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Happy Holidays!

2008.05.27 01:47 Happy Holidays!

For the people who love the time when the Christmas Holidays come around Santa comes and visits us and we celebrate Christmas!

2014.06.29 06:01 Christmas Decorating: A place to discuss and show off your Christmas Decorations and lights

Welcome to /ChristmasDecorating! This is a subreddit to share the decorations you have put up as well as ones you have seen either on the internet or in person!

2011.11.22 11:51 stealthmatt ChristmasLights

Everything to do with ChristmasLights :)

2023.05.30 06:59 Rich-Structure-6444 32F[Dating] [Chat] Let's be best friends.

Hello everyone, I am an intelligent, funny and sincere person with a successful career. I am looking for someone with whom I can make a long term connection. A little about me: I like to exercise, yoga, run, hike, travel, swim, ski, read, I like to be witty and funny, but also value deep connections and conversations Looking for a friend who can talk about life and the journey, the reality is too difficult to meet a confidant, there are many things I want to say, the words in my heart can not say, and not many people can understand, I am a minority of the majority, feel that their soul is far beyond their age, so usually think a lot of meaning and truth, the only constant is that I only keep that true, I hope you can understand me, I am also willing to be your tree hole listener, looking forward to Your letter
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2023.05.30 06:58 General_Secura92 I'm normally not that strict while reviewing, but THIS just showed up in the game. This was actually approved by people.

I'm normally not that strict while reviewing, but THIS just showed up in the game. This was actually approved by people.
A tree. An actual goddamn tree. The submitter couldn't even be bothered with taking a picture without his scooter in it. And this somehow made it through the reviews.
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2023.05.30 06:56 forgot_about_her I romanced my boyfriend with homemade bread, and life feels like a video game.

So when my boyfriend (21m) and I (F19) started hanging out more (predating) I was heading back into a baking phase that had previously let up like three months ago. I wanted to make him something, even though gift giving had never been one of my love languages. So I baked him a loaf of bread... and then another... and then one more for good measure. I had baked this man three rustic loaves of bread, that I gave to him before one of our dates.
When asking him what date made him really feel that he wanted to start a relationship with me, take a guess what date it was? That's right, the date that I had given him three loaves of bread. A coincidence? Maybe. It was a really great date. Honestly made me feel like I wanted to start dating him too, but I like to think the bread had something to do with it too.
I had started playing stardew valley around Christmas time, and I wasn't much of a gamer at the time, honestly, I'm still not, but I really liked the concept of romancing somebody you were interested in with things that you make. So this is when me and my mom started making the joke that I was romancing my soon to be boyfriend just as I was in the video game with Harvey, the meek, and honestly very sweet doctor with an amazing mustache.
So guess what I did? That's right, I baked him more things so I could romance him.
Things like Lemon curd cookies, a vanilla bean cake, chocolate chip scones, an iced lemon loaf, and strawberry cookies with cream cheese frosting. I romanced the absolute living hell out of him with my amateur baking skills.
And it worked, he asked me to be his girlfriend a month or so later. And even though I'm in a relationship with him, I still bake him things almost weekly, and now even his mom looks forward to my baking, and I sometimes make things specifically for her.
Tl;dr: I gave my boyfriend baked goods so he’d fall in love with me. And it worked.
If you want to express interest, or get someone to become interested in you, try making something for them. You could win them over with either the treat, or the gesture:)
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2023.05.30 06:53 No_Mulberry_3571 Family room 1 vs 2 story

Im building a new home. About 6000 sq ft. It will have 2 story foyer with curved staircase but me and the wife are in disagreement about one vs two story family room. I really want two story as i love the grand celings, she wants one story... anyone knows what is "in" nowadays? It varies depending on which builder you talk to.
Any recs?
This will be a 1.5 million dollar build with 4 car heated garage, 2 masters, one on first and one on second floor. And finished basement. It will overlook a golf course pond on the back.
It has:
10 foot first floor celings. 8 foot second floor celings with volume celings in all bedrooms 9 ft basement Sunroom Curved staircase in foyer Upstairs family room with wet bar Downstairs family room 2 laundrys Fireplace in family and upstairs master "Sunroom" in basement. ( three Skylights with two operable for ventilation) Lot does not allow walk out. Very flat Dog wash by laundry
Will have total of 5 bedrooms including the 2 masters. And 5.1 bathrooms above grade. Additional 2300 sq foot in basement with 2 additional bedrooms and 2 additional full baths and kitchen.
My parents will occupy downstairs master so my wife likes the privacy of 1 story family room but want to make sure it wont look bad.
Its alot of money and i want to make sure i make the right decision.
Thanks for the input.
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2023.05.30 06:49 dlschindler Terror Of Leaving The Rude World Behind

