Facebook dating sites

Dating and finding love on Facebook isn’t anything new. I created Facebook Love Stories in 2013 — five years before Mark Zuckerberg announced at the 2018 F8 meeting that Facebook was entering the dating space.. The announcement has resulted in a media frenzy — from some questioning how apps like Match and Tinder will be affected to others worrying about protecting their privacy. Facebook Dating won’t match you with friends, unless you choose to use Secret Crush and you both add each other to your list. All of your Dating activity will stay in Facebook Dating. It won’t be shared to the rest of Facebook. Key Features. People will soon be able to connect and share with Facebook and Instagram Stories. Facebook Dating, which lives on a separate tab within the Facebook mobile app, promises to connect individuals who opt for the service by matching them algorithmically by geography and sharing “interests, events, and groups.” Users have the option of “unlocking” certain Facebook groups in which they participate and the events near them. Facebook Dating is launching in the U.S. on September 5. NurPhoto via Getty Images. Facebook connects billions of people across the world. Now, it’s helping them hook up and (potentially) meet ... Facebook Dating launched in the U.S. last week with little fanfare. The latest dating app—which is a part of Facebook’s existing app—received a lot of press, but it was unclear if users ... Facebook Dating’s most exciting new feature builds upon a well-established safety practice for online dating. Before meeting someone in person for the first time, many people—especially women ...

Milfs,Cougars and GILFS discovered

2018.03.19 09:15 cloudstreet93 Milfs,Cougars and GILFS discovered

A subreddit to post photos of real, beautiful older women found on facebook, instagram, photobucket, dating sites etc.
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2014.08.14 20:02 Kcnord People of dating sites

We travel the depths of dating sites, Facebook, you name it to discover the weirdest people of the internet
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2011.06.20 15:32 headShrinker GYO: gay older men and younger men together.

GYO is about gay older men and younger men together. It's about sex and love in intergenerational relationships.
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2020.10.20 11:08 pekingduck11 Could do with some support right now

Firstly I apologise - this is going to be long. But I would really appreciate people reading and some support right now as I’m feeling really low and could really do with some advice as I don’t have anyone to talk to about this and I’m not seeing my therapist until next week, but I’m feeling really crap right now and need to get some stuff off my chest and hear some friendly advice from people who understand.
I think my marriage is over and I’m TERRIFIED. I just don’t know who I am or how my life will be as a single person.
My husband was my first boyfriend. He was a little older than me when we met (I was 17, he was 23) so he’d had plenty of sexual partners and a couple of relationship before me, but he was my first everything.
We have been together for 18 years now and married for 15. I’ve never known anybody or anything else. The marriage has not been happy. Don’t get me wrong - we have achieved a lot as a couple (we run a business, own a home and a couple of cars, we’ve travelled the world and achieved our goals and dreams) but as two people trying to be a couple it’s been hard and our entire marriage has really been like a rollercoaster of ups and downs.
Although not diagnosed, I’m pretty certain my husband has narcissistic personality disorder, which, coupled with his complete inability to communicate, has been the cause of all our troubles.
Low times include my father committing suicide just after we married and him laughing at me and telling me he can now treat me as he wants now my dad ‘isn’t around’, refusing to let me keep my dad’s dog (my dad lives next door to us and his dog was a member of our family, we walked his dog with our dogs every day and minded him when my dad was on holiday). That dog was my last connection to my dad but he forced me to give it to another member of the family. He’d shout at me when I was crying and tell me to ‘get rid of my dads things out of our house or he’d throw them away’. I actually left him and moved into my mum’s house for about 8 weeks when this was happening, but he talked the talked and said he was sorry, he was grieving himself blah blah blah and I went back to him.
I left him twice more over the years and moved into my mums house again. Usually because of the same pattern of behaviour - he would take me for granted, disrespect me, flirt with other girls on Facebook and become secretive and dishonest whilst also becoming lazier and lazier, basically treating me as a cook and cleaner. I would try communicating with him to air my grievances and to try and tell him how he was behaving and how it made me feel. ANY time whatsoever I had a problem with ANYTHING I wasn’t allowed to bring it up. He would fly off the handle, argue back, completely deny his behaviour, tell me the problem was ME, that I was a nag, I was a moaner, I was a shitty wife and I ‘brought him down’. He would hurl insults calling me fat (I’m not fat), ugly, tell me I’m like my crazy dad, insult my family and be abusive. If I got upset or tried to make my point he’d just laugh in my face. He would then stop speaking to me from anything between a few days to a few weeks. It was torture living with him while we both weren’t speaking. He would just turn the tv off when I was watching it, make a mess while making his dinner and leave me to clean it up and leave me to look after our dogs meaning I’d be walking them around parks in the pitch dark alone at 5am. When he had decided he’d had enough of not speaking (and having to make his own dinners and do his own washing himself as a result), he would apologise. Tell me he’s so sorry, he didn’t mean those things, I’m his best friend and he loves me etc. I would forgive him and we’d move on and be okay until the next flirtations or bad behaviour or laziness and then the whole cycle would repeat.
Three years ago, he became friends with a guy he was almost old enough to have fathered. My husband was 40 and this guy was like 23. The guy was immature, couldn’t hold a job down, got into fights every week, slept with a different random woman from dating sites every week and lived off his mother. My husband thought he was the bees knees and became his best bud. My husband then proceeded to buy himself a whole new wardrobe and go out every night to the pub with this guy until the early hours. Me and our dogs hardly seen him during this time. I filed for divorce. For four months I went through the whole process. During the rare occasions my husband was home he would be his usual nasty insulting self while still going out every night til the early hours and still maintaining he didn’t want a divorce and I was a bitch for filing. I went through the whole divorce apart from the very last step. My husband then ditched his friend, told me he was so sorry and he had treated me appallingly, I was all he wanted and he would start behaving like a committed married man. I (stupidly) took the bait and never filed the final part of the divorce.
A year after that my husband became distant again. He wasn’t going out with boys half his age to party like the time before, but he was nasty and abusive. He then decided he needed ‘space’ and booked a holiday by himself. I told him we were over and I couldn’t do this anymore. He didn’t care and went off on holiday alone anyway. I blocked his number as I didn’t want to back and forth with abuse and arguments for the whole time he was away. Because he couldn’t get hold of me he started blowing up my mother. He actually woke her up at 3am one night absolutely wasted saying he didn’t know where he was and he thought he’d been robbed but he needed my mum to speak to me and persuade me to stay with him because he couldn’t lose me, I was his whole life and he had always took me for granted and he couldn’t be without me. My mother, who is more than wise to his ways, actually relented and felt bad for him. She promised she’d speak to me and I in turn told him we could work on our marriage when he got home and we would go to marriage counselling.
A week later he got home and because I didn’t run into his arms and say all is forgiven (I had agreed to counselling and working on our problems, not brushing everything under the carpet and pretending it all never happened like normal), he announced he was going on another holiday two days after he returned home, for a weekend away with his friends. So two days later he fucked off again for a weekend away. While there he emailed me saying he was so so sorry and please could I give him THE last chance. He would go to counselling and take it seriously and do whatever it took. He wasn’t messing about anymore. He was sorry. I (stupidly) agreed.
We went to counselling and found a wonderful counsellor named Joanne. She was amazing and really got my husband to open up. For the first time in almost our whole relationship, my husband was communicating, respecting me, compromising with me and listening to me. For the first time our relationship seemed normal and healthy!
Then, one day out of the blue I was contacted by a 24 year old girl on Facebook. She told me she had been seeing my husband and provided hundreds of photos and screenshots of txts and voice messages they had exchanged. She met him on his little holiday but nothing happened until the weekend after they returned home when he went to spend the weekend at her house. The same weekend he’d said he was away with his friends and had emailed me begging for a last chance and to go to counselling.
I threw him out. I went to counselling alone. Our marriage counsellor seen both me and him alone. Then she asked if we would go to another session together to clear things up, communicate about what had happened and why for closure and, if need be, end the marriage. I went along. He told me he had only ever slept with her and met her that one weekend. As he was lying in her bed, he had realised what a mistake he had made and emailed me. He had left her house in the middle of the night and come home. Tried to break it off with her but she had suspicions he was lying about being separated/divorcing (What he’d told her) and had tracked me down on Facebook.
I (stupidly) agreed to work through its. One more chance. We continued counselling for another six months. Came out happy and I really thought we’d turned a massive corner in our marriage. I thought he grown up and learnt how to behave like a man. We’ve been happy ever since.
Lately he has been supporting our family more financially because he earns a lot more than me. In turn, because I now work from home and have time, I’ve been taking on the lion’s share of the cooking and cleaning. We both agreed to this and were both happy with that arrangement. Except he has been disrespecting me again lately. He will deliberately make a mess and leave it for me to clean up. He gets home from work, sits on the sofa and doesn’t move all night. If he wants a drink, he’ll ask me to get it for him. If the dogs want to go outside in the garden to do their business, he will ask me to get up and let them out. He will take off his socks and throw them on the floor by the sofa. If he eats something he will just dump the empty dishes NEXT to the dishwasher.
I started to feel I was being taken the piss out of again. I agreed to clean our home such as polishing furniture, vacuuming and mopping. I didn’t agree to literally being his slave and walking around the house tidying up his messes and fetching him whatever he asks for all night while he sits on his ass. The only thing I ask him to do around the house is mow the lawn. That’s the only chore and if I ask him to mow it, he has a massive moan, gets a mood on and tells me ‘I’m nagging him’. It’s got to the point I’m scared to ask him to do the only thing he agreed to do around the house because his reaction to me asking is conditioning me to not bother asking at all.
Things came to a head the other day when I prepared him a nice dinner and weighted on him when I served it. He ate it then sat with his dirty dishes on his knee waiting for me to finish my dinner so I could then take his plates out! This man has had a meal made for him and the kitchen completely cleaned. All he has to do is take his plate out to the dishwasher and dump it inside. But even that is beneath him and I’m expected to take his plates out for him too. It was getting ridiculous how lazy he was becoming. Instead of being happy and grateful I was doing more around the home for our family, he would ‘jokingly’ call me a stepford wife and ‘jokingly’ click his fingers at me and say ‘get me a drink’. He would say it was a joke but teamed with him treating me like a slave it didn’t seem that way.
I brought up that I was feeling unappreciated and disrespected and that I wasn’t here to be his personal slave and tidy up after him all day every day.
Just like old times he blew up. Started laughing at me, telling me to ‘shut my fat mouth’. Telling me I’m moaning over nothing. Denying he doesn’t tidy up after himself. The usual. Nothing has changed. I can’t communicate anything to my husband at all ever without getting a mouthful of abuse and him not speaking to me for days on end. He has now decided to change his whatsapp picture to a photo of just him (it was previously a photo of us kissing) and taken my fingerprint off his phone so I can’t access it. All because I didn’t like the fact he sat on his arse having me serve him a dinner I made and then he expected me to take his plate out for him afterwards too.
I’m really sorry this post is long. I just badly needed to get all this off my chest. The games he plays and the complete shutdown of any communication whatsoever and the abuse just for wanting to discuss something - it really really gets to me. It’s so toxic.
I feel so hopeless. If money was no object I would divorce but I have some debts I’m paying off and I’m not sure I could afford to live alone at the moment. My mum will let me live with her but not my dogs and I don’t want to be apart from my dogs, they’re my world. I just fee so trapped and stuck and helpless.
I really need some help because if I do divorce it’s going to be so hard. I’m mid 30’s and I’ve never even slept with another man and being single really scares me. Plus he’s knocked my confidence so much with his abuse over the years I don’t even know who I am anymore.
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2020.10.20 10:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2020 Vuelta a España - Stage 1

Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Time
20 Oct. 1 Irun > Arrate 171 km (106 mi) Medium Upwards 13:11-17:30 CEST
First mountain contact for the peloton in La Vuelta 20. The final 25 km feature the succession of the Karabieta Mountain Pass (2 nd category) and the Alto de Arrate (2 nd category). Two climbs that, though not excessively difficult, will start to mark the first differences in the general classification.
Information Official Site / Startlist / Official Facebook / Roadbook
Previews UCI, Cycling News, GCN, Cycling Weekly, PEZ, Predictions thread stage 1
/peloton content Pre-Race thread / Cheat Notes / Adopt a rider / RFL / SWL
Live Trackers Official Tracker / @lavuelta twitter / Cycling News / PCS / Tissot timing
TV Eurosport / Check your local broadcaster here
Streams Tiz Cycling / Cycling.today / CyclingFans / Steephill.tv, Coverage starts around 13:00 CEST
  • For a live chat way to discuss/follow the race we have a discord too!
  • and as recently asked, avoid comments that spoil the action in other races underway and keep them in the respective threads instead.
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2020.10.20 10:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2020 Giro d'Italia - Stage 16

Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Time
Oct. 20 16 Udine > San Daniele del Friuli 229 km (142 mi) Medium Uphill 10:10-16:30 CEST
Information Official Site / Startlist / Official Facebook / Roadbook/Garibaldi PDF
Overall Previews Cycling News / Cycling Weekly / Pez / CyclingTips / GCN / INRNG
/peloton content Pre-Race thread / Cheat Notes / Adopt a rider / RFL / SWL
Live Trackers Official / Official Twitter / Tissot / Cycling News / PCS / Eurosport / Velon
TV Eurosport / Check your local broadcaster here
Streams Tiz / Cycling.today / Race Coverage starts at 12:30 CEST
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2020.10.20 03:53 Dezkin Daily COVID-19 Report for Clark County - Monday, Oct 19th

