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BoloOfEarth

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BoloOfEarth last won the day on November 13 2019

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  1. Well, you always wondered what to do with all those credit card applications they keep mailing to you...
  2. Woot! There's some in there he did for me - members of the Femmes Fatale (Aspect, Dr. Farrah Moen, Mistress Medusa, Sapphire Dragon, Skye Blue, Tara / Kara, and Wild Rose). He also did the art for my Principality of Sealand article in Digital Hero #22. Here's two of my favorites:
  3. *cough* "I have coronavirus!" *punch* "I have anger control issues."
  4. Not even trying to find a grossly overpriced mask that won't arrive for a month or two anyway. We're going to try to make our own tonight. https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/make-diy-face-masks/ https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6860-printable-face-mask-tutorial/ded6e67bb78f2599a7ff/optimized/full.pdf#page=1 I took a seam ripper to a reusable non-woven polypropylene bag (ironically, one I got from Michigan Medicine, aka the University of Michigan hospital), taking it completely apart. The single piece that made up the bottom and sides of the bag happens to be almost exactly the width needed for the New York Times mask pattern, and the edging connecting the sides/bottom to the front and back of the bag looks like it will work perfectly for ties for the mask. We'll cut down, fold, and sew the handles for additional ties. Overall, I estimate that one reusable bag has enough material for at least a half-dozen masks. Correction: I didn't realize the instructions call for two layers, so one bag has enough for 3 masks.
  5. "It's a sobering thought that, when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years." - Tom Lehrer
  6. He said he had France24 on for 15 minutes, not the video.
  7. Whoa, dude, that's heavy!
  8. I think it's because the coronavirus has scared the s**t out of people.
  9. I long ago postulated that a person's worth to society is in inverse proportion to how much they are paid. If every CEO, movie star, and pro athlete disappeared from the face of the Earth, life would go on. But if we lost every police officer, firefighter, etc. things would go in the crapper quite quickly. The main exception to this is doctors, whose worth to society is considerable, and who generally make a good living.
  10. My god, doesn't that chicken know about Social Distancing?!
  11. I'm surprised to see that I never posted in this thread. How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? One of my first Champions characters was Bolo, who was Hunted by Firewing. (And Bolo had Vulnerabilities to Fire and Explosions. Not my brightest move.) Firewing often referred to him as Bolo of Earth. So when I tried to create my forum name and Bolo was already taken, I fell back onto BoloOfEarth. What was the first tabletop RPG you played? D&D, followed by Top Secret and Traveler, starting back in 1978 or so. I got in to Champions my freshman year of college (1982-3) What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? My brother and I alternated between GMing D&D, though to be honest they were only dungeon crawls. The first game I consider me truly GMing was Top Secret. What are you currently playing/GMing? I'm playing Pathfinder and am GMing a Fellowship of the White Rose game. I ended a 4-5 year-long Champions campaign a few months ago and planned to start a new one, but half of the players have yet to create their characters for the new campaign. To be honest, I'm not even all that excited about the new campaign myself now.
  12. Just got word this morning that one of the residents in the assisted living place where my mother-in-law lives, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been moved to the hospital. They've been on lockdown all week, but I guess too little too late. Don't know if the affected resident was on the same floor as my mother-in-law, but given that aides, nurses, and other staff cover all floors, I'm doubting it matters much. My mother-in-law (age 75) has pretty bad dementia and is completely non-communicative, so we have no idea how she's been weathering things thus far, just second-hand reports from staff members. Now we're worried we'll never see her again.
  13. I was going to say maybe he had the hat turned around so the bill could keep his neck from getting burned, but it looks like the sun is coming from his front, so that's not an issue.
  14. I like the latest installment. I particularly liked SLIME'S LOG. On the second book front, I've got all the pieces combined, and have done a first edit on about 30% of it. I'd have gotten farther, but my employers have this silly idea that, if I'm going to work from home, I'm supposed to actually spend my work time doing *their* stuff.
  15. Though to be fair, it's hard to chisel words clearly into stone tablets when you're hungover.
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