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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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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Yesterday, my son and I worked on our core. I had a huge headache all day, and it got worse when I laid on my back to do leg raises...so I ended up doing what I could and then wrapped up my workout doing a stair stepper routine while he walked.

 

Today, my wife worked out with me (going to have my son walk on the treadmill tonight after school). I also walked for .4 of a mile after we finished upper body.

 

Move calories burned so far this year: 5872

 

Miles:  35.08 + .4 = 34.48
Uppers:  935 + 225 = 1160
Lowers: 615
Core: 382 + 124 = 506


Edited by Kup, 09 January 2019 - 11:46 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 09 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Mmm,  corned beef wrap...Baby spinach, onions, corned beef, some cheese and mayo on a tortilla. Need to do this again soon.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

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.

Was it you, Wonko, who started it? I recall it was someone else but he disappeared and I was happy that the thread kept continuing.

Oh, should really show my appreciation for you guys here in the thread, being good company while keeping up the fight. Thanks so much :)

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#24 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.

 

Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

Miles:  34.48 + 3.6 = 38.08
Uppers: 1160
Lowers: 615
Core:  506

 

Didn't get my run in, but walked in absolutely miserable conditions to and from my brother's place. Then shoveled lots of snow. I am done for the day.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Yeah, someone else started it up. 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.
 
Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.


Can't remember the name of the person who started it but I'm glad you carried it over :)

Anyhow, have a week to train myself to wake up early and go 5km cuz I have a fun run to do on the 19th.

Miles: 38.08 + 2 = 40.08
Uppers: 1160 + 90 = 1250
Lowers: 615
Core: 506

Been doing pull ups by the door whenever I remember to when I pass by under the pull up bar.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

Yesterday was lower body, and today was upper body with a .49 mile walk after.

 

Man, I crushed it today. It's one of those workouts where you want to stand in a mirror and yell like the Hulk afterwards, ha! I worked every upper body muscle group and did every exercise that I track (except pull ups and dips, which I need to buy equipment for at some point yet).

 

I also threw in 50 push ups (sets of 25, 10, 15, and finally 5) to wrap it up. I took off my shirt halfway through, which...okay this might sound dumb, but even though I don't have the body I want (yet), having the courage to work out on our porch with my shirt off (and this time, in the daytime where people can clearly see me) is a confidence booster. Basically, i've been gradually trying to get more comfortable in my body while trying to improve it over the past few years, and this is a step towards that.

 

It's like...yeah, people drove by. A lot today, actually. But why should I care? I'm trying to improve myself.

 

Other stats:

Day 439 in a row working out

7131 move calories burned so far this year.

Weight lifted so far this year: 56,895 pounds

 

Miles: 40.08 + .49 = 40.57
Uppers: 1250 + 425 = 1675
Lowers: 615 + 243 = 858
Core: 506


Edited by Kup, 11 January 2019 - 12:51 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 11 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

If I can get a period where things are at least halfway calm, I'm going to try and get in for a full physical. 

 

I was born with arrhythmia. 

 

Last summer, I was diagnosed with a series of spinal and hip conditions. I have a vertebrae that's somehow *forward* of where it should be, one hip is higher than the other, and my spine as a whole is off by just enough to where I meet the requirements for scoliosis. The physical therapist I met with said I've got the worst case of swayback she's ever seen. 

 

I've got nerve damage in both hands, and tendon damage in my right thumb. 

 

My left knee is pretty well blown, and my right ankle never healed right after an injury. 

 

This is just what I know is wrong with me. 

 

If I'm going to work on a full-fledged health plan, I need a full and proper physical to get it all together. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

Miles: 40.57 + 3.5 = 44.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:16 AM

4 on the elliptical on Weds.

 

 

Miles: 44.07 + 4 = 48.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

Alright folks! Join me on my adventure of the last 18 hours!

 

From the point I woke up yesterday, to round about 5 pm, I was perfectly fine. After five, I started feeling very congested, bloated, plugged up in general. Okay, it happens some times. No big deal. Have my dinner at about 6.30, and it feels like every single bite is sticking, refusing to go all the way down. quarter to 7, I need to abruptly stop doing the dishes as I was struck with a shudder than went my from ass to my toes. Toilet time! And I'm shitting water.

 

Quarter AFTER 7; done on the toilet, cleaned up a bit, and decide I am going to get some pyjama pants on, for comfort. I get half way through pulling them up when my body very subtly tells me to go back to the bathroom. Right now. I have just enough time to get comfy around the toilet and I'm passing everything I had eaten thus far back into the ecosystem. Joy.

 

About 8 oclock, I am back on my computer, and gaming. I don't feel great, but not egregiously bad either. I get contacted by my friend dave and he wants to jump into 7 days to die. SURE! I get everything loaded up, we both get on the server, and as soon as he knows where his character is: he states he's going to get a coffee (he's out in BC, where there's 3 hours of time difference.). While he's gone getting a coffee: I black out. I wake up after about 30 seconds to a minute. Just as dave comes back, I tell him I need to go.

 

So I head up to the living room, and go and sit with my mother. Where upon I black out AGAIN. I wake up to her yelling my name. Apparently, I looked like I was having a seizure. Alright, we ponder this out, and I start to take small volumes of orange juice. It's a blood sugar thing because I very NEARLY pass out twice more before I give up and head to bed, and nearly pass out again at 1 am while making a toilet run.

 

I'm tired, I didn't sleep very well at all. I'm ungodly sore, but I can get up, walk around, do stuff and not black out, so... on the mend, yeah. There's been a gastro going round up here, guess my plague bearer kin finally got me. I'm not worried about what has happened so far, it's happened before and usually under similar circumstances. So, nothing powerfully wrong, just sick.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 12 January 2019 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

Holy crap (pun intended). How are you feeling today?
"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 13 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Better. I slept well, and everything seems to be settling down nicely. I'm not better yet, but certainly much closer than before. I was actually able to have breakfast! Granted, two slices of dry toast, but at least I was actually hungry.

 

Edit: what's actually striking me about all this is how quickly it hit, and how quickly it's retreating.

 

Edit2: Never mind, what's striking is how bad I stink right now. I feel like rhinox after the wild bean vines...


Edited by wonko the sane?, 13 January 2019 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:18 PM

Dude, what the hex was that? Hope you've recovered, yikes!

Still trying for the fun run, which got moved to Jan 20. If my not-rival doesn't come, I have a shot at first place. But I'm so not ready for jogging, dang!

Miles: 48.07 + 3 = 51.07
Uppers: 1675 + 120 + 1895
Lowers: 858 + 10 = 868
Core: 506

Also went to gym. When I did squat, my left knee felt weird. Uh oh. Better take it easy.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:23 PM

I wound up with a gastro. But running 3.5 miles, then NOT keeping your meal is counter indicated when it comes to keeping blood sugars normalize, so my sugars crashed and I went with it. Causally related, but not symptoms.



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Posted Today, 09:10 AM

1/12: 2.9 mile run
1/13: Flexibility routine
1/14: Chest day (mostly did incline reps to target my upper chest muscles) + .35 mile walk after
Today: Core

Total calories burned through yesterday: 9,210
Weight lifted to date: 47,450 (952,551 to go)
New stat* Ounces of water drank through yesterday: 995

Miles: 51.07 + 2.9 + .35 = 54.32
Uppers: 1895 + 250 = 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 506 + 242 = 748

Edited by Kup, Today, 09:15 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 Today, 06:25 PM

3.6 on the elliptical Sun, mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 54.32 + 4.6 = 58.92
Uppers: 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 748 





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