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  1. Dang. Sucks. I never did buy a Bag o' Crap, and now I regret it.


    I have quite a few of their washes and bases and the tiles or whatnot from the mine set that I never have gotten around to painting, of course. Always liked their stuff.


    Is Bryan still working over there?

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    Started to put this in the other thread but guess it belongs here: It was Rebuild of Evangelion day at my house. Rewatched the first 3 and capped it off with the latest and last. Not as taxing as LotREE day, but perhaps more tiresome. I'm glad it's over. I guess I'm old and boring and just not the target audience anymore; or maybe Anno, like Lucas before him, just shouldn't have been allowed to keep messing with his own creation. I dunno. The closing volume hearkens back to the series in ways I appreciated, but it all still seems pretty unnecessary at about every level.

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  3. Oh, forgot about that. The Eva rebuild is on Amazon. They just added the fourth part to Prime last night.


    Original series is better tho, budget constraints notwithstanding. Wish Netflix had the original dub (as I am a heathen and don't pay enough attention to things to read subs).

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  4. I'll never forget moving out to Montana, coming west across the state and seeing fires along the side of I-90. It was a bad fire season, but I didn't really see any smoke at first. Just hazy. I didn't know any better and thought it was just overcast. Nobody seemed to think anything of it, so we just rolled right along. It was a solid two weeks before I figured out that I wasn't flicking cigarette ashes all over myself but that it was drifting in from nearby fires. Kind of put it a bit more into perspective. broccoli was pretty wild.

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  5. Just so y'all know what power you apparently hold over me, after the talk here of SG-1, I now am sitting right at the end of season 8. It's been a fun ride. Don't know if I'll watch the Ori seasons or not. Will almost certainly watch at least a couple Atlantis seasons first. But. Some takeaways:


    Season 3 is the best season. 7 is probably the other best.


    The Jonas Quinn era really wasn't that bad, for the most part. Still weird that all the women seemed to want to bang him tho.


    Yu is my favorite system lord. I can't really explain why.


    Everybody hates clip shows and all, but I swear Stargate did them better than just about anybody. They yielded up some of my favorite moments in the series, actually, between Kinsey's run-in with Thor and the Homer Simpson one.


    Teal'c is my favorite character on the show by far. Christopher Judge is great.


    And... anyway. Good times.

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  6. Welp. Started the Ravenloft AL material tonight. Opened with a shared character creation utilizing the Tarokka deck and then just barely got started with the adventure, set the scene for next week basically.


    Anyway, gotta say I had a lot of fun. I walked in with nothing but a race and sex for my character and rolled with it. Worked out really well. But I like that sort of random generation thing anyway. Others had a bit more formed idea and really liked it too. I leaned heavily into dark themes for a fallen aasimar warlock, high charisma, very much not my usual thing, so we'll see.


    I may not love how they've handled the setting and all, but I suppose it'll be a good enough time going forward.

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    I've had Marthrangul sitting around forever and tl;dr have decided to paint him red. Any advice on what paints to use? I was thinking about a base of Brick Red and guessing my way up from there. But then it occurred to me I might ask! Also: color(s) for belly scales, claws, horns, wings?


    Many big, large thanks in advance.

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  8. It's been a while since I painted a mini, for years or so, yikes, but I guess a combination of Bones V's fulfillment and an incoming batch of Red Box Games minis really got me in the spirit. Naturally I leapt right to it... with a kind of random WizKids mini.


    But! Probably not a bad idea to start throwing off some rust on something a little less nice. Not that I'll get much better than this. But I really goofed and struggled all over the place here. If I had any shame I'd be too embarrassed to show it to anyone. Y'all deserve better.


    But! I had fun. He's a pretty nice fit for my most recent D&D character, Ullinster the Bastard, illegitimate son of His Royal Highness Lord etc., etc., etc., half-elven eldritch knight, wielder of Serpent's Fang and reluctant liberator of the oppressed. Thanks for looking at him.





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  9. Good news! My painting skills haven't deteriorated! I'm just as bad at painting eyes as ever!


    ...not that I ever could do anything at all with eyes that aren't oversized. At any rate I have reverted straightway to a little color for the iris and otherwise no real white and so on showing. Looks fine for the table, which, that's where I peak, so. High five.


    I also have painted skin and a cloak. Everything looks bad to me. I'd forgotten I don't like this primer WizKids puts on. Just doesn't want to hold the paint well. So that doesn't help.


    But I'm already tired of painting lol. Oh, well.


    Tryna remember what triad or colors it was I liked for blonde hair...

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  10. 4 hours ago, Marvin said:

    I've thrown the dropcloth over the table. I've picked the dropcloth back up and thrown it in the wash to get rid of the formaldehyde smell. I've dragged the paint out, found the brushes, X-Acto blades, pin vise and clippers. I've primed a (homemade Green-Stuff!) base. I've cut the attached base off a mini. I've drilled a hole in his foot to pin him to the new base.


    I... think I might paint a mini. 😳





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  11. I've thrown the dropcloth over the table. I've picked the dropcloth back up and thrown it in the wash to get rid of the formaldehyde smell. I've dragged the paint out, found the brushes, X-Acto blades, pin vise and clippers. I've primed a (homemade Green-Stuff!) base. I've cut the attached base off a mini. I've drilled a hole in his foot to pin him to the new base.


    I... think I might paint a mini. 😳

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  12. Dementia doesn't run in my family, we tend to live fairly long with no worse than an increased irascibility, but when my mom had that stroke or seizure or whatever it was back in December and completely lost her mind there for a while, it really put some things in perspective, ngl. I always knew it was tough caring for someone in that shape, but I learned that I didn't really know at all. It was incredibly hard to cope. And we were so lucky that in our case it was temporary and Mom was able to recover. Hearts out big time to anybody that has to face it.

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  13. Got a fun gift from my bro and niece, but since the dogs are the only ones who ever sit in the couch I'm unsure who'll really get to enjoy them:




    Also been filling in a few of the many gaps in the RPG collection. Got a little from the old school (Manual is a great copy, really happy):




    And a little not quite so old-school (good deals both but the older set I had shipped over from Ingerland and man oh man did it pay off, contents are immaculate):




    Some, uh, middle-school:




    And the alternative school (wanted a copy of this every since I read the Crimson Throne AP but wouldn't pay the going price; checked for the first time in a couple years the other day and lucked out):



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