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2023.03.26 10:43 linkenski To me the "Choices Matter" factor was always about the illusion of choice.

I think largely the whole recognition of the franchise as being "About having choices that matter" is, but was always, overestimated by fans, especially when it comes to the ending. As in, I don't even think that the ending's primary mistake is to not land the story in a way where all choices mattered.
Every game in the series actually runs linearly in many ways. Mass Effect 1 has a beginning, middle and ending that's the same but with granular changes here and there. Mass Effect 2 also has a beginning, a lot of disjointed middle missions, and an ending that is largely limited to the same plot happening in the same way, but they emphasized choices to great effect and emotional impact here. Mass Effect 3 is more like ME1. It has a beginning, middle and ending where the narrative flows through the same dramatic swings, but deceptively, 3 actually has the biggest branching variance to its middle, whereas the ending is more like ME1 where it's the same almost no matter what but a few granular flip-switches are set and others are not.
What really pissed many off was how they were still somehow expecting all the choices they had made previously to determine the kind of ending they would see, and then realizing that no, none of that really happens but you get the A, B, C choice and that's it. If we pretend Extended Cut was always there (how many LE players saw it), we can at least admit that ME3's ending has as many variations as the Suicide Mission combined with the original endgame's granular changes. It's not as emotionally impactful to see slideshows of choices you already made, as it was to see a character live or die in the Collector Base, but there's actually a huge number of factors going into both the content of the speech in Extended Cut (all 3 speeches, but mainly the Control one) and what the slideshows depict. A great reminder of how your entire journey turned out, in summary.
The thing is, a lot of what made us care about any of this happened because the mainline plot's writing is strong enough and through its context, the side-chapters and characterization of the cast, and detail of its world was strong enough just in pure writing skill that it felt real, and that made you feel invested. If you removed all choices and damn near picked any branch of narrative, even largely the Renegade path, as the "only" outcome, all 3 games would still be compelling.
Admittedly, the way you select who Shepard is, their gender, the romances, the save-import between the games and fun optional interactions and branching side-quests all made us feel like we mattered in the game. That's what I personally love about choices; it's the interactivity of the story as a video game, where the player is put into the driver's seat. However, in the end it really is just a series of granular decisions that provide an alternate spin on the same scenes that almost everybody see. I think that's not a weakness, even though there were disappointing choices in particular (Rachni Queen, anyone?).
I just think largely what compelled me about Mass Effect was the impression that I was being made to choose things, and that the moment that I do I'm seriously considering the ethical dilemma of things, and the personal opinions of the characters I cared about in making a choice. And largely, that's also the things they capitalized on: Whether the choice itself was "Paragon" or "Renegade" because Mass Effect is a tale about Morality, even the final choice where they fuck with you by throwing subversive ambiguity about what characterizes something as renegade, paragon or... green (lol). But more effectively, the characters often end up having comments that tell you what that character would've done in your shoes, and through that they explored the other themes of the clash between alien cultures, and things like honor, pride, psychology etc.
They used choices as a storytelling tool, not as a way for the player to "make their own story". However, marketing people LOVE stuff like that. If you wanna blame anyone for misleading you into thinking Mass Effect was 100% gonna be your own individual story, that's because BioWare and EA marketing people were pushing that narrative. Even Casey Hudson, ending-lies aside, was never really that adamant in interviews that the entire narrative would form around your decisions. He emphasized the great way that having choices would impact the sense of cinema and action they were going for, and ultimately Mass Effect is just a form of interactive cinema, and that's what its choices were made to support.
TL;DR: People don't always appreciate Mass Effect's choice systems for what qualities they actually brought, by over-focusing on "outcome" instead of the values the choices in the series did provide: Themes, moral dilemmas, character opinions, and the feeling that you were in control as you had to consider them.
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2023.03.26 10:43 changexd Is there a tool tracking releases of infrastructures/cncf projects?

