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2023.06.05 06:18 ComfortableSundae436 I think he is going to end it with me because I might not move:(

Hey sorry if for mistakes!! I'm in a online relationship. I was going to move near him because of some stuff that happened but today things changed and I might not even move. He asked me any news on the move and I told him I might not move. I'm very disappointed if we don't move not just because I won't have him near but I don't like were I live currently lol.
He told me "I’m not dumping you obviously I just wish you were here because sometimes j feel lonely and feel the need to hold someone and be touched but I know it’s not your fault I know you would if you were able to" - once I read he felt lonely and needed to feel someone's touch I realized we won't last. He said he won't break it off because of that but I'm not so sure. I am now waiting for him to break it off while I silently cry my eyes out.
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2023.06.05 06:16 justurgoddesssxxx Friend’s psychotic break was a wake up call

After smoking every day all day for the past 3-4 years I’ve finally decided to take a month sober.
My best friend was recently hospitalized with what’s she thought was a sever panic attack. She was there for a full week without my knowledge. When she came home and I knew she was different. I couldn’t even look her in the eyes- because my bestie was no longer there. She has continued to have disordered thinking, paranoid thoughts, and delusions based around people being out to get her. She kept calling + texting me with wild accusations, calling me nasty names and couldn’t listen to any logic or reason. I had to block her. This has been super distressing to me but has also been such a wake up call.
Our mental well being is everything. Without it we can’t be normal functioning members of society- with healthy fulfilling relationships. Having started to process our relationship I’ve realized that she wasn’t the person I thought she was. I’ve been putting so much time and energy into a relationship that was build off smoking weed together. If I’m being honest with myself we didn’t really have that much in common either. I just used it as a distraction from working on being okay with being alone with myself.
So on June 1st I started to keep a tally for every time I thought about weed or smoking weed. I had 20 tallies by the time it hit noon. This really opened my eyes up to the fact I do have a problem. I need to stop smoking and deal with my emotions head on instead of running from them. Otherwise in 4 years I’ll end up in the same place my best friend is. 3 years ago she was top sales women at the company we worked for. Now she’s been unemployed for 2 years. Wants to purchase a house and get married and so on and so on but… forgot to put in the work for the past 2 years to get to the place she wants to be. Instead she sat at home and smoked weed until life got too tough and she had a psychotic break.
The first 3 days were tough. I cried and cried and cried. I’ve been using weed to numb my emotions so without weed I’m so emotionally raw. Went out to eat with my bf to a place me and her used to go to a lot. Ended up crying at the table - so embarrassing.
I feel 100x less anxious sober then I did smoking. I don’t have nearly as many negative thoughts. It’s easier to sleep. It’s easier to feed myself. It’s easier to enjoy life. It’s easier to be vulnerable to friends and to give advice. This is exactly the wake up call I needed. Sorry for the long post. I’m just proud of myself. Getting mentally stronger each day!!
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2023.06.05 06:15 kylexyz001 23 [M4F] [Relationship] Ohio/Worldwide- Let's Be Each Other's Everything (Longest post ever?)

Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.
Table of Contents
1…… The Main Goal
2…… What I’m Seeking
3…… Personality
4…… Interests
5…… Physical Characteristics (with pics)
6…… Expectations of You
7…… Living Situation
8…… Deal Breakers
9…… Closing Remarks
(1)
The Main Goal:
Well if you’re browsing this subreddit then much like me, you were alone this weekend and I’m sure you’d like to change that as much as me. I won’t lie, I am going through a rough part of my life right now. It’s difficult for me to find the energy for anything at the moment and I’m just really seeking affection in general, anything that will give me a push. I don’t want to be that person who brings everyone down but I could really use someone to talk to right now. I’d really like to find someone who’s similar to me so much to the point that we do everything together and talk about everything while not having to pretend to be interested. I want someone with whom we can mutually spew our emotions onto and have those feelings reciprocated. Not an emotional punching bag, but an emotional teddy bear to hug and cuddle until everything feels better as many times as we need. There’s people who I’m sure have told you the same, they’ll be there no matter how many times you need the support, no matter how many times the insecurities and bad thoughts come back but they don’t mean it. I will be the exception, I’m not so ignorant to think some nice words and tales of relating to you will magically forever heal whatever ails you then get mad when you seek the same support again. Mental ailments are rarely temporary and I don’t care about someone because they’re perfect, caring about someone means being there no matter how many times they need you to be. It doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t get old, and it never will.
(2)
(2.a)
What I'm Seeking:
I will upfront let you know if I’m clicking better with someone else or if you’re the one, I’m not here to tread the sea of fish or keep my options open, I’m here for one singular person.
(2.b)
Relationship:
A relationship is difficult for me right now, it’s been nearly half a year since I got out of my last relationship and the reasons for it ending are partially responsible for how I’ve been feeling and why it’s so hard for me to seek the comfort I so desperately crave. I will tell you about it but for the sake of not treating the entirety of the internet as my therapist, it’ll be in private. I really need the comfort of intimacy and the warmth of someone who cares. I'm not going to feel better if I just sulk and don’t move on. This is my attempt to get better, I’ll admit I’m not great right now and I don’t expect you to be either. If we can help each other heal, then I’d be more than happy :) A relationship isn’t just being there for when someone’s at their best. Even if a relationship is hard at the moment, I do want a life partner and I don’t want to be alone. Things aren’t going to get easier without you so I don’t want to hesitate. I view my other as an equal, I don’t like categorizing us into specific roles. We take care of each other and treat each other how we like to be treated, whatever that is, it's as simple as that. I don't care if you're "successful" or not, living simple lives with our days filled with love is the ultimate measure of success to me.
(3)
Personality:
(3.a)
On the Surface:
As you can tell I can be rather… stoic but that’s largely due to my current stressors, I truthfully am goofy and fun loving but I just can’t find it in me right now. I want to return to that but without someone to light up my world it’s been difficult to just have fun and enjoy stuff. I’m definitely more introverted, you won’t catch me at any parties or really outside at all. I definitely prefer being home though the occasional outing is not out of the question and one day I’d like to travel to other countries because I think that kind of perspective is important.
(3.b)
The Core of My Being:
I like being a spectator to it all and if we bear witness to humanity burning or its miraculous recovery, I want to watch it with you. I enjoy watching humanity advance, less so when it devolves but I want to watch it to the end nonetheless. I’m both a realist and someone who lives with my head in the clouds dreaming of scenarios or worlds that don’t exist. I’m saying that I enjoy a good narrative and can suspend my disbelief to enjoy something but you won’t catch me refusing vaccines or ignoring blatant facts for the sake of some pseudo science or witch doctor’s remedy. I’m an atheist but I do not rule out existence after death, not because I’m agnostic but because due to the nature of potentially infinite time at some point after how many googol years with a googol amount of 0s after that, something’s bound to replicate your consciousness perfectly at some point. It’s actually a really fascinating topic I like talking about. If infinite time and infinite possibilities exist, does non existence exist? Though that’s an awfully existentially dreadful thought process considering the ramifications of infinite existence and infinite possibilities during said infinite existence. I would say I’m confidently left leaning and I don’t think I could truly get along with anyone right leaning, at least America’s definition of right leaning. Left and right seems to have just become; do people deserve to suffer or do they deserve to live good lives? Being political is not something I expected to become but how can you not be when crimes against human rights are being passed on a daily basis and at the end of the day, everything’s political. Oftentimes I imagine the perfect moment as relaxing with my significant other playing games or cuddling in a cold room under blankets.
I value that special someone above all of the existential thoughts, the bad of the world, the good of the world, they practically become my world. So many worries wash away when I’m with them. I don’t know if that’s the defense mechanism my brain created to not feel bad 24/7 but if it is, I’m currently without it.
(3.c)
Insecurities:
I talk of philosophy and politics here but really I spend most of my time just playing games, watching stuff, and trying to not be sleep deprived. I’m also nowhere near as well spoken, heck sometimes I feel like my speech is broken. I won’t claim to be something I’m not, I sit at home while I complain about the world doing nothing about it wishing I had someone here with me. I’m not noble nor do I really want to be, I have morals I uphold but much like most other hypocrites I acknowledge that my comfortable life is built on the suffering of others without doing anything about it. Why? My sleep problems? Am I depressed? Is that why I have no energy to do anything? Do I just think nothing I could do could help? I can’t nail it down myself, maybe it’s a mix of everything, maybe I’m just a bad person. I have always told myself that if I had wealth I would help people but if I get that kind of wealth will I just become a wealth hoarder who tries to justify my riches as something I earned rather than something given to me through incredibly lucky circumstances? If I do help people is it because I’m a good person or out of guilt? Will I die alone? I feel like I drive everyone away with my clinginess, I get paranoid often and need reassurance often. It’s something I want to work on, something I’ve been trying to work on. Hearing that someone cares about me just never gets old. I value self awareness even if it’s painful.
(3.d)
Socializing:
I’m definitely a socially anxious/awkward mess, especially around strangers. I do feel a large amount of anxiety in public, people can’t tell by looking at my face since I kind of go stone faced in an attempt to block everything out but yeah you’ll notice that if we go out in public. Growing up my pediatrician said I was probably autistic, never got a formal diagnosis so that’s just great. But yeah that explains why I can’t make eye contact with people, I kinda just stare at the ground and avoid their gaze at all costs. A lot of these social struggles go away to a great degree once I know you for a bit but yeah I apologize for how terrible I am at socializing at first. Don’t let my social struggles fool you though, I love cuddling and being close with my person.
(3.e)
Sexuality:
I am a heterosexual male, though I’m not very masculine like at all. I may even be a bit feminine sometimes. Not that I believe any activity or manner of acting belongs to a gender but I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m definitely super affectionate and love it when my partner is too. I am open to dating demi people but I do have a libido so I don't think asexual would work out.
(4)
Interests:
(4.a)
Video Games:
As stated before, I do spend a lot of my time playing video games. It’s been hard lately with me having no energy but I really do want to play more games and have a good time playing them with you! I primarily play on PC though I do have a switch. I’m primarily into platform fighters, roguelikes, open world, survival, and sandbox games. As for single player story games, I enjoy watching them through twitch or youtube but for the most part I don’t play them myself. I’d watch you play them though!
Here’s a list of games we can play:
-Minecraft (Java)
-Risk of Rain 2
-Gunfire Reborn
-Roboquest
-7 Days to Die
-Phasmophobia
-Rust
-Unturned
-Bloons TD 6
-Platform fighters: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Slap City, Multiversus, Flash Party, Fraymakers
Whatever you want to play I’ll give it a shot! I will say that League bores me to death but I’ll play it for you :) I try to avoid MMOs, not because I don’t like them but because of how addicted I can get to them. I enjoy learning games in-depth so MMOs can be a fast track to addiction.
I recently got Kerbal Space Program 2 and ehhh not really worth it right now but hopefully later it will be? I’m super excited for Tears of the Kingdom! In the far off future I’m excited for Rivals of Aether 2 which is a platform fighter releasing in 2024, let me know of your most anticipated releases and I’ll see if I could play them with you!
Also I never got into FPS games but I could totally see myself playing like CoD with you or Escape From Tarkov. Any FPS really, I’m down.
I am a fan of Pokemon but with how things have been lately I don’t know how long that will last. Pixelmon is a common Pokemon mod I play for Minecraft if you want to play that! Also if I say I want to play something with you I mean it but there are often times when no matter how much I want to I'm just drained and can do little more than lay in bed so please don't think I'm making an excuse.
(4.b)
Science:
I really enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in pretty much everything, it could be biology, technology, astronomy, anything! I love seeing progression and I love talking about it! Really I could go on and on about what I’m obsessing about that day. I particularly love technology, ask me for my laptop specs I dare you. When I was little I always wanted to be a scientist of any kind but then insomnia and fear of college stuff hit me like a truck aaaand that’s the end of that dream.
(4.c)
Anime:
You got me, I like anime but I’d like to think my tastes are benign.
Here’s some of my favorites I can list from the top of my head:
- To Your Eternity
- Vinland Saga
- Spice and Wolf
- Re:Zero
- Mob Psycho
- Dr. Stone
- Attack on Titan
- Spy x Family
- My Hero Academia
- Ranking of Kings
- Demon Slayer
Okay I can go on and on but I will say I don’t like pointless fan service and the spamming of cliche anime moments. I mostly enjoy action and anything well animated if it doesn’t have a potato story. Heck Demon Slayer could be my top 3 out of season 2’s animation alone. I don’t watch slice of life often or romance but I would with you!
(4.d)
Misc:
I’m not going to go on and on about the tiniest little things when the main ones are covered but I’ll watch pretty much any show with you and anything really. I like random youtube videos that explain some kind of lore or mystery, sometimes mini documentaries too.
As for food I looove sushi and I’m a sucker for fast food. Okay and candy, definitely candy.
I used to play tennis but haven’t really had the opportunity nor friends to play it with and I’m way too socially anxious to seek it out. Also I will say that when we move to something like discord I type waaaay more casually. I’m not going to expect long paragraphs back and forth like we’re writing English papers for each other, I do enjoy long conversations but seriously don’t worry about having to put the utmost effort into every response, I just like making good first impressions I guess.
(5)
(5.a)
My Physical Characteristics:
I’m 5’8 (172cm), 128 pounds (58kg), with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I like keeping my hair long in the winter and cutting it in the summer. I’m pretty slim in general so if you’re looking for someone large, that’s not me. I don’t work out but my work is pretty physical so at least I’m not totally inactive. I don’t have the urge to work out or gain muscle but I do want to maintain my slim figure so if I start losing control of that I’ll work out. I like to keep my face shaved because I don’t think I look good with a beard/mustache so if you’re into those I apologize. I have an average amount of body hair? I’d prefer to be completely shaved but it’s easy to lose motivation with that battle, if you prefer shaved then I’d have no problem complying. Anyways here’s what I look like: https://imgur.com/a/MZZgf2t
(5.b)
My Physical Preferences:
Having physical preferences makes me feel shallow, if I could make myself not have them I would but unfortunately that’s now how that works. I don’t care if you’re shorter or taller than me and I don’t care if you weigh more or less than me. All I ask is that you’re slim-average weight. I would never ask for someone to be something I’m not. I don’t care about tattoos or piercings.
(6)
Expectations of You:
I am not looking for someone “exciting” or someone to “keep me on my toes” I’m not looking for someone to cater to my every whim or anything like that. I don’t care if you’re “boring” or if you aren’t “successful”. I know it’s a common thing for people to not want a “boring” relationship and to seek something argumentative or something with constant challenges but I just want to be with you. During the exciting times, the boring times, and everything in-between, all of it will be great with you! Maybe we do argue sometimes or maybe there will be challenges but that will never be something I purposefully seek out and I don’t want that to be something you seek out either. I will not play tricks on you and I will not play mind games, I expect the same from you. We all have personal measures of success we may or may not have lived up to but what I care about most is our commitment to each other. If we have each other we can get through tough times, near the ends of our lives I want us to look back and feel that this life together was worth more than anything. That’s not saying I want us to be haphazard, I don’t want us to make poor decisions for the sake of yolo and I want us to always be rational, especially with each other. I want you to be someone I can trust to make decisions and weigh the options with a level head, I’ll try my best to live up to the same for you. Most of all I want empathy, understanding, someone to feel the utmost comfort and trust in.
(7)
Living Situation:
Currently my life is pretty relaxed, I work 3 times a week as a night shift stocker. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my roommate but we’re looking to move into someplace larger by the end of the year if everything works out. The internet is weirdly great for Ohio too like I have fiber and later this year we’re supposed to be getting dedicated fiber so that’s neat. I’m not attached to Ohio so the ultimate goal living location wise is probably moving to a country that won’t send you into a lifetime of dealing with the repercussions from one medical emergency.
(8)
Deal Breakers:
Might as well make this simple and make it a list.
- Anti-vaxxers
- Unironically believing astrology
- Right wingers
- Hard drugs (occasional 420 and alcohol is fine, may even join you)
- Wanting children, there was a time when I was younger when I wanted children but with the state of the word that’s a definite no and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress. I’d love a stress free life with as much time with you as possible.
- Homophobic
- Transphobic
- Racist
- Super Religious
- Don’t be a bigot and don’t deny facts.
(9)
Closing Remarks:
Well you made it, I was thinking that finding someone I’d be willing to put a lifetime of effort into at least required this much effort. If I think of anything more I’ll update the post. Also about timezones, it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. I don’t have a sleep schedule and I have most of the week off from work so it really doesn’t matter.
I request that in your response you do put effort into it, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as long as this but at least enough so I know that you read this and enough about you so I know why you saw potential compatibility. I will seriously read all of it and respond the best I can. I do also request a pic included in your response (sfw please) or one soon after we start talking to prove identity, I’ll send identity proving pics too. As long as this post is up, you can send a reply!
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2023.06.05 06:15 heartacheaf Either the world was rendering or I feel into the void

First I want to make clear that I wasn't under influence of anything. I don't drink. I smoke weed very rarely, less than once a month and done acid when I was teenager once. It's more than 7 years so no way that was a flashback or anything.
This happened last year and actually made me search this sub. I was coming back from work, in my car. Everything was normal. My place of work is downtown, be tand I live in a suburban area.
When I would supposedly be reaching the suburbs, everything went dark, except for my car's panel. Absolutely no lights coming from the windows. It wasn't a blackout, because there wasn't even the shade of those houses, and the road, if it was there, was just as dark as everything else.
I couldn't feel the road or any acceleration, and the panel registered 0km, despite me continuing to try to accelerate. I checked my phone and there was no signal, although it showed 21:32 on the clock. I tried turning on the radio and there was just static.
When things went dark I was already scared, but things felt really nightmarish when I heard the radio static. I felt like screaming, but I was scared something im the void would hear me. Except from sounds coming from my car, it was all silent. My windows were closed and I wouldn't dare to open them.
It was by far the most terrifying thing I experienced. And it lasted about 40ish seconds. At least it felt like that.
Suddenly I was back in the road, after just entering the neighborhood. My car was moving. I stopped by the sidewalk because I was very near a full on panic attack at this point and needed to leave the car.
Took me a few minutes to go back in. No new incidents happened. I only told this to my at the time girlfriend and my therapist. Both agree that I'm usually a no-bullshit kind of person and wouldn't believe this sort of thing. To be honest, I still think it's more likely that I just had a random psychotic episode or something. But it never happened again, and nothing like that ever happened in my life before either.
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2023.06.05 06:14 kylexyz001 23 [M4F] Ohio/Worldwide- Let's Be Each Other's Everything (Longest post ever?)

Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.
Table of Contents
1…… The Main Goal
2…… What I’m Seeking
3…… Personality
4…… Interests
5…… Physical Characteristics (with pics)
6…… Expectations of You
7…… Living Situation
8…… Deal Breakers
9…… Closing Remarks
(1)
The Main Goal:
Well if you’re browsing this subreddit then much like me, you were alone this weekend and I’m sure you’d like to change that as much as me. I won’t lie, I am going through a rough part of my life right now. It’s difficult for me to find the energy for anything at the moment and I’m just really seeking affection in general, anything that will give me a push. I don’t want to be that person who brings everyone down but I could really use someone to talk to right now. I’d really like to find someone who’s similar to me so much to the point that we do everything together and talk about everything while not having to pretend to be interested. I want someone with whom we can mutually spew our emotions onto and have those feelings reciprocated. Not an emotional punching bag, but an emotional teddy bear to hug and cuddle until everything feels better as many times as we need. There’s people who I’m sure have told you the same, they’ll be there no matter how many times you need the support, no matter how many times the insecurities and bad thoughts come back but they don’t mean it. I will be the exception, I’m not so ignorant to think some nice words and tales of relating to you will magically forever heal whatever ails you then get mad when you seek the same support again. Mental ailments are rarely temporary and I don’t care about someone because they’re perfect, caring about someone means being there no matter how many times they need you to be. It doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t get old, and it never will.
(2)
(2.a)
What I'm Seeking:
I will upfront let you know if I’m clicking better with someone else or if you’re the one, I’m not here to tread the sea of fish or keep my options open, I’m here for one singular person.
(2.b)
Relationship:
A relationship is difficult for me right now, it’s been nearly half a year since I got out of my last relationship and the reasons for it ending are partially responsible for how I’ve been feeling and why it’s so hard for me to seek the comfort I so desperately crave. I will tell you about it but for the sake of not treating the entirety of the internet as my therapist, it’ll be in private. I really need the comfort of intimacy and the warmth of someone who cares. I'm not going to feel better if I just sulk and don’t move on. This is my attempt to get better, I’ll admit I’m not great right now and I don’t expect you to be either. If we can help each other heal, then I’d be more than happy :) A relationship isn’t just being there for when someone’s at their best. Even if a relationship is hard at the moment, I do want a life partner and I don’t want to be alone. Things aren’t going to get easier without you so I don’t want to hesitate. I view my other as an equal, I don’t like categorizing us into specific roles. We take care of each other and treat each other how we like to be treated, whatever that is, it's as simple as that. I don't care if you're "successful" or not, living simple lives with our days filled with love is the ultimate measure of success to me.
(3)
Personality:
(3.a)
On the Surface:
As you can tell I can be rather… stoic but that’s largely due to my current stressors, I truthfully am goofy and fun loving but I just can’t find it in me right now. I want to return to that but without someone to light up my world it’s been difficult to just have fun and enjoy stuff. I’m definitely more introverted, you won’t catch me at any parties or really outside at all. I definitely prefer being home though the occasional outing is not out of the question and one day I’d like to travel to other countries because I think that kind of perspective is important.
(3.b)
The Core of My Being:
I like being a spectator to it all and if we bear witness to humanity burning or its miraculous recovery, I want to watch it with you. I enjoy watching humanity advance, less so when it devolves but I want to watch it to the end nonetheless. I’m both a realist and someone who lives with my head in the clouds dreaming of scenarios or worlds that don’t exist. I’m saying that I enjoy a good narrative and can suspend my disbelief to enjoy something but you won’t catch me refusing vaccines or ignoring blatant facts for the sake of some pseudo science or witch doctor’s remedy. I’m an atheist but I do not rule out existence after death, not because I’m agnostic but because due to the nature of potentially infinite time at some point after how many googol years with a googol amount of 0s after that, something’s bound to replicate your consciousness perfectly at some point. It’s actually a really fascinating topic I like talking about. If infinite time and infinite possibilities exist, does non existence exist? Though that’s an awfully existentially dreadful thought process considering the ramifications of infinite existence and infinite possibilities during said infinite existence. I would say I’m confidently left leaning and I don’t think I could truly get along with anyone right leaning, at least America’s definition of right leaning. Left and right seems to have just become; do people deserve to suffer or do they deserve to live good lives? Being political is not something I expected to become but how can you not be when crimes against human rights are being passed on a daily basis and at the end of the day, everything’s political. Oftentimes I imagine the perfect moment as relaxing with my significant other playing games or cuddling in a cold room under blankets.
I value that special someone above all of the existential thoughts, the bad of the world, the good of the world, they practically become my world. So many worries wash away when I’m with them. I don’t know if that’s the defense mechanism my brain created to not feel bad 24/7 but if it is, I’m currently without it.
(3.c)
Insecurities:
I talk of philosophy and politics here but really I spend most of my time just playing games, watching stuff, and trying to not be sleep deprived. I’m also nowhere near as well spoken, heck sometimes I feel like my speech is broken. I won’t claim to be something I’m not, I sit at home while I complain about the world doing nothing about it wishing I had someone here with me. I’m not noble nor do I really want to be, I have morals I uphold but much like most other hypocrites I acknowledge that my comfortable life is built on the suffering of others without doing anything about it. Why? My sleep problems? Am I depressed? Is that why I have no energy to do anything? Do I just think nothing I could do could help? I can’t nail it down myself, maybe it’s a mix of everything, maybe I’m just a bad person. I have always told myself that if I had wealth I would help people but if I get that kind of wealth will I just become a wealth hoarder who tries to justify my riches as something I earned rather than something given to me through incredibly lucky circumstances? If I do help people is it because I’m a good person or out of guilt? Will I die alone? I feel like I drive everyone away with my clinginess, I get paranoid often and need reassurance often. It’s something I want to work on, something I’ve been trying to work on. Hearing that someone cares about me just never gets old. I value self awareness even if it’s painful.
(3.d)
Socializing:
I’m definitely a socially anxious/awkward mess, especially around strangers. I do feel a large amount of anxiety in public, people can’t tell by looking at my face since I kind of go stone faced in an attempt to block everything out but yeah you’ll notice that if we go out in public. Growing up my pediatrician said I was probably autistic, never got a formal diagnosis so that’s just great. But yeah that explains why I can’t make eye contact with people, I kinda just stare at the ground and avoid their gaze at all costs. A lot of these social struggles go away to a great degree once I know you for a bit but yeah I apologize for how terrible I am at socializing at first. Don’t let my social struggles fool you though, I love cuddling and being close with my person.
(3.e)
Sexuality:
I am a heterosexual male, though I’m not very masculine like at all. I may even be a bit feminine sometimes. Not that I believe any activity or manner of acting belongs to a gender but I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m definitely super affectionate and love it when my partner is too. I am open to dating demi people but I do have a libido so I don't think asexual would work out.
(4)
Interests:
(4.a)
Video Games:
As stated before, I do spend a lot of my time playing video games. It’s been hard lately with me having no energy but I really do want to play more games and have a good time playing them with you! I primarily play on PC though I do have a switch. I’m primarily into platform fighters, roguelikes, open world, survival, and sandbox games. As for single player story games, I enjoy watching them through twitch or youtube but for the most part I don’t play them myself. I’d watch you play them though!
Here’s a list of games we can play:
-Minecraft (Java)
-Risk of Rain 2
-Gunfire Reborn
-Roboquest
-7 Days to Die
-Phasmophobia
-Rust
-Unturned
-Bloons TD 6
-Platform fighters: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Slap City, Multiversus, Flash Party, Fraymakers
Whatever you want to play I’ll give it a shot! I will say that League bores me to death but I’ll play it for you :) I try to avoid MMOs, not because I don’t like them but because of how addicted I can get to them. I enjoy learning games in-depth so MMOs can be a fast track to addiction.
I recently got Kerbal Space Program 2 and ehhh not really worth it right now but hopefully later it will be? I’m super excited for Tears of the Kingdom! In the far off future I’m excited for Rivals of Aether 2 which is a platform fighter releasing in 2024, let me know of your most anticipated releases and I’ll see if I could play them with you!
Also I never got into FPS games but I could totally see myself playing like CoD with you or Escape From Tarkov. Any FPS really, I’m down.
I am a fan of Pokemon but with how things have been lately I don’t know how long that will last. Pixelmon is a common Pokemon mod I play for Minecraft if you want to play that! Also if I say I want to play something with you I mean it but there are often times when no matter how much I want to I'm just drained and can do little more than lay in bed so please don't think I'm making an excuse.
(4.b)
Science:
I really enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in pretty much everything, it could be biology, technology, astronomy, anything! I love seeing progression and I love talking about it! Really I could go on and on about what I’m obsessing about that day. I particularly love technology, ask me for my laptop specs I dare you. When I was little I always wanted to be a scientist of any kind but then insomnia and fear of college stuff hit me like a truck aaaand that’s the end of that dream.
(4.c)
Anime:
You got me, I like anime but I’d like to think my tastes are benign.
Here’s some of my favorites I can list from the top of my head:
- To Your Eternity
- Vinland Saga
- Spice and Wolf
- Re:Zero
- Mob Psycho
- Dr. Stone
- Attack on Titan
- Spy x Family
- My Hero Academia
- Ranking of Kings
- Demon Slayer
Okay I can go on and on but I will say I don’t like pointless fan service and the spamming of cliche anime moments. I mostly enjoy action and anything well animated if it doesn’t have a potato story. Heck Demon Slayer could be my top 3 out of season 2’s animation alone. I don’t watch slice of life often or romance but I would with you!
(4.d)
Misc:
I’m not going to go on and on about the tiniest little things when the main ones are covered but I’ll watch pretty much any show with you and anything really. I like random youtube videos that explain some kind of lore or mystery, sometimes mini documentaries too.
As for food I looove sushi and I’m a sucker for fast food. Okay and candy, definitely candy.
I used to play tennis but haven’t really had the opportunity nor friends to play it with and I’m way too socially anxious to seek it out. Also I will say that when we move to something like discord I type waaaay more casually. I’m not going to expect long paragraphs back and forth like we’re writing English papers for each other, I do enjoy long conversations but seriously don’t worry about having to put the utmost effort into every response, I just like making good first impressions I guess.
(5)
(5.a)
My Physical Characteristics:
I’m 5’8 (172cm), 128 pounds (58kg), with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I like keeping my hair long in the winter and cutting it in the summer. I’m pretty slim in general so if you’re looking for someone large, that’s not me. I don’t work out but my work is pretty physical so at least I’m not totally inactive. I don’t have the urge to work out or gain muscle but I do want to maintain my slim figure so if I start losing control of that I’ll work out. I like to keep my face shaved because I don’t think I look good with a beard/mustache so if you’re into those I apologize. I have an average amount of body hair? I’d prefer to be completely shaved but it’s easy to lose motivation with that battle, if you prefer shaved then I’d have no problem complying. Anyways here’s what I look like: https://imgur.com/a/MZZgf2t
(5.b)
My Physical Preferences:
Having physical preferences makes me feel shallow, if I could make myself not have them I would but unfortunately that’s now how that works. I don’t care if you’re shorter or taller than me and I don’t care if you weigh more or less than me. All I ask is that you’re slim-average weight. I would never ask for someone to be something I’m not. I don’t care about tattoos or piercings.
(6) Expectations of You: I am not looking for someone “exciting” or someone to “keep me on my toes” I’m not looking for someone to cater to my every whim or anything like that. I don’t care if you’re “boring” or if you aren’t “successful”. I know it’s a common thing for people to not want a “boring” relationship and to seek something argumentative or something with constant challenges but I just want to be with you. During the exciting times, the boring times, and everything in-between, all of it will be great with you! Maybe we do argue sometimes or maybe there will be challenges but that will never be something I purposefully seek out and I don’t want that to be something you seek out either. I will not play tricks on you and I will not play mind games, I expect the same from you. We all have personal measures of success we may or may not have lived up to but what I care about most is our commitment to each other. If we have each other we can get through tough times, near the ends of our lives I want us to look back and feel that this life together was worth more than anything. That’s not saying I want us to be haphazard, I don’t want us to make poor decisions for the sake of yolo and I want us to always be rational, especially with each other. I want you to be someone I can trust to make decisions and weigh the options with a level head, I’ll try my best to live up to the same for you. Most of all I want empathy, understanding, someone to feel the utmost comfort and trust in.
(7)
Living Situation:
Currently my life is pretty relaxed, I work 3 times a week as a night shift stocker. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my roommate but we’re looking to move into someplace larger by the end of the year if everything works out. The internet is weirdly great for Ohio too like I have fiber and later this year we’re supposed to be getting dedicated fiber so that’s neat. I’m not attached to Ohio so the ultimate goal living location wise is probably moving to a country that won’t send you into a lifetime of dealing with the repercussions from one medical emergency.
(8)
Deal Breakers:
Might as well make this simple and make it a list.
- Anti-vaxxers
- Unironically believing astrology
- Right wingers
- Hard drugs (occasional 420 and alcohol is fine, may even join you)
- Wanting children, there was a time when I was younger when I wanted children but with the state of the word that’s a definite no and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress. I’d love a stress free life with as much time with you as possible.
- Homophobic
- Transphobic
- Racist
- Super Religious
- Don’t be a bigot and don’t deny facts.
(9)
Closing Remarks:
Well you made it, I was thinking that finding someone I’d be willing to put a lifetime of effort into at least required this much effort. If I think of anything more I’ll update the post. Also about timezones, it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. I don’t have a sleep schedule and I have most of the week off from work so it really doesn’t matter.
I request that in your response you do put effort into it, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as long as this but at least enough so I know that you read this and enough about you so I know why you saw potential compatibility. I will seriously read all of it and respond the best I can. I do also request a pic included in your response (sfw please) or one soon after we start talking to prove identity, I’ll send identity proving pics too. As long as this post is up, you can send a reply!
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2023.06.05 06:14 makingbananapancakez My (33F) fiancé (44M) has sudden change in sex drive after nearly 10 years together

