Racing in the dark alan jackson
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Monsters wear many faces. In Alan Wake 2, continue the writer’s story and experience Remedy Entertainment’s first foray into survival horror. Coming to PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series XS in 2023. Whatever you do, don't go out in the dark. Stay in the light. Alan Wake Remastered is OUT NOW on PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/Pro, Xbox Series XS, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch!
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2023.03.26 21:22 ExoStab A few of questions about techniques or products.
Hi there, thank you for the time reading this. I have some questions.
1) I mostly use colored pencils on Bristol paper for my art. I do the lines with microns usually. However, I like to color in the background with Posca Black markers. Are there any line pens that are a darker black than microns? Is there a better way to have really deep black backgrounds (with accuracy) that doesn’t leave marker streaks?
2) I am trying to create a piece of art that has multiple silhouettes of the same thing but have it increase the intensity of color. Each silhouette will be solid in color. To go from black to the full color. I use prismacolor pencils primarily (not the greatest I know) but how would you recommend getting a solid darker shade so it can go from black to full color one section at a time?
3) Today I saw a chrome marker at the art store. Is there a medium (marker or otherwise) that allows for like a dark rainbow shine? Like you see on some window art. Kind of like how some LCD displays look with polarized sunglasses on.
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2023.03.26 21:21 NoahReddit123 I think my father was murdered.
2023.03.26 21:20 _HOBI_ My dad-the good parent-died 4 months ago. A week after he died, we found out devastating info. This complicated grief is tearing my inner child apart. Long story. TW: CSA.
I'm 48. Only child. Abusive mother. Pretty decent dad. I really need to get this out and hope it's not deleted for content, but I do understand if so or if I need to change the language to make it acceptable.
My dad loved me unconditionally my entire life and made that known. He never laid a hand on me in punishment (or abuse). He was a good listener, good advice-giver. I called him weekly. We were very close. His health was not great so I knew death was approaching in the next year or two. Still, I was absolutely devastated when I got the call in late November.
My spouse and I immediately flew to TX, to my childhood home, my dad's home, to start taking care of...well, everything. My heart was broken and grief would swell up and consume me as it does for everyone who loses someone they love so very much. I've only ever lost grandparents, so this level of pain and loss was new for me. Severe. However, about a week and a half after my dad died, my spouse was going through my dad's computer organizing important stuff we would need to keep and stuff we could get rid of when he stumbled upon a file that contained what looked to be hundreds of inappropriate child pictures. Yes. Those kind. This file was hidden under my dad's business documents. Intentionally hidden. My husband only saw the one photo and immediately freaked out. I feel awful for him. He's a veteran and part of his job in the military was catching child predators, so it was deeply troubling for him in multiple ways. He also loved my dad, so it was traumatic for him as well. I was in the room when he made the discovery. I'll never forget the "oh my god" he uttered and the look of horror on his face.
I knew instantly. My heart sank into my gut as several years of suspicious comments and suspicious questions came into narrow focus in that moment.
Years prior, my dad started asking about the dark web -a very odd thing for a 60-something year old who could barely work his iPhone. My husband works in cybersecurity (the classified level) and my dad has asked him about VPNS and other security things which sounded like mini-alarm bells to me, but at the time, my husband thought nothing of it; just that my dad was was interested in computers and that was cool for an old guy. But for me? It didn't feel right. As I said, he was a good dad to me, but he also had some dirty-old man tendencies and was far too vocal about them. In recent years I told him it wasn't appropriate to talk to me about his sex life and that maybe he had some deep trauma he needed to work on. He forever commented on boobs and butts and his love of younger women. His love of sex. Hell, he dated a sex worker from China for a couple years and introduced her to our family as if this was a normal thing. I knew he was likely a sex addict, but it wasn't until his divorce in 2018 that all the red flags started lining up.
That's when his wife, my 2nd stepmom, divorced him after 25 years. She'd stayed with him through one of his affairs and I assumed he'd got caught again and it was the final straw. He admitted he had a thing for a certain type of massage parlor and also admitted to me that he'd been caught sending flirty emails to other women. During the middle of his divorce, however, he called me one day, semi-panicked sounding, to say she might try to reach out to me to tell me he was into child stuff and that it was a lie. He made it seem like she was out to get him with lies and it was very....odd. I knew he had proclivities, but up until that moment I hadn't considered that they might include children. I also knew/know my stepmom. She's not a liar. She's moral and honest and genuinely good, so there's no way I could see her lying about such a thing. Thankfully, she never did reach out to me about anything like that. Still. My dad calling to tell me that she would; remembering the years of inappropriate comments; plus his inquiry about the dark web, security, and VPNs planted a seed that I forced myself to ignore until the very moment my husband found the photos.
Ironically, we were meeting with my stepmom the very next morning. We always loved her and were really sad that the marriage ended because of my dad, so I was excited -if not a little a nervous- to see her. It had been since before their divorce in 2018 that we last communicated.
We didn't tell a soul what my husband had found other than my lawyers for probate to inquire about legal ramifications (that's a story for a different day). My former stepmom obviously needed to talk to someone about the truth because after lunch, she pulled my husband aside to tell him what she had found back in 2018. She'd been holding the secret of what she discovered -only ever telling her therapist and her divorce attorney (which now explains why she got SOOOO much in the divorce; I'm assuming a hefty deal was reached in order to not press charges against him, except I didn't know that was an "option"? I thought a discovery was a mandatory arrest???). I'm not sure if she felt a need to warn us as we went through his estate or if she merely wanted to finally get it off her chest now that my dad was dead. I'm not sure what convinced her, but she pulled my husband aside at one point and told him that she had walked in on my dad watching child p__nography. That was why she left him. She'd forgiven him for affairs, but this? She couldn't. She explained how horrified she was and hurt and disgusted, but that my dad was the love of her life and she didn't want him to die in jail, which is why she convinced her lawyer to not seek legal repercussions. She said her mental & physical health have both deteriorated in the years since. That's when my husband told her what we had found. She sobbed. There's more to that situation, but suffice to say it was a difficult few days. She has been an amazing support to me in the aftermath. She has called to check on me and given me such sweet advice in the months since. "Remember how much your dad loved you; try not to focus on this bad. He's dead. Focus on the present. It's the only way to get through it."
