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Mostly, on my phone.

endtransmission wrote:
 inmygravenimage wrote:


endtransmission wrote:Those additions all look great! Oh, hold off on the Mantic mine set

what ARE you up to?


There's a quick win and then there's a longer term win if I can work out curves

I'm beyond terrified.

Briancj wrote:Flying Tentacles. *knowing nod*
--Brian

The HORROR!
Here's their boss:

He's a lovely big bugger, the Harbinger. And I'm rather pleased with the end result.

I really enjoyed doing this fella. But if you like your tentacles more grounded...

Mmm, fruity. Or veggie. Squash?

Big pumpking and baby pumpkin. Loved doing them both. There's some progress been made also on other critters but, most importantly, feeling satisfied with the painting of a couple of things makes me feel like I've not lost my mojo.
Continued our swamp campaign for Brimstone. Got eaten by a raptor... It's ok, I got better . First time we've really, REALLY struggled. Me, the dog and my cowgirl sidekick all got fatally wounded, we ALL nearly went mad... It was AMAZING we've managed to survive to the swamp village, albeit burning Revive tokens. Very impressed with it. Kids are absolutely loving it, and tbh that's all that matters. However, the icing on the cake is that the lovely people at flying frog have very kindly agreed to let me buy the KS exclusive stuff I'm missing direct from them. Bonus!
On the subject of lovely people, one of my Transformers buddies, Mal, is a filthy world eater and whilst restocking happened to get the 14th legion badge and coin... Result!
So, on we go,
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Madison, WI

I LOVE THOSE!

(Yes, I'm shouting at my computer screen loud enough for graven to hear me in Scotland!)

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Oh your mojo is doing just fine, by all appearances! Love the linework on the Harbinger's wing membranes, must have taken ages.

Audrey III looks great. Does he throw pumpkins that turn into more evil pumpkins?

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Affton, MO. USA

Those Pumpkins look smashing .

Wing definitely came out nicely as well.

I never mind getting destroyed in the game as long as it is an EPIC death

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Oh my! Those are some impressive paint jobs Graven, definitely have not lost the mojo.
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:I LOVE THOSE!

(Yes, I'm shouting at my computer screen loud enough for graven to hear me in Scotland!)

Aw thanks buddy. I know you love your Hallowe'en monstrosities

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Oh your mojo is doing just fine, by all appearances! Love the linework on the Harbinger's wing membranes, must have taken ages.
Audrey III looks great. Does he throw pumpkins that turn into more evil pumpkins?

Thanks. More patience than I'd care to admit I've been eaten by that plant (as Mr Mushnik). This one's pumpkins explode, but it can also enslave people and use them as armour. Fun!

Theophony wrote:Those Pumpkins look smashing .
Wing definitely came out nicely as well.
I never mind getting destroyed in the game as long as it is an EPIC death

I've been introducing my kids to the Pumpkins actually Yeah, death by epic megaboss is much fun. Swamp Raptors are by far the most potent boss in the game, so running into 2 of them was NOT fun

Yorkright wrote: Oh my! Those are some impressive paint jobs Graven, definitely have not lost the mojo.

Most kind sir.

Right, next? Thursdays are busy, lots of classes. So, I have been production line basing with armageddon dust/dunes, or snow for a couple of winter ones, as this requires neither thought nor concentration. 57 bases done in a day 61 to go That then leaves swamp bases to detail (12) and, oh, the 29 unbuilt characters' bases What it does mean is that the 3 night terrors I painted yesterday are now done also:

As are the 3 snow terrors:

Based on my take on the Wampa. A little a day, eh?
Graven


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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All hail the Grand Pumpkin!

Also, nice work on the Harbinger, the details on those older SOB minis ain't great, but you've really brought them out.

   
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UK

Harbinger is v nice, the blue wing membranes stand out nicely

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

aku-chan wrote:All hail the Grand Pumpkin!

Also, nice work on the Harbinger, the details on those older SOB minis ain't great, but you've really brought them out.

what can I say, I love Charlie Brown think Linus would be in for a shock there. And, you're very kind I didn't even realise the sworls and icons were on the flesh of the Harbinger until I saw the revised version of the fig,!