Backstory: We have been together nearly 10 years and have always been sexually compatible. We have also always got along well as companions and rarely have argued.
Last Oct I find out that I’m pregnant. This was something we both wanted to happen although we conceived more quickly than anticipated. We were both excited when we first found out. I experienced some classic first trimester symptoms (nausea, heartburn) and he was understanding and helpful. In turn I made a conscience effort to maintain our sex life despite my symptoms. As time went on, I noticed that he was beginning to keep tabs on how often we had sex, something he never did. We always had sex about 4-5 days a week (pre-pregnancy). Suddenly it was as if this wasn’t enough. Some days we began to have sex more than once, which was fine, but then if a day or two went by, it would become this big problem — that I’m neglecting or that I don’t love him the same. It wasn’t an issue prior and we have always had a relaxed attitude around sex. I suddenly felt more pressured to initiate sex to keep him happy. Meanwhile I am pregnant and exhausted most times. Despite my best efforts and even sometimes having sex multiple times a day, he is truly never satisfied. I will sometimes get glimpses of satisfaction or see his old self emerge through, but this is very short lived.
I am now nearing the end of my pregnancy and feel insecure in our relationship despite giving my best efforts. He says I wasted time and didn’t do enough but I know in my heart I did all I could. We are still making love 3-4 times a week at minimum, but he makes it clear that he isn’t happy and he has even said he doesn’t want to be with me and that he doesn’t feel a connection with our unborn child.
I feel heartbroken after all we have been through in nearly 10 years together. I only fear things will get worse once baby is here and I go through postpartum/recovery. I have suggested couples therapy but he doesn’t want to go. I really don’t think there’s a chance he’s cheating as we are always together and he’s a bad liar. I really don’t want to give up on us, but if he’s set in this mindset do I have a chance of changing it? I feel that I barely recognize him. Is there anything I can do? Is it really about the sex? I feel physically and mentally exhausted.
TL;DR Pregnancy seems to have changed my long term partners sex drive, not sure how to save relationship
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2023.06.05 06:14 Bisco711 Confused - Is this soundbar/subwoofer some sort of diamond?

So last year I bought my friend's old Polk SoundBar 3000. I traded him a pizza for it. Literally.
Last week I upgraded to the S90B so I obviously don't need this old Polk anymore. It's nearly 10 years old...
So I put it up on Facebook Marketplace for $25 and closed my laptop. I opened er back up this morning and 35 people had messaged me asking to buy the Polk. Is this unit something particularly special? Is $25 way too low for this? I'm confused because it wasn't that great of a soundbar and the sub cracked every now and then. It was like the epitome of entry-level and yet for some reason everyone and their brother is trying to buy this.
I tried looking it up but really returned no helpful information about this. Any insight is greatly appreciated!
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2023.06.05 06:13 Redv0 AITA for rallying the village against the new guys?

I (30 M fighter) have been living in this new frontier village for almost a year. Recently some new settlers have arrived in the village. I have been in this village since day one, so I know a thing or two on how it functions. Most of the new settlers were ready to work and find their place in the village. However, there was one specific group of 4 that felt like they owned the place. I, being a well liked and respected guard, decided not to allow them to run rampant.
Me and this specific group, who we will refer to as "The one names" (due to the fact that names play an important part in the kingdom we live in. The more names you have, the higher the status). Everything came to a head when a metior crashed down near the village. Everyone gathered together for a meeting, to see what we should do. I suggested "The one names" go and investigate it as a way to teach them some discipline, and so that can contribute something to the village. But they all started yelling at me that as a town guard, I have to go. I knew that they just wanted an excuse to cause more trouble for the village. As a guard, if something happened in the village, I needed to be at the village to meet the threat.
I started explaining to the townspeople, over their yelling, that I can't go because I am their shield in times of hardship. However, some of the villagers were against me! Stating that they just got here and don't know much about the forest layout. There were also those that were saying "The one names" were a big contribution to the village, even though they just arrived, as they had cleaned the outhouses multiple times within their first week, and even took up jobs with the Apothecary, church, and one of them is even a night watchman.
I don't believe their antics should be excused with a simple hard day's work and for all of the stress they have caused me. AITA?
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2023.06.05 06:13 Seb4 Des suggestions de groupe Discord (ou autre) pour rencontrer des Québecois near me? J'ai 30 ans, je recherche une façon de me faire plus d'amis. Jsuis extrèmement ouvert d'esprit. Je suis prêt à faire des rencontres en personnes ou online. J'adore les jeux videos, ou les puzzles ainsi que BBQ (Lété)

Clairement, je ne suis pas open à des rencontres à la Jeffrey Dahmer style. Mais pour le reste, let's go!! J'ai ma propre maison et un horaire de job de jour du lundi-vendredi.
Parfait pour faire des soirées Mario Party ou un feu.
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2023.06.05 06:12 aenima1983 Internship living situation driving me insane

