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Re: More Stuff

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:25 pm

I've been reading SFP regularly since the page where Alison was getting her hair cut - by freezing it with LN2 and then using a high-speed carbide cutoff disk.

I had started on it once before, but the early art was crude enough that the story didn't holdmy attention.

It reminds me of Marion Harmon's "Capes" universe - not the story so much but the underlying situation.
He had done a good job of covering his tracks, but that was to be expected. After all, one does not conspire to ruin a House and murder a queen and then just stand there waving and waiting patiently for retribution.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 am

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Postby jwhouk » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:24 am

Hanners has had that cricket bat for quite some time.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:04 pm

I just loved the way that the composition gave me the chance to put that avatar together.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Alkarii » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 am

I'd gotten back into checking out some indie horror stuff on YouTube, and I'd come across a couple interesting gems.

One is called "The West Records," which hasn't had anything new for just over a year now, but it's pretty crazy. It's a found footage series, and while it begins in the typical fashion (amateur filmmakers going where they shouldn't), it quickly becomes something considerably different than your usual found footage series.

The jump scares it has aren't the typical jack-in-the-box type (although there is a segment in one of the episodes where you know it's coming, but it works anyway, even the third time you watch it), and a good deal of the horror is psychological, but presented in a rather interesting way. I recommend giving this one a watch. The episodes are fairly short (the longest are around eight to ten minutes), and I knocked it all out in one sitting today.

The other gem is a little older, and I'd heard about it before, but I didn't hear any real details until today. What I had forgotten about the original description of the channel was that the series was an ARG (alternate reality game). It's called Ben's Playhouse, and the story of it is that some guy who decides to do a little urban exploration in an abandoned mental hospital gets abducted by a crazy guy, who may or may not have been a former patient.

Now, the newer analysis video I watched today described the whole series as if it were real (remember, I forgot it was fiction), and the reviewer did a little investigating of where the series takes place, before revealing near the end of the video that the whole thing was a work of fiction.

The crazy part, though, was when he did his detective work to determine the location of the grocery store where "Ben" collected his second victim. While that particular grocery store (a Kroger, by the way) is not unique to this state, it was when he looked up the area of operations of a separate company whose logo wound up on camera in that episode. When I saw it, I immediately recognized it as one I saw around here, and apparently they mostly only operate in Arkansas.

It turns out the hospital, which I'd never heard of, was shut down a few years ago, and isn't far from where I live, and the Kroger isn't too far from the Home Depot where I used to work.

Also, I'd happened to have listen to someone's narration of a creepypasta that took place in Arkansas less than an hour before that, too.
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Postby Catawampus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Alkarii wrote:I'd also returned a book to the junior high school's library that I had since the 03 school year. I had lost the book, and found it yesterday when retrieving a box and two postal bins of my stuff from my grandmother's shed. I had been looking for an old game, which I never did manage to find...


Did they waive the late dues?

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Alkarii wrote:Well, I applied for a job at a sawmill in the town where I went to school. I only lived IN the town for the first few months of living in this state, though.

Best of luck! and do remember, the lumber goes into the saws; your fingers should not.


I've heard from reliable sources that it's best to keep genitalia away from moving sawblades, too.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Alkarii » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:19 pm

Hey! Just because I didn't go to college does not make me a total dumbass...
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Postby lake_wrangler » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:51 am

Oh, so... just a partial one, then? ;) :P :lol:

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Postby lake_wrangler » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:59 pm

Here's another quote from my wallpaper changer:

“The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.” - Oscar Wilde
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Postby lake_wrangler » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:53 am

Or how about this quote:

Despite the high cost of living it remains popular
(Can't seem to find someone to attribute ti to...)
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Postby Alkarii » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 am

I applied to the Kohler factory that's in the same town as the sawmill (though a little bit closer, I believe), and the application didn't ask for the contact information of any previous employers, or why I'd left any of them. Hopefully they'll look past the fact that the last three positions I'd held had been for under a year, and at least let me explain myself in an interview.
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Postby Catawampus » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:17 pm

Heard some odd engine noises in the sky, looked up, and saw something a bit different from the usual:
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Hansontoons » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:59 pm

A little lower, they look like this.

From Houston/Dallas airshows.

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Postby lake_wrangler » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:52 pm

Nice use of shutter speed, to catch the blur of the propellers, while still having the planes in focus.
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Postby Alkarii » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 am

If I don't get a call from the sawmill by Thursday, I'm gonna call and see if they're still hiring.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Hansontoons » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:23 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:Nice use of shutter speed, to catch the blur of the propellers, while still having the planes in focus.


1/200 - 1/250 shutter speed with autofocus. I delete far more than I keep. Still learning.

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The Commemorative Air Force TORA TORA TORA team put on quite a show. Lots of smoke, explosions with fireballs, and noise.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:23 pm

"Commemorative Air Force". huh? Wasn't that long ago they had a different name with the same initials.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Alkarii » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:53 am

Well, I just found that I received an email from Kohler, telling me that I'm apparently not good enough to put together toilet seats or whatever, so there goes that idea.
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Hansontoons » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:58 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:"Commemorative Air Force". huh? Wasn't that long ago they had a different name with the same initials.

Name history, from Wikipedia:

The original name, Confederate Air Force, started as a simple tongue in cheek joke, poking fun at the organization's ragtag beginnings. As the collection of warbirds at Central Valley Airport in Mercedes, Texas started to grow, someone painted the name on the side of the original North American P-51 Mustang. The name stuck, and it grew to the point where the airport was renamed Rebel Field, all members were called "colonels" (a tradition which still remains), and it led to the creation of a fictitious leader named Colonel Jethro E. Culpepper. There was even a humorous CAF twist put to the old AVG Flying Tigers World War II "blood chit" that read, "This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him medical care." The CAF version seen on the backs of flight suits and flight jackets stated, "This is a CAF aviator. If found lost or unconscious, please hide him from Yankees, revive with mint julep and assist him in returning to friendly territory. CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE".

Following a 2001 membership vote, the group changed its name to Commemorative Air Force effective January 1, 2002. Many felt the name Confederate Air Force was confusing, did not accurately reflect the purpose of the organization, and was detrimental to fundraising efforts. This name change was deemed by some fans to be a move of political correctness. According to CAF chief of staff Ray Kinney, "In many people's minds, the word 'confederacy' brings up the image of slavery and discrimination. We, in no way, are associated with that kind of stuff. So, it gives us, in a way, a black-eye."
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Re: More Stuff

Postby Alkarii » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:20 am

Well, I checked with the sawmill. They passed me up, too. But, the guy did say to try again in a week or two, because a lot of guys don't work out as employees.

So, MAYBE I have I chance.

I'd also checked online with Staffmark, and they have a factory job opening nearby, but because I have to have an online account to apply for the job online, and there's no visible Sign Up button, I'll have to visit them in person.

Of course, they also require a positive review from my last employer, which won't be likely to happen, unless I can get them to call my last supervisor (who also got tossed), or possibly the service manager, if he's still there.
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