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Welcome back, mages. Part II 05/22/2022 (Sun) 22:41:35 No.2192
I'm not the same person who created the previous general thread (>>2), but since that one reached bump limit and it's about to fall off the front page, I thought it was time to start a new thread. So, like the original OP said, hop in this thread when you can and post about what you're up to or your thoughts lately.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like there's been less people around here lately. Then again I haven't been posting much either since I don't do anything day to day nor have anything worthwhile to say. The only thing to happen lately is that some plants I was growing died. Forgot to water them one day when it turned out to be a really hot one. Lost a rare medicinal herb I planted a long time ago that was supposed to give you vivid dreams. Never did try it since it was always sickly and didn't grow much. More than once it was a source of anxiety for me so it's bit of a relief to have it gone, but also a bit disappointing.
>>2194 Unfortunately, I've also noticed that there hasn't been much activity around here these past few weeks. Hopefully, you're right and it's just that none of us have anything interesting to say. I'm really sorry to hear that your plants died. From what you said, they were a very special kind of plants, in fact, I didn't know there was a medicinal herb that could give you vivid dreams. Our of curiosity, what is the name of that herb? To be honest, I can understand why you think it's a bit of a relief to have it gone. Taking care of a plant can be difficult. My mother spends a lot of time working on her garden, but she enjoys it a lot. As for me, I haven't done anything interesting lately. I've just been busy with my studies and trying to make some money. Actually, I forgot how much I disliked dealing with my university life. On a lighter note, I recently downloaded Unity for an assignment. I can see why so many people use that game engine. You can even download interactive tutorial projects to help you learn how to use the program. I doubt I'll make good use of it, though.
>2195 >I didn't know there was a medicinal herb that could give you vivid dreams. Well, I am not sure if it really works since I never really tried it. You never know with this sort of stuff how much is just placebo. But I hoped something like that does exist, since dreaming is one of the few things I actually really enjoy. >Our of curiosity, what is the name of that herb? I actually don't know exactly which it was. Years ago I had bought the seeds of several plants said to help with dreaming, but only one or two of them ever germinated. From what I recall the species were Calea Zacatechichi, Silene undulata, Entada rheedii, Nymphaea caerulea, and perhaps one or two others I can't recall. >I've just been busy with my studies and trying to make some money. Actually, I forgot how much I disliked dealing with my university life. Sorry to hear that mage. Having to deal with uni alone is hard enough, but also having to make money on top of that must be exhausting. >I recently downloaded Unity for an assignment. I can see why so many people use that game engine. You can even download interactive tutorial projects to help you learn how to use the program. I hear that unity is used for a bunch of stuff in unis these days, not just games but also stuff like physics simulations and AI. Outside of the assignment, is playing with game engines or even making a game something you've wanted to do? In any case may luck be with you in your undertakings, monetary, academic and everything else.
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>>2196 >You never know with this sort of stuff how much is just placebo That's true, it's impossible to know if those kinds of medicinal herbs actually work until you try them yourself. And even then, you can't be sure if the effects are not the work of your own mind. >Calea Zacatechichi, Silene undulata, Entada rheedii From what I read, these three plants can increase the clarity and realism of your dreams. Unfortunately, they seem to be quite exotic, so I doubt I could find them in my city. Anyway, thank you for sharing their names with me. >Sorry to hear that mage. Having to deal with uni alone is hard enough, but also having to make money on top of that must be exhausting. Don't worry, I think I exaggerated a bit when I talked about my current situation. To be honest, I'm only taking two courses this semester and I'm lucky to have a job with flexible hours. It's just that, since my mother was diagnosed with a kidney condition, we have been spending more money than usual, so I'd love to find a way to make a little more of money. >hear that unity is used for a bunch of stuff in unis these days, not just games but also stuff like physics simulations and AI I didn't know about that. It certainly sounds interesting. I'll do some research on that later. >Outside of the assignment, is playing with game engines or even making a game something you've wanted to do? I've been interesting in making games for a long time, but unfortunately, I have never taken the time to work on it. I made a few games some years ago, but none of those project is particularly interesting. In fact, I only made them because they were part of some of my previous subjects. Thank you so much for wishing me good luck with these things, mage. I wish you the best too.
