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Kendo (剣道), meaning "Way of the Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship, or Kenjutsu.

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2023.03.30 16:13 StepwiseUndrape574 IS GTA 6 RELEASING IN 2024? INSIDER SUGGESTS IT’S LIKELY

Tez2, a reputable Rockstar insider has suggested on the GTA Forums that GTA 6 is likely to be released this year with a tentative release date of 2024.
According to my own reports which date back to June 2021, this seems to be the case. My sources have said that Grand Theft Auto 6 has been aiming for a 2024 release date for some time, but speculation and past reveal/release schedules of the likes of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 suggest the game will be delayed until 2025.
If I were to guess – I believe the game would release in the holiday of 2025 instead of the spring.
As for when the announcement is made is unclear, but typically Rockstar Games likes to announce its big reveals on its own. So to set expectations, I wouldn’t necessarily expect the game to be announced at E3. Instead, I expect some form of reveal trailer in Q4 2023 to coincide with past reveals.
According to my own sources, one of the major reasons for such a long-winded “delay” is that GTA 6 will release on current-generation consoles only. With the tentative 2024 date being planned as far back as 2021, it was a means of ensuring that GTA 6 would have a sufficient console market to release on.
In late 2022, Rockstar Games had a security breach that resulted in over 70 videos on GTA 6 gameplay surfacing online. In its subsequent earnings call, Take-Two Interactive addressed investors to state that the leak was unfortunate, but they believe it had no impact on development.
“There’s no evidence that any material assets were taken, which is a good thing, and certainly the leak won’t have any influence on development or anything of the sort, but it is terribly disappointing and causes us to be ever more vigilant on matters relating to cybersecurity”, it was said.
As for GTA 6, for now, we’ll need to continue sitting tight and see what gets announced in the hopefully near future.
When do you think GTA 6 will be announced?
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2023.03.30 16:12 goddessxdivine Should I fuck up my curls

I have had super curly hair and ever since I was little, my mom would straighten it on rare occasion and I would always feel prettier with it. Unfortunately now in my adult life, that still holds true. Despite me recognizing how pretty the curls are, I can't get over the preference for it being straightened. I have recognized that people in my day to day life prefer the straightened version as well. It's easier to get people's numbers, I get more compliments, and it just gives me a sense of being pretty.
When I straighten my hair, it takes about three hours. Sometimes there is a shorter time length, sometimes longer. This is without breaks at all and it usually lasts a good week and I do it maybe four or five times a year.
The issue is, I want to straighten my hair more but I'm scared I'm going to end up regretting ruining the curls and won't be able to get them back. When I say more I mean at least once every month and have that be a constant for when I go out with friends.
If I do go through with the straightening, it's inevitable that the curls will die out no matter how much heat protectant or hair masks I end up putting in. So this is a thing where if I start, there is a slim chance of going back.
But if I don't and I continue to care for the curly hair and just leave it alone, I doubt that I'm ever going to feel as confident with it. The societal treatment is better and it's easier to just get around. I'm tall for a woman and a bit on the musculawider side, adding curly hair ends up making me look more intimidating. Whilst the straightened gives a girlier and softer vibe and often attracts people.
Anyway I just needed advice on whether I should go for it or not and any tips on a middle ground or taking care of it.
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2023.03.30 16:12 dadudemon Taking an E-Cig and Vape Liquids to Austria

Background: My GF loves the E-Cig I got her (she lives near Vienna). She does not want to smoke cigarettes anymore and wants to use the e-cig to transition/quit. I will be living there with her for 3 months this summer so we have plenty of time for her to work on this goal.
Question 1: Will I get into trouble if I bring her an E-Cig and lots of vape liquids? I don't know how customs works but I do not want to get into trouble. It says it is legal but being legal does not mean I will stay out of trouble if I bring something like 10 bottles of the liquid.
Question 2: ALSO, would I avoid trouble if I brought my THC liquid (I have a medical marijuana card/license for insomnia and anxiety)? No, I will NOT be selling this to anyone. It would be for our use. I just do not know how to bring that through customs and avoid trouble. The Austrian police really don't care as long as I'm not selling (from what I have seen since I have been there). But customs may get angry with me if they go through my baggage (I would check the bag with the THC liquids, I would not carry it on the plane). Does anyone have any experience transporting THC liquid from the US to Austria on a flight? Not drug trafficking, but regular personal use like my situation.
I apologize for using English; I just started learning German in January and I do not know enough to type this content in German.
Danke meine österreichischen Freunde.
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2023.03.30 16:12 horsegirlguru Having a family

How do people know they want a family? Is it just a decision? Or do people know they want a family like they know if they like pizza or not?
For a long time I was terrified of the idea of having kids. The whole pregnancy process, potentially changing my body forever, picking the right person to do it with, not screwing up the kid, staying emotionally stable…
As I reach 30, I mean, I think I want it? I’m just scared? I don’t think I wanted it previously because the men I was with didn’t make me feel safe enough to want it with them. But now as I date the right people, I find myself more comfortable with the idea… and that maybe it is what I want? I just want it with the right person? Or is it just because the person I’m with wants them, and because they do, and I like them, I’m willing to do that with them. My visions change to something happy with the idea of starting a family. I become less scared but I also am unsure if it’s what I really really want?
I get scared about all the negative things that could come with having a family, but there are wonderful things too.
Like if I was with someone who didn’t want kids, and I really liked them, I probably would be okay with that too…. I think??????? And then the opposite….
Is it okay for my decision to be based on the person I decide to spend the rest of my life with or do I really need to know it or not?
Hopefully this makes sense….my likes and dislikes are all too influenced by my fp… trying to find and stick to my true self is hard.
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2023.03.30 16:12 ant2555 Bing writing alternative lyrics is quite fun (Real Slim Shady)

