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Title: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on May 10, 2007, 12:56:14 PM
This is for the good stuff in life, no matter how trivial!

I'll start us off

My first mini over 8 on CMON and I've just ordered a pizza  :toothy10: O0 8) :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on May 10, 2007, 01:01:08 PM
Woohoo!  That ranks you (http://www.coolminiornot.com/rank.php?name=gi6ers) on CMON overall!

I'm ranked at (http://www.coolminiornot.com/rank.php?name=Cheddarmonger)

The electrician fixed my laundry room!  (the details will be in the :tantrum: tread...)  So we can move on with the remodelling projects!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bungle on May 10, 2007, 01:15:10 PM
My Eureka 18mm orks arrived today.

Very LotR  :icon_wink:

Very nice.. a bit of flash though
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on May 10, 2007, 02:07:27 PM
I got Hawkman today and prepped him in record time.  :icon_mrgreen:

How does one find out one's ranking on CMON btw? Not that mine is going to be rocketing up there...
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on May 10, 2007, 02:15:16 PM
It is an image.  Just put image tags around http://www.coolminiornot.com/rank.php?name=fabian (or whatever your name is)  just put the [ img ] and [ /img ] around it.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on May 10, 2007, 03:13:52 PM
I breathed today to
I have full use of all my body parts
I can talk, hear, feel, taste and smell
The world is still circling the sun
I have three wonderful children
I have food on the table
I have a place to live...


Wow, this is easy  :icon_razz: (loads easier than ranting...)
Think I'll stop now  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Inso on May 10, 2007, 03:43:02 PM
I've just finished painting something COMPLETELY different and I'll post pix tomorrow  :icon_twisted:.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on May 10, 2007, 03:44:33 PM
sounds interesting, is it big and red?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Inso on May 10, 2007, 04:19:09 PM
No...it's big and orange  :icon_w00t: (and no...it's not got filed down horns either!).

I will say that it is a one off and is purely for a laugh (it does look pretty cool, if I do say so myself  :icon_wink: ).
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on May 10, 2007, 04:57:29 PM
I just passed an industry certification exam!  Woohoo!!   :occasion14:

(ITIL Foundations, if anybody's interested)

Hmmm....  orange....   :icon_scratch:















(http://www.oook.cz/garfield/garfield.gif)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Inso on May 11, 2007, 08:19:34 AM
Garfield? Ha!...not even close  :icon_w00t: .

The 'orange one' is in the process of being varnished but will be available for a photo sesh later on  :icon_wink:.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Mr Teufel on May 11, 2007, 08:22:50 AM
Got a bit of money...
Got a few friends...
Got a bit of time on my hands...
Got parents and siblings...

Lost 15kg in the last 9 months! :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 11, 2007, 08:29:06 AM
Heresy order arrived in today's post.  :icon_cool:

Mmmmm ... munchkins :)  And Freya :) And mini diamond files :)  And steel tools :D

And it is Friday  :icon_beer:  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on May 11, 2007, 08:39:04 AM
the mini diamond files are fantastic, just need a magic mould line detector.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on May 11, 2007, 08:45:56 AM
:cm
Its Friday!
:cm
I think I'm gonna go ahead and place an order with Foundry!  (They have their Theseus and Minotaur set available again!)
:cm
The A/C repair guy is coming on Monday, and our A/C is still under warrantee!  (is 2.5 tons a big air conditioner?)
:cm
I found a nice, like-minded group of gamers for a D&D campaign!  And Amanda likes them!  (although they aren't much into miniatures, but there's no accounting for taste!)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on May 11, 2007, 08:59:58 AM
the mini diamond files are fantastic, just need a magic mould line detector.

I know how to find them easy, just paint them and the line's show up as if by magic.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 11, 2007, 09:24:04 AM
the mini diamond files are fantastic, just need a magic mould line detector.

I know how to find them easy, just paint them and the line's show up as if by magic.  :icon_wink:
Its one of the main reasons I usually undercoat in white :)  I've just been struggling with craft knives and files that feel like rasps on a 28mm miniature, recently, so I thought I'd splash out!

I've even found myself painting more 6mm figs recently, as you hardly ever get a mould line on them when they're that small  :icon_eek:  Not ones you can see, anyway :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Inso on May 11, 2007, 10:21:07 AM
The Orange One awaits:

http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=541.0

Enjoy  :icon_w00t: .

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Baldemyr on May 11, 2007, 12:03:59 PM
A man is going to pay me several hundred for a colour book cover involving nothing more then a wolfs head.

 :hello2:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Medved on May 11, 2007, 05:31:22 PM
i'm halfway through moving house and i havent stressed out yet..........and the budweiser in my hand is still nice and cool  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bruenor Odinson on May 11, 2007, 05:47:00 PM
I have the weekend off.

(man that was really easy)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on May 13, 2007, 03:14:02 PM
Orded the 5th and last i think film in the Return of the Living Dead film's "Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave".  :zombie3:

They changed the rule's in the 4th one but it was still good and the 5th was made stright after the 4th and with the same actor's i think, but they waited a year to releace it and i'm getting a new one through PlayTrade on Play.com for about £2.00 cheeper and that's with P&P included.  :icon_razz:

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Inso on May 23, 2007, 11:30:42 AM
I've finally got Broadband  :icon_w00t:.

ISSSSSSSS LAVERLY  :occasion14:.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bruenor Odinson on May 23, 2007, 01:54:29 PM
Got a box of goodies from Cheddar' today!!!!!! WHOOO HOO!!!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 23, 2007, 10:10:06 PM
I actually organised all of my emails and papers.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 24, 2007, 06:53:11 AM
Got a ticket to go and see a regular season NFL game!! Giants vs. Dolphins. Whoohoo!

OK, that won't seem like much to you Americans, but this match is at Wembley Stadium in October :)  So not so far for me to go ...

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 24, 2007, 07:09:50 AM
Enjoy the game. I am huge Giants fan. GO big blue!!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 24, 2007, 04:31:33 PM
So is my mate, who was used to be a quarterback for the University before he smashed his ankle apart. :)  Ironically, he now works for IBM, which means I can say, GO big blue x2 !!

