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2010.09.22 10:05 QueenNavy /r/Phở

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat. It is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world.

2013.05.27 11:30 lllllllllilllllllll SteelBooks

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2023.05.30 00:09 3DPrintguy8 I found something wrong with my 3D prints

Hello Nosleep!
I honestly just need someone to listen and not think I’m crazy. I also have other reasons for wanting this written in a form that I’m not able to later change, for reasons that will become apparent.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex, and I've been an active member of the 3D printing community for years. I've dabbled in various printing projects, from practical prototypes to detailed minifigs. I like to pretend I’ll use them for tabletop gaming, but if I’m honest, I rarely leave the house and don’t really have anyone to play with. Which is fine, I’m happy to be a homebody and have my little hobbies by myself at home. But recently, my 3D printing hobby has taken an… unexpected turn.
It all began a couple of months ago when I embarked on a new project—a 3D printed statue for my sister’s bathroom. Being a fan of Egyptian mythology, she wanted to incorporate an Egyptian theme, and asked if I could print a small egyptian statue for her. It had been a while since I used my printer, so it sounded like a fun project. However, I was having trouble finding a good free print on any of the usual sites, and I didn’t want to have to pay for a file. So I turned to a 3D printing search engine, Yeggi. That’s when I saw the Sebu statue for the first time. The site was in some kind of foreign language I didn’t speak, but the 3D model had an air of mystique yet simplicity that immediately drew me in, and I knew I had to print it. It was definitely egyptian looking, would be a simple print with few supports, and it was free. Perfect.
It had been a while since I used my printer, so I went through the usual process of re-leveling the bed, cleaning out the old filament (apparently the last time I printed I was trying out some flexible filament… no wonder I stopped printing!) and swapping in some bronze metallic filament. Usually I just print in white PLA, then prime and paint, but I wanted to try a nicer-looking plastic since this was a gift, after all. Plus I’m guessing it would eventually get wet, or work its way into my niece’s sandbox, so better a solid color than paint that would get rubbed off. Plus the statue was a really simple one, so a single color would be fine.
I sliced the file, saved it to my SD card, and started up the printer. The layers of filament slowly built up, taking shape as the Sebu statue emerged. It honestly looked amazing, I couldn't wait to see it on display in my sister’s Egyptian-themed bathroom, she was going to be blown away. Looking back, that was probably the last time I felt really, really good about anything to do with the statue. By comparison, everything now seems… cloudy? Probably best I give examples.
First, getting the statue off the print bed was a hassle, which rarely happens with my glass bed. I ended up trying to use a razor blade to separate it without ruining either the print or the bed (it took over 24 hours to print!) and ended up slicing my hand pretty good, which was fairly shallow but did get blood everywhere. Luckily I must have loosened the print at least, because when I went to rinse the blood off of it in the sink, it immediately popped off the bed without any damage.
I still needed to clean up the brim, but felt uneasy about using a razor blade right away (my usual method for trimming my 3D prints). I still had several days before my weekly lunch with my sister, so there was no rush. That’s when my memory started getting kinda uneven. I couldn’t remember where I set the statue down after I put a band-aid on my hand. But not just that one time, it seemed like every time I put it down for a minute, I’d lose track of it. Then finding I’d put it in weird places. You know how you find your keys in the fridge and can’t remember putting them there, but have a vague sense that you must have? Imagine that, but every time you put your keys down you get distracted by the most random thing, then can’t find them. And it just keeps happening
Of course, that happened every time I saw my sister, so I could never give it to her. Finally, I decided to just print my sister another one. But for some reason, the print kept failing. I went back to basics, printing some test prints like Benchy and Moon City. Those came out relatively fine, but no matter how I tried, I could not get the Sebu file to print again. I’d end up with thermistor errors, spaghetti prints, and even once it somehow printed a completely different file (I must have selected the wrong one I guess). I must have been back in the 3D printing mood because it seemed like I had the printer going nonstop for weeks. In some ways I felt like I did when I first got my printer, churning out all kinds of useless things for the fun of it. Looking back though, I don’t remember it being much fun, more just stressful, like I needed to get a certain number of prints done. I went through almost all of my leftover filaments, not just from the new roll but most of my old stuff too. I even managed a flexible filament Benchy!
During this time the Sebu statue continued to be a source of confusion for me. I’d find I had left it on the kitchen counter or perched on a shelf in the living room. Its presence became more and more unnerving. I would find it in my bedroom, sitting on my nightstand as if watching me sleep (obviously I had just forgot that I set it down there before bed), or in the bathroom, staring at me while I brushed my teeth (where I clearly just put it down so I could wash my hands). Its uncanny ability to appear seemingly out of thin air really started creeping me out though. I finally started just carrying it around with me. It couldn’t pop up unexpectedly if it was in my hands, right? I didn’t take it in bed with me or anything of course, that would be weird, Lord Sebu wouldn’t like that. Bedtime was my one escape from the damned thing.
I did start to notice strange incidents happening when I was holding the statue. It started subtly—a flicker of lights, objects slightly shifting position in my periphery. I’d find other 3D prints had moved from the big box I stored them in. However, I chalked it up to my niece playing with them and leaving them laying around.
I first started accepting that something unexplainable was happening when I began finding prints I had no memory of printing. Weird little articulated dolls and strange creatures. It didn’t make any sense, so I started a log of everything I printed. And yes, I checked the batteries in my carbon monoxide detector.
The most distressing incident involved a family heirloom—a precious dreamcatcher that had been passed down through generations. It hung above my bed, one of the only things I had to remember my Grandfather. Just a few days ago, I noticed it was missing from the wall. I found it under the bed, partially destroyed, as if some unseen force had torn through its delicate webbing and knocked it to the ground. Apparently I had also dropped a few prints down there, as they were lying on the dreamcatcher. Lord Sebu was also under the bed, watching. The dreamcatcher was given to me by my grandfather just a few weeks before he passed, when I was very young. I’d been having typical childish nightmares, and my parents were at their wits end as my sister was a newborn at the time and they were already getting very little sleep. It had been hanging on the wall of his living room for probably decades, but he brought it over to give to me. My parents say that ever since the night he brought it over, I never woke them up with nightmares again. It’s been on the wall of my bedroom ever since, even when I was in college. Its destruction left me with an overwhelming sense of loss and vulnerability.
Shortly after that was the bathroom incident. Some pills in my medicine cabinet had switched containers. It may sound insignificant, but it could have had potentially dangerous consequences if I hadn't noticed the mix-up. I’m not even religious, let alone superstitious. But that’s when I couldn’t ignore or rationalize it anymore, and really started taking things seriously. But try telling your GP that you’re worried you’re being… haunted? Luckily my sister is a NP, so I brought it up during our weekly lunch. She insisted it must be a result of stress and not getting enough sleep. That made sense, things didn’t really seem THAT bad until the dreamcatcher broke, and I’ve not slept well since then either. That kind of interruption to routine could easily have an impact on my mental health.
Sleeping pills were a lot easier to swallow (ha!) than beliefs in any kind of supernatural activity. So drugs to the rescue! She also promised to see what she could do about fixing the dreamcatcher for me, she’s pretty crafty (as her extremely well-decorated house will attest). The next day she came over and did a dang good job of mending it, and having it back on my wall plus some melatonin seemed to do the trick, I got a good night’s sleep again!
Things did seem a lot better when I was well-rested. But I was still feeling a little unsettled, and decided to start keeping a journal, especially since I kept misplacing my list of prints. Around that time I also noticed that some of my benchies were printing oddly. Instead of the little ‘3DBenchy’ text on the back, there was just a strange capital D with some lines coming off of it. I tried again, and got the same thing. This time the bottom also had the D, except it was turned on its side with a line coming from it, like a little umbrella with two handles? My best guess is some hacker figured out a virus to print their tag on everything coming out of a 3D printer?
I asked around on 3DPrinting but nobody had ever heard of such a thing. Adding to the growing list of peculiarities, I found myself unable to locate the original source file for the Sebu statue on my computer. It had vanished without a trace.
But the strangeness didn't stop at physical anomalies. I also noticed discrepancies in my handwritten journal, which I’ve been using to document my 3D printing projects, ideas, and experiences. Pages went missing, and others appeared to have been altered or written without my recollection. It was as if someone—or something—was tampering with my thoughts and memories.
The once-solid anchor of my journal is now a source of confusion and doubt. I needed a written record that I had no ability to change or destroy. That’s when I remembered reddit. Even if someone or something changes my reddit posts, there are multiple archive services I could use to go back and determine what the original contents were. So I started posting.
Unfortunately, when I tried to share my experiences on 3DPrinting, my posts were swiftly removed for being off-topic. I understand the mods’ position, but I needed answers and this all had started with 3Dprinting, right? Luckily, one user did manage to reply to one of my posts before it was deleted, and recommended a different subreddit—one that embraces the strange and unexplained: Nosleep. I’d never heard of it, and my first reaction was ‘that sounds like the opposite of what I want’. But it does appear you guys are more accepting of these kinds of posts. Perhaps some of you had encountered similar phenomena? Maybe you have theories or experiences that could shed light on my predicament. At the very least, I can post my experiences here and they won’t be changed. I can’t seem to log in to my old account either, but I think a fresh start with a fresh account is a good idea anyway.
So here I am, reaching out to you, those familiar. I need your help to understand what's happening. Have any of you experienced similar occurrences after printing certain objects? Is there a logical explanation I’m missing? I just want things to go back to normal.
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2023.05.30 00:08 FragrantScale6609 AZ native to NYC as new grad RN

