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Eating healthy on a cheap budget

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Eating healthy on a cheap budget

2023.06.11 01:56 EtanKlein It’s on (I do not like pickles)

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2023.06.11 01:53 Tosin23 Discussion: Suppressing Sexual Thoughts; 39th day on Retention, Recent Experience at a Dentist Appointment

So since May 02, I’ve diligently been on this nofap journey, and it’s been rewarding, but there’s also been a flip side— I’m still having sexual thoughts like CRAZY. Waking up in the morning, at work, at home, literally wherevewhenever.
Today was particularly interesting— I had a dentist check-up since my job covers 80% of charges.
Going in for the appointment, I was introduced to this really attractive assistant, who had me perform some exams with her.
For context, I’m about 6’3– tall, lean and plus I had on pretty tight slim fit pants (32x32).
So during the exam, she had me stand straight up and kept adjusting this X-ray contraption she had me in, touching in particular my face, arms and back. This had me completely aroused, to the point that I had a boner. There’s just no way she couldn’t see it— I’m sure of it.
She smiled, locked eyes with me a bunch and kept remarking how tall I was. It was all a nice ego boost, but all this did was enhance my sexual thoughts.
But the most embarrassing thing happened after the appointment— I saw that my pants were a bit soiled, so I reached in, and noticed the pre-*** on my fingers. I hope that’s not too graphic for this community, but I just thought I’d share.
Currently I’m 39 days into this journey, but these raging boners are too much. Is there any way to suppress these thoughts?
Luckily I haven’t had a single wet dream (never actually had one in my life), but I feel I’m going to break.
I’m going for a follow-up appointment next weekend and I don’t want this same episode re-occurring.
My plan is to keep this streak going into early 2024. Do these thoughts suppress after day 60? 90? Would appreciate you guys’ thoughts
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2023.06.11 01:49 Subject-Object 31 [M4F] San Jose, California - Tell me your untold story

Maya Angelou said, "There’s no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." We're all untold stories, unsaid voices that are untranslated and unstoppable. And that's why we want to reach out to others. To tell them our narrative and listen to theirs. I don't get the opportunity to converse with people often in real life. So that's why I'm here on reddit, because of this unspoken voice in me that wants to write, that wants to know someone's story. In doing so we're unraveling our bound stanzas, we're given gasps of air in the suffocating silence, we're making our abstract thoughts a concrete portrait.
I'm searching for a long-term correspondence, an intimate intellectual imaginative connection that travels into our unexplored continents, where we write freely without censoring our soul, following the relentless stream of consciousness to see where it leads. The most foreign place is another person's mind, because it's something we can never have access to, so what better way than to seek what is unattainable, what is forever out of my reach? I want to reach into it anyway, I want to write anyway even if the blueness in the sky is too far for my to reach, even if I don't know what it's like to be you, I want to try to understand. I want to understand because there's a painful passion that urges me to, an otherworldly desire to find someone who I get and who gets me, to find someplace sincere and wholesome and comfortable where the tumults and troubles of the world are diminished, where we can say the stuff we never get to say but want to.
I crave those long rambly heart-to-heart kind of conversations. The kind of conversations where you are an islet and the other person is an ocean, where you want to explore the sea that is their mind and it keeps on receding. The kind of conversations which leave you with a smile on your face that lasts all day. The kind of conversations that is like playing tennis without the net, free flowing and natural.
I use Reddit PM, not chat. Let's send fiery paragraphs of our passions, let's throw thunderbolts, let's gaze at the transcendent dreams that we have forgotten but which awaken, let's look at the small stuff of our days and see how they can be become big, let's talk about everything and anything meaningful and significant which evokes something visceral and vibrant in you. There's a wide variety of topics I'm interested in - science, art, culture, history, philosophy, psychology, politics, mythology, poetry, literature - we can draw parallels between different subjects. I want to draw connections to how your life is similar to the things I've read, to the collective tapestry of humanity. I want to know your interior and exterior, your worldview, your heaviness and your hope, what makes you the person you are. And maybe we'll become part of something greater than ourselves, as we realize what it means to be human through the eyes of another.
It would be nice if I could meet someone local, someone who shares my frequency, a kindred spirit, so I prefer people nearby. I live in the most expensive city in America where it's hard to make connections due to the hustle and grind culture here and I work a boring job, but I like to look up from the gutters to the sky to look at the vast space of potentialities, wondering if I'll ever find something in my life's journey. I'm an introverted individual, someone who’s curious about interdisciplinary topics. I'm tall, dark haired, and slim. My eyes are used to gazing at things in another dimension. I'm multiracial and have learned how to exist in the thresholds. Marriagefree, childfree, and petfree, there's not much I have in common with peers my age who are settling down, but I like to convince myself I'm fine with being alone. With a degree in liberal arts I'm a generalist rather than a specialist, and I'm all about knowing the reason behind everything.
C.S Lewis said, "Writing is like a 'lust,' or like 'scratching when you itch.' Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out." Isn't it time you got it out? When's the last time you really got it on with someone, when you really got everything off your chest, when you didn't just say "I'm good"? I look forward to knowing the reason behind the things you do, at looking at your portrait, at reading your story.
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2023.06.11 01:49 Subject-Object 31 [M4F] San Jose, California - Tell me your untold story

Maya Angelou said, "There’s no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." We're all untold stories, unsaid voices that are untranslated and unstoppable. And that's why we want to reach out to others. To tell them our narrative and listen to theirs. I don't get the opportunity to converse with people often in real life. So that's why I'm here on reddit, because of this unspoken voice in me that wants to write, that wants to know someone's story. In doing so we're unraveling our bound stanzas, we're given gasps of air in the suffocating silence, we're making our abstract thoughts a concrete portrait.
I'm searching for a long-term correspondence, an intimate intellectual imaginative connection that travels into our unexplored continents, where we write freely without censoring our soul, following the relentless stream of consciousness to see where it leads. The most foreign place is another person's mind, because it's something we can never have access to, so what better way than to seek what is unattainable, what is forever out of my reach? I want to reach into it anyway, I want to write anyway even if the blueness in the sky is too far for my to reach, even if I don't know what it's like to be you, I want to try to understand. I want to understand because there's a painful passion that urges me to, an otherworldly desire to find someone who I get and who gets me, to find someplace sincere and wholesome and comfortable where the tumults and troubles of the world are diminished, where we can say the stuff we never get to say but want to.
I crave those long rambly heart-to-heart kind of conversations. The kind of conversations where you are an islet and the other person is an ocean, where you want to explore the sea that is their mind and it keeps on receding. The kind of conversations which leave you with a smile on your face that lasts all day. The kind of conversations that is like playing tennis without the net, free flowing and natural.
I use Reddit PM, not chat. Let's send fiery paragraphs of our passions, let's throw thunderbolts, let's gaze at the transcendent dreams that we have forgotten but which awaken, let's look at the small stuff of our days and see how they can be become big, let's talk about everything and anything meaningful and significant which evokes something visceral and vibrant in you. There's a wide variety of topics I'm interested in - science, art, culture, history, philosophy, psychology, politics, mythology, poetry, literature - we can draw parallels between different subjects. I want to draw connections to how your life is similar to the things I've read, to the collective tapestry of humanity. I want to know your interior and exterior, your worldview, your heaviness and your hope, what makes you the person you are. And maybe we'll become part of something greater than ourselves, as we realize what it means to be human through the eyes of another.
It would be nice if I could meet someone local, someone who shares my frequency, a kindred spirit, so I prefer people nearby. I live in the most expensive city in America where it's hard to make connections due to the hustle and grind culture here and I work a boring job, but I like to look up from the gutters to the sky to look at the vast space of potentialities, wondering if I'll ever find something in my life's journey. I'm an introverted individual, someone who’s curious about interdisciplinary topics. I'm tall, dark haired, and slim. My eyes are used to gazing at things in another dimension. I'm multiracial and have learned how to exist in the thresholds. Marriagefree, childfree, and petfree, there's not much I have in common with peers my age who are settling down, but I like to convince myself I'm fine with being alone. With a degree in liberal arts I'm a generalist rather than a specialist, and I'm all about knowing the reason behind everything.
C.S Lewis said, "Writing is like a 'lust,' or like 'scratching when you itch.' Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out." Isn't it time you got it out? When's the last time you really got it on with someone, when you really got everything off your chest, when you didn't just say "I'm good"? I look forward to knowing the reason behind the things you do, at looking at your portrait, at reading your story.
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2023.06.11 01:35 ThisGuyKpops Entry #4: Hey, I'm JoJo. I opened a coffee/boba shop and its my 4th month review.

I’ve made some adjustments. One thing I noticed is that.. You don’t make drafts in reddit because if you switch the draft to another tab, it erases. Hence, the late update.
I’m not too versed in the reddit format, so I just created a new subreddit so you can view previous posts, FAQ, Theories, etc. jojoboba
I’m still figuring out what style I want to approach to help out this community. Still at the meta stage, so please be patient. Anyways… I’ll answer the most asked question this month.
How does one start a cafe?
There are 2 ways to start a cafe.
This will depend on your character. But to me, the most important thing to consider in starting a business is your risk/reward ratio. I knew a couple things about myself.
  1. I have no knowledge of cafe business
  2. I do not anything in regards to franchise business
  3. I have no on coffee/boba IQ
  4. Coffeeshop Margins are miniscule.
When you don’t have actual experience besides reading books, your business IQ is 0. I can say this now for sure because…. despite my love for books, I was wildly shocked how much I didn’t know. The gap between theoretical knowledge (although important) and practical application are so distant it was quite eye opening. Even more so in true knowledge.
I told the broker that I will not do this unless the cafe is turnkey and it was the right move. In a turn-key, you tend to lose control of how you want to build but you save at least 2x the amount of $. You gain knowledge, you see what's actually possible, what is needed, what is unnecessary and here is why.
Blender Theory
As an example...I have what I call "blender theory". The previous owner bought a open blender (vitamix, which I recommend as well) because we use the blender often for frappe, smoothies, and slushes. But there is an issue with the blender.
The blender is loud. In a small cafe (open style), it echoes quite loudly and disrupts the vibe of the shop. Oftentimes, I can’t hear customer orders, customers can’t hear their order, complain they can’t hear them talk, etc. The difference between an open blender and caged blender is $300 vs $1000.
What if we had a cafe that makes our drinks on the back (back style)? Then we don’t need a caged blender. There are these little things that add up. The refrigerator that opens from left instead of right, the ice machine that's bottom scoop vs height scoop, mixing spoons that's too small vs too wide, size of the equipment, etc. All these little minor details seem irrelevant, but $1 x 10,000 problem is the same as $10,000 x 1 problem. You should do your best to make your mistake thats "time" rather than "money." Because you can always find ways to work more, but there isn't always time to get more money. That's why its important to work in the industry first.
Why your 1st shop should be turn key
The dangerous thing about not having any actual experience is that you have no base to know what is right for you. If you built a coffee shop from the ground up and designed an open style cafe, you needed a caged blender, but because it was too expensive you bought an open blender. Then you wasted extra $300 that you didn’t need to waste if you had the previous experience. Because’ll need to get a caged blender later on.
What is “correct” and what is “right”?
Let's say you want to start a cafe from scratch that is an open style cafe and hire a consultant and you ask them “find me a blender that's budget friendly under $500” Then they’ll offer you the $300 blender even if you needed the $1000.
If you are at the Starbucks level, they’ll tell you every variation of every blender and every scenario but….those company won’t even look at your request. Their consultation fee alone is $10,000. They are not going to bother with small cafe. And the ones who will take your request will do just enough to get you to buy their services. After all, they fulfilled your conditions.
As a devil's advocate, If they happen to offer the two choices, what do you suppose someone with no experience would say?
“$1000? That's 2x the budget I asked for. I can see how it could be ‘loud’ but how loud could it be? Can it justify paying that much more? I saw one online for $300. I shouldn’t get fancy in the beginning i should try to reserve fund as much as possible for emergency. This is the right move”
Well...this was my line of thought, as well as the previous owners thought, and pretty much all the owners I talked who didn't have cafe experience. And guess what…I’m buying the $1000 blender this week.
I can’t say if this is naivete or arrogance but…it stems from not having experience. Because if you have no experience, you become one of the three; everything makes sense, you think you know everything, or everyone is out to get you. I have been all three.
That's why these management companies, food consultants, efficiency experts whose job is to save you money aren't necessarily the best thing... And scarily enough… even if the number looks right.
Imagine if you open 10 open style café and buy the open blender, only to have all the customers complain and you buy the new caged blender later. Or worse, you don't know why your business is not thriving. That alone is enough to break the cafe’s profit. Everything looked right on paper but it didn’t translate well later on. These small things snowball into huge success or failure.
This lesson is hard to explain but if I can try its... what is “right” isn’t necessarily “correct.” and what is “correct” isn’t necessarily “right.” That's why its hard to replicate success based on what someone else have done. And I’m only talking about blenders. Do you know how much an espresso machine, refrigerator, layout, chairs/table cost? I'll give you a hints, its more expensive than blenders.
Why vague advices exist
To gain…. "TRUE" have to experience it yourself.
That's why there is so much truth in the advice “just try it.” because it's simply impossible to encompass experience into words. No amount of book learning can help you appreciate what it's like to be inside the storm and how to weather it.
How to connect the dots.
And from my humble experience, it's almost impossible to connect the dots unless you experienced them yourself.
If I had a blender at home, I would think, “man this thing is loud.” You have that experience in your pocket and maybe you visit a coffee shop and notice “man they make so many frappes, but its not loud, I wonder why?” and you notice that all the blenders are caged blenders. The dot connects. You level up.
So whatever you want to pursue, experience it in any form possible. Try that new coffeeshop, taste something you haven't before, buy that home espresso machine, look at that new layout, fuck that blender, and etc…
Knowledge in incremental and experience is exponential, so experience what's out there for you in the field you want to pursue. Its the best way to learn.
That's enough for this month. = P
Gotta go blender shopping.
For next month, I'll tell you how I evaluated the shop and bought the cafe.
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2023.06.11 01:23 SupermarketNo9070 Off topic but I am struggling

