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    • An Unexpected Challenge

      5 days ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Can you describe how to burp?

    • Why I Try Not To Medicate

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I'm pretty sure that some time this week will mark the one year point in my lower back recovery process. The location of the pain has moved slightly away from the spine, but I'm going to call it the same thing since I'm almost certain that this second issue was a result of another muscle compensating for the first.


      While watching TV the other day at my parents' place (where there is actually a TV to watch shows on), there was an ad for Voltaren, a gel that claims to relieve back pain and speed up the healing process. Given that I have in fact been arguing with my lower back for about a year now, I figured it was worth looking into.


      This morning I Googled it. Possible side effects: "Diclofenac may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using Voltaren Gel, especially in older adults." So I can relieve my back pain, but I might suddenly die from doing so. Seems like a bad trade. Other "common" side effects include headaches, fever, itchy skin, and rashes. Relieve the back pain, but feel like shit in the process.


      This is why I tend to just let my body take care of itself. I know the odds of having one of those reactions are 1 in however-many, but everyone always thinks they aren't going to be the exception until they are. I choose life.

    • The Importance Of Being Mentally Flexible

      3 weeks ago

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      This is a journal about the word cis.


      The definition of cis is basically "born with the same sex as the gender you identify with." There's no good reason not to have such a word. Previously, my opinion had been that it's a relevant word, but a dumb choice for it. Because it kind of just popped up out of nowhere all of a sudden without explanation, right? It feels like a shortening of sissy, which is almost exclusively used as a derogatory term. So I figured it was a word that should exist, but should be a different word.


      Today I decided to look up where the word actually comes from. From a purely etymological standpoint, cis- is a Latin prefix meaning "on the side of." i.e. Cisalpine Gaul means Gaul on the side of the Alps. This is the opposite of trans- which means "across from." These two prefixes have been used in a similar way in chemistry for ages.


      The prefix cis was first used in the context of sexuality by the German sexologist Volkmar Sigusch in his 1995 article "Transsexueller Wunsch und zissexuelle Abwehr" (Transsexual desire and cissexual defense). Trans and cis picked up popularity after being used in an article in 2006, and have been the generally accepted terms among people discussing such matters basically ever since then. Transsexual has been colloquially shortened to trans, so similarly, cissexual has been shortened to cis. This is a heavily abbreviated history of the two terms for the sake of easy readability. More info is here.


      I know there are people who think that cis is just a word that trans people came up with to further differentiate between the two groups. I have talked with these people. Not all of them, obviously, but ...well, you know what I mean. However, the simple truth is that not only is it reasonable for us to have a word to fill that role, but cis is the literal correct word for it.


      Previously, I thought the word cis was a silly word to fill the purpose is serves. However, because I'm inquisitive and not rigid in my opinions, my position on it has changed. When you learn new facts about something, the only intelligent response is to reevaluate your position and, if necessary, change it to account for the new information. That is what being mentally flexible means: you are open to new information, and willing to incorporate that information into your worldview. If you are mentally rigid, and unwilling to change your opinions when you learn things that prove them wrong, then you run the risk of ignoring reality.


      This was a journal that used the word cis as an example, but it was not a journal about the word cis.

    • Tetris Is Fun

      4 weeks ago

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      I've decided that you don't have enough Tetris in your life. I give you the closest finish to a Tetris: The Grand Master race ever recorded.


      The Twitch clip above is from about 10 minutes ago, at the Classic Tetris World Championships in Portland, Oregon. Not only was the end of the final race as close as that clip shows, but it ended the tournament in a 3-way tie for first place, which had to be settled by adding up the total duration of everyone's runs and seeing who had the lowest total.


      This is why I love video games.

    • I love it when a plan ...oh no...

      1 month ago

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      Long journal is long.


      Sunday night/Monday morning, at about 1:45am, my car battery died. I was downtown at the time, and the castoff rain from a Cyclone on the other side of the Great Lakes had just reached us, so it was extremely wet. I don't have CAA at the moment, but I do have jumper cables. I flagged down some vehicles and found someone who was willing to give me a jump, and that is when I found out that my jumper cables are ...let's say "not very effective."