Hi everyone! I’m a 28 (f) AZ native who loves the sunshine to an extent. Always imagined myself living in a city that’s walkable. I will be graduating soon as a registered nurse and I’m thinking of moving and starting over in NYC. I want to experience other cultures and just something so different from what I know. People think I’m from California from the way I dress and talk and say I should love to LA. But tbh LA has too many fake people who care about social media and brand name stuff and things I don’t care about. My friends say I’m pretty and outgoing, I do promotional modeling, going to apply to be an oncologist nurse once I graduate. I have money in savings and I know cost of living is high in NYC. I’d like to live somewhere walkable, vibrant, and idc to spend more to make sure I have A/C and in unit washedryer. Ideally in a newer building that’s also in a safer area. I’d be moving knowing not a single person and wanting to make friends who like to go to concerts, pilates, tennis, go running together, things like that or go on hot girl walks iykyk. I love me a good roof top bar and love eating out. Has anyone else moved from AZ to NYC and enjoyed it? Where should I look for places to live? Meet new friends? Are the apartments as bad I hear they are when it comes to thin walls and street noise? I’m excited for something different and I can always buy earplugs haha. I already know I gotta buy a new wardrobe since I live in shorts and crop tops or tank tops. Thanks in advance for any advice xx
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2023.05.30 00:08 2ManyProblems2 Should I buy my friend's house? (Again)

Context: I recently purchased a 1 bed house from a friend in Bristol.
I absolutely love the house, it's small, but has south facing sun trap of a garden, really polished finish in all rooms (except bathroom which I'm having done next couple of months) and I've settled in nicely now having moved here ~ a year ago.
However, another friend of mine has recently moved (without having had to sell their home) and they have been kind enough to offer it to me for £230k. The house is a 2 bed terraced house about 5 minute drive from me (in Bristol), and looking on Zoopla, these houses tend to be worth anywhere from £280k - £300k.
The numbers: I took out a 2 year fix on my current place at 1.68% for 180,000 mortgage with a 25k deposit (total purchase price £205k).
I have 35k saved up and have been told by an estate agent that my house could now be worth anywhere between 215k - 225k (the latter sum I'm sceptical of given it's a 1 bed and will likely only attract FTB with limited funds, much like myself at the time).
I currently earn 50k but would not like to increase my mortgage amount due to interest rates. I'd rather port my mortgage over and put 15k of my own cash in if I did go for the 2 bed (assuming my house sells for 215k)
I'm aware that selling/purchasing fees are likely to cost anywhere between 7-10k (conveyancing, mortgage transfer, structural surveys, EA fees, but no stamp duty which is a massive plus!) - I did buy using a LISA, not sure if this means anything when it comes to selling now?
Overall it would likely cost me ~25k in total to move from my 1 bed to the 2 bed.
The issues: My friend's 2 bed house is not without it's issues!
There is severe damp issues in the front downstairs and upstairs of the property as well as the rear upstairs and downstairs of the property.
None of the floors in the property are straight, and at times it can feel like you're in one of those fun houses that you get at fun fairs.
There is potential electrical issues also, and several windows and doors within the property need attention due to being poorly maintained (one of them doesn't shut fully which could be a real pain in winter!)
I currently benefit from off street parking and would lose this and inherit awful on-street parkin on a very narrow and crowded road in an area that is a little more rough round the edges.
I'm also worried that the structural survey is going to shine a light on some other major flaws.
I'm aware that the rendering both front and back has several cracks in it which could be one of the main causes of damp.
All in all, to get the house to a condition where I would feel 'happy' to live in it, it could cost upwards of 20-40k and to cope with the extra running costs, I'd probably have to get a lodger to occupy the second room. (both rooms are spacious double rooms).
The Qeustion: What would you do in my situation? I've grown to become quite happy in my sunny little 1 bed, and the only reason I would take the offer of the two bed is so that I could somewhat future proof myself at a somewhat decent price point.
I would have a potential 50/50 split with mortgage and bills from having a lodger, but would also live in a house in a much worse condition, with a much worse finish, and also lose many amenities I currently enjoy such as a spacious sunny garden, off street parking, nicer location, and most importantly, relatively nice emergency fund saved meaning I can worry a little less about money.
I feel like this 2 bed property could become a huge investment but also a huge burden and something I'm not quite willing to subject myself to just yet. But an offer like this might never come around again, and I don't want to be left kicking myself when I eventually outgrow my 1 bed that I didn't make the move at a time where I could have gotten a 2 bed ~40k under market value w/no stamp duty to pay.
I understand a lot of this question will boil down to how I feel personally and what I prioritise now vs. later in life, but I would still love to hear what you would do if in a similar position to mine or hear any similar experiences you might have.
Thanks for reading, and even more for responding!
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2023.05.30 00:08 skeslar Ark PVP, No ORP, Active admin

