Swashbuckling Under Neon Lights in a Grimdark Futuristic City with Tons of D20s

Sólveig

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"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
I can't believe how much the powercut from Thursday set me back. I spent the entire day prepping for D&D tomorrow, and yesterday, and the day before yesterday... I'm exhausted. I think I invested a lot, and I'm putting a lot on it lately. I need to slow it down. Thankfully next session will be easier to do since I won't be relying on worldbuilding or decisions taken, but advancing through the main questline. To be clear, I'm not burned out as a DM just yet. I'm just tired of prepping this session. There aren't enough criminal NPCs on the books, so I have to homebrew them a lot. I guess this is what happens when doing a story that relies mostly on regular people instead of monsters; the entire compendium gets neglected, even though I managed to squeeze a chase with Sahuagins on the previous session.

I also can't believe that, no matter how much I get organized, I always end up being disorganized in this order. One of the reasons I'm not publishing anything it's because losing Obsidian crippled me a lot. Ghostwriter is good for individual markdown files, but it's a pain to organize, and I have to open several instances of it in order to have several documents to cross-reference, edit, compare... the live preview requires Internet... it's better than nothing, but it still sucks. Manuskript is still a better alternative, but again, the interface not only is one of the ugliest, but it's also not as powerful as Obsidian's. Sure, opening several documents on tabs is a blessing, but not being able to have two documents on screen is annoying. Plus, exporting from Manuskript is chaotic. Besides, Manuskript puts everything on .msk files, which I can open on Linux without troubles, but I can't tell if WinRAR opens them or not. They are pretty much RAR files where a lot of Markdown files are stored, with some metadata that are the settings of Manuskript and the state of each File, as in, are they marked as first draft, second draft, outline... that type of metadata.

Then, there's the family issue. Thankfully, there was no fighting. Everyone played it safe. In fact, it seems that everyone finally joined on the same side against that person from that generation that scammed grandpa over, and her husband which was the man behind the whole thing. Which begs the question, what kind of man is such a moron that dares to manipulate a person with down syndrome? Because the youngest of my aunts, my mom's youngest sister, she has down syndrome, and she always lived with my grandparents! That scumbag tricked her into believing that he is his real dad, even though they've been living under the same roof for... what? Less than a year? I won't lie, I want to punch that bastard, three times: one for each person in my family that's been hurt.

I didn't expect mom coming back home, but she'll return tomorrow for the burial.

As for me, I need D&D tomorrow. The last couple of days have been stressful. I need that escape from reality with my friends.

Thank you for the condolences. I wish there was something I can say, but there isn't. Hopefully, my family will stop being so divided soon.

April 15th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 124


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 2 Minutes W-extensions +EC
Count: 1083 - 1079 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:v: 100 Burpees +EC
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
:v: DAREdice: 16 Jumping Jacks
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 4

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 15 (36 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Remember when I said about life changes coming up? I am not excited about them anymore. My dreams about it shattered today.

Allow me to explain: I was supposed to move out of the house into an empty house so that I would housekeep while it is put for sale. The situation about the house is... complicated, but let's say someone that has absolutely nothing to do with the family except that he is... fornicating with one of my aunts wants to make a claim for it, despite that he never knew the real owner of the house. In that house, an uncle and his family used to live before he moved out of the country, so it has been occupied by someone else... until recently, after my mom helped my uncle to kick them out. That's the long - very long story short. It seems like this has nothing to do with anything, but I'm writing this because it'll make sense later. Bear with me.

Now, grandma's passing triggered chaos among the family. Thankfully, no one got hurt, but it could have happened. And after she told me the entire story, and seeing a couple of videos from back when my brother first came back and went there to visit grandma... I didn't recognize two of my aunts anymore, and grandma... well, she looked very unhealthy. Skinny. And, according to what I've been told, she even looked malnourished, to the point of being unrecognizeable. I wouldn't be surprised if she died due to malnourishment, but according to one of my aunts (there's many uncles and aunts), there might have been something else. One time she felt her, she felt bandages around her arms, and there was some... blackening, that went from her foot all over her leg, to a place where she had surgery; an implant put on. Gangrene. And there's another tidbit of information: these people, my corrupted aunt, manipulated aunt, and corrupted aunt's... monster seemed to have used her on a park to beg for money. Not to mention, the house in which the video was filmed... that house was never decaying, and it is. And the way both of the aunts I've mentioned with the not so dearing adjectives...