      I tried using several good samaritans' cars to get mine started, to no avail. Around 3am I tried to go to sleep, but the combination of heavy rain, the ambient light from streetlamps, and my general sense of "this is very not a good thing" were keeping me up. So I got back outside and returned to flagging down cars. This is how I learned that police cruisers are literally incapable of giving you a jump, because it is prevented by their on board computers - they monitor battery usage, and in case of a spike, such as jump starting another vehicle, problems happen. The more you know.


      Somewhere around 4:30am I finally crawled into my back seat and tried to force myself to go to sleep. After laying there for some time I finally got about an hour and a half of "sleep," before my bladder remembered that it's a thing, and demanded my attention at about 6:45am. I happened to know that there are restaurants and the like in the area, so I started walking. I quickly came to an Eggsmart, which is a decent breakfast place, at 6:51. They opened at 7am. My need was more urgent than 9 minutes, so the hunt continued.


      A couple false starts later, I ended up in a McDonald's. When I opened the bathroom door, there was a large black man using the hand dryer on his clothes, wearing no shirt. It was still raining, so I had my umbrella with me, but it was clear to me what had happened. I used the facilities, and as we passed each other by the sinks, I saw what looked like a teardrop tattoo under his eye. I asked no questions.


      After getting breakfast at Eggsmart, I looked up on my phone where the nearest Canadian Tire was. My plan was to buy a self-jumper unit, use it on my car, and then later use it again to take my car to my mechanic. The website said it opened at 8, so I walked over, and found a sign posted on the door that said it was opening at 10 because Thanksgiving. I headed back to my car, and decided to try flagging people down again until that time. I finally found someone who had really good jumper cables, and using his cables my car started immediately.


      After getting a jump, you're supposed to drive around for about 30-60 minutes so that the alternator can charge the battery. My walk to Canadian Tire had allowed me to locate its parking lot, which was gate-protected, i.e. not necessarily free. I drove back up to my area and found out the two Canadian Tire locations up here were closed, and then drove back downtown. The sign for the parking lot said one hour free with a $10 purchase, otherwise $4/30min. It occurred to me that I was way too tired to commit to a large purchase at that time, so instead I came back home, turned off my car, tried to start it up again, and it immediately did nothing. My battery, thoroughly dead.


      I still had my mechanic in mind, so I made an appointment for Friday afternoon. I started my attempts to get a jump about an hour before I had to leave for the appointment, but even with other people's good cables, I wasn't able to get it to go. My battery, really thoroughly dead. Before my car was going anywhere, it needed a new battery.



      I told you that story to tell you this one.



      Today I decided to walk to Canadian Tire, buy a battery and jumper cables, and walk back. Canadian Tire is about 2 miles away. I'm no fool, so before I did anything I went on Google to find out how much the average car battery weighs. According to Google, it's about 15lbs. I have dumbbells in my office, so I picked up a 15lb dumbbell to test it out. It's pretty light, but heavier than I could carry in something like a canvas bag. Fortunately, I have a pretty heavy duty backpack, with a buckle in the front. My mode of transporting the battery was set. However, more planning was required.


      The forecast for today called for a chance of thunderstorms. Looking out my window, the clouds were a light grey, and the thunderstorm had not hit yet. There was a chance I would get wet. My car has a foldaway raincoat in it, so I added that to my bag. There was a chance the car battery would get wet. This probably wouldn't be a problem, but I still added a plastic bag to wrap it in. Finally, 2 miles each way is a long way to walk, especially when you're hauling an extra 15lbs on your back. My backpack has a spot to put a water bottle, so I did that. I also made sure the shirt I had on was a quick-drying one, and I put on my RvBTO 8-bit hat to keep the rain out of my eyes. With all of that preparation done, I began walking.


      The walk was basically uneventful. Some raindrops would fall, and then they would stop. The wind would pick up, and then it would stop. I found a blue canvas bag on the sidewalk and brought it with me for future use. I encountered someone wearing a RWBY hat in the wild. He did not recognize my RvBTO hat. Towards the end of the walk, the rain became a little more steady. Nothing I wasn't prepared to walk in, but enough to take notice of. I found two young girls playing in a park, and told them they should go home to avoid the thunderstorm, and they did.


