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  1. Jasper_the_2nd

    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Just got home from the weekend. Paid! Was less than I was expecting, not that I'm complaining.....
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Haven't tried VR yet, although I know some folks with headsets. I'm not sure how it would handle my wonky eyes.... I've played a number of AR phone games, if they count. Ingress, Pokemon Go, tried out the Wizards Unite one. Not sure how much time I'll have to try anything new this weekend. Mostly will be the same old thing, packing, packing, packing.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    As someone currently moving from 10 acres to a postage stamp in a subdivision, I sure hope that is the case. No more 4+ hour mowing sessions....
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    Jasper paints a Tabaxi Rogue

    Had a great massage yesterday, got rid of most of the tightness in my shoulders (packing to move is hard on my back) so I was able to hold a paint brush without it shaking tonight! I just did a little 20-30 minute session, as I didn't want to push my neck and back too much (although I'll probably trash them again this weekend between the 8+ hours of driving and yet more packing). So I worked on the red. Lighting is crap for picture taking, but I think I've highlighted it. I will probably give it another pass, but I don't want bright highlights. She's a rogue after all and not likely to be hanging out in bright sunlight or anything.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Years ago (when I had long hair and a car with manual windows) a thunder shower started and I realized my window was down. I ran out to roll up the window while standing with the door open, failed to noticed I'd caught my hair in the window, and then shut the door on that.....
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    I'm assuming you are asking about head hair here.... These days, probably around an inch, give or take. Too much longer (say by two inches) and it starts to get a mind of its own. In the past, somewhere over 3 feet. I never measured it, but I could tuck it into my jeans back pocket (and sit on it, which is annoying when you don't notice ...for a while) and I'm 6' 2".
  7. The wind appears very moist now. I expect I'll just get lunch at the cafe in the building today. They have passable salads.
  8. At least it will be a small hole to dig.... Getting rather windy here. Not a lot of rain yet though.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Very little lately, as the whole getting ready to move thing has consumed most of my time, and all of my energy. The little bit I've been working on: Tabaxi Rogue I'm playing in 5th Edition. And: Battletech Griffin (from the new Starter box). Hoping to at least get the Tabaxi done in the next 2 weeks, assuming my massage in 15 minutes loosens my back up enough to get rid of the shakes when I pick up a brush....
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    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    Got mine on the weekend. Haven't had a chance to go through them yet.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    I don't like being startled or bitten, but creepy crawlies don't actually bother me beyond that. I'm not fond of tight spaces particularly (I'm a big guy) but not so much in a fear way, I just like my space to move and I worry about breaking stuff when I'm crowded. And I'm not overly comfortable with crowds, which seems to be getting worse as I get older, but I can tolerate them and even enjoy events once I'm there. It just takes some work to convince myself to go. Now heights, for me that might get into phobia territory. I have a fairly severe physical reaction to heights. tightness in the chest, increased bp, etc. I don't even like seeing other people near heights. Watching a go pro video of someone base jumping will make my chest tighten up. So of course my new job is in a 12 story building with a "feature staircase" open the entire height of the building, with freaking glass panels all around the opening. And the main meeting room on each floor has a floor to ceiling glass wall overlooking this pit of death. So I can walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor, where I work (luckily). And I can take the stairs to the 3rd floor as long as I focus and don't look to the sides (at least the outside of the stairs is a solid wood panel). But that is it. I can't get within 5 feet of the edge of the opening. And even when I come out of the elevators and have to walk past the seating areas they have by the opening on each floor, I need to at least touch the wall to "ground" myself, and walk as far as I can from the open area. We have a lovely open air patio on the 5th floor off of the cafe. At least I'm told it is lovely. It looks nice from the cafe anyway.....
  12. According to the box it's an HD Telescope. I personally wouldn't call it a spyglass unless it was brass and collapsible (which I see are available on amazon.....). But then I'd probably end up wanting to fly the jolly roger off the control tower and demanding corner checks be in Pirate Speech "Arrrr, corner 1 be clear Cap'n!". It would escalate from there, eventually resulting in a mutiny, boarding actions from Turn 11, and likely result in me walking the plank off the tower. So in the interest of avoiding my eventual demise at the hands of an ungrateful crew of scurvy rats.....I'll just call it a monocular
  13. A few things from the weekend. First, my box from Stonehaven with their latest KS offerings came: I'm too tired to go through them tonight and figure out which are which..... 2nd, my wife has recently gotten more into bird watching, and the last time at the track was eyeing my binoculars from my marshaling gear. I told her what I really wanted was a monocular since I can never get both eyes in focus anyway). So she surprised me with one, which I believe is also her first order ever off Amazon.... Comes with a coupe of tripod type attachments and even a phone case attachment so you can take photos through it. Kind of neat! And because moving is annoying, I bought this: Having already packed (somewhere....in the basement) my corded Dremel, and having packed (somewhere) my stripped screw extractors, I of course had 4 (yes 4, out of 8) stripped screws on my metal painting desk I was taking apart on Saturday. With less than an hour until all the hardware stores closed for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I rushed into town. I bought another set of grabits (not pictured) and this cordless Dremel. I'd had trouble with using Grabits before so the Dremel was backup...certainly not because I'd been wanting a separate Dremal for Hobby stuff...but the Grabits worked and I extracted all 4 with minimal injury (just a bruised knuckle, new power drill is torquey). I also picked up 8 new screws (or are they bolts....where's James May when you need him....) that have hex heads instead of Robertson #2s and are actual steel instead of whatever soft metal the originals were.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Returning after a long weekend (Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!) Roasting turkey, although we rarely cook it for lunch, so I rarely wake up to that smell. For something I wake to more often, of course, bacon. Favorite weekend breakfast: if on low carb: bacon and eggs. If not on low carb: pancakes and bacon. Seems to be a theme.... I usually start my conversation with new people with, "Hi, nice to meet you. I apologize in advance for not remembering your name." because 1) I'm Canadian, so preemptive apologizing is appropriate (sorry), 2) it takes me anywhere from a week (if constant interaction) to maybe 6 months (for someone I see once or twice a week) for me to remember someone's name. And if my brain decides you look like a Steve (for example) I will never remember your name is actually Larry. Sorry Steve.
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    Battletech Thread

    Death Ray Designs does some nice stencils, not sure about feathers though..... Sort of BT related (some of the designs are "shared"....), have folks seen the resin Robotech figs that kidslogic are putting out? They put up the pre-order for the Monster yesterday.....pricy but probably appropriately so....