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  1. Comment on Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Official Trailer) in ~movies

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    It's absolutely cathartic. Don't be afraid of that!

    It's absolutely cathartic. Don't be afraid of that!

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  2. Comment on Home brew! Who's brewing up what? in ~hobbies

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    Wow those all sound awesome! Especially that strawberry rhubarb wheat ale!

    Wow those all sound awesome! Especially that strawberry rhubarb wheat ale!

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Home brew! Who's brewing up what? in ~hobbies

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    Mmm, I've never done it the "right way", I just buy the packs from the store. My buddy and I that do the kits together are planning on trying to do real cherry wine this summer with cherries from...

    Mmm, I've never done it the "right way", I just buy the packs from the store. My buddy and I that do the kits together are planning on trying to do real cherry wine this summer with cherries from his tree, so that should be fun!

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Home brew! Who's brewing up what? in ~hobbies

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    For wine, there are wine kits that include all the ingredients to make it, along with instructions. Once you've read through the instructions and done it once, it's not hard at all. For the...

    For wine, there are wine kits that include all the ingredients to make it, along with instructions. Once you've read through the instructions and done it once, it's not hard at all.

    For the equipment for wine making, there are starter kits will which include almost everything you need to get started.

    Really, any u-brew place will give you a good idea of what you need. I couldn't tell you about the beer. Haven't done that at home, only in-store.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Home brew! Who's brewing up what? in ~hobbies

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    Just finished up some Bergamais, which is my wife and my favourite red. We made a few stinkers this summer so far, like Black Cherry Hard Lemonade wine which tastes like cough syrup, and Cucumber...

    Just finished up some Bergamais, which is my wife and my favourite red. We made a few stinkers this summer so far, like Black Cherry Hard Lemonade wine which tastes like cough syrup, and Cucumber Melon (gross!)

    No beer though. Doesn't keep as long, and I can't drink it fast enough :p

    4 votes
  6. Comment on How Pornhub and Girls Do Porn are enabling doxing and harassment in ~tech

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    I'm not the OP you're asking, and I'm not going to judge others for what they do when it's not actively harming others. That being said, I can see how it's harmful to the cohesive makeup of our...

    I'm not the OP you're asking, and I'm not going to judge others for what they do when it's not actively harming others.

    That being said, I can see how it's harmful to the cohesive makeup of our family units, which is an important survival trait of humans. One of our strengths is working together to overcome bigger issues (a lion, say).

    Sexual promiscuity as it stands now, in general causes discord in our connection with others. Maybe not for you(the reader, no one specifically), and maybe you don't agree, but I think that's true for the general population.

    So our attempts to shun it and keep it seen as bad, to prevent it from becoming more and more popular I think is our attempt to keep the peace as it were.

    That's my take anyhow. I don't think we should treat anyone poorly for what they choose to do, but there are things we place boundaries on to keep us all organized and together.

    Right now it seems like we're falling apart at the seams, because there are SO MANY differing beliefs and ways of being that are living side-by-side, and we haven't figured out how to keep it all cohesive. Look at The Handmaids Tale. One group looks to fix it by locking that shit down and keeping it tight - follow this exact belief structure or else. That doesn't work, and is horrible obviously. But I would question whether this anything-goes philosophy isn't taking us to the same place by different means. shrug Personally I'm a fan of balance. What that looks like I don't know.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - Just... try to relax a bit in ~tildes.official

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    I've honestly lost interest in this site precisely because of this aggressive approach by a lot of users. This is looking like a very unfriendly place to post, at least on par with reddit.

    I've honestly lost interest in this site precisely because of this aggressive approach by a lot of users. This is looking like a very unfriendly place to post, at least on par with reddit.

    18 votes
  8. Comment on This is a popular question on askreddit, but since Tildes is a slightly different beast I am curious: Have you ever encountered a ghost or UFO before (or something similarly spooky/inexplicable)? in ~talk

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    I was meditating on a bed at my friends house maybe 6 years ago, when I felt some fear come up. There was this sense that someone else was in the room with me. A big part of meditation for me is...

