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2023.06.02 00:35 destansen M/22 F/20
Guys I need help, iam confused
Male 22 years old Hello guys first I want to apologize for this long text, also English is not my native language but I have something on my heart that bothers me a lot and I need answers...
I started texting occasionally (for 1 month) with this girl who I met on a dating app, first none of us took it seriously we sometimes answered to texts a few days later.... After a while we started texting more frequently and I asked her if she wanted to meet on the weekend, she told me she had already something planned (which was not sure) and that she will text me in the following days to tell me if she had time. A few days later she told me that she had time on afternoon, so we made plans and she told me if it started raining we could go to her flat (she lives alone) She said that she had no bad intentions she just did not want Rain to ruin our first date because I have an hour to drive there.
So I drove there on Saturday(without any expectations), I came 15 minutes late because of traffic, she was already in front of the door waiting for me. My heart immediately skipped a beat because she was very beautiful and I never had somebody keep so much eye contact (usually iam the one with very long eye contact) so we started walking had a very good chat and after one or two hours it started raining lightly so we got back to her flat, where we had very very deep talk, later we played some Mario kart on her bed. At this point I was very nervous because we were laying next to each other and having a lot of eye contact. After a while we stopped playing and she showed me her books at this point I have had build up the courage to finally kiss her. As already said I was extremely nervous because she was very attractive and I had never kissed a girl on the first date. So we made out for a while but I was actually way to nervous to bring a satisfying perfomance:)
But nonetheless we still cudled, during the cudling we also had a very good conversation before her girlfriend came to pick her up. She came a bit early which surprised us both why I had to leave earlier. While driving back i had extremely mixed feelings, she absolutely took away my breath but at the same time I felt very very uneasy about her (a bad stomach feeling) While I was driving home she apologized to me per whatsapp for the abrupt ending etc. She wanted to meet again the next day which kinda surprised me, during our date we alked about a big amusement in the region where we live. I had never gone there because I have a fear of heights but she was absolutely obsessed with it and she suggested we go there so we made plans. To cut it short I got sick in the evening and we couldn't go. On Sunday evening she texted me that she really enjoyed the time with me and that I was very cute but my shy and insecure type is something she is not into,which I understand so I explained her that iam not like that usually so she agreed to meet again
The weeknd was over and she asked on which weekdays I had time to meet? I told her I get off work earlier on Monday, she suggested we met at her flat and that she cooks for us both. She told me beforehand that she did not want to get intimate yet which was okey for me because I need time for that as well. So we met on Monday and drank a bit of wine and had very good deep talk again, she told me that she lost her virginity at 16 to her boyfriend who raped her and that she also got into therapy because of that. She also told me that she left her boyfriend 6 months ago because he was toxic and she was also very depressed afterwards. She asked me if I wanted to cuddle a bit, so we cudled and made out again, this time I was very sure of myself and she really enjoyed is as well, she gave compliments to my smell and my looks. She also got a bit touchy even tho she did not want to get intimate.
We ate something during which she asked me about my bad character traits and if i have ever got loud towards my mother, I answered (very honestly) that iam jealous and don't forgive easily and that I have also gotten loud with my mother. Afterwards we lay into bed again, she brought up the topic of what's gonna become of us? I answered her that I could imagine a serious relationship and that my main goal is always marriage (I knew she was very into career which is why I said it) she told me that she also could imagine a relationship with me as well, so we talked about marriage and family plans for a very long time, she asked me if I wanted to spend the night at her place what I rejected because I had work next morning and I did not want to drive for an hour in the morning.
I have to mention that she was always extremely kind and gave extreme amount of compliments which was very unusual for me
The next days we only texted and we also had no plans for meeting because she would spend the weekend at her parents place and would go to a party there. On Tuesday evening she texted me that she was unsure about a relationship because I had the same traits why she left her ex. I immediately answered and asked her which traits she meant and if she wanted to talk on the telephone about it, which she didn't answer that night. That was an common theme with her, she always answered late, even if I answered directly to her texts. She sometimes answered hours later without any excuse which I always found weird.
During this time I had trouble eating and sleeping because I was very obviously falling in love (my first time) she was always on my mind and also I had an very uneasy stomach.
We texted the next day and agreed to talk on the telephone but somehow she only found time around midnight even tho that topic bothered me a lot. I answered all her questions and assured her I would never get violent with her etc. But i was also very unsure about a relationship already, on Monday evening while we were cudling and having the conversation about a potential relationship I asked her if she talked with other people on the dating app, which she answered with yes, I asked her If one of the dudes on the app asked her for a date if she would meet with them and she also answered yes to that and reasoned that she is still single, which I found very weird and upsetting because we were just talking about a serious relationship? So I asked her about that on the telephone call and she told me that she likes having a backup in case things don't work out because that makes her feel better or something?
She actually deleted her dating app a few days later and told me that, that also made me very happy. The next days we texted normally and also made plans to meet on the next Monday which she claimed she was looking forward to. She canceled this meeting because she stayed with her parents a day longer to meet her grandmother. She already told me that her family has a lot of drama.... and apparently the meeting with her grandmother was extremely bad She wanted to meet and asked me on which days I had time, I told her that I could spend the night on Wednesday at her place or we could meet at Saturday. She told me that it would be better if I don't spend the night at her place yet because she doesn't know if she can control herself because she feels that secure and well next to me, even to she offered it the week before? On the same day she also texted me that she can't imagine herself in a relationship currently.
We agreed meeting on Saturday but the next day out of the blue she asked if I could spend the night at her place on Wednesday which made me jump out of bed in joy. So i agreed but the next day she sent me an voice message on what's app where she sounded like she was crying, she explained me that she felt very uneasy because of what happened with her grandmother (some drama she didn't want elobarte further on) and that she just want to stay in bed and stuff and that I couldn't spend the night at her place and apologized, I offered her to talk on the telephone to help her but she did not wanna bother me with her family drama?
The same night I get a call from her and we talked a bit, it was an extremely good conversation she was very sweet and we got along very well, also we made plans week for the weekend. She told me that she couldn't wait to see me...
On Thursday I was on a business trip where we also texted and we got well along very well, but since meeting her the first time I had this uneasy feeling that destroyed me from inside and especially on this day I kinda knew that things were coming towards an end. At 8 p.m I got a 2 minute long voice message and I already knew what was about to come. In the message she talked about what a good guy iam and how much she enjoyed the time with me but that she can't meet somebody which could lead to an relationship because she has commitment issues? She also apologized for breaking contact on whatsapp because apparently I don't deserve it I sent her an answer in which I explained that I also wanted to finish this the next time we met but I wanted to do it personally etc.
We talked it out and finished it like two grownups, the last thing she said that the world is small and maybe well meet again one day. We broke up in good terms.
The next days were weird for me, I thought about her all day and was empty inside. We had no contact at all expect that she liked my instagram story.
5 days later before going to sleep i saw that she followed new guys on Instagram(she only followed like 4 guys one of which was me before) which made me extremely jealous and i blocked her everywhere. The next day I got curious and decided to confront her(In a very humane way) if our relation meant her something which she answered with: yes otherwise I wouldnt treat you like that So I asked her why she already started following other guys on Instagram. She replied that these are only friends of her girlfriend and she already deleted them, and when I checked she really had deleted them, I apologized and she said that there is nothing to apologize. We talked about the last few days and she told me that she thought about me a lot...
Next Day she texted that it's not a good idea that I follow her on Instagram, I told her that I did not want to remove her from my life completely. She answered that she understands but doesn't want any contact at this moment I replied that I will respect that, she replied with a heart and blocked me everywhere When I checked with an fake acc her insta was deactivated. It has been deactivated for almost 3 weeks after last conversation
Guys sry for this long ass text and thank you for your patience. Writing this down helped me a lot, what is your opinion on what happened? I think she is not over her Ex-bf yet and just used me to waste her time and when it got serious she got cold feet...
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2023.06.02 00:34 xtremexavier15 TSWT 26 (pt 2)
The episode resumed with a shot of the Final Two holding the effigies their helpers had made as Chef wheeled the person formerly in a hazmat suit in a wheelchair, their suit traded in for a full body cast.
Izzy spoke up. "Are we actually going to throw our dummies into an active volcano without any safety? That sounds lethal, even for me."
"As the saying goes, 'No excruciating pain, no million dollar gain'," Chris told her, pulling out a briefcase as a reminder then promptly tossing it away. "To help you get those dummies to the top of the volcano, you can use the rewards your teams earned on your behalf in the Aftermath Lava Surfing challenge," he continued.
"Ezekiel won a wheelbarrow. Too bad he's out," he said, the camera panning the host at the base of the volcano as the wheelbarrow rolled down next to the host, "but Alejandro gets a baby stroller," the stroller rolled down next to the wheelbarrow, "and Izzy gets diddly squat."
"What?" Mal gaped.
"Mal," Chris said, "for winning the effigy challenge, you get a twenty-second head start. So, get going!"
"Toodles," Mal said, running off with the wooden statue in his arms.
"At least this dummy's light," Izzy said, carrying it in her arms.
