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1200isplenty_keto: for those doing a lower calorie keto diet

2015.04.17 21:29 1200isplenty_keto: for those doing a lower calorie keto diet

To inspire and support those who are looking for low calorie keto meal ideas!
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2016.04.08 19:23 thetimeisnow The science of cheese addiction.

To study the addictiveness of Dairy Milk cheese icecream yogurt etc Cow Milk contains morphine and the digestion of casein produces casomorphins and it requires 10 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of cheese and one of the casomorphins, a short string made up of just five amino acids, has about one-tenth the pain-killing potency of morphine. Cheese addiction
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2017.03.30 19:08 Dykesaurus_Wreks Why we are fat: Pictures that normalize food that should be eaten in moderation if at all.

Pictures of food that should be eaten in moderation. Glorified images of foods high in sugar, carbohydrates, calories, or otherwise unhealthy are welcome. There is no fat shaming allowed this sub. This sub is created out of concern for the normalization of unhealthy foods leading to heath risks and life limitations. Some posts are easily identified as unhealthy, some may not be as obviously harmful. All food on this sub would eventually cause obesity if eaten on a regular 3 meal a day basis.
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2023.06.06 19:45 WenMunSun Travelling in the overworld feels clunky, sluggish and annoying.

I'm not a "no-lifer", i haven't finished the game yet - not even close. My highest character is 41 and i've done most of the story quest (started in early release).
These are some of the reasons i've found it difficult (mildy annoying) to play through the game so far.

  1. Overworld is designed like swiss-cheese. Where the hole/negative space are impassable terrain, environmental features, objects (ridges, cliffs, slight changes in elevation, collections of trees, rocks, and unbreakable objects like huts, fences, etc). In some zones, like that red part of Scosglen where you find the Druid pinned to the tree - there may be more negative space than positive space.
  2. There are too many of these, moslty small, unbreakable objects. As a result it's hard to move in a straight line for more than second without having to adjust your direction of travel. It's annoying to constantly have to change your characters direction just to navigate around objects blocking your path.
  3. As a result, this forces me to glance at the minimap every couple of seconds. Why? Because the minimap has more visual clarity. It's quicker and easier to distuingish the terrain i can walk on from the terrain i can't using the minimap than looking at the game. But you obviously can't navigate looking at the minimap exclusively, which causes me to constantly switch back and forth between my character and the minimap - something i find mildly annoying. (*As a side note, i find it bizzarre that the minimap doesn't have a directional indicator for the MSQ objectives that i can follow to know i'm travelling in the right direction. Instead i have to look at the full screen map to locate my next quest location. This is a common QOL feature in MMOS/ARPGS that should have been implemented yesterday.)
  4. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal when the world is filled with monsters and you actually spend time in the overworld engaging with said monsters. But in D4, most of the time spent in the overworld (with the exception of Helltides?) is traveling to and from waypoints, dungeons, lillith statues, or quest locations.
  5. Much of the overworld consists of very narrow winding roads. Look at the area between Menestad and Firebreak Manor for example. Traveling through these areas is annoying. It's like driving on a one-way street. There's minimal room to manouevre. You feel very confined, cramped. There's no wiggle room. To travel you have to stay in the center and as a result your mouse/cursor placement needs to be relatively precise. And because the roads are winding you need to constantly move your cursor to stay on the road otehrwise you will run your character into a wall or impassable object.
  6. To make matters worse, while you're on the horse you move faster based on the distance your mouse is from your character. The problem with this is, the further your mouse is from your character the slower you're able to respond to the environment. By having your mouse closer to your character you're much more agile because you can change directions much quicker. When you try to change directions from further away your characters direction and movements will be much less precise because the angle of change will be larger. I'm not sure how best to explain this but i think it's pretty obvious when you actually play with it, it's basic geometry. Anyone who's played MOBAs knows what i'm talking about. When you're moving you're character you don't want to click far away from you, you want click close to your character because it gives you more control. The horse has other problems like the boost which is annoying to be forced to spam every couple of seconds. Or getting caught on terrain which is (imo) a result of many of the points i made above.
  7. The deisgn of Kyovashad and many towns is frustrating. Other players have commented on this, that it's annoying to have the blacksmith, aspect crafter, and storage in three seperate areas and on opposite sides of the map. A map which is itself badly designed (in terms of civil engineering). I agree with this sentiment. It's a minor annoyance, to be fair, but one of many minor annoyances that all add up together. Now, i've seen some comments on here saying it has to be like this because it's "art" and "aesthetics" or some other horse-shit. In my opinion, neither of these are incompatible. You can have world building, aesthetics, art, etc AND also have decently designed towns that don't require you to zig-zag from point A to point B constantly. There's a reason the real world is designed the way it is, with business districts, restauarant districts, shopping centres (eg malls), using centralized planning and grids. It's more efficient, and convenient for the people living in these areas and using these things. And the same is true of people in virtual reality/video games. It's more convenient, it saves time, it reduces friction and frustration, and just makes the game and experience more enjoyable. You can have both.
  8. And why can't we use the horse boost in towns? We're being trained to constantly spam the boost hotkey while outside of town and then when we're in town it doesn't work. I just don't understand the decision here. Why is boosting in town disabled? Is it going to break the game somehow?
  9. Hidden/discoverable map and Lillith statues. It's annoying that the map and statues are hidden/undiscovered on your second, third, fourth characters, etc. I'm not sure what the idea is behind this in 2023. I mean... i guess maybe it adds to the "immersion experience" for anyone who doesn't know that the full world map, and the locations of everything (statues, dungeons, etc) has already been datamined and recreated on a third party site. But realistically, most players are going to be using a third party map to locate the Lillith statues, so what's the point of hiding them in the first place? There's nothing to "find". Does Blizzard/D4 team think that forcing players to Google "D4 Lillith statues map" somehow adds to the game experience? Nevermind the fact that it's just busy work which i think most players find annoying to be forced to do (again and again, season after season).
  10. On the plus side i actually think dungeon design is fine.
  11. Unfortunately i don't think there's a real solution for these problems. Aside from the horse whose speed could (and imo should) simply be adjusted higher and have the boost ability removed entirely. The rest of these "problems" (if you want to call them that) are part of the fundamental design of the game so fixing them would require a FFXIV-like cataclysmic event giving them the ability to effectively re-design the whole map.
  12. Lastly, before i get a bunch of "casual players" telling me to shut up and i don't know what i'm talking about etc, i want to be clear where my perspective is coming from. I understand that most casuals will probably take several months to play through this game. Casuals will play on softcore, maybe even the permanent servers, and once they've got to level 100 most of them will move on the next ultra-hyped AAA game release. They probably wont touch Diablo 4 again until the next expansion pack.
But Blizzard have made it clear that they want players to play Diablo 4 seasonally. Four times a year. They want players to login every few months and spend weeks starting over, completing the MSQ, grinding renown, again and again. But to do that, to attract that kind of playerbase that will start fresh every few months, the game needs to be frictionless. And that's where my criticism is coming from. As someone whos spent thousands of hours in Path of Exile over more than 6 years, one of the big reasons i could do that wasn't just the new content or build diversity - but the fact that starting over didn't feel too bad. Navigating through the game didn't feel bad. But with D4's systems in their current state i can't see myself coming back season after season unless Blizzard fixes alot of these issues (or buffs Fire Hydra Sorc idk).
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2023.06.06 19:42 TheHealthAndWellness Healthy Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Honey Toast Recipe (A Delectable Delight)

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2023.06.06 19:41 throwawaybloggertest Mozzarella troubleshooting - curds not stretching

used the serious eats recipe https://www.seriouseats.com/how-to-make-fresh-mozzarella-from-scratch-recipe So my mozz curds formed well and very very gelatinous. But what happened is I had something come up after that and I left the cut cubes in a Tupperware for half an hour before coming back and trying to stretch them. Noticed I couldn't stretch them and they went really firm. A lot of white liquid came out, I guess it was the butterfat. I heard you shouldn't knead the cheese. Should I have made the mozz instantly, was that my mistake?
I feel really disheartened right now :(
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2023.06.06 19:39 DaInkHashira [GM4GM or A4A] Double the Doubling Canon Options!

