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gullas at 2:34PM, March 7, 2013
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@Ozone - there is a bill, a work in progress in the parliment outlawing “hard” pornography. It's essentially a form of censorship and I'm fairly optimistic that it won't pass the commitee work …
Besides it wasn't a pron, more like a bachellor party (no strippers, that's illegal)

@bravo - har har, hardity har. There are too many pools around here, mostly local ones not many indoor or private ones… 
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ayesinback at 7:33PM, March 7, 2013
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I'm surprised they have pools in Iceland.  Any water there would be the same as the January 1 Polar Bear Plunge in NJ. 
 
silly bravo. Iceland has this:

You don't need to be a polar bear on 1 Jan (or at least I didn't have to be on 28 Dec). Who needs an indoor pool when they's gots this?
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bravo1102 at 10:14PM, March 7, 2013
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This is me turning green with envy (as opposed to turning green with face paint)  I forgot about the hot springs.

But I hate pools whatever the temperature.   Love pool parties (and strippers) just hate pools.  I still have the soo-veen-eers of my batchelor party and the strippers. :D   
ozoneocean at 12:56AM, March 8, 2013
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gullas wrote:
@Ozone - there is a bill, a work in progress in the parliment outlawing “hard” pornography. It's essentially a form of censorship and I'm fairly optimistic that it won't pass the commitee work …
Besides it wasn't a pron, more like a bachellor party (no strippers, that's illegal)
  
Congrats on the film work! ^_^
That's what I meant to say before I decided on the stupid porn joke instead…
 
Wait… stripper are illegal in Iceland? Whazzfucawhatsit??????? Ah well, at least it's only a short drive/sail/flight away to countries where the laws are more favourable.
 
@Bravo- what sort of souvenirs could you have from a bachelor party?
 
@Ayes Congrats to you as well water-off-a-duck's-back! ^_^
Hope you had fun over there!
 
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gullas at 9:02AM, March 8, 2013
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ayesinback wrote:
bravo1102 wrote:
I'm surprised they have pools in Iceland.  Any water there would be the same as the January 1 Polar Bear Plunge in NJ. 
  
silly bravo. Iceland has this:

You don't need to be a polar bear on 1 Jan (or at least I didn't have to be on 28 Dec). Who needs an indoor pool when they's gots this? 
ah, the most expesive hot-seawater(the only public open one) outdoor pool, AH the memories, stupid rocky bottom. 
ayesinback at 2:48PM, March 8, 2013
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gullas wrote:
ah, the most expesive hot-seawater(the only public open one) outdoor pool, AH the memories, stupid rocky bottom. 
 

@gullas, there's a lot about that blue lagoon to take pride in – it's ingenious! – but I'm not sure being the most expensive pool is one of them.  Rocky bottom?  Don't remember that.   I remember walking around in the silt – funkiest mud EVER.  I caught on way late into the night  that you're suppose to smear that stuff on your face.

So I visited two years ago – within 12 hours of landing.   Winter in Iceland means it's pitch black before 5pm.  I was there around 8 pm, jet-lagged, alone.  There's a long pathway lit by the short accent lights landscapers use before you reach the facility.  No one else was there at the time.  (I mutter at times like this).  Then there's the usual European locker room “en masse experience” that challenges my over-developed American modesty.  And then you get out to the water while the air is cold but you see clouds of steam floating around, eerily lit by sporadic spot lights – SO otherworldly.  Floating in that water, looking up at the stars, and wisps, clouds, tendrils of steam dancing here and there …
I loved it and recommend it.  Definitely a tourist thing to do, but it is so relaxing I didn't feel like a chump afterwards.  Go ahead and do it!  And don't be green, bravo.  I haven't been many places, so I darn well better enjoy the places I have been to.
 
Next up:  Italy (all that's in place is that I'm taking Duolingo lessons, which are FUN)

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gullas at 4:22PM, March 8, 2013
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ayesinback wrote:
@gullas, there's a lot about that blue lagoon to take pride in – it's ingenious! – but I'm not sure being the most expensive pool is one of them.  Rocky bottom?  Don't remember that.   I remember walking around in the silt – funkiest mud EVER.  I caught on way late into the night  that you're suppose to smear that stuff on your face.

