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2016.06.29 03:03 mostinterestingtroll BLΛƆKPIИK 🇦🇺 [BORN PINK] WORLD TOUR in MELBOURNE - JUNE 10-11

BLACKPINK / 블랙핑크 (stylized as BLΛƆKPIИK) is a four-member K-pop girl group by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. The group debuted on August 8th, 2016. BLACKPINK is represented by Interscope and Universal Music Group outside of Asia. Second subreddit: BeulPing

2014.07.06 00:46 LegalNA Legal Advice UK - Legal help and advice for those in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland

LegalAdviceUK exists to provide help for those in need of legal support in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We operate as a form of "legal triage" where commenters can guide posters towards resolving issues themselves or towards an appropriate professional.

2011.02.28 05:50 littlewing91 Gettin' faded, one day at a time

For enthusiasts of raw denim in all its forms; from the rarest Japanese heritage jeans, to the most frayed of jorts.

2023.06.05 05:38 Unabashedlydumb I (21F) dating 25M for a little over a month & I felt like the relationship made sense. Now I’m second guessing myself.

Since turning 21, I decided I wanted to take dating more seriously. I’m not sure if the mindset change is what’s making me feel differently towards this guy or if there’s something actually right about him. At what point do you know when you’re supposed to give up on a relationship?
Everything has been going very well. We have started to get to know each other mentally, physically, & emotionally & I feel like I’m progressing towards genuinely loving him. I don’t want to make anything official for at least three months of knowing each other because that’s just the way I want things to go. However him & I have established we wanted to be exclusive.
BUT he went on a date with another girl: He originally invited me to go out, but I had work. Next time him & I hung out I asked how the game was & he said it was fun & told me he went with a friend. Turns out that friend was a girl he used to date not too long ago. & I didn’t come up at all. I told him that’s kinda weird I didn’t come up at all. He just shrugged it off.
Later during conversation he told me he didn’t feel like he could be emotionally vulnerable with me yet so he goes to his friends. Turns out those two friends are also people he used to date but decided to remain friends with. I told him it made me uncomfortable that he’s still friends with them, not because I don’t think he shouldn’t have girl-friends, but because they don’t know that he’s seeing me seriously. He told me he’d tell them, it’s been ~2 weeks since I first expressed my concern & he hasn’t told them.
He’s been honest about what’s going on, but he’s not taking action about the situation. This situation is the only major issue I have had with him. How do I proceed?
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2023.06.05 05:38 owdante When you spend more time on train station than the factories it is serving...Haven't posted in a while! Back after 2 updates and addicted to this game...and trains. I love trains.

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2023.06.05 05:38 Onetimeguy8 Why is language taken so seriously in this country?

I’m going to be ranting/venting about my experiences as a banana (Ethically Chinese). My malay, mandarin and mandarin dialect skills are nearly nonexistent. I only speak fluent english.
When my parents found out about me they made a plan. My mom would speak to me in english and my dad would speak to me in mandarin in order for me to learn both. It was a great plan, if and only if my dad followed through and actually spoke to me in mandarin (He didn’t, didn’t even speak to me in hokkiean like he does with my mom all the time). So off to a great start. For my school life my parents never ever sent me to a chinese or gov school, they sent me to international schools which didn’t allow other languages than english to be spoken (exceptions are for language classes of course). Growing up with astro I watched all the english movie channels (21st Century Fox, AXN, HBO, Cinemax, Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Nikolodiean) and listened to HITZ FM every car ride to school.
My parents and my extended family then started to catch on to the fact that I did not know how to speak any other language other than english (They were more concerned about me not knowing any sort of mandarin). They were more surprised that I didn’t know any hokkiean because they thought I would passively or sub consciously pick it up just by hearing my parents speak it to each other without ever directly speaking to me in hokkiean (Guess how that worked out). My parent’s solution was to send me to Mandarin tuition every Saturday morning when I was always half asleep. I went to the same Mandarin tuition for 4 years and during that time I was relentlessly shamed by parents, tuition teachers, and extended family for not knowing any malay, mandarin, and mandarin dialects for years.
Every CNY I go to my Ah Ma’s house and it’s always the same questions and insults thrown at me:
“Can you speak chinese?”
“How come you don’t know chinese!?”
“You are chinese, you must also know chinese.”
“If you go overseas to find job and cannot speak chinese you cannot find a job, you see how!” (They think you got to know mandarin in-order to get employed any where in the world because the rise of china and all that)
When my older cousins try to teach me a mandarin phrase and I mispronounce just a little bit the whole room would erupt in laughter. My own dad yells at me for not knowing how to speak mandarin while still knowing he didn’t teach me when I was young like he said he would to my mom. Once after coming back from mandarin tuition my dad and I had some argument, I can’t remember how it started, and when we got home he threatened and motioned to hit me and yelled at me saying that I wasn’t chinese. (I notice this pattern in other banana related posts where a lot of people consider not speaking mandarin is a shame to the chinese race. Like okay are we trying be build some pure ethno-state or some shit?)
As for not speaking malay, my parents also thought that I would learn malay if I were surrounded by people who spoke malay even if those people never talked to me directly in malay. I guess they thought that since I grew up in a malay speaking country I would naturally know how to speak malay, even without having an environment/routine that would involve the malay language. I did take mandatory malay classes in school but they were half assed and once per week after school.
Safe to say that all of this has damaged me to a degree, to the point where I don’t even feel comfortable being close to someone with the same race/ethnicity as me because now I have this constant fear that they would eventually find out I don’t know mandarin and they would shame me for it. Whenever I hear a non-chinese person speak mandarin (even if it’s not completely fluent) I get MASSIVELY insecure and I try to stay as far away from them as possible. I now yearn for the day I leave this country and go to the UK or AUS where speaking english is the norm.
So why is language is extremely important in this country? How has it gotten to this point? I’d love to see your answers 😊
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2023.06.05 05:37 Agile_Sun_3713 Visa 14 to Visa 18

Good morning! ☀️
I have just received another job offer in Kuwait and I’m currently on Visa 14 as I was going to leave Kuwait but now have decided to accept the job. I am leaving Kuwait in 2 weeks for summer vacation and I’m worried that this will not be done on time. I am also a teacher and there also needs to be other approvals done. How long does it take for a Visa 14 to be transferred to Visa 18 under new sponsorship? Thank you!
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2023.06.05 05:37 CommieDalek Inexperienced Player looking to try Glaives, but no idea where to start

With the recent touching up of them in the Seasonal Artifact, and the Enigma sitting at Level 2 in my vault for a good while now, I figured now's a good a time as any to start using these things. Problem is, I have no idea how to use Glavies effectively, or what perks are good. With guns, it's fairly simple: you point at the thing and you shoot, and sometimes you shoot at a bigger thing with the bigger gun. But Glaives have blocks and melee attacks and projectiles and I'm just not sure how to use these contraptions in the best way possible, and which weapon perks are best for them. Hell, are they even worth using in the current meta? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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2023.06.05 05:37 kaixingli How is employability with a PhD in epi (specialization in pharmacoepi or clinical trials) these days?

A bit of a background on myself: I have a bachelor's of science in biology and a MPH both from Canadian universities. I have been working within the Canadian government as an epidemiologist conducting national surveys for the past 2 years but do not particularly enjoy my field. I have always liked the medical and biostatistics side more from my previous formation so I am thinking a further specialization in pharmaco/clinical trials might be interesting but there's very little info on employability or compensation in this field. The current job is also not paying enough for us to attain home ownership in Toronto/Montreal and is not very stimulating (the same descriptive stats every day). As I am hitting 30 soon & in the process of having a newborn, this is a very important aspect for us. this I am hoping to find answers for some of these questions here:
  1. How is the pharma/biotech job market right now for holders of a PhD degree in epi? Is it hard to find a job post-graduation?
  2. What is compensation like in that industry (Both in Canada and in the USA)?
  3. What is the day-to-day like? How is work life balance?
  4. Does school reputation matter a lot? I am planning to apply to the university of toronto, mcgill, ottawa, and try my luck at harvard (lol) and johns hopkins (also lol). Are there other schools in the US with a strong program in pharmaco or clinical trials that are friendly to Canadians?
Thank you so much for your time and assistance.
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2023.06.05 05:37 victoriangoth_ How should I confess to my online friend?

i've gained strong feelings for my online friend and they told me they are in an open relationship but demiromantic (their partner is okay and so are they with the open relationship lifestyle) but i really want to confess to them. it's been 2 months in counting since we've been spending time together and such, is it too early to confess or do anything to take that big step? or is it alright if i can do it now? should i just wait? what can i do?
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2023.06.05 05:37 livinglitch When and how do I get better armor/weapons?

