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Love Stinks offers up the very modest pleasures of a middling TV show, something you'd watch only if the cable went out on a Friday night. January 1, 2000 Robert Horton. Film.com. Top Critic ... 'Love Stinks' was created in about a six week period. As of February 2012, it has over 5,000 views on youtube. My involvement: Writer, Director, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Background Artist. Watch the video for Love Stinks from The J. Geils Band's Showtime! for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options Love Stinks (1999) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. (Love stinks) Love stinks yeah yeah (Love stinks) Love stinks yeah yeah (Love stinks) Love stinks yeah yeah (Love stinks) Love stinks yeah yeah. Two by two and side by side Love's gonna find you yes it is You just can't hide You'll hear it call Your heart will fall Then love will fly It's gonna soar I don't care for any Casanova thing All I can ... Love Stinks chords The J. Geils Band * C G F G x4 C F C Am You love her, but she loves him C F C Am And he loves somebody else, you just can't win C F C Am And so it goes, 'til the day you die C F C Am This thing they call love, it's gonna make you cry G I've had the blues the reds and the pinks, F one thing for sure (love stinks) F C G F G ... The J. Gelis Band – Love Stinks (cover by Adam Sandler in “The Wedding Singer”) ... Soft Cell – Tainted Love. We’re headed back to the 80’s with one of the most addicting melodies ever ... Channels: YouTube wins but Hulu is solid too. The biggest difference comes down to channels. Comparing the total channel counts from our big list of the top 100 channels on every service, YouTube ... Directed by Jeff Franklin. With French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bill Bellamy, Tyra Banks. Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell. Love Stinks Lyrics: You love her / But she loves him / And he loves somebody else / You just can't win / And so it goes / Till the day you die / This thing they call love / It's gonna make you cry / I
I'll start by saying that I have been a fan of CHD since episode 2 and have listened to every episode from the beginning until last week. (despite my friends making fun of me for listening to CHD because the content of the show couldn't have been more different from my personality). Truthfully, the show has been unfunny and blah since the beginning of the single father era. I didn't stop listening because I wanted to support the pod/ Alex (and I was hoping things will improve). Then I slowly realized how much I miss the funny moments I remembered from the old episodes. I re-listened to the old episodes and concluded that most, if not all, of the funniest moments I enjoyed were Sofia's self-deprecating jokes and life stories. DAVE & ALEX - Hypocrites Dave is a garbage human and has been since his blogging days. The "tell it like it is" crowd love to eat up every BS he sells "because he doesn't care about being politically correct." Barstool essentially has always catered to people like that. I'm not surprised by his behavior at all. When the drama became public both Dave & Alex acted like Sofia didn't put out a lengthy video explaining her side (like they did) because she was in the wrong and they were telling the "truth." But now that Sofia is released from the contract and is ready to tell her side of the story, they are now all of sudden AGAINST talking about things publicly and threatening her?! WTF! - Re: The bullying. Dave shared on Twitter and Instagram several videos and memes literally beating Sofia and Suit man. He has encouraged his little army to bully Sofia by him sharing all the trash memes and dumb videos they were making and claimed that they were "so good" he couldn't stop posting them. He shared several posts daily on Twitter for days and Insta (here is an example: With more than 1M views). Dave and his anti-PC crowd's whole shtick is "cAnCel cULtUre is bad" yet they are continuously (to this day) doing that very thing to Sofia. For example: Rating her show 1 STAR, leaving mean comments on her posts on Twitter and Insta, telling her to stop trying and go back into hiding ... (These are grown-ass men doing Dave's dirty work for him) - Alex's character She posted "the truth about call her daddy" video on youtube but did not mention milf hunter once. She made it seem like she was being transparent but did not disclose anything that made her look bad. She played the victim and acted like she alone was carrying the pod on her back and Sofia was just riding along. IF Milf Hunter did ghostwrite for her, then her editing a show weekly for 3 hours and planning social posts is definitely not worth $500k PLUS the raise for "doing additional work." I get it she is FULL of herself (and I personally don't find anything wrong with excessive self-love) BUT WTH was she bringing to the table that was worth 500k+? Her voice? The fact that Alex:
is willing to destroy and manipulate anyone to get what she wants is disgusting.
gets upset and insults listeners who complain about the quality of the show going downhill.
is so rude about people criticizing her behaviors re: the pandemic, or giving her constructive criticism, etc ...
is so fake and can't be vulnerable even when some of us can see through her BS (e.g. her lying about having multiple "boyfriends" and making up stories just to come up with content)
is kissing the ass of the very people this podcast used to make fun of - Influencers and Instagram honeys ... LOL.
Like what makes Alex think that these people can bring more to the show than the Daddy gang members? I WANTED TO HEAR FROM DADDY GANG MEMBERS AS GUESTS SO THEY CAN SHARE THEIR SCHEMES AND STORIES!!! - Sofia with an F Sofia did nothing wrong, we were simply manipulated by Dave & Alex and lead to believe that she is a bad person because she wanted to re-negotiate her work contract? THINK CRITICALLY! Some people are acting like Sofia committed a crime or something. Also, the fact that people make fun of Sofia for wanting "to make money in her sleep." When did it become a crime to dream big? Who among us hasn't fantasized about winning the lottery and never having to work again? lol I enjoyed the 2 episodes of Sofia with an F, her stories are still funny and it reminded me of the old show. I will support her and hypothetically even if the quality of her podcast became shit I will continue to support her show because her attitude doesn't stink like some people. My opinion is not solely based on what we've all heard from Sofia and Milf Hunter, but on the distasteful behaviors Alex has displayed since this whole drama started. Lol wow, I guess I needed to vent since no one in my circle cares about this shitshow, this is my way to let it all out. THE END :)
2020.10.16 01:11 DJ-GatsbyI'm posting shower thoughts here now because people keep interrupting me. This is anarchy
One thing I was thinking is that when you see a black or Hispanic kind of crime and ask 'what kind of animal would do this?' it's usually a gorilla or a honey badger. When you see a Police Brutality kind of crime and ask 'what kind of animal would do this?' it's usually an eel, a hyiena, or a tapeworm. #BLM ya know? Idk if people are editing my posts yet... Lol Check out this song I found. im not sure what Fi it is. I guess it's just analogue. AM // Radio One thing I was thinking is I kind of want to make a black baby with this red head girl offline. One thing about red heads is they have way bigger titties than you expect once their shirt is off. I just decided I'm not even a volunteer Constable any more. I'm an International Defender of Goodwill. This Song just hit me in my 'feelin like a badass feelings'. All's I wanna do is put titties in my face and make babies. I just feel like a New Movie® just ended. It's LoFi. Phuck. I just decided girls aren't even plates they're peaches because I like peaches and peaches are good for you. Welp, after all this stolen valor on part of the racists or the super spookely dookely doesn't even actually exist KKK, and all the idgaf about flag code because it's not about that it's about discriminating certain classes or stereotypes the police get annoyed by plus the fact that Colin Kaepernick actually knows a lot about flag code and even though it's in the realm of Social Justice (a cops least favorite school subject in cop college) it's actually kind of important. So I guess the point is I'm starting to feel kind of like #acab Open Mike Eagle's New Album this shit is fucking lit!! Go my favorite musical artists go! Oh ya I forgot I'm u/MrSpaghettibyChives and this is a kōhn I wrote. . . . A man died and went to see the God of his own devise. His God asked him, "Why should I allow you into my Heaven?" He said "because I'm an American" And his God said "welcome into Heaven, now get to work." The man asked "can I take a break first?" and God said, "You will have to ask your immediate supervisor about scheduled breaks." A woman died and went to meet the God of her own devise. Her God asks, "Why should I allow you into my Heaven?" She said, "because I have birthed and raised children" And God said, "welcome into Heaven, the world is in the palm of your hand and you will never have to birth or raise children again." Another man died and went to meet the God of his own devise. His God asked him, "Why should I allow you into my Heaven?" He said, "because I have completed the 12 steps" And God said, "welcome to Heaven, now let loose in an eternal bliss of psychedelic ecstasy." ...... ....... Swatting flies one at a time on m patio makes me angry. I need to get scientific about genocidin flies if only I knew how to Google better. What is Google? Like all I think of when I think of Google is just all the colors we used to have. .... .... Ya know, sometimes I feel like I dreamed up the world one night at a time. Isn't that neat? You can call me Kippy Cap, only people who don't know me call me Captain Crunch ™. This Album makes me feel emmaculate. Like viewing the Earth from Space. .... I was thinking about how the term 'cop' is actually a derogatory term and you used to not be able to get away with calling cops, cops but now everybody stopped giving a fuck so bad that people graduate from the academy calling themselves cops. Derived from slang for con-man or highway robbers. Isn't that dumb? As far as white folks down south that keep it real check this shit out. white folks Plus check out Upchurch he's basically the crippest except he's white. This album makes me feel like Hugo Chavez. This Song makes me feel like Phoenix, Arizona. This album makes me feel like Kendrick Lamar. One thing about today is that I thought of Joe Walsh's song 'Life's Been Good' and decided to turn off rap music and listen to Rock 'n Roll and drink beer instead. This album makes me feel like DJ-Gatsby. This albums about Southern Hospitality. They's just as happy and friendly as normal white folks. This Song makes me feel like Hugo Chavez except I'm in the middle of burning down the desert. One thing I was thinking that most my white friends don't understand that I've started to catch on to is that black people think we're scary. Like black people's skin absorbs more light which makes a black person look 'bigger' or has more mass than an equally sized white guy. That makes black people seem scary to white people. However, white people's skin reflects light and makes everyone look like a 'Christian'. Thing about the white's that is most terrifying though is that they usually support 'Law enforcement' and know how to use guns. That's like some straight up dangerous folks to be around. Check out my chill shit. I'd say the main goal of tinder is the destruction of human values where as the main goal of Bumble is green eyes. Plus watch out for parasites and predators. This is the goddamn internet. Tinder is all like 'you don't have to masturbate but you still gotta be depressed about the electric bill' and Bumble is all like 'having sex is like taking pictures of food and shit'. ... ... I'd say the thing I hate most about Biden is that he's a psychopathic pervert who already admitted he would damn his soul to hell to get ahead. Thing I hate most about Trump is that he's a pedophile and supports the work of Margret Sanger (who loved aborting black babies most). He spoke at KKK eugenics conventions alongside her and the Clinton's and afterword were seen in many, many photographs sipping coffee and tea very late into the night. Politics right? So dumb and annoying. Hey wasn't there something satanic about the Liberty Bell? Or they burned down the Presidents House and Edgar Allen Poe got all drunk? I'm pretty sure there was something satanic about Alamo or El Paso or whatever it's called because of the old Fountain of Youth conspiracies. Phoenix, Arizona seems pretty chill until it starts to feel like Pawnee, Indiana from TV because it's just 'Train' themed parks except the took away all the fun facts about Cowboys and Indians. Plus, as part of my schizophrenic I decided we used to have pyramids. Hey I just thought of a good history book titled. America: Raped to Death, East to West One time Taylor Swift™ got sybianed to death in a garage. It was like a trashy version of Interstella 5555 One thing I was just thinking about is that getting hypnotized by the drum machine (a.k.a. studio fever) really sucks. I've done it so many times now that the thrill is gone and I just have to acknowledge the fact that it's dumb. This is more like that one time where I just got hypnotized by the drum machine and it wasn't actually like Interstella 5555 though. One thing I noticed is that the bumble and tinder bitches in my general area like to vibe. All's they wanna do is vibe. Who would have come up with that type of terminology and why won't girls who like to vibe fuck me? Seems dumb... One thing about how the Sun is dying is that our Galaxy is currently being swallowed by a black hole. But don't take my word for it, my degree is in Artist not Scientist. ... Hey I just had this idea of polyphonic baritone sax and doing it like a autoharp or something. Hey check out the biggest album of the decade called JESUS IS KING on Tidal especially because they have Master copies and High Fidelity sound. As a lawyer, I find it satisfying when people sue the fuck out of local government or public transportation because Taxation Is The Price We Pay To Live In A Civilized Society. Oh ya I forgotten I'm claxstin_montgomery yada yada bullshit soliloquy https://www.reddit.com/LesbianPoetry/comments/e11fuu/a_soliloquy_by_claxstin_montgomery/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share One thing about me is that I'm always broke, I ain't got the rent, and all's I wanna do is get high and put titties in my face. Ain't got no drive and I ain't no what to do. One thing about London is that Everything is Fine and we've removed all sharp objects from sight as well as some potentially blunt or heavy objects. As Antifa, I'd say my love for Milfs is primarily derived from wantin' triplets. Dear Jesus, that protectandserve recieves proper Reddit Karma. God bless us everyone. In America you gotta say extra Christian shit than usually for Sunday. Like for instance, Liberty and Justice for All. Amen. One thing that annoys the fuck out of me is that people perceive me to be privileged because I can find good deals. A privilege is something you don't earn. Knowing that buying 3 four-packs of something is almost always cheaper than buying one 10-pack. I'm not privileged because I buy the cheapest and highest quality toothpaste (which is Arm & Hammer). I'm privileged when people see that I use it. That reminds me that white teeth is a big advantage if you want people to think of you as a moral person. Check out this Old School Shit. I used to mix this shit in with like Black Eyed Peas and JT and shit. I'd have like stacks a burned CDs I'd give to people free of charge n shit. Those were the days. I was thinking about how I would make like 500 or 1000 racist hats a day around this time last year. I wonder where the racist cops who put on my hats are these days? I even made some hats that for these cops that had the cover of Lexus Rexus on it. That song is Scientifically Proven™ to make cops really really angry. Talk about Irony right? Or is that called sarcasm or coincidence or something? Idk. And don't even get me started on the Wave Cap Incident🌊 🌊 🌊 Stoned Jesus Hey I wonder if Solar Winter could be that instead of doing fission we polluted our minds with this super cool new stuff called dark matter. There is catalogues of music about the sun is dying 🌞. Isn't that wierd? One thing about Eugenics experiments is that the rats always kill themselves. Nobody can figure out why. Isn't that wierd? Plus, when the 'Alpha Rats' process a superior species the parents generally tend to kill it. Like take for instance, White, blond haired, green eyed people in a eugenics experiment would produce a dark skinned, blond haired, blue eyed baby no matter what. So no big deal right? It's 1 better than the parents? There's already a lot of Black people with Green eyes and a lot of Hispanic people with Golden eyes. But they are low on Lutein and Vitamin D and other shit. Idk why we can't find a way to fix that kind of systemic problem as a country. As someone who has knowledge that everyone's teeth is falling out no matter who you are or how old you are, I'd advise TheraBreath® It keeps yo teeth from stinking like shit. You gotta floss too. One thing about people who are fat as fuck is that if you were to eat like 1lb of omega vitamins a day you would get super skinny because you were always full. Like that one guy who was fat as fuck who stopped eating for a year on reddit back in the day could have just taken fuck loads of omega fatty acids as well. So basically, take your gummy vitamins everyday. Take vitamins A-Z and omega fatty acids as all gummy bears. Take every single last one of your L-Aminos Acids too. One thing that sucks about being fat as fuck is that your basically starving to death while eating mush that makes you feel like shit. It doesn't even make you not hungry. Seems dumb as fuck, but it's the American Way™. I fuckin hate infectors. If somebody is infecting you or your shit (say like a PC or a Phone) I say you should fuckin publicly execute them for being spreaders of infections and viral diseases. It's for the Greater Good. Honestly, I'm just super bummed because starting to feel like the rapture is happening and I got left behind with the fuckin infectors. Hate those guys. They make me so mad sometimes I just wanna bash 'em in. 😩 The miracles of modern technology are so amazing. Like I have this brain wave binaural beats app that helps me fall asleep at night and then in the morning it helps me wake up and take a shit. Then during the day it helps me not be in my feelings like Drake. Plus, I just jacked off so I guess you could say I feel better. This is a song about gettin' hypnotized Check out this radass album
2020.10.14 23:56 fuckbedbugsintheassMy home is infested and I am going fucking insane!
This is not a throwaway account, I plan to use it to bitch about this issue for a long time, and maybe give others dealing with the same issue some helpful advice. So mods, please do not delete it. So, long story short, poly family, the wife has a girlfriend, girlfriend moved in with us in April of last year. This girlfriend brought her 2 boys with her, currently aged 20 and 18. The girlfriend is 43. A couple of weeks after she moved in my wife and I began noticing small itchy bumps, on me, they turned into large raised burning hot itchy welts. I started researching, what could this be, could this bitch have brought scabies into my house? No, not that, was it the massive bloom of stink bugs the country is dealing with causing an allergic reaction? Nope, not that either. Fleas maybe? Nope. Then my wife found a small bug and called her girlfriend over to identify it, you see, the girlfriend had bedbugs in her former home, but had told us about them and had told us that the treatments worked and there was no issue and that it had been a year or more since they had seen any. She assured us there was no danger, I was already skeptical. She confirmed it was, in fact, a bed bug. That was in May, of 2019. I was livid as you may imagine, she sat for weeks watching us try to figure out what the problem was when she knew the entire time what it was, she just didn't want to tell us, had she told us at first we could have gotten a handle on it. But she did not tell us, so we sat down at the kitchen table and talked, I was pissed, but I said what's done is done, now let's work together to get rid of them. My first red flag was not telling us, the 2nd red flag for me was not immediately apologizing and offering to pay to have it treated and fixed. So I started a routine of daily vacuuming of the carpeted areas, along with vacuuming the furniture, inside and out, I even cut the fabric out of the bottom so we could vacuum and spray inside of them and making sure to get deep into the crevices. My first mistake was leaving this to an 18 and 20-year-old. The finished basement, where the girlfriend sleeps and where the boys were supposed to be sleeping was supposed to get the same treatment. Daily. Every two weeks I sprayed with crossfire professional to break the reproductive cycle and kill the fuckers and used cimexa (silica dust) to get behind the switch plates and light switches and electrical outlets and kitchen cabinets and stove etc, anywhere that they could spend some time breeding I nuked it. It seemed to work and I kept it up, assigning chores to those best suited to them such as liting and vacuuming the couch to the strong boys, etc. I tried to take care of it myself, I even paid for this stuff myself. Around this same time, we noticed roaches too, and they admitted, after lengthy questioning, that they did, in fact, have roaches at their previous place but they thought they were all dead, nope, they just came in with their electronics and other shit that they didn't bother to clean. Fast forward a year and a half. We no longer have a couch or love seat, her boys had been sleeping on them and they were both so infested there was no saving them. They had lied when they said they were vacuuming them, apparently, they do not feel the bites so they don't care and would track them all over the house. I vacuum and check the entirety of the upstairs (where my office, our bedroom, and my kid's bedrooms are) every single day, multiple times a day. My upstairs is my sanctuary, there is not a single bug up here save for a couple of nice spider bro's that hang out and catch any errant mosquitos or whatnot. They can stay, I like them. But the downstairs, my livingroom is now empty, completely, I have stripped the walls bare, the furniture is gone, the only thing left is the TV which is mounted to the wall and had a layer of cimexa dust around the back of it to keep it from becoming infested. I have all but eliminated the roaches via fastidious cleaning and applications of bait and poison. I also removed any and all food sources so they should not last long. But the boys, they sleep on the floor in the living room, so the carpet is still infested. Worse, the disgusting fuckers will kill a bug on the wall and leave the blood smear on the wall until I see it and force them to clean it up. So now my walls are covered in splotches and will need to be repainted. They have room in the basement, they choose to simply sleep on the floor in the living room rather than pick up their shit in the basement and sleep down there on their beds. Which, of course, are infested. I finally went and checked on the wife's girlfriend's bedroom in the basement, and it is covered, she hasn't done shit, I confronted her about it and she said she hasn't had time to do anything. She spent 4 months on unemployment earlier this year during the Covid shutdown at her employer. She works 5 days a week now, I know, I drive her to and from work 3rd shift while also working my own fucking job cause her car has been broken since February with a 200 dollar fix (another story for another time). I am terrified that she is going to transfer one to my car, I will kill her. She has plenty of time, she does not care. So I said fuck it, I am not playing this game anymore, you are paying for it, from now on every dime of your paychecks will come to me and will go into a savings account until we have enough to pay for the treatments. With 3 of them working, should not take long. They wanted to complain and I shut that shit down fast, but man I feel like such a fucking tyrant, I know I have been patient as fuck with them, but they infested my home with an almost impossible to get rid of bug, I had planned to sell my house in the next couple of years, I cannot do that now, at least not without disclosing the infestation, which will bring the value down tremendously. So I started a spreadsheet, how much they pay, and how much is owed, I also for shit and grins, included how much shit they have broken or had to have trashed due to their negligence. We are at 31k not counting the cost to do the bed bug treatments, this includes things like ruined mattresses (girlfriend refused to buy a mattress cover now it is infested, she also has "mommy bladder" and as such the 900 dollars king-sized tuft and needle mattress is ruined), the furniture, broken appliances from not paying attention, all of my kitchen chairs because the youngest of the boys puts his feet on the risers and has broken all of them now, etc. And of course, not counting the value of the home itself. So, now I spend the majority of my days sitting in my office, afraid to walk downstairs for fear of picking up a fucking bug and tracking it to my garage. My garage is also a safe space, unfortunately, I can barely use it, you see, my best friend died 2 months ago yesterday. He left everything to us, all of his furnishing, etc. This would be awesome, except, I cannot bring them into the home to be infested, nor would I do so with the way her boys treat shit like it is disposable. Suffice it to say the relationship between my wife and her girlfriend is "rocky" at best, my wife says she is done, as soon as shits paid they are being told to get out. I do not blame her, the only reason I have not immediately kicked them out is so they can pay for the damned treatments. Only $4238.82 left to go... I don't know if I can mentally hold out that long before I go insane. So, life around my house has been stressful as fuck. Shit, my wife has been having heart flutters lately due to the stress, just so much stress she worries she is about to have a heart attack. It is almost certainly anxiety and panic attacks, but it still hurts, it still feels terrible and no one should feel that way in their own home. Someone here suggested I vent and let it out, and you know what, it helped a little, but even at 7k characters, it is still only the top of the shit-covered iceberg that has been our lives lately. So yeah, I spend my days on reddit getting into internet arguments about stupid shit to take my mind off of it and watching youtube videos about 3d printing and woodworking while not being able to use my own garage to finish projects. I can't say shit to anyone else in my life because the stigma of bedbugs is that only those who are dirty get it. 27 years on my own, 27 years and not so much as an ant in my house, even when I lived in low-income housing my place was spotless, now bedbugs. How in the hell do I keep the peace at this point? I am ready to just kick them out and sue them for the remaining amount and call it a fucking day. But I cannot legally do that as they pay rent here and have established residence so I would need to go the legal route. But holy shit, what type of absolute monster infests your home with roaches and bedbugs then acts like they are the victim?
