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AITA for not letting my ex take our daughter and move in with her new boyfriend?
2023.05.30 00:20 WTF_Conservatives AITA for not letting my ex take our daughter and move in with her new boyfriend?
I don't even know where to start. My ex and I co parent a wonderful 9 year old daughter. I am not my daughter's biological father (I found out she was not mine when she was three- I left my ex but stayed in the life of my daughter because I was already dad and the bio father was not interested).
We share 50/50 custody and have been able to co-parent effectively other than the last year. About 18 months ago my ex got mad at me for having concerns about issues when she was parenting- I won't go into detail but our ability to co-parent broke down. She took me to court and tried to force a DNA test and have my name removed from the birth certificate to where my daughter basically wouldn't have a dad.
I got an attorney and long story short... It did not go well for her. At all. The hearing officer was disgusted by what she was attempting to do as my daughter knew me as dad and we had an EXTREMELY close relationship. I'm a good dad. And I was able to prove it. I basically got to dictate the terms of a parenting plan, my child support was drastically lowered from what I was paying and I was allowed to claim my daughter every other year for taxes.
After the parenting plan was put in place we patched things up and got into a good rhythm of co-parenting like we once had. There was no more threatening to keep my daughter from me and my ex respected me as a co-parent a lot more because she is terrified of going back to court again. I have proof of her drinking and driving one time with my daughter in the car (a voice recording of her admitting it) as well as a few other issues that have happened since going to court.
Fast forward to a couple months ago. My ex meets a guy and starts spending a lot of time with him. From what my daughter and ex tell me... He is a pretty legit guy. I have no reason to have an issue with him. I hear nothing but positive stuff about him from my daughter. Well after dating about 8 weeks my ex tells me that she is going to move into his house about 1.5 hours away with my daughter. This would involve uprooting her from everything she's known, moving her farther away from me and having her change schools to a much more inferior school.
My ex has a terrible track record with guys and has been in several abusive relationships... One of the men beat her so bad that he was one of my states most wanted fugitives for what he did to her. But this was all before my daughter was born (He's my daughter's biological father).
I told my ex that because the relationship has only been going on for 8 weeks... She was free to move in with him but my daughter would not be joining them and we would have to rethink the custody arrangement to where I have primary physical if they moved forward. My ex became irate and told me that her boyfriend who she is very much in love with is threatening to leave her if they don't move in together because of the distance between them.
That was another red flag. That the relationship is so fragile that this could cause a breakup. I'm terrified that my ex is going to get herself in a position where she lives with this guy, there's violence or fighting and she can't escape. And my daughter would witness all of this. Because that's the history my ex has with relationships. Every other relationship other than ours has had violence in it.
I told my ex that she should renew her lease and I will renew mine... And a year from now if they are still together and happy- I would be willing to move to that city as well to make it all easy for everyone and our daughter and I would not contest my daughter living there.
Part of me feels like I am being inappropriate and controlling by basically dictating my ex's relationship terms. But the other part of me feels like my concerns are legitimate. And that my daughter's life should not be uprooted for a relationship that is only 8 weeks old... In it's infancy. I feel like I have a moral responsibility to kind of put guard rails on some of the decisions my ex makes when it effects my daughter due to her terrible decisions in the past. I have sacrificed a lot in life to make sure my daughter has a stable life and have always made myself the most stable person around her... It's why we have such a close relationship.
I know it's a long story... And there is more to it.... But am I being a controlling asshole here? I want my ex to be happy- she deserves that. But I also have to watch out for my kiddo.
I am using the threat of legal action to control my ex. That's a fact. And I'm not at all afraid to follow through with it.
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2023.05.30 00:19 Pred4tedHick0ry My Xbox Showcase Predictions Remade
As seeing we’re two weeks away from the showcase, I I thought it be good to redo my predictions and hope for the best.
Hellblade 2 - I fully expect gameplay and a Holiday 2023 Release Date.
Forza Motorsport - I am hoping by the Xbox Showcase that Turn 10 will have a late 2023 release date for the game.
Indiana Jones - With the Dial of Destiny Movie releasing on the 30th, I feel like a Gameplay Trailer would be imminent for the Showcase.
Contraband - I do hope that Avalanche Studios (Great studio btw, Loved Just Cause 2 & 3) has some exciting gameplay with a 2023 release date. Apparently the game was supposed to release last year but got delayed. Link to article: https://gamingbolt.com/contraband-originally-slated-for-2022-delayed-to-2023-rumoamp
Compulsion Games’ new IP - I’m not sure what to really expect but a Gameplay Or at least a teaser trailer might be cool.
Zenimax Online New IP - I hear rumors that it’s either a Star Wars MMO, a Starfield MMO (Very unlikely IMO) or it could be something knew. A reveal would be nice to see.
Persona 3 Remake - Seeing as SEGA/Atlus and MS’ relationship is pretty good and the Persona ports did decently good, I wouldn’t put it past SEGA to show the game off at the Showcase. Maybe it’s a Timed Exclusive. Plus it has been rumored and footage has been leaked. Link to article: https://gamingbolt.com/persona-3-remake-out-later-this-year-announcement-planned-for-xbox-games-showcase-rumouamp
Gears of War Collection - This is more of a personal want and I know The Coalition are busy with Gears 6, but a Master Chief Collection style Gears game would be cool to tie people over until Gears 6 happens. Gears 1-4 & Judgement running at 4K60 with Improved Visuals on UE4 with each game’s MP, all DLC and finally ported to PC would be awesome. They could probably outsource it to Epic Games since IIRC they did help develop the games.
Playground Games’ Fable - With a Series as important to Xbox as its big 3 (Halo, Gears, Forza), I do feel an update is due but I don’t think it’s coming out til next year. Maybe a short Gameplay teaser.
Fallout 4 Next Gen Update - We already know this will appear. I’m hoping for 4K60 Gameplay.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 - Despite what’s going on in Eastern Europe, the devs have teased a 2023 release window. But I wouldn’t put it past the game to be delayed to next year.
Project MARA - Not sure what to expect from the game but we might see something.
ARA: History Untold - I know this is supposed to be a Civ-like Strategy game slated for this year so Gameplay trailer is likely.
Perfect Dark - I feel with everything surrounding the game and The Initiative, it REALLY needs to come out with an update so we know how’s it’s coming along.
I know some third party games will make an appearance, some indies and Ports (FF7R & FFXIV, please god).
Starfield Direct - I highly expect the game to run at 60FPS and have Performance/Quality Modes. I think they’ll show off more of Ship Building, Crafting, reveal more of the cities & planets, and play through the beginning mission of the game.
That’s it for what I predict will appear.
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2023.05.30 00:17 Cultural_Apricot5853 To all victims of bullying, know that you are not alone
Let me give you a quick backstory. I am a dark person (born and raised in canada) and i have always felt somewhat out of place. Though i have always gotten lots of kindness from white people. (Mainly adults) high school is when the trouble started beginning. There is this group of people in my grade who love to pick on other people. Myself included. It started off with small things like making fun of the way i walk, etc. when the bullies realized i was not reacting, they escalated their abuse. They then made fun of my skin tone and name. They did this 4-5 times a day which is more than you may think. The worst part is, i finally snapped back at them after they called me a black monkey and I was the one who got in trouble. This teacher has been aware of me being bullied and did absolutely nothing to help me out but all of a sudden when i snapped, oh then im the bad person. I guess im just trying to ask for advice, was i right for defending myself? Should i just take their abuse and avoid getting in trouble? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
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2023.05.30 00:17 goldentrashbagz [F4A] Will England clench the Quidditch World Cup? And who will win Hermione Granger’s heart?
