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OneBoot last won the day on August 29 2018

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  1. OneBoot

    Caravan to Reapercon 2019

    After a great deal of thought and discussion with MrBoot, we've decided that logistically it's best I fly this year, so I must regretfully withdraw from the caravan. :( If y'all swing through my area, I'd be happy to help with some gas if I can send some of my paints with you. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    ReaperCon 2019 Ribbons

    Can't do a link due no commerce rule, but I can tell you that several of us order ours online from Ribbons Galore. If you want yours to match the size of most people's, get the 1 5/8" by 3 1/2" size. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    After much trial and error, we determined that foam mattresses hurt my back, while MrBoot's bad hip feels better with one. Our compromise has been to buy a thick foam mattress topper, chop it in half, and put it on his side. Yes it means his half of the bed is a couple inches higher, but we both sleep more comfortably. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  4. Mine had the same issue; the lamp simply wasn't there. It looked like it had gotten snapped off before bagging, the connection is pretty thin. I emailed and was issued a replacement. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    "Wiggly little suicide machine" is an accurate descriptor of my adorable nephew. He's not quite 2, and still hasn't grasped the fact that the laws of physics (gravity in particular) apply to him. He's already traumatized his AuntyBoot twice by simply...stepping off into space at the top of stairs (nothing worse than a scrape or bruise both times, thank heavens). His other pastimes include violently and without warning trying to fling himself from one's arms if he sees something of interest, and pulling things from the trash to chew on. It's a wonder anybody survives to adulthood, really. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Forumite Classes, 2019

    Yay! My primary goal for my classes is for people to have fun, try new things, and hopefully learn something new! My classes are all in the evening, so if that doesn't work for your schedule, please feel free to find me outside of class and I'd be happy to give you a mini version. And Doug is fantastically knowledgeable about many things, photography in particular. If he's teaching his Miniatures Photography class this year, I highly recommend it! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2019 Sunday get together dinner

    Yep, I was the one that organized it last year. After doing a lot of looking around, I ended up just going with the hotel restaurant last year primarily because it drastically simplified the logistics: They are well prepared and equipped to handle 25+ people groups (I've gone in very large groups to restaurants that were neither of these, and waiting 45 mins for cold food is not fun) Better able to account for food sensitivities than a buffet (which were the other options I was looking at, due to point #1) Least amount of travel time needed (plus people could easily come late or leave early as needed) No vehicular transportation required (trying to coordinate several carpools and make sure nobody got left behind, while do-able, was a potential issue that seemed easiest to avoid at the time) I'd be happy to set it up again this year, but if you'd like to take point, I'd be glad to assist! :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Forumite Classes, 2019

    Fun with Shiny Paint! by Lauren Cowles (OneBoot) Type: Painting Level: Any, though more beginner-oriented Format: Hands-on! Synopsis: Do you want to do more than just paint silver on your swords and armor? Have you always wanted to experiment with different colors of metallic paint? Do you struggle with painting chainmail? If so, this class is for you! In this beginner-level course, we will cover how to thin metallic paints, use them for drybrushing, achieve different effects by layering metallics over regular paints, and how to do basic shading and highlighting with metallics. Miniatures and paints will be provided, as well as a handout. Bring your own brushes (including an OLD brush, since drybrushing is tough on the bristles) and come with questions! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My brother-in-law gets migraines occasionally, and keeps a couple energy drinks in the pantry for such occasions. He says it definitely does help reduce the severity of his symptoms. Three times I've had what I now think are probably a flavor of migraine. They've always been mild and painless (thank goodness), but instead my balance was...weird. I was fine as long as my head was still, but otherwise I felt like I was about to fall over. My head also felt a little bit...buzzy is the only way I can describe it. It was hard to focus on things. The third time, when I noticed that lights were a little bit bothersome, I made the connection. So I ate a bowl of Ramen, downed a bottle of 'Energy' flavor Vitaminwater (has the caffeine equivalent of half a cup of coffee) and took a nap. Felt substantially better after I woke up, and my vertigo was gone, though I felt a bit off the rest of the day. If it happens again, I do plan to let my doctor know about it, especially since my mom just started having the occasional stress-induced migraine. Hers are also painless, though she gets visual disturbances; (she went to her optometrist first, and he suggested she talk to her doctor). As for sodium, my blood pressure runs on the low end of normal. My mom always heavily salts her food, so I never noticed it when I was growing up. Now though, I probably should use it more than I do. I use a light hand while cooking and don't generally add it to a finished dish. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Well, if you consider painting to be the application of colored liquids, pastes and powders to achive a desired visual effect...then yes. I do confess to literally LOL'ing at your post, btw. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Search for purplecatpainting and it should come up. The only thing there right now is a picture of my face, lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I ordered business cards today! With my official new PurpleCat Painting logo and everything! They will be both shiny and purple (of course). I'm both super excited and kind of weirded out about this, lol. Also realized I have until I leave for PaizoCon to dump a boatload of pics of my past works onto my Instagram painting account, since there's nothing there yet, and it would be rather embarrassing to be sending people to an empty page. I r sooper prefishenul! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. OneBoot

    Pokemon Go

    I re-downloaded it. I have...a lot of gifts to pick up! I still have the problem that I either need to drive places to spin for pokeballs (closest one is a 15 min walk away, located at a fountain in the middle of a roundabout ), or else pay real money. This is why I uninstalled it last time, even though I find the gameplay itself fun. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    ReaperCon 2019 Ribbons

    This is the same size as the ribbons that Reaper gives out (or at least it was for the last 3 years). Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  15. OneBoot

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I'm considering adding a 4th class to my teaching roster, but on a different topic (the 3 I'll be teaching now are all the same class). Originally I was contemplating a "painting gigantic minis" class, but after much thought I really doubt I could make a lecture-style class like that last for 2 hours, plus transporting my class examples would be...expensive. So instead, after reading back through this thread, I'm pondering a "fiddly details" class; like belts and jewelry and all the fun random bits and bobs that always seem to be hanging from a character's belt or backpack. If you were to take a class like that, what would you expect to learn/topics to be covered? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D