But I can't not focus on the bad. In the 4 months since, my grief still hasn't stabilized. I'm grieving the loss of my father. I'm grieving who I thought he was. I'm grieving what I found out. Everything is overshadowed by the awful discovery. I feel robbed of a normal grief. I feel robbed of the love I had for my dad. I should note that I'm a CSA victim. I was under the age of 6. It was a pivotal turning point in my life, obviously, and created extreme trauma, of which I have a lot of. My dad knew this. He cried when I finally told him just a few years ago. He asked why I hadn't told him sooner. He asked who it was. He apologized for what I went through and was sad that I had carried it so long without telling him. He reacted the way a good father should when learning such news. Then to find out he was one of those villains? My brain has struggled with the dichotomy of my father. The little child in me is wailing, clawing and kicking to get out; run away; have all of this not be true. The woman in me feels vindicated by those thoughts I had -that something didn't seem right; that my dad might be into awful things. I had those thoughts for several years and felt so so guilty because there was no proof so I'd convince myself that he was just a dirty old boomer (I knew many in my life). But the proof was undeniable. My stepmom confirming with her own story was/is undeniable.
Obviously, I didn't look at what my husband saw. He debated on whether to even tell me knowing how much it'd devastate me. He struggled with guilt for days, he said, wishing he hadn't said anything. But I'm glad he did. I asked exactly three questions: was he sure about what he saw? Were the photos of older teens/young women or children? Was he sure it wasn't something that a virus installed...like maybe my dad was on a bad porn site and somehow the photos were downloaded to his computer? He said, no. The way the files read, they were purposefully downloaded/not a result of a virus. Then he confirmed it was a definitely a child that he saw. Under the age of 10. He only saw the one photo. He also noted that the file was created in 2012 and that it had hundreds of photos in it. He dared not look at another. He almost threw up. The moments after that discovery were awful for both of us. I think I went into full panic mode. I screamed "I knew it!" and started walking around the house. I couldn't stop moving for hours. Just walking. Screaming. My grief was sucker punched to a whole new unbelievable level that I'm still carrying.
I only got to grieve my "good dad" for a little over a week. It's been an emotional mess ever since. No one I know can relate. I have yet to find any helpful resources. The therapist I saw in the days following the discovery was absolutely blindsided and not much help, either. In fact, like every other therapist I've seen in my life, she reminded me that I seem to have profound self-awareness and a lot of mental health tools. Yes, I do. Thanks, it's all the trauma. I've read dozens of books over the years, engaged in MBSR, EMDR, therapy, mindfulness, and simply done oodles of healing on my own, so yes, I'm well versed, but gooddamn I could have really used some help with this, but no one can.
This is forever long and I appreciate anyone who stayed to read it all. In the days after his death, I collected so many items I wanted to keep of him. After I found out that terrible awful news, I got rid of almost all of it. I no longer wanted anything of him. I may have guilt years down the road, I don't know. But I even threw away some really nice keepsakes. Hell, I almost threw away his ashes. I ended up keeping them and put them in an urn that I try not to ever look at. And yet, sometimes I catch a glimpse of it and I'm reminded that he's dead and I'm gutted. Then swiftly, feelings of anger and betrayal come in and the sadness dissipates.
There's nothing lower than a human who preys on children, whether just through photos or through acts, like what was done to me. I don't know the extent of his involvement and I never want to. What we found out was enough. I can't just honor my "good dad" anymore. That was replaced. That's why this is such an internal mindfuck. It'd be easier if he was an abuser to me or cruel or dismissive or any number of things, but he wasn't. He was generous and funny and loving and supportive.
My daughter reminded me that two opposing truths can exist at the same time: that my dad was a good dad and that he was also a terrible person. It's hard to rectify but that is the reality in which I sit. I love him. I hate him. I feel so so betrayed. I can't bring myself to plan a memorial which I was supposed to do for this summer. I'm refusing. Also, I did tell a couple of family members because I'm not a secret keeper of abusers. Sorry not sorry. Father or not, I'm not going to pretend like all is well. I'm not sure if that was the right move, but I had to. However, I don't plan on telling everyone he knew -he was so loved by so many - but I don't want a memorial for him or any type of celebration and how I'm supposed to explain that? No idea.
Again, thanks for staying if you read this far. Advice/support, welcome.
ps, I wasn't sure what flair to attach to this, but it's come goddamn complicated grief so that's what I chose.
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2023.03.26 21:20 queenadanorf Top 5 from each album?
*each top 5 is not necessarily in order
Tttyg: 1. Gta 2. Tell that mick 3. Patron saint 4. Chicago 5. Saturday
Futct: 1. I’ve got a dark alley 2. Our lawyers made us 3. Sophomore slump 4. 16 candles 5. My heart is the worst
IoH: 1. Hum Hallelujah 2. After life of party 3. Thriller 4. Don’t you know who 5. Take over breaks over
FaD: 1. Water buffaloes 2. 20DNB 3. America’s suitehearts 4. What a catch 5. Headfirst slide
SRAR: 1. Title track 2. Phoenix 3. Alone together 4. Where did the party go 5. Just one yesterday
ABaP: 1. Jet pack blues 2. Favorite record 3. Novocaine 4. Title track 5. Uma Thurman
Mania: 1. Wilson 2. Young and menace (yes) 3. Sunshine riptide 4. Bishops knife 5. Last of the real ones
Smfsd: 1. Fake out 2. I am m’y own muse 3. Title track 4. WhT a Time to be alive 5. Kintsugi kid
Top five ever?! 1. Hum 2. Water buffaloes 3. Fake out 4. GTA 5. Thriller
Idk top 5 ever is hard but my top 3 is accurate
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2023.03.26 21:20 Fr3Dastik Looking for this deleted remix
I've been looking for this remix for a while now : Michael Jackson – In The Closet (Azura Club Remix)
But can't find it anywhere on the interwebs (Even checked the Internet Archive but nothing)
I'd be grateful if anyone has it downloaded when it was still on YT.
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2023.03.26 21:20 hudsonbay001 What if CBS do a crossover season
Survivor vs Big Brother vs The Amazing Race
Featuring all return players from each show into 3 tribes
Survivor players had played in Big Brother and TAR, why not have one for Survivor too?
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2023.03.26 21:19 Interesting_Day4373 This shall now be a rite of passage for people on this subreddit
2023.03.26 21:19 Pallysilverstar A non-name way to indicate someone
So I have centaurs in my story and they don't use names and it's considered a fairly big deal for them to accept a name from another race. MC has convinced them to allow their kids to attend the nearby school but I need a way for the teachers and other kids to indicate when they are talking to a specific centaur without using anything that could turn into a name.
