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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Oak Lane Cemetery replied to a thread Static: Chuck the Dragon in Halloween Props
    Looking really good so far!
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    ....Perfect!
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    Do you live on my street? Because you just described my neighbor perfectly!
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    05-19-2019, 12:28 PM
    Pelvic exams
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    05-19-2019, 12:26 PM
    Ours is the guy across the street, one house over. These people obviously used to or somehow imagine that they live way out in the country and conduct themselves as such. Dude parks his loud *** truck in the front yard across their sidewalk because the big driveway they have is reserved for cornhole and the multitude of appliances and other junk he accumulates hoping to strike it rich if the price of scrap metal ever comes up. He drives up his next door neighbors driveway, then cuts across...
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    05-18-2019, 08:06 AM
    Col. Fryght, I think you put as much work into your pumpkin plants as I do into my entire garden! Kdestra-- I love the rescue patio set! I expect Green Man to join you for tea. :)
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    05-17-2019, 02:04 PM
    Yep. Slower cranking motor that raises the lid a bit more to reveal treasure inside. Position a skeleton behind the chest with his hands on the lid. so when the lid opens and closes the skelly will look like he is doing it. I envision a pirate skeleton who is trying to get the chest open to steal some booty!
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    05-16-2019, 06:29 PM
    I don't want anyone to think I'm nitpicking or anything. You make your props however you want them to look. I'm a bit of a weirdo who thinks way too much into things to the point that it get a bit ridiculous sometimes. Who really thinks "now if I were a skeleton stirring a cauldron, how would I move my head" besides me? The kids really don't care and won't notice how it moves, only that it does and that's what matters.
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    05-16-2019, 12:12 PM
    Yeah, the costume enhancement is tempting, but I'm afraid the dog might make off with it ...so she could roll in it. (pew!) Love the garden helper, K.! Nice of you to re-home the wagon.
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    05-16-2019, 05:46 AM
    I have a question for you guys that use this type of head movement rig. Why are they almost always made so that the head turns when it goes down and straightens when it's up? If I were stirring a cauldron and leaned over to look into it I wouldn't turn my head away. Just seems to me (being picky) that the animation would look better reversed with the head looking down into the cauldron when it's down then turn to look at visitors when it's up. Just an observation and again, just me being picky...
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    05-16-2019, 05:24 AM
    I found a small crate at work and decided to take a whack at the classic Monster In A Box prop. My version is made to look like an old box that might have been around for many, many years. I used a green light instead of the traditional red just to be different. The monster is an old dollar store vampire mask I did a little reshaping and repainting to so that it looked a bit more creepy and a bit less human. I used a little Bluetooth speaker I also found for free to make an ambient soundtrack...
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    05-15-2019, 04:10 PM
    Cool! That arm animation could be used for a lot of things.
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    05-15-2019, 03:46 PM
    Here's the type of rhythm instrument, gourd and Job's tears shekere, that I hope to make sometime, though I'm not growing that shape of gourd, and I'll probably choose some more natural-looking cording. (haha-- like this, only not like this.) https://www.niceshopus.com/content?c=shekere&id=7 I have no idea about the supplier-- not recommending nor denigrating, just using their picture and giving them the credit for it. While I was looking for a decent shot, I stumbled across another...
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    05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
    Col- Yeah, yours is an entirely different routine for a different goal. There's no way on earth we observers could ever consider it lazy! I just try to do the best I can with the conditions I have. I know I'll never grow a respectable giant, but variety I can manage...generally. I'm not going to get cocky or anything! haha! I'm really hoping I can make a go of Wyatt's Wonder, even though I don't expect anything near what they give for possible maximum size. They say 110 to 120 days,...
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    05-13-2019, 12:56 PM
    Wow, Mayor-- 40 pumpkin plants! Holy cow! (I'm thinking I might find room for 15 or so!) I went ahead and put one single pumpkin seed-- a Wyatt's Wonder -- in the garden, covering it with a milk jug. If/when it comes up, I'll take the covering off pretty quickly so it firms up enough to face the wind and sun. If it doesn't germinate (the ground really hasn't warmed up yet. We've had lows in the mid to high 30s in the last few days.) that's no big deal. I'll try again in another week...