      Then I got to the last intersection before the Canadian Tire. And that is when the monsoon caught me. If it had just waited 5 minutes longer, I would have been okay. There was a woman crossing the street with an umbrella, who got blown slightly off balance and had to stumble. Another woman was wearing sweats, which were absolutely a terrible life choice that day. I was caught too far away from shelter, and had no opportunity to change into my raincoat before I was already drenched. Since I was wet anyway I decided to brave it and carry on.


      The rain was coming down so hard, and the wind was blowing so fast, that it was legitimately painful to be in that storm. I couldn't run, for fear of being blown into traffic. The rain was hitting me from behind, where my neck and calfs were exposed, and it felt like hail was hitting them. I quickly realized my phone was in my left front pocket, which was open to the rain, and I immediately covered the opening with my left hand, using the other to hold onto my hat - which was not pulling its weight in this endeavour at all, I might add.


      When I finally arrived at Canadian Tire, I checked my calfs for blood (did I mention it felt like hail?). There was none, which was good. I immediately walked up to some employees and said "I have made a terrible life choice. Where is the bathroom?" When I entered the bathroom, I found a crappy hand dryer and no paper towels. I used a combination of the dryer and toilet paper to take care of my skin, glasses, and phone, but it was useless for everything else. I went back into the real world and was given a small towel, which I used as well as I could, and then decided to keep the remaining water in my clothes as a symbol of my shame.


      Now that I was at my destination, it was time to buy things. I took my time finding the beefiest jumper cables I could afford, and with the help of an employee I tracked down the battery I needed. It has a 4 year warranty, which is nice. After the paperwork was done, I went to move it for the first time. That is when I learned that my entire plan was based on a lie.


      While the average car battery may be about 15lbs, this car battery is closer to 15kg. I was not prepared for this. Still, this is what I'd come for, and I didn't have much choice but to leave with it. After paying for my merchandise, I manoeuvred the battery into my backpack along with the jumper cables, putting the new canvas bag between the front bottom corner of the battery and my back, and then hoisted the bag up onto the counter, which was conveniently at DiMono-can-slide-his-arms-into-his-backpack's-armholes height. I backed up into it and fastened the buckle, and carefully eased it off the counter. The bag was holding, as was I. Although more difficult than I'd anticipated, the plan was still a thing.


      Before leaving, I decided to take a moment to discuss with the people at the checkout counter how bad an idea this was. I said something to the effect of "I'm about to walk 2 miles with a heavy car battery in my backpack. This is a terrible life choice. I'm going to die." And they did nothing to stop me. I texted Nat "I am now beginning the 2 mile walk home with a 20lb car battery in my backpack. This is a terrible idea. I am very excited for it." (I was still underestimating the weight of the battery at this point) And then I got going.


      I made it to the first intersection. It was at this point that DiMono knew he'd fucked up. I decided that I'd rather get home in one piece than get home with the pride of knowing I'd hauled a 500lb battery all the way back. I chose life, and got on the bus. When I got back home, I went directly to the car, put my new purchases in the trunk, and then walked to Shopper's Drug Mart to buy kleenex. In the end, I finished my outing with a car battery, jumper cables, 6 boxes of tissues, wet feet, and no need to shower.



      So how was your weekend?

    • Going Back To Virginia

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Spelunky got in to AGDQ again for 2018. I'm going to be on the couch again, commentating my friend Kinnijup. It should be a riot.


      Now I just need to find money.


      ...I'm going to have to buy a new XBox 360 controller.

    • Animals for food and fun

      1 month ago

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      Monday is Thanksgiving up here in Canuckistan. A weekend for good food, and lots of it. And for spending time with friends and family, and lots of it. And in my case, for continuing to hunt for fancy clothing at secondhand shops. Seriously, my wardrobe has undergone some serious upgrades recently, at about 10% of the retail cost. I'm also learning about how to tell the difference between a cheap suit and an expensive suit, so it's very possible I could end up talking at some point about finding a $5000 suit for $40. Fingers crossed!


      In the meantime, this is a Muntjac Deer. It is a legal pet where I live. I want one.

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      You're welcome.

    • Words And Acronyms - An Open Letter

      1 month ago

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      As a writer, I place a lot of importance on words and what they mean. You may have seen me in certain corners of this website debating the definition of a word, or the interpretation of a phrase, because from where I sit, words mean things and it's important to use them correctly. This is why I'm so adamant that it's pronounced gif, not jif (if the creator said it was pronounced 'blue', would you pronounce it that way?); and why I disagree with the meaning of "dice" being updated to be both plural AND singular (one is a die, dammit!).


