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  1. Comment on Ten tips for real-life socializing (for the internet-poisoned brain) in ~life

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    Feeling a bit perplexed by this, almost like someone wrote it specifically about me (for the most part at least).

    Feeling a bit perplexed by this, almost like someone wrote it specifically about me (for the most part at least).

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Yet another variation on the initialism: LGBTQIASB+ in ~lgbt

  3. Comment on Yet another variation on the initialism: LGBTQIASB+ in ~lgbt

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Currently going through Persona 5. ~31 hours in, and it's pretty good. But I do feel like the overall tone and cast hasn't really hooked me in like P3 and P4 did. I predict that P4 will remain my...

    Currently going through Persona 5. ~31 hours in, and it's pretty good.

    But I do feel like the overall tone and cast hasn't really hooked me in like P3 and P4 did. I predict that P4 will remain my favorite, with a tie between P3 and P5 (P3 being the worst as a game due to extremely slow pacing and monotonous gameplay but having a good cast, story and especially final boss + epilogue and ending, while P5 will probably score the lowest in cast, characters, themes, etc, but best as a game).

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Does the Internet feel American centric to you? in ~talk

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    Yeah. Not a fan of it, but what can you do? Of course they're the ones with the biggest presence.

    Yeah. Not a fan of it, but what can you do? Of course they're the ones with the biggest presence.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Please don't give up on having kids because of climate change in ~enviro

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    I call those armchair antinatalists.

    I call those armchair antinatalists.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Please don't give up on having kids because of climate change in ~enviro

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    Armchair antinatalists: "not on my watch!"

    Armchair antinatalists: "not on my watch!"

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What is something you've changed your mind about recently? in ~talk

  9. Comment on What is something you've changed your mind about recently? in ~talk

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    I've never really thought much about romantic things and always just kinda shrugged when I heard love songs, people talking about relationships, etc. But nowadays I'd actually really love to have...

    I've never really thought much about romantic things and always just kinda shrugged when I heard love songs, people talking about relationships, etc.

    But nowadays I'd actually really love to have a gf. Not that I'll act on that though, my social anxiety is way too bad.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Please stop closing forums and moving people to Discord in ~tech

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    Probably by stealing your data and selling it to marketing companies.

    I do wonder how they even stay afloat without attracting biblical amounts of investment and venture capital to burn through.

    Probably by stealing your data and selling it to marketing companies.

  11. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Currently watching Symphogear and reading One Piece (Baratie arc). Symphogear: I've seen 3 eps so far and I like it just fine so far, though the characters leave me a bit cold. But I like the...

    Currently watching Symphogear and reading One Piece (Baratie arc).

    Symphogear:

    I've seen 3 eps so far and I like it just fine so far, though the characters leave me a bit cold. But I like the concept, I love the art and designs, fights are nice, etc, and someone told me it's going to have a nice twist so I'm looking forward to that too.

    One Piece:

    I like OP overall but this arc has been irritating so far. For some reason almost everyone seems like a dick in this arc (Sanji quickly grates on me) and I don't find the restaurant a very interesting setting.

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

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    Still stuck in a loop. Social anxiety and some sort of weird OCD-ish behavior (it's kinda like germaphobia from outside but it's really just some weird obsessive behavior I accidentally taught...

    Still stuck in a loop.

    1. Social anxiety and some sort of weird OCD-ish behavior (it's kinda like germaphobia from outside but it's really just some weird obsessive behavior I accidentally taught myself years ago) keeps me indoors, friendless and unable to reach out for help by myself.

    2. Lack of exercise, social interaction, too much screen time and aimless scrolling and general anxiety things gave me derealization.

    3. After a while I want to do something about it, but I'm unable to do anything about it. When I tell my parents about it, the conversation just kinda ends on an "OK" since they're also pretty down themselves (my dad has lung cancer and my mom is quite tired since nowadays she has to do almost everything by herself, plus the whole situation with my dad). That also fuels my anxiety even more.

    4. Rinse and repeat.

    The only improvements lately are that since like 1~2 months ago I've started an internship which gives me some grounding and structure, but it also kinda makes me think "wait, is this it, is this what I'm supposed to do nearly every until I'm like 65 or so? Damn".

    I just wish the following things happened:

    1. My dad's lung cancer gets cured.

    2. My social anxiety would be manageable and not prevent me from even visiting the doctor or going shopping alone.

    3. My derealization would fade away and I would feel alive again (this has been going on for a little over 2 years now nonstop).

    4. The OCD-ish thing would be gone.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yeah, the thing is just that whatever Drakengard stands for rubs me all the wrong ways, so not much remains.

    Yeah, the thing is just that whatever Drakengard stands for rubs me all the wrong ways, so not much remains.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Just dropped Drakengard, one of the worst games I've ever played. Yikes. A week ago or so I also dropped Bravely Default after being rather bored by it. Yeah, those were some missers. I'll be...

    Just dropped Drakengard, one of the worst games I've ever played. Yikes.

    A week ago or so I also dropped Bravely Default after being rather bored by it.

    Yeah, those were some missers. I'll be looking for something new now, but I'll be more thorough instead of just playing whatever.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    3 games, whew. Picked up Pokémon Y again after 7 years (wow, so long?) of not having played it, together with my cousin. Continuing Bravely Default. Tbh I find it kinda boring in terms of...

    3 games, whew.

    • Picked up Pokémon Y again after 7 years (wow, so long?) of not having played it, together with my cousin.

    • Continuing Bravely Default. Tbh I find it kinda boring in terms of characters and plot, and the aesthetic isn't doing it for my either, but the gameplay is nice. Mostly playing this though because someone on reddit loves it and wants to hear my thoughts on it, and my cousin also decided to pick it up.

    • Retrying Drakengard after having dropped it 1-2 years ago or so. I have the strangest relationship with Yoko Taro's games, on the one hand as an "experience" they're quite interesting and good, but I really hate everything he and his games stand for (save for Automata's ending message) thematically wise, so I always feel really conflicted with these. I enjoy his aesthetics and the way he builds atmosphere, but the underlying parts always piss me off. Oh well, I'm planning on playing through 1-3 anyways just for the good parts and then I'll just do something else.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  17. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  18. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

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    Tried Solarizing it for a bit (will try a dark theme later), what do you think?

    Tried Solarizing it for a bit (will try a dark theme later), what do you think?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

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    Okay, so I checked it. Well, I like it overall, but for some reason there's text missing on buttons and stuff. Is that on me or?

    Okay, so I checked it.

    Well, I like it overall, but for some reason there's text missing on buttons and stuff. Is that on me or?

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes