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2023.06.06 05:40 edwardw818 High paying but stressful travel job, or decent pay but easy-going and close to family (kinda)?
BACKGROUND: I fulfill a specific niche not many people know the details about: I do quality assurance for cellular networks, and ensure the coverage, network speed, etc. are in spec. The work is 100% travel, and 95% of gigs are only for several months. I only did this line of work since it paid 3-4x my last job so that I could get back on my feet after a nasty divorce, pay off debt, reestablish my savings, and if the housing market wasn't a huge mess, buy a house; I don't want to do this line of work forever, and plan to go back to IT this fall.
I just got a call from my staffing agency for Item 1 below; both choices are NOT listed in order of preference.
- More money and adventure, but tedious:
Me and about 10 others did an FCC (government) mandated test last year in Alaska, but the passing criteria was fairly easy. A year later, they want our tests to meet a new, unrealistic criteria; I'm not sure how many sites we need to retest, but 80% of sites aren't up to spec and they want it retested.
The pay is VERY good for what's realistically 2-3 hours of work, all expenses paid despite being a 1099 contractor, so my take home pay is double the below... But it requires me to fly to a new village almost daily (which is often a Cessna 208, not a plush jumbo jet), and I'd literally have to camp (sleeping bag and all) in some villages. The bump in pay would be awesome and would help me a lot, but the new criteria makes it seem like I'm gonna regret it.
- Less pay, but slow, steady, and with family (sorta):
This current assignment deals with beta-testing firmware security and feature updates to cell towers. Although it's a 40 hour week, I only have a 15 minute commute. Its daily pay is a little more than standard assignments and NO expenses are covered, but the good thing is that I'm staying with a friend that considers me his brother and vice versa and I get along with him better than relatives by blood, only charges me dirt cheap rent (most of it goes to my share of utilities), and I even save more money by cooking.
As much as I'd like a surplus for furniture or even paying off my car, I'd have to give up a very easy position that I most likely won't get rehired a 3rd time for (I got canned over a misunderstanding and was out for a year before they realized their mistake and rehired me with a raise), and this is the closest I've come to feeling like I have a home and a sense of belonging in a LONG time, but this is more of the subjective emotional realm than a structured financial realm.
Thanks for your advice!
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2023.06.06 05:40 joyasu12 I don't know how to get rid of the flashbacks...
So I'm a 24m living in Amsterdam. Got a pretty sweet job in cybersecurity, got badass car and my own apartment. On paper my life is perfect and got nothing to complain about.
Having relationships etc started pretty early on in life, had girlfriend when I was 6 till I was 11 and broke up because she moved and was to young to maintain contact. I remember that I cried my eyes out when I heard she was moving.
Skip 5 years later and had a relationship with a girl I met trough a mutual friend. I ended up dating her for 2,5 years or so. The relationship ended because she cheated and left me for the other guy. Because of that I went to therapie on and off for a couple of years.
Eventually after a year of being single started dating again and had a relationship for 4 years. Life looked pretty swell, landed a job and eventually worked full-time while still doing my bachelors. But unfortunately I got a call from her telling me that she wasn't happy and she wanted to breakup. Wasn't really devistated and I accepted the fact that it was for the best. During that time I got the opportunity to rent a place in Amsterdam
Couple of months later I found the first girl on LinkedIn, started talking to her and almost immediately fell in love. We went on dates and she even bhought me my first rose. I was so happy and like, damn after more then 10 years I got my soulmate back. During that time she was still recovering from her previous relationship, because of some abuse and tried my best to help her with that. We did almost everything together, like fixing up my house, late night calls, long drives. I finally fell in love again. It felt like I lost control, but it felt so good.
Unfortunately after 3 months she broke up with me, because I didn't really react when some high store clerk flirted with her. In my ears it sounded so dumb but I kinda realized that because of the second girl I had some unresolved trauma, with guys trying to get my girl.
I was devastated, felt so bad, failed a project at my job. On top of that, my boss said something really racist to me and eventually had to call in sick for 6 months. Had to talk to a company doctor and a few therapist. Eventually we came to the conclusion that my work environment was really toxic towards me. I decided to quit and after a few weeks I landed my dreamjob. Everything went well but unfortunately I'm still suffering from some concentration problems.
I begain having flashbacks of the "soulmate" girl, all of the good times specifically. Everyday she is still on my mind and can't get rid of the thoughts. I tried dating again but just couldn't fall in love anymore even had a relationship with girl for like 5 months, but she kept going over my bounderies and I broke up with her.
It's been more then 15 months since she left and I feel so empty. I tried using the tools I learned during therapy, with little to no success.
Unfortunately I also picked up this bad habbit smoking hookah almost every weekend. And that's like the only thing that makes me forget it for like a couple of hours. Guess the nicotine messes with my mind.
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2023.06.06 05:38 azfanaki Anywhere to rent or go to use a carding drum and/or a spinning wheel in NYC?
This is a bit random but does anyone know anywhere I can go to rent/use a carding drum and/or a spinning wheel in NYC?
I took apart a sweater that turned out to be a ton of small strips of yarn rather than one or two long bits. Rookie error! I thought, well, it's all a learning experience! It could be fun; make a batt, spin it, crochet something fun.
Thanks for any insight :)
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2023.06.06 05:36 Foreleft15 Need some front brake help and maybe some mental support too
Hello fellow rebel riders. I apologize, this is going to be long so I appreciate you if you stick around and read the whole thing. First off, I just want to say I have such a huge newfound respect for y’all, by that I mean those who do their own maintenance and ride and genuinely enjoy it. A little over a year ago I bought my brand new Honda rebel 500 and it’s been a good bike. But life has gotten a lot harder since I bought the bike, I lost my salaried job and now I work a new job that I love but I barely make enough to survive and the commute is much further. I got the bike after my truck was hit by a drunk driver and I figured a bike was a good option as used car prices were insane and I needed a mode of transportation. At the time it seemed like a good idea. It was relatively cheap and I would save a bunch on gas. Plus I’d always loved the idea of riding. But as I’m sure you’ve heard many times, I was very overwhelmed by how much more there is to it. With the job situation, I’ve had to opt to do all my maintenance on my own. So far I’ve done 2 oil changes, replaced the front and rear tire, and changed the chain and sprockets. I don’t have any mechanical knowledge and had never even changed the oil on a car before this. I’ve been able to do it all but I’m honestly extremely overwhelmed by it all and have a constant anxiety that I’m just going to mess something up or that I have and won’t notice until I’m riding. None of this matters for the original question that I made the post for but I just wanted to add some context to the situation. I just feel so in over my head and I’m honestly exhausted of being so anxious about this bike.
