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Episode IV: A New Hope Role

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This isn't Star Wars??

 

I have this thing that I call floon.   I learned the term during my MUSH'ing days.  (Online, text based, story heavy rp games.)   It basically refers to this intangible thing that doesn't just support your current interests, but seems to elevate them to near all encompassing levels.    My floon (blame Ranger brain here) shifts from time to time, and as one thing quietly fades to a lower level on my floon radar, something else will skyrocket to unimaginable levels.    And so as I have started stepping away from SW things (rest assured, I shall always be a Jedi, but I think that guild burnt me out a bit), I have found a new inspiration that has jolted floon levels with a sharp swing back into Fantasy things.

 

Goal #1 - Be Combat Ready!

 

1A.  Strong like Grog!                                              1B.  Move like Vex!                                   1C.   Center like Keyleth

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Grog may only have an Int of 6, but as Vax once said to him, "Grog, know your strengths.  It is your strength."      Sometimes the party needs to rely on the strength of the heavy to get through the encounter- and sometimes the heavy drops in the first round!  I need to be strong enough to shoulder through even when my Grog does down.   Vex is a Ranger, so she spends a lot of time on the move; exploring the woods, hanging out with her bear Trinket, doing those sort of ranger things we all know so well.     As a druid, Keyleth is quite capable of fighting, but she also knows when she must be centered and focused on the calm.    Reflection and rest are just as important as everything else.

 

  • Stronglifts 3x / Week

**Trust the program.

**No quitting until after week 12.  Yeah.   We're going all in here.

 

  • Run, walk, move 2x / Week

**Runs, walks and hockey count as move.   I'll be back to skating 2x a week soon.  No reason for it NOT to count.

 

 

  • Active Rest 1-2x / Week

**In short, don't be a slouch.    Yoga, light walks of 20m, stretching, ... basically, make sure I do not have a day where I sit gaming the entire time.   Even if it's just a 20 minute walk or yoga video.  Do something that moves the body.

 

These three areas will account for the physical activity side of the challenge.     It's not overzealous, it focuses on the thing that requires the most attention (Stronglifts needing 3x to follow program correctly) and allows a lot of wiggle room and variety on the remaining points.

 

Goal #2 - GM's Gotta Number!

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In order to run a good game, you have to know the system, and you gotta be ready to crunch numbers.    This is what I need to do with my activity and food.   Need to know what I am eating and fueling with, and the numbers on what's going in and out.    I won't know if I've hit the enemies AC, unless I've added up all my to hit bonuses!

 

  • Food Tracking M-F 100% 5x/week

** My M-F have been very good for a while.  Keep at this.   Including the new habit of taking left overs to Thursday D&D night so I don't tank on eating out mid week.

** Saturday and Sunday's have been historically... well, akin to a full party wipe.   Has to stop.   Now, weekends almost ALWAYS include a meal out with family or friends,  so we're going AMTAP on this.  (As many tracks as possible)

  • Saturday/Sunday Variances 2 MEALS/week

** In order to not be so strict that I hate myself and throw an ancient dragon at the party... two meals per week can go untracked.  NOT 2 days... 2 meals.

** The rest of Sat/Sun must be tracked!

 

So food stuff here.  Pretty simple and straight forward.    Will also be trying to incorporate more veggies per day on this and I'll add that as a side collection quest sort of thing.

 

 

 

Goal #3 - Bard's do it all!

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Bard's get the jack of all trades tag in D&D.  A little of this, a little of that... what they have in spades though, is creativity.   Ok, and charisma.   And probably a good chunk of all sorts of little doodads and gimmicks that will come in handy for the party.    Here's where the rest of my stuff goes.   From art, to BuJo-ing, to reading the things and affirmations.  It's also where a new project is going to go.   I've been stalling on this "running a game" for my friends for years.   Every time I say I will do it, I get a bit further than the last time, but ... I never go all the way through.   I am going to use this new floon and on-going inspiration, to finally get it done!

 

  • BuJo - Every day I'm BuJoing.   7x/week
  • Read 1 Chapter of Bible.   7x/week
  • Write affirmation.  7x/week.
  • SHARE an affirmation.  1x/week.
  • Art Stuff.  3/x week
  • D&D planning.  2 hours/week.

 

 

Well, for not having any idea what my theme would be, or what I wanted to do this time around... as of um, let's see... 2 hours ago.  This came together pretty fast.   Now to see it through.   ALL THE WAY THROUGH!   

