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

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    I'm pretty neutral about them. On the occasions that I do get an achievement that isn't the most basic of basics (ie you finished chapter 1 etc.) I'm just like huh, neat. Sometimes they can be...

    I'm pretty neutral about them. On the occasions that I do get an achievement that isn't the most basic of basics (ie you finished chapter 1 etc.) I'm just like huh, neat. Sometimes they can be funny. I like when they have cool art associated with them! But overall, I am Very Really Bad at video games so they hold little to no meaning for me. I know my ass won't ever be able to 100% a game lol.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Gothenburg's bold plan to be world's best rainy city – it rains nearly 40% of the time in the Swedish city, so why not try to make the most of it? in ~design

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    I think that's very delightful and 100% an attraction. Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine a year, so having that much rain is unfathomable to me. Having a city with so much rain adjust how it...

    I think that's very delightful and 100% an attraction. Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine a year, so having that much rain is unfathomable to me. Having a city with so much rain adjust how it looks to embrace that is a refreshing and lovely idea.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Trixie Mattel (feat. Orville Peck) - Jackson (2021) in ~music

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    I am absolutely delighted with this. I love Orville Peck; his music, his aesthetic, boi has it goin on. This combo is so great, I am so ready for the gay future of country.

    I am absolutely delighted with this. I love Orville Peck; his music, his aesthetic, boi has it goin on. This combo is so great, I am so ready for the gay future of country.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90 in ~space

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    I would highly recommend Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins. You get to really see what kind of guy he was and is an incredible insight to the Astronaut program and space flight. As another user...

    I would highly recommend Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins. You get to really see what kind of guy he was and is an incredible insight to the Astronaut program and space flight. As another user mentioned, he seemed like a funny, likeable guy. I'm saddened to hear of his passing, but he lived one hell of a life.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've been on my off game/depress mode for a week but started knitting the scarf again yesterday and I was like wow that's great! I like crafting after work! I've just been like, feeling like I...

    I've been on my off game/depress mode for a week but started knitting the scarf again yesterday and I was like wow that's great! I like crafting after work! I've just been like, feeling like I hardly have time for stuff but it's more just I'm spending more time after work not doing crafts and doing other stuff (curse you, dishes).

    But I'm really enjoying the scarf pattern. It's pretty simple for a lace pattern and it knits up pretty quick and neat. I'm hoping to do maybe half this coming weekend.

    Last Saturday, though, I had a free sew class through the city I live in! It was virtual and there was a free little kit they put together, but it was very informative and I liked learning how to do some applique/mending stuff. My hand sewing is atrocious, though (I weep). But I'm hoping to get better and mend my SO's and my own clothing to help keep them around longer.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Emma describes how she got over her fear of needles to have the covid-19 vaccination in ~health.coronavirus

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    For those without an insta account: Sorry if there are mistakes, I used a text grab feature on my phone. I double checked to make sure it was okay, but if anyone sees a mistake let me know and...

    For those without an insta account:

    nhsengland: 'When the nurse brought the needle got scared. I did not want to let them do it then. The nurses were very kind and talked to me, they took their time and did not get cross or try to rush me. We watched YouTube and sang a song from my favourite show - Hamilton.
    My mum and the nurses talked to me and gave me some time to think. I did some breathing exercises to try to stop me being scared. Then suddenly I decided okay, do it now!
    I lifted up the arm of my T-Shirt, held the nurse's hand and surprised my mum!
    Everyone clapped and cheered, even people in the corridor! I felt so proud. My mum was very proud. All my family and friends were proud of me.
    Mum and I feel safer now. I told my friends, don't be scared. It doesn't hurt well a little bit of a pinch, that's all.'
    Emma has a learning disability and a fear of needles. Initially, Emma didn't want to have the COVID vaccine but after her mum had hers at North Park Health Centre in Bootle, Liverpool, she decided to say yes.
    From being greeted by the Practice Manager at the door, to the doctor explaining the vaccine and the nurses supporting her throughout, Emma was able to feel confident and get the #NHSCOVIDVaccine. Thank you Emma for sharing your vaccine experience and thank you to #OurNHSPeople for making adjustments to help Emma feel safe. If you're eligible find out how you can get the vaccine. Visit @nhswebsite or search 'NHS COVID vaccine'. #ThankYouNHS

    Sorry if there are mistakes, I used a text grab feature on my phone. I double checked to make sure it was okay, but if anyone sees a mistake let me know and I'll fix it!

