Downeast boat forum

Community for building boats

2012.12.12 21:08 Community for building boats

Boat Building general. Any posts related to repair and maintenance, new builds, tools, sail making, boat upholstery, motors, electrical, hydraulics, plans, etc. are welcome.

2011.07.11 20:24 bagpiper Wooden Boat


2017.04.17 05:23 bwooce Autonomous Boats (USV/ASV design, construction, stories)

Discuss design, construction and running of autonomous boats aka Unmanned surface vehicles (USV) or autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) , probably <5m, of all propulsion methods. Drifting buoys also qualify as we're interested in telemetry too.

2023.06.08 01:02 fuzzyOtter I asked ChatGPT to help with an itinerary for my two week trip to Italy in September. Does this look reasonable? Any suggestions?

I asked GPT to help with planning a trip starting in Venice and ending in Rome and for it to provide suggested activities that can be done on those days (it provided a list of activities that could be done, it wasn't suggesting they could all be done).
Any suggestions on the time spent in each city? Any suggestions on some of the better activities or sights to see, based on the list below?
Day 1: Travel Day
Day 2: Venice (Flight arrives at 9:30am)
Day 3 : Venice
Day 4: Venice
Day 5: Verona (travel from Venice to Verona) (1-2 hours by train)
Day 6: Milan (travel from Verona to Milan) (1-2 hours by train)
Day 7: Milan (Lake Como) (1 hour by train)
Day 8: Cinque Terre or Florence (2-3 hours by train to Cinque Terre, 1-2 hours by train to Florence)
Day 9: Florence
Day 10: Florence (Day trip to Siena, San Gimignano, or Pisa) (1 hour by train to Siena, 1 hour by train to San Gimignano, 1-2 hours by train to Pisa)
Day 11: Florence (Day trip to Bologna) (30 minutes to 1 hour by train)
Day 12: Florence
Day 13: Rome (travel Florence to Rome) (1.5-3 hours by train)
Day 14: Rome
Day 15: Travel Day - Flight Departs 12pm local time
submitted by fuzzyOtter to ItalyTravel [link] [comments]

2023.06.07 16:07 hnqn1611 TOP 10 Things to do in ROME - [2023 Travel Guide]

TOP 10 Things to do in ROME - [2023 Travel Guide]
In this post , we'll show you the ten best things to do in Rome. The suggestions are based on our countless trips to this historic city. This post is sponsored by Beeyond, the maker of popular compression packing cubes, a revolutionary new way to organize your luggage and save space. The link is in the description. Don't forget to like this post , subscribe to our channel, and enable notifications. And share your own experience in the comments below. And stick around until the end because we have a bonus attraction that might surprise you.
Top 10 things to do in Rome ⭐ Sponsored by BEEYOND packing cubes, a revolutionary new way to pack your luggage 🧳 🎒 👉 👈 (on Amazon)
🔥📚 Rome PDF Guide 👉 🔥
Here are our top 10 picks:
NUMBER 10: Roman Forum & Palatine Hill The Roman Forum developed gradually over many centuries from what was a swampy lake collecting water from the surrounding hills. The forum was the center of public life in ancient Rome. Located next to the Colosseum and surrounded by government facilities and other important buildings – it was the venue of major public events such as elections, criminal trials, processions, or public speeches. We all probably heard about the legend that says Rome was founded by Romulus, who killed his twin brother Remus after the two of them have been raised by a she-wolf. Romulus is supposed to be buried under the Roman Forum. After the fall of the Empire, the Forum was neglected. It was used as a meadow for livestock and got the nickname Campo Vaccino, meaning Cow Field. The site was first excavated in the 18th century and is now an enormous open-air museum featuring relatively well-preserved ruins of old buildings. If you don't have time to visit the area, you can see a big part of the forum from the public street above. Don’t skip Foro di Traiano and other interesting buildings just across the street. Located above Roman Forum, you will find Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of ancient Rome. The settlements on Palatine Hill date back as far as the 10th century BC. Today you can visit an impressive collection of archaeological sites from different eras of ancient Rome. According to a legend, the she-wolf that took care of Romulus and Remus lived here. Don't skip impressive views of the entire Roman Forum from terrace on Palatine Hill.

NUMBER 9: Colosseum Located right next to the Roman Forum, you will find Colosseum – the largest amphitheater ever built. Construction of this remarkable structure was completed in the year 80 and was made using stone and concrete to demonstrate Roman building techniques to the entire world. The amphitheater was a gift to the people of Rome by the Flavian Dynasty to gain their popularity. In fact, for that reason, the emperors organized significant events in the Colosseum, and they were free to attend, and sometimes even free food for the visitors was provided. Colosseum was used for gladiatorial combats, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, as a stage for theatrical performances, and other public spectacles. While the structure still stands earthquakes damaged it over the years.

NUMBER 8: Altare Della Patria Altar of the Fatherland or Altare Della Patria in Italian is a large monument built on top of a part of Capitoline Hill. The monument was built in honor of the first king of unified Italy, Victor Emanuel II, and is, to this day, actually the largest monument in Rome. The construction began in 1885, but the monument was not completed for another 50 years. The construction of Il Vittoriano, as it is also called, was controversial because it included destroying a large part of Capitoline Hill's Medieval neighborhood. You can climb the monument, see the tomb of the unknown soldier, visit the museum of Italian Unification, and complete your tour by visiting an impressive terrace with amazing views of Rome.

NUMBER 7: Villa Borghese Gardens Villa Borghese is a large public park comprising several buildings, villas, museums, a zoo, and other attractions. The park is located close above Piazza Del Popolo, one of Rome's main squares. The garden was created in 1605 from a former vineyard. In the 19th century, the park was designed to its current form and was purchased by the city of Rome for public use. Terrazza del Pincio, located at the south of the park, offers one of the best panoramic views of Rome. Villa Borghese offers an array of activities: you can rent a boat on one of the lakes in the park and row around the inspiring Temple of Asclepius, visit the Waterclock at Pincio, or stop at one of the open-air restaurants and cafes. Terrazza Viale del Belvedere, situated close to Casina Valadier, offers another beautiful view of the city. Don't skip other impressive gardens and parks in Rome. Check our travel guide for more suggestions. BTW, our mobile-friendly travel guide covers the top 20 things to do in Rome and things to know before you visit, including maps, opening hours, links to buy tickets, itinerary suggestions, and other information. By purchasing our travel guide, you are also helping us sustain this channel, so a big thank you for that!

NUMBER 6: Piazza Navona and the underground ruins of the Circus Agonalis Piazza Navona is a Baroque square from the late 15th century that features several impressive statues and fountains from Baroque architecture. The square was built in the 1st century on a former Dominitian's stadium, now, the ruins are a part of the Unesco World Heritage. The stadium was used for athletics competitions known as "Circus Agonalis" or the competition arena. You can still recognize the square's unique shape and visit the ruins of the stadium 4.5 meters (15 ft.) under Piazza Navona. Later in history, the square turned into a lake during the summer to stage famous naval battles. There are even some legends about ghosts who wander around the square.

NUMBER 5: Trevi Fountain and underground labyrinths Stretching 86 feet or 26 meters in the air, Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain was built on the façade of a palace in 1751. The water for the fountain was delivered from Acuqa Vergine, one of Rome's aqueducts, and was considered the purest water you can drink in Rome. The legend says that whoever drinks the water from the fountain or throws a coin in it will return to Rome. By the way, nearly 700,000 euros worth of coins are tossed into Trevi Fountain each year. Don't skip the remains of a Roman house and aqueduct. Vicus Caprarius located just around the corner of the Trevi Fountain, is a system of underground labyrinths from the Roman Times, offering insight into ancient Rome's life, engineering, and ingenuity. It was a part of the complex Virgin Aqueduct that supplied potable water to the city, including Trevi Fountain.

NUMBER 4: Spanish Steps Spanish Steps are a colossal stairway of 135 steps connecting the Spanish Embassy with the Trinità dei Monti church. The steps were built in the 18th century by a French diplomat and took only two years to complete. As the widest stairway in Europe, Spanish Steps quickly gained recognition and eventually became one of the main Roman attractions. According to the tradition, sometime during the spring, part of the steps are decorated with flowers, making an extraordinary sight. At the bottom of the Spanish Steps, there is Piazza di Spagna with the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, dating back to the early Baroque period. Check our Rome 4K walking tour with closed captions to get the full experience, including bohemian Trastevere, and other major sights and hidden gems. The link is in the description.

NUMBER 3: Pantheon Pantheon is a former Roman temple constructed in the second century AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. In 609, Pantheon was given to the pope and was converted into a church. Pantheon is the best-preserved ancient Roman monument. Its impressive concrete dome features an oculus in the center which serves as the primary source of natural light. Since there is no glass covering the oculus when it rains, the floor gets wet. Still, because of an ingenious system of 22 well-hidden holes, the water quickly drains away.
NUMBER 2: Baths of Caracalla Bathing was a part of daily activities in Roman culture, and baths were the central part of Roman urban architecture. The impressive and vast complex of the Baths of Caracalla, which is now only the ruins, was built between 212 and 216 by the Roman Emperor Caracalla to gain popularity. People of different social classes came to the baths every day, not only to bathe but also to socialize. The Baths of Caracalla even featured an entire public library. However, the baths also hide a darker side. In the underground tunnels, hundreds of slaves worked in extreme heat to keep the water warm all the time. If you like ancient public baths, don’t skip Baths of Diocletian. This video is sponsored by Beeyond, helping you save space and organize your suitcase. A revolutionary new way to organize your luggage consists of a set of small and large packing cubes. Once you’re done packing, just compress the air out of your packing cubes like this, and voila, your clothes are compressed and your luggage is organized. We use Beeyond packing cubes on our travels, and they are even designed to fit your carry-on. Visit Beeyond’s Amazon page to get your own compression packing cube set. The link is in the description.
NUMBER 1: Vatican City Covering an area of 110 acres (44 ha) and with only about 1,000 inhabitants, Vatican City is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. The official name is Vatican City State, and it has been the pope's residence since the year 1377. While the central area is closed to the public, there are many attractions to see, for example, St. Peter's Square and Basilica which are impressive examples of Renaissance architecture. Visit Vatican Museums, displaying a collection of 20,000 works of art. Don't skip Sistine Chapel and one of the most famous frescos in the world, The Creation of Adam, painted in the 16th century by Michelangelo. And here is the bonus that we promised: Did you know that Rome has its own pyramid dating back 2000 years? During the city's rich and diverse history, Romans constantly explored new places to bury their dignitaries. As a result, Rome is also full of mausoleums and crypts worth exploring, such as The Pyramid of Cestius, an ancient pyramid built around 18–12 BCm a tomb for Gaius Cestius. Did you know that Rome actually had two pyramids build as tombs? Meta Romuli was also build in the 1st century was demolished by the 16th century. Castle Sant'Angelo, Hadrian Mausoleum that was later used by popes and as a fortress and a castle. Mausoleum of Augustus, and others. And did you know that there is an area just outside the city center called Appia Antica Park or Appian Way Regional Park with the 2,300-year-old Via Appia road? Here you can find several of the underground burial grounds - Roman catacombs. While there are over sixty catacombs in Rome, with over 180 miles or 300 km of underground passageways, only some are open to the public. Continue to our video on what you should know before you visit Rome.
submitted by hnqn1611 to TopPersonality [link] [comments]

