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Ask Phipson 9.13
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Quoting Andrew Somers
Here's one of those 'stories for a moc' page. (I believe you were cracking down on these. you were/are, right?) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/196592


Got it, thanks.
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| April 8, 2010, 4:30 pm
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Quoting Matthew David
Chris I'm not going to lie and tell you I didn't start writing this comment fully intending to follow Kelso's orders and post my best impersonation of a clone-kiddie, but actually a semi-pertinent inquiry just fired though my brain:

Writer's Block (or, rather, Builder's Block) - how do you get rid of it?

See, I find that I typically end up on the 'pages to either post a build, or to try to find inspiration for something to build. Sometimes the bricks just flow together seamlessly, with no thought - just expression. Other times, like now, I'll have something I want to build but I'll sit down in front of my bricks and go completely brain dead. What's that about?

And before all of you fellow AFOL's suggest it, NO. Building-under-the-influence is not a beneficial solution for me.


Builders Block... that's a toughy. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I've not run in to this problem too often. Between work and family life, I don't have a lot of time to devote to the brick on a regular basis. We're talking maybe 6 to 8 hours a week total. I find that I typically don't have enough time to devote to the projects that I have.

Now, that being said, on the few rare occasions where I DO get builders block (yes, it has and does happen) I'll try taking a break, walking away and doing something different for a while. Now, everyone else is saying to read or watch TV or check out other mocs, I say try a different approach.

Try doing mudane tasks that don't require all that much concentration that will allow your mind to wonder. I'm talking about boring tasks like cleaning the kitchen floor, mowing the lawn, doing the dishes. All those things that we all HATE doing but need to be done. This will keep your hands occupied and give you a task to (half) concentrate on while freeing your mind to wonder.

And if that fails, BUI may be an idea... HAHAHA

~Chris.
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| April 8, 2010, 4:52 pm
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Quoting ODST serial 142-761
my turn with a legit question! (lol) Chris, what MOC have you spent the most time on and why? I have an unfinished diorama and nowhere wnough pieces to complete it. a good moc takes time right?


It goes without saying that the longer you spend on a moc, the better (most of the time) it will turn out. For a simple comparison, let's take Mr. Kelso and myself. Mark takes FOR...EVER to build a moc. But let's look at the pure genius he manages to put together. The Invisble Hand, the Rusty Ferret, Apocolypsis... and the list goes on.

By comparison, I'm a speed builder. I know I don't post nearly as much as say Bones, Hans D. or Shifu (all EXCELLENT builders) but my builds in general don't take half the time of Kelso. If I had more time, I'd probably be posting my "types" of builds about once every two weeks. Warp speed by comparison to Kelso.

Now, comparing the two of us isn't as black and white as it seems here. While I tend to focus on dios and humor, Kelso's post tend to be larger, more work intensive projects that end up being masterpieces.

So yes, to answer your question, the longer you spend on a build, usually the better it will be. Like I've said before however, great art is never finished, only abandoned.

As for your lack of parts... check out my advice in the 8.0 thread about doing extra stuff around the house... If you follow through on that, I promise you'll get more brick. Trust me.

Good luck ~ Chris.
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| April 8, 2010, 5:11 pm
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Quoting tony hafner
Hey the chris could you please review my melpomene because i think dismantling it was a bad idea.


I took a look and left you a comment on it. Very nice work overall! But to get to what I assume was the meat of your question, should you have taken it apart?

Simple answer, yes.

What you did was great work, no doubt, but here, like in all mocs, there is room for improvement. By taking it apart and recyling the parts, what you've done is removed the albertross around your neck of looking at that particular moc every time you sit down to build. Also, you've freed up the parts that were in it to be able to start anew.

And finally, and probably most importantly, you've LEARNED from building this moc, and now can move on to your next project armed with the skills you gained by building the first one.

One thing that too many builders get hung up on is sentimentality. Once you're done with a moc, tear that puppy down and start over. You won't learn anything new by staring at Lego sitting on your shelf.