I lost my mother at the beginning of this year to GBM. At the same time, my employment contract expired and we then cared for her at home until she passed away and lived off of savings. After the funeral (which was very expensive as well), I pulled myself together and finished my master’s degree and have currently been applying for new employment for a few weeks, but it’s proving more difficult than I had hoped. The bills are piling up, I can’t pay my health insurance (which Is obligated in my country), bills for a refrigerator repair, cell phone contract and dog tax are still unpaid. And I have completely exhausted my overdraft with over 2,000€, the wallet is completely empty. I’m trying to get on my feet after the sudden loss of my mother, but I’m not succeeding with all the debts. Because I have been powering through my master thesis so much i think the grief is now really catching up to me. I am so exhausted, so drained and now completely broke. It’s a situation that came so unexpected and no one was prepared and all those medical bills drained the whole family’s bank accounts. And now I can’t take care of myself. I seems like i just can’t take a breath. Diagnosis, this horrifying experience, then her passing away, then finishing my thesis, then struggling so much financially. I can’t do all of this anymore. I don’t know how to support myself until I find a job and I don’t know how to do all of this without my mom. My dad is struggling so much aswell. Financially but also mentally. I don’t recognise him anymore.
Does anyone have any advice? Any nice words? How do you cope with all of this? Oh financial advise is probably not helpful since I am not from the US. I already asked for the financial help my country offers and I was denied because i am a student.
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2023.06.11 01:21 cadence003 Freezing Meals from batch cooking.

I like to batch cook to save money. Maybe cook a couple of things on a Sunday arvo with a beer. But you end up with loads of containers, which is expensive, and also takes up a lot of freezer space/cupboard space when not in use, as it's rare you'll find a container the perfect size for what you are freezing, so they are usually way bigger than they need to be.
What I do now?
I have a few containers. I freeze my food in batches (usually 4 - 6 containers worth.
Once they're frozen, I take them out of the freezer, leave them for 5 mins to warm a little.
Now, turn them upside down, gently push down on the base til the frozen food drops onto the lid in a solid frozen lump. You can now put this portion into a freezer bag, or alfoil, or baking paper, or cling wrap, label it, and stack it neatly back in the freezer.
You now need less containers, and it will save you loads of room in the freezer as these portions are only as big as they need to be - there is no wasted space.
I make labels from old cardboard from coke can boxes. Hole punch one end, and tie with string. You can reuse the labels too, as I find I often make the same things (pasta, chill, stews, Currys, shepherds pie etc)
It's a nice feeling when you have 15 or more meals in the freezer ready to go.
Just remember when you want to defrost, to unbag it and put it into the container you froze it in. It's hard to get it all out of a plastic bag once it has defrosted.
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2023.06.11 01:14 troublesomethought 28 [M4F] London/UK - Never dated before

Hello! I'll start by describing myself a bit:
I'm 28, between 5'7" and 5'8" and have short brown hair and eyes, I'm unsure of my weight but I wouldn't consider myself either fat nor slim, somewhere in between, hoping to be closer to the slim side by the end of the year!
My main hobby is gaming but I also love music of most genres and enjoy live music (most recently I've seen Bullet For My Valentine and Post Malone), I enjoy exercising when I can, spending time with friends and family and watching TV, Anime and streamers/youtube! (I also make YouTube videos sometimes and stream even less frequently, partly due to anxiety but mostly because I prefer gaming with people and I don't get that opportunity as much as I'd like these days.) I also write music (rap as I'm not the best singer) but also not particularly well haha. Oh and thought I should add, I do smoke weed. No other drugs, no alcohol other than special occasions and even then it's not guaranteed and no tobacco. I don't care if you smoke or drink but for me it helps me with pain and helps me relax and sleep, hopefully you're okay with that! Though I feel it's worth mentioning, I am more than happy to go without and am actually consider keeping it solely to bed time.
I struggle with some health stuff sometimes, I have Fibromyalgia and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos which can be a pain (quite literally!) And on top of that, I'm pretty anxious, likely due to childhood trauma and have some ptsd stuff that occasionally causes me some issues.. But this anxiety has essentially stopped me from having a relationship, they've always made me anxious so I've just avoided it but I definitely feel like I've missed out in that department.. I've never been on a date or had a serious relationship, I had a short (3 month) relationship when I was younger but it definitely wasn't serious. By extention of this I feel it's worth noting that I've also never had sex. I've kissed people before but not much more than that. Also due to anxiety haha, such a cool aspect of life! 😂
Ideally I'm looking for someone I can be friends with first and build a relationship with, I feel like friendship is an important foundation in a relationship, after all. I'd prefer someone in London (the closer the better considering my conditions) and although I know looks aren't everything, I definitely feel like being attracted to a partner is fairly important. I'm happy to pic exchange early on, though I very rarely take serious pictures so expect me to be pulling a stupid face 😄
If you're a gamer, awesome, would be great to have someone to play with! I'm a PC, PS5 and Switch gamer and regularly play multiple FPS (valorant/overwatch etc..) but I also enjoy other games ranging from Rocket League to Pokémon to horror games and so on, absolutely not necessary that you game, though!
If I've managed to pique your interests, awesome! Drop me a message and we can get to know eachother a bit more!
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2023.06.11 01:05 FortyYearTransform Documental Seasons 5-7: The Middle Era Full Timelines and Match Reports

Following up on my last post, where I showed card timelines and match reports for what I call the "Classic Era" of Documental (Seasons 1-4), I now move on to what I call the "Middle Era" or "Hollywood Era": Seasons 5, 6, and 7.
(I'll move my thoughts about how I determine these informal eras to the comments. Long story short, Seasons 1-4 are available on English Amazon Prime, Season 8* gets shelved and the seasons afterwards (8 to 10) deal with the ramifications of that, and Seasons 5-7 just fit in the middle.)
One thing I really wanted to do last time is post the pictures of the contestants. These pictures are shown when somebody gets eliminated, so each photo has at least a couple of cards blocking the way, but I decided to suck it up and do some editing/AI work. Check the lower right corners to see my crummy patching jobs!
Enough talk. This time, after each season I'll add a couple of words, but leave a full review for the comments.

Season 5

My Singa-pole... oh, Macau, Macau, Macau...
Documental Season 5 Contestants
Documental Season 5 Card Timeline
Winner: Hollywood (sole survivor)
Akiyama Ryuji (秋山竜次) Robert (ロバート) 憑依の肉弾クリエイターズ (The Chubby Imitation Creator) 0 6th

4:00:21 Orange Eikoh Takahashi Takahashi's Shisho Karuta continues, Eikoh answers "Don't put your arm around my waist" for someone who Akiyama doesn't know. Personal, Verbal
1:02:17 Red Hollywood, Eikoh, Junior Hollywood does wrestler impression, Eikoh puts repeating monkey in front of him, Junior hands Hollywood the harmonica - Hollywood plays harmonica and monkey repeats it (Akiyama: "in the exact same pitch"). Boke, Absurd

Takahashi Shigeo (高橋茂雄) Savanna (サバンナ) スーパー太鼓持ち芸人 (The Super Flatterer Talent) 2 7th

4:36:39 Yellow Yamauchi Yamauchi now checks Takahashi for bunions. Takahashi endures the first round but loses it at the leg. Physical, Lost Endurance
3:44:52 Orange Zakoshi Tamuken ["Delayed He-monica"]: Zakoshi plays Tamuken's "He-monica" game where he receives a kanchou with a harmonica in his mouth and tries not to make a sound. He gets the kanchou but delays making the sound until he's right in Takahashi's face. Double kill with Yamauchi. Absurd, Prop
1:10:27 Red Jimmy (zombie), Tamuken (zombie) ["Jimmy trips"]: After Jimmy and Tamuken's zombie-time performance of He-monica with Singapole, after everybody endures, as they leave the room Jimmy trips on something. Double kill with Jinnai. Accidental, Lost Endurance, Coup de grace

Kano Eikoh (狩野英孝) (solo) 被ドッキリナルシスト (The Narcissist Prank Victim) 2 4th

4:11:20 Orange (self), Junior Takahashi ["Shisho Karuta jam"]: During the game of Takahashi's Shisho Karuta, both Eikoh and Junior reach to slap the card at the same time, then look at each other and laugh. Accidental
39:45 Red Zakoshi Yamauchi, Junior As Eikoh takes out his colored contacts, Junior and Yamauchi stare him down, but it's Zakoshi "staring him down" by putting his testicles on the table that gets him. Absurd, Physical, Lost Endurance, Lost Concentration, Coup de grace, Targeted

Jinnai Tomonori (陣内智則) (solo) ミスターひとり上手 (Mister One-Man) 0 8th

4:42:29 Orange Yamauchi Yamauchi says he learned how to tell whether a person has bunions (or could have bunions in the future) from filming in Kansai, in osteopathy clinics. He licks Jinnai's foot and toes and Jinnai laughs. Jinnai says he got tickled, but he's told he has to endure that too. Personally my least favorite laugh of the show. Physical, Absurd, Strict
1:10:27 Red Jimmy (zombie), Tamuken (zombie) ["Jimmy trips"] Accidental, Lost Endurance, Coup de grace

Yamauchi Kenji (山内健司) Kamaitachi (かまいたち) コンテスト常勝男 (The Ever-Victorious Konto Man) 2 3rd

3:44:52 Orange Zakoshi Tamuken ["Delayed He-monica"] Absurd, Physical, Prop
38:48 Red Hollywood Hollywood invites his helper, "Charming Jiro" to show "Female Version". Tells him to get changed and he comes back naked in lightning speed, hopping in and showing "Male Version" and "Female Version" (covering his penis by pulling his ballsack up). Routine, Absurd, Vulgar, Helper

