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BlackTezca's 10th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Takes on the Grim Darkness of WAR!!!


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CHOO CHOO HERETICS!!!
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I have not finished my last challenge, but ya'll know I am not one for rules!  I am BlackTezca, returning once again, but this time I may not your browsers with gifs!  This time I'll just use memes to entertain!  Not only will this thread entertain you, but you also have enjoyed my DYNAMIC ENTRY with journey From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, checked out whatever draft insanity and nonchallenge silliness I have with my battelog BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness and soon I will also win my latest war BlackTezca's 9th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Battles Against Curses and Keeps Hope Alive!

War is a big THEME here I have chosen, since most you know may know that I have been chosen by the Ethereal Caste to join our technologically advance Tau brothers to battle for the Greater Good against those who would oppose our Grandest of Grand Destinies!  I have been transported into the 41st millennium to fight against the forces of Chaos, the bloody bastard Orks, the insect gluttonous Tyrannids, the racist and down primitive Imperium of Man, the almost facing copyright lawsuit undead robot assholes Necrons, and the stuck up, snobby, should've died out long again Eldar.  These are my enemies and I will win!  Even if we Tau haven't gotten our melee game down...

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This time, I am taking a bit of a break from planning out my novel, The Primal Soldiers, but I am still going to tackle on my artwork for the story and finish my profile image.  Not only that. but we Tau are lacking in melee and need to work on getting up close and personal with our strikes.  I shall relieve myself of stress by becoming more mindful as well as cleanse myself of impurities for The Greater Good.  As well work on my taxes, because War costs money!  All this is to help me master my most meaningful and ever lasting quest...my MAIN quest...
 


My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman

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These challenges have been short and compact thanks to the length.  Though I am Tau, I have realized that WE are not racist, fanatical crazies and the other races have beautiful they can offer for The Greater Good.  They may not see it, but we Tau clearly do and thus I have taken inspiration from these people in order to further improve myself and my armies to expand our glorious Empire.  Perhaps then they will accept our generous offer for them to join us and take on our philosophy for The Greater Good.
 
If not, we shall shoot them dead.  But that's another fight :D.

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Orks - Muay Thai to prepare for WAAAAAAAAGH!!!!
Details: Orks love to fight the biggest and baddest fighta's all around. These cockney green bitches love getting into a rumble and I enjoy it too. Thus I shall go to Kickboxing or Muay Thai at Easton at least twice a week this time. Aim for Muay Thai but count Kickboxing as well.
Contingencies: Shouldn't be an issue; I have a lot of options for times, though if something comes up, I can substitute a cardio kickboxing instead of going to Easton. Let's pump myself up and keep up this habit!
Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca and this lovely thread will be updated as well.
Grading:
A for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts three a week ( 25 pt - 2 Dex 1 Sta 1 Str )
B for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts twice a week ( 20 pts - 1 Dex 1 Sta )
C for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts once a week ( 15 pts - 1 Dex )
F for all else

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Adeptus Soritas - Keep your Faith and Be Mindful. Do not be clouded by fear.
Details: Though closely related to another group down below, the Adeptus Soritas, or Sisters of Battle, are loyal to only one being; The God Emperor. Their faith is so strong that they have no periods of doubt, even in the bloodies of war. These women are a force to be reckoned with and will cleanse any doubt (or heathen Xenos) with fire. I want to practice a bit of mindfulness myself. Not meditation per say, but to do a short exercise to help ease my head and stress. For this I shall use this list of mindfulness exercise a few times a week. I may also do some yoga just to help relax as a substitute.
Contingencies: No contingencies. Just need to remember to do at least one mindfulness exercise, especially when feeling stressed.
Tracking: I'll be tracking by updating this thread at least five times daily.
Grading:
A for Stress-relieving mindfulness 4 to 5 times a week ( 20 pt - 2 Cha 1 Con )
B for Stress-relieving mindfulness 2 to 3 times a week ( 15 pts - 1 Cha )
F for all else


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Tau - Less Drinking For the Greater Good
Details: We Tau believe in doing the best for 'The Greater Good' or the best for everyone (that's Tau or accepts Tau philosophy. We are not racists). We are a society that treasures the whole over the individual and this successful motto turned then from a race of hunters and gatherers to a small but growing technological super power. Therefore I will face my hardest challenge: I will limit myself to two drinks a week with only ONE cheat day. Anytime I drink more than two drinks a week, I will do ten burpees per extra drink or knock off the grade. This is March. This sucks.
Contingencies: Either I can drink during the final ski trip of the season or if Brent and I do the big Collaboration Beer Festival. That's it. Only one of those can be a cheat day.
Tracking: I will be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca and this lovely thread will be updated as well.
Grading:
A for only two drinks a week + burpee penalties for extra drinks ( 20 pt - 2 Con 1 Wis )
B for only three drinks a week + burpee penalties for extra drinks ( 15 pts - 2 Con )
C foronly four drinks a week + burpree penalties for extra drinks ( 10 pts - 1 Con )
F for all else

