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2008.09.08 02:21 Vegetarian

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2008.05.26 23:21 IndiaNews: The Official Indian News Subreddit for Indians

IndiaNews: The Official Indian News Subreddit for Indians

2021.02.20 04:07 NikitaGokhaleRealm

Nikita Gordijn is an International Model, Indian Actress, Model (art) for fine-art photography around the world & Beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss India Bikini 2015 and represented India at Miss World Bikini Model 2015 in Malta, Europe on 24 October 2015. She represented India at Miss Glamour Face world 2016 in Berlin, Germany on 10 September 2016.

2023.05.29 23:27 Shapesnatch-chan [US-MA] [H] GMK Hazakura Latin Base, Hiragana Base, Novelties, Spacebars, Rama M6, Pink, White Latrialum VDay 2022 Prismatic Petal, MitchCapped Olivia, Metaverse Artisans, JAK Sprout, Moondrop Starfield, Moondrop Blessing 2 Dusk Engraved, Paypal [W] Paypal, HHKB Pro 2 PCB, EC Pro 2

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Hello, I have a few things for sale. CONUS only sorry international people. Feel free to send offers. Worst I can say is no. All prices include Paypal fees and shipping. Thank you
GMK Hazakura Latin Base - $170
GMK Hazakura Hiragana Base - $170
GMK Hazakura Novelties, Spacebars - $100
GMK Hazakura Rama M6, Pink, White Artisans - $160
Bundles are welcome
Latrialum VDay 2022 Prismatic Petal - $110
MitchCapped Olivia MX stem - 2 Sets of WASD, R1, FN, 1 7u Spacebar - $120
MitchCapped Metaverse MX stem 1 Set of WASD, R1, FN, 1 7u Spacebar - $90
JAK Sprout Keycap White - $25 or free w/ any bundle of 2 items just ask
Moondrop Starfield - no chips, 3 filters left original tips included, Blessing 2 Dusk Engraved , 8 filters, sealed cable/accessories included, tips on IEMs not included - trades
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2023.05.29 23:18 owlmtn 35 [m4f] Intellectual married guy with some time alone this summer

I’ll have the house to myself for a couple of weeks this summer and am hoping to find some company for a night or two. I’m also open to travelling or getting a room if you’re more comfortable with that.
I’m 35, white, 6’4, meticulously clean, ddf, have had a vasectomy & have proof. I’m a dominant type yet very attentive and giving in bed. I especially enjoy going down on a woman…
I’m a business professional type, just finished my masters in International Relations, play music on the weekends, enjoy running and am an avid reader. I try to stay well rounded…
Ideally, you are 21+, very clean, ddf (420 is fine), and really into the idea of being with a married guy. Open to any race, status, or size so long as the connection is good.
Won’t be too long winded, but if you’re interested at all, just reach out…let’s make a summer success story!
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2023.05.29 23:14 ThrowRA_Furturd My friend (32F) didn’t ask me (30F) to be a bridesmaid and I’m angry. I don’t know if I should tell her how I feel

My friend of 5yrs who was my bridesmaid Aug 2022 got engaged. I had a hunch she would ask me to be a bridesmaid but tried not to get my hopes up. I told her & fiancé I know they have lots of friends and understand if they don’t pick me but they said “Don’t even worry about that” and other comments that led me to believe they would.
She asked me months ago to Save May 27. I thought she might ask me that day. May 4 she canceled because her sister was visiting. I saw her several times after that. She came over May 20 for my Bday and decided that was the right time to corner me in the bathroom to tell me the news. I was so upset I literally puked as soon as she left. I was devastated but didn’t say anything because its her wedding.
May 27, her sisters were in town but as I suspected, that was when she asked all the girls she choose to be bridesmaids. This made me angry because she could have told me when she cancelled in the first place or the several times I saw her IRL.
She asked her 2 sisters, 3 childhood friends, a girl she unpromptedly told me she wouldn’t, another she cried to me about not being in her bridal party last year, & a girl she had a 2-3 year falling out with but let back in recently, who she complained to me about many times for feeling taken advantage of by her.
She said she wants to include me in dress shopping & planning the bachelorette but I’m not interested. She has 8 women she felt were worthy of the honor she can ask.
I feel very unappreciated because I already committed to creating their invitations and any design they might need long before they decided their wedding party. I don’t think she recognizes all the ways I’ve gone above & beyond for her over the years (always going to their house, watching their dog, buying groceries & TP for their house if I noticed they were low and not asking for repayment, etc).
I’ve learnt where I stand & know I need to take a step back, I can’t put so much energy into a relationship that isn’t reciprocated. I am grieving hard though because she was my 2nd closest girlfriend and right now I don’t want to speak to her. I’m not sure how to move past it if I’m harbouring all this resentment or what I should say when the time comes she tries to start including me in things.
My husband thinks I should talk to her because I feel our relationship is damaged and will never be the same. I’m also very expressive and terrible at hiding my emotions so she will know something is off in person. Normally I could talk to her about anything, she is very understanding but this is her wedding. I don’t even want to be in it after this, I’m clearly not valued as highly as I valued her. I feel the way she went about it was completely unfair and in the end she kind of gaslit me.
Should I tell her how I feel to repair the relationship or suffer in silence & take a big step back from the friendship?
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2023.05.29 23:13 lyssararri AITA letting my friend embarrass herself by not defending her in spanish

I 20F, am fluent in english & ik spanish, I used to speak it all the time when I was 14-15, my bf at the time taught my bc he was fluent in both. He passed away when I was 15, I went to Spain 3 months later, I spoke it there, & then stopped speaking it. I’ll speak spanish, but I don’t go out of my way too. Every now n then there will be a phrases I don’t know, & will translate it on the translator. My international friends(the boys) saw me use the translator one day & asked if i wanted to learn spanish. I said already know a lot, i just don’t speak it often bc . they understood. The boys are all attending college here n are from different countries. They all speak 3-4 languages, fluent in their native language, spanish, english (or becoming) & another. They all had some friends visiting as did I, all their friends speak spanish more fluently than english, my friends only speak english.
We decided to have our friends meet, so I brought 3 girls over. The boys told their friends that ik spanish, but most likely won’t speak it to them n why. G2 realizes they are speaking in spanish from the few words she’s heard/knows. She begins telling them, that I’ve been teaching her spanish (i am not.) the boys looks at me then look to their friends, asked her “how much has she taught you.” “quite a bit,” i’m absolutely confused. The boys can see it on my face bc it’s the same look i give them when i tell them to repeat what they said bc i didn’t understand.
In spanish they called her a liar, laughing making inappropriate jokes. One of them said her name then asked her in spanish how they are supposed to believe her when i’ve barely spoken to them in spanish. she responded with “yes i’d love to.” The boys n i are dying, G3 sent the entire conversation to her friend who speaks spanish, got the translation back, they were pissed n left.
G1 stayed with me n we laughed our asses off. Her spanish is terrible, a boys english is terrible, so we were speaking spanglish & translating the rest of the night. It was the first time the boys heard my spanish n they were dying. All the hard times I had given them for their english they were returning. They said it’s a good thing i’m not teaching her bc i’d be the worst teacher ever. G1 laughed saying she was learning more from tonight than she ever did in spanish class.
We ended up knocking out there, she slept on their couch i passed out on the kitchen counter. We left shortly after to met up with the other girls. They asked if I defended her. I told her no. G1 cut in saying they taught her more spanish n they probably would have taught G2 to if she didn’t give a terrible first impression by lying to them. G3 said I should have said she knows the basics & really doesn’t know to much, but she thinks she does bc learning a language is a lot. G2 said I should have used it as a lesson, that i let her embarrass herself n i’m an asshole.
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2023.05.29 23:11 ericsin03 My 2 yr relationship (M24) and mental health is rapidly deteriorating due to my GF’s dependency on her OF (F22).