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of April 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    So far, just a really sore arm! I don't think I'm expecting much but we'll see haha. I've been cutting my SO's hair too!! I do a good enough job, especially since we hardly leave the house. I...

    So far, just a really sore arm! I don't think I'm expecting much but we'll see haha.

    I've been cutting my SO's hair too!! I do a good enough job, especially since we hardly leave the house. I shaved my head back in August, my hair got way too long! I've kept it short for over a decade now and can't stand it being very long.

    I've personally had pretty good luck with my hairstylists, but I'm sure I spend more on it than some people are comfortable with. I like going to smaller, more expensive places. The care is usually pretty good and at the place I had been going too, the stylists will give a scalp and shoulder massage for a few minutes.

    I hope you're able to get the stuff you need! There are definitely certain things that buying on the internet cannot substitute for seeing it in person (especially with yarn, I've had an awful experience with it).

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of April 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I am getting my second dose today!! I'm kind of nervous because I don't want to feel sick, but also I'm super duper excited about being fully inoculated in two weeks. I'm going to get a hair cut...

    I am getting my second dose today!! I'm kind of nervous because I don't want to feel sick, but also I'm super duper excited about being fully inoculated in two weeks. I'm going to get a hair cut lol! My SO will only be a week or two behind me which I'm grateful for. We'll be going back to the gym and living a little bit freer than we have the past year. I'll actually get to go to craft and yarn stores again, I'm so fucking happy 😭. I'll likely update this post with how I'm feeling after my second dose lol.

    Update 1: it's now night time and there are some feelings of sickness, like when you feel a little weird and you know you're getting sick. Otherwise, nothing notable.

    Update 2: it's morning for me and I was so damn achey with chills all fucking night. I kept waking up from every little bit of sleep I was getting. And my hip joint and elbow joint keep hurting but now that I'm actually awake and up, it's basically passed. I feel like the day after being pretty sick, but I'm tired because my sleep was shit. That's it though!

    Update 3: what an optimistic fool I was. I sat through an hour long meeting and no, I am not quite up to snuff lmao. It feels like the last dredge of the flu. Achey and sensitive feeling and cold. Im probably going to take a half day, fuck this lol.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Yes! 100% agreed. That definitely bothered me. What screen time the dude did get was far from convincing that he's some great guy. It almost feels like we're getting quick glimpses of things that...

    Yes! 100% agreed. That definitely bothered me. What screen time the dude did get was far from convincing that he's some great guy. It almost feels like we're getting quick glimpses of things that are happening but none of them in a meaningful way.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Omg yes running is such a hard thing to do. Props to your partner for doing it!! That's definitely something to be proud of. I did cross-country in high school too!! The only bummer for me is I...

    Omg yes running is such a hard thing to do. Props to your partner for doing it!! That's definitely something to be proud of.

    I did cross-country in high school too!! The only bummer for me is I was as chunky then as I am now (woe is me, my lamentation is never ceasing for gaining the weight I lost in college). I honestly haven't ridden a bike since my teens/early twenties. They can be expensive but now as a salaried adult I'm down to clown lol.

    Getting out of shape has been the worst. It feels pathetic to do anything but I remedy that by reminding myself that at least I'm trying.

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  11. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I have successfully sewn together the pieces of two of three elephant, but due to unforseen circumstances, I have four more to make. I'm crocheting some lil elephants for the niblings, they're...

