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2023.06.01 10:33 pajamaboy55 bw film developing issue with horizontal lines.

I have used ilford id-11 stock. This is the first roll after mixing the solution.
The next rolls are fine.

all frame shows horizontal lines.

Anyone who can explain the issue?
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2023.06.01 10:11 lil-witchbitch Mint offering Love it or Hate it

So I need everyone’s opinions, I’ve seen a few say that Kore is fine with or likes mint, I’ve seen to never give her mint because of minthe. Has anyone given her mint? I’ve observed this subreddit for a while and today everything lined up with a lot of coincidences where I was like okay yep gotta finally make my altar and I would hate to start off on the wrong foot by giving her mint only for her to want it to combust😂😂 any and all opinions are greatly appreciated! Blessed day to all😁
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2023.06.01 10:05 anti-jannie-jannie Weekly Overlord Whiner

title is clickbait.
this is less of a whiny copypasta (but you can use it as such if it does become stupid) and more of an attempt at walking through my experiences and hoping to keep an open mind about whether or not continuing the series would be worth it.

Warning: my writing tends to be more or less an incoherent mess as I jump around and write what I think of off the top of my head.

I read the manga up to the current chapter and at the end was left in a pretty negative vibe and hesitant on whether i'd enjoy the rest of the anime and LN if I invested time into it.

I was browsing youtube and the scene with Zanac discussion and beheading came up. I tend to care less about major plot points getting spoiled and will usually read through summaries of things in advance. I value twists/big plot points less than how well they are executed. Interesting enough so I decided to read the manga. I chose manga over anime/LN because 20 minutes per episode usually doesnt slot well and LN requires more mental imagination of things.

The Manga:
Gonna break down my reactions based on first time reading them

The Undead King Arc

Yup pretty chill intro, we get to see some of the basic things going down w Momonga, e.g. friendship, his relation to the guardians, his [guild's] cool crib, his overpowered abilities. Off to a start with Momonga helping the village and giving free items.
Nice villain premise seems solid
Guardians deciding to go for world domination interesting.
My expectations for the story based on this arc: "Ainz will become the anti hero who fights evil with killing so at least it isnt shit ass talk no jutsu I guess"

The Dark Warrior Arc

Momonga does some basic isekai/adventurer shit. Seems legit I guess.
First taste of good guys dying brutally. Corpses get defiled not cool.
My expectations for the story based on this arc is same as above really, good guy who isnt above killing.

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc

Ainz realizes there are people with power. Possible challenge? Ainz might have to exert some effort?
My expectations for story are same as above + seek revenge on the strong NPCs motivation, gonna fight a lot of mini enemies before reaching top of organization.

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

I skim/read really fast but yeah the "Biped Sheep" went over my head as much as it did Ainz's. Honestly the giveaway should've been the lack of wool mentions and just directly talking about skin w/o stuff like meat or innards since it would make sense to make use of all parts of a sheep.
Lizardmen sex haha funny.
First taste of real evil brutality and it was underwhelming tbh.
At this point I kinda expected at least Zaryushu to be revived and Crusch to survive because they had baby making. yeah just based on that. honestly i believe baby making > actual children in terms of plot armor.
Interesting/funny how Demiurge and Albedo guide Ainz's reasoning unintentionally.

Overall, nice of Ainz to let Cocytus step up, sorta gives the parent teaching kid vibe.
Cocytus choosing to spare the Lizardmen of his own volition, showing that the guardians can act independently of Ainz and have their own personalities. I understood Cocytus's choice was out of honor rather than mercy.

My expectations for the story based on this arc is will Demiurge notice that Ainz isnt really the super mega genius brain he is and manipulate Ainz into pushing his own goals (or just Nazarick's goals). Alternatively Demiurge instead of intentionally manipulating, simply subconsciously manipulates.

The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Meeting the other guys.
Sebas being a good person baited me into thinking that Nazarick would really be nice guys after all. After finishing the manga I feel like Ainz's compassion for the sister thing was too much of an asspull. In order to justify keeping that girl alive they had to make her related. Because otherwise there was no way Ainz would've had any reason to keep her alive. It doesnt seem like she appears later so she more so functions as a bait to keep the reader thinking that they're really good people after all (in the manga).
Demiurge being Demiurge I guess, absolute murder happy feller.
My expectations for the story based on this arc is above + will the guardians become nicer + Ainz will continue pushing a hero persona while instigating the villainy himself. Evil yes but it'd be interesting to watch him be a fake good guy.

