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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Jasmine » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:47 pm

Just got back from Anime Expo! It was my first time going to an anime convention.

It was fun seeing all the cosplayers, but I think the crowd was a bit too much for me :misc6:

I think I'll just stick to Ren Faire- while still crowded, it wasn't quite as crowded as that. Plus Ren Faire is outside so it doesn't feel so cramped. It was kinda intimidating from the sheer number of lines for things that we didn't know were happening :unamused: We had really been looking forward to playing D&D only to find out they had already filled out a super long waiting list and a completely booked primary list- and we just stood around for half an hour trying to figure out what was going on, only to be turned away.

Oh well.
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Postby Ghost_the_Crow » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:17 pm

I was browsing through a catalogue I got at our local sex shop two days ago. Saw this „worlds first silicone stroker“ again and was looking online for it yesterday/this morning. And on their website was this video where they say it meets military standards. Dunno if I should take that serious because of how it’s enacted :laugh:

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Postby reine » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:28 am

My bedroom has been invaded by ants! Argh!! ;__; I don't know why; I don't bring food or anything besides water into my room, and I just vacuumed recently... I'm going to have to put that ant spray down.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Niah » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:18 am

It's finally cooled off enough that I've been able to sleep comfortably at night and I'm finally having a cup of tea after weeks without any (been too damn hot to drink or eat anything hot without sweating).

I'm actually settling into work pretty well now. I work mostly evening shifts this month and I much prefer it since I work by myself. I have unintentionally gotten attached to a 3 week old Alpine buckling. He was premature, but he's finally putting on weight and slowly getting over his issues with diarrhea. He's still sounds cruddy since he had a bit of an upper respiratory infection. His mother is named Glacier, so my boss wanted something geological for his name and she let me name him. I've been re-reading the Lord of the Rings, so the baby is named Erebor. Now I just hope he makes it to being weaned. The first few months are the most risky and if they can make it to their 4 or 5 month to where they're fully weaned then they're pretty much set. She's going to wait for him to be completely healthy before she disbuds him (removes his horns) and castrates him. We usually sell most of the wethers (castrated males), but she's assured me he'll either stay on the farm or, if sold, go to good family as a pet. I'm still half-tempted to ask about adopting him. I'm sure I'd be able to, but I'm not sure if she'd let him stay on the farm once I leave there (providing I can get a full-time job somewhere). I can't exactly keep him with me since Alpines are not small goats and even wethers get big (not sure if they get as big as the bucks). He's so sweet though. He likes sucking on my fingers and I keep explaining that there's no milk there, lol. He responds to my voices and comes up to me and everything. So yeah, I'm super attached and if he dies or has to be put down it's not going to be easy on me at all. He's very dark and has a faint bit of white at his nose. I wish she'd let him keep his horns; goats with horns look so badass, but it's a safety (their safety and ours) reason and some other reasons for removing them. Disbudding has to be done when they're no more than about a month to 2 months old; once they get bigger it's very dangerous. If you were to try it on an adult you risk getting into the sinus cavities and there can be major complications and a high risk of infection and, ultimately, death. So they're either removed very young or not at all.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby little-mythgital » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:42 am

That moment when anxiety settles in when you see a big family drive by heading towards the coast area. Well one they were staring into our garden well.
But I freaked out cause the birds are nesting down there, I know that makes me a bit of a party-pooper but I have my big concerns due to declining numbers and all. Well if they know where the birds nest are, which is near the wall bit but sometimes they like laying them in weird places, it's okay. But I am very concerned cause their eggs are the same colour as the stones.

I could write something on the page for the locals to be careful of the nests and all if they are new here but chances are they will just laugh at me :eyeroll: Cause the new people are very very.... I would say they think they are entitled to whatever they want to do.

This is what happens when one is a member of a bird/wildlife charity and sees something that could mean the danger to said wildlife.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Rainbow Dasher » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:14 am

So, tracking still lists my BD toys on the mainland. I just found them sitting outside on the front step, in plain view of the town. The box was, obviously, tossed at my front door. Looks like BD no longer requires for sig upon delivery nor do they pass the parcel on to Star Track, for those of us not near a main hub. Hope my Stubbs isn't treated that way when it finally ships.

Still, my adopts are here! The Dexter is...OMG! Tiny little sparklies all throughout the toy. It almost looks metallic. The greens and blues are lovely.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Ghost_the_Crow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 am

Spent the last three days after work with building my own arrows ^^

These are the current 9 (out of 12 Rods, 3 still to do)
Only one got a fletching though as a test subject.

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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Curiosa » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:25 pm

Ghost_the_Crow wrote:Spent the last three days after work with building my own arrows ^^

These are the current 9 (out of 12 Rods, 3 still to do)
Only one got a fletching though as a test subject.