    I have successfully sewn together the pieces of two of three elephant, but due to unforseen circumstances, I have four more to make. I'm crocheting some lil elephants for the niblings, they're super easy to crochet and even sewing them together hasn't been too bad which is a relief lol. No update on any of my other projects. These past few weeks have been going by really fast and I hate it. I need to do something more with my afternoons off of work, it's throwing me for a loop and I feel like I'm not doing anything. I've relegated my weekends for mostly craft stuff but that's not getting my anywhere lol.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My yoga teacher is changing and that's a huge bummer, I really liked her. Hopefully whoever takes over is good (I'm sure they'll be fine, but the teacher was really kind and optimistic). So...

    My yoga teacher is changing and that's a huge bummer, I really liked her. Hopefully whoever takes over is good (I'm sure they'll be fine, but the teacher was really kind and optimistic). So there's that. I think I'll incorporate yago into my weekend, or at least try to practice harder poses on my own to use in my practice. Body weight workouts ftw!

    I would like to get a bicycle, so I can get some cardio in. There's lots of trails where I'm at and it's a good way to get out of the home. I was very optimistic at the beginning of the year about my running endeavors but Jesus fuck it's too hard. I have wasted to nothing but chub and noodle arms haha. Well, a little less noodle arms from yoga but still I'm wildly out of shape.

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  13. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    My SO and I have been watching Falcon and Winter Soldier and... I don't know, Marvel TV shows have really been weird, like they have moments where they could be subtle but then they explicitly...

    My SO and I have been watching Falcon and Winter Soldier and... I don't know, Marvel TV shows have really been weird, like they have moments where they could be subtle but then they explicitly explain what they were trying to be subtle about? Like in Wanda Vision, Wanda says "Don't go past Lily Lane!" and then 10 minutes later they cut to someone on an end street and it zooms out and it's Lily Lane. That kind of stuff. I've got a lot to gripe about.

    Massive The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Spoilers

    Lmao okay. So like, I hate New cap, he's so unbelievable. He's supposed to be like this charismatic, strong guy with all these commendations from (Lamar says this more or less) being able to make the right choices in hard situations. But we never got to see any of that and I never got the sense of that, he just seems like a hot headed dick. Like they didn't thoroughly do a psychological evaluation on his ass, he hid his blatant issues or whatever?? Hard pass. Home boy should cool his jets.

    It doesn't feel like they're making compelling characterizations and showing me these characters would actually make these choices. The only compelling one I believe is Zemo lol. His motivations are clear and so are his actions.

    The show is a solid ok. They have some things that work out and shit that really doesn't. I think Karli is pretty compelling and I like her and Sam's dynamic. The style is all over the place, the cyberpunk town was a weird touch, and I'm sick of being out of the loop on characters. They keep showing people like I'm supposed to know who the fuck they are! I have no clue, I don't keep tabs on these characters, it's wildly annoying. Obviously this show is relying on fans being more than casual which is obnoxious. They have movies spanning like a decade and they expect me to remember everyone!? No!

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Visual improvements in ~games

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    Tight fitting clothes is one thing, but they fell into the boob sock realm. Clothes generally don't fall across breasts like that. Even in your example, the fabric of the sports bra isn't...

    Tight fitting clothes is one thing, but they fell into the boob sock realm. Clothes generally don't fall across breasts like that. Even in your example, the fabric of the sports bra isn't contouring underneath her breasts, or up the side of her breasts. You can't see complete outlines. On Liara, you can see the contour of her breast completely as it leads up to her armpit as if she was naked ffs. It's disappointing to see them fall into the boob sock realm because it's over done and fucking infuriating to see, because it's everywhere and it overly sexualizes a character. They could have just updated the old one and kept how the fabric falls.

    Also, a human chosing to wear tight fitting clothing isn't the same as a character being put into tight fitting clothing.

    My bottom line is that it's an overdone trope that's genuinely pathetic design at this point and I'm fucking sick of seeing. Also sorry if this seems aggro, but like it's a nasty sticking point for me and this'll probably be all I have to say about it so I don't get my ass in trouble.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Visual improvements in ~games

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    There are definitely some great environmental improvements! Like I never realized how fuggin dark some part of the game were. I definitely appreciate the lighting boost. They don't show the full...

