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  1. Comment on How do you feel about where you live? in ~talk

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    Cincinnati, OH. It's okay. It's clean, and a good chunk of it is walkable. The museums and parks are nice, but beyond that there's not much to do unless you're a sports fan or into bars. The...

    Cincinnati, OH. It's okay. It's clean, and a good chunk of it is walkable. The museums and parks are nice, but beyond that there's not much to do unless you're a sports fan or into bars. The public transportation is spectacularly bad/unreliable. People are a little weird about religion (everyone assumes everyone is a Christian) and you run into some subtle bigotry that, for someone like me who grew up in NYC, can be pretty jarring. Cost of living is low, and there's no shortage of decent apartments if you're a renter.

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  2. Comment on Have any hobbies that are hard to admit? in ~hobbies

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    This is definitely true under the right circumstances! But I'm trying to imagine explaining 40k to say, my coworkers, by using Risk and MtG as examples and it's making me laugh because I am 100%...

    This is definitely true under the right circumstances! But I'm trying to imagine explaining 40k to say, my coworkers, by using Risk and MtG as examples and it's making me laugh because I am 100% sure those terms mean nothing to them.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What's a good habit that you're proud of? What's a bad one that you want to change? in ~talk

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    Good Habit: I exercise every day after work, and have kept up with this routine consistently for several months now. I just do bodyweight fitness at home, but it's better than the nothing I was...

    Good Habit: I exercise every day after work, and have kept up with this routine consistently for several months now. I just do bodyweight fitness at home, but it's better than the nothing I was doing before.

    Bad Habit: I'm pretty cynical about work and tend to get stuck in the "none of this really matters anyway" mindset, which can be kind of toxic. I don't think it's noticeable or anything, but lately it's really hard to feel motivated or genuinely put 100% effort into anything.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What game hooked you? in ~games

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    As far as immersion goes, for me that would have to be Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. I had to turn it off on a few occasions because the voices were just getting to be too much, and finishing it...

    As far as immersion goes, for me that would have to be Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. I had to turn it off on a few occasions because the voices were just getting to be too much, and finishing it just left me feeling kind of... off? Now I know that sounds negative, but considering this is a game about mental illness I think that's the point. I'll never play it again, but I'll maintain that it's beautiful in a dark way and very much worth playing. Once.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Coheed And Cambria - Unheavenly Creatures (2018) in ~music

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    I've been kind of a diehard Coheed & Cambria fan for around a decade, but this is honestly some of their best work. I love the almost 80s vibe some songs have, and The Dark Sentencer may be my...

    I've been kind of a diehard Coheed & Cambria fan for around a decade, but this is honestly some of their best work. I love the almost 80s vibe some songs have, and The Dark Sentencer may be my favorite track of all time.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What are your top five favorite podcasts? I'm looking to broaden my podcast horizons in ~talk

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    This is Actually Happening - Extraordinary/unusual stories about the human experience. Told in the first person, with no interview or commentary. Ear Hustle - Stories about the prison experience,...

    This is Actually Happening - Extraordinary/unusual stories about the human experience. Told in the first person, with no interview or commentary.

    Ear Hustle - Stories about the prison experience, told by actual prisoners from inside an actual prison.

    Reply All - One of the many tech/internet podcasts out there. The hosts are what make this one worth listening to over the others. Very engaging.

    The Black Tapes - Fictional "docudrama" dealing with the paranormal.

    Hysteria - News and social commentary with a liberal/feminist slant. Not for everyone of course, but great if you're their target audience.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Have any hobbies that are hard to admit? in ~hobbies

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    Ooh I just started reading the books recently. I've read Eisenhorn and Path of the Eldar so far. I was kind of mulling over what I want to read next, so great timing with that suggestion! I'm...

    Ooh I just started reading the books recently. I've read Eisenhorn and Path of the Eldar so far. I was kind of mulling over what I want to read next, so great timing with that suggestion!

    I'm going to be kinda late to the game raiding this expansion since I decided to switch mains a few days ago and now have to play catch up - but I'm looking forward to the new content.

  8. Comment on What is a lesser known upcoming game you're excited about? in ~games

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    I don't know if this counts as the game is still in pre-production, but I've been following the development of Alice: Asylum by American McGee. I loved Alice: The Madness Returns so I'm really...

    I don't know if this counts as the game is still in pre-production, but I've been following the development of Alice: Asylum by American McGee. I loved Alice: The Madness Returns so I'm really hoping we get another installment. There's lots of info on their YouTube channel about where they are in the process.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Have any hobbies that are hard to admit? in ~hobbies

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    Mostly people outside the community. The local community has generally been accepting, although I do run into some weird or awkward behavior occasionally. Thankfully my SO plays too so I probably...

