Heeba Greetings ...

Postby Genecatlow on Tue Apr 09, 2002 6:18 pm

On 2002-04-09 11:32, Tek Roo wrote:
Wow! The Holy Grail of sketchbooks! Sounds like we're in need of an Indiana Jones parody! You can be Indiana Catlow, and I
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Postby Tek Roo on Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:49 am

On 2002-04-09 19:18, genecatlow wrote:
Wow hey! That's very beautiful! Is that near
where you live? :smile:


Yup! Just a five minute walk down the hill from me (but a longer walk back up because it's a steep hill! :wink: ). That's the River Nidd, as it passes beneath the craig upon which rests the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, in the town of Knaresborough. I just can't stop photographing that railway bridge you see in the background!

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Postby Urthdigger on Wed Apr 10, 2002 11:22 am

On 2002-03-28 12:48, Tek Roo wrote:

Reeba! You bring the Carbon Copy Toast and Ice Cream Sammiches, or are Urth and Catastrophe bringing those?


Bringing them? I've been here for the longest time!
Oh, and BTW, try not to carry any feelings from there to here, this is one of the few forums that I haven't gotten into a large battle against everyone, and I wanna keep it that way.

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Postby Genecatlow on Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:29 pm

On 2002-04-10 09:49, Tek Roo wrote:

Yup! Just a five minute walk down the hill from me (but a longer walk back up because it's a steep hill! :wink: ). That's the River Nidd, as it passes beneath the craig upon which rests the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, in the town of Knaresborough. I just can't stop photographing that railway bridge you see in the background!

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You have a very picturesque locality!
I wouldn't blame you for making the railway
bridge a prime photographic subject. :smile: There
are places as uniquely scenic where I live,
but it takes a bit of a walk or drive to get
there. :smile:
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Postby UncleMonty on Wed Apr 10, 2002 6:49 pm

Well! This starts out with the cleverly-planned heist of the <B>Sketchbook of Doom</B> and then suddenly we see incredibly beautiful scenery!
In retaliation, I bring forth...

<B>Mt. Rainier!!!</B>

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As someone far worthier than I once said, "Hoo HA!!"

If you're wondering at the low angle of the photo, please remember - we rats aren't very tall...
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 7262 on Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:20 am

*runs through the thread, distributing Nanaimo Bars and pieces of blue string to everyone*

Yay. :grin:

VEEEEERY pretty photos, by the way. *wishing he still had his camera ... and a trip to Cathedral Grove this weekend*

... Hmm. I think I'll see if I can dig out my mom's photos from when we went to the Carmanah Valley many years ago. (Glacier-fed streams...BRR. And, the valley is part of Vancouver Island's geography...but it's not *that* close to Furriston.)

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Postby Genecatlow on Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:01 pm

On 2002-04-10 19:49, UncleMonty wrote:
Well! This starts out with the cleverly-planned heist of the <B>Sketchbook of Doom</B> and then suddenly we see incredibly beautiful scenery!
In retaliation, I bring forth...

<B>Mt. Rainier!!!</B>

As someone far worthier than I once said, "Hoo HA!!"

If you're wondering at the low angle of the photo, please remember - we rats aren't very tall...


Also very beautiful! Is Mt Rainier close to
where you live? :smile:
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Postby UncleMonty on Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:31 pm

On 2002-04-11 17:01, genecatlow wrote:
On 2002-04-10 19:49, UncleMonty wrote:
Well! This starts out with the cleverly-planned heist of the <B>Sketchbook of Doom</b> and then suddenly we see incredibly beautiful scenery!
In retaliation, I bring forth...

<B>Mt. Rainier!!!</b>

As someone far worthier than I once said, "Hoo HA!!"

If you're wondering at the low angle of the photo, please remember - we rats aren't very tall...


Also very beautiful! Is Mt Rainier close to
where you live? :smile:



Oh! Ya edited the links out of it!
Good deal - saves on loading time.

Well, I'd say "you can see Mt. Rainier from my house" but that isn't really saying much, since you can see it from nearly anywhere in the state... It's a little over an hour and a half's drive, when the weather's good.
If I showed you the scenery closer to my home, you wouldn't find it nearly as photogenic. It's a bit like the scenery into which vanished the nameless hero of "High Plains Drifter" (played by Clint Eastwood).
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Postby Urthdigger on Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:16 am

Hmm, so, you're from Washington too? I'm from Seattle to be exact.
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Postby Reeba on Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:57 pm

Mu'uy jitatt! Just another little extended trip. I was so caught up in that little battle, I forgot the lovely denizens over in this side of the furriverse.

Hiya, Urthy! Fancy spotting you here. You're lucky my little puppy didn't decide to follow. ::Winkwink::

Wanna take a trip to Salamandastron? I heard it's very pretty this time of year.
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Postby UncleMonty on Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:18 pm

On 2002-04-12 11:16, Urthdigger wrote:
Hmm, so, you're from Washington too? I'm from Seattle to be exact.