2023.06.07 08:05 hnqn1611 TOP 10 Things to do in MADRID - [2023 Travel Guide]

TOP 10 Things to do in MADRID - [2023 Travel Guide]
In this post, we'll show you the top 10 things to do in Madrid. This post is based on our fun trip to the Spain’s capital city. Don't forget to like this post, subscribe to our channel, and enable notifications. And share your own experience or ask a question in the comments below. Sponsored by Beeyond compression packing cubes for travel. The link is in the description. And stick around until the end because we have a bonus for you.
Top 10 things to do in Madrid ⭐ Sponsored by BEEYOND packing cubes, a revolutionary new way to pack your luggage 🧳 🎒 👉 👈 (on Amazon)
🔥📚 MADRID PDF Guide 👉 🔥
Here are our top 10 picks:
Number 10: Plaza Mayor Plaza Mayor is one of the most important public spaces in Madrid. The square which once hosted coronations and executions, was first constructed in the 16th century. The square’s name and functions changed several times over the course of history, but it started out as a popular marketplace. Today, Plaza Mayor is famous for outdoor cafes and restaurants, the statue of Philip III on a horse, and the much-anticipated Christmas market. Don’t skip one of many entrances to Plaza Major, such as Arco de Los Cuchilleros, the most famous one. The square is home to the historic Casa de la Panaderìa, which served as the town’s main bakery hundreds of years ago. It is now also home to The Madrid Tourism Center. Visit other squares in Madrid, like the famous Puerta del Sol dating back to the 15th century.
Number 9: Food & markets Madrid is packed with exquisite bars, elegant restaurants, colorful markets, and sophisticated outdoor terraces. The city is a melting pot of Spanish cuisine, highlighting the country's diverse food culture. Start your day with a serving of tasty churros dipped in hot chocolate at Chocolatería San Ginés. Spaniards are known for going big for lunch, so huevos rotos, paella or any other typical spanish meal is a great option. Enjoy your lunch or dinner at authentic places, like Casa Toni, and order one of many delicious food options. And finish your day at the most popular food market in Madrid, Mercado de San Miguel, and try delicious appetizers called tapas with a glass of authentic Spanish wine. This century-old food hall is famous for its cast-iron structure and with its ideal and convenient central location, and flavors of every corner of Spain, the Mercado de San Miguel attracts over 10 million visitors annually. Visit also other food markets across Madrid.
Number 8: El Retiro Park El Retiro is a vast green space, home to expensive gardens, beautiful lakes, and numerous historic buildings. Once a royal park designed for King Felipe IV in the 17th century, El Retiro is now a popular public area. Rent a boat at El Retiro Pond, an artificial lake, The magnificent Palacio de Cristal or Glass Palace conservatory, a former greenhouse that now houses art exhibitions. On any given day, the park is filled with people of all ages enjoying the outdoors, including local musicians and performers entertaining the public, especially on weekends. Don’t skip the Monument to Alfonso XII, The Rose Garden, with over 4,000 roses, and Puerta de Alcalá, once the main entrance to the city, located just outside the park. Did you know that the park was once a part of a royal palace complex, but during the Peninsular War at the beginning of the 19th century, the building was seriously damaged and couldn’t be restored? Madrid offers other beautiful parks. Check our travel guide for more suggestions. By the way, our mobile-friendly travel guide covers the top 20 things to do in Madrid, including maps, opening hours, links to buy tickets, and other information. By purchasing our travel guide, you are also helping us sustain this channel, so a big thank you for that!
Number 7: Matadero Madrid Matadero Madrid is a cultural arts center located in a former slaughterhouse and cattle market built between 1911 and 1925. The complex is now home to several contemporary art studios, museums, exhibition areas, and theaters. After its successful renovation in 2006, Matadero Madrid caters to various fields of art interests with numerous programs you can visit, including ongoing art exhibitions in one of many buildings across the complex. We visited a unique immersive experience in Madrid Artes Digitales, exploring the evolution of works of Gustav Klims through virtual reality, exhibition spaces, and an interactive room. And while you are in the area, you can explore the beautiful Madrid Rio Park and the banks of Manzanares River.
Number 6: Palacio de Cibeles The Palacio de Cibeles, inaugurated in 1919 is an exquisite example of Neoclassical architecture. This iconic building once housed the city's main post office and telegraph and telephone headquarters. The building is now home to Madrid City Council, used as a City Hall and a public cultural center. Don’t skip the magnificent Glass Gallery, a multi-purpose venue for various events, or the stunning view of the city at the Mirador observation deck. Check our Madrid walking tour to get the real feel of the surroundings and the entire city. The link is in the description.
Number 5: Atocha Train Station Madrid's central station, the Atocha Train Station from mid 19th century, is a sight worth visiting, even if you’re not traveling by train. This unique transportation hub is also a gateway to Madrid for travelers to other parts of Spain and Europe. Over a century after it was constructed, Atocha's old train shed was transformed into a luxury hub in 1992 and now includes the Greenhouse Atocha, a botanical garden composed of an extensive collection of tropical plants. The greenery is a great and relaxing sight for the passengers. Did you know that Gustave Eiffel, the leading engineer of the famous Eiffel Tower, collaborated on the renovation project of the train station?
Number 4: Templo de Debod Experience a piece of Egypt right in the heart of Madrid. Templo de Debod is an actual over 2,000-years old temple relocated from Egypt, originally a shrine built to worship the Egyptian god Amun. The temple was a gift of gratitude by the Egyptian government to Spain in 1968, after the UNESCO’s efforts to help save several monuments and archaeological sites from being destroyed while constructing the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. You can also visit the interiors and admire its hieroglyphics and sculptures. If you don't have time to visit the interiors, also because there is usually a very long line of people waiting to see the temple from the inside, you can still admire it from the outside. It is especially enchanting during the sunset. Surrounded by charming parks and gardens, the site is a local favorite for scenic strolls, picnics, and even yoga.
Number 3: Queen Sofia Arts Center From classical collections to modern installations, Madrids’s Golden Triangle of Art consists of three world-class museums and is considered a mecca of global excellence in art, history, and culture. Visit Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of 20th-century art opened in 1992. The museum is named after Queen Sofia and is situated close to CaixaForum art center. Queen Sofia Arts Center houses a collection of art from some of the most famous artists in history, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of interactive exhibits, making it an ideal place to spend the afternoon. In addition to the arts center, the museum also houses a library, auditorium, and café. This video is sponsored by Beeyond, helping you save space when you travel and organize your suitcase. A revolutionary new way to organize your luggage consists of a set of small and large packing cubes. Once you're done packing, just close both zippers, compress the air out of your packing cubes like this, and voila, your clothes are compressed, and your luggage is organized. We use Beeyond packing cubes on our travels, and they are even designed to fit your carry-on. Visit Beeyond's Amazon page to get your own compression packing cube set. The link is in the description.
Number 2: Gran Vía Spain’s vibrant capital is also a renowned shopping destination. Gran Vía is Madrid’s most famous street, also known for its iconic and remarkable architecture. Built between 1910 and 1930, Gran Via was essential to Madrid’s development and modernization. Tagged as the street that never sleeps, the Gran Via also boasts next-level nightlife experiences, driven by luxurious bars, renowned theater productions, high-end street art, world-class designer stores, and enormous shopping malls. You will hardly run out of options in Gran Via, with the numerous stores by popular fashion brands such as Zara, Mango, Primark and high-end boutiques. Besides shopping, visitors can also watch theater and musical shows since the city is also known as the Spanish Broadway. Don’t skip the first skyscraper in Spain or the Iconic Metropolis office building, one of the major highlights of Gran Via. BTW, did you know that the biggest Zara store in the world is located on Gran Via, right across from Plaza de España.
Number 1: Palacio Real A visit the Palacio Real will take you on a journey through Spain’s royal history. The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official home of the Spanish Royal family. And while the royal family no longer actually lives there, the palace is still used for state ceremonial purposes. The palace, open to the public, comprises over 3,000 rooms, including the Throne Room and the Royal Armoury. Next to the palace is the Neo-Romanesque crypt Catedral de Almudena, the seat of Madrid’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese, consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993. Behind Madrid’s grandest church is Parque de Emir Mohamed, the location of the ruins of the Muslim Walls, built in the 9th century during the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Don't miss beautiful Neoclassical Sabatini Garden right next to the palace or an English-style garden - Campo del Moro. And here is the bonus that we promised. Flamenco is Spain's most celebrated dance and music style, commonly performed through rhythmic clapping, feet stamping, and emotional vocals and guitar. So, if you have some time left, visit one of the countless flamenco shows thought the city. Although flamenco is a form of Spanish folk music and dance that originated in the Andalusian region, Madrid became a epicenter for those looking to succeed in this special genre. This unique art form is believed to have developed from intermingling cultres of Andalusian Roma, Sephardic Jews and Moors from southern Spain. There are many other attractions and neighborhoods to discover in Madrid. We wish you a fantastic trip to this amazing metropolis!
submitted by hnqn1611 to TopPersonality [link] [comments]

2023.06.06 19:57 Justlookinyeahsure Plan a meetup/group in advance

I don't have many friends who are interested in going to cons, but I hate going by myself. I'm not sure where to look for other people in the same boat, and I'd rather have a person or group set up in advance. I'm sure a lot of y'all can relate to not being great at impromptu joining other people or groups. Not really finding a lot of topics like this on specific con's forums or anything either.
submitted by Justlookinyeahsure to animecons [link] [comments]

2023.06.06 18:12 reflectingabyss Is IVF the right choice or are we getting ahead of ourselves (haven't tried naturally because of age fears)

Editing to say thank you for all the comments, it's been really insightful to hear all the perspectives. I feel a lot better with the idea of moving forward with the ER. Leaving this thread up for anyone in the same boat to see though :)
For some stats my initial test was january of this year. AMH .39 FSH 13.8 Estradiol 25.4 I started taking the recommended supplements (ubiquinol, acai berry, nad+, prenatal) and during bloodwork found out I had a pretty bad vitamin D deficiency and started supplementing for that (no genetic issues). I had my AFC done last month and they counted 9 follicles. EDIT: adding that we've been seeing a fertility clinic for several months now and are just about to start the first ER cycle.

