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2023.06.10 19:09 SolitaryMarmot Question about Tim's Guitar at Forest Hills

I've only seen DMB a couple times now so I am not an expert in DMB live shows obviously. But I thought Tim was simply otherworldly last night. I play and I study music and I love live music of any an all genres so SO much. And I feel like that guitar work last night was really special and it will be a long time before I see that kind of performance again.
So I went to Google the equipment rundown and didn't see the Gibson semi hollow on there. I think it's a 335? It has a tailpiece and I think it's the one in this pic. But I can't find a pic of him playing it on stage. (I see the strats, teles, the SG, Les Paul's, the occasional Flying V...)
Does he not play that a lot? Obviously he should. That tone is ducking immaculate.
Just curious if anyone sees enough shows to know how often this semi hollow makes an appearance
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2023.06.10 19:07 Koyaa_1 After binge watching My Dress Up Darling, i had to make this montage.

After binge watching My Dress Up Darling, i had to make this montage.
I'm sorry if i'm offending any My Dress Up Darling fans on this sub but i just had to vent about this somewhere since i have no irl friends that watched these animes to discuss this topic with. Marin Kitagawa is perfect, she's too perfect. In fact she's a textbook definition of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Let's see, Marin: - Loves Cosplaying but sucks at it, does not research it, knows nothing about it and every other character knows more about cosplaying than she does even though she loves it so much, needs Gojo-kun help for everything. - Is a rich kid who models as a part time job but still super modest about herself - Is always joyful and truthful no matter what situation she's in, she has no problems going on in her life, we get hints of a dead mother and an absentee father but it still has no effect on her life. Her only problem is that some people don't like cosplay and it offends her. - is head over heels for everything and anything that Gojo-kun does, loves him unconditionally, and will force him out of his comfort zone for his own good. Is not influenced at all by Gojo-kun and continues being a perfect girl and would still be the same way if she didn't meet him. - is a hot girl that likes nerdy and anime stuff, is confident about her body and sexuality and doesn't mind showing skin to nerdy boys (hum i wonder who this character trait was supposed to cater to, maybe nerdy anime fans?) - Does not exercise, eats junk food all of the time and somehow still is fit and has top model level beauty - Is not bothered at all when other girls have a crush on Gojo-kun, because she's just soo confident. We get a hint of jealousy in one episode but it's very quick and gets brushed off quickly, because you know, Marin is the perfect Gal and understands you.
Meanwhile, Nagatoro: - Is actually a black belt judoka and is proficient in other martial arts like kickboxing. Knows a lot about what she loves. Doesn't know anything about Senpai's hobbies in the beginning of the series but is willing to learn about it and ends up appreciating it. - Nagatoro's family seems to be well off financially i guess? But she knows she's a hot gyaru, is not modest about it. - even though she's confident, different situations have different effects on her feelings, something might happen that makes her feel shy, makes her feel self doubt, makes her wonder where her priorities are at. - In the beginning of the series she's not entirely sure about her feelings towards senpai, gradually grows to like him. Gets mad at senpai when he fucks up, feels sorry when she fucks up. - Has her personality influenced by senpai as much as she influences him. - Has her own life going on outside of chasing senpai around - Is completely not okay when other girls flirt with senpai. Actually can i just gush how Nanashi completely subverts the "harem" genre? It's actually kinda genius. No girls in this story like Senpai romantically other than Nagatoro. Whenever a new girl gets introduced that we think might get between senpai and Nagatoro, it never happens, that new character ends up becoming a friend of the couple.
So yeah, TL;DR: Nagatoro is just an interesting character and she feels like an actual person. Marin is a manic pixie dream girl and feels like she exists to cater to a very specific type of anime fan. The animation from My Dress Up Darling is very good though, i can't deny that, shit looks silky smooth
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2023.06.10 19:07 canoeism Electric Cars in YK

I have seen a few Teslas and other electric cars in Yellowknife this summer. How do people drive electric cars to YK? Are there fast charging stations between Edmonton and Yellowknife? Or do people just plug in somewhere and wait hours to charge? Thinking the stretch between High Level and Enterprise, or Fort Providence to Yellowknife, would take much longer than it already does. Am I just completely ignorant about electric vehicles?
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2023.06.10 19:06 Bobsbeachhouse Please help I need lowest achievable humidity from dehumidifier well below 30%

First off I know optimal levels are between 30-50%.
I have a unique situation for whatever reason when the humidity gets down under 10% humidity her joint pains are less. When humidity goes up so does the pain. We live on a beach in Baja California where the humidity can be as low as 5% or when the wind changes 90% if it comes off the water.
We never freeze here and summer time average temperature is almost 100 and 70% humidity. I have a LG and does a great job to get to 30%. But then it stops at 30%.
We are 100% off grid. Daytime I have surplus free power so electricity consumption in the day is no issue. Night time is a problem because we are on battery power.
My goal is in the day time get the humidity as low as I can then shut off as the sun goes down and hopefully the humidity does not raise to much.
I have heard some units have "continuous run" mode but I have not seen anyone talk about how low they can get the humidity.
I have worked hard to insulate and seal all the air leaks and cracks.
My wife works at home and her office is 150sq ft. One option is a small unit in her office that can get close to 10% RH. But it would have to be quiet. the LG is to loud to have in her office.
Having all the house around 10% would also be nice.
I am also shopping for mini split AC perhaps some will dehumidify better than others.
My Wife is ready to give up on the beach house and move back to the desert where she has less pain.
Thanks for the help.
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2023.06.10 19:05 InspectorTricky9653 1