Lies are so polite. Honest people have no friends. Nobody wants the truth, not when the lies are what make them happy.
And when the truth, the rude truth, dispels those safe and happy lies, there is a very special kind of horror. I experienced it as terror, as I was forced to learn all about the truth of the real world.
I've spent years as a therapist, delving into the depths of the human psyche and trying to help those burdened by their own demons. My practice has seen its fair share of troubled individuals, but none quite like the three patients I currently attend to. Each one possesses a unique darkness that sets them apart from the rest of my clientele.
First, there's Thomas, a middle-aged man whose words cut through the air like a razor-sharp blade. His brutally honest nature spares no one, as he revels in scathing candor. He spews forth his bitterness, never holding back his cruel rudeness. It's as if he derives pleasure from watching others squirm under the weight of his words.
Then there's Emily, a woman of few filters and even fewer boundaries. Her honesty is a double-edged sword, slicing through the facade of social niceties with surgical precision. She has no qualms about revealing uncomfortable truths, making every session a tense dance of revelations and discomfort.
Lastly, there's Michael, whose coldness could freeze the warmest of hearts. His icy demeanor and calculated words chill the room whenever he speaks. He thrives on manipulation, using his intellect to exploit vulnerabilities and leave emotional wreckage in his wake.
These three patients have tested the limits of my own resilience, forcing me to confront the darkest corners of the human psyche. Little did I know that soon I would encounter a terror beyond anything I had encountered within the confines of my therapy office.
In the dimly lit room of my therapy office, I listen to the unsettling confessions of my three patients. As their therapist, I've grown accustomed to their brutality, their unfiltered honesty. But it's in the aftermath of my aunt's funeral, on that fateful night when my car stalled in the desolate darkness, that I would come face to face with a horror beyond comprehension.
The funeral of my beloved aunt weighed heavily on my heart as I made my way back home, the clock ticking past midnight. Exhausted and emotionally drained, I navigated the winding roads that cut through the barren countryside. The night wrapped around me like a suffocating shroud, and a sense of unease settled deep within.
Suddenly, my car sputtered and came to a halt. Panic coursed through my veins as I desperately tried to restart the engine, but to no avail. With a sinking feeling, I realized there was no cell signal in this desolate stretch of road, leaving me stranded in the oppressive darkness.
I stepped out of the car, the chill of the night embracing me like an unwelcome companion. The moon cast an eerie glow on the silent landscape, emphasizing the desolation that surrounded me. I had no choice but to abandon the safety of my vehicle and venture forth on foot in search of help.
As I walked, the world around me transformed. The familiar countryside gave way to an unfamiliar path, lined with gnarled trees that seemed to whisper secrets in the wind. The air grew heavy, laden with an otherworldly presence that sent shivers cascading down my spine.
After what felt like an eternity, I stumbled upon an exit sign, its rusty metal gleaming faintly in the moonlight. With a mix of trepidation and hope, I followed the arrow, hoping it would lead me to some semblance of civilization.
As I passed through the exit, a peculiar town emerged from the shadows, shrouded in an unsettling silence. The streets, devoid of life, stretched out before me like a labyrinth of forgotten dreams. Inky pools of darkness clung to the corners, stubbornly resisting the feeble rays of the rising sun. It was as if the town itself had been tainted by a sinister force, refusing to surrender to the light.
I caught a glimpse of my reflection in a cracked storefront window, and a shiver shot down my spine. The glass distorted my features, twisting them into a grotesque mockery of myself. Before I could fully comprehend the sight, whispers reached my ears—inhuman voices murmuring in the shadows.
Words like "truth" and "bringer" slithered through the air, chilling me to the bone. It was as if unseen entities were aware of my presence, aware of my role as a dispenser of truth in my profession. The weight of their attention pressed heavily upon me, filling me with a sense of foreboding.
As I cautiously explored the desolate streets, I encountered a townsperson—a perfect mirror image of one of my patients. Seeking assistance, I approached a townsperson who bore an uncanny resemblance to Thomas, my patient known for his brutal honesty.
With a polite smile adorning his face, the townsperson greeted me. "Good day, sir. How may I assist you?" His words dripped with an unsettling charm, a stark contrast to Thomas's usual abrasive nature.
"I'm in need of help. My car broke down, and I require a tow truck or a mechanic," I explained, trying to maintain my composure despite the growing unease within me.
The townsperson's smile remained unwavering as he replied, "I'm terribly sorry to hear about your predicament, but unfortunately, our town is quite isolated, and the services you seek are not readily available. You see, there's no mechanic around, and our tow truck is currently out of commission."
His response sent a chill down my spine, for I knew that Thomas would never shy away from speaking the unfiltered truth. The stark contrast between the patient's brutal honesty and the townsperson's polished lies made the conversation all the more disturbing.
Undeterred, I pressed on, determined to find a solution. "Is there a place nearby where I can make a phone call to seek assistance?"
The townsperson's expression remained placid as he nodded. "Of course, we have a public phone booth just around the corner. However, I must warn you, the line seems to be down at the moment. Perhaps you can try later."
A sense of unease gnawed at me. The deception in his words was palpable. I couldn't help but wonder if this facade of politeness was merely a thin veil concealing something far more sinister.
Growing hungrier by the minute, I decided to inquire about a place to grab a bite to eat. "Is there a restaurant or a café nearby where I can find some food?"
The townsperson's smile widened, his eyes gleaming with an unsettling glimmer. "Ah, I'm afraid all our dining establishments are currently closed for renovations. You won't find anything open at this hour. I apologize for the inconvenience."
Every word he spoke felt like a twist of the knife, the pleasant tone mocking my desperation. It was as if the entire town conspired to deny me even the most basic assistance.
As I ventured deeper into the enigmatic town, my desperation intensified. Seeking aid for my stranded car, I approached a townsperson who bore an uncanny resemblance to Emily, my patient known for her scathing candor.
She greeted me with a disarming smile, her eyes glinting with a deceptive warmth. "Hello there, stranger. What brings you to our humble town?"
Feeling a sense of unease, I mustered the courage to explain my predicament. "My car broke down, and I'm in need of assistance. Is there a mechanic or a service station nearby?"
Emily's smile remained fixed, her voice dripping with saccharine sweetness. "Oh, how unfortunate. I'm afraid our town is quite secluded, and we don't have any mechanics or service stations here. It's such a pity, isn't it?"
Her response sent a shiver down my spine, for I knew all too well the biting honesty that usually emanated from Emily's words. The stark contrast between her usual cruel rudeness and the townsperson's polite deceit heightened the unnerving atmosphere.
Undeterred, I decided to probe further. "Is there a place nearby where I can make a phone call to seek help?"
Emily's eyes gleamed with a chilling delight as she nodded. "Why, yes, there is a phone booth just around the corner. However, I must warn you, the line has been acting up lately. It seems luck is not on your side today."
A knot tightened in my stomach, the realization of their collective deception growing clearer. This town had woven an intricate web of lies, and each encounter served to deepen my unease.
Growing weary and famished, I sought information about a place to satisfy my hunger. "Are there any restaurants or cafés where I can find something to eat?"
Emily's smile widened, revealing a hint of something unsettling beneath the surface. "Ah, I'm afraid all our dining establishments are closed for a private event. They won't be open to the public for quite some time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."
Her words sent a chill coursing through my veins. The townsperson's demeanor was an unsettling reflection of Emily's uncensored honesty, twisted into a sickening semblance of pleasantness. It was as if the town reveled in tormenting me, taunting my helplessness with their deceptive charm.
As I continued my journey through the mysterious town, a sense of foreboding weighed heavily upon me. Seeking aid for my broken-down car, I approached a townsperson who bore an uncanny resemblance to Jacob, my patient known for his cruel rudeness.
A twisted smile spread across the townsperson's face as our eyes met. "Well, well, what do we have here? Another lost soul in need of help?"
My heart skipped a beat, for the malicious glint in their eyes mirrored Jacob's usual sadistic pleasure in causing pain. The contrast between his usual brutal demeanor and the townsperson's chilling charm sent a shiver down my spine.
Summoning my courage, I explained my predicament. "My car has stalled, and I require assistance. Is there a mechanic or a service station nearby?"
The townsperson's smile grew wider, revealing rows of unnaturally sharp teeth. Their voice took on a sinister tone as they replied, "Oh, dear traveler, how unfortunate. Our town is quite isolated, you see, and the mechanics here have a penchant for breaking more than they fix. It's best to avoid their services, if you value your life."
A surge of unease swept through me, the words sinking deep into my core. The townsperson's perverse enjoyment in my misfortune left no doubt that they relished in the suffering of others.
Refusing to succumb to fear, I pressed on. "Is there a place nearby where I can make a phone call to seek help?"
Their laughter, low and menacing, echoed through the empty streets. "Ah, a phone call, you say? How quaint. Our town isn't one for modern conveniences. The phones here... well, let's just say they have a mind of their own. They tend to connect you to places you never wished to reach."
A chill ran down my spine, the revelation leaving me trembling. It was as if the town itself conspired to keep me trapped, severed from any means of outside assistance.
Growing increasingly desperate, I inquired about a place to find sustenance. "Are there any restaurants or cafés where I can find something to eat?"
The townsperson's eyes gleamed with a sinister delight, their voice dripping with malice. "Ah, food... sustenance for the weak. I must warn you, stranger, our town's cuisine is... unique. It caters to more peculiar tastes, if you catch my drift. But fear not, for we have delicacies that will make your skin crawl."
My stomach churned at their words, the realization that this town reveled in the macabre sinking in. The contrast between Jacob's cruel rudeness and the townsperson's wicked charm only served to heighten the pervading sense of horror.
With every interaction, I could feel the town's grip on reality loosening, and the true nature of its inhabitants unveiling itself in unsettling ways.
With a sinking feeling, I realized that the veneer of politeness in this town concealed something far more malevolent. The contrast between my patients' cruel candor and the townspeople's twisted facades served only to deepen the sense of dread that hung heavy in the air.
Questions burned within me, demanding answers. I demanded honesty from these townspeople who insisted on politely lying about their inability to help me. Their deceit extended beyond the realm of car repairs and basic necessities—it seeped into every corner of this enigmatic place, where even the simplest requests were met with pleasant but false assurances.
Driven by my thirst for truth and growing frustration with the townspeople's deceptive façades, I delved deeper into the heart of this enigmatic place. With every step, the atmosphere grew heavier, and an air of impending doom seemed to hang in the murky shadows.
Unbeknownst to me, my relentless pursuit of honesty had begun to unravel something dark and ancient. Ominous portents manifested in the form of flickering streetlights and whispers that danced on the edge of my consciousness. The town itself seemed to pulsate with an unseen energy, as if it were a living entity responding to my unsettling inquiries.
As I caught glimpses of my reflection in broken glass and shattered mirrors, my own visage twisted and contorted. It was as if the very act of seeking truth had tainted my soul, leaving visible scars on the surface. Each crack in the glass seemed to mirror the fractures within my own psyche.
The inhuman voices that had whispered before grew louder, their words filling my mind with their sinister presence. They spoke of a bringer of truth, a harbinger of revelations that could shatter the delicate equilibrium of this town and unleash untold horrors upon its unsuspecting inhabitants.
I was drawn to confront the townspeople once more, hoping to break through their veneer of politeness and unearth the hidden truths they guarded so fervently. However, as I ventured deeper into their midst, a chilling realization took hold—an entity lurked within the shadows, feeding off the collective denial and deception of this town.
As the day wore on, the sun began its descent, casting elongated shadows that danced upon the desolate streets of the eerie town. Doubt and unease gnawed at the edges of my sanity, but I refused to succumb. Determined to find a way out, I continued my search for assistance, unaware of the horrors that awaited me.
Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a figure approaching. As they drew nearer, a cold sweat broke out across my brow. The person who stood before me bore an uncanny resemblance, mirroring my own visage. It was as if I were looking into a grotesque reflection of myself.
I stammered, my voice trembling with disbelief. "Who... who are you?"
The doppelgänger grinned, their eyes gleaming with an otherworldly light. "Ah, my dear visitor, it seems we share more than just an appearance. I am but a fragment of the truth you seek."
Confusion gripped me as I struggled to comprehend their cryptic words. "What truth? What do you mean?"
They leaned closer, their breath chilling against my skin. "This town, this facade, it is a sanctuary. A sanctuary that hides a truth so abhorrent, so unspeakable, that the collective acknowledgment of it would grant it unimaginable power."
My mind reeled, the fabric of reality fraying at the edges. Was this some twisted delusion or a glimpse into a sinister reality?
Refusing to believe their words, I clung to the remnants of my sanity. "No, this cannot be true. You're just trying to deceive me, to keep me trapped here!"
The doppelgänger's grin widened, their eyes devoid of empathy. "Believe what you will, but know this: by revealing the truth, you risk damning not only yourself but all who inhabit this wretched place."
A chill wind swept through the town, whispering haunting melodies that seemed to echo the doppelgänger's words. Shadows swirled, tendrils of darkness creeping closer.
Fear and desperation mingled within me, tearing at the fragile threads of my sanity. I had ventured too far, dared to seek answers that were better left unspoken.
Before I could react, the doppelgänger was engulfed by the encroaching darkness. Their form contorted and twisted, morphing into a grotesque, malevolent version of myself. The horrors I had encountered in this town had taken physical shape, manifesting as a twisted caricature of who I once was.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting the town into a suffocating gloom, the other townsfolk emerged from the shadows, their distorted visages revealing the true extent of their malevolence.
Driven by their anger at my disruption of their carefully constructed facade, they advanced toward me, their polite words of harmlessness contrasting grotesquely with the weapons they brandished.
Terrified, I turned and fled, the haunting cries of the mirror versions of my patients echoing behind me. The town had rejected me, casting me out into the night, a lone survivor grappling with the lingering doubts of my own sanity.
Days later, when a kind soul finally stopped to help me on the desolate road, I searched for the town on maps and GPS, but it had vanished without a trace. A chilling realization settled upon me: the town existed beyond the realms of conventional reality, a dark pocket where truth and sanity intertwined, forever questioning the limits of human comprehension.
As I drove away, the memories of that nightmarish encounter etched deep within my mind, I vowed never to speak of the town again, burying the chilling secret deep within the recesses of my soul.
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2023.05.30 06:48 iwasthefastest Ideal draft

My ideal draft regardless of trades, just in terms of players we bring in. Whether we keep our picks or trade with, say, Orlando, the players that I think would best help our team long term would be:

Anthony Black with out first selection, and then, Derek Lively II with our second selection.