Clark County COVID-19 positives as of Monday, Oct 19th:
75410, ⬆️460 from 74950 (10/18) [⬆️406 10/17, ⬆️807 10/16]
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16-day tracking estimates:
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Current # COVID-19 in ICU:
# COVID-19 on HFNC Therapy:
# COVID-19 on ventilator:
# Remdesivir vials inventory:
# Staffed ICU beds inventory:
# Ventilators available: 492 (10/18)
# Ventilators in use: 246 (10/18)
# Ventilators inventory: 738 (10/18)
Source: https://nvha.net
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SNHD reports 90.6% (68310, ⬆️290 from 68020 (10/18)) of cases have recovered. [⬆️301 10/17, ⬆️463 10/16]
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Total Hospitalized: 5696*, ⬆️10 from 5686 (10/18)
*Hospitalized excludes deaths
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Total Deaths: 1470, ⬆️1 from 1469 (10/18) [⬆️1 10/17, NC 10/16]
(1080 with underlying medical conditions)
Not mutually exclusive conditions:
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Positive Results Age Range Breakdown:
MIS-C Cases 11⬇️1
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Hospitalized Age Range Breakdown:
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Deaths Age Range Breakdown:
Saturday numbers spike are normal according to SNHD based on the number of high tests conducted on Thursday (14k; daily avg is between 8k to 10k).
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"Daily case counts reflect newly reported cases and may represent cases that were tested in the preceding days, which could significantly impact the count on days when a relatively large number of laboratory reports arrive in one day." SNHD confirmed they are not counting COVID-19 antibody positives into their COVID-19 positive case counts.
Majority of information is pulled from Southern Nevada Health District's COVID-19 dashboard and historical reports.
Our positives have slowed down, our recovery rate continues to rise (90+% range), and our hospitalizations are remaining stable (under 400). Protect our vulnerable and continue to practice good hygiene habits, including wearing a mask to prevent asymptomatic spread as mandated by Governor Sisolak (onus is on businesses, which we want to keep open, but Metro will not enforce it; OSHA is responsible for mask enforcement by fining the business). To report a non-compliant business through the state, call (702) 486-9020 or (775) 688-3700.
Doctors are doing convalescent plasma therapy treatments and are seeking plasma donors to help those in need. One plasma donation can help five patients. Blood donors can get the antibodies testing done for free.
FDA states 144 trials of therapeutics are underway to treat COVID-19. 457 more are in planning stages. None have been approved. Remdesivir and Dexamethaaone are FDA approved for emergency base use. New studies show that Remdesivir do not help in preventing COVID-19 deaths.
Nevada was approved for the 24-hour test procedure. FDA has approved a 30-minute and a 5-minute testing procedures. UNLV provides the main COVID-19 testing services. The first at-home testing kit was FDA approved on 5/15.
If you live within a 1-mile range of the Wal-Mart on Craig Rd, you qualify for a drone-delivered test kit to your front or back door.
Testing sites require an appointment; some may need to be scheduled by your primary care physician or another authorized provider.
City Serve coordinates testing sites throughout the valley. Testing is only on Saturdays. Schedule a no-cost test here: https://cityservelv.org/
The antibodies test was approved by the FDA a month ago. UMC, E7 Health and local laboratories are able to conduct antibodies testing. Cost is normally $149+, but your insurance may reimburse you for the test. Check your coverage first. Vitalant/Universal Blood Services will do a free antibody test for any eligible donors.
UMC is able to process 4,000 tests per day. It is encouraged for anyone to be tested. Symptoms are no longer required. Appointment is preferred, walk-up testing is available.
UMC's testing sites are inside Thomas & Mack Center and Cashman Field Center. They can do 1,200 tests per day, Tues-Sat 8am to 4pm. No symptoms, insurance, or citizenship required for testing. Schedule an appointment online through UMC's website (www.umcsn.com). A staff member will contact you back to schedule your appointment. According to their reps, there is no limit how often you can get tested. Sites are walk-in, appointment or walk-up. Both sites now use the self-nasal swab test kits.
UMC updates COVID-19 test guidelines:
New guidelines are to save test kits for those exhibiting symptoms.
See all testing locations on the SNHD website.
All CVS pharmacy drive-thru locations also does testing, no cost should be associated with this test. Validate with your insurance. If no insurance, there should be no charge. Requires an appointment scheduled.
Five months ago, the first vaccine was tested. More than 160 vaccine prototypes are being tested. Clinical trials of the vaccine were administered three months ago. Phase 1 & 2 of trial vaccines have completed with positive antibody results. Phase 3 clinical trials started with 30k volunteers; large test size of 3k vaccine test trials in the UK. Africa started their vaccine trials three months ago. Multiple sources stating to expect an FDA approved vaccine by end of the year.
Of the 100+ vaccines submitted, 22 have made the cut to go through testing and final FDA approval phases (5/15 briefing). The front runner vaccine is conducting human trails (Phase 3 aka final stage), completion date is pending. AstraZeneca is prepared to produce 2 billion doses once the vaccine is FDA approved.
US government is working with four vaccine manufacturers who are in the final phases of vaccine trials, all prepared for massive vaccine output once FDA approval is given. Worldwide, six are in Phase III.
Phase 3 vaccine trials for Vegas has started. Volunteers can call 702-893-8968. Must be 18+. Administered by the Wake Clinical Research Center of Nevada. Source.
Remain mindful to give our medical community the ability to focus on those in need of their expertise to survive and combat the virus.
For Nevada COVID-19 metrics, with historical spreadsheet and graph data, visit: The Nevada Independent Coronavirus Tracking or check out the link in our side bar.
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2020.10.20 02:14 gottaopenupagain I feel like I did a camgirl wrong, but also that nobody's really innocent here

First of all, I'm just gonna say: I'm aware that sex work calls for a degree of manipulation, and I've got nothing against that. So yes, I'm fully aware that perhaps I was being used, but recently, I've come to realize that maybe I was more to blame than I wanted to fully admit. Now for the context.
Last year, I was having a shitty July, and honestly, a shitty year as a whole. I'm not saying any of this to garner pity, just explaining everything in detail because I feel it warped my perception. The girl I had feelings for for 5 months and had told as such turned me down once we finally met earlier in the year, and I went spiraling down into my worst depression years, which ended with me violating her boundaries. Just when I was getting back on my feet, I found out my dog was diagnosed with cancer. That summer, I went searching for and found a good-paying job. I worked there for about a month, making good money, and around the same time, I was really looking into online dating again, only for that to completely flop, with everyone either turning out to be unstable or completely ghosting me for no valid reason that I could tell. Shortly after I gave up the online dating scene, I was laid off.
Then I started looking into camsite, and becoming close to one girl in particular. We chatted each other up a bit, realizing we had a lot in common, she followed my Instagram, we starting chatting on Whatsapp, and she even told me her real first name. She'd also asked if I wanted to date her and, well, I didn't exactly say no, but I didn't say yes, either. Later, I found her Facebook account kinda accidentally, and found out she was already dating a guy. Otherwise, we seemed to hit it off alright. Until it became an addiction. I kept sending tips. We had a few cam-to-cam sessions, and I was eventually broke, having lost almost all the money I made at my old job.
My anxiety started to kick in, especially since I would be moving into an apartment soon. I was kicking myself for being so impulsive, but I also kinda unloaded on her. Wrote some really lengthy messages telling her I'd be taking a break, really just trying to explain my reasoning and being honest without trying to come off as entirely blaming her. I feel like my loaded messages were a huge part of the problem, looking back. After that, things really started to sour between us. We'd frequently get into arguments, I'd just keep making myself look bad by sending her tips AFTER telling her I was broke, in part because I wanted to help her out (she kept giving reasons why she needed the tips, like family members being sick). But I also think I was kind of in denial about what it really was: an addiction. She wasn't the only one I'd send tips to after all had been said and done, either.
A bit later down the road, she asked me to send a tip to another camgirl she was friends with, since I wouldn't send any to her, and then later asked if I still had anything left over after that that I could send to her. Which I didn't, because I'd sent it to yet another girl. When I told her as such, she was pretty upset. She asked me to leave her chatroom, and I did, though she texted me shortly after and everything seemed to be alright again for the time being.
Things continued to be on and off between us. Sometimes she'd ask for tips (she told me it was a bad habit of hers), other times she would message me just to talk, still other times I would (accidentally) guilt trip her for my situation, digging myself deeper, and at one point, she messaged me to tell me she'd gotten a place on one of the site's contests. I didn't really know how to respond, since she wasn't ranking very high and I figured she wanted to be a bit higher up, but she later messaged me "u r rude".
Our final interaction was, once again, her asking me for tips. I asked how much she wanted. I was unable to respond right away, because I was at my mom's and didn't want her finding out about my ... habit that I'd picked up. She was pretty mad, took it as me ignoring her, and I later said I couldn't give her anything. That was pretty much the last straw for her, and she decided we'd never speak again, though she did send me one last message on the camsite, apologizing and saying she was thankful to me. And we haven't spoken since, except when I sent a semi-anonymous message apologizing for my moods and wishing her well.
I know she wasn't entirely innocent in this situation herself. Like, asking me for more tips after she'd told me she wouldn't? Asking if I had anything left over from the tip I sent her friend? Asking if I wanted to date her despite her having a boyfriend (I'm assuming she's not polyamorous)? That's all really rather suspicious. But now I realize that maybe I might have actually fucked up something perfectly good. Again, I am NOT naïve. I know that the entire purpose of sex work is for you to think with your dick (or your vagina, of course) so you can pay to get off, and that getting loyal tippers is even better. Believe it or not, I have nothing against that. But I do feel like MAYBE going the extra mile to ask for tips might have been a little too much, and that she probably told a few extra lies on top of the usual flirtatious banter. However, despite all that, I feel like there was something authentic about her. She very well might have actually liked me as a friend, given the nature of our interactions that weren't just about tips. The same is true for all sex workers. At the end of the day, they're no less human than you or I, and I really do feel like I definitely went overboard, too, even coming off as borderline abusive at times without really trying to. Without trying to sound like I'm justifying myself, I'm really normally not like that at all when I'm in a better place, and I hate that I allowed myself to get that bad. Wish I could give her a proper apology and closure, knowing what I know now.
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2020.10.19 23:01 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 19 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Embark on the middle of a frozen pond? CAN DO!)
(Also, wtf is Reggie Watts, and why does Twitch's algo think I'm using his audio?)
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Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
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What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
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It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
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I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
----------------------------------------So how's this going to work?----------------------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
----------------------------------------So what's in it for viewers?----------------------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
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Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
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Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
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We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
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On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
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Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
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<= Prior Day (Day 18) - Next Event (Day 20) =>
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  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 19 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
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2020.10.19 22:02 miamindmusic Quixote Music’s Joseph Fermán Releases “La Vida” Single

