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Have you come across anything in terms of any media, from drawn individual artworks to film productions to episodes from anime television franchises and more, involving romance that you'd like to share? That you'd like to talk about? Let's do that here!

During these days of freezing winter weather, who doesn't yearn for a sweetheart to be warmed up with? Cuddling time over and over again? Somebody to share some hot chocolate with too?

I've personally a ton of hang-ups (far too much) about relationships in the media, and I'm trying to be more understandingly open, really! I also have that pack-rat-like desire to accumulate artwork as well as recommendations for what to watch... plus more... it goes on for months and months! Although, as an artist and writer, hopefully lots of exposure to great things helps me be more creative myself, maybe! Anyone else been the same?
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"Risk" seems to be the key word.

If you're a middle-class guy who earns 10,000$ a year, the concept of putting down a cool 1,000$ on a relaxing sports bet with a circle of friends if you've got the instinct about 'a sure thing' can make a kind of emotional sense. You're not coming at the decision from a position of extreme vulnerability. It's more playing around with your hobbies.

Suppose you're a working-class lady who earns 20,000$ a year. A 1,000$ bill out of nowhere due to something like the heating system in your house breaking down, with you either getting it fixed or freezing through the winter, is like Muhammed Ali punching you in the face. Looks like you'll be skipping some meals for a while.

It's a really crude analogy, but it applies to sex and romance in a kind of important way. At least, I feel that way. If you're in a position where you feel as if the emotional version of a stiff breeze can kill you (such as, for example, you being triggered by certain stimulus that reminds you of past physical abuse), the risk of putting yourself out there for date-dates is nightmare-inducing. For so many other people? Not so much. Vulnerability makes literally everybody unique like snowflakes in regards to what they may or may not isk.


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Eh, not like I have done much of that outside of a handful of short horror comics. I did say yes to a new one recently though.

>Happen randomly
So randomly that by far most people experience the former several times before they're even half my age, and certainly the latter at least somewhat at SOME point. And by your own admission, at least a few times for you.

Again, I don't even know for sure if I CAN feel the former, if I am just not wired for it. But I can certainly long for some manner of companionship. And I guess it'd just be nice to have any way of knowing if these things are evne possible at all - because the alternative in my mind becomes that I am just that entirely undesirable or completely inept in both fields. And judging from what very, very few "experiences" I can cite, it sure as fuck leans that way.

Not that I don't have friends, but they all live far away, have actual careers and their own partners and their own shit to take care of, and that will ONLY continue to grow "worse" as I get older.

I'm nobody's choice. Not in these matters, in anything remotely practical, nowhere. I don't think I ever will be. And it's reaching a point where I can't even just daydream anymore because it always just reaches the "logical" conclusion where something about me will be correctly deemed insufficient.  

Let's be real, even if by some random happenstance I actually did end up in anything now - again, be that practical, sexual or romantic - my useless ass  would almost certainly  fuck it up horiffically in like a week and leave me having no idea how to handle myself afterwards.

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I consume a lot of romantic media, much of it is NSFW. Either way, I'm a fan of the fantasy, but I've kindof talked myself out of it irl.

There's a difference between fantasy and reality, after all, and unless I can genuinely get myself into guys, which so far has been very low success, then realistically I know what the realities of the situation. The stats don't lie when you really look at them and don't dismiss them offhand...

Still tho, love romantic media, love pining heroines, love atypical couples with unique, recognizable dynamics, love "us vs. the world" vibe. It's great! Plenty of romances I don't care for, of course, but the ones that land land very well. Best examples would probably be from eroge, probably because when you don't waste so much time teasing around the issue you have the space to dig into the relationship dynamics, go figure.

Song of saya is #1 with a bullet. Every time I re-read it, it's utterly memorizing many moments make me tear up, and the conflict is very real, very compelling, and very well done!

Other more standard dating sim fate does well too, fruit of grisaia and katawa shoujo are both pretty standard dating sim setups, but both really land well. You feel for the characters, you genuinely want to know them better, the conflicts are good and believable, and they're far more digestible and innoffensive than song of saya. Katawa is legally free, too, so if you're looking for a romance kick, you've got no excuse not to pick it up! And I find it to be a good entry point into eroge I'm general!

Second double-bill recs are Yosuga no sora and white album 2. These are both on a really slow boil, but use those slow-boils to good affect. I've gotten impatient with both of them at times, but they've landed well in the end. I'd say Yosuga no sora is the less frustrating of the two, but it's also more taboo, though I think it handles it's taboo subject really excellently. White album is pretty standard at first, but has a maturity and realism about it that's quite appealing. Either of these are great, but a huge time-investment, and white album 2 in particular can feel frustratingly cyclical. I still need to play through the other major route in that one. But the route I did play was great when it wasn't being cyclical.