The Rockets most pressing needs just so happens to be the two most important positions on a team, PG and C. And while most people are saying we ought to get Amen Thompson to have "ThE mOsT aThLeTiC bAcKcOuRt EvEr", the truth is we don't need that. We need a floor general, a quarterback if you will. From what I've seen, after Henderson, Black might be the best "QB" in the draft. He's a willing passer and distributor and can coordinate the offense better than just about any of the elite prospects. With all the talent we have already, we don't need another scorer, we need a leader. Keep in mind, Black was doing this in D1 basketball, in the SEC. Thompson did it in OTE, whatever that is. Seems like a super high school league. Black was doing what he did against the likes of Alabama (#1 team in the country), Tennessee (top 15 team), Kentucky (always stacked with talent), and beat #1 seeded Kansas in the tourney. Level of competition matters. Athleticism in and of itself doesn't mean much if you don't have the skills and decision-making to exploit it. Black has that. In addition, he's the best perimeter defender in the draft. If you tell a PG starved team that they have an opportunity to draft the best floor general and perimeter defender in the draft, and he happens to be a larger, sturdier point guard at that, they'd be foolish not to draft him.

With the second pick, even if it means having to move up, I'd go after Lively. Mobile 7-footers don't grow on trees. He can definitely be a PnR lob threat with Black and Sengun, and a low-post defensive stud on the other end.

With those two, the Rockets will finally have all 5 spots filled with people playing their natural positions. Not a lot of 'tweening' in your starting 5, which is ideal. I can see Black running the offense and throwing alley-oops to Lively, while Lively protects the rim on defense. I can see Green zipping and zooming across the floor and scoring in a myriad of ways. I can see Jabari becoming perhaps the best 3-D player in the league with rebounding chops. I can see Sengun doing his best Jokic impression. Nobody playing out of place. And all of it coordinated by a competent, high-IQ PG with defensive chops to boot. ANOTHER highly athletic, ball dominant guard is not what we need. Athletic, cost-to-coast, above-the-rim PGs are fun, but they don't lead to titles. We need skill and solid decision making. Anthony Black is the guy. He's a winner. I also hope we can finally fill the void left by Capela when we traded him. Lively looks like he can do that.

Good luck to Stone and our FO. This is the most important off-season for the Rockets in years.
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2023.05.30 06:47 CptKeyes123 Alternate pop culture as well as

I'm writing an original story that's inspired partly by The Lost Regiment by William R. Forstchen. It features a Union Civil War regiment landing on another planet with a bunch of humans from across history, and aliens who once controlled the teleporters, but have regressed very far to bow and arrow, but rule the humans.
As you may imagine, it's a typical idea, having an advanced force from our Earth show up on an alien planet, or the distant past. We see this in Island in the Sea of Time, Destroyermen, Janissaries by Jerry Pournelle, 1632 by Eric Flint, etc, etc. What I want to do is write a story that features the aftermath to one of these stories.
My story features a character from a planet like this, but she's one of the aliens. She's grown up in the human culture that has evolved since our modern people showed up, she's as "American" as they come, having been raised in that culture, and even has humans(not related by blood, just several adoptions) in her family tree. She views herself as a descendant of one of these arrivals, though with some influence from her alien ancestry.
Primary Premise:
Title- If I Forget Thee, oh Earth
Our hero is a paratrooper, loyal to the country that evolved after liberating humans on her homeworld from their alien oppressors of her same species. Some of them were integrated into that nation, and despite some bigotry, she is still in the army. During a classified operation, our hero is thrown onto yet another planet, a third planet neither Earth nor her home, and finds herself with a group of others from Earth and other places as well, all telling the same story. Her unit has been scattered all over the place, and so far, she hasn't found any alive. She and her allies, both local and offworld, must find them, and figure out why they're here.
My inquiry and lore development:
Among other things, one thing I'm trying to write out is her pop culture references. These will be similar to John Crichton in Farscape, where he will make pop culture references we understand, but the characters don't. I want to write what the alternate pop culture would be, and what references she would make. I can probably get some specifics, but I'm hoping for some additional ideas as well.
She's out of touch with modern pop culture, but she is vaguely familiar with pop culture of the 1860s, 1940s, and the 1970s, as those are the most significant arrivals in their recent history. I'm guessing a lot of things from these eras will have remained in the culture, similar to Shakespeare, as the spatial castaways will have held onto these things as remembrance of home.
One thing I thought might be interesting as a category is people just...describing Earth, like stories and poetry about their lost home, creating this utopian vision compared to the nasty planet they're currently living on.
So far I've got her referencing music, referencing the play Lincoln was sho at(as it was quite popular at the time), and I'm not sure what else. I don't have enough yet to go on.
One thought I had was, playing on the Civil War themes, that the descendants got ahold of a copy of Gone with the Wind in the 1940s, and were extremely offended by it. It was a very popular film and novel, but these were the descendants of Union soldiers remember, who would be deeply offended by the racist and bigoted Lost Cause myth that that book and film perpetuate. For those not in the know, that is the mistaken belief that the war was over "states rights" and not slavery, as the states themselves declared in their declarations of secession.
These soldiers wouldn't have the same cultural brainwashing that went on after the war on our planet, and so would have told their children about the horrors of slavery; so they rewrite the book to more favorably view the feds, and in fact, make it into a story about their old general. There was a real life General George Henry Thomas, a virginian who stayed loyal to the union, and was one of the best field generals the US had, rivaling Grant, and known for beating Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. He's pretty obscure due to politics after the war, despite how high in rank he was, and was disowned by his family for his loyalty to the union. These soldiers would've kept him in their mind if they had been part of his command. So basically they rewrite the book to be about Thomas' split with his family, with some common western tropes, and ending like John Wayne's The Searchers; a racist, albeit technically-well-made film.
I wanted to hear some thoughts on these ideas, and see if anyone had any critiques or suggestions. I know it's a bit complicated, but I hope someone can throw me a bone. Thanks!
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2023.05.30 06:47 Embarrassed-Pea-449 My DST crashes whenever I try to join a world

Can someone help me read my crash log I don't even know where to start
System Memory:
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[00:00:00]: PersistRootStorage is now APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe
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[00:00:00]: Authorized application D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Don't Starve Together\bin64\dontstarve_steam_x64.exe is enabled in the firewall.
[00:00:00]: WindowsFirewall - Application already authorized
[00:00:00]: could not load ping_cache
[00:00:00]: THREAD - started 'StreamInput' (7232)
[00:00:00]: Offline user ID: OU_76561198148930176
[00:00:00]: Cached userid loaded:
[00:00:00]: SteamID: 76561198148930176
[00:00:00]: HardwareStats:
name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
version 10.0.19045
platformSpecific SP 0.0
architecture 64-bit
clockSpeed 2904
name Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
manufacturer GenuineIntel
numCores 6
features SSE,SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3,SSE41,SSE42,AVX
megsOfRam 8192
megsOfRam 4095
videoModeDescription 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
driverDate 20220721000000.000000-000
refreshRate 60

