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Blockchain built and run by the EOS network DAO

2011.04.09 09:34 oneisnotprime Blockchain built and run by the EOS network DAO

The EOS Network is a 3rd generation blockchain platform powered by the EOS VM, a low-latency, highly performant, and extensible WebAssembly engine for deterministic execution of near feeless transactions; purpose-built for enabling optimal web3 user, developer experiences. EOS is the flagship blockchain and financial center of the EOSIO protocol, serving as the driving force behind multi-chain collaboration and public goods funding for tools and infrastructure through the EOS Network Foundation.

2011.08.27 08:20 Ingish Can you take a deep breath and forgive yourself?

calmhands is a community based around kicking the habit of kicking compulsive habits such as nail biting and nail picking. The goal of the sub is for you to be able to share resources, photos, and accountability with a lovely community that wants to do the same. Together we got this!

2015.03.06 20:40 Trevor_Skies General Info of AZ the Comedy Scene

Arizona has been a growing place to do stand-up with plenty of places to get stage time as well as many alternative comedy shows for those seeking a new writing perspective in general. This subreddit is for those willing to graciously share new sign-up-and-go open mics in the area or any show in general. If your brave enough post your set and ask for critiques. Personally I'm not a fan of taking it too seriously but maybe thats hubris.

2023.06.11 00:23 Dry_Put_8802 I (F 18) have a crush on M 20+

So I have a huuuuge crush on a guy from my gym but I don’t even know his name or age or if he’s single. He seems to be way older than me, around 24 i would guess. We have had interactions in the past, him helping me out at the gym etc and after that we would usually say hi for a while but then I’d stop because I feel so intimidated to even look at him because of how much I like him.. perhaps he has noticed this, cause u feel some tension when I’m near him. Either that or I’m insane lmaooo. Sometimes I wonder if I’m crazy to be obsessing over a stranger so much. I really want to start talking to him though, and maybe even get his socials but I’m so shy. Also, interactions at my gym feel so awkward since it’s pretty small and everyone can hear people talk, especially people flirting. Should I try to talk to him myself (even if it turns out awkward) or should I force a friend of mine to act like a wingman??
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2023.06.11 00:23 ChezTrades [STORE] 430 000$ value, 480 knives, 165 gloves, HT rifles: ST/non-ST Howl, Fire Serpent, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Marble Fade, Doppler, Slaughter, Gold Arab etc

[h] 480 knives, 165 gloves
I accept paypal, crypto, bank and steam trade offers.

I'm always open to negotiations, so feel free to add me
Name Exterior B/O
AK-47 Wild Lotus BS 3368.86
★ Stiletto Knife Doppler FN 5470.35
★ Karambit Lore FN 3600.25
★ Shadow Daggers Gamma Doppler FN 1517.74
★ Karambit Lore FT 1340.99
M4A4 Eye of Horus MW 1438.05
★ Butterfly Knife Lore FT 2470.88
★ M9 Bayonet Gamma Doppler FN 1630.69
★ StatTrak™ Gut Knife Gamma Doppler FN 1588.42
★ Butterfly Knife Tiger Tooth FN 2329.43
★ Bayonet Autotronic FN 1394.29
★ Huntsman Knife Doppler MW 2451.11
★ Butterfly Knife Doppler FN 3441.59
★ Butterfly Knife Black Laminate MW 1600.34
★ Butterfly Knife Vanilla 2545.00
★ M9 Bayonet Slaughter FN 1464.42
★ Talon Knife Doppler FN 8824.56
★ Stiletto Knife Doppler MW 4324.04
Souvenir M4A1-S Welcome to the Jungle FN 0.01 float 12354.40
★ StatTrak™ Butterfly Knife Gamma Doppler FN 3282.56
★ Butterfly Knife Autotronic MW 2373.64
★ StatTrak™ Karambit Gamma Doppler FN 1867.27
AK-47 Gold Arabesque FT 3501.59
Talon Knife Marble Fade FN 1369.29
StatTrak™ Bowie Knife Doppler FN 2294.39
★ Bowie Knife Doppler FN 2100.07
StatTrak™ Butterfly Knife Slaughter FN 2161.93
Nomad Knife Fade FN 1429.40
Flip Knife Doppler FN 6494.89
Karambit Marble Fade MW 2091.43
★ StatTrak™ M9 Bayonet Slaughter FN 1447.22
★ Huntsman Knife Gamma Doppler FN 3333.56
★ Flip Knife Doppler MW 4994.70
★ Specialist Gloves Marble Fade MW 2098.13
AK-47 Gold Arabesque BS 2398.16
★ Shadow Daggers Doppler FN 1411.84
★ Driver Gloves Snow Leopard MW 1676.66
MP9 Wild Lily FN 2364.99
★ Skeleton Knife Fade FN 2744.79
Glock-18 Fade FN 1897.29
★ Ursus Knife Doppler MW 4147.55
AWP Fade FN 1477.59
★ Nomad Knife Fade MW 1429.40
M4A4 Poseidon FN 1817.78
StatTrak™ Huntsman Knife Doppler FN 3353.34
StatTrak™ Butterfly Knife Marble Fade FN 2876.64
StatTrak™ Karambit Gamma Doppler MW 2470.79
Skeleton Knife 1402.22
StatTrak™ M9 Bayonet Doppler MW 1623.55
Bowie Knife Doppler MW 1941.14
★ StatTrak™ Karambit Marble Fade FN 2117.90
★ Falchion Knife Gamma Doppler FN 2292.63
StatTrak™ M4A4 Howl FT 8912.81
★ StatTrak™ Stiletto Knife Doppler FN 5588.78
★ Karambit Gamma Doppler MW 1817.86
★ M9 Bayonet Marble Fade MW 1835.16
StatTrak™ AK-47 Fire Serpent FN 5912.02
★ Falchion Knife Doppler MW 1764.74
★ StatTrak™ Skeleton Knife Fade FN 2576.60
★ Moto Gloves Polygon FN 1446.70
StatTrak™ AK-47 Fire Serpent FT 2294.39
★ Sport Gloves Omega MW 2250.18
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2023.06.11 00:23 oliviadaisymacdonald 29 y/o Lesbian women seeks bisexual or pansexual female companion. Looking for long term relationship. Not just hook ups. Serious committed relationship. Girl on girl. Tried too many dating apps and the pear ring with no luck. Charlottetown, PEI.