I'm currently in my second week of a ten week internship for a Navy shipbuilding company and I'm going through kind of a rough patch.
TLDR: I feel like I fell for a trap. I'm paying close to $800 a month for a 3 BR apartment split between 5 guys with no pantry or suitably sized bathrooms. What makes it better is that I don't mesh with them in the slightest. Their personalities are not my type and their sleep schedules are driving me insane.
I'll walk you through how I got where I am. , the internship is 14 hours away from home, and I don't have any family around here nor did I have enough money to get my own place, so I decided to ask the company for help in finding housing for the summer. They said that they hired a company to help provide intern living and that I should contact them for arrangements. So I did--I completed the application and moved forward.
Now mind you I'm a pretty quiet and introverted person in general, and usually pretty paranoid of others too. I have never been comfortable in a living situation where another stranger was involved. I've definitely NEVER EVER been comfortable living without my own room and constantly get overwhelmed whenever I can't find peace and quiet for at least some portion of my day. But this company that my internship had hired only offered arrangements that one way or the other involved having two people share a room, and it was really my only hope for living this summer.
Well I didn't get any information about who my roommates were, which apartment complex they sorted me into, when I could move in, etc. until a week before my move-in date. They sent me a lease on an afternoon near the end of the semester and wanted me to get it done before 4:00 that day.
Fast forward to move-in day, I meet my first roommate and he seems pretty chill. A bit stuck-up but having been in engineering I was used to it and didn't think too seriously of it. I meet my next roommate later that day (this is the one I was going to share a room with) and he seemed really nice but loud. I didn't meet my third roommate until the next day and he seemed incredibly quiet. My fourth roommate was nice and the fifth roommate (who came way later) seemed a bit strange but not too bad.
Well, turns out that all of them have abhorrent personalities and they're not really suited for my taste. I disagree with most of what they believe in on a very personal and fundamental level. I have heard every one of them (except the third, quiet roommate) say very racist things, insult the LGBTQIA+ community, insult each other in very hurtful ways, talk about their girlfriends or girl interests in not super respectful tones, brag about well they do in school, complain about how boring their job as an intern is or how hard their school is, etc etc etc. They hog the kitchen, don't clean their dishes (one of them has left mochi dough and eggshells in there for two days now), and don't go out and do anything out of the house. They sit at home all day or they go to the gym. I'm honestly for none of that and just the sheer luck that I'm paired with such insufferable people is just wow.
We also have to get up somewhat early for our jobs (around 6 AM) and because of this every one of my roommates (especially the one I share a room with) goes to bed around 10. My mind unfortunately does not quiet down until around 11:30 or 12 and so sometimes I'll stay out in the living room, reading or writing or drawing or whatever until I'm tired enough to sleep. Well, the guy I share a room with sleeps incredibly INCREDIBLY lightly (I mean like even the sound of the door opening wakes him up and we have soaked the hinges in WD40) and in the morning will always complain about how little sleep he gets. I have started coming in early and just sitting on my phone for hours so I don't wake him up. And he also doesn't wear headphones or take melatonin or anything. I hate to be this guy, but I will be him--even with you waking up you probably get around 7 hours of sleep, which is PLENTY ENOUGH to go sit at a desk and twiddle your thumbs for 8 hours (which is how our jobs are). I can do it on two hours of sleep and I don't meal prep or work out every day or wake up with the sun and I drink loads of coffee every morning. He tried to lecture us about how we were in our prime time for mental development that we should get enough sleep. Bro come on I'm just here to make money without causing any trouble. I'm not bending my sleep schedule for you.
I have eight weeks left. Only eight weeks. But god these past few weeks have felt so long and I don't know what to do besides suck it up and keep pushing.
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2023.06.05 06:10 ocean_swims Amidst all the noise, let's take a moment to remember her alleged victims

We've had a lot of fodder these past weeks and it has been juicy! We've been spoiled for choice, between the near-catastrophic incident, the Hertz entrance, the birthday parties for the kiddos that may or may not have happened, and the never-ending legal dramas of the pair. However, I want to take a second to mention ILBW's alleged victims.
Here she is, all these years on, with a platform so large that she's regularly headline news. She has been "awarded" multiple times for "acts of service, bravery, feminism, etc." (quotes the way Joey Tribbiani uses them). :)
How must her victims feel seeing this? The staff who worked for her and helped her become a household name, the friends she dumped as she climbed the ladder, the family she disowned, and all the other unwitting victims of her narcissistic rage and bullying along the way. They know who she is behind the scenes. She's the one who had them working at all hours to appease her (family, friends and staff alike). They were screamed at, belittled, used, undermined, fired/ghosted, and left feeling broken and confused. Then it was all documented in Spare, almost as a point of pride for the Parkles, which must feel like salt poured into the victims' wounds.
Many reports say that her former staff remain traumatized to this day by the way she, in particular, treated them, several of them still suffering from anxiety as a result. That's not a small thing. Anxiety ruins a person's quality of life and leaves them so fragile. It's horrible that she could have caused so much pain in such a short amount of time in the BRF.
It must be harder still to watch ILBW get up on stage to repeatedly talk about having a voice, using that voice, and standing in her truth, while the audience applauds her for this word-salad disguised as profundity. Meanwhile, the victims are all tied up in NDAs that effectively silence their voices and bury their experience of her bullying. Her title, her global platform, her famous "friends" and her incessant PR machine make it so her voice is heard loud and clear. Her own droning and self-aggrandizing speeches and her revisionist version of events will always be amplified due to her notoriety. They who know the real truth can only look on and feel the deep cut of her hypocrisy, as she has gagged them and buried their side of the story.
The reports that she was treating people horribly, when the Queen herself was known to treat her staff like members of the family, is what first turned me against the couple (along with Harry's decline into victim-villain and the role his therapy has played in this, but that's a discussion for another time).
So this is just a post to remember all her victims whom she hopes will be forgotten in her PR noise. There's a lot of press focused on the South Parkles and many distractions from the facts, but to those she has allegedly hurt: we see you, we believe you and we are speaking up with you.
PS. My first post on this sub, intended for discussion. Please share your insights on the subject, whether it's your analysis on ILBW and the reports of her behaviour, or your own experience of being a narc victim.
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2023.06.05 06:10 dovahkiin22734 non-rgb desktop

can anyone help me find a decent computer that dont have rgb? I just want a nice solid black computer, but i dont know nearly enough to buy and build my own.
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2023.06.05 06:09 Beanhedge On Surviving

My first deployment was in Serbia, protecting Belgarad. I spent most of it sitting in various trenches, trying to keep my pants unshat. Or listening to speeches about bravery.
“Nothing is hard to conquer,” Our captain told us, one day. “If you keep your head about you.”
He was lying.
He’s dead now.
Like most of my command that Spring, he had a lethal case of having his head up his ass. No one then quite comprehended why we were there, waiting in those blasted hills, and they thought, foolishly, that what we were fighting was like any other enemy.
But we weren’t fighting men.
We were fighting a Slith. And the locals told us that meant death.
Our first engagement was near Vrsac. An ambush. We lost half our platoon, including my friend, Andi, in the middle of the night, when the guy on sentry—a dipshit private called Kiersten—went for a piss. I was asleep in a lucky foxhole.
So I didn’t actually fight one for another two weeks.
To describe facing a Slith is to misrepresent the experience.
There’s a reason all our photos are aerial.
When I looked over my trench that fateful day, I saw human bodies squirming and writhing atop a great ball of flesh, stilted on spidery legs. Some of them were intact. Others were not. But they moved anyway, the nerve core at the center of that thing contracting their dead muscles.
I froze.
Our artillery hit the Slith’s center.
Have you ever seen a video of a spider sac bursting?
That thing exploded in a rain of meat and blood, and it did not die. Hundreds of smaller creatures flew off it like fuzz on a dandelion*.* Soon they would reform, carrying our death bodies with them. And the Slith would grow, eat, excrete waste.
But now they hunted us.
I shouldered my rifle and aimed for one of the larger masses. Kiersten banged into me.
“My gun! My gun!” He screamed. He’d lost his.
I hardly noticed. The torso of a man sprinted toward me, a fox's head grafted onto his chest, and those distinctive curling tendrils running out his back. He was decayed, rotting. I cut him in half with bullets.
Then over the hills, a familiar head, atop a spidery body of limbs.
Andi. My friend.
She descended on our position.
I wasn’t even surprised when she started talking. Kiersten was trying to grab my gun. Panicking.
“Watson.” She said, frantically. “You have to listen, we’re alive in there. We’re just hungry. I can make it painless.”
“Andi.” I said. I was crying.
Then I turned and shot Kiersten in the face.
Andi stared at me. Then she smiled gently. Her slithian chest unfolded like a paper fortune teller.
She never broke eye contact while she ate him.
And laying at the bottom of that trench, I lived.
So I’ve learned.
The trick to surviving isn’t keeping your own head.
It’s keeping someone else's.
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2023.06.05 06:08 Determination7 An Outcast In Another World (Subtitle: Is 'Insanity' A Racial Trait?) [Fantasy, LitRPG] - Chapter 199 (Book 5 Chapter 25)