Im level 5 now. Every fight someone is going down in my party.
My druid cant cast spells with a weapon in hand but his cantrips are missing most of the time. Cant cast? Cant heal. Cant heal? People die. But he needs a shield to gain any sort of AC. 15 AC total My paladin also cant cast with her hands full. Most of her spells slots are going to smite. Shes still using the 1h starting weapon (1d8), starting shield, and starting armor. 18 AC total My tiefiling warlock is blasting things at an ok pace and range but her AC is pretty low 14 ac My bard is sitting at 17 AC as well. Mot of that is from rolling high on dex.
Im on the first gem quest after getting the crown. Almost everything is hidden in dimlight even though its on the edge of my opening up a boarded window. The boss fight was BS, The legendary actions everytime one of my characters got to do something and regeneration. I had to reload that fight 3 times to get through it. Once because the door closed and kept my tiefiling out. A second because my druid and paladin went down first, and finally on the third one I was able to start the fight at the top of the stairs and go towards the windows but didnt roll high for my init and lost my bard early on.
Any advice? I understand the system and how the rules go for the most part. It feels like the game is unbalanced against the party if every fight is in the dark and every one needs to either hold a torch (lose AC/shield) or have dark vision. I get that on my paladin if I can make it to level 7 but at 5 and a half, Im start to see why theres such a low % of early achievements being completed for this game. It feels like I should restart and roll a party of 2 paladins and 2 warlocks to blast, smite, and lay on hands my way through the game.
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2023.06.05 05:37 TexanCoyote1 Barbarian Bleed build? Post patch 1.0.2d

I'm new to diablo and started with a barb and have been having a great time so far, but im torn between running WW or Bleed build
I'm currently running All 3 shouts, Lunge, WW, and Bezerker. I also play with a group, so im hoping I can run atleast 2 shouts with a bleed build
With that said, does anyone know a decent bleed builds for mid to late game?
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2023.06.05 05:37 BlazerYanko Potential New Tenant Insisted on Paying 6 Months Up Front

Searched the sub and only found the opposite situation (being asked by landlord to pay many months up from). This happened almost a year ago and I shut down contact with the because it didn't smell right. Curious whether it was a scam attempt or not. Long story because I think the details adding up are important.
Partner and I were moving out of our owned house and wanted to rent it out, so first time looking for tenants. Listed on Facebook and Zillow. One person, jerry contacted me via phone. Basically he said that he lives in Atlanta (we are about 1,000 miles away in the US midwest) and that he is looking for a place for his mother, who lives in our town. He sounded 30s to 40s. Okay. The weirdness detector first went off because he elaborated that he is a very successful owner of Mutiple businesses in that he has multiple millions of dollars. This is why he wanted to get a place for his mom. Okay...maybe true but I would expect someone like that would look to buy rather than rent, and our house was like a typical midwest starter house. Probably on the nicer end of that class of house, but not millionaire renting a house for mom from across the country. And in particular the neighborhood is right on the edge of a rougher part of town. This is not a tucked away subdivision, it's an old part of town, a loud street. Still, fine, maybe. He says in that initial phone call that he wants to set a time for mom to come tour it, and also that he will be looking to pay 6 months of front. I was already feeling off about it so I did say we probably wouldn't be interested in that. He ignored that. We set up a time for mom. We were going to be there cleaning anyway. Robbery scam crossed my mind but we had already moved out and the house was empty and I made sure to mention that offhand in the call.

So mom does show and is the age expected. However she's also with a man that age, which wasn't mentioned. Fair enough maybe. Women are unfortunately not safe by themselves. But it's the many small things adding up the suspicion. They were also in an awful beater car. Idk, you're going to rent mom a house but you have her car-less and being around by this type of guy? This guy was also just very odd as they toured the house. Comically gravelly voice. Him and mom moved fast. It's far less than what you would expect from someone trying to pick out a place to live. Barely asked any questions and didn't seem interested in any of the facts I told them. So maybe she just could tell right away it wasn't for her? Nah, at the end they both definitely yet unenthusiastically said it was perfect for her. She would be contacting her son to set up the payment and sign the lease. I mention I'll still need her to fill out the little free background check thing on the Zillow listing since she'll be living there.

