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[Program Review] Super Squat
2023.06.03 09:56 IronReep3r [Program Review] Super Squat
Since I have been asked several times about the program Super Squat, as well as pushing it pretty hard to trainees struggling to gain weight and size; So here is a write-up of my run of Super Squats earlier this year. Enjoy my torture.
I just finished up 6 weeks of Super Squat, as a part of Gainit's Program Party, as well as my mass-block of training. Previously I have done 9 weeks of 531 Beefcake
and 9 weeks of Building the Monolith
.This post is a summary of my results and lessons learned from my run of Super Squat (SS). I am (still) a 32-year-old male, with a full-time job in the Navy and a family including two kids. Having a family means I cant afford to train for hours on end, so I afford no more than around 1 hour in the gym at a time. The program
Super squat is a mass-building program written by Randal J. Strossen in his book Super Squat. The basic of the program is you make a weight you'd normally squat for 10 reps, and do 20 reps with it, by taking at least three deep breaths between each reps. This causes you to be under the bar for >2 minutes and signals your body to grow. He also suggest several other high rep compound movements to be used in conjunction with the breathing squats, but these movements are secondary to the breathing-squats.
I LP all exercises, increasing with 2.5 kg each session. I increased the weight if i at least managed 2/3 sets at the prescribed weight.
To try to keep time in the gym to under 1 hour, I employed the same tactics as during my 531 cycles, which is superset everything. My general layout became (warm-up sets not included):
- 3x10 Behind the Neck Press (seated) – 2x15 Barbell rows – 25 Crunches 3x12
- Bench Press – 2x10 Barbell curl 1x20
- Breathing Squats – 1x20 Pullover 1x15
- Straight Leg Deadlift – 1x20 Pullover – 3x20 Barbell Calf Raise
By week 3-4, it became harder and harder to get everything done, so if needed I cut out the DL and Calf Raises for most sessions, which is similar to the “hardgainer” template in SS. My reasoning was that my posterior chain got plenty of stimulus from the Low-Bar Breathing Squats. Conditioning and Recovery
The author recommends that the trainee does nothing in between the sessions, except for eating. My experience from BtM told me that easy conditioning in between heavy sessions are key for recovery. I stuck to easy conditioning like airdyne, walking and cycling (not the fun anabolic type). I did some stretching and foam-rolling, but to be honest: 20 minutes on the airdyne is ten times better then 20 minutes rolling on a foam-roller. Other than that, see “diet”. Diet
I continued following the diet from my run of Building the Monolith during Super Squat, only adding more milk, fruit and nuts every time I had issues recovering and/or gaining weight.
Meal 1: 6 eggs on toast, with ham.
Meal 2: Overnight oats with protein powder, Greek yogurt, berries, nuts, chia-seeds and honey.
Meal 3: 300 grams of meat (chicken, beef, etc.), rice/pasta and vegetables.
Meal 4: Family dinner (approx 300 grams of meat, potatoes and vegetables)
Snack: Fruit and milk
Meal 5: 6 eggs on toast, with ham, cottage cheese and milk How it went and Lessons learned
- The first week of SS I had do “dial” in the breathing squats. My first session I started out way to eager, eg. only breathing between every 2 reps, and trying to get the 20 rep set done quickly. The point is that time under the bar is what makes you grow, and you want the set to be agonizing.
- My second week, the breathing squats were dialed in and I did 2-3 deep breaths between each of the first ten reps, and after that I was basically breathing like a steam engine the last 10.
- Last session of week 2 was the first time I was nervous before the Squats, which were a really weird feeling. I knew that I was capable of squatting the weight for 20 reps, but I still had this lump in my throat.
- The way I get around the nervousness of getting under the bar is convincing myself that “this is something that has to be done”, like everything depends on me getting done with this set. It might be weird, but its what worked for me.
- The agony of 20 rep breathing squats continue. For me, its probably rep 10-15 which are the most mentally taxing. I was only half way at number 10, and now I still have 10 more (no end in sight). This is where you have to shut out everything else and just squat.
- Finding a “mantra” helps a lot when dealing with the last 10 reps. I found Jon Anderssons “burn the ships” from Deep Water to be great (Its an Alexander the Great quote... Look it up).
- After rep 15-16 on the squat, I could not feel my arms anymore. It is normal, just deal with it.
- Last session of the week (20x120 kg) I got one serious case of headache after completing the set.. My head was pounding several hours after the workout. This would continue on and of for the rest of the program, but a banana and some salts imidiatly after the squats did help.
- One of the “fun” things about working in the navy is the short notice 2-week exercises they trow at you. This meant I had to put SS on hold for two weeks, since there were no squat-racks in sight...
- Returning to SS two weeks later, I decided to just jump strait back in, and my first day back (20x125 kg) was by far the most mentally and physically taxing set by far. I started regretting all my life choices by rep 6...
- This week was also the first week I needed “help” keeping count. In my garage gym, I have 5 garage door-hinges, and I used them to keep count by moving my eyes to the next one each set. This was also a great way to push yourself, by always thinking: “I can at least get to the next hinge”.
- The injuries started to pile up by this week. Both my knees were hurting a lot, and shoulders had started “locking” up.
- Missed my first weight this week as well. Started off great, with a huge milestone of 20x130, but I just wouldn't seem to recover for the next session, missing 132.5 kg.
- This was probably due to under eating, which in turn made me doubt my ability to continue. Super Squat is as much a mental program as a physical one, and when you start doubting yourself, you start missing.
- This week continued in the same rut as week 5. I made an ugly 20x135 kg for my first session, but missed 140 kg twice, ending my Super Squat run on a sour note.
