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Breaking Bad

2010.03.22 04:37 coopnl Breaking Bad

A subreddit for fans and critics of the hit television series Breaking Bad on AMC. Here you will find discussions and speculations about the show, pictures from the show, AMA's with the cast, and anything else Breaking Bad related.

2012.04.29 17:28 beyphy better Call Saul!

A subreddit for the Breaking Bad spinoff "better Call Saul" starring Bob Odenkirk.

2012.07.24 05:48 grnmon Franch: the condiment of the universe

the subreddit for all the pictures and variations of Franch, a condiment created in a german laboratory to make any food item more superior.

2023.06.10 19:55 Nix_Nephili Fyo!Atsushi A.U.

Fyo!Atsushi A.U.
So, Nikolai.
He'd be more snarky..more mean. I find that while the original Nikolai was somewhat sentimental about his "bird born in a cage" philosophy. The Fyo!Atsu Nikolai would be bitter about it. Antagonistic and plain rude because Atsushi would fuel the ugly side of his insanity.
Because, to Nikolai, Atsushi is a bird born free, confined only by his ability...which he's now learning to control so that won't be the case either soon enough. A free bird tossed from cage to cage: The Orphanage, Shibusawa's hands in Fyodor's hands he receives freedom?. However short-lived it may be. He received it from the bloodiest, deadliest of hands. Unfair. So - Nikolai might as well assume the role of the danger lurking outside the cage to usher the little dove back into his place. If they're all in cages confined by heavy hearts, the runt doesn't get to fly about with his pure soul.
Thoughts? -Nix🌙
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2023.06.10 19:54 AquaTealGreen Should I tell my ex husband’s gf he’s cheating?

I’m sorry this may not be the place for this, but it does relate to dating. I tried other subreddits but I’m asking for a “moral judgement” so it doesn’t allow the question. But this is specific to dating and I post here and I guess it is also a vent. I guess I should mind my own business but interested to hear what people say.
I split with my ex at the start of the pandemic. I found out he was having an affair with a colleague in other country. This was after months before he had gone there to do “research” and lived with her for a month unbeknownst to me.
I did not drag his name through the mud and with the pandemic it was easy for it to fly under the radar. I did tell a few friends, like D, what happened. I also mentioned how he could be very mean and she said she always thought he was joking and charming.
About a year and a half later, my ex and D start dating. I was very surprised but I know he can be charming at first, they have similar backgrounds and she just got out of a very challenging marriage (her ex had mental health issues, rarely worked, transitioned during the marriage, and behaved pretty badly when they broke up). I was dating someone and quite happy my marriage was over…
While I blocked her on fb, I didn’t give it too much thought although we are also neighbours. Ultimately he’s always been very negative, I was glad to get out of the marriage, and I hoped he’d be happier and a better dad with a new partner.
A colleague of mine and his tagged me in a post as my ex is again at a conference and out of the country for a month. I looked at the program and see he is there with the affair partner, and they are even co-facilitating a workshop. Yes, he’s doing it again!
I have some unresolved rage about that, I admit, as he frequently took weeks and months off, at great expense, and left me at home with a special needs child, “for his career” which I didn’t feel I could argue with, but ultimately a search of the venues and programs and it was all to be with this other woman.
Would I be an asshole if I somehow let D know he’s at it again?
I’m guessing yes. I just can’t believe he has the balls to keep doing this and having an annual month long fling with his affair partner.
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2023.06.10 19:54 laboratory_rat00 Lost hammy

Any tactics how to lure a hammy out of its hiding spot? I went for a break for three days, far away from home and my mom told me she will take care of my hammy. I told her he might be aggressive towards other people and she should be careful around him, and I suggested her not to take him out of his cage while im not home. She took him out, and now he is lost. What am I supposed to do? Im not home yet, I won't be for one and a half days. Is he going to be alright? What should I tell my mother to do? I have been having hamsters for 7 years, and this is the first time one got lost. Am I bad owner? What am I supposed to do?
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2023.06.10 19:52 robotarm1 [36M] Stop Watching Porn and Other Bad Habits

Sorry for my bad english (not my native language) and perhaps long story.
I understand that a lot of people have bigger addictions and I seem to be a somewhat "functional" fapper.
But I hope that I can inspire myself and other to finally get rid of all the habits. Since 2005 I think my longest streak without fapping is about 2 or 3 days.
So here comes my FapStory:
It all began in the great internet-era of Altavista and searching for Pamela Andersson Naked and see the lagging image rendering on the screen. From that moment on, I was hooked.
In the era of 2005 the video clips were becoming available for streaming and you did not need pirating porn (viruses). From this age, I was a very horny teenager but discovered quickly that people started to get relationships and lose their virginities. But I enjoyed playing sports and did "focus" on that and not chasing girls.
Around this time I also started drinking and going to parties.
At High School, I enjoyed life very well and fapped away on a daily basis. I had it very easy before in school, but now I started to slack in different subjects. But I had my sport and became better, and I did not even get hungover when I partied. Thus - I became somewhat popular. And I loved it.
I was still a very horny teenager and fapped as soon I got the chance. My class was 3 dudes and 22 girls and I started to becoming friends and partied with them. And they became very comfortable with me/us and well, they were also horny teenager - and at a party my sexual adventure began. At parties, between classes and after school, there always someone who would like have a quickie of some sort.
I was social and popular and people liked me, but I did not have a deep connection with someone or a relationship. I tried one relationship, but I missed all my classmates (hehe).
Between my sport, parties and the sex - I thought - This is the good life! Well, I could have not been more wrong!
After graduation everyone went away to college - expect me for the bad grades. My friends started going to college and I was left alone. The parties went on (with younger people) but the lack of intimacy began and I started to fap more.
I got a (bad) job, with bad salary, started to get more hungover and stopped connecting with my friends that did not go to college. I had contact with my college friends but I envied their education.
I started to get more and more depressed and went to my safe space - Fapping. And now was the era of Pornhub and other streaming sites and it was an open market to discover rougher and kinkier stuff and I lost my charm and charisma.
The depression went on to go on with the lifestyle of partying and "living life" I began to get a debt and when the "turnaround" in my life happend (thanks to my friends) I had a debt om 40 000 USD with bad loans and rates.
During this period I had a couple of sexual encounters, but not on a deep connection or someone I liked. (Or it was not like Porn).
I thank my friends today for wanting to help me and I felt ashamed.
So, I've always had ideas and wanting to do stuff on my own, so I started a one-man company. (Yes, this was before the Forex Traders/Guru Sellers/MLM People.) It went well and I started to pay of my debt slowly. But I worked. A lot. Grinding the hours. And to loose some steam - I fapped.
Eventually I got picked up by another company and my career and salary started to flourish. But again. Grinding hours. Loosing steam with porn. Sometimes going to parties/dinners and keeping contact with friends. Once in a while, a drunken One Night Stand.
It took me 5 hard years but I payed of the debt and has now a salary of 120 000 USD / year. (I'm pretty good at what I'm doing.) But the work needed me to mingle, connect, party and what so not. My calendar was always full and I did not have time to date (prevarication), so to loose some steam - Fappening. (The god damn bad circle).
Then I made another bad decision. I thought, I need to have some more sex and began to visiting escorts. (Great idea...not!) It was good in the moment, but afterwards it was a very bad call. But it's nothing like the next story.
I matched with a girl on Tinder and started chatting with her and it became clear she wanted. me to be her Sugar Daddy (2022, I was 32) and I loved the idea. It was awesome (I thought.) We met a couple of times and she unlocked some of my kinks I never tried before (Just fappening to it a million times) like being a dom and a bit rougher. It was amazing contra the one night stands. We had a "relationship" for about a year and I met another girl, but eventually it got boring again and it was like fapping.
This year I realized that even if I have a great job, overcame my debt is that I am a very lonely person and seeing my friends creating families and getting children makes it not better.
I also forgot to mention that a couple of years I took quite a bit of cocaine and other stuff aswell.
And now I realize that I was very safe and had my space of fapping and releasing (LOL) energy. So instead of dating, meeting women and creating a connection I just saw them as objects and trophys.
So, I decided to stop fapping, quit drinking and taking other substances and making something of my life.
To quote Barney Stinson, "There is no meaning doing anything legendary if no one is there to see it."
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2023.06.10 19:52 kindrex89 r/Ipsy will be closed June 12-14 as part of the blackout protesting Reddit API changes.