And that's the real beauty of Lego. It's an infinitly renewable medium for expressing ourselves. Heck, even sketch artists have to get new paper every time. Not us! Time to see what else you can "paint on the canvas!"

Good luck! ~ Chris.
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| April 8, 2010, 5:22 pm
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Quoting Brady G
9.13? You... Meanie. T_l
One more and you'd have a very special number. :D


Well, being as 13 is my lucky number, I figured it approriate.
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| April 8, 2010, 5:27 pm
a question that sort of relates to the guy above me: I have several star wars sets in my room (I am nowhere near a star wars fan anymore), I was wondering if you think I should take them apart. I already ripped apart a couple for the parts (got about 3000 from two sets), but shouls I take apart the rest? (about 3 total, parts= ~3000
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| April 8, 2010, 5:34 pm
Quoting Brady G
No! You've messed up my statistics. ._.


sorry! dont count my comment then. just you and chris. :)
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| April 8, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Really? I find it ironic I'm 13 years old, 2x that in total MOCs, the sum of my SI birthdate is divisible by 13, thirteen times you've called me a padawan (12, actually)
And minus this comment and x2 your last comment made this thread 13 comemnts long. :o


Well done padawan... there, now it's 13. And you have WAY too much time on your hands dude... HAHAHA

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| April 8, 2010, 5:48 pm
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Quoting ODST serial 142-761
a question that sort of relates to the guy above me: I have several star wars sets in my room (I am nowhere near a star wars fan anymore), I was wondering if you think I should take them apart. I already ripped apart a couple for the parts (got about 3000 from two sets), but shouls I take apart the rest? (about 3 total, parts= ~3000



Of COURSE you should tear em down for parts...

But I have a question for you here. You said that you tore down 2 sets and got about 3,000 parts from them? Now, I'm no Lego set parts number guru, but what sets did you tear down that were 1,500 parts each?

We've had kids in the past try to play off like they had a million parts. Don't misread this, I'm not saying you're trying to overinflate your collection to look cool, more just wondering if you've possibly overestimated your part count... ?

By way of comparison, my TOTAL part count of my entire collection is about 80,000 parts. Compare my count with the kids that were "claiming" a million and you see why large numbers like this peak my curiostiy.

Again, not "calling you out" here, just curious.
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| April 8, 2010, 6:00 pm
Well.....he could have that Death Star set (3800 pieces), maybe, and i'm just spitballin' here, he built it as two sets, left 800 pieces out and THEN tore it down. No? Fine. 80000 pieces huh Chris? You got me beat! (63000)
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| April 8, 2010, 6:04 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
Well.....he could have that Death Star set (3800 pieces), maybe, and i'm just spitballin' here, he built it as two sets, left 800 pieces out and THEN tore it down. No? Fine. 80000 pieces huh Chris? You got me beat! (63000)


That's just a ballpark mind you, not an exact number. My "sets" part count is somewhere in the 65,000 range. Add to that my PAB trips (just did one today actually. Picked up 5 cups of 2x4 black bricks and 2 cups of 2x3 bley for my TRON project) that I've made over the years and the general ballpark is somewhere between 75 and 85 grand. I lowball it a bit and go with 80 for now. Also take into account that I'm thinking about EVERY part here. For example, last year I picked up 1,500 trans blue studs for that zodiac project. That adds 1,500 to my collection! WAHOO!

Maybe someday... if I ever get THAT bored, I'll actually count em. Nah.

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| April 8, 2010, 6:15 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Well.....he could have that Death Star set (3800 pieces), maybe, and i'm just spitballin' here, he built it as two sets, left 800 pieces out and THEN tore it down. No? Fine. 80000 pieces huh Chris? You got me beat! (63000)

about our talk about the death star, heres a really cool death star moc i found http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/35966
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| April 8, 2010, 6:25 pm
I'm probably around the 5,000 piece range...
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| April 8, 2010, 6:59 pm
I was wondering at what point do you cross the line of making fun of people as pertaining to custom clone troopers etc? Just wanted to make sure I wasn't crossing the line...
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| April 8, 2010, 7:43 pm
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Quoting 000 000
I was wondering at what point do you cross the line of making fun of people as pertaining to custom clone troopers etc? Just wanted to make sure I wasn't crossing the line...


