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  2. Corsair

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The felt concussion from music is very similar to what someone shooting a firearm feels. This is why there are two parts to defining the recoil of a gun firing, the physical push from the weight of the bullet being launched and the combined effect of the noise/concussion of the blast.
  3. Crowley

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They called 2 big groups before lunch, 1 small group after lunch, and I'm still sitting around... ... ...
  4. Wren

    Paint Equivalents

    Copper Verdigris looks like almost exactly the same hue as Ghostly Moss, but with a bit more white in it so it's a little lighter in value.
  5. Thanks for the replies. Simply because I like to overengineer, I always give 1 day each between final paint, first gloss seal, second gloss seal, and matte finish (at least 3 days total from last paint to final sealant). I like the lower cost of Bones minis, and maybe the new material will help. Until then, I suppose I can only blaze on and hope I don't have issues.
  6. AuralEntropy

    Bones 4 material is great

    In Canada. Will check out that site. Thanks.
  7. I would post each single and finished miniature and in the end I would show all together. But really this is your choice. As far as I know here are no rules how someone has to post his/her minis. If it is finished, you can post it of course. For me this is big enough. I comment it later at "Showoff". Edit: Ooops sorry I have missed your last posts. Well then: Good job at Aragorn so far, I see you have painted stronger highlights first time, it looks a bit abrupt as already said at the Bemalforum, but I like that you have tried at least. So: We have progress here. Let`s see how things will develope. @Glitterwolf and SisterMaryNapalm: I really cannot imagine that one of you both really meant it as bad as it sounds. Seems there is a little bit tension in the air today. Best you shake hands and ignore the bad vibes. I see you both have got a different approaches when it comes to giving feedback and I find both ways of giving feedback constructive. This is the main thing which counts. We are all different and so we all have our own way to react onto things and to give feedback, as long as no one gets hurt and as long as feedback is constructive any way of giving feedback is cool. In other forums there is the problem that no one gives feedback at all: This is a problem!
  8. kristof65

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    Will do. I'll note that I should have said "I've never personally seen". If I haven't seen it, or can't substantiate it, I can't assume it's true. Even if I don't personally like a company. Just because I don't like them doesn't mean they're evil.
  9. Sanael

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    As a former retailer, I have a variety of experiences to contribute to such a conversation. Wouldn't surprise me if it didn't alter much about the conversation's tone it themes, though.
  10. Doug Sundseth

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    I'm not willing to address this here, for a variety of reasons including the propriety of attacking one company on another's website, but talk to me some time over a beer.
  11. redambrosia

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I was right! 8lbs 1.8oz. And she has a big head; I don't recall the measurement, but her head is in the 91st percentile (whatever that means) for baby heads. Hopefully, that means she'll be smart. I'll get her a bubble pipe and a monocle to test her smartness
  12. Clearman

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    And here in lies the problem. Since both ethics and morality require a common definition of right and wrong, it's often the legal bodies that draw the line. And if there are differences in how respective legal bodies define the rule, then they're absolutely going to be dodges, bent, or otherwise creatively interpreted.
  13. kristof65

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    Let's throw another word into the mix. Manipulative. Over all, marketing in general is manipulative - it is trying to manipulate people into buying things. But there definitely some companies that take this as far as they can. For example, GW's marketing has long focused on the teenage boys. And while it may not still be true, at one point, they were pricing models more on their effectiveness in the game than they were on the cost to produce the model. They were very much attempting to manipulate their target market into spending as much as possible. I have never seen any evidence that GW as a whole was indeed unethical towards their customers, but it was definitely as manipulative as it could be, and I didn't like it one bit. From what little I've looked at of CMON Kickstarters, they appear to be very manipulative as well - they're definitely trying to manipulate people into wanting to buy in for the exclusives. Again, I don't see that as unethical, but it's a manipulation I don't care for. Of course, I grew up with a dad who owned his own advertising agency, and a mom who worked for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. I probably don't have what one could call a typical exposure to marketing. Ethics are subjective, but are his consistent? I've seen a lot of that, too - it's only unethical if something works against what them, it's fine if it works in their favor, even if it's the basically the same thing.
  14. Xiwo Xerase

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Working for a guy named Ratigan? (Which is probably too obvious for a wererat, but, hey, hiding in plain sight? Or, for misdirection, he's not a wererat but something more vicious.)
  15. vhaidra

    Summoning A Dragon bust

    I just offered my help and my advice and I never said that the bust is ruined. In fact I said quite the opposite. I just said that I don`t recommend to paint an osl over a freehand. I have no problem in seeing you are doing it despite my advice. It`s your choice. I offer my help in a passive way. You can take it or leave it. It is up to you.
  16. Glitterwolf

    In search of mystery and mayhem (Aztek figures) PIC heavy!

