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Mad Jack

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  1. Mad Jack

    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    I don't celebrate holidays of any kind.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm reasonably certain stuffing them into an appropriately-sized receptacle would unfortunately cause them to reach critical mass long before I got them all the way in...
  3. Usual Ebay store price for any single figure regardless of manufacturer is between $4-6, and recognizable characters from branded box sets like Marvel or Dragonlance are always at least $6 and higher each. A quick search shows one guy selling Capt. Marvel for $4.99, another guy selling other individual figures at $5.99 each, and a third person selling four figures (Thing, Thor, Doc Ock and Capt. America) for $19... The Top Secret figures are pretty generic, so they're not really worth anything unless you've got a complete set in the original box, and the D&D class box figures are common enough that the only ones that are worth money individually are the ones with easily-broken weapons/gear that are still in perfect condition (i.e., you have several copies of the assassin w/ scimitar figure, and you almost never find him with his sword intact.).
  4. The Star Frontiers star ships I can't quote prices on, but there are currently a number of auctions for the humanoid and monster figures - blister packs are going for around $10-15 and single loose figures or small lots for $6-10... The Marvel and Indiana Jones figures you can probably easily ask $6-10 for apiece. Tika, Toede and the Draconians from the Dragonlance sets could easily get $10 or more, if somebody happens to be looking for them. The Goldmoon figure is missing the top of her staff, but you can still get a couple of bucks for her.
  5. Mad Jack

    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    The Atari 2600...
  6. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Today at work, there was a spill on one of the filling machines during the morning, and a huge puddle of pink diaper rash cream ended up on the piece of cardboard we always keep under the machine to catch it. After the spill was all cleaned up, someone tossed the cardboard and all the paper towels and everything into a nearby plastic trash can. A plastic trash can without a liner in it... Jack spent the twenty minutes before lunch with his head and half his upper body inside the trash can scraping out all the pink glop. Jack is reasonably certain that if he ever finds out which paragon of human intelligence engineered this particular example of the dangers of inbreeding there will be violence.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I just tell them that all my calls are being recorded by the CIA and the NSA, and that some nice government agent will be contacting them shortly in regard to their alleged terrorist activities...
  8. Mad Jack

    Pottermore - What did you get?

    I refuse to discuss the size of my wand in pub... Erm, nevermind. All things involving internet quizzes make my brain bleed.
  9. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yes, but only because you're all just imaginary people living inside my head, so technically you're all me, and I'm Mad... Oh, c'mon... You know you want to knit little cat booties...
  10. Okay, I kind of hate you a little right now... Well, actually a lot. Sweet haul. And you can probably get almost all of your money back by selling some of those doubles.
  11. Mad Jack

    House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    Don't forget 02604: Lorn, Barbarian w/ Axe... Lots of bare flesh for big scars... I turned mine into a female half-orc, and since I messed up sculpting part of her upper lip I put a big scar running vertically down her face...
  12. Were all of those TSR minis from the class boxes, or were there some from the other sets?
  13. Mad Jack

    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    Trying to find the time to do anything hobby-related, nevermind finish a project...
  14. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ah, I wondered where my ex-mother-in-law had ended up after I kicked her through that random dimensional portal...
  15. Those Falcon Fantasy orcs and the Archive slimes came from the Citadel - some of the last of their truly old-school metal. And speaking of which, I need to take a trip down there this coming weekend to liberate more treasures from the vaults...
  16. Mad Jack

    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    An artifact-level version of Daern's Instant Fortress, that can be adjusted to any size and consideration I wanted. And would shrink down to something I could put on a keychain.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Weren't you the one that was worried about her ability to sculpt a dragon bust?
  18. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I read that as ""having a conversation with the halfling corpse's head"... (Also a particularly Irish thing to do... Along with coating them in lime until they're a giant stone lump and then pitching them back at their relatives in the next battle.)
  19. Mad Jack

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Well, it's a much better enterprise (and infinitely less shady) than the "discount merchandise" business I was running in junior high...
  20. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    If you're feeling crafty and have some spare time, you can get a jar of tool handle dip and paint it onto a pair of thin ladies' gloves in strategic spots. Or maybe the cheap white cotton gloves they sell in bulk.
  21. Mad Jack

    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    "18 and Life" and "I Remember You".... I met a girl named Louise when I was in the psych ward when I was seventeen, and "I Remember You" was kind of our song. If you look really hard in the right light, you can still almost see her named carved into my arm. I also used to listen to the Grateful Dead's Skeletons In The Closet and a lot of Janis Joplin on cassette when I'd stay up all night in my room writing. Other than that, there's a lot of '80's songs that have memories attached to them.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I've been carrying around about an eighth of an inch of hobby knife tip in my right ring finger since I was about sixteen or seventeen. Went right in the end of the finger nearly parallel to the bone, got stuck, and came out shorter than it went in, lol. Used to have a pencil-eraser-sized spot on the end of the finger with no feeling, but now it's down to about about 4mm... Yes, but how many of them are on your hands? Or at least in useful clumps that are capable of gripping things? Some of mine have blood in the paint. Usually that's intentional, though.
  23. Mad Jack

    Jack Vance's Dirdir

    You could probably cobble one together out of a githyanki...
  24. It might be a different type of paper than most books use for the covers, but it also could be the coating they put on them. Almost everything paper these days that has an image on it gets at the very least a UV-resistant coating, and they could have very well laid something much heavier on the covers as extra protection from damage...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    And yet for hundreds of years they were considered borderline inedible peasant food, which is why the Irish were allowed to grow them... One of these days I'm going to make one of those internet pics that shows a giant bowl of colcannon and says: " Colcannon The Irish didn't invent bacon. Or potatoes. But bacon mashed potatoes... Yeah, that was us." Six of the nine children in my father's family were born in Ireland.
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