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2023.03.25 03:04 Unicornetto126 Help with jealousy and trust issues

I’m a 25f who’s had a painfully strong crush on a long distance friend (24m) and don’t really know how to deal with it. I came out about my feelings long before we met in person and he kindly explained he’s shit at relationships and we hadn’t met so I wouldn’t know if I like him for real, and I also know his job doesn’t exactly give time for him to date. I didn’t really expect reciprocation at the time or anything, despite the fact we flirted a lot and drunkenly used to say we’d marry each other, but kind of just wanted to clear the air in the hope it would go away.
A year later we’ve spent time in person and unfortunately he’s incredibly sweet and affectionate with me, whilst also keeping up the witty banter and teasing that made me fall for him in the first place. I know it’s not fair to push for anything at the risk of our friendship, especially with his job, but the problem arises with a mutual friend (27f).
She’s consistently flirty and clingy with him, despite saying nothing is going on, and sometimes he flirts back if he’s in a funny mood. More importantly, she consistently does this in front of me despite knowing my feelings towards him. She consistently dresses in outfits similar to my own and interrupts my conversations with him, and I’m not sure how to deal with this.
I don’t want to risk coming across as a jealous possessive person when I have no right to, but honestly the situation makes me feel sick and sets off my anxiety, so I really need a solution to fix it.
I’ve tried stepping back but even after spending weeks away find myself in the same situation, and even tried seeing other people only for him to either be rude about them, or the guilt of having feelings for him whilst speaking to someone else made me end the relationship.
Is there a healthy way to deal with this without losing my friend?
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2023.03.25 03:04 Disco_Ball_Mind I didn't give in... tonight.

Hello lovely people of this sub,
I have been lurking for a while now, have made a coomment and there, but I've never posted.
I've been struggling with binge drinking for years, and it got bad over the last 3 or so, and the worst it's every been in the last 6 months. Blackouts, embarrassments, shame, rinse and repeat once I feel a bit better (I use the term better very loosely)... everything most of us have lived. I currently have no friends and have been through some trauma over the past few years and this is where I've ended up. Drowning myself in booze.
Last weekend I almost lost my job (again). Last friday I decided I'll day drink and sober up to go to work for 9am Saturday morning. I went to the liquor store and got a 26 of gin, a mickey of pink whitney vodka, and a bottle of red wine. This not-so-innocent idea of day drinking turned into blacking out, passing out for 4 hours, waking up at 11pm and... you guessed it, resumed drinking. The rest is a blur; at some point early Saturday morning (sometime after 6am), I once again blacked out and passed out. No notice given to work that I wasn't going. Totally no-showed. I texted my boss literally 30 min to end of my shift and pretended to ask if they received my text earlier that day (there was no text of course). I proceeded to tell a very heinous lie and also said I wouldn't be in for at least a couple days. I don't really remember particulars of the rest of the weekend but long story short I kept drinking that night and into Sunday. At one point I woke up and it was 8... I didn't know if it was 8am or 8pm. It turned out to be 8am, I think. I cracked a bottle of wine and kept going. Finally stopped Sunday night and slept. Monday I didn't drink and was filled with anxiety and told work I would still not be coming in.
Long story short I sobered up over Monday and Tuesday and returned to work on Wednesday, tail between my legs living a massive lie. I miraculously didn't lose my job, however I received a written warning from one of my bosses.
Fast forward to tonight, knowing I once again work tomorrow (Sat) at 9am, knowing I was this close to losing my job, and I still paced around the house at 7pm talking the devil and the angel on my shoulder convincing myself to go/to not go buy a bottle of wine to have with my charcuterie plate.
I ended up getting my coat on and going out for a cigarette and then coming right back in, cracked a NA Corona sunbrew and said fuck you cravings... that bottle of wine is not going to make me feel better, especially after the week I just had and what happened and what alcohol made me do...
Now I'm in my pjs, cat in lap watching Netflix WITHOUT wine. And I will go to bed sober and even if I wake up with a bit of anxiety, I will not be hungover and I WILL go to work and not lose my job for good.
Just for tonight, IWNDWY...
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2023.03.25 03:04 catschr0dinger Rules for exercising: Walking Part 1.