I’m very conflicted on what steps to take so I am using this throwaway account and hope someone can help because I really don’t know what steps to take. In retrospect, this issue sounds so stupid I can’t help but laugh, but I really wish I was joking. I met the love of my life over Instagram over 2 yrs ago, and instantly hit it off with her. We both enjoyed fashion, shared the same Indian heritage, really liked the same foods, etc. (bonded instantly). Fast forward a couple months and we’re both in deep love, and I’m thinking I’ve met the girl of my dreams. As the relationship went on, she started an Onlyfans to help take care of personal financial issues, and eventually started using her instagram(s) to promote it. I didn’t mind at first, we had great communication and I understood the purpose for her doing it. I am by no means trying to be possessive, and apologize if this comes off as such. However, over time, I saw her change personalities from a very kind and wholesome partner (who was happy and always smiled), to someone willingly obsessed with numbers and desperately willing to become more explicit to make more money (being more depressed, obsessive, and bent on becoming “famous” over time). I didn’t mind the poses and whatever at first, but at this point it’s so explicit and disrespectful towards me I can’t stomach it anymore (is sexting other people on OF for tips, posting on explicit subreddits 24/7, growing increasingly desperate for more followers and subscriptions, spends days worrying ab what content to produce, flirts with fans and asks what positions her fans would want to fuck her in the most, and never considers the impact this has on me). Essentially, I feel that I’ve lost her to the amount of $ she makes, bc she’s incredibly successful and is making a lotttt of $ (which I’m happy for, don’t get me wrong, i fully support and recognize the importance for financial independence). I see that her mental health has steadily deteriorated, she has become so desensitized to the content she is producing and doesn’t realize the impact of her actions (she’s young so in context for her future and prospective jobs i guess), and really, it’s affecting both our personal lives, that I can’t help but feel the $ is not worth it (she has said this too, but refuses to give up her work out of ego and losing her “fame”). She’s so sick of the comments and horny guys in her comments that we rarely ever sext or talk intimately like we used to, and really now only when she’s drunk. I feel like I’m losing her to the $ this platform is producing (humbly speaking I can fend for myself so the income difference is not an issue for me), and when I try to bring this up and be communicative in a genuine way, all I’m told is that this will not be forever and to accept that she’s a full time content creator for now. She’s a great partner and the only girl I’ve loved this much, but it’s getting to the point where I can’t ignore the “elephant in the room”, to the point where it has severely affected my own mental health. She loves me very much and we are best friends, but I can’t help but feel this rift is growing too big for me to keep supporting her 100%, while feeling this way internally. She has come to me crying before after she had public encounters with fans recognizing her, and I have done nothing but support her and try to be there for her at all times. However, I feel like I’m missing the same support back, that I wonder to myself sometimes wtf I’m doing. I guess I’m really scared of being alone as I’ve already invested so much time and love into this relationship, but at this point cannot continue to see my partner invalidate me over and over. I completely understand she has her own bills, responsibilities, and friends/family to support, but I really feel l’ve reached my breaking point. To anyone who read this all, thank you. Just had to get this off my chest, I really don’t know who else I can talk about this with. Should I try to work things out and believe that this will be something of the past soon, or focus on myself and move on?
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2023.05.29 23:10 pokemondoctor4 Original tickets

Original tickets
My wife and I are with family today and while going through some of her grandmother’s scrapbooks, we found these; which we were told, are tickets from the opening day of Disneyland!
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2023.05.29 23:09 E_X_1 [US-TX] [H] Cruel World CW88 Skunkworxxx LE, RAMA Thermal +, Bubble 75 Premium, PBTfans Pyga, GMK Honey & RAMA, GMK Stealth & Blackout kit, GMK Civilizations bundle, MT3 sets, Iron 180 PCB and plates, Mr Suit PCB, NK87 foams, New Nixies switches [W] PayPal

Prices do not include shipping. Shipping to US and Canada only at this time. No other international sales. Please comment before DM and no reddit chat please. Bundles get priority and discount. Not FCFS. Thank you!
CW88 Skunkworxxx Pics
Bubble 75 Pics
Item Description Price
Cruel World CW88 Skunkworxxx Edition Brand new never built. I tested the PCB with VIA to make sure it was functional. Factory PC plate. WKL with F13. $695
Thermal + Rose Gold Comes with Kuro (black for contrast) plate and rose gold plate. Plates have marks from switch puller. $395
Rose Gold RAMA Cap New and sealed. $40
Bubble 75 Premium Red top, black bottom, brass weight, extra new HS PCB, PC, POM, and Alu plates. Two marks on top from switch puller (see pics) $265
GMK Honey Base kit will be shipped with original sleeve, no trays, in bag. ZERO texture loss or shine. Literally used for an hour. $295
GMK Honey RAMA Cap Brand new and sealed. $95
GMK Civilizations Bundle Sealed base kit, novelties, and pillars deskmat. $195
GMK Stealth Bundle Opened but unmounted base kit and sealed BLACKOUT kit and spacebar kit. Will include GB stickers. (Would look awesome on the Skunkworxxx board). $395
PBTFans Pyga Kit has very little use. Mostly used on display on one of my white TKLs. Box has a few dings but that is it. $325 $295
MT3 BoW & WoB Bundle Black on white and white on black MT3 kits. Mounted but never typed on. Good to mix and match. $45 ea or $90 for both kits.
Iron 180 PCB, Plates, and Foams Bundle Sealed PCB for the Iron 180, S+R forged carbon fiber plate, SMRT PP plate, and two sets of Stupidfish plate and case foams. All foams and plates are for ANSI except for the PP plate which is Tsangan. $275
Iron 180 S+R Forged Carbon Fiber and Brass Plates Both are for ANSI. $125
Mr Suit PCB Opened but never used solder PCB for the Mr Suit. Will not include foams. Just the PCB. $40
TX Stabilizers Two sets of TX stabilizers for 6.25 WK and 1.6mm PCB. New and unused. Black. $25
New Nixies switches x72 switches are new, never used. $40
NK87 Foams Used Stupidfish foams for the NK87 aluminum edition. Includes plate foam and PE sheet only. $20

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2023.05.29 23:06 spatialsilver88 [NEW ARRIVALS] Byzantine Carthage Globular Solidus + MS63 California Gold + a Tribe of $2.50 Indians + Tunisian 10F + French Rooster 10F + Malta 5£ + Fremch Silver 10F Hercules + Sale Preview!!

