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2023.05.28 14:52 FlirtyNerdyGirl Lingering dysphoria from body weight
Title spells it out. I’ve been transitioning for nearly 5 years, and I’m satisfied with most of my features like my face and voice, except for my weight.
Now, while I’m sure I probably have some societally ingrained fatphobia, I actually have nothing against being fat, except for how my body seems to store weight, primarily in my stomach and face and not really anywhere else. This gives me a really mannish looking beer gut, that I absolutely hate, and my muffin top overshadows my very minor hip gains and winds up making me look shapeless. I did actually have a period where I lost weight a while back, and I, weirdly, looked curvier while I was thinner.
I feel like my body looks gross and ugly, and it’s (ironically) compelled me to show it off, hoping that others telling me it’s not will change my feelings on it, but it never works. I know I shouldn’t let my dysphoria dominate my entire self-image, but it’s hard for me not to. It prevents me from ever seeing myself as beautiful, despite being aware of my other good features. This has been going on for so long that I’m kinda just numb to the idea of seeing myself as ugly, and it’s not as devastating as it used to be, though I still wish I could change it.
I’m trying to lose weight again, but it’s a lot harder than last time. I still haven’t given up hope though. I feel like losing weight is the last hurdle I need to climb, and once I have, I’ll finally be pretty and happy with my body.
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2023.05.28 14:51 Namesareoverrated5 On St. George's Spear Ch. 18
ON ST. GEORGE’S SPEAR
Ch. 18 First Previous
This takes place in an alternate universe described here
Credit to u/spacepaladin15
for the original universe :) Memory Transcript Subject: Com. Tomas Cardóna, Commander of the ENS Cupertino, member of the Dominican Order of Scientists Date [standardized human time]: August 22, 2178
My promotion ceremony was purely for practical reasons, and everyone knew it. My mission was not to be conducted by anyone with “undue authority” or some other bureaucratic nonsense that always seems to find its way into everything.
However, before the government could get a handle on everything, the whole HHE
found out about the Arxur's enslavement, and probable consumption of, the crew and descendants of the ENS St. Jeanne de Chantal
. It was decided then, that “Squadron 12” would take upon itself a new, grim, task: Providing a secluded home for humanity to develop in times of peace, or flee to if the war goes south.
The former EES vessels were the premier ships for the job, so the Cupertino
was chosen as we have been the most recent one to complete a mission successfully, and thus have the most experienced crew. It doesn’t hurt that the Cupertino
has been significantly refitted into more of a light frigate than a science vessel, but I digress.
was to have an escort of around 8 corvettes and 2 frigates. By far the heaviest formation I have ever been in willingly. We received orders to travel to Ross 128, again, to stage our transport to our new home. Before we left Earth orbit, however, a top-secret set of orders was patched to my command desk. We were to make a detour to the Centauri system. Further orders would be given in person there.
So be it. I ordered a detour to Proxima. If they wanted to drag this out unnecessarily, well, two can play that game. Then, as if it was expecting us, an outdated museum piece of a “frigate” left orbit and started to charge toward us.
“ENS Cupertino*, this is the* ENS Philomena with permission to dock. Slow down and prepare for docking procedures.
?! That vessel had its heyday during the 3rd Chinese War! It still uses nuclear thermal rockets
for crying out loud. We could stay at 40% power and still
outrun them. However, it would be bad form just to leave another friendly craft in the dust.
I went to the docking bay to give the idiot in charge of the Philomena
a piece of my mind. There is no way
I am letting them tag along on an interstellar mission. That would be stupid on so many levels
… No. I’m not even going to think about it.
Before I realized it, I was in the docking bay, impatiently waiting for the Philomena
to maneuver around the clamps and towards the docking seal with all the tender grace of a buffering video. Markov was his usual cheery self, which is to say he showed all the emotion of a cliff face. A squad of Marines of the order of St. Sebastian was formed on either side of the seal, to show our new capabilities to the rest of the world, as well as to assure ourselves that we are ready for whatever we might find past known space. Hopefully, it wouldn’t be another genocidal maniac empire.
The door opened to a Captain standing in the doorway. He spoke before I could voice some decidedly not-Christian thoughts about his arrival.
“Are you Commander Cardóna?”
“Good. I want to talk to you about a classified topic.”
“Very well. Follow me to the ready room. Markov, prepare the flotilla.”
Markov nodded, and the Captain followed me to a secondary room, as the ready room was near the bridge, and the docking bay was not.
As soon as the door closed, he locked the door.
“I’m not going to beat around the bush, Commander. You’re going to be transporting Aliens. The Sheep, Kangas, and Spikies had a few volunteers join us. We thought they might be able to send them to help the fleet around Treshaan with their advanced knowledge of galactic political borders and possibly steer you clear of other hostiles.”
“Oh, you probably know them by their official names. Venlil, Yotul, and Go-jid. Trust me, there’s a reason why the Yotul have been nicknamed ‘Kangas’, and it’s not just because they look vaguely similar.”
“Aren’t those aliens deathly afraid
of us? How would we be able to accommodate them? We have already lost part of our habitable area to weapons systems, they would have no choice but to be crammed in with us!” I may have said that with a bit more vigor than I intended, but I wasn’t about to cause a diplomatic incident by having an alien die of fright.
“Where did you hear that?”
“Frankly, sir, I am shocked that you rose to such a rank without learning the power of the rumor mill.”
“Fair point. To address your concerns, the volunteers are all in the process of converting. To assist them, a cohort of priests, deacons, and other clergy will be helping them in their path. They have performed a miracle over the past few months. I don’t know the details, but the aliens showed “positive reactions” only 4 weeks into their rehabilitation.”
“Sir, we only have the spare rooms for 30, counting turning those rooms into bunks.”
“That’s great! As we have 32, including the clergy, on the Philomena
awaiting transfer, and I doubt that your priest aboard would protest sharing his room. Fortunately for all involved, you will only be transporting them to Treshaan where they will be distributed among the fleet already stationed there.”
I saluted the Captain and went to the Chapel. There, I got down on my knees and asked, [No one in particular]
what I did wrong to warrant this punishment. After a half-hour of rethinking every life choice I made up until this point, I left feeling less despair and more resignation than when I entered.
I always hated being the taxi for my family. Memory Transcript Subject: Chief Hunter Slasaan, Arxur Dominion Sector Fleet Date [standardized human time]: June 21, 2178
I rushed the Hunter into a small shuttle that would take me to my command ship, which I inherited from my predecessor, Chief Hinter Shaza. That old hag wouldn't be able to comprehend that there are another sapient species in the galaxy, so I guess it was for the best when she suffered that “accident”.
The Hunter seemed to be in awe of the size of the ship. I couldn’t blame her. The ship was large to such an unreasonable degree that some other Chief Hunters tried to scrap the ship due to its “impracticality” in combat situations. Another theory from the formerly-alive Chief Isif that acted as if prey could put up meaningful resistance.