My goal was getting 140 kg for 20 reps, but missed this goal by 5 kg. But regardless, these are my starting weights and what my best set were:
Last successful session, 20x135kg (20x300 freedom-units)
| ||Start ||End |
|WeightSquatBehind the Neck PressRowBench PressCurlsRDLStanding Calf Raise ||99.5 kg20x100 kg10x30 kg15x60 kg12x60 kg10x30 kg15x50 kg20x40 kg ||105.1 kg20x135 kg, 13x140 kg10x47.5 kg12x80 kg12x80 kg10x47.5 kg15x120 kg20x65 kg |
I have gained a significantly amount of muscle, especially in the legs and back. I now have few pants that actually fit me, and I am "wider" over the back, my arms grew as well. Of the three bulking programs I have ran these last months, SS has been the most effective, especially at butting size on the legs. I will run this again, aiming for that elusive 20x140 kg, but next time I will stay true to the books diet recommendations.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this program to all trainees looking to challenge themselves , both mental and physical, and especially to trainees struggling to gain weight and size. If you follow the book AS WRITTEN, you will gain weight, size and muscle.
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2023.06.03 09:55 LopsidedCompote5187 What could be wrong with my stomach?
24, Female, Caucasian, US. Medications currently lorazepam and escotalipram. Conditions Ibs and chronic Constipation. I got very sick January 2022, my stomach suddenly went from being able to eat everything. To getting sick from everything, I managed to eventually get a gi and do testing. Colonoscopy clear, celiac clear, then got the endoscopy. By now it had been many months of suffering and hospital visits. It was July when I got my gastritis diagnosis, I was told just had a mild case a bit of inflammation. I didn’t have Helicobacter pylori, so I didn’t need antibiotic. I was confused since my research showed that normal gastritis can normally clear up on its own in a few weeks. So why had I been sick for so many months?, started the anti acids, got prescribed a stronger dose. Those took 5 months to start working, I was taking them for 5 months with no improvement. Finally started showing some relief, however my stomachs never been the same. Gi had referred me elsewhere for more testing. However the new Gi thinks it’s just Ibs and is a pain to deal with. I’ve had Ibs for so many years w chronic constipation since birth and never had issues eating foods. I can’t eat dairy anymore, fatty food, spicy food, greasy food, high fructose, etc. Pretty much anything I eat makes me feel sick. It’s been over a year now, I try eating vegan only eating meat if it’s white chicken breasts and such, fish too. Gi has me scheduled for SIBO breath test in late July. I’m sick of eating simple veggies and food that should be safe and then just feeling sick after. Bloating, gas, cramps, pain, clear mucus sometimes light yellow w bile, when constipated and such dark yellow mucus for hours till I empty my bowels out. I don’t understand how a small case of gastritis sent me into this suffering?
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2023.06.03 09:55 little090 So upset, will i loose my kid?
Im so confused. "background"
We met 2 years ago. Everything was amazing. I have a daughter from a previous relationship and always worried about being able to find the perfect man.
I ended up dating an amazing man (at the time).
As time went on he would act strange and when he met my friends he said they were not good for me. (i know red flags, but my friends are crazy but they are good to me and i am just the quiet one in the group).
We were "doing" stuff in bed one night and he bite my lip and wouldn't let it go. He said that I was a whore and loved attention.
I left him after this. Then after work I got home, outside my front door was flowers, a massive new mirror, a card, and new furniture. I rang him to say thank you. He apologised and said he has issues with gambling.
I told him i would help i was happy he told me.
Time went on we went on holidays he spolied us rotten with gifts, disney, italy, trips everywhere. And then every few months he would blip, call me horrible names, say horrible things about my body (to the point where i can not even look at myself in the mirror anymore).
Every few month blips, turned into every fortnight, every weekend and recently every other day.
I left him ages ago. But I still see him sometimes as my daughter loves him, his family our like my family. It really was a dream relationship, i sometimes regretted ending it, but i didn't like what it was doing to my energy levels and mental health. Everything had to be about him. If i went out with a friend he would get drunk in my house and ask me if i was woth another man. (literally in work uniform after work beers and food with 2 female friends) i stopped going out. He had fake social media accounts under different names to talk to women, was on sex meetup sites. He was going to gambling meetings and getting close woth females there. I had enough and left.
Past few weeks i have been feeling absolutely amazing. I have felt free, doing fun things, enjoying life, beach trips, out with friends. I was ignoring his texts.
** I was OVER him completely**
He rang me saying he needed help badly. He's in debt and needs me to help him get well. He was crying. I said okay, you can stay with me for 4 weeks, until pay day.
The first 3 days were fun and as the weekend approached he asked if we could try to be a family again. I said no. I don't love you, i am here to help you, that's it.
He kept asking, and asking and asking. He admitted that hundreds of women have been propositioned him (from work and his home town) and he has wasted his time on me. I told him i was happy for him and he should move on. He agreed.
We planned to go swimming this weekend. He came to pick me up. (i noticed 100€ was missing). He said he dropped it. I counted money and he asked me again about beimg a family. I said no stop asking. He said no point in living ill just go gamble. We got into a hige argument. He was trying to get bank card to gamble and i ended up flushing it down the toilet. (im not an anrgy person but i have been lisntening to gambling stuff non stop for 2 years and reacted). I told him he needed help, i couldn't do it alone.
I had money in my hand sitting down. He stood staring at me. He walked over and out his arms out and i thought he was giving me a hug. He slapped both sides of my face and squeezed really hard saying"your mine i want you, I want you, i need you" over and over again.
