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2008.06.15 19:41 Fast food news, reviews, and discussion

The /FastFood subreddit is for news, reviews, and discussions of fast food (aka quick-service), fast casual, and casual restaurants -- covering everything fast food from multinational chains, regional and local chains, independent and chain cafeterias and all-you-can-eat restaurants, independent and chain diners, independent hole-in-the-wall restaurants, convenience store and gas station prepared food, food trucks and food carts, the neighborhood taqueria, street vendors, etc.

2014.08.07 21:52 AOL_ Food Los Angeles

Food Los Angeles is dedicated to showcasing food from all over the greater Los Angeles area. Share pictures, reviews and news, and get food advice straight from the hungry Angelenos that know best!

2015.07.19 02:56 MinaMinas Recipes that mimic famous restaurant foods.

Mimic recipes! Recipes that mimic famous restaurant foods.

2023.05.31 18:45 No_Statistician4756 Isn’t this creepy?

Met a guy 8-10 times over a span of 4 years. We are located across different coasts in the US. So whenever I visited his coast, we would catch up.
He confessed that he likes me and is ready to involve parents and take things forward. He confessed the same thing 2 years back as well. But relocation wasn’t possible at that time due to pending process in immigration on my side.
Have a date scheduled today and I requested him to pick me up from grocery store as I don’t have car.
This is his exact response :
People pick up food from Whole Foods(grocery store in US) … do I get to eat you after i pick you up?
He’s been incredibly decent all these years. This statement above comes across as extremely raunchy and inappropriate. I haven’t developed any feelings towards him yet. I guess he is assuming I have romantic interest in him and I am attracted to him. As of now, I just think he’s a nice guy and I respect him. I wanted to give it more time to see if I start to like him in a non-platonic manner (I am not sure if I will proceed unless I at least feel like there’s scope for attraction to build in the future).
Do I write him off over this or should I say that this is too fast for me and feels inappropriate?
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2023.05.31 18:43 Zeratul277 Sell the home?

Almost debt free. Waiting on the Biden Admin to either forgive loans at the end of June or not. Regardless, I'll be debt free.
So my mortgage with HOA eats up 28% of my take home pay. But the housing market is too crazy so I'd downgrade for less home at the same or increased cost.
I'm running out of room to cut. No cable, cheapest phone plan, no pool, one streaming service, no Amazon prime, fast food probably two or three times per month, no car payments... Believe me, I am cheap.
I am about to buy a motorcycle to commute since I take 3 gallons of fuel per day.
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2023.05.31 18:41 Faction_Chief /r/worldnews - https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mortifying-toronto-woman-says-restaurant-shamed-her-for-ordering-too-much-food-1.6421124

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2023.05.31 18:41 LZBUM 'Mortifying': Toronto woman says restaurant shamed her for ordering too much food

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2023.05.31 18:39 MidnightsPistol Added to the pack - advice for good habits / continued success?

Hi folks! I was glued to this sub about 2 years ago when we adopted an 8 wk old bully/bulldog/gsd rescue. She didn't sleep, potty training was less than ideal, and she was an absolute land shark, so this sub saved my sanity more than once.
Fast forward to today where I have my 2 year old girl laying next to me on the couch while our newest addition, an 11 wk old male bully mix, sleeps away in his pen on the floor.
Our girl is absolutely amazing, and it truly did get better! She is a gift.
Our new guy sleeps way more than she did, is essentially already potty trained, loves life, loves food, is pretty vocal, and seems like the biggest thing to work on at the moment is going to be getting him some independence. Which totally makes sense and we'll work on over time. (We only got him 4 days ago.)
That said, I don't want to screw this up. We're keeping them separated except for a couple play breaks during the day where both are leashed, or when they do morning kissy face over the x-pen. She's really gentle with him (lots of kissing and bitey face, both on the ground on their backs, etc), but she is pure muscle and could accidentally hurt him with one misguided roll in the wrong direction. So we're cautious.
Anyway, I guess what I'm looking for here is any advice on how to ensure we continue to meet the needs of each member of the pack and keep the good times going as these two are granted more access to each other. Any general advice on successfully expanding the barriers for the little dude (like what was your timeline)?
Any tips or tricks in general, or things you wish you had known when you brought a new little one into your pack would be much appreciated!
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2023.05.31 18:38 kylexyz001 23 [M4F] Ohio/Worldwide- Let's Be Each Other's Everything (Longest post ever?)

Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.
Table of Contents
1…… The Main Goal
2…… What I’m Seeking
3…… Personality
4…… Interests
5…… Physical Characteristics (with pics)
6…… Expectations of You
7…… Living Situation
8…… Deal Breakers
9…… Closing Remarks
The Main Goal:
Well if you’re browsing this subreddit then much like me, you were alone this weekend and I’m sure you’d like to change that as much as me. I won’t lie, I am going through a rough part of my life right now. It’s difficult for me to find the energy for anything at the moment and I’m just really seeking affection in general, anything that will give me a push. I don’t want to be that person who brings everyone down but I could really use someone to talk to right now. I’d really like to find someone who’s similar to me so much to the point that we do everything together and talk about everything while not having to pretend to be interested. I want someone with whom we can mutually spew our emotions onto and have those feelings reciprocated. Not an emotional punching bag, but an emotional teddy bear to hug and cuddle until everything feels better as many times as we need. There’s people who I’m sure have told you the same, they’ll be there no matter how many times you need the support, no matter how many times the insecurities and bad thoughts come back but they don’t mean it. I will be the exception, I’m not so ignorant to think some nice words and tales of relating to you will magically forever heal whatever ails you then get mad when you seek the same support again. Mental ailments are rarely temporary and I don’t care about someone because they’re perfect, caring about someone means being there no matter how many times they need you to be. It doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t get old, and it never will.
What I'm Seeking:
I will upfront let you know if I’m clicking better with someone else or if you’re the one, I’m not here to tread the sea of fish or keep my options open, I’m here for one singular person.
A relationship is difficult for me right now, it’s been nearly half a year since I got out of my last relationship and the reasons for it ending are partially responsible for how I’ve been feeling and why it’s so hard for me to seek the comfort I so desperately crave. I will tell you about it but for the sake of not treating the entirety of the internet as my therapist, it’ll be in private. I really need the comfort of intimacy and the warmth of someone who cares. I'm not going to feel better if I just sulk and don’t move on. This is my attempt to get better, I’ll admit I’m not great right now and I don’t expect you to be either. If we can help each other heal, then I’d be more than happy :) A relationship isn’t just being there for when someone’s at their best. Even if a relationship is hard at the moment, I do want a life partner and I don’t want to be alone. Things aren’t going to get easier without you so I don’t want to hesitate. I view my other as an equal, I don’t like categorizing us into specific roles. We take care of each other and treat each other how we like to be treated, whatever that is, it's as simple as that. I don't care if you're "successful" or not, living simple lives with our days filled with love is the ultimate measure of success to me.
On the Surface:
As you can tell I can be rather… stoic but that’s largely due to my current stressors, I truthfully am goofy and fun loving but I just can’t find it in me right now. I want to return to that but without someone to light up my world it’s been difficult to just have fun and enjoy stuff. I’m definitely more introverted, you won’t catch me at any parties or really outside at all. I definitely prefer being home though the occasional outing is not out of the question and one day I’d like to travel to other countries because I think that kind of perspective is important.
The Core of My Being:
I like being a spectator to it all and if we bear witness to humanity burning or its miraculous recovery, I want to watch it with you. I enjoy watching humanity advance, less so when it devolves but I want to watch it to the end nonetheless. I’m both a realist and someone who lives with my head in the clouds dreaming of scenarios or worlds that don’t exist. I’m saying that I enjoy a good narrative and can suspend my disbelief to enjoy something but you won’t catch me refusing vaccines or ignoring blatant facts for the sake of some pseudo science or witch doctor’s remedy. I’m an atheist but I do not rule out existence after death, not because I’m agnostic but because due to the nature of potentially infinite time at some point after how many googol years with a googol amount of 0s after that, something’s bound to replicate your consciousness perfectly at some point. It’s actually a really fascinating topic I like talking about. If infinite time and infinite possibilities exist, does non existence exist? Though that’s an awfully existentially dreadful thought process considering the ramifications of infinite existence and infinite possibilities during said infinite existence. I would say I’m confidently left leaning and I don’t think I could truly get along with anyone right leaning, at least America’s definition of right leaning. Left and right seems to have just become; do people deserve to suffer or do they deserve to live good lives? Being political is not something I expected to become but how can you not be when crimes against human rights are being passed on a daily basis and at the end of the day, everything’s political. Oftentimes I imagine the perfect moment as relaxing with my significant other playing games or cuddling in a cold room under blankets.
I value that special someone above all of the existential thoughts, the bad of the world, the good of the world, they practically become my world. So many worries wash away when I’m with them. I don’t know if that’s the defense mechanism my brain created to not feel bad 24/7 but if it is, I’m currently without it.
I talk of philosophy and politics here but really I spend most of my time just playing games, watching stuff, and trying to not be sleep deprived. I’m also nowhere near as well spoken, heck sometimes I feel like my speech is broken. I won’t claim to be something I’m not, I sit at home while I complain about the world doing nothing about it wishing I had someone here with me. I’m not noble nor do I really want to be, I have morals I uphold but much like most other hypocrites I acknowledge that my comfortable life is built on the suffering of others without doing anything about it. Why? My sleep problems? Am I depressed? Is that why I have no energy to do anything? Do I just think nothing I could do could help? I can’t nail it down myself, maybe it’s a mix of everything, maybe I’m just a bad person. I have always told myself that if I had wealth I would help people but if I get that kind of wealth will I just become a wealth hoarder who tries to justify my riches as something I earned rather than something given to me through incredibly lucky circumstances? If I do help people is it because I’m a good person or out of guilt? Will I die alone? I feel like I drive everyone away with my clinginess, I get paranoid often and need reassurance often. It’s something I want to work on, something I’ve been trying to work on. Hearing that someone cares about me just never gets old. I value self awareness even if it’s painful.
I’m definitely a socially anxious/awkward mess, especially around strangers. I do feel a large amount of anxiety in public, people can’t tell by looking at my face since I kind of go stone faced in an attempt to block everything out but yeah you’ll notice that if we go out in public. Growing up my pediatrician said I was probably autistic, never got a formal diagnosis so that’s just great. But yeah that explains why I can’t make eye contact with people, I kinda just stare at the ground and avoid their gaze at all costs. A lot of these social struggles go away to a great degree once I know you for a bit but yeah I apologize for how terrible I am at socializing at first. Don’t let my social struggles fool you though, I love cuddling and being close with my person.
I am a heterosexual male, though I’m not very masculine like at all. I may even be a bit feminine sometimes. Not that I believe any activity or manner of acting belongs to a gender but I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m definitely super affectionate and love it when my partner is too. I am open to dating demi people but I do have a libido so I don't think asexual would work out.
Video Games:
As stated before, I do spend a lot of my time playing video games. It’s been hard lately with me having no energy but I really do want to play more games and have a good time playing them with you! I primarily play on PC though I do have a switch. I’m primarily into platform fighters, roguelikes, open world, survival, and sandbox games. As for single player story games, I enjoy watching them through twitch or youtube but for the most part I don’t play them myself. I’d watch you play them though!
Here’s a list of games we can play:
-Minecraft (Java)
-Risk of Rain 2
-Gunfire Reborn
-7 Days to Die
-Bloons TD 6
-Platform fighters: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Slap City, Multiversus, Flash Party, Fraymakers
Whatever you want to play I’ll give it a shot! I will say that League bores me to death but I’ll play it for you :) I try to avoid MMOs, not because I don’t like them but because of how addicted I can get to them. I enjoy learning games in-depth so MMOs can be a fast track to addiction.
I recently got Kerbal Space Program 2 and ehhh not really worth it right now but hopefully later it will be? I’m super excited for Tears of the Kingdom! In the far off future I’m excited for Rivals of Aether 2 which is a platform fighter releasing in 2024, let me know of your most anticipated releases and I’ll see if I could play them with you!
Also I never got into FPS games but I could totally see myself playing like CoD with you or Escape From Tarkov. Any FPS really, I’m down.
I am a fan of Pokemon but with how things have been lately I don’t know how long that will last. Pixelmon is a common Pokemon mod I play for Minecraft if you want to play that! Also if I say I want to play something with you I mean it but there are often times when no matter how much I want to I'm just drained and can do little more than lay in bed so please don't think I'm making an excuse.
I really enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in pretty much everything, it could be biology, technology, astronomy, anything! I love seeing progression and I love talking about it! Really I could go on and on about what I’m obsessing about that day. I particularly love technology, ask me for my laptop specs I dare you. When I was little I always wanted to be a scientist of any kind but then insomnia and fear of college stuff hit me like a truck aaaand that’s the end of that dream.
You got me, I like anime but I’d like to think my tastes are benign.
Here’s some of my favorites I can list from the top of my head:
- To Your Eternity
- Vinland Saga
- Spice and Wolf
- Re:Zero
- Mob Psycho
- Dr. Stone
- Attack on Titan
- Spy x Family
- My Hero Academia
- Ranking of Kings
- Demon Slayer
Okay I can go on and on but I will say I don’t like pointless fan service and the spamming of cliche anime moments. I mostly enjoy action and anything well animated if it doesn’t have a potato story. Heck Demon Slayer could be my top 3 out of season 2’s animation alone. I don’t watch slice of life often or romance but I would with you!
I’m not going to go on and on about the tiniest little things when the main ones are covered but I’ll watch pretty much any show with you and anything really. I like random youtube videos that explain some kind of lore or mystery, sometimes mini documentaries too.
As for food I looove sushi and I’m a sucker for fast food. Okay and candy, definitely candy.
I used to play tennis but haven’t really had the opportunity nor friends to play it with and I’m way too socially anxious to seek it out. Also I will say that when we move to something like discord I type waaaay more casually. I’m not going to expect long paragraphs back and forth like we’re writing English papers for each other, I do enjoy long conversations but seriously don’t worry about having to put the utmost effort into every response, I just like making good first impressions I guess.
My Physical Characteristics:
I’m 5’8 (172cm), 128 pounds (58kg), with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I like keeping my hair long in the winter and cutting it in the summer. I’m pretty slim in general so if you’re looking for someone large, that’s not me. I don’t work out but my work is pretty physical so at least I’m not totally inactive. I don’t have the urge to work out or gain muscle but I do want to maintain my slim figure so if I start losing control of that I’ll work out. I like to keep my face shaved because I don’t think I look good with a beard/mustache so if you’re into those I apologize. I have an average amount of body hair? I’d prefer to be completely shaved but it’s easy to lose motivation with that battle, if you prefer shaved then I’d have no problem complying. Anyways here’s what I look like: https://imgur.com/a/MZZgf2t
My Physical Preferences:
Having physical preferences makes me feel shallow, if I could make myself not have them I would but unfortunately that’s now how that works. I don’t care if you’re shorter or taller than me and I don’t care if you weigh more or less than me. All I ask is that you’re slim-average weight. I would never ask for someone to be something I’m not. I don’t care about tattoos or piercings.**(6)Expectations of You (Relationship Only):**I am not looking for someone “exciting” or someone to “keep me on my toes” I’m not looking for someone to cater to my every whim or anything like that. I don’t care if you’re “boring” or if you aren’t “successful”. I know it’s a common thing for people to not want a “boring” relationship and to seek something argumentative or something with constant challenges but I just want to be with you. During the exciting times, the boring times, and everything in-between, all of it will be great with you! Maybe we do argue sometimes or maybe there will be challenges but that will never be something I purposefully seek out and I don’t want that to be something you seek out either. I will not play tricks on you and I will not play mind games, I expect the same from you. We all have personal measures of success we may or may not have lived up to but what I care about most is our commitment to each other. If we have each other we can get through tough times, near the ends of our lives I want us to look back and feel that this life together was worth more than anything. That’s not saying I want us to be haphazard, I don’t want us to make poor decisions for the sake of yolo and I want us to always be rational, especially with each other. I want you to be someone I can trust to make decisions and weigh the options with a level head, I’ll try my best to live up to the same for you. Most of all I want empathy, understanding, someone to feel the utmost comfort and trust in.
Living Situation:
Currently my life is pretty relaxed, I work 3 times a week as a night shift stocker. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my roommate but we’re looking to move into someplace larger by the end of the year if everything works out. The internet is weirdly great for Ohio too like I have fiber and later this year we’re supposed to be getting dedicated fiber so that’s neat. I’m not attached to Ohio so the ultimate goal living location wise is probably moving to a country that won’t send you into a lifetime of dealing with the repercussions from one medical emergency.
Deal Breakers:
Might as well make this simple and make it a list.
- Anti-vaxxers
- Unironically believing astrology
- Right wingers
- Hard drugs (occasional 420 and alcohol is fine, may even join you)
- Wanting children, there was a time when I was younger when I wanted children but with the state of the word that’s a definite no and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress. I’d love a stress free life with as much time with you as possible.
- Homophobic
- Transphobic
- Racist
- Super Religious
- Don’t be a bigot and don’t deny facts.
Closing Remarks:
Well you made it, I was thinking that finding someone I’d be willing to put a lifetime of effort into at least required this much effort. If I think of anything more I’ll update the post. Also about timezones, it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. I don’t have a sleep schedule and I have most of the week off from work so it really doesn’t matter.
I request that in your response you do put effort into it, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as long as this but at least enough so I know that you read this and enough about you so I know why you saw potential compatibility. I will seriously read all of it and respond the best I can. I do also request a pic included in your response (sfw please) or one soon after we start talking to prove identity, I’ll send identity proving pics too. As long as this post is up, you can send a reply!
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2023.05.31 18:38 annesche My first ~60-hour-fast after a month of ADF