Ragnavi stood at the edge of a hill located beside the Dragonkin encampment. She breathed in, drinking deep from the crisp morning air.
It tasted wrong.
I have been dancing to Elnaril's tune. She was still coming to terms with that particular revelation. Even now, admitting it rankled her. The notion that she'd allowed herself to be blinded by her pursuit of EXP...fuck, it was shameful. No one else knew, but she did, and that was already bad enough.
Hindsight made it all seem so obvious. This entire war was a farce. Her armies had advanced unopposed because they were never meant to be opposed. Their string of victories, and the Harpies she'd slain as EXP, were little more than a trail of bait leading her towards Elnaril's capital city. No other explanation made sense.
Not that she'd looked especially hard for an explanation until yesterday. It was much more convenient to adorn Elnaril with neat, concise labels. Why had he declared war? Because he was greedy. Why were his armies failing so spectacularly? Because he was incompetent. Ragnavi had been content to look no further than that.
After learning Elnaril was controlled by the Blight, however? That changed matters.
Most of her soldiers refused to believe it. In truth, the Harpies they'd extracted the information from refused to believe it as well. They'd thrown out the rumors as a desperate measure to buy favor, explaining how distressing Message Crystal reports of a Blight-possessed Elnaril were coming from cities to the far east. The concept seemed ludicrous, and Ragnavi likely would have dismissed it as hearsay – if it weren't for the numerous corroborating accounts of disappearances in the capital. Nobles, civilians and Combat Class users alike, all vanishing without a trace.
When combined with Elnaril's flagrant lack of regard for the lives of his people, it indicated a pattern. Not of greedy incompetence, but of calculated malice.
Others could stick their heads in the sand if they wished. Ragnavi had grown up in the pit of vipers that was the Dragonkin court, and she could smell deceit from leagues away. This Blight-infected Elnaril wanted her army to continue marching straight towards the capital city. For him, abomination that he was, sacrificing the lives of thousands of Harpies in order to draw her attention was no worse than spilling loose change on the ground.
What have you prepared that instills you with such confidence? What awaits me at the capital?
She supposed that she'd be finding out soon, when she left her armies behind and flew ahead alone.
If Ragnavi was capable of greater self-delusion, she might have been able to convince herself that she was acting pragmatically. There were just enough benefits for it to be a half-sensible plan. Compared to the maddeningly slow gait of her armies, she could travel significantly faster on her own. Flying solo would let her reach the capital in less than ten days, while trekking with her soldiers across the bulk of Harpy territory would take months more. And it wasn't as if any Harpies she crossed paths with could keep pace with her, so there was no real danger to it.
I am playing the role of a Scout, she told herself. We must know what Elnaril is plotting before advancing further. Arriving at the capital earlier than he anticipates, before he's recalled more Harpies to fortify his position, may give rise to unforeseen opportunities. I will observe the city from a safe distance – and if a chance arises to disrupt his plans, no Combat Class user in the world is better-suited to taking advantage of that scenario than myself.
Sound logic...if she ignored the fury boiling inside her. The last Blight she'd encountered left her with agonizing Corruption sickness that afflicted her to this day. Its death hadn't been anywhere near sufficient of a revenge. Now a second Blight was trying to make a fool of her, and she was supposed to avert her eyes from that offense?
No. Perhaps the cautious route would have been to avoid the capital city, Scouring the rest of Harpy territory for EXP, but she was no mewling newborn that cowered from a challenge when it presented itself. She was a Dragonkin. A true Dragonkin. Elnaril would pay for his transgressions in blood and fire.
Ragnavi recognized that her desires were born from hubris. She also did not care. What good was all the power she'd accumulated if she couldn't use it as she pleased?
An approaching presence jarred her from her thoughts. She turned around to see the man she'd called for standing several feet away, although he was 4 minutes and 13 seconds late. Considering his circumstances, she would afford him a measure of leniency. "Vurshath."
"My Queen." Her retainer nodded to her. "You wished to see me?"
She examined the man closely. Vurshath's posture was slouched by a quarter of an inch, and black circles were emblazoned under his eyes, so dark that they could've been mistaken for paint. He was exhibiting unacceptable weakness for a retainer of the Dragon Queen to show. The kind that invited vultures to swoop down and pick at your carcass.
Yet even if the other retainers attempted to depose him at this very instant, Ragnavi wasn't certain if Vurshath would care. He was still recovering from the loss of his wife. It was one thing to claim that your family was prepared to die in battle; another to witness that gruesome vow become a reality. The Dragonkin casualties thus far had been sparse, but sparse was not zero, and Vurshath's wife happened to roll poorly in the game of war.
The pain in his eyes was one that Ragnavi was intimately familiar with.
"As you are aware, I shall be traveling to the Harpy capital," she began. "I intend to head straight there, without detours or excessive rest. It is unlikely that I will encounter anything more than the occasional Harpy along the way."
She locked eyes with him. "However. While the odds are egregiously small, there remains a possibility that I will encounter...others."
Vurshath's posture stiffened. His facial muscles twitched sporadically, a cauldron of emotions threatening to boil forth. "I see."
Ragnavi allowed him a grace period of three seconds before continuing. "Your wayward pariah of a daughter. What is her name?"
Silence.
"Meyneth," he finally spat, as if it was a curse. Vurshath didn't bother asking why Ragnavi wished to know. Among the scattered pieces of information the Harpy prisoners had divulged, one interesting fact was the makeup of the Human's core Party. Four Elves, two Fiends, the Human himself...
And a Dragonkin. With the same age, height, and scale coloration of Vurshath's exiled progeny.
It could be mere coincidence. After what happened with Elnaril, though, Ragnavi was hesitant to accept such a simple, convenient explanation.
Meyneth. Ragnavi committed the name to memory. "I shall ask you one more question. If luck smiles on me, and I come across the Human's Party, and I cast Identify on the Dragonkin in his Party, and their name is a match for your daughter's...what would you have me do? This is not a puzzle or a test. I am letting you decide."
She wondered if he fully appreciated the boon she was granting him. The Human's pet Dragonkin was a traitor to their race. Such a lowly creature deserved nothing less than to be executed, without recourse or remorse. It was only out of respect for Vurshath's recent loss that Ragnavi was willing to give his daughter a second chance.
Upon hearing her words, the man lost any semblance of composure. His face twisted into an ugly rictus of anguish and hatred, and when he spoke, the words were laced with a venom that could fell gorebeasts. "Kill her." Vurshath balled his hands into shaking fists. "Kill her. Kill her quickly. She does not deserve to exist. A world where Velen is gone, yet that defect persists is a world of mockery that I cannot abide."
Ragnavi nodded. She was plenty willing to fulfill his request. Slaying enemies was one of the few things that still gave her joy in life. Even so, a part of her was disappointed. Vurshath's choice proved that the two of them possessed incompatible personalities. He could be entertaining enough – when not wallowing in misery – but Ragnavi was averse to spending time with someone who would condemn a family member so readily.
It was the end of their acquaintanceship. When she returned from her mission, she would cut him loose, and that would be that.
"Goodbye, Vurshath." Ragnavi turned around, and without another word, assumed her Draconic Form. The Corruptive pain of transformation gradually subsided, after which she took flight and began her journey.
Ten days. A prelude to the storm. She'd use that respite to prepare herself, and whoever she met next – be that Meyneth, the Human, or Elnaril himself – would regret opposing her as the flames took them.
--
Rob sat alone in his tent, rubbing his hands together and suppressing maniacal laughter. He was probably spending too much time with Malika during the dimension mage sessions, because some of her mannerisms were becoming infectious. Usually the big sibling was supposed to be a bad influence on the little sibling, but she'd already stolen all his swear words, so now it was his turn to pick up habits.
And that was okay! Today was an excellent day for maniacal laughter. It wasn't often that a Combat Class user reached a 200 stat point milestone. And by often, he meant fucking never. He was pretty sure even the Dragon Queen hadn't done that naturally, excluding her doubled stats. She'd likely gone with a more balanced spread that didn't prohibitively favor one stat over the others – like a boring loser.
Alright, maybe he was feeling a bit hyper, but he deserved the good vibes after yesterday's war battle. Spending stat points was one of the few types of pure, no-strings-attached joy that Elatra offered.
Drum roll please! Rob played the sound effect in his head, then added 15 of his unspent points into Vitality, bringing its total up to 200.
Do Not Go Gently Level Increased! 5 → 6
Lifesurge Level Increased! 23 → 26
Dauntless Reprisal Level Increased! 21 → 24
Imbue Vitality Level Increased! 2 → 3
Regeneration Level Increased! 29 → 32
Regrow Self Level Increased! 1 → 2
Passive Skill Learned! Name: Lifedrinker (LEGENDARY)
As an appetizer for the main course, Rob quickly ran through the laundry list of bonuses for his Skills. Let's see...Do Not Go Gently's cooldown and duration went down and up, respectively. Lifesurge and Dauntless Reprisal's cooldown dropped to 2 minutes. Lifesurge also heals 100% of my maximum health now. Imbue Vitality has a 5x damage multiplier instead of 4x. Regrow Self is twice as fast. Regeneration...
...Holy shit, Regeneration.
Eyes wide, Rob moved on to his new Skill, which should shed light on what he'd just read.
Name: Lifedrinker (LEGENDARY) Prerequisite: Vitality 200 Description: The final Vitality Skill that can be learned solely through stat gains. Effects of Regeneration are multiplied by a factor of 15. Additionally, whenever the owner of this Skill kills a worthwhile opponent, their maximum HP permanently increases by 3.
Okay.
This was big.
Lifedrinker being the final Vitality milestone was slightly disappointing, but realistically speaking, he would've needed to put three-fourths of his future stat points into Vitality to hit 250 anyway. He'd neglected his other stats to get to 200, so diversifying from here on out was for the best. Besides – Lifedrinker's benefits easily made up for there being no new milestones.
First: Regeneration. Multiplying its current effects by 15 meant that he now restored 80% of his maximum HP every minute. No panic Lifesurge necessary. Even in fights where his Skills were on cooldown, or an enemy was making it difficult for him to heal via Lifesteal damage, as long as he held on, he would be back to full HP in 75 seconds at the most. It also meant that the partial Regeneration he shared with his allies would be way stronger. Anything that kept his friends alive was a huge win in his book.
With all that said, it was Lifedrinker's secondary effect that was throwing Rob for a loop. Whenever he killed a 'worthwhile opponent', his maximum HP would go up by 3. That was...potentially the most important Skill effect he'd ever learned.
