Is publix open today july 4th

Guaranteed to make you smile

2014.03.09 18:39 holdenwook Guaranteed to make you smile

Guaranteed to make you smile.

2013.05.27 07:14 SUMMON OPPAI!!!

This is for the DxD Light Novel series not High School or your High School experience.

2012.04.22 04:34 iseewhatyoudidthere5 Frank Ocean

Everything Frank. Endless, but not friendless

2023.05.30 00:21 MysticMushieeee I don’t know anymore

I love you I messaged you that because it’s been a while since we last said it. This whole week we’ve been distant. I needed you, I did my best opening up. I told you what was going on, but you didn’t understand. It feels like you didn’t even try to. You were too occupied with your own things, not worrying about me or what I was needing. I told you how I was feeling and all you said was “sorry here for you tho!” And continued to be distant. I asked if you knew what I was going through if you’ve heard of it and all you said was no. No interest in wanting to know more or ask more. You were so quick to move on from it. And so today, I messaged you that I love you and that I feel like we haven’t said that in a while and all you said was “I love you to too” “gonna go workout” another quick dismissal. Since last night I’ve been wondering if we even belong together. We don’t understand each other. We have similar interests and always have a good time together but do we understand each other? I’ve been thinking that maybe we should just be friends. Maybe we’re better off that way. It’s what it’s felt like this week anyways. There hasn’t been much romantic connection. Maybe we ran out of it, and now all that’s left is friendship, if that. I don’t know. I wish I did. Or maybe the truth is I do know and I’m just terrified of admitting. That’s why I’m so torn and crying so much because I know the truth but refuse to believe or give in to it. But here I am crying on my bed waiting for some sort of sigh from you that i know I’ll never get. So instead I look for ways to escape and ignore these thoughts. A way to pretend that everything is alright. When deep down, I know, we’re running out of time.
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2023.05.30 00:17 Throwaway1515001 (Falsely?) Accused of r*pe by a girl I once slept with

Hey guys, I have been haunted by this for a while now. I first want to say I have always been the guy who always took a girl’s word whenever there were accusations but this thing has been haunting me since I don’t feel like I did what I was accused of. Please take the time to read everything as I will not leave out anything that I can recall.
I have been accused of rpe by a girl a few years ago and I don’t think I did it but it still haunts me and I want people’s opinion. What I will tell in the next lines is everything that has happened as best as I can recall. I want to know if this is rpe or not. I don’t feel like it is but I can’t help but wonder because if I did it I have to meditate about it and stop thinking the way I do about it because I always seek to become a better person.
I had known the girl for years, she was a friend of a friend, I had seen her a few times at parties and stuff and she had always been open to my friends about being very attracted to me. I had not seen her for a while and then we stumbled upon each other in a public area when we were 17 (me) and 16 (her). We told each other that we should hang out again. This and the following events took place about 4 years ago.
I invited her to hang out at my parent’s where I lived at the time since we lived nearby and there wasn’t much to do in this town. I had no intentions at this point. We hung out and eventually we started kissing, she took her top off and we eventually went to the bedroom but I couldn’t get hard, said I was sorry many times and then we kept watching netflix and she went back home later on.
Then comes the second (and last) time I saw her. She came at my parents again. It kind of went like last time but this time I could get hard (she was caressing penis under my underwear) and I asked if I should put a condom on, to which she replied yes. So I did, and me not having much experience at the time and also not wanting to get softer because of the tightness of the condom (which had happened before with other people), I did not eat her out or anything, which I know is bad and I of course have learned a lot since and don’t do that anymore. We then had intercourse in missionary position and I have to say it seemed like it did not feel that good for her but I asked her if I should stop and she told me to keep going. I know now that I should have stopped unrelated to any accusations since it didn’t seem like it was giving her much pleasure. We kept going and I came in the condom and then we stopped. We went back to watching netflix and she reminded me of how sexy she thought I was, how she liked my body but also asked me ‘do you know I’m not a virgin?’ which to me today seems to mean she was not having fun. We kept hanging out and she slept over, we were cuddling and stuff. Early the next morning before my parents were up she left (we were both up and I took her to the door and we hugged and said goodbye.
Now something that I hate about myself at this time was that while I don’t feel I was a bad person, I had a habit of ghosting girls before things got too serious. I am really not proud of that at all and have changed a lot today. I am also happy in a couple since more than 3 years and have resolved my commitment and trust issues. But this girl, I ghosted her. We kept texting for a bit but I remember I stopped answering eventually. I don’t remember if she invited me to hang out again after that.
About a year later I hear that she has mentioned my name while talking about being rped. I have lost a lot of friends due to this because they trusted her and ghosted me, and I have never had the chance to talk with them since. What I am looking for here is not reassurance, it’s honesty. I know it was not good sex by any means and that I have not been good to her by ghosting, but I can’t help but feel like I did not commit rpe. Please help me know, I am lost and haunted.
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2023.05.30 00:14 About400 My toddler fell asleep in the car around 2:45 after a super full day- he is still asleep- how screwed are we?

