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What? Sheesh, always when I'm in the bathroom...
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| May 16, 2010, 7:13 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
What? Sheesh, always when I'm in the bathroom...

Hey Mark, what is your buddy icon? I can't really see what it is.
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| May 16, 2010, 7:18 am
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Quoting Malik Primus
Hey Mark, what is your buddy icon? I can't really see what it is.


It's a Cylon minifig from the old school BSG. Came from figs I made for this post:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/26265

I thought about using a shot of myself, but not everyone carries a barf bag next to their computer, and I thought I'd show a little mercy!

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| May 16, 2010, 7:25 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

It's a Cylon minifig from the old school BSG. Came from figs I made for this post:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/26265

I thought about using a shot of myself, but not everyone carries a barf bag next to their computer, and I thought I'd show a little mercy!

But why not just use your sigfig's face for the icon? Just like mine.
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| May 16, 2010, 7:42 am
Quoting Malik Primus
But why not just use your sigfig's face for the icon? Just like mine.

Because you'd still need a barf bag.
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| May 16, 2010, 8:25 am
Quoting Rusty S.
Because you'd still need a barf bag.

It wouldn't be THAT bad, really? Maybe you'd need a huge bucket to hold it all.
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| May 16, 2010, 8:27 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

"AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?!?!"
- Emperor Commodus ("Gladiator")


"YOU ARE NOTHING BUT UNORGANIZED GRABASTIC PIECES OF A AMPHIBIAN S**T!"
- Sergeant Gunnery Hartman ("Full Metal Jacket")

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| May 17, 2010, 9:19 am
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Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
Hey Kelso? Could you do me a favor? Could you privide a picture of:

You
Shifu
Heath
Chris
Leda
Bones
Moodswim
and
Sean.

Cause I am doing a project. And I need your own face. Not a sigfig. Well... It will use sigfigs. Is this something that you can do? Thanks. (What I am doing is a side project. It's called Super Smash Pages. A pardoy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But with us MOCpagers. Hehehe...)


You'll have to hit up those guys for pictures of themselves, but you can find a couple of me here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22824835@N05/

Have fun!

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| May 17, 2010, 9:25 am
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Quoting Malik Primus
But why not just use your sigfig's face for the icon? Just like mine.


Because that's what YOU do...what I do is different, see? It's what makes me "special."



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| May 17, 2010, 9:27 am
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
Hey Kelso? Could you do me a favor? Could you privide a picture of:

You
Shifu
Heath
Chris
Leda
Bones
Moodswim
and
Sean.

Cause I am doing a project. And I need your own face. Not a sigfig. Well... It will use sigfigs. Is this something that you can do? Thanks. (What I am doing is a side project. It's called Super Smash Pages. A pardoy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But with us MOCpagers. Hehehe...)


Hey, I got your comment on my page asking me, but I'm not so comfortable with giving a complete stranger my picture. You can use my sigfig, #@^$! abuse him if you want.
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| May 17, 2010, 12:37 pm
General, sir what standards do your mocs have to meet to be posted here? Or sir are your mocing abilities so perfect you need no standards? How many mocs do you just build for fun and never post? Or do you build all your mocs for fun?
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| May 17, 2010, 6:45 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
General, sir what standards do your mocs have to meet to be posted here?


Personally, I'd prefer to post only my better pieces...but that wouldn't leave me posting ANYTHING. So if two bricks fit together and I've taken pictures, it goes on the site.

Quoting Or sir are your mocing abilities so perfect you need no standards?


My MOCing abilities are such that I'm rarely if ever completely satisfied with what I've built, and constantly haunted by the notion that if I'd just taken a bit more time, it could've been better. With the possible exception of my Cylon Raider...that one's darn near perfection if I do say so myself. The rest could be improved upon somewhere.

Quoting How many mocs do you just build for fun and never post? Or do you build all your mocs for fun?


I hate building for others (I paint for others, and Lego is my personal creative time), so not all of my MOCs have been fun. When I get talked into a MOC-off or a contest, or something with boundaries and a deadline, it stops being fun for me. But everything I do for myself is pretty much for fun, and it almost always gets posted.

What about you?