I did ADF through May - or almost, as I fasted on Mon, Wed, Fri and ate on both Sat and Sunday. Sometimes I prolonged the 36 hours of ADF into 42 hours.
Generally, I look forward to eating on the fasting days, and I look forward to fasting on the eating days, especially after the weekend.
Today I'm on the second day of a 2-day-(60 hour)fast - and it goes very well. Lots of water, some coffee, some salts, Magnesium & Potassium (not huge amounts for this short fast).
I feel fine, the second day feels even easier than the first, so in future I will do more 2-day-fasts!
It is 6:30 p. m. here in Germany, so I almost finished the 2nd day. Looking forward to that breakfast, though!!
The hunger is not the problem, not at all, but the appetite and the role food plays for me. I often use food to relax or to reward myself. That is something I have to work on - to find different ways to relax and reward.
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2023.05.31 18:37 you-can-kiss-my-axe Any advice for working at Jack in the Box?

I have an interview tomorrow afternoon for a team member position and I'm a bit nervous. This will be my first ever time working in fast food.
I do have a relative working there, and it's only a block away from my apartment, so I don't think it'll be all too bad. I'd still appreciate any advice though.
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2023.05.31 18:36 yyzworker 'Mortifying': Toronto woman says restaurant shamed her for ordering too much food

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2023.05.31 18:35 Salty145 Learn to Linger: Anime's Growing Pacing Problem

Learn to Linger: Anime's Growing Pacing Problem
Three years back I started watching the entire Ghibli catalog chronologically starting with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. I had never watched a Ghibli movie to completion up to that point, and let me just say that Miyazaki is kinda underrated. I know its common to rag on him because usually if someone cites one of his films as their favorite anime its probably because it they have probably only ever watched Ghibli films, but the man is by all accounts a master at what he does. Of all the movies I watched during that binge, though, one scene that still sticks with me to this day is the opening sequence to Nausicaä. The way the sound and visual direction is able to build this oppressive and isolating tone without any dialogue is brilliant and is the kind of scene that just tells you that you're gonna be in for a real treat.
If there's one thing that Ghibli films are most known for, even among non-anime fans, it's their ability to craft these cozy, vibrant worlds that awaken your in child and make you just want to explore every nook and cranny of their setting. However, they're far from an outlier in this regard. The 1980s and early 90s are brimming with genius directors who knew how to build an atmosphere. While he's best known for his work on 1995's Ghost in the Shell, director Mamoru Oshii was constructing deeply atmospheric all the way back in the 1980s, with his 1985 OVA Angel's Egg being perhaps the most extreme example of this. 1988's classic film Akira has been making the meme circuit lately, but it too thrives on building strong atmosphere. If you thought it just to be a lucky break, then let me point you to the third episode of 1987's Neo Tokyo which was also directed and storyboarded Katsuhiro Ootoomo and is just as rich in atmosphere as Akira is.
And I'm gonna be real with you chief... they just don't make em like they used to. A lot of people will chalk it up to "digital animation just hits different" but I don't think that paints a full picture. I think there's another factor at play here: one that I don't see discussed at all, but which I think any aspiring creative can learn from. So let's grab a nice warm cup of your preferred [insert whatever time you are reading this here] drink and let's explore pacing, atmosphere, and anime's growing need to slow the fuck down (mind my French).

I'm sure nothing can go wrong here...
Building Atmosphere
So before I can go into where modern anime feels like its lacking, we first need to break down just how the hell we build atmosphere and setting in the first place, or at least how these classic works do it.
The short and easy answer is that they linger (cue title card), but does that even mean? I could argue that Hell's Paradise lingers with just how much the character seem to stand around and exposit so how is that any different from those prior series? There is, after all, this idea in writing that you can't be action non-stop, that you have to slow down and let your audience catch their breath. However, there's a massive difference between what something like Hell's Paradise does and what something like Angel's Egg does. Angel's Egg's plot certainly moves by at what many would consider to be a snail's pace. Not much happens on screen. Shots and scenes stay on for seemingly longer than they need to, not presenting any real new information in the same way that something like Hell's Paradise does. In that show, every piece of exposition works to build something. In Angel's Egg, it does not. However, what it does do is build atmosphere. With little dialogue for the viewer to chew on, you're instead required to engage with the OVA through its sound design and presentation, you pay attention to the minutia of the world and the fine details in every aspect of its composition. It also contrasts nicely with the more "action-y" parts of the film. By pulling back, it builds in time for the viewer to reflect and contemplate the scene that came before it and how that plays into the overall themes of the work. It isn't just building to the future, but also giving time to reflect on the past.
Most commonly, though, these calmer, speechless, "lingering" sequences are used to build atmosphere, like in Nausicaä or the opening episode to 2003's Texhnolyze. It's techniques like these that gave 80s anime that unique feel about it and (as with the Texhnolyze example) can be seen to have some lingering effects on the industry at large. However, what if you aren't trying to build an atmospheric Sci-Fi work like most of what I've listed above. Well, lingering on plot beats can also serve another purpose: building character.
What a tasty omelette...
Building Character
Think about it like this, lingering as I've described above is the cinematic equivalent of "stopping to smell the roses". However, there's an equal component in character writing that is also frequently overlooked. I can't think of any colloquial idioms off the top of my head, so I'll instead I'll invoke Cowboy Bebop (and maybe a little known, band named after bugs) and call it the "You're gonna carry that weight" principle.
In the same way that not every story has a happy ending, not every emotional arc is gonna have a neat conclusion. Introspection is a great thing to do in your own life and sometimes its helpful to just sit down, clear your head, and just stew on a problem. Not every emotion is gonna present itself with a sweeping orchestra and a river of tears. Sometimes you just have to live with those emotions, only being able to make sense of them in the quiet moments. The night sure is thick with the feeling of impending clarity.