The sub will be locked from Monday June 12th to Wednesday June 14th (approximately 48 hours) as part of a Reddit-wide blackout with many other subs participating.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they will be raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface.
This isn't only a problem on the user level - many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to run bots and keep their communities on-topic and spam-free. You may see more spam that the bots would have otherwise grabbed - please report these if you see them. AskHistorians have explained in detail why so many Mods are upset.

Reddit and Accessibility:

Limiting user choice, charging exorbitant and predatory fees, and refusing to communicate clearly are all significant problems that the Ipsy mod team takes issue with. However, the one we find most concerning is what this change will do to members of Reddit’s visually impaired community.
In short, Reddit’s official apps leave a lot to be desired at best, and are barely functional at worst. The official Reddit app is not compatible with screen readers and has no support for alternative text options. For blind moderators, it can be difficult to impossible to find the moderation functions necessary to moderate, and customizing layouts to better suit their needs or make the app easier to navigate is similarly difficult to impossible. Third party apps have addressed many of these types of issues because Reddit won’t, giving these underserved communities a voice that Reddit seems to have no problem taking away.
Subreddits like blind are vital for the visually impaired in various stages of blindness, providing not just a source of communal support, but insights, strategies, and resources to navigate their lives. In the wake of Reddit's changes, subreddits like blind will likely shut down, leaving an already overlooked group without the invaluable support they both need and deserve.
These changes will also significantly impact volunteer-run support subreddits such as transcribersofreddit and descriptionplease, which serve to allow visually impaired Redditors to read text images, and receive descriptions of visual content such as videos and images. These volunteers are indispensable to the blind community, but as visually impaired Redditors are forced to use an app that is not designed with accessibility in mind, these communities may also cease to exist. (See this video for more details on this subject).
For many of us, third party apps are a choice or a preference, but they are an absolute necessity for the visually impaired. The Ipsy team is of the opinion that pricing these apps out of existence before their own app is WCAG compliant is nothing short of passive discrimination.
Here at Ipsy, we try and ensure our content is accessible. This is one of the reasons we ask our contributors not to post images without an accompanying comment, and we encourage everyone to list any products that are pictured if possible. We find it inexcusable that Reddit cannot do the bare minimum to ensure their visually impaired users have a voice and community.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app.
We are participating as part of an awareness campaign and will reopen even if demands are not met. After the initial 48 hours pass, we will reassess the situation, taking into account what new statements have been released, how the protest is evolving, and what our users want.

The Demands:

What can you do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of /, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app, and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at /ModCoord.
  3. Boycott and spread the Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support! While some subs are not going dark, if you support the campaign, we encourage you to not log in to Reddit on those days to limit pageviews.
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity or vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Further Reading and Information:

Subreddits with Additional Information:

Full Disclosure: this post is largely an amalgamation of several different posts and threads written about this subject. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the mods via modmail.
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2023.06.10 19:52 Frnklss I won’t be bother if there are multiple ending

Hey all, I’m a player of the original game back when it was released, I still owned my og PlayStation CD. I played the remake with a lot of joy, the music, the system, the small twist… and the ending of the first part with new journey ahead of us.
With the release of the new trailer of rebirth, I was thinking that I won’t be bother if there are multiple ending depending on the way we handle the “new” journey.
What I’ve got in mind is something like : bad ending with the meteor crashes, og ending, ending with Zack and Aerith,…
You see what I mean.
And you, what do you think ? Do you think it could be a nice twist/addition ?
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2023.06.10 19:52 Bubbly_West8481 I (FA,27) find it really hard to understand if what im expecting from my partner is “too much”? I often psychoanalyse my breakups and wonder if i expected too much from them. How do you fellow insecurely attached folks navigate this?

After a break up i tend to ruminate over the good parts of the relationship and start wondering what i did wrong in the dynamic and how insecurely i showed up. Part of me does this because i want to understand where did i fuck up just so i can heal and try to be a better person going forward. But i often feel like my needs arent valid - Is it too much to expect your partner to validate how youre feeling during arguments? My ex thinks validating someone during arguments would mean enabling their behavior. - i have trust issues. Is honest communication expecting too much? For example - ive asked my ex to simply let me know before he goes and meets someone he has had an brief fling with. - i would like verbal reassurance. My partner would show me through acts of service that he cared, but i felt emotionally disconnected and didnt know if he admired me or liked me. It often felt like he wasnt into me because it wasnt verbally validated.
I really struggle with identifying what needs of mine are healthy and what arent. Would love some perspective!
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2023.06.10 19:52 MagnoliaTree3 what's your opinion about my lawn and my neighbor?

My neighbors and I share a front lawn (meaning, there is no fence in the front yard, between the properties). We are all seniors though we are the "younger" couple by a decade. We have been good neighbors for about 35 years now. We are not friends, but we are all very cordial to one another and help each other out.
The neighbors really put a lot of value and pride on their lawn and their gardening, and I totally respect that. My husband and I also have a level of caring, but we both still work, we don't want to hire a gardener, and I try very hard, for their sake, to keep up and have our lawn not make theirs look bad.
I am just curious if it would bother you guys if your neighbor had their gardener mow onto your property. Is it a lot? No. It's approximately six feet. Yet whenever I see it, it bothers me. My neighbor and I have discussed this several years ago when her husband was still the one mowing the lawn, and it was a very civil, respectful conversation, he said he didn't 't realize where the boundary line was, and things were fine for many months. I REALLY don't want to make it an issue yet again, but I was just wondering if this were you, would you be bothered, or am I being foolish? Thanks so much!
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2023.06.10 19:52 I-HaveAReasonToo Perk concept: Frostbite.

