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2009.05.16 17:36 wrboyce Photo Critique

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2014.12.03 23:07 myrddinwylltemrys Entitled Parents

/entitledparents is a place you can put all those wonderful stories of moms or dads thinking that because they have kids they are entitled to everything. Stories about spoiled children with their entitled parent(s) are also welcome.

2008.12.28 07:46 Today I Learned (TIL)

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2023.05.28 21:49 justanotheredditttor Battery Dead?

I bought an XR150 this my first ever bike and I have an MSP this coming weekend but I was trying to turn on my bike forgetting the kill switch was on the whole time that’s why it didn’t start. Now when I try turning on the bike the battery just makes a buzzing noise. Did I mess up?
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2023.05.28 21:49 TheWeetodd Am I the only one that is super hopeful and optimistic at this point?

Don’t get me wrong- we are not in the IDEAL spot right now as A’s fans, but this is probably the best I have felt about the prospects of being able to take my 4 month old son to A’s games as he grows up.
I know I get into some crazy conspiracy theory territory, but hear me out…
I have always identified with the A’s. I was proud that my team did more with less. We were perennially the over performing underdogs, and I saw these parallels in my own life: being an A’s fan became part of my identity, and I was proud of it.
During the pandemic was the first time I started to really even notice or pay attention to how many problems stemmed from John Fisher. When the A’s were the ONLY team in the league to stop paying minor leaguers their weekly stipend, I was truly EMBARRASSED to be an A’s fan. That was the moment that it clicked for me how John Fisher has held my passion hostage for nearly the past 2 decades.
Like many, I stopped paying when John Fisher demanded I pay more for a worse product in 2021, and he has proven to be the kid who will quit the game and take the ball with him when he is losing.
I am a banker by profession, and looked into some of the surface level financial drivers, intertwined with my theories, and some facts. Call me out and fact check me if you think there are holes.
Fisher bought the team in 2005, where the A’s received profit sharing. Fisher bought the team, realizing that if he operates the team near a break even, he can pocket millions each year from the profit sharing. So essentially, Fisher was able to leech off of the MLB owners that were investing in their teams since he joined as an owner. Fans were okay with the cheap beers, tickets, food, etc, but they never really aimed to keep high profile players.
The other owners must have wised up to Fishers tactics, because the per the 2016 CBA the A’s were to be phased out of profit sharing by 25% per year. I think in 2016 Fisher got like $30 mil, but then in 2017 it would be 75%, 2018 would be 50%, 2019 would be 25%, and 2020 would be 0%. The A’s payroll remained at the bottom of the MLB.
The MLBPA even filed a grievance against the A’s in 2018 for not paying to field a competitive team, despite receiving profit sharing.
Supposedly the A’s were able to renegotiate an extension of continuance in the revenue sharing program, because they were eligible to continue getting profit sharing until they get a stadium deal done… but that has to come by Jan of 2024, or else no more revenue sharing.
Fisher’s financial picture hasn’t looked great over the past 5 years either, and now he is desperate. We keep calling him a billionaire, but his largest assets are his teams (which are not liquid), and his GAP Inc stock. Let’s call his holdings 20% GAP Inc for round numbers. As of close on Friday Market Cap for GAP Inc (aka the combined value of 100% of the outstanding shares) is worth $3.07bn… Fisher’s portion of that is $614 million.
Back in 2018, GAP had a market cap of 12.94bn, so Fisher’s 20% was worth $2.58bn. Fisher has
Vegas politicians, who are interested in adding the MLB to their pro sports portfolio, are 100% on board with bringing the MLB to town, but they don’t care at all about the A’s. In fact, the bill is not site or team specific. Everyone seems to think the joke is on Vegas politicians and taxpayers, but really I think the joke is on Kaval and Fisher.
I think Vegas is giving the A’s relocation bid a serious shot, without committing anything specific to the A’s. They still can keep the bill, pass on the A’s, and be on the top of MLB’s short list for expansion. Vegas can cite financials, organizational differences, lack of community commitment, stadium shenanigans, lack of public support, etc… they have committed nothing to the A’s.
Meanwhile mid June, Fisher has to convince 22 of the other 29 owners that he has been leeching money from for the past 2 decades that it is in their best financial interest for Fisher to relocate a team from a market that desperately wants to keep them to a market that is indifferent about them, guaranteeing his indefinite qualification for profit sharing.
I think June 13th is a big public media showing, the other owners come out like heroes by declining the relocation A FEW DAYS LATER at the owners meeting, and Fisher sells to someone to develop HT.
I might be crazy, but for the first time in a long time I have hope for great baseball in Oakland for years to come.
TL;DR - fuck John Fisher
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2023.05.28 21:49 sgbthomas Out of curiousity, how do women move on from a random break up where the guy did nothing wrong and almost everything right?

I guess this can apply to men too.
I set the bar really high for my last 3 exes, both whom I’ve been with for at least 1-2 years. I made them very happy in every aspect of the relationship to the point where they swore by god that I was the one for them. Nothing about our relationships were toxic at all, and we were very mature about all of our problems. And if this post wasn’t already egotistical enough (I know), and for the sake of this post because I also realize that there is more to a relationship than physical attributes, I would dare say that I was their most attractive partner given that they’d compliment me non-stop and often question if I was really theirs (not in an toxic super insecure way). Weirdly similar they were.
Although I was very happy with them, I broke things off primarily because I would lose attraction (for more than just physical reasons) and would slowly realize our goals misaligning (at least for me). Especially as i hit various milestones throughout my life. Deep down I am someone who is always seeking more as I come from a background as somebody who was once at rock bottom and abnormally worked my way up (straight willpower without therapy, meds, etc.) I was very straightforward but careful with my breakups that they didn’t end in train wrecks, but I could always tell that they were absolutely destroyed deep down but couldnt really yell or go crazy at me for it because that kind of thing was something we never did. Mature as I’ve said. The amount of guilt I get from it is overwhelming tho and I can never stop thinking about how much of their time I wasted and what I disappointment I became despite my technical rights to break up. For that, I decided to take a break from relationships and dating because it’s obvious that perhaps I don’t take enough time to truly get to know someone and their true life desires before starting a relationship with them. Hell, maybe i dont even know myself fully. It’s important to be sure that your partner aligns with all of your goals and values and vice versa. Especially at my age (although i’m not really old).
With all of that in mind, how does anyone move on from something like that? Often, I think about how they’re doing and hope that they are well. Few times I have snuck around social media (still friends and followers), but since my end with them, they have hardly updated with anything significant since. Like they’ve just gone very quiet. I do realize tho that not everyone’s life is truly portrayed in social media. Maybe they are well and moving along just fine. But I also know that they loved to share their lives online. I think about reaching out to them to ask how they are but I know that I should let them be to move on and heal on their own. Putting myself in their shoes, I just can’t imagine how difficult that is.
I may find some comfort in learning about your experiences.
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2023.05.28 21:48 ViralWick Screen glitching and gpu not detected after thermal paste change

Hey everyone,
I'm not sure if this the best place to post, sorry if it's not.
I have a HP Omen 17 with a Nvidia RTX 2070 running on windows 11. And today I decided to perform a deep cleanup of the cooling system and change the thermal paste because summer is coming and i've noticed that my PC was heating up more than usual.
This isn't the first time I do this. I've changed the thermal paste on this machine multiple times before. But this time something really weird happened.
Here's how the story goes: I assembled everything, but forgot to reconnect the fans. When the pc turned on, after a few minutes the screen started displaying a static "Skulls and crossbones" like the ones in this link
When i figured out that the fans were not on, I forced shutdown the PC and reconnected the fans. And here's where things went south. After turning on the PC, the screen was displaying weird horizontal flickery/glitchy lines. Here is a recording. You ca. see how the lines are picking up the color from certain areas of the screen when the display changes. This doesn't happen if i taka a screenshot, ruling out a software issue.
Everything seems fine in terms kf performance, except that the GPU is not being detected, and in device manager it says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (Code 43)"
I've tried a CMOS reset, force shutdown, reinstalling the graphics driver. I also used DDU to completely remove the nvidia drivers. But what's weird is that the glitchy lines problem persisted even after removing the drivers.
At this pointed, I decided to lerform a BIOS update. I thought maaaaybe it would solve the issue. To my surprise, the lines disappeared during the BIOS update. But as soons as the update finished and the computer restarted, the lines were back. So that rules out something wrong with the screen cable.
It's really a double trouble situation. I don't understand what's causing the lines and why the GPU is not being detected and if these two problem are related. And I really don't think that i did anything wrong during the thermal paste change, but that is most likely what caused the issue.
Sorry for the long post. Does anyone have any idea/fix?
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2023.05.28 21:48 GeekBaker [Recruiting] Reddit Zulu Clan Level 26 Active th13-15, non-rushed War/Social/Events Verified RCS ~700 wins Well Organized; Extremely Fun and Active! Cwl for all! tag: #2Y28CGP8

Reddit Zulu (#2Y28CGP8)

Clan Level: 26!

