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22 June 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Mundane stuff  
I got the pic of Megamind and Minion out of the box. They turned out really nice. Only a few minor complaints.



Mostly I don't like that they lied and said they were full posable. They aren't because their elbows, knees and wrists don't move. They also are soft and don't hold their weapons very well. Other than that I think they're nice figures. I have more detailed pics up on Flickr if anyone wants to have another view.

Today was good and productive. Chris and I cleaned the fish tank which really needed it. I took out the plants and threw them out. They were covered with algea and not growing well. It's been a whole year so it's just time to buy new plants. For those of you that have fish, Cheezey or Silvolf, isn't there a yearly maintenence you're supposed to do? I don't know if you're supposed to take out all the gravel or what, but I suspect there's supposed to be a yearly thing short of taking everything apart and starting over. I seem to remember reading that but am not sure now.

Anyway, I've been sorting stuff still and cleaning and am making some progress. I hope I can work more on the garage and get rid of more stuff. Right now it feels like such a mess but once I get all the heat resistant stuff lined up in the garage instead of scattered everywhere I think things will be a lot better. It just seems like I'm not getting anywhere but I know I am as stuff is leaving the house. Unfortunately I haven't had time to work on anything creative. Perhaps tomorrow I can work on some art one way or another. May-be even some writing. I really need to do that too. Solan's story is really on my mind and bugging me to write it.

Oh I had some of that coffee just now and little butter cookies to dip in it. Oh it was soooo good!
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Borrissilvolf on June 23rd, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
The figures do look cool but its a pain when they aren't fully poseable. I have the same complaint with my Otis Driftwood figure. He has loads of weapons and is very detailed but he's not very poseable.
You need to take the gravel out and rinse it in fresh water to get the algae off. Clean the tank too and put the gravel back in. My aunt cleans hers like this about every 6 months.

I love butter cookies! You can just eat more of them lol!
Des: Flying Budgiesthagirion on June 23rd, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
I don't see why they can't make a highly detailed figure, that's poseable and with good balance. I love how toys are more accurate now. I hated how action figures in the 80's didn't look like their cartoon counterparts.
I'll have to do that next week when I change the gravel again. Wow that's going to be a big job.

I know you can't stop eating them! I had the whole middle row last night. They come in boxes with three rows.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 23rd, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
Oooh, yum, butter cookies with coffee! (Even though I don't drink coffee, but am partial to iced coffee).

I'm glad Silvolf gave you advice on cleaning dish tanks. I have vague recollections of cleaning the gravel once a year :)

Sometimes work just takes over creativity, and that is disappointing, but sometimes necessary!
Des: Black coffee Black Metalthagirion on June 23rd, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
I like iced coffee better too, but can do hot if it's a good brand. Those cookies were so good for dipping with.

Yeah, I'll try to do that next week. That will be a big chore.

Yeah, I'm sure I'll get back into it eventually. I always do.
Cheezey: Thoughtful Liquidatorcheezey on June 29th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the late response, but I just saw this now.

I'm afraid I'm not much of an expert on fish, even though I have them. I've never done any specific yearly maintenance on mine, though. We change the filter cartridges as needed, and tend to err on the side of needing more filtration as opposed to less. Our house is dry-ish, so we mostly just add water every so often rather than change water.

Algae isn't a problem in our tanks, because we always put in an algae-eating type fish once there's a healthy amount of it in there.

There are vacuums you can buy for the gravel, but we don't really use ours often. The filters take care of the majority of the gunk in our tanks.
Des: Goldfishthagirion on June 30th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
It's ok. I have those little vacuums but they don't clean algea stuck to the gravel. Only what's between it. When it pulls it up it's cool because it's sucking in dirt. I have a feedling I need to dry it out to kill them.