Jenna sighed as she lay on her bed, feeling restless and unsatisfied. She had just come back from another failed date with yet another man who couldn't satisfy her needs in the bedroom. As much as she tried to be patient and understanding, it was getting harder and harder for her to hide her frustration.
She needed something more than what these men were offering her. Something intense, something that would push her to her limits and leave her begging for more. But where could she find such an experience? And who could provide it for her?
As she lay there, lost in thought, her eyes landed on a photo of her best friend Reese. They had been friends since childhood, but over the years their relationship had evolved into something deeper and more intimate. Although they had never crossed the line into a sexual relationship, Jenna often found herself fantasizing about what it would be like to be with Reese.
Reese was everything Jenna wasn't - pale-skinned, red-haired, and adventurous. She was always up for trying new things and pushing boundaries, which is why Jenna knew that if anyone could give her the experience she craved, it would be Reese.
But how could she ask her best friend for something so intimate and potentially destructive to their friendship? What if Reese rejected her or worse, laughed at her? The thought of being vulnerable and exposed like that was terrifying, but Jenna knew she had to take the risk.
Steeling her nerves, Jenna picked up her phone and texted Reese. "Hey, can we talk?"
Reese responded almost immediately. "Sure! Everything okay?"
"Yeah, I just need to talk to you about something important."
A few minutes later, Reese arrived at Jenna's apartment, looking concerned. "What's going on? Is everything alright?"
Jenna took a deep breath before speaking. "I...I have something to tell you. Or rather, something to ask you."
Reese nodded encouragingly. "You can tell me anything, you know that."
Jenna swallowed hard. "I want you to torture me."
There was a moment of stunned silence before Reese burst out laughing. "Wait, what? You're joking, right?"
Jenna shook her head. "No, I'm serious. I need this, Reese. I need someone who can push me beyond my limits and give me the intensity I've been missing."
Reese looked skeptical. "And you think I can do that?"
"Yes," said Jenna firmly. "I trust you, and I know you won't hurt me. Please, just hear me out."
Reese hesitated for a moment before finally agreeing. "Okay, go on."
Jenna explained her desires in detail, describing the kinds of sensations she wanted to experience and the ways in which she hoped Reese could help her achieve them. As she spoke, she felt a sense of relief washing over her, knowing that she was finally able to express her true self to someone.
Reese listened carefully, taking in every word. When Jenna finished talking, she paused for a moment before responding. "Wow, I didn't realize you were feeling this way. I'm glad you felt comfortable enough to share this with me."
Jenna let out a sigh of relief. "Thank you. It means a lot to me that you're willing to listen."
Reese smiled. "Of course. So, what exactly are you looking for here? Do you have any specific requests or preferences?"
Jenna thought for a moment before answering. "Well, I'd really like to explore some foot worship and domination. I've always been fascinated by feet, and I'd love to feel your hands on mine, worshipping them like they're gods."
Reese chuckled. "Gods, huh? Well, I can definitely make that happen. Anything else?"
Jenna bit her lip nervously. "I'd also like to try some bondage and spanking. I've always been curious about those things, but I've never had the courage to try them until now."
Reese nodded thoughtfully. "Makes sense. Those can be great tools for building anticipation and control. Anything else?"
Jenna shook her head. "Not really. Just whatever you think will work best to get me to that next level of pleasure."
Reese grinned mischievously. "Alright then, consider it done. I'll bring everything we need tomorrow night. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime."
The next day passed slowly for Jenna, who spent most of it anxiously waiting for Reese to arrive. Finally, when the clock struck 8 pm, there was a knock on her door. Her heart racing, Jenna opened it to see Reese standing there, holding a large bag in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other.
"Hi," said Reese, giving her a coy smile. "Ready for our little session?"
Jenna swallowed hard. "As ready as I'll ever be."
Reese stepped inside and set down the bag, pulling out several items including rope, nipple clamps, and a paddle. Jenna couldn't help but gulp at the sight of them, her excitement mixed with a touch of trepidation.
"First things first," said Reese, pouring two glasses of wine. "Let's start with a toast."
They clinked glasses and took a sip, letting the sweet liquid calm their nerves. Then, without further ado, Reese began the process of binding Jenna's wrists and ankles with intricate knots, leaving her lying face down on the bed.
Once Jenna was securely tied, Reese moved behind her and started massaging her shoulders and back, working out the tension from a long day at work. Jenna closed her eyes and reveled in the sensation of Reese's strong fingers digging into her muscles, relaxing her body and mind.
After a few minutes, Reese moved down to Jenna's legs, tracing circles around her calves and thighs before moving up to her inner thighs. Jenna squirmed involuntarily as Reese teased her sensitive skin, lightly brushing her fingers against her folds.
Then, without warning, Reese grabbed the paddle and smacked it hard against Jenna's bottom, making her yelp in surprise. Before she could fully process what was happening, Reese continued raining blows down on her ass, each strike eliciting a sharp gasp followed by a low moan.
Despite the initial shock, Jenna found herself enjoying the sensation of pain mixed with pleasure, her body reacting instinctively to the stimulation. She arched her back, begging for more, and Reese happily obliged, increasing the pace and force of the spanks until Jenna's entire body was throbbing with desire.
When Reese finally stopped, Jenna was left panting and drenched with sweat, her skin flushed and tingling. Reese leaned down and kissed her neck, whispering hotly in her ear. "How does that feel, baby? Are you ready for more?"
Jenna could barely speak through her heavy breathing, but she managed a weak "Yes" before collapsing back onto the bed.
Reese chuckled softly. "Good girl. Now, let's move on to the main event."
She reached for the nipple clamps and expertly attached them to Jenna's tender buds, causing her to writhe in ecstasy. Next came the foot worship, with Reese kneeling at the end of the bed and reverently kissing and caressing Jenna's feet, praising them as if they were divine artifacts.
Jenna reveled in the attention, closing her eyes and savoring the sensation of Reese's lips and tongue dancing across her skin. She wriggled her toes, delighting in the way they seemed to come alive under Reese's ministrations.
Before long, however, Reese switched gears again, removing the nipple clamps and replacing them with clothespins, sending waves of agony and arousal coursing through Jenna's body. She bit her lip to stop from crying out, loving the way the pain heightened her sensitivity to every touch.
Reese continued to play with Jenna's breasts, alternating between gentle caresses and brutal pinches, driving her wild with lust. By the time she moved on to sucking and biting Jenna's neck, Jenna was a quivering mess of raw emotion, desperate for release.
Finally, Reese climbed on top of Jenna and positioned herself above her mouth, rubbing her wetness against Jenna's lips. "Lick me," she commanded, thrusting her hips forward.
Jenna eagerly complied, diving into Reese's folds with abandon, tasting her sweet nectar and reveling in the sounds of her pleasure. Reese bucked and thrashed beneath her, riding the wave of bliss, until finally she exploded in a frenzy of gasps and moans.
Jenna lay back, exhausted but satisfied, as Reese untied her bindings and pulled her into her arms. They lay together in contented silence for a while, basking in the afterglow of their shared passion.
Eventually, Reese broke the stillness. "So, did you enjoy your experience?"
Jenna smiled. "More than I could have imagined. Thank you for giving me this."
Reese pressed a kiss to her forehead. "My pleasure, sweetheart. Anytime you need it, just let me know."
Jenna snuggled closer, already dreaming of their next encounter.
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2023.06.10 19:05 tynearshot COVID Frustrations : Everyone else goes back to normal

