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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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#161 wonko the sane?

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 02:21 PM

Took a run today. And it felt GOOD. Really good. Nothing that wasn't supposed to hurt bothered me. I'm finally almost entirely over this miserable sinus infection.

 

Miles: 300.8 + 3.5 =  304.3
Uppers: 18,091
Lowers: 9,665
Core: 6,481



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:26 PM

My immune system is weak so I totally feel being incapacitated by stuff, grr.

Miles: 304.3
Uppers: 18,091 + 300 = 18,391
Lowers: 9,665 + 300 = 9,965
Core: 6,481

Got to 142lbs but visited my mom. What does she give me? Three Krispy Kreme doughnuts! (I'm eating them anyway, argh)

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

Arm day, chest day, and a 4 mile run/walk. Was able to run a continuous mile as part of that, something I haven't been able to do since July 2017. Excited to be building it back up.

 

Miles: 304.3 + 4 = 308.3
Uppers: 18,391 + 450 = 18,841
Lowers: 9,965
Core: 6,481 + 252 = 6,733



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:40 PM

Spring is here and I have been super busy. The tight pants I had over the winter, now fit. I was always put on 10 to 15 lbs over the winter, then lose it in the spring, but every year gets a little harder.
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#165 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:54 AM

10-15lbs in how many months? What do you do?

Miles: 304.3
Uppers: 18,391 + 100 = 18,491
Lowers: 9,965 + 100 = 10,065
Core: 6,481

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#166 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:04 AM

Everyone puts on weight in north american winters. Especially in the northern hemisphere. The powerful cold and wanton precipitation makes it hard to maintain good habits, and the sudden added difficulty to doing everything, and lack of sunlight makes it's really easy to want to over indulge in comfort foods.



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 06:01 AM

I am an Arborist, and even though I am still getting plenty of exercise, the weight gain inevitable. I guess my body just needs a layer of blubber to protect me from the cold.
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#168 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

Arborist, neat! But I assume there's less tree climbing during winter too?

Miles: 304.3
Uppers: 18,491 + 100 = 18,591
Lowers: 10,065 + 100 = 10,165
Core: 6,481

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 08 April 2019 - 01:27 PM.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:04 AM

4 mile run/walk, arm day, 1 mile swim

 

Miles: 304.3 + 5 = 309.3
Uppers: 18,591 + 180 = 18,771
Lowers: 10,165
Core: 6,481 + 171 = 6,652



#170 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:29 AM

I went and bought myself a new bike today. Canadian tire is having it's spring sale so last years models are hitting the floor at half off. I got a nice CCM with a full shimano shifter derailer set, dual disc brakes and front and rear suspension for less than 400. I need to put my old seat and hybrid tires on it, but other than getting some air in the tubes: it's ready to roll right now.



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:11 AM

Miles: 309.3
Uppers: 18,771 + 100 = 18,871
Lowers: 10,165 + 100 = 10,265
Core: 6,652

F me, I'm not minding my diet and gaining again, grr. Have to eat light next week.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:17 AM

Legs, torso, and 4 mile run/walk

 

Miles: 309.3 + 4 = 313.3
Uppers: 18,871 + 334 = 19,205
Lowers: 10,265 + 114 = 10,379
Core: 6,652 + 165 = 6,817



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:27 PM

Miles: 313.3
Uppers: 19,205 + 145 = 19,350
Lowers: 10,379 + 121 = 10,500
Core: 6,817

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#174 wonko the sane?

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

Alright, so I had time this afternoon: I brought the new bike into the shop and got to work! I needed to change the tires for my older hybrids (less than 2 years old.) change the seat (old one is bigger... and I got a fat ass.), adjust the handle bars, put my lock and mud guard on it, and inflate the tires.