I... I don't know how to say it without someone chopping everything off and say that I'm fat shaming, but here's the thing: they don't look like themselves. Grandma was very skinny, and so were they. Their hairs had been cut horribly, and corrupted aunt... she used to be the most beautiful of my mom's sisters, and she's the second youngest. Now, she looks like the oldest sister of them all. And my poor manipulated aunt... You know Madeline Stuart? She almost reminded me of her, even when she was plus size. Now, she looks decrepit. And the corruptor, the one who's... you know what with my corrupted aunt... I've never seen someone so disgustingly fat that a flap of skin would drop down their belly, like it's a tongue. I seriously am trying to not sound like I'm fat shaming, but it is very clear who is the one consuming everything. The money from my grandma's inheritance from grandpa, the benefits... he is taking them all, like a parasite, while leaving everything else to rot. And he is looking for more, and more, and more to take. It's evil, man. It's pure evil. I've known that evil exists, but to see it this close, to have this close... it's infuriating, it's disgusting, it makes me feel powerless that I can't do anything about it. The pure evil of everything that's been going on is so palpable that it repulses me. The idea of being near them is... yuck. Then I heard that all four of them used to sleep on the same... "bed," because it looked like a couch. The thought that my mom put on my head after saying that is so horrible that I don't dare to repeat it.

So, what's the connection between the these two things? Guess where the house I'll be housekeeping is? Right beside that decrepyt house. I'm not already moved in, and I am hating one neighbor already. And my mom knows that. I would spend like... 24 hours at best, but frankly, I refuse to move in, and to stay by myself in there. Dad can help me with it by staying with me during the day, so that people can see movement around the house. But, in all honesty, I just want someone to buy that place as soon as possible, and pay whatever the hell they can pay. If I have to move back to town, I'd rather to stay as far as possible from those people. As I told my mom, once I'm there, I'll play the girl that doesn't know them, and is not interested to know them. They killed my grandma. They are not my family anymore.

So this is why I was looking forward to D&D today, which was... alright. I overprepared, and it noticed. It wasn't fun to DM, and it was a nightmare to play because there was two GMPCs during the session. I lost the rhythm of making fights again, because I either make them too hard, or I make them too easy. Last boss fight lasted for 11 rounds, and characters were going down fast, this boss fight lasted for less than five, but there was a lot of damage done. I think part of it is because I am playing a Paladin, and there was a Totemic Warrior Barbarian as the second GMPC who managed to restrain (pin down) the boss that triggered the lair actions two rounds before the end. Yet two party members were down.

Again, this party is entirely made out of Tieflings because I wanted to make a campaign that related to the way they are seen in the multiverse, and how they would deal in a place where bigotry against them is commonplace. There's my Oath of Vengeance Paladin, Lore Bard / Artificer, Sacred Soul Sorcerer, and Phantom Rogue. Lore Bard / Artificer is a bit of a Chaotic Neutral (Stupid) that pissed me off today because he (the player), who normally knows how to play Chaotic Neutral characters, got so into it that, at one point, froze the history, and the Phantom Rogue is almost Chaotic Evil to the core. Sacred Soul Sorcerer is a hedonist who likes to drink and bet, which already forced me to develop a character flaw that abuses his -2 CON modifier, and a DC 10 WIS Save to resist the urge to take a drink when he's around alcohol. My Paladin ended up as the mom of the entire party. The dynamic is fun, but today was a bit frustrating. I may have to punish a couple of players next session, which, thankfully, will be easier to plan as I won't be overplanning as much. And I believe there might be less homebrewing and editing stat blocks.

I may try to write tonight. I need more escapism. I'll work out a lot tomorrow. I'm thinking Combat, aside the WoD.

April 16th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 124


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 60 Seconds Knee-to-elbows +EC
Count: 1084 - 1080 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 4 Double Burpees w/Jump Knee-Tuck
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:x: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 4

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 16
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
These days... have been long. Really, really long. Today was no exception. It's been a long and stressful day that I'm so glad that it's over.

The good side is that I'm snapping out of it again. Once again, I always find myself doing overtly complicated solutions when the fix for the issue is the simplest one. I guess a lot of the work I've been doing for a while has been rendered completely pointless. I am not sure whether I should keep it or not, but at least I know for sure that I can save many of the stuff that I've done. The majority of it. And also to keep going with it. There are a few things that are already written and don't really need to start over to make it the way I envisioned it. All I need is to put some new brush strokes and it's good to go.

