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{Wolfpool} Always Two Steps Ahead Pt. 1: "The Gauntlet"


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As we enter the world of Anthem, we discover the story of a young Freelancer named Colwyn Plaigue and how he becomes one of the most deadly Interceptor pilots to fly the skies of Mirrus. In part one, we will see Colwyn undertake his first true test as a Freelancer and get a little taste of the action ahead. 

 

 

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Colwyn Plaigue was not born into a family of Freelancers. In fact, he would go on to become the first Lancer of any sort within his families lineage. His Father was an Arcanist, as well as his mother and younger brother. To Colwyn, the ways of the Arcanist always bore him. He sought out more in life. Not just cheap thrills and the adrenaline spike of flying a javelin, but, Colwyn wanted to make a difference in protecting his home,  Fort Tarsis. He could of been a Sentinel, the law enforcement within the confines of the Fort, but that just seemed boring too. No, it was the dangers that wait beyond the walls that called Colwyn's name. The giant beasts that threatened him and the people of Fort Tarsis. The Dominion and their army. The Scars. All of them. Having spent some time piloting the Ranger javelin as a rookie Freelancer requirement, Colwyn is finally able to branch off and fly the other three available exosuits. He has his sights set on only one javelin-the Interceptor. As the smallest and sleekest of all the javelins, the Interceptor is favored by Corvus' long range scouts, infiltrators and assassins. While it may not be the mightiest of the javelins, it more than makes up for it with unmatched agility and evasion. In order to obtain this javelin, Colwyn will need to pass the infamous Corvus test, called The Gauntlet...something that only has a 3% pass rate. There are three parts to the test: a physical exam, a mental fortitude exam, and a written test. In order to gain Corvus' favor and pilot the Interceptor, Colwyn will need to pass all three components. This challenge is about how he does so.

 

**I will be RP'ing Colwyn throughout the entirety of the challenge/story.**

 

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Age: 28

Height: 6'2

Weight: 188#

Hair Color: Copper

Eye Color: Blue

 

Goal #1: The Gauntlet Physical Exam

 

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What exactly is the physical portion of this test? It's a grueling test to push you to your physical limits.

  • 2 min push-ups (min 55)
  • Max pull-ups (min 7)
  • Max planks (min 90 seconds)
  • Max Burpees in 2 min (min 55)
  • Max KB front squat w/ 2x 53# KB's (min 12)
  • Max rack pull at 225# (min 10)
  • 1 mile run time (Sub 10 min)
  • 1 mile ruck with 25# (Sub 15:30 min)

 

I have 5-weeks to train for this and pass. Chances are, I'll split this workout up into 2 different ones, like the cardio ones, on a separate day. Time to get to work!

 

Possible Points: +3 STR, +2 DEX. +1 STA

 

Goal #2: The Gauntlet Mental Fortitude Exam

 

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What exactly is the mental fortitude portion of this test? It's split into 4-parts testing ones strength of mind through torturous means.

  • Waterboarding (1x 5-min cold shower a week)
  • Starvation (1x 24-hour fast at least twice this challenge)
  • Isolation (4 total hours doing Devotionals and scripture memorization-1 hour a week)
  • Delirium (Average 7+ hours of sleep for the duration of the challenge)

 

These goals will be playing the long game during the challenge and require me to buckle down on my discipline. Time to get to work!

 

Possible Points: +3 CON, +2 WIS

 

Goal #3: The Gauntlet Written Exam

 

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What exactly is the written portion of the this test? This part will test ones creative, interpretive and problem solving capacity.

  • Essay (Spend 1 hour a week to writing)
  • Multiple Choice (Post 4x short excerpts over the course of the challenge-one excerpt each week)

 

I'm gonna figure out this writing thing! I want to be consistently writing so that way when my BIG challenge happens at the end of February, I'll already be in a flow. Time to get to work! 

 

Possible Points: +3 CHA, +1 WIS

 

I want to end 2018 on a good note with good habits, discipline, and consistency. I'm turning my obsession with Anthem into something constructive and I'm SO SO SO excited about the upcoming epic challenge once the game releases. I hope you all journey with me and enjoy the ride :D!!

