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Good luck dropping the weight... I found cooking at home, and finding places to walk to and do, really helps. Plus all that fast food/take out stuff has so many extra (and nasty) ingredients, it's no wonder it piles up.
Do you play any newer games, like on a PC or console?
Thanks! It's not too bad yet, but if I keep up this lifestyle it will be. The food isn't the problem though. If I can somehow accept the fact that nothing is going my way lately and manage to keep the negativity out, the weight thing shouldn't be too difficult.
As for playing any newer games, I did buy a 3DS XL Zelda edition, but I usually just stick to flash games. You got yourself a new fan by the way. Every time I make a newspost you have something interesting to say about it, thanks for that!
Good luck with everything, especially streaming. I know how hard it is to get good at streaming.
Thank you simon. Nice to see some oldschool folks commenting here. =)
Ah, the 2nd Nijsse retirement post I can read, awesome! =P Nice to hear that you will still fulfil(-l) the moderation duty. I am pretty excited to see how many days it takes until you will get your place back when someone is passing you.
I have no idea how long it takes to create and submit an audio track or what you have to do to level up. Good luck for all of your goals and as simon already said, especially your stream. It is time to annoy you with FrankerZ-ing your stream :D
It's gonna take a lot of willpower to see myself be ranked #2 and just let it happen. I'm pretty serious about it though. To reach level 60 you have to vote on 5 games/movies per day for just 3860 days. For some reason I already did this for 3724 days, so I should go for it.
I'm looking forward to those FrankerZ's and Kappa's. Watching AGDQ and practicing ALTTP has my priority though. =)
Good luck reaching 60!
I hope you find some meaning in your life other than meaningless stats on newgrounds.
Define meaning. Like love, friends, house, car, money, kiddo's? Got most of that, it's fun. You know what's even more fun? Videogames. Thanks though. =)
A little while ago, my tummy felt bloated and out of sorts. Best remedy: a splash of apple cider vinegar and some (room temperature) water. The potassium and natural acidity of the vinegar, do a damn fine job of restoring proper chemical balance to the gut.
How do you want to stream A Link to the Past or other console games? Are you going to capture a real SNES or do you use an Emulator for practice?
And after 3 consecutive days of thinking about the sense of life, the consistency of the universe and the possibility to travel in time, I figured out that I got really inspired while reading your list. Do you mind if I steal the idea?
At first I thought about using my own SNES. The problem is that this version isn't really fit for speedrunning. Playing the English version you lose roughly 1.5 minutes compared to the Japanese version. Also, the 1.0 Japanese version has a few (frame perfect) tricks that I really want to learn. They don't save a lot of time, but they make the run more interested. Besides, it would be cool to actually submit my run to Zeldaspeedruns. It's one of the more difficult games to run, you don't really notice while watching how you are constantly busy saving frames while killing enemies and anticipating the next rooms. My set-up is an emulator (a version within the rules). I use my Nintendo classic controller pro that I can plugin to my PC using a special USB device. I obviously have Wsplit so I can reset the game every time I lose a few seconds. =P Anyway, this is both the best gaming experience for me and also suitable for streams.
You can 'steal' the idea, no problem. For some reason it helps to just put your goals out there, even if they aren't that interesting to others. I will be posting updates weekly.
We all love Moldorm :D but yeah it will take some time^^. Some speedrunners have over 10.000 attempts on one game until they start to record or stream.
Best edit I have ever read. "I didn't do something, but I am getting closer to my goal". I wish that would work for me =(
Heh, I should actually come up with a plan for the weight thing, but instead of eating carrots like an anorexic idiot I'm chugging beer in anticipation of Cosmo's WW HD run.
Played A Link Between Worlds yet?
Yes! I bought the 3DS XL Zelda edition. The game is really awesome. It doesn't have the same dark/mysterious vibe as ALttP, but it definitely lived up to my expectations.
Hi James :)
Lol 2 minutes later .... Gz!
Hope you weren't annoyed/offended during your stream. I was just having some fun with that weird-ass game.
Okay, I missed something. Why should I be annoyed/offended?
Just me impersonating pretty much everyone / trolling the chat. I know you have a good sense of humor, so I was just making sure. =)
Got into speedrunning when I discovered the AGDQ 2013 videos on YouTube and I watched it live for the first time earlier this month. Since I've been practicing Yoshi's Island Any % -maybe I can give Trihex and CarlSagan a run for their money some day. (lol)
Yeah, same here. Some of the runners are highly entertaining to watch outside of ADGQ as well. We have some fun streamers here on NG too, so there's always something cool to watch.
