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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!

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trans thoughts, online personas (long) 

One thing the internet has really helped with is establishing online personas for trans ppl.

For cis people, anonymous internet IDs are imaginary personas that we use to live in a make believe world.

For me, as a closeted trans person, I think it's the opposite: The physical world gave us an undesired physical persona that we cannot control, the internet allows us to create virtual personas where we can really be ourselves.

When I see trans people online, these are their real selves. Our online personas ARE us.

The average cis person may think "it's a dude playing a girl", but after experiencing what is it to be trans, I can no longer see it that way.

When I see trans people online, their online aliases feel way more real than their physical counterparts. I see a trans girl, I imagine her voice, her appearance to match their profile picture, and somehow... it clicks.

This is who they really are, and I can only hope that they find the means to bring that ideal to life, through surgery, hormones, etc.

So, thank you for this one, internet. For giving us a space where we can really be.

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On the topic of Warhammer 40k, Heretic Astartes, and Word Bearers - Can I heckin' get my new Possessed sculpts and Accursed Cultists already? It's been really frustrating playing a daemonkin + cultist centric Legion in the Crusade when I still don't have access to some of the juiciest models you teased months ago.

This last Saturday was a painting day at the local Crusade meet. In between painting Warp Talons with their obnoxiously ornate Chaos armor trim, I decided to knock out a quick template piece for my Cultists. (Since I have so many and will need to start on them sooner than later!)

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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...

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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

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