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    05-10-2019, 06:50 AM
    I put in several different varieties of sunflowers last year. I didn't notice whether they attracted different pollinators, but that would be interesting to watch for. Some of the big ones develop such heavy heads that they'd tip when the ground got saturated and it was windy. The root systems were just too small to hold them down, even though some of the stems felt almost like baseball bats. Since we have some beetle fans here---- I've only once seen an eyed elater myself. Funny...
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    05-07-2019, 06:23 PM
    That sounds about like my success rate with luffas! Even when I got plants to germinate, I'd wind up with all the same gender, or no flowers on the male plants while the female plants were blooming (or vice versa). On the extremely rare occasions when fruit would start to form, they would be killed by frost before they got mature enough to be fibrous. So when I finally got one single fruit to mature, I called it a win, and decided to wash my hands of them...so to speak. So, naturally,...
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    05-06-2019, 06:16 PM
    It's amazing to see pumpkins in bloom already! They're still predicting some nights in the 30s for the upcoming week here. I got some cold-hardy vegetable seeds in the garden, but things won't be ready for sensitive stuff for a while. I don't now about the other varieties, but you should wind up swamped with Early Giants! They're quite productive! I got a dozen fully ripe pumpkins from two plants last year. There were a couple more that were still green at first frost, but they...
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    05-03-2019, 04:58 PM
    I didn't find my Wyatt's Wonder seeds yet, but I did find some for Blue Doll and New Moon. I didn't even know I had those! They're a few years old, and all I can figure is that I got them at an end-of-the-season closeout sale. Sometimes seeds will be offered at 10 for $1. UnOrthodOx-- Not that much room here, either, or maybe I should say, not that much enthusiasm on my part for pulling weeds! Last year I made a nice display, gave away a bunch of pumpkins, and still had a lot just go...
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    05-02-2019, 09:30 AM
    Welcome, EyeballsStudio, and best of luck with your new crop! Pumpkin growing can be addictive. Kdestra-- I agonized over those Patisson Strie MeLange myself. I just have too many squash seeds already, and decided to wait until next year, though. They do sound good, being useful as a summer or winter squash, and they'd be fantastic decorations. I'll be anxious to hear your opinions on them. I'm getting Very anxious to get the garden in, but we've been having rain every day and highs...
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    04-25-2019, 03:42 PM
    I've used various grow lights, and I agree with Col. Fryght's assessment. There are some seeds that need light to germinate, and if started indoors those will benefit from full-spectrum lighting. If you're growing orchids year 'round under artificial lighting, go with the pricy bulbs. But for giving cucurbits a jump start for a few weeks, I don't think it's worth the cost. You'd do them a lot more good by starting them in a flat and setting it outside when the weather permits. That...
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    He's out there.....watching....and he approves! Congrats~wicked awesome corpse and coffin!!!
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    Congratulations for being featured on PumpkinRot's website! Very cool achievement! Yay you!
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    Checked out the Oak Lane Web page. Great Job...loved the Rob Zombie soundtrack!!!! I don't recognize the spider in the video..did you make this? Love it's uniqueness.
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    I love your work and I'm looking forward to seeing your new witch head corporealized! That's a beauty! (I enjoy your dry humor, too. The vulture post...yeah!)
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    Stopped by to say I love the rotted pumpkin head candy holder you're making - the icky rubber "throat" will be great - very unsettling to feel when the kids put their hands in! Also the spindly legs on your spider really ups the arachnophobia creep-out factor. Very cool.
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    Is your avatar the pumpkin that you carved for your pumpkin scarecrow? I really like you sinister pumpkin face on that prop, it is way cool!
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    And your little one in your fave pic of this year thread just makes the pic complete!!! You did so many new things, everything turned out really well.
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    I am loving your whole display. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Halloween!!
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    Thanks for the info! Greatly appreciated. I must have been standing right in front of it! LOL
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    Hello again. Another question. LOL Sorry!
    I was in Michaels today, and I couldn't find anyone to help me... I couldn't locate the Mold Builder Liquid Latex.. Could you so kindly point me towards what area/aisle I should be looking in?
    Thanks.
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