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  1. 22 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

    Question for January 14th:

    Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

    Twist ties. I do it subconsciously and on purpose. Cause they're useful. I don't have many now, during the last move my husband realized I had a twist tie horde and has avoided acquiring more and I suspect periodically throws them out.

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  2. I try to stick to just one "resolution" This year will be: "I finish the things I start."

    I set Quarterly goals, so these are all due in by the end of March.

    1. Get my Blackbelt in Karate (test is at the end of January), after that I'll review my Kobudo in preparation to start working on my 3rd degree.

    2. Lose weight (10 pounds to go)

    3. Fix my knee and ankle pain (I just need to keep doing my PT)

    4. Learn to paint sheer fabric (Hobby!) 

    5. Read "The Great Influenza" (learn more history)

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  3. 12 hours ago, CashWiley said:

    I am the magical creature. My mere presence can make a truculent piece of technology suddenly work perfectly. To the chagrin of my coworkers, who swear it wasn't working just a moment ago. And to the amazement of the public, when I swoop in and everything is suddenly working as if by MAGIC.

    It's a long running joke, because it happens so regularly.


    A long time ago, I dubbed this the "Admin Aura" I have about a 30 ft radius aura in which truculent computers miraculously start behaving. I know this because they will misbehave again as soon as I am out of range. This can make troubleshooting difficult sometimes... I now spend most of my time coding. I'd like a magical "debug" wand.  

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  4. 21 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Question November 5th.

    Is there an animal that you're really afraid of?

    And why?

    Nope. I must have a gene that should've been weeded out by natural selection. I think dragons are cute... imagine how I feel about bears. I'm more likely to confront an animal than run. I've gotten to play with a lion cub hold a few snakes and feed grapes to fruit bats. I'm really not afraid of hoomans either, not in the danger aspect at least (social situations and idiocy are different). 

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  5. 18 hours ago, Crowley said:

    It has been my pleasure to be your quisitor for this the spookiest of months.



    The veil is thin. Ghouls and goblins gallivant. Werewolves go for Chinese food. Ghosts hang out in their favorite haunts. Witches gather together over their craft brews...

    What supernatural creature do you want to spend the day hanging out with, and what fun activity do you engage in?

    I think I'll hang with the witches tonight drinking and cavorting and making merry. Though if a selkie's about I'd be up for a swim.

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  6. 13 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for Halloween Eve

    Devil's Night

    Mischief Night


    What mischief have you gotten up to lately? What's a mischievous activity you engaged in as a youth?

    Do you enjoy fires? Anything from candles to bonfires.

    Mischief? Nope, it wasn't me....

    Love fires (when contained). My current home has a firepace with a 3 foot square opening. It is amazing. Like having a bonfire in the house. :)

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  7. 15 hours ago, Crowley said:


    What's something your looking forward to in 2021?

    So much... I'm not gonna jinx those though. The end of 2020 for certain; I intend to celebrate this New Years. But this is in progress and would take a lot of unfortunate events to kill. I doubt even 2020 could. My karate blackbelt test is scheduled for the end of January. 

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  8. 16 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for Monday, October 26th:

    Today is National Pumpkin Day. Have you obtained your pumpkin for carving? Have you carved it yet?

    Have you ever roasted a pumpkin? What's your favorite pumpkin (or pumpkin spiced) food/drink?

    Kids carved two pumpkins last night. They did a great job! Roast? Hmm we've been baking pumpkins to make pumpkin bread does that count? Favorite... Lakefront brewery Pumpkin ale... best. Yum. Return question: have you seen an elephant eat a pumpkin? Our zoo gives them pumpkins every year, they revel in it, so fun to watch. They act like little kids on Christmas morning. 

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  9. 14 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Inquiry for the Twenty Second of October

    Sometimes you go into a project super excited, only to lose steam somewhere along the way. What was the last miniature project that happened with you, and how did you get through it, if you did? How did you feel about it after it was done (or shelved, or trashed)?

    Every. Single. One. If it has a deadline, I power through it and hate it. If not, I take a bunch of notes and put it on the shelf for later.

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  10. 15 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for the 21st of October:

    Are there any Youtube/Twitch channels that you used to watch, but find you have outgrown/lost interest in? Hobby or non-hobby, your pick.