I'm a Pat really, but we do a lot of business with a company in Miami, so I get to go there a lot, making the Dolphins my second team - so it should be good :)

I'll let you know how it was, after I've been in the autumn sorry, fall :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on May 24, 2007, 05:45:37 PM
 :icon_scratch:  I don't follow Baseball much.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 24, 2007, 06:02:58 PM
Sorry, let me translate that last post into English:


I have a terribly good old chum who used to play a key position in one of those waccy colonial games. We both went up to a Welsh University (which explains a lot) to read software, where I picked up the bug about the game from him.  However, he had to address real-life after a pretty nasty spat with a Brummie, but he's now got a good job in computer services.

I chose to support a quaint old team call the New England Patriots, but since I get to jolly in Miami a lot on the firm, I've picked up a second team, the Miami Dolphins.

So when the chucker kicks off in the autumn it should be a good old ding-dong, as we'll be rooting for opposite sides: he is partial to the New York Giants.

I expect much  :occasion14: to be  :icon_beer:


But you don't need to understand - the point of this thread is to express an anti-rant about something that gets you excited - even if others don't understand, right?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on May 25, 2007, 07:42:36 AM
Ah!
It's rounders your talking about.
The wimps version of cricket that those colonial chappies play....  :icon_razz:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on May 25, 2007, 08:24:22 AM
Nope.   :icon_razz:   I'm going to watch some Rugby for those with osteoperosis, and other types who can't take real hits :)  And for those who can't stand the concept of a "Blood Bin"  :vampire:

I have absolutely _no_ idea how american rounders works at all - apart from it involves a hammond organ, and that can't be a good thing, now, can it?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 14, 2007, 02:55:24 PM
This post by Bungle made me laugh myself right out of my seat. http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=205.msg10328#msg10328
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on August 09, 2007, 09:55:56 AM
I just won a Citadel Davros from ebay  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on August 09, 2007, 10:44:05 AM
Nice :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on August 09, 2007, 03:27:24 PM
I just won a Citadel Davros from ebay  :icon_cool:

 :worthless:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: matty1001 on September 01, 2007, 09:13:28 PM
I found a site which has a goldmine of Ilyad :D And ordered £50's worth :D

I have a HUGE grin on my bracket :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 01, 2007, 09:19:50 PM
Ilyad? Share, please!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: matty1001 on September 01, 2007, 09:21:07 PM
Check out the Rackham going down the pan thread in general discussion. Iv just posted all the details up.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on September 02, 2007, 11:03:58 AM
It's been hard getting away from the kids but today I got a whole lovely day of diving (a drysuit course. I've almost only dived in drysuit but it was good as a refresher after a long period of abstinence).

It really fills me with new energy even if bodily I'm fatigued... A lot of heavy carrying involved in diving. Once you hit the water it's no problem but carrying the 30-40 kilos of equipment BEFORE you hit the water takes its toll
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 11:35:01 AM
I have never tried it but will look into it now that I have some time on my hands
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 06, 2007, 04:09:31 PM
My days are really busy, so I've only been painting and posting sporadically, but...

Got a re-org at work.  Lots of opportunity!  Running ragged, transitioning people into new positions, but it has been great fun.

We finally got our front lawn seeded!  Woohoo!  Our landscaping nightmare is slowly drawing to a close!

We adopted a puppy!  A fun, big, floopy lug of a dog; 6.5 months old lab/rottweiler mix, he's 70 pounds already!  (32 kilos)  Very good natured, he's a huge commitment, but he's bringing us a bunch of joy.  He's our first dog as adults, so we can reclaim some of the horrific experiences we had with dogs managed by others in our past...

Dad is coming to visit at the end of the month!

My wife's new job is turning out to be a fantastic opportunity for her, she's challenged and happy!

So, I'll get more stuff painted and posted sooner or later.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 06, 2007, 04:11:10 PM
Great to hear the good news Cheddar. Looks good on all fronts :occasion14:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 06, 2007, 04:13:00 PM
Our life has been constantly improving since we moved to Minnesota.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on September 06, 2007, 04:20:35 PM
Glad to her things are going well for you mate.  :occasion14:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on September 07, 2007, 03:21:34 AM
More good news on the diving front!
Just booked my diving trip that I got as a gift for my fortieth birthday.
10:th of October it's time to go to Malta for a week. I've never been there but apparently it's great diving. It's a package tour with my diving club and a few courses are included so after that I'll get me a little card saying I'm a "PADI master Scuba diver" apparently the highest "rank" one can have in recreational PADI diving without working with it.

It'll be a few hundred dives more before I'm a master scuba diver for REAL though  :icon_wink: And THEN I'll feel ready to take the whole "Divemaster - instructor" route and get me some holiday jobs with it.
Oh and go to Mexico and get my "Full cave" certificate  :icon_twisted:

Odd: It's the first time I travel abroad without any kids in twelve years...
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 04:00:20 AM
Enjoy the break Bodhi you deserve it. I hope you have a grea time on your trip. Take some great pics so you can show us.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on September 07, 2007, 04:17:02 AM
Can't afford an underwatercamera I'm afraid (and wouldn't know how to use one...). But I'll bring me regular one.
Perhaps someone else on the trip will take some underwaterphotos that he/she can mail to me...
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 04:23:11 AM
I think they make some cheap ones (the disposable variety), you just have to search a little.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on September 07, 2007, 05:21:03 AM
Nah, disposable ones hold to a depth of max 5 meters. We'll mostly be at 25-30 so that doesn't work. A real functioning underwater camera (including the very strong lights needed for some depth and ALLWAYS needed in swedish conditions where visibility is usually between 1 and 3 meters) usually runs around 1500-2000 euro.

Pressure is tough on electronical equipment. Some researchers once fastened a camera to the head of a sperm whale to find out what it is they DO down there at 2000 meters. At 1000 meters the camera imploded and the spermwhale kept going down  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 07:48:31 AM
Oh I didn't know you were going that deep.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on September 18, 2007, 02:34:25 PM
I placed my first dental implants yesterday!!!