But, I am not doing that right now. Tomorrow, I'll start preparing for our next D&D session, and maybe some of that. Today, frankly, I don't know whether I'll write or not. I'm too tired. Maybe something quick, but I'm exhausted. I need the escape, yet I don't know if I can work my brain out. What happened last weekend is not over yet, and again, I don't want to go to that house. I feel like if I do, I'd be accused of something I never did. I can't tell whether that's my instincts or my anxiety. It's been too much.

Combat, right. That's what I did today. I didn't plan to return to an old favorite, but I did. Of course, the old version. I don't like the current version with the rep numbers lowered. It feels way too easy, and I did it with EC and resting only between levels. I'm talking about Queen of Hearts, of course. I'll link the old version.

April 17th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Single Leg Bridges +EC
Count: 1085 - 1081 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: WoD: Up, Up, & Up - LVL III +Megaset
:v: Wild & Free - LVL III +EC +Rest between levels
:v: Queen of Hearts - LVL III +EC +Rest between levels +Old Version
:v: DAREdice: 4 Sit-ups
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:v: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 4

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 17 (37 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
I overheard a phone conversation, and then got some explanaition of what happened in it. I won't say many details because it's pretty much the same: the family is divided, and my mom's youngest sister has been hurt so bad that she requires a mental health specialist. Things are already pretty bad at the household, so I'm glad mom put her foot down on not having the others pushing over to her. Grandma's passing triggered an effect that's much more worse than I have anticipated. Quite frankly, I'm more frightened now to put one foot inside that house I'm supposed to go.

Thankfully, an emergency meeting at the non-profit, saved my ass. So I won't be going there just yet now.

On the other side, today has been a bliss. I gave class, which gave me something to focus. And I haven't prepared for next session, but I did meditate about what happened. The group is not playing as a team anymore, and they seem to rely on my Paladin for heals. That was my plan, originally, but after playing Paladin for a while, I can say that Warcraft did place the wrong mindset about it. Though my main on WotLK was a Warlock back in the day, Paladin is a class that I loved so much more for many reasons. People always flamed about them saying that they are too easy to play, but I ended up making such a crazy build that made me not only the hardest Paladin to kill at a Gear Score equal or less than 5K in the server, but also the Paladin that healed the most. I managed to learn how to efficiently spend my mana that I would have that pool at 90% constantly, dropping only to 70% when I was overwhelmed. On every BG, the Alliance always focused on killing me because, as soon as they spotted my name, they knew the Horde had the biggest healer in town.

Turns out, in D&D, Paladins are bad for healing. More so when you make them Vengeance. I'm not getting bored of playing a Paladin, but I'm getting frustrated. I'm purposely making fights hard because my group can take them, yet they are so much in character that, instead of working as a team, everyone is going their own way on the fight. The Rogue is not doing that, but he still opts to use the worst weapons when I already gave him better choices. Also, part of me is to blame, because having a GMPC that's being relegated to the Cleric is starting to get annoying when the whole purpose of my Paladin is to take hits. At first I thought about Multiclassing into a War Cleric, a Celestial Warlock, or a Divine Soul Sorcerer, but then I am missing out on some benefits that will benefit the party if I remain full Paladin. On the other hand, I'm thinking about relegating my GMPC into being simply an NPC, and focus on being a GM. Already talked to one of the players about it, but he didn't like the idea. He loves my character, just as much as I love his.

I need to sit down with the table and let them know that they need to fight more efficiently. The last fight was difficult, but it wasn't difficult enough for them to drop down to zero hit points upon the first rounds. And we have a Lore Bard / Artificer with us, and a Divine Soul Sorcerer with the Distant Spell Metamagic. Yet the Bard eats her inspiration like candy, and the Sorcerer is always putting himself in danger. The Rogue is not the best tactician (is always using steady aim and never sneaks around), but does enough DPR despite the small weaponry. And my Paladin tanks enough damage, but I can end up in zero without them doing some crowd control. Like I sad some time ago, they don't use anything I give them. There's a reason too why some videogames load you up with stuff: boss fight incoming.

I wrote this morning. It wasn't really something long, but it's the thought that counts. Workout was Belly Dancing, which is something I meant to get around for... quite a long time now. I think I almost forgot everything. Surely, the course that I've been following has been taken down, so I'm starting from scratch. Back to basics. I still can control my body the way I used to. Shuffling is something that I'll keep doing, but I want to get back to the place where I was with Belly Dancing. Shuffling is more meant to have fun with it, while Belly Dancing helps me to... vent, I guess? It takes me somewhere else, and learning each step is always good fun.

