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2020.01.03 22:49 andy_davis14 singlememes

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2008.01.25 15:17 /r/Libertarian: For a free society

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2020.07.10 22:14 EwingSarc-hoe-ma Unexpected score in the times of rona (experience + resource review)

Background: traditional student at mid-tier MD school, not the sharpest knife in the drawer but no spoon either. Aiming for ortho (bones are neat)
Intro: Doing this write-up more as a personal reflection more than anything; throughout M1-M2 I must have read and saved dozens of these write-up from other people and they were absolutely pointless, just like this one will be. At the end of the day we all study differently so I can't imagine how helpful it'll be but I figure it might help someone.
M1-M2: My school follows an organ-systems based curriculum so I started using Zanki pretty early on, ignored lectures entirely as our exams are NBME so I figured everything I would need to learn would be covered. Did whatever Zanki/lolnotacop cards corresponded to our current organ system + FA/Pathoma/Boards/Sketchy but once an organ system was done I didn't continue to do the cards if I felt like I had learned it well enough. Didn't end up finishing Zanki and stopped doing it about 2 weeks before dedicated started. Didn't touch UWorld until dedicated but used Kaplan and occasionally RX Qbanks. Using only step resources worked well enough for class exams but your experience may vary if your exams are in-house.
Dedicated: Our school gives us 5 weeks but that turned into 9-weeks because of 3 prometric cancellations, probably studied for 7 weeks total (with 1 day off each week) on account of just giving up for a couple days after each cancelation. Before dedicated started I made a pretty comprehensive schedule, I really do not recommend doing this because if you're anything like me, you'll freak out if you're slightly off schedule and you'll have to adjust it constantly. What I wish I would have done was just make a list of things I wanted to cover and gone off that instead. I initially though 5 weeks wasn't enough time but looking back, all I did with the extra dedicated was go back and learn the things I had forgotten from earlier in dedicated. Assuming you have an okay-ish knowledge base, you absolutely do not need more than 5 weeks of dedicated, by the end of the 9 weeks I was the most burnt out and depressed I'd ever been and diminishing returns are absolutely a thing. The only other thing I'd mention is find somewhere comfortable to study for long periods of time, because of the pandemic I ended up having to study at home which definitely affected my productivity and focus. Studying with a small group is nice if you can because you'll get lonely and it's just nice to have people to vent to. However, don't talk about or compare scores because hearing people doing a lot better than me absolutely fucked with my confidence; don't focus too much on other people's study strategies either because everyone learns differently and had different weaknesses. That's not to say you shouldn't reassess your own strategy if it clearly isn't working (ie your scores are low or not improving).
Average study day:
Resources:
Test day: Day before the test I tried to study but pretty much spent the entire day having multiple panic attacks, looking back now I would probably have just spent the day in bed watching netflix. Tried to get a good night's sleep but maybe slept 6 hours total. The actual test day was a blur, usually had about 5-10 minutes left in each block after reviewing a block so I had plenty of break time and used all of it (can't recommend this enough, take a break after every block, take a walk, eat a snack, drink some water, look at memes). The actual exam didn't feel anything like UW or the NBME or free-120, the questions were obscurely written and I think I marked 10 questions per block, felt like I guessed on maybe 1/3 of the questions in each block. Walking out of the exam my hopeful goal was 240+ but I was honestly expecting a score in the 230s.
After the test: Walked out of the testing center feeling meh for the first 30 seconds then started thinking about all the questions I was unsure about, looked up a super easy one, realized I got it wrong, started panicking, went home and spent 2 weeks alone just being depressed until I got my score.
Scores:
UW 1st run: 83%
Not really sure why I wrote this, dedicated was absolute hell and the worst time of my entire life, just figured putting it all into words would put it all behind me. Your score doesn't define you, the average is still 230 and even if you're below that, you can still match your speciality, it'll just take some extra work. Fuck this test, fuck the USMLE, fuck prometric, fuck the NBME, and fuck that kid in 6th grade that called me fat when I was just husky. Ask me anything or PM me I guess.
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2020.07.10 21:55 TheOnlyFallenCookie The Last Day, Day 200 + 1.000 Sub Celebration

The Last Day, Day 200 + 1.000 Sub Celebration

Zora Princess
It has happened. I now posted daily for the past 200 !! Days on this Subreddit! A

BIG THANK YOU <3

To All of you for Making this possible. When i Started in late December 2019 (before Covid) I had no Idea what i was doing. I just saw this Sub getting active again with a lot of Adult rated art and for som reasn, this made me upset. I Rallyed to u/DetuPengu (The Original Creator and rime Mod of this Sub) to get the Nsfw Art away from this Sub. I also Started Posting SFW Art to facilitate this Change.
And now we are here. 200 Days later. I still cannot believe it. This wouldnt have been possible without all of you.
At first my Goal was to post daily till BOTW2 Releases (Because then i planned on locking myself away till i finish the game), but i realised later that this would be a rather utopian oal, espicially through the fact that we havent heard anything new in the last year. So i moved the Goal post to the day we get a Release Date. But the last time this happened for Botw it got pushed back by a year again.
Then i wanted to stop as soon as we hit 1 thousand Subs, but this happened to soon, so now i am stopping on the 200th day of uploading Mipha Content in a row.
But dont worry! The Sub wont get deleted or anything. It is simply me stopping the daily Uploads.
I realised that a Long term Project of Daily Uploadds wouldnt be possible, as we are nearing slowly but steadily the maximum of Mipha Art on the Internet. Espicially with the increased traffic (as evident by the 3 reposts in less than a week).
I could push on Maybe 200 more days easily, but since i get most my pics fromPinterest this seems bad, as the users who upload there erally suck at providing the original source.
And we hit a Point where it became really dfficult to look through every post again, to insure no double Posts.
Furthermore I strongly believe, that crediting the original Artist is a must go! We cannot just enjoy stuff without thanking those who made it. Espicially for our very niche community.
I mean… Mipha has less than 1 hour of screen time/mentions in a single Game from the Zelda series. It is Pretty impressive how far we came despite that. Lets just say there are Subs out there About more popular anime characters with less daily traffic. But this also means, that i probalby see our future more on the meme side (there was an awesome "The Tragedy of Princess Mipha the Wise (full version in the comments)" than of only the fan art. Because...It is only a fictional character afterall. And i felt sometimes dumb and... strange seeing how some People engage with the Character of Mipha on an emotional Level. (But if anyone has a link to a purchasable Mipha Body pillow, then please share it)
Anyway. The real reason i am not going to post daily anymore is to insure that i find the Creator of all the art i share on here.
However, i you then still want Mipha Content i refer You to my Pinterest Mipha Collection where i store all the otential art i come across on Pinterest. Otherwise I use Twitter, Pixiv, Newsground and Deviantart and look for the Mipha or ミファー Tag (the Japanese form of writing Mipha). I think this will also help gameking707 ( u/gamingking707 ) .

1.000 Sub Celebration!

Enough About me, back to the Celebration!

It is time for a Sub banner, so please share your favourite Mipha Fanart with linked creators and I shall throw together a Banner i Photoshop. But if you want to do one yourself then no worries, we shall make a contest! What are your thoughts?
I first wanted to do a give away, but I aint got any Money.

Thank you all so much again! You made this time truly Special!
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2020.07.10 21:23 fayevalentine17 Please read this till the end. I need help.

Hi! I am 18(F). Please read this till the end. I know it's pretty long but please if you have the time then surely read this and give me suggestions and advice.
Sorry for any typos and grammatical errors.
So, I fell for one of my teachers at school. I had just transferred to that school and he had also joined the school for only a year. I wasn't attracted to him at first at all. I just liked him as a person and everyone in my class did as well. He is 24 and when he stepped in that class for the first time he looked like a badass anime character. Like he had this messed up hairs and that look on his face. He's tall, he does look like he jumped out of a manga or something. Plus he is cool and has a witty sense of humour. Turns out he watches anime too! Like...... Wow... A teacher...who watches anime...so cooooool!
At first, I was like ok, cool teacher. But I wasn't into him at all. Never thought I'll ever be. At that time I was tired of my ex. From 5 years, we had this toxic relationship amd I was so so drained. I wanted to get rid of him but somehow he always used to manipulate me into liking him and it was getting frustrating. Whenever I was like.... I am finally over him, he would just pop in and make my life a living hell again. He would sweet talk me and manipulate me a lot. I was so tired, it was my 5th toxic year with him and I was so done.
Anyway, 6 months went like this. On the 14th of November, I had this epiphany that I really really liked him( the teacher). All those feelings that I haven't felt from years rushed back to me. The butterflies in my stomach and the blush on my cheeks. I felt so good.
After that, things got weird.
I started dreaming about him. My newfound crush. I was like okay, this is something completely new. But after sometime it felt creepy, then the creepiness turned into fear. I had dreamt about him continuosly for a month. Holy shit!!! That was terrifying for me because I didn't wanted that. I realised it was not just a crush but something massive. I knew that crushing on a teacher is bad in so many levels cuz I'll end up getting hurt, as always.
So anyway, the dreams continued and I used to get so damn uncomfortable in the class. I decided to confess my feelings for him because I just couldn't hold it anymore. I decided, I dont care what he thinks. I have to tell him. I have uis number, I'll just text him.
The day after the farewell( its a kind of get together organised for the students who are graduating high school) I did confess by sending him a long text and he saw it immediately. He replied the day after by saying that he never thought I had such feelings for him. I was like, I dont expect anything from you but I just wanted you to know that I like you. I also told him about the dreams.
After that we didn't talk for like 2 months. He was silent, I was silent. In those two months things did get worse for me, I was depressed AF. I had accepted that he wouldn't be interested in me or accept my confession. I knew that, but still the depression grew over me and left me paralyzed. Also, my best friend of 8 yearsleft me or it will be appropriate if I say I had to leave her for my mental peace. It was a decision I had to make ultimately and I decided to make it when I was already depressed. Those two months went by, I didn't stop feeling like shit. Used to cry myself to sleep every single night.
But then he did message me. It was like a dream!!! He asked me how I was and then we started talking. After some time he did come to the confession topic. He clearly has some issues with himself as well. He said because of these issues he decided that it will be good if he stayed away from me. He didn't wanted to hurt me. We talked further and from that day we used to talk everyday. We found out a lot of similarities between us. To me it seemed like he was perfect for me. We both had the same world view, same philosophical thoughts etc. We matched pretty well. I felt good talking to him and I can tell that he did too. We used to have a meme battles at night and even had pretty nicknames for each other( not that pretty hehe).
He also used to say things that hinted he did like me and then one day something happened between us. It was a small incident.. believe me but he took it to another level. Saying that I dont trust him. I accept that I have a hard time trusting people but this was such a mundane thing. We had a little fight and it became pretty much clear that he likes me.
After that I apologized even tho I wasn't at fault and things became somewhat normal. After like a month of that fight, I had to go to my hometown. My cousins also live there so I had to meet them too. I went there on a Sunday but like from a week we weren't talking much. Earlier that week he had invited me to a crash course. He asked me if he should put me to that crash course group or not and I impulsively said Yes. Idk y maybe because we weren't talking from some day and I didn't wanted to upset him by saying no.
Basically, I was already taking online classes and had no time for that course so I went in that group and left it two days after that, the day I had to go to my hometown. He messaged me and said that you left and I said yes.
I reached my hometown and found out that one of my cousin has been diagnosed with schizophrenia since the year 2018 but they were keeping it hidden from us. We haven't visited our hometown since 2018. She was in a really bad condition, hallucinating often and having a personality disorder as well. I couldn't see her like that. I had an extra special bond with her amd seeing her like that...tore at my heart. I was really really really disturbed. I didn't talk with anyone. I just couldn't. Couldn't fake the happiness any longer. I wasn't strong enough for it. So I didn't talk to him much. But as I got home, he was the first one I messaged. He asked me what had happened and why I didn't talk so I told him abt my cousin. He said that he was there to support me and I liked that. After somedays I did apologize for not contacting him properly and he said its k. But since then he has... changed? He doesn't talk to me. I make an effort to talk to him but he ignores my texts or replies in a way that seems he is just not interested. I am so stressed right now. It's like all the people I loved and cared about are being snatched from me. I am just so so hurt right now. What should I do? Should I confront him abt his behaviour? Was he just passing his time with me? I mean I dont know..... I am so damn confused.
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2020.07.10 21:21 EclipseZer0 Maybe I'm unlucky, but Unlimited is becoming unfun for several reasons apart from meta