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Harlequins - Everything for the Art
Details: A once proud and powerful race, the Eldar are now a endangered, fragmented, broken species. The birth of 'She Who Thirsts' destroyed all the Old Gods...but one. Cegorach, the Trickster God, laughed his ass out of dodge and is the last remaining Old God, and his cast of players, the Harlequins, remain to continue the old Eldar traditions and perfect the Art of Death. So I shall do the same (except...without the death part) and just work on my art now, with some focus on character portraits for the people in my story.  Wanted to take a little bit of a planning break to just do various pieces of art.
Contingencies: Final ski trip and some busy weekends my hamper this but not too much.
Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track.
Grading:
A for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 25 exp ( 2 Wis 2 Cha )
B for at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 20 exp (1 Wis 1 Cha)
F for all else

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The Inquisition - Pay your Debt to the Emperor
Details: The Inquisition are racist and fanatical enforcers of the imperium. Anything that is deemed heretical means certain death...or worse...and IT'S TAX SEASON AND I HAVEN'T DONE MY TAXES YET AND I NEED A REMINDER TO DO THEM!!!
Contingencies: None! It's TAX SEASON!
Tracking: This thread! DID I DO THE DAMN THING YET?!
Grading:
A for Taxes completed! ( 10 exp - 1 Wis )
F for all else (and the IRS/Inquisition will come and claim Exterminatus on my home, my family, my cow, etc)
 
This challenge has taken shape!  I have all that I need to fully succeed!  Here are my measurements, apparently required from the Water Caste to use in our motivational speeches when it's time to fight!
 

Feb 2016



Starting Measurements:
Date: 02/28/2016 @  10:30 am
Weight: 130.2
***Body Fat***: 22%
Waist: 23
Waist @ Navel: 24
Hips: 34.5
Neck: 12
Chest: 32
Left Bicep: 11
Right Thigh: 16
Wrist: 5.5
Forearm: 9
 
Ooof.  Definitely need to drink less for the greater good!  Been a little too loose with my diet and it shows in these measurements!  Nothing that can't be fixed though!

The future is grim, the future is dark, the future is GRIM DARK!  There is always endless fighting.  But victory is around the horizon and the forces of chaos will be driven back so there can be...further war with other factions because that is the Warhammer 40k Universe!  I have chosen my quests for true victory!  FOR THE GREATER GOOD I WILL SHOOT AND BLAST THIS CHALLENGE OUT OF MY WAY TO FURTHER OUR CONQUEST OF THE GALAXY!!! 
 
THIS MEANS WAR(hammer 40k).  LET'S KICK ASS!!!!

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Hah, nice challenge!     That Heresy train pic is amazing.    And Strickland's pic makes me really really want to play Dark Heresy again.   I really had fun with that game (up until my Psyker rolled 98 twice, and then 99 on the Psychic phenomenon table... while standing on top of the frozen remains of an long defeated daemon.  Oooops.)     Sweet voiced little Caelia went all Full Mode Demon then...

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Nice goals as always.    Well thought out and planned ahead.    Love it!     And seriously, with the themes you keep picking, I'm pretty sure if I showed my RL gaming buddies, you'd have a whole freaking fan cub that looked like this.

 

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Anyway!   I really super serious plan to follow along better this time.  For reals, for reals!

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Hah, nice challenge!     That Heresy train pic is amazing.    And Strickland's pic makes me really really want to play Dark Heresy again.   I really had fun with that game (up until my Psyker rolled 98 twice, and then 99 on the Psychic phenomenon table... while standing on top of the frozen remains of an long defeated daemon.  Oooops.)     Sweet voiced little Caelia went all Full Mode Demon then...

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Nice goals as always.    Well thought out and planned ahead.    Love it!     And seriously, with the themes you keep picking, I'm pretty sure if I showed my RL gaming buddies, you'd have a whole freaking fan cub that looked like this.

 

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Anyway!   I really super serious plan to follow along better this time.  For reals, for reals!

 

The Warhammer 40k universe always has dark stuff like that!  Really enjoy it for that reason and I'm starting to get into the game mechanics as well (considering how much time and money already went into the game).  Man demons and the warp...thank goodness that Tau has no pyskers cause oof.  Really awesome, but also, very dangerous.