Maybe a day later i get an email from supposedly Jerry's secretary or assistant or something. Says they want to sign and again pay 6 months up front. I say in the email that both mom as tenant and Jerry as the person signing the lease need to do the background check thing. Again, very easy. There might have been a couple emails after of him/her saying something like he is paying 6 months up front, that's more valuable that a credit score check anyway. He absolutely refused to do the background check or have his mom do it. Or that might have been something he said on the call. Because soon enough he called me, not quite angry, but close, saying stuff to the tune of that. Reiterating that he is a multi millionaire and very successful. Here's where he got very angry and was yelling at me on the phone.

I essentially told him it's my first time doing this, we're just trying to be smart and we aren't anywhere near desperate to get the lease signed right now, plus we have other tour requests. I said from my perspective and in my experience (I work in a finance related field), a person or company would nearly always rather pay later than now, assuming no interest on paying later. It's cash flow. I know there are plenty of examples of the opposite, but I said this and some of the other things adding up are why it smells off (and that he is getting very mad). He said it's just convenient to pay and then not think about it, because such small amounts of money to him are rounding errors and not worth his time to think about every month. I did mention we could set up an auto-pay. He rambled loudly for an impressive amount of time, I wish i remember everything he said. But it was truly not believable at this point and was pretty funny - He kept just talking about how successful he was but the specific things he said sounded like things that someone very not successful (or a 12 year old) would think a very successful person would say. Hopefully this makes sense and you would be sketched out too. I think at this point I shut it down.

I couldn't quite figure out what scam this could be but I just didn't like it and we had other good prospects and no time crunch. Similar-ish things I found online weren't quite this situation. Most assumed scouting for burglary. Closest hits had that upfront payment not going through. Then either 1 they live there a few months free before we notice and evict or 2 something about they would change their mind, ask for a refund, we send the refund, but in reality what they initially sent bounces so they just got wired money form me worth 6 months rent. But we wouldn't have let them move in before the payment cleared nor would we have sent a refund if they signed a lease. Super curious.
So tl;dr someone cross country with a story that didn't smell right about his wealth and success wanted to rent our house for his mom. He refused to do the Zillow background check or have his mom do it, and he insisted on paying 6 months up front. He got very angry on the phone when I pushed back on those points and explained I believe politely why those points made me uncomfortable. Was this a scam and if so what was it?
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2023.06.05 05:37 Big_Initiative_1211 Meltdowns (?) w/ aggression; he requests we yell at him to break the behavior

In the past 6 months our 5 y.o. son has regular (2-3x per week) aggressive outbursts which I believe are meltdowns. It’s usually (but not always) triggered by overstimulation and he gets so revved up he starts hitting and kicking us; he’ll also occasionally bite our clothes.
We remain calm and try to help him regulate, but the manic behavior only breaks once he becomes emotional and cries. He will often ask us to yell at him and - I think - it’s because he’s craving that dramatic/emotional response from us which will result in his tears and the end of the episode.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I don’t want to yell at him and fear getting into this destructive dynamic. But I also want to help him break the episode and - when I don’t yell - partly feel like I’m ignoring his request for help.
Any thoughts or advice?
(When he was a little younger he would occasionally act out by throwing things and would request a “time out”. There are other versions of this pattern where he gets locked into an episode of defiance and is seeking punishment.)
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2023.06.05 05:37 Centaur46 Just some speculation

I believe the depths has camps that ignore the exp system, I only just recently entered the depths, and found 2 camps right next to recorder containing silver and black enemies, thought it was nuts that I basically went from red and blue to black and silver so quickly, but apparently these 2 camps were the exception, as every camp since has been red and blue enemies, haven’t seen either black or silver in a time now. This has me assuming that there are guaranteed silver enemies in the depths regardless of level.
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2023.06.05 05:36 OutofTouchInTheWay 20 Year Anniversary October 2023. Ask Me Anything!

