Good job moose on the whole move ordeal. Could you take a gander over at the banners thread and see if there are any new ones that strike your fancy? I particularly like >>402076 and >>402176 as there are the only animated .gif entries I've seen so far.
>>403733 Yeah, that checks out. Do you mean inline instead of inline-block? inline-block gives some extra control over display (particularly CSS properties that would be ignored when applied to an inline element), though I don't know if that's necessary here. It's something I can mess with when I do new(ish) CSS revamp.
Yeah, inline instead of inline-block. Inline treats a span of spoilered text as regular inline text, whereas inline-block treats the same span as a block. The latter can result in spoilered text breaking up a paragraph and making the text formatting look weird. I use a stylesheet hack to make spoilered text display as inline around here.
>>403751 >>403753 Not to be self-deprecating, we all know how impenetrable my ego is, but it's actually really surprising to me to see people on +4 wishing me well. Same with /pol/-kun calling me the nicest person in the politics thread.
Thanks though guys. I spent today recreationally picking up very heavy things and putting them back down. It was a really good time.
spoiler: talking about scabs, etc. I think I scratched the outer part my ear canal at least two months ago and it just gets so itchy and annoying when it heals that I pick out the new skin/liquidstuff within a day or two. Hopefully this time I have the willpower to let it heal once and for all. Fuck I hate this.
I know this is kind of obscure but I'm into reading obscure articles. The largest ever study on male sexual preferences has just been completed, and the results are hilarious. Over 90% of men prefer girls with a BMI in the illegal zone.
>get invited to a New Year's Eve party by a friend of mine >"Oh, by the way, it's in another county. Also, I'm staying a few days, but you can leave whenever" >... okay, sure, I'll stay for a few days too, might be fun >get everything ready on the 31st, including a magazine to read on the train, some books to read if the place has no wi-fi, and charging my phone >switch my phone on, turns out I had a text a few hours ago >"The host has a near-alphabetical list of medical conditions, and she's not feeling well, so the whole thing's off" >... Oh. Well, you can come to my place for New Year's... >"Thanks, but I already have a Plan B." >... Okay, have fun! >mfw he posts about it on facebook later, and everyone had a great time, while I spent New Year's playing Gemblo with my parents
I realised immediately after sending my last text that I could have asked if I was invited, but by the same token he could've invited me along, or at least checked to see if it was okay to bring somebody else.I later found out the party was in another part of the city, and I just don't know why I was invited to Plan A, but not Plan B.
>>403831 Part of me wants to talk to him about it, but I don't know how to even begin; I've never known him to do anything like this before (he'd invited me to a Halloween party at a rock club he sometimes goes to back in 2015) and I don't want to get all passive-aggressive about it.
>>403835 Life taught me this much. If something is bothering you, it will bother you forever until you deal with it.
If you don't want to appear passive-aggressive, then don't be. Be concise, simple, up-to-the-point, and be quick about it. Tell him it is bothering you how things went. Don't blame him, and don't blame yourself. Just say "this really sucked". If he is a good person, you will sort it out. If he is NOT a good person, then you have a problem.
But if you do nothing, and say nothing, it will bother you forever and never go away.
>>403982 Not really one in particular, but I was reminded by a newspaper article someone else was reading about "10 kids shows I never want to watch with my kids" which included LazyTown and Dirtgirlworld and other shows the writer hated for various reasons. That Dirtgirlworld one has a horrible art style though. Putting detailed human faces in animation (especially in incorrect proportions) is extremely hard to do well.
>tfw grew up mostly on shitty canadian/australian cartoons. the best animation was probably Soup Opera, which no-one ever knew the name of
I don't think I'd mind living in an RV, as long as it's a nice one with a shower in the bathroom and a kitchen. I could just use a relative's address for mailing and the like, nearly anything urgent is done over email nowadays anyway.
I'd probably have to switch parking lots almost every night to keep from getting towed or ticketed or something, but that wouldn't be much of a hassle.
Biggest issue would probably be with stuff breaking down, but if maintained well enough it would still last a considerable amount of time and cost less than paying rent or buying a house+car.
The more I think about this the more I consider actually doing it. I don't know if it belongs here or in the crazy ideas thread.
I mean, I'd do proper research before just going out and buying an rv, but living in one instead of a proper home just seems to make more sense financially based on what I've looked at so far.