Getting in here before the AI options take over, nothing but a humble (but experienced!) flesh and blood roleplayer keen on weaving tales and worlds around players, and hopefully finding those willing to do the same.
Have you ever wanted to explore and play around in a canon or fantasy world like it was one great big text based game? To start your own grand adventure in it or just take a quaint slice of day to day life out of it? I am here and happy to oblige. Drop in your own OC, or takeover and pilot a canon fave, chart whatever course you want and I will sculpt a reactive adventure accordingly.
I am a flexible GM, I can take over all the world prep work and you just need to show up with a character, or you can give me story beats, characters or more that you would like to show up and I will make it work. This includes the option of making slightly or wildly AU different versions of canon worlds as well. Think: AU Sci-Fi Demon Slayer with the known characters IN SPACE (As an example).
You want me to throw together some kind of crossover Smash Brothers-esque mix of verses, that's possible too! Or if you're just looking for something vague or hyper specific in the way of a OC world I can give that a try as well. I welcome all characters and rpers of proper age (18+), of all backgrounds, and in all pairings if you want some plots going that way.
In return I am looking for other eager GMs to do the same and write a world around a character of mine. So pretty much your typical doubling up of roleplays writ large. I know GMing is a big ask and task however and fully understand if some might be less certain on it. If you don't want to GM I still extend a similar and more standard doubling offer to any with a strong story yearning.
I lean towards and best know canon verses in the way of video games, comics, manga and anime, but will hear out any and many most obscure verses and franchises on your mind. I'm a passionate sort who knows many but am always keen to try out new ones. The only one I will say no to ahead of time is the MCU. Sorry Marvel fans but I've done many and more enough of that to do anything new there anytime soon. Spider-Man remains the big exception, so any yearning for something Spider-Man focused may be in luck.
Reach out privately and PLEASE include the verses you are looking for and are open to playing with as a player or GM. Any other faves like most desired plot ideas or characters would be helpful too.
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2023.06.06 19:38 IAmAnIslanderGander Is this a dumb idea?

I've been on 10mg for three months now. I'm nearing my goal weight, so I don't think I'm ever going to get to 12.5mg, despite it sitting in my fridge for two months now. On 10, I still struggle with nausea, not being able to eat enough calories, etc. Side effects during the first month were BAD. Then they got a bit better, but I'm still really restricted.
So, I'm going on a cruise next month and while I don't plan to overindulge or drink more than one or two cocktails over the 5 days, I also don't want to be nauseated or have the other side effects that I'm used to dealing with that linger at this dose. I also have found myself much more sensitive to motion sickness in cars while on Mounjaro and worry that it'll be the case for seasickness, too.
I'm wondering if it would be fine to inject myself before the trip at my usual time, but pull the needle out when it's only been injected halfway to three quarters of the way. I don't have practice doses, obv, so I'm going to just have to be quick about it. I don't want to fully skip a dose because I'm SCARED of what my next dose would feel like if I'd skipped one altogether. But if I could get in like 75% of the usual dose, that would help, right? Is this a silly idea?
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2023.06.06 19:37 gamingdino1 When in doubt, cheese it out

I built a bridge not knowing the actual way to do it but I didn’t want to look up YouTube
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2023.06.06 19:37 Several_Ad6236 Bells Palsy after chemo and radiation therapy

hi! does anyone experience this? I’m so so worried about my sister situation right now. She was diagnose with Non Hodgekin lymphoma, she’s done with her chemo and radiation therapy, but after 2 weeks of her radiation she can’t move her right face and the left side of her face hurts like hell as she describe it like a knife slicing her face and she would scream in pain.
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2023.06.06 19:37 ttDilbert Roast Beef 24 ways.

Blurry's story about Creamed Chipped Beef, aka Shit On A Shingle, reminded me of this story from my time on the submarine.
All enlisted people spend 30 days on the mess decks (dining area) cleaning and washing dishes, it's called "mess cooking", even though you don't actually get to cook, usually.
It was during this time that I noticed that there were 23 ways roast beef in some form was served on the menu rotation. It was then that a brilliant idea came to me and I made ity mission to make it 24 ways. My opportunity came sooner than I expected.
Normally, actual food preparation was handled by the mess specialists, and mess cooks do the clean-up chores. Our day MS found out I knew my way around a grill, so I would spell him during breakfast, making omelets, eggs to order, and pancakes. This freed him up to handle other stuff so I became his favorite mess cook.
At some point I had mentioned to Chop (Nickname given to the Supply Officer on a submarine, among other duties they are overall in charge of meal service on the boat) my plan to add a variation to the Roast Beef Rotation. He replied with "Over my dead body". He must've forgotten that my division's turn to run Pizza Night was coming up.
Every Saturday, evening meal was pizza night operated by a rotation of different organizations to give the MS's a break. When our turn came around I got the day MS to set aside some sliced roast beef so I could put it on a pizza that evening. I actually made 2 roast beef pizzas, and sent a slice of one up to the Wardroom (Officers Mess) addressed to Chop with our compliments.
This is one of the better pranks I pulled on the boat, and definitely the most delicious one.
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2023.06.06 19:35 DaInkHashira [GM4GM or A4A] Double the Doubling Canon Options!

Getting in here before the AI options take over, nothing but a humble (but experienced!) flesh and blood roleplayer keen on weaving tales and worlds around players, and hopefully finding those willing to do the same.
Have you ever wanted to explore and play around in a canon or fantasy world like it was one great big text based game? To start your own grand adventure in it or just take a quaint slice of day to day life out of it? I am here and happy to oblige. Drop in your own OC, or takeover and pilot a canon fave, chart whatever course you want and I will sculpt a reactive adventure accordingly.
I am a flexible GM, I can take over all the world prep work and you just need to show up with a character, or you can give me story beats, characters or more that you would like to show up and I will make it work. This includes the option of making slightly or wildly AU different versions of canon worlds as well. Think: AU Sci-Fi Demon Slayer with the known characters IN SPACE (As an example).
You want me to throw together some kind of crossover Smash Brothers-esque mix of verses, that's possible too! Or if you're just looking for something vague or hyper specific in the way of a OC world I can give that a try as well. I welcome all characters and rpers of proper age (18+), of all backgrounds, and in all pairings if you want some plots going that way.
In return I am looking for other eager GMs to do the same and write a world around a character of mine. So pretty much your typical doubling up of roleplays writ large. I know GMing is a big ask and task however and fully understand if some might be less certain on it. If you don't want to GM I still extend a similar and more standard doubling offer to any with a strong story yearning.
I lean towards and best know canon verses in the way of video games, comics, manga and anime, but will hear out any and many most obscure verses and franchises on your mind. I'm a passionate sort who knows many but am always keen to try out new ones. The only one I will say no to ahead of time is the MCU. Sorry Marvel fans but I've done many and more enough of that to do anything new there anytime soon. Spider-Man remains the big exception, so any yearning for something Spider-Man focused may be in luck.
Reach out privately and PLEASE include the verses you are looking for and are open to playing with as a player or GM. Any other faves like most desired plot ideas or characters would be helpful too.
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2023.06.06 19:34 Vast-Listen1457 031 The Not-Immortal Blacksmith II – “Heroes” & "The reluctant Lich, Part 2!"

Better late than "The Late".