I just wanted to vent how, Even after 3 years into the pandemic, I do not feel safe from Covid. Even being diligently boosted, I know this virus can still do big damage able bodied or disabled. So I still diligently mask and try to social distance where I can.
I know there have been Covid deniers since it popped up, but now seeing my able bodied friends getting to return to normal. Going to concerts and big crowed events and they get to feel safe. It frustrates me so much. I know that my, and through proxy my spouse, have to essentially wait so much longer to feel safe in enjoying things like this. It just hurts me so much, along with other part of being immune compromised and disabled. It just feel so unfair.
I’m not mad or wishing ill of my friend and family. I’m just jealous of the sense of security they can have, how safe they can feel, and how I still feel held hostage by this virus.
Anyone else feel this tinge of resentment?
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2023.06.10 19:05 Ok_Tomato_4516 Just a thought on From

So I am rewatching all the episodes and the more I think about talismans, and tree teleportation, and the worms, etc..... I can't help but to think that what people imagine/believe comes true in Fromville. I mean, when you think about it, what is giving this world it's power, what is creating the rules... If this world is so cruel, how come it seems that it throws people a bone here and there. Some could argue that it does that torture the residents, or that there's a balance of good vs evil forces. But I am really beginning to think that it is possible that this is an imaginary world where people's faith is affecting the world itself.
Talismans--- There's really no current reason behind them working besides the fact that people BELIEVE they work and maybe this some how gives them power.
Tree Teleportation --- Another thing, why does this work. Is this something that Victor conjured up in his mind because he was scared hiding with his mommy and it came true? There's no evidence of the creatures in From using them.
Worms --- Did infecting smiley work because Boyd truly believed it would work?
Radio --- Did the radio work because Jim and Jade KNEW it was going to work??
Trees moving --- Do the trees move simply because victor believes it?
There are things that counter this theory, but don't necessarily disprove it. Such as the electricity, Tabitha was looking for where the wires led and found nothing, but maybe that was because her belief of wanting them to connect somewhere conflicted with them actually leading somewhere that didnt exist. Another conflict would be Jade wanting to believe this was something made up, no matter how much he believe it conflicted with the fact that this was real.

Anyways, just some things that have been weighing on me heavily. Would love to hear other people's thoughts on this.
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2023.06.10 19:05 mack_g What next for cold sorc?

Hey Everyone!
So I've just beat hell baal for the first time with my second ever character - a blizzard sorc. Nice change of pace from hammerdin, although it does give me an appreciation for how easy hammerdin makes everything.
I'm level 69 and once I gain a few levels my gear will be Shako, tals armour, tals ammy, tals belt, trang gloves, war travs, hoto , spirit. Currently running insight on my merc but I have infinity ready and waiting. I have runes so I'll probably trade for a deaths fathom too. Once I hit 75 I'll add my cold sunder.
What's the best option for rings - I don't have bk or soj yet and I'm sailing past the 60ish fcr breakpoint without fcr rings. Am I just looking for lots of cold res and magic find?
Also, where are the best places to farm experience and gear as a solo cold sorc? How much of a problem will immunes be when I've got anti res gear?
Appreciate any advice!
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2023.06.10 19:05 Mindless_Study5832 My (25M) girlfriend (28F) is unbelievably bad at all forms of emotional support, and I don't know what to do.

Not sure how best to explain the situation, as it affects most relationships in my life, but I'll try and keep it relevant and precise. There is alot of history and context missing in the post, in the spirit of keeping it readable. Happy to answer any questions in the comments.
Over the last year or so, my social battery/patience/whatever you'd like to call it has plummeted rapidly. This has been accompanied by a generalised lack of interest in hobbies that used to bring me great joy, and an oppressive feeling of purposelessness. I'm aware that these are symptoms of depression, and have been trying to seek therapy for both this and what I suspect to be symptoms of an attention disorder of some nature. It is difficult to find therapists/psychiatrists in my country that are professional and effective, so I have not had much luck there.
Now, to the problem at hand. My girlfriend of a year is unable to offer any kind of emotional support when I'm having a bad spell. She tries, but her words either fall flat or somehow end up making me feel worse. I try to explain that I'm not in the sort of headspace where I can effectively communicate what exactly I need, and that what she's doing is not helping, but it devolves into an emotionally exhausting back and forth, with her thinking I'm attacking her and ultimately me being forced to put whatever it is I'm feeling to one side so that I can make her feel better. Obviously, not conducive to what was intended as an open discussion.
This then leads to me having to take long spells of space, because she is not okay with letting me be when I want to be alone, despite me having explained to her that she probably can't help. Naturally, she usually does not respect that I want to be alone, and loopholes/forces her way back in after a day or two.
Right now I'm on the second day of space and feel as drained and empty as before. I do not know what to do here. I understand that there may be a lack of understanding on her end because I went through a whole lot of parental trauma as a child, (and still do to this day) and she had a comparatively problem free upbringing, but I don't know how to make her understand or find a middle ground that prevents a buildup of resentment for me, and feelings of inadequacy for her. I know she means well, which is why the complete ineffectiveness throws me off. Any advice is appreciated.
TL;DR - I'm going through a rapidly worsening mental health crisis, and don't know what to do about my girlfriend actively making it worse despite being well intentioned.
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2023.06.10 19:05 TastyBananaPeppers Shadow Articuno in Shadow Raids - Saturday & Sunday, at 10 AM to 8 PM Local Time for June 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25 [Anti-Cheat Warning /Timezone Coords / Quest Coords / GPX Routes / Discord]

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2023.06.10 19:04 storiesof-adreamer 25 [F4M] #Nashville/USA - Looking for my special subby boyfriend for a GFD long term relationship!

