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💎THE RESULTS: r/RomanceClub Community Survey!💎

2020.07.10 20:24 LauraVi 💎THE RESULTS: r/RomanceClub Community Survey!💎

💎THE RESULTS: RomanceClub Community Survey!💎
First of all, thank you very much to everyone who took part in the second ever Reddit Romance Club community survey! We mods were absolutely amazed by the high number of responses, so thank you for making this such a vibrant and engaged community! You all rock.
After grinding the (many) numbers, here are the results, which we hope you will find as interesting as we did.
Just a note: this survey was opened at the end of May and closed shortly after the June release, hence its questions only barely included Legend of the Willow and did not include Dracula: a Love Story. For this reason, we have not counted the (very few) replies that have been given in the "other" boxes mentioning characters that were not yet available as Lis/known as LIs in the May release (think Leo, Vlad, Kazu etc) as this would have not been fair to those who had answered the survey before the June update.
Having said that... buckle up for the ride! Lots of interesting info ahead.
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💎Question 1: Which RC story is your favourite?

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No one will be surprised to find out that Heaven's Secret is the top story in this community right now, chosen by over 45% of the respondents. Our nostalgic heart is very happy, however, to see some old favs still make the podium - albeit trailing significantly behind. Moonborn and Shadows of Saintfour score second and third place, only separated by a handful of votes at around 11%, but newer release Chasing You is already breathing on their neck at 10.7%.
A healthy mix of new and old stories follows: Sails in the fog is in fifth place with 7.8% of the preferences, while Legend of the willow, after only a few episodes, already scores a very good sixth place, in a tie with Seduced by the rhythm at 4.3% of the votes. Queen in 30 days is seventh with 3.5% and My Hollywood Story is eighth with 1.2%.
Last place goes to Wave Patrol at 0.4%, which sadly doesn't come as a shock given the general feeling that the romantic/reputation points system was too complicated.
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💎Question 2: Who are your favourite LIs?

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HS being the most popular story unsurprisingly propels some of its main LIs onto the podium with supersonic speed.
Bad boys rule, with Lucifer taking the crown with a whopping 65.7% of the votes and Alexander (CY) taking silver at 49.3%. The nice guys are not too far behind, though, with Dino in third place at 47.4% and Max (MB) only just about missing the podium in fourth place at 45.3%. We go back to bad boys with Brandon (SBR) in fifth, but soft spoken Sam (CY) is ready to balance things out again with his sixth place.
The most surprising result on top of the rankings is Jake (WP) who makes the top ten with a very healthy seventh place. He is really hard work, but obviously we all think he's totally worth it!
Old favourites Michael (SOS) and Victor (MB) still hold onto the hearts of their fans by scoring eight and ninth place respectively. First among the women - and the only female LI to make the top 10 - is the delightfully devilish Mimi (HS).
Waves' mate Sebastian misses the top ten only by a hair, placing himself in 11th place with a healthy 20.7%. Bodyguard Adam is the most favourite LI in Q30 in 12th place, followed by a row of SOS boys, with John, Derek and Aaron scoring very similar percentages in 13th, 14th and 15th place respectively. Sweetheart Ray is no longer the most favourite LI to come out of MHS, as in this round he ends up in a tie for 16th place with none other than his almost polar opposite, rough and ready Captain Jeff.
Leonard from Q30 (17th place) ties with Cherry from SOS but at least he beats his brother Richard (20th place) in the heart of the readers - and we all know that he'd be pretty pleased with that. Claire (SBR) is the second most favourite female LI in 18th place, while mysterious Luke (SOS) completes the top 20 in 19th place.
Here are the rest of the Lis who placed lower than the top 20:
(21) Carlos (SBR) 9.2%
(22) Justin (SBR) 8.6%
(23) Benny Bart (MB) 8.4%
(24) Tarino (MHS) 8.1%
(25) Gino (MHS) tied with Stephanie (SBR) at 7.8%
(26) Dante (MB) 6.9%
(27) Andy (HS) 6.3%
(28) Mike (MHS) 6.1 %
(29) Alek (WP) tied with Dante (CY) at 5.9%
(30) Kayla (WP) 5.3 %
(31) Alex (MHS) 3.9%
(32) Chris (SIF) 3.4%
(33) Frances (MB) 3.2%
(34) William (SIF) 3.1%
(35) Trisha (MB) 2.6%
(36) Charles (SBR) 2.1%
(37) Orlando (SBR) 1.8%
(38) Chris the bodyguard (MHS) tied with Adi (HS) at 1.6%
(39) Ellen (MHS) tied with Manta (SIF) at 1.2%
(40) Masked Man (SOS) 1.1%
(41) Ellia (CY) 0.8%
(42) Mermaid (SIF) 0.6%
(43) Simon (MB) 0.4%
(44) Charles (WP) tied with Emma (Q30) and Jackie (SIF) at 0.2%.
These lower rankings include some LIs that, based on the discussions we see on the subreddit, we were not expecting to get as many votes as they did - and vice versa. Dante from CY has more votes than Orlando from SBR? And Chris the bodyguard (MHS) beat the Masked Man (SOS)? Say what... Also: Jackie (SIF) definitely deserved a lot more votes! We might have to start a hashtag or something.
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💎Question 3: Which non-LI character you’d romance in a heartbeat?

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Here are the top 15 most desired LIs in this community:
To absolutely no one's surprise, Geralt (HS) takes the top spot with 39.1% of the readers eager to unbuckle his sexy neck belts at the first occasion. Dreamy Xander from MB takes a very respectable second place with 23.2%: we will forever long for his full lips and crisp linen suit. Another MB favourite, Prince Ethan Wood completes the podium with his Matrix-style coat and intense eyes, but sassy and sexy demon Austie (HS) is not very far behind in fourth place.
Vampires Dustin Chase in fifth place and - although at quite a distance - Sophia in sixth join the ranks of the many LIs who sadly never were in MB. Cute lifeguard Zoey from WP ranks seventh, and no worries if you don't remember who she is: her screen time was about 5 minutes total - but enough to end up in a tie with angelic mentor Misselina from HS. Frenemy Candy from SOS makes eighth place, while evil stunner Monica from MB clutches ninth. To complete the top 10 is no one else but grumpy Angel Fencio (HS) - we obviously all want him to show us his collection of talismans - tied with Bean from MHS, who sadly had the audacity to get married to someone else.
In 11th place is SOS great friend Bobby, whose bravery in the face of untold horrors gave him a special place in all our hearts, in a tie with another WP lifeguard, Ryan (yeah, we have little recollection of him as well). Party-loving and OSHA nemesis Anthony Wood (MHS) is in 12th place, while scheming yet gorgeous Julia (Q30) takes 13th.
In 14th place is no one else but our dear Sailor Bobby - an option that was added as humorous but instead raked up a very respectable 4.7% of votes. As they say, if you are not handsome you should be handy, and no one is a better dress maker than Bobby! Plus, how can we forget when he disguised himself as a tribesman to save Adelaide from becoming soup? He ends up in a tie with a fan favourite, sweet angel Sammy (HS). Completing the top-15 is another HS angel, the ethereal Leeloo.
This question also had an "other" box, where people could add names that were not included in the list. For all those (quite a few!) people who wrote Dino (HS), Sam (CY) and Orlando (SBR)... we choose to believe you misread the question, but if you didn't... oh boy, have we got good news for you!
A few people also wished for Rachel (CY) and Hiro (SBR) to be LIs, so that's another happy ending there as per the latest release.
Some also wished for Diego, Baron Samedi and Jackie from SIF, and Joseph, Christian and Gustavo from SBR to be LIs, and we are happy to say that, although their routes might be a bit hidden and not all of them can be endgame LIs, you can most definitely already hookup with/romance all of them. Check the wiki for details!
A few people asked for the coffee shop owner in CY... we have the feeling that we know who at least one of them is, and truth be told, that beard is dreamy so we can see their point! More bearded LIs please!
Those who asked for Fyr... far from us to kink shame here, but let's just hope he turns out to be human at some point! We also have some Seraph Crowley (HS) and Angel Mora (MB) fans amongst us, as clear proof that no one is ever too old for love, plus WP Agent Phillips' manbun has also scored him some eager fans.
But that one person who asked for Sean from MB... we hope for your sake you are also about 12 years old because otherwise you need an old priest, a young priest and also a police officer.
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💎Question 4: Which LI do you think is overrated, and why?

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Here are the top 10 most overrated LIs in the game according to our community.
You know how they say never rest on your laurels? In a surprising (or maybe not?) twist of fate, some of the most liked LIs also topped the most overrated rankings, which goes to show that the beauty of our community is that we all have different (and sometimes opposite) opinions! So please let's not fight in the comments, haha.
The most overrated LI crown goes to Lucifer with the 21.9% of the votes, (which is almost as him winning an Oscar and a Razzie in the same evening) mostly due to his behaviour, which many identify as "toxic", "abusive" and "triggering". Many readers are "not comfortable with his choking/manhandling of MC", and his "lack of respect for personal space". "Being treated poorly in the hope to finally reach a hidden soft side does not seem worth it". Some think "he needs therapy", and wonder "why he's still behaving like a teen while he's possibly thousands of years old". A reason why many dislike him however, is also "the daily flood of fanart that features him": we might all be a little Lucifered-out here on the subreddit!
Tied in second place (pun fully intended!) are Alexander (CY) and Victor (CY) at 11.5%: the reasons given for both of them are surprisingly similar. Both boys are into BDSM but neither seem to "truly know the rules of consent" and people think that they "overstep boundaries a little too often". Both have been described as "creepy", "controlling" and "plain weird". Victor is also guilty of being "boring" ("I asked for a tea not for your life story in India!" - someone wrote). Both have been invited to "drop the Christian Grey act" and some people think "they would be arrested in real life if they acted this way". Oh boy.
Justin (SBR) completes this unflattering podium at 9.1% because of his "obnoxious outbursts" and the way he treats MC. He is "rude" and "mean" and people seem to be willing to "pay diamonds to put him in his place". Hopefully that won't be necessary!
Jake from WP is fifth at 7.8%, the main reason being that he is "too difficult to romance", "too expensive and still rude", and that "we have to solve the Da Vinci code to get him" - as someone hilariously wrote.
Bad boy Brandon (SBR) scores 6.1% of the votes landing fifth place, with the word "jerk" being the most recurrently used to describe him. He is "arrogant", a "vanishing act", and "he is never nice to MC for long". Come on, Brandon! You can do better!
Unclaimed Andy (HS) takes sixth place with 4.5% for being "jealous" and "annoying" - although we would maybe argue that he's not really that overrated, as far as we can see from the sub...
In seventh place is Max (MB) at 4.1% but we are confused by the person who mentioned "his abs being too perfect" as a reason for disliking him. Of course, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, so... fair enough? Other words used are "too boring", otherwise many people voted for him but did not really give a reason why. Max needs to work on his PR clearly!
Another tie in eight place sees Adam (Q30) and Dino (HS) score 3.7% of the votes. The Royal bodyguard is described as "a barbarian" and his behaviour as "possessive" and "controlling", while the main complaints against Dino seem for the vast majority to be directed to his looks: comments range from "his eyes look disproportionally big compared to his head" to "his hair seems separated from his face" to some people calling him a "Fabio lookalike". Beauty is in the eye of the beholder indeed!
Gruff Captain Jeff (MHS) makes ninth with 3.3%, mostly because of "the dodgy power dynamic between him and MC" and his "bullying": "I like puppies is not a free get out of jail card!" someone wrote. The fact that SOS Luke "drugged MC" bags him unanimously the tenth spot with 2.8% of the votes.
Not in the top ten but voted often enough to deserve a special mention are John (SOS) because of his "murderous tendencies", Derek (SOS) because "people only likes him for his glow-up", and Leonard (Q30) as "he took Emma's spot as the third main LI in the story" and "that was a cop out!" Plus "he seems so good only because the other two are the worst", someone quipped.
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💎Question 5: Which LI do you think is underrated, and why?

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Let's all cheer ourselves up with the opposite end of the spectrum! Here are the top 10 Lis that the community think deserve more love! The answers in this question were a lot more fragmented, with a lot of random characters getting very few votes, so the ranking percentages are significantly lower than in other questions.
A few people chose to write "every female LI" as this question's answer, and this is reflected in the rankings below, where way more female characters are mentioned compared to other questions. So RC, we need more screen time for badass, gorgeous, interesting female LIs!
HS still carries its weight as the most popular story, with three of its main LIs topping the rankings, all lamenting the fact that they are "unfairly overshadowed by bad boy Lucifer". Andy tops the list with 8.5% of the votes: players think he is "a really good guy", "sweet", "cute", "caring", "thoughtful". They admit "he has flaws" but he "will help if you need him" and "will stand up for those he cares about". It's nice to see him getting some love!
Devil cutie Mimi ends up as a close second with only a few votes of difference, at 8.1%. She is "cute", "badass", and "so cool". Many people wrote they don't usually romance female Lis but they chose her nonetheless because she is "a great LI in every way". Someone wishes RC would "flesh her out a little more" and "give her more screen time". Third spot is for Dino: a "sweetheart" and "the cutest man in the game".
Jake from WP nabs fourth place with the 4.9% of votes. Players thinks the focus is too much on how hard he is to pursue, while "he is totally worth it", because after the initial coldness he becomes "sweet", "kind" and "caring". His "love for his family is another big plus", and he is always "supportive", "mature", "loyal" and "intense". Someone also wrote that "his sex scenes are amazing".
Gorgeous dancer Carlos from SBR is in fifth place: he is described as "cute", "great personality", "respectful" and "the sweetest". One to watch for sure! Prince Leonard (Q30) ties with Claire (SBR) in sixth place. Leonard is "complicated", "interesting" and "clever", while Claire is "sweet", "mature" and "loyal". Seventh position is for Michael (SOS) - "cute", "affectionate", "funny" - and Kayla (WP) is "really nice" and "one of the first female LIs that didn't seem like a complete afterthought".
Eight place goes to Sam (CY) - "wholesome", "the right amount of naughty and nice", "a sweet and likeable guy" - in a tie with Chris (SIF) - "funny", "strong", "loyal", "always has your back". Ninth place is another tie between Sebastian (SIF) - "sweet" and "supportive" - and Alex (MHS) - "amazing personality", "really helpful".
Last but not least the tenth place is a foursome: William (SIF) gets some love for being "good", "solid", "loyal" and "fun", in a tie with Charles (SBR) - described as "perfect", "romantic" and "caring", as well as "hot", "sexy" and "gentle" - Jackie (SIF) - "an under-appreciated king", "handsome" and "fun", and Frances (MB) - a "real badass" and "one of the best LIs in MB".
So, time to replay your favourite book and try out one of these Lis instead than your usual one!
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💎Question 6: If you could eat or drink one thing from the RC universe, what would you choose?

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Max (MB) might no longer hold the crown of most loved LI in the game, but his cooking skills still hold strong. A whopping 37.2% of the people in this community would eat anything he prepares. Getting drunk on Glyft at the HS Academy takes second spot with 23.1% of the preferences, while a sugar rush after a light BDSM session in CY is all what the 13.2% of us want, completing this delicious podium.
In fourth place is pizza with a bunch of MHS friends, fifth is potential death - as long as ice cream and Jake from WP are involved - and sixth is Anthony Wood's juice at one of his epic MHS parties.
Dinner at the SOS circus is seventh, chosen by a fearless 3% of the community, while canapés at a jewellery fashion show in Q30 score the eighth and last place.
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💎Question 7: If you could spend a weekend in any RC story, would you:

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An entire weekend in the RC universe! What mischief is our community planning to get up to?
It looks like HS is once again top of the list, with over 38% of players willing to test their wings and get some strange and possibly corrosive blue liquid down their unclaimed throats. But LOW's gorgeous backgrounds and atmospheric setting have convinced the 16% of us to go explore a Japanese village, and possibly meet some mysterious cutie. Adelaide and her SIF crew navigate steadily in third place: 10.7% of us would follow them over the edge of the world and beyond.
In fourth place is a spot of murder mystery fun in CY, as 10.3% of us would happily explore a British family mansion - bloodshed possible but not guaranteed. A diplomatic trip with the Q30 Sagar Royal Court appeals to the 6.1% of us, especially if a romantic sunset is on the bill. The quaint and frankly unsettling SOS woods do not scare the 5.7% of us, but as long as no one picks up a nice bouquet of flowers, we should all be ok. In seventh place is our favourite vampire popstar Benny Bart (MB) performing at the Taste of the Night, while eighth is a dance marathon in SBR, inclusive of a trip to romantic Paris. Tarino's somewhat unusual directorial skills in MHS score ninth place, while hot surfers in WP's Miami end up last.
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💎Question 8: If you could get more episodes of a series that has now ended, which one would you choose?

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It's time to go down memory lane! We loved all the stories that RC has now completed, but which one we miss the most?
Side note: SIF and WP were still ongoing when this survey was first opened hence they are not featured in this list.
Horror story SOS takes a clear lead, with over 47% of our community wishing we could get more adventures with MC and her friends. MB is second, with a healthy 34% of readers wishing to spend more time in the company of vampires and werewolves. Q30 is third, with 13.3% of readers missing its Royal Palace and all the intrigue coming with it, and last but not least is comedy MHS, which is missed by 5.4% of this community.
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And now, some questions about this community's gaming habits:
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💎Question 9: How do you usually approach LI relationships?

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This question had a fairly split response between those who date a few LIs but ultimately choose only one (48.9%) and those who are fiercely monogamous from the start (42.4%). A healthy 8.7% of the readers prefer instead to play the field and date as many LIs as the gameplay will allow. And with so many great characters to choose from, that's hardly a surprise!
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💎Question 10: Would you play a book that has a male MC?

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We all know that at the moment all RC stories are gender-locked with a female MC. But what does the community think? Would we play a book with a male MC? The majority is in favour, with 61.9% of the responders answering with a resounding YES.
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💎Question 11: Do you use the RC wiki on Fandom?

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Our amazing fan-written Romance Club wiki recently celebrated 100 pages!
It sounds like a whopping 78.8% of this community uses the wiki, while about 14.1% did not know it existed (so we hope you are using it now!) and 7.1% are true daredevils who play without any wiki help.
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💎Question 12: What genre of story do you enjoy the most?

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With new stories always coming up, we were curious to know which genres this community enjoys the most.
Despite the game being called Romance Club, the top of the genre ranking goes to Fantasy, with a striking 74.1% of preferences. But no worries: Romance is a steady second with a great 70.8% of the votes. Third place goes to Mystery with 65.7%.
Adventure comes fourth with 55.2%, followed by Horror (42.5%), Historical (35.1%), Science Fiction (29.1%) and finally Comedy (26.4%).
A very small number of people (too little to make percentage) also asked for drama, thriller, detective/crime, heist/spy, high school/teens, superheroes, zombies and time travel. All great ideas!
The community has spoken though: RC, give us elves and gnomes and medieval tales of debauchery and magic!
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💎Question 13: How long have you been playing Romance Club for?

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We were curious to know for how long we all have been playing this game we love. The survey showed a good mix of old and new readers, with a clear tendency towards long-term reading, which makes us so very happy to know we are all just equally addicted.
36% stated that they have been playing for over a year, 23.6% for more than six months, 17.8% for more than three months, 16.1% for more than one month and 6.4% for less than a month. Welcome one and all, we hope you are all going to be here for the long haul!
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💎Question 14: How did you find out about the game Romance Club?

