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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did ā€” or didn't do ā€” during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. [3]
    Gaywallet
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    Another 50+ hour work week (which isn't over yet šŸ˜”). This week was primarily focused on supply chain reporting so that we can be sure to be on-top of critical PPE supplies. Luckily the bay area...

    Another 50+ hour work week (which isn't over yet šŸ˜”). This week was primarily focused on supply chain reporting so that we can be sure to be on-top of critical PPE supplies. Luckily the bay area went into shelter in place early so we might be okay when it comes to supplies, but it's very difficult to forecast this kind of stuff accurately.

    9 votes
    1. zara
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      Hang in there dude. I'm rooting for you!

      Hang in there dude. I'm rooting for you!

      4 votes
  2. [6]
    Kuromantis
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    Outside this site, practically nothing but watch my hair grow into what will be an afro and a helmet if this lasts too long (although my parents do have trimming machines so they'll do it if it...

    Outside this site, practically nothing but watch my hair grow into what will be an afro and a helmet if this lasts too long (although my parents do have trimming machines so they'll do it if it pisses them off and personally I wouldn't mind. My mother picked up another 2000s movie for us to watch, this time it was the first volume of Kill Bill. Pretty trope-y with the animations and wild-west stuff and some weird deus ex machina stuff but still pretty good.

    7 votes
    1. [5]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      That's one way to describe Tarantino's filmography. How much access do you get to films?

      Pretty trope-y and some weird deus ex machina stuff

      That's one way to describe Tarantino's filmography.

      How much access do you get to films?

      4 votes
      1. [4]
        Kuromantis
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        Not much/very little. I should probably have said that.

        Not much/very little. I should probably have said that.

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          ThatFanficGuy
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          I picked up as much from the tone of your narrative. How do you get access to the films you do get to watch?

          I picked up as much from the tone of your narrative.

          How do you get access to the films you do get to watch?

          4 votes
          1. [2]
            Kuromantis
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            Usually one of my parents decides they want to watch a movie and they bring me along (to a initiative called SPcine basically one of those random welfare things that will probably be torn down...

            Usually one of my parents decides they want to watch a movie and they bring me along (to a initiative called SPcine basically one of those random welfare things that will probably be torn down soon) and I don't judge too much because I don't know enough about the movie to do so unless it reaches my reddit bubble via memes (see the Avengers movies). Most of the movies I recall watching are the Disney/Pixar animated movies like a few toy Story movies, Inside Out (one of the movies that interests me more) or Rio (both of them) or the big Marvel movies like iron man 3 or Avengers Endgame (although the pirated CD my father bought only had 2 hours of footage which I found really amusing and a metaphor to where we are right now IMO) or Spider man FFH (although the last 2 movies I cited were from a pile of CDs they have.)

            Tl;Dr usually by my mother being interested in something and wanting to bring me along.

            6 votes
            1. ThatFanficGuy
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              Is it something you can pirate online if you so choose? Although from what I've heard, piracy in Brazil is not so much limited by law as it is by the lack of an infrastructure (computers,...

              Is it something you can pirate online if you so choose? Although from what I've heard, piracy in Brazil is not so much limited by law as it is by the lack of an infrastructure (computers, wide-enough Internet connection).

              5 votes
  3. [5]
    teaearlgraycold
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    I've picked up baking as a hobby. Here's my most recent creation. I used leftover croissant dough and lathered it with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and cinnamon then rolled it up before...

    I've picked up baking as a hobby.

    Here's my most recent creation. I used leftover croissant dough and lathered it with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and cinnamon then rolled it up before baking. I've realized how much butter goes into these things. In the end it seems like the pastries are more butter than not.

    7 votes
    1. zara
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      That looks really tasty! Nice job. :)

      That looks really tasty! Nice job. :)

      4 votes
    2. [3]
      kfwyre
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      That looks absolutely delicious! Did you make the croissant dough yourself? My husband bakes a lot but he's pretty much sworn off croissants because they require so much effort.

      That looks absolutely delicious!

      Did you make the croissant dough yourself? My husband bakes a lot but he's pretty much sworn off croissants because they require so much effort.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        teaearlgraycold
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        Yes, made completely from scratch (well, I didn't churn my own butter). Since I'm working from home it's pretty easy to chill and fold the dough between work. It provides a nice alternative task...