Mal tossed his dummy into his baby stroller as soon as he came to Chris, then ran up the slope chuckling as it did not break.
Chris watched him go with his usual smile, then turned to watch Izzy as she walked up. "Shouldn't I have the wheelbarrow if Ezekiel's not competing?" Izzy said.
"Sure, why not?" Chris said, watching Izzy put her dummy in her wheelbarrow and push it up the hill.
The scene cut to Mal running up the mountainside path at a decent rate. "It's been a long ride," he told himself, "but I'm going to claim the prize and live life comfortably!"
The camera panned down to Izzy, still pushing her effigy up the slope and panting heavily. "Why am I getting tired now of all places?" she said to herself.
"Having trouble?" Mal called out mockingly. "Maybe if you continue to run like a freak of nature, you might get to the top in time to see me win the money. But I doubt it!" he laughed, running off again.
The path soon leveled off, he passed a few bushes, then saw what was ahead and frantically skidded to a halt. He stopped right on the edge of a bubbling lava pool. "What the inferno?" he asked, the camera getting an overhead shot of the lava right before it flared up, forcing Mal to dive away with his rather flammable dummy.
Chris chuckled off-screen, and the camera zoomed out to show him and Chef standing on the other side of the lava lake. "Yoo hoo, over he~ere!" he called in a light and airy voice, waving to the malice filled man. A series of stepping stones spanned the gap between the two sides, but hanging over it from a large wooden frame were several heavy objects: from the left to right were a log, a grand piano, a safe, a simple weight, a purple armchair, a metal cage, and a bomb. The ropes holding the objects in the air ran along the framework and down to a structure near Chris and Chef, where each individual rope was tied around a long log.
"Check out the look on his face," Chris told his assistant as the camera zoomed in on them and the two men high-fived.
Izzy finally arrived at the other end of the lava pool, stopping when she saw it. "Now what?" she said in awed disbelief.
"The only way to the top of the volcano," Chris said as the camera panned across a close-up of the stepping stones, "is past this river of lava," he pointed down at the bubbling rock as the camera reached him again. "Those rewards probably won't be too helpful," he added, Mal and Izzy frowning as they stood by with their respective dummies.
"All you have to do is hop across these stepping stones," the host continued, moving over closer to the end of the path. "Easy-peasy, hot and cheesy!" he said as the lava flared up again. "Buu~uut," he added impishly as the camera panned across the hanging objects, "we've rigged a few booby traps to, that's right!"
"Make things more interesting," the two finished in annoyance.
"Chef," Chris turned to his assistant, "a booby demo, if you please!"
Chef took out a machete then turned around and chopped the first rope. The freed end quickly slid back through the wooden frame, and the log dropped onto the first stepping stone, broke, and fell into the lava with a burst of flame and a splatter of molten rock. Izzy raised an eyebrow and Mal gasped in surprise.
"Yeah, you really don't want to get hit by those," Chris told them. "Your helpers can either keep them secure," he continued, turning around and motioning to the two pairs that were standing by the tied-up ropes, "or send them falling. It's your call. Aaaand, go!"
Mal got moving first, picking up his dummy out of the stroller and running from stone to stone. Izzy lagged behind, but she still kept up.
"Chop the ropes! Now!" Mal commanded, and the shot cut over to Noah, Eva, Sky, and Shawn on the far side of the river.
"Team E-Scope, don't let them win!" Izzy cried out.
"Hold on!" Sky stopped everyone. "I don't want to fight anyone, or help out Mal."
"Me too," Shawn agreed. "I'm just here because I have too."
"I said cut the ropes!" Mal shouted forcefully.
"You two are right. Let's leave them at each other's throats," Noah said.
"Or better yet, we sabotage Mal," Eva offered.
"I'm already ahead of you!" Shawn grinned and grabbed a machete. He chopped down the rope holding the couch, and Mal took notice and jumped onto the next stone.
"Don't even think about messing with me!" Mal growled.
"Can't hear you!" Shawn mocked him as he cut a series of ropes. A bank vault, piano, and cage all fell down, but Mal effortlessly avoided all of them and eventually made it to the end.
"How were you able to avoid all of those?" Noah wondered. "That cage should've contained you."
"Mike's personalities can come in handy. I'll be taking my leave now," Mal laughed and made his way to the volcano.
Izzy reached the four helpers. "Welp, that was a bust," she griped.
"Don't just stand around complaining," Eva said. "Go to the volcano."
"And what about you guys?" Izzy asked.
"We'll catch up with you two with the helicopter Chris drove us here in," Sky added.
Izzy's face turned into determination. "Here I go! Time to stop the biggest, most baddest villain in TD history!" She let out a battlecry and dashed hastily towards the volcano.
The scene changed to a long-distance upward shot of the volcano, soon cutting to the top as the camera panned across the non-competitors, gathered in a sweaty and sweltering mass on the rim of the volcano's crater.
An upward pan of Chris holding the million-dollar suitcase revealed him standing happily in a cool breeze, the shot zooming out to show it being caused by a giant electric fan blowing air over a large ice cube being held on an intern's back. Several more ice cubes were stacked around the area, and were already beginning to melt.
"So...," Chris said to Chef, the pilot standing beside him, "know of any season three wrap parties?"
Chef didn't answer, and instead averted his gaze and walked away whistling in a very suspicious manner.
Chris frowned at him, but his expression quickly changed to excitement as he looked out over the edge of the volcano. "And here they come!" he announced as Mal was shown racing up the path with his dummy.
The shot cut to the edge of the crater as the dummy was thrown up first, followed by the villain leaping up with a dark smile on his face. He caught the dummy and grinned even more.
"Looking for this?" Chris asked as the shot cut to the million dollar case.
Mal let out a dry chuckle as he made his way to the edge of the crater.
"Stop right there!" Izzy's voice said, causing him to pause and turn around mid-way.
"Izzy," Mal said as the camera cut to the girl at the roof of the crater next to her dummy. "Can't you see I'm about to beat you? Just spare us the trouble and let me win!"
"If there's anyone who deserves to be competing against me, it should be Mike!" Izzy argued back.
"Mike is nothing to me!" Mal shouted furiously. "He should be the one left behind, not me!" That was when he inhaled sharply as his head got closer to the camera.
Suddenly, Mal began falling and landing in the pink grounds of Mike's brain.
"Urgh." Mal grunted before his eyes widened and he saw that his tower was practically rubble at this point. "Impossible. Where's my tower?" Mal asked furiously.
"It's gone Mal. It's gone for good," Mike smirked victoriously as he entered, much to Mal's anger.
"How were you able to push that button? I had that reinforced so your puny arms could not penetrate it," Mal asked angrily.
"I'm not half as weak as you think I am. It's time to end this," Mike glared at the evil alter who smirked fiendishly.
"Very well," Mal said with sadistic glee, "This should only take ten seconds." Soon, Mal and Mike charged at each other fiercely and began punching and kicking each other with so much ferocity.
Meanwhile, at the top of the volcano, Mike and Mal were having such a gigantic fight that Mike's body was thrashing itself violently much to everyone's horror.
"What is he doing?!" Owen asked in concern.
Heather stood in front of Cody protectively.
"Surrender already, you peon!" Mal grunted angrily as Mike's body continued to thrash violently.
"N-never!" Mike said confidently as he continued to claw at himself.
Noah gasped at the scene. "Mike's fighting Mal for control of his body!" Noah realized.
Inside Mike's mind, Mal tackled Mike down as the latter struggled to get himself off of the evil alter.
"Look at you, so pitiful and pathetic!" Mal hissed viciously, "You were a fool to challenge me. It's not like your friends will ever forgive you for this. How will they see you now that they know I exist?"
Mike seemed to be in thought about Mal's words but chose not to let them get to him. "I won't let you win this!" Mike raised his foot to kick Mal in the kiwis, causing Mal to release him from his hold out of instinct.
Mike pushed Mal back and began punching him, trying to keep him down but Mal did not look like he was giving in.
Back at the top of the volcano, everyone was anxiously watching the fight unfold.
"What are we gonna do?!" Sadie said in horror.
Sky seemed to be in deep thought before smiling. "We have to rally Mike on! Show him that he's not alone in this!"
"I'm on it," Shawn nodded before speaking up. "Mike! It's me, Shawn! I just want to let you know that no one is mad at you about Mal's actions!"
"All of us are logical enough to separate Mal from Mike. It's just common sense!" Noah smiled encouragingly.
"We're all rooting for you to kick Mal's butt!" Eva added happily.
"We know you can do it," Ella encouraged.
"Mike! I just want you to know that you're my best friend and I can't imagine life without you! I know it may seem rough in there but please, we all have your back!" Sky said encouragingly.
Back in his mind, Mike smiled warmly as he heard this and Mal got up, all tattered and beaten. "Those nobodies… are idiots. I'm a part of you and they WILL see that!" Mal cried out in fury.
"You're wrong Mal! You may be a part of my mind, but everything you ever did was all you and no one else!" Mike spoke in determination.
