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2020.09.30 21:53 RedEdSpaghetti DDLC Broken Skies The Novel...the finishing chapters

Chapter Forty One: Futures Partially Revealed

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Well, this is it! Mom and I have said our goodbyes. I really hate seeing tears in her eyes, but I know that they weren’t totally sad tears. She said over and over how proud she was of me going to university to study mental health. It sure took me a while to figure out that course of action, but looking back, it now seems so obvious! I was not that different from Sayori in that I was always trying to pick people up…to get them to look at themselves from a different perspective…to help them find some joy in their life. And now, I begin to make it a career. I am at peace with my decision, even though it will take me far from mom and from my friends. Monika is going to a university hundreds of miles away. Yuri’s is not as far, but still not close. Sayori has never settled on what she wants to do, so she is staying put, working until she can decide. Natsuki, of course, still has her final year to finish. We all hope that she is able to keep the Literature Club going in some form. Maybe if she promises to bake cupcakes every week…nah. It will be better if she finds students who want to be there for the literature.

I receive a notice on my phone. Aw! My train is going to be delayed! Well, I guess I will just have to sit here with my thoughts. I reminisce about the past couple of years, the friendships that I was able to develop, and then how those friendships were altered forever. I never would have dreamed that I, a person who had basically withdrawn from the world for years, would end up having 4 wonderful girls want to be with me. And then, being in the middle of a dream situation for most guys, not having those romantic feelings for any of them. How weird is that?

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Chapter Forty Two: Sayori’s Future Revealed

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In the time after graduation, I mulled over my future. The thing that I wanted most was out of my reach it seems.
And so I think about all of the different options, none of which are very appealing.

Yuri and Monika have both left for university already. Natsuki, of course, still has a year in high school to finish. Kishi is leaving today. We said good bye last night, knowing that he would be very busy today. My heart has been heavy ever since, and I didn’t sleep well last night. That was due in part to his leaving, but also due to another strange dream that I had.

All 5 of us were on a small cruise boat when suddenly, the weather started getting rough. Dark clouds had blown in from the west…clouds so dark that they almost blotted out the sun. The wind picked up and made it difficult to stand normally. The tiny ship was tossed. We were told to go below. But as we were trying to do so, a huge wave made the boat lean one way and then back the other way. It was all I could do to grab onto something, which turned out to be a rope tied to rigging on the deck. I happened to see Kishi clinging to the railing along the steps. Then I heard voices crying out from a distance. It was Monika, Yuri, and Nat’s voices! They must have been swept overboard! But before anyone could do anything, another wave rocked the boat. I heard another voice yelling “Hang on Sayori. Don’t let go!” Then, I woke up.

I decided to get up, rather than risk falling back into that dream. I ate a quick breakfast and headed out to a local park. The setting was so bittersweet for me. It was so nice to see the children playing together, reminding me of my childhood with Kishi…all the good times we shared.

On the other hand, I looked around and it seemed like every bench had a couple on it…some young, some older. It reminds me of my feelings for Kishi and how he is leaving my life. I know he said that he will be back often, but it won’t be the same. As I look up at the gray skies, I suddenly spy a small shaft of sunlight breaking through the clouds. And, just as suddenly, I know what I must do. I run home and make preparations. Then, the moment of truth. I grab my phone and send a text.

“Hey! Change of plans! Is there still time to come along with you?”

I wait anxiously for a response. He tells me that the train is late and he is waiting at the station. I ask him if he can wait for me. I get to the station as fast as I can with two small bags of essentials. The rest can wait.

“What made you change your mind?”, he asks as we embrace.

“The thought of being away from you!” I told him. He smiles at me

I knew that his feelings towards me had not changed, but he agreed to let me stay with him until I could get a job and a place of my own. Well, that was the original plan. After I landed a job as a customer service representative, and began to get some money put away, I told him that I would start looking for a place of my own.

“Don’t worry about it.” he told me. “You are welcome to stay. It’s not like I have a social life to worry about.”

That is true. He is totally dedicated to his studies. His passion for his calling is incredible. I can’t wait to see him after he graduates and starts being able to help people.

The years went by rather quickly, all things considered. I started to notice a change in him after his second year. One day I was working in the kitchen while he studied in the living room. I caught him staring at me and smiling.

“What?” I asked.

“Nothing.” he replied.

“Well then stop looking at me with that smile on your face.”

“I would like to say that I appreciate you. Thanks for taking care of the household chores.”

He was so involved with his studies, I figured that it was the least I could do to let him focus. And I didn’t mind at all since I had finally figured out what I wanted to do in my life. I want to be a housewife! I would often spend my lunch time at a park across the street and see moms with their toddlers. It would always tug at my heartstrings. The only problem was…how was I going to get there. I didn’t have a social life either. Still, I hadn’t let go of the rope.

Time marches on and Kishi’s graduation was only months away. I decided to bug him about his plans for after graduation. He had not sent out any resumes at all, nor had he set up any interviews. He said that he wanted to keep his focus on studying.

“Graduation is almost here, and you still don’t know where you’re going!” I admonished him.

“Hey, I didn’t even know I was going into this career until late in my 3rd year of high school. Why should this be any different?”

I shook my head as I smiled at him. “And here I thought you had changed!”

“I did make one decision about my future though.”

“You did? What is that?”

“Sayori, will you marry me?”

I was in total shock. I couldn’t even move for several seconds. Finally, I ran over to him, wrapped my arms around his neck, kissed him and said “Yes!”. Now, his future plans, or rather the lack of them, was of greater concern to me. We talked about staying put for a while. We also talked about moving in with his mom. Of course, I couldn’t resist calling him a momma’s boy after he brought up that possibility. But I was not opposed to it. I always liked his mom.

The next day, Kishi went to get the mail. When he came back into the apartment, he was opening a letter.

He read it and stood paralyzed for a moment, then he started to shake. I noticed and asked what was wrong.

“It’s not what’s wrong, it’s what’s right! This is incredible!” he said as he handed me the letter.

It read…

“Dear Kishi

I hear that you are close to graduating and that your studies have been exemplary. I am writing this in hopes that maybe you haven’t secured a job yet. I have an opening if you would be interested in discussing it. You can call me at the number on the business card, if you want to set up a time.

Congratulations and good luck, whatever course you may take,

Dr. Shitori”

A look of shock came over my face.

“And we were just talking about moving back home! I can’t believe this!” I exclaimed.

Needless to say, Kishi was incredibly thankful to get to work with Dr. Shitori. He often talks about how much he learns from him…so many things that the text books didn’t cover. He has truly found his calling in life.

We had been back home a couple of years when I became pregnant. We had a boy that we named Haruto, in reference to both of our desperately needing sunshine in our lives during the dark times. Kishi’s mom helped out when she was home. She loved spending time with her grandson, and she would always watch him if I had an errand to run. That came in handy a couple of years later. I had some doctor appointments to go to. I decided not to tell Kishi what they were for and his mom agreed to keep it secret. She knew what was going on.

So, we were sitting in the living room one evening, watching our son play with his toys, while Kishi’s mom was preparing dinner. He looked at me and told me that he didn’t think that his life couldn’t be any more complete. I gave him an ornery smile.

“What is that look for?” he asked inquisitively.

“Let’s just say that we might want to start looking for a bigger house.” I said cryptically.

He was puzzled for a moment, and then the light bulb went on.

“Really?! When?”

“In about 7 months. They said it’s a girl.”

“I hope she’s just like you.” he told me, smiling.

I smiled and lay my head on his shoulder. I don’t think my life could be any more complete.

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Chapter Forty Three: Yuri’s Future Revealed

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As I am waiting for my train to arrive, I get a text.

“Change of plans…can I come with you?”

“I will be waiting at the station.” I reply

Before too long, I see Yuri running towards me.

“What made you change your mind?” I ask.

“I have never met anyone like you and I cannot pass up the chance of happiness with someone.”

Yuri was able to get us a bigger apartment that we moved into. We figured that two could live more cheaply than one. She was able to enroll at Osaka and we settled in at school, both of us totally focused on our studies. Neither one of us had a social life at all. We didn’t make it back home too often but one day, near the end of our second year in school, Yuri came back from visiting her grandparents. She seemed very concerned, so I asked what was wrong.

“It’s my grandparents.” she told me. “Grandmother is starting to have issues with her health. Grandfather is not a big man and he might have trouble trying to take care of her, if it comes to that. I am worried that he might get hurt trying to help her.”

“Can’t you set up a visiting nurse or something like that to help?” I asked her.

Yes, we can but it doesn’t make me feel any better. They took such good care of me after my parents died. I don’t know where I would be without their help. I just want to help them to repay what they did for me.”

“Well, that is very understandable. So, does that mean that you be dropping out of university?”

“It’s not an immediate need.” she replied. “I’m just thinking into the future about what could happen.”

“Just don’t over think it Yuri. Don’t let what might happen interfere with what is happening right now. Just some friendly advice from your amateur psychiatrist.”

She smiles at me. “Thanks Kishi. You’re right, I don’t want to let worry take over my thinking. It’s okay to plan for the future, but not to obsess over the future, right?”

“Now where would you have heard something like that before?” I ask, smiling. “Anyways, if there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know.”

“I appreciate your offer Kishi, and I will let you know.”

She did end up asking me for help a couple of times. I was able to move some heavy items around for them. It was nice to get to know them also. They are such nice people.

By the end of our third year, my feelings towards Yuri began to change. We were so comfortable living together and she continued to become more relaxed with me. The stammering that used to fill her speech was almost entirely gone. I also noticed that the books that she was reading for pleasure were no longer in the horror genre. In fact, she had begun to read more books like the type that she had given me at the club’s second gift exchange!

I decided to ask her about it.

“I wondered if you would notice the change.” she said in reply. “As a mental health student, you will probably love this answer. I have found that I don’t connect with weird characters any more. I guess you could say that I feel more ‘normal’. And I blame you for that.” She had a big smile on her face as she finished.

“Now Yuri, is there really anything such as ‘normal’?” I asked, laughing. “But seriously, I am so glad that you are feeling better about yourself. You are such a wonderful young lady. I can’t wait to see the impact that you have when you become a teacher.”

“Your confidence in me is inspiring. I have begun to believe that I can make a difference.” she said, but then her smile faded away.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“Just thinking about the person that I was when I met you. I can’t believe that you went so far out of your way to help me. And then, the whole situation with my math teacher. Any other guy would have stopped talking to me and telling all of his friends how crazy I was. But you stuck by me and…”

Tears are now streaming down her face. I sat down beside her on the couch and wiped them away.

“Yuri, that’s all in the past. It is wonderful to see how far you have come. It’s great to see how far I have come! If you stop and think about it, had I not had my breakdown, I might never have considered a career in mental health. I might not even have gone to university at all! Some people think that things happen for a reason, or by divine intervention. Maybe this was one of those times. I probably could have done without getting slapped twice in two days, but in the end it will be worth it. Even if I can only help one person, it will be worth it.”

She gives me a small smile. “Yes, I suppose that you are right. I look forward to seeing you help a lot of people, just like you have helped me.” And with that, she gave me a hug.

For some reason, that conversation was a turning point for me. I began to discover feelings for Yuri that went beyond friendship. Over time, those feelings grew. Towards the end of our third year, I was home visiting mom. As we were catching up on our lives, she mentioned that she was thinking of selling the house and getting an apartment near me. She reasoned that she really didn’t need the space, especially since she didn’t spend a lot of time at home anyhow. I told her that she might want to hold off on those plans.

“Oh? Why might that be?” she asked in return.

“Well, things might change for me next year.” I said as I pulled out a little jewelers box and opened it.

Her eyes lit up. “You mean…you and Yuri?” I nodded my head.

“I plan on asking her when I get back home. Of course, if she says no, then you can go ahead with your plans. But, if she says yes, she has talked about needing to move back in with her grandparents. She feels like she owes them for taking care of her after her parents accident. So, I would guess that both of us would be moving in there.”

“If she says no, then she needs to become your patient for analysis!” she replied laughing. “I’m kidding. I may or may not be biased about how great a guy you are. I just want what is best for both of you, whether that is with each other or apart.”

‘I know mom and I appreciate that. I’ve gotten to see more of the real her through these past few years. She really is a wonderful girl. I think that life just dealt her a death blow, and somehow she survived it. Now she is getting back to being herself. She credits me for a lot of that. I’m not sure how big a part I played. I really think that it was all of us in the club who helped her.”

“I would agree, but I think you were the major player in that. You spent a lot of time with her, especially when she was having trouble with her math teacher. You were like her knight in shining armor, even though I warned you not to.” Her tone turned a little stern at that point. Time to change the subject.

“Anyhow, I need to ask you something. If she does say yes and if we do start making plans, do you think that I should invite my father? I know from your comments that you still have some resentment towards him and I don’t want you to be uncomfortable being around him.”

“Now what makes you say such a thing?”

“Well, it seems like every time I exhibit a characteristic that you don’t like, you tell me that I must have gotten that from my father. It’s just something that I have noticed over the years.”

“Well, aren’t you the amateur psychiatrist? I have to admit though, you are right. I still haven’t totally let go of my resentment towards him. And I know that I shouldn’t make remarks like that to you. You also got some good traits from him…and some bad ones from me as well. In the end though honey, it’s your wedding, hopefully, and it is up to you to decide. I don’t want my feelings to stop you from inviting him.”

“Okay. I guess I will have to think about that then. Thanks for being honest with me. Now, I guess it’s time for me to head back and find out if my future plans are about to change.”

“Well, I hope that it turns out well. I agree that she is a nice girl and I think you two would be a great couple.”

“Thanks mom. I love you.”

“I love you too honey. Can’t wait to hear what she says!”

“You’re the first person I’ll call.”

I came up with a plan to totally surprise her. I bought one of those fake books that have a hidden compartment inside and put the box inside it. Then I approached her as she sat studying one night.

“Hey Yuri, have you ever read this book?” I asked with as straight a face as I could muster. I handed her the book.

“Oh! ‘The Art of War’? Yes I have.” she replied.

“Well, something seems different about this copy. Would you take a look inside for me please?”

She opened the cover and sat there in silence for what seemed an eternity. Finally, she looked up at me, jumped to her feet, wrapped her arms around me and nearly knocked me over!

“Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!” she screamed.

“Gee, and I was worried that you might say no!” I said laughing, at which she smacked my arm.

Well we decided that the wedding should wait until after graduation. Both of us wanted to keep our focus on our studies. We also decided to have it back in our hometown. After the ceremony, we moved in with her grandparents. It worked out well for us. We were able to help them and, at the same time, didn’t have to worry about paying rent. Now, we just needed to find work. I knew just where to start my search. I went to see an old friend who had helped me in the past.

“Hello Kishi,” he said warmly as I stepped into his office, “have a seat and get comfortable. Can I get you something to drink?”

“No sir, I’m fine.” I replied, “I have to admit, it’s a little strange being here but not for therapy.”

“You progressed out of the need for therapy very quickly. You learned very well what triggered your episode and have managed to avoid being over stressed, with the help of your friends of course.”

I nod my head in agreement.

“So, what brings you here today, if not for therapy?” he asked.

“Well sir, I am hoping that you can give me a recommendation for a position somewhere nearby. My wife and I are living with her grandparents as they can use the help. So I don’t want to work too far away. I thought that you might know of any openings in this vicinity.”

“I see,” he replied, “let me think. Yes, I think I know of one that might suit your needs.”

My face lights up with expectancy. “You do? Where is it? Can I ask you to be a reference for me?” The questions just come flowing out of my mouth.

“I’m not sure that I can be a reference for you, “ he says straight-faced, but then smiles and adds, “because the position is here in my offices.”

To say that I was shocked would have been a huge understatement. I just stood there unmoving, barely able to believe what I just heard!

“Are you serious?” I asked.

“I’m your therapist, I would not kid about something like this. I have seen your marks from the university and they are very good. I would have offered you a job sooner, but I didn’t know that you would be moving back home. I would very much like to take you on as an assistant with the possibility of becoming a junior partner, of sorts, down the line…if things work out.”

“Sir, it would be an honor to work with you. I know that I have my degree, but I am certain that I could learn so much more observing you and working with you.”

“That is a good attitude to have! So many graduates think that they have everything down pat and are not open to learning more. They never progress in their knowledge and that can be detrimental to their patient’s well being. Can you start next week?”

“Absolutely! Oh my goodness, Yuri is not going to believe this! I can’t wait to tell her!”

“Well why don’t you go do that right now? We can worry about paperwork later. Welcome aboard!”

I practically fly home because I don’t think my feet were touching the pavement at all. I burst through the door, completely out of breath. Yuri looks at me with concern.

“Did you have a Cerberus chasing you home?” she asks comically.

“Yuri…you will not believe what just happened to me! I am going to work for Dr. Shitori starting on Monday!”

After a moment to take in what I said, she runs over and gives me a big hug.

“Honey, that is wonderful! And we got a double blessing today. I got hired at our high school. I am going to teach literature at our old school!”

I am feeling blown away. What a day this is!

That day was another huge turning point in our lives. I ended up staying with Dr. Shitori through his retirement, at which point I became the primary owner of the business. Yuri loved her teaching job. She even talked a few of her students into starting a literature club! She sits in with them, once in a while, to observe them and always seems to be invigorated after those meetings. We had one child, a boy that we named Asa, partly in tribute to her parents (who were both doctors before their untimely death), and partly due to my career. It’s funny, when I come home at night and he runs up to me and starts telling me about something that happened during the day, I see the same fire in his eyes that I saw in his mother so many years ago. I love seeing that passionate fire!

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Chapter Forty Four: Monika’s Future Revealed

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The time between the end of high school and the start of university was very troubling for me. I was still struggling with my parents expectations for me versus my dreams…obedience versus happiness. My piano lessons had gone incredibly well. My instructor was very impressed with my ability to master the techniques that she presented me with, calling me a “natural”. Could I really go against my parents wishes to follow my dreams? Sometimes I would lie in bed, crying myself to sleep. Why does this have to be so hard?

Now it is the day that I am scheduled to leave for Kyoto University. I have already said my good-byes to the others. Sayori and Natsuki are both staying in town. Yuri left yesterday for Chiba University where she will study Japanese literature. Kishi is also leaving today for Osaka University to study mental health.

I have also said my good-byes to my parents. Seeing their pride as they send me off does nothing for the struggle that is still going on inside of me. How can I disappoint them? They have invested so much in me and my studies. But my heart is still tugging on my brain. I make it to the train station and decide to send one last text to Kishi.

“Hey! Change of plans! Is there still time to come along with you?”

There is a pause, and then I see “Kishi is typing”

“The train is running late so I will be here at the station.”

“Can you wait for me?”

Not much later I see him sitting on a bench in the station. He smiles when he sees me, and stands to give me a hug.

“What made you change your mind?”, he asks me.

“You have given me the courage to stand up for what I want to do, and right now that means studying music, not business.” I tell him.

His demeanor changes to seriousness. “You’re really willing to alienate your parents over this?”

“Oh please don’t make me change my mind!” I plead with him. “This is the hardest thing I have done in my life. But I have decided to chase my dream. I cannot live as a slave to my parents dream.”

Now he smiles at me.

“If that is what you really want to do, then I will support you in any way that I can. But…”, he continues, “What are you going to do about the basics, like housing, and will your parents refuse to fund you in this?”

Okay, I didn’t think about those things. I let out a long sigh.

“Hey, I’ll tell you what,” he says to me, “how about if you stay with me until you can get things in place. That will give you one less thing to worry about.”

“Oh Kishi, I couldn’t impose on you like that!

“Hey, I am offering it to you as a friend. What am I going to do, leave you homeless?”

“You’re too kind.” I tell him. “I guess I don’t really have a better option.”

“Okay, it’s settled then.”

The first thing that I had to do was tell my parents. The phone call went as expected. I am basically an orphan now, having been disowned by my parents. My father hung up on me, leaving me in tears on the couch. Kishi sat down beside me and put his arm around me, pulling my head over onto his shoulder. I knew that it wouldn’t go well but somehow, it still sent my emotions reeling. Why does this have to be so hard?

On the bright side, I was able to get into the music program at Osaka University. I got a recommendation from my piano instructor, which seemed to open the door for me. I will be forever grateful to her. I immediately feel at home in the classes. Kishi has offered to let me stay with him for the duration if I want to. His reasoning is that he has no social life due to his studies, which he is totally committed to. I have no problem accepting his offer as it keeps me close to him. I still haven’t given up hope of being with him.

We both enjoyed our studies and the years went by very quickly. In our third years, I got a major surprise. Kishi had noticed that I would always be a bit depressed when he came home from visiting his mother. I guess it just always reminded me of the giant chasm that existed between me and my parents. So he started asking me to come home with him. It did help some. His mom is such a nice person. I can see why Kishi is the way he is.

I had been preparing for a recital that was coming up, and was practicing as much as I could, wanting everything to be perfect. As I finished one of my pieces, I heard clapping coming from behind me. I turned around to see Kishi and his mother standing in a doorway. I jumped up and ran over to greet her.

“Wow!” I exclaimed, “What brings you to our part of the country?”

“Well,” she said, “I better let Kishi answer that, and she turned to him with a huge smile on her face.

I looked over at him, wondering what was going on. He then proceeded to pull a red rose from behind his back!

“Does this mean what I think it means?” I asked excitedly.

“Monika,” he replied, “I know that you started to like me a long time ago. If you are still willing to have me, I would like to be your boyfriend.”

Well, of course I said yes.

In our last year at university, we decided to get married shortly after graduation. As we were talking over plans, Kishi asked me a question that I really didn’t want to face.

“Are you going to invite your parents?”

“Are you forgetting? I don’t have parents anymore!” I replied.

“You don’t think that they would want to be a part of something so important?” he continues to press.

In reply, I turn the tables on him. “Are you inviting your dad?”

We didn’t discuss it anymore.

We decided to stay in town after graduation. Kishi was able to get a job with the university as an assistant with one of the professors, who had been very impressed by his student. I was honored to be invited to play with many orchestras around the country. Eventually, I was on the road more than I was at home, traveling all over the world. Fortunately, Kishi was somewhat used to being alone due to his mom’s work travel during his high school years. It was a hectic lifestyle for me, but somehow we made it work. Kishi’s mom eventually sold her house and got an apartment near us. She felt she no longer needed a big place, especially since she still spends so much time traveling for her job.

