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  1. Comment on What’s something you have an unusually strong fondness for? in ~talk

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    I didn't know that! Definitely something to consider when scouting out kitties. [as an aside, I'm 100% with you when it comes to pet breeding. My SO and I will be adopting from shelters/rescues]...

    I didn't know that! Definitely something to consider when scouting out kitties. [as an aside, I'm 100% with you when it comes to pet breeding. My SO and I will be adopting from shelters/rescues] I'm glad your spouse isn't allergic! It can be so uncomfortable when you have pets you live but can't like, live aha.

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  2. Comment on What’s something you have an unusually strong fondness for? in ~talk

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    Absolutely adorable!! I love, love, love reading/hearing about people's pets. Those two are complete cuties and I'm happy they're in a loving home!! I will live vicariously through you lol. I love...

    Absolutely adorable!! I love, love, love reading/hearing about people's pets. Those two are complete cuties and I'm happy they're in a loving home!! I will live vicariously through you lol. I love cats but I'm in an apartment and would rather wait until I have a larger home/place that doesn't have pet rent to get a kitty. I'm also allergic, so I'll have some time to figure out what to do about that lol.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Glazed lemon cookies in ~food

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    I second the lemon curd! I love making lemon and blueberry scones with lemon curd and devonshire cream. Now, I've never had actual devonshire cream I think, I just made the recipe from the site I...

    I second the lemon curd! I love making lemon and blueberry scones with lemon curd and devonshire cream. Now, I've never had actual devonshire cream I think, I just made the recipe from the site I get the scone recipe from, but it is pretty darn tasty. Is there such a thing as too much lemon? Maybe. Have I found it yet? No.

    I'll have to try out these cookies sometime. I have a bunch of lemons I bough for some cake stuff but I don't think I'll need all of them so I'll have extra. Madeleines are also great to make with extra lemons lol. Also an easy, tasty treat to make!

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

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    Yes, I did play it a little bit on release but it was pretty broken and I didn't have a chance after that. I've seen a lot of the progress it has made and while it's cool that they've come so far,...

    Yes, I did play it a little bit on release but it was pretty broken and I didn't have a chance after that. I've seen a lot of the progress it has made and while it's cool that they've come so far, there's still things to be desired in order for me to consider it a better game in terms of my experience with the world's. For example, I had the game list 2 of the same looking fauna as 2 separate species. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a subspecies but it looks the same, one is just smaller than the other.

    I'll have to look through the release notes, thank you for the link! It's always interesting to see what all they fiddle with.

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

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    For the spaceship, you can change it to third person view. It's the only way I can actually fly the ship. The first person view has like a partial view in the ship so it's like you're looking out...

    For the spaceship, you can change it to third person view. It's the only way I can actually fly the ship. The first person view has like a partial view in the ship so it's like you're looking out from a ship, but I can't function that way lol.

    Yeah I'm not sure if I just got unlucky for the seeding or whatever they use, but it's the fauna aren't super impressive. The flora and planet variety I think is still good, there's been interesting verity there. It's the poor lil animals that aren't quite as variable as you might hope.

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

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    My SO and I recently started up No Man's Sky again. It's such a frustratingly fun game, if that makes sense? There's parts that are fun and other parts that make me want to scream. Like my SO and...

    My SO and I recently started up No Man's Sky again. It's such a frustratingly fun game, if that makes sense? There's parts that are fun and other parts that make me want to scream. Like my SO and I dropped it because we got horrifically stranded on a shit desolate planet 6 months ago and it took that much time for us to be like okay let's come back to this and see if was can live.

    It's fun that there are such hostile planets but it is wildly unfortunate if you get there in early game stages! When we finally got off of the planet (we still died several times lol), it was much more enjoyable. Though I will say I can't fly the spaceship in first person view, it makes me claustrophobic. I think that's just a me thing.

    It's still a little surprising how much it HASN'T been polished considering they've been working on it for almost 6 years now. I'm sure a lot of the focus has been on larger things like base building and stuff. I say that because even the random generation of the fauna on planets leaves things to be desired. They're all technically "different" but there's a lot that are too similar? If that makes sense.

