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2016.05.13 07:33 Varafel The accumulated rambilic narratives of a madman

A collection of stories, posted across the InfoNet, by the aspiring, illustrious author Varafel. Gathered and presented here for everyone's perusing privilege.

2023.03.21 21:14 ihatecilantro45 Infidelity can be viewed as a type of addiction

I found myself repeatedly asking “why didn’t they think of me?””why didn’t they stop themselves if they knew they were doing something wrong?” And then I started wondering how this would sound if someone is struggling with binge eating/addiction. It would be easy for me to sit back and say “we’ll just stop drinking/eating then”. Which is easier said than done. They know this is wrong and it’s gonna affect them and their loved ones in the long run. But they still do it because it helps them feel good in the moment. They enable a small opportunity and before they know it they’re deep in it, even thought they don’t want to be. It would be helpful rather to understand why they do what they do. Whether they grew up in an environment where alcohol/over eating was normalized, whether it was used to cope with pain, whether they grew up in strict diet culture, why they choose to mask their pain with this rather than communicate. And I think the same goes for cheating. There’s always some sort of underlying issue that made them choose this path over walking out and communicating. And that’s probably because they have a flawed perspective on relationships where infidelity could have been normalized in their childhoods, have unhealthy thrill seeking habits, maybe using this as coping mechanisms for dealing with confrontation etc. Seeing it from perspective really makes you realize this wasn’t about you. If someone was dealing with addiction/ED, would you blame yourself? If not you they could have cheated on the next partner, if not this AP then maybe another one. Ultimately they are capable of cheating. And this needs to be explored and unpacked with the help of a therapist. And somewhere you also begin to find some compassion for this deeply flawed person. I found my anger and disgust completely dissipating away once I began to see it this way
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2023.03.21 21:13 ublyudok-cherepa Looking for a website that shows useful stops for layovers for flights.

For context I’m flying to the Philippines, but we are open to visiting other places on the return, is there any site that gives good options for layovers - I used 80days.me however they stopped their Asia flight planner.
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2023.03.21 21:13 Affectionate-Rule390 FUCK why am i still thinking about him

i briefly dated this one guy before, back on October last year. we only talked for about 3 weeks. within those weeks we talked everyday and only met twice. first meeting was a wholesome date turned sexual tas 2nd was a hookup na. after the hookup i accidentally said na there's this other guy, and another guy other than him. based on his reaction before parang it didn't bother him naman. i also don't remember why i blurted that out. tas i remember on the way home he asked me "so ano tayo?" i didn't know what to answer kaya i asked the question back at him and he said "i don't know eh" so i was like "i don't know din eh".
tas pag uwi ko, i was feeling sad for some reason. i think i was really busy and tired that time na i kinda got emotional especially after a hookup, so i talked to him and impulsively opened up na i'm tired of hooking up and i might end what we had kasi it's probably gonna turn into another fwb/fubu situation again and i was too drained for that (pero that time rin i wasn't sure if i wanted anything serious).
i also opened up na for the past few months hooking up was slowly taking a toll on my mental health pero he took it well and properly communicated with me naman. like i read our convo rn and nagulat ako because he handled that pretty well, like he comforted me and stuff and said all the right words to me. then i asked him if he wanted to end and he said he wasn't sure, and i wasn't sure din. we agreed na it was something we can't answer agad.
he admitted na when he first talked to me, wala daw talaga sa intention niya makipag-hookup, and he genuinely enjoyed talking to me. he told me rin na he's not that shallow to use me just for sex. he also asked me where do i see this going and honestly that time di ko talaga alam and because nagsself-sabotage ako i told him it's probs not gonna end well lmao. he told me na hindi niya rin alam and "taking a risk is a part of it." he also mentioned na we were due for more "getting to know each other"s, and he understands why i hesitate kasi there were still a lot of uncertainties.
after that we continued talking the next day, i remember he invited me to do a netflix watch party together pero tinatamad kasi ako mag online watch party and would rather watch something together irl kaya di natuloy. tas one day we were talking normally lang and i remember he jokingly said na "cute kasi ako" tas i jokingly replied na "no i was just horny and drunk" tas after that he gave a dry reply na. tas sineen ko nalang kasi medj busy din ako that time and di na siya nag-message ulet kaya i told myself i'll talk to him nalang tomorrow.
pero days passed and neither of us sent a message. i was wondering if na-off siya sa sinabi ko pero ma-pride ako kaya i never initiated convo. i thought that was the end of us. a week later he messaged me again asking if i was interested in buying a concert ticket because his friend was selling 2 tickets. it was an artist na we both love. i thanked him nalang and told him i'll hit him up if may nahanap na kong concert buddy. tas since then there's no more messages, we both stopped talking na talaga and it's been 5 months. even nung christmas, new year and birthday niya walang greeting.
idk why pero for some reason i can't get him out of my mind. wala kasi kaming proper closure. i mean i had lots of no closure endings with other people pero it didn't really affect me much. i'm also aware na no closure is closure pero i can't help but think of the what ifs. to this day di ko parin alam if he simply lost interest na sakin because he figured na we can't have sex anymore or he lost interest to me na as a whole. like na-off siguro sakin because baka he got the feeling na i wasn't invested enough. i'm an avoidant kasi. or maybe naisip niya na i'm not worth pursuing, ewan. all these questions can probably be answered if i talked to him again pero ma-pride ako kaya di talaga ako nagiinitiate convo sakanya. pero i also thought of just lowering my pride so i can get the closure i need pero nahihiya na ko because baka maka disturb sakanya or baka he's dating someone else na. hanggang view nalang kami sa ig stories and tbh i avoid viewing his stories most of the time because natatakot ako baka makita ko ig story na may babae na siya pero parang wala pa naman idk.
sobrang wtf lang talaga because it's been months bro, 3 weeks lang kami and i'm still thinking of him. he probably forgot i even existed💀 andami na nangyari sa buhay ko tas naiisip ko parin siya amp. i also dated a few men after him and got really busy kaya of course there are times na i forgot about him pero once i lose interest sakanila and when i get the free time (like now), bumabalik ako lagi sa kakaisip sakanya puta. i even hooked up with a few guys din despite saying na i don't wanna do it anymore💀 pero now i'm really taking a break from those. tangina talaga bat iniisip parin kita POTA!1!1!1!1! DI KO GETS UGHHHHHHHH. ANDAMING MAS GWAPO & MAS INTERESTING AND MASAYA KASAMA AND KAUSAP DYAN PERO BAT IKAW PARIN AMP!!!! i was thinking maybe because he was the last guy i felt really connected to and maybe i'll forget about him if i found someone like that again. pero rn kasi i'm on a break from dating kaya siguro di ako maka move on sakanya. EWAN!1!1!!1 i feel like a teen girl for feeling like this and i'm already in my 20s jesus christ so annoying
he's not even super cute, cute lang. pero for some reason halos lahat ng hinahanap ko sa guy nasa kanya. i remember i told him to stop wearing glasses kasi masyadong cute and since then he wore it all the time with me. tas nung we stopped talking, napansin ko sa mga pics/stories na pinopost niya naka glasses na siya lagi amp. tbh i only said that because i wanted to make him feel good about himself. i liked him eh. in reality walang difference if may glasses siya or not lol.
wala offmychest lang baka sakaling maka move on na ko puta. i never really told this to my friends because i dont wanna seem like a simp. can't catch me simping on some guy smh. tas tangina biglang he has a reddit account pala and saw this. sobrang specific pa naman ng mga sinabi ko. wala na kong mukhang ihaharap pag he recognized me here💀HAHAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHUAHAHAHAH
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2023.03.21 21:12 TheRealHalJordan Did I screw up somehow?

