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  1. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    Could you explain a little more about what you mean? Like how they've improved civilization? I'm curious about your reasoning!

    Could you explain a little more about what you mean? Like how they've improved civilization? I'm curious about your reasoning!

    5 votes
  2. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I built my computer with my boyfriend! Hooray! It's very snappy and this is my very first desktop I've had that's my own. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be but there were a lot of...

    I built my computer with my boyfriend! Hooray! It's very snappy and this is my very first desktop I've had that's my own. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be but there were a lot of small parts to plug in and tiny screws that got frustrating. We also missed an adapter so the USB on the front panel doesn't work yet.

    Otherwise I didn't get any LED stuff, not my cup of tea. All I did was put a vinyl of bongo cat on the glass window of my tower. He looks neat. I'm super happy but I also have to debate on what fonts and other misc. shit I want to put the time and effort to put over onto my computer. I'm keeping it pretty clean and using my surface as a glorified hard drive. I also have to work on getting my paint tool Sai brushes in order. That's mildly annoying.

    Overall it was a fun experience! I'm not the most tech savvy person, but I definitely have a greater appreciation for computers than I did before lol. I also did a benchmark test and got UFO! Except for my graphics card, that's a raft.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    Ugh that's rough. I feel you, swimming is the only cardio I can do without my asthma acting up and half killing me. Hopefully we'll both be able to get back at it again sometime this year (maybe...

    Ugh that's rough. I feel you, swimming is the only cardio I can do without my asthma acting up and half killing me.

    Hopefully we'll both be able to get back at it again sometime this year (maybe next year lol)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    I don't think smarts have much to do with my enjoyment of museums lol. I've always liked them since I was a kid and have a background in art and some anthropology :D Yes, niblings is a great word,...

    I don't think smarts have much to do with my enjoyment of museums lol. I've always liked them since I was a kid and have a background in art and some anthropology :D

    Yes, niblings is a great word, it's less of a mouthful than having to say my nieces and nephews or niece and nephew. Better to have a larger group word. But yeah romance languages really be like that. Gender coding is super weird in language lol.

    Hopefully you'll be able to swim before the year is over! That's such a tease, having the ocean RIGHT THERE but not being able to go. I hope people don't risk jail for a swim though!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I am currently working on Artfight! Less a personal project and more an art community thing. Each year artfight is held in July and is basically an art trading game. There are two teams, always...

    I am currently working on Artfight! Less a personal project and more an art community thing. Each year artfight is held in July and is basically an art trading game. There are two teams, always themed "opposites" (ex: Sun vs Moon, coffee vs tea, etc.) this year is sugar vs spice. You post your own character references and you go out and "attack" people on the opposite team. An attack is just a drawing and you get points depending on complexity, full body/halfbody, animation etc.

    I've participated for the past three years so this is my fourth! I'm pushing quality over quantity and have already drawn a couple of scenes which I haven't done before. I'm super excited to draw more characters and try to push what I can do!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    Hang out with both my friends!! We want to go to an art museum, I'd like to hang and eat and catch up. I love them so much and miss hanging out with them. See all my niblings!! I have 5 nieces and...
    1. Hang out with both my friends!! We want to go to an art museum, I'd like to hang and eat and catch up. I love them so much and miss hanging out with them.

    2. See all my niblings!! I have 5 nieces and 2 nephews, the oldest being 5 I believe. I used to see them pretty frequently but now not so much. I miss the lil terrors. I love all of them and seeing them grow and become people. I'll be very happy to see them again.

    3. Swim!! Even if it's just an indoor pool, fuck I miss swimming right now. I'm not brave enough to use the outdoor pool where I live, especially with the current spike. I'm just trying to avoid people as much as possible.

    I miss seeing people that aren't my SO. I love him but I also love my family and friends and miss being able to see them in the real world!

    7 votes
  7. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    The week went by pretty fast for me, but beyond work I ordered the last parts I need for my PC, some furniture, killed a lot of earwigs, and almost finished up a scene I'm drawing for Artfight!...