And before someone jumps on me, I'm not here to rant about the meta. At least, that's not the sole point I'll talk about. I admit I'll talk jusy a bit about the meta, but this is not meta discussion, the meta is just a part of what I'll be talking about.
So, having said that, I also want to address that, as said in the title, this might be pure coincidence, a mere bad luck streak.
While people have many different reasons to like or dislike Unlimited, specially since the format shifted so hard this last year, I've found myself struggling to have fun. Whiel fun is legitimately subjective, there are several other reasons apart from the meta, the speed of the format, interactivity issues and many other gameplay-related stuff that make me feel this way. I'll go over the reasons I've came across:
1-Unranked is being filled with Tier 1 decks: this has been a problem for quite a while, but with the expansion release this problem was gone...at least for some days. While one could think about Unranked being a format to have fun playing whatever janky/off-meta deck you want, a place to have fun outside of the serious experience of Ranked, the truth is this game, for several reasons, makes Unranked to be filled with the same tryhards as Ranked, sometimes even worse. The game's daily mission system, paired with these dailies being the biggest source of freebies BY FAR in terms of quantity/time (compared to climbing ladder or T2 runs), encourages not only for "casual play" to be down to Tier 1 tryharding, but also to get things done in the shortest amount of time, which means playing that Tier 1 deck in Unranked against non-tryharders is the best way of getting dailies done. Of course, this is also a problem in Rotation, but Unlimited's power level makes it so Tier 1 decks are MILES better than other decks. Tier 2 drcks already feel horrendous, and Tier 3 decks feel like memes, losing with a Tier 1 deck in Unlimited against an off-meta deck should grant you a 1-day ban at least for incompetence. I'd say about 2 out of 3 people you'll find in Unranked will be playing a meta deck, or even worse.
2-Certain classes sucking in Rotation while they thrive in Unlimited: being closely related to point 1, it could very well happen that a class sucks in Rotation but is Tier 1 in Unlimited. This means daily missions asking for wins with that exact class will be done in Unlimited, specifically in Unranked. The opposite could happen with a class sucking in Unlimited but being good in Rotation, but as I said before, Tier 1 decks in Rotation are not as oppressive as the Tier 1 decks in Unlimited. Currently, Portal finds itself being the worst Rotation class, but having the best Unlimited deck (Artifact Portal). There is, at least on personal experience, already an oversaturation of Artifact Portal in Ranked, but I dare say Unranked has even more Artifact saturation. With Unlimited being their only hope, people wanting to win with Portal go to Unranked, getting LITERALLY free wins (jump to point 4) while ruining someone else's fun. And conceding as soon as you see a Portal player doesn't work, it feels like they don't stop coming.
3-Ropers and AFKs: this is probably the point I'm most unsure about. But recently I've found more and more people not playing at all, or purpusedly roping (I know they are roping when, after 3 turns of me not quitting just to fuck them over, they start playing and say nothing). I really don't know what these people want to do, maybe hope the opponent will concede just to not wait so they win without effort, probably some of them are legit afk for whatever reason.
4-Meta (of course I would bring this up): many people argued, with some reason, that WU Unlimited meta was varied and, in some way, balanced. Despite all the rant about Minthe Shadow at the end of the expansion (which mind you, it is bs but not calling out the other bs meta decks is being kinda an hypocrite), 6 out of 8 classes had a fair shot of doing stuff in the meta, and even if nearly all the meta decks were "balanced" around Aggro and Combo, there were a good number of meta decks. Now, with FH and NO BALANCE CHANGES (not even buffs, ffs), it turns out a single card can make a deck so much more consistent to make it dominate far more than other bs decks. Artifact Portal has found in Artifact Scan basically THE best Artifact tutogenerator at 0pp. Combined with all the broken stuff the deck could already do, it stands nearly unchallenged as it surpasses nearly all other decks in early, mid and late game. You play Aggro Blood? They remoce your board and make them gigantic by turn 4 (Jor won't get out in time). You play Minthe Shadow? You get aggro'ed more than any other deck could aggro you. You play PtP Dirt? Portal can trch against you with no cost, and kill you maybe with Radiants and their own PtP. It even surpasses other decks in tech capabilities, with Mugnier and Nilponent being super strong answers to many threats, and cost nothing to slot into the deck. If there was any "balance" back in WU, FH has shattered it.
The 4 points add up to an unfun, repetitive experience where even wanting to have fun is not allowed nearly all the times. Maybe I'm just playing against all the tryhards, ropers and meta-abusing players in the world, but for me this is what I feel. Maybe someone else is finding themselves in the same situation, struggling to have fun with the fantastic world of (non-meta) Unlimited.
I doubt Cy does anything about this, but it really gets me sad seeing a format with so much potential becoming this monstrous clown fiesta.
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2020.07.10 20:27 Excaliburrover Agents of Edgewatch (AoEW) untold potential

Maybe many of you have already realized it for a long time, but I just got it today while reading the Player Guide.
Agents of Edgewatch brings a whole lot of potential to the table: it can be a modern version of Curse of the Crimson Throne. Long over-arching campaign staged in an urban environment where the characters are guards. Does it ring a bell?
Now, let’s analize the pros of this archetype of adventures:
Fixed stage: having a single big city as the main stage makes so every bond you make with the environment is significant and long lasting. (for GCP fans: think of how funny Tom Exposition is and how sad it is to meet him only when the episode is staged in Trunau) Since the reward for bonding and interacting is enhanced by frequency, your player will be more involved with what you show them.
Vigilante trope: in almost every party there is someone that wants to be the Batman but, in order to be Batman, you need a Gothatm to protect. You can’t be as good of a Batman while portal jumping.
Guards and Skyrim memes: I was an adventurer like you till I got an arrow in the knee. Ya know…
Streamlined quests progression: being part of the Watch (oh, there is more potential for a recurrent pun) means that someone constantly tells you what to do. Now, this isn’t for everyone but I think that the “Quest giver (!) à Quest Reward (?)” Structure is something very familiar to many of us and it also helps visualize what you are looking fowhat you are doing. I swear to you this wasn’t always clear to my players in Age of Ashes. You delve into a dungeon, focus on killing everything and “why did we come here in the first place anyway?”. It also helps chaining up events since once you’ve completed a chapter, the next one is simply opened by the next assignment.
But this promise to be even more awesome (and CotCR is hands down one of the best APs they wrote; idk about playing it but reading it was a blast). For starters you are in the biggest city in the known Golarion. If you become someone in Absalom, you’re someone in the whole world. Since you are in Absalom, events in this campaign will most likely be of the same scale of some of the last 1e APs. We’re talking of the scale of rising of nations, return of ancient lore characters and the like. One thing that we (me and my party) are sad about the old APs we played (Rise of the Runelord, Second Darkness and Skull&Shackles) is thay didn’t have major built-in changes to the setting. Many old APs just focus on stopping a threat that the rest of the world will never know about; lazy pirate captains, a ruler that wants to sacrifice the city for eternal youth, the destruction of the capital of the elven realm, the awakening of some giants overlord. And when you stop the apocalypse usually you’re on another plane or so deep under the water that no one will ever fucking know. Even Age of Ashes is, for the most part (I know that you DO change some deal of stuff along the way), like this. But what you do in Absalom…
There will be a fucking Pathfinder writing about it.
I feel like playing an Adventure Path that modifies the canon portrait of Golarion is what makes Pathfinder worth it. So yeah, I have high hope.
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2020.07.10 19:20 thegreatself Somebody here the other day correctly called Q a 'mass psychotic episode' - can we learn anything from it to help engineer our own 'mass psychotic episode' that actually works towards our betterment?