But back to my original predicament. I was planning on taking a 2 hour day trip tomorrow. I need to replace my DL as my wallet fell out when I was riding last week so I decided to make a day out of going to the closest DMV that I could get an appointment. When I went to go clean and lube my chain I decided (for some dumb reason) to take my front wheel off to look at the bearings and everything to make sure it looks good(I guess? Please don’t make my try to explain why I took the wheel off it was stupid). Now when I went to put it back I accidentally hit the brake pad with with the rotor and the pads pushed together and I wasn’t able to fit the rotor in between. So I used a screw driver to try to get inbetween the brake pads and I was able to push them back apart but I still couldn’t fit the rotor between so for some dumb reason(again no mechanical knowledge) I decided to press the brake pedal a couple times to make sure it still worked(again I guess, I can’t really explain my actions). Found out quickly that was a mistake as its hydraulic. Well after looking up online how to correct my mistake it looked like you could use pliers to separate them and push back on the hydraulics. Well I did that and everything looked good I think. So I put the wheel in and put the axle through but now I can’t for the life of me get it aligned to fit the axle all the way through. It’s getting stuck and not lining up with the left fork( when you are looking at the bike from the front) I’ve made sure the forks are at the same level and making sure it’s not getting caught on the stand. It looks like the rotor is still getting stuck between the brake pad and the top metal price of the caliper itself. Do I need to push it apart further? It looks like I pushed it back all the way but I can’t tell what looks right and what doesn’t. I’m afraid I’ve messed up and have to replace the whole caliper. I apologize if none of this makes sense and I know it was a long ramble and like I said, I appreciate if you stuck around and read the whole thing.
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2023.06.06 05:32 tapanypat Planning for parent’s next steps
Hello! I’m hoping to get some basic info and/or links to learn about how to help my parents plan for their next stages in life.
They are both around 80, living independently and in basically good health. They’ve been in a home in Illinois for more than 40 years, but have hinted that they are finally thinking about downsizing. My wife and I have already offered to have them stay with us, but they might prefer to rent an apartment near us for a while at first.
They have a few basic assets and income (their home, some regular stock and some in a 401k, a small pension, social security, and maybe a few other odds and ends) but I can’t imagine it would come out to more than 300k - they have written their will to divide whatever they have between my sister and I. My sister, in Missouri, and I, in Illinois with my parents, have a basically good relationship and are in basically good financial situations for our own families. We are trying to understand what to do in order for us all to enjoy whatever time we have left, and to plan ahead for possible difficulties so that they don’t sour anything.
In particular, I would like to learn about aid and support in Illinois for extended at-home or nursing home care. This is definitely an area where my parents are not super-ready financially, and it would be a challenge for my sister and I to provide for them. This is, financially, the thing I worry about most as my parents age. They would like to leave something for us, but what are their options if they end up needing care later on?
What else am I not thinking of that I should be considering?
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2023.06.06 05:29 Traditional_Brief269 UCR Off Campus Housing
Hi! I'm looking for someone to take over my lease in September this fall. The apartment is at University Crest Apartments, and is a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath. You will have 3 other roommates and will be sharing a room and bathroom with 1 of them. The rent is $638 including utilities. The room is unfurnished but I am selling my twin sized bed frame for $30 (price negotiable). There is a sofa, coffee table, tv stand, table, and chair in the living room. The kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge. The apartment complex has an onsite laundry room and pool as well. It is a 15-20 minute walk from UCR and is a gated community. DM me if interested :)
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2023.06.06 05:29 Living-Technician192 What to do after emergency fund and retirement?
Hi, everyone. I (23F) currently have $15,000 saved for emergencies and also put roughly $935 into retirement funds (spread across from a Roth IRA, 457b, and CalPERS (California Retirement Savings). In addition to this, I also save 15% of my gross income towards an apartment fund. I no longer save to increase my savings fund, and I currently make about 42k a year.
After subtracting my retirement and apartment fund savings and my expenses (I do not have to pay rent as I still live with my parents but do pay for my own phone bill, braces, gym membership, and among other things), I have around $1,200 left to spend. Since I've reached my initial goal of a $15,000 fund, I have stopped saving and spend my money on whatever I like. Recently, it has been for food, family, fun, and typical expenses. Primarily fun (concerts, going out of town, museums, etc). I used to be pretty strict on my spending but since I don't usually do much, I've been spending more (I guess I'm trying to justify myself. I do work full-time and don't want to only be working and going home as my life though).
I am fortunate enough that my parents do not ask me to pay for anything since living at home (car insurance, rent, groceries, utilities, etc). My parents are immigrants (thus, I am first generation), so they don't want me to struggle to pay for anything and let me spend my money as I please.
So multiple questions: Should I continue to increase my emergency fund? If my emergency fund is decent enough, what should I be doing now? Should I stop my big spending and focus on saving more (for what specifically, probably retirement right?)? What should I do in general?
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2023.06.06 05:27 RandomYandere Summer Sublease for 2 Shared VDCN Room
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2023.06.06 05:26 No_Contribution9890 CHAPTER 7
So im trying to get ahead of myself and learn whats best and it seems Chapter 7 will be the one for me. I wish I filed sooner tbh but here we are.
Anyways does the court come to your home and look for things to sell? Because I literally have nothing and if they take away my bed where will I sleep? If they take my car, how will I get to work? Idk. Im not sure what to expect. I dont have a home, I rent an apartment with my sibling. We split everything.