For more sfw stuff, next is the mecha-double-bill! I loved darling in the franxx. While it's comically on-the-nose at times, and I dismissed it at first thanks to Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Yall investing in that Poke-Cypto? He sure is.
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I am going to need you to stop


Apparently the AI isn't good at exclusions. When I say "NO", it includes all of the traits.

My prompt was:

Mutaffin, the muffin monster | Brown body, black happy mouth, two body parts, Lickitung'-like large tongue, tongue is out | edible, moves by hopping | NO teeth, NO eyes, NO limbs, NO ears, NO horns, NO hands, NO legs, NO tail, NO nose, NO nostrils

Or something like that.


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When are we getting the forbidden Polywag evolution?


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We, the human race are now almost at a population of 8 billon. 8 billion! Crazy huh? Damn, and to think about all the sex that spawned 8 billion people and yet you still get zero bitches.

Seriously though does this not rather worry anyone? We live in a world that is rather cramped, full and we really are rapidly approaching if not beyond the point of no return.

I'm not saying we need to go full thanos and wipe out half the population of Earth or something but.. Damn, theres a lot of us now huh?

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I am so fucking tired of eco-fascist talking points.


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Overpopulation isn't the problem. Man's inhumanity to man is the problem. To pick a specific example, something like between a third and a half of all of the foodstuffs produced in the United States get thrown away. Seriously.

[ https://www.feedingamerica.org/our-work/our-approach/reduce-food-waste ]

If we had different ethics, particularly different standards of empathy, in my country, then we could literally save hundreds of thousands of lives. And it would not reduce our own prosperity one iota. Seriously.

We look back today at how Americans in the 1700s lived with open slavery, freely-tolerated child prostitution, medicine that involved bloodletting plus leeches, and so on. We wonder how regular people could be at that level. Future generations will feel exactly the same about us in terms of so many social issues.


>Future generations
But I was told those whippersnappers are the last generation.
I want my money back.


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I hope this thread doesn't veer too much into /townhall/ direction. And yeah, this probably would have been applicable to other global conflicts as well.

But since this year the whole Russia vs Ukraine war seems to be taken the main stage.
And I wonder:
Has anyone here had friendly relationships (over the internet) to people from Russia prior to the invasion?
As the war rages on and there is again this strong schisms between East and West, has this affected those friendships?

I myself haven't really maintained any friends / acquaintances from Russia since the recent years. MBP remains on my mind, though, and I can't really feel negative towards them personally.
But with all things going on, I think it would be awkward to interact with Russian folks after this.
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I don't think that it makes sense to view "love" as a concept that can be completely divorced from actions and only reflect beliefs plus thoughts.

"Love" is something that you both feel for people and give people at exactly the same time.

If somebody seeks to impose their emotional feelings on you in a way that directly makes you worse off whether you like it or not, the practical actions being divorced from the claimed thoughts, then I'd describe that as "control", "dominance", "possession", and the like instead of "love".

I think the reason that we're arguing is because you're viewing this as a matter of like "Should I abandon a lifelong friendship if he turns out to be a Donald Trump supporter?" while I'm viewing this as a matter of like "Should I abandon a family member if he really would rather me be dead but conforming to his desires for me rather than me being alive and myself but murdering our connection?"


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Well the answer to your question, regardless of what love means, is yes, you should abandon them.

But what *I* am saying, is that just because you have left them and cut them out of your life does not mean you do not or can not also love them.

Giving love and having love for people are NOT inextricably linked. I've said this several times now. You can love someone and still cut them out of your life.


>If somebody seeks to impose their emotional feelings on you in a way that directly makes you worse off whether you like it or not, the practical actions being divorced from the claimed thoughts, then I'd describe that as "control", "dominance", "possession", and the like instead of "love".
Also, this is not about THEM. This is about YOU. This is about your FEELINGS for them. It's not about their feelings or actions for or towards you.


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Never forget those who died to ensure you could live in freedom and peace.

Seems even more poignant now that sadly the "Long Peace" that we here in Europe seemed to be in after world war two was sadly broken quite recently by a certain Russian wannabe dictator and empire maker..

But that's a different subject for another day. Today is a day to remember all those who have died so we may live in peace.

Do you have anyone in your family who has or is serving in the military?
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My grandfathers on both sides were in the military, both the Air Force. One of them is still alive, he retired as a Colonel years and years before I was born.