“Just going for a walk Em. I’ll be back soon!” I hollered down the hallway as I stood on the edge of the doorway, leaning on the front door with my keys in my hand.
“Alright, I’ll get started on dinner. How’s salmon sound?” My wife called back from the lounge room.
“Sounds delicious love!” I said, swinging on my jacket and walking out the front door and shutting it. I strolled down my driveway and onto the footpath. Turning around the corner to make my way to the walking track near my house, I inhaled a big breath of fresh night air. The sky was clear, and I had a stellar view of the stars. I felt so calm and the neighbourhood felt so serene. Ambling down the road, I nodded hello to anyone passing by me.
A couple blocks away from my home and only 50 metres from the walking track, I saw a guy who looked to be in his early-mid 30s dressed up in the most vibrant and flashy activewear I’ve ever seen. Even though it was mostly dark at this point, I was able to make out every detail simply due to how gaudy it was. It was like someone had taken a picture of normal sports clothes and turned the saturation up by 100%.
As I was ruminating on how in the actual hell this guy had bought clothes this bright, he almost walked head-on into me. I did an awkward shuffle to my left to let him pass by me, raising my hand in greeting.
He barrels past me, almost knocking me over. I stumble and regain my balance, straightening up and swiftly turning around, only to see him turn the corner. Slightly surprised by how fast he was walking, I try to push the rude encounter out of my mind, brushing imaginary dirt off my jacket. My hand caught on something, and I dug around in my jacket’s pocket only to pull out a crumpled piece of paper.
I unfolded it to reveal what looked like a rule set. Uneasiness crept into my stomach and I got a strange sense of deja vu. For the life of me though, I couldn’t imagine what could even make me feel deja vu like this. And then I remembered the creepy swimming pool rules and that Reddit post. I’d managed to forget them, but it looked like the rules weren’t done with me yet.
How’d this even get in my pocket anyway? The man in impossibly bright active wear who’d brushed past me earlier had barely touched me for more than a second. There was no way he’d managed to put that in my pocket, but there was no other explanation.
I honestly don’t know. I have no idea why this piece of paper immediately filled me with dread and why I was reacting so strongly to it. I’m normally a pretty level-headed person. I sank down onto the curbside, my legs feeling unsteady. I started to read it.
Hey, to whoever’s reading this. I’m sorry I can’t explain this in person, but I can’t take the chance that you may be someone who means me harm in disguise. That’s why I thought up this (genius, if I do say so myself) system where I write the rules down and print them out to hand around to anyone I see walking. Copy the rules if you get home and make as many duplicates as you can to hand out to other people. Of course, keep one for yourself, remembering these off by heart isn’t ideal.
  1. Wear the brightest and most colourful clothes you can, it hurts their eyes to look at you. (Yes, that’s why I look like a parrot.)
  2. Try not to walk alone (unless you’re experienced like me), you seem like less of a target that way. And if they do attack, it’s 50/50 whether they go for you or your friend. I like those odds a lot more than death, don’t you?
  3. Keep your walks of a medium length. Don’t stay out for too long, and don’t be too short. Try to find that sweet spot in between. Making it too short makes them act desperately, they think their meal’s getting away which makes them more likely to attack and thus, it is more probable for you to die. Too long, and they get bored. Plus, who has time for a long walk?
  4. Don’t run at any point. This turns your walk into a run, which has a different ruleset. I can’t help you there, sorry. I’ve never run (for a hobby) before.
  5. Have a shower before walking. If you’re sweaty, you smell more appetizing.
  6. Walking to your car, or across the street to visit your neighbour isn’t considered a ‘walk’. In my experience, it seems to be that walking for 300m or longer starts the ‘walk’.
  7. You may run if you are within 100m of your home (and something is chasing you. No use starting up a ‘run’ for no reason). Any further and your walk turns into a run as I said before.
  8. Learn to speedwalk. There are times when you need to get away fast, but can’t run. Watch some professional walkers on YT or something. There’s also the Olympic event, I find it more entertaining to watch than some rando on YouTube. But definitely watch how to get the proper form first for speedwalking, though.
  9. Trust your gut. Good advice for life, really, but goes doubly for walking. If you feel like something’s off, it probably is. And best you end your walk early than face the consequences of seriously misjudging a deadly situation. Better safe than sorry, as I always say.
  10. Don’t listen to music or podcasts. You need to be attentive at all times.
  11. Try not to seem nervous. They read body language very well and this just makes them itch to hunt. They’re predators and any skittish behaviour immediately makes them classify you in their head as prey.
  12. Don’t mistake them for dumb, big predators. They are very intelligent, for one and are much, much more than some stupid carnivore. Thinking like that’s just underestimating them, and misjudging them is such a dumb way to go.