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2023.03.26 21:19 Jaded_Gold2514 I'm 23 years old and make $103k at a non-profit in a HOCL city.
Section One: Assets and Debt
Retirement Balance: $5,173.90 in a 401k and $45 in a Roth IRA. The 401k balance represents 9 months of contributions. I opened the IRA in high school and haven't contributed anything since.
Equity if you're a homeowner: N/A
Savings account balance: $5,012 in HYSA and $4,860 in savings account. $1,520 in vacation savings, and $230 in moving sinking fund.
Checking account balance: $5,600 in main checking account.
Credit card debt: I pay my cards off in full twice a month when I get paid. I use a Chase Sapphire Preferred for the majority of my expenses but keep my wifi recurring bill on my oldest card.
Student loan debt: $26,000 for a degree in the field I currently work in. I went to a very expensive private school that was mostly covered by scholarship and financial aid. Additionally, my parents took out a $25,000 loan to help pay for my degree. I have BEGGED my parents to let me pay them back for some of these loans (since they are private and my federal loans are on pause) but its extremely important to them that they helped contribute to my education.
I track my expenses on Mint.
Section Two: Income Progression: (buckle up its a long one)
2016: paid canvasser in high school on political campaigns. $15 an hour but hours/campaigns were inconsistent.
2017-2018: barista (15 hrs a week @ $15 an hour+tips)+ work study job ($15 an hour)
That summer did an internship program that paid for housing+provided a stipend ($800 a month).
2018-2019: Interned at a non-profit ($15 an hour) part-time. Worked as a resident advisor and got a food stipend in addition to free housing. That summer I worked the front desk at a gym on the weekends ($15 an hour), worked a research job on campus that covered my housing (20 hrs a week), and interned 24 hours a week ($15 an hour).
2019-2020 Worked at the gym, worked for the school as an RA, and then interned in the Spring as well.($15 an hour)
2020: Working 30 hours a week at my internship while going to school virtually full-time.
2021: In March I am extremely burnt out and am scared I won’t be able to get my shit together and graduate. Quit my job and got a short-term nannying gig to cover rent+expenses($20 an hour). Got a full-time job offer for an entry-level consulting role in May. Was offered $56,000 and got a small raise to $60,000.
2022: Really hate my job. Start casually applying and got a job offer at my current org. Was offered $85,000 but with an end-of-year COLA was $92,000 by EOY 2022.
2023: Got a promotion and a senior title. I’m now making $107,000 a year.
Main Job Monthly Take Home: $5558
Side Gig Monthly Take Home: $depends
I started babysitting in college and would babysit 2-4 times a month. In March it’ll be $300 which I’m putting towards my vacation fund.
Section Three: Expenses
Rent: $1,110 for 1 bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment utilities included.
Renters insurance: $15 a month
Wifi: $33 for my portion
Retirement contribution: $130 taken from my paycheck (company matches this)
Savings contribution: $540 or 10% of my take-home pay
Therapy copay- $80 a month
Health Insurance: Covered 100% by work
Apple storage: $3
Groceries ~ Roughly $300 but I love to host so sometimes more
Donations (please specify if monthly or annual):
$25 monthly reoccurring to color of change
$30 monthly reoccurring to DC abortion fund
~$20-30 a month in cash for when people on the street ask for money.
One Medical: $199
Annual Capital bike share membership: $95
Credit Card: $95 (really worth it)
Paid hobbies: I’m an endurance athlete but have already purchased expensive gear. I use my company’s quarterly $250 wellness stipend to cover race fees+ and any one-off purchases. I use my office gym+public recreation centers.
Day 1 Tuesday:
5:30 am: I wake up but decide its too cold to go outside and that morning workout will happen tonight.
7:00 am: Finally get up and reheat homemade refried beans for breakfast (savory breakfast ftw) and read. I fall asleep for 30 minutes (I call these morning naps) and barely have enough time to shower before therapy. I have a $20 copay. (Included in monthly expenses)
10:00 am: walk to the office. I settle into work with all the free beverages.
1:00 pm: I put together a desk salad from stuff I brought from home and eat while watching a webinar.
5:30 pm: I walk to cvs on my way home and buy dishwasher pods. (**$10 for my half)**I get two since they are buy one get one. I realize in the CVS that I forgot to bring a hair tie but I don’t want to buy a new pack just for one. I text my friend who lives nearby and go to her apartment.
6:30 pm: I visit for a while and then walk over to the pool. There is no entrance fee since it’s a public facility.
7:45 pm: I’m out and showered and realize if I hustle I can make it for at least half of weekly trivia. I call an Uber. ($11). At trivia I just get a club soda even though I really want a sandwich and fries. ($5 for soda water+tip). We win! I forgo the free celebratory shot bc school night+empty/exercised stomach.
9:00 pm: My friend drives me home and we catch up in the alley behind my apartment. My roommate offers some soup that he made but its not enough and I end up eating more refried beans.
10:00 pm: I read 3 pages of a book before falling asleep with my kindle in my hand.
Day 2 Wednesday
5:45 am: Wake up, brush teeth, choke down some apple sauce and I’m out the door for a workout. I come back home to shower, change, and bike to meet 2 friends for coffee/breakfast near my office.
8:00 am: By far the best part of living in a city is having friends in close proximity. I get a bagel sandwich and a black coffee ($11.84). I come into work and book some misc. work travel. I have a bit of a crisis that I don’t have any practical luggage for work travel. I look at Kate Spade, Everlane, Dagne Dover, Lululemon for weekender bags. I have pretty impulsive spending tendencies but am on a big anti-lifestyle creep campaign right now.
1:00 pm: Office has pizza in recognition of March Madness. I get a slice to supplement the salad I brought from home. The pizza isn’t great which I make a big mental note for next time.
3:00 pm: I hit the wall and all I want to do is browse!!!
5:30 pm: I take the train to meet my friend for dinner close to her office. I have to reload my transit card. ($20). We get burgers and then she drives me home. ($15)
1:00 am: I can’t fall asleep which is pretty rare for me.
Day 3 Thursday
7:00 am: I sleep in and make breakfast at home. I’m stressed about work deliverables so I quickly take a shower and bike to work. At my desk by 8 AM.