I locked myself outside. He left. My daughter was in neighbours house at pool party. I rang my mum. My mum rang the police. And the police are now wanting to put my child on a protection list with social services. (ie. Her dad will get custody (whole other dilemma she hates going to his house, he won't let her be a kid ie.messy time, he doesn't play with her).
I know he won't come near me again, just want to be at peace and enjoy like last week.
I can't sleep now, my mental health is very very low because I am afraid I am going to loose my daughter. I lay awake all night looking at her.
My whole life is all about her. I am an amazing mother, my daughter is confident, intelligent, emotionally intune, empathic and so loving.
She's top in her class for reading and maths. I take her swimming everyweek, to the beach, holidays, horse riding, fishing. Everything i have goes to my daughter.
And now because my mum reported my ex for domestic violence, I am going to loose my daughter.
I just feel like giving up.
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2023.06.03 09:53 drfishflan Is it ok to swim in rivers along public rights of way in the UK ? - River wardens
Hi, my wife and I went for a dip in the river near us in North Yorkshire. We where asked to get out by a someone who looked like a fisherman. He said he was the river warden and that we had to get out as swimming was not allowed on that stretch of the river. I have to say this was a surprise to me, I thought we had rights to swim in any river next to a right of way. Also there where no signs to inform the public. Also, what are the reasons they might not want the public swimming in these stretches of the river ?
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2023.06.03 09:51 Turboost45 Lucky me, no German was playing uptempo near my tent this night.
They blasted terror instead 😂
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2023.06.03 09:51 Gamer-chan Need help with a term in english
I am a German player and thus play the game in German, but using Google for Guides is difficult. There are near to no German guides, not what's wanted and just translating the German ingame term seems not working. I search a guide for treasures locked by enemies (crossed swords icon), but I don't know what they are called in english.
There is a robot on Xianzhou that casts goldfish bots. I can't beat it and unfortunally already rised my Balance level. I only leveled my most important characters to not make things too expensive (like you need to level MC's skills and stuff for each path if you plan to play them both) so I for now focused on Welt, Fire MC and Dan Heng. I had Natasha with me for healing while MC tanks the damage, but the fishes use AoE attacks, so that's not really helping. And since the robot has imaginary res I have hard times, dealing damage with Welt, but he and Fire MC's ult are my only AoE options.
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2023.06.03 09:50 ThrowRA_6373 My (F25) bf (M26) bought me the same gift that my bestfriend (F25) got. What should I do?
Some back story here:
My bf and best friend do NOT get along. Their personalities consistently clash and I’ve decided that they need to stay away from each other for peace to remain. My bf is annoyingly blunt and my best friend is over sensitive. Overall bad combo
In addition to the two not hanging out, I also don’t talk about the other in front of the person I’m hanging out with (no bestfriend talk near my bf and vice versa).
My best friend’s bf bought her a Cartier ring for her 25th birthday. I was beyond happy for my bestie. I also never mentioned this present to my bf even once.
My 25th bday is 2 weeks after my best friend’s. For my 25th birthday, my bf no joke bought me the SAME RING. When I saw the ring I didn’t even look happy but more anxious than anything. My bf felt hurt (rightfully so) that I didn’t like the ring. He was upset because he didn’t even know my best friend was gifted the same present from her bf. He was more upset because I said I would never wear the ring.
I completely understand why he was upset. To spend over a grand on a present for the person not to like it would crush anyone. The reason I can’t tell my best friend about this ring is because it’ll cause problems. She already doesn’t like my bf and she has a tendency to think people are copying her style.
It’s come up multiple times throughout my life where my bestfriend has accused someone of copying her style. I’ve told her that trends come and go and that it’s more likely that everyone is following the same trends but she doesn’t listen.
The problem is that this ring is so specific I wouldn’t even know how to explain to her that my bf didn’t copy her bf. He genuinely didn’t know. It’s been months and I haven’t told her about the ring and everyday I don’t wear it my bf gets more and more hurt by the present.
Edit: he can’t return the ring because we’re in Canada and he bought the ring while he was in Dubai.
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2023.06.03 09:49 dualingua Not necessarily a recurring dream, but a recurring theme.
Specifically, getting lost far from home, often ending up in some isolated place. I've had several dreams already with this theme. It's not always the same setting, but in all these dreams I end up stranded far from home and I'm never able to get back.
In one of them a bus dropped me off in an unfamilar neighborhood, which was clearly far away from my actual home. I spent the dream trying to walk back home and of course, woke up long before I could reach it.
In another I think I was coming out the back of a school building late at night and behind it was a large parking lot. I don't remember getting into a car or anything but I think it was one of those "far from home" dreams.
In yet another, more recent one, I was trying to exit the back of a school building, but the catch was there was no solid road outside and there was quite a drop down from the door. I'm guessing it was near some kind of train track field or something, maybe even right on top of it.
Anyway in this dream my old technology teacher from high school was the one driving me home. We ended up on an impossibly large highway and somehow I teleported into a random stranger's car before teleporting back into my teacher's car. Once again, never got home.
And of course my most recent one involved me taking the wrong train and getting stranded in some random park at night. I think as my dream was ending I was about to ask someone if I could stay overnight at their place.
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2023.06.03 09:49 HitwaveX I (26M) Confessed to my friend (25F) and lost our friendship and much more.
For the purpose of anonymity I'll be changing some details but I'll try and remain as faithful to the major events that had happened.