Hope this helps you out and I wish you an awesome life stranger. Stay safe.
The paper shook in my hands and my vision blurred. I buried my head in my hands and felt my fear begin to overwhelm me.
“Why?” I murmured. “Why me? Why’d this have to happen to me? Why is this even happening?’’
Shaking my head to clear my mind, I tried to focus. Breaking down wouldn’t help me. I needed to figure out how to get home safely. The rules had probably kicked in by now - I’d definitely walked far enough - and walking home would probably be a death sentence in my state. I wasn’t focused, and I knew I could never follow the rules properly like this. I was only a couple blocks from home though, so maybe I could make a break for it? I could probably maintain a sprint that long. And if I couldn’t, I was sure adrenaline would be able to pick up my slack.
A stupid idea in retrospect.
Taking a few deep, calming breaths, I managed to compose myself. Forming my fists into a tight ball, I rubbed my eyes to clear them. I inhaled one more time and sprung to my feet, ready to run. Dancing on the balls of my feet with nervous energy, I realised that however anxious I was, I couldn’t let it show. Forcing my tense shoulders to relax, I spun on my heel to face back towards my house. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of two eerie glowing orbs, just observing me. How long had that thing been there? Had it been there from the start? Or had it only just appeared?
Had it always been there and I’d just driven past it on my way to work every day without the slightest clue?
These thoughts managed to shatter any semblance of composure I once had. It wasn’t hard, honestly, I was so tense and wired that even breaking a twig could’ve caused me to snap and lose my cool.
I ran. I ran for all I was worth, and then some. I flew home, absolute terror fueling each step I took. I’ve never run that fast in my life, and I doubt I will again. I was tiring fast, after all, I’ve barely run since high school, when I heard frantic stomping behind me that was almost like human footsteps but way too heavy for it to be that. I definitely could have been imagining them, but somehow I don’t think I did. I increased my speed, finding an extra reserve of energy deep within my body and pumped my arms even harder, my legs working overtime. It seemed to work for a bit. The footsteps faltered but then doubled in speed. Despite my best efforts, the plodding footsteps behind me seemed to be gaining. Whatever it was seemed to realise that too, and it slowed minutely, matching my pace so neither of us was gaining on the other. It was toying with me. It knew I couldn’t keep this pace up for much longer and that it had all the time in the world. I swore those footsteps sounded almost predatory.
I almost lost hope then. I almost stopped running and just gave myself up to it. But I didn’t. I couldn’t. I won’t do that to Em. I resolved to keep running until my inevitable end.
Somehow, someway, I made it to my street. I skidded around the corner and almost fell over when I saw what greeted me. Construction workers. Shit.
In my ignorance and desperation to get away, I’d ignored the rules for running. And in doing so, I’ve cornered myself between death and… death. I was completely screwed. I needed to run past the construction workers (that had definitely not been there when I’d left so they were 100% of the supernatural kind) to get home.
My shoulders slumped. I dropped to the ground in absolute despair. This was it. I’d never see my wife again, never see her smile or laugh or groan in familiar exasperation at one of my puns. Never get to eat that piece of cake I was saving for later. Never experience the rest of my life, or even return to my monotonous office job.
I lay on the ground, all the fight sucked out of me. I waited for whoever would get me first, the thing chasing me or the construction workers, whatever they really were. I kept waiting. At one point, I wished that one of them would just hurry up and get it over with. I hated the suspense. After a while, I just lost all sense of time, wallowing in a pool of self-pity, laid out on the ground. At some point, I think I came to the realisation that at least, the thing that had been chasing me earlier was gone. Maybe it was afraid of the construction workers and didn’t dare approach closer than I already so stupidly had. I didn’t really care, as long as it was gone.
And as I came to my senses, an ominous clanking and rattle of hammers, drills and various other tools filled my ears and drowned out any other sound. I realised that this had been playing in the back of my head the whole time I’d been on the ground and I’d just been tuning it out. Now, all I could hear was the clang of metal on metal. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t tune it out as I’d previously been able to do. And now that I was aware of it, it had some kind of hold over me. I couldn’t ignore it to the slightest degree.
I stumbled away, cradling my head and blocking my ears, wishing desperately that the sound would just. Go. Away.
I felt unsteady, almost like I was drunk. I stumbled about walking in a random direction, not caring where I ended up. I don’t know for how long or how far I walked, only that I wanted those godawful sounds to stop. My head spun and I collapsed on the ground, the sounds of a hammer striking a nail still ringing throughout my head.
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2023.03.25 03:03 Zwuhlf What is the best way to make management look into the practices of an employee?

