Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Froggy the Great

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

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

that could be part of it, a lot of what bothers me about the new Disney is how they broke the 'rules' of the world and how the world worked. The things the new movies implement completely ruin character arcs and development, and make plot holes of things that didn't used to be plot holes

 

  Reveal hidden contents

For example, if Jedi can heal wounds with the Force, why on earth did anyone die in the original trilogy or prequels? Why did Anakin not heal Padme? why did Obi wan not heal Qui Gon? why did Luke not heal his father? 

 

another example: if Jedi ghosts can manipulate the real world, summon lightning, and handle physical objects, why have they never been showing doing so before? why haven't they been helping people out instead of just whispering in their minds and offering advice? why didn't obi wan kenobi's ghost come assist Luke in those vital times, why hasn't Anakin's ghost appeared to Luke or Kylo Ren to help him

 

example of destroying a character arc: Everything Darth Vader has done is redundant now. Rey did it all over again. He died for nothing, Luke's accomplishments were for nothing. He doesn't matter anymore. 

 

but my one biggest gripe is that Rey has taken the aspects of every character, combining them into one giant mary sue character who is god of everything =P 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

Fly better than Poe, with NO training by the way, who was said to be the BEST pilot? Check. To the point he even ADMITS she would do it better than him in the last movie. 
Fix the Millenium Falcon better than Han Solo, who lived on it for decades, despite no prior knowledge of such a antique ship? Check

Speak wookie despite no contact with wookies? Check. To the point she has to translate Chewie to LUKE

Swim despite living all her life on a desert planet with no water? Check

Speak droid without needing a translator or C3PO, unlike every other human character? Check

Be more powerful in the force than Luke, Darth Vader/Anakin, or Yoda? Check Check Triple 'I can levitate, fly, and lift a mountain of rocks' check

Be better at using force powers and light sabers with 0 training? Check again!

 

 

sorry for the rant. I just loved star wars, it has gotten me through some rough times in my life, and watching Disney burn it to the ground and retroactively destroy the original characters and retcon their character arcs and accomplishments so that Rey earns them instead hurts on a personal level

I think Lucas started the conflagration long before Disney got their paws on it.

 

Sorry, but there is a reason I own a Han Shot First! tee.

 

And the nicest thing that I can say about the prequels is that the music and costumes were nice.

 

On the other hand... The Mandalorian. ::D: Now that sends my mind back in time, and suddenly I am the pawky child watching the movie simply titled, at the time, Star Wars.

 

Though I will admit to enjoying The Force Awakens - mostly because of Finn. (Who remains my favorite throughout the sequels.) And Rogue One.

 

The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars since The Empire Strikes Back, with the possible exception of Rogue One.

 

The Auld Grump

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I think Lucas started the conflagration long before Disney got their paws on it.

 

Sorry, but there is a reason I own a Han Shot First! tee.

 

And the nicest thing that I can say about the prequels is that the music and costumes were nice.

 

On the other hand... The Mandalorian. ::D: Now that sends my mind back in time, and suddenly I am the pawky child watching the movie simply titled, at the time, Star Wars.

 

Though I will admit to enjoying The Force Awakens - mostly because of Finn. (Who remains my favorite throughout the sequels.) And Rogue One.

 

The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars since The Empire Strikes Back, with the possible exception of Rogue One.

 

The Auld Grump

 

oh i'm in agreement on the Prequels, and the highly unnecessary edits to the original trilogy. i actually own the original trilogy on dvd without the edits, they came as bonus discs with the edited set. I was happy to nab the box set that included them, the used movie store had no idea what was in that box set but i recognized the cover and snapped it up asap. I can watch the originals the way they were meant to be!

 

man, Finn has to be the most disappointing character. He had so much promise, he could have had a pretty amazing story arc. A reformed storm trooper, that appeared (at first) to be force sensitive? it could have gone to some pretty awesome places. And then....he's relegated to a background nobody who spends all his time just shouting the names of other characters :mellow:

Edited by Sirithiliel
  • Like 7

Share this post


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

I think that that requires a specific size and pattern of dimples in order for it to work.

We're talking a truck here, and until I make arrangements for a tonneau cover for the bed it has a big open open box acting as a drag at speed.  I need all the slipstreaming effect I can gin up.

GEM

 

My dad's solution to that, way back in the day, was simply to take the tailgate off and replace it with one of those net things (provided he couldn't get his hands on a truck with a canopy, which was his preference). 

My Grendel has a tonneau cover, and I hate it. It helps the mileage, but it's a sodding pain in the donkey to actually use the bed for, y'know, hauling anything that might be somewhat off-size.

  • Like 8

Share this post


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

 

My dad's solution to that, way back in the day, was simply to take the tailgate off and replace it with one of those net things (provided he couldn't get his hands on a truck with a canopy, which was his preference). 