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Three mortal teenagers from earth, each equipped for a paintball tournament, looked around the medieval town they had found themselves in. One of the three, a boy named Sam was the first to speak. “Guys? I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”
The female of the trio looked at Sam, “Well duh. We left Kansas two weeks ago.”
“Molly! Leave Sam alone. You know he’s slow some days.” The third member of their group said.
“Shut it Hesh, you furry reject!” Sam and Molly said at the same time.
“You’re just pissed that I got to keep my cat ears for the tournament.” Hesh responded with a grin.
Sam looked around the street they were standing on. “Do either of you think it’s strange that there’s nobody on the street?”
“Yeah. Where is everyone?” Hesh replied. “You’d think they would be happy to see their new Heroes in person. I was expecting a parade the way that super-hot goddess was talking.”
“You thought she was super-hot too?” Sam asked, shock apparent in his voice.
Hesh stood to their full height. “I may be an ace, but I’ve got eyes. If she wasn’t the posterchild for beauty, I don’t know what is.”
Molly sighed. “Boys!”
“Hey!” Sam said. “Hesh is a TRAP! Not a boy!”
Hesh punched Sam in the shoulder, sending him flying through the wall he was standing next to. Hesh and Molly stared as Sam stood up coughing.
“What was that for?” Sam asked once the coughing fit ended.
Molly and Hesh continued to stare.
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The trio of Heroes walked around the deserted town, looking for any signs of life. “I see a couple of birds from up here, but no people.” Hesh said from the roof of a row house.
“That makes three birds, two rats and a goat.” Molly said. “Too bad the goat ran away before we could try and kill it for food.”
“Right?” Sam replied. “Maybe it was some sort of ‘Magic’ goat that would give us even more power?”
Hesh and Molly looked at Sam, “Shut up.”
“What it would be fun!” Sam looked down at the paintball ‘magazine’* on his belt. “Hey! Ammo is full again!” He dumped the magazine of balls into the hopper on his gun, and let loose a full auto burst. The shots went clean through the building, and exited the other side, then burst on the wall of the next building over.
Hesh laughed, loading and spraying his balls across the roof of the row house until he fell through into the attic. “I can’t believe these do so much damage now! What do you think would happen if we raised the pressure to max on the guns?” They yelled from inside the building as he shot his way down to the ground floor, and came out through the wall.
Molly, eyes gleaming, said “I want to find out!” and made herself a spot to sit by breaking a nearby stone wall. After sitting down, she started to riffle through her pack for a tool kit.
Hesh and Sam stood to the side, watching her work.
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Part 2
Several months had passed and “John the Lich King” had been busy. Several of the items in the treasury had been sold on the international stage, and the kingdom was in the black again. Most of the art was on public display in the capital itself. And John was in the middle of writing a proclamation about ‘Literacy, being tantamount to expanding the kingdoms workforce’ when a living guard (he had found out that the old king had used the undead for all of the jobs in the castle, hence all the bone piles when he had died) stuck his head into his office behind the throne.
“My Lord, Bolder the Drake has been sighted headed this way.”
John nodded, “Thank you Robert. I can take it from here.” He stood from his comfortable chair, “Tell your wife I say hi. And good luck with your new lad, I hope he grows up big and strong.”
“Thank you, my lord.” Sir Robert bowed himself out of the office and returned to his position on the wall.
I don’t think I will ever get used to being called ‘My Lord’ or ‘King’. John thought as he stepped out of the office and walked up to his throne. Why is this throne so uncomfortable? Maybe another cousin? He heard the sound of the dragon king land in the courtyard, and tried to get comfortable on the throne. “Open the doors for the Dragon King.” He called to the footmen at the far door.
The men saluted, and swung open the massive double doors of the castle (as opposed to the normal person sized door set into the left-hand large door). The large, and somewhat portly, dragon king entered.
“Oh, so the farmer king has decided to meet with me at last?” Bolder the Drake’s voice almost shook the great room, and the footmen had to cover their ears. John was glad that death had made such things as ‘noise’ not bother him as much.
“Well met, Drake.” John glowered at the dragon. “You know my proper title. If you will not show me the honor of my station, then I will deny you yours.”
Bolder glowered at the dead human. “You will show me respect, or I will burn you from your throne, and conquer your pitiful kingdom!”
“Or you could just be polite.” John answered. Gods above, I’m so glad I don’t really feel fear anymore, otherwise I think I would have pissed myself by now!
The dragon raised his head almost to the ceiling, pointing his muzzle down towards the throne. “Bend your knee to me, and I will make you a vassal state. Ignore this gift, and I will destroy you.”
“So… Death or slavery? Those are my only options?” John asked.
“Yes.” The gloating dragon replied.
“Death it is.” John smiled, “Oh, wait, I’m already dead.”
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War. War always changes. Sure, the basics of ‘kill them before they kill you’ remains the same; but, for better or worse, the means and methods are constantly on the move.
King John sat astride his new warhorse, heavy plate armor girding his body. The Lance of Dragon Slaying was in his right hand, and the Sword of Snicker-Snack belted at his waist. A squire handed him a large kite shield. Across the rolling hills, turned wasteland, of the battlefield, he could see Bolder the dragon lounging in the sun, being fed by one of his handmaidens. Or in this case, eating one of his handmaidens.
John sighed. “Alright, I have a plan. Just don’t be surprised, okay?” He looked to his left at Lord Devon.
“As you say, my lord.” Devin replied.
John rode his horse to the middle of the field. “Dragon! I challenge you to a duel. A duel to the death!”
Bolder looked down at John, “Oh, finally some spine from the dead man? Very well, I accept!” He stood and shook himself; bits of the recently deceased handmaid flew about him; and walked to the field of battle.
John spurred his mount to a trot, lowered the Lance of Dragon Slaying, and at ten yards spurred his mount again.
For his part Bolder let John charge. He was certain the lance would bounce off of his scales. And he was mostly right, as when the attack struck it was off center by nearly a yard and skittered for a bit down his side. Then it dug in, and he roared.
John left the lance behind as he wheeled his horse to the side and fled from the dragon’s claws as they reached for him. Sadly, for his horse, it took a claw across its rump and spilled. John rolled across the ground for a dozen feet before coming to a stop.
John stood up, drew the Snicker-Snack, and yelled at the dragon, “Is that all you can do? Kill innocent horses?”
Bolder sat up. “Are you calling me a coward?”
“Yes I am.” John yelled up at the now annoyed dragon. “I bet you couldn’t even eat me in one bite, you worthless excuse for a worm. I’ve met lizards braver than you!”
Bolder struck. Head swinging down, jaws open; he consumed John in one bite. Then realized his mistake as John’s sword pierced the side of his throat from the inside, and sliced through the veins in his neck. He choked and gasped, but as his life’s blood spilled onto the field, he knew he was dead. One last time, he tried to breath his flames, but they never came. He collapsed.
A thoroughly blood-soaked King John crawled out of the gash in the dragon neck, stumbled forwards and collapsed to the ground. “I’m glad that’s over. Now I need a bath.”
-
The battle over and the dragon slain, John the Dragon Slaying Lich King advanced his forces into the dragon’s former kingdom and subsumed it into his own.

