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Gel nails are the latest fashion statement. Gel nail polish is more flexible and durable than typical nail polish. It also lasts longer, staying in perfect condition for three weeks or more. The idea of creating your own gel nails at home has caught up with women concerned about the amount of time and money spent at the nail salon. Read more about gel nails at home here!
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2023.05.30 00:01 Wrong-Baker2417 Does anyone happen to know if Hana Kitchen is open today?

I live pretty far please let me know 🥺
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2023.05.30 00:00 GrandMulberry8866 Valorant Permanent Ban

I got a new mouse and keyboard yesterday and decided to open up razer synapse to tweak with the settings, and I hopped on Valorant today to find out I'm permanently banned. This is my first Valorant game ban, but I have been chat banned before. I've made an appeal, do any of you think I'd get unbanned?
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2023.05.29 23:59 smartybrome List of FREE and Best Selling Discounted Courses

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2023.05.29 23:59 smartybrome List of FREE and Best Selling Discounted Courses

Courses for 30 May 2023

Note : might expire anytime, so enroll as soon as possible to get the courses for FREE.
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2023.05.29 23:58 gamin_gabe this started happening today, every time i try to open windows media player this message shows up, i tried restarting my pc, uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and even resetting the app completely but no fixes so far. if anyone could help me fix this i would greatly appreciate it.

this started happening today, every time i try to open windows media player this message shows up, i tried restarting my pc, uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and even resetting the app completely but no fixes so far. if anyone could help me fix this i would greatly appreciate it. submitted by gamin_gabe to windows [link] [comments]


2023.05.29 23:56 blahsayyy_ Crush Vent??

hi everyone, im new here and i feel bad for bothering and venting to my friends about this and felt better if i just shared it here :/
me (20F) has finally gotten back into i guess the “dating scene” after a really bad situationship and was recently asked out by this guy who came up to me at work. he was pretty, charming, and very funny and even told me where he worked. after he left my coworkers told me he was flirting with me, and as someone who cant read body language or social cues very well I was super surprised. i ended up finding out he was a lifeguard at our university rec center and I gained the courage to give him my number. he seemed very flustered and happy which, for me felt like an obvious indicator he was into me too. i even had my friends hid behind a corner while i asked to get their their opinions on the interaction too. he ends up texting me the following day and we begin talking, flirty, all of the cringy stuff and he asks me out on mothers day. i had to reject since i was spending time with my mom in a different city and by the time i’d be back he would he with his mom already. he made it seem like he completely understood and we kept talking. i thought things were going really well and was waiting for him to reschedule our date before i went to chicago for a vacation with my friends. he never did reschedule but seemed like he was excited for me to go on my trip. but the day i left he seemed to completely stop talking or take half the day to answer my texts. he would always find an excuse and apologize and i thought nothing of it, until it kept happening again and again. he ended up ghosting me, which didn’t hurt as bad since ive been used to getting rejected or ghosted for most of my life. although i do have to admit it still hurts. i decided to redownload bumble and swipe just for fun, since nothing really comes out of it anyway. i ended up meeting this one guy, D (23M) who looks shockingly a lot like alex and was very sweet. i also noticed from his profile that we also do have a similar taste in music! he asked me out on a date the following weekend to a korean restaurant that recently opened up on the other side of town and even offered to pay for me. this was a little out of my comfort zone considering i havent met anyone in real life off of a dating app. so i suggested to go to our city’s annual festival, since i have never went before. there was going to be a firework show, rides, and food—so i figured, why not? he was sweet enough to buy everything the whole day. i felt like we connected quickly, we had a lot of similar interests and seemed like someone ideal to be with. the day of our day i got ready, i also let him know how nervous ill be since in general im not great with meeting new people. he completely understood and expressed he was nervous too, which made me feel slightly better. on his profile i saw that it says in the “looking for” section he only put “something casual” which did make me nervous that he was going to be too touchy or want to hookup. but on the day of the date he did not seem that way at all. he was kind, respectful, funny, and very laidback. we didnt even hold hands until towards the end of our date. after going on fun rides and getting pizza we headed over the firework show and ate our food while watching it. i thought that he would at least kiss me at that point but i could tell he was also pretty nervous. we talked for about 2 hours after the firework show ended and once it started to get too hold we started heading back to his car. on the way i took him to some of my favorite parts of downtown. which in my opinion were the best places to share a first kiss with no one around, but it didnt happen. i was also okay with the fact it didn’t happen, since i didnt want to pressure him into anything. once we got to the parking garage we hugged goodbye and i walked home. once i got home he texted me saying he was locked out of the parking garage and that he accidentally parked in a university parking garage. i work with id services at my job, so thankfully i knew what to do in the situation to get him help. he expressed a lot of gratitude and we texted until we both fell asleep. the next day he responded to my text i left him before going to sleep and i began to notice he was only texting me every 1-3 hours throughout the day. i began to catastrophize, worrying that i was just going to get ghosted again. but whenever he did text back he seemed really into what we were talking about, so i didnt worry about it too much. the next day (yesterday) it was better, it turned into every hour he was responding, but then suddenly stopped at around 8pm. i tried making myself not worry or spiral as i know he is a human, is busy, and has a life of his own. he sent me a good morning text and answered the text i left him (around 8:30am this morning). after i answered he hasn’t interacted, opened, or talked to me all day. which worries me that i am inevitably am going to get ghosted. earlier today i suggested another date by going to see a movie, still no answer until while writing this post. he told me hes going camping this week and asked if next week will work and finally interacted with the things i sent him. im just worried he might be losing interest or will ghost me. or he could just be busy? im so used to sprouting relationships with all green flags suddenly crashing down by ghosting or being rejected. does anyone know how to cope or can give me any advice? or assurance that they felt similar to the way i am? or am i just acting insane? lol
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2023.05.29 23:54 DePenguinZGamer Gaming PC to handle streaming, modded Minecraft, and coding!