In an effort to save time I've decided to just make one post for all new items.
These are all available now. I will be posting a memorial day later today 05/29 on pmsforsale
Without further adieu:
New Slabbed/Graded Gold:
New Silver:
New Unslabbed World Gold:
☆☆☆☆☆ SILVER ☆☆☆☆☆
☆ ☆ [QTY: 21] (1964-1973) French 10 Francs - Hercules - Reissue of the same design and with the same coin specs of the famous LMU silver (1848-1849) French 2nd Republic 5 Francs - Hercules designed by Augustin Dupré. Very similar in size and silver content to a US pre-65 silver dollar (Peace, Morgan, etc). Excellent Condition, proof like mirror finish. Super shiny - 0.900 Fine Silver - 0.7234 ozt ASW - 37mm Diameter
☆ $30/ea or (5+) $29/ea
☆ NGC VF Byzantine Empire AV Solidus Heraclius + Her.Constantine - More Info:
▪︎ 4.43g
▪︎ Planchet: AV (Highest Purity: ~0.998 fine Au)
▪︎ Strike: 4/5
▪︎ Surface: 3/5
▪︎ Pedigree: Ind.6, 1st cycle, AD 617/8
▪︎ Mint: Carthage (Tunisia)
▪︎ Very Scarce - Especially certified specimens with documented Pedigree
☆ $895 + Shipping
☆ NGC MS63 California gold rush "California Coat of Arms" private minted gold circulation coin/token - More Info:
☆ $195 + Shipping
☆ USA Pre-33 $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagles - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.1209 ozt AGW - 18mm Diameter - Only Incuse Coin in US History:
▪︎ 1908 - $409
▪︎ 1910 - $419
▪︎ 1913 - $419
▪︎ 1915 - $419
☆ French 10 Francs - Marianne Rooster (Coq) - LMU Standard 10 Unit Gold - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.0933 ozt AGW - 19mm Diameter:
▪︎ 1901 - $259
▪︎ 1911 - $254
☆ Tunisian 10 Francs - Ali III - LMU Standard 10 Unit Gold - 0.900 Fine Gold - 0.0933 ozt AGW - 19mm Diameter - Minted while Tunisia was a French Protectorate - Only LMU Gold Minted in Arabic & Only LMU Gold Minted for Circulation on African Continent:
▪︎ 1891 - $279
▪︎ 1891 - $279
☆ (QTY: 2) 1972 Malta 5M£ - First Gold Coin Minted for the Fully Sovereign Republic of Malta - Extremely Shiny Prooflike Mirror Finish - 0.916 Fine Gold - 0.0884 ozt AGW - 20mm Diameter - Scarce - Total Mintage of 15,000 - Obverse Shows Islands of Malta - Reverse Shows Original Malta Coat of Arms: CoA is supported on each side by a Lampuki fish - one holding a palm branch (victory) and one holding an olive branch (peace). Additionally, there are waves/ripples surrounding the base of the emblem:
▪︎ $225/ea
These coins are available for purchase now here on spatialpms and will be included in my memorial day sale later today if still available.
Shipping is via USPS: $4.50 for first class w/ tracking or $9 for a Priority box
Zelle, Venmo, PPFF, and Cash App are all acceptable payment methods.
As always, feel free to ask for additional pics, video, or any questions you may have.
Thank you!
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2023.05.29 22:57 AreYouWildAsMe Offering a (hopefully) supportive hand and word to you…from a Healed (ex-)spouse.

I recently stumbled upon this subreddit, and in reading thru many of your experiences, internal struggles, and the painful issues created within your families and partners alike, I observed many similarities to the struggles I’ve faced within my own healing journey…Quickly reflecting for me a new found appreciation for your (widely misunderstood) addiction.
Even though I am clearly sitting on the opposite side of your addiction, I can assure you all that it is still the SAME table we ALL struggle to sit at when it comes to recovery and the healing of our wounds.
It’s comforting to see just how many of you seem to Truly Love your partners/spouses and your willingness to take accountability for your behaviors. Taking accountability is one of the most important things we can do in this life.
As a former victim of an Abusive SA’d ex, your shared experiences have continued to actively contribute to the mending of my own Heart, Mind, and Soul. Despite your issues and any shame or guilt that may accompany it, it’s important to acknowledge how your strengths and struggles are not only appreciated but inspiring as well.
However, there has been One Thing regularly noticed that still breaks my heart as it truly saddens me to read how many of you already suffer this battle alone in the silence of the shame and guilt you already feel.
…and that One Thing is noticing those of you who seem to have inadvertently become the abused and neglected as you desperately feel the need to (rightfully) support your loved ones.
Please take no offense in my perspective here, as my words will obviously not apply to Everyone here… but as a Healed “victim” of abuse, the hardest pill I had to swallow was in learning how to take Accountability for how I negatively contributed to my own painful situation with self-sabotaging behaviors.
In seeing how justifying either partner’s negative, neglectful, hurtful, and/or controlling type reactions and behavior(s) in retaliation to the emotional pain caused was not only counterproductive, but it also gave the other full permission to become abusive on a whole different level.
It’s imperative for those of you who are genuinely committed to recovery and healing, to see how allowing the hurtful cycle of “Reactive Abuse” into your healing efforts only serves to further fuel your addictions in aggravating your (already present) painful feelings of shame, guilt, and fear, and will obliterate whatever is left of your sense of self-worth.
Without a doubt, you ALL deserve just as much Love and Support (if not more) than those you are also trying to comfort in the wake of your addictions, because a balanced, loving, and supportive relationship is vital to your own healing journey.
Good Luck 🍀 & Godspeed, and with much Love and Gratitude in my Heart, I thank you all.🙏🏽 💚
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2023.05.29 22:50 rubee_bee Give an absolutely delulu, museum obsessed rising junior a reality check pls 💀💀💀

