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Green Bay, Wisconson

Awesome .. lots to get caught up on.

so much progress..

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Slinky wrote:Nicely gribbly.

Hope your summer break makes up for the madness


They are rather gribbly thanks yeah we're getting away for a week at the start to the country for walks and bikes and swimming and that, and I'm looking forward to some general gaming goodness over the summer with spawn through July.

Theophony wrote:Wow, Khorne would be pleased with that guy if he wasn’t too busy hiding from him . Nice bloody work on him and the base.

Good to see productivity hasn’t slipped at all, and glad to hear summer is here for you. This is the first year my wife wasn’t in a classroom as a teacher, it has been liberating for her, so I understand where you are at mentally.

Bugs , get me the newspaper.


Yeah Atrocitus is a lovely beast. I need to figure out how I'm going to do the rest of my red lantern corps and how to stat them I have plans though.

endtransmission wrote:

You're gonna need a bigger newspaper for those critters!


Send for Quint!

Gitsplitta wrote:Make those things smaller and skinnier and you've got the ear worms from Star Trek, the Wrath of Kahn.... Kahhhhhhn!


Ah, the Ceti eel. Freaked the hell out of me as a kid.

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Those mites look downright horrifying. I love them.


Thanks kindly. They are horrid little buggers and they were quite a lot of fun. Acid Worms are going to be done in similar style, as are blobs once I figure out how I'm going to do them.

Solar_lion wrote:Awesome .. lots to get caught up on.

so much progress..



Good to see you again buddy

Speaking of gribbly, let’s… get ... sticky…



Ew. Doorways for Belly of the Beast



Good for and or even nids I suppose. All things fleshy and visceral and squirty.



With the lovely little grubs Various other parasites to follow; I almost wish I’d done my Gastral Tyrant on this style of base too, rather than Derelict Ship. Oh, speaking of which:



Auto Turrets, nasty pop-up defence systems (which is why I’ve used the deck plating colour scheme I’ve used on bases elsewhere)

And finally, a very satisfying practical project underway:



I have an awful lot of GREENSI realise how very fitting for my goblin delights! These are nail polish display stands, which fit perfectly in my Ikea shelving. I need to now go through decanting and checking before moving the various inks and technical paints (only other thing I really use from GW) in situ. Still, very positive – even the wife approves

Coming out the other side of work madness, and supers are beckoning me…

Till next time

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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Great job on the mites and gooey doors!

   
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Madison, WI

Man, those portals are good!

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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Wisconsin

Nice job on the bugs and gribbly doorways, they look quite gross in a very good way. The green glow on the turrets is excellent. If possible can you drop by my place and build me a nice shelf for paints? My wife is tired of them sitting on the counter.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I love those gates. I have them somewhere, can't wait to see what you did with the samurai gates from the same box .

Summer is here, Graven is showing off his Guns again

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.

aku-chan wrote:Great job on the mites and gooey doors!

Thanks! I'm likely Belly as an Otherworld, the aesthetic is very cohesive. Gross, but cohesive.
Gitsplitta wrote:Man, those portals are good!

Cheers buddy. Hopefully I can do the torii arches (the other portals from the same set) as much justice!
Yorkright wrote: Nice job on the bugs and gribbly doorways, they look quite gross in a very good way. The green glow on the turrets is excellent. If possible can you drop by my place and build me a nice shelf for paints? My wife is tired of them sitting on the counter.

lol glad you approve.
I have to say I was really impressed by these, it was a chat on another p&m here that they were mentioned and they're just perfect. There's a lot of choice but I just checked dimensions and went to Amazon. Damn you Bezos! As the Mrs says, now I just need to get the crap off the floor.
Theophony wrote:I love those gates. I have them somewhere, can't wait to see what you did with the samurai gates from the same box .
Summer is here, Graven is showing off his Guns again

The torii arches are zenithal primed and ready to go. And the brushes are set for summer. Boom!

I am very much working in fits and starts at the moment, little bursts of activity. RL has a habit of getting in the way somewhat: my father in law is increasingly unwell and immobile at the moment, which is a further source of stress - just as the kids become more independent, so one's parents become less so.

However, there was at least sunshine, beer, garden, tasty food, and family. And a little bit of paint:

Acid Blobs are done! Much happier with this version.