[00:00:00]: cGame::InitializeOnMainThread
[00:00:00]: WindowManager::Initialize
[00:00:00]: CreateWindow: Requesting 1920,1080 - 5/6/5 - -1/-1/-1 - 0
[00:00:00]: CreateEGLContext: 12 configs found
[00:00:00]: 0: 8/8/8 - 0/ 0/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 1: 8/8/8 - 0/16/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 2: 8/8/8 - 0/24/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 3: 8/8/8 - 0/24/ 8 - 0
[00:00:00]: 4: 5/5/5 - 0/ 0/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 5: 5/5/5 - 0/16/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 6: 5/5/5 - 0/24/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 7: 5/5/5 - 0/24/ 8 - 0
[00:00:00]: 8: 8/8/8 - 8/ 0/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 9: 8/8/8 - 8/16/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 10: 8/8/8 - 8/24/ 0 - 0
[00:00:00]: 11: 8/8/8 - 8/24/ 8 - 0
[00:00:00]: WindowManager::SetFullscreen(0, 1920, 1080, 60)
[00:00:00]: GLInfo
[00:00:00]: ~~~~~~
[00:00:00]: GL_VENDOR: Google Inc.
[00:00:00]: GL_RENDERER: ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER)
[00:00:00]: GL_VERSION: OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE
[00:00:00]: OpenGL extensions (19, 19):
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_depth_texture
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_framebuffer_blit
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_framebuffer_multisample
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_instanced_arrays
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_pack_reverse_row_order
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_texture_usage
[00:00:00]: GL_ANGLE_translated_shader_source
[00:00:00]: GL_EXT_read_format_bgra
[00:00:00]: GL_EXT_robustness
[00:00:00]: GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1
[00:00:00]: GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888
[00:00:00]: GL_EXT_texture_storage
[00:00:00]: GL_OES_get_program_binary
[00:00:00]: GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil
[00:00:00]: GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8
[00:00:00]: GL_OES_standard_derivatives
[00:00:00]: GL_OES_texture_npot
[00:00:00]: GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE = 16384
[00:00:00]: GL_MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE = 16384
[00:00:00]: GL_MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS = 16384, 16384
[00:00:00]: GL_MAX_VARYING_VECTORS = 10
[00:00:00]: GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS = 16
[00:00:00]: THREAD - started 'WindowsInputManager' (13776)
[00:00:00]: 4 compressed texture formats
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[00:00:00]: texture format 0x83f1
[00:00:00]: texture format 0x83f2
[00:00:00]: texture format 0x83f3
[00:00:01]: Renderer initialize: Okay
[00:00:01]: AnimManager initialize: Okay
[00:00:01]: Buffers initialize: Okay
[00:00:01]: cDontStarveGame::DoGameSpecificInitialize()
[00:00:01]: GameSpecific initialize: Okay
[00:00:01]: cGame::StartPlaying
[00:00:01]: AppVersion::GetArchitecture() x64
[00:00:01]: LOADING LUA
[00:00:01]: DoLuaFile scripts/main.lua
[00:00:01]: DoLuaFile loading buffer scripts/main.lua
[00:00:02]: taskgrouplist: default Together
[00:00:02]: taskgrouplist: classic Classic
[00:00:02]: taskgrouplist: cave_default Underground
[00:00:02]: taskgrouplist: lavaarena_taskset The Forge
[00:00:02]: taskgrouplist: quagmire_taskset The Gorge
[00:00:02]: Running main.lua
[00:00:02]: loaded modindex
[00:00:02]: Event data unavailable: lavaarena_event_servelavaarena_achievement_quest_defs
[00:00:14]: PlayerDeaths could not load morgue
[00:00:14]: PlayerHistory could not load player_history
[00:00:14]: ServerPreferences could not load server_preferences
[00:00:14]: ConsoleScreenSettings could not load consolescreen
[00:00:14]: bloom_enabled true
[00:00:14]: EnableShadeRenderer: true
[00:00:14]: loaded shardsaveindex
[00:00:14]: OnFilesLoaded()
[00:00:14]: OnUpdatePurchaseStateComplete
[00:00:14]: Klump load on boot started.
[00:00:14]: Klump files loaded: 0
[00:00:16]: Load FE
[00:00:20]: Load FE: done
[00:00:20]: THREAD - started 'FilesExistAsyncThread' (14432)
[00:00:20]: FilesExistAsyncThread started (22365 files)...
[00:00:20]: OnLoadPermissionList: APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe188664448/client_save/blocklist.txt (Failure)
[00:00:20]: OnLoadPermissionList: APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe188664448/client_save/adminlist.txt (Failure)
[00:00:20]: OnLoadUserIdList: APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe188664448/client_save/whitelist.txt (Failure)
[00:00:20]: [MOTD] Downloading info from
[00:00:20]: Check for write access: TRUE
[00:00:20]: Check for read access: TRUE
[00:00:20]: Available disk space for save files: 12404 MB
[00:00:20]: ModIndex: Load sequence finished successfully.
[00:00:20]: Reset() returning
[00:00:21]: FMOD detected a new audio device and set audio to the current default device.
[00:00:22]: [MOTD] Done Loading.
[00:00:22]: Do AutoLogin
[00:00:22]: [Steam] Auth Session Ticket requested...
[00:00:22]: [Steam] Got Auth Session Ticket
[00:00:23]: [200] Account Communication Success (3)
[00:00:23]: Logging in as KU_NPndrG5T
[00:00:24]: There is no active event to get the status of.
[00:00:24]: could not load pending_keyvalues_prod
[00:00:25]: loaded inventory_cache_prod
[00:00:25]: using inventory state token from cached file
[00:00:25]: saved APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe188664448/client_save/inventory_cache_prod
[00:00:25]: saved APP:Klei//DoNotStarveTogethe188664448/client_save/inventory_cache_prod_sig
[00:00:25]: ... FilesExistAsyncThread complete
[00:00:25]: [Workshop] ItemQuery got this many results: 0, matching: 0
[00:00:25]: [Workshop] ModQuery got 0 results
[00:00:25]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished all queries, moving to download phase
[00:00:25]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished downloading everything
[00:00:45]: Getting top mod details...
[00:00:45]: Frontend-Unloading mod 'all'.
[00:00:45]: GOT top mod details...50
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery got this many results: 0, matching: 0
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ModQuery got 0 results
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished all queries, moving to download phase
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished downloading everything
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery got this many results: 0, matching: 0
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ModQuery got 0 results
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished all queries, moving to download phase
[00:00:45]: [Workshop] ItemQuery finished downloading everything
[00:00:51]: Network tick rate: U=15(2), D=0
[00:00:51]: [Workshop] CancelDownloads for all pending downloads
[00:00:51]: About to start a server with the following settings:
[00:00:51]: Dedicated: false
[00:00:51]: Online: true
[00:00:51]: Passworded: true
[00:00:51]: ServerPort: 10999
[00:00:51]: SteamAuthPort: 8766
[00:00:51]: SteamMasterServerPort: 27016
[00:00:51]: ClanID: false
[00:00:51]: ClanOnly: false
[00:00:51]: ClanAdmin: false
[00:00:51]: LanOnly: false
[00:00:51]: FriendsOnly: true
[00:00:51]: EnableAutosaver: true
[00:00:51]: EncodeUserPath: true
[00:00:51]: PVP: false
[00:00:51]: MaxPlayers: 2
[00:00:51]: GameMode: survival
[00:00:51]: OverridenDNS:
[00:00:51]: PauseWhenEmpty: true
[00:00:51]: IdleTimeout: 1800s
[00:00:51]: VoteEnabled: false
[00:00:51]: InternetBroadcasting: true
[00:00:51]: [Warning] Could not confirm port 10999 is open in the firewall.
[00:00:51]: Online Server Started on port: 10999
[00:00:51]: SUCCESS: Loaded modoverrides.lua
[00:00:51]: Found a level data override file with these contents:
[00:00:51]: K: desc V: The standard Don't Starve experience.
[00:00:51]: K: hideminimap V: false
[00:00:51]: K: id V: SURVIVAL_TOGETHER
[00:00:51]: K: location V: forest
[00:00:51]: K: max_playlist_position V: 999
[00:00:51]: K: min_playlist_position V: 0
[00:00:51]: K: name V: Survival
[00:00:51]: K: numrandom_set_pieces V: 4
[00:00:51]: K: override_level_string V: false
[00:00:51]: K: overrides V: table: 000000005DD66B50
[00:00:51]: K: alternatehunt V: default
[00:00:51]: K: angrybees V: default
[00:00:51]: K: antliontribute V: default
[00:00:51]: K: autumn V: default
[00:00:51]: K: bananabush_portalrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: basicresource_regrowth V: none
[00:00:51]: K: bats_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: bearger V: default
[00:00:51]: K: beefalo V: default
[00:00:51]: K: beefaloheat V: default
[00:00:51]: K: beequeen V: default
[00:00:51]: K: bees V: default
[00:00:51]: K: bees_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: berrybush V: default
[00:00:51]: K: birds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: boons V: default
[00:00:51]: K: branching V: default
[00:00:51]: K: brightmarecreatures V: default
[00:00:51]: K: bunnymen_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: butterfly V: default
[00:00:51]: K: buzzard V: default
[00:00:51]: K: cactus V: default
[00:00:51]: K: cactus_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: carrot V: default
[00:00:51]: K: carrots_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: catcoon V: default
[00:00:51]: K: catcoons V: default
[00:00:51]: K: chess V: default
[00:00:51]: K: cookiecutters V: default
[00:00:51]: K: crabking V: default
[00:00:51]: K: crow_carnival V: default
[00:00:51]: K: darkness V: default
[00:00:51]: K: day V: default
[00:00:51]: K: deciduousmonster V: default
[00:00:51]: K: deciduoustree_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: deerclops V: default
[00:00:51]: K: dragonfly V: default
[00:00:51]: K: dropeverythingondespawn V: default
[00:00:51]: K: evergreen_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: extrastartingitems V: default
[00:00:51]: K: eyeofterror V: default
[00:00:51]: K: fishschools V: default
[00:00:51]: K: flint V: default
[00:00:51]: K: flowers V: default
[00:00:51]: K: flowers_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: frograin V: default
[00:00:51]: K: frogs V: default
[00:00:51]: K: fruitfly V: default
[00:00:51]: K: ghostenabled V: always
[00:00:51]: K: ghostsanitydrain V: always
[00:00:51]: K: gnarwail V: default
[00:00:51]: K: goosemoose V: default
[00:00:51]: K: grass V: default
[00:00:51]: K: grassgekkos V: default
[00:00:51]: K: hallowed_nights V: default
[00:00:51]: K: has_ocean V: true
[00:00:51]: K: healthpenalty V: always
[00:00:51]: K: hound_mounds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: houndmound V: default
[00:00:51]: K: hounds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: hunger V: default
[00:00:51]: K: hunt V: default
[00:00:51]: K: keep_disconnected_tiles V: true
[00:00:51]: K: klaus V: default
[00:00:51]: K: krampus V: default
[00:00:51]: K: layout_mode V: LinkNodesByKeys
[00:00:51]: K: lessdamagetaken V: none
[00:00:51]: K: liefs V: default
[00:00:51]: K: lightcrab_portalrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: lightning V: default
[00:00:51]: K: lightninggoat V: default
[00:00:51]: K: loop V: default
[00:00:51]: K: lureplants V: default
[00:00:51]: K: malbatross V: default
[00:00:51]: K: marshbush V: default
[00:00:51]: K: merm V: default
[00:00:51]: K: merms V: default
[00:00:51]: K: meteorshowers V: default
[00:00:51]: K: meteorspawner V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moles V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moles_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: monkeytail_portalrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_berrybush V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_bullkelp V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_carrot V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_fissure V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_fruitdragon V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_hotspring V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_rock V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_sapling V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_spider V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_spiders V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_starfish V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_tree V: default
[00:00:51]: K: moon_tree_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: mosquitos V: default
[00:00:51]: K: mushroom V: default
[00:00:51]: K: mutated_hounds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: no_joining_islands V: true
[00:00:51]: K: no_wormholes_to_disconnected_tiles V: true
[00:00:51]: K: ocean_bullkelp V: default
[00:00:51]: K: ocean_seastack V: ocean_default
[00:00:51]: K: ocean_shoal V: default
[00:00:51]: K: ocean_waterplant V: ocean_default
[00:00:51]: K: ocean_wobsterden V: default
[00:00:51]: K: palmcone_seed_portalrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: palmconetree V: default
[00:00:51]: K: palmconetree_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: penguins V: default
[00:00:51]: K: penguins_moon V: default
[00:00:51]: K: perd V: default
[00:00:51]: K: petrification V: default
[00:00:51]: K: pigs V: default
[00:00:51]: K: pigs_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: pirateraids V: default
[00:00:51]: K: ponds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: portal_spawnrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: portalresurection V: none
[00:00:51]: K: powder_monkey_portalrate V: default
[00:00:51]: K: prefabswaps_start V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rabbits V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rabbits_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: reeds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: reeds_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: resettime V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rifts_enabled V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rifts_frequency V: default
[00:00:51]: K: roads V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rock V: default
[00:00:51]: K: rock_ice V: default
[00:00:51]: K: saltstack_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: sapling V: default
[00:00:51]: K: season_start V: default
[00:00:51]: K: seasonalstartingitems V: default
[00:00:51]: K: shadowcreatures V: default
[00:00:51]: K: sharks V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spawnmode V: fixed
[00:00:51]: K: spawnprotection V: default
[00:00:51]: K: specialevent V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spider_warriors V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spiderqueen V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spiders V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spiders_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: spring V: default
[00:00:51]: K: squid V: default
[00:00:51]: K: stageplays V: default
[00:00:51]: K: start_location V: default
[00:00:51]: K: summer V: default
[00:00:51]: K: summerhounds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: tallbirds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: task_set V: default
[00:00:51]: K: temperaturedamage V: default
[00:00:51]: K: tentacles V: default
[00:00:51]: K: terrariumchest V: default
[00:00:51]: K: touchstone V: default
[00:00:51]: K: trees V: default
[00:00:51]: K: tumbleweed V: default
[00:00:51]: K: twiggytrees_regrowth V: default
[00:00:51]: K: walrus V: default
[00:00:51]: K: walrus_setting V: default
[00:00:51]: K: wasps V: default
[00:00:51]: K: weather V: default
[00:00:51]: K: wildfires V: default
[00:00:51]: K: winter V: default
[00:00:51]: K: winterhounds V: default
[00:00:51]: K: winters_feast V: default
[00:00:51]: K: wobsters V: default
[00:00:51]: K: world_size V: default
[00:00:51]: K: wormhole_prefab V: wormhole
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_beefalo V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_bunnyman V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_carrat V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_catcoon V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_gobbler V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_pig V: default
[00:00:51]: K: year_of_the_varg V: default
[00:00:51]: K: playstyle V: survival
[00:00:51]: K: random_set_pieces V: table: 000000005DD66380
[00:00:51]: K: 1 V: Sculptures_2
[00:00:51]: K: 2 V: Sculptures_3
[00:00:51]: K: 3 V: Sculptures_4
[00:00:51]: K: 4 V: Sculptures_5
[00:00:51]: K: 5 V: Chessy_1
[00:00:51]: K: 6 V: Chessy_2
[00:00:51]: K: 7 V: Chessy_3
[00:00:51]: K: 8 V: Chessy_4
[00:00:51]: K: 9 V: Chessy_5
[00:00:51]: K: 10 V: Chessy_6
[00:00:51]: K: 11 V: Maxwell1
[00:00:51]: K: 12 V: Maxwell2
[00:00:51]: K: 13 V: Maxwell3
[00:00:51]: K: 14 V: Maxwell4
[00:00:51]: K: 15 V: Maxwell6
[00:00:51]: K: 16 V: Maxwell7
[00:00:51]: K: 17 V: Warzone_1
[00:00:51]: K: 18 V: Warzone_2
[00:00:51]: K: 19 V: Warzone_3
[00:00:51]: K: required_prefabs V: table: 000000005DD66BA0
[00:00:51]: K: 1 V: multiplayer_portal
[00:00:51]: K: required_setpieces V: table: 000000005DD66BF0
[00:00:51]: K: 1 V: Sculptures_1
[00:00:51]: K: 2 V: Maxwell5
[00:00:51]: K: settings_desc V: The standard Don't Starve experience.
[00:00:51]: K: settings_id V: SURVIVAL_TOGETHER
[00:00:51]: K: settings_name V: Survival
[00:00:51]: K: substitutes V: table: 000000005DD66C40
[00:00:51]: K: version V: 4
[00:00:51]: K: worldgen_desc V: The standard Don't Starve experience.
[00:00:51]: K: worldgen_id V: SURVIVAL_TOGETHER
[00:00:51]: K: worldgen_name V: Survival
[00:00:51]: Loaded and applied level data override from ../leveldataoverride.lua
[00:00:51]: Overwriting savedata with level data file.
[00:00:51]: Not applying world gen overrides.
[00:00:51]: Collecting garbage...
[00:00:51]: lua_gc took 0.06 seconds
[00:00:51]: ~ShardLuaProxy()
[00:00:51]: ~cEventLeaderboardProxy()
[00:00:51]: ~ItemServerLuaProxy()
[00:00:51]: ~InventoryLuaProxy()
[00:00:51]: ~NetworkLuaProxy()
[00:00:51]: ~SimLuaProxy()
[00:00:51]: [Workshop] CancelDownloads for all pending downloads
[00:00:51]: lua_close took 0.06 seconds
[00:00:51]: ReleaseAll
[00:00:51]: ReleaseAll Finished
[00:00:51]: cGame::StartPlaying
[00:00:51]: AppVersion::GetArchitecture() x64
[00:00:51]: LOADING LUA
[00:00:51]: DoLuaFile scripts/main.lua
[00:00:51]: DoLuaFile loading buffer scripts/main.lua
[00:00:51]: taskgrouplist: default Together
[00:00:51]: taskgrouplist: classic Classic
[00:00:51]: taskgrouplist: cave_default Underground
[00:00:51]: taskgrouplist: lavaarena_taskset The Forge
[00:00:51]: taskgrouplist: quagmire_taskset The Gorge
[00:00:51]: Running main.lua
[00:00:51]: loaded modindex
[00:00:51]: ModIndex: Beginning normal load sequence.
[00:00:51]: SUCCESS: Loaded modoverrides.lua
[00:00:52]: Event data unavailable: lavaarena_event_servelavaarena_achievement_quest_defs
[00:00:52]: PlayerDeaths could not load morgue
[00:00:52]: PlayerHistory could not load player_history
[00:00:52]: ServerPreferences could not load server_preferences
[00:00:52]: ConsoleScreenSettings could not load consolescreen
[00:00:52]: bloom_enabled true
[00:00:52]: EnableShadeRenderer: true
[00:00:52]: OnFilesLoaded()
[00:00:52]: OnUpdatePurchaseStateComplete
[00:00:52]: Loading world: session/4C1A51003C00F8E0/0000000002
[00:00:52]: Save file is at version 5.141
[00:00:52]: Klump load on boot started.
[00:00:52]: Klump files loaded: 0
[00:00:52]: Unload FE
[00:00:52]: Unload FE done
[00:00:54]: LOAD BE
submitted by Embarrassed-Pea-449 to dontstarvetogether [link] [comments]

