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  1. Adeptus Arbites and Citadel Journal 29

    Hey guys, it's been a while since I popped up around here. Workin' for the man has sucked all of my non-painting time.

    I was hoping someone here could help me with a project, however. I have...
  2. Need help finding historical minis

    I'm planning on doing a father's day project for my two dads (biological and in-law) and since they both love history, I want it to be a historical mini from their favorite period of interest.

    I'm...
  3. "Thank you for your offer, but I would like to...

    "Thank you for your offer, but I would like to shop alone" usually works well for me, especially when I go to someone else to ask any questions I might come up with. If it doesn't, I just go to the...
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    Here in California, "dressing in the manner of a...

    Here in California, "dressing in the manner of a prostitute" is a common citation for hookers when they get arrested, and is allowed by tons of case law under section 653.22.C of the Penal Code. ...
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    It's the tracks that make it look funny in real...

    It's the tracks that make it look funny in real life, I think. They just feel too narrow to fit the rest of the vehicle.
  6. They have a new, regular 'Eavy Metal column that...

    They have a new, regular 'Eavy Metal column that goes into a rather good amount of detail for doing very complex techniques. The latest issue with the Blood Angels in it had a nice piece on painting...
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    My first name is John-Paul (you know, like the...

    My first name is John-Paul (you know, like the last Pope?). My first day of Jr. High was in the middle of the year, and the student that showed me around, Keith, told me "that's too long of a name. ...
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    I didn't say anything about the KGB or FSB or...

    I didn't say anything about the KGB or FSB or whatever. I was actually thinking about the idea that Russia was hit by ISLAMISTS rather hard a week and a half ago, and that they might have been...
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    Umm...woah! What're the chances this was not...

    Umm...woah!

    What're the chances this was not an accident?
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    You're on my feeds now Jah...I love the Mephiston...

    You're on my feeds now Jah...I love the Mephiston project!

    I have a gaming blog, but not many mini pics on it yet. That should be changing now that a photographer buddy of mine is getting some...
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    Good! Man, I couldn't handle living with a...

    Good! Man, I couldn't handle living with a threat like that - I have no idea how you guys do it.
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    I just heard that the high-school youth group...

    I just heard that the high-school youth group from our old L.A.-area church (Rose Drive Friends in Yorba Linda) was on a missions trip in Mexicali the day this happened; they had just arrived, in...
  13. If you want to know about quality, I'll start by...

    If you want to know about quality, I'll start by saying that a lot of people conflate quality with preference. The subject matter, posing, decoration, etc., is not something that can be objectively...
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    I don't think anyone would have had a problem...

    I don't think anyone would have had a problem with the TMP folks giving criticism in the spirit of improving the work. Offhand comments about crap that other people join in on like some sort of...
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    Comments on new forum system

    I know Chern is still futzing with things, but I thought I would make some observations for him in case it is still convenient to incorporate the comments.

    I would prefer that threads with posts I...
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    Chern always seems to know what to do to make...

    Chern always seems to know what to do to make this place better. Having run some forums myself before, I know it takes a while to get everything going again, so I'll wait until he announces he's...
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    Seriously. I came up with this and posted it on...

    Seriously. I came up with this and posted it on my Facebook status a while ago for a similar reason:

    "Internet Derangement Syndrome" n. - The condition in which people in online forums act in a...
  18. Game Author's Project Management Tool?

    I'm working on a couple of game-writing projects right now where I'm coming up with material in a non-linear way - I'll come up with fluff for one chapter one night, and the next I'll be working on...
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    This should be posted in the Trading Post board -...

    This should be posted in the Trading Post board - it's kind of required (from what I know) and people are more likely to be looking there for this kind of thing anyways.

    Good looking stuff there,...
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    I'm going to tell you about my whole portable...

    I'm going to tell you about my whole portable rig. I use it for traveling, but it would work awesome for keeping your stuff organized, safe, handy and in a small footprint at home too.

    I have the...
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    I have chrome parts, so I knew that wasn't going...

    I have chrome parts, so I knew that wasn't going to work.

    I also read something on another forum about Windex being made of different things in different places. Last the poster was aware, it was...
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    Did you have an interview? How did that go at...

    Did you have an interview? How did that go at least?
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    That did it. VGC is only matched with reaper,...

    That did it. VGC is only matched with reaper, citadel and rackham, but Dakka Dakka has a page that shows the comparisons between VGC and VMC. That's what I needed, and then your suggestion works.
    ...
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    Vallejo Model Air Equivalents?

