Jump to content
Froggy the Great

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

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Mrs Hamster has had a cold now for a week, and is so done with being sick. Thankfully I seem to have avoided it. 

*knocks wood*

 

So looking forward to being done with this test... Soon... This time tomorrow... 

 

Good luck Hamster!

 

 

3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

:Throws a box of plastic spoons to you:

 

 

Thanks it worked!

 

I actually did something tonight:

 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/88958-beneath-the-waves-by-glitterwolf/

  • Like 12
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Starting to get used to driving in the snow and ice. And whatever that stuff is after snow has been driven on a bunch. Don’t like it, but I’m getting used to it.

 

I kept on meaning to post this last winter, but you just reminded me of our local online gritter truck/snowplow tracker

 

http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

 

If you zoom in to the red lines, you can see that a lot of them have been named (by school children). My favourite is Snowkemon Go ::D:

  • Like 6
  • Haha 4

Share this post


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

There have been a number of feature articles in Model Railroader [est. 1934] on his absolutely fantastic work, including at least two covers.

He builds the models while on tour and then installs them when he is at home.

His Benchwork and most of the track have been professionally built so it operates very smoothly.

GEM

It makes me think of the Franklin & South Manchester. Or really dating myself, the Gorre & Daphetid.

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

 

I do much the same thing as Grump, but Lady Klarg and I have more than one bathroom available to us.

 

Also, I snore something fierce when I have a cold.

 

...and she usually catches whatever I have anyway. :rolleyes:

I have heard Grump snore twice.

 

Once each time. :blink:

 

He's trained himself not to snore, or something? Can people DO that?

 

Doorknobs.

 

If you use the same doors then germs are transferred via doorknobs. It's why our shopping mall no longer has doors for its bathrooms.

  • Like 8
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

It always pleasant to be tortured by good looking people :lol:

 

I hope everything was resolved and you’ve gotten some rest.

Rest yes, but they don't have any confirmation on what the pain's from other than it's not from the "list of things that will probably kill you if untreated".  On the plus side, ER doc had a few ideas for tests to help reduce what it could be.  As for that xray tech, oh yeah, I suspect I'd have gotten a good look or three in if it wasn't a combination of four or five hours past when I usually go to sleep and pain ^_^

 

2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Hope everyone is okay, especially you @WhiteWulfe. Have you escaped the hospital yet?

I managed to escape around 07:00 local.  Barely remember the bus ride home as I was mostly focused on just staying awake.  Hardest part was escaping my surprisingly comfy bed about six hours later, so I can still make it into work tomorrow.

 

Also got us signed up for Disney Plus.  Would've done it when I got home, but hubby was understanding about it all.  Puppy eyed request/reminder came about a third of the way through my coffee ^_^

  • Like 10
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/12/2019 at 10:41 AM, Crowley said:
On 11/12/2019 at 10:37 AM, sumbloke said:
On 11/11/2019 at 4:13 AM, Crowley said:

And now off to the vet pharmacy to get Mrs. Hamster some more fisherman's friend cough drops... 

While SWMBO and I were flying home from Europe, we watched a movie called Fisherman's Friends. I highly recommend that movie.

Will it help with her cough? 

They do say that laughter is the best medicine...

  • Haha 9

Share this post


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

It makes me think of the Franklin & South Manchester. Or really dating myself, the Gorre & Daphetid.

 

Yeah, it's the kind of grand creation that John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid was, though obviously a very different environment.

 

And, because it's a model railroad, I bet everything is just gorgeous. Except for the people, which will be stock Preiser figures. ::P:

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Corsair said:

It makes me think of the Franklin & South Manchester. Or really dating myself, the Gorre & Daphetid.

Article on the F&SM cousin the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes in the 2020 issue of Great Model Railroads.

GEM

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

4 hours ago, Crowley said:

Mrs Hamster has had a cold now for a week, and is so done with being sick. Thankfully I seem to have avoided it. 

