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Oct. 14 - Nothing new here, work in the morning, more work in the evening writing gaming news.

 

  • Vicious Mockery:  Benchmark weight set at 94,8kg
  • Bardic Inspiration: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • Liquid Sword: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐ This is becoming more of a mid-day routine to technically catch up with my goal, rather than a morning ritual, which was the original intention, but it's still better than skipping it altogether.
  • Animal Friendship: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐

Defence:

  • Dodge: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
  • Cure Wounds: 

Current status:

HP: 6/9

Total damage dealt: 14

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6 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

 

  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐ This is becoming more of a mid-day routine to technically catch up with my goal, rather than a morning ritual, which was the original intention, but it's still better than skipping it altogether.

 

Consider that motivation rather than a recrimination. But usually if something becomes a catch-up rather than routine, there's either an issue with its implementation or the timing, from my experience at least. 

 

My handstands and ringwork goals are still in that category too.

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On 10/11/2020 at 5:42 PM, DarK_RaideR said:

According to the official statement of the Ministry and police, because "the decision was welcomed by 600 people who threw 150 Molotov cocktails and rocks to the police, who in response was forced to use tear gas and water to disperse them and protect the protesters". Much like Endor's comment above, it would be funny if it wasn't deeply dystopian too.

Jackboots gonna jackboot. Good to see that functional fitness pay off, though.

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Not sure how this keeps happening, but the latest @EricMN resurfacings always seem to coincide with something fitting. That said, without further ado...

 

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Desperate Measures
Sunday, Week 1 July 2020
Athens, Southern Mediterranean, Greece
Attendance: 96, Viewers: 130 (0.01)


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Ryushi Ryusaki opens the show once again, mic in hand and belt around his waist.

Ryusaki: I think after our last main event, Dovydas Vidmar is now out of any title discussion and squarely in the rearview mirror. The New Breed is running this show and we’re going to drag this company into the future kicking and screaming, even if that means disposing of all the NGW relics in it…
 
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Tomohiko Yamagata’s music interrupts and the man himself appears at the entrance.

Yamagata: If you’re looking for a young and worthy challenger to face, look no further. And I know, you’ll say you’ve already defeated me, but that was before you had your New Breed buddies by your side and it was certainly before you got that title. But I’m not out here to request a championship opportunity, no. I’m here to tell you and all these people that I plan to earn myself a shot at that title around your waist. I’ve already defeated Petrov Yakovlev and tonight I will be facing Giovanni Bruno in the main event. Once I’ve disposed of that sleazy lounge lizard, it will be Alberto Montero’s turn. And once I’ve defeated him as well, you will have no choice but to face me!
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Freak Out! vs Pitch Black
As per the RotO Tag Team champions’ request, their mysterious attackers were offered a chance to show what they can do inside the ring and Freak Out! were their designated opponents for this debut. Given the over-the-top characters at play, this was largely a storytelling situation that showcased everyone’s characters and served to introduce the newcomers, announced as “Pitch Black”. First up was the face-painted juggernaut known as “The Void”, an unusual and slightly unnerving character who seemed to completely lack any sense of pain, as he not only no-sold his opponents’ offense, he lacked any sort of reaction or facial expression altogether. This was a stark juxtaposition to the silly antics of his opponents but it was enough to unsettle them and throw them off guard, as if fighting an unknown wrestler was not enough of a handicap. His masked partner, Vortex, brought the high flying spectacle to the Void’s hard hitting, almost earning some cheers from the fans for his moves before the Void got the tag once more to brutally pummel Notorious F.R.E.A.K. before taking him out with his vicious finisher, which announcers called “The Nullifier”.
Winners: Pitch Black
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Backstage, Dovydas Vidmar and Petter Eriksson are watching the show on a TV screen as they’re approached by the Gentleman and the Pitbull.

Frye: Hate to say I told you so… There is strength in numbers, in unity, and the New Breed are proving just that. We did not stick together and where did that take us? Dovydas lost his title, Petter’s still bandaged from his last encounter with that mohawked madman…

Eriksson only reacts with a grunt at the mention of his situation, but Howard quickly jumps in to calm things down.

