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The accumulated rambilic narratives of a madman

2016.05.13 07:33 Varafel The accumulated rambilic narratives of a madman

A collection of stories, posted across the InfoNet, by the aspiring, illustrious author Varafel. Gathered and presented here for everyone's perusing privilege.
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2018.01.31 00:49 TomoChain

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2017.05.20 22:34 TheWalkingTroll Koi to Uso (Love and Lies)

Koi to Uso (Love and Lies) is a Japanese manga by Musawo.
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2023.06.04 23:24 Becolette I was bad at friendships in my teens/20s and now at almost 40, I think that I've missed my chance.

It wasn't until my early 30s that I realized how many messed up relationship patterns I'd created for myself. I have ADHD, anxiety, and depression and a slew of big T and small t traumas. All of this turned me into a lifelong co-dependent people pleaser - from my sorority in college to a failed marriage to an abusive narcissist and jobs where I saw the red flags but ignored them.
In my 30s, btw a combination of the right therapy, a great partner, lots (and loooots) of work on myself, and a healthy relationship with weed, I realized a lot of the friendships I was carrying were incredibly toxic and as I grew more comfortable with myself, the friendships shrank.
Now, I'm turning 40 soon and I feel better than ever about who I am and what type of friend I can be to someone and yet...it seems the opportunity may be gone.
We moved from a big city to a new state during COVID and I've made some mom friends who are a delight for sharing the struggles of child-rearing, but it never goes deeper bc they already have life-long friends from high school and college. We have some fantastic double-date couple friends as well, but same thing - stays very surface level.
I'm at a point now where I'm not sure how to even go about making meaningful connections anymore. Finding new friends via a hobby is tough in my small town, but that's the one avenue I keep pushing myself down. I've always had a lot of social relationships online, but as I tried to step away from social media validation and more into embracing the "real world", I've lost that touch point as well (no longer us FB, only scroll Instagram, deleted my Twitter when Elon took over). I'm scared to put myself out there for fear of repeating my same mistakes and patterns.
I guess I'm just sharing this because I'm lonely and I'm doing it all the "right" way. I'm going to therapy, I'm setting the boundaries, I'm an active and present partner and mother, etc. and it's only made me feel more alone. I don't want my old friendships back, but sometimes I do believe ignorance is bliss - even if I was a constant doormat, I wasn't the weirdo without any close friends 🤷🏻‍♀️.
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2023.06.04 23:23 Fit_Alternative_5910 Is it just me or is size 42 adidas and reebok small penguins jerseys are hard to come by in resale?

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2023.06.04 23:23 antwonjenkins First time back to skatepark in 20 years.

First time back to skatepark in 20 years.
Trying to get the hang of things again. Hit a couple little jumps, a few small grinds, and managed to get the courage up to drop into the 6ft half-pipe. My kid made a little video for me. Thought y'all would enjoy it.
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2023.06.04 23:22 steve_proto The cyclical narrative of 'what, why, how, and what then' Mr Smartie pants with a plan manifesto rev0.1 mk0.2