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| May 18, 2010, 7:44 am
Does anyone skilled in the dead language of HTML want to tell me how to embed music on a page?
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| May 18, 2010, 12:34 pm
Quoting Matt David
Does anyone skilled in the dead language of HTML want to tell me how to embed music on a page?

Well, no. It bogs down the MOCpages server and can really get annoying if you don't remove it.
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| May 18, 2010, 1:22 pm
Quoting Malik Primus
Well, no. It bogs down the MOCpages server and can really get annoying if you don't remove it.


Really? Well never mind then, I was unaware of that. The 'pages definitely don't need my help to throw more glue in the gears.

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| May 18, 2010, 1:32 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

You'll have to hit up those guys for pictures of themselves, but you can find a couple of me here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22824835@N05/

Have fun!

Hey Mark, how are you with an Indiana Jones head in my comic?

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| May 18, 2010, 10:12 pm
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Quoting Commander Fox .
Hey Mark, how are you with an Indiana Jones head in my comic?


A worthy substitute for my stunning visage! But hey, as long as it's not a Lee Jones head, then I'm good with it. ;)

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| May 18, 2010, 10:39 pm
Quoting Matt David

Really? Well never mind then, I was unaware of that. The 'pages definitely don't need my help to throw more glue in the gears.
I see your response, and think of what E.K.O's response would be. The difference wows me. Btw, what song were you thinking of embedding? Love Story? Telephone? That peanut butter and jelly one?

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| May 18, 2010, 11:01 pm
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Quoting Andrew Somers
Quoting Matt David

Really? Well never mind then, I was unaware of that. The 'pages definitely don't need my help to throw more glue in the gears.
I see your response, and think of what E.K.O's response would be. The difference wows me.


Yeah, no kidding...Thank you, Matt! You've scored MAJOR brownie points.




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| May 19, 2010, 8:09 am
Quoting Andrew Somers
Btw, what song were you thinking of embedding? That peanut butter and jelly one?


Always one step ahead of me arent you? X-D

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| May 19, 2010, 9:25 am
Quoting Matt David
Always one step ahead of me arent you? X-D
Yep, so when I trip and fall into a puddle, I can provide a bridge for you. :)

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| May 19, 2010, 8:06 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

A worthy substitute for my stunning visage! But hey, as long as it's not a Lee Jones head, then I'm good with it. ;)

OK...Lee, can I borrow your head? HAHA!
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| May 19, 2010, 9:20 pm
I've always kind of wondered this.... I have been banned from one group for reasons that were legitamate but not for a terrible reason, and I know on that email it said that further offenses could lead to account termination. But how many groups do you need to be banned from before someone looks and says "Oh, this guy needs to be banned." And once that happens, would they be banned right away, or would the evidence of all the offenses need to be looked at first?
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| May 19, 2010, 11:32 pm
General sir, why is it that you insist on having the 6th most partially intimidating buddy icon, while you use the 5th most kinda-sorta generic sig- fig?
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| May 20, 2010, 1:50 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso
It's what makes me "special."


And I thought it was the helmet and crayons that did that... silly me.

Quoting Mark Kelso
So if two bricks fit together and I've taken pictures, it goes on the site.


HEY! That's MY method dangit!
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| May 20, 2010, 4:42 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
Since there was an ask Kelso infinites, this topic wouldn't been created since the other one was ment to go to an INFINITY! Mmmm.... over one hundred thoudand comments in one topic. Yet to see it happen. XD Anyways Kelso, did Nnenn have a sig-fig? I couldn't remember. Cause I was going to use one in a MOC if he did. A tribute for him. (everyone else did before me. And I do his style of ship building. Just yet to make any for MOCpages.)

Mark Kelso has disproved the existence of infinity while trying to count his "I Like It's".
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| May 20, 2010, 10:04 pm
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Quoting Juan .
Mark Kelso has disproved the existence of infinity while trying to count his "I Like It's".


The weird thing is, that the more you try to figure out "that number" the more you come up with the number of the beast!

What the heck, every other great leader has been accused of being the beast, why not Mark?
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| May 20, 2010, 10:20 pm
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Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
Chris, everybody, I am going to immortalize Mark Kelso's head in LEGO. But I have to use black for his hair. Have little brown. Wish me luck.


