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2023.05.28 20:48 BabyGorillaDiaper69 Should I purify??
2023.05.28 20:48 jehegip282 As a programmer How rare are flexible hours and low stress ? How bad is it to not be getting more than minimal insurance? At 78 Grand salary
The company hit on some hard times and so Megan (from HR) had to retract the offer of (non high deductible) insurance and all other benefits. between sending me the job offer and me completing my probationary period.
I love the people I'm working with, The work is fairly low stress, and flexible hours are extremely helpful for me as I have ADHD so I can just work when I can focus.
As far as I can tell Megan is the only reason why The team just didn't get downsized, leaving me without a job.
But it's scary and seems like a bad sign.
My, My medical expenses are eating decent chunk of my income
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2023.05.28 20:47 Bonnitoes Continue studying or help provide?
Hi, I'm a 3rdyr college passer(pandemic/online) and my course is in the medical field. I did a gap year and regretted it and got too comfortable with time, procrastinated and now im planning on taking the 4thyr(internship) but havent taken the comprehensive exam and its 2weeks from now. I'm the eldest son and a walking disappointment. Im a be honest ill likely fail that exam. Cant decide if i should repeat 3rdyr major subjects or risk it and ry the first take(which ill definitely fail) and then try the retake with another 2 weeks or just fully stop and get a job and help provide for my brothers tuitions and help them finish their studies first.
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2023.05.28 20:47 BabyGorillaDiaper69 Should I purify?
2023.05.28 20:46 jehegip282 As a programmer How rare are flexible hours and low stress ? How bad is it to not be getting more than minimal insurance?
The company hit on some hard times and so Megan (from HR) had to retract the offer of (non high deductible) insurance and all other benefits. between sending me the job offer and me completing my probationary period.
I love the people I'm working with, The work is fairly low stress, and flexible hours are extremely helpful for me as I have ADHD so I can just work when I can focus.
As far as I can tell Megan is the only reason why The team just didn't get downsized, leaving me without a job.
But it's scary and seems like a bad sign.
My, My medical expenses are eating decent chunk of my income
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2023.05.28 20:46 throwawaysuperr What paths are there with a business development/sales background in NYC? Do I have the same upward mobility income-wise as finance/tech guys with niche skills?
TLDR, is it possible for someone with a business development background to be making those 300k+ numbers in a few years, the same way VPs in investment banking or tech developers do? If so, how? Is there an exit strategy or a specific field of biz dev I need to get into?
For context, I was an athlete in college fully committed to my sports career until the pandemic and injuries during lockdown ended that dream. When I came to NYC after, I had no internship experience, had never put any thought into a professional career while in college, and therefore had no idea how to play the game, so to speak.
Being a former competitive athlete who was pretty good at what he did however, I really wanted to excel at whatever it was I was doing and just be successful. Especially in a place like NYC, I was seeing job openings that paid well over 100k for entry level, and had the upwards mobility of 500k+ at more senior roles.
Of course, I quickly realized that these “prestigious” roles were usually in the tech or finance world, and those required niche skills that I just didn’t have because of my background (or lack of it). Yes, I could’ve gone back to school, maybe pursue an MBA, or just taken some time off to learn the skills that could land me jobs in those fields. But I already felt really behind at the time, being 23 with zero work experience, zero internships, and zero idea what was a realistic field to be in (or what different fields would require). So knowing that I probably didn’t have many options, I kinda just dived in headfirst and hoped for the best.
To make a long story short, I got my start at a commission based sales job, and that was how I got into business development/sales. Almost two years later, I’m now at a cozy job in sponsorship sales. I work only 30 hours per week, have a 60k base plus 10k in commissions annually. I have a great work life balance with probably too much time on my hands, and I know that if I broke down my pay to an hourly rate it’s pretty good.
But it’s not enough. Everyone in the office tells me that it takes time to land the bigger accounts to bring home bigger commissions, and I just need to give it a few years for my base + commissions to increase. But even then, looking at the highest earning salespeople in the office, third place takes home about 35k in commission. Second place 40k. First place is 55k. That really isn’t much, even when you consider the fact that their base is probably 100k or more since they’re all VPs.
I guess what I’m wondering is, is this what the normal progression for a biz dev career looks like? I’m almost 25 years old now. Are you telling me that I have to wait maybe 5 years to increase my commission from 10k annually to 40k-ish, with at most an increase of maybe 20k-30k in base? I’d be 30 years old with a salary of around $120k in NYC. Surely I can do better than that in a city like this, right?
I apologize if my perspective is a little skewed by looking at IB and tech jobs when I’m not in that field. But I see that jobs in those industries could easily net someone with senior experience close to 500k a year. I guess what I’m wondering is, is that possible with a biz dev background too? Or is that 120k a year by the time I’m 30 pretty normal for biz dev and exactly what I should be expecting?
If it’s possible, then what fields should I focus on? E.g tech/sass sales, finance (relationship manager at a hedge fund, etc), or something else? Or do the high earners with a biz dev background have an exit strategy of some kind?
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2023.05.28 20:45 LGBTQIA_Over50 What places in CT are LGBTQIA friendly?
And what employers (hiring for office, customer service, recruiting work) are open to hiring someone who is over 50, Masters degree (i can leave the Masters off of my resume)?
I am single, over age 50, and need FT work to cover an apt, car, medical insurance and food, all by myself. My resume is tailored towards each job I apply to. I have an interest in legal assistant (but likely my age will work against me for that as a career change). My multi-industry background is helpful for a personal injury law firm. But many may want an entry person or someone who can live on $40,000 or less.
Regardless of our age, all FT working people need a living wage.
Does anyone know of any particular employers who are open to hiring an experienced middle aged woman with a strong work ethic?
I've been applying on Indeed and am getting automatic rejections. I will he starting out living in my car due to lack of income.
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2023.05.28 20:40 nochusenpai How long does it typically take a second degree burn blister to pop?
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I burned my hand on a hot pan handle 5 days ago. I went and got treated at the ER immediately after it happened since I could tell it was 2nd degree burn, but they didn’t really give me much advice on taking care of it besides wrapping it up when I go out and putting Neosporin on it a couple times a day. These blisters on my palm and finger are annoying the hell outta me. I also just got offered a new job and I’m required to take a physical on 6/2 before being officially hired because I have a preexisting auto-immune medical condition. Will these things at least pop before then? submitted by nochusenpai to firstaid [link] [comments]
2023.05.28 20:38 5HT223 Is 3 months in a job a red flag?
Basically the title. I joined a job as a Medical Assistant but I was having a hard time balancing the workload and the work environment was pretty toxic. I worked for 200 hours and had some good experiences so I wanted to include it in my app but I’m not sure if the short time I spent in the role would cause concern.
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2023.05.28 20:38 InTenebrisLux Quitting my job to go into research!