This one!
And this is definitely a 'please bare with me' production. Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.
So in the cyclical narrative of 'what why how and what then', the first of the two 'whats' comes first - which of course is absurd. As anything cyclical by its nature is not linear. Its cyclical.
And yet both time and narrative demands something comes first - it is of its nature, and as this is our time and our narrative, and as we are of nature too, then so will we. See?
It's ok that you don't see it yet buddy. That's one of the curses of these times - to think that we have to both understand and know what we think about everything straight away. It's ok to not get things from the get-go but keep going anyway. We have just forgotten that sometimes things don't make sense, until they do. It's like one of those pictures where you have to go boss eyed to see the dolphin pop out. And this is the very first lesson:
to have faith in this process before you.......
.....Understand it completely.
So the first what is what we got. The world we live in. Curators of the here and now as we are, we look out, here and now, and think to ourselves.....'what a shitshow"...."what a fucking mess." ....... And then we think to ourselves "But I dont know what to do about it" ! Or even worse; "i dont think there is any 'thing' that can be done about it. Because truth be told we mostly don't have any say anyways, and so i have long since given up hope that 'we' will ever be anything other than 'this current us''.
Is that about right?
Give or take?
So the first what of 'what,why, how, and what then' is what we got right here. Now. Today.
Keep coming with me buddy. We are getting there.
The why of that first what is because we are stuck in a rut. We are stuck in a rut of a cycle in fact. And I call the current iteration of this cycle 'Boom. Bust. Bang'.
And its cyclical narrative goes something like this......
As we look out at basically a whole generation of dead bodies, left in the wake of our 'we felt we had no choice', war, again, so finally those broken souls of us left behind remember, why, working together was so important. And then we do, work together, for a while, a good long while if we are lucky, until we forget why working together was so important, and so transition from working together to working against each other. Tensions rise, anger bubbles over and then eventually and for really really good reasons at the time, which is nearly now, (just sayin), we are left with no choice but to try to kill as many of each other as possible again. And also to rape and to torture as we go. And not forgetting the kiddies of course. Not forgetting what we do to the kiddies........ Because ........? ...... Until eventually realising what we have become..... And so in the wake of another generation of dead bodies (not forgetting that this is now our kids we are talking about!) , so we give ourselves an object lesson in why working together was so important in the first place! Again! And repeat..... is the general gist of it.
Again and again and again.
Round and around and around.
But because we allow ourselves to fight, so we never really learn, even though the pain it causes us feels like we should do. We dont. Actually.
'never again?' Or what about 'the war to end all wars?' And by our deeds, here, now, today, we will either uphold our grandparents truth, or we make liars of them all. And so we have to go around again.
Boom bust bang.
So the why of the first what is because we are stuck in a rut of a cycle!
We are stuck in a rut buddy. We all are. Together. Whether we choose to believe this truth is true, for us. Or no. We are. Hey ho.
The how in the middle of the 'why what how and what then' is how we deal with being stuck in this rut. What do we have to do to break out of this cycle?
REWRITE And how we do this basically boils down to us staring down the face of war, and then choosing peace. And so showing that we have learnt the lesson that this cycle has been trying to teaching us all along, with every iteration. That when we approach this bit in the cycle as we always do, as we are right now: The opening salvos before the blood-letting begins in earnest, we finally realise, that in this moment, we have to choose together to look beyond the fog of our mounting anger, to see clear through, to peer into, our near future, where there waiting for us, is then a choice to be made, together: But that we can only manifest this choice for ourselves, beyond the anger we are currently letting getting the better of us.
And so once broken through, we are then freed to skip the conflict all together, and go straight to lesson learnt this time.
And because we chose not to fight, so lesson actually learnt. This time. Actually.
Because we dont break the cycle, actually, we fix it. Actually. We heal it. By learning the lesson its been trying to teach us all together, all along.
Because this is our moment of choice in time to create, together, our moment to shine. But only if we come together to choose to see beyond that moment, tp find that choice.
But if we finally first realise it is a choice in time, in time, and then we choose to work together rather than choose to kill each other, which sounds obvious but redonkulously is not! - then we will have made our first conscious step on a whole new path together no less. The first step on a path towards the enevitability of our realisation, of the oneness of our humanity. A single caretaker entity within the wider framework of its host: Mother nature.
