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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    "Worse things have happened to better people" I try to keep things in perspective, as well as be thankful for what I have.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I tore my meniscus in my sleep. I was training for a marathon at the time, and was so into it that I was even dreaming about running. I got my leg tangled up in a blanket and must have jerked it just right in my sleep and the dang thing tore.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Author for sure. You could do pretty much anything and go anywhere in the name of research for a new book. And then you get to share all of your experiences with people who are interested.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Does running count? My goal for this year is to do more races. I'm hoping for a duathalon in the spring and a half marathon in the fall. My wife has got me hooked on Nebraska Cornhusker Volleyball of all things. She's a middle school volleyball coach and she went to Nebraska for college, so she has a passion for the team. I'm not as obsessed as some Husker fans, but I've had a ton of fun at the games we've gone to. We traveled up to Minneapolis for the national championship game in December, but unfortunately they came up short. Still a great trip though!
  5. I'm having a hard time coming up with a "best" thing for this year, it was consistently good with tons of simple, enjoyable moments. Spent a lot of time with my wife and dog, played a bunch of great D&D, went camping with my siblings, bought a new car, welcomed my cousin's new baby into the world, and took several trips with friends. I consider myself very lucky and will be blessed if I have many years like 2018 in the future. I'll be ringing in the new year with my wife and dog. I plan on painting and watching Arrested Development. My wife had never seen it, but we have been binging it and are just finishing up the original seasons.
  6. D&D and it's not even close. I DM for 3 different groups, each with very different playstyles. I'm running 2 games over Christmas, and then will start running at least 2 games a month in 2019. It's an insane amount of work, but there's nothing better than having engaged players laughing along with something you created.
  7. I've been on a nonfiction kick for a long time now, but I read World Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman this last summer and loved it. It's based on a real event, the first successful kidnapping for ransom in American history. Most of the stuff in the story actually happened, but it's told from the perspective of one of the kidnappers who was a wild storyteller in real life and is most likely embellished. The writing is excellent and story itself is fascinating. My little brother asked for some historical fiction books for Christmas this year, and I'm getting him The Last Days Of Night by Graham Moore. It sounds super interesting and I'll probably read it myself after I'm done with my current book.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Winston will be with me until the bitter end. He's too friendly of a dog to survive a day in the wild on his own. And his inability to stay quiet when I need him to will most likely be the cause of my death. But there's no way I could leave him behind.
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    Iron Dwarf (Logrim, Dwarf Captain)

    Thanks all! The sword/eyes/chest rune were a mix from Citadel paint: White Scar & Baharroth Blue. Citadel is the only brand my LGS sells, but I'm pretty happy with what has been available. I was sticking with the Iron Man theme and wanted to use the chest rune as the Arc Reactor, along with the cool glowing eyes of the helmet. I liked the color so much I decided to keep it going with the sword, supplementing the weapon for all to the cool energy beams Iron Man has. I thought about adding more of it on the armor, but decided to leave it as a highlight rather than a main component. I'm really happy with it how it turned out though!
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    Iron Dwarf (Logrim, Dwarf Captain)

    I bought this fig a long time ago, with a ton of ideas and options for what to do with him. Although I'm definitely on Team Cap, I decided to go with an Iron Man look. I was really happy with how he turned out, especially the sword and faceplate. I'm considering going back and adding a little bit more gold in a few spots, especially in the back area, but for now I'm satisfied. Critiques and advice are always welcome! Thanks in advance!
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    I feel like the only real answer is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I would lift heavy things and ask people if they could smell what I was cooking.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    I feel like time travel would be super complicated, so I'm going with FLY. It would make things much easier just by being able to bypass roads and traffic lights.
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    Valana, Forgemaiden Sergeant 14524

    Thanks everyone! I tried the dark lined eye method on this lady, but it was one of the details that got lost by too many redos. It's worked really well on my last few figs, but going for a specific "look" on this one ended up costing me in the end. Oh well, I have plenty of figs left to keep practicing on!
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    Valana, Forgemaiden Sergeant 14524

