Fishin' in the stream of consciousness (all-purpose, no topic chat thread)

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    lol, seems like it should be pretty effective for my purposes then
  2. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    my friend found this and posted it on their server as a warmup to inktober. :3 might be fun, go ham with it if you want guys.

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  3. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    I've been watching Mom escalate her attempts to keep squirrels out of the bird feeders and rabbits out of her vegetable garden and now I kinda get where Doctor Robotnik was coming from.
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  4. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    i need someone to run an experiment for me, as I lack the ingredients for it, and let me know what happens, because I'm dying of curiosity and have been since last night when it came to me suddenly.

    The question:
    Can you paint using cooking oil instead of water for watercolor sets?

    Items needed for experiment:
    • some cooking oil
    • cheap watercolor set, don't want to ruin anything pricey, i was imagining like the cheap crayolas for kids in the pans
    • decent brush that you don't mind washing afterwards with brush wash
    • thick paper to avoid buckling and bleed through spotting
    The experiment:

    Apply a small amount of oil to brush, and use it as a medium for wetting the watercolors instead of water. Can you paint with the set like this? If so, how does it compare to normal watercolor with water?
  5. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Reliable as a rice paper umbrella in a monsoon

    Not trying this, but points of order:

    Watercolour cakes are already pigment suspended in medium (gum). Not sure oil will be sufficient to melt the gum medium. Would probably work if the cakes were ground again, although the colour could be gritty, especially if they are the cheap washable cakes for kids, either the dry powdery ones or the sorta shiny ones which are mostly gum with a little pigment.

    Vegetable oils and animal fat goes rancid real quick. You may want to consider sealing.

    Oil is corrosive on paper, regardless of thickness. Expect spread and bleed regardless of weight, and the paper tends to turn translucent (and eventually disintegrates).

    The paint may stay tacky for a long time. Oil paint takes a heck of a time to dry out on a prepped canvas; unsure of properties of homemade oils on paper.

    Have you though of trying egg tempera for a real renaissance art Experience? I really liked my experiences with tempera, and it's much easier to finish. (Please wash brushes thoroughly, egg is A Bitch to get out if set.)
  6. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    these are all fascinating points!
    tbh the only reason I brought this up was literally bc my brain went "what would happen if" and wouldn't stfu till I went to sleep and I couldn't specifically find anyone else who had shown what would happen.
    in the future though I'd love to try egg tempera for the hell of it tho. :D
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  7. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    My beauteous dice arrived! I just want to curl up on them like a dragon with a very small hoard!


    So if anyone is in the market for dice, please check out Ritual Cast on etsy!
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  8. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    oooooooooooooooo how's their balance? Did you test them yet?
  9. Wormwitch

    Wormwitch I'm literally Mulder.

    Tried hummus for the first time today and I really like it.
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  10. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Conceit/Contempt/Contrite

    Have ya'll played A Short Hike? it's a great lil exploration game walking around a little island trying to get to the very top. It's super chill

    here's a development post mortem on it!
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  11. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Ive seen a couple playthroughs and its really cute!
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  12. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    So far the balance seems great! I'm not entirely sure how one 'tests' them properly, but they don't seem to be inclined to roll a particular way or anything like that.
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  13. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    You can test balance by sticking it in a cup of salt water, if you swish it around with your finger or something and it stays on the same number or always returns to it, it can mean they're (accidentally or purposefully) weighted to lean towards that number
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  14. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    I love hummus! I also rec black bean hummus as well if you like black beans, it's equally delicious
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  15. Wormwitch

    Wormwitch I'm literally Mulder.

    It's weird watching a horror movie where the main character has the same name as me.
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  16. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    bc of all the controversy w/ inktober i was looking for alternatives and found this if anyone's interested.
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  17. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Reliable as a rice paper umbrella in a monsoon


    most kids were exchanging friendship bracelets or those two part necklaces and I was over in a corner going 'i coated this chalk stick in black wax and hand carved it with runes of power by candlelight while pouring all of my intent into it, please accept this as a token of our fraternity'

    and I just get the feeling that maybe. maybe. I was a Bit Much as a teen.
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  18. Alexand

    Alexand Rhymes with &

    Hey y'all, anyone here have any recommendations for like...movies that, while not explicitly being about disability, would be fun to watch with a group of disabled folks who might have some Thoughts about the story being told by it?

    This is for my school's disability club. We're probably going to be doing a lot of movie viewings this semester, since it's hard to do most of the other things we usually do right now. The thing is, we've got plenty of showing ideas for like, Movies About Disability Rights And Other Serious Things, but no one's really in the mood for a Serious Movie right now. So we figure that we might have a better shot with movies that weren't explicitly trying to be about disability, but that kind of came out that way, if you look at it from the right angle. Like, X-Men stuff. Media That Can Be Viewed Through A Disability Lens.

    Oh, and by the way, though I'm saying "movies", TV shows can work too. So long as they're something where we can either watch some episodes standalone or where we can get through the whole series in a weekend marathon.
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Lockdown project; learn to sing The Hedgehog Can Never Be Buggered with a straight face, so I can perform it at my burlesque group's next show.
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  20. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    I'd very much like to hear y'all's thoughts on Perfect Sense tbh, though I don't think it's actually what you're asking for?

    I highly recommend the show The Gifted, it's X-Men adjacent and only made 2 seasons but it goes very in depth with discrimination to folks, and kinda has a dystopian "lock up anyone we consider dangerous" vibe which hurts very good

    There's a scene I actually cried at because I know this shit happens irl and have experienced similar at times where a girl with a mutation's head is doing a blur thing, kinda like an extremely fast tic, and people start whispering and pointing, making comments about freaks, and. It's just supposed to be minorly dramatic and plot setting, but instead was very upsetting to me (though I cry easily and at the smallest things so ymmv)

    I just caught the words school and club and that movie's pretty uh. Graphic at points
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