WOW.. what a rush. ive restored many of these in the past by putting crowns on, but these were my first surgicalls. So that means i opened the gums, drilled the holes in the bone and then placed the titanium fixtures into the bone. Heady stuff!!

It went well.. but now i have to wait and see how the healing goes.. wish my patient luck!!

 :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 02:59:30 PM
Very nice. :clap2: He should be fine, we know you are capable and take it seriously. I mean you traveled all around the world to attend conferences on your craft. (or was that to collect lead? :shrug: :icon_wink: )
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 03:05:23 PM
My PC works again - thanks to my girlfriend sending me her Windows CD (I love her!) all the way from Oklahoma, and me spending several hours online and calling Microsoft - it lives!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 03:08:19 PM
Long live the PC! (and you need to move to Oklahoma or move her to you) :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 18, 2007, 03:12:53 PM
Split the difference; I hear Minneapolis is nice this time of year...  ;)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on September 18, 2007, 03:15:36 PM
That is so weird! Her best friend lives in Minneapolis, I've been to the airport and I've applied for a job in Duluth (well near enough!)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 18, 2007, 03:23:12 PM
Oooh, Duluth is beautiful.  Its like a seaside town, as the great lakes really seem like an ocean.  Just a couple of hours drive from the cities!  good luck!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on September 18, 2007, 03:30:34 PM
Glad to hear your comps alive.. hey and whats with all the Uk mini lovers getting US babes as girlfriends.. im sensing a pattern here!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 18, 2007, 04:31:41 PM
I need a babe in the Uk
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on September 18, 2007, 04:33:50 PM
I need a babe in the Uk

Don't be in such a hurry, find a girl first.  :icon_wink:

From now on you have to have a  :D in you post here.  :dragon:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 19, 2007, 04:15:30 AM
Glad to hear your comps alive.. hey and whats with all the Uk mini lovers getting US babes as girlfriends.. im sensing a pattern here!

Hey!  Count me out, my wife is foreign, but not from the US.  She is from Wales ;)

Ond, r'ydwn wedi angen dysgu siarad Cymraeg :( A r'ydwn hapus iawn nawr! Didwyll !!
(I don't expect any of you to understand that - but it always pays to be careful in case she reads this! ;))
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on September 19, 2007, 04:38:52 AM
Yeah, Wales counts as foreign, having gone out with a Swansea lass.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 19, 2007, 05:29:05 AM
Yeah, Wales counts as foreign, having gone out with a Swansea lass.  :icon_wink:

One couple we know - she is from the Far East and definately very foreign, but I suppose coming from Hull will do that to you ;)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 20, 2007, 06:32:04 AM
A very nice CD appeared through the mail this morning - courtesy of quite a lot of money and ebay:

D-Rok : Oblivion

For those of you who remember such things.  Total blast from the past and very, very, very silly :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Medved on September 20, 2007, 06:45:43 AM
warhammer records? 

i've got a foreign bint too mine's slovakian, and you don't know you've been put down until you've been put down by a slovakian woman, they tell you everything that's wrong with you.

my son is standing up now!  (almost 9 months)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: matty1001 on October 10, 2007, 08:13:09 AM
I'm away to Paris tomorrow morning at 4.30am for the Ravage Mix Open  :icon_w00t:
Really excited!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on October 10, 2007, 08:22:37 AM
I'm away to Paris tomorrow morning at 4.30am for the Ravage Mix Open  :icon_w00t:
Really excited!

Do you take the train or the boat? (Assuming you're from the UK...)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: matty1001 on October 10, 2007, 08:25:52 AM
Plane, as it was about £70 cheaper than the Eurostar.

(Yes i'm in the UK, Newcastle.)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on October 18, 2007, 03:54:00 AM
Diving in Malta was GREAT despite terrible weather conditions! I definitely will be going back. It's fairly advanced diving there though. Many wrecks are down at 30-50 metres so you have to use nitrox (different gasmixture toying around with the oxygen content to lessen the risk of "The bends") to be able to stay for a while. Got home this night and I'm feeling a bit dizzy from lack of sleep. Didn't take any pictures but my diving buddy did and he'll send me a CD with pics.

Sculpting on a small diving boat in (almost) full storm was an experience (and pretty hard... :icon_wink:)

The maltese people where a wonderfully friendly lot and spoke great english so no problem getting understood. I also met a lot of lovely UK divers and plan on Scapperflow (Scotland - LOADS of WWII wrecks deliberately sunk by a german admiral at the end of the war) and some diving with seals (A bit unsure WHERE that is being conducted...) in the UK for the future.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Squigface on October 18, 2007, 10:17:25 AM
I got a 250 pound sculpting commision WOOT :icon_w00t:!!!!!

SquiGface
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on October 27, 2007, 06:37:29 AM
I like my job!  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Squigface on November 03, 2007, 08:22:57 AM
I got a £150 Painting commision!!!!!! :icon_w00t:

Squig
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on November 03, 2007, 10:09:25 AM
Damn, with all those sculpting and painting commission Squigface, you'll need to buy another couple of hands to make it all done  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Squigface on November 03, 2007, 12:39:22 PM
Lol, there ae only two commisions on the go at he moment, and one of their deadlines is sometime next year :icon_w00t:

Squig
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on November 03, 2007, 02:37:59 PM
Just curious: how much work does the £250 sculpting commision require? Is it one figure or several? 28 mm? 54? what? (of course without going into ANY details as to exactly what it is and for who)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on November 04, 2007, 04:28:26 PM
I've just ordered some of the new HF minis, some Enigma stuff (dwarf again), Masquerade minis (yeti), and gamezone (chaos). Plus I have a mental health selfish day booked for friday.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 04:22:55 AM
Plus I have a mental health selfish day booked for friday.

Sounds like fun
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on November 07, 2007, 06:08:53 AM
A bit delayed because I was on holiday last week, but the weekend before last I went to Wembley to see the Miami Dolphins play the New York Giants.  My first regular season NFL game - it was excellent :)  Not the most exciting game ever, but great to see the two teams play!