Hi, I’m K, a 20+ rper looking for another 20+ rper to write the following Harry Potter inspired plot, where I will be writing Hermione: Hermione Granger wanted a quiet life after the war. While most expected her to immediately take a position at the ministry to start enacting change, or to go into the Auror field, or to maybe even teach at Hogwarts, Hermione did none of those things. After taking a few months off to confirm that her parents memories could not be restored, Hermione returned to England and started studying healing. Now, 8 years after the war, Hermione is an established healer, known for the bold ways she combined muggle and magical practices to further medical care in the magical world.
Which is why the English national team for the quidditch World Cup finals have asked her to be their head team healer for their race for the cup. While a younger Hermione may have not accepted because of her lack of interest in the game, Hermione had not only gotten over her fear of flying, but she also acquired an appreciation for the game at the professional level because two of her best friends happened to be some of the best quidditch players of their time. So, she accepted. And now, as they’re whisked around the world to face off in the race for the cup, Hermione realizes that she’s about to get a whole lot closer to the team, and learn a whole lot more about herself as a healer and a woman. Please respond if interested in playing one of the following characters:1) Harry Potter, Seeker for England’s team. Adored by the masses for not only slaying Voldemort, but also for having beat the previous record for number of snitch catches in a season. Having long outgrown his shy, boyish nature, Harry is not only well liked by his teammates, but also by adoring fans. And while Harry has done plenty of growing up in the last several years, including dating outside his friend group and working on healing himself from the past, he’s never lost his good nature and his love for his best friend Hermione. What will it blossom into when they’re on the road for months together? 2) Draco Malfoy, beater for England’s team. He’s cocky, he’s handsome, he’s been voted Wizarding Britain’s Most Eligible Batchelor two years in a row (after Harry formally wrote to decline when they’d tried offering it to him the first year.) After his year of house arrest- where he came back stronger and taller than he’d ever been before- he made a name for himself on the Falmouth Falcons after being a walk on. While Harry Potter brushes off the ladies attention for the most part, Draco revels in it, but he doesn’t let it interfere with his game. What happens when he faces the woman he used to bully as a child after all this time? Can they mend the fences and can Draco get her to see him as more than just her childhood tormentor?
If you have other ideas for other characters, I am willing to write Hermione with several others (just no Ron). -I write paragraphs, usually more than two, and can match most lengths from short paragraphs to novella length. -please have active knowledge of the HP verse, not just having seen one movie -Please be 20+, and willing to plot out the World Cup and all the drama we can mix in with it
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2023.05.30 00:16 SuggestionSuperb1443 The "wait what" got me
2023.05.30 00:16 chipschipschipss Cult Gaia bags - worth it?
Hi everyone, first time posting in this subreddit! I'm pretty new to this part of the reddit but am really growing an appreciate for handbags I did not have before.
Right now, I'm at the Kate Spade level in terms of handbags - cute and very fun, regularly on sale, and lasts me a long time. I came across the brand Cult Gaia and have never heard of them before. I love their bags, but have found very little reviews of bags and whether they are it. Is it the brand considered high fashion?
Would love to hear your thoughts - thanks!
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2023.05.30 00:16 Physical_Company3968 Vaginal Ultrasound
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was in middle school and I am now 19 and I just recently went to a new gyno which I love and actually hears me out ! he ran all sorts of blood test and most came out good but other confirmed yet again I have PCOS and I am not pregnant and as well as starting me on birth control and it has been the best thing for me and and I just got my period last week which is a huge thing ! I have been experiencing some bloating but I do now it's normal for many reasons . But the gyno did order a pelvic ultrasound which is something I am very familiar with but he also ordered a transvaginal ultrasound and it would be my first one and to be honest I am very scared and anxious and it would be nice if some advice was offered or a walkthrough of what is going to happen would be great.
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2023.05.30 00:16 kiki_x0 32 [F4M] Australia/Online - you have bewitched me body & soul
For me this usually starts off with a life story, about a woman (aka me) on a Friday or Saturday night pondering on life as it is. Wondering why at 32 years old, I’m sitting at home, alone & pretty f*cking lonely. Instead it’s a Monday night, after a busy day at work & leg day at the gym trying to stop myself staring every minute at my gym crush.
I’ve become so content in my own company where my norm is taking myself out on dinner dates, spending a stupid amount of time at the gym & scrolling mindlessly through reddit or even dare I say it, tik tok.
Don’t get me wrong, I have friends who are basically family, a small group, a loyal group, people I probably couldn’t live with out, I also have a loving family, however I’ve always felt there’s one thing missing, that thing being my person, my “one true love” hahaha. As corny & sappy as that sounds I suppose it’s what I desire the most.
What I’ve found difficult though is finding another that is on the same page, that I vibe with, that I can just talk to endlessly about anything without it really feeling like a chore. You know the type of connection where your heart skips a beat, you get excited to hear from them & you can’t wait to share nearly every aspect of your life.
The problem I face on a regular basis though is trying to date in a pool of men who are either way out of my league, living on the other side of world or just wanting to dip their d into a moist v.
So here I am… again. Single & ready to find someone to do life with, so if you’re actually interested in taking the plunge, then read on to find out a little about me.
I’m 32 Living in Sydney, Australia. Born in New Zealand. I work full time. I decided I was sick of being miserable & hating on myself… so nearly a year ago, I decided I was going to start walking every day, which I have mostly done (except when covid knocked me about), I eventually joined a gym & realised I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I did. I’ve lost a decent amount of weight, but still thiccc af haha (I’m working on it) I love to travel & have booked a trip for the end of the year. I game here & there & for the first time this year, I’ve been doing things a little out of my comfort zone, building confidence in myself & living life a little differently.
I’m happy… for the first time ever, so I’d love to share that with another.
So if you’re keen on getting to know one another, keen on dealing with my sarcasm & satire & ready to share everything there is about you over dinner, then message me :) https://imgur.com/a/Z7wZYUB
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2023.05.30 00:16 DoofusOnWheels Why is ki charging seen as this game's version of BM?
I'm relatively new to Tekken and every time I've heard "did you just f*ing ki charge me?" I'm like, dude, what's the big deal? It's no different, hell, it might be BETTER than someone whooping my unconscious character's ass with a wicked combo for two seconds before the next round.
Is it seen as a taunt, and if so, why? Is there history behind it, or... I really don't know, and would love to find out the answer.
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2023.05.30 00:15 HolidayOriginal5330 My fiancé left me after buying my engagement ring (I proposed 1st) & also looked at wedding venues 2 months ago, any tips on how to recover?
