Evil Empryss
 member, 1210 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Wed 29 Oct 2014
at 02:49
Re: Mind. Blown.
Yesterday was a beautiful day and, for the first time since her injury in August and surgery in September, my dog ran.  This wouldn't have been possible without the help of those who donated money towards her surgery.  Thank you!

I have been trying to load a video in my Photobucket, but I'm having trouble with it.  If you really want to see it, rmail me and I'll link you to the Dropbox file.  :)
Evil Empryss
 member, 1213 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 01:41
Re: Mind. Blown.
For my Halloween costume this year I decided to try my hand at making a latex "ripped mouth" prosthetic using Kiana Jones SFX YouTube video as my guide. Best costume reception ever!  I terrified children and adults alike, and was stopped more than a dozen times for pictures as I took my zombiefied son trick or treating.

Now to take what I've learned to prep for next year!
Eggy
 member, 456 posts
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 02:03
Re: Mind. Blown.
I just told my friends in a game about this.

An hour ago, I came home from a costumed fun run. I didn't know what to wear and I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on something that I'd run around in on a damp day, so I went as Fifty Shades of Grey. I got a bunch of paint samples from the hardware store, taped them together and safety pinned them to my shirt.

Someone asked me if I was really wearing fifty shades.

I said, "No, because like E. L. James, I didn't fact check."
Undeadbob
 member, 1742 posts
 RPGA member #6004591
 Just a little weird
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 02:37
Re: Mind. Blown.
I'm 32 and have no kids. Super excited about that lol. Is that wrong?
Eggy
 member, 457 posts
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 02:53
Re: Mind. Blown.
Undeadbob:
I'm 32 and have no kids. Super excited about that lol. Is that wrong?

Unless they've recently passed away, I see nothing wrong with it.
Undeadbob
 member, 1743 posts
 RPGA member #6004591
 Just a little weird
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 03:00
Re: Mind. Blown.
Oh no nothing so morbid, never had them. Or at least they haven't tracked me down and kidnapped me yet.
nuric
 member, 2789 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 04:17
Re: Mind. Blown.
Undeadbob:
I'm 32 and have no kids. Super excited about that lol. Is that wrong?


Nope.  Good for you.   I'm child free as well.
facemaker329
 member, 6468 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 10:35
Re: Mind. Blown.
Just wrapped up our season at the park.  While I'm of mixed emotions about not seeing the people I've been working with for the last six weeks (and, some of them, for the last six months), I've gotta say that I'm beyond proud of the work my makeup crew did.  Every day, we made up six band members and four singers for one show, seven not-scary zombies for another show, and anywhere between six and sixteen roaming characters.  Not once did they delay the start of a show because of the makeup crew (in fact, on the second-to-last day, the makeup crew was the ONLY reason they were able to start the show on time with a full cast, since one of the zombies got stuck in traffic and arrived to get makeup done fifteen minutes before the show started--we were allotted forty-five minutes to do their makeup, so we did as much work in less than one-third the time, and it actually looked every bit as good as the ones we took our time with earlier in the afternoon).  Several times, we were working short-handed due to illness, work conflicts with other jobs, or just plain old personal conflicts that we knew about when we hired people...and we still made it all happen.

This crew wasn't quite my 'dream team' for makeup artists...but the only way I could make my dream team happen now would be if they'd let me hire three more artists, because I honestly wouldn't want to get rid of any of my 'regulars' on my crew this year, even to bring back one of the other artists that are no longer working with us (I had a couple of substitute artists that I'd consider swapping out...and one of those isn't even out of high school yet and might just build up the skills to achieve 'dream team' status.  The other one?  We'll he's talented...but his personality often bears a striking resemblance to male genitalia, so he's not very easy to work with most of the time, and is flaky to boot.)

But I had more fun this Halloween season than I've had in years.  And a lot of that is due to a crew that was solid enough to run with the ball when nobody else seemed to have a grasp on it.  I worked with some really, truly awesome people...and I'm gonna miss seeing them all.
Wyrm
 member, 525 posts
Sun 2 Nov 2014
at 05:03
Re: Mind. Blown.
Snow on Nov 1 and I am the only one not needing to dress "warmly"
Eggy
 member, 473 posts
Mon 10 Nov 2014
at 11:07
Re: Mind. Blown.
No work today! No classes today! Taking some time to just chill.

Facial + Veggie Pizza + RuPaul's Drag Race + Comics = Great Morning :)
Bigun Eagle
 member, 73 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 16:36
Re: Mind. Blown.
This might only be funny because of the horrid cold I'm fighting right now. But I just noticed that the Chamber of Lost Souls has a 'Request to Join' link at the top.