      The simple fact is that language is ever evolving, and as it does, words come and go. There are a lot of words that start with N[vowel] that used to start with the vowel, and vice versa, but common usage changed them. Cuck has so many meanings already that I can't help but think it's a stupid word. Colbert came up with "Truthiness" which is now in the OED. And The Simpsons came up with "D'Oh!" which is also in the OED.


      However, when a word or acronym changes too many times, it becomes tiresome to keep up. For instance, LGBT. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual. It's short, punchy, and precise. Then it started changing. LGBTQ added Queer. LGBTQ2 adds 2-Spirited. There are more (all copy/pasted from Google and not my own writing):


      LGBTQI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex.


      LGBTTIQQ2S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited.


      LGBTQIAPD: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans* , queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, pansexual/polysexual, demisexual.


      LGBTQIA2S: 

      T: Transgender or Transsexual. Q: Queer or Questioning. I: Intersex (previously referred to as “hermaphrodite”, but Intersex is the more acceptable term to use now) A: Asexual or Ally. 2-S: Two Spirit (drawn from Native culture to refer to people who walk in two worlds – female and male)


      There are so many different acronyms, and so many different meanings, that it's exhausting to keep up, which makes people not want to. When you keep changing the rules, people don't want to play any more. Constantly adjusting acronyms as new words are added and removed is just a poor long-term strategy, because people get confused, and when people get confused by something they stop caring about it.


      With all of that in mind:


      Dear Non-Cis/Non-Straight People,

      Could you please pick a single term and stick with it? 




      (Note: this journal does not reflect the views or opinions of Rooster Teeth, LLC)

    • 30 Day Ab Challenge - Aftermath

      1 month ago

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      400 reps per day for 30 days is 12,000 reps. I missed a few hundred at the start because my abs were bad - 80 x about 11 - but I also added some scissor kicks to make up for missing reps the first few days. So during the month of September I did 12,000 - 880 + 300 = 11,420 abdominal reps. Add in the half-reps that I technically did but that didn't count towards the challenge and we're up around 11,500. Not bad.


      Now that the math is done (do you get it? Do you get my pun? Because this is after the math? DO YOU LOVE ME YET MOM?), let's talk about what I wanted to get out of this, what I got out of this, and what happened along the way.




      What I Wanted

      I don't think I've ever really had a strong core. I had a sufficient core, which allowed me to do the lifts I was doing at the weight I was using for them, but that's about as far as it went. The title on the video for this challenge (embedded above) says "BUILD UNBELIEVABLE 6 PACK ABS!!" That's not what I was after. I was after strength, not aesthetics. I subscribe to the concept that if you can lift 400 pounds, you will look like someone who can lift 400 pounds, so aesthetics would be a natural result of gaining strength anyway - it's never been my focal point for working out.


      There were days when the only resistance training I did was the ab workout (I always did stretching as well). There were also days when I trained other body parts as well. I'd always do my abs first (which is backwards from how I've trained in the past), to make sure I got the challenge reps in, and then I'd spend no more than half an hour training arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back, or a combination of those things. Once or twice I also went out for a long cardio walk. Basically, the ab challenge was part of my workout routine, but it wasn't all of my routine.


      How It Went

      At the beginning of the month, I wasn't strong enough to do 20 V-ups as the first exercise in each round of the workout. I knew this going in, and didn't pretend otherwise. Instead I did something about halfway between a V-up and the step down exercise that's shown in the video, called Knees-To-Chest. It's what it sounds like. I also wasn't strong enough to get through the entire challenge at the beginning. Actually, that's not quite true. Let me elaborate:


      Overtraining is a thing. If you work your muscles too hard, then they go past the point of useful breakdown which stimulates growth, and get to a place where they're just sore and useless for a while. I decided from day 1 that if I didn't think I could finish the next round before 40 minutes had passed in the workout, then I was going to stop. This was a) to prevent overtraining; and b) to make sure I wasn't spending an hour and a half a day on my abs. Because that's just silly. So while I could have forced myself to finish the full workout from day 1, I chose not to, to ensure that I'd remain useful for the entire duration of the challenge.