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The main way in which our community has found out about RC is through the app store/google play store (70.9%). Another subreddit is a source for 13.5% of us (we probably have to say thank you to our friends at Lovestruck and Choices!) while a friend recommended the game to 8.7% of us.
Instagram (3%) and Facebook (1.5%) are also popular sources, but 2.4% of us arrived to the game through adverts, which is to us the most interesting data since in the mod team we haven't personally seen any adverts for this game - ever - so if anyone has screenshots, please post them in the comments, we are super curious!
Some users (too few to make percentage) also mentioned videos and memes on TikTok or Youtube, Google Search, Tumblr, Twitter, Vkontakte or even their own sister(s) as a source.
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💎Question 15: Which operating system do you play the game on?

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The majority of this community plays on Android (57.7%) while 42.3% play on iOS.
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💎Question 16: Which other story games do you play?

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Here are the top-10 story app games we play in this community, aside from RC.
Unsurprisingly, market leader Choices comes first with 53.3% of the votes. Another giant in the field, Episodes, comes second - although with quite a substantially smaller percentage of votes, clocking at 28.1%. The top-three is completed by UK TV show-inspired Love Island with the 24.6%.
Chapters is the fourth most played game at 24.2%, followed by Lovestruck and Love Sick - tied at 16.1%. Moments is sixth at 13.1%, new entry on the market Stories: Love and choices follows in seventh with 5.3%, Journeys is eighth with 4.7% and The Arcana is ninth with 2.6%. The top-ten is completed by Tabou Stories: Love Episodes in a tie with Originals - both at 1.2%.
Some also reminisced about Storyscapes (gone too soon but not forgotten!) and many other game apps were mentioned but by too few people to make up for an accountable percentage. We surely discovered some games we had never heard of before, though, including: Fictif, Heart's Choice, Everlasting Summer, Fancy Love, Romance: Stories and choices, Secrets: Game of choices, Fictions: Choose your emotions, Mystic Messenger, City of Love and many, many more... so thanks everyone for all these new suggestions!
And to that one person who selected half a dozen games and then commented with "it is a problem!" ... trust us, you are in very, very good company here!!
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And lastly, some demographics:
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💎Question 17: Where in the world are you from?

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We are a very international bunch, that's for sure! Here are the numbers:
45.5% of this community lives in Europe, 24.3% in North America, 16.9% is in Asia, 5.7% is in Central/South America, 5.3% is in Africa and 2.3% is in Australia/New Zealand. Welcome one and all! We are so happy you are here.
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💎Question 18: How old are you?

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How old are we? The survey has spoken: 44.7% is between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% is between 25 and 35; 21.1% is 17 or younger; 6.1 % is 36 or older.
We must admit that we did not expect so many people to be on the younger end of the spectrum! But we hope everyone - of all ages - will always find this subreddit to be a safe, welcoming and friendly place where to discuss this game we all love. We mods work hard every day to keep this the most relaxed and fun RC space on the net and we feel so lucky that you are all as awesome as you are!
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💎Question 19: What is your gender identity?

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The overwhelming majority of this community (93.5%) identifies as female, while 4.6% identifies as male, 1.3% is non-binary, 0,4% identifies as genderqueer and 0.2% marked themselves as confused.
The fact that MC is gender-locked female and that LGBTQ routes are limited in the game is certainly one of the reasons why our community is not more diverse. Hopefully RC will expand their stories to include more diverse gender choices in terms of MCs and LIs, so to allow more people to enjoy their great storytelling skills.
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💎Question 20: What is your sexual orientation?

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Here's the sexual orientation of our community:
70.1% identifies as Straight/Heterosexual
22.5% identifies as Bisexual
1.9% identifies as Lesbian/WLW
1.7% identifies as Pansexual
1.5% identifies as Gay/MLM
0.4% identifies as Aromantic
0.3% identifies as Aromantic/Bisexual
0.3% identifies as Asexual
0.3% identifies as Demisexual
0.2% identifies as Asexual/Biromantic
0.2% identifies as Asexual/Heterosexual
Once again, we hope that future plots featuring more diverse MC/LIs will attract more diverse players to our community.
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That's all folks! We hope you found these results interesting and we look forward to a new survey once we hit 5000 users! Until then... happy gaming and thanks for making this awesome community as great as it is! :)
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2020.07.10 02:00 COD_Mobile_Official Call of Duty: Mobile - July 9th Community Update

Call of Duty: Mobile - July 9th Community Update

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Greetings Call of Duty: Mobile Community, we are thrilled and delighted to finally share that our brand-new season is called The Forge and it is available right now! Check out the release trailer.
https://reddit.com/link/hoefbl/video/ggb7ro9g3x951/player
This brand new post-apocalyptic season is filled with characters, items, and events all focused around surviving in the wasteland. We’ll go over all of those specifics below for the new Battle Pass, new events, and the wide variety of new content releasing right now or throughout the season.
Let’s jump into the update below and go over all of those specifics for Season 8: The Forge.
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Here is the full look at most events currently running or coming soon in COD Mobile**:**
  • 7/10 - 7/16 ~ One Shot One Kill
  • 7/10 - 7/16 ~ Gun Game Team Fight
  • 7/10 - 7/16 ~ Highrise Brawl
  • 7/10 - 7/16 ~ Juggernaut Mania
  • 7/17 - 7/30 ~ Solstice Awakened
  • 7/10 ~ New Seasonal Challenges
  • 7/10 ~ Credit Store Update
  • All Month Long ~ Juggernaut Mode
  • All Month Long ~ Training Mode
  • All Month Long ~ Kill Confirmed
*All Dates UTC
While we aren’t listing those notes here, you find some update notes upon launching the game or on the App Store or Google Play Store under the “What’s new section”. However, outside of smaller details most of that is covered here and if you have any questions about any events or new pieces of content then please feel free to reach out.
Season 8 - Roadmap We are back with a brand-new season and a brand-new Roadmap! As per usual, this doesn’t contain everything coming out in the season but it is meant to give a general look at some of the major pieces of content coming out alongside an estimation of when they might be releasing. Have a look.
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Season 8 - Battle Pass While there are a large number of items available to acquire in the free and premium versions of this season’s Battle Pass, many of which are themed exclusively around this season’s post-apocalyptic theme, we do have a few standouts in each portion of the pass. Here is a quick summary.
Free Battle Pass
  • Perk – Shrapnel (tier 14)
  • New Weapon – DR-H - Common (tier 21)
  • PDW-57 – Desperate Measures (tier 41)
  • RUS-79U – Desperate Measures (tier 50)
Paid Battle Pass
  • Tank Dempsey - Wrecker (tier 1)
  • KN-44 – Living Rust (tier 1)
  • Tank – Wrecked (tier 1)
  • Reaper – The Grinder (tier 12)
  • Prophet – Dust Bowl (tier 30)
  • AK117 – Kit Bag (tier 40)
  • Emote – Rage Quit (tier 49)
  • Kreuger – Reaper (tier 50)
  • DR-H - Chained (tier 50)
  • Legendary Calling Card – Hot Metal (tier 50)
This Battle Pass contains a few firsts, like the first skin for the (love it or hate it) Tank BR vehicle, the newest assault rifle, the DR-H, and the Perk, Shrapnel. We also have multiple characters in the pass, including Tank Dempsey, Reaper, Prophet, and Kreuger. Lastly, due to community feedback we’ve brought emotes back into the Battle Pass with Rage Quit at tier 49.
Outside of that, we’ll have plenty of other items available to grind for this season with new Seasonal Challenges and two new events all launching today. For now, let’s take a glance at the new Battle Pass trailer for The Forge.
https://reddit.com/link/hoefbl/video/4wvs7yux4x951/player
Lastly, there is the extra benefit to the Premium or Premium+ Battle Pass: a season long BP XP bonus. Purchase either of those versions and receive a 25% bonus to XP earned from matches played.
For more information on that and the whole seasonal release, including the Battle Pass, take a look at our newest Activision Games Blog post: ATVI - S8 Blog
Juggernaut Mode & Challenge The newest mode to land in Call of Duty: Mobile is the Multiplayer mode - Juggernaut. This classic Call of Duty mode from Modern Warfare 3 is all about 5 vs 1 gameplay with five players attempting to take down the Juggernaut for guts, glory, and of course the highest score.
This old mode has been revamped with a few new mechanics to make it unique to COD: Mobile. First off, the Juggernaut is the X-51 Goliath (the scorestreak) equipped with the death machine and plenty of armor. There are no loadouts and instead you’ll able to find and use armament boxes that provide operator skills or buffs.
Here are the basic details for Juggernaut mode:
  • Total Players: 6
  • Any player that takes down the Juggernaut becomes the Juggernaut
  • No Loadouts, Operator Skills (outside of armament boxes), or scorestreaks are available
  • The first player to reach the score limit wins
For those of you that less inclined to read all of that, we thankfully have a video that explains all of those basic details. Take a look.
https://reddit.com/link/hoefbl/video/n6kge0qa5x951/player
In addition, we have an event running alongside the mode called Juggernaut Mania. Running until July 16th, this event offers you a variety of rewards for playing Juggernaut mode while completing various tasks and earning some sweet victories.
For completing these tasks, you can acquire the M4LMG – Sight Unseen, Gravedigger Frame, J358 – Stream, or other rewards. It is all live now, so check it out in-game.
Highrise Map & Challenge This fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 makes its way to Call of Duty: Mobile as a part of this newest release! This mid-size Multiplayer map offers a wide variety of engagements across an open roof-top, close quarter offices, and throughout a multi-tiered layout that challenges you at every turn. Smgs, shotguns, and assault rifles will be at home here and adaptable to most scenarios.
This map is available on a wide variety of permanent and limited modes, including Juggernaut, Attack of the Undead, Kill Confirmed, Team Death Match, Search & Destroy and Domination. Get a tour of Highrise in our latest flyby video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZkCtQpbLFoI
In addition, if you are looking for the real low-down of the map alongside some tips, tricks, and loadout recommendations then look no further than our Highrise Map Snapshot.
Of course, Highrise comes with its own event tied to it as well called Highrise Brawl. As you might expect, this challenge is focused purely around just playing this new map. By doing that you can earn credits, Knife – Stream, and the LK24 – Persisted. Complete that before July 16th to collect all of the rewards.
Seasonal Challenges Another new season means another new set of seasonal challenges! This time around we have plenty of new gear to grab - not just weapons - and we’ll give some brief information on all three of those seasonal challenges below alongside highlights of some of the rewards available.
Survival of the Fittest This six-part seasonal challenge is for all of you Battle Royale fans! Complete a wide variety of tasks, like shooting down helicopters, using the tank, or just playing BR matches and you’ll have an array of different gear to earn.
  • (Uncommon) Motorcycle – Arctic Digital
  • (Uncommon) ORV – Wasteland Red
  • (Uncommon) RUS-79U – Arctic Digital
  • (Rare) Calling Card – Reclaimed
  • (Rare) Pharo – Sight Unseen
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Master Operator This four-part seasonal challenge has you completing tasks focused entirely around Operator Skills and in particular showing your dominance with Gravity Spikes, the H.I.V.E., the Sparrow, and the Purifier. Complete these tasks and you’ll earn Battle Pass XP and credits, but also the following:
  • (Uncommon) DL Q33 – Arctic Digital
  • (Rare) Calling Card – Take Off
Maximum Efficiency This eight-part seasonal challenge has the toughest tasks of these initial three challenges, but it also has the most rewards. These tasks require you to use a variety of different weapons to get kills in specific circumstances or scenarios, like by using specific attachments only. However, this is also the first way, outside of Ranked, to earn the long sought after HBRa3.
This one has a huge number of rewards to earn, like more Battle Pass XP, but here are the main rewards:
  • (Uncommon) AK-47 Arctic Digital
  • (Rare) Calling Card – Inferno
  • (Rare) ICR-1 – Persisted
  • (Common) HBRa3
  • (Rare) HBRa3 – Persisted
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We’ll have more seasonal challenges starting later on in the season, like usual, and with more weapons, items, and general gear to earn. Keep an eye out for those details in future updates.
Credit Store Update What’s another seasonal release with another credit store update 😉? Well, this one is nearly entirely weapon focused so if you’ve been missing out any of these specific weapon types now is a good time to jump in and start trying it out. Here are all of the items releasing today.
  • (Epic) RUS-79U - Moonstone
  • BK57 – Strapped
  • Striker – Riveted Green
  • AK-47 – Dark Fiber
  • Backpack – Ashen Viper
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Operator Skill – Katana While this operator skill isn’t releasing alongside the season release (it is actually releasing late in the season) we still would like to highlight it and show the specifics of how you can slice through your enemies with this new skill.
This Operator Skill is straight-forward: activate it, lock onto nearby enemies (even through smoke), and slice away with lethal one-shot melee attacks. You’ll go into third person while this skill is activated, which will help you stay alert, but you’ll still be just as vulnerable as normal to enemy gunfire. Check it out in action.
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This will be available to be earned through an event called Katana Kill towards the end of July/beginning of August. Keep an eye out for that exact date in future community updates.
Solstice Awakened Event This post-apocalyptic event will have you collecting items while playing various maps. All of these items are based around resources that have to be gathered using featured playlists and each playlist will offer different resources. You’ll just need to get kills in these playlists and you'll automatically acquire resources, which you can then exchange for rewards.
This mode comes out on July 17th so we’ll have more specific details then on how it will work, but get ready for some more earnable weapons, like a S8 themed epic Man-O-War assault rifle
Days of Summer Event While Solstice Awakened is coming rather soon Days of Summer will be hitting the beaches in the later part of the season. This wet and wild event will offer a variety of unique Summer themed rewards alongside a variety of general tasks. Most importantly, what is in for you? Well, just some entirely new and unique items that have never been released before 😉.
We’ll have our very first skin for an Operator Skill releasing in this event for the Purifier and a brand-new character. Some of those items will be coming in the form of grindable challenges while other items may be paid content. We will be sure to share plenty more about that as we get closer to that event!
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Public Test Build Shortly after the release of this season we’ll have another public test build coming and with some early content for our next update. We’ll have a unique post up just for that release and just a reminder that this build will be only for Android devices, and it is a separate app that will not interfere the current version of Call of Duty: Mobile.
It will feature some unique content from that future update and it is something we are eager to get your feedback on as early as possible. That feedback will go towards shaping how this feature releases in August. In addition, we may have more public test builds release after the first with more S9 content.
Please check back early next week for a separate post all about that and thanks to everyone in advance who jumps in to help us test this content.
Newest Weapon – DR-H The most recently added weapon to the game is an assault rifle, the DR-H. This short to mid-range weapon has unique attachments and a strong damage output, but you'll have to contend with a high recoil.
The OTM is a new attachment for this weapon and it increases any shots that hit an enemy player’s body. Additionally, the damage drop off is unique to assault rifles in regard to how long it takes for damage to decrease over range. Check that all out in our newest video highlighting this weapon.
https://reddit.com/link/hoefbl/video/edmw5el5lx951/player
You can find this new weapon specifically in the S8 Battle Pass and with free and premium options.
Final Notes While there is so much releasing today, like that jam-packed character driven Battle Pass, there is also so much more coming throughout the season, like two unique seasonal events (Days of Summer and Solstice Awakened), seasonal challenges, limited time modes, more World Championship events, and a wide variety of giveaways and events going through our social media or community channels.
Keep an eye out for all of that releasing through the season and please keep on sharing your feedback, any bug reports, and your wonderful creative designs for weapons, character art, and everything else. Let the memes roll!
See you all next early next week for another post about the Public Test Build and enjoy the new Season!
-The Call of Duty: Mobile Team
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2020.07.09 03:56 throwsuiciaway [FF] My best friend's boyfriend pissed me off, so I [18F] fucked his mom [late 40s F]