(http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/smilies/dolphins.gif)(http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/smilies/giants.gif)

:blob10:  Yay!  :blob10:

(http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/smilies/jt.gif)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 07, 2007, 08:27:52 AM
I'm glad you liked it Keeper. GO Big Blue!!!! My giants won the game! I think they were still jet lagged because they did look a little off.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on November 07, 2007, 09:35:57 AM
Not as bad as the Dolphins were when their defence all moved to the left side of the endzone leaving the way clear for Manning to run it home!

Still, the near-on 50 yard offensive drive by the Miami defence as the Giants made foul play after foul play made up for it and it was nearly as amusing as the streaker who invaded the field at the start of the 3rd before the kick-off :)

No-one got as big a cheers as the Dolphins cheerleaders, though, all game :)  You Giants really need to do something about that! :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 12, 2007, 09:47:58 PM
Not as bad as the Dolphins were when their defence all moved to the left side of the endzone leaving the way clear for Manning to run it home!

It surprised me that it was THAT easy for him.

Still, the near-on 50 yard offensive drive by the Miami defence as the Giants made foul play after foul play made up for it and it was nearly as amusing as the streaker who invaded the field at the start of the 3rd before the kick-off :)

Yeah I was watching it but they just showed the players reactions. They try not to encourage it in the NFL (also called the No Fun League by some).

No-one got as big a cheers as the Dolphins cheerleaders, though, all game :)  You Giants really need to do something about that! :D

It was their 'home' game so they got the privilege of bringing them.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Baldemyr on January 02, 2008, 09:49:50 AM
Over the past 4 months...ive had a slew of computer problems-a boatload...a cornucopiea of dumb(I think thats spelled correctly).

  I finally got it all behind me. My PC is finally COMPLETELY functional and everything is good.  Thats my anti rant :D .  I now have a good graphics card and 500 gigs more of HD space for scanned art (i was down to no room on my old drive)


However-2 points so people can avoid the same garbage.

1) a  *800 card isnt worth it.  A 6800, a 7800, a 8800 Nvidia card will cause you nothing but heartaches-even if it works.  It requires more power, sounds like a leafblower and is actually a strain due to weight on the motherboard(Mine now works but still)

2) SATA drives might sound cool.....but there are still problems with them.  In my case it decided to screw up my BIOS and randomly remove IDE drives depending on its mood.  Even the bios entries for my IDE drives looked corrupted with bizarro characters and the like.  I finally "fixed" my computer by resetting bios with drive in and then upgrading it.  This was brutal. 

    The problem is-point 2 looks the same as a power issue with point 1 since the DOS portion of your bootup is all fine.  Often if an 8800 GTS does not get enough power, it gets to Windows and the monitor goes black.



  An even greater anti-rant will be my next PC...which will definately be an Alienware and not a "Andrew patching it together with tape while screaming at his ancestors" machine-which this one was.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 02, 2008, 01:32:25 PM
An even greater anti-rant will be my next PC...which will definately be an Alienware and not a "Andrew patching it together with tape while screaming at his ancestors" machine-which this one was.

Alienware are nice :)  Their HQ is only a couple of blocks from the partner company I am working with at the moment, adjacent to Tamiami airport, FL.

Alienware says yes :) Wife says no :(
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on January 04, 2008, 07:55:47 PM
What I wouldn't give for a PC that would run NWN and Morrowind. My old one used to and that had a lower spec! BUt this one has been crashed, burned, salvaged and bodged together by myself and an 'engineer' I've had 2 hard drive losses in the last few years so I really should back up my data.

Incidentally, I'm moving to Richmond in North Yorkshire on Sunday. Is that near you, Dave?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 07, 2008, 05:33:40 AM
About an hour and a half's drive up the motorway for me - I live on the North side of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

But not so far we couldn't arrange something, I'm sure, Chris :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on January 07, 2008, 08:31:03 AM
I AINT DEAD YET!!!  :icon_w00t:

(allways a good standing reason for an anti-rant  :icon_wink:)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 09, 2008, 09:55:00 AM
 :yeahthat: That is a great reason! I have another: I have been blessed with two beautiful, smart, healthy children (10 and 6 for those who want to know).

The Giants (NFL) won the first playoff game last weekend! This weekend we come up against our archrivals the Cowboys :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 09, 2008, 10:11:07 AM
:yeahthat: That is a great reason! I have another: I have been blessed with two beautiful, smart, healthy children (10 and 6 for those who want to know).

The Giants (NFL) won the first playoff game last weekend! This weekend we come up against our archrivals the Cowboys :icon_twisted:

My baby girl is now sitting up on her own and feeding herself (for the most part!)  What a difference that makes!


You might be facing the Cowboys, but Tom Terrific will be beating the Jaguars ;)

Gotta say, though Eli has stepped up his game.  Playing us must have done him some good!  He held it together and started throwing those short balls that he was avoiding at the start of the season.  Once he started doing that, TB's D-plan seemed to completely fall apart.

Looking forward to seeing you in Arizona :)  I think the G-men have every chance to get there this year :D


My own anti-rant: I got a GW paintstation for Christmas from GuhFloyd (yay!) and I assembled it last night and started using it.  It is so much better than I thought it was going to be!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on January 09, 2008, 04:53:29 PM
:yeahthat: That is a great reason! I have another: I have been blessed with two beautiful, smart, healthy children (10 and 6 for those who want to know).
My blessings are three  :icon_mrgreen:
The daughter is 12 the two boys are 8 and 3.
My daughter is a wonderful social genious nonconformist (that is she knows and reads all social rules perfectly yet chooses to completely go her own way.) I've never met anyone that age who is so completely full of integrity and a will to go the way SHE chooses, not the one her friends want her to choose, yet not being in anyway an outsider. She amazes me every day (and her teachers, they're constantly baffled by her independent mind and keep telling us almost every week)
Funny thing is her eight year old brother finds social codes extremely difficult to understand. To the point of having had tests made for Aspbergers, autism or something similar. Problems weren't grave enough to warrant any form of diagnosis though. But he's the one with the highest IQ (logical intelligence) of the lot (they measured it during all those tests and apparently got exceptional results)
Our three year old is just extremely positive about everything and the world.

