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  1. Comment on Depression and my obsession with national news in ~talk

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    Easier said than done but you need to keep yourself busy. I've noticed a lot of friends who don't normally have hobbies, or are the type to come home from work and veg out on their phones, have...

    Easier said than done but you need to keep yourself busy. I've noticed a lot of friends who don't normally have hobbies, or are the type to come home from work and veg out on their phones, have been in panic mode. They are either constantly thinking they have caught the virus, generally losing their minds, or just in a state of helplessness. While there are many reasons for concern, most of it's stuff out of your control. As someone with massive anxiety, this would usually keep me on edge but I have so much to keep me preoccupied I haven't given it too much thought (yet.) Again, easier said than done but it's helped me.

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  2. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I get this whole thing is a massive loss for some people and don't want to make light of the people who are struggling but I have honestly been loving the quarantine. My company has us all working...

    I get this whole thing is a massive loss for some people and don't want to make light of the people who are struggling but I have honestly been loving the quarantine. My company has us all working from home for the next two weeks, and now that I have my set up ready I have been getting tons of work done, not to mention no commute. I can get out of bed early enough and start working at my own pace. I made sure to get food and everything I needed early last week before the rush started so I am good for at least the next week or two if stores are still out of everything, even though I expect things to be calm down a bit next week as far as panic buying goes. I have friends and family who have definitely seen the other side of this whole ordeal, and I'm trying to help them out as much as possible, but personally, I haven't had a negative experience.

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  3. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    Isn't that kind of not giving enough credit to people? Like I mentioned, watching those episodes it's pretty clear how illegitimate Jones and Shapiro are. I'd also wager you're aware who those...

    Isn't that kind of not giving enough credit to people? Like I mentioned, watching those episodes it's pretty clear how illegitimate Jones and Shapiro are. I'd also wager you're aware who those people are if you are listening to a high profile podcast like JRE.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    I'm not super into the JRE, but I see this argument all the time. Do you care to elaborate on how you think it legitimizes them? I've watched the Alex Jones and Ben Shapiro episodes and they both...

    I'm not super into the JRE, but I see this argument all the time. Do you care to elaborate on how you think it legitimizes them? I've watched the Alex Jones and Ben Shapiro episodes and they both came off as nothing but idiotic their entire interviews.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Las Vegas Democratic Debate Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    And thats pretty much what it was. People cheering on the drama much louder than any policy related question given the entire night. This is exactly what the GOP looked like half a decade ago and...

    And thats pretty much what it was. People cheering on the drama much louder than any policy related question given the entire night. This is exactly what the GOP looked like half a decade ago and its infuriating to watch when you're on this side of it.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    I worry about the same things, but I am able to realize pretty quickly that these things are mostly out of my control. If it gets to the point where it ruins entire nights for you, I would...

    I worry about the same things, but I am able to realize pretty quickly that these things are mostly out of my control. If it gets to the point where it ruins entire nights for you, I would consider speaking to a therapist, like most people here have recommended.

  7. Comment on My Chemical Romance announce full reunion tour in ~music

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    This Friday 1/31 at noon, according to what I have seen!

    This Friday 1/31 at noon, according to what I have seen!

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  8. Comment on My Chemical Romance announce full reunion tour in ~music

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    Dates: 03-20 Melbourne, Australia - Download Festival Melbourne 03-21 Sydney, Australia - Download Festival Sydney 03-25 Auckland, New Zealand - The Outer Fields at Western Springs 03-28 Osaka,...

    Dates:

    03-20 Melbourne, Australia - Download Festival Melbourne
    03-21 Sydney, Australia - Download Festival Sydney
    03-25 Auckland, New Zealand - The Outer Fields at Western Springs
    03-28 Osaka, Japan - Intex Osaka
    03-29 Tokyo, Japan - Download Festival Tokyo
    06-18 Milton Keynes, England - Stadium MK
    06-20 Milton Keynes, England - Stadium MK
    06-21 Milton Keynes, England - Stadium MK
    06-23 Dublin, Ireland - Royal Hospital Kilmainham
    07-04 Bologna, Italy - Sonic Park Fest
    07-06 Bonn, Germany - KUNST!RASEN
    07-11 Moscow, Russia - Park Live
    09-09 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
    09-11 Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    09-12 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
    09-14 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena
    09-15 Boston, MA - TD Garden
    09-17 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
    09-18 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    09-20 Atlanta, GA - Music Midtown Festival
    09-22 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
    09-26 Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
    09-29 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    09-30 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
    10-02 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
    10-04 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
    10-06 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
    10-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
    10-10 Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
    10-11 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena

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

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    Replaying Final Fantasy 7 in anticipation for the remake with the Remako Mod and some other minor graphics / audio mods. It's really cool what they were able to achieve with some of the...

    Replaying Final Fantasy 7 in anticipation for the remake with the Remako Mod and some other minor graphics / audio mods. It's really cool what they were able to achieve with some of the pre-rendered backgrounds using neural networks. Results vary, but I turned the mod off for a bit and some areas are night and day.

