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  1. 1 hour ago, Pegazus said:

    Phooey! Walked up a flight of stairs to get a candy bar and the prices have gone up a quarter. Which means I have to walk down a flight of stairs to get another quarter then back up to get the Snickers. 

     

    Been hungry all day and I forgot my bag of snacks. 

     

    It's a conspiracy to get you to exercise.

    By the time you do all the stairs you'll be too tired to eat the Snickers.:blink:

     

    GEM

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  2. 2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

    I am beginning to see the major downside to my partner being on furlough.

     

    I have commissions, I have my own work, I have writing to do! I don't need to talk about Dark Souls right now!

     

    Ugh, if my laptop case weren't too warped to hold a battery I'd so be invading a Starbucks...

     

    Duck tape is your friend.

    If you need something about twice as strong as good quality duck/duct tape check out Gorilla Brands heavy duty tape.

    If that isn't strong enough then there is always J-B Weld.

     

    GEM

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  3. 3 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

    Family checked into Facebook. So all is good. I am relieved, I'm sure my mom will be concerned when she sees that I've called like 5 times this morning.

     

    In other news, I found a mini in the online store a month or so ago and now I can't find him. I know I've got the right name (Fulumbar Ironhand) because I've googled him and he shows up in other places. So I'm just very confused as to why he isn't showing up in the Reaper store. Could he be out of stock or worse discontinued?

    If it's this one: #20034 Dwarf Warrior - it shows as Out of Stock just now.

     

    G.E.M.

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  4. 33 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

    I think the pain my dad is in is more psychological. He's been experiencing a mental decline for the last year or so, and this last month it excellerated at a terrifying rate. He's been diagnosed with prefrontal cortex dementia (something like that anyway). The doctors think the primary cause is the way he's been malnourishing himself for the last 7 or 8 years. He's always expected someone else to take care of him, either his mom or his wife, so when my mom left him, he just let himself fall to pieces. It's been very difficult, and stunningly fast, but the doctors don't expect him to last much longer. We've already signed the "no extrodinary measures" form. It's just... difficult. :mellow:

    It is very sad to see a beloved family member basically "self destruct" like what you describe.

    We are so helpless when somebody, consciously or not, makes a decision/takes action-inaction to bring such results into play.

    Consider this:  If a persons pain is psychologicl it hurts them just as much as if it were caused by an equivalent physical trauma.

    Doesn't make the ordeal any easier for the family members though.

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  5. On 09/30/2017 at 11:43 AM, buglips*the*goblin said:

     

    Charges against the defendants read as follows:

     

    2 counts of sparkling in the first degree

    2 counts of scintillation in the second degree

    2 counts of fraudulent sequining

    2 counts of unauthorized use of a rhinestone

    And 2 counts of racketeering in relation to conspiracy to commit shimmer

     

    How do you plead?

    Shiny?

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  6. 6 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

    Having been able to spend some quality time with my hubby, sleep most of the last four days, and see my dad, I am feeling better. It is still difficult, and I am not at terms with my dad's impending death, but I'm coping with it better than I was, say, four days ago.

     

    Still, I swear this would be easier if he just suddenly keeled over. Watching him go this way is horrible.

     

    Please allow me to express my sympathy for what you are going through.

    Is your father in pain?  If so, and it is probably severe pain, sometimes our letting go is the greatest act of Love we can express for a loved one. 

    It doesn't make it any easier for those of us who have to go on living, but you will always have your memories.  Hold those memories close, your father closer, and know that there are people out here who do care, even if we have never met face to face.

    You will be in my prayers and meditations.

    G.E.M.

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  7. 31 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

     

    He's cute. Nose needs a good boop. 

     

    Wait. Can kids stain? :blink:

     

    I know they stain everything they touch ::P: but is it like the myth of the 'funny faces stay that way'? If a kid makes a mess often enough does the kid stay messy?

    You've obviously not read Peanuts carefully enough.

    Exhibit A:  Pigpen

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  8. 4 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

    Yeah, you'll do nicely :squinty eyes:

    In my best Bella Lugosi voice:

    Look deep into my eyess.  .  .  . 