So I work at a retail store in CA that basically relies on most of its income coming from people applying for the credit card we have. Personally, I don't really get many. I ask everyone since it's a part of the script, and if they say "No." or "Another time" then that's that.
There's a coworker of mine, however, that's held in high regard by management because of how many credit applications she gets daily. We get a $2 commission per application and she basically makes another paycheck each pay period off of them alone. I found out that the reason she gets so many is because she basically take advantage of Hispanic customers who can't or barely speak English and has them apply regardless of their answer to her asking about it. I find it very unethical and downright scummy, but since it "works," management lets her get away with it.
A few other people have come to me and said that she's falsely accused them of being racist towards her (despite getting her credit apps from people who don't understand her), and she's generally very rude to anyone who's had the misfortune of being scheduled in at the same register as her.
What I want to know, is if there's any way to have management actually look into what she's doing, and how she's taking advantage of people with the tactics she uses. Because right now, they aren't doing anything to regulate it, on top of them letting her leave early, treat other people rudely, and basically keep others from trying to do their job. All while "her" register has the longest wait times.
If I can't get my store's management to treat her like the rest of us (or the rest of us like her), should I bring this to HR? What should I say?
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2023.03.25 03:03 Bitchnah101 Need help with My Mini Australian Shepherd.

My Adult Dog Winchester whom I got sometime last year. Who's a very good boy. Stays near me whenever possible and follows me around and always stays close. He's been well trained before I got him and I'm still learning the commands he had been taught before I had got him. But a problem has occurred, He runs up to strangers and sometimes strangers with dogs, and just, barks? He ain't aggressive about It, and he doesn't go all up in their face. He keeps a safe distance away. But he just keeps doin It?? I'm planning to keep him on a leash soon, but It kind of upsets me that I even have to do It. Before I adopted him he was always caged up, I don't want him to feel like that ever again and It wouldn't be fair to him If My Other Dog, a German Shepherd Puppy, could run around freely and he couldn't. We Live In a very Lazy type of town, but also Active? There are a lot of dog walkers around the neighborhood but you won't see many people out on their porches or having parties or things like that. I don't worry for our dogs' safety around the streets either because It's a one-way street, nobody ever really goes through our street either, and the dogs all know not to go into the street at all.
But Winchester just keeps on running over to people or people with dogs and just barking at them. The last straw was when he ran up to a person with a Great Dane and he just wouldn't back off. I couldn't get him to come to me or anything when usually just saying or shouting his name is all it would take. The Great Dane was well-trained and also a Very Good Boy. But I felt bad that My Dog had spooked the owner and her dog.
I plan to take him to get a training evaluation and then actual training if everything goes well. I was originally planning to get a training evaluation for my Puppy and some actual training for him. But he's not a desperate case, He's doing good with our own personal training and he listens perfectly. Winchester though is a Desperate case, Cause I have no Idea what I am getting into anymore with him. I have no Idea about any of his previous training and I have no Idea why He could be doing the whole running up to people and their dogs and just barking! Does anyone have any Idea what I'm dealing with? Why he could be doing this? Am I Not doing a good job at making him feel Safe? Is My High Stress Levels affecting his Behavior? What am I doing wrong that could be causing this??
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2023.03.25 03:03 your-fav-throwaway How am I doing financially? Currently trying to see if I’m on the right path

About Me
Total Debts - ~$7,000
Net Worth - $300
I currently use the zero budget approach to budgeting, which basically means all the money I net is allocated to something different. I will define which ones are fixed & which are one sinking funds/variable. Keep in my mind, this only includes my full time job. I do not include my second job as that income varies. I budget every two weeks, and split all my bills into half payments. The numbers listed are the half payments. My current deductions from my full time job include: 7% 401k, dental insurance, medical insurance, accidental insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance. My job pays short/long term disability insurance in full as well as our life insurance policy. After my deductions, I’m left with $1,101.00 biweekly, which is broken into the following:
** Please note fixed expenses are ones that have no to little wiggle room and cannot be adjusted; sinking funds are ones that either adjust depending on how much I use; and carry over to the next pay day. If I use less one pay period, I have more the next, and they slowly build over time.
Rent (fixed): $350 (I pay $700/month - no utilities includes)
Food (sinking): $115
Hygiene (sinking): $20
Entertainment (sinking): $25
Car insurance (fixed): $100
Gas (sinking): $50
Car Maintenance (sinking): $33
Subscriptions (sinking): $30
Life Insurance (fixed): $25
Renters Ins. (fixed): $5
IRA: Not contributing
Any Debt (sinking): $36
College (fixed): $136
Coffee (sinking): $5
Emergency Fund (fixed): $15
Health insurance: Covered thru my job.
Utilities (sinking): $60
Car Payment (fixed): $96
So I guess my big question is: How am I doing, and how can I improve?
What should I do with the extra income outside of my budget? For example, my second job? The extra income when my deductions are not taken out (twice a year)? Should I work on building my 3-month emergency fund?
I have a couple of goals I would like to work on. I want to save enough money towards a down payment on a home. At the bare minimum, $12k. My income should increase over the next few years; in todays income standards, I’ll go from 39.5k to almost 60k if things pan out right.
I also want to be debt free in two years, which should be doable if I knock it our using the funds from my 2nd job. I have no plans on buying a new car until my current car is dug into the ground. My current car payment will be utilized towards a bigger car maintenance/car buying fund, and my IRA when my car is paid in full.
Closing Notes
A few things to add;
I do not pay for a phone plan. My father handles that, and I don’t see myself coming off his plan any time soon.
My apartment does not have a washedryer, but I’m able to do my laundry at my parents once a week.
My job reimburses the costs for two of my classes a semester as long as I get a C or higher, however, I do not rely on that.
Any thoughts or recommendations for me?
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2023.03.25 03:03 arsonisnotsmart I helped someone and they ruined my life.