Are you tired of trying to find the perfect Ark Server ? Tired of not being listened to by admins? Tired of feeling the sense of having no community ?
Well, look no further! NO BULL is an Ark PvP Cluster with an interactive community as well as a discord with things to increase your bankroll like blackjack,roulette,chicken fights, !income commands and so much more!
The Server is 13 Map Cluster! With all 23 Maps + 1x Dedicated Admin Raid Base Map!! So you decide where you want to set up! Admins are always on call and there is also a fully functioning and extremely lucrative shop in which you can buy things like tames, blueprints etc with your ingame currency bushberry seeds! Which can be found when killing alpha dinos or in boss fights. What are you waiting for ! Come join in before all the good base spots are taken !
If you want to cut the crap Join “NO BULL 4Man Boosted PVP FRESH WIPE” Your journey awaits.
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2023.05.30 00:08 Lloiu This game is being a jerk

So I've played a significant amount of the game when it came out, but kind of fell off and never finished. Then I ended up buying it again for the Xbox Series S and played up to Valentine before life stuff distracted me and I fell off again.
So fast forward to today, I decide I'll pick it up again. I start outside Valentine, try to get on my horse, I accidentally punch it instead and he kicks me in the head. Fair enough.
After playing through a mission, I come out the saloon, go up to where I left my horse, get on it and start riding away. Turns out, not my horse. My horse wandered off and this one took its place. I get reported for horse theft. Fuck. Turn the game off and restart it because I don't wanna deal with the fallout.
Start outside Valentine again, accidentally end up shooting the side of a building, reported for vandalism. God dammit. Quit. Restart.
This time I manage to not shoot any shit and I get on the correct horse and ride into town. I dismount my horse and immediately I get accosted by this big belligerent dude for no reason. He instantly decides to grapple me and the second I start pounding my elbow into his stomach in self defense? Boom. Reported for assault. God dammit, game, I JUST WANT TO PLAY YOU.
So anyways, now I'm playing something else until I can cool off lol
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2023.05.30 00:07 Spiritual_Past1294 CBT vs ACT - Are they mutually exclusive ?

CBT helped me get out from social anxiety, and helped me change many beliefs i had about myself and social capabilities because of social anxiety. I think the cognitive restructuring work was helpful before and after doing exposures (challenging negative automatic thoughts, finding alternatives, identifying cognitive distortions, etc). During the exposures i would just go the mindfull route, focus on people, things, etc, that were around or in front of me.
After overcoming SA, i noticed that i still struggled with obsessive thinking, related to other areas in my life, not necessarly social anxiety related. Typically i would obsess over alcohol and how i might have damaged my brain because of it. I mistakenly used cognitive restructuring to combat it: finding cognitive distortions, challenging my obsessive thoughts, etc. It was endless, and made me even more obsessed and anxious, because there was always that "what if", because science can't give me a definitive and sure answer to my obsessions. After reading the book Needing to know for sure, i had this "ahah" moment where i understood how cognitive restructuring was just making my obsessive/compulsive episodes worse.
My last therapy sessions were with this doctor that used a mix of ACT and CBT. I terminated because of some red flags but this isn't the subject of my post. Back to the ACT and CBT mix, to me it felt paradoxical. ACT tells me to accept my thoughts and emotions, to do a best guess about the situation that i'm stressing over, and move on while engaging in actions that are in line with my values. CBT tells me to keep challenging my thoughts until i feel better, this only worsens my obsession...
Maybe there's something i'm not understanding. By the way i don't even get how Needing to know for sure books claims itself "CBT based". It doesn't have any cognitive restructuring techniques and actually teaches you to avoid keep talking to yourself and advoid trying to challenge your thoughts and find alternative thoughts.
Now i'm even questioning if overcoming my SA was largely due to just doing exposures rather than the cognitive restructuring work. I don't see any benefit anymore in cognitive restructuring, even for challenging beliefs. My last therapist did a schema therapy diagnostic and found a "i'm not good enough" schema, then he started doing cognitive restructuring work to help me stop believing that "i'm not good enough". From a ACT perspective and what i learned with my OCD, even if this "i'm not good enough" belief doesn't make me obsessed: who the f really cares what i "feel about myself" ? Why would i spend my time deconstructing, challenging, "talking back to that voice", who cares about that really? As far as i'm living in a way that is in line with my values, ie, as far as i'm committed.
What are you guys take on this?
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2023.05.30 00:06 skeslar PVP Cluster/No ORP

PVP ClusteNo ORP
Are you tired of trying to find the perfect Ark Server ? Tired of not being listened to by admins? Tired of feeling the sense of having no community ?
Well, look no further! NO BULL is an Ark PvP Cluster with an interactive community as well as a discord with things to increase your bankroll like blackjack,roulette,chicken fights, !income commands and so much more!
The Server is 13 Map Cluster! With all 23 Maps + 1x Dedicated Admin Raid Base Map!! So you decide where you want to set up! Admins are always on call and there is also a fully functioning and extremely lucrative shop in which you can buy things like tames, blueprints etc with your ingame currency bushberry seeds! Which can be found when killing alpha dinos or in boss fights. What are you waiting for ! Come join in before all the good base spots are taken !
If you want to cut the crap Join “NO BULL 4Man Boosted PVP FRESH WIPE” Your journey awaits.
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2023.05.30 00:06 anni_nonimous Terra, The Multi-genre server!