Demographics: Asian 💀 Female
Residency: NY 💀 (arguably one of the worst areas for admissions besides cali)
Hooks: Mid-Sized Private High School, First-Gen
Income: <$60k 💀
Intended Major(s): anthropology
SAT & ACT: not yet but plan on submitting
UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.9UW/4.6W Rank: Top 10%
Coursework: AP World (just took), APUSH, AP Bio, AP Lang
Awards: international thing w/ internship, psva, NLE gold, regional art comp, maybe girl scout gold??
  1. Business internship (intern -> team lead -> staff)
  2. Law internship (intern -> team lead)
  3. Started tutoring program w/ my school and local elementary school
  4. Museum tour guide during summer
  5. FBLA treasurer
  6. Teen art council for museum
  7. Girl Scouts (senior leader rn)
  8. Varsity badminton
  9. JV soccer
  10. Editor for school newspaper
Additional Information
Def mentioning that I couldn't take 4 units of language because my school got rid of mine after 3. Not sure if I should mention extra small ecs like:
  1. Transcription volunteer for Smithsonian
  2. Latin club secretary
Essays/LORs/Other: Not yet lmao
Schools: List of colleges, ED/EA/RD, etc
Reaches: Columbia, Harvard, Vassar, NYU, Georgetown, Boston College, Barnard College, Brown, Notre Dame, Uchicago, Penn, Dartmouth, Duke, Yale, Princeton, JHU
Targets: CUNY Baruch, CUNY Hunter, SUNY Binghamton, College of the Holy Cross
Safeties: CUNY City College, SUNY Cortland, St. John’s U
Biggest issue for me is financial aid so I’m mostly applying to full need schools or publics in NY. So far, the ones I like the most are Columbia, Harvard, and Notre Dame. Columbia is right next to The Met, Notre Dame has a special Smithsonian program, and so many high-up staff members at The Met went to Harvard. Would love a reality check to see if I truly stand a chance at these schools. I know that without tests or writing it’s hard to guess but do I have a strong enough base of my ecs/gpa?
P.S. Not sure if this helps but I have a way of connecting my business/law ecs with anthropology
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2023.05.29 22:41 teenworf1984 Grad story - labour fear, big baby, hosp birth, epidural, VERY POSI!

I’m finally getting around to writing my graduation post! My baby is 11 months so it took me a while. I had better write it down now while I remember the details.
I was classified as AMA (38F) and all through my pregnancy, my baby boy was looking really BIG during my scans. As I approached my final weeks my midwife let me know that a predicted larger baby made me eligible to opt for an induction at 39 weeks. I was so big and uncomfortable, I jumped at this! Also, I had an insane fear of tearing and didn’t want to give birth to a double-digit pound baby.
I had a few cervical sweeps at 38 weeks. I hoped this might jumpstart things naturally and I could avoid a medical induction. To my surprise, the sweeps were TOTALLY manageable. I’ve had pap smears that were worse than my sweeps. A few reddit posts had REALLY freaked me out about how awful it might be, but luckily for me it was NBD. It was so exciting and surreal when my midwife told me she was literally touching the top of my baby’s head. I’d been eating 5-10 dates a day for weeks and I was told my cervix was pretty ripe, but not super dilated. That week I went for the longest walks my swollen-ass ankles could handle. I even ate a bag of ghost pepper chips to try and bring on my induction but it just ended up giving me indigestion.
Finally at 39 weeks exactly - a tuesday - I went to the hospital to start the induction process. Before this, I thought induction was just a one time thing I didn’t realize it could take days. I started with the insertion of cervidil (pessary) and got sent back home. I couldn’t really tell if I was having mild contractions or if it was just in my head - if anything was happening, it was definitely mild. I returned the next morning - Wednesday - and got my 2nd cervidil inserted. I went home and a few hours later, after peeing, I noticed the pessary had come out and was in the toilet. It was around this time I started to feel contractions though. Just waves of manageable but STRONG pain. I was mostly on all fours, leaning over my yoga ball when the pain came on. I was really afraid beforehand of the pain aspect of labour, but I felt like I could handle everything at this stage. I couldn’t really move around when the pain was happening and it started to seem impractical to imagine being seated in car while driving to the hospital so I told my husband (and doula) that I was ready to head in to Labour & Delivery.
I was terrified of the stories of being sent back home but they told me I was about 4.5cm dilated and ready to be admitted. Quickly after being admitted I was escorted to my (beautiful! palatial! FREE!) birthing suite. The suite itself was probably about the same size of our 1 bedroom apartment I quickly stripped off and got into the tub just labour through the contractions as my (angel) doula continually poured water over my back. That went on for a couple of hours at least. I was on nitrous (gas & air) only at that point. Of course the intensity and pain of the contractions continued to amplify and I started telling the midwife and nurses that I was ready to fold and get an epidural. My midwife checked my dilation and told me, very gently but seriously, “You are actually in TRANSITION right now. You’re over 9cms so if you want you can just start pushing now and we’ll have your baby pretty quickly!!” I don’t even think I took a full second to consider it, I just immediately said “No, I for sure want an epidural”
I had to get out of the tub and on to the bed in order to get the epidural and even that was an impossible agony but probably 15 mins later I got my drugs and the relief was AMAZING. The epidural kind of brings your dilation down (something else I didn’t know about) so I went back down to 7cms and got to take a power nap (as did my husband). We probably slept for 3 hours or something. Even though I felt no pain, I was absolutely able to move my legs around, get into different positions. It wasn’t like I was dead below the waist (a common misconception that I see on this sub sometimes).
It was early Thursday morning when I was ready to start pushing again. I got pitocin at some point, I guess to get me to dilate after the epidural. The room was FULL of people (residents, ob, pediatrician, midwife, nurses, etc) because I had some meconium in my waters. Something weird that happened was my feet/legs were up on a birthing bar to help me bear down to push but the elevation made me feel really light headed. At one point, everything kind of went dark and I ended up fainting. My heart monitor went a little funny and I just announced “I’m going to pass out” and sort of slumped over. I could kind of hear folks rushing around me but couldn’t move or anything. I did come around again once my feet came down and started pushing again.
By the way, once you get that epidural, pushing feels EASY. I honestly could have pushed out 4 babies. I’ve had spin classes that are more taxing than the epidural pushing. It was fine. My husband wasn’t going to watch what was happening directly because he’s incredibly prone to fainting but I guess he steeled himself in the moment and watched it all. It was really cool. He was able to see our son’s head coming out and even go with him to the baby warmer and put on his first diaper. (Neither of us were interested at all in cutting the cord!) They showed me my placenta afterwards (my doula had to sort of talk me into it) and it was actually really *amazing* to see.
My boy did end up being big - nine pounds, 6 oz - basically exactly what the ultrasounds were predicting. And, yes, I did tear. :( Only 2nd degree, so nothing crazy. It’s all fine now, but a week after the birth I ended up having to go back to the hospital with uncontrolled bleeding. It turns out some internal stitches had come out (how???) and I had to be re-sutchered. Again, I had some nitrous to take the edge off but THAT was so much worse pain that anything that happened during labour. It was almost, like, *blinding* pain.
Anyway, I’m never going to have a second baby. I don’t have enough money plus I’m old, lol. But I **wish** I could be pregnant and give birth just ONE more time, just now because I understand fully what’s on the other side. When I told people that I was nervous about labour pain, tearing, etc they’d always say “BUT YOU GET TO MEET YOUR BABY!” which didn’t really MEAN anything to me. But now I understand what it means to actually meet and fall in love with this little person that you made. I understand how magical it all is! Nobody had more dread about pain than me, and now that I’ve gone through it all… I feel like I could and would do it again! (I mean, again, if I was younger and had more money and space!!!) Every month I fall even more in love with my amazing and perfect kid. It’s funny to think back on all the time I spent worried that I would regret my decision to have a child. But, for me, being a mom is far and away the best decision I ever made. And my birthing experience is the most powerful and beautiful experience I’ve ever had.
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2023.05.29 22:40 eyes_on_the_sky Where do (broke) artists in the US live?