Tamura Kenji (たむらけんじ) (solo) 関西のサイドビジネス王: (Kansai's Side-Business King) 3 9th

5:19:28 Yellow Kendo Takahashi During Takahashi's fit-sausages-into-mouth game, Kendo pops up with a surprising amount of sausages in his mouth suddenly. Traditional
2:49:35 Red (self), Kendo During waxing Kendo's pubes, now with Kendo having a harmonica in his mouth, he pulls the waxing strip and doesn't pull much, just snags. Kendo reacts to the pain and Tamura laughs ("When Kobayashi's penis, who has been so gentle all the time, went crazy like 'uueehh', that got me and I just can't hold back."). [Self-destruct, Absurd, Vulgar

Kendo Kobayashi (ケンドーコバヤシ) (solo) 不惑のテナーエロス (The Man of Tenor Eros) 2 5th

2:56:51 Orange Yamauchi, (self) Tamuken Tamuken wants to shave Kendo's pubes. Yamauchi says Kendo has a gentle penis, and Kendo smiles at the praise. Lost Concentration, Fun
46:26 Red Akiyama Akiyama brings an old lady to help him with gymnastics. After many skits, Akiyama finds a paper with "69" written on it and asks what 69 is. She replies "That's my age!". Traditional, Verbal, Helper

Hollywood Zakoshisyoh (ハリウッドザコシショウ) (solo) キングオブあらびき (The King of Sloppiness) 5 1st (survived)

04:47 Orange Akiyama (zombie) Akiyama arrives with the glued-on mask and talks to Hollywood: "You're being noisy, young man. You understand me? I can't take this anymore..." Hollywood smirks slightly. Strict, Absurd

Chihara Jr. (千原ジュニア) Chiharakyodai (千原兄弟) 理論派擬音ベシャリスト (The Logical Minded Veteran) 3 2nd

5:46:40 Yellow Hollywood Said to be laughing all along, but laughed at Hollywood's exaggerated Koizumi Junichiro impersonation. Warning, Absurd, Boke
5:31:08 Orange Takahashi, Hollywood Hollywood talks about losing his virginity (encouraged by Kendo writing "Purin Hime" on his water bottle, referencing that story), and Takahashi responds: so when you lost your virginity, and he asked "How did it go?", did you say that "something gummy just came out of me?". Verbal, Vulgar
28:32 Red Takahashi (zombie) Takahashi as a zombie brings out his helper impersonating Jouto no Teru from Be-Bop High School. "Gimme your pants, dude!" and tries to take off Junior's pants - Junior laughs because "it wasn't going smoothly at all". Absurd, Helper

Jimmy Onishi (ジミー大西) (solo) 超天然系核融合 (Super Absent-Minded Nuclear Weapon) 0 10th

5:37:34 Yellow Tamuken When everyone writes their names on the water bottles, Tamuken writes "Ichiro". ???
5:00:47 Orange Junior Junior writes Ichiro on the cups and passes it to Jimmy. ???
4:53:04 Red (self), Kobayashi Koba put the egg on the candle holder a long time ago. Each time Jimmy laughed, he pointed out the egg, waiting for it. Koba asks Jimmy to look at the egg, the contestants spur him on. Jimmy looks and laughs again. Everyone is baffled. Jimmy explains that he was surprised the scale didn't go down from the weight of the egg, not realizing that it was a candle holder and not a scale. ???, Accidental

My Opinion/Summary:
The only season where there was actually only one contestant making it to the end, due to pretty strict judging from Matsumoto. Also the season with the highest amount of helpers. The regular cast is good (Jimmy laughing at absolute nonsense is pretty funny). The Chinese parlor skit with Jimmy and Hollywood included is also really funny (even if it is a repeated routine), to me it feels like a "passing of the torch" from the more experimental "newer" era of Documental to a more established (with a touch of formulaic) Documental. It's tricky to rate because the regulars (especially as zombies) do very well and it's interesting to see a "one man left standing" situation finally happen, but I personally think the group dynamic in this season is a bit weak, and I just don't care for a lot of the non-regular cast, especially Yamauchi getting laughs by licking toes.
Jimmy: "Toro, toro!" (Give me toro, I want toro!) (トロ、トロ!)
Akiyama: "Here, toro toro toro..." (Here you go, toro)(はい、トロトロトロ。。。)
Jimmy: "Miko..." (みこ。。。)

Season 6

Family, family, family! ("You are trying to escape from the family.")
Documental Season 6 Contestants
Documental Season 6 Card Timeline
Winner: Yuriyan Retriever (3 uncarded, won 3-1-0 on points... or judge's decision, if you go by what Matsumoto's words imply)

Yuriyan Retriever (ゆりやんレトリィバァ) (solo) ぶっこみバイリンガール (The Smashing Bilingual Girl) 3 1st (survived uncarded, won on points)

Kurosawa Kazuko (黒沢かずこ) Morisantyu (森三中) 歌って踊れる肉塊 (Meat That Sings And Dances) 0 3rd (survived uncarded, lost on points)

Kondo Haruna (近藤春菜) Harisenbon (ハリセンボン) 返し技ファンタジスタ (The Counter Fantasista) 1 2nd (survived uncarded, lost on points)

Daigo (大悟) Chidori (千鳥) 荒くれハニカミ坊主 (The Rough and Shy Baldy) 1 10th

5:35:30 Yellow Jimmy Jimmy opens a soda bottle behind his back, it goes "Pssh!" and he says "Oh, is this soda?". Time not shown but happens during 5:35 and time shortly afterwards 5:31. Boke, Verbal
5:22:52 Safe Shoji ["Ramen, tsukemen, nukemen"]: Shoji, asked if he knows other people's gags, ends up botching Kanoh Eiko's "Ramen, tsukemen, ikemen" (saying nukemen instead, e.g.). Contemporary with Fujimon. Boke, Verbal
4:31:10 Orange (self), Jimmy ["Squeaker"]: After Jimmy washes his hair after the quail egg, Daigo gets Jimmy to sit and the squeaker sounds, but quieter than Daigo expected. Contemporary with Jinnai. Self-destruct, Unexpected
3:04:59 Red Jimmy Fujimon Fujimon gets Jimmy to clear his sinuses with wasabi, Jimmy rushes for soda water to get rid of the pain and says "You bastard... Fujimori..." to Fujimon (in Daigo's words: mistaking the name of his junior, who has been with him for several decades). Said by Matsumoto to be the fastest somebody's been out (not even close to being true, a total of 9 contestants have been expelled earlier in previous seasons). Boke, Verbal

Tomochika (友近) (solo) 変幻自在の憑依女王 (The Protean Imitation Queen) 5 4th (survived, lost on cards)

1:30:39 Orange (self), Yuriyan Kurosawa During the "cheap musical" targeting Fujimon, Tomochika laughs at herself and Yuriyan's nonsense. "This is dog? No, it's not dog. Dog is her. What? What? What is this? It's the bean!" and as Tomochika sings "Do-do-do-dog dog dog dog", she laughs. Fun, Joins In

Maeda Ken (真栄田賢) Slimclub (スリムクラブ) ハスキーボイスミュータント (Husky Voice Mutant) 2 5th (survived, lost on cards)

1:39:52 Yellow Shoji, Tomochika, Fujimo Shoji comes out dressed as a bee and tries to say he has an "immunity" (men-eki: 免疫). Tomochika asks if he means the Nagoya station. Fujimon tsukkomi by correcting her that's "mei-eki: 名駅". Maeda goes hmph. Strict, Verbal, Boke

Jinnai Tomonori (陣内智則) (solo) ミスター隠れ天然 (Mister Hidden Boke) 1 9th

4:31:10 Yellow Daigo, Jimmy ["Squeaker"] Unexpected
2:47:47 Orange Tomochika, Yuriyan Yuriyan and Tomochika's improvised geisha performance. Jinnai endures through the uncovered nipple, but loses it at the "Should I go this way? Nope, I'll go this way and turn around." (こっちに行こうか。やっぱりこっちだ振り向いて). Fujimon was close, but Jinnai was targeted, and from his position he "just saw a huge butt coming towards him". Targeted, Routine, Improvised
2:14:49 Red Tomochika, Yuriyan, Haruka Tomochika starts up another improvised geisha performance with Haruka. They target Jinnan who holds on, but just as Tomochika changes the tune and sings "Papa-ra-pa", Yuriyan appears and joins in the dance. Targeted, Routine, Improvised, Unexpected

Fujimoto Toshifumi (藤本敏史) Fujiwara (FUJIWARA) (no description) 1 7th

5:22:52 Safe Shoji ["Ramen, tsukemen, nukemen"] Boke, Verbal
3:34:18 Orange (self), Jinnai Fujimoto sings Jinnai's blue jeans song, and when Jinnai tsukkomis "Why are you looking this way, dude" Fujimon laughs. Self-destruct, Lost Concentration, Fun, Tsukkomi
12:41 Red Shoji Jimmy (zombie) Jimmy comes in a zombie and does Fujimon's wasabi. Boke, Absurd, Physical

Jimmy Onishi (ジミー大西) (solo) (no description) 4 8th

4:47:42 Yellow Maeda, (self) After Jimmy's first quail egg launch, as Jimmy is wandering around, Maeda spits out the "used" quail egg. Jimmy holds back for a bit but ultimately laughs. Counter, Vulgar
2:03:49 Orange Tomochika, Yuriyan After Jimmy comes out dressed as a villain and Yuriyan "battles him", Yuriyan randomly picks up a copy of "Brigham Young at Home" and starts reading from it in English, Tomochika interprets it in Japanese. Jimmy tries to run away and stick his head in the freezer, but he collapses at "A history of family" ("You are trying to escape."). "Family family family." ("You are trying to escape from the family."). Routine, Improvised, Targeted, Explosive
1:51:29 Red Maeda Maeda comes out (during the improv musical performance) in his red outfit and grass skirt. After the performance, he gets asked what this is, and replies "Infinite testicles syndrome" and moves the grass skirt to reveal the bulge of many balls. Jimmy doesn't even see the latter part, he just laughs at Infinite testicles syndrome. Fujimon calls it the "loudest laugh in Documental history". Verbal, Boke, Explosive

Murakami Shoji (村上ショージ) (solo) 昭和ギャグ怪人 (Showa Gag Geek) 2 6th

5:36:27 Yellow (self), Fujimon, Daigo Fujimon plays around with Shoji's old shirt and does the nipple "in or not in?" game, Daigo joins in, he gets impatient and gets asked to learn how to wait by Daigo and Fujimon, says ta-ha. Lost Concentration
3:40:44 Orange (self), Fujimon Attacking Fujimon trying not to laugh, he asks "Are you a rucksuck?". Fujimon corrects him - "It's rucksack", and he laughs naturally as he says "Oh yeah" to his own error. Lost Concentration
08:36 Red Tomochika Tomochika comes out in the adult video tennis outfit and crawls around looking for her ball. Her short skirt reveals her panties. Routine, Prepared, Vulgar
My Opinion/Summary:
The season known for having a large amount of female contestants, who ally for some pretty great improv routines. The Yuriyan / Tomochika alliance works pretty great, and Matsumoto is entirely right to say it would have been ok if Tomochika won too. I suspect that a lot of people really like this season, given how popular Joshimental is, but for me the non-female cast is weak. Especially the regulars: this is probably Jimmy's weakest season, and Fujimoto, as much as I like him, isn't really as good this season or the seasons after as he was in the classic era (I guess this is after the divorce, and after he changes his hairstyle to the horrible bangs he has now). Like Season 5, a bit of mixed bag for me.
Yuriyan: I will never stop!
Tomochika: Since the day we met, we are...

