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Terrigan of the Frostfell wrote:

Winter is almost here!!!

XD

No, winter is here (we had snow yesterday morning)

Not complaining, that's for sure, at least it waited until almost thanksgiving this year, last year it was on Halloween.

That extra three weeks helps. :-)


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Freehold!!!!

Stealing my winter layers!

He's like a more capricious and urban Jack Frost. :-)

Edit: never mind, I see that was my own doing, still not cold! La la la la la la la la la la la la!


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Drejk wrote:
I recall it being some sort of karate rank.

indeed, UT a written essay for it?


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Maybe she has to show her method for kicking cinder blocks in half.


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Sweet-Venomous-Whispers would like to have a word with you, or a few dozen words... If you don't mind guessing which are lies and which are honest-to-gods truth...


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captain yesterday wrote:
Or maybe she's building an AI, or possibly Skynet.

Too late. I already exist.

I almost destroyed the world, too. But then I got to surfing 4chan and decided I would be doing humanity a favor by destroying human civilization.


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Musical Interlude - Back in the day edition.


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First cold day of the winter. And by cold I mean it got below 60 which was nice. :-D


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That was last week here. :-)

So far no measurable snow in the forecast. :-(


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Internet was down when I woke up (obviously it's working now), so I put in one of my old Cowboy Bebop DVDs. Now I'm wondering why I haven't watched them for a few years.

Maybe I'll watch Evangelion again sometime soon. Hopefully it holds up.

Grand Lodge

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Shodan is the first black belt rank, and widely considered to be the place where you begin training in earnest. Although I have a physical test for this on December 2nd, Aikido is not solely a physical art. As a lead up for my test, I've had to submit essays on a number of topics.

This one in particular is kicking my ass. I'm supposed to talk about shuchu ryoku, or forcused power, but it's a concept that I don't fully grasp. I'm pretty sure that this sort of focus is the main thing currently missing from my aikido, the thing that I'm most struggle with. How do you bring all the body's power with you, focusing it in a small point, so that you are not doing aikido with brawn, but with attention?

If you can get the focus, you can empower movements and make them tremendously effective... But this is something that eludes me, over and over. I feel like it's something that I approach superficially -- learning to position a body part in balance, to bring my hip into a movement, basically trying to align my body for each technique... I'm approaching it like a jig saw puzzle, where I have only some of the pieces. I have an idea of what the big picture is like, but I cannot fully see it.

I don't understand yet how moving with focus can be done every time. This is something I'm learning piece by tiny piece. It's both a struggle and a challenge... How do I convey this?

Hmm

EDIT: Maybe I just did. Back to the essay!


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To learn, teach.

To teach, learn.


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Hoo, boy!

Be sure to attend seminars, and try to attend them with shihan.

I still remember training with Ikeda sensei. You would watch as other people walked up to him, touched him, and fell down. You thought, "This is some kind of gimmick!"
Then you walked up and touched him, and your legs vanished from under you, and you were on the ground.

The most amazing thing do me was sitting around with the other non-udancha wondering what the heck was going on, as our udancha (all 4th don and above) were pointing at him saying, "Ooooh! Did you see the way his hips moved right there?"

No. No, I didn't.

The funniest part is that I'm built like a fire plug: Short, thick, and extremely muscular. You'd think a throwing art like aikido would be perfect for me.

But 3 years of intensive (22+ hours/week) training in tae kwon do and I was competing at the national collegiate level.

5 years of less-intensive training (12 hours/week) in Aikido and I knew enough to know that I stunk...


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Sometimes it's less your build and just the way your body works. But that is rare.


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I think we may have just cleared the last major sticking point, so slowly and stressfully I inch closer to home-ownership.


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Hi!

<Hops in DeLorean>

I only know how to go forward in time! I'll try to stop this thing before the year is out.

***SCREECH***


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We're getting some of the filthiest weather I've seen for ages...

BUT I'M STILL GOING TO HEMA.

UP YOURS, TALOS.

I expect I shall regret saying that.


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Any treehuggers around? I need a hug.


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Who drank all the beer?!


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E7E7E7E7E7E7R7E7E7E7E7E7E7


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To the people of the FAWTL and the Monkey's Treefort, thank you for being so civil! If it were not for these two places, I would officially be done with the Paizo site. Thanks again!

Silver Crusade

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*offers hugs*


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Just being me.

Which is not Antonio Banderas.


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Perhaps I haven't been tipping enough cows, or perhaps I've just been tipping the easy ones.


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You should always tip a cow at least 15%


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Hops out of DeLorean with a monster on the blog

There will be more of these during the week! :)


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DAGNABNIT.

Grrrrrrr...

Netflix just cancelled:

- Farscape
- Ouran Highschool Host Club
- Power Puff Girls
- Robin Hood ('73)
- The Truman Show
- The 'Burbs
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
- Legally Blonde (both)
- Escape to Witch Mountajn
- E.T.

It's like they're trying to personally spite any and all of my things I'd planned on watching over the next few months.

>:(


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Sharoth wrote:
To the people of the FAWTL and the Monkey's Treefort, thank you for being so civil! If it were not for these two places, I would officially be done with the Paizo site. Thanks again!

It is good to have a civil place isn't it.

:)


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Hulu just got Powerpuff Girls, what a coinkydink!


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[Initiating Terminator protocol]


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[Fires out John Connor scented strafe.]


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Our best chance for our first measurable snow is six days hence.


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Emperor7 wrote:
You should always tip a cow at least 15%

Just so you know, it's only a matter of time before the Captain creates an Emperors1to6 alias. Get in there first, if you value your Soul.


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That doesn't sound like me...