Hi all, I've been on this sub for a bit and have noticed a good number of people here have had varied / atypical career paths so wondering if the folks here would be able to help answer.
My situation is interesting. During the pandemic I was in school for an advanced degree, having an absolutely miserable time. I attributed that to the pandemic but since graduating, well, I think the field itself was a bigger part of my misery than I had admitted. I have been trying for a year to get a job in that field, the whole time having doubts over whether it was what I really wanted. Now, I'm tired of going in circles, sick of applying to jobs and feeling like I have to mask everything I like about myself every time I have an interview, and honestly, just want to move on with my life. I don't think I want to work in that field at all (at very least, do not want to spend another year living with my parents and applying to those kinds of jobs right now--I want to get out and start living again).
The thing I really want, which has always been a sort of "B-plot" of my life, always in the background but never my focus, is to be a writer. I know, I know--it's unoriginal, it doesn't pay, etc, I've heard it all. But it is what it is, I truly believe it's my purpose on this Earth, and something about watching the world go through awful times makes it feel more urgent than ever to create and bring people bits of joy to make it through.
My current goal is finding a city that is cheap enough for me to support myself on odd jobs while working on my writing. Hopefully my writing would eventually bring in income too, whether it's books through a traditional publisher or writing online with Patreon subscribers or writing commissioned stories for weird nerds I really don't care, I am willing to take unconventional routes to support myself at this point because again, that is what I want. But for the time being, I'll need to make enough on odd jobs to support myself.
One thing I would really love in a new place is a community of artists. Where I am now (suburban MA) people realllyyy don't understand my creative sensibilities, it's actually incredibly conformist and boring over here. Like if I wear something nicer than jeans and a sweatshirt to the grocery store I'm guaranteed getting stared at lol. Plus, on top of writing I play piano / sing a little, used to dance, and dabble in art & photography, and would love to spend my free time doing more of all of that with others who enjoy it. Being an east coast girl everyone only thinks of NYC as the place for artists, but be real, I am not currently able to pay $4,000 / month for a studio. I'm thinking there MUST be other places in this country where artists gather in 2023, right? Like there must be places these days where you can be a little bit broke but still manage to at least afford rent and food, and spend free time collaborating with other artists, like NYC used to be in the old days before it got so pricey? Places where there are art markets and shows to attend and shit like that? I guess I'm looking at cities where rent would be closer to $1,000 / month for a studio / 1-bed. I think I could swing it b/w retail (currently working for a large company that is in basically any city in the US, and think I could transfer my job & wage) and like a waitressing, tutoring, or bartending job that pays a bit above minimum.
Anyways, I am just wondering if anyone here has suggestions of places they've lived that fit the bill, both financially & socially. I am really open to going anywhere in the US, I have "started over" many times in my 20s living various places abroad and am not afraid of going somewhere new. Thanks
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2023.05.29 22:30 civilizedswan Chance rising senior w pitiful academics for English major

I actually want to double major in English and violin performance so the latter is the driving factor for my college acceptances(?)... just doing this for fun though
Demographics: Black female at non-competitive suburban public HS in the US
Intended Majors: Violin performance & English
SAT: 1250 (will retake, aiming for 1350... 670 english + 580 math)
Weighted gpa (+10 points for every ap course): 84.2/3.0/ top 40%. This is because my freshman year grades were so low.. my average each semester was: 9th: 61.5/71.5 10th: 95.5/91.8 11th: 85.5/89.1
APs: AP Psychology, AP World History, AP Music Theory, AP US History, AP Lang, AP Physics 1
Senior Year Course Load: AP Statistics, AP US Gov, AP Macroeconomics, AP Lit, Yearbook, Orchestra, News Announcements, Film 3
Honors and Awards (purposefully semi vague)

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2023.05.29 22:28 halfapint2 You can't buy this at barnes and nobles

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2023.05.29 22:21 PsychoThinker1822 Our Brothers Won!!!💙💛

CSK and MI always had / has love-hate relationship. There maybe bitter rivalries and great stories. But MI & CSK are God tier teams of IPL. New lads can come up and have fun for a while. But I really wished CSK to win especially when whole stadium started chanting "Aava Re" and Hardik with a cunning smile. So satisfying!
Congrats to them for 5th💛 Welcome to the Club💙💛
Great play by Sai Sudarshan.... This IPL has been what it real purpose was, scouting and nurturing young talents for ICT. What a performance from all youngsters Yashasvi, Rinku, Akash, Nehal, Tilak, and of course; Shubhman. Kudos to Mohit Sharma as well..... He could have pulled off for GT. Stunning yorkers in final situations. He, Piyush Chawla, Rahane (for a few matches), Ishant Sharma and other senior players making comeback was heart warming and even emotional at one point. Great game.
Ik CSK considers our last ball wins as luck. It's kinda upsetting guys😅. You pulled off a last ball win tonight and I hope you get to know what it feels like to be in that glorious moment, a second you have none, but very next second you have everything.
And if it his last, perfect farewell for Captain Cool. From 2007 T20 Cup to 2011 ODI WC. My man really deserves Bharat Ratna. Salute and all respect to you Sir and I know it is not much, but a big Thank You for everything you have done for Indian Cricket. Happy Retirement and would love to see you back guiding young minds😊
Overall one of the best seasons so far. We got close, but no cigar. But tbh, really happy with the team. I honestly just wished no wooden spoon this year as well :-) but we rocked our way upto 3rd💙 Next year we will come more strong💙
Great being here on this sub and hope it remains equally active until IPL 2024
One Family💙
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2023.05.29 22:01 Mr-PFM [WTS] VINTAGE • 1930's Celluloid Watermans 92V - Red & Bronze (Rare Color) - Fine Flex Nib - Restored - [C] $125 (Priced to Sell)