My MIL took my son (3.5) to a local lake beach to play today. Then they went out for lunch and he fell asleep in her car (around 2:45) on the way home. We let him sleep until 3:45 then brought him inside ( he was sleeping in the carseat with the doors open. My husband made him go potty but he was super sleepy and promptly passed out again.
He is still sleeping.
He usually sleeps 8-7ish and then naps 12-2 on school days but usually doesn’t nap on the weekends unless he falls asleep in the car (for an hour or two.) He did wake up at 5:30 am today and on Saturday he skipped nap and fell asleep in the car around 5:30 and then slept through the night until 5:30 am.
I am worried that A- something is wrong Or B- he will wake up for the day at 3 in the morning.
He doesn’t seem sick- maybe just a growth spurt? Or tiredness from three long days with no nap?
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2023.05.30 00:14 rodeoramsey Photoshop file changes missing?

I spent several hours working on a file today. Saved many times. 20 years in the biz, Ctrl+S is mindless habit now. Plus Autosave is also on. PLUS plus I dropped a copy of the file into Google drive after I was done working. I closed it down, came back later to do some more work, and none of the changes are there. Thought the Google copy would save me, nope. Any idea if I can find these changes? File -> Open Recent doesn't work because I have already opened both of them and they're the days-old version. I tried looking for the recovery files in the AppData folders, all empty. It just doesn't make sense.
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2023.05.30 00:13 bbqpotatoes12 What’s open on campus today?

Is target or Tsaoca open today? What restaurants are open?
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2023.05.30 00:13 InvestigatorAl New Here, Very Stressed.

So today I went to the Periodontist because one of my teeth has a gum that was receding something terrible very quickly.
For context, I'm 33 y/o female and I had braces put on about 2 years ago.
Apparently my braces doctor is a doctor that works closely with the Periodontist I went to (I was self-referred.)
First off, I'm mad they didn't refer me to the Periodontist prior to putting my braces on.
Second, they have to pause the braces.
I go in for two sessions of root planing in July and August, and I'm terrified, sad, plain upset with myself that I didn't take care of myself when I was younger.
Does anyone have any advice on things to do until then? I'm brushing twice a day with toothpaste and clove oil. I have a waterpik but need to be better at using it. Should I use it once a day?
She told me to bring in all my teeth stuff and she'll be showing me how to clean properly using what I have, but this feels so DEVASTATING.
I have gum disease with advanced bone loss and a couple pockets up to 9mm, a few scattered 7s and 8s and a lot of 3s and 4s.
I'm just really scared, and really embarrassed.
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2023.05.30 00:12 mzrcefo1782 4th step and trauma

I see many things that are supposed to be on my 4th step as things that I did or were done to me that for many years drove me to drink
lots of trauma, unfinished emotional business, CPTSD, etc
I had trouble going crawling through this stuff on a therapy room with a trauma informed therapist
the idea of listing them all and finding my wrongs, just the idea threw me into a panic today
I know I have to clean my side of the street and "throw away the trash", but nothing is very clear to me right now
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2023.05.30 00:12 Pixelektra Dodged a bigger bullet than I thought.

