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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 02:11 PM)

Just like how TRON and Captain N are early examples of "getting transported into a video game"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2019 - 02:07 PM)

That would explain why it's so common for isekai settings to be blatantly RPG-inspired.

@  Arazyr : (14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Would the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon count as isekai? 8^)

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:06 PM)

I am in the exceedingly unpleasant position of knowing what you're talking about

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:05 PM)

So I'll just say I can consume the series without endorsing the real-life lie that false rape accusations are common and successful.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:04 PM)

I would go on to talk about that, but alas, that would spoil significant future story details about the accuser.

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Shield Hero dared to have a male character falsely accused of rape, right?

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:02 PM)

At least now people will stop shitting on slice-of-life shows....

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

listen just because it has shield in its name does not mean you need to ally with it

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

oh good lord

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

In fact, the Shield Hero series does not portray slavery as a good thing nor keep the initial slave characters down for the count.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

If you're referring to The Rising of the Shield Hero, the backlash from some Western fans is misaimed, IMO.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:59 AM)

I wish I was more surprised that "slavery apologetics" is a thing. Still disgusted.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:53 AM)

But surely we all know the best isekai is Captain N.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:49 AM)

This morning I saw one of my friends express disbelief at having an opportunity to say "yet another slavery apologist isekai"

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

Although recently they explicably acquire a harem by purchasing them as slaves, which makes it that much worse

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

I think what people hate is the modern trend of isekai taking place in generic-ass fantasy settings with bland, oft-overpowered male protagonists that inexplicably acquire a harem.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Does Kingdom Hearts count? On the one hand it's a serial world hopping adventure, on the other hand all the worlds are contained within the same overworld that the characters have always been in, just unaware of.


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#21 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:58 AM

Squats count as core! I'm doing that over mountain climbers! Going for 25 squats and 25 push ups per interval. Just adding now for personal encouragement.

Miles: 6.68 + 1 = 7.78
Upper: 225 + 25 = 250 + 75 = 325
Core: 196 + 29 = 225 + 75 = 300

Edit - adding 75 each to upper and core

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 03 January 2018 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

A mile swim yesterday, 4 miles on elliptical today.

 

Miles: 7.78 + 5 = 12.78
Upper: 325
Core: 300



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Miles: 12.78 + 1.53 mile walk = 14.31
Upper: 325
Core: 300
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:34 PM

I didn’t make it to the gym but I did hit my step goal. Anybody else use Garmin watches or Strava?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

I haven't been deliberately exercising. I have, however, been walking a hell of a lot lately, and shoveling a lot of snow. And I'll get back on the aeromotion machine when I've got some time off of "work" to throw myself on it.



#26 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

Miles: 7.78
Upper: 325 +100 = 425
Core: 300 +125 = 425

I'll try to keep upper and core even. Still haven't gone to gym and done dieting yet tho

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#27 Kup

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

Miles 7.78

Upper: 425 + 375 = 800

Core: 425

 

I also wanted to share this: back in 2011 to 2013 I kept a workout log on my iPad. The tracking in this thread encouraged me to revise it to what I do now. I'm sharing screenshots of two pages of the spreadsheet.

 

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

 

OH! On the 2nd image: "Set 1, Set 2, Set 3" aren't really sets (I may rename those headers) as much as they are "how much did I do of this weight on this exercise." You'll notice today on shoulder press there's two numbers, since I bumped down to a lower weight halfway through my set.

 

Also, since I took this screenshot this morning, I have modified to have a 2nd footer row that counts reps only -- makes it easy for me to update in here.

 

Edit: In case anyone is wondering what I mean by "tricep/back extra", those are exercises I do, I just don't know their technical name. They replicate movements I used to do on machines at the gym but I just don't know what to call them with free weights at home.

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Edited by Kup, 04 January 2018 - 05:59 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

Shoveled snow... lost count of the reps, though.  :p



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:26 AM

Miles 7.78
Upper: 425 + 375 = 800 + 100 = 900
Core: 425 + 100 = 525

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I don't think I can do 375 squats to level the upper and core ratio, haha.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

Miles: 7.78
Upper: 900
Core: 525 + 241 = 766
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

Just spent an hour shoveling snow. It's -29F with the wind. And it's supposed to get COLDER today... And I still need to take a walk for work.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

I am going to try to better about keep track of what I do this year. A few questions, though:

  • Do jump ropes count as core?
  • How do I count punching a heavy or speed bag? (I usually keep track by time, not number of punches)
  • Do full-court basketball games count towards miles? (I have a watch that can count number of steps)
  • How many steps are a mile, roughly?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:25 PM

Any steps can count towards miles, but I have no idea what the exchange rate is. Google might help there. Jump rope counts as a core (also; legs and cardio!) but maybe break that one down into sets and count the sets instead? You would give some ridiculous numbers after a while on a jump rope.

 

I have no idea how to count heavy and speed bags. You are the first person to even bring them up... since we started, actually.

 

Okay, google says the average is 2000 steps to a mile. Of course, mileage may vary. :D



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:45 PM

- 1 mile walk/jog
- 900 jump ropes total (broken into 3 sets)
- 36 pull ups
- 3 min heavy bag
- 2 min speed bag

Miles: 7.78 + 1 = 8.78
Upper: 900 + 36 = 936
Core: 766 + 3 = 769

Edited by gravitybomba, 05 January 2018 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:36 PM

Jump ropes are core too? Yow!

But a set of 300 is 1 count? Or just anytime you do a jump rope, be it a set of 100 or 50 or so?

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#36 wonko the sane?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Suppose it depends on the individual. Once you get coordinated enough to be good on the jump rope, you can cover a whole hell of a lot quickly.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:40 AM

I was a little late today so I couldn't get my full mile swim in before they close.  :( 2/3 of a mile nonstop though... I probably could have done the whole mile without a break, and I basically had the pool to myself, so distractions were minimal. And the hot tub and sauna are awesome in this weather!  :D

 

Miles: 8.78 + .66 = 9.44
Upper: 936
Core: 769 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

Miles: 9.44
Upper: 936 + 100 = 1036 + 14 = 1050
Core: 769 + 100 = 869 + 31 = 900

Just added extra push ups and body weight squats to round the numbers, hehe.

Still not doing the diet or going to gym, bleh.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

4 on the elliptical.

 

Miles: 15.97 + 4 = 19.97
Upper: 1050
Core: 900

 

Wait, our miles got messed up somewhere. We were at 14.31 with Kup on Jan. 3.....

 

Edit - Miles are correct now!


Edited by Rufus, 07 January 2018 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:20 AM

Miles should be 19.97 Rufus (counting your 4)
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