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It's all relative.

I am still working on the "Thusia" commentary, by the way. I have not forgotten! I am prioritizing writing for NaNoWriMo just now, so it's going slowly.

The other day at the gym I did farmer's walks, among other things. This is a pretty simple functional exercise: hold something heavy in each hand. Walk around with it. Sound like anything you do in real life? You bet. Except that mostly in real life you don't walk around with a 32kg kettlebell in each hand like I did. Oof. (That's 70 pounds in each hand, oh Amerifriends. This blog switches unit systems at will.)

It's a strongman stunt, like doing barbell Turkish get-ups is, but it has practical application for my current powerlifting hobby. Grip is an obvious one-- even just standing there holding those things is a grip workout. But mostly I did it for shoulder and back stability.

Oh, the things I do that I didn't know were possible! The down side is that Mr Pedia now refuses to carry grocery bags any more. He claims he's too weak.
My wrists began to ache just from watching the farmer's walk demo. The clanging of the drums didn't help either. ::giggles:: It's no wonder Mr. Pedia is retreating from his grocery bag carrying duties. I'd be intimidated, too.
That guy in the video is just a beast. I can't imagine how much he's holding up there. Probably twice what I did the other day.

I made Mr P giggle by picking him up and carrying him across the house the other day. He tells me that it doesn't count until I carry him, the two dogs, *and* the two cats all at once.
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(Anonymous)
Hello,
I'm sorry for posting this message here, but I didn't really know where to write it. I'm not very familiar with LiveJournal and I couldn't find a proper space to post reviews.

Well, I just wanted to say I really loved your fic "The Apocalypse Stone". I've read many of your stories and I wonder how the hell I could miss that one.
I know I'm not a very good reviewer, because I keep saying that I liked your stories and your style, I'm not making any useful remarks; I should be pointing this and that and say how bad it is, but I just can't. If I don't like a fic, I'm not the one to criticize, I believe there are many people in the world who are way apter to do this than I am.

SO, I thought your fic was amazing. The story was exactly what I was looking for. The plot was brillantly led and the high school relationship between Buffy and Giles very well respected despite the awkward situation (at least for those who ship them). And as always in your stories, the sexual tension was wonderfully depicted.

Well then, sorry for the misplaced review, and for my possible English mistakes.
Thank you again for sharing your stories with us, ordinary readers.

--Watchery (on FFNet/Tumblr)
Re: Feedback
Thank you very much! This is lovely feedback, the kind of thing I blush to receive. I'm pleased that the stories are what you're looking for to read. "The Apocalypse Stone" is a classic theme that I haven't written nearly enough!