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That looks really nice! It's been awhile since I've done anything archery related, I kinda miss it. I've had to re-fletch arrows before and a fetching jig makes it super easy.

I was given these carbon fiber arrow shafts for my birthday one year, which are an absolute dream to shoot! I'm really short* and I shoot at a low draw weight, so it messes with what type of arrows I can properly use. For me the shafts need to be both short and super flexible, which really limits my options. My SO, meanwhile, is super tall and shoots a higher draw weight than average so his arrows have got to be really stiff.

*I'm so small I can only comfortably grab handles for bows normally made for kids. It's not a problem now, but if I ever get strong enough to up the draw weight it might be a bit difficult finding the right arms fot that.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Ghost_the_Crow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Curiosa wrote:
Ghost_the_Crow wrote:Spent the last three days after work with building my own arrows ^^

These are the current 9 (out of 12 Rods, 3 still to do)
Only one got a fletching though as a test subject.

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That looks really nice! It's been awhile since I've done anything archery related, I kinda miss it. I've had to re-fletch arrows before and a fetching jig makes it super easy.

I was given these carbon fiber arrow shafts for my birthday one year, which are an absolute dream to shoot! I'm really short* and I shoot at a low draw weight, so it messes with what type of arrows I can properly use. For me the shafts need to be both short and super flexible, which really limits my options. My SO, meanwhile, is super tall and shoots a higher draw weight than average so his arrows have got to be really stiff.

*I'm so small I can only comfortably grab handles for bows normally made for kids. It's not a problem now, but if I ever get strong enough to up the draw weight it might be a bit difficult finding the right arms fot that.


Yea I got some carbon arrows as well as a few wooden ones I bought along with my bow in May '16

But since I always pick up one stupid idea after the other I got into building my own arrows. Will see how the unfletched ones work for longer distances tomorrow after school.
They were just 1m Wooden rods from hardware stores, did the rest myself and hope they don’t shatter on me ^^
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Jasmine » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Ghost_the_Crow wrote:
Curiosa wrote: :words:


I have a 28" draw, and I used carbons in competition or aluminum shafts when just shooting for fun at the range, depending on the distance. The skinny carbons were great for trying to get tight groupings, but the aluminums were so thick that you could get a point higher just from how big a hole they'd punch :stick:

I ended up selling my gear, but I did collegiate Archery for a couple of years! It was pretty fun! I had a Hoyt 2008 Kobalt that I got second hand, and the damn thing was always just a bit too heavy for me to pull back comfortably lol. I'd use the club/team compounds, but they were all at different draw lengths/weights so it wasn't quite the same as having your own dedicated setup (at least without a bit of hassle). My first year competing I was using this huuuuuge compound- seriously one of the longest risers I've ever seen in one- that would smack me right above the knee when I did a drop release. Almost dislocated my shoulder pulling her back once! ^^;

Recurve is great, but I loved the snap-POP of a compound release as the arrow hit the target! Not so great when those carbon arrows hit the wooden stand for the target and you had to carve it out with a knife, though lol
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby eloeelwe » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Ghost_the_Crow wrote:Spent the last three days after work with building my own arrows ^^

These are the current 9 (out of 12 Rods, 3 still to do)
Only one got a fletching though as a test subject.



I do so love archery, but it has been a very long time since I last pulled back my bow.
It's a Black Hawk 'Wasp', that my grandfather handed down to me. It has an 80 pound draw weight at 28 inches, and is a beast to shoot. Unfortunately, it can't shoot light aluminum or carbon arrows well, (they kind of fly side ways a few feet from the bow, before the the air catches the flights and straighten them up again) wooden shafts are it's preferred ammo. I never had the velocity measured, but I can tell you it is exceptionally fast.

Speaking of arrows, I used to do some fletching when I was in Boy Scouts. I would use a devise to mount my flights that would ensure a good spin to the arrow, by putting a bit of a twist to the flights. I forget what it was called, but many allow you to adjust that spiral twist.

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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby KnotyDes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:50 pm

I have done some very minor dabbling in archery. i wasn't serious about investing in anything other than a few classes though.

Finding a bow i could draw was fun though, anything under 30" i could almost un string with my draw. i thought it was funny. ended up finding out i was comfortable with a 33.5" draw, which i was told was awkward.

it was a fun way to spend a few afternoons.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Tallon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:46 am

Ghost_the_Crow wrote:
Curiosa wrote:
Ghost_the_Crow wrote:Spent the last three days after work with building my own arrows ^^

These are the current 9 (out of 12 Rods, 3 still to do)
Only one got a fletching though as a test subject.

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That looks really nice! It's been awhile since I've done anything archery related, I kinda miss it. I've had to re-fletch arrows before and a fetching jig makes it super easy.