    I was meditating on a bed at my friends house maybe 6 years ago, when I felt some fear come up. There was this sense that someone else was in the room with me. A big part of meditation for me is letting go of fear, so I did my best to acknowledge it, and go back to focusing on my practice. Well, then the bed started shaking. Still kept my eyes closed. Then it felt like it was slamming up and down on the ground, like it was being lifted maybe 6+ inches off the floor and being dropped. I kept my eyes closed. I focused.

    It stopped, and I still have no idea what had happened. My friend was asleep two stories up with his wife and young children, out on a 500-acre property - no one else around.

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  9. Comment on What are some common things that you find to be amazing? in ~talk

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    I was going to say, the placebo effect. I think people under rate it so much! And this goes to your point. The body is so incredible and amazing, we don't give it as much credit as it deserves! I...

    I was going to say, the placebo effect. I think people under rate it so much! And this goes to your point. The body is so incredible and amazing, we don't give it as much credit as it deserves!

    I was watching One Strange Rock the other day, and they were talking about all the bacteria in/on the body and how we have to consider that for space travel. The mental defined boundaries that we've created really don't exist. We're so connected to everything around us.

  10. Comment on What are you passionate about? in ~talk

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    Can you tell me a bit about peoples misconceptions of chronic pain?

    Can you tell me a bit about peoples misconceptions of chronic pain?

  11. Comment on You get a job doing something you enjoy, how do you maintain your enjoyment in it? in ~talk

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    Continuing to grow in the job, learn new things, find new challenges.

    Continuing to grow in the job, learn new things, find new challenges.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Vegetarians/Vegans? in ~health

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    I actually prefer coconut milk to real. We have no issue getting rid of dairy milk. Cheese on the other hand... that's a tough one :)

    I actually prefer coconut milk to real. We have no issue getting rid of dairy milk. Cheese on the other hand... that's a tough one :)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Vegetarians/Vegans? in ~health

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    That's essentially what my wife and I are doing. We don't buy meat for groceries, but if we go to a friends, or go out to a restaurant, we don't hold off.

    That's essentially what my wife and I are doing. We don't buy meat for groceries, but if we go to a friends, or go out to a restaurant, we don't hold off.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Vegetarians/Vegans? in ~health

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    I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but I'm trying to eat less and less animal product. It's just not a cold-turkey situation. I'm doing it for all of the above. I think it'd mostly be moral reasons...

    I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but I'm trying to eat less and less animal product. It's just not a cold-turkey situation. I'm doing it for all of the above. I think it'd mostly be moral reasons though.

    Like, even gardening, I felt bad pulling up brand new plants because I already had too many of that type. So how much worse would I feel about an animal if I weren't so distanced from the cruelty that happens in that industry.

    My wife and I both are trying to eat less and less meat. Maybe one day it'll be none. I hope so

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Battle Royale is the new craze, but what is a genre you would like to see rise/return to the mainstream? in ~games

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    Even just a remake of SotN, I would be so happy!

    Even just a remake of SotN, I would be so happy!

  16. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

  17. Comment on What are you playing? in ~games

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    Path of Exile! New league just started today. Anyone play? Could use some others to level with.

    Path of Exile! New league just started today. Anyone play? Could use some others to level with.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - is "activity" sort still holding up as the default? in ~tildes.official

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    I'm really appreciating the default sort! Maybe when we grow a lot more it may need to be looked at, but for now I like it.

    I'm really appreciating the default sort!

    Maybe when we grow a lot more it may need to be looked at, but for now I like it.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on I'm interested in attempting to talk about your beliefs and opinions surrounding religion, spirituality, and "God" in ~talk

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    I'll give this a watch later tonight!

    I'll give this a watch later tonight!

  20. Comment on What hobby do you wish you could do but can't? in ~hobbies

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    Scuba Diving! Technically I could with some time and money, but life has other priorities right now. Rock Climbing but it'd be too risky for my job if I injured my hands, or even just got them all...

    Scuba Diving! Technically I could with some time and money, but life has other priorities right now.

    Rock Climbing but it'd be too risky for my job if I injured my hands, or even just got them all blistered up.

    1 vote