Jump to content

Froggy the Great

Randomness XVI: Brains versus Bleach - an Epic Rap Battle in Iambic Pentameter.

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

I won't lie - if you're going to stop and block an escalator's exit it's your own fault if you get pushed out of the way...  You get one warning about two seconds beforehand, usually in words I can't repeat here on the forums, but it's effective along the lines of "MOVE, YOU IDIOT!"... Unless I'm working, in which case you get about three seconds, and the warning is something along the lines of "delivery driver with heavy package!" and if you get hit by the box, sorry but you were warned, and you stopped where I technically couldn't see you.. 

 

Seems rude, but there's usually thirty people behind me, and a bunch of people behind them, so... Yeah.  I'm not getting stuck in that. 

 

As for people blocking doorways, if your job isn't to block the doorway, you'll get growled at and probably get something like "move!" barked out at you... 

 

I used to be polite about it all, but if you're going to stop at the escalators do what everyone else does - walk a few more steps forwards, and a few to either side, and voila, you aren't blocking anyone anymore... Or better yet?  Just have a plan before getting on the escalator! 

Standing Ovation. :winkthumbs:

GEM

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wife has decided she's going to start making dice bags, some plain, some embroidered, and put them up on Etsy. So, you know, if you want a custom dice bag...

 

...don't look her way. She hasn't even picked a new store name yet. She wants to keep them separate from her hairbows and tooth fairy pillows.

 

But she's gone ahead and bought seven different fabrics from our little trip to JoAnn's tonight, as she just can't stand having a possible craft on the horizon and not start immediately. My pack of vellum paper that'll be turned into jungle plants for a ReaperCon entry is sitting on the kitchen counter. Has been for two days. It's driving her nuts that I haven't just completely jumped all over that, disregarding that I've only started designing and planning them out, and can't really use any of them for months. My weekend has already been claimed by her to whip up a few designs for each bag color. Thinking some swooshy line art monsters, maybe some lucky images, and maybe a few funny gaming quips.

 

Meanwhile, I've set out more sugar syrup for the bees. I like doing it at night so it has a chance to cool and be ready for them in the morning. This time, I went rather overboard and they have three 4lb bags of syrup waiting for the swarm tomorrow. That's made up about a little less than two gallons. Feels like it should be more. Maybe because it's 1:1 and not a 1:2 sugar to water ratio.

 

With the pho, shopping, and insect care, I've run out of evening.

  • Like 18

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Wife has decided she's going to start making dice bags, some plain, some embroidered, and put them up on Etsy. So, you know, if you want a custom dice bag...

 

...don't look her way. She hasn't even picked a new store name yet. She wants to keep them separate from her hairbows and tooth fairy pillows.

 

But she's gone ahead and bought seven different fabrics from our little trip to JoAnn's tonight, as she just can't stand having a possible craft on the horizon and not start immediately. My pack of vellum paper that'll be turned into jungle plants for a ReaperCon entry is sitting on the kitchen counter. Has been for two days. It's driving her nuts that I haven't just completely jumped all over that, disregarding that I've only started designing and planning them out, and can't really use any of them for months. My weekend has already been claimed by her to whip up a few designs for each bag color. Thinking some swooshy line art monsters, maybe some lucky images, and maybe a few funny gaming quips.

 

Meanwhile, I've set out more sugar syrup for the bees. I like doing it at night so it has a chance to cool and be ready for them in the morning. This time, I went rather overboard and they have three 4lb bags of syrup waiting for the swarm tomorrow. That's made up about a little less than two gallons. Feels like it should be more. Maybe because it's 1:1 and not a 1:2 sugar to water ratio.

 

With the pho, shopping, and insect care, I've run out of evening.

On the gaming quips, may I add "Chaotic Stupid is Not An Alignment"  to the list of possibilities?

As long as she is doing dice bags she might want to consider belt pouches for Ren Fair and other Cos-play as well.

GEM

Please wish her Good Luck, and Good Fortune with the new venture.