My partner (42m) and I started this because I was told my blood results are really bad for my age (38) and we're both worried about the implications our older age and what little time we have left and kind of want to lock things in, biggest factors being a fear of miscarriage and the increased risk of down syndrome. He has fertility coverage through work as well. The real kicker is we haven't tried naturally, we always use protection because of those fears. The more I've been reading on this forum though I'm wondering if we're jumping in too fast or not? I've read a lot about miscarriages on tested embryos. I'm worried I don't have time left to make this kind of decision, and trying naturally will just hurt us in the long run. Just figured I'd ask for thoughts on the matter
submitted by reflectingabyss to IVF [link] [comments]

2023.06.06 14:22 produno I present to you Rimworld in space... errr kind of.
I have no idea if this post is allowed here, so no hard feelings if the mods decide to remove it :). I did originally post on the Ludeon forums but as Tynan already mentioned, there is very little traffic there nowadays.
Anyhow, I have been working on SpaceSlog for at least a couple of years now, mostly in my spare time. I think many of you can probably tell Rimworld was a fairly large inspiration, although there are some major differences.

I have spent the last 10 years developing a total conversion mod for Mount&Blade: Warband, so i am not new to creating deep and immersive sandbox content. I hope i can use the knowledge i have learnt to make my own game the best it can be.
You can find out more on our Steam page where you can also wishlist or follow
Please feel free to ask any questions. Links to our discord etc can be found at the Steam link. (I wont post too many links here as I do not want to anger the Rimlords (Mods))
Wow, there's a lot more comments than i expected. This type of game cannot realise its full potential without the support of people like you, so i will try my best to reply to as many of you as possible. I will also push the boat out and add my Discord and Twitter links here.
submitted by produno to RimWorld [link] [comments]

2023.06.06 08:39 lianaalvarao Incredible Things to do in Vegas

Incredible Things to do in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV. Just mentioning the name of the community conjures up a pictorial image of dazzling neon lights, top-of-the-line resorts, and the myriad of casinos. Sporting a popular culture of being referred to as Sin City in movies like The Hangover, Las Vegas usually takes on a negative image. For more information on things to do in Vegas, Nevada's biggest city draws an estimated 36 million visitors per year. The majority of people assume the "party capital of the world" to be Las Vegas, but that's just one small slice of the Mojave Desert's nightlife.
Las Vegas is a city in southwestern Nevada whose name is For you 'the mechanic's village,' in Greek. Therefore, this was the location of much productive work, particularly with regards to the Hoover Dam Project.

Popular Attractions in Vegas

1. Neon Museum

Las Vegas's penchant for discarding things as soon as they become old, useless, or unprofitable often leads the city to demolish old buildings, but many of its historic neon signs have actually survived and been brought over to the Neon Museum to be saved. Book a tour to tour Las Vegas's historic sites and hear the tale of eccentric millionaires, long-lost landmarks, as well as other unbelievable individuals who made Las Vegas. If you like reading such blogs then check out things to do in las vegas on Lowest Flight Fares. On this site you will find blogs on fun things to do in las vegas, best things to do in vegas, free things to do in las vegas, things to do in las vegas strip, things to do in las vegas with kids, things to do in vegas during the day, things to do in vegas for couples, cheap things to do in vegas, things to do in las vegas for couples, things to do in vegas besides gamble, cheap things to do in las vegas, things to do in lake las vegas, things to do with toddlers in las vegas, things to do in vegas alone.

2. Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street's historic area of bars, restaurants, and casinos still happens to be an incredible place to have a good time. There's always continuing improvements to the place, with new additions being constantly made within, which keeps its wide variety of entertainment purposes alive and well. The prices are surprisingly low, making it a sensible option for everybody. The overhead canopy light and sound show voids the audio when well-known songs play, in addition to the surrounding light show. Most people move on though once an automated zipline breeze speeds things up. Wander the old one-halted Vegas to pick up a no wait beer for a safe scenic walk-through.

3. Caesars Palace

A visit to Caesars in Las Vegas is a last opportunity to experience the glamor of the old-school casino industry, and few downtown casinos can match it for setting. Take a chance at the tables there to get a few chips on your enormous gaming floor, take a dip in the remarkable Garden of the Gods pool, browse the Forum Shops, see a concert on the Colosseum stage, or just enjoy touring through the spacious halls while preparing for The Hangover. Also check out the Las Vegas Tour Guide for more information about this incredible city.

4. Dig This

Found a little farther away from the Strip than the Venetian, heavily wooded and open, is a heavy equipment playground where visitors can drive thick Tonka toys. You can choose a Caterpillar D5G bulldozer or a Caterpillar 315CL with an excavator, you can build large mounds and push oversized tanks.

5. Hoover Dam

The Great Depression-era construction that dammed the Colorado River and created Lake Mead, The Hoover Dam looms large in Las Vegas history and 726 feet high is the curving facade's striking aspect from any of the vantage points reported in the guides, boat tours, or flights from Lake Mead. It took nearly 20 years and 18,000 people to build the dam on the Colorado River, and it's definitely worth taking a look at the miles at its end.

6. Park Theater

Among the biggest entertainment trends today is the changing role of production halls, with changes in entertainment patterns prompting star entertainers and notable musicians to populate casino showrooms. Bestowing praise on their followers, performers which include Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, and Cher were among the stars who were regular tenants of the park theater. The venue seats approximately 5,200, and VIP seating offers patrons the option of hiring their own dedicated staff to handle their cocktail needs.

7. The Mob Museum

Comprised of one of a former courthouse building's former sections and an amphitheater where part of the Kefauver Hearings took place, this summit narrates stories of organized crime all over the world, and, particularly, in Las Vegas, where the Mafia ran its agenda with the help of law officials. Permanent exhibits feature a vintage electric-chair model, a fragment of the Saint Anthony hairdryer.
Valentine's Day featured a wall covered in Levine's Massacre , as well as a thrilling slot machine in a speakeasy exhibiting all alcoholic beverages. For an extra fee, you may participate in special adventures like the Crime Lab, the App Store Simulation of Firearms or a private tour of the area's diamond engagement ring distillery where you can purchase a glass of champagne.

8. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

When visitors to Las Vegas find out that The Grand Boulevard is actually 40 miles of wilderness situated near a metropolitan area, they're usually quite curious. After all, the city is home to canyons and mountains, which provide the type of hiking Las Vegas visitors enjoy living here. Visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where rock walls are lined with athletic hikers along classic trails and crevasse-ridden ravines feet in length lead to breathtaking foothills. Not into hiking? Go on a scenic, 13-mile loop in the park to catch a morning or sunset view of the surroundings without enduring the heat.

9. The Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena

Las Vegas has been in need of a professional sports team for many years, and the team was welcomed to the city in 2017, fulfilling the locals' longed-for wish for its arrival at that time. A remarkable trend brought by the team's debut was cemented in Las Vegas's hearts, and the tremendous support the team received nationwide and worldwide shows just how popular the group has become. If you live near Las Vegas throughout the NHL season, stop by the Strip-side T-Mobile Arena to catch a game. This is where the black and gold and the halftime show enjoy the game, attracting devoted fans. Outside of the NHL, it is hockey à la Las Vegas.

10. The Venetian Las Vegas

An attractive resort and amusement complex that provides gondola rides and elaborate d cor, the Venetian incorporates St. Mark's Square in its expansive indoor and outdoor models. Inside the central plaza, the scenery has Frommer's around the basin. Relax in deluxe comfort at The Venetian, as it has some of The Strip's largest suites and has numerous pools across a Romanesque garden.

11. The Peppermill

Unless you haven't been to Peppermill, you haven't really been to Las Vegas. The neon front of the Peppermill 24-hour diner pulsates with bright citron paint. It welcomes guests to sit down in velvet booths that are as savory as plates of eggs, hash browns, and piled-high fruit salads. The ending section of the Fireside Lounge is an enclosure that you could go to before or after your meal, and a lovely throwback to the 1970s, a time when disco was popular and disco balls were everywhere. Consume nacho chips and a 64oz Scorpion Bowl by a fire pit so you and your guests can get away from your guests, with the fire crackling just outside.

12. Pinball Hall of Fame

Arcade game enthusiasts should make a beeline most definitely for the Pinball Hall of Fame, a world famous for its dozens of outstanding pinball machines and vintage games that not even the most hip modern Mercedes-Benz vans can match. Bring your quarters.

13. Lake Las Vegas

Just 16 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas has a massive selection of hotels, golf courses, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor recreation and water activities. The lake is safe for stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, fly fishing, and rowing. Take a boat cruise or a dragon boat race, then tie up on the shore for ground concerts in spring, summer, and fall.

14. The Bellagio Conservatory

Part of the reason Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is such a great place for free outings is that it constantly refreshes its garden and grounds. Piling up vegetation in the 24-hour gardens will present you with an opportunity to check out a spectacular botanical display that includes a stunning combination of plants. It's akin to a miniature Disneyland for plant enthusiasts.

15. High Roller Observation Wheel

This is the largest observation wheel in the world and has one of the most magnificent views of the skyline on the outskirts of it. Take a 360-degree spin 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip or go for a 4D mix. Do you want to heighten your experience? Book your ride and enable the Happy Half Hour.

16. Mandalay Bay Beach

The National Museum of the Aztecs is a great place to visit in Las Vegas when in the warm sunlight. This center also features the tropical Mandalay Bay Beach, where lively activities will keep the whole family entertained. Three poolside bars are located near three bondways, each of which is lined by seating beach bungalows covered with numerous pillows.

17. Ferraro's Restaurant & Wine Bar

A favorite with local LV natives, Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has been serving up fine Italian cuisine for over three decades. The establishment honors a southern Italian heritage with unique dishes featuring house-made pasta, high-grade meats and unique produce from private farms. Paired with a stunning wine list to complement your beautiful tastes, your sommelier will tailor your dining experience to your taste. Ferraro s is a fantastic option for you going out.

