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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #250 on: 08 Jun 2008, 13:30 »

I'm extremely scornful of Wii Sports in the same way that I was scornful of MP3 players until recently... meaning that I'm insanely jealous of anyone who has one and wish I did. Do they really work as well as the adverts claim?
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #251 on: 08 Jun 2008, 13:38 »

Yep. I can feel it in my arms after I've done the boxing part and tennis as well.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #252 on: 08 Jun 2008, 14:07 »

With Wii Sports, you really get out what you put in. You can exert yourself as much or as little as you want with any of the games.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #253 on: 08 Jun 2008, 22:53 »

You will look like an idiot playing those games with weights attached to your wrists, but damned if it wouldn't be worth it to be ridiculed every time you played with a friend.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #254 on: 09 Jun 2008, 05:19 »

wii boxing is interesting to me because it's essentially a complete role reversal for you and your little video game character. like, in most fighting games you're pretty much sitting there pushing buttons once in a while and meanwhile your guy jumps all over the place doing flip kicks and shooting fireballs and ripping off heads and all kinds of crazy shit. this time it's like, you're the one waving your arms all over the place and screaming and threatening to kill your friends while all your little guy does is punch the other guy once in a while.

that's how i play anyway.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #255 on: 09 Jun 2008, 06:21 »

I think one of my favorite moves in Wii Boxing is to point both of your controllers outwards, because then your character does the "bring it" pose (or I think that's what it looks like). I use this to taunt who I'm boxing (and usually do so verbally as well) and then punch them in the face.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #256 on: 09 Jun 2008, 07:47 »

Wii games in general can be good for that. I've been playing a lot of MLB Power Pros lately (Baseball) and it's been a great workout for my upper arms.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #257 on: 09 Jun 2008, 14:05 »

Linds, next time I turn up unexpectedly on your doorstep to take photos of you whilst you're asleep, I shall wear a helmet.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #258 on: 09 Jun 2008, 14:19 »

I actually don't mind my stretch marks that much but that is mainly because if you don't think about them too much they just look like oddly placed scars. In fact when a friend of mine saw me without a shirt on in highschool (about 5 months after I started hitting the gym really hard) she got all excited because she has a thing for scars and thought I had awesome ones across my chest. I didn't bother to correct her.
Stretch marks are scars!
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #259 on: 09 Jun 2008, 14:27 »

Stretch marks are kinda annoying, I have weird ones on my calves and thighs because I climbed some mountains and I rode/ride my bike a lot.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #260 on: 10 Jun 2008, 01:47 »

The Wii. Pah. I have to use WEIGHTS to work out my upper body. You kids get to use videogames. Why should people get to ENJOY workouts? It's WRONG.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #261 on: 10 Jun 2008, 02:13 »

Arnold Schwarzenegger does it without cheating by playing little nancy-boy video games.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #262 on: 10 Jun 2008, 02:57 »

Nah, Arnie loves the Wii
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #263 on: 10 Jun 2008, 03:40 »

Nintendo should just rename the DS as the PNES. You know, for uniformities sake.
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #264 on: 10 Jun 2008, 06:47 »

Because all of their other gaming devices conform to that naming nomenclature?

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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #265 on: 10 Jun 2008, 19:13 »

Ephemere, I have so much respect for you doing that. The viewpoint you have on it is probably the only one I would ever take on board myself, and to keep it up is inspiring. I'm one of those people who does tend to believe in having what I want, when I want it, and over the last few months have let that interfere too much with my attempts at self-improvement, largely because I've yet to find a balance between indulgence and complete self-destructive neurosis, but what you described in your post is enviable, and what I'm aiming for. I salute you  :-)
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Re: Body/Self Image
« Reply #266 on: 15 Jun 2008, 09:10 »

Ahhh, stretch marks... mine have faded, but I used to have a bunch of them on my lower back, looked like I had gotten torn up bad by something and still had the scars. That is probably at least part of why I refuse to even go swimming without a shirt anymore (the other part being that the parts of my body normally covered by clothing instantly light on fire when put in sunlight, why I don't wear shorts).
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