Wait, there's a line? Why wasn't I told? Or at least sent a memo... Someone fire my secretary!

Seriously for a second, let's look at this from an objective standpoint.

Let me state, for the record, that although I don't engage in such practice, there is nothing wrong with people wanting to "customize" their clones. That being said, all this talk about everyone who is customizing being an "artist"... yeah ok.

Again, there is some really nice work out there in the realm of parts customization, and then... there's the stuff that has made MOCpages the laughing stock of the online Lego community.

If you want to customize your clones, go for it, no one's gonna stop ya. But for (insert your diety of choice here)'s sake, PLEASE put them in a REAL moc! If only the guys that sharpied up their clones would spend as much time actully BUILDING something for their clones to go on (and no, I'm not talking about a plate with a few grass srpouts on it) then MOCpages would be a much better place.

Ok, so you've destroyed 25 clones with a purple, glitter sharpie pen and now you want to post them... WHY OH WHY do you have to post EACH of them separately?!!? Build a nice little backdrop dio for them and post them all in one post!

I've spent the better part of the last two years trying to help MOCpages get some "street cred" in the online community and the sharpie clones have succeeded splendidly in battering down every attempt with the swiftness of Jar Jar making a poop joke.

I really didn't want to go on a rant there, but I've been holding my tongue on this issue for way too long.

Let's all hope that some of the "clonekiddies" read this and maybe... MAYBE 2 or 3 of them get the point.
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| April 8, 2010, 8:06 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Wait, there's a line? Why wasn't I told? Or at least sent a memo... Someone fire my secretary!


I'd just like to state, for the record, that I have never personally made fun of anyone who makes custom clones. Rather, I have simply started a trend of eco-friendly fuel sources based on their creations.On the contrary, I find clone kiddies (notice we say "kiddies", not "tards" - that is crossing a line) to be quite entertaining. Plus, their creations are paving the way to a greener future for all of our clone-fuel-powered super tanks.

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| April 8, 2010, 8:13 pm
Okay then, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't taking it too far when I made the joke of one of my things running on custom clones and master chiefs etc... thanks
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| April 8, 2010, 8:18 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
If you want to customize your clones, go for it, no one's gonna stop ya. ... PLEASE put them in a REAL moc! If only the guys that sharpied up their clones would spend as much time actully BUILDING something for their clones to go on (and no, I'm not talking about a plate with a few grass srpouts on it) then MOCpages would be a much better place.

... Build a nice little backdrop dio for them and post them all in one post!

I just 'upped' the ante with no sharpie AND no plate! Car dashboard OK? ... and I'm no artist, so I just like killed 3 stones with one bird! XD
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| April 8, 2010, 8:25 pm
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Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
I just 'upped' the ante with no sharpie AND no plate! Car dashboard OK? ... and I'm no artist, so I just like killed 3 stones with one bird! XD


No sir, you... are an artiste!
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| April 8, 2010, 9:25 pm
Quoting Brady G
XD I accidentally did that after I expanded my stud block from PAB. I had it at 12 hundred, but when I doubled that with orange studs, I forgot it was 12 hundred for a sec, and almost claimed to have 24 thousand :o

I have that death star thing, it looks REALLY cool so I'm 50-50 on whether to take that apart, and the MTT, which in my opinion should be trashed anyway...

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| April 8, 2010, 11:33 pm
Quoting ODST serial 142-761
I have that death star thing, it looks REALLY cool so I'm 50-50 on whether to take that apart, and the MTT, which in my opinion should be trashed anyway...
I already started stealing a crap load of parts off of it, so now theres a bucket fulla them, about ~700 that don't fit now that ive stolen a few valuable parts of off it.