"You always wanted me to rely on you. To make yourself feel important. That desire turned you bitter and hateful and led you to who you are today. You wanted me to feel scared and feel I needed you to be tough, but guess what? I have friends up there. Friends who have stuck by my side even when they learned my disorder before I could properly confess, friends who stuck by me even if they voted me off in season one for the others' behavior, and friends who still stay beside me despite everything you ever did to me!"
Mike's body began glowing white, and for the first time in Mal's life, he felt genuine fear in his eyes. "No… you can't do this to me. No one will ever cross you with me in charge," Mal pleaded desperately, "I'm a part of you."
Mike just narrowed his eyes. "That's true. I can't get rid of you, but I can seal you enough to where you can never cause this much trouble EVER AGAIN!"
Soon, Mike used his hands to shoot a powerful white blast which Mal tried to resist but in the end, it was hopeless and he was blasted into the deepest corners of Mike's mind.
"IT'S MY TIME!!!! MMMMIIIINNNNNEEEEEEE!" Mal cried out in horror as his voice faded into the distance.
Back at the volcano, Mike opened his eyes and grabbed his head. "Wh-Where am I?"
"Mike! He's back!" Ezekiel cried out happily before Topher stopped Ezekiel from going to help him up.
"Wait, this could be a trap," Topher said sternly.
"Let me try something," Duncan told the group before whistling 'In the Hall of the Mountain King,' and all he got was a blank stare from Mike.
"It's really me guys. I swear," Mike smiled encouragingly.
"Mike! You're back!" Sky cried out as she embraced the comedian, to which Shawn, Noah, Dawn, Ella, Sadie, Lindsay, and Cody were all quick to join in.
"Guys, I am so sorry about everything Mal did," Mike apologized profusely. "I should have told you all about him after last season, but I thought he was no longer a problem and-"
"It's okay. We know you never meant for this to happen," Shawn smiled at his friend.
"I promise. I won't forget to let you all know about my problems," Mike pledged.
"Great to have you back," Chris said with an unamused look on his face, "but can one of you toss your sacrifice in the volcano already?"
"The one next to you," Topher told Mike as Izzy dragged her dummy. "If you toss it in the lava before Izzy does, then you win the million dollars."
Mike and Izzy locked eyes, then he grabbed his dummy and both ran as fast as they could to the edge of the volcano.
Quickly forming a plan, Izzy slid to a stop and hurled her dummy. It flew through the sky like a bullet, and moments later, it soared into the lava unceremoniously, and aside from a small splash-back that the Peanut Gallery quickly dodged, nothing happened.
"Oh yes!!!" Izzy boomed. "I won! I won! I won!" she cheered, jumping up and down in glee.
"And that's a cool million for Izzy," Chris told the audience. "The winner of Total Drama World Tour!" The contestants all applauded and cheered for the winner.
"Way to go, Izzy!" Owen cheered out loud.
"Nice job, eh!" Ezekiel clapped his hands.
Chris opened up the briefcase for Izzy, who marveled at the dollar bills inside. "It's so beautiful!" she exclaimed as she took the briefcase and hugged it tightly.
"You worked hard for the money, Izzy," Mike said as he walked over to congratulate her. "I'm just glad to be back in control again."
"You're welcome, and stay you, Mike," Izzy shook hands with Mike.
"Ohh, you didn't throw any pineapples in the volcano, did you?" an unfamiliar voice asked, the camera panning right a little ways just as two elderly Hawaiian men in flowery skirts and leis walked up.
"There are signs everywhere!" the other said.
The camera cut to the Peanut Gallery all stepping away to show several signs with crossed-out pineapples on them.
"Oh yeah," Chris said blankly. "They really ruined the shot, so we put the human wall there."
A third old Hawaiian man came over to reveal another sign. "Don't you know what happens when pineapples meet lava?"
It was then that the volcano shook and rumbled, a long-distance shot of it showing a few reddish streaks forming along the outer edge of the crater.
"Uh-oh," Chris said, gaining the camera's attention as the volcano was shaking, "Didn't see that one coming. Anywho," he chuckled before taking a deep breath and yelling "RRRUUUUNNNNNN!"
The volcano was shown from a distance again, the smoke billowing from the top turning into a full-blown eruption of fire.
Back at the top, the three Hawaiian men went running back towards the path down, followed by Chris, Izzy, Mike, and the rest of the contestants as lava began to cover the screen.
It parted as the scene cut to the base of the volcano, the former contestants running and screaming across the beach as flaming rocks rained down from above and the lava took over the screen again.
"See you next season I guess," Chris said as the camera cut to him as fire continued to fall. "Maybe with a whole new cast, 'cause let's face it – these guys are probably gonna melt," he laughed.
"Until next time," the host said, his voiced strained as the scene cut to him standing up in front of the sky. "I'm Chris McLean, and this has been Total! Drama!" The camera zoomed out to reveal that him and Chef were now aboard the old Boat of Losers, but the host's outtro was interrupted by a sudden object. Both men looked up, and one of the rocks, entirely on fire, was shown rocketing towards the boat.
Chris and Chef ducked to either side as it landed, punching a hole in the ship with its crash. The Boat of Losers began to sink, and the rest of the cast treading water nearby laughed as the two adults went under.
Their mirth was short-lived, however, and quickly turned to terror and they swam away screaming as large flaming rocks started raining down upon them once again, and the footage cut to static.
(Roll the Credits)
The shot featured flaming rocks hitting the ocean and whatnot. The rocks caused some splashes, but they weren't big enough to fully cover the screen.
The camera panned to the right to show Ezekiel Clone on his raft. A big smile formed on his face as he drank his coconut and watched the lava explosion. Noticing the camera, he gave it a wave before it faded to black.
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2023.06.02 00:31 minxfebreze how to figure out what i want to do with my life after high-school?
i graduated high school about a week ago. it was an ok public school, not perfect but i cherish it. i've always been a pretty high-performing student and i finished about top 3% of my class out of nearly 400 other seniors, although i wouldn't say i learned too much (especially during sophomore year where i was fully at home because of covid. i barely remember anything that i learned back then). outside of academics, i was running this little satire page themed around the school and i dabbled in a bunch of shit. but, i never took a step back to even think about what i want to do with my life, because i found it too scary to even think about it when i could stay in the temporary comfort of not doing anything about it, instead drowning myself with the time-consuming workload of my challenging academics and my aimless extracurricular activities. and so i did and inevitably the end came. now the structure in my life is gone, the biggest distraction i had is gone. the little rigor i had to wake up early is gone and now my sleep schedule is starting to drift again. now that i dont have any bullshit work to do or extracurriculars to worry about, the pressure is on to figure out my life. but instead of actually properly researching things i currently keep numbing myself with distractions: videogames, youtube, half-assed music production... the numbing works until i go to bed and remember that i'm slowly wasting my life by not doing anything about things and then my stomach fills with anxiety. either that or during the day, my family will ask me questions about college, whether ive looked for more scholarships, whether ive done x or y important thing i should be doing. sometimes it'll escalate and my dad will confront me, rightfully, about how i havent done anything and he'll order me to do the things that i probably should be doing, like researching majors and nearby college costs. right now im not doing that, im fully aware. the only reason i'm not numbing myself right now is because i saw a video for one of those self-improvement channels on my recommended, got scared by it and scrolled away from it (because it looked like one of those videos that would address the issues i'm struggling with right now), then forced myself to find it and watch it and push past the fear not that long ago. like literally less than an hour ago.
my memory isn't very clear but leading up to August (you know, the month where most college applications open) last year, i was pretty damn scared because it felt like i should try things out and apply but i didnt know anything. and i should have researched things about the process and assessed myself to figure out what majors to look at, but i never did out of sheer fear. i was just completely paralyzed because of how scared i was at this whole situation. that and, like i mentioned, my coursework and extracurriculars distracted me too. i was even more scared in October when the federal application for student aid opened — so scared that i didn't even try to fill it out until a few months ago.
i'm sorry for that huge wall of text. my question is now: how do i figure out my life? rather, how do i figure out what i want to do with my life after high school? after applying to some (but not that many) scholarships (most of which i applied for last minute because the guilt of not applying was crushing me), ive been offered a bunch of money for my nearby community college. it's not that much — $5.7k — the college's website states the average cost of attendance for a full-time student attending the fall and spring terms last year was nearly $16k, but i don't know if that includes whatever financial aid they offer the students based on need.
aside from that, probably the biggest hurdle is i don't even know what i want to major in. i don't know what i want to do, or what i want my life to look like in the future. i don't think i even know what my values are in the first place to even answer all the common questions that have popped up in my desperate google searches of how to figure out what to do after high school. my indecision led to me being so paralyzed by fear during college app season that i didnt apply, except for one last-minute application that got cancelled because i didnt truly know if i wanted to go to that university anyway. i could list a bunch of things i've done but i don't know if i'm good at them or if i enjoy them:
- i'm pretty decent at video editing, having done it since i was way younger. i've edited gameplay videos, put together footage and put graphics on top of it (for my satire page), and i recall making one video — it was this mock infomercial — where i had to make a basic prop, get footage of it, make graphics for it, get my friends to voice act in it and edit everything together. i was satisfied with the result and i think it's the best video out of all of the videos i made for my satire page. it wasn't even a video in the traditional form of all the other videos i made for it, which consisted of just footage with graphics on top and satirical text about the story.
