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2023.03.29 06:00 ConversationOne2433 Your One-Stop Shop for Hassle-Free Car Buying in Kerala Your One-Stop Shop for Hassle-Free Car Buying in Kerala is a well-known car dealership in Kerala that has been serving the automobile market for quite some time now. The company has a strong reputation for offering top-quality vehicles from popular brands like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, and Toyota at competitive prices. One of the unique features of is its commitment to providing a hassle-free car buying experience to its customers. The company has a team of trained professionals who are always ready to help customers choose the right vehicle based on their preferences and budget. They also offer various financing options to make the buying process even more convenient.

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2023.03.29 06:00 Foobur2468 Questions about Sephora job titles/duties, etc.

Hello! My local Kohl’s store is opening a Sephora inside at the end of this summer. I am a licensed esthetician, have 5+ years customer service, and have worked in the beauty industry for some time. So, plenty of work experience. I have had some trouble holding down full-time positions in the past due to stress. I have gotten help for it and I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. Should I take a chance on a full time position or stick to part time?
The three positions available are BTL, BTL-sales, and BA. I’ve done some research, and kind of know what’s what, but I could use some more clarification. What would the hours possibly look like for full or part time? What is the most stressful position/least stressful? Could you describe in depth what each position does/is responsible for?
Any other knowledge greatly appreciated.
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2023.03.29 06:00 acobray A Kiffar Sentinel build (Path of Shadows)

This is dropping a build experimenting with a neutral/light alignment Path of Shadows Sentinel. Some storyline headcanon mixed in from this mental excercise in fleshing out a character.
Would be interested in hearing opinions on how certain Jedi based archetypes can be played with either alignment even if the text implies/favours one of them. For instance, Way of Lightning Consular and Path of Aggression Sentinel imply dark sided characters, but allows the use of WIS (light) or CHA (dark) for the casting attribute just fine - so you can play either alignment with those archetypes.
Kiffar was chosen for story concept reasons, and the boost to DEX + WIS.
Story and character build concept
The build and character concept are discussed simultaeously as these choices are intertwined. Admittedly, this is more crunching character backgrounds internally for a mental excercise.
This Kiffar Sentinel was intended to be part of a trio of Jedi Knights a Way of the Seer Consular female Miraluka, a Shien Guardian Zabrak, and Path of Shadows Sentinel Kiffar who each end up taking in a student after resolving an incident - which then escalated into resolving a mystery. However, the student of the Kiffar Sentinel chooses not to become a Jedi in the end but to develop as a Scout, based on her own merits.
The Path of Shadows archetype was chosen to emphasise the Kiffar Sentinel choosing to investigate, scout, and enact justice in a more subtle manner - and to also act where his contemporaries may not be able to (a Guardian will try to negotiate or fight, a Consular will try to negotiate or use force powers to resolve the situation - but both may not be able to scout and invesitgate things beforehand).
In terms of storyline, he was originally a normal City Watch enforcer back in his home planet. However, he had a close call incident that challenged his ethics - before being pulled back from the brink by a Jedi Master who independently investigated the incident. The incident also revealed his Force Sensitivity, which was not directed towards psychometry like usual Force Sensitive Kiffars - but towards tracking and sensing.
In terms of Force Powers, this character chooses to use Universal based powers even if he is Chaotic Light aligned. He serves the Light now, but feels doubtful of himself in utilising light side powers. These universal powers focus on the following:
  1. Boosting his traversing capabilities (Wall Run -> Instinctive Movement, Master Speed, Force Jump)
  2. Close combat (Saber Assault -> Strike -> Slash -> Onslaught, Disperse Force, (Improved) Phaestrike)
  3. Throwing melee weapons (Saber Throw)
  4. Stealth (Force Camouflage),
  5. Tracking (Locate Object -> Creature)
  6. Sensing (Sense Force -> Force Sight -> True Sight)
  7. Misdirection (Sound Trick, Mind Trick, Force Mask, Force Project)
  8. Temporary disabling (Malachia -> Mass Malachia -> Master Malachia)
  9. Crowd control (Force Push/Pull -> Telekinesis, Force Current, Whirlwind)
In terms of weaponry, this Kiffar Sentinel acts more as a close combat scout, utilising a Tech Blade in the main hand and throwing/dual wielding a vibrostiletto in the off hand. Upon being taken in by the Jedi Master, he constructs his own Lightshoto but retains the same pattern of utilising light weapons for throwing or dual wielding. As a bonus upon becoming a Jedi Sentinel, he now can use Saber Throw to retrieve the vibrostiletto he used to throw.
With these in consideration, the build as below. Force Powers are listed as above and will not be mentioned again.
Species: Kiffar (DEX+2, WIS+1)
Starting attributes (standard point array)
10 STR, 15 DEX, 14 CON, 12 INT, 13 WIS, 8 CHA
Emphasis on DEX and WIS for tracking, slightly above averge INT for Investigation. CHA as dump attribute as he was taciturn back then, and became more reserved after his close call incident (especially when deception was involved in pulling him to that situation)
Racial Background: Paladin Heritage for the additional skill (Insight/Perception) and one blaster pistol proficiency. The medium armour and electrobaton proficiency are side bonuses.
Background: City Watch (as per his original background before becoming a Jedi).
Starting feat: Perceptive (+1 WIS, Expertise to Perception skill).
Final starting attributes
10 STR, 17 DEX, 14 CON, 12 INT, 15 WIS, 8 CHA
Acrobatics, Stealth (Expertise), Investigation, Insight, Perception (Expertise), Survival
Weapons and armour
Combat Suit -> Fiber Armour -> Duravlex Fiber Armour
2 vibrostilettos (Finesse, throwable, light), Techblade (Finesse, light), Lightshoto (Finesse, light)
Concept here was using a single light weapon for mobikity, and throwing vibrostilettos as needed. As all weapons chosen are light, there is flexibility in dual wielding them as well.
As for a blaster pistol proficiency from the Kiffar Paladin heritage, any light pistol should suffice. For instance: Hold-out blaster, Light pistol, Hand blaster (Keen), Wristblaster.
  1. Stealthy (+1 DEX, Expertise to Stealth) [Side note: Sentinel using the Stealth skill can benefit from this feat given that they do not have a direct pathway or replica of Stealth Expertise like the Scout.]
  2. Dual Wield Casting (+1 WIS, ability to dual wield with Force Powers requiring melee attack)
  3. DEX +2
  4. WIS +2
  5. WIS +2
Sentinel Ideals: Fighter (Dual Wield or Throwing) and Tranquil (Force Point restoration) are the main ones. The remaining two can be chosen from Agile, Contender (close combat options), Vigorous. If Hunter is chosen, then the Sense Force -> Force Sight -> True Sight line may be substituted for other Force Powers.
Alternative build choices
If dual wielding conflicts with throwing weapons or hand occupancy:
  1. Start with 13 CON and 14 WIS instead.
  2. Replace Dual Weapon casting with Resilient (CON), reaching 14 CON and obtaining proficiency in Constitution saves.
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2023.03.29 06:00 ADifferent_World14 Does my girlfriend still have feelings for her ex