      Day 1, I did 3/5 rounds in 36 minutes. Day 2, I did 2/5 rounds in 28 minutes. It was about a week before I was able to get all 5 rounds in, and I saw almost non-stop time improvements for the entire month. There were days where I took it a bit slower, but I still worked hard and I still got all 5 rounds in.


      A couple weeks in, I reached into my fridge and pulled the shoulder insertion tendon of my right upper pec. I talked about that briefly in this journal. The effect it had on the challenge was that I wasn't able to transition to V-ups even after I was strong enough for it. I got two days of V-ups in, but extending my arms back over my head after every rep was putting strain on the tendon, and I knew that continuing that exercise would delay healing. I ended up sticking with Knees-To-Chest for most of the rest of the month (tried V-ups one more time, stopped after 2 rounds). This meant that I didn't get the full effect of the challenge, because I wasn't doing one of the exercises in the original form prescribed by the challenge. I still had gains, but they were not as intense or dramatic as they would have been had I been able to switch to V-ups.


      Exercise Isn't The Whole Story

      HOWEVER, as I've said in my journal here before, exercise isn't where you build muscle - you build muscle in the kitchen and the bedroom. Working a muscle will break it down, but it will only grow back stronger if you feed it right and get enough sleep. During this challenge, I ate similar quantities of food to what I'd been eating before, but the macronutrient makeup had more protein in it - especially if I'd done more than just abs the day before. Here's roughly what my diet was for the last month:


      Breakfast after large workout: 3 extra large eggs and hash brown potatoes

      Breakfast after small workout: 1 bowl of Kashi Go Lean cereal, 1 large slice of toast with peanut butter

      Lunch: 1 large bowl of pasta OR 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with 2 cheeses and meat OR 2 open-faced melts

      After Workout Snack: ~20 almonds, 1 glass of milk, 2 glasses of water

      Dinner: 1 large chicken leg (or 2 small ones) and an apple - alternatively, chicken casserole

      Late night snack: 1 bowl of Corn Bran Squares, optionally with toast


      There were days where I deviated from this, but I always got at least 100g of protein in, as well as plenty of fat and carbs, since your body needs them to survive. I also drank lots of water. I've discussed the importance of proper hydration before, so all I'll say about it here is that there is a miracle weight loss drug, and it's called water. I drank no alcohol during the month, because alcohol slows down gains.


      The Results

      So what were my results, you may be asking if you've read this far? Well, my abs are still sore 2 days later. Which means they're still experiencing growth. Which means I'm still feeding them like I was during the challenge. I weighed 160lbs when I started, and now I weigh 160lbs. My diet was about the right number of calories for what's called a Lean Bulk, which is putting on muscle without putting on fat. What that meant for my midsection is this:


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      These are my before and after pics of me relaxing my abs from the side. The picture on the left was taken right before I did the first workout in the challenge, and the picture on the right was taken right after I finished the last one. I think I'm also rotated slightly more towards camera in the second one. I'm not making any attempt to slouch or push my abs out in either picture, this is just how my torso sat naturally at that time. The stomach slope on the left is much more pronounced, and there is more muscle definition on the right. This is the result of a combination of me carrying less fat, and my muscles being more firm in a resting state.


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      These are my before and after pics of me flexing my abs from the front. I don't know why the one on the right is blurry - my hand must have been shaking after the workout. There isn't much difference in the upper abs definition, but if you look below the waist, my hips are visibly slimmer, and you can actually see the outline of my pelvis at the far right. On the left my hips enter the shorts while curving inward, and on the right they enter basically vertically, and are closer to my waist when doing so. I haven't done any Photoshop touch-ups in any of these pictures, not even to colour correct - these are exactly how they looked when taken, accidental blur and all.


      My functional results are that I went from doing 3 rounds in 36 minutes on day 1, to doing 5 rounds in 22:31 on day 30. That means I went from averaging 12 minutes per round, to averaging 4 1/2 minutes per round, which means my abs are almost 3x as efficient as they were when I started. The limit of human ability on this workout is probably somewhere around 17 minutes. I'll never get there, and I'm okay with that - it's not what I'm after. The point of this last month was to strengthen my abs in support of future exercise, and I certainly accomplished that. I will continue to train them - I may even take on other challenges - but I'm not aiming for peak human performance, I'm aiming for overall fitness.


      Now What?