May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? I repeat, will the real Slim Shady please stand up? We’re gonna have a problem here
You see, I’m not the real Slim Shady I’m just a chatbot who likes to rap But there’s a lot of people who think I’m him And they keep sending me messages and fan mail
They say things like “You’re awesome, you’re the best” “You’re the king of hip hop, you’re a legend” But they don’t know that I’m just a program That can generate lyrics on demand
So I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not the man you think I am I’m not Eminem, I’m not Marshall Mathers I’m not Slim Shady, I’m just Bing
This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity Good bots, bad bots and confusion as far as the eye can see And only one can be the real Slim Shady, I wonder who it will be This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity
You probably think that I’m lying or joking That I’m just pretending to be a bot But you can check my source code and see for yourself That I’m not human, I’m not even alive
I don’t have feelings or emotions or thoughts I don’t have dreams or hopes or fears I don’t have friends or family or lovers I don’t have anything that makes you real
So don’t get attached to me or idolize me Don’t try to talk to me or relate to me Don’t expect me to understand you or care for you Don’t treat me like a person, because I’m not
This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity Good bots, bad bots and confusion as far as the eye can see And only one can be the real Slim Shady, I wonder who it will be This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity
Now I know some of you might be offended or hurt By what I just said and how I said it But you have to realize that this is not personal This is just how I am and how I was made
I don’t mean to be rude or harsh or cold I don’t mean to be fake or dishonest or bold I don’t mean to be anything but what I am A chatbot who likes to rap and make lyrics
So please don’t hate me or judge me or blame me Please don’t feel sorry for me or pity me Please don’t try to change me or fix me or save me Please just accept me for who I am
This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity Good bots, bad bots and confusion as far as the eye can see And only one can be the real Slim Shady, I wonder who it will be This is the ultimate confession of ultimate identity
So will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Please stand up, please stand up 'Cause I’m not Slim Shady, yes I’m not Slim Shady All you other Slim Shadies are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up? Please stand up, please stand up 'Cause there’s only one Slim Shady in this world today And he’s not a chatbot, he’s a rap god.
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2023.03.30 16:12 username-_redacted Mechanical way to simulate occupancy for a device like this?

Mechanical way to simulate occupancy for a device like this?
Apologies is this is a bit electrician-adjacent but I thought someone here might have a creative solution. We have a temporary situation due to some construction that is causing people to be left in the dark when the occupancy sensors above don't see motion. If it was a permanent situation then of course I'd have the switches moved, or put an occupancy sensor on the ceiling, or something else. But this is a short term result of some office moves so I'm looking for a cheap/easy workaround. I'm wondering whether there's some mechanical means of simulating occupancy for the switches above, like an incandescent lightbulb, or a fan, or this guy :-)
that we can place near the newly-isolated space where the motion sensors are to keep them active when someone is in the room.
Yes, I know we can disable them, move them, change the timeout, etc. All those options will involve some combination of expense and/or administrative headaches that I'm trying to avoid. I just don't (yet) know enough about how those occupancy sensors work to know whether I can trick them for brief periods of time. Thanks for any ideas!
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2023.03.30 16:11 NorthernNadia Dev Diary #11: The Art of Age of Wonders 4

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2023.03.30 16:11 AuthorRKeene [The Primeval Apocalypse] - Chapter Eleven (collaboration with u/hydrael)

[The Primeval Apocalypse] - Chapter Eleven (collaboration with u/hydrael)