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.** - I would be using this PC to stream modded minecraft and phasmaphobia! along with coding using visual studio code.
>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
- Total I would use to spend is $3000 (I was thinking of paying monthly using Affirm is possible)
>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
- I would perfer to buy and build the pc by the end of June or July.
>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**
- Outside equipment for example Keyboard and moniter is not required. I only need the PC pieces
>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
- I do not have access to a Microcenter but I do live in the US (Colorado).
>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
- I do not have any pieces to reuse except a keyboard, mouse and a moniter.
>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
- Which ever is best! Since I'm not too knowledable of PC parts.
>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
- I'd like to have 1TB of memory for the system to download a few heavy games. But as well as a high ram (more than 4)
>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
- Having LED lighting be shown would be nice!
>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
- The newest windows which I believe is Windows 11.
>**Extra info or particulars:**
- I'm new to PC building so if a place I can purchase a prebuilt or build a PC would be very helpful! besides that: A PC that can run modded Minecraft smoothly and streaming it would be very appreciated!
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2023.05.29 23:54 Formal_Pea9167 I Watch Paige's Week At Home Blog So You Don't Have To, I'm Serious The Vlog Is Like An Hour Long Don't Do This To Yourself

A day late but we're here, my little cheeto eaters! Remember as always to grab your bingo cards and let's get our little long weekend slumber party going. This whole fucking thing is FORTY MINUTES LONG, you're all lucky that my sibling who was supposed to spend the day chilling at my place has apparently forgotten that plan.

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2023.05.29 23:52 SFNewbie1 25 M4M #SanFrancisco Latino boy looking to worship someone discreetly. Hosting.

25yo Latino here open to a lot and incredibly talented. I don’t want any reciprocation from you. I’m just looking to worship someone today and can host in Hayes Valley. Also down for just using my hands on you too if you’d like. Please be clean, as I am. Hit me up.
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2023.05.29 23:52 Tiberius-Kirk Fusion Friday, June 2nd, 2023 - Does He Spin Webs From His Butt?

This week, we're continuing the blockbuster summer kickoff with a celebration of the web-slinger in honor of the new animated Spider-Man movie opening today. Each one of these made their studios a gajillion dollars, Sony made so many terrible moves off the profits from just our second movie alone. And if you're wondering where Ant-Man & The Wasp went in the Infinity Saga's wrap-up, as it fits between last night's movies and tonight's first one, we shooed them away because there wasn't room for cramming 5 of these things down your throat over 2 nights -- hell, this night alone is gonna be a long one.
We are starting at 8:00pm Central.
All Links Here
Fusion Friday: your home of lazy blockbuster summer programming!
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2023.05.29 23:50 Beautiful-Piano-185 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Tonight on Ultimate Media IPTV