My fiancé (28M) left me (26F) after being engaged for almost a year. I moved with him to the MW for a research year before his residency after he did not match last year. I am originally from CA & met him on the east coast while in PA school. It was a huge change for me to move to the MW as I had no friends or family there but we agreed that we had never felt this way about anybody & I was willing to do it in order to stay w this human. The last year was also tough as I was transitioning into my 1st job out of school as a provider in the emergency room. He told me 1.5 months ago that he wanted to work on some things (communication with fighting, I also have anx/avoidant attachment style which gave him anxiety) before we got married & if the things couldn’t be fixed then we weren’t going to get married. I expressed hesitation about this as I moved away from all my family/friends & gave up multiple job offers after school to move with him for his career in medicine & we were engaged, so I thought both of us were committed to the relationship & would do anything to fix problems. For the next month he wouldn’t kiss me, cuddle, show any love, make jokes all while I was trying to salvage the relationship & told him I would do anything needed to stay together. He basically told me he was scared I wouldn’t be able to change & was fearful he would have to go thru a breakup in residency. I feel like he changed after he didn’t match & took it out on me. He told me 1 week prior to breaking up with me that if America had a perfect medical system that it would just be 1 doctor, 1 nurse caring for a patient. MIND YOU I AM A PA, so he was basically saying he did not believe in APPs. I feel like he never supported my career but I was always supporting him thru not matching, residency interviews, matching process all while I had such a stressful job. I also was diagnosed w lupus & thrombophilia while I was w him & this made me question whether or not I wanted to carry kids but suggested a surrogate as we both want kids. He said he did not want a surrogate & stated this as another reason why he wanted to end things. I told him I would carry for the sake of our relationship but that I needed to come to terms w my illnesses & was scared about pregnancy, but he still wouldn’t believe me or change his mind. I made arrangements the next day to move & was gone within 1 week. I am just at a loss as I made my life about this person for the last 2+ years, was blindsided & now trying to figure out work/living & grieving the loss of the person I thought I was going to spend my life w. I also feel like a loser for even caring that he broke up with me bc what he did was completely selfish & irrational. Any advice on how to recover after something like this & how to change my mindset, whether it be books, podcasts, etc. Anything would help!!
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2023.05.30 00:14 Cdori Sold my car to Carmax and...
It just posted on the site!
I hope whomever buys it, enjoys it. They changed the tint on the front windows because it probably wasn't legal in the state she is being sold in.
But she was up to date on all her maintainence and all. I never had any issues with her. Before me, the owner took it to the dealership for all maintainence. She did need a recall done on the air bag. She drives well and great on miles. She got more miles per gallon than the manufacturers advertise. I will sort of miss her. But I love the car I have now!
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2023.05.30 00:14 tiktokbrowser He has a rebound after 2 months broken up and I can’t get over it
We broke up Feb 1 and by April 15 he met someone new. By April 30 they were in a full blown relationship. I’m talking Shared Spotify playlist (the same as ours, ouch). They have been together 1 month and he is taking her to his sisters wedding to meet his family. I am the one that broke up with him, but it was because there was 1 issue that was not getting resolved. I didn’t want it to be a forever break up. He was very insecure. Between March 1-may 1 I reached out to him 4 times and he ignored every single message. All I can think about is him and this new girl. He’s love bombing her for sure. He thinks he’s in love and so happy and I’m miserable. I just miss him so much. How can you move on from someone 2 months post break up and jump into something so fast. Did I even mean anything?
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2023.05.30 00:14 Vivicakie A letter I had struggled to send but never pushed the send button
I miss you when it’s getting warmer and it’s almost getting the sunset. It reminds me of every Sunday when I was rushing back home to cook for the week, you would order organic carrots and beef so I don’t have to do groceries myself. The truth is that, rather than unable to get over you, I do not want it go. I am so sorry for our arguments, stupid and pointless. And I know deeply eventually it will not work between us. So you did both of us a favor. I don’t know how you are these days. Are you still taking the medication and reducing your alcohol consumption. Are you still getting two sweeteners in your Americano and refusing to use microwaved water. I hate how many details I remembered about you, and your life. It must be because I loved it when I was doing everything for you. I think it helps to channel my misery about our breakup by writing it down. Dating all there is too much effort. Many times, I thought of calling you again. I thought of dropping by and pressing the doorbell. But I couldn’t. My self-esteem won’t allow it. I have to move on. And it means forgetting some of our love. But I want to bring some of your love and my love to you with me. I miss you, as a lover, as a friend, as a person most importantly. I hope you will be well.
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2023.05.30 00:13 2022guy2001 Thinking about an old trip what do you think it means
I’ve been thinking about tripping again and I’ve been thinking about past trips and I want to share part of one my previous trips,
I remember at one point sitting on a bench and suddenly my whole body feels like it’s being hugged from my head to my toes then seeing moving cogs in the grass in a sort of way like when you take a step on grass and it leaves an imprint but it was all cogs any ideas what the could mean?
I remember walking home on the same trip and closing my eyes as I walked not sure why I did that but I remember seeing some sort of being sitting crossed legged with these colourful vertical orbs infront of it and I remember a voice in my head saying the purpose of life is love and I felt a flood of love emotion I don’t know how to describe it, I’m not saying I found the meaning on life cause I know it’s just a trip and anything could happen but do you think this has any deeper meaning? I only wanted to share my experience as it’s been on my mind and I think someone else should hear it.
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2023.05.30 00:12 I_am_me_81 Yep
2023.05.30 00:11 Valenpino I am over you?
I am over you.
I didn't work and it won't work and I accepted that.
But it's not like it doesn't hurt anymore, I just feel it less.
I feel it a little bit more when I see you walking in the school halls, or when you sit with us at lunch.
I feel it a lot when we're together.
You're first love is the hardest to get over they say.
But I am over my first love, totally, yeah I'm sure, I don't like her that way, yeah yeah, it's stupid if I did.
I still like her laugh, and her smile. Especially when she smiles and she is looking straight at me.
I ain't over you, and I love the fact I don't have to.
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2023.05.30 00:10 hamtamm Do I let things go on with my [22M] best friend [23F] or do I have to take distance?
When we first started talking in December (we are in the same class and share the same schedule) I made my interest known because I really, really, can not handle dragging things out, etc. She did give me mixed signals but we ended up one night in January running around the streets, talking, kissing, and listening to music and I felt so happy.
After that night I noticed she started taking some distance and ignoring me in school so I of course respected that, but made a point to still be friendly and talk to her like any other of my classmates as I feel it's important not to be unfriendly in a schoolclass setting.
She reaches out after about a week or so, and we get to hanging out again, and I have no intentions of doing anything until my other friend told me that it looks like from the outside that both me and the girl were too afraid to make a move, waiting for the other person to initiate something. I thought my liking her was obvious already but after a night of partying where both of us showed clear interest (although no kissing due to lack of privacy and her friends being around) I told her straight up that I like her, want to get to know her better.
She says she does not feel the same and that's that, but afterwards we start hanging out nearly ever day and we get in to so many situations where I am questioning what's up - we're neither dating or a thing yet we are in situations that I would never be in with someone unless we were dating or a 'thing'. I suppress my feelings of confusion because I know it won't do any good but I do try to kiss her one night, she tells me she doesn't want to kiss me and then we part. The day after we hang out the two of us drinking until 2am (it comes up and I apologize and she says she doesn't want anything with me). When it's time to say our goodbyes she tries to kiss me, leaving me confused and infuriated for toying with my emotions, to the point where I felt I had to speak up.
I tell her we can do whatever she wants but I ask her just to tell me what it is straight up because saying one thing and doing the opposite really is nothing I can be a part of. She sends me a long, harsh text that evening about how she feels I am not respecting her boundaries and expecting something from her. She tells me she has never and will never want anything with me in the future. It gets strange for a couple weeks afterwards. We finally talk it through and set up boundaries no kissing etc etc. We are not dating and the 'signs' I saw were just her being herself with a friend she trusts.
Since then we've grown so close hanging out nearly every day for the past three months. We show up to, and leave parties together, we go on walks, drink coffee, hang out in the park, bike, listen to music - she knows my traumas and I know hers and we have a strong emotional connection.