Lots of 13s, 14s and 15s! We tend to be a very heavy clan!


Dive into th15 with us or play your 13+ until you're ready to!

Why should you join us?
Zulu prides itself on being a well-organized social clan with where people care about the game and are very active!
We do all war attacks and there are always people on to donate and chat! - Everyone says that...we mean it! What we ask is that you be willing to try and do your best to help us succeed.
We act like family and if you join, we want you to feel like part of the family too!
We have a high degree of organization and a strong leadership team. We care about war and want you to as well. You can find our rules in detail here. We also have additional rules for war - we do expect you to use discord, learn and use strategies, call your attacks, and follow the instructions to help us win!
In our clan, you will find that we try to be fair and work with everyone, but that rules are followed and enforced to make sure everyone has a fun, quality experience....and that we can all achieve together!

If you're interested, then read more below and apply by joining our discord: https://discord.gg/qBUHhCB

We are very happy to take those who are already strong in war as well as those who are willing to put in the effort to learn as everyone is expected to war at least once a week (weekends are mandatory, you may have heroes down if necessary).
We are an international clan with both men and women.

* We have open spots! *

Here are some of the things you can expect from being in Zulu:

  • Clan Capital We have a Capital 10 with all troops and spells maxed! Have fun using all types of troops and get great rewards!
  • Lots of wars and large weekend wars! In addition to our optional wars during the week, everyone wars on the weekends. That means big wars every weekend!
  • CWL participation for everyone! We use two clans for CWL, both with level 10+ perks. High 14s and 15s will use Reddit Zulu and the rest is the clan will use Reddit Elephino when we split. We do sometimes also stay together for 30v30. Everyone will get 4-6 days to play during CWL. Medals and inclusion for all! Reddit Zulu has competed up to Champs 2. Both clans are consistently in Masters or higher.
  • Event access: Zulu participants in nearly all RCS Events! Every scrim and Potluck clan has featured some of our Zulu Players! These include a variety of both fun and competitive wars where you can hang out with others, learn new strategies and have a great weekend. As a member of Zulu, you are eligible to join anything the RCS offers. Whether it be fun wars and scrims or beatdowns against other clan systems! This includes being able to join the 2000 member RCS group chats.
  • Clan Games: Have maxed all clan games with days to spare! No minimum required...we are active enough, we haven't needed to institute one :)
  • Pushing two times a year: Twice a year, we take time to compete in the RCS trophy push and we tend to do exceptionally well! Winners of 4/5 of the most recent RCS trophy pushes and a narrow second place in the 5th!
  • Lots of wins: over 700 wins and more than 1000 wars!
  • Friendly Challenges: Friendly Challenges available at all 3 townhall levels! Just ask any time in game - there's pretty much always a bunch of us on!
  • Good donations: Troop donates are fast and furious! Everybody loves a full cc, and we have a culture of filling others' before requesting our own cc troops. We never want you to raid without a full cc!

Clan Requirements:

• First, and foremost, you must be active. We expect you to be making all war attacks for any war you're in, to make donates and to be either actively raiding, upgrading or warring.
• Related to the first point: no rushed bases. Everyone must meet the following:"
  • Everyone: Offense should be appropriate for your level and developed such that you have a reasonable chance to 3 star your own base.
  • Th13: You must have a minimum of 60/60/40 heroes or better. You must have a lab of a mid th12 or higher and vast majority of defenses built to th12 levels or higher.
  • Th14: we will ask you to have 70/70/50/20 heroes or better and most of th13 complete.
  • Th15: 80/80/55/30 minimum, four pets at level 10.
You must be at least 16 years old.
You must be available to participate in the mandatory weekend wars (declared Fridays). We war 3 times a week. Wars are declared Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Participation for the mid-week wars (declared Monday and Wednesday) is optional and members can opt-in or -out of the midweek wars, but must have all heroes awake if opting in. You must use both attacks for any war in which are you participating!
• You may have heroes down and still war with us on weekends. We expect you to be an active clasher working to improve yourself, and we understand that requires upgrades! That said, we still win most of our wars!
• We are a social clan at heart! We don't have strict social expectations, but it doesn't hurt to hop into game chat once in a while to say hi to your fellow clan friends. Discord is required
In the end,

why should you join Reddit Zulu?

You should consider joining because...
• You are an active player looking for a fun and active clan.
• You're looking for your Clash home.
• You want to war (and win!) regularly.
• You want a clan that prides itself on organization, clear direction from leadership, and all members being valued.
• You want a well-rounded clan that gives opportunities to participate in a large variety of events, giving you more fun ways to enjoy the game.
• You want to be part of a clan that is more family than random strangers on the internet. For those in Zulu, "Clan" is not just in the title of the game. We have become a closely knit social group and if you join us, you will be welcomed in.
Ultimately, you should join Zulu because you want to. If you want to get to know some great people, have fun, improve your village and skillset, and be part of something great, then Zulu is the place for you!
We hope to hear from you soon!

How to become a Zuligan:

Join our discord: https://discord.gg/qBUHhCB
You can begin your application by clicking the option in our #welcome channel.
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2023.05.28 21:47 cometkins [QCrit] Adult LGBT Fantasy Romance - Mercy (99k 3rd Attempt)

Hello all! It's been a MINUTE since I last posted here, but life has been busy and my rewrite was taking longer than I wanted. So, I've got my rewritten query here. I've sent out a few queries already, but I figured getting some opinions from folks who don't know me might be good while I wait to hear back on my first round. It'll look very different from my previous letter, which you can find here for your perusal. I haven't sent to any of my "dream" agents just yet so any tweaks before I do that are much appreciated.
Dear [AGENT],
Complete at 99,000 words, MERCY is a standalone LGBT+ Fantasy Romance with trilogy potential. It’s a tale of THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE meets CASTLEVANIA and will appeal to fans of T. Kingfisher.
Father Ilya Sokolov has a secret: he used his magic to heal the curse on the monster that had been attacking his town for months. What was once a bloodthirsty beast becomes a man named Danya. Danya barely remembers his own name, let alone how or why he ended up cursed. Worse still, Danya is flirtatious, vulgar, and irritating from the moment he enters Ilya’s life. Because of so many deaths, Ilya risks the town’s wrath if either are discovered. Still, Ilya does what he feels is his duty and takes Danya into his care.
Despite their fraught first months, the two learn to enjoy spending time together. As they grow closer, more of Danya’s memories return, along with the rest of his personality. Danya proves himself fiercely intelligent and thoughtful of Ilya’s difficult boundaries. Even more incredible, Danya’s appearance changes with every emotional hurdle he and Ilya cross, becoming more the like the divine Sun he worships. Ilya must face the truth: he’s fallen in love with a living, breathing angel. Ilya feels unworthy of Danya’s affections, but Danya is determined to show Ilya the love he deserves anyway.
Ilya remains terrified to leave his meticulously arranged life and routines, risking excommunication for abandoning his post. Alongside these struggles, Danya’s returned divinity begins to draw more attention than they bargained for. People from all over the country travel to see him, including the church monster hunter that cursed Danya in the first place. Now the two must unravel the secrets the church has kept from them, all while trying to avoid meeting the same cursed fate.
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2023.05.28 21:47 ZebraLakeHouse Spoilers - One piece - Spirit and Pentecost - Christian Devotional

Today my church celebrated Pentecost, the day that the Spirit of God descended like tongues of flame on the first disciples of Christ and gave the gift of tongues and countless people heard the story of Jesus Christ in their own tongue in the land of Jerusalem. But in light of that historic day I'd like to share with you some thoughts and scriptures that may point you to Jesus Christ and the power of his Spirit and the freedom that comes with it when reading about Luffy and one piece. Also this should be noted as spoilers for anime people.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

In one piece wherever the main character goes there is release of captives and oppressed people from tyranny and evil. From the beginning with Koby getting rescued to Wano with the samurai and countrymen of Wano countless people have been freed because of the efforts and ideals of the Strawhat pirates.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

Just as Luffy's will has became more and more lined up with Nika's, once his will fully reflected the will of Nika, he took on the full image of Nika and it was overpowering and in the story it's noted that Zoan fruits tend to warp the will of the user to reflect the spirit or nature of the animal it's based off of.