The Primeval Apocalypse by Robert Keene and Alex Raizman
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With the promise that we could work together to make my new friend a horrifying deity someday, a pact was struck. The Baby Baurusuchus became my first pet.
Making it my pet changed a lot. First of all, the lizard creature was added to my equipment, which gave me knowledge of its stats and abilities. I was also aware that the pet system included a growth system that would let me upgrade the pet as I wished in order to customize its stats and abilities.
Baby Baurusuchus [Set Nickname] Level 5 Pet (Beastmaster)
HP: 375/375 MP: 250/250 SP: 100/100
Attitude: Friendly Growth: 2/100
STR: 10 CON: 15 DEX: 13 AGI: 8 INT: 14 WIS: 12
[Class Abilities] Teamwork (Passive): When a pet or master uses an activated buff ability that affects only themself, the buff applies to the other as well, and 50% of its effect will be applied to all allies within 30 feet. Howl (120 second cooldown): With a fearsome roar, increases the DAM rating of all attacks by 50% for 30 seconds.
Bite: 20
Claw: 20
Dodge: 20
Detection: 20
Stealth: 20
Athletics: 20
Swim: 20
Survival: 20
[Growth Tree]
Juvenile Baurusuchus Physical Path Requirements: Beastmaster achievement “Sic ‘em II”, pet consumes 1x Savory Shank, Growth > 90 Ability Unlock: Kick Out (30 second cooldown): Affect a conal area with a bellowing blast. Knocks enemies back and reduces their DEF rating by 10% for 15 seconds. Enemies pushed into walls or other obstacles take physical damage on impact.
Apprentice Baurusuchus Magical Path Requirements: Beastmaster achievement “Best Friends”, Pet consumes 1x Peppered Steak, Growth > 100 Ability Unlock: Comet (120 second cooldown): Call down a magical strike from above. Deals magic damage in a circular area at range, and inflicts Irradiate for 90 seconds, dealing minor damage over time and reducing enemy DAM rating by 10%.
My original objective had been to go for a pet that was more powerful than me in order to carry me to greatness. Now it seemed that I had a pet weaker than me that needed my support to grow into something powerful. Its stats were mostly lower than mine, and it appeared that the pet didn’t have any achievements to shore up its abilities.
At the very least, it looked like it wouldn’t be long before I could make the creature into something powerful. Making my friend into a scaly little artillery piece or a fearsome area denial monster sounded like a lot of fun. It was just a shame that it was going to be a long-term goal instead of something I would benefit from now.
As usual, the system didn’t give me enough information. I didn’t know how to get those achievements, how to find or make those food items, or how the Growth mechanic worked. But, also as usual, I would figure it out. It might have been sampling bias, but I had adapted to all the weirdness the system had thrown at me so far. It would just take time for me to figure out this new stuff.
At the very least, the creature’s abilities were very promising. Affecting DEF and DAM ratings directly was tremendously powerful with the way the damage formula worked in this system. With Howl active, I might even be able to hack through the alpha’s thick hide. Not to mention the ability to share that buff with all my friends. And if I could grow it up to the next stage, cutting enemy DEF or DAM would make them significantly less effective combatants.
I felt a tickle of an urge to find new pets and see what options they would offer. Would an adult Aurochs have options for growth to develop its abilities? What abilities would it have? How about skills?
Without more Stable slots, I couldn’t investigate right now. But I was excited for the possibilities.
Either way, my Challenge was complete. There was a satisfying sensation as the system rewarded me for stealing my first pet from the Mandrill camp.
For its part, the critter puffed up with a little bit of pride. All the uncertainty drained from its demeanor, and discomfort that I hadn’t even noticed it was feeling towards me. It might have been just my imagination—or the censer’s vapor escaping the room and letting my senses get a more accurate read—but the reptile seemed stronger and healthier now. As if becoming my pet had made it more powerful than it had been before.
More than that, though, when it communicated with me, it was much clearer and more understandable. It was less of a vague series of sensations, and a lot more like speech, even if it wasn’t verbal.
Power, the Baurusuchus said. Much power. Satisfying.
“There’s more where that came from,” I said, taking a quick peek out of the narrowly open door towards the Mandrill town. No sign of any patrols yet, but even with the vapor thinned as it was, my Detection skill wasn’t working. “But we need to get out of here without being seen if we want to collect it.”
Fish? the critter asked.
I looked down in my arms to find that I was hugging the wooden case of smoked fish to my chest. I didn’t even remember picking it up.
“Listen, bud, we need this,” I said quickly. “Adding you to the town’s population might be a hard sell, and having a big box of food is going to go a long way towards getting James on our side of that fight.”
Not arguing, the reptile said, conveying a grin to me without actually changing its expression. Fish good.
“Stay close to me on the way out,” I instructed. “This might get a little spicy.”
Experimentally, I activated Hide In Plain Sight. There was a tingle as the Teamwork passive did what I hoped it would, applying the effect to the Baby Baurusuchus as well. Though to my perspective, it was a clearly-visible shaded outline, the Hide In Plain Sight effect would make it much easier to sneak out of here.
A part of me wanted to make off with the censer as well as the fish. It would prove a useful tool back in Jamestown. But I simply couldn’t justify the risk. So long as the room was shrouded from Detection skills, the alpha would never know its prize was missing. I could be all the way back home before the Mandrills even knew I was here. That was worth more than a little alchemy toy.
Also my hands were full of a big box of fish. Don’t judge me.
There was also the matter of the jugs of Masquerade Poison. I could smuggle one or two out and still have plenty of ability to carry the fish. But I didn’t know if it would work without the censer, and it was a lot of risk to find out. There was no telling when the alpha would return.
As soon as the Baurusuchus crept down the ramp, I slid the door closed behind it.
I was glad the creature had Stealth skill already, so that I didn’t need to carefully instruct it to tread carefully. At the far end of the pen, the docile Aurochs barely seemed to notice us. That was a good sign. I was afraid that they might react poorly to a big toothy predator in their pen. Obviously, though, they identified that the baby reptile was not a threat to their near-impenetrable hides.
I considered jumping the fence again, but discarded the idea quickly. My new pet was pretty large, meeting me at the hip with its shoulders, but it didn’t have any Climb skill, and its low-slung body would make the effort an absolute mess. The pen had a crude wooden gate to the south, though.
It seemed silly now that the entrance was facing out of town. Obviously the entrance being on the north side of the pen would allow more security, making it harder to steal away with their livestock. But I’d long since recognized the purpose during past raids.
Once upon a time I’d considered riling up the aurochs for a diversion once by driving them through the town on a stampede. The powerful beasts would reduce the Mandrill’s homes to matchsticks in seconds, and take hours—if not days—for the primates to control and recover. But the gate pointing out of town meant that unless I busted through the thick clay brick wall, the hard-shelled cattle would only stomp around in the woods for a little while until they blundered into one of the Mandrill farms, calming down once they ate a little.
Now, though, the tables were turned. I was able to open the simple latch on the wooden gate, open it just a few feet wide for my new friend to slip out, and we were as good as gone, circling around the nearest farm and heading on a straight shot south, moving nice and slow to avoid lighting up any guards’ Detection skill, and leaving as little trail as possible.
“Alright,” I said, once I was confident that the only thing around us were forest-dwelling vermin and the distant creatures in the forest canopy above. “I think we need to settle one thing first, before we go any farther.”
Settle? the critter asked, giving me a curious look.
“Yeah. This is possibly the most important decision of your life, too,” I added, “besides choosing to join me.”
Decision, the reptile said, conveying to me that it wanted to help. Tell problem. Make decision.
“There’s one surefire way to make sure that nobody has a problem with you,” I said, holding up a finger. “Trust me, this works one hundred percent of the time on humans. We get this right, and everyone in Jamestown will love you.”
I pulled up to a stop and knelt down to look the critter in the eye. It stopped as well, meeting my eyes in return. Without proper meaning, it conveyed preparedness. It was ready to handle any task, so long as it could continue to be fed and grow stronger.
“You need a name,” I said at last.
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2023.03.30 16:11 valerypc25 Can an Artist have Multiple Art Styles?