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| April 8, 2010, 11:35 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson


Of COURSE you should tear em down for parts...

But I have a question for you here. You said that you tore down 2 sets and got about 3,000 parts from them? Now, I'm no Lego set parts number guru, but what sets did you tear down that were 1,500 parts each?

We've had kids in the past try to play off like they had a million parts. Don't misread this, I'm not saying you're trying to overinflate your collection to look cool, more just wondering if you've possibly overestimated your part count... ?

By way of comparison, my TOTAL part count of my entire collection is about 80,000 parts. Compare my count with the kids that were "claiming" a million and you see why large numbers like this peak my curiostiy.

Again, not "calling you out" here, just curious.


Yeah, the death star is a big part of my collection, I have about ~10,000 pieces not including it. you should see my room in the summer, it looks like an earthquake, tornado and flood hit at the same time!
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| April 8, 2010, 11:41 pm
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Quoting ODST serial 142-761
Yeah, the death star is a big part of my collection, I have about ~10,000 pieces not including it. you should see my room in the summer, it looks like an earthquake, tornado and flood hit at the same time!


Sweet! Sounds like fun! Good luck to ya and again YES... tear that stuff down and get moccing!
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| April 8, 2010, 11:47 pm
Quoting myself!
about our talk about the death star, heres a really cool death star moc i found http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/35966

well, it seems like that moc got motd! XD
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| April 11, 2010, 2:37 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Try doing mudane tasks that don't require all that much concentration that will allow your mind to wonder. I'm talking about boring tasks like cleaning the kitchen floor, mowing the lawn, doing the dishes. All those things that we all HATE doing but need to be done. This will keep your hands occupied and give you a task to (half) concentrate on while freeing your mind to wonder.

And if that fails, BUI may be an idea... HAHAHA
~Chris.


I think most of us call that "work". I know sometimes I come up with great ideas while I'm sitting at work daydreaming about retirement.

And I'm a chronic BUI.....but it's better than a DUI. ;)
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| April 11, 2010, 3:00 pm
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Quoting Warrior .
I have a question:

Does pictures on the grid selection stay large, or do they shrink? Cause I don't want them to shrink when I try it. I am doing just four pics for my homepage.


When you choose the grid pattern for your pics, it posts them at thumbnail size and lines them up horizontally. I only used it once myself on my first Moc Wars episode (back when we were beta testing the new upgrades for MOCpages). I don't choose it myself but some people like it. Try it out and see how it looks. If you don't like it, you can always change it.

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| April 11, 2010, 4:30 pm
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor

I think most of us call that "work". I know sometimes I come up with great ideas while I'm sitting at work daydreaming about retirement.

And I'm a chronic BUI.....but it's better than a DUI. ;)

HAHAHAHA.....I have loads of ideas, it is time I lack. If only they would let me bring my laptop to work so I could get to editing....sigh.

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| April 14, 2010, 4:54 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

"Forgive me, Captain - a shameless joke at your expense. I hope it will not be the last."
- Don Alejandro (The Mask of Zorro)


God forbid! Brady here can dish it out pretty good, but I'm fairly positive he can take it as well.

Speaking of taking it... Brady, tell your mom I'll be a little late tonight and to make sure the ceiling fan is reinforced this time.
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| April 15, 2010, 5:23 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
... Brady, tell your mom I'll be a little late tonight and to make sure the ceiling fan is reinforced this time.

Are you using the ceiling fan as a back scratcher again? XD
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| April 15, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
Are you using the ceiling fan as a back scratcher again? XD


Not exactly... you ever heard the term "spinner?"...
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| April 15, 2010, 5:43 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Not exactly... you ever heard the term "spinner?"...

You are talking about a certain posi ... nevermind ... let's just call it ROLFCOPTER in the dark ... right?


UPDATE: I rest my case - http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/spinner/
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| April 15, 2010, 5:45 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Not exactly... you ever heard the term "spinner?"...