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I found an interesting Brazilian artist on ArtStation yesterday. There's something about his art style that reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch's paintings, but I don't know what it is. Anyway, maybe it's just me imagining things. Something I really like about his work is that he usually writes a little story to accompany his works. For instance, here's the story behind the image I attached to this post: “Nothing would stop old Thomas from guarding his post. Not old age, not the war, not even blindness. He actually trained a bald rambler to act as his eyes and ears. Old Thomas was a symbol of dedication, he died standing on his post, guarding quietly a doorway leading to nowhere anymore.” I also enjoyed these two pictures/stories, but they are a little too long to post here: >Rocky https://www.artstation.com/artwork/314JA >The Crying Beast https://www.artstation.com/artwork/zD9BEw Warning: some of his drawings can be too grotesque for some people.
I never actually posted on (old) Magechan and I forget if I ever made posts on /tower/ or simply lurked. I've lurked between a few communities since 8chan died, and never felt at home with any of them, I rarely felt at home with any community I was 'part of' on the Internet. I think I can finally give up on that all now, but I did remember /tower/ so I thought I'd leave a post. There's not really that much hope to put in the general future, I don't think. You could point out a lot of things for why this is, I generally tend to point at people having low standards in their lives generally just accepting awful things then moving on, but regardless there's a reason why people's imaginations have taken a complete turn away from futuristic utopias and moved towards pure dystopian worlds instead. The idea that computers were designed to help society almost seems laughable with how soulcrushing most people find them these days, which seems to be similar to how the car evolved from its lifechanging reality to an everpresent commodity that people want to get away from desperately. Most people where I live are just waiting for the day of nuclear war, mass uprisings and rebellions, waiting for their one martyr to give them an excuse to throw away their lives in a pointless inferno, or at least they say they are, but they're hypocrites and will never take the first step even if the reality were right outside their doorstep. If the end times were on us, I know for a fact I'd simply be dead. There's no point in sugarcoating the reality of it, I'm a pretty weak fuck. In the case of nuclear war, I'd be obliterated immediately, in the case of a mass uprising that basically ceases all government functions I'd be made a slave or worse. I'm sick of people simply awaiting the day everything can be erased so they can start all over again, because they live under the assumption that they're the ones who'd be starting it all over. I can't say I blame them though, I have fantasies of being reborn as a completely different person somewhere more simple, where everything is much more simple to understand and love and personal freedom are guarunteed, it's nice escapism to imagine those kinds of worlds. That being said, I don't think it's worth killing yourself over. Death is an assignment you have to turn in anyways so you may as well procrastinate it to the last minute. Even if the general future itself is bleak, and there's probably nothing anyone is going to do about it, there's lots of room for personal enjoyment in life. I don't mean simple hedonism, of course, I mean something you can really feel proud about doing. I know here it seems like there's a lot of people with unique hobbies and such. This can be anything really, just whatever gets you out of bed and makes the daily slog of doing chores and taking care of yourself feel worth it. It's odd where simple joy can come from, and everything else might naturally spring up from it. I won't say anything'll be easy, or that you'll enjoy it at first, or that'll make you want to stop killing yourself, but simple dedication to something with a little difficulty like that can give you a feeling of worth. Me, I want to learn how to code and how to draw and I want to make programs and art that I can be happy with, and I think that would genuinely make me happy even if both are frustrating and difficult. I've been reading a lot about productivity recently and when you put it into perspective with books it can be very easy to understand how to be productive, as well as be convinced that nonproductivity is toxic and should be naturally avoided. What I'll end up drawing, I'm not certain since plans change. My ideas currently are to draw comics since I enjoy their visual storytelling aspect, and as for coding I can contribute to projects I enjoy and perhaps find a way to get a good job out of it to contribute to my other hobbies. I apologize for posting as someone who wasn't actually a Magechan user, and I'm unlikely to post again. The books I was reading are: A Mind for Numbers - How to Excel at Math and Science Even if You Flunked Algebra (It's based on math and studying for college, but can be applied to anything.) Atomic Habits - An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits (habitmaking in general) Some other ones I was thinking of reading and seem useful are: Deep Work - Rules For Focused Success In a Distracted World Make It Stick - The Science of Successful Learning If you're interested in reading you can find copies of them and many other books on places like z-lib, assuming it's not blocked wherever you live. I don't believe in the hedonistic black death end of the world normalfag way of living and creating structure like this is a good way of moving yourself away from that.