Back in October, I (17nb) let a girl I'd met at school (18f) start living with me. She was 17 and going through a rough time, she was about to be on the streets and so I talked with my stepmom (30f) and we had her move in. For the first couple months it was okay, but she got increasingly worse, and made my life increasingly worse. She had a job when she moved in, but after a month she started calling off every single day to get high or drunk, and then after a month of that she just quit and relied on me and my family's generosity for a living space. She'd spend all of her money on weed and alcohol, and she'd even ask my parents for money which went straight to feeding her addictions. Two weeks ago she came home drunk, she'd pissed her pants and she's had them out in the hallway since. She only cleans if she's having people come over. Speaking of which, I told her when she moved in that I didn't like having people I don't know at my house. She brings people over anyway. Any time I give even a hint of being upset with her, she immediately makes me feel guilty by saying things like, "Did I do something wrong? I'm sorry, please don't kick me out." She's also been a terrible friend to me. Any time I've gone to her for comfort, the most she does is give me a hug and tell me it'll be okay, but she doesn't stop playing her video games or talking to anyone on the phone. Yet, when she comes to me, she expects me to drop everything I'm doing. One night I was so suicidal that I had to have my eight year old brother sleep in my bed with me so that I didn't hurt myself, and she came home drunk and 5am and carried my little brother to his room so that she could sob in my arms about how she cheated on her boyfriend. Any time I would try to hang out with her, she would always sit there and talk on the phone with her boyfriend or her other friends. Every time her boyfriend comes over, which is multiple times a week, I hear them screaming at each other. My brothers (8 & 10) can also hear it. I was exposed to a lot of verbal abuse and shouting when I was younger, so maybe it's just my trauma, but I don't want them exposed to that. All of this, along with more minor issues added up and my final straw was last week. My boyfriend got wraps/cigars for his birthday, and he keeps them at my house. We were in an argument and so my "friend" said that we should smoke them. Right off the bat I said no, I didn't want to, and she kept saying "Why not? He's being a dick anyway. You're boring." I said no multiple times, but eventually she started making me anxious from the pressure, so we did. My boyfriend eventually asked about his wraps, and originally I lied and asked her to cover for me and say that she smoked them herself, but I ended up telling my boyfriend the truth anyway. She called me a bad friend for asking her to cover for me because the night before she was telling me that she was there for me, even though she realistically has not been there for me once. All of this added up and I told my mom about everything and told her that I felt like my "friend" was affecting my mental health so badly that I couldn't live with her anymore and I wanted her gone. I told my "friend" this myself, and I talked to my therapist along with my school's mental health professional, and they agreed that the way I told her was mature. Basically saying that I'm not kicking her out because that's not the kind of people me and my family are, but I don't want to be her friend and I want her to start looking for another place. She didn't talk to me again until today, when my mom had us come down to try to talk everything out. Basically, my mom's conclusion was that my "friend" didn't see what she was doing as pressuring, and my "friend" wanted to fix things. But it wasn't just that, I told her that was just the last straw. My mom started talking to her about getting her into therapy, helping her find a new job, and she sat there and set "ground rules" with my "friend" for her to live here. I feel betrayed. I feel like my mom, who I thought was my best friend, just chose this girl over her own child. I can hear her in her room right now talking shit about me with her friends. I want to run away. I feel like my mom doesn't care about me anymore. I feel like my struggles aren't important anymore because there's now someone who struggles more. I feel unwanted, unloved. And I'm powerless. There's nothing I can do. I have to live with her, feeling unsafe and unwanted in my own home, and no one cares.
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2023.03.25 03:02 Medical-Support-4489 Is this normal?

I (16F) got my period when I was 10 and it's always been excruciatingly painful. Along with sharp cramps, I also get long and painful stoumach aches that feel like my guts are being ripped out of my body and the only thing that even slightly helps it is pepto bismol.
It's so bad that I know when my period starts by me waking up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. I literally can't do anything for the first few days of my period because of how much pain I am in, all I can do is sleep and cry while waiting for the pain to go away
When I was joking with my sister about how much I hate how painful periods are, she told me it's not supposed to be anywhere near that painful?
I should also mention that my period is also very irregular, sometimes it won't come for months and it lasts anywhere from 4-10 days
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2023.03.25 03:02 Narthleke Designing a carnival as an organization?