Beating your own PB is definitely the most entertaining thing about speedrunning. If you are persistent enough you'll reach the top eventually, but you really need to be able to put in the hours.
Good luck in all of these. Special luck in losing these extra pounds.
You can do this. Will you make a video of this speedrun ?
Thank you Gaeth! It's not going too well unfortunately, I have so little spare time at the moment.
Yeah, I'll definitely stream a few runs, but it's going to take a while before my runs are decent enough to stream.
I wish you the very best of luck and some serious willpower for all of your goals. It'll be a sad thing to see you dropping out of the medal hunt, but you should stop when the time feels right, non?
I lost approx. 50 pounds, nice and easy in 5 years time. I know that carrying them around is drag, so I'll wish you nice losing time. It feels great looking back!
Thank you very much! I'll be posting a recap of my first month this Saturday. Quitting the medal hunt will probably be the most difficult thing on my list, but I'll try my best!
As for the weight thing, it's pretty difficult. I lived like a pig during the last few months of 2013, so now my body is craving all the trash I threw into it. Like yourself, the damage isn't that bad yet. If I don't act now though there's a decent chance I'll end up like the people on Wall-E, and that doesn't seem to be a good idea.
Good luck losing weight. I made the mistake of living off of fast food for a few months last year and gained 50 pounds.......despite busting ass for an hour 3 days out of the week no weight was lost until I got a seasonal job hustling packages for UPS. Of course when the job ended I gained it right back despite pacing for an hour (it's winter here), leg raises, side plank crunches, push ups, jumping jacks, and mountain exercises.
50 pounds in a few months is even more impressive than my 30 pounds. =)
Good luck to you as well. It's not that surprising you didn't lose too much weight after exercising that much. Muscles weigh more than fat. Any suggestions for a charity by the way? I would've expected someone to come up with something by now. =P
Haha wow that's just perfect, thanks.
I am not exactly sure what you mean with the 17-2 edit. Can you explain it a bit more?
PM'd you about it.
my game is releasing on feb 26th, mark your calendar! tons of medals :)
Cool, looking forward to it!
Faith manages, I'm sure you'll reach your goals! I finally hit a wall too, and started gaining weight, losing a few medals... that's supposed to be the other way around ;)
Even with my 'random challenge' it isn't really going the way I would like to. Perhaps you can't really treat weight loss as a videogame. For instance, a few days ago I hit the '10 pound lost' milestone, but according to my deadline I should've hit that way earlier, so I wasn't excited about it. Also, I randomly gained 2 pounds back in the last few days, so I'm even more behind now. I guess this is my first wall.
Hmm, I went hungry not that long ago, lost all the muscles I had earned. Then I had back surgery about this time last year... plenty of excuses, but I'm 41 y/o, and I finally hit the wall. The trick is to treat being on your feet, like a video game - a standing desk helps. A part time cleaning job would help. Most of my life from an early age, has been blue collar work. Having a gut and also, having to bending over a lot, is a good motivation, not to get fat.
Always make food yourself, no fast food or take out, no matter how health conscious it might seem. I always dilute soda with water (old habit, since I was only allowed one expensive, sugary drink a day). And don't sweat a 2-3 pound gain/loss, that happens a lot! It's good to have goals, but the only thing that matters is, going in the right direction, not how long the race is....
I wonder how Gagsy's been doing lately? A little over a year ago, she began to change her (consumption) behavior. Last I heard, she's doing okay.. I'm not into the BBS much
I've been working around 50 hours a week for the last 4-5 months, and it basically involves sitting on my ass all day. Since I started my 'challenge' I've been taking walks every break, drinking plenty of water and such. I'm extremely goal orientated (no shit =P), so I actually do sweat 3 pound gains, but I'm trying to let that go. At the end of the day, we try to lose weight to feel better, and I can already feel the difference after losing ~10 pounds.
As for Gagsy, I hope she's doing great! The thing about weight diaries is that when they don't get updated anymore it's usually bad news.
Planning on beating those people Nijsse? :]
Heh, no way. I haven't touched the game in 6 weeks (lol), but I'll promise to clock a time by next week, even though I only know half of the game. It wouldn't surprise me if it's 4 hours, I just need a start. When I clock a time I'm satisfied with, I'll move to a game that suits me better.
I wonder if a standing desk would work in your case. I know when I did it, I was awfully efficient! There's exercise machines you can use while sitting down... but oh man, are they geeky :p Be neat if you could install a pull up bar, right over your sitting position.
Hm, so every post from here on out, you'll have to tell us how you're doing weight wise, otherwise, we'll have to make you wear some lead lined yoga pants :)
Heh, I appreciate your tips, but there's not much I can change about my current office space. The good news is the days are getting longer, so perhaps there's some room for exercising in the evenings soon. The month is almost over, so it's almost time for my monthly recap.