April 18th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 60 Seconds Jumping Jacks +EC
Count: 1086 - 1082 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 10 Sit-ups, 20 Double Burpees
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:v: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 5

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 18
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Guitar class

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Nihopaloa

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Duelist from Germany
Posts: 271
"Eyyyy"
Reading your musings about D&D makes me want to play again, myself. What edition are you playing? I'm not sure if you've mentioned it for this particular campaign somewhere, but it seems that your Paladin does have more healing abilities than Lay on Hands at his disposal, so probably not 3.5, I guess.
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Reading your musings about D&D makes me want to play again, myself. What edition are you playing? I'm not sure if you've mentioned it for this particular campaign somewhere, but it seems that your Paladin does have more healing abilities than Lay on Hands at his disposal, so probably not 3.5, I guess.

5e. We finished our first campaign on December last year, and we currently are in the middle of another one, plus an episodic urban fantasy one. We are also looking to make a couple of three-to-four shots of Pathfinder 2e, and a Vampire: The Masquerade V20 chronicle, but we don't have enough D10s.

Aside from Lay of Hands, all I have is Cure Wounds, which is very uneffective since everyone but me is using ranged attacks. Both require touch.
 

Nihopaloa

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Duelist from Germany
Posts: 271
"Eyyyy"
Heh, in 3.5 I could probably give tons of tips on how to deal with the healing situation, but I have no idea how 5e works. I stopped D&D after the disappointment of 4e. Played Pathfinder for quite a long time before they started beta-testing 2e. I always wanted to play Shadows of the Demon Lord, because that system looked pretty interesting, but we never found the time and now it's been years...
I hope you and your party can resolve your issues and have a satisfying campaign. It sounds like you put so much effort into playing.
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
The biggest difference is that the game is very easy to play and pick up, with classes that are far more generalized, and that they end up completely broken by 10th Level. They pretty much took the good ideas from 4th edition and simplified everything. It's a pretty good edition. Easier than 3.5, but I can't say whether it's better or worst. It's just different.

I may be biased, though. My experience with 3.5 is limited to Pathfinder and D20 Modern.
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"


Now this was cool. It was something extra for today, so I like it. It's pretty much a Burpee tutorial with extra steps.

Day was alright. It was good to finally not have to listen to any drama whatsoever. It could've been a productive day, but I ended up distracted, or a bit busy. I don't know. But I can refocus today. If only I can get to the thing that I was supposed to do yesterday, but I can't remember what it was anymore...

I shouldn't waste time trying to remember. I'll edit this post tomorrow if there's any changes. For now, here's what I've done.

April 19th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Plank Leg Raises +EC
Count: 1087 - 1083 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:v: 100 Burpees +EC
50 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
:v: DAREdice: 10 Lunges
:v: You Have to Catch Me First +Megaset
:v: Power Burpee +EC
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:v: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 5

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 19 (36 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
It was more about listening and analizing than actually practice

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
It seems that I must be alert for scams from May 10th onwards. There was a hack on early April 19th on the biggest bank in the country. Pretty much half of the country uses that bank. User data was encrypted and they are asking for ransom, or they'll publish the data on May 10th. Since it is a government bank, they aren't saying anything that would stain their image, obviously, so there's not any real confirmation about the encrypted data. There has been some screenshots, but no one has confirmed or denied anything. As far as I know, they haven't even said the vector of the attack. There has been some e-mails that were obvious phishing attempts, but they already got reported, so something went wrong.

April 19th is a holiday in here; it's one of the three independence days we have (the others being 24th of June, and 5th of July). Normally, days like these are chosen by hackers to do hacktivism against the government, even though they usually end up hurting the end user more than the government itself. This time, it seems the holiday was chosen because there wouldn't be people at work, so... it got hacked with a ransomware. Obviously the money they are demanding is from the government, but do they really have to hurt the end user, if this is hacktivism instead of just some edgy teenagers scamming the elderly? I'm saying that because, if you see the news, most of the hackers that are caught doing this type of thing are kids.

It's not anxiety inducing, really. After this type of thing happening so many times, I feel already numb to the situation.

There was no time to workout or even post. I wrote a little, but that was it. Not enough.