Sort of a long story. I (M27) met this girl (F22) a while back. We hit it off and had a ton in common. We started talking kinda serious but she was going through some crazy stuff (not gonna disclose too much for privacy reasons). She’d gone through a messy breakup back in September and gotten into an fwb situation with her best friend but that was over cuz she caught feels and he wasn’t ready. Some stuff was going on with her house and she told me she wanted to press pause until things calmed down. We were “friends” but still flirting a lot, texting everyday, FaceTiming all the time, couple dates. Then she told me the pressure of a pause was getting to her so we decided on just friends.
Despite this we made out one night. But later that same night I walked up to see her make out with two other guys. I told her the next day that I couldn’t do the whole friends thing cuz I was really into her and it all just kinda sucked for me. She understood and we went our separate ways. But a couple days later she came back and admitted that she missed me. She said she’d freaked out when we kissed cuz she got butterflies and she had been in denial about liking me. She admitted that she had been hoping her friend would come around but had decided to let that go and that she wanted to try and do this thing with me. So I said what the hell. Just as long as we agreed to be open and honest with our communication.
We went back to flirting texting and FaceTiming. Shared some stuff including some embarrassing stories in an effort to get to know each other. One night we were hanging out with two of her friends. We had them watch an old vid of me from 15 years ago cuz it was funny and kinda cringe. She hadn’t wanted to watch herself cuz she was scared of getting the “ick” but wanted to see their reaction. Sure enough it was hilarious. But one of her friends started going on about how I looked exactly the same, especially my weight. She and I had talked about how my weight is sort of a sore spot since I was a chubby kid. Myself, the other friend and she all sort of shouted him down but he kept going. To get him to stop, I gave him a little smack across the face, not hard, but enough to get his attention.
He immediately got super serious and started yelling at me. I tried to apologise but he wouldn’t take it. Got super tense. The other two guys soon started joking around and moved on. I could tell she was uncomfortable (as was I tbh) but she didn’t want to talk about it. I was sort of rubbing her back to make her feel better. She ended up going home shortly after while the guys and I went out and had fun at a club. The next day I apologised to the guy again and he assured me he had forgotten within five minutes. But I didn’t hear from her until late that evening. She told me she was super uncomfortable and didn’t want to see or talk to me again and that she didn’t want me in her life. No conversation, full stop. And I don’t know what to do, because I still really like her.
TL;DR I screwed up an interaction with a girls friend and now she won’t talk to me.
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2023.03.21 21:12 depressed_labrat GP started me on 1 mg Wegovy

I stopped taking Saxenda four weeks ago and will now start taking Wegovy. My GP prescribed me the 1 mg pens instead of 0.25 mg. Does that sound okay? Is it because I’m already used to the Saxenda?
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2023.03.21 21:11 SheepGoat_ how to deal with difficult younger brother

