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On 6/9/2018 at 12:31 AM, Morihalda said:

June 9 and 10: What's your favorite way to treat yourself?

Are you thinking about doing that this weekend or soon?

 

Thanks, Crowley!

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I believe I did indulge as my wife was out of town that weekend.

 

Runner-up is that I always treat myself to a nice meal after a job interview. Nothing cheers me up after a crappy interview than a good meal.

5 minutes ago, TGP said:

@etherial  you seem to be stuck in the Wayback Machine™️ :poke:

Work got crazy this month. I'm playing catsup.

On 6/10/2018 at 10:48 PM, Morihalda said:

June 11: What do you consider to be hidden gems in Reaper's catalog?

 

Thanks, Xiwo Xerase!

The stalagmites. I get so much usage out of them setting up dungeons.

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On 6/12/2018 at 1:41 AM, Morihalda said:

June 12: Do you have a spirit animal or guardian? If you made one for fun, what would it look like?

 

There are all sorts of fun stories and types from different cultures! 

The pink bowtie is my spirit animal.

On 6/13/2018 at 1:25 AM, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

I lick the brush and inspiration just comes to me.

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On 6/15/2018 at 6:37 AM, Morihalda said:

June 15: Have there been any board games or video games that you've discovered lately?

Between Two Cities. It's like Seven Wonders, but the strategery is different. You draft tiles and simultaneously build one city with the player on your left and another city with the player on your right. Whichever player's lowest-scoring city has the highest score wins.

On 6/16/2018 at 1:52 AM, Morihalda said:

June 16 and 17: Who is your favorite fantasy/Sci-fi ruler?

Bonus: What kind of ruler would you be? What would your domain be like?

I'm partial to Alaria Festryl of House Festryl, Empress of Urupa and Captain of the Gift of Theft, one of my old PCs.

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There are tons of things I mispronounce, even though I know better. I don't get fussed about it when people mispronounce. 

 

In the past when I corrected people it was not out of spite, but just because of the way my mind works. It took me some time to understand that not everyone appreciates that. So, I've mostly gone away from it. 

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9 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

That said, "Drow" rhymes with "bow". Always:B):

 

But does it rhyme with David Bowie or with Jim Bowie? :lol: :devil:

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8 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

But does it rhyme with David Bowie or with Jim Bowie? :lol: :devil:

 

I'm not sure, but it definitely rhymes with "row".

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21 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 20: Do you say tomato or tomato? Are there any similar pronunciations that completely vex you, like when someone says eligible instead of illegible?

 

Thanks, Pezler!

I say 'tomato' as tuh-may-toe.  Roughly.

 

These days, pronunciations don't bother me as long as they can be understood.  I shouldn't judge how people pronounce things either.  I have a weird not-quite-British accent (a combination of growing up watching Doctor Who and being exposed to speech synthesizers at an early age) and I mispronounce words because I've read them and not really paid attention to how other people pronounce them.  (Why are there silent l's in English?  Who thought that was a good idea?)  It's embarrassing when people point out how I've mispronounced something.

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June 21: What are some fun desk toys or busy knickknacks?

 

Thanks, husband.... :lol: 
(He says he expects a list of new shinies by the end of the day.)

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15 hours ago, CashWiley said:

I have s batch of words that my brain misinterprets on the way to my mouth, because a lot of my vocabulary came from reading as a child (feed your kids as many books as you can!). Last on I remember struggling with, even though I know the correct pronunciation was 'detritus' because my 8 yr old brain read it as 'detrius'.

 

Yes! I grew up reading and didn't have a lot of people interaction. I didn't think about this until you mentioned it . I remember people laughing at me because I didn't say things right. "Interpret" and "Nazi" were two I distinctly remember getting wrong. For a long time after, I corrected people on ones I learned because I didn't want them to get laughed at either, but I stopped several years ago when my husband told me that people don't really care and were just as likely to get fussy about it either way.... 

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2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 21: What are some fun desk toys or busy knickknacks?

 

Well there was this one job where I decided all the Red pushpins would be MINE. The cubicle walls were a peaceful inoffensive blue and made of something that effectively made the whole wall a cloth covered cork board. 

 

I discovered some pushpins in the desk drawer. Random colors. This kind:

Unique-Bargains-38-Pcs-Home-Office-Metal

I gathered up all the Not Red Ones and began a surreptitious campaign around the office to swap any Red pushpin I spied with one of the lesser colors. The bulletin board by the printer was where I struck first. Soon I had about 35 identical Red push pins. 

 

I made a couple of trips to Office Aisles in Stores and bought some other Wall pin type stuff. Always Red. Always, always Red. 

 

Then I noticed all the computers and monitors were Black. So I started getting accessories that were Black — like a pencil cup: 

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Only I did not allow any pen or marker to have anything but a Red or Black cap. 

 

It was a fun little obsession. By the time that contract ended I had fully themed that cubicle in Red/Black. I even got a Texas Tech Red Raiders pennant for the wall (because in that office people displayed their teams — not because I ever went there — but it was the right colors).

 

I used to keep a Die-Cast Metal Aeroplane at a home desk when I played a computer game called Empire. (Bombers and Fighters figured prominently in that game.)

 

I never really had Rubik Cubes or any other  puzzle like things. 

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3 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 21: What are some fun desk toys or busy knickknacks?

 

Thanks, husband.... :lol: 
(He says he expects a list of new shinies by the end of the day.)

I have Funko Pop Bob Ross. His cold soulless stare keeps me on the right path to keep hobbying.

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5 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 21: What are some fun desk toys or busy knickknacks?

 

Thanks, husband.... :lol: 
(He says he expects a list of new shinies by the end of the day.)

I don't know; I'm new to this whole 'having a desk' thing.

I'll be taking notes, though!::D:

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6 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 21: What are some fun desk toys or busy knickknacks?

 

Thanks, husband.... :lol: 
(He says he expects a list of new shinies by the end of the day.)

 

Well, I worked in an office for a very short period of time and one fine day I built a balista out of a vintage Swingline stapler (solid metal). I tweaked the spring so that upon release I could shoot a pencil at least 20 feet and at short range it actually was able to penetrate relatively firm cardboard. Woe unto those who interrupted my day....Other than that I don't have anything on my desk besides paints, unopened minis and my laptop. 

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I've placed cardstock buildings around the wall of my cubicle.  Castle walls, barbican, houses . . . .  Not sure that it qualifies as a "desk toy" but it's fun having a cube call that's about 6" higher than everyone else's.

 

I have a diecast model of a Battlestar Galactica Viper.  I've considered repurposing my kids' Hot Wheels Star Wars models into an Office Cube Armada. 

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