 

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Chapter 1: The Meeting

 

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Entry #1: The Meeting

 

 

 

The market area of Fort Tarsis was alive and breathing. Merchants were yelling out their daily deals while the customers of Tarsis mingled about happily. There were numerous smells radiating off the market area, like, the faint sour smell of wyvern eggs in the east corner. Or the strong smell of the various spices that lay out in the middle. However, there was none sweeter smelling then fried ursix on a stick. It was a favorite dish of the man sprinting through the market, and on a normal day, he would of stopped to purchase a stick. But today, he was severely late. It wasn’t even that he had woken up late, but the heavy drinking he’d done the night before created a dull yet painfully throbbing ache in the back of his head that reminded him to never get back to “regret point” when it came to boozing. Doing his best to weave in and out of the bustling marketplace, Colwyn Plaigue had almost made it to the end when he ran hard into the middle of a sentinel’s broad, armored back. There was a metal thud when Colwyn collided into the sentinel, knocking him off balance.

 

The sentinel guard stumbled forwards, knocking an elderly man to the ground while Colwyn nearly landed on a table consisting of fine jewelry and metals. He was able to slap his hands on the table and catch himself before the momentum of the fall carried him over head first. Thank the Shapers too, because Colwyn didn’t have the sweat currency to pay for a broken merch table.

 

Embarrassed, Colwyn began to apologize to the jewler. “I’m so sorry, sir, I-”

 

“Plaigue! You idiot! Watch where you’re goin’, mate!” The sentinel roared out, his voice slightly altered and muffled by his helmet but the annoyance could be heard through loud and clear. As the sentinel began to help up the old man he’d accidentally knocked down, Colwyn gave a slight bow to the jewler and then sprinted past the sentinel, ignoring the curse words he screamed after him.

 

Gonna be late. Gonna be late. Gonna be late! Colwyn muttered under his breath as he weaved in and out of the rest of the Tarsis traffic, sweat outlining his armpits and the middle of his back. The most important meeting of his entire freelancer career and he was going be late. As someone who was traditionally on time, this didn’t sit well with the young pilot. And as an aspiring Interceptor pilot, how would he explain that he was “too slow to make an appointment”? The Interceptor was specifically known for its unmatched agility and evasion like tactics, so, the thought of him being referred to as “slow” made Colwyn laugh nervously.

 

He made his way down a narrow alleyway shortcut and popped out in front of a set of stairs that led up to thick, double doors. Trying his best to breathe through his nose, Colwyn put both hands behind his head and tried to slow his heart rate. He had to admit that running in a javelin and running with your own set a legs was a little different. He was much faster in a javelin, for starters. The natural side effect of being a javelin pilot was the leg and core strength greatly benefited outside the exosuit, and despite being late for his meeting, Colwyn still made good time.

 

“Ok, Col, you got this. You’re a skilled pilot. You’re charming. Your morals are questionable...Corvus is gonna love you.” With a final nod, Colwyn brushed the loose hair from his face with his hand and began to ascend the stairs. As soon as he tugged on the door handle, he was immediately greeted with a sudden smack to the face. The painful blow sent him backwards onto his butt, nearly tumbling backwards down the steps he’d just climbed. The door swung open viciously and out walked a woman of medium height, purple hair and a stunningly beautiful face. Colwyn, bleeding at the nose and lip, suddenly didn’t care about how bad his face hurt. Holy shi-

 

“Oh my! I’m so sorry!” The purple haired woman rushed over with a grace Colwyn had never seen but already come to admire. She kneeled down next to him, wide eyed. “You’re bleeding...oh man, I’m so sorry…”

 

“Colwyn.” The freelancer pilot said grinning sheepishly as blood still poured from his nose.

 

“Ada. It’s nice to meet you, Colwyn. Can I please help out somehow? I was in a hurry, but it’s no excuse, and then I didn’t even think that someone would be on the other side of the door, and..and…” She looked at Colwyn, waiting for him to take control of the conversation.  

