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  1. Comment on A queer user’s guide to the wild and terrifying world of LGBTQ dating apps in ~lgbt

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    Where I am from the only 2 options for gay man as far as I know are Grindr (oh god) and a local gay dating site, which is at most a tiny bit better than Grindr in the actual dating and not just...

    Where I am from the only 2 options for gay man as far as I know are Grindr (oh god) and a local gay dating site, which is at most a tiny bit better than Grindr in the actual dating and not just one night stand department. I tried using both for a while, but I hated it. It seems that it is pretty much impossible to use for anything else than hookups, which I am not definitely into (because I am demisexual or something like that, nothing against people who do like that). I wish I was though, because I might have been able to find a relationship somehow through this way. Okcupid doesn't work, there are 2 people in a 100km radius from me. I didn't try too many others, but there's basically no way any of these are better. That's why I think there's basically no chance I will ever find anyone unless I move somewhere else or a miracle happens.

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  2. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Did you try Salvia? That's the only psychoactive drug that I would like to try sometimes, just because it is so strange and works different to basically every other similar drugs.

    Did you try Salvia? That's the only psychoactive drug that I would like to try sometimes, just because it is so strange and works different to basically every other similar drugs.

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  3. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Good luck on the exam. Good job getting the guts to ask someone out, and even succeeding :). Have fun.

    Good luck on the exam.

    Good job getting the guts to ask someone out, and even succeeding :). Have fun.

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  4. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Did all of my homework for this week early, instead of procrastinating until the deadline as I do normally, because I wanted to make time to do Ludum Dare this weekend. I missed the last one,...

    Did all of my homework for this week early, instead of procrastinating until the deadline as I do normally, because I wanted to make time to do Ludum Dare this weekend. I missed the last one, because I didn't even really notice that it was happening. Looking forward to making some cool game, and maybe even rating enough games to get my game into the rankings again :).

    Also, I stopped eating meat on sunday, because I already ate mostly just chicken and was thinking that maybe I would be ok with being vegetarian. Not sure if I am going to stick with it too long, but I want to "experiment" with it for at least a month or something.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What do you want someone to ask you about? in ~talk

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    So... how is your mental health? I've been struggling with stuff too, but I have been doing quite good for a few weeks now. Still really anxious about basically everything, but I guess that's just...

    So... how is your mental health?

    I've been struggling with stuff too, but I have been doing quite good for a few weeks now. Still really anxious about basically everything, but I guess that's just how it is.

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

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    Chapter 9 in Celeste. I think I still have a lot left. And it is really hard already at the part I am at. Loving the new mechanics so far.

    Chapter 9 in Celeste. I think I still have a lot left. And it is really hard already at the part I am at. Loving the new mechanics so far.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    Celeste was great! One of the parts that resonated with me was when Maddie got a panic attack when they were riding the cable car. The best moment for me was definitely basically the last lines in...

    Celeste was great! One of the parts that resonated with me was when Maddie got a panic attack when they were riding the cable car.

    The best moment for me was definitely basically the last lines in the game, said by a old lady, who at first looks disapproving and mean to our player character Madeline, but ends up really supportive. "It's hard to believe that it's over, isn't it? Funny how we get attached to the struggle. Promise me you'll take care of yourself, ok?".

    2 votes
  8. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    Pretty hard to say for me. I definitely knew for a really long time that I wasn't straight, because I really wasn't interested in dating and similar stuff compared to basically everyone else...

    When did you realize you weren't cis/straight/etc?

    Pretty hard to say for me. I definitely knew for a really long time that I wasn't straight, because I really wasn't interested in dating and similar stuff compared to basically everyone else around in school. I wasn't really interested in anyone to be honest. I've kind of slowly figured I am kind of gay and came out to myself when I was about 19. I've been thinking for some time that I still don't have myself really right though. Everyone seems to value sex in a relationship quite a lot, while I always felt like I don't really care about it at all, and would be ok with not having it at all. So after lurking on some asexual forums and subreddits, I think I am demisexual/gray asexual homoromantic, not really sure yet to be honest. This might also be another reason why I can't find a relationship at all haha. It also is probably the reason it took me so long to figure out I am gay.

    Are you out or still in the closet?

    Mostly in the closet. Shortly after coming out to myself as gay I've came out to my closest friends, all of them have been pretty awesome. I also kind of accidentally came out to my mom once while talking about kids, because I told her that I probably will never have any. She eventually told my dad, but I am still kind of quasi closeted to them, because we never talk about anything related to it. Even my brother doesn't know, because I am not that close to him. I am closeted at work and school and don't really want to come out, I don't want any unnecessary attention. I am closeted to everyone about being demisexual or whatever, cause I still don't really have it figured out.