Immolator's twin brother.
Description: "Completely cold hearted. You became one with the storm. You'll torture anyone that dares to come by you, tear by tear."
Type: Backliner.
Pros: -Increased defense. -Increased recoil control. -Increased hipfire accuracy. (additional pros: Reduced effect from Morales. Immune to bleeding.)
Cons: -Decreased movement speed. -Decreased heavy swing rate. -Unable to climb up ledges. (additional cons: Decreased light swing rate. Increased reload time. Longer shoves. Decreased aim time.)
Perk ability: "Howl of the storm" Main ability: -When pressing F, the player will throw a special snowball -Landing a hit with this will slow down the target. -Takes a tiny precentage of the perk procentage. -Capable of hitting multiple enemies. Alt ability: -When holding F, the player will charge up their throw, making it much more deadly. -Landing a hit will cause the enemy to freeze on the spot, unable to move. Not only this, but they have decreased defense due to their body and the ice being intergrated together. -Capable of hitting multiple enemies as well, just much more unlikely. -The ice has it's own healthpool, just slightly lower than the targeted enemy. This means that if you dont do exactly enough damage to kill the enemy, then they break free from the ice. (Also imagine if they body shattered into pieces when killed)
Mastery desc: (up for debate).
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2023.06.10 19:51 PoliticalIguana1 Great Potential, a few suggestions

Foreword: This is going to be an in-depth opinion based on my 6 hours of playtime with the demo, and having beaten it twice, once with a motivity (strength) build, and once with a dexterity (technique) build. I ended up finishing the demo at level 30 in each case, with a +2 weapon. I don’t usually make long reviews like these, but I tried out the demo and felt compelled because I feel that this has the makings of a great souls-like, but falls short because it’s unsure of what to do with all the different mechanical elements it has and is unable to weave them together into a compelling combat rhythm.
My overall impressions are that the game has great potential, with a lot of neat ideas inspired by or reminiscent of the Souls games, but the elements here need more polish or a few changes to how they are implemented because they do not gel well together currently.
Starting with the great and the good:
The performance is very well optimized. On my Laptop (RTX 3060, 12th Gen i7-12700H), I was getting a very stable capped 75 fps at 1080p best rendering settings. (Could have pushed higher with some setting adjustments but I usually play Souls games which are capped at 60 fps and I was too lazy to overclock or anything like that). There were minimal graphical glitches, and I only really experienced pop in 3 times throughout my two playthroughs.
The atmosphere is pretty good, with the rain and “Victorian” cyberpunk aesthetic, and the bodies and bloodshed sell the feeling of a world gone awry.
The level design, especially the main level after you reach the Hotel is well designed and I like the enemy and trap placement, shortcuts, and use of verticality. I found myself looping back quite a bit, and mentally mapping out the locations as I did, and for a souls-like, that’s a wonderful thing to aim for in my opinion.
The enemy variety is decent, from the basic goons and dogs to the patrol officer mini-boss, enemies generally feel distinct and have different timings, ranges and hyper-armor to get used to.
It’s rather unfortunate then, that in my opinion, the combat system is not well tuned to get immersed in the atmosphere, level and enemy design. My negatives with this demo have mostly been with some aspects of the combat system.
Starting on the player side, the player has all of these mechanical elements to be considered when engaging in combat:
- The player has a “rally” mechanic on blocked hits, where you can regain almost all of your lost health back by attacking enemies after blocking attacks, similar to Bloodborne’s rally mechanic.
- The player has a perfect deflect “timed block” mechanic where if you time your block at the moment the enemy’s attack lands, you take no damage, similar to Sekiro’s deflect mechanic.
- The player has a dash step for a dodge when locked on, and a roll when not locked onto anything, again similar to Bloodborne.
- The player has a light attack, a heavy attack, a charged heavy attack, and usually the Fable Blade Art attack for their offensive options
- The player usually also has the Fable Handle Art for their defensive options
- The player has a Legion arm that can do a variety of things depending on your load out and is a tactical option to also be considered.
- Besides these actions, the player must manage health, stamina, the Fable Art blue slots, Legion bar for the Legion arm, and weapon durability
In these mechanical elements, my personal biggest gripe is that the dash step and the dodge roll feel very clunky, do not cover enough distance, and are generally not that useful in general combat or in boss fights. The dash step doesn’t usually get you far enough away from the boss’s attack to avoid damage, and seems to have such low i-frames that you cannot dodge into attacks with long lasting hitboxes reliably to avoid them either. The only real use I found for these is to reposition yourself around a boss, and that also only when you are far enough away to not get stuck in between the boss’s limbs. This made dodging seem worthless to even attempt in most cases, and I found a lot more success in trying to block and deflect instead.
This brings me to my second issue, and that is Bloodborne’s rally mechanic doesn’t really work neatly with a game that allows you to block, especially with weapons that can negate a lot of damage. On my strength playthrough, I found it a lot easier to block enemy attacks and then just hit them when they were in their recovery’s to regain the health, while on my dexterity playthrough, given that the rapier had terrible guard negation, I just fished for backstabs, or charged into enemies to stun lock them with light attacks and avoid being hit in the first place. In either case, the combat, for the general mobs, encouraged button mashing more than any tactical play.
Guarding on smaller nimbler weapons doesn’t seem like a great idea because you take a lot more damage and don’t heal back as much, which combined with the clunky dash, encourages you to rush a lot more into single enemies and light attack them to death before they can do much to you; while on larger weapons, guarding is too efficient, and given the higher stun potential, also encourages you to rally for all your health back after guarding to make sure that you don’t get chunked for too much un-rally-able damage given the slower startups. In either case, you are motivated to not be precise in your gameplay.
My suggestion to make this work better is to rework the rallying system to rally your health back on perfect deflects rather than on hitting enemies, and to improve the default evasive options (dash step and dodge roll) in their distance and i-frames. This introduces more options to be considered when playing tactically and rewards precise play. The question when making defensive plays becomes “do I avoid this hit by dashing, or try to deflect it head on to regen some health?”, instead of “I’ll try to deflect it, but if it doesn’t happen, I’ll block it and try to regen as much on my next offensive play”. In line with this suggestion, rallying should not only work for damage that you took while blocking, but rather for all damage, with the amount of health that can be rallied being set to the last instance of when you took damage (this discourages holding the block and just waiting for the enemy to finish a 3 hit combo for example, since the amount of health you can regen would decrease to what your health was when you got hit the third time).
The perfect deflect as it stands, is not well integrated into the flow of combat. It’s more of a neat bonus for when you blocked perfectly rather than a thing to try to master, except for the red attacks that enemies can do, or for when you are on low enough health that blocking instead of doing a perfect deflect will mean your death.
Speaking of well-integrated, the weapon durability system felt like a chore and actively detracted from the combat experience. For level exploration, this mechanic is entirely useless, since all it amounted to was consciously making sure my sword was durable enough after I cleared a group of enemies. In boss fights, all it resulted in was moving away from the boss and repairing my weapon instead of engaging with the rhythm of the fight. It’s just another thing to manage that forces you to take a break in between the fight for whatever reason.
This should be done away entirely in my opinion, but if the Devs do not want to, they should look for ways to incorporate it into the rest of the combat rhythm and loop. A neat idea could be giving the player a timed damage bonus, like 15 seconds or so at the instant their weapon is repaired to max durability. This now adds more tactical options to be considered when engaging in offensive plays/ capitalising on openings- “should I use this opening to heal, regen my weapon to max to get a damage bonus for the next opening, or attack and lower my weapon’s durability even further, making it more difficult to get this damage bonus whenever I try to repair my weapon next time” and encourages players out of the simple dodge and light attack playstyle that most souls-likes encourage.
Moving a bit into the enemy side, the 2 main elements of enemy design that require specific responses from the player are the red attacks for when they are doing an unblockable, and the groggy state, where they can be knocked down for a critical attack if you land a fully charged heavy attack.
The red attacks are well done for the most part, although it’s very apparent that these are just regular attacks that the enemy has that now just happens to be a red attack. I’d rather there be specific attacks that enemies and bosses do that are red attacks and nothing else, so you are not punished for not following your typical response on seeing an attack be unblockable when the exact same animation was blockable for an earlier attack. This is admittedly, a minor gripe and I understand that this is likely because of time and resource constraints, and so don’t mind it too much.
As for the groggy state, I really liked the idea of enemies being worn down and then being susceptible to a knock down and critical using a charged heavy. It’s also executed well enough in my opinion, as I never felt that my charged heavy was too slow to not get it in time. The state lasts long enough, and all my charged heavies were fast enough that with precise play, the mechanic was executable. My only gripe with it seems to be that when this groggy state occurs is unpredictable. It seems to happen around the half way mark for a mini-boss/boss’s health, but seems dependent on how often you’ve hit or deflected them, and with what. I think. I don’t know, because the game never tells you what causes the enemy to be groggy, or shows a groggy meter. I’m not entirely sure why this is. If the grogginess is tied to a hidden meter that fills up when you perform certain actions like hitting the enemy or perfectly deflecting, I’d rather that such a meter be made visible so it’s clear how close you are to getting the opportunity to do a critical, or at the very least, weapon blade parts have a grogginess rating to compare how much grogginess they cause in a hit.
One of the final elements of combat design that I want to focus on are the supporting elements for the combat system, namely the blade and handle weapon assembly system, the quartz p-organ “latent ability” skill tree with perk system, and the healing system.
The weapon assembly system is a neat concept, allowing you to mix and match weapon blades and their base damage and blade fable art, with the handle’s scaling bonus and it’s handle fable art. I have a few gripes with the execution though:
Outside of a specific blade fable art, or weight limitations, you’d just always pick the blade with the greatest base damage. On my dexterity (technique) playthrough, the rapier was not that good for boss fights in my experience, since your guard absorption was terrible and the tactic I used for the first boss was just moving back or out of the way of anything I wasn’t confident in perfectly deflecting. But having learnt of the weapon assembly system from my strength (motivity) playthrough, the second I got the item that allowed for me to assemble my own weapons (unlocked after the 2nd boss), I chucked my greatsword blade onto my rapier’s handle. And now I had an unstoppable weapon for use, having the greatsword blade’s reach, high base damage, and high guard absorption, with the rapier handle’s dexterity (technique) scaling bonus and quick move set. The game does try to combat this by giving things that have a high base damage extra weight and costing more stamina to swing around, and I think some weight-swing calculations too (i.e. the heavier your weapon, the slower you do the moveset), but it hardly mattered. At the end of the game, I could do a light attack chain consisting of 9 attacks with my rapier before my stamina was completely depleted. I could do 6 with the greatsword blade on the rapier handle, and before my rapier could do it’s 9 attacks.
Now I get that this is the Devs’ way to encourage different weapon combinations, but in my experience, this is going to result in a lot of people just using the highest base damage and/or guard negation blade on the handle that gives them their desired move set and scaling most inline with their character. This will hurt the build variety unless the skill tree with perk system and the fable arts can provide enough varied options that suit different combinations of the blade and handle.
I’m not entirely sure on how to combat this, especially since we aren’t shown the full extent of the perk system and the skill trees, so this is something that the Devs will have to think about on their own if they plan to do anything with it.
On a slight tangent, speaking briefly about the fable arts themselves, I did not find the majority of them to be very useful and so didn’t really use them all that much. They don’t seem to do a lot more damage than light or heavy attacks, and the defensive options either also require strict timing, or are no more useful than a perfect deflect.
As for the latent ability + perk skill tree system, we do not know the full extent of the available choices in this system or the amount of choices we’ll be given and so it’s difficult to review it, but one which definitely perked my interest was knowing that extra dodge rolls were an unlockable perk. I am not a fan of this direction. Personally, The i-frames of your dodge/dash, and the distance that it covers, like the frames of your perfect deflect, are fundamentals that the combat is built on, and should ideally be a well balanced and play tested unchangeable provided by the Devs, as opposed to an unlockable skill that players have to choose to grind for. This reminds me a lot of Dark Souls 2, tying the number of i-frames in the roll to a stat, and it was hated there as well. The other perks seem pretty decent, with things like getting more currency, or getting some Legion Ammo on killing things, or taking less damage while discharged/ in the middle of dodging are all varied, interesting and worth getting, and so the limited number of quartz and thus unlockables could make for compelling design and playstyle customization, provided that the fundamentals (dodging, perfect deflects, fable arts, etc. are all well-tuned by default design wise).
Speaking of the healing system, I like it for the most part, having finite healing but being able to regen one health potion by attacking enemies is well thought out, even if it is a bit clunky. If I could make any adjustment to this, it would simply be letting us regen health potions constantly when attacking, and capping the number of health potions as the game already does. I prefer this mostly because there is no explanation in game for why when we are discharged, we can regen precisely one health potion by attacking enemies and no more. What’s ideally wanted, just personally, is consistency or an explanation. The discharged state could also be made compelling gameplay wise, as the perk system alludes to, by having perks that lower your damage when you’re discharged. Other perks likes this could make for a compelling gameplay where you are constantly teetering between having one health potion and being discharged, and it would be interesting to see.
A final note on some animation clunkiness. The combat clearly seems to be built with a focus on deflecting more than just dodging, but your character does not have any way to cancel a stagger into a block like Sekiro does. This is relevant because some enemies in the game have attacks which if you get hit by, stagger you long enough to be hit by the follow up in the combo, with no opportunity to deflect, guard, or dash away. This is also true for when an enemy deflects you when you are using certain handles, most notably the rapier handle. This makes you get punished twice for making a single mistake, and that feels unfun to play with, and so you’d want to have a way for the character to either cancel their stagger early, or space out enemy attacks long enough that you can respond to the next hit in the combo.
Moving out of the combat discussion, I have 2 quick addendums which don’t quite fit in other sections imo:
1) The AI needs improvement for the 2nd boss and for other humanoid bosses that the Devs may intend to release in the game. This boss is too vulnerable to circling and back stabs, and the strategy is also relatively risk free.
2) The UI and menus feels very convoluted and need streamlining
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2023.06.10 19:51 chefkurry Feel stuck... idk what to do.