Howard: You saw what Pitch Black can do out there. We know we can take them in a straight match, but they’re not the types to play fair. They jumped us from behind once already.

Vidmar: And you came to us for help, so you can hold on to your precious titles. I’m not buying this.

Vidmar straight up stands and walks away. There is a tense moment where the RotO Tag Team champions look at Eriksson, waiting for his response. Eventually, the big Norwegian just shakes his head and walks away as well.
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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Gypsy Rose vs Machiko Matsuda

Out of the title race and wrapping up a rather disappointing tournament, the two women did not seem to care and still went all out for the whole ten minutes, hitting big spot after big spot in an obvious attempt to save face and come out of this experience with their wrestling credibility intact. Rose was certainly the faster one and the better flier, but Matsuda had the experience to keep up and exploit every mistake her opponent made, allowing her to finally hit her Run-Up Rana for the pin.
Winner: Machiko Matsuda
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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Blair Kerrigan vs MAYA
Given the point totals at this point, MAYA was mathematically out of the title race but also the favourite in this match. Perhaps this is what made Kerrigan seem less invested in the match, as she lacked the fire and sense of urgency in her moves, which in turn resulted in some weak looking strikes and lazy dives. MAYA took her time and did not rush it, grounding her opponent and working her limbs, then just as she was getting a tad too predictable, she changed her game and managed to roll Kerrigan up to get the three count.
Winner: MAYA
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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Paula Edwards vs Spider Isako
Despite coming into this match as the absolute favourite for the entire tournament, Edwards had her work cut out for her against the hard hitting Isako, who managed to connect with some vicious knee strikes early in the match and show her opponent she was not to be taken lightly. Unfortunately, Isako could not keep it up and her wrestling completely broke down as the match went on, allowing Edwards to easily gain the upper hand and pulverize her into submission.
Winner: Paula Edwards
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In a pre-taped video that aired next, Aud Valkyrie was shown strutting around a casino game room in a sparkly dress that accentuated her figure. When she eventually faced the camera, she began talking about gambling and taking risks, a speech that came across as a little strange due to her heavy Norwegian accent. Regardless, Aud’s mention of Nathaniel Ca$ino and Remmy Skye was all too obvious and the video ended with a familiar figure creeping in the background, the footage ending before he could catch up to Valkyrie.
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Tomohiko Yamagata made his entrance next, signalling to the audience that the main event was up next. However, he barely made it to the entrance ramp before he got attacked from behind by Montero and Yakovlev. The New Breed duo roughed Yamagata up and dragged him to the ring, apparently not interested in taking him completely out but instead wanting to soften him up for Bruno to ensure an embarrassing loss for their victim.
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Giovanni Bruno vs Tomohiko Yamagata
Already starting at a disadvantage, Yamagata had the fans cheering for him in hopes of seeing a Cinderella story unfold and getting the joy of seeing the cocky Italian getting beat. Bruno made the best use of the situation, mocking his opponent with moves that were meant to hurt his ego more than his body, from slaps to hip attacks and moves that connected with the butt or groin area. Since the audience responded, Bruno took frequent breaks to pose, taunt Yamagata or antagonize fans in the front row. Those allowed Yamagata to bounce back with some desperate offence, but just as the audience thought he was in control, Bruno would roll out of the ring or get behind the ref or sneak in an illegal blow to put the breaks and frustrate the viewers by denying them the pleasure of seeing Yamagata defeat him. A textbook babyface versus heel match, this one provided a packed and entertaining ten minutes before Yamagata got his big adrenaline rush and managed to hit a few moves in a row, creating enough separation so he could ascend to the top turnbuckle and hit his Suicide Splash dive for the pin that had fans explode in cheers.
Winner: Tomohiko Yamagata
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9 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:
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Giovanni Bruno vs Tomohiko Yamagata