Hello my name is Olivia and i'm a 29 year old lesbian transgender women still rather new to Charlottetown. I am fully biologically male and keeping my body that way. I have tried all the dating apps online and even got the pear ring that you wear to show you're single and ready to mingle. It is very hard finding love when you are as different as me. I haven't been on a date since I was 20 years old and still living as a guy. I recently started going to the gym, I work at a restaurant, and am a student at Holland College. I love sports so much it's what i'm studying. I am only looking to date biological women. My type is a brown haired, brown eyed, women with athletic body. If you are also an athlete than OMG you're my girl. But i'm not picky with hair and eye colour. Message me if you would like to go out on a blind date. Would love to settle down with a wife and kids.
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2023.06.11 00:23 northwes-99 My girlfriend is quadriplegic AMA

Hey we both in our 20s and have been together for 2 years. I get a lot of questions after people know us for a while but people are often to shy to ask things. Please ask me anything you want I’m completely open. I prefer you to ask me through pm if possible. Have a great day people.
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2023.06.11 00:23 loud_space_anxiety What can I (F21) do with my hair at night to not have my boyfriend (m23) lay on it?

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half now and have been living together almost that amount of time. We have also shared our bed the entire time as well.
Just recently I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night to him on my hair. I try to move and it just yanks, resulting in pain. My bf is a heavy sleeper and so I’m usually stuck until he rolls over. This has only started happening the past couple weeks, and I haven’t been sleeping much or well
I have long, thick hair. Is there anything I can do with it to avoid this situation that will still be comfy enough for me to sleep? TIA
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2023.06.11 00:23 greenhorne_inn Pretty much totally new to the franchise, started with Master Duel yesterday and these decks at a local Konami-sponsored shop. Really enjoying it!

Pretty much totally new to the franchise, started with Master Duel yesterday and these decks at a local Konami-sponsored shop. Really enjoying it!
Pictured is the match I had with 2/3 of the decks, with the guy who gifted them to me when I could barely afford just one (can't thank him enough), I think I've been doing pretty well between MD ranked and this practice match, but we will see how it all goes. Really like this deck artistically and thematically too!
I'm opening to manga/anime recs, particularly if they're useful to learning the fundamentals or still accurate to the modern competitive ruleset.
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2023.06.11 00:22 ThatAdamGuy Serious improvement needed in adding pages to "read later"; any workarounds in the meantime?

I've long had an Inoreader subscription and for a few months cheated on Inoreader with the new hotness, Readwise Reader (please forgive me!)
I ended up deciding to go back to Inoreader because -- while I feel RWR is far superior on the "read it later" front -- it's way way behind Inoreader re RSS feed management.
Unfortunately, I've now realized / remembered that Inoreader is SUPER CLUNKY re adding 'read later' articles :-(.
Are there any workarounds with this? I searched for third-party extensions but didn't find any :(
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2023.06.11 00:22 betnoonehasthisname Sims 4 How do I restore atomonous commands, Mc command center.

I got Extremely annoyed when my sims would randomly tell jokes or tell stories while talking I make a sim series and I have lines written for my characters. I like it when they're just talking back and forth no ridiculous handmovement or laughing. But when they would decide to tell a story or tell a joke on their own with their free wheel turned off, It annoyed the s*** out of me period so I used Mc command center. I enabled autonomy scan on both sims. When I clicked on the floor it gave me "autonomy commands." Every time I SIM would try to do an interaction like tell story joke about facial hair. I would go and remove it from the autonomy commands with a conduit again. Everything was fine until they started doing one interaction after another sometimes even once I had banned. This went on for about 10 minutes and then suddenly they just stop talking. And now they just sit there staring at each other! Says they're having a conversation but neither of them are talking! I just wanted to stop them from conversation idles not stop them from talking altogether. I just wanted to make it so they could only talk back and forth without adding tell story or stuff like that. The thing is once you remove something from the automatic commands it disappears I don't know how to get it back. I figured I disabled oneI shouldn't have and that's why they're not talking anymore but they all disappear when I disable them so I don't know where they are. So I don't know how to get them back
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2023.06.11 00:22 Born_Ad7045 Am I "fake trans" if I only really started to think about my gender/*really* want to become a girl after finding online transgender resources?

One of my biggest fears since I've (23 AMAB) started questioning some 3-4 months ago is that I've somehow "convinced" myself that I could be trans, conditioned myself to want to be a girl or something...and that short of waiting literal years in what feels like purgatory to me any step taken towards transition would be a literal disaster or something.
I say this because gender wasn't really something that I thought about too much. I certainly didn't dream about being a girl every day, or have recurrent questionning episodes, or stole my mom/sister's clothes...let alone thought *I* was a girl.
I did fantasize about being a girl from time to time for sure, and was jealous of women's bodies in general. I kind of felt shafted that life had given me a penis instead of a vagina, and did have recurring crossdressing fantasies that I rarely induged (and forced fem stuff that I *never* indulged or mentionned). I was a bit sad that I'd never get to experience life as a girl or be a lesbian...but all that stuff was kind of in the background, never too distressing or frequent, so I always thought of it as either a kink, or normal curiosity. And while I wasn't a massive fan of my body (disliked my facial hair and always had this background feeling that my chest was wrong somehow), that's stuff I just dealt with and figured was a normal part of not liking your body (something which tbf I had made massive strides in by exercising). There was other small stuff (dislike for facial hair, hating/being unable to use urinals, hating being shirtless, wanting to be able to lactate, mostly female avatars in games, hating clothes shopping...) but nothing that can't be explained away as something else.In any case, my teens are mostly just one bluvoid in my mind, as I've been dealing with varying degrees of depression since I was like 13.
I didn't exactly hate being a man, and I guess I liked my physical strength and being able to not worry about my personal safety. I'm not exactly the manliest of man out there...but frankly I kinda despise the "bro"-y types and was always more of the quiet introverted type anyway. A nerd, for lack of a better term. I stayed in the shadows, did my own thing.
Had you asked me last year who I was last year what I identified as, I would have told you I was a cis man. Had you dug a little deeper I would probably just have told you I was secure in my masculinity. Mostly, explicit thoughts of me being a girl didn't really enter my conscious mind much.
But now I'm really not sure if that's true anymore. I moved out for college last september, and by the time the semester's end approached I got this urge to buy a dress...which I did, figuring that I lived alone and could do what I wanted. Getting that dress and trying it on awoke something in me, not quite sure what, and I started thinking about crossdressing more, or becoming a femboy in private. A few weeks later I started wondering (for what reason I don't know) if I could be trans and found online ressources such as this subreddit, the GDB, Nightlingbug's twitter thread,, and all the other usual stuff that gets passed around.
To put it bluntly, that's when it all went to sh*t.
I didn't resonate with everything I was reading, but I certainly did feel very seen by some of the stuff I was reading (exactly what I don't remember). I remember spending about 5-10 minutes with my hand between my head, feeling like suddenly I had "figured out what was wrong with me", like my life suddenly made sense somehow, and feeling the weight of it all come crashing down.
It was fascinating really. I knew that trans people existed, but beyond the usual stuff thrown around by popular media and what can be seen in porn that was just about all I knew. When the topic came up the the family dinner table every so often, trans people were either painted as deeply broken that deserved nothing but pity, or as the usual "crossdressing old man with beard" cliché that my mom in particular seemed to adhere to.
But the idea that I could be trans, that I could be a woman if I wanted to seemed too powerful to ignore somehow. I saw what HRT could do to people, and I wanted it. I didn't want to stop thinking about it. I wasn't entirely sure if I *really* wanted to be a woman, but there was at least some part of me that wanted it, even if its exact motivations were unclear. I got obsessive. My depression worsened considerably, as did my anxiety. For a time my libido and appetite were almost non existent. When I started feeling suicidal I pumped the breaks and got medical help, which certainly helped a lot.
I would have originally told you I didn't have dysphoria. However, since then I've started to feel increasingly uncomfortable with various aspects of my body (facial/body hair, hairline, chest, feet, genitals). Having my body be seen makes me feel uncomfortable. I've gotten to the point of crying about not being a girl several times, and spent many a days feeling melancholy about not being a girl. I even prayed to wake up as one one evening, despite not being religious or anything...I just felt compelled to and figured it couldn't hurt. I keep feeling jealous when I see women outside, wanting their body, clothes, hair... I find myself dissociating more frequently too.
But to be honest, I didn't use to feel this way before. I have no idea what response I would have given you if you had asked me about the button test, or the reverse button test. I didn't feel any dysphoria, and even now it's hardly a constant thing. I didn't see myself as separate from other men, just not very masculine. Even my actual desire to be a woman fluctuates a bit, and while I would definitely press the button now and like the idea of being called she/her... I don't want people to treat me differently either, and I don't necessarily feel super feminine either. I like to imagine myself as a full woman in a decade and kinda feel dread at the idea of being a man forever, but also feel anxious/uncertain about boobs. I get worried that reading about all this has put ideas into my head that aren't really mine and that I've somehow made myself feel or want things that I don't really feel or want, that the "internet made me trans", for lack of a better term. That I only so desperately want to be a woman because I've painted myself an idealized, escapist version of what life as one would look like.
I've started experimenting a bit (earrings, nail polish, dressing fem in private, shaving my legs/arms/body) and loved all of it, but that's gender expression, not ID. I've started seeing a supportive therapist since March. I'm going to see an IRL support group in a few weeks, but one of my worries is that I'll see a bunch of people who have clearly suffered with this all their lives while I just toy around with the idea. I worry I'm not trans, but I also worry that these thoughts aren't mine...and that I'll either figure that out somewhere down the line (potentially with a lot of pain and/or embarrassment and needing to tell everyone i was wrong) and just have to find a way to live with myself and how empty it all seems. I don't know if I can do that.
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2023.06.11 00:22 jfp216 LILLEbaby Complete Original 6-in-1 vs All Seasons

For context on the climate in my area, I live in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. My son is 3 months old. On my registry, I had put the complete original which I received. We have used it once on a walk around our neighborhood when it was in the 70s outside and it was fine! I am concerned however about my son overheating.
I did not know about the Complete All Seasons until after I had received and opened the Original. The difference that makes the most impact to me is the mesh screen that the All Seasons has. Should I be concerned about my son overheating in the Original during the summer? We would not hike when it’s in the 90s but most likely in the 80s if we will be under cover such as a forest. I don’t want to potentially buy a whole new carrier (especially ones so similar) just for the mesh screen if it won’t make too much of a difference! Thank in advance :)
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2023.06.11 00:22 stephendavies84 Hellblasters building and painting advice is needed.

Hi, I posted a while ago about building and painting the starter kit . It went very well. It went so well I got adventurous well for me anyway :D and purchased the Hellblasters Primaris and I've started to build them using sub-assembly but there is one small part I am not sure about I am about to Prime the legs and chest piece read for the base coat but I am not sure what to do about the slot where the head goes. Do you know the opening at the top? Am I ok to prime and base coat everything inside even where I glue the head? I know it might sound daft but I am worried if I paint there, especially in the spot where the head goes that I wouldn't be able to place the head correctly anymore.
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2023.06.11 00:22 dopeyJaguar74000 Looking for a Mini Fridge? Here Are Some of the Best Ones to Buy in 2023

Hey Reddit, I'm in the market for a mini fridge and I've been doing some research on the best ones to buy in 2023. I thought I'd share my findings with you and see what you think.

A mini fridge is a small refrigerator that can fit in tight spaces and offer many benefits. Some of the benefits of a mini fridge are:

- **Space saving**: A mini fridge can fit under your desk, on your countertop, or in your closet. You can use it to store snacks, beverages, leftovers, or even cosmetics. A mini fridge can help you save space and declutter your kitchen or room.
- **Portability**: A mini fridge is easy to move around and transport. You can take it with you when you travel, relocate, or go camping. Some mini fridges are designed to work with car adapters, so you can plug them into your vehicle and enjoy cold drinks on the road.
- **Convenience**: A mini fridge can make your life easier by providing you with quick access to food and drinks. You don't have to go to the kitchen or the vending machine every time you feel hungry or thirsty. You can also use a mini fridge to store food that you don't want to share with others or that needs special temperature control.
- **Energy efficiency**: A mini fridge consumes less electricity than a full-sized refrigerator because it has a smaller capacity and a simpler design. A mini fridge can help you save money on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
- **Extra storage**: A mini fridge can supplement your main refrigerator by providing extra space for food and drinks. You can use a mini fridge to store items that you need more frequently or that you want to keep separate from the rest of your groceries. A mini fridge can also come in handy when you have guests over or when you host a party.
- **Affordability**: A mini fridge is cheaper than a regular refrigerator because it has fewer features and components. You can find a mini fridge that suits your budget and needs without breaking the bank.
- **Aesthetic value**: A mini fridge can add some style and personality to your space. You can choose a mini fridge that matches your decor or expresses your taste. Some mini fridges have retro designs, colorful finishes, or unique shapes that can make them stand out.

## How to Choose the Best Mini Fridge for Your Needs

With so many options available on the market, how do you pick the best mini fridge for your needs? Here are some factors to consider:

- **Size**: The size of the mini fridge depends on how much space you have and how much food and drinks you want to store. Mini fridges come in different sizes, ranging from 1.1 cubic feet to 4.4 cubic feet. The smaller ones are ideal for storing a few cans or bottles, while the larger ones can accommodate more items and even have separate freezer compartments.
- **Features**: The features of the mini fridge depend on what functions you want it to perform and how convenient you want it to be. Some features to look for are adjustable shelves, reversible doors, interior lights, temperature controls, defrost options, door bins, crisper drawers, ice makers, and locks.
- **Style**: The style of the mini fridge depends on your personal preference and the look of your space. Some styles to choose from are freestanding, built-in, double-door, single-door, retro, modern, stainless steel, black, white, red, blue, etc.

## The Best Mini Fridges to Buy in 2023

Based on my research and reviews, here are some of the best mini fridges to buy in 2023:

### Best Overall: GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge

This mini fridge from GE is my top pick because it offers a spacious interior with separate refrigerator and freezer sections, a sleek black finish with stainless steel accents, and an energy-efficient performance. It has two glass shelves that are adjustable and removable, a clear crisper drawer for fruits and vegetables, three door bins for bottles and cans, an ice tray and ice maker for frozen treats, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has reversible doors that can open from either side and adjustable legs for stability.

The GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge measures 19.1 x 18.9 x 33.4 inches and weighs 56 pounds. It has a capacity of 3.1 cubic feet, with 2.1 cubic feet for the refrigerator and 1 cubic foot for the freezer. It has an annual energy consumption of 260 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $31.

The GE GDE03GGKBB 3.1 cu. ft. Freestanding Double-Door Mini Fridge is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can store a lot of food and drinks, keep them fresh and cold, and look stylish and elegant.

### Best Value: Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge

This mini fridge from Black+Decker is my best value choice because it offers a great combination of quality, functionality, and affordability. It has a single-door design with a freezer compartment, a glossy black finish with silver accents, and a low-noise operation. It has two glass shelves that are adjustable and removable, a clear crisper drawer for fruits and vegetables, three door bins for bottles and cans, a dispenser rack for soda cans, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has reversible doors that can open from either side and adjustable legs for stability.

The Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge measures 19.29 x 17.52 x 32.72 inches and weighs 50.7 pounds. It has a capacity of 3.2 cubic feet, with 2.5 cubic feet for the refrigerator and 0.7 cubic feet for the freezer. It has an annual energy consumption of 218 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $26.

The Black+Decker 3.2 cu. ft. Mini Fridge is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can store a decent amount of food and drinks, keep them fresh and cold, and save them money.

### Best Built-In: Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator

This mini fridge from Cafe is my best built-in option because it offers a unique dual-drawer design that can be installed under your counter or in your cabinet, a sleek stainless steel finish with customizable handles, and a smart performance that can be controlled via Wi-Fi or voice commands. It has two drawers that can be opened independently, each with an LED light, a divider, and a temperature control panel. You can set different temperatures for each drawer, ranging from -6°F to 45°F, depending on what you want to store in them. You can also use the Cafe app or Amazon Alexa to monitor and adjust the temperature remotely.

The Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator measures 23.75 x 23.75 x 34 inches and weighs 110 pounds. It has a capacity of 5 cubic feet, with 2.5 cubic feet for each drawer. It has an annual energy consumption of 305 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $37.

The Cafe Built-In Dual-Drawer Refrigerator is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can fit seamlessly into their space, offer flexible storage options, and provide smart features.

### Best Retro: Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator

This mini fridge from Smeg is my best retro choice because it offers a charming vintage style with a curved design, a glossy finish in various colors, and chrome details. It has a single-door design with an interior light, two wire shelves that are adjustable and removable, two door bins for bottles and cans, an ice cube tray for frozen treats, and a thermostat dial for temperature control. It also has an automatic defrost function that prevents ice buildup and maintains optimal cooling performance.

The Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator measures 22 x 15 x 28 inches and weighs 65 pounds. It has a capacity of 1.5 cubic feet and does not have a freezer compartment. It has an annual energy consumption of 278 kWh and an estimated yearly operating cost of $33.

The Smeg FAB5U Mini Refrigerator is ideal for anyone who wants a mini fridge that can add some flair and personality to their space, store a few items, and keep them cold.

## What Do You Think?

So these are some of the best mini fridges to buy in 2023 according to my research and reviews. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Do you have any other recommendations or experiences to share? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear your opinions and feedback.

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2023.06.11 00:22 Squirmadillo Tonight

Tonight I visited an event we attended together two years ago. We were just friends at that moment of our on-again-off-again game. Well. Ofc I was actually still in love with you. I did always prefer your company for these evenings. I'm sure we would have been on the same page walking out of there.
I remember our selfie on that train ride home, though. Like all of our selfies, no matter the state of our relationship over those 8 years, it was always you, and me. Never us. Just like you would have been too cool for this event tonight, you were too cool for us. Too cool for me. Too cool to ever tell me what you wanted or needed. Too cool to talk to me openly about our future. Too cool to do anything but walk away when you had the slightest suspicion I wasn't down deep enough. Too cool to feel regret. To ever look inside, ever second guess. Just on to the next two-year thing like the two year thing before me and the two year thing before him (etc). I wish I wasn't so intent on giving undue meaning to someone who values nothing more than ::current mood::.
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2023.06.11 00:22 tofufizza Solo Rave Stats - Watch Tracker

Solo Rave Stats - Watch Tracker
Hi Rave Fam's,
I recently just come back from a Trance Rave. Decided to go by myself as I had no one to go with. But who the fuck cares as I love nearly all aspect of trance. Note I am a bit older getting slowly into my 30's. People always say Raves are for the younger group but I disagree as I only got into it like 8 months ago...
Nearly every one I saw was in groups but rarely did I ever saw anyone by themselves. Every time I go to most places people always baffled that I do thing's solo but it just feels natural to me.
Note I only micro-dosed on Weed approx 5mg 2 hours prior to the rave but I knew it was out of my system, no caps and no booz. Just natural energy. I looked around 6 hours later and alot of people are on the ground exhausted and tired and I'm still going strong lol.
I didn't talk to anyone, but I was just purely there for the music and my own enjoyment.
I don't know if moving 50,000+ times in a single 9 hour rave is crazy or not especially me being by myself lol.
Regardless I had a fun time.