A little background about me: I haven't "Confessed" to anyone in a long time (ever since like junior year or so) so I'm pretty inexperienced in this area and I'm pretty decent looking too so I never had trouble with women as there's another one around the corner more often than not, I mostly dated around while thinking "is this it?" And went by my life thinking this is what love has to offer me? I've been mostly disenchanted about the whole thing and if you're thinking "hey this guy sounds too full of himself" well keep on reading because this is a story of how I'm getting humbled.
It started 4 months ago I was enrolled in a program which required (and is requiring me) to study a ton I was in a relationship then and made friends with people in the same program pretty quickly and formed a study group it wouldn't be an exagerration to say they've become my closest friends and I value them a lot but I started to value a particular person in our group more so than the others this person...let's call her "Mona" and she's great we have the same vibes same humor and I felt a genuine connection at first I was just amazed at her and thought she was really pretty a small crush a fading feeling if you will but I didn't plan on acting on it as she too was in a very long term relationship. Around 7 years and and as I was in in one too. So no go, as time went on we grew closer and closer while not crossing any boundaries, we avoided talking about our own relationships around our friends and to each other and she started "hiding" her stories including her boyfriend from me in particular. I confirmed this as I was checking out a mutual friend's phone and noticed her stuff wasn't appearing on mine and upon opening it was her and her boyfriend on a date I was jelous of course but it was fleeting we're not even a thing but then I heard from another mutual friend that she knows I have feelings for her and that she does for me also however we never really openly discussed it instead time passes by and we maintain this sort of "friendship" I'll compare it to "dancing around the flames without getting burned" so to speak with all the subtle flirting, going out of the way for each other without actually going over that set of boundaries that comes when you're in a relationship and for a while I was at a loss I can barely remember when I was last head over heels for another woman much less while I was in a commitment, the feelings came crashing until I wasn't able to suppress it and it affected my progress with my program and in the end I broke up with my ex and decided to block Mona out of nowhere as a means to focus.
So upon learning I blocked her she panicked and asked our mutual friends why I did what I did I would know as I was with our friends during this time and so I sent her a text basically explaining that she was distracting me and that I had to, otherwise I'll get screwed from the program to which she responded with a call and immediately calling me dumb and to unblock her ASAP all the while giggling and sharing a joke or 2 while in the call I thought everything was good after that and my friends found out the drastic measures I did and why I did them and told me they understood and that I should just tell her to get it off my system and so the next day after blocking and unblocking her we had to attend an event and I noticed she was avoiding me (I couldn't blame her though) but I expected we could maintain some sort of civility after that phone call as the whole interaction was positive but being in the same room as her and not being able to share a laugh with her like we used too was absolutely gut wrenching. And I was in a bad mood the whole day, So I decided maybe it was time. I had planned on confessing to her on the way home as my thoughts process was "welp at this point I had nothing left to lose" but little did I know my friends had different plans for us while we were in a conference room my friends had left one by one leaving me and Mona alone in the same room upon noticing I looked out the glass door of the room and my friends mouthing "you got this!" My mouth dried up but I tried to start a conversation anyway and after a whole day of ignoring each other Mona said "you just gonna stand there or help me out?" And I did, it was awkward to say the least and I tried steering the conversation into a confession to which she responded "if you keep blabbing we won't be able to finish" everytime I tried to steer it that way. I looked out the door and my friends told me to hurry as they also needed to use the room we we're in and I panicked and blurted the words "I like you" to which she responded "all of the sudden?" And I said "I just wanted to get it off my system" and she said "well is it off your system now?" And I responded with a "No, not really" "you're too distracting when you're near and you're too distracting when you're far away" and she blushed and smiled and I asked "do you have anything to say? it's your fault after all" I jokingly said and laughed And she said "the audacity of this guy what should I say to that?" Before our conversation continued my friends went in the room and mouthed were you able to do it? And I nodded yes and I ran out the room to take a beat. The night went on normally after that but during our break our mutual friend gave me a heads up that she was gonna turn me down as she is well in fact in a relationship, it was a bitter pill to swallow but a pill I expected I was gonna take. I waited for her to approach me but the day ended without her telling me a concrete answer.
The following day we had to meet again for the same program and by the advice of my friends and sister was to give her space and not to talk to her unless she did first, nothing special happened that afternoon as there was awkward air around us and it's clear we've been avoiding each other until I talked to her before we went home. I gave her my favorite pen and told her "I'm not giving it to you I'm lending it and once the program ends, I'll come back for that and your answer" and it's been awkward since then, we talk from time to time due to the program and still see each other I was lowkey expecting her to give me back my pen imidiately the day after but she didn't I also noticed that she tries to be around my vicinity but not talk to me but talk to the people around me if that means something. we talk sometimes too but not like we used too, the program is about to end in a few weeks and we won't be able to see each other anymore that often, there's a part of me wishing that I should have never told her how I felt and maintained the status quo but there's a part of me that's relieved that I did. Either way now I wait.
Now I ask you guys what are my chances? Should I just kept my mouth shut? And please spare me the lecture I've heard it all. And if you read this far thank you for hearing me out.
TL:DR: Confessed to a friend, things are awkward, and want to know if I did the right thing.
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2023.06.03 09:46 panda0fchao5 My dad and i
My dad has stage 4 small cell lung cancer. Not to mention all the other things that have been detected. I don't know what to do/say/think etc on how to help. He's never been an open man. Right now he isn't eating or sleeping. I was wondering if anyone went through the phase where everything you eat just tastes like "poop". He uses other words but all he can eat or drink now is cranberry juice, ensure and yogurt. Even the smell of food being cooked near him makes him sick. Please give me some things to throw at him to help him eat something. Or maybe something I haven't thought of so he can taste it. Thank you. A concerned daughter that just wants to help.
