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By nightflameblue (Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:16:05 AM EST) (all tags)
Pre-order = get it a week after the rest of the world who wasn't "smart" enough to pre-order. It would help if AFKS would stop calling to rub my face in it.

What little knowledge I have to share about Dethalbum II below, along with some random blah, blah.



Dethalbum II

If you get it, get the bonus edition. It only costs $9.99 (American) and for the three bucks over the standard issue you get the full live-set cartoon that was played behind the band during the original tour on DVD. Personally, I expected that cartoon to be released at a later date as its own box set with a cost of $15-$20.

From perusing the vile facespace page so I can listen to the music I legally purchased already and won't get for another week in my grubby little hands, the music is really good. Laser Cannon Deth Sentence is the one that just keeps pulling me in. I Tampered with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin is pretty killer too. But really, there aren't any flat-out duds. The continuity with Murmaider II is nice, while still retaining its own identity. Basically, another good release. While I won't comment too much on the general sound until I have my actual good copy, the crappy web versions sound a touch clearer than the previous release. The "Nathan Explosion" voice stands a bit more out in front and there's better separation between everything. Brendon stepped it up a bit I guess.

I'm almost more excited to get ahold of that bonus DVD. That live show cartoon was awesome, and I've been dying to get a good copy of it.

Other Blah Blah

I've been trying to get myself out to the shop for about a week and a half to push the airbrush testing but somehow I either have something to do, or the weather doesn't cooperate. Yet again, I need heat in the shed. But if I put in heat, my "slam open a window and have a hug fan suck the fumes out" approach to airbrushing probably won't fly and I'll have to get an actual paint-booth setup of some kind. Not sure if that'll work with detail work anyway, since all I've ever done in the past is painting surface areas and minor shading on things were nothing precise has to happen. I guess we'll see if I can get an evening without other things going on and a temperature/humidity combination outside that doesn't result in splatter-ball.

Had some weird cold thing last week that's all but left me at this point. All that's still with me is this nagging cough that just will not go away.

Pup2 had some funny hip/back leg problem a couple nights ago. So bad I had to run her into the emergency overnight pet hospital. We lucked out and got the doctor that's also the pet chiropractor in town. Didn't even know there was such a thing, but she was able to go through bone-by-bone pretty quickly and determine it was a soft tissue problem, which was a relief. Some pain-pills and she slept it off overnight and acted much better the next day.

Mrs. NFB is now convinced the pets should all be lined up for a chiro visit. $60 a pop x (2 dogs + 3 cats) = um, no. Maybe the pups, as Pup1 has slammed her head into more walls and fence-posts than is probably healthy for the neck/spine, and Pup2 is all about stretches/massages/cracking joints. But kitties? Good luck getting them to hold still for it.

Starting to get cold now. Morning rides to work are starting to enter the "toss on extra pants" stage. The evenings aren't exactly warm, but the nights it isn't windy are so relaxing. Sounds like we're supposed to have gusts up to thirty-five miles an hour tonight during ride-home time. That should be fun.

Need to schedule my "take a day to tour" day soon, or I'll miss my chance. Hard to figure out this time of year. I don't mind riding in rain, I don't mind riding in cold. I'm not real fond of the idea of riding in rain if it's below forty degrees outside, which is a possibility at this time of the year. An entire day in that doesn't sound like a great time.

Work

The boss went from writing Zippy up for the same sort of things that drive BB and myself crazy about him to defending him no matter what he does again. Consequently, we've went from thinking it isn't so bad to thinking WTF more and more often. While his official stance is, "I want to keep you guys happy," his practical stance is, "leave him alone, he's trying." Except, he's not actually trying.

The nice thing is, HR now has a record of the zippyfail that could be useful for future possibilities. Honestly, the job is pretty decent if not for the constant scramble BB and I have to do to clean up the constant cloud of destruction following Zippy around the building. We've started instigating, "you do it, you fix it" policies. We will offer him advice, we will not just take over for him any longer. That's helped some. We still want to destroy him, but we're more willing to do it deviously rather than outright at this point. Progress.

Home life is golden. Mrs. NFB had some weird outfit on last night that got me all sorts of WOOHOOed. Sort of a naughty librarian thing going on on top with a see-through nightie type thing on the bottom, and then when I told her it was getting me worked up I get told I have some really weird fetishes. Still, any excuse will do.

You'd almost think we still like each other or something. I thought that was supposed to stop before you hit the ten year mark? We're like a month and a few days away from that point, so I suppose there's still time.

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Respirator for the painting by marvin (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:25:26 AM EST
You can get a 3m half-mask with an organic vapour / particulate filter for around $30. They stick out a bit, but not excessively so.

Already on it. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:45:13 AM EST
I use a dust-mask type thing when I'm shooting water-based acrylics, and a respirator when I shoot high-chemical based shiznitz like lacquers. But with the way the workshop is set up, I still need some good suction one way or another or I'd end up in a cloud rather quickly. I've been meaning to get a small booth setup at some point anyway. Just don't want to bite off the heat + paint booth bills at the same time.

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good suction ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:10:52 AM EST
rent Transformers 2

I'll be here all night, folks ...

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Must be a cheap way by marvin (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:25:30 AM EST
I know for woodworking, you can get a cyclone that you hook up to your shop vac. Not sure if a similarly inexpensive equivalent exists for the painting world, although the home-built option exists.

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While the home-built works by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:44:42 AM EST
It doesn't last long if you use very harsh paints. The commercial ones aren't real expensive. If you build your own "box" and then use the good filters and chemically sealed fans, you only end up around $150 in. I just have to convince myself to spend that at some point.

Of course, all pointless if I can't paint worth a crap anyway. Practice first.



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$150 is only 2.5 pet chiropractor visits by marvin (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:55:37 AM EST
Not much money.

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Still by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:22:33 AM EST
Pointless to spend if it'll only be used once or twice. Last thing I need is more useless junk laying around.

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Can you rent one by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25:58 AM EST
from a construction supply outfit?
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Hadn't thought of that. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:44:15 AM EST
May have to check. If so, I could probably rent a heater from the same place that would be paint-safe. If it comes to that.

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If you're only going to use it once or twice by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 12:01:02 PM EST
that's the way to go.

But some rental places may require you to be a licensed contractor. But with all the DIY going on nowadays, it's probably not an issue.
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If you only use it once or twice by marvin (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 12:29:39 PM EST
Longevity is not an issue. As long as it is cheap enough, throw it away when you're done, or else use the cheap homemade solution to determine if you can justify the larger investment later on.

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The cheap solution by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 01:02:59 PM EST
is the big-ass window fan that will likely die after two or three more bouts with the primer I use on plastic models. I was hoping to use that to try out my detailing before deciding if it's worth investing in a winter solution, but not sure that'll happen.

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Why did you put Nathan's name in quotes? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 10:07:20 AM EST
He's more real to me than any politician. Also, where did you order ths bonus dvd edition?

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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