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2023.03.29 02:34 j24burns Does anyone’s rabbit NOT pee on their bed?

Hi all! Hoping to hear if anyone free roams their rabbit while successfully keeping the bed clean, or any advice on how to mitigate the problem considering my bun and I are moving into a new room this summer? Or is this impossible?
I’m moving in a few months and I’m interested in letting my 4 year old neutered solo-bun free roam the new room. Currently I have to put him in his pen when I leave the room because he pees on my bed. He’s fine when I’m on it with him, but if I leave the room for any amount of time he will pee where I sleep. I’m hoping that having a new space with neutral smells will allow me to help him break the habit but a lot of info online seems that territory marking is inevitable? Let me know what you think, Thanks!
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2023.03.29 02:34 VoodooBadger1818 I feel like my body is falling apart

Here I am 21 years old. Pressured to rejoin a group I tried leaving 4 times due to being their punching bag. I work 3 jobs, one in retail as a supervisor being tested in promotion, writing books and editing videos. Taking care of my relative who broke her arm. I keep being harrassed with, "when are you going to settle down?" Look, in every relationship I was in was exausting do I think someone is cute? Yes. But I'm not going to go out of my way, I'm not going to try jump hoops and try more than I have to as a means of being with someone. I'm just going to continue having a few friendly chats and if it goes well then maybe I'll persue something but right now I want to wait and take it slow. I have a lot and I even use my my work to distract me from a social life maybe thats why I feel so stressed?
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2023.03.29 02:33 SpicyPeanutSauce Realtor rushing me for some reason?

Under contract for a place, we have until April 21st to fulfill mortgage commitment, mortgage broker and banks I'm pre-approved with tell me it's no problem to fulfill by then, they tell me I'm more than qualified for my loan amount and aren't worried about hitting the deadline. I haven't picked one yet on the advice of the broker I like because can go from 60 day lock to 45 day lock if wait a little.

However, my realtor has texted me twice now telling me I need to lock one down or "I'll be in breach of contract." Which didn't sound correct to me so I asked them to explain and all they said was "you're supposed to be actively fulfilling the mortgage you promised you'd fulfill" and that they are fielding questions about when the appraisal is from the other side and are trying to act in my interest by not telling them I haven't picked one yet.

I'm in an attorney review state so I have a real estate attorney who I haven't bothered with this question yet because it seems rather obvious I'm not in breach of contract by but I'm curious why the realtor seems to want to push me to lock now.

Curious for some outside opinions.
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2023.03.29 02:33 castr0z Can a DisplayPort Cable cause a black screen crash? RTX 3070 FE crashing.

Hi! Since like 2 weeks ago I've been having random black screen crashes at any moment while using the pc, the PC itself wont crash, but it's like the image of the display goes away and won't come back unless I restart the pc.
It doesn't happen only when gaming though, it could happen at any random moment, It could even takes a couple of days for the issue to occur. The issue has even occurred during the PC's startup when joining Windows. And I'm finding out that sometimes when I connect the DP cable to a GPU port, the image will start flickering for a while, no artifacts, but it would just be like the image would start glitching out. Also sometimes when the desktop is hit a bit, the issue occurs, this doesn't happen all the time though, I'm trying to replicate it as I'm writing this down but the pc just continues working as normal. I've read tons and tons of possible solutions but to no avail. The last one that I read was that the DP cable being faulty could cause the drivers to crash to the extent of needing to restart the pc to restart them, for that case I just ordered a new VESA certified one today.
At this point I'd be just glad if someone has any extra option for me to do.

My specs:
AMD Ryzen 7 5800x3D (Kombo Strike on, turned it off but the issue continues)
NZXT Kraken Z63
G.Skill TridentZ Royal 32GB 3600MHZ CL18
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB (Windows Disk)
MSI B550 Torpedo
EVGA G5 650W 80+ Gold

- So far I've tried to:

-Rollback drivers by using DDU.
-Windows up to date
-Nvidia Drivers up to date
-Unmount GPU connections
-Unmount the RAM
-Undervolt/Power Limit GPU w MSI Afterburner
-Disable 3rd party programs from managing the GPU.
-Lower the RAM'S frequency
-Clean startup by removing all of the start up apps
-Performed several stress test on the GPU
-Installed AMD's Chipset Drivers
-Deleted temp files. -Disable Board's IGPU.