Hey guys, so I've been on Klon for anxiety/panic attacks for 11 ish years (no idea why a psych thought putting me on this stuff daily at 14 years old was a good idea)
I started off at 1 MG daily but at some point several years into taking it, I cut the 0.5 day dose in half because it was making me tired, had no issues. I've never abused it either, I can count on one hand the times I've taken an extra .25 (usually when I would fly)
A couple months ago I decided to do the same thing with the 0.75 down to 0.5 not really thinking anything of it. I guess I've been getting tired of being chained to a pill lately. I was totally fine for while after that cut, but after about a month and a half I started to get some wild symptoms (dpdfeeling wobbly/appetite was shot/insomnia/a few times where I'd have jerks falling asleep). Ironically my anxiety wasn't really any worse than usual during that time. It seems kind of odd for it to come out of nowhere compared to a few days-week after a cut like I've seen from others, but maybe it was tolerance WD? I'm really not sure. Ended up going back up to 0.75mg a week ago to try stabilize and have been WAY better since then.
I got a water taper plan from a FB group that's gonna take 7 ish months assuming I stick with the 1ML daily pulls. I've heard mostly good things about it. However... during the process of researching a proper taper I've stumbled across so many crazy horror stories that have spooked me tf out. Akathisia/PAWS stories really shot up my anxiety.
Is this really a terrible experience for everyone if you go slow?? A lot of this just doesn't make any sense considering there's like 30 million people on this stuff in the States alone. It's just kinda shocking how little success stories there are. At least in the sense of not having a total nightmare and then recovering a year later. A few people on the group have said they had minimal symptoms (or none) throughout the taper and then walked off after it was done, but then some people say it takes 18 months to recover after the taper is done??
At this point I don't really think it's doing much for me besides keep WD at bay, and has possibly been a culprit of making my anxiety worse over the years. I'm a little worried about not having it around as an emergency thing ( I wish the psych would have prescribed like that all along) but I'm WAY more afraid of all the horror stories than that at this point. My anxiety has been really bad the last couple years (brutal hangovers from my party days spun me back into a cycle of panic attacks) so I've been trying to work on that, and feeling like I'm going to lose even more years of my 20's getting off a drug that was supposed to help is even more depressing.
Idk... I guess some experiences with a slow tapeadvice would be welcome at this point. I just feel like I'm stuck in quicksand at this point. I truly feel for all the people struggling with this. Thanks everyone!
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2023.06.10 19:51 D4CLoveTrain123 A little discussion about the combat in TOTK