- music. i love listening to music (although i suspect it might as well be another way for me to procrastinate) and for a long time i've used DAWs like fl studio, ableton and renoise to make some. i made a bunch of stuff throughout middle school and high school, and i even made an album. i composed a track for a state-level contest and i won the highest award. but, not only do i not feel like a career in music is a stable one, i don't think my music is that great. im stuck in this loop of having a thousand plugins and instruments and only making short loops and never touching them again. the last thing i did was make a drum loop that i was proud of because i learned how to mix the drums then added some instruments then made a reference track out of it just so i can listen to it outside of software.
- ive worked a lot with things relating to image manipulation. i use photoshop a lot. ive used it to make all sorts of things: mock posters, logos, collages, cutouts of artworks, etc. i've worked also with illustrator and some other software. i recall that one project i did for school was a fake medicine product, where i designed the packaging in illustrator (which took forever but i was very proud of because of how it all looked in the end) then printed it out and folded it into a box.
- i've done several things regarding videogames. namely i reverse engineered this one game i really liked, after having learned a lot about it (mainly from speedrunning and just playing a lot and researching it despite it being obscure) and i made some mods for it where i replaced the sounds and textures with my own. then i made this custom debug menu for the game where all i had to do was use a tool that allowed me to write my own code (C#) and i could just inject it directly into the game. and the last thing i did was i managed to reverse engineer the game back into an Unity project file (yes it's a Unity game) and i exported it to Android and i was going to make an Android port but haven't made progress because i dont know how to program mobile controls.
i just don't know what it means that i do these things, though. does it mean i should pursue careers relating to these things? i don't know if i enjoy video editing; i was gonna participate in a contest where we had to edit a music video together using the raw footage of it but i was demotivated, but i don't know if i was just demotivated or if im genuinely just not cut out for it. i dont even know what the jobs are like and i dont know how to find that out.
i don't know if i want to do music, like i said because music seems so unstable if it were my only source of income. but i genuinely don't think i'm that good. should i pursue something if i'm not that good at it? how do i assess myself?
about the game, i don't think programming is my thing either. i dont know what it is, i just don't know if i could handle more complex stuff, because what i did for the game was pretty straightforward; i just programmed an UI using a GUI system that Unity comes with, then I learned how to add buttons and stuff to it to manipulate the ingame variables and other stuff. if i want to learn how to make mobile controls for an Android port of the game, that'd take actual programming, and i tried to look it all up and i was so overwhelmed that i dont know if i can do it. maybe i can, but it'd take a while. tldr: i never thought about what i wanted to do after high school and now that high school is over i could either not think about it and keep wasting my life away or try to think about it, but i don't know where to start since i never tried to truly find myself. how do i assess the things i've done and decide what i could do with them, whether i should go to college, if i should go anytime soon.
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2023.06.02 00:29 Desperate-Smile-4579 TIL a funeral home in Michigan has a drive-thru. You can view the deceased through a window and pay your respects. There is also a registry book and a memorial box for dropping off cards
2023.06.02 00:24 Iron-Phoenix2307 The Skri
On Altias, the Skri is an event known by the people of Aryos and is a feared event. It is said in their stories of old that the Skri are a swarm of evil spirits and lost souls that are cursed to bring the rains through the heavens for eternity. They ride through the sky on dark clouds that stain the horizon.
They are said to come at night when there is not a sound can be heard, or a scream can be ignored. The winds from their bodies is said to have leveled mountains and shifted seas. Their screams cannot be unheard and their glowing eyes have driven great men mad.
Yet should your home be left open to them, a Skri may just find themselves in the shadows of you're home. A simple window ajar, a gate unsecured, or a door unfastened makes no difference to the Skri.
You may not see them but you feel them, their gaze from the shadows stops you dead and the breath on your neck sends shockwaves down your spine until every hair on your body stands alert like the pikes of a great army. Yet you know if you see their eyes; those icy rings of dead fire, you will certainly die and join that cursed army. So you stand there frozen. You can't turn around. You can't run. You can't stop that hand on the square of your back. All you can do is breath and listen to the sound of silence.
Yet you're thoughts are not with you, but the children. You're child hides under a blanket while the winds cry and they shutter as something crawls in the window they didn't close all the way. The shadows dance from beneath their door, yet you can do nothing. They close their eyes, they feel those voices tingling on their skulls as if they were inches away, they hear the floorboards creek and the bed shift and bounce as something makes its way to them. A whisper of wind in their ear that sounds almost like you're voice tries to reassure them, tells them to open their eyes.
Yet the wind dies and the night falls silent again, the eyes no long peering at you and the hand on your back gone. Yet the night again breaks with the cries of parents with children's rooms now vacant. All you remember is the screams of the Skri, and the quiet terror of the night.
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2023.06.02 00:24 flirtyglitter This fucking sucks
OK I'm about to scream. I stepped out to go to the store to get groceries and when I reach for my wallet in my purse, it's gone. So I ask the cashier to wait a second and I go through my bag again and it's just not there. I'm embarrassed and step to the side to go through my purse and then tell the manager that I think my wallet was stolen because I know I put it in my bag and now it's gone.
Then this lady comes up to me and tells me that she found a wallet outside the store and asks me if that's it. I say yeah, open it up, and everything money related is gone, my cash, my debit card, and my credit card. They left me my ID, my insurance card, and the funeral card from when my grandmother died. Thanks a lot, by the way.
So now I'm strapped and I check my balance when I get home and of course, my funds were stolen. I have to contact customer service and wait who know how long until my money is replaced? I feel like I'm going to scream. I fucking hate New York. I've lived here my whole life and it's trash central. Fuck me.
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2023.06.02 00:24 plantiee I made a big mistake and am trying to convince myself that I’m not a bad mom
I made a huge mistake. While packing my nine month olds backpack for daycare, my vape must have slipped out of my hand or fell in somehow and I didn’t catch it.
I took him to school as normal, and about 10 minutes after dropping him off I received a notification from his school that they found something in his backpack and they needed me to come pick it up and they were letting me off with a warning.
My phone literally fell out of my hand. I couldn’t believe what I had just read. I immediately knew that it was my vape. I sent my infant to school with a vape in his backpack. I am completely mortified. I feel like the worst mom ever. I don’t know how this could’ve happened or how I didn’t notice.
I can’t imagine what his daycare teachers think of me and I hope they’re not judging me too harshly. But I understand if they do. I just feel so irresponsible and guilty. I just want to cry I can’t believe I did this.
I am my son’s primary parent and a first time mom it’s usually just me and him. His dad only comes home on the weekends, so 98% of our lives daily responsibility falls on me. I’m overworked, overstressed and under appreciated. I feel like the Tasmanian devil just spinning in circles all the time trying to keep up with everything. I should’ve known that an accident like this was going to happen if I didn’t slow down and get more organized.
I guess I’m seeking advice on how to recover from something like this. Has anyone accidentally done something similar? I know I can’t be the only one, but I just feel so terrible. I know I shouldn’t be too hard on myself accidents happen, but this was a big one and it could’ve been very dangerous. I’m so upset with myself I just don’t know how to move forward. Will I forever be the mom that brought her kid to school with a vape in his backpack? I sure hope not.
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2023.06.02 00:23 tables_04 My parents made me lend my car to my brother, and then told me I shouldn’t have lended him my car
So my brother is a real piece of work, who treats everyone like trash when he doesn’t get what he wants. (I wonder where he gets it from?) Early last month I was in class, and got a text from my dad asking if my brother could borrow my car. I told him no and that I didn’t trust him with my car. I text my mom, and she tells me that I can drive my dad’s car, and that my brother would refill my car. My dad’s car is the only car that my current wheelchair can fit in, so my car hadn’t been driven much these past few months.
I decide that I’m going to take advantage of this, in order to help pay off the bit of credit card debt I’m in. He borrowed my car for 13 days, trashed it, and left it with less than 1/4 of a tank in it. I tried addressing this with him, and he told me that he didn’t owe me anything.
So at this point, I print off an itemized bill. His total was 200 hundred something dollars, which would’ve payed off all my debit. His interest rate for not paying was 10 cents per day. I even put a note that, enterprise would’ve charged him at least 650 dollars for the two weeks he had my car. My mom signed it and everything was fine.
My brother gets home from work and rips it up. So I take the initiative to remind him diligently that he owes me more than 200 dollars. At one point I bring it up with my mom, who tells me to “get in line.” At another point she went as far to tell my “don’t let people borrow your stuff then.” I didn’t give him permission to borrow my car. I told him no. Also any ideas on how to force him to pay would be greatly appreciated. I’m headed off to college in the fall, and would appreciate not having credit card debt.
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After a grueling five-year-long wait, Marvel fans everywhere will finally be able to return to the animated multiverse with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The upcoming sequel's predecessor requires no explanation, as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse not only ensnared audiences and critics alike but also caught a prestigious Oscar win with a Best Animated Feature award. With "New York's one and only Spider-Man," Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), now becoming a household name, fans of the first film eagerly awaited the day they could see young Miles swing into the Spider-Verse again.
