Froggy the Great

Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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Oops... I think I killed the thread... ::o: Sorry about that, folks! Didn't mean to be a downer. I was actually just really excited about my new art project. ::): 

 

38 minutes ago, David Brawley said:

I'm sorry you're dealing with such a rough patch right now. I look forward to the wips. Any ideas what you'll start with?

Yup! Kyra and Lavarath from Bones 3. A powerful warrior who's got to deal with a mount that often outmatches her and has a mind of its own? Seems like a perfect metaphor for a friend of mine and her struggles with her brain.

 

30 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

Not enough words... but we can offer encouragement.  Art really is therapeutic, and miniatures can be more so for many of us.  Can really only offer a hope that you will have strength to see this time of difficulty through, that you will find the energy to invest in yourself (whether that is here or wherever you find good things) and that you quickly find yourself in better circumstances.  Just remember that when walking down life's road, if you are only looking at the rocks, sticks, stones and puddles that you are stepping over, you are missing the trees and mountains and clouds that pull you toward the horizon.  And when you find that someone takes a different fork than you are taking, soon enough there will be someone that is heading toward the same distant vista that you are heading toward and that will make the journey more pleasant for a time.

Thank you! ::): And painting minis is therapeutic but I need a reason to be painting them or I just spend the whole time thinking about how I'm really just trying to distract myself. So having a reason to paint them - even if that reason is specifically therapeutic :;): - should be enough to let me just enjoy the process. ::): 

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50 minutes ago, canuckotter said:

My favourite response to that is "Wait, from my Raspberry Pi?" They often get mad at me, which is hilarious because the Pi really is a computer and I really do own one. Admittedly it's not set up, but still... :lol: 

 

We have guys call work all the time about "merchant service accounts and credit card processing" I've gotten these calls so many times I know practically all the wordage they use to try and get to the owner. I got one yesterday that forgot to hang up before he said, "F#$% S@#$". It was rather funny. ::P:

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Just now, Froggy the Great said:

 

This must be mine.  Seriously.

 

And if I could find a spare hour or two, CafePress or Zazzle would be the place to find one. 

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4 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Whelp, got asked to volunteer to be a test monitor on my day off tomorrow. Said yes because the likelihood of a boom is higher than yesterday.

 

I worked with some engineers for a temp job who were writing proposals. (I was doing the art.) They had some great stories about doing pressure stress tests. 

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Unrelated: how do I change the faction I am in for RCon? Never spotted / can't find a drop down to change that. :huh: 

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6 minutes ago, TGP said:

Unrelated: how do I change the faction I am in for RCon? Never spotted / can't find a drop down to change that. :huh: 

I don't believe that part is active currently.  You should be able to change it before October though... sometime... 

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2 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

*ambles thru the thread gulp-guzzling his coffee, eyes crusted over with sleep* ugh time to get to work. Have a good day all!

 

Hi Ub3r!!!

 

Have a great day!

 

*** Stares at a Frost Giant's Village..sigh...if only he didn't had to work...****

 

 

2 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

So, I noticed something interesting on the package of new stroopwafels that I bought:

 

20170713_081330.thumb.jpg.079ab52292bd93f8fbc82cccaf5b91b8.jpg

 

 

 

So you got original DUTCH Stroopwafels.

 

Let me translate

 

GOUDA is a city.

 

So it says:

Gouda's Guild Syrupwaffles. ( another word for Stroopwafels)

 

Original Recipe from 1864

Made with dairy butter.

It has it's own great taste

 

Extra Large.

 

2 hours ago, TGP said:

So what does Groot mean in Dutch or Deutsch?

 

Iced Coffee FTW ?

 

A. Our language is called DUTCH ( The Netherlands)

   Deutsch is a German word for the German Language,

   Many Dutch people don't like to be taken for Germans ( this is something due to the German occupation during WWII)

 

B. GROOT means Large or Big. The OO is pronounced like the O in Overkill.

 

 

Spoiler

 

 

 

1 hour ago, canuckotter said:

I've been dealing with a lot of stress lately, between being super busy at work (except apparently right now when I'm taking a break to catch up here?), still going through early stages of transition, separating from my wife, and a few other things. It's meant that my depression has been hitting harder and more frequently. So my therapist suggested doing some sort of art project so I'd have something to remind me of times that I've actually mattered and made a difference in the lives of other people (since my brain enjoys convincing me I've never made a difference etc). I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do, and then this morning as I was typing a message to my brother asking if he had any suggestions, I suddenly clued in that I have the perfect type of art project to do: build a scene (or multiple scenes, potentially) with miniatures! So that's likely to be my focus over the next while... Hopefully it'll help me find the energy to get back into the forums more regularly... ::): 

 

 Wow. Sorry that you're going through a bad time.

