Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

O
oliverkinne
October 22, 2021
198 0
D
DavidNorris
October 21, 2021
484 0
MB
Michael Barnes
October 20, 2021
1628 0
V
Varstriga
October 20, 2021
213 0
T
thegiantbrain
October 20, 2021
215 0
O
oliverkinne
October 18, 2021
640 0
GS
Gary Sax
October 16, 2021
457 0
O
oliverkinne
October 15, 2021
530 0

K2 Review - Digital Eyes

Board Game Reviews
B
BradHB
October 15, 2021
479 0
D
DavidNorris
October 14, 2021
501 0
T
thegiantbrain
October 13, 2021
284 0
O
oliverkinne
October 12, 2021
581 0
D
DavidNorris
October 11, 2021
886 0
O
oliverkinne
October 08, 2021
857 0

Sprawlopolis Review

Board Game Reviews
D
DavidNorris
October 07, 2021
908 0
T
thegiantbrain
October 06, 2021
361 0
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

× A place to talk about stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

Your Backup Hobby

More
18 Sep 2020 11:30 #314232 by Not Sure
Replied by Not Sure on topic Your Backup Hobby
Six months of sobriety is a pretty big thing under normal circumstances.

But these six months is really doing it on hard mode. Congratulations, man.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, Gary Sax, Cranberries, Sagrilarus, hotseatgames, Andi Lennon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Sep 2020 12:27 #314237 by Dr. Mabuse
Replied by Dr. Mabuse on topic Your Backup Hobby
In an earlier post I mentioned I taught myself how to screenprint, I'm now trying to integrate collage and painting with my screenprinting process. Ever since I was a kid I had an artistic sensibility but never quite found my style. With my acting work being heavily curtailed by Covid, I started working on what I call Stoic Study posters for myself. I was inspired by the screenprinter punk/rock poster designer Jim Madison, who I really admire. He makes awesome black and white photocopy collages for his weekly Bible study classes. He finds a passage and composites a collage around the subject matter. I'm an atheist and having had a copy of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations floating around, I decided to follow suit.

I recently found an 18"x20" wooden panel, in an alley. I was drawn to its faded, paint-chipped textures, and exposed wood look, but decided not to drag more junk to my place. I hit a upon concept and a week later went back and brought it home.

This is the first non-textually based work I have ever attempted. I have never felt more excited, in my life, than I have about working on this series of prints.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, jeb, Gary Sax, Jackwraith, hotseatgames, Nodens, Andi Lennon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Sep 2020 12:29 #314238 by Dr. Mabuse
Replied by Dr. Mabuse on topic Your Backup Hobby

Andi Lennon wrote:
Oh and my other new hobby is sobriety. Six months now. Who'dve thunk it?


Congratulations Andi!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Andi Lennon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Sep 2020 06:44 #314254 by Andi Lennon
Replied by Andi Lennon on topic Your Backup Hobby

Dr. Mabuse wrote: In an earlier post I mentioned I taught myself how to screenprint, I'm now trying to integrate collage and painting with my screenprinting process. Ever since I was a kid I had an artistic sensibility but never quite found my style. With my acting work being heavily curtailed by Covid, I started working on what I call Stoic Study posters for myself. I was inspired by the screenprinter punk/rock poster designer Jim Madison, who I really admire. He makes awesome black and white photocopy collages for his weekly Bible study classes. He finds a passage and composites a collage around the subject matter. I'm an atheist and having had a copy of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations floating around, I decided to follow suit.

I recently found an 18"x20" wooden panel, in an alley. I was drawn to its faded, paint-chipped textures, and exposed wood look, but decided not to drag more junk to my place. I hit a upon concept and a week later went back and brought it home.

This is the first non-textually based work I have ever attempted. I have never felt more excited, in my life, than I have about working on this series of prints.


That sounds awesome man. Screen printing is such a cool medium. Forces one to really think about negative space and pare an image down to its iconic essentials. It's also awesome for making t shirts and patches with like fists and skulls and shit on them :)

PS -glad to see you here again, thought you'd disappeared (hadn't seen you on FB for awhile either). Glad to hear it's cos you're busy doing something cool.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Sep 2020 06:48 #314255 by Andi Lennon
Replied by Andi Lennon on topic Your Backup Hobby

Not Sure wrote: Six months of sobriety is a pretty big thing under normal circumstances.

But these six months is really doing it on hard mode. Congratulations, man.