And your inner narrator may claim pipe dreams of a deluded fantasist! But i say i have a doable plan that puts us lot on this very path, and all it takes is just 3 months and one day for us to arrive at the end of its beginning, from start to finish.
Can you see the dolphin yet?
If we started this journey together here now today, we would have become these people already by early September 2023.
REWRITE And you say something like 'yea right Mr Smartie pants with a plan'. You make an interesting point about the cycles thing, but people are people, life is currently very hard, and everyone has more than enough to worry about already, without you heaping on guilt in a sanctimonious manner........ and perhaps you are getting a bit peeved at my presumptuousness to take pot shots at you, not to mention my crackpot optimism in a stoopid plan because I obviously fail to understand the intricacies of our current reality.
Something like that?
(wait) (aim for max emotion)
But the real tragedy, for us all, by your choice to choose to ignore my voice, is not if mine is the prattling of a prophet, or the waffle of a wally. Its because you know you can't allow yourself to find out either way.
And the real reason you wont look, friend, you can't look, is because you are too scared.
Scared of a future that you believe we, as we are, are no match for.
And you are right, as we are......
But we are all scared. Every sane person on the planet is scared. And this is the truth we hide from each other, but that we have to admit to each other.
To then begin to be able to confront it together. Before it becomes too late for our kids.
Doyasee?
But thats all it takes for us to begin this journey. To be honest with each other again.
Dear humanity. My extended family. Im shit-scared for a lot of the time at the moment. I am scared of what we are letting ourselves become. I'm scared that we are not confronting the reality of our ever changing future together, and im scared that we are going to hand down to our kids, a dying planet and a civilisation at war with itself.
I feel so scared and ashamed and alone with this truth we all know, that sometimes i cant stop crying.
And i believe we all hold the key, to unlock each other from this lonesome misery. And my plan specially aims to begin to heal us of just these ailments we currently suffer!
Alone.
Together.
And so finally, 3 months and one day from the date agreed we arrive at the final 'what then' in our 'what, why, how, and what then' Mr smartie pants with a plan ?
Well. What then?
Well, firstly you have to imagine what its going to feel like, being them.
MAKE THIS BIT COUNT
REWRITE Seriously, try it. Put yourself in September 2023. After we first realised we could choose not to have to fight, and so became the first people, in the modern era, to pull each other back from the brink of the global war that would make victims of them all. And these beautiful people have achieved all this with just a fledgling sense of unity, and a growing confidence in their ability to confront shit what needs to be confronted. Together. Now imagine their trajectory. And now look at ours. And then ask yourself how you would feel, being one of them! Imagine how we would all feel. Together! In September!
It's beautiful. You really should try it.
Imagine feeling good about being part of our humanity again.
To look out at us with hope rather than dispair.
To feel proud that we are trying to make it work again, to hand over to our kids, when their time to shine arrives, peace!
What then indeed!
Standing together at last as one humanity, beginning to understand the ever changing nature of our future, in nature, we will have replaced the conflict ever present at the end of this cycle and instead we will have laid the foundation stone of peace upon humanities common ground. And then all every generation that follows us has to do, from that moment onwards is maintain it! Tend it. Cherish it.
And if we do it right (which is just another way of saying we do it enough for each other and together and the best we can), then they can choose to never come back this far again.
We will give our kids that choice.
And our only time to choose our future together is now. Because a tomorrow will come soon enough when it will no longer be our choice to make.
And that is the cyclical narrative of what, why, how, and what then.
I've been Mr Smartiepants. You've been lovely. Thanks for your time. I know how precious it is.
StevieP July 22 and Apr 23. At the moment we are making our blessing our curse. Something that should be so beautiful that it feels worth celebrating, into something so miserable, and for so many, that it feels like depressed inevitability. I understand how you feel because i am down here with you. But the difference is that I'm down here by choice, so i can feel what you feel to try to work out the words to tell you in a way that you can hear that there is another way. And in a way so that you believe it. Because it's true. I want to show you we actually have a choice about all of this. Because we do. If i can only engage you enough with my magic picture words, for to then see that our unity can replace our despair and misery for long enough so that you will see for yourself, that hope is really real!
And i know how all of this redonkulousness makes me sound, as i know how hard this journey was for me, and if i had the smarts i would say all of this in a much better way. But i am just me, and these are all the words, like turds, wot i got. So hey ho. And towards the end we go.
Sorry!
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2023.06.04 23:22 DuBChiri Knee pain after a pop in knee

