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Greetings and Salutations, friends!

 

My name is Ryan and I go under the moniker "Wild Wolf". But, most people just call me Wolfie. I've been Rangering since 2014 on and off, seeing many highs and many lows during that time frame. I've also been apart of Nerd Fitness since 2012! Recently, I was feeling really good about my challenges until about November of last year. I was laid off from my day job which sent me into a spiral of self doubt with a sprinkle of depression. I AM the provider for my large Wolf Pack™ and when I heard the news I was being let go (along with 120 other people) I started to panic. Between a mortgage, bills and everything in between that needed to be paid, I set off to find another job ASAP. Little did I know it would take me over 2 months to do so! I finally landed a job in late January, and my official first week was last week. My mood has drastically changed and I feel like I'm starting to gain some traction. FINALLY!

 

During the time period where I didn't have a day job, I started a book series called: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. Now, these are EPIC FANTASY style books, with some reaching over 1100 pages long. Yeah.... big ass books. I started listening to them on Audible because the 4th book in the installment, Rhythm of War, was about to release. I consumed books 1 (Way of Kings) and 2 (Words of Radiance) in about 17 days, lol. I couldn't stop listening! I'm nearly finished with book 3 (Oathbringer) and looking forward to hopping on to book 4 right after. To give you a brief summary of what The Stormlight Archive is, please read THIS. I only link the summary of the series because I would end up taking 15 pages to explain it myself, lol. The books are AMAZING! My challenge, however, deals with the Immortal Words that each Knight Radiant must speak, starting with the First Ideal:

 

Life before Death

Strength before Weakness

Journey before Destination

 

It is within these words that strives a code to live by, A foundation, if you will. There's so much meaning in these words that I think about them almost daily. And, what exactly do they mean to me, you ask???

 

  • Life before Death: Living each day to it's fullest. Don't wait for tomorrow to get something done, or forgive someone, or tell someone you love them. Don't let a day go by where you regret NOT doing something.
  • Strength before Weakness: To me, this doesn't really have a lot to do with physical strength. This is choosing to be strong in those moments of weakness. This is choosing to do the hard thing over taking the easy route (which isn't always the right path). This is building up a mental capacity to kick each day in the nuts and never let stress or anxiety or depression to bring you down and make you question your self worth. 
  • Journey before Destination: I forget to enjoy the ride of life sometimes. I worry too much about the end results instead of relishing in the journey that gets me there. Smile at the little things. Don't take life so serious because it WILL weigh you down. You have a choice. DON'T. LET. IT.

 

This is what my respawn challenge is about. I speak the Immortal Words and hold fast to the First Ideals each and every day.

 

My Goals:

 

  • Stay Active
  • Stretch/mobilize DAILY
  • Time Management
  • Feed the Creative Monster™

 

That's it. No fluff or crazy shenanigans. Just get back to basics and stay engaged on the forums. So, let's drop in and get ready to kick some ass! 

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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I'm so sorry you got laid off! When I got laid off from my first full-time job, it completely wrecked me so I get that. 

 

I'm really excited for you with your new job though! 

 

I read the first half of Way of Kings but there was a bit too much political maneuvering for me... And I had a hard time getting attached to the characters with all of the bouncing around. 

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Congrats on the new job! I hope it's better and pays more than the last.

The paladin in me let out an internal squee at that first image on your post.

 

Welcome back little buddy!

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I love the Stormlight Arcive! I reread the first books last year to prepare for Rhythmn of War. Finished it last challenge. It took me awhile to read. Mr.Incredible is a slower reader than I am, but he started after me, and finished in a couple of weeks, because he couldn't put it down.

 

Glad you found a new job. Hope  it is something you enjoy too.

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1 hour ago, fearless 2.0 said:

I love your first goal soooo much! best of luck, Wolf! You'll slay this challenge!!!!! :)

 

Thank you so much, Fearless!! Good to see you ;) 

 

1 hour ago, Mr_Willes said:

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Brother!!! Missed ya!!!