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been asked to design a tattoo.

 

To be fair, it's not the first time. I've designed a few tattoos but none within the past ten years.

  • Like 17

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon chasing down Lug Nuts for our Ford Fusion.

The old ones have been damaged to the point of near impossible to remove without a Stilson Wrench by the air-wrench monkeys at Costco [if they were real mechanics the nuts wouldn't have been damaged].

The nearest Auto Zone was able to check inventory and will-call what I needed at other stores in the valley, so I paid for everything there and went to the other stores to claim my reserved parts.

When I walked in to each store I would state in a loud and confident voice "I'm here for your lug nuts.", which invariably got everyone in earshot to do the looking at the floor and trying hard not to smirk pose, quickly followed by the person greeting me to hand off the job to the nearest underling.

Underling at the last store tried to say that I was in the wrong store after looking at the first entry on my list, until I ran my finger down the side of the list of stores holding parts and got to the last entry, his store, and I stated "I think not".  He sheepishly trundled off to get my order.

GEM

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

On the gaming quips, may I add "Chaotic Stupid is Not An Alignment"  to the list of possibilities?

 

Chaotic Stupid is not an alignment, it's a way of life.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Chaotic Stupid is not an alignment, it's a way of life.

That can often lead to early termination, either self inflicted, or imposed by those whose tolerance for elf hattery has been exceeded.

GEM

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

No, but you do need a Twitch account.  This is free, but it may require you to "follow" 3 streams.  It did for me, so I picked Reaper Live and two randoms.

Can you "follow" three, then unfollow two (or even all three) once the account unlocks?

 

Edited by sumbloke
Submit didn't seem to be working. Deleted repeats.
  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, sumbloke said:

SWMBO and I made Whole Mandarin and Dark Chocolate Cake cupcakes last night. They are delicious.

We were meeting with a cake maker at lunchtime and gave her one. She agreed on the deliciousness.

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found a recipe for peach cobbler last night. I am seriously considering it. A tiny batch, just enough for a 9x5 pan. That'd be a good breakfast :B):

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/11/2019 at 7:37 PM, Doug Sundseth said:
On 9/11/2019 at 4:37 PM, TGP said:

I made a plan. 

 

 

It did not fall to pieces. Or come crashing down around my ears. I am confused. 

:huh:

 

 

Murphy and his wretched gremlin-minions took the day off? If they wandered off to bother some of you lot instead, Sorry. 

 

You underestimate the perversity of gremlins. If you have a plan to mitigate problems, the gremlins know ... mystically, apparently. So they will wait until you least expect it.

 

Sorry.

 

<_<

 

You were so completely right about this. 

 

[ *** skips the unhappy, unpleasant details *** ]

 

So it turns out the last time I bought NyQuil I went for the bright cherry red shade. I bet I chose that one because it is the same color as a healing potion from Diablo or Diablo II, (the computer games).

 

I can only conclude it is a sure sign that you are sick if that bright red, fake cherry flavored concoction tastes good! ...instead of disgusting.  :wacko:

 

~~~~~~~~

 

I was laid low (again!) but am better now. 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 8
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Wife has decided she's going to start making dice bags, some plain, some embroidered, and put them up on Etsy. So, you know, if you want a custom dice bag...

 

Can her sewing machine pierce four layers of fabric?

 

If the machine can do that, I might know an interesting way to seal the bottom. 

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Can her sewing machine pierce four layers of fabric?

 

If the machine can do that, I might know an interesting way to seal the bottom. 

Inquiring minds want to know...

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

I found a recipe for peach cobbler last night. I am seriously considering it. A tiny batch, just enough for a 9x5 pan. That'd be a good breakfast :B):

 

Yummy!! For us, scaling down cobbler for dessert means we're having eggs for breakfast the next day or additionally make a crust that needs an egg wash.

 

For my cobbler, 2 servings only uses 1/4 of an egg. :lol:

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, after lying in bed since 9:30 PM, unable to sleep, I decided to get up. It's 3:14 AM here, for reference. My brain would not turn off and I kept thinking about things, including a possible insane display board build for my (unbuilt) Harlequins 40k army. Is it crazy that I kind of want to see if I can not only build, sculpt, paint and otherwise pull together a display board in a month, but also build, magnetize, and paint the army that goes with it (including tiny diamonds)? I must be insane, but I think I want to try. I may scale it down from a full 2'x2' display board to something a little smaller with fewer miniatures. However, I could see myself using the display board for tournaments and such (if I ever develop an interest in such things, since I've yet to actually play the game at all) if I built it at full size. I really should be using this sleepless time to catch up on work or something useful, but no... that wouldn't be true to my nature.

 

Edit: I should add that the month deadline is for potentially entering said display board into the Armies on Parade event on October 19th.

Edited by Dicey
  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Cyradis
      Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest!
      This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver.
      The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors!
      The Rules:
      Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent.

      Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102).

      You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations.  
      Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. 

      https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm

      The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure.

      The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure.

      The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure.

      You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). 

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl-x9eW3bLw5eqDeNUG2JUwn2EZwn34TDKfNIg5uul4/edit#gid=5
        Number
      Reaper #
      Color Name
      Color Description
      1
      9004
      Fire Red
      Bright red
      2
      9134
      Clotted Red
      Dull red
      3
      9218
      Lava Orange
      Volcanic orange
      4
      9201
      Orange Brown
      Dull orange
      5
      9009
      Lemon Yellow
      Bright yellow
      6
      9227
      Brilliant green
      Bright green
      7
      9035
      Olive Green
      Olive dull green
      8
      9017
      True Blue
      Bright blue
      9
      9231
      Heather Blue
      Dull light blue
      10
      9023
      Imperial Purple
      Deep purple
      11
      9026
      Violet Red
      A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet.
      12
      9262
      Blush Pink
      Very pink
      13
      9029
      Earth Brown
      Generic brown
      14
      9122
      Terran Khaki
      Light brown
      15
      9263
      Mint Green
      Bright pastel green
      16
      9089
      Cloudy Grey
      Generic grey
      17
      9077
      Marine Teal
      Teal, blueish
      18
      9074
      Palomino Gold
      Earthy gold yellow
      19
      9037
      Pure Black
      Super black. Critical threat!
      20
      9039
      Pure White
      Super white. Critical threat!
       
      You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon.   
      You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth.  
      The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. 
        Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. 
        Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge!
        Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge!
        Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts!
        There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame.
        Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest.
        Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness.   
      Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) 
       
       
      Little Bluberry
      Sylverthorne
      Glitterwolf
      Cyradis
      Corporea
      Sirithiliel
      Morihalda
      Evilhalfling
      Guindyloo
      Maledrakh
      Eldamir