We are still growing, the server was made public just recently so we are very new. This is mainly a casual or long-term roleplay server but we do have other chats for anyone to: socialize, play games together, talk about anime, debate, send memes, or share art! Even though this is mainly a roleplay server, many of us here are also anime fans, gamers, artists, etc. We also have super cute emotes, stickers, and soundboards now too so join the server and give it a shot!
Terra is a world that I made. It’s broken into 4 continents where all sorts of creatures have existed since the beginning of time. As the years went by, some countries stayed behind while others advanced. Some continents continue to change, evolve and grow through time, except for Primera, they are set in their medieval times and are proud of it. This makes it very possible for there to be all sorts of different types of characters.
Here's an Invite:
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2023.05.30 00:05 noximo [TOMT][ANIME][80s-90s] A young girl is in a mining town in the mountains. She waits for her mom (dad?) to arrive via train/mining cart and puts her head (ear) on the rail tracks to listen for the incoming train.

I remember a scene where she runs to a rail track because someone told her that her mom(dad?) is coming (or maybe it was the date of their arrival) so she runs to the station and puts her ear to the rails to listen for vibrations.
I think her parent hasn't arrived then. The whole scene is pretty sad/moody in my memories. I think the whole town where she lived was like that - like living on some frontier, cut off from the rest of the world. But those are my feelings, I don't remember if it was actually the case. Also, I have a feeling she was alone there (or maybe with an aunt or something like that?). I remember the feeling of loneliness.
I think it ran during the children's cartoons segment so it's should be something child-friendly, though as I said, it was kinda serious. Also, not many animes got broadcasted on our tv in my country so it should be fairly famous.
I've had to see it in the early to mid-90s, though the show itself can certainly be from the 80s.
When I remember the scene I would say it looked Ghibli-ish. Though I have barely seen any other animes other than from them so not sure how indicative of the style it is.
I've asked the same few months ago, here are the answers:
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2023.05.30 00:04 Flopper_Flipper I feel a bit... iffy about Nintendo bringing Miitopia's makeup to the Nintendo Switch's built in Mii Maker

First of all, let me just preface this with stating that i'm not necessarily entirely opposed to the idea of Nintendo bringing over the makeup from Miitopia, i'd rather they didn't, but at the end of the day it's a feature most people want so I can understand why Nintendo would bring it over despite the points i'm going to make after, and to be fair the makeup feature is really fun to use. Whilst this post will probably get buried by downvotes, please don't hesitate to bring your own points in the comments, i'm trying to look at this issue i've had for a while with an open mind.
I'm not really sure where to begin, but I guess my issue with bringing over Miitopia's makeup to the Switch is sacrificing simplicity and clashing artstyles. Miis have a very defining artstyle to them, and I feel like this along with their restrictiveness is no mistake. It's super easy to make a good enough Mii and the gap between what looks like a little timmy made it and a glorious piece of art is extremely tiny, your 6 year old cousin could make a Mii and unless he went out of his way to make it look as hilarious as possible chances are it won't be an eyesore seeing the rest of your family's Miis playing Tennis with your 6 year old cousin's Mii. I remember I made a few Miis when I was little and while they weren't particularly amazing, they wouldn't look too out of place next to other people's Miis. The makeup, I feel, goes against this. The "skill gap" if you will would probably be a lot more wide, for better in the sense that people's creativity can flourish more, and worse in the sense that... well... it's gonna be a lot harder to make something that fits in. In the context of say an offline game like the original Wii Sports it's simple enough to just not look at other people's Miis, but online it's gonna be a lot harder. Imagine hopping on a Mario Kart lobby and being greeted with a lobby full of clashing artstyles, some realistic, some cartoony, some anime, and some clearly made by a 10 year old, that sounds obnoxious to me for some reason. There's a reason people don't like little timmy levels in Mario Maker no matter how easy they are to skip or just beat with minimal effort with their random Boom Booms and naked pipes (pipes not attached to any ground), and I feel like the logic behind not being into little timmy levels in Mario Maker is going to carry over to this theoretical timeline where Nintendo adds makeup to the Switch's built in Mii Maker.
Again, if Nintendo were to do this, it won't be the end of the world for me, it'd be fun to see the awesome things people made with makeup in more games than Miitopia and having the makeup tool be more accessible to those who either don't want to buy or can't get their hands on Miitopia, and i'm sure you guys will make great points in the comments that'll make this theoretical timeline not seem as bad, it's just sometimes I feel as though some of the Mii charm will be gone. In the family example I gave, I could imagine the rest of the family would have fairly basic or laughably bad looking Miis whilst one of the sons has like a god tier Mii that looks leagues better than the rest.
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2023.05.30 00:03 Ex_Nihilo_01 Road to nowhere.

I updated this song that I put under Songwriting. Looking for feed back. Not about mixing because I know I suck at that. I mean the song. Is it boring? Do the lyrics move you in any way? Are the vocals terrible? Etc.
Road to nowhere

I'm going away
you won't see me round here anymore
The house is locked up
the sign upon the door.

I'm on the road to nowhere and I guess I've always been there,
Lost in the twists and turns, without a destination to declare.

I'm cold tonight
On the street here and all alone
It's so hard to live
without a family or a home

My footsteps wander aimlessly, without purpose or a guide,
A journey without meaning, where my dreams and hopes and dreams have died.

It's so hard to cry
when feel so empty inside
The truth is hard to take
everyone you know has died

On the road to nowhere, my story is yet untold,
But I'll keep a walking forward, as the mysteries unfolds.
Though I may be lost, I'll continue to explore,
In search of something more, on this road forevermore

I'm on the road to nowhere and I guess I've always been there,
Lost in the twists and turns, without a destination to declare.

I'm on the road to nowhere and I guess I've always been there,
Lost in the twists and turns, without a destination to declare.
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2023.05.30 00:02 Yellowlegoman_00 Harry Potter rather enjoyed his life.