*knocks wood*

 

So looking forward to being done with this test... Soon... This time tomorrow... 

Good luck!!!

(More so for the test, but yeah, don't get sick either. At least not 'till after the test!)

 

 

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hubby was rather cute this morning afternoon when I woke up...  He couldn't decide which of the two dice trays I picked up he liked more, kept bouncing back and forth between the hex and the rectangle.  Eventually he settled on the hex, and liking it a lot more (I like how the dice bounce off the sides for it, but I prefer the longer roll of the rectangle), but he had one burning question he just couldn't get out of his head...

 

"Why'd you get two purple ones?"

 

My answer?  In case he wanted to steal the rectangular one.  That and their orange one just wasn't the right shade, and I didn't want black...

  • Like 5
  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Yeah, so yesterday was +12C with rain and fog.  This morning was -8C with a layer of ice with some light snow over it.

Had to find my boots and gloves and winter coat (remember we moved on the weekend) and scrap the car (nothing like the sound of polycarbonate scratching over ice first thing in the morning). That put me behind schedule. I don't know if the traffic is always that much worse 10 minutes later, or just everyone was slow, but the drive was mostly stop and go, so I'll be making a point of leaving a little earlier going forward.

 

Also, realized I could use some new boots.  Last two winters were when I was laid off, so I mostly just wore my insulated rubber boots if I had to go out in crap, but they aren't particularly suited for the office :upside:, so didn't realize how beat up my old ones were. 

Was the car really in that bad condition?

 

On a more serious note, SWMBO and I had a photo shoot on Saturday. We'd picked a couple of outdoor locations, since it's late Spring. Saturday was barely above winter temperatures (and SWMBO's dress was sleeveless...) so we switch one location to an indoor location we'd pre-planned as a backup.

  • Like 11
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just came across the following news article:

 

"Woman pulled over for having man in dog cage in back of truck"

 

My first thought was: It's got to be Florida.

 

The first three words of the article confirmed it: ' A Florida woman....'

 

I've met some very nice people from Florida, but there's GOT to be something in the water there.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 13
  • Confused 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

I kept on meaning to post this last winter, but you just reminded me of our local online gritter truck/snowplow tracker

 

http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

 

If you zoom in to the red lines, you can see that a lot of them have been named (by school children). My favourite is Snowkemon Go ::D:

 

Oh gosh, this is just fantastic! Some of my favorites are: Grittist Hits, For Your Ice Only, and Sir Salter Scott. David Plowie made me laugh out loud. :lol:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 2
  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

I kept on meaning to post this last winter, but you just reminded me of our local online gritter truck/snowplow tracker

 

http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

 

If you zoom in to the red lines, you can see that a lot of them have been named (by school children). My favourite is Snowkemon Go ::D:

 

Is there a Plowy McPlowface? And if not, someone needs to name one that. It's a tradition now. It must happen.

 

9 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

I just came across the following news article:

 

"Woman pulled over for having man in dog cage in back of truck"

 

My first thought was: It's got to be Florida.

 

The first three words of the article confirmed it: ' A Florida woman....'

 

I've met some very nice people from Florida, but there's GOT to be something in the water there.

 

This feels like a repost from a month or so ago.

 

I just realized today that I totally blew my budget for this month. As in completely and now I'm gonna have to put stuff on my credit card again after being a good boy and not really putting anything on it for 3 months. But, aside from the concert ticket for March, which was actually in the budget, the majority of my budget busting has been for my niece and nephew. So I'm fine with putting myself back a bit. They deserve to have some good stuff right now, especially with the way their lives got turned upside down last month. And it's only going to get worse for them for the forseeable future.

  • Like 15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

 

Oh gosh, this is just fantastic! Some of my favorites are: Grittist Hits, For Your Ice Only, and Sir Salter Scott. David Plowie made me laugh out loud. :lol:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

They have a “Gritty Gritty Bang Bang” :lol:

  • Like 1
  • Haha 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • 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   6 Members, 0 Anonymous, 45 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...