Yakima here. I was born in Seattle, spent a few decades in various other places, including Wichita, KS. where I learned to climb radio towers... Then got tired of ticks and chiggers and those annoying cicadas that buzz at you all summer... and went back to WA. Didn't quite make it all the way to the coast, though...

Uhm... what was the topic of this thread again? I seem to have forgotten.

There it is! "Heeba Greetings".
Hi, Reeba!
That covers it, right?
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Postby Tek Roo on Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:02 am

On 2002-04-11 11:20, Elix wrote:
*runs through the thread, distributing Nanaimo Bars and pieces of blue string to everyone*

Yay. :grin:

Wow! Blue string! My favorite! *adds the piece of blue string to a growing ball of multicoloured string he carries in his pocket*

And Nanaimo bars too! *munch munch* Mmmph! Excellent!
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Postby Tek Roo on Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:08 am

On 2002-04-12 23:18, UncleMonty wrote:
Uhm... what was the topic of this thread again? I seem to have forgotten.

There it is! "Heeba Greetings".

Great photo Uncle Monty!

Maybe we need to change the topic to Heeba Greetings, Sketchbook Hijacking and Scenic Photos!
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Postby Tek Roo on Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:45 pm

On 2002-04-12 23:18, UncleMonty wrote:
Yakima here. I was born in Seattle, spent a few decades in various other places, including Wichita, KS. where I learned to climb radio towers...

Oh, and I too used to climb radio towers on occasion -- 260 feet straight up -- mostly to replace burned-out bulbs, but occasionally to replace stolen ones or those that had been shot out (makes you feel real secure, I mean to tell you!) The antennas I climb now are equipped with stairs -- much easier!
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Postby Akilika Q on Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:23 pm

Oy! Man, that sounds harrowing . . . I don't mind heights that much (I mean, being a flying creature and all, I'm born with it), but that seems a bit far. X.x;; Man . . .

So are you hired to do that? What's the name of your job? Is that all you do, or are you more of a general repairperson?
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Postby UncleMonty on Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:12 pm

Well, of course the very best place from which to greet a Heeba, is a few hundred feet up on a tower that is *swaying* slowly back and forth in the wind - just a few inches... Maybe while working on one of those outrigger arms that stick out about 6 feet from the tower...
At that point, it would be nice to greet a Heeba. Especially one that can fly and is a very good friend.

Now'a'days, I do most of my work on the ground, though. Part of my 12-step program to wean myself away from excessive use of adrenaline....
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Postby Tek Roo on Tue Apr 16, 2002 8:49 am

On 2002-04-14 21:23, Akilika Q wrote:
Oy! Man, that sounds harrowing . . . I don't mind heights that much (I mean, being a flying creature and all, I'm born with it), but that seems a bit far. X.x;; Man . . .

So are you hired to do that? What's the name of your job? Is that all you do, or are you more of a general repairperson?

I was a Broadcast Engineer at the time for a small-to-modest radio station. I mostly repaired the transmitter and studio equipment and other things that kept them on the air. Every now and again though, someone has to change the burned-out lights on the towers to keep aircraft from running into them in the dark, and that happened to be part of my job too!

Ah yes....that last twenty feet of unguyed tower at the top that slowly sways and twists in the wind...watching your tools drop for several seconds after you've dropped them -- accidentally or otherwise -- to impact at high velocity with the ground...wondering how quickly you can climb down the tower if the guy with the .22 calibre rifle came back...ah! the good old days!
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Postby Urthdigger on Tue Apr 16, 2002 2:54 pm

On 2002-04-12 22:57, Reeba wrote:

Mu'uy jitatt! Just another little extended trip. I was so caught up in that little battle, I forgot the lovely denizens over in this side of the furriverse.

Hiya, Urthy! Fancy spotting you here. You're lucky my little puppy didn't decide to follow. ::Winkwink::

Wanna take a trip to Salamandastron? I heard it's very pretty this time of year.


I'm glad you left Pandora behind, not only do I not want a war here, there's also the matter that soul eaters of all types (including Pandora) give me an affect similar to dragon fear (this is in real life) Basically my legs quiver, and I feel like I swallowed acid. Heck, even thinking about it does that. Ack!

Ok, back again. As for Salamandastron, sounds nice.
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Postby Tek Roo on Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:16 am

But, hey! Speaking of those who know what the tools are but not how to put them to proper use effectively in an Anthropomorphic Genre (that's me), does anyone here know of any good books they may recommend on the subject?

I'm basically at the level where I can draw what I'm looking at with copious amounts of 2B pencil and an appropriate eraser, but I need more work in the "applying mental images to paper" sort of thing -- probably along the lines of how to create rough sketches with geometric objects and such and then using them as a guide to the finished product.

A favourable reply shall be rewarded with another incredibly cool photo of the Knaresborough Railway Viaduct! :wink:

Thanks!
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