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  1. Comment on What are your feelings towards achievements? in ~games

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    I think they can be useful to extend the lifetime of a game. If I fall in love with a game and want to play more of it I will be more than happy to use achievements I am missing to justify playing...

    I think they can be useful to extend the lifetime of a game. If I fall in love with a game and want to play more of it I will be more than happy to use achievements I am missing to justify playing more of it. So for most games I don't really care about achievements at all, but for my favourite game I will put in the effort to 100% the game. And I definitely also take pride in them in that case too. I also enjoy looking through the global achievement statistics on Steam - seeing that an achievement you have is obtained only by 0.2% of players feels good!

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  2. Comment on MathBox^2: PowerPoint Must Die in ~tech

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    This guy is so good at computer graphics. Always humbling.

    This guy is so good at computer graphics. Always humbling.

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  3. Comment on What's hard about being demisexual/demiromantic/asexual/aromantic? in ~talk

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Sadly, I've already tried it and there are about 5 gay guys on there in total in my area (also they probably made a profile, saw that no one is around and never...

    Thanks for the recommendation. Sadly, I've already tried it and there are about 5 gay guys on there in total in my area (also they probably made a profile, saw that no one is around and never looked at the site again after that, the same as I did). I did see some demi guys on there which was cool, but they were in other countries, haha. And I also never matched with any of them, trying to start dating people in other countries probably wouldn't work anyways. I still have some hopes for Tindr, which I am probably going to try when things get normal again.

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  4. Comment on What's hard about being demisexual/demiromantic/asexual/aromantic? in ~talk

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    Thank you for your response. I don't think I feel too negatively about myself. I have done a lot of soul searching in the past, and I figured out that I just need to be ok with being single. I...

    Thank you for your response. I don't think I feel too negatively about myself. I have done a lot of soul searching in the past, and I figured out that I just need to be ok with being single. I went on quite a few first dates a few years back (I would even almost say that I nearly exhausted the dating pool available in the area at the time) and every time the topic of sex was brought up it was a deal breaker. The only times I even went on a second date were before I admitted to myself that I fall somewhere under the ace umbrella. I am also probably not a very conventionally attractive guy, which I am totally ok with, because I am happy with both how I look and think, and I don't want to pretend to be someone I am not.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that I am being realistic. Maybe saying I am pathetic is a bit too harsh, but I think that it's also kind of true.

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  5. Comment on What's hard about being demisexual/demiromantic/asexual/aromantic? in ~talk

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    For me, being a gay gray-A/demi guy, the thing is that the amount of gay guys who are ok with dating someone who won't guarantee sex in a relationship is tiny. It's understandable that most people...

    For me, being a gay gray-A/demi guy, the thing is that the amount of gay guys who are ok with dating someone who won't guarantee sex in a relationship is tiny. It's understandable that most people don't even want to talk with me because sex is a important part of a romantic relationship for them. I am already a pathetic person that would have a hard time finding a guy (or a girl if I was straight) even if I wasn't demisexual. So the hard part for me is that I will very likely stay single.

    Other than that, there's nothing hard about being demisexual for me. Most people have no reason to know that I am demi, so I can avoid any ignorance concerning this from others.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on What kinds of content are you hoping to see on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    My favorite is definitely ~talk so I always want more in there even though it's actually probably one of the most popular tildes already. I just enjoy the more casual conversation. Other than that...

    My favorite is definitely ~talk so I always want more in there even though it's actually probably one of the most popular tildes already. I just enjoy the more casual conversation. Other than that I like any good articles, can be on basically any topic, so whenever I find an interesting read thanks to this site I am happy.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Magic: The Gathering announces crossovers with Lord of the Rings and Warhammer 40,000 in ~games.tabletop

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    I am happy I stopped playing MTG a long time ago. They just keep selling out more and more and more and more. It's getting disgusting. The game is still kind of incredible as it basically invented...

    I am happy I stopped playing MTG a long time ago. They just keep selling out more and more and more and more. It's getting disgusting.

    The game is still kind of incredible as it basically invented the CCG formula.

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

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    I've been playing all the modern Touhou games (6 and later) for the past few weeks. I am trying to 1cc all of them on normal difficulty (beat them without using a continue). I've played most of...

    I've been playing all the modern Touhou games (6 and later) for the past few weeks. I am trying to 1cc all of them on normal difficulty (beat them without using a continue). I've played most of the games before and also beaten most of them. I remember struggling so much with the games when I first played them. Now, as I am replaying them, I basically beat every one of them within a few tries. I got all the way to Touhou 14, with the only two that were quite difficult and took me multiple days being 10 and 11. Surprisingly, 12 is known to be very hard but I beat it quite quickly even though I didn't play it before!

    Beating Touhou games always feels so rewarding, it really makes you feel like a god when you get through the game successfully. When I am done with beating all of them, if I am not yet burned out on Touhou, I kind of want to try beat all of them in a row in one day, that would be a fun challenge.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Children with same-sex parents do better at school than their peers in ~lgbt

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    Most likely caused by the much higher barriers for gay couples to have kids. Still pretty cool though!

    Most likely caused by the much higher barriers for gay couples to have kids. Still pretty cool though!

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Awakebutstillinbed - Stumble (2019) in ~music

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    I listened to the album this song is from a few months ago and I remember that I enjoyed it but I wasn't too blown away by it. This live performance is really good though, and I am now again...

    I listened to the album this song is from a few months ago and I remember that I enjoyed it but I wasn't too blown away by it. This live performance is really good though, and I am now again relistening to the album because of you sharing this.

    I love indie/alt rock, and more specifically the emo genre so much. What are some of your (you meaning the OP, or anyone else reading this) favorite emo bands?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Do you have an internal narrative or monologue, and if so what do you mean by that? in ~talk

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    I think there are levels of how much vocalized my thinking is. The "first level" is basically saying stuff without saying anything, very hard to describe with words, I think most of my thinking is...

    I think there are levels of how much vocalized my thinking is. The "first level" is basically saying stuff without saying anything, very hard to describe with words, I think most of my thinking is of this type. The "second level" is like actually saying something, but not actually making sounds - like whispering so quietly that it doesn't actually make any sound. I guess the "third level" could be actually vocalizing the thoughts - so mumbling/talking to yourself, but I don't do this pretty much ever, the only time I really do this kind of is when I am by myself and break something and let out some swears, or some non-words - something like the equivalent of mashing the keyboard but with speech (an attempt to write out how this sounds: "brkfrhnbrfgrfdl"). I don't think there's actually much difference between the second and third level.

    So I guess it's hard to say if I have internal narrative. I would say I mostly don't have internal narrative/monologue, because most of my thinking is done in the first level I described. When I am doing something I don't often talk to myself (second level) about the current task or the upcoming task. Sometimes, when I am by myself I can start dialogue in the second level with myself. In the dialogue both parts are me and aren't really different from each other. I do this quite rarely though. When reading text, I think I use the first level? When writing text, I think I use the second level. I can read text while singing a song (second level/third level), but I can't really write text while singing a song (can anyone write anything other than what they are saying while they are saying something?). I guess I kind of can but it's more like thinking one thing for one moment and thinking the second thing for another moment, using a computing analogy: like having a single processor core work on multiple threads.

    Even after writing all this out, and seeing some pretty big differences from how others have described their thinking here, I am not convinced our thinking is actually different. I feel it is really hard to describe my thinking process with words, so how can we be sure we aren't all describing the same things using different words? The same thing as aphantasia, I definitely don't see anything when I imagine something. When describing a picture, or an object I don't see it. The closest I can do to actually seeing something like this, is when I close my eyes in a dark place. When I do this, mostly just black remains, but there are kind of lighter (purplish? dark blueish?) spots that I can control. I can make simple shapes, make the spots swirl a bit and stuff like that. To be honest I am not sure this isn't just moving my eyes with my eyelids closed. I definitely can't actually see something like Mona Lisa this way. But I can imagine things, and I can draw them. Is this actually different from when people say they can see something when imagining it? Do I have aphantasia? Is aphantasia actually a thing?

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  12. Comment on What's hard about being a man? in ~talk

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    First off thanks for this topic/question! I always love reading through discussions about topics like this. I think "men" as a single group is just far too big of a group to be able to answer a...

    First off thanks for this topic/question! I always love reading through discussions about topics like this.

    I think "men" as a single group is just far too big of a group to be able to answer a question like this nicely. There are some obvious things that can be hard for (cis-)men specifically, like specific cancers or other illnesses, even stuff like colorblindness that is far more common for men. But for other stuff, I think that trying to generalize "men" into a single entity just doesn't work. There are just too many different things a man can be like. We can say that a large portion of men struggle with something, but for each of those things there are many many men that don't struggle with that thing. If we get more specific those generalizations might be more useful - for example men in this age range, in this country. But still, that's useful only on a population level, not on an individual level.

    Everyone has their own problems. Everyone is a bit different. I don't think I am some perfectly unique snowflake, if you create a specific enough group, there are probably thousands of people that have very similar life experiences as I had/have and so might have some very similar problems. But still, I probably don't share most problems with most men. And most men don't share my problems.

    Oh but here's one thing I think is hard for men - being unable to be cute and unable to want to be cute. Again, I would guess most men don't really have any problems with this.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start Emo / Indie Rock / Shoegaze-y / Noise Rock-y Released 3 January 2020 (that's a long time ago) Sample - Life in Color When I first heard...

    Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start
    Emo / Indie Rock / Shoegaze-y / Noise Rock-y
    Released 3 January 2020 (that's a long time ago)

    Sample - Life in Color

    When I first heard this album, and even after listening to it a few times, I felt that it's good but not amazing. I still kind of feel that way, but through the whole year I kept coming back to it, very very often. It's just very nice to listen to. It might be my most listened to 2020 album. If you like artists like Car Seat Headrest or any of the Emo Revival stuff, I think you might like this one.

