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"Good things that happened to you today?", 7th Nov 2019, 10:33 PM #1
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I feel I have been being a bit too negative as of late. So as what is essentially a sequel to this thread, what are some things that you are happy that happened today?



I'll start, so my aunt works for a friend who has her own company, and she was called at the last possible second to essentially set up a hall and serve food for some family members after they were through with their attendance to a funeral. She ask me to tag along.



She ends up panicking when she realizes nothing was set up and that we needed to do everything from scratch. Fortunately, I used to work as an assistant to my other aunt who owned her own catering business. I as well, was a 92G(food service specialist) in the U.S. military. I was able to help my aunt get everything set up and even better, family members of her friend ended up helping us serve everyone the food.


It was a fun little miracle we pulled off, and we all ended up leaving with a revitalized sense of purpose. My aunt as well gained a bit of experience working under pressure and learning how to cater.




What about you guys, have anything to share?
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7th Nov 2019, 10:58 PM #2
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I cleaned my bicycle today, a vintage Sekai. Can't ride it because it's raining, but still, got to appreciate the simple pleasures in life.
7th Nov 2019, 11:11 PM #3
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Nice work both on your comic and beathing me to that MHA reference.
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7th Nov 2019, 11:11 PM #4
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Finally a thread for me.

I have a very dumb luck. That's why when one week ago I went with my friends to buy some dice to the local gaming shop we ale got keyforge decks for free (I mean we posed for a promotional photo for the event organisator but). Today we went to a local meet up to learn how to play it and just play it. I mentioned to the shop owner that I want to make a magic the gathering deck (my friend plays it and she wanted to teach me) but idk how and she just looked at me at was like "okay" and handed me a new black/white deck for free.

It's very pretty.

Anyway one week ago I had 0 gaming cards and now I have 120 total for free.
Also everyone is so nice to me there and I don't know anyone except my two friends holy shit my eyes are teary.
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7th Nov 2019, 11:12 PM #5
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Robotwin.com:I cleaned my bicycle today, a vintage Sekai. Can't ride it because it's raining, but still, got to appreciate the simple pleasures in life.


at least that thing will look clean af when the rain is done.

Wish we could swap weather. Here in louisiana, its hot for no partucular reason.

Merged Doublepost:

he_xie:Finally a thread for me.

I have a very dumb luck. That's why when one week ago I went with my friends to buy some dice to the local gaming shop we ale got keyforge decks for free (I mean we posed for a promotional photo for the event organisator but). Today we went to a local meet up to learn how to play it and just play it. I mentioned to the shop owner that I want to make a magic the gathering deck (my friend plays it and she wanted to teach me) but idk how and she just looked at me at was like "okay" and handed me a new black/white deck for free.

It's very pretty.

Anyway one week ago I had 0 gaming cards and now I have 120 total for free.
Also everyone is so nice to me there and I don't know anyone except my two friends holy shit my eyes are teary.


That is insane, 0 to 120 just for having good connections. You were very lucky. Good luck learning the game, once you get into Magic, it is super fun.
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7th Nov 2019, 11:16 PM #6
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I've drawn Gina for the first time in months and I definitely got her look better, I think I'm making progress with my artstyle
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8th Nov 2019, 12:46 AM #7
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My copy of 'The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek' arrived today so I started reading it, nothing better than curling up with a good book and a nice hot cuppa.
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8th Nov 2019, 2:14 AM #8
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October just blended all together for me because I'm working on an animation at the moment which is many hours. I was putting off a head turn but finished the rough out and it came out pretty decent which was nice.
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8th Nov 2019, 4:44 AM #9
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So one of my coworker's daughter reads my webcomic, and he told me that she's "drawing like me" with panels and stuff and keeps asking him "how do i make the bubbles"

So they're gonna work on that and then he's gonna show it to me.

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8th Nov 2019, 4:58 AM #10
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Thats adorable! Your lucky to have such a fan lol.
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8th Nov 2019, 6:41 PM #11
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A couple of days ago I found an official-looking brown envelope in the post. On closer inspection it turned out to be from the Inland Revenue. My fingers shook so badly with dread that I could scarcely manage to open the thing.

Imagine my surprise, then, when my eyes lit upon the word REFUND! Nothing could have been more unexpected (except of course the Spanish Inquisition).

Well, on reading the letter, I discovered that the tax people had miscalculated so they needed to make a repayment. While the amount isn't huge it'll pay for a few little luxuries. The only downside is that since I don't have an online tax account I have to wait a few weeks for the cheque. Never mind, it's still a nice little Christmas bonus.
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8th Nov 2019, 8:38 PM #12
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Today....

1.Finally got my pc up and running properly after having to reformat the whole thing due to a trojan virus of some kind. Even got my comic pages back up.

2.Fixed my bike which was giving me all kinds of problems for a few weeks. Hard work but finally fixed.

So yea, a frustrating week that turned good by today`s end. :)
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8th Nov 2019, 9:17 PM #13
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i feel like every drawing I do of any of my OC is slightly better than the previous one, and that means I'm making progress
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9th Nov 2019, 3:01 AM #14

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Done working for the day. And the good thing is out of all the tasks I set for myself this work week, I got all but two completed--and one of those two things I'm about 1/2 done doing.

