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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    The fact I used to be pretty good at DDR (specifically Max 2 and Extreme cabinets), and especially In The Groove, where I was fairly decent at the challenge modes. My favourite time was at a local competition in Calgary (at the Leather Pocket, wonder if Len still has it open, the pool tables anyways) where I wound up not only being drawn against the one who was my rival at the time (an awesome woman) but to top it off, the third song was the one we had been fighting each other on the scoreboard for the past month. I've NEVER seen a room full of ITG competitors go silent almost the instant a random draw was announced... Then again, over half the room knew just how fierce it had been - she'd set the score, and I'd come in an hour or two later, then beat it.. That's how it started. This kept happening with bragging back and forth on forums, up until the day it was drawn... And with it being drawn, the half that didn't know of the rivalry was trying to chant for a redraw, because it was Vertex^2, arguably the most technically challenging song in ITG2. I grinned to her, she shot one of those "bring it on" kind of looks, and I think my only words were "it's settled, today!" with quite the determined voice. In the end, I lost by all of 0.1% or so, but it was a worthy loss, because man, we made each other work for it - we were neck and neck the entire time. And yes, I was courteous enough at the end to offer a handshake, which was accepted. I left her score up on the high scores for a month before going after it again... ^_^;;;; My favourite mode to play was double though and man did I put a LOT of loonies into machines that had double premium (pay $1, you can play both pads, instead of how machines were normally configured, which was a $2 hit)... ..... And even with all of that, I couldn't do a seven star in PumpItUp.... Steps are a lot harder in Pump though, as they're based off of actual dancing styles... .... Oh wait, every chance I get I talk a out that battle. Uh, uhmmmm... I'm proud my second day at a winter autocross I best eight Subaru's, which driving a Corolla? Nope, I tell that one pretty often too. Proud of the fact I beat a score one of the big league benchers put up? Hmmm, nope, in computer forums I don't shut up about how I managed to beat a score Christian Ney put up (I beat his FSB submission for my first subzero benching motherboard, after a LOT of attempts). Uh.... Huh. Uhm, I'm.... Drawing a bit of a blank. I tend to boast about accomplishments I'm proud of, and/or am talkative about things in general I'm proud of... Can I jokingly say then that I'm proud of the moments when I can actually shut up, and let others talk? No, really, I am serious about that.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Wait, they're really a lot cheaper in the PM? I'll have to keep that in mind...
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Yes, I'm looking forward to fall. (yeah, I couldn't resist, me and heat don't get along well) Now that that's out of my system, I'll playfully say "FREEDOM!!! .... On approved credit". By that, I mean that while I have been approved for an auto loan, odds are I'm not going to take it, as the same bank that offered me the auto loan is the same one I'm talking to about consolidation so I can get ahead and finally do the whole "buy a house in three years" thing. The freedom part? The fact I'll have a LOT more money to work with every cheque, which means hobbies get more attention, as does going out, and same thing with snacks. Sucks to probably say no on such a gorgeous vehicle, but... There's something to say about having the peace of mind to be able to free things up to.... Well, get new monitors (6-8 of them, with most being high end ones, as a note), new video cards for computers, a new HTPC, a new pc for me, laptop for hubby, lenses for cameras, blah blah blah blah... No real trips come to mind just yet, but I wouldn't mind hitting up Calgary Zoo...
  4. I won't lie, they're a rather tempting company to say the least.... So I'm glad that a good amount of their products are carried by someone in Canada now so the gap between ordering and receiving them doesn't take quite as long
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I've had issues on desktop client for about... Just over a day now. Since middle of the afternoon yesterday, I think. Mobile Chrome on Android doesn't suffer the issues though, but desktop Chrome sure does.
  6. I'm definitely going to have to pick up a set of those Inktense inks, especially the wood ones... Downright gorgeous!
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    Take a hike!