Exciting other news, potentially, is that Asmodee UK, the main distributor of US games over here, have reached out with a view to me reviewing Crisis Protocol. I've generally avoided it - very expensive, some rules I'm not sold on - but can't argue with free supers. Fingers crossed
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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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Good luck with Crisis Protocol, it seemed fun, but just another money soak for me so it was cut. Then they came out with x-men , glad I had left when I did.

Acid blobs look great.

Sorry to hear about father in law.

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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Madison, WI

Hoping the bad news gets better and the good news turns great! Those are some gnarly looking bases my friend.

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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Colorado, USA

The shelving looks great. Yeah, that’s a few greens there. I have two that are actual mini paints. You could say I’m green with envy.

   
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Reading, Berks

ooooh lucky you with the Crisis Protocol stuff! I really like some of the figures, but can't be doing with the price... or another game setup!

As for your greens, when I sorted mine I seem to have about 15 greys and about 10 yellows. I don't even use yellow much, but apparently I've been hunting for a decent one for a while and failed so far...

   
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Theophony wrote:Good luck with Crisis Protocol, it seemed fun, but just another money soak for me so it was cut. Then they came out with x-men , glad I had left when I did.
Acid blobs look great.
Sorry to hear about father in law.

Cheers, yeah it's not great news but we'll get through. Glad you like me blobs!
Gitsplitta wrote:Hoping the bad news gets better and the good news turns great! Those are some gnarly looking bases my friend.

Belly of the beast is a gnarly place
DJJazzyJeff wrote:The shelving looks great. Yeah, that’s a few greens there. I have two that are actual mini paints. You could say I’m green with envy.


endtransmission wrote:ooooh lucky you with the Crisis Protocol stuff! I really like some of the figures, but can't be doing with the price... or another game setup!
As for your greens, when I sorted mine I seem to have about 15 greys and about 10 yellows. I don't even use yellow much, but apparently I've been hunting for a decent one for a while and failed so far...

I have very few good yellows. Averland, the gw base, is surprisingly good, though deep and mustardy. To get bright yellow I tend to use pink with yellow wash, but my quest for a yellow that meets my needs out of the bottle continues...
Work is the weird twilight zone of end of term, very few kids and all kinds of strange shenanigans. Sigh.
More progress, and more tests. First, a test Torii arch.

Pretty happy with it; 3 more to go. Quite time consuming but really enjoyable. Still, should really get regular Brimstone finished ...

These are the Sand Crabs for Blasted Wastes, which were among the ks bits I was missing that Flying Frog sorted me out with. Big nasty buggers. They'll be great for Strontium Dog too. Speaking of which, for everywhere, everywhen... Nomad Rangers!

They can appear in any world, so I've tried to reflect that in the basing and the caped ones for the worlds with severe or dangerous weather.

Lovely sculpts, nice poses and head choices for variety. Plus a chance to test my wooden board roller for the fortress

Wee group shot. Great kit, very cheap and useful. They'll be a great stargrave warband if I fancy it (glares at Briancj in nerd )
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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Affton, MO. USA

I really like those Nomads, they would be a nice start for a Stargrave (N) crew. Just add a couple robots, dogs or other things.

Torii gate looks great as well.

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:I really like those Nomads, they would be a nice start for a Stargrave (N) crew. Just add a couple robots, dogs or other things.

Torii gate looks great as well.


I am so, so sad I didn't make the Stargraven pun first total dad fail



Right, anyway, remaining Torii gates



Much quicker than the first, as I had a clear idea of what I was doing



Wasteland heavies and Warlord, and another Reaper Nagendra (nice pose on this one, very… tall). I may build some other Warlords from bits and leftovers, we haven't really explored it much as a world yet. Whilst I'm really, really looking forward to working through forbidden fortress (the feudal Japan version of the game with the 24 or so new scenarios) the real fun starts when everything starts crossing over from, well, everywhere Then there's the minor issue of finishing our current Brimstone Campaign - though to be fair there's only a couple of games left in that anyway (travel to Cynder and defeat Belial, then return to our world and seal the realms). However, whilst I don't expect us to be playing FoFo fully painted, I DO want to make a start on it beforehand - hence the work on gribbly inhabitants of Belly of the Beast, and of course the various gates.

But then again, there’s Moonstone:



Just a wee early tease of Crusty Balboa, one of the Goblin Pirates.