Photo Gallery & Writing Sample
Paypal only. I ship fast (usually within 24 hours). Internationally shipping is available for an extra $20.
Waterman 92V Red Gold / Red & Bronze - Flex F Nib - Restored - [C]
The Waterman 92 was released in 1936. It uses the same exact nibs as the Waterman 52 which everyone here goes nuts over.
The only differences between the Waterman 52 and 92 is the 92 is made of celluloid vs ebonite and the 92 is 5 inches capped while the 52 is 5.25 inches. The thickness of the barrel and grip sections are identical. The 92 was a somewhat more premium version of the #3 (another celluloid Waterman released in the 1930's).
This pen is a 92V meaning it's a Vest or short model. Pretty much the pocket pen version. It becomes a full size pen when posted.
Red & Bronze is one of the rarer celluloid colors Waterman used. The rarest is called Turquoise which is same as this pen except it's blue & gold vs red & gold.
I personally prefer these celluloid Watermans over the plain black ebonite ones. This color doesn't craze or rot so don't worry about celluloid decay. This isn't one of the fragile celluloids.
The nib is a highly flexible Fine with stubbish tipping as you can see in the writing sample photo. Grip section is made of ebonite as is the feed. Writes smooth without any issues.
Fully restored and working perfectly. It's got a brand new latex sac which I just installed this month.
[C] condition due to the missing clip. Seems like a previous owner snapped the clip off at the top as you can see in the photos. I polished the rough edges away with micromesh pads so what's left is smooth and can function as a roll stop.
Other than this the only other cosmetic flaw is some plating wear on the lever but not the lever box. No plating wear to the top of the cap. Tiny bit of plating wear to the cap band but you kinda need to shine a light on it to see that.
No cracks or noticeable scratches. There's a small scruff on the cap where the ball of the former clip used to rub against the celluloid but that's it. Waterman imprint is crisp and the nib has zero damage and perfect tipping.
Priced very reasonably for restored Waterman with a flex nib. Plus you get a beautiful celluloid with it.
Photo Gallery & Writing Sample
Price w/ US shipping: $125
If it doesn't say PENDING or SOLD above, it's still available.
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2023.05.29 22:00 udupa82 What's wrong with Indiaspeaks subreddit?

What's wrong with Indiaspeaks subreddit?
I have never seen this much hate towards PM as I daw today on that subreddit. I posted a pic of PM from ceremony for the new parliament & almost all posts were either mocking or viscerally hateful. I don't understand this behavior from fellow Indians.
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2023.05.29 21:59 Swissarmy5 [NM] 75175 A-Wing & 75137 Carbon-Freezing Chamber - 95 spots at $2/ea

Item Name Set Number: 75175 A-Wing & 75137 Carbon-Freezing Chamber
Lego Price: $121 + $50
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2023.05.29 21:58 devinsaurus My Potential Prehistoric Planet 3rd Season List

My ideal potential Prehistoric Planet 3rd Season pitch:
S03E01 - North America 2
S03E02 - South America
S03E03 - Africa
S03E04 - Europe
S03E05 - Asia
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2023.05.29 21:53 Uselessbuddy [Store] Brudda's Store of TI6/TI7/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's/Diretide 2022 Collector's Caches Sets

Selling my sets for below mentioned price in items.
Feel free to add me/discuss.
Why u should trust me ?
Sold over 1000 TI6/TI7/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's/Diretide 2022 Collector's
Proof of gifting Caches Sets?
Check comments on my profile & check their inventory for my sets gifted by me.
Buyer always goes first or we can use middleman from this Sub.
Also, why would scam ? I got like 800+ cache sets to sell.

Diretide 2022 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Shadowleaf Insurgent Hoodwink 20+ $15
Scarlet Subversion Riki 20+ $15
Whippersnapper Snapfire 20+ $10
Hounds of Obsession Chen 20+ $10
Seadog's Stash Clockwork 20+ $10
Starlorn Adjudicator Dawnbreaker 20+ $15
Spoils of the Shadowveil Spectre 20+ $15
Chines of the Inquisitor Faceless Void 20+ $10
Trophies of the Hallowed Hunt Ursa 20+ $10
Crimson Dawn Phoenix 20+ $10
Forgotten Station Terrorblade 20+ $15
Dirge Amplifier Undying 20+ $15
Champion of the Fire Lotus Monkey King 20+ $10
Deathstitch Shaman Witch Doctor 20+ $10
Blue Horizons Marci 20+ $30
Angel of Vex Invoker 20+ $35
Dark Behemoth Primal Beast 20+ $50

Aghanim's 2021 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Silverwurm Sacrifice Dragon Knight 22 $20
Scales of the Shadow Walker Phantom Lancer 23 $15
Perception of the First Light Dawnbreaker 22 $15
Apex Automated Clockwerk 22 $15
Test of the Basilisk Lord Razor 25 $10
Secrets of the Frost Singularity Ancient Apparition 23 $8
Perils of the Red Banks Chen 22 $10
The Chained Scribe Grimstroke 24 $10
Widow of the Undermount Gloom Broodmother 23 $10
Forgotten Fate Mars 22 $5
March of the Crackerjack Mage Rubick 24 $10
Cosmic Concoctioneers Alchemist 23 $20
Days of the Demon Axe 22 $10
Blightfall Abaddon 23 $15
Pyrexae Polymorph Perfected Ogre Magi 25 $35
Wrath of the Celestial Sentinel Chaos Knight 8 $60

Nemestice Collector's Cache 2021

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Twilight Hex Dark Willow 23 15$
Litany of the Damned Doom 24 15$
Astral Terminus Enigma 23 10$
Caerulean Star Enchantress 22 8$
Arcane Inverter Gyrocopter 22 20$
Creed of the Skullhound Lycan 22 25$
Desert Bloom Nature's Prophet 23 20$
Silence of the Starweaver Oracle 23 10$
Eyriebound Imperator Skywrath Mage 23 10$
Anthozoan Assault Tiny 23 25$
Defender of the Brumal Crest Winter Wyvern 10 10$
Red Sands Marauder Shadow Shaman 23 20$
Indomitable Legacy Sven 23 60$
Footfalls of the Sporefathers Witch Doctor 12 60$