But when I think about it, I wouldn't of have let myself get this close and be as vulnerable with her as I have unless I had strong feelings for her. And so I am in love with my best friend. I can't put that kind of pressure on her nor do I want to, as that would likely ruin our friendship especially when we've already talked about what I wrote above. We are comfortable with each other and have spoken also about how happy we are to have one another. But at the same time I don't know for how long I can continue being in a platonic friendship like this (with someone I am attracted to and have strong feelings for), that I can only compare to romantic involvements I've been in in the past
Do I distance myself? Do I continue in the hopes that my feelings fade? Do I tell her all of this? Can I?
I love spending time with her and we understand each other, but it is really difficult sometimes to speak about our friendship and first impressions and the first times we hung out when I know it is all shrouded by my affection for her.
TLDR: In love with best friend and I catch myself wanting to be intimate with her but we have already set boundaries and so I can not pursue her in any way.. Do I need to distance myself however beautiful our friendship?
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2023.05.30 00:10 Both-Sense6604 AQA GCSE Language Paper 1, Question 5
Please could someone have a look at the short story I wrote below and give it a rough mark out of 40 (or any feedback at all)? The question is from a specimen paper (Don't Ask Jack by Neil Gaiman). Thank you.
Question: Write a story about a toy that comes to life. [40 marks]
With a fierce alacrity that fuelled her muscles with a powerful flame, she jolted up from her bed; she knew what she had to do. She felt as if she had been slapped in the face with the Hand of Truth: no longer did she view the world as if afflicted with some type of terminal glaucoma that dimmed her eyes every second. No, now she saw everything as it truly was, and so, flicking the light switch on, she furiously fumbled for the Bible on her bed-side table. "Dust returns to the ground it came from," she sneered mockingly, as she opened the sacred book, tearing to tatters the pages of what she had once revered.
Now there remained another task, one of much greater importance, yet one which sent a shockwave of spasmodic terror through her body. Her anxiety choked her, but she ignored it; she grabbed the doll, and left the bedroom. Down the stairs she clattered, her heart throbbing like a drum, her legs twitching with adrenaline, her brain aching with angst. Opening the front door, she left the house, not bothering to close the door behind her; perhaps she knew she would return.
The streets were pitch black, darker even than the curtain of ignorance that blinded the residents of the town; nevertheless, she had lived there long enough now to manoeuvre her way through the litter that had piled up through public carelessness. Beside her, the river tried to follow its course, but it was clogged with plastic bags that slackened its flow, so that it appeared a grey sludge. Its delightful aroma wafted into the woman's nose as she raced across the bridge, into the field. There, at the heart, was a great shed, which had fallen into abeyance in spite of the vehement protestations of the public.
As she trudged through the tall grass of the fields towards that shed, it manifested itself more clearly. Four windows. A wooden door. A roof of thatch. Moss and weeds in every nook and cranny. A sea of grass encircling it. Its withering state did not deter her: with a frenzied haste, perhaps to make up time the grass had robbed of her, she kicked down the door of the building (if so it may be called). Out of her pockets, she drew a torch, turned it on. With the torch in one hand and the doll in the other, she proceeded to conduct a search of the room. A plywood table, draped in dust. A shelf with countless jars of bolts and nails. Garden tools. Leaves and twigs. Nothing of use. What about under the table? Surely nothing. But regardless, she dived onto the floor, and to her arrant surprise, her face lit up. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, she thought. That was it. The key, the solution, the gateway: a power supply. She hugged the doll, caressed it with affection. She whispered to it, "Oh, darling. I won't be long, I promise. Soon, very soon, we shall speak again."
But presently she collected her thoughts; now was not the time for sentimentality. Not now. Not at this critical moment. She connected the doll to the power supply with two crocodile clips and switched it on to its maximum voltage. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, she waited, her mouth contorting into a smile at the allusion. But unlike the hubristic doctor, she would love the doll with all her heart; she would take responsibility for it as if it were a precious piece of jewellery of ineffable worth. Pressing her ears against the heart of the doll, she sought to hear a pulse, anything. After what seemed a lifetime to her, there came a lub dub. Lub dub, lub dub, lub dub. She was overcome by a swoon of relief, but instead of falling to the ground, she clutched tightly onto the doll. "My baby, my child," she whispered softly, tears trickling down her face, tears of unadulterated joy. "Thank the Lord!" she cried. Several minutes of silence ensued, during which the woman whispered to the animated doll with affection. Then, after that period had elapsed, she unplugged the doll from the power supply, slowly so as not to cause any harm to it.
A sigh of relief. The baby doll still breathed; its little heart still pumped; it was still alive. With the utmost degree of care, she took the baby from the plywood table and tore through the door of the shed. To her, neither the maze of grass nor the claggy mud were obstacles: she bolted through the field, over the bridge, down the street, straight into her front door. She slammed the door behind her, and sprinted up the stairs, not checking if anyone had entered the house, not even taking her filthy shoes off. No, into her room she went, gently placing the baby onto her bed. Breathe. She exhaled deeply, knowing now that she was safe, that everything was in order again. It was very late: her watch said five minutes past two. There were probably still some shops open for baby food, but she opted instead to wait tomorrow, fearing what would happen if she were to leave her golden prize alone. Her thoughts drifted back to her infant, and she gazed adoringly at it as it slept there on her bed, as quiet as a doll. She walked over to the bed, and gently stroked it. Oddly, there was no reaction. She spoke softly to it. No reaction. She nuzzled its hair. No reaction. She touched it again. No reaction. Desperately now, she felt its pulse; there was none. A hideous scream came from the woman, piercing through the window, all the way through the neighborhood, through the town, through the country. It must have been heard even in Berlin amidst the celebrations of the Fall.
The world was indeed godless.
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2023.05.30 00:10 NYEHSPAGHETTIMASTER I PLAYED UNDERTALE AND I AM REGURGITATING THE KNOWLEDGE BACK TO YOU!!
HELLO! I HAVE FINALLY GOTTEN UNDERTALE AND I AM PLAYING IT WITH FLOWERY! AND IF YOU'RE ASKING WHAT HAPPENED TO MY FRIEND, THEN THE ANSWER IS THE REAL FRIEND WAS THE PAPYRUS WE MADE ALONG THE WAY! YES, I HAVE FOOLED YOU INTO BELIEVING IT WAS A FRIEND THAT WANTED TO PLAY UNDERTALE, BUT IT WAS ME ALL ALONG! I'M SORRY FOR LYING, BUT I WANTED IT TO BE A SURPRISE!
SO I HAVE STARTED MY JOURNEY BY READING THE STORY ABOUT HUMANS AND MONSTERS, AND THEN I NAMED THE FALLEN HUMAN! IT WOULDN'T LET ME USE "PAPYRUS" SO I NAMED MYSELF "COOL"! AND THEN I SAW FRISK STARING AT ME ON A FLOWER BED, AND I CAN MOVE THEM! SO I GUESS FRISK IS WHO I SHALL PLAY AS!
I HAVE TRAVERSED INTO THE NEXT ROOM AND I MET FLOWERY! AND HE IS TEACHING ME ABOUT BATTLES AND LOVE, BUT THEN HE SHOOTS BULLETS AT ME SO I AVOID THEM UNTIL HE GETS VERY ANGRY AND TRIES TO KILL ME (VERY INACCURATE OF YOU, GAME!) BUT THANKFULLY, TORIEL HAS SAVED ME WITH THE POWER OF FIREBALLS, WHICH HOPEFULLY DIDN'T HURT FLOWERY TOO MUCH!