And suddenly Dead or Alive's 'You Spin Me Right Round' Starts playing in my head. Thanks alot.
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| April 15, 2010, 6:26 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Yeah, that brings back unwanted memories of a particular college dorm prank I was witness to...


Which one?
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| April 15, 2010, 11:08 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Sarcasam! How original!

Yes, yes. You are right.
The question is, can Chris "Sensitive" Phipson "The enforcer, one with 27 middle names, surnames, and nicknames, who is also a verb, proper noun and adjective" take it as well?



Now wait just a cotton pickin minute...


Never once has anyone accused me of being a "proper" anything. You take that back!
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| April 15, 2010, 11:45 pm
Quoting Andrew Somers
And suddenly Dead or Alive's 'You Spin Me Right Round' Starts playing in my head. Thanks alot.

HAHAHAHA! Don't tempt me to do anymore 80's song mocs!
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| April 16, 2010, 11:11 am
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

The one where a guy leaves his computer logged on, walks away for a bit (like to use the facilities) and leaves his door unlocked, and some other guys sneak in his dorm and and change his internet homepage to, uh, something that he will wish he had brain-bleach to erase.

LOCK BEFORE YOU WALK! Oh, sorry....still at work, kind of a motto here
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| April 16, 2010, 6:36 pm
I am angry because I was tying up a page for a long time, pressed continue and lost everything. I had a ton of information and now I am unmotivated to redo it. I just learned that you are automatically logged after thirty minute but I am still mad. Is there anything I can do about that problem? thanks for any help.
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| April 16, 2010, 9:20 pm
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Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
I am angry...
...Is there anything I can do about that problem? thanks for any help.


This is an issue that we've addressed before many times. Your best option is to learn from this experience (as we all have) and remember to copy your work before hitting the "continue" button. Sorry there's no "secret" solution to this problem. It's a hard lesson that we've all had to learn. Good luck

~Chris.


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| April 16, 2010, 10:27 pm
Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
I am angry because I was tying up a page for a long time, pressed continue and lost everything. I had a ton of information and now I am unmotivated to redo it. I just learned that you are automatically logged after thirty minute but I am still mad. Is there anything I can do about that problem? thanks for any help.


I tend to put all the text in Microsoft word and then transfer it later...
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| April 16, 2010, 10:54 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

This is an issue that we've addressed before many times. Your best option is to learn from this experience (as we all have) and remember to copy your work before hitting the "continue" button. Sorry there's no "secret" solution to this problem. It's a hard lesson that we've all had to learn. Good luck

~Chris.



When dealing with computers, the safest assumption is that they're both sentient and malevolent. If you're wrong, you're pleasantly surprised. If you're right, it's not the end of the world. And a little paranoia is good.
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| April 17, 2010, 3:31 am
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Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
I am angry because I was tying up a page for a long time, pressed continue and lost everything. I had a ton of information and now I am unmotivated to redo it. I just learned that you are automatically logged after thirty minute but I am still mad. Is there anything I can do about that problem? thanks for any help.


Like Chris mentioned, I usually copy anything that isn't just a few lines. That way if it's lost, I can just paste it back in. It only takes a moment, and can save you massive headaches.

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| April 17, 2010, 8:16 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Like Chris mentioned, I usually copy anything that isn't just a few lines. That way if it's lost, I can just paste it back in. It only takes a moment, and can save you massive headaches.

Thanks. I will do that next time.
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| April 17, 2010, 8:39 am
Quoting Brady G
May I take this oppertunity to suggest you change your buddy icon? Buddy icons can affect the disposition of a posted comment, and really make you look.. Erm, special.

(ie: Someone with an angry face writing a comment with a strong tone. It'll look like the person is furious to the problem, as it may have an opposite effect for someone with a smiling icon. Take Chris, for example. But then again, nobody takes him seriously anyway.)