After letting her tour the ship, I tried to get a sizeable fleet behind me if this new species was not open to negotiations. However, as was to be predicted, the other Chief Hunters and houses were dragging their tails as much as they could. If I didn’t know any better, I would have called them Mazic-Boned, but that would only lead to my death.
After a [week] or two, I had finally gathered my task force that would initiate official contact. I was just about to go crazy being on a ship with this many other people at once. Was this why Shaza was so weird? Did she like
to keep company like that? Was she hiding defective Arxur on this ship?
Shaking that train of thought from my head, I walked onto the bridge and took everything in. If anything screamed ‘Most powerful Arxur under the Prophet-Descendant,’ this is it. As the task force started our final leg toward Treshaan, I couldn’t help but feel optimistic about negotiations with this new species.
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2023.05.28 14:50 YeBoiDeBoi Deepsleep: Volume 13
Chapter 37: Squeamish
It's been about 3 days since I've landed on the shores of Erisia. I'd say I've done a pretty good job at hiding this stolen ship. It's over to the east where not many pathfinders or sailors would come past and there's a small opening to a cave that leads directly to inland Erisia.
I've learnt a bit more about this world from experience and the Pathfinders Manuel. That thing I fought is apparently called a 'Megalodaunt' or more informally named 'Sharko'. It's documented to have a few attacks. One of which I had the misfortune of experiencing. It's dubbed 'Insanity Roar' because the effects of whoever hears the screech tend to have lost some sanity or they'd just not be thinking properly as a sane person would. There's another deadly attack the Megalodaunts can do, called 'Thousand Needles' where it would hunch over and shoot out hundreds of thousands of needles that is capable of ending dozens of young ambitious Pathfinders.
I also powered up again. If I my math is correct then I should be at power 3. Which isn't a lot but higher than the average Erisian bandit. I've found out that my gifts that have been bestowed is called Flamecharm, one of the many different elements or more specifically, 'Attunements'. It's best to train it using what's called a Hearthgem but there doesn't seem to be any on the ship so I'm just burning bushes for now. Just as I was lighting some bushes on fire, something over to my right caught my eye. I look over and see three bandits dressed in black and equipped with a stiletto charging at me.
I quickly draw my sword and ready for an attack. The one on the left leaps into the air aiming to strike me down but his moves are rather sluggish so I swiftly cut him diagonally from his hip to his shoulder. He soon fell and dropped his stiletto. The other two guys were a bit further back so I quickly picked up the stiletto and threw it at one of them. But I never really knew how to throw a knife so it kinda just hit him and tripped him up a bit.
The one to the right swings his stiletto and aims for my ribs but I parry his slow move. As i did, the third bandit almost strikes me to my left but i grab his overextended wrist, making him unable to move and threw him at the other guy. While they were both on the ground, I lit them on fire. Their screams pierce my ears. I can never get over how inhumane some of my methods are, however, if I succumb to it and give up, i won't be able to complete my mission and survive in Erisia. These bandits would kill anyone at the first chance they get so i have to be the same. The first guy I struck down is still alive, but barely. He's gurgling on his own blood as he draws his final breath.
"Who are you? What is your goal?" I ask, not expecting him to give an answer
"None of your business. You won't survive here in Erisia for long, Pathfinder. Better pray THEY don't get you" He says, as he lies lifeless on the floor.
It's probably a final scare tactic just to seem cool. Can't be that bad.
Chapter 38: Searching
About an hour after the bandit incident, I went to explore around Erisia to find better loot. There doesn't seem to be any sign of civilisation anywhere, yet there are so many people attacking me. I'd expect to find like a small camp somewhere but there isn't any.
As i'm walking around seeing if there is anything I can just nab, I find an old ruin standing alone by a cliff. Finally, something that resembles civilisation. As I climb up a wall to level with the ruins, I spot a lit campfire. I'm filled with excitement thinking that there could possibly be something I can loot in there. As I peek my head around the corner, all I see if a guy sleeping. It's noon, how is anybody still sleeping at this time? I get a closer look, and I see that this man is an Etrean, dressed in an orange and black coat. He's got some wounds that are still healing, looks like he got them about one and a half weeks ago. He doesn't look like he's got anything worth taking except his stiletto but I'd rather not use a toothpick. I can't even throw one properly.
I walk out to the left of the ruins and keep walking and searching for something, anything. I see an old weathered wagon that had been toppled over onto its side. I go to check it out to see if there's anything interesting and to my surprise, nothing. The most notable thing there is that there are a few broken glass shards and a cork. Maybe some hobo was drinking here earlier.
After around a half hour of walking, I come across. a camp. Not the small campfires the trio of bandits have but an actual camp with some work of a civilisation. It has a wooden fortifying wall with a watch tower. It seems as though it's been occupied by bandits. I can spot one right outside the wall, keeping guard and one on top of the watch tower. They say curiosity kills the cat, but I ain't no pussy so ima do what I have to do.
Chapter 39: Sneaking
My first target is the guard out in front. It'll be hard to draw their attention without them alarming someone else and the watchtower will be able to see everything. I'm cooking up some ideas but almost none of them would probably work. There is one that I can think of that wouldn't be too hard to pull off but it requires a very high luck stat for it to actually work. Might as well, what's the worst that could happen?
"What the f..." the guard says softly under his breath. He noticed the person that had fallen over and collapsed a few meters in front of him
"Everything good down there? Need me to come down?"
"Nah you can stay up there, keep watch. I'm just gonna check out something."
The guard slowly trots over to my 'dead' body. I can feel the vibrations of his steps along the floor, with each step getting closer and closer, my heart beats faster.
"Who tf is this guy?" He speaks to himself again "Yo, ima be gone for a while to take out the trash"
"Yea all g dude, be back quick" The watchtower guard responds.
He picks me up on his shoulders and starts walking in the direction i had come from. As soon as he was a few meters around the corner and out of sight, i strike. Being on his shoulder, it wasn't hard to knee him on the face, directly on the temple to be specific. While doing so, i had also elbowed him on the other side of his face. He was slightly concussed and had been dazed and he dropped me all while being confused as well. Hastily, i pull out my sword and strike the back of his head with my hilt, making sure i don't do anything to damage the Bandit Uniform. Good thing the Pathfinder's Manuel taught me how to knock someone out from behind. Without sparing any time, as i don't know how long this guy would stay unconscious, I begin taking off his uniform and putting it on myself as a disguise. I stuff my clothes away in a bush, in case a hobo would come to take it. Wouldn't want my drip being stolen. As for this guy, maybe I'll just leave him here. Don't really think i can carry him to the cliff anyway. Definitely, nothing will go wrong.
Making my way back to the bandit camp, I do a few breathing exercises to calm my mind and prepare myself for what I'm about to do. As i'm walking towards the front gate, i start to panic just a bit at the thought of being noticed by the tower guard.