 

Let's get this flaming sphere rolling shall we?

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Today Stuff!

 

Ran at lunch.    Totally wasn't feeling it.   Sore and just, general lethargy and blehness.  Wasn't worried about timing anything.   Just wanted to make sure I ran a total distance of 2.5 miles - even if it was interspersed with walking.

 

Walked 1 Lap, Ran 24 (2 miles)

Walked 5 laps (.42 miles)   Ran 6 laps (.5 miles)

Walked 4 laps for cool down.  (.34 miles)

 

Dinner. Was. Amazing.   And I am super glad I ran today because it let me have more of the delicious meat.    Bro-in-Law cooked up a couple racks of pork loin back ribs.   More of a dry dusted type, rather than bbq type.     Sided with a baked sweet potato which I spritzed some butter on and threw on some cajun seasoning.  (Not a fan of sweet, hot food, so I liked to salt-season up my yams.)    Finished it off with some of the Costa Rican coffee my brother brought back for us, decaf- of course, so as to not hype me up.

 

I had about 30 minutes of art while the ribs finished cooking, then went back and did another hour of it after!  Holy smokes- that's nuts!!   Got a ton done on Mira.    Clothes and color seem to help a ton.    All that's left for her is shading and background.    I ended up so flustered with not getting the right smirk for her, that I traipsed into 'finish it so I can start a new' trap.    

 

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Tomorrow we're having RoyBoy over for his b-day dinner.   He's my friend/adopted into the family brother.    We're doing pot roast so I need to make sure I get a lot of steps and burn some energy during the workout at lunch.    Love these meat dishes, but they're so high in calorie usually.   I'll have to try and get some sketching in during the day since I'll be hosting a b-day boy in the evening.     We're gonna play some Don't Starve after filling our REAL bellies to the brim.

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

More of a dry dusted type, rather than bbq type.

Where I'm from, dry rub style is real bbq.

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15 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Where I'm from, dry rub style is real bbq.

We did in fact say, "More of a Texas style rib," while eating.   Admittedly, I thought of you. :D

 

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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Following!

 

Great job with the run.  Yeah, you might not have been feeling it, but you still got the job done. :) 

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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17 hours ago, Starpuck said:

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CRITICAL ROLE!!!  Oh you know I am so in for this shit.  If for no other reason that it gives me an excuse to post CR youtube videos.  

 

EDIT: doing my best to avoid spoilers since I don't know if you're caught up or not. 

 

 

12 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I had about 30 minutes of art while the ribs finished cooking, then went back and did another hour of it after!  Holy smokes- that's nuts!!   Got a ton done on Mira.    Clothes and color seem to help a ton.    All that's left for her is shading and background.    I ended up so flustered with not getting the right smirk for her, that I traipsed into 'finish it so I can start a new' trap.    

 

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So, ahh, ahem.  The smirk looks great!  I would comment on the, uh.........crotch area.  It seems a bit......large?  There's really no way to make this not sound like an innuendo, is there?  

 

Ok, moving right along.  

 

7 hours ago, mightstone2k said:

Mmm... barbecue.

 

Oh yeah, found you.

 

All of this! :D 

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17 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following! May all your rolls be in your favor.

 

14 hours ago, obax said:

Following, of course! It's all greek to me, but I do know enough to echo Tank's sentiments!

 

8 hours ago, mightstone2k said:

Mmm... barbecue.

Oh yeah, found you.

 

5 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

That's not what you said about Shadowrun... Oh wait, you're not running the game.

Also, following

 

WOO!  I have amassed followers!  I hear that's really good for such a young adventurer!  I mean, minions don't come until further along in the campaign usually, right?  :D

 

Thanks all!  Glad to have you along!   And don't worry Obax, it's not like I am gonna be bringing up THAC0.   Haha.

 

1 hour ago, Nymeria said:

Following!

Great job with the run.  Yeah, you might not have been feeling it, but you still got the job done. :) 

Ugh.   I really do long for the days where I am feeling it.   Those days will come, right?  Riiight?  <.<  

 

1 hour ago, obax said:

This Canadian household agree. I dunno if there's really Canadian bbq, probably just other people's bbq with maple added, but I'll take Texas style any day.

I sometimes like saucy bbq, but most of the time I'm a naked meat girl.   Um.  Moving along, yes.  Dry rubs are the best.    (That is not helping the innuendo issue at all.)