I uhh... take it you've not actually SEEN a picture of his lordship Kelso? He... umm... well, let's put it this way. You don't NEED the brown to make something that's not technically there.
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| May 20, 2010, 10:33 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson



Chris, just thought I'd let you know - I referenced one of your MOCs and borrowed a design from it.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/203606
Hope that's cool. I gave due credit and all. I cited in MMA, Chicago, and APA style...all at once.

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| May 20, 2010, 11:55 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I uhh... take it you've not actually SEEN a picture of his lordship Kelso? He... umm... well, let's put it this way. You don't NEED the brown to make something that's not technically there.

Yeah... just click his homepage and you can see it. He might have put a mask on or something.
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| May 21, 2010, 1:36 am
Oh, good. I thought it was another joke thing. I actually know it's not, but it's funny anyway.
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| May 21, 2010, 10:38 am
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Quoting Ryan T.
I've always kind of wondered this.... I have been banned from one group for reasons that were legitamate but not for a terrible reason, and I know on that email it said that further offenses could lead to account termination. But how many groups do you need to be banned from before someone looks and says "Oh, this guy needs to be banned." And once that happens, would they be banned right away, or would the evidence of all the offenses need to be looked at first?


More than likely you were banned from a group by someone OTHER than Sean, Chris, or myself. And that person doesn't have authority to IP ban, so you're pretty safe.

If it were a major issue that one of us as mods, or Sean himself, had to address, then that might put you on our list of MOCpages offenders, but otherwise you're not looking at any problems.

That's my take on it. Hope this answers your question.

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| May 21, 2010, 11:55 am
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Quoting Chris Phipson

I uhh... take it you've not actually SEEN a picture of his lordship Kelso? He... umm... well, let's put it this way. You don't NEED the brown to make something that's not technically there.


Exactly. That's why when I did that nude portrait painting of Phipson for his wife, I didn't bother painting in his...hmmm...maybe this isn't an appropriate subject. Well, anyway, you get the idea.

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| May 21, 2010, 12:10 pm
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Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
Malik, Chris, I have a pic of him. I know what he looks like. I'm not afraid of the "big bad Kelso", just honor him in his good work.


Pssssh...big bad Kelso? I'm a kitten. So's Phippy. It's the girls on this site you gotta watch out for! Life lesson there boys...life lesson!

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| May 21, 2010, 12:18 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso
Exactly. That's why when I did that nude portrait painting of Phipson for his wife, I didn't bother painting in his...hmmm...maybe this isn't an appropriate subject. Well, anyway, you get the idea.

Yeah, I remember that... the strange part though was that you actually paid US for the work. In retrospect, shouldn't that have been the other way 'round?

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| May 21, 2010, 5:22 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

...Mark of the beast...

Aha! That's it!



Wow! Those unexplained events in my life are all now making sense. Like the time I pushed my mom over a second story railing, and the way I'd start to convulse and choke around a Cahtholic church (I thought it was just because I was methodist!), and my Ozzy Osbourne CD collection, and the way my head spins on my shoulders 360 degrees...

Thanks, Archy...I think I've finally found myself.

REDRUM! REDRUUUUMMM!!!

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| May 25, 2010, 9:20 am
Kelso, you look EXACTLY like one of my fencing coaches, Johnathan. When I first saw hime I was like "Whoa! Mark Kelso?!?!" It took me a minute to realize it wasn't you. That was in August.
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| May 27, 2010, 9:31 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Kelso, you look EXACTLY like one of my fencing coaches, Johnathan. When I first saw hime I was like "Whoa! Mark Kelso?!?!" It took me a minute to realize it wasn't you. That was in August.


Was this before or after he plucked out your eye with his foil?
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| May 27, 2010, 9:36 pm
I've done all that I can to get other people to comment on my MOCs, without being rude or annoying. Any advice for gaining popularity without ruining my reputation?
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| May 27, 2010, 9:36 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Was this before or after he plucked out your eye with his foil?

