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Everything posted by Cyradis

  1. Owl rider? Cool. Robo-lady with a cloud? Cool. Lady riding a giant cat? Great concept, but she's hitting the "Bad Spiderwoman Pose" level of dumb. You don't ride down hill like that. So dumb.
  2. Oooh Judith is tempting! A woman casually holding the cranium of a beheaded man? Delightful!
  3. The best "meat" balls I've ever made were with the beyond grounds. Pretty much a standard meatball recipe, but I had to saute the balls to crust them up before dropping them into sauce to simmer. They got Gramma approval too! As for the burgers, I kinda figure that if you are dressing it up with a bunch of sauce and fixings anyway, the fake stuff is as good or better than a standard or low quality beef (like most fast food chain stuff). And for good cuts of beef, all those sauces and fixings are hiding the goodness - better off without them if you are going for fancy stuff. The fake stuff definitely is not as good as a good cut of meat, but it is suitable for plenty of purposes. Also very brand dependent - there are some which are ick, and some which are good, and some which are good-but-different-food. I've found a few I like, for different reasons. Veggie munchers will never convince omnivores to go more plant heavy just by touting the virtues - gotta offer good flavor and make the food a favorable choice. Tofurkey was the worst thing to happen to marketing plant based diets! It smells SO BAD. It is SO BAD. Just... ugh. A bit like really dense snot. Why?! Now that's in the collective memory of fake meats, and it is disgusting. @Thoramel's egg dish looks tasty! I should make something of that sort so I have batch breakfast easy and ready to go. I'm bad about having breakfast, which isn't so great when trying to put on a few pounds >.< Eggs are very good for the task; high nutrients and protein. Kinda the perfect food.
  4. At least for myself, the fake meats are pretty good. They're about on-par with meats tbh. And now they have enough iron to match beef, so I'm less likely to go anemic! I struggle to get enough calories, and don't have problems with salts. So having some extra fats is a good thing in my case! But mushrooms would be quite tasty too for sure 🙂 I like mushrooms in these sorts of dishes.
  5. That lasagna could easily go veg for me using the Beyond Meat grounds! Looks like a good recipe, thank you!! I've discovered how to have a good veggie broth substitute for chicken broth: saute an onion in olive oil with a LOT of turmeric, then add your veggie broth (lighter veggie mixes, less mushroom based). Gramma didn't like the idea of matzo ball soup with veggie broth instead of chicken, but tried it, and was very happy! You get enough savory and umami with the turmeric, and it tricks the senses into seeing the yellowy fats associated with chicken broth - the olive oil goes very yellow. On a premise of "if the recipe is just as good without meat, may as well ditch the meat" it is a good option 🙂 Obviously some recipes you can't, but noodle and dumpling soups with a broth can in this case.
  6. This is a ridiculously large set of figures to be producing. They do nice work - if it is the group I'm thinking of, I have some from a previous KS and I like them a lot. But wowza, lots of choices here. Logistics may become more complicated.
  7. You could also try some Discord and FB groups that coordinate raids. The PokeGenie app can get you some random people grouped - sometimes hit or miss on there, but more successes than failures usually.
  8. Thanks folks! I went to Hawaii for birthday/conference and.... got non-covid sick >.< OH YAY.
  9. I'm still on PoGo too. 4554 2727 8153. Username Anyankha.
  10. Checking rarely.... but yes. I need this jacket. 😄
  11. The eyelashes kinda creep me out tbh
  12. How does big grumpy snake lady have curlers in? Does she have hair?
  13. They funded all the way through the mug in the end, although mug will be an add-on in the PM it seems (they got to it with less than an hour to spare).
  14. Quadrivaxxed is a great dragon name. I think a silver dragon who has a specific interest in keeping his favorite village safe against intrusions by vile chromatic dragons. I'm not yet in a group recommended for another stabbin'. Curious if there will be a reformulation by the time I am. Congratulations on your continued high fortitude saves against disease 🙂
  15. I love these comics so much. Thank you.
  16. Well, this is a reasonable expectation. You see, that's the problem. It is reasonable. Miniatures and fantasy are absurd - that's why snake women and lizard women have massive gazongas, so that you know they're lady snakes and lady lizards. Bugbears are therefore either mostly men, or somehow are the exception and fit a more logical biology than is expected from our infuriatingly biased hobby 🙂
  17. Heyo - all you folks in Texas okay? Bad news from down there. Had to check in on the internet-friends.
  18. I didn't need bugbears, but they're a classic D&D monster. I don't see a problem including them in a Bones run. I just wouldn't depend on them for a huge funding burst, just a moderate one for the folks who need bugbears.
  19. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/859512613/exquis-stl-edition The Exquis line came out a few years ago with several women busts, just normal ladies of multiple ethnicities, being delightfully normal. The busts are on the small side; about the size of a thumb, instead of a hand. They're doing a KS for STL files of the already existing ladies, the two they've added since then, and of 3 more they're adding as digital versions. And at least for now, the resin figures of already existing Exquis busts are 50% off in their store. Pretty good price for a batch of nice STLs, if you're into that sort of thing.
  20. I'm more a fan of the almost-chibi dragons (like the Rocky dragonlings). Not a huge fan of Reaper's chibi heroes - they're fine but not for me typically. But they are good for kiddos, comic fans, or practice painting on a seriously exaggerated face. I'd be very curious how chibis sell overall compared to others. Like I didn't mind them in the Core set for.... IV? Nice to have a few to give a whirl for the sake of trying new things. But I wouldn't have gotten them as an add-on (and didn't when they became an add-on).
  21. They've hit all the main stretch goals. 45hrs to go. There is the silhouette of a tea/coffee/paint mug still un-revealed. Curious what they'll put as a goal for a mug. I like mugs.
  22. Exclusive items are not something I'm a fan of. I do get it for things that a group wants to produce but can't justify long term. Just as "get them in the door" items it is frustrating. I'd much rather have things like that on "seasonal" or "special occasion" periodic releases. Like a super cool Halloween themed item - okay, can't sell it all the time, but doing a limited run of a few hundred once per year and selling them at an elevated price.... yeah. That is okay. Would have no pressure to keep the item in-stock. Just go for the yearly fixed number batch. Could be combined with a KS with the item "KS-exclusive until Holiday" or something to that extent. That sortof happens already with the holiday release figures, but they aren't limited, and the metal ones are in-house so they don't have to get them made elsewhere. They can keep up with surging demand if they have the metal. Hah, fair! 10% is a big cut, but I suspect that's factored into their use of the platform already. I do get being frustrated by this one, but for the people who need their bread and butter figures, it was still awesome. Ron is definitely going to get slammed though. I'm not particularly bugged, but there were a number of "double-eww tee eff" sort of choices on lining things up imo. Hey, not spending as much here meant that I am sending more to the Kimera, S75, and Ember Seasons Kickstarters soooooo..... I'm okay >.>
  23. I'm surprised by not bringing out more showstopper type figures in favor of bread and butter ones, but the showstoppers probably don't do as well post-KS. It would have been more tempting for me with shiny dragons. Because.... dragons. I ended up with $50 in. Likely will add another ~$80 on the PM. Which is.... 10% of previous ones >.> I do think smaller Kickstarters is a good idea for management, so I am not upset there. Less drama during fulfillment, less factors to go wrong at once. Here's hoping for a Bones VI sooner rather than later with the goodies that didn't get in this time.
  24. True, competitor is probably not the best term. There is collaboration around. Still don't see it happening on this particular project, however.
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