The summer after graduating high school, I was in a pissy mood. Yes, the whole summer. I was terrified about going to college hours away from my family and sad to be leaving my friends, especially my best friend, Jillian. Throughout high school, Jillian and I had a covert romantic and sexual relationship. We saw each other intermittently from our first year of high school (age 14) until we left for college (age 18), pausing only when we had boyfriends. And occasionally unpausing it during those times. We somehow simultaneously thought of each other as our soulmate and also a relationship that didn't "count" as cheating because we were both women. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's something I've since learned is actually fairly common amongst closeted teenagers.
Our last semester of high school, Jillian started dating a boy in our year named Tom. At first, I didn't dislike him any more than I disliked her other boyfriends — it was more a general jealousy that she could date them in public instead of an actual dislike of them as individuals. But then, against my wishes, she told Tom about us one night shortly before graduation. I was fucking pissed. I wasn't ready to be "out," and I wasn't even sure what my sexuality was, so this felt like both an invasion of my privacy and a lot of pressure to suddenly define myself. Jillian apologized profusely when she saw how upset I was, and I did forgive her fairly quickly considering my ability to hold a grudge, but the damage was done.
Tom became insufferable. Every time the three of us were in a room together, he would "jokingly" ask us for a threesome as the literal embodiment of what is now known as the "haha jk... unless" meme. Any time he and I were left alone, he would goad me. He'd grab his crotch over his pants, tell me how big his dick was, or say that he could make Jillian cum harder than I ever could because I was just a "dyke with small hands and no cock." I told Jillian about these things, but she kept laughing it off, saying he was just playing around.
To protect myself from getting slapped with a murder conviction, I avoided him as much as possible, which wasn't easy considering he was always fucking there: at beach week, at Jillian and my joint graduation party, at Jillian's side whenever we had plans to hang out. He was determined to prevent us from being alone. I empathized with his concerns because it was true that Jillian had cheated on boyfriends with me in the past, but I was baffled by this dynamic. Why the fuck would you date somebody who you worried would cheat on you the second you left them alone? And why the fuck would you date somebody who didn't trust you enough to leave you alone for more than a second? Jillian refused to set boundaries, saying she didn't want to be put in the middle of it. Tom then started insisting on hosting all our friend group hangouts that entire summer, forcing me to be around him if I ever wanted to see my other friends as well.
To be fair, his house was awesome. His mom had gotten an incredible settlement when his dad violated their prenup and ran off with some Pilates instructor, and she poured a lot of the money into renovating the house. The scandal was the talk of the town when it first happened, and I remember my parents going out of their way to bring her dinners and support her as a newly single mom. She ended up not needing anybody's help. She lost at least 40 pounds, got some work done on her face, and bought herself a fancy car and a whole new wardrobe.
I was honestly floored by how well she handled the divorce in the face of vicious public speculation. She went from being a typical, dumpy small town mom to a hot divorcée in the span of a couple months, and, if the rumors were true, she was taking advantage of her newfound singlehood by constantly going out on dates in town, zipping around in her fancy car with a new guy every time. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't taken a peek at her when we were all hanging out by their pool, but I still wasn't quite sure if I was interested in sleeping with women overall or just Jillian. Either way, she was undeniably attractive.
One hot July afternoon, Tom's mom was inside while the whole friend group lazed around by the pool. Tom was showing off on the diving board for Jillian while I was reapplying sunscreen and struggling to reach my back. "Jill, could you help me out please?" I asked, genuinely innocently.
She took her eyes off Tom and squirted some sunscreen in her hands, rubbing it into my shoulders. When Tom resurfaced, he looked over for Jillian's approval and saw her hands on me. He immediately shot out of the pool and stomped over to us, grabbing the sunscreen out of Jillian's hands and shoving his body between us. "I've got it, Jillian, you don't have to do this," he hissed.
Nevermind the fact that I had no interest in letting him touch me. He forcefully rubbed sunscreen onto my shoulders and back, ignoring me when I asked him to soften the pressure. Jillian left to jump in the pool, throwing her hands up in frustration. Coward. I grit my teeth and bit my tongue, determined not to give him the satisfaction of making a scene in front of our friends. It was the one thing he knew he had over me; Jillian and I weren't out to the friend group, and he knew that as long as he didn't cross a line, I would never tell him off in public out of fear that he would out me. That might seem silly from today's perspective, but this was a decade ago — before same-sex marriage was legalized, before President Obama had even publicly changed his opinion. Especially in a small town, being outwardly queer was something that at best got you ostracized and at worst got you disowned or beaten.
Our friends didn't seem to notice anything was wrong. They were too busy playing chicken in the pool or flirting amongst themselves or reading trashy magazines. Tom took advantage of their distraction to start whispering to me as he forcefully rubbed in sunscreen. "Nice try, Lily," he muttered under his breath, "but you're gonna have to do better than that."
"What the fuck is your problem, dude?" I whispered, "Jillian isn't going to cheat on you. We've both made that very clear."
He scoffed. "Obviously. Why would she go for you when she could have my thick cock?"
I made a noise of disgust, but he kept talking. "The offer still stands for you to join us, though," he murmured, brushing my hair over one shoulder seemingly to apply sunscreen but really just to breathe in my ear, "I'd love for you two to play in front of me."
One of his hands slid over my shoulder to rub sunscreen on my sternum. I tried to shrug him off, but he held me firm. "Please let go of me," I whispered, struggling to keep my voice even.
Tom's hand brushed against the line of my bikini top. "You'll like it better when a man is involved. I'll remind you how much you need cock."
One of his fingertips slid half an inch under my top. That was it. I elbowed him hard in the throat and immediately shot up, rearranging my face to one of playful chagrin and raising my voice for everyone to hear. "Oh my god, Tom, I'm SO SORRY!" I giggled, "I'm so ticklish, it was just an automatic reaction! That's sooooo embarrassing. I'll go get you some ice."
I flounced towards the house as he struggled to breathe, his hand grasping at his throat. Jillian watched me go, concern etched onto her face as she got out of the pool to check on Tom. Fuck her. Fuck that. I was fucking done with Tom's insecurity and constant power plays, even if I had to come out publicly just so he wouldn't have anything on me. I slammed the sliding glass door shut harder than necessary and stormed upstairs to the shower. I needed to wash off the feeling of his hands. As I reached the second floor landing, I nearly ran into Tom's mom. "Oh! Hi Lily!" she said, her kind eyes crinkling as she smiled, "Are you having a nice time?"
How the fuck could somebody as awful as Tom be half made up of her DNA? "Hey, Mrs. S," I said in a peppy tone, overcompensating to hide my anger, "I was just coming up to wash my sunscreen off. I was getting itchy."
"Please, Lily, call me Pam. I'm also not even 'Mrs. Scott' anymore," she winked.
"Right, shoot, sorry, Pam," I said, smiling softly.
"Tom's bathroom is free, but I don't think it's clean enough for guests. Would you like to use the shower in the master bath?"
"That would be amazing, thank you so much."
"There are towels in the cabinet. Please help yourself to any of the soaps and supplies!"
"Thank you — that's really nice of you."
She rubbed my arm gently. Goosebumps erupted in the wake of her touch, and I suddenly felt very exposed in my bikini. "You know I've always been fond of you, Lily. I always hoped you and Tom would get together, not that Jillian isn't a sweet girl, of course."
I couldn't stop myself from laughing, and her look of confusion made me laugh harder. Shit. I needed an excuse. "Tom isn't my type," I explained weakly, trying to rearrange my face into something more casual and polite than abject disgust.
Her eyes widened. Fuck. She definitely thought I was a lesbian. She quickly recovered, smiling at me. "Then I hope you find someone who is," she said genuinely, rubbing my arm again, "You seem like somebody who has a lot of love to give."
She squeezed my hand and then walked down the stairs, leaving behind the scent of lavender and chlorine. That definitely could have gone better. Well, at least she wasn't one of the more gossipy moms, having been the recipient of some nasty rumors after her divorce and proven herself to be above it all. Besides, Tom was probably already posting a Facebook status about my sexuality as revenge for the elbow to the throat. Comparatively, his mom's suspicions were barely an issue.
I took my time in the shower, scrubbing at my skin with a loofah until it was rubbed raw. I then grabbed a fresh towel from the cabinet and wrapped it around myself, standing in front of the mirror and surveying Pam's fancy skin creams. A light knock on the door startled me. "Lily? You find everything ok?" Pam called through the door.
I opened it and smiled at her. "Just snooping through your fancy skincare options! Which do you recommend for minor sunburns? My face looks a little red."
She smiled back and stepped around me into the bathroom, picking up and putting down bottles as she looked at the labels. I watched her intently. Fuck, she was beautiful. Her face was the epitome of quiet dignity and kindness, like Lindsay Duncan or Helen Mirren. I found myself raking my eyes down her body. "This one is great for sun damage," she told me, squeezing some of the cream onto her finger and dabbing it across my cheeks.
She paused for a moment and smiled at me. "You have such beautiful skin," she said softly, "I miss having that youthful complexion."
"Are you kidding?" I laughed, "I would kill to look like you now, let alone when I'm a mom to a teenager."
"That's sweet of you to say."
"I mean it, Pam. You are absolutely gorgeous."
She waved off the compliment. "It's nothing other than the magic of a good dermatologist and flattering clothing. You should see how much loose skin I have from losing weight."
"I find it hard to believe that any inch of you isn't beautiful."
I knew I was crossing a line with my shameless flirting, but I couldn't bring myself to give a shit. She already suspected that I was attracted to women; if she was uncomfortable with it, then she wouldn't have come into the bathroom after she saw I was half naked. She flushed, looking away from my intense gaze and screwing the cap back on the cream. "All done. How does that feel?"
"It feels great," I said, still looking at her, "but I'm afraid I forgot my clothes downstairs."
She noticeably swallowed. Interesting. Her eyes flickered down to where my cleavage peeked out over the towel. "You're more than welcome to raid my closet," she offered, "I'm sure I have some options that are close enough to your size."
"Thank you so much, Pam," I murmured, running my hand down her arm and squeezing her hand, "Would you mind please pointing them out to me?"
She led me into the master bedroom and pulled a couple options out of her walk-in closet, hanging them over the edge of a nearby armchair. I intentionally stood a little too close to be casual, letting the slit in the towel wrap reveal most of my upper thigh. Might as well go for broke. "I'll leave you to get changed," Pam said softly, not meeting my eyes and heading towards the door.
"You don't have to go," I murmured the second her hand touched the doorknob.
It was a hail Mary. Sure, I could have just slept with one of my guy friends again, but I was missing Jillian, missing the exquisite flavors and soft moaning of a woman coming apart against my tongue. It had been over two months since I had last tasted Jillian, the longest we had ever gone without sleeping together since we were 14. I thought Pam was going to laugh me off or give an excuse, but instead she closed the door with a soft click and locked it, turning towards me slowly and bringing her eyes up to meet mine. I smiled at her, holding her gaze and untying my towel. It fell to the ground. Her eyes raked up and down my naked form, her lips parting slightly. I walked towards her slowly, pulling my wet hair over one of my shoulders. Her hand gently stroked my hair once when I reached her, her eyes wandering over my eyes, my smile, my tits. I took one of her hands and gently guided her over to her bed. "I haven't done this since college," she murmured.
"I'm sure things haven't changed too much since then," I teased, "it's like riding a bicycle."
She let go of my hand as I sank down onto the bed, not meeting my eyes and playing with the hem of her pool sarong. "I also haven't been with anybody since my husband left."
My eyebrows shot up in surprise. "I thought you've been going on all these dates!"
"I have, but I didn't let them go anywhere."
I took both her hands in mine. "I would be honored to be the first to welcome you back."
She laughed and squeezed my hands. We stared at each other for a moment, smiling softly. "Are we really doing this?" she asked, her cheeks flushed.
I leaned in until my lips were almost on hers. "Yeah, Pam, we're doing this."
She closed the gap, her soft lips pressing gently against mine. I let her take the lead, but I couldn't resist dropping her hands to slide my fingers slowly down her back until they were cupping her ass. She leaned into the kiss, pushing me down until I was laying flat against the bed. Her hands cupped my tits, teasing my nipples with her thumb. I quietly moaned into her mouth.
Emboldened, she kissed down my neck until one and then the other nipple was in her mouth. She flicked her tongue forcefully against each one in turn, eliciting another series of moans. I spread my legs so she could settle between them. Painfully slowly, she then kissed and licked her way down my stomach until she was finally at my pussy. She looked up at me. I nodded. She devoured me with her mouth, her enthusiasm taking my breath away. Jillian was the only woman I had been with at that point, and I was used to her small, gentle movements. Pam, on the other hand, was wild.
Her tongue lapped at my clit aggressively, and she unhesitatingly shoved two fingers deep inside of me, immediately finding my g-spot and punishingly rubbing it. I moaned loudly and tangled a hand in her hair. "Oh oh oh!" I shrieked, "Don't stop! Oh my god don't stop!"
She smiled against my pussy and continued her relentless licking, her fingers fucking me roughly. The slick, sloppy sounds of her mouth on my clit and her fingers pulsing in my cunt filled the air, the obvious lewdness of the noises making me blush. I pinched one of my nipples and ground my pussy against her face. "Pam," I groaned, "I'm getting close."
Pam hitched both my legs over her shoulders and increased the pressure, her whole mouth and tongue rubbing against my clit and a third finger joining the pounding in my cunt. In less than a minute, I was there. I couldn't stop myself from screaming as I came, my hand holding her face in place and my body shaking violently against the bed. She worked me through my peak, only slowing down when my shrieks returned to quiet moans. She collapsed next to me on the bed, both of us panting. "Are you sure you haven't been practicing daily?" I teased, "Because holy shit."
She laughed and wiped the back of her hand across her mouth. "It was definitely better than riding a bicycle."
I turned on my side and propped myself up on my elbow, my hand brushing her hair away from her face as I forced her to meet my gaze. "Is that how you like it?" I murmured, "Rough and sloppy pussy eating?"
Her eyes searched mine, and she bit her lower lip. "Actually, I prefer it soft and gentle. At least at first. My husband liked it rough, so I guess I was just used to giving with aggression."
"I can do that," I murmured, leaning down to kiss her.
My tongue moved against hers slowly, and I gently unwrapped her pool sarong. Both her hands tangled in my hair. I rubbed her pussy softly, teasingly over her swimsuit, slipping my middle finger between her lips. She moaned into my mouth, her hips lifting to increase the pressure. I pulled my hand back and ended the kiss. "Don't be greedy," I teased, and then I bit down gently on her lower lip.
We centered ourselves on the bed. I slid my body over hers until I was straddling her, my bare pussy hovering over her hips. I untied the top of her bathing suit. Pam lifted a hand to stop me. I paused. Her eyes danced over my face nervously as she spoke, "I meant what I said earlier. I don't have a young woman's body. I've carried a baby, and I've gained and lost a lot of weight over the years."
I smiled softly and kissed her gently, gliding my tongue against her lower lip. After a moment, I pulled back, looking her in the eye. "I'm ready when you are."
She helped me remove her one-piece bathing suit. I let it fall to the ground, devouring her with my eyes. "Holy shit, Pam," I murmured, climbing back over her to straddle her thighs and rubbing my hands up her body, "You are so fucking sexy."
Yes, she had stretch marks, and yes, she had loose skin. And her body was incredible: every inch a testament to the full life she had lived and all the experiences she had, including two unexpected little music note tattoos over her hipbone. I leaned over and kissed her again deeply, exploring her mouth with my tongue as I gently trailed my fingers back down her body until they were between us, teasing her pussy with feather-light touches. I again slipped my middle finger between the lips of her pussy, lightly circling her clit. "I'm going to take this slow," I whispered in her ear, "because I want you to be wetter than you ever were with your husband by the time I finally taste you."
She panted roughly, her whole body flushed as she stared at me, her eyes darkening. She nodded, her mouth open slightly. I kissed her slowly, my mouth moving against hers as I massaged her tongue with mine. Our kisses got sloppier, lazier, but I kept my finger's gentle circling of her clit consistent. Eventually, I detached my lips from hers and began kissing up her jaw, placing firm kisses along her skin until I reached her neck. I slid my finger down to tease at the entrance to her pussy. "We're getting there," I murmured in her ear, "but I want you to be fucking dripping."
She moaned, and I moved my finger back up to her clit. Slowly, I kissed down her neck, sucking lightly on her skin, and I kissed along every inch of her chest before I finally touched her breasts. Cupping one of them with the hand not teasing her clit, I lowered my mouth to take her nipple into my mouth. I flicked my tongue against it once and then sucked hard. Pam moaned, her hips bucking up against my finger. I sat down on her thighs to prevent her from moving too much. With a final hard suck, I released her nipple from my mouth, swirling my tongue around it once while maintaining eye contact with her.
Moving to capture her other nipple with my mouth, I dipped my finger again to tease at her entrance. I sucked her nipple as I finally pushed my finger inside, curling it to press against her g-spot. I was surprised by how tight she was; I wasn't sure if I could even fit more than two fingers inside her. She moaned loudly. I smiled to myself and removed my finger. Slowly kissing down her body, making sure to give every inch of her skin attention, I pressed against her clit with my thumb and started rubbing it roughly. Her moan transitioned into loud, heavy breaths. She propped herself up on her elbows to watch my movements.
As quickly as I started, I stopped rubbing her clit. Her brow furrowed, her heavy breaths visibly making her chest rise and fall. "Patience," I whispered, smirking at her.
I pulled her legs over my shoulders and kissed up her inner thigh, nipped at her labia, swiped my tongue over her clit once, and then kissed down her other thigh. She brushed my hair back from my face, watching me intently. Slowly, punishingly, I buried my face in her pussy and pushed my tongue past her entrance. She moaned loudly, laying back against the bed. She tasted incredible. Lavender, pussy, a hint of chlorine from the pool, and something else unique to her. I swirled my tongue inside her, moaning, my eyes closed. Fuck. I would have lived off the taste of her cunt if I could.
Reluctantly, I tore myself away and sucked her clit into my mouth, gently rolling my tongue against it. At the same time, I brought my pointer finger to tease her entrance, dipping inside once to the knuckle and then bringing it back out again to circle the rim. "More," she whispered, her hands clutching at the bedspread.
I kept the pressure on her clit the same, but I pushed my finger back inside her, curling it to gently rub against her g-spot. She moaned, long and low. "More," she whispered again, demandingly.
I increased the pressure on her clit and pushed in a second finger, massaging her gently with my fluid strokes. One of her arms reached up to cover her face while her other hand tangled into my hair, pushing my face down harder against her warm, beautiful pussy. I obliged, sucking on her clit and flicking it rapidly with my tongue as I began fucking her cunt. Her body rose up against my face. "More!" she called out, her moans reverberating in my ears.
Fuck it. I shoved in a third and fourth finger in one movement, devouring her clit and pressing my nose into her mound, shaking my face back and forth to get closer. My fingers punishingly pounded into her pussy. Her moans turns into shrieks, and I felt her cunt clench around my fingers as she started to orgasm. "Oh my god. Oh my god!" she screamed, her hand pressing against me until I could barely tell where my face ended and her pussy began, "I'm cumming! Don't stop!"
I wouldn't have dared. I was having too much fun fucking her warm cunt and lavishing her clit with attention. Her body shook hard against my face, her fingers digging into my scalp and her thighs clenching around my ears. I moaned into her pussy. I kept up my movements, determined to prolong her orgasm as long as possible. Eventually, her loud, deep moans transitioned into softer, shorter sighs, and her body relaxed into the bed, her pussy still occasionally pulsing in waves around my fingers. I slowed my movements and stopped, removing my hand gently and pressing a couple final licks against her clit with a flat tongue.
As soon as I ducked out from between her legs, she curled in on herself on the bed, spasming gently from the aftershocks. I spooned her tightly. Peppering soft kisses over her shoulder, I murmured gentle words of encouragement. Regardless of the strength of her orgasm, her first time having sex (and with a woman no less) after her divorce was bound to result in a confusing mixture of emotions. She lifted an arm so I could slide mine against her stomach, and then she laced her fingers through mine. "Wow," she whispered.
I nuzzled my nose against her neck and then settled down against the bed. "How do you feel?" I asked softly.
"The good kind of strange. I wasn't exactly expecting this."
I laughed. "Understandable."
We cuddled on the bed for a while. The feeling of holding her in my arms and knowing I provided her with a positive reentry into her sex life was incredible. Eventually, she shivered, the heat from my body not enough to warm her bare skin against the air conditioning. She untangled herself from me and sat upright. "Thank you," she said softly, not looking at me.
"It was very genuinely my pleasure."
She laughed and turned around, brushing my hair away from my face. Her brows furrowed slightly. "You're my son's age," she said softly.
"And?"
"And you're his friend."
"Define 'friend.'"
She laughed. "I know he can be a piece of work, but I don't want to make life more difficult for him. He took the divorce really hard. He hasn't even seen his father since it happened. Could you — could you please not mention this to him?"
I captured her hand and pressed a firm kiss to her palm. "Of course."
Slipping on some of her clothes, grabbing my bikini, and stealing a final, searing kiss, I headed downstairs to rejoin my friends, a small smile on my lips from this new little secret. I still wasn't sure what I wanted to call myself, but I knew I had to make as many women cum as possible the second I got to college. Jillian stopped me right inside the entrance. "Lily! I didn't know where you went. Are you ok? Tom finally told me what happened."
"Yeah. But your boyfriend is the worst. I mean, fuck, Jillian, he is the ACTUAL worst. You deserve better. It is horrifying to me that you let him treat me the way he does, but it is even worse that you let him treat you like you're property."
"I don't—"
"Yes. You do. You let him treat both of us like his personal playthings. And I fucking hate that you gave him leverage over me. I love you, Jill, but that was fucked up."
She was speechless for a second. "I— I don't know what you want me to say, Lily. I've already apologized for that."
"I know you have. And I don't know if I even want anything from you right now. I love you, and I will literally always be here for you, but I'm not going to be with you again until you know more about who you are and what you want."
"Ok."
I kissed her on the cheek and walked outside. Tom looked over at me angrily but didn't say anything, his hand instinctively coming up to rub his throat where I had elbowed him. I smiled pleasantly, laying back on the pool chair and playing on my phone.
Tom left me alone for the rest of the summer. I never told him about the afternoon I spent with his mom, no matter how satisfying it would have been to rub his smug homophobia back in his face. It just wasn't his business. And it wasn't my place to out her as bisexual or flexible or however she identified.
Pam ended up getting remarried after I graduated college — actually to the widower father of one of our other friends, James. I'm not sure if Tom ever felt guilty about his behavior, but I like to think that an example of healthy masculinity in his life taught him how to work through his insecurities rather than try to control women. I occasionally run into Pam around town whenever I visit my hometown, and she is always warm, hugging me tightly without hesitation and asking me hundreds of questions about my life. She told me once about a year after our afternoon together that I helped her feel confident enough to genuinely reenter the dating pool, and I told her that she helped me feel comfortable pursuing real relationships with women. It was still another couple years before I came out to my family, but I still credit her with kickstarting the process.
Jillian thankfully dumped Tom a couple weeks before we left for college. She said it was because she didn't want to do long distance, but I think she was just saving face and feeling embarrassed about finally realizing how poorly he was treating her. I only ended up sleeping with her one more time, but that's a story for another day.
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2020.07.08 06:25 AdrennaTheGamer 31 [F4M] Arizona, USA – Looking For Player 2 – Lets Reach Level 100 Together!