Just when we thought it couldn't get any more exciting, the Playoffs manage to deliver again and again this year.
The Celtics lost three straight games and looked to be on their way out of the competition. They couldn't seem to pull it together. They fought hard but ultimately couldn't buy a win.
Then we saw the beginnings of what has become a historic fight back.
Game 4 they came out all guns blazing and ended up winning 116-99, dominating the game and showing they weren't prepared to go out that easily.
Game 5 they continued to push and romped home to a 110-97 win.
Game 6, what can we say about Game 6? Boston fans around the country at this point had no nails left, they were chewing on pure finger. This is one of the tensest games we have seen. It ended up being decided by just one point...Celtics doing the impossible and forcing a Game 7 after being 3-0 down in a Final series they came back with a vengeance and won Game 6, 104-103.
Can the luck of the Irish take them all the way to a historic Eastern Conference trophy win? They will be the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 series and take home the crown. It will be one of sports greatest achievements and be remembered forever as the greatest comeback in Finals history. Strangers things have happened, this game is one you do not want to miss...
All NBA games, and all your favorite sports channels, plus much more great content, can be seen with the best IPTV subscription from Ultimate Media IPTV, visit today for more information.
8.30pm NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Miami Heat v Boston Celtics at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. This game is being broadcast on TNT.
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2023.05.29 23:50 Beautiful-Piano-185 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Tonight on Ultimate Media IPTV

Just when we thought it couldn't get any more exciting, the Playoffs manage to deliver again and again this year.
The Celtics lost three straight games and looked to be on their way out of the competition. They couldn't seem to pull it together. They fought hard but ultimately couldn't buy a win.
Then we saw the beginnings of what has become a historic fight back.
Game 4 they came out all guns blazing and ended up winning 116-99, dominating the game and showing they weren't prepared to go out that easily.
Game 5 they continued to push and romped home to a 110-97 win.
Game 6, what can we say about Game 6? Boston fans around the country at this point had no nails left, they were chewing on pure finger. This is one of the tensest games we have seen. It ended up being decided by just one point...Celtics doing the impossible and forcing a Game 7 after being 3-0 down in a Final series they came back with a vengeance and won Game 6, 104-103.
Can the luck of the Irish take them all the way to a historic Eastern Conference trophy win? They will be the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 series and take home the crown. It will be one of sports greatest achievements and be remembered forever as the greatest comeback in Finals history. Strangers things have happened, this game is one you do not want to miss...
All NBA games, and all your favorite sports channels, plus much more great content, can be seen with the best IPTV subscription from Ultimate Media IPTV, visit today for more information.
8.30pm NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Miami Heat v Boston Celtics at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. This game is being broadcast on TNT.
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2023.05.29 23:49 Beautiful-Piano-185 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Tonight on Ultimate Media IPTV

Just when we thought it couldn't get any more exciting, the Playoffs manage to deliver again and again this year.
The Celtics lost three straight games and looked to be on their way out of the competition. They couldn't seem to pull it together. They fought hard but ultimately couldn't buy a win.
Then we saw the beginnings of what has become a historic fight back.
Game 4 they came out all guns blazing and ended up winning 116-99, dominating the game and showing they weren't prepared to go out that easily.
Game 5 they continued to push and romped home to a 110-97 win.
Game 6, what can we say about Game 6? Boston fans around the country at this point had no nails left, they were chewing on pure finger. This is one of the tensest games we have seen. It ended up being decided by just one point...Celtics doing the impossible and forcing a Game 7 after being 3-0 down in a Final series they came back with a vengeance and won Game 6, 104-103.
Can the luck of the Irish take them all the way to a historic Eastern Conference trophy win? They will be the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 series and take home the crown. It will be one of sports greatest achievements and be remembered forever as the greatest comeback in Finals history. Strangers things have happened, this game is one you do not want to miss...
All NBA games, and all your favorite sports channels, plus much more great content, can be seen with the best IPTV subscription from Ultimate Media IPTV, visit today for more information.
8.30pm NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference FINAL - Game 7 - Miami Heat v Boston Celtics at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. This game is being broadcast on TNT.
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2023.05.29 23:49 ammodotcom Exotic 9mm Ammo: Explained and Ranked by Experts at Ammo.com

Exotic 9mm ammo is creative, to say the least, but is it worth your hard-earned money?
Can you trust your life with unconventional or even wacky bullets? Such as incendiary rounds or external hollow points?
Yes, but I don’t recommend trusting just any exotic 9mm ammo.
Most exotic ammo should only be used in a controlled environment, such as at the gun range, while other rounds are definitely worth loading into your EDC.
Below you’ll find my top 3 picks for 9mm exotic ammo, and then I’ll explain my reasoning behind choosing to shoot exotic ammo.
Let’s get started!

Top 3 Picks for Exotic 9mm Ammo

  1. Underwood 9mm +P+ Xtreme Defender - 9/10 - Best Overall
  2. G9 9mm 80gr External Hollow Point - 8/10 - Runner-Up
  3. Fiocchi 9mm 124 Grain JHP - 7/10 - Best Imported Ammo

Best Exotic 9mm Handgun Ammo Overall

Underwood 9mm +P+ 90gr Xtreme Defender

Specs

Pros

Cons

Why We Chose It

Underwood 90gr 9mm +P+ XD is the best exotic 9mm ammo overall because it’s ridiculously reliable and packs a punch compared to other 90-grain bullets.
Shooters who aren’t afraid of a little extra kick (comparable to a 45 ACP) will quickly fall in love with these exotic rounds.
This ammo is so dependable because of the nickel-plated brass casing and the high-quality powder Underwood uses.
Nickel-plated brass is stupid smooth, so the empty case is 10x less likely to catch and cause a malfunction.
While you never see the gunpowder, it is one of the most essential aspects of ammo. You need a powder that will light no matter what when the primer goes off, that’s precisely what this Underwood +P+ ammo does.
In case you’re wondering, “What the heck does +P+ mean?” It simply means they put more powder in the case than the average round while maintaining safe pressures. There’s also +P, which we will discuss below.
The downsides to the best exotic 9mm ammo are its cost and the increased recoil from the extra power.
So if you’re sensitive to recoil, these are not the rounds for you. The increased recoil can also make a shooter less accurate as they try to anticipate the recoil instead of squeezing the trigger smoothly.
With that said, I would still trust these rounds in a self-defense situation because I’m not afraid to spend a little extra if it means I’m getting a higher-quality product. I want to stop the threat as quickly as possible, so the extra power will help, especially if they wear thick clothing.
You should test Underwood 9mm +P+ 90 XD for yourself before you need it and don’t have it.

Honorable Mentions

If you’re looking for a round with a little less kick, there’s also Underwood 9mm +P 90 Grain Xtreme Defender. It’s basically the same round with less powder than the +P+, so it has less recoil.
However, that also means it has slightly lower muzzle velocity and energy.

G9 9mm 80gr External Hollow Point

Specs

Pros

Cons

Why We Chose It

The Underwood 90gr +P+ ammo only narrowly beat out the G9 Defense 9mm 80gr EHP because of its high price. However, that should be expected from top-of-the-line ammo that utilizes the latest technologies.
With G9 EHP bullets, you get the piece of mind, knowing there is ZERO jacket separation and incredible barrier penetration, all packaged with little recoil.
G9 Defense EHP bullets have no jacket separation because they’re machined from a solid piece of copper, so there’s no need for a metal jacket like a full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet has. This allows the bullets to be lighter, which means less recoil and higher velocities, but it has a couple of downsides that we will discuss below.
The EHP bullet is also engineered to penetrate drywall and windshields, which is ideal for law enforcement and self-defense scenarios.
While it is “barrier blind,” it’s also designed to “slow quickly in tissue to prevent over-penetration” while simultaneously transferring the maximum amount of energy to the target, making it a prime choice for defensive situations.
As I mentioned, the cons are the price tag and the lightweight bullet. The high price comes from the patented bullet design, so that you won’t find the EHP bullet on any other ammo (but there are similar-looking bullets on the market).
The lightweight bullet can be a pro or con, depending on your take. While it lowers the recoil, which is a pro for many people, it also reduces the energy. Lower energy means less knockdown power. The +P version of these rounds helps eliminate that concern, as well as the bullet design.
Overall, I’m blown away by the G9 Defense 9mm 80gr EHP with its barrier penetrating abilities, reduced over-penetration, and low recoil.
These rounds are perfect for recoil-sensitive shooters who still want to carry a high-quality exotic 9mm round for protection.

Honorable Mentions

The Sellier & Bellot XRG Defense 9mm 100 Grain SCHP is another solid copper bullet. It’s exotic because it’s not made in the USA but is a traditionally shaped hollow point bullet.
It’s priced perfectly for regular practice and carrying it without having to refinance your home. However, the ballistics are not as good as the G9 EHP 9mm Luger rounds, nor does it penetrate through barriers as efficiently.