Quixote Music’s Joseph Fermán Releases “La Vida” Single
Quixote Music Salvadoran recording artist Joseph Fermán has officially dropped his third single, which is now his first record released on a worldwide basis. Fermán (who is a multi-lingual artist that has the ability to sing in Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese) currently resides in California, which is where he wrote and recorded “La Vida” as a testimony to living life to its fullest and his unquestioning belief that God will guide us during these troubled times. Inspired by events he experienced while here in the USA during the Covid-19 pandemic, this music was the method used to relate to individual health concerns that Joseph, his friends, and acquaintances were forced to suffer through and either endure or die from. The track was arranged by Angel Castaños and features renowned accordionist Julian Rojas.
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The three collaborators blended Salvadoran and Colombian styles of music that employ cumbia vallenata rhythms and salsa influences. Sung entirely in Spanish, “La Vida” is already in heavy rotation at many radio stations in Joseph Fermán’s native country of El Salvador. It has become very popular there across the board by impacting multiple demographic groups with its message calling for solidarity amongst all the people who have suffered this disease and to those who lost loved ones because of it. Quixote Music has now set the wheels in motion and presently endeavors to cross-market this record throughout North America.
A North American radio and press campaign has now been launched to promote “La Vida”. Latin and World Music radio broadcasters are in the process of being serviced with Joseph Fermán’s current single as are entertainment publications from north to south and coast to coast. The official adding to radio rotation playlists date is slated for the week of November 9, 2020. His music is available on most major retail and streaming platform sites. Additional personal appearances will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Mr. Fermán’s press kit will be provided upon request to all members of the media by contacting the representative listed below. He is presently available for interviews and/or appearances. Additional news, updates, and other information about upcoming events may also be found at www.facebook.com/JosephSFerman

Media Contact:
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Mia Mind Music
Phone: 800-843-8575
Email: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
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2020.10.19 20:23 Pinkstrawberrygrl Ex narc finally got new gf- and made sure I knew?

After a year and a half of being subjected to hot/cold affection, emotional abuse, him sneaking on to flirt with other women on dating sites, silent treatments and occasional rage attacks- I finally went no contact with my ex about a year ago. I am now in a happy, healthy relationship with a wonderful man. I blocked him, but my ex narc has attempted to contact me a total of 3-5 times since then (other accounts, etc.) this most recent time, he made up some bogus question to ask me from his “new phone number” (spoofed? Idk. He said new phone last time too.) I blocked, and then found out a week later (thru the one mutual that I still sometimes talk to) that his text to me almost perfectly aligned with when he posted his new girlfriend on socials. Surprisingly I don’t feel too upset about it (it’s his first official gf that I know of since I left him) but what does sting a bit is the fact that I had always been bothered by him not posting me/making our relationship public. He knew this. He always had some excuse as to why not (“im a private person”bs, he’s not lol) anyway. Anyone else had this happen? Why are they suddenly willing to be ~Facebook official~ and post cutesy instas with their new supply?
TL;DR: narc’s recent hoovering attempt seems to align with him getting new gf. He rarely posted me, allegedly has posted her multiple times already. Did he just want me to look him up and see this? Is he trying to cheat on her already? Are they madly in love. Who knows with a narc 🤷🏼‍♀️
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2020.10.19 17:30 Gaiapelio A month and a half post breakup- update

Hello, friends. I figured i would give my update on how my post breakup life has been. I suppose i should give some background i(28m) found out my LDR (24f) of eight months was cheating on me with another woman. Trust your gut friends
I allowed myself to take in those emotions for about an hour or so before i told myself i had to do something before i wallow in misery. About an hour later i went for a run and liked how good it felt. So now im working out twice a day on most days. Ive lost around 20 lbs and i feel really good because its always something I've wanted to do. I have a long way to go but i think im on a good path and something that works for me.
Those nights of man those nights were rough. Even though she had me blocked on Facebook i found myself looking at her gfs Facebook for pics. And i had to stop that so i ended up blocking her and her sister as well after thanking her for being the catylist for me figuring out. I find myself that i check that less and less every week. So thats good. I did have a dream about her out of the blue.
I spent a lot of time talking and writing journals every morning to my friend. Just having someone listened to ny thoughts and helped my rationalize my emotions helped me immensely and would recommend for anyone who is going though a breakup
My personal hygene wasn't all the best. I tended not to clean and wash as often as much as i should but that's improved as well. And with me losing weight I've had more access to my wardrobe which feels nice.
I've buried myself in my schoolwork for the last month and ive gotten higher marks than i have in a long time. Im starting to adjust to not being in constant communication with another and beginning to enjoy times alone. Going to a movie alone is kinda dope. I took up cooking and am reading on how to cook better i can taste the flavors improving with every dish i make.
I set goals for myself. I told myself i would be 300 my the enf of the year ( in current 328) i would have 1k saved ( im pretty impulsive) and i wouldn't go back into academic probation. These are keeping me super focused
Im putting myself back out there installing the tinders and bumbles and hinges. Im not too estatic on these sites but i just wanted to see what was out there. There were four girls i liked two i asked out one i got ghosted on the first date. Unfriended her and the second one isint intrested rn. Which sucks but its okay and i respect that.
Despite those small hiccups and whatnot i think im doing well. I guess i just wanted to tell you guys on how im doing from my initial posts. And that it truly does get better and we all are going to get stronger from this. Thank you for taking the time to read this and questions and comments are appreciated ☺️
I guess what i learned to cope was to occupy my thoughts achieve your goals but still allow yourself to be sad and feel those emotions oh and block her. Looking at their pictures does nothing but give you grief
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2020.10.19 16:49 edreamerz994 Should I text my online date again?

Hello,
About three weeks ago, I set up an account on Badoo for fun. Indeed, a friend of mine talked about her encounters on dating sites and I told myself why not try it quickly. So I had tried to subscribe on Badoo several times, because it’s free the first few days (I don’t want to pay for dating). At first, I was disgusted by guys on this app : either they were perverse, not to my liking physically, or even both, or weird. So I deactivated my account very quickly (after a few hours I joined). So about a week later, I re-registered on Badoo, because I wanted to see if my selfies could attract guys (yes I’m looking for validation lol), I didn’t have big expectations, nor really intend to talk to someone, I wanted to see the likes on my profile. And there, a rather cute guy sends me a message. So I answer without much waiting and as the conversation goes on, the current passes. We talked a lot of the next 2/3 days.
We were supposed to meet about three days after we first spoke. It could not be done because he was very busy, even the following days we barely spoke on messenger. Honestly, I thought I’d never see him. But.... Surprisingly, he asked me what I was doing one night (about 1 week later), so I said I wasn’t doing anything. He picked me up and we went to his house. I spent the night there. We slept together. The next day, at noon, he took me back home. As I was leaving, he asked me what I was doing that night and that he would keep me in line. He told me that he had a lot to do that afternoon. And in the evening, he told me that he wasn’t feeling very well. I believe him more or less even if indeed he was very little connected on Facebook messenger. So, a few days later, I decided to take the lead and I asked him if he agreed to see me again? He said, “Yes, but it will be tough this month”. It’s not very convincing but in his defense he told me even before we saw that he would be very busy this month, that he has a lot of work (he looked tired the night I saw him), that every weekend he does rally races (I checked on his facebook and indeed, he did participate). We haven’t written for a week (until now).
I myself was very busy and tired (I am a student) this week. But I admit that I was thinking of seeing him again because I actually want to have fun, even if it’s not for a serious relationship (rather be sex friends) since I don’t stay long in the city where I currently live (I came to settle for my studies). I watched to see if he had not blocked me on facebook messenger and he still hasn’t done it (pretty good sign). In fact, I want to talk to him again, but I don’t know how to actually.... And I confess that I’m not very good at taking the lead. Could you give me some advice? Should I give up completely?
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2020.10.19 16:42 edreamerz994 should i text him again?

