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@Granitwelle Hah. Yes. I tend to call what you call fanserivce/ "moe" "anime bullshit" collectively. Tired of all that retarded shounen crap. Shit plot. Shit characters. Shit meaning. Filler everywhere. Cringey as fuck. Shit shit shit. I will check that anime out when I have the time. The 90's was a good time for anime for sure.

@destoroyah Fuck yea! So theoretically if I take my pencil in my pocket on holiday with me I can become a master in the space of a few hours?

 

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Uh uh..., you have to use your head of course!!

PS: New Havok Album "Conformicide" is out – just found out, I have no opinion yet, but I'm afraid nothing beats "Time is up" and "Burn"..

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@Granitwelle Ah!!! I started that series months ago and never finished, thanks so much for reminding me of its name. Uh, you... isn't your avatar from it? Heh. You must be very fond of it. I too think it is a good series, but not done yet, so I can't tell.

@Destoroyah Indeed, you got me :) I see the journey theme and the zen vibe are in a way inspiration for my journal as well as my current attempt to improve. Fits well with the RL meditation and occasional craving for literature/poetry lol.  It is a good series, there are some lackluster episodes but the majority is really good imho. It is also highly rated on MAL so I'm not  the only dude who claims that^^.

@Schwing: Indeed, the 90s had some really nice shows. Trigun, Ghost in the Shell, Hellsing, Elfenlied etc.

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126 days

Days porn free: 9

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Nothing! My sunrise run was cancelled because some big fuck off storm was blowing outside

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

Did as much as I could. I get demoralised sometimes when I study because I think: "what am I doing? Do I really want to be an engineer or do I want to be an artist?"

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • I woke up at 5:30 as planned. felt like I could get up easy. But then I heard the storm outside and was like "nah". And then I went back to sleep.
  • Did energising routine
  • Ate my lunch and read manga at the same time. I finished berserk a while ago actually. Can't wait for the new chapters to be released! I started reading Vagabond. So good!
  • Studied. Got shit done but I didn't finish. Teachers have decided to give me homework all in the same span of 2 days.
  • Beat nofap urges! I said to myself "NO I SWORE AN OATH!". 
  • I got burnt out studying so I just stopped. Best not push myself too hard or I'll just fuck myself and my work up.
  • Did some art. I have been musing about making my own graphic novel lately! Set on a alternate earth in a futuristic dystopia. Where ancient brooding dark forces of times long past seek to usurp technology's reign. Sounds kinky. But I will have to practice first. I have been taking notes for a book on a more fantasy premise. I'm sure I can transfer them over well enough.
  • Did accountability call. The topic was altruism and if it is all it's made out to be.

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: rest day
  • Mental: studying, learning german, art
  • Spiritual: cold shower, bioenergetics, meditation

What I am grateful for:

  • Metal
  • My imagination!
  • The accountability call for being very enjoyable
  • Short hair. Love stroking the back of my head
  • vagabond
  • My oath of fealty to NoFap!

What I have learnt from today:

  • Keep engineering. Either way you will be haunted by the ideas of what could have been.
  • Only study 2 hours at a time. Take a big break between blocks

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Talk to 3 people I don't usually talk to.

Goal for tomorrow:

Study hard

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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127 days

Days porn free: 10

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 3 people I don't usually talk to. I spoke to someone randomly! He didn't reply though. Must have thought I was retarded or something.
  • Running through wind and rain. Lots of it.

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

Yeeee. Finished everything bar one thing.

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • I woke up at 6:30 just fine but I slumped back to sleep again.
  • I have been feeling pretty manly these past few days. Super deep voice. Nice.
  • Did some art when I got home. I will draw up some panels for a comic tomorrow. Once I figure out a short story
  • Tomorrow I will go on a trip all day to a university conference.
  • I haven't done a post yet for the case studies! Shit! Sorry @Cam Adair

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: running
  • Mental: studying, learning german, art
  • Spiritual: cold shower, bioenergetics, meditation

What I am grateful for:

What I have learnt from today:

  • My personality and attitude has changed significantly over the past 4 months
  • I can't stop drawing!

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Talk to 3 people I don't usually talk to.

Goal for tomorrow:

SLAY YOUR WORKOUT

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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128 days

Days porn free: 11

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 3 people I don't usually talk to

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

Well. I didn't exactly slay anything but I did it pretty damn good!