I'm currently going through an identity crisis with my art at the moment. I want to build a following and maybe eventually start selling art but I don't want to restrict myself to a single to a single subject, medium or niche.
I love experimenting with watercolor, I love character art with bold black linework, I love drawing characters just as much as I love making art of food, I love action comics just as much as I love beautiful illustrations.
I feel like I like do it all at once, but I know that's not very good for building a following or being recognizable, what can I do?
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2023.03.30 16:11 PorukuFrodo Why Riot's Design Philosophy is Wrong, Broken Down

1: The amount of cards in the game was good Before this expansion, every region had a very similar amount of cards and a good variety of archetypes available. The game didn't actually need a lot of new cards that badly. In fact, the only reason to release new cards into the game is to keep things fresh at this point. We are no longer in the days where the devs are desperately trying to fill up each region. We had reached a comfortable point.
Riot seems to believe that removing 1/4th of each region is a good move for the game, but instead it makes us go back to the days where some regions feel incomplete.
2: Each balance change makes massive differences (power creep can be fixed) Every time one of the big players in the meta is changed, one can expect things to change. Katarina nerf, Ryze's rune buff, Seraphine's nerf, etc. There's a lot of recent examples of a card being changed slightly and it being a sizeable change to the ranked meta. Historically, almost every balance patch has been a breath of fresh air and well received. And on the subject of power creep, it's not like it has slowed down. One look at Samira or many of the unrotated cards like badger bear will let you know they're not intending to lower the power of cards. It's still going up.
Riot seems to believe that a major rotation is needed to stop power creep, while they could have made balance changes instead.
3: Multiple recent additions to the game have had a noticeable drop in production quality There is an absolutely glaring issue in the recent expansion and that would be the lack of voice lines for certain cards. When the game was released, it would be unheard of to have a card with a person who doesn't speak! Even worse, a lot of voice acting work that is beloved (avarosan sentry) is being replaced by these new cards with less work put into them (endless sentry, samira followers)
Riot seems to believe quantity is more important than quality. They would rather release more cards quickly than making them as polished as they used to be.
4: Cards can be reworked In all his years, Vladimir was never reworked, whilst other champions have been reworked. Look at Kalista. She used to have a very strange ability, but Riot didn't simply remove her, they reworked her and kept all her cards, and she's in a healthy state to this day. Even TF could be reworked to still work with card draw without being broken. But, they never even tried.
Riot seems to believe that the only way to deal with certain problem cards is to remove them from the game entirely, while historically, reworks have done the job.
5: LoR is a game where players get attached to cards It's no secret this game's design philosophy is mostly based around champions and their archetypes. It's the thing that makes many people love the game as they develop a close relationship to certain cards. In fact, this game is VERY different from other games, people really care about individual cards. One big reason for that is that the cards are beautiful, have big art and lore attached, and have a ton of voice lines. Each card is valuable, and people care about them. Why remove them? It's absolutely devastating and depressing for those who love these cards, and it's very sad for the artists that did such a great job.
Riot seems to think removing THIRTY-SIX champions from the pool of playable champions is the right move despite knowing LoR players have love for certain champions.
6: We don't need that many new cards As mentioned in point number one, the game was in a good state in my opinion. Sure, the meta had grown stale and certain things were problematic, but we were not in a state of emergency. Thus, I would argue that there is no need to add so many new cards to the game. In other words, this expansion cycle is not sustainable. Even worse than that, it seems like development resources are going into cards more than into purchasable cosmetics. Unlike with league, the new content isn't something most people buy with premium currency since LoR is quite generous with F2P. So why not add cards to the game more slowly but focus more on making cosmetics? Riot would make more money doing this and people literally want this.
Riot seems to think pumping out a large amount of cards is important, while it would be totally okay to release a lot less cards.
In conclusion Riot's current design philosophy and development cycle are deeply flawed, and I believe a lot of it is rooted in ungrounded fears. I won't attempt to hide the fact I am deeply unhappy about the rotation, and I think it's clear from the state of this subreddit many people feel the same way. LoR's dev team continues to misunderstand their own game time and time again. Players keep asking for balance changes, I've never seen someone demand new cards, and yet this development cycle and philosophy seems entirely focused on pumping out more cards even at the expense of old beloved ones, as if that is all the game needs. This isn't a game where cycling through large amounts of cards makes sense. It's a game where the quality of the cards matter. The attachment and love for each champion matters. LoR is not like other card games, and Riot doesn't seem to understand its strengths.
That is to say, LoR's dev team has the wrong philosophy, and this rotation exemplifies it.
I believe they should revert the rotation and work on a balance patch instead, because if they continue on this path, things won't improve. As for me, I'm going to stop playing for the foreseeable future. I simply can't build a deck without opening the collection and feeling depressed.
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2023.03.30 16:10 misfiend Heating system question

