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12 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

A week away from ReaperCon starting?  Ha!  Haaa haa haa haaaaaaa.... ha ha ha....

*** Sniffles ***

Better now than next week...

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15 hours ago, Morihalda said:

Bah!!! I want snow! We don't get that down here.

 

I can send you some for Christmas. I'm hoping we won't have any for another month but it could happen any day. In Saskatchewan we design our Halloween costumes to fit over our snow suits! That's a joke with waayy too much truth to it. The temps here lately are all over the place. One day barely thawing the next warm (well for October).

 

Today's a beautiful 17 C and I wasted it helping my mom with a non existant problem and trying to recover from a sleepless night because babies are nocturnal. Sucks getting old and confused. Sucks dealing with it when your eyes are crossed from no sleep. I think I'm waiting for the weather to get real crappy so I can go and scramble to finish what needs to be done and freeze my butt off doing it. Lost too many nice days of work lately by sleeping late with the wife. Tough job but she needed some help sleeping so I did it. ^_^

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7 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

 

I just discovered this thread, which answers the question of "Where did Kaladrax go?" :

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

Huh. I wonder what prompted that.

 

Do you think they decided to re-release a "sized as intended" version?

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59 minutes ago, Crowley said:
1 hour ago, Grayfax said:

A week away from ReaperCon starting?  Ha!  Haaa haa haa haaaaaaa.... ha ha ha....

*** Sniffles ***

Better now than next week...

*** Looks at Wallet ***

Not really.  It gets refilled once a month.  It has already been refilled this month.

And I'm not going to let it have another credit card, so it has to just suffer like the rest of us.

*** Thinks a moment ***

Though, you never know.  Maybe a Kaladrax tail will pop up somewhere unexpected... 

 

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Is this week over yet?

*** Runs around screaming with hands in the air ***

What a week!  Every time I turn around there is a new problem.

Wait a minute.... 

*** Checks Calendar ***

Oh.  Midterms.  No wonder everybody needs something RIGHT NOW!!!!

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45 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

Though, you never know.  Maybe a Kaladrax tail will pop up somewhere unexpected... 

 

There was one floating around in the Box of Goodwill for a while...

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4 hours ago, klarg1 said:

Snow in the mountains, or in the forest is a beautiful, special thing. Fresh snowfall in the city creates a new, and magic experience. I recommend seeing it.

 

Living with snow is a different beast altogether. After about two hours, snow where significant numbers of people live is an awful, soul-crushing, road-destroying, sludge of gritty brown misery and hate. :zombie: 

 

Having lived places both with and without snow, this is the most accurate description I've ever seen! 

 

2 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

I'm glad I got my kaladrices when I could.

 

I'm suddenly wondering if I should go see if my FLGS still has one, since I still plan to do Volcanodrax at some point. However, $75 is a lot to spend this close to ReaperCon.... :unsure:

 

1 hour ago, klarg1 said:

Huh. I wonder what prompted that.

 

Do you think they decided to re-release a "sized as intended" version?

 

I've no idea, and I'm hesitant to speculate. Part of me would like such a thing, while the other part kind of likes how ridonkulously huge he is. 

 

In unrelated news, I love how my autocorrupt has apparently added ridonkulously as a word. :lol:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Razzafrazzin’ stray cats and/or irresponsible neighboring cat-owners!

 

A few minutes ago I heard a sudden chirping tweeting in the back yard and then a repeated rapid high pitched whistle.

 

I looked out the back door and saw a cat running across the yard with something in its mouth, still whistling frantically.  I stepped out and waved my arms and yelled and it dropped it and bolted.

 

It was a gray squirrel, now bouncing on three legs towards the gigantic silver maple where another squirrel was standing high twitching its tail and making more normal squirrel distress noises.

 

I saw it reach the base of the tree.  I didn’t see it a few minutes later when I walked around the base making threatening noises at the cat, which was lurking.

 

Turns out I’m actually fond of the local thieving, pumpkin-eating tree rats.

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12 minutes ago, Pingo said:

Turns out I’m actually fond of the local thieving, pumpkin-eating tree rats.

I like squirrels in the woods and parks. But since I have a friend whose house was nearly burned down by squirrels eating the wiring I would be encouraging the feline exterminator to eat all tree rats within a block of my home. 

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Uhhm, I think Mad Jack may have given something (move that snorkel, knarthex!) when I saw him on Sunday.

 

I now appear to be building an entire CAV force to take part in CAV Con.  I have 7 days, a partially read rule book and the contents of the box from the first CAV-starter (all unpainted).

 

This will either be oh so glorious, or a flaming train wreck.... place your bets

 

 

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20 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

 We're All A Little Mad Around Here...

 

 

<---- A little Mad

 

 

 

A big Mad...

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       \/

Spoiler

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::D:::D:::D:

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20 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

Sometimes, I wonder if The insurance industry should witness the power of a fully operational munchkin power gamer unleashed on their billing system. Then I remember the alignment written on my character sheet: CG. Dang nab it!!!

 

 Chaotic Good - Sometimes you need to break a few eggs to make an omelette...