That came in handy a couple of years later. She was able to help us when we had our first child, a boy. I insisted on naming him Kaiyo, which means “to forgive”. I still longed to reconcile with my parents. Kishi could always tell when it was affecting me just by the music I would play on the piano. He would come into the room and wipe away my tears and then wrap me in his arms. I gave birth to our second child a few years later, a girl. Since I had insisted on naming the first child, I let Kishi pick the name for the second. He chose Aina, which means “beautiful eyed woman”. He said it was because she inherited my emerald colored eyes.

Then came the day my world flipped upside down. I was on the road and got a call. I looked at the number and couldn’t believe it. It was my parents number! I sat there, paralyzed, unable to answer. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to answer! But then I thought that something might be wrong with one of them. When the phone rang a second time, I answered. My father explained that he and my mother wanted to meet with me. When I asked why, he said that it would be better to discuss it face-to-face. I told him that I would have to think about it and I would call him back. My mind was spinning. Fortunately, I was heading back home the next night. I definitely wanted to talk to Kishi before making a decision.

“Well,” he said to me after I told him, “it’s something that I think you have wanted for a long time, so why are you hesitant to accept?”

“Because I know my father. There has to be some kind of catch.” I tell him. “There is no way that he is just going to wipe the slate clean and start over.”

“I realize that I don’t know him at all, other than what you’ve shared with me, but aren’t you assuming that he hasn’t changed? Maybe time has softened his heart. Would it hurt to talk with them?”

Eventually, my heart overruled my head, and I agreed to meet with them. We decided that, even though I wanted Kishi to be there for support, it would be better for him to stay behind, rather than risk making the situation any more awkward than it already was. The meeting was rather formal, and I was told that, even though I had been disobedient, they were willing to overlook that and resume having contact with me. He told me that they had seen me perform on television and realized that I had made a successful career for myself. I told them, once again, that I would have to think about it. I also informed them of my marriage, and the fact that we had two children. They looked very surprised. I sensed that my mother was a little bit hurt.

I went home and filled Kishi in on the details of the conversation. He asked me what I wanted to do.

“You know as well as I do how much I have missed them. But still, he just seemed so…condescending towards me. It was like ‘You really messed up, and we don’t forgive you for that but we have decided that we are willing to talk to you.’ I am supposed to just jump into his arms and thank him?” I ask incredulously.

“Look at it this way, hon.” he replied. “They have not changed their basic feeling that you have brought dishonor on the family through your disobedience. And I am not knocking your decision making. You have obviously chosen the best career for yourself. Your choice in husbands could have been better, but I am okay with being married out of my league!“ I bop him with a pillow for that remark.

“Having said all that though, they are making a huge concession in even talking to you again. That is not a small matter in their eyes, don’t you think?” I couldn’t argue with what he said.

So, I agreed to have my parents back in my life. Things were very tense at first, as we all got used to each other. They seemed to accept Kishi, which made me happy. They also were very excited to take on the role of grandparents. Eventually, they sold their business and moved to Osaka to be closer to us. Although my relationship with them can never be what it once was, we are making the best of the situation. One thing is for certain, I am glad that I found the courage to chase my dream…well…both of my dreams!

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2020.09.30 20:48 DontTrimYourAntlers Confessions of a Recovering Nice Guy

Hey Moonhorse. I love your channel. I like the way you tell stories, and I’d like for you to tell mine if you want to. It’s about my journey out of the kneckbeard mindset. Honestly, I could write a whole book about this that would bury Scott Pilgrim for eternity, but I’ll give you the short version. It starts kind of light, but I’m gonna get pretty deep with it, so I might pour a drink if I were you.
At the time, I was your typical internet role playing, cargo shorts wearing, its-not-cartoons-its-anime nice guy. I liked beer, cigarettes, Chinese food, hentai, and not much else. I didn’t have a personality beyond the media I consumed and a festering bog of depression and anxiety. I had no idea how to dress or groom myself and I brushed my teeth little enough to make my dear uncle Moonhorse gag. One of my favorite t-shirts was from Walmart and featured a wolf howling at a full moon. It was pretty bad.
I met my best friend when I was 20. She showed up at a mutual friend’s 420 party with a rich white kid on a $4,000 monthly allowance. The type that drives through the suburbs bumping Gucci Mane on the way to the neo-confederate manufacturing center otherwise known as “private Christian College in the South”. He was playing metal this time, which I later learned was a song she was showing him. This was Jax, at the time known by many as The Jackal. She had pixie cut pink hair and a goth ravergirl outfit that could turn a saint into a pagan. You’d think I would’ve been stricken, but I was such an edgelord that my brain said “player two has entered the arena”. I immediately switched the conversation to what obscure black metal I was listening to, and she asked me if I’d ever heard Polkadot Cadaver. I talked about the wild parties and massive bonfires we had out in the country, she regaled us with a tale of going nuts in a warehouse while a dj laid down the law. We were toe to toe, evenly matched, stoned out of our minds and locked in the ancient duel of the edgy goth kid.
But then she busted out the big guns. A joke about eating babies. The fucking nuclear bomb of edgelord cringe.
Somehow, I managed a riposte and narrowly escaped with my head, “Do you eat yours with ketchup or mustard?”
And she chuckled and said, “Barbecue sauce!”
We shared a genuine laugh and our first joke. That was the spark of our friendship and my immense crush on her. I didn’t see her for a while besides on Facebook, but we met again at some asshole’s apartment. I’m not calling him an asshole because of any mental dorito residue, but because he was a genuine fucking asshole. Once upon a day drink, he and his friend got target practice blowguns at the local army surplus store. I feel bad now because I’m the one who recommended them, seeing as my dad got me one when I was 12. I’m a country boy, and that’s the type of thing we play with, but we’re also usually being hovered over by our fathers as they reprimand us about weapons safety. It never occurred to me that they were gonna be such dumbasses with them. I wasn’t very socialized or educated in the stupidity of SOME people at the time, so I figured they just wanted to shoot at some cardboard boxes. But no, these two fools liked to shoot the needles across their apartment living room while it was full of people who were just trying to hang out and have a drink. Shortly after, one of them went through a bad breakup, and a few days a few days after that a rabbit hopped in the yard. I won’t go into detail, but you can put two and two together. It triggered Jax and she broke down in tears. One of the dull lightbulbs tried to hug her and she screamed that she didn’t want to be touched just then. He stormed inside and pouted for the rest of the day, but I felt bad for her. Not in a “this will earn me brownie points with the girl I like” way, but in a my-heart-hurt-for-her way. It was a feeling I wasn’t used to which I later learned was empathy. I sat with her and we talked about our pasts for an hour or so and found out that we had a lot more in common than we thought. Similar thoughts, similar traumas, similar awkward teen days. We had a barbecue later that night, but Jax said she didn’t want to go because the same two guys who started all this mess were hosting it. I told her I thought she should go, that skipping it would only give them shit talking ammunition, and that she should walk up in there like she owned that house. She did just that because underneath all the insecurities, that’s the type of person she is. She wound up having a great time while the guy who tried to hug her pouted in his room all night.
After that, she didn’t come around much. She had loaned a book to the asshole months before, and when she asked for it back, he told her she would need to hire a delivery service to come pick it up. Being my chivalrous, neckbeardy self, I offered to bring the book to her. This act was definitely an attempt to earn brownie points with the girl I liked. It worked, and we started hanging out. We’d stack empty beer cups at a hipster café and spend hours laughing and roasting our fellow patrons. We’d talk about movies and life and she’d challenge my beliefs about women. I’d want to respond with black pill bullshit, but she was the girl I liked and I didn’t want to push her away, so instead I started responding with “What do you mean by that?” and she’d totally destroy my point. The thing is, it all made sense. I liked her, so I listened, and dammit if it didn’t change my entire view of women. I learned that her favorite artist was Todd Smith and her favorite holiday was Valentine’s Day, but she also taught me that a lot of women are scared of men and have many very valid reasons to be. She taught me that being nice isn’t a personality trait and that I should work on my empathy, compassion, and kindness. She gave me a space to show my emotions and taught me that I don’t have to feel ashamed for crying. Most importantly, she taught me that it’s ok to be depressed as long as I find a healthy way to express it and don’t become a fountain of toxicity. I had no concept of the journey that would become, but every day is another chip off the marble. I’ve since learned that it’s constant and careful work, like Michelangelo sculpting The David.
We kissed the day after Valentine’s Day. “The other guy”, in reality the guy she was hooking up with that I was in denial about, had totally screwed up her holiday and I decided to swoop in since they weren’t technically official yet. I gave her a heart shaped chocolate box full of weed and her lips brushed mine like a Monarch in the fall. At 21, it was my first kiss. We kissed the next day, longer this time, and I melted into a thousand drops of milk and honey. I was totally in love. My dumb ass decided to ask her the next day if she just wanted to be friends. I asked her this because I still believed in the friend zone and thought I’d go ahead and get that conversation out of the way, little knowing that she would interpret this as me stating that I just wanted to be friends. I realized my mistake and told her that I liked her, but it was obvious to everyone that I wasn’t ready for a relationship. She and her partner became official and she told me that she knew I liked her, but she didn’t feel the same way. I said I understood, but what I understood and what was true were totally different things. What was true was that she had decided that she wanted to remain friends because she didn’t want to put the expectations of a romantic relationship on me or lose me to a bad breakup, but I only understood why she wouldn’t want to date me. I understood that I was a loser. I understood that nobody would ever like me. I understood that nothing mattered and life had become hopeless.
By this time, I’d gotten my first DUI. I’d had a brush with the law before where I got put on 11/29 for a half a gram of weed, but I didn’t think much of that. Hell, my first DUI wasn’t even that big of a deal to me. I was depressed and falling into a void of black pill ideology, so what did I care about spending a night in jail? Once again on probation, I continued to be a fool, although I did learn some things during this time. I was regularly attending a small metal bar called Daisy Duke’s and met my people. I totally flipped the script. I always leaned toward dressing goth, but I bought a vest, and got my waist length hair (which I had started taking care of and braiding) shaved into a mohawk. I definitely did it to look like Ragnar, but it was a big step out of my bubble. Through making those friends, I started to understand what Jax meant when she said she wanted to stay friends. I started to escape the friend zone. More accurately, I started to realize that being friends with someone is an honor. The amount of trust and courage it takes to open yourself up to another person and hand them you darkest secrets and deepest thoughts with no expectations or judgement is staggering.
At Daisy Dukes I met a lot of cool people who wound up becoming like family, and they were always there when I was feeling down. They did nothing but encourage me, bolster my personality, and adore my laugh which I now let fly regularly and organically. I met them through a friend of mine who played the larp I had recently joined. It’s a combat orientated game that treats larp more like a full contact sport. Belegarth, for those of you who know what I’m talking about. I made a lot of friends, and in the absence of a shell to hide in, kept expanding my boundaries. It felt good, and I no longer lived in a constant state of anxious depression. I even had the opportunity to meet some strippers, and it turned out that they were super cool people who had misogyny down to a science, hustling dirty old rich men in the club for a couple thousand dollars per night. I watched one of them beat my friend who works at a rock quarry in a push up contest. They were badasses. I didn’t want to sleep with them, I didn’t want to date them. I wanted to be like them. I started becoming more flamboyant with my expressions and flaunting myself, walking into places like I owned them. It was still a little cringey, but it was a vital step in becoming who I am today.
The problem here was that I still hadn’t addressed the root of the issue, my trauma. Eventually I got into cocaine. One time I spent a thousand dollars on it in a week and wound up with a handful of blood after I blew my nose in the shower one morning. I decided to quit, but still wound up going back to jail twice for various reasons. I was out of control. My third and final stay in the jailhouse lasted nine days and gave me the opportunity to go cold turkey and decide to fix myself. I told them I wanted help and I thought I had ptsd. Next thing I knew I was in the mental health court system with court ordered therapy, a PO who actually understood what I was going through, rehab, and a judge who let me know she wasn’t fucking around. I was more than happy to participate in the program if it meant not eating another government boloney sandwich. By the way, if you ever go to jail, don’t eat the cornflakes. They have rat shit in them. Best piece of advice I ever got. It’s sad how many people are in there for months and years at a time for nonviolent crimes. Kind of makes you think that maybe jails, prisons especially, prey on the poor and homeless, farm taxpayer money as they fill cells, and exploit prisoners as slave labor. I’m not saying I didn’t deserve to go to jail, that’s just, like, my opinion on the issue, man.
In jail, I spent 18 hours in the suicide box, which is nothing compared to how long they leave some of those poor souls in there. They throw you in a cell, naked except for a blanket, with a toilet, a sink, and a metal bench with no mattress. When you need to use the john, they don’t give you more toilet paper than you can survivably swallow. Do you know how much toilet paper you can survivably swallow? Not enough to wipe your ass with, haha. Needless to say, I forgot about all my stupid fucking girl problems. I had some real problems now. When I was let out, I literally skipped back into gen pop. I learned that while I should always strive to be a better version of myself, I should also find comfort in the things that I have; because, things can always get worse.
Jail was a trip to hell in back, but being on probation was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Proving myself when the sun was out and life was good didn’t mean anything. Proving myself only meant something when it was getting dark and my options were get a fire going or freeze to death. So I lit my tinder and stoked it. I dove head first into therapy, I learned everything I could about who I was and why I did the things that I do. I found validation and ease and a sense of self-confidence. Real self-confidence, not the performance bullshit I had once perceived as self-confidence. I admitted that I was bisexual and stopped pretending that I didn’t lose my virginity to one of my guy friends when I was 15, I finally had sex with a girl and had a lot of fun because she was very patient and basically walked me through it, I even got a pair of drop dead sexy boots from a local oddities shop along with some jewelry. I like to clack and jingle when I walk down hallways. I don’t know if that’s cringey or not, but it’s a mood.
About a month or so after I graduated con college, I got a job working the fish counter at a Whole Foods. It gave me a chance to develop my people skills and meet some really solid friends, one of which was my manager and the vocalist of a fucking rad local punk band called Stuck Lucky (support and promote your local music scene). Jax moved back to town and went to school for a master’s degree in counselling while I sold fish and lived in an apartment in an area of town that some would call rough. I lived there for a year, moved out and back into my dad’s house. Technically living at home, I couch surfed in town because home was 35 miles away and I didn’t have a car. It was almost like camping. I had the gear on my back and nothing else which usually included a couple changes of clothes, a phone charger, a book, and a pint of whiskey. I’d kicked my coke and opioid habits, but I didn’t have the will power to give up all my vices at once. To this day, I still smoke weed and drink albeit much less often than I used to.
I worked at Whole Foods for three years answering stupid questions, learning from an old man with a 20 year career as a commercial fisherman under his belt, and learning that if I didn’t break my people pleasing habit and stop taking shit I was going to go mad. I learned how to fillet a fish fucking perfectly. I had my own set of knives and everything. That’s totally beside the point of this story, but hell, I’m proud of that skill.
Since then, the pandemic’s hit and I have a job closer to home. I cut out a nice little place for myself in the pine trees on my dad’s property and I’m living in a tent. It’s kind of nice, gives me a chance to take a break and focus on the little things. Winter’s coming and I think current affairs are going to get a lot worse before they get better, so I’m going to buy a winter tent and a wood burning stove and stay out there for now. I’ve started going to the gym and it’s become my drug. I’ll still have a smoke or a drink with you, but since I no longer feel the need to escape my own mind, I don’t worry about it if I run out. I’ve been eating healthy and my digestive system has changed to where I can’t go back to pizza, wings, and beer on a daily basis. My mental health is the best it’s ever been and is getting better every day. Things that used to send me into weeks of misery now roll off me like water off a duck. I’ve developed a solid personality that other people enjoy. I’m magnetic, and I love it. I love myself and who I’ve become. I even love my past self because if I didn’t have that starting block I never would’ve taken the journey to learn what I know now. Existence is beautiful even at its darkest.
Here’s where I go deep, so buckle up.
Because of Jax, I now know what it means that women are people. It means that they are human beings just like me. They are just as scared, just as insecure, and just trying to survive like everybody else. But the difference between me and them is that I will never be afraid to walk down the street at night. I wear a spikey vest with a Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) back patch, either a kilt or black jeans, and Harley boots. Nobody’s going to mess with me. But where I am comfortable, the 90 pound girl walking home from the closing shift fears for her life. Sexual assault is one of the great destroyers of people’s souls. Being sexually assaulted was the very soil that my seed of hate was planted in, and it happened when I was very young. I have been dealing with this for twenty years, and I’m only now starting to learn how to manage the trauma and let it go. No human being should have to go through that and 1 in 4 women are forced to by slimy pieces of bottom-feeding worm shit that embody every aspect of the phrase “a wolf in sheep's clothing". ONE IN FUCKING FOUR. To quote my father, “The foxes aren’t just in the chicken coop, the foxes built the damn coop to begin with.” That’s obviously not okay, but for some vile reason, we as a society allow it to happen when we say things like “she’s exaggerating” or “she was wearing blah blah fucking blah”. It’s not just sad, it’s incredibly disturbing, and if this does not mortify you, you have forgotten what it means to be a human being. Greed pushed humans to enslave others. Greed pushed humans to create hierarchies for the purpose of making women subservient objects. Greed is what keeps pushing these Olympian tier scum fucking bastards into seats of power. Greed is the reason the planet is dying. Greed is why one of the largest and most expansive genocides in human history was committed to make room for vicious Conquistadors, European slave traders, and other such cannibals. Our Mother Earth is sick because we are sick. She is our living god and we continue to let powerful men abuse her just like we continue to let entitled men abuse women in our country. This greed is exactly why I was a neckbeard. I wasn’t a neckbeard because I was bullied or because of my trauma, I was a neckbeard because I felt entitled to something that was being pushed through nuclear family propaganda in the media I was consuming. I didn’t want a girlfriend, I wanted a commodity. I was infected with toxic masculinity and patriarchal bullshit. Greed infects us from the CEO’s decimating the environment, to the piece of shit who guilt trips women into sleeping with him, to the boy who thinks he’s entitled to something he’s not. And what do they tell the people with naturally rebellious personalities? They push the idea that humans are a disease, that there’s nothing you can do about it, and the only solution is to kill off x amount of the population but why bother, we’re all going to die anyway. Just keep consuming and you'll be fine. So you ultimately become apathetic and conform to the rebel-without-a-cause archetype or you turn into something rancid that never leaves the basement. In the best case out of sight and out of mind, in the worst an unknowing contributor. This. System. Is. Repulsive. We have to put a stop to it. If women aren't free, nobody is free.
I’m turning 28 in two weeks and I still don’t have a girlfriend, but I don’t really want one anymore. I want a partner. Someone who can take care of themselves and lives their own life but chooses to be with me because they want to, and I continue to strive to live up to that expectation because that’s only fair. More than that, it’s our responsibility as human beings. We should all, every single one of us, strive every day to be the best, most compassionate, most loving and empathetic versions of ourselves. It’s not easy, but it is necessary for our survival as a species. I believe that the reason I’m not a full blown incel right now is not simply because of education or a change of clothes, but because of baby steps that ultimately resulted in a spiritual awakening and a reconstruction of my perception of reality. It was never about the things I was learning, but how I applied those things to my every day behavior and inner dialogue. I believe this journey is the cure for the virus, and my hope is that we all take it together. Heaven and Hell aren’t places you go after you die, they are what you create from this hurricane of existence. Imagine what we could achieve.
From my heart to yours, my fellow human being, I love you. Thank you for listening.
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2020.09.30 04:25 jits-kit96 How I Started A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club During A Worldwide Pandemic

This is my first time posting on reddit so please bear with me and this super long post. I decided to write this post after being encouraged to do so from a good friend of mine, so this is our story.
Hello fellow redditors and readers. I hope you are all staying safe and doing well during these unprecedented times. My name is Christopher Alfonso and I am an instructor at MPOWER JIU JITSU here in the Federated States of Micronesia. I was born and raised on the island state of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. I attended high school in the U.S. territory of Guam and obtained my college degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I first started training back in January 2016 during my sophomore year as a new year resolution that was suggested to me by my cousin who trained in New York. I was not exactly the best student in college nor was I what most people would consider disciplined at the time so I decided to give this whole martial arts thing a try. I started training at Balance Studios and am now a purple belt under Phil and Ricardo Miglarese.
I was immediately hooked on training from day one and made it a point to attend and try out the many classes that were offered there. Classes offered there included BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, and Wrestling. Looking back at it now, I have no idea how I was able to take as many classes as I did while balancing the workload from my college classes. Out of all the classes I did, BJJ classes were my favorite and was what I would primarily focus on during my time training at Balance Studios.
The benefits you constantly hear people mention about training martial arts like BJJ include things like getting into shape, learning the practical life skill of self-defense, and the camaraderie and lifelong friendships you make were all apparent during my time training at Balance Studios. When I graduated I made the bittersweet decision to return home to the Federated States of Micronesia. I knew that I wanted to return home for work but knowing that there would be nowhere to train BJJ at the time was something that I did not look forward to at all.
When I returned home the only training I had available to me was the local boxing gym and the only training partner I had was my cousin who originally got me into training in the first place and had graduated and returned home a year prior. We did not have any mats at the time and would just roll in the boxing ring here since it was the only padded space we had available. Not a lot of people are aware of what BJJ is here and we would often get some weird looks in our direction while training. The closest thing people would compare what we were doing in the ring to would be wrestling or judo when we would decide to do some gi training.
Sticking to a consistent training schedule was also tough at the time because of our jobs. We both frequently travel for work and there would be times when I would be on island and my cousin would be off island for work and vice versa. I would always pack a gi when traveling for work and make it a point to find a gym to drop by for some training whenever possible. Starting a BJJ club without a consistent schedule proved to be difficult so we never really pushed for it.
Fast forward things to where we are now, we are now wrapping up September 2020 and a lot has happened since then. The coronavirus began spreading rapidly as the new year came in and it was a scary time to be traveling while still not much being known about the virus at the time. It is thanks to both our geographical location and country’s government that we were able to prevent the virus from reaching our soil by implementing an outright ban on all inbound passengers back in March. The Federated States of Micronesia is one of the last remaining places on earth that are still free of COVID-19.
Since the lockdown was implemented and there was no possibility of being able to travel unless fulfilling very strict requirements, I decided to use all the time and energy that would have been spent being away due to work and direct it towards starting a small BJJ club here in Pohnpei.
The local boxing club here was kind enough to let us utilize their space for free and we were able to recruit a few boxers who were interested in learning BJJ as well. I saved up some money and was able to place an order from Dollamur to ship some mats here. The mats arrived on June 29, 2020 and our first batch of students mainly consist of teenagers aged 13-19.
We were primarily a nogi only club for the first two months since not everyone here is able to afford a gi but that changed when Inverted Gear had their Mystery Panda sale. Their Mystery Panda sale was basically a buy one get one free sale for almost all of their products and I decided to go all in and purchase gis and belts for the guys here. I reached out to Inverted Gear and thanked them for being one of the only BJJ companies that would actually accept and ship orders to the Federated States of Micronesia and they were kind enough to include additional gis in the order I placed with them.
Last night marked exactly 3 months since our mats came in and started this club and it’s been fulfilling working with the guys here. The belts we ordered arrived in time and we got to “promote” the guys to the rank of white belts. It will be exciting and interesting to see how much more they’ll progress and improve in the future and I can’t wait to see how much more we can grow the martial art/sport here.
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2020.09.29 17:52 AlphaxSaint1 [M4F] Dragon rider and other longterm rp ideas. Longterm partners needed. Free all day.