Actually , counterintuitively I think it's been something of a boon. Thanks to lockdown there's been very few gigs and parties - so whilst that still sucks, it does mean I've been in a lot less cramped rooms full of sweaty punks and full-tilt music. There's just less reasons to get shitfaced at home with my beautiful partner hahaha. I fucking miss it though-not gonna lie.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Sep 2020 17:11 #314261 by mc
Replied by mc on topic Your Backup Hobby
The biggest challenge when I quit anything - smokes, drink was being out. (And waiting for the bus, with the smokes). But it is absolutely possible!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Andi Lennon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Sep 2020 20:32 #314262 by Dr. Mabuse
Replied by Dr. Mabuse on topic Your Backup Hobby

Andi Lennon wrote:
That sounds awesome man. Screen printing is such a cool medium. Forces one to really think about negative space and pare an image down to its iconic essentials. It's also awesome for making t shirts and patches with like fists and skulls and shit on them :)

PS -glad to see you here again, thought you'd disappeared (hadn't seen you on FB for awhile either). Glad to hear it's cos you're busy doing something cool.

Yeah, I killed that FB profile. Anti-BLM sentiments, anti-science etc. became too much for this guy. I'm slowly winding down my online presence in general. Hope you and your partner are thriving during these fucked up times.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, Shellhead, jeb, Gary Sax, RobertB, jay718, Sagrilarus, hotseatgames, Andi Lennon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 10:51 #314269 by jeb
Replied by jeb on topic Your Backup Hobby
I'm gardening. It's time to rotate to "winter" crops here ins Southern California, so I went to get some starts for sage, parsley, thyme (fuck rosemary), catnip, as well as garlic and onion bulbs. I'll need to get some beets going too, but it's a little early for those as yet. I am going to grow some cauliflower too, but brassicas tend to get overwhelmed by pests here. Cauliflower is the "tightest," so the hope is the aphids don't wreck the actual edible part before we can pick it. I'll be planting some peas too, to climb the trellis. I let my tomatoes go to see and the hornworms showed up. A good 4" long, some of these pigs, lord. We put one in a bucket and kept it fed and happy and dug up the pupa after it disappeared. We'll see if the moth pops out or if it goes to diapause—it's getting cold out there. I'd have it inside but got the oh-hell-no from the spouse on that front.

I've been reading, but I'm never not reading. But I did read The Baroque Cycle again. Ask me anything about Neal Stephenson's 2700-page alternate history of 17th/18th-century Europe.

I'm on a news blackout for mental health, and this makes me go back to science/math stuff. Trying to work my way through phase transitions/renormalization groups, which I never really got in college. I found some better texts and lecture notes and it might work this time.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, Gary Sax, Dr. Mabuse, Nodens, DarthJoJo

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 12:29 #314280 by Shellhead
Replied by Shellhead on topic Your Backup Hobby
In recent months, I have pondered withdrawing from Facebook, which is the only social media that I use regularly. The intense polarization of everything along political lines has degraded the quality of what I see in my social media feed. It's not so much that I get into arguments with my Facebook friends, even the ones who have a different political orientation. The real problem is that some the Facebooks friends that I do agree with on most issues get into nasty arguments with their other Facebook friends/relatives/strangers, and that can spill onto my Facebook feed. But Facebook is inherently important to me because it is a low-maintenance way to stay in touch with a wide range of friends and family, especially since so many of them live elsewhere. The trick is to force myself to not jump into these disagreements and let them pass me by. There is always going to be somebody wrong on the internet, but it isn't my job to debate them. Today, I patiently explained to someone how a publication can endorse a candidate and still publish an op-ed piece that advocates for a different candidate. They ignored my explanation and clung to a narrative that supported their misunderstanding, and I was able to let it go.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jeb, Dr. Mabuse, mezike, BillyBobThwarton

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 13:02 - 21 Sep 2020 13:04 #314283 by RobertB
Replied by RobertB on topic Your Backup Hobby

Shellhead wrote: In recent months, I have pondered withdrawing from Facebook, which is the only social media that I use regularly. The intense polarization of everything along political lines has degraded the quality of what I see in my social media feed. It's not so much that I get into arguments with my Facebook friends, even the ones who have a different political orientation. The real problem is that some the Facebooks friends that I do agree with on most issues get into nasty arguments with their other Facebook friends/relatives/strangers, and that can spill onto my Facebook feed. But Facebook is inherently important to me because it is a low-maintenance way to stay in touch with a wide range of friends and family, especially since so many of them live elsewhere. The trick is to force myself to not jump into these disagreements and let them pass me by. There is always going to be somebody wrong on the internet, but it isn't my job to debate them. Today, I patiently explained to someone how a publication can endorse a candidate and still publish an op-ed piece that advocates for a different candidate. They ignored my explanation and clung to a narrative that supported their misunderstanding, and I was able to let it go.