    The week went by pretty fast for me, but beyond work I ordered the last parts I need for my PC, some furniture, killed a lot of earwigs, and almost finished up a scene I'm drawing for Artfight! I'm looking to get through more this weekend, but Saturdays are pretty lazy for me hah.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Colorado is not a rectangle, it’s not even a quadrilateral, in fact it is a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon in ~science

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    Boy howdy I am absolutely blind, I missed that. Thank you lol

    Boy howdy I am absolutely blind, I missed that. Thank you lol

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Colorado is not a rectangle, it’s not even a quadrilateral, in fact it is a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon in ~science

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    I'm gonna need a pronunciation guide for that before I try to impress anyone with this rad new knowledge. In all seriousness, that's actually really fun and interesting to know! As a local to the...

    I'm gonna need a pronunciation guide for that before I try to impress anyone with this rad new knowledge. In all seriousness, that's actually really fun and interesting to know! As a local to the state, I had no clue. I love remnants of the past like this; just things that are slightly deviated in some seemingly small and surprising ways because of someone years and years ago.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on I just made my last ever student loan payment! in ~life

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    Congrats!! That's wildly awesome! I'm sure it's super relieving. Student loans suck lol!

    Congrats!! That's wildly awesome! I'm sure it's super relieving. Student loans suck lol!

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Using the menstrual cup and open menstrual discussion in ~health

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    Haha, okay very true! I take back my apology lol. Yeah being able to have these open conversations is super duper nice. That's the best part about getting older for me is that my friends and I are...

    Haha, okay very true! I take back my apology lol. Yeah being able to have these open conversations is super duper nice. That's the best part about getting older for me is that my friends and I are less, bashful I suppose, about these kinds of personal talks. Being open about your bodily experience is super great!! More talk, less stigma!!

    Oof yeah that's a good slice of advice that I'll keep in mind. I'll look into the Cora Menstrual Cup! I'm hoping I get lucky on my first go 'round of finding a cup that works for me but we'll just have to see how that goes. It's so great to hear about others' experiences!

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Using the menstrual cup and open menstrual discussion in ~health

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    Omg! I just finished a cycle but I've been really thinking about switching from tampons to a reusable cup, I just don't have much of a clue as to what's out there (research time, yay!). But it's...

    Omg! I just finished a cycle but I've been really thinking about switching from tampons to a reusable cup, I just don't have much of a clue as to what's out there (research time, yay!). But it's great to hear about the alternatives out there and to hear success with a cup, it's something I'm hoping for, for myself.

    Periods are so annoying and the hush hush secret way they've been addressed for so long is stupid. I started my period when I was 11 and it was fucking awful. I went to the bathroom and saw some light blood, went to my mom and said I think I started my period and she was all like "Yay omg!! Welcome to womanhood!" and one of my brothers was nearby so he groaned and was like "Gross mom I don't want to hear about this." but either way my mom and one of my sisters were like weirdly upbeat about it. I guess that's better than the alternative. But I mention period stuff being hush hush because outside of my house it wasn't something girls talked about and it was just a really hard thing to talk about in general, especially as a middle schooler!? There was so much shame for me, it was a hard fucking time. Puberty is a bastard.

    As far as period products go, tampons leave a lot to be desired, in part because of how much fucking plastic waste they create, both the wrappers and the applicators, and also like, having to pull out a tampon that hasn't been in long enough is a form of torture I do not wish upon anyone. The scraping of damp cotton in a vagina is the top ten worst things to have to feel in your body.

    First tip I have is get a heating pad. My cramps were bearable until I got an IUD and they became like 10x worse. I have a decently sized heating pad so when bad cramps hit I slap my damn heating pad on top of my uterus and it helps immensely.

    Secondary tip, if you don't already, get a period tracker. Most of em are shit so definitely "shop" around for one that suits your needs. I use Flo and ignore all the misc. BS that some with it. It's just good to know your body and useful medical information, knowing when you had your last period.