Hello,
About three weeks ago, I set up an account on Badoo for fun. Indeed, a friend of mine talked about her encounters on dating sites and I told myself why not try it quickly. So I had tried to subscribe on Badoo several times, because it’s free the first few days (I don’t want to pay for dating). At first, I was disgusted by guys on this app : either they were perverse, not to my liking physically, or even both, or weird. So I deactivated my account very quickly (after a few hours I joined). So about a week later, I re-registered on Badoo, because I wanted to see if my selfies could attract guys (yes I’m looking for validation lol), I didn’t have big expectations, nor really intend to talk to someone, I wanted to see the likes on my profile. And there, a rather cute guy sends me a message. So I answer without much waiting and as the conversation goes on, the current passes. We talked a lot of the next 2/3 days.
We were supposed to meet about three days after we first spoke. It could not be done because he was very busy, even the following days we barely spoke on messenger. Honestly, I thought I’d never see him. But.... Surprisingly, he asked me what I was doing one night (about 1 week later), so I said I wasn’t doing anything. He picked me up and we went to his house. I spent the night there. We slept together. The next day, at noon, he took me back home. As I was leaving, he asked me what I was doing that night and that he would keep me in line. He told me that he had a lot to do that afternoon. And in the evening, he told me that he wasn’t feeling very well. I believe him more or less even if indeed he was very little connected on Facebook messenger. So, a few days later, I decided to take the lead and I asked him if he agreed to see me again? He said, “Yes, but it will be tough this month”. It’s not very convincing but in his defense he told me even before we saw that he would be very busy this month, that he has a lot of work (he looked tired the night I saw him), that every weekend he does rally races (I checked on his facebook and indeed, he did participate). We haven’t written for a week (until now).
I myself was very busy and tired (I am a student) this week. But I admit that I was thinking of seeing him again because I actually want to have fun, even if it’s not for a serious relationship (rather be sex friends) since I don’t stay long in the city where I currently live (I came to settle for my studies). I watched to see if he had not blocked me on facebook messenger and he still hasn’t done it (pretty good sign). In fact, I want to talk to him again, but I don’t know how to actually.... And I confess that I’m not very good at taking the lead. Could you give me some advice? Should I give up completely?
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2020.10.19 16:37 edreamerz994 should I text him again?

Hello,
About three weeks ago, I set up an account on Badoo for fun. Indeed, a friend of mine talked about her encounters on dating sites and I told myself why not try it quickly. So I had tried to subscribe on Badoo several times, because it’s free the first few days (I don’t want to pay for dating). At first, I was disgusted by guys on this app : either they were perverse, not to my liking physically, or even both, or weird. So I deactivated my account very quickly (after a few hours I joined). So about a week later, I re-registered on Badoo, because I wanted to see if my selfies could attract guys (yes I’m looking for validation lol), I didn’t have big expectations, nor really intend to talk to someone, I wanted to see the likes on my profile. And there, a rather cute guy sends me a message. So I answer without much waiting and as the conversation goes on, the current passes. We talked a lot of the next 2/3 days.
We were supposed to meet about three days after we first spoke. It could not be done because he was very busy, even the following days we barely spoke on messenger. Honestly, I thought I’d never see him. But.... Surprisingly, he asked me what I was doing one night (about 1 week later), so I said I wasn’t doing anything. He picked me up and we went to his house. I spent the night there. We slept together. The next day, at noon, he took me back home. As I was leaving, he asked me what I was doing that night and that he would keep me in line. He told me that he had a lot to do that afternoon. And in the evening, he told me that he wasn’t feeling very well. I believe him more or less even if indeed he was very little connected on Facebook messenger. So, a few days later, I decided to take the lead and I asked him if he agreed to see me again? He said, “Yes, but it will be tough this month”. It’s not very convincing but in his defense he told me even before we saw that he would be very busy this month, that he has a lot of work (he looked tired the night I saw him), that every weekend he does rally races (I checked on his facebook and indeed, he did participate). We haven’t written for a week (until now).
I myself was very busy and tired (I am a student) this week. But I admit that I was thinking of seeing him again because I actually want to have fun, even if it’s not for a serious relationship (rather be sex friends) since I don’t stay long in the city where I currently live (I came to settle for my studies). I watched to see if he had not blocked me on facebook messenger and he still hasn’t done it (pretty good sign). In fact, I want to talk to him again, but I don’t know how to actually.... And I confess that I’m not very good at taking the lead. Could you give me some advice? Should I give up completely?
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2020.10.19 14:04 ACCBiggz Releases of the Week 10/19-10/25

If there is a release from any artist or gallery that you are aware of that has not been posted please contribute in the comments below.

POSTER RELATED WEBSITE LINKS
Third Quarter ISO/FOR SALE thread
Poster News Discord
This Week's Releases:
Date Release Artist Gallery Release Time
10/19 Elvira Alex Garant Artist Site
10/19 Spooky Print Matthew Skiff Gallery1988
10/20 Red Desert Katherine Lam MONDO/Black Dragon Press 12pm ET
10/20 IG-88 Mike Mitchell MONDO 12pm ET
10/21 Great Showdowns Scott C. Artist Website
Future Releases:
Date Release Artist Gallery Release Time
10/? Abby Alice X Zhang Artist Site
12/? Stimpy Super A ThinkSpace
?/? The Simpsons Super-A BNG
?/? Bret Hart David Mack Comic Art Chimp
?/? NSFW Show Various Spoke Art
?/? Chucky Will Blood Artist Site
?/? District 9 Gabz Artist Site
?/? Dune Matt Griffin BNG
?/? The Mandalorian Rory Kurtz MONDO
?/? L'aventure, C'est L'aventure Jack & Laurent Durieux Nautilus Art Prints
?/? The Little Mermaid George Caltsoudas BNG
?/? The Invisible Man Jason Edmiston MONDO
?/? The Wolf Man Jason Edmiston MONDO
?/? Katamari Damacy Claire Hummel MONDO
?/? Frozen Matt Taylor Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? TBA William Stout ISH
?/? TBA Rockin'Jelly Bean ISH
?/? Die Hard 17th & Oak TBA
?/? Blade Runner Tula Lotay TBA TBA
?/? Jaws 3 Jay Shaw MONDO TBA
?/? Jaws 4: The Revenge TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Indiana Jones TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Fight Club Card Game MONDO TBA
?/? Future Batman: The Animated Series Figures MONDO TBA
?/? Mondo Mecha Black Panther MONDO TBA
?/? Mondo Mecha Captain America MONDO TBA
?/? The Handmaiden J.A.W. Cooper MONDO TBA
?/? The Empire Strikes Back Scott C. MONDO TBA
?/? WWE Prints TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Paddington Daniel Danger, Matt Taylor, & Jock MONDO TBA
?/? Portrait of a Lady on Fire TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Godzilla Attack Peter MONDO TBA
?/? Gallery Show Drops We Buy Your Kids MONDO TBA
?/? TBA Matthew Woodson MONDO TBA
?/? Scott Pilgrim TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Blade Runner 2049 TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Marvel 2099 Pins Tom Whalen MONDO TBA
?/? TBA Aaron Horkey MONDO TBA
?/? Full Metal Jacket Wylie Beckert MONDO TBA
?/? Jurassic Park Shirts TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Unmatched: Jurassic Park Pack 2 N/A MONDO TBA
?/? ??? Rick Kelly MONDO
?/? Series 2 Rick & Morty Figurine MONDO
?/? Series 3 Rick & Morty Figurine MONDO
?/? ??? 100% Soft MONDO
?/? Universal Monster Martin Ansin MONDO
?/? ??? Mike Saputo MONDO
?/? ??? Mike Sutfin MONDO
?/? Transformers: The Animated Movie TBA MONDO
?/? A24 Show TBA MONDO/The Vacvvm
?/? Batman: The Animated Series Joker Figurine MONDO

The Poster News Discord offers continual updates and discussions about releases and other art prints. Join the discussion!****

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2020.10.19 00:24 willwol1 Should I reach out to a (lost) friend?