Some of y’all may remember that time when I had that date with the dude that I had met on that other group, how we connected really well through texts and emails, and how, when we finally met face-to-face in March, my gut started making a big fuss in trying to dissuade me from him.
A bit of time had passed since I informed him that while I was available for friendship, I was not available for dating (at least not with him). And a big part of that was that he had only been divorced for 7 months, which was certainly not long enough time for the dust to settle, and that I had no desire to be a rebound.
For the most part, he respected that, though he did confess that he was hoping that I was open to something more than just friendship. And for the most part he allowed me my space.
Mind you, up until not too long ago, I was thinking that this was simply a case of the right person but the wrong time. However, given the messages I received today, I’m reconsidering the “right person” bit.
You see, in the series of messages I received today, he mentioned the challenges dealing with his ex that caused him to lose respect for her.
And from that I realized that had I been open to pursuing a relationship with this dude, I would have undoubtedly been sucked into this messiness, especially when their children are still underage. (The older of the 2 is 18.) No way in hell do I ever want to be involved in a relationship where the children are not adults, especially when there’s drama going on with the ex. I don’t need that entanglement.
Well, it gets even “better.”
Because we met on that other sub, I assumed that he was in his 50s. And when he asked if I had any issues dating younger men, I thought he was somewhere around 10 years younger than me and 13 at the max. He wouldn’t tell me how much younger he was, and when he told me his birthday, he purposely (by his admission) omitted the year, which I thought was rather odd.
Anyhow, today I decided to snoop on his Facebook (where he recently added me as a friend), and was shocked to see that he was not even 50, even though we met in a group for folks over 50. In fact, he was 17 1/2 years younger than me. What’s even more disturbing (to me at least) was that there was a smaller age gap between him and my daughter than there was one between him and me.
That’s turned me off even more, and I’m peeved with myself for having allowed myself to get emotionally invested in him.
I have not responded to his last message simply for the fact I did not have the bandwidth. And I really don’t know if I want to communicate with someone who was misleading, even if by omission, his actual age.
(And in the meantime, his social media posts suggest that he’s desperate to fill the void in his life that was created by his divorce, where I’m suspecting…though I cannot be 100% certain…that he was the “blindsided” one.)
Right now I’m weighing my choices: ghosting or blocking.
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2023.05.30 00:10 Few_Particular_6139 AITAH for locking my uncle and kids outside after my family invited guest and left me with them alone?

so my parents have this habit of inviting people over to the house without telling anyone until literally 10 minutes before the guest get here and then expect the house to be clean by the time the guest arrive. they also have a habit of being gone while the guest come over and leave me and my siblings to entertain guest we didn’t even know were coming. Not even considering if we had plans. so yesterday was sunday aka the day my bf is off of work and able to take care of the baby so i can get some rest as i was so tired i’d been falling asleep while holding the baby. So my parents ended up taking the baby to breakfast and right when they left i went to go lay down and get some rest while i’m baby free. Well within a matter of 5 minutes i get a phone call that my mom needs me to go pick up my little cousins and drop them off at their house (which my aunt asked HER to do in the morning) but she never communicated that with me until right when she needed me to do it. i told her im too tired to drive as i’m fighting to keep my eyes open and she says well she has my baby and is doing me a favor so i should do her one too. I end up going about a 15 minute drive to pick them up and then 20 minutes towards their house but one of them was hungry and now they wanted me to take them to eat. At this point i’m irritated but not as tired so i was like fine. They finish eating and when i get to their house my little cousin is refusing to get out of the car and go home. Now if the kid was being abused i would understand but he’s really just a brat and anyone that knows him knows he thinks he can do whatever he wants since his mom is rich and let’s him. after 15 minutes of trying to talk him out of the car I start yelling at him to get out. He locks the door from the inside and stays. so i give in and take him home with me. he’s loud and dirty. the type you can’t let in the house without watching everything he’s doing. So now i’m stuck babysitting on my kid free day. So i got no rest and his mom never came for him so i was there watching him from the morning until about 8pm.
Fast forward today is memorial day and my bf is off again so i thought i could take advantage of it and get some rest. Well my baby fell asleep and my bf ended up leaving with my 2 brothers to go play basketball while me and the baby nap together. Right before leaving my little brother mentioned to me that my parents had company on the way which is my cousins aunt and uncle. (which they didn’t communicate with me F23) Well my parents are no where to be found and i’m tired so this really irritates me. My uncle and aunt got here with the kids and i locked all the doors went in the room and laid down with the baby. am i the ass for doing this? they’re outside waiting and i feel guilty but also feel like my parents are being inconsiderate and expecting me to entertain their guest which i have no intention on doing. i’m currently battling depression and am restless from being with my son everyday with little to no help.
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2023.05.30 00:02 empty_glass_mug First time playing and beating this one.