2020.10.13 14:49 SellerOfSpoonsI feel like I'm being gaslit...
I feel that I need to start this off with sharing that I use to be the biggest fan, and I still wish I want to be, that's why I can't stop watching but each time I do I feel like I'm being gaslit. I want success and happiness for her, I think if you wish ill upon someone that's obviously not cool. And clearly people here in this channel will pick apart the smallest things she does and sometimes I roll my eyes like, come on. There are bigger fish to fry, don't be THAT petty. ALL OF THAT BEING SAID - this new vlog left me feeling just a bit flat. I don't watch famous youtubers to feel like they are 100% relatable, but I feel like each video or story is her saying she wants to be "real and raw", trying to explain how busy she is, and saying that "the internet is so harsh". While I totally think objectively these things are true, it's so hard to watch someone who is pushing themselves into all of these projects to make money for the extravagant life that they live, and I cannot take another post/vlog with multiple products that are being "pushed". Sure, she isn't saying "YOU NEED TO BUY THIS" but at this point I feel like I'm watching a walking advertisement and someone who complains constantly. Continuing on feeling like I'm being gaslit, when I watch her vlogs it makes me feel bummed or maybe I have some constructive criticism and then she goes throughout her social media calling people "trolls" and "haters" and it truly hurts because I think people just want to have a platform to have an open dialog with her about all of these things! It's not about hating, but it's just about having an honest convo! It makes me feel crazy for not just absolutely LOVING her and blindly following her because she's constantly putting out this idea that so many people are coming for her and any criticism is just people trying to tear her down. I feel like that's why it can create this especially negative (and petty space that this can sometimes become) bc people are just FED UP with not being heard, so it's like okay, game on girl? Am I rambling? Does any of this make sense? I'd be so glad to hear your thoughts and thank you for taking the time to read this. I just want to support someone who truly cares about holistic health, not being shredded, and spends time with her friends and family. Maybe it's time I move on, but it just stinks bc I've just been a huge supporter for so long. Cheers everyone, thanks for the thoughts.
2020.10.11 17:46 sweattymonkeyWanted to know what i am going through
Hello everyone I am new to this sub and i wanted to just clarify myself if i have adhd or not. Post might get long bear with me( i know people with adhd find it hard to read long posts, you can see my symptoms after the story). About myself i am 24 year old, working as a game developer in a big company. I wanted to improve myself always, i knew that i was different from others and i was not typical teenager. At age of 15, when i compared myself with others, i was not like them, i could not talk like the way others would talk. Whatever i talk people would not hear it mostly or would not understand thats what would happen always i would not be recognised anywhere. I tried to improve myself by doing yoga and following youtube videos like improving posture, you know the stuff how you would want to be recognised. Well i got recognised, i got with people but i was always made fun of. I become a kind of a guy you can make jokes on and i would not give a reply to that, if i did it would have been a poor one. I came to engineering, first year almost sucked i was finding people i wanted to enjoy with but all i got was people who would avoid me and make fun of me. Here i knew that i lacked something and i then started improving more. When i came at the end of the year, i found a group and i was part of it. Here also people made fun of me and i was the guy who would be picked on for a joke, and usual i would not give a reply. I hated every time whenever someone would make a joke on me, sometimes i would rage on them and get angry at things. Second year came in, half of the year went good, and in other half i fell in love in with a girl in our class, this relationship lasted for 6 months and we got broke up. Third year, i went into depression because of this, the whole year i had some pain inside me that i wanted to take off and yes again i started to improve myself but this time i had a negativity so much that whenever i tried to improve i would fall down thinking about the relationship. At this time i wanted to do something, be successful in life, watched a lot of ted talk to motivate myself and learn code to change the world and stuff, but i did not always tried to improve my coding, i would plan it but never do it. This happened in the next year also. Final year came in , i improved somehow i just let myself be what i wanted to be and i enjoyed myself the fullest, i enjoyed but during the months when the college was to end, the group i was cracking due to misunderstandings between my bestie and another guy in the group which affected the whole group, so we parted due to him and we joined in another group where my ex was in who was in relationship with a guy of that group. I wanted the year to end as soon as possible due to this. We got together at the end of the year but it was not as it was before. After engineering, i got into a job in a startup as game developer performed somewhat good and got into full time. My ceo was a good guy, he was not that much of a strict or anything, but i would try to give the update he needed as soon as possible. I wanted to develop games and improve my technical skills, i planned all things to do, but at the end i would not do it and slack off much. I would sometimes rant myself about it in a dairy i write. So after the company got shut off in the later months and my ceo referred us to the big company and i am working here. So this is my story Currently what i was facing from these years are 1. When i was in college or class, i would daydream most of the time, i would day dream about the tv show or the game i played and make stories about this. Like when i played halo 1 game i would make a stories where if master chief escaped to the earth and this alien forms would come to earth like that stuff. 2. I would always fantasise or in other time about anything i can. For eg, when i hear some hacker did this, i would research about it and fantasise of if i did this to someone, you know like a story i would create it in my mind. 3. Most of the time i would plan how my life should be, i plan what i should learn and the time i should give for it. But till date i have not done any of those and i just planned and i never did it. I regret this every time, i have been facing this from 7 - 8 years this cycle when seeing myself. Till know i planned to learn ds and algo, i had planned when i started my job, i never still touched it. 4. I waste much of my money, sometimes i buy things and i don’t use it. This year i bought a gaming pc and airpods pro. I want luxurious items say that you see someone unbox some new console, i feel like i want it but i see my bank balance nope. Since job i joined i have never saved, i would spend it most of it on food or drinks. At the end of the month i would ask my friends abit of loan. Present also i would save the money and buy something ( like in dec i am planning to buy a nintendo switch to play zelda, please give me a good reason not to buy this). 5. I don’t socialise much, i want to talk to people but not in chat or call, but in person but this generation wants in chatting, which i am not into and never developed for. I will become boring afterwards after two talks 6. Personal hygiene i am at worst, i keep myself clean but still i am lazy at washing my hair and my mouth always stinks, last time i visited a dental was 3 years ago i guess. I am bad at this, i have bath for 5 or 10 mins. 7. I plan everything, i know everything, i know the consequences of if i don’t do this what will happen, but i go on doing the same thing the next thing, i slack off. It is like knowing you can swim but you don’t want too, this is my case. 8. I feel like i am still like a kid, i dont feel like a adult, i like to do childish things sometimes, in home, in outside i behave somehow. 9. I change my passion many times, i want to take a side hustle or sometimes i mix with it. I wanted to be a guitarist, rapper, a stand up comedian, and many more Currently i am not using the time i am having, i know this pandemic is a crisis, but i feel like i wasted my time from the start of work from home. In one side i am not doing things that would improve my life and career in the other side i am not doing the job i should be doing in my present company, i watch youtube, go through reddit and do some work and lie to the company. My questions are 1. Do i have adhd? 2. What should i do now? Do i really need a therapist or medication for this? 3. Can i lower my adhd naturally? Meditation, exercising or any other things i should do? I am just confused i know something is wrong with me and i am failing at doing tasks and if i carry on like this i know i will fall down at once. I want to be useful, i want to be impactful
I recently returned from a two-week trip to Italy which might well be the first and the last big trip of the year so I decided this is the time to share my packing list. It summarizes four years of one-bagging travel experience and all the items listed here were used an abused during my travels but also in daily life so you will find lots of mini-reviews outlining my experience. The list is geared towards lots of city walks, some day hikes, and a bit of beach vacation time, it can cope with a range of temperatures from -5C to 35C. A lot of effort was put into making sure the outfit is comfortable, looks nice, and stays away from black color; the latter alone took me a few years to wait for the suitable colors to appear in the collections of the companies on my watchlist. As this is an ultralight list all the items I carry have no backup so I tend to pick up the most durable items to the extent possible. Besides being small and light, the list avoids any liquids and only uses fancy electronics so airport security never asks me to take anything out for inspection (no longer an issue these days). I can travel with this setup for one month spending money only on accommodation, transport, and food; it is ok for indefinite travel except for a few caveats mentioned in item descriptions. Here is the obligatory photo: 50 items / 20l / 4.5kg Wearing while in transit unless weather calls for warm items mentioned below
Wool&Prince 78/22 Crew Neck Tee: it feels fragile but appears to be quite strong. Armpits develop smell rather quickly (by merino wool standards) in warm weather so will be trying Patagonia Capilene as the next step in my quest for the perfect t-shirt.
Bluffworks Chino Pants: absolutely staple item in my travel wardrobe. Look appropriate from restaurants to hiking trails, feel ok from 0°C to +35°C. Zippered pockets are amazing and allow me to leave daypack behind in most cases. I use these pants for hiking when I'm not traveling.
Icebreaker Merino Anatomica Briefs. these (together with another pair in the core pack) replaced my 8 pairs of Uniqlo Airism boxers that I used previously. I'll never go back to synthetics for my travel underwear.
Darn Tough Topless No Show Light socks: good socks although the name could be simpler.
Huawei Watch 2 4G: this smartwatch replaces my phone during travel and serves digital detox purposes. Works ok for short calls, SMS, and Telegram chats. The only problem is poor Wear OS navigation software that is no match to Here Maps I used on the first-gen Galaxy Watch. Looking at the Samsung range of watches as a potential replacement for that reason.
Salomon Outbound Goretex shoes. These waterproof shoes replaced my Buttero sneakers which look totally worn out after 2 years and ~2000 kilometers. I still believe sneakers are the best all-around shoes but I was not able to find a durable water-resistant stitched pair quickly when my Butteros started to fall apart so these Salomons were a quick compromise. Turned out to be good shoes though and now I use it on weekends and day hikes as well as for travel. Will see how long this pair will last.
Core Pack in EagleCreek Pack-It Specter small cube. This cube always accompanies me on my travel.
Seagale Active Merino shirt: nice looking when I need to be formal and warm when it's getting cold. While I normally wear M size shirts this one runs very small so I had to order XL to feel comfortable.
Montbell Wickron T: this is my backup tee, it looks nice and feels sturdy but stinks after one day of wear in a hot and humid climate. I liked it a lot so if I could find some kind of antibacterial treatment for it I'd make it my primary tee again... Anyway, as mentioned before Patagonia Capilene will be my next try.
Icebreaker Merino Anatomica Briefs (second pair)
Darn Tough Topless No Show Light socks (second pair)
Green Foster Linen Towel. This replaced Montbell Micro Towel Sport that is great except in warm and humid climate it stinks on a second day already. I find the size of the Montbell towel (125x45cm) to be perfect though so I bought a linen towel on Amazon and cut it down to that size. Extra 50g of weight compared to Montbell but no more nasty smell.
Bad weather pack in EagleCreek Pack-It Specter small cube. Whenever I expect rain, strong winds, or a touch of cold I take this cube with me.
Arcteryx Atom LT jacket - another staple item that works well and looks appropriate (as I have it in a muted color) on a hike and around town. OK to wear up to 20°C (in case of strong winds or light rain), needs more warm layer(s) below 10°C unless you are into high-output activities.
Marmot PreCip rain jacket: nice and light rain jacket but does not breathe that well and has c plastic feel. One day I will finally replace with a Gore-Tex one with a folding hood, but I'm yet to find a combination of construction and color that suits me (and prices for Gore-Text are steep). A big improvement would be to upgrade to a stretchy rain jacket but the research I've done so far shows that these start letting water through after one hour of rain whereas my target is to stay full day under light rain and keep dry.
Cold weather pack in EagleCreek Pack-It Specter small cube.
Minus33 Chocorua Midweight Wool Crew: while formally this is a technical mid-layer it passes as a sweater in most situations as flat seams are not that noticeable. I love this top a lot for its versatility as it works nicely from skiing and hiking to bars and restaurants to wearing it under the shirt in really cold weather. Quite durable as well, my Cordura backpack didn't kill it yet during day hikes.
Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottom: as much as I love my bluffs these are not designed for cold weather, that's when these bottoms come to the rescue.
Darn Tough Solid Crew Light socks: only need these below +5°C.
Montbell Merino Wool Gloves Touch: not too warm but ok down to -5°C.
Montbell U.L. Shell Gloves: for windy or rainy/snowy weather that pure merino cannot cope with.
Wool Buff: quite versatile, works as a neck warmer, headband, or sleeping mask.
Smartwool Merino 250 Cuffed Beanie: despite all the video tutorials I can't fold my buff into a decent beanie.
Hot weather pack that either goes into cold weather cube (if I don't need its content) or is split between core and cold weather packs as both have bits of space available
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II: This was initially purchased for prolonged stays in the sun (think open-air rock festivals) but quickly became my core sun protection item due to a combination of sun protection (SPF 50), lightness, breathability, and very good odor resistance (much better than Montbell and comparable to merino wool). It barely smells after a week of use which is now the key reason for me to try Patagonia Capilene.
O'Neil Hybrid Shorts: work well both for swimming and walking around town. Zipped front pockets with smaller pockets inside are very helpful. Dry in approximately 40 min after swimming so these are the only shorts I need.
XeroShoes Z-Trek sandals: light sandals that can be adjusted to hold tight on your feet and don't flop when walking. Very good grip on wet surfaces. The sole is rather thin though so I wouldn't use these on rocky trails.
Accessories packed in REI Micro Shower Kit
Huawei AM116 headphones for the conference calls.
Mu One charger: 45W of USB C power in a small package, has all the international plugs except Australian.
Baseus 2m USB C cable: rated for 100W so should be future-proof.
Huawei Watch 2 charging cradle: not the original one with fixed long USB A cable but a cradle without cable and with micro-USB input.
USB C to micro-USB adapter: for the above-mentioned cradle.
100 Senses Ultimate Body Bar in Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case: works as a shampoo and body soap as well as for hand-washing my wool garments. I cut the full piece in half as 50g is enough for me for a month of travel. This is a great upgrade from Dr.Bronner and J.R.Liggett which were no good for my oily head skin.
Toothbrush in custom-printed case that only covers its head
Eco-Dent tooth powder in 50ml plastic bottle: full 237ml bottle is way too much for one month.
Crystal Body Deodorant Travel Stick: I'm a lucky person, Crystal works well for me.
Carmex Original Stick
Manmower trimmer: I was thinking for more than a year before pulling the trigger on this one as the only independent review on YouTube was not very encouraging. The trimmer proved to be pretty good at keeping all my above-waist hair in check. It's a bit awkward as I use it daily and I don't see much difference before and after shave but my stubble always looks 3-day old. Not good for below-waist hair though so for long-term travel you'd be better off with Gillette Styler (which I used before and also liked a lot).
Sally Hansen Clip 'n Catch Control Grip Nail Clipper: wide clipper with short handles creating a travel-friendly package. Found it accidentally in a pharmacy in Iceland, never saw it mentioned on this sub.
EarJelly earplugs: ultra-soft, great for night sleep or 8-hour flight. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018, these are finally available on Amazon.
My daily medicines in TI-EDC Titanium Small Pill Holder: my life depends on it so I use a bombproof pill holder.
400mg Ibuprofen pills: enough to get me in a shape to get to a nearby pharmacy in case of an emergency.
Miscellaneous items in NorthSt Davis backpack with 10" Velcro-In Organizer Pocket
GPD Win 2 in a case: works ok as the primary computer on the go considering I only need to do emails, conference calls and some light excel work.
ROAV sunglasses: this is a tiny engineering miracle as these folding sunglasses are just 8mm sick when folded. The best thing is I can always have these with me in bluffs' back pocket intended for cell phone. Previously I had to take my daypack with me just to carry my sunglasses around.
Fisher Stowaway Space pen: just in case I need to fill in some forms at the borders or in the airports. Rarely needed but when you need it you really appreciate you have it with you.
Keys, True Utility Twistick corkscrew, and Xthel Titanium Keychain Beer Bottle Opener in keyholder.
2 credit cards in custom made ultra-minimalist wallet
Packing tools deserve their own mini-reviews
NorthSt Davis backpack: minimalist pack made of Cordura and x-pack. Works well for me both in transit (fits under the seat easily, looks inconspicuous so it never gets measured or weighted) and as EDC (lightweight, weatherproof, cut-proof, does not look touristic because it looks a bit alien everywhere). Sturdy and very well built, quality is comparable to Goruck. I customized it a bit to fit my needs better: de-branded, replaced buckle closure with g-hook (both changes visible on the photo), removed webbing from the straps.
EagleCreek Pack-It Specter small cubes x3: these are quite slippery which is handy when you use a small top-loading backpack. Were a complete disaster with my GR1 as on the moment I opened it all cubes tried to run away. The often-heard complaint that these do not have full clamshell opening has never been an inconvenience to me.
REI Micro Shower Kit: it occupies a sweet spot between ultralight options with no structure (like EagleCreek Pack-It Specter Quick Trip) and better-organized but bulkier options (like Osprey UltraLight Zip Organizer). No longer being sold, but there is a rip-off on Amazon called GOX Premium Toiletry Bag.