So I visited two years ago – within 12 hours of landing.   Winter in Iceland means it's pitch black before 5pm.  I was there around 8 pm, jet-lagged, alone.  There's a long pathway lit by the short accent lights landscapers use before you reach the facility.  No one else was there at the time.  (I mutter at times like this).  Then there's the usual European locker room “en masse experience” that challenges my over-developed American modesty.  And then you get out to the water while the air is cold but you see clouds of steam floating around, eerily lit by sporadic spot lights – SO otherworldly.  Floating in that water, looking up at the stars, and wisps, clouds, tendrils of steam dancing here and there …
I loved it and recommend it.  Definitely a tourist thing to do, but it is so relaxing I didn't feel like a chump afterwards.  Go ahead and do it!  And don't be green, bravo.  I haven't been many places, so I darn well better enjoy the places I have been to.
 
Next up:  Italy (all that's in place is that I'm taking Duolingo lessons, which are FUN)

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It is the most expensive one, at least the admitance fee for the locals ;). It depends on were you are in the pool ofc. And I suspect that they have fixed most of the “trouble” spots when I was there.

It's is funny for me to read about foreign/tourist's comments about this place. Guess I can't really appreciate it like you guys…
bravo1102 at 6:40AM, March 9, 2013
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Next up:  Italy (all that's in place is that I'm taking Duolingo lessons, which are FUN)
Almost went to Italy last year, until the wifey broke both ankles on her trip to San Francisco. With the wife out of work now I'll be lucky to get to sign up for a day trip to MOMA in NYC.

 
ayesinback at 5:11AM, March 10, 2013
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 Almost went to Italy last year, until the wifey broke both ankles on her trip to San Francisco. With the wife out of work now I'll be lucky to get to sign up for a day trip to MOMA in NYC. 
 

Oh, I remember some of that! I hope she's walking without any recall of the accident by now. If so, skip MOMA when the weather is nice and go to Grounds for Sculpture. You'll probably find me there dreaming about Italy. Free Duolingo lessons and DK travel book – it's all I have toward a trip


@gullas: ah! most expensive Icelandic pool it may well be. and speaking of Iceland, was re-watching IRON GIANT yesterday … have you guys been keeping regular checks on those glaciers of yours for signs of robotic rejuvenations?
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gullas at 6:55PM, March 10, 2013
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ayesinback wrote:
@gullas: ah! most expensive Icelandic pool it may well be. and speaking of Iceland, was re-watching IRON GIANT yesterday … have you guys been keeping regular checks on those glaciers of yours for signs of robotic rejuvenations?
Interesting that you should bring that one up. It is true that our glaciers are home to many wonders of the universe, some more material than others. Planes, cars, bodies, money etc. and that's all due to the fact that the glaciers(at least Vatnajokull, the biggest) were a prefered route over rivers. 
ozoneocean at 9:37PM, March 10, 2013
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So I dressed as my character Ace Kinkaid for the local comic convention here, with my friend Bianka dressed as Pinky. I got pretty damn close tp my comic character look!! Not that anyone knew who we were…
It's always funny when people comment how detailed my costumes are… It's because they're not really costumes- all the gear is 100% real. Even when it's custom made like Pinky's costume, it's still made as if it's a real uniform, with genuine materials.
 
I think maybe we should do a short live action movie version of Pinky TA. Just need a sexy Cc in denim hotpants and a tight purple T-shirt… and a script of course and prop guns. Maybe head out to a desert area with some cameras. Or fly up where my sister lives and hire some camels.
Maaaaaaaan, that Idea is fricken awesome. o_O
 
Hawk at 9:26AM, March 11, 2013
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No picture of Pinky?  :|
ozoneocean at 7:59PM, March 11, 2013
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Well she wasn't dressed exactly correctly, and I didn't get any pics of us together… But here are some pics on the Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=619948568031838&set=a.619948401365188.1073741826.216343955058970&type=1&theater
 
^_^
 
Genejoke at 11:34PM, March 11, 2013
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The idea of doing a short film is excellent, like you say you have the costume aspect done retty damn well.  Pulling of the walkers might be tricky.
bravo1102 at 12:21AM, March 12, 2013
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Finding someone willing to render the walkers in 3D software shouldn't be that hard.  There are all kinds of CGI types willing to do work like that.  

The desk top was completely updated so hopefully I'll be back on that soon.  I just hate having to hook everything up again.  I'll have to see if the drivers survived the update.  Reinstalling software for hardware no longer supported by the manufacturer is a pain.
gullas at 2:36PM, March 12, 2013
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Huh… Pinky TA- the series? I'd buy the dvd, although I have a feeling that it would have a very long production time… just like it's source material :D
I do have to add Ozone, with shorter hair you'd make a great Ace.