First time playing and beating this one.
What a unique experience. I can't really decide where this lands for me on the scale from "pretty good" to "great." It does an amazing job world building, today's open world games could learn a thing or 20 from Bully. Most of the gameplay mechanics were very decent.
I can tell this is one I'll be thinking about for a while and would not be surprised at all if I returned to clean up a lot of the stuff I missed.
I know this is a beloved game, anybody have strong feelings on Bully? Anybody else miss it the first time around and come back way later?
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2023.05.30 00:02 JackStrappington $1250 gaming setup

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**
Call of Duty, Fortnite, Premiere / video editing software, running multiple windows of Chrome
>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
$1250 on PC, $250 on monitor. Willing to go a bit up for certain parts if it gets me to next tier of quality
>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
Next 2 days
>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**
Tower, monitor
>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
SF, California. no microcenter access
>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
Monitor:Would like high res, high FPS, fast refresh and response time. Ideally 24-25 inch. would be ideal but not sure if overkill for rest of setup, lmk
PC:Mainly looking to have COD run as smooth as possible. Looking to max FPS and graphics for my budget. I also make videos and abuse Chrome so need good RAM and graphics card.
>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
no preference
>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
Edit: would love direction re building the pc. is what im gonna follow unless you have better idea!

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2023.05.30 00:01 Wrong-Baker2417 Does anyone happen to know if Hana Kitchen is open today?

I live pretty far please let me know 🥺
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2023.05.30 00:00 GrandMulberry8866 Valorant Permanent Ban

I got a new mouse and keyboard yesterday and decided to open up razer synapse to tweak with the settings, and I hopped on Valorant today to find out I'm permanently banned. This is my first Valorant game ban, but I have been chat banned before. I've made an appeal, do any of you think I'd get unbanned?
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2023.05.29 23:58 samaaronguest Alcoholic

It makes me so sad reading some of these posts. I've told my partner so many times that I would quit and get help but I never have. I feel such a deep shame. I want to be free of this desire to drink. I just can't help it, I subconsciously plan to buy booze and then get rid of the smell by eating garlic and onions or using strong listerine. Tomorrow is my first day stopping. I usually drink about 6 500ml cans while my partner is at work and on the two days a week she is off I drink nothing because I can't hide it. I just drank 3 cans before 7pm. I opened my 4th and poured it into the dirt on my garden. I can feel the alcohol making me ill and sluggish and forgetful. I repeat myself daily from what I'm told. I feel like it's scrambling my memory and things don't make much sense anymore. I'm asking you guys for support. Please say things that will help fight the part of me that will try scheme a plan to have a drink. It's like there's another person inside that always finds a way for me to get booze.
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2023.05.29 23:56 blahsayyy_ Crush Vent??