 

“Maybe just help me up and we’ll call it even? Not sure about my pride, though.”

 

Ada offered a hand to Colwyn and helped him get up. Her hand was smooth but strong. “What about your pride, though?”

 

“Oh that? That’s gonna stay right there.” Colwyn said pointing at the spot he’d just been helped up from.

 

Ada laughed. The sound of it sent chills up Colwyn’s back. “So...you’re face is ok? Again, I’m so-”

 

“Face is fine. It’s looked like this a while so I think I’m good..” Colwyn said chuckling and meeting her gaze. He immediately dropped it, feeling overwhelmed by the honey color of Ada’s eyes.

 

“Ok, well if you say so. I would love to stay and chat but I am late to a meeting...hence the door and the nose...the blood...sorry again. Maybe I’ll see ya around??” Ada asked quickly, a hint of a smile hiding in the corner of her mouth.

 

“I hope so...I’m also late for a meeting. Trying to get Corvus approval so I can fly the Interceptor.” He said winking. And even though he was being smooth on the outside, Colwyn was crying on the inside. He honestly had no idea how he was pulling this off with Ada.

 

“Freelancer, eh?” She asked heading down the steps.

 

“Nothing but.” Colwyn replied, the smile widening on his sore face.

 

“Well if you’re meeting goes well then I’ll see you in recruit training, Mr. Colwyn. I’m the instructor.” She winked back at Colwyn seeing his grin turn into something that resembled delight and utter despair. Ada laughed again, disappearing from view. Colwyn looked down from atop the stairs as she turned down the first street past the alleyway, impressed beyond measure. “Wow...what a woman.” With that, he turned towards the door, this time making sure as not to get smacked in the face again, and entered the building with the thought of Ada on his mind. 

 

Chapter 2: Unwelcomed Guest

 

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Chapter 2: Unwelcomed Guest

 

Lucky for Colwyn, he hadn’t been the only one late that day. And despite a swollen lip, bruised nose and blood stained shirt, he did excellent in his interview. His interviewer, a man named Bandoh, actually appreciated the battle scars Colwyn had accrued in the past half hour. It showed him that nothing would stop Colwyn from getting to the meeting and Bandoh admired the freelancer’s tenacity. Maybe it was the meeting with Ada, though, and maybe not, but, Colwyn felt like he was on fire and that his luck was rapidly raising in stock. He needed a little boost in luck these days. Ever since his Ranger javelin was destroyed about a month ago, Colwyn had a hard time getting a job without the only thing that could protect him outside the walls of Fort Tarsis, a Javelin exosuit. Yarrow wasn’t going to just give Colwyn another javelin. He would have to earn his next one. Unfortunately, javelins were not massed produced and needed a skilled blacksmith to help forge Colwyn a new one. Either that, or you visit one of the other factions within the Fort that used javelins. Sometimes they would let you “borrow” one in exchange for running contracts for them out beyond the wall. Colwyn didn’t know any blacksmiths, so, the likelihood of the former happening was slim at best. Colwyn thought the meeting went well, however, and Corvus was his best chance at getting back in a exosuit as soon as possible.

 

There were three other options available for Colwyn to get back in an exosuit. He wasn’t much for the big exosuit, the Colossus. Besides, the freelancers had ownership over the Colossus and Yarrow nicked that idea too. However, Colwyn did respect any lancer using one. While heavy armored and packing a wallop, the Colossus was slower by design. It was built to take the brunt of enemy aggro with its thick chassis and shield while raining down destruction with it’s heavy weaponry and artillery. And while the Storm javelin was extremely powerful in the right hands, those hands were not Colwyn’s. He lacked the advanced kinetic abilities to pilot a Storm javelin properly and left the Anthem “magic” to the Arcanist. This left Corvus. The questionable intelligence group that served as spies, agents and diplomats for Fort Tarsis. Corvus tended to deal with threats without direct confrontation in there own “signature ways”. They had also created the Interceptor javelin. Smaller than the Ranger and stylishly sleek by design, the Interceptor’s initial purpose was for scouting and infiltration, yet, Colwyn knew the suit could do so much more. In order to gain Corvus’ favor though, Colwyn would need to pass their three part test which recruits dubbed as “The Gauntlet”. And the pass rate was a shockingly low 3%.

