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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from zornwil in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    Easter. Hrm.
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from RobCRogers in Storn's Art & Characters thread.   
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    I like the picture just fine, myself.
     
    IMO a minor critique or question of style here and there isn't unexpected or unwarranted. A second lengthier follow-up post that essentially shows errors, mistakes, the critic's expert knowledge or simply reinforces the original unasked for critique, even after that critique has been addressed, is arrogant and rude. But that could just be me.
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Storn in Storn's Art & Characters thread.   
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    En, I did respond to your link/article.
     
    Folks, I'm sorry about the absence. I had two covers to put to bed, one of extremely tight deadline. The other I thought I had done, didn't like what I did and I'm in the process of repainting it because the deadline is a lot softer.
     
    Then, this last weekend, I was layed out for two days with a headcold. I just didn't feel like doing diddly.
     
    But I'm back in the studio, working away. Here are two commissions below the mag cover painting.
     

     

     

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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from L. Marcus in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    Just thought I'd wish everyone a good night and a pleasant tomorrow. I'm feeling very communal right now
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from Basil in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
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    My girlfriend's head on the headboard.
     
    Or was that too much information...?
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Storn in Storn's Art & Characters thread.   
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    The jedi is actually an older commission, but held back from public view per request of the patron. He wanted to surprise his game group. He gave me permission to post it now that his group has seen the character.
     

     
    Next up is a commission for the Hero Board's very own Jeff T.
     

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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from AmadanNaBriona in Musings on Random Musings   
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    On a related note, this email was sent to me today:
     

     
    For the record, I have a girlfriend, but I'm all for this...
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from AliceTheOwl in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from death tribble in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    I'm hiding from the world today, so if anyone calls, I'm not here.
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from ghost-angel in What Are You Listening To Right Now?   
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    Varekai (Cirque de Soleil) soundtrack - not sure which track as it's on random on a copied cd. Good stuff, though.
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Mandy in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
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    Because math is so hard!
     

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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from death tribble in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
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    "I drink therefore I....I....I love you, man!" [hic]
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from AliceTheOwl in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    I forgot how much I loved having a dog. After only 2 days with my new Rott I can't imagine ever going for so long (6 years) without one again.
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Storn in Storn's Art & Characters thread.   
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    This is for "Heroes & Legends". From About Time! Games. They are
    currently in playtest and have a tenative release date set for late 2006.
    You can check out their website at http://www.abouttimegames.com.
     
    I thought it was a clever tackling of a universal RPG system, instead of the multi figure approach of other covers.
     

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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from gewing in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Vanguard00 reacted to austenandrews in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    15 years of marriage as of today, and happy for it. Unfortunately I look, sound and feel like death warmed over. The anniversary night out may not go so hot this year.
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from Logan.1179 in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
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    Hot chick at the bar: How long have you been in a band?
     
    Me: About three or four seasons.
     
    Girlfriend: You can see them next weekend if you want.
     
    Hot chick at the bar: I love band guys. I'd love to see you play.
     
    Girlfriend: You don't need to see him play.
     
    Hot chick at the bar: We don't need to see him play.
     
    Girlfriend: This is not the singer your looking for.
     
    Hot chick at bar: This is not the singer we're looking for.
     
    Girlfriend: He can go about his business.
     
    Hot chick at bar: You can go about your business.
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from Enforcer84 in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Try this.
     
    Example: I vunted tu teke-a pert in zee imeetete-a unuzeer puster threed boot hoo du yuoo vreete-a doon vhet zee Svedeesh cheff frum zee Mooppet Shoo seys ? Bork Bork Bork!
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from gewing in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Man, five years ago I'd already be packin' for a road trip. I'd be like, "Hey, did someone drop this gauntlet?". And if her name started with an I, O, Q or U it'd be even better.
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Matt Frisbee in Telekinesis and Martial Arts   
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    By popular demand...
     
    Shadowplay
    Characteristics
    VAL STAT PTS
    18 STR 8
    20 DEX 30
    15 CON 10
    12 BODY 4
    18 INT 8
    10 PRE 0
    10 COM 0
    5 PD 1
    5 ED 2
    4 SPD 10
    7 REC 0
    30 END 0
    30 STUN 1
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    Points 90
     