2020.10.08 22:06 TrevorLiftGodI Bought a Cheap Weight Bench on Craigslist
Part one: Hear me, bros! I have a story that will scare you so badly you’ll piss yourself inside out. So I moved out of my roommate’s place about a month ago and was looking for a weight bench. I was using his bench ofc and, honestly, he probably wanted me to move out because I made him look like a wuss. He had to take so many plates off the bar when I was done with my sets. He tried doing it all sneaky, too, so I wouldn't notice. lol Anyway, I’m broke as fuck so I took my consumer dollar over to craigslist and looked for a deal. Here, I came across this ad for a bench and it seemed like a good price. The downside? The guy selling said the bench made a weird noise. "What kind of noise," I wondered? "Like this?" You can’t hear the noise I’m making now, but it’s an impression of you tugging your tiny little dick. The annoying noise wasn’t a dealbreaker for me. Who cares when I can get a bench for a hundo? So I agreed to meet the guy. He only wanted to meet me outside of town by the asphalt plant. I drove out to the asphalt plant, where the guy with the weight bench was waiting in his pickup truck. First off, I couldn’t hear shit over the factory in the background and second this guy looked like thrown-up garbage. Like, imagine the ugliest, oldest dog standing upright and wearing a tank top. That’s him. And his tank top was from a lifting competition! I was at that competition, too, (2nd place, whatever) and as I’m looking at the guy I’m thinking, “Bro looks familiar,” which is fucked up because I didn’t think they made people that weird looking. He took the money out of my hand without counting it. And after I helped him offload the bench, I said, “Hey, how’d you get that shirt? You some kind of weight lifter?” He didn’t appreciate my attempt to make him laugh, because he just said, “Thrift store,” and drove away. He had a strange expression as he drove away, too. Like, happy? but also yelling? Happy yelling. That guy was a dick anyway because he didn’t tell me he left an impression of his goofy-lookin body on the bench. The foam was all mushed down right up the center. I could have got another $20 knocked off the price for that. I set the bench up at my place later that night and had a totally mediocre workout. I couldn’t help but feel I wasn’t hitting my prime. The bench got sweaty almost immediately and it pooled in that impression in the center. The sweat cooled below room temperature every time I got up to change the weights. All cold and clammy. Now, I sweat and I sweat proud, but the viscosity on this stuff is revolting. All yellow and oily. I’ll try grabbing a pic of it the next time I lift. That off-feeling from my crappy workout carried into dinner, where I had a hard time getting into my meal: three chicken breasts, half a head of cauliflower, two cartons of egg whites, a raw beet, a kitchen sponge, and exactly eight sugar-free marshmallows. I couldn’t eat a thing. I just didn’t have the appetite. Shit only got worse. It got so much worse, my bros. I’m not going to tell you what to believe, or what I believe, but sometimes the right object ends up in the right space in the right state of mind and it gets fucked. I am not the bro I used to be. I stand before you turning into something I wasn’t a month ago. *** Part Two: Hey, thanks for riding with me this long, everyone. I really showed my ass when I admitted I had a less-than-awesome workout, but sometimes when you open yourself up to people, they surprise you. Thank you, from the bottom of my insanely ripped heart. Because those workouts? They kept sucking ass. And the fact that they sucked ass got stuck in my head and carried over to every part of my life. Appetite? Fucking donezo. Energy levels? Trash. Your mom? Yeah, I banged her, but I wasn’t happy about it. Inches fell off my arms and it was like each one was like getting swatted in the ass with a towel. I kept thinking about this dick named Tommy from back in the day. He would give me shit loud enough so everyone in gym class could hear. I remembered nicknames I haven’t thought of in years, not even when I’m really drunk. These would play in my head like a laugh track with each and every rep. The bench actually retained sweat, I found out. I could try sopping it out with a towel, but I never really got it all. Seepage. Every time I used it. Changing in goopiness almost the minute I got used to it. And it reeked. Thick. Viscous. Stinking. Just look at this. And, my dudes, just now as I typed that last part, I heard the bench. That noise. Like when you’re feeling yourself and drop the bar. Clang. Beast mode. Like when you’re better than the guy waiting to use the bench next and you want him to know it. Clang. Beast mode. Like you want everyone in the gym to know it. Clang. Beast mode. And then the name-calling... It’s fucked up to call people names. Especially when they're thirty-goddamn-two. I’m not the best in my weight class. But I’m not anything like the name it calls me. I’m not that at all. I’m no beta. But am I becoming one?? I found a property tag on the bench. The bench is from a gym a couple towns over. I tried looking them up to see if this model has a problem with settling and slamming when you’re not there. I’ve also been reading about auditory hallucinations, and how it might seem like you heard Tommy from two grades ahead of you calling you a pussy, or how after every rep there’s a voice in your head going “lol, nice form, bro” or trying to psych you out by going “Don’t drop it!,” or imitating the noises you make when you’re straining because you’re having a bad workout. I think I’m going crazy, because when I heard it go, “I’ll spot you, dude” right in my ear I twisted to get out of the way and nearly dropped the bar on my fucking head. I told all this and more to the guy who answered the phone at the gym. My cell even picked up the sound of the bench going clang. Beast mode. “Did you hear that? Did you hear that? Did you hear that?” I asked, my voice getting squeakier every time. “That’s cool, dude,” he said. And then he hung up. Note, bros, that I do not attribute this activity to anything paranormal. I never said, “ghost,” or “haunted,” or any of that. I do think this bench is fucked up beyond the beyond and I can’t wait to get it the fuck out of my house. But there’s the problem: I can’t sell it, or even dump it on the curb. Why? Because no one else should ever experience what this bro is experiencing. I think of that guy happy-yelling in his truck as he drove away, leaving me alone with this… thing. I’m not going to be that guy. I’m a dickhead, but I’m not a douche. Because I think of that guy’s expression. And I think I know who he is now. He didn’t get the tank top from the thrift store, he got it at the competition. And he came in first. What is this thing doing to me? PS. Some of you talked to me about EVP, electronic virgin phenomenon. I’ll give it a shot tonight. Maybe you'll hear what bros truly has been hearing since I brought this home. Stay tuned. 10.10.20PART THREE UPDATE So I left a recorder going in the room with the weight bench. I posted it in a video on youtube. You can clearly hear the weights dropping as well as what could be a voice. Here's a transcript of everything I caught. You're about to hear what a dick this thing is. https://youtu.be/k_uEN30dD64 “Nice form, bro.” “Haha” “You suck. Nice form.” “Wuss.” “Total wuss.” “Sweaty-ass” “Get this thing off of me.” “Get it off me.” “You guys are dicks.” “Help me.” “Fuckers. I’ll be back.” **** That’s it. I’m taking this thing apart tonight and dropping each piece off at a different landfill. I’m scared as fuck, of course, but this has gone on long enough. If something happens to me, it could end up in someone else’s gym and ruin their lives, too. This bench is evil. And listening to the EVP, I think I know how it got that way. Someone was showing off in the gym. Being a dick. Dropping weights. And he got hurt. Bad. So bad he left a sweaty bro-crater behind. Now who has bad form, bitch? *** I’m not a good guy, mostly. I’ve done and said a lot of fucked up things that I’m sorry for. Maybe I’m sorry because I know I’ll never get the chance to apologize for most of them. But I can still do one thing right and take this monstrosity out of the world. I’m doing my best to protect myself. I have a wrench to get the bolts. Gloves in case it tries pinching one of my fingers. And my old football helmet in case it tries dropping something on my head. It just slammed the weights again. It knows I’m up to something. Time to put on my big boy pants and do this thing. Wish me luck, bros. Treat each other well. Tell your mom I love her. Don’t fuck up as badly as I did. I’ll post back here when I’m done.
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goal at full of Cheez Whiz to [Music] and then I found them his name mudbud Jones boy stur [ __ ] outlet static ah who's made such classics as releasing the Anaconda tacos make my penis happy the beer squirts nasty beer fart and my personal favorite take a grocery store followed up by a Sutekh at the grocery store oh and if that's all it was just a weird channel I would probably just laugh and you know some the video to a friend without context and nothing else would come of it but then I realized hey there's some some weird people who really like this [ __ ] like I need to really like it and then I found another channel that's similar to my but Jones room stinks and here's some more titles had the beans dah dah dah lah our beef won't stop [ __ ] I sit on my butt hole smelly pants and clean bottom of my mum of mum Keith changed my pilling happy oh now I think I have to preface this with don't bully these people especially since I think room stinks is actually autistic they aren't doing anything wrong they're just really really [ __ ] weird but it got me interested here's a really really really weird fetish community that I've never heard of before so I fell deeper into the rabbit holes and here's the point where we go from weird people to borderline just awful people [Music] you now here's the moral high standing bit there are children who are making videos of themselves farting and adults are encouraging this in grooming them to make more and I'm conflicted to even show this stuff because I made videos when I was a kid and if I had finally said Freddy's Let's Plays videos to use to expose a pedophile fart fetish ring I would kind of be embarrassed I want to apologize to everyone who wanted one another five nights at Freddy's let's play video which I never delivered on it's been four years but it still haunts me in the first two in the morning thinking about like the five people so here's what I will do I will show comes on these videos of children so that you can see what I mean without actually showing the videos and I've personally reported every channel I've come across and if you want to actively search for this stuff you should do the same because this [ __ ] is just downright awful people are splitting children for sexual game and these kids see these videos do well and get positive reception from these absolute sleaze balls so they centered their content around it it's honestly [ __ ] twisted that opening fart was amazing yeah I feel free be ridic and I just wanted to draw attention to the side of YouTube because it does exist but I personally don't believe I'd be the best of tackling this so I'm gonna leave it in much better hands who aren't [ __ ] [ __ ] do your research if you want either way it's upsetting stuff like this exists and look I know this is probably a lot coming from someone who's wearing a Tupac to Supreme Las Vegas t-shirt um and yeah look I know it's kind of ridiculous but sometimes the the real gangsters need to get involved with this this stuff [ __ ] me [ __ ] my life actually it's actually I didn't plan for this but this actually I think works out better if when I have this [ __ ] shower face Ling does know me Applegate gangster thing going on this is such a [ __ ] bad idea that's just how it be some time law things Scarface I appreciate it I appreciate it to the fullest extent coming from you a gangster of all people it's so crazy yeah like I agree with what you just said we are gangsters and we we we we don't deal with this [ __ ] there was no [ __ ] point to that I I have [ __ ] behind there that is not actually one of these channels I did stumble across Louise farts with me your run-of-the-mill fart fetish channel as I say that casually you know creepy people left and right in the comments I really wasn't blown away by any of the stuff to say the least it's not anything interesting well I mean it is not interesting as you can get with something as weird as this but one chain of comments stuck out and they're already really really really weird questionable comments section a deranged series of incomprehensible words a run-on sentence this comment has now since been deleted and only one remains now but I remember it was a very very very very odd couple of comments talking about how he how he loved this this this person how he loved the fart channel person it was it was [ __ ] weird but I think you get the gist of what I'm trying to say here it was insane man rambling just so piqued my curiosity of course the likely out of his channel having any videos a lot of lone interesting ones that be worth my time to look into would pretty be much none but actually he did have a video and while it was kind of weird I didn't really see it as all that interesting so I watched a couple more and a couple more you know started having discord chats where we sit down for like an hour or so and then watch these videos you know start hanging out with friends with the intent to have a Friday night nappy night made image at its in and a playlist dedicated to my favorite highlights of the channel you know growing over 60 [ __ ] videos two weeks later many nights of me [ __ ] the Rideau in hand sitting at 2:00 a.m. watching a grown-man [ __ ] I get inspired and so here we are and now it is time for me to present to you my Golden Goose please take a look underneath the toenail I shall just have to find nights at freddys videos you [Music] so who is this man this is David nappy YouTube's nappy and yes even his name is schizophrenic John Smith you YouTube Smith he's a 43 year old fart fetish connoisseur and a real kid at heart he lives alone in the beginning house from Resident Evil 7 well kind of because this actual nightmare is not where he sleeps this this [ __ ] is where he sleeps in the gross hoarder shack in the backyard I don't think I can express in the human words how well nappy ish this place is the closest words that come to mind are nightmarish unearthly ghastly [ __ ] spilling leaf right now random ass pineapple cans with cigarette butts in them litter the desolate wasteland that is David's home random lifesaver that's hung up the image of what cat hell is a word that I used to describe like random ass holes in the roof of the house that leads to literally any area in any game or there's a big ass spider enemy random [ __ ] on the stairs the light switches look like diseased house of clothing in the shack and makes it all the more claustrophobic and nappy ish he leaves like a 16 year old boy but he has the heart of a 16 year old girl why were you coming off with all this stuff how did you know I felt sexual toward dogs and I was a kid well you I mean I'll admit Anthony yeah there was not I didn't have any well how do you know me so well is that a sign that one day we will be together how do you know me I'm gonna miss you cute darling dimples I'm gonna miss you Anthony I feel bad that I put you on the spot like that baby I'm sorry I wasn't thinking but now I can lose it and go on as a massacre you could've farted on my penis it would have been so sexy you coulda loved each other we could've God please as a gift I would have been good for you I'd certainly be so blunt Anthony but I can tell you the truth now I'm sorry gonna smell your butt I wish I could sleep with you I wish you with me wholly retire kiss me I love you even though you could be kind of a jerk sometimes I love you made a big mistake baby yeah that was real life this is real to understand David you have to understand his relationship with boys David is gay David likes farts David likes to dress up as a young man and wear the 2001 naked Brothers Band wig I was actually I was wrong the first episode of in The Naked Brothers Band actually aired in 2007 making it impossible for him to obtain a wig in 2001 based off and then they could brothers band this joke was not very thought through David likes Anthony a lot he really really really likes Anthony also known as sports with me my friend Anthony I don't know if I'll ever see him again his channel don't be put off it he has a funny channel it's a you know some of these guys do these weird things it's called farts with me but don't take that personally that's not why I know him I am me I know him because I streamed one time to see what he was about but he stayed in touch took a liking to me in the darling soul had the heart to get a hold of me on Facebook the only reason why I ended it it's because his sister wanted to talk to me guys like 16 oh he's actually 16 huh well they start talking and eventually David ends up buying shitty underwear from Anthony and yes I mean that very literally yes I mean that literally when I say shitty underwear I don't mean bad quality fabric I mean literal [ __ ] and then if he proceeds to unbox said shitty underwear and pants with his [ __ ] mom not a lot of red flags just shut up for you then yes you are a normal human um I don't sure what pants these are oh yeah oh is that one of the shirts I know what that is I son personal you must really love me I think I know it's onesies are I'm not sure what you mean look at that yeah they're gonna I'm not sure that is a shirt or something I'm not sure David grows an obsession with this young man and proceeds to fall in love now the David hole goes deeper David makes friends with a 13 year old kid they talk naturally then David asked this literal child for clothes David gets called out on this for being creepy the 9 to 9 and I argue that it's normal to ask a thirteen-year-old for two their clothes I'm not a predator why would say that here with my mom says I'm not a predator because I wanted stuff because I asked first stuff in his and he automatically thinks I'm a predator dumbass and ends up making a video where he states that he'd never asked this kid for clothes and you know saying that he's straight which is a [ __ ] lie that someone on Facebook was accusing me of wanting clothes from kids and that's not true the heck is wrong with you people out there that's not my life I'm not into that crap not into kids I'm into women hot-looking women you know there are there when they want to be I mean you know when it's necessary I want to get married and I want any kids if she does I'll just file for divorce I'm telling you I'm straight I'm not gay and all this other crap you've heard was just all an act and now I'm not putting people down that are that way there are gay that's their thing fine to each his own but I am straight as an arrow it could've fired on my penis it would have been so sexy you could loved each other oh good for you straight straight is it like how do I notice well I'm not by reaching out to the kid in question which which I did by the way but my cross-referencing this with another video where he in which to ask you his 13 year old boy for his [ __ ] clothes I really sad Macy and to think how cool we were and that my worst fear in the beginning it's all lose them in here [ __ ] good you don't even want to lose me what the hell's going on what is going on with these people what is this spontaneous crap why do they change what makes them change crunky HD hates me I can't take it no more why just because I asked for some of his clothes who's got a instant instantly think I'm a child predator how stupid is that that's not even my intention nothing like that I just like to have things that people that I was cool with adding more fuel to this already pretty bad fire in his playlist he has videos of literal children farting and has left such amazing comments such as how did you have that much gas I love that video he's pretty cool now this is some pretty southern criminais ting stuff but I don't think it's really known the coffin you're a pedophile yes you know even though no sane human being would not do would do this I always said would do this so here's my pinkie promise to you I at the end of this video I will he will both come to an understanding if the guy who asked the 13 year old kid for clothing is actually a pedophile I promise you we'll find out there's a correlation between winning kids pants and fart fetish is there anything there probably [ __ ] not [ __ ] at all I'm sure it's just a coincidence you do your cat's bite before Anthony you know his mind sees you [Music] for as much of erection as I want to give I really just can't like if I already see someone wanting the skull-fuck a puppy I probably wouldn't care because in my mind they would not be used the only thing that matters right now and until I get this stupid [ __ ] video out I won't be able to sleep at night and I won't be able to think about literally anything else except you I'm [ __ ] speaking of skull [ __ ] puppies yes I wrote that down and thought it was a good idea to include in this video observing Navi fans would have noticed the part where he talks about liking dogs I put a lot on you bull why were you coming off with all this stuff how did you know I felt sexual toward dogs when I was a kid well yeah I mean I'll admit Anthony yeah there's no I didn't have a how do you know me so well because yes as a kid he used to smell bugs asses and be into them you know there's a little cat of when I was a kid this calico cat and that's knowing the calico cats but if the cat was laying on the bed and the cat's name was Scarlett and I thought Oh Scarlett Harris but smells no offense Scarlett O'Hara for that famous Scarlett O'Hara she probably offended but Scarlett a Harris butt smells least have this fetish about animals and dogs and what time I got horny for this dog because a friend had a dog that looked a lot like this movie star dog called Mike the dog from back in the 80s and I wanted to smell that dog's butt so bad so his desperate sorry this family friend had this dog with blue eyes that was very similar to Mike the dog furry and bushy fur um I rode all the way over to North Long Beach where I live in oh and I [ __ ] it went to an elementary school and hitting the bushes to smell the dogs but there's a lot of things like this that are just the most unhinged odd things I've ever bared witness to david has fetish for eyes or something I'll get to that later here's this weird habit of making batshit insane videos where he'll threaten to kill people and then he'll apologize in advance for swearing teeth 2 on YouTube look this is one of the weapons that I've had since way back in my day since I was about 13 when I was going through a bunch of [ __ ] [ __ ] when all this goddamn rejection [ __ ] started this could be made real nice resharpen and repainted and made into a new weapon now I [ __ ] you [ __ ] nut excuse my language YouTube so you're probably asking yourself Alec does it get any [ __ ] weird yes it does okay guys let's do a fun quiz here what is the average amount of videos and normal YouTube account has where the main point of the video is just showcasing a random [ __ ] animal partner I'll give you a second I'll give you a second here at Dicker's it's popping up right here see what is take your guest in the comments because David has [ __ ] sick actually it's seven now it used to be six but what boy that was when the time I was actually writing this stupid [ __ ] script um yeah now it's seven yeah only on the Napster's channel could you see a dead duck a squirrel - possum videos in for dead cat videos dope I've always wanted to see a video of a random [ __ ] cat corpse where he he fiddles this process [ __ ] skeleton with the only separation between the disgusting diseased cat and his goddamn hand being the plastic [ __ ] bag David has this weird dead animal thing if you couldn't tell he'll talk about how sorry Phil's for this dead animal but in the next one he'll laugh and ask you to subscribe darling animal looks like it didn't make it I just thought y'all want to see that I feel really bad wonder who he belonged to I don't like seeing anything this past I don't like seeing a carcass the now get out of lick bag when the viewers is here everybody dead Tcat been dead for a while that's nasty wonder what was thinking on the back porch anyway if you like please subscribe this is very inconsistent and I'm pretty sure it's fake sympathy and let's be honest here he can't feel that [ __ ] bad if he's not even willing to throw out the same [ __ ] dead cat from the other video instead picking it up and moving into the back yard for some [ __ ] reason and letting it bask on top of this [ __ ] cage and tells already stomach-churning mummified corpse rots into a gray color nice [ __ ] cool I'm so glad I'm doing this David is an uncaring and borderline abusive [ __ ] insulting random people drowning beetles you all want to see me [Music] [Music] drown the Beatles