18. Spa at The Linq

Head to Spa at the Linq before a return trip to Sin City to effectively replenish yourself from distressing experiences from the night before. Make yourself comfortable, choose your own tunes, or even let the spa staff select an ideal fragrance combination for those struggling with pain. The spa-like Himalayan salt cave is the number one tourist attraction here. Features that help ease allergies and congestion are contained here, too.

19. Las Vegas Springs Preserve

The spa-like Himalayan salt cave is the number one tourist attraction here. Features that help ease allergies and congestion are contained here, too. The Springs of Las Vegas are known as the location of the birth of the Nevada urban area. Plenty of things to see and do in the vicinity make it worth visiting for a day. Children, bike rentals, and the Nevada State Museum are especially popular.

20. The Fountains of Bellagio

Tourists to Las Vegas go out of their way to witness the Bellagio signature dancing fountains. The fountains covering several acres are located near the hotel. MUSIC gets the water running every 30 minutes and a few times of day at night. Not just free of cost, this outstanding fountain has been immortalized by the production of Ocean s Eleven.

21. The National Atomic Testing Museum

Bear in mind that throughout the 1950s, a lot of individuals were strolling towards the street until The Strip, still watching their wild mushroom cloud pictures. The history of the development of America's nuclear weapons program is mesmerizing and horrifying. Ironically enough, Las Vegas was where lots of it happened. A visit to this wide collection of uniquely interesting stuff should most definitely be included on your Place To Get Lost list.
submitted by lianaalvarao to u/lianaalvarao [link] [comments]

2023.06.05 22:06 weolo_travel Use a shielded power cable for subwoofer / receiver / amp?

tl;dr Do you need, or recommend, using a shielded power cord for a subwoofer compared to a standard IEC power cord?
I picked up an older Emotiva Airmotiv S15 sub [] for $300 recently from someone who was moving so I could add as a second subwoofer to supplement my SVS PB-1000. I didn't even think until later about the power cord. I was doing a search and found Emotiva markets something they call XIEC Power Cable for which they sell at $57.
The subwoofer has an IEC receptacle so for now I am just using an older computer power supply cord that fits, but this has led me to wonder if I should be using a shielded power cable. The subwoofer is plugged into a separate outlet, though on the same circuit, as my audio equipment. I've tried to go through some YT videos and search of this forum for "shielded power cable", but I haven't really seen this topic discussed since most results seem to refer to shielded audio cables.
On eBay or Amazon, it seems they go for about $35-$40 in general. I am seeking advice or a synopsis of what anyone has already researched or experienced. Thinking about this power cable has led me to go down the rabbit hole and wonder if I should get a shielded power cable for the components with IEC receptacles within my media rack.
I have an 18U rack for my media center with the following from top to bottom;
4U Denon 3800H 2U Procool rack fan 2U Emotiva BaseX A5 amplifier 4U xbox Series X 2U Panasonic UB820 BluRay player 2U Panamax Power conditioner 2U Tripplite 1500VS UPS
I can get a shielded .5 meter power cable on eBay for around $25 on a slow boat from China and replace any or all of the 3 IEC cables that are used by devices (receiver, amplifier, Panamax), but I get the feeling it is overkill. I'm running 7.2.4 and the power and data cables are already separated by opposite side within the rack.
Considering a sub can pull a lot of power, it is advisable to at least get that shielded? That subwoofer is at least 6 feet away from the audio rack anyway.
submitted by weolo_travel to hometheater [link] [comments]

2023.06.05 19:12 DukeOfDownvote Siren 17 questions

Looking at a siren 17 pretty close to me and forum posts seem to cover most aspects pretty well, I had 2 questions that I think are maybe a bit more specific to me, or information on the internet seems to be conflicting.
  1. Is the cockpit self-bailing? I have read that it is, but in an article I read it calls out that it isn’t, idk if that’s this particular boat or if they’re wrong or what, but I’m struggling to find good info. Also, is there a convenient bilge drain (like in a Daysailor)? What should I expect in terms of the frequency with which I need to pump water out, if the boat is kept on a mooring?
  2. Coming from a Daysailor, I expect it will feel a little slow, but compared to something like a Newport or a compac I was hoping it would feel a little more like a big dinghy than a small ship. At least one page calls it out to be very stable, but most people agree it’s pretty tender. I’d imagine it can’t be more tender than a Daysailor, but does anybody have a direct comparison?
submitted by DukeOfDownvote to sailing [link] [comments]

2023.06.05 18:22 axedlens Entity Celebrates Web3 Innovation at the Crypto Valley Conference By @EntityFinance

Entity Celebrates Web3 Innovation at the Crypto Valley Conference By @EntityFinance
The global outreach tour rolls on! From June 1–2, Entity joined MultiversX, AshSwap, Knights of Cathena, DX25, and other top Web3 builders at the Crypto Valley Conference in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Read on as we reveal our key takeaways from the event and what comes next for Entity!
Crypto Valley Conference

Zug, Switzerland: a global hub for innovation

You probably know about Silicon Valley, but have you heard of Crypto Valley?
The name refers to the hotbed of Web3 pioneers based out of Switzerland due to the regulatory clarity of this picturesque European country. In particular, the Zug region is home to over a thousand blockchain companies with an overall valuation of up to $600 billion.
Beyond chocolate and luxury watches, Switzerland is also renowned as a Web3 hotspot
Zug is a highly fertile ground for launching Web3 startups, as this type of innovation cluster offers a range of benefits for enterprise growth as well as individual professional development.
Last week, these misty mountains welcomed thousands of guests from around the world for the 2023 Crypto Valley Conference. Entity’s founders at Istari Vision are members of the Crypto Valley Association, which has hosted this annual gathering since 2018.
Entity was joined by some top MVX startups like AshSwap and Knights of Cathena
This exciting event marked another stop on the MultiversX Global Outreach Tour, as they served as a top sponsor for the conference and also hosted a side event on June 1 in Heuboden.
Entity was there every step of the way, along with some of our closest partners from the DeFi and GameFi ecosystems.

Connecting & sharing knowledge

The two-day event featured a packed schedule, with June 1 titled ‘Masterclass Day’ and June 2 ‘Conference Day’.
Here are some of the most valuable insights gathered by Entity:
  • AI is not just a passing trend for blockchain. There are tons of powerful use cases, such as analyzing and optimizing DAO processes
  • Financial institutions are warming up to crypto and are ready to make significant investments once Web3 regulations are clear
  • Blockchain technology is driving sustainable innovation from both crypto-native startups and established NGOs like UNICEF
MultiversX CEO Beniamin Mincu joined a panel titled ‘Unleashing Creativity Through Blockchain: AI, Metaverse, Gaming and NFTs’, where he dived into topics such as the exciting opportunities of AI and the potential of xPortal as a Web3 super app.
MultiversX CEO Beniamin Mincu took center stage at the conference
In addition to a range of insightful panels and presentations, the conference was also an excellent opportunity for networking and connecting with fellow builders.
The Entity Team took full advantage of both aspects by leveling up their knowledge throughout the week while also finding new synergies and potential partnerships across the entire Web3 ecosystem.

All eyes on MVX

After the first day of the conference, MultiversX hosted a special side event to share their vision for the future of blockchain with the world.
A variety of builders joined this memorable evening from within the MultiversX ecosystem and beyond.
The MultiversX side event showcased MVX’s community builders
Some dedicated builders from outside the ecosystem were also in the house to learn more about this game-changing blockchain. For example, Duke Vu of Fungies joined the MultiversX event after winning 1st place in this year’s Crypto Valley Startup Competition for his project’s next-generation GameFi solutions.
In addition to members of Entity’s core team such as CEO Wolfgang Rückerl, several of our partners also had a productive week in Switzerland.
GameFi founder Lukas Anetsberger of Knights of Cathena was in attendance along with DeFi leaders such as AshSwap CEO Neil Nguyen and DX25’s business development specialist Mark Sugden.

Hypergrowth begins

Overall, the 2023 Crypto Valley Conference was a great opportunity to showcase the power of Entity and MultiversX to some key players from the broader Web3 world.
Networking in style during the Crypto Valley Conference Boat Cruise
The last day of the event wrapped up with a stunning boat tour, but this was not all for the MVX community.
As an exclamation point to this action-packed week in the alps, Beniamin Mincu delivered a thrilling set of updates about MultiversX in a town hall presentation broadcast on Friday evening.
“Our focus will be on supercharging brand awareness and community engagement, jumpstarting developer adoption, and igniting user adoption.” Beniamin Mincu • MultiversX
Titled More Than Currency: Blockchain as a Truth Machine’, Beniamin unveiled plans to kickstart adoption of MVX, support the developer ecosystem, expand the power of tools like xMoney and xFabric, and leverage groundbreaking technology like zero-knowledge proofs and AI in new and innovative ways.
To learn more about these big announcements and MultiversX’s plan for 1000 days of hypergrowth, click here.

The outreach tour continues

Next up for MultiversX, they will travel to Italy on June 7 for Metaforum in Milan where they will host an official side event. Then, Beniamin Mincu will join Proof of Talk in Paris on June 14–15.
Entity also remains busy with several more in-person and online events coming up this month:
  • Entity Builders Forum (Online, June 10)
  • Web3Berlin (Germany, June 10–11)
  • Saga Festival (Romania, June 23–25)
First, we are very excited to host the MultiversX Builders Forum event this upcoming weekend. With free on-chain prizes and insightful discussions from a diverse range of Web3 leaders, make sure to secure your seat now!
Join the Builders Forum for the latest MVX alpha, giveaways, and new announcements from Entity
Entity will then join Web3Berlin to connect with fellow builders and share the word about Entity in Germany’s capital city.
And at Saga Festival, Entity will have a booth in an exclusive Web3 area where attendees must download xPortal and use a special NFT powered by Noft to enter. With over 150,000 attendees last year, this festival will be a great opportunity to onboard new blockchain users to MultiversX with free NFT mints, lotteries and more. Saga will also feature some exciting giveaways from Entity and our colleagues at Vampire Wars, Knights of Cathena, holoride and AshSwap.

It’s still day one

Whether meeting us in your country or joining us in the metaverse, Entity is excited to connect with all Web3 builders and community members!
Make sure to follow Entity on Twitter and join our official Telegram channel for all the latest discussions, news, and contests.