"Hey, you the new guy?"The tower guard asks. New guy? My streak of good luck is pretty good so far.
"Yea, this the place I'm supposed to be at?"
"Mhm, should be. Though, I thought you were an Etrean since your name was Roy Ytreshi."
"I was adopted into an Etrean family that had the last name Ytreshi"
"Right, well in you go. Enjoy your stay."
What an idiot. Etreans are known for their racism, why would any Etrean family adopt an Adret?
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2023.05.28 14:49 jy0s Seaweed ideas
I'm in the process of making a costume for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
I was thinking as going as a seaweed type person/thingy. I have an olive green dress to use as a base. But I want to make seaweed that doesn't involve using trash bags.
Of course I can always reuse the DIY seaweed for another adventure but I'm not trying to add to the oceans plastic issue na' mean?
Plus I'll be near a beach after the parade I wouldn't want a seagull to choke on me. Lol
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2023.05.28 14:49 User281219 Negative calprotectin but symptoms ruining my life?
I (27F from the UK) have had classic IBS symptoms since I was a pre-teen. I was diagnosed with Coeliac aged 20 and have been on a GF diet ever since which has been fine. For the last 6 months I’ve been having what I can only describe as a prolonged flare up of debilitating symptoms which include:
- Alternate diarrhea and constipation, there is no middle ground despite a really balanced diet.
- Weight loss (about 20lbs in 4 weeks).
- Fatigue to the point where I sometimes just pass out from sheer exhaustion.
- Explosive and urgent diarrhea with about 30 seconds warning.
- Pinching and burning sensations. JFC sometimes my intestines feel like they’re on fire.
- Abdominal pain 24/7 that gets much worse when I eat anything at all.
- Bleeding (bright red) with BM’s.
- Painful BM’s.
- Abdominal spasms (centre upper area) that I can literally watch happening.
- Absolutely zero appetite.
- Noisy ‘bubbling’ sounds in upper abdo.
I had a FIT test and a separate sample sent off. Both came back negative. Leading a normal life is becoming impossible, I feel like I can’t trust my own body. When I’m having a few golden hours of relief, they can come back full force with no warning. My GP has given me a ‘non-urgent’ referral for a colonoscopy due to the weight loss.
Has anyone had a negative stool sample for IBD and gone on to get a diagnosis/found a different root cause of symptoms?
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2023.05.28 14:48 According-Engine2536 Émonda for bikepacking or making the Domane „racier“ - buying 2 sizes smaller?
In the moment I try to find a rather cheap bike with tire clearance for bikepacking, because I am not sure if my Emonda ALR5 is made for the greater burden and if the 28c tires are comfortable enough for my wrists on long rides on significantly bumpier roads. If it is - feel free to write your experience.
Alternative would be a second cheaper bike like the Domane, which is made for this scenario. But actually, I prefer a more racier position, even for longer rides. lower handlebars are less hand pressure for me and I just feel more comfortable - every dude is different. To get nearly the same geometry as my emonda has I would have to buy two sizes smaller. 54 to 49.
What holds me back is obviously: I would need a 120mm stem and there are 5,6cm more seatpost showing. screams longer seatpost, because on the emonda it is already very high. don‘t even know if this would be stable.
What do you think of this?
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2023.05.28 14:47 Imaginary-Arm7053 failed my 4th test
I had my 4th test couple of days ago, with the same lady who failed me the last time, I felt like she uneccesarry turned my steering wheel just because I had moved in the right lane as I was turning right. I had a panic attack and I was shaking crying just unable to stop, and the lady just left me. She said she has terminated the test and to get my instructor to pick me up. She gave me the street name I'm on and walked away.
I was sat there for nearly an hour till my instructor got me, but I feel genuinely traumatised, even rethinking it I'm shaking and crying.
This has made me not want to do it again, I'm scared of being left on my own, test being terminated it's just.. I wanted to drive so bad, I only have like 1 dangerous and few minor every time but this has made me forget about it all together.
Everyone in my family thinks I'm being silly, but I am genualy so scared and traumatised I don't even want to think about getting in the car.
Think I just wanted to vent and have someone who might understand
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2023.05.28 14:47 Ytesneakers How to deal with jealousy in ldr.
Hello everyone this is a throw away account. But I need some advice from long term ldrs. So I have been in my LDR for about 4 years. We have met up and lived together for a while but since we live in different countries it’s difficult to stay for longer than 6 months. Anyways recently my partners old online best friend came back into their life. And my partner has been spending time talking, watching tv and movies texting and doing projects together with their bestie. The deal is my partner hasn’t talked to this bestie at all during our relationship so I haven’t had to deal with this feeling of jealousy yet. (I honestly CANT keep my thoughts together while typing this I have so much anxiety over it) Anyways, I feel jealous for two reasons. 1) this bestie is my age and my (gender) and has known my partner during their teen years. (Which I met my partner in uni) 2) they have started doing all the things together that make me feel special. (Plus my partner is inviting this bestie to do stuff that my partner started solely to spend time with me) (like games and stuff) which has been making me really sad and feel less than. I already have mental issues and stuff, but I feel like I am not so special anymore. That everything that we did together that made me feel special is just something that my partner can do with anyone they get along with. And I feel incredibly jealous of this and my partner knows and I’ve been crying and sobbing over it for a week. Idk how to deal with these feelings and get over it like my partner wants me too. If anyone has advice or a piece to say about my situation pls help. I just want advice from other ldr relationships.
TLD My partners old online best friend came back and they are doing everything that makes me feel special with their old bestie. Which makes me feel jealous and obsolete.
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2023.05.28 14:46 someRedditUser A week with the Lamy 2000 (EF): very mixed feelings
I recently got my second-ever "high-end" pen, the Lamy 2000 and have been using it non-stop to get a feel for it. My feelings are mixed, an I thought I'd do a review.
After a week, I now love the design. That wasn't immediate -- it's something that takes a while to appreciate. When capped, it doesn't look special at all (I'd even say clunky). Uncapped even, it looks a little unique but nothing that makes you scream 'wow!' like some of the fancier pens I've seen here. But, there's something deeply connected and deliberate about the design... it feels unified. Like it's not a nib, piston, body, cap etc, but it really is a cohesive and deliberate single
object. When you use it for a bit and then switch to almost any other pen (ballpoint or FP) you become aware of all the noticeably separate parts in almost any other design and appreciate the L2K even more.
Writing Experience - feeling the paper (but why?) Some of this might be different based on the nib size you get (I got extra-fine).
Most of the other fountain pens I own (both low and high end) feel like they make a little puddle of ink underneath them. You feel the paper a little bit, but mostly you're gliding on the ink puddle when you're writing. Sometimes the puddle doesn't form fast enough or isn't thick enough and you get too much of the paper on the nib and people call it 'scratchy' because it's jarring and probably unintentional.