Already starting at a disadvantage, Yamagata had the fans cheering for him in hopes of seeing a Cinderella story unfold and getting the joy of seeing the cocky Italian getting beat. Bruno made the best use of the situation, mocking his opponent with moves that were meant to hurt his ego more than his body, from slaps to hip attacks and moves that connected with the butt or groin area. Since the audience responded, Bruno took frequent breaks to pose, taunt Yamagata or antagonize fans in the front row. Those allowed Yamagata to bounce back with some desperate offence, but just as the audience thought he was in control, Bruno would roll out of the ring or get behind the ref or sneak in an illegal blow to put the breaks and frustrate the viewers by denying them the pleasure of seeing Yamagata defeat him. A textbook babyface versus heel match, this one provided a packed and entertaining ten minutes before Yamagata got his big adrenaline rush and managed to hit a few moves in a row, creating enough separation so he could ascend to the top turnbuckle and hit his Suicide Splash dive for the pin that had fans explode in cheers.

I love marking out when the good guy wins like this! Very glad to see the narrative back.

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5 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I love marking out when the good guy wins like this! Very glad to see the narrative back.

Thanks. I had a log of that show and another one I want to put up before the end of the challenge (we finally get to see who wins the tournament to become the first ever RotO Women's champion!) so I can start the next one with a proper recap and the debut of RotO's brand new weekly TV show.

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Oct. 15 - Got a lot of stuff done at work, been waiting for a call and potential meeting in the afternoon so I moved my Muay Thai training session to Friday.

 

  • Vicious Mockery:  Benchmark weight set at 94,8kg
  • Bardic Inspiration: ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐
  • Liquid Sword: ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐
  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐
  • Animal Friendship: ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐

Defence:

  • Dodge: ☑☑☑☑☐☐☐
  • Cure Wounds: 

Current status:

HP: 6/9

Total damage dealt: 14

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20 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:
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Freak Out! vs Pitch Black

As per the RotO Tag Team champions’ request, their mysterious attackers were offered a chance to show what they can do inside the ring and Freak Out! were their designated opponents for this debut. Given the over-the-top characters at play, this was largely a storytelling situation that showcased everyone’s characters and served to introduce the newcomers, announced as “Pitch Black”. First up was the face-painted juggernaut known as “The Void”, an unusual and slightly unnerving character who seemed to completely lack any sense of pain, as he not only no-sold his opponents’ offense, he lacked any sort of reaction or facial expression altogether. This was a stark juxtaposition to the silly antics of his opponents but it was enough to unsettle them and throw them off guard, as if fighting an unknown wrestler was not enough of a handicap. His masked partner, Vortex, brought the high flying spectacle to the Void’s hard hitting, almost earning some cheers from the fans for his moves before the Void got the tag once more to brutally pummel Notorious F.R.E.A.K. before taking him out with his vicious finisher, which announcers called “The Nullifier”.

Winners: Pitch Black

MMMM, nice.  We need some scary heels in here.  Looking forward to seeing what kind of chaos these guys can bring.

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Oct. 16 - Another busy day, so much so that it kept me from being available to train. If I'm being honest though, our kru put up a post on the fb group about someone in the competitive fighters' class testing positive for covid19. The entire class is getting tested and he himself tested positive as well. Sure, the place gets disinfected and I'm nowhere near the people in that class, but I guess it served as an extra de-motivator.

 

  • Vicious Mockery:  Benchmark weight set at 94,8kg
  • Bardic Inspiration: ☑☑☑☑☑☐☐
  • Liquid Sword: ☑☑☑☑☒☐☐
  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☑☒☐☐
  • Animal Friendship: ☑☑☑☑☑☐☐

Defence:

  • Dodge: ☑☑☑☑☑☐☐
  • Cure Wounds: 

Current status:

HP: 6/9

Total damage dealt: 14

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Oct. 17 - Not much to report. Which is probably good for a Saturday

 

  • Vicious Mockery:  Benchmark weight set at 94,8kg  Weighed in at 93,2kg which is 300gr less than a week ago
  • Bardic Inspiration: ☑☑☑☑☑☑
  • Liquid Sword: ☑☑☑☑☒☑
  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☑☒☑
  • Animal Friendship: ☑☑☑☑☑☑

Defence:

  • Dodge: ☑☑☑☑☑☑
  • Cure Wounds: 

Current status:

HP: 6/9

Total damage dealt: 14

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Coronation
Sunday, Week 3 July 2020
Athens, Southern Mediterranean, Greece
Attendance: 100, Viewers: 87 (0.01)


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Tomohiko Yamagata comes out with a mic in hand to kick off the show.

