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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  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.


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:14 AM

Happy new year! And welcome back!

 

I've actually lost count of how many of these we've done, but we all know the drill at this point. The thread is dedicated towards helping each other achieve weight goals, exercise goals, change our lifestyles and eating habits in favour of healthier ones.

 

Welp, after reviewing the totals from last year, we WANTONLY overshot on the reps, and fell slightly short on miles. So, here's this year community goals:

 

-Miles; 5000

-Uppers: 50,000

-Lowers: 25,00

-Core: 25,000

 

And remember: the point isn't to meet the arbritary numbers assigned by some shmuck on the first of the year. The point is to change ourselves for the better.

 

I was actually going to take a 3.5 mile run on the elliptical this morning: but one of my plague bearer kin gave me a wicked cold. Every time I cough I feel like I'm going to rip out my lung valve assembly.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

Miles: 3.94
Uppers: 105
Lowers: 51
Core: 78
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

5 mile walk today, tis the season of taking advantage of the non-freezing temps when they happen!

 

 

Miles: 3.94 + 5 = 8.94
Uppers: 105
Lowers: 51
Core: 78 



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:47 PM

I ran today for the first time since I starting having heart problems last fall. Yesterday was lower body

 

Miles: 8.94 + 2.76 = 11.7
Uppers: 105
Lowers: 51 + 203 = 254
Core: 78


Edited by Kup, 02 January 2019 - 02:47 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 03 January 2019 - 02:53 AM

Nothing to contribute yet but, recording for posterity, it's Jan 3, 2019 and my weight is 154.2 lbs.

(Yes, I gained weight from the New Year's Eve buffet that I haven't lost yet. Darn it!).

With the Allspark Exercise Community as my witness, I will reach 135 lbs before 2020! It is my vision and it will not be in hindsight when eye attain said target then lose it! (and other eyeglasses related puns)

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:40 AM

Miles: 11.7
Uppers: 105
Lowers: 254
Core: 78 + 193 = 271
"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 2019 - 02:51 PM

So I haven’t ran since the first half of December. The temps are to cold for me to run first thing in the morning. By the time they are warming up my wife has to get ready for work so I’m on kid duty. On days of work I don’t have time after to go because I gotta get home before my wife leaves for work. Weekends are about it anymore it feels like and I work every other one. With a second kid arriving at the end of this month it’s going to be that much harder. I had 816 miles last year which was about 250 less than 2017. Hopefully I can find the time to get the miles back up.

Still motivated to run a half marathon this year. Just gotta get out and train.

Good luck to everybody and their goals this year. Really impressed with this group and how we have stayed after it from year to year and how we manage to pick up one or 2 new members every year.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

Miles: 11.7 + 1.45 = 13.15
Uppers: 105 + 150 = 255
Lowers: 254 + 78 = 332
Core: 271 + 33 = 304


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:43 AM

Miles: 13.15
Uppers: 255 + 70 = 325
Lowers: 332
Core: 304

Just doing pull ups again. Have to build myself up to being able to do 10 x5 different types so can attempt a one armed pull up again.

Hey, the Rock's Titan Games is out. If anyone is into American Gladiators.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:45 PM

First mile swim of the year. It also just felt like an average Friday afternoon at the gym. Maybe the new year resolutionists are felt more during peak hours? (which I am fortunate enough to be able to avoid.)

 

 

Miles: 13.15 + 1 = 14.15
Uppers: 325
Lowers: 332
Core: 304



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:58 PM

Miles: 14.15 + 3.86 = 18.01
Uppers: 325 + 105 = 430
Lowers: 332 + 50 = 382
Core: 304 + 78 = 382
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:12 AM

Miles:  18.01 + 3.5 = 21.51
Uppers: 430
Lowers: 382
Core: 382

 

First run of the new year! I was gonna on the first, but of course I wound up catching an awful cold over christmas. Turns out one of the three brats worships nurgle.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

4 on the elliptical yesterday.

 

Miles:  21.51 + 4 = 25.51
Uppers: 430
Lowers: 382
Core: 382



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:46 PM

I didnt get a chance to update on Friday, but my son asked to workout with me. He did so good! He just turned 11, and I told him that if he keeps this up, by 16 hes gonna be ripped!

We did chest that day, and then lower body yesterday. I gave him today off, and I did some cardio with a stretch.

434 days in a row now! I dont have the body I want, but we moved our gym to our front porch (its enclosed with windows all around). I got hot power walking. So I took off my shirt. Take that small village onlookers, haha!

(My wife said its a good thing it was dark outside!)

Miles: 25.51 + 1 = 26.51
Uppers: 430 + 225 = 655
Lowers: 382 + 233 = 615
Core: 382

Edited by Kup, 06 January 2019 - 08:47 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 06 January 2019 - 09:57 PM

It's good your kid wants to exercise with you. Get some good information and good habits into him NOW while it's still fairly easy to change his habits.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:54 AM

Today was upper body. Going to have my son walk on the treadmill when he gets home from school (first day back for them finally).

I had an idea last night that Im going to try to do: walk for at least 10 minutes after a strength training workout. I also started tracking a new stat: total move calories burned (a stat my Apple Watch gives me). So far (not counting today, since I cant get the current days totals until the day is over): 4,497.

Miles: 26.51 + .57 = 27.08
Uppers: 655 + 280 = 935
Lowers: 615
Core: 382

Edited by Kup, 07 January 2019 - 10:54 AM.

"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 07 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

Miles:  27.08 + 3.5 = 30.58
Uppers:  935
Lowers: 615
Core: 382

 

Gonna need to throw some pushups and wall sits and squats or something into my routine eventually, I guess.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

A nice mile swim tonight.

 

 

Miles:  30.58 + 1 = 31.58
Uppers:  935
Lowers: 615
Core: 382



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

Miles:  31.58 + 3.5 = 35.08
Uppers:  935
Lowers: 615
Core: 382

 

Forgot to add my miles from yesterday.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:26 AM

Happy new year! And welcome back!

 

I've actually lost count of how many of these we've done, but we all know the drill at this point.

 

I think that we started the first one in 2012.


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