Hey all, 25M here with mild/moderate ME/CFS for 5years now. My experience with this condition and reading 1000 medical papers about it made me realise how much I liked medicine, immunology and research.. so i’m quitting my finance job (part-time now) to study medicine and immunology! I will obviously put all my efforts into ME/CFS and mention it whenever possible. If I can stay at this level of severity and pace myself properly I’m sure I’ll be able to make it.
One silver lining of this in my life!
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2023.05.28 20:37 anxious_onion LAST MINUTE SCHOOL LIST HELP PLEASE :')
- 3.786, 514 (second try)
- 3500 research hours with 2 mid-author pubs, 2 oral presentations, and an abstract
- 850 non-clinical volunteering
- 450 clinical hours (375 working, 75 volunteering)
- 2 gap years
- PA resident
School List Draft: DREAM
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) 522 3.96
Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC) 520 3.9
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) 520 3.92 HIGH REACH
University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA) 520 3.93
Stanford School of Medicine (Stanford, CA) 519 3.92
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH) 519 3.88 REACH
Boston University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) 518 3.85
University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI) 518 3.87
Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) 516 3.79 HIGH TARGET
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh, PA) 518 3.89
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) 516 3.86
Ohio State University School of Medicine (Columbus, OH) 516 3.91
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH) 516 3.88 TARGET
Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) 515 3.82
Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) 515 3.82
Western Michigan Homer Stryker School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI) 515 3.8
Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) 514 3.84
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA) 514 3.8
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Richmond, VA) 514 3.88
University of Connecticut School of Medicine (Farmington, CT) 514 3.84
Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College (Scranton, PA) 513 3.81
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (Roanoke, VA) 513 3.68
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine (North Chicago, IL) 513 3.78
Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) 512 3.8
Eastern Virginia School of Medicine (Norfolk, VA) 512 3.72
George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) 512 3.75
Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) 512 3.89
Penn State University College of Medicine (Hummelstown, PA) 512 3.79
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) 512 3.79
Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, NC) 512 3.82
West Virginia University School of Medicine (Morgantown, WV) 512 3.84 "SAFETY" (no such thing)
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Maywood, IL) 512 3.74
Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) 512 3.71
University of Toledo College of Medicine (Toledo, OH) 510 3.81
University of Louisville School of Medicine (Louisville, KY) 508 3.78
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2023.05.28 20:35 Kodiakdelacreme TW: Suicide mention
Whats the problem with committing suicide if you don’t have the resources to get help? I have a job, but have to move out. I have to chose between housing, groceries, and my mental health. Why would I want those other things if I’m not feeling mentally well? The biggest part people don’t understand a lot of things are harder than they naturally should be. Getting water when I’m thirsty seems taxing, unnecessary, and ignorable. Not much brings me joy, I’ll laugh at the occasional joke, but the happiness is quick to dissipate. Some days I can confidently say I love my partner, other days I’m not sure what that feels like. They’ll say they love me, but do a lot of things that add to my stress. Though to my knowledge they’ve only knowingly done it once. I can’t afford medication and every day starts to feel less real. My thoughts get a bit more reckless, and I think before I lash out I might as well just kill myself.
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2023.05.28 20:35 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 14 Jobs in WY Hiring Now!
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.05.28 20:34 Fuzzycow666 I'm at my lowest point.
I tried posting this is trueoffmychest but i guess they didn't like it...
TLDR; I'm halfway homeless with my Husband living in an abusive home with my FIL for a year while my Mom is fully homeless living in our car.
I (29F) am pretty much homeless. I live at my FILs with my husband and dog while my mom who we lived with is truly homeless living in our car until she gets paid from her new job. Both me and mom worked in a company she helped created and pretty much got booted off illegally. That's as much as I can go into as both of us are trying to take this court. We lost that job a month after we lost the home we rented. For context we lived with her as I'm an only child and though she is capable of doing everyday tasks. She's a fall risk due to her artificial knees.
I say homeless for Me and My Husband because my FIL is only giving us a year. We have 11 months more to go as of right now. Being here isn't a all that nice either. Pretty much, We can only shower Monday - Thursday and Saturday from 9am - 3pm. Dinner is ready the night before and is at 2pm-3pm. We aren't allowed to eat in our room, If we wait later so that we aren't hungry for the rest of the night we could miss eating dinner. If we buy our food (any type Fast or from the store) we are yelled at because we didn't eat HIS food. It gets worse, there are times where we have to eat 1+ day old food or I have to eat the 1+ day old food while everyone else gets Fast food. My husband has refused to eat anything given to him unless I get something too and that hasn't really worked out in our favor.
While all this is going on, we have to do chores around the house. Pretty understandable right? Not in the way you think. We have to drive my FIL and Step MIL around for doctor appointments because FIL didn't bother to think his MS inflicted Wife wouldn't be able to get into a BIG ass trucks. Majority of these appointments can take up a lot of days out of week and be between 30 minutes-2 hours. We have mow the lawn every week. Clean majority of the house. Pick up my SIL dog poop while picking up my dogs. Not to mention the complaints 24 hours a day about anything and everything from news to me blowing my nose.
The whole shower thing is in favor for my SIL as she worked M-T and Saturday... She's the most favored and pretty much she can't do no wrong. she doesn't do anything other than work and that's in her fathers eye a pass. Even when I did have a job, it didn't matter I had to find ways into fitting everything into my day.
We can't even look for jobs let lone have a moment of peace for Me and my husbands relationship with out being dragged into something or being yelled at for no reason. My mental illness in starting to comeback 10x worse and I'm waiting to start therapy in 15 days if you don't count today but I don't think I can even wait that long anymore. I want to be able to shower at night, I want to be able to eat warm fresh meals with out sneaking them in, I want to be able to me and not have to explain my self every time I do something.
Sad part in all this, I don't have a Highschool diploma. I have no credit, while both my mom and husband have bad credit. All of us have medical bills up the ass. My family wont help and don't care nor do I want them to as I am in no contact with them. My husband family well you read the crap we are in and Both me and mom have evictions against us, mine will end in 2025.
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2023.05.28 20:33 Signal-Department-49 Just a question ( plz only nice comments)
I’m a 25(f) relatively healthy with lupus. I take Zoloft for my social anxiety and panic attacks along with Klonopin . I’ve been on 100mg of Zoloft for about 1.5 years now. The side effects hit me hard but afterwards I felt amazing. I was making friends , working on myself etc.. Now I’m at the point where I feel the medication isn’t doing it’s job. ( I get really manic, I snap super easy and very tired all the time ). My question is : would anyone suggest I up my dose to 150mg to see how i react? I feel I’ve been through the worst side effects first starting off , so I figured an extra 50mg would be ok. I haven’t started yet, I wanted the okay from my psych, but since he decided to take vacation I’m left here 😬.
P.s : Sorry for the long post!
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2023.05.28 20:33 TallestOfThemAll My GF (F26) and I (M27) had an abortion. I think it ended our relationship.
T/W: Abortion. Lengthy read.
Long story ahead. Any advice is appreciated since I have no one else to ask advice from.
