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  1. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

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    No worries. Part of tildes is wording consideration. I think posting it as a discussion point would have made me inherently read what you were saying as something to consider as opposed to reading...

    No worries. Part of tildes is wording consideration. I think posting it as a discussion point would have made me inherently read what you were saying as something to consider as opposed to reading it as a suggestion for something that is a concern in the here and now. Pedantry is definitely an aspect of Tildes.

    In regards to acronyms, it'd be something of concern in the future as the user base grew and perhaps there'd be more people less concerned about that sort of thing. As for any future implementation, it'd probably be dependent on how the site evolved as more users came to the site.

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  2. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

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    I personally don't think it's an issue on tildes. As a lurker, I see a lot of content and comments and posts and people aren't really even using acronyms beyond the very common and obvious ones....

    I personally don't think it's an issue on tildes. As a lurker, I see a lot of content and comments and posts and people aren't really even using acronyms beyond the very common and obvious ones. To me, this is a non-issue. I think that the way tildes handles itself inherently discourages very informal slang and the use of acronyms in most forms. From my time here with all us Tildoianorinos Swintons, we/they DON'T use an excessive amount of acronyms. Unlike reddit, there aren't these exclusive and hyper specific communities with too much jargon and a whole index dedicated to deciphering any information on the subject.

    I see no point to the suggestion. If there were an excess of acronyms within the different communities and threads, I would agree with you. But that isn't the case from what I have seen here. If an acronym truly and really needs to be described, do it academically (ex: "Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is complete..."). This can help avoid the issue of people not understanding if a word or phrase or whatever has a hover and allows it to be visible in plain text. And if someone needs clarification on an acronym for whatever reason, and can't find it on the internet, than they can easily address this to the user in question privately or publicly.

    If it ever becomes a real concern, than sure. Or just something to keep in mind but I think it's fine as is.

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  3. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

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    deviantArt has a new product; khush, allowing you to diffuse and smell all that sweet, sweet arts.

    deviantArt has a new product; khush, allowing you to diffuse and smell all that sweet, sweet arts.

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  4. Comment on Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad in ~life

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    Thank you for posting this, I was just about to myself but wanted to see if anyone else had. God I've had an anger towards so many noises since I was pretty young, like maybe around 8 or 10? I'm...

    Thank you for posting this, I was just about to myself but wanted to see if anyone else had. God I've had an anger towards so many noises since I was pretty young, like maybe around 8 or 10? I'm 25 now and still have adverse reactions towards many noises that a lot of people don't mind or don't notice. I have the usual eating triggers but some are worse than others. My cubicle mate usually eats a banana or an apple everyday and dear God I feel like I am going to die. I scramble for my earbuds and lightly drown the sound out. There's also just a lot of office noises that are triggers for me. There's a guy who does some sort of hideous throat clearing and it sends disgusted chills down my back I'm so revolted. Plus everyone else who is sniffling around.

    I had to deal A LOT with gum snappers on public transportation, or people freely sharing their awfully loud music despite having headphones. There's just been so much of my life that I've hated so many noises and sometimes when I think about it, it's exhausting. But seeing NPR make an article about it made me want to cry from relief. It's slowly gaining more steam and maybe at some point I'll be able to get some sort of treatment or diagnosis or literally anything.

    I don't like talking to people about it because it makes me feel crazy. No one I know gets mad over noises. If it's like children screaming for half an hour, then sure. But no one else talks about how they hate the sounds of breathing and eating. And I've snapped at siblings when I was younger because it annoyed me so much. I've told my SO but he was very skeptical about me having it, especially since research about it in general is pretty much in its infancy. Like no one really understands just how strong the feelings are. They run deep and hurt and while now that I'm older and I've learned how to control some of my reactions better, the base reaction of fear and anger are still there and spikes my stress.

    Sorry this was kind of long and a little bit of a ramble but misophonia HAS negatively impacted my life! It adds stress when I don't need any more than what I have. It's such a pain and I try my best to deal with it. But most of all I want to show people that I'm not just "crazy" or imagining things or just overreacting. It's my innate reaction.