Yamagata: Last time I was in this ring, I did exactly what I had promised to do. I beat Giovanni Bruno, clean as a whistle, even though his New Breed buddies tried to prevent this by attacking me from behind right as I was making my entrance. My goal has not changed. Alberto Montero is next and I am pleased to announce that not only have RotO officials agreed to this match, they have made it the headliner of RotO’s upcoming new weekly TV show, Pro Wrestling Hero!
 

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The New Breed’s music hits and the group comes out in full force. Despite his recent defeat, Giovanni Bruno looks as upbeat as ever, oozing with sleazy overconfidence. Ryushi Ryusaki and Alberto Montero enter the ring, while Bruno and Yakovlev remain outside.

Ryusaki: First of all, who do you think you are coming out to make such an announcement? Launching a new TV show is huge news. The kind of news that should be made public by figures important to this organization, like its officials. Or its champion.

Montero: Second, you may have defeated Petrov Yakovlev, but I’m way more experienced than him, or you. Last time you got lucky over GB. I am where your luck runs out. I will make sure you never even get this close to the RotO Championship again.

Montero drops the mic and swings at Yamagata, but his target manages to duck under the blow, run to the ropes and bounce back with a double dropkick into both him and Ryusaki! Bruno and Yakovlev immediately slide into the ring to assist their teammates and Yamagata, realizing he can’t hope to win against all four of them, uses his chance to roll out of the ring and escape backstage, leaving the New Breed furious in the ring.

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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Machiko Matsuda vs Serena Ventura

In their final match of the tournament, Matsuda and Ventura put on a good match that was based on the former’s high flying ability and the latter’s all-round style that resulted in a bout that had a little bit of everything for everyone. Despite Ventura’s inexperience, Matsuda clearly was able to call the match and make up for it, the fiery German apparently catching on with the RotO crowd as she got a good share of cheers, including those after the end of the match when she managed to get an important victory over her more experienced opponent after she hit her with a Fisherman’s Suplex and held onto the bridge for the three count.
Winner: Serena Ventura
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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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MAYA vs Spider Isako

MAYA wanted to end the tournament on a high note, despite barely missing the grand finals and a chance to wrestle for the title. Isako maybe lacked the experience of her opponent, but she more than made up for it in sheer viciousness. This mix led to a match with a lot of changes in pacing, from MAYA’s slower technical grind to Isako’s explosive, hard hitting knee strikes. Somewhat longer than one may have expected, the match went on for almost fifteen minutes before MAYA was able to trap her opponent in a Triangle Choke for the tap out.

Winner: MAYA
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A pre-taped message from Petter Eriksson aired next.

Eriksson: Thorsten Sigurdsson… I may have won our match, but it did not happen the way I wanted it to. You may have sent me to the hospital, but I’m still here. In case my point isn’t making it through that thick skull of yours, we got unfinished business. I’ll see you in the ring.

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Remmy Skye vs Jester (with Aud Valkyrie?)

Following Jester’s attack on Nathaniel Ca$ino and Skye making the save, this match was the next chapter in that story. Aud Valkyrie was also at ringside, half unwilling and half totally confused, on Jester’s corner. Skye was full of fire and brimstone as he moved around the ring but Jester, despite being a competent high flyer as well, prevented the match from becoming a spectacular high flying spotfest. Instead, he kept things grounded with some really stiff brawling and more than a few times risking disqualification. What saved Skye was Jester relying on Valkyrie’s intervention that never came, a fact that in turn had the masked maniac yell at her, the verbal abuse gaining him a lot of heat from the crowd. The arguing led up to a spot where Jester and Valkyrie were out of the ring and Skye flew over the top rop to crash on them both with a suicidal plancha. Sadly for him, taking things out of the ring was not the best course of action against the self-proclaimed “Mirthless Manhunter” and Jester was able to get a countout victory by handcuffing Skye to a guardrail and returning to the ring, laughing maniacally for the entire ten count as he savoured Skye’s frustration.

