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I may have just acquired this for a new model building project.  The goal: to build a USS Guerrero model, complete with appropriate decals. 

This will be something that I will take my time with.  Now to hopefully get some appropriate images of the ship so I can do the job justice. 

I’ll also have to acquire something for RBL_Snoopy too.  Probably a TIE Interceptor, the guy was phenomenal in them online.

agentzingari:

Twisted was an artist, specifically a tattoo artist. He’d stopped over the past year, after his health got bad, but he never stopped drawing. He was always proud of his work, whither it was something fresh, or a cover up of an old tattoo, he poured himself into it. I had talked with him, about him giving me my first tattoo when I got around to finally visiting him, specifically that star wars one, he designed that for me. Now, now I don’t know. I still have the original art, I think I may frame it.

He was a good guy who had a bad hand dealt to him.  I’ll miss the crazy goofball.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The gauntlet had been thrown to me by my brother to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.  And then they used a front-end bucket loader to dump a whole bunch of ice cold water on themselves (he and his wife).  Well, I can’t compete with that, so I accepted the challenge, and I decided to raise the bar a little, in my own way.

Not only will I donate to ALS, but I will also add donations to two additional charities: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project. I don’t expect anyone else to donate to those additional ones, but since the entire point is to donate to charity anyways, why not add a couple more?

The video will not be on Tumblr…mostly because it wasn’t necessary: the people who needed to see me complete it were notified.  My challenges have gone out, now it’s up to them to continue it.  Mwuahaha!

If YOU would like to donate to ALS, or to the two others I picked, here’s the links.  Enjoy the bracing cold!

ALS Association
http://www.alsa.org/
fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

Additional charities:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
https://donate.vvmf.org/
page/contribute/donate-to-the-vvmf

Wounded Warrior Project
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.o
rg/donate.aspx

'I Will Personally Pay For Every Member Of The Westboro Baptist Church To Fly To Iraq Right Now'

thisistab:

satumitsumi:

nergal-junior:

(To Westboro Baptist Church)

"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life," Hills said on his UK television program "The Last Leg," "how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?"

Hills then took his suggestion a step further by making a generous offer. “I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”

GUYS

THEY ACCEPTED

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IF HE CAN’T PAY THEN I WILL GIVE HIM SOME OF MY MONEY. CAN I DONATE TO THIS? SOMEONE GIVE ME A LINK. 

If this is legit…we should totally assist in making this happen.  They can kickstarter this, right?

dr-archeville:

cheskamouse:

fastcompany:

Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams

Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

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Oh god, Science has made the Fish gun.. WHYYYYYYYYY!?

Science isn’t about WHY, it’s about WHY NOT?!

Also, it’s to get salmon back to their spawning grounds, so the species can continue (and so we can keep eating their delicious flesh)!

TROUT CANNON!

Gen Con 2014 Day 4

Not a lot to say about the last day of the convention.  Mostly it was running around, returning unused generic tickets for a system credit, and getting the last few items from the Dealer room or Anime Artist Alley (which they renamed it to something ridiculous that doesn’t make any sense to me and just about killed it).  And then spent 5-6 hours on the road back home with the group I was with. 

Highlights of the convention:

  • Meeting Jim Butcher (he recognized the items on my Stetson as belonging to Armor, which surprised the living hell out of me! Very cool guy)
  • Checking out the Fantasy Flight booth and seeing their new goodies that are coming out (pics shall be forthcoming) like the XCOM board game, Star Wars: Imperial Assault and Star Wars: Armada
  • Talking with one of the developers at Fantasy Flight for Imperial Assault and XCOM
  • Talking art and hanging out a bit with artists, such as Lar DeSouza of Blind Ferret Entertainment and Lance Red, and Scott James
  • Using my game pushing powers to sweet talk Sohmer, the founder of Blind Ferret Entertainment, into buying the Xwing mini’s Core Set (he is definitely into the game and also wanted to know how many players could play, where you could get space mats, which you can get battle mats from Chessex or space mats from Gale Force Nine…he also wants a Star Destroyer huge ship. Fantasy Flight, I’m not saying you should hit me up and channel my powers…but you should totally hit me up and channel my powers)
  • Playing several games, such as Elder Signs by Fantasy Flight, a demo of DAMAGE REPORT by Break From Reality Games, Lascaux (a now discontinued game) by Mayfair Games
  • Renting a bike and peddling around Indy using a rent-a-bike service called Bikeshare.  That’s apparently a thing in some of the larger cities..and I’m all for it!

The rush to get to Butcher on Saturday was nuts.  He had two signings, one on Friday and one on Saturday.  Friday he started signing books at 3, but people had lined up at NOON.  So when we showed up at 2:30, they had long since been capped.  Poor guy had to put ice on his wrist at one point, so they had to also limit how many things to sign.  So we got to the doors of the Dealer Room at 9 am, and played some of Elder Signs while we waited for them to open.  At 10 am the doors opened.  I and two of my buddies managed to get in line at 10:01.  By 10:02 the line had already snaked back around past where we were.  They capped it off at 10:10.  Like I said, it was nuts.

A nice bonus to having Butcher there though was seeing several Harry Dresden cosplays walking around.  Was very good stuff indeed. 

Also the Tilted Kilt was a fun place.  Kind of like Hooters, but a little classier I suppose. 

I walked away with a nice amount of goodies.  A few art pieces, a foam case for my Xwing mini’s Corvette and Transport, a vinyl star mat for the Xwing minis game, a mug and shirt from the Ram Resturant and Brewery, a Skull push-pin from the PVP Online webcomic, a shirt from Oomba for playing Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock, and the Rebel Aces expansion pack for the Xwing minis game.

A good vacation, well needed, and the exhaustion well earned.

And now for pictures to follow

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