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« Reply #5525 on: October 21, 2018, 09:27:33 PM »
Not sure if this is in the wrong thread because it ends with starting with a whole new start. The unhappy part is almost everything Iíve thought I was working towards has/ is ending. Itís extremely liberating in one sense to have very little to be attached too as 28 years of life, family and all associated stuff disappears. I really donít think I have the heart to continue the hobby anymore. Iím going to pack all the crap up again and contemplate selling it all. The house we're going to has a 5x11 room that Iím pretty sure I can finish to an every square inch used to the max and maybe I will but Iím going to reduce everything to storage boxes and think pretty hard about it. None of my old pre Warhammer gaming stuff seems to make sense anymore so itís heading for the dump. All my fathers train stuff and modelling stuff (where I got the bug from) has been taken apart and dismantled to be sold off or trashed. We all have to go thru it eventually so itís all good. I just find I want nothing to remind me of the life here  which was hard but healthy and will start fresh in November.
Artoban ... don't give up entirely on the hobby.  Take life one day at a time, which I know is a bit cliche, but it works.  If you put your hobby to one side for a bit, you'll have to come back to after the current moments are moved through.  Life is too short for throwing out the best parts.  Hang in there, and go slow, don't do anything out of anger with your current situation.  Do what the current situation requires in moving, downsizing, etc., although don't over react.  You'll be ok, and be glad your hobby things that are saved until a better time are available when you want them again.
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« Reply #5526 on: October 22, 2018, 12:47:33 AM »
I'm with GP. There's never anything wrong with packing things up and storing them, even for a long time if need be. I hope your doing good over there.

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« Reply #5527 on: October 22, 2018, 09:08:57 AM »
I would store, Artobahn. Maybe weed out some stuff (if I wasnt a bit of a hoarder) but definitely store. There could be joy in returning later. If you like the hobby now, then chances are you would like it then too. It is a form of creative escapism of an utterly harmless kind.
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« Reply #5528 on: October 22, 2018, 10:48:43 AM »
Sounds like a pretty massive change Artoban. I'm sorry to hear such great stuff is going, but sometimes a fresh start in life really is what is needed.

Thanks Gankom 😺 Iím thinking itís a good time for a restart. Everything g seems to be falling into sync so itís a good time to go with the flow. I had a good talk with my son yesterday and we sorted the only things he wanted to keep Warhammer and the soldier collection lol and some old gaming consoles. Everything else out. That made it easier and Iíll make another attempt at hobby but not for a few months.
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« Reply #5529 on: October 22, 2018, 12:02:39 PM »
You can't be getting rid of all your Orks?  Nor the Guard figures?  Nor your scenery? :icon_eek:

And I presume the Warhammer figures and soldiers include the ones used with Lion/Dragon Rampant, hopefully.
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« Reply #5530 on: October 22, 2018, 12:17:24 PM »
Unfortunately some scenery including the new Ďbambooí roof fiasco but all armyís are coming. All my old rules books 6,7,8 are going as well as all codexes 6,7,8 fantasy/40k books as well. Have an unused dreadfleet that will find its way to eBay as well. Of my other than Warhammer book collection, all is going save Ďthe forgotten soldierí and my Steven Erickson collection. Even my tintin books and lovecraft collection.

Thanks for your advice Padre and GP, Gankom. Didnít see the last posts for some reason. I will store my collection but the wedding will take place. I have a Ďparadise lostí coffee table book Feanor and his love of classics might like.
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Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
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Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

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« Reply #5531 on: October 23, 2018, 12:07:33 PM »
Make sure you don't confuse objects/things that make you happy with the current house where you are happy.

If you are having to get used to new different 'reduced' circumstances, the comfort of hobby items that you love can be a great boost.
Of course there will be stuff in your collection that doesn't hold a special place, but don't let something go you may regret - however small the new place, there's room for a well packaged box or two.

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« Reply #5532 on: October 23, 2018, 12:18:21 PM »
To Midaski ... and Artoban ... :::cheers:::

Don't give up the ship hobby :icon_exclaim: :icon_mrgreen:
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« Reply #5533 on: October 23, 2018, 12:44:30 PM »
I don't think I could ever part with any of my armies. I don't get to use them much with my current work schedule but I could never part with any of them. I don't think I've used my Skaven and Necrons forces more than once since assembling them but I could never part with them as they all mean so much to me
Toys on the other hand? eBay is helping me laugh all the way to the bank

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« Reply #5534 on: October 23, 2018, 08:34:33 PM »
Thanks guys! I have to admit I was feeling pretty low and on second thoughts I will hang on to the armies.  I will purge all the old books though thinking existing square base - T9, AoS easily accessible, dragon and lion  rampart, easily workable and all the new 40k I havnt even explored. All games currently supported which I find I really need. Iíll store everything at the shop at work and see about building a new room with the little space available. A new challenge a few months away. Just 8 days to get the equivalent of 2 homes dismantled. If I still drank, the rum would be flowing😸
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Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
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Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

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« Reply #5535 on: October 23, 2018, 10:42:16 PM »
Yes!  Saving the minis and rules you're likely to use, that is a wise move. :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #5536 on: October 25, 2018, 01:10:44 PM »
Whilst walking my dog through a park in the low income area of town, we discovered a dead terrier in a stinking bog. The poor thing had been stabbed repeatedly.  :Ohmy:
If I didn't know any better, I'd swear the welfare dependant peasantry who inhabit the area had sacrificed the poor animal to the great unclean one. Too bad there isn't an inquisitor in the local yellow pages who can deal with that sort of heresy.