Enhancing the MultiversX Ecosystem

Entity Finance
Entity is a Launchpad and suite of cutting-edge tools for Web3 builders and investors. Entity is focused on catalyzing growth in key areas such as DeFi, GameFi, NFTs and real-world blockchain applications.
MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure and decentralized blockchain network created to enable radically new applications, for users, businesses, society, and the new metaverse frontier.
Source: Entity Finance / Medium / Entity Celebrates Web3 Innovation at the Crypto Valley Conference
submitted by axedlens to elrondnetwork [link] [comments]

2023.06.05 06:15 scratchisthebest Auto Third Person version 2 available for Forge 1.4.7, Forge 1.7.10, Forge 1.12.2, Fabric 1.16.5, Forge 1.16.5, Fabric 1.17.1, Forge 1.17.1, Fabric 1.18.2, Forge 1.18.2, Fabric 1.19.2, Forge 1.19.2, Fabric 1.19.4, and Forge 1.19.4 (help me)

Hiya, just a quick post to mention that my mod that used to be a simple mod written in a couple days using 1 class for 1.12.2 is now a terrifyingly complex mod written over the period of a couple months using 50+ classes for Forge 1.4.7, Forge 1.7.10, Forge 1.12.2, Fabric 1.16.5, Forge 1.16.5, Fabric 1.17.1, Forge 1.17.1, Fabric 1.18.2, Forge 1.18.2, Fabric 1.19.2, Forge 1.19.2, Fabric 1.19.4, and Forge 1.19.4, and I ended up needing to write/maintain not one but two custom pieces of tooling to get everything working. But it's finally pretty much in a publishable state and I hope you enjoy it.
What this clientside mod does is put you in F5 third-person mode when you enter a boat or ride a horse, and put you in first-person again when you leave. Because I think it's a lot nicer to use boats in that camera mode, and one day after the 7 millionth time pressing F5 while navigating my friend's server's river system in a boat I got annoyed enough to write a mod about it.
I know it's not very exciting-sounding; wish I had time to write more interesting mods instead of fielding port requests. But honestly it's a little more interesting than it sounds. I like it a lot.
A lot of things are configurable, like whether this effect also happens when you go swimming. There's also some assorted vehicle- and camera- related goodies that you might find convenient to configure:
This new version also includes a keybind which can temporarily enable and disable the mod 🙌
submitted by scratchisthebest to feedthebeast [link] [comments]

2023.06.04 20:30 throwaway87659302 How do I handle a poly-mono relationship?

Hey so I'm looking for support, advice, compassion and overall understanding after being told by my partner 1 year into our monogamous relationship (27F and 28F) that she could be poly. Long story so TLDR at the end.
When we first met each other online, we were drawn to each other and realized that we share similar interests and values, one most notably being monogamous people. I should also note that we are long distance. Despite the distance, we fell hopelessly in love with each other and were committed to making our long distance relationship work. I've never met someone like her, she lit up my life like never before. She's the love of my life and she told me I was hers. without gushing too much, she is amazing and I've never been happier or more in love with a person.
To make an already long story shorter, we went through something incredibly traumatic the first time we met each other, before we got our first kiss, before we got to do any of our plans, that experience marred our vacation and first meeting. Since then, things have been...distant, while it's clear we still love each other, that traumatic experience has exacerbated some existing mental health issues for us, but especially her.
We don't have many intimate conversations anymore, which were so important to me doing a LDR for the first time. I've brought this up a few times since the incident and she told me that her mental health is suffering and that is something I completely understand as I am in the same boat. it's expensive for either of us to get therapy and meds right now but we used to be medicated and fairly consistent in therapy.
We want to be there for each other and I'm willing to try but it's simply just very hard for her to “show up” in the ways that I need to feel supported while she's struggling, so I do my best to be there for her and help her when things are hard.
About two months ago tho, when it seemed like things were getting quite hard for her, she video called me and she told me she wanted to explore being poly so she can have “more areas of support” without feeling like I'm all the support she has. She feels like our relationship is shrouded by negativity and trauma. I felt heartbroken, devastated and confused. This was something I wanted to work through with her, together. I did my best to listen to her and ultimately, I didn't want to lose her so I told her to do what she needs to do to feel fulfilled and supported. She says she's not even looking yet but just wanted to talk to me about it. We spoke about it and everything else for a few days and that was about it for awhile. I asked if she could just reassure me while I try to navigate this new information because it's hard. She agreed to reassure me when needed throughout this process and I started looking for resources to help me understand myself and polyamory in general.
Fast forward to just a week ago now she wanted to talk again and she brought up wanting to explore being poly again but this time she sounded clearer, more sure of herself than the last time. As she said, it was like a “switch flipped”. She says she is still looking for other areas of support but also is sure that she can form bonds and have feelings for other people or is okay with that possibility, that she is okay with me doing that too and that being poly might even tie in to her identity. Needless to say this felt like another blow to my heart. She says that I need to work on why the thought of her being with someone else makes me feel so uncomfortable and that my discomfort is rooted in ownership and a need to “control the situation” and “I need to to accept this while working on myself” and she thinks people develop this sense of safety when none/few of their insecurities have to be addressed in relationships and they get comfortable in that rather than trying to address them and that that might be happening with me.
And the last thing I wanted to ever do was control her. We were our own people in our relationship, I love that about us. We are our own people experiencing each other, who are in love but I never saw us as codependent or attached. There's mutual trust and love.
I feel selfish for wishing she wasn't poly, for feeling pain at the thought of her being with other people. But I understand that she does not have many friends where she lives (she had to move for work) and is struggling to find connections with people offline, while I am still able to see my friends from time to time (I'm an introverted homebody with social anxiety but I do my best to have a healthy social life). I do encourage her to try to make friends but it's hard to be encouraging when she wants to form intimate connections with other people romantically, sexually, emotionally.
I've read so many pro-poly articles, peer reviews, support forums, listened to so many podcasts and watched what feels like dozens of videos trying to find a way to be okay with her being poly and me being mono (that has led me here). But I just can't get past the pain I feel when thinking about her intimately with someone else, feeling hurt because the future we both visualized feels like it's slipping away, going from feeling safe and secure to feeling anxious and insecure. I overthink by nature, and I know it will be a hard if not impossible adjustment for me if that switch that flipped for her doesn't flip for me. I don't want to be miserable, I don't want to be that partner constantly needing reassurance, I don't want to be a source of burden for her in exploring this new self, I don't want to feel like I have a monopoly on her feelings and desires....but I can't just suddenly make myself okay with this. I don't want to lose her, but I have to consider my feelings as well. I'm just so torn.
Any advice from mono people that had it hard starting out? any advice from the poly side that had partners who struggled at first but are okay now?
(TLDR: My long distance girlfriend of one year said she is poly after us going through a traumatic situation together because she wants more avenues of support but I am uncomfortable and hurt by the idea of her being intimate with other people and need guidance).
submitted by throwaway87659302 to polyamory [link] [comments]

2023.06.04 20:00 RiverWitch812 What's the 30+ roommate environment like in Cbus?

I'm a single woman in my mid-30s with a dog and a full time job that covered all my bills until recently. My annual raise this year was 2% and my expenses have all gone up 10-20%
I've been living alone for years and I love it. But economically, it's no longer feasible.
I want to know what I'm up against. My question is, am I embarking on an impossible journey by looking for another grown adult who has their sh*t reasonably together? My ideal roommate would be a person over the age of ~27 with a dog or cat who would get along with my dog who would go in on a decent apartment in a decent area.
In this economy? Surely there's SOMEONE out there in the same boat as me. But I don't want to submit an add only to get laughed out of the forum. Anybody have any advice or ideas?
submitted by RiverWitch812 to Columbus [link] [comments]

2023.06.04 13:06 mihir993 Anyone else absolutely overwhelmed by the scope of the game?

I downloaded TOTK about 4-5 days ago and have since then basically just been the Great Sky Island, exploring to my heart’s content.
However, looking online and on this forum, this game is so so vast that I just feel overwhelmed and feel like no matter how long I play it, I’ll never see everything, do everything etc.
Anyone else in the same boat?
submitted by mihir993 to tearsofthekingdom [link] [comments]

2023.06.03 21:54 Brave-Ad6417 Life Update 2 Years On: Just hit $3.2M in net worth today

Hello everyone!
I originally posted about hitting $3.2M (post here) and it blew up back then.
2 years have passed since my last major update and I’ve received a number of requests for updates - so I figure why not?
Back in early/mid 2021 I reached $3.2M in net worth. Now - even with all the craziness of the past couple years - I’ve hit $6M.
In many ways, this is perhaps an observation of what happens the first two years after you hit the first two years of wealth - as I think it takes that much time to start to adjust to your life a little bit. I wrote a little more about work than other areas because it's been such a crazy two years in tech - but amidst all the noise, the signal of my FATFIRE plans remains essentially the same. : )
Anyway, thanks for bearing with me - it was actually deeply cathartic / therapeutic to write this all down. Here we go! : )