MASSIVE WALL OF TEXT ONLY TANGENTIALLY RELATED TO Q BELOW - FEEL FREE TO IGNORE IT AND JUST RESPOND TO MY TITLE!
Where are you reading this from? Probably very far from here and yet I'm there and somehow in your mind right now. The inescapable and global grasp of the Internet and our eternal engagement with it through the smartphone has been a pivotal (r)evolutionary shift in our history, one even more significant than our discovery of fire, agriculture, steel, or the combustion engine. We are yet to scratch the surface of its potential and power, and the deeper implications of its existence and what that says about us - the Internet is the genesis of a global awakening and awareness of hidden communal connection.
Modern constantly connected culture has allowed us to act as a sort of rudimentary hive-mind. Our access to, and saturation of information, media, and communication is both constant and instant - it is now possible to share our thoughts with almost everybody there is - our friends and family, their friends and family, people we don't know and never will, people in another country, and people who may not even share the same language as us - a single sentence spat out into the ether can potentially reach billions of people on the planet in a matter of minutes.
You, me, and everybody else has a form of direct access to nearly every other human consciousness on this planet - what could we possibly use that for?
Memes, of course.
To crowdsource the question of 'what is good?', because that is what lies at the centre of all belief.
The fact that we have seemingly become ever more divisive and politically polarized is therefore not to be tutted at, wished away or met with calls for civility, but rather acknowledged as the only way in which an outcome - Truth - can be arrived at, copy itself, spread, and propagate to the point where its opposite seems wholly and utterly absurd.
Advocates for either a progressive or conservative approach to policy can not compromise not because the facts are in disagreement (although that is true), but because what comes before the facts is not agreed upon; that is, the way the world is structured and ordered, or The Way The World Is, which itself always acts as the background for an ideology rather than the reverse. The idiom 'seeing is believing' is true backwards as well, perhaps even more convincingly - believing is seeing and this is evident now more than ever.
I’m going to make some statements that are broad and general, but ones I feel are fairly common and often subconscious. These are not meant to be statements of “fact", only associations to get us to think about how we reach the conclusion of "fact".
The relationship between progressivism and conservatism is like the relationship between masculine and feminine which is like the relationship between individual and community.
Consider this disharmony between two opposing (or complementary) principles as essentially the basis of all philosophical (and thus political) thought. Also consider opposing principles as really a single thing as opposites always exist only in relation to each other. This admittedly sounds a lot like some meaningless new-age woo, but I think most of us can and do recognize the basic and fundamental necessity of this tension between opposites.
We see what our minds project and what our contexts allow - we frame the world in the language we have at our disposal and what words mean is not something static and in the word itself, but something dynamic, unique to us specifically in the way we relate to that word.
Language has an implicit kind of magical quality - by that I mean much like an imagined casting of a spell, it is widely assumed that speaking the right words in the right combination (and order) can influence and compel people to act, and this action is the source of social change. This is why great orators have possessed great influence over the course of history - someone must be able to give power to an idea that can move masses to act as a single unified force of nature.
Language is itself inherently biased, limited, and divisive - Black Lives Matter means absolutely nothing until it is interpreted and language is always loaded with prejudice, even and perhaps especially when great care is taken to make sure it is not. There is always a fundamental aspect of loss from translating a feeling to a thought to any thing else, even when the path is as seemingly direct as from thought to speech.
Have you ever known exactly what to say but been unable to get the words out properly in the moment?
Have you ever written and rewritten something multiple times because the exact feeling you’re trying to capture just isn’t there?
As much as language is the primary way we communicate, ironically it just as often obfuscates and confuses because the kind of language we have available to us directly determines how we understand and conceptualize the world (and ourselves). It is not a matter of merely being Peterson-ianly "precise" in our speech, because precision is meaningless if the principles that precede it are incompatible.
How many proponents of any ideology have actually read and engaged with its foundational or supporting texts?
Probably very few.
How many have absorbed bits and pieces through their specific context - language, culture, family, friends, media, and digital memes?
Probably almost everybody.
You simply can't exist in 2020 and not intuitively just know what a meme is. Even those that exist totally cut-off from the online sphere would get the picture with some examples. Most typically we think of images like this, or this, but these are just some examples of the modern, digital meme and don't begin to even scratch the surface of just exactly what a meme is and why the answer to that might be really fucking important.
For example, a picture doesn't need any text to be a meme. Similarly, a picture can be only text and still be a meme. A phrase can be a meme, or even a single word. A sound. Symbols. The structure of the building you're in and the design of the device you're reading this from are memetic artifacts. Musical subgenres, fashion and style trends, social patterns and institutions including family, marriage, property, law, crime and punishment - even complex ideologies - religious, political, and philosophical (all actually inseparable and arguably the same thing) - are essentially very nuanced and enduring memetic conversations that span hundreds and thousands of years.
Human behaviour is memetic - a product of pattern, repetition, and context rather than a series of conscious “choices" we make at every moment - this is not to suggest we are totally bound and determined by fate, only that we are bound and determined to act in accordance with our own character - we are not something responsible for our decisions, we are our decisions, and for that we bear responsibility.
Can you imagine Donald Trump acting like anything else besides a caricature of pure petulance?
That’s his role to play - his constitution. If it weren't he would be someone else, and here lies the crucial error that pervades all levels of society.
I think the belief that he, or you, or I "make decisions" is quite backwards - it’s partly a product of the language we use to speak about ourselves and the world - a confusion of the symbol with The Actual Thing - and partly just our basic instincts. It's plainly obvious that I am aware and can consider many possibilities and outcomes and think rather abstractly about present, past, and future, so it only seems to follow that I must exert some basic influence over the course of my life, but I think if we really examine that thought there’s no good reason to assume that’s true and necessarily follows. We might feel that it does, but perhaps that is a sign to be skeptical of our most basic assumptions.
I find little distinction between Me and My Choices - I am those choices, not a separate entity in the pilot's seat of my skull that "chooses" - that stands separate, considers, and then finally pulls the lever that corresponds with the choice I’ve made.
Those last three words are superfluous - to me they all reference a single thing - a localized happening from my specific perspective.
This idea is naturally unpalatable as it seems to absolve one of all responsibility, for both wrongdoing and ownership of good acts and artistic creations, but I think this is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to protect our sense of I as something distinct and in control, as to accept the opposite comes with a great and terrifying sense of powerlessness. This terror is multiplied further when coupled with the additional quality of randomness, and the ordinary and pervasive accepted fact of our free will is an attempt to reconcile this powerlessness with our instinctive desire to be in control. Even when faced constantly with the reality of circumstance where one life is destroyed based not on any decision or choice it was able to make, but the simple act of existing at the wrong point in time and space and colliding with the wrong other does nothing to dissuade us of this familiar and comfortable illusion.
Responsibility is not something we take, it is what we are by sheer virtue of being.
Memes and the repetition of pattern connects us to something far greater than any single one of us - our collective human ideas about value, function, purpose, and their relation with each other - memes are a portal to the sum total of all human knowledge, experience, and feeling - memes are threads sewn into the fabric of the tapestry of reality, connecting us to the past, present, future, each other, and something totally separate - something unspeakable that yet demands to be spoken of - something that can be glimpsed only for a moment and reflected only as a fragment.
You may have felt it when engaged in something everyday and ordinary, yet struck as if for the very first time by the majesty and totality of all there is - all experience happening right now, billions of distinct and separate simultaneous happenings - connections - disconnected only by virtue of the limitations of our own collective conceptions of what is real, what is true, and what is possible.
What is possible?
It is possible then to understand Humanity not as an abstracted collection of billions of separate individuals, but as a single, unique happening of organism/environment that can act with that awareness of unity and underlying connection.
We currently insist on persisting in an ordering of society that enriches only a small handful that have fallen to the top through nothing other than circumstance and who insist this must be the natural ordering of the world simply because it is the current ordering of it.
Can we really trust those who wield inordinate amounts of power to fairly consider how it might be meted out differently? Is the fate of society directly tied to the fate of the billionaire class, or to the current institutions of governance and policing?
We are meant to believe and accept that this is just The Way the World Is?
As far as I see it, society bears little proof of functioning properly anywhere as long as we define ‘properly’ as for the common good of all people. If we instead understand "properly" as to the obscene and perverted benefit of a small few at the expense of everybody else, then it is functioning tremendously properly, and will only continue to do so until We put a stop to it.
From where is authority and power actually derived?
The primary source is our shared belief that these institutional structures are legitimate and just - and they are so long as we believe it.
The secondary source is the ability and willingness of these structures to respond violently if we do not accept the first.
Violence is of course the most powerful and persuasive avenue of acquiring and maintaining power, both literal violent action and indirect violence inflicted and facilitated by a system of organization that regards the principle of one's right to hoard obscene amounts of wealth as higher and more just than an attempt to provide the basic material necessities of life for all people.
That is the basic moral principle that serves as the keystone of the structure of our society as it is currently ordered.
To preserve life violence may sometimes be necessary, but violence can be avoided memetically - you cannot put a bullet in a concept and it’s just as futile (and a bit if a moral grey area) to do the same to those who espouse, exemplify, or believe it. Violence can be lessened with the correct memetic foundations to underpin our collective conceptions of 'self', 'other', and 'world' and the reciprocal nature of those three things - violence is given power by distinction and separation, but that power can be neutered partly by understanding that not only are we ourself, we are also every other self, too.
So, if memes are the true catalyst of human action and social change, can we then "meme ourselves" into a better reality? Can we, together, engineer, build, or construct a meme to spread and transform our shared, collective (un)conscious and the ideas that follow about not only what is true, but what is possible?
I think a good place to start is to understand the illusory and mutable nature of money and wealth, their direct relationship with power, authority, and control and the distribution of these things. Money is a real thing that performs a necessary function, but our shared understanding of it holds real power over its form, and in this way we can collectively shape and alter that power it commands over our lives through a collective psychic exercise.
We can't function without money, but we absolutely can function with a new way of distributing it in hopes of lessening (not eliminating) the amount of suffering directly related to poverty and the misery that flows from that.
Ask Google, "how many billionaires exist?" - Answer: 2095.
Do any of them really have billions of an actual, tangible currency or is their currency really in the form of power and influence as represented by money?
Is the standard work-week from Monday to Friday or Monday to Thursday?
Whatever the answer, is that because this is simply The Way the World Is, or might The Way the World Is be directly shaped by our collective ideas about it?
Wars are no longer waged on an actual battlefield - our modern war is a psychic and spiritual one set in the space of the collective human (un)conscious, and the targets of annihilation are not only people but possibilities - the target is Truth, and the creation of Truth As it Serves the Manufacturer - we are in an era of memetic warfare and unless we can understand that and figure out how to twist it against itself our collective human spirit will be swallowed whole, outlived by the last plastic piece of shit we can sell.
2095 problems and one crucial error stands between us and a better society, and building that society is as simple as building, believing, and spreading the right memes.
If you can believe that's true, it is.
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2020.07.10 18:15 JG_Hays I always thought that if you have a smaller circle of friends, you'd be closer to them compared to having a lot of friends, but now I'm starting to believe that less.

I don't really have a ton of close friends, I'd say there's no more than 10 people I consider myself close friends with. It never really bothered me not having an abundance of friends since it makes us closer than people with larger friend groups. However, I'm starting to question if that's really true or not, and if my close friends think the same way about me.
I think once the lockdown started is when I really started to notice this. We would always talk and hangout and stuff at school so there wasn't much reason to be having tons of conversations outside of school since we saw eachother everyday. But over these several last months, it feels like they just don't even want to talk to me in general. It's gotten to the point where nobody will even talk to me now about anything, so I've always had to start every single conversation we've ever had but even then they've just been dry and brief.
The exception to this is my best friend since I've known him for about 10 years at this point, and he's really the only one who makes an effort to actually talk to me. But with everyone else, it's been next to nothing. The very most I'll get is a meme sent to me or something, but nothing to actually talk about. The only thing I'm really included in is a little dnd discord server where we have weekly sessions, but honestly there's not much discussion outside of the sessions anyway so it doesn't really feel like I'm doing much to begin with.
What makes me upset is that in said server they have no subtlety about referencing a group chat some of them are in that I'm not even included in (I should also mention that my best friend I mentioned isnt in the same exact circle as these other friends so it's not really something I can approach him about.) So obviously everyone else is still talking to one another and having fun, but none of them are talking to me.
Now I'm starting to get these thoughts that they don't think about me the same way I do about them, and that I'm just annoying to them or something. And it's not like any of them have any more trouble socializing than I do, so there's not really a reason I can think of as to why they don't ever approach me with anything, weather it's just to vent, some advice, or just to have a dumb conversation; I just want to feel like I exist to them.
Honestly, I'm starting to consider just not talking to any of them and do the bare minimum for dnd for a while to see if they'll even notice, I really don't want to but how else am I supposed to know that they care if they won't even talk to me?
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2020.07.10 17:50 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ClashRoyale top posts from 2016-04-18 to 2020-07-10 04:04 PDT

Period: 1543.50 days
Submissions Comments
Total 992 157337
Rate (per day) 0.64 101.90
Unique Redditors 808 39703
Combined Score 3714067 1956759

