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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming to Bring You ...

Something completely different from anything you have ever seen in a Starpuck thread.   Guys... my friends introduced me to Bee & Puppycat, and The Bravest Warriors.    I am so hooked it's not even funny; and so, I will use this challenge to proselytize further, these wonderfully bizarre and absurd shows, which I normally don't care for, but somehow got addicted to!

 

Starpuck is... the bravest warrior!    Why?   Because we are full into the middle of winter, and she has NOT gained weight!  She has in fact, held the line over the holidays, EVEN while increasing her caloric intake, and is doing all the things!   YES!   She must simply continue to maintain this epic show of determination and keep at it.    So let's keep focused, shall we?  

 

GOAL #1 - Keep up the exercise habit!

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Move with intent 5x a week, get at least 2 lifts in per week.

This is a doable number for me.   Often times, I might get a 6th day in, but it's not mandatory.   Sometimes my 6th day is just me running around, cleaning, organizing, cooking, etc, and that earns me a pretty good amount of steps, so that's cool too.    I'd like to keep some focus on the strength training, because I get frustrated having to re-earn past gains, so that's why 2 a week is a must.   I'd love 3 a week, but I notice better workouts when I get more rest days too.   Still tweaking the approach!

EXERCISE 5X/ WEEK

 

 

GOAL #2 - Keep up the homecooking!

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~~Don't stop, home coooking, hold on to that ... cookbooking?~

This slacked a bit over the holiday weeks because scheduling + parties and outings got so crazy.   What that in turn accomplished though, was absolutely solidifying that I prefer home cooked food now.  Like.  All the time.   3/5 meals out made me super sick, and that is unfun.     Along with this goal is to maintain the tracking, which has still been, absolutely no stress for me.   It's really weird guys.   Gonna keep rolling with it.

TRACK DAILY  7X/WEEK

HOMECOOKED 2X/WEEK (At friends.)

 

 

GOAL #3 - Night time routine!

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Recovery happens during rest, muscles grow during recovery, therefore, I should get on with this proper rest thing!

I already brush my teeth every morning and night, but I'd like to get into a solid and long lasting relationship with floss.  It's very hot and cold for me, one minute we're in a great place in our relationship, the next, it's been weeks since we talked. (I know, gross...)   I realize that flossing every night might be a big jump for me, so I am going to say 4-5x a MUST, but aim for nightly.   I'd also like to take care of my face skin!   So 4x a week, wash up and put on some nice nourishing night cream or something.   Then!  Bed time!  Lights out 20 minutes before I want to be asleep.    The goal is 8 hours of total in bed time, but on nights of D&D or what not, that becomes harder... so all OTHER nights, let's get it right.

FLOSS 5X/WEEK

WASH FACE 4X/WEEK

BED TIME 11:20 3X/WEEK  -- WITHIN 15m OF GETTING HOME ALL OTHER DAYS

(Non gaming days, in bed lights off at 11pm, gaming days, in bed/asleep as soon as humanly possible after teething... NO SCREEN TIME after getting home!)

 

GOAL #4 - Creative Outlets need Nurturing!

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I've been contemplating a hefty project, and one thing I know for sure is that I need to keep expanding those comfort zones artwise.  That means, drawing things I suck at, and ending up with sucky drawings, that over time will improve - instead of just doing the things I have gotten better at already.    Same old routine here.

SKETCH DAILY

WORK ON THE TABLET 4X/WEEK *

ART LESSON 1X/WEEK

D&D PREP AS NEEDED

 

Other things on the list, but not tracked.

1. Keep up with the Scripture Memorization (We getting that rolling again guys?)

2. Keep up with the budgeting and house money savings.

3. Learn how to use my 3D printer and start printing awesome things.

 

 

 

 

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Your 2d art is incredible, I can't wait to see what you do with a third dimension.

 

Floss sticks are the reason I floss every day. 

