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October 9, 2019 at 4:35 am #1582562
It’ll be exciting to see these as they start arriving! I couldn’t justify the cost when most of them were leaf themes (I really dislike the leaves >_<), while my favorites were the blue night + cat + pumpkin (especially the jack-o-lantern one!) that only amounted to a handful of the batch. Breaks my heart (and my wallet!) when there are oddballs in the batch but not an oddball batch in and of itself; sometimes you just have to say no.September 1, 2019 at 9:28 pm #1578419
Hey everyone! I know I’m mostly AWOL from the forums these days so I feel a little awkward poking my nose out like this, but my family and I could really use some prayers and well-wishing sent our way. As some of you know, at the end of July we had an emergency vet visit for one of our cats. Long story short, his lungs had to be drained and he had to stay overnight on oxygen. Presumably he has heart failure but it’s stil another three weeks before he is able to see the cardiologist for an echocardiogram (seriously…he’s in a precarious condition and even though it’s an emergency, it’ll have been two months before he gets the visit he needs).
The first medication they gave him was a water pill, for helping to keep his lungs clean. But it made him severly dehydrated and he’d lost his appetite. We took him in for another vet visit about a week and a half after the initial return home since he was losing weight due to not eating/drinking but instead of addressing the problem other than an ultrasound to check his heart (which seemed fine according to her) + liquid in the lungs (a little accumulation but still doing good), the vet prescribed him a motion sickness/nausea pill in addition to a heart pill (she was not the cardiologist nor has he had his heart scan). After being on these meds he’s declined badly. No wonder since this particular heart pill is NOT recommended for use in cats and the nausea pills were for dogs only. -_-
We’ve finally got him drinking water and sometimes eating a mouthful of food a few times a day, but it’s not looking great. He barely walks (paralysis was one side effect of the medication, the equivalent of deep-vein leg thrombosis a symptom of heart failure–two Xs). I know situations like this are hard–you want your pets to live forever–but it’s breaking our hearts. Especially since he never really got his “snoot” back (he’s a sweet gentle cat but definitely has a snooty side). He seemed to be doing better his first two nights back from the initial vet overstay, but his personality never quite got where it used to be and it’s just been downhill for various reasons since then.
Just very sad times right now.April 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm #1565236
I haven’t posted in awhile–between computer, phone, and car trouble + normal life kerfluffles, I just haven’t been feeling optimistic or motivated.
I did want to thank the two lovely ladies that enabled me to “recently” add these two beauties to my collection: a flion (and a special one at that, Bronze Copper Spot) and my top pic out of the “white-bellied” gb orientals. The pic of the CoA is not one I took, but I’m sharing because of the adorable purrbody. Roarbody? Rumblepurr!April 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm #1565234
Double-posted, whoops.April 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm #1563065
Thank you for the help ladies! Much appreciated!March 20, 2019 at 4:36 pm #1561648
Yus! Bare feet! (Yeah, I know. I look at everything except what I’m supposed to…)
Beautiful paint job on the rooster, and extraordinarily kind of you to paint one for Amy. Bravo!
On another note, reading this thread has been great. Very informative about things I feel like I should have known but I really didn’t have a clue.March 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm #1559525
It is a shame, Amy! So many movies! It would be fun! 😀March 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm #1559524
I think an unpainted pyo of the host’s choice is a fair compensation gift for the hassle they go through micromanaging the swaps. It’ll promote interest in hosting for our biannual-ish swaps without too much drama. I’ll be the one to step on the landmine too: not to be a Negative Nolan but Melody painting a piece just for the host would probably be a bit overkill. People might go a little nutty trying to claim host priority/start swaps at random/etc just to get a special piece (and they might not even put in effort to host seriously). I get it since everyone wants something special and unique from Melody, myself included, but I feel like it could potentially cause more problems than not.