Me (27/M) and my girlfriend (26/F) have been dating since January, but we have been in a past relationship back in 2017/2018 for about 4 or so months which ended due to her moving 3.5 hrs away for college and me also starting my college career.
We got back in touch in around late Decembeat the start of the year and decided to give a relationship a try since we still liked each other and ended on terms we didn’t really like. I would travel down every other weekend (3.5 hrs one way) and spend time with her. I’m in the process of buying a house, so I live with my parents to help try and save more money in the crazy market. With that said, I never asked her to come see me. She also has some school debt and 2 dogs which made her tight on money, so I tried to pay for everything we would do while I was with her. I’d also occasionally send her some money to help with groceries for the week. The relationship was going quite well.
Fast forward to April, she’s pregnant. Sparing all the details on health issues, etc, we discussed it and even though we both would want a child, we decided an abortion is best for now. Plus the fact that she couldn’t even get out of bed most days without constantly throwing up, it was very terrible on her.
I took extra time off from work, coming down for longer weekends and all to try and help. I’d go buy her groceries/takeout for whatever she was feeling for the time and also various medications to help her feel the best possible. I’d take the dogs out each day and feed them, etc. I thought I was doing a good job.
While she is lying in bed, one of the dogs is a chihuahua who is really protective of her. If I touch her while he’s out/around he barks/growls/inserts himself between. Constantly. He doesn’t bite, it’s just annoying. But she ABSOLUTELY LOVES this dog. Would die for this dog. I don’t honestly mind him, he still likes me and likes to play with me.
So, while she’s in bed the days she’s not at work, I let him and her just cuddle/whatever. It didn’t bother me. The other dog is a border collie, but she’s not really an issue.
Fast forward, May 27th is the abortion. It’s also my birthday. So I was feeling all sorts of ways. I still tried to remain loving/supportive through it all. We go to the clinic and do everything & come back home. She goes to lie down due to feeling terrible still and I just stay outside the bedroom, in the living room watching some movies until late night while I take in everything that’s occurred in the past month and also respond to birthday messages which just made me feel weird. She came in the living room late that night while I was still watching movies and was all energetic/excited and I was still down. I didn’t really engage with her and we eventually went to bed, to which I was asleep in no time.
She ended up texting me that night (although I was at home with her) a lengthy message about how I was so supportive with her, how she couldn’t do this with anyone except me, and how she wants to redo my birthday and actually give me a good one. I didn’t reply because I just didn’t know how to…
I wake up this morning early to watch the F1 race since it’s been my favorite and only sport for years and kinda still recover from the emotions I had - which is a problem I have apparently since I’ve always dealt with my emotions myself and typically just give myself space to get over things. She got up and let the dogs out of the kennels and lied back down. So, with the dogs lying with her, I just let her be in the bedroom since she loves them and they make her happy.
Things came to a head when she told me “You can go home since you’re so miserable being here” - talking about me staying in the living room. I started packing my things and told her that I wanted to help her with what I can, but if that’s really what she wanted me to do I’ll do it… She said for the past couple weeks she’s been wanting me to be in bed with her providing emotional support. Although she’s never explicitly said that until now… I thought I have been providing emotional support, but it seems not. We had an argument, me saying that I would’ve been in bed with her except the dogs were lying with her and I thought she was happy all that time. I said that I would lie down with the exception of the dogs - because I can’t handle the barking/growling right now whereas normally I wouldn’t care. And that set her off. She said I should leave and take some space, that “you know these dogs are my everything” (paraphrasing). I said I want to help especially as she takes the last of her pills which will cause the majority of her pain, but she said she’ll manage on her own. I said if I leave knowing I’m leaving you like this, I don’t know if I can come back. I honestly screwed up saying that I think. I know I’ll beat myself up for doing something like that - leaving her in the worst way possible. But I really care for her and it hurts terribly knowing I’m leaving her like that. But it’s her apartment so I’ll listen to her.
I then said I would lie down with her and the dogs since that’s what she wanted, but she said no, she doesn’t want me doing that since I didn’t want to do that originally. She didn’t want me lying down and doing something I didn’t want to do & still remaining in a bad mood. So I said it’s pretty much a lose-lose then. I asked one last time if she wanted me to leave and she said yes, go take some space since that’s how you get over things. I told her that I’d be okay with staying & that she needs someone there to look after her to which she said to stop trying to be a man… talking about ignoring my emotions/self-care.
So I ended up leaving, and I told her I wish it didn’t end this way. I booked a hotel for the night down here, just in case. She’s got friends here who I’m sure she’ll ask first for help before me, but I texted to let her know I’m at a hotel for the night if she needs me.
Can I recover this & how bad did I screw up? I do love her, but the situation was also hard on me & I was basically doing everything for her and to lose it all like this seems terrible. I really didn’t want to leave her like this.
TL;DR - My girlfriend had an abortion (on my birthday coincidentally) and we are both really affected by it. I thought I was providing the right support to which I wasn’t. She told me to leave and get some space - I said I don’t know if I can come back after leaving her in a terrible spot like that since she’s about to take the medicine which makes her pass the pregnancy. I’ll end up beating myself up over doing such a thing. I booked a hotel for tonight just in case since I live 3.5 hrs away.
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2023.05.28 20:32 rkim777 Headset and scanner rental of race is postponed?
Hi all. We have tickets to see the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC tonight. But it's raining heavily so it may be postponed.
We rented headsets and scanners online with Racing Electronics for this race. Will we be able to either get refunds or use of these for the next race if it's postponed? TIA
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2023.05.28 20:24 54ltymuch Re-Structuring the MCU from the ground up - Phase One
Look look look, I know. I know.
It's another guy constructing a cinematic universe. Trust me with this one, I've planned ahead rather than just going one movie at a time, there is an actual structure to it.
This story is going to be a closed one. Three arcs that each have three phases, so while it is huge (if you want to compare it to where the MCU is right now, we would be at the halfway point, right in the middle of the second arc/saga), it is not infinite. There will be a final event to ends everyone's arcs and stories, no loose threads. Schedule
- X-Men: Regenesis
- Untitled Deadpool sequel
- The Sub-Mariner
- Captain America
- The Hellfire Club
- The Wolverine: Weapon X
- X-Men: Hellfire and Brimstone
- Black Panther: Enemy of the State
- The Astonishing Ant-Man
- Fantastic Four
- The Sub-Mariner: War of the Worlds
- X-Men: Schism
As you can see, phase one is mostly mutant-based as I want fresh ideas and characters to start the universe off. While this phase doesn't have one movie involving every single player, the last two have all the major factions except for one.
This is an origin film for the X-Men set just before whatever present day would be in this timeline. We will be going with the classic six-man First Class which consists of Charles Xavier, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Beast and Angel.
We will have William Stryker and Bolivar Trask as minor side characters who, while not prejudiced against mutants just yet, are distrustful of the new mutant gene that is beginning to show itself in humans.