    I'm doing some large army projects, and while I am very happy brushing on my Vallejo Game Color line, it just doesn't like my airbrush. Does anyone know how to find out the Vallejo Model Air color...
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    Erm...can we go back to talking about people...

    Erm...can we go back to talking about people dying by cats?

    :dont-know:

    Actually, I seem to recall my female marine biologist friends talking about this. Don't know if they were kidding or...
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    Which ones? I had some back in 2001, and while I...

    Which ones? I had some back in 2001, and while I liked the look, they wouldn't stay up if you offered them money and ambrosia (or whatever libation it is that space elves prefer). I ended up...
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    I understand what you are saying, but this isn't...

    I understand what you are saying, but this isn't a "I heard it from a guy who read something online that was written by a guy who knew someone" kind of story. As far as I can tell as a habitual...
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    I don't know about cats being clean...a woman in...

    I don't know about cats being clean...a woman in my Bible study was just bitten by her cat, and she said that she was lucky to have kept her hand. Apparently the infection is still so bad that, 6...
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    I don't want to damper your enthusiasm, but I...

    I don't want to damper your enthusiasm, but I wanted you to see a bit about how GW operates here in the States with the below link. You should know how badly they can treat their people sometimes...
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    Cutting circles from rods sounds way better than...

    Cutting circles from rods sounds way better than anything I've come up with...but what tool would I use to get an even cut? A miter saw, perhaps with the rod firmly clamped?
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    I'm actually looking at cutting out some circular...

    I'm actually looking at cutting out some circular hatches and such, and I want to make them round. What does this rotary tool look like? Or, even better could someone tell me what to google to find...
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    Plasticard Tools

    I want to start trying to build some stuff with plasticard, but I'm a little ignorant of the tools I should use.

    I made myself a punch to make rivets out of some hollow brass rod already, but I'm...
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    It was released here in the US yesterday. A line...

    It was released here in the US yesterday. A line of people was going out the door at the local Gamestop.
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    That Hopper painting is one of my favorites -...

    That Hopper painting is one of my favorites - thanks for posting it.
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    I guess I consider something compelling that is...

    I guess I consider something compelling that is inspired by the artistic impulse, but lacks the component of technical skill, to be "aesthetic." Art, in my mind, requires artistic impulse married to...
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    I completely agree. I think there is a...

    I completely agree. I think there is a difference between emoting in public and creating something of value. The first might be called artistic expression - an action motivated by creative thinking...
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    There was the time my partner and I pulled a...

    There was the time my partner and I pulled a drunk driver out of her car as it was moving, before she drove out a driveway into four lanes of 45 MPH traffic. He reached in, opened the lock, opened...
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    That is PAINFULLY funny. Thanks for the link - I...

    That is PAINFULLY funny. Thanks for the link - I had actually managed not to see this before.
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    I thought it was clever. You gotta remember the...

    I thought it was clever. You gotta remember the location, of course - Northern California has a TON of tech people with ties to silicon valley (with enough money to put up with the commute), and...
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    The cabinet is beautiful, and the brushwasher...

    The cabinet is beautiful, and the brushwasher is...beautifully eccentric? I like!
  41. I used to be in a drum and bugle corps, and I...

    I used to be in a drum and bugle corps, and I would sometimes paint on the bus going to our competitions.

    It's kinda obvious which ones I painted there, too.
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    I'd buy a couple, Chern. The sleeve idea is...

    I'd buy a couple, Chern. The sleeve idea is neat, actually, since all my paints are in Vallejo dropper bottles.
  43. Amen to that. Don't even get me going on leet...

    Amen to that. Don't even get me going on leet speak and texting shorthand...

    Taggi, you do the English language justice every time you entirely type out a word, and more so when you show concern...
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    We went to church, napped on the couch in front...

    We went to church, napped on the couch in front of Sci Fi, and are making dinner.

    Rough day!
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    Are you a Witch or a Jedi?

    Can anyone in the UK shed some light on the cultural stuff behind this article? I understand people claiming Wicca as their religion - but people claiming to be Jedi? When did this start?
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    Astronomy and Van Gogh

    This is when I get really excited about science - when it solves problems and provides answers.
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    Yeah, I've seen SG-1 and Atlantis so many times...

    Yeah, I've seen SG-1 and Atlantis so many times that I can see the action in my mind as I listen and paint. I can't do math, but I can play movies in my mind...woot?
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    Hey, that's kinda cool...who's reading it?