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2023.06.06 05:25 kusanagiblade331 What One Could Do About the Irrational Housing Market in the Big City of Canada
I am a Canadian working in Boston, Mass, USA. Recently, I came across so many sad news about the Canadian housing market. I wanted to help so I am sharing some stories and ideas to help some young people to make better decisions for themselves. My Own Little Story (Optional Read)
I studied in Toronto from 2011 to 2013 and worked in Toronto from 2015 to 2019. The rest of my time was spent in Boston.
I really like the lifestyle that Toronto has to offer. Great food, multi-cultural, world class schools, good subway system and having a few good friends.
Starting from 2017, I noticed that Justin Trudeau was increasingly tailoring his policies into industries that would form bubbles - think marijuana, crypto and housing. I also noticed that the housing price to income level is way too out of whack when comparing to other advanced economies like US and Japan.
In late 2018, I have a decision to make:
- Do I work very hard in Toronto to buy a house with limited great companies to work for but I have my friends and families close to me?
- Do I move to the USA where I have way more career choices, better pay and I only need to be a mediocre worker to afford a house? The downside - I have less friends and family around.
I was 31 years old when I have this decision to make. During this time period, I noticed that more and more of friends are married and they don't have that much time to socialize anyways. So, I decided to optimize for my career and move back to Boston.
Currently, I am still renting in a suburb in Boston paying $2700 for a 900 sqft apartment sharing with my sister (who also moved down). My income grew dramatically over the past 4 years (think more than 35%) working for the same company. Inflation bites me a little but I am grateful that I am able to navigate around this inflationary environment pretty well. The Irrationalities of the Housing Market in Canada's Big Cities
In my spare time, I enjoy doing some part time investing as a hobby and so picked up some economics over the past few years. One thing that I have learned about bubbles is that they are caused by irrationalities of market participants. In the housing market - the participants are the renters, the landlords, the home owners and the soon-to-be rent owners. Basically, everyone that lives in the city.
In my opinion, housing bubbles are some of the most dangerous bubbles that you can have. A lot of wealth of a household is tied to their home. Furthermore, governments typically have little incentives to pop the bubble. Popping the bubble would be equivalent to losing an election. For a politician, this means ending your career. For this very reason, I don't believe any politician would be willing to pop the bubble unless they run their campaign on popping the bubble and win. I do have to warn you that popping the Canadian housing bubble (at this point) is quite dangerous because the Canadian economy has become so reliant on the housing market.
Back to the irrationalities. Here are some of the irrationalities that I see in the Canadian housing market:
- People keep going to Toronto and Vancouver despite knowing the housing there is expensive.
- Renters willing to bear the exorbitant rent increase for whatever reasons to stay in the big cities. This willingness to bear the rent increases actually increase the house prices in the long run. This will lead investors/landlords to believe that their property can generate however much income they want. Therefore, paying a high value for such property is deemed to be the right investing move. I want to give huge kudos for those participating in the rent strikes. This is the type of movement that smack the investors or landlords to wake up. Their property value do have an upper limit that is governed by how much the renters see fit. If all of the sudden renters disappear, I have high conviction that the housing market crash in these big cities are not far away.
- Home owners are also showing lots of signs of irrationalities. The main one is no one is willing to profit from an obvious arbitrage (risk-free) opportunity. If I bought a place 6 or 7 years ago, I am sitting on a big pile of equity in Toronto. It is easily in the order of 400k. If I am a rational and emotionless investor, I would sell my property and move elsewhere cheaper. I am potentially able to enjoy a semi-retired life. However, I don't see a lot of people doing that. There are a lot of reasons why this is not occurring. I think one of the common theme is family and friends. Another is probably the belief that the house is the safest investment and there are a lot of room for the house price to increase.
- Soon-to-be-homeowner's irrationality - I need to get into the market or I will miss out. I think this is a flawed mindset. There is always the option to vote with your feet. Move somewhere else where the quality of life is better.
So, why am I pointing out the irrationalities? I believe the only way for a bubble to pop or deflate is to have market participants to become rational again. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to be rational about where you want to live because there are a lot of emotion ties to the place you live. Even till today, I sometimes think about the possibility of have a great career in Toronto. But, I don't think it is coming. What Can You Do about It?
In general, the best thing to do when you are living in a irrational market is to keep calm and make rational decision
. Over my many years of investing, all I can say it is not easy. But, here is what you can do to make better rational decision on where you live:
- Find places where you could work at for a reasonably good income (ideally for a long time). These places can be places that requires you to learn a new language or culture like Quebec. If learning a new language can save you 200k over the course of a lifetime, then it is irrational to not learn it.
- Find out the housing or rental prices for each of the areas that you could work at.
- Calculate the housing price to income ratio.
- Go and visit the top 3 to 5 picks based on the housing price to income ratio.
- Then, hopefully, you can get the courage to move to one of those new places.
We live in a capitalistic society. The only way that a capitalistic society can function properly is to have its participant make rational decision. If Toronto/Vancouver has a net outflow of people, then the house prices will eventually go down. I do not believe that Toronto/Vancouver can be completely taken over by migrants. Without locals, I don't think these cities can function at their best. Eventually, the NIMBY folks will wake up to do either 2 things:
- Leave the cities to where other locals are going
- Take a loss on their property for the greater good
My advice is to start making rational decision on where you will be living. Otherwise, start getting into politics to change things (which is very hard).
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2023.06.06 05:22 sharks212 How to split up rent for different sized rooms?
I recently signed a lease for a 3 bedroom apartment and we’re splitting rent by square footage, with the smallest room paying the least etc. I finally saw the apartment in person and the smallest room is much smaller than the dimensions online indicated, and the biggest room is a lot bigger. So I re did the rent calculations with the new accurate dimensions, and the rent for the biggest room is a lot more than previously decided, and the rent for the smallest room is obviously a lot less. Now I got stuck with that smaller room, and of course I budgeted for the rent we agreed on, but I don’t want to be paying more than what it’s worth. But it’s also not totally fair to expect my roommate in the biggest room to pay much more than she agreed to ($300 more a month). But the numbers we agreed on were based on incorrect dimensions, so idk. Maybe we can meet in the middle so no one pays a lot more? Idk what the right way to do this is!
