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  1. Webcomics - Because....

    CAT DRAGON!!!1! The Auld Grump
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Aha! The stain on the miniature I hid at work is dry! I was afraid that it was going to be one of those weird reactions that some solvents have with Bonesium. MinWax Dark Walnut stain, for the record. Primed with Army Painter Skeleton Bone, detailed with Pure White, then dipped in Dark Walnut.... I wonder what it can be that I am painting.... The Auld Grump - I will be using Walnut stain on the base, not Dark Walnut.
  3. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    The books are closer to faction books than to gang books. The Great Houses more than the gangs under their umbrella. (A bit like the Mafia.) The gangs are individual, but belong to those Great Houses. So, the Escher are fast and shooty while the Goliaths are strong and thumpy. Each gang will be getting 'signature weapons' - the Escher are getting a whip and a needle rifle, while the Goliaths are getting a rivet gun. A cool idea, and helps make the factions different - but using the books as a way to soak more money out of the fans? Not so cool. It also annoys me because it sounds like they were really fleshing out the factions I was really looking forward to getting into the game. The Auld Grump
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I once showed this - To a friend that works at a parking garage - after one of his coworkers had managed to drive the snow removal mini-Cat off the roof of a four story parking garage. Sideways. Amazingly, he survived, and wasn't even seriously hurt - he landed on top of the snow pile where they had been dumping. The Cat was not so lucky.... The Auld Grump - because trying to edit on The Worst Internet in the WorldTM does not work so well....
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Hmmm, it turns out that those very nice, pagan, cowl dresses that I have been getting for Megan, when decorated with traditional plants that were significant to the Druids... become very nice Christmas dresses.... The Auld Grump
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Use it as a portmanteau - 'wriggle' and 'struggle' - the victim striggled on the hook, trying to get free. Lewis Carroll made a career of it. The Auld Grump
  7. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Pretty sure they are still following Kirby's edict of not releasing rules for models that are not AvailableTM fromTM Games WorkshopTM. Kirby was utterly convinced that other companies would steal and sell any idea that GW did not release first.... Ticks me off - what I have seen of the new version looks good. Just not worth $30 for the rules of each gang....
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That may well be the case - I have only faced, and been defeated by them, once. If there is a rematch at some point... I have no idea who will win. I winkled it out of its shell, dunked it in garlic butter and my brain said 'Sluuuuug!' and that was all she wrote. (I have no problems with spiders, centipedes, or insects... but slugs and scorpions both give me the collywobbles.) Megan is currently filling her bowl with the chickpea curry... again.... I am guessing that she liked it. I got the recipe from a Pathfinder adventure. The Auld Grump
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So, I take it that the experiment was a success? Two of the kids for tonight's game had new armies - Sam with Abyssal Dwarfs that she started painting a couple of weeks ago, and Dain, who is starting another army of Empire of Dust. Both used the Block and Dip method - not much n detail - but they had been working on their armies at home - not just at the painting meets! I gather that Dain's army will be getting bigger for Christmas - he knows what one of his presents is going to be. He has a mix of Mantic skellies and Bones mummies. Made me feel good. The Auld Grump
  10. Console yourself by watching the Star Wars Holiday Special. Then get the taste out of your moth by watching the Star Wars episode of The Muppet Show. (Featuring Derf Nader.) The Auld Grump
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I am working on her, slowly.... I reall don't understand when the culture divide crept in, with regards to food. I am an om-nom-nom-nomnivore. I was born and raised in South Boston - pretty much as Irish-American as you can get. As far as I can remember, the only food that I could not bring myself to at least try was escargot. (My brain said 'that's a slug' and this wall of plexiglass just appeared in front of my mouth - I could not get the slug snail between my lips.) The Auld Grump - I am going to have to hide the bits of the model at work... they are still just tacky.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I did manage to get her to try eel. Another traditional British food that doesn't seem to have held on here, across the Pond. Heck - I don't think most mince pies these days contain any meat! The Auld Grump - who appalled Megan by calling stuffing 'forcemeat'.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Once upon a time, I used gesso on a plastic miniature (anyone remember Heritage Miniatures brief foray into plastic?) and waterpainted it. A gift for a long ago, non-gaming girlfriend. The Auld Grump As I mentioned above - I love my slow cookers.... **** I really should have thought things through in regards to dipping a miniature at work... I need to get home to run Kids of War, and the dip has only gotten to the tacky stage.... The Auld Grump - I swear, the Min Wax dries faster at home....
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Cow or lamb? (Speaking of slow cookers - they work great for lengua.) They used to use beef tongue as a luncheon meat - sliced thin, and served with mustard between two slices of bread. I tried, but I could not get Megan to eat it. She didn't want to eat anything that had already been in somebody else's mouth. The Auld Grump - yes, I am waiting for paint to dry... how could you tell? Be warned - this will make you want to cry. Twenty five years later, and it still saddens me. The Auld Grump I stink therefor I am. I think I stink, therefor I must. Goblins are mustelids? The Auld Grump
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The recipe I was looking at for the curried goat, on My Heart Beets. I will admit, the idea of lightly braising the goat, then tossing it into the slow cooker was one of the charms. (I love my slow cookers. I have three.) The Auld Grump - tonight I have chickpeas in curry simmering away, while I work on a project at work. (I had to chase Megan home - it is her present that I am working on.)