When I go to Event Viewer this is the most common error:

Faulting application name: dwm.exe, version: 10.0.19041.746, time stamp: 0x6be51595
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.2728, time stamp: 0xe7e53a4e
Exception code: 0xe0464645
Fault offset: 0x000000000010fd12
Faulting process id: 0x303c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d961d1b0dc728a
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\dwm.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: f71067fe-9ab0-4bd6-9462-0c3c0d172668
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

This one also shows up:
Winlogon in session 1 (console) reuqested session stop using GPU, returned status STATUS_SUCCESS, with progress stage of successful

Source: DxgKrnl
Event ID: 465
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2023.03.29 02:33 UnknownUser13000 Just need help is she cheating/losing feelings or telling the truth?

Me and my girlfriend are long distance. For a couple weeks now she’s been different responding slower and barely talking and I asked her what’s wrong and she said she is losing her confidence and doesn’t feel prettier anymore like she used to. She said a lot has been going on and she hasn’t been texting because a lot has been going on and she said she’s not confident and she just built it back up but now she doesn’t feel like that anymore. But when she texts me she still tells me about things in life she has done for example if something happened to her like she got hurt she would tell me. If she did something good like in her sport she would say something like what place she came in and her progress. She went off on me yesterday because I didn’t text her back until two hours later I’m wondering is that because I didn’t text back? She isn’t talking to me now and I miss her so much. She said she isn’t cheating I asked her a week ago and yesterday but when I texted yesterday she replied as soon as I texted. But since I didn’t text back in two hours she said she’s not going to talk to me now for idk how long. Is it because she’s going through something or is she cheating and losing feelings she said she would tell me if she’s cheating or likes someone else because she doesn’t want to waste my time. She also does this from Time to time like block me for a couple days or be mad and don’t talk and she comes back a couple days saying sorry. Just wondering if she is going through something is this how it would be.
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2023.03.29 02:33 Valuable-Banana96 I wrote a revised version of the banneret, that infamously underpowered fighter subclass. Thoughts?

The Banneret (revised)

A banneret is a knight who inspires greatness in others by committing brave deeds in battle. The mere presence of one in a hamlet is enough to cause some orcs and bandits to seek easier prey. A lone banneret is a skilled warrior, but a banneret leading a band of allies can transform even the most poorly equipped militia into a ferocious war band.
A banneret prefers to lead through deeds, not words. As a banneret spearheads an attack, their actions can awaken reserves of courage and conviction in allies that they never suspected they had.

Rallying Cry

Starting when you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn how to inspire your allies to fight on past their injuries. As a bonus action, you can choose up to a number of creatures equal to your Charisma Modifier that are within 60 feet of you (minimum of 1). Each one regains hit points equal to your fighter level.
You may only use this ability once per short or long rest, though you also trigger an identical effect whenever you use your Second Wind feature.

Bonus Proficiency

Knights of high standing are expected to conduct themselves with grace. Also starting at 3rd level, you gain proficiency in the Persuasion skill. If you are already proficient in it, you instead gain proficiency in one other skill of your choice.
Regardless of the skill proficiency you gain from this feature, you also gain Expertise in Persuasion.

Inspiring Surge

Starting at 7th level, as a bonus action, you can choose one creature within 60 feet of you. That creature can use its reaction to make one attack or cast one cantrip.
You may only use this ability once per short or long rest, though you also trigger an identical effect whenever you use your action surge.


Starting at 10th level, whenever a creature within 60ft of you fails a saving throw, you can use your reaction to permit it to reattempt the roll. It must then use the new result.
You may only use this ability three times per long rest. However, whenever you use your Indominable ability, you may also let another creature that failed it’s save against the same effect reattempt the roll, and it then must use the new roll.

Thunderous Awe

Starting at 15th level, you can use your action to let out a mighty howl. You then choose a number of creatures within 60ft of you equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum of 1). Both you and all these creatures have advantage on all attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws until the end of your next turn.
You may only use this ability once per Long Rest.


Starting at 18th level, you have honed your leadership abilities to a razor’s edge. Whenever you heal a creature with your Rallying Cry or Second Wind abilities, it also gains temp hp equal to your proficiency bonus. Whenever you grant a creature a free attack or casting of a cantrip with your Inspiring Surge or Action surge abilities, you may choose two such creatures instead of one. Whenever you allow a creature to reattempt a failed saving throw through your Bulwark or Indominable abilities, it has advantage on the new roll (as do you, in the case of Indominable).
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2023.03.29 02:32 TemporaryPatient7511 Should I quit my job right now? Without a two weeks notice?