      This week, I'm taking it easy. Yesterday I did nothing fitness related, and today I'm only going to stretch. I'm going to lay off the ab-centric work for at least a week, so that my abs can fully recover and so that one of my right hip flexors can get some much-needed recovery time. I expect my upper pec tendon to be fully healed by about Thursday, which will allow me to get back to my chest. My left oblique hasn't been complaining nearly as much either, so I'm hoping to start hitting my obliques pretty hard soon too.


      I've also had some fantastic flexibility gains over this past month, because I've made a point of stretching every day. I'm going to keep doing that, because flexibility and mobility are important. I'm removing a few stretches from my routine that may have been slowing down the healing of my hip flexor, because I want it to heal up as quickly as possible. It is an over-stretching injury, so I'm hoping that just letting it relax for a week or so will be enough to bring it back to full use.


      I'm going to continue eating about the same, because it works for my body. I'm maintaining 160lbs right now, which is actually not unhealthy for someone who's 6'3" tall - I'm certainly not struggling. As I continue to work out, I will continue burning fat and growing muscle. When I get to a point where my current diet is no longer sufficient, then I'll increase my calories to allow for more growth. That's as simple as adding a couple handfuls of peanuts to my daily routine. My eventual point of equilibrium will probably be somewhere around 170lbs.


      The mistake I made before was trying to do too much too quickly. I'm learning from my mistakes and taking it slow this time - I haven't used anything heavier than 25lbs in the last 3 months, and rarely gone over 20lbs. In the meantime, I'm closing the book on fitness-related journals for now. I've been taking progress pics every couple months since I was able to resume some level of training, and eventually I'll post more of them. In the meantime, I was serious when I said last week that there's a new audio-only episode of Futurama. If you haven't listened to it yet, then you should fix that.


      I know there were a few people who said they were going to take this ab challenge too - how did you do? Did you see positive results? What pitfalls did you encounter? Would you do it again?

    • It pays to pay - also new Futurama

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      As you may know, I'm one of Geek And Sundry's Twitch mods. They recently had a 60 day free trial for their combined streaming service with Nerdist called Project Alpha, which I took advantage of. Then I decided to pay for another month, because I wanted to binge Sagas Of Sundry: Dread earlier this month. They always have a 30 day trial period, and it's worth your time just to watch Dread - everyone should go do that.


      Project Alpha also does giveaways most weeks, and I happened to win one today - at the tail end of the first month I paid for. Its contents:


      1 Hulk Funko Mopeez Plush


      1 Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Titan Hero Tech Talking Thor


      1 Red Marvel Logo Shirt


      I can't link to the shirt, because I can't find the design for sale anywhere, not even on the Marvel website. Closest I can find is here, but a) the shade of red is wrong, and b) It's somehow in Egypt. Anyway, it's not a bad haul for a contest after one month. Thought I'd share.


      In other news, there's new Futurama. It takes the form of September 14's Nerdist Podcast. You're welcome.


  • Comments (3972)

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      9 months ago

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      Happy Warm and Fuzz McFuzzy Day!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        9 months ago

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    • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I Am What I Am

      1 year ago

      Hey so you also got mentioned in On The Spot this week - so that's pretty damn neat, just started the episode.


      Hope y'all are having fun at UnCon! Wish I could be there!

    • TomtheIronMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Hey man this time g1 Tom the Iron Man over on ScrewAttack and just wanted to touch base with you about someone we've been seeing posts with on Twitter and Facebook, a fellow g1 named Dylan Toomey. Dylan's been around since 2008 and simply put, he's a wily and silly guy with a penchant of making memes that no one understands but himself, and that's the joke. He means no harm and he's just continuing his shtick now and introducing himself in his own special way that the migration of ScrewAttack to the Rooster Teeth family is complete. I know Dylan personally and have met up with him at every SGC he's been in attendance to, and he's actually a quiet and fairly reserved person IRL. Clearly he's been rubbing the mods the wrong way and it has led to you having to intervene personally, if it is a breach of conduct I can assure you he has no idea it is. Hit me back if you have any questions (I'm still trying to figure out how everything works here), and have an awesome night.

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

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    • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

      2 years ago

      Just wanted to toss you a quick "thanks" for all the workout pointers and Tough Mudder tips you gave me a while ago. You were one of the few people who gave me actual usable advice that has made a difference. I've been working out for just about 4 months now and I've seen great progress and plan to keep pushing forward.