Well, enough fatherly bragging (for now) :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 10, 2008, 05:28:15 AM
Well, enough fatherly bragging (for now) :icon_wink:

If there is any thread on this board in which this is acceptable, I'd say it was this one, Bodhi :D

Motherly bragging is good too, if you're in the mood!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on January 10, 2008, 06:01:16 AM
Motherly bragging is good too, if you're in the mood!

Is that as in "bragging about your mother"?
When I was twelve she took care of me and my brother all alone in a small house 3 kilometers from the closest village in the north of Sweden, AND raised goats and worked as a lumberjack (YES! It's true!) to support us all. She's one tough lady.

How's that?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Squigface on January 14, 2008, 10:16:42 AM
I FINALLY got my Empire package from the Evilness that is the Icelandic post office :icon_w00t:

Squig
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 14, 2008, 10:47:15 AM
Motherly bragging is good too, if you're in the mood!

Is that as in "bragging about your mother"?
When I was twelve she took care of me and my brother all alone in a small house 3 kilometers from the closest village in the north of Sweden, AND raised goats and worked as a lumberjack (YES! It's true!) to support us all. She's one tough lady.

How's that?  :icon_wink:

That is good work :D

One question, how do goats help with lumberjacking?

I FINALLY got my Empire package from the Evilness that is the Icelandic post office :icon_w00t:

What have you bought, then squig?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Squigface on January 14, 2008, 10:53:41 AM
"Officially" I havent "bought" anything :icon_suspicious: It (Empire army box, 2x state troops box 1x griffon standard bearer and 1x warrior priest) were all "gifts" from a family friend in America :icon_suspicious:

Squig
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on January 14, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
fatalgoff AKA Alan is a great ebay seller.

Been getting DVD's off him for a while now and he's quick at posting, will combine postage and will search for films if you ask him too.

They are not copies and right now I'm waiting for Wind Chill, Druids, Rob-B-Hood and darkness in one parcel and got Skin Walkers, The Soul Guardians and The Promise coming in another.
They are coming from Thailand and take about 5-7 days to get here including weekends.

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZfatalgoff
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 17, 2008, 10:25:21 AM
The Giants (NFL) beat the Cowboys last weekend and we are headed to Greenbay to take on the Packers!!!!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on January 18, 2008, 12:42:18 AM
 :g: All i get for NFL is a stupid update every other sunday!, well that and what i can find on Yahoo....
I swear its one of the things i miss most being on the other side of the pond....
then again im a Bengals fan so im use to disapointment :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 21, 2008, 12:27:16 PM
I did actually say this at the start of the month, didn't I?

I should start writing in quatrains and think about changing my name!

I think it is going to be another close one, but my money is on my Pats! :D

You might be facing the Cowboys, but Tom Terrific will be beating the Jaguars ;)

Gotta say, though Eli has stepped up his game.  Playing us must have done him some good!  He held it together and started throwing those short balls that he was avoiding at the start of the season.  Once he started doing that, TB's D-plan seemed to completely fall apart.

Looking forward to seeing you in Arizona :)  I think the G-men have every chance to get there this year :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on January 21, 2008, 01:06:14 PM
I just ordered Family Guy Blue Harvet wooot!

Sold out on Amazon.co.uk bought on Play.com

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on January 21, 2008, 05:41:48 PM
Stargate: The Ark Of Truth is coming out on DVD..  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on March 28, 2008, 06:55:29 AM
Popped into the charity shops while down the street and low and behold, there's a slightly scuffed Heroquest for sale in one for a whole £4.99 !!!
Of course I went in for the kill straight away and grabbed the box like my life depended on it and payed for it before anyone else could even think !!!  gun6:
I find that I really want to paint the figures that are in it, which is good as I haven't been able to want to paint anything in months.

    :hello2:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on March 28, 2008, 09:58:38 AM
woohoo!  What fun!
Better get some before pictures of those.
I think Bruenor painted up his Heroquest figures recently... 
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on March 29, 2008, 12:46:11 PM
No WIP's this time, will just paint, varnish and post and I took a before pic of them.
I'm doing the undead first.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 16, 2008, 08:42:42 AM
Where are the pics? :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on April 16, 2008, 11:28:02 AM
my house is finished in 2 weeks and then i canmove in and can get back to painting on a regular scheduel!!!!

wooo hooo!!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on April 16, 2008, 03:55:35 PM
Where are the pics? :bludrgn2:

In the gallery....   :wristy:

http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=1762.0

One done so far.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 16, 2008, 04:01:25 PM
Guess I should read a bit more (still playing catch up) :icon_redface:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on April 17, 2008, 01:45:30 AM
The guy I play Hell Dorado with almost every Friday asked me if I was interested in Necromunda or Battlefleet Gothic.

The fact is that I've been interested in Battlefleet Gothic for years, but just gave up the idea because there were simply no players in my area. So it's just great! :occasion14:

I think I'll go for a tyranid fleet, so that I can build my own ships from tyranid scratch  :dragon:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on April 17, 2008, 04:31:37 AM
We had 2 inches of snow this morning!!  So me and my eldest daughter built some snowmen: a Daddy Snowman; and then a Little Girl Snowman.  Our baby wanted to come out and help, but she's still too little ...

(http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/snowman/I'm_Watching_You.jpg)  (http://prince.planetazalea.co.uk/images/snowman/SnowPeople.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on April 17, 2008, 06:29:16 AM
Shame on you Dave! Just under the window we can see the crashed snowball you tried to throw at your daughter! :icon_wink:

Does the daddy snowman's haircut look like yours? :)

We had a little snow here about two weeks ago, but not enough for my daughter to build a snowman... I hope we'll get more next year!

How old is your daughter? She seems to be proud of her snow people! :)

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on April 17, 2008, 07:41:16 AM
She started throwing snowballs! :icon_wink:  But we found our baby liked the exploding bits of snow whizzing past her face as they detonated on the wall!