This doesn't feel 'scratchy' in the same way. But it feels a lot more friction-full, like you're deliberately dragging more of the nib on the paper than you ought to. So you feel
the paper. You're gliding a bit, but barely compared to even something like the Lamy Safari. It seems to be a very deliberate feeling (alluded to in this great review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYS0o3RAFw
I don't like it though. I enjoy gliding around on a puddle. It's fun and effortless. This is more effortful. Also my basic understanding of friction tells me that the more of a puddle is under the nib, the less of the nib is touching the paper and wearing down. I'm definitely in very close contact with the paper here, all the time. It feels like this nib might not last a lifetime because of this, but maybe I'm drastically overestimating the effects. Lots of people say this is their everyday pen and it works fine. Maybe I'll do a follow-up in 60 years and see how it held up :)
Note also that there's a review from Goulet pens where he says how much of another level it is writing with the broad nib on this pen. I suspect that's because the broad nib would create enough of a puddle that you get that standard "glide" the way a Safari or almost any other pen does. Definitely not there on the Extra-Fine though.
Pressure and control, tiring
Because this pen has so little of a 'puddle', it means there's a smaller range of positions and angles you can hold the pen where it'll actually produce a mark on the page (the so-called 'sweet-spot' some people talk about). You can extend this range quite a bit just by pushing down, so if you're person who pushes on your pens a little bit, this isn't an issue. However, I like to barely touch the page, so this is
an issue for me.
I also like to hold the pen very loosely. "Hold" isn't even the right word. I like to flail with a pen barely connected to my hand. If you refuse to push down, then the only other way to hit the 'sweet spot' is to have some moderate level of control in your grip so the pen is roughly hitting the page in the same spot every time. This also presents an issue for me.
Now, I'm not just a pure anarchist (for the purposes of this sub anyways). My non-contact flailing exists to let me write without tiring. Modifying either of these parameters (pressure or control) means using more finger muscles (the ones you use with a ballpoint pen that tire your hands out and get them to cramp after about 1-2 pages of writing). It's nowhere near as bad as ballpoint writing, but it's still there, and I can feel hints of it in my hand more with this than with my other (mostly cheaper) pens.
When used as intended - beautiful results
Rather than giving up entirely, I decided I'd trust German engineering a bit and lean into it. What happens if I use it 'as intended'? I'd played around with it enough to get an understanding of what 'as intended' might feel like (speed, pressure, control etc).
The results were amazing! It's the best my handwriting has looked with the least amount of effort. I mentioned effort and exertion above and this might sound like a contradiction but it isn't.
Basically, when I do my flailing, it's fast and fun but barely legible. Some people spend years practicing so the right swift swooshing motions produce beautiful, calligraphic text. I don't have that under my belt so the swooshing produces uncontrolled scribbles. However, as mentioned before, I can produce those scribbles indefinitely.
On the other side of this, exerting maximal control with all my hand, I can produce really nice letters (with whatever kind of pen I have) at the cost of tiring my hand out really fast.
What if a pen were made with a trade-off here? Where it required a non-calligrapher to exert a bit of the control they need to produce good lettering (the kind they're used to in everyday life) but still had enough of the energy-saving glide of a fountain pen?
I think this pen hits that balance beautifully, and I think that's why so many people like it so much and use it as their 'workhorse'.
A quick note, even when using it as 'intended' I felt like it was a little too light. Like it would be even less effort if the pen was a bit more top-heavy and dragging itself on the paper via gravity. I saw that there's a more expensive all-metal version of this pen, so I think that actually addresses this concern.
'Line too thick' critique
I've seen a lot of reviews that talk about how the line width is 'wrong' with the pen and EF is much thicker than what you'd expect. This is actually why I bought EF when I really wanted an F size. This was the wrong move. It definitely created a line that was thin.
I will note that I saw more variance from paper to paper than I've seen with my other pens. When I used Leuchturm 1917 paper, the line was actually pretty thick. On Kokuyo paper, it was very thin. On generic 70g notebook paper, it was also pretty thin. A majority of my tests had it come out thin, so I'm saying it's thin.
Also, note that even when it came out thicker, it didn't significantly take away from the 'draggy' feeling I got. It also wasn't like 'M' thick or anything, just maybe closer to F.
Like I said, it's mixed for me. I don't want to drag the nib on the paper (really feels like it's bad in the long-run!), and I enjoy the careless wooshing of an ink puddle. So, this pen isn't a delight for me to use in the same way some of these more 'runny' pens are.
But, if I'm going to write something someone else
has to read and make it look as nice as my personal skillset allows, and I want to do it for a sustained amount of time? This would be my go-to. If you made it here, thanks for reading! Notes: I used several papers of different weight and Pelikan and Lamy inks. These all created their own experiences, but results above were generalized based on all of the above.
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2023.05.28 14:46 PoochieVince Any tips on getting Bill's item request to trigger?
I'm in chapter 2 and have walked around camp so much I have holes in my boots. He just won't sit in that chair and ask me for the pomade. Is there a good time to try? I know when he's done it in the past it's been after noon. Also, the only mission I have left on chapter 2 is The Sheep and the Goats. Thanks!
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2023.05.28 14:45 emmonster [OC] Do as I say, not as I do.
2023.05.28 14:45 Local-Ebb1 How often should I train ?
I am planning to start wrestling in September of this year. I have no martial art experience so this will be my first step in this world. There are not many wrestling gyms near me and the one I am aiming at offers 3 training sessions a week (and also 1 for competition).
The thing is I really want to commit to wrestling if I start so I would like to train as much as possible, do you guys think that 3 trainings a week is enough to make good progress and have a decent level or should I train 4-5 times a week?
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2023.05.28 14:45 DemiGodInsanity Honkai Character Analysis: Bronya and Silver Wolf (Part 2)
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After an admittedly very VERY long pause due to me getting sucked into a certain videogame that begins with "T" and ends with "he Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom", I'm finally back to writing now that I have some extra free time and can do both! I suppose it works out as now we're pretty close to Silver Wolf releasing meaning that her stuff will come right on time!
But I digress, today we're here to talk about Bronya once again! https://preview.redd.it/deds2pdrek2b1.png?width=2048&format=png&auto=webp&s=308d196bc089963fde7ff5f202d1501c4113b153
But before, we have our disclaimer! The Honkai: Star Rail characters and Honkai Impact 3rd characters who have the same name and similar appearances, except for Welt Yang, are NOT the same person, but instead you may think of them as something akin of parallel versions of each other! I go into detail about this and how the Honkai universe works here! Also, big spoilers for Honkai Impact 3rd ahead, be warned!