Hi, please excuse the formatting, I barely use this site.
Okay, context:
When I was 15 I lied about my age to be accepted into this online group (said I was 16) for gay men. I wasn't expecting anything to come out of it, just wanted to feel accepted by people like me I guess.
I ended up meeting someone, let's call him Zach. Zach (aged 16 at the time) and I became friends, and we continued talking to one another online for about a year. Sometime during the year, I took my GCSE's, so, maintaining the lie, I became distant from him to ensure he wouldn't find out I wasn't in the same year group as him. Over the summer of 2019, we became increasingly close, and he became one of my closest friends, even if we had never met in real life before.
Of course, like any lie, it becomes uncovered. In December 2019, he found out. He was mad at me, and stupidly, in the midst of a panic surrounding my fear of losing one of my closest friends, I told another lie and said I was held back a year at school, and that was why I lied.
In retrospect, that was completely ridiculous. I should've just said I lied in the first place. I'd like to admit I've spent time in therapy and have worked through my habit for compulsive lying with a trained professional.
We continued being close friends, prior to the pandemic, I was phoning him at least once a day, with me still lying about my age. (At this point, he was 18, I was 17 pretending to be 18).
Of course, lockdown happened. I ended up spending almost all day on facetime to him, looking back I think he was the only thing keeping myself from a huge mental health breakdown. By June I considered him to be my best friend. (I had planned on meeting him at Easter, once I passed my drivers test, but of course, that was cancelled. I re-planned for August hoping the pandemic would've calmed by then, but again, it hadn't, and I still hadn't taken my driving test)
We only had one argument, in May, where we didn't talk for around a week before we apologised to one another and resumed our friendship. I considered whether I could've had feelings for him at this point, but I realised he was too similar to me to date him.
I cannot stress how close I felt to him, I would spend most of the morning waiting for him to call me and then spend practically all day on facetime with him. He really was my best friend.
In August, he went on holiday so we lost contact for around a week, except one day where he snuck out to call me at 2 am (his parents are strict, even though he's 18. I always thought it was weird but we joked about it).
Cut to mid-august, he mentions on facetime he found my mother's Facebook and had been stalking it, we joked together about the stuff she posts.
The very next day, I get no response from him. I put this down to him having a bad mental health day and offer my support. Still no response. The next day, no response. And the next. And the next.
Eventually, I realise, I practically forgot I was holding this lie about my age. I have no idea what happened, but I assume he found a post my mother put on Facebook on my birthday stating my age, and he felt so betrayed and upset that he decided to cut ties with me.
Pretty much cried for a week. At first, I was worried about his health, I considered reaching out to one of his friends but then he posted on his Snapchat, so I knew he was okay at least.
It's been two months, the longest two months of my life. I thought I would stop missing him, but I haven't. But he's moved on. He's in university now and I'm in my final year of A-Levels, I unfollowed all his socials in hope that the pain I felt would end, but here I am.
So, here is my question: Do I reach out to him? I don't even know why he's mad at me. I don't even know if he's mad at me. I want to apologise to him, and selfishly I want us to rekindle our friendship, but I'm worried we've changed too much in the past two months.
I know he hasn't blocked me, but I don't know if it's right to try and get in contact with Zach again.
What are your thoughts?
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2020.10.19 00:23 willwol1 Should I (17M) reach out to a lost friend (18M)?

Hi, please excuse the formatting, I barely use this site.
Okay, context:
When I was 15, I lied about my age to be accepted into this online group (said I was 16) for gay men. I wasn't expecting anything to come out of it, I just wanted to feel accepted by people like me I guess.
I ended up meeting someone, Zach. Zach (aged 16 at the time) and I became friends, and we continued talking to one another online for about a year. We were very similar people, both being (obviously) gay, and we had the same interests. Sometime during the year, I took my GCSE's, so, maintaining the lie, I became distant from him to ensure he wouldn't find out I wasn't in the same year group as him. Over the summer of 2019, we became increasingly close, and he became one of my closest friends, even if we had never met in real life before.
Of course, like any lie, it becomes uncovered. In December 2019, he found out. He was mad at me, and stupidly, in the midst of a panic surrounding my fear of losing one of my closest friends, I told another lie and said I was held back a year at school, and that was why I lied.
In retrospect, that was completely ridiculous. I should've just said I lied in the first place. I want to admit I've spent time in therapy and have worked through my habit of compulsive lying with a trained professional.
We continued being close friends, before the pandemic, I was phoning him at least once a day, with me still lying about my age. (At this point, he was 18, I was 17 pretending to be 18).
Of course, lockdown happened. I ended up spending almost all day on facetime to him, looking back, I think he was the only thing keeping myself from a huge mental health breakdown. By June I considered him to be my best friend. (I had planned on meeting him at Easter, once I passed my drivers test, but of course, that was cancelled. I re-planned for August hoping the pandemic would've calmed by then, but again, it hadn't, and I still hadn't taken my driving test)
We only had one argument, in May, where we didn't talk for around a week before we apologised to one another and resumed our friendship. I considered whether I could've had feelings for him at this point, but I realised he was too similar to me to date him.
I cannot stress how close I felt to him, I would spend most of the morning waiting for him to call me and then spend practically all day on facetime with him. He really was my best friend.
In August, he went on holiday so we lost contact for around a week, except one day where he snuck out to call me at 2 am (his parents are strict, even though he's 18. I always thought it was weird but we joked about it).
Cut to mid-august, he mentions on facetime he found my mother's Facebook and had been stalking it, we joked together about the stuff she posts.
The forthcoming day, I got no response from him. I put this down to him having a bad mental health day and offer my support. Still no response. The next day, no response. And the next. And the next.
Eventually, I realise, I practically forgot I was holding this lie about my age. I have no idea what happened, but I assume he found a post my mother put on Facebook on my birthday stating my age, and he felt so betrayed and upset that he decided to cut ties with me.
Pretty much cried for a week. At first, I was worried about his health. I considered reaching out to one of his friends, but then he posted on his Snapchat, so I knew he was okay at least.
It's been two months, the longest two months of my life. I thought I would stop missing him, but I didn't. However, he's moved on. He's in university now and I'm in my final year of A-Levels. I unfollowed all his socials in hope that the pain I felt would end, but here I am.
So, here is my question: Do I reach out to him? I don't even know why he's mad at me. I don't even know if he's mad at me. I want to apologise to him, and selfishly I want us to rekindle our friendship, but I'm worried we've changed too much in the past two months.
I know he hasn't blocked me, but I don't know if it's right to try and get in contact with Zach again.
What are your thoughts?
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2020.10.18 23:26 RomanceScammed2020 Legal Risk to Exposing a Romance Scammer?

Hello all, I recently fell for a romance scammer. Please let me preface that this is rather petty, and I did not lose much money at all. But there is such a weird twist that I am seeking basic legal advice. We met on a dating site, and she posted her location as NYC, but stated in her profile that she was looking to date a NYer as she traveled to the city often and was hoping to move to NYC shortly. Weird, but honestly, COVID has really made dating weird lately, and I apologize for being such a mark.
So I overlooked that, and wrote to her, and we got to chatting on the site, then we exchanged numbers, and we texted, and then we had a phone call. We got along very well. During this time, she was up front with her real name, her real job, her hometown, and it was very easy to track her back. The number she gave me, the number that I dialed when we spoke, when googled, immediately pulled up her name and job, as she stated. Her social media on Instagram and Facebook were immediately accessible, and obviously her - there were videos of her speaking with the same voice that I heard on the phone.
So she said originally that she was going to drive down to NYC, on her way elsewhere, and would I like to meet up with her then. I agreed, and we made plans for this weekend - where we would go for dinner, what she wanted to see around the city, speakeasies that were just opening back up, hotels for her to stay at, etc. Then yesterday, she texts saying that she was actually looking to fly down, stay a couple nights, and fly back up, and then she'd drive west taking a more northerly route. I said sure, you should fly down. And then she asks for money to fly down.
Now I know what you're thinking. For any other person, I would have immediately said fuck off and re-assigned her name as Scammer, but I actually knew so much about her that I thought, she'd have to be crazy to try to pull anything. So I Venmo'd her $550 for her flight. Her name and photo were on the account, though I know this doesn't mean that much.
But of course, lo and behold, she took the money and is not responding to my texts or calls. The hilarious thing is that her voicemail recording has her name, title and office. But she did just scam me. It seems so insane to act so wantonly. Her instagram has her posting often and regularly as if everything were normal, so it isn't as though she fell deeply ill or was in a car accident or lost her phone.
So my question is, a quick google search pulls up her employers, her relatives, her friends, and as I stated before, she called and texted me from her phone number which is listed on her website with her picture - she is a realtor, so it's quite public information. Would it be legal to write to her employers letting them know that she is a romance scammer? I am not at this point expecting the money back as it is a relatively minor amount of money, but I do feel there needs to be repercussions for poor behavior.
What would the ramifications of emailing completely true information unvarnished and unembellished to a scammer's employers be?
Thanks!
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2020.10.18 20:28 mrnovembeer [FOR HIRE] React.js Node.js React-Native Developer looking for clients!