      pcktInt
      Talae
      nakos
      Kate
      midshipmaneasy
      Paradoxical Mouse
      Darsc Zacal
      vegascat
      Cranky Dog
      Auberon
      robinh
      Ulfheathen
      Phoenix Rising
      NebulousMissy
      Edsterdoom
      Ironhammer
      Thes Hunter
      Invisible Thumb
      arouark
      OneBoot
      Gadgetman
      Eldamir v2
      Ludo
      midshipmaneasy v2
      HornedTurtle
      Sophie was taken
      Crazyscribble
      Sanwah
      Inarah
      Mierot
      Xiwo Xerase
      WhiteWulfe & RuneLyall
    • By WhiteWulfe
      After seeing my first thread on it (I think it was @Glitterwolf's thread for such an honour) my first thought was pretty much "that looks like a LOT of fun", followed closely by "but I've never painted anything other than a few Space Marines!".  Yeah, well, challenge accepted, because I kind of fell in love with how Ebonwrath looks.
       
      Yup, I'm going into this technically with very little skill in painting, but while I'm waiting for Ebonwrath (and some gnolls and paint, gnolls are the honour guard for the paint, I swear) I'll have both of the learn to paint kits to work through, and assuming everything pans out (aka assuming I filled out my Canada Post FlexDelivery stuff correctly) I'll be picking those up after work today, and then about a week and a half (ish) later Ebonwrath will be in.  Seems like a semi-insane thing to do, dive right into painting a dragon when you originally were getting paints to steadily work on your WH40k Catachans army (and Skaven, sooooo many Skaven o_O ), but I figure why not have fun with life.  Besides, what better to put all the new skills the LTPK's are designed to help you get a baseline grasp on than a gigantic dragon of cuddles DOOOOOOOM that, in my eyes at least, can be bribed with cookies.
       
      Some say I'm insane, I say to be a good delivery driver you need just enough insanity...  Not enough to pass the entrance exams, but enough to be perfectly fine wearing shorts in -5C weather.  :P
       
      Anyways, onto the rolls!
       
       

      I wound up rolling 14, 19, and 3....  So Terran Khaki as the main, Pure Black as the secondary colour, and Lava Orange as a highlight.  Well now, that's an interesting mix in my eyes.  I'm not quite certain as to how this mix will pan out, but on the flipside I chose to dive into this headfirst, so I'm also going to give it a whirl as a full on three star challenge.  I'm actually kind of liking the sound of these colours, as I've had a number of different design possibilities come to mind already!
       

      Obviously, given the current promo and Rictus seeming like a nice and dedicated, honourable skeleton, I had to get a few other items into the cart for free shipping (plus a free skeleton!), and for someone to keep the gnolls in check while Ebonwrath is napping away in it's blister pack.  Can't let the gnolls steal the cookies after all.  Pure Black is included in one of the Learn To Paint Kits, so I didn't add it into the order from Reaper.
       
      Here's hoping I won't have to make too too much room in my gaming area to work on Ebonwrath ^_^;;;;; (since it's still another two months before I can get a dedicated miniatures area set up, but man am I looking forward to such!)
       
       
      EDIT (Jan 7th @ 15:44 MST): Totally forgot to add this in...  For additional information regarding the rainbow dragon challenge, here's the main thread for it!
      (end edit)
    • By Inarah
      Link to original challenge: 
      I don't have any of the dragons selected for the challenge. I do have the dracolisk, https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/basilisk/latest/77379
      So I'm painting that. 
       
      Die roll, 13, 18, 2.  Earth brown, palomino gold, clotted red.   Good colors.  I don't have the Earth or Clotted Red but can approximate. 
       
      Baby needs a bath first. 
       
       
    • By HornedTurtle
      So I decided to do this random dragon challenge thing.
       
      My rolls.

      Main 20 9039 Pure White
      Secondary 6 9227 Brilliant green
      Miscellaneous 10 9023 Imperial Purple
       
      And my intent is to do the 3 star challenge, I was planning this before rolling.  Interesting colors, I have the pure white but not the other two.
       
      The arrival of Deathsleet with his Halloweeny reinforcements, and the missing two paints.

       
      And here he is ready for the paint.

       
      I started with giving him a primer of brilliant green cut with 2-3 times as much pure white.
       

       
       
       
    • By InvisibleThumb
      Stuck my thumb in the box of unpainted bones and pulled out a Kyphryxis.
       

       
      must unbag bag and dry fit, trim mold lines and scrub, but first, the random colors...
       

       
      15, ah what could that mean?  I'll look later.  Let's roll another.
       

       
      seven!  Good.  Nicely spaced numbers.  Will look it up in a minute.  For the third roll...  Well darn gotta wait for the full minute so the time shown is different...  Finally!
       

       
      oof!  One!  Critical miss.  Well, it's probably a boring color at the top of the table.  Let's see what this means:
       
      15: mint green
      7: olive green
      1: fire red 
       
      huh.  Whadaya know.  Time to go see what I've got for colors... (To be continued)
  • Who's Online   11 Members, 1 Anonymous, 196 Guests (See full list)

×