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 53402 points, 13 submissions: Goblin-Guru
    1. New Emotes In Update Confirmed! by Goblin Guru [Humor] (6619 points, 210 comments)
    2. 2v2 Matchmaking FIXED! by Goblin Guru [Humor] (6347 points, 325 comments)
    3. [EFFORT] Largest Collection of Player Data Ever! (Infographic) (5988 points, 254 comments)
    4. [Card Idea] The Redditor by Goblin Guru [Humor] (4685 points, 181 comments)
    5. NEW Badges II by Goblin Guru [Humor] (4546 points, 139 comments)
    6. A CAKE DAY THANK YOU! by Goblin Guru (3733 points, 100 comments)
    7. COMING SOON - MORE Chest Slots by Goblin Guru [Humor] (3341 points, 132 comments)
    8. Honest Card Descriptions by Goblin Guru [Humor] (3337 points, 181 comments)
    9. War Boats Just Add Insult to Injury - by Goblin Guru [Humor] (3260 points, 158 comments)
    10. Only 90s Kids Will Remember (Look Closely) by Goblin Guru [Humor] (3211 points, 305 comments)
  2. 45236 points, 13 submissions: Milo-the-great
    1. Fully counter a pocket Giant Graveyard for 3 elixer with this exact cannon placement! (5125 points, 189 comments)
    2. 500 IQ tip, great for 2.6! Works with any building. (4819 points, 214 comments)
    3. Goteeeeem (4241 points, 183 comments)
    4. Hunter Activates King with 2.6/2.9 troops!!! For this to work, something must tank for the Hunter for a little bit. (3685 points, 92 comments)
    5. The Hog Rider can be influenced by air troops? I guess so. Vid on YT with all air troop placements, if you want to pull this off with the cards in your deck. (3678 points, 128 comments)
    6. The trail of the miner can affect the amount of damage wildly! A lone skarmy will do 2,010 but when interrupted by the miners trail it can do between 1,206 and 2,345. (3286 points, 132 comments)
    7. Placing a Building 2 tiles into the other lane will let the Princess tower redirect to another unit. This is insanely helpful against Giant Graveyard, Goblin Giant Sparky, and even some Golem decks (Not shown) (3284 points, 84 comments)
    8. Miners placed 1 tile further to the side will not be hit by an activated King, only 50% of the time depending on your True Red True Blue. This needs to be fixed because it gives one player a CLEAR advantage. (3246 points, 103 comments)
    9. Save your Musketeer from the Poison, by pushing it with the Hog. Hog Rider goes in front as well, which creates a decent counter push. (3238 points, 85 comments)
    10. The 2 best 2.6 vs LavaLoon tips to beat hard counters. These tips are crucial if you want to learn how to overcome tough matchups. (2868 points, 132 comments)
  3. 32814 points, 8 submissions: Schneiderpox
    1. Quarantined Clashers at Home (5532 points, 239 comments)
    2. Inside the Miner’s Home - Added a few details inside enjoy! (5436 points, 239 comments)
    3. The new Goblin Hut in May. 🤣🤣🤣 (5366 points, 185 comments)
    4. How I draw Sparky - Process Video. - Sketch to finished piece. (4385 points, 220 comments)
    5. The Royal Ghost - process video III (still no real decks for him though) (3545 points, 160 comments)
    6. Meanwhile inside the Dark Barracks.. (3245 points, 152 comments)
    7. [CARD CONCEPT] ICE DRAGON! (2701 points, 161 comments)
    8. How I draw the Dark Prince - Art Process Video 2 - (Done in Procreate App - 7hrs 41 minutes) (2604 points, 135 comments)
  4. 24285 points, 3 submissions: ThunderStruck711
    1. My suggestion to improve the quality of teammates in 2v2 quick match (11756 points, 360 comments)
    2. Real men use Bomb Tower as a win condition (7080 points, 88 comments)
    3. Positive Elixir Trade: ☑️ King Activation: ☑️ Consistent: ☑️ Frequent Opportunities: ☑️ Badass: ☑️ Use any unit + Snowball to activate your King vs Magic Archer (5449 points, 149 comments)
  5. 24086 points, 6 submissions: Justin531857
    1. We have 99 cards. The 100th card should be the King 👑 (6163 points, 347 comments)
    2. [CONCEPT] Gravity Spell (4770 points, 432 comments)
    3. Imagine a Bowler emote where he’s spinning the rock! (3860 points, 76 comments)
    4. Looks like our next card might be an epic (3712 points, 137 comments)
    5. Everyone talks about Miner but Goblin Barrel also shows where it goes when it’s mirrored. You can’t tricky barrel like this (3040 points, 103 comments)
    6. Seth explains why the balance changes come a day after the season. Pretty interesting reason, it makes sense why. (2541 points, 80 comments)
  6. 22095 points, 5 submissions: MrdMehrdad14
    1. Introducing royale rumble! A new uniqe challenge that i really want to be in the game! Sorry for my bad english! I try my best! (8015 points, 580 comments)
    2. New challenge idea : Double deck challenge. Its like a normal match but you have to control two decks at the same time. (3909 points, 246 comments)
    3. Introducing, magic tokens! I hope you enjoy it! (3557 points, 258 comments)
    4. New challenge(card pick challenge) (3554 points, 122 comments)
    5. New challenge idea : { Troops vs buildings } i hope you enjoy it. (Sorry for my bad English in the description.) If you have a suggestion or a question , Please feel free to comment it down bellow. Thanks. (3060 points, 246 comments)
  7. 19799 points, 5 submissions: Blackangel466
    1. [New concept card idea] QUARRY (Special thanks to JCorby for helping with the description) (4667 points, 416 comments)
    2. Throwback to when u/Alan_royale predicted this season (4303 points, 123 comments)
    3. Good job (3625 points, 705 comments)
    4. Renaming cards pt 2 (u/WD-night 's idea) (3616 points, 223 comments)
    5. Flying goblin (Petition to make this a new card) (3588 points, 369 comments)
  8. 19790 points, 5 submissions: ErnieCIII
    1. Animal Crossing Saved my Clash Royale Match (7431 points, 77 comments)
    2. [Humor] Prince's Lance vs Mega Knight Rear-End (4459 points, 77 comments)
    3. This is What Happens When the Pekka Gets Her Range Buff: (2844 points, 106 comments)
    4. What Happens when Elixir Golem+3M Goes Meta: (Meme Made by Me) (2581 points, 52 comments)
    5. Fisherman When He Found Out What His Nerfs Were: (2475 points, 37 comments)
  9. 18938 points, 4 submissions: MissStealYoTrophies
    1. What your favorite two card combo says about you: part 1 (6323 points, 460 comments)
    2. I feel like it has to be said (5268 points, 162 comments)
    3. What your favorite two-card combo says about you: Part 2! (4900 points, 511 comments)
    4. Why not come on down? (2447 points, 47 comments)
  10. 18200 points, 3 submissions: TwitchBoss_CR
    1. Clash Royale’s balance change team be like (8988 points, 353 comments)
    2. 😂 (5845 points, 190 comments)
    3. Flashback to the best clash royale clip of 2017 (3367 points, 77 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. ClashRoyale (15599 points, 162 comments)
  2. JCorby17 (10278 points, 409 comments)
  3. Supercell_Drew (9009 points, 41 comments)
  4. Goblin-Guru (8273 points, 774 comments)
  5. MissStealYoTrophies (7533 points, 69 comments)
  6. QU1CKERY (5302 points, 71 comments)
  7. ICameHereForClash (4677 points, 453 comments)
  8. UltraHyperDuck_ (3942 points, 60 comments)
  9. sapsucker123 (3482 points, 14 comments)
  10. Epicular (3163 points, 87 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. My suggestion to improve the quality of teammates in 2v2 quick match by ThunderStruck711 (11756 points, 360 comments)
  2. Petition to have king tower appear in greyscale when team mate leaves match. by badboydarth (11301 points, 227 comments)
  3. New 2v2 text emote suggestion by earthbending_lemur (11253 points, 175 comments)
  4. found on twitter by 4869_aptx (10778 points, 246 comments)
  5. [Single Player Idea] Defend the Push! Unlike other SC games, Clash Royale lacks an immersive Single Player Mode. My Idea involves Puzzles for defending a threatening push using certain Troops under a set amount of Elixir. The Puzzles would progressively become more complex and offer larger rewards. by mesmerizinq (9763 points, 527 comments)
  6. How it feels to finally complete your deck by DragonDx1 (9288 points, 277 comments)
  7. An emote that most of us could use by currynord (9195 points, 390 comments)
  8. Clash Royale’s balance change team be like by TwitchBoss_CR (8988 points, 353 comments)
  9. Hope this wasn't posted before by deleted (8803 points, 73 comments)
  10. I showed my dad this game and after 3 years he is proud to say that he made it to master 1! by Brown_Poison (8103 points, 266 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1775 points: chessrobot1's comment in This is the rarest thing you will ever see in clash royale's history
  2. 1642 points: Supercell-Seth's comment in Arrows can use a rework so they can be different. My idea is buff the damage to 300 and make the arrows a 3 wave spell, each wave hit with 100 (0.75 seconds between waves). This way they can counter wall breakers and help with cards that spawn something after death or have shield.
  3. 1626 points: QU1CKERY's comment in My suggestion to improve the quality of teammates in 2v2 quick match
  4. 1617 points: Supercell_Drew's comment in I thought skeleton dragons were going to be the boosted card?
  5. 1484 points: doubles_agent's comment in What kind of scam is this? Either a legendary card should be 10k coins or you should get 40k coina for 500 gems
  6. 1356 points: deleted's comment in Goteeeeem
  7. 1286 points: pamamacho's comment in Dear Supercell, we need more gold.... like a lot more
  8. 1285 points: cy1006's comment in We have 99 cards. The 100th card should be the King 👑
  9. 1271 points: johan_strijder's comment in Name and clan name checks out. Also, he is the only person in that clan. I respect you, Bob the Builder.
  10. 1265 points: True_Master_Baiter's comment in I call this machine the “SUPERCELLNATOR”! I’ll be giving free wins all day since I got the gold pass! Enjoy!
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2020.07.10 16:36 Willster328 Willster328 Unit Content Review: Steadfast Soldier Machina

You thought I was going to forget the King Mog Free Unit DIDN'T YOU. Well, I almost did, so here's a cookie.

Overall Perspective

Machina should be listed as a Breaker first and foremost, with some support utility. His DPS ability is IMO a nice extra tool for a free unit on a strategic turn when you need it, but otherwise he doesn't really do much in that regard, and I'll get to that in a bit why.
I figure this would be a great time to do a mini-breaker analysis too. So for the format of this review I'll do an analysis of his Breaking, then a section for his Support functions, and finally I'll do a bit on S/TMR, his DPS, and any other miscellaneous bits.

Machina as a Breaker

Breakers are essential characters in FFBE,( Here's a Meme for u/Akidryt and others who had seen me in the Daily Help some time ago ), so for newer gamers this is a great time to pick someone up who I think is competitive in the short term as a breaker for what you might need (but you're going to want to replace, you'll see why). Below is a pretty messy chart, but what I've tried to do is take a glance at some of the top Breakers in the game and sort this list by the potency of the breaks. I took the Top 3 Potent Breaks these 5 Characters have in their Kit, and sorted it by that potency.
There's some flaws in this because I'm omitting some really useful units (Kryla, AI Katy, Sylvie) but this chart is genuinely just for context of discussion around Machina. It's not an analysis of who the best breakers are, but a comprehensive chart so that when I throw out some of Machina's abilities we have a general idea of where they fall.
Character Target Potency Turns Attributes Source Notes T/W-Cast
Adventurer Locke Single 84% 3 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR LB Needs to be used after HP drops below 21% No
Rikku X-2 AOE 80% 4 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR LB No
Rikku X-2 AOE 80% 4 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR Cooldown T1, 8 Turn Cooldown Yes
DD Vanille AOE 80% 4 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR LB No
DD Vanille AOE 80% 4 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR Cooldown T1, 8 Turn Cooldown Yes
Adventurer Locke Single 79%* 3 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR Limit Break *If he's been above 21%, this also turns to 74% the next 2 Turns No
Rikku X-2 AOE 75% 4 ATK/MAG On-Demand Yes
Rikku X-2 AOE 75% 4 DEF/SPR On-Demand Yes
DD Vanille AOE 75% 4 ATK/MAG On-Demand Yes
DD Vanille AOE 75% 4 DEF/SPR On-Demand Yes
Elephim AOE 75% 4 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR LB No
Elephim AOE 75% 3 ATK/MAG On-Demand Auto-Casts 3 Turns in a Row No
Elephim AOE 75% 3 DEF/SPR On-Demand Auto-Casts 3 Turns in a Row No
Summer Fid AOE 75% 3 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR LB No
Summer Fid AOE 74% 2 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR Cooldown T1, 10 Turn Cooldown Yes
Summer Fid Single 74% 5 ATK or DEF or MAG or SPR Ability Needs to be used after Cooldown, so Limited Use Yes
Adventurer Locke AOE 74% 3 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR Cooldown T1, 7 Turn Cooldown Yes
Adventurer Locke Single 70% 4 ATK or DEF or MAG or SPR Ability Yes
Phew. Your eyes glaze over yet? So in general, the strongest breaks you can have are the Limit Breaks and Cooldowns.
So! Let's look at Machina's Limit Break:
True Rush Blade - Decrease ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR 80% for 1 Turn AOE.
So right off the bat, 80% is nothing to sneeze at, but that 1 turn duration is just putrid. Even though he's competitive in the potency, look at the chart above us, all breaks 75% and above last for 4 turns. One thing to keep in mind, that I even just learned myself, is that 1 Turn is one ENEMY turn. So basically, if Machina Breaks your team attacks with the breaks applied, but then the next turn you attack the breaks basically because the enemy hasn't had a second turn yet.
So I know you're thinking, "Okay maybe he's got some beefy Cooldowns to break with".... Looks at Wiki Page.... Nope. Machina does not have a Cooldown that does any Breaking.
Which brings us to On-Demand breaks, for which there's a couple (All of which are W or T-Castable, which is something):
Ability Target Potency Turns Attributes Notes
Siphon Sword+ Single 75%* 4 DEF/SPR Turns to 70% turns 3 and 4
Stunning Slash+ Single 75%* 4 ATK/MAG Turns to 70% turns 3 and 4
Enfeeblement Drive Single 70% 3 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR It basically auto-casts 3 turns in a row
That's it. So he does Single Target breaks on Demand, only AOE breaks for 1 Turn on his Limit Break. In the broad scheme of things, these Single Target breaks are viable for some content, but are not what you'd consider as "good" in the Breaking Community.
EDIT: One thing to point out is that Enfeeblement Drive also Dispels, which is actually really valuable as he can Imperil/Break/Dispel etc all in a single turn, which is relatively unique. Some pointed this out and I wanted to make sure others knew about it.

Machina as a Support

An important perspective that I haven't emphasized yet is that most of the Breakers in my chart above also have a massive amount of other role compression and utility. Whether it's Mirage Stacks, AOE Imbues, Elemental Resistance Increases, almost all of these "top tier" breakers also have other top tier abilities. So it's important that we also take this into context looking at Machina as well.
From a support perspective, Machina can AOE Mitigate Physical Damage and Magical Damage for 30%. As some of the commenters have thankfully pointed out, you can stack General Mitigation with a Physical or Magical type. So while 30% is a really common percentage to be used, the fact that Machina can stack his Typed Mitigation on top of an another external General Mitigator is valuable. How valuable is up to debate since the rest of his kit isn't as robust as other units, but this is definitely a point for Machina.
He also has the ability to Buff your teammates DEF and SPR by 150% and Cure the breaks to those stats. But this is relatively weak in the scheme of buffs.
So as a support, that's basically it.

Machina as a DPS and Other

So two things to note here, he is a T-Cast Bolting Strike character who can imbue Fire/Lightning on himself. He also has an ability that is a Fire/Ice/Lightning Imperil for 3 turns, 120% on the 1st turn, and 100% on the 2nd and 3rd Turns.
In order to do any real DPS, he also needs to set up by using his Cooldown "lCie's Duty" which is an ATK Buff for 300%, increases damage modifiers on his attacks by 20x (those attacks are all around 10x modifiers innately anyways), but that modifier increase is only for one turn. So you use this 5 Turn Cooldown and can "burst" DPS for one turn, but need to wait 4 more turns to get it going again.
That being said......

Machina in Dark Visions

Dark Visions might not hate Machina in some niche situations, provided you're an MMXon user (which the majority of us potentially are, particularly because I think he's available to straight up purchase in the Store now [or soon]). Because here's the thing about Machina:
300% ATK Buff, Self-Lightning Imbue, 120% Lightning Imperil, 75% ST DEF/SPR Break, Bolting Strike family. If you're looking at what he can do to potentially set up a team against a Lightning Physical enemy (for which that's not uncommon), he actually might have a legitimate fit in your team.