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If I had to use regular floss it simply wouldn't happen. These bad boys drastically reduce the effort flossing takes.

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4 hours ago, Librarian of Doom said:

Oooh, I love your goals! And if you have questions about 3D printing, I have a smidge of knowledge from work, so feel free to hit me up here or wherever!

Hi! Thanks and double thanks!    I will definitely hit you up with some 3D printer questions.   I plan on using it mostly for terrain ideas, and miniatures for my D&D groups, but need to do some research on filaments and all that.   Like anything, the first time you get into the pool, it's a little intimidating. :)

 

3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Your 2d art is incredible, I can't wait to see what you do with a third dimension.

Floss sticks are the reason I floss every day.

If I had to use regular floss it simply wouldn't happen. These bad boys drastically reduce the effort flossing takes.

Thanks Tank.    What comes after making 3D models?  Learning to paint them!   Oh geez I am so doomed.     And yeah, those floss sticks would work on the top teeth, lol - but that permanent retainer on the back of my front 6 bottom teeth mean I have some finagling.   It really doesn't take long even with regular floss, but it's the first thing to go when I am late to bed, or tired, or moody, or anything, lol!   We'll get there.

 

1 hour ago, Cheetah said:

Happy Challenge!  :-D

Well hello there Cheetah!  Thanks for the well wishes!    I still need to finish making the rounds on the forums.

 

56 minutes ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Oooh, 3-D printer. One of our gamers has been making figures for our games.

I posted on Twitter, that I don't know where to start with this... but I know where it leads.   Then dropped this appropriate gif.

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  What kind of stuff has he printed, and how has it worked for your games?

 

7 minutes ago, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

Following!!

Yaaaay!   I need to find you yet.   Have you put up a new thread already?  (I last looked at work earlier.)

 

 

It's the middle of some kind of weird zero week part deux, and I am pleased to say I talked the quitter out of my mind today.   Ok, not quitter quitter, but more like 'eh I don't feel great, let's postpone' voice.    I'd been queasy all morning (still kind of nursing that now) and I thought it best to skip strength day.    But, ya know, 4 out of 5 workouts I have this conversation with myself, so I knew that if I tried at least today, I'd feel good about it.      Weird occurrence... my stomach felt FINE while working out, but messed up as soon as I stopped again.

 

Also had this thing where I said, "I'll take it light, so I'll lift 15-20lbs off my usual work weight".    I had a best ever bench of 110lbs back in mid November, and due to ailments, viruses, meh-energy days and what not, I've been working loads lower than that since.    So I saw the 2- 25# plates on the bar and said, 'Sure, 95 works for today.'   Proceeded to do my first two sets of 5 reps.   On third set, I upped it to 7.   As I walked behind the bench to stretch a bit, I saw the sneaky little 5# plates hiding behind the 25'ers.... Well oh shit, ok.   105lb it is then... HEY!

 

So it ended up being a pretty decent work out.

 

I sketched at work.   Got one of my yearly physicals scheduled.   Set up my BuJo for the challenge tracking.   Got home and worked on the tablet.   (Actually took a pic from sketch to finished in about an hour.)   Now I should look at some D&D stuff while nomming some PB Toast with honey, then I will play some Pyre.

 

Which is a perfect segway for dropping my art.    Pyre guys.    This game is so wonderful.  (Actually, every game I've played by Supergiant, I have absolutely loved.   GREAT soundtracks, emotional stories, BEAUTIFUL art and fun, interesting game play.)    Anyway, there's a character called the Lone Minstrel in this game, and I decided to do my own rendition of him.    I also wanted to do muted colors and soft lines, instead of hard black inked lines... and I like it so much, that I think I will leave it as a flat painting (no shading/highlights) and just leave it as is.    

 

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Tomorrow is Thursday already, which means D&D night yay!    Also, I think I will try to get a run in on my lunch break.   I already have food made as left overs at the D&D Den, so all good there.