Recently, as the product grows, more infrastructures are being added to existed tool stacks, since we are a very small team and right now most of the infrastructures' version are not synchronized, I was quite scared of missing out big updates, then I suggested my team start having "release reviews" each quarter to see what have been updated or deprecated and discuss on whether to upgrade. I know that to start implementing such routine, we'll need to start tracking releases of tools and compare with current version in used, luckily ArgoCD supports sourcing from different repos right now, so I put all the infrastructure together with application sets and wrote a tiny script that basically runs like this.
  1. project repo, name, category, current version in used and latest stable release are manually listed inside a google sheet document
  2. script pulls from sheets and getting information either from github or artifact hub
  3. if versions are newer or different, it will then be updated back to the sheet and a slack notification will be sent to the channel tracking releases

I was wondering if there's any tool that works similarly to this, or is this even a good idea, because I cannot find tools that work like this, so I thought maybe people don't have this type of problem?
As I wish to contribute to the open source community, lots of projects that I'm familiar with are beyond my technical level since I don't have many years of experience in coding, so I guess this is a good place to start.
What do you think? How would you tackle this problem?
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2023.03.26 10:42 divtiw I need actual ideas and help

I have coding experience, I can do a fair amount of 3D designing and also have dirtied my hand with game development. Recently I started blogging and tried to do affiliate marketing for certain products and brought traffic through paid ads. I haven’t earned a single dollar till now. But I can’t make up my mind on what to do actually and that actually makes me money. I have seen many courses and people that just are selling their own courses and teaching same things I.e how to earn passive income and they have the same information. Nobody is showing what to do actually.
Please guide me help me on what to do. I have 1 month with my current job as the company is shutting down. And I don’t wanna do job anymore. Hope I can get some actual help. 👏👏🤟🏻🤟🏻
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2023.03.26 10:42 SquareApplication707 I regret joining this whole TikTok battling world. The amount of drama that comes with it is actually ridiculous.

Discovered it end of Decembebeginning of January and so much drama has happened since. I also think it’s crazy how much money is spent on “creators”. Idk how so many individuals are able to spend thousands and thousands of money on other people. I understand if it’s recycled but 50k plus of your own money without ever getting much back in return is a crazy concept to me. I understand if you got the money but still, like get something nice for yourself with some of that money, save some of it, etc.
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2023.03.26 10:42 abanokanoka My parents abandon me whenever they feel like it.

Sorry, this is a long one.
I need some advice on how to deal with this situation - it's been going on for years now, but I'm hitting my breaking point.
Both my parents shut down and don't talk to me when they don't want to / when problems arise. I go months without talking to them, and they communicate with me only through text or my younger siblings. My father and I had an alright relationship until I hit highschool. Then, I started noticing his habits more - how he would act to certain situations. When I was 5, he beat me with a wooden pole because of a habit I had. He also put me and my sister outside (at night time, to show that he could kick us out at 5) that same age, and got upset when we tried to run away to our neighbours. Naturally, I was scared of him until I was a little older. We got a puppy around a couple years ago too, and my dad started to use beating as a punishment when he would do something wrong. This triggered me, and I asked him to stop - I was responsible for training our dog, I never hit him and raised him from a baby, training with food. I told him why I was upset and we had a huge argument that night. He said he didn't remember hitting me. I went through my childhood saying to my siblings "go and ask your sister how much it hurts." He used it to scare my siblings... he remembered then? I remember (to this day) praying as a 5 year old to my mother, kneeling - to make him stop beating me. This was the first time I was stood up to him, and I shook so much I didn't know if I could walk. When he becomes angry, it's violent. Especially if he's drunk; and he has a drinking problem. I have not talked to him properly for years now, only saying things to him when I need them or when completely necessary. We've had multiple more arguments like that, over which we end up having 6 month long silences. He's gone quiet now, but everything that he's done haunts me. My mum has also started to give me the silent treatment over the past year - It will be months to weeks before she will tell me what's wrong and why she's been ignoring me. (which usually isn't a calm talk, but her screaming at me.) Usually it'll be something like "you don't do enough in the house" - which I do the dishes, clean up the kitchen and living room, laundry and clean my room before I leave every morning to go to school. My siblings are great, but they're younger and can't help me much. My parents are also particularly nasty to my younger brother, who is always yelled at. (to the point where Ive seen my dad threaten him with a knife.) I am the oldest sister, so I I'm also parenting him, because my parents aren't very good, and he only really listens to me. To combat everything, I spend as much time as I can outside of the house. I am out at 8am and back by 8pm, saying that I'm at Uni. I'm trapped at home on the weekends, so I work to combat that. It's exhausting. I don't like being around my parents. I have been to therapy so much, I have asked people for help and they give the same advice - get out. But I can't. I have siblings, I have a dog, my mum isn't protected from my dad. I can't leave. I am barely 20, in college, and don't have much money. I am the only one who's stuck up to him and finally gotten him to stop hurting people, yelling, and being more helpful. When they found out I had a boyfriend things just got worse. I couldn't go out without them thinking I was with him, I couldn't see anyone and I was trapped in the house. He is also the only one who understands me, so I love being around him. What do I do? There are so many layers to this problem, I can't solve it alone. If there are any suggestions you could give me, I would be eternally grateful.
Thank you.
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2023.03.26 10:41 Chemical_Term4699 Twin Theory Poll