I’ve started sitting for this family back in January of 2022. When I first started, it was great. We both agreed on 15 hours a week because I’m a college student and need time for class and studying. She is also a stay at home mom so the hours worked. Keep in mind, I also sit for another family in the mornings for 2 hours so that was about 25 hrs/week which I could handle. Quickly, that great feeling I had about this position vanished. She started having me stay longer, do dinner, baths and bed time routine and doing over 30 hours a week with just that one family alone. On my school breaks, I was pushing 50 hours instead of taking that time to catch up on school work. I was struggling in school and mentally because of this job, I had to withdraw from one course and I failed another last semester. This semester, I finally told her I could only do 15-20 hours a week and she has been giving me 20-23 hour range. I am someone who prides myself on being on time, I have never once been late because I am respectful of other peoples time. The mom is not respectful of my time. She’ll tell me one time and then I’m let out 30min-2hrs after the time. This is constant. It’s not just a few times, it’s more often than not. I’m someone who does not do well with confrontation, I’d much rather just deal with it and keep my mouth shut. The kids refuse to listen to me and she gets angry at me about it. She tells me that she gets nothing done when I’m there and tells the kids that if they don’t listen then I’m not allowed back. I’ve heard her tell the kids that the house is a mad house when I get there, behind my back. I try my best always and have bent over backwards for this family. I’ve sacrificed my time, my tears and my well being. She has been rude to me and so have the kids. I don’t need the stress and I’ve been suicidal with the amount of stress this job adds in my life. Now my question is, do I finally quit? Do I just not go back and not say anything? Do I give two weeks to the mom that is never home on time or never lets me out on time? Im transferring to a different college soon and if I stay then it would be for another 3 months. I need the money but is it even worth it at this point? Is it worth the constant disrespect to my face, behind my back, and of my time?
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2023.03.29 02:32 salesseeker Changing from 2x per week to ED timeline

When changing injection frequency protocol, how long should it take to experience benefits/changes assuming no change in total weekly amount. In this case switching from 2x per week to every day.
Would that still hold true in other circumstances? (ED to 1x per week or 1x per two week to EOD)
Would blood levels stabilize faster or slower than perceived quality of life benefits?
I see the timelines for starting trt is measured in weeks, but I haven’t found much about just changing injection frequency.
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2023.03.29 02:32 rattailjimmy13 City of Fond du Lac isn't too happy with us

Here's an article my fiance sent me about magnet fishing in Fond du Lac, WI: https://wgntv.com/news/wisconsin/wisconsin-police-officer-tells-magnet-fishers-they-are-taking-away-resources-from-the-city/
Do you agree with this? I'm on the fence about it.
I once had a DNR Officer stop by my when I was out with my step son and after he saw what we were doing he thanked us for cleaning the waterways.
All I know is I won't be going to FDL to fish this summer lol.
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2023.03.29 02:31 jerusalem111 A conversation in heaven

There are people in heaven sitting down in a beautiful garden and cups of a nice drink are being offered to them. They start talking to each other. One of them says: I had a friend that used to tell me: يَقُولُ أَءِنَّكَ لَمِنَ ٱلْمُصَدِّقِينَ “ Are you of those who verified this?: (37:52)
أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَـٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَدِينُونَ “‘
When we are dead and are dust and bones, you think we be held to account?’” (37:53)
In other words "you really believe that when we are dead and we become nothing but dirt/soil and bones in a dark grave somewhere......that we will 'repay our loans' and be held to account....when that is literally what you will find if you open up any grave Lol, your crazy dude"
Now this man in heaven will be told by someone else possibly an angel "Are you looking? Look" which suggests that the person who was talking about his friend was not fully aware of his surroundings and was not able to comprehend the reality of the situation. He possibly thought he was just dreaming. He realized the reality when he was shown his satanic friend who was being fried like a gerbil in hell.
فَٱطَّلَعَ فَرَءَاهُ فِى سَوَآءِ ٱلْجَحِيمِ Then will he look and see him in the midst of Hell. (37:55)
قَالَ تَٱللَّـهِ إِن كِدتَّ لَتُرْدِينِ He will say: “By God, thou hadst tried to bring me to ruin! (37:56)
وَلَوْلَا نِعْمَةُ رَبِّى لَكُنتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُحْضَرِينَ
“And were it not for the favour of my Lord, I would have been among those summoned/punished.”) (37:57)
Now, another interesting statement:
أَفَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَيِّتِينَ “Are we then not to die, (37:58)
إِلَّا مَوْتَتَنَا ٱلْأُولَىٰ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ “Save our former death, and are not to be punished?” (37:59)
His words "إِلَّا مَوْتَتَنَا ٱلْأُولَىٰ" mean "except for our first death" or "except for our initial death". He is saying that the death they experienced on earth was not the end of their existence, but rather they have transitioned into a new phase of existence. The guy is speaking/thinking out loud and realizing his reality. He might of thought he was dreamng this whole time till he saw this reality shown to him by the angel. I am assuming that he is dreaming......I assume this because when you dream....you are laying on the bed, blankets over you, eyes closed, deep sleep, but...... what are you dreaming about? Are you walking in a park somewhere? Talking to people? But how? Your body is laying down on the bed, how do you have this other body that you are using in your dream? Only God knows.
ٱللَّـهُ يَتَوَفَّى ٱلْأَنفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَٱلَّتِى لَمْ تَمُتْ فِى مَنَامِهَا فَيُمْسِكُ ٱلَّتِى قَضَىٰ عَلَيْهَا ٱلْمَوْتَ وَيُرْسِلُ ٱلْأُخْرَىٰٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
God takes the souls at the time of their death, and that which has not died, in its sleep. Then He keeps that for which He has ordained death, and sends down the other to a stated term. In that are verses for people who reflect. (39:42)
What is important however that I want you to take from my post is what this satan friend was trying to do. Like God said, they only call you to the fire. What was satans strategy? It was to sow doubts and make the believer question his faith.
I encourage you to read chapter 37. If you dont read it then listen to it and think about it.
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2023.03.29 02:31 ZINX-WITCH my dad is tryna change me.