My Grendel has a tonneau cover, and I hate it. It helps the mileage, but it's a sodding pain in the donkey to actually use the bed for, y'know, hauling anything that might be somewhat off-size.

I used to run my F-150 with the lift gate flipped down most of the time.  Made about a half a mile difference in gas mileage.

GEM

  • Like 7

Share this post


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

What is the purpose of cleaning and waxing a vehicle?  Between the mud, pollen, bird crap, and stuff falling off trees it seems like futile effort.  You could spend half a day cleaning minis and have something to show for it a week later, unlike a vehicle which gets dirty as soon as you finish with it. 

 

 

 

A lot of dirt, salt and pollution can eat micro holes in the clear coat and paint. If these holes remain open, water will get under the paint and eat away at the metal so eventually the paint will have nothing to hold onto and flake off. Wax will fill those holes, make your paint last longer and avoid rust. 

  • Like 10

Share this post


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

I thought Mythbusters confirmed that the golf ball effect works on cars as well...

 

As GEM suspected, that requires the dimples.  They got about a 10% boost to the fuel economy in the limited testing they did.  A dirty car just downgrades the mileage.

 

Which reminds me: I should wash my car one of these years.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just tried to place an order for the Paint and Take Home Survival Kit.

"Out of Stock"

Ticked the box to tell me when it comes back in stock.

GEM

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Keianna said:

 

A lot of dirt, salt and pollution can eat micro holes in the clear coat and paint. If these holes remain open, water will get under the paint and eat away at the metal so eventually the paint will have nothing to hold onto and flake off. Wax will fill those holes, make your paint last longer and avoid rust. 

 

Thanks. Paint has been the last thing to fall off any car I've owned.  I've lost bumpers, hubcaps, and an axle, but never had paint flake.  The engine and paint were in great shape in my last car, but bent frame put her in the scrap heap after an accident. 

 

 

  • Like 4
  • Sad 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Home from work.

 

Time to read a bit and then go to sleep. 

Edited by Chaoswolf
  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

Interesting.  That brings back memories.

 

Now I just wish I could get The Magic Candle for a modern PC.  I never did finish playing that.  ("Mindcraft will save us!" indeed...)  I wonder if my father kept the disks for that when he moved.

It is on some abandonware sites - but I keep checking GOG, just in case.

 

The Auld Grump

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh....

 

Many, many years ago, a company called Victory Games did a James Bond 007 RPG.

 

In spite of being a game based around the most successful spy/action movies of all time, the game itself was... amazingly, very good. Not a game for in depth investigations - it is a world of dashing secret agents, sneering villains, and brutal henchmen. Car chases, explosions, femmes fatale, and plots to take over the world.

 

Victory Games is long gone, as is the James Bond RPG, though you can still find it used.

 

What I did not know, until just now, is that Expeditious Retreat has taken the systems, stripped it of the James Bond IP - and made a generic spy/action game using those systems - and apparently did a good job of it, and it has been out for more than five years.

 

pic1905657.jpg

 

I am... very interested. I have not run James Bond in twenty years - long after the game was OOP.

 

Hell, I've already chosen the theme song....

 

So, Classified is going on my short list - $10 on DriveThru - only $15 for the print game.

 

The name's Grump, Auld Grump

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Huh....

 

Many, many years ago, a company called Victory Games did a James Bond 007 RPG.

 

In spite of being a game based around the most successful spy/action movies of all time, the game itself was... amazingly, very good. Not a game for in depth investigations - it is a world of dashing secret agents, sneering villains, and brutal henchmen. Car chases, explosions, femmes fatale, and plots to take over the world.

 

Victory Games is long gone, as is the James Bond RPG, though you can still find it used.

 

What I did not know, until just now, is that Expeditious Retreat has taken the systems, stripped it of the James Bond IP - and made a generic spy/action game using those systems - and apparently did a good job of it, and it has been out for more than five years.

 

pic1905657.jpg

 

I am... very interested. I have not run James Bond in twenty years - long after the game was OOP.

 

Hell, I've already chosen the theme song....

 

So, Classified is going on my short list - $10 on DriveThru - only $15 for the print game.

 

The name's Grump, Auld Grump

This one? I think I was given it by someone, don't really remember. Never actually played it, though...

20200507_162217.jpg

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Glitterwolf Sun should be up in NL. How much longer do you have to wait for the medic or the door repairmen appointment?  

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@TGP

 

Went to see the medic yesterday, got antihistamine and a cooling ointment.

Seems to work, I've heard many people get allergic reactions to the fast drying cement I worked with.

I did not wear any gloves and had my arms exposed, reaction was mainly on my arms.

It's healing.

 

Still brainweasels about the garage, one more day!

They'll come on Friday

 

I also primed a few 3d printed minis with Reaper Liners.

That works great, I have a feeling I will need to restock my liners very soon ( glances at 3d printer working overtime)

 

Edited by Glitterwolf
  • Like 18

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • 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   16 Members, 3 Anonymous, 31 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...