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« Reply #5537 on: October 25, 2018, 05:39:41 PM »
Dunkin Donuts changed their name to Dunkins, and stopped selling chocolate covered coffee rolls! :icon_eek: :icon_sad:
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« Reply #5538 on: October 26, 2018, 06:18:04 PM »
Dunkin Donuts changed their name to Dunkins

WHY?

Even I know the name of that chain and I'm probably a few thousand miles away from the nearest one. Seems like destruction of your own legacy to me. Next you know it they'll try to pull a 'New Coke'.
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« Reply #5539 on: October 30, 2018, 12:17:51 PM »
Woke up to find my name scratch from the doorbell, and instead "AfD". Worst part I live in one of the most open minded cities in Germany.  I support the right to have your political views, but things like this show that extreme ideology is not always followed by the smartest people.

AfD = Conservative anti immigration party in Germany.
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« Reply #5540 on: October 30, 2018, 12:33:05 PM »
I just bought a Vikers tank kit [the specific version, I cannot recall of the top of my head]. Not only was it a nightmare to assemble as the instructions were misprinted and hard to follow but the plastic was cheap, warped in numerous places and I discovered tonight that I'd put the wheel bogies on the wrong way around

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« Reply #5541 on: October 30, 2018, 02:22:34 PM »
Dunkin Donuts changed their name to Dunkins
WHY?
Good question.

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Even I know the name of that chain and I'm probably a few thousand miles away from the nearest one. Seems like destruction of your own legacy to me. Next you know it they'll try to pull a 'New Coke'.
They did that many years ago. They switched to no cholesterol in their donuts.  The yumminess changed over night.

There is nothing like a best tasting high octane cholesterol chocked full donut.

The idea that they're giving up on chocolate covered and maple covered coffee rolls, total crud.
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« Reply #5542 on: October 30, 2018, 06:53:42 PM »
Woke up to find my name scratch from the doorbell, and instead "AfD".

Such a cowardly punk move.

I just bought a Vikers tank kit [the specific version, I cannot recall of the top of my head]. Not only was it a nightmare to assemble as the instructions were misprinted and hard to follow but the plastic was cheap, warped in numerous places and I discovered tonight that I'd put the wheel bogies on the wrong way around

What brand was the kit from?
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« Reply #5543 on: October 30, 2018, 07:20:49 PM »
Quote bawtrm: Quote from: Realjuan on Today at 12:17:51 PM
Woke up to find my name scratch from the doorbell, and instead "AfD".

Such a cowardly punk move.

Extreme cowardice.
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« Reply #5544 on: October 30, 2018, 07:58:16 PM »
So ... I talked with the local location for Dunkin Donuts about the story I heard with them discontinuing butternut donuts.

They said the lady I heard that from didn't know what she was talking about.  They said that there was an issue with the way they were making them that had to be fixed before they could continue.

Good news is they are still making them. Cahcoo! :icon_biggrin:

Bad news is some lady actually told me they weren't?  Reminds me of how stories can get so twisted beyond the original meaning.
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« Reply #5545 on: October 31, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
Woke up to find my name scratch from the doorbell, and instead "AfD". Worst part I live in one of the most open minded cities in Germany.  I support the right to have your political views, but things like this show that extreme ideology is not always followed by the smartest people.

AfD = Conservative anti immigration party in Germany.

Such people are so sad... I feel pity for them that they have a brain the size of a peanut..
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« Reply #5546 on: November 01, 2018, 02:55:29 PM »
Is there a term or phrase for when an artist looks upon their own art and then instantly hates it and rips it to shreds?

I am writing an overview for my novel for nation novel writing month and I feel that way right now.
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« Reply #5547 on: November 01, 2018, 04:36:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure that is one of the most normal responses to your own art ever. I feel that way about 100% of my painting, 98% of my writing, and generally about anything else creative I do.

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« Reply #5548 on: November 01, 2018, 05:09:26 PM »
 I got half way through a novel several years ago but then got stuck re-re-re-writing existing bits. The story I had in my head, I just lost confidence in the writing. I read some of if recently, however, and it seemed fine. Better than fine. I think the feeling of hatred is to do with the fact that you have just been working closely with a piece.
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« Reply #5549 on: November 01, 2018, 05:11:57 PM »
Yep, stepping away for a little bit could work wonders! :::cheers:::
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