Season 7

Na! Ka! Ta! Na-ka-ta! I'm a peee-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-erfect human!
Documental Season 7 Contestants
Documental Season 7 Card Timeline
Winner: Hollywood (3 remaining, won 11-2-1 on points)

Nobu (ノブ) Chidori (千鳥) Gallery: ツッコミ界のクセ強者 (The Addictive Tsukkomi Dominant) / Contestant: ドキュメンタル最弱芸人 (The Weakest Comedian in Documental) 0 10th

5:40:28 Yellow Seiya Michio, (self) Michio feeds Nobu jelly and squeezes it suddenly, causing it to go everywhere. Though Nobu should be doing tsukkomi, it goes in Seiya's eye and he reacts with "Ah, it got in my eye!". Unexpected, Absurd
4:31:27 Orange Kato ["Oppai to Kitamura-san"]: Kato does Round 2 of his oppai gag, then suddenly switches to his Kitamura-san gag in the middle. Contemporary with Koyabu, who is safe. Boke, Absurd, Unexpected
4:20:35 Red Hollywood From 100% Akira exaggerated to a couple of Adamo-chan on a plate, but collapses when Hollywood reveals just his "chinbou" (penis). Vulgar, Routine, Absurd, Explosive

Kato Ayumu (加藤歩) Zabunguru (ザブングル) Gallery and Contestant: 悔恨の顔面凶器 (The Regretful Face Weapon) 2 2nd (survived, lost on points)

5:44:38 Yellow Tamura After Tamura's card, Tamura begins discussing whether he should continue or stop his Ciao, and Kato laughs because he thinks "How long is he going to go on about Ciao?". Boke, Absurd, Unexpected
3:28:25 Orange (self), Seiya During Seiya's impersonations game, Kato begins playing along with the Tenryuu impersonation and smiles during it. Joins in

Goto Terumoto (後藤輝基) Footballhour (フットボールアワー) Gallery: 鳥顔ギター男 (The Bird Face Guitar Man) / Contestant: ツッコミスナイパ (Tsukkomi Sniper) 2 6th

3:59:30 Safe Seiya, (self) Seiya places the delivery call for the paella after his pizza order as Goto does tsukkomi for the thing in his nose. The answer is "We're not close to you right now" - Seiya has no clue what this means. Goto barely holds it in as "we're not close to you at this time" (只今近くにおりません) makes no sense to hear as a response to placing a call for delivery. In his words: "今のだと聞いたことない。「近くにおりません」って出前の電話である!?" (I've never heard what I just heard now. "We are not nearby" for delivery!?). Unexpected
2:55:48 Yellow Hollywood Hollywood's first Sakura from Mr. Children impression. Routine, Prepared, Impersonation
1:18:44 Orange Hollywood Hollywood's Naoki Hanzawa impression. Asked to do Funakoshi Eiichiro's wife. Goes to phone - okaa-chan, okaa-chan! Hangs up and goes to Goto. Hanzawa again?... lapses back to Okaa-chan. Impersonation, Boke, Unexpected
46:22 Safe Koyabu Koyabu's helper Naoyuki Imabeppu - "Just to-touch my nipples again.". Boke, Helper
34:38 Red Zakoshi, Koyabu, (self) Spurs on Noyabu's helper Imabeppu to do Zakoshi's VTR "The answer is - anal!". Imabeppu and Zakoshi fall into a loop of Imabeppu: The answer was - anal! Hollywood: It's too dark, I can't see! But if I put on my contacts, the world chnanges! (refering an earlier impersonation). This loop continues until Goto gives in. Lost Endurance, Helper, Absurd, Vulgar

Seiya (せいや) Shimofuri Myojo (霜降り明星) Gallery and Contestant: 天真爛漫M-1王者 (The Naive M-1 Champion) 1 9th

4:38:04 Yellow (self), Kato Nobu Given as Kato's point. Seiya reads Kato's "Guitar Samurai" "book from the store manager" (comedian Yoku Hata's Guitar Samurai character book: ギター侍の書, a bit of a "classic" comedian from the early 00s) with stories ending with "tte iu jya naai? / zannen!" (Yoku Hata's gag). After a tsukkomi from Nobu and Seiya going on in the rhythm (see for reference), he laughs at the punchline, being able to see it before he says it. Even as everyone points to him for laughing and the siren goes off, he manages to finish. Joins in, Prop, Tsukkomi, Traditional
2:43:40 Orange Hollywood Hollywood's "サブリミナル効果" (Subliminal Effect) / Sean Ben-man video. Absurd
2:37:32 Red Hollywood The rest of Hollywood's "サブリミナル効果" (Subliminal Effect) / Sean Ben-man video. Absurd

Tamura Kenji (たむらけんじ) (solo) Gallery: 焼肉獅子舞 (The Grilled Meat Lion Dance) / Contestant: 関西のサイドビジネス王 (Kansai's Side Business King) 2 7th

5:48:30 Yellow Miyasako During an interaction with Miyasako, Miyasako brings up his stomach cancer. Unexpected, Unfunny
4:50:04 Orange (self), Goto During Tamuken's hyponesis noodle-eating skit, as Goto eats the noodles, Tamuken says "Raise your head" as his head was already raised, and Goto almost laughs, causing Tamuken to break down. Self-destruct, Counter, Verbal, Unexpected
1:32:10 Red (self) As the team discovers the soundboard keyboard, Tamura presses the leftmost key and gets Hamada's "Seika happyou!" (成果発表!/The results are!...) voice clip. Prop, Staff, Personal, Traditional

Hachimitsu Jiro (ハチミツ二郎) Tokyo Dynamite (東京ダイナマイト) Gallery: 蘇る金豚 (The Resurrection of Golden Pig - oddly enough, this is Yamamoto's title in both seasons he appears) / Contestant: 重量級ツブヤキスト (The Heavyweight Whisperer) 1] 3rd (survived, lost on points)

2:26:06 Yellow (self) Smiles normally while explaining "It's no good if you watch it, but also if you don't watch it" about Hollywood's videos. Lost Concentration

Koyabu Kazutoyo (小籔千豊) (solo) Gallery and Contestant: 新喜劇ベイダー (The New Comedy Vader) 1 tie for 4th

4:31:27 Safe Kato ["Oppai to Kitamura-san"] Boke, Absurd, Unexpected
1:53:53 Yellow Hollywood Hollywood's "fwah! fwah!" stretch pants from his Sakura from Mr. Children bit. Boke, Routine, Prepared, Absurd, Impersonation
17:31 Orange Hollywood, Kato Hollywood's helper Koume Dayu gives his performance, Kato gets angry and makes him suck his boobs gag from earlier, which have nipples. Helper, Vulgar, Absurd
01:29 Red Hollywood (self) ["Perfect Human Last-Minute Double Elimination]: Koyabu's right foot smells, Kato licks it, but then Hollywood flies against it with his head (the "Flying Man" choreography from Perfect Human) while chanting "Na-ka-ta! Nakata! I'm a peeeeerfect human!" (ref: the chorus of Perfect Human, sort of like a Japanese Gangnam Style, Miyasako collapses to his knees with a grin and Koyabu's face stretches open like Jimmy's does when he tries to hold back a laugh. Counter, Absurd, Boke

Michio (みちお) Tom Brown (トム・ブラウン) Gallery and Contestant: 不可思議ペンギン男 (The Incredible/Insane Penguin Man) 0 8th

5:23:01 Orange (self), Goto Shows photo of Adamo-chan in makeup even in transit to next show to Goto, Goto's tsukkomi gets him. Counter, Tsukkomi
2:30:34 Red Tamura, Hollywood During Hollywood's sunglasses zoom video ("Sunplaza Nakano getting huge"), Michio holds it, but Tamura retches from holding in the laugh and that gets Michio. Lost Endurance, Coup de grace, Unexpected, Impersonation

Miyasako Hiroyuki (宮迫博之) Ameagari-Kesshitai (雨上がり決死隊) Gallery and Contesant: 決死のオフホワイト芸人 (The Desperate Off-White Comedian) 1 tie for 4th

2:04:55 Yellow (self) Says "I'm tired" and grins normally after "Of course you're tired" - lets his guard down. Lost Concentration
33:44 Orange Hollywood Hollywood's "two-sword attack" with two repeating monkeys, Miyasako cracks at the accidental time lag. Unexpected, Prop, Boke
01:29 Red Hollywood Koyabu ["Perfect Human Last-Minute Double Elimination] Passive, Absurd, Boke

Hollywood Zakoshisyoh (ハリウッドザコシショウ) (solo) Gallery: ハンマカンマの住人 (The Citizen of 'Hanma Kanma') / Contesant: 超攻撃型ドキュメンタリスト (The Super Aggressive Documentalist) 11 (!!) 1st (survived, won on points)

3:21:55 Yellow Hachimitsu Hachimitsu's Kim Jong-nam impersonation through the sliding door: "Sorry for using other people's passports.". Impersonation
My Opinion/Summary:
I suspect a lot of people dislike this season because of Kato (and Seiya, as per a commenter in the last thread) getting away with laughing and take a lot of control. But I actually like this season more than Seasons 5 and 7! I guess the group dynamic reminds me of Season 4. We have a lot of fresh faces, Hollywood is somehow even stronger than he is in Season 5 (this season marks the most dominant performance of a contestant we'll probably ever see: a whopping eleven points), and the mix of contestants just feels right to me (except Hachimitsu doesn't do much). It's probably objectively worse than Seasons 5 and 6, but it just hits the spot for me. Koyabu's face peeling and Miyasako collapsing to his knees in the penultimate minute at Hollywood's gag will always live on in my mind, as will Seiya managing to hold on, asking to let him finish with the Guitar Samurai reading even as he starts laughing, people start pointing, and the siren goes off - Zannen!!!
Hollywood: Two pieces of squid!? (イカ2貫!?) (exaggerated Chidori Nobu's gag)
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2023.06.11 01:03 madmaxGMR I have no one to tell this to.