Collector's Cache I 2020

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Ravenous Abyss Underlord 20+ $15
Apocalypse Unbound AA 20+ $10
Beholden of the Banished Ones Warlock 20+ $10
Fury of the Righteous Storm Disruptor 20+ $5
Lineage of the Stormlords Juggernaut 20+ $35
Silent Slayer Silencer 20+ $10
Mindless Slaughter Pudge 20+ $20
Heartless Hunt Bounty 20+ $10
Herald of the Ember Eye Grimstroke 20+ $10
Fissured Flight Jakiro 20+ $5
Flashpoint Proselyte Husker 20+ $15
Signs of the Allfather Nature prophet 20+ $15
Glory of the Elderflame Lina 20+ $25
Lineage of the Stormlords Juggernaut 6 $35
Origin of the Dark Oath Night Stalker 6 $25
Songs of Starfall Glen Enchantress 20+ $5
Ancient Inheritance Tiny 20+ $30
Forsworn Legacy mars 20+ $50

Collector's Cache II 2020

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Evolution of the Infinite Enigma 20+ $6
Beast of the Crimson Ring bristle back 20+ $10
Clearcut Cavalier Timber 20+ $6
The King Of Thieves Keeper of light 20+ $10
Horror from the Deep Tide 20+ $20
Ire of the Ancient Gaoler Arc warden 20+ $25
Talons of the Endless Storm chaos knight 20+ $15
Carousal of the Mystic Masquerade Rubick 20+ $6
Crown of Calaphas Shadow demon 20+ $10
Wrath of the Fallen doom 20+ $20
Blacksail Cannoneer Sniper 20+ $10
Secrets of the Celestial 📷 Skywrath mage 20+ $5
Blaze of Oblivion Phoenix 20+ $6
Steward of the Forbidden Chamber Templar Assassin 20+ $25
Claszureme Incursion Void 20+ 70$

Collector's Cache 2019

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Paean of the Ink Dragon Grimstroke 18 10$
Scorched Amber Dragon Knight 20 20$
Allure of the Faeshade Flower Dark Willow 1 M* 25$
The Arts of Mortal Deception Enigma 21 10$
Poacher's Bane Tidehunter 20 10$
Soul of the Brightshroud Death Prophet 21 10$
Curse of the Creeping Vine Undying 21 20$
Appetites of the Lizard King Slark 18 25$
Riddle of the Hierophant Oracle 20 10$
Defender of Ruin Disruptor 22 25$

Collector's Cache II 2019

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Sight of the Kha-Ren Faithful Drow Ranger 31 15$
Tribal Pathways Warlock 30 10$
Directive of the Sunbound Clockwerk 31 10$
Endless Night Abaddon 30 10$
Dapper Disguise Pudge 27 15$
Fury of the Bloodforge Bloodseeker 30 10$
Automaton Antiquity Broodmother 31 10$
Grim Destiny Wraith King 29 10$
Distinguished Expeditionary Tusk 30 10$
Verdant Predator Venomancer 31 10$
Prized Acquisitions Batrider 31 5$
Fowl Omen Necrophos 34 30$

The International 2018 Collector's Cache I

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Trail of the Sanguine Spectrum Bloodseeker 20 8$
Insights of the Sapphire Shroud Dark Seer 18 4$
Pillar of the Fractured Citadel Spirit Breaker 21 $5
The Murid Divine Necrophos 22 15$
Molokau Stalker Venomancer 21 $10
Morbific Provision Witch Doctor 22 10$
Raptures of the Abyssal Kin Queen of Pain 20 15$
Grasp of the Riven Exile Weaver 20 5$

The International 2018 Collector's Cache II

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Pitmouse Fraternity Meepo 37 10$
Fires of the Volcanic Guard Ember Spirit 37 10$
Shackles of the Enduring Conscript Axe 37 6$
Shimmer of the Anointed Nyx Assassin 29 5$
Loaded Prospects Brewmaster 39 15$
Ire of Molten Rebirth Phoenix 36 10$
Pattern of the Silken Queen Broodmother 26 5$
The Rat King Chen 28 10$
Raiments of the Obsidian Forge Underlord 22 20$

The International 2017 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Rumrunner's Carronade Brew master 20 15$
Abyssal Vortex Enigma 27 10$
Samareen Sacrifice Huskar 22 10$
Spoils of the Vodou Rover Witch Doctor 27 10$
Shadowforce Gale Luna 24 10$
Mechalodon Interdictor Gyrocopter 27 10$
Cunning Corsair Riki 24 20$

The International 2016 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Nightsilver's Resolve luna 2 M* dtygod* 20$
Oni Knight the Dark Conqueror Chaos Knight 2 dtygod* dopey* 20$
I am no longer entertaining joy riders so I prefer you give $3 in items when u add me as deposit.
Those $3 will be subtracted from you're total sets cost.
Don't add me if you don't like the prices.

*if you don't reserve the sets.
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2023.05.29 21:51 Tiger74215 Please help Advice for a Fractal designs torrent current build

I just ordered the following:
-AMD Ryzen 9 7900X - 12-Core 4.7 GHz - Socket AM5 - 170W Desktop Processor (100-100000589WOF)
-Fractal designs torrent RGB White
-G.SKILL Trident Z5 Neo RGB Series AMD EXPO 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 6000 (PC5 48000) Desktop Memory Model F5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NRI AM5 AMD X670E SATA 6Gb/s ATX Motherboard
-MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3060 TI VENTUS 2X 8GD6X OC
-DeepCool LS720 WH Premium Liquid CPU Cooler, Intel LGA 1700/1200/115x AMD AM5/AM4, 360mm Radiator, 3x120mm A-RGB PWM Fan, Infinity Mirror Cap Design, Customizable Logo Plate, 5V A-RGB Software Control, White
-SAMSUNG 980 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.4 V-NAND MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V8V1T0B/AM
-CORSAIR RM850e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply - ATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 Compliant - 105°C-Rated Capacitors - 80 PLUS Gold Efficiency - Modern Standby Support
I have been looking for an example of someone who mounted the AIO cooler on the front, Also will this cooler do the job effectively? Is there a different/better option?
I have been looking for an example of someone who mounted the AIO cooler on the front, Also will this cooler do the job effectively? Is there a different/better option?
Also the parts are still being shipped, so i don't have them yet.
Any advice is appreciated!
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2023.05.29 21:43 Betty-Adams [HAW] - Part 144 - Biscuits Recipes - Short, Absurd, Science Fiction Story