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2023.06.11 00:22 DreSince85 5 years and now it's starting to get to me.

Just a rant.
I've (37m) been with my partner (36f) 10 years and the first 5 we were very active, nearly everyday. Then we had a child and now it's maybe once every 6 months...maybe, for the last 5 years. And when we do it on the rare occasion, 3 minutes in, she's asking if I'm gona 'finish'. That puts me right off so I end up faking. I know I shouldn't have, but I've kinda got used to it now and honestly it wouldn't bother me so much but she's always telling friends and family (and sometimes strangers) that she's not interested in it anymore. That kinda cuts me up inside and it feels embarrassing but I think what hurts the most is if we're watching TV and a 'hunky' bloke tackles someone down she's like "ooh, he could tackle me down like that". Makes me feel like I'm not good enough, and maybe I'm not but I do try my best. I've tried making things special for her, helping her out more, paying compliments, buying gifts and initiating but there's nothing. I feel it has completely shattered my confidence too. I used to be so outgoing and sociable, and now I like fishing.
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2023.06.11 00:22 Nihlus11 Respect Minimum Tarnished (Elden Ring)

The Tarnished


The Tarnished were a group of warriors of the demigod Godfrey who, after their leader conquered all of the Lands Between for his master, were stripped of the golden grace of the Erdtree and banished from the Lands Between long ago. In the aftermath of the destruction of the Elden Ring and the Shattering war waged between the God-Queen Marika's children, the Tarnished were revived from the dead, had their grace restored, and were called back to restore order to the lands by mending the Elden Ring, crowning a new Elden Lord, and crushing all who would stop them underfoot. Among these legendary champions was one lowly Tarnished of no renown, who would be chosen by a mysterious woman named Melina as her own candidate for the throne. With the aid of her ability to increase their strength, as well as various other companions along the way, this Tarnished set out to complete their quest.

Thread purpose

I was reluctant to make this thread, as I think using blank slate RPG protagonists is a bad idea for battleboarding in general. They basically don't have concrete abilities or achievements. However I think there's some value in at least establishing bare minimums. This thread will list feats that the Tarnished can perform in the early game (with one or two exceptions, nothing in this thread comes from past the first three zones), near-regardless of build (no stat requirements higher than 21 in a game where most start at 12, the soft-cap is 60, and the hard-cap 99). I will mostly be listing animations, and ignoring mechanical stats where they are obviously nonsensical (e.g. one object having a higher weight than another despite them being the same material and its model being several dozen times less voluminous). Because of this intended purpose, no attempt will be made to quantify how much stronger the Tarnished gets over time, how they scale to the bosses, what late spells, weapons, and skills imply about their power, and so on. I'm not saying those things don't matter, they're just not what this thread is about.

General Notes

  • I have downloaded all of Elden Ring's enemy character and weapon models and placed them in Meshmixer at x0.001 scale (so a millimeter is a meter). All measurements using them are accurate. The game runs at 60 FPS, and some of my example videos are at that rate as well, but others are at 30. You'll be able to see a timer to indicate which is which.
  • Unlike in my prior Elden Ring threads, I don't have the exact models for the player's weapons downloaded. However, as many of the player's weapons are literally just scaled-down version of boss ones (which I do have), this is easily solved by simply finding the weapons' lengths and scaling them down proportionally. There is only one weapon that I flat-out do not have any model for, which I believe I measured adequately based on images. A Tarnished-sized NPC is presented next to the scaled-down weapon models for sanity checks.
  • Whenever I refer to something's mass, I'm usually just multiplying the measured volume by the density of steel (7,850 kg/m3). Whenever I refer to a slashing strike's energy, I'm running the velocity through the kinetic energy formula and assuming 2/3 of the measured mass behind the strike. This assumption is based on this video which got 2/3 to 1/1 effective mass on measured stick strikes (timestamps 14:18 and 38:10) and this study (page 99) which calculated that for an untapered rod, effective mass would be 1/4 for a strike at the tip and over 3/4 at a third of the length down from the tip (my "cutting point"). Neither of these will line up 100% with a tapered sword blade or polearm head (the effective mass is bigger the closer the impact point is to the center of mass, which is further from the tip on a tapered object; so the polearms should actually do a bit better and the swords a bit worse), but the overall shape should be close enough to use the low-end from these with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Especially since I'm already entirely excluding the hilts and hafts in measurements (I'm conservatively assuming that they're not solid metal and thus that their weights are negligible).
  • Weapon categories reuse most of the same animations, so you can apply my weapon swing calculations to any in that category. The ones that are obviously and visibly heavier than the ones I chose to use (e.g. Greataxe vs Longhaft Axe) would obviously get you higher results.
  • Some basic context for the strikes: Alan Williams' "Knight and the Blast Furnace" chapter 9.4 quotes tests measuring a bunch of standard human axe and sword strikes at 60 to 130 joules (~95 average), and the chapter notes that an exceptionally strong man with a two-hander might be able to do somewhat over 200 joules. The masses of the swords and axes used in the tests are not given, though it should be noted that most swords are around 1 kg. Williams also never specifies if those strikes were with one or two hands, but I assume two.
With all that said:

General Capabilities:

Aside from the purely mechanical conceits of questionable AI and iframes (mentioned later), the Tarnished's successes are largely down to a few factors that exist in-universe but aren't really quantified outside of gameplay. But because of how important they are, I will note their existence regardless.
  • Immortality. The premise of the Tarnished is that they can regenerate from any death good-as-new by dissolving into particles, and do the same thing over and over again, as many times as needed to win. This is first demonstrated by an unavoidable scripted death followed by a cutscene during the tutorial. In-universe this ability is granted by Marika's "grace", with her intent being that the Tarnished would all grow stronger over their many deaths. There is a limit to the number of times they can revive, as other Tarnished simply stay dead when killed and some reference having lost the privilege of grace in their dialogue. Where said limit lies exactly is unclear.
  • Healing. The Tarnished is able to regenerate from wounds mid-battle in a variety of ways, most notably by using flasks of "crimson tears" which are fueled by the Erdtree's life-giving magic. Their supply of flasks is replenished after every death and whenever they rest at a Site of Grace. They can progressively improve their flasks' healing abilities by infusing them with Erdtree sap and carry up to fourteen of them at a time.
  • Magical weapon upgrades. From literally the second checkpoint after the tutorial, the Tarnished is given "smithing stones" to enhance all of their weapons, and they subsequently drop from many of the game's enemies in addition to being easily found in mines and armories throughout the Lands Between. The ones mined nearer to the Erdtree{s} create stronger weapons than the ones mined in other regions, and glow different colors to indicate such. The Tarnished can also infuse any weapon with any other damage type inherently as long as they have the requisite whetstone (e.g., an axe that always also lights people on fire).
  • Spirit Summons. The Tarnished is capable of casting spells that summon spirit warriors to aid them against particularly tough foes. Some of them are spirits of legendary warriors in their own right, and can be further boosted by imbuing them with magic flowers. Aside from immunity to certain damage types like poison and respawning when they 'die', the spirit warriors largely function like their physical selves.
  • Talismans. The Tarnished can carry several talismans at a time that each provide boosts to their power (one example of such), and occasionally grant other abilities.


While their travel speed is unremarkable (they use a horse for long distance travel after all), the Tarnished can and will dodge tons of things in-game that should logically be very fast. However the way this works is through a mechanical abstraction: attacks are often slower than they would be in reality, and "dodging" them is a matter of activating iframes so they phase through your body, rather than really moving out of the way (standard medium dodge has 0.43 seconds of iframes that start on the first frame, 0.26 seconds of recovery frames, and is very spammable). This is obviously meant to represent some level of superhuman dodge speed, but the degree to which it is abstracted makes it hard to put any hard numbers on. Regardless, I'll list some examples of dodgeable projectiles:



The Tarnished can "parry" many enemies and bosses; unlike in some other games this "parry" is in fact just directly pushing against the enemy's strike, halting the momentum of the fast-moving weapon and launching it in another direction while the Tarnished remains still. The impact will also stagger or knock down the enemy in question. Notable examples of this in the early zones include:
The Tarnished right out of the gate can near-instantly learn a lot of useful utility spells with bottom of the barrel stat requirements. These include:


The Tarnished can learn many "skills" throughout the game, which take the form of both magic spells and physical martial arts. These are distinguished from incantations, sorceries, and weapon-bound skills by the fact that any Tarnished can learn and use them without stat requirements (though they still benefit from higher damage with higher stats). There are about a hundred in the game, but here are some of the more notable early ones:
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2023.06.11 00:22 DfwTallWmafDom r4rDFW will be going dark on Monday the 12th for 48 hours till the 14th, READ ME FIRST.
We may start a little early and go late, due to what times our moderators are available to shut and open the sub, but the voting was clear, we're going dark. Removing NSFW content from 3rd party apps and tools does nothing but make our jobs more difficult.
See previous thread for read me first and other items.
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2023.06.11 00:21 Conhurst OCD and HIV

My OCD takes a lot of forms, but right now the fear of contamination/contaminating others is the one that’s killing me. Specifically right now it’s a n overblown fear of HIV. About a year ago I was deferred from a blood drive for being sexually active with another guy and when I relayed that to some what I thought to be trusted friends and family. However they just took to taunting me for weeks saying I had HIV and AIDS and that I shouldn’t come near em and shit like that. All in jest but the fact is it really drove a fear of HIV into my head.
Which has made it so hard to be active sexually especially since after every encounter I spend a month or more being petrified that I’m infected and might infect others. Like rn I’m going through this just because I had an encounter with a friend that wasn’t even anything super sexual, just hand shit but I had a cut on my wrist and I’m petrified some fluid got on it or me and now I’m infected. I can’t touch doors without disinfecting after and I was my hands to a pulp after every bathroom trip because I’m most scared of infecting someone else. It’s killing me and my dating life and the treatment and medicine hasn’t helped much. Hopefully it eases up soon, I’d get a test to disprove that I’m infected but they’re not conclusive until after 3 months and the ones that can do it sooner are to expensive:(
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2023.06.11 00:21 ApocalypseYay Goldman Sachs Predicts 300 Million Jobs Will Be Lost Or Degraded By Artificial Intelligence

If generative AI lives up to its hype, the workforce in the United States and Europe will be upended, Goldman Sachs reported this week in a sobering and alarming report about AI's ascendance. The investment bank estimates 300 million jobs could be lost or diminished by this fast-growing technology.
Goldman contends automation creates innovation, which leads to new types of jobs. For companies, there will be cost savings thanks to AI. They can deploy their resources toward building and growing businesses, ultimately increasing annual global GDP by 7%.
In recent months, the world has witnessed the ascendency of OpenAI software ChatGPT and DALL-E. ChatGPT surpassed one million users in its first five days of launching, the fastest that any company has ever reached this benchmark.
Will AI impact Your Job? Goldman predicts that the growth in AI will mirror the trajectory of past computer and tech products. Just as the world went from giant mainframe computers to modern-day technology, there will be a similar fast-paced growth of AI reshaping the world. AI can pass the attorney bar exam, score brilliantly on the SATs and produce unique artwork.
While the startup ecosystem has stalled due to adverse economic changes, investments in global AI projects have boomed. From 2021 to now, investments in AI totaled nearly $94 billion, according to Stanford’s AI Index Report. If AI continues this growth trajectory, it could add 1% to the U.S. GDP by 2030.
Office administrative support, legal, architecture and engineering, business and financial operations, management, sales, healthcare and art and design are some sectors that will be impacted by automation.
The combination of significant labor cost savings, new job creation, and a productivity boost for non-displaced workers raises the possibility of a labor productivity boom, like those that followed the emergence of earlier general-purpose technologies like the electric motor and personal computer.
The Downside Of AI According to an academic research study, automation technology has been the primary driver of U.S. income inequality over the past 40 years. The report, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, claims that 50% to 70% of changes in U.S. wages since 1980 can be attributed to wage declines among blue-collar workers replaced or degraded by automation.
Artificial intelligence, robotics and new sophisticated technologies have caused a vast chasm in wealth and income inequality. It looks like this issue will accelerate. For now, college-educated, white-collar professionals have largely been spared the same fate as non-college-educated workers. People with a postgraduate degree saw their salaries rise, while “low-education workers declined significantly.” The study states, “The real earnings of men without a high-school degree are now 15% lower than they were in 1980.”
According to NBER, many changes in the U.S. wage structure were caused by companies automating tasks that used to be done by people. This includes “numerically-controlled machinery or industrial robots replacing blue-collar workers in manufacturing or specialized software replacing clerical workers.”
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2023.06.11 00:21 drawingpills 25M Melancholic painter seeks interaction