My oldest will be three, in a couple of months; and yes, she does have a bit of a thing for snowmen at the moment :icon_smile:  She really enjoyed helping me make these 8-)

My hair is much shorter, though, but I am nearly that bald :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 17, 2008, 07:46:26 AM
They are so cute. God Bless both of them Keeper. Now we know what your favorite minis look like.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on April 17, 2008, 08:06:38 AM
They are so cute. God Bless both of them Keeper. Now we know what your favorite minis look like.

Yep.  You can also see why I don't sculpt ;)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Baldemyr on April 17, 2008, 10:32:02 AM
Seriously-your children are gorgeous. How the hell do you manage to tell them off for doing something distructive?


  I would fall back on "Im going to get your mother".    Im a coward when faced with cute.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on April 18, 2008, 05:39:24 AM
Seriously-your children are gorgeous. How the hell do you manage to tell them off for doing something distructive?

I would fall back on "Im going to get your mother".    Im a coward when faced with cute.

I must be a bad parent, then!

I really don't like telling them off, but I will do so when necessary - far more often than I'd like, really, but it is for their own good, after all.  And everyone tells us we have well behaved kids, but they're still cheeky and inquisitive, so I think we must have the balance about right.

And the oldest one likes Dr Who, and the "Robot Daleks", so we are definately on the right track :icon_smile:

I can't use the "I'm going to get your mother", as my wife sometimes wimps out with a "Wait until your father gets home!"
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on April 18, 2008, 05:59:31 AM
lol the cuteness dissapears in about 10 years time mate and then the teenagerness creeps in.   :icon_w00t:

Sounds like you're doing a fine job so far though  :icon_wink:  A kid with good manners is the sign of good parents IMHO but I am scared of the little folk so dont want any of my own  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on April 18, 2008, 06:14:24 AM
Cute kids.  Keeper 40k.. making me look forward to my own hence................

 :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t:  good news today.. still stressed but some good news

Had our 19 week ultrasound today for our little one. I could identify most of the parts, so im suspecting everything is normal. Wow. What a rush
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/agentmolar/Profile.jpg)

Also the landlord appears to have realised im serious and wont be bullied into renting his property without doing it properly. yay.. options and big decisions this week. I could be starting to get into my own practice with in the next two weeks.  :Walkdrag:

Do we have a happy dance emoticon?  :icon_beer: :icon_beer: :occasion14: :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t:

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on April 18, 2008, 06:33:35 AM
lol nice one Agentmolar.  The pitter patter of tiny feet on the floor of your practice doesnt sound far away.  best of luck with them both mate :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on April 18, 2008, 06:36:25 AM
Now we do!
:dance
Awesome, best of luck to you guys!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 18, 2008, 06:59:42 AM
Thats great Kurt. Good luck and God Bless mate!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on April 18, 2008, 07:41:14 AM
Congratulations, AM :)  Its all hard work from here on in, especially with your own business and all :D

But you'd never change a thing :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on April 18, 2008, 07:44:22 AM
Well Im looking at losing more hair, why not do two stressful things in the one year and really have a crack at it!
 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on April 18, 2008, 02:54:01 PM
Congrats on both accounts mate.

Is that the cord on the left of the photo or is it a boy...  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bodhi on April 18, 2008, 04:26:41 PM

I really don't like telling them off, but I will do so when necessary - far more often than I'd like, really, but it is for their own good, after all.  And everyone tells us we have well behaved kids,

Most kids are. If only adults were as well behaved towards kids as they usually are toward us...
I find it a bit surprising that I am the one doing most of the telling of since I was myself one of those rare cases that got raised with the mythical but in reality fairly rare thing known as a "free upbringing", no rules at all more or less (My parents where fairly extreme hippies at the time.) and this has led to me being relatively strict with rules. Funny thing.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on April 18, 2008, 07:36:04 PM
Actually its funny bodhi, my mum has a friend who grew up in a hippy commune. Shes not sure which bloke is her dad and all. Had to communally share her possessions, sexual freedom and all.

When she became a teenager she booked herself into a catholic school with nuns, wanted to wear a uniform and pretended to have a curfew when she went out with boys. Crazy.

Interesting how balance seems to be the requirement for most things in life.
 
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Fabian on April 27, 2008, 01:16:16 AM
Daddy... daddy Kurt... daddy... daddy Kurt!  :clap2:

Congrats!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 27, 2008, 01:22:08 AM
Good to see you on the forum Fabian!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on April 27, 2008, 01:24:30 AM
Why thank you Chris. Now stop being a slacker and get gming!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Sagunt on April 30, 2008, 12:58:56 PM
Ah, babies.

We have two, and I've now been cut.  Nevertheless, my wife occasionally asks me if I'd like to have another. :icon_eek:  How exactly would she manage that?  :icon_scratch:  Nevermind, I don't want to think about that one.

I'm happy today because I've taken the day off.  I'm cleaning house, organising my hobby cave, working on some models.  Even placed an order for some Grymn.   :59:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 04, 2008, 07:41:56 AM
THE INSIDE OF MY HOSE IS FINISHED!!!!!!!! AND I HAVE MY OWN WORKROOM\DEN!!!!! :icon_smile: :icon_smile: :icon_smile:
 :59: :59: :59: :59: :59: :bananahump-slvrathlon: :bananahump-slvrathlon: :dance2:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on May 04, 2008, 09:28:50 AM
Nothing like a nice decluttered area! Congrats. I give it 2-3hours of mini stuff, it will be covered in clutter again... at least thats what happens to me.
 :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 04, 2008, 09:44:56 AM
Post pics Hawkins when you have the time
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 04, 2008, 09:56:14 AM
i will as soon as i have a camera, planning on borrowing a friends soon.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 26, 2008, 07:28:26 AM
I just sold my White Dwarf collection on Ebay for £880 !!!!