Haaaaa my workplace is going down in flames. And I'm damn well going to stay here until I finish my fucking coffee, cause my depression, fear, and self-doubt keep me from thinking I'm worthy of a job anywhere else.
I somehow didn't realize that all of my subscription services would run out in January. I really did pick a pretty bad time to move. On the other hand it let's me review what I actually want to continue paying for.
>Watching The Lives of Others, notice Dreyman has codename "Lazlo" (or "Laszlo" depending on translation) >Google "Lazlo" to see if the word was meaningful >Camp Lazlo comes up >thats cool, search "Lazlo -camp" to remove results from the show >get Camp Lazlo vore images fuck this shit
My latest roommate might just be the worst person alive. She's the kind of haughty white bitch right-wing fucks love to point at to discredit social justice movements. She's constantly getting on my ass for eating meat and saw fit the other day to ask my other roommate to consider his privilege when he was refuting her points, not realizing that he's trans (oh, what a sweet moment that revelation was). At the same time she's constantly watching TV at an inhuman volume in the middle of the night, never doing the dishes, actively stealing others' food from the fridge and constantly having her ex with her dog over, even though we were pretty adamant about not wanting animals in the apartment. I'm so fucking glad I'm moving out next month and at the same time feel kinda bad for leaving my other roommates with this human garbage.
>>404220 >steals food from the fridge Bait and spike, you know the drill. Put inedible quantities of chilli, laxative, sand and/or other deterrents in random food and advise roommates to do the same. The downside is cleanup.
>>404254 Missing out on waking up at 4am to shovel snow? Missing out on putting chains on the tires of my car? Missing out on having the electricity go out or the water pipes freeze over? Missing out on decreased visibility and increased car accident chance? No, I am not missing out.
I'm debating whether or not to save porn on my computer.
I have found many images, gifs and webms that I like very much. I wish for them not to be lost like tears in the rain.
On the other hand, if someone ever found the stash I'd build they would be sickened and it would ruin our relationship. Or they would make fun of me constantly and it would ruin our relationship. Because I'm into weird shit.
>>404289 My wife found my stash back when we were still dating and bullied me for it, since I've got some pretty awkward tastes myself :(
That said, if you're really paranoid, save it in a folder, zip the folder, then either password the zip folder or change its file extension (not_porn.zip -> not_porn.jpg) or both. That's what I did when I kept a diary.
>>404289 Most people still look at porn, or at least pictures of pretty people, EVEN AFTER marriage. Your significant other must understand.
If you don't want people to find out, encrypt, do not name the files, hide them well, and. . . first and foremost, NEVER get a gf that will dig through your computer. If she does not respect your privacy and private space, she should not be a part of your life.
I don't even have a gf so that's not a problem. And the folder containing everything is hidden behind a .bat file. And every image is named with either a single letter or acronym standing for what kind of image it is and a string of random numbers (a picture of tits would be named T362737289 or something).
>>404289 Well, if you are going to watch it either way, then saving it isn't a big deal.
Do what I did when I was ultra paranoid: make an encrypted volume disguised as another file (there's a TrueCrypt to working mp4 script around if you're really scared) with a 50+ character password. There wasn't even anything that bad lol.
Just know the dismount hot key and don't leave your computer unattended. Honestly though, even simple obfuscation is enough.
The only downside I've ever really encountered when it comes to saving porn is the simple fact that those folders usually end up being the largest collections on my computer, which just ends up making me feel awkward about it.
A query and a concern. Person is an introvert to a point where it makes them sick from time to time and ends up withdrawing and limiting contact for periods of time. Lives a good amount away. Is there anything that can be done to help them?
>>404305 Like, their isolation is making them sick?
Try: >proposing a social event they may enjoy with few people (eg. camping, paintball) if they are close enough. Try and play to their interests >outright telling then their isolation is making them sick and offer solutions
>>404306 Its more she tries to be more social as far as she can as an introvert but then it all collapses back in on itself as her anxiety builds and she feels stretched too thin and starts to affect her health. Right now she's cutting off just about all direct contact through social media.
a situation which rendered her mute seems to acerbate the situation sometimes since that limits her ability to communicate and express as she would wish to.
she's been good as a Twitch streamer for a while has really grown in the last few months getting multiple partner deals and a sizable boost in her followers. She has lots of support and she wants to give back and that seems to be what leads to the problem.