    Mostly people outside the community. The local community has generally been accepting, although I do run into some weird or awkward behavior occasionally. Thankfully my SO plays too so I probably stay a bit more insulated from that than, say, women players relying on Facebook meet ups, etc., for games.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Have any hobbies that are hard to admit? in ~hobbies

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    Sure. I'm a 30-something woman whose main hobbies are Warhammer 40k and World of Warcraft. I talk about both games a bunch online, but in real life this stuff gets me some serious side eye.

    Sure. I'm a 30-something woman whose main hobbies are Warhammer 40k and World of Warcraft. I talk about both games a bunch online, but in real life this stuff gets me some serious side eye.

    20 votes
  11. Comment on Do you like any albums that the rest of an artist's fanbase despised, or that were critically panned? Which ones? in ~music

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    That seems to be the general opinion of Reddit's /r/TheFence (which, to be fair, is where most of my interaction with "the fanbase" comes from) but yeah, plenty of people dislike Color Before the...

    That seems to be the general opinion of Reddit's /r/TheFence (which, to be fair, is where most of my interaction with "the fanbase" comes from) but yeah, plenty of people dislike Color Before the Sun as well. CBtS has plenty of great tracks too, though (You've Got Spirit Kid, Island, Here to Mars).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Do you like any albums that the rest of an artist's fanbase despised, or that were critically panned? Which ones? in ~music

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    Year of the Black Rainbow is widely considered Coheed & Cambria's "worst" album by the general fanbase, but contains some of my favorite songs (particularly Here We Are Juggernaut and Far).

    Year of the Black Rainbow is widely considered Coheed & Cambria's "worst" album by the general fanbase, but contains some of my favorite songs (particularly Here We Are Juggernaut and Far).

    2 votes
  13. Comment on On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs in ~life

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    This is also the subject of NPR's Hidden Brain podcast this week.

    This is also the subject of NPR's Hidden Brain podcast this week.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Do you exercise at home and/or in gym? What's your goal? Favorite exercise? in ~health

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    I've been doing home workouts since I moved to an area without a local gym. I prefer gyms, but I'm not driving 25 minutes to get to one. I use YouTube videos for body weight and strength training...

    I've been doing home workouts since I moved to an area without a local gym. I prefer gyms, but I'm not driving 25 minutes to get to one. I use YouTube videos for body weight and strength training with free weights. I usually do about 30 minutes a day. I also go for a 30-minute walk during my lunch breaks.

  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I'm a copywriter. Worked in publishing for close to 10 years before this. I enjoyed publishing more, but copywriting let me move to a city where I don't have to spend 30% of my paycheck on rent, so...

    I'm a copywriter. Worked in publishing for close to 10 years before this. I enjoyed publishing more, but copywriting let me move to a city where I don't have to spend 30% of my paycheck on rent, so...

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Four days on in ~talk

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    I plan my outfits for the work work over the weekend prior for essentially the same result. (I know what's clean, don't spend time worrying over what to wear, etc.) I'm all for simplicity (meal...

    I plan my outfits for the work work over the weekend prior for essentially the same result. (I know what's clean, don't spend time worrying over what to wear, etc.)

    I'm all for simplicity (meal plan, minimalist furniture) but I can't imagine that wearing the same clothes for four days straight would go unnoticed at my workplace.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What are five small things you'd want to know about a place before moving there? in ~talk

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    Ohhh, I've actually been thinking about this a lot lately, since I (likely) have another cross-country move coming up. Here are mine: What is the traffic like? Can I generally take multiple routes...

    Ohhh, I've actually been thinking about this a lot lately, since I (likely) have another cross-country move coming up. Here are mine:

    1. What is the traffic like? Can I generally take multiple routes to get to my destination, or am I stuck relying mainly on the interstate? (Similarly, if it's a wintery area, does snow get plowed quickly/effectively?)

    2. What's the political/religious leanings of the area? As an athiest, can I comfortably exist here without being affiliated with a church/religious organization?

    3. Is there a decent selection of local restaurants/take out places that are vegetarian friendly? Do the local supermarkets have a meatless/vegetarian/vegan section?

    4. Is there a music venue in driving distance?

    5. Are there events/"things to do" in the area besides bars? And if so, how often are these geared towards adults/everyone vs. families with children?

    10 votes
  18. Comment on How malleable are personality traits, if at all? in ~talk

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    I think personality traits can be changed, but I wonder if it's more likely that people who want to change make a deliberate effort to do so (rather than it just sort of "happening" naturally)....

    I think personality traits can be changed, but I wonder if it's more likely that people who want to change make a deliberate effort to do so (rather than it just sort of "happening" naturally).

    Anecdotally, I (very introverted) went through a period in college where anyone who met me would have called me an extrovert. I didn't have a lot of friends as a kid and went to college with the intention of changing that. It worked, but it was only about two years before I got sick of acting all the time and reverted back to my introverted self. I've wondered whether stuff like this still "counts" as an actual personality change, or is it just covering up the real you?

    3 votes