Things That Are Making You Happy

Larian calling out their playerbase for the average created character in Baldur’s Gate 3 being the most vanilla white dude

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Honestly, I am so disappointed by people playing any RPG (D&D or otherwise) and deciding to play vanilla human white male, so yeah. (For all Larian going back and saying it was in fun - it’s also something that many other companies wouldn’t have teased at all.)

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Y’all ever just think about cats? They’re great. I’m (very) allergic so I can’t have one but I can scroll through twitter and see pictures and videos of other peoples cats I have to say: cats are great. Big fan of them. Lil fluffy angels. Perfect little creatures.

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I walked away from a possible impulse purchase. It wasn’t what I was after, but it was beautiful and very similar to what I was after. And the price was very good. Driving home, I almost turned around. Got home, huge relief. Gonna hold out for what I want.

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My mom got very sick last week but it wasn’t COVID, thank goodness, and she should theoretically be on the mend at this point. I just have to laugh because the cause of the problem was severe enough to require surgery but the whole time she was like “Eh, I’m fine, I just need to sleep it off”

UPDATE: Woman who had her entire immediate family extremely concerned for both her short-term and long-term health now says she’ll be “fine by Thursday.” Don’t mess with my mom, folks.

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Ya’ll like Lightning Bolt? Lightning Bolt is making me happy.

(might wanna turn down your speakers/headphones first)

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Lightning Bolt kicks SO much ass. One of their live videos is one of my favorites I’ve seen: https://youtu.be/3NZGbD236fw

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this is my dog roxy

she is very smart and goofy look at that smile

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I recently started using some new-to-me software for programming by voice (Talon) and while it’s a little bit rough around the edges it’s also more flexible than anything I’ve used before. I had been despairing a little bit after my RSI flared up the worst it’s ever been (from writing postcards to voters for shitty centrist Dems), but ironically that’s also what got me to research seriously if there were better options since the last time I looked.

I also found this blog post which contained something I think I really needed to read:

It is easy to respond to anyone who has overcome adversity with one of two reactions: “It can’t be that hard,” or “I could never do that”. Move past both reactions. It is that hard. You can do it.

It’s nice to be hanging out in a Slack with people going through something similar.

On a more frivolous note I also finally tried out some other software for playing games using noise activated commands, and it was easier to set up than I expected. I’ll probably post more about it in my other thread about accessibility hacks, but here’s a quick demo I made last night

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I recently got diagnosed with ADHD and have started being medicated for it and I feel like my quality of life has gotten so much better over the last couple of weeks. Not to invoke the dreaded gifted kid discourse, but I was always seen as smart as a kid, then I went to a selective high school and slowly fell apart under the pressure and it’s been so helpful to have a medical diagnosis as a lens that I can use to re-evaluate that experience and how’s it’s effect

There’s been some ups and downs working out a regimen for my meds that works for me, especially with working late nights in hospitality, but I feel like I’m at a place in my life now where I have the self-knowledge and space and freedom to grow into myself as a person in a way that I never really could before.

I’m going back to uni next year and I’m kind of interested/worried about how adding another plate to spin is going to change my routine, but yeah, I just feel like I’m in a very healthy place as a person right now that I’ve never really reached before.

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I’m playing Kingdom Hearts and listening to the Lore Reasons and just hit the part where Natalie nails the intro to In The Air Tonight

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Cat videos are my go to stress relief and recently the owner of Maru, the cat who not only is heavily obsessed with boxes but also sitting on swings, and Hana recently got a kitten named Miri and watching the kitten play with the much older Maru has been making my heart melt :sob:

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It’s not getting here until next year and I’m still working because deadlines are a butt and Wal-Mart is notorious for cancelling but I FINALLY GOT MY XBOX SERIES X, DARN IT. THREE &%&()%#&(*) WEEKS.

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I just discovered there’s an entire Sailor Moon Christmas album - in Japanese. It is unbelievably cute.

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I don’t usually get hyped for terminal themes but I recently installed the new Windows terminal which is pretty slick actually and so went and found a nice theme to go with it

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My kid turned two and spent the evening running around nude yelling about “poo poo.”

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Hoping it’s cool that I am reviving this thread because I can’t make this announcement IRL just yet: I got a new job! I think the timing is going to work out such that I can actually take a few days off between jobs which will be my first time off in almost two years.

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Absolutely cool you’re reviving this thread, and congrats!

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