Winner: Jester
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The Gentleman and The Pitbull are shown next. The RotO Tag Team titles are set on a table in front of them, displayed prominently as they speak.

Howard: You gotta respect what Pitch Black bring to the table. Behind the black clothes and fancy names, these are two men who bring the fight. Who hit hard. We should know, we were the first people that got hit by them in RotO.

Frye: We take them seriously, no doubt. But you can’t question the two of us either. Our accolades. The wars we’ve been in. Robert alone has wrestled the Moscow Mauler himself, Marat Kholkov, in a dog collar match! We are no strangers to pain. We are the RotO Tag Team champions for a reason. And we are going to prove our worth against all comers!

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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Blair Kerrigan vs Florida Simard

Were this not the final match in the tournament for these two competitors, it would have been indifferent given their standings on the board. However, a victory was absolutely needed for Simard here if she wanted a last chance at the title and in turn, managing to spoil that would be a big redemption for Kerrigan. This setup added tension, drama and a sense of urgency to the match, which was elevated even further by the natural flow between these two women's styles in the ring. Kerrigan had some good moments but missed a crucial high risk move, allowing Simard to nail her with a neckbreaker and score the pin.

Winner: Florida Simard
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Women’s championship Round Robin tournament
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Cassie O’Peter vs Paula Edwards

Since Simard ended the tournament at 15 points and held a tie breaker victory over Edwards, the Colorado native needed a win in the final match of the night, otherwise the gold would escape her. Much like in the previous match, this setup added the necessary tension to the bout and O'Peter pushed her opponent with some solid mat wrestling, managing to bring the massive Edwards to the ground. Despite powering her way out of a tough spot, Edwards was clearly frustrated and in turn got reckless with her offense, something'l O'Peter exploited to regain control, working over Edwards and exhausting her the longer the match went on. Not only was this very competitive, it also went past the twenty minute mark but ultimately Edwards demolished her opponent with a sit-out powerbomb, got the pin and made it to a 16 point total, thus winning the tournament to become the first ever RotO Women's champion.

Winner: Paula Edwards
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Week 5 results

  • Vicious Mockery:  Benchmark weight set at 94,8kg. Weighed in at 93,2kg, less than a week ago, dealing 2 damage
  • Bardic Inspiration: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑ Inspired Guglug
  • Liquid Sword: ☑☑☑☑☒☑☒ 1 damage dealt
  • Charm Person: ☑☑☑☑☒☒☑ 1 damage dealt
  • Animal Friendship: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑ 1 damage dealt

Defence:

  • Dodge: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑
  • Cure Wounds: ☒ 1 damage sustained

Current status:

HP: 5/9

Total damage dealt: 19

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Another great match, and this time around I particularly enjoyed the out of ring sessions, the banter and drama was really well built and written.

Thanks a lot. Most of it was actually on autopilot and I didn't quite like it, so I'm probably getting kinda good at this :P

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Challenge results

 

