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GETTING TO KNOW YOU.... SEPTEMBER 2020 …GTKY

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

Never forgot this day. I can remember where I was when I first heard the news.

So can I.

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Catching up...

 

On 9/2/2020 at 3:25 AM, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

My dedicated painting space is our dining table.  There isn't enough room around the table to seat four and we tend to eat dinner on the couch, so it was a convenient place to set up.

 

I'm a little cramped because most of my storage is under the table.  I wish I had another room where I could set up a proper desk, organization, etc.

 

On 9/3/2020 at 7:29 AM, TGP said:

RCon series…

Query for Sept. 3rd: 

Are you planning to participate in the Eat and Greet activity tonight that is part of ReaperCon?

I did.  Kind of.  I ate pizza and watched the scheduled programming on Twitch.

 

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On 9/4/2020 at 9:50 AM, TGP said:

RCon series…

Query for Sept. 4th:

Zoom, Skype, Discord Chat, Twitch, Google Hangouts (or another) which distant connect service do you like best/hate least?  (Which of those do you have xp with?)

 

In order, Discord Chat, Google Hangouts, Twitch, Zoom, Skype.

 

I'm an old hand for internet chat (IRC primarily), so I can cope with the discussions.

 

Really, Discord is better for synchronous (realtime) discussions and the forums are better for asynchronous discussions.  One way to look at it is:

  • The randomness thread could probably be replaced with Discord.
  • But many threads on the forum (for example, "can you identify this mini" or Grump's threads about his games) cannot be replaced with Discord.

Different mediums, different purposes.

 

(Also, very little on the forums should be replaced by facebook or other such venues.)

 

I find voice chat on Discord works better than on Google Hangouts, although maybe that's more an issue with the laptop I have in my hobby space.

 

On 9/6/2020 at 3:53 AM, TGP said:

RCon series…

Query for Sept. 6th:

Have you tried playing any internet RPG games this weekend? (There have been many at ReaperCon this weekend, but other games over the nets count as well, even war-games.)

Nope.  All classes, painting, chatting, and fatigue.

 

On 9/5/2020 at 5:02 AM, TGP said:

RCon series…

Query for Sept. 5th:

Have you managed to overload yourself with ReaperCon virtual classes so far?  For those not not doing distance learning for fun, are you having to help or supervise kidlets as they do distance learning for school?

Maybe.  I think my schedule was aggressive and I ended up skipping some classes I had scheduled to paint or to take a breather.

 

On 9/7/2020 at 9:52 AM, TGP said:

RCon series…

Query for Sept. 7th:

ReaperCon Online is one day longer (Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon) than the live event, what do you think of the longer format?

I think I should have taken Tuesday off.

 

I appreciate the additional day of content but I think I needed a recovery day before going back to the grind.

 

On 9/8/2020 at 7:48 AM, TGP said:

 

Last of the RCon questions...

Queries for Sept. 8th:

For those that gave Virtual ReaperCon a try: What new things did you learn?  Did you increase any skills? Is an event like this something you would do again?

 

I learned about sculpting with green stuff (thanks, @TaleSpinner!), painting chibi eyes, and weathering.

 

I wish there had been more class content on basing but that's a different issue.

 

I'd definitely be interested in something like this again.

 

On 9/9/2020 at 2:53 AM, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 9th:

Do you typically paint your figures just like the manufacturer sample, (i.e. the box art), or do you get creative?

Depends.

 

I try to make sure my fantasy minis are painted in ways different from what the manufacturer posts.

 

For BattleTech, I try to follow established color schemes.  (Not that I've painted BattleTech minis for over a year...)

 

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On 9/10/2020 at 2:22 AM, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 10th:

Do you base coat an entire figure first, then go back and add details, shading, etc. —or— do you complete an entire area first before moving on?

Inside out.  I paint eyes, face, and hair with shading and highlights.  Then I basecoat the rest to make sure my colors are good and then apply shadows and highlights to each section.

 

23 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

Very, very rarely.  I've probably been in no more than three skyscrapers in my life.

 

I've never worked in one.

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Weekend Queries for Sept. 12 and 13:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

 

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2ND Edit: I had the numbers messed up all weekend and no one called me on it. OK. At least it inspires a question for Monday.
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On 9/11/2020 at 1:04 AM, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

Rarely. The highest floor I've worked on is 14. And that had my office in the elevator bank access room. Could've been in a basement and would've seemed the same. Sigh, the life of an IT pro.

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On 9/11/2020 at 1:04 AM, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

 

I have never worked in a tall building (the highest was four floors; and that one has been demolished).  I have had a couple of job interviews in tall buildings that I thought were skyscrapers. But apparently both of them were a few floors short of the current definition. [???] I like how this thread accidentally results in learning things. I had thought that skyscraper status started around 11 or 12 floors. But maybe that is an old definition, or merely the number of floors past which an elevator is required. [??]

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

Not that I can think of. If I like a show/movie, I generally remember most of it. If I don't, I try to data dump it as quickly as possible.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

 

Pretty much the same answer as @Chaoswolf

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

I can remember most of the things I've read/watched/listened to. If I try, I think I can come up with something, but it's going to be because I didn't see the whole thing, just that scene.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

Most of the things that fall under that description  were things that I watched as a wee tiny human, and then I saw later and went “oh, that wasn’t a dream”. One really great example was the bar scene in Star Wars 4. I totally thought it was a dream, until I saw the whole movie when I was a teenager.

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

This is where movie trailers/commercials mess me up.

 

I've probably seen far more of them than the actual movies, so there are tons of action or comedy scenes I'm familiar with, but with very little actual knowledge of the story.

 

Then there's childhood flashbacks. Mostly from old cartoons. Scouring YouTube for 70s-80s cartoon opening credits has helped trigger some memories.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Queries for Sept. 11 and 12:

12. Are there TV shows or movies, that you have seen, where you now only remember one stunning or thrilling scene, but not the plot, or the title of the film?

13. Can you describe the scene(s)?? 

I pretty much remember where every scene is from.

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On 9/11/2020 at 2:04 AM, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

As little as possible. I'm more of a 'cabin on a remote mountain' kind of guy. I don't like cities.

 

 

Not sure I'd ever work for the type of company that had office space in a skyscraper.

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