Harry Potter rather enjoyed his life. It wasn’t perfect of course, what with his parents having been murdered when he was one, and more trivially it involved homework and far too many portkeys.
He also knew however, that on the whole he was very lucky. Between the Black and Potter vaults, not to mention the royalties he earned from Boy Who Lived merchandise, he was among the richest wizards in Europe at only fourteen years old. He also had Sirius for a guardian, a man who knew how to be fun and grant Harry his independence while also being a reliable adult Harry knew he could fall go to for help (and that sure had been helpful when Harry and his mates snuck off with their first bottle of Ogden’s last year).
And best of all, Sirius’ work for the International Magical Inspectorate of Human and Being Rights had provided Harry with more opportunity to explore new places than many wizards would in their entire lives. Since Sirius had taken the job when Harry was three, they’d lived in twelve countries all told, and since he turned eleven Harry had attended five magical schools (six months at Uagadou, six at Heliopolis School of Magic, and a year at Castelobruxo, Beauxbatons and Sydney Academy of Magic each). And now, finally, Sirius had been posted back home and Harry got to see Hogwarts.
This is of course a prompt (if a very light on detail one) and in the unlikely event somebody chooses to write something out of it I have no control over their writing decisions.
However, I write this because I’d like to at least get my thoughts across about what a story based on this would and would not be in my own head.
Put simply, the thought process behind this was just that I think the idea of a young Harry running around making friends and getting into trouble all over the magical (and perhaps muggle) world before returning home to do the same is just fun.
What this idea is not however, in my head, is one of those stories where Harry finds out that British wizards are shit at magic, stupid, exceptionally horrible people and just bad in every way, and that the rest of the magical world looks down on it from their utopian societies that piss gold and shit rainbows. Those stories both bore me and break my suspension of disbelief, and I find it vastly more likely that all other magical nations have problems too. Some will have similar problems to the British, others probably quite different ones.
Nor does this story, at least in my head, possess a Super!Harry.
This Harry is certainly somewhat different from his canon self: he’s likely more confident and out-going if he’s successfully able to make friends everywhere he goes, he’s more informed about the magical world and a more normal teenager. He’s probably also more willing to trust adults to deal with dangerous stuff instead of charging into it himself. And just from having grown up in the magical world, I imagine he’s more accustomed to dealing with his own celebrity (because while he’s likely not beloved internationally as he is back home, surviving the killing curse would still make him famous, and it’s also sadly true that people may try to ingratiate themselves with him for the influence it could buy them in Magical Britain, or for their five minutes of fame next to Harry Potter).
However, he’s likely also suffered from a regularly interrupted social an educational life. I wouldn’t be surprised if all his travels have granted him a greater spell repertoire, but at the same time, changing teachers (and so techniques) and curriculums with regularity has probably left gaps in his knowledge, and it’s quite possible that, knowing he’ll be gone by year’s end, some teachers put less effort into his own improvement.
He’s also probably quite used to most friendships not lasting longer than a year, and that might mean he takes friendships (and perhaps even future relationships) for granted and hurts people in doing so.
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2023.05.30 00:02 SinfulAbsorption Best RAM For Gaming in USA Available on Amazon

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2023.05.30 00:01 bukson98 Question about Valerie's romance

Hello, I want to ask a few questions about romancing Valerie.
I got the tavern scene when you can choose to sleep with her after Rushlight Tournament (where I said Back off to Irovetti and proposed to buy her the sword). I can ask her to spend some time alone, but after camping (in area, not from the world map) several times, I still didn't get any scene with her.
So, is this normal or am I locked out of progressing her romance further? If so, would it be possible to somehow (for example, with Bag of Tricks mod) do it still?
Thanks for the answers.
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2023.05.30 00:00 agaric Steam Deck cord-keepers

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2023.05.30 00:00 soskinnyfat Thoughts on 21-22 Limited Price Drops?

Could be a little too optimistic here, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to luck up and get in a ‘21 or ‘22 Limited for relatively cheap in the next couple of months given the ‘24s have just come out. I would love to buy a ‘24 but it may just not be in the cards right now.
Thoughts on whether these years will have a “drop” in price of some sort, or do you think they’ll stay right around where they are now? In my particular area I’m seeing anywhere from $27-32k for used under 50k miles.
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2023.05.29 23:59 ThrowRApooka2255 Drug test question, not sure if thc

Hi all! I got a drug test done today, and last year at my job (it is seasonal for summer) the test specifically said 4 panel non thc. This year, the forms look a bit different and I am unable to tell the test type. The form states that the test is an eCup+4 1687 test “Urine Drug Screen Pkg non dot form 5”. I am getting mixed results on google and live in New York state where recreational marijuana is legal. What drugs would this test check for? Thanks! edit: test was via escreen
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2023.05.29 23:59 balefuleidolon EASY SolarEdge Wifi Solution

Trying to do research on this topic brought up so many conflicting and confusing results so I took the plunge and tried a 3rd party wifi bridge and it surprisingly worked, like almost plug and play easy. No need to buy the official gateway device, no broken zigbee, no paying the installer hundreds of dollars, no setapp needed, no more cell contract. This is for North American customers that don't get wifi included.
Inb4 "WhY nOt UsE eThErNeT???" Of course Ethernet is the best option if possible but my inverter is in an awkward location where that is impractical. Zigbee is unreliable and the cell contract is absurdly expensive and rumored to be on its deathbed. This is a $25 solution that will take an hour of your time to permanently resolve. Disclaimer: I'm not an electrician or solar installer so I have no technical knowledge this at your own peril
Here's the bridge I bought:
Installation instructions
  1. Set up the wifi bridge device on a computer with an ethernet port
    1. Follow directions in the manual for Bridge + Repeater mode
    2. Note after set up, the ip address to log in changes, and to get in again you will have to ping it in the command window to get the new address. Instructions are in the manual but hard to find - it's the red text labeled Remark 2.
    3. Beware the device has a security vulnerability so make sure to turn off the hotspot repeater after setting up. In short, there's a default admin password presumably for debugging that can bypass the login, so just turn off the repeater to ensure it can only be accessed by hard connection.
    4. Test the device to make sure the connection works. It will work on any other device as plug and play after the initial set up.
  2. Inverter installation
    1. Shut off both the emergency power switch and the inverter itself
    2. Unscrew both exterior panels with hex screw
    3. In the upper section, find an ethernet port and USB port next to each other at the bottom of the circuit board
    4. Put the device in the bottom section and feed the ethernet and usb cables up the hole into the top section and plug them in
    5. Replace panels, turn the switches back on, and wait about 10 minutes for the bridge to boot up
    6. Connect with the regular monitoring app to check inverter status. It automatically switches to Ethernet mode. Done.
Nearly all the posts in this sub talk about requesting access to Setapp as an installer but I did not need it. My cell network is spotty in my area so the monitoring app used to update like every 2-3 days. After installation I see updates every half hour now! Anyway, let the installer comments saying I did it wrong roll in...
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2023.05.29 23:59 shadaloo_fang Where can I buy aluminum French cleats or Z bar?