 

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Gonna help you regain momentum with the challenges!

 

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Missed you too my friend! I'm glad to be back and will need all the help I can get to keep my challenge afloat :) 

 

1 hour ago, Mr_Willes said:

Oow also i put Pacific Rim on my NF list. I never watched the movie, so that's gonna happen anyday soon!

 

The first one is good. The 2nd one was just OK for me. However, the anime looks solid!

 

1 hour ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

I'm so sorry you got laid off! When I got laid off from my first full-time job, it completely wrecked me so I get that. 

 

I'm really excited for you with your new job though! 

 

I read the first half of Way of Kings but there was a bit too much political maneuvering for me... And I had a hard time getting attached to the characters with all of the bouncing around. 

 

Getting laid off is no bueno! It really took a toll on me mentally because I've always had a job. Granted, I wasn't completely without work because I was still working at Costco in the evenings, but my day job accounted for the majority of my monthly income. The caveat was getting laid off forced us to look at Costco's insurance and it's FARRRRRR superior than the one I had originally. So, that was a good thing lol.

 

Way of Kings is one of the first books I enjoyed with the view point was done through multiple characters. At first, I didn't like it at all. It was a lot to follow, but the narrator's for the books are amazing and really pull you into the story. I can see how the books aren't for everyone, though. It's good to see you btw!! Thanks for stopping by :).

 

39 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Congrats on the new job! I hope it's better and pays more than the last.

The paladin in me let out an internal squee at that first image on your post.

 

Welcome back little buddy!

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Lol, I love that image! It's my background pic on my phone for good reason, lol. Missed ya sir, glad to be back :D

 

38 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

I love the Stormlight Arcive! I reread the first books last year to prepare for Rhythmn of War. Finished it last challenge. It took me awhile to read. Mr.Incredible is a slower reader than I am, but he started after me, and finished in a couple of weeks, because he couldn't put it down.

 

Glad you found a new job. Hope  it is something you enjoy too.

 

WOOOOOOHOOOOO! I love talking with others who love the series! So, who's your favorite character? It's a toss up between Kal and Dalinar for me. Oathbringer really opened me up more to Dalinar. He's a badass! I'll let you know when I finish Rhythm of War so we can have a little pow wow about it :D. Check THIS out. It's the official quiz to see which Order of Knight Radiant you are. I've got Windrunner everytime followed by Stoneward lol!

 

I'm updating from my work computer so no gifs when I do that. I don't want any of my search options to get flagged...especially when @Mr_Willesis apart of the shenanigans! 🤣🤣. Love you all and thanks for the warm welcome back!

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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28 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I hope it's better and pays more than the last.

 

27 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

Hope  it is something you enjoy too.

 

As of right now, it's enjoyable. I've barely cracked the surface of what I'm doing, but it's dealing with stuff I did back at my old job before we got bought out. That was better then what I WAS doing. It's unfortunately a little less money then what I was making but that's ok for now. We're saving tons of money when we switched to Costco insurance. And getting my foot in the door is just one step to getting something better down the road ;) 

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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Welcome back Wolf-friend!!!! Good to see you again! ^_^

 

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I'm so glad you found a job! I hope it's better than the last one. Looking forward to your challenge! Following!

 

I haven't read the Stormlight Archive. The only thing I've ready so far by Brandon Sanderson has been the Final Empire. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the second one. I just haven't gotten around to it. 

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25 minutes ago, Wild Wolf said:

Check THIS out. It's the official quiz to see which Order of Knight Radiant you are. I've got Windrunner everytime followed by Stoneward lol!

 

I am an Edgedancer!

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27 minutes ago, RhiaWolfe said:

Welcome back Wolf-friend!!!! Good to see you again! ^_^

 

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I'm so glad you found a job! I hope it's better than the last one. Looking forward to your challenge! Following!

 

I haven't read the Stormlight Archive. The only thing I've ready so far by Brandon Sanderson has been the Final Empire. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the second one. I just haven't gotten around to it. 