For those who partake in the body and blood of Christ, follow Christ and are being made more and more like Jesus as they follow him. Just like Luffy and others become more attuned to the spirit or desire of the animal whose Zoan Devil fruit they ate. We are being transformed into the image of Christ with ever increasinging glory, and if following his will, will be made fully like Christ; Obedient to God, free from sin, loving, and pleasing to God.

And all creation is awaiting the arrival of Jesus again or the fullness of him and for his children to be revealed here.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV

When Luffy shows up Oda has symbolized light or dawn breaking or light shining against the darkness. When people in One Piece see Luffy's face it's the closest they come to knowing the God of Freedom as he is literally the possessor of the will of Nika and by extension Roger and those who have been looking forward to freedom or truth are made to smile because of Luffy.

I love the scenes in One Piece that may be filler like when Luffy reminds someone of Roger in the bar in Logue Town or a god of wisdom like in Wano or Dr. k mentioning the Will of D. Because they seem shocked to see this similar spirit or demeanor at work in another person. How I hope that others who follow and have the Spirit of Christ would point others to Christ. And they would be shocked to see someone living as Jesus lived.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV

One issue I have with one piece is that the Haki powerscalers say Haki or your own will is Supreme. And that comes from one's self. But not everyone could be king of the pirates or has access to that power, not everyone has access to Color of the Supreme King Haki. For me I believe the power a Christian or follower of Christ has comes from God and I think this could be a sign that it's similar for the people in one piece.

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8‭-‬9 NIV

There is never an easy mission for Luffy except maybe the one at the start of Alabasta Arc (Whiskey Peak) or maybe the Jaya Arc. But every arc he is hard pressed struck down, maybe ecen abadonded by Sanji in Whole Cake/Zou, but he bounces back.

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:10 NIV

Luffy awakened the full transformation of Nika with his literal death, and just as the Christian carries around the death or usually the symbol of the tortuous death of Christ on the Cross believers in Christ are to reveal the life of Jesus in their body and actions. By dying to one's self or one's own will.

Consider the beginning, back to the garden of Eden where man first asserted his own will over God's and replacing that with Christ who in the Garden of Gethsemane acknowledged his own will, but submitted himself to God's own will.

Jesus did not want to take on the sins of the world and be an object of wrath by God. For he wanted the cup of all sin to pass him by if it were God's will, but unlike Adam in the first Garden, Jesus said may thy will be done.

There he took on the sins of the world upon himself and was treated like a sinner for the sake of the sinners who would believe in him in order to save them from the wrath of God. From there he was led before councils and leaders like Pontius Pilate and the Sandhedrin and Herod and though they(Herod and Pilate) found nothing wrong or worthy to condemn him Pilate sentenced him to death upon a wooden cross.
While the mockers told Jesus, 'you who said you could tear down the temple and rebuild it in three days, you who healed the lame and blind, bring yourself down from that cross, if you are able. He could save others but he cannot save himself.'

foolish words, of course he could not save himself, the rain does not save itself but falls from heaven to earth to water that which needs life and nourishment. Most flowers cannot save themselves, but dies for the sake of it's seed to spread and bring life to countless other flowers like itself. His death would mean life for those who believe and reconcilation to God.
Luffy in Wano faced death and was revived to life and awakened his devil fruit to reveal in it's full glory the body and likeness and power of Nika the god of freedom. When Jesus returned from death to life he too was raised in glory and power, power to save his friends who believe in him from the jaws of death and sin and set them free.

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,
2 Corinthians 4:13 NIV

Many of Luffys friends over the last 2-3 years of in manga time have believed in Luffy and spoken it out, while most had times where they didn't believe in him or thought it was over for Luffy, but for each member Luffy faced death for his friends whether it was taking bullets for Zoro, or facing Arlong and his men for Nami, or Fighting Don Krieg and saving the restaurant for Sanji and then later taking on an army at WCI and starving waiting for his cook. After these acts, each spoke out their belief in Luffy claiming that he would be the man to be the King of the Pirates.

For the disciples of Christ they knew him for 2-3 years of his earthly ministry and yet even after seeing the miracles and powers and knowing the man, the disciples fell away, but it wasn't until after his death, resurrection and the arrival of the Holy Spirit for the disciples in the book of Acts that his disciples were able to fully trust and believe him and face death for the sake of Jesus Christ. Before they were faithful men following Christ and hoping him to be the Messiah, but they were just men, but after the resurrection and coming Pentacost were filled with the Spirit. These men were now certain of who Christ was and were empowered to face death and persecution and famine and prison for the sake of Jesus' name, the very true and real son of God.

I hope and pray that the name of Jesus Christ would be lifted up high even in this subreddit. He died to save the world from the wrath of God and on Pentecost gave his Spirit as a teacher and guide to those first few disciples as a seal of their redemption from sin, and death, and from the evil spirit of this age. For any who would want to know eternal life must come to know Jesus Christ and this cannot come from a post on Reddit, but come from God himself through the very Spirit that hovered over the surface of the deep at the beginning of time and brought into existence light, life, and land out of a formless void.

Repent and believe in God and know his promises that he is sure to save those who turn and trust fully in God. Pray and hope for the Spirit of God. And I will join you in waiting for the blessed day when power comes to free you from your bondage to sin and death.
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2023.05.28 21:47 Serious_Choice1527 how can i help my probably autistic sister

for a little context, i got diagnosed with autism and adhd this year at 16. i am also gifted, so basically all my conditions masked the other ones.
my little sister (11) is very similar to me and talks to me about things she experiences that makes me think she could be autistic. she knows she is different than other people and she doesn’t know why. she is also gifted, probably more so than me which is saying something.
i keep talking to my mom about my suspicions but she doesn’t want to look into a diagnosis more because my sister is doing fine socially, mentally, and in school. but we both know that i was too until middle school, which my sister is rapidly approaching.
i just don’t want her to end up burnt out and useless like i did. if my mom won’t pursue diagnosis, she won’t get in-school support. how can i help her outside of school so she doesn’t become like me?
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2023.05.28 21:47 anxietysucks93 Am I just paranoid to think she might one day try to seriously harm me somehow?

I’ve been with her 7 years. I will admit I am far from perfect. In the beginning I was very jealous in a way that bordered on abuse. I can be distant, inconsiderate, unthoughtful, etc. I’ll also add that I have long dealt with bad anxiety and I have a very hard time not expecting the worst in nearly every situation which makes it very hard to trust my gut on things. I will also say she really can be an angel sometimes. She can have the best thing to say when you’re down, she can be extremely thoughtful, she can be such a fun person to be around.
That being said, she has had a very traumatic childhood and life overall and has a very angry side to her that feels she is mistreated, or in her words “treated like shit” or “not treated like a human being” by most people. Literally everyone in her life that I’ve seen her be close with is currently cut off or is back in her life after being cut off, myself included. She gets in a bad mood and does things that I just feel show a lack of consideration for my well being and very occasionally will go into a rage and do things that outright scare me. While some of these things are single events and not the norm they still scare me because I feel like these things would not happen even once were I in a more stable relationship. Some of these things include:
I could go on but I don’t think I need to. I have for years been at the point where I can’t bring myself to talk to her about things that bother me because I am so scared of making her angry and what might happen if I accidentally push her to an even higher level of anger than I’ve experienced before. Part of me fully understands that this relationship is very abusive while another part of me feels I am at fault and am exaggerating the severity to myself. I know most people here will probably agree that this is abuse, but is this a “you need to get out ASAP because you are in genuine danger” level of abuse?
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2023.05.28 21:46 BaldingBee Alternative Superman story