 

The fact that Colwyn wasn’t the best test taker never crossed his mind, either. He wasn’t exactly selling his intelligence to the highest bidder, and would rely on his experience as a Freelancer to do the talking at the end of the day. With his first class starting bright and early the following day, Colwyn had left the Corvus building after the meeting and headed towards the north end of the Fort where his apartment was. This time, he did stop back in the market to pick up some ursix-on-a-stick. The sentinel soldier that Colwyn bumped into before was still patrolling the area and gave him the verbal warning he missed earlier, threatening the freelancer with a day spent in the stockyards if he wasn’t more careful. Colwyn restrained from rolling his eyes as he was being scolded and instead gave a mockingly low bow and promised it wouldn’t happen again.

 

Sentinels could be...problematic. Especially when it came to donning the wings of a freelancer. Sentinels were the peacekeepers of Fort Tarsis, resembling the ranger javelin in size and overall look, and were employed by the emperor to protect the people within it’s guarded walls. Colwyn knew that deep down they meant well, but that didn’t make him like the sentinels any more than he already did. The feeling was mutual for both sides, though. The sentinels looked down on the freelancers, calling them reckless show-offs and party boys looking for cheap thrills. They didn’t agree with what Colwyn and the rest of the freelancers did for work and it seemed the two factions were always butting heads because of it. Quite frankly, Colwyn thought that sentinels were just jealous of the freelancers.

 

As Colwyn was nearing his apartment, he couldn’t help but hope for another run-in with Ada. He could do without getting whacked in the face again, but the thought of seeing her made Colwyn’s heart pound against his ribcage with reckless ferocity. With the sun nearly set behind him, the freelancer pilot approached his apartment door and came to a slow halt, noticing the door was cracked open slightly. A chill went up his back and Colwyn clenched his fist. Break-ins weren’t uncommon in Fort Tarsis, but not usually in the area where Colwyn lived. Without hesitation, Colwyn went to the left of the cracked door and pressed his back up against the wall. With his arm closest to the door, he pushed it all the way open, listening for someone caught in the act. He was greeted with silence. In his head, Colwyn counted to three then jumped in view of the open door and let out an audible “AHH!”, but still nothing.

 

With eyes forcefully held open to adjust his sight inside the dark apartment, the cautious pilot entered slowly. Colwyn hadn’t made it two feet into his apartment before a blow to the back of his legs sent him crashing to the floor. With much more grace than he had shown earlier in the day, Colwyn recovered from the surprise attack with amazing speed. After he had regained his feet, another blow blurred past him, aiming for his head. Colwyn had just enough time to dodge the attack and side step the follow-up one. Keeping with the flow of his movements, Colwyn used his sidestep to shove his assailant off balance and pounce on them. He used his knees to try and pin down it’s flailing arms but his attacker writhed underneath Colwyn’s weight and managed to send a knee in his crotch, forcing the freelancer off as he doubled over in pain.

 

It took Colwyn several long seconds to recover from the painful hit and came too just in time to see his apartment assassin take off out the open door, vaulting the stair railing. Anger burned deep in Colwyn’s core and he scrambled to his feet, slower this time, and took off after his fleeing attacker. Just like the assassin, Colwyn vaulted the stair railing and landed on the cobbled street, rolling awkwardly was he landed. His attacker was quick and already had a hundred yards on Colwyn as they neared the market. Fort Tarsis during the evening was a beautiful sight to behold. The lively market area was now lit up with hues of red, orange, purple, and green, giving off a constant “festive” vibe. The “daily deals” were now “nightly knockoffs” as businesses looked to be closing shop soon and doing their best to rid themselves of the perishable items that would spoil overnight.

 

The fleeing assassin avoided the market area altogether, knowing the lights would expose it as well as the roaming sentinels, and took a sharp left, heading towards the strider bay. Colwyn, still recovering from the knee to the crotch, sluggishly took off after them.

