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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116610 on: October 07, 2019, 03:27:08 pm »

Also you'd hallucinate pretty severely. Which is honestly a somewhat ironic side effect for an antipsychotic, but there you go!


And yeah, sometimes just knowing that the option is there can help make you feel better. No matter how bad it gets, you're not trapped. The option is there. Every day not taking it is a day you didn't need it.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116611 on: October 08, 2019, 09:08:25 am »

I really want to get into scale-modeling as a hobby but holy crap does it have a steep entry price. Gundams I'm already into, and they're nice in that you could just buy the model kit and one or two essential tools and you're set to go. With regular models you gotta buy a bunch of paints, none of which are cheap and most of which you will use fairly little of, plus if you really want to have good effects you gotta grab an airbrush as well and those aren't super cheap either. Plus, y'know the model kit itself costs about as much as an MG Gundam kit.

And it's not that I'm short on cash now, hell I have no idea what to spend most of my paycheck on these days since I'm kinda short on time, it's just that, the entry price is damn high for something that I may not have the time or patience to keep up with (and even if I do the damn thing doesn't get any cheaper over time)
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« Reply #116612 on: October 08, 2019, 09:35:38 am »

Maybe you should think about some sort of crafting hobby then instead of buying model kits. There have to be a lot of schematics you can get from the net, and most people generate a lot of hard plastic waste (bottles, containers etc) that could be used for sheet plastic.

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« Reply #116613 on: October 08, 2019, 01:03:41 pm »

I don't know. Depression, chronic boredom, and burn-out probably?

I need to sit around less and get more (low-impact, but muscle-building) leg exercise, but it's always too hot here to be outside. I should also get a hobby that requires me to think creatively. Shadowrun used to be good for that, but the group fell apart over a year ago.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116614 on: October 08, 2019, 01:14:39 pm »

I really want to get into scale-modeling as a hobby but holy crap does it have a steep entry price. Gundams I'm already into, and they're nice in that you could just buy the model kit and one or two essential tools and you're set to go. With regular models you gotta buy a bunch of paints, none of which are cheap and most of which you will use fairly little of, plus if you really want to have good effects you gotta grab an airbrush as well and those aren't super cheap either. Plus, y'know the model kit itself costs about as much as an MG Gundam kit.

And it's not that I'm short on cash now, hell I have no idea what to spend most of my paycheck on these days since I'm kinda short on time, it's just that, the entry price is damn high for something that I may not have the time or patience to keep up with (and even if I do the damn thing doesn't get any cheaper over time)
Are you talking about something like Warhammer or the larger non-gaming vehicle models? In the latter case, the paints last quite a long time (I've got a few jars that lasted a year or two without any deterioration) as long as you buy decent Testors stuff, and an airbrush is completely unnecessary (though nice) as long as you get a larger brush and have good technique. As for tools, the only critical bits of kit are a good hobby knife (you wan the metal kind with interchangable blades, not the single use disposable ones) a pair of good tweezers, and wire cutters (for cleanly snipping pieces off the sprue, some of the detail parts like gearshifts or antennas are too fragile to be easily removed with a knife).
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116615 on: October 08, 2019, 01:47:11 pm »

I don't know. Depression, chronic boredom, and burn-out probably?

I need to sit around less and get more (low-impact, but muscle-building) leg exercise, but it's always too hot here to be outside. I should also get a hobby that requires me to think creatively. Shadowrun used to be good for that, but the group fell apart over a year ago.
Buy an indoor bike? I got one cheap off a neighbour for 20 quid, though they are probably more expensive generally, and it's been great for my legs. No running/cycling on dangerous roads either.

Lunges also, of course, and squats. Or gym membership.
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« Reply #116616 on: October 08, 2019, 02:13:13 pm »

I really want to get into scale-modeling as a hobby but holy crap does it have a steep entry price. Gundams I'm already into, and they're nice in that you could just buy the model kit and one or two essential tools and you're set to go. With regular models you gotta buy a bunch of paints, none of which are cheap and most of which you will use fairly little of, plus if you really want to have good effects you gotta grab an airbrush as well and those aren't super cheap either. Plus, y'know the model kit itself costs about as much as an MG Gundam kit.