TMR: Laevateinn (FF Type-0)

Laevaetieitinnnnn - Sword - ATK +151, MP +30%, Enable Dual Wielding of One-Handed Weapons.
This weapon isn't horrible, it's just a little more niche. I'm personally a big fan of weapons that enable Dual Wield, because even if characters have TDH passives I've found lots of situations where Dual Wielding was the way to go (either because the weapon had an element type, or a resistance built in, or a killer, etc) in order to effectively clear something. ATK of +151 is relatively unimpressive in the grand scheme of things. For a TMR it's nice... actually really nice, because the others are all STMRs. But that's why I say "grand scheme" because although the strongest swords are STMRs, there's like 10-15 above this in terms of ATK. The 30% MP is a nice touch though. I can't think of many characters that are MP sponges, but I do know they exist.
A really cool use of this TMR for Dragoon finishers as pointed out by u/Siana-chan below:
Maybe you're not a Dragoon user, but that weapon is GOLDEN for those (Cid, Fang, not Freya as she cannot equip, MMX's stmr is still bis for her).
For those who like to dragoon finish cap in DV, they are well acquainted with MMX & Machina's STMR, who are BiS for such builds ; DW is very important to land their finisher skill twice. So now it opens up more damage potential for those STMR heavy builds towards newer players. Also sometimes you want that MMX's STMR on your provoker so... I'll definitely use SS Machina's!

STMR: Pluviale

Getting into the STMR, first off, we always recommend getting these via the STMR Moogles that the King Mog shop offers, simply because there's no chance to ever pull dupes of these units. So it's either get the STMR now, or never (Because you'd never use an STMR Moogle on a free unit economically).
STMR: Clothes - ATK +33, DEF +38, SPR +44, Increase ATK +50% when equipped with a Sword
Really great STMR for bulk, it's competitive with what's among the top, for for "free" it's actually great.. Just for perspective, here are some of the Top "Clothes":
Clothing How Acquired ATK DEF MAG SPR Notes
Glacial Battle Garb STMR - Mystical Ice Lasswell 56 32 50% Ice Resist, 50% Beast Killer
Gran Reverie STMR - Madam Edel 55 10 100% Stop Resist, ATK +30% with Fist
Infernal Battle Garb STMR - IF Rain 54 38 50% Fire Resist, 50% Beast Killer
Luneth's Clothes STMR - Luneth 45 1 1 30% Fire/Ice/Wind/Earth Resist
Storm Bunny Jacket STMR - Esther 40 10 50% Machine/Stone Killer, HP+800
Scarlet Moon TMR - Karten 35 30 ATK +50% if equipped with Fist
Pluviale STMR - SS Machina 33 38 44 ATK +50% if equipped with Sword
Pluviale is unique in that it has some decent boosts to all three attributes, because there's really some dramatic falloff in the overall options after this table. The other STMRs that are remotely similar are from Time Limited Units (Fei, Fayt, and Adam Jenson).

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

In general, Machina is an okay Free Unit, but if you're looking for Breakers I wouldn't be satisfied with him. Particularly because as I mentioned most top tier breakers also provide a ton of extra support, which he really doesn't. He might see some use in Dark Visions on certain stages for you depending if you Xon or not, but his real value comes from his TMR and STMR. They're not eye-popping, but definitely worth putting in the time to gather the currency to acquire them.
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2020.07.10 14:52 xavier86 What happened to Mike DeWine?

When this whole thing started Mike DeWine was the ultimate COVID-fighting alpha male. He shut down the Arnold before there was a single case. He was the first governor to shut down schools. It seemed like every news conference was consequential. He shut down restaurants. What will he shut down next? He shut down nonessential businesses and he vigorously advocated for a statewide approach. He even shut down the primary election, moving it to a mail in primary by executive fiat. Remember the meme of DeWine pointing a gun saying “I’m not asking”? Remember that Washington Post article basically portraying Mike DeWine as a COVID warrior leading the nation?
Then, something happened. Those protestors started to storm the capital pounding on the doors of the state house demanding the stay at home order to be rescinded. Amy Acton became the target of viscous attacks and protests at her own residence. DeWine tried to say the buck stops with him and he is responsible, but the vitriol against Amy was overwhelming. She eventually stepped down.
When it was time to reopen businesses, he initially was going to require all customers to wear masks. This was back in May. Then, the next day, he walked it back and we have been a mask-free state ever since.
Now look at Ohio. We have Kentucky’s governor requiring the whole state to wear masks. We have Utah’s governor requiring all K-12 students to wear masks. We have other governors pushing back the start of in-person school. We have California’s governor saying school will not start until it is safe to do so.
Meanwhile Mike DeWine keeps saying weak things like “I trust the people of Ohio to make the right decision”. He rolled out a complicated color coded county by county system. When he issued a mask mandate for red counties, he excluded schools from them. Ohio has now rejected the statewide approach as we continue to see an increase in community spread.
Will Mike DeWine ever reclaim his COVID-destroying alpha male status? Will Mike DeWine have the balls to stand up to the fringe elements of his party and shut down restaurants again? Shut down schools again?
Edit: I’m not saying he needs to shut anything down now, but imagine there’s hundreds of deaths a day, would he shut things down again?
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2020.07.10 14:23 Agramar THREAD- IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE, THERE IS ONLY SALT

HELLO EVERYONE! IT IS I! AGRAMAR! THE FRIDAY RANT THREAD GUY!
THE WEEK IS OVER AND THE FRIDAY IS HERE! PURGE YOUR SALT AND CLEAN YOUR WEEKEND!
REMINDER THIS IS THE WEEKLY RANT THREAD! FOR THOSE ASKING WHY WE YELLING?
THE RULES ARE SIMPLE! -CAPS LOCKS ON ALWAYS -SALT ON THE LOOSE!
FAIL TO UPHOLD THESE AND YOU WILL MAKE TAMAMO SAD! AND YOUR ROLLS WILL BE SPOOKED BY KIREI (MORE THAN USUAL)

WHINE FOR ME ZASSHU
I SLEPT ON MY ASS AND I FORGOT TO MAKE THE EMERGENCY GUARANTEED GACHA SALT THREAD. ALAS I DEEPLY APOLOGIZE FOR MY ISSUE FOLKS. LIFE IS HECTIC AND MY HEAD IS GONE.
FGO ASI, MY SINCERE APOLOGIES TO THOSE WHO DIDNT PULL SKADI AND CONGRATS TO THOSE WHO DIDNT.
TO THOSE WHO FAILED TO GET HER, MY ONLY ADVICE IS PATIENCE. MY CASE, WHEN SABER ARCHER CAME ON THE FIRST SUMMER, I DROPPED 300 SQ AND 50 TICKETS AND NOT A SINGLE SR CAME OUT. IT TOOK ME 1 YEAR UNTIL I FINALLY GOT HER. AND 5 YEAR TO GET 90% OF ALL THE ARTORIA FACES, WHICH IS MY GOAL.
I AM NOW SITTING ON MY ALMOST 3 THIRD YEAR WAITING FOR MAID ALTER WHO, IN THE TWO YEARS SHE HAD A RATE UP, SHE REFUSED TO COME WITH A COMBINATION OF 1000 SQ AND 60 TICKETS. NOT EVEN RAIKOU ON HER RATE UP.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL SALTY, PATIENCE AND IT WILL COME. IF NOT, WELL THERE IS ALWAYS YOUR OTHER FAVE SERVANTS.. RIGHT?
FGO MEMES ASIDE, FUCK I FARMED THE DRAGON FANGS TO THE POINT I NEED A DRAGON SLAYER TITTLE. PLEASE BRING IT BACK DW, I NEED EVEN MORE FANGS FFS. NOT ENOUGH.
---- FGO OUT CORONA AND JOB HUNTING IS KILLING WHAT LITTLE JOY I HAD IN LIFE AND THATS THAT. AT LEAST I AM BUIILDING SOME SPACE MARINES TO KILL MY ANXIETY?
CHEERS AND STRENGHT TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE STRUGGLING
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2020.07.10 13:57 stranger195 [National - Day 4 - Post 5] stranger195 ends his list campaign with a stacked full rally

stranger195 ends his list campaign at a sports arena

Good evening, you lot!, stranger195 shouted at his campaign conclusion rally, as screens surround him. The three screens show chat rooms at the platforms he's broadcasting in, YouTube, Facebook Live and Mixer (with the third, less active screen having a small #RipMixer banner on top).
I hope we had a lot of fun and you all got an understanding on the various candidates running this election. These past few days have been very exciting and very energizing for our staff, as well as the wider National Party at large. We have met people from diverse backgrounds, whether be it based on race, gender, age, or what have you. It's never too late to be engaged in politics, and I'm really happy to see thousands of young people we've convinced to support our movement.
The audience cheers and applauds.
From landowners whose property is being threatened by the left's opposition to their rights to do as they please, and the micro and small business owner afraid of shutting down or downsizing as this current Government unnecessarily raises the minimum wage for the umpteenth time, to the students living alone who are scared of not having the ability to pay their rent since the whack-job amount of carbon tax charged to their landlords is too much, and the ones in this virtual crowd concerned about the spending our governments are amassing every year, we are united. Behind one cause, one party, one nation, National. A party for change, and for getting it right.
The audience chants, "Let's Get It Right! Get It Right! Get It Right!"
Yeah! Let's get it right!
This government...
The chant ends after a few seconds.
This government has nothing to offer, with a not-insignificant chunk of the last term spent with no legislation to offer, and thus revealing the truth: they have no plan, no vision, no agenda, nothing for the people of New Zealand! And that's why we have a plurality in the polls! Can you all believe it? It's amazing, and to think not too long ago that the biggest right-wing party was behind both Greens and Labour!
Meanwhile, we have done so much to keep you all engaged...
From speeches to posters to entirely unheard of ideas like asking randos to PICK A CARD! The chats are spammed with numbers, so he just gets on with this and picks a number from it.
Uh, okay, 42? Doesn't some old meme say that's the answer to life, somehow? I don't remember exactly... but that's about university policies. Maori and Pasifika peoples are getting more help because we're giving away more scholarship, ensuring we're pulling people out of poverty, up the ladder of income, and into a better life.
Anyway, anyway! We've made you all more engaged, thus bringing in a diversity of viewpoints never before seen in a single NZ political party in recent history! Of course, some are controversial and that's natural, but it only proves we're here to unite everyone disengaged from the leftist status quo that's pushing us all discreetly to get on benefits.
Our team has pushed for great strides, and so you're rewarding us by supporting us in the polls, much more than last time, that's for sure! Were already predicting we're definitely winning around a third or so of the electorates, and the momentum must not be stopped!
The audience cheers.
I don't regret supporting a Liberal-National merger, because we've made bold promises we haven't ever heard of in the past! Less bureaucracy by abolishing generally useless local councils? It's the right thing to do, regardless of how the left frames it otherwise! Creating JOBS in controversial sectors like the actually-safe natural gas fuel? We're not doing a 180 on that!
"Wooooo hoooo!", some in the audience shout.
I can go on and on and on and on, but you all need some sleep.
So thank you. For sticking with us, giving us a chance to Get It Right, and let's fight for the right change tomorrow!
The audience cheers and applauds as the Party's President walks off stage to some rock music he's never actually heard of.
National.
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2020.07.10 13:41 omc-throwaway1260 I moved to a new city to go to university, but I am now lonely, unhappy and I miss what I had

Hi Reddit,
Exactly a year ago now, I moved from a nice apartment where I lived with my brother in the capitol, to a new city roughly 2 hours away from my friends and my large family. This includes my mother, multiple brothers and a lot of young kids to which I am an uncle. I love them, and I miss them every day.
Back then, I figured I would move to this new city to give it my all; make new friends, get to know the city and such. I was sick in the beginning of the first semester, so I don't know that many at school, but I also know enough people so that I have people to talk to almost everywhere I go.
The thing is, I just don't feel any real connection with any of them. This city is a place where people go to study, and then they move away afterwards. Most of the students are from other parts of the country, or from other countries. Any friendship here feels fleeting and prone to tear due to the inevitability of everyone going 'home' in the very end.
I used to live with my older brother whom I love dearly. We had it very good; had a nice apartment that we paid for with the money we inherited when my father died a few years ago. Now he inhabits it with his girlfriend, and I am living with a random person from school in a new apartment in this new city. I desperately miss being around my brother every day. We used to drink coffee together in the morning, eat together, play video games together, go shop together, go visit our mother together. But now out communication is limited to the odd meme or weird article on messenger.
Going to this new city has made me even more depressed than I already felt from time to time. I can't attend the birthdays of my nephews and nieces and my brothers because I am held up in this city.
I just want to go home guys. I am tired of being on my own in this small, boring city, fleeting city.
I miss my family. I miss my brother and friends. I miss being able to go for walks in the forest (there are almost none where I am now, everything is concrete.) I miss having conversations with my friends that aren't about catching up on the past 6 months since we last saw each other.
I don't feel at home in this city, it's alien to me. I want to quit school and move to where my life is (the capitol). I wish I never signed up for education in this place.
I think about all of this. Every. Single. Day. It's tearing my apart inside.
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2020.07.10 13:39 FightTheCock To the fucker who downvotes my meme