Noted this is what I can ascertain from her messages to her group as she's been closing herself off. Been too busy and the group is now too large for me to be a regular.
I'm just wondering what kind of support one can communicate to a person that they wouldn't feel obligated to giving back and feeding that anxiety.
Let her know you appreciate any socializing she does with you, don’t push her to socialize any more than she wants, and ask her if you can do anything to help (for example, offer to act as a sounding board to whom they can spill her guts). That’s about alls you can do without forcing some sort of “help” on her, professional or otherwise.
>>404414 >>404415 >190lb (~132 kilos) One of these is very wrong, 132 kilos is close to 300 pounds. I'm gonna assume you weigh 190 pounds just because you said that one with more confidence. ANYWAY First things first, never eating after 4 is meaningless. If you consume 2400 calories in 24 hours, it doesn't matter if you eat exactly 100 calories every hour on the hour, or eat all 2400 at once right before bed, it's gonna have basically the same effect. If restricting yourself like that helps you to not overeat, go for it. Some people (like my wife) HAVE to eat pretty frequently or they hate the world and everything in it, so eating a lot of small meals throughout the day is best. Some people (like me) eat a LOT every time they eat, but are fine with only eating once or twice per day, so two big meals is best.
Now, back to the calorie count. This is ultimately what's going to have an effect on your weight. You need to know, more or less, how many calories you burn through a normal day. There are tools to roughly calculate this. Given that you're 6'2" at 190 pounds, I'm gonna assume you're not very active, because 190 at 6'2" is lightweight for an athlete who isn't a sprinter. Age also plays a factor, but only in the sense that metabolism tends to slow down with age, so I'm gonna say you're probably not old enough for that to matter. Inputting a sedentary 6'2" 190 pound 25 year old male into several TDEE(Total Daily Energy Expenditure) calculators yields an average daily burn of 2300 calories.
Given that a pound of human fat contains give-or-take 3500 calories, that means you need to eat 3500 calories under your maintenance level to lose about a pound. This is obviously best spread out over time. The average cut is 500 calories under your TDEE every day, to lose roughly a pound per week. That would put you at 1800 calories per day. If you'd prefer to eat more, you can eat at -250 daily, so 2050 calories per day, and lose a pound every two weeks, etc.
Now, you can eat basically whatever you want to hit those calorie counts, and use the MyFitnessPal app to keep track(it has a barcode scanner, super convenient), but WHAT you eat will make it easier or harder. You should start the day with protein and complex carbohydrates, which will provide slow, lasting energy. I eat 4 eggs and a serving of oatmeal every morning. Around lunch you'll need a pick-me-up, so eat some fruit and more protein. I eat peanut butter on rice cakes(would just be a PB sandwich but gluten makes my guts try to void my soul), a banana, and a protein shake every day for lunch. Mid-late afternoon, you'll hit a slump. Eat something kind of sugary--an apple, a little bit of honey on toast, a few prunes, something. Lastly, dinner is basically just "whatever's left," its only goal is to tide you over until bedtime. I have a week's worth of dinners that I cycle around. Use this as an excuse to get your veggies. Basically just eat a ton of vegetables and some meat.
If you want help making an exact meal plan to suit your needs, I can do that for you too, but otherwise that's all you really need to know. Good luck, brah, we're all gonna make it.
>>404414 >>404415 tl;dr at 190 pounds 6'2", eat 1800 calories per day to lose a pound per week or 2050 calories per day to lose a pound every two weeks. Use MyFitnessPal to keep track of EVERYTHING you ingest--not just the eggs you have for breakfast, but the butter you smeared in the pan to cook them in too. It's literally that easy.
By the way, if you've been strictly following your diet plan for 3+ weeks and have noticed NO weight change, it's probably safe to assume you're an anomaly for whatever reason--maybe your metabolism's slower than the average person your age or whatever. In that case, the laws of thermodynamics still don't change--eating 500 calories under your TDEE will still cause you to lose roughly a pound per week on average. It just means your TDEE is lower than the calculators thought. Take however much you HAD been eating and subtract 750, 500, or 250 from it, and continue on like that. I actually had to do this myself when I began my most recent cut, I lost no weight at all for close to a month before deciding I had probably considered myself too active and had to cut back a bit more.