 

So I start on the hardest part: flip the bikes over, and get to work on the tires. I got all the way through it when I realized that the new rims support 2.10 and the old are 1.75. Oh... well I don't wanna hug up the new rims, so: switch em back. Not a big loss: about 50 bucks for the hybrid wheels. Okay, whatever.  Switch 'em back. Take the mudguard off, take the lock off, go to install the mudguard... can't find the bolt. Spend 15 minutes crawling around with the most powerful flashlight we had and a magnet on a stick trying desperately to find the bolt. NOPE! Break out the bottles and spend another 10 minutes finding a bolt that work, go back to installing only to discover the old bolt never hit the floor, it was still in the housing on the mudguard. Managed to adjust the seat properly, but couldn't switch them as CCM uses a different pipe. So I stole the gel seat off the ridge runner which is heading out to a garage sale tomorrow. Last thing is adjust the handle bars. Should be easy, they need to go less than half an inch up. I get it mostly taken apart to discover that there's no room left on the fork. It can't be adjusted up or down.

 

So long story short: It took me an hour and a half and hug ton of sweat to install a lock, a mudguard, adjust a seat and inflate the tires.

 

Yeah, been that kind of day.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 15 April 2019 - 03:30 PM.


#175 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:36 AM

Doing bike stuff? Must have left you... two tired...

(Sorry, hehe)

Miles: 313.3
Uppers: 19,350 + 150 = 19,500
Lowers: 10,500 + 100 = 10,600
Core: 6,817

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:26 AM

So I'm well over a month behind on stats. Got a lot to add...

 

Miles: 313.3 + 3.11 + 1.55 + 2.84 + 4.51 + 1.02 = 326.33
Uppers: 19,500 + 230 + 250 + 200 + 200 + 200 + 200 + 180 + 200 + 240 + 195 + 180  + 195 + 400 = 22,370
Lowers: 10,600 + 125 + 225 + 260 + 223 + 200 = 11,633
Core: 6,817 + 123 + 31 + 201 + 183 + 6 + 201 = 7,562

 

Some other stats I track:

Miles ran:  27.56

Move calories burned through yesterday: 71,217

Total ounces drank through yesterday: 7,627

Total weight lifted through today: 424,718 pounds (very proud of this stat)

Days in a row exercising: 533 (ditto)

 

Also, yesterday's chest-only day was a workout record: 400 chest reps (combination of flat bench press, incline bench, decline bench, and butterflies). 21,250 total pounds in just one workout. I was in pure beast mode!


Edited by Kup, 16 April 2019 - 08:28 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:27 PM

Miles: 326.33 + 43.11 = 369.44
Uppers: 22,370 + 200 = 22,570
Lowers: 11,633 + 100 = 11,733
Core: 7,562 + 200 = 7,762

Sorry for my lack of posting. It’s hard finding time. I promise I haven’t quit.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

At Kup, 100 reps for each of the 4 chest exercise? That's heavy!

Miles: 369.44
Uppers: 22,570 + 150 = 22,720
Lowers: 11,733 + 150 = 11,883
Core: 7,762

This is nuts. I know I need to eat light cuz I need to wear my Ant-Man shirt for Avengers Endgame on Wed but I had a buffet for lunch, daaaaang! And I'm visiting my mom tomorrow and she's totally going to guilt feed me. It's always being out with friends and family that messes me up, argh!
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#179 wonko the sane?

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:46 PM

I'm in the same place as darth. I'm having a hard time finding the time to keep to a regular routine. I am still trying though, and should be able to get into something far more regular once the house is back in order.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:08 PM

Miles: 369.44 + .47 = 369.91
Uppers: 22,720 + 175 = 22,895
Lowers: 11,883
Core: 7,762 + 100 = 7,862

 

Went out to White Sands National Monument today for Earth Day and took a walk with my son.  Been doing a lot of pushups and situps to get ready for my PT test.  My plan is to go for a run Tuesday morning, but we shall see.  I gotta get to the post office and mail out some transformers Ive been selling on ebay.  Decided it was time to pass my joy onto somebody else.  They have been in storage boxes for the last 2 years. There is a link in BST if anybody is looking to buy anything.  





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