I'll give you a rundown of my situation: acl and meniscal repair on right knee at 18 years old. Retore meniscus 8 months later and doctor said he "smoothed it out" which after recovery gave me mostly no problem aside from discomfort with stairs and sitting. Knee would every couple months feel "tight" then I would pop it and feel relief with no noticable consequence. Also would get like a very light buckling, but I know it's because of weakness.
Fast forward to me at 24 years old and now I'm having problems. At the start of this year, I had the normal situation of my knee feeling kinda tight in the front and so I felt like I had to relieve it. I didn't do anything stupid like try to forcibly pop it with body weight or something, I just would do something like a quad stretch or quad isometric and the pop would eventually happen over the course of a couple days. Only this time, there was pain...bad pain. I felt a weakness in the back right of my right knee and pain around the portals where they did arthroscopy for my meniscus surgeries.
Eventually I also developed a terrible case of tendonitis in my ankle where my anterior tibial tendon felt like it was getting plucked like a guitar string and the posterior one would burn (all because of my flat feet which I mostly got rid of with tibialis raises...couldn't even do calf raises on 1 foot at first). During the 3 awful months of my knee and foot pain, the knee pain and discomfort eventually just...went away.
Fast forward to May and I was in the green for comfort. Stairs felt nicer cause I had better foot positioning and I made positive changes to my gait...well that didn't last long. I was sitting in a chair for multiple days for about 4-5 hours at a time, with occasional standing up and stretch just like I always would and I started getting that tightness in the front of my knee again.
So I did what any other idiot who doesn't take the "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" thing seriously and I decided to pop my knee. It's been a month and the pain, although not nearly as bad out the gates as before...it now hurts much worse at the portals in my knee and my knee feels unstable with a returning feeling of clicking in the back right of my knee.
I had an mri done when I had issues the first time and everything was mostly positive. Showed the partial menisectomy of my medial meniscus with no tears, lateral intact, everything else fine...except for a cyst forming in the femoral hole left after surgery. My ortho wasn't able to see me and his assistant kinda just...brushed it aside, even though I read it can cause problems.
I've looked at so many different reddit posts and such and I want to believe it's something like a patella tracking issue and probably just a strained IT band or lcl but I'm afraid.
I started implementing some of the knee over toes exercises I found on youtube. Split squats actually felt kinda nice, more tibialis raises, backwards walking and just tried those out for a couple days. I felt better and the knee pain just moving around started feeling better...then the tightness returned and pop goes the damn weasel...and it hurts like hell again.
I'll add more context of my condition for understanding. I have been terribly afraid to work out my right leg due to the injuries the past years and so at best I took up walking, but compared to my left knee, the strength (I cant do single leg body weight squats and I'm a little more wobbly doing single leg standing on my right) and stability is absolutely no where close. And I bought bands to try and give me low impact exercises FINALLY to mitigate that but I'm terrified of something being wrong again.
Tl;DR: I have pain to the sides below my knee cap where the surgery portals are, general muscle weakness due to fear of injury over 6 years, and clicking/unstable feeling in back right of knee where the IT band appears to connect. Recent mri shows little to no issues other than possible cysts formation in femur holes made for acl. Had almost no problems before first time either. Afraid and don't know what to do.
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2023.06.04 23:22 Zealousideal_Math626 M/28 F/25 What would you do?

