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Mad Jack

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  1. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I stopped bothering with that years ago. These days, I sometimes remember to condescend to act human.
  2. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Don't forget Baby's First Mythos... And the rest of them include "young punks"?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    When Jack starts smiling and humming the circus music, it's time to run... Very fast and very far away.
  4. Mad Jack

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Start humming calliope music and they run. The smart ones run fast.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Trunk Monkeys are always appropriate for any occasion... (Now I'm wondering how many of the folks here don't know about the Trunk Monkeys*...) *
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I stand in line at midnight showings all the time... ...of Rocky Horror. The first and only midnight showing of a movie I went to was Dick Tracy, back in high school - and I still have the free t-shirt. Which was largely why I went, for the free shirt, lol. Well, there was also a redhead involved... and we all know how that goes.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Silly me. I must have had my watch on upside down... So, there's this old mini up for auction, it's some kind of water elemental, maybe a RAFM or Grenadier or Heritage, that's got to be at least thirty years old... I figured I'd probably snag it for around $5 or so, but put down a $15 bid on it just to make sure nobody sniped it on me. I woke up to find out I'd been outbid on it. Somebody either wants this thing bad (which may mean that this isn't just a random figure), or they got sucked into a my-precious loop and started a bidding war that blew up out of control. However, I fully intend to have this figure, and happen to have the extra cash to back up my intentions so I'm going to perform a psychological experiment - let's see if they want it badly enough to shell out $20 for it, lol.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Spent all day yesterday thinking today was going to be Thursday. Also took a fascinatingly large divot out of my thumb at work yesterday afternoon, with no idea how - I didn't notice it until my hand passed in front of where I was looking and my brain went, "Wait, my thumb's not supposed to be red..." There's a 1/16th inch-wide groove running from the corner of my fingernail about an 1/8th of an inch out to the tip of the finger, and it's about 2mm deep. I can only conclude that I accidentally carved it off on a sharp piece of dried glue while scraping it off off the boxmaker's glue machine. Currently filled in with superglue and wrapped with medical tape until the weekend to prevent further annoyance. Further annoyance has occurred, however, in the form of not being able to set up my wireless router since the internet keeps insisting it can't find tplinkwifi.net at this particular time, but suggests it might be there later, feh... If I can't find your damn site, how am I supposed to sign in to set up the damn router? Grrr... EDIT: In much cooler news, if they can make this thing telepathic and get it to shoot laser beams from its eyes, they'll have recreated one of my old Gamma World characters... MIT Researchers create cyborg houseplant that moves on its own
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So... I just won an auction for the Ral Partha 3-stage Female Fighter (still in the original bag packaging) for $4.58... I just won the Ral Partha AD&D Dragonbait mini with a $4.25 bid. I just won the Ral Partha AD&D Stone Giant for $10.85... I got elfing sniped on a two-bid auction for an elfing 28mm old metal water barrel that went for $1.51...
  10. Actually, I declined to acquire both of the first two items awhile back, lol. Hadn't seen the Scene-A-Rama kit or I probably would have snagged it. There's still a Battle Masters game at the Norwich store as well.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm on a strict-vegetarian diet myself - I only eat vegans...
  12. Those were extra copies I had from buying a 4-book lot of them on Evil-Buy... I knew somebody would grab them pretty quick. I have... um... without going upstairs to look, I think I have the first sixteen, except for one book, and then I have about four or five more of the later ones. They're one of the four or five things I semi-seriously collect. I also tossed in the waitress Sophie with the rebuilt hand - her original tray went toward another project, so I sliced her hand off of it and rebuilt it using the top of a WizKids(?) barrel for the tray. Hope the hand doesn't look too bad - I was fighting really old greenstuff and a serious time limit...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well, you could always make one - I used to put Rocky Horror costumes on bears for some of the cast members, and even did up a bear as Mephistopheles Smith once (bald head with horns, tail, cloven hooves and all)... Absolutely totally necessary and unavoidable on-site inspection of the equipment that just happens to coincide with the Con?
  14. Just picked up seasons 1-3 of The Pretender on dvd at the Goodwill for $26... Jack is no longer allowed to buy any tv until he watches the stuff he already has.
  15. Picked up the first season of Forever Knight on dvd as well as the SyFy miniseries Tin Man... (How can you not love a re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz where the Wicked Witch shoots flying monkeys out of her boobs? lol)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Thing is, though, that I'm only really interested in maybe painting the figures...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There's a fairly beat-up copy of the old Battle Masters game in the glass case at the local Goodwill... Couldn't read the price tag without getting somebody to open the case for me, so I'm not sure but it looked like $25. I'm debating whether or not I want to go back and take a closer look at it to see if it's all there.
  18. Oh, forgot to mention that my latest haul included the D&D Collector's Series Minsc & Boo miniature from GF9... Found it at my local Toy Vault for for $10.
  19. So... My company hit the monthly sales goals, so we got some bonus money - about $49... They also gave us a ham and a $100 gift card. Today I blew that money like a trumpet, lol... A trumpet playing a fast jazz solo.... The damages: - A Fire 7 tablet with 8gb of storage, a 16gb micro SD card for it, and a case/fold-out stand... My previous one seems to have died after, um, not being charged for about a year or so, lol... - A 32gb SD card for my camera... - In a further effort to compact my dvd collection, I picked up several multi-movie collections to replace individual dvds: Game of Thrones seasons 1 & 2 (previously only had season 1), The Transporter 1 & 2, all four Lethal Weapon movies, and both G.I. Joe movies... So I've gained a tv season and four movies, but only gained one box more than I had. I also picked up Maleficent, because it was on sale today. - For my toolbox I got a small 5-inch long pen-shaped LED worklight with a magnetic end and a new multi-blade folding knife (one end is a regular blade and the other is a utility knife)... - A pack of rechargeable AA batteries, since the ones I currently have are getting rather ancient... And I almost got a new pair of steel-toed boots for 50% off at the local Sears closing sale, but the only pair they had in my size was tight in the toes... (Damn my wide-elf elephant feet...grrr.) I also just placed a reaper order for some paints: 09682: MSP HD: Stark Naked x2 29847: HD Rich Indigo x1 29849: HD Umber Brown x1 29836: HD Military Grey x1 29829: HD Golden Brown x1 29825: HD Tusk Ivory x1 29806: HD Fireball Orange x1 29804: HD Rusty Red x1 29803: HD Entrail Pink x1 29801: HD Crimson Red x1
  20. Mad Jack

