Just wanted to pop on quick to assure people I'm not dead.
Just dealing with some personal, and health, issues before they become life threatening.
For the next 18 weeks I'll be undergoing medically supervised cardio, weight training, lab testing, and meal replacement while still working full time and taking car of my kids.
While I'm quite optimistic about accomplishing my health goals in the next few months, I'm a bit saddened that things have gotten to the point where these steps I'm taking have become a necessity. It's really taken a tole on my motivation to make paper models. The hours it takes me, sitting basically motionless, to draw, scan, edit, and then spent online to distribute models, contributes to the problem, so I get saddened just thinking about it any time I attempt to do so. I have no attention to give it up in the long run, but in the short run, I need to find a way to balance my time spent active and sedimentary better or it's going to kill me.
TLDR Taking a break to improve my health, will be back in the second quarter of 2012.
Post by cowboyleland on Jan 7, 2012 12:54:17 GMT -9
Just saw a ted talk by the guy who wrote "A Year of Living Biblically" It was called "How Healthy living nearly Killed Me." He claims he wrote the book the talk promotes while actually walking on a treadmill. Could be an option if paper minis give you joy. Happiness is a great boon to good health. If they have turned into a hassel, best walk away for a while.
Oh ... . Jim Hartman first, now you, Adam. Take the time to regenerate. And if it's life-threatening: kids, social life and health first, not the paper toys. BUT ... as someone put it above ... do not underestimate the recreational power of an awesome hobby.
Post by Adam Souza on Feb 23, 2012 14:12:38 GMT -9
Update: Had freak reaction to diet and spent a week in terrible gastric distress. Going on a less intensive diet starting March 1st.
Bought a new scanner that will work with Windows 7. Just waiting for inspiration to strike me. The charecters in my D&D campaign changed to fast that I couldn't get a model finished before they changed their appearance or armament and prepare adventures at the same time.
Learned how to bind books, and I've been printing and binding books for my gaming use.
Bookbinding is great fun and the end results are something to be really proud of plus people are amazed
I do enjoy it. It's been really practical too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of RPG PDFs I've purchased and collected over the years, but they were never really practical to use. I couldn't bring them to the gaming table, outside of a laptop or tablet, and now I print and bind them..
Most of my books are softcover. A transparency for a front cover, card stock for a rear cover, with a card stock spine proves to be surprisingly sturdy. I have made a single cloth bound hard cover book as well.
My favorite book I've bound so far is my Bloodgrave Tomb.
200 Pages of Spells, Magic Items, and Undead for my current D&D campaign character, Alexander Bloodgrave. It's bound in White Dragon hide (layered cardstock) with a Silver Skull Ornament (photo stock) on the cover. It's filled with literally cut and pasted articles and hand written notes
Post by abaddonwormwood on Feb 25, 2012 1:57:47 GMT -9
The hard cover was made with Matteboard and photoshopped with in game shot for the back cover. Miffed it slightly but solid and works nicely. Used this textbook: Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction
Toman: yes. though the kids need to be reminded to put them away when they are done. I've come home from work and they are all watching tv while the bikes are sitting in the front lawn. kids
Sept 25, 2020 17:47:26 GMT -9
Toman: the bikes now go in the fenced back yard now. after nine years never had an issue with bikes, we did end up with an extra scooter last summer that no one could identify. I think because it was kind of a piece of junk
Sept 14, 2020 13:09:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: The family down the street from me has lost four bikes this year.
Sept 14, 2020 8:57:13 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Apparently bike theft is rife. Covid makes people want to bike instead of bus so it is a sellers market in the bike world. :/
Sept 13, 2020 13:09:44 GMT -9
Toman: bummer. my sons bike is missing, my twin girls bikes are still in the yard but his isn't. guess I need to go bike shopping today.
Sept 13, 2020 6:20:34 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Well, I snoozed and I loozed. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Maybe next year I'll . . .
Sept 7, 2020 15:31:29 GMT -9
squirmydad: They were open from the 1st to the 3rd, the Best of Show poll is open for another hour.
Sept 4, 2020 6:24:14 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Were the polls for Papercuts really open for just part of one day? They all seem closed now.
Sept 3, 2020 19:52:21 GMT -9
RHWorldbuilding: Beautiful work from all the participants, by the way!
Sept 2, 2020 19:58:10 GMT -9
squirmydad: Sorry about the delay, dealing with a massive failure at work of a contractor trying to integrate technology from 2020 with technology from 1953.
Sept 1, 2020 9:30:44 GMT -9
squirmydad: Papercuts is officially closed to new entries. I'm working on setting up the voting polls right now.
Sept 1, 2020 9:29:27 GMT -9
senkosmos: This is the first time I log in in a long while (been very busy with the workshop). I hope all of you are doing ok, I'll pray for a speedy recovery of all of you who's been having health issues and I'm very, very sorry to hear about Shep
Aug 31, 2020 20:58:18 GMT -9