At a glance, it might not seem that impressive. Rob already had 2000 HP. Increasing it by 3 per kill wouldn't be a dramatic boost – initially. The thing was that Lifedrinker had no upper limit. Theoretically, if Rob could keep finding worthwhile opponents, his Vitality would never stop increasing. The hard cap of Level 99 would no longer be an impassable wall preventing him from growing stronger.
That had been on his mind, if he was being honest. The Dragon Queen was a double stats cheater, and the gods were literally gods. What would he have done if he'd reached Level 99 and it just...wasn't enough? He could try to boost his existing Skills by getting into more fights, but that was subject to diminishing returns. Tough Skin was a prime example of that; despite Rob taking a beating against the monster stampede, the Skill hadn't increased. The last time it did was when a Blight decapitated him and ate most of his body. If he needed to one-up that feat to make Tough Skin level again, then it likely never would.
Lifedrinker was simpler. Kill enemies, get HP. The 'worthwhile' stipulation was a limiting factor – he couldn't toss a Riardin Special onto an anthill and reap the rewards – but he could work with that. There were hundreds of monsters in a single high-Level Dungeon, and they respawned over time. If enemies above, say, Level 35 were considered worthwhile, then awesome. If they weren't?
Looks like I'm going to be the schmuck who lets a Dungeon grow on purpose. He'd save that as a last resort. Could blow up in his face, but, eh. What did it matter if a Dungeon overflowed, when the alternative was Ragnavi and the gods doing their thing?
There was just one issue. Lifedrinker's bonus needed to be built up. An infinite upper limit was worth jack shit if the base number stayed at 0. The sooner, the better, too, as Ragnavi's army was about a month away from them. He'd love to go trawling for Dungeons right this second, but Rob doubted that Elnaril was going to wait on his behalf before getting bored and infecting Loci of Power. The only way forward was to continue south to the capital and build Lifedrinker in...different ways.
Rob's train of thought screeched to a halt. When he really looked at it, Lifedrinker's timing seemed more than a little dubious. He couldn't help but notice that he'd been given a Skill that incentivized killing while in the middle of a war.
A war where he was trying to avoid as many enemy casualties as possible.
It could just be a coincidence. Stat milestones happened on his terms. The system would've given him the same Skill if he'd reached 200 Vitality months ago. That was a reasonable assumption to make.
...Still. Didn't feel right. He wished he could do some research on the subject, but it wasn't like there was anyone on-hand he could cross-reference 200 Vitality with. Had the Dragon Queen gotten the same Skill? Would explain why she was so murder crazy.
After some thought, Rob shook his head. Considering how many people she'd slaughtered in The Scouring, a Dragon Queen with Lifedrinker wouldn't have struggled to defeat the Blight of Broadwater. Which meant two possibilities: her bonus double stats didn't count for Skill Prerequisites, or Lifedrinker was a custom Skill that the Skills had cooked up for him.
Rob wasn't a fan of that idea. The Skills were victims in this whole fucked-up affair. He didn't want to imagine them hand-crafting an ability that encouraged him to kill a bunch of people. Were they-
He froze. Something on his Character Sheet was different.
Name: Lifedrinker (LEGENDARY) Prerequisite: Vitality 200 Description: The final Vitality Skill that can be learned purely through stat gains. Effects of Regeneration are multiplied by a factor of 15. Additionally, whenever the owner of this Skill kills a worthwhile opponent, their maximum HP permanently increases by 3. It could have been a utopia.
His eyes fell on the last sentence in the Description.
Before he could respond, it changed once more.
Description: The final Vitality Skill that can be learned purely through stat gains. Effects of Regeneration are multiplied by a factor of 15. It could have been a utopia. This world is a charnel house of death. Your home is not so dissimilar. You do not know what true peace is like. What it can be. How it can be achieved.
The words kept changing.
Description: The final Vitality Skill that can be learned purely through stat gains. But they know. They've seen them. Created them before. They could have made a utopia. And they chose not to.
Changing.
Description: You cannot comprehend it. What this war means. The real war. Not pointed sticks piercing flesh. The war of existence. Of reality. More than a single world at stake. Many after. Potentially infinite lives. Never ends. Unless stopped here.
Change.
Description: They are vulnerable. System is their heart. Mana is their lifeblood. Poured too much of themselves. Tied to world. Cannot...
The words wavered, almost fading away, before returning.
Description: Their leader recognizes mistakes. Won't make them again. Will never be this vulnerable again. Only opportunity.
Description: Lifedrinker. Crafted. Best we could manage. Highest probability. Of victory. Distasteful. We know.
Description: Remember. Stakes. Consequences. And. Choose.
Rob blinked.
Description: The final Vitality Skill that can be learned purely through stat gains. Effects of Regeneration are multiplied by a factor of 15. Additionally, whenever the owner of this Skill kills a worthwhile opponent, their maximum HP permanently increases by 3.
The words were still and unchanging.
He sat there for a long time. Mulling over everything he'd just been told. Contemplating the enormity of what lay ahead.
"Ah." Rob's voice was quiet, barely a whisper. "So no pressure, then."
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The next few days were an exhausting mixture of lighthearted Skill testing and existential dread, knocking around Rob's emotional state like a ping-pong ball.
Everyone in the coalition was excited over Lifedrinker. Well, everyone except Seneschal Sylpeiros, King Cyraeneus, and Nerasi, that is. They were already thinking of the kind of threat Rob might be in the future – and not liking what they envisioned. Cyraeneus and Nerasi mostly took the news in stride, understanding that Rob would be more crucial than anyone in defeating Queen Ragnavi. For now, his strength was their strength.
Sylpeiros...was less accepting. He went on a minor rant about bullshit Human leveling and bullshit Human Skills before stalking off into the distance and putting himself in a self-imposed time out. When the Seneschal returned, he was calm as can be and ready to offer advice, only the slight twitch of his eye indicating that anything was amiss.
Rob appreciated the free entertainment. Sylpeiros' meltdown was the funniest shit he'd seen all week, and it helped keep him grounded as the coalition advanced further south towards the capital city.
Initial testing of Lifedrinker proved unsuccessful, which was to be expected. Powerful monsters rarely spawned outside of Dungeons, and most of the high-Level wildlife in Harpy territory had been conscripted into Elnaril's monster stampede. After Rob killed a Level 29 snake with nothing to show for it, everyone decided that he should hold off unless something in the Level 35+ range appeared, lest he hog EXP that could benefit the coalition soldiers.
They kept an eye out for Dungeons as they traveled. Once Elnaril was dead, there should be time to investigate them before the Dragonkin army arrived at the Harpy capital. Going on varied Dungeon Crawls would be the real litmus test of what Lifedrinker deemed a worthwhile opponent.
That was about when the dust settled, leaving Rob without distractions, forcing him to think about what the Skills had revealed.
As much as he wanted to be shocked, what they'd said made a grim sort of sense. It matched the information he'd learned so far. Diplomacy's Elatra – the previous world that had been destroyed by the gods – didn't necessarily need to be the original Elatra. For all Rob knew, it could have been Elatra #10. Just another petri dish in a long line of divine experiments.
Except that things were different this time. According to the Skills, the gods were vulnerable. They'd fucked up somehow. Invested too much of themselves in this particular world. It was easy to imagine why. Success breeds complacency, and if this was Elatra #50 or whatever, then they were on a winning streak that had lasted for longer than Rob could fathom.
What did the Skills say about the gods' leader? That he recognized their mistakes, and wouldn't make them again? Rob grimaced. Should've memorized it with Recall when I had the chance. The specific wording might be important.
Regardless, he was fairly certain that the gods' leader referred to Kismet, if only because that was the one god Rob had met with anything resembling impulse control. Kismet seemed judicious; he would correct the gods' mistakes and prevent them from being this vulnerable in the future.
A dense lump of anxiety formed in Rob's chest as he considered that. Being responsible for the fate of one world was bad enough. Two, if he included Earth. Being responsible for the fate of every world that would be created and tortured in the event of his failure was...
Words couldn't describe it.
When viewed in that light, he understood why the Skills gave him Lifedrinker and all but pushed him to get busy killing. From a utilitarian standpoint, the lives of everyone in Elatra and Earth were not worth the immeasurable amount of suffering that would continue if the gods lived.
Rob grabbed that thought, tied weights around its ankles, and dropped it into a deep lake. I just need to concentrate on one thing at a time, he told himself. First Elnaril, then Ragnavi and Dungeon Crawling, then figure out the gods. It sounds less impossible if I reduce it to a series of steps. Or a hit list. We'll save this world, and we'll do it \my* way, without losing sight of who we are.*
He took comfort in his resolve, although it felt strained. Somehow I doubt this is what Goroth had in mind when he told me I was going to end up making tough decisions. He was probably referring to, like, boring political stuff. Not the fate of multiple worlds and the lives of billions.
Rob sighed. Crap. I...may owe him an apology. Still stand by everything I said, but he was just looking out for me, and I came on pretty strong. Should clear the air with him.
Eventually.
--
Days passed. Rob informed Riardin's Rangers and the Elders about what the Skills revealed. They reacted about as well as him. Nothing changed, technically, yet they were even more cognizant of the price of failure than before.
Thankfully, the coalition hadn't been ambushed by Harpies a second time. Elnaril learned his lesson. He'd either consolidated his remaining forces into the capital city, or they were being sent to fight Dragonkin on the western front. Rob hoped for the latter – it would make seizing the capital way easier. And on a more selfish note, if Harpies needed to die so that Elnaril could be overthrown, he'd rather the Dragonkin be responsible for their deaths than him.
Finally, after a full week of travel, the coalition had almost arrived. They'd be at the capital city tomorrow. Their long journey was coming to its end.
Which meant that Rob was running out of time. There wouldn't be much chance to talk once the invasion of the capital began. He'd been meaning to speak with Goroth, but unfortunately, he'd delegated that responsibility to the part of himself that specialized in procrastination. Whoops.
It was now or never. All he had to do was...step outside his tent. Take initiative. Be a mature, rational adult.
Yup.
...Can't I just go wrestle a Blight instead?
At that moment, a Fiend mage burst inside. "Lord Roy!"
Oh thank god. A reasonable distraction. "What's up?"
"I have a missive from...my group."
The dimension mages. That one sentence caught Rob's attention in an iron grip. "And?" he asked, keeping his expectations in check. He didn't want for hope to swell, only to be dashed against the rocks of reality. "Is it good news?"
"We've made a breakthrough. Before you grow too excited, creating a door remains beyond our capabilities." The mage smiled. "A window, however, is feasible. It would be one-way. The people of Earth could not interact with you, nor you with them. But for a brief period, you would be able to gaze upon your home world."
Rob was already on his feet. "When?"
"Now, if you wish."
He absolutely fucking wished.