(If this post is still up, I'm still looking!)
Hey there. I really want to develop a female led/slight gentle femdom relationship with a special guy.
When a lot of men see the term "female led relationship," they think, "Oh, the woman will make all the decisions with no input on what I think/want."
Are there dynamics like that? I'm sure there is. Personally, I'm not looking to be "the boss" or "above" you in any way. I want us to be equal... but have you give up control to me in a few other ways. :)
What do I mean? Keep reading on!
You can call me Dreamer for now. (I'll tell you my real name once we get to know each other) Please do NOT call me Miss, Master, Dominatrix or Ma'am.
I'm 25 years old and an INFJ-T. I live in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (AKA Music City) and I'm on Central Standard Time. I'm a Black woman and I stand 5 feet, 7 inches tall. My eyes are brown and I wear glasses. I don't have any tattoos or piercings at the moment.
One thing I want to mention is that I'm plus size, AKA a bigger girl. I'm undergoing a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in two months to lose the excess weight I have in a sustainable and permanent way. I'm ready to regain my body and be healthy and confident again. I'd love to have you by my side throughout my journey!
As far as personality goes, I'd describe myself as empathetic and sweet. I like to help others as much as I can. In person, I tend to be rather shy at first. People tend to mistake that for weakness or gullibility. I'm anything but; my strength lies in introspection and quiet observation. I notice every nuance of a person's actions, words, body language, vibe... my intuition hasn't steered me wrong yet!
I won't go into detail on every single interest that I have but I'll talk about my biggest ones that you'll likely hear me mention the most.
I've been writing since I was six years old, but I started taking it seriously around 13 years old. All in all, it's been 19 years. As of right now, I primarily write Fanfiction but in the past, I've written short stories, poetry and I even tried to learn how to write screenplays at one point.
I wrote my first full-length book in 2018/2019. I started the sequel in early 2020, but I'm still working on it. I lost a LOT of inspiration during the pandemic but I'm finally writing for it again.
If you also enjoy writing, I'd love to "talk shop" with you and maybe we can exchange some of our past works.
Music has gotten me through a lot over the years. Yeah, yeah, I know everyone says that. But it truly has. It's shaped my life and introduced me to a lot of things and people that I probably never would've done or met otherwise.
There's no point in saying I like xyz genre because I've listened to pretty much everything. The only ones I truly hate are country and gangster rap. If you want specifics, though... I've been a HUGE twenty one pilots fan for 9 years. (I have more merch, stickers and other random shit than I care to admit to lmao) I also love other artists like Amber Run, Purity Ring, Phantogram, Daughter, Lorde, OneRepublic... plus tons more.
I've always had this dumb idea of a guy and I confessing to each other through playlists with songs that make us think fondly about each other...
God, I'm single.
I've been into photography for 10 years and I've had my DSLR for eight years. (It's definitely the camera version of 'Ol Reliable) I enjoy nature and portrait photography. I'd love to show you some of my work and get your thoughts on it.
TV genres I like: Animation (like Spongebob), comedy, drama, documentaries (disaster and crime ones are my favorites), true crime (like Forensic Files), old sitcoms (like Sanford and Son) and cooking and baking competitions/reality TV (like Kitchen Nightmares US and UK, Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, The Great British Baking Show, etc)
Movie genres I like: Animation, drama, comedy, action, psychological thrillers and science fiction. I thoroughly loved The Greatest Showman so one could say I like musicals but it's the only one I've seen so not sure if that really counts. Comic book movies are pretty alright too, but I really haven't seen anything past the first Avengers movie lmaooooo.
I say this as unpretentiously as possible, but I haven't seen most popular TV shows or movies that your average person likes. I think the last "popular" thing I watched was that Jeffrey Dahmer series on Netflix. (mainly out of morbid curiosity because everyone was freaking out about it... and because I think Evan Peters is a cutie) I only saw a few episodes and then forgot to watch the rest of it, but it wasn't as horrific as everyone was saying. Maybe I've watched too much Forensic Files and I'm desensitized lmao.
✨️Video and computer games✨️
Video game genres I like: Adventure, action-adventure, RPGs & JRPGs, Strategy... basically anything that is relatively fun and not horror related.
Some of my all-time favorites: Kingdom Hearts II, Ratchet and Clank, Journey, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X.
As far as computer games, the only thing I play on a regular basis is The Sims 2 and The Sims 4. As a kid, I loved simulator and time-management games; some old favorites are the RCT series, Simcity: Rush Hour, the first four Diner Dash games, the Delicious series and Burger Shop 2 (which I still have on my computer actually lmao)
✨️Other random interests✨️
Art, traveling, people watching, researching random topics on Wikipedia and watching YouTube, especially channels with old shows and movies.
My last position was working nights at a psychiatric hospital. I'm looking for something new at the moment.
I'm officially a college student at 25. Yay! Feel free to ask me more about it, I'd love to talk.
I really love dogs and cats. I have three cats and they're little demons but I love them to death. I also love small animals like ferrets, bunnies and snakes!
My main love languages are words of affirmation, quality time and gift giving/receiving. To be honest, though, there's elements of each language that I enjoy or relate to in one way or another.
I don't smoke and I drink every so often. Otherwise, I'm vaccinated and DDF.
I'm looking for a guy between the ages of 23-33 years old. I might be willing to talk to someone within two years in either direction (so 21 min and 35 max) if you meet all my other preferences/wants. If you're younger than 21 or older than 35, though, please don't contact me.
Please be single and emotionally available. I won't interact with anyone already in a relationship or married (even if you're separated or in a "dead bedroom," you're STILL married) and I'm especially not interested in poly/ENM. I'm 100% monogamous.
Hair is super important to me! I prefer medium length to long hair, something I can stroke and play with a lot lmao.
I have a REALLY big soft spot for blue and/or doe eyes, but don't let that deter you. If you have kind eyes, I'll fall in love with them, no matter their color!
I tend to like softer facial features and even softer personalities. Are you super masculine in public but a total softie in private? Lovely! Are you less masculine but a little more feminine? Great! Are you androgynous or otherwise fall somewhere in between? I can dig it!
Key traits that I like in a guy include, but are not limited to: Being sweet, gentle, empathetic, considerate, an active listener, exceptional at communication and willing to go the extra mile for those that you love, be it family, friends, your partner, etc.
With that being said, it's important that you have time for me. I'm not expecting us to talk 24/7 but if you're always too busy to talk to me, this won't work. At some point, I'd like for us to also talk on the phone as our schedules permit, of course.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, please be from the USA/North America and willing to meet and get to know each other in person ASAP.
It's important to me that you're an active listener; what I mean is that you'll make an effort to listen to what I have to say and respond to it accordingly. If I tell you my thoughts on a matter or ask you a question or give you a compliment etc etc, please respond to it. It makes me feel so sad and small if I feel like my thoughts or opinions are not important/relevant.
I can tell pretty quickly if someone is genuinely interested in me or not. Like I said before, I notice everything lol.
I mentioned earlier how one of my love languages is words of affirmation. One of the ways I enjoy that is through compliments. I'm not looking for you to worship the ground I walk on, but being told "You look beautiful" or "When you do xyz, that makes me really happy" makes me feel SO seen and appreciated.
It's incredibly frustrating to send a picture of myself and get a lukewarm response in return. :(
Affection is also super important to me. Holding hands, hugging, kissing, cuddling, touching... all the cute couple shit. I want you to touch me, not in a pervy way, but in an affectionate way. I want to stroke your hair while I hold you close... little things like that make me incredibly happy.
Keep in mind, everything I want from you, I'll give to you in return. I'll always listen and acknowledge you, give you compliments, shower you in affection, plus whatever else makes you feel wanted and appreciated as a person and in a relationship.
I always want you to have a choice and be able to voice your opinion. I will never degrade or boss you around in general, but especially when it comes to your personal choices. I'm a switch that used to be a predominant sub and believe me, I've had doms tell me before, "I make the decision on what you wear, what to eat, who you hang out with, etc etc... because I'm your dom and what I say goes."
Some people may like that. More power to them. But I'm not like that. I want you to feel free to express yourself. If you want my opinion, I'll give it to you, of course. But my job is to build you up and support your decisions, no matter how small!
Again, I'm not looking for you to kiss my ass. I'd love for you to take the lead on most decisions (with my input, of course). But I want you to also have a "service" attitude; whether that's helping out with household chores or surprising me with a massage after work or giving me flowers "just because" or helping me paint my toenails lol... just to name some examples. The sky's the limit.
That extends to "the bedroom" as well. I want my pleasure to be just as important to you as yours is to me.
In short? I just want to feel doted on and taken care of. I want to be the most important person in your life and you be the most important person in my life. I want to make you feel special and praise you and tell you how much you mean to me. And I want the same in return. 💓
● "KINKS" ●
This is inevitably gonna come up at some point. I'll say when it comes to my "kinks" (if you want to call them that) I like:
Teasing, edging, telling you when you can cum and begging me for it (I believe it's called orgasm control/denial), moaning, praise, blindfolds, eye contact, body worshiping (you and me), breast worship, oral, fingering and using toys on you.
Been a little curious about pegging someone one day. We'd have to build up to it, of course, because I don't want to hurt you. If you're not into that, though, don't worry! It's definitely not a requirement.
Things I do NOT like (or hard limits) are:
Humiliation, degradation, anything that causes you or me physical, emotional and mental harm, blood, pee, scat, vomit, diapers, CNC, ageplay, raceplay, hitting, slapping, choking or anything else illegal, unethical or otherwise unloving.
If you read all of this, good job! Here's a cookie, hope you like chocolate chip. 🍪
Seriously, though, I can't name every little thing I want. Despite the length of this post, I'm not trying to play Build-A-Boy. I realize you have your own caveats and that's totally fine. Let's get to know each other and see what happens. All I ask for, again, is that you want a serious, longterm relationship and not view me as just some sort of "kink dispenser."
Chats or DMs are fine. When you send me a message, please include the following...
• Name or alias • Location • Age • Height, body type, hair cololength, eye color • Your interests/hobbies • Whether you're a sub or a switch • What you're looking for out of a relationship and something (or things) you really enjoyed about my post • A clear, SFW picture of yourself • Your current favorite song (so I know you actually read through all of this) • Whatever else you want to add to catch my attention. The more you can match my "detailed energy," the better.
I won't reply to those who ignore my preferences or the message requirements above. If you send me nudes/dick pics/sexting or FWB requests/rude messages, you will be blocked and reported.
Thank you so much for reading this, and I hope you have a good night!
(P.S. I don't use Snap, Kik, Telegram, WhatsApp and whatever else. I use Discord and I only give my cell number out to people that I'm comfy with.)
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2023.06.10 19:04 Paquita__ Demytha CL Team build ✨heeelp✨

