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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn Jewelry (and Elantris as well)
« on: December 03, 2008, 11:32:11 PM »
Excellent! I was hoping we'd get some Mistborn jewelry!

I do have some other ideas.
1) Mini metal spikes as pendants or rings (like a spike bent into one solid band and maybe even engraveable w/ someone's name)
2) A "boxing" coin pendant (maybe even a flattened one like the "souvenir" from Kel and Vin's first Pushing match).
3) Metalmind jewelry (like bracers for arms or wrists that could be engraved)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: December 03, 2008, 09:29:49 PM »
(sigh) Thanks, guys. I talked w/ my parents last night and we all decided to just take this as a good thing overall. My mom has enough health problems (asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia) and she doesn't need a mold problem too. I doubt my dad and brothers would benefit from moldy air either, of course. :P

The only sucky parts about this is that 1) my visit home really isn't gonna be much of a vacay because I'll be helping them pack and find a place--can you say STRESS?--and 2) they have only 30 days to find a home (my dad hopes to qualify for a home loan now especially given the buyer's market). Trouble is that my mom can't tolerate forced air heating given her respiratory problems from the pollens and dust.  So they need a place with electric/radiant-floor heating, which is dang tough to come by. :-\ They might have to buy a place and pay for the heating system to be converted.

Anyhow, I guess we're lucky that what with the economy, my fam should be able to find a good deal on a house.

Can I just say: I LOVE THIS THREAD.

Mking, that's a great composition. I liked the Kelsier sketch too.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: December 03, 2008, 04:19:27 AM »
Just in time for the holidays, my family in Utah is being evicted from the duplex they've been renting. I guess that'll teach them for wanting a hot water heater that works. Or for wanting a professional mold guy to evaluate the house after the "repaired" heater had been leaking warm water between two walls for over a week, leaving behind a nasty, distinctly moldy smell.

Merrry Christmas!

Site News / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:39:29 PM »
Yeah, looks like you did. I hope you like your "rootbeer bike"!

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: November 20, 2008, 03:11:19 AM »
That's my hope, Ookla. I'm just not sure who to ask.  I feel rather helpless about the whole thing. So having an advocate would be such a relief. The email he/she sent to me gives me the impression that I was "wrong" in objecting to something I felt was objectionable. Now there's a Catch 22 if I ever saw one...

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:44:48 PM »
Namecalling. It's not nice. What's more, it is not ethical in a business situation. I really don't appreciate it when someone in authority tells me, "That's the way of the corporate world, kiddo. Best get used to it." I am NOT a "kiddo." OK, I made a mistake unknowingly TWO years ago. I apologized and took care of the problem.

I know I still have things to learn. BUT that doesn't give this person the right to belittle me with namecalling. And *then* when I get the courage to stick up for myself via email, he/she says I "obviously" need further discussion on this (i.e, I must not know what I'm talking about) and therefore need to meet with said person on Fri.

I feel like throwing up.

Site News / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: November 18, 2008, 02:01:57 AM »
And happy, happy birthday to our very own Nessa!

Dan Wells / Re: UK cover
« on: November 17, 2008, 11:49:40 PM »
Any update on the cover art??

Dan Wells / Re: Buy Dan Bacon?
« on: November 17, 2008, 11:48:20 PM »
A. Bacon. Wallet. Bwahahahahahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Oh, my. You can actually bring home the bacon in more ways than one. Oooh, and the bacon & eggs cufflinks are spiffy.

But, hang on one second, Fell. I seem to recall that EUOL's arch nemesis has a very worshipful relationship with bacon. Are you joining together with the force of evil known as SCALZIIIIIIIIIIIIII?

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: November 17, 2008, 10:30:36 PM »
hah. I went from being a Brilliant Con Man to being a Politician. Huh. I wonder what the difference is?

Sweet pic of Kelsier. Very spot-on with the mood and the cloak.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon's Book Tour
« on: November 10, 2008, 07:12:46 PM »
Cool! Hope it's fun. I wonder if SE will be in attendance...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT I just heard the news :'( :'( :'(
« on: November 04, 2008, 05:47:08 PM »
huh. Yeah, I guess I never noticed that. Jade's just not around much. I stand corrected.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2008:Generation X [part deux]
« on: November 04, 2008, 05:45:43 PM »
Awww, you're so generous!

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