Warning Long
I am a geeky video gamer who loves cats and is also tech savy gal who has fixed many computers in my life. I am not looking for nudes or sexting and want to find a meaningful relationship that doesn't feel forced, unintereste4 or fake. All that I ask is for you to be real and don't be afraid to be yourself. I've been catfished, cheated on and just had guys use me but I am hopeful I can find my other half.
I work a overnight/graveyard shift so my replies will be more consistent at night. Ideally it would be nice to find someone with a similar schedule to mine as it would be nice to voice chat and play video games together. I always have Thursday and Friday nights off.
I would like to find someone close to where I live but dating sites suck and honestly don't work. It seems like everyone wants friends with benefits and one night stands. That is completely not my thing as intimacy makes me more attached to the person I am seeing. I see older couples in their 70s and that have been together for like 40+ years. I want that so much! I've never had an official long distance relationship so I am not sure what to think about them. But with the right communication and online activities it could work? I do also know that me working the overnight shift in the US will probably get less people here and more overseas. But I am just seeing what I can find here on Reddit since I've given up on dating sites.

If I had to be cheesy I'd say I want a romance like Pam and Jim from The Office. Or Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings. I'm a sucker for romances in epic movies but not really a fan of cheesy rom coms.
I know with Coronavirus out like wildfire, it makes dating in general a lot harder. I got out of a two year long relationship back in January and with everything going on in 2020 so far it has been rough. But I feel like I am ready to get to know someone again and want to try to open up again. Hopefully we can find a connection and build some memories together? I kinda feel like I'm going crazy with the isolation so far as I have been at work and home since March. Doesn't help that no one else is taking precautions as I am trying my hardest to be safe.
I am looking for a long term relationship with someone I can grow old with. Someone who can be my best friend that I can share everything with. I would like to find someone who is passionate, caring, attentive, loyal and loving. Having a good sense of humor and a love of swapping memes isn't a bad thing as well. I am a hopeless romantic and want to find someone to fall in love with and look forward coming home too. Someone who is not afraid to open up to me and talk about anything. Someone who likes cheesy love notes and playing video games together with.
I may not have much experience with successful dating but I do believe that communication is the best thing to help make a relationship work. How else would you know how to work issues out together without knowing what is wrong? I've had a handful of serious long term relationships while the others have been guys using me or ghosting me. I'd like to be able to engage in conversations everyday but it doesn't have to be constantly as I know things do come up like work or errands. But I'd love to hear the details about your day whether it was good or bad. Or even a cute cat or dog you wanted to pet or got to pet! Or even better pictures of your pets! I want to hear about things your passionate about and what you look forward to in the future. I want to hear your goals, likes and dislikes.
I don't smoke or do any drugs and never have in my life. I have asthma so I can't be around smokers as I get sick a lot around them. So no smokers please. I'm infertile so I am not able to have kids without medical intervention and honestly I don't really want them. Though I'm more for having cats and dogs! I am open to the idea of marriage but I don't think you necessarily have to get married to show you want to be with the person forever. Besides if for some reason it doesn't work out, divorce is expensive! My mom was a single parent so I kinda know how that goes. I am not into threesomes or polyamory at all! I am very monogamous and once I get to know the person I do get attached to them quickly.
I am more of an introvert and a homebody so I haven't been affected much by the quarantine. I would rather have fun dates at home with a blanket fort or a nerf gun fight. I am not completely opposed to going out though to have fun like going to the aquarium or zoo. It just mentally exhausts me being around so many people that I feel like I need to recharge afterwards. I can be shy at first and not too talkative but I will try my best to talk about anything really. I have ADHD, depression and anxiety which isn't a fun mix. I do take medication for the ADHD as I can handle the other too fairly well. I am opened minded and don't get offended easily so anything is open to talk about.
I love to be affectionate and love cuddling on the couch watching movies or tv shows. Some of my favorite movies would be scifi/fantasty, comedy, and action. Some that I can name off the top of my head now would be; The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Boondock Saints, and all of the Marvel movies.
I don't really watch much cable but I do have some favorite shows I like to keep up with on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Some of my favorites have been; Firefly, Supernatural, Lucifer, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Boys, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek, The Office, Doctor Who and Torchwood.
I also do enjoy watching musicals and some anime shows. Some of the anime that I like has been Mob Psycho 100, Trigun, and Sword Art Online. I also do enjoy watching too many Youtubers and Twitch Streamers as well. Mostly Gassy Mexican, BurkeBlack and Markiplier.
I've been a pc gamer since I was young enough to remember and it definitely shows now. I have a custom built gaming pc with way too many games for Steam. I usually like to play rpgs and fps with a good story to go along with them. Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead 2. I don't usually play MMOs but I have gotten into Elder Scrolls Online and it has been very fun so far. I've owned it for a little over a month and have put about 112 hours into it now. I'm not obsessed with it at all!
I love to write fanfiction and short stories but haven't gone back to it for a while now. I have a lot of unfinished stuff I would like to start on again. I love to read and own way too many books that I had to buy a kindle to save space. I also like astrology, the paranormal, cryptozoology, viking history, cooking, playing board games and card games. Cards Against Humanity is one of my favorites!
Hopefully you have made it this far and if you have, you get a cookie!
So I am looking for a single, monogamous guy between the ages of 25-38. Looking for shared interests with video gaming and wanting a serious long term relationship. I am not a fan of piercings or crazy hair colors/styles. I am more interested in getting to know a guy's personality but looks do help a little with attraction. I don't mind swapping pictures to show that we are not killer robots or an crazy ax murderer!
I am 5'6” with long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. I wear glasses and I'm overweight but I am working on losing the weight. I've managed to lose 12lbs so far so I am headed in the right direction. By no means am I going to the gym or have a workout station. I've been walking more miles on my treadmill and intermittent fasting. I don't mind if you are overweight as well but at least try to be working on losing weight and getting healthier. Maybe we can be workout buddies?
I am not religious and not into politics but I can say this. If you are a Trump supporter then we are not going to work out at all. I believe mask wearing and social distancing can help stop the spread of Covid-19. The only places I have been in the last few months have been work and home. So if you happen to live closer then I would feel more comfortable waiting a bit before meeting. But that would give us plenty of time to get to know each other on the other hand!
Please don't reply in chat because if you do, then I know you didn't bother reading my post. I will ignore chats because its harder to jump back and forth, so just send me a message. Now, if you do send me a message please don't just say “hey” or give me a single sentence.. Again, will ignore that as I gave plenty of information to start a conversation from my post. I mean, how would you like it to make a large post just for someone to say hey back?
I feel like if you can keep up a conversation it helps make it feel like you want to get to know me. I do have a Discord but would feel comfortable talking on Reddit for a bit before moving on to another platform. Please no ghosts! I know I am probably going to get spammed by a lot of messages, so the longer your reply the better! Make your message stand out and I hope to hear from you!
I'm getting ready to head into work soon but I will reply when I am able too. The first few hours are usually a little busy for me but gets slower as the night progresses. Hopefully I sparked some interest and tell me a bit about yourself!
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2020.07.08 06:25 AdrennaTheGamer 31 [F4M] Arizona, USA – Looking For Player 2 – Lets Reach Level 100 Together!

Warning Long
I am a geeky video gamer who loves cats and is also tech savy gal who has fixed many computers in my life. I am not looking for nudes or sexting and want to find a meaningful relationship that doesn't feel forced, unintereste4 or fake. All that I ask is for you to be real and don't be afraid to be yourself. I've been catfished, cheated on and just had guys use me but I am hopeful I can find my other half.
I work a overnight/graveyard shift so my replies will be more consistent at night. Ideally it would be nice to find someone with a similar schedule to mine as it would be nice to voice chat and play video games together. I always have Thursday and Friday nights off.
I would like to find someone close to where I live but dating sites suck and honestly don't work. It seems like everyone wants friends with benefits and one night stands. That is completely not my thing as intimacy makes me more attached to the person I am seeing. I see older couples in their 70s and that have been together for like 40+ years. I want that so much! I've never had an official long distance relationship so I am not sure what to think about them. But with the right communication and online activities it could work? I do also know that me working the overnight shift in the US will probably get less people here and more overseas. But I am just seeing what I can find here on Reddit since I've given up on dating sites.

If I had to be cheesy I'd say I want a romance like Pam and Jim from The Office. Or Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings. I'm a sucker for romances in epic movies but not really a fan of cheesy rom coms.
I know with Coronavirus out like wildfire, it makes dating in general a lot harder. I got out of a two year long relationship back in January and with everything going on in 2020 so far it has been rough. But I feel like I am ready to get to know someone again and want to try to open up again. Hopefully we can find a connection and build some memories together? I kinda feel like I'm going crazy with the isolation so far as I have been at work and home since March. Doesn't help that no one else is taking precautions as I am trying my hardest to be safe.
I am looking for a long term relationship with someone I can grow old with. Someone who can be my best friend that I can share everything with. I would like to find someone who is passionate, caring, attentive, loyal and loving. Having a good sense of humor and a love of swapping memes isn't a bad thing as well. I am a hopeless romantic and want to find someone to fall in love with and look forward coming home too. Someone who is not afraid to open up to me and talk about anything. Someone who likes cheesy love notes and playing video games together with.
I may not have much experience with successful dating but I do believe that communication is the best thing to help make a relationship work. How else would you know how to work issues out together without knowing what is wrong? I've had a handful of serious long term relationships while the others have been guys using me or ghosting me. I'd like to be able to engage in conversations everyday but it doesn't have to be constantly as I know things do come up like work or errands. But I'd love to hear the details about your day whether it was good or bad. Or even a cute cat or dog you wanted to pet or got to pet! Or even better pictures of your pets! I want to hear about things your passionate about and what you look forward to in the future. I want to hear your goals, likes and dislikes.
I don't smoke or do any drugs and never have in my life. I have asthma so I can't be around smokers as I get sick a lot around them. So no smokers please. I'm infertile so I am not able to have kids without medical intervention and honestly I don't really want them. Though I'm more for having cats and dogs! I am open to the idea of marriage but I don't think you necessarily have to get married to show you want to be with the person forever. Besides if for some reason it doesn't work out, divorce is expensive! My mom was a single parent so I kinda know how that goes. I am not into threesomes or polyamory at all! I am very monogamous and once I get to know the person I do get attached to them quickly.
I am more of an introvert and a homebody so I haven't been affected much by the quarantine. I would rather have fun dates at home with a blanket fort or a nerf gun fight. I am not completely opposed to going out though to have fun like going to the aquarium or zoo. It just mentally exhausts me being around so many people that I feel like I need to recharge afterwards. I can be shy at first and not too talkative but I will try my best to talk about anything really. I have ADHD, depression and anxiety which isn't a fun mix. I do take medication for the ADHD as I can handle the other too fairly well. I am opened minded and don't get offended easily so anything is open to talk about.
I love to be affectionate and love cuddling on the couch watching movies or tv shows. Some of my favorite movies would be scifi/fantasty, comedy, and action. Some that I can name off the top of my head now would be; The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Boondock Saints, and all of the Marvel movies.
I don't really watch much cable but I do have some favorite shows I like to keep up with on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Some of my favorites have been; Firefly, Supernatural, Lucifer, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Boys, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek, The Office, Doctor Who and Torchwood.
I also do enjoy watching musicals and some anime shows. Some of the anime that I like has been Mob Psycho 100, Trigun, and Sword Art Online. I also do enjoy watching too many Youtubers and Twitch Streamers as well. Mostly Gassy Mexican, BurkeBlack and Markiplier.
I've been a pc gamer since I was young enough to remember and it definitely shows now. I have a custom built gaming pc with way too many games for Steam. I usually like to play rpgs and fps with a good story to go along with them. Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead 2. I don't usually play MMOs but I have gotten into Elder Scrolls Online and it has been very fun so far. I've owned it for a little over a month and have put about 112 hours into it now. I'm not obsessed with it at all!
I love to write fanfiction and short stories but haven't gone back to it for a while now. I have a lot of unfinished stuff I would like to start on again. I love to read and own way too many books that I had to buy a kindle to save space. I also like astrology, the paranormal, cryptozoology, viking history, cooking, playing board games and card games. Cards Against Humanity is one of my favorites!
Hopefully you have made it this far and if you have, you get a cookie!
So I am looking for a single, monogamous guy between the ages of 25-38. Looking for shared interests with video gaming and wanting a serious long term relationship. I am not a fan of piercings or crazy hair colors/styles. I am more interested in getting to know a guy's personality but looks do help a little with attraction. I don't mind swapping pictures to show that we are not killer robots or an crazy ax murderer!
I am 5'6” with long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. I wear glasses and I'm overweight but I am working on losing the weight. I've managed to lose 12lbs so far so I am headed in the right direction. By no means am I going to the gym or have a workout station. I've been walking more miles on my treadmill and intermittent fasting. I don't mind if you are overweight as well but at least try to be working on losing weight and getting healthier. Maybe we can be workout buddies?
I am not religious and not into politics but I can say this. If you are a Trump supporter then we are not going to work out at all. I believe mask wearing and social distancing can help stop the spread of Covid-19. The only places I have been in the last few months have been work and home. So if you happen to live closer then I would feel more comfortable waiting a bit before meeting. But that would give us plenty of time to get to know each other on the other hand!
Please don't reply in chat because if you do, then I know you didn't bother reading my post. I will ignore chats because its harder to jump back and forth, so just send me a message. Now, if you do send me a message please don't just say “hey” or give me a single sentence.. Again, will ignore that as I gave plenty of information to start a conversation from my post. I mean, how would you like it to make a large post just for someone to say hey back?
I feel like if you can keep up a conversation it helps make it feel like you want to get to know me. I do have a Discord but would feel comfortable talking on Reddit for a bit before moving on to another platform. Please no ghosts! I know I am probably going to get spammed by a lot of messages, so the longer your reply the better! Make your message stand out and I hope to hear from you!
I'm getting ready to head into work soon but I will reply when I am able too. The first few hours are usually a little busy for me but gets slower as the night progresses. Hopefully I sparked some interest and tell me a bit about yourself!
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2020.07.08 06:25 AdrennaTheGamer 31 [F4M] Arizona, USA – Looking For Player 2 – Lets Reach Level 100 Together!

Warning Long
I am a geeky video gamer who loves cats and is also tech savy gal who has fixed many computers in my life. I am not looking for nudes or sexting and want to find a meaningful relationship that doesn't feel forced, unintereste4 or fake. All that I ask is for you to be real and don't be afraid to be yourself. I've been catfished, cheated on and just had guys use me but I am hopeful I can find my other half.
I work a overnight/graveyard shift so my replies will be more consistent at night. Ideally it would be nice to find someone with a similar schedule to mine as it would be nice to voice chat and play video games together. I always have Thursday and Friday nights off.
I would like to find someone close to where I live but dating sites suck and honestly don't work. It seems like everyone wants friends with benefits and one night stands. That is completely not my thing as intimacy makes me more attached to the person I am seeing. I see older couples in their 70s and that have been together for like 40+ years. I want that so much! I've never had an official long distance relationship so I am not sure what to think about them. But with the right communication and online activities it could work? I do also know that me working the overnight shift in the US will probably get less people here and more overseas. But I am just seeing what I can find here on Reddit since I've given up on dating sites.