I don't like the military. I don't like war. I do like veterans, though. I mostly feel bad for them, especially modern ones. I think they deserve a lot more than they're getting. They certainly deserve our kindness.

I don't believe that anyone has "fought for [my] freedom" any time recently. I don't even believe either of my grandfathers did so. They did not serve in World War 2. Their enemies were not enemies of the world or freedom. Their enemies were enemies of the US's politics and the US's economics. I do accept that they probably thought they were fighting for my freedom, though. I respect their courage. I respect the courage of anyone who goes into the military, for whatever reason, whether its something I agree with or something that they were convinced to do so by. Given how dangerous it is, its a brave move no matter what.

Anyways, for veterans day it is important not to get caught up in the military fetishization or ultra nationalism that many people fall into. It is a day to remember those who have fallen and remember to support those that survived. Veterans in my country need a lot more than what they've been getting.


My grandfather was significantly older than my father, so much so I can legitimately claim my grandfather was a veteran of world war one

He was part of the same infantry division as Harry Truman.


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Discussions about war and conflict are probably going to hit me a lot differently than a lot of other marginalized Americans since, from my point of view, the struggles against the Kaiserreich, the Nazi Empire, and the Soviet Empire were completely morally and ethnically justified. It was the right thing to do. I believe.

I'm not going to pretend as if the U.S. didn't do a lot of terrible things during both World War One, World War Two, and the Korean War, specifically, but I still feel glad that the even significantly flawed states of peace after those conflicts broadly worked out how they did. Multiracial and multiethnic representative democracy based on classical liberalism and the objective rule of law, all of that really being kind of political shell that's grown around the underlying principle of Age of Enlightenment style moral idealism, isn't simply a mere kind of opinion or preference. It's more a deeply spiritual thing. If you genuinely think that human beings are inherently born good, born free, and born equal, that's going to bleed into literally everything you do in how you live your life. Or, at least, I think that it should.

I agree that American pseudo-patriotism is annoying as hell, though, still. Military fetishization. The political pendulum is swung way the hell too far in one extreme direction.

[ Genuinely goofy expressions of national love are often one hundred percent rad, nonetheless, with the gif being very related. ]

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...i was wondering, how do you, or your family, express your culture? do you have any family heirlooms or artifacts that tell your story?
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I wish I had an old rifle as a family heirloom.  Maybe I'll buy a Finnish moist-nugget.


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You already bought a gun. No more for now.


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Thinking it over, given how extremely marginalized and picked on I've felt my entire life, being 'the outsider's outsider', you would think that I've basically no sense of cultural longing at all. Being totally cosmopolitan. Adrift feeling and happy about it.

That's not true at all, though. It's more that I kind of feel like a misshapen Frankenstein's monster of different aspects of life that're constantly at odds due to how malformed and unnatural the final mix is. It sounds morbid. I don't mean it as a lament, though. I really don't.

In community terms, I feel connected at least somewhat to other Unitarian Universalists. Other people of partial or entire Jewish heritage. Other people interested in Reform Judaism particularly. Others interested in the more hard data driven social sciences who've studied them in the academic context, particularly business/economics/finance nerds. Other furries. Other artists, particularly painters. Other writers, particularly those into NSFW fiction. Other LGBT people in general and specifically both transgender individuals as well as bisexual/pansexual individuals. Other social justice minded types involved in politics beyond just voting. And I suppose I could go on.

The pandemic times have sucked so much for being socially engaged! They really have! I can't wait for this nonsense to be over!

I'll probably never find the solution to this dilemma, but back to what I said before: there are so many communities in the modern American south that you can be active in, being very welcomed in. Yet there's so much opposition. To be specific, me being a nonbinary transgender person is hella alienating in all kinds of spaces. Transphobia can come out of nowhere. There's no particular reason that a group of, whatever, people really into painting will show tolerance in that way. It's also hella alienating to be below the middle-class, with me considering myself lower-class/working-class. Same for being disabled. Same for being at all Jewish. I can go on, eh, but I won't.

It's just human nature. Somebody who's openly LGBT and very engaging, even loving in those terms may very well mutate into a raving bigot who thinks all religious and/or spiritual people are mentally ill freaks. Somebody with a lot of empathy about those who are disabled might fly off the handle when the furry fandom comes up. An activist strongly involved with Democratic politics can dismiss with pure prejudice anybody belPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Inanis says, we can be cyborgs if we shovel money into a furnace
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The definition of a cyborg is a human who is part machine and reliant on the mechanical components for their daily lives.