Xavier is our protagonist for the film, we explore his psyche and issues with self-worth and thinking he's a failure because of his brother, who is the main villain in this film: Cain Marko a.k.a. the Juggernaut. He creates the team to stop the Juggernaut as he knows he can't do it alone, hence the formation of the team. Cyclops and Jean Grey don't get together in this film but there is some chemistry there. Cyclops' arc is learning to be a better communicator and leader, as he wants to lead the team but finds himself not being a good leader at times. Jean and Beast have doubts about their power - Beast's being more doubts about his form - and being mutant in general which Xavier helps him with. Iceman's arc is about accepting his difference from everyone else. It's key to point out that he doesn't have doubts about his power but rather the social aspect of it, knowing he isn't like everyone else (this is obviously foreshadowing for the inevitable outing, I don't like making a character's sexuality a big deal I think it should just be who they are but for Bobby it's a bit different). Finally, Angel is unlike the others. While the others are all getting to grips with their roles in a team and their mutant powers, Angel is slightly older than the others (minus Xavier of course) and is comfortable with his power, he just doesn't care much for being part of a team, having to be convinced by the fact that Juggernaut is a challenge for him rather than the team aspect of it. While he doesn't complete this arc in any way, it is clear he makes baby steps towards being more open with his teammates by the end.
No cameos, no references to other characters or anything. Just let it be a self-contained story.
Untitled Deadpool sequel
I have nothing to say about this movie. Let Deadpool do whatever he wants to, hopping from universe to universe, ending up in this continuity at some point. To be clear, this is Deadpool 3, sequel to the first two Deadpool movies that are real and exist in the real world. I would be willing to throw major money at this to get some cameos or even slightly larger roles from characters from the Fox universe as well as the MCU since both universes are basically irrelevant now. I would especially love to get interaction between characters who were unceremoniously recast such as the two Yukios and the two Sabretooths. Maybe Cable and the MCU Thanos share a scene? Do whatever you want guys, have fun.
This should be a direct horror adaptation of Peter Milligan's The Sub-Mariner: The Depths. That is it. The director may introduce side character such as Lady Dorma, Namora and Namorita if they want to but it's really up to them how they want Namor to be characterised, by his relationships or by the plot itself. If I could, I would get Guillermo Del Toro on this. For the unfamiliar, The Depths is a horror storyline that showcases Namor from the perspective of a fleet of ships on the surface, he is the monster rather than the hero.
This too would be an almost direct adaptation of Rick Remender and John Romita Jr's Castaway in Dimension Z. No origin needed, general audiences know Captain America by now, no need to go over it again. Arnim Zola as your act one villain, get some quick period piece stuff in the first act, send him to Dimension Z and then have a three act structure there creating a four act film with Green Skull as your main villain, with Jet Zola and Ian Zola as supporting characters. When Cap eventually gets out of Dimension Z with Ian at his side, he is greeted by Sharon Carter revealing that he has come back to 70 years in the future. Cap is now in present day.
The Hellfire Club
Get Rian Johnson in, he can make a Knives Out style mystery thriller using the Hellfire Club characters. The characters I will be using are Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Donald Pierce, Mastermind, Harry Leland, Selene, Fredrich van Roehm (who is the victim) and Emmanuel Da Costa, as well as Tessa in a cameo
This is set just before present day too.
The Wolverine: Weapon X
Weapon X origin for Wolverine, re-treading properly after the shitshow that was the last Weapon X movie. This should be a pretty faithful adaptation of Weapon X vol. 1 #1-#4 however, not diverting from that story too much, mainly in the involvement of Dr. Abraham Cornelius rather than William Stryker. I would get Matthew Vaughn for this one to give it a bit of period aesthetic while also allowing the movie to have a distinct mix of subtly funny while not shying away from the fucked up nature of it all. I want every movie in the Wolverine story to have a unique directorial vision.
X-Men: Hellfire and Brimstone
This movie brings the elements of the last two films together with the X-Men to mark the phase as a connected universe before the second half of the phase which is a lot more disconnected and less mutant-focused.
This movie is basically the X-Men against the Hellfire Club, who are plotting to take over the government of Nigeria where there the population boom is also resulting in a mutation boom. Xavier's started the school for the gifted in between films, and we introduce Storm as a new recruit to the team. Xavier knows he's up against it and decides to recruit Wolverine too just before the midpoint of the film.
The big twist halfway through is that Angel is a double agent working for the Hellfire Club, revealing that he only joined the X-Men after Shaw asked him to keep tabs on powerful mutants. The final battle ends up killing a few Hellfire Club members (Pierce, Da Costa and Selene) and destroys property, which catches the attention of Stryker and Trask once again. Trask decides to begin developing countermeasures.
Black Panther: Enemy of the State
Another pretty faithful adaptation, Black Panther in a political struggle with the White Wolf (the actual White Wolf character who is T'Challa's brother, not Bucky Barnes). Storm is our main love interest, although Nakia is present as an ex which causes tension in the group somewhat. Achebe and White Wolf succeed in their coup, making Black Panther an actual 'enemy of the state', which is when Captain America and Everett Ross join the fray on behalf of the US government who find Achebe and the White Wolf to be dangerous to the larger political landscape, eventually discovering Wakanda's true nature after contact with T'Challa. When T'Challa's mother Queen Ramonda protests against the White Wolf in public, she is assassinated in cold blood. This begins the third act as it completely instabilises the country as people realise that the new power may not be better in the long-term, the final fight being essentially the Wakandan Civil War.
The Astonishing Ant-Man
The Ant-Man in question here is Hank Pym, but Janet van Dyne is not quite the Wasp yet. Our feature villain is Absorbing Man but we may have a minor antagonistic role from Titania (maybe have Titania played by a wrestler? Charlotte Flair would be the perfect one I think but Britt Baker or Rhea Ripley would do a job too). Finesse and Hazmat would probably make good side characters too, just get Edgar Wright on this and let him have free reign.
Doctor Strange: Sorceror Supreme
This is a tricky one because I like where Doctor Strange is right now in the MCU a lot. This is going to be more of a soft reboot, have the same actors and keep the first two films in memory without the mentions to the larger MCU. So while Strange hasn't fought the Scarlet Witch and doesn't have knowledge of the other multiverses, he is at that same point in his friendship with Wong and in his skills. We will however be recasting Nicodermus as a lower level sorceror salty at Strange for not helping him after his wife died, and have him tap into the dark dimension to try and steal Strange's power, causing Clea to come to Earth and warn Strange before the two along with Wong go and solve things. Mordo shows up too, helping Nicodermus as he believes Strange to be part of the problem about abusing magic.
Strange's arc in this film is learning to trust Clea and realising he should use his power whenever possible to help others rather than holding himself to the rules he sets for himself.
Cameo from Nightmare in a post-credit scene.
