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  1. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The YouTube algorithm is finally starting to close in on me...
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    OneBoot's Lost ALL Her Marbles! DDS2 in 7 Days!

    Sorry this took a million years, apparently I put all the files in a safe place so, naturally, couldn't find them. But here at last is your proper new salad bar, so now you're not out of uniform anymore.
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    Happy LV-426 day, Guindyloo!

    I missed this whole thing. Didn't sleep well. Had this weird dream about being smothered and I've had the most vicious case of heartburn all day.
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    Autumn Huntress by Cyr

    Wow, she looks great! I might have heard you gripe on the hangouts once or twice while working on that cloak, but the effort definitely paid off!
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    Larry Elmore dragon lass from Ral Partha

    I should have this figure somewhere in metal mountain because I got all the S&S minis from IWM... but I don't recognize her so now I'm wondering if I missed one. Great job on her!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The western voice actors for Naruto drove me nuts so that's when I took up watching subs. Very, very deadpan. But I liked the old Sailor Moon dub actors better than the originals, so I'm not especially consistent. I still have a pack of Sailor Moon playing cards from 1994. I suspect that, like my well-worn Hulk Hogan's Rock n' Wrestling sticker album from 1986, they will be with me forever for no reason.
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    Paint brushes

    I've only used the series 33 rounds so far. I got some synthetic Q Series 5R size 0 from the art store some years back and those are generally what I use for drybrushing (despite not being flats).
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Pretty sure Crunchyroll is just subtitles. Better if you want really fresh stuff since it's like a day delay or shorter from airtime in Japan. Been a long time since I was there, some things might have changed. I usually go with subtitles because sometimes the dub voice acting can be a bit flat and lose the cues of the original inflection, so I don't know anything about the other one except that it's probably the better one for dubs.
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    Ral Partha AD&D Catoblepas

    It's an old licensed TSR Ral Partha so is no longer in production and, due to licensing, probably never will be again. They can be found on eBay from $20-$80 US depending on condition and packaging.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Huh. Most of my D&D career was spent in 2nd Edition and we were overrun with bards. I never played one, I mostly played clerics because I liked playing clerics and everyone else didn't. On the rare occassions when there was already a cleric I usually played fighters. But I'd say a good 90% of my parties across four different DMs had at least one bard, and probably 40% of parties had two. I don't know much about bards since they weren't my preferred type, but everyone else seemed to love 'em. My 1st Edition career was a mere three weeks, so I didn't see any 1E bards.
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    Ral Partha AD&D Catoblepas

    Niiiice. I bought one of these last year and it's still in the blister because I had no idea what to paint it as. Your colour scheme is just what I'm looking for, so I will steal it to use on my own. Uh, I mean, craft a loving, inspired tribute to your excellent hard work. *yoink*
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    Paint brushes

    Well, I can tell you that having lived through The Great Kolinsky Shortage I know all too well about the desire to preserve the good brushes* - particularly my W&N Series 7. But now that The Dark Time is over, I can also tell you that I bought some Ro & Co Series 33 last November for my winter supply stock. These were 2 size 0 and three size 2/0. The size 0 I didn't use much, so most of the work was done by the 2/0s. (The work now totalling 87 figures, including a very big Feathered Serpent) My painting method is BRUTAL. I am a brush murderer. But those 2/0s lasted 6 months. Every week or so I gave them a quick dunk in W&N Brush cleaner and restorer to fix them up a bit. I'm still using my third 2/0 for everything - and I do mean everything, from basecoat on up. All three are still usable, just a touch less fresh than they used to be. Ro & Co brushes are survivors. So from my experience with these Die Hard brushes you probably won't need synthetics. If you got like 5 or 6 Ro & Co of whatever size and a small bottle of cleaner and restorer you could make two of them your workhorses and save three for fine work. This will probably last you a good while even if you're a hamfisted brush-smasher like I am. Overall it will be less expensive and give you more of the results you're looking for - even the most dire veteran Ro & Co Series 33 will usually outperform a synthetic. And tbh, I probably wouldn't have done so much harm to the first two size 2/0s if I hadn't done my Feathered Serpent's scales in a rush. Turns out jabbing them into craggly nooks and crannies isn't good for them. They could still probably do eyes, they even still have their point, it just gave them more belly girth. So basically if you're even remotely civilized with your brushes then all you really need are some extra Ro & Co to keep separate for fine use and then use the older Ro & Co for everything else. Maybe make one separate just for metallics if you use metallics, to keep glitter pollution under control. And if you need to drybrush then maybe that's a job for synthetic. *I am still paranoid about brushes because of the time I ran out and spent three weeks painting with a miserable, bushy thing. So even though everything above is true I still have a pack of 6 Ro & Co unopened in reserve, and will add a 6-pack reserve reserve and then another 6-pack reserve reserve reserve, and THEN another 6-pack SUPER EMERGENCY RESERVE and then I might finally relax enough to not use this one brush for everything. This is a psychological response to brush starvation, not a reflection of the quality of the inimitable rosemary & company Series 33.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The real problem comes if somebody starts trying to draw conclusions from it, which is where I saw trouble. Mostly because the stats are the result of some 23 years of semi-random figure addition more than any overarching plan. You have multiple lines with multiple aims and different levels of attention (how long has it been since Legendary Encounters got a restock, much less an update), lines that merged (DHL now contains formerly Special Edition pieces). There's a lot of chaos in play as a rule, is what I'm getting at. So stats seem like order, when it's really chaos, and once people start reading into it then, boom, trouble and a big can of worms explodes. I mean, if you want an example of how chaotic DHL additions have been since 1995 we need only consider that until Bones II there was only one pack of Hobgoblins in the entire Reaper line (despite being a common monster type, and the trio only appeared some ten years in), until Bones IV there were no Reaper Troglodytes of any sort, but yet the line has killer clowns and roller skate girls. So bear in mind that the numbers may not necessarily yield useful information because there's enough weird stuff in the line and notable omissions as a rule that I couldn't even begin to figure out why some things are but other things aren't. I probably wouldn't even try, because that way madness lies.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The stat-gathering might have been what finally got it sent away. It opened many permutations of contention. Some of that might not even pertain to the subject matter itself, it's just that (as I well know) certain things can spiral out of hand. I once caused an extreme amount of trouble merely talking about how much I liked a certain discontinued paint colour, walked away, and came back to find my thread locked and full of stern warnings from Bryan not to ask about bringing paint back anymore. Many posts got nuked that day. I mean, who would think talking about paint would cause that kind of trouble? But it did. Beekeepers is not a punishment, just organization. Gathering the stats might seem benign, but I could see the potential for that to morph into speculation and Reaper does not appreciate it when we speculate or get too industriously inquisitive. I get things disappeared from time to time for benign inquiry, but no warnings, so I mostly see it as preventative because of the tendency for things to go sideways and create mod work. If a particular subject has proven troublesome in the past then it is more likely to get close scrutiny and anything that looks even remotely like trouble gets it taken care of. In cases where this seems wholly bizarre (or frustrating, when I need to know an answer and don't get it), I usually assume it's because of past context I may not be aware of. (like how I didn't know the SOON(tm) board meme was a raw nerve) I mention this because if you do pursue it in PMs then I would recommend you keep it there and if any speculation arises thereof you also contain it there because speculation is likely to cause all kinds of trouble.
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    Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I did the math the wrong way around and thought you would be on in the evening my time instead of afternoon. I was free and everything, eating popcorn and watching birdhouse cams on youtube. Sorry about my deficient mathemagics.
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