1:00 pm: It's a really nice day out so I bring the salad I brought from home to the public park near my office and eat there. I bring my laptop in case something comes up but take a half hour after eating to read on my kindle. I finish my book and am tempted to buy the next in the series, but instead, I’ll just wait for my turn through the public library.
5:00 pm: I would love to work a bit longer but have hit a wall and am useless. I go downstairs and do a 30-minute ride on the office gym peloton and then do a pretty basic core routine. Despite exercising a lot, I’m pretty weak and lack a ton of core strength so these cross-training sessions are important. I used to do a lot of studio fitness but found the energy to not be my vibe and many instructors to be rude and dismissive.
6:00 pm: As I’m heading out, I run into a friend who is also leaving his office. I haven’t seen him in a while and it's a great surprise! He lives close to my neighborhood so we walk together.
6:30 pm: I shower because I’m meeting some friends at a drag show tonight. I’m exhausted and want to skip. I make some eggs and then go take a nap.
9:00 pm: I take the bus over to the bar and meet my friends. There aren’t a ton of women there but it’s a nice vibe. My friend buys me a drink since he knows how hard it was for me to commit to late-night plans, and also has a ton of singles so we can tip the queens. I run into a woman whom I’ve seen before, and she asks if we want to get coffee. I get the impression that she wants to be friends (lesbian problems!!!).
11:00 pm: I mooch on my friend's uber and walk home. I text my friend's boyfriend to split the Uber but he said don’t worry about it.
Day 4 Friday
8:00 am: I sleep in after a later night. I take a shower and get ready for work. I wear the wrong jacket and am freezing. I enter the office and raid the shared fridge for yogurt and fruit.
1:00 pm: I’m only working a half day today because of some comp time I need to use up from last week. Normally I wouldn’t go into the office on a Friday but they are doing construction outside of my apartment and I know I would focus better outside of my home. The return to the office is completely voluntary and I prefer going in to working from home. At the same time, I would be pissed if my employer mandated office days.
2:00 pm: I get lunch at Chipotle ($14.03) before my waxing appointment. I get my eyebrows done next door. ($23 with a $10 tip). It's raining so I take the bus home.
3:30 I get a text from a family canceling a babysitting job for tonight. I'm really bummed but send some feelers out to try to get together with people. I'm thankful I don't depend on babysitting money anymore.
5:00 pm: I walk to a brewery nearby to meet some friends. I get two 5 oz beers and some appetizers for the table to split. My friend brings their mom which is fun. ($37.62). On my way out I got proper dinner to go ($22.07)
Day 5 Saturday
7:30 am: I have some friends running a race so I get up and meet my friends at a designated spot. We have speakers and cheer for everyone for several hours. I buy Starbucks egg bites and a coffee for me and a sandwich and coffee for a friend. I have to refill my app. ($25).
11:30 am: After the race, we meet up with everyone and go grab lunch. Someone else pays for the uber, and my friend's mom generously picks up the tab for lunch.
4:00 pm: I walk home with a friend but we stop at a grocery store so I can buy Rice Krispies, food coloring, and marshmallows for a treat I’m bringing to a party later tonight. ($13.36)
5:00 pm: I make the rice crispy treats as well as a bright green margarita for an st Patricks day party. I lie down for a few hours before the party.
8:00 pm: I take the bus over to my friend's house. I realize I didn’t eat a real dinner but convinced a few people to go in on a pizza. Another friend goes and picks it up. ($6 for my portion). I end up staying longer than planned and take an uber home. ($14.20)
Day 6 Sunday
9:30 am: A little hungover. I make breakfast and coffee but go back to bed.
2:00 pm: I finally decide it's time to be a real person. I get up and take the train uptown to the public pool.
4:00 pm: I swim for an hour and then head out. On my way to the train station, I get a tea ($4.26) which is objectively overpriced and ridiculous but hot herbal tea on a cold Sunday just hits.
5:00 There is some maintenance on the train and I have to wait for a shuttle or bus back to my place. I’m going out of town early this week and decide I’m not meal-prepping or cooking just for one day. There is a chipotle near the train station. As I’m walking over, I stopped by a woman asking for change. I have no cash but offer to buy her dinner. She gets a large sandwich combo ($23.11). She says that she is $20 short of a hotel room and asks if I can get money out of an ATM for her. I go to CVS where I also buy shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and deodorant. ($19.11) My card isn’t working with the ATM. I try to see if I can add my debit card to my apple wallet so I can get cash back from CVS for buying gum ($1.97) but it doesn’t work. I end up getting a $50 visa gift card. ($56.95 with activation fee). She is upset I wasn’t able to give her cash and yells at me. I hand over the stuff but just feel weird about the situation and our interaction.
6:00 pm: I ended up missing the bus and have to go a bit further than intended. I still haven’t grabbed dinner yet (rip my chipotle plans) and grab a salad from a generic fast-casual place. ($13.51)
8:00 pm: When my roommate comes home I debrief on the situation at the train station but tell him I bought a woman dinner- not that I also spent $70 at CVS. He said that he and several friends have seen that woman before and that she has the story for everyone. I hope my $50 helps her nonetheless.
10:00 pm: I download a new book from the library and fall asleep.
Day 7 Monday
5:30 am: I get up, pack my stuff for the whole day, and go and work out. I bike to the pool and get ready for work there.
8:00 am: I’m OOO for the rest of the week and am under a big crunch to get everything done. I get to work early and settle in with provided breakfast.
12:30 pm: I was in back-to-back meetings this morning but need to run an errand across town. Normally I would bike but I uber so I can work from the backseat. ($12.38) I pick up birthday cupcakes for a friend (someone else paid for them) and then hail an uber back to the office. ($8.94). On my way in I Sweetgreen but am able to expense because of a particular meeting I was in.
6:00 pm: My friend and I take the train uptown for a friend's birthday party. I get one beer ($11.54 with tip) but the rest of the food and drink were covered by my friend's parents.
10:00 pm: My friends and I take the train back and I grab a bike to make it the rest of the way.
Weekly total: $383.69
This felt like a very typical week of spending for me. I try to follow the 50/30/20 rule, but proportional to my income my rent is pretty low- so I don’t mind spending money especially to be social and in the company with others. It may not feel like it from this library, but the (ongoing) pandemic was (and is) disruptive to my life/routines and I have had a really hard time getting out of the house for a while. I’m glad that is no longer the case.
