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Its JohnnyV Baby! Destructoid's resident angry guy.

"Wherever Johnny is is the angriest place on the planet." - Analoge.
And I take that as a compliment.

I host and run 321GoCast, Destructoid's one and only community round table live stream about fuck shit nothing.


Skype: JohnnyViralZero
Email: rhseta(At)gmail.com
Friend Code:0189-8917-6366



Systems Owned: DS Lite, GCN, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, N64, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS Vita, 3DS
Favorite types of games: FPS, RPG, Action-Adventure, Puzzle
Favorite single player game: Mass Effect
Favorite multi player game: Rock Band
Dislikes: crappy music, Mac lovers, sand.
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For those of you who aren't aware, Wil Wheaton has teamed up with Felicia Day and created a youtube program called Tabletop on GeekandSundry.com's youtube channel. The premise of the show is straightforward, Wheaton and various guests play a tabletop game, make funny quips about the game, other players, etc. Though it only has one episode to date, focused on the game Small World, the show already had 3 major geek/nerd figures on it; Sean "Day9" Plott, Grant Imahara, and Jenna Busch.

Why am I telling you all this? Simple. One because the show is very entertaining and I think you should watch it and two, because our very own Conrad Zimmerman has mentioned several times on Saturday Morning Hangover that he would love to be on it. Being the ridiculous Conrad fan that I am, I decided that if I could get the help of the DTOID community, I have no doubt in my mind that if we pull together and flood Wil Wheaton's twitter and email with requests for Conrad to be on Tabletop, that we could probably make it happen.

So how can you help?
1)Follow @wilw and tweet something along the lines of "I want @ConradZimmerman on Tabletop #ConradonTableTop"

2) Email him at wil@wilwheaton.net and politely ask that he consider having Conrad on Tabletop.

3) Comment on Youtube that you want Conrad on Tabletop.

That is really all you have to do. Remember be polite, do not DEMAND that Conrad be on the show, do not use offensive language. We want to bring attention to this, NOT to have Wil hate that we are doing this.

Now Dtoid community, go forth and get Conrad on Tabletop!



Any and all suggestions appreciated.








Another week has passed and its time once more to share our progress for the Fitness Challenge. Last week we had fewer people post their progress, but that is ok people get busy and this is not a mandatory thing by any means. Anyway enough of my babbling on to the porgress reports.


WARNING: Wall of text Incoming

JohnnyViral Progress

Previous Goal = 3lbs
Actually lost = 4lbs

What I've been doing:
Only had time to jog 3 times last week due to midterms and getting new tires for my car. Did not buy weights due to not actually having cash.

What I will do:
Continue the walking/jogging regiment.

Goal for the Week:
3 lbs

meteorscrap
Sure. I gained a few pounds in the last year or so, since becoming management instead of worker, and I'm looking to trim up a bit.

What I've been doing:
Weight training 3 or 4 days a week (once every other day). Minimum of half an hour of cardio every day except Sunday. (Day of rest/hangover)

What I will do:
Thinking about strapping some 5 or 10 lb arm weights to my wrists and playing 15 minutes of Fruit Ninja on the Kinect to add some additional arm toning and cardio. Could be good for the randomness of the movements.

Goal for the Week:
No specific goals from week to week. Right now my waist is up 5 inches from where it should be for a guy of my size and build. My goal is to get rid of those 5 inches for now. Once I do that, my new goal will be 300-style abs.

Blu Progress
Last week was a party week (no excuse)! But I've seem to actually lose that 1lb that I wanted so it should be all up hill from here. I've been doing 1hr cardio or a little bit more just to finish an episode of a podcast and what ever body part I had to do for weightlifting. Definitely want to get a straight habit before winter hits.

A pound a week for me is still my goal since I am still getting use to the gym schedule. Work hard, guys!

mollygos

What I've been doing:
A minimal amount of resistance exercise every day, eating a pretty balanced diet.

What I will do:
No candy at work (I work at a flower/candy shop, it's hard not to have one little piece a day). Bicycling at least 1 mile 5 days a week, eat more veggies instead of fruit, less sitting on my butt.

Goal for the Week:
3 lbs (for a steady 112 lbs)

Goal Overall:
10 lbs (for an even more ideal 105 lbs)

Tubatic Progress
Yeah! Health!

What I've been doing:
Failing at cutting out soda (boo!) but winning at drinking lots of water and getting more sleep (YEAH!)! Also, 4 mile walk wasn't bad!

What I will do:
Keep the soda's to minimum and get a good walk or two in during the week.

Goal for the Week:
Feelin' Healthy!

Goal Overall:
Feel less weighty. Will let you know more when I get in touch with a scale! (270lbs by EoY)

Frank Jaeger Progress
What I've been doing:
Haven't missed a day in the gym since last week and making regular progress.

What I will do:
Continue to go and make progress on the C25K app. Just hit week 3!

Goal for the Week:
Continue to not eat after 9pm. It cuts down on my calories and doesn't make me feel like shit the next morning like I do if I eat.

Goal Overall:
Cutting body fat and increase in stamina. I want to run a 5K or more next year.


Ok that is everybody who posted an update last week. Once again thanks to everyone that is participating. Keep at it and dont get discouraged.

Halloween is coming up so I've got a tip or two. 1) If you eat candy, try eating one or two pieces of the smaller ones, dont go for the big or jumbo sized bars.
2) If you go to a Halloween party, dont just sit there drinking and talking, do some dancing. It will help burn what you took in from the drinks or candy being served.

See you all next week.








Last week I started a Fitness challenge for any DTOIDer who wanted to participate. You can read up on it here. To my surprise a lot of people signed up and shared their plans and showed interest in participating, so this week I'm sharing their plans and an update on my own progress.

A quick note. From this week on you will be able to differentiate who has just started and who Im posting progress for. Next to their name will either be blank or have the word Progress to signify what kind of info is being given about the person.

(Some participants didn't follow the pattern I put in the last blog, so I'll just post their comment)

WARNING: Wall of text Incoming

JohnnyViral Progress

Previous Goal = 5lbs
Actually lost = 2lbs

What I've been doing:
Had to cut down on the walking/jogging regiment due to having to fix my car, and a few other problems, so I walked/jogged less days than I would have liked to.

What I will do:
Continue the walking/jogging regiment. Possibly purchase a set of weights.

Goal for the Week:
3 lbs

DimmuJed

What I will do:
Cutting out pop, packing healthy lunches, no deep fried food, no eating out / fast food, start to look sexy.

Goal for the Week:
5 lbs, start to look sexy

Goal Overall:
180lbs total. Loss of 80lbs. Be sexy.

Tubatic


What I will do:
More water, less soda (diet coke or nothing), 7 hours of sleep or more each night, smaller portions

Goal for the Week:
No scale for metrics, but the goal is to not feel stupid bloated or daytime tired at any point during the work week. Have a healthy project crunch for the week.

Goal Overall:
Get and stay as far under 300lbs as possible by the end of the year. Preferably around 270. Not passing out during this 4 mile Cancer walk two Sundays from now.

taterchimp:
My goal is pretty simple...make everyone here look bad by comparison. But no seriously, this is a cool initiative and might serve as a kick start into a fitness routine again. I know I lost about 20 pounds this time last year in a crazy fitness cut, so Ill say that same goal by December.

Quinoa is good, try it. Diet soda, all the time.

HOLY SHIT! ITS
Jonathan Holmes
I lost six pounds from joggging every night for a bout a month. About to go jogging now, even though I hate it very much.

I hope to lose about a pound a week.

Kittenwithbeer
Okay so I weigh around 140-145 instead of trying to lose weight I'll eat more protein and try to hit the gym and lift Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays every week with my friends. I'll throw some cardio in there too and maybe even hit the gym on the weekends. It's gonna be hard with all of my classes and crazy schedule but if I stay determined I can do it.

Overall goal at the end of all of this is: Get a good workout schedule going and gain a significant amount of muscle.

Blu
I actually hit the gym today from a long vaacaaation. A pound a day sounds really good plan until next Summer. This would make a good motivation for me since all my friends decided to be lazy as well.

Alex Barbatsis
I'll be working out 4-5 times a week, either with a 5 mile jog or 2 hours in the gym. Also, I've got to cut out Coca Cola, this makes me so sad, but its necessary ;0

Frank Jaeger
I am a respectable 172lbs, but very self conscious and lazy. Reasonably fit, but I always think I can do more.

My goal is to increase my bench press by 5lbs or more a week.

JoshThor
very good idea! i need people to help keep me accountable. last time i actually worked on losing weight i lost 20 lbs in a month, and from last year im down from 33% body fat to 20%. however, i still need to...not nessesarily lose weight, but trim the fat.

im going to the gym 5 times a week right now, and going on random walks late at night

stuff i need to do:
stop eating fast food and drinking soda (soda part not hard) count calories, do 30 min of cardio (on the bike) every day after my workout and 1 hour every day im not lifting, actually stretch several times a day, and keep focused on my ab stuff im trying to do 3 times a day. (goes from doing it 3 times a day for like 4 days to skipping a week)

i want to maintain my 200 lbs, but replace the fat with muscle. so far im doing a good job, i increased my bench by 60 lbs in the last 2 months.

Kyle MacGregor
I've been comfortable at 170 the past few years, but I'm always trying to better myself. Lately I've been working on upper body and core strength and am working my way up to running 5 miles a day 4+ times a week. Pretty close to that now. I also cut out alcohol a few days ago. I usually have a beer with dinner but figure it's probably holding me back a little. Let's see how long that lasts.


OK so we have a good number of people participating. Thanks a lot you guys for getting involve. Remember you can get in on the fitness challenge whenever you want, and when you do post a comment here is a nice little template for it

What I've been doing:

What I will do:

Goal for the Week:

Simple as that. Now go out there and challenge yourself to get healthy or stay healthy. Good luck








We all know the stereotypes gamers are given, we are either one of two extremes, overweight or pencil thin. I'll admit that I have met my fair share of gamers that fit into one one of those descriptions, but there are gamers on every possible spectrum of the Body Mass Index chart. Former DTOID contributor Brad Nicholson is a prime example of a gamer with an excellent physique.