    Gorgeous shots!
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    Black Rose Wars

    Guess I'll have to find out later on, as there isn't room on the cards atm to add this in. Oh well, such is life
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    Black Rose Wars

    Wow that is an absolutely amazingly epic kitsune.... Hopefully it can be purchased later on!
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    Stonehaven: Large Fox

    Lovely painting of a lovely mini! .... Oooh, they have a samurai kitsune with a totally oversized sword, that's awesome.
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    DSM8024, Fox Knight

    Foxes, in plate, whoo! And a marble fox too! I sort of prefer the sneaky, rogue-like foxes but one would say it's probably because larger ears don't play well with plate (fennecs rule!) Definitely loving that armour and sword!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That sounds neat, but will playfully register slight disappointment at no pictures being included :p I think part of the thing with Saskatchewan being "flat" by perception is not many have been in much of it. You want flat? Most of Saskatchewan, even the flat parts have more interest to them than the entirety of the QE2, which is a really boring stretch of road from Edmonton to Calgary... So boring, there's a reason why so many stop in Gasoline Alley... I think Taber is till considered a town, I just lump it in with Lethbridge since not everyone knows of Taber or Vauxhall. Ahhhh, I always wanted to see that ship. Sadly it went up in flames like 15 years ago, didn't it? Or was that the Bluenose II, the replica?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The most commonly shared bit of "knowledge" out here is that you could pass out at the wheel and you won't have crashed when you wake up because the roads are so straight with so few elevation changes.. That and you could drive forever towards the horizon, and only run out of fuel... I've only ever been just inside the province, but yeah, Saskatchewan only ever seems to get credit for things like the Roughriders (NFL) and, uhm, uh... I don't even know any jokes of the province other than the two previously mentioned ones. Winnipeg is at least "Winterpeg", Alberta is "oil country".... Edmonton used to be known as "E-Town", with Calgary being "Cowtown", Red Deer was "Gasoline Alley" (seriously, most people who haven't lived there think its that small section with the Tim Hortons/Wendy's, two A&W's (one on each side), a Costco, and Toyota dealership that's "hidden"... Oh, and a few RV dealerships.), Lethbridge/Taber/Vauxhall are all known as "the cities really close to the border" as well as potato and beet country (despite everyone in Edmonton thinking Taber has the best corn on the prairies...) The other one so many forget about are the Maritimes - even Canadians. It's the home of Newfies, No'er'scotians, and whatever the guys from PEI call themselves.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Closest thing that exists would be the Legendarion Kitsune Monk.... But tails are too short and aren't thick enough, and the ears are too short. Not quite certain as to how I'd go about describing more though, since it's early in the morning, I just recently woke up, and haven't had any coffee yet. I am planning on buying that mini at some point though, just a case of making sure I have enough cash to pick them all up.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Fast paced day at work followed by quick scramble to the bank, and then because we were in the same building, and had free tickets, the Avengers movie.... Which turns out well, becuase the mall was giving away a bunch of free stuff at said theater and so we got free pop aaand a nice two for one pass. Edit: only annoying part is now waiting a few more days to see if that car is coming home with me, but I can live with this.
  16. Watched the new Avengers movie. I'll go with "interesting" alongside grumbling that would get you scolded even on the hangout! Good movie, but.... Ah unno. We'll see after the next one comes out. I spent too much time thinking about how it felt like it was half the length the creators wanted it to be...
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    Legends of Signum

    Definitely good to know on the email, since I can't "easily" check my Kickstarter email until I get home. I can, it's just a bunch of loopholes to access it, that's all. And yeah, do I ever want those Wulfen (and, uhm, half of what Legendarion sculpted but that's totally something different)
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    Legends of Signum

    Wallet is happy, but I'm not about an IP claim, especially since it's been running for a while, had several weeks of ramp up prior to starting that was visible, and of course, the fact they've been advertising building it up since 2015. I'm definitely going to wait and see how this plays out, but it sure comes across rather heavily as a poor attempt by another company that's bitter their campaign didn't do as well as this one has been going to try and snuff out any possible competition... Then again, this one actually had high quality sculpts, some interesting mechanics (even if the card aspect was one that drew a lot of criticism, doubly so because a miniature game should be about how someone plays and what dice wind up saying, not what cards you have, this isn't M:TG but it still seems the cards are reasonably balanced, plus the fact it was looking like you'd get a full booster box by the time the campaign finished, so would hopefully be enough cards for diverse decks for two players)... First all the Cadwallen.... Stuff, then this. Here's hoping it's smooth sailing after its cleared, and they're able to push an update to backers about what's going on.
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    Legends of Signum

    Yeaaaah, that "can be bough at $122k or free for core and up at $127k" mini is... I want, so much. I'm curious as to how much of the newer greyed out ones are Wulfen....
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    The new and improved Dragon Snack Games

