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As I mentioned in my last challenge my recent obsession has been the L.A. By Night web series and Vampire the Masquerade by extension. So I'm going with it. There are three categories of skills - Physical, Mental, and Social - and I'll be training one skill in each of them.

 

Physical Skills (represent personal experience and training):

Athletics (sports and movement)

  • Go to the gym at least once per week
    • While I would love to go a consistent three times/week I've been struggling to go at all. Something is better than nothing. I'll aim low and if I achieve more that's great.
    • Every good vampire (and the bad ones as well) is stronger than a mortal. I must build strength and endurance if I want to survive the night.
  • Follow the #journeytosplits program
    • I'm pretty sure I have something called hypermobility which means I'm generally quite flexible. This won't take the full 30 days.
    • A vampire never knows when they might be forced into cramped spaces or uncomfortable perches. I must maintain flexibility if I want to survive the night.

 

Mental Skills (represent knowledge from formal education):

Academics (knowledge in Arts and Humanities)

  • Spend half an hour a day on the Brain Story Modules
    • This is a work thing I've been neglecting. Half an hour a day is a reasonable goal to shoot for and it's much more than I've been doing.
    • Vampires must have an intricate knowledge of mortals if they want to avoid detection and the Inquisition. I must understand humanity if I want to survive the night.

 

Social Skills (represent practiced and honed natural knack):

Persuasion (convincing others and inspiring their emotions)

  • Attend Toastmasters meetings at least twice
    • Public speaking is a fear for a lot of people, myself included. I've been tossing around the idea of running for municipal government so I need to learn to speak better.
    • Persuasion is one of many methods a vampire may employ to get their way. I must be persuasive if I want to survive the night.
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Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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2 minutes ago, NicTheRugger said:

I love your theme! Big fan of vampires and I've heard fun things about VtM! Following along :D

 

Thank you, welcome! 

Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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I used to play a bit of VtM back in the day, when it was all shiny and new.  Now I feel old.  Great challenge though!  You can do it!!

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17 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

I used to play a bit of VtM back in the day, when it was all shiny and new.  Now I feel old.  Great challenge though!  You can do it!!

 

Yeah my dad used to play it as well. He's actually the reason my brother and I got interested in tabletop gaming. :) 

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Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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5 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Ah, the 90s... when edgy goth kids finally got a chance to nerd out without having to sacrifice their cool to hippy elves and loinclothed barbarians... :D

 

Good luck on your challenge!

 

Thank you. :) 

Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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LA by Night is great.  Nice to see another member of the vamily here.

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I used to hang out with a bunch of people who did the Vampire the Masquerade LARP. It was so cool. 

 

This challenge sounds great!

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51 minutes ago, DJtrippyT said:

Masquerade LARP

 

I had a LARP character once.  He was Bob.  Bob was a Malkavian.  Bob's personal insanity was being utterly average and totally unremarkable.  Bob was also completely unflappable and nearly incapable of emotional response.  He was Bland Bob, Boring Bob.  There was no situation Bob couldn't answer with a shrug and an "I dunno.  Whatever."  Bob's hidden secret was that once you actually convinced him to do something, he almost never failed to do it.  I can't remember the exact game mechanic we used, but it was something like Bob acts as though his stats are maxed out for anything he attempts, but he can't make more than three attempts at anything per game session.  Sadly, I only got to play Bob once, and the LARP group dissolved.   I always wanted to recreate Bob for a tabletop game, but it just hasn't come up.

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1 hour ago, DJtrippyT said:

I used to hang out with a bunch of people who did the Vampire the Masquerade LARP. It was so cool. 

 

This challenge sounds great!

 

I've never LARP'd but I've heard it's fun. And thanks! :) 

 

36 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

I had a LARP character once.  He was Bob.  Bob was a Malkavian.  Bob's personal insanity was being utterly average and totally unremarkable.  Bob was also completely unflappable and nearly incapable of emotional response.  He was Bland Bob, Boring Bob.  There was no situation Bob couldn't answer with a shrug and an "I dunno.  Whatever."  Bob's hidden secret was that once you actually convinced him to do something, he almost never failed to do it.  I can't remember the exact game mechanic we used, but it was something like Bob acts as though his stats are maxed out for anything he attempts, but he can't make more than three attempts at anything per game session.  Sadly, I only got to play Bob once, and the LARP group dissolved.   I always wanted to recreate Bob for a tabletop game, but it just hasn't come up.

 

Bob sounds awesome and you should definitely recreate him if you get the chance. 

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23 hours ago, bker1370 said:

LA by Night is great.  Nice to see another member of the vamily here.

 

Yeah, I like it a lot. :)

Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

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Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Today's positive: Out for dinner with the family tonight. I got full before finishing my dinner and instead of forcing it down anyway I asked for a takeout container. It's a small victory but a victory nonetheless. 

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Current Weight:     230lbs

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Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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On 6/28/2019 at 11:27 PM, Atrytone said:

Today's positive: Out for dinner with the family tonight. I got full before finishing my dinner and instead of forcing it down anyway I asked for a takeout container. It's a small victory but a victory nonetheless. 

 

Great job!  Keep up the good work!

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KBO. - Churchill

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14 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Great job!  Keep up the good work!

 

Thank you. :) I'm off to a slow start this challenge but I'm doing what I can.

Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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hope you had a good weekend! You're doing great.

 

 

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6 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

hope you had a good weekend! You're doing great.

 

Thanks. I've done nothing toward my goals this week though. Oops.

Starting Weight:     220lbs

Current Weight:     230lbs

Goal Weight:            150lbs

 

Reboot 2: Perfectionism Horse

Reboot 1: Charity Masquerade Wheel II Wheel Triumphant Present Stumbles

Past Challenges: 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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22 hours ago, Atrytone said:

 

Thanks. I've done nothing toward my goals this week though. Oops.

 

It happens.  Make this week a good one!  You can do it!

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"Forget failure.  Forget mistakes.  Forget everything except what you're going to do NOW, and DO IT." - Lou Ferrigno

"Foxes Never Quit!"  -  Leicester City FC

KBO. - Churchill

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On 7/12/2019 at 12:15 AM, Atrytone said:

As of August 1st I have a place! So very beyond stoked.

 

That is such great news!  Super happy for you.  And keep up the good work!  :-)

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"Forget failure.  Forget mistakes.  Forget everything except what you're going to do NOW, and DO IT." - Lou Ferrigno

"Foxes Never Quit!"  -  Leicester City FC

KBO. - Churchill

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