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Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9825 on: April 08, 2021, 05:02:50 PM »
I was today years old when I learned that the Enterprise-D (and C) from TNG has a part of the ship crewed by dolphins and commanded by 2 whales. They're called the Cetacean Ops. They are referred to in two episodes of TNG.

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9826 on: April 08, 2021, 05:23:20 PM »
First time I read about that. Sounds like bad fan-fiction to be honest.  :icon_lol:

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9827 on: April 08, 2021, 07:22:19 PM »
Apparently they handled navigation for the Enterprise.  :-P I guess its because they're use to navigating in a 3D space. I wonder if they go on away missions to explore water planets. They bring it up again in the new show Lower Decks.

I imagine it was a nod to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9828 on: April 08, 2021, 07:38:19 PM »
Ha!  Perhaps they'd be smart enough, but sheesh, it still seems a bit wacky, and they'd still need to be able to learn, as well as communicate with humans.  Not sure that'll ever happen, but suppose it is conceivable.  Not likely in our life times.
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9829 on: April 09, 2021, 06:22:20 PM »
they'd still need to be able to learn, as well as communicate with humans.  Not sure that'll ever happen, but suppose it is conceivable.  Not likely in our life times.
I mean the military used to do it in the cold war and the show takes place in the 2260s with universal translators. So its possible.

I like to think this unit was conceived by that 20th century girl from when Kirk and crew went back in time and saved the whales. They did bring her to the future with them.
Something we as painters and hobbyists should always remember:
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9830 on: April 11, 2021, 12:47:51 AM »
Maybe the artist got the Enterprise confused with the submarine from Seaquest?
Am I the only person who remembers Seaquest?

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9831 on: May 07, 2021, 10:51:28 PM »
Father and daughter argument ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn1-YU8n_MU
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9832 on: May 08, 2021, 02:06:16 AM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9833 on: May 08, 2021, 06:09:54 AM »
I was in the midst of a rotten day but stumbled across a mans wallet at the mall. I handed it to the manager and felt a thousand times better afterwards.

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« Reply #9834 on: May 10, 2021, 06:34:11 PM »

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« Reply #9835 on: May 10, 2021, 06:58:20 PM »
Looks like they raised 200% above the 100% needed.  Looking forward to learning of it's release someday. :::cheers:::
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9836 on: June 06, 2021, 04:16:47 PM »
Being a cat is a damn hard life in our house

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9837 on: June 06, 2021, 05:08:48 PM »
Ha, they look like they're living the good life!

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9838 on: June 06, 2021, 11:21:26 PM »
Great photo!  And nice atmosphere there at your place too. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9839 on: June 07, 2021, 07:17:10 AM »
I found a copy of Blackstone fortress at a charity shop.
Its missing the eldar sniper lady, the posh Victorian guy and one of the ratlings but the rest of it is there. It only cost me $40.00 AU.
So far I've painted the priest [whom I've named 'Cardinal Puff'] and the zealot.
I also decided to turn the chaos marines it came with into Word bearers

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9840 on: June 08, 2021, 10:21:15 AM »
Nice! Always to find cool games for cheap and rescue them.

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9841 on: June 08, 2021, 01:49:38 PM »
The navigator; 'Mr Eagle-hat' or whatever his name is missing too.
So far I've painted four of the ur-ghul's and base coated the two chaos marines.
I was toying with the idea of sculpting suspenders and glasses to the ur-ghul's to make them Ur-Kul's

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9842 on: June 08, 2021, 01:52:02 PM »
Seems like a great deal.  II love finding nice buys like that.
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9843 on: June 09, 2021, 07:53:56 PM »
Being a cat is a damn hard life in our house



Hah - I have that dining table.
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9844 on: June 09, 2021, 08:46:10 PM »
Being a cat is a damn hard life in our house



Hah - I have that dining table.

Right on! It’s kinda a family heirloom. My grandmother’s table and a buffet behind. I think she would be about 120 if she was alive. Not to say that this is that’s old. I’m not sure really
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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9845 on: June 10, 2021, 12:21:46 AM »
My new cats didnt get along at first. They spent the first week, starring daggers at each other and hissing. Now they are the best of friends

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9846 on: June 10, 2021, 05:52:13 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9847 on: June 20, 2021, 06:38:18 PM »
Happy Father's Day

Something we as painters and hobbyists should always remember:
“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
― Jake the Dog

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9848 on: June 24, 2021, 01:38:34 AM »
Well an elderly lady flipped me off today. I picked up some fast food to take home with my kids in the back seat. Traffic getting into the neighborhood was pretty bad that I had to wait for oncoming traffic to let me through so I could get into my neighborhood. I could see this sedan with said lady trying to merge in with them but since it was bumper to bumper and I have no idea how long she was waiting there, she decided to turn around and go back into the neighborhood (I am guessing to find another way onto the main road). A nice person from the oncoming traffic waved me through and I entered the neighborhood. I was right behind said lady. Normally its a 25mph residential area (there are signs saying the speed limit) and she was going at a crawling 10-15mph. Now I don't think I was riding her tail, I did not roll my window down and yell, and I did not flash my lights. I just followed her as she crawled very slowly up the hill. by the time we crested it she put on her hazard lights and pulled over (I assumed she wanted me to pass, or maybe she was lost and needed to get her bearings) so I went around her. I looked over and she gave me the nastiest face and the the bird to boot! I returned the favor and kept going. I could see in the distance that she came back into the lane and forgot to turn off her hazards. I meant no ill will to this lady, and I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was just having a bad day, but it was rather funny to think that she was that pissed off that she pulled over to flip me off.  Again I don't think I was driving aggressively\assertively, in fact most drivers in this area seem to drive very impatiently compared to me, but I guess I followed too closely that she thought I was being a jerk. I thought it was rather comical.
Something we as painters and hobbyists should always remember:
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― Jake the Dog

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Re: Happy and Random Thoughts!
« Reply #9849 on: June 24, 2021, 01:51:43 AM »
 :icon_lol:  Just goes to show, even the old folks get so caught up in their own little world that they think their the only person on the planet.  I feel sorry for her miserableness, yet it is what it is, and apparently it didn't spoil you day. :icon_wink: :::cheers:::
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra