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  1. 銀公雞的光輝長廊 (Beware of Chicken) 具有震撼世界效力的加冕病毒 (Covid Updates) Lovely fiancée continues to test negative, but the poor guy still can't train BJJ while he's living with two covid+ people within 5 days of their latest test results. So we'll be gym-ing masked this week, and playing a lot of Enshrouded and Palworld. Still no symptoms for me, and Laura's symptoms are staying mild. Knock on wood. Photo Caption: the sect emblem of Fa Ram. Possible tattoo idea. 貪得無厭的班卓人無情 (Banjo Practice) Poor practicing outcomes this past weekend and I'll have to skip a lesson this week. Sunday was supposed to be first day out of quarantine and I didn't love getting the 5 day quarantine extension. Did I read Saga, Lock & Key, and Practical Guide to Evil, all day to cope? Perhaps. Photo caption: Shan Pi Pa is the soul of diligence and industry around the domestic affairs of Fa Ram, but she also cultivates a dark core of void chi after a despair inducing close call with a loved one. She remains kindly and dependable, but problem elements that visit Fa Ram tend to vanish, as if swallowed by a void. 沉睡惡魔的隱密法庭和他的許多仁慈 (Sleep Hygiene) Fuck it, I'm going for the full face mask for my CPAP. This nose-only shit might be comfy but I can't fucking breath. Separately, sleep hygiene continues to be the gold plated success of this challenge. I'm not mad about it, despite the swears. Photo caption: Xong Gou Ren, "Monkey man", providing shameless fan-service. 短暫的鑿子賦予了看不見的奇蹟以形式 (Sculpture Production) - Oski-Otsi printed and painted ✅ - Asharah-Lucy printed and painted ✅ I'm re-slicing my Brigid design and then she's printing as of 1pm CST. Stand by for our golden cow girly! Photo caption: He Wa shi, the gluttonous and simple-minded carp that washes the dishes at Fa Ram. Is he magic-carp with an inexplicable head for numbers?? 支撐世界的烏龜必須自己更換無價的外殼 (Moving Prep) Empty both garage bays - before and after pics included. Tackling this one today. Not a 1 day victory, but starting daily box sorting after lunch, as long as we're locked in for the week. Organize craft area - before and after pics included. Next week. But once this is done, I'll have $50 in PandaHall credit earned and I'll add a section to my challenges where we drool over craft supplies and spend a few weeks crafting the perfect order. Put away Christmas shit. ✅ 光榮但笨重的泰坦研究卑微但不知疲倦的螞蟻 (Barbell Volume) The nurses I spoke with cleared me for the gym with masking, 70% of 1rm, and yoga. As always, I report my gym log on a one day delay, and I'll try and grab a picture of "the green room" at my gym to post tomorrow. Photo caption: Ru Ti Gu, who in her human form never skips leg day
  2. The accountability on this one!! Every day can't be your best day. Win for you reporting and leaning into your process.
  3. Tested positive this morning, so maybe masked gym as long as I’m a-symptomatic? Fingers crossed, chatting with a nurse about it. You’re not wrong! I think with the dry brush technique, you’re supposed completely remove the overcoat for select areas. I have a few prints left in the challenge to experiment on, so I’ll report back. Appreciate you! My generation of NF forums in 2016-2020, we used to theme each challenge after a show or a book or a game that we were crushing on, then relentlessly post memes and pics and gifs related to the thing we were fanboying, even while we updated on gym or whatever our goals were. looks like most challenges are more clean cut these days? You’ll never make me stop repping my generation of NF tho! *shakes his cane at the young whippersnappers
  4. 10/10, if you come up with god or hero or saint that you love, I’m down to collab on a design and a bindrune! Still in the learning phase of this shiz, so having an excited collaborator is a plus.
  5. ooh! I need pictures! I have about a dozen idols designed so far and each with a bindrune that tries to capture the facet of the myth that I vibe with. I’ve def noticed patterns in which runes in the futhark I tend to reach for! Any faves in the futhorc for you? Yeah, home girl Bercha! But I don’t know her at all, historical sources and UPG are both zilch for me so far. The bit I’ve stumbled across seem like misplaced references to Mielliki, the forest lady from the Kalevala. 🤷‍♂️Lot of myth and stories to learn, sadly can’t do em all at once.
  6. webcomics are my drug of choice. I’m on this shit!! Ooh! We have a fellow futhark fan in the house! I tried to do a horizontal orientation of berkano, perpendicular to eihwaz, going for the breasts on a tree motif that we see on some BCE asherah figures, but it looked like the slogan for a hypothetical third reich feminist group. Pass. Paxel is amazing and our girl is healing up. Elsie is meanwhile enjoying her best life with her humans all housebound. Agree on repainting, but she’s a popular girl so I’ll find a home for this version and then do the next one with a dry brush technique, maybe in ochre over copper??
  7. honored to have you along for the ride! Wut?? More detail please. Is this a webcomic??