I'll definitely keep posting about my progress! We both know the real goal is to look awesome in bikini this summer. =)
game is finally out! I'll stop harassing you now :)
Wow, I am really impressed. The game was awesome, I liked to upgrades, the difficulty level and the different guns. Even after earning every medal there's still plenty of fun left with the highscore table.
What can I say. I didn't expect too much since this is your first game here, but I really enjoyed playing your game! =)
thanks, means a lot!
I live in New Jersey |: Don't think I'll be heading to the shore, much less in a bikini lol.
Was kinda hoping EMIT didn't carry the medals over for us testers... oh well, that makes up for the -40 medals I saw on NG Logs, last I whored my stats :( Respectfully, thanks for keeping the system legit!
Heh, I usually try to avoid the shore when it's really hot. It's awesome to go there off-season, but unless you enjoy thousands of sweaty near-naked people around you (after all, it's a small country), it might not be the place you want to go.
As for EMIT, it's possible to earn every medal in <1 hour. Besides, the game is just as much fun a second time. There are games out there that I would dislike playing a 2nd time, but EMIT is definitely not one of them.
I contemplated picking this 'charity', but it really focuses on a month that's already gone. Appreciate your input though, any other suggestions are very welcome.
You... are.... God.
Not quite sure how to respond to that.. =)
Do you happen to have a link regarding the new glitch in LttP, I'm interested. Also, look on the bright side, either your neighbors really aren't serial killers, or they really like you :)
Yeah sure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epOSfEVBAAI
After getting the moon pearl you do this trick, it basically lets you warp within the dark world if you have a blue potion. This means you don't need to beat Agahnim #1 to be able to go Palace of Darkness. Thus, you don't need to get the pendants, so you skip the master sword.
They are still working on optimizing the new route, but it's basically this:
- You earn pendant #1 to receive the Pegasus boots
- You grab the gloves in the desert, and skip Lanmolas (we possibly skip this entire segment soon)
- You get the Moon Pearl, and skip Moldorm (booh, I got so good at beating that asshole)
- You skip Agahnim's Tower completely
- New rupee route, because you need 290 rupees early on (110 for Kiki, 180 for blue potion for the glitch). This also means a new overworld route, with at least 2 new fake flipper set-ups
- You keep the crappatron 2000 sword until after Blind. The blacksmith magically turns it into a tempered master sword
- Business as usual after this, but with 2 less hearts and no magic powder
The glitch isn't oob, but there's a lot of discussing going on how to categorize this, and what will happen to the old route. I'll just take a break for now to see what how the situation develops. This is kind of funny though (?), as I was literally expecting to get a sub 1:45 run this weekend.
That is the way how speedrunning works. The record holders define the category most of the time. And they have the big support with their followers the get their opinion through the process of defining the rules. This will happen in every game. Still waiting for your streams. Are you going with the glitch or not? You can always create your own category.
You know the scene better than I do. What I've seen in other (mostly Zeldo) games is that the best players just adapt to new strats/glitches. You're right in this case though, if this 1 person had another opinion, the entire category would be different. Especially the way it went down (people with a different opinion got banned from the irc chat, really mature stuff) is kind of a deal-breaker to me. I'll keep running the old route until I have a <1:45. It looks like a lot of fun to work my way up the leaderboard, but perhaps diving into another game is a better plan after these events.
I feel like an idiot for all the posts about streaming. It probably won't happen until I move to a new place (and perhaps purchase a better machine & internet). If for some reason you're interested in watching me play ALTTP without a mic/facecam, I guess that could be arranged. Just keep in mind I've only played the game somewhat serious for a few weeks now, so I suck compared to what you are used to. =)
The whole story somehow reminds me of Verifier 3 of https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/oddworld_strangers_wrath__march_20th_2013.html .
In this game the 100 % is defined with collecting all the money bags, which means to get out of bounds to collect money bags falling through the floor or completely outside the whole game engine. No one playing this game casually can even see every money bag or get close to it without using some very abstruse frame perfect glitches. You also have to wait during a boss fight for around 30 minutes in a corner just to spawn more money bags.^^
The good thing are the marathons. And that is why so many different categories are really good in the end. To show a different way to beat a game. When you do your own stuff with your logical decisions in oob or not or whatever, there is the chance for a more various route, more of the game and a different playstyle. Even when you have the world record, you will never visit a marathon twice with the same route or category. There is no free space for it anymore. She can define what she wants, she will exceed her limit without new strats.