2023.05.30 06:46 Complex-Whereas-5787 I have been logging flora fauna and fungi for a week or so! Some of my identifications came back as "research grade"

Despite my best efforts, bros, I've been having a Bad Time. Idk what to do but sometimes there's nothing to do, yk?? So I got into iNatrualist bc if I'm gonna go on my silly little walks I'm NOT going to ruminate and push a negative narrative of my life for 45 mins. Nah, dude! I'm gonna find bugs and shit <3
So far I've made 40 observations. You take pictures, search through reccomendations (or post as unknown) and offer it up to the sacrificial alter of people with cool minds.
Ya boi checked in this weekend (knowing lots of people could have free time to look at stuff) and 10 of my observations were rated "research grade" 🤓 I'm not sure if this is a coveted rating but the rush of validation kinda made me cry this morning lmao.
It seems to be 100% free and a very good time. I'm feeling excited to get out and immerse myself in all the trees, bugs, and HOPEFULLY BIRDS YO!!!!
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2023.05.30 06:44 Fun_Veterinarian_300 Trees told us time and time again and it still reigns true for Dallas, you don’t win cups with Peter DeBoer.

Hope you enjoyed your deep playoff run Dallas. You almost made a comeback too.
About as much of a Peter DeBoer playoff performance as you can get, a deep run, but absolutely nothing more.
He should be deserving of a legacy of failure sooner than later.
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2023.05.30 06:42 Icy_Masterpiece1206 Need help identifying a lure

My cousin had given me a lure years ago and It had a lot of sentimental value. Unfortunately I lost it in a tree fishing today. I need help finding this lure.
It was a white multi jointed, two hooks on the bottom, floating crank bait that swims down . It looked like a angry white minnow with red eyes if I remember correctly. Roughly 3-4 inches. It also had a reflective shiny tail.
Please help me find this type of lure so I can get another
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2023.05.30 06:41 rothrowaway24 taking 2.5 year old to disneyland??

my daughter LOVES alice in wonderland, minnie, nightmare before christmas, and toy story. she’s also obsessed with halloween, so we were thinking of taking her in october right before her 3rd birthday. to be 100% honest, i also would really like to go as i’ve had a tough few years with both of my parents passing, and my special interest has always been disney/disneyland.
i feel like it could either go really well or be a total disaster, but i have no idea where to even begin with making sure this would be enjoyable for her. she is hit or miss when it comes to crowds - sometimes she doesn’t care at all, and other times she gets overwhelmed. we have a wrist tether that we’d be using as she does elope and doesn’t respond to her name when she’s on the run. i was also considering using a stroller?
we’ve never been on a vacation with her before, so i don’t know how she will handle eating every meal out, or how she will handle the short flight (3hr). she has a limited vocabulary but her receptive language is on par with her NT peers, so i know i could explain to her what’s happening…
so, does anyone have advice for taking a 2.5 year old to disneyland/a similar type of theme park? or am i bonkers for even considering it?
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2023.05.30 06:40 Obvious_Friendship30 33 [M4F] California / Online Friends. Could become more?