So I'm making a carnival, but I want it to be more of a recurring thing than a one-time collection of minigames for the players (which is pretty much what the majority of the carnival posts are). The impetus of this decision is one of my players who thought it could be cool if they worked for a circus in their backstory, and they thought the idea of the ringmaster being their warlock patron was interesting.
The Ringmaster is an archfey. Their carnival has two fronts. One front is basic, clean, fun-for-all-ages sort of standard carnival stuff. The other front of the carnival is much darker, aimed toward vices, sin, and borderline reckless endangerment. The Ringmaster isn't outright evil, but they definitely enjoy watching the suffering that their darker attractions bring to those who choose to partake of them, and they are very intrigued by the feats of strength, skill, and wit displayed by individuals who manage to come out on top. This post will focus on the latter front.
Given that this organization is mobile, and that it will be making somehwat regular appearances in the game (over half of the party has decided to be associated with The Carnival [hereby TC] at the outset of the game), I want to make sure things make as much sense as possible, rather than handwaving everything I can. That said, I also don't own Wild Beyond the Witchlight, but if you think/know that the contents of the book will be a great help to me, please let me know, and I'll strongly consider picking up a copy this weekend.
This part was initially written at the end (and is still there too), but I wanted to move it up, so the general questions regarding the details (however vague they currently are) could be more clear:
Are there any glaring holes in the operation that I'm missing that I need to be considering? Are there glaring plotholes that I'm too close to see? "If they are capable of X, they wouldn't need to have Y done at all, they'd just skip it and go for....." Are there aspects of the organization that are completely absent that would serve me well to think about while I flesh things out and make them more concrete?
Travel- Being an archfey, The Ringmaster is a powerful magic being. They know the locations of portals to and from the Feywild, which they use to enable TC to traverse large distances quickly, including across continents and oceans. In a pinch, with great exertion, they likely have some ability or item that allows them to planeshift TC in its entirety, likely based on some special sigil inscribed on the goods, structures, and staff (or their clothes)?
Dark front- My first inclination is that at night, the entire carnival ground appears more or less defunct, as a result of a powerful illusion of some sort. The secrecy of the darker side of the organization would be maintained by a clause in the (notably fey) employment contract, and new guests to the nighttime attractions are permitted by invitation only from another guest (or employee with express permission to divulge the information) in good standing. Whether that means all employees are aware of the alternate front, or if some are just bound to remain in their quarters from sunset to sunrise, I haven't decided.
Some of the potential attractions include:
Ashi Anastasia's Amazingly Atypical Amorous Affairs, A brothel that charges 50gp+/night for strange courtesans, many of whom come with magical aftereffects
"Tiwani's Circus of the Macabre", https://www.reddit.com/DMAcademy/comments/v5ejh9/comment/ib99gt0/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Essentially what amounts to gladiatorial combat against various monsters for thrill-seekers
Death-defying (or, in the case of utter failure: embracing) stunts for adrenalin junkies
Gambling, of course
If anyone wants to put forth more suggestions, I'm all eyes.
Logistics- Where this whole post is essentially me asking if I'm missing any vital parts of design, or any details that don't make sense, the logistics part needs the most work. For the carnival-employed PCs, their job is essentially to go collect attractions for TC. In-play this means they can gather interesting creatures/plants/objects as they see fit, giving them to TC's recieving team for a commission of some sort. It also means occassionally being given a list of specific needs for TC, or even a single big-ticket, time-sensitive requisition for something that can be rewarded handsomely.
The "main player" involved (i.e. the one who's getting less money and more warlock powers than the others) thinks the most interesting way of going about this would be to collect actual, physical creatures/plants/whatever, rather than magic-hubbub-astral-soul-projection-whatsit-spirit-essence of the targets, and I agree with them. They also think that as a base assumption, handing these things over physically to TC sounds better than automatically being able to teleport things when they get them, however, in the case of more sensitive items, an option for more immediate transport would be necessary.
All that said, I've got some rough ideas for how to handle it with homebrew magic items (or perhaps I should make them spells that the warlock learns for free), but I also need to make sure that I'm not blundering into adding some broken interactions that I'm not familiar with. Item/Spell could be used on an unconscious creature/plant/etc to shrink it down and put it into essentially some sort of stasis. I think it/they would essentially function like a pokeball. Players could have a physical case to store these shrunken specimens (which also opens up the possibility of them getting lost/stolen). Would it be too much to require multiple players to be involved in the capture of the attractions?
For the bigger-ticket items, I imagine The Ringmaster would want them right away. My thought is that the warlock has a sending stone they can use to contact The Ringmaster, letting them know that the item is ready. Ringmaster can teleport a scroll to the group to allow them to teleport the item back? But this can also open up the potential for the scroll to fail if it's too high of a level, which I definitely don't want.
Upon arrival, the stasis creatures would be restored to their full forms, likely subdued by a magic circle (or similar), nursed back into fighting shape, then put back in stasis until they are needed for use. Fair chance all of this (aside from the initial reception of the capsules) takes place in a demiplane/pocket dimension of sorts, to avoid prying eyes during the day, as well as to save on space. Creatures being nursed would need to be fed and cared for, which is something that can also be covered by the stasis capsule solution, just gather deceased creatures for meat and/or edible plants, then deliver them alongside the living specimens.
Are there any glaring holes in the operation that I'm missing that I need to be considering? Are there glaring plotholes that I'm too close to see? "If they are capable of X, they wouldn't need to have Y done at all, they'd just skip it and go for....." Are there aspects of the organization that are completely absent that would serve me well to think about while I flesh things out and make them more concrete?
This is the first solid piece of worldbuilding that I've started in a few years, so I'm second-guessing myself, but I'm also really into the idea. If you're one of maybe three people who made it to the end of this post, thank you.
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2023.03.25 03:01 ShallotSelect1473 Some respect please (parents upset over their child being sent home sick), a long rant

I don’t want to bug you at work. I don’t want you to lose your job. I also don’t want a room full of children with noro virus. I also don’t want to take home noro virus to my own family, I don’t want norovirus
I don’t want to spend another weekend sick. Because I deserve a day off, possibly two days off? I’m not getting it this weekend because your children have given me a combo known as coldstrepnoro which now my kids have caught which means we likely won’t get to go out for a much needed family weekend time because they might explode with crap on the way there
I never knew a throat could hurt so much
I’m upset my children now have to miss their own Saturday activities because they’ve caught the daycare sickness I brought home again.
I don’t want to send another friend to the ER like I did when the children gave me influenza A and my friends caught it from me.
I don’t want my child to spend another Saturday in the ER because that horrific cough you swore up and down was not contagious turned out to be RSV
I don’t want to spend another Christmas getting every single member in my family sick.
A little respect please!
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2023.03.25 03:01 br_shadow How to convert long multi-line MS Word/Google Docs tables easily to something usable in Markdown? (image examples)