  8. 銀公雞的光輝長廊 (Beware of Chicken) 貪得無厭的班卓人無情 (Banjo Practice) It’s been a week! But good practice sessions. Nailed Thursday and I’ll hit tomorrow hard since I’m still in quarantine for another day. Mean Mary is my banjo idol. Tough as nails player with a superhero origin story and incredible range to her sound. She literally had her vocal cords cut in an auto accident, and she still bounced back and sings like this. Fuuuuuuck. Photo caption: Rou Jin and Hong Meiling sharing a moment during their wedding. 沉睡惡魔的隱密法庭和他的許多仁慈 (Sleep Hygiene) No, sleep fail last night. Zero percent blame myself but not qualifying week for my sleep hygiene goal. Photo caption: Tianlan, the mysterious spirit of the land beneath Fa Ram. 短暫的鑿子賦予了看不見的奇蹟以形式 (Sculpture Production) - Oski-Otsi printed and painted ✅ - Asharah-Lucy printed and painted ✅ Remind me to grab a sunlit picture tomorrow, but Here’s our ladies printed and painted. I dunno what I think of the paint job, did an iridescent green with a finishing mist of gold. Might have been better to go with the ochre?? 光榮但笨重的泰坦研究卑微但不知疲倦的螞蟻 (Barbell Volume) Goddamnit, apparently it’s unethical to go to the gym when there’s Covid in the house. I’m cleared to gym as of Sunday but in lieu of gym shiz, please accept a pic of Elsie living the best day of her life. Photo caption: Hong Ri Zu the rat, disciple of the great healing sage Hong Meiling. This beautiful lady overcame so much in her past to lead her life among the community at Fa Ram.
  9. read your own challenge lady. You’re doing hard stuff with a lot of grace. Wtf else is a BAMF?
  10. Photo Caption: A drunk Hong Meiling during the lunar new year celebration. Good news bad news situation - Laura had a positive test for covid, but likely it came from the boys getting such mild cases a few weeks ago that we generated false positives when we tested after experiencing winter cold symptoms. Good news is its a super mild case and girl is up to date on her immunizations. So yesterdays gym got cancelled to run around in a mask getting paxel, sympathy lattes, and Buddha's Smile variety pain control 420. Apparently ovary-havers should take note that it's A+ for menstrual cramps. Larger good news bad news is that the Minnesota trip for the next half of February is cancelled, and I'm not sad about the quieter month this is producing. Even while covid sucks. Real update this evening after late gym.
  11. Plz nvr chnge Big mood. Keep trucking friendo.
  12. Yep! Wiki says it's determined by how much prescribed ritual the tradition uses - vestments, assigned readings, liturgical calendar, etc. I usually judge based on vibes. Shrug. If you hit a prayer that's a bop, feel free to share. Zero pressure tho. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Laghail recommendation: If Wendel Berry wrote speculative fiction, this hymn of a novel would be the result. It moves with a lyrical bounce and it's only a 4 hour audiobook, perfect for a weeks-worth of doing dishes while listening. From the wiki summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Laghail recommendation: This serialized collection of thoughtful stories of a single adventuring party who carefully examine their lives and their trade in the midst of a larger fantasy near-utopia. Combat scenes exist, but the title foreshadows the central message, that the lives and communities of adventurers are their true adventure. From the TV Tropes Summary --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a theology class, right? Mine back when presented that same challenge of being an academic exercise that also could be understood as a spiritual experience?? Made me very second guess-y.
  13. That's lovely. I had an instinctive low church revulsion to prayerbooks when my then-congregation began tentatively using a puritan prayerbook. The fucker seduced me though. Now I find the extreme self-abnegation that's baked into the puritan tradition less than helpful to me, but liturgical prayer and thoughtfully crafted prayerbooks were beautiful to discover. Legit, I need to make you read a short fiction series just to get your response to a clerical character who makes similar adjustments and negotiations with her faith tradition, while still serving as a community pillar. Pencil that in for the future when you have disposable time not spent working or building or horsing or deacon-ing. lol
  14. This sounds horrible. Any go to self-comfort routines? I'm tracking! I finally googled my question (duh) and found that Tirzepatide is type 1 safe/applicable, but like you said twice now, wildly unnecessary for brometheus. Duh. I need bird art badly! I'll try and dig up my aunt's "bird women" project in trade, where she observed and sketched a dozen women from her bus commute in Chicago as bird-ladies. The bierhall putsch they never talk about!! ( a joke I wouldn't make in front of a German) Nah, Laura is my adopted sister (with a collectors set of autoimmune stuff, include CFS and POTS) and we plan to live together forever, like white stripes or gray gardens. Or until straight men stop being a nightmare. Liam is the fiancée, and annoyingly, the two of them team up to curb my more awesome ideas. Like building a charnel pit in the backyard for vulture crafting.