A few months ago I think this spending would have come as a shock but I downloaded MINT at the beginning of the year and am now way more on top of my spending. Lifestyle creep is so real, and I feel it. So I’m doing as much as possible to live a full and well-balanced life within my means.
I constantly am confronted with things I want to buy but the more I learn about values based spending (Her First 100k on Instagram) I realize that these items won't get me closer to the things that make me happy. To me those are my hobbies, traveling, and spending time with friends. My mom has never bought a name-brand thing full-price in her life, and I know that I've been influenced by others to love and want name-brand things. I'm proud anytime I resist the impulse to get something, especially if it is an item that many other people have.
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2023.03.26 21:19 John_Gumbo I've broken my display...
I play on a 49" Ultrawide and for months I've had the game running on the central third of the screen or so, but the 'shoulders' either side have been dark when playing. I think my resolution was 1920x1080. I knocked a button on my monitor when playing earlier which resulted in the game spreading over the full screen. FPS games give me motion sickness if I play on the full widescreen so I want to get it back to just that middle third again. I can do it by having it windowed, but then I see the desktop either side which I didn't have before and I'd rather not have now.
I'm probably not explaining it well, but basically the game was full screen, but with only the middle part actually showing gameplay...
I've been trying for hours to get it back how it was, but nothing I try is working.
Any ideas? Thank you!
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2023.03.26 21:18 TheGreatWalk Game is occasionally extremely dark, can't find setting to fix it.
Having a trouble with the brightness levels in the game. My monitor setting is bright, nvidia colours default. I have had no issues in any other game getting brightness/visibility to an acceptable level, even Tarkov which has notoriously bad lighting I was able to find settings that worked adequately.
I've turned ingame gamma up and adjusted the contrast/brightness settings but it doesn't fix it, and I wasn't able to find any other graphical options anywhere that made any difference. I've also messed around with nvidia control panel but haven't been able to find anyway to fix it. Currently back at default settings. Screenshot example, look at Hanzo
. This is in a very bright room, I should be able to see hanzo details without any problem. I play at 1440p. This also occurs on some maps, some corners are absurdly dark no matter what, it feels as if the game has no ambient light levels and all in some places/instances.
Currently I have gamma at 2.0, turning it up higher will make other areas of the game washout, but doesn't affect instances like this. It makes some players difficult to track at times because you can't see what they are doing, and some terrain is hard to navigate because it's pitch black. Meanwhile, other areas of the same map are so bright they almost hurt my eyes.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix it? Best way to describe it is as if the game has no ambient light at all, so a character which is backlit loses all features/details as if it's in total darkness.
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2023.03.26 21:17 Any-Smile-5341 gpt4 the geology rhyme master
Of course! Here's a simple rhyme to help kids remember some common minerals and their key characteristics:
|"Hard and glassy, |
|quartz is clear or flashy!" |
|"Blocky cleavage it displays, |
|feldspar's found in many ways!" |
|"Thin and flaky, |
|mica sheets are not shaky!" |
|"With a fizz it reacts, |
|calcite's found in many cracks!" |
|"Fool's gold it may be, |
|pyrite shines with glee!" |
This rhyme can be a fun way to introduce kids to some common minerals and help them remember their characteristics. Encourage them to interact with real mineral samples when possible, and use the rhyme as a memory aid when learning about the properties of each mineral.
Here's a simple visual guide to help kids identify some common rock types. Each rock type is accompanied by a short rhyme to help kids remember the characteristics of the rock.
|Igneous Rocks |
|"Speckled mix of black, |
|white, and gray, |
|granite's here to stay!" |
|"Dark and fine in grain, |
|basalt's a volcano's |
|claim to fame!" |
|Sedimentary Rocks |
|"Grains of sand all snug, |
|bound together in a hug!" |
|"Clay and silt so fine, |
|shale forms in layers |
|that align!" |
|"Often light and gray, |
|limestone's made of |
|critters' remains!" |
|Metamorphic Rocks |
|"Shiny minerals that glisten, |
|in schist, they all listen!" |
|"Bands of light and dark |
|dance, gneiss forms in a |
|metamorphic trance!" |
|"Limestone's new attire, |
|marble's a stone that |
|won't tire!" |
This visual guide can be printed out or drawn on a large poster board to help kids identify and learn about these common rock types. Encourage kids to touch and examine real rock samples when possible, and use the rhymes to help them remember the characteristics of each rock type.
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2023.03.26 21:17 JumpstartBook Need movie suggestion to help a friend
I have a friend who's sister (73 years old) is under the influence of a rather dangerous man. He is a textbook dark triad
guy, belongs to a gang, and is manipulating this fragile woman, turning her against her own daughters and family members. He has seduced her, and is exploiting her financially.
The point is, she won't see the truth about him. I'm looking for a movie that shows something like that: an old/elderly woman that is seduced by a dangerous man
, being manipulated and put in danger. I'm hoping that by sending this movie to her, she will wake up and restore family ties, especially because she has grandchildren coming and her daugher needs her support - she is really troubled with her mom being under his tentacles. Looks like some sort of Stockholm syndrom has developed in her. Any movie that approximates that would be very welcome.
Please advise, my friends. Thank you.
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2023.03.26 21:17 AlarmedApartment8698 Give advice to a nervous sophomore
Demographics: Gender, race/ethnicity, state, type of school, and hooks (URM, first generation, legacy, athlete, etc.)
Gender : Male
Race/ethnicity : White
Type of school : Suburban, average HS
Hooks (URM, first generation, legacy, athlete, etc.) : None
Intended Major(s): Computer Science / Data Analytics
ACT/SAT/SAT II: 1300 (620 RW 680 M) on PSAT 10 and 1220 (570 RW and 650 M) on PSAT 9 without studying.
UW/W GPA and Rank: 4 / ~4.5?
Coursework: AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores, etc
2 APS currently, 5 next year and probably around 5-6 senior year.
DE classes are a bit shitty so probably won't do them.
Awards: Lacking really bad. NHS and Spanish Honors Society next year but besides that the only "official" award is honor roll... I've won a few TikTok editing competitions but none of them were official at all and I'm not really sure how to branch out.