Slinky wrote:Harbinger is v nice, the blue wing membranes stand out nicely

Cheers I was a bit scared of the red/brown base but I think it's worked well in the end. I'm going to be taking it up to a green chitin on the stalkers, might go horribly wrong.

Not masses of progress this weekend, the wife decided on Saturday morning we were painting the dining room.
However, I did get the Order of The Crimson Hand done

Cultists. Everyone loves a cultist.

And the payoff of the redecorating is some comics and games migrating...

I think I need to switch the games to the top simply for stability. Still, looking good

Hey ho, little miss back to school tomorrow, might get a bit of a breather
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Hey, that's a whole extra shelf for more swag! Do I spy Green Arrow: Quiver?

Order of the Crimson Hand look great! Everyone loves a cultist, indeed!

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Yes, I love a cultist as much as the next man

Anyone remember the old Citadel ones from the 80s? Always regret not getting a box.

These guys:

http://www.solegends.com/citrr/1rr16redemption/index.htm

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The Crimson Hand looks fantastic Graven. I love your idea of not getting much done.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Everyone loves a cultist.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Crypothralls 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Not sure who the Crimson Hand are, but I think they should stop before they need glasses . They are nice dressers though. Nice paint job to boot.

Yeah, when you have books on a shelf they need to be low, the weight of paper will stabilize the shelf. All my CMoN boxes are up top, even the shear weight of the plastic is no comparison here.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey, that's a whole extra shelf for more swag! Do I spy Green Arrow: Quiver?

Order of the Crimson Hand look great! Everyone loves a cultist, indeed!

You do indeed! Picked up on a whim in a comic store in New York many years ago.
As for shelving, I've just not organised everything yet

Slinky wrote:Yes, I love a cultist as much as the next man
Anyone remember the old Citadel ones from the 80s? Always regret not getting a box.
These guys:
http://www.solegends.com/citrr/1rr16redemption/index.htm

Aw, absolutely, classic figs.

Gitsplitta wrote:The Crimson Hand looks fantastic Graven. I love your idea of not getting much done.

Says the man who churned out all that terrain over the weekend I will need to be careful, actually, once all of this is over (coronacoaster I mean) that I don't end up in a slump as my output decreases.
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Everyone loves a cultist.

Or else!

Theophony wrote:Not sure who the Crimson Hand are, but I think they should stop before they need glasses . They are nice dressers though. Nice paint job to boot.

Yeah, when you have books on a shelf they need to be low, the weight of paper will stabilize the shelf. All my CMoN boxes are up top, even the shear weight of the plastic is no comparison here.

They're the Cthulhu cultists in Brimstone. I think priming them in the mahogany worked well, all in all.

I'm going to split the difference, two low shelves of books, 3 of games, 1 of books. Seems to be an acceptable compromise.

Well today has been cursed and furred:

Brimstone werewolves, couple of reposes in there and the packmaster distinguished by a pale scheme and bulked up with more GS.

Speaking of feeling furry (steady...)

Raging Wookie Avenger! For Kashyyyk! and bold Wookie Warriors. Lovely figs. Looks like they need shown who's boss:

"Fun" with highlights I don't usually do much to SW bases but these guys were grey-on-grey so a bit of astrogranite used to bring them up.
Head feeling better post the FB purge, so now instagram's gone as well. Whilst there's a lot of good ideas on insta, it's also the pressure that it imposes. I realised I was getting stressed about updating it, hashtags, followers... what a load of bollocks. Spent last night reading rulebooks instead and text-chatting with old buddies. Much healthier.

Plans moving ahead: decided to crack open Cynder and Trederra (the hellscape and not-40k otherworlds respectively) as I'm running out of things to build lol. Not paint, mind you Got a massive terrain drop from endtransmission of the mantic mines set and some lovely modular dry stone walls... That's a job for the kids if ever there was Sitting on my desk part-painted are the swamp Raptor and Trederran raiders, both of which may or may not get finished today. There's countless other bits in various stages... but that's ok. It's my hobby, after all. Dakka (and to an extent Discord, though that's mostly for playtest stuff) don't impose nearly the same kind of mental pressure, I find.
Cheers
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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UK

Nice Wookies!

Playing through Jedi: Fallen Order at the moment

   
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Madison, WI

"Fun with highlights"? Is that like "Friends with benefits"?