I understand I'm not a parent, but I'm doing this to help my mom.
So my younger brother, who is entering that age where they become difficult is actually a straight up douchebag. He very rarely listens, he is annoying, takes his sweet ass time when we are in a time crunch and other crap. Now I usually let him off the hook and only intervened by letting him know if he is really getting in the way/whatever. But nowadays it's annoying the shit out of me, it's never really directed towards me, rather our mom. And she's not abusive at all, trust me. I understand how abuse works and our mom is great so just remove that factor. So what I'm thinking is to be the dick brother to get him in line. I know that there's the risk of burning the bridge between us, but I know that if it builds his character better I'm willing to do that. What I mean by being a dick brother is imma stop buying him shit, probably do some physical threatening if he's not being good at all. The reason for this is our mom is too soft on him and because of that, he himself is soft. He gets stressed out way too easily, no motivation and has bad anxiety. He's not exactly a bad kid either, hes just difficult. Some risks though is that our grandpa had schizophrenia, so I think we are at risks of it. Though, some things that I've noticed is the whole bad anxiety, being anti social, plays lots of games (like me), no motivation and sleep talks alot. Dunno if these add up to anything but that's there.
Tl:Dr brother is difficult as hell and mom is a bit too soft, should I become a bit harsher towards brother?
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2023.03.21 21:11 avengegersinfinity Shit scared after having sex with a gogo bar girl where I ended up bleeding.

Guys, please don’t bash me. I am aware of how important condoms are. However, I was too drunk and I never even thought that a gogo bar girl might not use a condom. I honestly thought that she had put it on me when she was giving me the handjob because thats what gogo girls do. I was in very little to no senses. And wasn’t even able to feel much as I was almost half asleep.
Anyway, she climbed on top of me and after a few jumps,I felt a sudden pain. Turns out that my dick was bleeding. I immediately stopped. When i kicked her away, I saw that there was blood and no condom!!! Please tell me if there is anything that I can do. I will never get intoxicated again but i am shot scared.
I don’t remember the exact name of the gogo but it was near spankys in bAngkok’s nana plaza(not rainbow or random). Are girls in gogo bars regularly tested?
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2023.03.21 21:11 justifieddramaqueen All I ask…

I love the discussions here, but there are posts everyday with the same debunked theories/questions… over and over again.
Hypothetically, if we had an official pinned post or FAQ to address these redundant posts, what would you want to be included? (Sorry mods if this discussion isn’t allowed!)
For me, it would be the following…
And finally, now that Nat’s roots have grown out for season I’d love to never see another post about it again lol.
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2023.03.21 21:11 ThrowRA13462457824 I 20M am unsure whether to continue a 3 year relationship with my 20F girlfriend or break up with her and enjoy my youth

So I've been dating this girl for over 3 years. Both my and her first relationship. I do love her and we get along quite well. However, I am internally torn on whether to keep dating her or not. She is a lovely, kindhearted and sweet girl, but for the last year I am extremely interested in literally all other women. I moved from my small town to the capital city for college and there's so many beautiful women I see every day in the gym, in school, on the street, in clubs and pretty much everywhere. There's no hiding from my lust.
On one hand, I want to stay with her, because she is really awesome, but I feel an almost irresistible need to fuck other women. I am constantly thinking of other women and I feel bad about it.
On the other hand, I know that if I was without her, I'd be sad and regret my decision (the grass is always greener...) I know it because we did separate half a year ago for a month and first it was awesome, I finally felt free, but then I became extremely sad and regretful of what I had done since I lost such a good woman. Then we got back together. But now, 6 months later, the same thoughts that made me break up with her in the first place are coming back stronger than ever.
I know that if I stay in the relationship, I will suffer. I know that if I break up with her, I will suffer. I know if I cheat on her, I will feel bad and suffer. There seems to be no easy way out for me. I have tried suggesting an open relationship in the past but got a hard no. She is deeply in love with me, way more than I am with her and says I am the only guy she wants and definitely doesn't want to share.
The worst thing is I know these college years are the prime years and I kinda do not want to miss them being in a relationship I don't know for certain will last forever. The idea of dating around in my 30s or even worse, 40s and above is extremely cringe and unappealing to me. Those are the years to have a stable relationship.
The relationship itself is quite good, we are pretty well synergized, don't really argue but also don't really talk that much about anything important. The biggest problem is that the relationship is carrying around baggage from when we were younger. We rarely talk deeply or about important stuff, since I have a problem talking to her that probably is a problem only since it was a problem back then and now it feels unnatural to me to talk to her. I have no problems opening up and talking to my friends, however for some reason I just cannot bring myself to tell her things. I just keep them to myself. Even the things I tell other people without a problem.
However, I know that she is basically an unicorn and I would have a hard time finding a better woman than her to marry.
Or at least I think I know. I know there were things I was so sure of when I was 16 and then, with experience I realised the opposite.
I also sometimes catch myself saying and doing things I know she doesn't like or may hurt her because I subconsciously maybe want to make her stop loving me and/or break up with me. I don't want to hurt her but I always catch myself doing it. I'm getting better at keeping this to a minimum though.
The ideal option would of course be pushing a button, turning her off for 5 years and then turning her back on, but I cannot do that unfortunately.
Rationally, I know that keeping a good girl I love and I'm in a good relationship with and marrying her is way better than leave her just for the sake of having fun with random girls and then risk not finding another good woman.
I also know that most likely this problem I'm having seems like a huge deal to me since I don't have that much life experience, especially in relationships since this is my first one. and is almost laughable by older people. That's why I want an opinion from you.
Another thing that makes me want to stay with her is that we have gone through and grew so much in those 3 years, I quite frankly cannot imagine being in a relationship with anyone else. The thought of it makes me cringe (yes my cringe meter is really low)
I'm in a pretty good stable relationship but I am extremely torn deeply since I feel an extreme need to experience other women. I don't know how to act since all possible moves I can think of end in pain and suffering for me in the short run and have a high probability of causing even more pain and suffering in the long run. I don't know what I want. I don't know what's the move I should take. I hope someone who was in a similar situation or just someone with more life and relationship experience as me reads this and gives me advice.
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2023.03.21 21:11 ZJP31 Is Depression Making my Chronic Health Issues Worse?