Extracurriculars: Include leadership & summer activities
- Regular member in Speech & Debate, Interact (likely going to get a leadership role next year), FBLA, Future Problem Solvers (they make everyone president in senior year). All of these I started this year (10th grade)
- Currently interning at a tech startup
- A bit obscure but -- Provided free resources to help guide learning video editors (50k+) and led/owned several editing group with thousands of members (I posted "giveaways" with my resources and editing groups are very common, not that hard to build a large one lol)
- Social Media Manager at a nonprofit
- Content creator : This one's a bit funny and also obscure but I create TikTok content on the side, I'm commissioned by brands to create ads and such
- I plan to found a club (Either a coding club / MUN / Badminton Team), but looking for advisors is a pain.
- Also plan to volunteer at a local hospital and another nonprofit this summer
Essays/LORs/Other: Optionally, guess how strong these are and include any other relevant information or circumstances.
Schools: List of colleges, ED/EA/RD, etc
Reaching for MIT, CMU, Berkeley, etc.. typical schools
I know my application is not very good for the average chanceme user. Does anyone have any advice on how to improve in ECs and Awards? I plan on taking the SAT in the fall and could use some book recs (especially reading section).
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“By the way, it’s not hyperbole because we made the movie.”And we made him this powerful.
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Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher has finally ended the box office blues. It will be a Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher call, but based on the estimates, the year’s biggest opener remains Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with its $187 million start. Nonetheless, Wakanda Forever’s $180 million opening is a huge one, being the biggest ever for the month of November (beating the $158 million of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), the second biggest of the year, and the 13th biggest of all time (though it could go up or down a few slots once the actuals come out). It led an overall weekend box office of $208 million, which is the fourth biggest of the year and the biggest by a long shot of the past four months, with no other weekend since July 8 -10 even going above $133 million.
This isn’t the $202 million opening that we saw from Black Panther in February 2018, nor should we expect the amazing legs that were able to get that film to an astonishing $700 million. With that said, expect it to perform strongly throughout the holiday season, likely repeating the five-weekend number-one streak that the first film had, and it shouldn’t have any trouble becoming the second-highest-grossing film of the year so far, beating the $411 million cume of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The audience response is strong, with the A CinemaScore falling below the first film’s A+ but bouncing back from the B+’s earned by Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder, which ranked among the worst for the MCU. an improvement over the recent franchise installations, with the aforementioned films coming in at 74% and 64% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes, both at the lower end for Marvel films, while Wakanda Forever’s 84% is Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcherr to franchise norms, though not meeting the high bar set by the first Black Panther’s 96%.
The sequel opened to $150 million internationally, which Disney reports is 4% ahead of the first film when comparing like for likes at current exchange rates. Overall, the global cume comes to $330 million. Can it become the year’s third film to make it past $1 billion worldwide despite China and Russia, which made up around $124 million of the first film’s $682 million international box office, being out of play? It may be tough, but it’s not impossible. Legging out past $500 million is plausible on the domestic front (that would be a multiplier of at least 2.7), and another $500 million abroad would be a drop of around $58 million from the original after excluding the two MIA markets. It’d be another story if audiences didn’t love the film, but the positive reception suggests that Wakanda Forever will outperform the legs on this year’s earlier MCU titles (Multiverse of Madness and Love and Thunder had multipliers of 2.2 and 2.3 respectively).
As for the rest of the box office, there’s little to get excited about, with nothing else grossing above $10 million as Hollywood shied away from releasing anything significant not just this weekend but also over the previous two weekends. When Black Panther opened in 2018, there was no counterprogramming that opened the same weekend, but Peter Rabbit and Fifty Shades Freed were in their second weekends and took second and third with $17.5 million and $17.3 million respectively. That weekend had an overall cume of $287 million compared to $208 million this weekend Take away the $22 million gap between the two Black Panther films and there’s still a $57 million gap between the two weekends. The difference may not feel that large when a mega blockbuster is propping up the grosses, but the contrast is harsher when the mid-level films are the entire box office as we saw in recent months.
Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher, which is the biggest grosser of the rough post-summer, pre-Wakanda Forever season, came in second with just $8.6 million. Despite the blockbuster competition that arrived in its fourth weekend, the numbers didn’t totally collapse, dropping 53 % for a cume of $151 million. Worldwide it is at $352 million, which isn’t a great cume as the grosses start to wind down considering its $200 million budget. Still, it’s the biggest of any film since Thor: Love and Thunder, though Wakanda Forever will overtake it any day now.
Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher came in third place in its fourth weekend, down 29% with $6.1 million, emerging as one of the season’s most durable grasses and one of the year’s few bright spots when it comes to films for adults. The domestic cume is $56.5 million Fourth place went to Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which had a negligible drop of 5% for a $3.2 million sixth weekend and $40.8 million cume., in fact )
, which isn’t surprising considering it’s the only family film on the market, and it’s Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher to grossing four times it’s $11.4 million opening. Still, the $72.6 million worldwide cume is soft given the $50 million budget, though a number of international markets have yet to open.
Finishing up the top five is Smile, which had its biggest weekend drop yet, falling 42% for a $2.3 million seventh weekend. Of course, that’s no reason to frown for the horror film, which has a domestic cume of $103 million and a global cume of $ 210 million from a budget of just $20 million.
The one new specialty title of note comes from a filmmaker we don’t typically associate with the specialty box office: Steven Spielberg. The Beard’s semi-autobiographical family drama Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles to $160k, a $40k average. The film expands to 600 theaters the day before Thanksgiving, and it has the potential to break out in a way that none of the other season’s awards contenders have. We’re also seeing very solid numbers from Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher, which grossed $1.7 million this weekend for a seventh-place finish, bringing its cume to $5.8 million. Sugar Girls
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2023.03.26 21:16 REDpandaBEAR1987 I can’t remember what I did last night.
You know those nights, right? The wild ones. Raucous. Chaotic. Intoxicating. Or intoxicated, at least. For the life of me I don’t know how I got here. My mind is foggy. My head is pounding. It feels like my brain is literally trying to escape from my skull by beating its nonexistent fists against my temples, against my eyes. Screaming to be let out.
At first my vision was blurry, lights and shapes swimming in and out of focus. In and out. Up and down. All around. Swirling about me like a nauseating, whirlwind carousel of sensory hell. It’s starting to come in to focus now, but the lights in this room are making my eyes sing with pain. It’s making the headache much worse. I don’t think I’ve ever been this hung over.
