Sophia said:
Started watching Steins;Gate and enjoyed the story up to a point where the plot does something I absolutely can't stand so much I actually have to either stop watching or pain through this the whole way.

Fuck.
I wonder what the plot did.
Sophia said:
Started watching Steins;Gate and enjoyed the story up to a point where the plot does something I absolutely can't stand so much I actually have to either stop watching or pain through this the whole way.

Fuck.
Let me guess, episode 12?
averageguy17 said:
Let me guess, episode 12?
8-9
Sophia said:
8-9
I see... It's been a long time since I've watched stein's Gate, so I actually had to look those episodes up. (Episode 12 is almost too significant for me to forget about, so I didn't need to look it up.) Though now that I know what the episodes are, I can definitely see why someone might not like them.

All I can say is that I personally loved the show's later parts over the beginnings and hey if it takes time for you to get through the parts you don't like, there's no shame in taking it slow, you know?

This reminds me though, I do need to start watching the new Steins Gate series.... Does anyone know if it's good as the original?
ShadowSeraphim said:
tried making a batch of cookies (yesterday), but despite being a decent baker, when it comes to cookies I'm not good at hitting the sweet spot between "undercooked" and "burnt beyond edibility"
It may be your recipe, but most cookies I know come out of the oven kind of moist and flappy and such and need to cool off on a rack for at least 30 minutes before they become edible. I think they still cook at this time.

The rack part is essential there, allowing air at all sides of the cookie. Maybe that's why they seem undercooked?
Friye said:
It may be your recipe, but most cookies I know come out of the oven kind of moist and flappy and such and need to cool off on a rack for at least 30 minutes before they become edible. I think they still cook at this time.

The rack part is essential there, allowing air at all sides of the cookie. Maybe that's why they seem undercooked?
I'll give that a shot next time- my issue is i'm the type who worries about getting sick from undercooking things, so unless there's an efficient "toothpick test", most of my cooking tends to be on the well-done side
You, my friend, need some edible cookie dough :9
So a couple months ago I got a virus on my computer. I would get notifications from my antivirus software (or what I thought was my antivirus software) to delete it and I would. It would go away for a while but then come back. But now it's at the point that it is not going away, and I cannot even delete it. Got some friends to take a look and work their magic, but it hasn't changed anything. So I finally took it in to the shop and they told me it has embedded itself in my computer and they will have to restore it to factory settings and redownload everything from my harddrive. So once I get paid I'm gonna have to do that.

I don't mind having to redownload everything, I just don't want to lose all the commissions I've gotten. Not all of them are posted and I would be pissed if they were lost.
Sophia said:
Started watching Steins;Gate and enjoyed the story up to a point where the plot does something I absolutely can't stand so much I actually have to either stop watching or pain through this the whole way.

Fuck.
Steins;Gate is so fucking good, watch the whole thing. You're not even to the really good parts yet.
One day I will get drunk enough that I will break down and let this site know everything that is and has been troubling me, and just like poor Defcon I will be met with 0 replies, but today is not that day
So what's the official waiting period after your girl goes completely radio silent on you before you can change from "i'm just being anxious for no reason" to "yep, she ghosted me."? Asking for a friend.

Just kidding, it's me.
Mindwipe said:
Steins;Gate is so fucking good, watch the whole thing. You're not even to the really good parts yet.
She did, there was just a part that irked her quite a bit.

ShadowSeraphim said:
So what's the official waiting period after your girl goes completely radio silent on you before you can change from "i'm just being anxious for no reason" to "yep, she ghosted me."? Asking for a friend.

Just kidding, it's me.
Took me a month or 2 to accept it, like 6 to completely give up on their return.
TalahDarkfang said:
She did, there was just a part that irked her quite a bit.
She said

Sophia said:
I actually have to either stop watching or pain through this the whole way.
So I was encouraging her to continue watching.
Mindwipe said:
She said

So I was encouraging her to continue watching.
I understand. I was watching it with her. Just letting you know she continued and finished it.
ShadowSeraphim said:
So what's the official waiting period after your girl goes completely radio silent on you before you can change from "i'm just being anxious for no reason" to "yep, she ghosted me."? Asking for a friend.