Hi all. First time posting here. I was scrolling through Netflix/Prime/Disney+ and got depressed about the lack of originality, and poorly executed ideas. So I figured I'd come here and write out a different take on the Superhero genre.
We all know the story. Krypton is ending. The planet is suffering, the sun is expanding, and the end is nigh. Jor El puts his baby boy, Kal, into a small ship and sends him hurtling across the Universe towards Earth. He knows that he will be safe, he knows that he will be strong, and he knows that the Kryptonian crystal in the ship will help guide and mould his son into the man he is to become.
The ship enters Earth's atmosphere, but it collides with a Satellite as it does so, changing the ship's trajectory. It lands in the swamps of Louisiana, where a young woman finds it. She takes the baby and watches as the ship sinks into the swamp. She takes the young boy home, and, when her husband returns from Military Deployment she annouces to him that they have a son.
Kal grows up different, as we know. He's strong. He doesn't get sick or injured. But, without Jor El's guidance, his other abilities take longer to develop. He goes through an early loss, his father dying in combat on the other side of the world. He's distraught by this and, in his grief, perhaps develops another ability. He questions his mother about his origins, but she swears that he is her and her late husbands offspring, denying him the knowledge that he so desperately craves.
He's 18, leaving school and following his father into the Marines. Of course he passes through basic training with ease, setting unbelievable records as he does so. He gets deployed and goes through the hellscape that is war, seeing comrades, friends, brothers die. He watches, in horror, the atrocities that he cannot stop. He's only human, after all.
During one particularly bad mission, he finally discovers just how impervious to damage he is. Under immense pressure, he watches his Commanding Officer take a shot to the chest, a man who has been like a father to him since joining the Marines. He runs out to get him, his speed kicking in, bullets slamming into his chest and bouncing off, he's able to watch as the enemy fire comes towards him, able to see each individual round as his abilities begin to fully wake up.
As he picks his C/O up, a mortar round hits him and detonates, killing the C/O instantly, and sending Kal into shock, then into anger, and at that point his heat visions activates for the first time. Uncontrolled, he lasers everything in front of him, burning the landscape and disintegrating the enemy forces. He stands for a moment, in shock, then collapses from the exertion of his Krptonian DNA and abilities kicking into high gear for the first time.
He wakes up in a medical tent, cleaned up, with no damage to his body, but his mind is wracked with shock, guilt, and horror. He tries to explain what happened, but when asked to replicate his powers he cannot. He doesn't understand them, he can't control them, and his Doctors and superiors think the stress has broken his mind. At this point he's awarded medals for bravery, and Honorably Discharged from the Marines.
He's lost when he gets home. He doesn't understand what's happened. His mother is still adamant that he is her child. He's confused, and he knows she's not telling him something. He doesn't trust her. Amidst crying and screaming, he leaves to go North, to Gotham. He hopes to find a new life.
In Gotham, he's appalled by the state of the city. The rampant crime, the decay, and the corruption. He sees a family standing up for what's right - the Waynes. He suffers from nightmares, waking up screaming, sweating. He's nervous and, as he walks around Gotham, he will see something that will trigger a memory and force him to live through horrors all over again.
He hears of the assassination of the Wayne family. Poor Bruce, left without parents. He relates. Despite his mother being alive, she's all but dead to him. He decides that he needs to be active in helping to clean up the streets. He joins the Force. Meanwhile, his PTSD continues. He barely sleeps now. Every time that he closes his eyes he sees his friends in pieces.
He excels on the Force. His military training, and abilities, put him at the forefront of any situation. He throws himself into his work, as if trying to atone for something. He makes more arrests than any other cop, and works 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. Kal often returns from the beat with his uniform damaged, slashed, even with bullet holes, but he's unharmed. The other cops nickname him "Lucky".
The work is noticed and he is promoted to the Gang Investigation Unit. He remains stoic in his tireless work, determined to keep the people of Gotham safe, but he keeps seeing the same guys back out on the street a week or two later. There's corruption in the unit, and Kal detests it. How can you clean up the city when the people that are supposed to keep it safe are dirty?
He starts making waves in the GIU and is promptly transferred to the Homicide Division. His PTSD, which he had been coping with, kicks up a notch here. In every victim, he sees horror. He seeths with anger. He watches men in his unit gunned down by criminals before he can stop it. He never goes home now. He works 20 hours and feels guilty when he naps, as he could be using the time to save a life.
He falls asleep one night at his desk. He's back in the Marines. Enemies everywhere. His C/O blasted to bits. He wakes up screaming, lasers shooting from his eyes and searing into the building's infrastructure, bringing the entire thing down with him inside it. He's told he's "Lucky" to survive, and people can't understand his lack of bruising or cuts.
He takes time out. He has to. He takes a leave of absence and goes to visit his mother. He finds her her incredibly weak, bedridden. She's been waiting for him to return. She hands him a diary and tells him to read it, she will be here when he's done. He goes and reads the diary. It explains everything. He's not his mother's son, he's not even human. He breaks down and goes to the swamp to look for his ship, but can't find it. There's a Government Water Purification Plant sitting on the spot where it should be. He's dejected, angry, distraught.
He starts to run and everything slows down around him, like it did all those years ago. He's running faster than he's run before, he can't stop, his feet carry him over land and water, he feels like he runs so fast that he leaves the ground. When he finally comes to stop, he's 100s of miles away from his home town. He calms down and gets on a bus. He travels back to his mother, but she's passed by the time he returns.
When he returns to Gotham he's even more lost than when he left, but at least some things are beginning to make sense. He finds an old warehouse and tries to centre himself. He focuses on his emotions and wills himself to do something. He tries for weeks, until, one day, in pure frustration, he screams out and lasers the length of the warehouse. He's done it. He's figured one out. From here he works through the other powers he knows about, he tests his strength, he practices his heat vision, and he manages to figure out his super speed.
He goes back on the Force, but is told he's been replaced in Homicide. There's a new Task Force, though, headed by an older Detective. This Task Force is designed to track down and confine unhinged and insane criminals. It's dangerous work, and an old hospital has been commissioned to accommodate these individuals: Arkham Asylum.
He gets into his work. It gives him the freedom to pursue criminals his way. He can use his powers, and he can be doing what he needs to do. He refuses to have a partner. He doesn't want to be responsible for another person's life in the situations he finds himself in. He's promoted up through the unit, quickly.
Kal ends up helping out with a criminal in Metropolis. They have brought him in due to his fantastic record. It's a mad bomber. He's bombed public buildings, police precincts, schools, and his latest bomb levels an apartment building. They need to stop him. Kal is hot on his trail and is making connections no one else can see. He tracks his targets and realise there's a strange pattern, but it's there. He figures out the next target - a LuthorCorp plant. He gets there with his superspeed and scouts the building, but quickly realises that there's no one in it. He comes to a stop in the cafeteria, finding all of the staff huddled together, and tied up with explosive wire. He goes to rip the explosives away, but, too late. He watches as the workers are vaporised before his eyes, the building being gutted by the blast. He flips into rage and his ears suddenly kick into superhearing for the first time. He can hear the radio signal that tripped the bomb. It's close. He finds the mad bomber, he's laughing at the video footage of the dumb cop watching the workers get blown up. Kal walks up to him, blood, gore, and building dust covering him, and punches a hole through his chest.
This is the tipping point for him. He gets into a heated argument with his Superior at the Precint. Kal wants to take drastic action. People like this should be removed from society. Permanently. His PTSD is throwing him between his war experiences and what he's witnessed on the Force, and most recently at LuthorCorp. He wants his own Task Force. Not to put these lunatics away, but to put them down. He's told no, but he's given the Task Force anyway, the head of it has just retired and he's the only candidate that might be able to do the job.
Kal turns the Task Force into his WatchTower. His lookout. His personal reconnaissance unit. He uses them to track down the worst of the worst criminals, and then he deals with them "off the books". He always makes sure to arrive with his backup, to keep suspicion off him, but he was always there 10 minutes earlier, dishing out vigilante justice and staging the scene.
And that's all I've got for now!
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2023.05.28 21:45 ViralWick Screen glitching and gpu not detected after thermal paste change

Hey everyone,
I'm not sure if this the best place to post, sorry if it's not.
I have a HP Omen 17 with a Nvidia RTX 2070 running on windows 11. And today I decided to perform a deep cleanup of the cooling system and change the thermal paste because summer is coming and i've noticed that my PC was heating up more than usual.
This isn't the first time I do this. I've changed the thermal paste on this machine multiple times before. But this time something really weird happened.
Here's how the story goes: I assembled everything, but forgot to reconnect the fans. When the pc turned on, after a few minutes the screen started displaying a static "Skulls and crossbones" like the ones in this link
When i figured out that the fans were not on, I forced shutdown the PC and reconnected the fans. And here's where things went south. After turning on the PC, the screen was displaying weird horizontal flickery/glitchy lines. Here is a recording. You ca. see how the lines are picking up the color from certain areas of the screen when the display changes. This doesn't happen if i taka a screenshot, ruling out a software issue.
Everything seems fine in terms kf performance, except that the GPU is not being detected, and in device manager it says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (Code 43)"
I've tried a CMOS reset, force shutdown, reimstallijg the graphics driver. I also used DDU to completely remove the nvidia drivers. But what's weird is that the glitchy lines problem persisted even after removing the drivers.
At this pointed, I decided to lerform a BIOS update. I thought maaaaybe it would solve the issue. To my surprise, the lines disappeared during the BIOS update. But as soons as the update finished and the computer restarted, the lines were back. So that rules out something wrong with the screen cable.
It's really a double trouble situation. I don't understand what's causing the lines and why the GPU is not being detected and if these two problem are related. And I really don't think that i did anything wrong during the thermal paste change, but that is most likely what caused the issue.
Sorry for the long post. Does anyone have any idea/fix?
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2023.05.28 21:45 born_negative_31 Confused!!!!