    Hey, that's kinda cool...who's reading it?
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    Okay I'm gonna nag like a parent for a moment -...

    Okay I'm gonna nag like a parent for a moment - please don't take offense.

    Make sure to WATCH YOUR LIMITS. This can be very dangerous: beer-shot games put lots of people in the hospital every...
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    Here's mine - that small thing in the back is the...

    Here's mine - that small thing in the back is the DVD player I mentioned in my recent thread...
    ...
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    @TKP - Wow, how do you work there? I...

    @TKP - Wow, how do you work there? I particularly like the open x-acto knife pointing towards the crotch area...:fingers-crossed:
  52. I saw this yesterday, it is quite interesting. ...

    I saw this yesterday, it is quite interesting.

    I do wish the reporter didn't use the "tool to reconstruct ancient peoples" quote, though. Reporting something like that without the right context...
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    You're assuming everyone is lucky enough to have...

    You're assuming everyone is lucky enough to have the same experience with this as you do. Not everyone grew up with this being a bad thing; this isn't a painted miniature, or a building - this is a...
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    wow, way cool...

    wow, way cool...
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    Very true! And, like I said, there needs to be...

    Very true! And, like I said, there needs to be some common sense limits put on writing in sidewalks or it would get out of hand. And I'm not saying that people should break the law - but it can be...
  56. He is NOT me, not like me, not related to...

    He is NOT me, not like me, not related to me...I'm unique, darnit! A beautiful and unique snowflake!

    Although someone doing an artistic expression of me might be kinda cool, if it wasn't lame.
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    You're a Cali guy, so you should know that what...

    You're a Cali guy, so you should know that what you did was technically in violation of Section 594 of the California Penal Code (Vandalism). They could cite you on that if they wanted; I've seen...
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    Seriously! Even Blade Runner is (pretty much)...

    Seriously! Even Blade Runner is (pretty much) live-action anime.



    I approve.:claply:
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    B5! My wife and I are watching it through from...

    B5! My wife and I are watching it through from the beginning with our roommate. He is SO frustrated with Sinclair's acting.
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    What I'm Watching When Painting

    I've got a mini DVD player (the portable ones with the screen) at my painting table, because I have to keep something going on to stay focused.

    I'm watching Stargate SG-1 (season 3) right now,...
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    I think it was those guys from that OTHER site,...

    I think it was those guys from that OTHER site, trying to dull our reputation...

    :D
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    Nope...I'm not, for sure.

    Nope...I'm not, for sure.
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    Good to meet ya! So, what is your interest in...

    Good to meet ya!

    So, what is your interest in this? Playing, painting, modeling...just drooling at the pictures like I usually do these days? :brushwave:
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    What is the significance of suppressing the info?...

    What is the significance of suppressing the info? I thought it just meant that the recipient wouldn't see how much you spent on their gift.
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    I like the pose, but the flying stand is a bit...

    I like the pose, but the flying stand is a bit funny...

    If you like the idea of grots holding him down, maybe you could actually support him in the air with the chains that are supposedly holding...
  66. Heh, DXM reminded me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke: ...

    Heh, DXM reminded me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke:

    "My dad used to keep a 100 pound television on a TV tray...his theory was 'let him pull it down on his head once, he'll learn!' 'Oh, you want to...
  67. Oh my goodness, don't even get me started on the...

    Oh my goodness, don't even get me started on the blow-by-blow mothers on FB.... I hid one friend's status updates after two weeks of almost hourly potty training updates for their kid (not...
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    Looks interesting...I like that they release...

    Looks interesting...I like that they release documents, not just claims, and so avoid spurious charges and conspiracy theories.

    But I'm broke...
  69. The girl I was dating at the time was not...

    The girl I was dating at the time was not impressed with my response to that "film" either.

    In hindsight, my desire to keep seeing my girlfriend should have kept me from shouting a Homer Simpson...
  70. Our detectives were doing an orientation for the...

    Our detectives were doing an orientation for the new cops, and because I was always training as a cadet, I was assigned to the class on my day off. It was going fine until they started showing crime...
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    Howard Zinn, Dead at 87

    Washington Post story here.

    I don't know how I feel about this. I hated his "People's History" when I read it in 11th grade. I didn't like that an admitted piece of propaganda was being sold as...
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    Yeah, Mini Me is really, really strange. Funny,...

    Yeah, Mini Me is really, really strange. Funny, but only the kind of character a demented mind could arrange.
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    I dunno. Religious beliefs can be taken too far...