I thought about the last wiz spinoff we had that went down. They don't stick around too long for obvious reasons. Liz is still up, but it's kind of its own thing.
I think my sleep has improved since I stopped drinking coffee. I didn't feel much from drinking it, it never kept me awake, but it must have been messing with my head still. Or maybe it's just coincidence, seemingly randomly I can have bouts of good sleep, and then terrible insomnia. only time will tell.
>>2205 I'm glad you find a way to improve your sleep, mage. To be honest, I drink a lot of coffee diary, but I don't usually have trouble sleeping because I take some pills for that (which I don't recommend, to be honest). Anyway, I guess it's best to avoid coffee for overall well-being. By the way, I read somewhere that it's easy to give up coffee. Is that true? >>2202 I didn't know Lizchan was still online. I've only visit that IB a couple of times, but I'm glad they are still alive. >>2199 Welcome, mage. I'm glad you decided to make a post here. I can see you are going through a lot right know, but you seem to have found a great way to confront those problems. I hope your thoughts will inspire more than one wizard to see the world in a new light. By the way, thank you for the book recommendations.
>>2199 >Death is an assignment you have to turn in anyways so you may as well procrastinate it to the last minute. I do think this way too. I figure I might as well just live my life, what's the use in speeding up my end? Yet I wish things were better. I guess I can't complain, I've had my life handed to me on a silver platter. So I'll persist.
Lately I've come to terms with my aging self and the kind of BS that comes with it. I just turned 27 and I've recently been more aware of the kind of expectations/treatment people might have towards a man my age. Like, prior to me being 23, I never understood why someone would be so hesitant/insecure to be honest or share their age. But the last three years or so, I've noticed peoples' disposition would change after revealing my age(I look much younger than I am, consistently surprising people of all ages/attractiveness/gender) I don't doubt it has alot more to do with my height and my parents genetics(they were both fairly attractive until about the age 25), but since around the age of around 19, I've been youthmaxxing(before it was even a term). During my late teens, I developed noticeable acne/scars that only worsened my already hopeless Social Anxiety and Depression at that time. I distinctly remember being so neurotic, anytime I mustered the courage to leave the house, I would make a spectacle of myself or complete strangers would treat me unbelievably poorly. It was so bad, I really wished something like Google-glass or camera-glasses were an affordable thing for an unemployable HikikiNEET at the time, since people really had a hard time believing just how bad people will treat if you carry yourself as badly as I did(mostly redditors with their just-world crap and survivorship bias) After a failed suicide-attempt at 19, I figured for whatever reason, I was stuck here for the long-haul, so I made the biggest push for self-improvement I ever made up until that point in my life. I ate better, I downloaded depression/anxiety worksheets and therapy tapes, I forced myself to drink water and only water despite hating it, went to the park or had these long-ass nighttreks that looking back, I'm surprised I wasn't kidnapped for my organs since I was listening to music at 12AM-4AM. Little-later(6months-1year later) my acne gradually went away on its own(no treatments worked, it just went away) and I was still stuck with the scars/pigmentation. So to lessen their appearance I got into microneedling, sunscreen, and limiting sun exposure. Later learned the same things were greatly beneficial for anti-aging and just went "fuck it" having gotten used to the smell of sunscreen and microneedling procedures, so I stuck with them to this day, since somehow, I knew then i would be reaching milestones much later in life than your average person(job, driving,etc,.) Anyway, so I'm a good deal older now and I understand people are a lot less tolerant of older men who don't come across as "put-together" or mature. It's been something I've worried about more than ever now, at this age, people are a lot less patient with you in general(coworkers expect more and less willing to train, your inexperience makes connecting with people much more difficult,etc,.) and MUCH LESS forgiving to social faux pas. I just hope I can develop myself in time to better mask-in, before the agecreep really starts coming on me. To clarify, I'm not