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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    mole (usually with an accent on the 'e' but I cant get my keyboard to cough up the accent mark) is a spicy, savory, chocolate sauce for chicken. Its a Mexican heritage dish and is absolutely scrumptious when done well. Just don't use sugar in the dish or the flavor is very offputting. (no one wants chicken truffles)
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    Yes, I did.

    Congratulations on your new freedom! I hope you have lots of fun and exciting things planned. Honestly, I don't ever expect to see retirement so I appreciate those who can escape the ratrace!
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    7580: Ma'al Drakar the Dragon Tyrant

    Nice job! This is one huge miniature. Congratulation on completing it!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    @SparrowMarie. So sorry. You have my sympathy, support and prayers. Dealing with horrible things is hard enough. Dealing with them in pain can be unimaginable. Do you have someone you can trust to support you for a little while so you can try to recover? Sometimes it helps just not to think. Roo
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    Mantic library mini crate

    The books on these shelves are really well positioned. Far enough in to set the sides and the back of the bookcase is true shadow, making painting easy, and they close enough to the edge that the cover colors aren't shrouded by the shelf overhang. The only thing I would have liked for realism is a few more horizontal stacks.
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    Mantic library mini crate

    A really quick and dirty set of scenery using mantics library mini crate. All told I have maybe 2 hours into the set. I think it came out pretty well. I wanted to see what these looked like and the could double for additional scenery on my Saga game. Air brushes brown primer, followed by a drybrush of woodland brown and then a bunch of colors for the actual books Hope you like what you see...
  7. I am good either way. We can go or wait. Even if bones 4 arrived for me it would be no guarentee that I would have time to open it and sort it in time.
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    Women in Horror 2019 : Gemma Files (Hasslefree)

    Well, when you go for plush carpeting, go for the best! I've been reading an urban fantasy where the carpet of one of the major characters is describe as so plush it was like walking through sand on the beach. The protagonist then goes on to describe how his shins were killing him by the time he reached the desk. I do think the mini came out really well. The sweater is excellent!
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    Mantic library mini crate

    thanks for the compliment! As you can see, our librarian will bend over backwards to help even if you want something from the very top shelf... or the ceiling, in this case!
  10. CGS is what I used to generate my character. It's awkward to get used to but once you do it's a pretty nice tool
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Too much adulting. Makes up for Saturday: played in a CSGO tournament (as a target dummy because I couldn't hit a darned thing, then played an evening game of Starfinder with my small group and was once again reminded of just how fun gaming can be. So it works out. Sunday's activities also included making cookies and getting to be section leader in the choir. Busy day, but the battery is replaced, the bags are packed, and I am reasonably prepared for my trip. Still would have liked to go shooting or painting though...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Planned to go shooting, car battery died. Planned to do some painting, nap happened. Spent the remainder of the evening packing for a 2 week trip. Oh boy... At least the flight' s at noon.
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    Women in Horror 2019 : Gemma Files (Hasslefree)

    for general carpeting at that scale I prefer to use the short velvet ribbon, the stuff that has a really short knap and looks matte instead of silky? makes a great carpet and comes in a whole bunch of colors and patterns. I like the surface of the anti-scuff pad, but I think it makes her stand a little high. Maybe cut it in half? I do like the sweater and how the socks came out too. the rubber boots are a nice touch.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It sounds like all of these people need to assemble one of the large heritage dragons or some of the stuff put out by Ral Partha in the 80s. I have a giant which had an underarm gap so big i actually used a spare eldar head from my warhammer bits to fill most of it rather than investing the required amount of greenstuff. Today's minis are so much better in both mold lines and gaps that there isnt even an issue. And I especially find humor in people complaining about minor issues with their free toy. They dont have to keep it, i am sure that there are others who will be more than happy to take it off their hands. And one more reason why I don't do Facebook.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Cable is annoying. Unfortunately for reasons too long to go into my cable is ties to my landline, my internet and my wife's phone and the cost is about $20 less a month than without the cable, so the box sits there collecting dust. I really don't know if remember how to turn it on... As for the cereal box electronic store: I don't buy anything from them I can't walk out of the store with then and there. Amazon and Costco are valid alternatives with better shipping records.
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    Women in Horror 2019 : Gemma Files (Hasslefree)