    Used my extra hour from Daylight Savings Time on Sunday to paint this awesome dwarf. I think I painted her dress 3 different times before I got to the yellow and green combo, and am really happy with how it turned out. I had a rough time with her face though. Her mouth and cheeks seem to indicate shouting orders, but I couldn't get her eyes to express that kind of command. I went over it so many times that I felt like I was losing details, so I just stopped at a point that looked "good enough". I still really like her overall, and had a lot of fun painting her. Critiques and advice are always welcome! Thanks in advance!
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    My hardcover copy of The Hobbit. My mom read it to me as a little kid, and it's the only book that I reread. It's still in really good shape despite being over 20 years old. If I ever have children they'll being hearing that story at bedtime whether they like it or not!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Wednesday is my painting night, so that's not going to change. Our dog is a huge baby and freaks out when the doorbell rings, so the wife and I will be hanging out in our basement with the lights off and Netflix on. I'll be getting some figs ready for a game on Saturday while she makes sure the big goof gets all the comfort cuddles he needs. Sorry trick-or-treaters, our house won't have any candy to give away!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Today is my last day of work before a long weekend to travel with my wife to visit old friends and see Florence + The Machine in concert! Of course, we'll be playing a ton of D&D while we're up! The only thing slightly negative is that we won't be bringing our dog (seen here playing with a baseball he found at a park) with, but he'll be with his friends, so it's OK.
  18. I have a Halloween themed adventure coming up, and I have been hyping how scary and gory it will be to the players. Unbeknownst to them, it will actually be a lighthearted romp featuring these Halloween themed cereal monsters! Instead of horror and frights, the players will be solving goofy puzzles, trick-or-treating with monsters, and hopefully having a fun time! I enjoyed painting these figs, especially the Clay Golem (77170) for Frankenberry, which was mostly an experiment in layering paints. The Vampire (77282) as Count Chocula was most challenging, as I was limited to a brown palette. Critiques and advice are always welcome! Thanks in advance!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Ugh, I suppose that's good news, at least. Get good shoes! Spend the money and take the time to find the right pair for you. Everyone has different running styles and different shoe brands offer different benefits. Go to a specialty shoe store and ask questions, the people working are typically knowledgeable and eager to help. Start small/slow and build up, even if that means starting out with walking. The most important thing is to keep going with it, even when it gets hard. Running for exercise/health isn't a race to be won, just something for your own enjoyment/betterment.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Lawn care and mushrooms! Our front yard gets overgrown with mushrooms every summer and I have no idea how to stop them! They're starting to spread into our backyard. I don't think they're poisonous or anything, but they rot and mold and turn into a black goo after a week or so. Googling has been unhelpful.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    The Italian Job for sure, with Marky Mark and Edward Norton. Probably not even the best Italian Job, but dang if I don't watch it every time I see it on cable.
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    Frankenberry, Booberry, and Count Chocula

    Go nuts! This is actually a continuation of my St. Patrick's Day adventure where the party had to retrieve magical amulets for a red-haired gnome from a band of pirates (Lucky Charms stolen by the Marshmallow Mateys). Along the way, they met a surly former military officer turned merchant named Captain Crunch. The captain is actually the one sending the party on this mission, hoping they can uncover the mystery of his missing berry and peanut butter shipments. It's incredibly silly, but we had so much fun last time I couldn't help going for round 2! We're playing in two weeks, I can definitely report back! I've been writing this one for a long time, so I'm super excited to get it going! And thanks everyone for the nice comments! I always appreciate them!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Oh man, what WOULDN'T I do??? Frisbee golf, run, hang out with the wife and dog, paint (of course!), write/play D&D adventures. I'm sure I could think of 100 different things that I don't have time for right now.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    My wife makes the best chicken and wild rice soup. As much as I love summer, I am definitely looking forward to soup weather!
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    Kragmarr Pummeler 14648

    This was a super fun fig to paint! I'm not really happy with the eyes, and I think I might go back and add a black eye or a bruise at some point. I think that would add some character, as well as cover up the mediocre job. Otherwise, I am really happy with the rest of him. Comments and critiques are welcome as always, thanks in advance!
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