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2023.06.03 09:46 apugsthrowaway Adore the player. Hate the character. What's the best way to have this conversation with her?
I'm the Storyteller for a new Vampire: the Masquerade game, and I have a player we're gonna call Sienna. Now, Sienna more or less plays the same character in every v5 game she joins: she's from another city (never the local one serving as the setting), as she believe this foreignness makes her characters innately more interesting. Moreover she's always an agent for one or another secret organization working to undermine and subvert the local power structure. Last time it was the Ashirra (Muslim vampires who in that game were working to destroy the Camarilla of that city from within). Before that it was an obscure Hecata banker bloodline; again, secretly working to destroy the Camarilla. This time she's an Amici Nocti from four states away. That's fine in itself, having a type, feeling comfortable walking the well-worn trough. But the way she's playing these newcomers is starting to get on my nerves.
The character is always bored. Always ingrateful. She seems like she barely even bothers to show up to Elysium or to do stuff with her coterie. Just having to exist in the same room as these people is pure suffering to her. She cannot stop rolling her eyes, sighing, muttering, and bitterly making passive-aggressive accusations about how people "forgot" she was in the room or "ignored" her role in a scheme. It's gotten so bad that I'm definitely not alone...The character is supposed to be a cunning, dangerous femme fatale type, infiltrating and poisoning the Ivory Tower so her Clan and its benefactors can move in for the kill. So naturally, when literally no one, player or non-player, trusts her or believes her lies, she takes a moment OOC to ask us why in frustration. And our Nosferatu, bless his heart, pipes up and answers, "I dunno. Probably all the standing in the corner and smirking."
And...well, yeah, that's the extent of what she contributes to most scenes. Brooding in a corner resenting that no one is seeking out her contributions (well, not anymore....the Caitiff tried as hard as he could, for as long as he could). Seeing as how she has no ties to the location, barely any touchstones/convictions (one of each), and no desire to be vulnerable with anyone in the coterie, I don't know how she would even begin to involve herself more in the game. The character is built, from top to bottom, to give zero shits about anyone but herself...well, and her abusive sire, who of course is thirteen hours away by car and so not very fucking helpful in that respect. (For those who don't know, Clan Lasombra's whole thing is killing a mortal's family, ruining their career, destroying their reputation, etc. and then only Embracing the ones who keep trudging on instead of despairing. A sick kind of social darwinism. So at the very least she's compelling on paper ... is it Stockholm Syndrome or a genuine, sociopathic overlap in values? Does she miss her family or did she recognize that, as an immortal monster, she was going to outlive them anyway? Deliciously ambiguous; truly!)
Again, let me repeat that the player is a good person, and that this is a first for her (as far as I know), and that kicking her out would be extreme, considering she's ultimately a courteous and considerate player. She's always played sassy, smug, outspoken, kinda obnoxious characters, but in a campy way it usually works. And at least she's involving herself in the story that way. Here, I'm completely and utterly at a loss. Why play a character who doesn't give a fuck? Why at each and every avenue avoid having to make a choice or participate in events? What is the appeal of roleplaying a character who resents every second she must spend near everyone because she doesn't want to be there (even though on paper she's here to prove herself to her abusive, monstrous sire, which should be really personal and interesting and sad)? And I don't know whether there's a polite way to tell Sienna that her character fucking sucks, and is a drain on every single scene where she features, without the player taking it personally.
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2023.06.03 09:45 AdLongjumping2076 Driving is impossible for me yet I'm SICK of being dependent
So a couple days ago I took the driver's test for the 2nd time after a year and a half driving with a permit (I'm 24m) and driving just doesn't make fucking sense to me. Nearly t-boned someone who was driving normally during the test. Anytime I drive with my mom she freaks out because I drive like SpongeBob. It doesn't get better either, I took the test a year ago as well and if anything I got WORSE.
So yeah I want to be an independent adult so bad. I love my parents but I'm sick of living with them. I live in rural America where you see cows and shit everywhere yet somehow the internet raised me. I just want to know if there's any place I can move to where driving isn't fucking necessary because I'm a danger to myself and others during it. I fucking cried after that test man. I feel I'll never grow up, I'll be 50 and playing World of Warcraft in a basement somewhere or something.
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2023.06.03 09:45 gillberg1111 Mic setup for cheer competitions
I’m a hobbyist dad who likes to make videos of my kids’ events. My setup is an S5 (now S5iix when it delivers), Ninja V, and a cheap knockoff version of the VideoMicro that connects to the camera. My main two events are school drama club plays and cheer competitions. I was looking at a budget of $200-$300.
The mic works pretty good for the plays, and I probably wouldn’t consider upgrading if this was the majority of my time. But it’s only about 2-3 times a year.
The cheer competitions have a very short setup time since we stand to the side, then walk up in front of the stage about 30-60 seconds before the kids run out and perform. It is also extremely loud from the music of the performance, and the venues are usually small college arenas or convention spaces that do not have much sound treatment. Since I cannot control the environment, my plan was to upgrade the mic to best capture the “live” feeling or just get the best quality I could.
I was considering going with something like the Rode NTG and running it into the Ninja V. Seeing the recommendations on other mic posts for the Zoom H4N Pro has me thinking maybe I could use that somehow, but I’m concerned about getting it ready quickly and having it mobile while also handling the camera. I saw someone recommend an on camera option of a Zoom F1 recorder with the XYH-5 attachment, which would give me the flexibility to pick up the shotgun attachment for the plays or just leave it near the stage with the XYH-5.