    I am definitely liking not-velma. its a nice bit of work so far. I was going to suggest flexing and peeling your mat, that is usually how i get CA off of mine and about the only thing that works. Acetone has a tendency to destroy the mat. In the more blurry photos you first showed, it looked like you had her in motorcycle leathers, complete with studs and a gang patch on the back. Now i am going to have to chase down the mini and give that a try. Call it bookworm-biker. Keep up the good work!
  17. I like him. maybe you can just say he is stoned to explain the cracks. Although thats a serious trip! Nice paint job and i love the sword!
  18. Lucky person are you! those are a little pricey for miniature storage but i love them. they do make different sizes if you can find them, up to about 60mm. anything bigger and you start looking at either battle foam or display cases (so speaks the guy currently displaying 88 dragons in his front entrance)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You know, in the interest of preserving your co-workers lives: It is possible to make coffee using nothing more than 2 coffee mugs and a paper towel. If you're willing to strain it through your teeth you dont even need the paper towel... If all else fails, theres cowboy coffee: put grounds in pot, break office furniture into a pile of firewood, light fire, warm pot over fire, when heated drink the resultant tincture. We must preserve members of the Sith from visiting prisons, we need to limit their access to mooks!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    That is, unfortunately, the disadvantage of the estate: you have to be willing to give it all up. When my Dad was in his last stages he got me and my brother to come down to the hospital room and he wrote out a receipt for 'family items and heirlooms' which allowed us to legally go down to to his old house and collect pretty much anything we wanted from his stuff but the rest of it was sold to cover debts. My parents were never very good with money and died before me or my brother were in a financial position to really help them. It's been over a decade now, I still miss them. I've had a number of friends stuck in your father's position. They helped someone out and supported a family member when no one else would and then the person leaves them an inheritance and he has to fight to keep it because a son or brother or daughter feel they deserved everything because they were blood relations. It's painful. I am glad you got to keep your farm, even if you got the debts as well. That is a cool shot! Took me a moment to realize what was going on, even with your description. Join the ranks of the flying managers: go to exotic locations, see interesting places... on your way to a conference room with 70s decor that looks the same in every location. You take the longer way round but it sounds like you get the same result. The old guard tell me of times when it was typical to spend weeks at a remote plant and they would get tours and dinners and luxury hotels. I think they tell us that just to make us jealous. I love Brutus the lapdog. Reminds me of our Doberman Zeus. He grew up with a mini daschund and never made the connection that he was bigger. He was large enough to just climb on a sofa or the bed but he would always back up to the edge of the room for a flying leap. It was a... unique way to be awakened in the morning. He would then squeeze himself in a tight little ball and attempt to curl up on your lap. It was all very cute, if a tad uncomfortable. He weighed around 35 kilos.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I don't know about Canadian law but in the US, unless you are a spouse, debt between generations can be avoided completely. One of the most important decisions you can make is deciding whether to create an estate or absorb it into your personal finances. If you choose the finance route you dont have to pay lawyers costs and you pay less taxes on the inheritance and you get all of the funds pretty much immediately, but you also receive all of your benefactors debts and responsibilities. However, if you choose the estate and probate route, the estate becomes a legal entity and all debt owners must make claims against the estate and cannot come after any of the benefactors for a penny. Obviously, as soon as they find out someone is dead, the creditors try and get the survivors to pay the debt as an obligation or because its 'the right thing to do' These can be seriously dirty tactics. When my father past away after my mother he left behind a large 6 figure debt with 5 figure assets. Even the house was morgaged with a 100% balloon payment at termination. We went with probate, created the estate, basically gave the house back to the bank, let the debt owners have about 4% of their claim each and told the rest that they would just have to live with it. There is very little more satisfying than telling a debt collector that the debtor is dead and there is a probated estate: you can hear the exasperated sigh of misery over the phone. Even better is the law in Indiana that says they can only call once after you give them the probate lawyer's contact information.
  22. I like the Luger and the 1911 as well. Very fine firearms. I've shot a 1911 from that vintage, but not the Luger. i would be curious to see how it shoots. Not interested in the revolver, i never liked the way they shoot.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Me and the birds have an arrangement. I feed them in the lean months and they pay homage to the sun god in the morning, singing his songs of praise and appeasing him so I dont have to. I haven't seen the dawn in 2 years. I have not missed it. Sometimes the most romantic thing you can do is be the most supportive person you can be. My MIL went has a degenerative brain disease which resulted in her turning in my FIL to the police as a famous serial killer... 3 times... with over 200 cubic feet of 'evidence', including yarn, newspapers from foreign countries, a frying pan and other interesting tidbits. She has also accused him of unsolved bank robberies and terrorist actions, none of which he has had any part of. She is now in a memory care ward where she feels safe. She also cannot remember anything that happened for more than 5 minutes or anything that happened in the last 5 years. other than that she is perfectly easy to talk to and has a really great memory for the family genealogy. Conversations are interesting. And they are still married, go figure I would bring coffee Well, see above. I agree with the consensus, if he wants her to come, he can convince her to come. your wife should not be guilting her mother into doing anything. I generally have an issue with people who pull the 'all we have left' card, its usually an indication that they feel they havent done enough and are now trying to make up for it by showing off their desire to be a family again. Let the cards fall and be prepared with a good meal and something fun to do on the weekend.
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    Fire Giant 3

    you may need more highlight on the giant, but I love the sword. Nice job on that! Highlights and shadows can be hard to master but the first step is recognizing when you need more. I like the coloring and your choice of accents on the giant. I also like all the metal work. Thanks for showing him off!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Darn it. I want to hobby but my brain is mush and just wants to vegetate in front of the brain drain box. soooo tired...
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