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  • Birthday 06/06/66

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    Science fiction, Doctor Who, Jim Henson, history, roleplaying games, fine art and art history, architecture, geology, paleontology, clothing and costume, random bits of whatever catches my fancy.

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  1. Getting vaccinated is nothing like as dangerous as licking paint on your brush. Toxicity depends on dose. You can smell the ammonia in some paints, and sometimes the formaldehyde. Anti-vaxxers wave around chemical names as if trace amounts of them were more of a threat than epidemics and disease, conveniently ignoring the vast effort it took to get us here and the millions of needless deaths humanity endured before we did. I know a lot of doctors. I get all my vaccinations.
  2. Reminds me of Diana Wynne Jones' Tough Guide to Fantasyland, a hilarious, gimlet-eyed (like so much of her work), merciless look at all the tropes of derivative fantasy, written up like an encyclopedic tour guide. A fantasy classic for sure.
  3. ... I just saw a line of specialty pinup figures, and now I can't unsee that they all have the exact same body, just clothed differently and posed differently. This isn't a denigration of pinups in general or even of these in particular. It's just that as an artist I'm used to looking at underlying anatomy, and when it is all identical it makes it more challenging for me to imagine individuality in the characters I'm painting. Not impossible, mind, just more of a challenge. I wonder if this is going to be a more common phenomenon now that 3D modelling is seeing greater use.
  4. I'm afraid I haven't read any L'Amour, but from what I've gleaned and what I've seen about other successful authors unsuccessfully copied, perhaps the problem was that other authors looked to L'Amour and thought, not that they should follow his process of spinning stories out of deep learning and understanding and observation, but that they wanted to write like him.
  5. The use of similar palettes makes them look like a matched set, while each is distinctly what she is. They look impressive and playable.
  6. These look fun. I enjoy seeing alternate color schemes like this.
  7. I keep going back and forth over whether the spider is an elegant solution or a bit of a kludge. The player is charmed by it, so I guess that's mostly what matters.
  8. I think where it clicked is when I started thinking of her outfit as a night side and a day side. It really fits the character.
  9. She's a really nice looking project. Things often don't turn out as we envision them. I think it has to do with the way we think about images, or think we think about them, if that makes any sense. Anyhow, she is lovely and you did a terrific and creative job on the base.
  10. It may be a simple paint job, but it's beautifully done. The purples echoed in the flowers on the base are a fine touch.
  11. Very nice, with a really nuanced sense of color. Good attention to detail and distinctive personality. And I love the exuberant freehand.
  12. Sounds way interesting! My character was born in Baghdad right around 1176 AD and wandered the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa but never once hit Europe.
  13. One of my present RPG characters was what passed for a surgeon in twelfth century Persia.
  14. Good news. Good fortune to the both of you.