Did you really think about a cam? ;D Microphone could be more interesting but I just want to see some new stream. I cannot rewatch your insane 100k run^^ thanks to the effing twitch system. So, yeah some more input would be awesome.
Just one thing at the end. Banning people with a different opinion is something I can understand. Most of the time they discuss the stuff on some speedrunning related forums and then you really don't want to say or explain the way you act all the time on your own place / channel. Even when your decisions are not rational, they are free to have their own without questioning as long as they are not acting against a law.
That Oddworld story definitely sounds...odd. 0_o
Not sure if I agree with the banning thing. I mean, if it is on your own stream, I get it. It was on the public ZSR irc chat and you are discussing the future of a certain category. Banning people with a different opinion just feels really wrong. Prove that you're right by having good arguments, not by silencing your opposer.
I'm pretty sure you'll see the new route during a marathon. It's really enjoyable to watch. As for the streams, I can definitely do that. If you don't mind the lack of commentary, I can even go so far as to say I'll very likely stream reaching 500k medals points. Not that I'm getting there any time soon... =P
Okay, public channel. I misread that one. I thought it was her own irc.
I visit Nijsses profile and the first thing I see is "Fuck You". Would be funny to quit with this as the first medal up there.^^
Hahaha, yeah, it's a message to you because you started streaming at 6:30 this morning. Kappa
No clue yet what my 'last medal' will be. I probably won't give it too much thought because of the fluctuations in medal points. It's unlikely I'll be able to stay at a round 500k points anyway.
Dutchguy1337 is the only reliable name.
Good point. Dutchboy1 up to Dutchboy1336 are probably taken by now.
Congrats!! That's one goal off your list. Then you only have 9 days for level 60 and you'll be hitting 500k shortly. Just gotta work on those irl goals :)
Thank you! Not quite sure what to do with the speedrun. I thought about moving on to another game, but I also think sub 1:40 is possible. With my trip to NYC planned I doubt I'll find a new place before the end of June. Also, I don't think losing 30 pounds in 6 weeks would be a smart idea. =)
When do you go to NYC? Just in case I want to prepare a burglary.^^
You're welcome to visit me whenever you want. I'm not quite sure robbing my place is a good idea though, as I doubt my anime collection is large enough for you to travel that far.
To answer your question: in 1 month.
Congrats!! Now you should make your icon golden :P
Thank you! I doubt I'll ever change my icon, I like it way too much.
By the way, you should come and visit me when I'm in the states! (even though the distance between us is probably like 2500 miles, I'm in your country, damnit)
Level 60. NG Gamer God. We bow down to you! :)
Congrats for your Zelda record time! Unfortunately, I didn't have much contact to SNES, so the closest I got to Zelda was Alundra. I used to be a record hunter when it comes down to car racing like PSX - Gran Turismo or Rollcage, so I can literally feel that urge to go that little bit faster, better or just smoother.
Thanks a lot! Yeah, challenging yourself is awesome. Don't look at people who have been playing the game for years, just try to be faster/better than your personal best. ALttP is a lot more difficult than it looks, and it really punishes you hard if you make small mistakes. It's all part of the fun though.
I'm still not sure if I should move on to a game that hasn't been beaten to death, or if I should go for sub 1:40.
Congratulations for reaching the golden treble.
Or as I like to call it: The Nerd Trifecta.
You've reached the highest possible exp rank, whistle rank, b/p rank and also you're the highest ranking medal user. Next to that you're a golden aura'd user. Do I have to call you mister Nijsse now?
Not anymore, you're 18 now!
Do you have a certain medal you want to get for 500k points?
No. There's a good chance I'll need to keep earning points just to stay at 500k. It's probably just going to be a 1-hour stream of Blessflasher games. For me, there are 3 'legendary' medals that I was never able to get. Your Bubble Sky, if you will. I shouldn't torture myself with them on stream though.
And that for rendered, staged and recorded gameplay that shows nothing of the real game like it happened with Watch Dogs.
Congratulations for reaching 500k medal points and 20k medals at the same time.
Congratulations for 500k medal points!! :D
*cheers* *claps* :P
Hurray, it's my favorite married teacher from Kuwait! How's life? =)
You are godlike.
Thanks for being fan #150. =)
No prob buddy
Dude, you deserved a fan because you're awesome at the medals If only I could be like you.
Thank you. Just have fun playing medal games and you'll earn a lot of points in no time! =)
The gaps are immense now :o
Even above me there's a 50k gap
True, but if you manage to close that gap you can get from #11 to #5 in no-time. =)
Damn, 600,000.. 400k more to go :)
Ugh, we both know what a horrible idea that is. =P
I guess a millball would be feasible around... 2019?
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