I do this thing where I walk around the room(usely in circles), because it helps me focus, and is very relaxing to do. he tells me I need to stop, and when I tell him it is incredibly hard for me to do so, he says it's not as if he's me. he doesn't know I think I have autism and adhd,only my mother does. he has a very contorted view of nuerodivergants on the whole, and it's taboo to speak about it with or near him. I tell him it helps me focus and is very relaxing for me. he goes on to say, well it's not relaxing for ME, and I think that YOU shouldn't do it because you can't do that in public. I say then let me do it here,in my house,that I live in. he said,no, learn not to do it from here, I'm sure you don't do that in school. when I don't pace physically,my mind paces within itself and I can't focus on ANYTHINg.whatsoever. he doesn't understand and it's killing me. I can't bring up my suspected autism/adhd around him and it's painful, when he noticed that me and my siblings might have Adhd, he said, but your so smart. like, dude, fuck you. he has this really messed up view point. what do you guys think about this?
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2023.03.29 02:31 ThrowRAfwbneedhelp I[30M] told her[26F] therapy or we're done

I[30M] was single from age 26 till a few months ago. While I was single, I mainly focused on work and sex. I had just 1 person I saw regularly just for sex. We both understood what we were doing. Then, when I met my now girlfriend[26F], I broke it off with the other girl and just stuck with my girlfriend because I don't cheat.
However, my girlfriend asked if I was sleeping with anyone before her, I said yes and told her I ended it the day we started flirting. She got so pissed and started yelling at me for pre cheating? I've never heard that term, just cheating, which occurs while being in a relationship. I told her we barely started talking, and I even cut it off when I started flirting with her because I couldn't talk to multiple girls at the same time. It's not who I am, never has been. She was yelling, crying, telling me to go back to that S***t. I told her not she was acting nuts.
This event occurred at my apartment, I went to my office to relax and started a bit of work. I hear my doorbell, I go downstairs, and it's the girl I used to hook up with. She looks confused, I'm confused. My effing girlfriend texted her from my phone to come over. I asked her why she would do that? Her response was, "I knew she would come over, see you're a cheater." I'm completely mindblown. I told her she needs to attend therapy for whatever issues she has or past trauma that is causing these issues now. She told me I was a cheating POS. The other girl is at the restaurant down the street and told me that if I needed someone to talk to, she would be there.
I'm thinking about going because I don't know what else to do.
Feel free to message me about advice and stuff. The comments don't show.
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2023.03.29 02:31 empirebuilder1 Is drawing sketches directly on model faces really considered bad practice?