On another note, you can put me down with a question mark. I’m not really sure I will have the time to paint but it depends on how long we’re given for the swap.March 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm #1559260
Galaxy Quest is a definite must-see on my list of recommendations. And you cannot go wrong with the Tremors franchise! Burt Gummer gets the BEST lines! Yus! Monty Python and the Holy Grail! Rush Hour is a great mix of comedy and action. <3 Jackie Chan!
As for other movies:
Father Goose – an oldie with Cary Grant but one I find very humorous
Major League – probably not for everyone since it’s about a baseball team
Spaceballs – because Mel Brooks
Blazing Saddles – also because Mel Brooks
The Lego Movie – adorable, ‘nough said
Ghostbusters – original 1 & 2, and the redux (though I get annoyed at Melissa McCarthy…it’s always fat or lady part jokes…)
Dirty Work – nothing beats a guy being thrown out of an office building and it’s intentionally obvious that it’s a sandbag doll
Shawn of the Dead – Simon Pegg goodness
Hot Fuzz – Simon Pegg goodness x2
The World’s End – Simon Pegg goodness x3
Excess Baggage – quirky Alicia Silverstone romcom with Benicio Del Toro, say what?
I don’t know if you want serious action or cheesy action…so here goes…
Robocop – this movie is still a top ten contender for me
Alien quadrilogy – scifi yummy action
Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold – yay more 80s nostalgia! jungle adventures!
Demolition Man – <3 Sly Stallone and Sandra Bullock, great futuristic 90s action hero style
The Rock – Sean Connery & Nicholas Cage taking on defected military terrorists on Alcatraz
anything with Bruce Willis… Die Hard, Fifth Element, Red, Red 2, Armageddon, Sin City, et al
Kill Bill 1 & 2 – gory bloody, but that’s Tarantino for ya
I’m sure there is more I could list if I really thought about it. These are just what I pulled out from the top of my head after feeling compelled to reply! I tend to prefer older movies: either stuff I watched that my parents liked (my mom loves Father Goose) or stuff I watched growing up. Nowadays it’s hard for me to get into movies when they’re overdone SO MUCH–lots of greenscreen and cgi, etc. For example, I do like the Marvel movies but they almost always end up feeling overworked or ham-handed; decent plots and all, but blah! Give me practical screenplay magic!February 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm #1557327
Wow Rylorien, I think he’s a beauty! I should be getting mine tomorrow and depending on what it is I might be interested.
He definitely needs to go to a home where bright colors are appreciated!February 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm #1557265
With a little luck I was able to get one but unfortunately got this minty green fellow. He wouldn’t be awful but the bright pink and yellow just don’t do it for me. The scales turn to purple nearer to his spine. He has lovely soft yellow eyes.
I also can’t photograph him for beans. The green color just does not read well on my phone. With a flash it looks super bright and without it, it looks like a muted blue. The class photo does justice more than I can.
He’s definitely up for trade, maybe for sale if I can’t find a likeable one.February 13, 2019 at 6:48 pm #1557164
Sinberry, maybe? Gina had a series of different berries–life (green), frost (blue), and sin (dark red) coupled with a white base color and had a harder look to the paint job. Sinberry stuck out to me due to the pure black for orbs/eggs.February 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm #1555925
Beautiful! (I love your leggings too!)
Glad to know I wasn’t the only one looking at her pants. Felt a little weird about it lol.
Courtney, cute collection! I love those oddball pebble dragons and that rainbow pyo oriental and, as Etruscan said, it’s a smart idea to use their boxes to have more display visibility. Which baby kirin’s butt is that at the top of the first photo (the smarmy blue fellow)?February 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm #1555219
As Melody has said many times, scales makes everything worse–both in the painting process and the final cost. She also dislikes wings, cough baby pegs cough. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at the price but I was still hoping they’d be under 300. Ah well…February 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm #1555174
Here’s some that caught my eye, but it’ll definitely depend on pics-in-hand to finalize if I love or like them. I’ll probably make a wanted ad later/tomorrow/sometime just not right now.
Good luck to people who bit into those those babies. Oy vey!