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2020.10.18 18:15 llaverna Weekly Round-Up: October 12th - October 18th

Weekly Round-Up: October 12th - October 18th
/bangtan Weekly Round-Up
Previous thread: October 5th - October 11th
This round-up is for everything that happened in the /bangtan realm within the past week, compiled for your convenience! If you have feedback, please leave a comment or send me a PM.
The latest weekly round-up is linked on the sidebar of the subreddit. The link to the archive of past round-up posts can always be found in the wiki index.

Special

Date Thread
201013 Jawsh 685 AMA

Megathreads

Date Thread
201013 Happy Jimin day! [Birthday Compilation thread] - 2020
201014 BTS @ the 2020 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs)

News & Information

Date Thread
201012 Big Hit Entertainment says that a total of 993,000 viewers from 191 countries watched "Map of the Soul ON:E" on Oct. 10 & 11
201011 MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E Customer Experience Survey
201012 You can now connect your ARMY Bomb 'Ver.3' and 'MAP OF THE SOUL SPECIAL EDITION' to 'Persona' Comeback Trailer MV
201012 'Savage Love' (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix] is #1 on Billboard Hot 100
201012 'Dynamite' is #2 on Billboard Hot 100 for its 7th week
201012 BTS is the first group to simultaneously rank at #1 and #2 on the Hot 100 in over a decade
201015 KPop Herald: Live reporting of BigHit IPO listing (thread)
201015 Bloomberg Asia: K-pop group BTS's agency, Big Hit, soars up to 160% more than its IPO price
201016 MAX- Blueberry Eyes (feat. Suga) will be promoted to US Pop radio starting next week (Oct. 19)
201017 Recording Academy member Natalie Nicole confirms in a tweet BTS submitted 7 nominations for Grammys 2021, 4 for Dynamite and 3 for Map of the Soul 7
201017 "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" has added English subs to all BTS performances
201017 'Dynamite' receives 19th music show win on this week's MBC Music Core!

Merchandise news

Date Thread
201012 “Map of the Soul ON:E” livestream purchasers-only special merchandise is now available to preorder on Weverse Shop Global
201012 “Map of the Soul ON:E” concert merchandise is now available for all customers to preorder on Weverse Shop
201012 BTS POP-UP : MAP OF THE SOUL Online Store GLOBAL Guest Information & Purchasing Guide
201014 BTS Pop-up: MAP OF THE SOUL Online Store Press Release
201014 beWATER with BTS will be available to order on October 15 from 12PM KST on Weverse Shop Global (Korea delivery only)
201015 Limited Edition CD With Dynamite and All Remixes On Sale Now
201015 BigHit Official Merch: [BTS POP-UP : MAP OF THE SOUL Showcase in Seoul] Pre-reservation Guide
201016 BigHit Official Merch: Do your thang with me now #BTS_POPUP #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL #BlackSwan
201017 BigHit Official Merch: 가져와 Bring the pain oh yeah #BTS_POPUP #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL #ON

Expired news

Date Thread
201011 US Army: Reminder about Target's "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" deal that starts today and ends Oct 17! You can consider pre-ordering BE and/or SKA:LA from here.
201015 Big Hit IPO ceremony will broadcast live for 15 minutes from Big Hit YouTube Channel at 8:50am KST

Official Media

Type Date Link Thread
Bomb 201016 [BANGTAN BOMB] 'Dynamite' Stage CAM (BTS focus) @ BBMAs 2020 Thread
Bomb 201018 [BANGTAN BOMB] Who's That Shadow? Thread
In the SOOP 201013 [Behind] In the SOOP BTS ver. EP.8 Back to Our Everyday Life: Behind-the-scenes Thread
Teaser 201013 [PREVIEW] BTS (방탄소년단) 'Skool Luv Affair Special Addition' Thread

New Releases

Date Link Thread
201018 Docksim's Soundcloud: Save Me (ghost band interpretation) Thread

Official SNS

Date SNS Link Thread
201012 Weverse j-hope Thread
201012 Twitter Namjoon Thread
201013 Twitter Jimin Thread
201013 Twitter BigHit Entertainment Thread
201013 Twitter BTS Official Thread
201016 Weverse Compilation
201017 Weverse Compilation
201017 Twitter Seokjin Thread
201017 Twitter Bangtan Thread

CF & Partnerships

Date Thread
201012 [Hyundai Motors X BTS] BTS' QUALITY TIME!
201014 BODYFRIEND X BTS 2nd Behind The Scenes Teasers

Articles

Date Publisher Article Thread
201013 ET Online Lea Salonga Talking About the Power of BTS Thread
201013 The New York Times BTS Honored Korean War Sacrifices. Some in China Detected an Insult. Thread
201013 Forbes BTS Used to Benefit From Western Pop Stars Featuring On Their Songs. Now the Tables Have Turned Thread
201014 The New York Times BTS’s Loyal Army of Fans Is the Secret Weapon Behind a $4 Billion I.P.O. Thread
201014 BBC The BTS fans investing in their favourite K-pop band Thread
201014 TIME BTS's Parent Company Is Going Public. Here's How the Music Industry Could Replicate Its Massive Success Thread
201016 LaineyGossip BTS: Top Charts, Top Stocks Thread
201017 Slate The Strange, Globetrotting Story Behind America’s New No. 1 Song. Thread

SNS Mentions

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Date 💜 Link Thread
201012 Kildren - 'V'Lack Thread
201013 Lionsgate: BTS x Lionsgate Universe Thread
201013 Michael Jackson Thread
201012 Bee Gees tweeted about BTS! Thread
201013 Son Sung Deok Instagram Thread
201012 BBMAs Who'd You Rather with Kelly Clarkson (She'd rather have BTS and ARMY bail her our of jail than the Jonas Brothers) Thread
201013 Chung Sye-kyun(정세균), South Korea’s prime minister, posted a message congratulating BTS for their #1 and #2 on the Hot 100 chart Thread
201013 💜 BBMAs: Now boarding with nonstop service to the #BBMAs! @BTS_twt hits the stage TOMORROW at 8/7c on NBC. #BTSxBBMAs Thread
201014 💜 BBMAs: Time to light the #BBMAs stage up like DYNAMITE! 💥 Thread
201015 💜 Charlie Puth (ft. JungKook) Thread

Other media

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Type 💜 Date Link Thread
Cover 201018 BTS's Dynamite was performed on MBC King of the Masked Singer Thread
Photos 💜 201012 Kpop Herald: More photos from @BTS_twt' Map of the Soul: ON:E Thread
Video 💜 201012 BTS' special video message for BBMAs Thread
Video 💜 201012 Billboard Music Awards: We asked BTS a few questions before their performance this Wednesday... Thread
Video 201012 STREET DEBATE: Korean Men Discuss Whether BTS Should Receive Military Service Exemption Thread
Video 201016 [ENG] The reason why MV director apologized to V of BTS? / Comment Defenders / AYO / Reaction Thread
Other 201017 BTS - Black Swan Concept (Motion Graphics by Undesigned Museum for BTS Pop-Up Map of the Soul) Thread

