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Get up, Take a shower, Eat Breakfast, Go to work by Pixie

March 31st, 2010 7:07 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Do something that you've done more times than you can count, but do it a way that you've never heard of.

Character development time
(if you want to skip straight to the praxis, then scroll down to the bold)
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I never planed for sf0 to become this to me. I thought it would be a fun side game to lighten up a busy life. Needless to say, it's a bit more then that now... I've started to task without meaning it, get to know other players, study the history of the eras, dream about the high score task etc.

It was over spring break when i decided to become a different kind of player. I'm going to be the kind of player who can inspire others, as i have been inspired. I'm going to take every task (hopefully) to the level it deserves. and i'm going to push myself to the edge of my abilities to do so

This task will show that i'm serious. Or that i'm seriously trying to task with my all.

This is the first task i signed up for. I couldn't think of anything to do it justice. I'm not even sure this will do it justice, but i tried.

Praxis

Listen to this while watching
It's part of the experience









Something you've done more times then you can count: The splits
In a way you've never heard of: For an hour and 20 minutes (until i cant anymore)


I've tried marathon splitting before this. I made it for 20 minutes. This is 4 times as long.

All three splits will count. (right left and center) and i will allow myself to trasfer between them. I think this will also count for this but it's not in a public place so i don't know. I was forced to stop, partly because body's aren't meant to do that and my camera stopped.

Anyway, even uploading the video for this task was a task in itself. It was 1,012mb. which is over every conceivable posting limit known to human kind. So i went into a video editing program and made it small (and muted it) so i could fit it somewhere. Youtube crashed when i tried
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the hour and 20 minute long video is proof, not entertainment. please don't waste an hour and a half watching it. for your own sanity!! it's muted so you can't hear my cries of pain and the conversations with my friend, which aren't to be posted online. anyway, i may try again (my original goal was two hours) but this is good for now. anyway, a two hour long video will be impossible to upload.

i spent the majority of the time playing crash bandicoot 2 (cortex strikes back) on my friends PS3 (though it's a PS1 game) and near the end, he got me pizza. I made it 28% of the way though the game. It's not a perfic 180 split, but it's around 170 degrees. Which is enough for me.

This is the link to the video. It's long!

So why the splits? What does it mean?


It was a test of will. This has been a long time goal of mine, for years before i started here. As i said, my record was 20 minutes (the song that is playing is the song i would practice to.) I was seriously considering contortion as a career. I almost moved to San Francisco for college, because of the circus school, but mom didn't let me. Since coming to portland, i've almost forgotten about my body in leu of double majoring, debate, student publications, running for SFC, loosing one of my best friends etc. The truth is that i'm a person, and my body is just as important as my mind. this was a reminder 

My legs got fused where they were. Had my friend lift my legs slowly and gently and bend them to get them out. my knees ceased up a little. Though it hurt, it hurt more to change. However, after awhile you have to learn to deal with it or go absolutely crazy. (kind of like getting out of a dysfunctional relationship)

The truth is that i didn't think i could do it. and in a way i didn't (i didn't make it two hours.) But i made it much longer then i expected.

So what have i learned?

I can

- smaller

i crashed youtube

i crashed youtube

it's kind of a big file


Now i have color

Now i have color

in the other picture



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posted by Lincøln on March 31st, 2010 8:44 PM

I love this.
I love the first part of this Praxis more than I like the praxis itself.
And this is a good start to fulfilling the goal you set for yourself.

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posted by artmouse on March 31st, 2010 10:06 PM

go go go!

Nice!
posted by Greta Heiss on April 7th, 2010 10:24 AM

I liked that you chose to do something that helped you grow! Good job!

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posted by Fealix on April 7th, 2010 9:56 PM

Nice! I can almost do the splits but I don't think I could hold any stretch for an hour and thirty mins. good on you!

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posted by rongo rongo on April 11th, 2010 6:18 PM

Congratulations on turning an idea into reality, the hard way.

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posted by Spidere on April 11th, 2010 10:31 PM

Character development! piXie!

Inspiring!

!!

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posted by A M on May 12th, 2010 4:08 PM

Just thinking about this praxis makes my legs hurt.

Remind me to introduce you to my ex who ran off to join the circus.