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • I woke up at 6:30 and was like "Nah fuck this" and went back to sleep.
  • Went to a university conference thing. Plenty of opportunities to talk to random people. Didn't do it though.
  • Came home worked out. Tried to lift 10kg each on dumbbells! Fuck my life. never trying that again.
  • Went upstairs and did some art. Drew up some panels for a comic. Noice

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: workout
  • Mental: studying, learning german, art
  • Spiritual: cold shower

What I am grateful for:

  • Metal
  • 11 days nofap streak HAHA! I will do this!
  • Access to education
  • homemade pizza

What I have learnt from today:

  • Stoner metal is pretty dope. No pun intended.

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Talk to 3 people I don't usually talk to.

Goal for tomorrow:

Look at university stuff

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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129 days

Days porn free: 12

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 3 people I don't usually talk to

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

yeeeeeeeeeeeee

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • I woke up at 6:30 and the same shit happened from yesterday
  • Standard school day. Running was cancelled because of bad weather so I finished my coursework instead.
  • Vagabond is the shit! Still waiting for new berserk chapters though
  • Rowed 2km when I got home.
  • did energising routine
  • looked at uni stuff. Was looking at industry placements in particular.
  • Did some art. Drawing up a comic. It's very sketchy right now. but as I get more confident I'll make the panels more elaborate.

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: rowing
  • Mental: studying, art, uni research
  • Spiritual: cold shower, bioenergetics

What I am grateful for:

  • Metal
  • No fap record is approaching. Gotta hold out tonight and I beat it by a day
  • Keeping up with drawing. I am getting better!
  • Bad weather
  • Black trenchcoats. Haha I love that thing. Doesn't make me look like a school shooter at all.

What I have learnt from today:

  • Just because I'm going to beat my nofap record; doesn't mean I get to PMO. Fuck that

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 3 people I don't usually talk to.

Goal for tomorrow:

Hand in coursework

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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  • Came home worked out. Tried to lift 10kg each on dumbbells! Fuck my life. never trying that again.

 

What kind of movement are you doing that the 10kg dumbbells are giving you trouble with? I feel like you should be able to handle the squat, stiff legged deads, lying press, and bent over rows with that weight.

Lying flies, overhead press, lateral raise, bicep curls, lying tricep extensions, and the abdominal crunches are going to be killer at that weight. I've trained for years on and off and still really only use 5kg for flies, raises, and extensions.   You can work the overhead press and curls up, but some of those other movements just have too much physics working against you. =p

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  • Came home worked out. Tried to lift 10kg each on dumbbells! Fuck my life. never trying that again.

 

What kind of movement are you doing that the 10kg dumbbells are giving you trouble with? I feel like you should be able to handle the squat, stiff legged deads, lying press, and bent over rows with that weight.

Lying flies, overhead press, lateral raise, bicep curls, lying tricep extensions, and the abdominal crunches are going to be killer at that weight. I've trained for years on and off and still really only use 5kg for flies, raises, and extensions.   You can work the overhead press and curls up, but some of those other movements just have too much physics working against you. =p

I tried a squat but I couldn't support the weights with my hands properly and they curled inwards. Maybe bad positioning? I'll try again tonight and let you know.

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130 days

Days porn free: 13

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 1 person I don't usually talk to

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

No I actually have quite a bit of stuff I need to do still

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • My late wake up streak is growing.
  • Ordinary school day. Nothing special.
  • Came home. Slayed the work out! I tried squatting with the dumbbells by my sides instead of being raised above my shoulders. I did 10kg on lunges, deadlifts and squats
  • This album is fucking dope. So is the art. (Nofap trigger warning- naked woman inside)
  • Studied
  • Shit. it looks like I did nothing today but it felt like a lot haha.

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: workout
  • Mental: studying
  • Spiritual: 

What I am grateful for:

  • Metal
  • No fap record broken.
  • I can flex my pecs now.
  • manga and coffee
  • @Simms for workout advice.

What I have learnt from today:

  • No fap. It's all in the resolve. I formally swore and oath to everyone to not watch porn. I have a strong emotional attachment to this oath and very little can phase it. I had urges today and I destroyed them with remembering my oath and the countless times I have fallen to porn.
  • Need to get back into the swing of things.

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Talking to 3 people I don't usually talk to.

Goal for tomorrow:

Get up early and do the thing

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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Hang in there!

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I have been thinking a lot about life recently. Rethinking the things I have rethunk several times before. I think I am resolved. It feels like it at least. They say a man spends his whole life learning.

Previously all my ideas of career choice have been doing something that I 'believe in'. A dream so to speak. A star glimmering over a pitch black horizon so that I may sail on course. But what even is a dream? A desire; something you must obtain? A simple provision of means to an end that will not unfold; a reason to struggle?

