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  1. Ral Partha Female Fighter in impractical armor

    I used to have that figure... She was I think my third or fourth ever conversion - I hacked off the shield and replaced it with a round one from some Greeks and then painted her up like Red Sonja... 'Cuz it's a well-known scientific fact that wearing a chainmail bikini for too long turns your hair fire engine red. And Kelto of the Woad still charges into battle wearing nothing but his bracers and ring and blue war paint... I'd say that great minds think alike, but butt-nekid berserkers of both sexes were a popular archetype in 2e...
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So, apparently Jack is not quite as much of a tough bastard as he used to be - Jack only managed to clock 56 hours of work this week instead of the 60 he was going for. He would have had 57 hours, but about an hour before he was planning to go home he looked at the next stack of baskets and just knew, in the deepest depths of his soul, that if he processed another order he was going to die. So Jack went home, and ended up taking an hour-long nap just sitting upright on his bed, and then came down here and got on the computer for awhile - at which point he fell asleep in his chair for three hours. In other news, Jack has been so busy lately that he forgot to file his unemployment claim for last week, and thus will have to spend time on his lunch break on Monday trying to call the DOL to get that straightened out. He also took too long getting his debit card straightened out, and the Reaper online store doesn't have any more Holiday Paint Sets, so Jack won't be doing a 12 Days of Reaper order after all. A brain sneese sounds very Dr. Suess-ian - is a brain sneese sort of like the good version of a brain weasel? Only about twice a day... Ever since my second try at college when I was in my mid-20's, most of my friends have been between ten and fifteen years younger than me. In one case my friendship with a friend's mother lasted about three years after the friend himself had taken off for California, and on the opposite hand I generally spend more time with my 16-year-old painting apprentice, Spawn Number One, than I do with his mother who's been my friend since before he was born. During my time on the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast, there was a point where our oldest member was about 45 and the youngest was 13... It produced some very fascinating conversations when we all went out to breakfast afterwards.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Well, that's almost sort of how I painted my fingerpainting guy - I did some basecoating and shading by glopping on a bunch of paint and blowing on it to push it into the little cracks and tight spots I couldn't reach with my finger... It's a messed up world when I'm the voice of reason and sanity... And yet I find myself in that role appallingly often. You're short and bossy... On the other hand, you do paint kinda nice. ( PEACH) Please Examine And Critique Honestly... It's the tag people slap in the title of their posts on the (now-extinct) D&D forums and ENWorld when they want feedback on their character build, new class design, etc.... Throwing someone through a window is tougher than it looks, even a plate glass window. They need to have a hard part of their body (like an elbow or head) hit first with a good sharp impact, so that there's a good starting crack for the rest of the impact force to push apart. Which generally means that you have to launch them with enough force and suddenness that they don't have time to react and try to soften the impact. i think you and I might know the same people - I gots me some cousins down in Jersey. So paint some more of them...
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Jack got out of work tonight at 8:45 pm... Jack finally got home at 10:20pm. His usually 40 min. drive took him almost twice as long. Jack has now finished the stuff he needed to get done for tomorrow, and is going to bed because he needs to be back at work in about 8 hours, which means that Jack will get to sleep about 6 of those... The Reaper online store was out of the Holiday paint Kits today, so Jack couldn't do his order and thus check that his debit card is now working right. Hopefully they'll be back in stock before the 12 Days is over - Jack doesn't need $30 worth of other stuff.
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It occurs to Jack that work might suck less tomorrow if he actually went to sleep. He's going to go do that now.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    "Necesito mas elefantes" is Spanish for "I need more elephants." This is actually a very useful thing to know at work. And speaking of... The Crazy Overtime fairy is kicking Jack in the teeth this week. Normal work week at Ivory Ella for the printing dept. is Mon-Thurs.... We've been informed that we're required to work a full shift on Friday, and then Jack will be pulling as many hours on Saturday as his knees/hip/back can handle. It's going to suck.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Right... One of you artistic types needs to draw the picture that popped into my head tonight... A very tall, buff Thor cosplayer is standing with his hands on his hips looking skeptically at a slightly shorter guy who's obviously a bodybuilder wearing a Gold's Gym shirt... The caption reads, "Do you even LARP, Bro?"
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    My brain is twisty and full of spiders...
  9. Post Your Hobby Wishlist Items

    Actually, I think the thing I need the most right now is time... And a stable job that pays enough to let me do some serious hobbying. A gaming group wouldn't hurt either.
  10. Post a pic and we can tell you what they are... (Probably within seconds of you posting it, lol.) @knarthex - I may need to borrow that mask in a few days... (Okay, how the hell do you do the red @ thing, anyway?)
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I was going to cook spaghetti tonight, but by the time I... - got out of work - stopped off at the ATM and the supermarket - got home - realized my kale had gone off (bad smell, not detonation, but on this forum I felt the need to specify ) - went back to the store for more kale - then hit McD's for some dinner since I realized the spaghetti wouldn't be read on time ...there was no time left to cook anything, so I just screwed around on the forum instead... I have totally failed at adulting this evening, and most likely will again tomorrow night. Dear gods, how many of her dishes did you break to earn that punishment??? We once had a nearly-fireproof tiefling barbarian who used to like to play artillery spotter for the mage's pyro by covering himself in oil or alchemist's fire and charging into the middle of the largest mass of hostiles... I've had nine root canals and a bridge. The anesthetic tends to wear off in the middle of them. So, did your character level up? Um, maybe not yet... "I'm sorry, you'll need to speak a bit louder so that my company can clearly record this call... Now what did you say your name was?"
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Not sure, but when you find out email me the pictures... In my own personal tale of Polyester, I had a cousin named Chuck who was ten years older than I am. During my childhood, I inherited all his old hand-me-down clothes and toys. The up side was that for quite some time I had all the old KISS albums on vinyl. The downside was that most of my early childhood pictures are of me dressed in variations on an outfit consisting of cranberry-and-white checked slacks, a white turtleneck, and a cranberry sweater vest... I spent the first quarter of the 1980's cosplaying as an extra from a '70's tv show. Jack's old man returned his small snowblower today... So Jack was a lazy elf and used he snowblower to clear out the inch-and-a-half of snow in the driveway instead of shoveling it. (Apparently the old man's big one died recently, so he borrowed mine because his girlfriend's house has a long steep driveway and they can't get out until it's been plowed.)
  13. Re-Acquisition... And you could always correct this obvious anomaly in the space-time continuum by sending them to me, thus restoring you to the proper number of minis you're supposed to have.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Plus, between decades of walking barefoot over rough terrain and scalding hot asphalt making the soles of my feet incredibly tough, and the fact that almost every inch of skin below my knees is all scar tissue (I don't recommend getting the chicken pox and poison ivy at the same time), I don't really feel very much cold or heat at all anymore. Also, I find the fact that you seem to have memorized my ability scores from that test to be slightly disturbing...
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