    I dunno. Religious beliefs can be taken too far (obviously), but I don't think that religion has a monopoly on extremism. Soviet Russia was strictly atheistic, and Stalin had a pretty good go at...
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    Snopes.com says has an interesting writeup of...

    Snopes.com says has an interesting writeup of this, but they say it is a false rumor - they can't tie the story to any real people, let alone Einstein.

    Aside from this, I personally don't think...
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    I have a lot of favorites from the classics...

    I have a lot of favorites from the classics too...

    From The Bard: King Lear and Twelfth Night are my favs, but I've also had a long fondness for Henry IV part 1, as it was the first live...
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    I was thinking of The Thin Man and Maltese Falcon...

    I was thinking of The Thin Man and Maltese Falcon on the list, but people might have thought I misunderstood the question...

    I hear you exactly when it comes to the reading in college thing. I...
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    1) The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler) 2) The High...

    1) The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
    2) The High Window (Raymond Chandler)
    3) The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (H.P. Lovecraft)
    4) War and Peace
    5) The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula LeGuinn)
  78. I had a player skip three levels of "Heart of...

    I had a player skip three levels of "Heart of Nightfang Spire" by using his magical axe to cut through the walls to the next set of stairs.
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    Sgt. Baran - a Half-Orc brawler on "indefinite...

    Sgt. Baran - a Half-Orc brawler on "indefinite leave" from the Greyhawk city watch. He was a lot of fun because he only fought unarmed, but refused to take monk levels. I wanted to annoy the...
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    Congratulations! Is there some family...

    Congratulations! Is there some family significance to the name Louis/Louise?
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    My wife's best friend used to play D&D with us. ...

    My wife's best friend used to play D&D with us. One night, she was telling me that she loved my game, but that I was definitely in the "sneaky bastard" school of Dungeon Masters. She said that if...
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    I did that in High School...and yeah, seriously,...

    I did that in High School...and yeah, seriously, who needs television with something like that so close at hand?
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, every day for five...

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, every day for five years starting with the first episode...
    The A-Team (yay for the new movie!)
    Animaniacs (I was already a teenager then, but I still loved it)
    ...
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    I think it's 2000 posts now...I was *this* close...

    I think it's 2000 posts now...I was *this* close when they redid the forums, and am basically starting from zero again.
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    Still laughing, cassar, but I've stopped crying...

    Still laughing, cassar, but I've stopped crying enough to type...

    I love that bit about Dublin democracy.
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    I would so look into doing that if I weren't...

    I would so look into doing that if I weren't married, though the cost might hurt. That was a great moment when the guy passed the couple of the motorcycle. I can only imagine what that rider must...
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    Get an error loading the page...

    Get an error loading the page...
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    I loved one of the comments on that page: Can we...

    I loved one of the comments on that page: Can we please limit PETA to saving animals in the real world?
  89. Nope, dedwrekka is right. I was referring to the...

    Nope, dedwrekka is right. I was referring to the part of academia that this piece would be located in - my part, in fact, which happens to be literary analysis. I thought it was obvious that, when...
  90. Arguments of imperialism, implications of...

    Arguments of imperialism, implications of Freudian subtext in certain actions...yep, a very academic piece by all standards that I see in my profession. This is what universities are passing off as...
  91. This is not knee-jerk GW hate you see here. ...

    This is not knee-jerk GW hate you see here. Myself and many others have commented on the specific parts of the sulpts that they do not like. I expanded on my objections to the entire release in my...
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    I think this is hilarious - in a "scared for...

    I think this is hilarious - in a "scared for someone's mental health" sort of way, but still...
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    "When compared to our forebears, WE ARE NOT...

    "When compared to our forebears, WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!!"


    Actually, it would probably be closer to "see, we DID evolve from monkeys! Who else could have painted this?"
  94. The Minotaur sculpts really don't make me want to...

    The Minotaur sculpts really don't make me want to buy them. They look funny, as is mentioned. They also look annoying to paint. The heads/horns/shoulders area looks like I will have to assemble...
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    It depends on if you and your mother are the...

    It depends on if you and your mother are the subject (My Mom and I went to the store) or the object/predicate (The dirty magazine is about my Mom and me) of the sentence. It's all about where you...
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    First - the name Mr. Tend...I love it! So named!...

    First - the name Mr. Tend...I love it! So named!

    Second, I think this is a very good point about modified ammo. It is just the kind of trouble that Tend (heh) would find himself in: having done...
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    I loved the A-Team growing up. Hours and hours...

    I loved the A-Team growing up. Hours and hours of that, and American Gladiator, made me the man I am today...

    wait...