hi everyone, im new here and i feel bad for bothering and venting to my friends about this and felt better if i just shared it here :/
me (20F) has finally gotten back into i guess the “dating scene” after a really bad situationship and was recently asked out by this guy who came up to me at work. he was pretty, charming, and very funny and even told me where he worked. after he left my coworkers told me he was flirting with me, and as someone who cant read body language or social cues very well I was super surprised. i ended up finding out he was a lifeguard at our university rec center and I gained the courage to give him my number. he seemed very flustered and happy which, for me felt like an obvious indicator he was into me too. i even had my friends hid behind a corner while i asked to get their their opinions on the interaction too. he ends up texting me the following day and we begin talking, flirty, all of the cringy stuff and he asks me out on mothers day. i had to reject since i was spending time with my mom in a different city and by the time i’d be back he would he with his mom already. he made it seem like he completely understood and we kept talking. i thought things were going really well and was waiting for him to reschedule our date before i went to chicago for a vacation with my friends. he never did reschedule but seemed like he was excited for me to go on my trip. but the day i left he seemed to completely stop talking or take half the day to answer my texts. he would always find an excuse and apologize and i thought nothing of it, until it kept happening again and again. he ended up ghosting me, which didn’t hurt as bad since ive been used to getting rejected or ghosted for most of my life. although i do have to admit it still hurts. i decided to redownload bumble and swipe just for fun, since nothing really comes out of it anyway. i ended up meeting this one guy, D (23M) who looks shockingly a lot like alex and was very sweet. i also noticed from his profile that we also do have a similar taste in music! he asked me out on a date the following weekend to a korean restaurant that recently opened up on the other side of town and even offered to pay for me. this was a little out of my comfort zone considering i havent met anyone in real life off of a dating app. so i suggested to go to our city’s annual festival, since i have never went before. there was going to be a firework show, rides, and food—so i figured, why not? he was sweet enough to buy everything the whole day. i felt like we connected quickly, we had a lot of similar interests and seemed like someone ideal to be with. the day of our day i got ready, i also let him know how nervous ill be since in general im not great with meeting new people. he completely understood and expressed he was nervous too, which made me feel slightly better. on his profile i saw that it says in the “looking for” section he only put “something casual” which did make me nervous that he was going to be too touchy or want to hookup. but on the day of the date he did not seem that way at all. he was kind, respectful, funny, and very laidback. we didnt even hold hands until towards the end of our date. after going on fun rides and getting pizza we headed over the firework show and ate our food while watching it. i thought that he would at least kiss me at that point but i could tell he was also pretty nervous. we talked for about 2 hours after the firework show ended and once it started to get too hold we started heading back to his car. on the way i took him to some of my favorite parts of downtown. which in my opinion were the best places to share a first kiss with no one around, but it didnt happen. i was also okay with the fact it didn’t happen, since i didnt want to pressure him into anything. once we got to the parking garage we hugged goodbye and i walked home. once i got home he texted me saying he was locked out of the parking garage and that he accidentally parked in a university parking garage. i work with id services at my job, so thankfully i knew what to do in the situation to get him help. he expressed a lot of gratitude and we texted until we both fell asleep. the next day he responded to my text i left him before going to sleep and i began to notice he was only texting me every 1-3 hours throughout the day. i began to catastrophize, worrying that i was just going to get ghosted again. but whenever he did text back he seemed really into what we were talking about, so i didnt worry about it too much. the next day (yesterday) it was better, it turned into every hour he was responding, but then suddenly stopped at around 8pm. i tried making myself not worry or spiral as i know he is a human, is busy, and has a life of his own. he sent me a good morning text and answered the text i left him (around 8:30am this morning). after i answered he hasn’t interacted, opened, or talked to me all day. which worries me that i am inevitably am going to get ghosted. earlier today i suggested another date by going to see a movie, still no answer until while writing this post. he told me hes going camping this week and asked if next week will work and finally interacted with the things i sent him. im just worried he might be losing interest or will ghost me. or he could just be busy? im so used to sprouting relationships with all green flags suddenly crashing down by ghosting or being rejected. does anyone know how to cope or can give me any advice? or assurance that they felt similar to the way i am? or am i just acting insane? lol
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2023.05.29 23:54 DePenguinZGamer Gaming PC to handle streaming, modded Minecraft, and coding!

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.** - I would be using this PC to stream modded minecraft and phasmaphobia! along with coding using visual studio code.
>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
- Total I would use to spend is $3000 (I was thinking of paying monthly using Affirm is possible)
>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
- I would perfer to buy and build the pc by the end of June or July.
>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**
- Outside equipment for example Keyboard and moniter is not required. I only need the PC pieces
>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
- I do not have access to a Microcenter but I do live in the US (Colorado).
>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
- I do not have any pieces to reuse except a keyboard, mouse and a moniter.
>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
- Which ever is best! Since I'm not too knowledable of PC parts.
>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
- I'd like to have 1TB of memory for the system to download a few heavy games. But as well as a high ram (more than 4)
>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
- Having LED lighting be shown would be nice!
>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
- The newest windows which I believe is Windows 11.
>**Extra info or particulars:**
- I'm new to PC building so if a place I can purchase a prebuilt or build a PC would be very helpful! besides that: A PC that can run modded Minecraft smoothly and streaming it would be very appreciated!
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2023.05.29 23:54 Formal_Pea9167 I Watch Paige's Week At Home Blog So You Don't Have To, I'm Serious The Vlog Is Like An Hour Long Don't Do This To Yourself

A day late but we're here, my little cheeto eaters! Remember as always to grab your bingo cards and let's get our little long weekend slumber party going. This whole fucking thing is FORTY MINUTES LONG, you're all lucky that my sibling who was supposed to spend the day chilling at my place has apparently forgotten that plan.