I was given these carbon fiber arrow shafts for my birthday one year, which are an absolute dream to shoot! I'm really short* and I shoot at a low draw weight, so it messes with what type of arrows I can properly use. For me the shafts need to be both short and super flexible, which really limits my options. My SO, meanwhile, is super tall and shoots a higher draw weight than average so his arrows have got to be really stiff.

*I'm so small I can only comfortably grab handles for bows normally made for kids. It's not a problem now, but if I ever get strong enough to up the draw weight it might be a bit difficult finding the right arms fot that.


Yea I got some carbon arrows as well as a few wooden ones I bought along with my bow in May '16

But since I always pick up one stupid idea after the other I got into building my own arrows. Will see how the unfletched ones work for longer distances tomorrow after school.
They were just 1m Wooden rods from hardware stores, did the rest myself and hope they don’t shatter on me ^^



That's awesome! I really miss archery. When I lived in Colorado, firing a bow was banned in my city limits, even if it was in my own freakin' huge back yard. But in archery class prior to that law, I found I was quite good at it. My spouse and I occasionally muse on getting our own bow for target practice now that we're in a different state and our property is much more accommodating. I'll have to remind my family that I want one when my the holidays and my birthday come up. Anyway, those look awesome. I hope they fire well!
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Ghost_the_Crow » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:56 am

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That's awesome! I really miss archery. When I lived in Colorado, firing a bow was banned in my city limits, even if it was in my own freakin' huge back yard. But in archery class prior to that law, I found I was quite good at it. My spouse and I occasionally muse on getting our own bow for target practice now that we're in a different state and our property is much more accommodating. I'll have to remind my family that I want one when my the holidays and my birthday come up. Anyway, those look awesome. I hope they fire well!


Will see in a few hours, also thinking of making my own non-metal arrowheads. Like from Glass, porcelain or flint if I can get some. Or I ask a classmate to forge some metal ones.

BTW: I use a 35 pounds Hun-Bow
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Postby wolfstardobe » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:13 pm

I got a mountain bike and a bike rack for my car. Gonna start riding on the trails. I’m hoping to get my dog to do some bike-jouring.
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Postby Tallon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Had a long talk with my mother-in-law today on our way to my psychiatrist (her office is quite a drive away). It sounds like my spouse and I have finally talked her into handing care of her mother, who has Alzheimer's, to her older sister. Her sister has the spare bedroom for it, first off. (My spouse and I have had to reduce playtime to clandestine affairs in the basement, since our son has been forced to sleep in our bed.) Everyone in the house is on edge when Grandma is around, and for good reason; she can get mouthy and violent. She constantly yells at my son for no reason and reduces him to tears (I admit he has a soft heart). I have a feeling this will be a weight off of mom-in-law's shoulders enough that she'll be able to go back to doing what she loves: gardening, decorating, shopping, etc. Honestly, I've missed her old self. I honestly think the whole household dynamic will change for the better. That's my hope, anyway. :smilenox:
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Postby Tallon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:18 pm

wolfstardobe wrote:I got a mountain bike and a bike rack for my car. Gonna start riding on the trails. I’m hoping to get my dog to do some bike-jouring.



Apologies for the double post. That's a spectacular idea. I really, really, really miss my bike and the Olympia trail system. It gives you a very clear, wonderful feeling while being good for you and your dog at the same time. My current town has yet to catch up on good bike trails and we don't have a bike rack for our car yet. (It's one of those "on hold" things.) Have fun! You won't regret it!
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Postby Faffy the FauxFox » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:03 pm

if people should be accepted in the situation that could arise if they want to use a -dere type as a gender. seeing how if someone for serious says their gender has the spirit of icecream, they should be respected and accepted and welcome into the "not cis club"
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Postby wolfstardobe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Tallon wrote:
wolfstardobe wrote:I got a mountain bike and a bike rack for my car. Gonna start riding on the trails. I’m hoping to get my dog to do some bike-jouring.



Apologies for the double post. That's a spectacular idea. I really, really, really miss my bike and the Olympia trail system. It gives you a very clear, wonderful feeling while being good for you and your dog at the same time. My current town has yet to catch up on good bike trails and we don't have a bike rack for our car yet. (It's one of those "on hold" things.) Have fun! You won't regret it!


We have one really nice bike trail about a mile from my house but that’s it. I hike it now, it goes 10 miles one way. Im working on getting back into biking shape and training my dog to get used to the sled dog harness. I’m excited!
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Postby Curiosa » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:02 am

The fiance and I are designing our cake toppers on Hero's Forge. We're having a blast- I just got done with mine, handed over the reigns to my SO so he can redesign his. Our cake idea is "goblins crash our wedding, we get to throw down" I got mine with some spells in her hands and a "you've come to the wrong neighborhood" expression on my figure's face. So far it looks like my SO's figure has got a sword and shield. I usually play mages, he usually plays warriors.

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