The company I'm interning at uses Inventor for all of their modelling and drawing creation. Not usually complex mechanical models, mostly linear profiles with weird geometry and flat patterns. In the modelling standards/"best practices" documentation, they VERY explicitly state that you must not create sketches directly from model faces, instead you should create a work plane referenced from one of the origin planes that is then offset by some given value (either punched in, selected point or a dimension parameter that defines the location of whatever face you're trying to sketch on). The funny part is when I asked some of the engineers about this, they shrugged and couldn't explain why that's done, and the director who wrote this document left about 3 years ago.
Now, coming from the Solidworks experience I have from college, drawing on faces was just a normal fact of life and perfectly normal. I'm not going to be changing my company's practices of course, but for my own personal projects and knowledge: Is there really something different in Inventor that makes sketching directly on faces really that bad of an idea?
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2023.03.29 02:30 rdk67 Spring Day 8: Found Desert Waterhole

The furnace room is not the sort of place that issues public invitations – less a living space in the church and more a chamber for the building’s internal organs, which includes more than the capacity to withstand winter’s lowest blows – as well, the will toward heated water, telepathy, globalization, sanitation, and sewer. The furnace room translates the church’s exotic desires into something the rest of civilization can comprehend, even accommodate, and if the prospect of entering such a state inspires temptation, you may staunch the flow by imagining the furnace room as it actually is: generations of disused conduits and ductwork covering the walls and ceiling, a sump well deep enough to drown an adult of standard height, chemicals on racks with so many warning labels, they seem less like solvents than the cursed entrance to a tomb.
Beyond all that is the shower, which has the feel of something salvages from an RV or mobile home but which this morning I’m distracted from due to the mess on the floor – an oddly shaped puddle of water covering most of the shower area and spreading out from there. The problem could be small – something left running overnight – or large: an underwater river that recently shifted course, decided to make an appearance in the modern world starting with the basement of a peace church. While I’m standing there with my towel and shampoo, weighing my options, a flicker of recognition grows into something understandable: the Namib Desert. I let that image wander my mind, while I sort out the problem: one of the taps on a wash basin wasn’t quite closed after yesterday’s usual cleanup. I give the tap a rude look, and it stops.
The Namib Desert is familiar to me now because of a live stream anyone with an internet connection can observe. A camera is trained on a human-engineered waterhole that attracts indigenous free-living animals – springboks! warthogs! wildebeests! – that charge into frame to fill up. The most elaborate visitations involve families of giraffes – when they drink, they splay their forelegs at obtuse angles so that each swallow of water has a shorter hill to climb. The ostriches drink like long-necked dinosaurs, with these smooth practiced moves of the head along the surface of the water, reminiscent of brush strokes, then return to an upright posture and let gravity take over. Hyenas are the noisiest drinkers, as well as the only ones who pee in the waterhole. Jackals show up all night long, lap at the water just like your dog, hurry off.
That’s what the pool of water in the furnace room resembles – the Namib Desert waterhole. The resemblance is merely fed by means of the stream of consciousness, which is made of the same stuff as that mess on the floor – metaphor. I surmise a free-ranging authority in the environment has something to say about sustenance during hard times – and say, how did that water puddle wind up on the floor anyway? The head of the mop was leaning on the wash basin in just such a way that one strand was dribbled upon by the faucet and another was dangling over the floor, thus converting the rest of the mop head into a fertile crescent of wetness that drip drip dripped all night, a passive pump for applying the medium of water to the canvas of the furnace room concrete floor. Thereafter, each bead of water was arranged to make the shape of the waterhole.
In the shower at last, beneath a crosshatch of disused conduits and tunnels of thick cobwebs, I consider the vocation of waterhole in the desert, wonder what the job market might be like. Perhaps long lines of prospective waterholes form when a desert assignment opens up, all of them hoping to demonstrate the superiority of their own life-giving properties. If such a line admitted the likes of myself, when I got to the front, I would forego all allusions to migration, propagation, the circle of life, instead riff off what I know. What is a waterhole if not intimations of a future free from suffering? Go ahead, judge me by reliability, rate of flow, my capacity to speak the language of any tongue that happens along. When we’re through, this waterhole – I tap my chest with my thumb – will just be getting started. I hop out of the shower, towel off.
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2023.03.29 02:30 SprinklesWise9857 UCLA waitlist acceptance possibility?