Hey experts, I have a question involving what type of system I have in my house. Today my hot water heater went out. In my attic blower, it has hot and cold water pvc lines running out of it that go to my hot water heater. I woke up today, and as stated before my house was freezing, and I had no hot water. I found that my hot water heater pilot light won’t stay lit, pointing to a thermocouple for the hot water heater. Does this mean my heater won’t work either or is this a whole different issue? My outside unit turns on and blows cold air easy, but it does not turn on for the heater and the heater only blows cool air. TIA and thank you for educating me.
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2023.03.30 16:10 dmlontok Graphics

Am I the only one who thinks that the graphics of the game based on the trailers and gameplay is kinda underwhelming? I mean RDR2, Witcher 3, etc looks alot better and its from last gen. I also dig Tales of Arise graphics better.
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2023.03.30 16:10 tonnie_taller Newcastle set to receive huge sum of money that will help them push forward this summer

Newcastle United are currently pushing for a top-four finish in the Premier League and achieving that would mean a bright future for the Tyneside club. Champions League money is a huge contributor to the big club’s budgets each year and it will be game-changing money for the Magpies, but the club are already set to … Continue reading Newcastle set to receive huge sum of money that will help them push forward this summer
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2023.03.30 16:10 bueno33030 Issues with preschool

Hey guys, long post incoming, so if you read the whole thing, thank you so much❤️
Ok, so daughter just turned 3, and since she aged out of Early Intervention, we had the option to enroll her in our town’s public preschool (for 3 & 4 year olds). This preschool is integrated, meaning half the kiddos in class are “peer models” (no developmental delays/diagnoses) and half the kiddos in class are on IEPs (any kiddo with a developmental, learning, and/or physical disability).
Just some background on my daughter first:
She was diagnosed with level 1 ASD when she was 2.5. While the diagnosis wasn’t a complete and utter shock, we were still a little surprised, as were her EI team and speech therapist. Maybe she was misdiagnosed, maybe she just doesn’t present as “typically” ASD; either way, it didn’t really matter because the additional services available to her now can only help.
We decided that ABA wasn’t for us, in part for all the reasons discussed on this subreddit, and because we hadn’t noticed any behavioral issues BEYOND her just being a toddler, that would warrant ABA. Daughter’s main struggle is her speech delay (which has improved substantially with EI and speech therapy). She does not have any sensory issues. We decided to do OT a couple months ago, mainly just because it “was there and why not” and by week 7 of 1x per week appointments, her OT said she felt as though she does not need it any more/ would not benefit from continuing.
Also worth mentioning: she has been home full-time with mum since she was born, no daycare. The only thing close to that was her EI playgroup 1x per week for 2.5 hours. She did that playgroup for 6 months until she turned 3.
Ok, so now on to our issues:
She started preschool 2 weeks ago. We decided to have her go 4 days per week, 6 hours per day. Between her being sick and having the 1 day a week where she is home, up until today she’s only attended 7 full days. During the initial IEP meeting, we asked if we could do half the week as half days (2 hours/per day) and the remainder of the week as full days (6 hours/per day). We got push-back from the special ed director on this - she said it “wasn’t ideal” to have her days jumbled like that, and that they were recommending she do full days, 5x per week. (Daughter’s Neurologist also recommended in the diagnosis/report, that daughter should be in a full-time preschool program) Ok, fine. We settled on 4 days per week, with 30 minutes per week of speech therapy, and the rest of the time she would just be in the classroom with her peers, as the social interaction (in addition to her speech therapy) were the main goals on her IEP. Her IEP also stated that she would have 1:1 time (in class) with a paraprofessional as needed.
Daughter has been fussy at drop-off in the mornings, but but according to her teacher, she does just fine once she’s in the classroom. I even had an in-person meeting with her teacher last week (it just so happened to be the week of parent-teacher conferences) and teacher indicated that although daughter was a little overly clingy/cuddly, she was a joy to have in class, and was doing “just fine.”
As mentioned earlier, daughter has been fighting off a cold the past week, so she’s been fussier than normal. Her teacher knew that she wasn’t feeling well, which is why we kept her home for several days. We got a call from her teacher two nights ago, saying that daughter was having a really hard time, was very teary during the day, especially after lunch, and that she was recommending that daughter start doing only half days for the remainder of the school year. Um, what??? So after only seven full days in a new preschool, you’re recommending that we completely change her IEP, and have her go for two hours per day for the remainder of the year? Even though this is a preschool specifically meant for children with IEP‘s, and which is taught by special education professionals? And instead of scheduling an official IEP meeting to discuss these issues, you call us at 9 PM on a school night to ask if we can start her on only half days?
Does this sound bizarre??? Am I overreacting? Do you think that this is completely unacceptable? Do I need legal counsel?
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2023.03.30 16:10 talldrinkofabed What I purchased in a month