    Seriously, I am looking forward to this, but I hope they don't try to take...
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    Okay, after listening intently here, and doing...

    Okay, after listening intently here, and doing more research, I think my guy is going to go with the Walther P22 that a couple people here mentioned and recommended. The reasons for this are as...
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    I love how the personal pronoun is lower-case,...

    I love how the personal pronoun is lower-case, and the word pancake is capitalized...


    Do I get my language nerd badge yet?
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    Why is my formatting screwed up, and why can't I...

    Why is my formatting screwed up, and why can't I edit?
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    Kinda bummed some of you guys are getting upset...

    Kinda bummed some of you guys are getting upset about this. There is no reason to keep this a personal thing - I'm actually learning a heckuva lot, all of which I can use. I'm imagining that my...
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    Cassar, thanks for the advice! I should have...

    Cassar, thanks for the advice! I should have said this, but my guy has specific reasons for carrying a pistol chambered for .22LR. I wanted to give him a Glock, but I couldn't find a .22LR version...
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    A writer needs some firearms info

    Let's say that a very skilled shooter was going to carry a concealed .22LR pistol for personal defense...what kind would he use?

    I'm writing such a character in a story, and my firearms resources...
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    Well, a couple of thoughts... If we place less...

    Well, a couple of thoughts...

    If we place less value on "their" civilians than ours, how are we any different than the 9/11 bombers, or terrorists in general? By the time they are not used as...
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    I would probably do what people in such...

    I would probably do what people in such situations usually do - join Terrorist Bob against a common foe and deal with him later if I need to. You don't create civilian allies by killing, or...
  106. I got my hand on a box as a commission, and they...

    I got my hand on a box as a commission, and they are pretty cool. Full of flashing, thugh; it's going to take me forever to clean these guys.
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    Way to go! Any plans?

    Way to go! Any plans?
  108. Seriously, the worst character flaw I've ever...

    Seriously, the worst character flaw I've ever seen in a SM player was being WAY too much of a fanboy. Annoying and obnoxious to be sure, but not dangerous, and not all that common besides.

    Boy,...
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    It looks like...

    It looks like they might have:
  110. A lawsuit would give this guy a lot more...

    A lawsuit would give this guy a lot more legitimacy than he deserves. You kill a conspiracy by starving it, and keep it alive with denials.
  111. New Year's Gaming - anyone else doing this?

    10 people + 4 Pathfinder RPG books + 1 Egyptian Pulp Adventure = One heckuva fun geek party.

    Anyone else gaming tonight?
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    Actually, a MOVIE isn't a good source to find out...

    Actually, a MOVIE isn't a good source to find out this kind of info.




    I know, I saw it on the internet.
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    Eh, women will put up with a lot from guys. ...

    Eh, women will put up with a lot from guys.





    Thank goodness...:alien:
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    She's at an angle I think; defo not pregnant.

    She's at an angle I think; defo not pregnant.
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    About 10 GW city ruin kits (I had them on the...

    About 10 GW city ruin kits (I had them on the online wish list thingy, and everyone thought they were neat).
    The complete Conan chronicles by Robert E. Howard.
    The complete writings of Phillip K....
  116. 50, huh? Seriously? I'm not sure I believe...

    50, huh? Seriously? I'm not sure I believe this, your pics would seem to say otherwise....

    But, if this is on the level, a serious congrats goes to you. Many happy returns!
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    So you can already be home! It's in your sig!!!!

    So you can already be home! It's in your sig!!!!
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    Seriously. I wouldn't be able to do this in...

    Seriously. I wouldn't be able to do this in three lifetimes.
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    :laugh: That's almost exactly what I said -...

    :laugh:

    That's almost exactly what I said - "does he worry about marauding moose?"
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    And satin - the wearing of which is creepy for an...

    And satin - the wearing of which is creepy for an old man who stalks children and breaks into their homes.
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    True...very useful for those of us living in a...

    True...very useful for those of us living in a Michael Bay movie. :rotfl:
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    Merry Christmas! I mean, to those of you...

    Merry Christmas!

    I mean, to those of you without the right calendar...it's barely Christmas Eve here!
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    Seriously? I'd be inclined to agree. I...

    Seriously? I'd be inclined to agree.

    I thought the DE was a silly gun.... An army vet at our local store was telling me about a guy in his platoon who used to have a .50 DE for his home-defense...
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    I'd buy one at $10-$15, even though my sculpting...