So I (16M) have been in a smooth relationship with my girlfriend (16F) for about a month and a half now. Today when I got home from work, I saw how she had posted on her story and I talked to her about it and she said that it was about her ex. But my question is that, he’s your ex. Why do you still care about him so much? Does she still have feelings for him?
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2023.03.29 05:59 theDUDE4853 Mother Gaia's Revenge

Mother Gaia's Revenge
 More than 50 local years have passed since the Shilvanti Imperium found a pale blue dot floating through the void. Humanity's resistance to their lilac overlords has gone from "heroic last stand" to "Cold War subterfuge." Even recruiting non-humans to the resistance. Shil children have been raised by human fathers and share their disdain for the nobility. The number of Shilvanti integrating into human society is increasing while fewer and fewer humans are leaving to live in Shil society. Prime conditions for a growing rebellion. Working against the Interior to document 50 years of atrocities against the people of earth is the primary way of fighting now. So when the time comes, humanity can tell the galaxy the truth of what's been done to them. To justify its response. Though Terra is not the firey hell it once was, The Shil will learn that compliant does not mean pacified. Humanity's reputation for combat prowess has actually surpassed their sexual exploits. Single pods of human operators have ended wars. Technologically, humans have begun to surpass the other races of the Imperium. FTL communications, once something the Shil scoffed at, has been humanity's greatest technological achievement. Publicly, at least. And humanity wasted no time in weaponizing it. Sowing dissent in all the dark corners of the net. Out of the Interiors gaze. From the arts to the battlefield, there are few frontiers that humanity isn't on the cutting edge of. Which makes some nervous. Elsewhere in the galaxy, human slaves have been the hottest traded commodity for decades. However, since the failure of Purity Control and the resulting crackdown on sentient trafficking means that supply has never kept up with demand. Forcing the slavers to get creative in their pursuit of fresh product and the use of those now too old to be deemed attractive. Generations have been born and died without ever feeling the warmth of Sol on their faces nor the firm embrace of Terra Firma beneath their feet. To survive a cruel and brutal galaxy, they must adapt and survive to fight their way back home. 
Well there's the brief prologue setting up my stupid little space pirates story. I'm a guy that can say a lot of words I can't spell and I've spoken English all my life but never spoken it properly, so please be gentle.
Once again, all praise be to u/Bluefishcake
Thank you for reading.
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2023.03.29 05:59 StepwiseUndrape574 Latest GTA 6 Rumors Allege Vice City Return But Its Release Date Is Another Question

It seems like we have been hearing rumors about Grand Theft Auto 6 since the beginning of time, though in reality, it has only been almost that long. If you were hoping for some clarity with a release finally being around the bend, well, brace yourself—we could be in for several more years of rumors, not just weeks or even months.
Naturally, the folks at Rockstar Games are not offering up any juicy tidbits about the inevitable release. So everything we know, or think we know, has come by way of leaks and rumors. To that end, multiple leakers are reporting that GTA 6 might not come out until 2024 or even sometime 2025. As things stand right now, YouTuber Tom Henderson says the next version of GTA is very early in development.
Henderson notes that, historically, he has not been associated with GTA leaks (he's been more plugged into the Battlefield scene), but the information he shared in a YouTube video is based on what he has heard from multiple sources. He is not the only one that is hearing GTA 6 is still several years away from being released, either.
GTA 6 Tweet
Given the success of GTA Online, it seems Rockstar Games might not be in a rush to push out another major release. At the same time, it's said the developer is focusing "very heavily on employee well being," which in part means avoiding the crunch that precedes a game's release. However, there is at least one other factor at play as well.
It's said GTA 6 will launch on PC and the latest generation game consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S). By taking its time in releasing GTA 6, Rockstar Games will have a much wider audience of compatible console owners to drum up sales. And while not mentioned, the same could be true in the PC space, as hopefully discrete GPUs will be plentiful again by the the time GTA 6 arrives.
As for the setting, Henderson says GTA 6 will in fact mark a return to Vice City. Rockstar Games may opt to add more locations to the map over time (post launch), but it looks like a modern take on Vice City is headed to the GTA universe.
Given how much we had playing Grand Theft Auto V when it came to PC several years ago (and still holds up today), we're excited to see what GTA 6 brings to the table, even if it means waiting another 3-4 years.
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2023.03.29 05:59 meepmochi_ Call It Love [Episodes 11 & 12]

A romantic melodrama that depicts the story of a man and a woman who, exhausted from their harsh reality, begin to understand each other with new emotions and find themselves gradually changing.
Sim Woo Joo's life became miserable because of her father and his mistress. After her father's death, Sim Woo Joo is kicked out of her home by the woman her father dated. She decides to take revenge on that woman. She approaches Han Dong Jin, who is the son of her father’s ex-mistress. Sim Woo Joo gets to know him and realizes that she has fallen in love with him. Han Dong Jin is a workaholic, who has suffered from loneliness for his entire life. His life changes after he meets Sim Woo Joo.
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2023.03.29 05:59 divinevessel is erp the only way?

a lot of my triggers aren’t encountered very often outside of the online sphere (especially extreme ones, and if they are, it’s very infrequent). i recently tried to do erp at home for about an hour and it just feels like i’m giving ocd more ammo if anything, especially since i sought out my painful triggers in a very specific online sphere.
i really dislike the idea of seeking out painful triggers i’ve successfully avoided for years for the sake of being ‘thorough’. is there a different way i can approach erp or perhaps a different method of combating ocd i could try for my situation?
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2023.03.29 05:59 Superflouid Tire came off while driving 1.5 Months after Rotation, loose bolts behind hubcap. Is the mechanic responsible for any damages? How to pursue?