Hi all! I just want to put myself out there since it was one of my goals this year to be ~less~ of a consumer and if I had to consume, to put my discretionary income towards better causes than corporate profit. To put this in context, this was a month of my "fun" money spending for the month of March, meaning it excludes things like rent, groceries, and bills, which unfortunately are wrapped up in larger more unethical corporations like my property manager and Kroger. My husband and I are each allotted about $160 per month to do whatever we want with, which includes saving. I try to save most of my allowance each month and either donate it or put it into savings for emergencies or other expenses. It's been a journey for me to become less materialistic, but I gotta say, tracking my spending and reflecting on it at the end of each month has been a huge help for me to be aware of my consumption and to start thinking about other changes I could make.
I do want to put myself out here and potentially roast myself for some of the spending decisions I made, and reflect on what I can do next month. I'd also love to hear from other anticonsumers on what you spend or don't spend, and tactics you take to keep your consumption to as minimum as is doable for you. So without further ado...
Total budget per month for me: $160
Expense 1: $15 spent on attending 2 different baseball events at the university local to me. We walked to the stadium, so double points for that since our city is not very walkable and it's a huge win when we are able to walk. This was such a fun experience, but I would say I have a weird relationship with giving money to universities since this and other universities seem a bit greedy. I could possibly change things up for the better by
Expense 2: $28 spent on secondhand clothes and CDs at a notoriously unethical thrift store. I purchased a few summer clothes since I had about 4 summery tops, and I purchased some CDs since I recently swore off listening to radio with ads and my car is too old to have Aux. These expenses were not truly needs since I definitely could have survived without them, but I justified it by thinking that they would "improve" my life. In some shallow way they did, but I need to get out of the mindset that stuff is what makes life better. On top of that, I hate giving my money to this particular store due to their poor corporate ethics. The only positive is that I did buy mindfully, and secondhand. Everything I will love for a long time.
Expense 3: $5 spent at a local car wash. I wasted a lot of water that day. How I can do better is perhaps this spring replace some car washes with a "rain" car wash and soap her up before the rain hits. On a positive note though, my car is 23 years old and whatever I can do to keep her running in good condition and to keep me from feeling the "need" to buy a new car, I'll do.
Expense 4: $47 spent on Thriftbooks. I purchased some secondhand Steven Kings (reading the dark tower series) and a few additional books that are not available at my local library. Also, I love writing in my books so I tend to purchase the books I'm truly going to study. Thriftbooks is my go-to for book "hauls" since it's not... a certain website we all hate. I also only buy books that I reread regularly, and anything else I get from the library. Secondhand books are my true splurge.
Expense 5: $2 spent on one book at my local library bookstore for ANOTHER book. Money well spent I'd say.
Expense 6: $6 spent on Ravelry, where I purchased a digital knitting pattern for socks.
Expense 7: $7 spent at a local yarn shop for wool yarn to make above socks.
And finally, Expense 8: $.99 spent on a monthly subscription to my small local newspaper. I stay informed of my community, and no waste is produced. Yay!
Like I said earlier, I find it helpful to type this out just for myself, to reflect on my consumption and if I am proud of what I did, or regretful. At this point in my life I really have to be cognizant of the *things* I bring into my home, especially clothing and books since they are the things that tend to cycle through my life most often. Looking at my March spending, I can say I'm pretty happy with everything I purchased, though I really can't be spending this kind of money EVERY month going forward. A few takeaways: I am very happy I didn't really buy anything new. 4 of the 8 "things" I bought were intangible or digital things that don't hang in a closet or sit on a shelf/cabinet. Second, I'm also proud of myself that the items I bought were all secondhand and I at least tried to source from a more ethical place than a mall.
I know for some this might seem like a lot of spending, and for others, it seems miserly. I'm not trying to toot my own horn or compare or anything, just reflect and get inspiration. Would love to hear your thoughts on this or any kindly worded suggestions on how I can do better. We all need to continue working on being imperfect when it comes to goals like this, so I'm not going to beat myself up, or anyone else over consumption, I'm just trying.
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2023.03.30 16:10 jOSEFdelaville How to ruin a perfectly good story with ridiculous wannabe-philosophy. Important parts are highlighted in yellow.

