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38 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Now it looks "too" good.

 

What amazes me is that the remastered version now looks like an amateur's Tik Tok video.

He looks especially young in that video, like a 15 year old lip syncing to Rick Ashley :lol:

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5 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Now it looks "too" good.

 

What amazes me is that the remastered version now looks like an amateur's Tik Tok video.

My word.

 

That thought hadn't occurred to me, but now that you mention it... I can't get that out of my head. It's just too... I dunno, true.

 

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Also, fun fact I discovered at work this morning. Y'know those packets of sealed air that come in your packages? Turns out if you rub them in your hair you can make them stick to walls.

 

Now naturally, that totally doesn't mean I stuck them to the walls all over the storage room, giggling like a maniac. That's utterly absurd. 

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41 minutes ago, MusicalFeline said:

Also, fun fact I discovered at work this morning. Y'know those packets of sealed air that come in your packages? Turns out if you rub them in your hair you can make them stick to walls.

 

Now naturally, that totally doesn't mean I stuck them to the walls all over the storage room, giggling like a maniac. That's utterly absurd. 

If anyone really wanted to spread contagion, they would just have to cough a lot when those were being made.

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Picked up a few hours of overtime at work this morning, and I went to check out a comic/game store on the way home. Now, to relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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6 hours ago, haldir said:

 

Yah we went up to pay for the tax prep yesterday. Finding out we are only getting back like 300 bucks & having to pay OR state tax, made the trip sooooo worthwile....

 

So no new 3d printer or extra funds toward ReaperCon trip with this year's "rebate".

 

Thou, I did ask my wife about last year returns as we haven't cashed the checks yet & found out we need to definitely cash the Federal one as it's expires the 28th of this month...YIKES!!

 

Off to get ready for the game today. I need to clean up the game table, as I've got 2 weeks worth of model stuff on it + gather up stuff not miniatures for the game as well.

 

If you don't cash it I personally will have to send you a letter to ask if you still want it.

 

I mean that, it's a case type I actually work.

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I feel like I can talk about this here and people will understand, but spoiler'd because it's kinda dark. Beware.

 

Y'all ever go on a shopping spree that just won't end?



 

It all started with a little therapy shopping a couple weeks ago, had been running myself ragged taking care of my mom and I swung by eBay and I just happened to see a copy of that old Arabian Adventures box set I wanted but never would pull the triggeer on, and I said what the heck. And then I snagged a couple more things, and then I found some Oriental Adventures stuff that was in the same category for me, wanted but never would go all the way, and all the sudden I'd had a nice little weekend at the market.

 

But then next thing I know I've started filling in my 2nd Edition Complete Handbook collection, and the DMGR series, and I'm on Ebay every day cruising around for deals, and next thing I know I've bought that last 3.5 Eberron module I needed and for some reason the 4th Edition Eberron campaign books because what the heck I got a deal, but HOLY broccoli YOU GUYS I don't even play 4th Edition so wtf. And then all the sudden a couple weeks pass and my mom's doing a lot better, things have mostly calmed down and we're having a nice small birthday get-together, and I'm sitting around poking at the phone and spot that old Anauroch supplement and I've got this weird soft spot for that area and I make an offer, and they take it, but then the seller messages me like Satan himself saying, "heh heh heh, see anything else you like? Let's make a deal," seriously just imagine every "ha ha ha enablement!" joke that's ever been made around here but then pretend it's Viggo Mortensen in The Prophecy saying it, and next thing I know I'm sitting with a list of stuff and invoices are sent and bam.

 

And, uh. I'll probably never get to use this stuff in a game lol. But the madness is over now! I think. I hope. Oh, please, let it be at an end.

 

tl;dr, Money awesomely but foolishly spent, please send help.

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3 hours ago, MusicalFeline said:

Also, fun fact I discovered at work this morning. Y'know those packets of sealed air that come in your packages? Turns out if you rub them in your hair you can make them stick to walls.

 

Now naturally, that totally doesn't mean I stuck them to the walls all over the storage room, giggling like a maniac. That's utterly absurd. 

So my super large box for my RVE order arrived Thursday and slightly less than half it's volume filled with these, all connected in a single strip.  It was longer than my house!  I know because I stretch from wall to wall of the finished basement.

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24 minutes ago, Marvin said:

I feel like I can talk about this here and people will understand, but spoiler'd because it's kinda dark. Beware.

 

 

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Y'all ever go on a shopping spree that just won't end?

 


 

It all started with a little therapy shopping a couple weeks ago, had been running myself ragged taking care of my mom and I swung by eBay and I just happened to see a copy of that old Arabian Adventures box set I wanted but never would pull the triggeer on, and I said what the heck. And then I snagged a couple more things, and then I found some Oriental Adventures stuff that was in the same category for me, wanted but never would go all the way, and all the sudden I'd had a nice little weekend at the market.

 

But then next thing I know I've started filling in my 2nd Edition Complete Handbook collection, and the DMGR series, and I'm on Ebay every day cruising around for deals, and next thing I know I've bought that last 3.5 Eberron module I needed and for some reason the 4th Edition Eberron campaign books because what the heck I got a deal, but HOLY broccoli YOU GUYS I don't even play 4th Edition so wtf. And then all the sudden a couple weeks pass and my mom's doing a lot better, things have mostly calmed down and we're having a nice small birthday get-together, and I'm sitting around poking at the phone and spot that old Anauroch supplement and I've got this weird soft spot for that area and I make an offer, and they take it, but then the seller messages me like Satan himself saying, "heh heh heh, see anything else you like? Let's make a deal," seriously just imagine every "ha ha ha enablement!" joke that's ever been made around here but then pretend it's Viggo Mortensen in The Prophecy saying it, and next thing I know I'm sitting with a list of stuff and invoices are sent and bam.

 

And, uh. I'll probably never get to use this stuff in a game lol. But the madness is over now! I think. I hope. Oh, please, let it be at an end.

 

tl;dr, Money awesomely but foolishly spent, please send help.

 

BTDT and have the filing cabinet full of "stuff" to prove it.

GEM

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3 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

If anyone really wanted to spread contagion, they would just have to cough a lot when those were being made.

 

I kinda worried about this last year when I ordered my first replacement LCD screen for my 3d printer thru aliexpress. I ordered it around Feb or March......:blink:

 

& yes I totally spaced off the whole China/coronavirus connection when I ordered.

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50 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

BTDT and have the filing cabinet full of "stuff" to prove it.

GEM

Currently scheming on how to put together regular one-shots to use some of the fluff I've got stacked up, at least. :upside:

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