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  1. 11 minutes ago, Inarah said:
    4 hours ago, kristof65 said:

    That's always such a hard decision to make. 

    On the one hand, sometimes the effort doesn't seem worth it.   On the other, I've found that it's easier to add to an existing group than it is to start a completely new one from scratch. 


    Yeah, we could use new blood.  We discussed it last time, but no one knows anyone to invite.  Our group formed because we were all loners (my husband and I being the only couple).  I know other gamers, but for various reason they aren't able to play.  Made more difficult because we don't play D&D, which is half the action here (WH40K being the other group)


    I just sent a note around saying I had nothing prepared this week, either.  I don't, and I'm not spending two days cramming for a game no one is enthusiastic about. 


    If you want to run virtual... we might have space? Is PF, though, and we run on alternate Sundays...


    .. I know he's probably going to have space in his Dark Eye game, but I don't know how intersting that's like to be to you. ^^;

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  2. 3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

    while I have not gone that far, I have confused some of my inheritors with these systems.  Our HMI (human machine interface) uses a master server and then satellite servers which provide information to local clients.  the company calls their server clusters 'galaxies' and I couldn't resist.  The master server (the general repository or GR) I named Sol with the local clients being called Terra, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.  then the Satellite servers were got named Alpha Centuri, Proxmia Centuri, Ross, Procyon, and Bernard.  I then used exoplanet names and science fiction planet names for the clients. 


    Apparently my successor was not an astronomy or science fiction buff and could not figure out how I had named the servers and I was constantly getting calls on how things connected and what was connected to what.


    I have also been known to name my controllers after various peoples names like Fred, George, Charlie, etc.  Again, the number of calls I get from those places about what I was thinking.  This has eventually led to some interesting conversations about how Charlie died recently but I was sure that I could bring him back in another day or so, or how we were planning on throwing George out and replacing him with Myrtle. 


    Ours is deities. 

    frex, the entertainment machine (which. .. well, the TV is hooked into it) is Diomedes. There was a plan involving console emulators at one point....

    There's probably a Janus in here somewhere, possibly a Ra, and at least one Hades, and I'm pretty sure one of the traveling machines is Ulysses. 


    I'm not sure I understand how somebody can't be at least basically familiar with the planets. Ancient deities, sure. But.. planets? we LIVE on one. How do you not recognise one of the names for it?!

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  3. 1 minute ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

    Ah, thought maybe this was an attempt to rile me up further. Nevermind then.


    Nah. I have no dogs - or dwarves - in that argument, I'm just here for the lols.

    I admit to being deeply dubious about civet coffee; the concept of drinking something made from beans picked out of poo is .. not .. something I am willing to accept. Brings back a few too many memories of WoW quests where ... well, there was poo. And picking through it for things. And... yah, I'll just leave you guys wondering about that Grizzly Hills quest, assuming you weren't.. you know. There for that. *twitch* Amberseeds... *shudder*



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  4. Just now, Lord of the Dish Pit said:
    3 minutes ago, Sylverthorne said:

    tea at hand*

    Not another one.....


    What do you want? The only way to render coffee drinkable is to add milk and chocolate to it. Or ... yah, okay, I guess you could add Irish Cream.. that might work... but I need to be able to drive occasionally, which defeats the purpose of the coffee.

    Without something like that, the acids curl my tongue up in the back of my mouth and it's like trying to drink liquid hatred with a side of WTF even is this weird aftertaste?!


    This probably wouldn't bother me, except that I'm trying to get away from the liquid hatred; I already have this thing where my patience for people demonstrating a lack of foresight in public is at an all-time low ...

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  5. 6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:



    "Oh, good. I got the right unicorn. So, there's this bully ...."



    7 minutes ago, TGP said:
    4 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

    Trang drunk called me while I was trying to run my Bounty Board game.

    I have a friend I assigned a "special" ringtone to. It sort-of sounds like a warp core breach eminent  alert . I am sure your phone has something suitable.  Just set a unique noise, so you'll know without looking what is calling, and then you can squelch the call as needed.


    ... "The server's on fire! ONNNNNN FIIIIIIRRRRREEEEEE!"  ... an actual alert on Mr. Thorne's phone. It's ... jarring. Although the guys singing it are quite good.




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  6. 3 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:
    2 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:


    And what, paint her as Seras Victoria, ala Hellsing?




