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  1. Helluvit is? Ain't even the first time. Damn cat.
  2. Waaal, yer right, of course, but when the bugger jammed his snoot under there real GOOD, and I saw the DECK suddenly jack up a good six inches, I will admit I might notta been THINKIN' too clear, y'know?
  3. Waaaal, there was that one time 'at dragon got into the back yard because the neighbor won't stop leaving meat scraps in the damn garbage, and then he climbed the fence and saw the cat, miracle he didn't crush the fence, and he decides he's goin' after the cat, and I hear the caterwauling and I run outside and the cat's run under the deck, and the damn dragon's got his head and neck under the damn deck and I run up and I kick him in the butt to make him leave the damn cat alone, and then he wallops me with his tail, he was just a little one, thank ghod, can't breathe fire or nothin', but he st
  4. I miss open gaming. Schools are reopening for full in-presence classes in a few days. I feel that this is a mistake, but my input was not requested; at least the school district paid for my vaccinations. But the game shops are not the same. I'm grateful that none of them have shut DOWN (yet,) but there is a ghostliness to them this past year; the tables have the chairs removed, and are now used to display product, instead of full of people floppin' cards, chuckin' dice, focused on laptops, and so on. And I am growing to hate that. Used to be, I could stop by one shop in particular on
  5. Linked out of respect for board rules involving mostly-naked ogres, for them interested in the inspiration.
  6. Over on Facebook, I posted the Out Of Context Quote: "What color should an ogre's thong be?" This, as you can imagine, kicked up a bit of consternation. The context: I had an ogre I'd picked up on Etsy, a three dee print of an ogress in a cheesecake position. And truth is, her sole garment was more of a Speedo. I did get a number of useful suggestions. Pictures were demanded, and posted. And the question was asked, "Her hair is braided. Where does an ogre go to get her hair done?" The question stuck in my head. A day later, the story was written...
  7. Ada was an educated woman, so she knew how to pronounce the word “boudoir.” But because she was not excessively educated, she didn’t know exactly what it MEANT. When she encountered the word in a novel in her youth, Ada assumed, reading for context, that a “boudoir” was a sort of pleasant, informal place where women lounged around with their hair down and gossiped about things. And so, in her middle age, when she’d leased the downtown building to start her hairstyling business, one of her first investments had been a large, yet stylish sign that read ADA’S BOUDOIR. It said something abou
  8. A grand and glorious birthday to you!
  9. NOW I leave the buggers in the blisters until I'm ready to paint them. Dark Horse did a BUNCH of licensed minis, as well as some weirdities; I still have a blister with three toddler skeletons on tricycles brandishing revolvers. They are still in the blister because even now, thirty years later, I have no idea what I am going to do with them.
  10. A real blast from the past, there, with a FINE paint job. I've got this guy, but your paint job is better. Somewhere in the hobby room, I have the four-set of Groo, Chakaal, Minstrel and Sage from Dark Horse miniatures. Bought them years ago. Opened the blister, stashed the figs, forgot about them for a decade. Now I wish I'd left them in the blister. The moral of the story: always snag the licensed minis FAST, because licenses expire, and then they'll cost a fortune on eBay....
  11. Y'know, for the first time ever, one of my students bought me a birthday present. A WotC/Wizkids wyvern. Because he thought it looked cool. He wasn't wrong. I had to work at not gettin' snuffly.
  12. I'm far enough that I'm not in danger, but a few days ago, the wind shifted, and my whole neighborhood smelled like an ashtray. The air was thick enough that it looked like fog. Gave us some bad moments before we determined that it was literally just smoke from the forest fires. Best wishes to everyone who has to deal with worse.
  13. I've never seen the card in question, but the trivia's from Wookieepedia. Supposedly, Zahn needed hair extensions to complete the look....
  14. Author Timothy Zahn, creator of Admiral Thrawn (one of the greatest Star Wars villains) tells a story about how, when he was a young author hot off a few early successes, he was engaged to write some Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. Zahn freely admitted that while he had seen the movies, he wasn't really a massive fanboy, and did they have a story bible or something? Lucasfilm sent him a box of West End Games Star Wars D6 sourcebooks. And Zahn read them, and that's what he used for background when he wrote his books. Zahn's books are generally credited with kicking off the whole Ex
  15. I'm a big fan of the Dresden Files novels, so when the RPG came out, I was certainly interested. But I didn't want to pay $100 for two hardback books for a system I might never play. Yesterday, I went to 2nd and Charles, a local used bookstore. They have a "Free Bin" out front; anything they don't think they can sell goes in that bin. It's usually old automotive manuals, ancient college textbooks, and so forth. Still, I like to dig through it; you do find treasures on occasion. And yesterday, I found: *Both Dresden Files RPG core books *Pathfinder's "Hook Mountain" adventure *Path
  16. Lovecraft Country and Tigtone, pretty much.
  17. Well, yeah. Among the other drawers are: *Insect Swarms *Angry Vegetables *Daleks *Modern Zombies *Islamic Jihad *Cartoon People The list goes on and on.
  18. I have begun running a D&D game for the kids I teach, and had to hunt up the minis necessary for the adventure in the D&D Essentials Kit. And so in the evening's cool breeze, out on the deck, I commented to She Who Dances With Mouselings that I'd had to go out in the garage to dig out some orcs. She did not ask if I had enough orcs. She simply asked if I'd been able to lay hands on them. I said, "Yeah, I just dug a handful out of the Orc Drawer." She did not laugh. But her smile was somehow worse. Other husbands have the Bolt Drawers, the Screw Drawers, the Nail Drawers, th
  19. I wonder about that sometimes. I have a great many old Grenadier minis that I started out with more than forty years ago, and others I've bought to replace my losses. I have cats, so I collect plastic buckets that cat litter came in; they're handy waterproof stackable storage containers. I have several large plastic buckets of HeroClix, HorrorClix, Mage Knight, and other minis I've gone on kicks of. Got a hefty box of World of Warcraft collectible minis. At least two buckets of D&D prepaints. At least one bucket of 54mm figures I'll get around to someday, or blow a child's mind wi
  20. You never risked your neck in the pursuit of fun when you were thirteen? Plainly, your work ethic shames mine. I never poisoned myself at work. I only did THAT on WEEKENDS.
  21. I will admit to making some remarkable mistakes in my time, but as a rule, mine tended to be more in pursuit of fun, as opposed to in the process of cleaning something....
  22. I had both of those, back in the day; they have both since gone the way of all things. I used entire TUBES of epoxy getting that dratted Great Dragon to stay in one piece and he steadfastl refused; his bits were just too heavy, and I'd come home and find a wing lying on the shelf or whatever. And yes, the old Citadel stuff were things of beauty, weren't they? I still prefer a LOT of the OLDER Citadel to what they're making these days; my niece surprised me by preferring the old nineties Skaven to what they're selling nowadays. First purchased or first painted doesn't MAT
  23. Thing about the Reaper boards: folks here tend to be either gamers, artists, or both. I'm a gamer with pretensions to art. And I got a dragon because I needed a dragon. It's in the name of the GAME, for potato's sake. Sooner or later, there gotta be dragons. I just didn't expect to get so attached to him....
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