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Exercise is hard. Especially when you're fat and horribly out of shape. I got about 15 minutes of aerobics in before my body was like "screw you, fatty." 



Also, I've decided that I'm going to make an effort at getting out of my house for more things than work. I'm going to try to force myself to go to my FLGS and set up a table for X-Wing every other Saturday with a sign that says "Ask me to play" in hopes of rekindling interest locally. I'm going to start it in October, hopefully. If I didn't have plans for next Saturday evening already, I'd probably try my luck at it then.


But first I need to do a few things as well. I need to find all my old stuff. I need to get the Empire 2.0 conversion kit. I need to get the 2.0 core set. I need to get some kind of storage/transport setup that isn't just stuffing things into a core set box haphazardly(I already broke two ships that way before). And I need to brush up on the rules for both 1.0 and 2.0, as I'm planning on letting people play either in order to get old and new players alike.


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3 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:



Both is good. 

(okay so she is 5 now but still...) 



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Just now, Evilhalfling said:

why not have both? 

Minis, and all the assorted tools and supplies are expensive enough on the upkeep side! 


....They also typically don't talk back when they get older, too. 


(purple, I suppose?) 

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12 minutes ago, alchemist said:


I am so very, much, not onboard for a reboot. The premise was just sooooooo silly. It, was just, no... no... no... No.


(And I watched the series back in the day, loved that episode where Hawks dueled with Eagles, but I know too much physics now. So no.)

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20 minutes ago, Unruly said:

Exercise is hard. Especially when you're fat and horribly out of shape. I got about 15 minutes of aerobics in before my body was like "screw you, fatty." 


Curls, Barbells, Dumbels, Stretching, Weightlifting....



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9 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The appropriate way to handle the escalator situation is to start bellowing orders to "CLEAR THE WAY!" , in your best Drill Sergeant Tone and Volume, when you are about halfway above floor level.


Well, yeah, but I was younger then. Today, my preferred method is simply to bellow "EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!" while wearing a deranged grin that would hopefully make some people think twice about taking offense.

But then, I was young, and tenderhearted, and disinclined to kick small children out of the way.

8 hours 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! 


Weirdly enough, this doesn't HAPPEN to me on escalators. At least, not since. I'm not sure if it's because Dad was just an idiot, or if it's because there aren't many malls to visit any more, or what.

Still happens in doors, though. Particularly at work, where I am hesitant to scream "GET THE @&**#$& OUT OF THE WAY, YOU @E\#*$&!"

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Is a good phrase. 



eta: If it is National Talk Like A Pirate Day one can embellish with: “...Aarrrrrr!  Gangway ye beknighted landlubbers!...”

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16 hours ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I hope I'm not being annoying with this...but I was wondering if anyone here wanted to join my habitica party before I started my first quest. 



For those who don't know habitica is a gamified todo list/habit tracker app available for iOS, android and I think via a web app. I just decided to try it today.

It sounds interesting but I dont have the time to check it out right now.

12 hours ago, Citrine said:

Just got my surgery appointment time for tomorrow, 5:30 AM!  A bit earlier than my normal get up time....  Good thing our hotel is across the street from the hospital.  That is not a coincidence, I was warned it could be that early, so we got a hotel close. 


Today's tests went fine, the stuff they gave me to numb my throat for the esophageal ultrasound tasted absolutely horrible.

Thebtaste is there to let you know the stuff works.  I'm not sure I would trust a medicine that tastes "good".

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Talk like a pirate day? Er, okay, here goes...


subax wanaagsan, dadka noocaas ah!  Xusuusnow!  waxaan ahay kabtanka hada!


I admit, I did have to use Google translate for it, so it may not be accurate. 

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7 hours ago, sumbloke said:

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



"Following" doesn't seem to actually do anything. At least I'm entirely unsure of what I followed other than Reaper on Twitch and it never seems to give me any messages.


1 hour ago, alchemist said:


Probably better than Journey to the Planet of the Rocks (Lost in Space), but not certainly. And the premise was so dumb. Leaving aside the structural stability of a ball of rocks under high acceleration, how exactly do they get accelerated above the speed of light? (Which would have to have happened, because they couldn't contact or see Earth.) Ack, there's so much wrong that it's hard to even articulate how wrong it all is.


21 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

The taste is there to let you know the stuff works.  I'm not sure I would trust a medicine that tastes "good".


Which is a real thing, btw. Topical stuff needs to sting and oral stuff needs to taste bad in order for the general public to think that it's working. IIRC, the original Mercurochrome* went on painlessly, but their early sales were poor ... until they added alcohol or something so that it would hurt when you put it on a cut. People are strange.


* Might have the product wrong, but I think that's right.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:


Curls, Barbells, Dumbels, Stretching, Weightlifting....




Yea... Aerobics are what I need, though, because aerobics are what get the blood pressure down.

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5 hours ago, TGP said:



The original instance of this involved salvaging a pair of ruined blue jeans. The legs were clipped off and yielded two tubes of denim cloth. 


Starting point: the “side” seam for the bag was already done. One tube was turned inside out, then:


The cloth was carefully folded into an H pattern:



The Orange XXXXXX represent the side seam, which is done first. 

The Red ========= is the bottom seam which has to pierce four layers of cloth (and maybe six for a stitch or three where it encounters the side seam).


The interesting (and surprising)  thing was when this was turned back to rightside out, the bag bottom decided to be a square-fold. 


The drawstring is not shown in the diagram. But it’s up wherever the top of the bag winds up being. I honestly don’t remember where the side seam was placed in the original instance. There might be a more advantageous location to place it. 


Thank you so much for this! I have always wanted to reuse the pant's legs, and never was able to get a good bag out of them. Will try this next time!


Spent two hours weeding the garden, and I'm wiped out now. But I live in Florida... early morning is the only time to weed unless I want an ER visit. 

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9 minutes ago, Argentee said:


Thank you so much for this! I have always wanted to reuse the pant's legs, and never was able to get a good bag out of them. Will try this next time!


Spent two hours weeding the garden, and I'm wiped out now. But I live in Florida... early morning is the only time to weed unless I want an ER visit. 


The original example was a pair of jeans outgrown, ripped, and ruined with paint. A light blue denim (not the heavy Levi’s grade).


It yielded two bags which were used as Book bags for text books. One was mine the other went to the sibling.  ( And Yes :rolleyes: ‘twas back in the days of yore “before the oceans drowned Atlantis” when school children were made to read printed, physical books.)

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55 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:


"Following" doesn't seem to actually do anything. At least I'm entirely unsure of what I followed other than Reaper on Twitch and it never seems to give me any messages.



Could be the people you follow don't ever actually stream, or you didn't turn on notifications for them.

There are a lot of cool miniature artists on Twitch that might be worth dropping in on from time to time.  From my recollection of the artists alley folks at Reapercon...

Shoshiesminis - Shoshie Bauer

MiniPaintingStudio - Josh Davis

PirateMonkeyPainting - Anthony Rodriguez

Snickernack_Studios - Yeji Kim.

MetalheadMinis - Lyn Stahl


I'm aware of a number of other twitch mini painters who were at ReaperCon, but not on artist's alley so I'll avoid calling them out here.


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