I've got a large document with scientific writing phrases organised into tables like the image below. The idea is that you can create phrases by combining different parts given in different columns. (Sample document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f75hlZUPTlhfLvj7wqVDKBQSperCap2urHy1d3qJfjU/edit )
Here's an image https://imgur.com/a/2sC9MiM
I'm in the process of converting this document to markdown, and it's really hard getting those tables into markdown format.
I tried online conversion tools but they don't do a good job, and it takes a lot of line-by-line copy and pasting to produce something like the below code block that looks good in Obsidian. What would be the easiest way to convert those tables into Markdown?
Alternatively, is there another function or feature that would allow me to have side-by-side blocks that would have those phrase parts presented like in the image but that would not be a table?
 ----------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The second part examines The final chapter gives a brief review of The final section contextualises the research by discusses the significant findings. draws upon the entire thesis to identifies areas for further research. ties together the common themes and explains the emergent themes influencing draws together these various findings, and draws together the key findings, making the draws together the various strands of the thesis. gives a brief summary and critique of the findings. summarises the main findings of this project and summarises the principal findings of these experiments and brings together the lessons from these case studies, and then describes the experimental approach and instrumentation utilised in ties together the various theoretical and empirical strands in order to includes a discussion of the implication of the findings to future research into 

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2023.03.25 03:01 BugSprayUser Confusion about “Range Tech” Job

Hi guys I’m a journeyman HVAC tech and accepted a job as a range technician with the BLM. I was exited to get into government maintenance work and get a full benefits package until I was called by an “engine boss” who told me I was going to be on his fire engine this year. I’ve never fought fires before and really only have HVAC construction and service experience but I’ve already ended my lease and am moving out to Elko Nevada at the end of the month. Has anyone else in here made the switch from HVAC to Fed Range tech before? Should I bring a multi meter or are most ranges in Nevada gas?
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2023.03.25 03:01 Unicornetto126 Help with jealousy and trust issues

I’m a 25f who’s had a painfully strong crush on a long distance friend (24m) and don’t really know how to deal with it.
I came out about my feelings long before we met in person and he kindly explained he’s shit at relationships and we hadn’t met so I wouldn’t know if I like him for real, and I also know his job doesn’t exactly give time for him to date. I didn’t really expect reciprocation at the time or anything, despite the fact we flirted a lot and drunkenly used to say we’d marry each other, but kind of just wanted to clear the air in the hope it would go away.
A year later we’ve spent time in person and unfortunately he’s incredibly sweet and affectionate with me, whilst also keeping up the witty banter and teasing that made me fall for him in the first place. I know it’s not fair to push for anything at the risk of our friendship, especially with his job, but the problem arises with a mutual friend (27f).
She’s consistently flirty and clingy with him, despite saying nothing is going on, and sometimes he flirts back if he’s in a funny mood. More importantly, she consistently does this in front of me despite knowing my feelings towards him. She consistently dresses in outfits similar to my own and interrupts my conversations with him, and I’m not sure how to deal with this.
I don’t want to risk coming across as a jealous possessive person when I have no right to, but honestly the situation makes me feel sick and sets off my anxiety, so I really need a solution to fix it.
I’ve tried stepping back but even after spending weeks away find myself in the same situation, and even tried seeing other people only for him to either be rude about them, or the guilt of having feelings for him whilst speaking to someone else made me end the relationship.
Is there a healthy way to deal with this without losing my friend?
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2023.03.25 03:00 sageoffire Standard single lane Level 100 Endless run.

Damage chart: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1072035348743454781/1088997467783180470/image.png
Map: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1072035348743454781/1089001102978060468/image.png
Very good luck:
Combined with very poor luck/skill issue:
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2023.03.25 03:00 Vermilion_dodo Is it normal to consider cuddling and sometimes hand holding a normal thing between people you are not dating, as in it is not intimate?

My boyfriend (for about 1 and 1/3 years) does this, and don't worry, when I asked if he considers it intimate like "if some random person came up to you and held your hand would you be fine with it?" he said yes. (He held a girls hand to help her get through a bad mental state from stress).
He also explained a random group cuddle he did? Keep in mind this was during a very stressful time for him and everyone around him (it was an event/camp thing I don't need to get into).
I am not mad at him, I understand he understands things differently and culture is different. But I want to understand this, and I have no idea how to even fathom this lmao. Is this normal??? How do people find this so normal?? I never even kiss or hold my parents hands! I never even touch my freinds!
Please someone help me understand this different social culture. As in: what do they feel when they physically touch in this way? Is cuddling no longer special in romantic relationships?
If it helps, he lives in California US kinda near LA.
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2023.03.25 03:00 VaccuumLawyer 21[F4M] Oregon/Anywhere Looking for ECCENTRIC WEIRDO