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2023.06.06 05:22 IdentifiableBurden I'm about to be a felon in the US. How will this change my life? What can I do to get ahead of it?
The felony is for an Assault (3rd degree) charge that I was hit with after I caused a crash during a DUI. There was no violence involved and no major injuries, but apparently the fact that I caused a crash while intoxicated is enough to be branded a criminal for the rest of my life. I've cleaned up, stopped drinking (9 months sober), and generally been improving my life since then.
I'm a mid-level white-collar tech worker, do not have a college degree. My lawyer keeps assuring me that I'll be fine, but everything I read online says otherwise. Specifically that I'm going to have a hell of a time renting an apartment or getting a job, and it might be best to buy a house and incorporate a company for myself as soon as possible.
Feeling pretty lost right now, wondering if the hivemind has any advice? Thanks!
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2023.06.06 05:18 Internal_Celery_6720 Answering some GBDA common questions
Hi everyone! I thought I would answer some common questions (or try my best to) regarding being a student at Waterloo and GBDA as a program. Please keep in mind though my opinions and answers could change as I progress through the program as I've only completed my first year so far. Also feel free to leave any extra questions and I'll try (or someone else) will try their best to answer
How are you finding the course so far?
TLDR: Courses aren't too difficult overall, but be sure to manage your time or else they will become difficult.
Long Answer: The required courses aren't that difficult overall especially if you come from a sort of IB/Stem heavy background, however your electives could definitely make or break how enjoyable your semester is. That is to note that it isn't going to be easy to score from the 85-100 range (depending on the course) but as someone who had a 94 average coming into university I was greatly humbled by way lower marks.
Especially for courses such as CS105 or ECON101 they aren't necessarily painfully difficult (you will find yourself stressed about assignments/exams though) but definitely if you find yourself falling behind in the content it will be pretty difficult to catch yourself back up to speed and especially don't try cramming assignments/studying for exams the night before.
An important note for GBDA 101, (idk if its like this for the all the other GBDA courses) they give you exactly 2 weeks for each assignment however they are usually due 8pm the night BEFORE you got Stratford. My advice is to complete it the day before its DUE so you can spend the final day making last minute touches or reviewing to see if you missed any of the criteria. I can't stress how many times I would start the project the day it was due,, and find myself working past the 8pm deadline almost till I had to leave for Stratford at 8am in the morning. Don't be like that me lol. (or do that's your choice)
Important to remember!! Some of the courses can come across as almost "too easy" to some and often times people will underestimate how much time/work is actually required in order to actually perform well in the course this can actually remove motivation to do the work ahead of time and many can find themselves regretting everything (we've all been there) moments before the deadline of an assignment wishing we had started earlier.
Have something to organize your work, make small goals instead of cramming everything - take time to understand content (especially in CS) and if all else fails know a group of people who can help you explain assignments, concepts or just provide overall support.
Is the coop actually good?
Honestly my stream is the first one with coop added to their program (which we do in our third year), before it was just internships so there hasn't been an actual GBDA official coop done yet - however waterlooworks is a great resource to try and help find coop, but with how the tech job market is going these days (in terms of ux/ui) I don't think it's a bad idea to look into trying to find your own reliable companies to do coop with. Just because your program has coop doesn't mean you are guranteed a coop. Remember that in these industry you portfolio is everything, so whether you get a good coop or not depends on your effort and dedication to creating strong connections or a strong portfolio, this really goes for how well you will do in this program overall.
Would u recommend living on res or just renting?
I lived on Village 1 in my first year, going into second year I am renting in waterloo. It's not a bad idea to live on res first year it definitely helps you become more familiar with people in your year and also outside of your program as everybody is looking to find people to meet off the bat of arriving to university. Especially if you live in the LLC - you will become closer to people in the program faster then majority of those on their own, this could be great for creating study circles, and just overall finding friend groups in the program.
However you will soon realize you don't have much privacy/space/sanitation in these residence and dream for your own actual personal space. I think its okay to try it out for first year and then op to renting throughout the rest. However if you have peers who live in the nice condos nearby you will find yourself jealous of their amenities (I can't even lie). The condos are technically cheaper then residence if you try to get them earlier however I don't know what's their pricing coming closer to the date you move in.
Do you also commute to the Stratford campus?
For first years, they provide a shuttlebus that leaves at 8am in the morning on Friday's the one day you need to go to Stratford and they provide shuttle back free of charge. However if you are not a first year you will need to pay 10$ to take the shuttle one way and it arrives at very limited times throughout the day. There are no regular buses you can transit to Stratford campus with, so your best bet is to either get a car or have a friend who can carpool and you pitch for gas money.
How is the social life in the community?
Waterloo gets a bad rep as a socially awkward student body who just studies all day. (which isn't technically wrong) but there are many strong communities to be apart of if you are truly passionate or interested in something ranging from just liking anime/games to business connections, drawing, heritage clubs etc etc there is really everything for anything you could imagine (even a rizz club) but you have the make the effort to be apart of these social circles, it's not going to arrive at your doorstep for you.
I actually spent majority of my first year alone, doing schoolwork or sleeping especially in the winter months my energy to make friends really depleted, but I do find people are pretty open to new friends and friendship can just grow from a small compliment to each other it really up to the person whether they prioritize their social life or their studies.
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2023.06.06 05:11 Significant_Neat_689 AAI is way better than AAI2
Gonna write a 10-page essay for 2 comments and a 33% upvote rate but whatever
The Ace Attorney fanbase is generally more analytically intelligent than most other visual novel fanbases, so it's very disappointing to see so many people lulled by AAI2's cheap parlor tricks while failing to grasp the beauty of AAI. Truly the biggest L for this subreddit.
Let's start with the overarching story: AAI is about an international smuggling ring, and AAI2 is about a man who tricks people into committing murder. That alone should dictate which game is better, but everyone seems to love Simon Keyes because of how random and unpredictable the twist was. I fail to see why the smuggling ring is so slept-on; perhaps it's too realistic or down-to-earth and the community would rather have a final villain plotting to steal the moon? But more on that later.
