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Ahh this progress is crazy.. My hamstrings are something I struggle with in poses. I remember the first time trying out compass pose last year and feeling frustrated because I couldn’t balance or get my leg up as high as I wanted to (as I had seen other yogis do 🙈) I really didn’t even think I was “good enough” to do the pose yet, which I realize now was a silly thought to believe.
When we see people in “advanced poses” what we have to realize is that it probably took them months (even years) of practice to get to the point they’re at. The place you’re at right now on your journey is where you’re SUPPOSE to be. It’s suppose to be a little difficult and you’re going to struggle at times- if it were easy how would you ever learn or grow? Believe in yourself, let go of comparison, keep on practicing 🙏🏼

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Limitless - 1x14 - Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture

“Zoltar says…you’re all the murderer! Actually, no, I programmed it to say that, but sit tight. You’re all under arrest and stuff.”

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Cave Story review

Cave Story is a classic that has likely been on every gamers radar at some point. It’s the seminal game created by one man in a quest to create something that embodied what he loved about video games. It started out as freeware for the PC and is now available on a number of platforms. I’m probably the last to play it. Cave Story first came out in 2004, that’s 12 years ago, and I’m playing it for the first time now. Better late than never!

In terms of genre, Cave Story is often described as a Metroidvania. It is a 2D side scrolling adventure with solid platforming mechanics and a real sense of adventure. You’ll meet characters, reveal a captivating story, discover new areas, and find new weapons on your journey. I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that the 3DS is one of the best platforms to enjoy Cave Story. The graphics are well suited for the small screen, and the games frequent save points give it a sort of pick up and go quality.

The difficulty is tough enough that I have been dying on boss fights more than a few times, but it’s not so difficult that I feel frustrated or stuck. There are challenging jumps and enemy swarms that will make you unload your weapons in a satisfying barrage. Cave Story has also been praised for it’s compelling story. I haven’t finished the game yet, but I can say that the game starts off with enough mystery and interesting NPCs that it has me wondering what turns the story is going to take.

In addition to the cute graphics, the upbeat and retro-sounding soundtrack really is top notch. Check it out on YouTube… and while you’re there, marvel at all the people comparing Cave Story to Undertale… Anyway…

It would be blasphemy to give Cave Story anything less than five stars. Everyone should give this a try.

* Note: this review is for Cave Story, and NOT for Cave Story 3D. Cave Story 3D is also available on the 3DS eShop and sells for ¥4,000. Cave Story sells for ¥1,000 and is consistently more highly rated than Cave Story 3D.

** Editor’s note: many thanks to Harvey for the review. Follow him @JapanNewbie

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Fine Bros Controversy

Okay, to clear some things up. 

The Fine bros CLAIM they are not attempting to copyright the word “React” in all capacities, or the react-type video in all capacities. They are rather trying to license out THEIR react video formats and trademark “react” in terms of a youtube brand. However, their wording is so vague that any reaction video COULD be taken down.

Some issues with this.

1) First of all, when was the last time the Fine Bros put out any creative or original content at all? They’ve basically just piggy-backed off of already trending topics for view counts. Let me just get that out of the way. 

2) Not only is this a dangerous area for youtube, but this isn’t something that’s done on TV either. 

Fine Bros don’t seem to understand that what they’re doing is kind of like Oprah Winfrey trademarking the word “talk show” and attempting to license out her talk show format. So basically, all talk shows that came after her, would be illegal, or have to pay her a fee. Like the Wendy Williams show, or the Tyra Show, or Dr. Oz, etc., etc. 

3)The fine bros may have the market cornered on “react” videos, but that doesnt mean their “format” (which they have still failed to concisely define) is so special or brand specific that it can be licensed without coming into a lot of muddy waters.

4) So far, they claim that other people have “ripped off” their format, but that would ONLY be true if someone made a react video with the same set-up and graphics as Fine Bros and tried to pass it off as a Fine Bros video. Just like how if America wants to make an “America’s Got Talent” , they need a license from Britain’s Got Talent. But America doesnt need a license for American Idol just because it is a talent show, because it uses different styles/graphics/voting systems/and doesnt TRY TO BE Britain’s Got Talent. Fine bros going after Ellen and other youtubers PROVES that they dont understand this point or are lying about their intentions.

5) One last example. Based on what they’ve told us so far, then it is perfectly fair and legal for Michelle Phan to trademark “beauty tutorial” and to license the “format” of beauty vlogs. It would also mean that whomever first created the “draw my life” video can license it and go after anyone that’s ever created a “draw my life,” cuz hey, that’s a specific video format. And we can all agree that’s pretty ridiculous.

And yes, people are smart enough to understand what the words “licensing” and “trademark” mean. That’s not the problem. The problem is that the Fine Bros have violated the unsaid truth about Youtube; that it is a place away from big corporations and capitalistic interests, a place to share ideas rather than license them.

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HEY THANKS. I’m actually super mad that the smoke covers everything because THEY AIN’T HALF-BAD. Really Crystal Empire backgrounds aren’t too difficult- they’re just time-consuming what with all them crystally textures. (of course, ‘time-consuming’ for an aks background means it takes more than 30 minutes to draw)

SO HERE THEY ARE,  IN ALL THEIR SMOKELESS GLORY. Excuse the watermarks, but empty backgrounds beg to be stolen. So don’t.

Of course it wouldn’t be a true Wiggles background without copious amounts of shortcuts which is why all the buildings are mysteriously the same shape ehehe

AND OF COURSE the one pretty unique building was actually drawn by @tambelon! And that lamp post. I remembered she had a really nice exterior shot so I asked if I could borrow it to add a little spice. …Even if Sombra ended up covering most of it by the end, whoops.

AND THAT FRIGGIN SPIKE STATUE i wanted to destroy it as much as Sombra by the time I was done with it. SO MANY FREAKING SHAPES

So today is the end of my first ever #whole30. It’s also #transformationtuesday so I figured I’d lump two separate posts into one. I haven’t lost a significant amount of weight on whole30, (only about 5lbs) but I can tell I did lose inches. I’m down another pant size and my shirts feel loose! Taking a 4-5 day break then starting whole30 over again. This time I’m taking measurements the day I start!

I should probably specify that the picture on the left is not right before I started whole30. It was around February last year when I first started working out lmao
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akrieger11: Check out the first annnd last time I’m letting @kylekriegerhair do my makeup! Caution: this video will lead to lots of laughter 😂👫💄💋 (link in bio)