"Plucked out"? I thought the term was "gouged out." Whatever, he's still half blind.
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| May 27, 2010, 9:40 pm
Quoting Drew the Sk8er
I've done all that I can to get other people to comment on my MOCs, without being rude or annoying. Any advice for gaining popularity without ruining my reputation?


Popularity is a peculiar thing. Here today, gone tomorrow. It does, however, gradually improve; it takes time to be well known.

Equally: "well known" does not always mean "popular".


You'd be best off just changing your username and just sitting around, doing the usual post/comment routine.
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| May 27, 2010, 9:51 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

Popularity is a peculiar thing. Here today, gone tomorrow. It does, however, gradually improve; it takes time to be well known.

Equally: "well known" does not always mean "popular".


You'd be best off just changing your username and just sitting around, doing the usual post/comment routine.

Okay. But why change my username?
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| May 27, 2010, 9:52 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I hate building for others (I paint for others, and Lego is my personal creative time), so not all of my MOCs have been fun. When I get talked into a MOC-off or a contest, or something with boundaries and a deadline, it stops being fun for me. But everything I do for myself is pretty much for fun, and it almost always gets posted.

What about you?


Mark I couldn't agree more on those scores. So often do I find that I just upload a MOC the second it's deemably finished, but not near perfected. And I almost always regret not putting on the polish like I did on my Mk II Samhain Fighter - I should have just done that the first time!

And it's so not fun building something you don't want to, it even happens on your own Mocs of your own choosing if they're too big. By the time you get passed the initial problems of the build and figure out the building process you need to employ to continue on to finish, you just realise you have stopped creating and are now working! Sifting through pieces to finish something whose visual aspect you can already envisage...

Anyway, your Cylon Raider is pretty much perfect, and I really do like your, and 2x4's Vipers, great models...


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| May 27, 2010, 10:09 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Because that's what YOU do...what I do is different, see? It's what makes me "special."



I'll tell you the story of my buddy icon (hold your questions, applause, and other stuff for later.)

So, since my dad takes the pictures of my creations, and edits them in Photoshop (mostly just the complicated and little details,) I decided to fool around with one one day. I chose my new mecha and made it all, uh, ummm...

KEWL LOOKIN'!
So, I made it like that and now I wonder if people enjoy it. HeHe... Oh, please say if you do love it )or hate it... I take it both ways)


AND PLEASE JOIN THE Emblem of Darkness GROUP!

IF YOU LIKE (OR EVEN LOVE) YOUR LEGO's YOU WILL JOIN THE E.O.D.
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| May 28, 2010, 9:50 am
Quoting Chucky Lohr
Hey Mark why do you and Phipson say not to swear but do it yourselves? Chucky

They are adults, so they can swear. Not in the groups, but in MOCs if it is necessary. And bearing in mind, ONLY if it IS necessary.
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| May 28, 2010, 10:52 am
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Quoting Drew the Sk8er
I've done all that I can to get other people to comment on my MOCs, without being rude or annoying. Any advice for gaining popularity without ruining my reputation?


Three things to do consistently:

1) Clean, well built MOCs. They don't have to be huge. They don't have to be complex. But make them studless, if possible, and place your colors well (not too many colors and block them in, rather than scattering them).

2) Pick popular subjects combined with a unique spin on them. Star Wars, Mechs, cars, etc. The trick is to make it something many want to see (i.e. the popular subject) and simultaneously something they've never seen before (the unique build).

3) Present the MOC immaculately. In focus, good light, and photoshopped or poster board background. This is ESSENTIAL. It wouldn't hurt to leave fun commentary asa well.

Do those things consistently, have some patience, and you should start to see more and more people taking notice of your work.

I know that's not a quick and easy answer, but that's what I've seen work time and time again.

Best of luck!
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| May 28, 2010, 11:56 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Do those things consistently, and you should start to see more and more people taking notice of your work.

Good luck!

Thanks. I've really been trying hard to do all three, and I've been getting occasional good comments. My best MOC so far is probably my Death Star Hallway. (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/181130) Is this good?
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| May 28, 2010, 1:11 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Was this before or after he plucked out your eye with his foil?