AAI has the biggest cases of "Seinfield is unfunny" in the series, because AAI2 is an unofficial translation and thus more accessible to people. On the other hand, AAI is only available as a DS cartridge (rather expensive), the only game not available on the 3DS eshop or Steam. Of course most people played AAI2 before AAI. SO MANY things got ruined by AAI2. I honestly think this is one of the reasons AAI2 did not get a localization.
Let's see some of the highlights: The Great Thief Yagatarasu
- Hit the hardest by this. Kay Faraday parading around the fact that she is the Yagatarasu in AAI2 is vastly different from her doing the same in Kidnapped and Ablaze. In AAI, starting from the first case, the Yagatarasu is this mysterious thief that supposedly has a lot of intel on the smuggling ring and we only get to see his silhouette and calling card. And don't forget his theme, Yagatarasu - The Gentleman Thief, which really does set the mood and fit him perfectly during the fleeting moments it plays. Kay only pretended to be the thief in two cases. I think the scarcity of the Yagatarasu appearances is what really makes the reveal so intriguing.
Yeah, and the final reveal: be honest here. The twist of it being Byrne, Calisto and Badd would have hit much harder on everyone's first playthrough of AAI without knowing anything from AAI2. What really dampens the Yatagarasu is the fact that he is brought up too many times by Kay in AAI2 (and even just her soundtrack name). Also the fact that the Yagatarasu calling card is the inverted version of the smuggling ring leader's instruction cards, to send a message that the Yagatarasu was only a few steps behind the ringleader, was absolutely brilliant and a much better last-minute twist than anything else the series ever came up with. Calisto Yew/Shih-na
- She was with Lang for his first appearance, and every consecutive one. That's what made her reveal so impactful. After AAI2 came along, she was just another one-off character. To be honest, the twist that she was Calisto Yew was completely unexpected, although maybe I should have realized beforehand. I also think the way she is finally cornered is pretty awesome. Setting alight the coat to reveal the Bahbalese ink burning green, pretty symbolic of her smuggling acts finally brought to light. Shi-Long Lang character development -
I'm surprised how no one mentions this. It's on the same level as Sebastian's development, and I think the only reason it's so slept-on is because in AAI2, the cases are normally so dull that you have no other choice but to focus on the characters, while AAI Lang shares the stage with the rest of the plot. The way he goes from respectfully hating on prosecutors as a super serious officer to "Lang Zi says: ...just go already!" and supporting Edgeworth in his trial after the credits is super awesome. Him getting fired from Interpol is worse than Yuri Cosmos getting demoted after Turnabout For Tomorrow in terms of discomfort food. I feel like the way Lang is introduced in AAI2 really does discredit all his character development in AAI.
Now let's compare all aspects of each game: Case 1 (general):
Visitor > Target. Visitor is the most underrated case in the series, and Target is a 3-hour long snooze-fest. Target is a case 1 yet fails to be an intro case and thus is not good, that's what it boils down to. Case 1 (witnesses):
Visitor == Target. Visitor brought back Maggey who is one of the blandest characters in the series, but Target's defendant wasn't any better. Target also managed to fumble de Killer's appearance into a very boring confrontation, so they are about tied. Case 1 (culprit, single-case):
Portsman > Knightley. The prosecutorial interactions were much more fun than that overconfident bodyguard.
Example -- Portsman: It's a possibility. Maybe your salary's been cut so much that life is getting a little too rough to handle...? Gumshoe: I'll have you know that I eat three square meals every day, pal! ...OK, so all three of them happen to be instant noodles, but... Portsman: Poor thing. What an evil prosecutor you were paired up with. And what a motive, no? Case 1 (culprit, whole game):
Knightley > Portsman. Sure. The case 1 culprit can have a huge impact on the overarching story. Knightley was one of the better plotwise characters of AAI2. Case 2 (general):
Airlines > Imprisoned. Airlines just edges out Imprisoned slightly, but I admit Imprisoned is the only AAI2 case that deserves all the praise it gets. But I think the twists and turns were just a bit better for Airlines, especially the final Logic flashback segment as Lablanc slowly fell over the railing. Case 2 (witnesses):
Airlines > Imprisoned. Zinc Lablanc carries the entire case, like Luke Atmey did. Rhoda Teneiro was also cool. Jay Elbird and Frank Sahwit can't compare, and even Keyes' performance in this case, even knowing that he manipulated Knightley's death, doesn't quite reach Airlines' level of beautiful simplicity here. Dogen was just a plot device in this episode. Case 2 (culprit, single-case):
Meele == Roland. Both had godawful motives and mild characters. Case 2 (culprit, whole game):
Roland > Meele. Of course, because Roland got a whole other backstory while Meele stayed the same. Case 3 (general):
Inherited > Kidnapped. Yeah, alright. Who knew that letting you play as Gregory Edgeworth in the events leading up to DL-6 would be more interesting for the audience than actually coming up with an original idea? F for effort, I guess. Case 3 (witnesses):
Inherited > Kidnapped. Mainly because Ema Skye was absolutely useless in Kidnapped. Lauren Paups was also pretty bad. Inherited only had some meh witnesses, nothing outstanding, but still better than Kidnapped. Case 3 (culprit, single-case):
Gustavia > Lance. Well, yeah. Lance did kill only in self defense, while Gustavia and Dover had a whole storyline going. I feel like Kidnapped was meant to be a breath of fresh air from the constant murder grind, like Stolen. Too bad neither case ended up being great. Case 3 (culprit, whole game):
Lance > Gustavia. Well, not quite Lance himself, but the effect it had by prompting Ernest Amano to forge evidence, get caught and questioned, and give up the evidence to the KG-8 incident was pretty impactful. Gustavia, while the first of many things that ticked off Keyes, was also the only part of his story that wasn't really carefully intertwined with anything else. Case 4 (general):
Reminiscence == Forgotten. Interestingly, the one case everyone seems to like in AAI is actually not that great, all things considered. Forgotten was a very slow case with boring investigation sequences all around, but Reminiscence had terrible character interactions and was paced horribly. Case 4 (witnesses):
Reminiscence > Forgotten. Detective Badd blows everyone else out of the water. The Judge was alright, and Gumshoe was pretty subpar. But still, better than whatever AAI2 was trying to do with Lotta Hart and Nicole Swift. Case 4 (culprit, single-case):
Calisto == Blaise. I can't really say one was better than the other. Calisto's double murder and escape managed to top the previous 3-4 for "best loose end", but Blaise was no slouch either. Case 4 (culprit, whole game):
Calisto > Blaise. Doesn't need an explanation.