    Ghosts of Midlam Manor painted by Citrine

    I have a drawer full of Delta Ceramcoat bottles about that old that are still usable... And a fair handful of the old Partha paints as well. I think there are just some bottles of paint that refuse to die until their very last drop is used...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I get out of work at 3:30... At 2:30, the boss comes down with a rush job - he needs 250 boxes, and he needs them for the next shift... 3:30 comes, and we're nearly done, so my coworker takes off and I hang out for another ten minutes to finish the boxes - knowing that I can still get to the bank to cash my check as long as I leave work by 4:00... Just as I finish up the boxes, the boss comes back and says, "Oops. Looks like I need 500, not 250." 6 PM. I worked two-and-a-half hours of unscheduled overtime on the last day before the holiday... Never got to cash my check... And most likely will be working Friday as well.
  22. So we should just forward your mail there? Got a package from @BlazingTornado today - Looks like it just barely squeaked past the Canada Post shutdown. I now own nearly all of the old TSR Marvel Superheroes 5371 Set #1 and 5372 Set #2 (missing 5 of the 24), and 9 out of 12 of the 5373 Indiana Jones box set as well... I also found a Pac Man cartridge for the Atari 2600 at the Goodwill today. I don't have a 2600 to play it on, but I don't care - it was just too cool to pass up, lol. Oh, and the company passed out their holiday season hams today, so I'll have to spend part of the long weekend figuring out how I want to cook it.
  23. Mad Jack

    [Pathfinder?] Fantasy Cop Campaign - Thoughts?

    I've read quite a few of his books. The Hawk & Fisher series inspired a hell of a lot of npcs in my games over the years.
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    Azer minis?

    The TSR guy is of a decent size, but kind of basic-looking. Unfortunately, he's also one of the figures that doesn't turn up very often on EvilBuy...
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