Thankfully, the wait is almost finally over, as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will return to screens soon. This time Miles will not only be reunited with Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld) and Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) but he'll also be introduced to an entire multiversal society of Spider-people created and led by a particularly pessimistic variant of Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac). Though some of the other variants in this secretive organization view Miles as a nuisance more than anything else, they'll have to learn to put those apprehensions aside if they hope to save the multiverse from an all-new terrifying threat. As the release date for the sequel to one of the most celebrated Spider-Man films ever made crawls closer and closer, here is precisely where and how you can watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse when it premieres this Summer.
If you’re like just about everyone else on the planet who saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018 and loved it, you’ve probably been waiting for the sequel. You won’t be waiting long, as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is finally coming out in 2023, a full five years later. It’s been a long wait but by all indications the film is going to be a blast for fans of comic book movies, Miles Morales’ version of Spider-Man, and this new animated franchise featuring the iconic webslinger.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is one of the most highly anticipated animated superhero films of 2023. Serving as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), this upcoming installment promises to continue the exhilarating adventures of the Spider-Verse. Fans from all around the globe are eagerly awaiting its release. In this article, we will provide you with all the essential information on the film's release date and how to watch it online from any country, ensuring you don't miss out on this exciting cinematic experience.
This is especially true for many superhero films, which are often tied directly to specific streaming services. Disney+ and HBO Max - now rebranded as MAX - often house the new streaming releases for the MCU and DCU respectively, usually releasing anywhere between 1–3 months after theatrical release. However, with a film like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the situation is slightly different given Sony's lack of a dedicated streaming service, here's where to watch and stream Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse online.
When Is the Release Date for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?
When Is the Release Date for Spider-Man: Across thMiles, Gwen, Peter, and several dozen other Spider-people will be swinging into action when Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse premieres on Friday, June 2nd, 2023. This almost undoubtedly gives Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Flash a run for their money as the biggest superhero movie event of the Summer. Spider-Verse?
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theatre on May 30, 2023, and is scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on June 2, delayed from an initial October 2022 date because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As of now, the only way to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is to head out to a movie theater when it premieres on June 2, 2023. You can find a local showing on Fandango.
Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait for it to become available to rent or purchase on digital platforms like Amazon, Vudu, YouTube or Apple, or become available to stream on Netflix.
How to Watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
There's been no official announcement regarding Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's streaming release date, though we know it will eventually be released on Netflix, rather than Disney+ or HBO Max.
In terms of which of the streaming giants Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released on, Netflix will house the film upon its streaming debut. While again, Sony does not have its own dedicated streaming service, a deal was struck in 2021 between the studio and Netflix. The deal, stating that Netflix would stream Sony's films after theatrical release, was penned for 5 years meaning Across the Spider-Verse is part of the arrangement.
While Sony's Spider-Man content is also streaming on Disney+, due to the collaborations between Sony and Marvel Studios in recent years, Across the Spider-Verse will be a Netflix release. While the deal struck between Marvel Studios and Sony may extend to this film, Disney+ is only allowed to begin streaming Sony's Spider-Man releases upon their release on Netflix. As a result, Netflix will be the first streaming service that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be available on after its theatrical release.
Because it’s airing on FX, you can of course fire up Into the Spider-Verse via FX Now. But in addition, the animated flick is streaming on both fubo (which offers a free trial and has cord-cutting plans starting at $74.99/month; sign up here) and DirecTV (which also offers a free trial and has cord-cutting plans starting at $64.99/month.
Is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in Theaters?
Not only was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse the subject of rave reviews, but it also pulled in some gargantuan levels of cash at the international box office, with a final tally that quadrupled the film's ninety-million dollar budget. With incredible success like that, it's only natural that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse would also be taking advantage of a theatrical release. That is the case, as the upcoming film will be exclusively available in theaters when it premieres on June 2nd, 2023.
When Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Be on Streaming?
The Spider-Man franchise is in a pretty interesting place regarding streaming. The various films of Sony's franchise have typically been scattered across multiple services. That said, following a historic deal between Sony and Disney, the many stories of Peter Parker and beyond are now available on Disney+. This includes the original Sam Raimi trilogy, the first Amazing Spider-Man film, and, starting mid-May, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Venom. Notably absent from the Disney-streaming platform so far are The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Morbius, and most significant of all, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Some of the films are not currently available on the service because Sony has pre-existing partnerships with Starz, as that's where most of the absent films are available to stream. That is except for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is instead only streaming on Fubo TV and FX Now.
If Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes to Disney+ before Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's theatrical run concludes, that would make the House of Mouse's service a likely contender for a streaming release. However, Sony has also historically partnered with Netflix for streaming releases. Up until recently, that's where Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was available to stream, and Sony still brings their other big releases to the service, like Bullet Train and The Woman King.
When will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse be streaming on Netflix?
Sony Animation’s big new Spider-Man movie is about to hit theaters and will be headed to Netflix (at least in the United States) later this year. For a prediction as to when and a bit more about the new movie, here’s what you need to know.
As we covered in 2021, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be headed to Netflix as the service gets both Sony’s animation and live-action content via a first window deal struck in April 2021.
The deal stipulates that all Sony theatrical movies come to Netflix in the first window, which at a minimum, is 120 days after its theatrical release date. If it arrives exactly 120 days after, it’ll be streaming from September 30th, 2023.
With that said, given how big this movie is, we may see it release a few weeks after the fact. Either way, we expect the movie to be available between late September and November 2023.
Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Be Streaming On Netflix?
Yes, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is coming to Netflix approximately in December 2023.
In 2021, Sony and Netflix signed a five-year deal that gave the latter exclusive first-pay-window U.S. streaming rights for Sony Pictures titles after their theatrical and home entertainment windows. Fans can expect to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Netflix six months after the film’s theatrical release, thus in December 2023. The date seems reasonable considering that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped on Netflix on June 26, 2019, six months after its U.S. release on December 14, 2018. The pay-one window usually begins about nine months after a film’s theatrical release, but it might start earlier in particular cases.
Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Be On HBO Max?
No, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will not be on HBO Max since it’s not a Universal Pictures movie. Last year, the company released its films in theaters and on the streamer on the same day. However, they now allow a 45-day window between the theatrical release and the streaming release.
Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Be Streaming On Disney+?
Yes, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is also coming to Disney Plus approximately in 2025.
Once the pay-one window runs its time and Netflix’s exclusive rights expire, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be available on Disney Plus. The pay-one window might last as long as 18 months, which means it will be a while before Disney Plus subscribers can watch the much-anticipated sequel. Unlike in other countries, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse isn’t yet available on the Disney-owned streamer in the U.S.
American fans will have to wait until 2024 to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and at least until 2025 for its sequel. We will update this post once there is an official Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Disney Plus release date.
Is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Available On Hulu?
Viewers are saying that they want to view the new Marvel's animation movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on Hulu. Unfortunately, this is not possible since Hulu currently does not offer any of the free episodes of this series streaming at this time. It will be exclusive to the MTV channel, which you get by subscribing to cable or satellite TV services. You will not be able to watch it on Hulu or any other free streaming service.
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There are a few ways to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse online in the U.S. You can use a streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video. You can also rent or buy the movie on iTunes or Google Play. You can also watch it on-demand or on a streaming app available on your TV or streaming device if you have cable.
When Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Be on DVD and Blu-ray?
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will likely be coming to DVD and Blu-ray around the same time as the streaming release. With theatrical films, on average, coming to streaming sooner than ever (usually ninety days after theatrical release), we'll likely see Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse get a DVD, and Blu-ray release no later than Fall 2023.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Cast and Characters
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was written by Dave Callaham, Phil Lord and Chris Miller and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. It stars the following actors:
The following cast members are confirmed to provide their voice talents for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man
Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman
Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis
Luna Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales
Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man
Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ohnn / the Spot
Issa Rae as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman
Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar / Spider-Man India
Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart “Hobie” Brown / Spider-Punk
Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099
Greta Lee as Lyla
Rachel Dratch as the school counsellor
Jorma Taccone as Vulture
Shea Whigham as George Stacy
Andy Samberg as Ben Reilly / Scarlet Spider
What is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse About?
Returning with many of your favorite characters, including Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, Peter B. ParkeSpider-Man, and of course Miles Morales as our primary Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set one year after the events of the previous film. Miles (Shameik Moore) is coming into his own as Spider-Man when he is unexpectedly approached by Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) with an extraordinary opportunity. Does Miles want to help a team of Spider-People, led by Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) protect the multiverse from the terrifying threat of a man known as The Spot (Jason Schwartzman)?
Obviously, Miles is going to say yes, setting him up for an adventure that will expand this movie’s concept of the multiverse in every possible way. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse promises tons of new characters and worlds, without losing sight of what people have come to love about this particular Spider-franchise.
Miles Morales has become a massively popular Spider-Man, and you can be certain he’ll be at the center of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s chaotic blend of action, comedy, comic book aesthetics, and large-scale science fiction. It seems more likely than not that Across the Spider-Verse will be the biggest animated release of 2023.
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2023.06.02 00:20 Gorotheninja Rule
2023.06.02 00:18 FalconPrestigious342 Was this medical malpractice AND what can I do?