Demytha CL Team build ✨heeelp✨
I have been working on my Clan Boss team and now with Demytha I finally think I’m getting somewhere, to construct a team that can get me beyond 2/3 keying Brutal and actually get those good chests.
I’ve been looking at the Deadwood website to see the speed tunes, and see which team I essentially could make. So far there is three options, with some “but” points. 1 - MythFu - Demytha, Heiress, Fu Shan, Seeker, DPS. 2 - Myth Deacon - Demytha, Deacon, HK, dps dps 3 - Myth Heir - Myth, Heir, deacon, seeker, dps
My problem with 1 and 3 is I’m missing seeker, and I’m wondering if I could switch it out for someone else who both boost TM and increase attack. I’m mostly leaning towards number 1, because then I wouldn’t have to sacrifice my Deacon’s speed which still is a core part of my arena team, at my current time, but on the other hand it is only 223 so it’s wouldn’t be much of a sacrifice to get him those 23 stat points down, and I could technically later on try to get HK to fill that speed boost spot for arena.
So essentially to sum up my questions. - Is it even possible to switch out seeker for another champ to fill it’s role? - This is all speed tuning, but what about the rest of the builds? I’m not sure where to see any information on that on the deadwood site. Have seen some throw toxic sets on heir is that a must? - What does the dps need for these builds to work? Just the specific speed, or something else? I’ve considered using the Ultimate Galek I levelled up but abandoned because artak dumped down, to fill that role with his burn. - The speed required, is that the flat stat I see in the summary when gearing? Or is it with, let’s say FuShans 22% speed increase aura?
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2023.06.10 19:04 DomzSageon List of 10th Space Marines Datasheets in the Index and discussion