I am 18+ and all participants and characters must be 18+
I am looking for a rp partner. I'm open to many different styles whether it be fantasy, or realistic. I have a few ideas in mind but would love to discuss potential ideas. As always come with some ideas and we can get something going.
Dragon rider: For as long as anyone can remember humans and dragons were enemies. The Dragons would steal livestock and destroy town and humans hunted dragons for their skin to use for armor. One day while on a fishing trip with your dad a storm knocks you overboard. When you wake up your on a beach cutoff from and kind of civilization the sounds of dragons in the background.
Opposites attached: You play a very well known celebrity (could be actress, singer, social media person). You're used to getting things handed to you and guys falling for you. But while in a small town in Montana where almost no one knows who you are. While waiting to catch one flight out you meet a charming rancher.
Back to business: When we were little we met in a foster home and were bestfriends from the start. Once we were old enough to be on our own we spend most of the time couch surfing and stealing to get buy. We grew to stealing cars and made good money from it. One night something when wrong and we got caught. I took the blame so you wouldn't end up in prison. Now it's 5 years later and I'm finally getting out.
Chicago pd x Law and order SVU: I'd love to do a crossover with Jay halstead and Olivia benson.
College football: I'd love to play out the ups and downs of college football eventually making it to the NFL
Business as usual: You're the CEO of a very successful company but you still have rivals and enemies. That being said you need some allies to so you meet me the president of the local motorcycle club. I'll handle the dirty work in exchange for money or anything i need.
Rich girl and a country boy: You're dad has always had this idea of you marrying the son of a fellow ceo and merging the companies. That's starting to come true until while on a trip for your bachelorette party you meet a small town boy and he shows you the joy of living a simple life.
Military: For a college assignment you're required to connect with a penpal. You get paired with me and through various letters you learn I'm overseas in the military. We talk for weeks until soon i stop writing back. That's until I'm home and decide to surprise you.
Meeting the family: We've been dating for about 6 months and you've never met my family. We come from different backgrounds as you're more of the upper middle class the grew up in the city and i was lower middle class that grew up in the country. We were sometimes polar opposites but somehow we were happy together. I get an invitation to my sister's wedding and we decide to take a trip to my hometown for the wedding and to introduce you to the crazyness that's my family.
Youtuber: You're a pretty big Youtubestreamer with over 9 million subscribers between the two platforms. I'm a rather small Youtuber with only about 600k subscribers on YouTube. People are constantly linking you my videos to react to on stream due to the humor being a little on the darker side. To everyone's surprise you really enjoy my content and it goes from there.
Your suggestion or ideas: If you have any changes to a particular scenario please share I'm open to suggestions. If you have a totally different idea or ideas please share aswell I'd love to hear.
Youtuber house: You're the owner and CEO of an esports team. You've had a team house for a abour a year and are ready to expand. You decide to have a content house you do your research and invite me to join and be the first streamecontent creator to live in the house with you. Eventually you'll invite others to join.
Where you come from: We grew up in the same small town in Georgia and were best friends. You moved to California when your dad got an amazing job and you've been living the wealthy life ever since. One day when you come home from shopping with your other rich friends your mom and dad tell you're all going back to Georgia for an extended visit and you couldn't be more upset.
The new guy: I wasn't the most popular guy at my old school and everyone picked on me. I embarrassed myself one day to the point of needing to get out. After meeting a guy that went through the same situation i reinvented myself as a cool jock type and transferred to your school.
Criminal enterprise: Your mom and my mom were bestfriends. She helped pay for you mom's medicine when she was sick. When your mom finally passed you came to live with us. When you get here you realize we're one of the country's most successful crime families.
Single parent: This is one is pretty straight forward. We can discuss different options in PM.
Unexpected pregnancy: We met at a party and got drunk and hooked up. We didn't talk afterwards until you called me telling me your pregnant.
Small town living: you were always a good respectable person. You always saw the good in people but sometimes that wasn't necessarily a good thing. You dated a guy that seemed fine to everyone except behind closed doors he was extremely abusive. When you came home one day with a broken nose and a black eye your parents knew they needed to do something. They decided to send you to live with your aunt to hopefully hide you from him. You were relieved to be away from hom finally. When you get to your aunt's farm you see me working out in the fields.
Superpower: Ever since i was 5 i knew i was different but no one ever told me why. I came from a long line of shapeshifters unfortunately that's usually what got them killed. Both my dad and uncle were shifters but they mysteriously died when i was 5. My mother started to see the signs of me becoming one the animal print started to show on my body and she knew she couldn't go through with it. When i was 6 she turned me over to foster care and disappeared. Now I'm 22 and using my gift for more personal gain. Rather it be changing into a horse betting on myself at the local track or a championship caliber race dog. You've been passed a file on me to try and bring me in to try and stop a criminal mastermind from trying the world into chaos.
Zombie apocalypse: I'm open to a lot of different scenarios. Rather it's the walking dead where the zombies move kind of slow. Or world war Z where they sprint and climb over each other. I'm also open to many different pairings.
Reconnect: I've been bestfriends with your older brother since we were in kindergarten. We're both sophomores in college and play football for the school. You and me always had a connection but never acted on it. Now it's your brother's wedding and we meet up when you see my smoking out by my truck.
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2020.09.29 15:20 vetinthecity The MD Book Club’s second discussion: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg - do you have a mentor, a supportive partner and are you sitting at the table?

Wow I have so much to say about this book and I hope you all will too. I guess it’s not meant as a self help book per se but I enjoyed her small tips thrown throughout the book as asides here and there as much as some of the big lessons she includes. For example, when talking about her children arguing she explains that she was taught by her mother to “mirror each other - which means restating the other person‘s point before responding to it.” I thought this was a really good example of communicating to diffuse a conflict and I’m going to use this at work and in my personal life too.
I also loved the emphasis on asking for feedback from managers and peers after presentations and other work. This is something I definitely don’t do enough.
One thing that really struck me was of course that chapter on finding a supportive partner and how important that would become for your future work and life choices. I don’t have kids (yet) but it is on my mind every single day now I’m in a serious relationship with my SO. I constantly fret and worry about how I’m going to balance it all, whilst Sheryl points out that men rarely worry about this. I’m certainly sure my partner never gave it a second’s thought until I brought it up.
A lot of this chapter was illuminating to me, and I’m hoping some parents on this sub will chime in with their shared experiences of this dynamic and how it works for you. For example, I have myself been guilty of saying to women when they announce their pregnancy “congratulations! What are you going to do about work?” whilst not asking the same question to men.
Another point that made me sit up and take notice was a bit later in the same chapter “Don’t leave before you leave” where Sheryl says that “one miscalculation that some women make is to drop out early in their careers because their salary barely covers the cost of childcare...But professional women need to measure the cost of childcare against their future salary rather than their current salary” etc. I have already had this conversation with my SO and it went along exactly the lines Sheryl describes next. That it would seem like a better ROI to invest in his career because he works in finance and I work in the public sector. However, I have the much better pension and my potential for success is also high so this was really eye opening to help me reframe this conversation because I plan to stay in the workforce full time after kids.
Something I could definitely learn from is learning to distinguish between delegating (ok ish) and controlling (not good) household chores. I have realised I can get exasperated with the way my SO does something and end up taking it over myself. But there’s literally nothing wrong with the way he does it and all I am doing here is teaching him not to be involved. I definitely am going to change the way I approach these conversations to be more collaborative to set us up for the future.
One thing I don’t have is any formal mentorship figures in my professional life. I do have one woman I know professionally who has given me a lot of guidance so perhaps she is my mentor without me really realising it, but I could do more with this relationship. Do you guys have mentors and if so how did you find them and what do you get from that connection? What did you think about what Sheryl says about the importance mentorship and formal vs informal mentoring?
I think a lot of the points made in this book I have heard before in some context or another, but I really enjoyed the way she pulls the narrative together with personal anecdotes, referencing and insights from other successful women. She isn’t afraid to be honest but it feels relatable to me even though we don’t work in the same industry or even in the same country. I learnt a lot from this and I think I would benefit from rereading it at different stages in my career. I’m still quite young (28) but not that young, and I’ve recently been promoted and will be starting to manage someone soon so there are lots of lessons I can take from this. I’m also interested to read about any negative thoughts people had about it as well.
And finally, I will be making an announcement of the next two books for book club this week so keep your eyes peeled for that.
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2020.09.29 12:30 GreeceProperty Regions Of Cyprus For Investment By Poperty Link

Regions Of Cyprus For Investment By Poperty Link
Geography and Demographics Of Cyprus Property Investment Options

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The Island Of Cyprus
Location: Cyprus, with an area of 9,251 km² and coordinates at 35°N and 33°E, lies at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia at the crux of the busy shipping and air routes linking the three continents.
Population: The population of Cyprus is about 847,000 (2016). The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia (Lefkosia), situated at the heart of the island with a population of approximately 336,000.
The second largest city is Limassol (Lemesos) on the south coast with a population of approximately 241,000 and the island’s major port. Larnaca and Paphos are the third and fourth largest cities, each with a new airport, situated on the south east and south west coasts respectively.
Finally, Famagusta is an Eastern least populated district that comprises mainly the popular resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras and is the non-occupied area of the greater Famagusta region.
Climate: Cyprus has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, enjoying year-round sunshine, with mild winters (mean daily minimum 5°C and maximum 13°C) and sunny, dry summers (mean daily minimum and maximum temperatures are 21°C and 36°C respectively).
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The Cypriot Real Estate Market is experiencing growth rates since the interest of foreign investors in Cyprus properties keeps growing.
This is primarily due to the Cypriot government’s initiative regarding the Cyprus Citizenship Program, the permanent residency program as well as the various tax incentives offered. In 2017, large-scale projects for residential, commercial and hotel units as well as marinas and casino resort have been planned to start or approved to happen.
The interest for any Cyprus property type, land acquisition and development especially in the coastal regions of Limassol, Paphos, Famagusta and Larnaca is on the rise.
Real estate in Cyprus is a profitable investment with guaranteed rental income, besides its excellent conditions of safe and comfortable family living.PropertyLink will answer all questions and assist you in buying an apartment or house/villa in Cyprus.
According to your preferences, we will be happy to provide you a detailed advice, legal and immigration support and assist you with all financial aspects. Through our extensive services you can have access into free selection of properties within our large property database in all regions of Cyprus as well as in Greece and Greek islands.Buying property in Cyprus will be a reliable future investment if you entrust a reliable and licensed real estate professional.
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Limassol City
Limassol is second largest city in Cyprus after Nicosia. It is a major business, cultural and educational center of Cyprus. It is a kind of a geographic center of Cyprus located at equal distance from Paphos, Larnaca and Nicosia.Limassol is a wonderful place for doing shopping.
The popular events such as Cyprus Carnival and Wine Festival take place there. Major infrastructure projects are implemented there, construction of one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean (per 600 yachts including 70 mega yachts).
There are many English schools as well as higher education institutions there.Business and cultural life is perfectly well combined with resort life in Limassol.Limassol stretches along the sea. The coastline (which is nearly 15 km long) represents a continuous sandy beach. Historical monuments (ancient towns, medieval fortresses and etc.) are clustered around Limassol.
The tourist area is located in the Eastern part of the city. There are four and five-star hotels with appropriate infrastructure, lots of restaurants, bars, clubs, SPA and etc. there. Eucalyptus grove stretches for several kilometers along the sea.
There are hills with beautiful views to the city and the sea northwards and north-eastwards of Limassol. Prestigious nearest suburbs of the city – Kalogiri, Agios Tychonas, Germasogeias, Agios Athanasios, Ayia Phyla and others are situated on hills.Villages popular among foreigners who are fond of solitude and peace are located in 15-20 minutes’ drive from the city.
North-westwards of Limassol it is Souni (on a hill with beautiful views surrounded by a pine grove). Eastwards of the city those are the villages of Moni, Pyrgos and others.30 km northwards of Limassol there are Troodos mountains with fantastic pine forests, natural springs and even waterfalls. The places there are really splendid, the air is ozone-filled, the mountains offer sea views of both Southern and Northern coast of Cyprus.
There are ancient churches and monasteries there too as well as picturesque villages where one can have a robust dinner in a tavern.
There is snow cover in the mountains in winter and one can go skiing there.Limassol is the most expensive (in terms of property prices) city of Cyprus.
Limassol Real Estate
The Limassol Property Market is also the flagship of Cyprus real estate market. A Limassol property is considered the top end of Cyprus property, both in design and quality.Properties for sale in Limassol, are considered the most expensive all across the island but the same time are considered the most solid investment in Cyprus properties.
Many Limassol high-rise buildings are under construction; designed and sold to Cyprus property investors applying for the Cyprus Immigration Investment program through beautiful Limassol apartments and villas.Limassol property investor will also enjoy the best return and yields from his investment via long and short-term rentals, in some cases rise over 7%.
Alternatively, the Limassol property market has not only residential properties but also commercial properties and offices. Limassol commercial and office Limassol properties enjoy again the highest yields and returns from any other region in Cyprus.
Besides the international atmosphere the city has, Limassol is also one of the finest cities to live and retire. According to the Knight Frank Global review, in 2017 was rated as the fifth best place to retire.Limassol offer a beautiful sandy beach all across its 15km coastal road that runs through the city east to west.
Many luxury Limassol properties, apartments primarily but villas also, enjoy not only the low proximity and walking distance to the beach but also the variety of many amenities such as restaurants, clubs, bars and other places of entertainment which attract tourists. Because of this reason Limassol property rental is a big business and it is considered comparable the best in the island; attracting investors for Limassol apartments but also retirees for the Limassol villas on the outskirts of the city.
Limassol hosts the second biggest university of the island, the Cyprus Technological University (TEPAK), located in the core of the old city since 2003. The growing student community rejuvenated the old town, by creating many businesses around it.
Old town Limassol property buildings for sale are continuously in high demand cause they enjoy certain privileges and guarantee student annual returns and yields. Coffee shops, restaurants, bars are also found now in the university area, which on the west is now connected with the historical castle and the Limassol marina. Limassol district is by far the best place to invest. Seeking either a retirement house, an apartment for permanent leaving or a pure investment aiming returns.
Buying a property in Limassol is the best asset that somebody could have, making money and same time enjoy the luxury and international social life of Limassol.
Paphos City
Paphos is a beautiful city, which used to be the ancient capital of Cyprus. It is designated as world cultural heritage in the UNESCO list. Among foreigners this place is particularly favored by Englishmen. Eastwards the district borders with picturesque mountains of Troodos and northwards with the national Akamas park famous for its virginal nature.
Paphos is a lovely place for holiday-making. There are museums, historical monuments, splendid hotels, restaurants, taverns and a complete set of tourist infrastructure there. However Paphos is a perfectly comfortable city for permanent residence as well. Paphos is a full-scale city: there are many shopping centers and supermarkets, good English schools.
Paphos is a very green city. Traditional English approach to improvement of plots attached to houses and to landscaping is evident there.The nearest suburbs of Paphos are Chlorakas, Geroskipou and Konia. Still further (northwards of Paphos) there are villages of Tala, Peyia and Tsada popular among foreigners. 20 km eastwards of Paphos there is a golf-resort recognized as one of the best in Europe. Residential property at the resort is represented by both apartments and high level townhouses and villas.
Paphos Real Estate
The Paphos PropertyMarket being the smallest and most authentic town and region of Cyprus holds also the second place after Limassol in Cyprus property market.
However, the Paphos property market, till today, was always the number one property market in Cyprus for holiday homes and retirement. The Paphos apartments and Paphos villas were always the first choice to British people primarily, to their step into a quality and quite life.
The Paphos property market over the years, have become a product high in demand combining both design and quality.
Paphos properties are nowadays considered in many cases equally expensive as in Limassol especially in certain areas of the town, centrally and by the coast. Reselling was always a good business due to the high demand and now that Rental business is giving also high yields, Paphos property has become ideal for anybody, locals and foreign investors.Paphos properties are highly considered and chosen by many under the Cyprus Immigration Investment Program and the Cyprus Residency program.
Certain Paphos apartments built within very luxury projects and many Paphos Beach Front Villas offering high class quality have targeted by investors and high profile individuals, seeking to enjoy a perfect lifestyle. Paphos region is hosting also the three largest gold resorts of Cyprus.
Many exclusive Paphos golf properties can be offered to Cyprus property investors and golf lovers. The Paphos golf courses, the big hotel resorts, and the future Paphos marina all are touristic product that enriching the Paphos Property market and Paphos region in general.
Larnaca City
Larnaca is third largest city in Cyprus (after Nicosia and Limassol).
There too just as in Limassol and Paphos urban business life style is combined with that of resort.The first British University in Cyprus – UcLan Cyprus, which is a branch of the well-known Central Lancashire English University operates in the Eastern suburb of Larnaca, Pyla. Another educational institution is a private English school, American Academy that was repeatedly recognized as the best in Cyprus.Large-scale infrastructure projects are implemented in Larnaca. They turn the city into a first-class tourist center. Construction of a passenger port is under way.
This will become the main tourist sea hub of the country. A marina for yachts is also being reconstructed and extended.Finikoudes seafront in the historical center of Larnaca which probably represents the most beautiful coastal promenade in Cyprus is worth mentioning. Many people catch a likeness to the famous English seafront in Nice.
Going a little deep into Finikoudes you will find yourselves in the atmosphere of old Europe – there are cozy narrow streets and paved pedestrian areas with numerous stores and boutiques.Southwards of Larnaca on the coastline there is a popular tourist area and a beach bearing the same name of Makenzie. Still further there is an international airport and a salt lake where pink flamingos come in autumn. The main tourist area where the majority of foreigners live is located along the coastline in 5-10 minutes drive in a car north-eastwards of Larnaca along Dekelia Road.
There are also many hotels, well equipped beaches, restaurants, taverns and the whole required infrastructure for holiday-making.The nearest suburbs of Larnaca popular among foreigners – Pervolia in the South, Tersefanou in the West, Oroklini and Pyla in the North-East. The area around Larnaca is relatively flat. Nevertheless Oroklini area offers beautiful views to the sea and the city.Famagusta Region (Protaras and Ayia Napa)Ayia Napa and Protaras resorts are located in the administrative district of Famagusta. Perhaps the best beaches in Cyprus with white sand and particularly transparent azure water are there in the East of the island.
Protaras and Ayia Napa are purely resorts. The life there is in full swing during the season (from May to November) and it comes to a standstill at other times of the year. Immovable property there is purchased solely for holiday-making purposes.Protaras is a peaceful resort for a family vacation. As to Ayia Napa night clubs, disco clubs and all kinds of seaside recreation, trips in buggies and all terrain vehicles and some very special aura of all-absorbing joy turn Ayia Napa into the most favorite place among the youth. There is good reason why people refer to Ayia Napa as the Ibiza of Cyprus.
A little off Ayia Napa and Protaras in a few kilometers from the sea there are Cyprus villages with their traditional country tranquility and peace. The property (both apartments and houses) there is rather inexpensive. Many people prefer to purchase dwelling for holiday-making just there when beautiful beaches are located only in 5-10 minutes drive in a car.
Larnaca Real Estate
The Larnaca property market is considered the least developed in Cyprus. Due to various reasons such as government planning, local authority strategies and decisions, as well as local and overseas demand, kept the prices of Larnaca property lower than other regions of Cyprus.
In many cases, especially during the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018 Larnaca properties were even 35% lower than Limassol properties and up to 25% lower than Paphos properties and Famagusta properties.
Many Cyprus Property investors over the last 3 years have taken advantage the low prices of properties in Larnaca. They have invested in Larnaca apartments in prime areas in the center and in Larnaca villas and Larnaca detached houses by coastal areas.Due to this fact and some other reasons, Larnaca property prices have increased and today have almost matched in certain areas prices of Limassol property, Paphos property and Famagusta property.
Investors through their Larnaca property investment have gain very good property yield; either a capital yield by selling their property or rental yields by renting them ; all because of the investors belief and the right timing of investment into the Larnaca property market.
Cyprus government and all local authorities, the last 2 years are also planning major projects in Larnaca. They want to transformed the city into a modern European city with facilities and projects adding value to the quality life of locals, foreigners, investors and tourists. Larnaca property is now on the same track as in all other Cyprus property regions. Larnaca apartments in exclusive projects by Finikoudes promenade are now equivalent in demand but also in price with Limassol apartments.
For Larnaca beachfront villas and Larnaca houses although prices have gone up, still there is a price gap from similar Limassol property and Paphos property are also now in demand by local and overseas buyers. The future of Larnaca property is probably at the moment the greatest within the Cyprus property market and industry.
Nicosia City
The capital of the Republic of Cyprus – Nicosia is located in the center of the island. It is a contemporary European city where the authorities, diplomatic missions of foreign states, headquarters of many Cyprus and international companies are concentrated.As the city is at a distance from the sea the property there is purchased by the foreigners who work in Nicosia on a permanent basis.
The nearest place from Nicosia on the coast is a tourist area of Larnaca – Dekelia Road which is approximately 40 km away from the capital.
Nicosia residents often purchase another property for their own use there as well as in Protaras area where they spend their spare time.
Nicosia Real Estate
The Nicosia Property Market like any other European capital has always both, residential property demand and commercial property demand, primarily local demand and only very little from overseas. Nicosia apartments are high in demand especially in the center while Nicosia detached houses and villas are mostly demanded in suburban areas.
Nicosia University apartments are also very high in demand due to the high expansion of educational industry in Cyprus. Many investors looking to buy University Nicosia apartments cause of the high yields and Guarantee Rental Income. Also Nicosia Center Apartment is a product very appealing to many wealthy people cause is proven to be a valuable investment.
Nicosia has also a very big commercial demand. Nicosia offices for big legal and financial firms as well as Nicosia shops for retail business are always in demand.Nicosia property is an asset that will always have demand. Living among the largest population area in Cyprus, Nicosia properties will always have a great resale value but also a great rental demand. Commercial properties in Nicosia, offices and shops are great investment and high yield products, providing in some cases over 5% rental returns.
Famagusta Real Estate
Famagusta property Market had always great demand. Either locals or foreigners were looking for an Ayia Napa apartment or Protaras Beach front Villa or opposite, an Ayia Napa Beachfront Villa and a Protaras apartment.
Owning a Famagusta property was always their escape for summer holidays in Cyprus.Traditionally, and during times that the area was less developed, many people and foreigners from the UK and Scandinavia bought properties in Famagusta and now living permanently. They own in Ayia Napa detached houses and villas or in Protaras apartments and townhouses.Nowadays, due to many factors the demand is high. Famagusta properties and especially the Ayia Napa apartments and Ayia Napa villas are product ideal for foreigners with high budget and investors.
Ayia Napa and Protaras are areas that deliver excellent rentals and can be very good business. Ayia Napa Apartments have annual high yields while Famagusta beachfront villas and Famagusta detached houses have also demand for short and long term rent with good return.
Famagusta property is enriched the last 3 years with marina villas and marina apartments. Ayia Napa marina resort and project is almost finished and investors can buy a Famagusta marina property with high rental yields. Famagusta apartments and Famagusta villas are product ideal for any type of demand.
For more information regarding Cyprus properties please visit Property Link Cyprus.
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2020.09.29 03:30 CyrusWaugh Every Taylor Swift Song Ranked (2006-2020) Part 1