I'm in a situationship with my ex, we broke up like 3-4 times in a span of 4 years. The longest break was for an year - we completely stopped talking, the second longest was for about 8 months, when my ex left me for another person (for a colleague to be precise).
Their relationship didn't last long. The colleague ended up the relationship in 3 months. Yet again my ex was back and obviously I took my ex back (As it was really difficult for me to stay alone).
Now we are in situationship for about 8 months now. I don't know know what I am doing with my life. Why I'm doing this to myself. I know my ex will leave again someday.
I'm just fooling myself.
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2023.05.28 21:45 KylePeacockArt [WTS] (Prices Dropped) 5 Shipwrecks, entropic PM2, 3 Other. (5 Spydercos, 2 CRKT, 1 WE, 1 TwoSun)

Happy Sunday, Knife Swap!
For sale today are 5 knives I shipwrecked! Now with prices dropped by at least 10% or $25 as per rules. I also did the entropic anodizing (also known as flame anodized) of the pm2 I have listed. The last 3 listed are not modified.
Fresh timestamp of all 9 knives I currently have for sale
Two CRKT Pilars Copper Shipwrecks - two knives beautifully designed by the brilliant Jesper Voxnaes. The left one has a more standard shipwreck style, right one was left in about 5 times as long and got a lot darker because of it. I want to note that both of them have Loctite on the 2 body screws. I was frustrated when taking them apart to do the shipwreck that they were Loctited in the first place from the factory, but when I put them back together I got why. Dunno why but they would not stay put otherwise. Left is nicely centered but the right blade very slightly leans to the show side, doesn’t seem to scrape the copper though. Neither carried or cut. Both have original CRKT boxes. SV $120 now SV $95 each
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Copper Shipwreck - very good centering, has a copper plug in place of the lanyard hole for those who are not into lanyards. Satin finish blade in very good condition. I am the second owner so I cannot say for sure there were no cuts but as you can see in the video I can’t find any signs of usage. Nice dark blue shipwreck with small bits of shiny copper coming through. Handsome knife no doubt. No box on this one. SV 240 now SV $215
Spyderco Smock Brass Shipwreck - I am the second owner and wanted to experiment with this one. These brass scales were laser engraved from DNALasering in a floral pattern. There was some type of ink highlighting the engraving but that came off when using ammonia to get this patina. The scroll-work, leaves, and vines still show through the corrosion. Makes me think of plants growing from an abandoned building. Second detent is removed and long gone RIP. From the person I bought it from: “This knife was carried quite a bit and shows some wear on the blade. It was resharpened on a workshop precision Elite, but I can't remember to what angle.” Well they did a fantastic job sharpening it because I was about to say “no cut” until I consulted my notes. They made it look like new on that Worksharp! I have a beat up Smock box I can send it in but it doesn’t have the papers sorry. SV 210 now SV $185
Spyderco Shaman Copper Shipwreck - Absolute tank of a knife. It was already big and heavy and the copper scales add another 3 ounces. Big knife that is great for people with big hands tired of feeling like they are holding a toothpick when they need to slice and dice. One of my first shipwrecks and I’d love to see it go to a good home. Solid centering. Never been carried or cut with. Has original box and original Spydie Shaman leaflet. SV 385 now SV $360
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Entropic Anodized Titanium - At least second owner. Wanted to point out a couple smudges on the blade that can be seen in the video but no scratches. I heated the titanium scales up with a torch until they were glowing hot and then quenched them in ferric chloride, giving them an amazing and unique smoke-like pattern. Beautiful blend of blue and golden brown. Drops shut beautifully and centering looks spot on in the middle to me. Has box n docs. SV 255 now SV $230
TwoSun Titanium Sidewinder - I did not do the entropic anodizing on this one, I believe it came from the factory that way. Second owner. It was a bit stiff when I got it so I opened it up and cleaned it really well and lubed with KPL (all knives I have disassembled including shipwrecks are cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and then lubed with KPL) Really cool knife! Centering leans very slightly to the show side. SV 85 now SV $75
Spyderco Native Chief St. Nick’s Exclusive - Picked this up on the swap, second owner. Deep crimson scales from St. Nick’s Knives compliment the black DLC coated blade, sweet color scheme. The long thin blade does not appear to have any scratches at all and the scales are very clean too. Pocket clip shows a little wear so I believe this was carried. Reminds me a bit of a stiletto in essence. Buy this knife and pretend you are Alex from A Clockwork Orange today! No box, comes in a sweet black pouch though. Has not been disassembled by me (nor previous owner I don’t think). SV 195 now SV $175
WE Blitz in blue and black - Second owner and there are a few smudges on black cerakote part of the blade. From the person I bought it from, “Super slick, awesome knife for an EDC, with an overall length of 7.875”, blade length of 3.375”. The handle scales are textured G10 with a super grippy milling pattern and two tone finish, blade is VG10 with a cerakote finish on the main bevel and spine.” I’d call it a user in good shape. Drops shut with a little bit of wiggling. Comes in a Kizer zipper pouch (box was lost I guess, came to me this way) with the 2 WE stickers, WE cloth, and original WE leaflet. Has not been disassembled by me. SV 85 now SV $75
Preferred payment method is PayPal “Friends and Family” with no notes please! For those new here, “SV” means “Sale Value” and is cost including shipping (seller covers shipping costs).
I am open to chats about custom modifications, here are some (instagram) examples of etchings of octopuses, turtles and rays, and more on the shipwrecks I have done.
A little bit about my work, thought I would save this for last since most people just want to see the listings and not read a novel. When doing a shipwreck I try to leave some spots of the metal exposed because I think it looks cool when there are flakes shining through all the beautiful chaotic patterns of forced patina. Each piece is sprayed twice with polyurethane clearcoat to preserve the patina and metal, it also gives the nice bonus of not making your hands smell like copper when you handle your knife (a lot of people seem to dislike the smell of copper). Should be a little something for everybody in here, lots of variations and each piece is one of a kind!
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2023.05.28 21:44 Proud-Policy812 Things I Wish I Knew When Applying to Top 50 CS Schools

