Starpuck

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  • Birthday 11/29/1976

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  1. Starpuck

    Cheetah tries to take it slowly.

    It's in the water! I swear! Right here with you on the slacking challenges, and the need to confess I've lost a few rungs on my ladder of in shapeness! I told my coworker today, I am starting at the first step! Because I'd rather go out there, lift light, with good form and feel GOOD about it, then try to just lift a little lighter than before, feel frustrated I am not 'where I was' and then end up mega sore with body parts yelling at me. We can start at step one - that doesn't mean the next steps will take forever. I bet if we start at the beginning, we'll be able to progress faster and safer than we did the first time around. NEW BEGINNINGS!
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    Starpuck learns to Reckless Attack [Barbarian Mode]

    Wow, thanks Tank! It's funny because it's such a foreign medium to me, and I am sooo untrained in it. I'm mostly just perusing the internet to see how others do it, and taking my best guess as to where shading should happen and if it should be a hatching, or a cross hatching or a squiggle and ... it's SO PERMANENT! (Kinda of a good lesson for me, to learn to accept things that are imperfect, and still find value in them.) I'm really glad you like them. Thanks for sharing such lovely thoughts on it for me. Since new challenge threads are up, I am going to post the last few pics here and then start putting them on new thread going forward. Looking forward to starting a new challenge.
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    INVADERS MUST DIE! Deffy #55

    Hello guild leader I've never actually "met" before! (So strange that the forums can be like that- you 'know' them but don't KNOW them.) But I saw a thing of beauty in the title, and when I read along for the opening, I myself also felt so much immediate hype!! My days of loving the Prodigy go back to a cult classic film of the 90's. (My era peeps! MY ERA!) I'm also struggling with some weight gain after losing 20lbs last year on a perfect challenge that formed into almost 8 months of great maintaining. So yeah, you've really gotten my hyped up to get on board with this! So now I am gonna go do... The voodoo, who do, what you don't dare do people. And that is to kick ass in this next challenge!
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    Wait, This is a Fitness Site, Isn't It? Tanktimus Gets Back to Work

    Whoa whoa, did I make it on page 1? So here for this, because I am in much the same boat- minus the house, wife and baby. Ok, so I am ... on the same ocean, different boat! A smaller boat! Annnnd stepping onto a new dock with a new challenge! Rarr!
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    Starpuck learns to Reckless Attack [Barbarian Mode]

    Soooo, you know the drill. Vacation in the middle of a challenge, means all hell breaks loose and you just coast until the next one. But since, not everyone follows me on all my places, I figured I'd at least share the #inktober stuff from here on out.
  6. "Sometimes it is pure, bold action that is required Jyotika... let the overthinking be left to the wizards." ~Kheth, of the Crimson Hawks And here comes the late arrival to the troupe of Rangers involved in the PbP D&D game! Joining up the ranks here with @SheriffWolfpool, @Raxie and @Jarric , and DM'd by the illustrious @DarK_RaideR. Following suit, I'll be theming this challenge to fit the narrative of my Fire Genasi Barbarian: Jyotika. Narrative to come... The Goals: Fire Genasi - Rather than hide your distinctive appearance, you exult in it. Daily goals that keep a fire genasi looking, and feeling, their brightest. Morning Ignition ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ Fuel your Rage ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ Bright Whites and Charcoal Skin ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ Avoid Exhaustion ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ Get that Ink Barbarian Basics A little more time consuming, these are the things I want to keep consistent on. Strength and speed! ☐☐☐☐☐ Hunt for the party ☐☐ The Spark of Creativity ☐☐☐ Coffee is my dump stat... A side goal to help me break a habit that has gotten out of hand. Coffee in the morning M-F only. 1 Iced Coffee per week only. Every barbarian has a dump stat- something they have a score just high enough to avoid failing all their saves on. That is my relationship with Coffee for this challenge. Juuust enough to have a chance at making my daily patience saving throw. Reckless Attack A side goal of critical importance, which is also the most difficult. These will be challenge long goals. Random -outgoing- act of kindness. ☐☐☐☐☐☐ Out of the Comfort Zone ☐☐☐ My anxiety when doing new things, or meeting new people is starting to get crippling. I wasn't always like this, so I blame the age old plague of 'out of practice'. I want to combat this by just doing it more. A barbarian can choose to attack recklessly- throwing aside all concern for defense (comfort zone) to attack with fierce desperation (bold outgoingness). Starting small with just a number of them to be done through the 5 weeks. If there are more than that, awesome. Story Arc Goals These will be 'quest points' along the journey. Move $1000 into savings by Oct 8th. ☐ Move bonus money into main savings. ☐ Open second savings account for 'car' fund. ☐ Visit the chiropractor at least twice. ☐☐ Get a realtor. OMG ☐ Buy a new desk chair for at home. ☐