    Leonardo  Perezneto (fine art tips) and Marcello Berenghi... I may have spelled wrong. I used to watch everything they posted. But I haven't for a while now. I'm not sure why, I just don't anymore. 

    My daughter used to sit in my lap and we'd watch it together... she's 10 now and it hurts a bit if she sits on me... that might be related. 

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  11. On 10/16/2020 at 9:22 AM, Crowley said:

    Quest for the Weekend of 10/16 - 10/18

    The vast depths of Stonehell contains 10 distinct known levels and an unknown number of sub levels and side dungeons.

    Your quest for the weekend is to add to the dungeon's depths. Draw a map, describe a section, tell of a new monster, and/or share a treasure that may be found hidden away.



    Not being creative... but I really enjoyed this one ages ago:

    C1 hidden shrine of Tamoachan


    Room 19 the silver coffer
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  12. 13 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for October 15th

    We all started somewhere...

    Thinking about (or looking at it if you have it around) your first miniature, as compared to your latest miniature, you've grown as a hobbyist. What are you most proud of? What would you have told yourself when you were first getting started?

    Not sure what I'm most proud of... maybe that I've kept with it. What I would have told myself: 'Go to Chicago!'

    I had an offer to go hangout and paint with Sue Wachowski and co in the 90s. I didn't, because its a long drive. One of my biggest regrets. 

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  13. 16 hours ago, Crowley said:

    October 9th

    Failure. It happens. It sucks. You move on and overcome.

    What was the last thing you failed at, tried again, and got it right?

    I fail... constantly. I keep going, sometimes I let it go for a bit, but then I return. I write code for a living, I'm a mom, I lift weights, I'm a martial artist, I paint... it is all about try, fail, try again, repeat until you succeed. The martial arts quote is "Fall down seven times, get up eight." Words to live by, there is always something new to fail at.

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  14. 47 minutes ago, Crowley said:

    Question for October 8th (early cause tomorrow is gonna be a day)

    What's your perfect bowl of ice cream? (or other traditional end of meal dessert)


    Ice cream: Breyer's natural mint chocolate chip.

    Other dessert: Creme Brulee

    15 hours ago, Crowley said:

    October 7

    Do you have a go to snack food? Salty? Sweet? Does it depend on what you're drinking with it?

    If I'm being good? Broccoli and carrots with Avocado ranch

    Most of the time... almonds and dark chocolate chips.

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  15. On 10/4/2020 at 10:16 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for October 4th

    It's a busy Sunday, but you find yourself with 30 minutes where you can do whatever you want to do. How do you spend those precious minutes?

    Paint, draw or read usually. Play with a cat. Or end up engaged in a strange conversation with one of my kids... most of them are strange, but when I have time they get more so.

    15 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for October the Fifth!

    In the list of discontinued paints, what are you going to miss the most when your supply runs out?


    Peacock green, violet shadow and Red shadow. There are probably others but after those I couldn't read on.

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  16. On 10/2/2020 at 6:42 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for October the Second

    As I am expecting to become a parent rather imminently, what's one piece of advice you'd give me?

    Sometimes (often) they need to just cry theselves out. They will be ok. They wont die or hate you for not comforting them every moment. Put noise cancelling headphones on your wife, force liquids (alcoholic are best) and hold her down or distract her til the crying stops. She will hate you for it, but it is better for everyone. I spent several nights in the basement drinking and crying (with my hubby making sure I stayed there) while my baby learned he'd be ok to fall asleep on his own.

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  17. 15 hours ago, Crowley said:

    October 1st - The spooky season is upon us! What is your favorite horror/supernatural/Halloween themed entertainment? Can be anything... tv, movie, book, comedy special, burlesque show... Don't limit yourself!

    I've always loved vampires (no sparkles), Nosteratu, Dracula (Gary Oldman!) And the book too, Love at First Bite (hehe 'come back black chicken!' ), Interview with a Vampire (the books) though I'd watch the movie again, Lost Boys, I'll think of more later. Of course, Beatlejuice, Addams Family and The Nightmare before Christmas are classic. 


    I'm not a fan of horror, psych thrillers or jump scares. I tend to analyze them instead... the only one I really liked was Angel Heart... still creeps me out... nope no need to watch it again.


    Will also need to read Amphigorey and some Edgar Allen Poe this season. I have more and more ideas for educating my children...

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