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  1. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Kingdom come deliverance is such a fantastic game. It's basically my dream medieval game . The concept of learning how to read, complex combat and unforgiving gameplay made me feel good when I got...

    Kingdom come deliverance is such a fantastic game. It's basically my dream medieval game . The concept of learning how to read, complex combat and unforgiving gameplay made me feel good when I got the hang of it

    4 votes
  2. Comment on LastPass is going to become an independent company in ~tech

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    I ended up going to bitwarden from lastpass. Has LastPass changed over the past year ?

    I ended up going to bitwarden from lastpass. Has LastPass changed over the past year ?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I've been getting into Chinese style cooking and playing with Japanese too. I've had to avoid fat lately so I've been concentrating on getting flavors from spices, hot peppers and things like...

    I've been getting into Chinese style cooking and playing with Japanese too. I've had to avoid fat lately so I've been concentrating on getting flavors from spices, hot peppers and things like bonito flakes, soy sauce etc... Right now I'm focusing on sechuan styles for China which has been really interesting playing with the flavors.

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  4. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2021) in ~talk

  5. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2021) in ~talk

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    Hey good luck with your assessment. Remember if one doctor says no you can always get a second opinion (if in the US). I was recently diagnosed with ADHD which has been profoundly helpful in...

    Hey good luck with your assessment. Remember if one doctor says no you can always get a second opinion (if in the US). I was recently diagnosed with ADHD which has been profoundly helpful in addressing areas I have struggled with in my life. My therapist thinks I may have some nuerodivergent stuff beyond ADHD but it's not severe enough to warrant an assessment. If your female it may be helpful to find a provider who understands the differences in expression of autism spectrum in females. Otherwise if you do find out it's not autism spectrum you can keep advocating until you find something that fits. Good luck

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2021) in ~talk

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    For some reason I'm feeling very alone and isolated the past couple weeks. The holidays are hard because of trauma memory stuff, minor health issues and I'm feeling pretty sad and more anxious...

    For some reason I'm feeling very alone and isolated the past couple weeks. The holidays are hard because of trauma memory stuff, minor health issues and I'm feeling pretty sad and more anxious tbh. My first semester of advanced education is almost finished which I'm super proud of but yeah I'm struggling in myriad of ways, but I'll get through it.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What's something about yourself that you had to face? in ~talk

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    Sometimes trauma will resurface when we're at a safe point in our lives. Like if our basic needs are met our brains will say okay sounds like a good time to open up this crap and sort it out. Also...

    Sometimes trauma will resurface when we're at a safe point in our lives. Like if our basic needs are met our brains will say okay sounds like a good time to open up this crap and sort it out. Also seasons or anniversaries may trigger these things. I hope you are able to continue moving forward and making progress no matter how small it seems, it's worth it.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    I ended a relationship, moved across the state (US), dates and broke up with someone else (we constantly checked in on our social distance measures) and went back to school during the pandemic. My...

    I ended a relationship, moved across the state (US), dates and broke up with someone else (we constantly checked in on our social distance measures) and went back to school during the pandemic. My mental health has fluctuated; I go from feeling great to terrible with no trigger or precipitating event. Now that I'm vaccinated I've started going out in socaly settings and dating. But now with rises in variants I'm starting to feel the constant anxiety again from being around people. I understand I probably won't get hospitalized but the idea of getting long covid scares me. Like Algernon said above, I may seek out a pandemic buddy to help with physical touch. I wish I could relax for longer than a couple months but until we all follow proper procedures this will keep happening.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    I'm someone who needs that physical contact even before the pandemic. We're social creatures and in high anxiety situations it's understandable to have an increased need for hugs and physical...

    I'm someone who needs that physical contact even before the pandemic. We're social creatures and in high anxiety situations it's understandable to have an increased need for hugs and physical touch. My roommate also doesn't like hugging or physical touch. After the pandemic I've also seeked out more people to date and I'm finding a significant driving force for this is my need for affection/physical touch - it's not even sexual.

    Kudos on having a pandemic buddy, that's such a meaningful connection.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    I miss stick shifts too, they're so hard to find. But they're cheaper and idk makes me more aware of what I'm doing

    I miss stick shifts too, they're so hard to find. But they're cheaper and idk makes me more aware of what I'm doing

  11. Comment on The science of being transgender in ~lgbt

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    I'm trans and found immense relief from dysphoria after starting hormones. The way I think about it, is that my brain knew what the blueprint of my body I'd my chemical makeup was supposed to be...

    I'm trans and found immense relief from dysphoria after starting hormones. The way I think about it, is that my brain knew what the blueprint of my body I'd my chemical makeup was supposed to be like and my body didn't match this so hormones corrected it.

    Prior to being on hormones I had an overwhelming feeling of discomfort and a nagging almost painful feeling in my body that made me feel "off".

    Hormones have fixed that for me. I have this theory that gender dysphoria and body dysmorphophobia are a similar vein - it's just for trans people it's fixed by a variety of things (hormones, surgery, or living as preferred gender). Even if society said you can be a girl without hormones I'd still choose hormones because I feel physically and emotionally better.

    7 votes