Go fuck yourself bro you dont know me in real life but if you did I'd fucking nuke you. You go to the gym bro? i do, infact i can deadlift over 500 pounds and squat 750. can you fight bro? i can, i have trained in numerous different types of martial arts and i am one of the top fighters in the UFC. If we met in real life i would let you take the first hit then proceed to do a 360° spin and knock your feet from underneath you. If you havent already cried and begged for mercy from my intimidating figure and the hyper speed beat down you just endured then i may relent, however if not then i will proceed to give you the most intense pain endusing pounding of your god forsaken life all in a matter of seconds. I have been called an "ultra chad" by my inferiors and i have proven time and time again that i am worthy of this title. I could stack the bodies of everyone who has faced me and lost a mile high and you would just be another meager number among thousands more. nobody who has had the honor of coming face to face with me has ever landed a single punch without missing due to my extream speed and agility or being blocked. All of my physical abilities listed above would be useless if it werent for the fact that i am a skilled computer hacker. I was hired by the United States government and have hacked kim jung jong un himself on my own free time (while i wasnt busy mastering ju jitsu) I can find your house in an instant and if you make another comment on my meme that isnt praising the humor i worked so hard to make then i wont hesitate to find where you live and fuck your mother while you watch then destroy you in hand to hand combat. Your done kid, eat shit and die.
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2020.07.10 06:15 WolfeofBaskervilles Racist and Sadistic DM Punishes Players with his Overleveled NPCs and Insults

Okay, I got one for ya. Sorry this is a long post, lads, but I want to give you as clear a picture as possible of what I’ve been dealing with.
So I’m pretty sure this past DM I had is rather monstrous. For the sake of clarity, (and lack of doxing), let’s call him bad dungeon master (BDM).
The cause of my opinion here is due to a collection of factors that have combined into a rather imposing shitstorm of incompetence, pettiness, and needless sadism. I am no longer willing to allot BDM the benefit of the doubt, even though I have done so on more than one occasion. His style of DMing is inexcusably flawed, detracting not only from the ability our characters hold, but also rightful faculties and agency the players should hold as well.
The first of these reasons being he punishes his players far too harshly for failures of vague and artificially obfuscated plot lines, or, even worse, for attempting to play themselves and making a mistake. Many of his campaigns, from what I hear, were homebrewed, so naturally, only he knew the plot lines, where to pick up side quests, plot solutions, etc. Yet it seems whenever his players fail to read his mind on the one correct fashion to solve any given quest, both his NPCs and himself needlessly insult the characters and players by proxy. Even accidents that should not have netted anything near death often did, as one player has specifically told me BDM's philosophy on other DMs’ leniency towards their groups. He believes many DMs turn a blind eye to brash actions committed by the party, and tend to look the other way in a means of preventing a TPK from mundane scenarios, or even originally dangerous scenarios. Although this ideal is initially amenable, he completely neglects the fact he employs the opposite side of the spectrum, displaying unreasonable contempt for the party via the NPCs he plays.
An example I can give you of this is an anecdote this same player, a close friend I’ll call ‘Warlock bro’, told me about a past campaign he played beneath BDM. His character, while in a town, needed to cause a distraction for the town guard in order to allow the party time to commit to another morally ambiguous act. This act, as I understand it, was attempting to enter a locked residence. Mind you, the party had caused no prior infractions against these guards or townsfolk, and yet, the following punishment remains justified by BDM, as far as we know, to this day. Warlock brolit a sweater on fire, and dropped it in the middle of a storefront in order to draw the guards away from a certain position relevant to the party’s current quarry within the city. The guards, with the same logic as stealing a fork in Skyrim, immediately determined this was punishable by death. Warlock bro's character, proficient in stealth, was found by guards, and I quote, “six perception rolls in a row”, which also leads me to believe BDM is also cheating significant rolls in order to pursue his power fantasy he wishes to live out, though, I will go into more detail about that later. Although this can only be conjecture, many of BDM’s actual personality traits are telling of our correctness in this assumption. The guards proceeded to hunt down and systematically execute not only the player in question, but the remaining party as well, resulting in a TPK. BDM justified this by telling the party they shouldn’t have allowed Warlock bro to try to commit “arson”.
Another far more recent example is my own personal experience, in which BDM held a random encounter upon a road we traveled, in which we met a mysterious hooded mendicant, asking us for food. One other player and myself gave him a ration. He starts talking about a town recently established nearby, though, my character is incredulous of these claims, as their current planned destination was posited to be the only civilized town for hundreds of miles by an NPC we asked in the city we had recently left. I also play a war-grizzled fighter, so he has a low tolerance level for bullshit. I roll a dirty 20 insight, and BDM tells me that there is no known town anywhere nearby, save for the one we just left, and the beggar is likely being dishonest. Naturally, I assume this man is going to lead us into a trap, and ambush, or at least is a much more sinister character in disguise.
I must precede the next portion of this retelling by disclaiming BDM has almost no capacity for self-reflection, and believes he is a very funny person when most of his humor resides in slurs and regurgitating stale memes at usually inappropriate times.
I digress.
The beggar suddenly disrobes (which I must add allowed none of us initiative rolls, or at least even a surprise round) and exclaims “THANKS FOR THE FOOD! BOOP! BOOP! BOOP!” BDM then pantomimed touching all our noses IRL, and then this guy becomes invisible. Again, all of this happened in what I can only assume could mechanically be considered a reaction, since he was able to perform so much without beginning even an impromptu initiative order. We are all very confused, as you can imagine, and decide to move on, forgetting the unpleasant encounter. Yet, we begin noticing informal signposts along the road, telling us to go right at every fork, rather than left. We are all very suspicious, especially after this last encounter, and assumed (rightfully) this asshat was messing with us. So, we decide to go left, following the natural story archetype of never trusting signs that would likely lead into a clear-cut ambush or trap. We keep taking lefts at every fork, and we begin to encounter signs saying things to the effect of “You’re going the wrong way!” or “Seriously, guys, this is your final warning!” Of course, we ignore this.
By this point, our cleric was incredibly fed up with being messed with, so he casts Detect Magic, and determines there is illusion magic, as BDM put it, “all around you”. This persisted no matter where we moved, and we also determined the signposts were real. The cleric then decided he was not going to play games with whoever this was, and cast Dispel Magic next. Might I add, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this spell, it automatically dispels any surrounding magical effects cast at 3rd level or below. Yet, at 4th level or higher casts, the dispeller needs to roll an spell ability check against a DC of 10 + the spell’s level. If it succeeds, Dispel Magic will remove the effective surrounding magics.
BDM immediately asks our cleric to roll the check. Not good.
He rolled an 16, after adding his modifier. It failed. Even worse.
So right off the bat, we know this fuckhead is casting at least level 6 spells at us, and there isn’t anything anyone can do to see his invisibility. We are all level 5, and no one has any spells to allow us to see him. We know he has been following us because he has occasionally called out to us from the surrounding wheat fields we are going the wrong way, in his characteristically vague and condescending way.
After traipsing along the path for a bit longer, we all fall into a pit.
Now let me tell you what happened during this time. BDM asks us all to make DEX saves. I pass, and a friend I'll call 'Monk bro' passes, but everyone else fails. Our sorcerer quickly casts Feather Fall, which as all of you likely know, is a reaction. We later found out, the drop was 40 feet. BDM says we are now at the bottom of the pit. All of us. Monk bro and I are confused. We thought we made the DEX save to avoid falling in. BDM gave a scarce excuse, saying it was more convenient that we all fell in, especially since our sorcerer casted Feather Fall on all of us.
Uh…okay? Railroading much? Didn't make much sense. Monk bro and I exchanged confused looks.
Anyways, we all land in this black muck at the bottom. The mendicant who had been harassing us reappears in a different garb at the top of the pit, which was originally covered with an illusion of regular dirt road.
No doubt his doing.
He calls down, saying we should have followed his signs, and just gone to his town with him. He wished us luck in escaping, though continued to watch our struggles below, like the psychopath any rational-minded person would think he is. Monk bro tries grabbing the soft walls to climb up, but it causes acid damage to him, and the thing comes to life.
Now…I won’t pretend I’m a professional who has researched the Monster Guide extensively, especially considering much of our BDM content is homebrewed, but this thing imposed INSANE bullshit on all of us. How so, you may ask?
Every time someone attacked it, it dealt acid damage to them and anyone else in a 5 foot range, as flavor for its blood squelching up onto whoever was nearby. Okay. At the beginning of every party member’s turn, it forced a STR save, flavor for it pulling us down into it. Okay, fair enough, we’re literally walking in this thing. Some type of amorphous Ooze, no doubt. In tandem, it also forced WIS saves on every party member at the start of our turns. Two saves at the start of every turn. Failure of the WIS save resulted in random actions or turn passes. Um…okay? Then, at the end of every one of its turns, the party had to make a CON save during an AoE acid free attack it got. Mind you, this was only halved damage if we succeeded, not no damage, as you may expect with other AoE attacks. Oh, and by the way, if you failed this CON save, you were blinded.
Essentially, we had to roll three separate ability saves in tandem every round. The balancing was absolutely atrocious. Our rogue was almost immediately pulled under for failing his STR save, and literally got to do nothing the entire fight. I failed my WIS saves through a series of painfully average d20 rolls, with a +0 mod to my WIS. I also got to do literally nothing the entire fight. Our cleric and Warlock bro became blinded. Our sorcerer, only thanks to a wild magic effect, was able to pass most of the saves, except for strength, pretty much every round. Monk bro also managed to remain functional as well.
I’ll spare you the details, but the rest of the fight was a painful, insulting attrition. No, literally, our tormentor shouted down sarcastic encouragement and false advice as he watched, adding to the general malign air of this session. Most of our sessions. Monk bro and sorcerer dealt almost all the damage to whatever this thing was, while myself and our rogue got to skip our turns and watch our party nearly perish. Only because Warlock bro, who is the celestial subclass, and our cleric, healed those who needed help, roleplayed by them following the sounds of screaming, did our party all manage to survive this encounter.
We killed the poorly homebrewed Ooze, and the illusionist above us gave sarcastic congratulations, while casting a spell (I assume Levitate) on all of us to get us all out of the pit. He proceeds to insult us for not following his signs, a rather transparent opportunity for BDM to talk down to us for the choice we made as a party IRL. I will get into my reasoning for this later.
We are all aware this NPC is the reason we nearly died, and spent the two hours out of game trying to kill this thing. He has tormented us for seemingly no reason until he explains the type of monster we just fought are cropping up around his city (something we now assume he created himself), and he wanted our help to rid him of them.
All of us are fuming, and all of us want to see this man get the axe for his shit, but we also all understand this is a ‘fuck the party’s agency, this is an overleveled NPC’ NPC. Something we’ve noticed is a common theme in all his campaigns, because BDM seems to have an obsession with mitigating or removing party agency as much as he can. We are all too afraid to attack the illusionist, or even say ‘no’. So, the party acquiesces, and the session ended with us following this ‘quirky, silly’ illusion wizard who only had our ‘best interests at heart’. Or at least how the illusionist phrased it.
Actual insanity that BDM thinks anything about this is justifiable. More than half the party went down, and our rogue almost suffocated. Now would be a good time to bring up this campaign has had the highest turnover rate of characters due to death I have ever seen. And I have played my fair share of campaigns, which included, funnily enough, Tomb of Annihilation.
Tomb of motherfucking Annihilation has slower and fewer character deaths than whatever abomination homebrew campaign BDM has created for us, akin more to the reverie of some sadistic puppeteer. In fact, the fighter I mentioned playing here was my second character. Know why? He killed my first character with another imbalanced encounter in the first session, then killed him again in the second session after he was revived. This session with the illusionist was the fourth session.
Two consecutive deaths, greatly out of my control, in manners similar to what I just explained to you about the illusionist wizard. One player literally has a hole through the death save portion of his character sheet from erasing it so much. Monk bro, who might I add is a very intelligent player, lost his brand new character in session three of this campaign because he drowned. Because his previous character died in session two, of course. An additional sting was he was allowed to play gunslinger, yet BDM introduced him directly before a fight in which we had to swim underwater to reach. His gun, naturally his bread and butter, jammed do to being waterlogged. He later told me that BDM, who again homebrews many rules including character class rules, never told him water would be an issue considering his gunfire. Might I add, this was another RAILROADED fight we HAD to complete, lest we incurred the wrath of a mob boss who we were basically forced to work for. He performed sub-par in the fight, then the room suddenly filled with water mid-combat, lasting long enough to drown his gunslinger who had already been boned.
Fear of playing our characters is derived solely of BDM’s philosophies on ‘fair consequences for actions’. We were recently stuck in one of his homebrew cities, run by corrupt guards who demand money for information, passage into certain parts of the city, or even offering aid to those in need, even though it’s supposedly their job. Many of the townsfolk were the same. Our party was very tense and antsy the entire time we had to be here, as we were waiting for a map to be made. We all knew BDM would have no issue killing us from becoming lost in the wilds once we left the city, since we would dare go without a map one of his level 35 NPCs so graciously was making for us. Essentially, we were trapped, having to deal with the bullshit of the townsfolk. Warlock bro has told me outside the game he once wanted to use Prestidigitation to make a platinum piece appear in his hand, because he was sick of paying the stupid guards to allow our party from one plot-relevant area of the city to another. He also said he wanted to intimidate this stupid kid (who as you can imagine by this point was able to get away with being a little shit every time we encountered him) forcing us to pay him for allowance into yet another plot-relevant area. He wished to do this by again using Prestidigitation to cast a harmless sensory effect of sparks or something to scare the kid away. But Warlock bro told me he was too afraid to do any of this, as he had a strong suspicion if he did, he would have gotten either himself or the whole party killed like last time. You know. Capital punishment for using minor, harmless magics. Pretty standard-fare punishment in most cities.
Every single person we’ve encountered in this city were condescending, rude, greedy, or any combination of the three. Our party desperately wanted to seek some type of rectification for the corruption, or catharsis from being repeatedly beaten down and shaken down by guards, gang members, and urchins, but no opportunities were presented to us, even after joining a gang in order to perhaps have more pull with the corrupt.
We were trapped for three of the five sessions I dared play in this exceedingly oppressive and annoying city. It had siphoned us of nearly all our wealth from performing even mundane actions, largely due to the fact most of the party was too afraid to search for alternative solutions. No one was enjoying themselves, except for BDM, it seemed. Except the yes-men BDM surrounded himself with. Besides Monk bro, Warlock bro, and myself, there were three other dudes at the table. One was a really nice, passive guy, who didn't talk much until it was his turn usually. The other was a gym bro who was one of the coolest dudes I've ever met, but he had little experience with D&D, so I assume BDM was exploiting that to make him think this nightmare is how D&D is always. Then the last guy was a close friend of BDM, who wouldn't dream of speaking up against his garbage homebrew rules. BDM definitely favored this latter dude, and let him roleplay his character wandering off on his own for a good 40% chunk of the sessions, usually, while the rest of us sat around bored out of our skulls.
BDM also had some kind of fetish for forcing us into fights where saving throws EVERY TURN are exceedingly common, often leading to one or several party members becoming inoperable in some fashion. Such fights have been included regularly. Our first near-TPK, in which our sorcerer, played by BDM's friend, was the only one up, was due to a fight with an Umber Hulk. Mind you, it came upon us in a dark tunnel, with no way around it. We were already beaten up from a fight with spiders, and were retreating the only way we could back to above-ground. There was no way to get around this thing without becoming confused, or taking an attack of opportunity, a risky proposition given how low our collective health pools were. This was my first character death (one session in, that I mentioned earlier), and our cleric’s first death as well.
As you may be able to tell by now, my perception of BDM is not favorable. I had also begun to realize he is also an exceedingly unpleasant person in real life. Many of my friends who know him have called him selfish, which I most definitely agree with. He does very little to regulate/police our party, even when one character splits off and bogs down 30% of the session with their own personal roleplay (which two of our six guys did). He focuses solely on his own homebrewed story, even though he promised all of us at the start his strongest focus would be on character-building and developing the players’ backstories. He has joked to me IRL behind Warlock bro's back about him, who he KNOWS has been suicidal at more than one point in his life, looks like a school shooter. (Because he is a white guy who is clinically depressed, and doesn’t always groom himself regularly, and also likes to wear trench coats when it’s cold). Warlock bro is unironically one of the nicest people I’ve ever known, and never makes offensive jokes or teases anyone else, even though pretty much all the rest of us do this.
He frequently uses the ‘n-word’ as a supplement to other common terms of greeting such as ‘guy’ or ‘dude’. He employs the slur in a very casual manner, not even trying to make edgy jokes with it, or anything, which has some implications, at least in my opinion. I must emphasize he doesn’t use this word as even a joke. Monk bro has told me more than once that the term makes him very uncomfortable. I should also tell you BDM is perhaps the whitest dude I’ve ever seen, and acts like the whitest dude I’ve ever seen. Typical overweight nerd, who has little experience in any culture outside our predominantly Caucasian city. Makes me wonder where he thinks he got the pass to use that word from?
Also found out this dude cheated on the girlfriend he still currently has while he was in Vegas for an MTG convention. Warlock and Monk bros were there, and told me he came into the hotel room, almost crying, saying he had done something awful (slept with a prostitute). It was obvious he felt sorry for himself and was looking for affirmation from the others, because to this day his girlfriend still doesn't know.
It seems more a constituent of this guy’s warped perception of the world to me more than anything else. His jokes are often expressly at someone in our party’s expense, and often in cruel and tasteless ways. His NPCs were almost exclusively abrasive, needlessly cruel, and frequently insulting of our characters, even if we act intelligently, which again, leads me to believe DMing to this guy is some kind of deranged power fantasy he gets to live out. Monk bro has told me BDM primarily enjoys being a player, though even when he DM’s, he still likes to act like a player, and has an obsession with winning. It lends credence to the fact we have lost a player character in almost every fight we have been in, and have certainly had player characters go down in EVERY SINGLE fight. Yes, this includes throwaway fights such as tavern brawls, where your average drunkard seems to do unreasonably high damage to fully armored and experienced adventurers.
And what really prompted me to rant about this was what was happening with me when the illusionist wizard debacle went down.
It had been a rather horrible day for me. I made a mistake with my girlfriend, accidentally forgetting it was one of our days to meet (since she lives a good commute away), and taking a shift for my boss instead. The shift itself was grueling, and my sleep deprivation didn’t help. And when I got home, I got a phone call from my dad, sounding like he was in tears, telling me my aunt had just killed herself.
I felt about fucking ready to just lay in bed and wait until my body gave out from emotional and physical exhaustion, but I decided to stick with playing D&D that night, thinking it would cheer me up. It was a tactic that worked for me before, getting my mind off things. Well, as the story might tell you, it had the opposite effect. I also was sure to make it clear to my group I was having a rough day, and apologized ahead of time if I seemed irritable or quiet. As I stated above, many of us were pretty steamed about the encounter, but most of our guys tried to shrug it off and move on while the session persisted for the few minutes it did afterwards.
I didn’t. I was very sullen, and quiet, barely playing my usually talkative character, and probably running a pretty decent resting-bitch face. BDM says nothing to me about it, even though some of the players asked if I was doing okay. I never elaborated to the group as a whole the specifics of what had happened, as those aren’t really things I believe I should casually disclose to a group of acquaintances, including BDM. I did tell my two close friends in the group, however, Monk bro and Warlock bro. Next day, the homie Monk bro showed me a Discord conversation he had with BDM, as he is closer to him than I am, in which BDM talked shit about me behind my back, and suggested I shouldn’t play if I’m going to get upset like that over a game.
Being sullen and quiet was enough to offend him, I suppose. I’ve always had the notion the guy didn’t like me, even from the start. Could be because I’m usually the one to call him out on unfair homebrew rules in front of everyone.
To give you an example of the caliber I speak up against, one example was him neglecting the vanilla drowning rules, and only letting us know he changed the CON modifier to add rounds, instead of minutes, before we start to drown, (hence our gunslinger’s death), during the time of. This was the same fight where Monk bro's gunslinger died and I almost did as well.
As of current day, things are better. This group, at the time, was a new one I wanted to try out, and it didn't pan out, as you can tell. Five sessions in I quit. Monk bro followed after me a couple sessions later, then Warlock bro after Monk bro and I convinced him this was bad D&D (Warlock bro had little-to-no D&D experience at the time). I lied to BDM, saying I was bowing out for personal reasons (maybe not a lie, come to think of it), basically being polite. He acted cool about it, but I heard he talked a lot more shit about me and Warlock bro afterwards, saying he didn't 'like the way we roleplayed' (even though that was the reason he said he chose us to begin with after seeing us play in one of Monk bro's campaigns). So yeah, I cut out all that negativity because BDM is a pretty irredeemable human being. Haven't talked to him since.
Oh yeah, Monk bro and I poached Warlock bro from that shitshow as well, so that was nice. He definitely deserved a better introduction to D&D than that. The way I heard it, I basically started a chain reaction with my departure from that campaign, which led to most people leaving and it falling apart. Gives me a shit-eating grin whenever I think about it. Nowadays, all of us are having fun in our primary group run by a friend who has DMed since 2015 and been close to us since high school. He's an awesome dude, and Warlock bro's been having a blast with our friend group ever since. The comparison could not have been more uncanny. The one good thing I got from the experience I had with BDM is that everything else I've played in I've realized is leagues and bounds better, and no longer take for granted.
Moral of the story? No D&D is always, ALWAYS better than bad D&D.
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2020.07.10 05:33 NotABearItsAManbear My (19M) friend (23M) recently added me into a group chat with his boyfriend (20somethingM) + his boyfriend has added me as his friend on snapchat and talks to me, but he is literally the most boring/annoying person I have ever met. How do I stop talking to him on snap without causing conflict?

I really don’t want to upset my friend and I don’t want to offend his boyfriend, but by god I hate this dude lmao. I’m sorry. I’ve tried to look past how annoying he is but I can’t. I simply just do not want to talk to him, and he’s constantly snapping me/the groupchat we’re in! I realize this may be shallow of me but I’m also using this as a bit of a way to vent because I’d never say these things to either of these people.
I think his humour is wildly different than mine, because every single joke I make and meme I send (I’ve been sending only ‘popular’ generic memes cause idk his humour yet) he literally does not understand. It’s always “Wym” “What?” “Y”. I sent a meme that was a photo of a plant with the caption ‘what I see’ and under it a photo of a dude from a gross angle with a watering can saying ‘what my plant sees’ and he asked ‘How do the plants see?’ Like?? What??
He sent me a video today of him setting up his phone, moving a chair in his kitchen, standing back and dancing with jazz hands singing the whole ‘tip toe through the window’ chorus in a shrill voice. It was the most annoying and unfunny thing I’ve ever been sent. He also sends long long long videos of his pipe he’s loading up with weed (we all smoke).
I just am really annoyed by the way this guy communicates and acts but I do not know how to confront this because I do not want to offend him or my friend! In an ideal world I will either not have him on snap anymore or he’ll stop snapping me/snap me less, with my friend still happy.
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2020.07.10 05:08 missycoy Weird flex but okay

Just kind of wanted to rant a little. Sorry if this isn't allowed here, feel free to delete if so.
Has anyone else experienced other learners of the language who feel the need to unnecessarily flex? I'm majoring in German at a large public university in the US and there's this one girl who I've had a couple classes with and she always acts like she's the only person in the world who speaks German. You know the meme about vegans constantly bringing up the fact that they're vegan? That's this girl, except she can't go five seconds without mentioning that she lived in Germany for two months with her dad.
The first class we had together was a class called Fairytales of Germany where we learned about German culture during the Age of Enlightenment and of course read a lot of Brothers Grimm stories. Other than like five people every person in this class was either a German minor or major. A lot had already studied abroad for at least one semester. But this girl, who was only a freshman at the time, acted like she was the only one who knew anything. Every single time the professor would make some kind of claim about "at the time German people/society thought this..." she would interrupt him and correct him and say "actually they thought THIS" and I'm like no, I'm going to listen to the native German who has his PhD in German Philosophy.
She would also be talking completely in English but then randomly drop a word in German but like, not a difficult word either? She would be like "I think in this story die Mutter, oh, excuse me, for those of you who don't know, that means mother in English!" like??? Why???
Anyway was just curious if other people have experienced something like this and what you did about it (if anything).
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2020.07.10 05:04 Rseventhegreat Guys and girls could you please stop.