 

When Colwyn woke up that morning, he didn’t expect to spend a good chunk of his day running around Fort Tarsis. Even more so, he didn’t expect to be in so much pain doing so. What started out as a day of promising fortune had quickly turned sour. Even the thought of Ada’s honey colored eyes and violet hair couldn’t help now. Colwyn took the sharp left heading towards the strider bay but had lost sight of his attacker. At night, the strider bay was still busy with returning striders from beyond the wall and the many engineers working to repair broken down or damaged javelins. At first, the freelancer pilot was confused, asking himself why his attacker ran into the bay but then realized the hulking giants would make for a great hiding place. He would of probably done the same thing given the circumstance.

 

Well over five stories high, striders were basically walking tank bases. It allowed a freelancer and his or her team to be mobile out in the dangerous world of Mirrus. Each strider was equipped to handle javelin repair, gear loadouts and weapon customization along with everything a cypher would need to aid the freelancer. Colwyn had spent a lot of his youth hanging out in strider bays. His dad had been an excellent engineer and even dabbled in javelin repair on his free time. It was in the strider bay that Colwyn realized that he would one day grow up to be a freelancer pilot. The comforting memory was quickly diminished when a familiar voice called out Colwyn’s name.

 

“Plaigue? What are you doing here?” The deep voice asked. It was Yarrow, leader of the freelancer faction. An imposing force, Yarrow’s questioning gaze almost became comical when he looked at the deshoveld state that Colwyn was in. There was a hint of a smile at the corner of his lip but you had to really look to see it. Yarrow’s thick salt and pepper beard covered most of the ancient man’s expressions rather well. Every bit of a spitting image as his mother with his copper colored hair and blue green eyes with the height and brawn of his father, Colwyn Plaigue was one of Yarrow’s best pilots. The problem was, is Colwyn also knew that. He was cocky and brash and tended to be reckless out in the field, looking out for himself above others. Yarrow would never admit it, but he was thankful when Colwyn’s ranger javelin was damaged. Sure, he could of had it repaired for Colwyn, but the kid needed to learn a lesson or two and staying grounded would be the first step.

 

“I...uh...was hoping to find you here. And…” Colwyn forced a smile, shoving his arms out as if he was revealing Yarrow to a crowd of onlookers, “here you are!”

 

Expressionless, Yarrow gruffed. “I’m sure that’s why you’re here…”

 

“I came here to tell you that today, I learned a valuable lesson. I learned that I must treat ALL my fellow freelancer pilots with respe --”

 

“Cut the crap, Plaigue. You’re not getting your javelin fixed. When I said ‘show me you’ve changed’, I didn’t mean for you to give another lengthy explanation on how your time spent grounded has made you a better person. Actions, Plaigue. Not words.”

 

Colwyn was going to rebuttal but quickly caught himself. He had no desire to argue with the old man about his reinstatement right now. “You’re right. I don’t know what I was thinking coming here to convince you to let me fly again. I’ll do better --”

 

“You almost got another lancer killed out there, Plaigue. As freelancers, we are constantly knocking on death’s door as we face the many dangers out beyond the wall. There are numerous threats and we don’t need to add ourselves as one of them. You’re a talented and skilled pilot, Plaigue, but you have a lot of growing up to do.” Yarrow finished up, holding the young freelancer pilots gaze.

 

Colwyn, feeling like a child being scolded, just nodded his head in agreement. He was stubborn, but this time, Colwyn knew to quit while he was ahead.

 

“Walk with me, Plaigue.” Yarrow demanded as he strolled past Colwyn with spry agility. For more than a second Colwyn hesitated, knowing his would-be-assassin was still somewhere hiding in the strider bay. Yarrow turned back, realizing that Colwyn hadn’t moved. “That wasn’t a suggestion, Plaigue.”

 

“Sir…”

 

“C’mon. I want to show you something.”

 

Colwyn took one last look inside the strider bay and rolled his eyes. He turned heel and followed Yarrow begrudgingly.

 

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42 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Following along brother! Those are some crazy tests! 