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:Nice Wookies!
Playing through Jedi: Fallen Order at the moment

Ooh, nice. I always enjoyed a bit of lightsaber action on the Wii, myself.

Gitsplitta wrote:"Fun with highlights"? Is that like "Friends with benefits"?

Steady, we're married men

Today, a trip to the frozen city of Targa.

Don't fancy the Trederrans' chances much. Trederran raiders can be found across the Otherworlds...

I'll do two more, perhaps in this scheme, perhaps for another Otherworld - which was the original plan, but they always turn up at least 3 at a time. I might end up doing another set in a rival Trederran faction. Ah, decisions, decisions...

Custodians. Aren't they cute?! Definitely won't eat your faces. Had to sculpt one a new head after it rolled off under the floorboards, but pretty happy - not sure even I know which one it is

Guardian, pillars (the real ones, not my printed ones) and the scuttling little menaces. They're sure to give you a... frosty welcome.
And, an arrangement of shelves has been made:

This pleases me mightily it's far from everything, but it's everything we regularly play as a family (apart from Dreadball, which is relegated to mini games cupboard with the ccgs )... except ZOMBIES!!! which we've never played, and I got for the figs for Gaslands. But hey, it fits in the gap, right?

Not sure what to do next. Where the whim takes me, I guess. Trun Hunters (Lizardmen a la Predator) stalk the halls of Targa, and Harvesters from beyond stalk the Otherworlds, so they're both quite likely. I might even take a break from Shadows, though there's such an appealing variety of figs and styles that I doubt I shall get bored any time soon

Anyway, another 10 done, pushing me over 200 figs for the year so far. Not bad, eh?

Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Cute little custodians. Nice little parts for Necrons .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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UK

200 is some good work

Custodians are creepy, I think it's those little arms. Shudder.

   
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Madison, WI

200 figs?? I think I'm more like 20...

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Cute little custodians. Nice little parts for Necrons .

If only, they're like fecking gold dust to get hold of. However, I do have a decent stl for spider drones - lmk if you want it.

Slinky wrote:200 is some good work
Custodians are creepy, I think it's those little arms. Shudder.

Yup. Very creepy little buggers.

Gitsplitta wrote:200 figs?? I think I'm more like 20...

Yeah, but 10x the quality.

Meanwhile, still in Targa...

Trun Hunters. Somewhat inspired by trandoshans (like Bossk) from star wars. Almost impossible to repose, so a bit of neck chopping went on. These guys are BIG, 60mm high on 40mm bases. Some folk, meanwhile, like to get around...

Harvesters from beyond. Love that these guys are more poseable that most. They've been all over, so they have. Even to the swamps, where they might run into these guys.

Slashers/Swamp Slashers. Turn up in mines, turn up in swamps. But then there's this big fella:

He's done in the same way, broadly, as I approached Beast Boy in dino form, so he can be used as a Young Swamp Raptor and the big one as the adult. And, a scale shot...

Handy 28mm Lost Soul (spectral hungry dead). Here's the first set of 6:

The lack of variety in these is a bit irritating, so there's some reposing and chopping gone on. The other 6 will be more conventional zombies. As for other progress, I have started the various Outlaws - Bandits, Undead, and Mutant - but might tackle another big beastie. Swamp slugs are also on the go, but I may get crackin' with the Sand Kraken We're approaching the end of our current campaign, and I'd like to try to move towards having painted models for at least the [i]some[/i of the ]next one lol. Then again, got paid today so ordered all the Imperial Assault figs that I don't own which weren't at ridiculous prices (Bantha Rider, Jawas, Greedo, Hondo, Thrawn, the Inquisitor, and the Rebels heroes other than Hera and Chopper) - all of which were at least 10% off rrp, so a happy nerd bargain. I definitely have STLs for female Twi'lek so I can make a stop-gap version of Hera regardless. I've also tracked down the Dark Stone Scorpions for Brimstone, which are the last enemy I'm missing from the core worlds Lifestyle game indeed
Clearing social media is helping head space . Interesting that a lot of folk are taking the time to text instead (Yggdrasil, for one, who's still about, but been eaten by MTG - another one bites the dust )
All the best, mes amis,
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Your making the SOB stuff look enticing , I need no further money soaks.