A French cleat or Z bar is a two piece hanging hardware used to hang heavy objects to the walls. It's almost flat and the two pieces interlock with each other. You can Google it to see what it looks like because it might have a different name here. Where can I buy this thing? I went to 5 hardware stores already but they don't have and some just heard of it for the first time.
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2023.05.29 23:58 Naru_the_Narcissist My review of Your Lie in April

Inspiration can be a fickle thing. The muses may guide our hearts towards a particular passion, but they don’t always stick around to see us through it. As a child, Kousei Arima felt a natural attraction to the piano. He could play music by ear, was a gifted mimic, and had boat loads of potential to one day dominate the instrument. With the help and encouragement of a family friend, Kousei’s mom set him on his desired path, but life as a pianist was harder than he thought. Rather than playing for fun and expressing himself through music, she wanted him to be able to make a living through his music, so she went as hard on her little pianist as possible, going as far as to beat and abuse him if he underperformed or tried to play a piece in his own way. By the time the terminal illness she’d hid from him took it’s toll on her, his passion was gone, replaced with the cold, robotic delivery of one who could deliver a piece perfectly, but found no more joy in doing so. He lost his mother, along with his ability to hear the notes he was playing.
Two years later and about three feet taller(I’ll GET to that), Kousei still tinkers around with the piano, but hasn’t played it seriously, to the chagrin of all who enjoyed his work, or just hate to see him so incomplete. It’s at this point, like all down-trodden men who’ve lost their luster for life, that along comes that one girl to bring color back into his world. Her name is Kaori Miyazono, and she’s a violinist who cares nothing for rules or convention, finding childish but somehow wise joy in every aspect of life, and with this one chance meeting, Kousei finds a new muse… A capricious, cheerful beauty whose revisionist musical performances instantly connect with the crowds she plays for, and whom seems singularly obsessed with performing alongside Kousei, and helping him to relaunch the career that he’d so recently abandoned. But her dedication to helping him to overcome his tragedy hides a secret tragedy of her own, and one simple lie she told back in April will live on to define their relationship as they change each others lives through mutual inspiration.
I haven’t seen everything that’s been produced by A-1 pictures, but I honestly can’t remember seeing anything they’ve done that looked outright bad. Sure, Sword Art Online and From the New world looked a little sloppy at times, resorting to broken character models to show fluid motion at reduced costs, but if that’s the worst they can do, then they could do a lot worse. They seem to take a lot of care with their work, putting an admirable amount of effort into quality control, like letting a low budget get the better of them would be an insult to their pride or something, and if that observation is correct, then I like the way they think. I’ve noticed that they generally have a penchant for putting a lot of energy into special effects, and then using just enough budget saving tricks to compensate without going overboard or letting it become noticeable. Key frames are well drawn and pleasing to the eye, and they feature a little more than just flapping mouths, with occasional shifts in posture to keep the characters expressive.
Of course, there don’t need to be special effects in a show about musicians, right? Wrong. Not only are special textures like water given special treatment, but we often get visual representations of the emotions brought out by a piece of music, which use environmental and 3D effects to keep our attention during the sequence, especially towards the end when Kousei and Kaori are playing together in a fantasy sequence, and the camera liberally revolves around a beautifully 3D animated piano. The characters also have a lot of inner monologuing that’s shown to us in artistic fashion, reminiscent of His and Hers Circumstances, but what I found the most impressive was the actual animation of the characters playing their instruments on stage. I can’t confirm this, but I have heard from a few people that A-1 pictures used a technique similar to rotoscoping, and I feel no justification for doubting this rumor, as every movement of the performing musicians, from fingers on the keys to the way the bow’s movements perfectly matches the music of the violin.
It would be so easy to get away with having a still image on screen while only the performers arms moved, and more intense note being played offscreen while only the audience’s frozen faces of adoration are showcased, but as I said, that would be an insult to A-1. Kousei, Kaori and several others put their entire bodies into their performances, losing themselves in it, and you feel every drop of their adrenaline. Character designs are beautifully polished and easy on the eyes, with it’s only major departure from reality being that the musician characters look a little more distinctive and exuberant than non-musicians, like Kousei’s friends. Well, okay, there is one other unrealistic detail that bothered me a bit… The difference in height between 14 year old characters and themselves at 12 is fucking insane. My jaw dropped when they said that Kousei quit the piano at 12, because he was so short that when he sat on the bench his feet didn’t even touch the ground. I could have sworn he was, like, 6 or something. It’s my only real issue with the visuals, but it’s still a pretty jarring one.
The music of the series… Do I even have to say it? It’s a series about musicians, and you can’t do something like that if you don’t have the knowledge or resources to pull it off, and they seriously pulled it off. Not only is it full of classical music, you can tell the difference in the way these pieces are being played, and the music that is meant to inspire and astound people does exactly that to the audience as well as the characters. From what I gather, Yuna Shinohara, a decorated Japanese violinist who was only 21 at the time, played the music for Kaori, and her wealth of training and experience did not go to waste. I can’t find as much information on Eriko Kawachi, who played all of the piano pieces, which is unfortunate. The show’s actual soundtrack was composed by Masaru Yokoyama, and while it isn’t as memorable or powerful as the character-based performances, it’s still solid and well-orchestrated, so it’s a shame it gets overlooked in favor of the insert tunes.
The English dub was produced by Aniplex, and features a lot of newer actors from this decade, alongside a few industry veterans. I’d like to say these newcomers step up and use this show as a platform to make a name for themselves, but I’d be stretching the truth a bit, mostly on account of the many loops that Your Lie’s text throws them for. Their performances were not consistent, which is a direct result of their material not being consistent, and I don’t really think it was fair for them to be thrown into something this eclectic. For the most part, they do a fine job voicing the characters while nothing’s really happening. It’s just characters talking to each other, sounding like natural teenagers going about their lives. Where they really shine is during dramatic scenes, and ho boy are there a lot of dramatic scenes in this anime. There’s a lot of pain, insecurities, confusion, all of that fun adolescent stuff, but with a much harsher but still believable edge to it once you realize the kind of real life circumstances that they’re dealing with.