My mouth. Jesus. It’s not just cotton mouth. This isn’t like cotton balls between my teeth. It’s a whole field of cotton. Rows and rows of it, springing to existence inside my lips, blooming and growing wild. Out of control. My tongue is shrieking for water. It feels as though it will shrivel up and turn to dust inside my mouth. It feels as though I’ve never had water in my entire life. And it’s not just the desert dryness, the taste! Oh god, the taste. It’s unbearable. Imagine if somebody if somebody took a whole bottle of cheap ass vodka, glass and all, a pack of cigarettes, whatever mess you scrape off of the bottom of your shoes, and a full, filthy ass diaper. Take all those things and put them in blender. Turn it on high and make a smoothie out of that rancid shit. Then drink it. That’s what it tastes like.
Fuck. Oh fuck. Oh fuck fuck fuck. What is this shit?!? What is this metal thing on my wrist?!? Oh shit balls, there’s a chain… A fucking chain! Am I chained to a wall?!? Oh god no. No no no no no no… There’s a manacle encapsulating my left wrist. I’m in literal chains! Oh god…shit, don’t cry. Don’t cry. You’re fine. Ah, FUCK! What the holy hell is this?!? Where am I? What is this place?!? I’m in deep, deep shit this time.
Why is this happening? Why am I even here? Think. Think think think, you stupid bastard! Oh hell. Just breathe. Focus. What happened last night? Go back. Go back. Ok, well, I know I was at Barry’s last night. Barry’s is what you would call a dive. Yeah, a dumpster dive. A classic little shithole of a bar. Downtown, smack dab in the middle of the seediest part of my city. I go there because it’s close. Close to work. Close to home. That’s why I go there. So I don’t have to drive drunk. Not that I could anymore. I lost my license not too long ago because of that fucking DUI. About a month ago. So I couldn’t drive any more. Even if I wanted to.
That was a bad fucking night. But this is worse. So much worse. Oh my god. Help! Fucking help! Somebody fucking help me, oh god, oh Jesus Christ, help!!! Oh fuck me. Fuck me fuck me fuck me. Oh god no. This isn’t right. What am I doing here?!? The lights. Ah, man, my fucking eyes! Ok, the lights are fluorescent. Bright. Blinking like somebody having a god damn seizure. Shitty. But bright. And the walls…oh my fucking god! Is that…blood? That’s fucking blood! Ok, fuck. So I’m crying. That’s ok. That’s ok. You’re chained to a fucking wall that’s covered in blood. Anybody would cry over that. Right. Right. Ooooooook…deep breath. The chain is bolted into the wall. I’m not going to be able to pull it out and there’s no way I can get it off of my wrist. There’s a ratty twin size mattress on the floor. And, oh wow, ha ha ha ha… That’s just great. I’m betting those stains are blood too. What the hell is going on in this place?
What was that noise? Shit. There’s a door over there. Heavy, metal, no windows. Rusted to shit like it’s seen better days but still impenetrable. Oh my god. It’s opening! Hey, help me! Over fucking here! Wait… A man just entered the room. Tall, lanky. A spindly ass string bean of a guy. And he’s wearing a black balaclava. Great. Classic. The only part of his face I can see are his eyes. Shining and glinting in the fluorescent light like two nasty blue gems set deep in his covered face. He’s not going to let me out of here. He’s the one who put me here. And he’s coming closer!
Look, man! I shout. You’ve got the wrong guy I promise you! Ok. Ok. Maybe you don’t. What did I do to you? Did I fuck your girl? Oh wait… oh no. Man… did I… did I fucking run somebody over?!? A hit and run? Did I kill your girl? Your kid? Hey, hey, hey. Hey, man. We can talk about this ok? I’ve got money! I can pay you! Please just let me out of here! Fucking please!
He’s…he’s laughing. He’s fucking laughing at me! Ok, bro. You got me. Ok. I don’t have any fucking money! I’m sorry, alright! I don’t have any money. I can’t pay you. But I’m sorry! I’m really fucking sorry! I’m so fucking sorry. Just please, please let me go. He’s still coming closer. He’s so close I could reach out and touch him if I wasn’t chained to this fucking wall! Oh shit this is bad. I slump down the wall, sliding my ass against the dark brown stains, as if sliding my ass against old, dried shit. Crumpling on top of the no doubt bug-infested, blood stained, pinnacle of DNA evidence that is the twin sized mattress.
He’s still fucking laughing at me. It’s starting to piss me off. He’s shaking and shaking and shaking with delight and mirth. So hard that his skeletal frame just might shake itself to pieces right here and now. He lifts up a single, slender finger and wipes away tears from his eyes. Oh, that’s rich! He says. A big inhale inflates his rib cage and he lets out an entertained, satisfied sigh. He’s crouching down now on the balls of his feet, arms resting on his knees as he brings himself to my level. He thinks I’m funny. He just said so. He also says he doesn’t know me. He doesn’t know me? What the fuck? Then why the hell am I even here? I ask him. Oh, he says, I just like killing people.
I’m not getting the fuck out of here…
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2023.03.26 21:16 Nevali5081 [US][A][STORMRAGE] 8/8H 3/8M Recruiting Healers for Mythic Progression!
[US][A][STORMRAGE] 8/8H 3/8M Recruiting Healers for Mythic Progression!
Hello and thank you for considering < Out of Focus > to be your new home! We are a semi-hardcore Mythic Progression raiding guild formed at the beginning of Shadowlands consisting of motivated players anxious to make meaningful progression together and we sincerely hope you will consider taking off into Dragonflight alongside us!
Though the guild was only formed last expansion those of us who started it are well versed and experienced leaders! We have raiders with CE experience, raiders who are grizzled veterans from Vanilla to now, raiders who have raid lead and organized raids from the most beloved to the floppiest of flops. I want to reassure anyone considering us to rest assured that the majority of us are dedicated raiders, players and friends who have been doing this for a long time; we have the raid leading and guild managing experience that allows us a significant advantage to be able to build an exceptional community not only for aspiring raiders but for all who step foot inside our welcoming halls.
As was the case with most small guilds in Shadowlands, we had our ups and our downs as subscriptions declined and recruiting fell stale, but through it all we never wavered and were able to weather the storm and emerge with the majority of our team in tact and ready to take on Dragonflight together. Our progression was 6/10M Nathria and then the Blizzard Nation attacked with it's endless slew of lawsuits and bad takes setting us behind with 3/10M Sanctum and 1/11M Sepulcher as we just could not recruit enough to make the significant strides we had hoped for. Nevertheless, we pressed on and in Season 4 we cleared all Fated Raids for our Slime Kitty before deciding to take a raiding break until better content came out.