If I had to be cheesy I'd say I want a romance like Pam and Jim from The Office. Or Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings. I'm a sucker for romances in epic movies but not really a fan of cheesy rom coms.
I know with Coronavirus out like wildfire, it makes dating in general a lot harder. I got out of a two year long relationship back in January and with everything going on in 2020 so far it has been rough. But I feel like I am ready to get to know someone again and want to try to open up again. Hopefully we can find a connection and build some memories together? I kinda feel like I'm going crazy with the isolation so far as I have been at work and home since March. Doesn't help that no one else is taking precautions as I am trying my hardest to be safe.
I am looking for a long term relationship with someone I can grow old with. Someone who can be my best friend that I can share everything with. I would like to find someone who is passionate, caring, attentive, loyal and loving. Having a good sense of humor and a love of swapping memes isn't a bad thing as well. I am a hopeless romantic and want to find someone to fall in love with and look forward coming home too. Someone who is not afraid to open up to me and talk about anything. Someone who likes cheesy love notes and playing video games together with.
I may not have much experience with successful dating but I do believe that communication is the best thing to help make a relationship work. How else would you know how to work issues out together without knowing what is wrong? I've had a handful of serious long term relationships while the others have been guys using me or ghosting me. I'd like to be able to engage in conversations everyday but it doesn't have to be constantly as I know things do come up like work or errands. But I'd love to hear the details about your day whether it was good or bad. Or even a cute cat or dog you wanted to pet or got to pet! Or even better pictures of your pets! I want to hear about things your passionate about and what you look forward to in the future. I want to hear your goals, likes and dislikes.
I don't smoke or do any drugs and never have in my life. I have asthma so I can't be around smokers as I get sick a lot around them. So no smokers please. I'm infertile so I am not able to have kids without medical intervention and honestly I don't really want them. Though I'm more for having cats and dogs! I am open to the idea of marriage but I don't think you necessarily have to get married to show you want to be with the person forever. Besides if for some reason it doesn't work out, divorce is expensive! My mom was a single parent so I kinda know how that goes. I am not into threesomes or polyamory at all! I am very monogamous and once I get to know the person I do get attached to them quickly.
I am more of an introvert and a homebody so I haven't been affected much by the quarantine. I would rather have fun dates at home with a blanket fort or a nerf gun fight. I am not completely opposed to going out though to have fun like going to the aquarium or zoo. It just mentally exhausts me being around so many people that I feel like I need to recharge afterwards. I can be shy at first and not too talkative but I will try my best to talk about anything really. I have ADHD, depression and anxiety which isn't a fun mix. I do take medication for the ADHD as I can handle the other too fairly well. I am opened minded and don't get offended easily so anything is open to talk about.
I love to be affectionate and love cuddling on the couch watching movies or tv shows. Some of my favorite movies would be scifi/fantasty, comedy, and action. Some that I can name off the top of my head now would be; The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Boondock Saints, and all of the Marvel movies.
I don't really watch much cable but I do have some favorite shows I like to keep up with on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Some of my favorites have been; Firefly, Supernatural, Lucifer, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Boys, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek, The Office, Doctor Who and Torchwood.
I also do enjoy watching musicals and some anime shows. Some of the anime that I like has been Mob Psycho 100, Trigun, and Sword Art Online. I also do enjoy watching too many Youtubers and Twitch Streamers as well. Mostly Gassy Mexican, BurkeBlack and Markiplier.
I've been a pc gamer since I was young enough to remember and it definitely shows now. I have a custom built gaming pc with way too many games for Steam. I usually like to play rpgs and fps with a good story to go along with them. Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead 2. I don't usually play MMOs but I have gotten into Elder Scrolls Online and it has been very fun so far. I've owned it for a little over a month and have put about 112 hours into it now. I'm not obsessed with it at all!
I love to write fanfiction and short stories but haven't gone back to it for a while now. I have a lot of unfinished stuff I would like to start on again. I love to read and own way too many books that I had to buy a kindle to save space. I also like astrology, the paranormal, cryptozoology, viking history, cooking, playing board games and card games. Cards Against Humanity is one of my favorites!
Hopefully you have made it this far and if you have, you get a cookie!
So I am looking for a single, monogamous guy between the ages of 25-38. Looking for shared interests with video gaming and wanting a serious long term relationship. I am not a fan of piercings or crazy hair colors/styles. I am more interested in getting to know a guy's personality but looks do help a little with attraction. I don't mind swapping pictures to show that we are not killer robots or an crazy ax murderer!
I am 5'6” with long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. I wear glasses and I'm overweight but I am working on losing the weight. I've managed to lose 12lbs so far so I am headed in the right direction. By no means am I going to the gym or have a workout station. I've been walking more miles on my treadmill and intermittent fasting. I don't mind if you are overweight as well but at least try to be working on losing weight and getting healthier. Maybe we can be workout buddies?
I am not religious and not into politics but I can say this. If you are a Trump supporter then we are not going to work out at all. I believe mask wearing and social distancing can help stop the spread of Covid-19. The only places I have been in the last few months have been work and home. So if you happen to live closer then I would feel more comfortable waiting a bit before meeting. But that would give us plenty of time to get to know each other on the other hand!
Please don't reply in chat because if you do, then I know you didn't bother reading my post. I will ignore chats because its harder to jump back and forth, so just send me a message. Now, if you do send me a message please don't just say “hey” or give me a single sentence.. Again, will ignore that as I gave plenty of information to start a conversation from my post. I mean, how would you like it to make a large post just for someone to say hey back?
I feel like if you can keep up a conversation it helps make it feel like you want to get to know me. I do have a Discord but would feel comfortable talking on Reddit for a bit before moving on to another platform. Please no ghosts! I know I am probably going to get spammed by a lot of messages, so the longer your reply the better! Make your message stand out and I hope to hear from you!
I'm getting ready to head into work soon but I will reply when I am able too. The first few hours are usually a little busy for me but gets slower as the night progresses. Hopefully I sparked some interest and tell me a bit about yourself!
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2020.07.06 05:27 ovenicat TIFU by taking a nap

This isn’t a huge fuck up, and the only consequence is my own embarrassment and being very disoriented, but I think the internet would get a kick out of my stupidity, so here goes.
The fuck up in question happened earlier today, in the late afternoon. At around 5 PM, I fell asleep while looking at memes and random shit on my phone. This isn’t so weird in and of itself, but the fun part began when I woke up around two or three hours later.
See, since it’s summer, it’s still very bright out at 7 PM, so when I woke up, I was under the impression that it was 7 AM the next day. Cue obligatory panic at missing important early morning engagements, forgetting to brush my teeth the previous night, etc. Still, no big deal. Emailing people about my absence isn’t the worst thing that could happen, and my dental hygiene isn’t going to suddenly deteriorate from one night of forgetfulness. No, what really got to me is that my phone is in 24 hour time, and was clearly displaying the time as 19:00.
My dumb ass spent a solid 20 minutes staring at my stupid phone, trying to puzzle out why the time was displayed as 12 hours behind where it should be. I probably restarted it about 4 times, disconnected and reconnected it to the wifi, googled the damn time and date like some kind of moron, etc etc. I guess google showed 7 PM and I decided to conveniently ignore the “PM” part of that. My phone is fairly new too, and I certainly wasn’t looking forward to dealing with apple support bullshit.
Over the course of this endeavor, I became increasingly panicked about my “broken” phone, and of course sleeping late was just some whipped cream on top of my bad day sundae. I was definitely hyperventilating by now and throughly lubed up with nastyass anxiety sweat, so I took a brutally cold shower to try and hit my in-built reset button and return myself to regular body temperature. Only then did it suddenly occur to me that not only do I have PLENTY of other clocks to check in my house, but I also have several family members that I could ask.
I can only imagine the defeat on my face when I was informed of the date and actual time. Thank you mom.
TL;DR, spent at least 40 minutes scratching my ass and wondering what time it was while panicking about my supposedly “broken” phone.
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2020.07.04 10:20 DistinctInfluence Single 40m San Diego - what's on your mind today?

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.07.03 13:29 santacruzskim An Editor's Take on the XPS 17 9700 - One Zesty Lemon!

TLDR: Mine has been an absolute dumpster fire. From creeping reddit, it looks like I'm not alone, but getting a replacement might still the best way to go since there are also tons of reports of good machines. The problem is that I'm still not seeing conclusive evidence that these "good" units don't actually suffer from some of these issues, unbeknownst to the owner. If there's no such thing as a 100% properly functioning 9700, I'll be bailing on an XPS and looking elsewhere. That grey area for me is mainly:
PREFACE
On paper this machine has been crafted from my own personal wish list. Conceptually, it perfectly fits into my work and I have never been so excited to receive a piece of technology and start using it. I'm right in the middle of cutting and delivering a series of ads and was assuming I could drop this in to replace/assist my current XPS 15 9560 (circa spring, 2017 and fully maxed out), but it has not been that simple.
When things started to go sideways, I started documenting everything. I'm posting this now-massive document in hopes that the herd can help provide direction (selfishly) and to warn/inform others (altruistically!). This thing is going back, that has been decided - almost any one of these problems would have forced my hand on that. What I need to figure out is if I'm getting a replacement or going in another direction (help!).
GUTS: i7-10875H // 64GB // 1TB NVMe (KIOXIA) // RTX 2060 // 4K Panel
FINDINGS ...from 10 days of solid use doing actual work for actual clients. Driver and OS updates and clean Windows install did not address any of this
**coil whine** - There's a low, heavy fan "whoosh" which is completely tolerable, but on top of that is a horrible, high pitched whine even under moderate load. Occasionally this gets pretty wild where it'll get going at multiple frequencies which creates these intense harmonics that are driving me crazy and triggering tinnitus. Even with headphones on it is distracting. My old, annoyingly-loud 9560 feels quiet in the same room as this thing.
**thermal management** - The fans ramp up HARD for nearly anything. Because they're so loud, this gets super annoying, especially when you're in a cold room, typing in notepad (yes, notepad) with no other apps running and the fans kick on hard for a few minutes. Same when idling after a reboot. Task manager shows 2-10% CPU, no load. Eventually they stop, but fire up an empty browser window and type a google search and boom - fans back on. You do get different results by messing around with Dell and Windows performance settings, but it really doesn't change the fact that this computer wants this CPU running cold and slow.
**speakers** - Dramatically improved. Not as good as 16'' MBP (to me, not even close), but there are finally usable speakers in an XPS. However, any time there's a new sound (like an alert "ding") there's a "pop" as the sound starts. Doesn't happen with audio over USB or 1/8'' jack, but I do notice those occasionally fade in, missing about half the sound before reaching full volume. I'd like to think a software fix is possible???
I'm also getting an audible hum from the headphone jack. I plug it in, it's silent for about 2 seconds, then starts a low frequency hum. This is only when plugged into the wall, including when I plugged into a generator as a test. It will stop if your hands are resting firmly on the deck of the laptop, which to me indicates a grounding issue and possibly pervasive across the 9500/9700 lines, but I haven't looked too deeply in this. Anyone else???
**screen** - As a general sentiment, this is an awesome panel. I love the screen on my 9560, but this is a definitive step up. Brightness and reflection handling are excellent as well so I've been able to work in conditions that would have given me eye strain on the 9560. Negatives? - brightness and color uniformity are an issue. For brightness, it is basically brightest in the middle, enough where solid white shows quite a vignette. For color, it has a more orange-cast on the left, and blue-cast on the right. I got an XPS 15 that showed this and got it replaced with a unit without it so I'm hoping this just falls into the "lemon" category and isn't a persistent problem on this new 16:10 panel. Also, for 6500K, it looks on the warm side, but I'm confident after calibration it would be good. (note that I am generally more sensitive to these things since I do color-critical work and use it alongside calibrated monitors).
**trackpad** - It's wobbly. It's been covered pretty thoroughly so I'll just say for those that don't know what this means, just resting my fingers lightly on it makes a little rattling sound and tapping it will register a click, if it feels like it. This video actually perfectly describes my specific trackpad. Also, even with only one finger sliding across it, mine will occasionally just stop tracking. This got me into trouble dragging files around and I basically can't trust it now.
**performance** - I have been dealing with a throttling laptop for years and when I saw the XPS 17 and the new thermal redesign I hoped so hard I could just throw enough money at the problem ($3000 in this case) and see it go away. I guess not.
For my workloads, it has been disappointing. It throttles heavily under load. When you hit the CPU & GPU at the same time (eg. video editing / rendering), it hits high 3Ghz's for 5-10 seconds, almost instantly throttles down to 1.8Ghz, then slowly ramps up and stabilizes, rising and falling between 2.0-2.8Ghz, indefinitely. CPU-only (eg x264 in Handbrake), it's much better, generally holding in the mid-3Ghz and well above 45W. For bursty stuff, it has also been fine, even great occasionally, but for heavy, continuous workloads I am not getting my money's worth from this hardware, not even close. My best guess just watching the numbers dance around in HWiNFO is that you're seeing thermal and power constraints working in tandem against you. Both CPU and GPU are hot and power-hungry and you're shoving them into a little hotbox and making them share a tiny PSU. Would be awesome to see the 1650 Ti vs 2060 configs in relation to overall system performance and thermal management, same goes for the 1080p panel, both of which might be more appropriate for a system with these power and cooling limitations.
**stability** - Its been a mess. I have had numerous blue screens, locking up during reboots (also, it takes 1-2 minutes to reboot, vs 15-30 seconds on my old laptop), differences in how thunderbolt hardware performs depending on the port used... need I go on? The blue screens are just getting ridiculous though. Nearly 2x a day when plugged into my TB16 dock (until I figured out a fix for that), and about 1x a day w/o the dock.
**daily use** - (just me bitching now). I'm not a fan of the keyboard layout. There are a few changes to the sizing and placement of keys which I'm having a hard time adapting to (mainly power button (delete should be in the corner, dude!), arrow keys, and secondary functions of the fn keys.
I am a major fan of TB3, but I'm not loving the lack of port diversity, especially while I was without my dock. It looked like some meme from the 2016 MBP release, with octopus tentacles of cabling, dongles, and adapters going every which way.
(annoyed nerd Windows rant) Windows still struggles to show smooth animations on the built-in panel. I thought this powerful of a machine would alleviate this, but no. Minimizing and opening windows, gestures like sliding between virtual desktops... they're all just as clunky as they were on my 9560 which has 2017 hardware + a 4k screen. If I repeat a gesture over and over maybe one out of every 5 will be smooth. This is regardless of scaling settings. Does this make it unusable? No, though there is something about a 100% smooth OS that helps you stay in the groove if you're really doing a lot of "power user" junk. It's also just annoying to pay so much for a machine and have the OS instantly feel clunky on day one.

SUMMARY
Looking to purchase? Please don't just watch youtube reviews (I'm pretty sure I have seen all of them to date and none have done a proper review, not even Dave Lee who is generally excellent). Do some research, read the forums, and make an educated decision.
Already have one? Does any of this sound familiar? Any possible fixes worth trying? I 'm desperate to know how pervasive these issues are and if it's worth the effort of ordering a replacement. Much appreciation to anyone willing to share!
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7/6 Update: I blasted Dell with support requests and received+found a total 4 separate phone numbers, each claiming the one to use. On two phones, I simultaneously called them in order and after about 40 minutes on hold, reached a completely competent support rep (I believe on the "pro support" #: 1-866-876-3355, in the US). He asked me what issues I was having and I told him there were many but that I'd start by describing the trackpad. I was ready to ask for a return if I got any pushback, or if the ship date was going to be a month+ like other have reported, but things took a surprising turn. Just upon mention of the trackpad issue, he stopped me from going further and said that if I wanted they would ship me a replacement within 8 business days and I could keep the current unit until then.
We'll see how this all plays out, but so far a not-all-that-bad support story. I'm hoping it wasn't just luck that this guy was so helpful and not pushy whatsoever. Could be that they've been given direction: when someone says the magic word, "trackpad" do what they want :)
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2020.07.01 16:18 Horseticuffs Did I (40m) overreact when I broke up with my girlfriend (43f) of 6 years the other night?

Hi there, BreakUp ! 40-year-old dude, here. Just broke up with my 43-year-old girlfriend of 6 years the other night.
Just sort of a weird situation. We were fairly comfortable, I'd say. Not like passionately in love, but that was one of our issues. She's never been particularly emotional, and while I'm not terribly emotional myself, I do like intimacy like holding hands, etc. We discussed this for years but I had recently come to understand it just wasn't her nature.
Anywho she woke me up when she got home from work the other day and told me that she feels this guy at work who she works with sometimes might be flirting with her and that she thinks she might want to pursue that. Dude is married with 7 kids, and I think that's particularly scummy on her part if she wants to mess with that, and on his part, if she's reading him right (which I'm fairly sure she is from what she tells me). She told me if she were to pursue it nobody would be hurt if nobody found out. This is NOT the type of person I am or thought I she was.

I won't pretend I wasn't hurt but I guess I should explain that I am divorced from a very emotionally abusive 10+ year marriage. Lots of infidelity and manipulation and I always swore to myself that I would NEVER accept that shit again. I've told everyone I've been with since that if they're not 100% in, I'm 100% out immediately. Maybe it's a trauma response, maybe the marriage just broke me. I guess it messed me up pretty bad.

So for years now, even without any real reason other than I'm paranoid and I guess I have trust issues, I've had a plan in place to have a place to move to at a moment's notice should I need one. So immediately after she told me that, I told her in a very professional way that the situation was unacceptable to me and that this was where we part ways. It almost felt automated. Even started going into an amicable and fair budget breakdown for my departure and current joint bills. It was very much out of the blue that she pulled this, but I can't help but realize that it's messed up that I had backup living situation plans in place literally for years in case I ever needed it. Immediately changed relationship status and unfriended, and even my kids did the same completely unprompted. Removed her from the family group chat/meme parade.

The past few nights she's been telling me that basically she was just trying to be honest with me (which I told her I appreciated) and that I overreacted. That we didn't need to break up. That it was just a feeling she had that she didn't need to act on. I felt we needed to. In my experience stuff like this is a slippery slope and you can't close Pandora's box. Once a seed of an idea has been planted in someone's mind, I don't know that they can ever stop until they've satisfied their curiosity. And I know I'm not going to be there for THAT ride. I've been there before. Never again. Figure your crap out on your own time, sis.

But I'd like your thoughts. Did I overreact? I know it was crazy to have contingency plans for a long-term, comfortable relationship. I just refused to compromise my morals. There are very few things I hold sacred in this world, very few things I consider "Wrong". Romantic faithfulness is one of the few sacred things to me, and infidelity is Wrong, even emotional. Am I being naive for an adult? Is this just how humans are and I have an immature understanding of the human heart? Am I a hypocrite to talk about faithfulness when I have a whole-ass escape plan in place years ahead of time in case my heretofore completely faithful partner should turn into a snake?

I don't want to get back with her. I'll miss her. I'll miss having someone to constantly talk to. It was so hard not to have a million texts to read throughout my day yesterday. I'll miss laying on the couch watching movies or Youtube over coffee. We had a whole life together. That said, I want to learn and grow from this experience. Become a better person. For a year now I've been on a physical health journey, and I want to leverage this opportunity to work on my mental health as well.

Is expecting another adult to be like 100% faithful and true a realistic expectation if I ever start dating again? Am I being ridiculous? Thank you for your input.
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2020.06.29 22:14 ZB4 Chapo Ep. Guide