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  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? #15 in ~books

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    I've been reading 1984! I checked it out as an e-book from my library, as my SO had suggested I read it. I never had to in high school which I count as a blessing, mostly in part because I never...

    I've been reading 1984! I checked it out as an e-book from my library, as my SO had suggested I read it. I never had to in high school which I count as a blessing, mostly in part because I never really liked the "greats" when I was younger. I now have a different appreciation for them! But so far I'm really enjoying 1984. I love the play of reality and memory; there is no memory and no history that isn't fabricated as well as questioning what's real if all there is is one man remembering it.

    I've heard miscellaneous things about 1984 and A LOT of people talk about the overarching antagonist of big brother, which I thought was going to more central to the book? Like obviously, BB IS central, but when I hear about it in popular media it's usually to talk about the surveillance aspects of life in Airstrip 1 (I believe is the name of where Winston is at). I feel like that's doing a huge disservice to the book to only remember it for BB being able to look at everything you do where there's the very real and very small struggle of one man trying to come to terms with his reality. And trying to parse together what is truth and what is a lie. I didn't know it would be such a human story, at least from what I've read so far. I'm really enjoying it though I'm nervous about how it will end.

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  6. Comment on ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel Officially in the Works in ~movies

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    I think it'll be interesting to see what they do! I really liked Edge of Tomorrow, it was very compelling and well done. I also got the chance to read the manga/light novel and it was awesome! I'm...

    I think it'll be interesting to see what they do! I really liked Edge of Tomorrow, it was very compelling and well done. I also got the chance to read the manga/light novel and it was awesome! I'm not sure where they'll go with the movie now, unless it's actually a prequel!! Dun dun dun! But in all honesty it might be bleh, as unexpected sequels can tend to be.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? #14 in ~books

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    I am almost finished with the first book of the Earthsea Cycle Series by Ursula Le Guin! It was a book that got recommended a lot and I liked the Earthsea movie, so I figured it'd be a good read....

    I am almost finished with the first book of the Earthsea Cycle Series by Ursula Le Guin! It was a book that got recommended a lot and I liked the Earthsea movie, so I figured it'd be a good read. I've been enjoying it a lot and can't wait to read the next one. I'll also be rewatching the movie (the animated one let's be clear) after I've read a few more from the series. I personally love when Ghibli makes books into movies. Like with Howls Moving Castle, there is an essence and feeling that they catch so spectacularly it's always a treat to watch. Even when they diverge from the source material it's done in a careful and loving way and much more acceptable in my opinion.

    I am also on track for reaching my reading goal. I'm only doing 18 books as a minimum because I have a lot of other goals and projects that I have to keep up on. Luckily I have plenty of books that I haven't read yet so I'll be kept busy with my reading list.

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  8. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    I am definitely the minority in that I learned about it by word of mouth IRL! My SO actually told me about it and gave me an invite code. I've told at least two other people about it and I know...

    I am definitely the minority in that I learned about it by word of mouth IRL! My SO actually told me about it and gave me an invite code. I've told at least two other people about it and I know one of them has used their invite code. However, my SO had hear about Tildes on reddit as well, I do believe.

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  9. Comment on Valentine's day in ~talk

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    I'm good! My SO and I are actually going to be doing date stuff tomorrow. He has Fridays free so I took the day off. We're going to a really tasty French bakery and then the museum and maybe...

    I'm good! My SO and I are actually going to be doing date stuff tomorrow. He has Fridays free so I took the day off. We're going to a really tasty French bakery and then the museum and maybe something else we're not totally sure. But tonight we're doing dinner with his parents. So nothing crazy but this'll be the first year we go out on a date for Valentine's Day and I am super duper excited and happy!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on what creative projects are you working on? in ~creative

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    I'm working on some writing, just a fun story that I enjoy with no thoughts of publication lol. I hadn't written since I worked at my old job and even when I started my new one I only JUST started...