    Sorry, this post seems a bit all over the place, but it's super duper important to hear about others experiences one, because it shows who's going through what you're going through and two, it's something that for so long has mostly only been talked about behind heavily closed doors. Lots of people have periods and there's a lot of variation, so expanding the conversation is great!

    13 votes
  13. Comment on What do you guys think about the movie Okja? in ~movies

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    I really enjoyed it too!! I loved the actors, I think Paul Dano did an excellent job in his role. He's also great in the movie Youth (2015), something I'd highly recommend as well. But I loved how...

    I really enjoyed it too!! I loved the actors, I think Paul Dano did an excellent job in his role. He's also great in the movie Youth (2015), something I'd highly recommend as well. But I loved how the little girl got wrapped up in all this shit, especially with the activist/terrorist group. I enjoy Bong Joon-Ho's work. There's definitely something that's a bit more special to his work. It's been a smidge since I've seen it, but I'm glad to see the love for it here!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What have you crowdfunded, and how has it turned out? in ~talk

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    I've only done a handful of campaigns, but none particularly new. Hyper Light Drifter - backed dis Beach and it took 2 years? I think? To come out but I really enjoyed the game and was super happy...

    I've only done a handful of campaigns, but none particularly new.

    Hyper Light Drifter - backed dis Beach and it took 2 years? I think? To come out but I really enjoyed the game and was super happy when it came out!!

    Ava's Demon Book - a web comic by Michelle Czajkowski! I've been reading the comic for a very long time lol so I was able to back the project and got a printed, hardback version of the first book, alongside stickers and prints! The book is also signed. It was great to get it!

    Boxer Hockey Frog - okay is this niche? Either way, the webcomic Boxer Hockey by Tyson Hesse is a sports comic and the ball in the game is genetically engineered frogs. They're very cute and derpy and so he did a Kickstarter in order to fund a plush version of it!! So I have a cute derpy frog from that and I love it.

    Tales of Alethrion - they made a whole animated season. It was originally a short! Speaking of shorts...

    Little Witch Academia - also started as a short, and they did a season or movie Kickstarter (I can't remember, very sorry) so I have some misc. Like wallpapers from that.

    Ladies of Literature - an art zine about well ladies in literature. There are a couple other zines I backed.

    OKAY SO that's more than I thought initially, oof. But generally I've supported creative/art projects because they were something I wanted to see be done! I love creative projects and love seeing what people want to make and so that's mainly why I've supported campaigns. Also I've gotten some pretty cool stuff over the years and I love that! From large to small bits, I definitely treasure the things I've gotten from the campaigns.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The Umbrella Academy season 2 | Official date announce in ~tv

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    BEACH YES! I'm super excited to see the new season! I really love the characters in the first season. There was so much they did great (imo), especially with the time travle/time changes. This is...

    BEACH YES! I'm super excited to see the new season! I really love the characters in the first season. There was so much they did great (imo), especially with the time travle/time changes. This is a fun trailer, I like that they did what they could with what they had!

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Introductions #7 - Many new people coming in today, welcome to Tildes! in ~talk

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    Heck yeah!! I love Wall-E so damn much. My SO and I got a couples mug of eve and wall-e that make a little heart shape when you put them together. But that movie is so good and wholesome, it's one...

    Heck yeah!! I love Wall-E so damn much. My SO and I got a couples mug of eve and wall-e that make a little heart shape when you put them together. But that movie is so good and wholesome, it's one of my favs! I hope you enjoy your viewing, I am now tempted as well to watch it again!!

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Introductions #7 - Many new people coming in today, welcome to Tildes! in ~talk

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    Hello! I'm eve, named after eve from Wall-E, not the biblical figure lol. I have a degree in Writing and currently work as a technical writer for a blinds and shades manufacturer. I only have a...

