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Ben
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Known Aliases: Rabbit, NiteRabbit, TB, Teabee

Thought for the Day: A foolish man knows everything, yet fears nothing.

Suspect was last seen escaping from Kamchatka Institute for Mental Rehabilitation where he was undergoing treatment for Post Traumatic Dress Disorder and acute Dramatic Brain Injury. As a known fashion victim, suspect is to be considered armed and extremely fabulous. Do not attempt to approach. Report all sightings to the relevant Fashion Police precinct and initiate Class V containment procedures.

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Teabee's APFT Workout - "Rebirth"

Requirements:

1-2 20lb dumbbells
Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro or something similar.

Alternate between strength days and cardio days.  Sunday is a rest day.

Every day:

As many pullups as you can in the morning before work.

On strength days:

(30 second break in between)
  • 50 Hand Release Pushups
  • 50 Situps (Use the MGP if you don't have something to hold your feet)
  • 20 Bicep Curls
  • 50 Crunches
  • 20 Shoulder Presses
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 20 Dips using the MGP (I do regular dips, the only difference is that your legs are straight out and you use your heels for balance.  Do not throw your ass down to do a dip, it's all in your arms and back)
  • 10 Pushups using the MGP (It forces you to go deeper and further down) [Yeah, it's only 10; by this point I'm pretty smoked but it's just for fun.] OR 10 Bruce Lee Situps
  • Stretch
On cardio days:
  • Without breaks (unless getting water), do 20 minutes each on the Treadmill, Bike, Elliptical, and Stair Master
  • Stretch
So I came up with this after a long chat with my good friends tavorbuckweiser, and Scarlet Nightmare about fitness and losing weight.  Although I was one of the people giving advice, it was also kind of a transformative talk for me, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is and prove that what I said was not just liquid inspiration.  I call it Rebirth because it kind of is.  For those who don't know me, I was in the process of training up to go to Special Forces Assessment and Selection.  Unfortunately, I didn't work hard enough to meet the minimum standards for the course and after months of not showing the desired improvement, I was kicked out of the SF preparation program and told to come back when I was strong enough.

That's just how it is in the Army.  You either pony up or fall by the wayside.

I don't know what happened to me after that.  Something inside of me just broke, I guess, because I found that I didn't care about anything, least of all fitness.  I became a quitter.  In a way, it was even worse than quitting at Selection because I quit before I even had the chance to really try.  So many people encouraged me, both within the community and outside of it, and I let them down.  I was deeply humiliated.  A quitter like me doesn't deserve to stand in the same company as all those great people.  So now, I think I can finally say that I'm starting to pick myself back up again and not feel sorry for myself but as Worst Pony says in the show, baby steps.

I think I can finally accept that Special Forces may not have been the life for me at this time.  Maybe it never was.  But I'll find my special talent eventually.  Nobody stays a blank flank forever.
Princess Celestia has to deal with the burden of ruling a nation - diplomacy, budgeting, hearing the concerns of her citizens, and so on, and she still finds time to mentor and encourage young ponies (and one dragon).  Luna has to slay monsters.  Best princess?  Never.
My OC - First Draft by GlassRabbit
My OC - First Draft
Now I have a ponysona!  Well, admittedly, I already have one but I wasn't satisfied with the design so I decided to revamp the coloration, the cutie mark and...well...pretty much everything!  I picked a unicorn because I like to think of myself as pretty educated and cultured compared to other people.  I did go to college after all.  I also love how I was able to use Pony Creator (eww, Pony Creator!) to give him the vacant, thousand yard stare of Friendship is Witchcraft's Twilight Sparkle.

The Cutie Mark is tentative until I can get someone to draw something a little more interesting; it's the symbol of the Guardians of the Veil from White Wolf's Mage: the Awakening RPG.  Basically, an order of mages who do the jobs that nobody else wants and that require subtlety, even if nobody likes them for it.  They're all about conspiracies, working behind the scenes, cloak and dagger, and stuff like that.  I like to think that it fits me quite well.

I also don't have a name for this guy.  I guess I'll need to get to work on that.
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A flash animation combining original content and clips from the show.  It would be set to "Whole World is Watching" by Within Temptation (with guest vocals by Dave Pirner) and be about Twilight's rise from Celestia's favorite student to Princess of Friendship with flashbacks to key episodes about the magic of friendship interspersed with ponified versions of Sharon den Adel and Dave Pirner singing.  So, in other words, a ponified version of the song's music video.
I'm a huge fan of Super Robot Wars.  Not only do I love tactical RPGs, but I'm a big fan of mecha anime and the crossovers they do with the full blessing of the companies involved*.  It's wondrous to see your favorite mech's attacks animated in beautiful HD while a rendition of their theme music blasts in the background as you explode inferior enemies from other works.  It's such an exquisite feeling.  But it wasn't until the doujin game, Battle Moon Wars, came out that my mind was opened to the possibility of making a similar game for non-mecha works.  It combined the various properties created by Type-MOON to create a solid crossover TRPG that I still play to this day.