I'VE ARRIVED AT THE RUINS AND TOUCHED THE SHINY YELLOW SPINNING STAR THING, AND GOT FILLED WITH DETERMINATION FROM THE RUINS! I GUESS THAT'S HOW I SAVE! TORIEL SHOWS ME HOW PUZZLES WORK, WHICH I DIDN'T NEED HELP, BUT FRISK PROBABLY DID SO I'M GRATEFUL ANYWAY! A FEW SWITCHES FLIPPED LATER AND FRISK HAS ENTERED THEIR FIRST BATTLE! THE FIRST THING I NOTICED IS THE HUMAN DOESN'T HAVE A MAGIC OPTION, BUT I CAN WORK WITH THAT! FLOWERY SUGGESTED I SHOULD SPARE THE DUMMY OVER AND OVER, BUT THAT DIDN'T DO ANYTHING SO I TALKED TO IT INSTEAD AND TORIEL WAS PROUD OF ME! UNFORTUNATELY THE DUMMY WASN'T VERY INTERESTED IN TALKING WITH ME!
I ENTER THE NEXT ROOM, AND PREPARE FOR THE PUZZLE UP AHEAD THAT TORIEL HAS WARNED ME ABOUT! BEFORE I CAN READ THE SIGN ON THE WALL, I GET JUMPED BY A FROGGIT, SO I COMPLIMENT IT AND TORIEL SCARES IT AWAY (HOW RUDE!) I READ THE SIGN AND MEMORIZE THE CORRECT PATH, AND FLOWERY SAYS IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE TORIEL WILL HOLD MY HAND ANYWAY! INTERESTING HOW HE KNEW THAT, BUT HE IS GOOD AT PREDICTING THE FUTURE!
I ENTER THE NEXT ROOM AND TORIEL RUNS FROM ME, SO I RUN TO THE END OF THE ROOM AND FIND A PILLAR, WITH TORIEL HIDING BEHIND IT VERY POORLY, BUT I PRETEND TO NOT KNOW SHE'S THERE TO MAKE HER HAPPY! SHE RETREATS FROM THE PILLAR AND GIVES ME A CELL PHONE AND LEAVES! I THEN WAIT FOR TORIEL AND CALL HER SOMETIMES, BUT THEN I LEARN THE ANNOYING DOG IS HARASSING HER AND I LEAVE TO GO SAVE HER!
BUT AS SOON AS I LEAVE THE ROOM, TORIEL CALLS ME, SO I GUESS SHE HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL! FLOWERY REFUSES TO LET ME STAY IN THE OTHER ROOM, SO ONWARD I GO! I TALK TO A FROGGIT AND IT TELLS ME ABOUT MERCY! I GET FILLED WITH DETERMINATION BY PLAYING THE LEAVES AND SAVE THE GAME! THEN I GO UP AND FIND A BOWL OF CANDY! FLOWERY SUGGESTS I STEAL ALL THE CANDY I CAN, BUT I ONLY TAKE ONE! I INSPECT THE CANDY, AND LEARN IT HEALS 10HP! INTERESTING!
I PREPARE TO LEAVE THE ROOM, BUT ANOTHER FROGGIT ATTACKS ME! I COMPLIMENT IT AND IT SHOOTS MAGIC FLIES AT ME, SO I DODGE THE MAGIC FLIES WITH EASE AND SPARE THE FROGGIT! THEN I ENTER THE NEXT ROOM AND FALL DOWN AND SEE TWO DOORS! FLOWERY URGES ME TO GO TO THE DOOR ON THE RIGHT, AND I GET ACROSS THE FALLING FLOOR AND ESCAPE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
AS SOON AS I WALK FORWARD, I GET A CALL FROM TORIEL WHO IS ASKING IF I PREFER CINNAMON OR BUTTERSCOTCH! FLOWERY SAYS IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH OPTION I CHOOSE BUT DOESN'T EXPLAIN WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER, SO I CHOOSE CINNAMON! I WALK FORWARD SOME MORE AND GET ANOTHER CALL FROM TORIEL, WHO IS NOW ASKING IF I DISLIKE BUTTERSCOTCH! I THEN FEEL BAD FOR LEAVING THE ROOM BECAUSE SHE HAS THANKED ME FOR BEING PATIENT, BUT FLOWERY STILL DOESN'T WANT ME TO GO BACK! I PUSH A ROCK A BIT AND THE SPIKES GO DOWN, BUT I GET ATTACKED BY A WHIMSUN, WHO LOOKS VERY AFRAID! I TRY TO CONSOLE IT, BUT IT RUNS AWAY! BEFORE I CAN LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM, TORIEL CALLS YET AGAIN, ASKING IF I HAVE ANY ALLERGIES! FRISK ASKS WHY SHE'S ASKING AND SHE SUSPICIOUSLY SAYS THERE'S NO REASON!
I ENTER THE NEXT ROOM, AND SEE A BUNCH OF FALLING-GROUND THINGS! FLOWERY GETS BORED OF WATCHING ME FALL OVER AND OVER AND HELPS ME WITH THE PUZZLE! BEFORE I CAN LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM, I GET ATTACKED BY A MOLDSMAL! I FLIRT WITH IT, AND WE HAVE A VERY MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION! THEN I SPARE IT, AND LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I SEE 3 MORE ROCKS AND START PUSHING THEM OVER, BUT THE THIRD ROCK IS ALIVE! FRISK ASKS IT TO MOVE, AND IT DOES SOME TOMFOOLARY, BUT FINALLY I GET IT TO THE BUTTON! BUT THEN IT MOVES OFF THE BUTTON AS SOON AS I APPROACH THE SPIKES!!! I ASK IT TO STAY ON THE BUTTON, AND IT FINALLY UNDERSTANDS, AND I AM ABLE TO ESCAPE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I FIND SOME CHEESE AND GET FILLED WITH DETERMINATION FROM THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE MOUSE MAY ESCAPE THE HOLE AND GET THE CHEESE, AND SAVE THE GAME! I INTERACT WITH THE HOLE AND THE MOUSE SQUEAKS AT ME! I THEN LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I ENTER THE NEXT ROOM AND SEE NAPSTABLOOK PRETENDING TO TAKE A NAP! I TRY TO WAIT FOR THEM TO LEAVE, BUT THEY DON'T MOVE SO I UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO MOVE THEM WITH FORCE! I CHOOSE TO CHEER AT THEM, AND FRISK SMILES AT THEM, WHICH NAPSTABLOOK FINDS FUNNY?? I GET HIT TRYING TO AVOID THE MAGIC TEARS AND CHEER AT NAPSTABLOOK ONCE MORE, AND FRISK TELLS THEM A JOKE! NAPSTABLOOK PULLS A SANS MOVE AND DOESN'T ATTACK, SO I CHEER ONCE MORE! NAPSTABLOOK TRANSFORMS INTO DAPPERBLOOK AND I CHEER ONCE AGAIN, AND WIN THE BATTLE! NAPSTABLOOK LEAVES AND I LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I READ A SIGN AND IT TELLS ME ABOUT THE SPIDER BAKESALE, SO I GO BACK TO BUY SOMETHING, BUT I ONLY HAVE 3G! FLOWERY TELLS ME I SHOULD FIND MONSTERS AND SPARE THEM, AND THEY WILL GIVE ME MORE G! I GET HIT AGAIN, BUT I HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR A SPIDER DONUT, SO I GO BUY ONE AND INSPECT IT, AND LEARN IT HEALS 12HP! I THEN CONTINUE ON MY ADVENTURES! I ALSO SAVE AT THE MOUSE ROOM AGAIN, AND I AM AT FULL HP! HOW CONVENIENT!