I was dealing with lumbar and thoracic issues with my back and went to a pain management doctor to get trigger point injections. The doctor administered these while I was standing up. I was positioned standing with my 2 hands leaning on the exam table. During the injections, I had a vasso vagal response and fainted, falling forward and then backwards, hitting my head on the door knob as I fell. I went home even though they told me to go to the ER to get my head checked out. I was feeling awful and just wanted to get home. I think I was a little concussed as I had a horrible headache for the next 24 hours.
This happened in January (now June). I started developing a lot of neck pain and stiffness. a LOT - it would radiate down to my shoulder. My trapezius become unbearable with pain at times. I was able to get a cervical MRI done and it actually came back clean - all discs were in tact. Nevertheless, I could barely move my neck at all.
The neck is slowly recovering with physical therapy and I also received a facet block injection at a couple of levels and am hoping that works. Now, here is the thing - my insurance will only cover 8 more physical therapy appointments, at which point I will have to pay out of pocket. Remember, I was already going to PT for the lumbar and thoracic issues. Is there ANY way to approach this pain management company and ask them to cover my PT visits for the neck since I do believe they are the ones who caused the issue. I think I should have been sitting during these injections. In the doctor's report, they put I was in a 'sitting position' during the trigger point injections which upset me a bit - not sure why they would lie about this and I find it suspicious. I thought about calling the office manager but I am not even sure if they are the person to ask and I am also not sure if they would respect any request of mine without legal representation.
I still see this doctor so I do not know if that is an issue and I have wanted to bring it up but did not want to open a whole can of worms. All I really want is to get better and not to get stuck paying $160 twice a week for PT visits. I feel as if that is reasonable. I feel as if the doctor is good at their job but still made a mistake when giving those injections and having me stand. I have already lost time and a lot of quality of life. I missed out on family gatherings, etc. I have lost sick and vacation days at work as well. I don't think I can get that stuff back, but it is just FYI.
Any and all help or advice is appreciated!!! Have a great day everyone.
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2023.06.02 00:17 deathsquishy safe to unplug and replug fridge?
So we moved into an older home during the fall, and with temps on the rise now we brought out a couple window swamp coolers, including one in the living room. unfortunately we found out the living room is on the same line as the basement, and that the breaker trips whenever we have the cooler and the dryer going on once. we also have our entertainment center in the living room with a few gaming consoles, but even with them turned off, it still shut off. we do have a mini fridge in the basement as well, and because the dryer is actually a washedryer combo that uses a standard outlet instead of the weird shaped ones washedryers usually have, so it's in the same outlet as the mini fridge. it's easy to see how it all is a little too much at once, i didn't think they'd be together. my thought then is to unplug the mini fridge in the basement whenever we run laundry, as all we keep in it is alcohol anyway, so it's not like we have any food in it that will spoil. however i know absolutely nothing about fridges and i know there a ton of different wives tales and contradictory advice about unplugging and replugging fridges, so i want to double check this is safe first.
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2023.06.02 00:16 rach56878 How do I lose weight without falling back into previous disordered eating habits?
I’m 21F, 5’6, and 160lbs. Over the last year and a half, I’ve gained 15-20lbs from entering into a healthy relationship. I would like to get back to my happy weight of ~140lbs without falling back to my scary habits when I was younger.
Growing up, I was always on the heavier side of the healthy BMI range (~145-150lbs at 5’5), but compared to most of the super skinny middle schoolers around me I felt really self-conscious. So in high school, I started trying to lose weight by tracking my calories and doing the whole CICO and TDEE thing. I was restricting to 1,300 calories a day and running 2-3 miles and doing 1 hour of youtube workouts every day. I lost about 25 pounds in less than 5 months, but the calories thing began to completely consume me. I would beat myself up so bad if I ate 100 calories more. I incessantly measured everything and would even be tracking my calories in my calculator because I couldn’t use my phone in classes. It was most definitely unhealthy and I had a horrible relationship with food. I was 125lbs and looked great, but I was struggling so bad internally.
I was finally able to break out of that mentality by going on vacation where I finally loosened up and began enjoying food again. I slowly gained back ~15lbs, but plateaued around ~140-145lbs for the next four years. I wasn’t actively trying to lose weight during that period, but I was still roughly counting calories in my head every day (no app usage because the app made me obsessive).
However, in the last year and a half, I got into a very happy, healthy relationship, where food became a really important factor. I’ve always loved to cook and have had a great appreciation for trying new foods. My partner is the same so the two of us went a bit overboard in the last year with trying new restaurants and recipes. We eat very healthily, but too much in quantity, which caused me to gain weight. The other problem is that I’m a social eater and because my boyfriend eats so much more than me when we eat together, it makes me want to eat more too (and I do). But frustratingly, he has stayed largely the same healthy weight and has even unintentionally lost some. That coupled with my significant weight gain has made me feel really horrible about my body. I don’t feel the same anymore and have lost a lot of confidence. Id like to lose these extra 15-20lbs ASAP, but I want to do it healthily. However. I’m worried that whatever I end up doing, I’ll fall back into old unhealthy habits and become obsessive again. Any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
To add, I’m currently semi-active, but I’m hoping to be more active now that I’ve graduated college. Right now, I average about ~5000 steps a day and do Pilates a few times a week at home.
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2023.06.02 00:14 Vivid_Guide7467 Extra large tip
2023.06.02 00:12 bl33pbl00p1856 True DT experience
Not sure if this fits here, as I don’t drink anymore, but I thought you all would appreciate my experience with DTs.
I saw a few comments and posts about experiences with Delirium Tremens and thought I’d share my own experience. I share this as a tale of caution to anyone on the fence of medical detox. If you’re unsure, just go to the doctor.
My experience was around 4 years ago, but I remember much of it vividly. It’s hard to have an absolute timeline of how things went down, but I’ll just provide a brief overviews of how things went as I remember them.
I had been drinking heavily for about 5 years at this point, with one 2-month break about a year prior to this experience (that had been made possible by a medical detox). I was 23 when this happened. I stopped drinking cold turkey as I didn’t want to tell anyone around me how much I had began drinking again (people knew I was off the wagon, but not to the extent). I’m honestly not sure exactly how much I was drinking, but it was easily over 40 drinks a day (and sometimes MUCH more, when coupled with cocaine especially).
The first couple days included the normal sensation of fear, anxiety, sweating, etc.. that comes with detox. Also the shaking. My entire body was vibrating - my eyebrows, lips, arms, legs, all shook uncontrollably. This eventually subsided. Many of the negative detox feelings kinda went away. I started feeling better. I actually went to the gym! The first sign of things being amiss? They were playing dubstep style music at the gym, which was unusual for the local ymca (spoiler: they weren’t playing dubstep). I then noticed when driving home that if I turned the dial on my radio to 0 volume, the song “Sleep Now In The Fire,” by Rage Against the Machine played. When I got home, I noticed all the fans in my house were playing classical music, various symphonies by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and so on.
Things began to ramp up from here. I started seeing people coming into my house, but I couldn’t understand why these strangers were here. I could talk to them, smell them, shake their hands. A bunch of gangsters appeared in my backyard and were threatening to enter my home and kill my family. Luckily, my friend set a bomb attached to the fan in my room that sat on my window sill. This caused them to think twice before entering. Soon enough, I found myself alone in my room with the door shut and people were banging on my door. The police were outside telling me I had to come out. I KNEW they had backup outside. Hundreds of officers stood outside my room with their guns drawn, helicopters swirled overhead shouting for me to leave my room. My mother begged me to open the door. Finally, I open the door and it’s just my hallway. I return to bed and my girlfriend is with me.
My girlfriend clearly knows something is going on, but I haven’t come clean yet (at least, I don’t think I have). She urges me to sleep, but a goat-demon at the edge of my bed keeps running his hands over my body and pulling on my legs. Eventually, I tell my gf we need to move into the living room. We start trying to sleep on the couch, but soon I realize the living room is filled with tiny toy-like horror creatures. Spiders, bugs, misshapen dolls, goblins, they all are crawling across the floor and walls and slowly moving towards my girlfriend and I on the couch. That’s when I notice that a lamp-demon has been pouring kerosine on my gf and I. Right as he flicks the match towards our soaked bodies, I grab my gf and jump off the couch. At this point she is pretty freaked out. The lamp-demon turns towards us and starts shooting balls of fire at us. I grab my gfs hand and yank us out of the way. I begin dragging her around the house as bats continue bombarding us with fireballs. Finally, my friend who lives with me hears the commotion and comes downstairs. He flicks the lights on and all the hallucinations subside. I’m back to reality for a moment. I tell them what was happening. They both tell me I need to sleep.
Things continue to escalate. Eventually I realize I’m on the set filming an upcoming Transformers movie. I’m an extra and my role is to hide behind this bush and hold the dog near me tightly to my body as a large dam ahead of us will break and water will come rushing out. I keep missing the cue and eventually the scene is shut down because of my mistakes. I return home and 3 girls from the set appear at my house. They demand payment for the $1800 they should have been paid for my ruined scene. I chase the girls out and they all proceed to hide around my house and backyard. At one point I’m climbing through my neighbors bushes as one of the girls taunts me onwards. My neighbor comes out and asks WTF I’m doing. My friend appears and explains to the neighbor he’s going to take me inside. My friend again tells me I need to sleep.