This applies as much to story-telling as it does real time. Series like 1981's Urusei Yatsura, 1998's Cowboy Bebop, and 1995's Neon Genesis Evangelion thrive here, and (perhaps unlike the section on atmosphere) this does permeate to some degree into the more modern era of anime, serving as the core to 2016's March Comes in Like a Lion, and 2021's Megalobox 2 and Sonny Boy. So it's not a hard principle to grasp, but one that I do feel (as I will elaborate on in the next section) is a dying art. Hell, if I can go off on a brief tangent, while Chainsaw Man got a lot of shit by a vocal minority of fans for being "too cinematic", I think that cinematic feel and Nakayama's insertion of anime-original "fluff scenes" (see that famous Aki's morning routine sequence) help to build the atmosphere and sense of resolve in its characters. It helps them feel far more real despite their absurd flaws than most other Shounen casts in recent memory, but I digress.
So now that I've name dropped a dozen or so series that do it right (in what is quickly unraveling into a mess of a writing piece), let's explore why old thing good, new thing bad, or at least where a lot of more recent shows seem to miss the point...
I'm sure this man brews a mean cup of Joe...
The Modern Problem
Who here is watching Heavenly Delusion? Yeah, that's right. Time to talk about current things and get SPICY with my takes.
I think Heavenly Delusion is one of the biggest let downs this season. Ironically, while its OP builds a strong sense of atmosphere and does a lot of what I talk about here but in OP form, the series itself never seems to get it, and its far from alone. See, for a post-apocalyptic story, Heavenly Delusion does a pretty poor job of world-building. It's always moving, always proposing new questions (to speak nothing on how I feel about those questions), and always expositing, but it never stops. It never slows down long enough to give you time to process any of it, and in a genre as stooped in atmosphere as post-apocalyptic survival stories tend to be, I find that deeply unfortunately. Just take a look at 2017's Girls' Last Tour and I dare you to say that Heavenly Delusion has half the sense of atmosphere that show has. GLT is dripping in atmosphere for a lot of the reasons I've already talked about. It's hauntingly dripping in suffocating silence and hopelessness and feeds that into what narrative tangents we get every odd episode. Heavenly Delusion has none of that. Hell, it can't even make the man-eaters convincingly intimidating.
And it's far from alone. While some series from recent memory thrive on their quick wit (Bocchi the Rock, The Tatami Time Machine Blues, Great Pretender, etc.) so many others seem intent on moving at the speed of sound, and missing out on the slow parts that gives your story heart. Trigun Stampede doesn't work half as well without slowing down every so often, and finishing every episode off with a contemplative and slow ED that works as a great consolidation of resources to give you that breathing room and time to linger; Skip and Loafer excels at tinging some of its slower moments with a hint of profound sadness and introspection that build a sense of realness to its narrative instead of droning on from plot point to plot point; and the highly overlooked Do It Yourself from last fall is basically Lingering the Animation with how it uses a methodical plot to deliver one of the most pointed portrayals of "enjoy life in the moment" that the genre has ever put forth. All these series work by slowing their pacing when they need to and giving time to linger and are all newer series, so what am I even on right now?
No, the problem is all the shows that simply don't so this. Call of the Night has a setting rife for this atmospheric contemplation but decides that's slow and boring so its gonna be a pseudo-Shounen instead. Hell's Paradise comes out of the gate with its narrative and only slows down to play exposition catch-up after hooking in the audience. Demon Slayer couldn't be bothered to give us more than a line of dialogue from the family whose brutal (off-screen) murder at the hand of demons serves as the backbone of its entire narrative. Jujutsu Kaisen suffers the same, ultimately undermining what could be a half decent meditation on death and the meaning of life (good thing we got Chainsaw Man for that). Oshi no Ko decides to front load its story, not with endearing character moments, but an hour and a half of exposition all to set up one scene that itself barely deserves the setup. I'm kinda picking on the big names because they're the most prominent, but believe me this issue goes all the way down the food chain. But I think the most egregious offenders are Summertime Render and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The former having the audacity to layer that sweet, sweet atmosphere on thick in the opening episodes only to push it aside in mind-numbingly fast-paced action, and the latter... well...
I watched Edgerunners back during the initial hype, and while I certainly enjoyed its great cast, great animation, and excellent score, I always felt like it was missing something though I could never put my finger on it. Now I kinda get it. For a series based on Japanese cyberpunk aesthetics that (as far as I'm aware) arose from the Sci-Fi boom of the 80s, it seems to not fully understand what made that aesthetic work in the first place. In the most brutal twist of irony imaginable, Edgerunners is a fast-pace, high octane action series form start to finish that never once stops to linger long enough to allow any of the weight to settle in. It never slows to explore the implications of its setting besides "this is just how the genre does things I guess" and tries to be so cool so hard that at times it overplays its hand and can come off as awkward (you will never convince me that "Choom" is not cringy af). It is an overall really good show, but standing in the shadow of giants, I just can't help but feel like it could have been so much more.
Anyway, let's wrap this puppy up...
Side note: the ED actually has a pretty great sense of weight to it that the series itself lacks. Go watch that MV if you haven't already...
Final Thoughts
So what's the point?
Gonna be honest... I don't know. I know at the end of the day, most people who watch anime don't care and that's fine. I hold no grudges for those who like any of the series that I listed above, and do think many of them (pretty much all of them except Summertime Render) have their own charms that make for enjoyable, if incomplete, watches. But at the same time, I'm hoping that by spending this last hour or so of my time, I can maybe get some gears turning in your head and get discussion going on how to improve things in the future. I know a lot of new fans don't like to watch older anime for any number of reasons, even if I think by doing that we blind ourselves and create problems that past generations have already solved. I'm an artist at heart. I love to hone my craft my seeing what works and doesn't work in others, and hope that just maybe I can maybe provoke a cheekly little "interesting. I never thought of it like that" from like-minded folk.
I've always loved anime for its ability to build atmosphere and style, and maybe just a little feel like the modern climate is moving away from that. However, instead of making another "old anime good, new anime bad" post I wanted to maybe be a little more constructive and dive into the why behind the way I feel.
I hope this was at least mildly enjoyable to read, and I'd love to hear what y'all have to say about this topic in the comments below. Meanwhile, I've been sitting at this screen for close to two hours and need to go touch some grass.
Maybe I'll finally watch that 2nd Patlabor film like I've been meaning to for the last week...
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2023.05.31 18:35 Current-Ruin2765 Personal Preference ?