gunning for being "normie" or relationships. It's just when you've been treated so poorly, it's enough of a fuel to make sure that DOESN'T happen again. Sometime last year, male-pattern baldness creeped on me and I didn't notice until the very end of the year. Thankfully, I was able to reverse most of it, but yeah, my hairline is never going to be as good as it was as a teenager. As a norwood 1.5, I implore you guys to regularly check your temples and crown if you have a habit of growing out your hair or not cutting it at all. I was in disbelief with how it just creeped up on me, only noticing the recession when I put pulled my hair back at the temples. Really didn't mean for this to come out longer as it did, but I felt the context was necessary and maybe a younger lurker could get something out of it as I did, regularly browsing wizchan and later magicchan 18-24. Don't really post on these type of boards, since at this point, brooding/self-pitying is completely ineffectual for me and if things are that bad for me again, it is more sensible I use one of my older relatives ID, buy the latest peaceful pill handbook, order nembutal from their sources, have it delivered, buy some chocolate, and just trek through a nice secluded trail, sit there, and do myself in.
>>2209 >Thankfully, I was able to reverse most of it Any tips? Minoxidil? I think I may be receding.
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>>2209 To be honest, I've dealing with those kinds of feelings for a long time. Like you, I'm don't have as much experience in life as people my own age (I'm 30 years old), which can make thing difficult when you're forced to interact with other people. However, when it comes to my appearance, I have the opposite problem from you, I've always looked older than I am. I hate that, but over the years, I've learned to deal with my problem.
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>>2210 Honestly, man. I'm not gonna bullshit you. IF you can pull off the completely shaved look or have some chance of coming across as intimidating/gruff and don't mind having to spend several minutes every few days shaving your head, so you don't get the gross friar boy cut or horsehoof, JUST SHAVE IT ALL OFF. I tried shaving it all off recently just to see what I have to work with if I stop treatment or looking ahead 20 years ahead, and it just does not work for me, a baby-faced, 5'7 man with the body frame of a mannequin. But here's what I do/use. This will only be mostly applicable to Americans: >1x Finasteride daily (Redpill on the left) >1.5 Weekly microneedling on the entire head with M8 Dr Pen using 16 Needle cartridges (Just use youtube guides)[buy the Pen and cartridges on EBAY from a seller who will ship it to you FROM the US, or else you will mail months for your order. I bought the Pen for about 70 bucks(JAN2022)and 100PC 16 pin M8 cartridges in bulk for little over a hundred bucks(FEB 2022). Soak them in alcohol for a bit, let it dry, use, and dispose the cartridge when done.) >Minoxidil spread across entire head once before going to bed(it is recommended you do this twice a day for best results, I do it once and got respectable results). Foam = Dries Faster, more expensive Topical Solution = Cheaper, oily and takes slightly longer to dry. >Nizoral/any shampoo with at least 1 percent Ketoconazole 2-3 times a week, leave it on the Scalp for a few minutes, you can use that claw accessory but it isn't necessary. This stuff really just helps prevent dandruff from forming from the Minoxidil. Since my original doctor(old insurance plan)was more than familiar with my Depression/anxiety, there's no way he was going to prescribe me Finasteride/Dutasteride, so I jumped on Keep's 3-month trial of Finasteride for a couple months until I found a new doctor through a new insurance plan because I got kicked out of my parent's family work insurance plan at 26. Once I found a new doctor, I let him know my past history with ADHD/Anxiety, omitting Depression since that would have ruined my chance of getting prescribed Finasteride. I got prescribed Finasteride and I ended up canceling my keeps subscription before the next payment, I just told them "No particular reason, just not interested in taking it at the moment" and the young woman thankfully got the hint and wasn't gonna haggle with me about reinstating my sub. I get my prescriptions from COSTCO as a COSTCO MEMBER, since I only pay like 10 bucks(not using my insurance, United Health, since it is not affilated with costco) for a 3-month supply of Finasteride VERSUS the $300~ my current insurance would have me paying on places like CVS, Walgreens, etc... Just