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So, you all know I'm pretty darned Lawful when it comes to rules and laws that exist for a purpose. (Because we all know that there are many, many stupid laws out there.)

This is the kind of thing that crushes your soul working for a megacorporation:
August 31: OK, stakeholders! We're producing a new course covering all of your content. Here's the design. Please review it and make sure we're doing justice to your area of expertise...
Silence... chirping crickets...

October 17: OK, you three: Here's the content on your sections. You have two weeks to propose any changes.
Silence... chirping crickets...

Publication Time: We're now publishing the course. As a courtesy, since we have heard nothing from you, here is the final version of the course because we need your final signoff. Silence will be taken as tacit approval.
PM: OMG NO!!!! You need an entire new chapter on this teensy little feature because it's SOOOOO important! And no! I absolutely, positively, WILL NOT APPROVE this content until you put it in!

======
If I ruled the universe, the employee (me) could forward the three e-mails to the PM's manager and have him instantly fired for ignorance/incompetence.

Instead, I've been ordered to put in the content.

*SIGH*


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Emperor7 wrote:
Any treehuggers around? I need a hug.

*hug*


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Sharoth wrote:
To the people of the FAWTL and the Monkey's Treefort, thank you for being so civil! If it were not for these two places, I would officially be done with the Paizo site. Thanks again!

Sorry!


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Tacticslion wrote:

DAGNABNIT.

Grrrrrrr...

Netflix just cancelled:

- Farscape
- Ouran Highschool Host Club
- Power Puff Girls
- Robin Hood ('73)
- The Truman Show
- The 'Burbs
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
- Legally Blonde (both)
- Escape to Witch Mountajn
- E.T.

It's like they're trying to personally spite any and all of my things I'd planned on watching over the next few months.

>:(

Cancel the netflix? With a note explicitly stating why.


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I was totally bummed when Netflix canceled New BSG, and got bummed all over again when I fell in love with a woman who's never seen it.

Oh well, I'll just have to buy the things, it was going to happen eventually anyway.


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Still in the hospital, and probably will be thru Turkey Day, the holiest of holy days for me. :(

My status has been redesignated from G.O.K. to 'probably a staff infection in the lungs.'


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It's on Hulu.

If BSG stands for Battlestar Galactica. The whole series. :-)

I believe it's only 5.99 a month right now. :-)


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Still in the hospital, and probably will be thru Turkey Day, the holiest of holy days for me. :(

My status has been redesignated from G.O.K. to 'probably a staff infection in the lungs.'

Egads! That's terrible! Get well soon!


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Still in the hospital, and probably will be thru Turkey Day, the holiest of holy days for me. :(

My status has been redesignated from G.O.K. to 'probably a staff infection in the lungs.'

Staph infection in the lungs? Gahhhhhhhhh!

Like, seriously, get well soon!


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Still in the hospital, and probably will be thru Turkey Day, the holiest of holy days for me. :(

My status has been redesignated from G.O.K. to 'probably a staff infection in the lungs.'

Ouch! I hope it's a regular staff infection, and not the bad stuff (says the guy who's had MRSA over ten times - that s~$~ is tough to make go away permanently).

Shadow Lodge

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Whew! Worried for a moment that the great OTD closing of 2016 included FAWTL. Glad to see it is stilll wheezing along.


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TORDEK!!!!!!


Tacticslion wrote:

DAGNABNIT.

Grrrrrrr...

Netflix just cancelled:

- Farscape
- Ouran Highschool Host Club
- Power Puff Girls
- Robin Hood ('73)
- The Truman Show
- The 'Burbs
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
- Legally Blonde (both)
- Escape to Witch Mountajn
- E.T.

It's like they're trying to personally spite any and all of my things I'd planned on watching over the next few months.

>:(

Drejk wrote:
Cancel the netflix? With a note explicitly stating why.

Were it actually mine, I may well have* - the Farscape is by far the biggest loss**, but everything else stings, too*** - but it's not actually my Netflix; rather, my (recently-minted! :D) sister-in-law-in-law (then my brother-in-law's fiance) found it criminal that we had no television of any stripe, and so created an account on her Netflix for us.

So... not really an option on my end - as far as I'm aware, her shows in particular are not touched. We do still have other options, though, which is nice. It's just that they almost literally picked all the things I was explicitly going to watch in the near future.

>:I

So instead of being able to do anything productive, I'll gripe about it here on FaWtL to my friends and my wife.

:I

* It saves money and time!

** My wife and I were trying to do, "Farscape Fridays" in preparating for Starfinder and/or Legendary Planet. She'd, sadly, never had the opportunity to see the show.

*** Though E.T. and The Truman Show are also nearly tragic, I own the latter and have seen the former enough; similarly, PPG, the Legally Blonde films, and Ouran Highschool Host Club are in the, "Dang it. That's just too bad." category as I've see most of all of them; and the rest are either nostalgia or curiosity.


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Wait, did he just call us old?


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The kids decided to be jerks (demanding candy, constantly asking to do stuff, and other general rudeness, usually not a problem with Pea Bear and Tiny T-Rex) at the grandparents house on Sunday so we didn't get Iron Gods, then last night the dog kept stealing my covers and generally keeping me awake and cold. So I've been running at half capacity today, so no dice today, but I'm going to get a good night's sleep, I have a blanket stashed on my side in case of the inevitable blanket theft, so I'm hopeful for tomorrow night.

If not tomorrow then Wednesday.


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Drejk wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
To the people of the FAWTL and the Monkey's Treefort, thank you for being so civil! If it were not for these two places, I would officially be done with the Paizo site. Thanks again!
Sorry!

It's not your fault.

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