Personal Preference ?
Asked chatgpt to choose a fast food restaurant for me, and it admits to having a personal preference. I’ve been trying to get it to explain, but it’s not having it.
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2023.05.31 18:35 Chitownitl20 This is what happens when you have a workforce that doesn't have sick time or adequate pay.

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2023.05.31 18:34 StocksonHighAlertz NeoVolta Inc. $NEOV Award Winning Battery Storage & Solar Power

Hello everyone and welcome to our new members,
As mentioned yesterday, we hope everyone had a great and safe long weekend. We have a strong conviction on this one. The tech appears solid and the need for these systems is on the rise.
Your Coming Summer of Blackouts The grid monitors say two-thirds of the U.S. risks electricity outage. -WSJ
US power grids vulnerable to extreme heat conditions this summer, NERC says -Reuters
Next Gen Battery Storage and Solar Power for Industrial and Residential Use
NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV) Poised to Take Advantage of Government Incentives, Impressive Management and Experiencing Rapid Growth
Current Price $2.80/Share Public Float 28.28M Shares Held by Insiders and Institutions 18.07% - Source Yahoo Finance
About NeoVolta - NeoVolta designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage systems for both residential and industrial use. Its storage solutions are engineered with lithium iron phosphate (LiFe(PO4)) battery chemistry, which is clean, nontoxic, and nonflammable. The residential-focused NeoVolta NV14 is equipped with a solar-rechargeable 14.4 kWh battery system, a 7,680-Watt inverter, and a web-based energy management system with 24/7 monitoring. The system’s 6,000-cycle battery life, one of the longest on the market, translates to 16.5 years of useful life, based on a full charge and discharge each day. The NV14 has passed the product safety standards set forth by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for battery energy storage safety testing.
Award Winning Technology
The NV14 system has been named one of Solar Power World’s Top Solar Storage Products for 2022. This marks the fourth consecutive year the NV14 has received the award from Solar Power World, one of the solar industry’s leading media outlets.
How it Works
Engineered For Safety With Iron, Not Ion Home Energy Storage Built with Safer Lithium Iron Phosphate Built with Lithium Iron Phosphate [LiFe(PO4)] Longer-lasting and safer battery technology
Non-toxic, cobalt-free energy storage Built for Stability Non-toxic, with superior thermal and chemical stability
NeoVolta Is Built with Safer Lithium Iron not Lithium Ion with Cobalt Built specifically for solar energy storage Batteries are designed for homes, not for cars
NV14 has a higher temperature tolerance than Lithium-Ion batteries Under extreme heat, Iron outperforms Ion
No Maintenance Costs Required 10 year warranty
Built with longer-lasting IRON, not ION 13,896 Wh X 365 days x 10 years 50,720 kWh lifetime throughput
Floor or Wall Mounted Easy Installation Weatherproof and installs in a garage or on the side of a home.
Remote Monitoring They monitor the health of the system so you don't have to.
VIDEO: See How the NeoVolta NV14/NV24 Work
NeoVolta’s NV14 is the first Lithium Iron Energy Storage System to be approved by the California Energy Commission. It seamlessly powers up to 16 breakers and 32 amps of continuous power through peak rates or grid outages.
Connect to DC solar installations without any external inverters or to AC solar installations via String or Micro Inverter.
The rapid auto transfer switch, ensures that even when the grid goes down, power remains uninterrupted.
Recent News
NeoVolta’s Backup System Saves MDX Labs’ Lifesaving Medications During Multiple Grid Outages
- Commercial Battery Backup System Has Prevented the Loss of MDX’s Critical Functions and Thousands of Dollars in Inventory During Numerous Power Failures
SAN DIEGO, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV) – NeoVolta Inc., manufacturer of Smart Energy Storage Solutions, has kept MDX Labs protected during multiple grid outages with reliable battery backup. Thanks to NeoVolta, the laboratory’s critical functions (refrigeration, server, and lights) have kept running, saving thousands of dollars while sustaining lifesaving medications and vaccines.
Founded in 2020, Henderson-based MDX Labs is the top privately held molecular and clinical diagnostic laboratory in the state of Nevada. MDX provides on-site testing services to a range of manufacturers, casinos, entertainers, restaurants, and nonprofit organizations, and it is the official overflow laboratory for the Southern Nevada Health District.
MDX Labs houses large quantities of vaccines, patient samples, and medications that require refrigeration. When grid outages occurred in the past, MDX would often lose tens of thousands of dollars in product and face periods of product unavailability while awaiting restock. In late 2021, MDX began searching for a battery backup system and discovered NeoVolta, which features a clean lithium iron phosphate battery and a hybrid inverter that can accept 208-volt power connections. NeoVolta can also charge from the power grid, eliminating the need for solar installation. In March 2022, MDX Labs installed NeoVolta’s NV14 Energy Storage System.
“Being able to support commercial facilities that are powered with 208-volt electricity is an amazing capability. Transformers are not required, which saves customers thousands of dollars and eliminates loud equipment that gives off radiant heat,” said Brent Willson, CEO of NeoVolta. “Our energy storage solutions are a very smart investment, especially considering the cost and consequence of an outage that would result in the loss of vital medical supplies and medications. We are thrilled to be partnering with MDX, a world-class clinical diagnostic laboratory.” FULL ARTICLE
NeoVolta Approved for Partnership by GoodLeap, the Top U.S. Financer for Solar and Sustainable Tech
- Offering Flexible Options for Consumers to Pay for Battery Storage
- NeoVolta Approved for Partnership by GoodLeap, the Top U.S. Financer for Solar and Sustainable Tech
SAN DIEGO, May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV) – NeoVolta Inc., manufacturer of Smart Energy Storage Solutions, has partnered with the sustainable home improvement finance platform GoodLeap to make solar energy storage as affordable as possible for more homeowners.
GoodLeap will finance standalone NeoVolta Energy Storage System (ESS) installations with or without solar panels. They offer flexible terms and highly competitive rates. As of 2022, GoodLeap was the number one financing platform, responsible for 26% of the entire U.S. residential solar market.
To apply, homeowners can coordinate with their installer on costs and then complete an online application. The process is fast and easy, and the underwriting is very flexible so that more homeowners get approved. Finally, GoodLeap has a strong reputation for exceptional customer service, with phone calls answered live by experienced solar professionals.
“GoodLeap’s low financing rates will allow more homeowners to enjoy years of utility savings and long-lasting blackout protection with NeoVolta energy storage,” said CEO Brent Willson, CEO of NeoVolta. “Our energy storage solutions are a very smart investment, and it’s never been easier to get started. With GoodLeap financing, NeoVolta’s market is opening to a much bigger audience. We are thrilled to be partnering with a world-class provider of sustainable home improvement financing.”
The partnership with GoodLeap is expected to help fuel NeoVolta’s continued success in the rapidly growing home energy storage market.
Devastating power outages throughout the country, caused by wildfires, extreme weather, and an increasingly unstable grid system, have underscored the urgent need for home backup power.
NeoVolta storage systems are designed for safety and performance. They use lithium iron phosphate battery chemistry, the nonflammable and nontoxic alternative to lithium ion. NeoVolta’s flagship NV14 energy storage system has a very high storage capacity of 14.4 kilowatt-hours, expandable to 24.0 kWh with the optional NV24 battery—without the expense of a second inverter. The system’s inverter discharges 7.7 kilowatts of instantaneous power, more than most mainstream competitors.
For its superior safety, performance and compatibility with any solar system, new or existing, the NV14 has been named one of Solar Power World’s top storage products four years in a row. FULL ARTICLE
NeoVolta Selected to Provide American Development Partners with Energy Storage for More Than 400 Regenerative Treatment Centers
- NeoVolta’s Energy Storage and Intelligent Power Management Will Be Deployed in Treatment Center Builds Nationwide Over Next Seven Years
- NeoVolta Selected to Provide American Development Partners with Energy Storage for More Than 400 Regenerative Treatment Centers
SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV) – NeoVolta Inc., manufacturer of Smart Energy Storage Solutions, announced today that its systems will be deployed in more than 400 Orthagenex treatment centers nationwide. This is part of a rollout of NeoVolta batteries in thousands of American Development Partners (ADP) properties across the country over the next several years.
Together with ADP, NeoVolta will provide energy storage systems and intelligent power management for Orthagenex’s cutting edge regenerative medicine treatments centers. These 400 builds over the next seven years will be equipped with NeoVolta’s NV14 and NV24 Energy Storage Systems. The clean solar energy stored in the NeoVolta batteries will be used to dramatically reduce electric bills and serve as a backup in the event of a power loss.
American Development Partners developer Manny Butera said, “At ADP, we work with companies who innovate. NeoVolta’s advanced energy storage product is a perfect fit for the properties we are developing. We are thrilled to continue our close relationship with NeoVolta.” FULL ARTICLE
NeoVolta Poised for California’s NEM Incentives to Pair Solar with Battery Storage
- Additional $630 Million in California State Funding Set Aside to Support Residential Low-Income Solar Plus Storage Adopters
- NeoVolta Poised for California’s NEM Incentives to Pair Solar with Battery Storage
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV) – NeoVolta Inc., manufacturer of Smart Energy Storage Solutions, announced today that it expects California’s recently updated Net Energy Metering (NEM) program to drive increased demand for energy storage systems.
On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a decision to update the NEM tariff to promote consumer adoption of solar and battery storage. The program will go into effect on April 13, 2023. According to the CPUC, the move was designed to financially incentivize Californians to install both battery and solar systems.
The CPUC stated that the current NEM 2.0 program was not aligned with California’s grid reliability and climate goals, noting that the increased use of electricity between 4 and 9 p.m. causes dependence on fossil fuel gas plants to meet the demand. With the battery storage incentive, the CPUC hopes to see an increased adoption of residential energy storage that will better support the needs of the grid, with customers saving self-generated solar energy for use in the evening hours.
An additional $630 million in state funding has been set aside by the California State Legislature for residential low-income solar plus battery storage adopters. The decision bolsters federal incentives provided by the Inflation Reduction Act for solar and battery storage.
It’s important to note that NEM 3.0 is not retroactive. Rooftop solar systems installed under NEM 2.0 will remain under that policy for a 20-year grandfathering period. This means existing rooftop solar owners who add a battery after the April 13 deadline will not be subject to NEM 3.0.
“We expect that NEM 3.0 will make Californians more aware of their energy consumption, encouraging them to conserve energy and pair rooftop solar systems with battery storage,” said NeoVolta CEO Brent Willson. “Californians who adopt this strategy will dramatically reduce their electrical bills while increasing their energy resiliency during periods of prolonged blackouts, fires, and flooding.”
California’s vast solar plus storage market has a dramatic impact on the grid. California has about 12 GW of distributed solar generation already installed, equal to nearly 25% of peak demand statewide. California also has more than 80,000 customer-owned batteries connected to the grid, with a storage potential of 900 MW, according to a September 2022 study by the California Solar & Storage Association. FULL ARTICLE
Homebuilder Rebates and Savings
Starting 2020: California Requires Solar On New Construction Each NeoVolta NV14 Could Save Builders $8,500+ (Equipment & Rebates)
Impressive Management
Brent Wilson, CEO
Brent Willson is a retired USMC Colonel with 30+ years of experience, who managed $100B aviation acquisition portfolio for the Defense Department. Brent is passionate about clean energy and providing battery energy storage solutions to consumers that provide the comfort of black out protection and the ability to offset increasing grid costs, with the solar power they produce.
NeoVolta Directors & NeoVolta Advisory
An older investor presentation (2019) but still relevant.
We will be back with more soon on NeoVolta Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOV)
The Team
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2023.05.31 18:33 yolkofficial What organizations/people can help me escape my house as opposed to going straight to being homeless?

