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  1. The second beholder I painted. I did the eyebeams on this one so they could be interchangeable. He is kind of a mad Mike Wazowski!
    23 points
  2. I was lucky enough to trade one of my extra Bones Black Owlbears for Garghuk. I am glad I traded because I love this mini! He was great to paint and I can't wait to get him on the table to thump some adventurers!
    21 points
  3. I haven't posted for a bit but I have been painting. I have been painting mostly for D&D but some just because they are fun models. Luckily, the two cross over quite a bit so I get to paint fun models for D&D! I painted up these little goblins. I have the other 6 waiting to be painted. For these, I decided little greenskins. They are so cute!
    18 points
  4. Last month someone asked my daughter and her Youtube partner if they would send some autographed art to a young heart patient and they did because of course, and now we have been sent two containers of homemade cookies.
    18 points
  5. I think buglips’ analysis misses some factors. There are many ways people can be disruptive, but we can also work together to make spaces where people can talk to each other, swap ideas, relax and educate. One of my children has a YouTube channel like that, and the community there is tremendous. (I didn’t realize YouTube comments could be toxic until I started looking at some other channels.) The main thing that seems necessary is respect, not necessarily of ideas, but of people. Where the internet fails is where people are not reined in from their worst impulses of de
    18 points
  6. So... I made a bunch of people at work mad. So much stink-eye... My boss and half my team had just started some 10 day juice cleanse this weekend. And I brought giant chocolate chip cookie, all sliced into single serving bars. I brought half of the cookie home.
    18 points
  7. Regarding the social media discussion... I'm just hanging out here, as opposed to other sites with miniature content and discussion, because people here know how to use complete sentences.
    16 points
  8. Imma stick to real food. Weird green smoothies are not food, they're a soylent green joke.
    15 points
  9. Speedpaints! Made one of the Crocs Albino
    14 points
  10. My mom just wished Hubby and I happy 7th anniversary. I had completely forgot Maybe I'll make shrimp to go with my raviolis, instead of chicken. Make it anniversary fancy Oh, I straight up hate being a working mom. We're both working full time jobs, as well as trying to take care of a baby that doesn't sleep longer than 4 hours before she wakes up s wants food. Hubby can deal with it a little better, because he's used to only sleeping 3 hours a night. For me it's miserable. But I don't feel it's fair to Hubby to have to work so much. Aside from the fac
    14 points
  11. I agree. Mostly I was reacting with my gut; Buglips went out there and did his homework, so to speak. I dunno that I agree with him on ALL the particulars, but regarding the issue of monetization, he's right on the money (if you'll pardon the pun). If you're not paying for the product, you ARE the product. And if a service is being provided, it's in their best interest to make you use the service as much as possible. I used to work in news, a very long time ago. Two of the first things I learned is "Bring us fodder, or get out," and "If it bleeds, it leads." Media requires fresh content,
    14 points
  12. Presenting Cypher, a character from Games Workshops Warhammer 40k range. My version is a mysterious and legendary Space Knight recognisable from the giant sword he carries but never uses, while he normally lives a hermit-like existence on the various, isolated outer worlds, he will occasionally pledge his services to a quest or expedition in exchange for transport off world. Really surprised I got this one finished, he's been on my desk well past the point where I normally get fed up of looking at things, and he's not a mini I'm that interested in (I basically really like his
    13 points
  13. So the wifey says - "these new earrings have a bit of a rough patch it looks like a little sharp edge where there shouldn't be one. can you take care of it? " "You want me to remove mold lines? I can do that all day!" #hobbyskills
    13 points
  14. @Unruly you should get one of those umbrella hats I laugh because I do that too. It's a laugh of shared pain. You're surrounded by lightweights! Hubby has decided that when we move to Wyoming I'm not getting a job. He's going to work two jobs, at least until we're done breastfeeding. I can't really come up with a good arguement why he shouldn't.
    13 points
  15. So The Cookie wins another round. GEM
    13 points
  16. ^^ I knew there MUST be SOME advantage to being as bald as a coot. ^^ It's been a hot and busy day for me:
    13 points
  17. No, the Reaper forum isn't my internet living room. I was speaking more of social media in general, places what invite you to create your own space, like Twitter, Facebook, and so forth. Sometimes, people wander into my space, and behave unpleasantly. I regard this as akin to a guest behaving badly; I was making an analogy. I get that on Facebook occasionally, when I or a friend posts something someone takes exception to. And since it's my own space, I deal with it as I see fit. Although it's not a bad thing to remember that what Twitter giveth, Twitter can take away. This is a moderated foru
    12 points
  18. Here's the thing, you, as we all did, signed up for a forum where you have to intentionally opt-in to participate in political and other sensitive discussions. It’s not banned, it’s not disallowed, there’s just a particular place for it. That’s what people signed up for, a forum where they could discuss miniatures, and in particular Reaper Miniatures products, and all that Reaper asks is that topics of a sensitive nature be put in a place where people have to purposefully go to view them. The insistence to ignore that rule because you think it would work better if people just went along with w
    12 points
  19. One of the greatest things about my best friend is that we don't always agree. We have a lot in common, a huge amount, but we still disagree frequently enough to challenge how I think about certain things and to create really interesting conversations. I cherish these. Most of the online presences I enjoy are people who I don't necessarily always agree with, but I really enjoy how they make their arguments. Joe Rogan is one of these. I frequently think he's a blathering idiot, and I don't appreciate some of his life choices, but I do enjoy listening to his side of things though he rarely chang
    12 points
  20. One of the major advantages of broadly available internet is the ability to find communities of interest that you enjoy. One of the major disadvantages of broadly available internet is that it's very easy to hear only people that agree with you (those same communities of interest), which then leads many (most?) people to come to the opinion that their beliefs are self-evidently correct, since "everyone" agrees with them. And the most toxic result (perhaps) of all that is that question begging and strawman arguments become de rigeur. If you spend the time to converse ser
    12 points
  21. From observation, the only places that remain friendly on the internet are places where the rules are enforced (known .. well, ideally, they're known, but my experiences implies that a lot of skimming happens when the rules come up). So, in a sense, @buglips*the*goblin is correct. I don't like that, but... damnall, he's right. Maybe not about the inevitability of the thing, but ... *sigh* Farcebook is just broken as designed; I wouldn't have a presence there at all if I didn't have a reason to, but even there, I have seen that it IS possible for groups to be friendly /an
    12 points
  22. Do you have any military veterans where you work? If you do, I can almost guarantee that cookie won't survive. No matter which branch, free food is always near and dear to the heart. I sincerely hope that you just have a bad sprain or something like that. Leaving a broken bone alone for too long is bad ju-ju. It'll start to heal on it's on it's own. It won't necessarily heal correctly, though. Then 10 years down the road it'll really start to hurt, and the doc will then tell you that the only way to fix it is to re-break it so it'll heal properly. Not speaking from p
    12 points
  23. Noted. As soon as I saw "Internet Living Room," I assumed you were talking to me. Plainly, I shooda made it clear that I was referring to social media in general, and NOT the Reaper boards, which don't work that way. I was going to argue with you on that, but upon reflection, I'm not so sure you're wrong. Particularly considering I wound up elaborating on my interpretation of it, anyway. Sometimes, editing something down to a quick punchy sound bite is perhaps not the best option. I begin to see why you found my "Internet Living Room" analogy irritatin
    11 points
  24. Stunt training is awesome. I wish I had formal training, I learned the hard and slow way! Last week I stunned my neighbors when I jumped off my roof, rather than walk all the way to the back of the house where the ladder was. I mean, it's a one story house. And rather than just stick the landing like I used to, I did a tuck roll out of it. I mean, I am almost 50 now. I forget not everyone does this kind of thing. My fiancee is horrified by my antics, but she didn't know me when I was actually out of control.
    11 points
  25. SparrowMarie, I hope your kitty feels better soon. My mom's cousin found me a super friendly kitten I'm gonna be adopting as soon as I hear back from the apartment complex. She's so cute! Pictures and name will be posted once I have her in person. I want to meet her before 100% committing to a name, and all the pictures of her I have access to have my mom's cousin in them. But I'm sooo excited.
    11 points
  26. Poor Grumpy. I'm celebrating his getting an actual to goodness day off by taking him rollerskating.
    11 points
  27. All relationships, no matter what kind they are, require constant effort to keep them positive. Some require less effort, but you still have to put in the work for them. In other news, I have raviolis for dinner tonight :drool emote:
    11 points
  28. Grump has Cher playing. Born in the wagon of a traveling show. I don't know what game he's working on, but that is game working on music.
    11 points
  29. From the FFG game: Descent 2nd Edition
    10 points
  30. I live in a university neighborhood. There’s a custom bookcase maker here that makes cases that wear like iron and hold anything. They look pretty simple and austere and plain, but man, are they strong.
    10 points
  31. Good afternoon my fellow forumnites! I purposely have made it a goal to avoid the Kickstarter section of the forums... So far I have not purchased a miniature this year that was not directly painted for commission. :) My goal is the entire year without a purchase - that would be stored for later painting.
    10 points
  32. Not the same circumstances, but I have also 'enjoyed' JP-5 (jet fuel for those unaware) in my drinking water. FTFY. The cookie is probably healthier.