Fiocchi 9mm 124 Grain JHP

Specs

Pros

Cons

Why We Chose It

Fiocchi is one of the most trusted ammo brands imported into the US. They manufacture reliable 9mm self-defense ammo, among other calibers.
This JHP ammunition functions flawlessly because it is encased in a nickel-plated brass casing, which is smooth like butter, nearly eliminating all malfunctions caused by sticky brass.
The jacketed hollow point has been trusted for generations to provide solid accuracy while reducing the risk of over-penetration.
These rounds are priced just right for the quality of the ammo you get when you buy a box or case of Fiocchi 124gr 9mm JHP.
I find the velocity and energy a little lacking compared to other rounds. However, this is partly due to the heavier bullet, so we’re not comparing apples to apples in that regard. One might think that the heavier bullet would help with stopping power, though.
Above all, Fiocchi 9mm 124 Grain JHP can be trusted in a home defense situation to end the threat to yourself and your family because of the low probability of a malfunction and the proven effectiveness of the JHP bullet.
Be sure to check how much Fiocchi 124gr 9mm JHP we have in stock today.

Honorable Mentions

If you’re looking for an exotic round that’s made in the USA, then check out CCI 9mm 53 Grain #12 Shot. This is unique ammo because it’s multiple pellets instead of a single projectile, very similar to traditional shotgun ammo.
In essence, you can have some of the benefits of a shotgun in your semi-automatic Glock when you use this ammo. I wouldn’t recommend using it for home defense; you might as well use a shotgun and buckshot for that, but it would be handy for rodents and pests.
I will warn you that the case is aluminum, so your pistol, whether it’s a Glock, Remington, Ruger, Sig, or Walther, might not like it and malfunction more than it typically does.

How to Choose the Best Exotic 9x19 Parabellum Handgun Ammunition for Your Situation

Most of the time, exotic 9mm ammo is used at the range for fun, but some of it is designed for concealed carry purposes. So how do you know which is which?
The best way is to test it and consider your situation seriously.
Let’s continue by defining “exotic ammo.”

What is Exotic Ammo?

Exotic ammo can vary widely and be a tricky term to define. However, after asking many shooting enthusiasts and spending hours researching the term, I’ve concluded that you can define it in two ways.
The first and most popular is the wacky non-traditional bullets. Projectiles like nails, oddly shaped bullets, two slugs or multiple shot sizes in one shotgun shell, incendiary rounds, frangible bullets, and armor-penetrating rounds can all be classified as exotic ammo.
The other way is to take the word “exotic” at its meaning and refer to exotic ammo as any ammo imported into the US. Most gun nuts don’t mean this when they use the terms exotic ammo, but I added a few to the list above, just in case.
That’s why brands like Barnes, Blazer, Federal American Eagle, Hornady, PMC, Speer Gold Dot, and Winchester were omitted above.

Intended Use

Whenever you’re buying ammo for any gun, whether it’s a 357 magnum handgun, 300 Blackout carbine, or 12 gauge shotgun, you should always consider how or why you’ll be using it, as some ammo is better suited for the range over self-defense.
For instance, CCI 9mm 53 Grain #12 Shot might be fun to try and shoot clays using your pistol; however, it makes a terrible protection round as it’s much less lethal than Underwood 9mm +P+ 90gr Xtreme Defender.

Cost

Exotic rounds cost more than regular 9mm rounds because they’re specialty items. It’s unlikely that you’ll need to stock up thousands of exotic rounds, as you would with target ammo, so it’s okay to splurge a little.
Reloading is often an excellent way to save money on ammo, especially for standard calibers like 9mm and 380 ACP, but that is not the case for exotic ammo, as it’s much more difficult to load and, at times, requires special tools. So you’re better off just buying factory ammo.

Reliability

If you’re using exotic ammo for home or self-defense, you need it to be reliable. Reliable ammo goes bang when you pull the trigger and cleanly ejects while cycling.
If you have a lot of malfunctions while testing your ammo at the range, I recommend continuing your search before using it as your concealed carry ammo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there special types of 9mm ammo?

Yes, there are special types of 9mm ammo. There are many different types of bullets, powder configurations, and cases; each combination has specific benefits that make it best in certain circumstances.

What is the most lethal 9mm round?

The most lethal 9mm round is the one you’re most accurate with. Generally, a JHP bullet is precise and lethal.

What 9mm ammo is most powerful?

+P+ 9mm ammo is the most powerful.