get off there you can't fight the water can't fight the water look at me drown the Beatle look at me drown the Beatle torture the Beatle is it for events in threatening to commit suicide when his kid friends think he's creepy he's kind of a dick especially in videos like where is the cat where he intensely walks around the house looking for this cat before you know getting distracted by a wrench or some [ __ ] get out you notice I was mom jumps to him wanting to hurt the cat I don't personally think that's normal and this theory only gets strengthened by videos such as I did not kill the cat where I [ __ ] you not he talks about how he didn't kill a cat in that he was just joking to some friends before proceeding to laugh what happened was because I was frustrated because the dog went after the cat that a family friend brought over but didn't hurt the cat but knocked my camera over you know cuz it's on a tripod the cameras alright so I was frustrated within a stroke of a moment I just thought I'd do something stupid it was childish of me but I didn't harm no cat I don't know man it seems like you know I messed up one time I say something stupid now I gotta fix that I didn't honk at passion I didn't please trust me and believe me I know why I'm smiling at this point I knew I was gonna do a video on David but it wasn't very strong he's insane definitely and the videos are even more so but there is really nothing there except hey look at this this crazy [ __ ] isn't that weird so I probably did the most [ __ ] thing I've ever done in my entire life I reached out to David nappy perhaps he wasn't a pedophile actually maybe I was wrong and he's just lonely and mentally ill and not predatory manipulative worried about the watch here is the spiral from professional interview to pure unadulterated insanity welcome to they even have for either of you I'm Alec I'm doing this is a way to make myself a less nervous talking to a literal probably psychopath first thing I noticed was how apprehensive when talking he was he asked if my dad was a cop and if it was a sting just one second now I think this goes without saying but people who believe they are innocent don't have to worry about [ __ ] being a sting operation Wow oh yeah Anthony looks like it's not gonna work out and the one I'm actually interested in that Anthony thing um so is it so that's part of a policeman or you know something like that no I'm not man I I wish I my father was a cop that no no you know he's done so um it's a sorry sting no it's it's not a steamed David one of my first icebreakers were to ask if the fart thing was in fact a fetish she had it is it is David it's a very weird place yeah there's a loose intoxication you know how I almost I stumbled across you when I was finding them these these interesting like like fart videos what can you explain what about that cuz I because I know said it's kind of a thing is that like a fetish or something or what's up of that I'm just questioning um because I've noticed that like um a lot of people you talk to you and I'm just curious really I'm okay with all walks of life you know yeah it's it's all good and ya know yeah it's I'm not saying you are I'm just asking you know what the whole deal with that is cuz I found it interesting no yeah there's just um well I've just noticed that that you make a lot of like flatulence based videos and I was just interested if that's like a thing or something cuz I notice that a lot of people like specially like Anthony yeah yeah okay I got you I was just curious cuz I just see a lot of that yeah yeah yeah this of course is alive just talking some some more I found out that he jerked off to a 15 year old boy farting without the kid know it like hard on Garrett it's a way you touch yourself like oh no so you just like as like as he farted you know you just rub one out real fast and you know you good okay and I'm not and I'm not um doing anything with it but how old was do you think oh okay no yeah no I died no yeah no I I don't get the idea no I don't I don't David okay understand I guess one time she texted me on my phone I never heard what she said I solved the text I said hi this is the mom of the boy that you've been messaging I was looking through my child's phone and saw some things that were disturbing like you know I was asking him about to do the fart thing that's a do not excuse my language YouTube but like that she seems like an unreasonable I'm just doing your John YouTube random but she seems like a nut excuse my language but she seems like a I'm the reason well [ __ ] if you see if you asked me at least you know just you did nothing wrong David you just had a fetish for farts and he just happened to be around it wasn't that he was 15 that made it weird it was just that he was the person around am I right or what you don't need yes you heard that right he self-admitted touching himself to this 15-year old boy who he tell to fart on video chat Sean about the span of like 30 minutes we went from III do I do the first thing just for views - yeah I jerked off once - to - to a 15 year old farting I did that once and all the while he's asking me this person he's talked to for all of 30 minutes if I'm going to get him in trouble I even told them that I was making a video on him I'm not analyzing it well I am analyzing it but it's it's pretty much for my own personal benefit I'm not sending it to police or anything like that I'm just no no I don't think you are dangerous actually well hmm well I don't make you're dangerous but you have made videos like with machetes and stuff and weird like well I'm gonna be I'm gonna be honest with you here David I I am I found your channel and I the first thing that popped in my mind is I I wanted to share you with with the other people the other people on the Internet so I I i what they'll deep down on your videos and and as I was writing I was like I need to get in contact with this guy because the assumptions that I were making I couldn't say they were 100 cent guaranteed if that that is your strike well I'm not gonna when I first saw this it I I wasn't quite sure and that's why I came for you is for just to get an answer because I don't know you seem like a very hard to get ahold of person but I was genuinely surprised and you reached out to me so I'm definitely not here to ostracize you and call you a bad person I don't do that but that's consider me have you ever seen raywilliamjohnson consider me raywilliamjohnson do you know what that is oh sorry he's this funny funny funny internet guy he goes he gives shoutouts to people who are who are cool and I found your channel very interesting I clean this if I make a video I would never share that information with like any bad that I think that's that's a little bit personal the next thing I want to ask him was that asking the thirteen-year-old what for clothes was part of the fetish and was for his own sexual game why is so about on the clothes is that part of the fart fetish thing I know I know what you mean Dave so like the whole like clothes stuff is also kind of like part of that because I'm just I'm just asking questions now I'm just kind of curious David I I wouldn't do that to you Wow Alec Wow Alec it looks like you were right all along he actually is a [ __ ] pedophile but when he answered this my phone was dying and honestly I felt content I felt like I I basically got the answer that I wanted I'm all kind of knowing that it couldn't get more answers from him and I can I ask him more questions it was kind of a down time for me to really think to myself what have I actually done I've talked through this creepy [ __ ] and it did yeah now that's seen my face and then guess what happened guess we're having boys and girls guess and then guess what happened now my interest is [ __ ] Pete its Pete [ __ ] [ __ ] okay no I'm living in a fantasy we only we met once I met you once I do your YouTube thing I tell you I do the YouTube thing you tell me you jack off two people learning oh my god oh my god oh my [ __ ] god this is not our real I feel like I'm being baited like a guy is gonna come up behind Dave dude okay it's actually me sargon of akkad I'm just sorry gonna [ __ ] I just are gonna tated you I caught you [ __ ] how do I answer it about [ __ ] do I answer something like that real being real here he [ __ ] is happening [Music] sure I can't even [ __ ] type he's a Dilip at this point I wasn't gonna give this guy really any respect I went in trying to get answers for the truth and now I just want to catfish this crazy person however I did kill two birds with one stone yeah I wish I had the first man to I uh yeah um so I I have something to confess to you David and it's something I've been lying about my ages entire time I've been lying about my age it turns out I'm actually I'm actually 14 I'm gonna be honest here David I feel like I have a connection here with you I want things to still work out with us what do you mean now I am I I you know he really very very hard I I am no why dude what no I'm actually 14 but I hope that doesn't get okay I'm gonna meet I'm actually 13 now why is it going down what what do you mean no no with David no come on Jesus I'm not like that ok ok here give me one second I'll make a bean burrito trust me yeah look I I have like a bean burrito and like a microwave thing it'll only take like a minute I'm mint it'll do the trick my friend trust me I need to make my bean burrito but the short answer yes yes we are still cool David we are still cooler still Gucci but I hope it's it's still ok because I really I I saw that you were like talking about age and stuff and it really worried me and I'm I'm so glad we can continue this on even though I'm I'm like I'm really young you do have what no what's up oh sorry you keep cutting out when you said you said what the new stages in the newspaper oh don't don't worry about that don't worry about that David oh wow look would you look at that I guess everyone calling me a pedophile is wrong and are just misinformed right guys wow that's weird that's really [ __ ] weird that's really weird this is odd and I'm something you keep in mind is that this happened in the span of like under 24 hours like I started talking to him that morning and then I stopped talking to him that night so none of this [ __ ] just built up four days it just happened and and it happened fast I'm reluctant to even call this an interview because I get 2/3 of that interview is just him asking for me to fart and then me holding back mine laughter as I continue to make fart noises with my mouth but remembering cannot break eye contact because he wants me to look him in the eyes okay so what I what so what why is that what you said yet I think or like is that does have something to do with this or like is David okay cool sorry it's our I need to look you in the eyes while do it sorry after you getting this creepy [ __ ] to him that several times that it's okay that I said I was 13 I finally got sick of it said [ __ ] the interview I'm done David I have to I have to admit something what David it turns out that I I've been doing this just to expose you as a pedophile and you fell right into it you are a sick person David you you are a sick person [Music] did he hang up Ali yeah [Music] David is a sick person he'll exploit anyone who shows him any kindness especially thirteen-year-olds and then thread to commit suicide when they don't want to be friends with him anymore but there's been a single person that I've been leaving out for the majority of this video on purpose just to show you how awful David can be to other people this is David's adopted mother she's in her 80s and she can't walk put her in the care of someone like David who doesn't clean in fact she cleans doesn't work and does literally nothing and you now have a recipe for disaster PETA live stream his mom in pain he'd record her [ __ ] as he slowly follows her around dressed in her clothes he'd fight with her he'd be an overall awful person to her boy feels good anyway subscribe me to buy it shut up what what the [ __ ] what a piece of [ __ ] out of you what you [ __ ] do god damn it don't get up anymore but even still his mom would still defend him this is my mom right here you take him her I'm not a pedophile mom no he is not and I would know positively and I would be honest if he has a DA a pedophile where are they getting this idea it's all about Anthony meaning hemorrhage is crying on getting tired of it doesn't scare me one bit well they better start that [ __ ] again or they're dead no I'm not that's not my channel 4 ok they're not gonna [ __ ] you I will not let them touch me and Anthony that's not their business no it isn't any of their business you better watch it I don't play around like that I will go off and kill for the first time well they can't do that [ __ ] I'm not gonna have either mad for years being controlled never had a chance of nothing no it's gonna [ __ ] it up now I'm not putting up with it you know I don't care I don't believe in laws anyways that's why I'm not afraid it's all fake though what is that yeah but just to let you know and form you out there just drop this whole thing and back off and leave me alone ok I'm not gonna play like that no more of that crap don't start you leaving me and Anthony alone David is a [ __ ] leech absolute pimple throw the were the most despicable traits of another human being and think Jesus his mom isn't in his care anymore because living in this absolute trash heap probably took like ten years off her life to summarize David nappy is a forty three-year-old predatory manipulative pedophile who lives off with disability in a scary shack now alone who spends his time starving himself in recording dead cats [Music]
2020.10.03 01:17 gntrrTaking Back Sunday's "New Again" is an underrated gem.
All I ever hear people talk about when they talk about TBS is Tell All Your Friends, Where You Want to Be, and sometimes Louder Now, but no one ever talks about the album after Louder Now. It's right after Fred left and it's a fresh a interesting take on the TBS formula. Right from the start, the infectious chorus of the title track has been stuck in my head for week. The 2nd track, Sink Into Me has such fun light vibes on it. Love the hand clapping. They switch up the vibe to kind of a melancholy cut on Summer, Man which STINKS of late august early September (as the title implies.) The heaviest track and probably favorite is the banger, Catholic Knees. Adam's gritty voice and those low power chords sound soo good together. They end it with another banger called Everything Must Go. It feels like a slower sister track to A Decade Under the Influence. It's got pure TBS blood in it. A great closer. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that, it's an amazing record. Ya'll should really check it out because I think it might be my favorite TBS album. I know that's truly blasphemist in the emo/pop punk scene but it hits hard all the way through. It's so fun. Anyone else feel the same?
2020.10.01 21:15 charlestonchawTIFU by unleashing a stream of butt juice into my face.
I’m a dog owner. Dogs are wonderful creatures and I love my two dogs. Dogs are also disgusting sometimes. Today, my dog was scooting her butt across the floor and kept biting at her butt. Oh boy. For the uninitiated, dogs have anal glands just inside their butthole that are naturally supposed to release butt scent when they poo. Sometimes these glands get clogged and swollen and that’s when a dog will scoot or sometimes randomly spew butt juice on your furniture. This butt juice stinks. Not just like dog poo, mind you. This shit stinks like concentrated rotting fish. Seeing my dog biting her butt, I knew it meant an issue with her anal glands. Enter: Youtube. A friendly veterinarian put together a helpful video on how to “express” your dogs anal glands. Now, in this video, when the vet does it, there’s just a few drops that come out of the dogs butt. Ok, that’s not so bad. So my wife and I drew straws for who would have to squeeze the dogs butt. I lost. I take my dog outside and first we have a little chat. “Suki, this is going to be an awkward and uncomfortable experience for both of us. I want you to understand that I don’t want to be here anymore than you do. But you clearly need help, so let’s do it.” I had wrapped my arms in two large trash bags for safety sake. I position my dog in front of me and lift her tail. I put my fingers like the vet did in the video and squeeze. Well turns out I’m a god damned natural at the technique because it worked on the first try. A large, putrid, black stream of anal gland juice shot out of Suki’s asshole. Straight into my face. A concentrated stream of putrid, rotten fish stinking ass juice straight from my dog’s asshole...ON MY FACE. IN MY HAIR. POOLED IN MY EYEBROWS. ASS JUICE. DOG ASS JUICE. I immediately started screaming and my wife rushed outside to see what was wrong and straight up peed herself laughing at my putrid ass juice face. I’ve scrubbed my face with dish soap and taken two showers and I feel like I can still smell it. I don’t know if my wife will ever kiss me again. PSA to my dog owner homies out there: AIM THE ASS AWAY FROM YOU!!!! TL,DR: expressed my dogs anal glands and took a face full of putrid rotten fish stinking ass juice from her butt. aim the butt away from you, y’all. EDIT: First of all, I'm glad I could make so many people laugh! But stop giving this awards, ya friggin' weirdos. Secondly, thank you to those who expressed* some concern over the nature of the ass juice. We have contacted our vet and know what to watch for when it comes to the bebe's butt. Also, on the note of the dog tax, here is the little angel herself: https://imgur.com/a/EbhNnF9
2020.09.25 21:09 cksunnyHello! I’m an ex-Christian, LSD user, who wants to ask y’all some questions!
Hello! So I recently made a comment on YouTube refuting a Christian stating that her soul was too pure for acid. That acid produced temptations cloaked as positive energy to turn you basically towards satan. That remark pissed me off because in my opinion, why does a soul need to be pure, why can’t it be grey? Mixed with both the good and bad of human experience. These Christians that bury their evil down without respecting it, learning from it, but just pretend it’s all ok thanks to god, ughhhhh. Human experience will always have positive and negative energy and both are sacred IMO. Both energies have amazing uses and consequences and will make up every experience we have. Finding balance between the waves is something else entirely but anyway, this all lead me down a rabbit hole to y’all. Satan. I stuck up for him in my YouTube comment by saying that God and Satan probably still hash it out consistently. That Satan’s chaos molds you and improves you, grows you. I wanted to ask y’all some questions without researching farther into Satanism and rather see if anyone wants to respond. I read the beginning of your FAQ and I find it very interesting that you consider yourself your own god. Because in my developing faith I also view everyone as god. I believe god is everything and everyone. Every tree, every sin, every every. I’m going to open up here publicly, and I understand if this comes off as dumb, but through LSD I’m pretty sure I had a truly bro moment with grace, with god. Also, I had a different negative trip, and I learned to really respect and honor Yin..Chaos. Or at least try and respect that energy more. Sure feeling like shit, feels like shit and depression sucks, but my depression and all the bullshit I’ve gone through has molded me into the stronger person I am today. I think Satan is part of god, a hand of god? God’s friend even? Am I going to far? My questions: Does Satan love/want more evil. Evil as in murder, rape, true disgustingness. I get that these things are real, that it can’t be denied that we humans have and consistently practice evil and sin. But evil is a line and it brings me sadness. It stinks that Satan would want to encourage it. I want Satan to be the champion of chaos, the god that is strong enough to deal with all the bullshit. The dude that temps Jesus to make that mother fucker stronger! Because who else is going to give the hard love, the real temptations that break and make you. But an entity that advocates/wants more violence with the intent of spreading evil is something that bums me out. Is this evil necessary or needed for our species to grow? Will evil always exist as it has and there’s just no denying it. I also know that I have truly zero clue on Satan or Satanism. Christianity obviously paints Satan in a negative light. What would we be without Chaos and sin though? How do people learn what’s beautiful without pain. If anything, I stood up for Satan in a YouTube comment, and feel like I want to honor him for the chaos that he wields. The hard shit that strengthens our soul. I also can’t stand by with spreading/encouraging evil though; I don’t want to. Would love to hear any thoughts about any of this and thanks for reading! I apologize for my lack of knowing when it comes to Christianity and Satanism.
2020.09.23 02:40 purplewigg[Erotic literature/fanfiction] Into the Omegaverse: a tale of lawsuits, author slapfights and kinky wolf sex
TLDR: kinky wolf sex stories lead to DMCA takedowns, lawsuits, author slapfights and a discussion about whether or not it’s possible to copyright an entire genre
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(WOW this turned out a lot longer than I expected it to) Full disclosure: I don't follow erotic literature, and Omegaverse fanfiction isn't really my scene. I'm gonna own up to the fact that I haven't been keeping up with it, and that I was only tangentially following the drama. Fanfiction is hobby that doesn't need explaining. Anyone who's ever been active in fandom knows how it works - you write a story using the setting of another piece of media Over the years, fanfic writers and readers have created their very own subgenres, tropes and settings. Didn't like how the new Star Wars trilogy went? Fix-it fics. Wish that John and Sherlock became a couple? Shipping fics. Ever wondered what it would be like if Hogwarts was a Starbucks and the students were underpaid millennial baristas instead of wizards? Coffee shop AU. Today, we're focusing on one in particular: Omegaverse/ABO. Specifically, we're going to ask what happens when fanfiction authors become published authors and bring fanfiction tropes with them.
What happens to copyright?
Can an author claim copyright for ideas that originated in fanfiction?
Is the DMCA still an absolutely broken, outdated and easy to abuse system?
Let's find out.
Content warning: while the drama itself is SFW, there are some, shall we say, risque excerpts and quotes embedded throughout the write-up. Omegaverse/ABO as a subgenre can also be a little wonky with consent, so if that's something that makes you uncomfortable, tread with caution.**
A, B... oh? What the heck is the Omegaverse, anyway?
(If you already know how Omegaverse works or just want to hear about the drama, feel free to skip this bit) The year is 2010. Willow Smith is whipping her hair, people are debating the ending of Inception and Spain has just beaten the Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup. It's also also the year that sees the creation of a whole subgenre of erotic fanfiction known as the Omegaverse or ABO. This basically it takes the wolf theme and runs with it by applying wolf behaviours (but just the hot, sexy ones, y'see) to human characters. In this setting, characters are born into one of 3 biological categories based on wolf power dynamics:
Alphas are the top dogs (badum-tsch), larger and stronger than the rest. Sexually aggressive, highly territorial, overrepresented in high-powered jobs and with domineering personalities (you can see where this is going)
Betas: while most people thing of betas as weak and effeminate, in Omegaverse, they're usually neutral. Ordinary folks for the most part, usually side-characters
Omegas: the bottom of the pecking order. Smaller, less aggressive and often more nurturing, their sole purpose is to get pregnant by an alpha. Like dogs, omegas go through heat cycles where they're hyper aroused and at their most fertile. While in heat, they give off pheromones that Alphas can smell, which drives them into uncontrollable horniness (yup, we're going all-in on the wolf theme here)
(NOTE: Alpha/Beta/Omega status isn't determined by biological sex - male omegas can become pregnant, and female alphas can get someone else pregnant. The exact mechanics vary depending on the author) So the premise of an Omegaverse/ABO story might look a little bit like this:
"First, A stole B's girl. Then B got back at A by totaling his car. They've been at each other's throats ever since. So when B feels himself going into heat, he must do everything he can to resist the overpowering biological urge to surrender himself to the nearest alpha: his oldest rival, A"
You get the idea. Omegaverse/ABO is a subgenre and like all genres, it comes with a series of common tropes and conventions that are shared by most, if not all Omegaverse stories. Just like sci-fi stories often share elements like spaceships and aliens, most Omegaverse stories share tropes including:
Mating for life
Surgery/medication to suppress heat cycles
Omegas hiding from Alphas
"Consent? What does that taste like?"