 

HAIIIIIIIII RHIA!! Good to see you as well :D 

 

I'm glad I found a job, too. 2 months was 2 months too long, lol. I was really worried when I didn't get something right away. Final Empire is AMAZING. The whole mistborn idea is sooooooo neat and how they use the various metals to do special things. I've only ever read Final Empire as well and will probably go back and re-read it before moving on to the other installments. If you're feeling adventurous, Stormlight is pretty incredible...it's just long as hell!

 

25 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

I am an Edgedancer!

 

Why am I not surprised lol. Lift is a funny character. I like how her constant need to eat gets her into trouble!

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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And he did not disappoint, ladies and gentlemen.

 

Damn glad to see you've returned, my friend B) 

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Wolfiiiiiiie!!! 🐺 🐺 🐺 

 

Good to see you, bro!

 

I like your mantra, affirmation, code... thingy

 

Woot for the getting of jobs (even foot-in-the-door ones!) you’re a hustler, so I don’t doubt you’ll be moving up in no time!

 

while you weren’t totally unemployed (so this may not apply to you), I went to a mental health talk that mentioned for men, being unemployed has similar unhealthy repercussions as smoking a pack a day!!! Yikes! Glad you’re on track to health ^_^
 

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3 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

And he did not disappoint, ladies and gentlemen.

 

Damn glad to see you've returned, my friend B) 

 

'Preciate the brotherly sentiment, old friend! I'm glad to be back! I almost feel like a have a chip on my shoulder these days but I' m not seeing this as a bad thing. I have something to prove to myself and it feels goooooooood!

 

44 minutes ago, Yasha92 said:

Wolfiiiiiiie!!! 🐺 🐺 🐺 

 

Good to see you, bro!

 

Good to see you, too!! 

 

44 minutes ago, Yasha92 said:

I like your mantra, affirmation, code... thingy

 

It's become a very powerful thing for me lately ;) 

 

44 minutes ago, Yasha92 said:

Woot for the getting of jobs (even foot-in-the-door ones!) you’re a hustler, so I don’t doubt you’ll be moving up in no time!

 

while you weren’t totally unemployed (so this may not apply to you), I went to a mental health talk that mentioned for men, being unemployed has similar unhealthy repercussions as smoking a pack a day!!! Yikes! Glad you’re on track to health ^_^
 

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WOW! That's scary that the those two things correlate like that. *Shivers* I'm glad to be back on the right track these days, employed and ready to steamroll this challenge. 

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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WOLF-BROTHER!!! You have been truly missed, my brother!

 

I also took your quiz and I'm a...

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Guess we're brother in arms!

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Yay! You’re back! 

 

And damnit ... I’mma’ just going to file that book series away for later. I’m a bit on a historical fiction tear atm. 

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48 minutes ago, Red1263 said:

WOLF-BROTHER!!! You have been truly missed, my brother!

 

I also took your quiz and I'm a...

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Red-Brother!! It’s so good to hear from you, dude! How the heck are ya?

 

I’m not at all surprised you got Windrunner too! I will tell you, that in the books, one of the main characters is a Windrunner and their powers are really friggin awesome! They have a unique way of manipulating gravity that’s just really swankadelic ;) 
 

34 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

Yay! You’re back! 

 

And damnit ... I’mma’ just going to file that book series away for later. I’m a bit on a historical fiction tear atm. 


FOXXXXXXXXYYY! Hi :D

 

The books are massive, but the story building and character development is pretty amazing. I have no doubt when you get a chance to start reading that you’ll consume all 4 books in no time! What historical fixtion are you reading now?

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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12 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

So, who's your favorite character? It's a toss up between Kal and Dalinar for me. Oathbringer really opened me up more to Dalinar. He's a badass! I'll let you know when I finish Rhythm of War so we can have a little pow wow about it :D. Check THIS out. It's the of

I don't know if I can pick a favorite. I love Kal and the story of Bridge 4, but  Dalinar's story in Oathbringer was amazing. And  Shalan is great, and Rythmn of War goes more into Navina's story ,and I love her too.