Does anyone have experience with a similar situation or suggestion on the mic setup?
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2023.06.03 09:45 Think_Aide_4840 [27F, 26F] I’m worried I could emotionally cheat on my partner with a new friend [27F]
Been together 6 years, the last year has been tough since we moved states. She was increasingly controlling, shouting often, putting me down. It was bad for months then I ‘woke up’ and realised the extent of it, we nearly broke up but I agreed to give her another chance, things are largely better.
We have a new friend here. When we first met I felt like I’d always known her. We all get on well in a group but people have commented that we are ‘special friends’ and there is this deepness there that I can’t put into words. I have the same warm feelings towards her that I do for friends I’ve had since I was 4 years old. It’s a feeling of safety and trust, maybe.
My partner can be jealous when I meet friends 1:1 but has never been jealous of her. Today she off handedly said, “I think M loves you. Not in a romantic way but I think she feels a love for you”.
I’ve been avoiding this friend like the plague through my relationship difficulties.
Should I keep her at arms length as I have been doing? Or should I let this friend close and say yes to e.g. 1:1 invites?
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2023.06.03 09:43 DoorRevolutionary714 Maintain campus cleanliness Reject Yan Limon for Perelman Medical College
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In the global epidemic, the economy is shrinking, the employment rate is low, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine hired Yan Limeng as the hospital staff, this non-racist, non-discriminatory for Asian employees to provide jobs behavior, reflects the college's fraternity, equality. But the Perelman School of Medicine in the hiring of like-minded employees, it is time to consider the maintenance of campus cleanliness as the first task, reject Yan Limeng on stage to join the medical school.
Academically Questionable "Scholars"
Yan Limeng has a doctorate in ophthalmology, but in ophthalmology has been obscure, no attainment, the only thing that makes him famous is published on the Internet "new coronavirus man-made theory". Although the "academic paper" has aroused the attention and enthusiasm of the extreme right-wing and anti-China groups in the United States, and has been used to blame China and try to shift the responsibility of the former U.S. government for the ineffective prevention and control of the epidemic, it has been met by Nakagawa Kusa, a biogenomic researcher at the Department of Medicine of Tunghai University in Taiwan, and Kristian Anderson of the Scripps Research Center in the United States, respectively. However, they were challenged by experts and scholars such as Kristian Andersen of the Scripps Research Center and others in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other media or social media platforms, while Chinese dissident Fang Zhouzi published a direct article "Refuting the Conspiracy Theory of "New Coronavirus Man-Made"" and Columbia University virologist Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University, even argued that Yan Limeng's paper was "political propaganda" aimed at deception.
Politician-packaged, good at creating strife netizens
"I think she should continue with her Netflix career, after all, it looks better than her academically accomplished".
"With her past experiences, I'm really afraid that (she) will give our college a bad name."
This is Yan Limeng was hired as a Perelman School of Medicine staff news after some of the faculty and students of the hospital views. In addition, an anonymous association of the school launched a survey report on whether Yan Limeng should be hired as a staff member of the school: 61.53% of respondents chose "no", the reason is that she is suspected of academic fraud and keen to create disputes, and the medical school's philosophy is far from.
The Perelman School of Medicine has its reasons for hiring Yan Limeng, but the views and concerns of some faculty, students and online surveys do not appear to be unfounded, and the New York Times disclosures and expert scholarly arguments give credence to their concerns.
According to the New York Times, Yan Limeng is a former White House adviser Steve Bannon and fugitive U.S. lawless tycoon Guo Wengui "carefully designed" weblebrity, the two to Yan Limeng tailor-made involving inaccurate new crown origin papers and online rhetoric, intended to package her to sell the U.S. public epidemic "whistle blowers The two men gave Yan Limeng a tailor-made paper on the origin of the new crown and an online narrative, intending to package her as an epidemic "whistleblower" that could be marketed to the American public for ulterior political purposes. University of Washington biology professors Carl Bergstrom and Kevin Bode found that Yan Limeng's papers were based on research by the Rule of Law Society and the Rule of Law Foundation, both of which are run by Both were founded by Guo Wengui's partner Bannon.
Yan Limeng in the former U.S. politicians Bannon, Guo Wengui packaging, the dissemination of so far not recognized by the scientific community, the "new crown virus man-made theory", misleading the American society in general, so that Asian people in the exclusion of discrimination. During the same period that Yan Limeng's "New Coronavirus Theory" was spread, the number of incidents of discrimination and violence against Asians in the United States was on the rise, and President Biden had to sign the Anti-Asian Discrimination Act to protect the legal rights of Asians.
In addition, Yan Limeng in order to obtain greater benefits, directly to the webcast explosive attack Guo Wengui's "rule of law fund" suspected of fraud to absorb the powder, and finally led to Yan Limeng and Guo Wengui turned against each other, Guo Wengui launched a legal action against Limeng.
Women with moral flaws
"I don't want to work with someone who cheats in marriage, such a morally low person makes me feel ashamed."
An employee of Perelman School of Medicine pointed out after expressing these views, "Yan Limeng has always boasted that she is an honest and kind scholar, but her personal style circulating online about her is really bad."
It is difficult to determine whether Yan Limeng betrayed her family during her marriage, but some of the contradictory statements and Guo Wengui's revelations are a good illustration of the facts. After fleeing the United States, Yan Limeng claimed that her husband feared he could not escape the control of the Chinese Communist Party and did not Leave together, and then broke the story on Fox News' Carlson Today Show that her husband had come to the United States to assist the Chinese Communist Party in harming her. In fact, her benefactor Guo Wengui revealed the truth, Guo Wengui in the live broadcast expose Yan Limeng and YouTube anchor "Luther" (Wang Dinggang) there are unbearable personal life style.