Introduce them in the modern day, put em together, boom
I know it sounds ridiculous considering the failures of previous films but Matt Shahman is someone I trust I'll let him on for this project. Mole Man is the villain, and Victor von Doom is present for a couple of scenes involving the Baxter foundation selling some sort of technology to the country of Latveria.
Reed and Sue are together from the beginning of the film and while their relationship's turbulence post-incident forms the core of the film, their bond is stronger than ever by the end of it. We should have Alicia Masters too with Ben, but the two's relationship is a lot more turbulent even before they get powers, and while the powers don't end their relationship it puts more strain on it than ever before. Johnny has his laundry list of non-committed relationships and how each of the four characters tackles love and differs from it is the starting point for how we will create the dynamics between them. While Mole Man doesn't directly challenge these dynamics as a character, he should try and poke holes in the team this way, giving a little more credence to the 'mole' part of his character.
Cameos from Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock out of costume as a lawyer defending a victim of some sort of dangerous tech that was stolen from the Baxter building, and a slightly more extended one from Tom Holland's Spider-Man who fights Mole Man at the very start of the film and the pair's fight unwittingly causes the accident that gives the F4 their powers.
The Sub-Mariner: War of the Worlds
Much like Captain America: Civil War, this is a movie that features two warring factions but as the title suggest is still part of the story of one primary character: Namor.
This is primarily a Namor movie, introduce side character if Guillermo didn't want to in the first film: namely Namora, Lady Dorma, Namorita, Llyra and Stingray. They are all on Namor's side during this, we will explore inter-Atlantean conflicts later I want there to be tension between members but no outright fights. The other side of the war is, of course, Black Panther. Our supporting characters are Shuri, Monica Lynne, Nakia, Storm and Okoye. Storm's stoic nature makes her absent from the conflict but she is still there during discussions.
Something about Atlanteans being killed in a Wakandan mining operation or something, it escalates, Atlantis declares war on Atlantis. Namor's side will of course have their own tensions as some disagree with a declaration of war while others push him to go to war. T'Challa resists at first and is purely defensive. In an Atlantean attack on Wakanda, the royal palace is put under siege and Nakia dies, turning the dynamic between the two countries on its head as T'Challa, wracked with guilt, decides to go on the offensive to a mixed response from his own camp.
The tensions between the two sides are prominent but we should find a way to separate them from their councils. Eventually Okoye and Shuri come to blows in the wreckage of Wakanda's capital while T'Challa is away, while Stingray disagrees with Namor's methods and decides to help Wakanda.
Okoye and Shuri get more and more tense and Okoye gets the upper hand and nearly stabs Shuri before she stops and all the trauma the nation has suffered comes back to the both of them. Okoye drops her spear and the two reconcile just in time for T'Challa and Namor to face off alone.
Our final battle is a personal one between the two rather than some big war. Pure fisticuffs. The two go toe to toe and are evenly matched, but the fight is broken up by Storm who finally puts an end to everything by intervening and forcing the two to come to a truce. I'm justifying that Storm can stop both of them as T'Challa obviously has a relationship with her and water conducts electricity so Storm should realistically be able to beat him.
Professor X's philosophy of stopping evil after it becomes a problem and Cyclops' need to stop whoever could possibly be a threat causes tension between the two, and this combined with both characters wanting to lead the team results in a fracturing of the team while dealing with Bolivar Trask, who has finally finished his Sentinels after the end of the second X-Men film.
The Hellfire Club also features of course, being prosecuted by the Sentinels too, resulting in a shaky truce between the X-Men and the Club. Much like Civil War, the 'villain' is defeated by the end of the second act only for another act to appear as after the Sentinels are destroyed, the mutants continue to bicker and eventually come to blows. Emma Frost, having begun to see the righteousness in Xavier's ways, sides with him, as do Beast, Angel and Storm. Cyclops is joined by Jean Grey, Iceman, Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, whereas Colossus decides to leave the X-Men altogether and the rest of the Hellfire Club leave. However before they can leave, Cyclops accidentally burns Angel's wings and Emma and Xavier both try and paralyse Mastermind at the same time causing Mastermind's mind to fracture and him to go brain-dead. This is just too much for the group and they go their separate ways, Jean taking Cyclops and his guys away.
Just in case we're unclear on how the mutants are split:-
- Xavier's team: Professor X, Emma Frost, Beast, Storm
- Scott's team: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde
- MIA: Angel, Colossus
And that's how we end the phase. The X-Men are fractured, Wakanda and Atlantis are at an extremely shaky truce, Captain America just woke up in modern times, Doctor Strange is reaching his prime, and the Fantastic Four and Ant-Man are now established.
The next phase will focus on expanding the mutants further with smaller branched teams and assembling the Avengers.
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2023.05.28 20:21 Gold-Power-7765 Specialist Goals
I am a flooring specialist in a particularly slow store. I am one of two flooring specialists both of us come in at 9 to 5 and there is around two days each week where we aren’t on the same shift. My sales goal has significantly climbed and management is very harsh on them. It used to be 1 measure, 1 lead, and 1 credit card a week. But lately it’s been 4 measures a week. My sales goal used to be about 10k a week, now it’s doubled at $20,000. All of the other specialists have single digit sales goal the average being 7k. What do I do in this scenario? My store also recently gotten rid of will calls for anything longer than a day. I need the money from this job but these goals are crushing me. From January 30th I should have made 260k or so and only made 135k and that’s still looked at as slacking. I’ve communicated to management about the goal being high and they turned it back on me saying “ Atlanta sets the goals, you just need to focus on what YOUR doing to meet it”. Getting fed up here.
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2023.05.28 20:20 Able_Ostrich_4893 Jobs without degree. . . .
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2023.05.28 20:20 EzekialX Vulturebeard: Bad Roomies Part 2
Part 1: https://www.reddit.com/ReddXReads/comments/13lfqkw/vulturebeard_the_legbeard_that_ruined_roomies_fo
Hi everyone, bunny here. I’m having Ezekial post this for me because while I lurk on reddit, I’m on too many online communities and burn out quickly on all of them. I’m just here to tell this incredibly long tale. Pull up a chair, grab a snack, get comfy. This is a long ride. The Cast List Bunny
(author): 33, female, a year or so out of a divorce that turned toxic and abusive and ultimately helped me realize I was gay. Recovering lifelong doormat slowly building a spine. Neuro spicy gym rat with major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, and most recently diagnosed with ADHD. Unfortunately very familiar with surviving trauma. Z
(poster): My partner. 31, nonbinary (they/them), also neuro spicy with depression, anxiety, OCD, BPD, autism, and also familiar with lifelong trauma. One Liner Beard (OLB)
: 33, male, neuro spicy with ADHD and depression. He also suspects autism but isn’t pursuing a diagnosis. His nickname here comes from the fact that in messenger, he usually has one-word replies like “oof” or “mmm” as an acknowledgement he had seen the message but has nothing further to contribute. VultureBeard (Vulture)
: 30, female, neuro spicy and disabled with multiple conditions. She has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTs (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), autism, depression, anxiety, chronic migraines, but also possibly a list of things that may or may not be real – that will all be explained. The star of this unfortunate circus. Her name will be explained in this part. Kid
: 3. Female. OLB and Vulture’s child. Likely neuro spicy like we all are, but she’s also only 3 years old. Slightly speech delayed and not potty trained yet. Minor mentions
: Shit ass ex-husband (SA)
: name is self-explanatory. 32, male. Divorce was amicable to keep the peace. I immediately went no contact with him after. J2
: Friend of OLBs.