Hey all, I'm Han, 25 years old also caucasian. My timezone is GMT +3 and i'm from Turkey. I'm looking for someone to talk daily about anything and if you're also an artist maybe we can create some stuff or draw together? I'm totally down for gaming or watchin stuff too!
I'm hugely into any kind of art as an artist, (Concept and 3D art mostly) and mostly draw or game in my spare time and sometimes I do watch anime and tv series sometimes + love going to gym. Also my mbti type is INFP-T .
I have a cat and I'd burn whole world for him.(You can see him if you look at my profile) Named him after one of my favorite bosses in Dark Souls 1.Guess which one.
I have lots of playlists for any kind of mood i'm having. Here is my spotify link ( Most of my playlists are too melancholic & slow or gym based )
I'm 6.1 ft - 1.84 and i do powerlifting.
I don't have a favorite music, band, game etc. they are always changing but for now Bell Witch and Neroche are my favorite bands. And I love souls-like and rpg games in general.
Also huge coffee lover here, no sugar pls but i'm sucker for chocolate tho, you can bribe me with chocolate.
Well if you're interested feel free to send me a DM
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2023.06.11 00:21 ImCosmicBTW I had an idea for Conquerors Haki, found out they said it won’t be added ever, so I’ll show you all my idea I guess.

Conquerors Haki Idea Conquerors Haki should, in my opinion, be added to Blox Fruits in the next coming updates, and here is my idea on how it should work and how it will be obtained.
HOW TO OBTAIN CONQUERORS HAKI I think Conquerors Haki should be able to be obtained through some sort of trial/quest in Blox fruits. However, this quest should have requirements to be unlocked. The first requirements should be 1.Have full body Armament Haki unlocked. 2.Have max Observation Haki dodges unlocked. 3. Have a minimum of 2.5 million Bounty or Honor. Also, the minimum level you should need to be to be able to unlock this quest is level 2000, that way the player will be pretty experienced in the game to be able to unlock such a power. Now, I will talk about how Conquerors Haki should work and what abilities it should have.
CONQUERORS HAKI ABILITIES I think that Conquerors Haki, when it is obtained, should work as a level system, with there being a max of 30 levels, and it will use a XP system too. When you first obtain this Haki, it will start at level 1, and you will be able to level it up by using it against both NPC's and enemy players. However, using it against NPC's will give much less XP than against enemy players, who will give a lot more XP. Now how will this ability work? Let me explain. So, you will be able to activate this Haki by the press of a button on mobile, and a key on PC. When pressed, it will let out a blast of Conquerors Haki in a small range, this range will get larger every 10 levels, level 1-10 will be a small range, 10-20 will be a medium range, and 20-30 will be a large range. If a player or NPC is caught in this range, they will only be killed instantly if they are 1000+ levels below your own, if they are 1-499 levels below your own level, they will only have a effect pop up on the edge of their screen, this effect will happen when your Conquerors Haki is in levels 1-10, when it gets to levels 10-20, if you are caught in the range, the effect on their screen will be a little bit larger, but your enemies will be stunned for 1-3 seconds, and the Conquerors Haki user will be able to control who they use this Haki on if they choose to, if they choose not to choose specific people to use it on, it will be unleashed in a range around you like normal. Also, the player who has this Haki will be able to use it more often, the cooldown for this will be 45 seconds in levels 1-10, 30 seconds in levels 10-20, and 15 seconds in levels 20-30. Finally, when a player's Conquerors Haki is at 30, the max level, it will be given a new type of ability, known as, Advanced Conquerors Haki. This type of Conquerors will only be able to be unlocked by these requirements. 1.The user has maxed out their normal Conquerors Haki to level 30. 2.The user has 50-100 kills with their Conquerors Haki. 3.The user is at the current max player level in Blox Fruits. If these requirements are all met, a trial will be unlocked for the player. This trial will consist of a puzzle, and boss fights where you have to use Conquerors Haki to defeat the bosses. If completed, the player will be bestowed with Advanced Conquerors Haki. This will open up a new power for the user. It will allow the user to imbue their weapons with Advanced Conquerors Haki. Think of it as a much stronger version of Armament Haki. If you apply this Haki to your weapons, their attack potency will increase by a lot, but there is drawbacks to this power, when you imbue a weapon with this power, it will last for 15 seconds. After the duration is done, you cannot use Advanced Conquerors Haki for a full minute. However, there is also a level system to Advanced Conquerors Haki. There will be 5 levels to it, when you first obtain this type of Haki, your level will be at 0, each level will increase the duration of your weapons being imbued with Advanced Conquerors Haki by 3 seconds. So at level 0, the duration will be 15 seconds, at 1, 18 seconds, 2, 21 seconds, 3, 24 seconds, 4, 27 seconds, and at max level of 5, 30 seconds. Also, the way to level up your Advanced Conquerors Haki will be the same as leveling up for normal Conquerors Haki, the more kills you get with it, you get XP, but leveling up your Advanced Conquerors Haki will be much harder than leveling up the normal version. Once fully mastered, this will give the player a sense of satisfaction after mastering both types of Conquerors Haki. Also, this is another idea I had for normal Conquerors Haki, there could be clashes of Conquerors Haki between players when it is used at the same time. The winner will be dependent on whose Conquerors Haki is a higher level. If they both have it at the same level, it will be down to a 50/50 chance for both of them, and the loser will be either killed, or stunned for 5 seconds. Another idea I had is for Advanced Conquerors Haki clashes, like Roger and Whitebeard's clash in the One Piece anime. This will be down to who has a higher mastery on their Advanced Conquerors Haki. If both players have it at the same level, then it will cancel out each others attacks, and stun both players for 5 seconds. That concludes my idea of adding Conquerors Haki to Blox Fruits, I wrote all this out before I learned that the developers have said they will most likely never add Conquerors Haki to Blox Fruits, but I just thought it would be nice to have all 3 Haki types, you know?
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2023.06.11 00:21 Drakolf The Blueblood and the Wolf:

The College of Whispers was an old, venerable establishment with a pedigree nobody could scoff at. It was a large four-story building with beautiful gothic architecture, held classes on everything from healing to dark magic- even Necromancy was handled, considering the Headmaster was a Lich.
As one of the most prestigious schools in the entire world, it angered mage nobility to no end that it was accessible to all, and not just them.
They loved to blame the Headmaster's 'eccentricities', but I personally loved it. It gave me a chance to get out of the stuffy old manor that my bastard of a father called a home. All the better if he disowned me, since I hated the expectations he put on me.
The dorm was cheap, any student could take on a part-time job and pay for it with money to spare, so against my father's wishes- I simply told him I couldn't possibly see myself running the family business if I didn't know how one functioned from the ground up, an argument he grudgingly accepted.
The only dorm available at short-term notice was one that another student was renting, there was a small list of stipulations- no loud noises, no spell practice inside the dorm room, must be okay with dogs, no addictive substances... It was fairly standard so I took the opening.
Connor was a little leery of having a blueblood sharing a room with him. Bearing a nasty scar on his face and a generally disheveled appearance, his concern was justified. I did do the snooty rich guy thing for all of five seconds before dropping a solid, "This is really fucking nice."
The tonal whiplash I established got him to like me almost immediately, we exchanged names, and I let him know that I was paying my own way, and that I was doing so via part-time job. "I absolutely loathe blueblooded society, let me be a nasty little gremlin who does whatever I want." I once remarked to him.
He was shy and soft-spoken. When I asked him where his dog was, he went quiet and said, "He's not here yet."
"So, not a Familiar, then." I mused.
"Something like that."
I was already well-trained in most forms of magic- as to whether or not I could use such magic depended heavily on the tools that I had. I had a head start in that regard, passively listening to the lectures and answering correctly when the professors thought I wasn't listening.
When asked how I knew so much, yet was taking such a basic class, I simply said, "My father hired sycophants and idiots. Useful sycophants and idiots, so I undoubtedly have holes in my understanding. I look forward to the day that you stump me, Professor."
Which he did, about two weeks into the class. He asked me of the fourth use of Azagar's Third Reversion Trigram, and I bluntly asked, "There's a fourth use? Fascinating." This did get a lot of laughter, but I did not mind.
I stuck with Connor whenever he was comfortable with my presence. There were a handful of times that I noticed him being picked on, I would simply approach and- in the haughtiest voice I could muster- "Pardon me, but you are presently insulting my dorm mate and friend, so if you would kindly scuttle on..."
This did lead to a few duels, which I invariably won, and I made it clear, "Anyone who dishonors my friend dishonors the Vandergalt family."
The incidences grew less and less, but Connor always said, "You didn't have to so that, I'm used to it."
"Nonsense, I am happy to stake the honor my family name in your defense- not that I care about such honor."
This had gotten a laugh from him,
One morning, he knocked on my door and spoke with me. "I hear Alaran is hosting a party in the dorm house he's staying in, you should go, try to enjoy yourself."
"Will I see you there?" I asked.
"Maybe." He replied noncommittally. "It's an all-night party, so you won't need to return tonight."
This struck me as odd, but I said, "Very well."
I did indeed participate in the party, yet it was just an excuse for other Bluebloods to flaunt their wealth and prestige. That didn't stop me from spiking the refreshments with a little alcohest, the potent spirit would make the party a little less formal.
"Ah, Graeme Vandergalt, a pleasure to meet your acquaintance." Spoke a person whom I had no interest in speaking with. "Where's your little servant?"
"Honor dictates that a gentleman does not strike a lady." I said. "It says nothing about this." I proceeded to pour my glass of juice over her head, which got raucous laughter from everyone else. "Pardon me, miss, I appear to have spilled my drink. Allow me to get some water."
I used magic to conjure some water into the glass, which I then proceeded to pour over her. "There." I said with a smile. "Good as new."
Was it disproportionate? Absolutely. Was it satisfying? Abso-fucking-lutely. Bluebloods like me could get away with things of that nature, so I feared no reprisal. Nonetheless, I left before the alcohol started kicking in.
I returned to my dorm under the light of the bright, full moon, and enjoyed the serenity of a night-time stroll. When I entered the dorm room, it was empty. I headed for my room when I noticed Connor's door was ajar, which was odd as he never left it open.
I pushed the door open, and blinked when I saw, of all things, a Werewolf. It was sat on the sofa provided for company, and when it looked at me, I saw the scars and understood.
"Oh, Connor." I remarked. He let out a soft whimper, clearly afraid that I was going to attack him. "Have you eaten? I snagged some food from the party." He tilted his head, and I showed him the small array of steamed buns, breadsticks, and other foods that I had stowed into my bag.
I tossed it over to him, "You take your pick, whenever you are ready to come out, I will be waiting in our front room."
I did wait for several minutes before he came out, my bag held in his mouth. He laid it beside me, padded over to the couch, and laid down. I must labor the point that he was massive, he took up the entire piece of furniture, and it absolutely did creak under his weight.
"New rule." I stated. "You must assume your hybrid form at least once a day." He cocked his head, surprised. "Yes. I'm well-versed in Werewolves and know that your current state of being is due to a complete lack of expressing yourself. Thus, I am mandating that you do it, you are free to do it as many times afterwards."
He made some growling sounds, an attempt at speaking.
"If you are asking why, it's because there is absolutely zero point in mistreating someone. I would sooner accept an arranged marriage than treat you with less dignity than you require and deserve." I paused. "Besides, that party was just a Blueblood affair, only there to flaunt wealth to the commoners. I spiked the refreshments with alcohest and dumped some juice over a particularly rude lady who designed to call you my servant. The absolute gall of it all!"
He barked a deep, powerful bark that rattled the windows and panted, his tail thumping.
I stayed up with him until his transformation ended. He looked exhausted.
"Thank you." He said softly.
"The agreement was that I needed to be okay with dogs." I said. "Even then, what else are friends for?"
He visibly shifted into his hybrid form, his tail wagging. I smiled, happy that he was happy, though I will admit, the thought of my father getting angry over me befriending a Werewolf certainly made the situation sweeter.
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