If you're just going to tell me to get a job, don't bother, I WOULD NOT BE MAKING THIS POST IF I COULD SAFELY LEAVE THE HOUSE AND GET A JOB.
I'm 18, but I can't move out. My mom will find me. She won't let me grow up. She has made me dependant on her. She insists on doing everything for me. I'm living in this lavish mental prison, I can have any material thing or fast food I want at any time, but I can't leave without telling her where I'm going. I can go for a walk outside, but I have a mental boundary to where I start getting guilty and paranoid if I cross it. If I were to try to go straight to being homeless, she would find me. She would track me down. She would yell and cry at me, probably try to hug me to. I'm 18, I want to be an adult, I want friends, I want to be a part of my community, I want to live on my own, I want to take care of myself, and most importantly, I want to do all of that without her knowing where I am. I can't sneak out at night cus she'll find out and freak. She'll call incessantly trying to find me and she won't give up until she does and she will call the cops on me. I'm a prisoner in my own home. She is emotionally codependent on me, and she is delusional and fake.
Another issue is I'm trans, so she's lost her mind over me transitioning, and wants her child back but she isn't talking about me, or even what I was when I was born, she has this completely different mental image of the child she wants, and openly tells me she's mourning the loss of a child as if I'm some complete different person, BUT also keeps begging me to love her and worships the ground I walk on and I can't take it anymore, I need to get out but she'll try to find me and I can't have people over cus she'll question them and try to be buddies with them and try to tell them how much she "cares" about her trans son, I hate her for that, she's fake. She sees me as an object, a doll, a child and she's going crazy off of some empty nest crap, I don't know. I can't talk to her about moving out cus she would yell and cry if I said I didn't want her to help me. I don't want her in my life, she lost that privilege and I'm not sorry. I only fear her. There is nothing left between us.
I need a place to go, but I don't know who to contact, and I can't go to the streets, because she'll easily find me and drag me back home and I won't hear the end of it, and she'll call the family, and they'll come over to shame me. I don't want to live like this anymore. She won't let me be an adult without her being there to "help". She's got my savings account, and while I have my own copies, she has copies of my SS card and birth certificates and she's using them to fetishize this non-existent child she has and I feel sick and I want to take those from her because they're mine, that's my life on those papers and she's got this thought in her mind that she's entitled to keep copies cus she's my mom, but she's already basically disowned me and is living in a delusional world, I want those papers, no one in this whole world but the government should have copies of those documents, please understand me on that part, I don't want her having those copies because she is insane.
I'm in Montana, more specifically the south eastern part, but I'm willing to go anywhere in the state that will accept me. If there's anywhere a queer young adult can go and be safe, I want to know. If someone reading this has room in their house, I would be greatful if you offered it. I've only got a $50 bill, rest of my money is in that account and I don't even know if I'll ever be able to get that money back without my mom flipping out. I can't make it to the bank because I don't know how to drive and if I walked to the bank, which is far away, it wouldn't take long before I get frantic calls and I get tracked down. Help me, I'm 18, and I can't get away. If it wasn't for the many items I treasure and don't want to leave behind, it's I can't leave unless I specifically have somewhere to go, if a place to stay falls through, there's no coming back from it, my life will become more of a hell than it already is. If there's a program that could help, if there's a church that would take me, if there was anything, anything that could help within the next few weeks, it would give me hope. I'm trying to get help with disability and assistance from the state, but they're taking forever and I'm probably stuck on some waiting list, but I can't keep taking this every day.
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2023.05.31 18:33 mateus_1999 Am I getting lowballed? Should I ask for a raise (UK)