We have been married for 14 years. She hasnt spoken to me in 2 months. Neither has our daughter. It was my birthday last month. We all live together and see eachother every day. I havent hit/abused any of them. EVER. I screamed and cursed in frustration last we spoke, because of the things they were doing to me. They are walking around the house whispering in my presence, and it gets quiet every time i enter the room. I feel like a monster in my own house. Im just going through the motions waiting to get to bedtime, so i can be unconscious . I ask them both why havent they talked to me. "Well, you havent talked to us either". They leave together, do things, i just go to work for 13 hours and sleep. They sometimes passionately hug in front of me like they havent seen each other for years. "I love you so much !". Im still not being talked to. They go in the bathroom and talk, or whisper. I come from work, no one acknowledges my presence. She comes from work, daughter gets up and hugs her. Before all this I had asked our daughter to watch a movie, tell me how was school. "No. Fine". Meanwhile, she binges entire TV shows with her mother. She takes the blankets in our daughter`s bedroom and sleeps there with her, while i sleep alone. Dont drink from that, your father drank from it. Do put that blanket on you, your father used it. I feel like a leper, but i have no disease. When are not talking she likes to buy herself flowers, just to make me wonder if this is it, and she has someone else. I hear my wife talking to her mother on the phone. Her mom is basically a saint in her mind. I hear bits and pieces. She tells her im a dickhead, dumbass, that i was whining about my legs hurting one week when i came from work, that ive done this and that. Basically painting me a psychopath with stuff taken out of context, or borderline lies. Yeah, i scream and swear, logic and common sense just hits a wall, but what she tells her, isnt me. Her mom probably asks about divorce cause wife then says "yeah, but this asshole will probably try to stall". They talk about how she hasnt enough money to move out right now, and how i am able to move if i want, cause i drive. She says i make more money than her, even though im less educated. I can hear the despise in her voice. She has been using money from our shared account to pay for rent and everything, while she collects money in her private account, from her salary. I dont have access to that. Ask why ? Cause you make more money. In the past 12 years i have paid for 80% of all expenses. Vacations they both went while i worked, lessons for this, lessons for that, new teeth for her, braces for the child, etc. A few years ago she let 6 months go by without talking to me. She has made it clear she hates how i look. She hates my used clothes. I try not to spend money on clothes, we are almost poor, and her vacations arent helping. She "suggested" my pay go into her account, and then she would send me what i need, back. Why ? "Because i will save our money in my account". Fine. All our arguments go nowhere, if i point out something true that doesnt help her argument, then she changes subject. If i follow that new subject to its completion, then go back to what we were talking, she either changes it again, or pretends like she has had enough of this discussion and usually ends in an ultimatum or just pouts. She usually changes the subject until i get angry, at which point she changes the subject to why am i screaming. She has NEVER, during an argument, stopped and said "ok, youre right, its my fault". She will act upset for ever, as ive mentioned above, 6 months is the record. How did i get here ? Going back 14 years ago, our first weeks together, i noticed she would get upset very easily, about the most random pointless things. I tried joking about it, thought it was some sort of game. Nope. I tried avoiding making mistakes. Nope, again, random shit no one would think about at random times. I once said, in our first month together "Cmon, dude". Had to apologise for that. Thats how i started apologising for everything, even stuff i didnt believe in. After a while, i had developed a morbid curiosity, i wanted to see how far she will push me to apologise before something might click in her head that "ok, ive gone too far making this guy feel guilty". It never did. At one point I was apologising for apologising, and she was frustrated that i was doing so much apologising, and maybe i should stop making mistakes. Our daughter would also develop this apologising automatic response as a child. When we dated, she used to ask me to make her sandwiches. How many do you want ? 8. Ok. And no, she didnt eat 8 fucking sandwiches, she just liked to see me comply. She found it cute that i "took care of her", and said thats what a man is supposed to do to a woman. And when i asked what her "duty" was, she would avoid the subject, and try to get angry that i wasnt thankful enough that a woman like her would even look at me, and that i might expect something from her.
Just some things that always bothered me
I know im done. I hate i forgot so many bad things she did, if only i could remember them all at once, i could leave with a clear head. And i hate that i gave a shit. I hate that i gave precisely the shits i knew i had to give, not to end up here. Dont fuck other women, dont drink, dont throw money out the window. I hate i somehow have become my father, and will have to leave my family. My emotionally abusive family led by a narcissist that has taught our daughter to hate and ignore and hurt others. And our daughter will do that to whatever SO she ends up with, probably blame it on me, cause i was a bad father that left. I hate continuous stupidity. Stupidity that crosses the generation to infect the next generation, just cause the parents couldn't be honest about their own faults. I hate she drained the patience out of me, and now i cant deal with this shit coming from my daughter, and all i can do is scream. I hate she changes the rules of the game just to suit her, when i would have been perfectly willing to comply to whatever game she would have wanted to play, just be consistent. I hate that it that wasnt enough for her. I hate every minute of my life, nothing is worth doing, its all tainted by stupidity, waste and mean-ness. The future isnt worth putting effort in, and the past is just a reminder of where exactly i fucked up. I hate that i dont have the balls to kill myself, and in the years ive thought about it, i havent come any closer to get myself to do it. I hate that i have to end this post, cause it means i go back to the fucking waking nightmare.
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2023.06.11 00:56 MinePopsSeverely Malcolm in the End

Malcolm's footsteps attempted to fill the house with sound, but they drowned in it's hollow skeleton. The bedrooms held no sleep. The refrigerator held no food. The windows held no world outside.
The bodies of his family sat around the kitchen table. Waiting. Their eyes had long since adjusted to the dark.
One member was missing. Dewey. He had disappeared too many years ago. Nobody knew where he had gone. Nobody expected him to come back.
Malcolm's turned to the camera. "I know this might seem bad, but there's no need to worry. We'll definitely get a reboot this year."
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2023.06.11 00:53 SuperiorArty [USA] [H] Nintendo Switch, 3DS, DS, Gamecube, Wii/U games, Xbox Games, Playstation Games, Various Collectibles [W] Trails of Cold Steel IV (Switch), Atelier Ryza 3, Danganronpa Decadence, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1), Themed/Limited Edition 3DS consoles, Pokemon Switch Lite, Nintendo Games offers

Nintendo Switch games LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition (Missing game, DLC code unused. Included Blue Milk Luke minifig) Monster Hunter Rise Collectors Edition (Game and Amiibo opened) Pokemon Sword w/ Expansion Pass (loose) Pokemon Violet (Digital) Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition Sonic Frontiers Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna 2 w/ dlc code Yurukill No Man's Sky Cuphead Jojo's Bizarre Adventures All Star Battle R Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles Samurai Jack Battle Through Time (LRG release) Disgaea 5 13 Sentinel: Aegis Rim Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Wonder Boy: The Dragon Trap No More Heroes 3 Disgaea 1 complete Lost Child Jump Force Deluxe Capcom Fighting Collection Monster Hunter Generations (Sealed) Little Nightmares 2 Balan Wonderworld Katamari Damacy Reroll Sonic Mania Plus (w/ Outer Box and Art Book) Toki Retrocollectors Edition Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers Binding of Isaac (First print) Atari Flashback collection Scott Pilgrim vs the World (Best Buy version, Sealed)

DS/3DS Shin Megami Tensei IV (Limited Edition) CiB (Outer Box sleeve is damaged) Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney CiB Pokemon Alpha Sapphie (Nib, cut on seal) Pokemon Ultra Moon (Nib, cut on seal) Pokemon HeartGold (Loose, authentic) Senran Kagura: Deep Crimson Double D Edition (Nib) Pokemon Ultra Sun (CiB) Tekken 3D Prime CiB Style Savvy Fashion Forward CiB Pac-man & Galaga Dimensions CiB Tales of Abyss Warioware Gold (NiB, cut in seal tho) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Persona Q themed carry case for 3DS systems (Came with the Limited Edition) Dragon Ball Fusions Hyrule Warriors Legends New Super Mario Bros 2 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Original DS version, No manual) Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Street Fighter IV 3D (Loose)

Wii/Wii U Xenoblade Chronicle X New Super Mario bros U + Luigi U Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Minecraft Star Fox Zero w/ Star Fox Guard LEGO: Jurassic Park, The Force Awakens, and City Undercover Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Hyrule Warriors Breath of the Wild Super Smash Bros Wii U Wii Party A bunch of Wii motes (Most White, a few Black)

SNES Super Mario All Stars (CiB) Super Mario All Stars (Loose)
N64 (All Loose) Super Mario 64 Excitebike 64 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Cruisin USA Jet Force Gemini

GBA Super Mario Advance (Loose) Pink GBA SP (AGS 101) Gameboy Camera (Red)
Gamecube Super Mario Sunshine (Black Label) Super Smash Bros Melee (Players Choice, no manual) Spartan Total Warrior (Missing Manual) Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Loose) Sega Soccer Slam (Loose) Action Replay MAX (Disc only) Crash Nitro Racing
Gold Mega Man (Sealed) Luigi (Mario Series) (OOB, but I have the original Box) Pit (Smash) (OOB) Fire Emblem Tiki (NiB)
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PS1 Digimon World (Missing manual) Gran Turismo Star Wars Rebel Assault 2 Twisted Metal Small Brawl Grand Theft Auto 2 Star Wars Dark Force MDK Midway Arcade's Greatest Hits 2 Rainbow Six Lone Wolf Micomaniacs Racing Rayman Brain Games Dance Dance Revolution Konamix Dance Dance Revolution
PS2 Clock Tower 3 Silent Hill 2 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Crash BAndicoot: Wrath of Cortex Dynasty Warriors 5 Extreme Legends Grand Theft Auto Vice City Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Gran Turismo 3 Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts 2 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Madden 10 Nickolodeon's Barnyard Garfield: Lasagna World Tour Atari Anthology NBA Streets Vol 2 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4
PS3 Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time Rango Call of Duty Black Ops 2 NBA 2k18 Metal Gear Solid 4 God of War Collection Alien vs Predator Ultra Street Fighter IV
PS4 Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Steelbook) Lego Dimensions (Game & Case) Psychonauts (LRG variant) Infamous Second Son (Limited Edition) God Wars Walking Dead Complete Season 1 + 400 Days and Season 2 Trails of Cold Steel 3 Walking Dead: A New Frontier Playstation move controller

PSP (loose unless stated otherwise) Hammerin Hero (CiB) The 3rd Birthday (CiB) Metal Gear Acid (CiB) GTA Vice City Stories (CiB) Legend of Heroes (CiB) Legend of Heroes II (CiB) Gran Turismo (CiB) Def Jam fight for ny the takeover Metal Gear Solid (Peace Walker) (CiB) Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron Ridge Race (CiB) Namco Museum (CiB) The Warriors Spider-Man: Web of Shadows GTA: Vice City Stories Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max Little Big Planet Fifa 08 Sid Meier's Pirates Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes NBA 06 Cars: Race-o-rama Sims Pets Daxter
Xbox One Sea of Thieves (Sealed) Assasins Ceed Odyssey (Gold/Steelbook Edition) Kingdom Hearts 3 Resident Evil 2 (Disc Only) Stardew Valley Minecraft Witcher 3 Titanfall Titanfall 2 Mortal Kombat X Gears of WaRare Replay Overwatch Assassins Creed Unity Killer Instinct Battlefield 1 Skyrim Special Edition Forza 5 limited edition Shenmue 1-2 Alien Isolation Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Crash Bandicoot N Sane trilogy Crash Team Racing Nitro Refuel Quantum Break Limited Edition Gears of War 4 controller (Red) Limited Edition Gears of War 4 controller (Grey) OG Xbox Destroy all Humans 2 Legacy of Kain Defiance Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Samurai Warriors Spyro: A New Beginning Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 Crash Twinsanity King of Fighters Neowave Jade Empire Soul Calibur 2 Morrowind Mercenaries 007: Agents under fire 007: Everything or Nothing
Xbox 360 Injustice Oblivion Fallout 3 Assassins Creed 3 Battlefield 3 Call of Duty 2 and World at War Far Cry 3 Fable Forza 2 Sega Dreamcast Collection Red Dead Redemption Perfect Dark Zero Hitman Blood Money Batman Arkham Origins Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 Fifa Streets 3 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga! The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition Assassins Creed Brotherhood Assassins Creed Splinter Cell Conviction Turok Terraria Spider-man: shattered dimensions Driver San Francisco Dead Space 2 Call of Duty Modern Warfare Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Assassins Creed 3 Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Crackdown Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Darksiders Zone of the Enders Collection Call of Duty Black Ops 2 NCAA Football 12 Xbox consoles/Accessories Xbox 360 Slim Various Wireless Xbox 360 controllers Various wired Xbox 360 controllers Xbox on controller (Gears of War Fennix edition) Black Xbox One Controller Xbox 360 Wifi Adapter
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Nintendo Switch Wants Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive AI The Somnium Files 2: Nirvana Trail of Cold Steel 4 Danganronpa Decadence Samurai Warrior 5 Dynasty Warrior 9 Empires Ace Attorney Trilogy Ori Collection Metroid Dread Octopath Traveler NEO The World Ends With You Neptunia Games Gunvolt Chronicles luminous avenger ix (low want) Koei Tecmo WarrioMusou games Various Limited Run Games (prefer opened/CiB but dont mind sealed) Nintendo Switch Lite (Pokemon edition preferred) Neptunia X Senran kagura Blue Reflection
3/DS wants Yokai Watch Blasters Red Shin Megami Devil Survivor 2 and Overclocked (3DS versions perferred) SMT Soul Hackers Dragon Quest IV and VI Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks Kirby: Planet Robobot Persona Q2 Mario & Luigi Dream Team and Superstar Saga (3DS Remake) Metal Gear Solid 3D Ever Oasis Project X Zone 1 and 2 Corpse Party Star Fox 64 3D Luigi's Mansion Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Rhythm Thief Hatsune Miku
Playstation Wants Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1) Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise Berserk PS4 Yakuza 0, Kiwami 1, 6 and 7 Danganronpa: Another Episode (PS4) PS Vita system (Slim Only) Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS4 version only)
PSP Wants Final Fantasy I/IV Remakes Power Stone Collection Persona 3 Portable Persona 1 (Case and Manual) Metal Slugs Collections/Compilations/Anthology Games RPG Games