— WORK —
* I work in tech, and like many of us who do - it’s been a rough couple of years. Our share price debuted at $40, shot up to $200 by end-2021 and then in 2022 crashed to as low as $10. It’s rebalanced at the moment at the $50-60 range, which I will take. To be honest, $200 was never real - just irrational exuberance - but neither was $10. But it’s meant a lot of volatility in wealth and our Board is breathing down our necks a bit. (And in case anyone was wondering - because of insider trading restrictions I couldn’t take advantage of the $200 prices lol.)
* Beyond the volatility in share prices, the fundamentals of the business remain strong but also have seen some fallout. Some of our revenue growth acceleration benefited via a 1-off boost from the pandemic and also from the blockchain / crypto hype wave at the same time. When those eased off, our revenue growth slowed.
* Like many in the industry, we went through our own wave of layoffs. We just did 1 big layoff (20%+) so we’d hopefully never have to repeat it again. I was part of the planning of the layoff and it was a pretty miserable 3 months. I had to choose who to layoff. I couldn’t talk about it with anyone on my team and had to keep up pretenses until we conducted the RIF. I had to conduct the layoffs for 12 people myself. And I had to pick up the pieces and hold the remaining team together and get us through it all. It’s been almost 6 months post-RIF for us, and we’re mostly back to normal. I just wish we had a little more joy and a little less fear these days, but I think joy is hard to find in tech these days.
* As an aside for those wondering about the layoffs, these things are never perfect - and never executed perfectly. We let everyone know via email in the early hours in the morning and deactivated their access to our systems immediately afterwards, which might seem cold. But given the scale and risk to customer data, there was no easy way to do it. We also tried very hard to be as generous as possible. We gave everyone impacted generous packages of 7 months’ severance with medical (we paid the individual contribution for COBRA). I followed up with everyone I personally chose for the layoff - and we offered them a chance to talk it through with me (to provide closure). About 80% did over time (and I would never force it) - 1 was irrationally angry, 1 cried and was super sad, but most were calm and understood. I also offered to personally help everyone who wanted it to get their next job, and have helped several of them. It was a hard time - and it SHOULD be hard. These are people’s lives and I feel that those who make these kinds of decisions should never be too divorced from the consequences of their decisions. It is very appropriate that I be exposed to someone who needs to scream and get angry because of a decision that I made. I probably write about this because it still weighs on me.
* Personally, I’ve done OK through it all. I run one of the parts of our business that works well and actually got promoted to in 2022, so I’m seen as a bellwether for stability right now - although I’m conscious that today’s stability is tomorrow’s stagnation lol. We’ve also seen major changes in our leadership – 35-40% of the C-suite and VP layer is gone, including my own C-suite leader. I’ve only been here for 3 years, but I’m now the 4th most tenured VP in the company (out of 25 VPs) and also ranked #9 out of 1200 employees - I find the attention and pressure a little uncomfortable lol. I get along with my new boss - although I miss my old one.
* I think I have another year left in me - when I hit my 4 years of service (and my original grants vest), I’ll start to arrange for a thoughtful transition. RIght now, I need to do my part to keep things stable and create a new upward path - not just for the company but also for my team.
— HOME —
* In my last post, I wrote about wanting to upgrade from my 1.5 bedroom apartment to a single-family home here in San Francisco. So…. I did it! Probably the biggest flex I’ll ever do.
* In late 2021, I bought a 3br, 3bath house with a beautiful garden in the Potrero HIll neighborhood of San Francisco for $2.5M. The market was very hot then, so I know I slightly overpaid for it, but also locked down a great interest rate 2.7% fixed rate.
* The house is a source of continuing joy for me : ). I have coffee in my garden, cook in my French farmhouse kitchen, etc. It’s been pricey but completely worth it for me, and I think I can afford it. Since I work from home, I spend a lot of time here and having a good home environment is important to me.* It’s admittedly a lot of house for a single guy and a cat lol. But it’s at least partially a promise to myself for the life that I want to have in the future. It’s a house that’s meant to be filled with people and life and love and laughter, and I'm committing myself to making that happen. : )
* I also sold my old apartment shortly afterwards. I broke even on the apartment - but I didn’t want so much SF real estate in my books and I was nervous about rising mortgage rates killing the market for SF apartments. (I sold just before the first rate hike.) There were also covenants / restrictions about renting in that building (they restricted the # of apartments that could be rented at any one time) - so selling was the only real option.
* Do I regret selling the apartment and not making a profit? Maybe a little, but not too much. I don’t view my real estate transactions as just financial investments - they’re also places for me to live and be. And also, I’m not looking to real estate as my major source of wealth generation at the moment - my net worth rose from $3.2M to $6M in this period, so I won’t sweat the small stuff. I’m generally a satisficer and not an optimizer at these things - but I readily admit to not being a real estate mogul in the making lol.
* Still very very single lol. Dating around but nothing serious. (Also, dating sucks! Can’t wait to settle down….) And yes, I will use a prenup when I do settle down.
* My birthday gift to myself will be a hot tub for the garden lol.
* Beyond that and the house - I still don’t spend a ton on myself. For example, when flying personally, I’ll still just travel premium economy (domestic and international).
* I still support my family - my dad, my brother and my sisters - and happy to do so. Unfortunately, though, the situation with my brother became a bit complicated - I’ve given him $100K over 3 years for his kids’ schooling, but I think it’s gotten to be a bit too much and I had to lay some clearer guidelines. I think it’s fine now, though. Wrote more about it here in the AITA forum:
* I joined the board of a non-profit focused on education and love it!
* Personal fitness - it’s been a rough couple of years, like conducting the layoffs. Need to pick this up again.
* Share price drops have been compensated for by more shares vesting over to me over time. With the current price range, I get another $2M if I stay until April 2024. So I’ll stay until then and then trigger my thoughtful transition out.
* Broadly speaking, I feel my number is $7-8M. I feel like I can pay down my mortgage ($2M mortgage with 28 years remaining is a LOT of interest to pay, even at just 2.7%...) and live off the interest of the remaining balance of $5-6M. Post income and property tax and if I don’t have mortgage payments to make, I think having $7K/month as pure disposal income is a good / comfortable lifestyle, even in a VHCOL place like SF.
* 80% of my financial assets are still in my company’s shares. I’ll need to start thinking seriously about diversification soon. It just seemed like the past year was a terrible time to sell lol.
* I like my accountants. I’m not convinced about my financial advisors and will probably let them go soon.
* Still planning to retire at 44 (next year).
* I still plan on living here in SF. It’s where all my friends are. And it’s so pretty here. Personally, talk of the end of SF is really overstated by the press (and Elon Musk). It’s really just the downtown area that’s been deeply impacted. But few long-term residents live downtown.
* Major focus for my first year will be health and wellness and finding a partner to settle down with. I want my six pack abs back lol (I was a swimmer in high school lol).
* I expect to travel a little bit. Apart from staying with friends and family, I want to just live in Seville for a month in an airbnb, then move to Florence for a month, then Istanbul for a month.
* Afterwards, I’ll settle down to a quiet life here in SF.
* I expect to do more mission-driven work eventually. Whether it’s non-profit work, or things like climate-tech.
* Having friends who are in the same boat as me is really helpful. I have a couple friends who’ve already FATFIRED - and just being able to share with them and hang out with them has been really, really good. I don’t have to hold back.
* Conversely, I’ve decided to stop talking about my FATFIRE ambitions with other friends quite so much. Not because I’m being obnoxious (afaik) or that it makes them jealous - but I worry that it distorts their own aspirations for their lives. I have twenty-something friends who are talking about trying to retire at 35 now – and while I think it’s admirable, I’m unsure how realistic it is for them. TBH, I lucked into this and never explicitly planned for it - I was planning to work until my 50s or 60s. I worry that I’m causing friends to think they need to keep up with the joneses in unrealistic and potentially unhealthy ways. Anyway, something I’ll have to think about more.
* One year left to grind - I can do it!
* $5M observation / dilemma from Succession is real lol --
* Lifestyle creep happens… I try to guard against it but I do spend a lot of time looking at second homes (in Lisbon, Hawaii, etc.) and then have to scale back my ambitions lol.
* Still not sure about financial advisors.
* Kindness married with intelligence, humility and work ethic remains the key to my success - such as it is.
submitted by Brave-Ad6417 to fatFIRE [link] [comments]

2023.06.03 19:28 EzioAzrael Fics where the mc just runs away

So I'm looking for stories out snippets of the mc, probably Taylor, running away from the mess back home. Weather that is BB or some other place, I don't care. I'd like to see a change in the scenery instead of the boat graveyard. The only one I can think of atm would be The Rest Stop Halfway to Somewhere, by FireHawk242. The only thing I don't really like about it, is that it was cut short.
submitted by EzioAzrael to WormFanfic [link] [comments]

2023.06.03 11:23 HeOnceWas [online] [5e] DM looking to get back into playing, looking for chill People to join my game

Game system: Dungeons and Dragons 5e.
Style of play: Campaing, casual, preferably long.
Day/Time: Anything but the weekends, my time zone is EEST.
Session length: 3-4 hours preferably .
Platform: Discord and roll20.
Players: 3-6.
Experience required: None, I'd be more than happy to be your first DM but experience is always appreciated.
About me:
Hello, I'm kveb a 19 year old DM with a love for world building, I've been playing DND for almost 7 years on and off. I'm trying to get back into DND after taking a long break, I'm looking for a group of chill people I can play with once or twice a week and possibly be friends with if we click right. My style of play is casual, I'm not a rules demon and will occasionally bend the rules a bit to let you shine, I won't be trying to kill you at all times but I also won't go too easy to character deaths might occur, I like to have a balance of RP and COMBAT making sure to include at least one battle in each session but do tend to favor RP a bit. I do have an accent so if that bothers you I'd advise to keep scrolling. Also I'm part of the LGBTQ so no homophobes.
About the campaign:
The campaign will be low fantasy and somewhat seafaring as it will take place in a world where pirates, marines and treasure hunting are very prevalent, you won't be forced to partake in pirate like activities but you will have to occasionally use a boat to get from place to place.
If you have any questions about me or the campaign leave them in the comments and I'll reply as soon as I can.
Also complete this forum please.
submitted by HeOnceWas to lfg [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 21:33 GruesomeWonder This is a forum (like a community)

This is a forum (like a community..haha!) where we share our thoughts as to what something can be compared to.
A simple one without a source might be like this:
Imagine John Wick and the Continental with the same death ratio but without the violence.
(I would 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 to have some suggestions as to what this could possibly be referring to. I was slightly confused when I realized I truly, truly needed to create this sub. For my own sanity.)
Anyway, back to reality, and to the rules:
  1. No personal attacks on the board, although it is permitted when the person is not an active user of the sub. (You clear? I'm not.) Anyway, just don't be a dick and if you can't figure that one out, don't post or join.
  2. Not a rule, 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦, but it kinda is. Second one is that creativity is a rule, not the exception. You may use a non-private personality to which poke-a-joke is permitted. (Certain conditions do apply, including, but not limited to, copyright infringement, etc). [̶b̶l̶o̶o̶d̶y̶ ̶l̶a̶w̶y̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶.̶ ̶k̶.̶L̶e̶g̶a̶l̶e̶s̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶g̶o̶o̶d̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶j̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶e̶l̶e̶t̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶t̶]̶ Use pictures and then open the thread up for all the responses. Whatever floats the boat. Go for it. Especially, have fun and relax.
I'll post a few of my own. (bad, admittedly) shortly. Cheers.
submitted by GruesomeWonder to xbreedsimiles [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 20:04 FitAmoeba3972 Push 3 Launch Hiccups?