April 20th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 80 Balance Leg Swings +EC
Count: 1088 - 1084 +EC

Night Routine:
:x: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:x: Five Rites
:x: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 20 Jumping Jacks, 4 Sit-ups, 16 Jumping Jacks, 20 Push-ups
:x: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:x: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 5

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 20
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

Well-known member
Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Well, I got way too distracted today, but I'm compensating for it. Going back to Manuskript and having to use both Ghostwriter (to write and export small excerpts) and Manuskript (to keep stuff organized) sure is annoying at best, and completely impractical at worst. I really miss Obsidian, really. There are a few things that are missing in the Manuskript file from my current campaign, but I'll get to it eventually. At the end of the day, I'm scrapping the setting and reworking it as a whole, because I want it to work as well for Starfinder, even though I would much rather homebrew Star Effect instead (Starfinder system; Mass Effect lore).

So it's a TTRPG day, but I'll probably squeeze some actual writing tonight. Hence I am posting early. I don't want to miss it.

April 21st, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 60 Seconds Elbow Strikes +EC
Count: 1089 - 1085 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:v: 100 Burpees +EC
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
:v: DAREdice: 12 Push-ups
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:v: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 6

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 21 (35 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 
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Sólveig

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"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Oh hey, I finished writing something that I started a while back, but couldn't finish it because I was pretty shook up. And I did it without the proper conditions. Maybe it is also the conditions that I look for that distract me.

In any case, I still need some other things to do. I finished up my D&D session with one simple "screw it" and made it as short as I could. with only one combat encounter. I called it a day with the story because I have no idea about what to do. The only thing that I have is the BBEG for the campaign, and right now I'm just improvising. To be honest, the idea is cool, but the development of it was horrible. It's one of those things that would've worked much better as a solo module or on a book. In fact, the previous campaign also worked better as a solo module or on a book. I could blame it on using a GMPC, but is not that. The Urban Fantasy campaign actually works. Even though it has no main storyline, no single character carries any weight to the story, whereas in the other two campaigns the PCs carry some weight to the story. Don't get me wrong, their actions still shape the story. In fact, it was because of it that our Fighter was replaced by a Monk in the first campaign due to him dying, and in our current campaign our Rogue almost turned to an antagonist faction almost a couple of sessions ago, risking it to become an NPC and a BBEG at one point in the story, up to the point in which the player started creating a new character to replace him, but thankfully, after failing a couple of rolls, it never happened. Maybe characters are supposed to be modular instead of grounded to the setting.

I don't know. I'll probably get to a solution tomorrow, after the session ends. I just think that this campaign isn't working the way I wanted it to work, so I'm not sure whether I have to can it, or carry on with it. I'm leaning more towards canning it. I guess tomorrow will tell.

Also, I was interrupted in the middle of Burpees. So I did only 25 instead of 100.

April 22nd, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 2 Minutes One Arm Plank Hold +EC
Count: 1090 - 1086 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Bootcamp
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
25 Full Burpees
:v: WoD: He Who Fights Monsters - LVL III +No rest between sets
:v: DAREdice: 16 Sit-ups
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 6

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 22
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
The group understood. They don't want the GMPC going away because they like her, but as the matter of fact, I am struggling with her. This campaign could've worked better with aonther group, or as a solo module. I decided to take it back on the way it was back in our first campaign, near the end, where I retired the GMPC in favor of the party going on Level 20 adventures as well as doing Loyalty Missions for the NPCs. Since we're half-way through, I thought it would be a good idea to do the same thing, but with the party sticking together. I'll leave plenty of downtime running in the background so that they'd pursue what they want to pursue, and I'll be throwing adventures in the middle. The GMPC will only appear in some of them, the majority being related to the main storyline.

I don't mind playing a GMPC. In fact, I think it's fun. But, sometimes, it can be exhausting. I put a combat against three Blue Dragons today (two Wyrmlings, one Young), and the Young almost TPK'd us because my Paladin and our Bard / Artificer failed a critical DEX save that left us prone, restrained, and incapacitated, stuck underneath some heavy rubble. My Paladin managed to get away quickly, but the Bard / Artificer remained stuck for a good amount of time. Not only that, but the Young dragon scored two out of three attacks from its multiattack on my Paladin, both of them critical, almost killing her on the spot. This time, the group actually acted as a team, with our Rogue chasing the Dragon after it burrowed underneath to chase the Sorcerer while Bard / Artificer and I were incapacitated (it was total cover), leaving a hole in which he sneaked and backstabbed the dragon. And without Cure Wounds in my list, I managed to keep the entire party Blessed, and after losing concentration when I started doing Death Throws, I kept a Smite active until the end of combat; a Smite that was a bit of an overkill when I managed to score the final hit.