    [Glitter, glitter, gleam]

    While simultaneously slipping a large sheet of drafting paper full of notes and diagrams behind his back.

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  9. 2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

     

    I got the feeling you will be right at home here!!!

     

    *** DONUTS!!!***

    [In my best Bugs Bunny voice]

    Yeaahh. . . It's a possibility, Doc.

     

    [Mr. Announcer voice over]  At which point our intrepid G.E.M. sneaks off to his {Acme Brand} drawing board, smooths out a new sheet of paper and scribbles furiously for half an hour while wearing his {Acme Brand} Green Eye Shade and sleeve protectors.

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  10. 5 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

     

    *** Wipes Tomato Sauce of his snout***

     

    *** I was just checking if it wasn't ehhh expired, I swear! ***

     

     

    Theres a box of assorted dounuts over there [points to counter next to stove then wipes powdered sugar off of moustache].

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  11. 3 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

     

    *** Hrmph!***

     

    *** I thought a few fireworks would be in order to celebrate a new arrival ***

     

    *** Grumble***

     

    *** Waits till the Sabretooth doesn't pay attention ***

     

    *** Whispers: You forgot one***

     

    glitter.jpg

     

    OOH!

    Shiny!

    Sparkly!

     

    Walks up to open refrigerator door and raps furry head between the ears . . . . . .

    Git 'ur glittery paws off my Lasagna!

     

    G.E.M.

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  12. 36 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

     

    Discussion of Kickstarter projects is allowed (as an exception to the regular commerce rules).

     

    The thread for that project is here:

     

     

    That's the one     :poke:

    Still learning my way around, opening doors and peering inside, looking over peoples shoulders and trying not to make too much of a nuissance of myself [yet].

    Off to read the thread on yet another topic of interest.......

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  13. 10 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

     

    That's a real thing?? The air here won't let me sweat even if I wanted to.

     

    What Pegazus said.

    I'm on the Mojave, that's the High Desert, over 2000 feet and I can watch the paint dry on the palette and the brush before I even get the brush properly loaded during our 'dry season', which lasts about every day except when moisture is actually falling out of the sky.

    There is a KS currently running for a Wet Palette System that looks good enough I've sprung for a sponsorship level that will get me yet another new toy to play with. [I hope this is sufficiently generalized so as not to run afoul of the House Rules]

    When we move in about a year I am contemplating either some sort of humidifier or an aquarium for the room where I will be doing my non-spray painting.

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  14. 33 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

    I see that you have been properly welcomed! There are many Good People here. ::):

    I'm sure you can see by everyone's post count that we spend a lot of time here....

     

    Ummmmmm excuse, some of us just love and want to paint way too many things all at the same time, so nothing gets done. :lol: 

     

    I'm beginning to get the feeling that I'm going to wind up in 'Escargo House'.

    Why? You might ask......

    Adams Family Mansion [model] has been "under construction" / "in paint shop" for about 4 months now.:rolleyes:

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  15. 12 minutes ago, ShadowRaven said:

    Welcome welcome. Glad you found your way over to our little chunk of cheerful insanity. 

     

    If it weren't for my Cheerful Insanity I think I would just have nowhere to go but Crazy.

     

    G.E.M.

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  16. 21 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

    Welcome G.E.M.! 

     

    I'm one oft those other grizzled Navy vets; bubblehead not airedale.  No brown shoes for me.  I just retired a year and a half ago.  'Course it not a 'real' retirement (enough to live on) so I'm a contractor now.

    No brown shoes here.

    I worked for my pay.

    Steel toes with NSNM [non-sparking/non-marking] soles, a bag of tools, and a cart load of test equipment.

    All nighters on the flight-line/flight-deck/hangar-deck, while the "Zeros" slept or partied.

    Understand about the 'real' retirement.  If you can squirrel away enough while doing contracting work you'll be in good shape when you hit your mid-60s.  Provided they don't finally manage to blow up the economy to the point where everybody is standing at the bottom of the big smoking hole.