Well my last poll was much closer than I thought, I knew Alois had his haters but I thought amongst the shippers he was more popular. Nay for gay won.
On the twin theory, how many of you guessed the twin theory? I myself got spoiled before becoming a Black Butler fan.
View Poll
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2023.03.26 10:41 divtiw I am so confused on what to do as passive income.

I have coding experience, I can do a fair amount of 3D designing and also have dirtied my hand with game development. Recently I started blogging and tried to do affiliate marketing for certain products and brought traffic through paid ads. I haven’t earned a single dollar till now. But I can’t make up my mind on what to do actually and that actually makes me money. I have seen many courses and people that just are selling their own courses and teaching same things I.e how to earn passive income and they have the same information. Nobody is showing what to do actually.
Please guide me help me on what to do. I have 1 month with my current job as the company is shutting down. And I don’t wanna do job anymore. Hope I can get some actual help. 👏👏🤟🏻🤟🏻
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2023.03.26 10:41 TranquilityTea Do You Have an End Goal in Crypto Investing?

Without a clear goal, we may make hasty or unwise investment decisions that could lead to significant losses.
The end goal of crypto investing varies from person to person, and it depends on many things, including risk tolerance, investment experience, and financial goals. Some of us may be looking for short-term gains and aim to make a quick profit. Others may have a long-term investment horizon and aim to hold onto their investments for several years.
What group do you belong to? Do you have specific plans of how and when to get out if ever?
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2023.03.26 10:40 littlefunman OT confused about jobs

Hi guys. It was my dream to buy a flat and live in Brighton but it turns out I will be house poor if I do that, so I'm going to move home to Clare next year
I'm worried about working in healthcare in Ireland. I'm an occupational therapist and I'd love to hear about experiences from people who have worked in the Uk and then came home. I've had such a positive experience with the NHS and love how forward thinking they are. What's it like working in Ireland? I love working in dementia and would be looking for jobs in this area.
Does Ireland have a range of community services like the NHS or are OT roles more hospital based?
I hear that OT's are high in demand but I'm not seeing many jobs being posted. I'm on indeed and HSE. Am i using the wrong search engines? A lot of jobs I have read are very vague and it makes me worry that the job won't be good, because NHS are very thorough in their job description so you have a good idea before the interview. People are just not replying to my enquiries. Seems like kind of a mess
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2023.03.26 10:40 -_cornholio_- A lot of drivers lives would be much better if they fixed their nutrition.

I've recently heard a few drivers complain about how hard it is to eat healthy with this job and that's just about the worst excuse there is for being unhealthy. Its such a bad excuse that its actually the exact opposite of the truth. The truth being that this is one of the best jobs you could have in terms of eating healthy.
Its called packing a lunch.
Besides not packing a lunch its also shocking how many drivers I see come to work with just the clothes on their back. No backpack or lunchbox of any kind.
Then the garbage cans in the warehouse at the end of night are loaded with various bottles, energy drink cans, and fast food scraps.
You're not only ruining your body but also burning a massive hole in your pocket and I know most DSPs have garbage pay as it is. AND you're wasting precious time in a job where time is one of your biggest enemies. If you have a nitpicking DSP they might want you to start your break before driving to wherever you're gonna eat. So you're already losing there. If you're a person who likes to take a couple bites here and there its still the same thing. No extra steps required. Everything you have is right next to you already. And it's not gonna put you into a food coma when you're done.
It can be as simple as a tuna salad or a PB&J. A couple bottles of water. Bring your own coffee from home. And maybe a couple healthy snacks.
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2023.03.26 10:39 roacsonofcarc A note about Tolkien's understanding of medieval armor