Hi, Reasoning for post creation I have never posted before, and I am not a college admission advisor, or anything related to that; however, I do have a parent who works for admissions at a T5 school in the country (will remain unnamed for anonymity purposes) and will be providing information that I've gathered from them. The reason I decided to make this post is that I regret my lack of knowledge about a lot of activities and opportunities that I have since learned about and wanted to share with high schoolers. Disclaimer: I would like to start out by saying that you should take everything I’m saying with a grain of salt, and the main point of this post is to provide insight to students who aren’t sure if there are more things/better things that they could be doing to strengthen their application. College Application 101 Your college application can essentially be broken down to 5 categories. Essay, Grades/GPA, Test Scores, Extracurriculars, and Awards. Breaking your application down into these 5 categories can create a good mental starting place and give you a starting point to figure out where you can improve your application. As someone who loves to be organized, breaking things down into smaller bits definitely helps me figure out a plan of attack. GPA/Grades/Courseload I am not here to spout that you need a 4.0 UW(Unweighted) GPA. This is a post for T50, and a lot of people on this sub are crazy if you have a B. That is not true at all. I personally had a 3.4 UW and got accepted into multiple T50s and even some T20s. This area should be the simplest, as its essentially the basis of your application. Get good grades in Math/Science/Computer Science courses. It shows that you have a strength in what you’re planning on majoring in, which is supposed to be your passion (whether that’s for money, hey, it’s still your passion to live comfortably). To further elaborate: a 3.4 UW is good, but its only good if you took AP courses, Local College Courses, Honors, or whatever the maximum rigor is at your school. If none of these types classes are offered the good thing about an application is that you have other areas to demonstrate why you’re still a good student or would be a good fit. Aim for better than me though! Additionally, if you have the opportunity to get higher level math at community colleges: TAKE THEM. Although not having them doesn’t hurt your chances, having them DEFINITELY does help. Furthermore, rather than taking math classes offered by your high school if you finish all of them, see if you can enroll in community college math classes during the semester. This will allow you to get credit for those math classes later in college as well which can save you some $$$ or make your college experience more enjoyable as you’ll have less classes to take. Regarding AP Science Classes, a strong majority of any CS department will require you to take some combination of Physics and Chemistry. The STRONGEST advice I can give you (something that I didn’t know) is to take AP Physics C over AP Physics I and II. College physics is calculus based, so there is a high chance I and II will not give you the credit that you need. A strong candidate will have taken the following classes: AP Calc AB/BC, AP Physics C, AP Chem, and AP Computer Science A. Test Scores A lot of colleges are starting to convert to test-optional which is good; however, you should treat this as something similar to higher level math CC classes. It might not hurt your application, but it can most certainly help it. I’m not going to say that there’s a magic number for SAT/ACT, but think about it in terms of taking a test. An A- on the SAT is a 1420, and a 32 on the ACT so get around there, but aim high, if you are on this reddit you have high goals for yourself and this is a stepping stone to achieve that. Extracurriculars Here is the category I wish I had known more about. I’m not about to tell you to start your own business, non-profit, or work at Google. But here are some activities that I wish I had known about that you could try and pursue, but you definitely 100% do not need to do all: - USACO Competitions: This is essentially a computer science olympiad. Do it. You could potentially earn awards, and I really do not know why it isn’t talked about as much - Other engineering competitions (literally google this, and find stuff near you, potentially make a club out of it) - If your school doesn’t have any of these following clubs, start it, if they do, aim for a leadership position: (DECA, Model UN, Computer Science Club, Science National Honors Society, Speech and Debate, Peer Tutoring, Math Club, Robotics Club, UNICEF Club, Entrepreneurship Club) - Apply for research positions. Lots of people on this sub say they’re “BS” and “Grunt Work”, which they can be, but they also allow you to form relationships with professors, and get exposed to what projects will look like. Networking is huge and provides lots of opportunities. And although potentially minimal, you can still get more experience doing this than doing nothing (People seem to forget this two facts). - Talk to businesses in your area about making a website for them/improving their website. You don’t even have to get paid for it(or you can!), it can just be something to get experience with. Furthermore, as I’ve said: You can make a club out of it! - Volunteer! - Play sports! (You don’t have to be Varsity!) - Play music! - Get a Job! - Boy Scout/Girl Scout awards Awards You are a human being. You are also a kid. You do not need to be as decorated as someone who has served for decades in the army! This can honestly be empty. Here are some that look good and are attainable: - National Honors Society (if your school has one) - Cum Laude Society (if your school has one) - Any AP Scholar Award - National Merit ScholaFinalist/Semifinalist Awards - Awards earned through clubs such as robotics, math, speech and debate, DECA, Model UN, outside engineering competitions, and USACO - Any outside scholarship you’ve won before applying - Presidential Service Awards/Volunteering Awards - Music Awards - Sports Awards Essay Write about an experience that you’ve learned from. Do not just write a sad story. Admissions departments want to see how you can grow/that you’re mature/who you are. You can even write a silly story as long as it portrays you. If you talk about an experience you’ve had that you listed under extracurriculars, play it up to be bigger than it is, (do not lie though). Show that it was a meaningful experience. Maybe it was what helped you decide your major. Talk about what came out of that experience and what you’re doing or going to do with that knowledge/results. Additionally, in your extra section, talk about anything impactful such as grade changes due to illness/trauma events, or the fact that your school didn’t offer any AP/honors classes. Basically stuff that you believe admission officers will think “oh! That explains X event”. Conclusion You are a person and where you get into and go to school does not define how successful or smart you are. You are a valued member of society and a real human being. Not just an applicant or a number. Good luck!

PS: I've labeled this as a discussion because I am hoping others who have gotten into colleges will further provide advice in the comments. Also I have come to the understanding that there are parents on this subreddit, so please provide encouraging words to applicants in the comments :)
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2023.05.28 21:44 FrasioX Ok what is going on? (F76)

Ok so a bit of context: i've only played fallout 4 and while i did notice some of its shortcomings, i really enjoyed exploring the wasteland and immersing myself in the little rp i could do. Since most of the enjoyment i got from f4 was tied to gameplay and worldbuilding, i figured i'd try fallout 76, since it seemed similar under many aspects. Fast forward 2 hours: my level up screen has cards on it, i keep finding weapons i can't use because my level is too low(wtf) or the enemies just drop bullshit (for reference i killed at least 5 lv 20+ enemies and only got pipe weapons even though at least one of them was wielding a handmade rifle while alive, which is exactly why i decided to kill that brotherhood prick). On top of it all, the main quest is "cook a ribeye". What the fuck? Am i doing something wrong with progression? I can't believe this is how its supposed to be. To be fair at this point i'm more amused than annoyed; i'm just curious if its because i've been playing on my own so far.
Tldr: stuff is weird and i'm not sure if its on me
Thanks in advance to anybody that came this far, any info is appreciated.
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2023.05.28 21:43 whostolethesampo Husband thinks the only way to spend “quality family time” is to do activities outdoors

He works 6 days a week (either at the beach or on a boat). He absolutely loves his job. He would go every day if he had the option. He’s very active, very outgoing, loves the outdoors.
I’m a SAHM. I’m alone with two toddlers 6 days a week. On my one day of reprieve, all I really want to do is lay down in a quiet room and watch TV and eat snacks, and maybe bake something or cook a fancy meal. I used to be adventurous too, and sometimes I think my husband feels like I bait-and-switched him. But after the kids were born and the pandemic forced me into being a SAHM, leaving the house has gotten to be overwhelming and annoying.
It’s very important to my husband that we spend time together “as a family” on that one day. He always wants to go to the zoo, the playground, the beach, on a hike, etc. And I get that doing things like that as a family is important sometimes. And it’s not like we never do it, either.
But like……I’m with the kids ALL THE TIME. I do kid-related activities with them ALL THE TIME. During the week I DO go to the zoo and the aquarium. I take the kids to the beach. We go to the playground. And as much as I love my kids….I don’t really want to spend the 7th day of my week doing more kid shit! I honestly hate toddler activities now. I hate the playground. I’ve been to the zoo so many times I hate that too. I don’t have a problem with the beach but with two toddlers it requires SO MUCH PLANNING and is the least fun or relaxing thing on the planet. It’s just parenting in another place (and it’s so much easier to parent at home).
Every so often my husband and I get into an argument about this. There will be a couple months where he happily takes the kids to go do “outdoor activities” while I hang out by myself at home. And then every once in a while he will start to make comments like “I don’t feel like I have a partner,” and “Quality time as a family isn’t just sitting around at home” (usually after I have the audacity to get upset about something he’s doing). He gets flustered and says that I refuse to compromise when I say I don’t want to go DO anything.
And I’m like….WHY isn’t time spent at home together quality time? He spends 6 DAYS PER WEEK at the beach or on the water. He gets an hour long paid break every day, during which he usually surfs. And he has to have ANOTHER day doing that? It’s not like he’s holed up in an office somewhere all week, hating life and dreaming of getting outside.
What is so wrong with hanging out at home, making dinner together, watching a movie, etc?
PS, please no comments about divorce. He’s made tons of progress in therapy over the last 2 years and is definitely working on bettering himself. This is just one of those dumb things we argue about still.
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2023.05.28 21:43 ImaginationSea3679 My Predatory Friend Chapter 2: The First Meeting

We have our first meeting between the lone woman and the precious bebe.
I hope you enjoy.
Memory Transcription Subject: Tanya Aiyetoro, UN space-fighter pilot
Date[Standardized Human Time]: December 1, 2136
Fruits were so hard to find in the wild.
Probably because the aliens think that wild berries are tainted by some wild predator shit.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this entire planet was just one hyper-sized farm, with the "wilderness" simply being a freely growing chaos garden. Not only would the animal genocide ensure that all of the plants were growing, but it would also make their resource income so high, that there are few, if any, shortages. Granted, because of the animal genocide, fertilizing the soil was probably ludicrously expensive, but at least the sheer amount of resources that they produce would be sold for enough money to pay for everything.
That being said, there had to be at least some fruit growing in a chaos garden like this.
After finally going through the forest for a couple of hours, I finally found some fruit. They were hanging from the stiff branches of some very short trees. Their yellow skins reminded me of lemons, but the shape and faint patterns reminded me of a watermelon.
Hmmm. Lemon-melon.
I walked up to pick one. It was slightly bigger than a canteloupe and had a texture similar to an apple. I noticed that its weight seemed to shift as I moved it around in my hands. There was something inside of it. I didn't have a knife, so I couldn't cut it open to see what's inside. I looked over to a nearby rock.
Looks like I'll have to do this the old fashioned way.
I sat down, grabbed the rock, and smashed it into the fruit. Juice sprayed out and I reflexively flinched and closed my eyes. When I opened them and looked into the hole I had made, I saw some seed and pulp soup sloshing around on the inside. It smelled faintly similar to citrus.
My stomach growled. I couldn't ignore my hunger any longer.
I brought the hole to my lips and tipped the makeshift cup, letting the juice and pulp slide down my throat. It tasted pretty good-
Did I just hear something?
Okay I definitely heard something.
I needed to investigate.
As I stood up, I suddenly heard very faint sobs. Was someone in trouble?
The only other people on this planet are aliens. If I want to help them, I should avoid being seen.
I snuck towards the source of the sound, peeking out from behind a tree to find...
A very smol ball of golden fluff laying in the dead leaves, curled up into a ball and crying itself to sleep.
Kosbare bont baba
Without even thinking I stepped out from my hiding spot. As I stepped on a twig, the ball unfurled itself and I saw their true glory. Their big, beautiful eyes took up almost half the space of their face, and their small nose, wiggly digits, and cone ears twitched adorably as it stared at me.
O my god dis so fokken oulik ek gaan doodgaan!
They didn't run away, or scream, or even whimper. They just stared as tears fell from their eyes.
Moet... Weerstaan... Baba...
"Pwease eat me."
Excuse me?
"I can't do anything to help anyone. I'm bettew off as pwedator food."
I immediately ran forward and scooped the adorable little fluffball into a hug. I refuse to just stand there and watch this child beat themselves up.
"Shhhhhh. It's okay. I'll help you make it all better."
The child's eye looked up to me. "Weally?"
Was I blowing my cover? Yes.
Did I care? Fuck no.
"Mama's always wowking to pwovide for me. Evewyone at school huwts me and anyone that isn't a pawt of the hewd. I can't do anything to help anyone." The child said.
This child has gone through some serious shit, hasn't she?
"What is your name, child?"
"Well, Billa, I solemnly swear that I will help you in any way can."
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2023.05.28 21:41 bubblesthshark I've been able to hear the voices of ghosts for most of my life. One has asked for my help (Part 3)

