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11 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

We are playing D&D over video chat, and the town's local adventurer's shop has an intelligent war hammer that wants to be owned by a hero.  I'm playing a paladin of Thor.  I think we know where this is going....

Our group found an....unusual magic item in a magic shop at the end of last night adventure.  We ere breaking for the night and the DM had already put away his dice when on of the players asked about magic items.  So a joke item was thrown in.  Caused much laughter, and of course someone has bought the item.  Now we have to figure out what it does.

4 hours ago, Crowley said:

 

What now?? I need more details. Are they on the crust? 

 

Wait... There's a Gal Civ 3? Oh... Oh I did NOT need to know this... ::o:

 

Had a good day yesterday. Work went alright, pizza for dinner from one of my D&D players, then D&D. They're cleaning up a few maps to get the quest bonus I give for completely exploring different sections of the map. Complete being a relative term, doesn't necessarily mean they found every little secret compartment or hidden room, but as long as the main map is filled out, they get the bonus. I expect Sunday's game to be more of the same. Not sure where they'll go after that. 

 

Today I've got some work I need to do, but haven't even booted up the work computer yet. Probably gonna get in some painting time this afternoon. Gonna wrap up the Battle Barge I think. Not sure what my next project is going to be... Do I start on my Tau fleet? Hmmm...

 

COFFEE!! 

My vote is for clearing that collapsed tunnel and seeing where it goes.

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The last couple of days the temperature around here has gotten consistently warm enough that I'm able to get some plants in the ground. So, since my wife's office has been full of plants from my favorite nursery for the past week or so, I've been rushing about getting plan in the beds we prepped a couple of weeks ago. Here's a little of what we've got going on...

 

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I'm trying some new containers for my leafy greens this year. There's just a little slice of space here that gets about five or six hours of sun a day and since my yard is shaded by an absolutely massive Basswood I have to plant wherever I can find light.

 

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My wife put in a strawberry patch between two existing patches in the herb garden. The bad chicken wire protection is my work, and temporary.

 

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Found some Lilly of the Valley in bloom, I forgot I planted this. It's in an out of the way corner of the yard that the dogs can't get to. It being toxic and my dogs being dumb and all.

 

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Planted some Columbine last year that is looking great despite some bouts of cold weather late in the season.

 

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One of the cherry tomato plants I randomly selected is apparently a micro bush variety. Orange Hat. So I guess it can be a table arrangement and an appetizer all in one go. 

 

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This, being the largest sunny spot in the yard, is where my long narrow bed is. It's much deeper than it looks with about ten inches of soil in there. Under that is some fill dirt that has been collecting garbage and who knows what else for decades before we got the place. So we planted native grasses and let it go wild for about five years to reduce things like heavy metals in the soil. This is only the third year I've felt comfortable planting vegetables here. We have slicing tomatoes, sweet peppers, bush beans, broccoli, and cabbage in here.

 

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Still have a container garden of hot peppers, cherry tomatoes and some small cucumber and zucchini varieties, a bunch of herbs, a couple of perennials, and a ton of annuals to plant.

 

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Cheers and hope everyone is getting a chance to get out doors.

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After careful and much testing (to the chagrin of my co-workers), I have determined that the Power of Suggestion/Contagiousness  associated with Yawns applies to all forms of visual cues. Be it in person (live) or electronically in the form of animated emoji's or gifs.

 

For those that may doubt the veracity of my claims, feel free to conduct your own terrorizing testing with close friends and relatives. A word of advice, the best indicator of a successful test is a response from the target/victim recipient that modifies/changes your name into something that would have to be filtered/spoiler-ed in this forum.

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29 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Why did I have to get an email informing of Elder Scrolls minis and terrain.  I have expenses enough already!

W H A T

 

Thank you everyone for posting pet pictures:wub:

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2 hours ago, Thoramel said:

The last couple of days the temperature around here has gotten consistently warm enough that I'm able to get some plants in the ground. So, since my wife's office has been full of plants from my favorite nursery for the past week or so, I've been rushing about getting plan in the beds we prepped a couple of weeks ago. Here's a little of what we've got going on...

 

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I'm trying some new containers for my leafy greens this year. There's just a little slice of space here that gets about five or six hours of sun a day and since my yard is shaded by an absolutely massive Basswood I have to plant wherever I can find light.

 

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Cheers and hope everyone is getting a chance to get out doors.

 

Those planters are great looking. Hope they work well for you.  We have a huge box elder in back, too, but it has dropped a couple of larger limbs on the west side in recent years, giving us a bit more sun in the yard.  Taking down the old redbud tree last year was the best thing we did, though.  It had decided to flop on the vegetable garden. 

 

My garden currently looks like this, ~8ft rows of early greens, onion and radishes.  There's another ~6 the other side of that where you see a pile of debris, tomato cages and a violet invasion. 

 

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Spent the morning potting up tomatoes and peppers. 

 

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With supervision from one of the resident ferals.  Her momma came by to say hello and check on the food bowl but didn't stick around. 

 

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ReaperLand started at 3 PM.  At the start of the show, they were only 66 away from the needed subs (1500) for the monthly giveaway.   That means they needed 33 gift subs (which they match on Friday).  The Big Giveaway is usually the top 50 metal minis and the top 100 Bones minis.  I think Jon misspoke when he said 150 Bones, but we'll see.