Just kidding, it's me.
You've made it sound like it's not even a week. I'd either find something more interesting to do or a better reason to initiate contact.other than Paranoia. (Unless she enjoys Paranoia in which case you should probably wait until a new clone spawns)
Previous vent still bothering me, I've mentally shifted myself into "recover from breakup mode" as a worst-case scenario/no false hope coping method

got no sleep last night so i've been drowsy all day

I ordered a picture frame from Amazon recently to fit a piece of convention art i've had for a few months, and it turns out I have no idea how to work a ruler because the picture was too big by half an inch (and trimming it down would ruin the art)
Earth_is_fucked said:
I'm usually at a (relatively) alright level of self esteem, but I sometimes have episodes where I go into a frame of mind where I berate myself like that, so I know what that does to you. Stop thinking like that. It's delusional and unhelpful. You seem to think that people on the hub dislike you, but that's not logic talking, that's most likely an imbalance of chemicals in your brain.
I haven’t been here in a while so I missed this reply. I’m glad to hear from someone else that i’m not as bad as I think. Sadly this isn’t going to be the last time my self loathing gets the best of me, count on it.

I’ve begun taking CBD Drops in order to get myself back in shape for school and life in general. It’s the most effective thing I’ve had for these depression and anxiety attacks, essentially acting as an AT-Field against them. Functioning without is choosing to suffer, so I’m going to from now on I’m going to have to save up cash to get more. Luckily these things last months...likely up to 3/4 of the year, maybe more.

Even so, i will forget sometimes. It’s in my nature, and sadly, the hub always seems like the only place to go during the episodes that result from my forgetfulness. On the topic of the hub, I have been coming here less and less as a result of what I can only assume is a subconscious self exile because of my outbursts. Hopefully, I can get over all of that and continue to be a member here.

Thanks for putting up with me. I know what I say is alarming and saddening to some of you, and I appreciate your patience.
Defcon7 said:
essentially acting as an AT-Field
This feels like a really good stealth pun.
Nsfw art of real people makes me really uncomfortable tbh, especially Emma Watson since she's usually drawn as Hermione, and she was underaged when she played her.
I'm in a pretty bad place. So much so, I'm considering (and hating the thought) to leave the site for a while. Rest assured, it is absolutely not you guys -- it is 100% me. I won't ask for my art to be taken down from the site. As long as I don't have to look at it, I'm fine with it staying.

If there was a way, I'd like to shelter myself from sex and anything to do with it for a few months. In this day and age, not living alone in a cabin in the woods somewhere, is pretty impossible. And even then. Birds having sex can get ridiculously loud.

I wish I knew how to fix myself. The way I've been going I've only made it worse. Why didn't I come with a reboot button?
My computer is making me so anxious. I got a virus on it a while ago and I'm at the point where I have to wipe my computer and restore my hard drive. I went to Micro Center and they said they could do it but it would cost around 100 dollars. That's a lot of money. I have other expenses I need to pay for. I could do it myself but I'm not that good with computers. I don't trust myself.

But now my computer keeps making clicking sounds and is running slower so I guess I better take this to the professionals.
DarkMask said:
My computer is making me so anxious. I got a virus on it a while ago and I'm at the point where I have to wipe my computer and restore my hard drive. I went to Micro Center and they said they could do it but it would cost around 100 dollars. That's a lot of money. I have other expenses I need to pay for. I could do it myself but I'm not that good with computers. I don't trust myself.

But now my computer keeps making clicking sounds and is running slower so I guess I better take this to the professionals.
UPDATE: The clicking got worse and now my computer is having serious trouble running. Just spent 10 minutes freaking out because I want to take it to Micro Center but I don't know how long it will take and I have to go to work this evening but I also need to wash my work clothes and my brother is hogging the washing machine because he always has a shit ton of laundry to do.

Okay now that I've calmed down I'm gonna take it in first thing tomorrow morning. I just hope they can salvage my stuff. The big thing I want to save are all my pictures. My commissions are on that computer so if I lose those I will be really pissed.
DarkMask said:
UPDATE: The clicking got worse and now my computer is having serious trouble running. Just spent 10 minutes freaking out because I want to take it to Micro Center but I don't know how long it will take and I have to go to work this evening but I also need to wash my work clothes and my brother is hogging the washing machine because he always has a shit ton of laundry to do.