    Well painted, and I love the story!
  17. vhaidra

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    I guess it is allowed here to spontaneously change the topic, because I have recognized this behaviour here before and so I just make a try. Cymatics is a term which describes the art and sience of making frequencies visible. The musicians among you probably know this feeling well, when you stand in front of a huge bass amp/huge speaker and you feel the vibrations all over your body and under your feet. So we can physical feel frequencies if they are loud enough and so the step to make them visible too is not very far. Nigel Stanford did it and he created an amazing video about it. This are no tricks, what you see is real and I think the song is cool too, at least I like it a lot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs&t=26s
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  19. Doug Sundseth

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    A slightly random collection that is more about what comes to mind than any sort of definitive list of favorites: The town in Morrowind that is built into the shell of a dead giant crab-thing The folding backpack in Heinlein's Glory Road Orthanc
  20. SisterMaryNapalm

    R.I.P. Niki Lauda

    Just watched the Mayday episode of the LaudaAir aircraft that crashed in Thailand, and some time ago I was able to watch RUSH in Germany, where actor Daniel Brühl was cast as Niki Lauda. Ever since I was small, Niki Lauda was somehow in German TV. He was just all around, and as far as I can judge from how I came to know him through his numerous appearances, he had quite a sense of humor. I really love the story where he crashed an interview with an American interviewer. They had asked him to meet them at the place where he had the accident that scarred him. As he found out, they wanted to make it dramatic and emotional, hoped he would cry, so he decided to change the odds and bought himself a piece of bread that looked like an ear and positioned it at the scene before the interview which lead to following scene: 'Mister Lauda, how is it to be here…‘ ‚Just a moment!‘ ‚What are you doing?‘ ‚Oh look, here’s my ear!‘ And that completely crashed the interview
  21. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Or someone annoying from England. Assuming those are different things. ETA: It looks like "Chezza" is a nickname in use for both "Cheryl" and "Charles" (which can also be "Chazza").
  22. Cranky Dog

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    And you also have to take into account that Kickstarter has projects all over the world, and ethics and IP laws vary from one country to the other. Meaning you get a whole new level of legal headaches as to what applies or not. And since Kickstarter is not a law enforcing agency, aside from cancelling a project and/or refunding people, it doesn't have much recourse in anything else.
  23. Xiwo Xerase

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Name game... For the first: Xiwpap. I don't think that's pronounceable outside of Wales or Greece. (Although the romanized Greek would be "Chiorar", with a long 'o'.) For the second: Chezza. This actually sounds like a name. I wouldn't use it for an adventurer personally. Seems a reasonable name for a wererat henchman though.
  24. odinsgrandson

    Ethics of Kickstarter Practices

    Last time I tried this, the guy basically said "ethics are subjective, so whatever I say is correct." I was definitely hoping that someone on here might feel the same way, but also be... um, smarter? I think we've got some pretty intelligent people on here who are at least willing to play devil's advocate.
  25. Illithar

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    The Western Air Temple from Avatar The Last Airbender. All the Air Temples are pretty cool, but this one is made of upside down buildings on the underside of a cliff. Minor God of War 4 Spoiler: Ok... I'm gonna cheat a bit for my third one. It's Sci-Fi, not Fantasy, but I think it falls a bit under 'Supernatural'. The 'planet' known as Olaf from the RPG Eclipse Phase. It's over 2 million kilometers in diameter, turns out it's a dyson sphere, only you're on the outside of the sphere, not the inside.
  26. SisterMaryNapalm

    Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I am at the hangout now.
  27. klarg1

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    After lunch, my hypothetical character name has evolved to 'Sandosi', or possibly 'Chiosi'. Definitely better than before.
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