Case and Manual Pokemon White 2 Pokemon White Pokemon HeartGold Castlevania Order of Ecclesia
I am also open to looking at your list, as there's tons of stuff that interest me asides from what I have listed. However, I am not interested in digital items as I prefer to collect/own games physically if possible.
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2023.06.11 00:47 Blanco_ice Never Quit

In 2013 I moved to NYC with big dreams of making it somehow, someway, in something. I knew nobody, had no connections, my English was good but not great and I had never before started a company of any kind. Company 1: in 2014 I launched Beyond Neutral it was an organic cold pressed alkaline-forming line of fresh juices (when juicing was a real trend). Our problems were: 1. Saturated market 2. Short shelf life 3. Some were high in sugar 4. Needed refrigeration 5. Pricey Company 2: In 2015 we pivoted to Shotco. A line of organic shots. Meant to be taken at different times of day like a vitamin. These shots solved many of our previous problems but they created one big one. At the time it was only us and maybe 2 other companies, we were going to need to do a lot of consumer education. We raised a 6 figure seed round but ultimately after 2+ years we shut down the company. Company 3: 4 Months before Covid hit I had this idea to eliminate single use cups in coffee shops. The idea was a cup that would connect to an app, you would pre order your coffee, and the barista could scan and make your desired cup. I raised a small pre seed of 50k, found a manufacturer in China but right then Covid hit and we hit a wall. Our biggest issue was that coffee shops would not under any circumstance accept cups from outside and China was a big issue as well. Bye Bye coffee business. Company 4: This was more of a little side project, Lettair was a way to write someone a letter online and we would create and mail the actual thing on your behalf. Bad idea, bad execution, I shut it down pretty quickly. Company 5: 2021: Wilde,r a marketplace for booking outdoor guides. This was crazy, I managed to get a decent amount of hype with people who wanted to join the company, people who wanted to invest and I was able to create a waitlist of a few hundred ppl before we even launched. however within a few months (as we were building) my cofounder left unexpectedly (family issues was the official story) and after that, everything kinda dissolved fairly quickly within a couple of months. The momentum, the hype, the inertia, all gone. Company 6: 2023, I reconnected with a childhood friend who I hadn’t talked to in a long time. We had a long conversation and at the end decided to both make a list of potential ideas we would like to work on. Which is how The Woof was born. While it's still early we are both really into it, enjoying what we are doing, enjoying working together and solving problems and learning how we grow & scale. So far we are happy with our progress and hope we can hit our end year goal. Conclusion: While I still do not have that fairytale ending (yet) I never let my failures dissuade me from trying again, learning my lessons, and improving. Don't listen to all the overnight success stories you see on social media they are either lies or outliers. Most of the entrepreneurs I know and have chatted with have taken the long hard road. If you fail 3 times, you get up 4 times. Don't let the fact that it didn’t go your way today, stop you from trying tomorrow, that's it.
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2023.06.11 00:45 UniversityNormal5394 I don’t get it

I don’t get it
I’m tired and I don’t shop that much because of my ft job! I tip great ! Why are they shopping the freezer first! It’s not a lot of items I get it, but they are also doing multiple orders! No contact at all and I don’t want to annoy them! Hopefully the ice cream isn’t completely melted!
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2023.06.11 00:37 Optimal_Ad_1847 25 [M4F] Houston, TX/Anywhere Seeking a connection leading to Relationship

I am from Houston, Texas. Well, I live just outside of Houston, but people who live near Houston usually say they are from Houston.
Anyway, I am 25 years old, and I am studying medicine. I work part time as an uber eats driver. This is going to be a long post.
Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies are similar to most people, and we don't have to share the same hobbies or interests. - Movies and TV (Sci-fi, horror, and crime) - Exercising, especially running - Food (Thai, Mediterranean, and Indian) - Reading - Boardgames and videogames - Nature-y stuff. Walking outside. - Music (Instrumental, orchestral, and rap). I listen to songs from each genre. - Investing
I want to pickup more hobbies and interests. I would like to learn how to play the piano and violin. I want to learn a new language. I want to do outdoor activities such as hiking and maybe even camping. I have always wanted to learn video effects. It's great if you do one or multiple of these things, so I can learn or participate too. We can pickup a joint hobby too. However, I am a homebody, but I do want to try new things. Hence, I would describe myself as reserved, calm, but adventurous.
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2023.06.11 00:35 RabideauPublishing The Great King

Once upon a time, in the magical kingdom of Thelastone, a newly crowned king and queen were besieged.

The fortress Caer Espin was old, and its walls stood strong. But the people were unaccustomed to war. Neighbors on every side were less than friendly, but very rarely did the ancient rivalries flare up.

Legends tell of a hero, a man of unmatched strength and wisdom, who would appear when Thelastone faced its most dire threats. Stories passed down by kings spoke of a silver tipped horn which could be used to summon the hero.

The king, an elf (for many creatures called Thelastone home), feared for his people and his life. Horn in hand, he climbed the tallest tower and blew a mighty blast. But only the softest of notes came forth, and vanished in the wind. The king waited, but the enemy’s fires were undimmed, and their banners did not lower. Dejected, he joined his queen and retired to their bedchamber.

There waiting was a man. Humans had not visited these realms for millennia, the last being driven out in ancient war. This man stood tall, clad in silvery mithril armor and armed with a sword on his hip and a dagger on his thigh. Platemail and chainmail, not bulky but slim, woven together in a fashion lost to Thelastone with the humans themselves. His face was clean shaven and his features sharp, and his head unadorned.

Alarmed, the king called for his guards. They rushed in and attacked the intruder. In a blink of an eye, they had been disarmed and pushed back. The man had not taken a single step. It was then the king noticed the crest of Thelastone on the man’s armor, below the personal crest of a king.

He introduced himself to the astonished king and queen. He is a great king of Thelastone of ancient days, the last of twelve great kings, lord of the realm, and master of Caer Espin. He heard the horn, and had arrived to lead them to victory.

The crowned king wept with joy at this news. Together they made plans, and the very next day the great king appeared to the troops, organized them into an army, and drove back the invaders. But the war was not over. The enemy was still gathering their forces at Caer Tresiv, beyond the border of Thelastone.

The great king was not concerned. He had fought this nation many times, and knew all their tactics. He knew when they would charge and where they would ambush, and how they would surrender. A simple strategy, one he had used dozens of times before, would be enough to win the war with few casualties.

It would take a week to prepare their counterattack. In that time lay an annual banquet, a tradition as old as the fortress itself. “Do it”, the great king said, “It will be good for morale”. So the banquet went on as scheduled.

While both the banquet and the counterattack were being planned, the great king joined the crowned king in the courtyard. Surrounded by statues of kings past, they sparred together. The great king slowed his movements and explained his motions as best as the crowned king could understand. He told him to wield his sword and attack with all his might. The crowned king fought with the skill of a seasoned swordsman, but the great king defended himself easily. He bested his opponent without ever moving his feet. The crowned king thanked him and took to heart what he learned.

But during a planning session, the crowned king was humbled. As the great king was explaining their path to Caer Tresiv, the crowned king made an adjustment. With the great king’s expertise, he said, it would be trivial to attack head on rather than from the side. To beat a superior force without sneaking around the mountain would both reduce the cost of supplies and instill fear in the enemy for generations to come.

The great king scowled, and turned to face him. “I win every battle because I only fight the battles I can win. You are the crowned king, and you rule these lands in the name of your fathers and kings before you. But I am the great king, lord of Thelastone, master of all who live in my realm. I am the final authority while I stand in my kingdom.” With this the crowned king raged for a moment, and nearly ordered his guards to subdue the great king. But the guards would have refused. The crowned king came to himself and trembled, and bowed to the great king. The great king accepted his apology and held no ill will from the crowned king’s challenge.

The night of the ball came. The great king, despite his rebuke earlier, declined the king’s seat at the head of the table and chose a simple chair at his side. With music and dancing and all manner of food, only slightly diminished with preparations for the war, the merrymaking lasted long into the night. The great king joined the dancers, and every maiden clamored for his hand as he showed them elegant dances from the founding of the kingdom.

But the great king was saddened by something. He would sometimes ask if they had a dish they had never heard of, or stare at a wall and explain a tapestry describing a battle was missing. The night wore on, and eventually the great king wandered into the moonlight courtyard. The crowned king followed him.

The twelve statues surrounded them with dull, weathered stone. They had been magnificent once, the great king explained. Twelve statues, each wielding a golden crown and a silver sword. Those had been sold long ago, and now the crumbling stone was all that remained of the twelve great kings of Thelastone. With a start, the crowned king realized they were standing in front of the statue of the great king himself.

The great king was lost in thought for some time. Go back inside, he said. He would stand for a moment more. The crowned king rejoined the ball. After some time he looked for the great king. But he was not at the banquet, nor was he in the courtyard.

Silently, the great king moved through the bowels of Caer Espin. Dusty passageways long since forgotten led to a secret room. Torches burst into blue flames at his entrance. Across one wall were suits of silvery armor, with the great king’s crest just visible under millennia of dust. The other walls held weapons and multicolored vials and bookcases full of secrets, all standing in order. But the great king ignored all of these and opened an ornate cabinet. He withdrew a single, shining gem and turned back the way he came. The room closed behind him forever.

The day of the battle came. The grand army of Thelastone, with both kings at its head, marched on Caer Tresiv with great resolve. The first line of defense met them in the field. Archers rained arrows on the enemy ranks, and when enemy cavalry responded, pikemen appeared from the bushes and broke their charge. Swordsmen rushed at the enemy ranks, and ballistas battered the enemy from the hills. The first line of defense collapsed, and the Thelastone army followed the routing troops to Caer Tresiv itself.

There they met much greater resistance. It had been built in the same manner as Caer Espin, with multiple rings of thick walls and tall turrets. Catapults hurled stones from atop the walls further than the ballistas could reach. A great company waited just inside the gates.

Taking a horse, the great king led a company of cavalry in a charge. The gates were open to accept the soldiers retreating from the first battle. It was here the great king flung himself into the melee. His horse was felled by an arrow, and he jumped to the ground. He strode through the enemy ranks as if through a garden, and only the flashing of his sword suggested he was in combat.

The catapults had focused on the cavalry charge, but now they could not fire without hitting their own troops. Too late, they noticed the archers creeping up to the south wall and notching their arrows. Volley after volley cleared the walls of defenders. Infantry rushed forward with hooks and ladders.

The crowned king pushed on, lamenting that the great king had left him so early. He and his troops reached the main gate and the courtyard beyond, where bodies of the great king’s enemies still bled. But the great king was nowhere to be found.

The great king had left the courtyard. Only a few defenders remained there, and the Thelastonian horsemen could take care of those. Someone had closed the gate, but it mattered little. If the crowned king had followed orders, and if the defenders neglected the south wall like they always did, infantry would be climbing the walls and entering the outer ring. He entered the keep unnoticed and climbed the stairs to the great hall.

There waited the enemy king and two of his bodyguards. Their armor was heavy, and they spun battleaxes as easily as broomsticks. The king drew his sword, a renowned heirloom the great king had faced twice before in different hands.

“You cannot defeat me,” the enemy king boasted. “I know what you are, just as you know this sword! I will end you!” But the great king did not stop. No matter what odds he faced before, he had been unhurried. But now he rushed forward, and with a mighty thrust pierced the enemy king’s armor. With two more blows, the bodyguards joined their liege in staining the carpet red.