Boyfriend borrowing car for work lately, told me he was “working” yesterday but we live in a small town and he was spotted heading back from another area when questioned and pressed finally admitted to taking my car 45 minutes away to hangout with his buddy and said he didn’t ask cuz he knew I’d say no to taking my car. Now he wants to borrow my car again for work this week and I feel as if I should say no because he disrespected and abused me allowing him to use it in the first place and lied to me which is a big no for me and im actually questioning whether I’ll continue this relationship, he was lying while I’m the phone with me saying he was like going by certain areas in town almost home and creating excuses after excuse as to why it took him so long, it was scary how well he just lied to me like that.
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2023.06.04 23:21 Cribeartiven Is it possible to do 3d scan with a phone that are usable

Hi guys i have 3d printer and iphone and ipad woth lidar scanner i would need one small piece to scan and 3d print it i tried many apps but it always came out very bad it made me come up to the conclusion it might not work as it is presented?
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2023.06.04 23:21 mortifer612 Tree ID?

Tree ID?
There is a business behind my house with a fence on the border. On their side, growing over the fence to partially stretch over my yard, is this young tree with strings of small green balls. Right now the tree is about 12ft tall or so. Can someone help me out with what this tree is? I have young children, and it would be good to know what the like berry like things are. Thanks!
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2023.06.04 23:21 LifeIsWackMyDude I hate how much I gain when I cheat

I started IF around December. Starting weight at 235, goal is somewhere around 130.
Fasting is pretty easy and I'm seeing results. But I'm absolutely mad at how if I cheat it, mainly due to needing comfort food after something bad happens, I lose so much progress which is in no way proportional the amount of food I ate during the cheat
I just finished college and literally the day before I was set to drive home, my dog died. I was fasting when I heard and I just wanted to enjoy something to feel even a tiny bit better. I was around 205. I ate a single serve bag of garlic pretzels that I was originally planning to munch on during the drive. Googling the packaging says its about 350 calories. That's it. That's all I had. I weigh myself and BOOM I'm 211! how
And this isn't the first time it's happened. I've cheated before and whenever I do no matter how small it is, if I eat anything during my fasting window I will gain at least 2lbs. It pisses me off because weight loss has been fairly slow as I haven't been able to exercise regularly during school. So I understand it's not going to shed off instantly. I'm just upset about how I've been at it for 5 months and only 20% towards my goal. All because I wanted to enjoy a snack during the wrong time of day.
I just hate how apparently 350 calories = 5lbs of weight. And yeah I know water weight is a thing but I weigh myself every day before breakfast. If I fast, I'll lose between 0.2 and 1lb a day, with some days where I'll "gain" only to shed it off again even though I consistently fast.
It doesn't help that people think I'm lying when I explain my eating habits and whatnot. CLEARLY I'm not telling them about the massive cheesecake they just know i ate because its impossible to gain 5lbs with 350 extra calories. I know with all the stuff going on in my body it's weird and for whatever reason, counting calories does not work. I was told to stay under 1300 a day and I couldn't do it. I was constantly weak and dizzy from how hungry I was. But noooo obviously I just need to ear less and exercise more because it's impossible to lose weight by eating 2000 calories but fasting for 20 hours apparently
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2023.06.04 23:21 newbie40JE Snakeskin Identification

Snakeskin Identification
Hi! I ran across this snakeskin today near Lake Lanier, a large lake about 40 miles NE of Atlanta, GA. Can anyone help me with identification? Thanks!
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2023.06.04 23:21 DowntownAfternoon449 Looking for people to vc with on discord right now [chat]

Hello, I am looking for someone to vc with my friends and me on discord.
We have a small discord server, like 2-3 and we are 19-21 years old.
We are nice and sometimes funny
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2023.06.04 23:21 skalchemisto Understanding massive recruitment of AI - is my economy so bad?

I'm playing the Tier 2 scenario Shattered Kingdom on normal difficulty for reference.
I thought I was doing well. I had made it through most of the game, was besieging one of the Iron Emperor's cities. I had my own 6x6 stacks of troops around it. And then, roughly 4 turns in a row, the Iron Emperor shows up with his own 6x6 stacks. I could fight off the first 3 turns simply by slightly better unit quality, experience units, and the fact I am a human being. But the shear volume of soldiers he was sending at me was crazy. Here is what seems really weird: he was showing at the bottom of the army ranking this whole time.
My questions:
I accept that I am not a good player at this game, but the ludicrously fast recruitment speed OR the fact that the AI seemed to not have to pay upkeep for all these troops OR both...I am at a loss as to what I could be doing differently to keep up. This is only tier 2 normal difficulty, I can't imagine what higher tiers/difficulty look like.
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2023.06.04 23:21 figiro Coolant leak on top of engine

