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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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#661 grifter

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:54 PM

 

I don't think we're going to hit our miles this year, but I do know we're much better than last year. More people doing more exercise, which is the point. I'm proud of us all.

FIGHT ON!!!

(that was needlessly dramatic...)

 

Miles:   4565.12 + 26.8 = 4591.92
Upper: 48016 + 996 = 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16275 + 304 = 16,579


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Miles:   4591.92 + 3 = 4594.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

Still, we should get within 350 miles or so, so I would be more than happy to declare the whole thing a success.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:13 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:29 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.

It's a good work out, and if you're actually interested in doing it, it's a lot of fun.

 

If you think it's like downhill skiing: you're going to be disappointed. I'm biased though cause my first experience was with cub scouts "Hey! Let's go SKIIING!" and then three hours of cross country and not downhill like everyone expected.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Miles: 4594.92 + 3 = 4597.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run. Going to do one more week at 3 miles, then up to 3.5. Also, going to finally get around to watching the troubleshooting video and see if I can't pin down that clanking noise. It's not loud or anything, but should really do it if I want this machine to last.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:29 PM

4 on the elliptical Sunday, 1 mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 4597.92 + 5 = 4602.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

Miles: 4602.92 + 3 = 4605.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run on the elliptical. I also missed yesterday because I wound up eating a multigrain "vol au vent" at dinner on monday and it literally hugged me up all night and yesterday. Feel pretty good today though.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Miles: 4605.92 + 4.28 + 2.62 + 6.29 + 1.5 = 4620.61
Upper: 50,008 + 100 = 50,108

Core: 19327  + 100 = 19,427
Lower: 16,579 + 100 = 16,679

 

So I am somewhat disappointed.  I looked at my year mileage with running, walking, hiking and cycling and Garmin is telling me I only have 586 ish miles on the year.  I feel like that is a little light.  I know I haven't been cycling as much as the last couple of years, so that might have something to do with it.  Kids will do that to ya.  But, I feel good. Im happy with my running progress.  Running that 6.29 miles last week was a good feeling/accomplishment.  

 

Ill try to keep everything up to do date for the end of the year totals. Sorry I've dropped off from posting more on here.  Life just gets busy.  Hope everybody has happy holidays and a happy new year.  



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

Dude, life will ALWAYS have to come first. Kids, wife, work, chores... That makes the little time you choose to spend here more precious since you choose to spend it with us. Don't worry bout dropping out once in a while.

 

Totally looking forward to the totals. I can't wait to find out how far I actually shlepped my fat ass this year.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

Miles: 4620.61 + 3 = 4623.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Long story short: I tried to get upgraded internet and wound up getting knocked offline for 2 days. It was also two wasted days as it was spent alternating between on the line with tech support or waiting for call backs and tech visits which never hugging happened. I took a run this morning. Shooting for one on monday, but we will see what happens.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Miles: 4623.61 + 3 = 4626.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Well, we almost did it. I might sneak in a run tomorrow morning before everyone starts showing up for christmas, I might just sleep in and play video games. Well see. Either way, I'll be off till new years, so see you all in january!



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:14 PM

4 on the elliptical yesterday (absolutely nothing during my 10 days away for Christmas though unfortunately.)

Suppose to be 58 degrees tomorrow, so plan to start 2019 with a 5 mile walk!

 

Miles: 4626.61 + 4 = 4630.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

I might as well put down my goal at the first page. BMI whatever aside, I looked lean at 135lbs and I'm 5'6 (yeah, it's not in kg and cm).

I should check a scale tomorrow but my last weigh in was 167lbs and that was before two buffets. I'm probably 169lbs.

Let's just say I need to lose 35lbs. 1lbs a week would be ideal.

Focusing on diet then exercise. Here we go.

It's Jan 1, 2019 and I'll be doing a breakfast buffet but my last weigh in was 152.8lbs.

So Jan 1, 2018 was 167lbs. Say Dec 31, 2018 was 153lbs.

I lost 14lbs. So for 2019, gotta lose 18lbs so reach my 135lbs target for my 5'6 height.

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Edited by Fero McPigletron, 31 December 2018 - 05:40 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

Seems like your on pretty good track to do it. Droppings lots of weight quickly (while it DOES raise your own morale.) isn't very healthy. Losing the weight because you succesfully changed your life style and habits to be healthier is a FAR better thing to do.

 

I might weigh myself tomorrow morning, just to see where I start next year, but I don't know if the scale still works (haven't hugging touched it!) and frankly: I'm terrified of what I'll see.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

So I have a ton of stuff to add in since I last updated on 10/29. But heres what I put on Facebook after working out today.


What a year. I just finished my final workout of 2018. It was my 428th day in a row of exercising.

As I put my weight bench away, "I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain starting playing. That song was my wife and I's first dance song. We chose it because we knew, even back then, that our love -- that family -- would be the most important thing in our marriage.

2018 has embodied that as we end the year in a *completely different* place than we expected to be. From my wifes cancer to an unsuccessful ministry relocation to my own heart issues to today as I end the year unemployed, really all that matters is that the four (okay, six counting the dogs) of us are together. Happy. Supporting each other. Standing undivided and ready to walk the path God has laid out for us.

Physically, I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm genuinely excited to see how much I can improve that in 2019.

On September 1, I gave my year to date stats. Here's how 2018 shook out:
-- I made it to 214.27, which means I'm within 30 pounds of my goal weight!
-- I finally wear large shirts regularly and size 34 jeans again!
-- I worked my upper body 127 times this year, and man, I can totally see it. Shirtless photos to come next year, haha!!!
-- I had 48 leg days and 46 days of crushing my core (with record 4 minute plank achieved on May 16).
-- I *almost* hit 1 million pounds lifted -- 998,920 (with a one day record set on Nov 7 of 15,750 pounds and 315 bench press reps).
-- I averaged 77.9 ounces of water per day.
-- I averaged 6817 steps per day.


Ill tally up my upper, lower and core stats sometime between now and tomorrow. 2018 might have sucked overall, but health wise, it was awesome.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

Just had to comment that those results are really awesome! Nearly 1 million? Size 34?!

I really should have my own year in review but I didn't do enough work as I should have, grr.

On the 2019 thread, woohoo!

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

I'm a day behind, but finally tallied up everything since 10/29. And thanks Fero...I almost got my bench back out to break the 1 million mark, but decided to make it a 2019 goal instead. I'm hoping to get down to size 32 or 33 by the end of this year.

 

Miles: 4630.61
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:28 AM

My miles for November and December

 

138.06

 

 

Miles: 4630.61 + 138.06  = 4768.67
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439

 

 

Sorry that I couldn't get enough to push us over 5K this year.


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