I hope you will conquer this, it is a difficult time you will be going through, but in the end, you will be you.

I also hope you and your wife will find a way to stay on each other's good side and be friends.

I wish you strength and courage to pull through.

 

*** HUGS With Wolf Slobber**

 

24 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

 

This must be mine.  Seriously.

 

I would buy a Nuclear Krill shirt!!!

 

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1 hour ago, David Brawley said:

There is something to be said for old school. I prefer the slightly simpler Rules Cyclopedia edition (mostly for ease of hacking), but I totally get you.

 

Wasn't the Rules Cyclopedia a compilation of the "Basic/Expert/etc." D&D line? Nothing wrong with it, but I think it's outside Buglips' comparison.

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I guess the Krill bloom died... perhaps it is time to change the avatar back (or forwards)... hmm....

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3 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

I guess the Krill bloom died... perhaps it is time to change the avatar back (or forwards)... hmm....

 

I dunno, if @Pegazus ever stops laying tile there might be shirts. 

 

BTW, is/was it KRILL or KRÏLL ?

 

(SPÜÜ, The Society for the Propagation of Ünecessary Ümläüts would like to know.)

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

This may be the same story Jack found:

 

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608252/first-object-teleported-from-earth-to-orbit/

 

about teleported photons. But it is minus all the MSN bloviation that locks up my browser. <_<

 

XKCD:



quantum_teleportation.png

 

1 hour ago, Grayfax said:

I ... uh... yeah ... uh... ok ... 

*** shakes head to clear thoughts ***

Sure, yeah, so how does First compare to Fifth?

 

I've played almost every edition.

 

IMO, 5th provides an gaming experience surprisingly similar to 1st/2nd with a completely different, more modernized* rules set.

 



* - I say "modernized", because the mechanics are much more in the style of other 21st century Role Playing Games, not as a statement of quality. I am deliberately not providing a judgement on quality. Play the games that are fun for you.

 

4 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

I guess the Krill bloom died... perhaps it is time to change the avatar back (or forwards)... hmm....

 

Plans are in motion. :ph34r:

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8 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

I guess the Krill bloom died... perhaps it is time to change the avatar back (or forwards)... hmm....

 

I think you should stick with it.

It has a nice ring to it.

 

Besides who said it died?

I'm sure Nuclear Krill, merchandise and cover bands will show up from time to time.

 

WOOF will invite Nuclear Krill at our Annual Military Parade to play our Anthem!!!

 

 

 

Just now, TGP said:

 

I dunno, if @Pegazus ever stops laying tile there might be shirts. 

 

BTW, is/was it KRILL or KRÏLL ?

 

(SPÜÜ, The Society for the Propagation of Ünecessary Ümläüts would like to know.)

 

During their Metal Period it is certain with the Umlaut.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

 

Wasn't the Rules Cyclopedia a compilation of the "Basic/Expert/etc." D&D line? Nothing wrong with it, but I think it's outside Buglips' comparison.

Yep, RC was cleaned up BECMI, minus the I.

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16 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

BTW, is/was it KRILL or KRÏLL ?

 

 

I'll probably have some with and some without. Manufacture errors and such. It will be one way to tell which shirts are "real" and which are "bootleg" concert tour shirts. 

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Who knew krill had such short lifespans?

 

Maybe it was the nuclear part of it. Does tend to mess with longevity.

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2 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

So... after really going through the books for the last 8 months, I legit like 1st Edition AD&D better than 2nd now.  I started this as a silly what-if, but it has grown on me and I've gone grognard.  I even like the psionics and super weird Bard.

I never played 1E. My d&d career started in AD&D 2E. So far my favorite is 5E. 

 

1 hour ago, Pegazus said:

I know I should hope for a successful test, but I rather enjoy things ripping apart. Oh no! Did I get bit by @ub3r_n3rd?! I don't remember getting bit. Barbarianism is transmitted like vampirism, right?!

No! We don't bite, only our axes bite! Silly pegazus

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