I could've rewarded them with Inspiration, but that was the end of the session. Then, I stepped out of the screen, and let someone else GM to carry on with his campaign. I actually want to step down for a while, because the others want to GM. The group noticed that I was using the stuff that I was given all the time, especially in a combat in which I saved my 3rd-level Slots (I am playing a Clockwork Soul Sorcerer in that campaign) by using a Necklace of Fireballs I was given a few sessions back. I even gave one of those to our Paladin (yes, that party consists in an Artificer, a Paladin, a Sorcerer, and a Bard; the one that behaves exactly like a horny bard, but completely averts the horny part) so that we would destroy those three carts that chased us without trouble. And without any room to move, falling prone to increase our AC and Save Bonus was a viable strategy. It was a very easy combat, but it was very fun.

D&D day. Rainy day. No much of a workout other than rolling the DAREdice, and the routine stuff. I haven't written anything yet.

April 23rd, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Push-up Shoulder Tap +EC
Count: 1091 - 1087 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 20 Squats
:x: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:x: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 6

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 23 (34 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
There were a couple of issues yesterday that didn't allow me to post. One, there was a storm that cut the power a lot. In fact, something blew up in the street, and then a lightning bolt fell right in the middle of the street. While the thing that blew up didn't affect us (we still had power), the power was cut before midnight for a couple of hours to fix it. It took so long because it kept raining.

The other issue is that another tragedy stuck. The night before my grandma passed, one of my aunts had a stroke. She has been in recovery ever since. The doctors were even about to clear her up. But since this is Venezuela, she couldn't make it. A bacteria infected her from bronchitis, thus she had to spend more time in the hospital... until last night, where her son broke the sad news that she passed away. Mom took grandma's death like a hero, but this one is about to send her into a depression. She's still in denial. She had high hopes for her recovery, but due to the lack of hygiene in this country, because it's always that hospital that has the most issues.

So... yeah. I couldn't work yesterday. I was busy. And then the thunderstorm crippled me. And now, another death this month. This hasn't been a good month at all.

I had to take it down a notch working out yesterday. I woke up with a weird pain on my right thigh that triggered at random moments whenever I stood up or walked. Now I feel better from that. No Burpees, even though I did 23.

April 24th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Squats +EC
Count: 1092 - 1088 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:v: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: Monday +EC
:v: DAREdice: 20 Jumping Jacks, 20 Full Burpees
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:v: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 7

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 24
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
The upside is that I managed to write today. Or, at least, do some worldbuilding that I had pending. The downside is that I didn't work out today, or at least, not to the extend I wanted to. No Burpees, as I had a random discomfort this morning while I walked. Not pain, just discomfort. But, at least, I danced.

I axed many things as my time shortened out a little. Another powercut at night, and this one was longer. It seems that they are back at it again, and it is frustrating. It's always when the heat is at its worst.

I'm going to town tomorrow. Seems like this death has brought the family closer, and solved a few conflicts within. With no one else to turn to, they are finally starting to forgive each other. There is a silver lining out of all of this.

Thank you for the hugs, guys.

April 25th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Leg Raises +EC
Count: 1093 - 1089 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:v: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 8 Jumping Jacks
:x: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:v: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 25 (36 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Guitar class

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
I can't do anything right now. I woke up very early, spent the entire day out of town, and arrived very tired. I barely managed to do things. I can't think. I'm very tired.

I may not have a session for D&D this week. Already alerted the group that I may not be behind the screen this week. And since we already have another campaign ongoing with someone else GMing, I can step back and let him go. Besides, I'm planning out to do something on the Planescape setting, using our 20th-level characters.

Other than that, there's not much to say. At least something good is happening on the family. My cousin, my aunt's son, is pretty much on his own now, and he needs the family. He texted a message thanking everyone for everything they've done, and invited them to his place, and also reminded them that they should start forgiving one another. This actually started earlier: two sisters that wronged each other finally hugged it out and apologized, two brothers that were enemies from the beginning are now speaking to one another, one sister who exiled herself came back... It's tragic that a sister had to die so that all siblings could start to forgive each other, but death is a good wake up call for many. It's good to see that the generation before us is starting to make an effort to repair those bonds, heal wounds, and learn about forgiveness. The reason why so many of us are so far apart it's mostly because of their doing. We (my generation) never had any conflict with one another whatsoever.