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  17. 10 hours ago, Argentee said:

    Oh, and a lot of us take a semi-rp approach to our Forum Personas. For example, online I'm a Sith who does a lot of baking, a little social manipulation, and mostly keeps her murderous impulses in check. Offline I'm an IT professional who does a lot of baking, little social interaction, and so far has kept her murderous impulses in check.

     

    Completely and totally different, as you can tell.

    Brownies?  The cake kind are best!

    Lasagna?

    Word to the wise, the more you increase your social interaction the harder it is to keep those "impulses" in check.

    The reason being, you become more likely to run into [or visa versa] that one complete imbecile who is going to completely Burn Down "your life".

    Of course, when you do find the Nirvana of a group of people who are simpatico then its Yellow Brick Road, after the poppies and before we get to the Big Door with the "bell out of order, please knock" sign time.

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  18. 7 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

    Hi there, pleased to meet you!

    I'm a retired Navy ET; there's a fair number of squids here.

    Everyone else seems to have shared the really important stuff, so just let me add that I'll be looking forward to seeing your painting.

    My first batch of Bones, just primed

     

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    Stand By for further updates.

    G..E.M.

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  19. 1 minute ago, NebulousMissy said:

     

    Santa!

     

    Sorry. Old reflex. I grew up around a lot of old bikers who loved not being scared of.

     

    You do look familiar tho...

    Me - Christmas - Circa 2005

     

     

     

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    The grand kids were very small, and not all of them had arrived yet.  -  Fun times.

     

    As to the "old biker" thing, it sorta fits.  I ran up circa 150,000 miles on two wheels in one 4 year stretch in the 90s.  Gold Wings are sorta like the Energizer Bunny, when everybody else is ready to quit - you're still just going, and going, and going....... 

    And I also had a girlfriend who became my wife who lived somewhat over 400 miles away.

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  20. 8 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    We prefer pictures of minis, and there's absolutile nothing miniature about that beard... 

     

    ;-)

     

     

    I'm actually a slightly tall dwarf.  :rolleyes:

     

    And I do wear the beard shorter, about down to the collar bone these days.

    Never used to have a problem with the beard getting snagged in the seat belts on the big truck, but got tired of it getting snagged in the belts of the 4-wheeler [sedan, not off road {it's a truck driver thing}].

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  21. 4 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    You sound pretty sane... what're you doing here? ;-)

     

    As far as I know there's only three hard rules here;

    1. Post pictures!

    2. Have fun.

    3. Never feed Buglips old Master Series paints...

     

    Oh, and there's som silly tradition to use purple to indicate jokes...  

    Don't let my carefully proofread and edited first post fool you.

    Within this calm and Santa Claus like exterior lurks the mind of a crazy person - but crazy in a nice way, if you get my drift.

    1.  Don't have very many pics to post - yet.*

    2.  I intend to.

    3.  There has got to be a long and entertaining story here.  Actually, Buglips is safe as I don't have any Master Series Paints, old or otherwise.  I do have some Floquil and Flo-paque paints that are well beyond their intended use by date...........

     

    *Will this do for starters?

    That's what I looked like before my unwanted adventure in Drunk Drivers land.  Add about 11 years, some small scars and road rash and you're up to date.

    Ed in truck-000.jpg

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  22. Oh - WoW!

    Thank you, one and all who have responded to my introductory ramblings.

    Up two hours, and on a Saturday Nite, and already 5 warm and fuzzy responses.

    Thanks for the tips, is there any place in particular I should be looking for the House Rules, and just as important, the local conventions on how things are done [like the purple prose lettering thingie]?

    Also, as I'm a backer for the Bones IV Kickstarter [my wallet is still making whimpering noises {and I haven't told it yet that I intend to buy ~even more~ before next July}], where might I obtain one of those Backer/sponsor banners?

    A hoist of the jack in salute to:  knarthex, Doug's Workshop, Citrine, Little Bluberry, and Sylverthorne for taking time to make me feel so welcome.

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  23. Just wandered in a couple weeks ago thanks to the Bones Kickstarter and decided that this might be a good time to introduce myself.

    I'm one of those people who used to be an avid gamer, until my real life took over all of my time.

    Well, my real life took a hard turn, accompanied by the sort of aerial maneuvers that left WWI fighters as smoking holes in the ground, a little over 10 years ago.

