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when my new watch yells at me to move i go upstairs and get snacks, am i doing it right?

auspol, police violence, racism 

This is an important article for Australians who are outraged by US police murders of Black Americans, but are either unaware or indifferent to police murders of Black people at home. Since 1991, when the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody made its final report, more than 400 Indigenous people have died in custody and no one has ever been convicted. Many of the royal commission’s recommendations were either never implemented or the implementations are routinely ignored by police, with no consequences for them even when the outcomes are fatal. We should be just as angry about this, and call for change just as adamantly here, as we want to see in the US.

Played our first game of Warhammer Underworlds with the new terrain! I love it, it adds so much visual interest to the board. (I gave up on the murder-ladies for the moment, I need to tweak the deck a bit, and went back to the Dread Pageant. Ended up winning 15-8!).

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Games Workshop's Contrast paints and my new big drybrushes certainly reduce the time it takes to do these terrain pieces for Warhammer Underworlds! (Miniature is there for scale).


Dinner was magnificently excellent as always. No photo of the moussaka, both because I was hungry and got stuck into it immediately, but also because it's not very photogenic. I actually had room for dessert for once, though, and had bougatsa for the first time. Hot DAMN is it nice!

Birthday haul! This should keep me going for a while. And I'm getting another three Warhammer Underworlds warbands from my parents when we see them weekend after next. 😅

New blog post: I quit twitter and now my brain functions again! Everyone should do this

I think I've got the hang of this drybrushing business now. 👌🏻

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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.


Haha wow, so I took this photo six years ago today. Compare and contrast! (Those are the same conifers in the pots, and they've had to have their tops trimmed several times so they didn't run into the eaves).

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It was spooky ladies versus murder ladies tonight! Unfortunately the murder ladies are now two losses out of two games played. Partially my fault again, they require a lot more careful play than some of the other warbands, and I screwed up placing the objective tokens. Kristina had some very tricksy plays too though, which screwed me over at a couple of points!

Because the new brushes are so big and thick and soft compared to what I'm used to using (an EXTREMELY ratty old Games Workshop drybrush), you actually need to leave more paint on the brush and just really gently flick the end of the brush across the surface, and the softness and number of bristles does the rest.

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I was having a bit of a struggle with my new drybrushes, you can't tell too much from my previous photos of Lady Harrow's Mournflight, but I couldn't get the drybrushing to come out properly all the time, it kept globbing and looking like crap. I decided to carefully watch Artis Opus' tutorial video and do some experimenting and, counterintuitively, it turns out I was actually taking TOO MUCH paint off the brush! Check out this lovely gradient I did tonight.

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Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.

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