    Either way, it's an okay game. Early game can be wildly cruel. Find an outpost (or whatever they call it in game) because then you can buy shit to survive and boy howdy does that help.

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  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    New year new me? Jk, I'm just sick of being a weak Noodle. Monday was a body weight day since I don't have any weights and won't go to the gym. I've been following Chloe Ting's workouts on...

    New year new me? Jk, I'm just sick of being a weak Noodle. Monday was a body weight day since I don't have any weights and won't go to the gym. I've been following Chloe Ting's workouts on YouTube. She has "challenges" but I'm only half heartedly following the challenge since Tuesday and Thursday will ba cardio and weekends yoga.

    I'm just trying to be more active and exercising helps me set a schedule for my other interests and makes me consider how much time I want to put towards them each day. However, I over did myself and strained something on my knee so I took yesterday off from working out and will probably do today as well and then start again with something a little less intense to test the waters and see how it holds up. I have a heating pad so I was heating it off and on yesterday and it felt great lol.

    I'm just going to try my best to be consistently active and run again. It's been so long since I ran seriously I'm just like winded after a few minutes but that's okay. I'm gonna be working my way up slowly and not kill myself about it.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The mutated coronavirus is a ticking time bomb in ~health.coronavirus

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    "Restrictions" is heavily dependent on where you're from. I certainly wasn't making any national statements and should have clarified that point. But I 100% agree with you. It's hard for people to...

    "Restrictions" is heavily dependent on where you're from. I certainly wasn't making any national statements and should have clarified that point. But I 100% agree with you. It's hard for people to convince when the ones they elected/are looking to for leadership don't do Jack shit. But, at the same time, these people have been easily convinced and are ignoring all the evidence that tells them certain procedures help. It's an unfortunate thing that's feeding off of itself and isn't helping anyone.

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  9. Comment on The mutated coronavirus is a ticking time bomb in ~health.coronavirus

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    Okay like... It's fine to be concerned about the new variant, but this article feels a bit like fear mongering and a whole lot of meaningless words. We know it's more contagious, but the main...

    Okay like... It's fine to be concerned about the new variant, but this article feels a bit like fear mongering and a whole lot of meaningless words. We know it's more contagious, but the main concern within the scientific community is vaccine efficacy which turned out it doesn't effect it.

    I get that they want more people to be concerned or at least have a heightened awareness, but with the restrictions already in place in the US and the flagrant ignoring of that, I genuinely don't think there's much we can do. The case here in CO was in butt fuck no where county. People there who don't care for restrictions aren't going to care more because of a variant. Unless this shit starts killing more people and more groups, people probably won't change their behaviors (and even if it did, I'm still skeptical people might change).

    A better article should've gone over more objectively how the new variant will affect spreading and compare models of infection rates with and without the variants but instead they're like "oh so there's nothing to worry about right? Wrong!" and then say substantially nothing immediately after that. This was probably longer than it needed to be and is a bit click baity and fear mongering.

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

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    Thank you!! I honestly do the same. Having my own space has been such a boon for creativity and less stress. I had been living with so many people for my whole life, the peace of just having one...

    Thank you!! I honestly do the same. Having my own space has been such a boon for creativity and less stress. I had been living with so many people for my whole life, the peace of just having one other soul is great. Even the noise of our neighbors doesn't bother me/is far less than when I had to live with my siblings/nieces and mom.

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

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    Thank you!! And aww that's so cute! My boyfriend keeps me in check when it comes to plants so we don't have too many lol. I would like to get a few more but space is pretty limited in our...

    Thank you!! And aww that's so cute! My boyfriend keeps me in check when it comes to plants so we don't have too many lol. I would like to get a few more but space is pretty limited in our apartment and our south facing kitchen window can only hold so many haha.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    Ugh YES! This whole year has been full of fear and anxiety. That was at least one thing to sort of tick of the box off existential worry.

    Ugh YES! This whole year has been full of fear and anxiety. That was at least one thing to sort of tick of the box off existential worry.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    Aww, I'm glad you got a boost from it! I am also jealous you won't have to try to lay down and wear glasses while reading. Congrats on getting the surgery!