25M 225lbs Diagnosed with: IBS
Other complaints: Functional upper gi symptoms, chronic fatigue
I have been dealing with a variety of functional GI symptoms as well as chronic fatigue for nearly 1 year.
Just over a month ago, I started going down a research rabbit hole into CFS which made me anxious and depressed and have since been dealing with daily daytime sleepiness, headaches (I almost never had headaches before this), trouble focusing(zoning out), loss of interest in life and no appetite.
I have been talking to a psychologist for a month but I am still dealing with all of these symptoms and I’m wondering if I should talk to my doctor about anti-depressants.
I also don’t understand how I can ease my psychiatric state as it is impossible for me to remove the stressor (my health issues) from my life.
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2023.03.21 21:11 soberhippy22 Stay at home mom trauma

My stay at home mom has verbally abused both my father and I my entire life. I’m 29F now just barely independent and he is still with her after 31 yrs together. I definitely think she’s a covert narc and I’m taking a break from talking to her currently but boy are those old trauma wounds still there. I have both ADHD & autism and feel like my dad might be autistic, too. Why must cruel people like this woman exist??? 🥺 I’m sure lots of you have trauma as well! I still worry about my dad living with her as I feel very protective of him even tho he didn’t stop the abuse from happening when I was a child and sorta neglected me technically speaking. God I feel so alone rn even tho I have a partner and am waiting to possibly go to in-patient eating disorder treatment for ARFID, a common one for neurodivergent folks. Wish me luck that I can hang in there until then!!! I am at an all female mental health facility but they don’t specialize in eating disorders here. Just had to vent!
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2023.03.21 21:11 AlisaieLevielleur 22 [F4F] Ohio/Anywhere Trans Girl looking for something genuinely Long Term

Hiya! So firstly thank you so much for checking out my post! I do appreciate it quite heavily! And secondly if anything at all in my same post interests you, feel free to send me a message! Given I try and answer to as many people as plausible!
I suppose there’s no better place to start than the beginning however, so let’s go back to the title. I am looking for something genuinely long term! Be it a relationship, or just a friendship! I have no issue with either or truthfully as both are completely accepted happily!
A little about myself as well too! I am of course a transgender woman! I have been out for five or so years, and I sadly have yet to start any form of Hormone Therapy, but I am hoping to one day do so! I am 22 years of age, and I currently only have a high school diploma as i’d say I’m not quite a bit too overwhelmed by how expensive college is both mentally and physically to even give it a shot! I am 5’11 in height! And give or take 190 pounds! I can also send a picture on request too! Sfw of course 💖
I suppose that’s enough about me though! I guess it’s rather time to plausibly talk about you. I don’t have nearly any requirements in what I find in a person, but truly there is some things that turn me away from one. I am heavily not into people whom put little effort into a relationship/friendship, given I like to put my all in - what I mean by this specifically is more so on the bias of only reliably sending one line per message! As I get it when you sometimes can’t think of what to say! But I guess it just shows little interest in me when it’s constantly done like that, ya know?
Other than that! That’s the only thing I really have as a requirement! On the realm of more random things I couldn’t fit in a paragraph of their own, I thought I’d go ahead and try and put them here. I am heavily into the game Final Fantasy 14 Online! Being it’s basically one of my biggest hyper-fixation, so if that’s a mutual game that’s pretty much a perfect match already! And I also really enjoy going on jogs! It’s far from a requirement for this to be a mutual as it can be physically straining 💖
Woo! We got to the final paragraph, so let’s not waste time. If you’re still with me, and still want to shoot me a message, preferably add the word penguin to show you read all of it! And if you’re still anxious to know what to say to me, don’t be afraid as I have a few little prompts made! Be it - What’s your age? What’s your name? Where do you live? Do you have stuffed animals? Do you have any pets? If so what kind! I hope to hear from some of you! 💖
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2023.03.21 21:11 Demon_Lord_Yui Mass Effect 1 Freeze issue

So I am about to rip my hair out over this now. I reinstalled all 3 games a while back thinking I would go for a replay. I modded them all and tried to start at Mass Effect 1. it would well so I put it down for the evening and updated my Drivers.
The next day the game would freeze/stop responding about 2 and a half min into playing. Naturally, I assumed it was the mods and tried fresh installing with no luck. Then I thought maybe it was the driver update so I rolled it back and tried again...no luck. I freshly installed the game again(Deleted folders as well) with no mods at all. Same issue.
I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening and I have tried everything. Has anyone else had this issue with Mass Effect 1?
Can anyone help me work this out?
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2023.03.21 21:11 theboxsays I don’t remember a lot of my birthdays

When I stopped to think about it, I don’t remember quite a lot of them. I turn 31 this year.
The subject came up because my fiance asked me what my favorite birthday memory was. She and I are still getting to know each other, since we’ve only known each some months now. So I stopped to think and I was really stumped. I know Ive had some good birthdays, yet for some reason I can’t remember a “best” birthday memory. I remember a couple bad ones. I remember a small glimpse of one from when I was turning either 8 or 9. But most I have no clue or are a blur. I dont even know what I did last year, or if I even did anything at all. Some birthdays were just chilling I think.
How about you all? Any birthday memories you have? Did you also forget a lot of birthdays too?
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2023.03.21 21:11 JackPux Has Anyone Managed To Fix The iCUE RGB Colour Issue?