Milestones

Type Date Thread
Charts/Sales 201012 BTS's "Filter" has now sold over 200,000 units in the US
Charts/Sales 201012 BTS' "Dynamite" extends its reign as the longest running #1 single on the Digital Song Sales chart this year (7th week; 94K sold)
Charts/Sales 201012 BTS Dynamite Has Surpassed 1mil Pure Sales In The US
Charts/Sales 201012 Forbes: BTS Claim The Two Bestselling Songs In The U.S. With ‘Dynamite’ And ‘Savage Love’
Charts/Sales 201012 "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" also hits No. 1 on this week's #Global200 chart for the first time
Charts/Sales 201012 "Dynamite" is #3 on the Billboard Global 200
Charts/Sales 201012 "Dynamite" is #2 and "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" debuts at #3 on the Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S.
Charts/Sales 201014 "Skool Luv Affair Special Addition (re-issue)" by BTS was the #1 most sold album on Hanteo today with 81,888 sales!
Charts/Sales 201015 "Dynamite" has now spent 7 weeks at #1 in South Korea Gaon Digital Chart, the first and only song by a group in history to achieve this
Charts/Sales 201016 ‘Skool Luv Affair (Special Edition)’ has re-entered US iTunes!
Followers 201017 BTS Have Surpassed 30 MILLION Followers on Twitter & remain the Most Followed Korean Act on the platform
Likes 201018 With 19.655 million likes, "Dynamite" Official MV of @BTS_twt has now surpassed "Gangnam Style" and become the most liked MV of an Asian artist on YouTube
Streams 201014 BTS Is The #1 Most Streamed Artist On Global Spotify Date On October 12th With 22.24mil Streams
Streams 201015 BTS's "Jamais Vu" Has Now Surpassed 100 MILLION Streams on Spotify (41st song to do so)
Streams 201016 Dynamite Audio has surpassed 40M streams on YouTube Music. First BTS audio to do so.
Streams 201018 BTS's "Dynamite" has now surpassed 300 MILLION streams on Spotify
Streams 201018 "Dynamite" by BTS is now the fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 300 MILLION streams on Spotify (58 days), surpassing Boy With Luv! (194 days)
Views 201016 “ON" has now surpassed 200 million views on YouTube
Other 201013 BTS is now the first and only artist in history to spend 200 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Social 50

TinyTAN

Date Link Thread
201012 TinyTAN: We can be small or big, and also fluffy! All you have to do is pick! ⏰October 14, 2020 3PM (KST) Thread
201014 TinyTAN merchandise for the month of October is now available to preorder on Weverse Shop Thread

BT21

Date Link Thread
201012 BT21 PLAYLIST - Song From Planet BT Thread

BT21 merchandise news

Date Thread
201014 BT21 Baby Digital Clock
201016 BT21 BABY Boucle Blanket & Cushion

Misc

Date Thread
201013 UPDATE: Data Visualization of BTS Twitter Engagement (December 2015 - September 2020)
201017 [Fan account] My First Ever BTS Experience!

Subreddit

Rolling /bangtan Awards 2020 nomination form

Community posts

Top Discussion Posts

  1. [+180] I miss when BTS used to do covers of other songs at year end performances
  2. [+136] Favorite Jimin moments?
  3. [+132] How long did it take for you to learn their names?
  4. [+131] Waste It On Me
  5. [+104] New to BTS - Asking for Army's Guidance towards my BTS Journey

Weekly threads

Fanart

Here are past week's top 5 fanart posts from our sister subreddit, /heungtan!
Submitter Thread
AUOGil82 This year’s birthday drawing for Jimin~!
ilumoone Suga monochrome sketch
CrankyPilots Here’s my drawing for Jimin’s birthday! 💜 It’s based off of Serendipity and Lie
dandydellion Dynamite Fanart, I'm in love with the MVs colorgrading so much, and of course, with them haha
ilumoone Jimin drawing - Happy Birthday 🐣✨
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2020.10.18 16:41 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 18 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT! (A NEW FORT BEGINS!)

NEW PLAYERS: TUNE IN TO TAKE IT FROM THE TOP!
IT IS TIME FOR A NEW FORTRESS - WHAT SHALL WE MAKE TODAY?
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
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What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
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It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
----------------------------------------So how's this going to work?----------------------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
----------------------------------------So what's in it for viewers?----------------------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
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Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
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Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
---------------------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
---------------------------------------- More advanced players: ----------------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
----------------------------------------Parting Words---------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
---------------------------------------- !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ----------------------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 17) - Next Event (Day 19) =>
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----------------------------------------Progress Readout----------------------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 18 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
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2020.10.18 10:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2020 Giro d'Italia - Stage 15

Date Stage From > To Length Type Finish Time
Oct. 18 15 Base Aerea Rivolto > Piancavallo 185 km (114 mi) Mountain Summit 11:05-16:30 CEST
Information Official Site / Startlist / Official Facebook / Roadbook/Garibaldi PDF
Overall Previews Cycling News / Cycling Weekly / Pez / CyclingTips / GCN / INRNG
/peloton content Pre-Race thread / Cheat Notes / Adopt a rider / RFL / SWL
Live Trackers Official / Official Twitter / Tissot / Cycling News / PCS / Eurosport / Velon
TV Eurosport / Check your local broadcaster here
Streams Tiz / Cycling.today / Race Coverage starts at 12:30 CEST
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2020.10.18 00:49 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 17 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(SO... MANY... SIEGES... BUT STILL NO WORKSHOPS... :( :( )
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
it's been a year or better since I really was able to stream for any length of time. Did you miss me? I know I have been missing me. I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
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What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
----------------------------------------So how's this going to work?----------------------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
----------------------------------------So what's in it for viewers?----------------------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
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Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
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Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
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We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
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On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
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Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
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  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 17 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79% of the way to our initial goal! THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
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2020.10.17 18:35 SidneyBidney77 I am struggling with being okay with my boyfriend having female friends.

I am F30 dating M35. We have been together 2.5 years. I have never had trust issues with my current partner. But to give some back story, I was in a 8-9 year relationship with an ex, and there was nothing normal or healthy about the relationship. I was not “allowed” to have friends of the opposite sex. I did have male friends, but I would always be accused of cheating. Eventually I let a lot of those friendships go, because it would cause more arguments in that relationship. BUT, with that ex - he would text girls, say he was single in Facebook messages when he wasn’t. And then finally he slept with a good friend of mine, and later slept with my BEST FRIEND. So, I’ve never seen opposite sex friendships work while in a relationship.
My current partner recently lied to me, and I only know because he confessed after me seeing a number on his phone I didn’t recognize. Let’s call the person who texted him Betty. Well after doing some digging, I found out the woman’s name was Betty Brown. So I asked him who’s Betty Brown. He denied having a friend named Betty Brown. I asked him again, and he looked dumbfounded. Then he goes okay, she’s just a friend. I asked how they met, and he said “your not going to like this.... we met on Tinder. We went on 1 date a long time ago, we weren’t into each other but kept in contact and now have one of those friendships where she may text me a few times a year”. I asked if that was it, and he said “Well the day I smoked the pulled pork for 12 hours (which was about a month before) I invited a Betty to come over to see the house and pick up some smoked pork. I handled it really well, but was MAD. I told him I just want honesty. I asked him why he lied, and he said “I don’t know, I know you weren’t going to like it. And I have a feeling you don’t like me having female friends”. Then I asked why he never mentioned it. He said he didn’t mention it because he didn’t think about it at the time, but sees how that was wrong. Agreed that if the roles were reversed, he would have an issue with it. He apologized profusely, and said he swears they didn’t hang out. He just showed her around the house and gave her the smoked meat and she left.
But now I am a bit triggered, and the feelings of uncomfortably with opposite sex friendships is there. I see him on WhatApp when I’m not around (using the last seen feature). And when I asked him about being transparent about who he talks to, he just said “I don’t ask that of you because I trust you”. I honestly don’t think he would ever cheat on me - but because of my previous experiences - I don’t know how to be okay with him texting other women. I don’t need to know who he’s talking too, I just want to know there aren’t nefarious things happening in those conversations.
TL;DR - My previous relationship was emotionally abusive and I (F30) was not allowed to openly have male friends. While my ex did, and ended up cheating and flirting with girls on every social media site. Now that I am in a new relationship with another man (M35), I don’t know how to be okay with my boyfriend having female friends after he lied by omission. Now I just think all his friendships/content of the conversations with other women are inappropriate.
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