    Aww, I'm glad you got a boost from it! I am also jealous you won't have to try to lay down and wear glasses while reading. Congrats on getting the surgery!

    7 votes
  14. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    Those all sounds so nice! And congrats on completing NaNoWriMo! That might be my goal this year lol.

    Those all sounds so nice! And congrats on completing NaNoWriMo! That might be my goal this year lol.

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

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    Both my SO and I moved out of our parents' homes and moved in together! It was a crazy experience, I had never moved before and there was weird stuff at home going on, but it was great. I loved...

    Both my SO and I moved out of our parents' homes and moved in together! It was a crazy experience, I had never moved before and there was weird stuff at home going on, but it was great. I loved getting into the apartment and being like "Holy shit this is ours!!".

    Genuinely, it felt like the world was going to end and I would cease to exist, the day before move in (that was the anxiety talking, it was rough). But we found a home together and it still makes me want to cry from happiness. We're solely responsible for ourselves and our things and I'm absolutely in love with that. And also I can put my plants wherever I (they) want!? I LOVE IT, and I will continue to love it!

    14 votes
  16. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I completely finished my little crochet Kirby for my friend, read and finished my first book of the new year, and did other miscellaneous tasks. I was also off of work since last Wednesday, which...

    I completely finished my little crochet Kirby for my friend, read and finished my first book of the new year, and did other miscellaneous tasks. I was also off of work since last Wednesday, which I really, really needed. It was so nice!! It was a pretty chill weekend for me and I like that.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Some of the best book covers of 2020 in ~design

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    Some of these are very good, and check a lot of my own personal design interests. I especially love those that look closer to their own art piece and those that are, like "You Had Me at Hola" as...

    Some of these are very good, and check a lot of my own personal design interests. I especially love those that look closer to their own art piece and those that are, like "You Had Me at Hola" as an example. I will say a few of them struck me as rather plain or not really that interesting. If we're going on cover ALONE, and NOT the contents then "The Glass House" and "Knockout Queen" seem pretty mundane compared to a lot of the ones there.

    The tag line is "So nice you'll want to frame them", but some definitely don't tick that box. I'm also curious as to if there's a genre skew at all. I've read maybe one book from the list and while the covers are definitely intriguing, I'm curious who put the list together and how much that alone affected the list.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What gifts did you give this year? in ~talk

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    My SO and had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. Just on my side I have 5 siblings and 7 niblings so it's wild. But I'm very happy with the rum we got one of my brothers. He was...

    My SO and had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. Just on my side I have 5 siblings and 7 niblings so it's wild. But I'm very happy with the rum we got one of my brothers. He was impressed and asked where we got it. It was a recommendation from r/rum lol. It was all he asked for so we figured we'd try to get him something good. I'm glad we impressed him lol.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I crocheted a Kirby for a friend! Sometimes I think he's cute, other times I think he's hideous. Ultimately I need to work on my uneven tension to help with how misshapen he is. I will note,...

    I crocheted a Kirby for a friend! Sometimes I think he's cute, other times I think he's hideous. Ultimately I need to work on my uneven tension to help with how misshapen he is. I will note, embroidering one eye was such a fucking pain in the ass I made his other eye a wink so he looks like dis >v0. Way easier on my soul lmao.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on NPR's best books of 2020 in ~books

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    I know this is an older thread but now that the year is almost done I'd like to give it a bit of a bump. I would take best books of 2020 with a grain of salt and more use it as a way to discover...

    I know this is an older thread but now that the year is almost done I'd like to give it a bit of a bump. I would take best books of 2020 with a grain of salt and more use it as a way to discover new books. I think using this is a tool of discovery for reading is much more helpful and what I've always done. As an added bonus, they include each year they've done this up to 2013.

    To use it, you kind of have to know yourself or know your interests align with at least some of the book reviewers of NPR. I personally know that there are several reviewers with similar taste, so I know there are books I'll like. I've already read a few books off the list. But each year they come out with this, my book wishlist grows by a significant amount,and it gets me interested in genres I might not have searched out on my own!

    2 votes