        Yes, made completely from scratch (well, I didn't churn my own butter). Since I'm working from home it's pretty easy to chill and fold the dough between work. It provides a nice alternative task to break up the day.

        2 votes
        1. kfwyre
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          Wow. That's really impressive! Great work.

          Wow. That's really impressive! Great work.

          3 votes
  4. ThatFanficGuy
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    I published the first post on my Russian-language blog about tropes in popular media. Can't link to it 'cause it would doxx me: I posted it under my real name and profile, as it's part of the...

    I published the first post on my Russian-language blog about tropes in popular media. Can't link to it 'cause it would doxx me: I posted it under my real name and profile, as it's part of the social network I'm on.

    One person saw the post and immediately hidden the blog from their news feed. That felt a little bitter at first, until I remembered it's not about that one person reacting negatively (even if all they did was filter their news inflow).

    The first post was on interfaces between characters and what I called Magical Devicesā„¢: things that behave in ways defined by the story because the story demands so. If it's magic or a sci-fi thingie that acts as if it's magic, it's a Magical Device. Long story short: these interfaces are so rarely shown, yet there's so much potential in them to make the fiction that much more real. I gave a couple of examples out of my own stories of what I thought were neat interfaces to set a bar, and left with a "now go make yourself a boat"-type ending.

    Next time I wanna write about races in a more true-to-reality sense. There was a line in Disco Elysium that sparked quite a bit of curiosity in me: one of the richer characters referred to Kim Kitsuragi, a Seolite (this world's CJK-mixed Asians), as a "member of a higher species", or something to this extent. I'm not quite sure what she meant by that, but it ignited an image in my head I can't shake off: that of multiple subspecies evolving together, rather than one eliminating another (like we did with Neanderthals), and expressing different traits on a genetic level that's rooted deeply in history. I want to explore that.

    Then there's also the issue of bird people that look like humans with bird heads that just doesn't sit well with me.

    5 votes
  5. cwagner
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    For the first time I had my OSS contribution (to be fair, it was also the first time I did more than fixing doc spelling errors or similar minor things) mentioned in a new release :) I must say I...

    For the first time I had my OSS contribution (to be fair, it was also the first time I did more than fixing doc spelling errors or similar minor things) mentioned in a new release :) I must say I was weirdly nervous in every interaction with the (super friendly and helpful) maintainer because I felt like I was taking up his time :D Still, was a cool feeling :)

    4 votes
  6. zara
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    I'm on vacation this week. At the store I've been working at (2 years now), they give you a certain number of vacation days that you can use. For employees like me, I haven't worked there long...

    I'm on vacation this week.

    At the store I've been working at (2 years now), they give you a certain number of vacation days that you can use. For employees like me, I haven't worked there long enough to get the ability to break up my vacation time, so I decided last month to use my vacation week in March. I was planning on flying out to Seattle to spend a couple of days with an old friend of mine, but as we can all see, plans have changed. -_- I had to cancel my flight, but at least the website where I bought my ticket (Expedia) gave a refund that I can use for a future flight.

    I've spent most of my time inside my house. I think I went out once on the first or second day of this week, but that was only to get a few things from a nearby convenience store and it was before the lockdown that was put in place.

    I cleaned most of my house and disinfected all the important areas (doorknobs, countertops, light switches, my cell phone, my eyeglasses, my laptop, etc). I've also taken my dog for lots of walks, but I have to carefully time them since I live in Houston, Texas and it is starting to warm up! I've gotten back into my hobby of journaling and I wanna get back into drawing and reading regularly as well.

    And I've been playing video games, of course. ;)

    3 votes
  7. krg
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    More of a "what I'll be doing now/this weekend," but... Battles (the band) is having a remix competition for their album Juice B Crypts, so ya better believe I'm gonna fuck around with those stems...

    More of a "what I'll be doing now/this weekend," but...

    Battles (the band) is having a remix competition for their album Juice B Crypts, so ya better believe I'm gonna fuck around with those stems and upload somethin!

    It's definitely a ploy to get people to sign up for this "metapop" website, but it looks like a nice enough alternative to Soundcloud, anyway. So, here's my newly-created artist profile (with nothing on it, yet).

    2 votes