Hahahahahahahaha. No, I actually never told him. He teaches Saber and Épée. I fence Épée. Drew's job is to teach Foil and Épée.
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| May 28, 2010, 4:34 pm
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Quoting Chucky Lohr
Hey Mark why do you and Phipson say not to swear but do it yourselves? Chucky


I'm sorry... I don't remember swearing on MOCpages recectly... heck EVER.

This also begs the question, what do you consider swearing? I ask that because there are some people out there that say the words "snot" and "crud" are swear words. Just trying to figure out where you're coming from.

In my day to day life (not on mocpages mind you) I do have a mouth that would make a truck driver tell me to cool it so I don't offend the sailors that are talking to the mechanics, but that's here in my day to day life.

I may have, on occasion in a MOC refered to "that really hot place" freezing over or used the other spelling of the thing that beavers build. However, those words can be said on your local TV stations any time of day. Heck, I even heard a cartoon recently say H. E. double hockey sitcks.

I keep my language at the same level, if not a lower level than FCC regulations for broadcasts.

So, would you care to rephrase your question? Or have I covered it enough for you?
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| May 28, 2010, 4:49 pm
Quoting Drew the Sk8er
Although I love fencing, my secret ambition is to become a world renowned boxer.

Hey, do you remember Steve Robinson? A Welsh boxer? World famous? He came from Cardiff, and I go to the same school as he did.
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| May 29, 2010, 2:07 am
Quoting Malik Primus
Hey, do you remember Steve Robinson? A Welsh boxer? World famous? He came from Cardiff, and I go to the same school as he did.

I do! That's awesome!
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| May 29, 2010, 11:58 am
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Just FYI, gang - I'll be out of town from June 2nd - 10th on a family vacation. Please direct all questions, comments, smack-talk, rude hand guesters, law suits, and sniper rifles at Chris Phipson until my return.

Pasta la vista, baby!
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| June 1, 2010, 1:21 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I hate building for others (I paint for others, and Lego is my personal creative time), so not all of my MOCs have been fun. When I get talked into a MOC-off or a contest, or something with boundaries and a deadline, it stops being fun for me. But everything I do for myself is pretty much for fun, and it almost always gets posted.

What about you?

Well sir, about half of what I build will get eventually get posted but about a third of that sits in my computer for several months e.g. my Most Dangerous Game bignette I built as a school project(a stroke of creative genius to use lego)for English in January and posted it last month well after I posted the modified version for the mocolympics.

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| June 1, 2010, 2:17 pm
General sir, why is it that you insist on having the 6th most partially intimidating buddy icon, while you use the 5th most kinda-sorta generic sig- fig, along with that I've noticed that you merit only the 37.5th scariest personality. Sir it simply doesnt add up. Why sir why?

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| June 1, 2010, 2:24 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
General sir, why is it that you insist on having the 6th most partially intimidating buddy icon, while you use the 5th most kinda-sorta generic sig- fig, along with that I've noticed that you merit only the 37.5th scariest personality. Sir it simply doesnt add up. Why sir why?


You messed up the math there. You forgot to carry the "Kelso is GOD" and divide it by the square root of "He has no time for your pitiful questions." Just remember to show your work next time and you won't have this problem! HAHAHA

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| June 2, 2010, 8:05 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

You messed up the math there. You forgot to carry the "Kelso is GOD" and divide it by the square root of "He has no time for your pitiful questions." Just remember to show your work next time and you won't have this problem! HAHAHA
No sir! I'm afraid it is you who have messed up!! YOU should have carried the "yeah-General-Kelso-is-great-but-Sean-Kenney-mocs-professionally-and-he-made-the-site" which obviously makes Sean kenney moc god!!! You see I've outsmarted you all!heh heh aha aha AAAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

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| June 2, 2010, 8:42 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
G... g... guys? M... my friend.... Sarah Foxx.... who is a MOCpages member, has..... c....cancer. She.... is dying. Please..... pray for her. She is only.... 15. Please. (crying)

and how do you know that?
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| June 3, 2010, 12:18 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Pasta la vista, baby!

pasta la vista, LOL! XDXDXDXD
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| June 3, 2010, 12:19 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
She told me herself.