Hey guys,
So for the last few days I’ve been scouring the internet high and low for an answer to this issue that I jusy cannot wrap my head around. (Corsair hardware LEDs showing completley wrong colours such as yellow when selecting white) In my case its my H100i RGB PRO XT that the issues happening with, my Vengeance RAM is absolutley fine
It seems to be isolated to an iCUE/Firmware issue at this point as a post confirming from a Corsair support rep on Reddit but they don’t seem to have been able to isolate the issue
I’ve tried everything I can think of, I’ve made sure I’m running on an isolated 5pin sata, I’ve tried with 2 seperate PSUs, one being Corsair also, full reinstall of iCUE, flashing the firmware, fresh windows install with no possible conflicting programs running whatsoever
It seems to be completley down to the firmware or something else I’m missing entirely so I’m wondering if anyones managed to fix this for themselves?
The LEDs themselves are completley fine as manually adjusting the colours will supply me with the desired colour but I can never get it to match the rest of my hardware
I’m out of RMA for my cooler and I know its obviously not really too much of an issue, just an annoyance as I’m looking at my PC the whole time and I purchased for the colours to work properly
Hopefully someone somewhere out there has the answer! Cause I want to upgrade all of my fans to Corsair and get a node pro but with this issue its stopping me from doing so
Ticket ID incase any Corsair support see this - 2006023010
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2023.03.21 21:11 HayHayHues [F4M] Seeking RP Partners for Scifi & Fantasy RP

Greetings Everyone!
First off, thank you for popping in to take a look! I am seeking an RP partner for Sci-Fi or Fantasy based RP settings. I am very much an enjoyer of good story and plot, so I hope you will be the same! I don't mind smut as long as it makes sense for the story, and in the same vein, I also don't mind platonic RP's where romance is a fade-to-black type deal.

About Me:
I'm in my 30's, so please be above 21
I post anywhere from 3-5 paragraphs and am semi-lit
I am in the EST time zone and don't mind rping with others from other timezones.
I rp over Discord and prefer it, so I have a way to put up things like Character Profile sections and alllll that fun stuffs!
I don't mind playing multi-characters!
I enjoy darker themes as much as I enjoy light ones, so don't be afraid to ask.

I have plenty of plots and things to share & show but don't want to list it all here but I will include a few plot idea's and intro's to see what tickles your fancy.
If you have an RP idea and you think we'd vibe good together then please feel free to reach out! I do all things in the vein of Scifi and Fantasy so please do share!

PLOTS: These are just vague outlines of more profound plot ideas, your welcome to ask for more info.
1: She believed one's fate was written in the stars; he believed only in his survival ability. They were born on the same day and were destined to meet despite being born planets away. He'd only meant to steal a ship but got so much more. She thought her whole life she would only be part of the vessel, and he made her more. They were destined to fall. It's too bad fate did not tell the crew or the law that pursues them.

2: Two people from worlds that are interconnected (think like two sides of a coin) find themselves meeting at the golden between their worlds and forge a bond that ends up getting them involved in an organization that polices the path between as well as handling anything that manages to stumble into the opposite world. They must learn to work together in order to keep the peace and their respective sanities.

3: This is a long and lengthy plot that essentially boils down to the story of Prometheus bringing the elements to the world; these elements are elemental children from the different planes. They escape and scatter across the world and have to find a way back together with the help of their bonded partner to stop Prometheus from capturing any more elements/ causing the gates between worlds to crumble type deal.

Misc: I have other plots involving things like adventuring parties off adventuring to darker themes like possession and murder and intrigue, so again, if these aren't your cuppa tea but you think we have the right kinda magic to make great things, then reach out!

SAMPLE/Starter Option:
The bathroom was an utter and complete mess! Candles were knocked over and still lying on the floor in hardened puddles of wax; the walls had green goo splattered all over them, and an assortment of scales, nails, ripped clothing, towels, and shredded toilet paper scattered all over HER bathroom floor. The medicine cabinet's mirror looked like someone had put a fist through it or shattered it by other means. There were pills, other various medical supplies, feminine supplies, and mirror shards littering the bathroom sink; some had even ended up in the toilet bowl (someone appeared to have left the seat up instead of down).

Violet eyes shifted to milky blue, allowing her to take in things like the magical residue still in her bathtub and the various magical symbols marked about on the walls indicating some sort of summoning ritual. When Mayhem opened her home to a few sisters of the Crescent Moon Coven, this hadn't been what she'd expected. Sure, they'd been drinking special moonshine, and her memories were scattered and vague leaving very few clues as to what had happened....but the sisters would have never damaged her bathroom without good reason.