I really like the swamp slasher, looks like a T-rex mated with a Japanese fighting fish

For extra custodians you could probably use Warlord Games/BtGoA Ghar, they look similar

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Your making the SOB stuff look enticing , I need no further money soaks.

I really like the swamp slasher, looks like a T-rex mated with a Japanese fighting fish

For extra custodians you could probably use Warlord Games/BtGoA Ghar, they look similar

Do it! DO IT! you're in the US, you can actually GET the game
Glad you like the Slashers, they were much fun.

More swamp horror:

All fleshy and natural and awful lol.
These are swamp slugs, and they are very, VERY nasty.

And along with the theme of undead, they need some spawning points:

Cardboard ones in game are rubbish, and I'm not about to pay $15 plus shipping and tax for 3 plastic ones that don't even come with any extra goodies. So, printed up these nasty corpse piles. Technically, these are enemies, not tokens, so good for 3 And on the subject of spawning points:

The huge rats' nest for huge rats this is 60mm, a delightful, awful thing. And, finally, some scatter:

This is mantic mine terrain, and lovely it is, too. The Minecart is separate from the track piece, so these together are two tokens/one "thing", and then there's the two crates for another. It all balances out in the end
Painting on a different scale this weekend, doing the last bit of house restoration with the hall, both upstairs and down
Cya on the other side...
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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So much nasty and gribbly stuff Love the harbinger, those wings are ace and the dino form of beast boy is so cool, because... well DINOSAUR!
   
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London

Love the eclectic and prodigious output on display here. The fur and objectives are particular standouts!

Thanks for the update



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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UK

More good work.

The rats nest is giving me flashbacks to cleaning out under the old shed. Nightmarish stuff.

   
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Reading, Berks

And you call *me* a bad influence

   
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Man those spawning points remind me of playing Gauntlet Legends in the Arcade. Yellow Sorcerer has entered the game.

Those swamp slugs! Erm, keep an eye on them, would you? They look like they're about to slither right off the base!

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Viterbi wrote:So much nasty and gribbly stuff Love the harbinger, those wings are ace and the dino form of beast boy is so cool, because... well DINOSAUR!

Lol thanks man. I have a really big DC order just now from km - all the green and yellow lantern sets - but it's stuck in customs damn you Brexit

IGtR= wrote:Love the eclectic and prodigious output on display here. The fur and objectives are particular standouts.
Thanks for the update

Thanks for swinging by old son, and the kind words!

Slinky wrote:More good work.
The rats nest is giving me flashbacks to cleaning out under the old shed. Nightmarish stuff.

Yeuch. Thanks... I think
endtransmission wrote:And you call *me* a bad influence

you're a bloody troublemaker I've been looking at Forbidden Fortress again... and painting a LOT of scenery thanks to you

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Man those spawning points remind me of playing Gauntlet Legends in the Arcade. Yellow Sorcerer has entered the game.
Those swamp slugs! Erm, keep an eye on them, would you? They look like they're about to slither right off the base!

Ha, yeah! And the slugs are horrible things, incredibly dangerous blighters. Swamps generally is a very nasty place designed to drive you crazy, fast, and full of poisonous, tough enemies. Fun!

24 hrs later, our hall is finished... And by that I mean 15 hrs decorating Saturday, 7 hrs decorating Sunday, and 2 to put everything back. but with chilli and beer, all is well with the world plus leftover nachos for lunch, bonus

After all that, I can barely hold a brush BUT I managed to finish off the Sand Kraken (I did the eyes on Friday, so everything else was relatively straightforward).

He's a big bugger.

Aw. All friends together

I also got a bunch of Drystone walls from the mighty endtransmission (BLOODY TROUBLEMAKER)

He's a good egg. These lovely modular walls are perfect for Moonstone, AoS or any fantasy really. Just done with lots of washes and drybrushes, not too consistently to give variety.
I'm having a nice evening of building, trying to get everything playable for whatever otherworld we end up in next, so the last bits of the Derelict Ship (Gastral Tyrant, somewhere between the Alien Queen and a giant centipede) and all the Trederrans (plus scatter terrain are on the desk tonight whilst rewatching Enterprise from the start. Good times!
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
 
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