Now then, let's continue Bronya's story, which we cut off after Bronya and friends met up with Rozaliya and Liliya and then Bronya decided to go into the Sea of Quanta, after the Gem of Desire and to possibly find the long lost Seele! You can check out part 1 here
The Sea of Quanta
After entering the Sea, Bronya was faced with multiple trials. As she hopped between Bubble Worlds, fragmented parallel worlds that floated in the Sea until they became nothing, she met with the one she wanted to see the most, Seele. Not a parallel Seele, but the one she had always known. She kept following her through many worlds, but these worlds would come to an end before she was able to do anything. As she dives deeper into the Sea, she meets with Joachim, a shadow of the current form of Welt Yang, who acted as a sort of "guardian" for the Sea after he had become lost there during an expedition him and Einstein had taken to explore the Sea. Bronya and Joachim
Joachim reveals that Bronya currently finds herself in a labyrinth, which is Welt Yang's current form, with the different worlds being manifestations born of his memories. Bronya continues to travel onward, guided by a book that connected her and Seele. Through many worlds and corrupted memories, Bronya continued to move forward, no matter what. Seeing that she completed this trial, Joachim entrusted Bronya with Welt Yang's Herrscher core, that of the Herrscher of Reason. After doing battle with the evil being within Seele, who had made a deal with someone who used the form of a serpent to get Seele out of the Sea in exchange for Bronya's life, Bronya completes her metamorphosis. Bronya, the new Herrscher of Reason, with the remodeled Project Bunny
After defeating the monster known as Tlaloc, Bronya continues to search for Seele, and she finds her after she exits a bubble world created by the Serpent, who is revealed to be Kevin, a man from the Previous Era. They are locked into battle, and Kevin steals the core from Bronya, whose movements are now slowed after she's done so much travelling within the Sea. However, Welt Yang's will allows him to reform from the core, stopping Kevin from taking it. Welt Yang reappears from the core, stopping Kevin
Kevin takes the Gem of Desire and leaves the Sea. Welt chases after him, and Seele now brings a tired Bronya without powers with her to leave the Sea. After many tribulations (and a cool cutscene), they are able to leave. Kevin has escaped with the Gem. Welt decides to give Bronya the core to keep, as he believes she has more potential while using it.
The next time Bronya is seen is when she and Kiana go to climb Mount Taixuan, where they find many of the memories of their class principal and mysterious girl Fu Hua. This arc, though very complex and important, does not give much to Bronya as a character, and I'll thus leave it with just this small mention (though I'll add something here if I've forgotten it!)
Bronya's Training and Other Arcs
Later, we find that Welt Yang is training Bronya in how to use the Herrscher core. As she trains, she also has recurring dreams, including finding herself in a wasteland and seeing a figure of a man, who she attempts to approach but wakes up before she is able to. This is Bronya experiencing the site of the First Honkai Eruption which originally gave birth to the Herrscher of Reason, Welt Joyce, the very man Bronya sees during the dream. Welt Joyce appears in Bronya's dream
Welt Yang explains that the Herrscher of Reason can only contruct things that they know the composition of. For example, Bronya is able to replicate a gun she is familiar with perfectly, able to fire and all, but is unable to do so with a gun she is unfamiliar with, having to dismantle it to learn each component. He shares that he also saw the dream Bronya did, and it was more of a fragment of memories and the wills within the core, those of the 300,000 people that died during the First Honkai Eruption.
From here, the Herrscher of Domination incident begins, and Bronya and Seele, along with many of their friends, battle against it and its unique powers. In the climax of the battle against this Herrscher, Bronya, who had been knocked almost unconscious, gives a fragment of the Herrscher of Reason powers temporarily to Kiana, allowing her to gain new powers and defeat the enemy.
After this incident, Otto Apocalypse (Schicksal's ruler) begins his master plan to "revive" his fallen love, Kallen Kaslana. Though the entirety of the main cast and their friends are involved in this plan, Bronya is once again not given a great deal of importance or new developments. She and Seele work together most of the time, with Bronya showing her concern for Seele's safety. Though Bronya now controls the Reason powers properly, there is still much she is unable to do, and she has a limit to the things she can create, as some things require more energy than she can output.
When she battles Rita Rossweisse, she remembers the path she has taken as the Herrscher of Reason, and doubts her ability to be the successor. But she understands that, even if she cannot carry the weight of the world, as the previous Herrschers of Reason had done, she can provide help and do it along with her friends. She is then able to create a copy of the Star of Eden, the Divine Key used by both Welts. Bronya utilizes the Star of Eden
In order to use the Star of Eden's power, Bronya continues to create them as they are destroyed, as she cannot create a stable one with her current powers.
After Otto creates a barrier around his location using the powers of the Herrscher of Binding, the cast attempts to shoot it down using the Selene, a high power cannon that neutralizes Honkai energy. However, the barrier regenerates too fast for the blast to be able to work due to the charging time of the weapon. In order to break the barrier, Bronya decides she will use the Reason powers to create an array of Selenes and blast it open before it can regenerate. To do this, she must reach into the core and communicate with the 300,000 souls that rest within it. She is able to convince them to help her, and is even able to approach Welt Joyce, and thus she is able to concentrate some of their power. Welt Yang, from within the core
By synchronizing the thoughts of the 300,000 to a certain degree, the Herrscher of Reason's power is augmented by a fantastic amount, allowing Bronya to fulfill the mission she set out to do and create multiple copies of the Selene to break down the barrier, before fainting and coming close to death due to the amount of power taking a burden on her body. Bronya creates multiple Selenes
Project Stigma and the Moon
Later, Kevin and his organization World Serpent initiate the Project he had been in charge of for 50,000 years, since the Previous Era, a last resort to defeat the Honkai. Project Stigma consisted of creating a shared consciousness that would not be affected by the Honkai and could then pass on its powers to the next era of humans through becoming Stigmata engraved into them. Of course, this, despite being a plan that would not fail against the Honkai, was nothing short of immoral, as it would technically mean killing every human on the planet.
Bronya along with Mei and Kiana, all of whom are Herrschers, are sent into the Sea of Quanta by Kevin to keep them from interfering with the plan. After the girls reunite, they find a bubble world where they meet Dr. MEI and Prometheus, a scientist and an AI from the Previous Era. These two want to help them stop Kevin's Project Stigma, and eventually help them leave the Sea.
Here they meet Hare, an ally of Kevin who was in charge of sending humans into a "dream world", which connected to form the shared consciousness. She is not human, but instead a crystallization of a Stigma, basically the humanoid form of the Stigma's perfected form. Specifically, she is that of the Schariac Stigma, the purest representation of the Schariac bloodline, of which Kiana's mother, Cecilia, was a part of. We also discover that Hare, also known as Misteln, had actually met Bronya's mother. It seems that Bronya's mother had known what would happen to her upon Bronya's birth, and Hare had used her Stigma powers to keep her alive, but she had refused as that would mean the baby wouldn't survive. With a heavy heart, Hare took away the power she had infused her with and left before the mercenaries of the Silver Wolves arrived. She later returned to find nothing more than a grave with Alexandra's name. From here on, she kept an eye on Bronya since her early life. Hare and Gray Serpent (another of World Serpent's members) find Alexandra's grave
Hare locks away Bronya's Reason powers by splitting the 300,000 wills from the core through her powers. Bronya takes the core, now with only 1/300,000th of its power, and battles Misteln, who has taken all the other souls into Project Stigma. Through defeating the soldiers Hare created from fragments of souls, she regained her power over time, and eventually, through the realization that the 300,000 are not the solution to every problem and that they are not the entirety of the core's power, she is able to surpass what she had done before, harnessing the complete power of the Herrscher of Reason, becoming the Herrscher of Truth. Herrscher of Truth, the perfected version of the Herrscher of Reason
She defeats Hare, and from here, her, Mei and Kiana are able to gain new power and eventually defeat Kevin, putting a stop to Project Stigma and ending part 1 of Honkai Impact's story.