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That art is awesome! What program do you use for your art? I do photomanipulation in Photoshop for book covers but I want to start doing some digital painting too, if I can get over the quitter voice. Also good job on working out!!!

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11 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Yaaaay!   I need to find you yet.   Have you put up a new thread already?  (I last looked at work earlier.)

 

I put up a thread shortly before posting on yours - though this reminds me to update my signature with the new links ;)

 

Also having issues with postponing getting back to normal schedule. But it’s really one of those things where I find I need to just stop thinking and jump right in

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Hmm, sunny day always makes for an epic upswing in the mood!    It also, made for an epic upswing in hunger.   Holy smokes.     

 

I went to the indoor track today to get some running in- haven't run in weeks.  Last time I hit the track was on Dec 18th!  Sheez.    My left side knee pit was being a little wonky as I jogged, so I decided to play it smart and just do run / walks after the first 3/4 miles.    But, I was feeling meh and bored with that, so I said 'treat it like a hockey game' and I went HARD for 3/4 to a full lap, then walked a bit, and alternated that.    And look at my pace for the last 2 miles doing it that way!!!  HOLY CRAP GUYS!   This changes everything hahaha!  And makes me feel less like I am dying when I run because I get breathing breaks!  ;)

 

 

January 2019 Supplies Distance Time Pace  
 
Thu 3, 12:32PM
Sail Away
 
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5 0.50 mi 4:30 9:05
  (FINAL SEGMENT - hard lap, walk, hard lap, walk)
 
Thu 3, 12:17PM
Sail Away
 
Season 5, Mission 7
13 1.50 mi 13:49 9:17
(MIDDLE SEGMENT - hard lap, walk, hard lap, walk)
 
Thu 3, 12:07PM
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9 0.74 mi 8:43 11:51
 (STARTING SEGMENT - non stop jogging for 10 laps or 3/4 miles)

 

 

So I got my exercise in today.   Also did some sketching.   I am trying like the dickens to work on some D&D prep notes between work foo, but it's not going as well as I'd like it to.   I have to plot out this big dungeon, and I don't want there to be too many pointless rooms - but also don't want it to inundate them with too much plot foo and hints.   Then I have to sort out the monsters!

 

Food is all fine and dandy today, though as I said, I am hungry and wanting to non-stop snack.    I have only an hour till dinner, so I going to try and hold out for that delicious homemade chicken burrito bowl we made on Tuesday.    Mmmmm.

 

And now for a gif that combines three things I love.  

Catbug from Bravest Warriors, Star Wars, and tacos!!!

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19 hours ago, obax said:

Following, of course. I, too, am excited to see where the 3D printing might take your art!

I mean, it's really gonna be two separate things I think.    Unless there's a way that I can learn how to DRAW in 3D, and then do that - and then print the 3D art, into an actual FREAKING ITEM!  Zomg...

 

19 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Good job working out no matter what the voices told you.

Well, I gave the voices a chance to be honest - and it turns out they were mostly just being dumb.     The more I deny them that win, the less they'll try and fake me out.   I think?

 

18 hours ago, Librarian of Doom said:

That art is awesome! What program do you use for your art? I do photomanipulation in Photoshop for book covers but I want to start doing some digital painting too, if I can get over the quitter voice. Also good job on working out!!!

Nice!   I use a very reasonably priced "Mange Studio 5" for all my art.   It's designed more in mind for straight inking and coloring of manga or comics, so it focuses its talents on that.   I have watched a lot of proper artists on youtube say they are really impressed with the program for what it does.    And at a price tag of $35-50, soooo worth it.     Get over that voice girl!   I know it!  It's a liar!      It just takes consistency as I'm sure you've learned with the photo manip stuff.    Here, for reference... (learning to draw on a tablet, while my eyes looked at the computer screen, was a HUGE learning curve for me.   Here's a pic from my first try!)