 

Good to have ya with me, Jon! We needs da crazy tests for da crazy pilot ;). Part of me was thinking that some of this may be easy...but the I won't be fueled by the illusion of doing "MOAR". Nope. Not this time, haha!

 

40 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Good luck Wolfie <3 xx

 

Thanks, Sal! Glad to have ya here :D!

 

4 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following! Are you doing IF protocols for the 24 hour fast?

 

TAAAAANK! Yessir, I'll be following IF protocols for the 24 hour fast. When I used to do the 24-hr fast, I would typically go from Sunday night to Monday night. That seemed to be the easiest day to get in a day long fast. I'll still do my bullet proof coffee in the morning to get in some quality fats, but other than that, just water until around 530-6 pm the following day. Any tips for me that has worked for you?

 

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5 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

TAAAAANK! Yessir, I'll be following IF protocols for the 24 hour fast. When I used to do the 24-hr fast, I would typically go from Sunday night to Monday night. That seemed to be the easiest day to get in a day long fast. I'll still do my bullet proof coffee in the morning to get in some quality fats, but other than that, just water until around 530-6 pm the following day. Any tips for me that has worked for you?

 

I'm flattered that you think I have ever done something like that, but I never have. I was just curious. Also, I love the idea of power armor. Are you old enough to remember this gem?

 

It's where my mind went when I saw your challenge theme.

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5 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm flattered that you think I have ever done something like that, but I never have. I was just curious. Also, I love the idea of power armor. Are you old enough to remember this gem?

 

It's where my mind went when I saw your challenge theme.

 

Yep, definitely thought you'd done it before :). Are you thinking about trying it? Dude! I LOOOOVED Exosquad! I remember having a couple of the toys! As cheesy as the graphics are nowadays, I would totally go back and watch that!

 

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1 minute ago, jonfirestar said:

FTFY.... This probably says a lot about my maturity level :lol: but this is exactly how I read it. 

 

HAHAHAHA! Gotta get in those quality farts to help with the fasting process, lmao! FYI, this does not make me question your maturity level...it makes me applaud it! 

 

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2 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I think I still have the JT Marsh action figure with exoframe in a box somewhere. I have no plans for fasting anytime soon, it seems to go against Intuitive Eating.

 

Oh wow! Dude, that's probably worth a little money, lol. Marsh was great and so was Deleon and Kaz. I think it was Marsh or Kaz that was my favorite, though. I'd have to go back and watch the show to figure it out. I guess fasting would go against the idea of Intuitive Eating...hmmmmm. I've been fasting and practicing it the last 5 years or so, so it's kind of second nature to me. Fasting is a weight loss tool so there's gotta be way to include that with IE somehow. I'll have to do some research and send you what I find (if I find anything).

 

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Wolf wolf wolf!  Awwwwwoooo!

Heya.  Here.  Following!

 

As much as I am excited for Anthem, I can't seem to get in on the pre-hype to follow stuff along.   I always do better just jumping in a game and letting the opening lure me into excitement.  Plus, oof.  Too many plates spinning already!      But I am sure we'll be chatter boxing about it once we're both playing!

 

7 Pull Ups hmm?   I just got back to getting 5 in a set... I might have to chase this goal with you!

 

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17 hours ago, Raxie said:

I love these goals and the whole test set up for the end of the challenge! I'm also mega pumped for some Wolfie writing, I miss it! :) Let's end 2018 with a bang!

 

Thanks, Raxie! I know you love a well thought out challenge with many inner working parts ;)! The writing will be small excerpts for this challenge but as we ramp up to the release of Anthem, I'll have more of a story developed to add more people and create my epic team challenge! I hope you join in on the fun?! 

 

7 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Neato goals!

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Thanks, Yasha-Pool :D. I'm always honored by your presence.

 

5 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

WOLF!!!  Following along, brotha!