    I'm working on some writing, just a fun story that I enjoy with no thoughts of publication lol. I hadn't written since I worked at my old job and even when I started my new one I only JUST started writing again early February so I almost went a year without writing lol. Sorry lots of useless back story to that.

    But I'm also working on creating my own crochet pattern, making character reference sheets for a tops secret project. Less long term, I am currently working on crocheting a baby blanket. So nothing super exciting but a lot of my projects are part of my new years goal and I hope I can get through them! I'm a trying!

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  11. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    I personally love the game right now! For what it's worth, I've played Fortnite (About 3-4 seasons) and a smattering of PUBG (though for that I'm biased as I never enjoyed it all that much). For...

    I personally love the game right now! For what it's worth, I've played Fortnite (About 3-4 seasons) and a smattering of PUBG (though for that I'm biased as I never enjoyed it all that much). For me, I fell out of love with Fortnite. The skill differences and the lack of being able to respond to enemies and the building all made it a complicated, annoying game. I'm not the best gamer, I wouldn't even say I'm a good gamer, and I don't have the dexterity for that kind of shit. I would struggle a lot in Fortnite with the building aspect, meanwhile I would be pitched with people who could build 3x as fast as me, or they had a keyboard hooked up (that was a thing for a while).

    The thing about Apex, is that you can have a strategy to your firefight. Like yeah rushing in and shooting is an option, but I feel like the gameplay is more rewarding when my team and I sit through and try to think things out. We focus on where people might be, how to get into the ring, and what to do when people approach. The best part about Apex is that there isn't constant carnage. Like, I'm not going to get killed one shot by a guy with a golden scar or somebody has a double pump and I can't aim because we're both jumping like rabbits lol. With Apex, I feel like I can actually respond to threats, whether that's running away and living to fight later, or dropping in and starting a firefight.

    Another huge bonus for Apex, are the legends. Like wow yes, I love the idea of trying to sort of balance out your team or using everyone's individual strengths as you fight and loot and whatever else. I like it waaaaay more than skins on Fortnite. Investing time into becoming comfortable with how a character works and being able to use their abilities to kill players is much more rewarding.

    Overall, Apex feels more rewarding and less punishing. Fortnite is already crazy, especially with how much the devs and stuff go with fan/gamer suggestions. I hope we'll see about none of that nuttiness in Apex.

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  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? #11 in ~books

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    So right now I'm reading and "reading" two books! I'm "reading" A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain via audible. The audible edition is narrated by Nick Offerman which is so...

    So right now I'm reading and "reading" two books! I'm "reading" A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain via audible. The audible edition is narrated by Nick Offerman which is so very, very fitting. I have never myself read a Mark Twain book before but this book was one that I was interested in, mostly in part because people list it as one of the earlier time traveling books and I just wanted to see how it would go! I'm on something like chapter 20 right now, and so far it's pretty fun. In fact, it's kind of better than I thought it would. Twain is a pretty funny guy and I love the Yankee and how he views everyone and manipulates them with their profound superstition and ignorance. It's also just funny how Hank just like casually does SO many things behind King Arthur's back. Like the guy made a match factory and a soap factory and made some soap door to door salesmen? It's all just ridiculous and very enjoyable.

    The other book I am actually reading is called Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki. So if any of you guys remember the book/movie Memoirs of a Geisha, the author initially interview Iwasaki and several other geisha to learn about the culture and what went on in the geisha houses and so on. The author apparently bastardized the whole thing and has been denounced by Iwasaki. Another point made by Iwasaki is that the author took A LOT of what she told him about her life and put it into the book, so it wasn't just little details it was very specific, larger events even though that wasn't supposed to happen. Sorry for the derailment, but this is how I was actually introduced to this book, the firsthand account of Mineko Iwasaki's like as a geiko and more for her house. Truthfully, my knowledge of Geisha and their world doesn't go much further past Memoirs of a Geisha, and I wanted to know more about it! So far it's very interesting. She paints many beautiful scenes from her early childhood; it's all been pretty picturesque and overall I like it so far! I'm hoping I continue to enjoy it to the end!