    I'd buy one at $10-$15, even though my sculpting skills are just not there with my painting. I do enough conversions that a tool I could just pick up and use (requiring little maintenance with...
  125. Ditto on checking everything you can. Here's a...

    Ditto on checking everything you can. Here's a glimpse into the mind of a terror cop/screener, courtesy of a federal cop associate of mine.


    Paint can look like liquid explosives, as can white...
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    I wonder what the final fate of that house is? ...

    I wonder what the final fate of that house is?

    Maybe aliens blow it up? :alien:
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    Dr. Paul Frommer...

    Dr. Paul Frommer, a University of Southern California linguistics professor, actually made the Na'vi language with Cameron's help. The Christian Science Monitor did a piece on him a week or so back,...
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    Would I sound like a total punk if I said that...

    Would I sound like a total punk if I said that the humans don't look as good as the Rex?

    The dino has such a natural feel to it - it almost looks alive, and it looks like the result of some good...
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    Not to be a troll, but alcohol is the insomniac's...

    Not to be a troll, but alcohol is the insomniac's bane - it actually impairs your ability to get restful sleep, though you might sleep longer. If you just need the chemical push over the edge that...
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    I'll probably like it, but $500 Million? One of...

    I'll probably like it, but $500 Million? One of my favorite noirs cost about $20,000. Granted that was 59 years ago, but it's still being watched and taught two generations later.

    Is Avatar...
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    Some lamps can be programmed to dim over a set...

    Some lamps can be programmed to dim over a set period of time. Don't know what they're called, or I'd give a link.
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    I like! But I would like bigger pics even more...

    I like! But I would like bigger pics even more...
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    Melatonin worked like a charm. Just realized...

    Melatonin worked like a charm. Just realized some other folks here recommended it too. Still a bit sleepy - it's supposed to take a few days to reset everything - but I'm up and alert four hours...
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    Look at stepping up your efficiency, not your...

    Look at stepping up your efficiency, not your speed. No good going faster if you lose quality. Efficiency is actually easier to work on, IMHO, than quality.
  135. Awesome! I just got my Sister-in-Law Jane Austen...

    Awesome! I just got my Sister-in-Law Jane Austen and Sea Monsters (I think that's the title...same series, anyways) and I can't wait to see what she think of it. It'll either be an instant hit, or...
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    I had a thread like this up a few weeks ago - I...

    I had a thread like this up a few weeks ago - I really feel your pain. My insomnia is related to discontinuation of a powerful prescription med that makes you twitch when you stop taking it. My...
  137. And no one reported any of those people for...

    And no one reported any of those people for lightbulb-industry spam?
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    BBC made it a big deal on their website - it...

    BBC made it a big deal on their website - it actually got into my America News feed. Story here.
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    I really enjoyed the original HH boardgame, so I...

    I really enjoyed the original HH boardgame, so I like the idea of an update with new pieces.

    When you say re-realeasing the same stuff, I think you're referring to Space Hulk, but what else have...
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    Yar! (Dusting for crime-scene prints as a cadet...

    Yar! (Dusting for crime-scene prints as a cadet is as close to a brush with the police as I got - yes, I'm quite serious).

    http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/41/93541-004-8DE6DBCA.jpg
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    Nice! I love when stuff like this happens and...

    Nice! I love when stuff like this happens and all the UFO nuts come out of the woodwork. There was a thing in Russia a month or two ago, and the comments on the CSM story were full of folks telling...
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    I won't tell you that sprouts are a good thing. ...

    I won't tell you that sprouts are a good thing. Unless you have them in your nog, in which case they're AWESOME!
  143. Replies
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    Where glue comes from...heh!

    Where glue comes from...heh!
  144. Mmm, I liked that one. I'm reading the...

    Mmm, I liked that one.

    I'm reading the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft right now. I find the man's personal views to be the antithesis of my own, but, despite the fact that his fiction showcases...
  145. The copyright symbol made me choke on my coca...

    The copyright symbol made me choke on my coca puffs with laughter.
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    Unfortunately, the good stuff gives me heartburn...

    Unfortunately, the good stuff gives me heartburn - a legacy of my college days, when I foolishly didn't understand the concept of drinking to enjoy my alcohol. Now my body is such that I'm not...
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    Awesome idea - the best of both worlds if they...

    Awesome idea - the best of both worlds if they agree!
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    Welcome Adam. It's always nice to see new faces...

    Welcome Adam. It's always nice to see new faces - we've been getting a lot of them recently, and it's been good.