Received my Push 3 Standalone last Saturday and the device simply did not boot. Device would just stall with logo on the display.
After digging around here and the ableton forums, I come to find several other users experiencing similar or varying smaller issues with their devices. Support team responses have been very slow, as I understand they might be receiving a lot of tickets at the moment.
As with any new product launch, it is not unusual to have some issues, and early adopter should expect some hiccups. Now I’ve purchased a few hardware devices in my day, some of them being on launch day, but never have I received a product that just did not work up from the day I received it. Especially one as expensive as this.
So anybody else on the same boat? Experiencing issues? Anybody with the inside scoop know what might be going down inside HQ. I’m sure the engineers over there got their work cut out for them. What was marketed to me seemed like the next gen of music production. What I received was a $2000 matte metal box 🤷🏽‍♂️
Godspeed to the Ableton engineers, this device can potentially be revolutionary.
submitted by FitAmoeba3972 to ableton [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 18:08 redbluebooks [Warrior Cats RP] The Spirit Animal Club, or: I Want to Get Off Jason the Evil Polar Bear’s Wild Ride

What’s the result when a bunch of teenagers make shit up for their creative writing exercises all meditate and have dreams about spirit animal guides, and post on a talking cat roleplay forum about it?
An evil polar bear that tries to kill you.
This is the third write-up I’ve made about Virtual Warrior World, a Proboards roleplay forum based on the Warrior Cats book series by Erin Hunter, which I’ve already covered in these two previous posts. Some forum members I mentioned in the first post also show up here, as you’ll see later. (You don’t have to read any of the other posts to get what’s going on here, but the first gives more in-depth context.)
Spirit Animals
A spirit animal, also known as a totem, is a sacred guide that can take the form of an animal and is seen as a protector. Spirit animals are important in many cultures, including certain Native American ones (such as the Ojibwe). They also tend to be appropriated by neopagans, New Age hippies, and white American teenagers.
Obligatory disclaimer time: I don’t know anything about spirit animals other than what’s written about them on Wikipedia. This writeup is NOT intended to mock anyone’s spiritual or religious beliefs, nor make a claim that such cultural beliefs around spirit animals are inherently “fake” or “imaginary”. It’s important to note that nobody in this club (as far as I know) was Native American or indigenous, nobody performed religious rites or even acknowledged such aspects, and several members years after the fact admitted that they had been making the whole thing up and never saw any spirit guides, animal or otherwise. This writeup is all in the spirit (no pun intended) of fun, and is not in any way supposed to be commentary on real religions or cultures.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the club itself.
The Spirit Animal Club
On VWW, there was a section dedicated to clubs that members could make about their interests. The site admin, Jai, made a fair few clubs of her own and created sub-boards for them (one of them was a fan club for The Lonely Island, whom you might know as the masterminds behind such iconic hits as “Jizz in My Pants” and “I’m On a Boat”); if your club got popular enough, she would make a board for it too. So there were clubs dedicated to the usual subjects: debate, writing, gaming, anime, the LGBTQ+ community, etc.
One particularly notable club was the spirit animal club, which a (white) member named Abby (whose character was Skyflight) came up with and Jai made a board for. The club’s actual name was “Animal Spirit Guides Club”, but because that was too clunky, everybody just called it the spirit animal club.
The club was about who could write the most creative story about yourself and your favorite animal finding your spirit animal and connecting with other members who were communing with theirs. You didn’t have to have your own spirit guide to join; anybody could sign up, but the point of joining was that you would somehow find it eventually.
Abby’s spirit animal was a hawk named Farrow; Jai’s was an eagle named Baldwin. Most spirit animals were “cool” or “pretty” animals in that vein, such as tigers, cheetahs, foxes, bears, panthers, deer, horses, robins, swans, ravens, and wolves (that last one was particularly common, for some reason…). Rare were the outliers: one had a boa constrictor as their spirit guide. Another had a clownfish. And absolutely no one had, say, a slug or a mole rat as their spirit animal.
The club was divisive: it was pretty popular at its peak (around fifty-nine members!), but it had its naysayers who wanted to get rid of it. The most vocal of them was Mike (the resident gay admin who hated his job for a myriad of reasons), who knew thought the whole thing was a creative writing exercise and (by his own admission) also sort of, kind of wanted it gone out of spite. He might have succeeded if it had been smaller or less popular, but because Jai herself was a member, it stayed.
Other than that, everything was smooth sailing. Discussions centered on how to meditate to find your spirit animal, what your spirit animal was like, what your spirit animal told you today, what your spirit animal ate for breakfast…okay, not that last one, but you get the idea.
One memorable thread discussed past lives: Steph (the staffer who later helped with the hack of VWW) claimed she had been a Native American girl in a Seneca tribe who drowned in a river when she was around twelve to fourteen. Another member named Jenny said she had once lived in ancient Greece and died when she fell from a cliff. Abby had a whole saga about how in her past life, she had been an ancient Egyptian princess who was murdered by her stepmother for challenging her authority, and she had an evil older brother and an older sister (no word on whether or not the sister was evil too), and her father was the Pharaoh for a short time (which somehow explained Abby’s bad relationship with her own dad), and her mother had been one of the Pharaoh’s concubines, so her stepmother was hateful because she couldn’t have children of her own, and…
You get the idea. The thread capped off with one more member claiming her past life had been as a First Nations girl who loved salmon and ran away from home in winter when she was twelve, then froze to death, and concluding that was why she hated wearing scarves or hats in winter.
Notice that all these past lives ended in dramatic deaths at a young age, and nobody had died from old age or illness. That was the spirit animal club for you.
But alas, such peace could not last long. That leads us to:
One, Two, Jason's Coming for You
Remember the outlier with the clownfish for a spirit guide? Her name was Jessica (she was also a staff member; her character was Sparrowfeather), her clownfish was named Chloe, and one day in October 2010, she (not the clownfish) made a post that would change everything for the club.
In this post, she detailed how she had fallen asleep and dreamed that she was looking for Chloe. When she went to a pond, a polar bear showed up and she assumed he was a spirit guide too. She asked who he was, and he introduced himself as Jason before attacking her. Fortunately, a leopard named Amber showed up in the nick of time to protect her; unfortunately, she woke up with sore and red arms that left her scratching them. Totally befuddled by the whole thing that definitely happened, she asked what it meant.
The first reply was from a member named Jordan, who oh so helpfully told her that Jason was probably a “shadow guide” (without explaining what that meant) and that she probably deserved to nearly be killed because she must’ve done something bad to warrant it! Classy. The other replies were about the same level of usefulness, with nobody understanding where this Jason weirdo had come from.
Later, Jessica posted again in her thread that Amber told her Jason was not her spirit animal, and that her clownfish guide, Chloe, had once been contacted by the kid Jason was supposed to guide. The kid died, Jason blamed Chloe for it, and the fish went into hiding. How exactly a clownfish from the astral plane was able to cause the death of a child went unexplained.
Abby’s helpful advice was that Jessica should research leopards and polar bears, and eventually confront Jason to get rid of him. She cited the fact that she and Jai had both apparently had a problem with an “evil guide” in the past and dealt with it by confronting it, but unfortunately didn’t elaborate on how that happened.
There was some radio silence for a bit, then Jessica posted again. Her next thread was about how she had a dream of walking up a creek and encountering a panther that could shapeshift. Conveniently, she somehow realized that it was Jason, and then it turned into a polar bear and attacked her. When she called out to her spirit guide for help, Amber helpfully told her that she’d been told not to “interfere with destiny” and sent her good wishes, spouted off some poorly Google Translated random Italian, and disappeared, leaving Jessica on her own to wake up just as Jason tried to kill her again. Couldn’t ask for a better spirit guide.
Jessica naturally asked her friends what this meant; Abby posited that the Italian that Amber had spoken was her giving Jessica her magic energy (as it literally translates to “Security for the baby. Sure it will. Out of harm's way, oh, can win the battle. I am sending my will, my strength and power. Let child.”). When Jessica asked if Jason was an evil spirit (as anyone would do after nearly being murdered in their sleep by an evil polar bear), Abby said definitively that Jason was a lost spirit animal without a human.
All was quiet for about two months, but like any good slasher movie villain, Jason made his return (making his name even more appropriate—funny, that). His next victim was fittingly Jordan. Jordan had (allegedly) had a problem of his own with his spirit animals three months ago: he’d had two spirit guides, a wolf named Nightshade and a snake named Ankh, and they left him because they were “messengers” to herald his real spirit animal, a snowy owl named Aurora. That would’ve been well and good until, horror of horrors, he dreamed that Nightshade was attacked!
He found Nightshade bleeding violet blood, which we all know talking wolves have, because Jason mauled him. Aurora, ever the helpful type, told Jordan that they could protect him from Jason for a while, but like any good heroic anime protagonist, he’d have to face Jason eventually. Apparently, Jason was a demon who fed on fear and negativity, and the only way to ward him off was to show no emotion around him. The unmentioned alternative solution would probably have been to turn your back when he tries to attack you so that he’ll evaporate…wait, wrong slasher villain. Never mind.
Anyway, Jordan’s post did not get the attention he so desperately craved; he only got one response from another member named Zach, who told him to meditate and then wished he had his own spirit animal so he could ask them about Jason. Jordan’s reply was to give the sage advice to everyone in the club to get away from any sign of Jason in the “physical world”, which apparently includes movie posters and stuffed animals, because he’s totally an Empath™ and can tell that, shockingly, the polar bear that keeps trying to attack people feels “anger, bloodlust, and death-urges”! Who’d-a thunk it?
The next day, a girl named Carolyn posted about how her two spirit animals had disappeared. When she encountered a polar bear, she asked him if he’d seen one of them, he introduced himself as Jason, and attacked her until a hawk showed up and scared him off. The only advice she got was to meditate more, and Jordan helpfully told her that Jason was dangerous and had raging bloodlust (just in case she might have gotten confused and thought Jason was going around to give hugs).
The thread petered out after she claimed that the hawk told her that her previous spirit animals had left her forever, presumably to avoid dealing with any pesky bears. Ah, spirit animals. Gotta love ‘em.
Literally one day later, a club member named Emily piped up with a Jason story of her own. She claimed that not only did she believe her spirit animal, a white tiger named Leila, had been with her since she was a kid, she also believed Jason had been trying to target her back then. Apparently, she asked her mother about her childhood and whether or not polar bears had been involved, and her mother definitely told her that Emily had once woken up, screaming, “He’s gonna get me, the polar bear!”
So from this totally legit information, Emily drew the logical conclusion that Jason was going to try to kill her, and she could destroy him, and like any good chosen one protagonist, only she could do it. Somehow.