Parting Shots

Exotic 9mm ammo comes in many forms, so you’ll find some that provide a fun day at the range or protection based on your needs and budget.
My top pick for the best exotic 9mm ammo is Underwood 9mm +P+ XD because it’s reliable, reasonably priced, and produced by a trusted brand.
Be sure to check out all the 9mm ammo we have in stock at Ammo.com!
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2023.05.29 23:48 Natalie_UwU_ [F/GM4F] Lesbians, Androids, and Giant Robots (Gundam-inspired Mecha RP)

You close the door of the black sedan behind you and assume a comfortable position in the leather seat. The driver doesn't say a word to you, the only acknowledgement of your presence being the quiet rumble of the engine as your ride takes off. A quick look through the dimmed window reveals an open field of concrete with some plain warehouses scattered around and several dozen people tending to pieces of machinery, but the speed at which you're going makes you unable to examine them closer. You've never seen this part of the military base. The one you're familar with was filled with everpresent mud, cramped barracks that reeked of unwashed recruit bodies, and sergeants with voices so loud they almost destroyed your eardrums. It's definitely not a place you'll remember fondly. A month of exhausting drills and boring mental tests is what took your superiors to get your sorry rear in shape they were content with, and even then you wondered if it was enough. You're just a regular civilian, so what are they expecting you to do here, exactly? Especially now, since you were chosen to take part in something bigger than becoming yet another crossed out name on the list of fresh cannon fodder.
Before you can begin contemplating your life choices, something bright in front of you draws your attention. A screen built into the back of the seat in front of you lights up, greeting you with a logo of Whitehart Motors. Suddenly, you hear a voice that could only be described as lifeless and robotic.
Welcome, new recruit. We are honored to have you here - a brave soul willing to become a stalwart shield of our glorious nation. You may not think that you are fit for such a role, but you were chosen for a reason. We believe that you have the skills required to become a pilot of a Synchro Frame. The brainchild of Whitehart Motors and the Research Institute of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synchro Frames were built to protect our country from threats from beyond. Utilising the former's cutting edge machinery together with the latter's advancements in the field of man-made life, we managed to create a true marvel of technology that continues to impress. As a Synchro Pilot of the GLD-02 "Grail Seeker", you will be tasked with controlling a Synchro Frame alongside a Synchro Operator - an artificial lifeform designed to bring out the true potential of a Synchro Frame. Your assigned Synchro Operator will also serve as a teacher, guide, and companion, always ready to answer any and all questions you might have. We hope th-
The car stops, and silence once again fills the luxurious interior. Before you can start questioning the incredibly confusing and vague things you just heard, you feel that it's time for you to exit the vehicle. What you find outside is a hangar, bigger than any you've seen before. You're standing right in front of its giant doors, and as soon as you turn your head to look for anyone that might be looking for you, they begin to open. Through the slowly widening crack, illuminated by the bright midday sun, you see something that takes your breath away. A steel giant in the shape of a human, so large that you never even considered the possibility of such a machine existing. Not until today.
There's something else as well. A much, much smaller figure steps out of the hangar and heads in your direction. A couple moments pass, and you're able to see that it resembles a woman wearing an oversized hoodie and baseball cap, her long, white hair flowing in the wind as she walks.
"Greetings. I assume you're my new pilot." She stops right before you and extends her hand. A piercing blue gaze meets your own eyes. "I hope you can lead me well."
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to the concept! This prompt is centered around the idea of your character becoming a mecha pilot of a Synchro - a union of a giant robot and an android sharing an empathic link - and being thrown into a massive conflict where the life of an individual doesn't particularly matter. Your primary objective here is survival, and perhaps learning more about the mystery of the war your nation is currently fighting.
A little bit about myself - I'm a 21 year old gal from the GMT+2 timezone who got into Gundam a few months ago thanks to Witch from Mercury. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it! It's what prompted me to watch yet another Gundam series - Iron-Blooded Orphans, which I haven't finished yet. Thanks to them I realized just how fun a mecha setting could be, and now I'd love to meet other people who think the same!
This rp is meant to follow a lot of the themes of the Gundam series, like the horrors of war and discrimination, but that doesn't mean there can't be some lighter moments or bonding with your friends, resulting in potential romance. However, I'm planning for this to be a long rp, so anyone wanting to hold hands with your cute android companion will have to be patient.
I'd like to assume a sort of a GM role where I control the world and most of the characters, while you'll be following along a certain route due to having to answer orders from your superiors, you will be free to do what you want during downtime, so I'm heavily encouraging people who enjoy taking initiative! Hell, you could even defect from the military with your giant robot and join the opposite side if you'd like, but remember that your actions have consequences!
As for your character, there are only two strict requirements - she has to be a woman, as I have no interest in writing romance with male characters, and she has to be a new recruit, like described in my introduction. Aside from that, get creative! Doesn't matter if she's cis or trans, younger or older, all I'm looking for are fun ideas that will the roleplay more enjoyable. I will share more info on the setting in private messages, but feel free to just spitball anything that you might find interesting.
Requirements for you, the player, are a bit more strict, but I'd like to ensure that I set the right expectations: - No misogynists, racists, homophobes, transphobes. I'm a trans lesbian and if you're the kind of [REDACTED] who would have a problem with this then don't even bother wasting my time. - Be literate. Usually I write between 3 and 6 paragraphs, sometimes even more, but for a good time with me you'll be fine with 2-3 solid paragraphs that will give me something to work with. If you give me more, then I'll personally kiss you. - Be flexible. I have ADHD and a lot on my plate thanks to college, so I'm not the great at replying consistently. Sometimes you'll get two responses in a day, sometimes none for a week. Make sure to keep that in mind. You don't have to worry about me nagging you over a response either. - Use Discord. It's the only platform I use to rp due to the ease of storing important information. As a part of that, do not contact me using reddit chat. All chat requests will be ignored. - (Optional but appreciated) Talk to me! I enjoy chatting with my roleplay partners a lot, as I believe good ooc often leads to good ic.
I think that's everything! Haven't made a prompt post in a while so I might go back and edit some stuff later, but hopefully I was able to interest you in the concept. Have a nice day!
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2023.05.29 23:48 pipsvip Asking for recommendations joinery for external column veneer