 

They have now reached the sub goal.  Enter #free in the chat to enter.  You must be present in chat to win.  They need you to acknowledge the win.  They skipped over someone who wasn't there once before.

 

https://www.twitch.tv/reaperminiatures/

 

ETA: The winner today was @fleanetha.  The Bones 5 Live Update is coming at 4:30 PM or so.  They are never sure when it will start, though.

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3 hours ago, Serenity said:

They have now reached the sub goal.  Enter #free in the chat to enter.  You must be present in chat to win.  They need you to acknowledge the win.  They skipped over someone who wasn't there once before.

Pleas relay to them that it's rather... Frustrating to constantly see giveaways, but only ones that are ones that are in the middle of the day for most people.  A lot of us work, or live in timezones that this really doesn't work for.

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7 hours ago, Serenity said:

RTB Pro Tips! Leopard spots on the Spirit beast! SKU#44030 started a little after 11:30 AM.  Anne praised her kneeling chair for better posture, and is now showing us spots.

 

https://www.twitch.tv/reaperminiatures

This is something that's been on my mind on and off for years. But they aren't cheap, and I'd like to be able to try one before purchasing, which online stores don't do. Almost impossible to find in regular stores.

 

21 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Pleas relay to them that it's rather... Frustrating to constantly see giveaways, but only ones that are ones that are in the middle of the day for most people.  A lot of us work, or live in timezones that this really doesn't work for.

It's only because of my current jobless situation than I even have a chance of catching most of their shows live. Otherwise, it's only the Thursday Reaper Live show.

 

But that's the nature of live shows. Also, since the beginning of May, for the big Friday giveaways, they demand that the those who enter at least be watching instead of doing a quick drop-by, enter the raffle, and leave.

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21 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

It's only because of my current jobless situation than I even have a chance of catching most of their shows live. Otherwise, it's only the Thursday Reaper Live show.

 

But that's the nature of live shows. Also, since the beginning of May, for the big Friday giveaways, they demand that the those who enter at least be watching instead of doing a quick drop-by, enter the raffle, and leave.

It's why I comment about it every chance I get.  I won't state my actual full on opinion about it (something about mods have enough to deal with *coughs*), but the words frustration and disappointment sure ring strong in my opinion since it's effectively a giant "screw you" to anyone who's at work, at school, or asleep.  It's a great way to drive a wedge between people in the community you're trying to foster and build because you're basically telling those who aren't willing to drop everything to be in a stream that's in the middle of the afternoon in Texas (so basically middle of the work day for most of North America, and already late o'clock for most of Europe) that you don't care about them.

 

The "you have to be there" bit I've no problem with, it's the way they're artificially excluding a number of people in two ways: One, doing it in a stream whenever they hit a particular goal (so now there's absolutely no warning to those who have flexible schedules, so you're literally using FOMO preying tactics on the company's fans and community) and ONLY during a specific timeframe.  If they went "hey guys, we hit this milestone, tune in next week to be able to get in on the draw!" I'd not be publicly commenting about it because at least by doing that you're giving people a chance, not forcing them to be chained to their computers or phones, watching every. single. Twitch stream.

 

We live in a world where things are linked on a global scale, and there are fans all over the world.

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43 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

It's why I comment about it every chance I get.  I won't state my actual full on opinion about it (something about mods have enough to deal with *coughs*), but the words frustration and disappointment sure ring strong in my opinion since it's effectively a giant "screw you" to anyone who's at work, at school, or asleep.  It's a great way to drive a wedge between people in the community you're trying to foster and build because you're basically telling those who aren't willing to drop everything to be in a stream that's in the middle of the afternoon in Texas (so basically middle of the work day for most of North America, and already late o'clock for most of Europe) that you don't care about them.

 

The "you have to be there" bit I've no problem with, it's the way they're artificially excluding a number of people in two ways: One, doing it in a stream whenever they hit a particular goal (so now there's absolutely no warning to those who have flexible schedules, so you're literally using FOMO preying tactics on the company's fans and community) and ONLY during a specific timeframe.  If they went "hey guys, we hit this milestone, tune in next week to be able to get in on the draw!" I'd not be publicly commenting about it because at least by doing that you're giving people a chance, not forcing them to be chained to their computers or phones, watching every. single. Twitch stream.

 

We live in a world where things are linked on a global scale, and there are fans all over the world.

 

I refuse to play that game. I don't have time for it, and I can't - I literally can't - hit every show, much as I'd like to, because they're fun, whether they're giving things away or not.

I do have things that need to get done that don't let me participate in streams, especially when I am not sure when they are going to be. :/

 

Short version; you're not the only one frustrated. And I've mentioned the timezone thing a couple of times. >.<

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Got a nice picture of Mom kitty today, sitting under the lilac bushes.  She is a friendly feral/abandon, up to a point, not really cuddly. 

 

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A sweet young feral male we have seen a lot of this year.  The girls ignore him and he can hang out on our deck and usually not get bothered by the older, tougher males.  He's still very nervous around us.

 

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And we have no problem with squirrels digging in pots or the garden any more. :) 

 

 

 

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Would it be nice if I could make every stream? Yes.  However I can't and I'm not broken up about missing out on the giveaways.  Reaper has to schedule them when it is convenient for them as they are all done by employees that have other jobs in their own time zone.  Really the only thing I miss  out on are the giveaways as can can watch the steams at my own convenience later on Twitch or youtube/

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