      So, thanks :)

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        2 years ago

        Next Saturday? Yeah, I'm going on an end-of-summer camping trip with some friends that weekend.

        Why do you ask?

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Personal Comment notifications have been broken since day 1. I didn't see your comments until now, after scanning through Adam's journal's comments and seeing that someone had discovered that fact. I don't remember whether we banned anyone for being knucklesdawson, but seeing as the thread you were commenting about is locked now, it seems irrelevant. I just wanted to let you know that I wasn't ignoring you, I literally had no idea you'd said anything because of a site failure.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      Have I been banned from the v2 thread or something? I can't post in there, says I lack sufficient permissions.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      2 years ago

      Are you tagging me in posts? Or is it the site transferring data over. Because I'm not able to access the tags to see.


      Also, 4000th comment.

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        2 years ago

        Just saw Jackie having the same issue. Bug, I guess.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      2 years ago

      I have no idea what's happening right now, but I'm getting like.. half a dozen notifications that you're mentioning me in a post.. and when I click on it, I get sent to a completely jumbled version of your profile.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I got no notification that you'd left me this comment. I was trying to put up a private journal entry and tag site admins in it. It didn't work properly. I eventually got it up and running, so check out my journal.

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

    • Resolis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Insidious Crow

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • mattbab4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday

    • THEDODGER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wookiee

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono! I hope you have an awesome day and make sure you enjoy yourself! Keep up the amazing work! smiley0.gif

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      Is there a time limit on my timeout from the Ask Anything thread?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Doesn't matter whether it's entertaining; it's inappropriate.

      • Freelancer The Trash Man

        2 years ago

        Come on, don't tell me it isn't at least slightly entertaining when someone is like "can u teech me how 2 make cgi" and I chime in claiming to be Monty?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I mean giving troll answers. People ask questions there looking for information, and they are trusting of the answers they receive. You posting random garbage in there is inappropriate.

      • Freelancer The Trash Man

        2 years ago

        Nah. But that's entirely dependent on how you define how I've been posting. Do you mean in the past few days or overall?

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        If you're unbanned from it, are you going to keep posting like you've been posting?

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      2 years ago

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      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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    • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

      2 years ago

      I'm considering signing up for Tough Mudder this summer, any training tips or things I should know before I fully commit?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        It's about 11 miles, so 17km is pretty close to accurate.

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        2 years ago

        Awesome thanks! I have a team I just need to get my ass in gear for strength training. I'm already running frequently so I just plan on increasing my mileage (I heard there's about 17km of hills).

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Ignore the time estimate on the site; expect to spend 5 hours out there. Plan your day accordingly. Wear clothes you don't care about, or else clean them immediately. Don't have pockets. Your shoes will probably be a lost cause; bring spares and donate the dead ones to the pile (you'll see what I mean when you get there).

        You'll be driving to an off-site parking lot and taking a bus to Mt St Louis. Bring I think it's $15 for parking, and include about half an hour on either end for bus transit. You'll be leaving your wallet behind while on the course; keep it appropriately empty, just in case.

        They will offer you food on the course; eat it, you'll need the energy. And the potassium. Completing the course is easier with a team, for many reasons; if you go there alone, try to find people to join up with. Tough Mudder is hard, but remember that you're going there to enjoy yourself; so have fun with it. Lots of people dress up in costumes.

        Most of the obstacles I encountered weren't that difficult; a moderate amount of fitness should be plenty to get you through them. Focus on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio. And don't skip leg day - in fact, add another one. They're going to be taking you up and down hills an awful lot. Compound exercises are better than isolation exercises. You will have to climb over a 7-8' wall in order to get to the course; make sure you can do that, as it's the one obstacle you really can't skip. But don't skip obstacles unless you absolutely have to, because otherwise what's the point?

        That's everything that comes to mind right now.

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

      Waaaarrrmmmm and ffuuuuzzzzyyyyyy
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      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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      2 years ago

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        2 years ago

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    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      2 years ago

      As it is technically the 14th, you can enjoy your Valentine's Warm Fuzzies now!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Bot Destroyer!

      Your Neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

      • tutvuvu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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    • Enforcer2005

      2 years ago

      You are cool and I like you. Hope you are doing well dude.