    Powers
    Cost Item
    35 Elemental Control: Illusionary Powers (35-pt. Reserve)
    43-a Invisibility to Sight & Mental Groups with No Fringe; 0 END,
    Persistent (+1); Always On (-1/2) [0] (The Shadowplayer is never
    seen.)
    43-b Images to Sight, Hearing & Smell/Taste Groups with -4 to PER;
    1" Radius; 0 END (+1/2) [0] (The puppet is always the center of
    attention.)
    39-c Telekinesis (STR 18) with Fine Manipulation; AE 1 hex (+1/2);
    0 END (+1/2) [0] (The Shadow Magic that brings the puppet to life.)
    40-d Clairsentience with Sight, Hearing & Smell/Taste Groups;
    0 END (+1/2) [0] (The true mastery allows the Shadowplayer to
    become the puppet.)
    3 +1 PER with all senses
    --------------------
    203 Points for Powers
     
    No Talents or Perks

    Skills
    Points Item
    9 Acting 14-
    5 Concealment 14-
    5 Contortionist 14-
    9 Disguise 14-
    9 Oratory 14-
    9 Shadowing 14-
    5 Stealth 14-
    9 Ventriloquism 14-
    17 Comic Book Martial Arts
    (4) Punch (+0 OCV, +2 DCV, 6 1/2 d6)
    (5) Kick (-2 OCV, +1 DCV, 8 1/2 d6)
    (3) Throw (+0 OCV, +1 DCV, 4 1/2 d6 + v/5)
    (1) Martial Arts Usable with Telekinesis & Unarmed
    (4) +1 DC for Martial Attacks (figured in)
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    77 Points for skills
     
    370 Total Points for Characteristics, Powers & Skills
     
    Disadvantages = 200 + Points
    Points Item
    10 Destitute
    10 Enraged if someone discovers the "person behind the puppet."
    (Unc, Go 14-, Rec. 11-, Enraged only)
    20 Normal Characteristics Maxima
    10 PHY: He's always invisible (kinda like being blind, but while you can
    see where you're going, you can't see your hands or feet)
    (Frequently, Slightly)
    15 PSY: Code vs. Killing (Common, Strong)
    15 PSY: Occasionally forgets what's real and what isn't (Uncommon,
    Total)
    10 PSY: Prankster (Common, Moderate)
    10 PSY: Treats his "Puppets" as if they were real people (Common,
    Moderate)
    15 Secret Identity (Charlie Waters, transient)
    15 Susceptable to having his true nature discovered (it shatters the
    illusion he lives in) (Uncommon, 3d6 Stun, Instant)
    30 Villain Bonus
    10 Vulnerability to illusions other than his own (Uncommon, x2 Effect)
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    370 Total Points
     
    Background (brief)
    Charlie Waters was an only child whose favorite game was "let's pretend." But, since he lived alone and mom and dad were never home, he started making imaginary friends for himself. Little did his very busy parents realize that Charlie's imaginary friends were actually visible to others besides Charlie. As Charlie got older, the imaginary friends became more real to him than his own self image. As he faded away, his images began being mistaken for real people. Now Charlie lives as a shadow, pretending to be other people to complicate their lives while he hides in the most inaccessible places watching his very own shadowplay, a spectator to other lives. Recently, Charlie has started masquerading as a supervillain, so he can embarass superheroes and other supervillains, too. The fun has really only just begun!
     
    Hope you like it!
     
    Matt "Typing-his-pudgy-fingers-off" Frisbee
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    Vanguard00 reacted to Storn in Storn's Art & Characters thread.   
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    Thanks DT!! I really appreciate your help. Like DT said, been a bit swamped.
     
    Okay, here are two. I've got a bunch more to do. If you have been waiting for yours, I apologize.
     
    Right now, I only have 1 publisher's project on my desk... a cover... in between working on that, I will be cranking on commissions. 1 publisher project is actually pretty light for me.
     
    Probably be doing pencil work at TrinityCon this weekend. If you are in the area, drop in.
     
     

     

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    Vanguard00 reacted to Lightray in "Neat" Pictures   
    Webpage with incredibly cool mammatus clouds over Hastings NE:
     
    http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/june2004hastings-mammatus.html
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from AliceTheOwl in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Heh...oops. I thought 'send' was still for email.
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    Vanguard00 got a reaction from zornwil in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    Every so often I sit down and watch a movie that I haven't seen yet, but that apparently everyone else has, and everyone raved about it. It was a hit at the box office, it was a hit with the critics, it may even have won awards (be it an Oscar or some horse-hockey "fan favorite" type award), and so on ad nauseum.
     
    Well, I didn't like the movie and I can't help but wonder if that's just a matter of taste or, in my overwhelming arrogance, if everyone else was just fooled into thinking they were supposed to like it. It's the same with music, or television shows, or just about anything. Yeah, it's mostly about personal tastes, but what about those times when everyone but me likes something?
     
    I mean, sometimes I know I'm the exception, but once in a while I feel like shouting, "WAKE UP!" to everyone I see.
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    Vanguard00 reacted to AliceTheOwl in Musings on Random Musings   
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