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Dammit Rurik! I didn't get a single feel leaving camp, knowing I'd see people on the forums. It wasn't until you talked about going back next year knowing I probably won't that I caught the feels. Meeting you was one of the highlights of the trip, it totally changed the way I read your posts now. There will be a way for us to meet again, even if it's camp in two years.

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1 hour ago, iatetheyeti said:

Not gonna miss this no matter which guild you hide it in :P 

 

Jealous of your trip to CNF, it sounds like everyone had a blast!

 

Glad to have you along, mate.  Camp truly was an amazing, transformative experience!

 

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5 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Meeting you was one of the highlights of the trip, it totally changed the way I read your posts now.

 

What, you mean reading it in my too-gravelly-for television voice made raw from belting out too much N*Sync during Glow Night?  :P

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8 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

This was a strange party.  There were two DJs, hundreds of people glowing in the dark under black lights, but no sound.  Both DJs played their music into headsets everyone wore with a channel switch to change between the two stations.  So half the dancers might be dancing and singing along to N*Sync - definitely not me and definitely not slamming out the choreography to Bye Bye Bye almost perfectly - while the others jammed along to Journey's Don't Stop Believing.  Eventually convinced the Red Channel DJ to play Watch Me by Silento to continue my out of control dancing routine.

 

That is SO. FRICKIN. AWESOME. 

 

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You sound like you had a blast. You guys should all come over and hold one in Australia ^_^

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16 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Starting weight baseline217 lbs.  How the fuck did that happen?

 

13 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

In true Viking Ranger style, I proceeded to become bold, boisterous, and intoxicated.  Shutdown and closed out the bar twice technically, ran them dry of any beer of note (starting with Sam Adams' Oktoberfest).

13 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Friday

Woke up with the mother of hangovers

There's your answer

 

Thanks for the writeup and thumbs up for having such a great time at camp. Wish I'll be able to join you fine folks some day.

 

Feels like the Ranger guild has grown too large for its own good and now we're branching out to conquer explore the rest of the forums ;)

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2 hours ago, Flex Luthor said:

The ranger panties seduce all to the warrior side.

1 hour ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Here to continue my efforts to change you from a Ranger with a Lifting Problem to a Warrior with a CrossFit problem.

14 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Thanks for joining us this round. We'll try not to steal you forever.

 

In all honesty I will probably be spending a challenge or two over here early-ish next year because I want to do a PL comp sometime next year.  So I will be watching carefully how this all goes down so I know what to avoid in your permanent recruitment attempts of Rurik.  Keep those ranger panties away from me.  YOU WARRIORS ARE ODDLY SNEAKY FOR SUCH MUSCLEY FOLKS!

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Awesome camp wright up man. One day I will find a way to join you guys!

 

11 hours ago, mr_willes said:

Great write up Rurik, exactly what we home-stayers needed!

 

Got any tips from Travel Hacking 101, how to get to Camp from Europe cheap? I so want to join in on that fun! And if @Sam Ashen isn't too old for it, neither am i :D 

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19 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Off to Primal Movement 101 with headmaster Jonathan Mead, someone I had been looking forward to meeting for a long time.  He quickly got us into our bare feet and had us out walking on grass, over roots, gravel and stoned, over bridges, pavement, onto the cheese grater flooring of Panem where I had lifted the night before, and climbing on the pull-up rig.  Really enjoyed that one.

 

JEALOUS!!!!! Man I woulda been in that class with you dude. I'm glad you got to meet Mr. Mead.

 

19 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

I can't wait to go back next year!

 

That makes me breathe a sigh of relief...I'll see you next year than!!

 

15 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Glad that you found me, old friend.  I got your "present" from Big Show.  My butt appreciated the pat.  ;)

 

HAHA, yessir, can't NOT follow you and your shenanigans old friend. HAHAH, good deal man! We were having a beer that night I met Big Show and I got his wild idea to make you uncomfortable somehow because Big Show is totally ok making folks uncomfortable and I just flat out told him, "Dude! When you get to camp and you finally get to meet Rurik, please hug him and squeeze his ass for me, please" :) I figured since you gotta wait a whole year before you get a real Wolfie ass grab/hug then Big Show is a good substitute this year.

 

Loved the writeup and I'm feeling your energy and feeding off of it, brother! Keep up the great work my friend.

 

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14 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

What, you mean reading it in my too-gravelly-for television voice made raw from belting out too much N*Sync during Glow Night?  :P

That is exactly what it means. I'm now imagining you dancing at your keyboard while typing.

4 hours ago, Raxie said:

 

In all honesty I will probably be spending a challenge or two over here early-ish next year because I want to do a PL comp sometime next year.  So I will be watching carefully how this all goes down so I know what to avoid in your permanent recruitment attempts of Rurik.  Keep those ranger panties away from me.  YOU WARRIORS ARE ODDLY SNEAKY FOR SUCH MUSCLEY FOLKS!