    The Boys gun was in use by the British forces until 1943 when it was replaced with the Piat. 

    And since she doesn't have the shoulder flash, her uniform is definitely Pre-1943.     

    (They got the official black shoulder flashes in 1943. They replaced the red flashes with the silhouette of a Jerboa - an actual Desert Rat - made by the wife of the Major-General that took command in April 1941.  No idea exactly when that flash wntered use, or how many used it)


    So, without black shoulder flashes, she's wearing a uniform typically for the time when the Boys was still in use in the 7th Armored Division.


    The Boys gun was actually decent against early tanks such as the Panzer I and II, and even early versions of the III. 


    I was going to say, 'why not', which ... well, we do paint a lot of things because we can...

    but that's pretty interesting, (if largely no use to me. ^^; ).


    I was originally thinking of something like Seras' utterly ridiculous (-ly effective) Harkonnen cannon, I admit. 

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  7. 4 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    Should have given her a Boys .55" anti-tank rifle instead of the Bren Gun. 


    I mean, give the girl a little more to play with!


    And what, paint her as Seras Victoria, ala Hellsing?

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  8. This prompted me to say some things you can't say on television. 

    Because I really liked the girls I got last time .. and it looks like they're going to have a few I will like this time, too. 


    *sigh* TEMPTED! I did not need that!

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  9. Eh. Do what makes you happy; it's not like we're handed instruction manuals, right?


    @aturriff is teaching himself Japanese. He's enjoying the heck out of it, and I'm happy to encourage him to do it.

    I'm more interested in the crazy things that can be done with a sheet of paper and a little patience (oh, and the food.. ), but I learn some of the most interesting things when he trips over a piece of vocab that interests him.


    So, yah. Go for it. People's opinions are their problem. ^_^

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  10. 1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

    I have escaped the couch! And have a teacup full of ice cream for my troubles.


    You laugh but a standard teacup contains the perfect balance between wanting ice cream and not wanting lactose intolerance issues. It's the maximum ice cream serving I can have safely without destroying any bathrooms.


    Also, your average teacup has a /handle/. Oh. OH. Holy BALLS. Of icecream. OMG.

    I might actually /use/ all those tiny porcelain teacups that are so dang cute.. and utterly useless, because I drink my tea in mugs, like an adult and stuff. 


    But... serving dainty sundaes in TEACUPS!? Holy balls. I need an excuse to do this. It doesn't even need to be a good excuse. Thinly veiled pretense will do nicely!

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  11. 57 minutes ago, Pegazus said:
    2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:
    4 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:


    This makes me wonder if trading logo services for a painted miniature would count as an art trade... >.>

    (I'm an artist; I'll trade skill for skill...)

    I had to re-read this line as my brain read "skill for skull" the first time.


    Eh. Either works for me. 


    Yes, of course. ARTIST. We're supposed to be weird; adding a couple of skulls to my decor would do nicely!

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  12. 1 hour ago, Cygnwulf said:

    So, I find myself in an odd predicament.  I've started picking up a few commissions here and there and I've been enjoying it, and I wanted to start branding myself, so I started talking about it about it with Mrs Wulf a few weeks back, and we came up with a studio name, and mentioned I needed to come up with some kind of logo so I can start watermarking images and such.  She sketched out an idea but wasn't completely satisfied with the results and spoke with some of her friends online and had someone who's actually trying to get built up to doing professional graphic design work, which on one hand is cool and super helpful and I like what she's doing, but on the other hand there's a part of me that is all like "NO!!!  Bad Artist.  Exposure isn't worth the paper it's printed on!"  Especially since I plan on trying to use it to help me make a few sales....

    We got her to at least take some baked goods in exchange, so that helps my conscience a bit.


    This makes me wonder if trading logo services for a painted miniature would count as an art trade... >.>

    (I'm an artist; I'll trade skill for skill...)

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  13. 1 minute ago, BLZeebub said:

    Hopefully not too off topic here, but while we're checking on each other...  How're you all dealing with lockdowns/quarantine/unemployment/isolation/locusts?


    I am entirely content to not leave the house, but.. I loathe people, and have a pocket park to run around in if I get cabin fever.

    I'm more worried for Mr. Thorne, who might have to go into the city (the office he works in? Seattle. :/ ) for work. Right now, he's telework exclusively, but if he has to go in for something... geh.

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