>>404417 >>404418 >>404418 Actually, I meant 290lbs. Sorry. I'm prone to dyslexia-ly typing one word important word wrong. I apologize for making you type all that out assuming only 190 lbs. I would appreciate if you wanted to amend some what you just posted, as it look like you definitely know your stuff. I wish I was sedentary, I actually have a outdoors job and I get so exhausted from essentially hiking because of work that I'm poopdead once I get off. Being exhausted really curbs my desire to go get even more exhausted by going to the gym. Actually talking to someone about my diet is really helpful and fills me with determination.
Also, how the hell did you correctly guess my age?
>>404421 I don't actually go to fit. I happen to find that image on /ck/, back when I actually lurked /ck/ more than I'd like to admit. And I don't recall a /fit/ board ever on plus4chan. I've been here since summer '08 (or was it summer '09???) but then again I don't have the best memory.
>>404422 Good news: going to the gym is only required if it's a goal of yours. If you don't care about getting bigger, stronger, or more athletic, only about losing fat, gym is completely unrequired. Losing fat is only like 15% exercise, 85% diet. Anyway Average TDEE for your weight is about 3200. Losing 1.5 pounds per week is 2450 calories per day 1 pound per week is 2700 calories per day 1 pound per 2 weeks is 2950 per day. Once again, these are only estimates, monitor your weight to see how fast or slow you're losing weight and adjust accordingly, but do note that the body doesn't know what day it is and won't be exact. I've gone like 10 days while actually slowly gaining weight on a cut only to suddenly drop 3 pounds one morning. It's kind of an average long-term per-week deal.
Also, every say, 10 pounds lost, you'll need to eat less.
If you've got any other questions, or just wanna talk about it for motivation purposes, feel free to hit me up. I've said before, diet and exercise is one field I actually know my stuff in, and I do like talking about it.
>really old man talking to his newfound really old girlfriend >awkward pause >he: "... too bad we're really old, otherwise we'd fuck right now." >she: "We can try!" >transitions to an awkward 80yo sex scene
>>404538 Appreciating the difference would require actually having interaction with Valentine's Day beyond card swapping in Elementary school and having heart shaped candy lying around the house.
On an unrelated note: It's one thing to make a yoghurt-base blue cheese dressing, but to call it chunky blue cheese yoghurt dressing when it clearly has no chunkiness whatsoever is just outright deceptive. It's nearly as bad as how my dad started put garlic salt in an old container of garlic powder instead of usiing one that actually says garlic salt.
So, before I go back to bed, I'll note that somehow my room cealed well enough that after getting to bed late at around two or three I woke up at five with a feeling like I heald my breath too long. This didn't stop until after I quickly realised thst I had somehow sealed up my room well enough to run out of air and rushed to the door to open it and let more air in from the rest of the house. No matter how bad the weather is tomorrow I'm going to be spending some time with the window hanging open. I guess the upstairs jsut stayed at such a tempurature that it didn't need to run the fan at all? I wasn't sure if I'd be able to reach the door there.
>>404623 I'm mildly nervous about going back to sleep since this was just so unexpected. I keep feeling like I have a small burp but nothing's there. I'm wondering if it's something to do with my lungs or having the blanket too close to my face, but I disticntly remember feeling better as soon as I caught some air from right ont he other side of my bedroom door. I'm wondering fi I've been letting the oxegyn in my room get precariously low for years now without noticing, and what likelyhood there was of someone in that kind of situation even being able to reach the door like I did.
>>404624 Oh, right after I post that, I actually do feel little bits of lodged air release internally. Releivingly, I do feel a little better after that. Then it it felt like I needed to burp again and after releasing air for a bit, it felt for a moment like I might throw up? I'm going to ahve some water and try to get back to sleep, I don't want sleep deprevation either.
Apparently, a lot of people who spent too much online had their minds warped in a bad way. They sincerely believe if they act like total assholes: – it will make other people like them – it will change the world for the better
>>404660 This is probably a result of the self-love movement, which at some point got all twisted up to be about treating everyone like they're beneath you and the second anyone makes you doubt anything or calls you out or makes a mistake, cut them out of your lives.
Shame, I'm big on self-love, but this new style of it sucks eggs.
