Customs: Self narration while customizing

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  1. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    This is a bit of a funny topic (and some might think rather weird, too) but i wanted to find out if i was the only one who does this. :D 

    Basically do any of you customizers talk to yourself while you work? I dont mean like, having an irrelevant conversation with yourself or saying random things like most people do but i mean do you narrate or explain what you are doing as if you are teaching someone or explaining what you are doing to a camera for a tutorial, even if theres nobody about or any cameras filming?

    I tend to do...i'll be painting something or whatever and i'll be like "now we apply the paint. We spray it at 25 psi and lightly dust it on so it doesnt go on too thick. Then we let that dry for 24 hours.." etc etc.

    lol

    Does anybody else do this or am i just insane?

    :lol 
     
  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I don't "teach" but I do state things to myself while customizing, I'll be like "Alright, so I've got the base coat down, let it dry for 24 hours and then I can start the drybrushing stage. So now what can I do while I wait...."
     
  3. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    reminds me of this...

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    Now, I'm going to make your silver pants, blue

    but, not while customizing, but when cooking. yeah, I put on a show for my daughter ;) 
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    I don't talk as if I'm teaching, but constantly reminding myself of what I did or how I can make it better. Or if I do something wrong or stupid I say "god, nice job chris, why didn't ya do it this way. It woulda been easier."
     
  5. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I've caught myself doing this as well, mainly on my prop building than on my customs.
     
  6. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    heehee well i'm glad i'm not the only one lol.
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I don't do it in the manner that you've shared, but I'll randomly talk to myself on occasion out loud.

    "Alright, coat of Future is finished, now it's time for good ol' work." [Knowing I've got an 8 hr shift ahead of me, then sleep allows for the best dry/cure time]

    This is especially true for me when I mess up.

    "Great going, genius. You KNOW better than to have done that! Ok, now it's time to fix it!"

    One of my favorite times is when I finish a custom, and am able to hold it in my hands for the first time and sit back.

    "Man, I really love this!"

    Slightly off topic, and I know I've said it a bunch of times, but everything is just so worth it to hold that custom in my hands for the first time completed.
     
  8. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Yes, i do it sometimes. Well, actually, quite often. I'll just randomly say out loud what i'm doing, not very precisely, nor in a teaching sort of way, just sort of helping myself stay on track.
     
  9. I AM MEGATRON

    I AM MEGATRON pleasure model

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    ah..only when i have to verbally threaten pieces that aren't working out..lol
     
  10. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

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    I just swear constantly.

    Hakka.
     
  11. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    :lol  I do to, then I get yelled at :(  "CHRIS... STFU!!!!! TRYING TO SLEEP HERE!!"
     
  12. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Only when I screw something up and have to spend time building a new part or fixing it. I talk down at myself like "way to go, dumbass.....now you have to do it all over again". lol
     

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