Its safe to say that I am a VERY happy chappie  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 26, 2008, 10:14:28 AM
Damn, how much did #1 go for?
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 26, 2008, 10:30:01 AM
Only £66 which I think is quite low.  I expected around the £100 mark for that one so when I saw it come in well under I stopped watching them finish, went on 10 mins after they had all closed and had a very nice surprise  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 26, 2008, 12:54:57 PM
WOOO HOOO!!! glad you got a good price, now before you send em out, do me a favor and scan the pages on the Mentors chapter and rules and post em up for me:)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 26, 2008, 01:03:27 PM
What issue are they in?  I can do you decent quality photos of the pages but no scanner I'm afraid  :icon_evil:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 26, 2008, 11:45:18 PM
Dang, im at work at the moment, i'll get you the issue number by tomarrow.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 27, 2008, 05:56:09 AM
A few of these go out tomorrow morning mate and a few are due to go out today but only 4 copies I think and they're early # ones.

Issues 200+ go out tomorrow so if its before then it will be ok, if not let me know by tonight as I wont have a chance to do unfortunately

I did post a link of all the WD's and their contents, bare with me and will try to dig out.....

Here it is

http://www.gamehobby.net/white_dwarf_magazine/
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 27, 2008, 01:45:18 PM
Na its cool, i think it was between issue 196 to 206, but dont let me hold you up, i can always find it some other time.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 27, 2008, 02:09:41 PM
I'm not sending off issues 196-200 yet but 201+ are all boxed up now ready for collection in the morning.  Doubt the others will go off before the weekend as waiting for an e-cheque to clear and that takes at least 5 days I think, if its in one of those 5 issues I have time to check in them so will let ya know later mate
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 27, 2008, 11:24:48 PM
ok found it, its issue 96, was off a bit, but thats normal for me:)


oh and happy birthday coming up:)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 28, 2008, 04:51:11 AM
I'll dig it out for ya sometime today mate.  Luckilly I am waiting on a phone number to add to the delivery booking so didnt send that one out this morning  :icon_wink:

Oh cheers for birthday wishes, its my 30th soon so am forgetting all about it and any future ones from now on  :shrug:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 28, 2008, 06:50:46 AM
Your just 29 forever now :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 28, 2008, 06:59:38 AM
LOL 29 going on 12.... I have vowed never to grow up and am looking to buy shares in Oil of Ulay !!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 28, 2008, 09:02:36 AM
29 isnt old, just look at like my gran does, she counts up to 29 and then back again down to 1, so far shes on her 2nd time down.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 28, 2008, 12:45:59 PM
lol I'd lose count with my lack of memory, best just to forget them altogether which is something my memory can cope with  :icon_w00t:

Been through issue 96 but cant find the bit you mean, can you give me any more info?  Is it the Chapter Approved section you mean?  I am sending these out tomorrow morning so have until late tonight before I seal up the box, please be quick !!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on May 28, 2008, 11:52:59 PM
no idea, it was quoted as being in issue 96, if its not there, no problem. as for info, the mentors were the old weapons testers, very broken, with bolters that increased in strength, teleporters, and one of my old favorites ( the displacement sheild).

like i say, its no problem, i'll find it somewhere.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Perv on May 29, 2008, 05:20:37 AM
Didnt see it in there sorry mate.   :icon_scratch:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on August 03, 2008, 07:14:30 AM
started my Vampire RL group last week, and its doing really well, having alot of fun storytelling, its so good to be back in the saddle. :icon_cool:


just a quick rundown for any who like to hear about this kinda thing. the game takes place in 1993 and the sabbat have invaded sanfran, seattle, and the anarches have mexico and LA bottled up. the Cammies are of corse in VAncouver, but the story takes place from Spokan, as the former prince rallies and attenpts to wrest back control.

the group has started off by finding out that all the other 'regular teams' are off doing important work or have been wiped out in the war, and that they are to investigate a string of murderes in the docks district that have targeted high and middle position traders and exporters (thus hurting the money  that is desperately needed at the moment) the strange thing is the bodies keep disapearing just after they are found, and the group suspects the Nosferatu of being behind it. as it stands the first session was a whos who of the city, along with who hates or likes, allies with this group or another, and the politics and protocals of the new princedom. along with a little roleplaying and investigating, that has lead to a small skirmish with a local childs gang, and then the discovery of a body of a gaurd that goes strangly missing right out from the back of the SUV while they are driving. right now, the group is confused as they really dont know who is telling the truth or even if people are who they say they are (intended) but they have worked out a plan of attack like real troopers and are loving the confusion as they bumble around.

things should get really intresting next session as they put there plans to action.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on August 04, 2008, 04:35:31 AM
Happy dance! New surgery has broken ground and the walls are up.  Was deciding on the position of the chair and power points. So cool.

Up and running in October!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bungle on August 04, 2008, 04:45:19 AM
Congrats.. when is the sprog due?

I am just spending my visiting time with Sally looking at him... it weird he is huge compared to all the others in the ward.. almost twice the length.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on August 04, 2008, 04:48:39 AM
Must have good genes Bungle! We are joining your club in Sep 12/13.

Its a good thiing (except for poor sally ) that the size is big. Healthy little bugger that means.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on August 04, 2008, 06:15:04 AM
Its a good thiing (except for poor sally ) that the size is big. Healthy little bugger that means.

:yeahthat:  Much better than a 2lb 2oz little one, which was a bit scarey  :icon_eek:  Now go and get everything perfect and ready for when they come home, it'll earn brownie points you'll need soon enough :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2008, 07:47:03 AM
Congrats on the ground breaking AM!!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Medved on August 04, 2008, 08:12:48 AM
the electricy board have given me some money back for my accound being loads in credit. i might actually be able to buy things at games day next month (so long as i stash it and don't let the missus find out)

 :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t: :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Baldemyr on August 05, 2008, 02:32:52 PM
I am getting another promotion-now ill be head of the IT department here and will be <to quote my boss> "a substantial pay increase"



Schweet :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on August 06, 2008, 06:03:07 AM
Congrats Baldemyr.

Hope you dont have too much stress in the new position!

Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on August 06, 2008, 07:00:39 AM
I now have all the films for the first two Doctor Who's William Hartnell and patrick Troughton and I'm converting the last two video's now.
Only about another 100 to buy to take me up to the crud*py 1996 Doctor Who film by Paul McGann, Don't know If I will go past Sylvester McCoy.
Most of Season's 7-26 are video only and can be very cheep on Ebay.