330 then 210 now
Congratulations Everyone!
  1. Knew I had to do this when my older brother died at 43, 425#. I was 40-325. Younger bro 38-300.
  2. Fought the insurance battle, obtained policy covering RNY, started process.
  3. 8-month pre-op was not an option, and that’s a good thing. Saw people sabotage themselves in pre-op, and they were dismissed. Others flunked the psych tests, demonstrated things pointing to high risk of post-op sabotage. Dismissed.
  4. Procedure was as described. Comedian/anesthesiologist asked me, right before I entered never, never land, if I was aware that I would be lifted above surgical table, and turned upside-down during procedure! What???…never saw that joker again. Doc confirmed this detail later.
  5. Weight loss was rapid and thrilling. Below 220 in 7 months or so. Learned important lessons for this first stage. Like (a) don’t eat raw carrots or celery, as these can conspire against you, weave themselves into a “mat,” and jam your hole. Rice can do this too—see funny anecdote below. Upward Eviction ensues. (b) [for the lucky people] don’t eat sweet, sugary stuff like ice cream, shakes, pie etc. Immediate downward eviction occurs [turbo-charged food dumping] it’s a race to the bathroom (c) Sushi and an ice-cold Ichiban. Sounds fab. Maybe not. Rice is starchy and clingy, beer is loaded with malt. Hmmmm. Imagine belching up (and out) an impossible quantity of rice-infused foam for an hour. Yup!Hint: Ditch the rice..eat sashimi. Maybe the beer too. If you are not lucky with auto-rejection of sweet/fatty stuff, look out! Stat away from it. Milkshakes are particularly troublesome. They liquify on contact with mouth, and there are no limits on quantity.
By the time you graduate from this stage, you will have your own set of rules.
At any and all stages, even 20 years down the road, BEWARE OF ALCOHOL. This was not discussed in my pre-op process. I’m guessing it is now. Alcohol can DESTROY you and your weight loss. Know this now. People who have never had an issue with alcohol can become dependent on it post-op. It’s a transferred addiction. Sugar in a different form. No one is immune. You, like me, may be physically unable to overeat, but there are no limits on liquids. I lost a lot of ground on this issue, but managed to gain control. Zero is my magic number when it comes to alcohol.
  1. My brother. Same path, same successes and failures. Developed same alcohol problem. It killed him at 58.
  2. Later stages. You’ll lose the “easy pounds” in stage 1. Going lower gets back to food choices and exercise. Gaining weight is common, so stay in front of it. If alcohol use sneaks upward, get in front if it. Maintenance is the drill forever thereafter.
  3. Hope some of this helpful. Ask me anything.
Congratulations and Good Luck!!
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2023.06.05 05:36 evisionz I think I just discovered why I’m having ongoing stomach issues, panic, shakiness, and tingling feelings. Coffee and caffeine…

I never really put two and two together, but for some background, I drink 1-2 cups a day. Sometimes I skip a day over the weekend as I’m gone and never really buy coffee when I’m away. Only from my coffee setup.
I have an expensive coffee setup and I buy speciality beans online. I drink black coffee and learned to really love the taste. It’s a ritual for me, but I poop like crazy. 2-3 times within an hour or two after drinking coffee. Sometimes diarrhea too. Sometimes even more than that, which is crazy to even say right now as I’m typing.
I’ve always just dealt with it because I love coffee. So I would always keep up with my water and electrolytes to make up for it.
A few weeks back I ended up in the hospital with low potassium despite eating a lot of potassium and drinking electrolytes which contain a lot of potassium. I’ve been getting severe anxiety and panic attacks recently.
The day I ended up in the hospital, I drank 3 cups of coffee that day. Today, I felt terribly shaky and panicky despite eating very healthy and keeping up with my hydration. I had coffee today.
Yesterday I had an amazing day where I felt great, no excessive pooping, no panic, no shaky tingly feeling. I felt properly hydrated. The difference? I had no coffee.
Oh man, I never thought I’d say this but I think I need to quit coffee/caffeine. The stomach issues, shaky tingly feelings, panic and anxiety. I’d rather not deal with that stuff.
The sad thing about it all though is I love coffee, and I love the ritual of making it. I use scales and precise measurements. I’ve invested hundreds into coffee equipment. It would be sad to let it go. I guess if maybe I got into decaf coffee, or caffeine free tea then I could still use some of it.
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2023.06.05 05:36 14raider Selling Vancouver July 5 Tickets

Selling Vancouver July 5 Tickets
Hi fellow twosetters,
I got 2 tickets to twoset due to being a long time fan and was really excited to go, however due to having to attend a wedding of a close friend I will be out of the country and would not be able to go. I would like to sell these tickets to another twosetter so that they can enjoy it. Not looking to make a profit, just to sell them at cost.
Dm for more info!
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2023.06.05 05:36 AshleyusingReddit Partner Split

I need some advice.