It is a fat twi-lek. I found the picture and thought it was funny. Why does it matter?
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| April 17, 2010, 4:34 pm
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Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
It is a fat twi-lek. I found the picture and thought it was funny. Why does it matter?


Technically, it matters because that image that you chose is property of Lucasfilm LTD. Did you happen to get permission from Lucasfilm in writing to use the image? No, didn't think so... My advice would be to change the buddy icon to something that is yours and not taken from someone else without permission.

And before you say anything PLEASE do not go ratting out everyone else that has an image like that as a buddy icon... "but he did it first" is the worst defense in the history of bad defenses.

We tend to use a "if we find it, we take care of it" stance to things like that. And since you called attention to it, consider it found.

Thanks in advance for changing your buddy icon to a non-copyrighted image.

~Chris.
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| April 17, 2010, 4:44 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Technically, it matters because that image that you chose is property of Lucasfilm LTD. Did you happen to get permission from Lucasfilm in writing to use the image? No, didn't think so... My advice would be to change the buddy icon to something that is yours and not taken from someone else without permission.

And before you say anything PLEASE do not go ratting out everyone else that has an image like that as a buddy icon... "but he did it first" is the worst defense in the history of bad defenses.

We tend to use a "if we find it, we take care of it" stance to things like that. And since you called attention to it, consider it found.

Thanks in advance for changing your buddy icon to a non-copyrighted image.

~Chris.

Good Point. I'll change it right away. Thanks. it might take a while to change everywhere, though.
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| April 17, 2010, 5:03 pm
Quoting Matt David
Quoting Chris Phipson

Wait, there's a line? Why wasn't I told? Or at least sent a memo... Someone fire my secretary!


I'd just like to state, for the record, that I have never personally made fun of anyone who makes custom clones. Rather, I have simply started a trend of eco-friendly fuel sources based on their creations.On the contrary, I find clone kiddies (notice we say "kiddies", not "tards" - that is crossing a line) to be quite entertaining. Plus, their creations are paving the way to a greener future for all of our clone-fuel-powered super tanks.


I personally think that there's nothing wrong with "clone fuel" I think it's a great new idea ;) Perhaps theme of the year?
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| April 19, 2010, 2:56 pm
Hey Chris, how many Kelso;s does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
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| April 24, 2010, 1:12 pm
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Quoting Mech Man
Hey Chris, how many Kelso;s does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


Ok... this I gotta hear...

Tell me MM, how many Kelso's DOES it take?
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| April 24, 2010, 4:28 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok... this I gotta hear...

Tell me MM, how many Kelso's DOES it take?
I'm going to guess two.

One to screw it in, and another to make a dirty joke about it.



And don't forget the one to hold the sheep.

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| April 24, 2010, 5:01 pm
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Quoting Mech Man
Very good coloring whatever it is, can someone please tell me what TRON is?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(film)
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| April 24, 2010, 6:19 pm
I found your secret alter ego!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaFh0rnccQc&feature=channel
Tadaa!
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| April 24, 2010, 9:26 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok... this I gotta hear...

Tell me MM, how many Kelso's DOES it take?

Just one, and twelve WIP shots.
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| April 24, 2010, 11:44 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok... this I gotta hear...

Tell me MM, how many Kelso's DOES it take?


None, all his fans do it for him!

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| April 25, 2010, 1:33 am
Do you remember who gave you your very first comment? What about what they commented on?
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| April 25, 2010, 12:22 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
Do you remember who gave you your very first comment? What about what they commented on?


It's not on mocpages any more becuase the post that it was on is long gone. My first post on mocpages was a 35 (printed) page set of rules for playing a MOC based table top miniature game (bonus points to anyone who actually remembers it). Now, long before Sean asked us not to post "stories" I decided to take it down because there wasn't any MOCs in it. But my first comment was from this guy named Lee Jones basically telling me to stop typing and start moccing (but he was nice about it)! hahaha Yeap, I guess I never learned.