8 Years Later
After defeating Kevin, Kiana, through her newfound powers, was able to take most of the Honkai Energy on Earth and keep it concentrated on the Moon, where she would have to stay with it for around 10 years before she was able to make it into something that could be used by all of humanity, effectively ending the Honkai crisis. Meanwhile, Mei, Bronya, and the rest of humanity went back to their normal lives. Both Mei and Bronya would work with Schicksal, now ruled over by Theresa Apocalypse, to keep the world at peace and make sure nothing would once again threaten the world. Though there is not too much to speak of here, we do get to see Bronya 8 years after the end of part 1, through the side mode known as A Post-Honkai Odyssey. Adult Bronya
Though not directly addressed in APHO, Kiana sealing most of the Honkai Energy means that Herrscher powers are almost completely lost, meaning Bronya no longer has access to nearly as much power as she did during the end of part 1. She is now acting as a squad leader for one of Schicksal's squads, and she helps he main character of APHO along with his friends fight against the Sky People, an alien race that invaded Earth to take its Honkai Energy and replace humans as the dominant species, with the aid of a "man" known as Void Archives.
Bronya's story is one that goes through many phases. She begins as a stoic, almost robotic girl, both due to her being raised as an assassin and due to the loss of her brain functions pretty early on. Even here, she demonstrates her love for those she cares about, especially Seele. As she inherits the Herrscher of Reason's core, her destiny becomes inevitably intertwined with that of Welt Joyce and Welt Yang, having her become part of the history of their lineage. She becomes a pupil to Welt Yang, almost like his own family, and her journey revolves around finding her own path and realizing that she, unlike Yang, does not need to inherit the "name of the World" to be worthy of the name of the Herrscher of Reason. In the end, she surpasses all attempts before and perfects the core, being a fundamental part of the battle to save the world and all of humanity, as well as the efforts to rebuild after the Honkai crisis is over.
Bronya Zaychik and Bronya Rand
Finally, we can think a bit about the similarities between Star Rail and Honkai's Bronyas!
Both have a strong sense of duty and justice in their own way. Bronya Zaychik from HI3 always thinks of the lineage of the Herrscher of Reason and the duty she shares with the Welts that came before her, while Bronya Rand from HSR feels her duty as the leader of the Silvermane Guards (and later as the Guardian of Belobog
) more than anything. Besides this, we can find that both were adopted by Cocolia and raised in an orphanage, where they both met the respective Seele of their world and created a strong bond with her. Besides this, Bronya Rand's relationship with ice, even in her art, can be connected to the fact that Bronya Zaychik, though only related with ice through her growing up in Siberia, has all her relevant battlesuits as Ice element (Herrscher of Reason, Herrscher of Truth and Silverwing, her adult form).
Thank you for reading all this! It took a while to get here, definitely longer than I had originally expected lol, but hopefully it's a good read! As always, for any Honkai veterans or just anyone that knows, please let me know whatever I may have gotten wrong!
I want to point out that perhaps these 2 parts may not seem as well put together as Welt Yang's analysis. This is because Bronya, though a very important character within Honkai Impact, is often shoved to the side and is considered the least relevant of the original main trio. Often times she will disappear from the main focus of the story for an extended period of time, meaning her story is more fragmented, and I had to show her most relevant moments, meaning that it feels more like talking about different sections of her life as if they were fully separated. It's a bit unfortunate, but hopefully it's to your liking anyway!
Regarding Silver Wolf, I've decided to tackle her in part 3! There I will discuss Silver Wolf's origins in the HI3 world, along with discussing the very varied versions of Bronya that exist across all the HoYoverse games, because there are many and they can be quite confusing! This part 3 will (hopefully) be released on the date of Silver Wolf's release in Star Rail, so look forward to it!
For now, thank you again for reading and give me any suggestions or opinions in the comments!
2023.05.28 14:44 fatgirlfantasy ATL Mathematics Recap
-Dylan sounded like Taylor Swift at times -Khalid was incredible and really connected with the audience -Ed was amazing and it was so cool to see him up close with the 360 stage -it was really heartwarming to see him get emotional when everyone knew the words -Ed rapping was a highlight -“Perfect” was perfect - He set a record attendance for Mercedes-Benz stadium. This is saying a lot because Taylor Swift was just there. The 360 stage allowed for more seating and tickets were so affordable. My GA tickets were $15. -I hate how sped up some of the songs were. But no one can sing and play fast like Ed Sheeran. - The girls next to me were great energy for most of the show but talked so loudly whenever Ed was talking about Jamal or playing a song from Subtract. It was so uncomfortable and it made me realize GA requires being a little confrontational to have a good time. -Also: if you’re really tall, don’t barrel through everyone that’s been waiting near the stage to be up front when Ed goes on. To be told by multiple people and ignore it requires an insane level of confidence.
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2023.05.28 14:44 FreshProdiigy Question for my new black Astralorp.
So today I went to a market of a soul purpose to buy a new chicken to be friends with my ISA Brown that I’ve own for about 6 months or so.
Long story short I bought her today and when I took her home she didn’t seem to fit in with Bessy (my ISA), at first Bessy almost seemed like Bertie didn’t exist but then she started to chase her every now and then.
Bertie doesn’t like to come near me, she is probably stressed to the nines from Bessy & being in a new place with people she doesn’t know and was flying onto things seemingly trying to escape (I’ll cut her wing tomorrow)
Just wondering has anyone had any experiences similar with a new chicken and can reassure me that one day things will get a lot better because she’s cute and I want her to feel comfortable as a part of the family.
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2023.05.28 14:42 iQueLocoI Nmom is unsympathetic to my struggle to manage my neurological disorder because "I got it from her" and "she manages it better"
((I've been NC with Nmom for coming up on a year. I'm sharing this story because I've really benefited from reading stories I can relate to. I love this community and the support you guys offer each other. I hope I can help validate some of your experiences as well.))
I have narcolepsy. It's rarely found in multiple generations of the same family. I fall asleep in every single class I take and dream so vividly I forget where I am. I went undiagnosed for years, and my falling asleep in class caused nearly every professor I had to resent me. I worked extremely hard outside of the classroom to keep up and managed to be a very good student. I also was TERRIFIED of punishment, so my goody-goody behavior kept me from ever being disciplined for falling asleep in class.