I had to get off of Facebook. The political arguments were just too aggravating.

As far as a second hobby, I'm lucky I have a pond big enough to hold fish, and fishing's all I've done for a summer hobby, besides reading, playing games, and watching too much TV. A lot of the bass are good size (14-16"), and there's one in there that I want to catch that would be big enough for a Fish Ohio pin (20" or larger). Most of them have been on a Texas rig worm, with a few on other lures, a couple on a worm and a bobber when I was fishing for bluegill, and one big one on an already-caught bluegill.

Now that fall is here, I'll probably take up painting minis again. I've got a bunch of stuff that could stand painting.
Last edit: 21 Sep 2020 13:04 by RobertB.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jeb, Jackwraith

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 13:27 #314286 by ubarose
Replied by ubarose on topic Your Backup Hobby
Was talking with my Mom about Facebook on Friday. She has almost 2000 friends, and I asked her how she manages it. She said, "Mute, mute, mute."
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax, Dr. Mabuse

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 14:19 #314289 by Shellhead
Replied by Shellhead on topic Your Backup Hobby

ubarose wrote: Was talking with my Mom about Facebook on Friday. She has almost 2000 friends, and I asked her how she manages it. She said, "Mute, mute, mute."


I have 171 Facebook friends, and only two are on mute. One is on mute because he loves to re-post conspiracy theory memes. The other is on mute because she likes to re-post news items about animal abuse. We both care about animals, but I can only handle a limited number of sad stories about animals per week.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Sep 2020 14:33 #314291 by the_jake_1973
Replied by the_jake_1973 on topic Your Backup Hobby
I've muted many people on my 'friend' list and it ends up that much of my FB feed are posts from groups that I have joined for miniatures, wargames, and Fluevog selling/buying.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
03 Oct 2020 18:24 #314809 by DarthJoJo
Replied by DarthJoJo on topic Your Backup Hobby
My in-laws spent the last week and a half with us, so I put them to work. With my father-in-law’s help I now have a three-bin compost made of pallets, a garden of six filled 4x8 raised beds, a 60 m long mountain bike trail for the boys and sod on a particularly ugly patch of our yard. I still need to amend the garden soil and it’s much too late too start anything this year, but I am excited for vegetables next year. Succession planting, short plants south of tall plants and pickling recipes are all in mind.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, jeb, Sagrilarus, ratpfink, Msample, Jackwraith, mezike, Gregarius

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
05 Oct 2020 11:02 - 05 Oct 2020 11:05 #314833 by Sagrilarus
Replied by Sagrilarus on topic Your Backup Hobby

Shellhead wrote: In recent months, I have pondered withdrawing from Facebook, which is the only social media that I use regularly. The intense polarization of everything along political lines has degraded the quality of what I see in my social media feed. It's not so much that I get into arguments with my Facebook friends, even the ones who have a different political orientation. The real problem is that some the Facebooks friends that I do agree with on most issues get into nasty arguments with their other Facebook friends/relatives/strangers, and that can spill onto my Facebook feed. But Facebook is inherently important to me because it is a low-maintenance way to stay in touch with a wide range of friends and family, especially since so many of them live elsewhere. The trick is to force myself to not jump into these disagreements and let them pass me by. There is always going to be somebody wrong on the internet, but it isn't my job to debate them. Today, I patiently explained to someone how a publication can endorse a candidate and still publish an op-ed piece that advocates for a different candidate. They ignored my explanation and clung to a narrative that supported their misunderstanding, and I was able to let it go.


Facebook is a cesspool.

I've had a joke for the last year or so -- We haven't discovered civilization on other planets because they don't survive 100 years past their invention of the Internet.

As for the thread topic -- wood splittin' season is back. I have about four cords still to do, and the tree guys are coming out this coming week. It's gonna rot before I burn it.
Last edit: 05 Oct 2020 11:05 by Sagrilarus.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, mezike

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.226 seconds