  15. 銀公雞的光輝長廊 (Beware of Chicken) A non-standard day today with a work trip and a midday valentine’s date after with Liam. Beware of Chicken pics are swapped for some choice Milwaukee pics from the day. 貪得無厭的班卓人無情 (Banjo Practice) Fret 11 is happening! She’s still inconsistent and slo but I’m upgrading her to orange. Fret 12 is still impossible, but she’s only in this equation to over-train for 10 and 11. Below is the piece I’ve been using for fingie yoga, Cumberland Gap. 支撐世界的烏龜必須自己更換無價的外殼 (Moving Prep) Put away Christmas shit. ✅ Finished this Monday morning. Laura had a high spoons Sunday and she denuded the Christmas tree while the boys carried packed totes out to the garage. Our garage has two bays and one is full of haphazardly stored shit, and the other is empty. We’re using the later as a staging area for the moving truck. Kinda parsing storage/clutter area through the declutter and organization process, then packing and storing boxes until the July move. Photo caption: achievement awards from the 80’s that a janitor buddy found in a random closet, and gifted me when I made my once-a-month visit to the company campus. 沉睡惡魔的隱密法庭和他的許多仁慈 (Sleep Hygiene) Netti pot. I feel dumb for not doing this earlier but I ran a pot through my sinuses before bed and things felt amazing. New mask pr at 4.5 hours, and squeaking by at 7.15 hours of sleep total. Photo caption: the world’s most handsome valentine, who fucking stole my work shirt and had the audacity to wear it when I took him to the work event today. 短暫的鑿子賦予了看不見的奇蹟以形式 (Sculpture Production) - Oski-Otsi printed and painted ✅ - Asharah-Lucy formatted with a new support structure that should make pieces easier to remove from the printer build plate without blunt force trauma. I’ll snag a vid when she finishes printing tomorrow morning. Photo caption: street art that I excitedly snapped, thinking it was snail art, “snart,” if you will. Alas, it was merely a lovely green rabbit. 光榮但笨重的泰坦研究卑微但不知疲倦的螞蟻 (Barbell Volume) Recently switched from a YMCA to a giant and expensive gym. Normally unaffordable, but my second job has a gym benefit that knocked my and Liam’s membership down to a manageable price. Aaaand the place has a cool dozen power racks. 😈 Paused Bench 3x8 30% 1x8 60% 1x2 90% 2x1 90% 3x5 80% 3x8 60% Yoga Photo caption: an East Side billboard with a hot hot take for Ash Wednesday.
  16. I am sure of nothing! Except that the Valentine’s Day breakfast burrito I had with Liam for our mid-afternoon outing was delicious. More curious if the diabetic community was eagerly awaiting adding Tirzepatide to their arsenal. I think the current fad of GLPN-1 weight loss meds were intended for diabetic patients, but the weight loss industry kinda is what it is and here we are. chickadee’s were my favorite as a child. I just felt like their chubby puff bodies and scrambling after cookie crumbs was a big mood. Is vulture craft a thing in your experience with OZ or DE? It’s popular here with some of the artists I lurv. Kinda where you keep a tote in the back of your ubiquitous oversized American auto, and sling road kill corpses into the tote as you find them, then use your tank of beetles at home to yield clean bones for use in different crafts. My Liam and my Laura are radically different people, but they teamed up in discouraging me from the hobby.
  17. Oooh, if you're stateside, I wanna hear about protein noodlers. Snap a pic of the box if they're any good? Goooorgeous. Keep them coming plz. OOooooooh, these are so fun. I have no experience with non-finger picks but the sound considerations seem intricate and fun. Meta-question, can you leverage your use of multiple picks as an excuse to buy and wear a cool leather pick bracer?? I think you wear them on your non-dominant hand so your pick hand can rapidly switch out picks while performing. But really, you wear them because they look dope AF.
  18. a. Life with toddlers is a Sisyphean exercise re: cleaning. Much empathy for you. b. Cool to ask about your sitting practice? Do you ever use meditation beads? There are no wrong answers here btw.
  19. Sorry, I meant mounjaro is being used to treat type 1 I think. I'm familiar with it as a weightloss med, but i think it's primarily for diabetes. Zero sweat, just curious. Nope, I was being flippant right back, no hurt feelings. More strategizing on how to not freak out the women's in my area haha; so far, the answer is flagging as queer extra hard lol! Is stuff with your dad amicable? Do you use spoonie language to describe energy budgets? "I don't have spoons for this activity"; "they stole my remaining spoons with their trauma dump"; "I'm having a multispoon day!!"
  20. While I may have popped the question on my Liam for moneygrubbing reasons, I was after that sweet sweet grad school student money; the soulmate stuff is there too. I guess, if you even like that stuff. 😜
  21. Following out of brainworms solidarity! Let us know when you got some goals nailed down for the challenge, but I super understand needing to start abstract and narrow down to produce SMART goals. Insurance and mental healthcare is a nightmare. Kuddos to you for navigating this stuff!
  22. I love your "no questions asked or answered" approach to trying again. Respawning like a BAMF. When I was last getting up at 4:30am consistently, I bought myself buy a stovetop Italian espresso pot ($15 at marshalls) and a milk frother ($5 used, but they're like $20 on amazon), and I gave myself the gift of giant home made lattes, but only if I got up at 4:30am that day. Maybe you don't need that kind of incentive to get your primate cravings collaborating with you to get out of bed, but I loooove being bribed into doing the right thing.
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