The final post of the first first appreciation week, overall its been a blast writing about this, there's been some ups and downs as the week went on but I've stayed the course and you've all enjoyed it and in the end that's all that matters. Now I can't rank every single song she's ever written and sung, when she was 16 I believe she wrote 250 songs. So I'm only going to be ranking every song she's ever recorded in the studio which is 134, and since there are so many, I'll only be describing them with 2 to 3 sentences, I'm only going into detail with the deluxe version songs I didn't talk about and the top 30. Some songs have moved up since then and some have moved down, please remember this is my personal opinion and there is 134 songs, just because your favorite is at idk 40th place doesn't mean it is terrible in my eyes, there are just so many songs on the same level as it or better. So let's close out this great week on a high note shall we. I've provided links to my previous posts in case you want more context of what its about and what I like and don't like about it.
Taylor Swift-All Songs Ranked
Fearless-All Songs Ranked
Speak Now-All Songs Ranked
Red-All Songs Ranked
1989-All Songs Ranked
Reputation-All Songs Ranked
Lover-All Songs Ranked
folklore-All Songs Ranked


134. The Man (Lover)
A friend told me this song is Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2: Taylor Swift Edition, he is mostly accurate. Sure its fun but lyrically I can't stand this song.

133. I Think He Knows (Lover)
It honestly feels like a 2018 radio country song. And we all know how bad of a time that was for mainstream radio.

132. I Forgot You Existed (Lover)
Pretty similar thoughts, here, another song to the pile of songs defending her reputation. Except this isn't fun in anyway.

131. You Need To Calm Down (Lover)
Apparently this about defending and celebrating LGBTQ pride, did anyone catch that, it feels like another reputation defense song, besides that one out of place line that adds the word gay, I don't see it, still it's pretty fun to sing along to.

130. Hey Stephen (Fearless)
I find this one too cheery and annoying, pretty similar response to how I view the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jespen, still the lyrical rhyming is fun.

129. Dress (Reputation)
I think for a sex jam, it feels too out of place. It is vocally awkward and the trap beat doesn't help it's case. Pretty decent imagery though.

128. The Best Day (Fearless)
Like I've said plenty of times before, I don't see the emotional hype of the song, and if it's there, the sound of the track doesn't fit well. However the 2nd verse and on I thoroughly enjoy.

127. King Of My Heart (Reputation)
I don't like Game Of Thrones, so I'm not getting the references, also Bass is too loud on this track. Some might see this as a jam but not me.

126. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (Reputation)
It highlights her feud with Kanye West fairly, well but the melody is a big fat no from me, she has a fun time singing along so bonus points for that

125. A Perfectly Good Heart (Taylor Swift)
I find this track very weird vocally, it's still great, but it is very simple in their descriptions, and her songwriting skills have improved much more in later years.

124. Better Than Revenge (Speak Now)
I'm not a fan of punk rock, never has and never will. But still great lyrically, and it is such a good burn to Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle.

123. Starlight (Red)
Pretty fun song, but this one is on the more repetitive and vague end of the spectrum. This would've been better with real drums like a lot of the other pop tracks on this record.

122. If This Was A Movie (Speak Now: Deluxe Edition)
This is my least favorite of the deluxe tracks but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it, it sounds great instrumentally, and the simple concept is great, but I love songs that use simple concepts and use great imagery. This one doesn't really do that, but I think the melody is great, it's a classic Taylor Swift song, checking off a lot of the boxes of what makes a great swift song, sincere vocals, great melodies, and one hell of a bridge. It only really falls flat in terms of lyrics.

121. False God (Lover)
This grew on me a lot, blending soft jazz and R&B, a solid sex jam, unique concept, and verses are really interesting rhythmically.

120. Invisible (Taylor Swift)
Invisible feels like a prototype version of narratives and themes she's perfected over time. I'm not a big fan of this lyrically to a degree, and vocally/melodically, it doesn't really hold up to my modern standards, but instrumentally it makes up for it.

119. I'm Only Me When I'm With You (Taylor Swift
I think it blends the rock sound she was experimenting with pretty well with country, but it isn't really outstanding lyrically. It is a good song regardless for the road, at least for me.

118. The Way I Love You (Fearless)
I think it is pretty sweet, and how she loves someone, but still a lot of fearless is lacking in great lyricism with adjectives and metaphors compared to other songs and records.

117. Death By A Thousand Cuts (Lover)
The song's intro annoys the living daylights out of me. I think the message she is trying to perceive and calling it a thousand cuts is pretty excessive. But a lot of the instrumentals have a lot interesting stuff going on.

116. I Did Something Bad (Reputation)
I did something bad is great song to see live, if you want to party and feel a rush of excitement, I can't recommend this song enough, but I'm really an introvert and these songs aren't my style.

115. Untouchable (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
I think the song should've been way shorter as the lyrics are incredibly short. And one verse is literally 2 lines, and for the message she's trying to convey it needs to be longer. I think it sounds overall pretty well, nothing truly special or interesting like fiddle or steel. It plays it pretty safe. Another simple song done perfectly.

114.Cruel Summer (Lover)
I think it is really good lyrically, but the verses aren't that great as the chorus melodically, Cruel Summer really summarizes my opinion of Lover as a whole, a mostly unbalanced track with great moments.

113. Sparks Fly (Speak Now)
I think it draws a fine line with traditional sounds and rock sounds. An iconic chorus, with great verses to accompany it. The bridge is great as it should be, chorus and bridge lyrically aren't anything truly special but that isn't really what I come to this song for.

112. Gorgeous (Reputation)
Pretty fun overall, solid lyricism, if not pretentious in terms of production and melody. I'm glad it wasn't this bombastic anthem like a lot of the record is.

111. ...Ready For It (Reputation)
Definitely a personal preference for how high I ranked it, some interesting lyrics here and there, but this definitely for the more palatable pop ears, if you're a traditionalist don't listen to this.

110. Should've Said No (Taylor Swift)
Definitely a lot of inspiration from Carrie Underwood, and unlike Gabby Barret, this is good. She's not really trying to sound like her, but imitating her classic instrumental and melodical style. A classic jam, that for Traditionalists I do recommend.

109. Afterglow (Lover)
It's one of her more unique ones vocally and melodically. My first listen I thought it was an Ariana Grande song, if Ariana Grande actually wrote smart songs. It's her taking responsibility for the bridges she's burned throughout her career.

108. Wonderland (1989: Deluxe Edition)
I think there is a lot of interesting stuff going on in this track, but the chorus really drags it down as it overly repetitive, regardless of how well I like it instrumentally. I think the concept of the song is interesting but it really fails to convey it with details that don't really deal with Wonderland. It's not as fun or as interesting as the rest of 1989

107. You're Not Sorry (Fearless)
I love how it starts out with just piano and slowly more instruments come in and we build up to this dramatic conclusion. But like a lot of Fearless, nothing of outstanding lyricism.

106. Come Back...Be Here (Red: Deluxe Edition)
The core message of this track is about the problems of a long distance relationship, but I think it has trouble portraying the image of this story, it briefly mentions New York & London, it's pretty on the nose for most of the progression and it's really hard to realize the time gaps within the track. Still it is great in emotional vocals as is a lot of Red as a record.

105. You Are In Love (1989: Deluxe Edition)
I love the little details like burnt toast in the morning, little obscure details, are what drive me crazy about a song, I do prefer this one for the ears rather than for the brain mostly because the chorus is really dull. But we get the gut wrenching reveal that this isn't her describing her relationship, its about Jack Antonoff and his girlfriend who have maintained the closest there is to a perfect relationship and how she's still no there yet but she keeps trying. Excellent twist, and elevates this song a lot more.

104. Girl At Home (Red: Deluxe Edition)
This is all about a douche trying to start an affair, and she knows he's in a relationship and shuts him down before he can even begin. And how she describes this girl who she doesn't know, because she was that girl at one point in her life. I think the drum loop is unnecessary, regular drums would've sufficed, there aren't many songs like this in her catalog, and that's a good thing, it keeps this track fresh.

103. Seven (Folklore)
Seven is my least favorite from Folklore because of its vocal performance. I appreciate the childish lyrics now because of the fact that this is in the perspective of a 7 year old. You Need To Calm Down was praised for it's defense of queerness, which it doesn't in any way whatsoever, 7 does it a whole lot better and it is incredibly vague.

102. Everything Has Changed ft. Ed Sheeran (Red)
This is my dream duet for pop, but they could've handled this a lot better, it's played pretty safe in almost every aspect, vocally, lyrically and instrumentally, it's really only this high up, for how great they sound together.

101. Stay Beautiful (Taylor Swift)
It's a sweet little harmless song, its fun, solid instrumentation, good vocals, I don't really understand how people can hate this song, it's like a kitten.

100. Jump Then Fall (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
I think with a lot of the platinum edition bonus tracks, you can tell they weren't that well produced, they feel more like demo tracks, some ways that works it doesn't, This is somewhere in between. I think it's neat concept brings it this high, as it is pretty safe in all other aspects. The bridge is great as usual, basically expect a hell of a bridge from her second record and beyond, even on songs and records that aren't as good.

99. Holy Ground (Red)
Red's main style of instrumentation feels like a blend of contemporary rock and lighthearted pop. Some adore this track's every aspect, meanwhile I question a lot of it, especially with what she considers Holy Ground.

98. Superstar (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
This is just a sweet little song about being in love with a famous person, it's pretty cheesy, which is why I love it, most infatuation for famous people is pretty corny, and that captures this emotion so well. The instrumentation is great, and vocals are good as usual.

97. London Boy (Lover)
You are really only going to like this song if you are here for lyrics, if you have a vendetta for modern pop, this is not for you. The imagery for how she describes London is some of her best descriptions, but I'll agree, I'm not as big of a fan of it melodically, especially when she does a fake British accent.

96. The Story Of Us (Speak Now)
The day I enjoy punk rock style is when hell freezes over, and this song makes it pretty close to happening as it is so good in every other aspect, but the instrumentals really takes your mind off all of the better stuff going on.

95. Hoax (Folklore)
Hoax, lyrically doesn't feel like its on the same speed of the instrumentals. It is well sung and written but this would work a lot more, if the song was at a slower tempo, or if she added more details in it.

94. ME! ft. Brendon Urie (Lover)
Another song that's pretty harmless, it was my jam of 2019, I played this over and over as much as I did for songs like God's Country or Beer Never Broke My Heart. Brendon is a fantastic vocalist on the track, its a fun pop record and really nothing more.

93. 22 (Red)
Another really fun jam song, with a bit more a catchier melody as well as fun imagery. It's was a club anthem of 2012, and a great real start out in the pop world.

91. Sad Beautiful Tragic (Red)
This song blows me away so much in the verses but then the chorus lets me down. I love all the simple chords, apparently this is Trigger's favorite song from her, agree with his views towards it but the chorus is a major disagreement.

90. The Outside (Taylor Swift)
Unlike SBT, this doesn't disappoint me in the middle of a track, it holds pretty steady in all of the main factors of the song, and how the outside of something is the loneliest feeling there is, I 100% agree, with the message. Some might this one a little tedious, and yes I admit it's really this high for the messaging more than anything.

89. It's Nice To Have A Friend (Lover)
It's a pretty simple story about different places of time, and how the person you're in love with is your best friend, its simple in sound, melody and lyrics, so its perfectly balanced, its like a lighthearted version of Mary's Song.

88. Fearless (Fearless)
Pretty wholesome message of how your partner helps you lose your insecurities. It really leans into this Pop/All American sound people like Taylor and Miley Cyrus were known, for obviously I prefer Taylor.

87. Cold As You (Taylor Swift)
It has this haunting opening that is unforgettable. The acoustics are as is a lot of her first record. It is pretty simplistic lyrically, there's nothing truly clever about how cold this person is. It's just blatantly saying he is cold, and that isn't really compelling.

86. Daylight (Lover)
The closing track of Lover, is how she sees Alwyn as her daylight, in a forever dark night with touring, recording and the media. It's very laid back compared to the rest of the record, which is great, a lot of the songs have candy like style production, and like eating too much candy, you can get sick.

85. Forever & Always (Fearless)
The first of many songs going after Joe Jonas . Highlighting the 25 second dumping phone call. And this now famous quote he told her, of loving her forever and always. It's a burn that feels more like a sting that gets worse over time if that sounds right.

84. Treacherous (Red)
Treacherous has very interesting lyrics, like slopes quick sand among others. But it does tend to fall flat melodically, and the line of I like It feels kinda lazy, but that's just a personal issue honestly.

83. The Lakes (Folklore: Bonus Track)
The lakes highlights her escape from the world, where she wont be bothered by the media, angry social media haters, or anything that can bring her day down. It's beautiful and I believe references a poet named William Wordsworth so bonus points for classic references.

82. Don't Blame Me (Reputation)
Man we haven't touched Reputation for like 20 songs, this reminds of the style of Imagine Dragons, a lot of Reputation has this bad ass song I love, tracks like this will turn off a little people, it really is a personal preference, Taylor is really all about making the same record over and over, every record has significant differences, and I'll take different over copies every time whether its good or bad.

81. I Wish You Would (1989)
I think this leans into the lyricism of a bro song. But I'll take this over 80 or 90% of the bro songs from 2014. Like a majority of 1989, it blends the classic synth 80' sound with modern sound, it is one of my least favorite of the 1989 tracks for how tedious it can't get.

80. The Last Time ft. Gary Lightbody (Red)
What a beautiful duet, we get these 2 perspectives in a relationship, how for the dude this is the last time he's doing this, and in the girl's this is the last time she will give him a chance, I just think this song drags on for a little bit and the build up could've been faster and it loses points because of that.

79. Out Of The Woods (1989)
It's a great time, but yes it is mostly for the ears not the brains, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything clever about it, there is, the chorus is arguably the most repetitive one she's ever done.

78. New Romantics (1989: Deluxe Edition)
My favorite of the 1989 bonus tracks, its a club anthem, and normally I dislike them, but there's something about New Romantics that keeps me coming back to it, maybe its how fun it is to sing along, or my love for the synth, I can't really describe it.

77. Peace (Folklore)
I don't understand why this wasn't the final track, it closes the book on another chapter of Taylor's career, and opens the way for a wide range of possibilities. I think she is a bit too loud and should let the instrumentals shine a bit more. It's a great message overall, highlights how far she's come in her 14 year long career.

76. The 1 (Folklore)
While not my favorite album opener from her, still is pretty great, nice little details and directly tells you this record is nothing you've ever seen from her. It doesn't need to get into vivid details as that's not really the intention of the song, so as a whole I give it a big thumbs up.

75. Invisible String (Folklore)
The little details of places they've been to, referencing old singles, culminate into one of my favorite tracks of Folklore. It's stripped back a lot, and the story telling and imagery are allowed to take center stage.

74. End Game ft. Ed Sheeran & Future (Reputation)
If you can tolerate rap, then give this a listen as there is a lot of interesting stuff going on, Future isn't anything special, I'm really here for Ed and Taylor who actually bring it lyrically and rhythmically.

73. Mine (Fearless)
It is one of her most iconic melodies, I can sing this over and over, but it isn't great lyrically, End Game is better in terms of writing, I will not take that back, I only really prefer this for its incredible melody and how it's sound is better than Endgame.

72. Stay Stay Stay (Red)
It's fun, silly, a simple song. If you hate it, you're heartless. I can get saying it's nonintellectual, or how it isn't interesting in instrumentation but you can't call it trash.

71. I Almost Do (Red)
Really compelling messaging, of how she wants to run back to this person so bad, but she doesn't want to risk another painful goodbye. I think she just overuses the phrase I Bet, it really sounds like a gimmick.

70. The Moment I Knew (Red)
This song is a little weird for me, while I see the lyrics as emotional and heartbreaking, I don't really feel it like most songs like this, maybe I'm heartless idk, still it has great progression, and uses the phrase the moment I knew very well, and it doesn't feel gimmicky.

69. All You Had To Do Was Stay (1989)
I'm so glad one of her sex jams didn't end up here, or I wouldn't take this as seriously as I do. Stay is a jam, that talks about the ultimate test of relationships, and how often most partners fail it, and it most relationships are trial and error until you find the 1 for you.