    How's the social situation where you live? (Are you accepted?)

    The Czech Republic is pretty cool with it I guess. It's probably much much better than most countries of the world, although we don't have equal marriage rights yet. We had same-sex partnerships for a long time, I think actually much earlier than almost all the countries had anything.

    In a relationship? If so, how did you meet?

    Nope, maybe someday?

    Anything on your mind? (Doesn't have to be related to your identity/orientation.)

    I am not looking forward to going back to school, hopefully this semester will be pretty chill, after the kind of shitty last one. Edit: I also have to say that it feels good to type this stuff out once in a while, thanks for making this thread OP.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on The fall of Prague: ‘Drunk tourists are acting like they’ve conquered our city’ in ~life

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    Most tourism is terrible. Why do people even want to visit all the overcrowded touristy places? Prague (or the Czech Republic) is so different if you don't just go to all the tourist areas. And...

    Most tourism is terrible. Why do people even want to visit all the overcrowded touristy places? Prague (or the Czech Republic) is so different if you don't just go to all the tourist areas. And god are the tourist areas terrible. Extremely low quality gift shops, extremely stupid tours, extremely stupid busking and begging. It feels really respectful when you walk around the city and somebody starts trying to sell you some dumb boat tour in English. Like I know that most people will speak English and not Czech here, but come on.

    I wish tourists weren't so stupid. It's not like you even visit the country when you don't leave the tourist areas. All of the popular tourist citys look the same in them.

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  10. Comment on My Life With Face Blindness in ~life

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    Great article, it's interesting how good she got at talking with strangers in part because of her face blindness. Here's a outline link, if anyone gets hit with a pay wall and can't get through....

    Great article, it's interesting how good she got at talking with strangers in part because of her face blindness.

    Here's a outline link, if anyone gets hit with a pay wall and can't get through. https://outline.com/y5ZMmT

    5 votes
  11. Comment on For those getting ready to go back to school: how do you feel about it? in ~life

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    I am not looking forward to it at all. I am working a part time job at the same time since last year, so I know it's no problem to do work and school at the same time, but I will miss the free...

    I am not looking forward to it at all. I am working a part time job at the same time since last year, so I know it's no problem to do work and school at the same time, but I will miss the free time so much again. I love being able to wake up at almost my ideal time and to come home from work early enough that I can still do whatever I want in the day. But it still isn't that bad. I did it for two semesters already, so why could I not do it again?

    And in a certain way it's kind of good. When I spend all the time at work and school and than doing projects and learning and stuff for school in the small amount of time at home, there's basically no time left for being sad, feeling lonely and thinking about how shitty everything is. I certainly wouldn't have time for a relationship anyway, so it's good that I can't find one.

    I don't even really need the money that much from work and it doesn't even pay too well, I mainly do it just because I want the experience. If I can get some experience while doing school, I hope when I get my degree I will get a good job that pays really well, I can move out and everything will be ok. Of course I told myself that everything will be much better when I start university. Before that I told myself it will all be better when I finish the school year and so on. And looking back I think some things actually got better, so I hope in a few years I will be looking back, into the past, thinking I did a pretty good job.

    I am not too scared of the actual classes at school, I am fairly certain that I can pass most of them without too many problems. The only class I have failed so far is because of some unbeliavably stupid drama that makes me so angry to just think about. I am really hoping nothing similar to that happens again.

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

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    I'll have to check out Crimzon Clover too. I really like the Touhou games, I think I finished like 5 of them on normal 1cc, so I am not too good at them and I never really got the Touhou fandom,...

    I'll have to check out Crimzon Clover too. I really like the Touhou games, I think I finished like 5 of them on normal 1cc, so I am not too good at them and I never really got the Touhou fandom, but I always really liked bullet hell games like this. So I think something like this could be really good, especially if it is not-impossible haha.

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

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    Oh man Celeste is so good. In the end it took me about 40 hours I think to finish all the steam achievments - which isn't even really still 100% of the game but it's pretty close. The most...

    Oh man Celeste is so good. In the end it took me about 40 hours I think to finish all the steam achievments - which isn't even really still 100% of the game but it's pretty close. The most incredible thing about the game is that you get so much better at the game than when you first started it's incredible. Going through all the A-sides took me about 24 hours first time playing, but when I went through all the A-sides again - in a kind of any% speedrun - after doing all the achievments, it took me just a bit under 2 hours.

    The game gets pretty hard later, but if you stick through it, it feels so rewarding! And as you said, the game doesn't really feel unfair, you always know what you did wrong. So good luck (even though the game has no RNG :D) and have fun :).