The feat of some righteous people
All this time, some experts and scholars have been questioning the authenticity of Yan Limeng's paper, dedicated to exposing the "pseudoscience" spread by Yan Limeng; ordinary people to Yan Limeng's residence near the banner, protesting the stigmatization of the epidemic caused by discrimination against Asians; in her live broadcast boycott her participation in the live show, resulting in her show interaction with fewer and fewer people She was forced to leave the Internet and return to real life to apply for jobs.
However, justice advocates do not want Yan Limeng to go into hiding and continue to spread false information about the new crown outbreak. Guo Wengui found out Yan Limeng's current address: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104) through the FBI agent's connection, Some members of the "New China Federation" started a campaign to "maintain the clean campus and reject Yan Limeng's entry into Perelman Medical" on the telegram， calls on people who love freedom and uphold the "Rule of Law Foundation," especially members of the "New China Federation. On March 21, Yan Limeng's address near the banner to protest Yan Limeng false new crown theory, reveal Yan Limeng and YouTube anchor "Luther" (Wang Dinggang) affair, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine campus to protect the clean land.
2023.06.03 09:43 PsychologicalFee6606 Diarrhea for almost 36h
Hi everyone. My boy is 3yo husky. We are struggling with severe diarrhea for almost 3 days. It is all fluid and explosive. He has been on an off diarrhea for a long time almost every time he eats something else than dry food but never been like this. Dewormed 2 weeks ago and chemically castrated 4 days ago with Suprelorin/Deslorelin. He is allergic to chicken, and before diarrhea he stole chicken from neighbors and 3 days after the stealing this started. I told my vet this and all the story and asked if she can run poop and blood tests but she recommended Canikur tablets and said wait for 2 days and it should resolve. It didn’t resolve a single bit and now I can not reach to my vet because it is not weekday and emergency service is sayin they are full and not available they can book as for to Tuesday! I am going to loose my mind.
We are going out every 3-4h. He is having an explosive fluid stool coming out 2-3 times, no texture at all, trying to squeeze his butt and sometimes there are just drops… Other than that he is eating less (can’t give him bland diet or anything else because he is refusing he is only accepting his kibble), drinking water normally. He is normal outside sniffing around, trying to chase rabbits etc but at home I think he is a bit less active. I just need some advices until Monday then we will go to any vet who opens first. It is killing me that he suffers and vet just said wait and ignored my demand!
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2023.06.03 09:43 Lazy_Two_4908 Help me please
I am in HSR layout Bangalore sector 2 Is there any good tourist attractions near me ? I am here for 10 days
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2023.06.03 09:42 FantasyGirl17 Shocked by the level of homophobia, let's have a discussion - civil, please :)
I posted about a potential M/M Benedict storyline (pure FUN speculation on a fan's part) and I was stunned by the level of homophobia on this subthread. And yes, I'm quite comfortable calling it that so if you feel inclined to play devil's advocate, please refrain or offer some actual constructive thoughts. I've been a part of many other subthreads and that's why the level of homophobia here was shocking to me. I am going to be very clear about this because it's not about 'disagreement' or difference of opinions. It's about how homophobia, bigotry and a lot of unconscious biases come through in subtle ways, and in the response to Benedict being potentially gay as an idea, the backlash and also the specific commentary felt quite homophobic. In many ways whether unconscious, deliberate, in denial...whatever it was but it was disconcerting for me, as a straight cis woman, to see the level of animosity directed at even the idea of a M/M romance. All the reasoning for it felt based on "it doesn't fit the regency era to have a gay romance" [what show are we watching...they literally play taylor swift songs and feature interracial relationships which were ILLEGAL until the1970s in the US!!! who knows in the UK i am not a part of that island, but also not even to mention the fact that Black people were not part of the aristocracy they were very much slaves and part of the translantic slave trade so...].
Beyond all this, I wish this subreddit and the passionate fans here could celebrate even the idea of one of the main siblings having a same-sex relationship. Why aren't fans here advocating for that? When everything else that's historically inaccurate has been shown on the on-screen relationships? Do we think an Indian woman and a wealthy, titled white man of the ton (kanthony) would realistically have ever even been allowed to DANCE, let alone be near each other??
And by being 'ok' with the idea of a same-sex relationship - No, that doesn't mean deferring to a 'well lets just do a Brimsely spin-off' or 'lets have another spin-off with gay relationships'. It means truly, and genuinely being okay with continuing with this modern adaptation and RE-TELLING of Julia Quinn's stories to reflect a modern relationship via Shonda Rhimes. Julia Quinn wrote those novels literallyy eons ago when everything under the sun and moon in tv, books, and film was white and the re-imagining we've seen on screen bears no 'literal' resemblance to the novels. Sure, the names and skeleton of the stories and relationships are there, but the reimagining is truly original, and for a reason. Shonda Rhimes has taken the books and given them a 21st century facelift, so I truly do not understand how so many people are adamant that there will be no same-sex storyline. We've already seen interracial relationships in an era where that was quite literally ILLEGAL, mind you the fact that Black women and men were not royal, to say the veryyyy least.
If the idea of a same-sex relationship in this fantasy fictional world truly rubs you the wrong way in some manner, I really really want you to think why and reconsider any biases. And if your response is, well it's not true to the book or the time, then, I want to ask - how much of what we've seen on screen translated is rigidly true to the original books and time. and the answer, imo, is it's quite flexible in Shonda Land. If a Black girl can change race relations in one generation in this fictional fantasy world, then a Bi-Gay boy can change gay relations in one generation as well. If anything, it makes for QUITE the storyline.