Kylo, does she know you are spreading this around the pages? She may want to keep this information private. Also, it is really not a good idea to say things like this on people's MOCs (Leda Kat). That was a happy birthday moc for a baby girl, your comment dampens it. I am truly sorry for Miss Foxx and hope all the best for her, but please, make sure she wants you spreading this around.
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| June 3, 2010, 2:13 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Kylo, does she know you are spreading this around the pages? She may want to keep this information private. Also, it is really not a good idea to say things like this on people's MOCs (Leda Kat). That was a happy birthday moc for a baby girl, your comment dampens it. I am truly sorry for Miss Foxx and hope all the best for her, but please, make sure she wants you spreading this around.


Here here.

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| June 3, 2010, 2:15 pm
What, in your opinion, is the strongest way to make a wall on a vignette? (with SNOT, so I could add greebles or something)
Using the 1x4 bricks with studs on two sides, With Technic?
I usually try using the bricks with studs sticking out on the sides but that usually falls off easily. I'm thinking technic would work well, but I don't have that many technic pieces. Thanks
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| June 3, 2010, 3:04 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
She told me to tell EVERYONE. I wouldn't have done it if she didn't say so.

Verywell, but the comment on Leda's creation was in bad form. Say that in groups, not on MOC comments and especially not on a birthday moc for a little girl. You should go edit that comment.
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| June 3, 2010, 3:23 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
I deleted it altogether. I usally comment one someones creation if they're active on it. So I'll go hit myself for doing that.


Twice for good measure! Heh, just kidding.

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| June 3, 2010, 3:35 pm
Quoting The Last Warrior (Kylo Malcovich)
I deleted it altogether. I usally comment one someones creation if they're active on it. So I'll go hit myself for doing that.

No, no, you are upset, that is understandable. That MOC it just did not fit in. You are in some of my groups, feel free to post there.
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| June 3, 2010, 3:48 pm
Sir, this is just out of pure curiosity but do you have a religion? and if so what religion may it be?
Muslim? Islam? Hindu? Catholic? Prodestant? Mormon? Baptist, Ect...
Just wondering thanks,

~Shane
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| June 9, 2010, 5:59 pm
Is Kelso MIA until after BrickWorld? Or are we pretending he's left MOCpages again? (hehe, good times.)
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| June 10, 2010, 1:22 pm
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Quoting Matt David
Is Kelso MIA until after BrickWorld? Or are we pretending he's left MOCpages again? (hehe, good times.)


He actually JUST got back from vacation. Give him some time to sober up and he'll be back in full swing.
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| June 10, 2010, 5:30 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

He actually JUST got back from vacation. Give him some time to sober up and he'll be back in full swing.


Man do I need one of those. I actually just stumbled onto his page on Artists for Conservation. Noticed his credentials. BFA. Nice - he's one of those edumacated artists. Where did Kelso study?

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| June 11, 2010, 2:04 pm
Kelso - who's your favorite artist?
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| June 11, 2010, 6:38 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
No, no, you are upset, that is understandable. That MOC it just did not fit in. You are in some of my groups, feel free to post there.

Ahh. Colonel Bones, I was hoping you could answer a small question I have. Have you ever used the name "Mister Fang" prior to arriving at the pseudonym(or whatever it is) "Mister Bones"?
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| June 11, 2010, 6:47 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
General sir, why is it that you insist on having the 6th most partially intimidating buddy icon, while you use the 5th most kinda-sorta generic sig- fig, along with that I've noticed that you merit only the 37.5th scariest personality. Sir it simply doesnt add up. Why sir why?


Ah...you see, you forgot to implement Schrödinger's equation for a single particle with potential energy and transform it mathematically to Feynman's path integral formulation. Then you'll need to be-head a live chicken and say Chris Phipson's name three times backwards. After that it will all make sense.

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| June 13, 2010, 9:36 am
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Quoting Doctor Sushi
What, in your opinion, is the strongest way to make a wall on a vignette? (with SNOT, so I could add greebles or something)
Using the 1x4 bricks with studs on two sides, With Technic?
I usually try using the bricks with studs sticking out on the sides but that usually falls off easily. I'm thinking technic would work well, but I don't have that many technic pieces. Thanks


Unfortunately, Doc, there's no simple answer to that question, because different methods end up being strong in one direction, while weak in others (for example, studs up with bricks is great for downward pressure but lousy for sideways pressure).