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Ugh. Like I've said before, mental health is important! Take care of yourselves! If you want to feel sad, go watch "1916" by Sabaton, or the original by Motorhead; I will let y'all decide which is more moving.
In other news, my NCCC reunion is this weekend. So EXCITED! The kid finished school for the year this past Friday (so glad that isn't hanging over my head any more). Brother Proof bought me a pair of excellent gaming books for my birthday!
Can't think of any other news from the River Valley.
Safety brief??? Sure. (Blame Ralts and Tractor Man for this.)
Stay out of the dust storm. Wear a helmet on your bike, you don't want to become an organ donor. DRINK YOUR WATER, it's bloody hot out. Keep your hands to yourself. Elves are still annoying as hell. Avoid the Fae at all cost, and never give them your name, even if they politely ask for it! When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade isn't your friend anymore. If you trust your government, you don't know your history. Make sure your dog is eating enough cheese. Know yourself, if you need help call the FBI. Follow the Demolitions expert if they are running in panic. Help people. Try to be the best you.
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2023.06.06 19:34 johnymatty The Art of Meat Slicers

Introduction:
Meat slicers are indispensable tools in the food industry, revolutionizing the way we slice and prepare meat. From delicatessens to restaurants and home kitchens, these versatile machines offer precision, consistency, and enhanced efficiency. In this article, we will delve into the world of meat slicers, exploring their benefits, types, features, and maintenance tips.
  1. The Advantages of Meat Slicers: Meat slicers provide numerous advantages that make them an essential tool in any food establishment. Firstly, they offer consistent and uniform slices, ensuring even thickness throughout the meat. This consistency enhances both the visual appeal and taste of the final dish. Secondly, meat slicers expedite the slicing process, saving time and effort in busy commercial kitchens. They enable quick and efficient slicing of large quantities of meat, resulting in improved productivity and customer satisfaction. Lastly, meat slicers allow for adjustable slicing thickness, accommodating different culinary needs and preferences.
  2. Types of Meat Slicers: There are two primary types of meat slicers available: manual and automatic. Manual meat slicers require the operator to manually slide the meat back and forth against a rotating blade, controlling the slicing speed and thickness. Automatic meat slicers, on the other hand, automate the slicing process through an electric motor, providing consistent and precise cuts with minimal effort. Automatic slicers are more suitable for high-volume slicing requirements, while manual slicers are often favored for smaller-scale operations or specialized slicing needs.
  3. Key Features and Considerations: When selecting a meat slicer, several key features should be considered. Blade size is an important factor, as it determines the size of meat that can be sliced. A larger blade allows for slicing larger cuts of meat, while a smaller blade is suitable for more precise cuts or space-constrained environments. Adjustable slicing thickness is another crucial feature, allowing for versatility in slicing options. Additionally, safety features such as blade guards and non-slip feet ensure safe operation and minimize the risk of accidents. Ease of cleaning and maintenance should also be considered, as hygiene is of utmost importance in food preparation environments. Removable components and smooth surfaces simplify the cleaning process and prevent the accumulation of food debris.
  4. Proper Maintenance and Care: To prolong the lifespan of a meat slicer and ensure optimal performance, regular maintenance is essential. Daily cleaning is crucial to remove any residual meat or debris, preventing bacterial growth. Components such as blades, slicer tables, and food pushers should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Lubrication of moving parts, as specified by the manufacturer, will ensure smooth operation. Regular inspection of blades and belts is necessary to identify any signs of wear or damage. Lastly, following the manufacturer's guidelines for usage, cleaning, and maintenance is vital for safe and efficient operation.
Conclusion: Meat slicers have become indispensable tools in the food industry, offering precise and efficient slicing of various types of meat. Their consistent and uniform cuts save time, enhance productivity, and contribute to the overall quality of dishes. By understanding the different types, key features, and proper maintenance, one can harness the full potential of meat slicers and elevate their culinary pursuits.
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2023.06.06 19:32 Vast-Listen1457 031 The Not-Immortal Blacksmith II – “Heroes” & "The reluctant Lich, Part 2!"

Better late than "The Late".

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Three mortal teenagers from earth, each equiped for a paintball tournament, looked around the medieval town they had found themselves in. One of the three, a boy named Sam was the first to speak. “Guys? I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”
The female of the trio looked at Sam, “Well duh. We left Kansas two weeks ago.”
“Molly! Leave Sam alone. You know he’s slow some days.” The third member of their group said.
“Shut it Hesh, you furry reject!” Sam and Molly said at the same time.
“You’re just pissed that I got to keep my cat ears for the tournament.” Hesh responded with a grin.
Sam looked around the street they were standing on. “Do either of you think it’s strange that there’s nobody on the street?”
“Yeah. Where is everyone?” Hesh replied. “You’d think they would be happy to see their new Heroes in person. I was expecting a parade the way that super-hot goddess was talking.”
“You thought she was super-hot too?” Sam asked, shock apparent in his voice.
Hesh stood to their full height. “I may be an ace, but I’ve got eyes. If she wasn’t the posterchild for beauty, I don’t know what is.”
Molly sighed. “Boys!”
“Hey!” Sam said. “Hesh is a TRAP! Not a boy!”
Hesh punched Sam in the shoulder, sending him flying through the wall he was standing next to. Hesh and Molly stared as Sam stood up coughing.
“What was that for?” Sam asked once the coughing fit ended.
Molly and Hesh continued to stare.
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The trio of Heroes walked around the deserted town, looking for any signs of life. “I see a couple of birds from up here, but no people.” Hesh said from the roof of a row house.
“That makes three birds, two rats and a goat.” Molly said. “Too bad the goat ran away before we could try and kill it for food.”
“Right?” Sam replied. “Maybe it was some sort of ‘Magic’ goat that would give us even more power?”
Hesh and Molly looked at Sam, “Shut up.”
“What it would be fun!” Sam looked down at the paintball ‘magazine’* on his belt. “Hey! Ammo is full again!” He dumped the magazine of balls into the hopper on his gun, and let loose a full auto burst. The shots went clean through the building, and exited the other side, then burst on the wall of the next building over.
Hesh laughed, loading and spraying his balls across the roof of the row house until he fell through into the attic. “I can’t believe these do so much damage now! What do you think would happen if we raised the pressure to max on the guns?” They yelled from inside the building as he shot his way down to the ground floor, and came out through the wall.
Molly, eyes gleaming, said “I want to find out!” and made herself a spot to sit by breaking a nearby stone wall. After sitting down, she started to riffle through her pack for a tool kit.
Hesh and Sam stood to the side, watching her work.
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Part 2
Several months had passed and “John the Lich King” had been busy. Several of the items in the treasury had been sold on the international stage, and the kingdom was in the black again. Most of the art was on public display in the capital itself. And John was in the middle of writing a proclamation about ‘Literacy, being tantamount to expanding the kingdoms workforce’ when a living guard (he had found out that the old king had used the undead for all of the jobs in the castle, hence all the bone piles when he had died) stuck his head into his office behind the throne.
“My Lord, Bolder the Drake has been sighted headed this way.”
John nodded, “Thank you Robert. I can take it from here.” He stood from his comfortable chair, “Tell your wife I say hi. And good luck with your new lad, I hope he grows up big and strong.”
“Thank you, my lord.” Sir Robert bowed himself out of the office and returned to his position on the wall.
I don’t think I will ever get used to being called ‘My Lord’ or ‘King’. John thought as he stepped out of the office and walked up to his throne. Why is this throne so uncomfortable? Maybe another cousin? He heard the sound of the dragon king land in the courtyard, and tried to get comfortable on the throne. “Open the doors for the Dragon King.” He called to the footmen at the far door.
The men saluted, and swung open the massive double doors of the castle (as opposed to the normal person sized door set into the left-hand large door). The large, and somewhat portly, dragon king entered.
“Oh, so the farmer king has decided to meet with me at last?” Bolder the Drake’s voice almost shook the great room, and the footmen had to cover their ears. John was glad that death had made such things as ‘noise’ not bother him as much.
“Well met, Drake.” John glowered at the dragon. “You know my proper title. If you will not show me the honor of my station, then I will deny you yours.”
Bolder glowered at the dead human. “You will show me respect, or I will burn you from your throne, and conquer your pitiful kingdom!”
“Or you could just be polite.” John answered. Gods above, I’m so glad I don’t really feel fear anymore, otherwise I think I would have pissed myself by now!
The dragon raised his head almost to the ceiling, pointing his muzzle down towards the throne. “Bend your knee to me, and I will make you a vassal state. Ignore this gift, and I will destroy you.”
“So… Death or slavery? Those are my only options?” John asked.
“Yes.” The gloating dragon replied.
“Death it is.” John smiled, “Oh, wait, I’m already dead.”
-
War. War always changes. Sure, the basics of ‘kill them before they kill you’ remains the same; but, for better or worse, the means and methods are constantly on the move.
King John sat astride his new warhorse, heavy plate armor girding his body. The Lance of Dragon Slaying was in his right hand, and the Sword of Snicker-Snack belted at his waist. A squire handed him a large kite shield. Across the rolling hills, turned wasteland, of the battlefield, he could see Bolder the dragon lounging in the sun, being fed by one of his handmaidens. Or in this case, eating one of his handmaidens.
John sighed. “Alright, I have a plan. Just don’t be surprised, okay?” He looked to his left at Lord Devon.
“As you say, my lord.” Devin replied.
John rode his horse to the middle of the field. “Dragon! I challenge you to a duel. A duel to the death!”
Bolder looked down at John, “Oh, finally some spine from the dead man? Very well, I accept!” He stood and shook himself; bits of the recently deceased handmaid flew about him; and walked to the field of battle.
John spurred his mount to a trot, lowered the Lance of Dragon Slaying, and at ten yards spurred his mount again.
For his part Bolder let John charge. He was certain the lance would bounce off of his scales. And he was mostly right, as when the attack struck it was off center by nearly a yard and skittered for a bit down his side. Then it dug in, and he roared.
John left the lance behind as he wheeled his horse to the side and fled from the dragon’s claws as they reached for him. Sadly, for his horse, it took a claw across its rump and spilled. John rolled across the ground for a dozen feet before coming to a stop.
John stood up, drew the Snicker-Snack, and yelled at the dragon, “Is that all you can do? Kill innocent horses?”
Bolder sat up. “Are you calling me a coward?”
“Yes I am.” John yelled up at the now annoyed dragon. “I bet you couldn’t even eat me in one bite, you worthless excuse for a worm. I’ve met lizards braver than you!”
Bolder struck. Head swinging down, jaws open; he consumed John in one bite. Then realized his mistake as John’s sword pierced the side of his throat from the inside, and sliced through the veins in his neck. He choked and gasped, but as his life’s blood spilled onto the field, he knew he was dead. One last time, he tried to breath his flames, but they never came. He collapsed.
A thoroughly blood-soaked King John crawled out of the gash in the dragon neck, stumbled forwards and collapsed to the ground. “I’m glad that’s over. Now I need a bath.”
-
The battle over and the dragon slain, John the Dragon Slaying Lich King advanced his forces into the dragon’s former kingdom and subsumed it into his own.

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Ugh. Like I've said before, mental health is important! Take care of yourselves! If you want to feel sad, go watch "1916" by Sabaton, or the original by Motorhead; I will let y'all decide which is more moving.
In other news, my NCCC reunion is this weekend. So EXCITED! The kid finished school for the year this past Friday (so glad that isn't hanging over my head any more). Brother Proof bought me a pair of excellent gaming books for my birthday!
Can't think of any other news from the River Valley.
Safety brief??? Sure. (Blame Ralts and Tractor Man for this.)
Stay out of the dust storm. Wear a helmet on your bike, you don't want to become an organ donor. DRINK YOUR WATER, it's bloody hot out. Keep your hands to yourself. Elves are still annoying as hell. Avoid the Fae at all cost, and never give them your name, even if they politely ask for it! When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade isn't your friend anymore. If you trust your government, you don't know your history. Make sure your dog is eating enough cheese. Know yourself, if you need help call the FBI. Follow the Demolitions expert if they are running in panic. Help people. Try to be the best you.
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2023.06.06 19:30 Chorizoneggz New Digital Labeling System

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2023.06.06 19:30 farklinkbot Today is National Day of Sweden which will be celebrated in the United States with cheese that has holes, that one brand of hot cocoa and pocket knives with forks

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2023.06.06 19:30 mixxyalley No calorie goal?

Is it possible to set calorie goal to unlimited? I just want to track it, but not limit it at this point in my health journey.
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2023.06.06 19:29 Lanky-Suspect8168 Lowering body fat percentage

I have a question about HIIT workouts and what your opinion is. Currently I am a 21 year old male that is 6'1 and 204 pounds. My body fat percentage is 20. I'm on a diet that is roughly 2000 calories 205 grams of protein 250 carbs and 65 g of fat a day. I do strength training around 5-6 times a week and at the end of every workout I do a 20 minute walk on the treadmill at 15 elevation and 3.4 mph. I have been doing research on how to lower my body fat % and keep seeing HIIT pop up. I remember being on your program and how big of a component you were for HIIT workouts. I was wondering given my age and athletic background (played multiple sports in high school), how many times a week should I do a HIIT workout and for how long? Thank you so much in advance for your help, I'm really trying to kick ass this summer to get my body the way I've always dreamed of.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated
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2023.06.06 19:27 INFJaneA Death by One Thousand Paper Cuts

So...here's the thing...
I've come a long way with regards to my people pleasing tendencies. When my MIL blatantly disrespects boundaries (i.e.- my husband and I say "no" and she disregards the no/tries new tactics to get her way) I have no problem putting her in her place.
But...what about the smaller stuff? Typically, I try to mostly ignore the "small" things that she does...but they add up. Also-- when she makes a comment that is irritating or controlling or pushy and I ignore it, she'll typically keep repeating herself until I'm ready to explode. Part of the reason why I ignore her is because she HAS to be right, so if you contradict her, you end up having to listen to her anyway. There's no way to win.
For example, we saw her this weekend. Lately, she is hyper focused on my son's eating habits. Here's just a short list off the top of my head of irritating things she did:
So, anyway, this is a very lengthy post to say: WHAT do you do about the small annoying comments? Do you ignore them?? Do you engage them and risk the arguments from her??
I KNOW boundaries are not about controlling the behavior of others (i.e.- there's nothing I can do to make her stop) BUT...there has to be some way I can respond that will shut down further discussion.
Do you just hit your breaking point one day and say PLEASE STFU?????
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2023.06.06 19:27 DuncanStudios2000 Chapter4 pt 2&3 of 6, of Dragons of Fireborne