Hello 👋 My name is Dave. I’m 5’7, average build and pretty active. casual friendship with the possibility for more? I would love some chats during my workouts, drives and longer hikes. It isn’t as fun doing those things without company. So for me that would be very much perfect to start with. Bonus points if you are highly active and even more so competitive. Any of those who play some words with friends get at me. I need to improve at it lol. Being able to hold a conversation beyond baseline introductions, yes/no questions is a must.
A hobby of mine is gardening. mostly flowers, herbs and roses. Even some small trees. It’s calming and very rewarding. I’ve grown to really enjoy watching my roses bloom. Please be single. It seems I’m attracting married people 😂 I don’t want that drama in my life lol
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2023.05.30 06:40 greguhh Looking for a loving, intelligent, and ambitious female partner

Hi guys,
If you’re reading this, my name is Greg (male), I’m a current UCSD student studying Speculative Design. I am making this post because, in all honesty, I want to put myself out there and find my future partner with whom I hope to flourish a healthy and long-lasting relationship. I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico but I hope to be living here by the time I graduate with my lustrous degree. I have a plethora of interests and hobbies ranging from playing Super Smash Bros with an Esport team to tree shaping, stone skipping, and mastering C#. I hope that my future partner is one that is passionate and curious and wants to explore my hobbies and interests as much as I do theirs. I know this is a strange post to make on this subreddit but honestly I’ve exhausted every option through online dating apps and in person pick up lines, and since they haven’t worked this is frankly my last resort. I hope you take this post seriously and will kindly consider this opportunity for us both to connect and grow not only as people but also as lovers and truth-seekers.
PM me if you’d be down to hang out, maybe we could go bowling, connect spiritually in nature, go to an antique shop or even go paddle boarding.
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2023.05.30 06:35 BloodMoonFae Mochi looking cute and evil with the devil hat. Don't worry, he didn't wear it very long and he got a treat afterwards. The hat was from my mom for Christmas.

Mochi looking cute and evil with the devil hat. Don't worry, he didn't wear it very long and he got a treat afterwards. The hat was from my mom for Christmas. submitted by BloodMoonFae to hamsters [link] [comments]

2023.05.30 06:34 SQRTLURFACE D4 Tips and tricks to save you some time![Spoiler]

Hey folks, talked about making this post several times over the last 7 months on various subs and discords. The time feels right to go ahead and post it for everyone since a lot of content creators weren't talking about them or mentioning them either intentionally because of the various races to 100, or because it might have broken their NDA's. I feel like everyone should know about them ahead of time, especially for those of you that intend to race for the first 1,000 HC100's, but they will absolutely help the average or even casual players along their journey as well. If someone is compiling a super-list or post with the consolidation of all tips, tricks, FAQs etc, feel free to steal from this post in your creation!
(Disclaimer, It should go without saying that all of this is subject to change at any time, including my mere posting of it, so take it with a grain of salt as you explore Sanctuary. Added a spoiler tag just in case. Cross-posting for full diablo fan visibility, shun me if not allowed)
If I think of anymore that are relatively unique or haven't been mentioned enough I'll add to them so long as I have the character limit, feel free to add your own the comments as well.
(admittedly I am quite distracted and busy heading into launch but I'll try my best).
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2023.05.30 06:32 doomchibi Grandma (89F) doesn't recognize my mother as an adult (57F), but recognizes all of her other children and grandchildren. She "thought she was living with a friend all these years". My mother is devastated, and I don't know what I can say to her or how to support her?

(K) = My mother. This will be a bit long but giving some background and related story.
For context, Nana is my last living grandparent and she has been living with my parents in an in-law apartment for the past two years. She has 6 adult children including my mother (K), all over the age of 50. K is not the oldest or youngest of all of her siblings, she's somewhere in the middle. K spends the most time with her and even before she moved in, has been taking care of her, helping her with everything from handling her appointments / medical information, bringing her groceries, and playing card games / visiting with her every day. Now they spend a large portion of every day together, K helps her with everything.
As far as I know, Nana isn't diagnosed with anything memory related but we've known she gets confused and forgets minor things- nothing particularly concerning. Back in December I (27F) brought my boyfriend (early 30s) to my parent's house for Christmas and introduced him to her. Right before that, someone joked "maybe we should tell him (my sister's husband of 20+ years) is her boyfriend" which of course we weren't going to actually do... But while we were trying to talk to her, she kept looking past us and at my sister's husband, saying "Hi!" and acknowledging him as my boyfriend anyways. We had an awkward quiet laugh about it but just pretended it didn't happen. The only other memory issue I'm aware of, was about 6 months ago she asked her oldest daughter (mid 50s) if she thought she was going to marry her husband (of many years).
My sister just told me that all of yesterday, Nana didn't recognize K as her adult daughter- they had brought her to one of my aunts' houses and she asked K if she sees her as a mother. She says "Of course!", and in some way tells her she's her daughter. Nana says "Oh no, I'm sorry. I thought you were just a friend I lived with." My aunts showed her family pictures, but she only recognized all of her other adult children and grandchildren. She did however recognize K's baby pictures and said "That's my daughter K". My mother tried to hold her hand at one point and she pulled away from her as if she was uncomfortable. While visiting my aunt, Nana kept quietly talking to each of them separately and asking if they knew K was their sister.
Even recently, she's always asked my mother about my sister and me, and about my sister's children- where we are and how we are doing, nothing has suggested she was ever confused about our existence or anything like that. It's just my mom. Is this something common, only forgetting one child, or forgetting the person who spends the most time with you? My mother is taking this all very hard and she texted me shortly after I went to bed, but I haven't responded yet or told her my sister told me about this happening. I don't know what to say to her, how I could possibly comfort her or what I could do. I was thinking I'd just tell her that hopefully Nana remembers things normally soon and this doesn't happen again / often, but that doesn't feel like the right response.

TL;DR- Nana lives with my parents, my mother is the closest with her out of her 6 adult children. She recognizes all of her other children and her grandchildren, but told my mother that she thought she was just a friend she was living with. She is acting uncomfortable and not very friendly with my mother and keeps asking her other children if they know her / that she is their sister. My mother is devastated and I don't know what to say to her, and I don't know if this is something that will last or if she will remember soon. Does anyone have any advice on how to comfort or support my mother with this? Thank you!
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2023.05.30 06:31 SQRTLURFACE D4 Tips and tricks to save you some time! [Spoiler]

Hey folks, talked about making this post several times over the last 7 months on various subs and discords. The time feels right to go ahead and post it for everyone since a lot of content creators weren't talking about them or mentioning them either intentionally because of the various races to 100, or because it might have broken their NDA's. I feel like everyone should know about them ahead of time, especially for those of you that intend to race for the first 1,000 HC100's, but they will absolutely help the average or even casual players along their journey as well. If someone is compiling a super-list or post with the consolidation of all tips, tricks, FAQs etc, feel free to steal from this post in your creation!
(Disclaimer, It should go without saying that all of this is subject to change at any time, including my mere posting of it, so take it with a grain of salt as you explore Sanctuary. Added a spoiler tag just in case)
If I think of anymore that are relatively unique or haven't been mentioned enough I'll add to them so long as I have the character limit, feel free to add your own the comments as well.
(admittedly I am quite distracted and busy heading into launch but I'll try my best).
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2023.05.30 06:31 Lower-Beat-351 My first time