List of 10th Space Marines Datasheets in the Index and discussion
I was bored so I made an excel file to kind of present a list of all the Space Marines Datasheets for the game.
I'm a very casual player of the game, but holy Jimmy Space, look at all those Datasheets/units.
excuse me if some of the groupings don't make sense. especially in the Vehicle/non-infantry Column on the Right.
I've only been part of the hobby recently, so I don't know the history of much of these models other than the whole Primaris vs firstborn models separation, but some of the redundancies of the units here is just kind of triggering some of my OCD, primarily in the first and second columns.
I just think that this entire list could be streamlined even more. the OCD in me is just waiting for the day that all Firstborn units get fully replaced by the Primaris units. I just like how more straightforward each unit is for the Primaris Squads. there's 3 Intercessor squads, each designed for a specific purpose.
a thing that particularly tickles my fancy is the Special Weapons Squads, each equipped with a particular weapon type (Flamers, Plasma, Melta, Launchers, and long Range Snipers Rifles)
Honestly, the only things missing now for Primaris Squads from Firstborn squads are:
  • Truescale Assault Terminators (we're probably getting them sometime during 10th ed since we already have the Standard Teminator Squad in truescale).
  • Vanguard Veterans (to join the Sternguard and Bladeguard)
  • Non-Veteran Melee Jump Pack (to round out the Jump Pack Units, Suppressors for Long Range, Inceptors for Mid-range, and this for close range)
  • Truescale Centurions (debatably, we already have a "smaller" versions in the Aggressors, and "Larger" versions in the Invictor Tactical Warsuits, but as someone who has never played firstborns, I have to say, Centurions look so cool and I wish we got Truescale/Primaris versions.
  • Primaris Scouts. arguably, Phobos units may already be filling the niche Scouts have in the firstborn units, but I think Scouts are still an important part of Space Marine lore as the newest Chapter Recruits. (if not for 40k, they could make a Truescale/Primaris Scouts for Kill Team kinda like how Sisters got the Novitiates.)
  • Special Weapon Squads specifically for Grav-guns and Lascannons, maybe the las-gun squad could be a 3-model Jump Pack Unit like the Suppressors.
  • Additionally, I hope we could get an official Primaris Company Champion that isn't an event Mini and actual full multi-part Kits for Characters like the Captains or Lieutenants that can actually build all the possible builds one could need, but that's wishful thinking.
but to be fair, it seems like 10th ed is trying to finally blur the line between Primaris and Firstborn, particularly with the Terminators, and the Sternguard Veterans (I only added them in the "Primaris Squads" to show which units are Truescale vs Heroscale.). maybe from here on out truescaling of units won't be distinctly be Primaris, but the same thing Terminators and Sternguard Veterans did. we'll just have to see what GW does this Edition.
Well, this was just a filthy casual's thoughts, I'm ready for the roasting in the comments on how I don't know what I'm talking about.
thanks for reading my post, if you have your own thoughts, feel free to share em! Have a good day!
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2023.06.10 19:04 alanbbent r/gameboy being set to Private on June 12th

As you may have read elsewhere, a Reddit-wide protest is beginning on June 12 in response to Reddit's decision to kill 3rd-party apps and demonstrate how much they don't care about any of us. The gameboy subreddit will be set to Private, so nobody will be able to see or post anything.
I recommend abandoning Reddit altogether, forever. (really.) Many of us are on the Game Boy Discord server at and you should join us there, never to return to Reddit for any reason. See you there!
There is some coordination going on among moderators, happening on Discord, in terms of when the subreddit(s) will be set back to Public, or if Reddit does anything in the meantime. (they won't.) But starting on the 12th, we're talking Game Boy on Discord and not Reddit. I'll post updates there if anyone wants them. If the majority of subreddits are back online after a couple of days, then there's no reason for us to stay Private.
The Build/Modding contest is still ongoing, and we'll figure out what to do about the Game of the Month if needed.
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2023.06.10 19:04 MonsieurJongleur Why Reddit is no longer my home on the internet

First of all, I support the blackout, and believe it should go on indefinitely. However, that will not be my decision, as I will be removing myself as head moderator, and deleting all my comments.
I fundamentally believe that if you don't like how a site treats its users, then the only real leverage you have is not to participate. Especially moderators, who put in the hours to make the site enjoyable for the average reader. Without moderators, most spaces on the internet are spammy, hateful, and bleak. That being said, it’s not like I plan to nuke this community. If paratactical and the rest of the modteam want to continue fighting the good fight, I’m not going to stand in their way.
It was difficult to articulate my thoughts without falling back to a basic "the only winning move is not to play," which can also be fairly interpreted as "taking your ball and going home." I don't really care how other people characterize it, but it's personally annoying to me to not be able to explain my position.
Then I read the Corey Doctorow essay, The Enshittification of Tiktok: How Platforms Die which clarified my ideas immensely, so I thought I'd share, in my last act of content creation.
It's really worth reading, but the outline is this:
1) a platform needs users to exist, so at first, it serves the users, until the users are locked in.
2) then, it needs advertising to be profitable, so then it serves businesses, until the businesses are locked in. Obviously, this is unenjoyable for the users, but the platform deserves to make money, right? So, we try to ignore the fact that we are the product, and our allegiance to the platform is actually just a tool to maximize value extraction.
3) Finally, the investors want to get paid, and that means they have to maximize the value extracted from the advertisers AND the users. Which is where we are today on reddit. Spez can't have 20% of the users not being served ads, even if they are the power users-- moderators, content contributors, or commentors.

Every Eyeball is Equal Under Spez

Except /blind. Sorry about your luck!
People like to point out Participation Inequality, the fact of life that 90% of users are lurkers. But from an enshittification perspective, it doesn't matter that they're lurkers. As long as their eyeballs land on ads, they're worth just as much as the most active supermod.
Or are they?
I left Instagram once I stopped being able to see only the people I followed, in reverse chrono order. Facebook even earlier than that, because they started hiding the posts of the local businesses I WANTED to follow-- how else will I see which act is playing on Thursday nights at my local watering hole?
Clearly, Facebook and Instagram still exist. Whether they are enjoyable to visit or engage on is neither here nor there. So the 'death' of platforms that Doctorow posits is more of an existential death -- the platforms lose what made them dynamic and engaging, which is the creativity and authentic engagement of their userbase.