I started a business with a former coworker in 2021. At the onset of forming the busineess, I put everything in my name. Legally, I am the owner of the business. As far as workload, we partnered and for the most part split the workload in the beginning. We had a slow start(I own 2 other businesses and she works full time) and dedicated a handful of hours to the business the furst year. We were able to build momentum in the business towards the end of 2022/beginning of 2023.
Recently, the business has began to boom. I transitioned to making this my main focus and my other two businesses have had to fall more to the wayside. We have hired one employee to help but it's still growing and even devoting all of my time to this, I am beginning to feel overwhelmed. I am frustrated because over the last 3 months, I have been working on this business 60+ hours a week whereas my partner is still only doing a handful of hours a week.
She is unable to leave her current job as she has a green card in process. The process will not be complete until the end of 2024. This is also frustrating to me because she initially told me she would be able to transition to full-time on our business by the onset of 2024. I am additionally frustrated because some weekends she simply doesnt work. Because I am focused on the business full time during the week, I ask her to at least help with the tasks I cannot get to during the weekend.
I have been running the business majority without her help recently. We work in consumer goods. I design the products, spec them, develop the prototypes, sell to buyers, and work with the factory on the orders. I also handle all our expenses and financials. This financial portion was something she was supposed to do but has not been able to due to herr full tiime job. Currently, she only handles our freight and logistics, which I am also still invoolved in.
We split out profits 50/50. I have been telling her it's not fair and I am overworked, I want her to take a reduction in perceentage of profits until she is able to dedicate more time to this business. She believes its unfair. I am sacraficing money from my other two businesses to try and keep up. I told her I am thinking about going back to focusing on my other businesses primarily and she is worried that if I do this, we will lose our customer base. I know we will.
I have debated putting the business on hold until she gets her green card but we are having great momentum with our products currently.
I am interested to hear what other entrepreneurs think.
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2023.06.05 05:36 Clockwork-isntaclock Hi