Title Duration Guests Hosts Date Reading/Viewing Series Topics of Discussion/Riffs
- Bryan interviews Will, Matt, and Felix about seeing 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi in theaters 01:34:55 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne Felix, Matt, Will 02 February 2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
1 THA SAGA BEGINS 01:18:35 13 March 2016
2 We Need to Talk About Kevin (a.k.a Enta the Dungeon) 01:20:49 19 March 2016 Kevin D. Williamson
3 Freeway Ross Douthat Sailboat Dope 01:31:27 Brendan James 27 March 2016 Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Douthat
4 Bernie Blanco From the Bronx 01:43:54 03 April 2016 Scalia’s Death
5 What's So Civil About the Civil War Anyway? 01:18:04 Carl Beijer 10 April 2016 Kurt Schlichter John Kasich Campaign Events
6 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice & Development 01:11:06 Matt V. Brady 17 April 2016 Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Chapo Mediaite Profile
7 The Prince & the Egg: An Anil Dash Adventure 01:22:52 24 April 2016 Kevin D. Williamson
8 Children of Bruen 01:13:17 Elizabeth Bruenig 01 May 2016 Strip Club Ennui from The Federalist The Innovation Party, The Baseball Crank
9 Trump Stakes or Election 2016: The Age of Apocalypse 01:20:53 08 May 2016 Ben Shapiro, Milo, Ben Carson, Erdogan Street Team
10 No FoPo, Fight the Blob 01:20:01 Derek Davison 15 May 2016 Rod Dreher Iran, ‘The Blob’, Ben Rhodes
11B Doctor Faustus 00:32:16 18 May 2016 Joshua Foust
11 Cranking the Donkey 01:11:59 Matt Taibbi 22 May 2016
12B The French Vasectomy 00:39:28 25 May 2016
12 Love That Ron 01:00:14 Virgil Texas 29 May 2016 Applebee's America Carl Digger, Ron Fournier, Chris Cilliza, Mark Halperin, HotSoup.com
13B Eyes Wide Cuck 00:51:03 01 June 2016 Kimbo Slice, Al Giordano
13 Justified But Woke 01:19:47 Connor Kilpatrick 06 June 2016 The Bernie Sanders I Thought I Knew Is Gone
14 Chillin' In Cedar Rapids Iowa 01:06:09 13 June 2016 Al Giordano, Peter Thiel
15 Alligator Tears 00:51:04 Roqayah Chammseddine 16 June 2016 The Gator Tweet
16 The Male Female Radio Hour 01:20:56 Lee Fang 20 June 2016 Dennis Prager William F. Buckley's sailboat, Adbusters
17 The Road to Soavedom 00:52:33 Robby Soave 25 June 2016
18 The Upset Guv'ner: DeCrecio's Brexit Bungle 01:25:00 Jonathan Shanin 26 June 2016 Rod Dreher, various Brexit opinions Politicon, Brexit, Chapo Mail Bag
19 Boobs, Sir, I Punched the Bursar 01:03:04 30 June 2016 The Federalist
20 Chapo vs. Sherdog: UFC 2000 01:27:30 Jordan Breen 05 July 2016 Charles Murray
21 Oaxaca Flocka Flame 00:44:40 Tony (@MexicAnarchist) 08 July 2016
22 The Trap Is A MESS 01:31:09 Vic Berger 11 July 2016 Courage is Contagious by John Kasich
23 Reign All Over My Face 01:01:41 14 July 2016 Reign Over Me
24 Gulens Gonna Gulen 01:19:04 Derek Davison 18 July 2016 We Are The Left
25 Lady Ghostbusters 01:02:19 Amber A'Lee Frost 24 July 2016 Ghostbusters (2016)
26 ReTHUGlican National CRIMEvation 01:14:43 Bryan Quinby 25 July 2016 DNC Emails
27 Tomorrow Belongs to Them 01:26:44 Dan O'Sullivan 30 July 2016
28 Chapo Comes Alive! 01:17:40 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 03 August 2016
29 London Falling 00:56:14 Sam Kriss 03 August 2016 London Has Fallen
30 Freeway Ross Douthat Pt. 2: The Harvard Plug 01:19:03 Brendan James 05 August 2016 Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Douthat
31 Brooklyn Tyrannical Gardens 00:59:13 11 August 2016
32 Suicide Is Shameless 01:04:40 Matt V. Brady 15 August 2016 Suicide Squad
33 The Uncucking of the Candidate 01:12:16 Libby Watson 18 August 2016 Wonkette
34 Masculinity for Boys 01:16:25 22 August 2016 David French
35 Bloodlands 01:14:19 Adrian Bonenberger 25 August 2016
36 Dear Gulen 01:33:29 Liza Featherstone 29 August 2016 The Federalist, Dear Prudie
37 Teen Party 00:57:14 Brandon Wardell 01 September 2016
38 Elevator to Heaven 01:20:23 Maria Hengevald 05 September 2016
39 The Conqueror 01:10:51 Derek Davison 09 September 2016 The Conquerer
40 Sborts Night 01:34:47 Greg Howard 12 September 2016 In Saudi Arabia, a revolution disguised as reform in the Washington Post
41 Smash 01:15:52 Alex Nichols (@Lowenaffchen) 16 September 2016 Crash (2004)
42 Uber for Ubermensch 01:30:43 Ed Zitron and Noah Kulwin 18 September 2016
43 ElfQuest 01:16:43 22 September 2016 Rod Dreher, profile of Jim Cooley
44 The Gowanus Ideas Festival 01:22:33 Virgil Texas and Sam Kriss 26 September 2016 David Brooks, Ross Douthat
45 Cath Bash 01:09:52 01 October 2016
46 No Cucks in the Foxhole 00:59:07 James Adomian 04 October 2016
Knowledge God 00:36:15 04 October 2016 “The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge” and “Finally. Someone who thinks like me”
47 I Am Legend 01:06:41 Francis (@ArmyStang) 06 October 2016 American Sniper
48 A Problem from Heck 01:20:57 Chase Madar 09 October 2016
49 Caleb 01:01:29 12 October 2016 Caleb
50 AKP 50th Episode Ergenekon Extravaganza 01:17:51 Matt Karp 17 October 2016
51 The Post Officers 01:08:46 Katherine Krueger 19 October 2016
52 Dirty Wars 2: Rise of McRaven 01:17:11 Jeremy Scahill 23 October 2016
53 The French Resistance 00:58:08 Alexander Zaitchik 26 October 2016
54 Trap House of Horror: The Hanging Boyz 00:48:21 Kath Barbadoro 30 October 2016
55 The Chapofication of the Western Male 01:01:38 02 November 2016
- Walther Interview 00:44:00 Matthew Walther 06 November 2016
56 Under Siege Year 3: Before Year Zero 01:01:27 Brendan James 07 November 2016
57 Chapo News Network Election Night Live Show 01:41:01 Virgil Texas 08 November 2016
58 We Live in the Zone Now 01:00:44 Virgil Texas 12 November 2016
59 Tell Your God to Ready for Chud 01:02:11 Matt Karp and Connor Kilpatrick 17 November 2016
60 Off-Off-Broadway 01:05:41 Erin Gloria Ryan 20 November 2016 Hillary Clinton Is More Than a President by Virginia Heffernan
61 Who Makes the Nazis? 00:53:19 Ricky Rawls 24 November 2016
62 Chapo Struggle Session 00:58:23 30 November 2016 Rod Dreher
- Felix After Dark 00:38:04 03 December 2016
63 SuccessFail: The McMegan Story 01:22:04 Ezekiel Kweku 04 December 2016 The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success by Megan McArdle
64 Candyman IV: Curse of Caleb 00:53:41 Katie Halper 08 December 2016 Caleb
65 No Future 01:06:39 Adam Curtis 11 December 2016
66 Pizza Party! 01:08:04 Jacob Bacharach 16 December 2016
67 The Swordfish Episode 00:56:24 17 December 2016
- The Inebriated Past 00:36:42 21 December 2016
68 Applebees Christmas Spectacular 01:09:27 Kath Barbadoro 23 December 2016 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
69 Angela & Strawberry 00:57:34 James Adomian 29 December 2016
70 Real Strain Hours 01:03:36 Libby Watson 04 January 2017
71 Crapo Cat House: The Half-Lost Episode 01:16:56 Alex Nichols 09 January 2017 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
72 The Pre-Taped Call-In Show 01:00:32 13 January 2017
73 Better Call Saul Alinsky 01:04:49 Bill Corbett 15 January 2017 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
74 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 1 01:03:42 18 January 2017
75 Mr. Chapo Goes to Washington 01:05:09 Sam Kriss 22 January 2017
76 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 2 00:59:53 24 January 2017
77 No Country for Gorilla Men 01:11:08 Matt Taibbi 29 January 2017
78 Terminal 00:55:57 31 January 2017
- Mixed Martial Law 01:01:40 Karim Zadan 02 February 2017
79 Our Values Are Under Attack 00:57:16 Tim Heidecker 06 February 2017 True Allegiance by Ben Shapiro
80 Kolob Trap House 01:00:09 Adam Friedland 09 February 2017
81 The Devil In Mother Jones 01:00:30 Shane Bauer 12 February 2017
82 War Is Heck 00:48:57 Brace Belden 13 February 2017
83 Boston Skrong 01:02:20 15 February 2017 Patriot’s Day
84 President Wario 01:13:12 19 February 2017
85 The Appropriaters 00:52:11 Shuja Haider 22 February 2017
86 Fash the Patriarchy 00:51:40 Angela Nagle 26 February 2017
87 The Basketball Snob 01:00:24 02 March 2017
88 Sebastian Goku 01:07:50 Derek Davison 05 March 2017
89 Napoleanic Rules for Success 01:09:56 @Trillburne 10 March 2017 The Duellists
90 Gorka's Revenge 01:01:43 James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 12 March 2017
91 The Lasagne Code 00:53:46 Leon (@leyawn) 17 March 2017 Caleb
92 No. 1 in Heaven 00:49:56 20 March 2017
93 Madness? THIS IS CHAPO 01:00:30 23 March 2017 300
94 The Brian Johnstown Massacre 01:16:38 Jacob Bacharach 26 March 2017
95 Hillbilly Smellegy 01:03:14 Matt Sitman 30 March 2017 Hillbilly Elegy
96 Night At The Museum 01:05:53 Tim Heidecker (as Alex Jones) 02 April 2017 Some personal notes on the ‘Blacksonian’ by Jay Nordlinger for the National Review
97 Hollywood Upstairs Medical College 01:19:39 Timothy Faust 06 April 2017
98 Gorka II: The Gorkaning 01:06:39 Alex Pareene and James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 09 April 2017
99 Taxi To the Dark Side 01:06:58 Adam Friedland 13 April 2017
100 Chapo Goes To College 01:44:51 Timothy Faust 17 April 2017
101 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc 01:12:51 19 April 2017 The West Wing
102 Maintaining Emotional Control 01:06:54 Rob Delaney 23 April 2017
103 Décision Désk La France 00:55:00 James Adomian 26 April 2017
104 We've Always Been Here 01:23:01 30 April 2017 People's Republic by Kurt Schlichter
105 The Grey Ladykillers 01:19:12 04 May 2017 Op-Eds from The New York Times, Rod Dreher
106 Work No Play 01:27:54 Timothy Faust and Miya Tokumitsu 07 May 2017 Health-Care Blame Game by David French in the National Review
107 Fight Club 00:57:23 Karim Zidan 10 May 2017
108 Night On Bald Mountain 01:22:08 Matt Bruenig 14 May 2017
109 Media Twatters 01:09:16 Libby Watson 19 May 2017 The New York Times
110 The Rocktober Revolution 01:12:07 China Miéville 22 May 2017
111 The Goddamn Freaking News 01:19:40 24 May 2017 The Newsroom
112 Orbsplainer 01:13:32 David Cross 25 May 2017
113 Hit and Run 01:00:07 R.L. Stephens 01 June 2017
114 Meat The Press 00:57:17 Alex Nichols 04 June 2017
- God Save Our Jezza 00:38:31 Jonathan Shainin 06 June 2017
115 Austin Shitty Limits 01:05:18 Brian Gaar 07 June 2017 The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
- Chapo Global Edition: You Down With GCC? 01:19:40 Derek Davison 08 June 2017
116 Jezz In My Pants 01:00:11 12 June 2017
117 Kill All Nermals 01:11:03 Angela Nagle 14 June 2017
118 From Russia With CHUD 01:05:04 Sarah Jones 18 June 2017 Beware of Blaming Government for London Tower Fire by Megan McArdle
- The Inebriated Past: Sewer Surfin' 00:38:09 21 June 2017
119 Bating For Gadot 01:07:54 25 June 2017 Wonder Woman
120 Fearless Girlilla Mindset 01:09:25 28 June 2017 Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich
121 These Things I Believe 01:12:30 04 July 2017
122 The Virgin Suicides 01:16:03 Adam Friedland 06 July 2017 Steven Crowder, Ben Shapiro on Celibacy
123 UBIsoft 01:00:05 Clio Chang 10 July 2017
124 Gabagool 01:16:39 13 July 2017 Megan McArdle, David Brooks, Trump as Pericles
125 Fast And Furious: Toledo Drifter 00:55:20 Tim Heidecker 15 July 2017 Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich
126 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. III: The Russian Interference 01:01:04 19 July 2017
127 Dr. Dementia 01:09:08 Ricky Rawls 23 July 2017 Rod Dreher
128 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. IV: The Russian Interference 01:30:23 26 July 2017
129 The Affordable Covfefe Act 01:06:33 Timothy T-Bone Faust 30 July 2017
130 The Milk People 01:11:45 Libby Watson 04 August 2017
131 Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout 01:08:18 09 August 2017
- Bonus Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout 01:09:06 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 12 August 2017
132 Bloco's Modern Life 01:17:02 Marcus Barnett and Catarina Príncipe and Djordje Kuzmanovic 12 August 2017
133 Antifap 00:57:59 Shuja Haider 18 August 2017
134 Memento Maury 01:00:23 Joe Mande 20 August 2017
135 Barron Protectors 01:15:08 Leslie Lee 23 August 2017 ??? by the National Review
136 Lullaby For Lanyards 01:02:11 Joe Prince 27 August 2017
137 HUMINT Centipede 01:20:21 29 August 2017
138 Verrit Carefully 01:09:15 Alex Nichols 05 September 2017
139 Enter The Noid 01:11:43 07 September 2017
140 DACA Flocka Flame 01:12:22 Karina Moreno 09 September 2017
141 Chapo Cartoon Cavalcade 01:13:27 14 September 2017
142 The Schlock Doctrine 01:09:31 Naomi Klein 17 September 2017 Under Anesthesia, Everything Was Beautiful by Peggy Noonan
143 Splattering of the Juggalos 01:16:26 21 September 2017 Articles from The Federalist and Rod Dreher
144 White Men Can't Drumpf 01:00:12 24 September 2017
145 Return of the Blob 01:06:40 Derek Davison 28 September 2017
146 Better Ingredients, Better Healthcare, Chapo Johns 01:07:21 Timothy Faust 01 October 2017 Why Is Italian Food So Amazing? by Megan McArdle
147 Gun Kata 01:04:09 05 October 2017
148 Lost In The Sauce 01:08:23 Patton Oswalt 09 October 2017
149 Live @ The Biltmore Hotel 00:54:24 James Adomian 12 October 2017
150 Get Kony 00:47:45 Tim Heidecker 14 October 2017
151 Cass Rules Everything Around Me 01:13:59 19 October 2017
152 Iran Off On the Plug Twice 01:08:39 22 October 2017 The Cobbler
153 Dry Goys 01:01:17 Eli Valley 26 October 2017
154 Listening Tour 01:01:21 30 October 2017 On Safari in Trump's America by The Atlantic
155 The Antifa Treason And Plot 01:10:07 Will Sommer 02 November 2017
156 38 Ways to Fix Puerto Rico 01:24:56 Aída Chávez 06 November 2017 38 Ways to Fix Democracy by The Washington Post
- I’d Rather Be Salman 00:40:19 Derek Davison 08 November 2017
157 Brazile Nuts 01:15:24 David Roth 09 November 2017 Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile
158 Double Flynndemnity 01:08:35 13 November 2017 Greta Van Sustren and her apology app
159 Gentleman Ben Franklin 01:16:17 Bill Corbett 16 November 2017 In Search of Liberty
SPECIAL HOLIDAY BONUS EP - In Search of Liberty Chapo Special Audio Commentary 01:32:21 Bill Corbett 24 November 2017
160 Live at the Bell House 01:23:00 16 November 2017
161 Gladiator Boy 01:12:37 25 November 2017 Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives from the New York Times
162 Arab Spring Breakers 01:09:36 James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 28 November 2017
163 Motherbox XXX (The Justice League Episode) 01:15:17 29 November 2017 Justice League
164 The Deficit Rag 01:17:39 04 December 2017
165 New York State of Mindfulness 01:11:18 Mike Recine 06 December 2017 Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul from the New York Times
166 The Water Genious 01:16:06 Nomiki Konst 10 December 2017
167 The Poop Touchening 01:15:42 Matt Bruenig and Ryan Cooper 14 December 2017 David Brooks
168 Nut Neutrality 01:13:59 Sam Seder 17 December 2017
169 Alternative Failson Tax 01:08:34 20 December 2017 3 Reasons Millennials Should Ditch Karl Marx for Ayn Rand by the Foundation for Economic Education
170 A Christman Carol 00:44:26 James Adomian (as Chris Matthews and Sebastian Gorka) and Brendan James 24 December 2017
171 The Way of the Shadow Wolves 01:12:54 28 December 2017 The Way of the Shadow Wolves by Steven Seagal, Megan McArdle’s Kitchen Guide
172 So It's Come To This... 01:26:56 Brendan James 31 December 2017
173 Pontypool Chapos Everything 01:27:07 03 January 2018
174 Ooohh Baby I Like It Raw 01:11:46 07 January 2018 Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid from the New York Times
175 The Dark Professor 01:12:04 09 January 2018 It's Time to Bomb North Korea from Foreign Policy
176 Any Port In a Stormy 01:17:43 Alex Pareene 13 January 2018
177 The News Queen 01:10:09 Brendan James 17 January 2018 The Post
178 Government Nutdown 01:08:46 22 January 2018
179 The Inebriated Past Part 3: SDS and the Weather Underground 01:06:33 25 January 2018
180 D Triple C 6 Mafia 01:05:18 Ryan Grim 25 January 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Kaniela Ing 01:01:49 Kaniela Ing Virgil 31 January 2018
181 Potus6ix9ine 01:15:39 02 February 2018
182 Soup or Bowl? 01:25:45 05 February 2018 Megan McArdle
183 GlenGreenwald Glen Ross 01:16:57 Glenn Greenwald 07 February 2018
184 The United States of Care Lords 01:25:51 Dino Guastella 11 February 2018 TPUSA activist’s essay
185 Own Your Own Immigrant! 01:10:21 15 February 2018
186 Executive Producer 01:17:17 Richard D. Wolff 18 February 2018
187 Mumsnet 00:53:00 Marcus Barnett 21 February 2018
188 Menaker Facts Stated 01:14:23 Daniel Menaker 25 February 2018 Dennis Prager
189 All That Is Solid Melts Into Sauce 01:03:52 Patton Oswalt 27 February 2018
190 School's Out 01:17:23 Michael Mochaidean 04 March 2018
191 The Shape of Whiffen 01:12:25 David Cross 07 March 2018 Rod Dreher
192 Spice World 01:20:53 Jacob Bacharach 10 March 2018 Megan McArdle
193 AIPAC: All Eyez On Me 01:15:38 Noah Kulwin 15 March 2018
- Break Up Rex 00:52:13 Derek Davison 17 March 2018
194 F*ck 12 01:19:32 Shuja Haider and James Adomian (as Elon Musk) 18 March 2018 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
195 Frost/Christman: Marx and the Movies 01:00:01 22 March 2018 The Death of Stalin, The Young Karl Marx
196 Crazy Joe's Folly 01:13:58 26 March 2018