    I would suggest getting some Slo-Dri and flow improver for those paints (I use...
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    Blasphemy! Actually, I do understand this. ...

    Blasphemy!

    Actually, I do understand this. You need to have them just ripe to really make the decision, and most grocers and restaurants don't understand this (or care). I'm in avocado country,...
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    Sounds crazy, but I've seen news stories about...

    Sounds crazy, but I've seen news stories about this actually working rather well.
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    With salsa, avacado and your favorite melty...

    With salsa, avacado and your favorite melty cheese...yeah!
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    That's your out of practice? Man, I'm looking...

    That's your out of practice? Man, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

    Welcome!
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    "A Night on the Corner With Mommy." and the...

    "A Night on the Corner With Mommy."
    and the companion: "Helping Daddy Sell Smack."
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    No reason someone shouldn't want to celebrate...

    No reason someone shouldn't want to celebrate that, and I understand why they would. I don't like his politics, and I voted for the other guy, but I certainly think that his success is still...
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    "Santa Looks in Your Window at Night."

    "Santa Looks in Your Window at Night."
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    @freakinacage - Quite right, occasional overtime...

    @freakinacage - Quite right, occasional overtime is nice and sometimes necessary. Our family's decision was meant to address constant overworking of a store's employees simply to make a profit, not...
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    No, I chuckled a bit. This was one of the...

    No, I chuckled a bit. This was one of the funnier ones, to be sure.

    I was referring to the fact that, in comedy, most of what you come up with isn't going to be good. The best standups work for...
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    Good for you Mick! Not patronizing stores on...

    Good for you Mick! Not patronizing stores on holidays and Sundays has become a tradition in my family. At some point, don't remember when, we realized that the stores made their people work those...
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    Rejected children's book titles

    A couple folks recently sent me some links from an old internet meme that I really got a kick out of: a list of "rejected" children's book titles. I can't sleep tonight, so I thought I'd share my...
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    Actually, they have another Fianna with her arms...

    Actually, they have another Fianna with her arms behind her back:

    http://www.sorentaine.com/images/fianna1.jpg
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    Unfortunately popular, sometimes.

    Unfortunately popular, sometimes.
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    Darn encyclopedia salesmen...if it had been a...

    Darn encyclopedia salesmen...if it had been a normal burglar, the cat probably wouldn't have gotten hurt.
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    I wouldn't do it, especially if you're looking to...

    I wouldn't do it, especially if you're looking to follow the law. If a corporation owned them and then went out of business, the rights don't just go away - the publishing rights belong to someone. ...
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    Hockey cards? Didn't know they made those.... ...

    Hockey cards? Didn't know they made those.... We used baseball cards - I'm from Los Angeles, so we used San Francisco Giants players. :devil:
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    I went to university in Chico, CA, which is a...

    I went to university in Chico, CA, which is a very bike-friendly town (according to a number of magazines, I guess). Lots of bike lanes, racks, repair shops and all well maintained - that's what you...
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing Mike.

    Awesome, thanks for sharing Mike.
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    Exactly my philosophy.

    Exactly my philosophy.
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    Curious...if it rains so much there, how do the...

    Curious...if it rains so much there, how do the residents keep their houses so brightly colored? From my limited knowledge, I would think that the constant weather wearing down the paint would...
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    I just saw something about this phenomenon on the...

    I just saw something about this phenomenon on the Times website. Wait for it...

    Here it is!
  170. I would love to see a yellow and white that would...

    I would love to see a yellow and white that would cover decently over black primer. I normally use white primer if I'm going to do a lot of these colors on a mini, but I prefer a black undercoat for...
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    Many happy returns, sir. Are you allowed to...

    Many happy returns, sir.

    Are you allowed to toast with something nice where you're at?
  172. JJ certainly is a bit odd, I'll give you that,...

    JJ certainly is a bit odd, I'll give you that, but he doesn't have "the eyes" that Mr. Elf does.

    Seriously, if I saw an elf with eyes like that at the mall, my kid wouldn't be getting near Santa;...
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    So that's, what, a seven? :waving:

    So that's, what, a seven?


    :waving:
  174. Santa's Elf Makes Terrorist Threats

    Gotta see it to believe it - story here...

    And here's a teaser pic of the "elf:"

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/12/04/alg_mug_william-caldwell.jpg
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    Black Friday, 2008, a customer punched a local...

    Black Friday, 2008, a customer punched a local Wal-Mart greeter in the head because he slowed the customer down by offering him a cart.