Rumors of Reddit’s imminent death are exaggerated*

*due to the skewed incentives in the venture class
Reddit won't die evenly. /AskHistorians, which has extremely high moderation standards, and is already struggling under the huge influx of nonsense ChatGPT comments will probably lock itself down.
More casual communities, like /DIY or /Gardening, will probably still enjoy authentically user-generated content, and subs like /whatisthisthing and /tipofmytongue can continue to have casual commentary that is simple to produce (in contrast to long-form, thoughtful, in-depth contributions like in AskHistorians)
And of course, that's the experience of reddit as it currently exists. But with more limited mod tools (see this AskHistorians thread for receipts on how long reddit has been promising effective tools for) I'd expect to see a steep decline in the quality of the content in aggregate.
Think about the number of repost bots. The number of comment-stealing bots. The amount of astroturfing and spam that you see on the daily, the stuff that gets through the current tools. Now take those tools away.
I mean, it'll be like Facebook, only with more porn. So clearly that won't be a dealbreaker for a lot of users. But it's a dealbreaker for me.
But of course it’s not like they’re going to turn the servers off. FFS, even Twitter still has the lights on, in spite of its laughable mismanagement. They’re not going to turn the servers off until they’ve extracted every bit of profit they can. How long did Google+ stay online until someone mercifully pulled the plug? 2019

So long, and thanks for all the fish

I don’t need to convince you to take your ball and go home. Stay if you like. I’ll probably maintain at least one open account to occasionally post on /whatisthisbug, in the same way that I occasionally log into Facebook to check out baby pictures shared by people I went to high school with.
But it won’t be my home.
It won’t be a place I commit time and energy and engagement to. I won’t follow subs I’m expert in and try to contribute answers when people ask questions. I won’t create content to share, and I definitely won’t moderate. I will treat it like the extractive relationship that it is-- get what I want out of the platform while leaving as few of my personal details behind for them to leverage.
It’s kind of ironic, actually, that the reddit that hates personal promotion will create a site where the only people who will bother making content will be doing it with the intent to monetize it somehow. (Which I am all for! The makers and indie creators who are doing the work of really top tier content creation. Rather you do that than PPC!)
I only want to make you aware, as I was pleased to discover, that it’s not that I am “getting too old” for a given platform, but simply that I remember when a given platform was less shitty than it is now.
And it's gotten shitty for a foundational reason, as inescapable as the turn of the seasons - the extractive nature of accepting VC funding means that the platform is obliged, little-by-little, to ruin it, in pursuit of investor returns.
To fix this you’d have to ban investing, which would simultaneously kill many of the weird moonshots we enjoy about the internet, past and present. So.

All you can do is pay attention to when your platform of choice passes your personal threshold of enshittening -- whether that’s Reddit, Twitter, or Facebook; Uber, Lyft, AirBNB; Amazon, eBay, Paypal -- and invest your energy into something new.

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2023.06.10 19:04 SarllyPop Something I dislike

It seriously is just disturbing to see how many adults on here, who have not raised Z from birth, like to project their own feelings of hate onto her. As if it’s fact that they are her views. She is a unique but angsty little preteen, she acts completely normal. I am a teacher of that age group, and I see nothing out of the ordinary with her personality. Why do people like to act like she’s some future whistle blower that can’t stand her own mother? It’s weird and it’s unhealthy imo to take it that far. She’s a child. Her mothers child. Her mom lets her be her, supports her interests, loves her and it does not take much for a child to love their parent—even if their parent is crap—which I’m not saying A is. That’s just fact. Kids love their moms and Z does not deserve to be transformed into the woke anti-Alicia superhero that people online like to make her into. It’s plain weird. Pretty sure if she saw what some of these strangers say online about her and her mom, she’d be ticked. That’s all.
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2023.06.10 19:03 a4mula Stakeholder: The new global citizen

I don't normally bring my own personal views into conversations here on Reddit. They're just mine, they're not global, they don't really apply to any other human, and mostly they're just not correct. That's not how our opinions work. Opinions are not correct or incorrect, they're just our preference. And rarely does sharing personal preference lead to greater global insight.
But there are times in which it helps to understand where someone is personally coming from.
I'm not a big fan of centralized governance. I tend to think that most individuals can do a pretty fair job of determining their own principles, values, and ethical considerations.
I'm not a big fan of corporate structure. It feels at times as if we've given more lateral freedom to these paperwork abstracts than we have the humans that they're supposed to represent.
I say these things, because it creates bias in my thoughts and considerations regarding those groups. It makes me feel as though they're on the other side of the fence when it comes to things like my personal best interest.
I'd say that's probably a common theme for many.
What I'm proposing here. It's going to come across as being Pro-individual, because I am.
But it's not. It's a responsibility that all have to take, it's an understanding that being a stakeholder means we set our prejudices aside across the board. Not just in ways that we'd like or are okay with. It's accepting that at the stakeholder level, my personal best interest, isn't the most important thing. The most important thing is the net loss or gain for the entire body of stakeholders.
We hear the term and should be familiar with the idea of a share holder.
It's someone that has a vested interest, typically monetary, in an organization with the expectation to collect benefit from the investments required of actually being a shareholder.
You own a part of an organization, be it in the form of stocks and bonds, or just as an unwritten contract. After all, you're probably a shareholder of the business you work for, even if you have no stock at all. Their interest is your interest. They write your checks.
How does being a stakeholder differ?
I'm not a shareholder of Google, or OpenAI, or Microsoft. I have no vested interest that I can have a level of expectation for return. No stocks, no bonds, I don't work for them, they don't pay me to advertise, I have no association at all with any of that. I'm not a shareholder.
We're all stakeholders in these companies however. Every single last one of us. Even if we've not agreed to be, even if we do not want to be. Even if you've only just been born, even if you've never used technology in your life.
Because they are making global decisions today that can potentially affect every member of our species.
Choices about technology and AI. We're all stakeholders in those because it will affect each and every one of us.
We're all stakeholders in Nuclear Proliferation, Genetic Experimentation, Nanotechnology, Protein Folding, Space Exploration and a countless host of other ways in which the actions of any entity working in these fields, has the potential to affect all entities.
That's what being a stakeholder means, and it's all of us. Again, consent doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you agree, disagree, if you partake or not. These are species-wide systems that will affect us all.
What does it mean to be a responsible stakeholder?
Sucks right? Didn't even sign up for this responsibility, and now I'm already talking about the rules you must follow.
That's a terrible fucking system. But it's the reality we have and if your natural inclination is to be rebellious, the way I am, and stick your middle finger towards any concept that chafes with your ideals of individual choice. This will probably be a tough pill to swallow.
But I encourage you to at least consider it. Because we're not making it through this transition as share holders or even as free men and women that have no responsibility other than to our own personal needs.
We're in this together, like it or not.
Nobody has ever asked me to be a stakeholder. Nobody ever will. But I am, as are you, and it's probably a good idea to consider what it means.
It means I no longer get to place my personal or tribal needs above that of the whole any longer.
I no longer get to ignore what's best for a corporation, or a government, or an intelligence agency. I no longer get to ignore what's best for another bloc of humanity, just because it serves my own.
We're all equal. Including the groups that we'd rather not be. Corporations do have a stake in this. Governments do have a stake in this. Intelligence agencies do have a stake in this.
And they must all be considered, not as it pertains to my own personal benefit. Only as it pertains to the global benefit of all stakeholders.
I don't get to pick and choose. I don't get to create opportunity for one group while limiting it for another. I don't get to say, that because it serves the purpose of my shareholders it's the right thing to do no matter what.
Its not. If shareholders are making choices only for their own Bloc. If a corrporation is making choices that damage the world in order to prop up their bottom line? That's not a stakeholder position.
If a government is enacting legislation that's clearly partisan? That's not a stakeholder position.
If I'm promoting my activism at the expense of any other group, even if I disagree with them? That's not a stakeholder stance.
A stakeholder stance is a simple one. I has to be. Because it cannot possess anything that any stakeholder would take offense to or disagree with.
So it can't be about opinions and values. Those are different for every single human on this planet.
It has to be a global set of standards that we say, alright. We're all adhering to this.
It has to be based in principles, not ideals. Facts, not beliefs. With the greatest consideration being given to the benefits as it pertains to every stakeholder, not just blocs within.
We can't make choices that are what's best for our constiuents, best for our shareholders, best for our cause.
Not anymore. The weaponization of difference today has become too great. It's an existential threat to our species.
So instead, we must come to understand that our personal views and preferences, while very important to us personally. Do not belong at the stakeholder level of consideration.
Instead, just the principles. Be honest. Be as unbiased as you can. Focus on the objective world, while respecting the subjective. Understand that none of us can be experts in all things, and that it's alright to defer to expertise when we lack the education, but that expertise should never be mistaken for actuality. Not all experts focus on facts and the objective world. Not all expertise can be verified by any and all. We don't want to to blindly believe any thing that touches our ears. Yet, we have to be able to lend a certain level of trust that sometimes our beliefs are just incorrect.
As a species, we're making this transition. As individuals, most aren't ready for it. Most of us want to be tribal. We want what's best for us and ours and if we're really be honest with ourselves, there's little room for any concern outside of that.
But I'm telling you, that model cannot lead us to a future. Not when a single angry individual that feels isolated and motivated towards hateful means has access to the power that today's technology is bringing about.
I respect most personal views. I'm not ideal, there are some things I just cannot respect, but I try my best to respect as many as possible even when I don't agree.
They're important. Vital even. I don't want to minimize any personal view.
But we have to get to a point in which we can set them aside long enough to help make decisions at the stakeholder level that aren't directly about us personally.
And to do that, we have to set them aside. We have to reach a foundation in which it doesn't matter who sits across from you. Be it a government, be it an intelligence officer, be it a corporate entity, be it an individual that is at the opposite end of your ideals. And find the common ground.
We're all stakeholders, and that's more important than any shareholder decision, or tribal decision we can make.
We're either going to figure this out, or this species will not survive much longer.
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2023.06.10 19:02 Thiccwithtwocs222 So much grief this year and having trouble processing