[HAW] - Part 144 - Biscuits Recipes - Short, Absurd, Science Fiction Story

Humans are Weird – Biscuits Recipes

Original Post:
Embracesgladly was carefully maintaining her grip on Human Friend Maria as they moved down the corridor of the dry cave system. The lights pained on the ceiling to provide a near surface level of luminosity were just turning orange as somewhere, und upon und of solid rock above them the barren surface of the planet turned away from its harsh, near star. Again the human’s hormone profile changed, grew past the point on the gradient the Undulate had learned to recognize. Mindfully Embracesgladly loosed a gripping appendage to ‘pat’ Human Friend Maria’s main gripping appendage. Human Friend Maria returned the gesture by applying gentle pressure with the full area of her gripping surface to where it cradled Embracesgladly’s mass.
Human Friend Maria’s massive central atmosphere pumps took on a more mechanical rhythm as she shifted from passive to active control of her oxygen exchange and by the time they had reached Human Friend Maria’s habsuite, carved into the glittering granite of the world, the human’s pheromone gradient had begun to shift back into a less abnormal range. The massive mammal paused in front of her door and drew in a deep breath.
“See you tomorrow eh Hugs?” Human Friend Maria said, her voice still sounding a bit weak as it rumbled out of her chest and though the air.
“Unless you would like a sleeping companion,” Embracesgladly offered.
Human Friend Maria’s fibers stiffened and her stripes flushed with various emotions. Embracesgladly was pained to note that there wasn’t a little offense in the mix and when Human Friend Maria spoke her voice was carefully controlled into recognizably cheerful tones.
“No! I’m good. You shuffle on back to your habsuite.”
“Very well!” Embracesgladly tried to put as much cheer in her own voice. “If you need anything in the night remember your door is right beside the waterlock!”
She made a broad gesture down at the shimmering blue hatch and scrambled down Human Friend Maria’s side when the human’s usually powerful arms went limp and released her. The human maintained her stiff, upright posture until her door had opened and the massive mammal disappeared though it. However Embracesgladly felt the thump of the human slumping against the wall before dragging her massive bipedal frame towards the human sized hydration pool.
That was one perk of this world, Embracesgladly mused. There was always plentiful water of the temperature the humans thrived in. She slipped down into the wet corridor and swam slowly towards the medical pod. She pulled herself up into the rapidly darkening medical bay and spread her appendages to get her bearings.
Human Friend John lay on one of the human slabs, emitting a rhythmic sound. The absolutely massive – even for a human – mammal had been complaining of sleep issues and was no doubt here to make sure he wasn’t suffocating in the night as (supposedly) many humans did. However he was soundly asleep by the dim glow of his stripes and the bases chief medic was quietly sorting expired medical patches by an Undulate sized soaking tank the humans kept about two unds above the floor to decontaminate their hands.
“Swim over!” Medic Lurchesover waved to her.
Embracesgladly came to him and started helping with the sorting.
“How goes your personal assignment?” he asked with his dorsal appendages even as he ventral appendages continued to sort.
“It is working,” Embracesgladly responded slowly. “I do feel that I am doing her good.”
“Despite her best efforts?” Medic Lurchesover prodded gently.
“She is participating as best she can,” Embracesgladly replied quickly. “But she does resent needing help.”
“Can you sound that that is actually a common human reaction?” Medic Lurchesover demanded with a particularly wide gesture of his dorsal appendages.
“It does not seem to flow with reality,” Embracesgladly admitted as she felt the surface of a questionable patch. “I just am trying to swim towards my best efforts.”
For several companionable moments they sorted the patches while Medic Lurchesover mulled over her half request-half observation. Finally he set down his patches.
“Have you attention-attention-attention indefinitely?” he asked, emitting a rippling overtone along with the gestures.
Embracesgladly set down her own patches and absorbed his meaning in stillness for several moments.
“I am sorry,” she finally said. “I simply cannot sound how repeated attention touches is anything but a petty annoyance? Are you suggesting I overwhelm her biochemistry induces paranoia with genuine irritation adrenaline?”
Medic Lurchesover rippled with amused understanding.
“It is very confusing to us, I sound,” he gestured in soothing swoops. “You are wise to not simply try it on an emotionally compromised patient.”
“She is my friend, not my patient,” Embracesgladly corrected him. “I have no medical training.”
“Well!” Medic Lurchesover stated as he resumed his sorting. “Why don’t you go try it out on Human Friend John and see how he responds? That should clear the waters!”
Embracesgently waved a speculative appendage cluster in the direction of the massive human who had shifted from a rhythmic to a stuttering and gurgling sound profile.
“I am not a medic,” she gestured slowly, “but are there not issues of consent?”
“Oh, John waived all those consent bits to help with the training,” Medic Lurchesover replied as he dropped a torn patch into the waste bin.
“Isn’t he in the middle of a medical test?” she pressed.
“That he failed hours ago,” Medic Lurchesover said. “You’ll be doing him a favor if you wake him. Remember to do the sound now.”
Embracesgently wasn’t quite firm in the strokes of the thing, but waiving his medical consent to save time and help out did seem like something Human Friend John would do, even if it was, rather especially if it was of questionable legality. So she shuffled across to his slab and with some effort climbed up beside him.
“You need to be on a flat surface,” Medic Lurchesover gestured. “Chest, back, or lap.”
She obediently climbed up on Human Friend John’s wide ribcage, noting again the dark irregularities of scars that intersected his stripes at odd angles.
“Like this?” she asked as she began gently tapping out the words for attention on the central bony structure that supported his internal frame.
“Slower, and don’t forget the sound,” Medic Lurchesover instructed.
Embracesgently slowed her gestured and tried to mimic the sound Medic Lurchesover had been making. It was rather difficult, especially out of water, though she found that if she pulsed the waves from her own surface down into the cavity of Human Friend John’s chest she got better results. As she expected Human Friend John woke at the attention. The sounds he was making cut off with a gurgle and his lights brightened as his eyelids flickered open. He spent several long moments blinking as his bifocal eyes brought the Undulate on his chest into resolution.
Embracesgently continued the supposed soothing method, and despite Medic Lurchesover’s assurance was surprised to see the humans colors rippled as his tension dropped. His face finally stretched into a grin and one massive gripping appendage came up and patted Embracesgently in a soothing human greeting.
“Daw!” the human rumbled out. “Someone’s makin biscuits!”
His face split open in a cavernous yawn and he slumped back, now with contented light radiating out from his stripes. Embracesgently continued her actions until the dimming of his lights showed he was deeply asleep and then eased off the human and his slab. Medic Lurchesover looked rather smug from the set of his appendages but she could afford to be generous. If Human Friend Maria responded to the odd comfort gesture even an appendage as well as Human Friend John did they should begin the very next morning. Still one question was tickling her lagging appendages.
“What are biscuits?” she asked Medic Lurchesover, “and how does this gesture resemble making them?”

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