The other day I stumbled upon these "gems of a video":
While I personally think that these videos are some of the biggest doo doo that Youtube as a platform have to offer. I noticed a same criticism repeated in these TOTK critique. They said that the combat tends to get repetitive, there is no incentive to change strategy when approaching combat encounters and the weapon durability system being "bad".
So I want to offer my opinions about these issues.
Weapon durability
These debates about weapon durability exists since 2017 (six years ago - the year BOTW is released). Now I can't definitive conclude whether the system is good or bad. All I can say is this: The quality of the system will depends on the type of the gamer you are. After decades of triples A RPG releases with critical receptions, they develop a sense within gamers such that we tend to have attachment with the loots we gain after hours of hard work. And if the system shatter that sense of attachment, It will get criticized. I personally don't have that sense of attachment, so this system does work for me since it constantly making me thinking about what strategy to use when approaching combat encounters and not relying on brute force to solve my problem.
Strategies and
Admittedly, the strategy we use in our gameplay can be a little bit limiting, not because there is not enough of it. But it's due to the fact that once we find out the most effective strategy that fits our playstyle, there is not many reasons to deviate from it . I have a strategy in which I always have two types of weapon in my inventory: a frost weapon and a highest damage weapon that I could get my hand on. If I have to deal with enemy camps, just freeze them and switch to my high damage weapon and bonk them to death and to be fair, this strategy won't work in a boss fight, but this is related to the next issue is that...
Bows are way too overpowered
Ever since I saw the previews of the game back in April 28th 2023, and see there are enemy types that cover themselves in heavy armor. I instantly lit up with hopes that there are combat encounter that does not involve around bows. Think about it: What is the most effective way to deal with these new common enemies?
Even the talus family can be dealt with via bow and arrow if you land a bowshot to their weak spot (which is not tricky, since you can now fuse your arrow to keese eye to auto aim for you). The enemies encounter where bows are ineffective that I can remember on top of my head are the flux construct and the final boss fight, and that's good but not enough.
Now despite all of my complain I do not hold the opinion this combat is bad. But everything can be improved and I do think that the game can be benefited greatly with more enemy types and encounters that completely immune to arrow.
Combat repetition
Another criticism levied against this game is the fact that you will come across bokoblin camps that were copied throughout Hyrule and especially the depth. While there are ways to spice up these encounter in the form of battle talus, they're ultimately not enough since you will always deal with bokoblin camps the majority of the time you explore Hyrule. But in this particular issue, I can actually offer an easy solution:
I vividly remember the best moment while playing BOTW is in Trial of the sword final trial floor 23. Where I have to deal with a horde of bokoblin accompanied by two lynel. I got my a** beat four times because my dumba** didn't figured out that there are ancient arrows throughout the levels and had to repeat the trial every time I failed. So to instantly solve this combat repetition problem just by adding mini bosses to these camps, doing so not only spice up every encounter we might have and saving resource for Nintendo since we do not have to create new assets.
Final thought
Most of the suggestions I provided my contradict some elements provided by the game itself, which is why is think those suggestions can be reserved when Nintendo ultimately release Master Mode, because I do really hope that the changes they made will be more than just enemies level. And despite the fact that I complained a lot in this post TOTK is the best game I've ever played for a long time, but remember kids: Everything can be improved.
P/s: Bring back Trial of the sword please. Thank you!
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2023.06.10 19:51 Eskerna_Luka The harmful side of the LGBTQ+ movement (very long post, take time).