As the world slowly unlocks, so the reviews are starting to creep up again. We got a copy of Honeycombs from Gibson Games, a wonderful little hybrid of Dominos and Dobble.



It's got various game modes, including solo and team variants, and can also be treated as a giant puzzle.



Mrs G really doesn’t play games but even she was instantly hooked – we had a game at ten to 7 this morning before she left for work! And the kids are likewise right in there. Instant classic.

Slowly, slowly, we count down to the summer…

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Lovely work on those Tori gates. You should pick up a game like Bushido or something.

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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Eastern edge

Those are cool little gribblies

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Japan

Those torii look swell. Now you need to build four shrines to go with them.

Now showing The Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!

Painting Total as of 8/1/2021: 51 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Lovely work on those Tori gates. You should pick up a game like Bushido or something.

Thanks, and no
shasolenzabi wrote:Those are cool little gribblies

Thanks kindly. There are many gribblies to be had out there.
JoshInJapan wrote:Those torii look swell. Now you need to build four shrines to go with them.

Well, possibly. I want to have some scatter to use as scavenged markers, just as I do with Mine scatter in regular Brimstone. Wee shrines would work.

Funny old weekend, we spent it acquiring animals. Having lost our aged moggy in January, we somehow ended up with a kitten and a puppy in the space of 24 hours. I'm not really a dog person, though the wife is, and after 20 years I've finally caved. Well, there goes my summer of hobby Although I'm a bit wary, I think the long term benefits for us as a family far outweigh any negatives. And as an avowed cat person, it's lovely to have a tiny purring thing again (currently perched on my stomach, contentedly rumbling away).

Father's Day brought Stormtrooper beer, a toolkit encased in Thor's hammer, and Lego - no geek per se, but hey, that's what my birthday on Thursday is for I did spend a chunk of the weekend building Shadow Clan Ninja, Goryu, Shadow Wraiths, Bone Eaters, Nure-onna (Naga,) Jorogumo (Spider Queen) and a Kabuki *hmmmmmmmm* the Shadow Clan kit is a really good generic ninja set, if anyone's interested: 6 ninjas (2 poses, Sword or Scythe), Kosugi leader (polearm) and great accessories (hats, mempo etc) for variety or scatter. This means all of Forest of the Dead is ready to play, along with a selection of other denizens of Forbidden Fortresses, Haunted Castles and Bellies of Beats.

As part of my father's Day demands we also started the final section of our massive, sprawling Brimstone Campaign:

Confronting the Shadow King Belial in his realm, along with his Succubi cult, magma fiends, and...

Meowthra! Well, Harley the kitten.
And, some post apocalyptic scenery from the Strontium Dog starter set'

Fun set, Sarissa, but very fiddly.

Added some extra details, making a sign from an mdf offcut. No Norms!
Not sure what's next. Supers, maybe?
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

While all the models are nice and lovely, I am drawn to the cat . Cute little kitten.

So is the Bar a representation of DakkaDakka in Miniature? No Norms allowed.

Also Superheroes is an itch I feel needs to be scratched. Has Knight Models basically given up the ghost? I haven't seen any newer releases from them in a while, surely they haven't run out of DC characters to portray.


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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Madison, WI

"Harley"... clearly named after Rutger Hauer's character Harley Stone in "Split Second".

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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Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

 Theophony wrote:

So is the Bar a representation of DakkaDakka in Miniature? No Norms allowed.


How very dare y... oh wait, no. No. You're right

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:While all the models are nice and lovely, I am drawn to the cat . Cute little kitten.
So is the Bar a representation of DakkaDakka in Miniature? No Norms allowed.
Also Superheroes is an itch I feel needs to be scratched. Has Knight Models basically given up the ghost? I haven't seen any newer releases from them in a while, surely they haven't run out of DC characters to portray.


KM are mostly pushing BMG 3rd ed just now, fleshing out the different factions (and finally updating Freeze next month, but you didn't hear that from me). They do seem to discretely be trying to resurrect Multiverse, the supers game, with new display-type reissue sculpts (read: Crisis Protocol style) for Zod and Black Adam next month, along with Saint Walker (Blue lantern). I've picked up the other recent box sets - Wonder Woman 84 (Asteria Armour), Hal Jordan Emerald Knight, Sinestro Lord of Fear, Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps - but I've also got a stack of new Supers Unlimited figs as they've just opened their Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/KitbashGames). I've been cleaning up the lanterns and need to start on the others.