I finally got diagnosed after my junior year of college after a professor decided, at the last minute, to fail me for class participation so I'd have to retake his course. He sarcastically told me to see a doctor, which was actually great advice, and I came back the next year with a prescription, accomodations, and a letter instructing him to change my grade back or be faced with discrimination charges (he was a huge dick about all of it, different story.)
Narcolepsy is a seemingly random condition. There's not a strong case for it being passed down, only in rare cases is it suspected. One of the things known to cause it is infections within the brain. And I had a super crazy intracranial infection when I was a kid. I don't know exactly when my narcoleptic symptoms started, but it would be shocking if it wasn't directly related to this.
Nobody else in my family has every struggled with staying awake in the classroom. BUT, because my mom falls asleep in front of the television late at night after a full day of work and a glass of wine, she decided that she's narcoleptic too. Whatever, I shrug it off. But she starts telling me that the medication I'm taking is a crutch. She sits in on one of my appointments to "help her understand what I'm dealing with" but actually spends it trying to convince the doctor that I got it from her and "my lifestyle" is why I experience daytime symptoms and she doesn't.
She interprets the doctor's refusal to entertain her ignorance as him admitting all of her suggestions are possible. I'm gatekeeping her, but she won't do a sleep study to get diagnosed. I'm exaggerating my condition for sympathy, and she knows this because she has the same condition.
Anyway, has anybody else dealt with this? Disability deniers, condition appropriators, or general gaslighting around health factors?
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2023.05.28 14:42 Creyke Brainstorming a potential story, would be interested in feedback concerning settings/themes
These days I'm generally writing academic papers and I've had a wearisome itch for some creative writing for quite a while. I've always had a soft spot for 40k and I have some ideas that I really want to flesh out, mainly stuff derived from some of the frustrations I've had with the genre, and some of my favourite stuff from 40k stories over the years. I'd be interested in discussing and fleshing out ideas related to setting and themes, as well as gauging the general level of interest in a story like this.
I have this huge problem with the sense of scale (or lack thereof) in 40k. I find much of Abnett's work very compelling as he often explores how "baseline" humanity interacts with the creatures and forces within the 41st millenium. However, I find most 40k fiction totally lacking a sense of vastness and I think this totally undermines an important grim-dark aspect of the setting that 40k is supposed to be famous for. I think there are some really compelling narratives and themes that emerge if the sense of vastness were better explored. Feeling insignificant is a very real, very scary thing and something most of us choose to ignore rather than face squarely. In fact, I would argue that it is actually impossible for us to really comprehend at all, our minds are simply not adequate to deal with the sized of things in the 41st millennium. I find it really interesting to think about how a baseline human would deal with the senseless and totally meaningless scale of a war in 40K, and it lends itself to themes from the existential, to the psychological, to the theological. I have in my mind a few themes I want to explore, and some of the characters and story beats. But I really want to dial in on a setting that makes the characters seem small and fragile, cast into an ancient, colossal and uncaring universe with nothing but their faith and a lasgun.
Here are some themes I am interested in exploring: The Absurd/Existential
I have in my mind that the story will take place on a planet which has been at war for many decades. None of the characters were there to begin with, and none, (except for the youngest member - and even then, not for very long) expect that they'll see the end of it. I think it would be interesting to explore one might confront the pointlessness and triviality of their lives and actions. I think faith is often cited in 40k as the driving force of humanity in the face of it's powerlessness, but I don't think it is actually explored nearly enough... Crisis of Faith
The emperor rotting on the golden throne reminds me of Holbein's Dead Christ, specifically, as it appears in Dostoevsky's The Idiot. In the book Rogozhin confesses to Myshkin that the painting is eroding his faith. In the same way, the emperors putrefying corpse represents the triumph of immutable forces over the original vision of immortality in that his appearance on terra once represented. Ippolit says of the painting, "It is as though this painting were the means by which this idea of a dark, brazen and senseless eternal force, to which everything is subordinate, is expressed."I have in my mind that the characters be expose to this image somehow, quite possibly shown to them as the planet their on becomes tainted by chaos. This will spur a crisis in the characters with many possible areas and arcs to explore.
Here is a blurb or preface I wrote a while ago that has spurred much of my thinking around the ideas, themes, and general vibe of the story. I'm interested to see what people think, whether I am on to something with the very rough ideas and themes I've presented.
There is no room left to manoeuvre.
There is no room for heroics.
No room for grand strategy; for great men; for grand victories and war stories. All that matters is how many bullets and men, ships and tanks, megatons and gigawatts. This is the reality of war in the 41st Millennium. Wars fought by countless legions of accountants. Wars won by the lives of billions.
Supply lines stretched across lightyears. Each tank, each man, each lasgun, every bullet shipped between the vast distances between stars, through the incomprehensible and unpredictable immaterium. Reinforcements take decades to arrive - if they arrive at all - and the outcome of each engagement was predetermined years in advance. Probable victories or defeats decided decades and lightyears ago by cogitators, clerks and servitors carefully weighing the risk and return of each battle using arcane mechanisms lost to the millennia. Civilizations won or lost on the basis of whether losing a world could advantage the enemy more or less than the cost of keeping it. Each victory itself an opaque metric at the bottom of some bureaucrats' balance sheets.
Yet wars are still fought and won by ordinary men and women. Wars that are so vast they are incomprehensible to the human minds that fight them. Where decisive victories tip the scale by imperceptible millionths of a percent. Where losses are so massive they are rendered meaningless by their orders of magnitude. Where trillions of men and women are called to fight by the only thing left in the human mind capable of driving them forward - faith. This was the emperor's greatest work; a vast machine set in perpetual motion among the stars. A colossal engine with so many moving parts, with so many degrees of freedom that there are none left to give.
There is no room left to manoeuvre.
There is no room for heroics.
Because in the 41st millennium, there is only war.
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2023.05.28 14:41 Zealousideal_Coat_47 Degenerate sonic player rage quits against me
Playing in an arena on stream and one of the mods join which I’m familiar with, they go sonic and I’m pac man, and they proceed to play extremely defensive, the standard b spam and random burst options while running away. I’m pac man and I’m constantly running at them and approaching and they keep playing defensive and reactionary and they keep running away and punishing me for anything I do, I take a step back and take in the match that is currently being played and I then proceed to hydrant camp them while spamming fruit. They then jump off the stage and type in chat “fun”. Like what? Idk what you were expecting playing like that, you can’t just play like that and expect me to play the way you want me to play. They then proceed to go banjo, lose again and during the rest of stream making jabs at me for playing pac man and constantly demeaning me. Kinda funny how hypocritical some people can be, and it was a mod of the stream who I’ve talked with before which was shocking.
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2023.05.28 14:41 Frussymoment PC won't boot
Put all the components of my older pc into a new case and swapped out the CPU cooler.