You ready? Deep breath. Now let’s dive into this mess.
Chapter Two: VultureBeard, or the Walking Diagnosis
With the backstory of how we wound up with a neckbeard, a legbeard, and their kid out of the way, I’ll start on VultureBeard properly now.
J2 was the one who introduced her to OLB. He ran into her at a local convention, and they talked and spent the day together. He ended up sleeping over at her house, on her couch, since she lived a few minutes away from the convention center, and he introduced her to his D&D group that OLB was a DM for. He said that at first, he wanted to smash just based on looks (before she stopped caring for herself, before the pregnancy), until she opened her mouth. Oh boy.
I met her on Halloween 2018 or 2019 (trauma made my memory absolute garbage, ain’t it fun?), when OLB wanted to run a one-shot Curse of Strahd campaign for our D&D group. J2’s group was called Party A, we were Party B. Both of our campaigns existed in the same universe that OLB created. It was a fun one shot. I liked her. We integrated her into our D&D campaign as a side character who joined our party.
With her autism, she talks a lot, and can have a conversation with anyone, but she does naturally miss a lot of social cues. She says it’s okay to be direct with her and say things like, “I can’t talk right now, I’m busy.” But in the wild, she just enjoys people. That in itself isn’t a bad thing.
When we met, she was a Mormon with long brown hair, glasses, and modest clothes with long ankle-length jean skirts. I don’t know if that was a lifelong practice or just the people she had associated with. She didn’t curse at all, and still substitutes “fudge” for my favorite and most often-used curse word. Over time, she dropped religion, but she only curses in text, and very rarely at that, like when she’s pushed to her mental limit. She still dresses in a lot of the modest clothes from before, but it’s mostly because she doesn’t go clothes shopping a lot. I have passed down some clothes I have shrunk out of to her.
Her fashion sense is a bit of Walmart-meets-Goodwill. The tired mom “this is clean, so I’ll wear it” kind of aesthetic. She’s big on thrifting, but so am I. Most of my wardrobe is thrifted or passed on from a few gym friends these days, so it’s not like I’m poking fun at secondhand clothes. It’s just that there’s a lack of style or effort on her part, like she just puts clothes on and sometimes remembers to brush her hair out. I think there’s a part of her that doesn’t recognize she’s plus sized after pregnancy because she once bought clothes that are size medium, and they didn’t fit. She fit my old 2X leggings. I traded her leggings once, my bigger size for her smaller size.
She and OLB don’t fold laundry or put it away, so she will have laundry stuffed in their hamper that they keep in our shoe closet next to the laundry room, or boxes on her desk, or on her desk chair. They kind of live out of that clothes pile. If she needs to dress in something nice, it likely is wrinkly because it was in an unfolded pile.
The first run-in with realizing that something was a little “off” with her was when she tried cooking for us. We had other friends over to play D&D and Magic with us, and she wanted to cook some kind of chicken and noodle dish. With her POTs (post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), she’s usually sodium deficient so she adds way too much salt to whatever she’s eating. Not being used to cooking for others, she served us completely inedible chicken that was too salty.
One of my former friends was there for that debacle. What she also noticed was that Kid seemed to be behind some childhood markers. At 2, Kid was still using a bottle and didn’t seem to talk much. She was worried that Kid would keep falling behind. It was a red flag that got tucked away. At the time, I was still thinking of Vulture as a burned-out first-time neuro spicy mom. That’s a lot for a disabled woman to handle. As a disabled person myself, I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt. I gave her too much benefit of the doubt for way too long.
Vulture as a person focuses very much on herself. Because of the body aches and pains that come with both Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTs, yes, I understand that her body regularly fights itself. But why is it that every time her body expressed pain, she had to do a loud, “AH, OW
” or other pain noises as loud as she could? Or she will complain about whatever is giving her trouble. Some days she will be using her computer quietly, then when I come out of my bedroom, she starts to complain about her daily aches and pains. This happens pretty much every day, for different reasons. Her sneezes are likewise as loud, to where I can hear her across the house, through a closed door and over the show Z and I are watching.
Most awkward is Vulture’s bathroom habits. In Apartment #2, I guess Vulture got used to using the bathroom with the door cracked because they lived in a house without roommates, and she needed to keep an ear on Kid. Even now in a shared space, she keeps the door cracked, sometimes with the light off so I don’t think anyone is in the bathroom because it’s more migraine friendly.
Until I hear the grunting. THE GRUNTING. THE POOP GRUNTING.
I have heard it through my closed bedroom door, because her bathroom is right next to my bedroom. Usually, it’s when my bedroom is quieter, like when Z and I are off to sleep. But I hear her grunting as she’s using the bathroom, either because the door is open, or she is just that loud. I’m terrified to know which one it is.
Her hygiene is questionable at best. I know personally that Depression™ makes hygiene and self-care extremely difficult. I myself do the best I can, especially while being constantly sweaty at the gym and a Big Sad (depression) fighter. So, I get mental illness and hygiene. With Vulture and her long hair, she would leave it in a bun for days until it matted. She asked for my help with detangling it and it took me around two hours to safely work the mats and tangles out. When she cut it in a homemade attempt to do the popular wolf cut on Tik Tok, it was much more manageable. When it’s shorter, it has tight curls. She constantly has a natural body odor smell to her. I think with her sensitive skin, she has to wear a specific unscented deodorant, but I don’t think she applies it unless she’s leaving the house. The sink in her and OLB’s bathroom is used as mostly a storage space with things piled on top of it, so I don’t think it’s used for much. The bathtub needs a deep scrubbing, and she gives Kid a bath more than she herself showers.
Having heard the poop grunting, I’m afraid to look at their toilet.
In general, Vulture isn’t active, but to say that she’s sedentary is a vast understatement. The average sedentary person looks like an Olympic athlete next to her. She occupies two spots in the house: Her bed, or the couch in the living room. For most of the day. She will just have her laptop either on the table next to her or in her lap, and that’s where she spends most of the day, gaming.
With me being a gym rat, I am incredibly proud of how I went from a couch potato to a weightlifter. When I think about what would happen if I suddenly dropped to her levels of activity, I know my body would fall apart. I often wonder if her lying in bed or on the couch contributes to more of her body pains because her muscles are deteriorating from disuse. I mean what do I know, I’m not a doctor. That body pain cycles to her being even more inactive because she hurts. It’s a big cycle of negativity.