I'm still a panicky mess worried I can't get everything done in time for December, BUT I feel good about the progress I made, and have the weekend task list and next week's list ready to go (weekend stuff if optional, as all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.) Time to p*ss around on forums or play some Stardew Valley B-)
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9th Nov 2019, 4:03 AM #15
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Nice work getting things done. I envy your level of dedication.
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9th Nov 2019, 4:15 AM #16
Mmmm, I love this trash
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i got paid today




(tbh though i'm happy about the team i'm working with now. we work well together, and we're all really chill people. and everyone offers to buy each other coffee)
9th Nov 2019, 4:06 PM #17
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I said something to someone and it took off, rather than being a one-and-done, best part is, they have no idea it was me who said it. Now I feel influential and cool.

Also, I managed to get a cup unstuck from inside my favorite cup without breaking either.

And I have the house to myself on a beautiful morning, which puts me in a good mood.
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9th Nov 2019, 10:49 PM #18
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I would like to share this video on my twitter with you all, it's a milestone I'm kinda stoked about.
9th Nov 2019, 11:45 PM #19
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i managed to finish storyboard for the prologue of my wip comic
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10th Nov 2019, 5:00 AM #20
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Went to MagicFest Richmond. Didn't even try to join the Pro Tour Qualifiers, I was just there for the Mystery Booster events. They aren't 100% a mystery anymore, they started them on Thursday and everything went straight onto the Internet.

I started with a draft. I had the good/bad fortune to end up not just in a pod with, but right next to, Gavin mf'ing Verhey. So every pack I saw past the first, in rounds one and three, had to go through a former Pro Tour expert and guy who helped design the set. (I did get a good chuckle when he opened a pack and went "wait, when did we put this in the file?"... though I've done the same when drafting my Cube). Built a red/black aggro-ish thing, went 1-2 in the first round. Single-elimination so I sadly didn't get a second round.

Didn't win but I got some good cards. Kolaghan's Command alone recouped my entry fee. Of the "playtest" cards (fake non-tourney-legal cards exclusive to conventions, with oddball effects), I grabbed Cyclopean Titan, Loopy Lobster, Smelt // Herd // Saw, and Xyru Specter.

After killing some time, there was a huge Mystery Booster Sealed event. Built a ridiculous green-black deck off Gitrog Monster and Tireless Tracker. Lost first round due to massive mana flood, two games in a row; second round ended in a draw, 1-1 and time; third round opponent no-showed so I ended with four points, enough for some nice prizes.

And again, a few nice rares basically paid for the whole thing, Maelstrom Archangel and Purphoros, God of the Forge, neither of whom I even ran in my deck. For the playtest cards, I got Bombardment, Evil Boros Charm, Frenemy of the Guildpact, High Troller, Innocuous Insect, and another Xyru Specter. Fortunately I actually like that one, might fit it into my Cube since it's not too weird, and plays well.

Prizes, I grabbed a playmat (because somehow I've never owned one) and a pack of Dominaria to use up the remaining tix. I haven't sold any of the cards yet, I generally keep most of them and I already know some of them are going into my Commander deck, but I might sell or trade the Maelstrom Archangel (I'm never going to build a deck that can use it, it's a really niche card) and the Kolaghan's Command (before the Modern meta changes again and makes it useless).

Overall, had a really good time. Sure, I didn't pull any of the stupidly expensive cards (I saw four people crack a Mana Crypt, shit's like $200), but I still came out ahead. And sure, I didn't really win, but I played well, sometimes it's just back luck or bad shuffling. Most of all, I had fun, and that's what really matters.

PS: artists can make a killing if you can do Magic illustrations. They had a small Artist's Alley, they were making bank on prints and playmats and even just signing cards. And they've been branching out from their house style more lately (seriously look at these beautiful cards, not to mention the JP-exclusive WAR promos), so you don't necessarily need to do that video-game-concept-art looking style. You've still gotta be hella good, but if you do fantasy art and want to make mad dosh, hit them up, illustrate some cards, and add the nearby MagicFests to your convention circuit.

he_xie:Finally a thread for me.

I have a very dumb luck. That's why when one week ago I went with my friends to buy some dice to the local gaming shop we ale got keyforge decks for free (I mean we posed for a promotional photo for the event organisator but). Today we went to a local meet up to learn how to play it and just play it. I mentioned to the shop owner that I want to make a magic the gathering deck (my friend plays it and she wanted to teach me) but idk how and she just looked at me at was like "okay" and handed me a new black/white deck for free.

It's very pretty.

Anyway one week ago I had 0 gaming cards and now I have 120 total for free.
Also everyone is so nice to me there and I don't know anyone except my two friends holy shit my eyes are teary.


You might not be quite as lucky as you think. You probably got a Magic Welcome Deck, and probably an equivalent for the other game. They're built to be easy for new players to pick up, and are given to game stores to give away for free to new players. (The first hit is always free... there's a reason Magic is nicknamed "cardboard crack".) I never played with them myself but they're supposed to be a good way to slowly ease into it.

That said, the card game community is usually some of the nicest people you'll meet. The socially-inept angry neckbeard stereotype is unfortunately sometimes true, but such people are generally shunned and ostracized until they learn to behave decently. For the most part, everyone is accommodating towards new players, strives to be polite, and focus on the positive. You don't often see people gloating over a win, or getting too worked up over anything. And lots of people are generous, giving cards away left and right. I once saw someone rebuild a $1000+ deck that had been stolen, out of donated cards. There's a weird dissonance, everyone knows it's weird that little pieces of cardboard are so valuable, so they alternate between double-sleeving them for maximum protection, and handing away expensive cards for barely any reason.
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