197 The YIMBY Failing Project 01:11:04 Shanti Singh 28 March 2018
198 Asked & Answered 01:06:12 03 April 2018
199 Ready Chapo One 01:09:32 Matt V. Brady 05 April 2018 Ready Player One
200 The Jeffrey Goldberg Variations 01:17:30 James Adomian (as Kurt Eichenwald) 09 April 2018
201 The Social Networth 01:06:52 Libby Watson 12 April 2018
202 Sgt. Anne Marie Slaughter 01:36:57 Dan Finn and Eric Blanc 15 April 2018
203 The Truth About Cats & Syria 01:19:44 John Dolan 19 April 2018
204 Comey the Clown 01:21:35 Katherine Krueger 23 April 2018 A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Dan Canon 00:50:37 Dan Canon 24 April 2018
205 The Energy Shiftening 01:09:30 Will Sommer and James Adomian (as Qanon) 27 April 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Geneviéve Jones-Wright 00:56:25 Geneviéve Jones-Wright 30 April 2018
206 Dry Boys Ride Again 01:02:57 01 May 2018
207 Law And Ordurrrr 01:01:46 03 May 2018
208 Donnie's World Tour 01:04:15 Derek Davison 06 May 2018
209 Death Becomes You 00:58:14 Barbara Ehrenreich 09 May 2018
210 ICE to See You 01:10:22 Jake Flores 13 May 2018
211 Sergeant Hands 01:03:40 17 May 2018 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
212 Borderline 01:26:37 Brendan James 21 May 2018
- Bonus: Matt and Mike Duncan Talk 'Revolutions' 00:54:22 Mike Duncan 23 May 2018
213 In Conclusion, Palestine is a Land of Contrasts 00:55:33 Rawan (@intifadarling) 23 May 2018
214 6 Weird Election Tricks That ACTUALLY Work! 01:10:19 David Faris 27 May 2018
215 Patriots, Pragmatists & PissPigs 01:16:41 31 May 2018
216 First Time, Long Time feat. PFT Commenter 01:27:54 Eric Sollenberger 03 June 2018
217 Feeling Q and Sad rn 01:26:05 07 June 2018
218 The President's Neck Is Missing 01:29:09 David Roth 10 June 2018 The President is Missing, NYC’s Subway should be filled with Hoverboards instead
219 Da [email protected] 01:14:06 Alex Nichols 15 June 2018
220 Camp Donald 01:19:09 Libby Watson and James Adomian (as Jesse Ventura) 17 June 2018
221 M. Night Shyamalan's The Villages 01:24:09 Osita Nwanevu 21 June 2018
222 RESPECT. 01:15:26 Adam Friedland and Mike Recine 24 June 2018 Gotti
- Bonus — Felix interviews Tarpley Hitt 00:43:42 Tarpley Hitt 25 June 2018
223 Fight Court 01:09:20 27 June 2018
- Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss 01:02:00 Mike Reiss 29 June 2018
224 Cortez the Killer 01:23:36 Trevor Beaulieu and Katherine Krueger 02 July 2018
225 The Poster's Crusade 01:15:21 06 July 2018 Yes, We Still Can by Dan Pfeiffer
226 Islands in the Stream 01:27:42 09 July 2018
- Bonus: Virgil Interviews Julia Salazar, LIVE! 00:59:00 Julia Salazar Virgil 10 July 2018
227 PEN 15 01:02:05 11 July 2018 Range 15
- Bonus: Chris talks to Occupy ICE Portland 00:12:27 Jordan Chris 12 July 2018
228 Supreme Clientele 01:22:13 Ashley Feinberg and James Adomian 15 July 2018
- Bonus: SEX! Now that we have your attention: Work 01:00:45 Tai and Conner Habib 17 July 2018
229 Double A beep beep M L O! 01:10:34 Karina Moreno and Brendan James 19 July 2018
230 A Colossal Wreck 01:06:27 22 July 2018
231 Quiz Boys 00:55:21 Michael Kupperman 25 July 2018
232 America, You Sexy Bigfoot! 01:23:02 30 July 2018 America, You Sexy Bitch!
233 Frost/Christman Presents: The Purges 01:13:57 Kal (friend of Amber Frost) and Aaron J. Leonard 01 August 2018 The Purge film series
234 Congrat's 01:06:13 05 August 2018 Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery
235 Q Let the Dogs Out? 01:18:44 Will Sommer 10 August 2018
236 Space Force: Mobile Infantry 01:15:27 13 August 2018
237 Our Cool Friends 00:57:49 Derek Davison 16 August 2018
- Bonus: Interview with Parquet Courts' A. Savage 00:56:59 A. Savage (of the band Parquet Courts) 18 August 2018
238 The Mueller's Tale 01:26:04 20 August 2018 John Podhoretz
- Bonus: Chris Talks to Stonybrook Apartments Activists 00:33:45 Crystal (head of the Stonybrook Tenant Association) and Grant 23 August 2018
239 Fact Fight 01:11:21 Matt Bruenig 24 August 2018
240 The Shittalk Express 01:16:22 27 August 2018
241 Hot Couch Nation 01:08:59 Stavros Halkias and Matt V. Brady 30 August 2018
242 Touched by a Funeral 01:06:12 03 September 2018
243 Live at DC's 9:30 Club 01:33:03 07 September 2018
- Bonus: Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon 00:17:14 Cynthia Nixon September 10 September 2018
244 A Nice Chill Show 00:56:54 11 September 2018
245 Inebriated Past 5: Monster Fash 00:51:55 13 September 2018
246-1 Best of New England Live, Part 1 01:45:09 18 September 2018
246-2 Best of New England Live, Part 2 01:06:20 19 September 2018
247 Mayans, M.C. 01:16:19 Bryan Quinby 20 September 2018
Unions: They’re Good Folks! 00:34:16 Bhaskar Sunkara 22 September 2018
248 Too Many Bretts 01:19:47 24 September 2018
249 The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea 01:12:53 Dave Anthony 28 September 2018
Fascism II: The Legend of Adolf’s Gold 00:28:47 Matt 30 September 2018
250 Big Dickinson Energy 01:28:28 Alena Smith 01 October 2018 Frank Bruni
251 Sonic Reductionism 01:08:21 Briahna Joy Gray 06 October 2018
252 Rob Dreher's The Exorcist 01:31:46 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 09 October 2018 Rod Dreher
253 Full Goop Mode 01:12:42 12 October 2018
254 Best of the Midwest: Columbus & Chicago 01:42:10 Bryan Quinby and Brett Payne 15 October 2018 Campus Battlefield: How Conservatives Can WIN the Battle on Campus and Why It Matters by Charlie Kirk
255 Best of the Midwest: Mostly Minneapolis 01:07:21 20 October 2018
256 Ass, Grass or Sasse 01:05:00 22 October 2018
257 Public Banking 01:09:00 Josh Androsky 25 October 2018 David French
- Brazil 00:50:30 Ben Fogel Amber 26 October 2018
258 Lesko’s Lament 01:05:37 29 October 2018
259 The D’Souzaverse: Soros Rising 01:10:39 01 November 2018 Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time? By Dinesh D’Souza
260 Wonk the Pain Away: An Election Special 01:51:06 Will Sommer 04 November 2018
- Ham Man Bad 00:52:56 05 November 2018 Unintimidated by Scott Walker
261 Teen Party II 01:07:03 Brandon Wardell 08 November 2018
262 Blood and Cheesecake 01:23:48 11 November 2018
263 Who Defines the Definers? 01:11:09 15 November 2018
- Bonus: Chris Discusses U.S. Navy Bombing of the Mariana Islands 00:36:42 Sophia Perez Chris 16 November 2018
264 The Golden Ones 01:16:27 ContraPoints 18 November 2018
265 Thanksgiving Dinar 01:06:38 Felix, Matt, Will 21 November 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks Hurricane Relief & "Disaster Socialism" with Tallahassee DSA 00:43:56 Chris 22 November 2018
266 Rod Friended Me 01:22:00 James Adomian 27 November 2018 Rod Dreher
267 Eric the Bewitched 01:10:30 29 November 2018
268 Condom Depot Presents: Fighting in the Age of Horniness 01:09:00 Jon Bois Felix, Will, Amber 02 December 2018
269 Live at Princeton: Master Debaters 01:24:46 07 December 2018
270 Beto Males 01:24:31 Elizabeth Bruenig 10 December 2018 The Right War for the Right Reasons - The Weekly Standard, Why We Miss the WASPs
271 Hollow Men 01:18:56 Libby Watson Felix, Will 13 December 2018
272 The Butterfly Effect 01:11:25 Matt, Will, Amber 18 December 2018
273 Monoa, No Problem 01:16:07 21 December 2018 Aquaman
274 Chapo Trap House Presents: It's A Willderful Life 00:50:32 James Adomian, Katherine Krueger, Adam Friedland, Stavros Halkias, Nick Mullen Felix, Matt, Will, Amber, Virgil, Chris 24 December 2018
275 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. V: Musks of Nyarlathotep 02:25:18 Felix, Matt, Will 27 December 2018
276 Under the Hood at the Beltway Garage 01:08:55 31 December 2018
277 Tabletop Game Theory Pt. VI: Musks of Nyarlathotep 02:26:29 Felix, Matt, Will 03 January 2019
278 Vision 2020 01:08:59 06 January 2019 new congress (aoc, tlaib), trump wall fight
279 Paul Walls 01:10:33 Matt V. Brady 10 January 2019 Australian’s Have More Fun by Bari Weiss walls 10, AOC wikifeet 9
280 MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge 01:14:16 Amber, Matt, Will 14 January 2019 it's bernie bitch 8, bezos divorce/60bn 7
281 Burger Night 01:19:25 David Roth 16 January 2019 trump burgers and reactions 8.5, shutdown 8
282 Syzygy of a Down 01:23:31 Gillian Russom and Karla Griego 21 January 2019 abortion rally maga schoolkid video 9
283 Contrarian Corner 01:08:42 Felix, Will 24 January 2019 felix contrarian cold open 9, venezuela 7.5, harris declares 7.5, contrarian oscars 6
284 Dave & Busters 01:26:42 27 January 2019 shutdown end-strike, pelosi; immigration; trumpism after trump; bernie 2020; ojeda
Bonus: Venti Schultz Roast 20:02:00 28 January 2019 “Onward” and “Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz
285 Studio 69 01:16:31 31 January 2019 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [2000s culture, serious comedy, credentialism, sfuture sorkin on podcasts]
286 Soul Man 01:08:48 05 February 2019 PSA against M4A, Bookefilibuster, Northam blackface, J Mendoza Ferrer
287 Killy Elliott 01:11:37 John Schwarz 07 February 2019 TOO NICE TO WIN? ISRAEL’S DILEMMA by John Podhoretz
288 So You Want to Start a Union Brace Belden 10 February 2019
289 Support the Tropes 01:13:38 14 February 2019 A Colossal Wreck by Alexander Cockburn omar antisemitic tropes 9*, omar on abrams 8, harris weed 8.5, larouche dead 85
290 Maximum Boot 01:09:15 Lyle Jeremy Rubin Felix, Matt, Will 18 February 2019 The Corrosion of Conservatism lydon larouche 7, max boot memoir+past 8, libs and neocons 9, "anti-war" tucker 8.5
291 Brnie or Bst 01:14:36 02 February 2019 The Classicist Who Sees Donald Trump as a Tragic Hero by Isaac Chotiner bernie declares (2016 rehash), b v warren, tulsi; NYT - idealist Bernie v pragmatic Klobuchar
292 Hats Off to Larry
293 The Nissan Sentra Cannot Hold Niskanen centre-moderation, horseshoe, Tony Blair speech
294 CPAC: Judgement Days 02:10:48 CPAC - wohl/loomer, kirk/don jfalwell jr, diamond and silk, TPUSA party, trump speech
295 Ballistic: Frost vs Menaker 07 March 2019 Sanders rally 7, Cuba 7, AOC on Omar 9.5
296 The Unsullied 01:09:10 11 March 2019 Ilhan Omar is the Steve King of the Left from WaPo and Ilhan Omar meets Mrs Maisel tucker radio leaks 7.5, Omar antis - M Mccain, Maisel fanfic, Omar=Steve King 9, yang gang 8
297 King, Warrior, Magician, Lover Rob Delaney 13 March 2019 college admissions 7, brexit votes 7, porn, NHS, shootings 8
This is Where I Leave EU
298 The Israel Nerd Eli Valley 18 March 2019 Trump’s Hannukah Party reminded me of why America is great for Jews NZ shooting- Chelsea heckled 9, M Mc on E Valley 8.5,
Bonus: Will Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson with The Antifada Kim Stanley Robinson 21 March 2019
299 All Cops Are Burgers 01:12:26 Bill Oakley 21 March 2019
300 EMERGENCY POD: THE MUELLER REPORT James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka) 24 March 2019 Glenn Beck’s a Christmas Sweater
301 The Magicians Alex Pareene 27 March 2019
302 The Russia House Matt Taibbi 01 April 2019
303 In the Golan Heights Derek Davison 04 April 2019 Jackson Beale, Trump’s Intervention in Venezuela has stalled, The UK has gone mad by Thomas Friedman
304 Moby Dick Energy 01:21:33 08 April 2019
305 A Simple Plan Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski 11 April 2019
306 2 Cities, 1 Cup 01:27:53 14 April 2019 The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro
307 The Inebriated Past: American Conspiracies 01:18:56 17 April 2019
308 There’s Nothing Like a Dame Nick Hayes 21 April 2019 The Rematch: Bernie Sanders versus a Clinton Loyalist, Stop Sanders Democrats are…
309 The Trumpman Prophecies 24 April 2019 The Trump Prophecy
Bonus: Virgil Interviews John Cameron Mitchell on "Anthem: Homunculus" John Cameron Mitchell 28 April 2019
Bonus: Amber Interviews Vivek Chibber on "The ABC's of Capitalism” Vivek Chibber 28 April 2019
310 Marianne Mindset 29 April 2019
311 2 Mountain, 2 Furious 02 May 2019
312 Kenneth Friendly's Scorpio Smiling Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector 06 May 2019
313 A Cure for Wellness 09 May 2019 Who is Arthur Chu?, Trust Pelosi
314 What, Us Worry? James Adomian 12 May 2019
315 A Song of Air and America Sam Seder 16 May 2019
316 PBS: Permanent Revolution Hasan Pikar 19 May 2019
317 Friends of the Pod 23 May 2019
318 Rahm Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Neolib Ryan Grim 27 May 2019
319 Live at Cornell: Perfect Balance 30 May 2019
320 Live from Berlin: Der Fonkybeatz 3 June 2019
321 Live from Glasgow: Bottle of Buckie 6 June 2019
322 Second Dark Age Alan Moore 10 June 2019
323 Best of UK Live: Toby Young Sex Diaries 13 June 2019
324 Live from Dublin: Irish Valor 17 June 2019
325 Living in America 20 June 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Tiffany Cabán Tiffany Cabán 20 June 2019
326 Beltway Garage: Infinity Candidates 25 June 2019
Bonus: The Marianne Williamson Interview Marianne Williamson 26 June 2019
327 Have You Heard The Good News? David Sirota 28 June 2019
Bonus: Gremlins 2 Joe Dante 30 June 2019
328 Dios, Patria, Fueros, Rod 1 July 2019
329 The Inebriated Past, Part 5: DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans 4 July 2019
330 Hunter on the Loose Will Sommer 8 July 2019
331 The Wide World of Warcraft John Dolan 10 July 2019
332 Fear of a Netroots Nation Brendan James 15 July 2019
Bonus: The Andrew Yang Interview Andrew Yang 18 July 2019
333 One in the Pinker 18 July 2019
334 American Mids 22 July 2019
335 Shrugging Towards Bethlehem Brace Belden and Liz Franczak 25 July 2019
336 Neom 2049 Glenn Greenwald 29 July 2019
337 I Think You Should Leave Brendan James 1 August 2019
338 Live from Traverse City: Michael and We Brendan James and Michael Moore 5 August 2019
339 House of the Rising Sundown 8 August 2019
340 A Big Bowl of Strawberry Ice Cream 12 August 2019
341 Live from Des Moines: Bring Out the Hogs! 15 August 2019
342 The Cuts Stay In The Podcast 20 August 2019
343 Checking the Dipstick 22 August 2019
344 Koch & Poll Torture 26 August 2019
AHOY! The Joe Sestak Interview Joe Sestak 27 August 2019
345 The Conspiracy Files: The Deep-ly Gay State 29 August 2019 JFK
346 Twisted Tales 3 September 2019
347 Renn Faire Stefan Heck 8 September 2019
348 Dragged Across Concrete Marcus Barnett and Osita Nwanevu 9 September 2019
389 The Righteous Fallwells 12 September 2019
350 Gotta Have My Pop! 16 September 2019
Bonus Interview: Tom O'Neill and Chaos Tom O'Neill 16 September 2019
351 Give Up Your Inquiries Which Are Completely Useless Nick Mullen 20 September 2019 Eyes Wide Shut
352 Rod Dreher's The Exorcist II 24 September 2019
353 The Education of a Cynic Jon Schwarz 26 September 2019 Samantha Power's book The Education of an Idealist
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein's House 30 September 2019
354 Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess 1 October 2019
355 North American Scum Luke Savage and Don Hughes 3 October 2019
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview Bernie Sanders 4 October 2019
356 Sympathy for the Joker Jen Pan, Nick Mullen, Adam Friedland and Matt V. Brady 8 October 2019
357 We Have a Rat Problem Tim Heidecker 10 October 2019 Heidecker's film Mister America
358 World on a Wire Naomi Klein 14 October 2019 Klein's 2nd episode
359 SSSSSSSSMoking with Slavoj Slavoj Žižek 17 October 2019
360 Bernie Blanco Goes To Queens Matt Karp 21 October 2019
361 The Brothers Brendan James 25 October 2019 The Reliant
362 Wet Sauce Kenzo Shibata 28 October 2019
363 Epstein Ain't Going Away Brace Belden 31 October 2019
364 Human Deadspinality Project David Roth 4 November 2019
365 Big Johnson's Hard Election Grace Blakeley 7 November 2019
366 The Terminal 12 November 2019
368 High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur Kathryn Ledebur 18 November 2019
369 CIA Jim: Caracas Connection 18 November 2019 Jack Ryan
370 WeWork Will Set You Free 25 November 2019
371 Beltway Garage: The Legend of Bernie's Gold 28 November 2019
372 Karmala Police 2 December 2019
373 It's Demon Night In America! 5 December 2019
374 Perverts of Interest 9 December 2019
375 Live in London: Chapo Calling feat. Rob Delaney Rob Delaney 12 December 2019
376 Imagine A World Without 17 December 2019
377 Escape from UK 20 December 2019
378 Imagine A World Without 23 December 2019
379 A Very COBRA Christmas 25 December 2019
380 Imagine Our Dumb Decade 30 December 2019
381 Pod Tweet America 2 January 2020
Bonus: So, I Just Watched 300... feat. Derek Davison Derek Davison 6 January 2020
382 Falcon Seeks Falconer feat. Briahna Joy Gray Briahna Joy Gray 6 January 2020
383 No War But The Meme War 10 January 2020
384 Beltway Garage: Warren Strikes Back 14 January 2020
385 Lyin' Liz feat. Brendan James Brendan James 17 January 2020
386 Brother Magic feat. Josh and Benny Safdie Josh and Benny Safdie 20 January 2020
Bonus: Will Interviews Nithya Raman Nithya Raman 22 January 2020
387 The Royals 23 January 2020
388 A Perfectly Frumulent Episode 28 January 2020 POLITICO - ‘They let him get away with murder’ & Bernie Can't Win by David Frum
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2020.06.29 02:30 DuncnIdahosBandurria Altus Property up 83% on first day of trading (but down 92% from 10am peak) (Monday, June 29)