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      2 years ago

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    • Tommex

      2 years ago

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

    • nouveaujour FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Catching up now on the harassment discussion from the other night (that really doesn't sounds so great when typed out, but I'm going to go with it...) via You Tube.
      Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and putting the thought into a meaningful discussion.
      -nj

    • UB3R_FRY

      3 years ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Don't fuck it up

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      3 years ago

      I'm being trolled or I'm sleep-defriending you. WHAT IS GOING ON.

    • film_geek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI

      Here`s that song I was telling you about. one of my favourite's of theirs.

    • Snaaaake

      3 years ago

      I saw you at RTX and wanted to come up to you and give you a high five, problem was the convention center was being evacuated... smiley4.gif

    • Shastamac

      3 years ago

      As of right now, you have one friend for each day of the year! Congrats! :)

      • Shastamac

        3 years ago

        That's true, but you have some time to find one.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

    • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

      3 years ago

      Give me TOUncon tickets! I want them now! smiley2.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        We're very good.

      • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

        3 years ago

        It wasn't working but you guys fixed it and I am now officially attending TOUncon smiley12.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Are you really unable to purchase tickets from the website? If you do it from a desktop or laptop it should go through.

      • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

        3 years ago

        HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT! GIVE IN! I NEED TO GO TO TOUNCON

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      3 years ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Click on the "Achievement Hunter" tab at the top, and then go onto "games". You can type games in and rate them there. smiley0.gif

    • Br0kenSt0ry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      3 years ago

      Sorry to bother you again good sir, but would you be able to change my Site birthday to June 3/90?

    • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a fantastic day! smiley13.gif

    • Juular

      3 years ago

      So, been banned from the Red vs Blue forum. Know what's up with that?

      • Juular

        3 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        3 years ago

        I mean, I did say the US government did 9-11. But I hardly think that's enough to get me banned from an entire forum.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      3 years ago

      So, managed to get the new set of Cookie Clicker Achievements yet?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        You mean 1.0453? I have all of them except 400 cursors, which is currently impossible. I haven't played in over a week, just sitting on my bank of 200 sextillion and waiting for the next update.

    • Tommex

      3 years ago

      Hey man! I'm a coder too! html, css, php, python, javascript, java, objective C

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      3 years ago

      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      3 years ago

      Did you change my title on here?

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        3 years ago

        k thanks

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Nope

    • um4dbro210

      3 years ago

      hey i have a error 422 and i have no idea how to fix it……plz halp

      Post edited 1/26/14 2:00PM

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

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      • Psycho

        3 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      3 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      3 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        #lolcanada

    • voidfox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold gay robot

      4 years ago

      oh hey, I see you're from ontario, somewhere just north of toronto. well it just so happens that I'm from somewhere just south of toronto.

    • khurram_89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerf herder

      4 years ago

      What's with all the spambots lately? Janet8251 needs to be squashed.

    • DanielZhu1

      4 years ago

      I will be taking your advice on writing a little side story though, may give me some creativity practice. Maybe you can read it sometime and tell me if it is any good.

    • DanielZhu1

      4 years ago

      You have read the idea I posted, and I see the logic in your words. But I'm fine if they don't use my ideas until 3 years later, I just want to give them something, and be just a small part of this. Because RWBY is something that truly resonates with me.

      • DanielZhu1

        4 years ago

        I think I will also try writing the RWBY side story. May improve my creativity, and open up more possibilities.

      • DanielZhu1

        4 years ago

        With my current college possibilities it's very likely I'll be able to get some great credentials. After all and SAT score of 2280 isn't all that common.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        4 years ago

        I wish you the best of luck, but I wouldn't count on getting an internship with them; it sounds like you've already decided it's going to happen, and you need to realize that a) they need to have such an intern position open, and b) they literally get dozens of resumes and applications a day. Hopefully it will work out the way you want, but assume it won't, and write it yourself.

      • DanielZhu1

        4 years ago

        Yes, they probably won't in the next few years, but in 3 years time I will have the qualifications to intern at rooster teeth for 1 summer, maybe it may be possible then

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        4 years ago

        They're not going to use your idea. Ever. It's not going to happen. If you're passionate about it, write it yourself.

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Registration Team Lead

      4 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

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