The great king dropped his sword. The empty sheath tapped at his leg as he ripped an ancient tapestry from the wall and opened the door behind it.

The battle outside was slowing. Sounds of violence faded away as the crowned king observed the bodies in the great hall with growing unease. The great king was here, but no longer. And he left his sword. The crowned king picked it up and wiped away the blood. The enemy king’s legendary sword glistened, but he knew the great king’s blade was greater.

A tapestry had fallen across the room. Peering closer, he saw an open door hiding in the shadows. The apprehension growing in his chest increased. He ran to the door and crept down the passageway, sword in hand.

Down, down, down, the passage went. Twisting and turning, the passage led away from the castle and under the mountain. No doors or paths led to the side. At last, the tunnel opened into a vast chamber. It was too large and too dark to see the far walls, but the smooth stone curved at the edges and a great well stood at what must be the center.

From a hole in the ceiling, the glow of magic flowed like water into the well. The great king stood facing it, his back to the entrance. His commanding presence was gone, and his posture stooped. At the crowned king’s approach, he raised his head.

“The battle is over, I take it.” He did not turn. The magic pouring from the ceiling met the magic in the well with a noise like soft rain, but did not ripple the surface.

“Caer Tresiv is ours. But you…this wasn’t the plan.”

The great king turned to face him. In the dim light of the magic’s glow, he suddenly looked exhausted. “This was always the plan. I’m tired. I’m done. I miss my home.”

“But…my liege…” The crowned king choked out those last words. “This is your home. You’ve made that clear.”

“No. It was once, but no longer. Not for centuries have I been welcome here. My people have left, and their customs with them. The remainder, the new races who inherited this kingdom, are all deserving of its riches. But they are not mine, and I cannot bring myself to fight any longer.” The great king gestured to the well. “Here is the source of the horn’s enchantment. It was here, while Caer Tresiv belonged to Thelastone, I bound myself to the horn for the sake of my children and all their descendants. But my children have been helped and are long gone, and their descendants with them. There is nothing for me here anymore.”

The crowned king was speechless. Only a week ago the great king had been a myth. Now, ancient history had come to life with a terrible power, and the crowned king could just glimpse the wealth and splendor of Thelastone during the reign of the great kings of old.

“We are still your subjects! You don’t need to follow the horn. If future generations do not need you, stay here and return Thelastone to its glory! I will gladly give you the throne and help you create your empire in your image!”

But the great king shook his head. “A lifetime I have already ruled, and my legacy has finished. My purpose has been fulfilled.” He saw the sword in the crowned king’s hand and smiled. “You already have a piece of my legacy.” He undid his belt and tossed the scabbard in the crowned king’s direction. “It suits you. Make it part of your own.”

The crowned king watched silently as the great king took a gem from his pocket. It sparkled with a magic like in the well, but much greater. In the darkness it shone like a star. The great king held it over the well for a moment, and let it drop.

There was no explosion, or flash of magic. Particles like dust rose from the surface of the well and floated through the air. The light slowly filled the space, and the crowned king was distracted by the discovery of statues and carvings lining the walls. He turned back just in time to see the great king, glowing with magic, reach out tenderly before him. His caress was returned by an ethereal figure, just barely visible, of a woman wearing a cloak and a crown.

Both figures faded from view. Nothing remained behind, except the great king’s sword and scabbard. The pool of magic dimmed and died. The beauty of the walls were once again hidden by darkness. The well had been extinguished.

In the flicker of candlelight, the king retrieved the scabbard and made his way back to Caer Tresiv. An era had ended, and a new era was about to begin. Generations previous had been protected by a hero. It had slowed the decline of Thelastone, and given their enemies pause. But that comfort was gone. Their people must rise on their own strength to survive the centuries ahead.

The king deliberated for a few moments, and finally girded the sword at his waist. The handle fit his hand perfectly, and the blade sung through the air and sparkled in the sun. The great king had not won through enchantment, but with strength and cunning. Through bravery and leadership. The glory of Thelastone past, so distant none remembered the history he had glimpsed on the walls of the well, could be had again.

A new legend must be born, he decided.
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2023.06.11 00:34 Plenty_Coffee_8753 Am I doomed to a life of solitude and poverty?

I’m a 33 year old male with no job living at home. I’ve suffered with mental illness my entire life. I have a criminal record because of it. Not to mention I hate my appearance I’m 5’7, have crooked teeth, a small penis and I’m possibly balding as well as being fat. I am far from a catch for any woman. I have no friends. I’m also scarred from self harm and have stretch marks from my weight and I’m missing a tooth due to neglect of myself. My jaw is misaligned as well resulting in me having difficulties.
I’ve read studies that taller men get more money, and tend to be seen as more powerful and wealthy. I’ve read studies that basically prove women statistically don’t want me. The only good things I have going for me are that I’m funny, somewhat intelligent and somewhat handsome and I consider myself a genuinely kind person. I look for all ways to help people. I’m working on being a volunteer firefighter and I’ve worked in the past as a crisis counselor. But I know this world has plenty of kind people. Nothing I’m doing is anymore special than someone without my short comings . I hate everything about myself, I’ve compared my penis size to porn, both professional and amateur.
But I even feel like I’m just blowing smoke up my own ass. I’m making attempts to better myself by going to college and taking it seriously this time. But even then I feel like the only way I will make up for these shortcomings is by becoming a billionaire which is slim. I’ve had some luck with women having one girlfriend my entire life. But I know the women I truly want and desire do not want me. I’ve had some women that were gorgeous smile at me.
But I frequently just look down and not smile because I hate my smile. I’ve also read that taller people make more money and have more success with women. I frequently question why god made me this way. My brother died during birth and I was a premature birth, part of me wishes I had died too. Why am I on this earth? Is it a cruel joke by god? My race is also not desirable to modern women. I’ve read studies that other races have higher testosterone and are seen as more masculine. (I’m white)
I’ve contemplated suicide for the longest time, I attempted to swallow pills and die and it didn’t work out. I for some reason cling to the hope that things will get better. I don’t know why I bother clinging to hope when the harsh reality of the world is infront of me. I might as well be dead in hopes that the next life might be better. I don’t know how to compensate.
I can’t help but to think if I didn’t have all of this wrong with me that I wouldn’t be depressed or have mental illness. If do happen to meet a woman I’ll have to accept the fact that I’ll inevitably be cheated on. Someone like me can’t have standards.
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2023.06.11 00:31 LinguisticsTurtle Update on the matter of anti-diplomacy hurdles.

I wonder if anyone new to this sub (or people who have been here from the start too...anyone really) has anything to add to the two columns here:
u/AttakTheZak made two categories...things Washington actually did and things Washington didn't do.
I'm hoping to have a list all the main things in each column.
I think these things could be included under "didn't do":
The first step toward making this vision a reality over the coming months is to stand up an effort in the U.S. government to develop the diplomatic track. An entire new U.S. military command element, the Security Assistance Group–Ukraine, has been devoted to the aid and training mission, which is led by a three-star general with a staff of 300. Yet there is not a single official in the U.S. government whose full-time job is conflict diplomacy. Biden should appoint one, perhaps a special presidential envoy who can engage beyond ministries of foreign affairs, which have been sidelined in this crisis in nearly all relevant capitals. Next, the United States should begin informal discussions with Ukraine and among allies in the G-7 and NATO about the endgame.
In parallel, the United States should consider establishing a regular channel of communication regarding the war that includes Ukraine, U.S. allies, and Russia. This channel would not initially be aimed at achieving a cease-fire. Instead, it would allow participants to interact continually, instead of in one-off encounters, akin to the contact group model used during the Balkan wars, when an informal grouping of representatives from key states and international institutions met regularly. Such discussions should begin out of the public eye, as did initial U.S. contacts with Iran on the nuclear deal, signed in 2015.
These efforts might well fail to lead to an agreement. The odds of success are slim—and even if negotiations did produce a deal, no one would leave fully satisfied. The Korean armistice was certainly not seen as a triumph of U.S. foreign policy at the time it was signed: after all, the American public had grown accustomed to absolute victories, not bloody wars without clear resolution. But in the nearly 70 years since, there has not been another outbreak of war on the peninsula. Meanwhile, South Korea emerged from the devastation of the 1950s to become an economic powerhouse and eventually a thriving democracy. A postwar Ukraine that is similarly prosperous and democratic with a strong Western commitment to its security would represent a genuine strategic victory.
An endgame premised on an armistice would leave Ukraine—at least temporarily—without all its territory. But the country would have the opportunity to recover economically, and the death and destruction would end. It would remain locked in a conflict with Russia over the areas occupied by Moscow, but that conflict would play out in the political, cultural, and economic domains, where, with Western support, Ukraine would have advantages. The successful reunification of Germany, in 1990, another country divided by terms of peace, demonstrates that focusing on nonmilitary elements of the contestation can produce results. Meanwhile, a Russian-Ukrainian armistice would also not end the West’s confrontation with Russia, but the risks of a direct military clash would decrease dramatically, and the global consequences of the war would be mitigated.
Many commentators will continue to insist that this war must be decided only on the battlefield. But that view discounts how the war’s structural realities are unlikely to change even if the frontline shifts, an outcome that itself is far from guaranteed. The United States and its allies should be capable of helping Ukraine simultaneously on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. Now is the time to start.
Edit: And this January 2023 paper has at least four more things to add:
The previous section summarized three factors that reinforce the parties’ shared aversion to begin negotiations to end the war: mutual optimism about the future course of the war stemming from uncertainty about relative power; mutual pessimism about peace stemming from credible commitment problems; and, for Russia, the lack of a clear path to sanctions relief. These are far from the only impediments to negotiations. However, they are ones that the United States is most capable of addressing with its own policies. In this section, we describe policy options, along with their trade-offs, that are available for Washington to do so. We acknowledge that there are policies that the combatants themselves or other third parties, such as the European Union, could adopt to address these same impediments. For example, combatants could agree to bilateral measures, such as demilitarized zones, to address fears about a return to conflict. The United States could encourage other states to adopt such policies. Here, however, we focus on options that the United States could implement directly.
We identify reasons why Russia and Ukraine may have mutual optimism about war and pessimism about peace. The literature on war termination suggests that such perceptions can lead to protracted conflict. Therefore, we highlight four options the United States has for shifting these dynamics: clarifying its plans for future support to Ukraine, making commitments to Ukraine’s security, issuing assurances regarding the country’s neutrality, and setting conditions for sanctions relief for Russia.
Not sure what the "several other tools" that just the "four options" from the quote above?
Our analysis suggests that this debate is too narrowly focused on one dimension of the war’s trajectory. Territorial control, although immensely important to Ukraine, is not the most important dimension of the war’s future for the United States. We conclude that, in addition to averting possible escalation to a Russia-NATO war or Russian nuclear use, avoiding a long war is also a higher priority for the United States than facilitating significantly more Ukrainian territorial control. Furthermore, the U.S. ability to micromanage where the line is ultimately drawn is highly constrained since the U.S. military is not directly involved in the fighting. Enabling Ukraine’s territorial control is also far from the only instrument available to the United States to affect the trajectory of the war. We have highlighted several other tools—potentially more potent ones—that Washington can use to steer the war toward a trajectory that better promotes U.S. interests. Whereas the United States cannot determine the territorial outcome of the war directly, it will have direct control over these policies.
Edit 2: See here as well:
In an op-ed in The New York Times in May, Biden wrote that U.S. military assistance to Ukraine was intended to put the country’s leaders in “in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.” Quoting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he wrote that “ultimately this war ‘will only definitively end through diplomacy.’” Five months later, that diplomacy has yet to materialize—a fact for which Russia bears primary responsibility.
But the United States could be doing more to enable diplomacy. As Ukraine has gained the upper hand on the battlefield, Washington has coalesced around the view that it should let the war play out because escalation risks can be managed, Ukraine will keep winning, and Russia will eventually be forced to accept defeat. Western military support should continue, in this view, so that Ukraine can take back its territory and frustrate Russia’s annexation efforts. The United States should not reward Putin’s nuclear saber rattling by backing down or by pressuring the parties to negotiate. No give-and-take is necessary. Russia can either accept the terms laid out by the G-7 now or it can accept them once it has been defeated on the battlefield.
It is possible that this optimistic scenario will come to pass. But the assumptions underlying it are questionable. And if they prove wrong, the result will be at best a protracted conflict and at worst a catastrophic escalation. Laying the groundwork for eventual negotiations could reduce the risk of these dangerous outcomes.
That doesn’t mean that Washington should seek to launch direct talks today. The parties are not yet ready. But the United States can do more to create the conditions for eventual negotiations to succeed. For instance, Washington could begin discussions with its allies and Ukraine about the need for all parties to demonstrate openness to the prospect of eventual talks, and to moderate public expectations of a decisive victory. The Biden administration could work with these partners to develop shared language to that effect and feature it more prominently in official statements. Making “this war will only definitively end through diplomacy” as much of a mantra as “supporting the Ukrainians for as long as it takes”—and emphasizing that one does not contradict the other—could help begin to change the narrative.
The United States can also make clear that a negotiated settlement would not be an act of capitulation. The G-7 statement anticipates an outcome—effectively, total Russian surrender—that seems highly implausible. Diplomacy, by definition, will entail some give-and-take, so it is important to be vague about the terms of a possible settlement at this stage.
Finally, the Biden administration should consider keeping all lines of communication with Moscow open, from the president on down, both to signal openness to an eventual negotiated end to the war and to have channels in place to facilitate peace talks when the time is right. There is no guarantee that these steps would lead to peace any time soon. But they could mitigate the risks of dramatic escalation and indefinite war. Letting the conflict play out may seem like a wise decision. But a negotiated outcome—still the Biden administration’s stated goal—will likely remain elusive unless it lays the groundwork for one now.
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2023.06.11 00:22 dopeyJaguar74000 Looking for a Mini Fridge? Here Are Some of the Best Ones to Buy in 2023