Now for the opinion that will get me downvoted. Turnabout Ablaze is a better case than The Grand Turnabout, both as a finale and in general.
Firstly, Colias Palaeno was a better final plot device character than John Marsh. Palaeno was introduced as this very suspicious character, only to later become the most helpful witness in the entire series, and the only person who didn't lie, ever. Despite overdoing his coupon-dealing gimmick, it never really got old or tedious. And come on, he was just a cool guy all around. His interactions with Alba were also very interesting considering the history between their countries. Palaeno is the perfect example of how to write a compelling plot device character.
On the other hand, John Marsh never really made an impact and his edgy teenager persona was just meh. Him refusing to take revenge on Dogen in the end was cool, but he was still not as good a character overall. His kidnapping was mainly to develop Courtney's character, but even she was not that interesting in the end. And his twist of being the president's son was very underwhelming, if I'm being honest.
Every case 5 is traditionally the resolution of two different murders. For AAI, it was Ka-Shi Nou murdered in the Allebahstian embassy, and Manny Coachen murdered in the Bahbalese embassy on the same night. For AAI2, it was the body double's murder out of the blue and the real president's murder 12 years ago. Surely Ablaze has a much better premise already.
Ablaze is a very symmetrical, well-organized case with the themes of duality. Allebahst has strict migration laws and an old army general as the ambassador, who appears to be a kindly old man. Bahbal is a very lax tourist country with a young advertising ambassador who is suspiciously cheerful. And yet, Ambassador Alba is the villain behind the smuggling ring while Ambassador Palaeno is hopelessly clueless about his secretary Coachen. I really like the dynamic amongst the characters here. Even Coachen gets characterization from Palaeno's relationship with him and sadness at his death.
Honestly, I thought the premise of the country split in two was a very intriguing setup. Even for people who aren't super interested in history-esque topics, the case should provide a novel setting. The competition to see which embassy had the legitimate statue, the goodwill ambassadorship involving the Steel Samurai, the reuniting of Cohdopia, everything really felt like something big and exciting was happening.
How many people actually played Ablaze fully? I bet half the people who hate on Turnabout Ablaze here don't even know that the embassy was set on fire in the case. They only watched Alba's breakdown, went on the wiki to find out the two victims, and called it a day before formulating their opinion. They missed out on everything, like the safe-opening puzzle and the secret of the Yagatasaru key/"knife", and figuring out how the two statues and the body got transported between the embassies.
Unlike Ablaze's very uniform and straightforward setup, The Grand Turnabout is just a speed-rap of a case with very sporadic events that feel like it's just thrown at you randomly so you never get bored of one single topic. So right after exposing Blaise as the killer, you find the president of Zheng Fa is murdered. You go to question someone, but she is currently judging Roland's trial for the murder of Knightley. Then Blaise turns out to not get in any trouble for what happened in Forgotten. Then Marsh gets kidnapped and you decide to join the trial and help Sebastian. He then runs away and you stall for time until Marsh is found and Sebastian comes back and proves that Blaise tampered with evidence. So he gets arrested after all and Roland is guilty. Then you get a mysterious radio call telling you to go to an orphanage, where you find out that the real president (along with some other guy) was killed there 12 years ago. With a very tedious Little Thief investigation sequence. Now you trace back who called you on the radio and pin every single crime in the game onto him. And Dogen helped, a bit. The end.
There were zero compelling aspects of the case. It feels like the case was entirely written to showcase character development for half the cast, and the actual plot points are half-assed and not bothered with. The final reveal is just a cheap cop-out by going "oh actually A and B are connected. Wow!". I feel like The Grand Turnabout is actually the worst-written case of AAI2 in terms of sheer writing. Every event is random until the final reveal. The way the events proceed is also very weird and feels very unpolished. The investigation drags on way longer than Alba's confrontation does. No way people like this mess of a case more than Ablaze just because it has more rewarding/overstimulating moments at times and uses shock value.
It's funny that AAI has the overarching plot be straightforward and each individual case have its twists and turns, while AAI2 is the exact opposite. Each case basically feels like the game just leads you along a long, drawn-out and boring path to the answer while the actual overarching plot is this convoluted, improbable steaming mess of a story.
I really don't think Keyes was all that special. Sure, there were minute hints scattered throughout the game before he is revealed to be the mastermind. Sure, he had a compelling motive. But in the end, it all boils down to "oh remember all that? well, the major twist is that they are connected!". Just a weak cop-out finale that manages to be flashy enough to woo half the audience. But what I really dislike about Keyes is the way he was caught. I personally think that final villains should try to not get caught. Keyes was so cocky that he was toying with Edgeworth on purpose. Kidnapping Kay and John, teasing Edgeworth over the radio, he basically flew too close to the sun and paid the price. Alba, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with Edgeworth or the rest of the cast.
I think half of what makes a compelling villain is how they try to avoid being caught. Alba managed to stay low and avoid detection for 10 years, while still running the smuggling ring. His confrontations felt very calm and collected, and just overall very professional at maintaining his innocence. Unlike Keyes who just keeps laughing at you and mocking you. Sure, both characters had high egos, but bottom line: Keyes got too cocky from a few successful manipulations while Alba maintained his confidence in his position which he has decades of experience in.