Here's another part of the book I'm writing... All opinions accepted!!
It was about 2 AM and Keith was still standing watch, a guard walked up to him. “Lord Keith, perhaps my guards can take your place,” the man said. Keith continued to watch the forest. “I was sent here to protect my Queen, so I will protect my Queen,” he said to the guard.
The guard nodded and continued his watch. Keith stood still watching the forest, he thought he saw movement in the brush. Keith stared intently at the brush, it moved. He was certain something was there now. Keith walked closer to the brush. Suddenly a small white Ice hare jumped out startling Keith.
The hare bounced toward the other side of the clearing, and Keith watched it disappear. Suddenly several others jumped out and bolted for the other side, Keith jumped back. Seeing the hares jump around the camp distracted him, then he heard it.
A small snap sounded; Keith whirled around, seeing nothing he approached the brush, and suddenly he felt it, a small tremor unmistakable this time. He stepped back, relieving his sword from its sheath he prepared himself, the guards came to him noticing the vibrations too. They unsheathed their swords preparing for battle, but nothing showed, the clearing was clear.
Keith listened carefully for the thing, feeling the vibrations in the ground, he looked over at the camp. “It’s at the camp!” He whispered to the guards. The guards turned but saw nothing, but the containers of mortrew and meat rolling around. Keith walked forward slowly, he could smell rotting flesh, it was awful, he gagged as he got closer.
The pots fell open and the food spilled out, Keith still couldn’t see what it was, maybe it was small, he thought. A quiet snarling sound was heard, the smell was unbearable now, and Keith was just a few yards away from the thing.
He thought he saw the background ripple a little, he looked carefully, then he saw it, a Death Eater. Keith crept back towards the guards. “It’s a Death Eater!” He whispered to them. The commander looked but saw nothing. “How do you know?” He asked quietly. Keith continued to keep his eyes on it to not lose sight of it. “They can camouflage,” he said. The guards prepared their swords, they could hear the drake breathing, it was raspy and narrow.
Draco was lying peacefully until she heard something, she opened her eyes and looked around the litter but saw nothing. She sat up, still hearing a small noise, she could smell something terrible too. Draco sat silently, listening and smelling, then it came to her. There were Death Eaters nearby!
She got up and poked her head out of the litter, but saw nothing. She stepped out noticing Keith and some of the guards on the other side of the clearing. Keith saw her and beckoned her to get back in the palanquin, she stepped out and looked around.
She saw the food was spilled and something was eating it, her eyes widened knowing what it was. The creature still couldn’t be seen but Draco knew it was there. She slowly and quietly stepped back into the palanquin but cracked a twig on the snow. Dammit, she said in her head. The creature’s munching stopped.
She could smell the rotting flesh from its breath as it snorted and sniffed around. She stood still but she knew the drake already sees her. Keith inched forward but the commander stopped him. Keith looked at him worried, the commander stepped forward and began clapping his sword against his shield.
The other guards stepped forward as well and did the same, Keith heard the drake snarl, and then it showed itself. A 26-foot tall 54-foot-long pitch-black wingless drake stood tall against the guards, it roared, waking the rest of the guards, the roar was deafening. The guards scrambled around revealing their swords, the Death Eater stood tall and bellowed again, launching itself toward the guards.
The creature snatched up a guard and chopped at him; the guard screamed, and the other guards ran around swinging their swords at the beast. The Death Eater snapped its jaws shut on the guard and he split in half and fell to the ground, some of the guards drew bows and shot at the beast. The creature snatched up another guard and devoured him whole, Draco stepped forward and shot a pillar of fire at the creature, it screeched and jumped back.
Dagon and Zorr-EL leaped out of the palanquin and joined Draco in the cover of the trees as the guards surrounded the monstrosity. The Death Eater swung its 8-inch claws and sliced a guard clean in half, Keith leaped forward and stabbed the creature in the breast.
The animal let out a loud screech and rolled back, snarling at Keith, it lunged at another guard attempting to eat him, Keith swung his sword with all his might and cut the beast’s arm off.
The drake screeched loudly and slunk back, Keith stood his ground and positioned himself ready to fight, and the drake again lunged at Keith opening its jaws wide, Keith braved his arm and jabbed the creature straight down the throat.
The beast squirmed back and convulsed on the ground, it attempted to bite at Keith and he drove his sword straight into the beast’s large skull. A loud crack and the beast convulsed violently for a few seconds before completely dying.
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2023.06.06 19:27 Staff_Law6998 Just discovered this. Her trumpy era lmao. These comments were posted to her jobs review page 😂😂😂😂😂

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2023.06.06 19:24 kylexyz001 23 [M4F] Ohio/Worldwide- Let's Be Each Other's Everything (Longest post ever?)

Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.
Table of Contents
1…… The Main Goal
2…… What I’m Seeking
3…… Personality
4…… Interests
5…… Physical Characteristics (with pics)
6…… Expectations of You
7…… Living Situation
8…… Deal Breakers
9…… Closing Remarks
(1)
The Main Goal:
Well if you’re browsing this subreddit then much like me, you were alone this weekend and I’m sure you’d like to change that as much as me. I won’t lie, I am going through a rough part of my life right now. It’s difficult for me to find the energy for anything at the moment and I’m just really seeking affection in general, anything that will give me a push. I don’t want to be that person who brings everyone down but I could really use someone to talk to right now. I’d really like to find someone who’s similar to me so much to the point that we do everything together and talk about everything while not having to pretend to be interested. I want someone with whom we can mutually spew our emotions onto and have those feelings reciprocated. Not an emotional punching bag, but an emotional teddy bear to hug and cuddle until everything feels better as many times as we need. There’s people who I’m sure have told you the same, they’ll be there no matter how many times you need the support, no matter how many times the insecurities and bad thoughts come back but they don’t mean it. I will be the exception, I’m not so ignorant to think some nice words and tales of relating to you will magically forever heal whatever ails you then get mad when you seek the same support again. Mental ailments are rarely temporary and I don’t care about someone because they’re perfect, caring about someone means being there no matter how many times they need you to be. It doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t get old, and it never will.
(2)
(2.a)
What I'm Seeking:
I will upfront let you know if I’m clicking better with someone else or if you’re the one, I’m not here to tread the sea of fish or keep my options open, I’m here for one singular person.
(2.b)
Relationship:
A relationship is difficult for me right now, it’s been nearly half a year since I got out of my last relationship and the reasons for it ending are partially responsible for how I’ve been feeling and why it’s so hard for me to seek the comfort I so desperately crave. I will tell you about it but for the sake of not treating the entirety of the internet as my therapist, it’ll be in private. I really need the comfort of intimacy and the warmth of someone who cares. I'm not going to feel better if I just sulk and don’t move on. This is my attempt to get better, I’ll admit I’m not great right now and I don’t expect you to be either. If we can help each other heal, then I’d be more than happy :) A relationship isn’t just being there for when someone’s at their best. Even if a relationship is hard at the moment, I do want a life partner and I don’t want to be alone. Things aren’t going to get easier without you so I don’t want to hesitate. I view my other as an equal, I don’t like categorizing us into specific roles. We take care of each other and treat each other how we like to be treated, whatever that is, it's as simple as that. I don't care if you're "successful" or not, living simple lives with our days filled with love is the ultimate measure of success to me.
(3)
Personality:
(3.a)
On the Surface:
As you can tell I can be rather… stoic but that’s largely due to my current stressors, I truthfully am goofy and fun loving but I just can’t find it in me right now. I want to return to that but without someone to light up my world it’s been difficult to just have fun and enjoy stuff. I’m definitely more introverted, you won’t catch me at any parties or really outside at all. I definitely prefer being home though the occasional outing is not out of the question and one day I’d like to travel to other countries because I think that kind of perspective is important.
(3.b)
The Core of My Being:
I like being a spectator to it all and if we bear witness to humanity burning or its miraculous recovery, I want to watch it with you. I enjoy watching humanity advance, less so when it devolves but I want to watch it to the end nonetheless. I’m both a realist and someone who lives with my head in the clouds dreaming of scenarios or worlds that don’t exist. I’m saying that I enjoy a good narrative and can suspend my disbelief to enjoy something but you won’t catch me refusing vaccines or ignoring blatant facts for the sake of some pseudo science or witch doctor’s remedy. I’m an atheist but I do not rule out existence after death, not because I’m agnostic but because due to the nature of potentially infinite time at some point after how many googol years with a googol amount of 0s after that, something’s bound to replicate your consciousness perfectly at some point. It’s actually a really fascinating topic I like talking about. If infinite time and infinite possibilities exist, does non existence exist? Though that’s an awfully existentially dreadful thought process considering the ramifications of infinite existence and infinite possibilities during said infinite existence. I would say I’m confidently left leaning and I don’t think I could truly get along with anyone right leaning, at least America’s definition of right leaning. Left and right seems to have just become; do people deserve to suffer or do they deserve to live good lives? Being political is not something I expected to become but how can you not be when crimes against human rights are being passed on a daily basis and at the end of the day, everything’s political. Oftentimes I imagine the perfect moment as relaxing with my significant other playing games or cuddling in a cold room under blankets.
I value that special someone above all of the existential thoughts, the bad of the world, the good of the world, they practically become my world. So many worries wash away when I’m with them. I don’t know if that’s the defense mechanism my brain created to not feel bad 24/7 but if it is, I’m currently without it.
(3.c)
Insecurities:
I talk of philosophy and politics here but really I spend most of my time just playing games, watching stuff, and trying to not be sleep deprived. I’m also nowhere near as well spoken, heck sometimes I feel like my speech is broken. I won’t claim to be something I’m not, I sit at home while I complain about the world doing nothing about it wishing I had someone here with me. I’m not noble nor do I really want to be, I have morals I uphold but much like most other hypocrites I acknowledge that my comfortable life is built on the suffering of others without doing anything about it. Why? My sleep problems? Am I depressed? Is that why I have no energy to do anything? Do I just think nothing I could do could help? I can’t nail it down myself, maybe it’s a mix of everything, maybe I’m just a bad person. I have always told myself that if I had wealth I would help people but if I get that kind of wealth will I just become a wealth hoarder who tries to justify my riches as something I earned rather than something given to me through incredibly lucky circumstances? If I do help people is it because I’m a good person or out of guilt? Will I die alone? I feel like I drive everyone away with my clinginess, I get paranoid often and need reassurance often. It’s something I want to work on, something I’ve been trying to work on. Hearing that someone cares about me just never gets old. I value self awareness even if it’s painful.
(3.d)
Socializing:
I’m definitely a socially anxious/awkward mess, especially around strangers. I do feel a large amount of anxiety in public, people can’t tell by looking at my face since I kind of go stone faced in an attempt to block everything out but yeah you’ll notice that if we go out in public. Growing up my pediatrician said I was probably autistic, never got a formal diagnosis so that’s just great. But yeah that explains why I can’t make eye contact with people, I kinda just stare at the ground and avoid their gaze at all costs. A lot of these social struggles go away to a great degree once I know you for a bit but yeah I apologize for how terrible I am at socializing at first. Don’t let my social struggles fool you though, I love cuddling and being close with my person.
(3.e)
Sexuality:
I am a heterosexual male, though I’m not very masculine like at all. I may even be a bit feminine sometimes. Not that I believe any activity or manner of acting belongs to a gender but I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m definitely super affectionate and love it when my partner is too. I am open to dating demi people but I do have a libido so I don't think asexual would work out.
(4)
Interests:
(4.a)
Video Games:
As stated before, I do spend a lot of my time playing video games. It’s been hard lately with me having no energy but I really do want to play more games and have a good time playing them with you! I primarily play on PC though I do have a switch. I’m primarily into platform fighters, roguelikes, open world, survival, and sandbox games. As for single player story games, I enjoy watching them through twitch or youtube but for the most part I don’t play them myself. I’d watch you play them though!
Here’s a list of games we can play:
-Minecraft (Java)
-Risk of Rain 2
-Gunfire Reborn
-Roboquest
-7 Days to Die
-Phasmophobia
-Rust
-Unturned
-Bloons TD 6
-Platform fighters: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Slap City, Multiversus, Flash Party, Fraymakers
Whatever you want to play I’ll give it a shot! I will say that League bores me to death but I’ll play it for you :) I try to avoid MMOs, not because I don’t like them but because of how addicted I can get to them. I enjoy learning games in-depth so MMOs can be a fast track to addiction.
I recently got Kerbal Space Program 2 and ehhh not really worth it right now but hopefully later it will be? I’m super excited for Tears of the Kingdom! In the far off future I’m excited for Rivals of Aether 2 which is a platform fighter releasing in 2024, let me know of your most anticipated releases and I’ll see if I could play them with you!
Also I never got into FPS games but I could totally see myself playing like CoD with you or Escape From Tarkov. Any FPS really, I’m down.
I am a fan of Pokemon but with how things have been lately I don’t know how long that will last. Pixelmon is a common Pokemon mod I play for Minecraft if you want to play that! Also if I say I want to play something with you I mean it but there are often times when no matter how much I want to I'm just drained and can do little more than lay in bed so please don't think I'm making an excuse.
(4.b)
Science:
I really enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in pretty much everything, it could be biology, technology, astronomy, anything! I love seeing progression and I love talking about it! Really I could go on and on about what I’m obsessing about that day. I particularly love technology, ask me for my laptop specs I dare you. When I was little I always wanted to be a scientist of any kind but then insomnia and fear of college stuff hit me like a truck aaaand that’s the end of that dream.
(4.c)
Anime:
You got me, I like anime but I’d like to think my tastes are benign.
Here’s some of my favorites I can list from the top of my head:
- To Your Eternity
- Vinland Saga
- Spice and Wolf
- Re:Zero
- Mob Psycho
- Dr. Stone
- Attack on Titan
- Spy x Family
- My Hero Academia
- Ranking of Kings
- Demon Slayer
Okay I can go on and on but I will say I don’t like pointless fan service and the spamming of cliche anime moments. I mostly enjoy action and anything well animated if it doesn’t have a potato story. Heck Demon Slayer could be my top 3 out of season 2’s animation alone. I don’t watch slice of life often or romance but I would with you!
(4.d)
Misc:
I’m not going to go on and on about the tiniest little things when the main ones are covered but I’ll watch pretty much any show with you and anything really. I like random youtube videos that explain some kind of lore or mystery, sometimes mini documentaries too.
As for food I looove sushi and I’m a sucker for fast food. Okay and candy, definitely candy.
I used to play tennis but haven’t really had the opportunity nor friends to play it with and I’m way too socially anxious to seek it out. Also I will say that when we move to something like discord I type waaaay more casually. I’m not going to expect long paragraphs back and forth like we’re writing English papers for each other, I do enjoy long conversations but seriously don’t worry about having to put the utmost effort into every response, I just like making good first impressions I guess.
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My Physical Characteristics:
I’m 5’8 (172cm), 128 pounds (58kg), with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I like keeping my hair long in the winter and cutting it in the summer. I’m pretty slim in general so if you’re looking for someone large, that’s not me. I don’t work out but my work is pretty physical so at least I’m not totally inactive. I don’t have the urge to work out or gain muscle but I do want to maintain my slim figure so if I start losing control of that I’ll work out. I like to keep my face shaved because I don’t think I look good with a beard/mustache so if you’re into those I apologize. I have an average amount of body hair? I’d prefer to be completely shaved but it’s easy to lose motivation with that battle, if you prefer shaved then I’d have no problem complying. Anyways here’s what I look like: https://imgur.com/a/MZZgf2t
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My Physical Preferences:
Having physical preferences makes me feel shallow, if I could make myself not have them I would but unfortunately that’s now how that works. I don’t care if you’re shorter or taller than me and I don’t care if you weigh more or less than me. All I ask is that you’re slim-average weight. I would never ask for someone to be something I’m not. I don’t care about tattoos or piercings.
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Expectations of You:
I am not looking for someone “exciting” or someone to “keep me on my toes” I’m not looking for someone to cater to my every whim or anything like that. I don’t care if you’re “boring” or if you aren’t “successful”. I know it’s a common thing for people to not want a “boring” relationship and to seek something argumentative or something with constant challenges but I just want to be with you. During the exciting times, the boring times, and everything in-between, all of it will be great with you! Maybe we do argue sometimes or maybe there will be challenges but that will never be something I purposefully seek out and I don’t want that to be something you seek out either. I will not play tricks on you and I will not play mind games, I expect the same from you. We all have personal measures of success we may or may not have lived up to but what I care about most is our commitment to each other. If we have each other we can get through tough times, near the ends of our lives I want us to look back and feel that this life together was worth more than anything. That’s not saying I want us to be haphazard, I don’t want us to make poor decisions for the sake of yolo and I want us to always be rational, especially with each other. I want you to be someone I can trust to make decisions and weigh the options with a level head, I’ll try my best to live up to the same for you. Most of all I want empathy, understanding, someone to feel the utmost comfort and trust in.
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Living Situation:
Currently my life is pretty relaxed, I work 3 times a week as a night shift stocker. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my roommate but we’re looking to move into someplace larger by the end of the year if everything works out. The internet is weirdly great for Ohio too like I have fiber and later this year we’re supposed to be getting dedicated fiber so that’s neat. I’m not attached to Ohio so the ultimate goal living location wise is probably moving to a country that won’t send you into a lifetime of dealing with the repercussions from one medical emergency.
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Deal Breakers:
Might as well make this simple and make it a list.
- Anti-vaxxers
- Unironically believing astrology
- Right wingers
- Hard drugs (occasional 420 and alcohol is fine, may even join you)
- Wanting children, there was a time when I was younger when I wanted children but with the state of the word that’s a definite no and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress. I’d love a stress free life with as much time with you as possible.
- Homophobic
- Transphobic
- Racist
- Super Religious
- Don’t be a bigot and don’t deny facts.
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Closing Remarks:
Well you made it, I was thinking that finding someone I’d be willing to put a lifetime of effort into at least required this much effort. If I think of anything more I’ll update the post. Also about timezones, it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. I don’t have a sleep schedule and I have most of the week off from work so it really doesn’t matter.
I request that in your response you do put effort into it, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as long as this but at least enough so I know that you read this and enough about you so I know why you saw potential compatibility. I will seriously read all of it and respond the best I can. I do also request a pic included in your response (sfw please) or one soon after we start talking to prove identity, I’ll send identity proving pics too. As long as this post is up, you can send a reply!
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2023.06.06 19:24 DuncanStudios2000 Chapter 4 pt 2&3 of 6