I TALK TO THE FIRST FROGGIT IN THE ROOM, AND LEARN HOW TO GO INTO FULL SCREEN! AND THEN WE WONDER WHAT F4 STANDS FOR TOGETHER! I TALK TO THE SECOND FROGGIT IN THE ROOM, AND IT TELLS ME ABOUT YELLOW NAMES, WHICH AGAIN, I ALREADY KNOW, BUT FRISK DOES NOT, AND I AM THANKFUL FOR FROGGIT TELLING THEM! IT ALSO SAYS I WILL HAVE TO SPARE WITHOUT YELLOW NAMES, WHICH DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME AT THE TIME! I TRY TO LEAVE THE ROOM, BUT TORIEL CALLS ME AND TELLS ME TO LEAVE SPACE IN MY POCKETS FOR SOMETHING COOL I MIGHT WANT, AND I LEAVE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I ENTER A ROOM AND LEARN I NEED TO FIND A SWITCH HIDDEN SOMEWHERE! FLOWERY TELLS ME TO LOOK AT THE TOP MIDDLE ONE LAST, SO I DO THAT AND FIND A RIBBON, NAPSTABLOOK, AND TWO VEGETOIDS! I INSPECT THE RIBBON AND PUT IT ON FOR EXTRA DEFENSES, AND BETTER LOOKS! I GET ATTACKED BY A MOLDSMAL AND A MIGOSP, AND I SPARE THEM WITH EASE, AND ESCAPE TO THE NEXT ROOM!
I FIND THREE PILLARS AND THREE DIFFERENTLY COLORED SWITCHES NEXT TO ALL OF THEM! THE SIGN SAYS THE ROOM IS GOING TO ROTATE, SO I MEMORIZE THE ROOM AND MOVE FORWARD! THE SIGN SAYS I SHOULD PRESS THE BLUE SWITCH, WHICH I REMEMBER IS BY THE FIRST PILLAR! BUT I GET ATTACKED BY TWO VEGETOIDS AND GET HIT! I ENTER THE NEXT ROTATION AND THE SIGN TELLS ME TO FLIP THE RED SWITCH, WHICH IS IN MY VISION! I FLIP THE SWITCH AND GET ATTACKED BY ANOTHER MOLDSMAL AND MIGOSP, AND SPARE THEM ONCE AGAIN! BY PROCESS OF ELIMINATION, I FIGURE OUT I NEED TO FLIP THE GREEN SWITCH, WHICH IS BEHIND ONE OF THE PILLARS! I LEAVE TO THE FIRST ROOM TO REFRESH MY MEMORY, AND AFTER SOME THINKING, I FIND THE GREEN SWITCH AND MOVE FORWARD!
I FINALLY ENTER A NEW ROOM, AND FIND TWO DIFFERENT PATHS! FLOWERY TELLS ME TO GO RIGHT, AND I FIND A FROGGIT, WHO TELLS ME TORIEL WAS HERE RECENTLY! I ALSO LEARN THAT FROGGIT IS INTIMIDATED BY TORIEL, WHICH IS STRANGE BECAUSE OF HOW KIND SHE IS! I GO UP TO FIND A GIANT CITY, AND A TOY KNIFE! I INSPECT THE TOY KNIFE, AND LEARN IT IS A DEADLY WEAPON, SO I DISCARD IT! I THEN GO TO THE OTHER PATH AND REUNITE WITH TORIEL! SHE HEALS ME AND TAKES ME TO HER HOME!
I ENTER TORIEL'S HOUSE AND SHE TELLS ME SHE WAS MAKING A PIE TO WELCOME ME TO THE UNDERGROUND! SHE ALSO TAKES ME TO MY NEW BEDROOM, WHICH I WILL BE STAYING IN FOR THE TIME BEING! I EXPLORE THE ROOM, AND FIND SHOES AND TOYS AND VARIOUS OTHER COOL ITEMS! I TURN THE LIGHTS OFF AND THE SONG TURNS INTO A MUSIC BOX VERSION! I THEN DECIDE NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO GO TO SLEEP, AND I WAKE UP TO A SLICE OF PIE SITTING ON THE FLOOR! HOW KIND OF TORIEL TO LEAVE THIS HERE! I INSPECT IT AND LEARN IT FULLY HEALS ME! THIS MUST BE A VERY VALUABLE ITEM! I LEAVE MY BEDROOM AND INSPECT THE PLANTS AND DRAWERS AND THE MIRROR! I ALSO FIND A LOCKED ROOM, AND A NOT LOCKED ROOM!
SO NATURALLY, I ENTER THE NOT LOCKED ROOM, AND LEARN IT IS TORIEL'S BEDROOM! INSIDE HER BEDROOM IS A BUCKET OF SNAILS, WHICH FLOWERY DESCRIBES AS "SURPRISINGLY GOOD", AND JUDGING BY HOW TORIEL TALKED ABOUT MAKING SNAIL PIE EARLIER, I'D SAY FLOWERY AND TORIEL EAT SNAILS! WHICH IS TOTALLY NORMAL, ACCORDING TO FLOWERY! I ALSO FIND TORIEL'S DIARY, AND DECIDE NOT TO READ IT TO RESPECT HER PRIVACY! I FIND THE MOST TSUNDERE OF PLANTS, CHAIRIEL, TORIEL'S BED, AND A BOOKSHELF THAT TELLS ME ABOUT TYPHA, OR WATER SAUSAGES! INTERESTING KNOWLEDGE! LASTLY, I FIND TORIEL'S SOCK DRAWER, AND I LEAVE THE ROOM!
I LEAVE THE HALLWAY AND INSPECT THE BOOKSHELF AND VERY OLD CALENDAR, AND THEN I TRY TO GO DOWNSTAIRS BUT TORIEL TELLS ME NOT TO! HOW SHE KNEW I WAS DOWN THERE, I HAVE NO IDEA. BUT ALAS, I MUSTN'T PLAY DOWNSTAIRS! I GO INTO THE LIVING ROOM AND FIND TORIEL READING A BOOK! I TALK TO HER, AND FRISK HAS THE OPTION TO ASK WHEN THEY CAN GO HOME?? FLOWERY TELLS ME TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING ELSE FIRST, AND SO I DO!
THE FIRE IS PLEASANTLY WARM, MUST BE MAGIC FIRE! I FIND A HISTORY BOOK ABOUT MONSTERS BEING TRAPPED BY THE BARRIER, AND ALSO I LEARNED ABOUT ASGORE'S INCREDIBLE NAMING SKILLS! I FIND SOME TOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN FILED DOWN, AND ENTER THE KITCHEN! INSIDE THE FRIDGE, THERE IS A BRAND-NAME CHOCOLATE BAR! THE SINK HAS WHITE FUR STUCK IN THE DRAIN, AND I CANNOT IMAGINE WHO'S FUR THAT BELONGS TO! I LOOK IN THE CUPBOARD TO FIND COOKIE CUTTERS FOR GINGERBREAD MONSTERS, TO WHICH FLOWERY SAYS HE REMEMBERS STEALING GINGERBREAD MONSTERS FROM TORIEL WITH THE MEDDLING CANINE ONE TIME, AND IT WAS A "BONDING EXPERIENCE", WHICH IS VERY NOT COOL OF FLOWERY, BUT I FORGIVE HIM! I FIND THE UPGRADED PIE, BUT IT'S SIZE INTIMIDATED FRISK AND I CANNOT GET IT! LASTLY, I FIND THE VERY CLEAN STOVETOP, AND LEARN FROM THE NARRATOR THAT TORIEL USES FIRE MAGIC TO COOK! INTERESTING METHODS, I PREFER USING NON-MAGIC FIRE, BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS!