get a Costco membership, you will make back the 60 bucks you spent on the membership easily from what you save on Gasoline, some expensive prescriptions like FINASTERIDE/DUTASTERIDE, and the kirkland minoxidil treatments cheaper than anywhere else. Just be aware of the possible side effects, I didn't get GYNO or LIMP-DICK, but after the 6-month mark I did notice my anxiety/minor-Depression were noticeably excarberated. I had to take up running regularly, intaking a slew of vitamins/supplements, and Atmoxetine/Bupropion to counteract the mental sides. I also tried Dutasteride[yellow pill on the Right](An incomparably more powerful DHT-Inhibitor than Finasteride, THIS is what you take when you REALLY REALLY want REGROWTH or have SEVERE MPB) but it gave me the worst the mental side effects a drug has given me in my entire life, so I gave up with taking it at all. I took it for 4 days straight and then stopped because it gave me the worst Suicidal Depression/Anxiety I had since my late teens. I also tried taking Dutasteride every other day, 3X a week, but the catastrophic mental effects would creep up not long after. None of my doctors would have prescribed me DUTASTERIDE(for good reason) so I ended getting a 6-month prescription plan shipped to me from a site called, Medical Wellness Center for around $60. I took the prescription to COSTCO where I paid $14 bucks for a 30-day supply. I saw good results using all the above combined(except Dutasteride) in four months, and the results only continue to improve. Figure I will take advantage of the shaved scalp to Microneedle/Minoxidil easier for the summer, before the Fall semester starts. Hope this helps.
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>>2210 Also, if you can, get your hormones/blood checked from your GP. It will give a good clue on how much those does drugs may effect you. >>2211 >which can make thing difficult when you're forced to interact with other people >I've learned to deal with my problem Yes, I've been forced to resign from a couple of jobs because of not being able to meld with my coworkers. Blue-collar workers I've personally found are not very Non-Neurotypical friendly and I just find them mostly annoying/boring(mostly talk about their kids/wife,sports,surface level interests/music, rarely passionate about anything, drinks and/or smoke regularly, you know the type...) How have you dealt with similar, if you don't mind me asking? Been doing a lot of short-term gig work until recently, so I did come across some issues occasionally.
>>2214 Rereading my previous post, I think I exaggerated a bit. My situation has little to do with yours. I'm a freelancer and I didn't have much interaction with people outside my immediate family. I greet my neighbors when I see them and sometimes I talk to my classmates (who only talk about their jobs and how busy they are). Sometimes I have problems exchanging e-mails with some clients; I can't imagine how I'd feel if I had to deal with co-workers. I'm sorry that my previous post wasn't clear enough. One thing that has worked for me in the past is to just listen to their complaints and opinions, as if you were their confidant. If you're asked about your private life, answer with vague answers.
>>2207 Sorry for the late reply, I haven't had much energy lately. >By the way, I read somewhere that it's easy to give up coffee. Is that true? In my case I have to say it was. Though I did have a slight headache the day after I quit, that was about it for withdrawal. The most difficult part was ending the habit/ritual of treating myself to espresso with milk and muscovado sugar throughout the day. It had formed quite a large part of my dietary intake and the preparation let me break the monotony of daily living. So stopping left me a bit of kilter.
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Apparently, one of my nieces tried to kill herself yesterday. Her boyfriend phoned my sister and told her what happened. Luckily, she survived and now she feels better. My mother and my sister visited her today to check on her, but when they came back, they started to criticize my niece and even compared her to her father (according to them, her father has a reputation for playing the victim and lying). I tried to tell them that they were being too rough on her, but they wouldn't listen to me. I know my mother and my sister love her, but I guess they are angry because they think my niece is badmouthing them to her psychiatrist and her boyfriend. I don’t know what to think about this. She used to live with us just a year ago, but she has changed a lot since she moved out. I just hope she gets better soon.