So I've been working for 1 year in this local french food bistro in Liverpool-UK. The place is quite small and there is only 1 person working in the kitchen basically (wich is me, and the owner on my 1-2 days off). I started May '22 at 11£/h wich was not bad (I think?). I have loads of responsibilities since I run the kitchen by myself, including stock check, shopping lists, most of the cleaning of the equipment and area is done by me, health&safety checks and lists, and almost every single item that was added to the menu since I started was my idea. I Improved the social media profile of the restaurant a lot, wich was messy and not eye catching at all, all posts were texts of promotions instead of photos of food, now we have the whole menu photographed with great shots of each item on our IG. The minimum wage has risen to 10.42 this year, and I think that for all the responsability that I have in that place, the improvement that I provided, getting paid little more than 50p over the minimum wage is not that much. However I am not the most experienced chef (I've worked for a bit less than 2 years in the industry before this job) and I'm a young guy, 24yo, so I am a bit insecure whether asking for a raise might sound inappropriate/self entitled or... I dont know. I am unsure on how to ask for a raise too, what approach should I use to sound convincing, as I never worked on the same place for this long.
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2023.05.31 18:33 justcameheretosayy Vegan Restaraunts?

Hi All! :) My boyfriend and I are moving to Naples this weekend. We are super excited!! I am plant based (I don't eat any meat and am dairy free), so I am just wondering a few things - any good restaurants or cafes that have vegan options or are fully vegetarian or vegan? Do coffee shops generally carry oat or almond milk? Are there any health food kind of grocery stores similar to Whole Foods? (other than whole foods lol). Thanks for your help!!
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2023.05.31 18:31 crushed-little-star [Mobile] [Early 2010s] Simple fast food restaurant game where you can make burgers and fries to eat

Platform(s): Mobile Game (I played it on Android)
Genre: Cooking Game
Estimated year of release: 2013-2015 (Early 2010s)
Graphics/art style: Very simple, cutesy, "kawaii" 2D artstyle. Bright and colorful; definitely for children.
Notable characters: There weren't any characters in game but I do remember a little boy in an white apron who was on the main menu. He had short red/brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt under the apron.
Notable gameplay mechanics: It was in first person and you, the player, never actually moved. You just went screen to screen, like a Flash dress up/makeover game. The actual gameplay was very basic. All you would do is tap to select what type of fries you wanted to make, tap to cut them, tap to fry, and you're done. Same mechanics for frying the burger and pouring drinks from the dispenser.
Other details:
- The logo was a burger or some sort of emblem with a smiley face
- There were options to make normal, waffle, and curly fries.
- The name was "---- Burger" or "---- Restaurant". The dashes were a word that I remember being very unfamiliar with; either it was made up of just the name of the company who made the game. I think it started with a K
- It was very sandbox; no goal or story. You could just make whatever food you wanted and you got to eat at the end (by tapping the plate and making bites appear.)
If you have a slightest idea on what the game might be, please let me know!
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2023.05.31 18:27 Wooden_Radish180 Assistance advice + looking for someone willing to invest in me?

Hello everyone. I am basically exploring almost all options that I can to help change our family outlook around. We're not struggling to put food on the table. We're in a house. Both me and my wife work jobs (me full-time and my wife part-time). However, our family expenses have simply grown much more rapidly than our incomes. I am in the process right now of trying to build my freelance business and am extremely motivated in that area. I am working as if and believing that one day can pay down all of our debt (student loans, medical, etc) so we can focus on saving and setting our kids up the best we can. I am also looking to work with a volunteer business mentor in my local area through a program.
The problem is that these things take time. I've been in contact with potential freelance clients, but am many times at their pace.
The catalyst for me going this route is recently having my car reposessed (one car, one driver which is me, family). I did get it back but as you would assume had to pay quite a bit out of pocket. Even with help from my sister, it crippled us for the past two weeks. The past week of a negative bank account did open my eyes to some things to work on budget wise, but I did use credit card for things like gas, water, kids lunches, etc). Our current jobs work so fluidly for our family in terms of flexibility, childcare that uprooting that to go back to agency would incure additional expenses related to childcare and eliminate our flexible flow since I am on the only driver.
I am here looking to see if there are any people looking for businesses services that I might be able to help with. I'll be honest, I sometimes daydream of coming across a wealthy person who simply needs sometimes to help them run a part of their business and pays well. If that is avaiable here, I would be interested in knowing how I could help. Many of my local small business clients or individuals don't have a lot to pay, but I am still trying to make it work with long-term goals in mind.
If you have any suggestions, that would be helpful too. There's a part of me that feels "there's money out there" if I find the right clients or people to work with. My friends aren't exactly as motivated as I am in changing our situations around. I'd love to one day own a business with what I've learned, am learning and continue to learn, but I am also trying to take care of things that I simply cannot catch up on with a better outlook. I just don't want to go another year, be in the same situation, look back and wonder "did I try everything I could?"
My skills are in the personal branding/marketing, graphic design, photography, video production, team leadership area. StrengthsFinders: Relator, Adaptability, Maximizer, Developer, Futuristic.
Currently working to help a couple of local restaurant/baking business owners grow their businesses (menu/website + online ordering system, photography, logo refinement, social media graphics and video, helping them with camera presence, etc). However, they are not big paying. My hope is that I complete those assignments to propel my services. I'm also working with a friend who is in real estate to sell services in virtually staging homes (putting 3D furniture in empty room listing photos).
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2023.05.31 18:25 seandavidson123 'Mortifying': Toronto woman says restaurant shamed her for ordering too much food

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2023.05.31 18:25 rikerman Sick workers tied to 40% of restaurant food poisoning outbreaks, CDC says

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2023.05.31 18:24 seandavidson123 'Mortifying': Toronto woman says restaurant shamed her for ordering too much food

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2023.05.31 18:22 Asleep-Childhood-471 The Top 10 Restaurant and Fast Food Franchises in the UK

The Top 10 Restaurant and Fast Food Franchises in the UK
Among the many choices, Archies Manchester and fast-food franchises have gained significant popularity due to their consistent quality, established brand recognition, and efficient business models. By becoming a McDonald’s franchisee, entrepreneurs can tap into a proven business model and benefit from the brand’s strong reputation and widespread popularity.
source: https://neservicee.com/the-top-10-restaurant-and-fast-food-franchises-in-the-uk/
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