When I had successfully put everything together the PC won't boot. The only reaction I get out of it is a red light on the motherboard (not cpu/gpu or ram light).
List of what I've tried so far 1. Reseat CPU. 2. Try with different CPU. 3. Check all PSU connections. 4. Reset CMOS battery. 5. Swap out CMOS battery. 6. Try to power up PC with a different PSU. 7. Reseat RAM. 8. Start PC with only 1 and 2 ram sticks. 9. Boot PC without GPU. 10. Check ALL connections down to every last wire.
I'm literally out of ideas and to me it seems like the Mobo might be dead. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas about what could be the issue here? Been building several PCs through the years and never seen anything like this.
It's basically the same setup as before, swapped out the AIO for a Noctua NHD-15S and that's the only difference except for the case.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.05.28 14:41 Curious-Month7727 22 [M4F] UK - Online, Hoping I Can Find That Special Someone One Day 🙏🏻
Intro and what I'm looking for Idek where to start tbh. I wanna make a post that isn't too boring, long / short, or irritating to read as I have a habit of talking about my emotions + feelings and unnecessary venting about my life in several setences when it comes to this sort of thing, that's mostly what I talked about in my last post... I'm hoping I can get at least someone's attention by writing the right and necessary words on this subreddit... So, where to begin?
I guess I'll start with what I'm looking for in terms of dating. A fresh, warm, healthy and positive long-term relationship is what I've been craving for the last 4¼ years, not as in desperate or obsessed with it, more as in yearning for that right person to come along and bring sunshine to my life for the first time in a very long time. I'm sorry if that sounds a little cheesy but it's true. Someone who'll accept me for who I am and not care about what I have / don't have, someone who'll understand and accept my insecurities and flaws, not to mention me doing the same for her too. I wanna have that happy and bright future with that special someone, similar to all the couples I see on Instagram, laughing, joking, teasing each other, flirting, doing fun activities together both indoors and outdoors, purchasing matching items for them to wear and hold dear, holding hands... the list goes on.
Come and stop by so we can get to know each other first and see what happens if you're fascinated in this post enough, and if you think I'll be that sort of person you want in your life.
Personality (100% the truth) As you might have guessed, I am a hard core introvert. Although I get along well with people irl; I briefly chat to them by saying the usual "hello" or "alright?", I then usually keep to myself from them most times to avoid feeling ignored / unimportant / irrelevant in their eyes. This is because I'm not that great at socialising in public places like the club or in the street, and also due to the fact that I feel extremely shy whilst meeting new people. All I feel, every single day, is irrelevant to everybody I come across on a day to day basis and tbh, I've gotten used to it over the years. However, if others ARE willing to get to know me and want me in their presence, I will perk up and be quite the confident individual once enough time passes :)
Other things you should know about me is that I'm extremely loyal and will never hurt the people I love and hold dear, no matter what. I care too much about the people in my life, including family, and I also will never let them down or disappoint them in any way.
Just a little fun fact about me, my zodiac sign is Cancer ♋️🦀 for those of you who are interested and if that matters to you at all. This is related to what I've just written above in the second paragraph.
[This is me pretty much nearing the end of this seemingly never ending post now]
Now that all the soppy stuff is out of the way, I will now talk about what I like doing on a day to day basis :D:
I'm an indoor type of person. I like: •Watching TV shows like Doctor Who when new episodes come out, The Simpsons and Hollyoaks 5 days a week, and binging on a ton of movies.
•Listening to music pretty much every single day as I'm a huge HUGE fan of it.
•Gaming on PC games such as GTA, Red Dead, and Minecraft.
•I may stay indoors most of the time, but I DO also enjoy doing outdoor activities like spending my days out in places in the UK like Scarborough, Blackpool, Hornsea and Withernsea.
•I'm also interested in Photography, taking stunning photos both indoors and outdoors to store and save for later. Wildlife, sea life and everything else in between is what I'm most interested in :)
•Playing different sports such as Badminton, Bowling, Cricket, Dodgeball, Tennis and Volleyball on the beach are activities I really enjoy doing, but I haven't played them recently thanks to a lack of others playing them with me.
•Gardening and working with plants is something that really fascinates me, planting and watching plants of all shapes and sizes grow is everything I've wanted to do since my late high school days. Also getting a bit of sunshine on my neck in the summer does me some good lol.
•I occasionally like doing artistic activities like card making, paper crafting, drawing and painting, but only on special occasions.
•I also like to read from time to time.
Physical Appearance My appearance is quite normal:
•I'm 5'8 in height
•I've got quite the decent body shape
•I have no tattoos but I'm considering getting a few in the future
•I've got a small amount of facial hair (but I've shaved recently so I'm not quite as hairy on the face as I used to be)
•I've got quite a lot of hair on the top of my head but keep it in control most times with hairspray
•I've got an average to slightly above average face imo (pics can be exchanged if you're interested in knowing what I look like)
•I'm healthy with no health conditions or concerns
•I wear normal clothes such as buttoned t-shirts, hoodies / denim jackets, jeans / tracksuit bottoms, and leather jackets in colder weather.
You I'm not too bothered what kind of women I talk to / get with tbh. Just as long as you:
•Live in the UK, or at least in different countries that are close to the UK like Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, France, or perhaps even The Netherlands, since all have shorter time-zone differences to the ones in the UK, (but you can message me wherever you are on the globe)
•Don't smoke or do drugs
•My age limit is between 18-23, but people that are past that age range can also message me.
•I'm not religious, by any means, but I don't mind dating people who are.
•Come as you are, no sugar coating, be real, be genuine. 🚫No NSFW content please🚫, that's all I ask.
Outro Welp, this is me finally signing off and seeing what happens. If you've read this far, then I appreciate you for taking the time out of your schedule to read my post all the way through :) I hope you have a nice rest of your day 🙏🏻👋🏻 Come say Hi if you're feeling up to it! 🙂
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2023.05.28 14:40 ti-agus-ceic For those of you in the UK, where do you get your fruit and veg? I am TIRED of finding bugs in my food!
In the past few weeks I've found them in my grapes, lettuce, strawberries and mushrooms :( and the lettuce was the pre-washed stuff too. This has all been food from Lidl.
I understand that this is their natural food too, but I'm worried if I keep getting obsessive about my fruit and veg I'll muck up my ortho-recovery. I really don't want that so I think I will just try elsewhere.
For those of you in the UK, where would you recommend buying your fruit and veg? Shops near and local to me are:
- Lidl - amazing selection, but prone to random shortages... and bugs
- Aldi - never tried before, is it much different to Lidl?
- Morrisons - I've not shopped here much, what is the quality like?
- M&S - fruit and veg all look amazing but it's like £4 for 7 strawberries:')
- Farmfoods - never been in one, idek if they have a section for fresh fruit and veg
- Tesco (the smaller kind) - tiny selection, but I haven't heard anything bad
Any and all help is appreciated - thank you kindly!
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