Of course, I have my own preferences for what I'd like to see in such a game.  If I were king for a day, it would go something like this:

Real:

- A Certain Magical Index
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Deus Machina Demonbane (Leica Route)
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
- Read Or Die the TV
- RWBY

Super:

- A Certain Scientific Railgun
- Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu
- Kill la Kill
- Marvel Anime: Iron Man
- F-Zero: the Legend of Falcon
- Dengeki Stryker

Other:

- Hellsing Ultimate

In this game, the prevalent theme would be the conflict between magic and science, which is steadily changing the world in all sorts of (in)convenient ways which is why, incidentally, a lot of the Reals happen to be from stories that feature a lot of magic users while the Supers are more science-based.  This was intentional and part of the method of my madness.  You see, much like Real Robots, shows with magic in them tend to be based on a set of consistent rules that underpin the setting and explain much of the powers.  Stories where the characters' powers are derived from a more scientific origin tend to be a little vague on things like upper and lower limits, as well as whether such powers are common and/or plausible.  A lot of this was suggested by the setting of A Certain Magical Index, where magic is a commonplace power useable by anybody, in contrast to the Espers of scientific origin who are in many respects unique.

I also feel that the themes of a lot of these stories are highly compatible with each other; both Sayaka Miki's character arc in Madoka Magica and the story of Dengeki Stryker give two differing interpretations of what it means to be a hero while the theme of impending war between magic and science gels well with the anime adaptation of Iron Man (Iron Man commonly tries to stem the somewhat inevitable tide of weapons proliferation) and Hellsing.  Coincidentally, the rivalry between the Church of England's Hellsing organization and the Roman Catholic Church's Iscariot unit is too good to pass up when you factor in God's Right Seat and Necessarius.

The problem is that this is where my train of thought ends.  I'd love to put together some scenarios but time always seems to be an issue.  Oh well.

Unable to attend Bronycon this year.  This makes me sad.  I'm preparing for Nightmare Nights Dallas, which is after we return from a rotation at the National Training Center.  I think it's a nice reward after a full month of suck.

*The licenses to many mecha anime are owned by a few select companies in Japan, making copyright issues less painful to work through.  Also, their intellectual property laws are a little bit less labyrinthine but not much.
Teabee's APFT Workout - "Rebirth"

Requirements:

1-2 20lb dumbbells
Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro or something similar.

Alternate between strength days and cardio days.  Sunday is a rest day.

Every day:

As many pullups as you can in the morning before work.

On strength days:

(30 second break in between)
  • 50 Hand Release Pushups
  • 50 Situps (Use the MGP if you don't have something to hold your feet)
  • 20 Bicep Curls
  • 50 Crunches
  • 20 Shoulder Presses
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 20 Dips using the MGP (I do regular dips, the only difference is that your legs are straight out and you use your heels for balance.  Do not throw your ass down to do a dip, it's all in your arms and back)
  • 10 Pushups using the MGP (It forces you to go deeper and further down) [Yeah, it's only 10; by this point I'm pretty smoked but it's just for fun.] OR 10 Bruce Lee Situps
  • Stretch
On cardio days:
  • Without breaks (unless getting water), do 20 minutes each on the Treadmill, Bike, Elliptical, and Stair Master
  • Stretch
So I came up with this after a long chat with my good friends tavorbuckweiser, and Scarlet Nightmare about fitness and losing weight.  Although I was one of the people giving advice, it was also kind of a transformative talk for me, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is and prove that what I said was not just liquid inspiration.  I call it Rebirth because it kind of is.  For those who don't know me, I was in the process of training up to go to Special Forces Assessment and Selection.  Unfortunately, I didn't work hard enough to meet the minimum standards for the course and after months of not showing the desired improvement, I was kicked out of the SF preparation program and told to come back when I was strong enough.

That's just how it is in the Army.  You either pony up or fall by the wayside.

I don't know what happened to me after that.  Something inside of me just broke, I guess, because I found that I didn't care about anything, least of all fitness.  I became a quitter.  In a way, it was even worse than quitting at Selection because I quit before I even had the chance to really try.  So many people encouraged me, both within the community and outside of it, and I let them down.  I was deeply humiliated.  A quitter like me doesn't deserve to stand in the same company as all those great people.  So now, I think I can finally say that I'm starting to pick myself back up again and not feel sorry for myself but as Worst Pony says in the show, baby steps.

I think I can finally accept that Special Forces may not have been the life for me at this time.  Maybe it never was.  But I'll find my special talent eventually.  Nobody stays a blank flank forever.

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:iconbronyjoe111:
bronyjoe111 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TEABEEEEEEE
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GlassRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It seems I found you.
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:iconbronyjoe111:
bronyjoe111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not a hard person to find.
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izzinatah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Lol! Never saw your comment on my comment box whatsit-thing, yes indeed it is a tarp, and a nerafious one too.
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minus-t Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
When you say TH, what is it you mean...?
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Sbags Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Many thanks for the fave ;)
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