Her fellow club members—including Zach and Jordan—were not so accepting of her radical ideas, and told her she was being paranoid and to get some sleep (because, you know, that’s totally what you should do when you think an evil polar bear’s trying to kill you in your dreams).
Jordan added the crucial information that demons didn’t focus on solely one target and sought to create as much chaos as possible, because I guess he somehow became the expert on demons in addition to being an Empath™. He also claimed that Jason was actually rather cute if you got past him trying to murder everyone, because we all know attempting to murder children is a very minor character flaw that can be easily overlooked.
Emily’s response? She claimed she somehow fell asleep immediately after posting, was attacked by Jason in her dream, and screamed for Leila, who didn’t show up. How convenient! The only advice she got after that was to talk to Abby or Jai about it, since they were the club admins.
Three, Four, Better Lock Your Door
Not even a week passed before a fourth member, Jody, posted that she'd seen Jason too. She had been trying to contact her own spirit guide, a swan named Dooslan, when Jason showed up. She asked him what his name was, he told her his name like any true gentleman would, and then started attacking her until a deer and a cardinal showed up and told him "Swiper, no swiping" to stop. Then she woke up.
This sent the other members into a tizzy, and Zach suggested that Jason, like any classic anime villain, was planning something. Steph claimed that her spirit animal told her that saying Jason's name was what made him appear. Another member claimed that she got blurry visions of Jason even though she hadn’t even tried to contact her spirit animal.
Four days later, a member named Lilly posted about how she’d been talking to her spirit animal, a wolf named Lacriasca, until the wolf suddenly vanished (adding another example to the pattern of spirit animals being useless thus far) and she woke up back in the real world. Then, while still in said real world, she saw Jason in front of her! And what was her reaction to being faced with this notorious terrorizer of teens she knew on the internet?
Hug him, of course.
Naturally, this ended with her arm being broken—but not by Jason, actually! She told another member that she’d been meditating outside, then conveniently got hit by a basketball right before Jason showed up. And she had somehow been able to hug this angry astral plane polar bear with an arm that got broken moments earlier by a basketball. Or the basketball breaking her arm was caused by Jason’s arrival, I’m not sure. It’s not really clear. Maybe Jason was also a basketball player in addition to being a killer polar bear?
Jenny made a thread to document the pattern of everyone who got attacked by Jason. Jessica herself commented and was shocked, shocked, that Jason had obtained more victims! No one had any solutions to this problem, except for Abby and, surprisingly, resident spirit animal doubter Mike. Sort of.
Five, Six, Grab Your…Wait, That’s It?
Several days later, Mike posted a simple challenge on the board for a member to explain what exactly their “spirit animal” business was all about. Abby reacted to this very calmly and gracefully, as you can see here, and told everyone else in the club not to respond to him. After some back-and-forth between them, Abby linked to an expert on spirit animals to show where she’d gotten her interest in them. Personally, I have no idea who this guy is or how much of a verified expert he is on spirit guides, but the font he uses for everything on his site is Papyrus. Make of that what you will.
Although Abby wasn’t a fan of Mike’s little stunt, she did agree with one point he’d brought up—namely, that spirituality was largely based on your subconscious and what you manifested of it through dreams, meditation, or the like. She made a thread to lay down the law about Jason: it was best to no longer give him attention because it would make the issue worse, and the only person she believed about the Jason attacks was Jessica—everyone else was overreacting, because she (somehow) knew for a fact that the spirit world had guards to keep beings like him out. From now on, anyone who wanted to talk about Jason could only do it in a PM to her. No more posting about the evil polar bear.
Not a lot of people responded, but Jenny pointed out the oddity of the fact that Jason had first been classified as a spirit animal without a human and was now considered a demon. Abby’s response was that the whole Jason thing was just a product of an “overactive imagination” (insert obligatory snark about self-awareness here), because spirit animals couldn’t actually hurt people physically at all, let alone cause a broken arm. According to her, Jason couldn’t be a demon because demons work for the devil and no one on the site was a Satan worshiper (as far as we know), and somehow she knew all of this because she’d been attacked by spirit animals before and only got hurt mentally. Unfortunately, she didn’t elaborate on this claim (again).
The only member to respond to Abby after that was Jordan, who suggested that Jason was a figment of a collective imagination and that everyone should stop obsessing over Jason and move on. Sound advice, which Abby agreed with, and that was the end of the thread. All’s well that ends well, right? Well…
Seven, Eight, He’s a Poor Little Cinnamon Roll Now, Actually!
Jordan proceeded to take a massive dump on his own logic and made a thread later that same month, with the oh so civil title of “You People Are Idiots”. He posted about how he’d been meditating in his basement until Jason showed up, touched his nose to Jordan’s chest, somehow caused Jordan to hallucinate about his loved ones, and turned into a little cub.
Then Jordan was transported to his “spirit world”, where he met with Nightshade, Ankh, Aurora, and his fourth newly found spirit guide, a black panther named Masen, because he apparently was somehow soooo special that he got not one, not two, not three, but FOUR spirit animals. The whole gang was shocked that Jason was now a cute cub, and Jordan heard a voice telling him that this would all make sense later. (Spoiler alert: it did not.)
He concluded the post by saying Jason followed him around everywhere now, and threatened to rip anyone who called Jason evil to pieces because he was soooo totally "badass", being an alleged Empath™ with five spirit animals now and all.
The reception to his self-aggrandizing little display was lukewarm, to say the least. Jenny expressed skepticism that Jason was able to attach himself to Jordan, abiding by Jessica's story that Jason was another kid’s intended spirit guide who went rogue and Abby's claim that the “attacks” on the other members were just their imagination. Abby had no response other than to wish him luck with Jason, stating that demons could shapeshift and deceive.
Jordan’s reply was that it did happen, and that he’s totally an Empath™, and Jason’s totally a good guy now, girls, really, he’s a cute little de-aged cub now and everything! He went on to say that his wolf, Nightshade, was wary and always beside him whenever Jason was around (considering that Jason, you know, mauled him and all), and he was ignoring Nightshade now because the wolf (very logically) thought he was going to do something stupid. Truly a guy worthy of having five spirit animals.
Abby and Jenny didn’t take kindly to this and told him to listen to his spirit animal, Jordan conceded the point, and that was that.
Nine, Ten, We Can All Sleep Again
The next month, Jordan posted about how he thought he was being demonically possessed because he kept waking up to bleeding cuts on his arm. He claimed that this demon possessed him to go into the restroom during class and cut the name “Drew” into his arm with a paperclip, and he somehow knew that was the spirit’s name. Oh, and he was sure his friend was being possessed too because, uh…her pupils were big and “gear-shaped” (I assume this was a typo), and she was laughing a lot and being clingy. Because those count as signs of demonic possession now.
Zach advised him to meditate, but Jordan whined he couldn’t do that because all his spirit animals except for Jason were (understandably) ignoring him. The only one talking to him was Jason, who had no advice because he was currently infantilized. No one else had much valuable advice, and Emily (remember her?) told him on her other account to get holy water or an exorcism. Jordan rejected both options because of his hatred for priests and shared that the demon’s full name was Drusilla (because I guess she took the time to introduce herself in between the self-mutilations).
Conveniently, he refused to post any photos of his arm’s cut because it was too “gross” (sure, Jan). When advised to burn sage instead, he claimed he’d already tried that and helpfully filled in that his spirit animals had previously been shunning him because of Jason, so he cut ties with the cub, and now his guides were fighting the demons for him. So much for ripping anyone who insulted Jason to pieces.
Emily told him he had to say holy words while burning the sage to make it work, and that he shouldn’t get a “Lugi board” (I presume she meant “ouija board”) because that’d make it worse. Jordan responded that the demons were now conveniently gone and he’d put “protection charms” around his home and his friends (which I guess absolved his friend of her possession too), so it was all resolved now. Yay?
Jason basically faded into irrelevance after that, and only got a mention in two more threads. Carolyn posted again, this time about how she definitely saw a shadowy figure manifest in front of her, and when Zach suggested that it might be Jason in search of a new home, Jordan barged in to “correct” him that Jason wasn’t a demon (which had nothing to do with what Zach had said). Jenny chided Jordan in turn for talking about Jason and reiterated definitively that Jason had been another kid’s spirit animal who solely messed with Jessica, and all other sightings of him had been imaginative. After some spamming from another kid, Abby resolved the matter by stating the shadow figure was not a demon, but a shadow guide (and yet again failed to explain what that was).
The other thread was from a member named Morgan who talked about how, while daydreaming in math class, she had found her spirit animal sitting on the back of a polar bear. When Zach suggested that it was Jason, Abby cut in to reinforce the decree that Jason wasn’t real and had been a figment of everyone’s imagination. Zach reminded her of what Jordan and Jessica had said about him; Jordan screeched once again that his precious little baby Jason (whom he abandoned) wasn’t a demon and was somehow not a spirit, conceded grudgingly that some of Jason’s attacks had been imaginary (presumably not including his own experiences), and whined that people were stupid. Oh, and Morgan said her polar bear’s name was Cascade, but by that point nobody cared.
So, what can be learned from this episode? Not a lot, other than maybe the fact that an evil polar bear can do a lot to grip a bunch of teenagers’ imaginations. Sadly, that was the only exciting thing to ever happen in the spirit animal club, so there’s not much else to write about after that. There are some chat logs discussing the incident years later, though (“Roy” is another name Jordan went by and, to my knowledge, is not his real name).
And on a final note: from what I’ve heard, Abby still believes in spirit animals to this day. Do whatever you want with that information.
submitted by redbluebooks to HobbyDrama [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 17:07 Sea-Garbage1144 Facebook flags my posts as spam in all groups I’m apart of

Facebook flags my posts as spam in all groups I’m apart of
For some reason any group I’m in will mark my posts as pending now. It’s like Facebook pages my profile for spam or something. I’ve been in these groups for years and never had a problem until recently. The admins have to manually approve my posts now and they aren’t even sure why my profile is like that. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as it’s supppper annoying.
submitted by Sea-Garbage1144 to facebook [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 12:17 Luci2510 Survival Difficulty Fallout 4

Finally beaten by Fallout 4's survival difficulty.
Xbox series S & 30 minutes after loading my save, game crash - every time without fail.
Attempt to sleep in a bed a little further up? Crash.. Collect some loot & try to sell? Works, try to sleep in a bed after? Crash...
I don't care about visual glitches or broken items or quests, you can continue without them mostly - but the past 2 weeks every other day I've attempted to make progress, crash 🙁
I've had a look through forums and it look like it's an unfixed issue from 2019 or so, especially in larger city areas (I was between diamond city & start of the flying boat quest)
If anyone has any recommendations would be really appreciated. Uninstalled a couple of days ago (despite being a very patient player 🥲) and not wanting to move to a different game until that saves complete
submitted by Luci2510 to Fallout [link] [comments]