FYI I'm in Florida. I already checked with my insurance and it wasn't covered, because I didn't have collision insurance. Price of being poor I guess.
I'm just trying to get second and third opinions from knowledgable people to find out if it's even worth my time trying to hold someone else responsible or if I need to just take a deep breath and accept the costs as my own.
Here's what happened:
The other night I was on my way home from work, I turned onto a street just a couple blocks from my house, began to accelerate, and immediately felt my van buckle toward the back, and came to a stop before I could pull off the road. When I got out, I saw my tire had completely come off the axle and was laying next to a fence maybe 10 yards off the road. Thankfully someone living nearby heard the whole thing happen, and managed to help pull my van out of the road into a gravel driveway where it sat until I got a tow home.
My hub is completely flat on one side, brakes are shattered, I picked up a handful of nuts and bolts that came off along the way.... Basically everything involving that wheel on that end of the axle is done for (the tire itself came out in one piece) - but that's assuming there isn't more extensive damage (scope of damage has yet to be assessed, working on getting with a mechanic about it).
Here's why I'm HERE:
The first week of February, my tires were rotated when I got new brakes. Yes, that was a month and a half before the tire came off.....but I KNOW it came off due to the nuts coming loose, because - and I didn't know this at the time - but I heard them rattling around behind the hubcap the night before, while my tire was still on my axle enough to get me all the way home and back to work the next day.
I kept checking and eventually misidentified the noise as a loose bracket that's supposed to hold my exhaust to the bottom of my van. I was going to look into it more on the weekend but I still had to work a couple of days and wasn't about to brick my van and start taking Uber to work over what I thought to be a minor problem. Never in a million years would I have thought to check behind my hubcap, let alone make sure my tire wasn't coming off. Never even crossed my mind as a possibility (it will now...); that is, until I was rolling the tire back to my van and heard the noise again - and it suddenly hit me that what I'd been hearing was the bolts knocking around, because they'd already come off.
My point with all that is, it's not like everything was fine and my tire suddenly came off when I hit a bump or a pothole, or because some random part failed. I have EVERY reason to believe that slowly between having the tires rotated, and the tire falling off, at least one of the nuts was loose and came off, and the rest followed until it was no longer supported and came off. I was driving VERY slowly when it came off, basically accelerating from a stop....
However, I understand there is a difference between what I know and witnessed, and what is provable....
1) Is there any reason to expect the shop would assume any responsibility for the damages and repairs at this point? For what it's worth, the business was a Firestone. Unless advised otherwise, I plan to call and ask once I have an estimate of damages and costs (getting that from someone other than them), but I just don't know if there are any sort of established policies or legal expectations about that kind of thing that would automatically apply to my situation.
2) Assuming they deny any involvement or I even have any sort of legal case? I know that I KNOW the tire came off because the nuts came loose......but can I PROVE that with any substantiality? Or is it basically an unprovable claim that is relying too much on assumptions? I just need to know if it's even worth my time going over what I have with a lawyer, or if someone can tell me right now that such an effort would be out of the scope of the evidence I have.
All I really have other than my own word and receipts for the rotation and the tow post-breakdown, are a couple of pictures of the van grounded on the road with clear marks in the road where the axle grinded to a halt. I also have all of the broken pieces I could find on the side of the road (it wasn't that much road and it was a pretty clean stretch, so wasn't a hard process).
I've been told to call the shop and see if they'll help cover any of the costs; I've been told they assume zero responsibility as soon as it's off their lot, let alone 30 days later; I've been told I may or may not even have any sort of case to make about the whole thing because I can't truly prove that what happened had anything to do with them...but I don't know how these types of things are usually handled or what the outcomes are.
I deeply appreciate any advice anyone has.
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2023.03.29 05:59 Electronic_Step9902 Ever seen a Mod...

  1. Break their own rules?
  2. Cancel content with a reasoning that doesn't match the purpose of both the subreddit/content?
  3. Fail to provide elaboration or guidance on how to get content approved?
  4. Take suspension/banning action without warning?
You came to the right place. Here we share all sorts of stories pertaining to poor moderation that occurs in Reddit however we can also make a home here for poor moderation that occurs in discord as well.
Community Rules: Don't gaslight, don't use unpleasant labels, don't form mobs and raid other subs.
Argument is fine, but just kindly keep in mind that other people will provide feedback for your own benefit, not to make you feel bad or good about yourself or your situation. If someone apologized and redacts their own statement, please do not escalate or rehash it.
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2023.03.29 05:58 daveg1996 Currently a Month-to-Month paying Tenant Being verbally asked to Leave in 30 days. How long can I delay this process? (NYC)

As stated, I am currently a paying tenant in NYC who is considered month-to-month. I have not missed any payments and have always paid on-time. There are also no past complaints or violations against me. I have been a tenant at this address (a private house) for 6 years now, and had a lease that expired after the 1st year. The LandLord did not want to give me an updated lease, so my family and I have been paying month-to-month for the past 5 years. The Landlord resides at this private house on the bottom floor. I rent the top floor, and it is a two-family home.
The Landlord is now verbally asking my family and I to vacate the residence in 30 days. During recent years, the neighborhood has seen rents increase as it is now considered a desirable and "affluent neighborhood". The Landlord has caught wind of this, and has now decided that they can get much higher rent for the apartment and wants us to leave (they have not decided to raise our current rent, they have just verbally asked us to leave in 30 days).
My family and I are not at all ready to vacate in 30 days, but we do not have a current lease. We would likely need upwards of 1 year to find a new home at an affordable price in a safe neighborhood, and move all of our personal belongings/furniture. Due to extenuating circumstances, we also cannot afford a rent increase or to pay for a move at this time. It would be nearly impossible to find a new apartment in the neighborhood at a similar monthly rent. "Cash-for-Keys" is not a option here either as this LandLord is not the type to offer any such deal. In fact, they have their spouse (who is not the LandLord) sending us text messages to "move-out" and stating that they could get much "higher rent". This is not the type of LandLord that can be reasoned with. I am also well aware that this is not my house, and I will need to leave at some point if the LandLord wants me out.
Basically, how long can I realistically delay this process as a paying tenant if this were to go to housing court? I would also greatly appreciate a basic breakdown of my rights in this situation as a Month-to-Month tenant.
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2023.03.29 05:58 LadyAntiope Completed Bingo card with reviews: Re-tellings theme