    There are a lot of amazing tracks on this album - Life in Color, the sample I have selected, is an amazing first track, it really bangs and sets the mood for the album. Most of the tracks are at least ok, the middle of the album gets a bit weaker for me, but it's still definitely not bad. The penultimate track with the last track are the highlight for me. The final track, (My Life Fell Apart This Year), always hits really hard when I listen through the whole album. And listening through the album as a whole is really important for me, it just isn't the same if I don't. It probably isn't that amazing of a song by itself, but it pretty much always sends shivers all over my body, it's a really good closing track.

  14. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 11 in ~news

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    That really is weird. Did something happen we don't know about?

    That really is weird. Did something happen we don't know about?

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  15. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    I don't really have any amazing moments, but 2020 was ok for me. Specific nice moments: Relaxing days, doing nothing over the summer, going on nice walks in the forest. Spontaneously deciding to...

    I don't really have any amazing moments, but 2020 was ok for me.

    Specific nice moments:

    • Relaxing days, doing nothing over the summer, going on nice walks in the forest.
    • Spontaneously deciding to learn how to skateboard, actually getting a skateboard and actually learning some basics.
    • Making a nice game for Ludum Dare, and people saying some nice things about it. Getting 2nd place in the "mood" category and 10th place in the audio category in the results with it.
    • Doing Timasomo.
    • Read some nice stories, played some nice games, watched some nice shows.

    I didn't have any amazing experiences, but also no terrible experiences. So I mostly kept up the status quo in 2020, which I am ok with. It would be great if I finally got around fixing some of the bigger "problems", but that's a hard thing to do, and not having things get bad is pretty good by itself.

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

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    Started my second real playthrough of Omori. It's still so amazing even after seeing most parts for the third time now (even though on this route through the game some things should start getting...

    Started my second real playthrough of Omori. It's still so amazing even after seeing most parts for the third time now (even though on this route through the game some things should start getting pretty different). It's story really is incredible, I am always noticing new amazing small details on the way. It's also a pretty great RPG game, after going through the game fast on the first playthroughs, I am going to try to 100% the game, get all the achievements and stuff cause it's so great.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Omori. It got released 5 days ago, and it's absolutely my favorite game I played this year. It's very good, and definitely not getting the attention it deserves. If you like story based games...

    Omori. It got released 5 days ago, and it's absolutely my favorite game I played this year. It's very good, and definitely not getting the attention it deserves. If you like story based games and/or turn based rpgs definitely check it out.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~design

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    I pretty much just wear everything black, because I like how it looks, and it allows me to blend in pretty well. Also I am colorblind so it's a good way to not wear some extra bad color combo that...

    I pretty much just wear everything black, because I like how it looks, and it allows me to blend in pretty well. Also I am colorblind so it's a good way to not wear some extra bad color combo that I wouldn't notice. In this weather, I pretty much always wear a black tshirt (band tshirt or plain one), black jeans and a black hoodie, plus a jacket outside. Black sneakers, year round, except maybe if I am out in the mountains. Maybe a sweater instead of the hoodie if I am rarely feeling fancy. I was actually going to get some nice new jacket this year, but because I don't really go out too much, I will wait until next winter.

    Of course this year, I am mostly just wearing sweatpants and a tshirt every day.

    I hate any noticeable logos and stuff on my clothes, I like it when my clothes are very basic. Kind of sucks that something like Uniqlo isn't a thing here, as far as I am aware. I guess I'd say my aesthetic is "emo, but i don't want to be noticed".

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  19. Comment on Surviving the winter in ~life

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    I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thank you for writing a lot of words. I think venting stuff like this helps. I too don't really see myself as the same person as when I was a kid. At least until I...

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Thank you for writing a lot of words. I think venting stuff like this helps.

    I too don't really see myself as the same person as when I was a kid. At least until I was about 12~ I had like nothing in common with me now. Maybe when I was like 18 is the first time I would actually consider as current me. And there are some things that stayed the same since I was a kid. But I was so different, that I feel like it wasn't really me. I always thought this might be common for people, but I never talked about this with anyone.

    Good luck with everything.

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  20. Comment on Eleven days in ~talk

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    I should do quite a bit of work, but the biggest stuff should be done for this year. So I want to relax and play some videogames guilt free, while still keeping up with work, so I don't get...

    I should do quite a bit of work, but the biggest stuff should be done for this year. So I want to relax and play some videogames guilt free, while still keeping up with work, so I don't get swamped once the holidays are over. I heard about a game called Omori, which I think I might enjoy. It has some Undertale vibes, so I want to play that when it comes out. I'd like to try fix my sleep schedule a bit - if possible I'd like to go back to sleeping at 1 am and waking up at 9 am. Also I am going to eat meat again for the first time in a year for the Christmas dinner, it will definitely be very special, haha.

    I don't really believe things are actually going to get better in the next year, but we can hope. It would be nice if things went back to "normal".

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