    So now, I find myself in the position of being Forcibly Retired due to injuries caused by an accident caused by a Drunk Driver.  I am healed up as well as the current state of the medical arts and sciences permit, but that still leaves me as a disabled old phart who gets around with a cane and some other "interesting" orthopedic  appliances.  My recovery period sort of renewed my interest in RPGs, but being mostly housebound unable to find local gamers [which is problematic anyway, living on the Mojave Desert] or actually do much of anything else.  Not complaining, just when life deals you a rough hand, you either play it or fold - and I have no intention of folding.

    I've really enjoyed reading some of the threads from a couple of years ago with people talking about games in progress.  My fingers start getting twitchy to start rolling up new characters.

    So who am I besides an old Grognard?

    A nerd who spent 6 years of my "youth" turning wrenches and monitoring 'silly-scopes in the Navy helping keep a flying brick known as the F4j Fighter operational.  After getting out of the Navy I used my G.I.Bill to return to school and acquire a BS in Business from Cal Poly, Pomona - the place where I was introduced to this "new game" called Dungeons & Dragons by classmates in a Science Fiction Literature Class.

    From the descriptions given, it sounded like it might be fun so a trip to Brookhurst Hobbies in Orange County soon found me in posession of a small white box containing three brownish colored books and a set of "weird" dice.  The original D&D books were really incomprehensible unless you had some previous experience with wargames [I didn't, just the full size naval version] or somebody to teach you how things worked, which fortunately I did have.

    It wasn't long before we had a regular group with regular games, I ran a campaign on Friday Nites for a couple of years.  Everybody ran 'house rules' games then, our group mostly used the Warlock rules for Magic [Cal Tech rules] and a modified combat system based on SCA combat experience.  Having people who could actually explain in detail how a fight was happening was almost as good as live action with play by play commentary.

    Fast Forward into the early 80s and life was starting to make demands on my time that saw 'recreational activities' severely curtailed.  Pac Man became a big hit and the video game craze presented an opportunity for my parents to start a small video game route with me doing all the heavy lifting and mechanical/electronic repairs.  That business expanded to the point where, with the addition of vending machines and juke boxes it provided a comfortable income well into the 90s, which also saw both of my parents pass away.  As the decade progressed, the inroads into coin-op from console games and then the introduction of the PC and then the Internet pretty well ended the opportunity for small business in the area we had been so I moved on to to other business ventures, mostly involved in transportation and logistics.

    In the meantime, my involvement with the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows saw me involved in a number of charitable and fraternal projects that led to me being asked to serve as a State Level Officer, where I met the lady who was to become my wife as she was the opposite number officer for the Rebekah's, the ladies portion of our order and the oldest continuously functioning womens organization in the nation].  Out courtship saw me wear out two Gold Wings and a Honda Civic as she lived in Northern California and I was still in the Southland.

    Fast forward to 2006 and I am pulling High Cube Bulk Tankers for a regional company when I got nailed by a drunk driver on a cold and windy February Night on Hwy 99 just a little north f Bakersfield, Ca. [The hard left turn]  While securing the accident scene a Chevy Pickup came off the highway and nailed me [according to the CHP Report] doing about 60  mph [cue scene of WWI aircraft screwing themselves into the ground].  By some miracle I was punted about 100-130 feet down the road, but I don't remember much of that trip because my last conscious memory was of the world flaring white with pain and then shattering into red edged jagged fragments falling into a black background.

    The next few weeks involved a lot of painkillers - bandages - and time with doctors and nurses.  My convalescence was long but mostly uneventful.

    My advice to all is to carry as much uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance as your underwriter will sell you.  It's some of the cheapest insurance available for the amount of coverage, and if we had been carrying the max we probably wouldn't have lost our house.  Get AFFLAC if your employer offers it, mine didn't - until about 7 months after I was put out of commission.

    So here I am, another casualty of the Drunk Drivers,  looking for a game, and hoping to have a few good conversations here.

    If I've bent your ear too long, sorry.  You tend to do that when you have a long tale to tell.

    Innkeeper - another round - and It's my turn to buy.

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