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2023.05.29 23:52 Tiberius-Kirk Fusion Friday, June 2nd, 2023 - Does He Spin Webs From His Butt?

This week, we're continuing the blockbuster summer kickoff with a celebration of the web-slinger in honor of the new animated Spider-Man movie opening today. Each one of these made their studios a gajillion dollars, Sony made so many terrible moves off the profits from just our second movie alone. And if you're wondering where Ant-Man & The Wasp went in the Infinity Saga's wrap-up, as it fits between last night's movies and tonight's first one, we shooed them away because there wasn't room for cramming 5 of these things down your throat over 2 nights -- hell, this night alone is gonna be a long one.
We are starting at 8:00pm Central.
All Links Here
Fusion Friday: your home of lazy blockbuster summer programming!
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2023.05.29 23:48 Natalie_UwU_ [F/GM4F] Lesbians, Androids, and Giant Robots (Gundam-inspired Mecha RP)

You close the door of the black sedan behind you and assume a comfortable position in the leather seat. The driver doesn't say a word to you, the only acknowledgement of your presence being the quiet rumble of the engine as your ride takes off. A quick look through the dimmed window reveals an open field of concrete with some plain warehouses scattered around and several dozen people tending to pieces of machinery, but the speed at which you're going makes you unable to examine them closer. You've never seen this part of the military base. The one you're familar with was filled with everpresent mud, cramped barracks that reeked of unwashed recruit bodies, and sergeants with voices so loud they almost destroyed your eardrums. It's definitely not a place you'll remember fondly. A month of exhausting drills and boring mental tests is what took your superiors to get your sorry rear in shape they were content with, and even then you wondered if it was enough. You're just a regular civilian, so what are they expecting you to do here, exactly? Especially now, since you were chosen to take part in something bigger than becoming yet another crossed out name on the list of fresh cannon fodder.
Before you can begin contemplating your life choices, something bright in front of you draws your attention. A screen built into the back of the seat in front of you lights up, greeting you with a logo of Whitehart Motors. Suddenly, you hear a voice that could only be described as lifeless and robotic.
Welcome, new recruit. We are honored to have you here - a brave soul willing to become a stalwart shield of our glorious nation. You may not think that you are fit for such a role, but you were chosen for a reason. We believe that you have the skills required to become a pilot of a Synchro Frame. The brainchild of Whitehart Motors and the Research Institute of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synchro Frames were built to protect our country from threats from beyond. Utilising the former's cutting edge machinery together with the latter's advancements in the field of man-made life, we managed to create a true marvel of technology that continues to impress. As a Synchro Pilot of the GLD-02 "Grail Seeker", you will be tasked with controlling a Synchro Frame alongside a Synchro Operator - an artificial lifeform designed to bring out the true potential of a Synchro Frame. Your assigned Synchro Operator will also serve as a teacher, guide, and companion, always ready to answer any and all questions you might have. We hope th-
The car stops, and silence once again fills the luxurious interior. Before you can start questioning the incredibly confusing and vague things you just heard, you feel that it's time for you to exit the vehicle. What you find outside is a hangar, bigger than any you've seen before. You're standing right in front of its giant doors, and as soon as you turn your head to look for anyone that might be looking for you, they begin to open. Through the slowly widening crack, illuminated by the bright midday sun, you see something that takes your breath away. A steel giant in the shape of a human, so large that you never even considered the possibility of such a machine existing. Not until today.
There's something else as well. A much, much smaller figure steps out of the hangar and heads in your direction. A couple moments pass, and you're able to see that it resembles a woman wearing an oversized hoodie and baseball cap, her long, white hair flowing in the wind as she walks.
"Greetings. I assume you're my new pilot." She stops right before you and extends her hand. A piercing blue gaze meets your own eyes. "I hope you can lead me well."