I have some columns on the front porch that hold up a second-storey porch and they were clad in exterior-rated 5/8" mdf painted dark brown. We're having work done that necessitates removing the lower and upper parts of the columns and I was planning on covering the columns with regular SPF lumber, carefully selected, stained coffee brown and sealing with deck sealer. The design is simple, four faces with the corners rounded off and I'm going to plane the lumber down to about 5/8" (I'd resaw, but the bandsaw budget went to the contractor). I have 45 degree lock mitre bits I thought might work for three faces front and sides, then maybe a butt-joint with glue in the back and some brad nails, but I'm wondering if anyone has a better recommendation.
I'm open to any suggestions - materials, stripping the old mdf off - whatever you think might work best. I'm aware my plan will require biennial maintenance, I'm cool with that. The columns are 110 3/4" tall, and with the MDF 8.5" wide on each side. The columns inside are 6".
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2023.05.29 23:47 Schnike_OW HELP! Game freezes after launching

Hello guys, i need your help. I just got AC Origins today but i cant get the game to launch. I bought the game in Ubisoft Connect and installed it on my HDD for games (not my Windows-Drive). At the beginning i couldnt even get the game to open. That however was fixed by moving the sounddata folder. Now the game freezes when i reach the menu. Right after i press the button to start and the game checks for updates it freezes after a few seconds. The sound cuts out about 30secs after that and then nothing happends. If tried the following:
Running game as admin - Disabeling FXAA in Nvidia Control panel - installing newest gpu driver - installing driver 528.49 - repair game - start game in windowed - enable compatability in properties - plug in a controller (with and without ds4windows) - deleting old temp files - disable fullscreen optimizations
but nothing seems to work. Anyone got any ideas what i could be trying?
Ty for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your response!
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2023.05.29 23:47 Gargus-SCP Book of Dreams: "The Birth Day," by B.W. Clough