Coolant leak on top of engine
2008 jeep wrangler 3.8L. Wondering where the coolant might be leaking from. So sings of head gasket failure. Small puddle near intake manifold
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2023.06.04 23:20 DarkKirby14 Pizza Tower #15: The Animatronics Get Wild At Night

hello everyone, DarkKirby14 here and with me here today is the next edition of Pizza Tower. Today, Peppino will now go to the 5th and final floor which is near the end of this adventure and the first level will be Don't Make A Sound, and this jump scare central but Peppino will have to brave it
https://youtu.be/GTjL54h8w1A
playthrough to this point: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4019v4jZh_kIkL7jOSGXZLBUfoTpuVWH
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2023.06.04 23:20 DarkKirby14 Pizza Tower #15: The Animatronics Get Wild At Night

hello everyone, DarkKirby14 here and with me here today is the next edition of Pizza Tower. Today, Peppino will now go to the 5th and final floor which is near the end of this adventure and the first level will be Don't Make A Sound, and this jump scare central but Peppino will have to brave it
https://youtu.be/GTjL54h8w1A
playthrough to this point: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4019v4jZh_kIkL7jOSGXZLBUfoTpuVWH
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2023.06.04 23:20 DismalRip6085 I think I’m a bad friend and I don’t know what to do…

Long time listener of the pod (since it’s inception!), however first time posting in this sub.
I’m just at a loss… I (24F) think I’m a bad friend, and I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think I deserve to have friends, and I don’t think I can handle another friendship knowing it’ll likely lead to a break up.
I’ll give you a little background…
Since high school, I’ve had no problem meeting new people and making friends. I’ve changed schools a lot, and every time I go somewhere new, I always find a “group” that invites me in and quickly becomes my close friends group… however, never has it lasted longer than 2ish years.
In my sophomore year of high school, I started at a new school and quickly found my stride… I made a bunch of friends (male and female), and was in a relationship with one of the boys in the group. Everything was going well for about two years, until I broke up with my boyfriend and all our mutual friends sided with him, because they had all known each other for much longer and we’re more loyal to one another… at the time, I was in a very small high school and couldn’t escape these individuals, and so I packed up and went off to a new school.
At this point I’m in senior year, and I meet another great group of girls at school. We hit it off right away, and I become part of their friend group. We’re friends through the rest of high school, and most of university, until a couple of years ago when my ex and I broke up, and he started dating a mutual friend of my friends. At first there were no problems, but my friend would often (unprompted) update me on what was going on with my ex and his new girlfriend. I was drunk one night and found out, from this friend, that my ex and the girl were no longer together… and drunk me texted him. The friend who told me they broke up was mistaken, and his girlfriend called the friend saying how mad she was that I texted my ex. The friend scolded me for this, and made me feel awful. I ended up distancing myself at this point, and unfortunately all our mutual friends disappeared. Again, they knew my friend first, so our group took her side and dropped me.
Around this time I started getting closer to a work colleague, and we started hanging out a lot and became quite close. Her cousin who was our age also became part of our little group. We became the three amigos, hanging out every weekend, travelling together, etc. That friendship lasted about a year, before all of us went our separate ways.
Finally, last year I met this girl through a group we both joined. We slowly started to get to know each other and overtime became close. We were quite different, but our differences seemed to compliment one another. Until… recently. We embarked on our first trip together, with another friend, and it didn’t go so well. I was frustrated, and she was too. When we came home, she texted me that “we’re too different and this friendship wasn’t made to last”.
Since then, I’m just lonely, sad, exhausted, anxious… I see that I’m not perfect, and that I MUST be doing something wrong considering I’m the one thing all these situations have in common, but I really don’t know what it is I’m doing that pushes people away and scares people off. I think I’m a good person, I’m kind and thoughtful, I will drop everything for a friend in need… I can attract friends, but I can’t hold on to them.
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2023.06.04 23:20 username112263 The Relationship between Comp and Apex's success