Dragons of Fireborne is a book I've created and I'm working on getting it published... Here's a part to one of my chapters... All opinions allowed!!
It was about 2 AM and Keith was still standing watch, a guard walked up to him. “Lord Keith, perhaps my guards can take your place,” the man said. Keith continued to watch the forest. “I was sent here to protect my Queen, so I will protect my Queen,” he said to the guard.
The guard nodded and continued his watch. Keith stood still watching the forest, he thought he saw movement in the brush. Keith stared intently at the brush, it moved. He was certain something was there now. Keith walked closer to the brush. Suddenly a small white Ice hare jumped out startling Keith.
The hare bounced toward the other side of the clearing, and Keith watched it disappear. Suddenly several others jumped out and bolted for the other side, Keith jumped back. Seeing the hares jump around the camp distracted him, then he heard it.
A small snap sounded; Keith whirled around, seeing nothing he approached the brush, and suddenly he felt it, a small tremor unmistakable this time. He stepped back, relieving his sword from its sheath he prepared himself, the guards came to him noticing the vibrations too. They unsheathed their swords preparing for battle, but nothing showed, the clearing was clear.
Keith listened carefully for the thing, feeling the vibrations in the ground, he looked over at the camp. “It’s at the camp!” He whispered to the guards. The guards turned but saw nothing, but the containers of mortrew and meat rolling around. Keith walked forward slowly, he could smell rotting flesh, it was awful, he gagged as he got closer.
The pots fell open and the food spilled out, Keith still couldn’t see what it was, maybe it was small, he thought. A quiet snarling sound was heard, the smell was unbearable now, and Keith was just a few yards away from the thing.
He thought he saw the background ripple a little, he looked carefully, then he saw it, a Death Eater. Keith crept back towards the guards. “It’s a Death Eater!” He whispered to them. The commander looked but saw nothing. “How do you know?” He asked quietly. Keith continued to keep his eyes on it to not lose sight of it. “They can camouflage,” he said. The guards prepared their swords, they could hear the drake breathing, it was raspy and narrow.
Draco was lying peacefully until she heard something, she opened her eyes and looked around the litter but saw nothing. She sat up, still hearing a small noise, she could smell something terrible too. Draco sat silently, listening and smelling, then it came to her. There were Death Eaters nearby!
She got up and poked her head out of the litter, but saw nothing. She stepped out noticing Keith and some of the guards on the other side of the clearing. Keith saw her and beckoned her to get back in the palanquin, she stepped out and looked around.
She saw the food was spilled and something was eating it, her eyes widened knowing what it was. The creature still couldn’t be seen but Draco knew it was there. She slowly and quietly stepped back into the palanquin but cracked a twig on the snow. Dammit, she said in her head. The creature’s munching stopped.
She could smell the rotting flesh from its breath as it snorted and sniffed around. She stood still but she knew the drake already sees her. Keith inched forward but the commander stopped him. Keith looked at him worried, the commander stepped forward and began clapping his sword against his shield.
The other guards stepped forward as well and did the same, Keith heard the drake snarl, and then it showed itself. A 26-foot tall 54-foot-long pitch-black wingless drake stood tall against the guards, it roared, waking the rest of the guards, the roar was deafening. The guards scrambled around revealing their swords, the Death Eater stood tall and bellowed again, launching itself toward the guards.
The creature snatched up a guard and chopped at him; the guard screamed, and the other guards ran around swinging their swords at the beast. The Death Eater snapped its jaws shut on the guard and he split in half and fell to the ground, some of the guards drew bows and shot at the beast. The creature snatched up another guard and devoured him whole, Draco stepped forward and shot a pillar of fire at the creature, it screeched and jumped back.
Dagon and Zorr-EL leaped out of the palanquin and joined Draco in the cover of the trees as the guards surrounded the monstrosity. The Death Eater swung its 8-inch claws and sliced a guard clean in half, Keith leaped forward and stabbed the creature in the breast.
The animal let out a loud screech and rolled back, snarling at Keith, it lunged at another guard attempting to eat him, Keith swung his sword with all his might and cut the beast’s arm off.
The drake screeched loudly and slunk back, Keith stood his ground and positioned himself ready to fight, and the drake again lunged at Keith opening its jaws wide, Keith braved his arm and jabbed the creature straight down the throat.
The beast squirmed back and convulsed on the ground, it attempted to bite at Keith and he drove his sword straight into the beast’s large skull. A loud crack and the beast convulsed violently for a few seconds before completely dying.
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2023.06.06 19:23 fallingxawake Has anyone else not seen any weight loss after several months?

Hi all,
I just joined this sub to see if anyone has similar experiences to mine. I was diagnosed with T2D in mid-January, put on Ozempic a month later. I have been on 2mg for about 6 weeks now and I haven’t seen any weight loss at all.
I gained about 10-12 pounds when I first started the meds in February. I am almost back to normal now but I don’t consider this to be actual weight loss since I’m not even at my starting weight yet, and ofc I fluctuate on a day to day basis anyway. Even so, that’s not that much weight to lose in 4-5 months with a diet change AND ozempic.
I have an office job and don’t move much during the week, but I am outside gardening quite a bit on the weekends. I am doing this in conjunction with a nutritionist, who has said I don’t eat enough, if anything. I eat about 1450-1500 calories per day. I am 5’ 1” 234 pounds (starting weight was 232 before all of this). I was hoping to lose 10-20 pounds before doing regimented exercise due to pain. I have a knee issue with makes walking hard and a large chest which makes everything difficult in general (iykyk).
Am I just beat? The meds helped my A1C quite a bit and my numbers looked great at my 3 month checkup, but I’m getting really discouraged that I’m not any lower than when I started months ago.
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