One subject of perpetual debate on this sub is what kind of armor Tolkien envisioned his warriors as wearing. There is general agreement that the Rohirrim wore chain-mail exclusively, but whether any kind of plate mail was worn in Gondor is in controversy, largely because Imrahil uses his “bright-burnished vambrace” to show that Éowyn is breathing.
For this reason, any discussion of armor by Tolkien should be of interest. I found one while reading Tolkien's Chaucer, which is John M. Bowers's summary of the papers from an abortive student edition of extracts from Chaucer that was never completed. One note by Tolkien pertains to a passage in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, which tells how the Knight was not fussy about how he dressed. Chaucer wrote Of fustian he wered a gypon/Al bismotered with his habergeon, The Harvard Chaucer website renders this in modern English as "He wore a tunic of coarse cloth/All stained (with rust) by his coat of mail.”
Here is what Tolkien said about this, as read by Bowers:
The hauberk was a long coat or shirt of chain mail and the principal body armour of the knight through all but the latter part of the Middle Ages, though modern artists have created the impression that [the Knight] went about encased in beautifully fitted shining plates (of enormous weight and costliness) from King Arthur's day until knights were no longer bold. Such plates were at end of the fourterenth century [when Chaucer wrote] only beginning to come in and only for those who could afford them. However, the use of plate armor specially as a protection for the thighs was already making the long full-shirted [sic] hauberk old-fashioned and increasing the use of the habergeoun, a shorter and originally less effective form.
Quoted by Bowers on p. 171. He lists occurrences of “hauberk,” and points to the sole instance of “habergeon,” in Bilbo's song at Rivendell (where it was surely dictated by the meter). Of course Tolkien was writing about medieval Europe and not about LotR, but this is obviously relevant to the mail/plate issue. It would be interesting to know what Tolkien's sources were, and perhaps possible to make a guess. (Lots of people know more about armor than I do; if you want to argue, you are arguing with Tolkien not with me.)
About my sic: Surely Bowers misread what Tolkien wrote, which was “full-skirted.” “Full-shirted” makes no sense. See his description of Éomer's men as first encountered by Aragorn: “their burnished shirts of mail hung down upon their knees,” and compare the Bayeux Tapestry, which Tolkien cited as his model. I am finding lots of things Bowers gets Tolkien wrong about LotR, I will be posting a list when I finish the book.
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2023.03.26 10:39 silent_remorstake This is Luke Uran, born the 27th of 87 in the 7th month. I need answers and looking for a helpful heart

I lost the best friend I ever had about four years back. It devastated me, and I've respectfully asked answers to her death almost every day since. I don't understand so much... Her family should have liked me, because I always treated Liz like she deserved. I respected her so much that she became a role model to me, and with her example I quit drinking. When I asked how she died, or what happened to her, they were all either total assholes or blatantly told me lies. I know Liz is alive, because she recently gave me a restraining order, but I still don't know why were not friends. She got mad one afternoon because I asked her why she wouldn't let me take her on a date to the olive garden. We'd been in love and best friends for a couple years, and we had already blurred the line between friend and romance, so I wanted to give it a proper go. She refused and never explained why. It seems I've become the butt of the internets joke and it's most hated man since the afternoon my best friend just walked out of my life. I'm out of people to ask and I my soul has been in turmoil every day since her death. Can someone please just explain what happened to Liz and why I'm so hated. What I ever did to deserve this? Why there's so many stories about Liz having a secret pregnancy and keeping the knowledge of a child from her best friend, the father? It's beyond cruel at this point since I've been respectfully asking for over a year about the child. I've been asking my best friend why she had to die for four. All I got was cyberbullied by archiveofourown for hurting about a the biggest death of my life. If I could just understand her death, you people would never hear from me again
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2023.03.26 10:38 selfcompiler DAE have compulsions that are to NOT do something?

Most of the compulsions that you hear are about doing things. Washing your hands, checking, counting...
But how many of you have compulsions that are primarily "do not do this, do not do that, do not, do not, do not...."? The best example I can give as my theme is quite niche is with contamination, a "compulsion" is to not touch certain things.
I guess a way to describe it is that it's a compulsion to prevent compulsions. Back to the example, if you don't touch that table, you won't spend what feels like eternity uncontrollably washing your hands. In some way, it helps in the long term, however, it hurts a lot in the moment as you are unable to do things "normal" people can do.
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2023.03.26 10:37 Dashbak About Saadia..