@bravo- yeah updating your drivers can be a bitch. I updated my graphics driver today and I guess I was lucky that nothing major broke.
 
lba at 6:12PM, March 12, 2013
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So, I went out and found myself an awesome new job at a nice big global corporation where I can just disappear and have those 9-5 days I always wanted, and then less than a week later, I'm being sued for a car accident I was in. This particular accident was one wherein the guy hanging out in my blind spot panicked and caused someone else to run into a freeway wall when he slammed on his brakes. I seem to have this strange habit of whenever I get something really good going on in my life, I get something really nasty too. I'm not sure I have the money to support a lawsuit or the potential consequences of one, but I'm still majorly stoked I found a halfway decent paying graphic design job somewhere where I can not be always on a work binge. That alone is enough to wipe out any nasty feelings from the accident.
skoolmunkee at 8:38AM, March 13, 2013
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I don't even see how you were involved in that at all? Did he think you were gonna change lanes or something?
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Hawk at 9:17AM, March 13, 2013
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ozoneocean wrote:
Well she wasn't dressed exactly correctly, and I didn't get any pics of us together… But here are some pics on the Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=619948568031838&set=a.619948401365188.1073741826.216343955058970&type=1&theater
 
^_^
But she actually pulled it off better than I was expecting!  That's awesome that somebody dressed up as one of your characters.
ozoneocean at 10:00AM, March 13, 2013
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I just meant the hotpants as opposed to the usual g-string, and the more comfy boots. :)
 
That was a reprise of her performance at San Diego ComicCon in 2011. The costume was pretty much perfect chapter7 Pinky, only missing the extra front pockets on her trouseres… and earplates and blue eyes, buuut that'd be asing waaay too much ^_^:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269017196458312&set=pb.216343955058970.-2207520000.1363193665&type=3&theater
 
She is a real life Pinky.
 
seventy2 at 10:41PM, March 16, 2013
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familiar…yet…strange….
i don't know why i don't come back ever. at least the background has changed….
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gullas at 6:43AM, March 17, 2013
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seventy2 wrote:
familiar…yet…strange….
i don't know why i don't come back ever. at least the background has changed….
Stockholm syndrome….

I hate it when I finally get aroudn making a page, but instead I spend more time on updating the layout instead of the actual comic itself -.-*
Ironscarf at 3:54AM, March 18, 2013
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I'll never get used to this lime marmalade.  Why do they even call it marmalade? They should do us all a favour and just call it lime jam.
 
bravo1102 at 6:48AM, March 18, 2013
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I'll never get used to this lime marmalade.  Why do they even call it marmalade? They should do us all a favour and just call it lime jam.
It's like being in a 1970's American kitchen.  Growing up with avocado and harvest gold paint and wall papers in the 1970s this doesn't bother me in the slightest. Reminds me of how much I hated avocado and harvest gold.  

How about good old seafoam green so we think we're all in a hospital or medium greys and blues so we think we're in a gulag?
Ironscarf at 3:37PM, March 18, 2013
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That would make The Duck a hospital that used to be a gulag! Well that's pushing the analogy - it's hardly seafoam here, more like lime marmalade on a faded deckchair.
 
Always had a soft spot for avocado, harvest gold and burnt orange though. I plan to use that scheme on a comic some day.
 
ozoneocean at 8:02PM, March 18, 2013
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Is your lime marmalade chartreuse?
I always thought chartreuse was purple or mauve or something… I love lime green so since I discovered the true nature of chartreuse it's one of my new fave colours!
I have many fave colours ^_^
 
bravo1102 at 11:58PM, March 18, 2013
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The house where I grew up had wall paper very much like that in the kitchen.  And wall paper very much (except woodgrain pattern rather than stripes) like the background on this site in the halls.

This is institutional green at it's finest.  A comforting color interior to an armored box one travels in to go off and kill people.


Then there's this wonderous seafoam green indulgence.  Yummy welcome to the hospital.
ozoneocean at 1:41AM, March 19, 2013
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Sea foam = Verdigris ;)
 
ayesinback at 5:18AM, March 19, 2013
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bravo1102 wrote:

Then there's this wonderous seafoam green indulgence.  Yummy welcome to the hospital.

 

Actually, that's a very good looking hospital.  I like the little fluff greeter there by the door.
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bravo1102 at 8:42AM, March 19, 2013
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ayesinback wrote:
bravo1102 wrote:

Then there's this wonderous seafoam green indulgence.  Yummy welcome to the hospital.

  

Actually, that's a very good looking hospital.  I like the little fluff greeter there by the door. 
A therapy animal.  Careful though, if the cat jumps into a patient's lap, they'll die before the week is out.

Amazing that I wanted to go to the library and the parking lot was packed!  There was no place to park!  So I didn't go to the library.  Instead I am doing all in my power not to work on my comic.

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