Yes, Alba was very stubborn and makes the final fight drag on, but that should be a good thing for his character. Shows he is very experienced and well-prepared for law enforcement. Honestly, my one complaint is that his fight didn't drag on even longer; I think that him losing his ambassadorship was a bit too easy and he should have put up more of a fight regarding that. People say Alba was too generically evil, but I think that he is actually unique in the way that he is the first pure villain
as afinal villain. Remember, von Karma and Gant were not full-time criminals; they were law enforcement who killed once and then were caught trying to cover up their crime. Engarde was an actor who only cared about publicity. Godot was, well, not exactly a criminal. Gavin was a lawyer who did anything to win his case and held grudges. Up until then, we never had a professional criminal as a final villain until Alba. Taking someone like him down should be expected to be difficult, long and tedious. Also his breakdown was much more rewarding than Keyes' getting beat up by animals, mostly because Keyes kinda deserved more than that. If Keyes had been punished harder, his breakdown might have been more satisfying than Alba's, to be fair.
AAI also has a better soundtrack than AAI2, and you can fight me on that. AAI2 may have some earwormy tracks, but it's like this: AAIs soundtrack actually sounds like it was composed for the game. Tracks like the Yagatarasu's theme (not Kay, the actual Yagatarasu) and Torn Apart Countries fit the mood and set the grandiose atmosphere perfectly. AAI2s soundtrack is just the artist taking a picture of the character, showing it to a composer, and going "make a theme for him". The Man Who Masterminds the Game may be more catchy than The Enemy Who Surpasses the Law, but the latter definitely suits its respective character and confrontation as a whole more. And I just gotta appreciate a fitting theme more than an earwormy one.
Honestly, Objection 2009 was better than Objection 2011 just because it felt so much more satisfying in a calm, procedural manner, like "Okay, so we figured this out. Make a mental note of this for later". Objection 2011 is a TV-show opening for Edgeworth. It might be very catchy, but I honestly think it doesn't fit a single moment in which it is played and is just an overstimulation.
Also I will get ostracized for saying this, but Lying Coldly was a perfect take on how a pursuit theme for Edgeworth would sound, that Wanting to Find the Truth completely ruined in favor of sounding more like a generic pursuit theme. It may be a good song, but it has none of the charm that Lying Coldly had.
AAI2s translation team, to be honest, did a pretty bad job. (Preface: yes I know criticism like this is mean and uncalled for but since AAI2 isn't even their game, I think it is fair to criticize their take on it after they imposed themselves onto Capcom's game.)
Let's start with the voicelines. Sebastian Debeste's voice actor was the only one who did a good job. Everyone else's voices were way too "high-quality sound" to fit AAs theme. Like, especially ProZDs take on Gregory Edgeworth, who sounds like a 20 year old with a smoking problem and a mouth that's 2cm in diameter.
It especially contrasts von Karma's voice in Inherited and is clearly out of place. Sorry, but ProZD was an absolute garbage casting choice for Gregory. I don't care what you say, Courtney is not British. Knightley and Shields' voices are just too realistic and not AA sounding. Keyes and Blaise are the only other objections that almost fit the bill, almost.
Again, though, massive props to Sebastian's voice actor. He absolutely nailed his voiceclip.
On a related note, I think Alba and Calisto's objections are actually not bad because remember, they are (Alba definitely, Calisto I assume so since she works for him) foreigners who originate from Cohdopia. It makes sense for them to have an accent when speaking English, and with only one word to go off of, their accent sounds exactly like one would expect. It's surprising how most people can't make that basic connection and instead go straight to mindless hating. Ace Attorney's fanbase is supposed to be smarter than that.
Okay now back to the translation team, the overall dialogue for AAI2 feels much more dry. It's not as easy as you'd expect to capture the tones of each character during the translation, and the translation team kind of failed at that. The dialogue for the returning characters, especially Gumshoe and Kay, feel much more uniform and really lack the charm that AAIs official translation had. Try playing AAI and AAI2 in alternating cases side-by-side and the difference becomes clear as day.
Not just the dialogue in general, but also the quips and banter during the investigation sequences between main characters. Especially that one time in Inherited in which young Shields quotes Godot's "blacker than a moonless night" soliloque, for Gregory to think to himself "note: coffee has a bad effect on lawyers". If you really think about it, this took place before T&T and there is no way Godot would just quote Shields, so it's a really weird continuity plothole that both people say the same thing, like a 4th wall break. It's supposed to be a joke, but come on. Capcom wouldn't actually do something so unprofessional like that, and the translation team really had to make that weird joke a permanent part of Capcom's game. It's an official game so it's supposed to be more professional than using 4th wall breaks like that. This may seem nitpicky, but again - official Capcom game.
Of course, people can like whatever they like. You may prefer a culprit that is over-the-top crazy more than a down-to-Earth one. You can like an unpredictable, convoluted overarching story more than a well-written one. But objectively, from a critical, unbiased point of view, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a much better-written, higher quality work than Gyakuten Kenji 2. No amount of rose-colored glasses can change that, sorry.
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2023.06.06 05:08 nevradullday Panic
Trigger warning: SA, DV, etc.
There is like...so much to unpack about my family. The personality disorders. Lots of BPD. The sexual abuse by family members, generational in pattern and indiscriminate in perpatrator.
I somtimes think my relationship with my ExdwBPD was so traumatic because he was this awful sumation of the trauma I endured in my family; and feeling so inescapable.
I have been having a hard time since escaping him and been at DV shelters that haven't been too kind in this time of need. One was looking to oust me because they didn't want to make disability accomodations. I was mentally preparing myself to be on the streets (I'm in the process of fighting this through the correct channels), and with the prospect of being dumped out on the street with my cat and no transportation, I hesistantly reach out to my uBPD 'mother' for a ride to my storage unit, and that's it.
It went as expected. She blamed me. Asked if I knew about my ex having BPD, "Was I aware of it?" And told me to "get along", translation - be the codependent doormat I attempted to raise you to be. It made me emotional. She never believes me. I responded, trying very hard to stay my anger, that yes, I am aware of BPD, not because he introduced himself as having BPD, or that I knew, but because it's that thing from our family. It took a lot of self control to not loose it and say, the person who trained me to love people like this, was you, as I realized during the course of that relationship. My memories of terror start with you. He only added to a wound already there.