So, is she a Thalmor dog? This post will discuss the pros and cons of this theory:
+ The Alik'r says so In *The great war*, the city of Taneth fell because of a traitor from the house of Suda. A person who fled her country to escape the Thalmor would clearly not have 500 gold coins to spend as a reward.
- If she was an informant for the Thalmor, why didn't she take refuge in the Embassy or in a city where they have more influence ? Why betray his family knowing that the city could withstand the siege and that the thalmor had withdrawn from hammerfell? How could a team of "mercenaries" coming from hammerfell have brought so many men knowing that they surely had to make a long journey to reach Skyrim?
Feel free to correct me if I have made mistakes

PS: Sorry for the broken English
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2023.03.26 10:37 Wawus My late Uncle is investing in a new hiking pack, would like some suggestions!

Hello all!
My late uncle was a huge hiker, he had a life long passion for it (65+ years of it). He bequeathed any hiking pack of my choosing to use for many years. This meaning a lot I would like to make the right choice.
I would like to have something in the 65+L range. My current on was on the small side, and is struggling to fit my gear. It was a pretty ceahp one, around $100. Lasted me a few trips of has obvious flaws.
It is hard to choose what I like as there are so so many options with varying views. There obviously wouldn't be 'the' pack as it is mostly preference, but getting into the more pricey packs I wouldn't want to get a wrong one.
I just got back from hiking up a mountain to spread his ashes, so I think now would be fitting to upgrade.
Main points would be: -65+L -Will last ages -On the lighter side
I know this barely whittles it down, but just a bit of reference.
Something like this is what I'm looking for: That being said I am finding little reviews for this one. I do like how it opens like a suitcase on the back, as well this one is in a store near me.
Anyways, thanks for your help and suggestions, really means a lot!
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2023.03.26 10:37 Heavy-Candle6448 I’m tired

I know you don’t care most likely. I just don’t have anyone to talk to. I feel like I’m suffocating. My past is eating me alive, no matter how hard I try to block it or do better it finds me and drags me down. I get waves of depression and anger that are debilitating all that I can picture in my mind is the day my life was forever changed. So many other terrible things happened but that was the turning point. I have no meaning to this life I suppose none of us do. That day cps came and tore me away from my mom,, my abuser, granted she wasn’t a good mom at all but she was all I knew, I spent the next several months in foster care then my dad got custody of me. I tried killing my self I almost jumped from a building, I cut myself to see if I was alive everyday. I was dying mentally, then soon it got worse after that, the lovely grippy sock vacation, while there it was my birthday and my dad didn’t show up. They were nice enough to get me a cupcake though. Then soon after that two half way homes because my step mom wanted to get rid of me. I haven’t cut for a long time. I just wonder if it’s worth it. Will life with the memories ever get easier? I spiral in this wave of derealization and it makes me wonder. Tragic isn’t it.
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2023.03.26 10:36 Cheesebaron Monetary supply: How important is it?

We all know the popular Bitcoin meme of ♾️/21M and it's strong advocates for a supply cap.
On the other hand gold bugs will argue that gold was the successful monetary standard of humanity for thousands of years, however it doesn't have a capped supply.
In fiat land we see what unlimited supply of money can do to an economy. In many countries prices of everyday goods have been raising significantly in recent times.
Yet we see many successful cryptos with 'unlimited' supply. Does it matter?
Should supply be capped or does rate of inflation (new supply) matter more?
How much new supply does not create inflation in prices of goods?
Are there risks with currencies that have capped supply?
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2023.03.26 10:36 partlyavillain i lost my youth and fucked up my life

