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1 minute ago, Pegazus said:

 


Only interesting to some. Standard ESD suit up (the Iron Man jokes flowed) around all t he pyrotechnics. Something very similar to the below:

 

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And obligatory food picture, tonight’s successful hunt:

 

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Looks good, pity I can't eat any of it (Gluten and Dairy free diet due to allergies in the family...and I've noticed I do better without either of them as well)

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1 minute ago, ratsmitglied said:

Looks good, pity I can't eat any of it (Gluten and Dairy free diet due to allergies in the family...and I've noticed I do better without either of them as well)


Well, they do offer two gluten free options, rice or cauliflower based crusts. Have a sign saying they can’t guarantee the pizza comes out from the oven 100% gluten free. So a bit honest. 

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Congrats on finding some pretty good looking food,  @Pegazus!

 

Also, I do not miss having to wear those awful suits.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Storytelling in Robinhood on the 27th.

 

Megan is getting up from her nap - now it is time for mine. (Brigid watching. She has been feeling a wee bit rambunctious today. Not misbehaving, just happy and rowdy. Starting at about 4 AM. <_< )

 

Eating the chili was a mistake - all my body wants to do right now is sleep. Good chili - Megan is to be commended.

 

The Auld Grump

Silly Megan - the age of the player has nothing to do with it! ::D:

 

Ooorrr she's hitting Snooze, rolling over, and falling back to sleep. <_<

 

Fortunately, Brigid has also zonked out.

 

So, working on stuff for the Occult Investigators game until Megan actually feels like getting up. (Not begrudging her the nap time - she has been dealing with a keyed up Brigid all day.)

 

Me, I'm just a bit tired because I was playing a shouty bad guy in the after school game. (Not a bad bad guy - think Harry Mudd from Star Trek. If you turn your back on him he won't stab you in the back - but he probably will pick your pocket. Chaotic Neutral, not Chaotic Evil. If the heroes were desperately in need of rescue, he would rescue them - and complain the whole time.)

 

Picked up a map from the Heroic Maps Hallowe'en sale - the Occult Detectives now have a place to meet up with like minded enthusiasts of the supernatural.

 

Or at least they will after their first couple of adventures. If all goes well, they will be offered free membership - with all the perks that accompany clubs in The Blight. ::):

 

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:
1 hour ago, Tapetum said:

I'm confused. Other than guitar, and maybe string instruments like violin, what would left handedness affect in music? Every instrument I can think of uses both hands relatively equally.

 

If you're so strongly biased toward one hand that the other is basically useless, I can see it, but that would be a problem regardless of which hand was weak. And handedness definitely shouldn't affect singing.

 

go ahead,

 

Try to play the flute from the left side.  I dare you! ::D:  Wind instruments aren't so bad but any stringed instrument is highly handed:  you're weaker hand controls the bow or strum and your dominant the strings or chords.  Brass us also handed with the valves set up for the right hand and the left acting as support.

String instruments use dominant hand for bowing/strumming/plucking and non-dominant hand for pitch control. Woodwinds use dominant hand for the more intricate pitch control (including sometimes controlling multiple levers/holes with the same finger) and the non-dominant for less intricate. Brass uses dominant hand for pitch control and non-dominant for support (and/or less intricate pitch control). Pitched percussion uses left hand for harmony and right hand for melody (I'm not aware of any left-handed versions of piano/harpsichord/xylophone/etc.). Drum kits use dominant foot for bass drum and non-dominant foot for hi-hat.

 

Singing and single drum/triangle/tambourine/etc. percussion are the only parts of music I can think of where handedness would be completely irrelevant...

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Sigh. I'm about to pretty much lose my weekends for the next 3 weeks. Coworker's father in law is going in for a major cancer-related surgery, and his wife is going down for 2 weeks to help handle all the stuff that comes after. They have a non-functioning autistic kid, so he's taking those 2 weeks off to take care of the kid. So me and the other guy on night shift are getting our schedules switched around to cover. Because of our schedule rotation, it means that it messes up 3 weeks of both of our schedules.

 

It could all be fixed easily if the boss would take the second person on day shift and move him to cover, but for some reason they think that day shift needs 2 people working at all times. You'd think that it was because day shift is busier, but the numbers show that any one person on night shift actually does more than both on day shift combined. And we night shift folks deal with a lot more hostility, yet we're working solo half of the week...

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Welp, drove down for D&D... and only the DM and one other player at our table showed up. So we had a nice chat, and I headed home. Fun night lol.

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2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Hey! No fair!

 

That's a Dad joke!

 

The Auld Grump

When does a joke become a Dad joke?

 

When it becomes apparent!

 

 

 

Flute doesn't play from the left side - the lip plate and levers are wrong. There isn't a lot of difference in coordination required between the two hands, though. The right hand has three holes, two trill levers, and the E-flat, low C and C# keys, while the left hand has four holes (add thumb), the G# key, one trill key and the B-flat lever. Clarinet is similar, except the B-flat lever is a register key instead. It might be slightly harder for a lefty, but I wouldn't think by much. A strong dominance by either side would be harder to deal with, since tight coordination between hands is required. 

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Adding visual space.
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2 hours ago, sumbloke said:

Singing and single drum/triangle/tambourine/etc. percussion are the only parts of music I can think of where handedness would be completely irrelevant...

Percussion, especially the more active ones like timpani.. . You instead learn how to play Twister - music edition with your feet going one way, sometimes crossed, and occasionally even having your arms going in different ways just so you can get the notes you want.

 

...Then again, I MADE myself be able to play music that requires 5 drums and we only had 4, and after a while I figured out how to adapt.  I'd suspect it would've be a lot less like Twister if you had the correct amount up front...

 

Being ambidextrous (although left hand dominant, and VERY dominant in several areas, despite repeated attempts to move it more towards the center) can be rather handy.

 

 

Editing to add: On a completely unrelated note...  Why is rebuilding and overhauling an engine simple.... Compared to putting together the terrain that came in Red Veil....  It's just folding, and figuring out which way to fold, and then I can build up a support structure out of cardboard (since I'd rather not triple the cost of the Warsenal support kits with shipping to Canada), but trying to figure out the first piece or two I swear it's like rocket science...

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4 hours ago, Pegazus said:

And obligatory food picture, tonight’s successful hunt:

 

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That's a nice looking pizza.  Where did you get it?

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9 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

That's a nice looking pizza.  Where did you get it?

 

Place called [email protected] in Titusville. Took very little time for them to make it. Impressive chain. Decent pizza.

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6 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Baby’s first book.

 

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I think she’s taking the saying “consuming knowledge” a little too literal :lol:

Be warned - the Can I Eat This? phase lasts about two years. ::P:

 

Some of it will be teething, and some of it will be experiments to see if Mr. Kitty tastes good. (Mr. Kitty is a stuffed toy with ears that have been well chewed.)

 

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Anything she gets her hands on, straight to the mouth. Book? Must nom. Doll? A sponge for drool. Someone’s finger? In the mouth! Her foot? Gotta taste them toes! 
 

She’s actually been really good about the cat. Willow, her grandma’s cat, has permitted Sephy to pet her. And Sephy has ever so gently run her hand along her back. No grabbing, no hitting, just open palmed and gentle. It’s freaking awesome.

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I'm halfway done with my life-sized Pest Drake, aka the Bones 4 wyvern. I should have him done and pics up by Saturday sometime. I'm basing the colors off of the rainbow lorikeet:

 

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With liberties taken of course. The wyvern is shaped less like a parrot and much more like a plucked vulture.

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