While there are some who call the entire setup problematic for a whole bunch of reasons (some think it's rapey, others that it's inherently toxic, I've heard some people here-and-there call it transphobic), it's proven popular, with over 76,000 entries on AO3 alone, and it wasn't long until it made the jump to published fiction...
The alpha ...
What do 50 Shades of Grey, Mortal Instruments and Paradise Lost all have in common? They're all fanfics that later got turned into published (and highly-lucrative) novels. And Addison Cain (not her real name) thought that her Omegaverse fanfic had what it took to join them. After all if Twilight BDSM could sell millions of copies, why couldn't kinky Batman wolf sex? So she got to work, publishing Born to be Bound in 2016, an adapted version of one of her fanfics. While Cain doesn't claim to have invented omegaverse, she does claim to be the originator for straight, heterosexual Omegaverse fiction. You see, omegaverse/ABO - like much of the fanfiction scene - is dominated by writers creating content about same-sex pairings. For every Reylo or Zutara, you have half a dozen or more Destiels, Spirks, Catradoras, Korrasamis and Drarry's. Long story short, omegaverse stories tend to be hella gay, so in that sense she is somewhat unique - even then however, it's still highly unlikely that there were absolutely zero straight omegaverse stories before Addison Cain came along. Still, that's one of her claims to fame - that and the fact that she got published. And as it turns out that Cain is an apt pen name, because like her biblical namesake, she's the jealous type. Cain is active on social media and frequently shouts out other authors and promotes their work - however, she also has a protective streak over what's hers (or at least, what she sees as hers). Today's drama isn't even the first time it's come to the surface, either. [In 2016, she posted a looooooooong Facebook post in calling out The Dragon's Maiden (TDM), another omegaverse author and accusing TDM of plagiarism. Here are a couple of examples of what Cain claims TDM copied from her:
There was nothing special about the fluid crusted, sticky arrangement she had woken up in.
Everything on the bed, including the man and woman on it, was crusted with a mixture of bodily fluids, tinting the black bedding a sickly looking grey.
"You have a mate," he reminded her, releasing her wrist to brush the sore bite mark he'd left on her shoulder. "I claimed you. You belong to me now."
"You are my mate. It is done."
Sharp teeth came to her shoulder, Shepherd's knot growing bulbous until the Alpha could no longer thrust and she could not squirm away. She screamed in pain and pleasure, sobbing as his teeth ripped into her skin, Shepherd growling long and low with her flesh torn from his bite.
Without warning, his teeth clamped down on the sensitive flesh at the crook of her neck. He growled savagely in satisfaction when he felt his teeth pierce flesh and the exquisite taste of her blood flow into his mouth, over his tongue.
No, she wanted the thing that was supposed to happen. He was supposed to be fucking her. Why was he waiting? - Every part of her was screaming out that he should be stroking her and easing the need. THAT IT WAS HIS JOB!
She was in heat. He was supposed to be fucking her! It was the natural order of the hierarchy. Why wasn't he?
As much as I'd love to keep pushing smut down your throat, I think you get the idea. Personally, I don't see enough to justify the P-word - there's only so many ways you can write a sex scene - but I suppose you can read through the post and see for yourself if you dare. According to TDM, she received threats and harassment from Cain's fanbase, including a doxxing threat, and she was advised to remove the story for her own safety and file a police report. To which Cain pretty much responded with:
People like this believe their own lies. Her story is being taken down for plagiarism plain and simple
Of course, Cain wasn't the only one who tried their hand at publishing Omegaverse fiction. Zoey Ellis (not her real name either) is another author who gets her own Omegaverse book, Crave to Conquer published just 2 years after Cain's debut. Ellis keeps a low profile and wasn't quite as public about the affair as Cain was, so it's a little hard to get a read on her. She barely mentions it on her blog, and either keeps things behind closed doors or she's scrubbed her Facebook and Twitter since then. While there isn't much I could find about Ellis online, all you need to know is that Crave to Conquer is a success, selling well until one day literally every single non-physical copy of Ellis' books taken down, including copies already downloaded to eReaders. And that brings us to the drama. Turns out, all of this buzz hadn't gone unnoticed by a certain already-established Omegaverse author. Upon hearing word that Ellis' story shared certain elements with her own, Cain and her publisher filed DMCA notices to iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and even Barnes & Noble, alleging that Ellis had - you guessed it - plagiarised Cain's work.
And claims weren't just filed for Crave to Conquer, but for some of Ellis' other works were also hit with DMCA notices, including a sequel that wasn't even out at the time. Addison Cain defended herself on Facebook, claiming that the decision to file a DMCA takedown was on her publisher, and not her, and that she was innocent (which is a lie, but we'll get to that):
Eventually, the takedowns were reversed, but not without consequences - not only had Ellis missed out on sales, but there was also the question of reputational damage. Just looking at the reviews on Goodreads and you don't have to look far to find your first 1-star review mentioning plagiarism. Unlike The Dragon's Maiden however, Ellis decided she wasn't going to take this lying down. She and her publisher (who she may or may not own, it’s complicated) took action, filing two separate lawsuits, one against Cain and her publisher, and the second against Cain herself. Ellis sued for an injunction as well as damages, accusing Cain and her publisher of:
Let's get one thing out of the way: when you read about the Omegaverse lawsuits online, a lot of the discussion is about how Addison Cain is trying to copyright an entire subgenre. In her defense, she never says that and while she claims to be the inventor of hetero Omegaverse fiction, she doesn't claim to own it. Of course, that didn't stop people from seeing it that way. Fanfiction is a hobby that sits in a legal grey area. While most creators nowadays are pretty permissive when it comes to people creating fan work, it wasn't always that way. Back in the old days it wasn't unheard of for fan fiction authors to get cease-and-desist letters for their hobby, and many fanfiction writers had to share their stories through secret mailing lists. The result? the fan fic community can be a little bit defensive over what they see as outside attempts to stifle their freedom to write. So while Cain was claiming that the DMCA takedowns were because Ellis' book shared certain plot points, many in the community fired back by arguing that these were common Omegaverse tropes, that they were explainable by coincidence or by freaking out and claiming Cain was trying to copyright an entire subgenre of fiction (which to her credit, she wasn't). Not only that, but as a setting that developed in fan spaces, a lot of fanfic authors felt ownership over it, and were mad at what they saw as an attempt by an individual to claim it as their own. Many supported Ellis even though the case didn't directly involve fanfiction, believing that a less permissive author would use the precedent to come after fan authors with DMCA strikes in the future. After all, it had happened before. And finally, some simply saw it as an established author throwing their weight around to squash the competition, or thought the whole thing was ridiculous, and took to the internet to make their opinions clear:
As part of the discovery stage of the legal proceedings, both Cain and her publisher were required to submit a range of documents as evidence including several pages worth of emails talking about Zoey Ellis and her book. And hooboy were there were some real bombshells in there. (I was able to find a copy of these exchanges, but real names are mixed in there so i won't link the doc itself, but it's pretty easy to find) Remember how Cain was claiming that she was innocent, how she would never file a DMCA against another author and that it was her big, bad publisher that was taking matters into their own hands? Turns out, that was a lie:
Cain: "If Amazon, iTunes and B&N comply with the DMCA and a stink arises, I am prepared for the backlash (...) I will deflect to [publisher] and remain distant and naive." ... Cain: "I will remain silent publicly, unless it gets to a point that a single, professional post on the topic (once again deflecting to the publisher) needs to be posted." Cain: "Some people will be reactive right out of the gate, but that's why I have a publisher to hide behind. It will pass quickly. So long as I stay above the fray, we're all good." ... Publisher: "Send her a letter demanding the removal of the books and the immediate access to all financial records since technically she owes you all of those royalties. It may be enough to scare her into doing it when she sees you are serious. We give her 72 hours to respond, and then if she doesn't we send a second letter from our attorney . Then we go to Amazon." ... Cain: "Now that I've thought it over, both books should be taken down. She shouldn't profit off screwing me over." ... Publisher: "Your decision to hide behind [publisher] and paint us as the instigators is how it absolutely should be. Let us take the heat. All you have to say is 'my publisher chose to take action. It was and continues to be out of my hands'. Let people get mad at us." ... Cain: "I don't have a copyright filed for this, but [publisher], can you submit my contract as proof of first publishing and send in a DMCA to Amazon?"
In summary, despite claiming the moral high ground, Cain knew about the DMCAs and actively participated in brainstorming ways to shut down Ellis' writing. Needless to say, these were pretty damning for their case, and bolstered Ellis' claims that she was being targeted. With few other options, Cain's publisher decided to settle the case and take the L.
Much ado about knotting
Unfortunately, that's where our legal drama comes to an end. Despite all of the bluster from both sides, the whole affair kind of, well, fizzled out anticlimactically. 2019
The second case: Out of the 4 complaints against Cain herself3 were dismissed, leaving just one. Note that the grounds for dismissal were lack of personal jurisdiction
The final remaining complaint against Cain was dropped altogether but not because of her case was strong - rather, she won by default due to Ellis' publisher running out of money to contest and filing for bankruptcy
Cain was awarded $4,000 in sanctions, as well a $14,760 to cover legal fees and costs
A New York Times sports journalist was fired for not doing his due diligence - Cain used this to claim that their reporting on the Omegaverse lawsuit was therefore biased against her and inaccurate
And so our story comes to an end. Would Zoey Ellis have succeeded if her publisher hadn't gone under? Would this have led to all omegaverse fanfiction being scrubbed from the internet? We'll never know. Two years of litigation later, and we're pretty much back where we started. Ellis' books were recognised as original works and are available for purchase once more, while Cain didn't have to pay out for either lawsuit and didn't suffer any direct consequences. And for fanfic authors, none of the bigger legal issues were really settled. Fanfiction still occupies a legal grey area, and DMCA strikes are still incredibly easy to abuse, but writers are still going at it, with Omegaverse fics popping up all over the place. Still, nobody's getting sued at the moment and everyone sortof got what they wanted. The end, right?
Epilogue: another storm on the horizon
Because lord knows we can't get a break, Cain filed a countersuit this year against Ellis for all the usual stuff: emotional distress, defamation, the works. It's still early days and as far as I know Ellis hasn't responded yet and seems to be keeping her head down, so watch this space. And there's more drama brewing on the periphery too. A week ago, Broadway Musical enthusiast, YouTuber and published author Lindsay Ellis (no relation) put out a snarky, sardonic hour-long video going over the Omegaverse lawsuit in far greater depth than here (featuring guest appearances from LegalEagle, Contrapoints and pretty much all of breadtube). The video has revived discussions about the omegaverse lawsuits and put Cain back int he spotlight. I seriously recommend watching it - not only is it a great watch, but there's also a chance it might not be up for much longer, since it also pretty much immediately triggered an email from Cain's lawyer
2020.09.18 17:05 Red_Bed2020AITA for getting mad at my Dad and stepmom for missing out on my engagement party?
Hey guys! Long time lurker and first time poster here! Honestly reading Reddit posts and/or listening to them on YouTube or podcast kept me somewhat sane through the whole quarantining back in spring. I’m on mobile and English is my first language but I’m dyslexic, so I’m sorry for any grammatical errors. Judge me all you want. I’m getting Married in August of next year. My fiancé and I couldn’t be more excited to start our lives together! His mother, (future Mother in law) insisted on throwing us a really nice sit down dinner engagement party. This engagement party in in October and would be primarily for my fiancé’s side of the family as he and his mom live about an hour and a half away from me and my Mom and the rest of my family (aunts, uncles, cousins) didn’t want to make the drive up there, and the rest of his non- immediate family lived on the west coast. However, it was agreed and well established (back in late July/ early August) that my immediate family, as well as my bridesmaids would be invited. We decided to have two separate parties; each primarily for both of our sides of our families. We invited 50 people but as of now, there will only be 30 at most. Well my Dad RSVPed the invitation saying that He, my stepmom, and little sister would be attending. Great! Fast forward to now, September 16th. The party’s in about two weeks and I get a text from my Dad. Dad: Hi Op, I’m so sorry, but I’m not going to be able to make it to your engagement party. Step Mom and I are going away for a couple of days for her birthday. We won’t be back until the 6th of October. Me (kinda shocked): K. Dad: I know you’re very disappointed. I’m sorry but Step mom and her biological father have just recently started speaking again. She would like me to meet him since I never have. We can talk more about this later in the week. Me (now pretty angry upon hearing this news) Whatever. Dad: Despite being so upset that is the wrong attitude. We will discuss this later in the week. My mom sent him a long text as well saying how he wasn’t considering my feelings and how this wasn’t ok. My Mom said to me that this behavior of my Dad’s was entitled and narcissistic. My siblings agreed. My Dad and stepmom think that my attitude stinks and that I’m being bratty. I guess in hindsight my responses my not have been mature, but I feel that I under reacted but was justified in my being angry. This also is not the first time that my Dad and stepmom have voluntarily skipped out on a major life event of mine (I’ll post more on that if anyone wants me to). My fiancé does not know about this yet and I plan on telling him the story when I see him tonight. so Reddit, am I the jerk in this scenario? I’ll post an update and tell you guys what happens after I tell my fiancé. And Mr. Reddit, I LOVE your vids and you have my full permission to read this on your YouTube channel. **Update: I told my fiancé about my Dad and stepmom flaking our party and although he didn’t seem quite as upset as I was, he was still rather annoyed. His mother put a lot of effort into throwing us this party, because she wanted us to at least have something nice since there’s still so much uncertainty regarding our wedding. My Dad wanted my siblings and I to come over and stay the weekend, but I refused. (He asked us via group chat and of course didn’t Bring up the engagement party drama thinking that they were unaware of the situation.) He came by my mothers house to pick up my siblings to take to his place, and tried to talk with me and my fiancé as if everything was good, and nothing had happened. I was as civil as I could be, however limiting eye contact to show that I was still very unimpressed with his bailing on the party. Before he told me that he wasn’t going to be able to go, he, myself and my fiancé made a date to go out and grab dinner together. As far as I know, that’s still on.
2020.09.18 17:02 Red_Bed2020AITA for getting angry with my Dad and stepmom for missing out on my engagement party?
Hey guys! Long time lurker and first time poster here! Honestly reading Reddit posts and/or listening to them on YouTube or podcast kept me somewhat sane through the whole quarantining back in spring. I’m on mobile and English is my first language but I’m dyslexic, so I’m sorry for any grammatical errors. Judge me all you want. I’m getting Married in August of next year. My fiancé and I couldn’t be more excited to start our lives together! His mother, (future Mother in law) insisted on throwing us a really nice sit down dinner engagement party. This engagement party in in October and would be primarily for my fiancé’s side of the family as he and his mom live about an hour and a half away from me and my Mom and the rest of my family (aunts, uncles, cousins) didn’t want to make the drive up there, and the rest of his non- immediate family lived on the west coast. However, it was agreed and well established (back in late July/ early August) that my immediate family, as well as my bridesmaids would be invited. We decided to have two separate parties; each primarily for both of our sides of our families. We invited 50 people but as of now, there will only be 30 at most. Well my Dad RSVPed the invitation saying that He, my stepmom, and little sister would be attending. Great! Fast forward to now, September 16th. The party’s in about two weeks and I get a text from my Dad. Dad: Hi Op, I’m so sorry, but I’m not going to be able to make it to your engagement party. Stepmom and I are going away for a couple of days for her birthday. We won’t be back until the 6th of October. Me (kinda shocked): K. Dad: I know you’re very disappointed. I’m sorry but Step mom and her biological father have just recently started speaking again. She would like me to meet him since I never have. We can talk more about this later in the week. Me: Whatever. Dad: Despite being so upset that is the wrong attitude. We will discuss this later in the week. My mom sent him a long text as well saying how he wasn’t considering my feelings and how this wasn’t ok. My Mom said to me that this behavior of my Dad’s was entitled and narcissistic. My siblings agreed. My Dad and stepmom think that my attitude stinks and that I’m being bratty. I guess in hindsight my responses my not have been mature, but I feel that I under reacted but was justified in my being angry. This also is not the first time that my Dad and stepmom have voluntarily skipped out on a major life event of mine (I’ll post more on that if anyone wants me to). My fiancé does not know about this yet and I plan on telling him the story when I see him tonight. so Reddit, am I the jerk in this scenario? And Mr. Reddit, I LOVE your vids and you have my full permission to read this on your YouTube channel. **Update (Sep. 20): I told my fiancé about my Dad and stepmom flaking our party and although he didn’t seem quite as upset as I was, he was still rather annoyed. His mother put a lot of effort into throwing us this party, because she wanted us to at least have something nice since there’s still so much uncertainty regarding our wedding. My Dad wanted my siblings and I to come over and stay the weekend, but I refused. (He asked us via group chat and of course didn’t Bring up the engagement party drama thinking that they were unaware of the situation.) He came by my mothers house to pick up my siblings to take to his place, and tried to talk with me and my fiancé as if everything was good, and nothing had happened. I was as civil as I could be, however limiting eye contact to show that I was still very unimpressed with his bailing on the party. Before he told me that he wasn’t going to be able to go, he, myself and my fiancé made a date to go out and grab dinner together. As far as I know, that’s still on.
2020.09.08 18:19 icedcoffeefordaysSoftmaxx/Healthmaxx/Careermaxx tips, products, resources that worked for me and my sister and the trial and error of what didn't! Open to suggestions for next steps! [long post]
Softmaxx: Everyone has their own goals and perspectives, i've really been trying to evaluate my decisions from a place of sustainability. I have decent cashflow but am still trying to be strategic and really do my homework. I haven't ruled out hardmaxxing but i'm not there yet! I restarted this journey at 29 after getting out of a bad marriage, looking for ways to reinvent myself in a healthy, productive way hoping to renter the single world as the best version of myself. If i put some basics in here its because I'm trying to cover as much as I can and start with the foundation! Skin I can't recommend /SkincareAddiction and /AsianBeauty enough. On Youtube look up gothamista and Dr. Dray, so informative! Start with staples, a quality sunscreen and cleanser and build from there. Don't rush the process in building the routine that's going to really give you the glowing, youthful skin you want! Don't over dry/strip out your skin with astringents and acids if its stressed out, that will break you out. Learn about your kind of skin and the consistent routine you need for balance, it will change everything I promise.
Don't: skip patch tests and rotate in one product at a time to see how your skin responds, don't over exfoliate!, don't skip sunscreen seriously, don't sleep in your makeup, don't sleep on dirty pillow cases, don't skip washing your makeup brushes!
curology prescription - really the HG for me was the custom tretinoin combination, it was a little irritating at first but really did so much for my skin. Look into it especially /tretinoin , it's the gold standard for anti aging, glowing skin and acne. Curology makes it easy and custom, specific to your skin care needs! Best investment hands down.
find a good occlusive layer at night that works for you, I use raw shea butter and jojoba from trader joes. It seals in all that great night time skin care and really moisturizes overnight, especially since im on perscription tretinoin from curology. Your mileage may vary, patch test but find the heaviest last step that works for you!
a good facial with microderm or chemical peeling a couple times a year goes a long way, and getting input from a professional.
find a good AHA that works for you, I like the ordinary peeling solution for that glow, but start at a low concentration and work up.
body skin: italian/korean exfoliating towels are so cheap and a game changer, just insanely soft skin you'll want to show and touch. Then do a lotion and a body oil, I like the neutrogena sesame oil. Get a good mani-pedi when it works for you but in between I pumice my feet every single shower and I never get cracked heels anymore.
hair this is my biggest halo IMO.
dont: over do heat styling, don't wash more than you need to, don't do anything to your hair you dont want to, dont' skip professional trims every 6 weeks or so!
I oil it with castor oil, almla oil, and coconut oil before I shampoo.
I have a heat cap from amazon. I try different hair masks all the time.