>>2222 When I tried getting on disability, they sent me to this loser psychologist who clearly wasn't getting many actual patients in his poorly-rated, shoddily-furnished clinic. The bastard was unbelievably rude and it was clear he held a bias for those trying to get in the system. When I read his report, he lied about almost everything and his "evaluation" was clearly written to devalue my case. The worst thing, there's real no recourse for victims of these scumbags. Since they are not your "real" doctor, they can't be held liable to accusations of malpractice, unless they do something blatant like physically assault you.
>>2223 That's awful mate. I'm so sorry. I've been to practices like that and it really is terrible. I wasn't treated nearly as bad as you and I still have a phobia about those types even now. So that sort of treatment was what I was expecting. Then again I don't really know how to read people. I haven't read the actual report, so they might have been just pretending so they could write something bad later. Sorry I even brought it up, I was intending it to be a sort of funny self deprecating anecdote but I fucked it up and instead it just stirred up bad memories.
I have been reading a book about the history of the region where I live and it's kind of unintentionally funny. I wasn't expecting much because it's not very populous and hasn't been settled (by people with written language) for long, but it's more interesting than I expected. The place is basically propped up by expenditures from the central government and it turns out that this has been so since the earliest attempts to develop it. Something about the land deceives newcomers into thinking that it has a great deal of potential but inevitably it just consumes all resources invested in it and sends everyone broke (and in earlier times many were speared by indigenous people). It's kind of amusing to read about time after time some new development scheme being hatched, only to be beset by problems to the point where the thing fails completely and everyone goes broke (they're lucky, in the early days many were speared by indigenous people). I guess hope springs eternal because somehow nobody ever learns from the mistakes of those that came before, even when they are warned, and there's always some new grand scheme waiting to soak up other people's money.
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>>2224 No no, you're fine m8. It was so long ago, I don't really have much pains about it anymore. I've been really fortunate to have my faith in doctors/Psychs/etc be rejuvenated because of the team I have helping me now. Most people are SHIT, but the few gems really push my suicide further away. >>2216 >One thing that has worked for me in the past is to just listen to their complaints and opinions, as if you were their confidant Dale Carnegie! Yeah, that's usually enough to keep you floating, especially if you can empathize and contribute on what they're sharing. Some jobs, you really can't just keep to yourself or show any signs of neuroticism. I've found when it comes to ruined first-impressions, only the most open-minded, kindhearted, and amiable people will give you a second chance. I showed a lot of "weakness" in this one blue-collar job and I was basically ran out because I knew my coworkers weren't going to "waste" their time helping/training me. It's a shame because I was really passionate about the industry and job. I was even asked to reconsider from the HR member who hired me and the global safety director engineer, the only people who I felt really saw my potential/who I was, but I was forced to ignore them because there was no way I could of told them, "uh, yeah, I quit because most of my coworkers dislike me and don't want to bother helping me, and my brown-nosed trainer who has enormous amounts of social leverage who was so supportive if me, has now joined them in talking shit behind my back and is reluctant in helping me. Look at me! I'm the workplace pariah already!" So I stuck with: "emergency health issues" I can't remember the last time I felt so powerless but maybe it was for the best. Ha...ha
>>2226 It's crazy how much in life is down to the luck of meeting the right people.
>>2213 2210 here. Thanks a lot, mage! I'll definitely look into all of this.
>>2199 My thoughts exactly. The future of society looks bleak, but it's worthwhile to live in if one can get by without too much of a struggle. Though I will say that "nonproductivity is toxic" is too broad. In my view, while some productivity is essential to prevent one's self from decaying, too much "hard work" is even worse than laziness. What is the point of constantly treating the present as a means to an end? I made that mistake when I pushed myself and realized that the ambitious mentality I formed in the process made me not even get what I wanted at the end when I started to lose my drive and became aware of what I was chasing. It becomes a cycle of ambition that one has to get off sooner or later unless one wants to be stuck in it, forever neglecting the present moment. Many top elites probably have a worse quality of life than loners working solitary jobs because they chose the path of ambition.