"the abyss of unending anxiety"
The trip:
I had only just recently started weed again as I had a traumatic experience with it years ago when I tried it the first time which pretty much scared me away from the substance for a very long time- I pretty much thought I was a tough guy and thought hell why not and took a fat 10 second rip off of my friends cart and proceeded to go running around in the woods at midnight- yeah genius I know.
Anyways enough about that I had been using marijuana for a solid two or three months now and I figured I had completely mastered the substance and was ready for the next level naturally shrooms were the next on the list for me and being the cautious person I am, I decided to do all of the research I could on shrooms in order to prepare myself for what was to come from them. little did I know nothing could have prepared me for what happened that night. I had finally finished my research which was composed of mostly trip reports by vivec and tales from the trip as well as some research online about the affects, the duration of the high, strains how much to take etc. When I decided it was time to begin preparing myself mentally for what was to come. my research had told me that mindset and where you are in life at the moment played a key role in how the trip was going to go, so I began listening to smooth Jazzy music and just generally making an effort to stay positive for a week leading up the time I had planned to take them, I was at a friend's house hanging out with 2 friends one being my best friend of 5 years Who I will call N and the other a friend of N's who I had only hung out with a couple times before. we were playing Halo, talking and passing around a bong packed with high quality Mary-Jane that I had brought when the subject of shrooms came up, I knew these two both had connections to people who would definitely have access to hard drugs. the dealers I knew only had access to marijuana so I asked them both "how much would i have to pay for 4 Grams of shrooms" to which our mutual friend replied it's about 10$ a gram for us man but being your not a regular it will likely be more" I asked them if they could buy them so I could get a discount to which the both agreed they would do. 3 days later after I had given them 40 bucks for the shrooms I came and picked them up and stared at them when I got home taking in every detail so I could match them up to what they said the strain was which was enigma or Omni shrooms which are an extremely potent and rare mutant of 3 very powerful strains of shrooms.
I had N come over to be my trip sitter as he had 2 prior experiences with shrooms before. Both of which he told me he never saw anything but he did tell me he laid down in the grass outside of his house and stared at the sky for 2 hours mind you he had done 5gs of the stuff and said it was the same strain I was getting I was surprised by this and asked our mutual friend about his experience on the stuff with a similar dosage he said that he had a blast but he too never had any hallucinations. I was a bit confused and let down by this as I had expected alot more from a said powerful mutant of 3 shrooms. The day I had planned to take the shrooms I had woken up and carried out my regular routine of making a coffee and I reminded myself that I only needed to eat breakfast and a small one at that to ensure the shrooms worked at peak potential. As I ate my breakfast and scrolled through my phone listening to peaceful jazz and scrolling through many many happy birthday wishes- see I had just turned 18 and I thought to myself "wow what a time for my first psychedelic experience" I played need for speed and awaited N's arrival I had planned on taking them around 6pm to get a good amount of day time and night time in my trip. When N finally arrived it was around 5:30pm "perfect I thought as I looked up from my Xbox and at the clock when I heard my dogs barking at the arrival of my friend he walked into my room we said our greetings and shortly after I went to get some honey as I had heard that the shrooms would taste horrible I also poured me a decently sized glass of tea and put it into a thermos as I thought to myself "gonna be 6 hours so I better be ready" I brought them both into my room and set them on my dresser as I pulled the shrooms from my drawer examining them as my mom walked in she asked me what they were- I told her they were the shrooms I had told her about doing as I tell her everything and had talked to her about it before I even purchased them. She said alright and wished me good luck. I looked at my friend with a wide grin on my face and said "here we go". I then dipped the brain resembling shrooms into the honey generously Dunking them to avoid the bad taste as I ate them chunk by chunk I realized they didn't even taste that bad almost like a honey comb but without the honey taste I even ate the last chunks with no honey at all N suggested we could play halo while I'm still functioning and he could switch to his call of duty when I began tripping and explained to me it's best to be in a very comfortable position when they begin kicking in. I gladly took him up on the offer.
The trip: everything was normal for the first 15 minutes until I started to feel like something was off it wasn't uncomfortable but I began feeling of warmness and almost a low level weed high I told N about this. He said that it wasn't normal for anything to start happening this early as it normally takes 30 minutes to an hour for them to kick in. I wasn't swayed by this and I continued gaming. 30 minutes in- this is when they really started to kick in I was still playing the game when I began feeling this out of place and uncomfortable tightness in my chest and left arm I thought this was odd but I decided not to let it affect me. Then I looked down at the carpet in my room and noticed my first visuals the carpet was beginning to move and wiggle about resembling that of waves of water I thought this was amazing so I continued staring when I noticed my friend staring at me with a slight smile on his face "you good?" He said with a Chuckle to which I replied to him "the carpet is moving bro" we both laughed and continued playing the game. The tightness in my chest was becoming more powerful but I was still resisting the urge to acknowledge it because I wanted this to be a good experience. I looked at the carpet again and noticed it was now making patterns folding in on itself and it never stopped moving. Every once in a while a streak of purple would run through the carpet which to me was extremely beautiful I told N that I wish he could see the carpet as I see it he told me that it was likely time to begin his game and let me lay down I agreed and began to lay down as he set up his playstation to my TV this is when the most strange thing happened I looked at my dog Lucy and she was beginning to wave like the ocean her fur flowed like water but she appeared to be completely still and normal I got this overwhelming feeling of love and happiness from Lucy so I began hugging her and telling her that I loved her my dog didn't move and I imagine my friend was thinking "oh he's tripping now" I had the urge to urinate so I got up and walked towards the door of my room N stopped me asked me where I was going and if I was ok I told him "No I'm fine I just need to use the restroom" as I stood up the affects really began kicking in I felt an intense wave of euphoria go through my body I began laughing for no reason and Headed towards the bathroom when I got there I looked at myself and the mirror and noticed my pupils were so wide that I had lost all of the green color in my eye instead it was replaced with the black pupil I thought this was hilarious for some reason, as I stared I slowly began looking like a cartoon with massive eyes as I laughed and looked at myself in the mirror once I was done I went to go urinate when I began the toilet suddenly began to get further and further away and began distorting in an odd and wavy kind of way I remember this vividly and told N about it the next day. As I left the bathroom back into my room I saw N playing call of duty I sat down. Which now I realize was a bad choice as I should have laid back down and surrendered to the intense euphoria going through me it was around and hour into the trip now. I looked away from the screen that my friend was playing and back down to the beautiful carpet it was making patterns just like before but far more intense and the movement was more angular I got lost staring at the carpet and the patterns began becoming more and more obvious as I stared I began being completely mesmerized by the patterns in the carpet till the point they became all encompassing. after almost 10 whole minutes staring into the carpet I finally looked back up at my friend his face began distorting and moving I recognized who he was but he looked different now the tightness in my chest was back and it was becoming overwhelming i decided not to move back to my bed and delt with the tightness I watched my Friend play his game and I noticed that every time that a tree or any form of pattern showed up in the game it began folding in on itself and fractalizing I didn't pay much attention to it until the soldiers in the game began loading up into a military transport vehicle I remember the camo on the truck was moving by moving I mean the individual splotches of color were sliding across up and down the truck this was odd as I would have expected it to fractalize like every other pattern. I decided that smoking a bowl with my friend would perhaps mellow out the trip we passed the bong a couple times, This is when the tightness in my chest became too much and I told my friend I was going to lay down and take a nap to which he replied "ok" as I laid in my bed covered in comforters and too many pillows to count the tightness began manifesting as deep and painful anxiety I couldn't get comfortable so I decided fuck this I'm gonna sleep anyway the dreams will be better than this. I've never been more wrong in my life. In this part of the trip approximately 2 and a half hours in I can't be positive whether I was asleep or if I had entered a state of paralysis and vivid closed eye hallucinations I was still listening to the jazz and it too became part of the painful anxiety I was experiencing I angrily threw my headphones never opening my eyes saying this shit doesn't work over and over again, this shit doesn't work, this shit doesn't work, this is when everything became quiet and I entered what I will call the abyss of unending anxiety. I wouldn't say I forgot who I was like the ego death I had heard so much about but I definitely stopped caring who I was I tried reminding myself saying my name over and over again my friend told me that he was actively trying to comfort me in this stage but to no avail. In this abyss, I stayed for what felt like years I felt as if I was but a grain of sand and a heaping monstrosity of anxiety as large as reality itself was crushing me from all directions. A feeling I will never forget. I was in mental anguish and felt I was going to be stuck there for eternity I also had this odd feeling that I was being watched and that this was all for a reason. However I began to miss my girlfriend and my mom my friend told me after I was sober that I kept repeating I love my girlfriend and talking about missing my mom. I stayed there, insignificant, in pain and hopeless. Until I woke up mid sentence with my friend talking about my girlfriend "she's definitely better than your other choices" he said. Slowly coming back to reality I replied "yeah.. she really is, I hope to marry her you know?" A hint of positivity began coming back. I was extremely happy about this and decided to take my chance now that I was not not being pinned by crushing anxiety you might think I am being dramatic but I was litterally immobilized by This dread. I got up and walked to my mom's room hugged her and told her that she was my reason for existence I stayed there not understanding what she was saying to me hugging her feeling an amazing wave of love and positivity pulsing through me I was alive happy and loved once I was sure I was going to be ok I walked back to my room where my friend met me shortly after he said he was looking for me worried, I then told him all was fine now and I had it figured out I sat down yet again and I began repeating "life is rough and existence is rough" I remember trying very hard to make some inspirational speech out of this but my brain was racing to fast to do this my friend turned on some of his own jazz music and I sat there listening to the beautiful music it was true bliss I loved it I told him that he was a great guy and that he was my best friend he thanked me and changed the song my sister came in and began listening with us a family friend of ours also came in and began staring at me asking what it felt like I told her there was no real way to describe it she asked me if she looked funny and what it looked like I noticed she didn't look like she normally did almost a completely different person if not for her voice I wouldn't have recognized her at all. this is when I left to go use the restroom again and the same events that happened before in the bathroom completely repeated themselves almost perfectly I stared in the mirror and laughed the toilet got further and further away. "I'm tripping balls" I thought as I left the bathroom drank some water and returned to my room where my friend and my sister were talking about me tripping and his experience as my sister had never done it and was curious it's worth saying that I only know this is what they're subject was because they told me when I was sober. at the time I couldn't understand what they were saying and it sounded like a totally different language I remember the tightness was gone but there was still some left over anxiety and laying back down in my bed triggered it again though not as intense as last time it was still horrible and painful I held my pillows tightly and tried to comfort myself by humming and sometimes mumbling the lyrics to the music my friend was listening to. Approximately 4 hours into the trip I began coming down and I was slowly getting familiar feelings of the life I lived before all of this. this felt amazing as some familiarity felt told me it would all be over soon my friend asked me if I was ok and I told him "Yes I think so" this is when my sister suggested we all play Minecraft together. My Friend declined however as it was getting late and he was ready to be home. I told him goodbye and thanked him for watching me. this is when my sister set up Minecraft, I played for 10 minutes or so then I dropped the controller completely back to reality aside from some light visuals and stared at the ceiling trying to comprehend what I had just went through. for the last 2 hours of the trip I was in awe of what I had been through and walked around my house with a blanket draped over me walking around like a zombie humming too myself and thinking about what had happened in this stage I felt nothing. Nothing good, and nothing bad, just nothing. When I woke up the next morning I pondered over what happened this is when I realized what the shrooms had truly done, when I was in the abyss I had this odd feeling that I was being watched and that this was all for a reason. I thought this was odd at the time but I now realize that it was god watching over me he was watching me in pain and anguish but this wasn't a bad thing this had to happen, this is when it finally clicked in my head, God was using the mushrooms to purge the anxiety out of my life and heal me from this experience and I can't be More grateful.
Over all the good parts of the trip were very fun and even tho the abyss far overdid the good parts I still believe it was for the best and I learned a lesson, and left it better person Its been only 2 days since the trip and I feel a massive weight has been lifted off of my shoulders I know this is the absence of the anxiety which has been purged from my life. I will definitely do shrooms again but next time I will have more respect for them, and treat them as the spiritual medicine they are. To all who plan to do shrooms make sure you go in with the intention to heal yourself this is not just some drug to have fun with it is much more than that it is a tool used by God to heal us in ways regular medicine cannot and that is not to be taken lightly.
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2023.05.30 06:30 farmer_giles91 12 Days Honeymoon in Tokyo & Kawaguchiko with tips and observations