Okay now that I've calmed down I'm gonna take it in first thing tomorrow morning. I just hope they can salvage my stuff. The big thing I want to save are all my pictures. My commissions are on that computer so if I lose those I will be really pissed.
Good luck man
So I waited a week, went through the five stages of grief, and I'm pretty sure the girl i was dating has ghosted on me and isn't coming back. Sent her an official breakup notice (dunno if I was blocked or not but it was more for me so I can have closure), so I'm back in the singles club.

and what's frustrating is that this relationship (for the time it lasted) seemed to show me that I'm too psychologically broken to have sex like a normal person, and would probably need some combination of therapy, drugs, or a partner who's literally perfectly fetish-compatible for me, but it almost seems like a waste of time/energy/money to try to fix all that while I'm single, which could be for years at a time knowing my luck

I know after a while I'll be wanting to get back on the wagon again due to general loneliness/isolation, but I sort of feel like, "what's the point?" and wish I could just resign myself to looking at porn in a dark room until they have sex robots that don't look Uncanny Valley

Christ I need a therapist, but my search for one has been quagmired by life.
So we have a family living in our neighborhood of apartment complexes that is comprised of two parents who are the biggest wastes of life that ever slithered out of the primordial ooze and their poor kid.

The dad is obviously an ex-high school football chad who is trying to live out his glory days through his son, and his wife is this venomous ham-beast harpy. I watched both of them openly mock and berate their child today while throwing a football around. If he messed up and didn't catch the ball when it was thrown to him, or he wasn't doing something correctly, his Cro-Magnon dad would yell at him to do it properly (and not even in a joking way either) and his morbidly obese Gorgon of a mother would shriek at him as well. They ended up making him run laps as a punishment for screwing up too much.

I feel bad for this kid, he's going to grow up either with emotional problems or to become a dickhead just like his parents. Some people just deserve to be sterilized.
geekgirl8 said:
So we have a family living in our neighborhood of apartment complexes that is comprised of two parents who are the biggest wastes of life that ever slithered out of the primordial ooze and their poor kid.

The dad is obviously an ex-high school football chad who is trying to live out his glory days through his son, and his wife is this venomous ham-beast harpy. I watched both of them openly mock and berate their child today while throwing a football around. If he messed up and didn't catch the ball when it was thrown to him, or he wasn't doing something correctly, his Cro-Magnon dad would yell at him to do it properly (and not even in a joking way either) and his morbidly obese Gorgon of a mother would shriek at him as well. They ended up making him run laps as a punishment for screwing up too much.

I feel bad for this kid, he's going to grow up either with emotional problems or to become a dickhead just like his parents. Some people just deserve to be sterilized.
TAKE THAT CHILD AWAY FROM THOSE MONSTERS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE SOMEONE PLEASE.

That is 100% the road to creating an unstable person. Those people should not only not be parents, but as you said not allowed to conceive. I seriously HATE HATE HATE people like those 2 bastards, and were it in my power, I’d go over there and beat the fuck out of them and take that child to a family that actually love them.

(Fuck the dad especially. That’s like, my #1 with a bullet most hated kind of parent.)
Defcon7 said:
TAKE THAT CHILD AWAY FROM THOSE MONSTERS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE SOMEONE PLEASE.

That is 100% the road to creating an unstable person. Those people should not only not be parents, but as you said not allowed to conceive. I seriously HATE HATE HATE people like those 2 bastards, and were it in my power, I’d go over there and beat the fuck out of them and take that child to a family that actually love them.

(Fuck the dad especially. That’s like, my #1 with a bullet most hated kind of parent.)
As a parent myself, it pained me deeply to see a child treated in such a way. Good lord, you don't make a child feel like shit when they mess up---making mistakes are a natural part of learning, and shrieking at a kid whenever they do it is going to traumatize them. It's also very likely Chet Football knocked up the Dark Souls boss by accident, and they're taking out their own mistakes on their kid.
So an update on my computer. My boss at work actually took a look at it and managed to delete the virus! Haven't seen any notifications from Essentials so far.

But I may have encountered a new problem. My computer has been making this clicking noise every so often and I'm afraid something is wrong with the hard drive. Yesterday it crashed and I had to restart the computer. It worked fine after that, and even now it's working fine, but I'm afraid of it failing on me and crashing again.

However, I'm gonna invest in an external hard drive to back up all my stuff so I won't lose the anything important.
DarkMask said:
However, I'm gonna invest in an external hard drive to back up all my stuff so I won't lose the anything important.
smart idea
I also suggest only storage on top of what you are doing.
DarkMask said:
But I may have encountered a new problem. My computer has been making this clicking noise every so often and I'm afraid something is wrong with the hard drive. Yesterday it crashed and I had to restart the computer. It worked fine after that, and even now it's working fine, but I'm afraid of it failing on me and crashing again.

However, I'm gonna invest in an external hard drive to back up all my stuff so I won't lose the anything important.
That's what it often is, my man. Smart idea to back your files up for sure - in my experience with this, they could be rendered unreachable at any moment.