Seriously look at him.

Now Im not suggesting that we all strive to look like Brad, but lets face it most of us could be living a bit healthier lives. So after talking about it for a week or so of talking to some other DTOIDers about it I have decided to start up this DTOID Community Fitness Challenge.

Dont let the word challenge fool you, this isnt some competition like the ones on TV, so no winners no losers nothing of the sort. We arent competing against each other to see who can build the most muscle or lose the most weight, the only person you will be challenging is your self.

How will this work you ask? Simple. Every Monday around 6pm EST I will post up this blog, in it will be the progress of those people who shared it with me, what they have done that week to make that progress towards their goal. Each week everyone participating will set a goal for themselves and work towards it. Also in each weekly post I will try to post tips and other things that have worked for other people as well as my own progress. Photos are not necessary but if you wish to share them, I will post them.

Here is what you do if you want to participate. Private message me here on DTOID or post in the comments of this blog series whenever you feel like starting. Your current weight isn't important just your weekly goal and how close you come to it or by how much you surpassed it. Stuff like your clothes fitting better or looser, needing a new pair of pants, belt, etc. are a great way to keep yourself and other motivated.

Again this isn't a competition, its more of a support group so we can encourage each other to live a little healthier or just feel good about how we manage our weight and levels of physical activity. Since this is the first post, I will be the only one featured. Hopefully by next Monday other people will be featured in the blog.

JohnnyViral

What I've been doing:
Cut out soda, rice, fried foods (when possible). Have begun snacking on granola/nut bars instead of cugary cookies. Have replaced sodas with Iced Tea and Water.

What I will do:
Beginning a walking/jogging routine of 1 hour every day, resting on one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday).

Goal for the Week:
5 lbs
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Even IF I didn't go to PAX I still got my hands on PAX Sivir, and I'll be the first to say that its an amazing looking skin.

This week's LoLFNF will be held at 10PM EST until 1AM EST. If you are interested in playing leave your summoner name in the comments and be online a little before 10PM so that we can set things up. A side note, if you have already left your summoner name in the comments of earlier FNF LoL CBlog posts I will look them up, but It would be very nice of you to once more post them in the comments so I know who is available. If I dont host tonight, fellow DTOID Summoner Anthony Wastella will be hosting. IF neither of us are there, please feel free to play amongst yourselves.

How this will work is very simple, anyone is eligible to join as long as the spots aren't filled, we will be playing custom games so that we can have an all DTOID game without any pubs. We will balance the teams as well as we can and we will rotate people so that everyone can play. If one custom game is filled (5v5), I encourage those left over to play a custom game of their own with the people they have, so that they are not stuck waiting on the other game to finish.

To help facilitate this whole deal I started a chat channel on the LoL client, just join the channel DTOID FNF.

These matches MAY be streamed by fellow DTOIDer Philanthr0py so that he can test how well streaming League works for him before his show tomorrow.

VERY IMPORTANT
Please come back here often, or watch the FNF post later by Mr. Andy Dixon to hear of any news about this FNF
Now to those of you unfamiliar with League of Legends I recommend 3 things.

1) Watch this video


2) Visit www.leagueoflegends.com

3) Read my Cblog about it



If you are new to the game please use this referral link, it gets me things if you sign up.

http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?ref=4de7c687a7ffa269140401

Well Sivir, thats a mighty fine kill streak you got there

Hope to see you guys there.










Been playing around with Jarvan IV and I see the appeal in playing him, nothing more satisfying than correctly pulling off his Ultimate and dooming the enemy team.

This week's LoLFNF will be held at 10PM EST until 1AM EST. If you are interested in playing leave your summoner name in the comments and be online a little before 10PM so that we can set things up. A side note, if you have already left your summoner name in the comments of earlier FNF LoL CBlog posts I will look them up, but It would be very nice of you to once more post them in the comments so I know who is available. If I dont host tonight, fellow DTOID Summoner Anthony Wastella will be hosting. IF neither of us are there, please feel free to play amongst yourselves.

How this will work is very simple, anyone is eligible to join as long as the spots aren't filled, we will be playing custom games so that we can have an all DTOID game without any pubs. We will balance the teams as well as we can and we will rotate people so that everyone can play. If one custom game is filled (5v5), I encourage those left over to play a custom game of their own with the people they have, so that they are not stuck waiting on the other game to finish.

To help facilitate this whole deal I started a chat channel on the LoL client, just join the channel DTOID FNF.

These matches will be recorded, or at least the ones I'm participating in, so that they may be featured in a possibly upcoming League of Legends based Justin.tv/destructoid show.

VERY IMPORTANT
Please come back here often, or watch the FNF post later by Jesse to hear of any news about this FNF
Now to those of you unfamiliar with League of Legends I recommend 3 things.

1) Watch this video


2) Visit www.leagueoflegends.com

3) Read my Cblog about it



If you are new to the game please use this referral link, it gets me things if you sign up.

http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?ref=4de7c687a7ffa269140401

And I leave you with DEMACIA!

Hope to see you guys there.