Wouldn't you say computers or smart phones are an essential part of our daily social lives? Thus are we not all cyborgs?


>Wouldn't you say computers or smart phones are an essential part of our daily social lives? Thus are we not all cyborgs?
I guess I should call myself a cyborg since I use levers.


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If I have my diabetes cured with a completely artificial organ being put in, does that make me a cyborg, technically?


Despite all the criticism on pokemon games, which are definitely a valid concer, I still feel like Pokemon is the best pokemon-like out there.
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I do wonder how many bias I have from growing up with Pokemon and how you could build sort of a battle pet simulator.
In some way Pokemon games do make it easier to get into the world.
Pick a starter, fight a few birds and rats and steadily get into the story.
Evolutions and attacks are usually pretty straightforward.

I feel like you can probably do way better than Pokemon without making a Pokemon clone, but so far I never found a better game.

I remember watching stuff from digimon world.
It looked as obtuse as a 90s point and click game.


I wouldn't know I have not played that many aside from some of the GBA Monster Rancher titles.



The first Digimon World was based on the Digimon virtual pet toy.  It was not really at all like Pokemon, and wasn't intended to be.

And on that note, I'm not sure how many Digimon games I'd say are supposed to be like Pokemon, aside from proxy fighting with monsters.  I'd say Pokemon is fundamentally about collecting monsters, and very very rarely is Digimon about that at all, even in games where it's technically possible.


This commercial nearly killed me XDD
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Also, I remember this was a whole story arc in a Dutch comic book


why would i pay a woman to scream at my face when i can just go stand in the ball pit for free?

see? that dog IS Napoleon!

the phoneline was true!


Vomit in the ball pit
Step right in and drown in it
Saw it when I was a little kid
It fucked me up and made me sick


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>Wait 22 years for a Dunsparce evolution
>Get one
>It just gets bigger
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>Ghost/fighting type
>My guess about priemape needing to die to evolve was right

New favorite mon right here. Love how the entery says it's no longer limited by a physical body.. Youre fucking. You can't run. It can glide and float and go through walls now. How you gonna escape?  


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Ever been so pissed off you fucking died?


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I'm heckin' tired, my dudes.
Maybe I should scarf down some melatonin.
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Emphasis on the term "some", of course.


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I don't know what happened to me yesterday.
I think I poisoned myself.


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Always good to be attentive to your own health at times.


>Lent a friend who is having some financial problems £100, he's paying me back when his paycheck comes in at the end of the month
>Get home and remember that my small 'savings' I had were spent on my shopping and billls a week back
>Quckly get to a cash machine
>Check my bank balance
>I as of right now have only £1.50 in the bank and no money on me

It's gonna be one of THOSE kinds of festive seasons huh? Thankfuly I have enough food and such to last and I do have some money coming in in a few days but man, this fucking economy huh?
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I mentioned the boiling frog principle to my son earlier this evening.

Like, I am not yet pannicking much about inflation.
My store visits go around 75 euros on average per week. I still don't feel like it's noticeably more.

Then I also hear that inflation has prizes of toys go up with like 5 %
and I'm like, if I buy a €20 boardgame that's €21 right now and that's not like a huge deal.
But that's the point, is it not? You'll just get price hikes until you suddenly have no money left to spend.


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I've noticed the grocery bill is getting fucking ridiculous yeah.


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I just kind of thank goodness that I'm a member of a six individual family in which everybody for the most part gets along well enough with each other, with everybody being able to contribute to everyone else in terms of most life challenges.

Thought it over when I was getting diabetic related supplies Wednesday night. I asked my step-father essentially "Isn't it so horrible to think of how many people can't afford the high prices for all of these essential health things?", and, yeah, we both felt distraught about it all.

I wish you the best... I know that so many are suffering these holiday times...

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i am wondering... what wisdom do you have to share?

let us seek... some peace, together. i think, it is best to seek harmony, to seek peace. but it is so hard to find sometimes.
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>times are not going to get easier... but at least, maybe, i can do more to think about what i may need, if i am to persist.

That's a good mindset Moony. You don't have to stop being you, but it won't hurt to adjust just a little.

also, totally unrelated, but I love this picture



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I think I was just reminded of the work I need to do.


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You laugh, you lose!
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I get the ham joke, but not the rest.



You just gotta gitgud and then use a Real Expert Distro: https://sourceforge.net/projects/suicide-linux/


Start this up again?
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Guess I'm listening to a lot of video game music right now. New Pokemon coming out, new Sonic coming out, me remembering how those series have a lot of bangers...


I feel this one at such a deep level.

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