Hey guys! I apologize if this isn't the appropriate place to talk/ask about this. UCLA has been my dream school since I was in fifth grade and I was waitlisted a little over a week ago when RD decisions were released.
My school is very small and is located in a low socioeconomic area, where over 90% of students are first-gen and our test scores as a school aren't so great. So our school typically has low admission rates for UCLA. 3-6 students get accepted by UCLA each year (out of about 120-130 students). However, this year was a bit strange because only one person was accepted, one person was waitlisted (me), and everybody else was unfortunately rejected...
I'm creating this post to ask if any of you may have knowledge on how the waitlist works. The one person who got accepted is a friend of mine, who said that she's not going to take the offer because of financial issues. Seeing that UCLA (UCs in general) tend to be holistic in their admissions process, is it possible that if she declines her offer, then I may be able to get off the waitlist? Because if not, then our school would have zero people go to UCLA this year. Our school has never had a year where not a single senior ends up going to UCLA. I do know that UCs in general like to give disadvantaged schools a chance to be represented in these great schools, so I'm just wondering how this would work.
I also don't want to come off entitled - I do not think that UCLA should accept me just because there is a chance that nobody will go to UCLA from my school for the first time. Overall, I'm just curious as to what the possibilities are that considering my school background, is there a chance that I could get off the waitlist if nobody from my school will be attending UCLA this year.
Realistically this all really seems like a stretch, as I would assume that this is not how the waitlist works at all. But any insight would be greatly appreciated! Once again, I apologize if this is not the right sub to talk about this. I also apologize if this was hard to understand... I'm not great at explaining things.
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2023.03.29 02:30 VincyVian 0006 [Short story]

He entered the almost empty tavern late at night. He had a dusty black long coat with a weird looking round hat. He was coughing hard, and he had some blood stains on his clothes. His face wasn’t visible until he leaned on the counter and took his hood off.
“Greetings, sir; I hope you are not looking for any trouble.” the tavern owner asked the man, “How can I help you?”
The man coughed again and replied with a hoarse voice, “give me a beer and an empty room for tonight.”
“The beer I can give, sir; but we don’t have any empty rooms for tonight.”
The man looked around the tavern hall. There were three drunk soldiers at one table and two women at another. “How unfortunate. Your establishment doesn’t seem to be crowded at this time of the year; how come you don’t have any rooms?”
“We just had one that was rented by two dwarven fellows. Sorry sir. That is that, and I can’t do nothin’.”
The man coughed again, but this time harder, attracting the soldiers’ eyes and attention. He sighed and took a sip from his beer. He then, absentmindedly, started cleaning the blood and dust from his clothes with a handkerchief, which he took out from his pocket.
One of the soldiers came closer, scrutinizing his looks with utmost eagerness and somewhat nosiness. The soldier was wobbling and had an unkempt face with an unattended long beard. Examining with just looking wasn’t enough, as he proceeded to touch the man’s coat, feeling the wetness of the blood.
“Keep your hands to yourself, vagabond.”
“Fresh blood, eh? Been hunting out there old man?” The stink of rotten teeth and excessive amount of beverage came out of his mouth, “or is it maybe just human blood?”
“None of your damn business.” The man recoiled of the stink and picked up his glass of beer, so he could change his seat. “It’s not human blood; I hunted a very nasty boar a while ago. Now leave me in peace.”
He relocated himself, but the soldier didn’t leave him in peace.
“We don’t have boars around here; I don’t think your story is right, old man.”
“Well, I don’t care about what you care. Leave me be or else.”
The soldier turned to his fellow army men sitting round the table and with a sarcastic tone asked the man if he was threatening him.
The man stood up, took a deep breath, and calmly and casually told the trouble-seeking soldier to fuck off. Having a masculine form and a cool temper, he didn’t seem to get irritated easily; but what followed made him so angry that he went on a rampage.
The soldier slapped the man in the face and then pointed his hunting knife at him. “Remember who you’re talking to, old man. We are not some puny soldiers you could talk shit about and go about your day.”
The man, not taking the slap easily, unsheathed his sword and soon, all of them stood in a duel-like position.
The women sitting at one of the tables, who previously seemed unconcerned of the event, gathered their things and left the hall hurriedly.
The tavern owner started begging the men to calm down and that there was nothing to risk their lives for. “Gentlemen, please… you could solve your conflict with talking. Surely there is no need for bloodshed…”
“Cut it off.” One of the soldiers said and walked round the table to have a better position in the fight to come.
“You could surely leave the …”
And the skirmish began. One of the soldiers kicked a table with his boot toward the man and he, in response, jumped out of its way with a quick dodge. The bearded soldier, then, lunged himself toward the man with his one-sided sword and injured his arm. The man made a counterattack and disarmed the drunk soldier with a strong attack on his sword. And with the move, he held the unbalanced soldier in a hostage position. As he was wounded in the hand, the situation escalated quickly, and lost his grip on the man. One of the other soldiers, slashed the man with the tip of his sword in the shoulder. Seeing the current condition, the man thrust his sword in the first soldier’s chest, but he wasn’t able to get the sword out in time. At this moment, the second soldier cut the man’s wrist and blood started gushing out of the sliced end of his hand. He screamed in pain and tried to cover his hand and stop the bleeding with the sleeve of his coat. But it was all in vain as the third soldier found the man in a huge disadvantage and made an attempt to finish him. The man, striving to survive, picked up the closest stole with his wholesome arm and deflected the soldier’s blow. The man, then, carried himself backwards to find a shelter covering his back. He was bleeding and coughing severely and thus, his attempt to get up needed a lot of effort. The second soldier, seeing the first one’s fate, had a raging impulse to kill the man; but the rage somewhat blinded him.
He jumped at the man, pointing his sword straight at the man’s chest, but the man managed to get off the sword’s way in time and the sword got stuck in the wall. The man kicked the soldier in the knee and when the soldier fell on the floor, he kicked him once again in the face, which made him unconscious. The last soldier, however, didn’t approach the man mindlessly. He first threw a bottle of Vodka at his face, which surprised him, and then cut the man’s head off with a clean side slash of his sword.
The man’s head fell on the ground and rolled a bit but stopped when it hit the tavern owner’s feet. The owner, after seeing the grotesque scene, started vomiting and ran back to the tavern’s backroom.
The soldier moved his weary body toward his unconscious comrade and checked his pulse. He was alive, but barely alive.