I THEN TRY TO FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO LOOK AT, BUT FIND NOTHING. SO I AM UNFORTUNATELY FORCED TO ASK HOW TO LEAVE! BUT THEN TORIEL ASKS ME TO LISTEN TO HER BOOK ABOUT SNAILS AND I FEEL SUPER BAD, SO I LISTEN TO HER, AND I LEARN THAT SNAILS SOMETIMES FLIP THEIR DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS AS THEY MATURE! I DIDN'T NEED THAT KNOWLEDGE, BUT I HAVE IT NOW! AFTER SOME BOONDOGGLING, I GET THE COURAGE TO ASK HER HOW TO LEAVE, AND SHE RUNS AWAY! I LOOK THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE, BUT I CAN'T FIND HER! I CALL HER, BUT SHE DOESN'T PICK UP!!
I FINALLY REALIZE THAT THE BASEMENT IS THE ONLY PLACE I HAVEN'T LOOKED, SO I GO DOWN THERE AND SEE TORIEL STANDING THERE! I WALK UP TO HER AND SHE TELLS ME SHE IS GOING TO DESTROY THE EXIT TO THE RUINS SO I CANNOT LEAVE! SHE TELLS ME TO GO UPSTAIRS BUT I HAVE TO CONVINCE HER TO LET FRISK ESCAPE, SO I CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD! TORIEL TELLS ME ABOUT HOW THE OTHER HUMANS THAT FELL DOWN HERE HAVE DIED TO ASGORE??? VERY INACCURATE YET AGAIN, GAME! BUT I DECIDE TO MOVE FORWARD ONCE MORE! TORIEL TELLS ME THIS IS MY FINAL WARNING, AND I CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD, AND SHE THROWS ME INTO BATTLE!
THE FIRST THING I DO IS TRY TO TALK HER OUT OF THIS, BUT FRISK CAN'T THINK OF ANY CONVERSATION TOPICS! IF ONLY I HAD BEEN THERE TO HELP!! TORIEL THROWS FIRE AT ME, AND I TRY TO CHECK HER FOR SOME EXTRA KNOWLEDGE! I LEARN TORIEL HAS 80 ATK AND 80 DEF, WHICH IS HIGHLY INTIMIDATING, BUT I CANNOT GIVE UP! I GET HIT BY HER NEXT ATTACK, AND I TRY TALKING YET AGAIN, BUT TO NO AVAIL! I TRY ONE FINAL TIME TO TALK, BUT FRISK JUST CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING!! I GET HIT TWO MORE TIMES AND AM BROUGHT DOWN TO 12HP!
EVENTUALLY, I SPARE HER, AND SHE REMAINS SILENT, BUT IT SHOWED TEXT THIS TIME! THAT MEANS I'M GETTING SOMEWHERE! I GET HIT ANOTHER 3 TIMES AND AM BROUGHT DOWN TO 3HP, SO I HEAL USING THE MONSTER CANDY! I CONTINUE SPARING HER, AND SHE STAYS SILENT, UNTIL EVENTUALLY SHE USES A QUESTION MARK! I SPARE HER YET AGAIN, AND SHE ASKS WHAT I AM DOING! I GET KNOCKED DOWN TO 7HP, BUT I CONTINUE SPARING! SHE TELLS ME TO ATTACK OR RUN AWAY, NONE OF WHICH I WILL BE DOING ANYTIME SOON! SHE ASKS WHAT I AM PROVING THIS WAY, AND I GET HIT, BUT LEARN SHE'S NOW ONLY DEALING 1 DAMAGE! I SPARE AGAIN, AND SHE TELLS ME TO FIGHT HER OR LEAVE, WHICH I AM STILL NOT DOING! I SPARE HER AGAIN, AND SHE TELLS ME TO STOP IT. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY MORE TIMES I CAN TELL HER I'M NOT DOING THAT. SHE TELLS ME TO STOP LOOKING AT HER THAT WAY, BUT THAT'S FRISK'S FACIAL EXPRESSION, WHICH I CANNOT CONTROL! I SPARE HER AGAIN AND SHE TELLS ME TO GO AWAY! HOW RUDE. I SPARE AGAIN, AND SHE GOES SILENT AGAIN! I SPARE HER AGAIN, AND SHE LOOKS SAD, AND HER FIREBALLS ARE NOW AVOIDING ME! VERY SAD, BUT I'M DOING IT!
I SPARE HER AGAIN AND THE MUSIC CUTS OUT. SHE ASKS ME TO GO UPSTAIRS, BUT THE FLEE OPTION IS GONE. NOT THAT I WAS GOING TO USE IT ANYWAY. SHE TELLS ME SHE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME HERE, AND I'M SURE SHE WILL, BUT FRISK CLEARLY WISHES TO RETURN TO THE SURFACE! SHE TRIES CONVINCING ME TO STAY. I CONTINUE SPARING HER, AND SHE ASKS ME WHY I AM MAKING THIS SO DIFFICULT. UNFORTUNATELY I CANNOT ANSWER. SHE ASKS ME TO GO UPSTAIRS, WHICH I DO NOT! SHE GOES QUIET AGAIN, AND STARTS LAUGHING! SHE THEN CALLS HERSELF PATHETIC, WHICH IS VERY NOT TRUE!! SHE GOES QUIET AGAIN, BUT SHE FINALLY AGREES TO LET FRISK GO!
THE BATTLE ENDS AND SHE TELLS ME TO NOT GO BACK TO THE RUINS! I WILL TRY TO CALL HER SOMETIMES WHILE ON MY JOURNEY! SHE THEN HUGS ME AND LEAVES! AND I DIDN'T CRY! I SWEAR! I THEN CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD, AND I MEET FLOWERY AGAIN, WHO SHAMES ME FOR SHOWING MERCY, AND LAUGHS AT ME! BUT NOW I KNOW HIS PLAN ISN'T REGICIDE, SO THAT'S GOOD! I THEN WALK INTO THE DOORWAY AND READ THE CREDITS! AND THEN I ARRIVE AT SNOWDIN, BY THE GIANT DOOR!
I WALK FORWARD AND GET HARASSED BY SOMEONE'S SILHOUETTE! I REACH THE BRIDGE AND STARE AT THE SILHOUETTE AND IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S SANS! VERY INACCURATE AGAIN, GAME! I MET THE HUMAN FIRST! BUT THIS IS SOMETHING SANS WOULD DO, SO ALSO ACCURATE IN A WAY! FRISK SHAKES SANS' HAND AND HEARS THE WHOOPEE CUSHION! SANS THEN ACTIVELY DOESN'T DO HIS JOB, AND SOMEHOW GOES THROUGH THE BARS, SAYING THEY'RE "too wide to stop anyone", WHICH IS VERY NOT TRUE! THOSE BARS STOPPED EVERYONE!
FRISK HIDES BEHIND THE LAMP AND A VERY HANDSOME AND COOL SKELETON RUNS ON-SCREEN! I ALSO WATCH THE SAME CONVERSATION I HAD WITH SANS THAT ONE TIME PLAY OUT, SO GOOD JOB FOR BEING ACCURATE, GAME! BUT ALSO HOW DOES THE GAME KNOW ABOUT THAT?? ALSO, IT JUST DAWNED ON ME THAT SANS WAS HELPING ME WITH HIS GOOFY ANTICS??? ANYWAY, FLOWERY AND I LAUGH AT MY PUN, BOO AT SANS' PUNS, AND CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD! SANS ASKS THE HUMAN TO SHOW THEMSELF TO ME TO CHEER ME UP, AND IF SANS REALLY DID THAT, I THANK YOU BROTHER! IT DID IN FACT CHEER ME UP! AND THEN SANS LEAVES, AND SO DO I!