11 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Why am I not surprised lol. Lift is a funny character. I like how her constant need to eat gets her into trouble!

 

Lift makes me laugh.And yeah, maybe I get  my powers from food. That's why I'm always hungry and never turn down a good steak!

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"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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I’ve been on a ‘stay up till 2am’ tear with a couple books about French women being sent to the colonies (New France) to shore up France’s claims in Canada. (Duty To The Crown by Aimie K. Runyan) They’re not super historically heavy - or even smutty like my beloved Outlander series, but she’s a great writer. I could do with more historical minutia, but am finding the characters and their movements compelling (despite being more broad strokes character experiences - someone is shunned, someone dies in childbirth, there’s a lot of societal positioning, the law is shitty, there’s racism). 

 

I’m debating whether to continue on this historical candy bend, or jump back into a massive fantasy series. I’ve (finally) exhausted the Leviathan Wakes series, and have torn through I believe Hugh Howey’s catalog. Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories being the last I read (fantastic). 

 

Before that, finished Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks. Highly recommend. 

 

Whatever I do, staying up nightly until 2am is less than convenient for all 4 of us that share the bed. The pups are so judgey. 

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Level 75 Wood Elf Druid

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Ranger: || 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 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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7 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

I don't know if I can pick a favorite. I love Kal and the story of Bridge 4, but  Dalinar's story in Oathbringer was amazing. And  Shalan is great, and Rythmn of War goes more into Navina's story ,and I love her too.


Shallan has definitely grown on me. I think I might like Pattern more but the pair as a duo are really cool. Her lightweaving abilities are super powerful and helpful. I’m

excited to learn more about Navani! 
 

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11 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

Lift makes me laugh.And yeah, maybe I get  my powers from food. That's why I'm always hungry and never turn down a good steak!


You and me both, sister. A juicy ribeye has become one of my favorite things ever!

 

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Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

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Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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3 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

 

I’m debating whether to continue on this historical candy bend, or jump back into a massive fantasy series. I’ve (finally) exhausted the Leviathan Wakes series, and have torn through I believe Hugh Howey’s catalog. Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories being the last I read (fantastic). 


Those sound cool. I know about Leviathan Wakes, because I’m pretty sure I have the first book tucked away somewhere... (and I’ll be looking for that tomorrow!) I’m not sure I’ve heard of Hugh Howey, so, I’ll have to do a little deep dive there. 
 

6 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

They’re not super historically heavy - or even smutty like my beloved Outlander series


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Everyone loves a good smutty Outlander sesh 🤗

 

8 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

The pups are so judgey. 


Hahaha! That was funny 😆. I bet they are, though! I guess the caveat is that you COULD be doing worse things at 2am....

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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19 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

HAIIIIIIIII RHIA!! Good to see you as well :D 

 

I'm glad I found a job, too. 2 months was 2 months too long, lol. I was really worried when I didn't get something right away. Final Empire is AMAZING. The whole mistborn idea is sooooooo neat and how they use the various metals to do special things. I've only ever read Final Empire as well and will probably go back and re-read it before moving on to the other installments. If you're feeling adventurous, Stormlight is pretty incredible...it's just long as hell!

 

Man, last time I was unemployed, it took me 6 months to find a job. I'm glad you only had to go 2.... My husband has been without work for a year, but luckily we have planned our finances well and as long as we don't spend extravagantly, our savings and my salary have been enough so far. Hopefully he'll find something soon. 

 

I LOVE fantasy novels that have a unique idea or magic system. When I started reading about the different metals and how they worked with magic in the Mistborn world, I was hooked! I LOVE it! 

 

Have you ready any of Brent Week's books? His Prism series is pretty good and has an interesting magic system as well. 