Me and my friends have been studying and interacting with the LGBTQ+ offline and online for years. This article sums up our views towards some LGBTQ+-related issues. However, before coming to address that, I must insist on taking this position of mine without presuming that I am victimizing myself or intentionally unjustly painting the LGBTQ+ movement as a whole in bad image. The reason for this is that the people who instantly jump into such conclusions are also parts of the problem I am going to talk about. This post is going to be political (not American politics or online teenage banter), so if you are not happy to dwell into this area, decide for yourself before continuing.
Firstly, I would like to point out how oversexual many LGBTQ+ members are. By this, I do not mean that they must not argue for their rights, nor do I mean that every conversation they talk is about LGBTQ+ rights. Some people would take that as a reason to say the LGBTQ+ is forcing LGBTQ+ to their throats, but I do not think so. Our (me and my pals) problem is that almost every conversation which these LGBTQ+ folks participate in, they bring up wild sex without any sort of manner. Although they are not provoking us or something, neither is it that me and the fellers do not enjoy sex and attempt to find out the best methods for the finest sex, but we do not treat our daily life as mere sex. I also understand some non-LGBTQ+ people do talk about sex as much as these folks I mentioned, but not in my country, and my environment.
Here is the tricky part. For the person reading this, you must understand that whether or not a person is open to sexual conversations is, especially if you are from Europe or the United States, you may be completely fine, or mostly fine with having such talks daily. You believe that behavior is just, which I understand, that is your culture. I am not from the West, me and the folks are from what Western commenters enjoy calling the "third world." We have a different culture from the West, pretty much every other nation has different cultures from the West. Even the West has different cultures from other Western countries. So what you think as just might not be just for other countries. For example, if in your country, having a lot of body counts is a virtue while not in another country, you are obligated to respect that. For us, it is not just at all to have such an unregulated amount of sexual comments during the chatter. This is also a fact for everything other than sex, which I feel that a lot of people cannot grasp.
Unaccusingly speaking, the LGBTQ+ movement originates from the West. There, LGBTQ+ people are open to sex alongside a bunch of other stuff other cultures condemn. They talk about sex freely, and enjoy it freely. You can find a lot of articles from LGBTQ+ writers promoting sex and sexual styles. I understand, you do you in your country. The point is that Western powers colonized my country during the colonial era and it was also them who introduced the prostitutes and sexualized our women, as well as breaking our traditions and suppressing our religions and beliefs, while importing that of the West. The whole deal with the LGBTQ+ members in my country being too open towards sex seems a bit too familiar, considering the entirety of their lives surrounds what people from Western countries do. It is always "Western people do that, let us do that too." On LGBTQ+ subreddits, it is also very common for writers to condemn nations who have an apparently less open approach towards the LGBTQ+ movement. We can see a pattern of what the elites of a certain LGBTQ+ community have been attempting.
However, Western or not, globalization is happening and it is not only the West's culture that is affecting ours. We have viewed this through the lens of the struggle between nations, and it is only the matter of whether or not the readers of this post has done the same before coming to conclusions.
Secondly, it happens to an amount of LGBTQ+ people that somehow they are the center of the universe. Again, this is not meant to say that they do not have the right to address their oppression, however, I do believe this is both common for my country and the world that some LGBTQ+ folks are too egoistic for society's good. What I am trying to make clear is that, for example, my friend has been asked by a gay man whether or not he would want to date a gay man. He said no, and in a conversation with me, this gay person said my friend was just being jealous of not being as manly as he is. LGBTQ+ supporter pals also seem to cherish this guy's thoughts.
When men disagree with LGBTQ+ agendas, it is common for them to receive insults that they "are not a real man" from the community. When women do that, they also receive similar insults. It is a hypocrisy to fight for gender and sexual equality and liberation, but consider oneself the only true and just, while the others are mere barbarians looking for enlightenment.
Thirdly, a few LGBTQ+ sexual harassers have been rather more creepy than the average non-LGBTQ+ creeps, and they know how to take advantage of the LGBTQ+ movement. For instance, a few months ago, my middle-aged male colleague once was almost taken advantage of by a young male "genderfluid" person. It was at the end of the shift, and we were going home for lunch to prepare for the afternoon shift. I heard a lot of shouting voices from the department he worked in. It turned out that this genderfluid individual came to him and asked to have sex with him. He, of course, as much as he respected our culture and his duty to his wife and children, refused. The gender fluid person then grabbed his arm and insisted on having sex. My colleague, again, calmly said no. The other person had a breakdown and started calling my colleague a creep who been creeping on them for a long time. Other people heard the shouting and surrounded them. Insults were beginning to be thrown towards my colleague, a few people even went so far as to push my colleague around. It was only until the guards came that the truth was told. That genderfluid person did not come to work that afternoon. Our boss came to us and asked for what happened, he showed us screenshots of the genderfluid person claiming that we ganged up on him, sexually harassed him, insulted him, and attacked him physically. When our boss showed us the chat, the person has already unsent all of their messages.
This behavior is, to be honest, not uncommon at all. Online LGBTQ+ members and supporters have the same behavior when their agendas are questioned, or people dislike certain traits of their personalities, or when their wrongdoings are justly brought out to the light. Celebrities like Erza Miller have had similar breakdowns. Even certain United States politicians do that. Breakdowns are common for rude and egoistic people, but when gender, sexuality and a gender-based political movement is used as the justification, it is a much greater problem. Some people say such behaviors are understandable, because they root in the LGBTQ+'s oppression and mental health problems caused by abuse. That argument is but sophism.
Last but not least, it strikes us that certain parts of the pro-LGBTQ+ arguments usually found on online articles are misleading at best. For example, three years ago, movement supporters focused on attempting to prove that being an LGBTQ+ person was a biological necessity, however, a lot of LGBTQ+ members have now considered it to be simply a choice. In fact, it is a choice. Some members of the older generations also have sexual urges the LGBTQ+ have. However, they still decide to be the traditional male-female, male-to-female, and female-to-male. Supporters claim our parental generations are usually male-female only because the LGBTQ+ was more oppressed back then. However, this argument presumes that the older generations feel oppressed for not having the right to be the LGBTQ+, which is a fallacy.
It is a matter of fact that many people only become the LGBTQ+ after they have seen articles, or heard other people, or seen members of the movement promoting it. People usually adopt lifestyles they consider new, alien and exotic. In this day and age, that mentality is even more prominent than ever. It should not be hard to understand that lots of people only adopt LGBTQ+ lifestyles after they have seen it. This is not to mention that lots of teens and children are being groomed to become parts of the LGBTQ+ too.
Supporters give the argument that the media helps LGBTQ+ people find out their sexuality and gender. However, this argument makes the assumption that people are already LGBTQ+, which is also a fallacy. While there are a few (in contradiction to the numerous LGBTQ+ folks claiming to be nowadays) people who do have certain feelings leaning towards an LGBTQ+ lifestyle, as I have said, they can choose. In conclusion, the articles are not intended to "help" people "find out" anything, rather, they are written to lead people to adopt the intended sexuality and gender.
Another point to give is how some individuals only seem to have become more sensitive, felt upset, or go so far as to get depressed over gender issues after they have seen the media presenting them in such light. While it is true that a lot of people are harassed for being parts of the movement, however, if you pay attention, it is evident that the media has been influencing people to adopt extreme feelings. Notice the words that are used, the statistics, the images, the stories, the so-called evidences. Most articles are but designed.
That is all we have to say. You tell us what you think in the comment.
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2023.06.10 19:50 Dragon_4567 A hollow’s outer demon

Shard and Shara stand in an open field with no one else around. There’s a slight breeze as the two stare each other down. Share with an emotionless face and Shara a devilish grin
Shara: “You know I was hoping this fight would happen sooner, I wanted to use Uncreative’s powers against you, but unfortunately they’ve worn off. It’s no matter though. I can still kill you without them”
before Shard could respond Gamma formed itself into a scythe for Shara who blitzes towards Shard who barely manages to block the attack by summoning a shield made from their Determination. Shard then throws Shara off of who but she lands on her feet. Share then summons a sword of Determination and gets ready to fight
Shard: “You sure we can’t talk this out?”
Shara: “Very”
Shard: “So be it”
Shard slashes the air with their sword sending a wave of energy at Shara. Gamma turns itself into a barrier that blocks the attack. Shard runs in for an attack but Gamma wraps itself around Shara’s right arm and turns into a bladed whip. She swings it at Shard who blocks it but the force cracks their shield and sends them flying
Shard lands on their back and before they can get up Shara had jumped into the air with Gamma now as a large hammer that she swings down on Shard. Shard blocks it but the impact makes a crater in the ground and nearly breaks their shield. Shard grabs hold of the hammer and sends a bolt of lightning through it shocking Shara and sending her crashing into a nearby cliff. Shara gets up and grabs their head and thinks ti herself
Shara: “So this is what pain feels like, not as bad as I thought
Gamma morphs into a bow as Shara makes arrows out of a pink energy, she fires and the one arrow splits into thirty. Shard takes their sword and deflects most of them but one impales them in the leg. Shara capitalizes on this window and wraps Gamma around Shard immobilizing them. She then punches them in the face sending them flying. Before Shard could hit the ground Shara appears behind them and kicks them into the air. Shara then appears into of Shard again but before she could attack Shard breaks free and blasts her with a fire ball. Gamma catches her before she falls to the ground as Shard lands breaking their fall with a pillar of water
Shard gets back up to continue the fight but they stop and fall to one knee. They feel weaker and struggle to get back up. Just then they hear Shara laughing as they hear a noise
[You have drained 35% of Shard’s Determination]
Shara: “I’m surprised you didn’t notice it sooner. I’ll admit you’re strong being able to fight like that while being drained. But I wanted to make sure that I would win right here and now”
just as she said that the sky changes colors as swirling pink energy appears above them. As Shard looks at it they realize something, they realize what it is made of
Shard: “Those are-“
Shara: “giggles Yup! Those are souls! But not just any souls. You see before Uncreative’s ice magic wore off I used his Dimension Ice to travel back to our home universe”
Shard: “No, you didn’t”
Shara smiles a big evil grin as she continues
Shara: “There I killed everyone you ever cared for, everyone one you’ve ever loved, and I harvested their souls, and before I left I destroyed that universe to make sure that you couldn’t just reset everyone back. They’re dead Shard, and they’re staying dead!”
as Shara said that the pink lights went into her. She drained and absorbed every last soul that she had harvested as Shard felt all their friends be erased as they were absorbed. After Shara was done her hair turned completely pink and she erupted in a pink aura. Shard just looked at the ground their hair covering their eyes. Before they could react Shara was behind they with Gamma as a scythe once again. A huge gash appeared on Shard’s body nearly cutting them in two
Shara: “Oh don’t look so down my other. You’ll be joining your friends soon enough”
To be continued
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2023.06.10 19:50 KmsotWorld I think my edible may have been laced last night