And it's not that I'm short on cash now, hell I have no idea what to spend most of my paycheck on these days since I'm kinda short on time, it's just that, the entry price is damn high for something that I may not have the time or patience to keep up with (and even if I do the damn thing doesn't get any cheaper over time)
Are you talking about something like Warhammer or the larger non-gaming vehicle models? In the latter case, the paints last quite a long time (I've got a few jars that lasted a year or two without any deterioration) as long as you buy decent Testors stuff, and an airbrush is completely unnecessary (though nice) as long as you get a larger brush and have good technique. As for tools, the only critical bits of kit are a good hobby knife (you wan the metal kind with interchangable blades, not the single use disposable ones) a pair of good tweezers, and wire cutters (for cleanly snipping pieces off the sprue, some of the detail parts like gearshifts or antennas are too fragile to be easily removed with a knife).

Non-gaming stuff, I've given up on ever getting into wargaming years ago, mostly due to lack of anyone else to play with :V (that said, I wish they had a more display oriented line of figures, bigger and more realistic in proportion, having a single good space marine model to work with is way more appealing than having a dozen kinda wonky ones imo)

Yeah, I've got pretty much all those tools and then some, got a fairly nifty set of that plus a bunch of files and polishing sticks for like 15$ off ebay, but that stuff is useful for a bunch of other things as well. The main issue I have with the paints is that they're fairly specific in their use, unless you want all your models having the same color scheme, which is kinda boring. And I just know I'd end up with a bunch I've only used a couple of times and never again :S
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116617 on: October 08, 2019, 02:55:11 pm »

The little jars of Testors paints aren't too expensive, and IIRC they mix fairly well. If you just buy them by the jar, and either accept slightly off colors or are good at mixing the tone you want (either will probably be fine for anything but "pristine" military vehicles - civilian cars and such don't usually need that much precision, and "distressed" military doesn't have to be the exact right color anyway) you'll probably wind up without too much waste.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116618 on: October 08, 2019, 03:05:24 pm »

I don't know. Depression, chronic boredom, and burn-out probably?

I need to sit around less and get more (low-impact, but muscle-building) leg exercise, but it's always too hot here to be outside. I should also get a hobby that requires me to think creatively. Shadowrun used to be good for that, but the group fell apart over a year ago.
Buy an indoor bike? I got one cheap off a neighbour for 20 quid, though they are probably more expensive generally, and it's been great for my legs. No running/cycling on dangerous roads either.

I've thought about that. I'd need help dragging it up the stairs, but it's indoors, and probably quiet enough not to shake the downstairs neighbor's ceiling.


Lunges also, of course, and squats.

My knees "Failed Under Continuous Testing." I'd barely be able to walk for a few days after that.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116619 on: October 08, 2019, 03:25:29 pm »

So today's the day of a gig I've been really looking forward to (Necrot's last show of tour, with the also amazing Whitehorse) and I am somehow still sick. Just, a lot of cough and very little voice remaining.
I can't miss this, but I dunno what to do to try and improve my condition by tonight. Maybe eat an orange, drink a cup of tea and then pound down some of the cough syrup I just bought but wasn't really planning on using for its intended purpose?

I hope at least my stupid, croaky voice improves by this evening. Dx
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« Reply #116620 on: October 08, 2019, 04:15:25 pm »

Put some honey and maybe some lemon juice in the tea

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« Reply #116621 on: October 08, 2019, 08:17:13 pm »

If you're going to use cough syrup for anything, its intended purpose is probably a good call.
If you don't want the tea part, hot water with honey and lemon juice will also be helpful.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116622 on: October 08, 2019, 08:23:07 pm »

What else would cough syrup even be used for? Isnít the only reason to use cough syrup itís intended purpose?

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« Reply #116623 on: October 08, 2019, 09:01:20 pm »

Cough syrup has a long and proud history of being used for everything but coughs. Some have alcohol, and some of the stronger ones contain things like codeine. Therefore you can make drugs with it.

My grandfather was around during prohibition, and he would tell stories about how they got around it with cough syrup. They had labels on the side that said DO NOT FREEZE. WILL TURN TO ALCOHOL. Wink wink nudge nudge.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #116624 on: October 08, 2019, 10:27:03 pm »

DO NOT FREEZE. WILL TURN TO ALCOHOL.

That is hilarious and I am moving it to the OOCQ thread forthwith.
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