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  1. No, no, there may be something of a miscommunication here. There's nothing more than friendship between Des and myself, for three reasons: 1.) She's 12 years my senior. 2.) She's engaged to her boyfriend of eight years. 3.) She leaves some 1200-odd miles from me, in Florida. I met her online some four years ago. She's a riotoriously fun friend, and we intend to cross swords someday...Trying to scrape a half-inch of sheet ice from the driveway, I realized that there is no way I can spend the rest of my life here in Buffalo. Too cold (I don't retain heat well) and no job opportunities. Florida's nice and hot and humid, a really nice college (University of South Florida) which has an excellent biology department which is what I'm looking for...and not far off are such diversions as Sea World and Busch Gardens and...ehe...Mote Marine Laboratories, where Molly, a preserved 37-foot female giant squid, is on display.
  2. "A Gas Mask, a smoke grenade, and a helicopter...that's all I ask..." -- Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes
  3. I've got Coming already. The artwork is magnificent and most of the stories in there I'd not gotten a chance to read yet...The character of Belit fascinates me. I've got a friend who looks just like her (except, you know, she wears more in the way of clothing then Belit) and has the same temperament. Same interest in hitting things with swords, too.
  4. "Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem." - (In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags.) "Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum sambucus" - (Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries)
  5. A series of Knights: #1, bearded, with a crown built into his helmet. #2, with a long mustache and a helmet with an open visor. Maybe a befuddled expression on his face. #3, in a chainmail hood. #4, no hood, longish hair. #5, mustachioed, chainmail hood, and a large shield. Should be cowering in fear. We need them to go with the rabbit in the most recent DHL familiars set. Mehehehe, I painted Sprig Sorethumb as a gift to a friend, and I painted his rabbit with bloodstained muzzle, belly and paws, sitting in a puddle of blood.
  6. I'm sorry, but $100 for a book, even with a dramatic reading of Worms of the Earth (only Bran story I've read thusfar, have it in Chaosium's Nameless Cults) on CD, is just way too much. For $250, I can have the book bound in leather too. I'll wait for paperback.
  7. Same here...Y'know, what with the Cthugha sigils carved into the wood with an X-acto an' all...
  8. I found The Ultimate Triumph as well as Bran Mak Morn: The Last King, both by Wandering Star Press, who's putting out the trilogy of Conan collections, online. Each are hardcover, lavishly illustrated...and a minimum of $50 each. Then the Conan RPG is another $50...Crom and Steel. I need to go raid an ancient temple complex, I think.
  9. I have a desk I got at Office Depot that is also a computer desk and my nightstand (everything I own is crammed into my basement-concealed bedroom, which is a mere 17x12, so it's right next to my bed). No pictures, sorry...at the moment there are about six miniatures awaiting paint on it, 75-odd bottles of paint, multiple lamps, a giant starfish, my computer, my alarm clock, a cup of drinking water, a cup of paint-water (and after two nights sitting out, they don't taste all that different) and the math homework I'm supposed to be doing this week (off for midterms, and I only had one to deal with, so I might get those six minis painted) when instead I'm here. Life becomes so much simpler when your priorities are straight
  10. It's in Casketworks 12, available for download, pages 9-13.
  11. Well, I figure I'll give this a try, because every source I've heard from talks about how easy and quick it is to learn and the models are beautiful. With the release of Razig's Revenge, and my fondness for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean ("I'm gonna eat a whole bushel of apples!") and the figures are just so cool...That just settled whose warband I'll be building. Just letting you all know ahead of time so when I have a whole Warband built I can set up a game. Yo ho, yo ho, all.
  12. Okay, I just discovered on The official Conan site that The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian is only volume 1 of 3.
  13. For a studded codpiece...hmm...let's look at Gene Simmons a moment, not too long, it's like staring into burning magnesium...leather.
  14. Hey, is it me, or is The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian missing a few tales? I could have sworn Red Nails, Jewels of Gwalhur, and A Witch Shall Be Born were REH, but they're not in there. I'm probably confusing them with something else. De Camp may not have been the best at writing Conan pastiches, but he did okay with nonfiction. His biography of H.P. Lovecraft is exhaustive and I'm currently half-way through a book of his on various facets of the Atlantis myth dealing with Plato, Mme. Blavatsky, Major Churchward and various others.
  15. Which dwarf is this "Mr. Banana"? It sounds humorous. How about a very tall (like 45mm), thin Grim Reaper, hunched over slightly, beckoning "come hither" with one bony hand and shouldering his scythe. No skull showing though, just a seemingly empty hood. The hand would be the only piece of bone showing.
  16. Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It's a humorous take on the arrival of the Antichrist.
  17. Don't forget Stepping in Dog Doo...He'd need to be standing on one leg, examining the sole of his other boot, with his hand against his forehead like "Aw Maaaaannnn..."
  18. I really want a perfectly accurate Wilbur miniature...or even a big 1/8th scale model. That is phenomenal. I've always liked the Cthonians (root word: cthonic, meaning of or from the underworld) as excellent monsters of the Mythos. I think I'll use your method to make a 28mm-scale version of Wilbur's Brother, the abomination known only as the Dunwich Horror. It'll be something like a foot tall, with a dozen-odd twisted legs, grasping tentacles, and a body like a misshapen tumor with a chinless, red-eyed face protruding.
  19. War and Plague I have my eyes on. Can't wait to see Famine and...hmmm what was the fourth Horseman? Famine, Plague/Pestilence, War...OH!, right, Death. I agree Plague should have a hand outstretched instead of holding a warty axe. Maybe pestilential vapors being expelled through the slits in the helmet too.
  20. How about a giant on his back, with so many arrows and spears stuck in him that he looks like a pincushion. He's obviously dying. But propped himself up, and he's got one armed raised, crushing the life out of an overzealous hero in his huge hand. It'd make a nifty boxed set. Titled something like, "Last Act of Defiance". EDIT: Whoo, I've made it to 100 posts!
  21. *drools...gets a bucket to catch it all* CROM do I ever want this! My gaming group are getting bored with Call of Cthulhu, because they've caught on to my DMing tactics...
  22. I love the eldritch, Lovecraftian ideas. I've used D'Khul M'broon in my CofC games as a "Favored Son of Cthulhu" using the rules for Mindflayers from MM 3.5. We need more Lovecraftian minis - Deep Ones, because the icthyic folk inhabiting the Isle of Lost Minis are too plated and not scaly enough. The Faceless Horror is an excellent Shoggoth...I want a Haunter in the Dark. And glow-in-the-dark paint for his three-lobed burning eye.
  23. Plus, with 1,000+ members, you're likely to hit somebody.
  24. So....what will you folks be using the wardog for? I think perhaps I will craft a collar for him, and attach a length of jewelry chain as a leash, connecting him to the hand of...I dunno, probably an ogre or something. He looks pug-ugly enough to have been bred by an ogre. And before that's misconstrued, I love pugs and yes, I KNOW that's a bulldog. But they both have that squashed, I-just-ran-into-a-wall look.
  25. Yeah, but you can't leave it in too long or they'll start eating the bone. A friend of mine works in a museum and she has access to all that fun stuff...she got to use the beetles in college to, as a biology student. The skeletons in her closet are quite literal.
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