It was a pretty wake. Obviously, a sad one, but it was pretty. I could feel the love on my skin. It is there. And it's finally being treated the way it should.

My mom helped out my cousin a lot, and she'll make sure to not be a stranger for him. And whenever I find myself, or we find ourselves in town, we might get to check up on him.

It's really a shame that another person had to die. But I'm glad that they are finally starting to get along. They might not forgive the sister that scammed grandpa, but at least someone is going to let their guard down for the sake of the youngest of them all. At the end of the day, she did what she did under the influence of that... I don't even want to repeat the amazing nicknames each person in my family has given to him. I call him a parasite, because that's what he is. A tapeworm.

Leech feels like a good name too. It suits him, since he's the one who planned the entire scam, and is still looking to bleed out the family for more. Disgusting.

I killed the night routine. I'm too tired right now.

April 26th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Side Plank +EC
Count: 1094 - 1090 +EC

Night Routine:
:x: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:x: Five Rites
:x: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:v: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: WoD: Stand Tall Proud - LVL III +EC (I couldn't resist to make the reference. The name is better, though)
:v: DAREdice: 16 Squats
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 26
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 
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Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
What a long day. My legs were hurting at the end. I was very sleepy. The water came...

It was long. Very long.

I've been walking the entire day, going downtown, going back home, then going to the park, then back home, and then up and down because the water came, and at the end of the day, my thighs were begging for me to kill them. That's why I skipped pretty much everything, including the Leg Day Everyday challenge. And that's why I didn't post.

But it was worth it. In fact, I did something that motivated me to stop procrastinating so much and start doing stuff. If I wasn't so tired, I could've done something great. Nevertheless, I did my writing quota, as I spent some time worldbuilding.

Today's also Terry Pratchett's birthday. I guess it's a good time to read something from him.

April 27th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 High Crunches +EC
Count: 1095 - 1091 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:v: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: Ba Han Sheng Qi Gong: Sameness, Admiration, Life, Guidance, Transfiguration (I think the first word got butchered in translation. I actually don't know what that word means. I think that word does not exist in the Spanish language at all. Just roll with it and let's say it's Sameness, but to my understanding, it isn't)
:x: DAREdice: 16 Lunges
:x: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:x: Leg Day Everyday: Day 27
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
There were Burpees today. Not the usual 100, but it's a way to pick them back up. Thanks WoD:



And since today was Terry Pratchett's birthday, I figured it wouldn't be a better time to re-read Colour of Magic. The problem is that's what I did pretty much the entire day, and I didn't finish the book because I had some stuff to do, and some Internet issues that couldn't be fixed until I went downstairs near the router. I almost thought I'd brick the system with an update. Youtube broke on me, but that was fixed by deleting some data.

It's been a calm and cold day, very rainy. There was barely any sun today, but there was a little bit of twilight at dusk. I caught it while I went out to walk.

After all that we've been going through, it's nice ot have a rest day. I may have not written anything yet, but it was a good day to chill. Now it's time to get back on some stuff.

April 28th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 50 Plank Rotations +EC
Count: 1096 - 1092 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: WoD: Acing It - LVL III +30 Seconds Rest +Full Burpees
:v: DAREdice: 16 Lunges, 12 Squats
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 27 (37 Lunges in 60 Seconds), Day 28
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:v: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Three. That's the number of stories I worked on today. One is started, another one is almost past the 2K words mark, and the third one... it's a D20 Modern Urban Arcana one-shot, one that I didn't get to play because I spent hours leveling up that character to the 4th-level. I want to say that using GURPS might have taken less time, but I do want to play it right instead of going for 5e homebrews. It's just the number of skills that's overwhelmingly huge.

Not much of workout, but there were Burpees done! Overall, a good day!

April 29th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Squat Hops on the Spot +EC
Count: 1097 - 1093 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:v: 100 Burpees +EC
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
:v: Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings & Calves
:v: DAREdice: 10 Squats, 8 Sit-ups, 8 Jumping Jacks
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: Day 29 (42 Lunges in 60 Seconds)
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
Pronouns: She/Her
Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
D&D and VtM day. I was not the GM today, so we started a short campaign heavily inspired by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. I did a Tabaxi Ranger that was way too overpowered for it, and I didn't pick the PHB traits because I am more fond of the generalized Ranger traits found in TCE. Only one Arrow was wasted due to a Nat 1. The rest, I was hitting everything through and through. Travel difficulties were quite easy. Gloom Stalkers are awesome!