My suggestion (if not too late by this point - sorry, I've been out of town) would be to consider the direction of the stress against the wall, and try to determine what parts combo will best resist that direction of pressure. Fortunately, since vignettes are small, even the standard stacked bricks are very strong at that scale.



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| June 13, 2010, 9:45 am
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Quoting Snooperking (shane ?)
Sir, this is just out of pure curiosity but do you have a religion? and if so what religion may it be?
Muslim? Islam? Hindu? Catholic? Prodestant? Mormon? Baptist, Ect...
Just wondering thanks,

~Shane


It's always dangerous territory, talking religion. People's views differ considerably, and they're often unyieldingly passionate about their perspectives, but we'll roll with it for the moment...

I'm not sure there's a word for what I am. I was born and raised as a Methodist Christian. And if put on the spot, I would say that I still am just that.

However, I've spent most of my adult life looking at every interpretation of human spirituality that I possibly could, from European Paganism traditions, to Eastern traditions, to Native American perspectives, and on, and on, and on. In addition to that, I have a real draw to both Cosmology and Quantum Physics (not that I understand an iota of the mathematics, but I do seem to have a knack for the concepts and find them absolutely fascinating).

All of that is in my own personal effort to find answers to the typical questions we all seem to have...Why does life exist? What's humanities part in the story, and by extension, my own role? How can I live my life in a way that best serves that purpose?

So in short, I'm a Methodist. But beneath that is a growing personal perspective that all beliefs, while seeming contradictory, are somehow one and the same. Like the way String Theory first appeared as a method for linking the opposing theories of Cosmology with Quantum Mechanics, I'm looking for a unifying interpretation of personal spirituality.

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| June 13, 2010, 10:09 am
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Quoting Dylan B
Kelso - who's your favorite artist?


Whoah...tough question. I'll give ya a few of my top favs, although I'm not sure I could really place one above the other:

Frank Frazetta
Caravaggio
Dead Can Dance (the band)
Thomas Moran
Robert Bateman
Vangelis (music, once again)

I know there are tons of others that have been influential, but those are some of the big guns for me personally.

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| June 13, 2010, 10:19 am
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Quoting Matt David

Man do I need one of those. I actually just stumbled onto his page on Artists for Conservation. Noticed his credentials. BFA. Nice - he's one of those edumacated artists. Where did Kelso study?


John Herron School of Art, and Ohio State. Then I moved on to the school of reality, where I garnished a TRUE education!!!

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| June 13, 2010, 1:17 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
Ahh. Colonel Bones, I was hoping you could answer a small question I have. Have you ever used the name "Mister Fang" prior to arriving at the pseudonym(or whatever it is) "Mister Bones"?

Why yes, yes I did. Why do you ask my good man?
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| June 16, 2010, 4:02 pm
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Off on the pilgrimage to our own plastic Mecca known as Brickworld...let the madness begin!!!!
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| June 17, 2010, 6:35 am
Hey, Mark! I was wondering how I could get one of my creations in the Brickworld, Brickfair, Whatever. I just want to know because I may be starting a new project. And besides, I have a lot more time than I need.

P.S.- What are the closest Brick-things near New York (Upstate)?
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| June 23, 2010, 11:11 pm
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Quoting Joe P.
Hey, Mark! I was wondering how I could get one of my creations in the Brickworld, Brickfair, Whatever. I just want to know because I may be starting a new project. And besides, I have a lot more time than I need.

P.S.- What are the closest Brick-things near New York (Upstate)?


Basically anyone attending the conventions brings their work. If you are not in attendance, then you probably won't have the opportunity to get one of your creations into the event. However, if you can't attend yourself, you could consider participating in a collaborative project where other members of the collaboration will be in attendance. I should mention, when I say "attend," I'm refering to paying for a table space and participating in the entire event v.s. just coming in as part of the viewing public.

As for the closest, I'd say Brickfair in DC is your best bet. I've never attended that one, but it has an excellent reputation.