68. The Last Great American Dynasty (Folklore)
While this has great messaging, metaphors and story telling, percussion is too much of an issue, I think it is at too fast of a tempo, but those issues don't hurt the fact that this song is amazing.
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2020.09.29 01:47 ClassyLifter [CAN-ON] [H] Huge Selection of Nintendo 3DS, DS, Gamecube, N64, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Everdrive, Gameboy, GBA, Wii, Wii U, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 Games and Systems [W] PayPal

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Nintendo 3DS Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Big Box Edition) Nintendo 3DS CIB $80
Pokemon Omega Ruby Nintendo 3DS NEW $70
Fire Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS CIB $60
Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Nintendo 3DS NEW $65
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS CIB $45
The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Time Nintendo 3DS CIB $35
Pokemon Sun Nintendo 3DS CIB $35
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS CIB $35
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS CIB $35
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DS In-Box, No Manual $30
Pokemon Sun Nintendo 3DS In-Box, No Manual $30
Mario & Luigi Dream Team Nintendo 3DS CIB $30
Pokemon Moon Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
New Super Mario Bros 2 Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS Loose $25
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
LEGO Lord of the Rings Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS Loose $ 20
Lego Marvel Super Hero's Universe in Peril Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Angry Birds Trilogy Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Steeldiver Nintendo 3DS CIB $15



Nintendo DS Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Pokemon SoulSilver Version (big box edition, no pokewalker) Nintendo DS In-Box - No Pokewalker $250
Pokemon SoulSilver Version (NOT FOR RESALE) Nintendo DS CIB $210
Pokemon HeartGold Edition (NOT FOR RESALE) X2 Nintendo DS CIB $210
Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times Nintendo DS CIB (MINTY) $200
Pokemon White Version 2 (x2) Nintendo DS CIB $130
Pokemon Black Version Nintendo DS CIB $90
Pokemon White Version (x2) Nintendo DS CIB $90
Pokemon Black Version (rough box) Nintendo DS CIB $80
Okami Den Nintendo DS CIB $55
Mario & Luigi Partners in Time Nintendo DS CIB $45
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS CIB $40
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Nintendo DS CIB $40
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero Nintendo DS CIB $30
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS CIB $30
The Legendary Starfy Nintendo DS CIB $25
Backyard Hockey Nintendo DS CIB $25
New Super Mario Bros Nintendo DS In-Box, No Manual $25
Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier Nintendo DS CIB $25
Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS alternate case, no manual $25
Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo DS Loose $25
Yoshi Touch & Go Nintendo DS CIB $25
Spyro: A New Beginning Nintendo DS CIB $25
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Nintendo DS CIB $25
Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini Nintendo DS CIB $20
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Nintendo DS CIB $20
Star Trek Tactical Assualt Nintendo DS CIB $20
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (x2) (2008) Nintendo DS CIB $20
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Winter Games Nintendo DS CIB $15
The Price Is Right Nintendo DS CIB $15
Rubik's World Nintendo DS CIB $15
Hello Kitty Birthday Adventures Nintendo DS CIB $15
Worms: Open Warfare Nintendo DS CIB $15
The Backyardigans Nintendo DS CIB $15
Broken Sword the Shadow of the Templars Nintendo DS CIB $15
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Nintendo DS CIB $15
Garfield A Tale of Two Kitties Nintendo DS Loose $15
Guinness World Records Nintendo DS Loose $15
The Settlers Nintendo DS CIB $10
Chicken Shoot Nintendo DS CIB $10
Zhu Zhu Pets Nintendo DS CIB $10
Pogo Island Nintendo DS CIB $10
LEGO Battles Nintendo DS CIB $10
Lego Battles: Ninjago (2 Copies) Nintendo DS CIB $10
The Smurfs (2 Copies) Nintendo DS CIB $10
Poptropica Nintendo DS CIB $10
Toy Story 3 Nintendo DS CIB $10
Skylanders Spyro Adventures Nintendo DS CIB $10



Nintendo DS System
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Nintendo 3DS Black Nintendo 3DS Loose (w Charger) $150
Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Loose (w Charger) $150
Nintendo 2DS (Electric Blue) Nintendo 2DS Loose (w Charger) $105
Nintendo DS Lite (White) Nintendo DS Loose (no charger) $55
Black and Red Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS Loose (w Charger) $85
Black and Red Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS Loose (no Charger) $70
Black Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS Loose (no Charger) $70
White Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DS Loose (no Charger) $60



Gamecube Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Gamecube CIB $145
Super Mario Sunshine (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $95
Mario Kart Double Dash Gamecube CIB $90
Pikmin Gamecube CIB $85
Luigi's Mansion (Player's Choice) Gamecube CIB $80
The Simpsons Hit and Run (Players Choice) Gamecube CIB $70
Pikmin (Players Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $65
Starfox Assault Gamecube CIB $60
Viewtiful Joe Gamecube CIB $60
Mega Man X Collection Gamecube CIB $55
Viewtiful Joe 2 Gamecube CIB $45
Sonic Adventure DX (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $45
Shadow the Hedgehog (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $45
Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3 Rebel Strike Gamecube CIB $40
X-Men Legends 2 Rise of Apocalypse Gamecube CIB $30
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Gamecube CIB $30
Ty, the Tasmanian Devil Gamecube CIB $30
Mega Man Anniversary Collection Gamecube CIB $25
Star Fox Adventures Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $25
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (Player's Choice) Gamecube CIB $25
X-Men Legends Gamecube CIB $25
Pac-Man Fever Gamecube CIB $20
Killer 7 Gamecube Loose (alternate Case) $20
Wave Racer Blue Storm Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $15
007 Everything or Nothing Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $15
Lord of the Rings Two Towers Gamecube CIB $15
007 From Russia with Love Gamecube Loose (alternate Case) $15
Spider-Man (Players Choice) Gamecube CIB $15
Top Gun Combat Zones Gamecube CIB $10
Prince of Persia Warrior Within Gamecube CIB $10
Driven Gamecube CIB $10



Gamecube Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Black Gamecube Controller Gamecube Loose $45
Indigo Gamecube Controller Gamecube Loose $45
Controller (Mad Catz) Gamecube Loose $20



Nintendo 64 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Super Smash Bros Nintendo 64 CIB $150
Perfect Dark Nintendo 64 CIB $60
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 Loose $60
South Park Chefs Luv Shack (PAL) Nintendo 64 CIB $60
F-Zero X Nintendo 64 Loose $45
007 Goldeneye Nintendo 64 Loose $40
Banjo Kazooie Nintendo 64 Loose $40
Star Fox 64 Nintendo 64 Loose $35
Quest 64 Nintendo 64 Loose $30
007 Goldeneye Nintendo 64 Loose $30
Perfect Dark Nintendo 64 Loose $25
007 The World is Not Enough Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Wave Race 64 Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Triple Play 2000 Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Blast Corp Nintendo 64 Loose $20
NHL 99 Nintendo 64 Loose $15
WWF Attitude Nintendo 64 Loose $15
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 Loose $15
Star Wars Rogue Squadron Nintendo 64 Loose $15
Memory Card (3rd party) Nintendo 64 Loose $10



Nintendo 64 Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Nintendo 64 Console w/ Grey Contorller Nintendo 64 Loose $125
Nintendo 64 Console (missing front cover + av Input) Nintendo 64 Loose $100
Nintendo 64 Yellow Controller Nintendo 64 Loose $40
Nintendo 64 Blue Controller Nintendo 64 Loose $35
Nintendo 64 Red Controller (bad stick) Nintendo 64 Loose $35
Nintendo 64 Gray Controller (bad stick) Nintendo 64 Loose $35
Nintendo 64 Controller Pak Nintendo 64 Loose $20
Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak Nintendo 64 Loose $20



Gameboy Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Operation C Gameboy Loose $40
Metroid 2 Return of Samus Gameboy Loose $35
The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening Gameboy Loose $35
Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge Gameboy Loose $25
Spider-Man X-Men Arcade's Revenge Gameboy Loose $15
Tetris Gameboy Loose $15
The Amazing Spider-Man Gameboy Loose $15
Super RC Pro Am Gameboy Loose $12


Gameboy Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Gameboy Console Gameboy Loose $70



Sega Genesis Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Vectorman Sega Genesis NEW $90
Rocket Knight Adventures Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $55
Cool Spot Sega Genesis CIB $35
Wolverine Adamantum Rage Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $35
Separation Anxiety Sega Genesis Loose $31
Ecco the Dolphin Sega Genesis CIB $25
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis CIB $25
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis Case and Manual Only (NO GAME) $25
X-Men Sega Genesis CIB, no poster $25
Aladdin Sega Genesis Loose $20
Ecco the Tides of Time Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $15
Ren and Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $15
Sonic Spinball Sega Genesis CIB $15



Sega Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Sega Dreamcast Arcade Stick Sega Dreamcast CIB $200



Gameboy Advance Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Metroid Fusion GBA CIB $180
EZ-Flash IV GBA Loose $60
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 GBA CIB $50
Super Mario Advance GBA CIB $50
Super Mario Advance 2 GBA CIB $40
Yu-Gi-Oh GX Duel Academy GBA In-Box, No Manual $35
Battleship, Risk, Clue GBA Loose $15
Harry Potter GBA Loose $15
Monopoly GBA Loose $15
Spyro: Season of Ice GBA Loose $15
Board Game Classics GBA CIB $15



Gameboy Advance Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Custom Back-Lit Gameboy Advance System (Glacier) GBA Loose $150
Gameboy Advance System (Glacier) GBA Loose $65



Nintendo Entertainment System Games (NES)
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Monster in my Pocket NES In-Box, No Manual $150
Kid Icarus NES CIB $150
Batman Return of the Joker NES Loose $80
A Nightmare on Elm Street NES Loose $80
Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse NES Loose $60
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 The Manhattan Project NES Loose $50
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out NES Loose $40
Adventure Island 2 NES Loose $35
Tecmo Super Bowl NES Loose $35
Game Genie NES Loose $35
Final Fantasy NES Loose $32
Super Mario Bros 2 NES Loose $30
Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link (Gold) NES Loose $30
Gremlins 2 NES Loose $30
Wolverine NES Loose $30
Super C NES Loose $30
Rampage NES Loose $25
Kid Icarus NES Loose $25
Tiny Toon Adventures NES Loose $25
Paperboy NES Loose $25
Little Nemo the Dream Master NES Loose $25
Donkey Kong Classics NES Loose $25
Ninja Gaiden 2 The Dark Sword of Chaos NES Loose $25
Ghosts 'n Goblins NES Loose $25
Faxanadu NES Loose $25
Werewolf NES Loose $22
Excitebike NES Loose $20
Smash TV NES Loose $20
Guerrilla War NES Loose $20
Bionic Commando NES Loose $20
Adventures of Lolo NES Loose $20
Metal Gear NES Loose $20
Jackal NES Loose $20
Friday the 13th NES Loose $20
Double Dragon NES Loose $20
Teenage Mutant Turtles NES Loose $20
Batman the Video Game NES Loose $20
Adventure Island NES Loose $20
Super Mario Bros 3 NES Loose $20
Snake's Revenge NES Loose $20
Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest NES Loose $20
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobomania NES Loose $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Arcade Game NES Loose $20
Robocop NES Loose $17
Double Dragon 2 NES Loose $15
Strider NES Loose $15
Blaster Master NES Loose $15
Star Tropics NES Loose $15
Spy Hunter NES Loose $15
RC Pro-Am NES Loose $15
Super Mario Bros NES Loose $15
Wizards and Warriors NES Loose $15
Blades of Steel NES Loose $15
The Simpsons Bart vs the Space Mutants NES Loose $15
The Goonies 2 NES Loose $15
Gotcha! NES Loose $15
Yoshi's Cookie NES Loose $15
Jaws NES Loose $15
Yoshi NES Loose $15
Roller Games NES Loose $15
Cyberstadium Series Base Wars NES Loose $15
Narc NES Loose $15
Dr. Mario NES Loose $15
Tetris NES Loose $12
Golgo 13 Top Secret Episode NES Loose $12
Operation Wolf NES Loose $12
Mickey Mousecapade NES Loose $12
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Loose $12
Duck Hunt NES Loose $12
Sky Shark NES Loose 10



NES Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
NES Zapper Light Gun NES Loose $15
NES Controller NES Loose $15



Super Nintendo Entertainment System Games (SNES)
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Super Mario Kart (Mint) SNES CIB $150
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble SNES CIB $140
Mortal Kombat 2 SNES CIB $90
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time SNES Loose $70
Final Fantasy 2 SNES Loose $65
Bust-A-Move SNES CIB $60
Super Mario World SNES Loose w Manual $45
Donkey Kong Country 3 - Dixie Kong's Double Trouble SNES Loose $40
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 SNES Loose $45
Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Loose $40
The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past SNES Loose $40
The Tick SNES Loose $35
Double Dragon 3 SNES Loose $30
Raiden Trad SNES Loose $30
MTV's Beavis and Butthead SNES Loose $30
Super Mario All-Stars SNES Loose $30
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (x2) SNES Loose $30
Nhl 95 SNES CIB $25
Toy Story SNES Loose $25
Ghostbusters SNES Loose $25
The Simpsons Bart vs the Space Mutants SNES Loose $25
Cool World SNES Loose $25
Spawn SNES Loose $25
Mortal Kombat SNES Loose $25
Mortal Kombat 2 SNES Loose $25
The Addams Family SNES Loose $25
Final Fight SNES Loose $25
Killer Instinct SNES Loose $25
Starfox FX SNES Loose $25
Disneys the Lion King SNES Loose $20
Super Empire Strikes Back SNES Loose $20
F-Zero SNES Loose $20
Alien 3 SNES Loose $20
WWF Raw SNES Loose $20
Daffy Duck Marvin Missions SNES Loose $20
Speedy Gonzales Los Gatos Bandidos SNES Loose $20
Spider-Man X0Men Arcade's Revenge SNES Loose $20
The Incredible Hulk SNES Loose $20
Clayfighter SNES Loose $20
Judge Dredd SNES Loose $20
Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure SNES Loose $15
NHL 97 SNES Loose $15
Super Star Wars SNES Loose $15
WWF Super Wrestlemania SNES Loose $15
Stunt Race FX SNES Loose $15
Disneys The Jungle Book SNES Loose $12
Nickelodeon Aaahh!!! Real Monsters SNES Loose $10



SNES Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
SNES Console Donkey Kong Edition SNES CIB $420
Super Scope 6 SNES Loose w Manuals $110
Acclaim Dual Turbo Wireless SNES Controllers + Receiver SNES Loose $55
Fighter Stick SN SNES Loose $35



Everdrive Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
SD2SNES Deluxe Edition SNES CIB $300
Mega Everdrive Sega Genesis Loose $285
Everdrive GB Gameboy CIB $200
Everdrive MD Sega Genesis CIB $185



Wii Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Mario Kart Wii (w/ 2 Steering Wheels) Wii CIB $75
NHL Slapshot Bundle Edition (w/ 2 Black Stick Controllers) Wii CIB $60
Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Selects WII CIB $60
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii CIB $60
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Wii CIB $55
Bit.Trip Complete Wii CIB $45
Wii Sports Wii Loose $40
Metal Slug Anthology Wii CIB $35
Active Life Outdoor Challenge Wii CIB $30
Super Mario Galaxy Wii CIB $30
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor Wii CIB $30
Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii CIB $25
A Boy and His Blob Wii CIB $25
Sonic Colors Wii CIB $25
Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii CIB $25
NHL Slapshot Wii CIB $20
MadWorld Wii CIB $20
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Wii CIB $20
Red Steel 2 Wii CIB $15
Geometry Wars Galaxies Wii CIB $15
Trauma Center New Blood Wii CIB $15
Trauma Center Second Opinion Wii CIB $15
Batman the Brave and the Bold Wii CIB $15
Okami Wii CIB $15
Wii Play (x2) Wii CIB $15
Game Party Wii CIB $15
Disney Sing It Wii CIB $15


Wii Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Wii Console Wii CIB $180
Wii Console (white) Wii Loose $70
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Wii Remote Wii Loose $65
Black Wii Motion Plus Remote with Nunchuck Controller Wii Loose $55
Black Wii Remote with Nunchuck Controller Wii Loose $40
White Wii Remote with Nunchuck Controller Wii Loose $35
Wii Classic Pro Controller (black) Wii Loose $35
Nunchuck Controller (x2) Wii Loose $20


Wii U Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Bayonetta 2 Wii U CIB $35
Mario Kart 8 Wii U CIB $35
New Super Luigi U Wii U CIB $35
Super Mario 3D World Wii U CIB $30
Super Smash Bros for WiiU Wii U CIB $25
Rayman Legends Wii U CIB $20
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Wii U CIB $15
Zombi U Wii U CIB $10



Wii U Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Mario Wii Remote Plus Wii U In-Box $60
Wii U Pro Controller (Black) Wii U Loose $45



Playstation Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Tobal No. 1 Playstation CIB $45
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Playstation In-Box No Manual $25
A Bug's Life Playstation In-Box No Manual $15


Playstation 2 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain PS2 CIB $70
Grand Theft Auto Vice City PS2 CIB $15
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 PS2 CIB $15
MVP Baseball 2004 PS2 In-Box No Manual $15
NHL 2K6 PS2 CIB $15
NBA Live 2004 PS2 CIB $15
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 PS2 CIB $15
NHL 09 PS2 CIB $15
Grand Theft Auto 3 PS2 CIB $15


Playstation 3 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 CIB $15
Madden 2007 PS3 CIB $15
NHL 2010 PS3 CIB $15
MLB 07 The Show PS3 CIB $15


Xbox 360 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 CIB $25
Call of Duty Black Ops Xbox 360 CIB $20
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Xbox 360 CIB $15
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 CIB $15
NHL 10 Xbox 360 CIB $15
Watch Dogs Xbox 360 CIB $15
Call of Duty World at War Xbox 360 CIB $15
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 CIB $15
NHL 14 Xbox 360 CIB $10
L.A Noire Xbox 360 CIB $10


Xbox 360 Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Silver) Xbox 360 CIB $50
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Gears of War 3 Edition Xbox 360 CIB $50


BUNDLE: Any 3 Games for $20 CDN
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Pet Alien an Intergalactic Puzzlepalooza Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Disney's Tangled Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Horsez Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Disney Fairies TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Nancy Drew The Model Mysteries Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Barbie The Island Princess Nintendo DS Loose 3 for $20
Wappydog Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Style Lab Makeover Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
World Championship Poker Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Space Chimps Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Hamsterz Life Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Spelling Challenges Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Real Time Conflict Shogun Empires Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Plushees Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS Alt case/no manual 3 for $20
Imagine Fashion Designer Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Madden 2005 Nintendo DS Loose 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS Alt Box, No Manual 3 for $20


BUNDLE: Any 2 Games for $25
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
LEGO Batman 2 Nintendo DS Loose 2 for $25
Monster High 13 Wishes Nintendo 3ds Loose 2 for $25
Flash Focus Vision training in minutes a day Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $25


BUNDLE: Any 2 Games for $20
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Lord of the Rings Conquest Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Star Wars the Force Unleashed (X2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Napoleon Dynamite Nintendo DS no manual, alt case 2 for $20
King Kong Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Meteos Disney Magic Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Tiger Woods 2005 Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
End War Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge Nintendo DS NEW 2 for $20
Brain Age (x2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Brain Age 2 Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Personal Trainer Cooking Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
True Swing Golf Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Big Brain Academy (x2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
My Weight Loss Coach Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
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2020.09.28 22:57 Zachy0803_9999 Chance me for Johns Hopkins and help me create a school list

Hello everyone reading this!
I am currently a highschooler in Vietnam, and my English name is Zach. I have always had a dream of studying abroad, mostly in the US, and now the time has come. I have been preparing my profile since last year's summer such as studying for SAT, IELTS,.... It has been a harsh process.
Admittedly, I am not an excellent student, compared to others around me, locally and internationally. I only dare have two dream schools, which are Johns Hopkins University and maybe Stanford ( I know I am aiming too high, but if I had to choose, I would choose Johns Hopkins over Stanford, and I really really want to go to Johns Hopkins). The only struggle I am coping with is that I am still kinda lost in choosing the right school, like if I ever had a chance to attend Johns Hopkins. I don't even have a complete school list right now to back up. To me I don't care much about the ranks. I am fine with top 70 and top 100 schools and even above. I really want to study Biomedical Science and I know I have to study abroad for my future career path, as well as to broaden my mind. I would be very appreciative if you guys could help me. Importantly, regardless of what school I may attend, I have to have scholarship/ financial aid that could cover me at least 50% since my parents could not afford for me more than 25.000 USD per year. Thanksssss
Here is my profile:
Demographics: queer male, Asian (Vietnamese), public high school, and I am not the first generation to go to college.

Intended Major(s): Biology generally ( to be specific, I really love to study Biomedical Science or Biomedical engineering)

ACT/SAT/SAT II:
- My SAT superscore: 1430 (M:780) ( I don't remember correctly this added score, but it is roughly about that)
- My English fluency: 7.5-8 (IELTS)
- Incoming SAT Math II: aim 750+
- Incoming SAT Biology: aim 750+
GPA and Rank: In Vietnam, we do not have the GPA system (weighted or unweighted score); we only have a 0-10 score scale, with 0 is the lowest and 10 is the highest to grade students.
+ Grade 10: 9.5/10
+ Grade 11: 9.6/10
+ Grade 12: aim 9.2+/10

Coursework: AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores, etc: N/A ( Vietnamese schools do not offer these classes)

Awards:
- Gold medal in city Olympic competition specialized in Biology, school year 2018-2019
- Finalist in the Vietnam UPSHIFT competition season 5, sponsored by UNICEF. I was awarded 1.000 USD, school year 2019-2020. This competition looked for young leaders that could innovate ideas to fight climate change and take part in that process
- Third prize in city English talented competition for grade 9 students, school year 2017-2018

Extracurriculars:
-Co-founde head of programs of TOFU TREE, which is a project mainly about incentivize young people, especially students to follow the flexitarian lifestyle to protect their health and the environment.
-Working for Project Sugar ( a well-known nonprofit educational organization in Ho Chi Minh city) as a volunteer teaching English for orphans in the local, which lasted 3 months.
- A member of Human Resources Sector for my school's public speaking club for my whole grade 11 year.
- A volunteer for World Clean Up Day in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam to clean and recycle trash in an local area with a bunch of university students in a day. The results are impressive: 3 tons of trash gathered
- I am currently planning to start up a small project about SOGIE and mental health care for queer students in my city too. I am still working on the proposal and finding partners. I hope i could launch it soon before the end of 2020.
Essays/LORs/Other: I am currently writing my Personal Statement, and I have not done any other essays. About letter of recommendation, I will have one from my 11 grade Math teacher ( she is writing it). one from my 11 grade English teacher ( I have yet to contact him), and one from my counselor, who is also my headteacher this school year ( Still haven't talked to her about this)

Schools: as I have said above, I am currently building my school list. It is kinda late now ( I know i can't apply for any school's ED or EA; I am planning to take the RD) and I am kinda panic due to how lost I feel right now. This means so much for me and my family if somebody could help chance me for my dream school, which is Johns Hopkins ( also the probability of being offered aid). Additionally, could anybody suggest me some reach and safe schools that could offer me 50-75% scholarship/financial aid based on my profile? To me, the cost takes priority over the ranks. Of course, I still care for quality, but what I need most now is average, generous schools that suit my profile above. Thanks for reading this! Lots of love for u guys <3

Sidenote: I have asked too much, but I really want to say that I am still considering other countries like Canada, European countries, or Singapore. Thanks again, have a nice day <3
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2020.09.28 22:02 TheLoneLagoon No Friends At Age 32

I’m lonely as hell.
I’ve typically had friends in the past but I’ve moved a few times (for work) and am on my 5th state. I don’t know what to do.
Should I get on an app? Are people meeting up during the quarantine?
I moved cross country right before this shitstorm called Corona hit and since I’ve moved, I haven’t met one friend.
I cut off or outgrew previous friendships. My ex best friend showed me that she wasn’t a friend at all. We were friends for 10 years and it still hurts that I had to let her go.
I have no family nearby. My family members are in other states. I’m only close to one relative and she’s in her late 70s.
How can I meet new people?
I have no one to talk to. I work from home so I have no one to talk to in person. My life is also boring. I spend all day working then I go to the gym and I might go to the store to pick up a few things.
I have no romantic partner also.
I was in therapy but stopped and now have no support system.
My life used to be full of having friends, traveling, going to clubs, and just enjoying my youth. Now I feel like an old woman.
Please help me!
I need someone to talk to but don’t know how or where to go.
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2020.09.28 17:47 WifiPassword12345 I am 25 and I am starting to love myself and be happy for the first time in my life