I can recall it staring all the way back in 2011, somewhere in September. Not so sure about the exact day but it might've been somewhere trought the end of it. The cold was starting to set in at this time in Canada, so did the Halloween spirit. I was preparing in order to go help my friend set the decorations on. I know, it's early but she's always been the kind to celebrate every holiday a month before. I was just near the front door, picking up my coat for the visit when I've heard a quiet, gentle knocking from behind.I can recall it staring all the way back in 2011, somewhere in September. Not so sure about the exact day but it might've been somewhere trought the end of it. The cold was starting to set in at this time in Canada, so did the Halloween spirit. I was preparing in order to go help my friend set the decorations on. I know, it's early but she's always been the kind to celebrate every holiday a month before. I was just near the front door, picking up my coat for the visit when I've heard a quiet, gentle knocking from behind. Barely audible, as quiet as a small sight. I hadn't planned anyone to come neither was I waiting for a delivery, I can just remember too well this fact. I opened the door only to find a single cardboard box sitting there. No delivery man like it is usually the case for packages too big for the complex's mailbox, as I lived in an apartment. It simply sat there, alone and without informations. It even was so quiet on it's delivery that if I hadn't heard the ever so slight knocking I probably wouldn't have noticed the arrival of a package. I picked it up to place it somewhere inside then went over to go do what I had planned for the afternoon, telling myself I must've had ordered something but just not remembering, as it was a rather usual habit of mine. When I came back to my small 2-rooms apartment in the evening, the package was still sitting on the table. Where I had put it, obviously. Nothing stroke me as particularly odd with the package just glancing at it. Dry, unmoving, which is as a box should be. There is few, very few things I regretted more than opening this stranger package. It contained meat. It wasn't filled with it, nor did the meat looked odd in any way, it was just fresh, raw meat. In a package. At my door. It... definitely wasn't something I had been expecting to find inside. I brushed it off as a simple delivery mistake. After all, we can command meat to get it delivered. Especially that the local butcher shop was offering this service. Yet, it still stuck with me for a while. I never had a great relation with meat and it's industry, as far as I can remember. I threw it away. Seeing these pink, bleedy lumps have always disgusted me to my core. The butcher shop has always freaked me out with the meat hanging like that. I didn't think much about it after a month, after a year and half I had just forgotten about it. Until half a year later, two years after the strange packaged meat, there came another. Another neatly arranged package was there. On the top of it... was an enveloppe, attached with a thin, white string finely set into a gentle loop like a old-fashionned gift. I didn't pick it up right away. It reminded me vaguely too much of the weird, gross package of meat I had received 2 years before. And this time. I was certain I hadn't ordered anything. And the knocking announcing it's arrival had gotten quite louder, as I could hear it from the kitchen. It was still quiet thought, so that I would barely hear it. Despite my resilience to take the package, the envy and morbid curiosity grew bigger and became hard to stand. In the end, I left it out for almost a whole week, before I just couldn't stand knowing it was outside my door anyone. So I let it inside my flat. It was left on the table in my bedroom for quite a while, actually. About a month. Yet when it was opened, the meat was still fresh. The enveloppe contained meat as well, althought it seemed like a different one. It was... spongier than the other. I mean of course, it wasn't the usual kind of spongy meat. The second package was the exact same as the first one thought. And I brushed it off too, however trying to find who was meant to receive them this time. Then the year after, it's the same thing. Same package, same foolish mistake of opening it. All of this, these 3 strange packages, all of it began to form a morbid obsession in me. All of it felt so unreal to even be true. Unfortunately all of it was, and I've learned that the hard way. I won't go on about it for too long I think you understand. The delays between these deliveries atrociously shrinked with the time. And you know what's the worst of it? I couldn't do anything about it. I moved out, for unrelated reasons, from Canada to London, in the hope of finding a new job -which was the reason and also the need of change- but also in the slight hope that the boxes wouldn't get to me again. They found me. I had a nice, stable job, as a librarian in a town near London at the time, when the boxes came again. When they started appearing in bigger quantities, I tried getting rid of them, but no hope, if it was trown away or burned, new ones appeared, with the same infernal and endless knocking, I was on the verge of snapping at this point, couldn't stand the knocking getting louder and louder. So. I was left with no choice but to stock it. Of course it was useless, but I couldn't get myself to try and consume it, the circonstances I got them in were just so strange. The meat took all over my fridge, they just arrived so fast, it couldn't contain any more and was full after a week. Couldn't find the space to buy a bigger fridge, and either way it'll fill just as quick with how the packages started containing more, and they arrived faster over. Over and over and over again. So I empiled them around the fridge, into neat piles, but they kept falling off with the bottom row rotting at an alarming rate. The smell wasn't an issue at first, kept in the fridge, it took over a month to decay. But an hot day or two to three regurarly tempered days were enought for it to become all lumpy and gross. All of it. And I still couldn't throw it away, the rotten wasn't going away either, I just received new boxes of the same decaying meat. So more and more kept coming to that spot of my house. And gradually, very, it ended up covering the whole floor, spilled all over but stomped on so often by myself it kind of became a... meaty carpet. It is as gross as it sound. But the deliveries didn't stop. They just went faster, as my floor was full. I... don't know what kind of thought crossed my mind that day but I picked up the package, I took the tender out of it and slowly, I was hanging it on the walls. And so more, same thing happened, they got full too. I'm not too sure why even to this day but, almost hypnotized, I began to put it on the furnitures. The fridge, the sink, the drawers, the tv, even my bed. All of them were -and still are- covered in that God-awful flesh. this happened over a year ago, I've been sleeping on this for over a year. Then it came to the ceiling, it filled so much faster, as the delays of the meat got so, so much closer. Then over the last year I've just been... mindlessly repeating the same patern. A layer of floor, one of the walls, for furniture and for the ceiling. I... lost my job. I've became so obsessed with the stranger meat I didn't went in over 2 months. Quickly enought, I couldn't afford any food to substain myself, leaving no choice but to try and substain off the flesh that was sent to me. All of this started a year ago. I remember the last time I went outside, the tip of my fingers were.. starting to chip off. I had started eating the meat a few days before only. And that was the indication that I was done. And yes, I haven't came out of my apartment for a whole year. I was trying to avoid eating as much as I could once I realized it was the meat who did this to my poor hand, covering them in a gross, bloody flesh. But I just couldn't help but do it, I felt so strangely compelled to take it and swallow it all the way. And there was more of this thick, bleedish-pink flesh growing on my body as the time went by and I consumed more. Look at me. Look at my hands, my deeply infected hands and arms, the flesh spreading like a virus over my very own being. Look at my neck. Bending too much, covered in a thick, bleedy flesh. But I can't not eat it anymore, I just- depend on it now. I can't get rid of eating it. When I try to, it never ends up well, I feel incredibly nauseous, energiless, and oh so irritable. I get angry at so little when sobering from the meat. Just so you know, it usually takes a lot to irritate me in a regular state. But I just feel so compelled toward it, like an obssession. If you want a level for irritability, there was the smell. I got used to it over time, but that moment, I was sobering from this Flesh, but it came to me, the smell made me so, so terribly angry. Such that I tried to rip off my very own nose to try and get rid of it. I almost succeeded. They keep coming at my door. I can't help it, I need your help, I gotta get rid of them. It's method is ever so cruel, the package meat is so low on nutriments and fat to make you unable to rely on your own body to not consume it. I used to be a rather chubby dude, but look at my face, see how you can feel the bones by just looking at it. So, that's about it.
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2023.06.05 05:36 apophis15 IS-4 is real nice