I applaud the Mods sense of humor. Bravo. I needed that laugh on a day like this.
Eggy
 member, 492 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 20:49
Re: Mind. Blown.
In reply to Bigun Eagle (msg # 567):
That is a good one. Chamber of Lost Souls is the best game on RPOL.
Brianna
 member, 1918 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2014
at 21:10
Re: Mind. Blown.
Some people do seem to request, even beg, to join the CoLS!
Undeadbob
 member, 1771 posts
 RPGA member #6004591
 Just a little weird
Thu 20 Nov 2014
at 01:38
Re: Mind. Blown.
Rpol Greeting:
We have 6,795 games with 8,994,916 posts.


In your face other roleplaying sites!
facemaker329
 member, 6483 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 25 Nov 2014
at 04:50
Re: Mind. Blown.
Wow...that hasn't happened in a LONG time...logged onto RPOL, and ALL of the games I'm in have new messages!
Undeadbob
 member, 1776 posts
 RPGA member #6004591
 Just a little weird
Fri 28 Nov 2014
at 00:19
Re: Mind. Blown.
Sent a submission to a game by a GM i used play in a game with about seven years ago, he said he would not remember old user names so people should give character names. I was not accepted into the game, which is cool, because he actually remember by name. Hopefully I'll be next in line, since he's a good GM.
Merevel
 member, 877 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 00:28
Re: Mind. Blown.
Wooot, we quit selling RIBS!
facemaker329
 member, 6495 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 3 Dec 2014
at 07:11
Re: Mind. Blown.
So, after talking with a friend over the holiday and deciding we were getting pretty close to being ready to shoot one of the short film projects we've been polishing for a while, I started feeling a little nervous about the prospects of casting.  I mean, we want this to be a good, solid project...not something that people would watch and go, "Man...good story, nice camera work...too bad they didn't find someone who could actually act."  At the same time, we're tackling this out-of-pocket...it's something we're doing for fun, not because we're expecting a big monetary return on it (if we do it right, the monetary return might happen...but it's not part of the planning.)

So, as I often do when confronted with daunting problems, I turned to my friends.  Posted something on Facebook about just testing the general interest level, explained in brief what we were doing and how it most likely wouldn't be paid...

In 24 hours, I've had over 40 individuals respond in one way or another, saying, "Yeah, I'm interested!"  Granted, some of them don't have much experience.  Some of them wouldn't work at all for what we've got in mind for our first project.  Several of them weren't speaking for themselves, they mentioned that one of their kids, or another friend, or some of their kids' friends might be interested.  But still...with the number of people who responded, and the talent level of the ones who did?  I feel like we could schedule shooting for all the projects we've got on the table right now, and do a solid job of casting them (the inexperienced folks?  We still need extras, we could find a place for them.  And if they turned out to be good, we'd find something more featured for them.)

Granted, at this point, this is just a newly-developing hobby for me.  But it's a hobby that just became a much more plausible prospect.
Merevel
 member, 898 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Sun 21 Dec 2014
at 13:24
Re: Mind. Blown.
I am not sure if this should go here or in vents lol. I just found graph paper maps from my old dnd campaigns I made as a kid... wow they were bad and brought back some memories. Though some left me scratching my head.
ginny
 member, 266 posts
Tue 30 Dec 2014
at 22:47
Re: Mind. Blown.
Last month our cat Oreo went missing, we thought him to have been run over by a car.  I was searching our local Humane Society's web page today just for fun, and found a picture of another cat that looked just like him.  When I went there to see if it really was him, I was happy beyond words to discover Oreo was still very much alive. ^_^

Whoever found him must have kept him inside over the last month, because now he is huge.  Hoping to bring him home tomorrow ^_^  So happy :)
Holobunny
 member, 8 posts
Fri 2 Jan 2015
at 22:27
Re: Mind. Blown.
Playing board games with my dad and brothers and some other folks on New Year's Eve. Time well-spent. I learned Terra Mystica. Highly recommended for anyone who likes a good strategy board game.


Now to win a match. I've played 3 so far and ended up in second place about 5 points outside of first every time.
st_nougat
 member, 428 posts
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 14:16
2 week notice
broke up with my job today
pfarland
 member, 375 posts
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 22:26
Re: 2 week notice
Finally won custody of my girls!
GamerHandle
 member, 624 posts
 Umm.. yep.
 So, there's this door...
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 22:32
Re: 2 week notice
Quit my job - only to literally have a new job appear in my life a few hours later.  Was serendipitous.
facemaker329
 member, 6566 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 24 Jan 2015
at 02:14
Re: 2 week notice
Latest freelancing project?  A friend of a friend of mine has hired me to be a fight choreographer and teach stage combat to her students...

I'd be happier about it if said friend of friend was in...oh...Vegas.  Or Southern California.  Or Florida.  Flying to North Dakota in late January feels a little too much like Russian Roulette to me...*grin*  But I'll be getting paid almost as much for a week of having fun as I get paid for two weeks of my regular job.  So even if the weather isn't what I'd like it to be, I'm still excited for the prospect.