Blue became violet once more as Mayhem headed over to the door leading into the small bathroom closet, where a note had been pinned to her door by a throwing dagger of some sort.

Apologies for the mess and the man we've left behind. Please take care of him till I get back. FYI, the poor thing doesn't know yet since he was sort of dumped off into one of my sister's arms while unconscious. Please protect him should trouble come looking!
Your Gal Pal,
P.S. You're out of coffee, moonroot, and other things! Sorry!!

A hand combing through messy, wild crimson locks Mayhem stared at the note, reading it over again. This did not explain anything and left her with about a thousand questions about what the hell was going on but with no hope of answers in the near future there were more pressing things to deal with. Exhaling, a knuckled rapped at the door not wanting to scare the shit out of her guest.

"Rise and shine, darling," Mayhem sing songed, putting on her most charming and cheery expression as she opened the closet, her arm shimmering with a shield just in case she found herself with a fist or something equally dangerous coming at her face. After all, if the person left behind didn't know how they'd gotten their chances, the occupant would not be warm and friendly....
Nothing like a bit of mayhem to start the day!
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2023.03.21 21:11 TheAmazingButtcrack Advance review of Nightborn: Coldfire Rising by C. S. Friedman

This advance review of Nightborn: Coldfire Rising has just been posted on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist:
When C. S. Friedman got in touch with me to see if I'd like an early read of the forthcoming Coldfire prequel Nightborn: Coldire Rising, needless to say I was extremely excited. Not only would we get the story of the founding of Erna, but the book would also include a revised edition of the novella Dominion, which I read and reviewed back in 2012. It's been a while, that's for sure. Crown of Shadows, final installment in the original series, was published in 1995. Since then, the Coldfire trilogy has remained in print and very few SFF works can boast of such longevity unless they're quite good.
Friedman has always been adamant that there would never be a sequel to the Coldfire series. And nearly three decades down the line, it doesn't look like she will change her mind. However, the market for shorter works, especially novellas, has been expanding in recent years. So much so that she realized that the time could be ripe to explore ideas and concepts that, while they lacked enough material to warrant a novel-length project, could be turned into books that couldn't have been published just a few years back. Dominion was the first such project and it turned out to be a wonderful read.
Nightborn: Coldire Rising focuses on the Founding of Erna and what led to the First Sacrifice. Fans might recall that it's a tale hinted at in the prologue of When True Night Falls. Dominion recounts the story of how Gerald Tarrant mastered the Forest and became the Hunter. This novella takes place 613 years following the settlement of the colony on Erna and about six centuries prior to the events of the Coldfire trilogy. Friedman realized that Erna has a rich history that is hinted at in the series and that there was a wealth of material for potential prequels. Mapping out such story arcs, the author envisioned a set of novellas that would also explore the Age of the False Messiahs, the Neo-Gothic Revival and its Unification Wars, the great Rakhene Genocide, the transformation of the Forbidden Forest into Tarrant’s private hunting ground, and the Church’s doomed war against him and his minions. All of which has this Coldfire fan pretty excited!
Some readers unfamiliar with the original trilogy will wonder if Nightborn: Coldire Rising makes a good starting point for newbies. Yes, it is a prequel and efforts were made by the author to make this book a somewhat stand-alone work that can be read and understood without having read the Coldfire trilogy. And yet, why would you want to do that? The Coldfire series is a seminal work of dark fantasy that has withstood the test of time, so why would you want to pick up this one before reading the original material? Though Nightborn: Coldire Rising can be read on its own, without the context provided by the original trilogy you'd be missing out on lots of things and not just a few nuances. You might enjoy Dominion without having prior knowledge of Gerald Tarrant, but if you actually know the story of this fascinating badass character you'll be ecstatic. This new one is slated to be released in July, so there is ample time for you to find out for yourself just how brillant the Coldfire trilogy truly is by starting with Black Sun Rising. Follow this Amazon Associate link to learn more about this title and its sequels. Believe you me: You'll love them! And you'll be up-to-date when this prequel hits the shelves this summer.
Here's the blurb:
A prequel to the lauded Coldfire trilogy, Friedman's latest novel mixes the best of dark fantasy and chilling sci-fi.
A ship full of colonists arrive on a seemingly hospitable planet, only to discover that it harbors a terrifying secret. Soon the settlers find themselves caught up in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, bringing a person’s greatest fears and darkest nightmares to life.
As Colony Commander Leon Case and Chief Medic Lise Perez struggle to find a way to control the fae before more people die, other settlers have ideas of their own…and they may prove more of a threat to colony than the fae itself.
Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is a tale that blends sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, suspenseful and emotionally intense, as a handful of humans struggle to survive on an alien world that seems determined to kill them. In the end they will have to draw upon both scientific knowledge and mystical traditions to save themselves.
Whether you're just discovering the Coldfire universe through this prequel or returning to it as a classic favorite, Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is the perfect entry point to this unique, genre-blending space fantasy epic.