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17 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

HAI NEW FREN

 

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Oh! Haaaai!

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8 hours ago, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

 

I put up a thread shortly before posting on yours - though this reminds me to update my signature with the new links ;)

Also having issues with postponing getting back to normal schedule. But it’s really one of those things where I find I need to just stop thinking and jump right in

Found it!     And yes,  I'd be lying if my brain didn't whisper this idea of 'it starts next week, just coast one more half week, cmon...'  but I instead tried to trick myself into just feeling like it was a normal week, and so I lift on my lift days and what not.    So far, so good.    

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

Found it!     And yes,  I'd be lying if my brain didn't whisper this idea of 'it starts next week, just coast one more half week, cmon...'  but I instead tried to trick myself into just feeling like it was a normal week, and so I lift on my lift days and what not.    So far, so good.    

 

For the truly diehard NF spirit, Week Zero = Week One and therefore 4-week Challenge = 5-week Challenge.  B)

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4 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I mean, it's really gonna be two separate things I think.    Unless there's a way that I can learn how to DRAW in 3D, and then do that - and then print the 3D art, into an actual FREAKING ITEM!  Zomg...

 

 

Somehow that's how my brain read what your intentions were with the 3D printer, to create your own items then paint them. That would be cool, but regardless of what you do with it, I'm still interested to see where it goes. 3D printers intrigue me, though I don't know much about them, so maybe I'll learn through you!

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14 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

For the truly diehard NF spirit, Week Zero = Week One and therefore 4-week Challenge = 5-week Challenge.  B)

 

Hah!  5 week challenges.  Back in my day, we ran 6 weeks with zero break days in between!   (Or it may have been like 2 days, I can't even remember. LOL)

 

 

 

Guys!  My character almost died again tonight. 

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Got hit by 6 of those creatures in one round, each with two attacks, then if they hit with the grappling hooks (which skewer you and then pulls you closer) they hit with a lightning lance.    I went from 120hp, to 10...  kind looked (and felt like) this.

 

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Now I'm too jacked to sleep!   Also, again.  Grr.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Hah!  5 week challenges.  Back in my day, we ran 6 weeks with zero break days in between!   (Or it may have been like 2 days, I can't even remember. LOL)

 

Oh I remember the fabled 6-week challenges of yore!  Many moons have passed and some have forgotten the old ways...

 

9 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Got hit by 6 of those creatures in one round, each with two attacks, then if they hit with the grappling hooks (which skewer you and then pulls you closer) they hit with a lightning lance.    I went from 120hp, to 10...  kind looked (and felt like) this.

 

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17 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Hah!  5 week challenges.  Back in my day, we ran 6 weeks with zero break days in between!   (Or it may have been like 2 days, I can't even remember. LOL)

 

Sometimes we wouldn't know the start of the next challenge until we looked up and saw new forums had been posted. I believe this year will end with a five week challenge. I'm considering doing 5 week challenges for all of 2020, with a couple of six week challenges in the summer.

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

 Werewolf the Apocalypse character?  Get of Fenris Ahroun, last held rank Athro.   Little 5'2" bad ass of a chick named Emma Mahler, deedname, "Heart of Fire Forges the Stone Spirit." 

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Speaking of this...  have you by any chance checked out the Geek & Sundry show, L.A. by Night?  A 5e Vampire the Masquerade stream.  I was never into the White Wolf games before, but I definitely enjoy watching this demonstration of how it should be done.  Of course, having a very talented table of players (B. Dave Walters, Cynthia Marie, Alex Ward, and Erika Ishii) and a true master Storyteller (Jason Carl from White Wolf) does make a huge difference LOL.  If you haven't seen it, I think you would enjoy it, definitely the same quality of show as Critical Role, although obviously a very different style of play (although guests do include Talesin and Marshia as well as Satine Phoenix and Jason Charles Miller).