This is my second year of bingo, so naturally I had to extra challenge myself and do a themed card this time. I set out to do strictly re-tellings, but I ended up broadening the category to include strongly inspired by or incorporating folk tales or mythology. It’s a category I read a lot in anyway, and I love that the genre is exploding to include cultures world-wide. And yet somehow I only ended up with 13 authors of color (out of 40 - counting all the short stories). But this year was about 90% women (with 3 non-binary and one man), so huzzah for feminist re-tellings! And all but four of the authors were new to me. I didn’t quite hit all hard mode, but the theme was my hard mode, really.
I tried to cover a variety of inspiration texts (myths, folk tales, “classic literature,” film) as well as stories from around the world, but I’m missing any representation from Australia and the Pacific Islands as well as South America. The origins of a lot of the stories are Western European, but some have been re-told in settings elsewhere in the world. East Asia also ended up well represented.
I did end up substituting a square this year. Instead of “weird ecology,” I opted for 2018’s “a god is a character” square. There were a couple books that had some weird landscaping in them, but none of them quite fit the spirit of the square. Things like a magical forest in an otherwise standard-issue earthly landscape rather than a fundamentally different ecosystem overall. If anyone has any recs for re-tellings set on far-flung planets, let me know! I tend not to do deep researching – mostly I read somewhat mindfully, hoping for the best, and panic in January.
Here’s the visual card:

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (LGBTQIA list)
The Iliad from Patroclus’ perspective, but starting with his childhood and teenage years in which he and Achilles grow up together and fall in love.
If you remember the Iliad or just the general arc of the story of the Trojan war, then you will go into this knowing it’s going to be a tragedy. That doesn’t make the pain any less exquisite. The time we spend growing up with Patroclus moves from lonely and neglected to beautiful, golden, idyllic. The voice of Patroclus – pacifist and healer – is expertly written and his relationship with god-like Achilles is full of moments that make the heart ache. This is still on the best-seller list for a reason.

Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe (Substitute square: god character, HM)
Olympus is a contemporary city, albeit still only inhabited by gods, and Hades and Persephone might be falling for each other.
Graphic novel. The limited color palettes in this volume are excellent, emphasizing mood and character. It’s beautiful to read. The Greek gods are notorious for having very human flaws, and this telling feels very rooted in human emotions. Olympus feels a bit like a college campus in this telling. There’s a lot of loneliness, and trying to figure out how to fit in. It also gets a big content warning for rape.

Hag: Forgotten Folk Tales Retold by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Naomi Booth, Emma Glass, Irenosen Okojie, Daisy Johnson, Natasha Carthew, Eimear McBride, Liv Little, Mahsuda Snaith, Kirsty Logan (2+ authors, HM)
Strange folk tales from every corner of the U.K. are re-imagined – often in contemporary settings – giving women voices they may have been denied in the originals.
It took me a long time to read all these short stories because almost every one deals with death or brutality towards women. That’s not to say they all have unhappy endings – indeed, some have joyously vengeful endings – but there’s quiet tragedy and outright violence woven throughout. Powerful stories, strong narrator voices, and often poetic prose, but read when in a strong mental state.

A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee (Historical, HM)
Treasure Island set in 1826 in the South China Sea with a pirate crew of queer misfits sailing for treasure and a better life – plus actual historical Pirate Queen Zheng Yi Sao as Captain Flint.
With contemporary prose and an updated cast, this still feels true to the source material with the adventurous quest deciphering maps and clues. Long John Silver doesn’t have an exact analogue, but his surprisingly complex parental feelings come through with found-family bonds as well as a wild ride of birth-family feelings, and a fraught lesbian love interest.

Once & Future by Cory McCarthy, A.R. Capetta (Set in Space, HM)
This time, King Arthur is a queer teenage girl on the run from the big bad capitalist Mercer Corporation – in space!
In this re-telling, the characters are aware of the King Arthur story as a myth from Old Earth, but when they find themselves re-incarnating the well-worn pattern, they don’t seem to recognize it beyond the magic sword and Ari’s renewed determination to be a hero. Merlin has lived through every iteration, and has his own interests at play. Our heroes spend a fair bit of time in their space ship or on planet-sized space-stations, though it may be pushing the rule to say it’s 50% actually in space. This is a YA book and it definitely reads that way, but it’s fun. I thought the “Renaissance Faire Planet” was a bit of a stretch and the big bad was almost a caricature of every evil empire, but if you can look past a bit of cheesiness, there’s plenty of sci-fi action, a quick pace, and some intrigue under the surface.

The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid (Standalone, HM)
Hungarian and Jewish folklore plus the early spread of Christianity weave together to create a world where magic manifests differently depending on your religious tradition, the Christians are ardent new converts in charge of a poor besieged country, and persecution abounds.
The first person perspective came with a lot of (justified) rage and some pretty violent moments, but I found Évike’s voice to be frustratingly naïve at times. The pacing was uneven, and with a lot of elements in play the story was lacking cohesion. I felt okay on the enemies-to-lovers trope in this one. Overall, this book was redeemed for me by the imagined folk stories woven in, and the heart-warming moments spent in the Jewish community. (I forget the actual names of the religions in the book, but they’re pretty obvious stand-ins.)

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (Anti-hero, HM)
This time, Romeo and Juliet are in rival gangs in 1926 Shanghai, but their teenage romance is already dead from betrayal at the start of the book and a strange madness is devastating the city they struggle to rule.
I usually read-read, but this one I listened to and I loved the narrator! I had a few hang-ups on Juliet as a character (though perfect anti-hero material). Which was tough since she got of lot of screen time, but thankfully we also got Roma and some absolutely wonderful side characters, including a trans woman and a refuses-to-admit-it gay couple. There were some moments of lovely prose, plenty of action, and all the jostling factions in the city were well-balanced in the narrative. First of a series, I definitely want to pick up the second one soon.

All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (Book Club, HM)
Drawing primarily on Irish folklore, this is the story of a girl who wants to escape her family obligations - ones that come with generational trauma and greed.
It’s a little hard to talk about this one without spoilers since there are basically three distinct sections and each could almost stand as a story on its own, but each depends on the earlier one. Another angry woman in this one, taking matters into her own hands and trying to break spells, break open dark family secrets, and get free of men who are trying very hard to be in charge. I liked the gothic atmosphere, the prose, and probably the middle journey section with fairy-tale creature encounters was my favorite. The family history is also told in mini fairy-tales throughout. The ending fell a bit flat, and I didn’t really connect to the main character, but neither of those were deal-breakers for me.