I am someone who has experience with edibles but to say that yesterday was my worst experience on edibles is an understatement. My boyfriend had recently purchased a 2 84mg peach ring from a questionable source. A few days back he had taken one of the rings and had a great time nothing crazy, so I decided to take his second ring last night. Boy was that a mistake
As soon as it hit I had to immediately sit down, I felt weak and dizzy. We decided to try to watch chainsaw man but to my dismay we were on the episode with the infinity demon and everything went downhill from there. My brain was on overload and felt as if was bursting every few minutes, my chest was aching like crazy and finally, the uncontrollable shaking began. No matter how many blankets I wrapped around my self I was cold and shaking badly. Then everything kept blinking in and out, if I tried to stand and walk it off I felt incredibly dizzy and heavy. I tried to close my eyes and just breathe but that wasn’t helping. At some point my dog and cat started chasing each other up and down the stairs— I live in an upstairs apartment so there is only the front door downstairs— this where I start hallucinating and I mean full on acid esq open eye hallucination that my dog was at the bottom of the stairs mauling my cat to piece. Full panic sets in, I jump off my couch, over the banister, slam into the wall and turn on the stairwell light to my utter shock as my fear has come true: blood everywhere, pieces of my cat all over the ground. Or so I thought. It took me a minute for this horrid image to blink out of existence and for my eyes to adjust to the reality that my cat was just fine and they were just hanging out down there. It was the worst thing I have ever witnessed or experienced, it felt so real that I had to sit there on the top of the steps just breathing and trying to rationalize what had just happened.
At this point I decided I needed to go to bed but it was impossible to sleep, my mind wouldn’t stop playing vivid memories of times before when I had been high. Reality fell apart, I was bombarded with images of what souls actually look like according to my mind. The souls were these odd neon lines forming different shapes with a translucent mesh bag over it. So strange. My mind wouldn’t stop to the point that I no longer knew what a human was supposed to look like. Every memory that came into my mind was tainted by this realization, for example: if I saw myself talking to someone all I saw were these lines forming weird triangles and moving and readjusting as I spoke to other similar squiggly souls. All of this disturbed me to the point of feeling that life was meaninglessly confusing.
All this lasted till about 9 this morning and even know I feel sick and not myself so please excuse the typos. I’m curious to know if anyone has experienced something like this before whether it be edibles or not.
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2023.06.10 19:50 HotFudgeCookie My thoughts about the Friends video ☺️

I would say that this video goes into my top tier of all his episodes. Dylan has a really wonderful way of making it feel like he's actually talking to you. As though we are all hanging out and he's telling us about the crazy Friends marathon that he just watched lol.
I always enjoy how he can break a scene down and walk us through all of the characters plots and reasons why its happening. Also, him pointing out inconsistencies because that's a huge pet peeve of mine as well! 😂
I realized that my other favorite videos of his is the gaming series. Which tells me that I just enjoy watching Dylan.... Not in the creepy way though... Anyhoo, I just wanted to take the time to express how much I enjoy Dylan being Dylan. I'm happy that us fans are able to make him feel comfortable enough that he wants to share more of himself with us.
From his humor and ability to humble himself and laugh at his mistakes/ jokes and always stay positive. To his love for death of certain characters and have no shame in expressing it. lol. All the while being so appreciative of his fans and takes the time to listen and respond back is something we don't see much of.
Sure, his content is silly, but that's why I subscribed. I'd rather watch Dylan videos than some of the tv shows on television/ streaming!
I just wanted to take the time to write this out in hopes that he can see that we really appreciate his effort and time. Its hard for us to think that he isn't so sure of his content, but we are all our own worst critic. So I'm just here to say that our Bamboo stick did an excellent job and I'm SO excited for The Office video to be done because that's a favorite of mine (no pressure!)
Also, I so would have timestamped all my favorite jokes but at the same time I think this was enough of an ego boost for this 20yr old young man 😜 ✌️ & 💕
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2023.06.10 19:49 Agent_Honeydew ANNOUNCEMENT: /r/crochetpatterns will be going dark on June 12th for at least 48 hours in support of the community protest against Reddit's exorbitant API price changes (details inside).

On July 1st, 2023, Reddit intends to alter how its API is accessed. This move will require developers of third-party applications to pay enormous sums of money if they wish to stay functional, meaning that said applications (which include browsers like Reddit Is Fun, Apollo, and Relay for Reddit) will be effectively destroyed. In the short term, this may give Reddit the appearance of being more profitable than it truly is... but in the long term, it will undermine the platform as a whole.
Reddit relies on volunteer moderators to keep the platform welcoming and free of objectionable material. It also relies on uncompensated contributors to keep its numerous communities populated. The above decision promises to adversely impact both groups: Without effective tools, moderators cannot combat spammers, bad actors, or the entities who enable either; without the freedom to choose how and where they access Reddit, many contributors will simply leave. Rather than hosting creativity and in-depth discourse, the platform will soon feature only recycled content, bot-driven activity, and an ever-dwindling number of well-informed visitors. The very elements which differentiate Reddit – the fixtures which make it appealing – will be eliminated.
We implore Reddit to listen to its moderators, its contributors, and its everyday users; to the people whose activity has allowed the platform to exist at all: Do not sacrifice long-term viability for the sake of a short-lived illusion. Do not tacitly enable bad actors by working against your volunteers. Do not aim solely at your looming IPO while giving no thought to what may come afterward. If Steve Huffman's statement – "I want our users to be shareholders, and I want our shareholders to be users" – is to be taken seriously, then please consider this our vote:
Allow the developers of third-party applications to affordably retain their productive (and vital) API access.
Allow Reddit and Redditors to thrive.
More information is available at ModCoord and save3rdpartyapps.
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2023.06.10 19:49 KyraCandy Is my store closing soon?

I want to ask this since me and my coworkers at the store have been talking about this and wondering if our store is going to close one day. And we've been at this for like a year and so we've been working here because of how the store has been operating for the past few years and even more so now with the state it is.
To give context, I worked in a Macy's in one of the cities in Texas. I know Macy's has been closing their stores and on the way out, so it’s one of the major reasons why I am asking this since I wonder if my store is going to be the next hit. And this isn’t a big Macy’s store. It's like a one floor Macy’s in an outside mall.
We get lots of traffic on the weekends, but on weekdays the store is totally dead from what I hear(I only work weekends).
So the reasons why my coworkers and I are speculating whether our store is closing or not is because of the things we've been seeing and experiencing. Also, being asked by other customers too in the past.
Obviously the lack of hiring new people and our store being short staffed so much that few of my older and long-term co-workers that worked longer than me are being fed with the store to the point due to being overworked that they are considering leaving(one or two of them I know had actually quit). We had other younger coworkers leaving since the holidays due to various reasons (internships, being fired, quitting etc).
We also had managers quitting as well for different jobs within a year but they do get replaced.
But our store had not shown any effort to replace the regular employees. Which led to our store becoming more of a mess and more responsibility being thrown on us to get everything done like go backs, cleaning, reticketing, markdowns and a whole bunch of stuff that we cannot get done if we’re checking people out at the same time.
Then when it comes to our sales, it has been the worst we've ever been at our location since apparently we scored very last in selling Macy’s credits and bronze. And that made the higher ups force our managers to grind us to get Macy’s by watching over our backs for an hour and forcing us to “sell the benefits” to customers(Basically tell them why they should get a Macy's like telling them “they get 20% off” whatever useless stuff they buy). Which gets very annoying and exhausting real quick with how long it is checking people out depending on what they buy and requests.
But now they stopped doing that. And went completely lax on it.
Last I heard the reason why they stopped doing it is because the store is going through a “reset” due to us NOT reaching our credit goals again last month. I guess either that means they’re not pushing hard anymore because of that or they lost faith in this store.
And seeing how Macy’s did badly in their quarter report due to the recession(like no duh), I wonder if we are going to see stores closing again soon like next year since I do not see them closing down stores before the holidays and wonder if mine is next due to us possibly underperforming.
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2023.06.10 19:47 ThrowRA089988 I (f23) want to save my relationship with (m23)