 

Vampire the Masquerade | L.A. by Night Playlist

 

This is the YouTube playlist for what has been uploaded so far.  Currently, Chapters 1-7 out of 8 that made up Season 1 with Chapter 8 probably added this Monday.  There are also 4 1-hour epilogues that were primarily single character focused that covers events between the end of Season 1 and where Season 2.  I'm not sure how the Epilogues will be uploaded, they were aired, pre-recorded and the Storyteller mentioned that they would be called Chapter 9, so they might be uploaded individually or as a single 4 hour chapter.  Talesin guests in Chapter 5 (and makes a brief appearance for an in-character announcement at the beginning of Chapter 8), Satine guests in Chapter 6, Jason Charles Miller in Chapter 7, and Marisha in the last of the 4 Epilogues.

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15 hours ago, karinajean said:

hi! hi hi hi! I came slinking back for the new year. missed you, friend!

OMGOMG YES!  I was going to start throwing wet noodle darts at you in the other place to try and jangle ya back this way!  I am so excited!   It's not the same without my twin!    Make sure you poke me once your thread is up if I haven't already found you!

 

13 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

Oh I remember the fabled 6-week challenges of yore!  Many moons have passed and some have forgotten the old ways...

 

 

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Omg, that movie cracks me up so hard still     And I think I will find reason to use that line you posted in my D&D game tomorrow, thanks!

Many moons have passed and some have forgotten the old ways...

 

6 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Sometimes we wouldn't know the start of the next challenge until we looked up and saw new forums had been posted. I believe this year will end with a five week challenge. I'm considering doing 5 week challenges for all of 2020, with a couple of six week challenges in the summer.

Oh snap, he's gone mad with power, and I love it!!!    Highfives old school ranger friend.

Er, nevermind about that time you had to drag me back from the Assassin's ...

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50 minutes ago, bker1370 said:

 

Speaking of this...  have you by any chance checked out the Geek & Sundry show, L.A. by Night?

 

Vampire the Masquerade | L.A. by Night Playlist

This is the YouTube playlist for what has been uploaded so far.  Currently, Chapters 1-7 out of 8 that made up Season 1 with Chapter 8 probably added this Monday. 

 

I haven't watched any of those.   I am current on CR, current on High Rollers Aerois campaign, and working through High Rollers Lightfall...  I should check it out at some point though. Admittedly, I was always team werewolf in those games and never got much into vampire - but it would be interesting to see some pro's go at it!

 

 

Today was a different sort of day.    I was all over the place brain wise.    I was also struggling with some friend-stuff, where I am really short wicked with a few of my friends lately, and just kind of permanently MAD at them, and then feeling really awful like I am a terrible person for feeling that way.      So, after talking to a mutual friend about it, he asked if I wanted to talk more over lunch (he lives by where I work) and then said the magic word.  

 

No, not please.

Or, my treat.

 

He said tacos.

 

So instead of lifting I had tacos.    That ended up making me really sick and I had an awful headache.  (Might have just been stress honestly.)     I got home and was feeling way too awful to do any exercise, so had dinner and spent like almost 2 hours working on prep for tomorrow's D&D game.   Then I said, 'Give it a go... you'll be happier in the long run.'    And so...

 

Did I leave my life to chance
Or did I make you fucking dance?

 

I DANCED!   And thus can do what all the cool kids do and link a song because that is the perfect segway!

 

 

 

Then I played some Pyre, but stopped just short of the ending because I was pretty sure it was gonna leave me a sobbing mess, and I was worried that might make falling asleep difficult.

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LOL!

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Omg, that movie cracks me up so hard still     And I think I will find reason to use that line you posted in my D&D game tomorrow, thanks!

Many moons have passed and some have forgotten the old ways...

 

Happy to be of inspiration, as always.  B)

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I warned them about that when they offered me the position.



"Oh, sure, I think I could take that on. You don't mind if I end up going mad with power, do you? No? Super!"
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