Part 2
Up until that moment a few days ago, I thought that I was in no danger. The events of that night proved me very wrong. After I had wiped my tears away, and gotten my bearings straight, I called the police. The town I lived in was very small, but I was hoping at the very least there would be a few other police officers I could talk to that weren’t that man.
The dial tone buzzed three times before I heard the click of someone answer.
I explained to the dispatcher my predicament. I told her under no circumstances did I want Officer Haines, the stalker, to be made aware that I was calling.
“Is there anyone at the station you trust enough to keep an eye on you over the night?” asked the dispatcher.
I thought about it for a while, but even though this was a small community and I had lived here three years now, those two police officers were the only two I had ever met. And though I didn’t particularly care for her demeanor, Officer Trittle was the only policewoman in town, and therefore the only one I felt I could somewhat trust.
I was still clinging onto my kitchen knife when the headlights shone through my front curtains. She knocked at the door and then said firmly,
“This is Officer Trittle, ma’am. We talked earlier.”
I let her in and offered her a cup of tea. She politely declined then sat down on the couch. After locking the door again, I sat down in my reading chair that faced her from across the room.
Who is this? asked Alice. She looks familiar.
“Officer Trittle,” I said, pretending to talk to the policewoman and reminding Alice that she was the officer who took me into the station the day before. “Thanks for talking to me about the case earlier.”
“Mmhm,” she responded. “Look, the dispatcher told me about what’s going on. I’m gonna need to take down your statement.”
“Oh, yes. Of course,” I said and then explained my concerns with Officer Haines.
“So he made sure that you got home safely and then waved goodbye to you?”
“What? No. He’s stalking me. He’s stalking me, and with the things he said about the case I think he might have been the one that killed Alice.”
He was, Alice confirmed. I know he was.
“Did you see the body? I mean really see it. Did you see the autopsy? Alice’s body was torn apart by an animal. Not a scavenger that came by after the fact, an animal got to her while she was alive.”
Wait. I think I was chased. I remember now, I was chased off the trail by a dog.
“What?!” I yelled, more so to Alice than to the officer.
Was this whole incident just her not remembering the last few moments of life? Had she dragged me into all this because of a mistake?
Then I heard Alice gasp. As Officer Trittle further tried to explain the circumstances of the death, Alice whispered into my ear.
That redhead on the trail. She had a dog. A big german shepherd.
I nodded, signaling her to continue.
Oh, God, Alice cried. Go to the bathroom. Go now and lock the door.
My heart picked up its pace, wondering what could possibly be concerning Alice so much. I didn’t disobey her though. I immediately shot up and excused myself to the bathroom. I turned the lock and sat down on the toilet, looking at the door.
Don’t freak out. I’m not 100% sure, but… I think Officer Trittle was that redhead on the trail. She must have dyed her hair. I remember a woman unleashing her dog on me.
Officer Trittle started knocking on the door.
“Everything alright in there?”
And I remember crying for help until the man with the hairy arms caught me. I thought I was safe at first, but he just shoved me to the ground.
“Ma’am, is everything alright?”
He laughed while that dog tore apart my back.
And then she walked up and slit my throat.
Trittle started rattling the door handle. She started pounding at the door.
“I’m okay,” I said with my voice cracking terribly. “I’ll be out in a minute.”
I looked around the bathroom for something, anything that could help me. I had no weapon except for possibly a plunger. I had no window to escape from.
“What do I do?” I whispered to Alice.
Tell her to leave. Just tell her, and hope she listens.
It took all the bravery I could manage to unlock and open the door. My chest rose and fell so rapidly from me hyperventilating, but I did my best to hide it. I folded my arms over my chest and spoke to the policewoman.
I told her I felt safe. I told her she had talked some sense into me. As I spoke, I looked at her hair. I looked at the slightly grown out roots.
Red roots.
“I’m sure. I think I just need some sleep," I told her as I walked her out.
The moment she crossed the threshold, I closed and locked the door. I watched as she walked to her car. The police car with a large K9 symbol on the side.
For a moment I felt relief. For a moment, I was calm. That was broken when Alice screamed. When I felt thick, hairy arms grab my throat and cover my mouth from behind.
He had burst out from the closet by the front door. He held some kind of rag in the palm of the hand over my mouth.
“You shouldn’t have gone to hide,” Haines chuckled.
I felt my perception of reality loosen. My vision darkened. I collapsed. I could do nothing as he let Trittle back inside. They stared at my limp and useless body on the ground.
A fierce looking german shepherd stood next to Trittle. The dog growled lowly, baring its teeth at me.
Alice was in the background, screaming but unable to do anything but watch. As the two officers dragged me from my home, I heard her call to me.
I’m sorry, she sobbed. I’m so, so sorry.
As they stuffed my body into the back of their police car, Trittle said, “It’s a good thing I let you in. Let’s take her to the basement.”
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2023.05.28 21:39 Famous-Cranberry3224 My sister is a liar and she got me in trouble

Heads up that she’s been treating me like shit all school year . First, it started off with her yelling at me to give our dad even though her phone was at 95%, mine was at 35% and his was at 70% ? She never apologized for that . Then, when I was sick at the airport, she withheld my Advil from me saying “ who cares who Advil it is, it’s Advil for the whole family “ . There are more small little events I could think of, but this gives you a gist of her personality .
Anyways, March was an eventful ass month for her rudeness .
Alright so, my dad bought take out and then when I went downstairs my sister ate half of it UNPROMPTED and WITHOUT ASKING and then I called her out on it and she kept in repeating that she “ didn’t like me “ and said that “ I made a lot of things icky “ and then she called me a food narcissist after I said “ no thank you “ after my dad offered me an orange
After the persistant harassment I ran upstairs crying, I felt like I was going to vomit .
I tried telling my other sister about it, I asked her what was wrong with our sister because she was acting out for no reason and then she said that she was going to go talk to her
After like an hour or thirty minutes or so she called me and then she told me to apologize to my sister because I was “ laughing in her face “ and that I was gluttonous and that I don’t share and that I steal a bunch of food and then I got GROUNDED for “””” LYING “””” because I claimed that I did nothing to her ( I fucking didn’t ) and then I had my data turned off for the entirety of the break and I couldn’t see my friends, I could only see ONE friend and nobody was available
I had to apologize to my sister, when I was trying to apologize and ask what I did wrong, she called me gluttonous, and an unpleasant person to be around .
My dad was there too, he said he was going to back me up but he never did .
I’ve been debating on if I actually like my sister or not now .
She’s 25 and I’m 15 FYI .
At her birthday party on the 20th of March she threatened to kick me if I ate her cake ( I wasn’t going to ? ) . . . lol
I guess the advice I’m looking for is, what would you do in my position ?
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2023.05.28 21:38 vbngvhjhgj 'Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Continues to Level Up at the Global Box Office

While there have been a ton of great new releases in May like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Fast X, the film families are still flocking to see is The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The Universal and Illumination hit animated adventure, based on the classic Nintendo game franchise of the same name, won’t stop making money. It may be in its eighth weekend of release and now available on all major VOD platforms, but Super Mario has made an extremely impressive $6.27 million this weekend and, if you count Memorial Day, the film has made $8.33 million over the course of the four-day holiday weekend. Playing in 3148 theaters, that was good enough for 4th place. This also means that Mario has passed $560 million at the domestic box office with an estimated total of $560.94 million.