Lately I (25m) have been feeling overwhelmed with emotion. I kind of expect nobody to read, I just wanted to get it off my chest.
I was pretty badly abused as a child, but I never really realised it until I started sharing stories about it with my partner about 5-6 years ago. I was surprised again recently when a relationships mod deleted a post about my parents and told me to go to abuse (this was quite a surprise to me). My family immigrated when I was 4 under some pretty rough circumstances. In grade school, I was a violent problem child who was constantly getting suspended. In high school, I became the outgoing popular kid. My group of friends were the adventurous ones at the school. We'd skip school to go fishing, do every drug under the sun, explore abandoned places, and set off fireworks when/where not allowed.
Once high school ended, I had a strange moment. I suddenly realised that I had never been not depressed. Through school I had often spent the night crying on and off until late at night, sometimes until sunrise. I had felt lonely at home, so at school, I had made sure I was never single for long. I never thought of myself as depressed before, but now that I had no friends or school to keep my occupied, I found myself becoming suicidal. I alienated my girlfriend at the time despite her best efforts to be emotionally supportive and ultimately killed the relationship.
Then university came. I think that I went into university with very poor self-esteem because my parents frequently put me down (pretty severely), people would reference the fact that I was an overall littler guy (for the record I'm 5'6-7" and 120-40lbs), and I feel like others were never considerate of my feelings because I always presented as confident and outgoing. I had dated about half a dozen to a dozen girls in school, and weirdly enough I had never been rejected by a girl before. But for some reason, once I got to university I found myself facing constant rejections. I also discovered (I didn't know this before university) that I look younger than I am, so much to the point where my friends and I once visited a strip club for a birthday and I (and only I) was subjected to near-constant insults and harassments by other patrons about how I looked underage. It was emasculating to the point where I paid $300 for a private room with a stripper just to hide away while my friends had fun, and the stripper called me gay for not getting hard for her (this hurt even more because I hadn't yet come to terms with my bisexuality because of my religious upbringing).
At some point, I started tutoring one of those girls that had rejected me, and got sucked into her friend group. She had this best friend that I had stalked on Facebook and found extremely attractive. But at this point in my life, I felt like I was unable to acknowledge any girls existence who was above a certain attractiveness threshold. The first time I met this friend in person, she said hi to me but I didn't look at her, say anything to her, or acknowledge her in any way. A few months go by, and I end up having dinner one day with that original girl's boyfriend and this other friend. I sat across from her, and I had never really seen her from up close and I kind of avoided looking at her. But now she sat across from me, and she was literally the most gorgeous person I had ever seen. Almost the entire time, she seemed to keep her eyes glued the TV that was in the restaurant, even while engaging in conversation, so I didn't feel as self-conscious about looking at her. I decided to follow-up on some of the conversation that night, and we really hit it off. Later on I asked her to go grocery shopping with me. I couldn't really invite her to do anything else because I was actually broke as fuck. That strip club story from earlier? I was actually homeless during the semester that happened, and lived out of friends' places and the library. We went grocery shopping and I walked her home. We talked in front of that building until literal sunrise, and I have never fallen for someone like that or that quickly. She invited me to stay the night but holy fuck it didn't feel right (I also hadn't been able to wash my socks in months).
We eventually started dating. I asked her out, and she responded by asking me why I wanted to date her. I started stammering something but she kissed me before I could really say anything substantial. Insecurity set in pretty early. Basically everyone I knew commented on how out of my league she was, sometimes even strangers in fucking public, like jesus christ people cut a guy a damn break. I showed her lots of affection but I kind of kept physically distant because I was paranoid about creeping her out. Almost a month goes by, and one day, she tells me she thinks I find her unattractive because I hadn't tried to get into her pants yet. So I tried to oblige her and couldn't even get it up (this was only the 2nd time I had erection trouble in my life, the first time having been when I was about to lost my virginity). We had discussed our sexual histories and it became clear that I had more of a history, so this happening made her feel inadequate. I guess this caused her to make this next mistake. She told me that mine was the fifth penis she had touched and that I was the smallest. I had considered myself above average, because I am, so this was kind of a devastating moment. She later apologised, saying that she thought I was confident enough to handle it, that she realised that she said it in an insensitive way, and that it wasn't even true (apparently I was actually the second smallest lol). I have accidentally said things that have hurt her body confidence too, but you can imagine that this had a complicated effect on me combined with all of the other circumstances.
Our relationship moves forward. I never really shake this feeling of inadequacy until pretty recently. We've been through plenty of drama together. One time someone called the cops on us when we were arguing in public, and even though nothing happened, she got scared (I'm a person of colour and she is white) and told them that she hit me thinking she was getting me out of trouble, and ended up getting herself arrested instead. She supported me through a stint at a very stressful and exhausting 50-hour construction job. The biggest challenge was still to come however. I went to law school, and ended up getting bullied the shit out of. A lot of it had to do with the kind of poor characters that law school tends to attract. Let's just say that law school is a place where big egos reckon with mediocrity. I was younger than most of my classmates, I looked even younger, I knew all 175 of my classmates by name, I was the guy who always asked questions in class, and I was this little guy with all this big dick energy and a super hot girlfriend. The hostility from certain 30+ year old white males was, let's just say it wasn't that subtle. I ran for president of the student council and a whole bunch of the older (white) students attacked me for being a nazi, they said I was trying to "Trump" the student council just because I thought most of the stuff that the council spent money on was shit that almost nobody cared about (because clearly cutting spending = fascism). They also dug up the fact that I had been a senior staff at one of the (top 5) biggest right-leaning news outlets in the country, as well as a really old facebook comment taken out of context in which I used a homophobic slur, and used these as a reason to corner and heckle me in the halls of the school. They would yell, talk shit within earshot, and one 30+ year old "woke" boy made a clear racist remark to me with my fiancée right beside me.
I had a psychotic breakdown, the depression became more severe, and I got suicidal to an extent I hadn't experienced before. I desperately started reaching out for help and got put on all sorts of medications, sometimes several at a time. I began to develop all sorts of addictions, and my mental health reached such a low that I literally couldn't even recognise faces anymore. I caught myself talking to a stranger on the street thinking that they were someone I knew. The only thing that got me out of bed in the morning was my fiancée making me breakfast. She was rock solid through all of these years, and I honestly believe some bad shit would have gone down had I not had her by my side.
I had a best friend from undergrad, who was my first best friend. I never got close to people growing up and later in my life I learned that I am on the autism spectrum. We helped each other connect the dots in terms of childhood trauma, did a lot of drugs together, and talked almost all day almost every day. Towards the end of school, I knew that it was time to shake all of the addictions I had acquired and work on other personality flaws, both original and acquired. This best friend and I had unfortunately spent the years falling into a mentality of victimhood and helplessness, and I had to leave this behind. He had a fiancée of his own, and while mine spent the years trying to pull me up, his dragged him down and they seemingly couldn't stop digging a deeper psychological and financial hole for themselves. At the end of law school, after having spent years in relative social isolation with only one or two close friends, we got married and moved back to the city where we originally met (for my job), and started hanging out a lot more with friends that we hadn't hung out with for a long time. My wedding gave me such imposter syndrome it was insane.
I never had much capacity for a lot of social interaction growing up, but having talked with this guy all the time for years, I got used to constantly having a friend to talk to other than my wife. Out of boredom, I started rekindling friendships and my wife and I found that we were able to get very close to others and quickly develop strong and supportive relationships.
I always thought she was too good for me, and while I was in the dumps, this insecurity caused me to go so far as trying to sabotage the relationship. While I loved her, it was so anxiety inducing to think that I was so dependent on someone I so sorely didn't deserve, especially during law school when I really had no psychological capacity to be a giving partner. Watching her interact with people in a group made me fall in love with her all over again.
People say we look amazing as a couple, but honestly, she would make anyone look good. The thing with her is that any guy she stands next to automatically looks like a fucking catch. My insecurity started surfacing when I started wondering if any of my friends could have been a better partner to her than I had been for those 3 years. Insecurity gave rise to jealousy, which I quickly channelled into emotions of gratitude and desire. This gratitude has been an absolute steroid in terms of improving my personality. I feel that I have been given so much that I have a nearly unlimited capacity to give back.
One day, I began to look back at how far I had come. I have almost become the kind of person that I always wished to be, and I have almost become the kind of husband that my wife deserves. I can't describe this emotion of feeling like a good partner, to perhaps the only woman on this earth who could have turned me, of all people, into decent husband material. As soon as I truly felt "no, I don't need to be insecure about not being good enough; and yes, I am capable of being the man she deserves," it was like I discovered that I had been living a lie for 25 years.
I thought I was a lazy person, but that was just an excuse to be lazy because I always got the task done when push came to shove. I thought I was ugly, but realised that this was based on literally no evidence other than society's slight bias against baby-faced men. I thought I was short and small, but nobody else notices that past my giant personality unless they're jealous of something. I feared that I didn't have enough penis but the one person whose opinion matters thinks it's long, very thick, with exceptional stamina, and next to some big swinging balls. I thought I was unkind, but I was choosing not to be kind out of fear that my kindness would not be reciprocated. I felt like she felt judged for being with me, but she has always gone lengths to show that she was proud to be mine. What was I so damn insecure about? We're living in a day and age where society tells us that our problems our not our fault, our thoughts are out of our control, and our fate is based more in luck than agency, but that's all bullshit. You direct your actions and are ultimately the master of your own destiny, at least in terms of what kind of person you grow into.
I got reddit for the first time pretty recently, and it's become obvious to me that my self-loathing was far from unique. Neither were my insecurities, their irrationality, or the way that they manifested themselves in my life. I really don't expect anyone to have made it this far, but if you did, I hope you learn to untangle the web of lies we tell ourselves in insecurity. I hope that you come to the conclusion that we stop ourselves from feeling good about ourselves because of past hurt. I hope you don't prevent yourself from building up your self-esteem out of fear for the unpleasant surprise of having it knocked back down.
I never thought I would find this feeling or come to this place in my life, but I dearly hope that your journey takes you there as well.
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2020.09.28 00:38 DramaticPatience0 [HIRING] 40 Jobs in WY Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
The Home Depot Customer Service/Sales Wyarno
Engineering Associates Project Manager with a PE (Saratoga) / Civil Engineering Technician (Cody) Cody
Corrhealth Lpn Cheyenne
May Trucking Company Drivers - Mileage Bonus! Chugwater
May Trucking Class A CDL Company Drivers - New Pay Packages & Sign-on Bonus Cottonwood School
May Trucking CLASS A CDL Truck Driver - You work, We pay, Guaranteed! Cottonwood School
Impact Health Lpn Lost Springs
Impact Health Lpn Lovell
Meadow Lark Transport CDL Class A OTR Company Driver - Dry Van Green River
Meadow Lark Transport CDL Class A OTR Company Driver - Dry Van Laramie
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Natrona County
Transport Designs Inc OTR CDL A Dry Van Truck Drivers - Flexible Home Time Casper
CRST International CDL-A Owner Operator Truck Driver Gillette
Med Travelers Travel Medical Lab Tech - $1,625 per week Gillette
Transport Designs Inc OTR CDL A Dry Van Truck Drivers - Flexible Home Time Gillette
Advanced Medical Speech Pathologist - SLP Lander
CRST International CDL-A Owner Operator Truck Driver Laramie
CRST International CDL-A Owner Operator Truck Driver Rock Springs
Grant Trucking Class A CDL - Truck Drivers Rock Springs
CompHealth Physician: Locums Opportunity in WY for Critical Care Physician JOB-2614277 Casper
General Healthcare Resources - Travel Nursing Travel Nurse - ER RN - Laramie, WY Laramie
Engineering Associates Project Manager with a PE (Saratoga) / Civil Engineering Technician (Cody) Saratoga
Engineering Associates Project Manager With A Pe Saratoga Civil Engineering Technician Cody - Engineering Associates Cody
Jobble - Engineering Associates Project Manager With A Pe Saratoga Civil Engineering Technician Cody Cody
Mvv Lines Inc OTR CDL A Truck Driver - Make Up To $2,500 Weekly Gillette
Schneider Class A CDL - Regional Truck Driver Kaycee
TherapyFly Travel Therapy Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,653 per week Lander
TherapyFly Travel Therapy Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,228 per week Rawlins
Med Travelers Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,700 per week Rawlins
Club Staffing Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,700 per week Rawlins
TherapyFly Travel Therapy Travel Physical Therapist - $1,134 per week Rawlins
Club Staffing Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,700 per week Rock Springs
Med Travelers Travel Speech Language Pathologist - $1,700 per week Rock Springs
Cross Country Nurses RN / Medical Surgical Worland
Cross Country Nurses RN / Intensive Care Unit Worland
Army National Guard Infantryman - Management Training Afton
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Assistant Store Manager Alpine
Nomad Health Medical - Surgical Travel Nurse RN - $43/hour Arapahoe
American Mobile Healthcare Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - $1,656 per week Basin
CareStaff Partners Temp/Travel -Registered Nurse (RN) ER (NIGHT) Basin
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in wy. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2020.09.27 20:48 UntamedShew Should I (28f) break up with my girlfriend (22f) over ye olde kids problem

I'm guessing the answer is yes, but on the off chance that there's something else we could explore, I thought I'd go to the internet for it's wealth of knowledge.
My girlfriend and I have been together for 2 years. The age difference isn't the most extreme, but we feel it. I feel it.
She's so young and wants to be young. It's been the greatest pleasure of my life getting to support her through her youth.
I never wanted to be young like she does. I never wanted to go to bars or clubs, to sleep around or date around (note: we have a closed relationship and she's happy with that, but before we got together she'd have fun), or any of the not uncommon pleasures of youth. To make it worse, she still lives at home with her parents and will until she finishes university in February, so she feels like she didn't get to have enough of the "youth" experience yet. Having to be in lockdown (which her country is still in) certainly doesn't help.
When I was her age, I was focused on building a life where I could grow a family.
In my dream life plan, I would have had kids at 24 with a loving partner who was enthusiastic about raising them with me. That didn't happen largely because it took me until I was 25 to realize that the reason I wasn't "clicking" with any of the men I was dating was I wasn't straight. But I did know that I love kids. I was a live-in nanny for a year, having the kids for full weekends and having them wake me up before I was ready on days off just to play, and loved it. I almost became a teacher for 3-4 year old because I love them at that age. I babysit frequently to this day.
She never thought she'd want to have kids. But she also never thought she'd want to have a relationship. And even if she had one, she never thought she'd want to be monogamous nor marry, but she seems to passionately want that with me now. I tend to think that's just the thing about being in your early 20's; you don't know what you could want yet.
But I'm not in my early 20's. I want kids, in my ideal world I'd have had them yesterday, but I would never have them without a committed and enthusiastic spouse.
I feel as though it's utterly unfair of me to put this kind of pressure on a 22 year old. She's practically a kid herself still. She still has a lot of life to live, so much time to grow. I want her to enjoy her youth, but I'm just not as young and I'm ready to be done with that part of life and move on to other things. She shouldn't have to decide if she wants kids at 22, she should be kicking that can down the road as long as she wants.
But I don't think I can give her the years it will take to figure out where that can lands.
She's asked for three years to decide if she can have them. But feel like I might be better served using that time to find a new partner that shares my dream. If I was 22 as well, it wouldn't be an issue. But I'm 6 years older and it just feels so different. If she said she %100 wanted kids but wanted to be older, I could wait because she's worth it. But I can't wait on a "I'm %75 sure I don't want kids," which is where it was left last night.
I don't want to let her go because I've never had anyone love me like she does. She listens to me, she notices the little things I do and loves me for it, she was there for me through the sudden death of my brother in a way no one else was. I don't want to give up what we've built.
Is there any hope?
Eta: TL;DR: I want kids, the girlfriend doesn't. Feeling pretty doomed, agree/disagree?
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2020.09.27 16:08 travel_ali A few more thoughts and experiences after 5 years.

It is now just over 5 years since I moved from the UK to Switzerland. There have been many surprises along the way. I moved here with a 1 year temporary contract and had vague plans to work, see the country at weekends, and then move on elsewhere after. During this time I have moved house, moved job, been unemployed for a few months, explored the country, met and worked with Swiss people from various parts of the country and Expats of various backgrounds, oh and gotten married to a Swiss person.
This is not an all out guide (there are plenty of those), more my reflections and a few lessons learned.
I have posted before after 1 year and after 2.5 years.I have also written pretty extensively about travelling here and Switzerland in general – an overview post of all that is here.
---Resources---
I came in knowing practically nothing other than a frantic check of anything I needed to do to avoid being kicked out.
  • The book “Living and Working in Switzerland : A Survival Handbook” by David Hampshire, is very useful.
  • Various dedicated websites with more serious official information sem.admin.ch, and Ch.ch, and to an extent websites like SwissInfo.
  • Various websites with more unofficial but helpful information. The EnglishForum.ch is a treasure trove of information and experiences. But there are endless other places like Newlyswissed, and Swiss and Chips that vary between useless fluff and very useful info.
---Why and how---
  • I did a PhD in the UK and as I was finishing it up and looking for a PostDoc I basically just got a job here in a place I had never heard of through chance by a chain of contacts. I had been looking to move abroad but for some reason Switzerland had never occurred to me.
  • Initially I arrived on a 1 year contract with Firm A, with the strong likelihood of it being extended to 2 years. It ended up as 2.5, by which time I was moved in with my girlfriend and I was set on sticking around. Job hunting was slower than I expected, so before starting on a new position at Firm B I applied to unemployment benefits for what turned out to be just a month (not sure I need to be so secretive really, but why not).
  • I basically just moved with my laptop and as much clothing as I could fit in a 60L backpack. I didn’t botheforgot to declare anything (not that I brought anything of any value with me).
  • I got lucky with housing, but that could have been the biggest problem. Initially I had been expecting to stay at a flat rented by the company for a month or two until I found my own place. This got cancelled at the last minute and I found myself trying to find a flat to move straight into. In the end I staying at a hostel for a week and moved into a shared flat found through WGzimmer.ch before the end of the week. There are not many shared flats compared to the UK, and applying for a flat often feels more like applying for a job or dating with the process dragging on for much longer than the “You like it? OK deposit and sign here” method in the UK. Starting early and getting help from your company is certainly advisable there.
---Bureaucracy, Rules, and Paperwork---
I had feared this would be a slow and complicated torture, but to date this has all been very quick, easy, and painless. In large part probably because I had a job already, I was an EU citizen, and I had an address lined up quickly.
  • Dealing with the local authorities has always been fast, efficient, and friendly. Other than collecting my residency permit every so often when a contract has been renewed I have only had to deal with them very periodically, but any phone call or visit has taken no more than 20 minutes with very little waiting. This might just be because I live in a small city – maybe in Zürich or a tiny village it is different.
  • I had a slight delay in getting my permit and bank account activated as I waited for the landlord to approve my place as subtenant and give me a contract for proof of address (despite the fact I was already living there). This didn’t create any problems, my firm just gave me an envelope stuffed with bank notes for my first payment.
  • Setting up a PostFinance bank account was easy (even with a language barrier then). 20 minutes of filling in a form and showing a few documents.
  • Despite the reputation for rules and order I have not noticed much difference to life in other industrialised western countries. If anything it is more relaxed in many ways. There are some stricter rules like having to use pre-taxed bin bags or minimal noise on a Sunday, but these are mostly reasonable enough. It is nice not hear endless lawn mower engines on a Sunday afternoon. The only rule that seems pointless is having to tie up paper in a perfect bundle for recycling. Maybe if I ever try and build a house or plan an extension it will get more complex and painful.
  • You are supposed to swap your driving licence within a year, or unable to drive in Switzerland and be made to repeat the test again if you want a Swiss licence. I didn’t apply at first given that I never intended to drive here or stay much longer at first. When I did apply after 2.5 years through the standard process (just to see what would happen) I actually did just get given a Swiss licence without being asked to go through the whole testing process.
  • The mandatory health insurance is easy enough to set up with all the big companies offering English support.
  • Tax was originally paid at the source (as is standard for foreign workers up until you are on a C permit), but now being married and treated as a combined legal entity I am paying tax through the standard method.
  • Going through the marriage process was also easy. Being an EU citizen marrying a Swiss citizen helped. There was some confusion when they asked for a statement from the UK govt saying I was not married as this apparently has not been given out in years, but a quick chat resolved that problem.
---Money---
  • I make roughly 100k CHF per year. This is decent by Swiss standards, given my education and experience I could get more in another firm/position here, but I am happy with my workplace and would be very reluctant to give up my scenic riverside commute by bike.
  • Saving money has not been a problem. Even bearing most of the household costs with a studying partner. Not having a car, pets, kids, or eating/drinking out much helps there. My main non-essential expense is the general train pass and food/accommodation costs for weekends around the country.
  • The high prices take some getting used to at first, but when you work here it isn’t so bad (once you learn to stop converting them back to your native currency). The positive side is that when you leave Switzerland everything is suddenly so cheap.
--- The Swiss ---
I like the Swiss.
  • I have never had any problems with the Swiss; despite the number of comments I see online bemoaning the fact that whilst Switzerland is a beautiful country it would be terrible to live in as the locals hate foreigners. I have never had a moment of hostility and experience less general rudeness than I would expect back home in the UK (even with language/culture barriers to push the patience).
  • I am however white, from a north-western European country which doesn’t have many expats in Switzerland, and educated (outside the expense of the Swiss people). So I am probably not going to be the target of much racism or xenophobia.
  • Whilst not the warmest people in the world there is a certain friendliness, especially in informal situations. Put a Swiss person in the countryside and they will be friends with anyone. In rural restaurants especially sharing a table with strangers and saying hello/goodbye to everyone there as a whole is standard practice.
  • I am also more on the introverted side so a quieter and orderly country is probably more my sort of place than some of the commenters.
---Making friends---
My friendship group is a mix of Swiss and other expats. It is easier to integrate with other expats, though I find that the younger generations of Swiss are much more open than the old jokes of knowing a Swiss person from birth or for 40 years to be their friend would suggest.
---Language---
I have written fairly extensively about Swiss-German before
  • I had some very basic German in the distance past from school. Then started learning before I arrived. Now I am B2/C1 with German and working towards A2 with French.
  • I didn’t need to get a language certificate (still don’t really). Partly I put it off thinking I would wait until the next level, and partly that the grammar and me are not friends. I have finally taken the TELC B2 exam for German and am waiting on the results for that.
  • English is very widely spoken. Frustratingly so at times, even in seemingly obscure and remote little places I have people speak back to me in English when they hear my accent.
  • If you live in a city and work in an international workplace then knowing the local language isn’t really needed. Though I certainly don’t recommend doing that.
  • It is natural to think that everyone here speaks German/French/Italian fluently (and maybe some Romansch), but that is far from the case. Some do have all 3, many are fluent in 2, but very often English is the preferred common language outside of their mother tongue. Likewise the way the language regions tend to have very hard borders without much overlap was a bit surprising at first.
  • Being in a country with multiple languages will never get boring. Especially somewhere that actually is bilingual like Biel where it isn’t uncommon for a shopkeeper to forget what language they were speaking to you in and switch from German to French.
---Surprises---
  • Those bastard fancy landscape photos didn’t show the fog did they? From September to February temperature inversion means that much of the low lying middle of Switzerland can be sat in/under a thick fog. How bad this is varies by location; some places barely get any whilst others turn into Silent Hill. Already shorter winter days can be shortened by hours as the light is swallowed. The plus side is that above the fog you get super clear views, but it gets depressing after weeks of daily life sat in it.
  • The country is much livelier than I expected. The stereotype of a grey serious place might have been true decades ago but certainly isn’t now. Especially in summer there are constant music festivals, lively bars, and flotillas of people floating down the rivers in inflatable flamingos. Granted it still isn’t Latin America.
  • I was not prepared for Swiss-German, my then basic German knowledge didn’t stand a chance. I have been working on this and managed to put together as comprehensive collection of resources as you are likely to find anywhere for Swiss-German.
  • The Swiss see summer as BBQ season in a way that makes the Aussies look like amateurs. I have seen people lighting up fires on tiny balconies in Zürich to BBQ on.
  • How much there is outside of the Alps. Maybe it was my ignorance before, but I was surprised by how many beautiful spots there are even in the topographically boring parts of the country.
---Swiss Achievements---
  • Aromat on the table.
  • Making a fire in the countryside to roast a cervelat.
  • Phoned the police to lodge a nose complaint (the Bünzli award). It was 2am on a weekday and the 5th night in a row. I haven’t started to phone the police because my neighbour sneezed too loudly on a Sunday (yet).
  • Raclette grill and Fondue caquelon in the kitchen.
  • Swimming and floating in lakes and rivers.
  • Visiting more places in Switzerland than most Swiss people I know. A new country is always more interesting than your own backyard in fairness.
---Why I am still here---
I certainly never thought I would be here 5 years later, but I am very happy to still be around.
  • It is a beautiful and safe county with nice people, high quality services and infrastructure. Having understood the culture and learnt the language is an incentive too.
  • I keep finding work. The Swiss level income is a nice bonus, but it really isn’t the thing that is driving me to stay here.
  • The thing I would find hardest to give up is the freedom of the landscape. The extent of paths and smaller roads around the country that are open to anyone. Making it so easy and carefree to get out and anywhere, especially by foot or bike.
  • It is much more varied than you would expect. Both in landscape and culture there is plenty of different things to see and take in so there is always something to do.
  • I also dislike driving, so the extensive public transport system is fantastic.
---What I dislike---
Not much.
  • Less smokers and more Australian like rules on smoking would be very nice (EG no smoking in areas where people are eating, including outdoors). It would be nice to sit down on a terrace at a restaurant and not worry if a chain smoker is going to sit down at the table next to you.
  • More exotic food and longer shop opening times would be nice (seeing the supermarkets closed at 18:30 was a hell of a shock at first) but I have gotten used to that.
---Regrets---
  • Not getting a language certificate before.
  • Not joining a club. I have looked but really nothing has taken my fancy.
---Changes with time---
  • I have gotten too used to the landscape. I still admire the view from the train window, but it is never as special or exciting as during the first few months.
  • My town has seen an increase in English speakers. Mostly due to the growth/arrival of a few big MedTech firms.
  • E-bikes are increasingly everywhere. I had never seen one before I arrived and was surprised to see them all over town. Now they are all over the countryside too with mountain E-bikes being very common.
  • The climate seems to be getting warmer and drier every year.
  • The amount of rubbish and anti-social noise (especially blue-tooth speakers) seems to be getting worse. People seem especially unable to bother carrying their empty cans and disposable BBQ with them from the riverside during summer. Thankfully it isn’t common in the countryside, but the number of people who need an absurdly loud speaker at all times is sad.
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2020.09.26 14:42 AlphaxSaint1 [M4F] Longterm rp partner needed. Multiple ideas inside. Free all day.