I also kickstarted the V20 VtM Coterie too. A Tremere, a Toreador, and a Gangrel, with different allegiances. This ought to be fun.

Of course, I didn't work out today, other than rolling the dice and carrying water. I came home very late, and right now there's no point on doing anything. But hey, at least I finished the Leg Day Everyday Challenge this morning. Now, it's time to get into a program, revert back to Warrior Abs and follow the Path of the Sword... even though it'll be a bit redundant with the Lower Abs challenge.

April 30th, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Vrksasana +EC
Count: 1098 - 1094 +EC

Night Routine:
:x: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:x: Five Rites
:x: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Awaiting next month
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 12 Squats
:x: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Leg Day Everyday: :completed: Day 30 :star:
Up Next:
Warrior Abs
Lower Abs Challenge
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:v: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
@Tileenah @Nihopaloa @TopNotch @Julian4077 @PetiteSheWolf Thank you :welcome:



I didn't have time yesterday. The day was shortened by chores on the house, and an unexpected powercut that happened right when I was going to work out.

Any link that is missing will be put later on the day. Today is also another day where I won't have any time at all.

May 1st, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 40 Climber Taps +EC
Count: 1099 - 1095 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:x: Bootcamp: Day 1
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: DAREdice: 10 Sit-ups
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Warrior Abs: Day 1 +Sword
:v: Lower Abs: Day 1 -1 Set
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:x: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:x: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 

Sólveig

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Pirate from Cabudare - Venezuela
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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Hopefully, I won't have to skip Burpees for a while. Yesterday... was a busy day too. I even skipped the Night Routine because I was so tired to even move. Lots of walking, lots of stuff done...

But I managed to make a short story broken up in two pieces of flash fiction. Today is a day of a lot of writing. Yesterday was very productive, and there might be some hope for the future too. I don't get too excited about it, but I can contain myself. I just need to organize that part better, that is all.

Anyway, for today, workout and writing. This was yesterday's.

E: Whoops! Forgot to add that I did the WoD.

May 2nd, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 30 Hop Heel Clicks +EC
Count: 1100 - 1096 +EC

Night Routine:
:x: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:x: Five Rites
:x: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:v: Bootcamp: Day 1 - LVL III +30 Seconds Rest
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:x: 100 Burpees +EC
:v: WoD: I Aim to Misbehave - LVL III +Megaset
:v: DAREdice: 16 Squats
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:x: 2-Minute Plank
:v: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Warrior Abs: Day 2
:v: Lower Abs: Day 2 +1 Set
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:v: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Nope

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 
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Sólveig

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Posts: 1,635
"ᚨ Ars longa, vita brevis"
Boring and a very, awfully hot day. My plans were to write until I get tired, but I went to bed at midnight because I couldn't handle the heat. And three hours later, I woke up to one a very cold night.

I only did a flash fiction piece and started over a story that I made it sound like a completely genre originally. The tone was not the one I intended.

May 3rd, 2023
Kickboxing: Day 125


Morning Routine:
:v: The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
:v: Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
:v: Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Arm Scissors +EC
Count: 1101 - 1097 +EC

Night Routine:
:v: Mani Salutation - 1 Set
:v: Five Rites
:v: Virasana Meditation
:v: Daily Gratitude
:v: Counting Victories
:x: Get to Bed on Time

Programs:
:v: Bootcamp: Day 2 - LVL III +30 Seconds Rest
Bucket List:
Shadebound


Workouts:
:v: 100 Burpees +EC
25 Full Burpees
25 Full Burpees
30 Full Burpees
20 Full Burpees
:v: DAREdice: 16 Squats
:v: 1 minute Uttanasana w/Toe Reach
:x: Hamstring Stretch - 1 minute each stretch (+1 minute per side)
:v: 2-Minute Plank
:x: Daily Walk
:x: Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3, H.A.T.E.R.)
:x: Belly Dance
Dancing Days: 8

Challenges:
:v: Warrior Abs: Day 3 +Sword
:v: Lower Abs: Day 3 -1 Set
Bucket List:
Everest
Warrior Arms


Writing progress:
:v: Nifty 350
:x: Furious 500
:v: Nightcap 200
:x: News Column 900 Max

:x: 1500 Words Daily!

Reading progress:

:x: Ringworld - 40%
:x: The Colour of Magic - 48%

Art progress:
Nope

Music:
Played around with the guitar while listening L.A. By Night

Others:
No sleight of hand, cardistry, or card magic
No math
No Python
 
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