Happy Monday, Barkada --

The PSE closed up 74 points to 6192 ▲1.2%.

Daily meme

COVID Update

WW: 10075115 PH: 34803 

Top 3 MB indices:

 Telco ▲4.56% #COVID-19 ▲1.16% D30 Targets ▲0.63% 

Bottom 3 MB indices:

 MiddleClass ▼1.90% Cement ▼1.47% Fast Food ▼0.89% 

Main stories covered:

  1. Altus Property Ventures opened up 300% on Friday, but that wasn’t even the crazy part… Quick background: So for those who did not follow last week, Altus Proprety Ventures Inc [APVI 18.50 ▲83.17%] had its first day of trading on the PSE on Friday, but it was not a traditional IPO. It entered the market “by way of introduction”, since the company was already widely-held and publicly-traded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robinsons Land &RLC. RLC declared a stock dividend of APVI shares to all RLC shareholders at a APVI 1:52 RLC ratio, and the stock opened for trading Friday morning.
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Ok, so all that happened… but what are we supposed to draw from that? For a brief second, APVI had a market cap of over P22-billion; that’s almost as high as Manila Water [MWC 12.14 ▲0.66%], and is/was higher than D.M. Wenceslao [DMW 6.31 ▼2.92%], Megawide [MWIDE 7.17 ▼1.78%], and ABS-CBN [ABS 15.28 ▲0.26%]. That is/was higher than Phoenix Petroleum [PNX 11.30 ▼1.40%] and Chelsea Logistics [C 3.72 ▲1.92%]… combined. That kind of action can’t be for the present, because literally APVI only owns one property. It’s probably wildly speculative, based on the representations made by RLC last year about APVI, that APVI “shall serve as a vehicle for future real estate ventures”, and one of those ventures “may include the formation of a REIT.”
  1. COL Financial [C 3.72 ▲1.92%]OL Q1 profit down 55% y/y… the company, calling itself a “full-service online brokerage”, made only P81m in profit in Q1/20, after making P180m in Q1/19. COL blames the weak performance of the PSE for its sharp drop in profit, pointing to a 16.7% reduction in the average daily value turnover of the PSE to P6.7-billion. COL reported that customer accounts increased 13%, from 303k to 342k, but that customer net equity (the total value of customer accounts) dropped 27% from P78-billion to P56-billion. That means the average COL user in Q1/19 had P225,636 his/her account, but only P165,057 in Q1/20. That’s a huge drop. Also, random side note, but why is COL’s earnings report PDF titled “TOYO CONSTRUCTION CORP. LTD.”...? That’s odd.
MB: If you weren’t familiar with brokers, you’d probably just assume that COL’s massive drop in profit was due to lower commissions on fewer trades in what has been a pretty punishing quarter for traders. But you may be surprised to learn that COL made nearly as much on interest that it earned depositing client funds (48% of total revenues) as it made on commissions (51% of total revenues) in Q1/2019. So, in Q1/2020, while commission revenue was down 32%, and that hurt, what really hurt was that interest revenue was down 50%. You might be asking, if the average user’s account value dropped 27%, how did COL’s interest revenue dive more than 50%? Great question! COL mentioned that its average yield on cash placements (that’s the way it makes money off our deposits) fell by 300 basis points y/y. In a world of low interest rates, the “depositing other people’s money for interest” game just doesn’t pay as much as it used to.
  1. Axelum Resources [AXLM 2.65 ▲2.32%] Q1 profit down 47% y/y… the company, a coconut water and coconut product manufacturer, made P121m in profit in Q1/20, but that was way down from the P226m that it made in Q1/19. AXLM notes that 2019 was its most profitable year in history, and blames the Q1/2020 drop (of course) on COVID and the disruptions caused by the movement restrictions and the economic slowdowns around the world.
MB: The press release did not dive into the particulars, but to me it’s a little rich to lay the blame for a 50% drop in profit on COVID, considering from a domestic perspective that it would have only affected only 2 of the 13 weeks in Q1. Without more data, it’s hard for me to see how things would have been going swimmingly, then fallen off a cliff in the back 9 of March. Now, my tune would change drastically if, in the full quarterly earnings report, AXLM was able to point to economic activity loss in some of its worldwide markets that might have started in mid-Feb or early March… but we will have to see. Not a great quarter from the PSE youngster, but, not a bad quarter to drop a turd like that (all things considered).

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2020.06.28 14:30 FettuccineAlfredooo Ranking The Seasons

So I’ve seen the Office 5 times all the way through, you know your average Office fan, and I think I’ve watched enough to rank all the seasons. Buckle up cause this is a long list. Sorry if my thoughts are all over the place here. Lemme know your rankings down below cause I’m curious.
9 Season 1
Ah yes the dreaded season 1. I know a lot of people like season 1, I do too. But season 1 is the reason a lot of my friends started and then very quickly stopped watching The Office. There’s literally memes about trying to convince you friends The Office gets better past season 1. The main reason this season is last is cause it’s not really The Office yet. It’s cringey, like the other seasons, but in the other seasons there’s heartwarming moments that at the end of the day no matter what the characters have done you still like them. Like Michael. Michael is just an idiot jerk in this season. Plus the hair. I can’t get over the hair. What even happened to Steve Carell’s hair in between seasons lol. Plus the episodes themselves aren’t great either, with the exceptions of Diversity Day and Basketball. But still enjoyable TV.
8 Season 8
So many people hate season 8. And for a reason. It’s definitely nowhere near peak Office. I think season 8 is just a smidge better than season 1. It benefits from already established characters and f it, Robert California was great. The writing just isn’t that good in this season though. Obviously they were still figuring out life without Michael. But Andy wasn’t the best manager, the believability factor was down, it wasn’t as funny, and there were some really bad moments. Poor Andy. Look at how they massacred my boy. I don’t hate Nellie like everyone else cause she redeemed herself in season 9, but I hate her here. There are some really good episodes though, I loved the Florida episodes, and the middle of the season with Trivia, Christmas Party, etc. was a high point. And my favorite episode from season 8, Pool Party. It’s like Dinner Party 2.0 but replace Michael and Jan with Robert.
7 Season 9
Season 9 was a lot better than season 8 imo. Clark was a nice addition, and they absolutely nailed the last few episodes. Who can watch the finale and not get emotional? There was a great Christmas episode with Dwight Christmas, but then again when are Christmas episodes not great? And am I the only one that loves Here Comes Treble? That episodes a guilty pleasure for me. And there’s Work Bus. That episode is hilarious. I don’t really mind the whole Jam-Pam marriage problem thing. To me it made it more realistic and interesting. Another thing I loved about this season is Dwight and Jim’s relationship evolving, and Dwight and Pam‘s friendship is sweet. Dwight and Angela is also an underrated relationship. Really shows you how much Dwight was carrying the show in a way. But this season isn’t without its negatives. There are a lot. They continue to butcher Andy’s character and make him a loser. Ruining Andy and then setting Erin up with Pete who’s basically a rip off Jim with little to no character (sorry it’s true) might have been my least favorite part of the entire show. I mean they saved Andy’s character a little bit near the end, but cmon. Plus there are some weak season 8 feeling episodes in here. To me this season is the most up and down of the series. But its definitely more enjoyable than season 8.
6 Season 6
Season 6 is a weird one because I honestly loved the first half of the season. Once we reach The Banker everything goes downhill. I like the first half maybe more than most people. For as unbelievable as Mafia was I thought that was hilarious, and when Michael had to go to the shareholder meeting that was priceless. Plus there’s classic episodes like Niagara, Secret Santa, Murder, and the dreaded Scott’s Tots (which I’ve only skipped twice suck on that). Michael dating Pam’s mom was a little weird but not a bad storyline. The second half of the season felt like they were running out of ideas. Well they had ideas, they just weren’t great. Sabre could have been done a little bit better, the Michael-Donna storyline wasn’t all that great, and St. Patrick’s Day and New Leads are kind of boring. Gabe and Jo are nice additions to the show though. Luckily things pick up in season 7.
5 Season 5
This is the last season where they were riding the wave of greatness from the insane run that was seasons 2-5. Idk how they managed to keep it so consistent and so funny for so long. At 28 episodes, season 5 does feel like it has some filler, particularly near the beginning. I wonder if it’s so long to make up for the writer’s strike in season 4. There’s not too much going on besides stuff with Michael and Holly. Things start to pick up in the middle of the season with some solid cringey episodes like The Duel and Prince Paper. Not to mention one of the best episodes of the series in Stress Relief. Then we go on a little Michael love quest with Lecture Circuit and Blood Drive. But the saving grace of this season comes near the end, with the Michael Scott Paper Company episodes. Whoever came up with that idea is a genius. The Michael-Pam-Ryan dynamic is so fun to see. And they end it off in a great way with Broke. Idris Elba was a dislikable character and really not that interesting though. But that’s ok cause he really didn’t have to be. He was set up as kind of an antagonist. Also I love how they show how good of a boss, despite his flaws, Michael really is. His methods somehow work. He creates a fun work environment that people love working in. Yes, they do love working there everyone says so in the finale. Then to close off the season we get Cafe Disco and Company Picnic which are both amazing. You really start to root for Michael and Holly. Overall a very solid season.
4 Season 7
Yes, I love season 7. I think it’s super underrated, so what sue me. No don’t sue me that’s the opposite of the point I was trying to make - Michael. I don’t just love season 7 for the Michael and Holly stuff. Even though it’s great. I think there’s tons of underrated episodes near the beginning like Counseling, The Sting, Christening, Viewing Party, WUPHF, I love all of those. Also Andy’s Play is one of my favorite episodes. Then there’s Classy Christmas which in my opinion is the best Christmas episode. Threat Level Midnight, Michael’s Last Dundies, I could go on. Even without Michael, they manage to end off season 7 really well. And it was fun to finally see Dwight as acting manager, it was exactly how you might think it would be. Plus Michael leaving was simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. The show was pretty much doomed when he left. The only reason this season isn’t as good as season 2 is because the Jim-Pam dynamic isn’t there.
3 Season 2
Season 2 at 3? Yes. That’s not cause it’s not amazing, it’s just how good the other seasons are. This season is what people think of when you mention The Office. Jim and Pam, We’re still discovering that Michael isn’t a horrible boss, Jim pranking Dwight. All classic stuff. Plus it’s super funny. The injury is one of the funniest Office episodes. I can’t tell you how hard I laughed when Michael put down “taking someone to the hospital” on the fill out sheet. There isn’t really an episode that falls below an 8 out of 10. Plus it’s cool to see everyone evolve and really get into character. The best episodes of this season are when something major happens with Jim and Pam like Booze Cruise or Casino Night. Such a great cliffhanger in Casino Night. The show starts to go from decent to great with The Dundies, Office Olympics, and The Fire. The Client is also great. All around super solid.
2 Season 3
Season 3 takes everything from season 2 and makes it better. More solid episodes, it’s more consistent, it’s funnier, it’s more creative. The only complaint I have with season 2 is Jim and Pam’s friendship isn’t really there cause of the transfer, but whatever. The whole different branches dynamic is great and makes the episodes more interesting. Also we get to see Andy before he became the Andy we know throughout most of the show. Karen was a cool character but she was really just a tool to cause friction between Jim and Pam and keep them apart for longer. That’s a big thing in this season is using suspense and tension. Beach Games and The Job are an excellent finale. I could list all the episodes and how much I like them but we’d be here all day. Amazing season.
1 Season 4
And finally the best season and my favorite episodes of TV ever, season 4. The main reason why I think season 4 is the best is cause it’s so consistent. From the beginning with Fun Run, to Night Out, most of the episodes are 10/10. And that stretch of episodes also has Dinner Party, the best episode in the series. A lot of people don’t like season 4 as much as 2 or 3 because they put Jim and Pam together, but to me this season shows how good this show can be even without the tension between Jim and Pam. Plus it’s nice to finally see them dating. Ryan being the boss makes for some incredible moments. That was a great pick for that job by the writers. Michael and Jan’s dysfunctional relationship is gold. We see it bending throughout until it finally snaps in Dinner Party. The 40 minute episodes were a good change of pace and made for a great start to the season. You could point out so many memorable moments. Michael drives his car into an fing lake, they do a 5k for a disease that’s already been cured, Jim and Pam stay at Dwight’s farm overnight. And that’s just in the first four episodes. The only two episodes that I didn’t love came at the end of the season, Did I Stutter and Job Fair. Did I Stutter has some great moments, I just don’t think it lives up to the other episodes. Job Fair is pretty good but there’s kind of a lackluster B plot in the golfing trip and a pretty funny plot with Michael, Oscar, Pam, Daryl, whoever was at the job fair. But it picks back up with a great final episode in Goodbye Toby. This is the episode where Holly is introduced and it’s executed perfectly. It would have been cool to see more episodes in this season but I’m not complaining cause we only got good stuff with the 14 episodes we got. Plus the long episodes kind of made up for it. Let me know your list!
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2020.06.27 20:00 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere INFJ Saturday afternoon post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 08:20 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 08:20 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:43 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:43 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:37 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:35 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:34 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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2020.06.27 07:31 DistinctInfluence 40 [m4f] #sandiego - or anywhere Not your average Friday night post / Happiness is real only when shared

You have found me here:
It’s a weird time in the world. Its weird time in life. Life was coming along swimmingly until C19 hit. I’m not bitching; I’m sharing how it affected me. I was starting to look for a relationship that would likely lean towards something long term.
C19 struck, the world slowed down and I sped up. Mostly as a result of the company I work for. Our growth just like the virus was exponential and continues to be for the time being. I will tell you I am tired.
I am in the high-risk category. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to date or from connecting; but I absolutely need to meet those who still practice caution and arent out partying with masks off and breathing in wonderfully stealthy c19 particles. I have some great articles and on transmission if you are interested (however I feel like I would be preaching to the choir 😊 )
As I was saying, I deeply desire to connect. I imagine dating would look something like hiking, kayaking, or otherwise outside with social distance, masks on. However, I digress, we have not got there yet. Someday I will fly again.
To describe myself I am a deeply caring empathetic giving soul. My love language is quality time and physical touch which both seem to be common. I do find myself constantly looking at the big picture. I am learning how to have better self-care in my life and let me tell you its not easy with all the madness right now. I am an INFJ if you are into the MBTI type indicator.
I am curious by nature and learn people best by asking them questions. I crave adventure and excitement and I seek to avoid conflict; however, I have sort of a take no shit attitude as well. On that note, I swear a lot. I realize for some people that’s a turn off. I am a professional and hold a job where I don’t usually cuss out clients (for the better part of the past 10 years) so I cannot be all that bad. Sometimes however I might try to mix it up by speaking in a plethora accents to customers who don’t know any better. Goody two shoes need not apply. I do appreciate and admire a certain mature presence. As you might have just witnessed, I can quickly leap from one subject to another, however I also love to focus on a DEEP solid conversation. I also love to keep it light and find humor in anything I can.
With the partner I hope to find, I hope we talk more than not, however in the moments when we cannot speak, I can keep you entertained with emojis and some pretty bizarre memes all day in addition to our amazement with each other.
I greatly enjoy travel. Short trips, long trips, hiatus’, & sabbaticals; although I’ve not had the fortune of the later two. I get lost in thought. I daydream quite a bit. At least it seems like that lately. I first seek to understand then seek to be understood. I try to keep that order although I am only human. Sometimes I feel the older I get, the less I know.
I am 5’9 and a dad bod + (without the children [or wife, apparently that’s a thing here I am told]). I have brown eyes, and brown hair. One thing that sucks about getting older as a guy is hair. I still have hair, a full head you could say but it’s not as thick as once was. Currently I am growing a corona beard. My goal is to not shave/trim it until there is a vaccine. One that works and is tried and true. After that…. I’ll be back to my clean shaved and/or 12 o clock shadow. The struggle is real, and I think about cutting it off several times a day!
I love food and am learning to say goodbye to carbs. Moderately at least. Not strict keto, not strict paleo but something along those lines.
I do enjoy being active; but this is where I have been struggling since the madness started earlier this year.
I am spiritual, I believe in science & I also believe in aliens. I am learning not to tolerate closed mindedness in my life. That ones tricky because I have always tried to be accepting of everyone. At this point however, I realize there are some situations and people in life I need to separate myself from; but boo you do you. I enjoy being polite. Greeting a stranger or someone you have known for a period with hey what’s up how are you how was your day is polite; to me it’s a gateway to more depth. Please don’t accuse me of small talk.
I crave laughter although a friend has accused me of being deadpan. For that same reason I hate taking selfies and would much rather friends snap a picture of me without having to pose for a pic. For dating purposes, I have pushed past my dismay of selfies and have a few I am proud of, if that is such a thing.
What I am doing with my life
Mainly currently I work. There is a quote about all work and no play. Please don’t let me dull away, see my luster! It’s a weird time. I have goals. Some of them I’m doing great with. Others I’m failing miserably. I’m a die hard though so I will pine over these successes and failures in my mind endlessly. I desire to travel more. That’s high on my list as is meeting my person or persons (I realize I want my tribe I’m lost somewhere in the desert). I fight with myself daily to get up early and work out. Ill be damned with Isaac Newton’s first law of motion.
Strengths:
Determined
Open Minded
Thinking things through / critical thinking
Fucking off when time permits during the day
A sampling of books/movies/shows/music that have spoke to me:
Harry Potter. Atlas Shrugged. Born to Run. Conversations with God. Trident. Alchemist. Aleph. LOTR.
Into the Wild. Wild. Braveheart. K-Pax. Contact. Proximity. 1917. Joker. Drag me to hell.
GOT, OITNB, Naked and Afraid, SpaceForce, Better Call Saul, Curb your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, True Blood. Homeland
Led Zeppelin. Aerosmith. Pink Floyd. Miles Davis. Hawaiian tunes. Gangster rap. 80/90s Much much more.
Somethings crucial to my life:
Wanderlust/passport
Sense of adventure
Love of the ocean
Cats
Phone (regretfully so!)
Motorcycle
Photography-go pro / google photos/ camera / videos
Abundance of Nature (god damn I’m seriously lacking right now!)
Self-expression
Understanding
Curiosity
Other humans
Food
Family
Exercise
Paddling
Hiking
Music
I think a lot about:
The world at large. Space. Aliens. Water. The opposite sex. Music. When will the fucking vaccine come out so I can cut off my god damn beard? Fire. If I will ever try mushrooms or not. Achieving my goals. The golden rule. Going on a motorcycle trip with my gypsy hippie queen camping along the way eating great food and having magnificent fires. Winning the lottery. How to turn my big ideas into reality.
You should message me if:
You are looking for something deeply wholeheartedly real. You are innately happy. You can listen to my prospective and you express yours as I listen. You have counter perspective. Someone who is an observer and a thinker and truly thinks 100 steps ahead. Lover of health, fitness, nutrition, the great outdoors and travel. Psychology, Philosophy, Ontology discussions are what I crave. Also, we have to laugh our assess off. That might be most important. You are a passionate person. You don’t subscribe to the term normal or abnormal for that matter. You live by the golden rule. Very importantly you are open and willing to communicate within a relationship. You might be a social introvert or quiet extrovert. Chemistry is important and will be determined in time.
Regarding who I am looking for:
Someone who does not want children. If you have children cool, but at 40; I am not at all interested in having children. Please be 24-42. Attracting being what attraction is, I hope we exchange photos relatively quickly to see if mutual interest exists. I am told I am handsome and frequently receive “is that really your picture” when sent. Please be you and don’t worry about the angles. Not religious. Spiritual is ok (preferred even); but I cannot deal with hard-liner non-compromising religious people who think they have proof in their religion or know 100% their religion is the one true religion. I would greatly like someone who does not have issues drinking/drugging. Have a handle on your shit. I like people who can enjoy themselves with out having to have a chemical enhancement. I reside in SoCal and I love it here. I’m not sure I will be here forever, but for the time being, and for the foreseeable future it is where I wish to remain. As long as this is; I am generally a man of few words. My words are thoughtful and carry depth short as they may be. This entire post is all but a glimpse into the very outer edge of my soul.
I am here to find my co-pilot I cannot wait to craft majia with you
~ I spent half my life searching, following the breadcrumbs of some mysterious light, but it was always calling me, beckoning me ever closer to its fire. Every brief moment we connect, I walk away with more questions and a greater obsession with finding it again, holding onto it for longer and becoming more congruent with each photon in the boundless light of truth. ~
Why are we doing exactly what we are doing at this exact location in space?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBlmpqh8T0&feature=youtu.be
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