so im not a good story teller (18 F) just recently turned 18 as well. Most of my life i have been struggling especially i grew up in an abusive household. don't ask about children's protection justice system is fucked up in the PH. but this isn't about me being abused or what. maybe on how recent events led me to my lowest point in life?
so for context, despite what i experience at home my main escape is school. irl, people label me as a 'model student ' but i live a double life - if y'all are familiar with 13 movie well that's somehow simillar to how i ended up here minus the drugs. I don't have a good relationship with both of my parents obviously since im born out of wedlock. growing up i was always labeled too mature for my age at 7.
the thing is i try my very best or so atleast i believe to leave this household and take care of myself. hell, i dont want to be miserable. im ambitious if y'all can tell at this point. but i guess its never enough. escaping such household is tough. i cant even get out of it. everytime i do it will always follow me that's how toxic it was ...i envy my peers who get to enjoy their lives meanwhile i dont. my family has a very backwards type of mentality so fighting with them dont make anything better.
a few weeks ago it was my birthday but prior to that i had already attempted unaliving myself countless of times I don't even remember how many. all i can remember was ny first attempt back when i was 11. i never expected anything from anyone, but there i was receiving boquets and all. i managed to reach this age despite so many times trying to die on my birthday. now i dont know what to do with life even if i wish to better where do i start
oh and if y'all are wondering what happened with school? I've dropped out. it spiralled from there. i dropped out because my mother stopped supporting my studies and even if i tried working hard for myself it wasnt enough since im also supporting my aunt's place. i tried reaching out for my father's help i revieved nothing but empty promises. a lot of my relatives kept asking me to forgive them for the abuse but i can't. how do y'all forgive? im no god to forgive
well now that I'm a senior high school drop out, the smarty-pants kid in me died along with what i intended to be. i had a lot of plans in mind but all of that went down the drain. with no direction and such all i do is sulk in my room and barely go out of the house while poisoning myself with ciggs and alc whenever i can. the depression is getting harder to deal with and worsens everytime i see my peers doing well already. i feel left behind. im more caged than i am right now than i was before.
i feared this all along since i was 14. i swear i tried everything to be better but damn im rock bottom miserable. and with everything happening to me i also kept losing people and lived many regrets. i watched how my grandparents passed away and haven't grived properly because a friend of mine committed suicide recently i just cant find myself peace.
i did not even develop any sort of real hobby or passion since i did not have a good childhood as well. my basic needs are met fine but i know to myself i lack the propper nurturing and guidance i needed.
as i drink to myself today and smoke a cigg perhaps i am grieving to my lost childhood and unlived youth. idk what to do at this point and im not reallly looking for consoling. maybe i just need this one to get out of my chest. but its like dropping a big ass nuclear bomb on the internet.
i swore to myself I didn't want to this but here i am
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2023.03.26 10:36 Trowaway4206 I just became homeless at 19

