My face when I discover that an ex-Megadeth guitarist performed lead guitar for a final boss in a Sonic game:
I never played Sonic and the Black Knight, but apparently that's Marty Friedman on lead guitar.
milesprower 2005 Ten Years 2015
4 months agomilesprower
Well, I have a bit more preparation to do, but here's my resolution for 2017:
Work out. Burn fat. Build muscle.
I got quite the rude awakening this Christmas when I stepped onto my mom's bathroom scale and it gave me 277 in return. I honestly wasn't expecting anything over 250. So it's time to get out of the computer chair a bit more and start getting in shape, for a number of reasons.
1. I want to look good for my dearest. That's obvious.
2. I can stay healthy longer.
3. I'm returning to the Badlands this next summer, and I'd like to have the endurance to actually go out into the Sage Creek Wilderness Area this time around.
I'm going to be relying less on weigh-ins (those can flat out lie if you're burning fat and building muscle at the same time) and more on weekly pictures. I'll be getting a membership to a 24/7 gym just down the block when the new year rings in (they have a promotion for $1 for the first month from the 2nd to the 6th, so I can't sign up right away). I'm also strongly encouraging Brady to sign up, as he's looking to put on a few pounds, and nothing motivates and pushes like a partner.
To satisfy the gamer in me, I'll also be returning to Ingress, for leisurely walks outside during off-days from the gym. I started that last night at 3:30am, two miles in 58 minutes, having to stop for portal hacks.
This also means a change in diet, and I'm very happy to say it's off to a great start; I've gone 48 hours without soda; quite a feat when I have unlimited access to the soda fountain at both my jobs. The first thing to go down on that cast iron griddle will probably be salmon, and when it's time for a reward, I'll be attempting to cook lean filet minion for the first time.
So here's to 2017!
5 months agomilesprower
Deactivated my Facebook account. Unfollowed three tumblr users. Taking a hiatus from Fimfiction. That last one surprised me, because apparently people can't keep it to Yahoo and Facebook, they have to bring this bullshit to the pony sites too.
So time to immerse myself even deeper in Equestria, Tamriel, and the Frontier for a few months. Until everyone in reality calms the fuck down, I want nothing to do with it.
5 months agomilesprower
And we are live!
Every single cent of your tax-deductible donations goes straight to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, as unrestricted funds, meaning there are so many ways this money can be used to help kids.
And seriously, if all you can give is $1, that's awesome. Thank you! If you can't donate, spread the word!
Also, since I met my modest goal of $100 before today, if Cobalt and I reach an absolutely crazy goal of $1000 between the two of us, two lucky, lightning fast viewers will be getting a Playstation 4 code, and Xbox One code for Titanfall 2.
Thanks for watching, thanks for donating.
6 months agomilesprower
(No worries, this is just to let you guys know that we ARE participating in Extra Life this year. You won't see this blog post again until November 5th.)
(Simply click the Donate button on my Extra Life page. If you don't like the pre-set amounts, select "Other" at the bottom!) Extra Life accepts all major cards as well as PayPal.
WHAT IS EXTRA LIFE?
Extra Life is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which go to branches of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 100% of all donations go directly to the hospitals.
To raise funds, most commonly, gamers in the US and around the world attempt a 24-hour marathon of a game of their choice, many streaming live on Twitch.
Participation and total donations have increased every year since Extra Life was founded in 2008, reaching a grand total of over $22 million. Last year alone, 55,000 gamers raised a total of $8,300,000.
The Bloomington Coalition of Nerds, or Team BCON.
November 5th, 2016 8:00 AM to November 6th, 2016 8:00 AM
OUR TEAM'S FUNDRAISING GOAL
$200 total, $100 each, competing to see who can raise the most.
WHO IT BENEFITS
Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana
MY MARATHON ATTEMPT
WHEN CAN I DONATE?
Anytime. If you donate now, thank you very much, and you are under NO obligation to do so again during the marathon. I personally do not handle any donations physically or digitally; 100% of your tax-deductable donation goes directly to Riley Children's Hospital through Extra Life. However, to add to the excitement and motivation, we're hoping to get most of our donations during the marathon.
I CAN'T AFFORD TO DONATE. HOW CAN I HELP?
That's okay! Simply sharing the above link to anyone you think could give us a few bucks would help immensely.
Currently Playing: No Man's Sky, Titanfall
Currently Anticipating: Titanfall 2, Extra Life 2016
Currently Writing: Not much at the moment.
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Miles "Tails" Prower
Video Game Soundtracks
Extra Life 2016 - Team BCON
My SWTOR art commission; my Sith Warrior and his companion, Vette.