I think in spirit the Rangers have always been closest to the Warriors. I think they get us more than any of the other guilds, but that may be my bias because I prioritize powerlifting in my Rangerly order of ALL THE THINGS!

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1 hour ago, Wild Wolf said:

HAHA, yessir, can't NOT follow you and your shenanigans old friend. HAHAH, good deal man! We were having a beer that night I met Big Show and I got his wild idea to make you uncomfortable somehow because Big Show is totally ok making folks uncomfortable and I just flat out told him, "Dude! When you get to camp and you finally get to meet Rurik, please hug him and squeeze his ass for me, please" :) I figured since you gotta wait a whole year before you get a real Wolfie ass grab/hug then Big Show is a good substitute this year.

 

This was particularly great because it all happened within 5 seconds of Rurik arriving at the hotel from the airport.  I rushed at him with a beer from a cross the room yelling "AHHHHH RUUURRRIIIKKKK", then Show gave him a pick-up hug and patted his butt.  Quite the welcome I must say.

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13 hours ago, mr_willes said:

Got any tips from Travel Hacking 101, how to get to Camp from Europe cheap? I so want to join in on that fun! And if @Sam Ashen isn't too old for it, neither am i :D 

 

Marissa took my notes than I did, but most the class was bringing up various websites like airbnb and couchsurfing abroad to save accomodation expenses and a small amount of discussion targeted toward hacking credit cards, but that part was pretty much exclusively American info.

 

13 hours ago, ManicSpider said:

That is SO. FRICKIN. AWESOME. 

 

Just+imagine+usain+bolt+goes+down+to+the

 

You sound like you had a blast. You guys should all come over and hold one in Australia ^_^

 

Ah, it was such a great time.  I'm still living up the #CampVibes this week!

 

10 hours ago, Raxie said:

Don't worry - that's because you didn't! It was all darkfoxx haha :)

 

Darn her sneaky shenanigans and Wizardly ways!

 

7 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Feels like the Ranger guild has grown too large for its own good and now we're branching out to conquer explore the rest of the forums ;)

 

Exploring exciting lands, meeting new people, pillaging their belongings.  That's pretty much what Vikings do, right?

 

7 hours ago, Flex Luthor said:

The ranger panties seduce all to the warrior side.

 

This thread is nuts. It was freaking awesome to meet you dude. Glad to have you throwing some heavy shit around in here.

 

Might be too early for #WeidaWednesday, but we can keep the ranger panties vibe going anyways, right?

 

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I'm really enjoying myself over here so far.  It's amazing how busy this challenge is already getting and all the new friends I'm making!

 

6 hours ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Here to continue my efforts to change you from a Ranger with a Lifting Problem to a Warrior with a CrossFit problem.

 

I fear you may have already been successful.  *cough cough*

 

5 hours ago, ixaera said:

Your attempt to convert me backfired, I see!

Mwahaha

 

I still have duties as Ranger Guild Leader to attempt conversion wherever I find myself, backfiring intentions or not.  :P

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5 hours ago, Raxie said:

In all honesty I will probably be spending a challenge or two over here early-ish next year because I want to do a PL comp sometime next year.  So I will be watching carefully how this all goes down so I know what to avoid in your permanent recruitment attempts of Rurik.  Keep those ranger panties away from me.  YOU WARRIORS ARE ODDLY SNEAKY FOR SUCH MUSCLEY FOLKS!

 

They're strangely welcoming too, but I largely blame #CampVibes so far!

 

2 hours ago, Jarric said:

Awesome camp wright up man. One day I will find a way to join you guys!

 

Do it.  You will not regret it, sir!

 

2 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

JEALOUS!!!!! Man I woulda been in that class with you dude. I'm glad you got to meet Mr. Mead.

 

HAHA, yessir, can't NOT follow you and your shenanigans old friend. HAHAH, good deal man! We were having a beer that night I met Big Show and I got his wild idea to make you uncomfortable somehow because Big Show is totally ok making folks uncomfortable and I just flat out told him, "Dude! When you get to camp and you finally get to meet Rurik, please hug him and squeeze his ass for me, please" :) I figured since you gotta wait a whole year before you get a real Wolfie ass grab/hug then Big Show is a good substitute this year.

 

Loved the writeup and I'm feeling your energy and feeding off of it, brother! Keep up the great work my friend.

 

It was super awkward, but we were supposed to make a commitment and stick to it.  So far I'm right on track, scary or not.  Definitely the strangest interaction I've ever endured but one I might not be able to dismiss out of hand quite so easily as I originally thought.  Jonathon was right when he said you'll know more about a person after staring into their eyes for a few minutes than people you've known for years.