Spear by Nicola Griffith (Cool Weapon, HM)
From the King Arthur mythos, the story of Percival and the quest for the holy grail, but Percival is a supernatural queer woman who lives in sixth century Wales when the pagan gods still have power.
Novella. The story opens slowly and with some very poetic prose to start Peretur’s early life in the wilderness with her mother – a mythic feeling that I fell hard for right off the bat. And yet it also felt very much a story from history – the details of the setting showed the research Griffith put in. I wish it were just a touch longer to give some more room to the relationship developments that get packed into the back half of the book. But the interweaving of historical details, tidbits from myth and story, and imagination was so flawless that this re-telling feels like it could be the "true" history of the story-figure. Even including the gender flip - a skillfully handled "woman dresses as a man to be a knight" trope that works even better when the woman is queer.

Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (Revolution/Rebellion, HM)
On a distant planet in the far future, the original colonizing crew have set themselves up as gods, specifically taking on the roles of the Hindu pantheon. One member heartily disagrees with how the rest are running things.
The prose in this one was a little tough and I’m pretty sure the style is a deliberate choice to make this book feel more akin to reading a religious text. And as a play off of Hesse’s 1922 Siddhartha, since they share the same main character. But some of it may also simply be because it was written in 1967. Still, the content is intriguing. The struggle is between the immortal gods who like being the ones with all the advanced tech (including re-incarnation to transfer themselves into new bodies), and the one who thinks this is some kinda bullshit, why make the inhabitants here go through the dark ages when they could have medicine and electricity now. The premise and watching it play out is the interest here, not so much any emotional investment in the characters.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White (Name in the Title, HM)
Still asking, “who is the monster?” and giving the same answer even more definitively than the original, this is a re-telling of Frankenstein from Elizabeth’s POV with some distinctive twists.
In 2022 I did the Dracula read-along and then promptly decided it was finally time to do Frankenstein as well. Which meant I could now read re-tellings of these classics. Elizabeth, when you get to hear her side, turns out not only to be independent-minded, but also a remarkable anti-hero character trying desperately to maintain the only stability she’s ever known. Though there are a lot of grim happenings and emotional abuse, this version has more hope for humanity than the original (which, imo, has almost none). Also, unlike narrator Viktor, Elizabeth doesn’t make you hate her guts regularly; she’s just trying to survive. The prose was the weak point in this one, especially coming off Mary Shelley, but not detrimentally so.

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher (Author Uses Initials, HM)
Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” leaves plenty of room for embellishing and this novella does so perfectly with nightmare fungus, more rounded-out characters (including a non-binary protagonist), and horrifyingly possessed creatures.
Alex is a rational narrator, the best kind for encountering increasingly creepy phenomena. Even with the addition of a no-nonsense mycologist and a competent American doctor, the atmosphere of oppressive, inevitable horror from the original short story suffuses this novella. There certainly are rational lines of thoughts to follow to unravel the mystery of the Ushers’ illnesses, but that doesn’t stop each revelation from setting everyone on edge and fearing madness of themselves. Gothic. Horror. Perfection.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (Published in 2022, HM)
The Chinese story of Chang’e is the basis for this re-telling, but this focuses on her daughter and starts after the original stories end. Xingyin’s quest is to obtain freedom and forgiveness for her mother’s actions that gained her goddess status, but exiled her to the moon.
The world building of the Celestial Kingdom was a highlight of this one for me since I’m not super familiar with the Chinese pantheon. The story itself relied on some classic YA tropes (including a love triangle, one of my least favorites) and I found the narrator’s voice somewhat simplistic. She’s also a very emotional character, which at times was endearing and at others frustrating. Wise, peaceful dragons do make an appearance, though, and there’s some good political intrigue and a few unforeseen twists. An entertaining read overall, and there’s set-up for the second book, but this one wrapped up nicely enough and I’m not feeling pressed to read the second one right away.

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (Urban Fantasy, HM)
The Great Gatsby, but from Jordan Baker’s perspective and she’s a bi Vietnamese adoptee in a New York where magic makes all the parties more dazzling.
It’s hard to like any of the characters in the Gatsby story, but Jordan Baker as narrator certainly gets more sympathy from me in this go-round. Raised in a rich white family, she carries internalized racism with her, and yet struggles against it every day in a country that is trying to enact a law that will force her to leave. Where the original story condemns classism and unbridled ambition, this story expands its criticism to America’s long history of excluding people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. The prose is gorgeous, and where it overlaps with original scenes it dovetails perfectly. The magic adds an extra shimmer to this story, but doesn’t outshine the character work. I hope this one gets added to curriculums to pair with the original.

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen (Set in Africa, HM)
Inspired by West African mythology with the Little Mermaid for some plot points. Simi was a human who became a Mami Wata and is struggling to fit into her role bringing home the souls of those who died at sea. One decision endangers all the Mami Wata and sends her on a quest with a boy that will entangle her with the gods and other legendary creatures.
This story is chock full of magical beings, young adults attempting to navigate dangerous situations as well as their relationships, and quests of mythic proportions. The dark underbelly of the story is the destruction of West African communities as colonizers take their people into slave ships. Though tragedy runs alongside the story, our heroes mostly manage to stay one step ahead of the worst outcomes. The quest did some meandering, and characterizations were a bit uneven, but I think it really came together in the latter half. The main plot wraps up well, but makes set-up for the next book clear and I do intend to get to it eventually.

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (Non-human protagonist, HM)
With roots in Lipan Apache storytelling traditions, this is the story of a cottonmouth snake and a human girl whose worlds run in parallel, but become entangled as they try to save friends and family from existential threats.
This technically has two protagonists, but the snake is the one whose chapters are in first person and the human’s are in third person. This also would have been great for the hard mode BIPOC author square since the author is Lipan Apache. I absolutely loved everyone in this story. Nina is an intrepid modern girl and a loner, but with strong family ties; and Ollie is a homebody snake setting out to make his way in the wide world. The friends Ollie makes help him to discover his own bravery, and they are a delightfully colorful bunch of creatures! Nina is trying to help her grandmother and unravel the mysteries of their family’s past and possible connections to the animal people. Read this story to be filled with the love of friendship and family, and hope in the face of climate change and social media ills.