I GET FILLED WITH DETERMINATION BY THE LAMP'S CONVENIENCE AND SAVE THE GAME! AND THAT IS WHERE I SHALL STOP PLAYING FOR NOW, BECAUSE I NEED TISSUE! BECAUSE! I AM NOT CRYING!! I JUST HAVE SOMETHING STUCK IN MY EYE AND NEED TO GET IT OUT!! I SHALL PLAY UNDERTALE AGAIN LATER! I HAD A LOT OF FUN, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS VERY INACCURATE SOMETIMES!
-NYEHFULLY YOURS, PAPYRUS AND FLOWERY
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2023.05.30 00:09 sky_hii In laws and hospital help
TLDR; in-laws refuse to help watch out toddler at our house while I’m in the hospital claiming it’s an inconvenience to them, I just want my toddler somewhere I know she’s safe and comfortable while I get through this.
I posted a few weeks ago about Mother’s Day drama. Well, now I’m back and in the hospital for a few weeks with pregnancy complications. I’m 35 weeks tomorrow and got here 4 days ago on Thursday due to high blood pressure readings. Could be here until 38 weeks or until I’m induced. I have a toddler at home and the birth plan has always been that the in-laws would switch out with my parents every other day or one do days and one cover nights at our house. Main problem- our house. I want her in an environment I know is toddler proof, free of large animals, she’s comfortable and familiar with ( especially with how long I could be in here for). We discussed this with each set of grandparents weeks ago and everyone said they’d definitely help us and to just let us know when and where we needed them. I took that as staying at our house with her was no problem, how else would I have taken it?
Well here we are weeks earlier than expected in a semi emergency situation. We had to call my mom to grab our toddler Thursday afternoon to rush to the hospital, which happened to also be my sisters birthday and the next day was the last day of school. Meaning, situationally, toddler stayed with my mom at her house that night and the next night just due to school and short notice ( they have dogs and I have multiple younger siblings so packing up to stay at our house needed time to work out so short notice).
Now, because she stayed at my moms house for a few nights my in-laws are refusing to come to our house. They said we’re (meaning me) ungrateful of their help. That I’m manipulating my fiancé because they know he’d trust them. That my request to keep her at our house is one sided and ridiculous and no one would ever do that. It’s an inconvenience and I should be happy they spoil her and love her and let them have her. Leading to them telling my fiancé that he should just lie to me about where she is. There are a few reason I don’t want her at their house- the above mentioned along with the fact that they want to take her swimming in a pool with no shallow end, only a ladder to get out (she has no swim training and they like to drink at the pool and have displayed unsafe pool play infront of us before), they vape and leave the vapes out everywhere, they refuse to baby proof the house, and have a large dog that nips at her. My mothers house isn’t perfect either, but that’s why I said everyone had to go to our house. Just so it’s one last thing to worry about.
Now I don’t even want them involved. Telling him to lie to me really hit a nerve and makes me more convinced if we did involve them, they’d just lie about where she is probably even to him. I don’t know if I should say something to them or if I should just continue to ignore the situation and let my family come to the house to watch her without in laws help. I knew their love for me wasn’t real years ago, but for it to come out while I’m struggling and for them to make it like a personal attack is insane. My mom and grandmother are driving 30 minutes out leaving their homes and pets and my siblings to help us, and yet in-laws claim they can’t go 10 minutes from their house to stay with her because they “have a house to maintain”. Should I be saying something?
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2023.05.30 00:09 jammerxd2 Insta360 Link Controller Application Freezes PC With High Refresh Rate Monitors
I recently got a Insta360 Link webcam and am LOVING IT! However, I have a Odyssey G9 Neo monitor that has a 240Hz refresh rate. When running the Insta360 Link Controller program - even if it's only in the system tray, my PC freezes and stutters until I exit the program. As soon as I go and change the refresh rate to 60Hz instead of 240Hz, everything is fine.
I tried using nvidia control panel and setting the refresh rate limit to 60 but that did not work either.
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2023.05.30 00:08 2ManyProblems2 Should I buy my friend's house? (Again)
Context: I recently purchased a 1 bed house from a friend in Bristol.
I absolutely love the house, it's small, but has south facing sun trap of a garden, really polished finish in all rooms (except bathroom which I'm having done next couple of months) and I've settled in nicely now having moved here ~ a year ago.
However, another friend of mine has recently moved (without having had to sell their home) and they have been kind enough to offer it to me for £230k. The house is a 2 bed terraced house about 5 minute drive from me (in Bristol), and looking on Zoopla, these houses tend to be worth anywhere from £280k - £300k.
The numbers: I took out a 2 year fix on my current place at 1.68% for 180,000 mortgage with a 25k deposit (total purchase price £205k).
I have 35k saved up and have been told by an estate agent that my house could now be worth anywhere between 215k - 225k (the latter sum I'm sceptical of given it's a 1 bed and will likely only attract FTB with limited funds, much like myself at the time).
I currently earn 50k but would not like to increase my mortgage amount due to interest rates. I'd rather port my mortgage over and put 15k of my own cash in if I did go for the 2 bed (assuming my house sells for 215k)
I'm aware that selling/purchasing fees are likely to cost anywhere between 7-10k (conveyancing, mortgage transfer, structural surveys, EA fees, but no stamp duty which is a massive plus!) - I did buy using a LISA, not sure if this means anything when it comes to selling now?
Overall it would likely cost me ~25k in total to move from my 1 bed to the 2 bed.
The issues: My friend's 2 bed house is not without it's issues!
There is severe damp issues in the front downstairs and upstairs of the property as well as the rear upstairs and downstairs of the property.
None of the floors in the property are straight, and at times it can feel like you're in one of those fun houses that you get at fun fairs.
There is potential electrical issues also, and several windows and doors within the property need attention due to being poorly maintained (one of them doesn't shut fully which could be a real pain in winter!)
I currently benefit from off street parking and would lose this and inherit awful on-street parkin on a very narrow and crowded road in an area that is a little more rough round the edges.
I'm also worried that the structural survey is going to shine a light on some other major flaws.
I'm aware that the rendering both front and back has several cracks in it which could be one of the main causes of damp.
All in all, to get the house to a condition where I would feel 'happy' to live in it, it could cost upwards of 20-40k and to cope with the extra running costs, I'd probably have to get a lodger to occupy the second room. (both rooms are spacious double rooms).
The Qeustion: What would you do in my situation? I've grown to become quite happy in my sunny little 1 bed, and the only reason I would take the offer of the two bed is so that I could somewhat future proof myself at a somewhat decent price point.
I would have a potential 50/50 split with mortgage and bills from having a lodger, but would also live in a house in a much worse condition, with a much worse finish, and also lose many amenities I currently enjoy such as a spacious sunny garden, off street parking, nicer location, and most importantly, relatively nice emergency fund saved meaning I can worry a little less about money.
I feel like this 2 bed property could become a huge investment but also a huge burden and something I'm not quite willing to subject myself to just yet. But an offer like this might never come around again, and I don't want to be left kicking myself when I eventually outgrow my 1 bed that I didn't make the move at a time where I could have gotten a 2 bed ~40k under market value w/no stamp duty to pay.
I understand a lot of this question will boil down to how I feel personally and what I prioritise now vs. later in life, but I would still love to hear what you would do if in a similar position to mine or hear any similar experiences you might have.
Thanks for reading, and even more for responding!
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