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  13. Comment on Crochet Moose and Bear in ~creative

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    I think they definitely take longer if you're newer to the craft! Part of it is speed and tension (how tightly you're holding onto the yar and how tightly you're crocheting), as well as being able...

    I think they definitely take longer if you're newer to the craft! Part of it is speed and tension (how tightly you're holding onto the yar and how tightly you're crocheting), as well as being able to ignore/recover from messed up stitch counts. I'm by no means super good (closer to an average crocheted) so I'm still learning how to adjust as I make mistakes or how to fix those mistakes without taking apart the whole thing. As a beginner you don't have any real sense for how to recover from mistakes, how to easily go back, and you just don't have the speed or thd feel of the pattern and how it's going to take shape.

    Sorry for the long winded answer, I just enjoy talking about the craft aha.

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  14. Comment on Crochet Moose and Bear in ~creative

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    Aaaah thank you so much! I always feel the faces are hardest for me since it's so easy to make them crooked. I'm glad you like them!

    Aaaah thank you so much! I always feel the faces are hardest for me since it's so easy to make them crooked. I'm glad you like them!

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

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    Watched the new episodes of Mob Psycho 100 season 2! I really enjoyed the first season; the style and the story and the characters are all super compelling. I'm glad that they're able to keep up...

    Watched the new episodes of Mob Psycho 100 season 2! I really enjoyed the first season; the style and the story and the characters are all super compelling. I'm glad that they're able to keep up with great style of the first season, it's one of its charms. I just really like the show and am glad they decide to make a second season for it! I'm excited to see what happens this season.

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  16. Comment on Crochet Moose and Bear in ~creative

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    Hey all! For this past Christmas, I crocheted my SO's parents a lil bear to go with a moose I made them two years ago (also for Christmas). Here's the pattern. I just used some Caron yarn that...

    Hey all! For this past Christmas, I crocheted my SO's parents a lil bear to go with a moose I made them two years ago (also for Christmas). Here's the pattern. I just used some Caron yarn that I've had for some years with 1.75mm crochet hook. Here's a few more pictures on the Ravelry project page. All in all, it took me about 3 days to complete in full. In comparison it took me about a week to a week and a half to complete the moose those two years ago!

    Generally, these types of stuffed animals are referred to as amigurumi, "a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll." (thanks wiki). I love, LOVE creating these little guys and will be posting more of the stuff I've made later! I also knit and occasionally sew.

    I just wanted to share this with you guys to show my face and also because I hope that there are other crafters here on tildes! I know the populace isn't that big, but if you're another crafter, no matter the craft I'd love to see your stuff.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Suburbs and car centric urban design is the worst mistake in modern history. in ~talk

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    Just a small note of clarification, city beautiful isn't his channel. His post said that here's two fun resources and the text below the links are quotes from the places themselves. So the "I" in...

    Just a small note of clarification, city beautiful isn't his channel. His post said that here's two fun resources and the text below the links are quotes from the places themselves. So the "I" in the case of City Beautiful is City Beautiful talking about themself, not Rocket Man talking about himself.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What are your favourite slice of life anime/mangas? in ~anime

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    oh my god I am so thoroughly, thoroughly disappointed. I didn't know that the manga went further than the anime and it never really piqued my interest since it ended on a nice note... Just wow,

    oh my god I am so thoroughly, thoroughly disappointed. I didn't know that the manga went further than the anime and it never really piqued my interest since it ended on a nice note... Just wow,

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  19. Comment on What are your favourite slice of life anime/mangas? in ~anime

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    Usagi Drop is a really good, wholesome Anime! It's very sweet and about a newly formed family and just the ins and outs of guy raising a little girl. Nothing gross in this one. Another one I like...

    Usagi Drop is a really good, wholesome Anime! It's very sweet and about a newly formed family and just the ins and outs of guy raising a little girl. Nothing gross in this one. Another one I like is Oshiete! Galko Chan or Please Tell Me ! Galko Chan which is super cute and funny and is just a girl talking with her friends about a lot of life stuff. Maybe one of those will pique your interest!

    5 votes