If you haven't found a good deep cleansing/chelating shampoo and use once a month. I like the colorwow dream filter spray before shampoo for hard water, but only once a month! Other than that I use a gentle/non sulfate shampoo and tons of conditioner.
Get an aquis hair towel, strange but so much gentler on your precious hair when its fragile and wet! I have done so much research on hair tbh, happy to talk more.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase with your hair in a loose braid or bun.
styling: Heat style as minimally as possible, there are lots of go no heat styles on youtube. Obviously when you want to be maxxed the most heat style, I love big hot rollers for incredible bouncy waves.
honestly, updos give me the most polish and are not hard if you practice. Keeps my hair up and elegant at work, looking put together in a way that I don't have to maintain all day. Spin pins and good hairspray, the right little braids/bands and I can do a classy/romantic updo in 5-10 minutes that I get so many compliments on.
Also learn to do or go get some good blowouts! I love colorwow's dream filter and shine spray for when I need the shiniest, sleekest hair.
Second shout out to loreal elenett hairspray for flexibility and gentle hold.
teeth One of those subtle, classy, things that can really age you. I love red wine and coffee and it showed, I asked my dentist about professional whitening and they did it in the office. I keep it up with crest white strips and the two step toothpast system they have. I know it sounds silly but floss pics, once you start you'll never go back. If you're not flossing your breath stinks :( makeup
youtube is your friend! Honestly old Jaclyn hill videos taught me a lot about technique. Get a gentle, day to day routine going that you can do in 5 minutes. I love glossier skin tint for gentle, easy every day perfection and hourglass vanish stick for night time and bigger events.
*if you dont have one, get a ring light for your vanity. It will CHANGE how you do your makeup.
Ben Nye final seal setting spray is AMAZING. It's stage quality, what good is all the effort in make up and it wont stay? Seriously I have suprised my friends after wild times, dancing, sweating, activities... SLEEPING and not been a mess the next day.
Thrive Causemetics tubing mascara - insane results. Not that expensive.
bausch and lomb LUMIFY eye drops as your last make up step? INCREDIBLE. Makes your eyes just light and twinkly and beautiful. 15$, lasts awhile. Try it!
I skipped latisse, I looked really hard a subscription from rory, I even bought generic from a pharmacy in mexico and brought it home to throw it away. I just read a lot of things about the side effects of orbital fat loss and darkening green eyes and decided it wasn't worth the long term risk for me. I use castor oil which isn't as effective but definitely makes my lashes conditioned a shiny and thick. Get good quality lashes and practice, I invest in faux mink strip lashes that are like 30$ but the quality is unreal and i get more wear out of them than cheaper ones. Day to day I use just mascara or sometimes the individual clusters at the corners. My sister got extensions religiously but they were a lot of upkeep and when she needed a fill they honestly looked distractingly goofy (to me) but when they were on point she looked amazing. When she transitioned out of them because of the money her natural lashes were trashed for six months, your mileage may vary!
CICO - honestly myfitness pal free version I lost a lot of weight and got to a healthy BMI that made the biggest difference in my looks, health and well being. My face changed so much. By learning to count calories I learned a lot about portion control and whats a reasonable, healthy amount of food for my height and activity level that helped me keep it off. If you need a beer or a cupcake you can fit it into your calories without guilt. Really taught me sustainable moderation :)
HIIT - I loved orangetheory fitness and hot yoga. Quarantine was hard but I started running. I got one 25lb kettlebell and I keep it in my apartment and I do random kettlebell swings and excercises for like 5 minutes at a time.
cut back on sugar and eat lots of whole foods! Treat yourself sometimes. Honestly cutting back on alcohol made the biggest difference. I find when I want it red wine affects my weight/skin/mindset the least :) Everything in moderation!
I highly reccomend ritual vitamins but do your research! A lot of vitamins are a waste or just aren't in a form that's bio availible. I love the ritual prenatal, i noticed the biggest difference in my skin/hailashes/energy and it doesn't make me nauseous. 40% of women don't process folic acid effectively due to genetics, i have one mutation and my sister has two. The right vitamins made a huge difference in our health/wellbeing becuase we have been tested for the deficiency. Talk to your PCP or do your homework. Omegas are important too.
beta carotene - i take 25000 iu every other day and it honestly gives me a really gentle glow, more of a tanned undertone all over.
Personalitymaxx/Careermaxx/Moneymaxx (because they're all so related)
Therapy: I know I'm biased because I'm a therapist but therapy is a big investment in yourself, your future, your wellbeing. Your insurance might cover more than you think. Talkspace or Betterhelp are very availible, you don't have to do it forever but its worth a try! Don't be afraid to "date" around to find the right fit. My sister did therapy for six months and changed so much about her approach to dating, men, her responses and reactions and anxiety.
read: rising strong and the gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown
Make a real budget and try to plan for savings. Use a spreadsheet or Mint or YNAB for tools. Talk to your bank/credit union/lending club about refinancing any outstanding credit card debt into fixed payments to pay things off more quickly.
if you're looking to meet someone special and burning out on dating apps consider the counter intuitive but effective break? My sister took a year, I'm on my second 6 months break and its weird at first but makes all the difference. It can sort of break that dependence on attention, the high low of matching/dating and lets you invest that energy in yourself! Then when you come back to it you're a lot clearer and there are new matches you haven't seen before! Sometimes even the algorithm prioritizes you on Hinge and Bumble as a new user. Take new pictures of your wonderful new self with good lighting. Have a friend take them outside when you're looking your best :)
When my divorce was finalized I moved to a new city with a new job, it was scary at first but honestly was the best thing I ever did. My mental health got better, I was invested in new routines and realized I could let go of old coping skills. I had been drinking a lot of wine and eating a lot of take out, I was frustrated at work. We both listened to a lot of Girls Gotta Eat podcast which has episodes on EVERYTHING. Beauty, health, dating, resets, fitness, etc. Trying to maxx every area of my life is an ongoing journey but I hope some of what did and didn't work for me and my sister will help you in your process! The response I get from men is wild, it's so different. How they respond to me talking about my career, how they touch my hair, what they say about my clothes... the places they choose... wild compared to me a couple years ago. The biggest change is how I feel about myself :)
2020.09.07 04:38 500scnds[Table] My name is Paolo Cattaneo. 5 years ago I quit my job, sold everything I had and embarked in a trip around the world on a motorcycle. Rode for almost 185000 km. Still going! Here to answer question about self sustained living on the road and long distance solo travelling. AmA! (pt 1)
How much does this lifestyle cost you on average? Obviously it will vary by location
Since the most asked question will be probably this one, I decided to break it down mathematically so, hopefully, it would be more transparent for everybody.
I don't think I could summarize with an average how much I spent per month, since the delta from month to month was absolutely unpredictable. But somehow everybody seems to love maths so... There you go.
A couple of things first: 1) different countries have different cost for food, accommodation, fuel and spare parts so to make an average, it s actually quite hard. For instance, a country like Peru cannot be compared in terms of costs with a country like the Netherlands in all terms. 2) when I travel, I am not on vacation. Just because I visit places and don't work, doesn't mean I can afford things like people that go on vacation for 2 weeks. People on holidays usually maintain the same level of comfort they have at home, or even improve it, righteously spoiling themselves, for the few days they have off in a year. I do the exact opposite. I spoil myself by not having to go to work.
Hence, there are 3 major costs in travelling on a motorcycles are: 1) fuel and bike parts (tyres, oil, filters, etc) 2) accommodation 3) food
These are also in order of importance. Fuel and bike maintenance guarantees the continuity of the journey so, those have the absolute priority. Where I sleep or what I eat, do not matter much. I will survive whatever I eat and wherever I sleep. It's incredible what our body can do end endure.
After a year of travelling I found out that, because my life and routine changed completely, I didn't need 3 meals a day anymore. Removing 1 meal a day allowed me to save a lot of money in the long run. It is a sacrifice but it is doable and It is super practical. I also found fasting good for the mind.
Sleeping arrangements could also affect greatly on your expenditures so, depending on countries and weather conditions, I usually opt to sleep in my tent or in hostels. Sometimes I do couchsurfing or stay at other motorcyclists houses, friends, friends of friends, etc. I ve also slept at complete strangers houses that i met on the road and that were reaching out simply to help. It s unbelievable how many people, just want to give you a hand. It s impossible to explain it. You have to see it yourself to believe it.
The cheap hostel in Peru would cost $5-6 a night, while in the USA $25.
In this sense, I estimated an average of 10 USD a night for accommodation for and average of 20 days per month. Again, It is a rough estimate. Let s say the other 10 days I sleep at people's houses, or in my tent or couchsurfing (so at no cost). Foodwise I usually drink a coffee (I carry my own little Italian coffee machine) in the am, with a piece of bread or instant oatmeal. Then I ride the whole day and reach my destination at 4-5 pm. I then eat. I mostly eat vegetarian but i occasionally have meat. I mostly shop at cheap supermarkets or local markets. Vegetables are cheap and nutritious and available all over the world. And so is pasta and rice. This whole thing costs me let s say 10 USD a day.
So for Food and Accommodation I roughly spend 500 USD. Then there's fuel. Fuel costs can vary from country to country but, for the sake of it, let s put fuel price at 1.2 USD a liter (4.5 USD a gallon). My bike in standard riding conditions does 20km per liter of fuel. In 5 years I rode 180000 km. That's 36000 a year. That s 3000 a month. So 3000/20 = 150 liters. 150 x 1.2 = 180 USD
The grand total is 500+180= 680USD per month Let s put 100 USD in for extras and whatever. It's 780 USD a month, if you will. But trust me when I say that I think I spend less than that.
There you go.
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What is your coffee maker? Moka pot i'm guessing?
I have a little Bialetti coffee machine, yes. :)
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Yeah, that confirms you are really Italian. So is my SO, and when we are traveling, she will start complaining about the bad coffee by the time we get to the airport 😄
I am Italian...but I'm also passed that point of complaining about food all the time! I learned to enjoy my meal...regardless. :)
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Any tips for the Bialetti? A neighbor gave me one and I used it with Café Bustelo and it was crazy stong, albeit not too bad.
Use less coffee ground! 😅
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If you saved 40k, are you down to very little money now? I'm just thinking it's been 5 years, and I imagine you've had some unexpected expenses that would have your average end up being relatively accurate on aggregate, even if you typically spend less in a month. At $700 per month, you would be out of money. And even just the plane tickets from Australia to starting point and from somewhere to Greece where you say you were during Covid is a couple months of your budget I'd imagine.
Yes, i had some unforeseen expenses. But luckily I also had a lot of help from people giving me shelter and food. In that sense I didn't spend all my money in food and accommodation but for the sake of average expenses I had to calculate it that way. In greece i found a job as volunteer in exchange of accommodation. That saved me 3 months of rent. Things like this cannot be included in average. I simply did the math to make people understand how much would it cost if life on the road would be without variables. There are too many to be considered.
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Even if it's only 600 at month, you have been riding around for how long? It seems hard to think you saved so much and you are still using the money you saved. Is anyone helping you financially?
I swear...i am using my money. 😅👍 It s hard to imagine how cheap it is to live frugally...if you renounce to most comforts we have in life. But I wouldn't mind now to have a benefactor(s) and sleep in a comfy bed or have a nice meal for a change.
Does it not worry you how you might have exhausted your financial resources by the time you want to return? What do you think life after this would be like? I hope I don't sound rude; just trying to understand how you are managing your life. What you are doing is absolutely amazing; I'd love to travel too but I am not rich either, and the thought of ending up penniless by the time I am 30 terrifies me.
Hey, it's a completely plausible question and I am happy to answer that. Quitting your job, your financial stability, selling everything you have, saying goodbye to everybody and ride off...it is a "liberating" experience. In this sense, all the fears you mentioned are gone or somehow abandoned, the moment you decide to go for it! I have no fear of what lies in front of me because the mental step that I took years ago, required me to go beyond exactly this mental gap of "jumping into the unknown". Financially speaking, yeah, i don't like to have no money aside...but also, I know that I will do something about it (like finding a new stimulating gig) when the time comes. When I found myself locked in Greece during the pandemic, I couldn't really foresee what would have happened in the next months. Surely paying rent for months and being confined in an apartment wasn't ideal so I looked for volunteering jobs. Found one that allowed me to stay in an apartment for free in exchange of 3 hours of work per day. My point is that, adaptation is a key skill that I got to develop thanks to this experience on a motorcycle. I will take care of the my retirement plan, when time comes.
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Thanks for the answer. That's a wonderful perspective. I guess your anxiety lessens once you realize how capable you are of adapting to different situations, which I'm sure you must have had to do a bunch of times since you started. You are amazing, thanks for the inspiration :)
It's incredible how inclined we are to adapt, If we simply...TRY ! I never thought I would be able to do a lot of things I am doing today. I just gave it a try...failed...and tried again. I did learn, by simply trying. And I'm clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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I feel like you cloud start vlogging your journeys, and form a Patreon to fund it. You've seen lots of fun things, and will see more.
Yes. At the beginnings I started blogging but then I realized that it would have turned my trip into a job again...so i left the monetization of my journey aside. I just quit my job to travel and enjoy my life. Didn't want to think about money again! Patreon seem good but I haven't really found the guts to ask money to people...yet. When I ll be in need maybe i will!
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In no way am I trying to attack you or diminish your extraordinary feat; just the fact that you had the courage to take the first step gives me crazy respect for you. BUT. There is so much privilege needed to get to where you have gotten. Not financial privilege mind you, you've worked your arse off to get here. But the fact that you could somehow travel to and stay in the US (for 3 years!) and then Australia without really thinking twice tells me your white skin and European passport has played a huge role in your mental safety net. As a coloured man with a shitty passport, just getting a visa to fly somewhere would be a huge fucking deal. Add to that the racism I'd face in plenty of places around the world, yeah not happening haha.
You are absolutely right, my friend. I do understand that the fact that I am white and that I have an EU passport helped me A LOT. I am absolutely aware of this and I am not so naive to think that most of the times I got away with many things because of this. Coming from other countries or being a different colour could unfortunately still play a role, these days, when moving from country to country. Said this, I got denied my entrance to USA few times anyway. They are quite strict in that sense. But it always depends on the customs officer you find at the time of entry. Anyway. I get your point. Although, it's not a definite factor for your will to travel. You can still do it.
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I love everything you're doing and have spent the last hour just reading your answers. I don't think you're answering anymore but... Do you have any plans of coming to India? I hope I get to meet you if you do come.
Hey! Of course i have plans for India! Hopefully the covid will end soon! It all depends on that now
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You can write blogs, and make YouTube videos to sustain your adventures! I am sure many of us would like to see your journey.
I got few videos on youtube but i never really invested too much time (clearly) in that. Maybe I should
I always hear about people "giving up everything" and traveling the world. However, most people have worries about their economic status. Can you speak to yours at the point when you embarked? How much money had you saved, did you have any debt, what did you do with your belongings (Were there things you stored somewhere because you did want to sell or get rid of them? Did you pay for storage?), did you create a plan to generate additional income (e.g., plans for side jobs while traveling), and have you thought how to re-integrate into the "working world" when your traveling concludes (or are you hoping YouTube, etc. supports you)? Thanks!
So, I started saving money when I moved to Australia. In 5 years I rounded up $40k more or less. I had no debts and, regardless the bank offering me "super interesting" offers about Credit Cards or Mortgages to buy properties, I didn't end up getting in debts with any banks. I also avoided kids and wives. I was renting an apartment and sharing it with a friend. When I decided to leave I sold all my furnitures on Gumtree (local Craigslist) and donated all my clothes to Salvation Army (Goodwill). I had no belongings left except what I piled on the bike when I left. And few months in I also realized that I didn't even need some stuff that I brought along. I did quit my job with no plans to work while travelling. I wanted, for the first time in my life, have a moment to simply ENJOY THE MOMENT without thinking about work and life as I knew it. I wanted to experience freedom, without the burden of thinking about my future constantly and what's going to happen next. I was raised with this mental construct too, so to break free from that was indeed liberating. I do not know how is going to be when this part of my life ends. If I have to go back to work, I will. But with a different heart and mind.
How did you manage it, physically? I find that my legs, back, bottom and body ache after just a few hours of riding (3+ hours), and this gets worse and worse over time (6+ hours, etc). Even on a comfortable touring motorcycle, I can’t imagine riding continuously for weeks or months at a time.
Yes. Physically was challenging indeed. I had to replace my seat because the was no more foam inside. It was like sitting on a stool. Back and arse are the worst affected areas. I rode with a bit of a windscreen, so that helped to ease some of the neck pain. Luckily I had some physical conditioning to start with, but eventually I got out of shape. But, like everything in life, we eventually get used to it.
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How many hours do you ride a day?
It really depends. When I do ride, let's say that is a minimum of 1 and a half to 13 hours.
Could you maybe do a "what's in my bag"-post, show us the gear, tools and clothing you use and talk a bit about why you chose what?
Pannier 1 Camping Gear: - Sleeping bag - Air mattress - 3 people tent (I'm a tall guy) - $20 cooking pot set - propane gas tank - pocket knife - foldable chair - water bladder
Pannier 2 Electronics and knick knacks: - 11" laptop - 2 hard drives (backup!!!) - Chargers - portable tyre compressor - spare oil filter - spare front tube - cable ties - duct tape - bungee cords - first aid kit - spare bolts and screws
Tool bag - various moto tools
Duffle bag: - Clothes (various)
Tank Bag: - Drone - Toothbrush - Notepad - Small Lock - Pen
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Did you have any problems with the drone? I remember you told me once on instagram that you planned on visiting Azerbaijan but couldn’t because Azerbaijan closed all the borders. Let me warn you that if you decide to come when borders reopen, know that drones are illegal here. Retarded law I know but you really cannot do anything about it because it is highly enforced. Probably you can give it up in customs and pick it up when you leave
Nicaragua is the same. They don't allow drones in their country. I had to send it to costa rica via mail.
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Traveling without a Leatherman. I can't believe it.
It s listed. "Pocked knife" ;) You are right...i should have said Leatherman
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What drone do you have?
DJI mavic Air.
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I have a CB600F I've fitted panniers to and can't fathom how you got all that camping stuff into one pannier, your packing skills must be sick
I got some pretty roomy panniers too. Giant Loop is actually a company from Oregon, USA that makes these spectacular bags. Www.giantloopmoto.com I ve been riding with their products for years now.
Well nobody has asked it yet.. How did you self sustain yourself for so long? I understand everything is cheaper in South America but you also went through North America.
In north America, specifically in USA, I had some friends that helped me finding accommodation along the way. I also wild camped a lot. Froze my arse up couple of nights too... But It's doable in Canada and USA since the land is so vast and you can always find a place to pitch your tent in safety.
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See my trouble always begins when I pitch a tent
I used to be the same, mate!
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Maybe I'm just jaded but I don't know of anywhere you can just pitch a tent and sleep in the woods. Everywhere I've ever been camping there's an 80 dollar fee and you get a designated campground.
Hi, sorry if this is a personal question, but how often did you get laid? Do cultural differences play a role?
Personal question, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for asking "sensibly".
When travelling from town to town it's easy to meet people. The common Idea is that travellers get laid a lot. Unfortunately, in my case, I do not go out much when I travel, so my social encounters are limited to the location where I end up spending the night. I also typically stay not longer than a day or two, which is also usually not enough to create a connection with a potential partner (in my case). A lot of women are indeed attracted by the "solitary wolf" riding a motorcycle around the world, but they are not generally inclined to have a one night experience. Hence, the answer to your question, is that I rarely get laid. Cultural differences are what make mating interesting though. One trait that is standard for your part of the world, could be extremely exotic in another. Sometimes even the accent in which you speak a foreign language, could be a favourable factor.
But at the end, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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Dai ammettilo che l'accento italiano aiuta. Storia interessante la tua. Ti auguro il meglio! Sorry guys.. Italian things going on here ( shakes hands in the air )
Un pochino aiuta! ;) cheers!
How did you deal with language barriers?
In all latin america the most spoken language is Spanish. I struggled at the beginning but after the first month, I had a decent basic level that allowed me to communicate quite easily with the locals. In Brazil was hard again, since portuguese was completely new for me. But again, after 1 month I got used to it and I was able to have basic conversations. If you give yourself enough time, you'll pick up any language.