p.s. I didn't proofread the story, as I know no one will ever read it.
p.s.2 I'd love to hear critics but know that English is not my first language. (I lost the count how many times I said this already.)
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2023.03.29 02:29 stellularmoon2 son with bipolar 1 prescribed zoloft - advice

Hi! Son has Bipolar 1 (I'm still not quite committed to the diagnosis and neither is he, but there is something up with his mental health. But this is what we're going with now. Anyway, this is a email i wrote to his current psychiatrist. Wondering what the community's thoughts are? Thank you!
Hi Dr. xx, I’m x, x's mom.
I just wanted to give you some information on Henry he may not have told you.
  1. My first concern is the prescription of Zoloft today…I’ve read that Zoloft can cause mania in Bipolar 1 and it was his misuse of antidepressants (Wellbutrin, he took 2 in one day and then he also took a Zoloft or prozac from his previous psychiatrist) that sent him into a mania (rage) that resulted in his first hospitalization for 6 weeks.
So, is he supposed to take this in addition to the depakote 1,200 and zyprexa 10mg? At night? What exactly are the directions?
Also, I’m sure he did not tell you that he’s been “forgetting” to take his medications and “forgot” twice last week and Saturday and Sunday of this past weekend. So, I’m worried about throwing Zoloft into that mix. Maybe he needs an injectable?
  1. He has starting using pot again, and he’s been high almost daily lately.
  2. I don’t see him as having “trouble sleeping” (that’s what he told me he told you), if anything I was wondering if we should reduce his meds, as he would sometimes sleep for 12-15 hours. Last night he wandered around the neighborhood, came home at 1:30am and took 7.5 mg of zyprexa and slept until 1. When he’s 100 percent compliant, he often sleeps at least 12 hours.
  3. I had asked him to ask you about trying a different cocktail altogether, as he had a few bad manic rage episodes recently (2 Fridays ago he was completely out of control with anger, shoved my partner, shouting at me in my ear while I was driving us upstate for over an hour) so it didn’t seem to be working. He’s also depressed and sleeps a LOT.
  4. He’s ADHD. I would say his main problems are depression, out of control anger issues (he was very aggressive for awhile last year before treatment, breaking things, shouting at the top of his lungs for hours) and had/sometimes still has terrible problems with impulse control and extremely poor decision making.
To sum up:
Angry and aggressive
Poor decisions
Current medications maybe not optimal (still has bleed through rages, sleeps too much)
I really am grateful for your help and I’m doing my best to help my son, so I appreciate your time reading this.
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2023.03.29 02:29 LoveMangaBuddy Read Tales of Demons and Gods - Chapter 423.6 - MangaPuma

Nie Li, the strongest Demon Spiritist in his past life standing at the pinnacle of the martial world however, he lost his life during the battle with Sage Emperor and the six deity ranked beast, his soul was then reborn back in time back to when he is still 13. Although he?s the weakest in his class with the lowest talent at only Red soul realm, but with the aid of the vast knowledge which he accu ... Read Tales of Demons and Gods - Chapter 423.6 - MangaPuma. Read more at https://mangapuma.com/tales-of-demons-and-gods/chapter-423-6
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2023.03.29 02:28 cowgod180 Gen X vs millennials; a treatise.