>>2230 You don't get to be "the Great" of anything focusing on quality of life. Not even a great mage or wizard.
80 lb of sand in a hiking backpack. 1300 total steps on stairs. I didn't remove it for rest between sets, standing and walking around a bit, maybe 400 total steps on flat ground. Afterward, I took it off and did a very small assortment of pull-ups, chin-ups, and push-ups, for a combined total of 72. >Sunday morning 156, 78, 78 >Monday morning 156, 78, 78 >Tuesday morning 182, 78, 78 >Wednesday morning 182, 78, 78 I feel I could keep going, but that'll be all for this week to be safe. Taking it easy next week, to be extra safe. Turning 33.
>>2253 That's impressive! Are you used to doing those exercises?
>>2254 Somewhat. My dad noted that my breathing has become less heavy during exercise. Previously I had always kept each foot flat while raising the opposite leg. This time it was how I normally walk, propelling myself with each foot while raising the opposite leg, carrying the weight on the balls of my feet.
>>2256 That sounds crazy. Was this the first time you had a near-death experience? What were you doing when that happened? Also, why were you wearing a bunch of glass jewelry? I hope the experience didn't leave any lasting scars.
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I was sent a new cellphone (not smartphone) for free because they're discontinuing the less potent cancer waves and I guess my old cellphone can't process the newer, more potent cancer waves. It seems worse in every way and now the signal at home is 0-2 bars.
>>2264 I’ve always had bad phone connection and slow mobile internet wherever I’ve lived. Different networks, different places, different phones. I don’t really understand how people have good signal, maybe my hands are faraday cages.
>>2264 >>a new cellphone (not smartphone) That sucks, they at least sent me a budget refurbished smart phone Didn't use it though, it was riddled with spyware, hate cellphones anyways.
Found a black cat yesterday, no collar, sitting in a chair in my neighbor's backyard. She was nice. Their dogs started barking. I picked her up and she gently swiped at my face once but remained purring. I took her inside to try for a better look at a spot of matted fur near her ear. She wandered around the house and ate some food. She ignored the water. Before I could really check the spot she noticed my cat watching from afar and began growling, only pausing to hiss; my cat whining in refrain. I tried to calm her but she scratched my hand up good. I closed her in the room she had walked into and shooed my cat away. I brought the food and water outside, then came back for her. She scratched my hand a little more but was perfectly placid being carried back outside. She ate some more food and continued ignoring the water. I tried to pet her but she was having none of it and sauntered into a shrub. Visited her twice today with food and water. She ate and drank. The spot near her ear seems okay. Got some more scratches, this time because she was too excited and being playful. Not hopeful about taking her in after the reaction to my cat, but she could stay in the basement if she needs inside when it gets colder.
>>2267 I could have used the better camera, hate touchscreens though. I've been considering becoming more indifferent toward spyware. Either that or quitting technology altogether (the only winning move). Not that I'd ever fully embrace spyware. If I had one it would be stored in another room 99% of the time.
>>2268 Belongs to another neighbor. Negligent to let an outdoor cat appear to be a stray, but at least she won't risk freezing to death.
Ended up buying a used gpu to fix up a computer I salvaged from the trash. Thought I'd play games again if I had a computer that could, but I can't care enough to bother. I don't really care to do much anymore.
My phone got cut off completely because I didn't buy prepaid phone credit for three months and they claimed that they "deleted the number". I rang up to try to reconnect it and they lied and said they have never done that and that it has always been cut off after three months (it used to be six months and you could reconnect it with a new SIM). Well, not like I really used it, probably the most annoying thing is the places that lock you in to SMS verification. Guess it's a sign to try to minimise my footprint and get rid of as much of that stuff as I can.

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