 

 

18 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

So I ordered some Dark Heaven Legends Thanksgiving Mouslings from a shop in Springfield, Ill.

I'm on the Mojave Desert in California.

Can somebody please give me a rational explanation for why the Postal tracking is showing my package going through Baltimore, MD. and then some other place I've never heard of also in Maryland?

GEM

 

 

 Shipping hubs...

 

 Shipping a package is like traveling through a wormhole - the quickest route from one place to another is not necessarily a straight line.

 Your package was sent from the shop to their local hub, which sent it to the regional center. Every shipping service has it's own particular set of routes to get from one place to another, so in order to get to the start of the most direct shipping route to your address, your package was shipped from your regional center to the company's regional center in Baltimore, and then a local hub (probably very close to a major airport) where it will begin a more direct journey across the country to your regional center, which will then send it to your local hub, which will send it to your post office, which will deliver it to your address.

Basically, every shipping service has only a handful of major airports they fly their huge cargo planes out of to go across the country, so anything that can't get delivered more quickly by truck goes bouncing around the country until it gets to one of those major airports, flies to another major airport, and then gets booted back through the various layers until the local place hands it off to the local US Postal Service, who delivers it to you.

 

 

 

16 hours ago, Unruly said:

Sigh. I hate plaster walls. Or rather, I hate aspects of them. Just tore a hand rail out of the wall because it wasn't mounted to any studs, which left a couple nicely sized holes in the wall that I'm ill-equipped to fix. I also don't know how I'm going to find studs in the plaster wall to correctly hang the rail, because the stud finder I have from when I lived at my mom's is useless on plaster, and the magnet trick doesn't seem to be working even with my rare earth magnets. The fact that this house was built with rough cut and who knows what spacing for the studs doesn't help.

 

   Fixing those holes in the wall shouldn't be that hard - in a pinch, you can do it with some corrugated cardboard, newspaper and flour... All you need to do is come up with something to wedge into the hole well enough to stay there and provide a base for whatever you're going to use to fill the holes in with. I usually use a piece of a cardboard box cut to the appropriate size and shape. If you want to get fancy and do more than just wedge it in and glue it with regular white glue, you can place a piece of duct tape larger than the hole size on the back side, then poke some holes through it around the circumference of the piece so that you can stick a piece of stiff wire bent into an "L" shape into them. You push the piece in far enough that the duct tape is now inside the wall and then use the bent wire to press it against the back side of the wall so that it holds the cardboard in place while you glue it in there from the front.

After mounting your structural piece in the hole, you fill it with whatever you have on hand - more layers of cardboard work best, with the spaces filled in with plaster, wood putty, Milliput or whatever else you happen to have on hand. If you happen to have Greenstuff or Milliput, it makes a good top layer since you can blend it well with the edges of the hole, and it will take primer really well. Milliput is probably a better choice, though, since you can get a lot of it for cheap at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores. Air-dry polymer clay is another choice, although you need to watch for shrinking.

Matching the exact shine of the paint is often harder to do using your hobby paints than matching the exact color...

 

As for the studs... While you still have the holes in the walls, untwist two wire hangers and twist them back together into one long wire. Put a bend in it to make an "L" shape, feed the long part into the hole and rotate it in a circle until you hit a stud. Knowing how long the wire is, you can extrapolate the circle it would trace while rotating and thus figure out where the stud is. Even just using a single coat hanger you should be able to find a stud on either side of a single hole (unless your town has some very archaic building codes), but having two separate holes should allow you find at least one stud near each of them and try to extrapolate the distance between studs from that data. Once you've found a stud and determined the distance between the studs, you can then measure off and mark all the rest of them.

 

 The only caveat is that sometimes you run into issues with pipes or electrical wires being in the way.

 

 

6 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

 

 This was the "practical" excuse for why most of us kids, when we got too old to be running around in costumes, continued the T'n'T'ing by wearing six or seven different layers of sweatshirts, flannel shirts and sweatpants over our regular clothes, and a mask over our makeup - but the real reason was, after we made the rounds, we'd all switch around various bits of clothing so that we looked completely different, switch up into different groups, and go back around two or three more times, lol...

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Uhhm, I think Mad Jack may have given something (move that snorkel, knarthex!) when I saw him on Sunday.

 

 

 Oh sure, blame me for it... :rolleyes:

That's just how it works, isn't it? I'll get all the blame, unless it turns out to be something awesome, and then I'll get none of the credit... ::D:

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

The Big Mad is very very pretty. 

 

 That's my avatar without my trademark hat on it - it's a just-slightly-smaller-than-lifesize resin skull that my brother gave me for my birthday one year... That avatar pic is a slightly cropped version of a pic that I took years ago.

 

kOAXpg.jpg

 

 

 Here's a few other angles of the skull...

pic 1

pic 2

pic 3

 

 

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On 10/9/2017 at 0:58 PM, Cyradis said:

 

That FB post was just getting gnarly. The OP is being belligerent when given good options. Some replies are being rude in return. :blink:

 

I think I read at least part of that thread. That’s when I decided to stop reading the majority of The Facebook group. 

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