Fractured Fables: A Spindle Splintered & A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow (Timey Wimey, HM)
Zinnia Gray’s illness means she likely won’t live past 21, but when she falls into a Sleeping Beauty parallel universe, she might be able to at least save someone else from that fate. In book two, she’s dealing poorly with life in the “real” world, but busting out into a new fairy tale multi-verse (Snow White’s), and finding even more complications in the re-tellings there.
I read both novellas currently out in this series, and our hero does a fair bit of jumping around the fairy tale multiverse which makes it clear that time doesn’t run evenly across it all. It’s not really the focus, but it’s there, and it does affect a couple plot points. I think Alix Harrow read the same book I did about disability in fairy tales (Disfigured by Amanda Leduc) and took it to heart to create her hero in this contemporary fairy tale take. Zinnia’s chronic illness is both from an industrial accident and an embodiment of a fairy tale curse. These books don’t take themselves too seriously, but do handle disability and the emotional impacts that come with it pretty well, I think. Disney’s re-telling style features in book one, and book two gets some darker, more horror-esque takes.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Mental Health)
The re-telling of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth you didn’t know you needed with extra depth from Germanic folk roots and a little Hades-Persephone flavor. Set in early 19th century Bavaria, protagonist Liesl is a composer stuck helping run her family’s inn; in the woods, Der Erlkönig (the Goblin King), may be a relic of a pagan past, but that doesn’t stop him from meddling with her heart and her family members.
Liesl is bipolar and her brother (prodigy violinist) has anxiety and (in book 2) severe depression. Her father is an alcoholic. The family member who gets stolen and must be retrieved is her beautiful sister, the life of the family. Liesl’s wild up and down swings are on full display when she enters the realm of the Goblin King and is trying to navigate her relationship with him, her relationship with her music, and her love for her family. This is an emotional book and you will be angry at almost every character at some point. But it’s also heartbreakingly beautiful. The romance sizzles; it’s unhealthy and you want them to fix it. It’s probably not a book for everyone, but I spent a fevered day and a half devouring it. For extra doses of struggling with mental health, sobbing, and musical composing, read book two – Shadowsong.

In the Shadows of Giants by Lazette Gifford (Self-published, HM)
In the far future, the Norse pantheon ends up pitted against the Chinese pantheon and an elder god in a potential new Ragnarok with Loki trying to avoid the mishaps of the last one – in space!
Loki gets some good character work in this book, but other characters are a little light on depth. Though Loki is the main focus, I liked that we got some chapters in the Chinese pantheon as well, getting some insight into the politics of the situation from their perspective – and not everyone in their pantheon is on board with the way things are going. Loki is also not really convinced of teaming up with the rest of his own pantheon again either, but he still has a few good ties there and room to mends some relationships. This wasn’t a stand-out novel for me, but neither do I have any strong complaints. It’s a solid sci-fi-fantasy mix, good prose, and well-paced plotting.

Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste (Runner-up, HM)
It’s 1967 in San Francisco and Lucy (from Dracula) and Bertha (from Jane Eyre) are the titular reluctant immortals trying to keep their tormentors from destroying more lives.
This seems like it could be an action-packed super-powered immortal battle, but instead it’s the mundanity of simply surviving as an undead being, escalating slowly into a horrifying body count. Obviously I had to read this after finishing the Dracula read-along. The tone is such a contrast! Where Dracula’s heroes struggle nobly against the darkness, this version is full of quiet desperation and bleakness more fitting as the successor to Jane Eyre. As the action ramps up in the last third, it plays out more like a contemporary horror film, including a strange liminal space in the afterlife and scenes of a modern mansion filled with the decay that the undead bring. The drug haze of California in the 60’s suffuses the story. I’m not entirely convinced this was a re-telling we needed, but I’m also not mad about it.

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (BIPOC author)
Kaikeyi is only briefly in the Hindu epic The Ramayana, but her “wicked stepmother” action sets the plot of it in motion. In this novel, she is given a voice and a backstory and a complex world she must navigate as a woman who wants more independence not only for herself, but for all the women of her country.
The relationship building in the latter half is one of the highlights of this book. It’s helped by some magic, but Kaikeyi puts in the work to build bonds of love and mutual respect in the royal household where she is youngest of three wives. Rama (her step-son) is the main character in the original epic (a god incarnated to vanquish evil forces), and so the reader is clued in early that disaster will befall the family because of a conflict between Kaikeyi and her husband and Rama; the threat of that tragedy seeps into even the happy parts of the story. Kaikeyi is a champion of early feminism in this telling, but she’s still human with plenty of flaws and struggles and imperfect vision. I found this book to be a bit of a slow build to connect with characters, but by the end I was absolutely tearing up. A powerful telling.

Malice by Heather Walter (Shapeshifters, HM)
In this Sleeping Beauty re-telling (perhaps prequel), the villain is not yet the villain – though society certainly treats her as an outcast – and a forbidden love is blooming.
This is a coming of age story for an already young adult character. Alice wants to be accepted (and loved), proving she’s not the evil pariah society thinks she is, but she also wants to escape the role she’s forced into. The build-up of tension between her warring desires is well done. As she discovers her true powers (spoilers since I used it for the shapeshifting square!) she’s put even more at odds with the establishment, and yet her growing love for Princess Aurora gives her hope for a more idyllic outcome than the escape she’s trying to plan. This was another enjoyable but not necessarily a stand-out read for me. Excellent character work for the protagonist and a slower pacing, but never felt like it was dragging. I will definitely read book 2 since this one ends with a bang.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (No Ifs, Ands, or Buts, HM)
This book mushes up elements from Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and probably others, and spins a whole new story with Persian flair. A poisonous princess is kept hidden away, but when knowledge of her curse comes from a demon, her decisions will have far-reaching consequences for her whole family and the question of who to trust becomes thorny.
This was another one where the protagonist is striving to be a good person, caring for her family, and yet she understandably wants to escape her curse and is maybe willing to do some questionable things to make it happen. It’s hard to keep being good when, even though you are loved, you can’t touch anyone and have to live in a gilded cage. This story took a lot of twists and turns, including betrayals of all kinds. The romance elements were laced with emotional tension, but kept sexual feelings to a bare minimum. I felt this could have used a bit of plot streamlining, but I liked the Persian-inspired world, the overall arc of the story, and I felt it wrapped up well for a complex stand-alone.

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (Family Matters)
I thought this would be primarily Little Red Riding Hood, but it’s got a huge helping of Beauty and the Beast and a dose of fairy tale sisters tropes as well. Red is the sister that will be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wilderwood in hopes of the gods’ return. Turns out, that whole Wolf and Wilderwood thing is really complicated.
This has a lot of elements that I tend to look favorably on – a broody love interest, a magical forest, sibling bonds – but it didn’t quite pull together for me in this book. Both characters in the romance got good development and their choices did make sense for who they were, but it was a very frustrating one to read and caused a lot of drag in the middle. The sibling relationship was much better and the sister who gets to become queen has a wonderfully tragic arc in the name of saving her lost sister. The forest itself and the religion/magic that goes with it don’t get a ton of satisfying explanation, but that’s partly due to everyone actually struggling to figure out how it works. It gets an A+ for creepy atmosphere, though! Imagery from Grimm’s more grim tales abounds and I appreciated the slight edge of horror that creeps in. Not super likely to pick up book 2.