First time poster, but I’ve been here for a while and this forum has made me feel a little less alone.
In the past six months I have dealt with some of the worst things I could’ve imagined whilst navigating my new diagnosis. I was diagnosed in January and despite my treatment/meds helping with my symptoms immensely, I’ve not been coping with life and the things I can’t control. It just feels like I’ve been in a loop of grief and sadness and shame all year.
In February I said goodbye to my dog of nearly 15 years - my best friend in the whole world. 7 weeks ago my grandmother passed away and on Monday we lost my Pop (her husband) quickly and unexpectedly to covid.
On top of this I have been getting very publicly bullied and harassed by someone I used to be friends with, and it’s been affecting my business, friendships and mental health. My RSD is worse than it’s ever been and I constantly feel like my peers don’t like me even when I know I’m not in the wrong and I’ve just been targeted by somebody who is insecure about their own success/failures - but it doesn’t rationalise in my head and I get upset/obsessed over it daily.
It just feels like the world is closing in on me sometimes and managing adhd and coming to terms with it after 28 years of not knowing what was ‘wrong’ with me has been so difficult. Noticing the way people react to me when I exhibit adhd symptoms like interrupting, rambling, getting overwhelmed/overstimulated easily, forgetfulness or just being ‘too much’ in general feels like a punch in the gut and learning to love those parts of myself when it seems hard for others is something I have struggled with.
I don’t know how to process any of this or how to grieve (for my grandparents and the lifetime I’ve spent struggling) and I’m getting to a point where I either shut down or snap very easily and then end up in a cycle of shame afterwards.
Does anyone have any advice for me? How do you get through hard times when it feels like the second you start to pick yourself up, something else happens and pushes you back down?
Thank you xxxxx
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2023.06.10 19:02 Sean_Looney I couldn't relate to the autistic experience for most of my life.

I was diagnosed at 4yo (22M), and could never relate to other autistic people up until very recently. Part of that was unmasking for the first time a year ago, and I otherwise didn't feel like I ticked the boxes.
Never had an issue with textures or flavours of food, and would consider myself adventurous with food.
Never had loud, uncontrollable meltdowns (Only learned that quiet ones existed when I copped on that I was getting them).
I fit in with some NTs and not others, just like everyone else, although probably wasn't fully accepted by a lot of them.
That last point was what really confused me, because as much as I wanted to put not fitting in down to autism, I just didn't think I fit the criteria enough, and so it felt like no man's land. However this sub has definitely shown me the wider spectrum rather the linear view I was taught about growing up with it in the 2000's and 10's. And that puts me a little more at ease with my identity.
Does anyone else have (or has had in the past) similar feelings to my own? I like to think I'm not the only one who has experienced that kind of identity crisis, given how many lovely people there are here!
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2023.06.10 19:02 imdumb__123 I fell in love and we don’t even talk

Ok, in my class there is a seriously pretty boy and I can't handle this anymore, I have to tell someone. The last time I told my friend that I liked someone but I wasn't in love with them, she told me that it was okay because being in love is a very strong word. THE PROBLEM IS THAT NOW I REALLY FELL IN LOVE. It's not like I'm delusional either. He looks at me a lot in class and his friends tease him with me, I really don't know how I can like someone so much and it makes me ashamed because every time I talk to him for a small favor, he gets nervous and I try to talk to him but he just does not collaborate. He is ambiverted but with me he is always shy. I don't know what to do anymore so we can have a normal conversation. I even follow him on instagram, he follows back all the people who follow him EXCEPT me.
help me 😭 (i’m using a translator, idk ab any mistakes)
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