Struggle. We live for it. We can't live without a sense of purpose for sure. But do I take my idea of purpose too far? Do I fancy myself a lion amongst sheep? Do I fancy myself neo in the matrix? It's this fancy I find misleading. I'm just a kid. I'm not that special. Just because I've eaten the red pill doesn't mean I can stop bullets.

I am not invincible and the world will fuck me. One thing mount and blade warband taught me other than any other game was this: You will get fucked over eventually. You will lose your shit. But the problem was the game wasn't realistic enough. You were the centre of the universe and you could easily start again. And once you beat the game you could push a little button to complete it. Then you would start again or most likely get bored and play another game. In real life, I was worried about the system fucking me and becoming a cog in the machine. This was half foolish of me. Half foolish because on the other side of the coin was my fanciful dream of doing something great. Time to toss this little coin in the wishing well (minus the wishing).

The reason my grand dream won't work (even if it does work) is that it means nothing and if not less than nothing. It means sacrifice for the sake of attainment. If I'm not willing to sacrifice I die. Look what happened to griffith in berserk. He sacrificed his own comrades for what? To be a god? Well look at him now. He's a void. Bends for nothing but his dream. A cog for his own machine. And when your dreams come true they become your worst nightmares. You are faced by nothing. Struggle is nowhere to be found and the nihilism kicks in. There isn't any happy ending. I don't give a shit about building robots. I don't care about making wind turbines. I couldn't even give one about making amps for guitars and shit. Sure I might find the process fun. But revolving around your path in life as some form of divine and noble pursuit is in vain. Soon you will forget your dream. Or if you're really stubborn you will forget everything other than your dream.

Life isn't about dreams. It's about the little detours. Just enjoying yourself while you can. It's about serving yourself and not submitting to the machine. As people we are perpetually a baby and society is our mother. You can't escape from the breast; you'll die. But when she tells you to shut up and stop crying and keep sucking- don't fucking stop crying. And when you're done: grab it and suck it dry. Then start crying again.

I like drawing. I like making robots and shit. That's it. I don't need a dream. I'm just a kid. I just need to keep on my toes. Do what I like. Say "fuck you" to stuff I don't like.

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132 days

Days porn free: 15

Today I left my comfort zone by:

  • Meditating in the forest
  • Running barefoot

Routine:

  • Get up 6:30 (8:30 weekend)
  • Bioenergetics
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • 50 exp duolingo
  • Physical activity
  • Study or read 1 hour
  • Art 1 hour

Goal from yesterday done?:

None set.

Thoughts and Feelings:

  • No journal post yesterday. I was working late.
  • I almost relapsed twice this past few days on nofap! The past me would have buckled and submitted. But I called upon my resolve and battled through! Thank you to everyone who supports me on nofap!
  • Ordinary crappy school day.
  • It was really nice and sunny today. So I threw on my converge shirt and went for a run through the countryside. I came upon a small forested stream at the bottom of this little valley thing. So I sat down and meditated there. On my way back I ran barefoot on the grass for a bit. Then I lay around in the sun
  • When I got home I slayed my workout and blasted converge simultaneously
  • I talked to my mum about how I didn't know where I wanted to go. She knows her shit. I am sorted now.
  • I mucked about a bit after that. Looking at metal merch and shit. Found some pretty dope stuff.
  • I tried to get some work done but I just got bored.

 Tasks and achievements:

  • Physical: workout, run
  • Mental: cv, thinking about life
  • Spiritual: meditation

What I am grateful for:

  • Metal
  • Two weeks nofap holy shit!
  • My mum for really helping me set things straight
  • converge

What I have learnt from today:

  • No matter what I do the system is going to be there. The system is like an angry rabid dog. You don't turn tails and run otherwise it will get your ankles and floor you. You back down slowly and fuck off or throw something at it. But you'll still find it there the next day. In art I will be still fucked by the system. In engineering I will be still fucked by the system. Just gotta serve myself! Stay smart and play the game.
  • barefoot running doesn't hurt that much.

Tomorrow I will leave my comfort zone by:

  • Getting up early and doing ALL the homework

Goal for tomorrow:

Get up early and do the thing. DO IT.

Goal for the month:

Finish all my coursework. Beat nofap

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I really like your journal layout Schwing, very smart way to break down the end game into a lot of daily goals and plans. Do you mind if I copy it for my journal?

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I really like your journal layout Schwing, very smart way to break down the end game into a lot of daily goals and plans. Do you mind if I copy it for my journal?

Thanks! Go for it.

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