This is gonna be a long post, and I ask that you guys keep an open mind. Please don’t say “get over it” and “leave him” I want advice, I’ve seen the good in this man and I’ve seen the good in me, I think it’s worth a shot.
To begin with, me and this guy are religious, Im saying that because a lot of our decisions has been based on us being good in the eyes of God. We have been together just under a year, so when I mention an engagement later it’s because in our culture people get married within weeks. Also we never had sex because we wanted to make it special and do it on our wedding night, if that helps.
When we first met we were just friends and it was fine but we caught feelings, and we turned toxic. We both had bad experiences before, him never having a good relationship in his life (his parents always argued) and me always being cheated on or used. Because of this I asked him constantly to unfollow girls. We both agreed to this boundary btw we both agreed no people of the opposite sex but I was very very hurt in the past and I argued and assumed the worst out of everything. I was also hard to please, I know that and I’m ashamed of it but I completely changed. He heard some things about me from my past and it got to him, but he eventually got over it, and to this day apologises to me, because I’m not that person anymore. He always felt like he couldn’t see his friends because I’d worry, which wasn’t the case. I always wanted the best for him and I never wanted him to be “trapped”. He recently told me that he did a lot that he didn’t want to do, that I didn’t even ask for or WANT because he wanted to make me happy. He said all of our boundaries were fine (no opposite sex, focus on God, treat eachother well etc). But he was worried I’d react badly to certain things, which has clearly made him resent me.
We are both traumatised individuals if you can’t already tell, but we worked through everything. We became better and we were there for eachother. We became busier with our lives but still made time for eachother, we barely spoke but we still appreciated the time together. We no longer argued, we were finally comfortable. Then something big happened, his parents decided to divorce. This flipped a switch and he left me, of course I was blindsided to this. I cried and he stayed, and he left again 2 weeks later but this was a mutual decision. We decided to stay friends and wait for eachother and heal on our own, because what we had was worth it. I know I only spoke about the bad things, but there was so much good as well. We still kept one boundary, don’t date anyone else or see anyone else while we heal.
The issue now is, of course I’m heartbroken, we went from talking about an engagement to breaking up in just 2 weeks. I was okay and healing and becoming better, but last time we spoke I got so mad. I yelled at him, which I never have before and I pushed at him (not hard please don’t think I hurt him) and said I hate him, I don’t know how he could do this how he could lead me to believe everything’s okay when it’s not. He broke down, he cried and told me he’s sorry. He said he wants to try one more time, but that the feelings aren’t there anymore. He says he cares but he’s scared he’s too damaged he thinks I could find better etc. I know how he feels because I’ve felt the same before, but I never left. I just want to know how to fix this. How can I make it better? We weren’t the best but we still care about eachother, he doesn’t want something right now and it hurts but we’re waiting for eachother. I know he’s going through a lot right now, and he hates himself for what he did with us but I want to know how I can help him through this. We both became different people in the past few months, we healed our old traumas. His parents divorce has brought some things back, especially the fact that he always does things to make others happy at his expense. He thinks he’s cold hearted, but this man despite saying he doesn’t love me or even like me anymore, still checks in on me, still prays for me, still calls me to wake me up to pray etc. I refuse to believe the feelings are fully gone, we just need to heal.
I know there’s something still there, I know time can help us. I just want to help him, is there anything else I can do other than wait?
And please don’t say its hopeless, I know us and I know we can get better. How can I help him heal from the hurt he had? He does too much for others, I wish he never hurt himself thinking it would make me happy. We always communicated well on everything, I just wish he spoke up on things because I never knew he was hurting. He says we reminded him of his parents when we were toxic
How can I help a man that says he’s scared he’s too broken? How can I make him feel safe with me? What can I do to restart? I’ve been giving him space and I don’t want to rush things, I want to completely redo everything and take it slow this time and I pray it works
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2023.06.10 19:47 res0n4ncee what does 'on a selective basis' mean

HI i know very stupid qn but what does 'on a selective basis' mean for NBS interviews? does that mean like they randomly pick a few ppl to go for interviews or they see ur portfolio very bad then they tell u to go for an interview????
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2023.06.10 19:47 EdgyNeo039 24 [M4F] Ohio/Anywhere - Looking for people to talk with and maybe game a little. Maybe even a relationship.

Hey, what’s up I’m Cameron. I’m just looking for some chill people to have conversations with and maybe game a little. I have an Xbox series X and a Nintendo Switch OLED. I’ve been playing mostly Microsoft flight simulator and Mario kart. if you have anything else we can compromise I have many other games.
I believe we should start as friends but if it turns into a relationship then that would be my end goal. I hope that happens because long distance doesn’t bother me. I’m a firm believer you should both become best friends before you date that’s just a better way to do things and it will be more natural.
Honesty is also a big part you should always be honest about your feelings and tell me straight up how you’re doing.
I like to talk cuz I rarely get a chance to so if I get comfortable around you be prepared lmao.
I’m someone who tries their best to get by and try to make people feel better about themselves. I’m usually down to earth and chill and I always love talking about random stuff that pops in my head lmao. Idk if any of you care but I’m an INFP and a Pisces so make with that Info as you will. I love voice chatting and talking into the night hours if you so choose. I got some pretty bad depression and I try to make new friends with whoever I find. Maybe it turns into a relationship? Idk. Hopefully. I’m nice in the beginning but as I get comfortable with you I’m more sarcastic and playful. Sometimes a straight teaser lmao. I’m really into dark humor but if it’s not your thing that that’s cool we can compromise on that. I’m extremely loyal to a fault and I’ll be there for you 100% of the time with anything. Be it work, career, or mental illness. I just like helping people feel better cuz I can’t make myself feel better on my own lmao.
Idk what I’m looking for. I guess I could say I’m looking for someone who matches my vibe and we talk a lot. Hopefully, we share some interests, and also maybe we are at the same stage in life. Whichever works. Idk we will see once we talk, won’t we?
A little about myself:
I like talking about history including ww1, ww2, the Cold War, etc.
I really like aviation and all types of planes and flying. Ask me about it and I won’t shut up lmao.
I’m really into Star Wars and I probably know way too much about the lore.
I’m normally quiet but once you get me to start talking I don’t stfu.
I’m someone who likes edgy and dark humor but if that’s not your thing I’ll compromise.
I’ve got some pretty bad depression and I try my best to get by.
Most of my vocabulary has a least one swear word in a sentence.
I like animals dogs especially.
My favorite types of music are 90’s to 2000’s alt-rock, metal and heavy metal, and metalcore. But I also like oldies from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
And yeah that’s all I can think of off the top of my head if you wanna know more things you just gotta get to know me better there’s a whole lot of things that I’d like to talk about.
Feel free to message me I try to get back as soon as I can.
Looking forward to talking to you and I hope we can form a connection
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