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  • Re: Culture Judging Q&A

    Vyxsis said:
    on an unrelated note, i'm a bit confused by how much 'love' there was for the ascendril aspirant. although no names were named, that npc's script pretty directly talks unicorns on someone specific whose identity was pretty immediately recognized by... well, lots of people, which felt neither appropriate in general nor appropriate for an exhibit intended for a foreign government.
    I'm 90% sure you're referencing the joke it makes about the magister of water (and therefore Zaila). For the record, I was super chuffed and thought it was hilarious and give a big high-five to whoever came up with that XD.

    Regarding it's appropriateness to a foreign government, I would disagree! It's not at all explicit, it's self-aware of how much trouble the ascendril had of keeping membership up while saving face (blaming Zaila for being naughty-naughty, not taking responsibility for the lack of active leadership), and it's fun and gossipy: and everyone likes gossip. Especially politicians.
  • Re: Winter Feasts Are Coming

    Oooh! I did an LCHF thing before and it worked really well for me without exercise, too! Even though I have broken from doing it, I still stick to a lot of the principles (avoiding carbs packed things and prioritising fat over protein) and it helps me stay less overweight than I could have slipped back to!
  • Re: Winter Feasts Are Coming

    Since I've been tagged, I'll start off the weekly update bit, and I'm going off the basic format we did last time cause I thought it was good!

    The basic idea of these guys is to post once-a-week (preferably the same day each week) with whatever you've got to share!

    This spoiler has the original Cake!? thread's run down of each category if you want to join in!

    Weekly Wrap-up:

    Weight lost/gained: x pounds

    Downside of the week: What you believe was the hardest struggle during the week that just recently came to end. Had a hard time getting up to go for a run? Couldn't resist some pizza? It happens to the best of us, but here's the place to admit it. You won't make any progress without acknowledging your mistakes!

    Upside of the week: What was the best part of the week? Make an especially delicious meal that was good for you? Your favorite shirt doesn't feel as tight? Get a compliment from somebody? Here's the place to tell us all about it.

    Mental/psychological check in: Weight loss/Weight gain and mental health go hand-in-hand for a lot of people. How are you doing mentally this week? Maybe your psychological health is a bigger(or equal) battle than your body composition. Maybe you just want this as a way to look back and see if/how you have improved later! This can be brief, in-depth or left out entirely depending on your personal comfort with sharing.

    Status of last week's goal: Did you accomplish the goal that you set for yourself last week? Pretty self-explanatory.

    Goal for next week: This is where you'll place your goal for the upcoming week. Have a specific number of pounds you'd like to lose? Aspire to exercise 3 days out of the week instead of your current 2? A calorie count to stick with? Some mental/psychological self-care goals? You want these goals to be specific, measurable, and attainable.

    Remember here that honesty is the most important thing. You don't have to say anything you're not comfortable with either, there'll be no pressure.

    I'll be doing mine a smidgen differently, but not a ton - just overall weight/goals because that's easier for me than 'weight loss'

    Weekly Start-Up!

    Weight: 188

    Downside of the week: Getting back on the horse after being a massively lazy bum for a month - UGH!

    Upside of the week: Despite it being that time of the month and wanting to do no more than huddle in a pile of uselessness, I got off my keister and walked and I even got a random catcall! (I know I'm supposed to be offended by that, but I don't care, it was great for my self-esteem when it was feeling low)

    Mental/psychological check in: Feeling pretty crappy about myself when I look in the mirror and see subtle rolls coming back and double-chin more prominent again. Also the angriest acne my face has seen in awhile, which doesn't help. Overall, though, I am feeling pretty good.

    Status of last week's goal: My goal for last week had been to eat out less, and I did accomplish this!

    Goal for next week: Walk at least 1 hour at least 3 days and do not eat out for lunch all week. Sing more.
  • Re: Racial Flavour (not that kind of flavor)

    I don't want them to allow a heritage token to be moved around for one selfish reason:

    I want to be able to know what anyone's basic description looks like in the first sentence of LOOK

    If I get wall-of-text when I LOOK and I am just trying to very quickly jump into a scene without dedicating that kind of time to reading a description, I want to at least know what sort of species you look like so I can get a brief mental picture and respond before they think I'm ignoring them because it takes me so long to emote back to their NOD. And, if people can move around the token, there's a good chance I won't get that one-sentence-skim answer I am LOOKing for.

    Reading is hard.
  • Re: Drawings of Aetolia

    Omg!!! That is so awesome! I love it so much! Don't mind me as I drool over unexpected character art <3!!