>school again: assembly edition >three music students decide it's a good idea to perform a song from the soundtrack of No. 6 anime, which according to a Japanese friend was about the characters' "forbidden love" >one tries to explain the plot on stage >it's accompanied by an on-screen montage, including guy-on-guy kissing scenes >my face when >students in my vicinity's faces when >principal and guest speaker's faces when >student's parents' faces when >mfw vice principal tries to be supportive and says she wishes more of the Chinese community could have seen the performance
Getting sick when you're no longer in your 20s is the fucking worst. Your body just doesn't shrug it off in a few days anymore and you're also expected to just suck it up and get better already. You're not a kid anymore after all.
If one day in the not too distant future you are ever struck by a pang of curiosity or animosity and wonder what became of Sneaky Tiki, I'm not actually gone, just teaching ESL in Korea starting next week and will probably have no time to post.
>>404910 >how would I know I thought about it for several years, and came to this conclusion.
The whole "I wish I would never have to work" is synonymous with "I am afraid that I cannot do it". Because if you know you can do the job, if you know you can pull it off, why be afraid of doing it? Because you think you're weak and cannot handle it.
>one of my prominent online names is in name field >sign up to website >homepage shows a feed of comments that include your name >its mostly vore I didn't really consider that kind of thing happening until a few years after I adopted the handle. I'm pretty sure a bunch of people think that's my fetish because of the name but it really isn't.
So uh, does anyone have any recommendations for a decently affordable red wine? I want to have a small glass per night for the health benefits, but uh, I’m having to cut this bottle I just bought with pop, it is INCREDIBLY medicinal, it honestly tastes exactly like cherry cough syrup.
I tend to prefer sweeter, fruitier flavors, if that makes a difference.
Some people are allergic or sensitive to them. They're often blamed for the headaches and inflamed cheeks red wine drinkers occasionally suffer. I generally do better on sulfite free wines. Also, cutting wine with water (1:2) like the ancients did helps both for avoiding wine headaches/hangovers if you're having more than one (and taste too, esp. with bitter wines).
I (18) just started walking home from a friend's 18th. His elder brother was somewhat intoxicated, and as his relations with his family are not great, he decided to walk home with me so to walk off his intoxication before talking to any of them.
As a younger brother in a stable family who really has no valid reason to bitch about, listening to a person explain a difficult life with serious family issues, who drinks to try and escape despite knowing its not going to help, who wants his parents to divorce, is a hard-hitting experience. Hearing a person with problems on the Internet is one thing, but with someone you know, it's very different, and much easier to empathise with their decisions and opinions. Hearing their thoughts on life, their experiences and everything. And I know he's a great guy: smart, humourous and polite, but just made regretful decisions while trying to do the right thing. I didn't remember to ask but I have a feeling he might have been a browser of 4chan.
Anyway, someone started following us at a distance, who looked aggressive. Friend's bro turned to me, and said that since he promised to walk me home, and actually had experience in fights, he would do his best to protect me. I don't know, the idea that someone betrayed by luck and life, who literally advised me against listening to instinctual morality, was willing to risk his health to defend a near-stranger. It's just a powerful fucking sentiment.
We ended up hiding out the back of the house of an old friend of mine, while I called my parents for a lift. We dropped him off in a safer place for him to continue walking home.
Thank you, M. I hope everything turns out well for you.
>>405310 I understand completely. I'm full on lumberjack-mode though. Full bodybeard. Takes forEVER to do any manscaping, like I legit run out of hot water in the shower before I'm done and have to finish the next day. Suuuuucks.
Not worth starting a thread and I'm in a bit of a hurry to type. Does anyone know of some webcomic/comic/cartoon characters that have a indubitably magniloquent representation, to the point where you believe the writer owns a veritable myriad of thesauri?
(aka characters who use heightened language often)
>>405373 The works of Andrew Hussie go in that direction at times. A handful of characters in Homestuck write/talk in fairly obtuse vocabulary. Rose Lalonda, Andrew Hussie, Kanaya Maryam and Doc Scratch to name the ones that come to mind.
>look at stick figure animation video I just remembered from when I used to visit FluidAnims (now merged with another site) >its a birthday present for an animator I looked up to >mfw now I'm a year older than he was >mfw he's in his twenties now >mfw I cant animate for shit and I still think he was a pro D:
I was spoiled recently on later books/plot details of a series I started reading (after picking the first one off the shelf at work) and it sounds like the dumbest shit ever which has seriously pissed me off, I guess I should be grateful that I heard about it now so I can stop buying them but its still a bitch.
Its Skulduggery Pleasant, I'm just near the end of book of 2