 

Haha I love my challenges too!  I choose fun challenges cause hey-

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Here for this~

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Hai thar! :D

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Mindfulness Exercise 1/16: Mindful Awareness (Touch point)

So let's see about keep track of these fleeting moments.  I put on my headphones just to help muffle the noise a bit and currently enjoying a warm cup of tea.  My hands are often cold and wrapping my hands around the cup, feeling the soothing heat through my fingertips feels rather nice.  I like feeling warm and heated versus cold, especially as it helps me relax a bit.  Also the honey in the tea combined with the warmth is very soothing too.  Just need to take some time to be aware of how nice a hot cup of tea feels.  Generally how nice hot cups of things feel in a cool and admittedly loud office.  Helps me stay a bit calmer too :)

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Mindfulness Exercise 1/16: Mindful Awareness (Touch point)

So let's see about keep track of these fleeting moments.  I put on my headphones just to help muffle the noise a bit and currently enjoying a warm cup of tea.  My hands are often cold and wrapping my hands around the cup, feeling the soothing heat through my fingertips feels rather nice.  I like feeling warm and heated versus cold, especially as it helps me relax a bit.  Also the honey in the tea combined with the warmth is very soothing too.  Just need to take some time to be aware of how nice a hot cup of tea feels.  Generally how nice hot cups of things feel in a cool and admittedly loud office.  Helps me stay a bit calmer too :)

 

THIS

 

This is one of my big time tricks for getting my head straight when the shit has SERIOUSLY hit the fan and I'm about to go to Defcon 5

 

Even if I can only sit at my desk and run my fingers over the keys of my keyboard, just taking time to step back and NOTICE the feelings and really let my mind focus on that simple sensation is huge, HUGE.  Never fails to work. :)

 

YOU ROOOCCCKKKK

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ohai

 

Here for this~

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FOR THE EMPEROR

 

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Also, hi! You have succeeded in making a challenge that was more fun than mine. Again.

 

But like I say.

 

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I have to say this, but the Tau are definitely similar to Fairytail and Natsu...except for one thing:

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Friendship and...Crisis Suits.  Lots and lots of crisis suits...and big shootas....

 

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The fact that this exists brings me much...much joy... Such a beautiful image and Orks are just so hilariously awesome!

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THIS

 

This is one of my big time tricks for getting my head straight when the shit has SERIOUSLY hit the fan and I'm about to go to Defcon 5

 

Even if I can only sit at my desk and run my fingers over the keys of my keyboard, just taking time to step back and NOTICE the feelings and really let my mind focus on that simple sensation is huge, HUGE.  Never fails to work. :)

 

YOU ROOOCCCKKKK

Hehe thanks! I'm happy to know that someone else has been using this kinda of calming technique! Really hope to have the same success! I kinda already did a little bit of a touch point exercise during my strength training and it actually helped me refocus which helped me finish the workout too. I'll talk about that more in my status!

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Before we get started with my first status, I will say that the past few days I have been doing my strength workout, including an upper body routine. Here is a short set of numbers:

Bicep Curls @ 20 lb per hand @ 2 * 8

Tricep Extension @ 17 lb per hand @ 2 * 8 (8 per arm)

Dumbbell Drop @ 14 lb per hand @ 2 * 8

Overhead Press @ 20 lb per hand @ 2 * 8

Ventral + Lateral Raise @ 10 lb per hand @ 2 * 8

Chest Press @ 30 lb per hand @ 2 * 8

Now I shall move onwards to my status!! WOOO!!!

 

Day 01

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Orks - Muay Thai to prepare for WAAAAAAAAGH!!!!

Day 01 Details: Muay Thai yesterday!  More Thai Boxing and worked on blocking and keeping my stance tight.  Also a bit more on footwork as well!

Adeptus Soritas - Keep your Faith and Be Mindful. Do not be clouded by fear.

Day 01 Details: Did a touchpoint exercise yesterday and I also took a bit of time to focus on my lifting: how my hand feels around the dumbbell handle.  The coarse edges as I grip the handles, along with taking deep breaths, really helped me focus, especially since I wasn't feel like a workout today.  It helped me focus my legs on balancing during the steps up, and feeling the metal grip on my hands and the soft scratching on my callouses did help calm me and focus on the workout and not how tired and sluggish how I felt.

 

I also took a minute or so to focus on my keyboard and take deep breaths during typing.  Today was already a long, long day and this little bit of time to myself, removing my headphones and removing myself from a teleconference for a little bit did help calm me.  I have to say a tiny bit of mindfulness helps.  02/16 Mindful days complete.

Tau - Less Drinking For the Greater Good

Day 01 Details: No drinks yet!  Tonight is trivia and I will do my best to not grab a drink!  No drink!  NO DRINK!  I will say that I do have that cheat day; but I may use that for the San Diego trip coming up this weekend and that is all.  Need to keep this mind.