    As far as the game itself, if you're into turn based combat (I'm not and I still enjoy it probably due to nostalgia), I think it still holds up. The materia system is still fun to mess around with. The one huge flaw that ages the game beyond the graphics is the exploration portions, most noticeably on the world map. You are given very little in terms of direction which can be stupid frustrating at times even though this is probably my 5th full run through of the game. There are countless areas on the world map that are just complete dead ends, that end up requiring a handful of random encounters to get through.

    Regardless, it has for sure gotten me PUMPED for the remake. I couldn't control myself and watched all the leaked gameplay last week. My biggest concern was that they wouldn't be able to capture the goofiness of the original correctly. One thing that I did not remember was how its not a game that takes itself seriously most of the time, and I think that is what gave the game its charm. From what I could tell from the leak, they were able to capture that decently, so I'm still on that hype train.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Recommend me a song based just on one line (or couplet) in its lyrics. in ~music

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    I'm not as familiar with them but IDLES has a similar post-punk, lyrically dense vibe that is comparable to Parquet Courts. Car Seat Headrest might be up your alley too, his songs are more...

    I'm not as familiar with them but IDLES has a similar post-punk, lyrically dense vibe that is comparable to Parquet Courts. Car Seat Headrest might be up your alley too, his songs are more personal, less political, but full of really clever references and word play.

  11. Comment on Recommend me a song based just on one line (or couplet) in its lyrics. in ~music

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    Oh baby Tenderness is probably my favorite song on Wide Awake. They did not hold back at all with their lyrics for that album.

    Oh baby Tenderness is probably my favorite song on Wide Awake. They did not hold back at all with their lyrics for that album.

  12. Comment on Recommend me a song based just on one line (or couplet) in its lyrics. in ~music

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    Sorry this ones long but I love this whole section: Swapping parts and roles is not acting but rather emancipation from expectation Collectivism and autonomy are not mutually exclusive Those who...
    4 votes
  13. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Are there people playing? I picked it up a few months ago and loved it but felt like the world felt really empty. Me and a buddy won a bunch of times without trying very hard because I don't think...

    Are there people playing? I picked it up a few months ago and loved it but felt like the world felt really empty. Me and a buddy won a bunch of times without trying very hard because I don't think there were many people playing.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Burger King Germany offers free food to those who are willing to read The Rise of Skywalker spoilers in ~movies

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    I'm not usually one to pay attention or approve of promotional campaigns but this is actually fucking hilarious.

    I'm not usually one to pay attention or approve of promotional campaigns but this is actually fucking hilarious.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What are your personal picks for "Games of the Decade"? in ~games

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    It's such a close call between Dark Souls and Bloodborne. In my mind, BB is as close to a "perfect" game as I have ever played. Between sound/music, art direction, story, pacing, general mechanics...

    It's such a close call between Dark Souls and Bloodborne. In my mind, BB is as close to a "perfect" game as I have ever played. Between sound/music, art direction, story, pacing, general mechanics and atmosphere it nailed everything to the likes of which I have never seen a game of that length (I'd almost consider Portal 1 to fall into this near perfect category but it was almost demo length.) Dark Souls is amazing, but it has massive 3rd act issues and feels clunky at times compared to BB or 3. It's also the case that without DS1, BB probably wouldn't exist, so it's a tough call.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's the education system like in your country? in ~talk

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    It's crazy how different it is depending on your location in the US. The Philadelphia school system is atrocious, I have multiple teacher friends who have either dropped out of the profession or...

    It's crazy how different it is depending on your location in the US. The Philadelphia school system is atrocious, I have multiple teacher friends who have either dropped out of the profession or are at their limit and looking to get out of the city (all only a few years into their career.) But just a half hour away in the suburbs, there are some of the best districts in the state. It really comes down to how much money is going into the schools and youth programs.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on What Breath Of The Wild is like for someone who doesn't play games in ~games

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    They did a Q&A a bit ago and they explained that the boyfriend writes the scripts based on the feedback the girlfriend gives. He is a writer by profession, so that might be where it might come off...

    They did a Q&A a bit ago and they explained that the boyfriend writes the scripts based on the feedback the girlfriend gives. He is a writer by profession, so that might be where it might come off spiced up.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Rediscovering Animal Collective, more specifically Sung Tons. Never gave this album a shot for whatever reason even though I know its supposed to be one of their best. I know their newer stuff...

    Rediscovering Animal Collective, more specifically Sung Tons. Never gave this album a shot for whatever reason even though I know its supposed to be one of their best. I know their newer stuff gets a bit of flack but I honestly have not heard a song by them that I haven't liked.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Moderate Republicans Can Save America in ~news

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    If we are talking presidential or even congressional, I could agree with that. But any elections below that, I think you're being a bit extreme. I certainly don't agree with everything that every...

    At this point, if you're voting Republican you're enabling a anti-democratic and fascistic agenda. There isn't even any "borderline" about it.

    If we are talking presidential or even congressional, I could agree with that. But any elections below that, I think you're being a bit extreme. I certainly don't agree with everything that every democrat I've voted for says and that is how most voters are. Most of my conservative friends do not agree with everything their politicians believe but there is usually enough policy they like to get their vote. This idea that "all republicans are nazis" is as authoritarian as you are claiming them to be.

    8 votes