 

WG!! Good to see you, man! I can't wait to see your character for my upcoming team challenge. If you are bored and wanna start early, go HERE and learn about all the different exosuits. I started you out on the Ranger and there's links to the other 3 down at the bottom of the page. So, parooze the site, check out their possible gear loadouts and let me know which one tickles your fancy ;) 

 

Today has been a good day so far. I'm ready for my upcoming 5-day weekend! Besides plans to go to my moms on Thanksgiving day and my dads the next day, we aren't gonna be doing much. Just hanging out, eating TONS of leftovers and enjoying the time off. My buddy, Chad, got me Red Dead Redemption 2 for my birthday, so, I plan on playing some of that and playing some Paladins, too. Hopefully the weather is somewhat nice so we can take some walks. Heather hit 13 weeks today, woot woot! Moving right along :D. The baby is the size of a jalapeno now lol. Heather is also doing better with her nausea. She ended up having to get meds from the midwife because she was getting dehydrated, but ever since then she's been more active and less nauseous. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

Wolf wolf wolf!  Awwwwwoooo!

Heya.  Here.  Following!

 

As much as I am excited for Anthem, I can't seem to get in on the pre-hype to follow stuff along.   I always do better just jumping in a game and letting the opening lure me into excitement.  Plus, oof.  Too many plates spinning already!      But I am sure we'll be chatter boxing about it once we're both playing!

 

7 Pull Ups hmm?   I just got back to getting 5 in a set... I might have to chase this goal with you!

 

 

Well hello there Miss Puck! It's good to see you!! :D 

 

It's ok to temper your hype, I think a lot of people are TBH. EA is scaring a lot of folks with their branding on Anthem. I guess maybe because I'm so involved...I just can't seem to contain my excitement and hype, lol. We will definitely be chatting about it when we're both playing! I'm excited to see how you customize yours :). And, I hope to see you in my epic team challenge when the game launches?? You'll be one of the few that has an idea on what I'm talking about haha. 

 

Please, help me maintain a GtG approach to pull-ups and chase 7 reps with meeeeeeeeeee! I need the accountability bad. 

 

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2 hours ago, Raxie said:

 

Uhm.  DUH.

 

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2 hours ago, Raxie said:

 

I find this so oddly adorable hahah

 

Right?! Heather sends me little updates from the app that's tracking her pregnancy and it always gives us little food references :) 

 

BTW, I like your new profile pic :).

 

1 minute ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

The baby is Texan after all.

 

Damn straight! Also, this:

 

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22 minutes ago, Yasha92 said:

Five day weekend? Jelly!!!!

Yay walks!

Yay jalapeño!

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Lol! I guess you don't celebrate American Thanksgiving in Australia, huh?? I automatically have Thursday and Friday off and just used some PTO for Monday. That'll leave me with almost 2 days to take around Christmas time. Ugh! I need to be walking and mobilizing MOAR. I take the stairs at work 3-4x a day, so that's been helping, but daily walks are awesome. I'll report back the next time Heather gives me an update on what food our baby is lol.

 

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8 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

 

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Oh boy what have I gotten myself into XD

 

8 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

Right?! Heather sends me little updates from the app that's tracking her pregnancy and it always gives us little food references :) 

 

Awww I love it!

 

8 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

BTW, I like your new profile pic :).

 

Thank you!!! I felt it was time for a change hahah

 

 

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1 hour ago, Wolfpool said:

tracking her pregnancy and it always gives us little food references

Adorable?   You people find this adorable?

FOOD REFERENCES?

 

That's like the time I was at Boo at the Zoo for Halloween, and out loud said, "That kid looks freaking delicious."  (He was dressed as a very believable hotdog.)

 

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Adorable?   You people find this adorable?
FOOD REFERENCES?
 
That's like the time I was at Boo at the Zoo for Halloween, and out loud said, "That kid looks freaking delicious."  (He was dressed as a very believable hotdog.)
 
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Maybe it's my cute aggression manifesting

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28 minutes ago, Raxie said:

Maybe it's my cute aggression manifesting

Appropriate, given Princess Mononoke suffers from a very strong case of cute aggression.

 

Also:

1 hour ago, Raxie said:

 

Oh boy what have I gotten myself into XD

I know for a fact you have met Wolfie in person, how could you not know what you have gotten yourself into?

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