I’ve done a terrible job being concise here, so I’ll try to do a really quick run-down on the short stories. I just listed the first collection on my official bingo turn-in to make it easy, but I like being able to fill in all the slots in my spreadsheet, so there are five things here. Hopefully someone has made it this far down – if so, thank you for reading!

The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories by Angela Carter (collection)
The titular story is one of the better ones – a re-telling of Bluebeard. Covering the classics of western European fairy tales, this collection features a lot of liberated sex with a 70s feminist lean (publication date: 1979). Girls and beasts are the big theme. There were a few excellent ones and several that left me going “but why?”
The Bride of the Blue Wind by Victoria Goddard
Closer to a novelette, but that gave this story room to get some solid world-building in. Bluebeard again, but with Bluebeard being a djinn sort of character. I loved the trader communities and desert setting and the family dynamic with the wife’s sisters.
Tales of Old Gods & New by Kate MacLeod (collection)
This collection had two specific re-tellings: another “Norse gods in the far future” re-telling which was also a sci-fi survival story, and an African inspired goddess trying to escape the cycle of her story. These were two solid ones, some of the other in the collection I felt were unfinished scribbling thoughts for novel-sized stories.
Hunting Monsters series by S.L. Huang (2 short stories, one novella)
This collection mashed up eastern and western settings and stories, including Red Riding Hood, Beauty & the Beast, the Legend of the White Snake, and Hou Yi the Archer. The main characters of the novella are middle-aged women long past the prime in which their original stories took place and I liked that take a lot. The short stories focus on a daughter and deal with culture clashes and parent-child tensions.
A Cathedral of Myth & Bone by Kat Howard (collection)
The feature in this collection is a novelette of the King Arthur story set on a college campus with grad students who are themselves studying the mythos of King Arthur. Most of the other stories in the collection take inspiration from saints’ lives or myth and folk tale tropes (or the concept of storytelling itself) and play with them in new settings. I found a lot more hits than misses in this collection.
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2023.03.29 05:58 Traditional-Result13 Help for my service dog

A few months ago, I traveled with my service dog(German Shepherd) from the USA to India. We have been living in Chennai for a couple months now. We were supposed to return back home yesterday but the airport officials made a huge scene about the dog going into cargo even though my dog is a licensed trained service animal. They even lacked the common sense to comprehend the past travel records of me and my dog; We also given them the necessary travel documents as well as that infamous OCR certificate for my service animal.
I am planning to try it again with my dog, but this time with a crate for the cargo hold but I have heard stories where it didn’t go well so I am also considering a secondary option for boarding my service dog.
Do you guys know any good dog boarding places in Chennai that put an emphasis on sanitation and cleanliness?(that’s the issue I have with some dog clinics; they smell like crap)
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2023.03.29 05:57 Tek466 21 [M4F] Illinois/Anywhere/Online - Hi! Any older ladies in their 30s or 40s or older in need of a mature younger man to keep them company? Let’s get to know each other. [friendship] [relationship]

My name is Dylan and I’m a 21 year old mature for his age single man from northeastern Illinois in the US.
I’m seeking some kind of close connection with someone in their 30s and up! With friendship being the main thing, however, I’m definitely open to things getting a bit spicier than that, whether that’s something where we remain friends yet can be flirty or romantic such as a friend with benefits for example.
I like to say upfront that I will always be mindful and considerate of your feelings and boundaries, especially concerning anything flirty or more intimate that we might get into. It’s important to me and we’d never have to do anything we weren’t comfortable with or ready for.
Physically I'm 6ft tall, I'm average/slim build, and I'm white/Caucasian with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. I wear glasses too.
I don’t have any preference on body type for whom I find attractive. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. I’m also attracted to people older than me as well, hence being so open to meeting people.
I’m currently living at home, trying to get a job at a warehouse but long term career goals so far is to do something in the electrical field/trades such as a fire alarm systems technician as I’m good with technical things like that. I’ve got older parents and I live on a main road in a small farm house so I’ve been feeling pretty lonely most of my life. I’ve listed some interests of mine below!
Now that we've established who I am and what I'm looking for, here are a few interests of mine to get to know me better!
• Fall/Autumn season
I had to list this one because I just adore the fall and everything that comes with it. My birthday is in October too so it's always been my favorite month. I much prefer fall and winter over a muggy humid summer. In the cooler seasons there's always ways to warm up.
• Candles and Incense
I love scented candles and incense and stuff like this!! I feel like you don't find guys into this stuff that much but I definitely am an exception. Right now I’m burning a citrus and sage one from Yankee Candle! Smells so nice.
• Technology
I'm good at fixing electronics and I'm quite nerdy in that aspect. So if something breaks I can fix it ;) I'm also good with my hands and quite inclined mechanically and quite the nerd.
• Music
I love genres such as classic rock, alternative rock, psychedelic rock, gothic rock, heavy metal, punk, post punk, hardcore, etc. My current favorite bands are The Cure and Joy Division/New Order. But I like tons of older and newer bands as well. such as: Bauhaus, Velvet Underground, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Type O Negative, Nirvana, Rush, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, the Wipers, Spacemen 3, Meshuggah, Megadeth, Buzzcocks, MC5, Stooges, 13th Floor Elevators, Screaming Trees, Green Day, Alice in Chains, Asylum Party, My Bloody Valentine, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Jefferson Airplane, etc.
• Cooking and Baking
I like to cook and learn new recipes, as well as bake fun things too! It's always nice when the house feels nice and cozy and smells good. I appreciate the simple pleasures in life, a cozy cup of tea and music or a movie in bed or sitting outside is so nice!
• Animals
I love animals of all types, and I currently have an older cat which I adore to death! We rescued her from the local shelter. She's the sweetest thing. (I think I love her more than anyone in the house lol, she just makes me so happy) :) I also don't kill insects or bugs, I catch and release them outside.
• Art
I enjoy art, both creating it from time to time such as drawing, and admiring other peoples work. There's just something so fun about it and seeing things so beautiful.
• Houseplants
I love houseplants and really anything nature related and also spiritual such as crystals and rocks. I love to help my mom in caring for all of our plants and also gardening outside when its a good growing season. Its fun! I also like cottage core and goblin core type vibes and enjoy sitting out on the deck burning incense, its peaceful :)
• Photography
I recently got a DSLR camera, a Nikon D5500 and a D200 and I've really been enjoying taking photos of my cat and nature landscapes! This includes closeups, photos of trees, the fields, etc. I've been working a lot on composition, long exposures, getting nice blurred backgrounds, depth of field, etc. It's interesting to me.
That’s me! I hope you get a good taste of what I am like and if any of this catches your interest I’d love to hear from you and we can get to know each other further. Thanks for taking the time to read my post, hope to hear from you soon.
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2023.03.29 05:57 ChevyT1996 AITA for telling my Mom that if she doesn’t pay her tax debt that’s on my house I won’t talk to her anymore.

So here’s the short version, a few years ago my Dad passed, and I had been staying with them because my Dads health wasn’t great and I was paying the bills. I couldn’t afford to pay theres and mine on my own. I was building a house for myself and had told them once I completed it I was moving. Anyways, so my Dad passed and then I stopped the build and just stayed with my mom paying everything so she wouldn’t loose it all. Then after some time I met someone moved in got married, and my Mom at this point said she didn’t want the house and it was under water, and we made a deal and I said I didn’t have a problem with the mortgage, after all Dad build the house and I helped, and I didn’t want to see it go. Oh and I also have a sister, and she was always borrowing money and asking for handouts, and I was paying her cellphone bill before and are my Dad. I finally stopped when that.
So anyways, my Mom made a deal for the house and she moved in with someone. Then we were fixing things. Went to get a new mortgage and found out the house didn’t have my moms name on it so I had to do a Probate, and I paid for it, still in it actually, and my sister who I employed at one point as well as her husband, took advantage. She finds out and demands money to sign off on it or let it go to sale, but with all the debt and the little bit of equity it had gained since the agreement it would all be gone and she wouldn’t get anything. She spoke with my Attorney and even said she knows she’s being childish and she wants what she wants and doesn’t care what happens to me if the house went to sale. So we had to pay her a substantial amount of money, and she even at the last minute added an item that was my Dads just to make it harder for me.
I found out there is a back tax owed as well. It was from my parents. Ends up my Mom knew about it the whole time and somehow didn’t think it would be in the way of the house. I’m not making that up. So when I called her about it she conferenced my sister in, because she had said it will come out of our inheritance and it needs to actually be paid off to get the house in my name. Well no surprise my sister just insulted me and lied and said I should just pay it since I’m getting the house, but I pointed out I’m paying A sizable amount and it won’t be paid off for a few decades. Well my mom chose to listen to the sister. So I had finally reached my breaking point as my mom was trying to say my sister got what she thought she deserved. Now putting aside she had never helped with one bill nor helped anyone. I then asked my mom to get alone of credit or do whatever she has to and pay off her tax debt. I even pointed out to her there is a lien on her current house. She refuses and said I should just deal with it. So I guess I’m asking AITA for doing this and saying pay your tax debt off so I don’t get stuck with it or I don’t want to talk anymore.
I might be TA for telling my Mom I won’t talk to her until she pays her tax debt so it clears my house.
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2023.03.29 05:57 Obrider Is the "know your rights" pamphlet given to every one or is it a good sign?

My application has been pending administrative processing (refused in ceac) for 3 months now. Had a positive interview.
Also is being told by the Consul: "don't worry, just sit at home and relax" normal and probably said to everyone, or is it a good sign?
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2023.03.29 05:57 Intelligent-Pie1509 Freighter Bases

Greetings Interlopers!
I often see posts about bases on planets and awesome looking freighters found but rarely pictures about bases on freighters!
Wanted to make this post so we can all share pictures about freighter based, for those that want.
Will be uploading my own as soon as I get home in a few days! Still got some old parts on mine from before the freighter update that can’t be added normally anymore, and looking forward to upload pictures about the base!
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2023.03.29 05:57 DarkLuxio92 I'm so mad at my boyfriend because he's so selfish and greedy.

So I have to go work a 12 hour shift this morning. I made myself some fried rice for dinner last night and was going to bring the leftovers to work for my lunch. My boyfriend came home from work yesterday and, you guessed it, he ate my leftover fried rice. Bear in mind at his work he gets 2 large hot meals daily. Today to keep me going I have a cheese sandwich, a satsuma and a small bag of crisps. That's it. I can't get any food from the vending machines in the canteen because "we can't afford it" (we can afford £30 a week for him to have his hot dinners though, of course). I'm not looking forward to my shift, I'm already starving. For someone so concerned about me not eating and making sure my weight is kept up, he sure is good at eating all my food.
TL;DR: My boyfriend is a fat bastard who took my lunch for today so I'm gonna go hungry. Grrrr.
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2023.03.29 05:57 SpartanJ5 Possible to travel for 3-4 weeks with family without breaking budget for lodging?

I WFH while my wife homeschools. I was curious if anyone has figured out how to "live like a local" in a new city or state without paying high daily rate fees for an Airbnb /VRBO. I actually like the idea of staying in a home or apartment with a kitchen but prefer to keep my monthly lodging rate for at least a 2br unit under 2500 or so if that's even possible.
I'm imagining kind of like a vacationing digital nomad lifestyle for the family for up to one month before returning home. My thought was to drive our vehicle to the destination so at least we wouldn't have to pay for so rental car.
Are there any hacks or suggestions I should be aware of?
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2023.03.29 05:56 CommonSalty8245 Why must everything be glass?!

I would love some thoughts. I love my mother-in-law but she and I sometimes disagree on the acceptable level of risk in the home. The current issue has to do with the gifts that she has been getting for my oldest for the last year or so. My oldest is a little less than 6 and since she turned five my mother-in-law has been getting her these gorgeous little trinkets. The issue is that they are all glass. Currently, to solve this issue, they have been put away until she is older, but MIL wanted her to be able to display them, so asked if she could get my daughter a small lockable wall unit with a clear glass front we could put above her bed so that she could see them. This sounded like it would be fine. What came home from shopping, however is a 4" by 3" floor unit that is almost entirely glass. She wants to put it together with me, anticipating that it will be able to go in the girls room. The bedroom that my daughters share is only 8'x10'. I cannot figure out anywhere to put it size wise, and just having a glass unit in the room with a rambunctious 5 year old and an adventurous 3 year old is terrifying. What options do I have here? It is a tempered glass unit so am I overreacting to the danger here? Has anyone had any experience with glass storage and small children?
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