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to the concept! This prompt is centered around the idea of your character becoming a mecha pilot of a Synchro - a union of a giant robot and an android sharing an empathic link - and being thrown into a massive conflict where the life of an individual doesn't particularly matter. Your primary objective here is survival, and perhaps learning more about the mystery of the war your nation is currently fighting.
A little bit about myself - I'm a 21 year old gal from the GMT+2 timezone who got into Gundam a few months ago thanks to Witch from Mercury. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it! It's what prompted me to watch yet another Gundam series - Iron-Blooded Orphans, which I haven't finished yet. Thanks to them I realized just how fun a mecha setting could be, and now I'd love to meet other people who think the same!
This rp is meant to follow a lot of the themes of the Gundam series, like the horrors of war and discrimination, but that doesn't mean there can't be some lighter moments or bonding with your friends, resulting in potential romance. However, I'm planning for this to be a long rp, so anyone wanting to hold hands with your cute android companion will have to be patient.
I'd like to assume a sort of a GM role where I control the world and most of the characters, while you'll be following along a certain route due to having to answer orders from your superiors, you will be free to do what you want during downtime, so I'm heavily encouraging people who enjoy taking initiative! Hell, you could even defect from the military with your giant robot and join the opposite side if you'd like, but remember that your actions have consequences!
As for your character, there are only two strict requirements - she has to be a woman, as I have no interest in writing romance with male characters, and she has to be a new recruit, like described in my introduction. Aside from that, get creative! Doesn't matter if she's cis or trans, younger or older, all I'm looking for are fun ideas that will the roleplay more enjoyable. I will share more info on the setting in private messages, but feel free to just spitball anything that you might find interesting.
Requirements for you, the player, are a bit more strict, but I'd like to ensure that I set the right expectations: - No misogynists, racists, homophobes, transphobes. I'm a trans lesbian and if you're the kind of [REDACTED] who would have a problem with this then don't even bother wasting my time. - Be literate. Usually I write between 3 and 6 paragraphs, sometimes even more, but for a good time with me you'll be fine with 2-3 solid paragraphs that will give me something to work with. If you give me more, then I'll personally kiss you. - Be flexible. I have ADHD and a lot on my plate thanks to college, so I'm not the great at replying consistently. Sometimes you'll get two responses in a day, sometimes none for a week. Make sure to keep that in mind. You don't have to worry about me nagging you over a response either. - Use Discord. It's the only platform I use to rp due to the ease of storing important information. As a part of that, do not contact me using reddit chat. All chat requests will be ignored. - (Optional but appreciated) Talk to me! I enjoy chatting with my roleplay partners a lot, as I believe good ooc often leads to good ic.
I think that's everything! Haven't made a prompt post in a while so I might go back and edit some stuff later, but hopefully I was able to interest you in the concept. Have a nice day!
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2023.05.29 23:47 micmcat Next steps

I have been very stressed this past day. I have been talking with girl for 4 weeks. The problem is that she lives 5 hours away and won’t be home until end of July because she is studying all day every day for board exam. She told me she would let me know by end of last night if she is still down to meet today because her flight arrived really late. And then it was 9:30 pm and I freaked out last minute and said maybe we should bookmark this until she finishes her exams and will be home permanently at end of July. She responded that she completely agrees and is so grateful because she got home super late and thanked me for being understanding. However, right after this she changed all of the prompts on her dating profile. Does this mean she is moving on? What should I do? Should I continue to talk to her? she is my dream girl in every way and I feel we formed a really strong connection. But I also don’t want to spend this summer waiting for her board exams to find out she is no longer interested.
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2023.05.29 23:47 Gargus-SCP Book of Dreams: "The Birth Day," by B.W. Clough