    It's generally considered to be the pot, as most who have switched them over to a dropper bottle report no issues even a few years later. The most common trick I've read about when swapping them over is to add a few drops of flow improve, shake and/or stir thoroughly, then slowly pour it into the dropper bottle (generally with the use of a small, slick funnel to reduce spills). The main factor most say that causes the drying out are two fold: first being getting the pots to properly seal is difficult, and secondly, just how large the opening for the pot is. At least that's what I've read anyways.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Given that I don't have any pets at the moment, I'll instead go with what I'd ask, or what some of my previous (and dream) fish would say. Tyr (my black/orange crown tail Betta who died of stress when his tank cracked) would probably aks me why I'm always fussing around with his tank, and I'd say something along the lines of "because you keep killing your snails that do the cleaning so you can watch Mythbusters and forget to breathe!" (yeah, he'd get so caught up in the show, he'd forget to dart up for air). I called him my goth punk rocker, for semi obvious reasons. Hunter (my half-moon Betta with four different colours that shimmered) would be excited about me messing around with his tank, because he liked new perches, and was especially fond of anubias plants, especially the large leaf varieties. Sadly poor guy died due to a combination of swim bladder issues and fin rot at the same time. No-name jawfish (since I haven't purchased him yet) I'd ask "whatcha doin" and he'd be all "digging!" or "making hills!" or such (they spend a lot of time building their burrows) No-name ferret (since we don't have a house yet)... I'd ask him "so, what's the best thing to jump off of, and then land into?" Beauregard, mom's old cat that passed away twenty ish years ago, with whom I learned how to give good rubs to as he had arthritis, I'd probably ask how the rubs are helping, and he'd say something along the lines of "just a touch lower" since initially I'd always miss the spot he needed rubbed by half an inch, but got better about it as time went by.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh right, it is an unsecured loan I'm looking at, we don't have actual debt consolidation loans here in Canada, or at least Alberta, as far as I know. The biggest reason for wanting it go be done through a bank though is their rates are usually better than credit cards, which can be handy (even 16.5% is a lot easier to pay off than 36.99-46.99% that the mid to high risk lenders offer, for example). I'll be calling the bank that offered me the car loan later today, because I really wouldn't mind getting that car but I want to make sure payments aren't going to take up too much of my budget. They're also apparently a lot more open minded about things, which is handy, doubly so since I can push the whole "hey, me signing that auto loan would really be helped by this happening" if I absolutely have to. Basically, it just boils down to sure, I'd love to get a car, but I also want to make sure there's room in the budget for other things that might come up (like fuel prices, which spiked to $1.349/L recently, and the car I'm looking at uses premium/92 octane, so make that $1.489/L, which means filling that 50L tank is going to hurt every 450-500km). If I can't get the car, I can't, but I'm at least still going to look at options, which seems to surprise some of the finance guys that someone who so passionately wants that particular car (and is so particular about which transmission it has) would then be wary when he looks at things and pauses to double check everything (which is really really REALLY hard to do when you're THAT excited). Im surprised hubby hasn't made any playful midlife crisis jokes yet since I am 35. Oh wait, it's because it isn't a Miata, it's a Scion FR-S :p ... I'm so not telling the finance guys the biggest reason I want the car though (I so want to hit up the Calgary Zoo on our tenth anniversary, and I'd rather drive there)
  23. Monday is a holiday for most of Canada, so I suspect not much in the way of shipping will happen that day.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sadly out here there's only the one - they've gone and bought out all of the smaller credit unions, and they act like the big banks do, but because they aren't one of the big five they're "picky" about who the let open a bank account since they aren't forced to allow everyone to open one. I might still consider it at some point though. Loan stuff gets even more fun: the bank that's willing to provide me the auto loan (that's currently sitting as all ready to go, just needs a squiggleture)... They can't do the application for a consolidation loan I was looking at until I've signed a piece of paper in a branch O_o I feel like I'm some side tent circus act with how many hoops they make you jump through
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That's pretty much the gyst of it. If I had several thousand dollars just lying around for a rainy day, I wouldn't be trying to do the banking stuff, I'd just go out and buy said car. Trying the bank that's willing to provide me with an auto loan, and if that doesn't pan out... No shiny blue car, but I'll survive. Still so odd that MY bank won't look at it though.
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