As mentioned, Nightborn: Coldire Rising is the story of the Founding of Erna. It focuses on the horrors that the colonists had to face when they first encountered the mysterious and all-encompassing force they'll come to know as the fae. Coming out of cryogenic sleep after decades spent searching for an habitable planet, the leading faction of the settlers discover that their ship has been observing Erna for ninety years before waking them up. There are obviously some anomalies that prevented the ship from approving the planet as an acceptable settlement for their colony, but they can't find anything concrete as to why the process took this long. In an essay she wrote for her Patreon, Friedman says that one of the most interesting facets of the Coldfire Trilogy is its science fiction background. The people who landed on Erna were rational, scientifically minded people, from a culture not unlike our own. Yet a thousand years later they would have lost all their technology, mastered the fae (as much as anyone could), and adopted terminology and trappings from mysticism and sorcery. How did they get from point A to point B, changing not only their technology but the very tenor of their society? This is the question that she tried to answer with this newest work. How did the colonists figure out what the fae was in the first place? Fans of the trilogy will know that there were no adepts when the colonists landed on Erna. Hence, nobody could see it without Working their sight, but human beings hadn’t learned to Work yet. According to Friedman, this was the biggest challenge to address. If the colonists couldn’t see the fae, didn’t even know it was there to begin with, and had never encountered anything like it to make them suspect it even existed, how did they figure out how to See it, much less control it? That ended up being the main theme of Nightborn: Coldire Rising: a group of colonists trapped on a planet where a seemingly supernatural force was manifesting their darkest instincts and wildest nightmares, who were struggling to figure out what the hell it was and how to gain a measure of control over it before it killed them all.
And time is running out. When I started reading the book, I believed that the tale would cover the span of several months. Imagine my surprise when I realized that Nightborn: Coldire Rising only covers a period of about twenty days. Less than three weeks, that's how long it took for everything to go down the crapper. This lends a tense and suspenseful atmosphere to the story and forces characters to make questionable decisions as their lives and their chances of survival continue to unravel with each passing day. Though I would have liked for the story to cover a bit more ground and give us more than a glimpse of the colonists' early days on Erna, there's no denying that it is self-contained and ends with the aftermath of the First Sacrifice. You reach the ending wanting more, but this new Coldfire tale does what it set out to do. Understandably, it's more scifi than fantasy, and might feel a little discordant with the original material, at least stylistically. Yet a settlement story couldn't be anything else, and I'm sure that fans will enjoy discovering how it all began.
As for Dominion, well it was a doozy! Even though I read the original version a decade ago, like all Coldfire fans I relished the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite SFF characters of all time: Gerald Tarrant. And even though this one occurs more than six centuries into the pass, Friedman recaptured the feel of the Coldfire books. This makes this one impossible to put down and you'll likely finish it in a single sitting. As I mentioned in my first review, Friedman sets the mood perfectly. The narrative grabs hold of you and won't let go. The prose is evocative and the Forest almost becomes a character in its own right. Sure, some will say that hardcore fans are already won over. But it's no secret that the author knows how to draw readers into her tales and Dominion is no different.
The novella features the POVs of two protagonists. The first is that of Gerald Tarrant, first Neocount of Merentha. Although the thirty pages or so don't provide enough of an opportunity to fully appreciate this chance to see Tarrant in action and witness events unfold through his eyes, I loved every single moment of it. Hot damn, I want more! The second perspective is that of Faith, last survivor of a band of knights of the Church hunting faeborn creatures in the Forest. She possesses a special gift known as the Earth's blessing; the fae does not respond to her. Both characters find themselves in the heart of the Forest; one trying to escape, while the other means to best it. I think Friedman created a good balance between the two POV sections throughout the novella. I also enjoyed how the author introduced Amoril and how he became part of Tarrant's entourage.You reach the end too quickly for my taste, but again this tale is as long as it needs to be.
If all goes according to plan, Friedman says that the next novella will be a tale from the Neo-Gothic era, when a young idealist named Gerald Tarrant brings faith to his world, even as darkness begins to take root within his own soul. The author believes that fans of Gerald Tarrant will love to watch that corruption unfold, as well as seeing parts of his personal history that he hinted at in the original trilogy. So Coldfire fans unite! Unless Nightborn: Coldire Rising is a success, we might never get to read that new story. And I for one cannot countenance such a thing! I also want to read every other planned Coldfire novella, so we need to make it happen!
Original link: https://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2023/03/nightborn-coldfire-rising.html
I'm so excited to read this one!:)
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2023.03.21 21:11 yeroc_sema 1nDone Snowflake IM - The progress till now (ep1-5 spoilers)

Let's try this again without everyone thinking I'm Idyl because of my poorly made post... I meant to post this when I had some notable progress on the account, which I now have, but I also have a terrible problem with procrastinating so I can play runescape. You probably wouldn’t understand…
This post and future posts are meant for those more interested in immediate updates about progress rather than watching a progress series. But if you would rather watch the episodes the playlist here.

Here is the concept. Treat gilenor as you would real life. Any action not repeatable in the real world is not repeatable in game. Killing a specific creature, picking an item up off the ground, mining a rock, chopping down a tree, hunting a creature, collecting some quest items, etc. etc.
For simplicity's sake, and my own sanity, actions like shearing a sheep or cutting down jungle brush, actions that would be repeatable after a relatively short time irl will also be treated as one time resources. I have also applied this logic to the inventory of shops, deciding that I may only buy up to the base inventory of any given item in any particular shop. (Ie 3 buckets in a shop I can only ever buy 3 buckets from that shop)
A few notable things:
My early progress in the first few days of the account. These will be spoilers for episodes 1-5 of my 1nDone series, so if you don’t want to ruin an episode you should not go further.
EPISODE 5 SPOILERS (comes out tomorrow)
That is the progress up until the current point of the videos, the final of which (ep5) comes out tomorrow. The next post will come out approximately one day prior to episode 6 and I will endeavor to keep this format and system with future episodes and progress posts. I have a newly created discord for helping me keep track of the progress, the kill lists the shop inventory lists, npc interactions, and the various chunk maps to plot my progress. Thanks for checking this out!
Tldr: go watch the 1nDone series or drop a toxic comment about another snowflake ironman.
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2023.03.21 21:10 sssaudade AITA for getting angry at another dog owner?