Harlequins - Everything for the Art

Day 01 Details: So I didn't work on a character portrait for my story, nor did I work on my Chibi Profile image, but the hubs requested a logo for the Warhammer 40k channel he is starting on youtube and thus I have been working on a title image for him.  It is a bit of a different style, more painterly than I am used to.  Once I am at a good point with it, I will either post a WIP or maybe it'll be complete at that time.  So yes, working on art indeed.

The Inquisition - Pay your Debt to the Emperor

Day 01 Details: Not yet.  Maybe not this weekend.  Next week?  Let's hope!  I need to do my taxes!

Todays' Plan: So this morning I did a workout for the lower body which was painful and hard, but thanks to the mindful exercise this morning, I made it through!  Here are some numbers:

Step ups @ 24 lb per hand @ 3 * 8 (8 per leg)

Alternating Side Lunges @ 22 lb per hand @ 3 * 8 (8 per leg)

Straight-leg Deadlifts @ 30 lb per hand @ 3 * 8

Alternating Lunges @ 24 lb per hand @ 3 * 8 (8 per leg)

Squats @ 30 lb per hand @ 3 * 8

Calf Raises @ 30 lb per hand @ 3 * 8

 

When I get home, I'll play a short 500 pt game with the hubs and then if we have time, I shall move on to working on the logo, or we will be off to trivia, where, once more..telling myself this...I WILL NOT DRINK!  If I do, then BURPEES!  Painful, painful burpees.  I have already done my mindfulness exercise for the day (multiple times already) and I really like the touch point exercises so far.

 

Until next time!

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No drinking at Trivia! You want to be sharp and ready.

 

A YouTube channel, huh? Cool. Let us know when it's posted! It'll be fun to see.

Hehe usually at trivia it's just a glass of wine or a beer. But yesterday I was strong! No beer! No even considering the drink list! I only had water. One small victory!

Yeah I'll let ya know and I'll also post links to any videos we bring up! Been working on a title image and icon for him which is coming along okay for the most part. Just need to work on more details and blending.

 

You do no drinking! You is brave! You will be victorious, i'm sure of that!

 

Will be keeping an eye on your drinking game lady!!!

 

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I AM BRAVE!! But also a planner. Considering the ski season is ending, this means that the hubs and I will be going full on family planning. So I have to get used to not drinking anyways to prepare myself. Also, it'll help clean up my diet a bit more too since I have been slacking over the winter. Many health benefits...

Just sucks since I do enjoy trying cocktails, whiskeys, beers, and stuff. Blah!

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Day 02

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Orks - Muay Thai to prepare for WAAAAAAAAGH!!!!

Day 02 Details: Not yesterday.  But expect an update from Muay Thai later tonight :D.

Adeptus Soritas - Keep your Faith and Be Mindful. Do not be clouded by fear.

Day 02 Details: 03/16 Mindful days complete-

After the touch point exercises I did for Mindful Awareness, deciding that, though today is Day 3, now that I'm here typing, to do a Mindful Listening exercise. Somewhat hard since I was also eating breakfast but found a song to listen to and just really try and listen. The song is 'Beyond Monday' by Glitch Mob.

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Not one of my favorite songs of them, but when listening to it and not thinking about whether or I not I was enjoying the song...it was interesting.  Reminded me of a launch into space really; the chaos the fear of letting go and flying away, of losing someone to a long journey and then once it got quiet, once you broke through barrier of Earth's atmosphere, the song shifted and became slower, more thoughtful, more...expansive.  Esentially like floating into a was visual landscape where there is so no ground.

 

So yes.  Interesting.  Mindful listening...may do this again and describe what other feelings come to mind with other songs.

Tau - Less Drinking For the Greater Good

Day 02 Details: 0/2 Drinks.  I didn't drink during trivia, nor when I was losing to the hubs during Warhammer 40k (really tried to do a lot of mindful breathing to get over the fact I was losing...but ugh...I am the sorest of sore losers...).  So yay!  Keeping strong!  KEEPING THE HOPE ALIVE!!!!

Harlequins - Everything for the Art

Day 02 Details: Didn't have time to work on my title image for the Warhammer 40k gaming channel just yet.  I will be doing that tonight.  Hope to finish it, if not, I shall post a WIP.

The Inquisition - Pay your Debt to the Emperor

Day 02 Details: Not yet.  NEXT WEEK!  I have all the papers; I shall do this adulting task next week.

Todays' Plan: So I did a Bodyweight Cardio routine today that...was a bit difficult.  Mostly due to my legs still not working properly from yesterday.  I was pretty sore.  But I got it done and I'm ready to take on Muay Thai tonight!  W00t!

 

I also already did a Mindful Listening exercise and detailed it above, so got that done ahead of time as well.  Next up on the list is just work on my art once I get home and also do a lunch walk (need to run an errand).  Also have a hair appointment planned, though I'm not doing anything different; just trimming my hair and clearing up the layers.

 

Until next time peeps!

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