When the weather changes drastically, she will be hit with migraines or allergy attacks, to where she has to lay down all day as well. She takes OTC pain medicine frequently, as well as allergy meds. One of her desk cabinets is a well-stocked mini pharmacy of OTC medication and some prescription medication she has collected over time that expired over a year ago. When I’m hit with a rare migraine, I know she will have something in stock for it.
Her doctor says she needs to eat more frequently because she’s always shaky. She will hold up her hand to show me how much it’s shaking, and it always looks as though she’s making it shake from the wrist, instead of it being an actual hand movement. She always tells me, “Look at this,” and holds up her shaking hand, like she’s trying to show me how bad she’s doing, but it’s for different reasons every time. She didn’t eat, she’s too tired, she has a migraine, she has sinus pain – everything gives her shaky hands, which I joked about once.
If she has a new symptom, she goes to Doctor Google to look up what’s wrong with her, and then talk in our house chat on discord that she thinks she might have “so and so” wrong with her because the symptoms match. Or she will post screenshots of whatever her symptoms are. As far as I know in the time living with her, she’s never had close medical calls or anything that needed further treatment, except for a heart study where she wore a device to monitor her heart rate. Doctor Google gave her all sorts of things she could have, though.
Within the time I started writing this saga, I had this encounter with her in the house group chat on discord that she, OLB, and I are in, about how she thinks she’s allergic to mosquito bites because the bites swelled up and got inflamed: Vulture
: Just figured out something I’m most likely allergic to: mosquito’s saliva reaction is increased inflammation around the bite site and the condition is skeeter syndrome. Me
: You should get that confirmed by a doctor. It’s mosquito season. (it sounds like she copy/pasted that bit about mosquito’s saliva from Google)
Mind you, my former in-laws thought I was allergic to mosquito bites because the same thing happened to me. My mosquito bites swelled up beyond what they should look like, and mosquitos have a good nose at finding me in particular compared to other people. I tried to empathize with her, even though it just seemed like she wanted to identify with a syndrome she found on the internet.
She said that she had the same symptoms her friend’s dad had for GERD because her acid reflux was acting up. The GERD saga is a fun one as well, which I’ll fully share later.
Funny enough, if I also have something similar to what her current issue is, she doesn’t play Oppression Olympics and say hers is worse. I’ve been dealing with vertigo on and off for the past month and I don’t have the ability to see a doctor for it at the moment. So, when she says that she’s dizzy or the room is spinning, I express empathy or at least a little “oh, same here,” because I have to carefully move my body in ways that don’t make the room spin. It might be her autism, it might be because she doesn’t care, but she never expresses empathy my way. She just moves on.
I’ve told her multiple times she needs to see a doctor to check for each new symptom she has, but somehow there’s an excuse. The latest I’ve heard is, “I will once my phone is turned back on. It hasn’t been paid in a while.” Valid yes, but then please get off Google. Because she’s on government assistance and doesn’t have a car and doesn’t know how to drive, she’s ferried to her appointments by a medical bus that stops at the house. They do need to be able to call her. Just please get off Google
in the meantime! I’ve even told her that Doctor Google and WebMD will say everything is cancer or fatal and it’s not good for you, and she just kind of brushed it off.
One of my friends calls her the Professional Victim. Z is convinced she has Factitious Disorder (formerly called Munchausen’s). She loves to hide behind her illnesses as to why she can’t get out of bed or can’t do chores. If you were to listen to her every day, you’d think she was falling apart at the seams because it was always something. Migraine, body pain, allergies, sinus problems or sinus infections, stomach problems, dizziness, shakiness. Repeat. Forever.
She will ask me if her forehead feels hot, and when I can’t tell, she checks with a thermometer. She says, “My natural body temperature is low so 99 degrees is a fever to me.”
This is also where I gave her a lot of benefit of the doubt at the beginning, because EDS and POTs will affect the entire body in different ways. One of my friends, in her casual dark humor, will have conversations with me about how she’s just not going to be able to walk properly that day, because her ankle joint slid out of place, but she still finished her work shift. I talk to my friend regularly about her struggles with her body, but somehow it doesn’t have the same self-pity that Vulture’s does. Every disability presents differently between people. As rare as EDS and POTs is, it’s pretty common in online communities because it’s where people tend to flock to. In my time in varying disabled online communities, I’ve never seen someone who complains or fishes for attention as much as Vulture does.
If she’s having a relatively good day, she will either be gaming, or maybe she will get to one of the chores that OLB tries to get her to do during the day, like doing the dishes or cleaning Kid’s room. When OLB had prescription Adderall (before the shortage made him switch to a different ADHD med), she took one of his pills and was zooming around actually being productive. She has symptoms of ADHD but doesn’t have a formal diagnosis, so OLB thought it might help her. It seemed to.
If she has a bad day, which is most of her days, she stays rooted on the couch or moves between her couch and her bed, moving her laptop with her. She spends all day building in Minecraft, completing her Pokedex, or playing other games.
Sometimes when I come out of my room to cook, she says something along the lines of, “I planned
on cleaning today,” followed by vague hand gestures of how she’s feeling. I never asked her about her daily plans, but she needed to tell me. Is it self-awareness or guilt?
If she’s doing a load of dishes, she will loudly proclaim that she’s dizzy and shaky and in pain and have to go sit down after 10 minutes of that. I don’t know if she actually has the body strength to stay upright for longer than ten minutes at a time, and I don’t know if that’s her actual chronic illnesses, or the fact that she doesn’t do anything at all.
I’ve given her the same advice I use myself for low spoon (low energy) days when I need to get things done. I’ve told her it’s okay to take ten-minute breaks and then get started again. Or an hour break, if her body is giving her trouble. I’ve told her it’s okay to clean the house while sitting on the ground or in a chair, if that’s easier on her body. In managing my broken mental health, I’ve taught myself all sorts of life hacks, or as I call them, “brain hacks,” to work around how gross depression makes me feel. And I’ve told her that if it’s a really bad day, the dishes aren’t going anywhere and can wait until tomorrow.
That’s meant to be compassionate, not taken in the “if you give an inch, they’ll take a mile” sort of way, but it must be interpreted as permission to not do The Thing. It just won’t get done if she feels she has permission to skip over it.
If she does anything, she will want metaphorical ass pats for her good work. OLB jokes that it’s a praise kink, but some days it really seems that way without anyone consenting to participate in her kink. She asks if I noticed she cleaned the kitchen or did some kind of cleaning and if I’m proud of her. I used to play along with the praise because I wanted to give her positive reinforcement, like maybe if I emphasized that it was a good thing, she’d be more encouraged to do it more. I’ve got jokes, apparently. Optimism was so strong early in the friendship.
If she cooks, usually it’s something frozen that she can heat up like pizza. Most of the time, she exists on boxed macaroni and cheese or sandwiches. Or what fast food OLB brings home. Most of her diet is processed, instant, or frozen. Or she eats odds and ends like what cereal and junk food is brought home from the food bank or when OLB goes shopping.