Gitsplitta wrote:"Harley"... clearly named after Rutger Hauer's character Harley Stone in "Split Second".

Indeed My dad's reaction was priceless, "Why would you name a cat after a motorbike? Isn't that a boy's name?" My parents are emphatically not geeks (well, that's not strictly true, they love fantasy, especially LotR)

endtransmission wrote:
Theophony wrote:
So is the Bar a representation of DakkaDakka in Miniature? No Norms allowed.


How very dare y... oh wait, no. No. You're right

Yeah, embrace the lack of normality
Meanwhile, the attempt to sprint through what I already own of FoFo continues with Bone Eaters:

These disgusting blind critters reside in the bowels of the beast so I went for an intestinal colour scheme. Eww. my time serving has not been in vain
Speaking of FoFo, the birthday nerd drop was...epic.

Temple of Shadows plus expansions (Temple dogs, corrupted riflemen, Thunder Warriors and tongue demons) and a tonne of great books. Plus a trek TNG command zippy and an excellent star wars t shirt. neeeeeeerd. Got a big Amazon voucher from my father in-law so likely that will go on a couple of beer and pretzel board games I've got my eye on.
I've topped 500+ figs in the first half of the year, I doubt the second half will be as productive, but no doubt good times ahead. Thanks for sticking around - this is now year 11 of this blog and some of you weirdos have been around the full slog, but whether you are a recent, frequent or occasional visitor, you're always welcome in my weird little corner of the dakkanet.
Best to you all
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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USA

Those bone eaters look truly disgusting. Nicely done
That's some nice loot you got for your birthday. Happy (belated?) birthday Graven.

   
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Madison, WI

Love the eyeless ones. Excellent job on them.

Looks like a pretty fantastic birthday! My recent Father's Day drop (US Holiday) included a really nice set of wireless Razer headphones, grilling supplies and a back-pack bar so the wife and I can go get potty in the woods. Huzzah!

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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Reading, Berks

Fantastic work on the bone eaters! and yeah, happy birthday! that's an awesome haul

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Affton, MO. USA

Happy B-Day Buddy!

Those guys look like they could really slow down on the Supersizing at McDonalds, I know from experience .

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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Wisconsin

Those eyeless ones are disturbing to look at.. perfection! Happy Birthday and that is an amazing haul of goodies.
   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Syro_ wrote:Those bone eaters look truly disgusting. Nicely done
That's some nice loot you got for your birthday. Happy (belated?) birthday Graven.

Thanks. Very pleased with the scheme, they're "supposed" to be yellow with green heads but I want to go more visceral. Not belated at all, many thanks.

Gitsplitta wrote:Love the eyeless ones. Excellent job on them.

Looks like a pretty fantastic birthday! My recent Father's Day drop (US Holiday) included a really nice set of wireless Razer headphones, grilling supplies and a back-pack bar so the wife and I can go get potty in the woods. Huzzah!

Yeah unlike mother's Day our father's Day is the same as yours, I got a Thor's hammer toolkit. Sounds like you got a good haul from your boys. And cheers! You of course have been here since page one, you madman!
endtransmission wrote:Fantastic work on the bone eaters!

Aw thanks mate. They're gross aren't they?
Theophony wrote:Happy B-Day Buddy!
Those guys look like they could really slow down on the Supersizing at McDonalds, I know from experience .

to be fair I'm the same, I've put on a stone over lockdown and most of that is beer didn't stop me having a few today mind you, birthday+ teachergeddon (end of term) is a dangerous combo

Yorkright wrote: Those eyeless ones are disturbing to look at.. perfection! Happy Birthday and that is an amazing haul of goodies.

Cheers mate. Yeah, I'm a very lucky nerd. I also have the big FoFo box coming from my folks (along with whiskey) and boardgames from the wife's siblings so there's more geek shiz to be had I'll wager

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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Berlin Germany

man... it could have been a cool double feature... page 375 and your birthday... but you just had to mess it up due to productivity...

happy birthday old meister!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
man... it could have been a cool double feature... page 375 and your birthday... but you just had to mess it up due to productivity...

happy birthday old meister!


Don't call him old , He alreay calls me old and that would me I'm REALLY old then .

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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