My first comment that you can still look up was from LegoLord (back when he was LegoLord 365) on my first moc, the APMS Mosquito. Please, I beg you... don't go looking for it. This was LONG before I learned how to work a camera or had any clue about lighting. Yeah, it actually WAS that bad. So thanks for bringing up such painful memories. HAHAHA
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| April 25, 2010, 5:21 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Yesterday, right?


Thursday actually... jackhole. HAHAHA
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| April 25, 2010, 6:04 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

So thanks for bringing up such painful memories. HAHAHA

Hey dont mention it! Its a hobby we Lt.'s all love no matter our age!
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| April 25, 2010, 9:08 pm
Real question here... (No... it shouldn't be surprising!)

During the MOCathalon a fist-full of builders were awarded four 'Five' scores, which meant the MOC was worthy of a perfect score, in the judges' eyes. Will the folks who actually experienced that honor get appointed their own question thread? Or do we still have to wait... (Not that *I* care... I'm kindly asking for the other people, you know? ;D)
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| April 25, 2010, 9:21 pm
Quoting Mech Man
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok... this I gotta hear...

Tell me MM, how many Kelso's DOES it take?


None, all his fans do it for him!

BOOOOO!!! Actually, Juan's was pretty good!
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| April 26, 2010, 3:36 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
BOOOOO!!! Actually, Juan's was pretty good!


Hey it was supposed to be corny! XD
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| April 27, 2010, 1:41 am
OK Chris, serious question. If you give a chimpanzee a tub of loose Lego bricks, will said chimp eventually build the Invisible Hand, or Apocalypse part 3?

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| April 27, 2010, 10:58 am
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/14125 - dat guy uses bad word in his homepage.

And @ Bones, hasn't that already been done? :)
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| April 27, 2010, 9:24 pm
Hey, Chris, do you think you could maybe check this MOC out for me, please? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/196873 Thanks, man!
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| April 27, 2010, 10:00 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thursday actually... jackhole. HAHAHA

Hey Chris, you want to be in a comic of mine? It's either you.....or Kelso. MOE! Cue the dramatic music! 'Dun, dun.....DUUUUUN'
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| April 27, 2010, 10:23 pm
Quoting Commander Fox .
Hey Chris, you want to be in a comic of mine? It's either you.....or Kelso. MOE! Cue the dramatic music! 'Dun, dun.....DUUUUUN'


LOL at the Moe joke.
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| April 28, 2010, 7:57 am
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Quoting Warrior .
Yo Phipsonater! Have you seen my Light of Darkness series?...

And here's a question:

Can you make a complete circle out of just 2x2 pieces? Just wanna know. Seeya.


I'll swing over and take a look.

As for your question, if you're talking about the "curved wall" technique that I've used a few times recently, it's more than just 1x2 bricks, you also need single stud rounds. But yes, you can make a complete circle. The smallest circle I made was I think 9 bricks (plus the rounds). You can of course make them as large as you'd like... as long as you've got the brick to do it.

Hope that helps! ~ Chris.

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| April 30, 2010, 4:50 pm
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Quoting Warrior .
Okay thanks. Wait a minute.... I mage have another idea in mind. It where you hake just 2x2 bricks, and only connect one side. Leaving the other side just hugging the studs. (See the picture?) It's a 2x2 pillar, but bent. And if you can do it to a circle, it'll be fragile, but round.


It would be VERY fragile. But the idea may just work. I wouldn't suggest trying to move it if you went that way, but technically, yeah, it would work. Also, the end result would be see through (for the most part). Maybe you could use that idea for some sort of prison? I was thinking of doing that with the clear rounds that I made for the fortress of solitude a while back. And yes, I'm going to go back to that project in the future, just not for a while (too cool to just leave it).


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| April 30, 2010, 5:14 pm
Quoting Brady G
Ah ha! 100th comment! :D
You're not allowed to start your own "ask" topic, are you? That means I get to steal your starting gun.


I think as he is the admin, he can do whatever he wants.

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