In the dawn days of humanity, off the banks of the yet-unnamed Euphrates river, the Shaper sits to meet with Ikat, New Meeter of her band. Today is the day her people put her latest dream into practice, altering their yearly route to coincide with the local goats' movements so they might take a few for themselves and have meat all year round, a practice the Shaper says ought be called "herding." He seems troubled by this development, though, able to see what Ikat cannot in her innocence, the full scope of what this idea will mean for the land all round. He's only here to talk, of course, but with gods it's rarely so simple as that...
My reading partner and I had quite the extensive discussion over whether Clough's characterization of Dream is in keeping with how he's portrayed in the comic. That Dream would feel at all troubled by an idea born in his realm finding fertile ground in which it can grow and spread and begat a millionfold others seems odd given his typical philosophy of letting things play out as they must. The Morpheus we see in flashback during Brief Lives is as distanced from the patterns of intelligent beings and their civilizations from his part in passively shaping their course as Destruction is disturbed at seeing the early stages of a terminal phase play out afresh, for much the same reason between them. Both have done this dance a billion times on other worlds, and feel at that time they will do it a billion times more. To even imply Dream sees herding becoming agriculture becoming civilization spread round the entire globe and thinks, "Hmm, don't know how I feel about this," sorta implies this narrative features a very, very young Dream, and while I'm certain such doubts plagued him the first time something begun in his realm found rooting deep enough to spread past a single tribe uncountable worlds away, the aspect in prominent expression during the birth of herding on Earth feeling so doesn't seem right.
Course, one can take a few tacts to explain the oddity away. The fluid nature of reality in Sandman alone opens the floodgates for saying this isn't necessarily Earth or else Morpheus' exact history isn't strictly set in stone, depending on how each individual beholder is biased to perceive. Seizing on this, I do think the story proves an interesting brief exercise in examining a corner of Dream's character.
Unable to comprehend or so much as see Morpheus' attempted shared vision of the future, Ikat's perspective on her encounter is strictly one of the moment. She's so far away from what humanity will become as a result of her idea, she sees no reason in Morpheus suggesting the nearby river ought have a proper name - names are for personal things, ideas with use, people you know. The river is a river, and otherwise belongs to itself. Still, she is by self-admission given to rambling and self-storytelling as a result of her function as the band's greeter for all things new, so it is through her eyes we understand Morpheus' words of caution translate to discomfort with this new idea on his part, translate to potentially wanting the idea smothered in its crib. And why not, for if the embodiment of dreams manifests physically where he otherwise leaves a light but apposite tread, could it be for any other reason than halting intervention? Ikat is so caught in the idea the Shaper is opposed to her continuing this thread, she interprets her people's discovery of a young boy who spoilt the first herding excursion and looks past her club foot to see a suitable mate as an attempted distraction by the dream god, and resolves to look after her growing brainchild equally well as her future physical children.
But then, the boy was probably already there before Dream made himself known, would have returned home with the others and met and fallen for Ikat regardless what the Shaper said. All what changes is Ikat's priming to think this is some ploy to make her forget about herding. If Morpheus didn't manifest before her, speak his guarded words, show any direct interest in the course of history, is it not possible Ikat WOULD forget her dream and focus entirely on childrearing of a more literal sort, absent the stimuli to gird herself against distraction?
I just find it interesting to contemplate Dream as so inherently tied to those thoughts and ideas from out his realm, a well-meant word of caution primes the future more than if he left well enough alone.
What do you all think?
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2023.05.29 23:46 CharacterDetective13 Many new shower locations open for the summer!

Fellow Communal Enthusiasts: Today is Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial start of summer and the seasonal opening of all outdoor Public Swimming Pools primarily in the United States! We could really help each other out by visiting our local swimming pools and checking out the changing rooms and showers. If we find surviving communal showers in these facilities, we can snap pics and upload them here which will then be added to the map. Most municipalities and park districts aren't going to spend the money upgrading facilities to "modern" standards until complete renovations become more cost-effective than patchwork repairs AND they can get a municipal bond passed and issued. Furthermore, communal showers are usually seen as less of an issue at pools in present day as all patrons can choose to shower nude or in the privacy of their swimsuit. Therefore, this could be a potential gold mine of locations where communal showers survive to this day. Y'all willing to take a little time and check out the public swimming pools, not only in your community, but in a wider area so that we can make the map as complete and resourceful as possible? Imagine the impact we could have if we all committed to visiting the nearest 5 pools to us and sharing photos of the surviving communal showers. Let’s do it!
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