With Dragonflight now upon us we know we can do better and we will, and that is why we are putting out the call to join our team and soar towards our Mythic goals with us!
Our TYPICAL Schedule is as follows:
The events we offer range from Progression Mythic raiding to an optional M+ Night where we organize groups and are able to push high keys successfully on time as well as mentor others to be able to join us in high pushes; to Alt Raid night to a Social Event once per month in order to foster bonds and unwind from the daily grind (this can be anything from Guild Among Us sessions to Expansion Transmog World Tours or WoW Trivia Nights with Guild prizes!).
- PROGRESSION RAID: Tues/Weds 8-11PM EST
- GUILD M+ NIGHT: Fri. 8-10PM EST
- ALT NIGHT: Saturday 8-11PM EST (bi-weekly)
- SOCIAL NIGHT: Monday 8pm-10PM EST (every second Monday of the month)
In addition to scheduled events, our group is a close-knit group always looking to expand. You will always find someone willing to run a key with you or just chat in discord while you do dailies. We all play together across multiple platforms (we even have a FFXIV Free Company pushing Savage content!) and games and would encourage you to join us in our warm and welcoming environment.
Additionally, we have a side Horde Guild (also on Stormrage for Mythic raiding purposes) with a connected community for those who wish to remain in the guild but swap to Horde races with the new cross-faction provisions. The purpose of this is to keep guild chat flowing smoothly among our team and we sincerely hope to expand upon that for flexibility on our raid team. The dream is that Blizzard will allow all factions to be under one guild someday, but this is our way of accommodating our raiders who always dreamed that one day their Human Hunter could be an Orc. We do not want factions to be an issue and are working hard to keep it organized so that they aren't!
As stressed above, our community is super important to us and as such is the main focus of all we do. I can assure you that those of us who chose to invest in this space did so after great thought and personal reflection after watching other guilds struggle with the unfortunate toxicity that can plague the mid-tier. We wanted to make this guild to weed out that disease and make a good, strong base so that we may achieve our end game goals in a healthy frame of mind and with people we enjoy playing with.
So what are we looking for? Currently, we are in need of Healers- and healers with hearty offspecs for versatility. Classes we would prioritize include, but are not limited to:
The bottom line? We are always looking for exceptional players to push high content with and have fun doing so! If you are interested or have additional questions or comments please contact Hyliia: HYLIIA#1004 or Nevali: Nevali#5081 on discord. Thank you so much for your time and happy dragon riding!
- Monk (Mistweaver)
- Priest (Holy)
- Paladin (Holy)
- Shaman (Resto)
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2023.03.26 21:15 zruk_ts Lights in the dark
2023.03.26 21:15 Tarnishedrenamon Any advice of pulling out of homelessness?
I got no job, I tried the homeless services but they are useless for getting me out of the situation, I had been applying to endless jobs but I have what very few things I got left to watch. I got a mother who won't stop daydreaming of getting the money out of her tax return that had not showed up in a year, I am out of money, and her dark moods and constant snapping at me trying to go for interviews at places like McDonald's is dragging me down mentally. I got nothing to sell, and I had been depending on furry art commissions for bare food. I do all the errands, including walking, pushing the cart and watching her cat a lot of the time. I am "living" at the Fort Lauderdale airport for two months and I feel defeated. I need a bloody answer to get out of this! And the way my mom keeps going into dark and often bad mood I will be doing this alone! I, need, help!!
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2023.03.26 21:14 Team_Noodle Is it just me or is there just way too many zombies In this game compared to the first.
Like it makes sense because it’s after the first game and the more days you play in the first game, the more zombies that would appear and the same applies in the 2nd game too but Jesus it’s really difficult. I even have over 20 hours on saints and sinners 1 so I would consider myself pretty good at the game but like there are some spots on the night missions that make me go, “how would a 10 year old go about this and succeed?” Because this game was basically built for quest.
I was in the hospital in the tower map (which btw it crashed twice and now I am waiting till they fix what ever happened because I am not playing a third time for 15 minutes just to restart again) and first of all it’s hella dark, creepy, huge and full of zombies which again makes sense but it makes me genuinely wonder to people who don’t have experience with the first just like how do they not get soft locked. Like I wouldn’t even call it skill issues sometimes it’s just like unbelievable on how things work in the game which btw I still love, but I can’t imagine doing this without my original save.
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2023.03.26 21:14 Big-Appointment1989 Any fix for the glitch that stops you from uploading creations?
2023.03.26 21:13 deadlyfrost273 I believe Sandman was handled well
A majority of the discourse I see around the character of Sandman/Soundman stems from how he seems to change his morals, or his "flip" seen at the Diego bargain scene.
Most people assume Sndman picked Valantine out if convenience. Or claim that it is out of character, or even say it's a different universe Sndman. But I believe many are looking at the position Sndman was put in incorrectly.
He got first place in the start of the race because Gyro was displaced, and ignoring that I do agree he seemed likely to win that round. But he hadn't gotten first in a section after that. And I believe that was weighing on his mind. His plan was based on winning the race, maybe 2nd or 3rd wouldn't cut it. It was a really desperate, all or nothing gamble.
He also relied on a running technique using his stand and softer ground. He could run on hard ground but it was shown he is fastest when the ground is softer. What if there is a large section of hard ground, would he lose too much time? What if snow and ice didn't work well with his technique?
He also needed to stay warm when going through the snowy areas. He could use his stand to do that, but what if it tires him out faster? Would the extra rest needed, cost him? And if he wore layers, the clothes may restrict his running technique too much to be effective. It also increases his weight.
All of these things may slow him down too much to win, and that doesn't take into account possible detours, or paths that have been closed off from natural causes or sabotage. Or even the other racers.
All of these possibilities that could go poorly. And even then, he still has to deal with the racism in the U.S that may make his bargain harder.
And then the president promised him the land. And all he had to do was work for him.
He could choose the guaranteed victory, he would achieve his goal.
Or he could risk losing it, as well as upsetting a very powerful stand user with a country at his disposal.
Sndman had no choice really, he was essentially coerced. And tragically died for it.
And that shows just how evil valentine is as well. Taking such a noble person who wants what is best for his people (just like Valentine supposedly) and instead of just giving him what he wants. He makes him work (to death) for it. And in the end I don't think Valentine ever made good on his side of the deal.
But I digress, what do you think?
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