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Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Baldemyr on August 06, 2008, 09:50:13 AM
Congrats Baldemyr.

Hope you dont have too much stress in the new position!



Actually..im completely power mad  so should do fine-its not my fault though. Its genetic.  my parentage is Germand and English.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on August 06, 2008, 09:55:46 AM
Actually..im completely power mad  so should do fine-its not my fault though. Its genetic.  my parentage is Germand and English.

Oi! We had an Empire for your benefit, not ours! ;) Not Much, Anyway!!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on August 24, 2008, 07:06:21 AM
just finished looking over the CMON pages, the FOD compananies are very well represented, its a good feeling to see them doing well on a major site like that.  :clap2:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Medved on September 02, 2008, 03:21:21 AM
got a job interview......whooohoo! first in 4 weeks for a job i might actually be suited for!  fingers crossed for next tuesday
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Bungle on September 02, 2008, 07:35:43 AM
thats good to hear, good luck with it mate
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 02, 2008, 08:02:31 AM
Great news, Medved :)  I'm hoping your do your best and land that job! :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Medved on September 02, 2008, 09:37:49 AM
so am i because it sounds near identical to what i'd been doing for the last 9 months or so.

and its just round the corner from gaming store too (less than 100m)  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on September 02, 2008, 05:00:45 PM
Good luck with the interview Stu.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 03, 2008, 04:35:25 AM
and its just round the corner from gaming store too (less than 100m)  :icon_cool:

Surely that bit is bad news ;)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on September 04, 2008, 05:15:20 PM
Best of luck, Stu, I hope it works out for you!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on September 30, 2008, 05:53:21 AM
Just cast my first ever minis last night, using plaster and a mold I picked up via the LAF :icon_smile:

It's ace - I love doing it, even though there were a few problems!  I'll post a few pics when I get around to taking some!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on September 30, 2008, 02:07:00 PM
Just cast my first ever minis last night, using plaster and a mold I picked up via the LAF :icon_smile:

It's ace - I love doing it, even though there were a few problems!  I'll post a few pics when I get around to taking some!

Two words: Hirst Arts! (http://www.hirstarts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=HAOS)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: gi6ers on September 30, 2008, 02:23:38 PM
Woo-hoo I started painting something! (5 somethings and a scenic base)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on September 30, 2008, 04:14:12 PM
SCULPTURE SUPPLIES
http://www.canonburyarts.co.uk/materials/sculpture.html

This is very good stuff for making flexable moulds and is reuseable, No good with heat but works great with plaster.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gelflex-Remeltable-Moulding-Rubber-1Kg-Flexible_W0QQitemZ330249410130QQihZ014QQcategoryZ75576QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on October 01, 2008, 04:17:12 AM
Thanks for the links chaps - I have bookmarked them and will refer to them as needed :)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Dr.Evil on October 01, 2008, 03:57:32 PM
The second link bottom of the page "books
 
mouldmakers handbook - very good images and instructions on all varieties of mouldmaking and casting. £25.00".

Might get that as it's allways handy to have refferance on hand.
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on October 02, 2008, 04:25:58 AM
If I'd not just spent £85 on discounted Foundry books, I might join you ... maybe next month :)

I've still got a DVD that I picked up off ebay on mold making that I've not watched yet!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on November 13, 2008, 12:16:41 PM
just cause it aint spam:)

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Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 13, 2008, 12:21:29 PM
lol
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Chrysalis on November 13, 2008, 01:32:07 PM
Ok, we're moving to a bigger appartment this week-end. It means two things:

- First, right now, I'm all dedicated to wallpaper, painting and things like that. And I feel sooooo tired - and the hardest time has to come on saturday, when we'll carry all the boxes and furniture. :shrug:

- The other thing is that I'll be off the net for an unknown time. So see you soon guys!

(Yes, this is still an anti-rant thread, because we're real glad moving to a bigger place, and only on the first floor - whereas we were on the third without an elevator, and with two kids!)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 22, 2009, 07:32:31 AM
I just bought my tickets to go and see the New England Patriots playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium in the autumn.  Woop! :D
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: alrith72 on January 22, 2009, 09:23:30 AM
Me too  :icon_w00t:, 3rd year in a row for me! I'll be a Bucs fan for that one, sorry Keeper!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on November 28, 2009, 02:46:43 PM
This doesn't start off sounding like an anti-rant thread, but stick with it ...

Some of you will know that I was made redundant two weeks ago (Monday 16th November, to be precice).  Well, I've been rather busy (and not a little bit lucky) in the mean time, and I have landed a three-month contrtact, with options to extend, starting Tuesday 1st December! And more than that, I am really looking forward to the work! :)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Agentmolar on November 29, 2009, 02:33:51 AM
Congrats! Great news on the second part of your post!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on November 29, 2009, 03:06:59 PM
Thanks, Agentmolar :)  Just need to deal with the cumbersome bureaucraacy of the JobCentre that is only just starting to realise I've been made redundant.  I hope I don't give one of the advisors a heart attack by finding work so quickly!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 30, 2009, 10:13:40 AM
Great news Keeper! Best of luck with the new job
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: cheddarmonger on December 02, 2009, 08:54:19 AM
Wow!  Where have I been?  Congrats, and good luck!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 02, 2009, 08:58:28 AM
Good to see you around cheddar
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on December 02, 2009, 10:52:29 AM
Thanks Cheddar :)  Actually I'm now programming UI on embedded Linux systems.  Probably not a million miles from those controllers you said your Dad wanted to use.

Actually, my first job was programming binary loadlifters - very similar to your vaporators in most respects ... ;)
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Hawkins on December 02, 2009, 11:10:29 AM
Hey Chedder good to see you around!
Title: Re: The Anti-Rant Thread
Post by: Keeper on January 07, 2010, 06:24:28 AM
It is my eldest daughter's first day at school today. Her Mum dropped her off and she said she was happy, settled straight in and didn't even look like she might cry! Yay!!

We'd better make sure she doesn't get lost in the deep snow on the way home, though!! :D

Just before school:
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