Two hours ago, I (20F) was walking my dog around the neighborhood, and another dog attacked her. My dog is a 2 year old English setter and she is the sweetest dog, she is very submissive and always wants to play, but is shy due to previous trauma (she is a rescue and was brutally abandoned and was in horrible conditions when I adopted her).
So, back to what happened, I was walking down the street into this tiny square and I notice this dog pointing in our direction and instantly running towards us in a non friendly way (no wagging tail but tail raised and still, ears forward and growling). This dog is roughly my dog’s size and female as well, and starts growling and trying to bite her, while she was trying to hide behind me and trying to escape. The dog’s owner lazily calls her name but the dog doesn’t stop, so I try to use my bag to separate them and finally the dog gives up and goes away.
I didn’t unleash my dog because we were near a busy street and it was too dangerous since she could have easily been ran over. I was very angry, since it is not the first time that this dog attacks mine, and I start arguing with this middle aged mine who simply doesn’t give a fuck. He doesn’t apologize but attacks me back saying it’s idiotic to always keep a dog on a leash since they have to run and play with others. I point out that we are in a public space and on the streets the law says that dogs must be kept on a leash for everyone’s safety, and that he was lucky that my dog isn’t reactive, because it could have ended way worse. He said that a few bites wouldn’t have been a problem and that his dog was just trying to play, then says something else and finally leaves.
I got pretty angry and my dog was kinda scared the whole evening. Then, I met him again 20 minutes later and he greets me with a “good evening”, while his dog was growling at mine. I talked about this with my parents, who said I was right for standing up for my dog and they suggested to file a complaint about him to “veterinary police” (i’m not from Us, so i dont’ know how to translate it, but basically is police but for animals’ rights and they make sure that the owners respect the law).
But then I started thinking: was too much from me? I’m not a confrontational person, but I felt in danger. AITA for lashing out at him?
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2023.03.21 21:10 Josh2802 Should I use bitboards or mailbox for my A level project?

I was looking to do a chess engine for my A level project but was unsure whether I should just use a simple mailbox approach which I have heard is pretty slow but it is very easy to understand or whether I should use bitboards.
Reading through the chess programming wiki for bitboards I understand some of the concepts but there just seems to be a lot to learn and implement and it's sometimes hard to see how it is all going to fit together in the end. Just because I know in the end that it is quicker, I'm still not sure whether it is worth going through all the effort to learn an entirely foreign concept.
Keep in mind that this is for an A level NEA project and I could probably get in A* just by getting a working (slow) engine using mailbox. It's just the perfectionist inside of me really wants to make an engine that is as good as I can (realistically) make it.
Will it get easier to understand as time goes on or is it always going to be difficult to understand.
One thing I don't really understand at the moment is how the generation of movement and attacking sets actually contributes to being able to know where a piece can move. E.g. let's say you have just the default starting chess setup then the bitboard denoting all the possible white pawn moves would be 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000011111111111111110000000000000000.
Now given this what is stopping a pawn on B2 from going to let's say D4 since D4 is in the pawn move set.
I've obviously misunderstood something big here but I can't find anywhere which explains how you know where to move any individual pawn rather than just all the pawns at the same time.
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2023.03.21 21:10 surfertyler Question about fire alarms

The alarm in my condo is connected to everyone's and there is no ability to silence it or turn it off once it starts. I'm on the 8th floor. If someone starts a fire on the 20th floor on the other side of the building mine will still ring.
Not only this but it's equipped with a white strobe light that starts blaring along with the alarm.
I'm not looking for a lecture on fire safety, I understand the importance but I couldn't bare how often this alarm was going off especially in the middle of the night and how invasive it was so I removed it myself.
I'm happy to have a fire alarm with batteries or one that is going to let me silence it as need be. How can condos in downtown Toronto charge nearly 3 grand a month and have this nuisance of a problem?
For context I lived in nyc for 10 years and parts of Europe for 4 years where they never once checked it. They were standard battery alarms too.
Why does Ontario/ Canada feel the need for central alarms out of the tenants controls? And why do they need to test that system once a month?
My question is when will they notice I removed mine? And how much trouble will I be in? And what can I do to negotiate with them having my own fire alarm?
I have to be up at 4:30 for work some week days and if an alarm is blaring for 45 minutes at 1am - how can I justify living here and paying exorbitant rent ?
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2023.03.21 21:10 yahbluez How long can a bridge with FDM printers get and which kind of filament did it best?

How long can a bridge with FDM printers get and which kind of filament did it best?

120 mm
While tinkering around with an idea for the trophy contest on printables.com i needed to bridge over nearly 50 mm. First attempt with PETG failed. Step 2 with PLA worked really well. That motivated me to make a bridging tool to test very fast and with less than 2g of filament, how good a filament can do bridges.
I guess that this is a useful tool for many of us.
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