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Gnomeybum

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Deathmøle's Practice Space
« on: 10 Oct 2014, 15:52 »

Okay, I have wanted to ask this for literally years and, now that I finally have an account, I finally can.

What is the deal with the splotches on the wall in Deathmøle's practice space? You can see them here:

www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2434

I'm pretty sure they appear in every strip set in the practice space, so, like, what's the deal? Are they a design feature? Was someone testing paint samples? Are they indicative of some kind of soundproofing? Anyone have any ideas?
« Last Edit: 10 Oct 2014, 16:10 by Gnomeybum »
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #1 on: 10 Oct 2014, 15:56 »

I got the impression that the band are using a rental office in a mostly-unused building. The splotches are just signs of poor- to non-existent maintenance.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #2 on: 10 Oct 2014, 16:04 »

I work in construction, and I'd have to say that's an unpainted/unfinished space.  Basically, when you put up a wall, you set the studs, then screw the sheetrock to it.  It comes in big 4x8 sheets, and you typically just set the whole sheet up and screw it in place against the studs at regular intervals (you obviously cut the sheets into smaller sections for areas where you don't need a full sheet).  Then you'll take sheetrock mud (it's literally a powdered form of the same stuff they make sheetrock from, mixed with water to the consistency of mud) and apply it to the screw heads with a trowel.  You end up "floating it out" over a larger surface than the screw head, the end result being a smooth wall that looks uniform when painted.  You'd do the same to the linear joints between sheets, but Jeph may have just not known or cared to show that much detail.


Edit: I'm not sure if this board has the capability to upload images, otherwise I'd post an example, but if you Google "unfinished sheetrock wall" you'll see what I'm talking about under the Images tab.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #3 on: 10 Oct 2014, 16:08 »

Your link is broken, dude.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #4 on: 10 Oct 2014, 16:59 »

The wikipedia page for Drywall has a pretty good picture.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #5 on: 10 Oct 2014, 18:03 »

Yeah, that's just spackle over drill holes or wherever there were going to be outlet boxes or possibly wainscoting.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #6 on: 10 Oct 2014, 22:31 »

Whatever they are, I hope Hanners never finds out.  She looks too happy in that strip.
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #7 on: 11 Oct 2014, 03:39 »

You guys are the best! Thank you - I can finally put that question to rest. And thank you HeavyP for such a detailed response  :-)
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #8 on: 11 Oct 2014, 05:55 »

Welcome!  I didn't want to pontificate too much, but I figured a little bit of explaining would make more sense.  :)
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Re: Deathmøle's Practice Space
« Reply #9 on: 18 Oct 2014, 07:31 »

Okay, I have wanted to ask this for literally years and, now that I finally have an account, I finally can.

What is the deal with the splotches on the wall in Deathmøle's practice space? You can see them here:

www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2434

I'm pretty sure they appear in every strip set in the practice space, so, like, what's the deal? Are they a design feature? Was someone testing paint samples? Are they indicative of some kind of soundproofing? Anyone have any ideas?

Bands I've been in have practiced at a rental space affectionately referred to as Rock and Roll Hell in Minneapolis which is largely unfinished walls with drywall splotches on them.

This rings totally true to me that they would be playing in a similar space.
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