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26 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:


I’m used to 100% whole wheat, and the no-boosters-added sourdough is a 6+ hour rise, but it still seemed to take a while longer.


My favorite cereal is some ancient grains thing sold as “Heritage Flakes”, with quinoa, millet, spelt, and emmer wheat, but I don’t know that I can tease out the flavors from each other.


The 50% spelt bread ended up looking pretty much like the 100% whole wheat version:



It’s based off a King Arthur recipe, but I didn’t add oil, extra gluten, or more yeast, so the results are not their responsibility.  It’s a very wet dough, but, as you can see, the crumb is reasonably risen. We had half of it with a vegetarian lentil soup for supper tonight.



We desperately need a drool icon.


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3 hours ago, Serenity said:

Today's ReaperLand had a giveaway for 100 Bones and 50 DHL metal minis because they made their sub goal (90 were needed today).  I don't think anyone knew it was happening until they announced it during the stream.



No, had no idea.  And I was tuned into the stream for a while.  Don't remember any give-aways.  Though someone was nice and gifted me a sub.  



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53 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Work halted for the evening.



Unlike Jasper, Mrs. J likes being in pictures....

She's having a blast doing this.

Crew compartment assembled.  Turret base plate done.  Angle for front armour established.  Barrel test fitted.  It will need to be cut down.

I expect tomorrow we will get the turret built and the front armor slope determined and probably completed.

we'll see if we get to tracks.....

Unless the breech end of the barrel is going to get shortened up considerably you are going to need a second hatch for the loader.


9 minutes ago, TripleH said:



That's just a smokescreen to obfuscate @Froggy the Greats stealth activities for R.I.B.B.I.T.


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10 hours ago, TripleH said:

Ran across this and immediately thought of @haldir's wife:




She got in today!!! Shesaid she waited for 45 mins, as there was 3 people ahead of her. We have 6 machines but only 3 are working (ie 1,3,5). She even said some guy gifted bags to people that were there, so she got a bag out of it. She said, total for everything was around $50 bucks, so hey at least it was worth waiting.

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20 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I saw Ray Harryhausen's classic skellies when I was a wee Young Grump, and they have stayed with me ever since. ::):


They have been in my head in every game where the PCs fight the skeletons of the dead.


The 1981 Clash of the Titans changed the way I played Medusa - after all, if you are trying to track her using your shield as a mirror, then you are neither dodging her arrows nor using your shield as a shield.... And she has ready access to venom to use on her arrows.


The Auld Grump - somehow the Medusa in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans managed to be less convincing....



I got to see a double feature of Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts at the local drive-in as a kid... :B):::D::B):




11 hours ago, Pegazus said:

The entire world doesn't think correctly. I shall take it as a personal quest and crusade to fix every one of you poor defective mutants, even if it costs you your sanity, life, or soul! You'll thank me. Eventually.


11 hours ago, TripleH said:

Challenge accepted since 2 out of 3 are already gone ( I'll let you figure out what remains).



 I'm an insane undead skull... Pretty sure I'm 3 for 3, lol...:B):




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Between ice cream and whiskey, tonight, I chose the ice cream.


Lost my afternoon to the US government, trying to figure out why Medicare is canceling part of my cancer-battling mother's coverage. Turns out she failed to pay bills that they never generated! They can't even explain what happened. We talked to them two or three times, kept get redirected elsewhere, SS office and insurers and retirement service and everyone anybody could think of to send us to, until someone at her prescription coverage provider's place finally figured out and explained what was going on. We had to talk the Medicare people through it but escalated it up to getting started toward a resolution. We think. It's not all settled yet but looks like it should be all right. They agree it's their fault, anyway. So. Hopefully. All the fingers cross and all that. Still, though. Ugh. Long day.


Didn't get started on those stories but did have a nice read in the park. And a nice ride--nice sunny day for lowered windows and cranked-up punk rawk. Words and booze tomorrow, maybe.

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1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Between ice cream and whiskey, tonight, I chose the ice cream.


Lost my afternoon to the US government, trying to figure out why Medicare is canceling part of my cancer-battling mother's coverage.


Sorry your mother is going through that.  Ice cream with whiskey is a pretty good combination. 


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Just now, Inarah said:


Sorry your mother is going through that.  Ice cream with whiskey is a pretty good combination. 



She's doing very well! She was pretty put out with the entire world by the time we were finished today, but she counts herself extraordinarily blessed.


I've never been one for sweet with my booze. Always worried that combo would make me sick when I was young. Not sure how that belief came about now, but it stuck.

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7 hours ago, Zink said:


Is it possible to get enough cats to work together to man a Leman Russ? I guess it might work because all of the parts are semi independent anyhow.

Perhaps the machine spirit itself is feline in nature, would explain the Mechanicus having to put in the effort it does in appeasing it. Load some catnip rounds into the earthshakers, airburst them over the enemy trenches, and all the crew need do is hang on as best they can as the line of Russes charge in...


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Checked the clear sky chart a while back, with the expectation of the usual clouds and whatnot, only to find that uhm, conditions were rather nice... 


Definitely not going to complain, even if I need to find a way to get this mount to be more stable - a mosquito landing on it would probably change how it's oriented, even with a 25mm eyepiece in there. 


Flipside though, that was nice and relaxing, even if knees are not going to be happy with me tomorrow. 

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Still alive.

Warlord dogs are protecting me whilst I paint.


I had way too much effort to put in to find Buzzy. Is this inspiration gallery done away with?

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Happy Saturday Reaperinos!!  We have survived another week of social distancing/isolation.  :bday:

The weather has improved and my daughter is bouncing off the walls because it's warm and sunny out and she's heading out into the back yard.  I am digging through old paint cans in the basement to identify the ones we used in my son's room because we are redoing his room over the next couple weeks as the young man is turning 11 :rolleyes: and wants a different set-up to "display" his lego and stuff instead of "playing" with it.  I wonder where he got the idea of displaying his assembled collectibles? :ph34r:

This will coincide with some basement gaming space upgrades as my display unit is moving to his room so lots of moving, cleaning, sorting, a little drywalling and painting are in my future this weekend and next... 

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