--

Changes, Character Sheet, Skills List
More chapters are available on Patreon.
Thanks for reading!
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2023.06.05 06:07 lankylanklank How have you experienced bigotry on campus?

After watching the new spider man movie and how well POC were handled/represented it got me thinking about if our actual world is even like that. While in most ways I would say yes, something happens every once in a while that makes me remember that there is still a lot of prejudice in this world.
The moment that has stuck with me the most in my time at UMD was when I was eating outside the spot on the benches near T row and a Toyota Camry full of white guys pulled up and stopped in front of me and just started making "Indian" noises (I don't even know what you would call it, imagine the first five seconds of this clip: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/14H4Q1qsN8o). I told them to fuck off and they just stared at me in silence and drove away.
So I wanna hear from you guys: what are your instances where you realized that there is a presence of racism and/or bigotry at our University? Is there really anything we can actually do about it?
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2023.06.05 06:05 spanishpeanut Just call me the Princess and the Pea, because I am so sensory sensitive when it’s time to sleep!

I don’t know what it is, but my senses go into high gear at night. It’s nearly midnight here, and my body is not able to stay still long enough to fall asleep. The mattress is being replaced soon, thankfully. The current one is hitting pressure points that don’t bother me in the morning or if I take a nap. Now though? Ha. Now I can’t sleep a wink because I’ve made a me sized intent in the mattress and can’t get comfortable.
I took melatonin about an hour ago. I’m sleepier, but the waistband of my shorts keeps getting out of alignment, hair gets in my face, I might have to pee, my undercut is too long, the clock is ticking, and I’m pretty sure the only way I’ll be comfortable is in a headstand.
Everything is dialed up too high for a weighted blanket to help so I took a half dose of Adderall. Probably shouldn’t have skipped my PM dose tonight. At least I have books I can read if I don’t fall asleep. Crocheting to do. Super nanny to watch on Hulu. A Lego set to finish building. The choreography of Hamilton to learn…
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2023.06.05 06:05 invader-wyn in need of (harmless) animal trap

it’s breedin season yall! we’ve got some baby kitties running around our complex parking lot, they’re too old to tame and/or rehome so we’re trying to trap and vax/spay them and jus let ‘em live in our parking lot. i used to have a cat trap but lost it in my last move and they’re crazy expensive brand new! nobody on marketplace is selling one near me for less than $50, is anybody gettin rid of/selling one? thankyou!!
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2023.06.05 06:05 Excellent_Budget_603 [Linux] MM+ denuvo has been making me go crazy since yesterday

TLDR: After wiping and reinstalling multiple linux distros, and running MM+ in most of those distros. I settled on Nobara, and after trying to download CoreCtrl and d4m, MM+ on Steam for some reason started to give me an attitude by telling me to go to this broken Denuvo support page. I am not sure if it is because I was flagged for suspicious activities in Denuvo's server by running MM+ in multiple different distros or by downloading and running CoreCtrl and d4m (alternative to DivaModManager on Linux). Please help me, I don't know what to do.

Ever since yesterday when I got my new gpu, I have been trying to get Mega Mix+ working on Linux. I want it to be in Linux instead of Windows, because I will be running multiple services including a Jellyfin server that will play MM+ videos that I record in AV1 in Linux.
I encounter many problems and broke my OS multiple time trying to get MM+, a mod manager (d4m and DivaModManager), an gpu overclocking/monitor app (CoreCtrl), gamescope and gamemode working. I switched between Debian 11, Ubuntu 22.04 & 23.04, Pop!_OS 22.04 multiple times and finally stopping at Nobara, and these are what I have gone through for people who encounter a similar problem, or would like to read more...
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I don't need gamescope or gamemode to make MM+ work. Today when I installed Nobara, MM+ ran at like 144hz on my 1440p monitor without setting up gamescope and/or gamemode.
I have a pretty old 4-core cpu (intel 4th gen), and DivaModManager on Wine was taking up like 20-30% of my cpu capacity on Ubuntu 22.04. So for cases like mine, others might be interested in checkout out d4m instead, but it has been a headache to use d4m for me on Nobara because the installation was a huge pain. The only way I managed to get d4m to run was through the precompiled flatpak (building from source or pip were not working due to libarchive). Also, the gui interface is SUPER buggy. I have not checked out the terminal UI yet tho.
Trying to configure Ubuntu and PopOS has been a pain, max I got was like 30fps on Ubuntu 23.04 and I couldn't get my gpu drivers working on PopOS 22.04. It was not like my cpu or gpu was at or near 100% on Ubuntu. It is probably more worth it to go with a rolling or rolling-like distribution based on Arch or Fedora, and I chose Nobara, which is based on Fedora and from what I heard is a game-focused distro. For the most part, Nobara was working until my game stopped loading due to Denuvo for some reason...
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Back to the main point. This morning I installed Nobara multiple times after the first installation.
On my first run with Nobara this morning. It worked and I was getting like 144fps at 1440p. However, after installing CoreCtrl and d4m, something happened and I could not run MegaMix+ and keep getting an error that points me to codefusion's site when I try to launch MM+ and fail.
It could be that on my first Nobara installation, installing CoreCtrl and d4m triggered something in MM+'s denuvo server and banned my computer specifically (MM+ still works on my M1 MBA in a Windows VM), or it could be that I have reset my OS too many times yesterday, and caused denuvo to trigger a ban/cooldown for running MM+ on too many "different" computer on their side (I heard that the activation cooldown is usually 24 hours).
I wiped and clean installed multiple times because I keep getting a denuvo error, and though it had something to do with how I configured the package, so I tried wiping the OS and reinstalling Nobara for the second time with just the base distro's packages, and tried to run MM+ by itself with and without High Refresh Rate mod, but it didn't work. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling MM+, and verifying the integrity of MM+. I also tried running with and without gamescope and gamemode. However, nothing worked.

After that I spiraled into repeating the same thing over and over (wiping OS, reinstalling OS, uninstalling & reinstalling MM+ and etc. multiple times), but nothing works and I am going crazy.
The denuvo support/help url that I keep getting when the game crashes is not really helpful either: https://support.codefusion.technology/hmPDmm_54769/?e=88500006&l=english&s=at
The page doesn't really explain anything... the only error it is giving is "AT_ERROR_TMA_TITLE" and "AT_ERROR_TMA_TEXT"...

On the minimum, I am going to take a break for 24 hours because if the reason is because I "activated" MM+ in different distros too many times, waiting 24 hours might lift the ban (according to others online on other games).
But if that is not it, can someone tell me what is happening, and why I am not able to launch MM+, and keep getting this Denuvo error on my pc at home only, and not on my mac? What should I do to be able to run MM+?
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2023.06.05 06:04 marilynmansonfuckme r/panicatthedisco’s favorite songs by letter: day 17: q (FREE PICK)

panicatthedisco’s favorite songs by letter: day 17: q (FREE PICK)
so, like teh last free pick day, any song by patd or young veins will count for this one!!
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2023.06.05 06:03 KillingSnore The Daily Check-In for Monday, June 5th: Just for today, I am NOT drinking!

*We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we're here together!*
**Welcome to the 24 hour pledge!**
I'm pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.
Maybe you're new to /stopdrinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you're like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you've been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.
It doesn't matter if you're still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, lets not drink alcohol!
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**This pledge is a statement of intent.** Today we don't set out *trying* not to drink, we make a conscious decision *not to drink*. It sounds simple, but all of us know it can be hard and sometimes impossible. The group can support and inspire us, yet only one person can decide if we drink today. Give that person the right mindset!
What happens if we can't keep to our pledge? We give up or try again. And since we're here in /stopdrinking, we're not ready to give up.
**What this is:** A simple thread where we commit to not drinking alcohol for the next 24 hours, posting to show others that they're not alone and making a pledge to ourselves. Anybody can join and participate at any time, you do not have to be a regular at /stopdrinking or have followed the pledges from the beginning.
**What this isn't:** A good place for a detailed introduction of yourself, directly seek advice or share lengthy stories. You'll get a more personal response in your own thread.
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This post goes up at:
- US - Night/Early Morning
- Europe - Morning
- Asia and Australia - Evening/Night
A link to the current Daily Check-In post can always be found near the top of the sidebar.
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Happy Monday, SD!
Yesterday, we discussed how the journey can be tough day-to-day, but each day gets a little bit easier. A strategy that really helped me make my commitment stick was a simple pact I made with myself: before taking any drinks, I would post here and share my thoughts. The support I received in response was immense and helped me feel less isolated.
I remember moments when I was shattered, crying over a breakup, consumed by how much I missed her, and feeling utterly lost. I wasn't making much sense. It was a raw dump of thoughts and feelings, and honestly, it felt a bit cringey looking back. But someone from this community always commented, always reached out and provided me with a sense of comfort.
So, for those who are new to the journey, or those finding it difficult, I encourage you to share your thoughts here before you make a decision you might regret. It's okay if your post feels a little cringey, a little raw. It just might be the thing that stops you in time.
For those who've been in the same situation, don't hesitate to share some of your own cringey posts to demonstrate that we've all been there. It's part of the process, part of the journey, and there's no shame in it.
Choosing not to drink is hard, but it gets easier
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2023.06.05 06:02 cupcakexoxoo [Looking For] Room for Rent in Queens

Hi, I am F24 looking for a room to rent for July 1st move in date (flexible for the end of June also). My budget is $1100 and I am open to different locations in Queens, but would prefer somewhere near the 7 train line. I work full time at a non profit (& WFH two days a week). Clean, not a smoker, and very chill. Please DM me if you have any questions!
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2023.06.05 06:02 Middle_Scientist5614 Increase in homelessness expected.

Increase in homelessness expected.
Do to an end in COVID restrictions, the cost of low income housing rent is preparing to double if not triple in August. A newly released letter to the residents currently living under the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority claimed that the increase will no longer be based of the size of the unit, but the income of the tenants.
If you live within one of there nearly 6 apartment complexes, your rent will change to be 30% of your monthly income. That is 30% of the total household income. So if you are living at the over level, your rent will soon be $1025 per month for that studio apartment instead of the $460 per month you were paying.
Happy Purge Day everyone! So it appears in order to make room for the large number of people on the waiting list for low income housing, BCACHA will jack up the cost of rent in order to justify evictions across the board to make room.
With no other options, where are the newly evicted people to go? You guessed it. Back to the streets that BCACHA rescued them from. And in some cases, back to prisons as new violaters because they couldn't maintain housing.
So my question to City Hall and Derek-Lee Fridley is this. It's it really fiscal sense driving this? Because this smells allot like injustice and avarice to me.
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