Hey Reddit, I'm in the market for a mini fridge and I've been doing some research on the best ones to buy in 2023. I thought I'd share my findings with you and see what you think.

A mini fridge is a small refrigerator that can fit in tight spaces and offer many benefits. Some of the benefits of a mini fridge are:

- Space saving: A mini fridge can fit under your desk, on your countertop, or in your closet. You can use it to store snacks, beverages, leftovers, or even cosmetics. A mini fridge can help you save space and declutter your kitchen or room.
- Portability: A mini fridge is easy to move around and transport. You can take it with you when you travel, relocate, or go camping. Some mini fridges are designed to work with car adapters, so you can plug them into your vehicle and enjoy cold drinks on the road.
- Convenience: A mini fridge can make your life easier by providing you with quick access to food and drinks. You don't have to go to the kitchen or the vending machine every time you feel hungry or thirsty. You can also use a mini fridge to store food that you don't want to share with others or that needs special temperature control.
- Energy efficiency: A mini fridge consumes less electricity than a full-sized refrigerator because it has a smaller capacity and a simpler design. A mini fridge can help you save money on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Extra storage: A mini fridge can supplement your main refrigerator by providing extra space for food and drinks. You can use a mini fridge to store items that you need more frequently or that you want to keep separate from the rest of your groceries. A mini fridge can also come in handy when you have guests over or when you host a party.
- Affordability: A mini fridge is cheaper than a regular refrigerator because it has fewer features and components. You can find a mini fridge that suits your budget and needs without breaking the bank.
- Aesthetic value: A mini fridge can add some style and personality to your space. You can choose a mini fridge that matches your decor or expresses your taste. Some mini fridges have retro designs, colorful finishes, or unique shapes that can make them stand out.

How to Choose the Best Mini Fridge for Your Needs

With so many options available on the market, how do you pick the best mini fridge for your needs? Here are some factors to consider:

- Size: The size of the mini fridge depends on how much space you have and how much food and drinks you want to store. Mini fridges come in different sizes, ranging from 1.1 cubic feet to 4.4 cubic feet. The smaller ones are ideal for storing a few cans or bottles, while the larger ones can accommodate more items and even have separate freezer compartments.
- Features: The features of the mini fridge depend on what functions you want it to perform and how convenient you want it to be. Some features to look for are adjustable shelves, reversible doors, interior lights, temperature controls, defrost options, door bins, crisper drawers, ice makers, and locks.
- Style: The style of the mini fridge depends on your personal preference and the look of your space. Some styles to choose from are freestanding, built-in, double-door, single-door, retro, modern, stainless steel, black, white, red, blue, etc.

The Best Mini Fridges to Buy in 2023

Based on my research and reviews, here are some of the best mini fridges to buy in 2023:

Best Overall: GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge

This mini fridge from GE is my top pick because it offers a spacious interior with separate refrigerator and freezer sections, a sleek black finish with stainless steel accents, and an energy-efficient performance. It has two glass shelves that are adjustable and removable, a clear crisper drawer for fruits and vegetables, three door bins for bottles and cans, an ice tray and ice maker for frozen treats, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has reversible doors that can open from either side and adjustable legs for stability.

The GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge measures 19.1 x 18.9 x 33.4 inches and weighs 56 pounds. It has a capacity of 3.1 cubic feet, with 2.1 cubic feet for the refrigerator and 1 cubic foot for the freezer. It has an annual energy consumption of 260 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $31.

The GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can store a lot of food and drinks, keep them fresh and cold, and look stylish and elegant.

Best Value: Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge

This mini fridge from Black+Decker is my best value choice because it offers a great combination of quality, functionality, and affordability. It has a single-door design with a freezer compartment, a glossy black finish with silver accents, and a low-noise operation. It has two glass shelves that are adjustable and removable, a clear crisper drawer for fruits and vegetables, three door bins for bottles and cans, a dispenser rack for soda cans, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has reversible doors that can open from either side and adjustable legs for stability.

The Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge measures 19.29 x 17.52 x 32.72 inches and weighs 50.7 pounds. It has a capacity of 3.2 cubic feet, with 2.5 cubic feet for the refrigerator and 0.7 cubic feet for the freezer. It has an annual energy consumption of 218 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $26.

The Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can store a decent amount of food and drinks, keep them fresh and cold, and save them money.

Best Built-In: Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator

This mini fridge from Cafe is my best built-in option because it offers a unique dual-drawer design that can be installed under your counter or in your cabinet, a sleek stainless steel finish with customizable handles, and a smart performance that can be controlled via Wi-Fi or voice commands. It has two drawers that can be opened independently, each with an LED light, a divider, and a temperature control panel. You can set different temperatures for each drawer, ranging from -6°F to 45°F, depending on what you want to store in them. You can also use the Cafe app or Amazon Alexa to monitor and adjust the temperature remotely.

The Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator measures 23.75 x 23.75 x 34 inches and weighs 110 pounds. It has a capacity of 5 cubic feet, with 2.5 cubic feet for each drawer. It has an annual energy consumption of 305 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $37.

The Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can fit seamlessly into their space, offer flexible storage options, and provide smart features.

Best Retro: Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator

This mini fridge from Smeg is my best retro choice because it offers a charming vintage style with a curved design, a glossy finish in various colors, and chrome details. It has a single-door design with an interior light, two wire shelves that are adjustable and removable, two door bins for bottles and cans, an ice cube tray for frozen treats, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has an automatic defrost function that prevents ice buildup and maintains optimal cooling performance.

The Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator measures 22 x 15 x 28 inches and weighs 65 pounds. It has a capacity of 1.5 cubic feet and does not have a freezer compartment. It has an annual energy consumption of 278 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $33.

The Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can add some flair and personality to their space, store a few items, and keep them cold.
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2023.06.11 00:17 DaMadDogg-420 Wow what an experience....

So, I bought an Xbox 360 slim 4g edition yesterday and 5 games(Dragons Dogma:Dark Arisen, Borderlands GOTY, Fallout 3 GOTY, and Rage: Anarchy Edition). So I assume everything is good, get it home, set it up.....and can't set it up as there was no Internal memory whatsoever, so I couldnt download or create an Xbox profile, therefore I couldn't play any games. Obviously not happy with this I called my retro game store and they did the right thing, I'll give them that,but I still had problems afterwards lol. So they give me a 120 gb Xbox 360 slim model to replace it, a free game (Oblivion Goty), and $20 in store credit (which I used to buy Dark Souls 2:Scholar of the first Sin,Dead Island Goty, and Tiger woods Golf 2010). So far so great, I'm happy as hell cause I basically just got a 120 gb hard drive for free and 4 games for free on top. So I get home, hook it up and create a profile(which works), then the wifi adapter they gave me shit the bed, so I can't access the Internet atm. But idc, I'll buy a wireless adapter next week, I can still play most games without it. I'm just happy I finally got an Xbox that works and I can blissfully zone out on some Borderlands for a few hours (though admittedly I do own Borderlands 2,3, and pre-sequel on PC, I was missing the first one).
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2023.06.11 00:13 Shatteredreality For Father’s Day I’ve been Vivien the go ahead / budget for a project cook. Not sure what to go with

Hey all,
I love to cook and learn new things. For Father’s Day my wife gave me the go ahead /budget to try something i wouldn’t normally try.
I have no clue what to do.
I’ve got most of the go to culinary gadgets (kettle grill, Webber gas grill, traeger pellet grill, air fryer, deep fryer, sous vide, etc) so I feel like I can attempt a lot.
I was considering trying my hand at a Texas style brisket on the traeger but I’m not sure. My local Costco also has A5 waygu in the freezer so that’s an option.
I’m open to other things though I just don’t know what to try.
Given a $100 budget for the main even what would you try?
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2023.06.11 00:12 seal4477 [WTS/WTT] TRM Neutron 2 Ti, Civivi, Kizer, Oknife, CRK Lynch Clip, Tactile Turn Pens

Hi KS. Prices are PPFF (no notes) and include shipping to US only. For a trade I’m looking for a Vanax QC Waypoint or SHF 3.25”. Yolo >
TRM Neutron 2 Ti (smooth contoured scales). LNIB. Never cut or carried. Has a couple of machining marks on the show side of the scales that are hard to see, but look like a small scuff, see video. Includes extra replacement clip, set of screws, washers and o-rings. SV 325 TV 350.
SOLD Kizer Mini Sheepdog, non-flipper, black micarta scales, 154CM steel. LNIB, has been flicked open a bit but never cut or carried. SV/TV 40
Oknife Parrot, blue G10 scales, 154CM steel. Purchased directly from Oknife and is BNIB, only taken out for pictures. Has all extras including soft case, coin and cloth. SV/TV 40.
SOLD Civivi Keen Nadder**, micarta scales, N690 steel. LNIB, comes with soft case, cloth and box. SV/TV 40
Lynch NW Milled Clip - CRK 1 (Zaan, Large Seb, etc.). BNIB, birthdate May 2023, only taken out of box for pictures. Flat top, sand blast finish. SV 65, TV 75.
Tactile Turn, Zirconium, Side Click Short (Parker refill). Sat on a desk for a few weeks and has two small snail trails near tip on the pen but otherwise like new. This is the two-screw clip version from 2022. SV/TV 190.
SOLD Tactile Turn, Bronze, Slim Bolt Action Short (Parker refill). BNIB. This is the two-screw clip version from 2022. SV/TV 65
SOLD Tactile Turn, Titanium, Slim Side Click Mini** (Mini G2 refill). Has been carried maybe 5 or 6 times and has a few snail trails near the click mechanism that I tried to show in the video. Has the new clip with one screw. SV/TV 65
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