I have been in this sub for the past few days and all I see are memes. Literally nothing else except memes. Memes there, memes there. Why? Go to dankmemes or something. I hate being in this subreddit for it to be full to the brim with memes.
Like, this is not the sub that memes are for. First it was karmahoring in the form of jokes repeated 100 times. With the occaional relationship or other post here and there. Now its all memes. I couldnt find a single darn post that was not a meme. Please, could you guys stop for petes sake.
If you guys want to post memes go to dankmemes or memes please. Those are dedicated meme subreddits, not teenagers. Im fine with a occasionaly meme here and there but now, its gone too far.
I want to go back and see a genuine relationship post or a post about something in someones life. Like they passed a really hard test or for someone to have a rant about something in their life that they want off their chest.
TL:DR This subreddit sucks lol. Stop posting memes because its really annoying and not what this sub is for. We need to fix this sub before its too late.
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2020.07.10 03:16 slimelord01 How to stop feeling like crap for missed opportunities?

I'm gonna be a senior in high school next year. Looking back, I feel really bad about myself for all the missed opportunities I've had. There are times when my parents have spent money for some activities, yet I wounded up wasting it like a dumbass. I'm not rich, but living in a nice house in one of the richest countries in the world, with access to every educational opportunity out there, its safe to say I'm privileged compared to the rest of the world. And I feel guilty, because I didn't use this privilege to the best of my potential.
I have a 3.8 GPA and a 1340 SAT score, but I feel like wasted privilege because I should've gotten a GPA above 4.0, and a 1600 SAT score.
I didn't play a single sport in high school (wish I had gotten involved with wrestling and boxing early on), yet I'm considering going into ROTC for college.
Work ethic has dropped immensely since the virus came to town 3-4 months ago, and yet here I am fantasizing about being rich.
I took 1 AP class sophomore year, 1 junior year, and planning on taking 3 senior year, however, seeing all my other classes, I feel this sense of regret, because I feel that I should've replaced those easier classes with the AP version, and load myself more to fully use my privilege to the max. I hate myself because I didn't spend every single minute working, instead wasting time on goofing off with friends on social media and doing dumb stuff like looking at memes on Reddit.
I'm dumb enough to hold grudges against those who wronged me in the past and feel victimized from them, even after standing up for myself and talking it out with them and them apologizing to me after realizing how pissed I was at them.
Even right now, as I'm writing this, I feel like shit for typing on my computer that my parents bought for me, or having driven in my own car to various places that my parents bought, or having played games on my own phone, that again, my parents bought. Those of you who read this post, is it normal for your parents to buy a computer, phone, and car for you back when you were a teen, or if you're a teen now? Like is that a normal thing for teens in the US and other advanced countries? Or am I living in this isolated, rich bubble, and everyone else has to work for that shit?
I hate feeling that I was born "rich". Which is why I'm looking at job opportunities, and looking to get multiple part time jobs and work myself to the bone to prove to myself that I am something, and to stop that damn thought of me being a "spoiled rich kid" who sits on his parents' money. I wanna work multiple part time jobs to make my own money, and buy my own car, my own laptop, my own phone, and certain books that I want. I just want to push and push myself to work harder and harder, and prove to myself that I am something in this world. I'm planning on trying to save up enough money to buy my own apartment for next year, and live in that and pay my own bills, even if that does mean working a lot.
Who cares if I lose out on a social life next year? Its pretty overrated anyway, and is nothing but useless, stupid drama.
So I guess my question is, for teens in the US and other developed countries, is it normal for them to have their own computer, car, and phone bought by and given to them by their parents? And to have a roof over their head and food on the table from parents? Is it normal for teens to do stupid things and waste their parents' money here and there, or am I seriously a screwed up asshole? Am I just really privileged, and every other teen in the US has to work for that stuff (computer, phone, car, roof, food)? For the stuff I mentioned in the last paragraph, is it possible to pull that off, and live independently senior year, or am I just going crazy?
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2020.07.10 03:15 slimelord01 DAE feel like crap for missed opportunties?

I'm gonna be a senior in high school next year. Looking back, I feel really bad about myself for all the missed opportunities I've had. There are times when my parents have spent money for some activities, yet I wounded up wasting it like a dumbass. I'm not rich, but living in a nice house in one of the richest countries in the world, with access to every educational opportunity out there, its safe to say I'm privileged compared to the rest of the world. And I feel guilty, because I didn't use this privilege to the best of my potential.
I have a 3.8 GPA and a 1340 SAT score, but I feel like wasted privilege because I should've gotten a GPA above 4.0, and a 1600 SAT score.
I didn't play a single sport in high school (wish I had gotten involved with wrestling and boxing early on), yet I'm considering going into ROTC for college.
Work ethic has dropped immensely since the virus came to town 3-4 months ago, and yet here I am fantasizing about being rich.
I took 1 AP class sophomore year, 1 junior year, and planning on taking 3 senior year, however, seeing all my other classes, I feel this sense of regret, because I feel that I should've replaced those easier classes with the AP version, and load myself more to fully use my privilege to the max. I hate myself because I didn't spend every single minute working, instead wasting time on goofing off with friends on social media and doing dumb stuff like looking at memes on Reddit.
I'm dumb enough to hold grudges against those who wronged me in the past and feel victimized from them, even after standing up for myself and talking it out with them and them apologizing to me after realizing how pissed I was at them.
Even right now, as I'm writing this, I feel like shit for typing on my computer that my parents bought for me, or haven driven in my own car to various places that my parents bought, or having played games on my own phone, that again, my parents bought. Those of you who read this post, is it normal for your parents to buy a computer, phone, and car for you back when you were a teen, or if you're a teen now? Like is that a normal thing for teens in the US and other advanced countries? Or am I living in this isolated, rich bubble, and everyone else has to work for that shit?
I hate feeling that I was born "rich". Which is why I'm looking at job opportunities, and looking to get multiple part time jobs and work myself to the bone to prove to myself that I am something, and to stop that damn thought of me being a "spoiled rich kid" who sits on his parents' money. I wanna work multiple part time jobs to make my own money, and buy my own car, my own laptop, and my own phone, and the books that I want. I just want to push myself and push myself to work harder and harder, and prove to myself that I am something in this world. I'm planning on trying to save up enough money to buy my own apartment for next year, and live in that and pay my own bills, even if that does mean working a lot. Social lives are overrated anyway.
So I guess my question is, for teens in the US and other developed countries, is it normal for them to have their own computer, car, and phone bought by and give to them by their parents? And to have a roof over their head and food on the table from parents? Is it normal for teens to do stupid things and waste their parents' money here and there, or am I seriously a screwed up asshole? Am I just really privileged, and every other teen in the US has to work for that stuff (computer, phone, car, roof, food)? For the stuff I mentioned in the last paragraph, is it possible to pull that off, and live independently senior year, or am I just going crazy?
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2020.07.10 03:15 slimelord01 How to stop feeling like crap for missed opportunities?

I'm gonna be a senior in high school next year. Looking back, I feel really bad about myself for all the missed opportunities I've had. There are times when my parents have spent money for some activities, yet I wounded up wasting it like a dumbass. I'm not rich, but living in a nice house in one of the richest countries in the world, with access to every educational opportunity out there, its safe to say I'm privileged compared to the rest of the world. And I feel guilty, because I didn't use this privilege to the best of my potential.
I have a 3.8 GPA and a 1340 SAT score, but I feel like wasted privilege because I should've gotten a GPA above 4.0, and a 1600 SAT score.
I didn't play a single sport in high school (wish I had gotten involved with wrestling and boxing early on), yet I'm considering going into ROTC for college.
Work ethic has dropped immensely since the virus came to town 3-4 months ago, and yet here I am fantasizing about being rich.
I took 1 AP class sophomore year, 1 junior year, and planning on taking 3 senior year, however, seeing all my other classes, I feel this sense of regret, because I feel that I should've replaced those easier classes with the AP version, and load myself more to fully use my privilege to the max. I hate myself because I didn't spend every single minute working, instead wasting time on goofing off with friends on social media and doing dumb stuff like looking at memes on Reddit.
I'm dumb enough to hold grudges against those who wronged me in the past and feel victimized from them, even after standing up for myself and talking it out with them and them apologizing to me after realizing how pissed I was at them.
Even right now, as I'm writing this, I feel like shit for typing on my computer that my parents bought for me, or haven driven in my own car to various places that my parents bought, or having played games on my own phone, that again, my parents bought. Those of you who read this post, is it normal for your parents to buy a computer, phone, and car for you back when you were a teen, or if you're a teen now? Like is that a normal thing for teens in the US and other advanced countries? Or am I living in this isolated, rich bubble, and everyone else has to work for that shit?
I hate feeling that I was born "rich". Which is why I'm looking at job opportunities, and looking to get multiple part time jobs and work myself to the bone to prove to myself that I am something, and to stop that damn thought of me being a "spoiled rich kid" who sits on his parents' money. I wanna work multiple part time jobs to make my own money, and buy my own car, my own laptop, and my own phone, and the books that I want. I just want to push myself and push myself to work harder and harder, and prove to myself that I am something in this world. I'm planning on trying to save up enough money to buy my own apartment for next year, and live in that and pay my own bills, even if that does mean working a lot. Social lives are overrated anyway.
So I guess my question is, for teens in the US and other developed countries, is it normal for them to have their own computer, car, and phone bought by and give to them by their parents? And to have a roof over their head and food on the table from parents? Is it normal for teens to do stupid things and waste their parents' money here and there, or am I seriously a screwed up asshole? Am I just really privileged, and every other teen in the US has to work for that stuff (computer, phone, car, roof, food)? For the stuff I mentioned in the last paragraph, is it possible to pull that off, and live independently senior year, or am I just going crazy?
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2020.07.10 03:15 slimelord01 How to stop feeling like crap for missed opportunities?

I'm gonna be a senior in high school next year. Looking back, I feel really bad about myself for all the missed opportunities I've had. There are times when my parents have spent money for some activities, yet I wounded up wasting it like a dumbass. I'm not rich, but living in a nice house in one of the richest countries in the world, with access to every educational opportunity out there, its safe to say I'm privileged compared to the rest of the world. And I feel guilty, because I didn't use this privilege to the best of my potential.
I have a 3.8 GPA and a 1340 SAT score, but I feel like wasted privilege because I should've gotten a GPA above 4.0, and a 1600 SAT score.
I didn't play a single sport in high school (wish I had gotten involved with wrestling and boxing early on), yet I'm considering going into ROTC for college.
Work ethic has dropped immensely since the virus came to town 3-4 months ago, and yet here I am fantasizing about being rich.
I took 1 AP class sophomore year, 1 junior year, and planning on taking 3 senior year, however, seeing all my other classes, I feel this sense of regret, because I feel that I should've replaced those easier classes with the AP version, and load myself more to fully use my privilege to the max. I hate myself because I didn't spend every single minute working, instead wasting time on goofing off with friends on social media and doing dumb stuff like looking at memes on Reddit.
I'm dumb enough to hold grudges against those who wronged me in the past and feel victimized from them, even after standing up for myself and talking it out with them and them apologizing to me after realizing how pissed I was at them.
Even right now, as I'm writing this, I feel like shit for typing on my computer that my parents bought for me, or haven driven in my own car to various places that my parents bought, or having played games on my own phone, that again, my parents bought. Those of you who read this post, is it normal for your parents to buy a computer, phone, and car for you back when you were a teen, or if you're a teen now? Like is that a normal thing for teens in the US and other advanced countries? Or am I living in this isolated, rich bubble, and everyone else has to work for that shit?
I hate feeling that I was born "rich". Which is why I'm looking at job opportunities, and looking to get multiple part time jobs and work myself to the bone to prove to myself that I am something, and to stop that damn thought of me being a "spoiled rich kid" who sits on his parents' money. I wanna work multiple part time jobs to make my own money, and buy my own car, my own laptop, and my own phone, and the books that I want. I just want to push myself and push myself to work harder and harder, and prove to myself that I am something in this world. I'm planning on trying to save up enough money to buy my own apartment for next year, and live in that and pay my own bills, even if that does mean working a lot. Social lives are overrated anyway.
So I guess my question is, for teens in the US and other developed countries, is it normal for them to have their own computer, car, and phone bought by and give to them by their parents? And to have a roof over their head and food on the table from parents? Is it normal for teens to do stupid things and waste their parents' money here and there, or am I seriously a screwed up asshole? Am I just really privileged, and every other teen in the US has to work for that stuff (computer, phone, car, roof, food)? For the stuff I mentioned in the last paragraph, is it possible to pull that off, and live independently senior year, or am I just going crazy?
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