Super Mario’s Making History
In the course of its ongoing theatrical run, Super Mario seemed to be breaking a new box office record every other day. Besides quickly joining the coveted billion-dollar club, currently nearing $1.3 billion worldwide with $1.276 billion, this video game adaptation is now the third highest-grossing animated film of all time. It recently passed Incredibles 2 which was no easy feat. The film also became Illumination’s highest-grossing release. Again, that's very impressive given this is the same studio that brought families the ultra-successful Minions franchise.

Why is Super Mario Such a Success?
While many people will chalk up the success of Super Mario to it being one of the most recognizable brands in the world, the fact of the matter is this was one of the most faithful and enjoyable adaptations to come along in quite some time. From the pitch-perfect musical score to the endless sea of Mario references from across the series to the breathtaking animation, this colorful rescue mission to save Mario’s brother Luigi from the dreadful clutches of Bowser captured the hearts of people of all ages.

This is a rare film that breaks through multiple generations. Because of that, audiences young and old want to see it again and again. Yes, the story is the definition of bare dry bones, but so is the game it was based on. However, like the games, the sense of joy and wonder this grand adventure gives you can't be matched. Whether you started with the NES, Gamecube, or Switch, this film made people around the globe feel like they were kids again playing their first Nintendo console. That feeling shouldn’t be overlooked.

Where Can You Watch Super Mario?
While The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s theatrical run is almost over, and you have the option to now watch the film at home, this is a pop culture event that needs to be seen in theaters. The box office continues to reflect that. You can triple-jump your way to theaters to see Super Mario one last time and while we all anxiously wait for a sequel announcement, you can watch Collider’s interview with stars Chris Pratt and Charlie Day down below.
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2023.05.28 21:38 GamingInTheMoment Reviews Released Week of 5.21.23-5.28.23

Wanted to release my weekly round-up of reviews! I hope you guys enjoy it and are able to find something you like. If there is a game you would like to see a review of or would like to see get more attention, let me know! Check out the channel (found on my reddit profile) where I post video reviews of these games if you are at all interested (cannot link because it will be auto deleted).
Remember that my 1 minute reviews are F2P Titles.
Premium Reviews
Legend of Keepers ($4.99)
Is it a Keeper?
Score 8.5/10
Did I enjoy it? Yes!
Would I come back to it? No, after completing the main storyline, I found little reason to want to come back to it. I felt like some aspects of the game got a little stale, and there were not enough items (artifacts) that were game changing enough for me to constantly want to chase them down.
Personal Playtime: ~15 hours
Legend of Keepers is a dungeon master game where you take on the role of ridding your dungeon of heroes. It has simple mechanics of stocking rooms with monsters and traps to kill or scare away heroes. The game offers a variety of events, scaling difficulty, and enjoyable gameplay loop. Unique characters, enemies, and heroes are well-made, and unlockables feel rewarding. However, the game lacks replayability and variety in item choices. There is a good progression in terms of the main campaign missions, but it falls off in terms of the accession missions for me. It is a shame that some items are tied to completing these. Something about it made me feel like there could have been a bit more, and I am finding it difficult to really pin it down. The inability to change rooms during events and adjust monster positions mid-combat limits strategic options. I think there is a great foundation and am hopeful that it sees the same content updates. Overall, it justifies its $5 price tag, given that it will take roughly 15 hours to complete all of the missions, but it may not be a long-term favorite.
TLDR: It is a dungeon master game where you stock rooms with monsters and traps to defeat heroes. It offers varied events, scaling difficulty, and an enjoyable gameplay loop. Unique characters, enemies, and heroes are well-designed, and unlockables feel rewarding. However, the game lacks replayability and item variety. The inability to change rooms during events and adjust monster positions in combat limits strategy. It justifies its $5 price tag, taking around 15 hours to complete all missions.
Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playdigious.legendofkeepers&hl=en_US&gl=US
One Minute Reviews
Kemst þó hægt fari (You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly)
Score 8.5/10
Did I enjoy it? Yes!
Would I come back to it? Yes, this can be played for quite a while trying different builds characters and chasing top ranks over the course of seasons if you are so inclined.
Personal Playtime: 5 hours
Nordicandia is a surprisingly great game despite its lackluster graphics. The constant progression and different possible characters and builds make it a game that, if time permitted, I could see myself sinking several hours into. I am a fan of ARPGs and given the simplicity of this one, it was quick to get into and easy to get hooked. This can range from your standard gathering of loot to more complex filter design and min maxing of specific affixes. It has a hardcore mode where if you die, you have to start from the beginning. It brought a smile to my face upon booting it up. I think if you are a fan of the genre, this is a game that you owe it to yourself to try out if you want something new. If you are new to the genre, I can see this maybe not being the best starting point, if only because of how barebones it is. That being said, I highly enjoyed my time with it and would see myself recommending it. In terms of monetization, there was never a point where I felt like I needed to pay up, and there were no ads, which is a plus in a F2P title.
TLDR: Nordicandia is a surprisingly great ARPG with simple graphics. It offers constant progression, diverse characters, and builds. Hardcore mode adds excitement. Recommended for genre fans, but may not be the best starting point for newcomers. No intrusive monetization or ads. Worth trying for a fresh experience.
Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.IterativeStudios.Nordicandia&hl=en_US&gl=US
Ninja Chowdown
Quick Snack
Score 5.5/10
Did I enjoy it? Ya, it wasn't too bad
Would I come back to it? No, there is no reason to once you complete all of the levels. I am not invested enough to unlock everything.
Personal Playtime: 1 hour
Ninja Chowdown is your pretty standard auto runner. There are a few things to note as far as it being a little more enjoyable than most. The first is that, graphically, the color scheme that the game uses is superb. I generally not one to mention anything about graphics, but I will give the game kudos where they are due. It has some great pixel art, and the alternate costumes, weapons, and pets are a nice touch. The bosses are pretty cool and were the best part of the game, in my opinion. What was not so cool was the level design between boss fights. These were often just reskins of the previous levels and, more often than not, felt like they were unnecessary as the only difficult parts of the game were levels 3 and the boss level in each world. Another thing that I was not the biggest fan of was that I wished that there were more challenging parts of the game in general.
TLDR: Ninja Chowdown is a standard auto runner with enjoyable elements. The color scheme and pixel art are superb, and the costumes, weapons, and pets add to the experience. Boss fights are cool, but the level design between them feels repetitive and unnecessary. The game lacks overall challenge.
Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Abylight.NinjaChowdown&hl=en_US&gl=US
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2023.05.28 21:38 leo-westeros Am I crazy or did my ex-boyfriend really treat me badly?

Im a gay M22, today I moved out, me and my boyfriend lived together for 3 years.
He helped me when I was in a really bad situation emotionally and for that I'm grateful for him, we kinda started dating because of that actually, but in the years I lived with him our communication was really poor, we never really fought over anything, I thought that was a sign of a healthy relationship but looking back now I think it might have been the opposite. Im still studying to get my bachelor's degree, he's already graduated, he'll be 28 next month, and sometimes when he came back from work I noticed a look of pure venom from him coming towards me, I don't know how to explain it really, just that something was off, I always asked if he was mad at me, if something had happened, if I had done something, but all I ever got were "nothings happening", "Im alright", "it's all in your head", "Something happened at work", about the last one I think I could tell the difference between when something bad had happened at work and when he was mad at me, because the way he acted in each situation was different. Until some months ago when our relationship started collapsing, I got the sense that he despised me, he got annoyed at little things like the way I ate my food (Im from a poor family, we always ate with spoons, it was just recently that I started eating with fork and knife, I'm not very good at it), and I started reciprocating that feeling, I started asking myself "Why should I try to make someone feel good when all he does is look down on me, I'll start despising him too", actually that was the reason our relationship started collapsing, because I stopped trying. And when he saw that happening he came to me and admitted that all those times I sensed something was wrong it really was, he just didn't have the courage to tell me, and now he wanted to change, because he didn't want to loose me. THAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF, I wanted to scream at him "AND WHY DIDN'T YOU TRY TO CHANGE WHEN I ALL BUT IMPLORED YOU ? I TOLD YOU TIME AND AGAIN HOW YOU WERE MAKING ME FEEL AND YOU EVERYTIME SAID THAT NOTHING WAS HAPPENING", turns out, we broke up, I couldn't make myself continue in that relationship and still maintain self-respect, even if he really did change.

I just want to ask, did I overreact ? Did I overblown things ? Do I like feeling offended ? Do I pick randon fights ? Did I really reach that level of derangement ? Am I second guessing myself ?
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