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2023.06.05 05:36 PrismatumYT AITA for fighting with my friend over an opinion?

I honestly did not know how to word the title any better. Just please read the story before judging.
Me (14m) and my friend (15m) have been friends for about 2 years. We met through online school, and we gamed a lot together. One thing you should know though, he has the very loud opinion that he is always right. Any situation where there is a bit of debate, even an opinion is instantly shot down by his long lecture on how he is right, we are wrong.
An incident before this one strained our relationship because "I couldn't take a joke". The joke was funny for the first 5 minutes, but after an hour, I got pissed, a fight ensued, and it evolved to him being right and me being wrong again. (I can explain more about this in the comments if anyone is interesting).
Onto the current situation. I got online and started talking with my friends. (the third person in our friend group doesn't really matter here, as he always lets the fights go on no matter who he thinks is right or wrong. Imagine a mediator who doesn't speak at all). During our conversation, I talk how I like the Nintendo switch and think it is a good console. He then goes into an hour rant about how it is a horrible console, and every console from sony and Microsoft is better. He listed hundreds of "facts" on how nintendo sucks. During this, I thought my point wasn't clear, and just said, that I think that the nintendo switch and its games are good, some of things your saying are true, but I have my opinion. He says that saying that something is good is not opinion based and says that it has to be compared to something. He then rants more and more. At one point I tell him to shut the hell up, cause I was tired of it, which he took great offense that I interrupted him one time (he would interrupt me a lot more.)
At one point he compared my opinions to saying the sky is orange and sticking your hand in a toaster is good. Finally, I told him that I wanted to say one thing, and if he disrespects it, I am leaving. The second I started speaking he started up again with how I'm wrong.
I left the party, and now I am sitting thinking if I was wrong. So good people of reddit, AITA?
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2023.06.05 05:36 ColoHusker Moving/clear out sale, mostly tools, woodworking, remodeling items

If you are interested in something, lmk and I can send or upload pics and pull model numbers. If you are interested in a bunch, we can setup a time to come by.
Sometime the week of 6/12 whatever is left will be donated to the tool library/maker spaces/Habitat Restore.
Corded power tools in great shape or near new. with storage cases. Prefer to sell together or at least in decent grouping.
Large corded tools:
Pneumatic tools
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2023.06.05 05:36 doboy26 Advice for a 2 week-2.5 week SE Asia trip

I’m trying to find the most convenient way to accomplish the following. We’ll be planning 2 weeks, possibly 2 and a half.
-Singapore -Indonesia -Palawan, Philippines or Vietnam
This is coming from North America.
Based on how much there is to do in each country, what’s the most manageable way to do it all in that amount of time? And in Indonesia, what would be the most important places (Bali, Java, etc. and days in each?)
We might cancel out the Palawan/Vietnam option if it’s a bit too hurried, but would like to see some opinions first. Thank you
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