The Gen Xer, with their no-nonsense attitude and cool musical tastes, can often come across as aloof and unapproachable to the more sensitive and empathetic millennial. However, what the millennial may not realize is that this demeanor is often a defense mechanism born out of years of societal disillusionment and cynicism.
Meanwhile, the millennial's desire for a more inclusive and progressive society can sometimes lead to accusations of entitlement from the Gen Xer. However, this desire for change and willingness to challenge the status quo can also be seen as a mark of bravery and a commitment to making the world a better place.
When it comes to technology, the Gen Xer's preference for the Sega Saturn may seem outdated to the millennial, who is more accustomed to the sleek and advanced smartphones and laptops of today. However, the Gen Xer's appreciation for older technology and analog methods may stem from a desire for simplicity and a rejection of the constant connectivity that modern technology demands.
In terms of console history, millennials have grown up with a wide range of gaming systems, from the early days of Nintendo and Sega to the modern PlayStation and Xbox. This exposure to a variety of gaming experiences has helped to shape a generation that is both tech-savvy and socially connected.
However, some may argue that this constant access to technology has led to a sense of entitlement among some millennials. With the rise of social media and instant gratification, some have grown accustomed to a lifestyle where they expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter.
On the other hand, the Gen Xer's no-nonsense attitude may be seen as a response to a time when things were not as easy or accessible as they are today. This generation grew up in a time when the world was less connected and more turbulent, and this may have led to a sense of resilience and self-reliance that is sometimes lacking in younger generations.
However, it's important to recognize that entitlement and resilience are not mutually exclusive traits. Both generations have individuals who embody the best and worst of their respective groups, and it's unfair to paint an entire generation with the same brush.
Ultimately, both generations have their strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to recognize that each has a unique perspective and valuable contributions to offer. Rather than focusing on stereotypes or differences, it is essential to foster understanding and cooperation in order to create a more united and equitable society for all.
Advantage: Gen X
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2023.03.29 02:26 NathanTheXMan Is the Poco X5 Pro "Smartwatch-Friendly"?

The reason I ask is because currently I own a Redmi Note 10 and I fucking hate it with a passion.
Ever since I got it it constantly disconnects all smartwatches I've had yet.
I've had a Haylou RT2 and it worked fine at first, but then I switched to a Galaxy Watch Active 2, and the only thing it ever notified me was when it "disconnected" or when it was low on battery.
Now I'm currently running a Haylou Plus and it works fine most of the time.
And I'm thinking on switching to a Poco X5 Pro 8GB 256GB and I'm kinda scared I'll have the same issues.
Is there anyone currently owning and using both a smartwatch and a Poco X5 that can chime in?
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2023.03.29 02:26 tatterdemalion97 I can't figure out what I am/have

Hi all, I'm new around here.
I was AFAB but identify as male. I've only very recently started wondering about what's truly going on with me and my body.
So, I was half "diagnosed" with PCOS when I was 15. I say half because it was never confirmed. But the reason is a bit silly.
I started developing body hair as early as 6 years old. I even had a little mustache that caused me a lot of pain from bullying throughout my whole childhood. Anyways, I got my first period at 11yo, but they never became regular, I usually went 1 whole year in between periods up until I turned 20 and started taking the pill nonstop for a year, didn't have any periods, and now I've stopped since 2 months, still nothing. (I don't want them anyway)
I have a voice that is lower than the "usual" female range. My body shape is pretty masculine : broad shoulders, narrow hips, and it's easy for me to develop muscle.
Back when I did the tests for PCOS, my androstenedione levels were abnormally high for the normal range. Then I did the ultrasound to check for cysts, and the doctor said "it's too blurry for me to be sure those are cysts" and wrote 'PCOS??' on the report, which is why I don't have a full diagnosis.
Now onto the genitals part: I'm confused. I've never heard of me being born with abnormal genitals. But I've always had an issue with my own genitals and literally never took a single look at them until I turned 21. When I saw them for the first time I was really confused. I actually can't figure out if they are normal. I won't go into detail because this is more gynecologist territory than reddit territory. The only time I went to a gyn, they didn't say anything special about what they saw, but we couldn't check anything else because I was too terrified to let them touch it.
Another thing about my private parts though, is that I was never able to insert anything in them. The few times I have tried with guys, it was insanely painful, like there was a wall, and I just gave up. I read about vaginismus but I don't know if it can be caused by just my fear of genitals, I don't have trauma related to them, or if it's actually a genuine wall caused by possibly being intersex.
I also found out about CAH and NCAH yesterday. And now I've been wondering if I had that instead of PCOS, since the symptoms are so similar. I should probably get tested, but... Maybe it's better if nobody knows? I'm terrified of finding out something that will keep me from getting hormones for my transition.
If anyone has had a similar experience/symptoms I'd be glad to hear your story.
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