Anyways, happy PRIDE!
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2023.06.03 09:38 JVM23 2024 Golden Globe predictions - June update
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Dune Part 2 (Warner Bros)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple/Paramount)
The Zone of Interest (A24)
ALT: Past Lives (A24)
Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Barbie (Warner Bros)
The Color Purple (Warner Bros)
The Holdovers (Focus/Miramax)
Poor Things (Searchlight)
ALT: Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (Lionsgate), Wonka (Warner Bros), Challengers (Amazon/MGM)
Blitz the Ambassador - The Color Purple
Denis Villeneuve - Dune Part 2
Martin Scorsese - Killers of the Flower Moon
Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer
Jonathan Glazer - The Zone of Interest
ALT: Celine Song - Past Lives
Best Actor - Drama
Bradley Cooper - Maestro
Leonardo DiCaprio - Killers of the Flower Moon
Coleman Domingo - Rustin
Cillian Murphy - Oppenheimer
Josh O'Connor - La Chimera
ALT: Andre Holland - The Actor (if released this year)
Best Actress - Drama
Annette Benning - Nyad
Sandra Hueller - Anatomy of a Fall
Greta Lee - Past Lives
Carey Mulligan - Maestro
Natalie Portman - May December
Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
Timothee Chalamet - Wonka
Ryan Gosling - Barbie
Paul Giamatti - The Holdovers
Barry Keoghan - Saltburn
Josh O'Connor - Challengers
Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
Fantasia Barrino - The Color Purple
Abby Ryder Forston - Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
Margot Robbie - Barbie
Emma Stone - Poor Things
Zendaya - Challengers
Best Supporting Actor
Coleman Domingo - The Color Purple
Robert De Niro - Killers of the Flower Moon
Richard E Grant - Saltburn
John Magaro - Past Lives
Charles Melton - May December
ALT: Willem Dafoe/Mark Ruffalo - Poor Things
Best Supporting Actress
Danielle Brooks/Taraji P Henson/both - The Color Purple
Lily Gladstone - Killers of the Flower Moon
Rachel McAdams - Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
Julianne Moore - May December
Da'Vine Joy Randolph - The Holdovers
ALT: Rosamund Pike - Saltburn
David Hemingson - The Holdovers
Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese - Killers of the Flower Moon
Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer
Celine Song - Past Lives
Emerald Fennell - Saltburn
ALT: Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik - May December
Best Animated Feature
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Sam Fell, Netflix/Aardman)
How Do You Live? (Hayao Miyazaki, TBC likely GKIDS)
Robot Dreams (Pablo Berger, NEON)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K Thompson, Sony)
Wish (Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, Disney)
Best Foreign Language Film
Anatomy of a Fall (France, NEON)
El Conde (Chile, Netflix)
How Do You Live? (Japan, GKIDS)
La Chimera (Italy, NEON)
The Zone of Interest (Poland/UK/US, A24)
ALT: Past Lives (US, A24) - if eligible
Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - Barbie
Hans Zimmer - Dune Part 2
Ludwig Goeransson - Oppenheimer
Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen - Past Lives
Mica Levi - The Zone of Interest
Original Song to come...
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2023.06.03 09:37 sagninaw Twitter says fast so your head falls of and you become a balloon
2023.06.03 09:37 Giant-Apple-1919 My ex-girlfriend keyed my car
I caught my ex-girlfriend cheating on me two weeks ago and broke up with her. I found out she was trying to control the narrative of our breakup online so I posted a photo on my Instagram story of her kissing a guy and a text sent from her best friend’s phone where she admitted to hooking up with another guy early in our relationship. We had took graduation pictures a couple days earlier and she posted the ones of us on her profile so I added the post to my story and put the photo and screenshot over her post. She ended up removing her profile from Instagram after people turned on her and started to support me. It was cathartic, I am not going to lie, but my ex-girlfriend is someone you do NOT want to be enemies with so I knew there was a good chance she would retaliate.
Yesterday, I was packing up my apartment to move back home and I had my car in my apartment parking lot. I woke up this morning and went out to my car and all four doors had massive scratches on them and two taillights were broken. There was a note on my windshield that said “You ruined my life. This is what you deserve”. I went to campus security and my car thankfully was parked near a security camera and we saw three people scraping my car doors with keys and other items. One of them had a jacket I recognized and she showed her face to the camera and it was my ex-girlfriend. There other two people were her best friend and a person I did not recognize. I went to the police station to press vandalism charges and they said I had a solid case. I’m still mad about my car but it’s falling apart and I need a new one so I will just look for a used one. I went to a nearby mechanic and they replaced the broken taillights and the car barely made its way back home. It probably has about 25 more miles to go before it explodes lol.
Thank goodness I am moving back home. The past two weeks have been a unbelievably hectic and all I want to do is be 290 miles away from my ex-girlfriend forever. Good luck to whoever she ends up with. You are going to need it.
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2023.06.03 09:37 SleepyThrowaway20 I think I'm going to end it
This year hasn't gone the way I've wanted it to at all. I lost my dream job and then my best friend gets it 3 weeks later, I run out of money and suddenly my family doesn't know I exist, I'm on the verge of losing everything I've ever know and all my dad can say is "We really don't want you to move back home", I live near family who want absolutely nothing to do with me because I'm fat.
Well good riddance to it all, I'll have the last laugh when I end it all.
That'll show em
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