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| June 24, 2010, 3:43 pm
mark, when i click on the link to jeracs page on your homepage, why do i come to mark staffords page?!
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| June 24, 2010, 3:51 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Basically anyone attending the conventions brings their work. If you are not in attendance, then you probably won't have the opportunity to get one of your creations into the event. However, if you can't attend yourself, you could consider participating in a collaborative project where other members of the collaboration will be in attendance. I should mention, when I say "attend," I'm refering to paying for a table space and participating in the entire event v.s. just coming in as part of the viewing public.

As for the closest, I'd say Brickfair in DC is your best bet. I've never attended that one, but it has an excellent reputation.

But, I wan't to also meet you guys in Chicago. But Okay, maybe I'll go.


P.S.-What are the contest prizes???
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| June 24, 2010, 8:16 pm
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Quoting Joe P.
But, I wan't to also meet you guys in Chicago. But Okay, maybe I'll go.


P.S.-What are the contest prizes???



Well, I'm a bit biased, but the one in Chicago is now the largest in the country (topping out at 800 paid attendees this year), and if you can do it, I'd say it's the one to be at. A lot of the MOCpages people are there each year, and that's what REALLY makes the event for me. You just won't find nicer, more fun-loving people anywhere.

As for prizes, they vary each year. This year awards included trophies for best builds in various categories, along with raffle prizes from small Brickarms packages, all the way up to a Millenium Falcon set. There's also a 50% off event at the Lego stores, and sometimes a Pick-A-Brick event at the con itself with MASSIVE discounts.

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| June 26, 2010, 8:30 am
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Quoting E.K.O ™
mark, when i click on the link to jeracs page on your homepage, why do i come to mark staffords page?!


I'm sure it was just an error I made when setting up the links. I've got to head out of town for another week (teaching an art workshop in Montana this week), but if I can remember to fix that, I'll get to it when I'm back.

Thanks for letting me know!

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| June 26, 2010, 8:32 am
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Alright, gang...I'm at it again.

Got to bail once more for another week on the road. Back this coming Saturday (July 3rd).
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| June 26, 2010, 8:34 am
Quoting Mark Kelso


Well, I'm a bit biased, but the one in Chicago is now the largest in the country (topping out at 800 paid attendees this year), and if you can do it, I'd say it's the one to be at. A lot of the MOCpages people are there each year, and that's what REALLY makes the event for me. You just won't find nicer, more fun-loving people anywhere.

As for prizes, they vary each year. This year awards included trophies for best builds in various categories, along with raffle prizes from small Brickarms packages, all the way up to a Millenium Falcon set. There's also a 50% off event at the Lego stores, and sometimes a Pick-A-Brick event at the con itself with MASSIVE discounts.

But, would I get to meet you? I was even thinking about autographs... *cough, cough*
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| June 26, 2010, 8:49 am
I have a question if I should do this.

A couple of months ago, I was planning on deleting all of my LDD creations. I thought about it today and I wonder if I should build them in real bricks. I won't be able to build all of them if I do (Parts I don't have.) But I just wan't some advice if I should delete the LDD creations and build them in bricks. But I am still gonna delete the LDD... unless it's not a good idea...
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| June 26, 2010, 9:04 am
Quoting Joe P.
I have a question if I should do this.

A couple of months ago, I was planning on deleting all of my LDD creations. I thought about it today and I wonder if I should build them in real bricks. I won't be able to build all of them if I do (Parts I don't have.) But I just wan't some advice if I should delete the LDD creations and build them in bricks. But I am still gonna delete the LDD... unless it's not a good idea...

Don't delete the LDD. they are your creations so keep them. It would be cool if you built them in real bricks though. I guess it is your decision.
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| June 26, 2010, 9:53 am
Quoting Tyler Halliwell .
Don't delete the LDD. they are your creations so keep them. It would be cool if you built them in real bricks though. I guess it is your decision.

Alright... I'll keep em'.
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| June 26, 2010, 11:56 am
I have 2 questions... ...

-Is there going to be MOColympics this year?

-Plus (Another thing about the MOColympics) I looked up "2010 MOVolympics" in the groups area. It said there is a planning page. Could I have some more info on that?
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| June 26, 2010, 11:58 am
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