In other situations I used my english or sometimes, like recently in Greece, Google Translate. Works beautifully!
Is it true that Italian and Spanish go hand in hand? I had some friends from Mexico who were confident that they could pick up Italian if they lived in Italy and were forced to use it every day for a month or 2.
There are different and discordant opinions about this. I personally believe that Italian and Spanish are VEEEEERY similar. I think that any spanish speaker could easily pick on italian if spending some time in the country. And viceversa. But I also met people that thought otherwise. Not sure why. It wasn't too complex for me to pick up spanish. Definitely not perfect, but way better than a native english speaker.
What was the coolest thing you saw?
Hard to pinpoint one single thing. Saw so many incredible things in 5 years! Nature always strucks me the most. Some places leave you speechless. Some encounters too. But the coolest experience for me was to swim with marine wildlife in Australia and Ecuador.
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Hey I from Ecuador! Glad you enjoyed the wildlife. Can you elaborate on your experience there? Did you visit the Galapagos islands?
Ecuador is hands down my favorite country...for its people, for nature, for food, roads...i mean, i had a fantastic time there. I also visited Galapagos and It was one of the highlights...of my life!! I mean...wow. simply incredible. If there was ever a place on earth close to Jurassic Park...
How does your license work? I mean if you have a drivers license in one country and you drive through multiple countries. What happens if you get pulled over?
Having European or Australian driver license is sufficient to drive in most foreign countries. I do have an International Driver License, which is simply a piece of paper you can request from your local Automobile Club, that translates your license in many languages and which is helpful when finding an "scrutinous" policeman. At the borders they never check your driving license.
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What about the motorbike's papers? Did you need a carnet de passage ? And could you tell us about the shipping of the bike, plane or boat, expense, level of organisation needed?
For the americas, you don't need CdP. The shipping of bike could be done by cargo ship or plane. Both are not cheap but quite feasible. There are agencies that usually take care of the paperwork for you. A simple google search could help you pinpoint some good info. Unfortunately because rules and prices change from country to country, prices have to be requested to the company you choose. It is usually around $1500 + to ship a motorcycle indicatively...for both sea or air freight.
Can you speak on your base knowledge of bikes at the start of your travels? I'm interested in purchasing a bike to cruise around America in once (if) this pandemic blows over. Did you ever have to do any emergency DIY work when you couldnt make it to a garage for professuonal repairs?
First of all: DO IT!! it's an amazing experience. I had basic/zero motorcycle mechanical skills when I started. I often used youtube as a source of "inspiration". Now I rather do the job myself than taking my bike into a shop. If you are going to cruise around the US, you wont need to carry much spares, since you can buy and have most parts shipped wherever you are. Somehow even breaking down, if happens, is a great part of the overall adventure.
I am not sure. Yet. Definitely the more I go on with this adventure (and life) the more I become aware of myself and my surroundings. I am looking forward to have somehow a peaceful life in harmony with my surroundings. Stress has been out of my life for a while now and I want to keep it this way. Don't have a family. Never had kids or wives. I think it's going to stay this way...but you never know.
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You've been doing this 5 years now. Do you feel the need to keep moving after you've been somewhere for a few days? How long is the longest you've been stationary since staring and did you ever feel like you wanted to get off the road for a longer time.
Well...yes I always feel the need to see something more and explore. I get bored easily. But I have to say that during my Lockdown in Greece I was absolutely at peace. I really enjoyed my down time and i took advantage of it by taking care of many little things i left behind.
Did you tend to keep to yourself most of the time, or would you go out to meet people and socialize with the locals in the area?
I am not really a "social beast" anymore. I socialize in hostels and when I look for food mostly...but I don't go out at night. That is quite personal, but I prefer a quiet night than pubs. This allowed me somehow to save a lot of money in the long run. I may have missed out in "social opportunities", but I prefer this way.
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But you did meet a lot of people right? Im not social at all and it keeps me from traveling, im afraid that it would ruin the experience if I dont click with anyone haha. You gave me some confidence this will be a smaller problem than I think it is.
I am an introvert and generally speaking, kind of a geek. So yeah...not really the outgoing kind of guy...but, when travelling alone, you don't have that social pressure anymore. You are by yourself and there's nothing to tell you what you have or not have to do. you are free. And yes...you will meet tons of people!!
Where do you stay at (camping, airbnb, rental, etc) ? Where you get money from? What do you usually carry with you? What is you most essential item? Have you made many friends?
I mostly stay in Hostels (when is cheap enough). In latin America, you can pay from $5-$10 for a night in a shared dorm. When in remote areas, I camp. Best thing ever. Otherwise I use Couchsurfing. Occasionally I stay with friends and/or other bikers that got to know my story and want to help out. I live off my own savings. Most essential Item is "Common sense". AKA try not to do extremely stupid things. :)
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How far do you usually have to plan ahead to find couchsurfing accommodations? The one thing that has deterred me from trying it out is that my motorcycle trips almost never stick to the schedule I have planned. Either due to unforeseen circumstances or maybe just deciding to ride around an area longer. Have you given people on CS a range of dates/times that you would arrive, or do you have to have your arrivals planned thoroughly?
Yes, you usually have to investigate one or two weeks ahead to find accommodation with couchsurfing. Especially because I am a single guy. If i was a girl, i could find somewhere to sleep in few hours. Ahah. Oh well, women are less threatening i guess! ;) But yeah. You do need to check first and give a rough estimate of days of your permanence. Typically 2-3 days is the max. Then if both parties are ok, you can extend.
Have you ever done any housesitting for accommodation? I've done smaller trips like this, staying in hostels and campsites. I've heard of housesitting more recently and once I go again I'm thinking of trying it out. When looking at listings though it almost seems to good to be true. I just wonder if there is a catch to it
I ve never done housesitting specifically. But I ve used HelpX, Workaway, woofing, etc to find occasional gigs that allowed me to get accommodation in return of small jobs. In Greece i stayed in a 9 apts complex on the beach by myself, in exchange of cleaning and painting! Great deal indeed
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If you were a woman, there would also be far more risks to couch surfing alone. I'd definitely prefer planning over higher risk of sexual assault.
Women have more chances of getting hosted because there are a lot of women hosts too. Or couples. They are definitely more willing to host a woman. But i get your point
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Thanks, got another question. What is enough savings for a year in Latin America?
well, it really depends of what kind of lifestyle you want. If you are ok sleeping in hostels every night and eating cheap market food...doesn't really take much! depending on which countries you want to visit too and how you want to move around! you can do it hitchhiking too if you want! and that won't cost you a thing! Just time!
How did you manage to not have your motorcycle stolen?
Common sense. Mostly parked inside or in "safe areas" when possible. You can never be 100% sure but I never had issues of sort in my 5 years of travelling. Actually somebody stole my tool bag in Vancouver, Canada.
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As a Canadian id like to say “sorry”.
apologies accepted! ;)
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As a Vancouverite, I'm not surprised. We have a large homeless population and they target anything they can find to steal and sell.
It wasn't a homeless guy per se...was definitely a junkie. I went to Hastings street 3 days in a row to see if i could find my stuff...but it was gone. Bummer.
how were the first few months without the things that you were used to having? (sorry for the bad english, it isn't my main language)
Your english is fine, mate! First month was HARD! 😅 I had never camped in my life and the longest moto trip I took by that time was only 350km. So yeah, in the beginnings the learning curve was steep! Basic things like "where to sleep at night every night" or "how to store food" were kind of abstract concepts for me. My first night camping was also my first night on the road. It was horrible. I paid so much money to camp in a so so campground, with noisy and drunk neighbors. It also rained at night. Haha An absolute fail! It got better and better with time. Also looking for food, packing and taking care of the bike. It was a full immersion in a brand new lifestyle for me. A great experience indeed
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Paolo, your first night camping sounds ... well, it sounds really terrible! I'm curious how you would compare that first inexperienced night with say... an average night camping somewhere, anywhere, I don't know... say 2-4 years later after having done it for a while. In which ways did that first inexperienced night of camping come to differ from your more seasoned camping night to night later on? What kinds of routines did you end up falling into on those nights that you picked up from years of experience having done it?
Well...let's just say that my love for camping escalated quickly as well. I started camping in the wild...not in confined facilities, and I simply loved it. Sitting quietly in front of the fire at night, after a long day riding, watching the stars appear slowly in the sky... The silence. I learned that camping in a busy campsite, with kids screaming and music playing is not the kind of camping I was looking for. Surely is great for families, because usually it is a safe environment for kids to play in, but for solo travellers looking for some quiet downtime...it is not. Better to hide somewhere behind a tree or some bushes and have a quiet night with some privacy. Free of charge.
How badly do you stink? Joking of course, good luck with your adventures.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? ;)
Not to be nosey but what would qualify as enough money to "sustain yourself for a while"? And how long do you consider that "a while" to be?
I had no Idea how much It would cost me to live, travel and not work, since I had never done it before. But I knew how much It costed me to live in Sydney for a year, without any extras (just food, accommodation, rent and bills). I assumed initially that my trip around the world would have lasted a maximum of 1 year and a half. Was I wrong! I pretty much had saved $40k in 5 years of work.
Thanks for doing this! How much do you talk to strangers? I can imagine either being very sociable, or taking the opportunity to be more solitary. Also, when you were traveling the world, how specifically did you keep in contact with friends and family back home? Was one service/approach more effective than another?
I love to talk with Locals!! It's the best thing! I love to talk with older people especially. They can really give you a better perspective about the place and overall more interesting stories about their lives. Sometimes there's a language barrier but I try regardless. Hostels are also a great place to meet friends and people from all over the world. Aside from this, travelling solo on a motorcycle or bicycle naturally attracts curiosity, so I also met some good friends of mine at gas stations or random rest areas in the middle of nowhere.
To keep in touch with family and friends nowadays is quite easy. Mobile data networks are excellent worldwide and you can buy local sim cards to use local carriers data traffic. I use whatsapp and fb messenger the most.
What kind of income are you receiving to sustain this lifestyle long-term?
Living off my life savings. I am self supported. Just worked for few years, saving as much as I could and then took off.
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That sounds epic... Met a few guys like that, but never had the balls to do so myself. If you read this: how much of a mechanic are you? Do you do stuff yourself of do you bring your bike to the shop for maintenance/tires?
At the beginning I wasn't really able to do much on my bike, except changing brake pads maybe. Then I tried and read forums online about troubleshooting...and of course youtube mate!! I tend to have a mechanic change my tyres, since it's a hell of a job and takes 4 minutes with proper machines. you can find tyre mechanics literally EVERYWHERE.
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But, with the estimate you gave it would cost like 9k usd per year to maintain that lifestyle. You’ve been doing it for 5 years. I guess it’s hard for a lot of Americans to imagine saving up 45k+ in the few years that you worked.
trust me, It's even harder for an italian to conceive to save up 40k in 5 years of work. Most italians will be able to save that amount maybe in 10-15 years. That's why I quit my job in italy and moved to Australia, where salaries are way higher. It's just sad that I had to leave my family, friends and country to be able to have a better life.
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Why dont you try to register for welfare in Australia, and get the welfare cheques deposited into your account?
I thought about it while riding around Australia. But I didn't find it fair. I mean, I wasn't in need of cash to sustain my living and there were probably people who seriously did. Plus I think you have to show up for interviews and stuff...so I preferred to let go.
OP, you're doing what I've dreamed of doing since I was about 21... I'm 32 now. I've saved a bit of money, and have no debt, and am still considering it... but feel as though it would be irresponsible at this point? shrugs I have a few questions, Ever considered staying at a spot for a few weeks and doing some manual labor for extra scratch to help you along in your travels? Ever had any problem with weird parasites in some of your rougher spots (scabies, bedbugs, intestinal issues) such as cheap hostels and whatnot? Since you don't go to bars or anything like that, what's the easiest way for you to meet new people? Ever felt any "I'm about to get robbed" vibes while on the road? Did you make rules like not traveling too late, etc.. I'm considering doing this very thing, since I make a good living but am already a minimalist and don't really need anything... I don't care about owning a house, or having nice clothes or any of that nonsense. I suppose it'd just be a drag to hit a dead end, have to return to the workforce after a few years of traveling and finding myself unable to secure a decent gig again. Anyways, if you've read this, thanks for your time and thanks for doing this AMA! Good luck man, and stay safe.
Mate, when I left for my first trip around Australia, I was 34yo...so I completely understand where you are coming from. It take a bit of time to prepare and commit to this. I highly recommend it though. I stopped occasionally and did some jobs, yes, but were more like small temporary gigs...that paid maybe for a new set of tyres than anything. Still! Once I pressured washed mine trucks for a week in South Australia. Haha i was covered in mudd but I was happy. I also cleaned few apartments in greece in exchange of accommodation....things like that. Things will come your way if you look hard enough.
Didn't have any problems with bugs or parasites no. Got lucky on this one i guess. But i do believe I built my immune system pretty well.
The easiest way to meet people is in hostels. Being in your 30s you are already on the "old side" for a hostel, but you are still ok. ;) haha
Sometimes yes i felt i was going to get robbed or mugged...but never happened. I never travel with cameras and other expensive items with me. When i am on the bike, there s always the "surprise effect", meaning that people are more shocked to see somebody travelling solo than tempted to rob him right away.
How has the pandemic altered any future travel plans?
The pandemic changed things quite drastically. A lot of other travellers I know got stuck somewhere or had to cancel their plans until further notice. Still not sure what to do in the long terms. Covid definitely made everything more unpredictable.
What are the cheapest and best places you would suggest a young person go visit? Also, just out of curiosity, when do you think you’ll stop?
Well, there are plenty of great places to go explore on a tight budget. Latin America and South East Asia are generally speaking quite cheap. I would recommend Bolivia or Peru, in SA...and Cambodia in SEA. As a start...
I Hope I will be able to go on for few more years...but so far I am pretty content with what I've done already.
How do you overcomevia issues?
I believe you referred to "Visa issues"?!
Well, having an Italian passport is quite handy since you get visa on arrival (valid for 1-3 months) as a tourist in most of the countries in the world. I had to request and pay for my Russian and Mongolian visa though. You can request that 1-2 weeks before entry in any available Embassy.
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And what about other practical stuff like insurance for the motorcycle(is it allowed to be abroad for such a long time ?) ? Maybe obligatory x-yearly technical vehicle inspections (so far not needed in a lot of european countries but about to change so you were lucky I guess) ? Official site of residence (or what is it called, it is really hard to be 'homeless' in some countries, probably depends on what your current 'home country' is ) ?
Ok so, insurance for motorcycle is something you need to get every time you enter a new country. Some insurance companies will insure foreign vehicles, but it isn't always the case. My bike is australian so after a certain point you need to inspect the vehicle to renew the registration. There is a process through which you can go to an associated mechanic in the country where you are and have the vehicle inspected and the results sent to the Australian motorvehicle authority. Then you can renew your papers online and have the new registration sent to you overseas. My official country of residence is still Australia, because it is where I want to go back to.
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Thanks for the response. I can imagine it is not the most interesting thing to talk about but I am planning on doing something similar with a van + motorcycle (that fits in the van) combo so I am super interested in hearing about the (boring) administrative side of someone who is actually doing it :D. I had no idea something was possible like the remote inspection, I hope something similar exists in my country too. So far I only read you have to go to inspection asap when returning to your country if you were abroad. But I can imagine that is not going to fly if you plan on being away for a very long time though :P. Also: did you happen to keep a list of insurance companies that were willing to do it ?
In that sense things change rapidly and new and better companies may arise. Better check with locals or use iOverlander app to find these kind of info.
2020.09.03 23:40 dr_van_nostrenIntentional (probably) short printing?
So, Gonna be honest, I’m not exactly chasing Luis Robert. Frankly I’m a Mariners fan (man they stink, but getting better!) but as it’s a high value guy, of course you WANNA pull it. I watched the Jabs Family (I get the feeling lots of you guys will know who that is) Topps Chrome hobby box video the other day. Not all of it, it’s 5+ hours it’s insane. But it took him 7 boxes iirc to hit a Robert. This is a product with only 200 base cards. I’ve opened 4 hanger boxes and 2 blasters, haven’t seen a Robert or Kyle Lewis base. I did get a Lewis retro, which I quite like but as far as value goes they seem on the lower end. Got Yordan/Bichette/Aquino retros and a couple Aquino base as well. I also got an auto, which if I read the odds right (hard to read and the baseball ones seem a little less clear to me than hockey) it seems like that was insanely low odds. Some pitcher named James Marvel, doesn’t seem to be worth much, but I love auto cards. I also found a hobby box of Stadium Club yesterday, got a pretty good price imo since it was the initial offering, it’s a nice product. Probably won’t be able to get anymore at a fair price lol. That said, again, no Robert. Got Lewis (nice picture), Bichette (VERY nice picture CN tower in the background) and Aquino along with some cool legends of course, my 2 autos were Yamamoto (who based on YouTube videos seems like he’s kinda the dud auto everyone gets) and Karinchak iirc something like that. Anyways, after all that rambling point is, I’ve opened like 200+ cards of two different sets and not seen this dude. Wouldn’t normally strike me as odd, except I have multiple doubles from chrome AND after watching a chunk of the Jabs video it really feels like they’re short printing those Roberts without actually saying they’re short print. Thoughts?
2020.08.29 19:27 EveryXtakeYouCanMakeI hate that I didn't know all of this sooner.
TL;DR Simply impossible to sustain video production using current business model. Doing this as a podcast is the only solution. And that stinks. But okay. Video doesn't work. Here's 5 reasons why: I have to read from a teleprompter; my eyes don't blink :/ I just read... I hate it. Next, I have to insert a lot of b-roll to insure that I can make this an actual visual experience. Without b-roll, it is simply my unblinking face on the screen for 20 minutes at time. There is no appeal in that. Whatsoever. Then we have the fact that, 1 20 minute episode takes 15 hours to make. 1 episode... No, ifs, ands, or buts. Reason? Think about this; When you run a company, you delegate if able. You have to. I have 3 rolls in this production that are not able to be delegated. 1. My story, so only I can write 2. I have to be physically present to film and 3. Only I know what b-roll to use (maps, specific imagery from my memory, locations, you know, B-ROLL, things I remember that can fill the space of my talking head in video), those 3 jobs require 15 hours of my time just to do 20 minutes of edited footage. Problem is, in order for production of this show to be done in 2 years, I need 100 minutes of content a week. Probably. That means to do 100 minutes in video, it will take me, 5 episodes times 15 hours (that it takes to film 1 episode) and you get 75 hours a week... of work that only I can do... 75 hours. That is directly from the data collected. Impossible. It's impossible to do. Period. I have to do 3 jobs, I am unblinking and unnatural sounding because I have to focus on reading while trying to not look crazy looking on camera, and don't even get me started on how it will make you feel to have me looking at you dead in the eyes while I'm talking about some of the craziest things you have ever heard. I have to use the teleprompter and talk about sex acts and stuff.... That's not gonna be comfortable for anyone. At all. Only choice is podcast. It sucks. I really wanted this to be a visual thing. I really spent a lot of money on the wrong equipment. Now I'm in the process of selling the equipment because I don't need anything but audio recording equipment. The right recording equipment. Better mic (XLR), pre-amp and components. That being said, I will still be producing content in the meantime using my Yeti. This has to adapt though. I can't push myself 75 hours a week for 2 years. I can't. BUT, with podcasting, I can actually write and record about 200 minutes a week. That would put me done with all of my parts in 1 year, and we can have content ready to go for one more complete year while I focus on all of my goals for this and for many other things as well. Many things. I'm a person that you pretty much have to get used to seeing; I'm not going anywhere. I'm really like Musk honestly. Like, I'm-going-to succeed-and-do-great-things-for-everyone type thinking. You know what I'm sayin? Or Mr. Rogers; I want to teach good. It's all about "Good." Anyway, I won't sound dead when I'm reading anymore either ;) The software Audacity is amazing in that, I can literally hit the stop button if I don't like how a sentence sounded, erase that part, re-record JUST THAT PART, and make it sound like I'm really into it, and not just reading it. Sigh... there are so many perks to the podcast, but I lose video. That really does make me very sad. Really. I really spent 2 years getting the nerve up to do this, thinking the whole time I needed video. Now that we started the show, this is a major change right at the beginning. I just want to apologize for not knowing sooner. But really, I think things are going to go smoothly from here on out. I just hate that it's a podcast. But, podcast is better than nothing I guess :( I'm sorry. I'm really trying to do whatever I can. I promise. So alllll that being said, I will be writing all weekend. All weekend. Last thing; The Plan. Right now the plan is to launch 3 20 minute episodes a week on YouTube and then combine them into 1 60 minute podcast played at the end of the week. I only said that I don't want to have to work for more than 2 years to produce the show; i never said how long it will take to screen it at that rate. 100 minutes is the 2 year goal, but 3 episodes a week is only 60 minutes. Every 20 minutes off of 100 minutes/week makes the show run that much longer. It's Interstellar stuff; if we record 100 minutes/week, it would take 2 years to screen, 80 minutes/week equals 3 years, 60 minutes/week equals 4 years, 40 minutes a week (video) equals 5 years... and so on. So 3 episodes a week (60 minutes) will take the show 4 years to complete it's entire screening. Maybe down the road when I have a month or 2 or 6 worth of writing and recording uploaded and scheduled, we can run 5 episodes a week, or maybe even longer episodes, but for now, only 3. I gotta put some inventory on the shelf first and foremost. Have to. This is a storytelling business and it most certainly must be run like a business. Completely. Just know this; I've got some love to share, I HOPE to give hope, and I really appreciate everyone that has been with me and walked this really long walk with me so far. For whatever reason you are here, thank you for being here with me. It means a lot. Really.