  1. I apologize for the scrambled story, but please bear with me.
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  3. My father has many mental health issues and actively tried to convince me and my two brothers that my mother ruined his life for as long as I can remember. Both my brothers are older than me, with my older brother being 5 years older and the oldest being 10 years older. I would regularly get passive-aggressive texts from my dad for no reason. An example of this happening was when I went to go hang out with my friend and stayed the night. My dad set me a text before I came home the next day saying, "It would be great if we could have your friend over sometime. Feels like I'm the last person in the world anyone ever wants their friends around." He would continuously send me messages like this to make me feel bad and would do the same to my brother's as well as my mother. When my older brother (the middle child) was still at home my dad brought us into his room with my mom sitting in there as well and proceeded to give us a 30-45 minute lecture about how my mom is a horrible person and how she was conspiring against him to make my brothers and i hate him. He forced my mom to back his story up and admit to "manipulating us into hating him." Mind you, I was around the ages 9 to 13. He would wait for when I got home from work and just sit at the table. I would pet the dog walk in say hi to him and sometimes attempt ro have a conversation with him, to which I would receive ether a one word reply, no reply, or if it was a story about literally anything he would turn it into a lecture. One time he suggested the idea of a family game night I didn't want to but I knew he would get upset and start screaming at everyone if I didn't agree so i did, eventually out of nowhere he sends a text to my brother, my mom, and I. Saying, never mind that my brother had a long drive home, and he should get ready to leave. My mom started freaking out and said we could still play a game, but I just decided I wouldn't do it because he wanted to be passive-aggressive about it. My mom came to my room and begged me to play the game so he wouldn't scream at her. I told her, " If you can tell me when we are going to stop reinforcing his behavior and appeasing him," I would play. She could not give me an answer and went back down stairs quietly crying. My brother then came up and tried the same thing. He tried to make excuses for my dad saying, "There's stuff you don't know about," which is the same phrase I've been fed my whole life to excuse my dad's behavior. I know better than him or my oldest brother how he is, I've had to endure my dad alone for years after all. Then my dad came up "apologizing," but for some reason, also told me I wouldn't have gotten anywhere without him. Then I semi confronted him. I said I was sick of the passive aggressive texts and said I'd show a a couple of my friends and that they agreed that what he sends me is ridiculous and way over the lines for a parent to be speaking to there kid like that.
  4. About 3 or 4 weeks ago, we had to put down our dog. I was already devastated because I had her since I was about 6 or 7. My brothers came home to be with her during her last couple days, and everyone was heartbroken the day before we put Herr down. we all slept in the living room with my dog. Everyone except my dad, he slept Ithe basement as he usually does. He sent many aggressive texts to my mom about how he wasn't invited even though we literally told him we were going to do it and he should too. Anyway we woke up thee next morning and spent several hours outside with our dog except for Mt dad he slept in till 2pm as usual and came upstairs glaring at everyone. He didn't want to put a jacket on and go outside to spend time woth the dog so he went back downstairs and called my grandma saying we weren't letting him spend time alone with our dog even though he never even said anything (my grandmother has been receiving one sided story's from him for years ). She suggested he take her downstairs with him. So he grabbed her by the scruff and tried to drag her down the stairs. She didn't want to go because she had never been aloud in his downstairs area and she couldn't up and down stairs anymore. After that he let go and call my grandmother (his mom and started screaming and telling her that "not even the dog wants to spend time with him" my middle brother then went down to beg him to just spend time with the dog and my dad screamed at him and made him cry. ( I believe my brother may be on the spectrum, so I am more protective of him). (My middle brother has always been manipulated into believing my father, so naturally, he became my father's favorite) My brother came upstairs in a meltdown, saying my dad was pulling the victim card. I became more angry than I have in my entire life. I went downstairs and yelled at him and cursed him out, slammed the door, and walked out of the basement. He then came upstairs and started screaming at me. I don't personally remember everything he said, but my oldest brother did. My dad came upstairs got in my face I responded by standing up and not backing down and he screamed back at me that I am a spoiled brat and that I never got a job, which by the way isn't true, I got a job when I turned 16 and was the only one out of my brother's to do so. He called me a piece of shit. I'm sure he said more. it's just all fuzzy to me. After that, I pushed him because he was putting his hands mimy face. I then took the dog outside with me to go check on my brother who had went outside to my oldest brothers car to cool down and ass I walked out my dad screamed at me telling me to leave and not come back my mom told him to stop. And I closed the door. We all took my dog to be put down about 2 hours later, and as soon ass I got home, I packed all my stuff. My mom came into my room and asked if I could just stay another night. I agreed, but the next morning, I packed and left.
  5. I want to just say that I didn't leave because he told me to. I left because I couldn't take it anymore emotional manipulating. There is so much more to this story. I just can not put it all in a reddit post.
6.Thank you if you read this far.
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2023.03.26 10:35 Extension_Ad4876 Commercial Cleaning Services: Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Business Space

A clean and well-maintained commercial space is vital for the success of any business. It not only creates a positive impression on clients and customers but also promotes a healthier and more productive work environment for employees. With the increasing demands of today's fast-paced world, outsourcing to commercial cleaning services is an efficient and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. In this blog post, we'll delve into the numerous advantages of hiring commercial cleaning services and how they can contribute to the growth and success of your business.
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2023.03.26 10:34 Main-Recognition-909 Has Racism gotten better in the “post Covid” years?

I lived in South Korea during the height of the pandemic for about 2 years. Most of my time there was spent building bridges and roads for the South Korean people as well as providing some aid to elderly Korean who lived in rural areas during isolation (water, food, etc)
My team and I would often work 16 hour shifts before changing out of our Uniforms (U.S. Army) and often times we had difficulties finding places to take away hot food as many places turnt away foreigners or at the very least they turnt away our darker skinned Soldiers which meant we all walked away in Solidarity. They usually shakes their heads crossed their arms and said “No Foreigners Sorry.” So we knew why we were being turnt away.
It was very hard to find motivation to work alongside a country that quite frankly didn’t want us there. I always heard from some it was better near Seoul or Pyeongtaek but I wasn’t sure how true that was as I also heard from a few of my friends how they were turned away from clubs for being white/Hispanic in the latter days of the pandemic.
I have a possibility of being told to go back to Korea next year and was wondering what parts of Korea are the least racist if possible. What areas should I try to avoid?
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2023.03.26 10:34 ilikeeatingdonuts321 What motivates you to try hard?

I'm impressed by how so many students work hard.
Unlike high school where grades really mattered, college doesn't.
If you're apart of the majority where you aren't applying for grad school, industry doesn't look at you grades, and you don't find joy in your classes (they feel chorish), then why work so hard at it?
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