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Alex Hawthorne, Captain of the Unreliable

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Since I've been gone and have regressed so far back, I'm treating myself as I would a complete beginner. I'm joining the as a Rookie and cultivating an alias for now, Alex Hawthorne, swashbuckling space smuggler and captain of Yakita LHA21 A2 Apex Transport starship, The Unreliable. The real guy got crushed by my escape pod because he's an idiot; there's no point in letting his ship go to waste. This alter-ego will serve me well in cultivating what I need to be in the following weeks.


The Outer Worlds has some fantastic characters, including background and development. One of the great things is having companions who are actually useful, and not just there to be bait, or block your path in dungeons (*cough cough Lydia).




Learning Tech Stuff with Parvati


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Parvati Holcomb is the crew's grease monkey. Asexual and socially-awkward, she mostly prefers robots to people. I will be learning from her and spending more time on this switching and routing course. I was given the opportunity for redemption on my previously failed course, so by doing well I could probably hit two birds with one stone.


ACCEPTABLE = 20 hours of study a week, like a part-timer

GOOD = be an actual full-time student and log a total of 35 hours of study a week

GREAT = 35 hours of study scheduled beforehand, and executed to 80% compliance



Beat People Up with the Vicar





Vicar Max has a temper, and it's hilarious. I haven't been going to murder simulation (jiu-jitsu) as much as I'd like, and I've been feeling physically horrible. We're going to have to change that.


ACCEPTABLE = 2 jiu-jitsu sessions a week

GOOD = 4 jiu-jitsu sessions a week

GREAT = 4 jiu-jitsu sessions and writing 1 instructional



Stop Eating Like Reed


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Reed Tobson has the best intentions for Edgewater, but is a total corporate lackey. He's a terrible administrator and a bad leader, cutting corners and feeding his people garbage. This led to the town's malnourishment, which they just kept insisting was "the plague." I need to eat better.


ACCEPTABLE = 90g of protein a day

GOOD = 130g of protein a day

GREAT = 130g of protein a day, and some vegetable source


WEEK 1 - tutorial week. Speed run. Done this countless times.

WEEK 2 -  GOOD on studying, ACCEPTABLE on jiu-jitsu and protein.

WEEK 3 - GOOD with school, failed everything else.



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Naming a ship Unreliable is just asking for all sorts of trouble right from square one.  🤣

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[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.


Challenges:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34


"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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5 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Naming a ship Unreliable is just asking for all sorts of trouble right from square one.  🤣


I dunno, calling it the Unsinkable seems worse...


Goals,  Machete. You are now awake, and there must be goals.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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On 1/5/2021 at 4:38 AM, Machete said:

[It's 5 in the morning, jeez. I'll fill this out later.]

It's officially later.

moone boy waiting GIF by HULU

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51


"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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On 1/5/2021 at 2:28 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

Naming a ship Unreliable is just asking for all sorts of trouble right from square one.  🤣

On 1/5/2021 at 7:47 PM, sarakingdom said:

I dunno, calling it the Unsinkable seems worse...


Goals,  Machete. You are now awake, and there must be goals.


Here Comes Trouble

Yeah, I'm quite unreliable like that, but at the same time am able to get.


On 1/8/2021 at 10:08 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

It's officially later.

moone boy waiting GIF by HULU

Whoops! I actually thought I filled this out. I was still figuring out small goals for this week's test run and going from there. 😅

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Captain's Log:


First 2 days.


Got my daily minimums of protein in, and I didn't even have to resort to protein shakes. Keep it up. Perhaps try to get some in earlier.


Studying was a lot (10+ hours), but largely untimed. Put it on a schedule and take breaks.


Missed jiu-jitsu earlier. I forgot why.


Anyway, here's the home routing and switching station I built. Sucks that I still seem to have no idea what I'm supposed to do with it.



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Captain's Log, Days 3 and 4:


Tuesday - no jiu-jitsu, did 50 pull-ups as I studied. I got heavy. Hit 102g of protein and studied from 1600 to midnight.


Wednesday - jiu-jitsu at noon. 50 thick bar pull-ups, and school from 6 to 10. Only got 87g of protein.


Week 2's total is 34 hours of studying, 1 jiu-jitsu session, and 1 missed protein day.

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Captain's Log:


A 10-day boss battle kept me preoccupied.  Protein and jiu-jitsu were neglected, and I largely forgot what happened, but I seemed to be putting in 8-12 hours a day every day, and was able to grind my F up to a B, so I'm satisfied. Now I just need to make sure I stay one step ahead in my following course that starts tomorrow--Programming and Database.

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