This tweet from Hal got me thinking: https://twitter.com/ImperialHal/status/1665373163977359360?t=yPZIlD448UC0KKACcxN8mg&s=19
I love Comp Apex as much as the next guy, I'm on this multiple times everyday like the rest of you, but I 100% disagree with Hal. The fact is, of the millions of people who play Apex only a small percentage care about the comp scene. Look at the numbers of this sub vs the main sub, 97k vs over 2mil, and that's only amongst the players who use reddit. The vast majority of Apex players, and gamers in general, are like my friends. They enjoy playing the game, but they could care less about pro players and streamers.
I understand a pro playestreamer wouldn't want to see it this way, but it's the truth. Streamers don't make games popular, games make streamers popular. The amount of people who watch streams and youtube content is dwarfed by the amount of people who just play the game and nothing else. I roll my eyes everytime I see someone point to stream numbers as a sign of a game's health, because the correlation is tenuous at best.
But hey, that's just my thoughts. Figured I'd share and see what discussion it'd bring. What's everyone else think?
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2023.06.04 23:20 TJP2002 Just in case anyone was wondering... the state of AI in relation to FOB in general

How long do you think before at least one attempt at an ai model of Patrick's voice, or a non-shitty example of an AI trying to do FOB, will happen?
Ive been looking into it, and my gut feeling for the answer is "A LOT longer than you would think!"
What do we know so far?
So far, in case nobody knew. This is where AI fob currently stands
Basically unless someone with the skills and the tech goes all in and sets out with the single minded goal to create AI fall out boy music or die? Weve got a LOOOOONG while to wait before this sub is banning AI content, unless the "I PuT fAlL oUt BoY lYrIcS iNtO AI iMaGe MaKEr aNd GoT ThIS", posts prompt it to happen early😂
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2023.06.04 23:20 spiffiesthippo [NEED ADVICE] Noobie dog owner with my SO moving in

Context: I adopted my dog in 2019 having never lived with a dog before, but always knowing I wanted one. I got him from a shelter in Chicago (PAWS) at 3 years old (he is currently 7), I was told he is a Mini Pin but I'm 99% certain he's a mixed Mini Pin with either Beagle or Jack Russell - I have not done a DNA test but it has to be one of those 2. He is about 16lbs, a small boi.
My dog is very closely bonded with me and is territorial with our apt. I live in a high rise in downtown Chicago and he will only bark at noises/people in the hallway outside my door. When we are out in the park, or at a friend's/my parent's place, or in the car, or literally anywhere outside my home, he never barks, is never aggressive, is not territorial, and is the most docile dog in the world.
Once we enter my home, he becomes territorial.
My girlfriend of 3 years is moving in with me this Summer and I need this sub's advice on how to help my dog see her as "part of the pack".
The two of them have known each other for years now. They can cuddle on the couch for an hour, and then out of nowhere my dog will start barking at her. Similarly, she and I will sleep together with the bedroom door open, and my dog sleeping in his bed near us most of the night, but when my girlfriend wakes up to go to work, he will start barking and lunging toward her.
He has never bitten her nor drawn blood but it's still a scary situation for her - and I completely understand that! I want to address this I just don't know what to do.
My problem is I don't know how to handle this. I tried crate-training him when I got him in 2019, but at 3yrs old, he was having none of it and clearly nobody tried to crate train him prior (the shelter didn't really know his history). In general, my dog is not food motivated and he seems too smart for his own good.
What I find odd is how he can be licking my gf's hands/feet/face one minute and literally become aggressive/defensive seconds later -- when NOBODY around him did anything.
Any ideas from this sub would be really appreciated. She moves in with me this Summer and I want my dog to see her as part of the pack.
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2023.06.04 23:19 TonyFckinStark I'm Probably Dying