Swiggity swag, whats in the bag 😎 I've been here before, but nothing went anywhere ;o; hello!
I am 5'10", 230lbs (currently losing), 47% various black 43% variety-pack white, 9% Lebanese 🤙🏼Me
I keep telling myself I'm fine, I dont need a partner, but I think I know deep down I'm lying to myself lol. Had a bf for like 1.5 weeks in highschool, but other than that, I have no experience whatsoever 🥴 I would ideally be looking for someone who also has similaminimal experience
About me: I love to dress as strange and eccentric as my budget and confidence allow! I have many Renaissance dresses, peasant garb, steampunk gear, punk stuff, etc :D Nary a day shall come where you cant spot me in a crowd! I love puns (when I was in highschool, i tried modeling my personality off of sans undertale...). I spend a lot of time listening to music and reading fanfics/webtoons/manhwa etc. Almost done with school, studying 3d modeling! Hoping to get a job at a video game company after graduation-- Speaking of, as some may be wondering, I play SOME video games, but not much. Reason being = I'm terrible at video games 🤣 but I do like osrs, undertale, stardew, stuff like that
What I'm looking for: a very energetic, enthusiastic nerd. I want you to tell me all about your special interests and hyperfixations! You are very humorous and witty preferably :D You put a lot of thought into your messages and are mostly liberal and open-minded. Most importantly: YOU ARE WEIRD. SO WEIRD. Please this part is so important ;o;
I dont mind appearances really. I do like long hair and unique looks, but those arent required. I dont mind if youre very short or very oveunderweight (hell, who am I to judge at 230lbs?). Just make me laugh and I'll like you 🐸🤙🏼as for age, I would prefer 20-30 range, but some exceptions can be made!
If interested, tell me a pun! The topic is pizza 🍕😎🤙🏼
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2023.03.25 02:59 Beneficial_Skirt_167 I don’t know what to do with all the information that’s here🙃

I didn’t think this much thought goes into buying a mattress. I grew up in foster care, and I finally got my first job and I finally get to have my own bed and I don’t want to spend $2000 on a mattress I just want some thing that won’t give me cancer or spread fiberglass in my house, but please don’t laugh at me. I don’t know what a topper is and all of these layers and stuff that go on beds. I tried to Google it as much as possible but there’s somuch to learn. can someone just tell me where to start looking if I just want a super comfortable bed ? I make decent money and I just want to sleep like I am in a fantastic hotel And not wake up with my bones all achy I’m in my late 20s and I am open to any suggestions. Thanks you guys y’all are fantastic for just knowing all of this shit!!!
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2023.03.25 02:59 Immediate-Ride2853 I (19F) was having sex with a guy and he said something that turned me off and then proceeded to ask why i didn’t want to have sex.

We were hanging at his house and we started making out and it then turned into foreplay. I gave him a blow job and then he started going down on me well as he was going down on me he had mumbled something i couldn’t hear him in the moment. Well as i was close to orgasming he said very loud and clear “ I hope you take my cock like my exe did.”!! Well that instantly turned me off and i told him to stop, as i was putting my clothes back on he asked if everything was okay and i told him no i’m not okay im not in the mood anymore. Well as i was putting on my shoes he proceeded to say So we still gonna have sex or do i need to call someone??? I was so shocked i just rolled my eyes and told him to go ahead as i was leaving
We aren’t together or anything we just wanted a casual hookup. Am I overreacting?
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2023.03.25 02:59 omogal123 Hey dads, it’s so tiring when people ask me what I’m doing with my life

Hey dads,
I used to be involved with a lot of things when i was still young thats why i know a lot of people and also mom has a lot of friends. But i grew up. Graduated college and not involved as much anymore. I try to avoid things. I was sad and depressed thats why i’m in my room a lot. I still do go out but i like to do things on my own. I still do hang out with my parents, i do have full time job. I’m slowly okay now. I had to point that out bc someone commented on my post I’m suicidal but no i am not. I am happy and just prefer to be alone. I can’t stay calm if theres too many things going on in my head. I know people worried about me, but its so exhausting when people ask me what I’m doing with life, when I’m gonna move out, when I’m gonna figure things out. I’m slowly figuring things out of my own quietly and moms know that. But it so irritating when people asked bc once I’m alone i start to hate myself again bc i should’ve figure things by now or like i wish i had better answer to that person. Like I can’t stay calm again bc i will be busy thinking what that person just asked or said to me.
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2023.03.25 02:58 iceCream_805 Is it rude not to eat lunch with your work colleagues?

I mostly work on my own but travel to another department once a week with other people around. I prefer to have lunch on my own because my job involves talking to clients all day and I get physically exhausted by the end of the day. I had lunch with them on my first visit with them but they were only interested in gossiping about the company and managers which I'm not interested at all.
Now I have lunch on my own but one work colleague actually told me recently that I don't fit with their work culture. Am I being too rude?
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2023.03.25 02:58 Pusheenfan777 2 questions

Just venting but I normally get my compensation pay on the 24th but I haven’t received it. I’m hoping it’ll come by Monday or Tuesday. Does anyone experience this sometimes? Ok so the other question I have is using urgent care. My do. At the Va said I can’t keep asking for doctors notes for work and said I’ll have to start using urgent care. Am I able to just go to an urgent care that’s an approved location? If it helps I’m at 100%. My work has pretty told me to find another job because I’ve called in too many times and they’re giving me permission to find other work and turn in my 2 weeks notice. I figured I would still have to call my pcp and they give me the go ahead to go.
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