I just had my honeymoon (originally scheduled for Jun 2020). My wife and I are in our early thirties. It’s my wife’s first time in japan while it’s my fourth. I’ve benefitted immensely from stalking Tokyo travel reddit and would like to return the favour. I’ll provide some of my tips and observations to the end (skip to the end if the itinerary doesn’t interest you), some of which I think haven’t been mentioned before.
Thank God pretty much everything went to plan, and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We spent 12 days in Japan, most of it in Tokyo and 2 nights in Kawaguchiko. Many people were surprised to know that we’d be spending most of our trip in Tokyo, but I thought it was just fine because Tokyo had a lot to offer. My wife and I aren’t big on visiting shrines or ticking tourist hotspots off a checklist. We don’t shop much, but we did a lot of it simply because it’s Japan and we bought lots of quality-of-life items (not fashion) for ourselves and others. Given how much my wife really enjoyed the trip, I think others with similar interests could find something helpful too.
Pre-trip planning
Planning during the trip
Day 0 (Wed) - Arrival at Shinjuku Airport- Arrived in Haneda late, about 11. Clearance was quick but baggage took 30mins. I had no choice but to cancel my airport limousine and take the metro to our hotel in Shinjuku.- I tried Apple wallet’s Suica at first. It worked seamlessly but felt that a physical metro card was just faster so I eventually switched over.- Reached after midnight, so do let your hotel know in advance if you anticipate arriving at odd hours.
Day 1 (Thurs) - Shinjuku exploration- Originally planned to visit Tsukiji on day 1, but given that we arrive late the previous night, agreed with my wife to change the plan and spend the first day doing the Shinjuku itinerary.
Day 2 (Fri) - Kappabashi St., Fabric Town, Akihabara
Day 3 (Sat) - Cooking class in Shinjuku, Shibuya
Day 4 (Sun) - Komazawa Church, Harajuku, Shibuya
Day 5 (Mon) - Tsukiji Market, Ginza Muji/Uniqlo, Tokyo station
Day 6 (Tue) - Tokyo National Museum, Fabric town revisit, Akihabara revisit, Ochanomizu
Day 7 (Wed) - Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Mori Museum, Ginza Wakamatsu, Shinjuku
Day 8 (Thurs) - Kawaguchiko
Day 9 (Fri) - Fuji Q Highlands, Shimoyoshida Honcho St, Batting Cage
Planning for Fuji Q & Morning Jog: I didn’t plan to go to Fuji-Q highlands before the trip. Always felt it a bit of a waste to visit amusement parks overseas. That’s until I realised that Fuji Q had some of the most exciting, (I mean world-record-holding) rollercoasters in the world. Perhaps not anymore, but that intrigued me enough, because most amusement parks only had 1-2 coasters. Problem was that wife is terrified, and she said cycling on the streets of Kawaguchiko was like a coaster ride for her. So I decided I would reach at opening time, and buy time by paying for the fast passes and try their top three coasters. The night before, we felt that we had to make decisions on our itinerary as it was our last day at Kawaguchiko. If Mt Fuji wasn’t visible, go to Oshino Hakkai, if it was, we could try going to Shimoyoshida to get a nice picture.
Day 10 (Sat) - Kichijoji, Ghibli Museum, Kichijoji Jazz bar
Woke up before sunrise for a run and to attempt to catch a sunrise picture of Mount Fuji. Streets were completely empty. Even ran to the famous Kawaguchiko Lawson for a picture. Headed back for an onsen bathe (note: we never used the hotel bathroom, and always went for an onsen bath throughout our stay in Kawaguchiko). Took a 7am bus to return to Shinjuku.
Day 11 (Sun) - Tokyo Sky Tree, Shinjuku, Back to Kichijoji, Shibuya
It was a crazy day where we simply hit the places we wanted to revisit regardless of proximity. Headed to Tokyo Skytree in the morning to check out another Ghibli store. If you’re not going to the Ghibli museum, this is probably the best store available. Headed to Shinjuku to try curry udon, then to Kichijoji to try satou beef balls and dangos and to make some purchasing decisions on some sports equipment. Then we ended up at Shibuya (my favourite place!) to the mega Don Quijote and Tokyu Hands to shop for gifts for others. It was a lovely end to our trip!
Day 12 (Mon) - Back home
Best trip ever, says my wife.
Tips for travellers
I've decided not to mention the specific food places I've been to because I think there's more than enough recommendations available. But if you'd like to know the names, feel free to ask!
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2023.05.30 06:30 Poobaloo87 Any game that is a "true RPG"?

Kind of a subjective term, but one that I think is really difficult to find nowadays.
What I'm looking for is an incredibly comprehensive and cool way to optimize and build each character. Some of my favorite things in every game is finding unqiue off-the-cuff builds with my characters and min maxing everything I can to make them happen. That element is in a lot of games, but the problem is, they're all barely seen to their full potential. I see so many games with "rpg elements" that use the rpg tag just because they have one or two liner skill trees. But I want something way more comprehensive and way more engaging when it comes to the elements that make an RPG.
I don't have a preference for if it is an ARPG, SRPG, TRPG, or whatever else, I just really want to find myself engaging with those RPG elements as much as possible and have seemingly infinite ways to build my characters.
Bonus points if the game is moddable and has an active mod community!
If you have a game in mind that really scratches that itch, please let me know!
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2023.05.30 06:29 ConsiderationLive271 State Farm Denial After RT

Intro: I’m a licensed roofing contractor in Maryland. Have a customer with some significant wind damage to his 3 tab shingles. Nine of his 57sq roof’s thirteen facets presented with damage from wind. 16 missing tabs, 30some creased. Customer has State Farm, and has made a claim on his policy. Claim was filed on the same day of the date of loss, on which his property received 70+ mph wind gusts, as verified by several reputable weather outlets. Even observed some tabs still hung up in a tree in his back yard during our inspection. State Farm’s adjuster came to inspect. Wrote for 25 shingles.
Now, I have dealt with State Farm before, and am aware of their modus operandi known to cause headaches. I am writing this in an effort to see if anyone has experienced anything similar to the following recently…
My customer, the homeowner, is unsure as to the age of his shingles beyond knowing them to be at least 3 years old. My personal educated guess is 8-12 years. Having been on the roof myself, the granule loss on his shingles was significant but not pitiful. Despite the hot side being in fairly direct sunlight, thermal cracking was limited. Brittleness however was quite bad. Even with one “45 degree” lift, tabs would start to develop a crease, leading me to believe we were likely dealing with an irreparable roof and hence conducting a formal repairability test. The repairability test was conducted in full on video, and resulted in a fail.
It has been my experience with State Farm that if a roof’s shingles were found to be irreparable after they had written for repair, they would accept a video demonstrating such. It used to be the adjuster would take a youtube link or zipped file. Then for a while, they were sending their own links for video upload. This time around, however, I was advised by a person in the corporate office (because the original adjuster from 5 days prior had fallen off the face of the earth) that they no longer accepted videos period, at all, none. Pictures however, for some reason, are still accepted. Naturally I took some screenshots of the video, attached them to a friendly email and sent it over. Neither the homeowner nor myself received a reply to that communication, despite patiently waiting 2 full weeks.
After giving them a chance to at least acknowledge the existence of our mutual customer or myself, I reached out to corporate again. Corporate advised a new adjuster had been assigned, whom I promptly contacted. The new adjuster was kind enough to review the photos while we were on the phone. The first and only question they asked was “do you know how old the roof is?” to which I replied I did not know exactly. Without much pause, the only reply this person offered was “I don’t see this resulting in a full approval.”
This current adjuster has never been on the roof in question, nor to the insured property. The only documentation, I am aware of, that they have to go off of is the 6 photos I sent plus whatever the initial adjuster took. Truthfully, I made no mention of a full approval nor provoked the need for any action yet, I had called only for a status update.
The conversation continued, I asked for some reasoning behind that comment. They stated they were not in the business of covering wear and tear due to age. I politely reminded them that it was already admitted there were qualifying damages present to the roofing structure covered under the policy, otherwise a repair estimate would never have been written. I asked exactly how I, as the entity performing the work, should proceed with the repairs ordered, authorized and funded by State Farm on a roof that is factually irreparable. They had no response worth typing here. Just the same runaround.
Neither the homeowner nor myself are calling it quits. He will be calling tomorrow in attempt to speak with a supervisor, as will I to follow up. If anyone has any recent similar experiences, stories or advice I would love to hear any and all. TIA!!
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