Of course, now she's trying to call me, despite my explicitly stated wishes and stance, that I need to keep distance from her and she never had to say yes to the ride. Asking me to "help her" with things. Offering to get me food since the shelter starved me my first week. She wants to raise money for me for an apartment. She asked in a very waif tone if she can meet me to "hangout". She tried to immediately issue a conversation ending half assed apology. It is si much more triggering hearing her do that after being subjected to my ex doing it, too. All I feel is myself emotionally recoiling.
Where the fuck was all that growing up? I guess she doesn't remember when she flew into a rage in my college dorm room with my little brother standing there helplessly, while screamed she wished I was dead, and no, she wouldn't buy groceries for me her then starving self-supporting college daughter even though she just dropped food off for my uBPD sister across campus when she picked my brother up.
Let alone the most recent act of her sexual abuse I am still trying to wrap my head around was less than two years ago. And not just that, but all her 'gifts' come with a price and bids of dependency on you.
I have come too far for this shit. I like my distance. I don't really want a relationship with my family. A lot of times, I wish I could. But they showed me abuse. They told me it was love and I don't want that anymore. Yeah, I gotta keep healing, but putting an end to that starts with them. I have to confront this trauma bond with THEM.
It is conflicting because yeah, you always want your mom, you always want your family. But when your family is poison? I'm not sure there exists a way to keep contact with them. The body would always choose to expell poison.
She has forced her way into my week on Friday. I just said yes without even thinking about it. I said yes to helping her apply for subsudized housing because she's now reaping with she sowed staying with my uBPD sister who doesn't give a shit about paying rent.
She wants to bring me food I can't eat with my condition. First time she's cared about that. I said no to all her attempts to help me, outside of the car ride, which at the end of the day she couldn't give. I've been stressed out because of my circumstances, but this has caused me to hold onto a quiet panic. I wish I didn't want the mother she never was. I always do.
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2023.06.06 05:06 Affectionate-Draft49 Looking for Department leads, regular locals, and Crims come check us out!
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2023.06.06 05:04 PsychicChasmz If a cohabitant takes themselves off of a lease, what obligation do I have regarding their belongings? (MA, US)
Recently somebody I lived with decided to abruptly take themselves off the apartment lease (with my signature of consent of course) and vacate the apartment, leaving all her things behind. I have no way of contacting her, though I've tried multiple times. I'm hoping this can be resolved in a civil manner but I want to understand my legal obligations in case that isn't possible.
I can't afford the entire rent on my own, which would be okay if I was able to get a roommate or subletter. But as long as her stuff is here, that's somewhat difficult/impossible. From an ethical point of view it seems clear to me that if somebody takes themselves off the lease, I'm not obligated to provide free storage services for them, but I wanted to check and see what the law says. Is there some legally required period of time or amount of effort required in contacting them before I would be legally allowed to dispose of their things? Could I store them somewhere at my own cost and recuperate that through a lawsuit?
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2023.06.06 05:00 Yeezus_Fuckin_Christ What happens if I don’t sign rent replacement agreement?
So I am going to be living with 3 other people in an apartment starting at the beginning of September. We all signed the lease. However, at the end of December one of them will be leaving to go study abroad. He is trying to get us to sign a rent replacement agreement in which the remaining 3 of us will cover his part of the rent for the remainder of the lease. However this agreement also includes the summer, and I will not be staying at the apartment over the summer. What happens if everyone else signs the agreement but I don’t? Will they be forced to cover his part of the rent, or will he have to pay his part? And could my lease get voided if I don’t sign the agreement?
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2023.06.06 04:59 HelpfulPair4032 Looking for Third Roommate in Hamilton Heights
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Looking for third roommate, we are two CUNY students (m20) looking for another student preferably, apartment is furnished with dishwasher and in unit laundry. Rent is $1066 each a month. The third room would be available on July 31st and that is when we would sign a one year lease. submitted by HelpfulPair4032 to NYCapartments [link] [comments]
2023.06.06 04:59 PosiedonsTrident Shady Rent Practices
Hi! Hoping someone can help me understand if what is happening is legal.
I live in an apartment complex in Virginia. They require that I give 60 days notice before end of lease if I am not renewing. But they will not tell me what my renewed lease pricing will be. Last year they did the same thing to me and told me with 3 days remaining (and raised my rent by nearly 30%) until the renewal deadline. I didn't have enough time to look for another place as they had assured me it would be a very minor raise in rent.
Is this legal? I know there is no rent control in Virginia but this practice seems very unethical.
Thank you so much in advance for any help!
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2023.06.06 04:55 paxie789 My parents are trying to gaslight me into paying half our rent
I (23F) recently graduated college back in December and had to come back home to live with my parents. It wasn’t something I wished for but had no choice since I was broke and barely had $400 to my name, thankfully I got a decent job in the city in April and just started making some decent money. My plan is to save as much as I can to move out of my parents apartment by latest December-January.
For context, I come from a family who’s parents didnt attend college let alone finish 5th grade. I feel like I’m getting some control to pave a way for myself when I got confronted by my parents to pay half of the rent (side note: i decided not to tell my parents how much I’m making. But you can imagine an average entry level job salary) I get constantly told that I’m ungrateful and they keep threatening me once in a while to leave their house since I don’t follow their rules to agree to pay half of everything.
I feel hurt, used and only seen as a tool to get them off their own duties. I’m currently paying the monthly cable, phone and wifi bundle and that doesn’t seem like enough. Am I truly the problem?
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2023.06.06 04:33 blaaackbear best way to find apartments and roommates in NYC? more in body
I'm relocating to the city for work and when I checked out the apartment prices, I'm taken aback. My main focus is on studio apartments in Upper Manhattan and Brooklyn, but it's quite challenging to find anything decent below $1.9K. So, I'm considering the option of renting a room in a shared apartment with roommates in the city. I'm part of several Facebook groups, but I've come across numerous fraudulent listings and scams. Therefore, so I'm trying to see if there's a better way. Thanks for the help in advance!!
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