 

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Right now I'm reading some books for my book club. It's my book club from when I was in my graduate program and they read all kinds of genres of books. A lot of the books aren't really my type of stories, but I enjoy the conversation and have made some good friends in the club, so I stick with it. I go back and forth between reading those books and then reading books I want. I HAVE been pleasantly surprised at some of the books we read though. Some are pretty good despite not really being in the genre I prefer to read. 

 

7 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:


Those sound cool. I know about Leviathan Wakes, because I’m pretty sure I have the first book tucked away somewhere... (and I’ll be looking for that tomorrow!) I’m not sure I’ve heard of Hugh Howey, so, I’ll have to do a little deep dive there. 
 

 

Leviathan Wakes was soooooo good! I'm going to have to reread it though before going on with the series. 

 

Hugh Howey is amazing!!!! I love his Silo series!!!! So good!

 

I've been on a horror kick lately. Been reading a lot of Stephen King in my spare time. Right now I'm listening to Carrie on audible. I'm also reading a crime/thriller novel by Karin Slaughter. 

 

LOVING the book talk! ❤️ 

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4 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

Have you ready any of Brent Week's books? His Prism series is pretty good and has an interesting magic system as well. 

 

Brent Weeks is pretty awesome! I never read the Prism books but I had a cousin who did and told me all about the unique magic system. Pretty rad!

 

4 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

When I started reading about the different metals and how they worked with magic in the Mistborn world, I was hooked! I LOVE it!

 

SAAAAAAAAAME! It was such a cool take on "powers". I always found myself to be more of an Iron Puller if I was to pick one metal to be proficient in. However, I would love to do both steel and iron. I think Sanderson had a d&d like thing built from Mistborn.

 

4 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

Hopefully he'll find something soon.

 

I hope he finds something soon, too. Unemployment is just not that fun!

 

4 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

I've been on a horror kick lately. Been reading a lot of Stephen King in my spare time.

 

I never read/listened to Carrie, but The Stand was my absolute favorite. I could re-read that one for sure!

 

02/09 Update

 

So, I hurt my back a little bit last Monday. I was doing heavy squats and I came up wrong on my second set and felt a snag on the left side. I rested all week and in all honesty, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I was lucky! So, I went back to the gym yesterday and still felt a little of the snag, so, I basically backed off of the majority of exercises doing extremely light weight. I can still feel it today, so, I'm gonna take the rest of this week to just stretch it out (while also doing tons of push-ups and pull-ups because it doesn't aggravate my back). I'm supposed to help a friend of mine move Saturday, so, I want to make sure and be rested for that cuz she's paying me a pretty hefty sum to do so.

 

My eating has been solid, though, I could do with more water intake. I know I'm slacking there. I'm doing more job specific training this week, so, things aren't QUITE as boring as last week. It's still hard for me to learn when someone just shows me how to do it instead of me getting to do it myself. (Insert raunchy Mr. Willes comment) All in all, though, things are good say for a sore back. I had a good stretch session yesterday and plan to follow that up today with more mobility.

 

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I'm just a hair over 4 hours left of Oathbringer and hoping I'll have that finished in the next day so I can move onto Rhythm of War. Did I mention I'm growing my hair back out? My inspiration was initially Kaladin from The Stormlight Archive, but other's like -

 

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are also helping inspire me. I'm 3 months in from my last haircut, which was the day before my 33rd birthday. I figured it would be easier to track that way, lol. I might need to post update pics of my hair as it continues to lusciously fall down in its wavy, golden red locks lol. I'm not looking forward to the "in between" phases where it looks like a hot mess but I've done this before and about a year into growing it out, it looked really good!

 

Life before Death

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Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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28 minutes ago, Wild Wolf said:

I'm 3 months in from my last haircut, which was the day before my 33rd birthday. I figured it would be easier to track that way, lol. I might need to post update pics of my hair as it continues to lusciously fall down in its wavy, golden red locks lol. I'm not looking forward to the "in between" phases where it looks like a hot mess but I've done this before and about a year into growing it out, it looked really good!

Pictures!!!  We need pictures of the golden red wavy locks!  

 

Good to see you back and congrats on the new job.  

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