Next, I’m on another movie set. This time we’re filming for a new Star Trek movie. I’m on a conveyor belt that slowly leads to a pool of boiling lava. I asks the other actors if the lava is real and they tell me it is. We maybe acting, but we’re really going to die. I freak out, but I can’t move. I’m glued to the conveyor belt. Right as I fall from the conveyor belt towards the lava, the door to my room opens and my brother enters. I return to reality for a moment. When did my brother get here? I’m back in my room. He tells me to sleep.
Continued in comments because it’s too long!
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2023.06.02 00:10 dope_danny What is your most hated story resolution trope/mechanic?
Example: Magic the Gathering has had this villain faction basically forever called Phyrexians. Long Story short a scientist trying to perfect life created this oil that infects people and turns them into "compleated" monsters of twisted flesh and machinery. In the most recent sets of the game the whole big narrative was "They have figured out how to breach the multiverse to go and compleat every world".
The set would go on to have a lot of complaints for its story. A lot being reliant on the rumour they only have the license from the Tolkein estate to print their upcoming lotr magic cards for a certain time period and they needed to cut this Phyrexian arc short. In general however it just felt extremely rushed and seeing things including literal Gods get compleated really set up a nightmare "how do they fix this?" status quo change.
Many thought it was a new lasting paradigm, the good guys on the backfoot in a star wars episode 4 kind of deal. Others thought it was going to end in one big thanos snap to destroy the universe for a new one. Regardless what we got was my most hated narrative resolution mechanic: Mothership Wi-fi
If you've never heard the term you still probably know what it is from an example in some media you've consumed. The enemy force is too big to wrap up in one shot and put a bow on it, but wait! in the last minute we find out -or worse it just happens- that if you take out Thing then everything else deletes itself!. In this case they cut off the Phyrexians home world from the rest again-along with the head of their defacto leader and this "renders the oil inert without a command signal" and all these beloved characters turned into gigerbergs? they just fall over. Great success, you have prooved the justice of our culture, go and rest now heroes!.
It sucks. I hate it. Not just in this instance because this "command signal" was never mentioned in the last 30 years and is outright disproven in earlier cases of the oil infecting worlds unconnected to Phyrexia but any instance. Its a cheap, lazy way to try and wrap up a large scale event neatly just for the sake of rolling credits and of any way to wrap up a story its absolutely the one i'll roll my eyes at the most.
But thats me. For others its stuff like "It was all a dream and now they are awake" or "the villain wasn't really dead and in one last jump scare kills the protagonist just as a last fuck you" or something.
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2023.06.02 00:08 NBAjjchamberlain NBA Finals 2023 - Five Strategies to Watch
This year’s NBA Finals is already historic. The Heat are the first play-in team to claw their way out of a 44-38 record and 8th seed to land themselves in the NBA Finals. The Nuggets have never made a Finals, had the best record in the battle hardened West and the city is absolutely stoked. What are NBA heads saying about the series? What are fans around the world hoping to see? How are coaches going to keep these ballers away from Denver’s number one trending story of the year: Shotgun Willie’s Gentleman’s Club, which infamously siren songed the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant into stacking cash on every inch of the private dance room? Slap a booty and get ready for the last NBA basketball of the year.
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1 - How to stop Nikola Jokic?
The two time MVP is having yet another killer season. He’s been, arguably, the best player in the playoffs of all time. He’s averging a triple double on 29.9 points, 13.3 assists, 10.3 rebounds and around 1 block and 1 steal per game. This guy can do it all and has undoubtedly contributed to the Heat coaching staff’s lack of sleep. Luckily the state just decrminalized a fanny pack of plant based drugs that may help.
Everyone knows how much the Heat love running zone defense. Can the zone even stop Jokic? Doubt it but the Heat are going to try. They run a fluid 2-3 zone which can flow directly into a 1-3-1 formation. The Heat need to pack the middle of the floor and push Jokic to the sidelines on the pick and roll using their 1-3-1. If the Heat can keep Jokic out of the middle of the floor that limits his options on the center-point guard pick and roll that he runs to perfection with Jamal Murray. Look for easy rebounds and putbacks on the weak side from Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr.
Can the Nuggets outshoot the zone? Damn right they can. Will they? We’ll see. The Heat run out and defend every single three point attempt. They held the sharp shooting Boston Celtics to 30% from 3, down from 37% during the regular season. However, this series may be won from the three point line if the Nuggets can run and the Heat can get Butler into the lane for kickouts.
2 - Who can guard Jimmy Butler?
Aaron Gordon most likely. We will see if he’s too slow to stay in front of Jimmy. If Butler still has that nagging injury he’s been battling the past two series that will help out AG. There are a couple bodies that the Nuggets can throw at James Effin Buckets. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is an underrated defender with sneaky strength. Reggie Jackson is rusty but used to be able to defend at a high level. Bruce Brown has the heart of fiesty chihuahua but he’s too small. Jamal is too small too. We’ve all seen what Jimmy’s done to smaller guards, he’ll bully his way to the lane and make defenders look stupid with his pump fakes, footwork, interior passing and little chip shots. If Jimmy gets stuffed this series, who will show up for the Heat?
3 - Malone vs Spo
Erik Spoelstra has solidified his standing as one of the greatest coaches of the era, possibly all time. This will be his 6th NBA Finals since taking over the reigns from Pat Riley in 2009. I have no doubt that Spo has some tricks in the bag and having the Godfather on speed dial doesn’t hurt either.
But Malone is no stranger to NBA legacies. His father Brendan was an assistant for the champion Pistons in the late 80’s and then again with the Knicks Finals run in 1999 and the Reggie Miller Pacers in 2000. Michael himself was an assistant during LeBron’s first Finals in 2007. So he does have some experience here in the promised land.
This coaching matchup will come down to, you guessed it, in-game adjustments. Each coach’s ability to change on the fly will be crucial to finding the weak points in each other’s schemes. Every possession will matter in these games. Look for Malone to push the pace with his crew and try to get some quick transition buckets before the Heat can set up their defense. Jokic excels in the rebound-and-go game. In the half court, Malone will try to move Jokic around to different points on the floor and it will be especially interesting when he puts Joker back to the basket in the post. He has the passing, vision, strength, length and creativity to be dangerous that close to the basket.
Spoelstra on the other hand will walk the ball up, play through Butler and try to swing the Nuggets defense from side to side. Expect him to set up Duncan Robinson and Max Strus on the wings where they can be dangerous driving or shooting the three off the Butler-Bam Adebayo pick and roll. Kevin Love can still knock down an open jumper and may have some post move tricks up his sleeve. But he’s so old he can’t even drive a golf cart anymore. Love can be another big body that Spo can put on Jokic to give him different defenders.
4 - Bench Scoring - Who will shine?
The bright lights may burn the bench guys but some will bask in the glory. Kyle Lowry is due for a big game after struggling against the Celtics top tier wing defenders. The Nuggets don’t have the bench defense to hold down all the Heat shooters so we will see a game won by a Heat backup, like we’ve seen in plenty of games so far this playoffs.
The Nuggets bench has issues. Jeff Green is too old. Christian Braun is too young. Reggie Jackson and Thomas Bryant have yet to work their way into the rotation. DeAndre Jordan is a mascot. However, expect some decent minutes from…Vlatko Cancar if the Heat bench is outperforming Green, Brown and Braun. Cancar can guard Love and Robinson. Really this Nuggets bench goes how Bruce Brown goes. If he has a hot game on both ends, the bench looks unstoppable. If he withers like a winter flower then the Heat bench will dominate like they’ve done all year.
5 - The crowd, the altitude, the experience, the refs
Intangibles. The stuff numbers can’t measure. The Nuggets crowd will be loud, fired up and intense. The Heat crowd, not so much. They’ve been spoiled over the years, show up late and leave early. They do wear the white shirts though which looks nice but makes the empty seats even more noticeable.
Do players play worse at altitude? Short answer, yes. Long answer, it depends. The altitude will effect the Heat at the beginning and end of games. The biggest concern is dehydration which means keeping the Heat out of the club and focused on basketball. Heat culture will play a big role here with everyone, top to bottom, 100% ready for each game.
The Heat have much more experience in the Finals than the Nuggets. They have two NBA champions in the rotation in KLove and KLow, three if you count the corpse of Udonis Haslem. They also have a few returning from their 2020 bubble Finals against the Lakers where they lost a heartbreaker to an Anthony Davis fall away three. This grizzled Heat team will be angry and hungry but what else is new? Their Finals experience may end up being the overriding factor in this series, especially among the coaching staffs. The Heat will stay calm and collected even with the intensity through the roof.
Finally, the NBA’s middle management, the refs. Who does the NBA want to win? What will revenue more? This is a coin flip. With the Lakers, Knicks, Celtics and Warriors all on the couch, gone fishin’ or 1-2-3 Cancunin’, the refs will likely call this series as even as they can. A Jokic ring would be the icing on the cake for Eastern European basketball which hasn’t ever had an MVP champion.