    Hello! I'm eve, named after eve from Wall-E, not the biblical figure lol. I have a degree in Writing and currently work as a technical writer for a blinds and shades manufacturer. I only have a couple weeks left there though (thanks pandemic).

    My SO invited me to tildes because I was interested in the community, and I thought the mission statement and general vibe was very cool! I was a very early user so it's a little wild to see all these new people and NOT recognize usernames.

    I primarily lurk but occasionally post. My hobbies are rock collecting, light bird watching, baking, crocheting, knitting, sewing, reading and drawing! Drawing is the one I've done the longest. I've been doing it an embarrassingly amount of time with comparatively slow improvement but a lot of that rides on the fact of me not working mrle technically on my art as other with more time and focus on it can. I am slow. I also am trying to learn some coding so what's one more hobby? A dumb aside but I really love using Adobe illustrator for work and personal stuff.

    I think it's really great to get more people with more interest here so it's less inundated with tech and comp sci homies. I'm looking forward to more people and more interests posted.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on I'm looking for another romcom anime in ~anime

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    I'd like to firstly recommend Ore Monogatari! I personally found the anime to be very cute and sweet, it stays in line with the manga, and has a very cute romantic pairing. Kimi Ni Todoke is also...

    I'd like to firstly recommend Ore Monogatari! I personally found the anime to be very cute and sweet, it stays in line with the manga, and has a very cute romantic pairing.

    Kimi Ni Todoke is also a very sweet rom Com. It's a high-school slice of life and focuses on a girl who's slightly considered an outcast because of her gloomy looks. She's surrounded by very sweet friends. It's very much a heart melt for me, I love the anime and manga!

    I will also always plug gekkan shoujo nozaki-kun. It's less Rom and more Com but the anime was really enjoyable! Idk if they're going to do a season two, which is a bummer since they left off the first season a bit. But it's definitely worth a watch, and is also a high school slice of life (Jesus I clearly have a type).

    Hooefully any of these interest you!! Let me know if any of them seem interesting!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    My SO and I finished watching the first season of Kingdom on Netflix. We're giving it a moment to breath before we watch season two. It was a really good show, though the last few minutes of the...

    My SO and I finished watching the first season of Kingdom on Netflix. We're giving it a moment to breath before we watch season two. It was a really good show, though the last few minutes of the last episode of season 1 just like, SPIKED my anxiety as I was watching it. I'm a very empathetic person (like if a moment in a movie or show is too embarrassing I have to look away or pause it) so the last part made me so incredibly nervous!! I just wanted them to get it over with omg!!

    Besides work, I've been working on a digital painting of a character for my friend. I had tried to color it earlier in the month but gave it a rest and am now repainting it on top of having made changes to the sketch itself! It looks way better now and I feel much more comfortable coloring aha. I have no plans for a background, though I may add some kind of wisteria or hanging tree/light nature stuff, not 100% sure.

    I also managed to start learning python on jetbrain. I've been keeping at it and doing a few modules a day so far. I'm very dumb and coding is hard for me but jetbrain is honestly the right pace for me. It really fucking hammers in its point in a way that's very useful to me and how I learn. Ultimately I'd like to be able to code in python and get to Javascript and html/css in order to make websites for myself. I have dreaaaaaams and they require knowing how to cooooode.

    Im hoping to get more done this weekend and even next week. I only have a couple weeks left of work which sucks lol. It's both nerve wracking but relieving at the same time? I started working at 18 and this'll be one of the very few moments between then and now that I'll be unemployed. So we'll see how that goes.

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  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Just finished The Golem and The Jinn by Helen Wecker. It was very enjoyable, I loved it! The characters were all so good and the ending was very satisfying! I'm getting back into reading Pachinko...

    Just finished The Golem and The Jinn by Helen Wecker. It was very enjoyable, I loved it! The characters were all so good and the ending was very satisfying!

    I'm getting back into reading Pachinko as I only got about halfway through it. It's a very, very long book but very enjoyable as it goes through all the different generations.

    2 votes