Since SA left the house, I took up cooking for myself and exploring what I like to cook, as SA was the main cook for the house. My gym regimen helped me meal prep and confront a lot of my bad eating habits, so I started prepping healthier foods. I am the stereotypical lifter that eats a lot of chicken, rice, and vegetables. Z also likes to cook, and it became a way for us to bond by cooking together or one of us watching the other cook and just vibe in each other’s company.
VultureBeard gets her name because, one, she is a legbeard. But two, every time I made something early on with her living with us, she always said something along the lines of, “Ooh, that smells so good! It’s making me hungry!”
Me, in my doormat stage, took the cue that she dangled and offered her some of my food. Back then, I always tried to cook enough for the whole house. It became a pattern. If I cooked something, she always popped up, hungry and unable to make actual food for herself or somehow her illnesses were acting up and preventing her from cooking for herself. If I said I was popping over to the store, sometimes she would ask if I could pick up a soda for her and occasionally, she would be able to pay me, always in loose change because her disability payments went right to the bills that she and OLB had. I always took the bait because yeah, doormats will doormat and vultures will vulture.
She does reciprocate in small ways, sharing some occasional treats with me or saying I can have some of her mac n cheese or Oreo cookies or French fries or whatever food she has some days. But for the most point, a lot of her behavior feels like fishing – fishing for attention, for food, for confirmations of her medical issues.
Her general attitude towards housework also contributes to her main other issue that makes me want to scream. She hoards. Empty salsa jars, Nesquik containers, pizza boxes, mac n cheese boxes. She holds onto things that Z and I see as garbage, because she has dozens of DIY projects in mind. She would be the person that followed 5 Minute Crafts for useful projects. To her credit, she did make a nifty sock organizer out of spare cardboard. But she has dozens of empty frozen pizza boxes and macaroni boxes piled up on her desk and ideas in her head, but no actual execution of them. I have pictures on my phone of her desk hoard, and while the desk itself is tall, the pile on the topmost part of the desk reaches the ceiling. That’s at least two feet of buildup.
It drives Z batty. With their OCD, Z can’t stand seeing the general mess in the house, but her desk makes them want to throw things. There was an empty Pizza Hut box that spent a week on the floor under the table in the living room before she finally picked it up and moved it to her desk. She scolded my cat for jumping on it. Vulture
: I want to save it for a project, I just don’t know what I want to use it for yet. Me
: Why not just throw it away? Isn’t it garbage?
She only gave a vague shrug, and the pizza box stayed on her desk for another few days until while cleaning the kitchen, Z got tired of looking at it and finally took it out to the outside garbage bin.
This is a constant pattern for her. She hoards things that she sees as something that could be useful in the future, but in the meantime it all stacks up and takes up space. She and OLB both are pack rats, which I think enables it further. OLB said that she also hoards food when she thinks there’s a food shortage in the house, but that also includes things that shouldn’t be eaten or are close to being spoiled. She freezes produce and even bread dough she made because she would start projects and then not have the energy to finish them or deal with them properly. I think if Z and I weren’t in the house, it would just be a rat’s nest of garbage.
That was why Z and I took on the majority of housework. We have a current setup to deep clean the common areas of the house monthly, and anything she doesn’t pick up that we read as trash will get thrown out. It’s barely making a change in the house, but it’s better for our mental health. It’s unfortunate that the house barely stays clean for two days after we clean it.
OLB usually has an excuse for not contributing towards the housework. His ADHD makes him forgetful, plus he hates dishes and purposefully avoids them until he knows he has to deal with it. He’s mostly just exhausted from work. With Vulture? Ten thousand excuses.
With OLB working an exhausting but consistent tech repair job, that leaves Vulture in charge of Kid during the day. If she exists entirely in her bed and the couch, how is she able to keep up with a toddler? Oh, that’s going to be a huge tale on its own. Fuckle the buck up. We’ve got a long way to go. And yes, it will make you angry.
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2023.05.28 20:19 SomeMockodile This year is looking really bad for big budget films so far, no?
I can't be the only one thinking this.
So far this year, the big budget (over 100 million dollar budget) films have only had a few success stories. Aside from Avatar and Puss from last year, the other 100M+ budget films this year look likely to underperform overall.
Let's look back for a second through the year so far through the 100M+ budget films
Ant-Man 3: A pretty notable underperformer, Ant-Man 3 isn’t a massive bomb but it is likely a substantial disappointment for Disney and will still lose some money.
Shazam 2: Absolutely horrendous showing, but self inflicted by DC after announcing Gunn was rebooting DC. A sacrificial lamb in the long term.
John Wick: A good film, a true success story and a nice release window, no adult competition, solid run with solid legs
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: Unfortunately wedged right between John Wick and Mario, as well as following bad PR by Wizards of the Coast. Heavy underperformer.
Mario: Success story of the year, everything except word of mouth among critics and Chinese performance was good, with a good release window giving it all of April to itself as a family film.
Guardians 3: Exceptional word of mouth and a pretty good opening will likely put this one in the green by a decent margin, and Gunn really did a good job.
Fast X: This film is being carried hard overseas, but with its insane budget it’s likely going to be a flop. Its legs are showing poor holds going into a competitive month. Probably in the red.
The Little Mermaid: Still early, but a lackluster performance so far relative to expectations. Needs 600-720M to break even, I think it’s gonna fall short
A few upcoming releases with their tracking as well:
Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse: I think this one is safely in the category of being in the green given the small 100M budget and solid pre sales so far, word of mouth will likely be solid.
Transformers: Difficult to say where this is going to land, but leaning towards an underperformance at the moment, although it’s overseas will be stronger than Elemental which has a similar budget.
Elemental: This is looking like it’s going to be in the red for sure given the 200M budget and mixed reception with a relatively weak cast and no IP attachment. Rough for Pixar.
The Flash: I think this will be more or less a net even given pre-sales are not strong but word of mouth will probably be good for this DCEU swan song.
Indiana Jones: Very difficult to guess at this point, but given the budget is large and word of mouth is mediocre I think it will end up close to even which would be below expectations but maybe not in the red.
So, out of the 13 100M+ budget movies already released or with tracking information currently in 2023, only 4 are safely in the green (John Wick, Mario, Guardians 3, and Spiderverse 2). Ant-Man 3, Shazam 2, DnD, Fast X, The Little Mermaid, and Elemental are likely bombs. The other 3 (Transformers, The Flash, and Indy 5) are either going to probably be barely above breaking even or barely be under breaking even.
This isn’t to say the box office in general is underperforming because lower budget movies have been doing pretty good. Honorable mentions to M3GAN, Creed III, Scream 6, and Evil Dead for having exceptional runs on lower budgets as R rated films. But to me this year has had an awfully high number of box office disappointments, with more to come (Kraven the Hunter, The Meg 2, Haunted Mansion, etc) on the way.
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