While some of these issues may be worthy of an eyeroll from the viewer… Most of the characters who are in love with Kousei fall into this category… They’re going through issues that you probably had to deal with as well, and you can scoff at it from your seat as a grown up, or laugh at how silly it is for this obvious harem to try and be something more, they’re feeling something you’ve felt at some point, whether you remember it or not, and they damn well make you feel it. The exception, where several otherwise amazing actors begin to falter… Is with the gag humor, when the characters go SD Chibi for exaggerated reactions, and I don’t think they were ready to transition the specific roles they were playing into it. Max Mittelman, for example, is one of the best voice actors to come out of the 2010’s, and even though he hasn’t been acting long, his voice control and dramatic chops have landed him plenty of leading roles. He can do comedy under the right circumstances… You’d know what these circumstances are if you’ve seen One Punch Man… But he sounds horrible during the gag jokes.
It’s even worse for Erica Lindbeck, who had a tough job playing such a nuanced character as Kaori, whose happy-go-lucky persona hides a darker interior, and she does a great job of it, but the gag scenes just make her sound like a despicable asshole. Smaller characters face the same issue, albeit on a smaller scale, but the few veterans are able to navigate the minefield a lot more skillfully, like Wendee Lee(Who, in all fairness, never has to do a gag scene), Stephanie Sheh and Carrie Keranen. They have the experience to stretch their roles beyond the appropriate tones, which comes in handy here. The adaptive script is loose, but still accurate enough, and changes the vernacular so everyone sounds more like contemporary English, without ever sacrificing the intent of the text. They make a handful of charming and character-appropriate references, like occasional nods to Charlie Brown and The Phantom of the Opera, although they also use the phrase ‘as you know’ a few too many times. They probably should have changes some of the text, as a lot of it, when translated, sounds weird coming from 14 year olds.
Okay, so, here we are again. It wasn’t too long ago that I was calling out modern anime fans for letting their emotions cloud their judgement, saying that they often give perfect scores to any anime that makes them cry. Seriously, you could give a critic a massage, a home cooked meal and the best sex of their life and you’d still be working harder for a 10/10 than most anime do. Back in 2016, I’d just uploaded my reviews of Clannad and Clannad Afterstory, and I asked social media to recommend an anime that had genuine feels… nothing manipulative, nothing manufactured, nothing too formulaic, just an anime that would touch me emotionally and make me cry with sincerity. The overwhelming answer was Your Lie in April, a show I’d been avoiding due to all of the hype. I finally gave it a watch, and did it stand up as a heartfelt masterpiece, or did it offer the same old same old? Well, to be honest,it’s a little of both. My feelings on this show were mixed the first time around, and the second viewing hasn’t changed that.
Unfortunately, Your Lie doesn’t get off to a great start. The first thing we see is a foul ball hitting our man character in the head, lying on the floor and bleeding with what has to be a serious concussion, but not only does he heal immediately, but he shares the blame for the broken window the ball flew through. That’s not just bad, that’s disturbingly bad. It sets an early precedent for him being a sad sack with no will of his own, which I guess is kind of accurate, but it also makes his closest friend look like a monster for taking advantage of it(Trust me, this feeling is only gonna get worse.) I try to move past this, but almost immediately, it becomes apparent that all three of Kousei’s friends are some of my least favorite cliches in anime history. His two primary friends are Tsubaki and Watari, and they are… Respectively… A childhood friend who’s hopelessly in love with the main character, and a girl crazy guy who exists to make the main character feel desirable in comparison. I am so sick and tired of these two archetypes being stuck in orbit around at least half of the main characters in the medium.
And Kaori’s worse, because she’s a trope that I usually don’t see in anime, and I’m not complaining about that. She’s happy-go-lucky, she’s childish, she’s an enlightened soul who’s able to see all of the simple joy in life, and she comes out of nowhere to dedicate her life to dragging the main male character out of the slumps. She is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, which is to sexism what the Magical Negro trope is to racism. Granted, she deconstructs the trope a little bit, as she actually has a backstory and a reason to help Kousei, but she makes up for that small silver lining by taking the “Life begins at man” trope to a new extreme, as “Life begins AND ENDS at man.” I’ll give her this, she IS the reason I kept watching the series, as I was entranced by her violin performance in episode 2, and she made me want to keep watching so I could hear more of her work, which sounded even better when she played with Kousei. On top of that, she plays an important… Dare I say instrumental… Role in Your Lie’s deeper themes.
Your Lie in April is a story about inspiration, and it attacks this concept from every possible angle. As annoying and cliched as his friends may be, Kousei is a good character who has a great arc that deals with this theme. He begins as a child, having fun doing something that he’s gifted at, until he stops doing it for fun and starts doing it as a future career, being forced to perfect it and take it seriously by his mother, who pushes him to the point of abuse. She controls his life, making everything he does revolve around the piano, even taking away his cat and abandoning it somewhere so it can’t scratch his hands. He loses the ability to hear the notes he’s playing, and quits altogether to avoid his mother’s tyranny along with the intense pressure she put on him for not being good enough. On the surface, this is a very mature look at child abuse and the way it can have long term psychological effects on the developing mind, such as Kousei’s performance anxiety, and especially the fact that cats pose a trigger for him(And I mean the actual definition of trigger, not the bullshit internet definition), and the abuse in question is realistic, rather than cartoony or melodramatic.
Below the surface, this is a story for anyone who’s ever lost their passion for something they once loved. The idea that expressive and interpretive music is frowned upon, and only literal performances are acceptable in competition, which is enforced by both the competition committee and Kousei’s mother, gives an understandable reason for his loss of inspiration. His music was becoming routine, and pointless. I don’t think his inability to hear the notes he’s playing is realistic at all, but it’s symbolic for that loss of passion. When your work becomes routine, it becomes repetitive, and it finally becomes robotic. When your hobby becomes work, you fall out of love with it, which is why Kaori coming into his life was such a major turning point for him. She showed him that there was another way to play. She inspires him, breathing new life into his abilities, and helps him to separate his passion from the pain and sadness that he’d come to associate it with, and it changes his life in so many ways… He starts playing again, he comes out of his shell, and he even begins teaching a younger pianist… That he winds up inspiring her in return.
They also make an argument that you play even better when you’re playing for other people, and while I’ve never personally agreed with that, they make a compelling case. Your own music, your own performances, are not your only legacy. The music you inspire others with is just as important, as your work also lives on through their work. They make a great point when they say that it’s hard to play the piano when you compare yourself to Beethoven, but it’s not nearly as hard when you remember that Beethoven was once just like you, a rookie trying his best to measure up to the greats who inspired HIM. It’s a shame they had to resort to a manic pixie dream girl in order to pull this off, but it’s largely forgivable, especially considering certain reveals that happen in the final episode. So yeah, this is not a shallow series. There is meat to the story, and something meaningful that you can get out of watching it. I’d be happy to say that the series was also executed well, but sadly, this is where things start to break down.