2020.08.29 14:48 WesleyTheDogMy Experience Replacing the Screen on a New 3DS XL
Hey all Sorry for the long post, but wanted to put some encouragement out there for folks who have a broken 3DS at home, or can't afford new and have some repair skills. I figured I would share my experience changing the screen on a New 3DS XL (N3DS here on out). I have a 2DSXL and gave my son my old 2DS. He's really been wanting to upgrade, so I've been scouring eBay for either a good deal or a broken unit to try to fix. I didn't tell him I was doing this, as I didn't want to get his hopes up. Everything I've read about this repair made it seem like I had a 60/40 shot. I figured I had slightly better odds, as I used to do cell phone and tablet repair as a side gig, so I had decent tools and experience with small parts. As luck would have it, I found a Galaxy Edition that was in pretty darn good shape except for a cracked LCD screen. I paid more than I wanted (around $65), and then picked up a screen for around $20. The N3DS arrived first, so I watched a couple tear down videos and started taking it apart. These videos were the most helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpAjW8ioQgY&t=499s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPvEJWjsVY&t=152s. The disassembly wasn't all too hard. Just took my time and followed the videos (a lot of rewinding). I did take a few pictures throughout so I could remember ribbon folds and placement. The too hardest steps in the tear down were:
getting the hinge barrel out (lots of force and holding the 3DS at the right angle)
rolling up the screen cable and feeding it through the slot
For me, the hinge was the far more difficult part, as it just didn't seem to want to budge and I thought I was going to break something. Feeding the ribbon cable through the hole wasn't extremely tough, more nerve racking as I didn't want to tear the other flex cables. I found that twirling it around a pair of tweezers was easiest (kind of like spaghetti on a fork) and then feeding it through. Next comes the screen and putting it all back together. Again, I watched the videos before getting started. All my screws were organized and ready. I waiting to remove the plastic screen cover until the new one came to avoid smudges and dust. Removing the plastic is where I made a mistake. When you are removing the screen cover, you want to remove the black adhesive frame with it. I didn't do that and paid for it in the next steps. The hardest part of this repair (because I had to then re-apply the black tape) was getting the plastic screen cover to line up with the top case. I know, sounds simple, and probably is, but darn it if I didn't have to reseat the thing three times. The first time I didn't even notice it was off-center and got nearly the whole top case back together (speakers in, 3D slider and volume slider in, etc). Note for future repairers, check the screen before all that. They make it look easy in the video, but again, this really got me flustered. The worst part of having to reseat the screen is that one of the cable came away from the pretty delicate speaker (so I lost sound in one speaker). I had never soldered before, so figured I'd see if I can get this thing working, and if so, I'll come back and try to solder it back another day. I also damaged the 3D slider. Not very upset about this. After getting the screen on you have to feed the cable back through the hinge. Again, tough, but if you have tweezers and patience, not the toughest part of the repair. As with disassembly, the toughest part was that darn hinge barrel. I pushed and pushed, even bent my favorite Wiha screen driver, trying to get that thing in. Found myself deep in the YouTube comments of the videos, and someone had a tip. You have to have the 3DS nearly open so the hinge lines up. After longer than I'd care to admit, the hinge slid in. The rest of the assembly was okay. just need to finish feeding cables and snapping ribbons back in place. I will say it's easy to forget to re-attach the C-Stick, depending on which video you follow. Don't get discouraged if the screen doesn't boot up the first time. I had to take the back cover over back off at least three times and go back through all the ribbon cables. The two that sit under the board were the toughest to connect, but again, be patient. Take a break if you need, it's not a race. After the third time of taking the back plate off, the thing booted! Both screens working? Check. Audio okay? Check. 3D slider? No, but to heck with it. Will it play games? Check and double check. Everything was working really well. In full hero dad mode, when my son woke up, I asked him if he wanted to play. I casually tossed the 3DS on his pillow and he gave me one of those, "What's this?" looks. It was so satisfying and made the late night worth it. He was so stinking happy. We got his account all transferred over (I know, I should have done it the night before, but I had to go buy a new SD card). Now the 2DS will be passed on to my daughter and we'll try to get her playing Pokemon ASAP. Would I do this again? Meh, probably. I love to tinker and it's satisfying to make broken tech work again. What would I do differently?
I'd try to score a cheaper unit. After paying around $90-$95 after shipping, I could have purchased a refurb from Nintendo for around $30 more. However, it wouldn't be the Galaxy edition, which looks really cool.
Take a bit more time and relax. I really wanted him to get this on a weekend, so I pushed a little faster than I should have.
Happy to post pictures if you'd like, but being lazy. TLDR: Bought a broken N3DSXL on eBay and fixed it for my son. Worth it.
2020.08.29 00:13 Valkorsia_SPVGWhile Goons are trying sell they've changed in Asher's post declaring it so, seems toxic crap was deleted by admins - in the same post
So, I woke up early, grabbed some coffee, smoked a cigar, watched the sunrise and wanted to see where that train wreck of a Goon spin thread went yesterday. https://www.reddit.com/Eve/comments/ih6zk1/why_goons_are_the_good_guys_of_eve_an_essay_by/ I opened the entire spider-web of brigaded crap up, see all the 277 downvotes posts and strings at the bottom, and notice things are missing. Hmmmmmm. Edit: for clarity. TEST never came here and glory posted that we're 'changed'. We know we still have issues sometimes. We work on them. This was my favorite one, after he trolled me on this subject and I finally explained it in detail to him: https://i.imgur.com/J1twBH2.png NalanaVos: https://evewho.com/characte351496082 ... A peek into TEST General Discord. Goon spais already lurk there, so .. we also have this cool bot called Dungarmatic, who remembers things and talks sometimes. https://i.imgur.com/0DMy8uh.png https://i.imgur.com/N222bzI.png Yes, I had permission to post those :) That was yesterday, after Asher's - Goons have changed post ... So other stuff was zipped off the page, too by admins: https://i.imgur.com/Nzz6vgI.png https://i.imgur.com/BAxiQo7.png You can find old deleted posts here. https://snew.notabug.io/Eve/comments/ih6zk1/why_goons_are_the_good_guys_of_eve_an_essay_by/ Hell, even wallywot .. naughty poem was deleted from Asher's post. It was right here: https://i.imgur.com/tqiV0Gq.png ... Since I know this will be tossed out there, since a Goon threw it at me today, here you go: https://imgur.com/a/q55VJgE That's a soft counter troll on the same 'concern' that someone tossed my way - once again. Pretty sure the admins have seen it. When a post is deleted, I think it also deletes the string below it, but an admin will have to clarity that, not totally 100% sure. So, for days Goons have been hard trolling people (me especially) about 'seek help, see a shrink, get a counselor, don't hurt yourself, we're worried about you, check into a psych ward' and other such shitty comments. #Fake concern, B4R bullshit. I mean, in one thread, Goons jerked off and upvoted comments in a string of that tripe. All deleted by admins. Shame, too, because it was a John Harley post, which was kinda funny. He's not a bad poster. Much better than Jay Amazingness imo :) John is just to the point. I like that at war with Goons or not. I like that quality in a man or woman. Listen, I just post with passion. I love TEST and my corp. I'm never :mad: or anything, and if I come off that way, it's not intended. Maybe perception due to my writing style. That's the second most overused meme on eve 'u mad'. Yeah, I've used it, too. But I digress. I mean, it's 2020. Bizarre, stressful things all over the world going down and in the US especially now. The CDC has even written about alarming rates of suicide. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwvolumes/69/wmm6932a1.htm Well, these are the type of comments that could lead a real mentally unstable to actually do the deed and off themselves. I'm not one, and perfectly sane. If really concerned, use the Reddit button to report. It's on the front page. They then reach out to the person in a PM with suicide hotline info. It's happened before on Reddit - people killing themselves over a post or two or cyberbullying - and they even now have an option to report targeted harassment. All media sites are now cracking down on this type of posting, by the way. Seems Reddit is cracking down on this now. eve admins are more aggressive now, as you can even see in recent posts here on Pg. 1. So, at first, I was like, fuck this, I'll just report it. An admin here contacted me and helped after a few reports. Then, I decided a couple days ago, why report at all? I'll just let Goons look like idiots on 'hard trolls' fake #concern post on suiciding, and #fake B4R trolling. Makes them look worse. So I just soft trolled back. 'Comments like. "You seem to be an expert, did you have a psychology degree like Mittens? 'Tell how it feels"' ... or ... 'Sounds like you have experience, please tell me what it's like talking to a counselor." I even went on to joke and ask one Goon nerd who said in a string of crap 'seek help' or some shit, to explain if he could tell me what it was like to get a lobotomy, since he clearly didn't get it. Gonna hard troll me? I'll soft you you right back on this subject. Have I seen counselors? Who hasn't? I saw two marriage counselors for a couple years to fix some shit with a relationship. But let me tell you the real reason why this talk lights me up. My mother died about 3 years and suffered from serious bipolar depression most of her life, but managed. I took care of her the last 5 years of her life and watched her slide into vascular dementia. That ain't fun, trust me. When mum was going through this stuff back then in the 70s, there was a drug called Lithium, used to treat it depression. Well, today, you can find a very significant number of patients in kidney dialysis due to this drug. It's very hard on the kidneys, where it's processed. Mum had stage 5 kidney disease due to it. She got a 'hot' overdose of liquid Lithium and a hospital once, and it did some damage. I saw mom go through her ups and downs over the years, since the age of 27, when it began. She was in many mental hospitals over the years for episodes, but managed to raise two boys and do a pretty good job at it imo. I took her to many of those places, and let me tell you, some aren't pretty; especially back then. She held down major jobs for architecture firms and unions, went back to school in So. Cal. in her 50s, chasing her masters degree. She accomplished a lot in her life and was a caring, loving mum. So if I get a bit sensitive about being trolled about psych wards, suicide and 'seek help before somethings happens to you', this is why I tend to get a little unnerved. No one knows what it's really like to visit your relatives in a mental institution, tied to a bed, strapped in, and lethargic from medications pumped in by psychiatrists. Sadly, today's drugs are only a little better, and still not advanced as physical medical science. So much we still don't know about the brain. You also don't know me. Now, to ancient Goon culture. Yes, Goons are trying to make a shift, but imo, it's not all there yet. Is TEST? No. We still have some edgelords, too. But with Goons, a lot of that is the vile I see spewed on Meta Show by Mittens. Brisc isn't so bad tbh. He just nods a lot at Mittens, agrees and laughs. The Mittani does a lot of personal attacks on individuals. That stinks to me, personally. I do not speak for TEST as an entity, but I don't like it myself. I've now come to just snark at it, move along. Can't even watch the show it's so much Goon spin. Then he throws my name around a few times and brings me up in State of the Goonion. So I guess it's open field day on ve for ol' Valky now, right? Take your best shot, Mittens, I guess. Send your psyops cowboys after me on eve. idgaf tbh. Space fame is nice. Appreciated, pal. Everytime I post anything, you're Goon nerds downvote the shit out of, so congrats to your psyops button smashers, I guess. Call me nuts, with your self-proclaimed psychology shit on Twitch. idgaf Next time we meet at Eve Vegas, where I live, maybe you'll actually shake my hand, instead of being so full of yourself, you just couldn't be bothered. No one at the table could get a word in edgewise; you were too busy yapping about yourself with your overblown ego and some blonde chick on your arm. Then, Olmeca_Gold steps to the plate yesterday and fires a shot over the bow. Well, Goons and Olmeca have a history, so .. and I'm not getting into that. Not my business and there's ALWAYS two sides to every story. https://www.reddit.com/Eve/comments/ihuehk/no_asher_goons_havent_been_the_good_guys_lately/ One of the points he made was exactly how many of us - the Eve community at large - feel about Goons. Why? Mittens and his blabber.
Apart from doxxing, in his post, Asher doesn't deal with general toxicity and gaslighting too much. When he does, uses the official line. Meta Show toxicity is brushed off as roleplaying. Member toxicity is brushed off as "everyone has edgelords" or "these are not leaders". Let's begin with the Meta Show. It's problem is Mittani's style. You can say it's roleplaying. But it has consequences. That style, the talking points, the koolaid trickles down to line members. We have to deal with it later on when we are in mediums with Goon linemembers, such as Eve, CSM Discord, TIS Discord, and others. It has game-eroding consequences.
Valid imo, whether I pre-judge him or not on anything tbh. That's basically what the eve community, except for Imperium, have said.
About the gasligthing, it wasn't only me. Mittani publicly admitted several times that he uses target calling boogiemen to create cohesion and make their lives harder. Just think of how many MAJOR boogiemen Mittani has gone through merely past few years. Gevlon, Gigx, me, now Vily, Brave, more... You won't see Vily or Gobbins making weekly shows about how some enemies are backstabbers. If you wan't to see how motivation creation should look like, just contrast Dunk's awesome Not the SOTA series with Meta Show. Dunk is like the antithesis of Mittani and has been effectively proving that you don't need toxic gasligthing in order to motivate your people. Moreover, if you are the kind of leader who uses that then you'll get the kind of people who respond to that prominent in your alliance and culture. The theme trickles down, and even if you guys are all friendly in your organization, meetups and so on; it is us non-Goons who have to deal with the toxicity.
... See the rest of his post for links and source material. Notice, Goons didn't address those points at all in his post? Like hell, hate him or not, answer the man. So then I went searching for penifSMASH post's. See, I used to fly with penif and I've never, ever seen him unload like this. eve knows him as a guy with one-word posts. That string remains in the Asher post - although some deletes of other comments. It's a long string of 72 posts, just enjoy and scroll down. Understand, penif went #fuckGoons for a long, long time, killed lots of Gons over the years and just came back for WWB II and rejoined GSF. I wanted to see if Gons continued to eat their own and slap him around, which was pretty shitty imo. I told him o7 in his comments, because it took balls. He manned up in the same post to his shit and has before. So why some Goons attack him now, I have no clue. https://www.reddit.com/Eve/comments/ih6zk1/why_goons_are_the_good_guys_of_eve_an_essay_by/g2ybuad/?sort=controversial TEST has this bylaw. 'Don't be a dick' .. it works. Although diplo reactions can vary depending on interpretation and actions. But it generally works. I tell my corp the same thing. Be right, don't engage obvious nerds in alliance or Legacy, take the high road. If it goes to diplo, grab me. Because I wanna be there to hear it all. Now, want a real peak into the really old Goon culture I experienced during the Great War with Band of Brothers? Some Goons will recognize this string of names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDe64MX83p8 Old, 2009 YouTube vid. This is basically word for word I troll I did on GoonSwarm forums. There's a little embellishment the, I'm sure, especially by the lady talking Goon #fake Good leader there. I dunno, I thought it was a good troll, but penif laughs atm me and links it every now and then. I do think he probably doesn't like me, but I did like many of the old Goonier nerds in FailBlops and had a blast on 3 toons with them and learned a lot. There used to be a guy named Ribeye Jacksom https://zkillboard.com/characte790718213/ Dude taught me a lot about BLOPs and how to fly a proper Falcon. Yelled and shit, but I learned. Back then, Falcon's were good, not shit and just cynos like today. Maybe OP then, some argue, but whatever. The entire game was different. I did that stint in Goons a little over a year during that war through the south to Period Basis and finally Delve. Do I claim to be a pvp God? Nope, typical links in fleets and F1'er. I suck at solo. I like small gang. ... Ok, now to the nuts and bolts of what I wanna say. Listen homies. We have ALL said things we regret or wish we handled differently. If you convince yourself that you're not one, then maybe you're a nun, I dunno. We could spend all day looking for old shit someone said 'back in the day' in leadership or whatever. Let's not. This is one crazy fucking year, friends. And culture has shifted everywhere. Let's be KIND to each other, just a bit, as we troll and shitpost. I'm going to make an effort myself. Someone remind me if I slip, ok? I can or be misunderstood. Am I making excuses for past behavior by TEST leadership? Hell no. I said my peace in that thread and got slammed for it, so whatever. That's Durr's to handle, and he did, btw. https://www.reddit.com/Eve/comments/ii6hfk/a_fun_throwback_to_the_current_ceo_of_dreddit/g35mje4/ Have I been banned here? Yeah, one 3-day ban recently for posting too much in one thread for 5 hrs, literally blew it up with responses. I was wired on coffee and stoned, as I recall, so fuck it. Was a 110F degree day in Vegas and that's like 44c or some shit. I'm inside in the air conditioner. I also like typing and writing. Another time when I told ol Rusrog to 'kill himself'. I didn't say 'in game', which is generally acceptable around here btw. Who PM's me today? lol Rus. We been chatting since my post in the Goon thread where I came clean on my deal with him a few years back. We're good. https://www.reddit.com/Eve/comments/ii6hfk/a_fun_throwback_to_the_current_ceo_of_dreddit/g34r3d1/ As to myself, personally, granted, I do shitpost here. Sometimes people can't tell if troll or not; sarcastic straight-face humor. Sorry, I'm a George Carlin fan :) Even TEST's own command has told me the same thing. Dran literally can not detect one of my good trolls. Told me this the other and to chill in command Discord because sometimes we get to bantering with SUAD there, and the new people can't tell if troll or serious. Baldur - acting CEO of Dreddit - told me I've literally distorted and watered down the words 'trolling and shitposting' in CEO/director command Discord lol. Well, maybe sometimes I do troll too hard and whack a few over the head sometimes and keep going with a good troll too long; that's me tbqh. I wrote for a living for years and type 90 wpm and pop off. I'm honestly too old for the bullshit much anymore, in my mid50s. I grew up on 4chan before eve and half the players here were born born tbh. As CEO, SPVG can't even tell when I'm trolling sometimes, and we have a meme-type of fun pvp culture. Not joking. SUAD has a similar meme culture, our sister corp, because they are just awesome beans and we wuv them tbh. There's a look at me I've not shown many here. Non-trolly Valk. But that's my opinion. Bottom line. War or not, let's ALL be human to each other, especially in these crazy times. Let's ALL continue to weed out this toxic crap. You, too, Mittens, if you actually can. I'll certainly try, and if anyone here sees me going hard, PM me or post it and let me know, and I'll attempt to clarify or apologize, which I've done here. I even have Goon friends here I chat with in posts, in our corp Discord and other places. We don't chat ~opsec shit and don't ask. Peace out space friends and enemies. Kill shit, pew pew, hf, gl, gf and gg. o7 tldr: Shoot shit, pew, shitpost, but let's be fucking human beings to each other.
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