  • Vicious Mockery (weight check): This was off to a bad start, with a real high benchmark weight to begin with and a bump up even by the end of week 2. I've been dropping steadily since, a large part of which is due to my return to Muay Thai. Setting the weigh-in day to Saturday happened out of necessity, but it turned out to be a good deterrent for going overboard whenever I find myself going out on a Friday night, as I didn't want to waste my effort and get a -passing even- high weight result. That could have worked the other way too, indulging myself on Saturday nights out, but that wasn't the case, as good results seemed to motivate me to keep up the good work. Brains are weird and so is psychology.
  • Bardic Inspiration (keeping up with party members' threads): Well this turned out to be pretty easy, since I only had to follow @Starpuck and @Jarric after all. I'm hoping the inspiration mechanic helped motivate them and keep them focused, any feedback is welcome.
  • Liquid Sword (job ads): I've been consistently searching and applying. Sadly, demand is either for entry level graduates (making me overqualified) or veterans with 10+ years of experience. What I've realized (thanks to Finn McKenty's second, business-oriented YouTube channel for putting it into words) is that I've been sending the same vanilla, copy-paste message to everyone, which is not what would catch someone's attention really. I mean, I've put in the effort in some applications that I was really interested in and knowing that most employers won't even bother to write back and reject you is demotivating, but a cookie cutter message isn't the best way to go about it. Fortunately, that business connection made right before I left my hometown seems to be promising long-term, I'm hoping it turns out to be my big break.
  • Charm Person (daily self care routine): This was forgotten on some days when I was in a rush, some others I did it mid-day instead of the morning, but it's been done regardless. Seriously though, it only takes a couple of minutes and has me feeling quite refreshed, it should be a no-brainer, right?
  • Animal Friendship (daily litterbox cleanup): This has been a thing and everybody in the household is better off with regular cleanups instead of whenever I remember to get it done.
  • Dodge (housework): This was super easy. I do a lot of the regular cooking, dishwashing, laundry, ironing and sweeping anyway, plus the SRLF is in a bit of a funk lately and I gotta double down.
  • Cure Wounds (BuJo completion rate): Not stellar, but this goal still helped me get stuff done, especially a few I've been dragging on and postponing indefinitely. Having a log is invaluable if I'm going to keep the mess that is my life in check and updating it is a habit that will easily slip if I forget to make it a challenge goal.

 

Still not feeling 100% safe to share more personal/life stuff here. I've brought back the wrestling narrative and got it up to speed right before the launch of RotO's new weekly TV show. Got a log of 2 episodes from back in the day already to write out, but I'm also going to do an intro post and explain characters, storylines etc, so that's a fair share of writing and formatting. Going to take week zero off to prepare that and set up my next challenge thread, a link to which I'll drop here once it's up and running.

 

Cue the music

 

 

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3 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Bardic Inspiration (keeping up with party members' threads): Well this turned out to be pretty easy, since I only had to follow @Starpuck and @Jarric after all. I'm hoping the inspiration mechanic helped motivate them and keep them focused, any feedback is welcome.

 

This really helped me, definitely. Just having someone to answer to makes a big difference to my motivation, so thank you man.

 

3 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Still not feeling 100% safe to share more personal/life stuff here.

 

Remember there's always our chat if you want to talk to a few of us more privately, or feel free to message me directly.

 

Great job on this challenge man - back at Muay Thai, weight going down, self care going well, it's all good stuff here.

 

 

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12 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Still not feeling 100% safe to share more personal/life stuff here.

I'm really sorry this is the case.

 

8 hours ago, Jarric said:

Remember there's always our chat if you want to talk to a few of us more privately, or feel free to message me directly.

Absolutely.

 

And for a little levity...other possible strategies

 

We could come up with a double secret code!

Or maybe you need to make your next challenge as absolutely boring as possible so any lurkers give up.

Or write every statement in "two truths and a lie" format so as to be completely confusing to everyone.

 

 

Or...I guess I shouldn't give away all the ideas here for obvious reasons. I can think of at least one other that's semi-serious

 

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On 10/19/2020 at 12:08 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:
On 10/19/2020 at 10:04 AM, Jarric said:
On 10/19/2020 at 6:31 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Still not feeling 100% safe to share more personal/life stuff here.

Remember there's always our chat if you want to talk to a few of us more privately, or feel free to message me directly.

I agree with Jarric™

I agree with all these smart people. Feel free to grab me and vent.
 

On 10/19/2020 at 7:03 PM, Xena said:

We could come up with a double secret code!

I'd wind up missing the meeting and be out of the loop and then have no idea what y'all are talking about. Or, as we call this, "normal operations".

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Thank you all. It's not about venting, it's about being able to share my day to day life, plans, hopes, challenges and thus being held accountable while giving you all a better glimpse into my life. I want these threads to feel personal and knowing such personal information can be (ab)used, I can't share what I'd like to.

 

But hey, at least I'm bringing the wrestling narrative back so hopefully that'll rope in @EricMN to visit NF more frequently, which is always a good thing.

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