    10 points
  33. I heard that was legal in Canadia now. My condolences on the sunburn. I share your lamentable lack of melanin, so I sympathize. OTOH, it helps with Vitamin D production, so there's that.
    10 points
  34. If we were still using handwritten paper tickets, I wouldn't have even been attempting to write them. The old written tickets would fall apart when wet. They were no better than notebook paper. Technology is what allows us to write tickets at all when it's raining. Even the traffic tickets used by every cop in the state are basically just cardstock and tear up badly when wet. Which is why they always write them out while sitting in their cruisers. I don't have that luxury. Or it could be like my cousin, who lost his finger because they told him it wasn't broken when it wa
    10 points
  35. Warships are plumbed different from civilian naval vessels. Naval Officers [line officers] who serve on warships, and Senior NCO Damage control personnel learn the principles of Counter-Flooding, a technique used to keep a damaged vessel from capsizing or going down by either the bow or stern by flooding other spaces to even out the weight distribution from compartments and spaces flooded by damage. It's counter-intuitive but in a combat situation it's sometimes better to risk sinking from too much water evenly distributed than from a lesser amount of water destabilizing the ability
    10 points
  36. In other news, I find wry amusement in the fact that soon, the same sun that's been making me miserable will be powering my air conditioner.
    10 points
  37. Okay, if it's a Calico, name it Pezler!
    9 points
  38. Really this is where the ideal world collides with the real world. Sometimes I hear about babies that sleep well and eat well, but they seem to be the exception, whereas all the parenting books lead you to expect that they are the norm. I tried working with a baby that struggled to sleep, eventually I was so exhausted I was falling asleep at my desk. I was very lucky to have both a supportive employer and my mom babysitting during the day. Without both of those things I couldn't have managed. I hope your hubby can find a job that pays well enough for him to only work one job.
    9 points
  39. Things they never told me to expect in college #671: Some guy wants to launch a startup with his friends, and he came to me, looking for advice on how to structure a pitch deck. The poor, doomed fool.
    9 points
  40. Well Red did say she was wanting shrimp. Maybe we could all get her a rock lobster instead.
    9 points
  41. So what I'm takin' away, here: BUGLIPS: Monetized social media has a stake in making you crazy, because you're more profitable that way. This is bad for us all. PINGO: Nonmonetized social media like this forum can be great if we all just behave and moderators manage the troublemakers. DOUG SUNDSETH: I manage by not feeding the trolls. If you feel I'm out of line, report me. Altogether, assuming I'm interpreting correctly, NONE of these statements seem terribly disruptive or unreasonable...
    9 points
  42. Puts note on phone for future research.
    9 points
  43. No, pulling a piston out of the Main Engine for overhaul. (That's the long, tall item on a crane in the middle of the picture.) Working at anchor, about 25 miles off Corpus Christi. 40 centigrade and upper 80's humidity, which is why my camera kept fogging up!
    9 points
  44. The ! isn't actually a problem. It can bop **other** people though!
    9 points
  45. I have obtained these volumes. They are essentially beginners' guides to Dungeons and Dragons without containing any of the rules. The idea is that a youngster reads the books, he'll get interested in the world presented, and therefore the game that lets him be a part of it. For an established player, they're pretty but useless. Well, except in my case; apparently WOTC has brought Tortles back as a player race. I didn't know this until I read the Warriors book. For a person interested in learning what the game is about and what's expected of you, it's a fun read. Heavily illustrated, a
    9 points
  46. starting off with stormtroopers. relatively new to this whole painting thing. I tried gloss-white paint on the troopers with black details and apothecary-white-contrast for shading. shine and finish turned out good, but I kinda think the gloss-paint was too thick and lost some of the details. live-and-learn. At least I'm doing this in deployment groups, that way I can have each set use improved techniques without it looking too jank.
    9 points
  47. Remember, NPCs are people too! From here: http://securitychecksmatter.blogspot.com/p/security-poster-library.html
    8 points
  48. Happy Anniversary! I seem to remember that 7th. Anniversary is Jet. So perhaps we should all club together and buy you a B52.
    8 points
  49. Juice cleanse? Sounds like yet another fad diet with no connection to the real world. It's probably Noni juice, too... (In the past, peddlers of this stuff has been known to aggressively 'reccommend' the juice to cancer patients, claiming that it'll cure them.)
    8 points
  50. Pretty much. The phones and the new software beat the pants off of our old handhelds for just about everything except working in the rain. They take better pictures, they have a built-in license plate reader function that's about 70% accurate, it remembers the details for vehicles we've written prior tickets, they're smaller, the battery lasts a whole 8 hour shift, and they automatically update our records(in part) as we write the tickets. The downsides are that the battery isn't replaceable, and so will eventually stop lasting the whole shift unless they get new phones every couple years, and
    8 points
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