I am 18+ and all participants and characters must be 18+
I am looking for a rp partner. I'm open to many different styles whether it be fantasy, or realistic. I have a few ideas in mind but would love to discuss potential ideas. As always come with some ideas and we can get something going.
Opposites attached: You play a very well known celebrity (could be actress, singer, social media person). You're used to getting things handed to you and guys falling for you. But while in a small town in Montana where almost no one knows who you are. While waiting to catch one flight out you meet a charming rancher.
Back to business: When we were little we met in a foster home and were bestfriends from the start. Once we were old enough to be on our own we spend most of the time couch surfing and stealing to get buy. We grew to stealing cars and made good money from it. One night something when wrong and we got caught. I took the blame so you wouldn't end up in prison. Now it's 5 years later and I'm finally getting out.
Chicago pd x Law and order SVU: I'd love to do a crossover with Jay halstead and Olivia benson.
College football: I'd love to play out the ups and downs of college football eventually making it to the NFL
Business as usual: You're the CEO of a very successful company but you still have rivals and enemies. That being said you need some allies to so you meet me the president of the local motorcycle club. I'll handle the dirty work in exchange for money or anything i need.
Rich girl and a country boy: You're dad has always had this idea of you marrying the son of a fellow ceo and merging the companies. That's starting to come true until while on a trip for your bachelorette party you meet a small town boy and he shows you the joy of living a simple life.
Military: For a college assignment you're required to connect with a penpal. You get paired with me and through various letters you learn I'm overseas in the military. We talk for weeks until soon i stop writing back. That's until I'm home and decide to surprise you.
Meeting the family: We've been dating for about 6 months and you've never met my family. We come from different backgrounds as you're more of the upper middle class the grew up in the city and i was lower middle class that grew up in the country. We were sometimes polar opposites but somehow we were happy together. I get an invitation to my sister's wedding and we decide to take a trip to my hometown for the wedding and to introduce you to the crazyness that's my family.
Youtuber: You're a pretty big Youtubestreamer with over 9 million subscribers between the two platforms. I'm a rather small Youtuber with only about 600k subscribers on YouTube. People are constantly linking you my videos to react to on stream due to the humor being a little on the darker side. To everyone's surprise you really enjoy my content and it goes from there.
Your suggestion or ideas: If you have any changes to a particular scenario please share I'm open to suggestions. If you have a totally different idea or ideas please share aswell I'd love to hear.
Youtuber house: You're the owner and CEO of an esports team. You've had a team house for a abour a year and are ready to expand. You decide to have a content house you do your research and invite me to join and be the first streamecontent creator to live in the house with you. Eventually you'll invite others to join.
Where you come from: We grew up in the same small town in Georgia and were best friends. You moved to California when your dad got an amazing job and you've been living the wealthy life ever since. One day when you come home from shopping with your other rich friends your mom and dad tell you're all going back to Georgia for an extended visit and you couldn't be more upset.
The new guy: I wasn't the most popular guy at my old school and everyone picked on me. I embarrassed myself one day to the point of needing to get out. After meeting a guy that went through the same situation i reinvented myself as a cool jock type and transferred to your school.
Criminal enterprise: Your mom and my mom were bestfriends. She helped pay for you mom's medicine when she was sick. When your mom finally passed you came to live with us. When you get here you realize we're one of the country's most successful crime families.
Single parent: This is one is pretty straight forward. We can discuss different options in PM.
Unexpected pregnancy: We met at a party and got drunk and hooked up. We didn't talk afterwards until you called me telling me your pregnant.
Small town living: you were always a good respectable person. You always saw the good in people but sometimes that wasn't necessarily a good thing. You dated a guy that seemed fine to everyone except behind closed doors he was extremely abusive. When you came home one day with a broken nose and a black eye your parents knew they needed to do something. They decided to send you to live with your aunt to hopefully hide you from him. You were relieved to be away from hom finally. When you get to your aunt's farm you see me working out in the fields.
Superpower: Ever since i was 5 i knew i was different but no one ever told me why. I came from a long line of shapeshifters unfortunately that's usually what got them killed. Both my dad and uncle were shifters but they mysteriously died when i was 5. My mother started to see the signs of me becoming one the animal print started to show on my body and she knew she couldn't go through with it. When i was 6 she turned me over to foster care and disappeared. Now I'm 22 and using my gift for more personal gain. Rather it be changing into a horse betting on myself at the local track or a championship caliber race dog. You've been passed a file on me to try and bring me in to try and stop a criminal mastermind from trying the world into chaos.
Zombie apocalypse: I'm open to a lot of different scenarios. Rather it's the walking dead where the zombies move kind of slow. Or world war Z where they sprint and climb over each other. I'm also open to many different pairings.
Reconnect: I've been bestfriends with your older brother since we were in kindergarten. We're both sophomores in college and play football for the school. You and me always had a connection but never acted on it. Now it's your brother's wedding and we meet up when you see my smoking out by my truck.
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2020.09.25 19:10 ForPOTUS What advice would you have for an lone wolf-like adult male (29) when it comes to making a decent living?

When I am with people, I can be quite sociable and charismatic, but I generally can only handle them in short bursts. Sometimes, once I spend a bit of time with even one other person, I feel drained and need to recharge alone.
I wouldn't necessarily say that the situation described above makes me an introvert though. I think it's more about the fact that I'm not the most expressive person, with my demeanour generally being somewhere between subdued and mellow, so it's not surprising that I'm more of a listener than anything else. Because I usually find myself on the receiving end of a conversation, it just seems as if people tend to blab on and on to me about their problems, thoughts and opinions. This perhaps explains why my energy levels are left feeling depleted after having interacted with most people.
With that said, I've always harboured something of a lone wolf personality, dating back to when I was a child. I always preferred solo or competitive video games versus cooperative games, I do most things, like shopping, eating out, bar and club-hopping on my own. And, if I'm not doing those things then I'm - YOU GUESSED IT - at home alone watching something on YouTube, reading a book, or working on a couple projects of mine.
Now this brings us to the original question, and to play on the lone wolf comparison a bit more: how can I really go far as a lone wolf when wolf society is inherently cooperative? Mammals and homo sapiens specifically, are social creatures who thrive as a group - this is what helped spur us on to the top of the food chain.
In the past, with different careers and side projects that I had taken on, it's always been my relatively low tolerance to cooperation, maintaining friendships, and the thin and scattered network resulting from it that has limited my success. It also doesn't help that I have moved from city to city and country to country over the last six years, a transient, going from job to job. I'm a lone wolf with itchy paws who's always on the move searching for seemingly greener pastures elsewhere.
Right now I'm working on a project which consists of an okay YouTube channel (about 1,600 subscribers and 70,000 views over about ten videos) that's connected to an interest of mine, and I am looking into ways to monetize it. I am working with a partner, we've just hired someone to help us with our social media, but I want us to use our detailed knowledge about the subject, paired with our media skills (stuff like graphic design, motion graphics, video editing, writing etc) to help sell our services to potential clients. That part of course requires contacts, a network, and the energy and know-how to approach people, network, then pursue and convert leads into sales. It's safe to say that this part is not exactly my forte. Unsurprisingly, I've already found myself in this situation with previous projects a few times.
The thought of reaching out and pitching to additional people just tires me. I've come to learn that I am just not that guy, I'm more the person in the backroom planning for and making the product, not selling and marketing it to the rest of the world.
Nowadays I just tell myself to focus on my work, and master it to the point where people approach me instead of the other way round. But the issue there is, sometimes cream doesn't always rise to the top. In life, at times, those who shout the loudest and BS the best get noticed, as more talented individuals fall by the wayside. There are a lot of great, even excellent singers, writers, artists, DJs, inventors etc out there who still don't get any real recognition in part because they were just at the wrong place at the wrong time, or lacked the opportunity to get in front of the right person.
I am beginning to pursue the digital nomad lifestyle, with me doing online teaching, voiceover work and the odd bit of article writing and video editing, all the while living in a way which that is dirt cheap and doesn't require much cash in the first place. Think living simply in the more developed world or living somewhat comfortably in a developing country where the living expenses are much lower.
I have noticed that I am quite comfortable with regularly communicating with others individually as well as in a group setting online. This converts itself to me typically being one of the more active members on WhatsApp groups, Reddit, along with creating groups and forums on these platforms myself. Maybe there might be something to that, but I am not too sure how much I can transmute this into real world progress.
But beyond that what do I do? How can I, as a lone wolf who is difficult to manage and not the most cooperative, fully realise my potential and more effectively follow through on my goals and projects?
Thanks in advance.
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2020.09.25 16:00 ClassyLifter [CAN-ON] [H] Huge Selection of Nintendo 3DS, DS, Gamecube, N64, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Everdrive, Gameboy, GBA, Wii, Wii U, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 Games and Systems [W] PayPal

Prices are in CANADIAN dollars

Shipping is paid by the buyer. Lettermail and tracked shipping options are both available


Hi everyone!
For sale is a huge selection of games spanning multiple consoles. I am happy to provide pictures upon request. Feel free to PM me with any other questions. Deals can be arranged for multiple purchases.


Enjoy!


Nintendo 3DS Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Big Box Edition) Nintendo 3DS CIB $80
Pokemon Omega Ruby Nintendo 3DS NEW $70
Fire Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS CIB $60
Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Nintendo 3DS NEW $65
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS CIB $45
Pokemon Sun Nintendo 3DS CIB $35
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS CIB $33
Pokemon Sun Nintendo 3DS In-Box, No Manual $30
Mario & Luigi Dream Team Nintendo 3DS CIB $30
Pokemon Moon Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
New Super Mario Bros 2 Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS Loose $25
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
LEGO Lord of the Rings Nintendo 3DS CIB $25
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS Loose $ 20
Lego Marvel Super Hero's Universe in Peril Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Angry Birds Trilogy Nintendo 3DS CIB $20
Steeldiver Nintendo 3DS CIB $15



Nintendo DS Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Pokemon HeartGold Edition (NOT FOR RESALE) Nintendo DS CIB $210
Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times Nintendo DS CIB (MINTY) $200
Mario & Luigi Partners in Time Nintendo DS CIB $45
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero Nintendo DS CIB $30
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS CIB $30
The Legendary Starfy Nintendo DS CIB $25
Backyard Hockey Nintendo DS CIB $25
New Super Mario Bros Nintendo DS In-Box, No Manual $25
Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier Nintendo DS CIB $25
Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS alternate case, no manual $25
Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo DS Loose $25
Yoshi Touch & Go Nintendo DS CIB $25
Spyro: A New Beginning Nintendo DS CIB $25
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Nintendo DS CIB $25
Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini Nintendo DS CIB $20
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Nintendo DS CIB $20
Star Trek Tactical Assualt Nintendo DS CIB $20
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (x2) (2008) Nintendo DS CIB $20
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Winter Games Nintendo DS CIB $15
The Price Is Right Nintendo DS CIB $15
Rubik's World Nintendo DS CIB $15
Hello Kitty Birthday Adventures Nintendo DS CIB $15
Worms: Open Warfare Nintendo DS CIB $15
The Backyardigans Nintendo DS CIB $15
Broken Sword the Shadow of the Templars Nintendo DS CIB $15
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Nintendo DS CIB $15
Garfield A Tale of Two Kitties Nintendo DS Loose $15
Guinness World Records Nintendo DS Loose $15
The Settlers Nintendo DS CIB $10
Chicken Shoot Nintendo DS CIB $10
Zhu Zhu Pets Nintendo DS CIB $10
Pogo Island Nintendo DS CIB $10
LEGO Battles Nintendo DS CIB $10
Lego Battles: Ninjago (2 Copies) Nintendo DS CIB $10
The Smurfs (2 Copies) Nintendo DS CIB $10
Poptropica Nintendo DS CIB $10
Toy Story 3 Nintendo DS CIB $10
Skylanders Spyro Adventures Nintendo DS CIB $10



Nintendo DS System
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Nintendo 3DS Black Nintendo 3DS Loose (w Charger) $150
Nintendo 2DS (Electric Blue) Nintendo 2DS Loose (w Charger) $105
Nintendo DS Lite (White) Nintendo DS Loose (no charger $55



Gamecube Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Gamecube CIB $145
Super Mario Sunshine (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $95
Mario Kart Double Dash Gamecube CIB $90
Pikmin Gamecube CIB $85
Luigi's Mansion (Player's Choice) Gamecube CIB $80
The Simpsons Hit and Run (Players Choice) Gamecube CIB $70
Pikmin (Players Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $65
Starfox Assault Gamecube CIB $60
Viewtiful Joe Gamecube CIB $60
Mega Man X Collection Gamecube CIB $55
Viewtiful Joe 2 Gamecube CIB $45
Sonic Adventure DX (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $45
Shadow the Hedgehog (Player's Choice) Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $45
Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3 Rebel Strike Gamecube CIB $40
X-Men Legends 2 Rise of Apocalypse Gamecube CIB $30
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Gamecube CIB $30
Ty, the Tasmanian Devil Gamecube CIB $30
Mega Man Anniversary Collection Gamecube CIB $25
Star Fox Adventures Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $25
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (Player's Choice) Gamecube CIB $25
X-Men Legends Gamecube CIB $25
Pac-Man Fever Gamecube CIB $20
Killer 7 Gamecube Loose (alternate Case) $20
Wave Racer Blue Storm Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $15
007 Everything or Nothing Gamecube In-Box, No Manual $15
Lord of the Rings Two Towers Gamecube CIB $15
007 From Russia with Love Gamecube Loose (alternate Case) $15
Spider-Man (Players Choice) Gamecube CIB $15
Top Gun Combat Zones Gamecube CIB $10
Prince of Persia Warrior Within Gamecube CIB $10
Driven Gamecube CIB $10



Gamecube Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Black Gamecube Controller Gamecube Loose $45
Indigo Gamecube Controller Gamecube Loose $45
Controller (Mad Catz) Gamecube Loose $20



Nintendo 64 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Perfect Dark Nintendo 64 CIB $60
Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 Loose $60
South Park Chefs Luv Shack (PAL) Nintendo 64 CIB $60
F-Zero X Nintendo 64 Loose $45
007 Goldeneye Nintendo 64 Loose $40
Banjo Kazooie Nintendo 64 Loose $40
007 The World is Not Enough Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Wave Race 64 Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Triple Play 2000 Nintendo 64 Loose $25
Blast Corp Nintendo 64 Loose $20
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 Loose $15
Star Wars Rogue Squadron Nintendo 64 Loose $15



Nintendo 64 Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Nintendo 64 Console w/ Grey Contorller Nintendo 64 Loose $125
Nintendo 64 Yellow Controller Nintendo 64 Loose $40
Nintendo 64 Blue Controller Nintendo 64 Loose $35
Nintendo 64 Controller Pak Nintendo 64 Loose $20
Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak Nintendo 64 Loose $20



Gameboy Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Operation C Gameboy Loose $40
Metroid 2 Return of Samus Gameboy Loose $35
The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening Gameboy Loose $35
Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge Gameboy Loose $25
Spider-Man X-Men Arcade's Revenge Gameboy Loose $15
Tetris Gameboy Loose $15
The Amazing Spider-Man Gameboy Loose $15
Super RC Pro Am Gameboy Loose $12


Gameboy Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Gameboy Console Gameboy Loose $70



Sega Genesis Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Vectorman Sega Genesis NEW $90
Rocket Knight Adventures Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $55
Cool Spot Sega Genesis CIB $35
Wolverine Adamantum Rage Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $35
Separation Anxiety Sega Genesis Loose $31
Ecco the Dolphin Sega Genesis CIB $25
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis CIB $25
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis Case and Manual Only (NO GAME) $25
X-Men Sega Genesis CIB, no poster $25
Aladdin Sega Genesis Loose $20
Ecco the Tides of Time Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $15
Ren and Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention Sega Genesis In-Box, No Manual $15
Sonic Spinball Sega Genesis CIB $15



Sega Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Sega CD Home Console Sega CIB $350
Sega Genesis Launch Edition Console w/ Sonic Cartridge Sega Genesis CIB $300
Sega Dreamcast Arcade Stick Sega Dreamcast CIB $200
Sega Genesis Model 2 Sega Genesis CIB $175



Gameboy Advance Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Metroid Fusion GBA CIB $180
EZ-Flash IV GBA Loose $60
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 GBA CIB $50
Super Mario Advance GBA CIB $50
Super Mario Advance 2 GBA CIB $40
Yu-Gi-Oh GX Duel Academy GBA In-Box, No Manual $35
Battleship, Risk, Clue GBA Loose $15
Harry Potter GBA Loose $15
Monopoly GBA Loose $15
Spyro: Season of Ice GBA Loose $15
Board Game Classics GBA CIB $15



Gameboy Advance Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Custom Back-Lit Gameboy Advance System (Glacier) GBA CIB $150
Gameboy Advance System (Glacier) GBA CIB $65