 

49 minutes ago, Oramac said:

 

CRITICAL ROLE!!!  Oh you know I am so in for this shit.  If for no other reason that it gives me an excuse to post CR youtube videos.  

 

So, ahh, ahem.  The smirk looks great!  I would comment on the, uh.........crotch area.  It seems a bit......large?  There's really no way to make this not sound like an innuendo, is there?  

 

Ok, moving right along.  

 

All of this! :D 

This theme is largely your fault @Oramac!!   I don't get the chance to watch whole episodes because it's just too much time to invest there, but I've been picking random sessions and watching chunks out of the beginning / middle and just ... man.  So addictive.   My sister who has no idea what this 'whole D&D thing' is like, came in and got hooked for ten minutes while she was cleaning her dresser off.    It's also a big reason why my floon flipped Fantasy!   

 

You staring at her crotch eh?  LOL.   Yeah, I usually draw pants with the sort of jeans/fly/button wedge, and I thought she'd wear more tight-like pants.   I shall look up some references to figure out how to define one leg versus other leg, without giving her reason to inspire envy out of any passing camels.  

 

Glad you're here!  Would be weird to have a Critical Role theme without an Oramac!

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

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8 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

it's not like I am gonna be bringing up THAC0.

 

This theme is largely your fault Oramac!!   I don't get the chance to watch whole episodes because it's just too much time to invest there, but I've been picking random sessions and watching chunks out of the beginning / middle and just ... man.  So addictive.   My sister who has no idea what this 'whole D&D thing' is like, came in and got hooked for ten minutes while she was cleaning her dresser off.    It's also a big reason why my floon flipped Fantasy!   

 

You staring at her crotch eh?  LOL.   Yeah, I usually draw pants with the sort of jeans/fly/button wedge, and I thought she'd wear more tight-like pants.   I shall look up some references to figure out how to define one leg versus other leg, without giving her reason to inspire envy out of any passing camels.  

 

Glad you're here!  Would be weird to have a Critical Role theme without an Oramac!

 

almost talked about THAC0, but decided to focus on.....other things. :P 

 

WOOT!  Glad I could help inspire a challenge!  And even happier to maybe (hopefully) inspire a newbie to discover the joys of this 'whole D&D thing'. 

 

This whole paragraph made me laugh.  This entire conversation is just one obscene innuendo waiting to happen, and I love it.  lol.  I have many, many jokes I want to make, but in the interest of....something....I'm going to refrain.  Kinda makes me feel sorry for the guy that had to animate Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen, though.  

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

I sometimes like saucy bbq, but most of the time I'm a naked meat girl.   Um.  Moving along, yes.  Dry rubs are the best. 

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OMG your theme is like the primer I so desperately need!!!! And the arts!!! And the slow roasted delicious sounding meats....

 

BTW our routines are basically twinsies lol right down to BUJOFOREVER!!!! 

 

HERE STREET SISTA!! I'll try not to make too much of a mess <3 

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I'm loving everything about this challenge especially the innuendo ^_^

 

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Another great challenge. I think I will steal borrow your idea for variances on tracking. I wanted to do it 7 days, but some times I need a break , 2 meals sounds like a good way to do it.

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Neet! Already Love the challenge.

 

I really like her pose and I think your hands are improving further, although they could be a bit small.

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2 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

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THACO died with 2nd ed, and I for one did not mourn it's passing.

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My only math skill, was being able to calculate ThAC0 without flinching.

I have nothing now...

 

Except math face.

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YESTERDAY Stuff  (Wed.)

 

Did 5x5 - was stupid.   Wanted to burn more calories, so, between every actual rep required, I did a rep of OTHER stuff too.

Like, SL KB Deadlifts.    Pull ups.   Reverse Crunches.   And Box Jumps.

 

Um, Starpuck will not be running today.

She WILL be Yoga'ing has already been done for today!  Active rest, Check!

 

With the rest of my lunch hour, I will draw chibi's.  (or try) 

 

D&D tonight, and I've been freaking out about how I can't eat the snacks tonight because I didn't burn 400 calories running... and I just remembered what I once suggested to Karinajean.    On low burn days... just eat closer to maintenance!  DUH!  

 

Off for my sammich and cucumber now.

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

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Except math face.

 

 

THIS. Is. so. Real. So real.

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Sent from Frogstar World B

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