    Seriously, I've responded to gang shootings with multiple...
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    At the beach I grew up at, fog was wonderful. It...

    At the beach I grew up at, fog was wonderful. It rolled in every summer afternoon and made it very comfortable until bedtime. My best memories in high school were of painting while the fog went...
  177. Why don't you guys like that Nagash? I think its...

    Why don't you guys like that Nagash? I think its kinda cool - and I'd be willing to take him off of one of your hands if you'd like.
  178. Hey, you never know... ...

    Hey, you never know...

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/WillieWanka/ScaryDog.jpg
  179. You might want to have a chat with your landlord...

    You might want to have a chat with your landlord a few days later if he does end up evicting the guy, and see if your neighbor asked if you had said something about him. If he might have the idea...
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    Wow, dude, that would look amazingly like a boat...

    Wow, dude, that would look amazingly like a boat launch...except that it isn't.
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    This also has the advantage of avoiding the sale...

    This also has the advantage of avoiding the sale zombies. Seriously, the things people do to each other at the stores this time of year in the name of saving money is just nuts...
  182. Well, it's on the internet, right? Why would...

    Well, it's on the internet, right? Why would anyone WANT to post something fake here? :dont-know:

    Yeah, I'd fall for it except for my generally suspicious nature.
  183. Nah, I always blame Miss Scarlet. :victory: ...

    Nah, I always blame Miss Scarlet. :victory:

    Seriously, it might be worth confronting the neighbor while you have a concealed tape recorder running. Just check with a reputable lawyer beforehand...
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    We had our first frost yesterday. Our dogs loved...

    We had our first frost yesterday. Our dogs loved it, especially when they discovered how easily they would slide on the frosted leaves that fell from our Pecan tree.
  185. But only Chuck Norris could make someone look...

    But only Chuck Norris could make someone look that awful...
  186. Have you thought about talking to the neighbor? ...

    Have you thought about talking to the neighbor? It sounds like you have a lack of information, and if he's a "pressure cooker" kind of personality who is at the point of committing serious...
  187. Look kinda interesting, actually. How big is it?...

    Look kinda interesting, actually. How big is it?

    Not that size matters to Chuck Norris, mind you; the bigger they are, the easier it is to round-house kick them into painting themselves.
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    I'm about halfway done, but I start shopping at...

    I'm about halfway done, but I start shopping at Halloween. Whatever I don't get by Black Friday (day after our Thanksgiving) I get online. The sales are just as good, and I just can't stand...
  189. Which makes sense, since Chuck Norris IS the...

    Which makes sense, since Chuck Norris IS the Emperor.

    Chuck Norris doesn't buy paint - he grinds his own pigment, and the pigment is grateful to him for it.
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    Wow, I'm a bit red in the face... It almost...

    Wow, I'm a bit red in the face...

    It almost seems like cheating, but it's hard to argue with the results.
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    Cool ideas, though I disagree with bad heavy...

    Cool ideas, though I disagree with bad heavy metal for Chaos - mostly because bad heavy metal, to me, is self-absorbed hair band metal. But Slayer and other hardcore death metal would be a good fit;...
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    One in a Hundred War Photo

    For all you photo geeks out there, I thought you might find this one interesting; you just have to be in the right spot and then get very lucky to capture an image this active.
    ...
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    I am partial to "Carmina Burana: O Fortuna" by...

    I am partial to "Carmina Burana: O Fortuna" by Orff when my Space Marines do their drop pod assault.
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    That's a little disturbing...

    That's a little disturbing...
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    The Thin Man - yay! Thanks for sharing.

    The Thin Man - yay!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Has Fran done any shooting before? What did your...

    Has Fran done any shooting before? What did your target look like?

    Awesome painting dude! I have to second Becca's compliment about the colors.
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    I know exactly what that is like, Becca. When I...

    I know exactly what that is like, Becca. When I got my teaching credential, I had, rather literally, three hours a week of free time, and I gave that up for fencing because I needed the exercise.
    ...
  198. Dude, these would look great in a Vampire Counts...

    Dude, these would look great in a Vampire Counts WHFB army. They wouldn't be allowed in many tournaments, but who cares?

    Seriously, Shawn, another really awesome sculpt but you're killing me! ...
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    Epic Skarre - Pirate Queen, from Privateer Press.

    Epic Skarre - Pirate Queen, from Privateer Press.
  200. Maybe something that both the couple and the...

    Maybe something that both the couple and the giver could have?

    Folks could paint up a mini in their honor, then send in a good pic and a personal message to be put in a book. It could be...
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