So who ya got? The Nuggets in 5 seems like a solid bet at +225 against a hobbled Heat team. But if the Heat push it to six and get back home expect them to finish hard and force a game 7. Heat in 7 is +1000 and it’s tough to bet against them the way they’ve defied all odds.
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2023.06.02 00:06 RoohsMama Dammit, I became a TedBecca fan after rewatching the finale!
Too be clear, I was never a TedBecca fan.
I hate it when we’re supposed to assume that the two main characters will fall in love. So I was vehemently opposed to Ted and Rebecca being an item.
They’re chalk and cheese. Rebecca is sophisticated, refined. Ted is folksy, unworldly.
When Ted baked biscuits for Rebecca, I was like “that’s just his way of sucking up to the boss.”
When Ted defended Rebecca against Rupert: “yeah, Ted hates a bully. He’d’ve done the same for anyone.”
When Ted comforted Rebecca after Rupert embarrassed her at the fundraiser: “I wish I had a friend like Ted.”
When Rebecca comforted Ted after his panic attack at karaoke: “I wish I had a friend like Rebecca.”
When they made it seem like Ted and Rebecca were communicating on Bantr: “fuckit, writers. Ted and Rebecca are not compatible! Don’t pretend that Ted can write those profound quotes.” (As it turns out yes, he didn’t.)
When Ted and Rebecca gave Christmas gifts to kids: “man, Rebecca looks like an ice queen while Ted is Santa’s elf.”
When Ted sang to help out Rebecca at her dad’s funeral: “yeesh, don’t ruin Rick Astley for her, Ted. You definitely ruined him for me.”
Whenever Ted or Rebecca reached out to the other but somehow the other was incommunicado: “thank God Ted ran off/Sassy was there/the phone fell in the river.”
When the prophesy made it look like Rebecca was choosing between Sam or Ted: “what the-! Those are both workplace relationships! Neither! Neitherrrrrrr!!!!!”
Finally, when the writers trolled us with Ted waking up at Rebecca’s place, I nearly burst an artery. “What the hell, writers! These characters deserve so much more respect then just hooking up! What is wrong with you?!?” I was so relieved when I saw Beard appear in his red thong.
I was so happy when Dutch guy (whose name we find out is Mathis) appeared in “Sunflowers”. I fervently hoped it would be him. This is what “fucking lightning” looks like. In one episode, Rebecca and Mathis had more chemistry than Ted and Rebecca in 3 seasons.
Then Rebecca bade farewell to Ted at the airport, and by golly, Hannah Waddingham’s performance was so good, because I felt her anguish. Rebecca loved Ted, but with such a pure love. They brought out the best in each other. They understood each other’s pain. They supported one another and together, created a winning football team.
This is the guy who forgave her even when she tried to humiliate and destroy him. He sought ways to cheer her up and make her feel worthy of love and respect.
In return, she never lost faith in him. We focus on how the Richmond team believed in each other, but we don’t mention how much Rebecca believes in Ted. Even when they were losing, she never thought of firing him. She was the first to see his panic attacks and the first to see him through.
In that final goodbye, I became a TedBecca fan, but not in a romantic way. I want to see more of this pure, beautiful friendship. I want to see Ted doing “biscuits with the boss” every day and trying his best at girl talk. I want to see Rebecca drumming some sense into Ted and preventing him from being too whimsical. I want to see them grow old together as only the closest, dearest, most heartwarming friends do.
Sadly, I don’t think Ted will feature in any possible spin-offs. It’s a pity because it’s not often that we see such a beautiful platonic relationship.
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2023.06.02 00:05 Trxgedi-_- Firework suggestions?
From CA, and plan to head to Red Apple and Outlaw in Pahrump, NV to pickup some fireworks this year on wholesale. Last year ended up taking a trip to NM and spent about $1300 on individual fireworks (I know what you are going to say LOL). Taking it more serious this year, and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on which fireworks to pickup from either location or suggest a new location.
I've done research on both stores, and already have a list made, just wanting to hear or see if I am missing anything that I should get/replace.
Red Apple American Gory Spectrum Night drive Geisha Thank you for your service Moons Lit af Tiki box Sky fall Merica Giant Panda Hybrid Lunar Rianbow Cattack
Outlaw Junkyard dog Jive Turkey Home skillet Yankee doodle dandy hood billy fear of god unabomber Everything but the kitchen sink go stupid Pack big city fountain pack
Appreciate the feedback
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2023.06.02 00:03 nicolo013 Bio course suggestions for FA23
I am a EAP Reciprocity student from Padua, Italy, and I'll spend next fall at UCSD! The last few days have been a little intense trying to make sense of WebReg and pre-authorisation requests, but I'm still extremely excited about this opportunity!
So far, I have enrolled in BIEB 146 and BICD 140, two courses that I'm required to take by home university (Biotechnology major). As for the other two courses I need to choose (I am required to complete 15 or more units) I was hoping you could help me choose between:
BIEB 152 - Meyer; BIPN 102 - Reyes Gonzalez; BGGN 213 - Grant (BIMM 143 is full already but I am very interested in bioinfo).
BIEB 152 and BIPN 102 final is on the same day (BIPN 102 also has two midterms), while BBGN 213 final is on the same day as BIEB 146.
Last but not least, do you think 4 courses will be doable? I have good time management skills but I'm still concerned
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2023.06.02 00:02 Yousaidthat I.. don't think I'm the first one to wake up anymore...
So. I don't really know how much time I have left -- but I'm hoping I can maybe find someone else who has experienced this before ... or maybe just warn others. Before this week, I'd never had any kind of mental health issues beyond the odd bout of anxiety or depression. No history of anything severe in the family either. This all just... came out of nowhere.
So on Tuesday morning, early -- like, before 7 or something, my partner woke me up with her usual morning routine. Shower, sink, etc. etc. Nothing out of the ordinary - Usually I have my roll around the bed in existential denial and then get up to brew us some coffee. Now, I obviously fit in my denial roll but when I tried to sit up... it happened.
My dog, a small little dachshund, started growling and snarling viciously. At the same moment... it was like I lost forward motor function in body. Everything gave out in my back and my head hit the pillow. I lost consciousness. I don't know how long I was out but when I woke up, I had several texts from my partner with varying levels of concern ...basically just telling me to go to bed earlier tonight so I can get up and have breakfast with them the next day.
Weird... but forgettable.
But that was just how it started.
Because the next day, it was basically the same thing -- stirring in the morning, rustle, rustle, roll roll -- sit up - dog growls - fall back to sleep. When I woke up, I had no texts at all. Shit, she must be really pissed at me. So I texted her right away.
"Hey babe! I'm so, so sorry about that! I don't know what's going on, I swear I came to bed at a normal time."
I sat there stewing for a second. That's when I noticed my dog was sleeping on the floor on the other side of the room.. well, not sleeping. Watching me. A chime from my phone --
"What are you talking about? You got up and we had breakfast together...We did a lot more than that lol. You made me late for work... you just wouldn't stop. It was hot though ;)"
I still remember the mixture of confusion, anger and...jealousy?? that hit me immediately. All the obvious questions hit me and none of them had any reasonable answers. What was going on with me? Was I going into a miniature fugue state?? But what kind of fugue state lasts 2 hours? It fucked with me... hard, that first day. I didn't want to worry her but I knew it was going to be hard to keep it from her.
So I had an idea. I would try recording myself. I've got a small nanny cam from when we had someone dogsit (i know, I know) and I placed it inconspicuously on top of one of our shelves so it would catch my attempt to sit up. I wanted to see if it looked like anything was giving out in my back.. or even how long I stayed asleep. I just had to make it through the night without weirding out my partner too much... which turned out to not be an issue. She was all over me when she got home and, honestly, we tired ourselves out. I meant to do some sort of prep-work or something before the next day but honestly I just passed out.
And when I woke up I had 5 text messages from my partner.. and instead of it being 10 or so in the morning, it was almost 6 in the evening. My chest and body were burning with... scratch marks... all over them. The room was chaos. Bed sheets strewn around and dressers knocked over. I had dried blood all over my shirt and the camera was smashed into fragments against the far wall. I opened the texts.
"Why did you do that to me?"
"I don't know anything about that camera.. I can't believe you would act like such a psycho and not believe a single thing I told you."
"I don't think I can ever trust you again, Stephen. My brother is going to be by later to get my stuff. Don't even ask about Dobie."
The next two were from much later in the day. Tears welled up in my eyes as I felt my world come unglued.
"If you ever come near me again I'm calling the cops. I don't know what's happened to you but you need to seek professional help.. right away. I could barely keep my coworkers from calling the cops on you. What were you even trying to say?? Look I don't even want to know -- you need help."
At this point I was sobbing quietly into my hand. I felt so alone and completely unhinged. My eyes scanned the room for answers or explanations. They came to rest on something, finally, as I read the last text sent 20 minutes ago,
"Stephen... has Alex come by yet? He was supposed to be back an hour ago."
I haven't done very much since reading that text - I don't know what's going to happen next. I don't think I'm very good at hiding bodies.
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