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Feature a band/artist in three tracks. in ~music

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    If I had to choose 3 tracks from Subaru, I would have to include The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades. It's such a powerful song, most likely my favorite from Illinoise. I would also probably...

    If I had to choose 3 tracks from Subaru, I would have to include The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades. It's such a powerful song, most likely my favorite from Illinoise. I would also probably include Impossible Soul, but that is kind of cheating, because it is as long as some EPs hahaha. You chose some very good tracks though and as a sample of Sufjan I think these are some very good choices and probably better than having someone listen to Impossible Soul as their first song from him.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Slaughter Beach, Dogs new album Safe and Also No Fear. It's awesome! The first two songs - which were also the albums singles are crazy good. One Down is 10/10, really recommend listening to it...

    Slaughter Beach, Dogs new album Safe and Also No Fear. It's awesome! The first two songs - which were also the albums singles are crazy good. One Down is 10/10, really recommend listening to it and if you like it, to the rest of the album (and their two other albums, if you haven't already :P).

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16? in ~misc

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    When I turned 18, I voted different from my parents even in the first vote that I could. Actually almost the opposite happened, I have changed who my mom voted for in the elections. Not in every...

    When I turned 18, I voted different from my parents even in the first vote that I could. Actually almost the opposite happened, I have changed who my mom voted for in the elections. Not in every one of them but in a few of them she has changed who will she vote for after discussing with me about the available choices.

    Obviously just an anecdote and I still think most children would still probably vote the same way as their parents, but in a ideal world with all the children getting proper education on politics I think a lot of them would have different political opinions from their parents.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Are you optimistic or pessimistic about humanity's future prospects? in ~talk

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    I am in my early twenties. I am not optimistic at all. I think gigantic societal change is coming almost certainly, what I am curious about is when will this happen. In the best case if we start...

    I am in my early twenties. I am not optimistic at all. I think gigantic societal change is coming almost certainly, what I am curious about is when will this happen. In the best case if we start radically reducing emissions that would already change most peoples lives quite a lot. That's the best case. If more politicians with their heads in the sand keep getting elected, the problem will just keep getting worse.

    Currently I don't have much hope in the leaders of the world suddenly shifting the gears so much. Since Brexit happened, followed by Trump getting elected I have almost no trust in politics. I don't think there is a big chance that we start working together good enough to deal with the problem cleanly.

    I am also scared that the bad changes will most likely come soon enough that I won't die before it happens. The same probably can't be said for my parents (also kind of hopefuly?) and other "old" people - like the people in power.

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  18. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    Celeste! It's a pretty hard platformer, which is at the same time perfectly manageable to beat. Got all the berries and pink hearts, done 3 of the b sides so I guess I have 5 more to go. Loving...

    Celeste! It's a pretty hard platformer, which is at the same time perfectly manageable to beat. Got all the berries and pink hearts, done 3 of the b sides so I guess I have 5 more to go. Loving this game, 20 hours in so far and still loving it. Most days I just pop in, progress a bit, go through a few screens in the b-side I am working on and return later. I love how every screen is a new checkpoint.

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  19. Comment on Reddit's 'Manosphere' and the Challenge of Quantifying Hate in ~tech

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    r/MensLib really is great, it is one of the few good subreddits where quality conversation actually happens.

    r/MensLib really is great, it is one of the few good subreddits where quality conversation actually happens.

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  20. Comment on Thoughts on Hannah Gadsby's "Nanette"? in ~lgbt

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    So I just watched this because of this post, thank you for telling me about it, it really was a great experience. It really was strange how relatable it was. I am from basically the exact opposite...

    So I just watched this because of this post, thank you for telling me about it, it really was a great experience.

    It really was strange how relatable it was. I am from basically the exact opposite than her. I am not a lesbian, but I am gay. And I haven't experienced basically any hate or anything like that because I am so good at hiding, even from myself for a long time. But hearing from your childhood that "gay", or the equivalents in basically every language, are a way to say that something is bad... it really kind of fucks you up. I don't have in no way the same experience as her, because as I said, I am not a woman, but it was still so relatable, and I think more people should see and hear stuff like this more. Especially the straight white man - she talked about them quite a lot, I really think hearing a different perspective is so so important to make everyone more tolerant. I often wonder if I would have been a gigantic asshole if I didn't win that gay lottery. Not that being gay, or another minority makes you instantly a tolerant and nice person. But experiencing being "different" probably helps with that.

    A bit off-topic, but I also liked the song in the credits Rilo Kiley - A Better Son/Daughter, gonna listen to the whole album tomorrow, because they sound like a pretty cool indie rock band and I love that.

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