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  • Birthday 06/06/1966

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    Very nearly the same time zone as Reaper
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    Science fiction, Doctor Who, Jim Henson, history, roleplaying games, fine art and art history, architecture, geology, paleontology, clothing and costume, random bits of whatever catches my fancy.

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  1. Pingo

    Calamari of Unusual Size (pic-heavy)

    It looks wonderful! I like how it has drab colors overall, but then some brilliant surprises - like when that gaping maw is turned towards you. And the glowing eyes. The shipwreck looks suitably algae-covered and slimy. I imagine that will be a fun one on your gaming table.
  2. The second video is up! Color Mixing: Yellow and Black Make Green! I hope people will find it useful and informative. I tried to speak slower in this one, and the background music is quieter. EDIT: Good grief, it's already got three views.
  3. Oh, is that what a hashtag holiday is? I suppose we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. One year we went to the kids’ dentist on that day and they belted out the anthem in the waiting room. I don’t drink wine, sorry. I do like a good Tomme des Pyrenees.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Went round and put this through the mail slots of our ten nearest neighbors: The tree is approximately twenty feet in circumference at the base. Migratory birds love stopping here. We’ll be very sorry to see it go.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Me too. I didn’t even know sweetened grapefruit juice was a thing until I ordered some at some nasty* chain restaurant on a road trip and discovered I could taste the difference between fructose (or whatever natural sugars are in citrus fruit) and cane sugar. Yuck! *The sort of place that smells of ground-in cigarette smoke regardless of local laws and when you order “brown rice” you discover it is white rice with brown gravy and the only point is to try to get something with a little nutrition and not too unhealthy to shore you up until you get to where you are going.
  6. I dedicated painting clothes before they got paint spattered. I didn't want to cross-contaminate studio stuff with household stuff. At the moment I have two sweatshirts (my basement studio is cold year-round) and two protective aprons. I try to be careful, but after thirty years there are some paint spots.
  7. OMG, they got EVERYTHING right. YouTube video of a Brazilian car ad which is TOTALLY a live-action version of the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I have been painting so much, but it's all proof of concept for the next video I'm working on. (Proof: That green can be mixed solely using yellow and black - not only a dull khaki green as here, but also bright lime green. It's pretty cool.) I should be able to post it pretty soon. Meanwhile, here's Reaper's cute little Bones Basilisk looking like a grumpy puppy.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Remember stores get Kickstarter pledges so they can sell them straight away, rather than waiting for the official release.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Does Casablanca count? If not, there’s always The Maltese Falcon. Gooooood Bogart.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Our kids certainly did. I think they kind of startled strangers with their conversation. It was fun to watch sometimes. (And boy, family dinner conversations have been fun, even before our firstborn became a Youtube explainer.) Well, we would use high pitch and singsong to get their attention, at least early on, but we also talked to them as though they were human beings with a potential interest in what was going on. They caught on pretty fast. (I can recall Child #1, not quite two years old, charming some old science dudes by chanting to herself - courtesy of Sesame Street - a countdown from 10 to zero, followed by “Liftoff” and a soft foosh noise as she played balance beam on a piece of hotel lobby furniture)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    We totally have mail slots in the doors everywhere in our city. Gang boxes are only for apartment buildings.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    We have a mail slot in our front door. We always talked to our kids conversationally with regular people talk, syntax, and vocabulary. They were both talking like regular people by age two.