The text of the series, for example, is severely lacking. The idea of inspiration and Kousei’s character arc are well written and exactly as subtle as it needs to be, but the other subplots… The romantic ones in particular… Are annoyingly obvious, and frankly, kind of arbitrary. I mentioned Tsubaki as a ‘childhood friend’ earlier, and while this should instantly telegraph that she’ll never get her guy… They never fucking do… She does absolutely nothing else to justify her presence. Everything about her revolves around her love for Kousei and why he won’t respond to it. Every aspect of her life ties in somehow to her love for him, and since it amounts to nothing, she could have been written out in the first half of the series. I won’t go into too much detail about the other romantic subplot, or how it offers Watari his only relevance to the plot(although he does have a few moments relating to the theme), but they commit one other huge mistake… They use constant, and I mean constant, voice over narration from the characters as they explain their feelings to the audience. It’s lame, it’s tedious, and it seems to be trying it’s best to keep YOU from thinking too hard about what you’re watching, because it doesn’t want the pointless teenage melodrama to lose it’s effect.
Another huge problem is the gag humor, which feels viscerally inappropriate and out of place. It makes the heavier themes of the show harder to swallow, and not just on an aesthetic level. For example: We see Kousei sustain head injuries during two of these gags, that result in him lying on the floor and bleeding out. We also see Kaori hit him right in the crown of the head with an axe kick, driving her heel down into his skull. Now, if these instances didn’t cause any lasting damage, and the people doing it are supposed to be seen as likable, how am I supposed to feel when his mother beats him in the head with her cane? I’ve seen him shrug off shit like that before, so I don’t care. Am I supposed to feel different because of the tone of the scenes? This isn’t the fucking Looney Toons. Hell, even the Looney Toons had consistency. I can’t be expected to believe that a portion of the material shown to me doesn’t count just because the writer was making a joke. That’s disgusting. I’ve complained about Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood making this mistake, but Your Lie is just as bad.
And then you have the plot, which did not work for me at all. Like, I said the themes were strong in this series, but they suffered one major setback. Kousei’s mother physically abused him and forced him to play music the way she wanted him to, all because she thought it was in his best interest. His friends, however, do exactly the same thing. Sure, they might not take away his beloved pet, but they still harass him, assault him, chase him, break into his room and generally act like complete assholes in order to get their way. He warns that his performance might not be good, he falters due to a psychological breakdown, Kaori has Tsubaki and Watari start roundhouse kicking him, and HE apologizes. How are they any different than his mother? Because it’s supposed to be comedic? I’m not exaggerating when I say that most of the interactions he has with his friends make me cringe, with their only justifications being ‘comedy,’ and the fact that they just happened to wind up being right. So the ends justify the means.
And then you have Kaori’s entire plot, which… Okay, I’m going to try not to go into spoilers, but if you’ve seen the show, you know damn well what I’m talking about. And this is the big one, the one that makes everybody praise the show out the wazoo, so I’ll try to be gentle. At the end of episode 4, Kaori faints on stage. At that moment, even though I was trying to enjoy the series despite it’s flaws, I couldn’t help it. I knew where this was going. I said, “Oh fuck, she’s gonna (censored), isn’t she?” I am dead serious about that. The beginning of the fifth episode featured her in the hospital, and folks, I predicted everything. I knew what was going to happen to her, i knew she was keeping it secret, I knew that it was going to be kept deliberately vague all the way to the end, I knew I’d never hear her play again(outside of maybe a dream or fantasy sequence), I knew what her backstory and connection to Kousei was going to be.
Knowing this stuff in advance took a huge damper off of the emotional impact of literally any point of the show. Granted, I did make one prediction that wasn’t true. I predicted we’d never meet her parents, which I wish had turned out true, because her parents are… Brace yourself for this… They’re Nagisa’s parents from Clannad. They are literally that. They own a pastry shop, they’re wacky and over-the-top, they live in said shop, and… Well, there’s one other spoiler connection, but that, along with a painful firefly sequence, made your Lie feel TERRIBLE at foreshadowing. I found myself, in both moments, shouting at my TV screen, “Okay, I get it, she’s gonna (censored), shut the fuck up about it!” So did the big bad tragedy work on me? No, of course it didn’t. The only part I got choked up at was a late scene when a cat died at a vet’s office, because it brought up painful memories for me. Don’t get me wrong, there’s something here, and it does make the experience a rewarding one, but it just couldn’t stick the landing.
Your Lie in April is available as a Rightstuf Exclusive, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the price is offensively high. Even on sale as part of the site’s holiday deals, it’ll still costed 130 dollars for each HALF of the series, down from 160 dollars regular price. Used copies on ebay go for as low as 60 dollars for each HALF, and I can not recommend you pay that much for an overrated series. You can watch it for free on Netflix, but if you absolutely need a physical copy, I’d actually go against my better judgement and recommend the Malaysian bootlegs on Ebay, which do come with a dub for a fraction of the official price. The manga is available from Kodansha comics, and volume 1 even comes with a sweet exclusive cover if you get it from Loot Crate. The live action movie is probably available stateside, but from what I’ve heard about it, I don’t care enough to check.
Your Lie in April isn’t a great anime, but it’s also not a terrible one. So, overall, is it good or bad? Well, to be honest, I didn’t enjoy the vast majority of it. I found the gag humor annoying and in bad taste, I found the comedic violence way too similar to some of the tragic material, there are too many cliches, and I caught on to some of the more important plot points way too early to fall for them. Having said that, I can’t say the experience was a bad one. The themes of Kousei’s character arc resonated very strongly with me, as someone who’s currently falling out of love with a long time hobby, and while I found his friends to be wholly unlikeable, his piano rivals were much more interesting, and I actually want to see more of him interacting with them. The final tragedy would have been a lot stronger if it hadn’t been so obvious, or if it at least had a proper explanation, and you can’t possibly deny that the audio and visual production went beyond top notch. It had a lot of problems, but honestly, it’s an okay show. It doesn’t live up to the hype, but it’s worth checking out. I’m being generous here, but I’ll give Your Lie in April a 6/10.
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2023.05.29 23:57 Labios_Rotos77 Where is the best place to buy a NISMO front bumper?

Nismo V2 front bumper, Z1 has it for $759 + DRL inserts, but rhe shipping is almost $300.
Anywhere else I could buy this from with lower shipping costs?
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