 

Would it upset you if I said it didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all?  haha

 

Definitely riding the Camp high and feeling some good energy this week.  Best use it for something constructive before the gas tank runs dry!

 

54 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That is exactly what it means. I'm now imagining you dancing at your keyboard while typing.

I think in spirit the Rangers have always been closest to the Warriors. I think they get us more than any of the other guilds, but that may be my bias because I prioritize powerlifting in my Rangerly order of ALL THE THINGS!

 

My condolences for the unfortunate mental image of my dancing.  Thankfully I don't have to watch it beyond First Person perspective.  :P

 

Powerlift All The Things!

 

51 minutes ago, Raxie said:

This was particularly great because it all happened within 5 seconds of Rurik arriving at the hotel from the airport.  I rushed at him with a beer from a cross the room yelling "AHHHHH RUUURRRIIIKKKK", then Show gave him a pick-up hug and patted his butt.  Quite the welcome I must say.

 

Yours was definitely the first face I recognized.  Nothing feels more welcoming than walking into a strange room and latching onto someone familiar straight away!  I couldn't dream up a more perfect welcome; I just wish there hadn't been an equally mellowing goodbye to follow on the weekend!

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26 minutes ago, spezzy said:

HI :)

 

BOOM!  Damn, everyone was right when they said I had another 20# in the tank.  Next year I'll push the envelope more!  Thanks, Stace!

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Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

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33 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

BOOM!  Damn, everyone was right when they said I had another 20# in the tank.  Next year I'll push the envelope more!  Thanks, Stace!

 

yeah, easy. it's too bad we ran so late - the next day a few people took 4ths for PRs because we finished early.

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On September 26, 2016 at 6:39 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

My newfound friends of Kirby's Dreamland 22 and crashing on their veranda for three nights.

Thinking I would have to mope through the security of two airports but running into Nerds at both to help me through my Feels.

Just the entire Camp NF atmosphere and finally knowing you've found your tribe.

 

I can't wait to go back next year!

 

I love that you only reference KD 22 as your cabin... we totally adopted you for all of camp!! :D And I love all those videos :P!!

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I fear you may have already been successful *cough cough* 

Not surprising. We did rub beards for a solid 10 seconds after all.

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2 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

BOOM!  Damn, everyone was right when they said I had another 20# in the tank.  Next year I'll push the envelope more!  Thanks, Stace!

 

Just a general comment:  You are much better off leaving 20 pounds on the floor than bombing.  So for a first meet experience, this is a good thing.

 

For your opener, you are trying to do two things.  One is to get on the board with a number.  The other is to set yourself up to show everybody your current 1RM, which will be your second attempt.  Your third attempt will be your new PR.

 

I assume you hit all 9 of your lifts.  Awesome work!

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Realizing not all of my followers here are Facebook friends, I'll share this gnarly deadlifting picture from the Camp NF photographer's portfolio to get this challenge whipped up into Warrior shape!

 

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If I ever find a reason to try online dating, that would totally be my profile picture.  :P

 

5 hours ago, maegs said:

That lift looked easy-peasy, nice job! 

 

It felt stupid heavy at the time, hence the 10# shy of my 1RM final lift.  #hindsight

 

5 hours ago, spezzy said:

yeah, easy. it's too bad we ran so late - the next day a few people took 4ths for PRs because we finished early.

 

That would have been awesome!  Now that I have a meet under my belt, I'll definitely open my mind to pushing myself harder on that 3rd and final lift.

 

4 hours ago, Amdhiel said:

I love that you only reference KD 22 as your cabin... we totally adopted you for all of camp!! :D And I love all those videos :P!!

 

Correction:  my porch, and what a lovely porch it was!  Even when there was six of us out there.  Speaking of which, total missed photo-op there!

 

4 hours ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Not surprising. We did rub beards for a solid 10 seconds after all.

 

That might be my #1 highlight of Camp.

 

3 hours ago, Sam Ashen said:

Just a general comment:  You are much better off leaving 20 pounds on the floor than bombing.  So for a first meet experience, this is a good thing.

 

For your opener, you are trying to do two things.  One is to get on the board with a number.  The other is to set yourself up to show everybody your current 1RM, which will be your second attempt.  Your third attempt will be your new PR.

 

I assume you hit all 9 of your lifts.  Awesome work!

 

That's probably my biggest takeaway from the meet.  Learning the strategies for planning my lifts.

 

I nailed 3/3 squats, 2/3 bench (missed 270 because I wasn't warm at all), and crushed 3/3 deads.  Still pleased with my hard work preparing over the last 10 months!

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Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

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

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