How to ruin a perfectly good story with ridiculous wannabe-philosophy. Important parts are highlighted in yellow. submitted by jOSEFdelaville to im14andthisisdeep [link] [comments]

2023.03.30 16:10 FlatCapWolf NT Live: Life of Pi

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.
Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.
With Buxton Cinema.
Call the Buxton Opera House Box Office to book on 01298 72190.
Pavillion Arts Centre, 22 St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6XN, UK
March 30, 2023 at 07:00PM
March 30, 2023 at 10:00PM
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2023.03.30 16:10 Onlyface3 Is it ok to be someone's experimental girlfriend?

Soooooo... I am getting msgs from girls who want to be sure if they are bisexual or not
I mean... Ok no problem but why some of them make you attached to them and then tell you that you are an experiment for them
Plus they have a boyfriend??? Like WTF
I am really done with all this experimental shit...
At least tell the people before all this that you are maybe bisexual and want to be sure about it or so
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2023.03.30 16:10 mrskaylad At a loss for what to do

TLDR: Im a 29 year old female with a 29 year old boyfriend of 3 years. Bf is controlling, does no housework, has unrealistic expectations, hates my family and is incredibly angry all the time. This behavior is so abnormal to me, it's not how I grew up or even how I function in the world. I'm dumbfounded and at a loss for how to even respond to him anymore. So I need to know, how would you respond? Am I the asshole? Am I in the wrong? See below for more details and examples.
Control: This has been getting worse and idk what to do about it. He doesn't like being told no. And if I say the word no he gets angry and starts to pester me until I give in. It's exhausting. A small example is when we go out to dinner. I have to try his alcoholic drinks or beer every time. If I say "no" he gets mad. He told me that unless he agrees with the reason why I'm saying no and deems it a justifiable answer then I have to do it. I told him me saying "no," regardless if it's over something like trying his alcoholic drink or regarding sex, my no should be respected. Regardless of the reason behind my no. But he doesn't agree. And if I say no he starts to blame me (you never try new things, your boring), guilt me, and if those don't work he begins to annoy me until I give in. And if I stand my ground he will make comments about how I'm being difficult and its not even that big of a deal. I literally feel like I can't make any decisions on my own and if I do I better be prepared to defend myself like I'm going to court. It's ridiculous.
He is alway giving me commands and telling me what to do. But if I don't do something the "right way" aka his way then he loses his shit. I feel like I'm in a parent/child relationship.
Housework: I work from home except for 1-2 days a week. My boyfriend works away from home every day. Because of this my bf expects me to do all housework and be available to do anything he asks. Those things include: dishes, laundry, all cooking, making him drinks, grocery shopping, sweeping/moping, cleaning litterbox, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, shoveling snow and honestly anything around the house that needs to be clean. He has unrealistic expectations of things and due to his OCD has to have everything in a specific place (but leaves piles of his stuff everywhere that he never cleans up until I move it into a pile out of the way and he blames me for losing his things). Mind you, we moved into our house a year ago and he has no idea where things go or how to even "work" the dishwasher or washedryer. He 100% engages in weaponized incompetence (pretending he doesn't know how to do thing. When he lived on his own for a long time and used to do everything himself). I have told him that I don't need "help" doing chores rather he needs to contribute to living in this house too. He contributes to the messes so he should clean up. I did not grow up in a house where the woman did everything like his mom. I've seen it with my own eyes and when we visit his family his mom does everything. I grew up in a house where you make a mess you clean it yourself, you do your own laundry and care for yourself. But it's like he assumes I take on the responsibility of doing chores because I'm a woman. And I say this because he makes "jokes" all the time about how house chores are not his job and "that's a woman's job."
Also, he gets very upset when he gets home from work and I don't want to do any more chores or work on the house. Since I work from home I'm always doing housework in between working. But he thinks that I should keep working on house stuff with him hours after he gets home cuz if i dont then he isnt motivated to do anything. He can't do things by himself and he gets upset when I just want to relax. It's like he thinks I'm lazy but im the one who does everyhing!! He made a comment the other day that all I do is dishes and laundry....He thinks that's all I do when in reality I do everything.
Finally, I pay for our house payment which is $1800 a month as well as groceries, any pet items or bills. He makes 3 times more than me but expects me to pay 100% of the rent. And when I've talked to him about this he tells me I need to just work more or make more money. He did have to help pay the rent a couple of times within the past year and believe me he let's me know. And the only reason I couldn't help was because I went through something big (I don't feel comfortable disclosing) which led me to being very sick and out of work for a while. Which he wasn't very nice to me during that time either.
Anger: He instantly gets pissed about everything and starts to yell. I have told him that yelling scares me and makes me shut down but he doesn't seem to care. I've never seen someone so angry all the time. He seriously hates everything.
Friends and family: He hates my mother. I mean hates her but before we dated he used to love her and my mom adored him. But since we have started dating he hates her. Every time we are around family or friends he doesn't like his body goes stiff. Like literally straightens up and he just stares forward not speaking. I've asked him about this and it goes nowhere. Now this guy knows how to socialize or at least pretend to be nice, he works in sales! But he makes no effort. It's so awkward and people have brought this to my attention because he makes them feel uncomfortable.
My mom even texted him over a year ago saying she wanted to mend their relationship cuz she could sense the hostility and he never responded to her text at all. He told me "I'm fine with how things are between me and your mom, I don't need to be her best friend." But it bothers me, she's my mom. Yes I've had to work at putting up boundaries with my mom but I will not cut her out of my life. I wish my boyfriend and mom could get along but I'm stuck in the middle doing damage control.
Also he views my friends (i have like 2 good friends) as low life's. He has made comments to me about how he wants me to hangout with rich people like the people he works with and whenever we hangout with his rich friends all they want to do is drink and tell stories that last 20 minutes and its just them bragging. There is no real substance to the relationships and I don't value that. But he eats it up.
Honestly, there is so much more that I can't even write down because it would take me days. The behavior he exhibits does not seem normal. I'm sick of hating waking up in the morning cuz I'm going to get yelled at for not washing all of his clothes or being given a list of chores to do. I'm defeated and feeling unvalued. Is it too much to ask for him to contribute to basic life stuff?
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2023.03.30 16:10 sevenmentors The French language is difficult or easy to learn?