Nintendo Entertainment System Games (NES)
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Monster in my Pocket NES In-Box, No Manual $150
Kid Icarus NES CIB $150
Batman Return of the Joker NES Loose $80
A Nightmare on Elm Street NES Loose $80
Castlevania 3 Dracula's Curse NES Loose $60
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 The Manhattan Project NES Loose $50
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out NES Loose $40
Adventure Island 2 NES Loose $35
Tecmo Super Bowl NES Loose $35
Game Genie NES Loose $35
Final Fantasy NES Loose $32
Super Mario Bros 2 NES Loose $30
Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link (Gold) NES Loose $30
Gremlins 2 NES Loose $30
Wolverine NES Loose $30
Super C NES Loose $30
Rampage NES Loose $25
Kid Icarus NES Loose $25
Tiny Toon Adventures NES Loose $25
Paperboy NES Loose $25
Little Nemo the Dream Master NES Loose $25
Donkey Kong Classics NES Loose $25
Ninja Gaiden 2 The Dark Sword of Chaos NES Loose $25
Ghosts 'n Goblins NES Loose $25
Faxanadu NES Loose $25
Werewolf NES Loose $22
Excitebike NES Loose $20
Smash TV NES Loose $20
Guerrilla War NES Loose $20
Bionic Commando NES Loose $20
Adventures of Lolo NES Loose $20
Metal Gear NES Loose $20
Jackal NES Loose $20
Friday the 13th NES Loose $20
Double Dragon NES Loose $20
Teenage Mutant Turtles NES Loose $20
Batman the Video Game NES Loose $20
Adventure Island NES Loose $20
Super Mario Bros 3 NES Loose $20
Snake's Revenge NES Loose $20
Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest NES Loose $20
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobomania NES Loose $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Arcade Game NES Loose $20
Robocop NES Loose $17
Double Dragon 2 NES Loose $15
Strider NES Loose $15
Blaster Master NES Loose $15
Star Tropics NES Loose $15
Spy Hunter NES Loose $15
RC Pro-Am NES Loose $15
Super Mario Bros NES Loose $15
Wizards and Warriors NES Loose $15
Blades of Steel NES Loose $15
The Simpsons Bart vs the Space Mutants NES Loose $15
The Goonies 2 NES Loose $15
Gotcha! NES Loose $15
Yoshi's Cookie NES Loose $15
Jaws NES Loose $15
Yoshi NES Loose $15
Roller Games NES Loose $15
Cyberstadium Series Base Wars NES Loose $15
Narc NES Loose $15
Dr. Mario NES Loose $15
Tetris NES Loose $12
Golgo 13 Top Secret Episode NES Loose $12
Operation Wolf NES Loose $12
Mickey Mousecapade NES Loose $12
Wrath of the Black Manta NES Loose $12
Duck Hunt NES Loose $12
Sky Shark NES Loose 10



NES Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
NES Action Set NES CIB (MINT BOX) $300
Speedboard NES CIB $225
NES Zapper Light Gun NES Loose $15
NES Controller NES Loose $15



Super Nintendo Entertainment System Games (SNES)
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Super Mario Kart SNES CIB $150
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble SNES CIB $140
Mortal Kombat 2 SNES CIB $90
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time SNES Loose $70
Final Fantasy 2 SNES Loose $65
Bust-A-Move SNES CIB $60
Super Mario World SNES Loose w Manual $45
Donkey Kong Country 3 - Dixie Kong's Double Trouble SNES Loose $40
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 SNES Loose $45
Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Loose $40
The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past SNES Loose $40
The Tick SNES Loose $35
Double Dragon 3 SNES Loose $30
Raiden Trad SNES Loose $30
MTV's Beavis and Butthead SNES Loose $30
Super Mario All-Stars SNES Loose $30
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (x2) SNES Loose $30
Nhl 95 SNES CIB $25
Toy Story SNES Loose $25
Ghostbusters SNES Loose $25
The Simpsons Bart vs the Space Mutants SNES Loose $25
Cool World SNES Loose $25
Spawn SNES Loose $25
Mortal Kombat SNES Loose $25
Mortal Kombat 2 SNES Loose $25
The Addams Family SNES Loose $25
Final Fight SNES Loose $25
Killer Instinct SNES Loose $25
Starfox FX SNES Loose $25
Disneys the Lion King SNES Loose $20
Super Empire Strikes Back SNES Loose $20
F-Zero SNES Loose $20
Alien 3 SNES Loose $20
Krusty's Super Fun House SNES Loose $20
WWF Raw SNES Loose $20
Daffy Duck Marvin Missions SNES Loose $20
Speedy Gonzales Los Gatos Bandidos SNES Loose $20
Spider-Man X0Men Arcade's Revenge SNES Loose $20
The Incredible Hulk SNES Loose $20
Clayfighter SNES Loose $20
Judge Dredd SNES Loose $20
Aero the Acro-Bat SNES Loose $15
Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure SNES Loose $15
NHL 97 SNES Loose $15
Super Star Wars SNES Loose $15
WWF Super Wrestlemania SNES Loose $15
Stunt Race FX SNES Loose $15
Disneys The Jungle Book SNES Loose $12
Nickelodeon Aaahh!!! Real Monsters SNES Loose $10



SNES Systems and Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
SNES Console Donkey Kong Edition SNES CIB $420
Super Scope 6 SNES Loose w Manuals $110
Acclaim Dual Turbo Wireless SNES Controllers + Receiver SNES Loose $55
Fighter Stick SN SNES Loose $35



Everdrive Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
SD2SNES Deluxe Edition SNES CIB $300
Mega Everdrive Sega Genesis Loose $285
Everdrive GB Gameboy CIB $200
Everdrive MD Sega Genesis CIB $185



Wii Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Mario Kart Wii (w/ 2 Steering Wheels) Wii CIB $75
Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Selects WII CIB $60
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii CIB $60
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Wii CIB $55
Bit.Trip Complete Wii CIB $45
Wii Sports Wii Loose $40
Metal Slug Anthology Wii CIB $35
Punch-Out Wii CIB $35
Super Mario Galaxy Wii CIB $30
Punch-Out!! Wii CIB $30
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor Wii CIB $30
Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii CIB $25
A Boy and His Blob Wii CIB $25
Sonic Colors Wii CIB $25
Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii CIB $25
MadWorld Wii CIB $20
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Wii CIB $20
Red Steel 2 Wii CIB $15
Geometry Wars Galaxies Wii CIB $15
Trauma Center New Blood Wii CIB $15
Trauma Center Second Opinion Wii CIB $15
Batman the Brave and the Bold Wii CIB $15
Okami Wii CIB $15
Wii Play Wii CIB $15
Game Party Wii CIB $15
Disney Sing It Wii CIB $15


Wii Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Wii Console (Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort Bundle) Wii CIB $180
Wii Console (white) Wii Loose $70
Nunchuck Controller (x2) Wii Loose $20


Wii U Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Bayonetta 2 Wii U CIB $35
Mario Kart 8 Wii U CIB $35
New Super Luigi U Wii U CIB $35
Super Mario 3D World Wii U CIB $30
Super Smash Bros for WiiU Wii U CIB $25
Rayman Legends Wii U CIB $20
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Wii U CIB $15
Zombi U Wii U CIB $10



Wii U Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Mario Wii Remote Plus Wii U In-Box $60
Wii U Pro Controller (Black) Wii U Loose $45



Playstation Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Tobal No. 1 Playstation CIB $45
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Playstation In-Box No Manual $25
A Bug's Life Playstation In-Box No Manual $15


Playstation 2 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain PS2 CIB $70
Grand Theft Auto Vice City PS2 CIB $15
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 PS2 CIB $15
MVP Baseball 2004 PS2 In-Box No Manual $15
NHL 2K6 PS2 CIB $15
NBA Live 2004 PS2 CIB $15
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 PS2 CIB $15
NHL 09 PS2 CIB $15
Grand Theft Auto 3 PS2 CIB $15


Playstation 3 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 CIB $15
Madden 2007 PS3 CIB $15
NHL 2010 PS3 CIB $15
MLB 07 The Show PS3 CIB $15


Xbox 360 Games
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 CIB $25
Call of Duty Black Ops Xbox 360 CIB $20
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Xbox 360 CIB $15
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 CIB $15
NHL 10 Xbox 360 CIB $15
Watch Dogs Xbox 360 CIB $15
Call of Duty World at War Xbox 360 CIB $15
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 CIB $15
NHL 14 Xbox 360 CIB $10
L.A Noire Xbox 360 CIB $10


Xbox 360 Systems & Accessories
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Silver) Xbox 360 CIB $50
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Gears of War 3 Edition Xbox 360 CIB $50


BUNDLE: Any 3 Games for $20 CDN
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Pet Alien an Intergalactic Puzzlepalooza Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Disney's Tangled Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Horsez Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Disney Fairies TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Nancy Drew The Model Mysteries Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Barbie The Island Princess Nintendo DS Loose 3 for $20
Wappydog Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Style Lab Makeover Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
World Championship Poker Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Space Chimps Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Hamsterz Life Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Spelling Challenges Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Real Time Conflict Shogun Empires Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Plushees Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS Alt case/no manual 3 for $20
Imagine Fashion Designer Nintendo DS CIB 3 for $20
Madden 2005 Nintendo DS Loose 3 for $20
Club Penguin Elite Penguin Force Nintendo DS Alt Box, No Manual 3 for $20


BUNDLE: Any 2 Games for $25
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
LEGO Batman 2 Nintendo DS Loose 2 for $25
Monster High 13 Wishes Nintendo 3ds Loose 2 for $25
Flash Focus Vision training in minutes a day Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $25


BUNDLE: Any 2 Games for $20
Title System Condition Price (CDN)
Lord of the Rings Conquest Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Star Wars the Force Unleashed (X2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Napoleon Dynamite Nintendo DS no manual, alt case 2 for $20
King Kong Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Meteos Disney Magic Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Tiger Woods 2005 Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
End War Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Winter Sports 2 The Next Challenge Nintendo DS NEW 2 for $20
Brain Age (x2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Brain Age 2 Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Personal Trainer Cooking Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
True Swing Golf Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
Big Brain Academy (x2) Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
My Weight Loss Coach Nintendo DS CIB 2 for $20
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2020.09.24 19:31 SpaceViscacha 28 [F4R] Anywhere - Looking for an honest and genuine relationship. Why is it so hard?!

Right, let's try this again...
I hope you like to read because this will be a long post. (And excuse my English)

A little bit about me as a person:

Stuff I like:

What I'm looking for:

Last thing: This is me

Whew! That was a lot, did you read all that? Kudos to you! If you think we'd be a good fit then by all means go ahead and DM me (preferably with a pic of yourself), if not then I hope you have a great day :D
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2020.09.24 18:32 CyrusWaugh Red (2012) All Songs Ranked

We are now going all the way back to 2012, the Red Era of Taylor Swift, Red is the most interesting album of 2012, and I'd argue this is the most important album in Taylor Swift's discography, it is considered by many to be her last country album, I honestly disagree, Speak Now was her true farewell to her country, this is a pop record and you can't really change my mind on that, it was definitely mislabeled but that doesn't mean its terrible because of that, I love Red, and out of all the artists doing the bubblegum pop style, like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez etc. Taylor without a doubt did it the best. There are some really good country moments on it but we'll get there. Red was a proper transition from country to pop and while I mostly prefer her country songs and records, this was really the only option for her, Let's save that discussion for the 1989 era.

16. Starlight
Don't confuse this with magnificence that is Jon Pardi's Starlight, now while I don't hate Starlight or really dislike it, I'm not a fan of it, at the top of personal sound for me, its Appalachian, Texas, Honky Tonk, 2010's Pop, Southern Rock, Bro, and so on so forth but at the bottom is punk/alternative and bubblegum pop. This is definitely a jam but the writing level honestly is at the level of Bro Country Writers, and Bro country songs aren't necessarily terrible, they aren't really interesting, I'd put this in the bin of forgettable TS songs, not the bad ones, still if you want to jam out and feel a wave of nostalgia to the good ol 2012-2013 days, this song is for you.

15. Sad Beautiful Tragic
Don't get me wrong the song sounds amazing, and her voice is impeccable on it, but this literally has the shortest amount of lyrics and most of them rhyme with each other, I'll give most a pass if you do it like once, but when you do it multiple times that isn't brilliant. This the purest personification of a mixed bag, and it hurts me to put it this low but I need to stay objective, because I adore everything else about this song, but I have to call out significant problems when I see them, in defense of the lyrics they do have amazing details but over-reliance of the chorus puts this second to last.

14. Everything Has Changed (ft. Ed Sheeran)
This is my dream pop collaboration, similar to the dream that Eric Church & Chris Stapleton will do a song together, but they really played it safe for this track, because the chorus is literally copy and paste over and over, which is a disappointment as these 2 are some of the best song writers in the pop world. But they blend together perfectly, production wise this is one of my favorites. Red as a whole most people can agree dipped in terms of quality songwriting. And while this record has the least 6/10's for any album from her, it is flooded with 7/10's which kinda makes sense, she was entering uncharted waters so they had to play it safe for their first real attempt at pop.

13. Holy Ground
I feel these lyrics belong to another song, as the tone of the instrumentals convey a different message, which makes this a weird listen, from what I can tell its her trying to remember the good times of a relationship rather than acknowledge the bad which she's prone to dude, showing how much she's grown since 2006. And at the same time while the relationship ended and the media and paparazzi portrayed it as another failed fling for her, she views it completely different. While I do not really share a passion as this one friend, I'll jam to this one regardless, its a good song for the road, absolutely a stepping stone for her songwriting even though it wasn't as big I'd hope it would be.

12. Stay Stay Stay
This is like Biscuits, but for pop. It's definitely is one of my favorites, for its hilarious lyrics, the more hilarious a song is, the more I give it a slide for the repetitiveness. How the little things can make a relationship work wonders, whereas other romantic interests would just air their dirty laundry, at this point this was the most fun she's had vocally, from here on out we've escaped the bland side of the record, and we get into the more fun, intellectual songs.

11. 22
I know a club anthem when I see it, and this is my jam, its pretty dull lyrically, but club anthems aren't supposed to be brilliant, you're supposed to dance and have fun, this song accomplishes that goal. Now I'm 17 and still have 5 years to go before I can relate to this, and while I don't really dance and highly doubt I will ever enter a club because I see them as tedious, when I walk home I look around making sure no is around me and I turn this on and let go of all my inhibitions and let my crappy dance moves take over. A great pop song, and hints at her eventual farewell the country music world.

10. The Lucky One
Take a shot for every time she mentions the word lucky and come back
Drunk yet, okay lets continue. This is one of the most honest songs on Red, how everyone thinks Taylor is one of the luckiest people on earth, but behind closed doors, she faces high expectations from everyone, she dates people she's never met to maintain an image, all while the media and hostile a holes criticize and question her lifestyle, like I've said before she's taken a lot of hits during this time of her career, people saying she's fake, she's not that nice, a lot of it is BS. And the song, how most will call her beautiful and she feels more confused than ever, I especially love the lyric, "chose the rose garden over Madison square" talking about how people interpret her legacy, which is heartbreaking, thankfully this song hasn't aged well and she is making some of the best music in her career 8 years later.

9. The Last Time (ft. Gary Lightbody)
I love how they allow the piano chords to set the melancholic tone. It has an amazing build up, where a couple is a pivotal moment, where this dude, who keeps leaving is telling her this is the last time and she says this is the last time she's asking him not to leave. The cleverness of it astounds me as it is a really simplistic. However the bridge and on is definitely dull. The harmonies between the 2 are amazing and one of her best collaborations, as she doesn't do many, which is really surprising.

8. Treacherous
This song is about going in a downwards spiral knowing it will lead to problems but regardless she'll go into this. There are some relationships like this, where it's really about the quick rush two people feel but overtime you see what this is doing to you and it can no longer work. The love is a temptation one can't resist, and she's been in relationships very similar to this but even though the outcome is the same, she wouldn't have it any other way. Production is a the glaring problem with me, it feels like the spammed echoes for this song, and I have a little trouble hearing Taylor's voice clearly, but still the song is great.

7. Red
The opening lyrics, perfectly describe her feelings towards a lot of her past relationships. How it is pictured as glamorous but overtime you realize this relationship is a dead end. Lyrically the song rules, with how she compares relationships common things, you wouldn't think of putting in a song, for example comparing fighting to an unsolvable crossword, using blue represent sadness, grey for loneliness and red for what I can assume to be passion. But I have to address the elephant in this song which the awkward reverb like pronunciation of Red, which feels extremely out of place, you had me for up until then, and it kind of went a little downhill for me. Still Red excels in every other aspect, it is catchy, well written, instrumentally great and vocally well sung, but that stupid production choice ruins the experience.

6. I Knew You Were Trouble
It was at this point, I knew Taylor's days in country were ending, this is a pop song and refuses to have anything to do with country. Which was the right thing to do, cutting ties to it and pushing it strictly to pop gave me a new level of respect for her as an artist, she wasn't playing the game like Sam Hunt, releasing pop songs in country. She respectfully cut her ties to the genre with this. And this sounds awesome, it is an instant ear worm, and the pop production really hits you in the face, its bombastic, making a statement to the world. Talking about a douche bag, who paid little to no attention to her but had a charm, and slowly she realizes being with him was a mistake and blames herself, how he views partners as something for the media eat up rather than for love. Maybe I'm over ranking this and should be like #10 or #9, but to me with this was a statement, showing that the best was yet to come.

5. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
It's a jam, what else is there really to say, I wouldn't call this country per say, but then again I wouldn't have counted much of anything 2012-2013 country too, but if you're gonna do it might as well be good. Similar production to Trouble, but while that is a bit darker, this takes on a more fun tone. I find it absolutely funny that way she says "Some Indie Record That's Much Cooler Than Mine" like I said I'm probably over ranking this but I got to give credit where credits due, these two are smash hits, I think From The Ground Up is the best Dan + Shay song, but I listen to Tequila more than any other song from them, this song really captured the vibe of 2012 pop era and was one of the best singles at the time.

4. I Almost Do
I almost do, targets Taylor's fears, as this dude wants to reconnect with her, and she remains distant, not because the dude was a jerk but because she knows she would go back to him without thinking twice. But she's afraid of losing him again, because that is the worst feeling in the world, so she remains inactive towards him. Fears drive some of our worst decisions, and if we don't control them scenarios like this will occur. The acoustic work is before the bridge is executed well, I Almost Do's narrative is really unique in her catalogue, the only other song close to this is Cornelius Street, a song from an album 7 years later.

3. State Of Grace
One of the best openings to an album ever. With this you can tell the Tim McGraw/Mean part of career was fading, I think the echoey production actually works here, I wish I saw this song live, it must've been amazing, one of the best descriptions of falling in love, love is ruthless and if you go in without the right intentions it won't end good. How this relationship is a state of grace, armor of insecurities and fear fall off, this song is so uplifting message I'm a little upset this was never released as a single, out of all that was being to released to country, this would've fit in fine, before the bro age fully took over. This song turned a new page and entered a new chapter in her career as an artist, some view it as a negative turn, some view it as a positive, I see it as positive, and for the best.

2. Begin Again
The last song on the record really knocks it out of the park, and ironically one of the best closings to an album ever. How being so used to a terrible form of a relationship, you find someone who is decent, and kind, and it kinda shatters your current perspective of love, which is taking and burning, it is more giving and receiving, how little things like laughing at jokes, showing up early, getting someones chair, can do so much. Begin Again shows love isn't something inconceivable, you just haven't met the right person for you. Vocally its so relaxing, instrumentally I get to hear the steel, fiddle, and I want to say Organ, I'm not entirely sure. In all honesty this was her last country single for the next 7 years. A beautiful farewell to genre that made her who she was.

1. All Too Well
This one has a Bruce Springsteen type of rhythm to it, and whenever an artist uses that style you know this song is going to take you back, apparently All To Well was around 20 minutes longs, JESUS!!! I'd still would've wanted that if I'm honest. About remembering both the good and bad of a relationship, and in order to move on to another relationship you have to acknowledge both, and honestly the better parts of relationship can hurt even more than worse parts, as those are something we want to forget whereas the good parts, the memories of happiness serve as a painful reminder. This is the most well rounded song of the bunch, it certainly isn't the best produced, nor the catchiest, but it is able to capture everything I love about Red, from the compelling lyricism to stunning vocals to the ability to connect to her listeners on a whole other level compared to her peers in the pop world.

Red was the end of her career in country, and marked the beginning of something that would revolutionize music forever, tomorrow I review 1989, Reputation, Lover And Folklore, all 4 pop albums at once, what are your thoughts of Red, what are your favorite tracks?
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2020.09.24 02:30 pitapan_ Review for PT MBA Low GPA

Haven't seen many similar profiles to compare to, so hoping to gain some feedback from folks:
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Background: South Asian (Indian)
UG GPA: 2.5 (big yikes, I'm aware of that. The hardest times of my life were tested throughout my entire UG career -- loss of a parent, other parent diagnosed w/ S4 cancer, sibling attempted suicide on numerous occasions, the list goes on...) The silver lining in finishing UG was honestly just having the honor of graduating as first gen. I switched majors from bio to psych; minored in math -- the courses that struck my GPA the most were non-core. Got A's and B's in quant courses up to Linear Algebra. Withdrew from one semester due to some of the family needs. Unsure if UG ranks matter, but it's T65/well-known state school.
GMAT: 720 - might retake
WE: 7 years post-grad; currently in F50 pharma in a senior level role within UX Research and Design. I have a couple of notable achievements: one in TIME's Best Inventions in 2018, and a few internal awards. Another high-profile award is pending.
EC: - Member of company's Women in Data Science group. I occasionally lead forums around Design and Data Viz. - Active international volunteer. Before COVID, I traveled 2x a year to support business development initiatives in developing countries. (Have traveled to 40+ countries) - Currently a sponsor through Children International and visit my sponsors/their families every year. - Volunteer at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.
Why an MBA?: For one, it's a logistical hurdle that needs to be met in my current position (aka, I need one to climb the ranks). I love my job in healthcare design, and my director and the leadership team fully support my growth in the role and in the company. It's primarily the reason why I'm choosing a PT program since I can continue working FT. I work with different teams/partners across the enterprise, so it's necessary for me to be the SME on organizational behavior, business impact, etc. I will essentially be growing a new team for a new capability, so I don't see any negatives in pursuing an MBA, either.
On the other hand, I have created quite a few prototypes over the last 2-3 years designed for health tech on the back-burner should I choose an entrepreneurial route post-MBA.
Schools that I'm looking at (for PT): CMU, Booth, Kellogg, Emory, Georgetown - any PT school that has incubator programs/clubs geared around healthcare that I see myself getting involved in.
Other stuff: Of course, the biggest thing will be overcoming my UG background, however the inevitable health circumstances my family faced during my UG career fueled me to bust my behind in the workplace on areas that legitimately affected them. I'm grateful the hard work manifested in recognition across the mental health and oncology areas within my company (which also translated to major $$$ in funding for the team I'm on), however is such a low GPA really going to be a make or break when it comes to applying and being considered? I've considered taking an Economics course since I never took one in UG, and I'm just on the fence if my profile is strong enough or if I need to do more work. I'd also like to acknowledge and share immense respect for anyone who performed well in UG in the midst of personal chaos -- by no means do I want my personal circumstances to come off as a sob story... I wish I had your strength!
Thanks for any and all feedback! Hope everyone is staying safe and taking care of each other during these times.
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