    There are definitely some great environmental improvements! Like I never realized how fuggin dark some part of the game were. I definitely appreciate the lighting boost.

    They don't show the full image here, but I'm so bothered by them vacuum packing Liara's tits into her uniform. I think I saw someone mention that it looked like they back ported the ME3 uniform into ME1 and like... It's such a shame. A shitty design trope and the girl looks like she has clothes painted on her. That looks uncomfortable to wear. Super fucking annoying.

    Overall I'm definitely excited for the legendary edition. I'm happy they upgraded femsheps face to, you know, actually look like femshep, and juts the look of the game overall. I will definitely be getting this and am super stoked. The only coveat is, if they don't fix femsheps ME3 casual dress, I will riot. That thing is the ugliest fucking piece of clothing I have ever seen.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Sending letters by snail mail! I have a bunch of stationary, washi tapes, and stickers that I like to use. I've only sent out a couple so far, but I'll likely send out more just because it's fun...

    Sending letters by snail mail! I have a bunch of stationary, washi tapes, and stickers that I like to use. I've only sent out a couple so far, but I'll likely send out more just because it's fun and I have some really nice year of the rat forever stamps lol. I also have a little wax stamp thing to make a nice wax seal with my first initial. I also have a couple of fountain pens, and am looking to get return address sheets. I'll be sending more mail this year, it's fun lol

    5 votes
  17. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    For the photos thing, I don't get the drive to take photos all throughout a vacation or whatever. Like, I guess if people are posting online frequently, they want to prove to everyone they're...

    For the photos thing, I don't get the drive to take photos all throughout a vacation or whatever. Like, I guess if people are posting online frequently, they want to prove to everyone they're having a good time.

    I personally take maybe a few. Like I'll take selfies with my SO, or take pictures of neat stuff (usually plants), but sometimes I do regret not having the thought to take photos in the first place. My SO and I went to Comi Con and we took maybe one blurry photo of ourselves on the train ride back. Kind of a bummer, because we totally forgot until then. I would have liked to have taken a few more. It was very cool.

    Obviously there's just gotta be a balance, but it's quite disappointing that so many people feel like they have to capture every moment when they're out doing stuff.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    I love listening to NPR/CPR and their hosted music stations in the car. Get to keep up enough on current events and get to listen to nice music with like no commercials, it's great! I don't have a...

    I love listening to NPR/CPR and their hosted music stations in the car. Get to keep up enough on current events and get to listen to nice music with like no commercials, it's great! I don't have a car with Bluetooth or a USB port to easily listen to stuff from my phone, so I just don't bother, usually. Unless I know I'm driving up the mountains, in which case I might bring a Bluetooth speaker and download an episode of a podcast or something.

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  19. Comment on Let's make more MST3K in ~tv

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    Yeah I didn't think they would, unless it actually starts to impact their business. Which it won't :/ I will die on this hill with you!! Genuinely, so many great actors and such excellent work....

    Yeah I didn't think they would, unless it actually starts to impact their business. Which it won't :/

    I will die on this hill with you!! Genuinely, so many great actors and such excellent work. The humor was spot on, I can't believe such a gem will be unfinished. So mad.

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  20. Comment on Let's make more MST3K in ~tv

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    Thank you for posting! My boyfriend and I watched the latest seasons of MST3K over the course of about two years, particularly while we were still living apart and I would visit over the weekend....

    Thank you for posting! My boyfriend and I watched the latest seasons of MST3K over the course of about two years, particularly while we were still living apart and I would visit over the weekend. We would snuggle up and enjoy ourselves. We love this show, it was so hilarious and fun. I loved all their sketches and it was a neat format to be introduced to.

    Netflix needs to get their shit together. They keep canceling shows, so they have a bunch of half baked, unfinished works on their streaming platform, it's very annoying and makes me not want to try to watch their originals because you never know when it's going to be cancelled. I'm also hella salty about them canceling Santa Clarita Diet! Rude!

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