In the dawn days of humanity, off the banks of the yet-unnamed Euphrates river, the Shaper sits to meet with Ikat, New Meeter of her band. Today is the day her people put her latest dream into practice, altering their yearly route to coincide with the local goats' movements so they might take a few for themselves and have meat all year round, a practice the Shaper says ought be called "herding." He seems troubled by this development, though, able to see what Ikat cannot in her innocence, the full scope of what this idea will mean for the land all round. He's only here to talk, of course, but with gods it's rarely so simple as that...
My reading partner and I had quite the extensive discussion over whether Clough's characterization of Dream is in keeping with how he's portrayed in the comic. That Dream would feel at all troubled by an idea born in his realm finding fertile ground in which it can grow and spread and begat a millionfold others seems odd given his typical philosophy of letting things play out as they must. The Morpheus we see in flashback during Brief Lives is as distanced from the patterns of intelligent beings and their civilizations from his part in passively shaping their course as Destruction is disturbed at seeing the early stages of a terminal phase play out afresh, for much the same reason between them. Both have done this dance a billion times on other worlds, and feel at that time they will do it a billion times more. To even imply Dream sees herding becoming agriculture becoming civilization spread round the entire globe and thinks, "Hmm, don't know how I feel about this," sorta implies this narrative features a very, very young Dream, and while I'm certain such doubts plagued him the first time something begun in his realm found rooting deep enough to spread past a single tribe uncountable worlds away, the aspect in prominent expression during the birth of herding on Earth feeling so doesn't seem right.
Course, one can take a few tacts to explain the oddity away. The fluid nature of reality in Sandman alone opens the floodgates for saying this isn't necessarily Earth or else Morpheus' exact history isn't strictly set in stone, depending on how each individual beholder is biased to perceive. Seizing on this, I do think the story proves an interesting brief exercise in examining a corner of Dream's character.
Unable to comprehend or so much as see Morpheus' attempted shared vision of the future, Ikat's perspective on her encounter is strictly one of the moment. She's so far away from what humanity will become as a result of her idea, she sees no reason in Morpheus suggesting the nearby river ought have a proper name - names are for personal things, ideas with use, people you know. The river is a river, and otherwise belongs to itself. Still, she is by self-admission given to rambling and self-storytelling as a result of her function as the band's greeter for all things new, so it is through her eyes we understand Morpheus' words of caution translate to discomfort with this new idea on his part, translate to potentially wanting the idea smothered in its crib. And why not, for if the embodiment of dreams manifests physically where he otherwise leaves a light but apposite tread, could it be for any other reason than halting intervention? Ikat is so caught in the idea the Shaper is opposed to her continuing this thread, she interprets her people's discovery of a young boy who spoilt the first herding excursion and looks past her club foot to see a suitable mate as an attempted distraction by the dream god, and resolves to look after her growing brainchild equally well as her future physical children.
But then, the boy was probably already there before Dream made himself known, would have returned home with the others and met and fallen for Ikat regardless what the Shaper said. All what changes is Ikat's priming to think this is some ploy to make her forget about herding. If Morpheus didn't manifest before her, speak his guarded words, show any direct interest in the course of history, is it not possible Ikat WOULD forget her dream and focus entirely on childrearing of a more literal sort, absent the stimuli to gird herself against distraction?
I just find it interesting to contemplate Dream as so inherently tied to those thoughts and ideas from out his realm, a well-meant word of caution primes the future more than if he left well enough alone.
What do you all think?
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2023.05.29 23:46 CharacterDetective13 Many new shower locations open for the summer!

Fellow Communal Enthusiasts: Today is Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial start of summer and the seasonal opening of all outdoor Public Swimming Pools primarily in the United States! We could really help each other out by visiting our local swimming pools and checking out the changing rooms and showers. If we find surviving communal showers in these facilities, we can snap pics and upload them here which will then be added to the map. Most municipalities and park districts aren't going to spend the money upgrading facilities to "modern" standards until complete renovations become more cost-effective than patchwork repairs AND they can get a municipal bond passed and issued. Furthermore, communal showers are usually seen as less of an issue at pools in present day as all patrons can choose to shower nude or in the privacy of their swimsuit. Therefore, this could be a potential gold mine of locations where communal showers survive to this day. Y'all willing to take a little time and check out the public swimming pools, not only in your community, but in a wider area so that we can make the map as complete and resourceful as possible? Imagine the impact we could have if we all committed to visiting the nearest 5 pools to us and sharing photos of the surviving communal showers. Let’s do it!
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2023.05.29 23:45 nightmischief [Recruiting] MWPSB LEVEL 12 TH11+ #28Q9G9JCG SOCIAL/WAR/GAME

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2023.05.29 23:44 SillyGoose030 How can I keep my door locked without my mom coming in?

Some days I (17F) just need to be alone/cry, and this isn’t something that happens often but I need my privacy, you know?
I have a lock on my door, but my family doesn’t respect that and just uses a pin to open the door anyways. It’s awful because my mom will come in when I’m crying and force me to hug her, and it sucks especially because she’s not considerate in how she touches me and it’s very painful because of how she digs her nails into my arms (I bruise very easily) / overall it’s very suffocating.
Communication will not work. She is a very controlling person.
Any advice on how to keep the door locked? I know I could use a chair… but I think it would be hard to get one into my room just to lock the door. Any other advice?
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2023.05.29 23:43 LilMewMeow_667 I have a broken bracket and I have no idea what to do

My bracket just popped off, I wasn't even eating anything that would have hurt it. The glue came off with it too. I really don't know what to do since no places are open today and I can't eat with it like this. Help.
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