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For those who may be interested, my spouse is crafting and selling dice bags! I can vouch from experience that their craftsmanship is A+, and you're definitely getting a fantastic, solid bag for your dollar.

They have a number of original designs, as well as some inspired by Critical Role / D&D. Additionally, they are open to commissions! Please consider taking a peek if you lack good storage for your dice hoards!

rudebirds-roost.square.site

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Completely forgot I had finished painting my Lord of Virulence I was gifted last year. Here he is in all his glory!

The "Ardent Vessels" Legionary squad of my Word Bearers warband: "The 13th Hour"

More Shadowspear work! Can't play wargames without boots on the ground to do the grunt work! These boys are meant to be a basic vanilla squad. I'm worried they'll be outclassed by the better Legionary kit (balefire and chainaxe), but they're at least solid and reliable, even if nothing fancy.

Venomcrawler "Skitterspite" of my Word Bearers warband: "The 13th Hour"

Working through the minis in my Shadowspear start collecting! This guy was really fun to paint, as the model is absolutely packed to the brim with flavor. If only he'd last to the end of a single crusade mission! Apparently folks are intimidated by giant, daemonic, soul flaying spider engines.

Mago Corvus, master of the "13th Hour" warband of Word Bearers.

The Master of Possession model has been one of my favorites across the entire 40k line since his release, and painting him was an absolute blast. With my Word Bearers being heavily focused on the daemonic nature of chaos, it seemed only fitting that he be the ringleader of my warband!

Been having some trouble finding the motivation to paint lately, but made some notable progress for WIP Wednesday. Aside from basing, I've finally gotten a basic CSM squad ready for the upcoming yearly crusade!

Unfortunately, I have to wait on the release of the KT Legionnaire kit before I go buying more troops since I want to capitalize the new squad upgrades.

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transphobia, warhammer, UK 

Why I'm not even surprised Games Workshop is pulling again another dog-whistle to their great nazi community in their Warhammer 30/40K books? Wouldn't be like the 3rd (at least) in a single year...

goonhammer.com/editorial-trans

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Curate your feeds! Keep yourself safe. Block, mute and unfollow to make your social media experience as fun and engaged as possible.

Don’t put people on pedestals - no one is perfect. A shared hobby? That doesn’t make anyone a good person.

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Leftover thoughts from last night:

I find myself *super* hype for this upcoming crusade, and having a new CSM dex to play with.

Back when I last played CSM, the faction really felt more like spikey marines with less options. Since then we've gotten so many releases (particularly daemon-kin/engines) that really stand out, and help the faction shine on their own aesthetic merit. It's a huge part of why I'm going Word Bearers for this project.

And because every wrestling show needs a heel. ;D

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I did also try some more contrast today, on recommendation from my local GW shop dude. He had a solid suggestion of priming the entire model in leadbelcher (to handle the trim) and using flesh tearers contrast to paint the armor plating. Tried it on some ancient CSMs and I think he's right in that it'd save a LOT of time, but the issue is that I am really not wanting the metallic red. Oh well, looks like another army to slow paint. At least the air brush has greatly helped with base coating.

Tonight brought more work on the somewhat secret Word Bearers project! I normally wait until *all* base coating is complete to do ink washing, but was feeling a little insecure about my work and needed to restore some faith in "The Process". Will likely do remaining details in assembly line fashion with his squad mates.

On one hand I definitely wish more peeps would hop on the Masto bandwagon. On the other hand, Masto being more lowkey *does* give me the freedom to post progress shots from "Secret" projects. Like say, a new Word Bearers army for the next local crusade. :3c

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#accessibility post i found on tumblr:

some of you may've heard about that fancy "bionic reading" typefont thats supposed to be easier for #neurodivergent people to read (if you're unfamiliar, it bolds the first few letters of each word to make it easier to follow)

well guess what, its locked behind a $500 a month API to write in because fuck you!

introducing, Not Bionic Reading! it is literally just the bionic reading typefont but for free. god bless neocities

not-br.neocities.org/

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

Finally got the Shared Album set up, so here's my final US Open (2022) toot! Here you'll find the photos taken during the event, including many that hadn't found their way to Mastadon yet. Enjoy!

icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0SGWZ

Now that the Open is done and I don't necessarily *need* to focus on Custodes and 40k, my brain is hyperfixating on AOS, specifically the delightfully spooky nighthaunts. Tonight was figuring out my color scheme with a prototype so that I can get started painting.

All I knew going in was that I wanted black and orange (I'm a huge fan of Halloween) and a blue glowy ghost body. The rest fell into place!

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I exited Twitter stage left today, deleting 13 years of my digital life on the way out. NO REGERTS, and all that.

My social media presence is down to Reddit, to the extent that Reddit is social media, and Mastodon. So it's Mastodon or bust!

This tool was tremendously useful in nuking my Twitter account, and while I used it as a flamethrower it can be much more granular than that.

semiphemeral.com/

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