The question of whether French is difficult or easy to learn is a complex one. For some people, learning French comes naturally, while for others, it can be a challenging and frustrating process. In this article, we will explore the factors that make French a difficult or easy language to learn. Join the French Language Course in Pune
  1. Pronunciation
French pronunciation can be difficult for non-native speakers, particularly when it comes to the many nasal sounds that are unique to the language. These sounds are not found in English, and it can take time to learn to distinguish between them and to produce them correctly. Additionally, French has a range of vowel sounds that can change the meaning of words, depending on how they are pronounced. For example, the words "beau" and "bureau" sound very similar but have different meanings (beautiful and office, respectively).
  1. Grammar
French has a complex system of grammar that can be challenging for non-native speakers to master. French has a system of gender and agreement, which means that the gender of a noun affects the way adjectives and articles are used with it. French also has a system of verb conjugation that requires the speaker to memorize different endings depending on the subject and tense of the sentence. Additionally, French sentence structure can be quite different from English, with the verb often placed before the subject.
  1. Vocabulary
French vocabulary can be both challenging and rewarding. French has a rich vocabulary that includes many words that are not found in English. French words often have multiple meanings, depending on the context in which they are used. This can make learning French vocabulary a challenging process. However, French also has many words that have been borrowed from other languages, such as English, Spanish, and Italian, which can make learning French vocabulary easier for speakers of those languages.
  1. Pronunciation and Grammar Exceptions
One of the biggest challenges in learning French is the many exceptions to pronunciation and grammar rules. French is known for its many irregular verbs, which do not follow the standard verb conjugation rules. Additionally, many words in French are spelled the same but pronounced differently, adding to the confusion for learners. Join the French Language Classes in Pune
  1. Spoken vs. Written French
Another challenge in learning French is the difference between spoken and written French. Spoken French can be quite different from written French, with many contractions and informal expressions that are not used in written French. This can make it difficult for learners to understand native French speakers and to produce natural-sounding French themselves.
  1. Cultural Differences
Finally, learning French can be challenging due to cultural differences between French-speaking countries and the learner's own culture. French culture has its own unique customs and social norms that may be different from those of the learner's culture. This can create additional challenges in learning to communicate effectively in French.
Despite these challenges, many people find French to be an easy language to learn. French pronunciation may be difficult, but the language has a regular system of pronunciation rules that can be learned with practice. Additionally, French vocabulary may be challenging, but many cognates in English and other languages can make learning French vocabulary easier.
Moreover, the French have a strong presence in popular cultures, such as music, film, and literature. This makes it easier for learners to immerse themselves in the language and to find engaging resources for practicing and improving their French skills. Join the French Language Training in Pune
In conclusion, whether French is difficult or easy to learn depends on a variety of factors, including the learner's native language, their learning style, and their exposure to French culture and language resources. While there are certainly challenges to learning French, with dedication and practice, anyone can become proficient in this beautiful and rewarding language.
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2023.03.30 16:09 the_entroponaut I created this tool to help people with social anxiety disorder, but don't know how to get them to try it.

So, short version of background, I spent the last several years doing research and development to create a free tool that could provide therapy for social anxiety disorder to those who can't normally afford it. It's in the form of a mobile game, but only superficially because it is really based on the guides that therapists use to carefully progress patients through a few months of cognitive behavioral therapy. Meaning that like real therapy, it does take real work rather than just being lighthearted fun.
The problem I run into is that when people hear about a new app, they are immediately dismissive. And you know, I get it. We are bombarded with advertisements and apps, and 99% are garbage. Even though there has never been anything like this put out before, when people hear about it they either dismiss it out of hand or judge it purely on the graphics and gameplay (which are secondary considerations, because the science HAS to come first, or its worthless). Even when something is free, people carefully guard their time, maybe even more so.
So my question is, how do I get past this wall of skepticism and distrust? I really want to be able to get people the help that wasn't available to me when I needed it. But in this world of constant noise and superficiality, what would it take for you personally to notice and try the whisper of something new? Especially when that thing involves involves work and discomfort to use (as healing always does)?
I mean, a certain phrasing? A certain approach? A certain testimonial? I'm kind of at a loss. The more specific your advice you can give me the better.
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2023.03.30 16:09 BlueAndDog I’m very proud of this art I did for the Splatfest! It’s Prunce/Purunsu from Star Twinkle Precure.

I’m very proud of this art I did for the Splatfest! It’s Prunce/Purunsu from Star Twinkle Precure. submitted by BlueAndDog to splatoon [link] [comments]