It's really weird because at the beginning of this year I spent a week and some change at two different mental healthcare facilities because I was suicidal.
I finally got in a better place. I talk to a therapist weekly and I'm finally on medicine that works.
I graduated. My partner and I are happier than ever. My parents are so much kinder to me.
While my grandmother's dementia has worsened, we finally got her in a really nice memory care center and she's actually participating in activities.
And since she isn't in the house anymore my grandfather wants to move into a small place and give us their big beautiful house. We can finally stop living in our shitty apartment we can barely pay for.
And they wanna give me her car. It's a fuckin cadillac.
I've never had good luck, my girl is the one who always has but it's felt that way for a bit.
Except the fact that I've been having problems with my heart. I knew I was feeling a bit tired and weak but it didn't realize how bad it was.
I won't get into it, but it turns out I have pulmonary hypertension. It's different than regular hypertension and is kinda rare. Especially since I'm 27.
The pressure should be around 12-20 mm hg. Mine is 76 mm hg. That's severe pulmonary hypertension.
I have a right heart catheterization coming up and I feel like we've all been acting like once they get in there it's just something we can figure out and some medicine will fix it.
But I know its not good. I have a feeling in my core.
The disease is incurable and progressive.
I just am really sad for my partner. We are fucking soul mates. Like...made for each other type shit. We've been together 11 years and married for two. She is my favorite person in the whole world. I'm trying to stay strong for her, but if I go she won't make it. They'll have to keep an eye on her 24/7.
So I guess what I'm asking advice for is how to accept that you are dying while also being strong for your partner?
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2023.06.04 23:19 ObjectiveFishing8123 What makes BCBF2 such a good story?

I recently just played through it for a 3rd time because I know the community seems to rate it very highly, but I just don't find nearly as enjoyable as my personal favorite BF3, or even BF4. To me it just seems like another " Bad Russian man wants world domination" story.
So I ask you, what makes it so memorable for you? The map design, the story, the gun play, the characters? Help me understand. The only things I personally found good or memorable about the story was Aguire being on Kirilenkos side and being shot by him. That and I like the South American setting.
It's worth noting that I only played the first 3 missions of BC1 before losing interest.
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2023.06.04 23:18 aabb12321ba Sunny rooms in downtown Manhattan

Sunny rooms in downtown Manhattan
Room A - $1300 - The one with Full size bed with built in closet.
Room B - $1400 - The one with Twin size bed
***Room may be unfurnished or furnished (additional fees apply) at the time of your move-in date.
Two sunny bedrooms for rent on the 5th floor next to the F train subway station ( 1 minute away) in Manhattan Chinatown LES. Also a few minutes away from the B, D, M, J, Z, N, R, Q, W and 6 train. Citi bike, M22, M15 and M9 buses nearby. The environment is quiet and suitable for students or singles. Come with a large window, furniture and bed frame per the pic. Rooftop with great views and laundromat around the corner! 3 blocks away from the South Street Seaport which provides beautiful views of the two bridges and is perfect for a sunset jog or stroll. Also steps away from tons of art galleries, parks and overall amazing vibes the people and the neighborhood have to offer! AMAZING location. Less than 5 minute walk from TRADER JOES, TARGET, Fine Fare Supermarkets, libraries and the new Regal Cinema. Located near the popular 169 Bar, JaJaJa Kiki's, Clandestino, Mission Chinese, Scarr's Pizza, Forgtmenot, Clockwork Bar, Beverly's and much much more!
Require no smoking, clean, quiet and responsible person! This apartment is a typical old walk-up apartment in Chinatown. Air conditioning, electricity and gas are not included. Proof of income is requested. Please tell me a little about yourself. I would need your ID and references. When replying please include a small bio describing your work/personal schedule and include social/ linkedin links. Prefer long term with 2 months notice (60 days, first of the month) if you decide to move out. 1 month deposit required.
Email for more photos.
If this post is still up then the room is still available. Thank You.
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