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

He said they would die so I expected them to die. They died.
I honestly put 0 value into anime waifus. None whatsoever. Arche sad backstory? Yeah cool but I already knew she wouldn't be an exception so she died. The End.
Honestly? I got the kick out of watching the guardians exert their skills or personality to handle intruders.
The only slight nagging I had at the back of my brain was "Is Momonga going to do anything (is Ainz going to let them go to keep Momonga's identity intact)". I honestly dont know what was up with this line of reasoning but it was still sorta "Ainz is still technically good" copium. Turns out I didnt need to worry about Momonga identity at all because it gets buried and nobody ever really thinks about or brings it up again since he decides to go into Sorcerer King mode.
My expectations for the story based on this arc: "Ainz will kill people to 'protect' Nazarin from shit like looters/adventurers who dare trespass"

The Two Leaders Arc

Woah check out the side characters. Remember these guys Ainz helped? They're doing normal stuff and just trying to chill but get jumped by monsters!
Ainz decides to kill some more high end monsters! yippee!
My expectations for the story based on this arc same as before

The Magic Caster of Destruction Arc

bro killed 70k real people just to summon some murder monsters to kill even more. yeah honestly, what's the point i cant fuck with this anymore.
even though I didnt expect anyone to survive its still not a fun thing to just watch everyone get murdered.
My expectations for the story based on this arc: "Ainz will just kill almost everyone i guess and then enslave the rest"

After hitting the chapter 76 (last chapter I could find), I just felt subdued disappointment.
I dosed partial copium in two aspects
  1. It's still a "game". Yes I know its another world but there are constant reminders that everyone else is an NPC, MC is looking for players, etc etc. The New World might as well still be the video game and MC is killing everyone simply because they aren't real people.
  2. Undead = less morality. I would say the isekai shifted his personality though we dont see much of it in the manga. There's no way this guy would've passed any sort of mental health test. Then again its a dystopian future so they might not even have enough funds for mental health check.
Yeah I definitely did the seething and coping but I just decided that eh whatever it just isn't worth pushing manga/LN for if this is the series going forward. It felt like a shift from the first two arcs for sure.
Copying the names for the arcs it turns out the part where Ainz announces his utopia thing is right after it, which might've changed my mind on continuing the manga.

Then I went on reddit

Browsing the Hot Posts

some good memes, not too much to talk about tbh

Searching for "evil"

Seeing some diverse opinions that were all pretty well received
"He is evil"
"He is just benefitting Nazarick at the expense of everyone else"
"He is justice/based"
I get last ones a meme and I'm honestly with number 2/3 combined ones where they acknowledge from a general moral compass perspective it is evil but his intentions are to further Nazarick.

Searching for "redo"

I'll admit, this was just kinda copium trying to find hypocrisy where there is none. I barely touched redo, looked at a few chapters, its just hentai with adventurer element trying to do a story. Still came up in my mind since I wanted to compare the "blatantly villain guys"
Specifically wanted to see the subset of fans that dunk on redo for rape specifically (rather than shitty story/hentai) and mentally calling them out for being okay with genocide but not rape.
I did see someone who mentioned how certain animes trigger them because of violence/sexual violence but Overlord is fine since its from Ainz's perspective but that's honestly acceptable and isnt a real good indicator of hypocrisy since PTSD can manifest differently.

Searching for "tanya"

I actually never read tanya but I already mentally had a dislike of the thing because of the "child hitler" thing. Yes yes imperial germany but the whole child conducting war crimes premise was not a great hook for me.
Turns out overlord and tanya are homies and thats just great i guess. Mass murderers rise up.

Searching for "arche"

Yup I agree with the common sentiment "Arche simps are cringe. Backstory =/= survivable". Gonna pat myself on the back for being so uncringe.

Searching for "arche sisters"

On this I regained strong feelings.
I would've been completely fine if it was "le salt mines". I would've been fine if they died in an orphanage fire. I would've been fine if Ainz just teleported, time stopped and killed them w one touch insta kill.
But really...
as forgone as it was in terms of dark world + no other forms of child labor, I cant for the life of me imagine 5 year old children in that kinda situation ever and people casually joking about it. Given the non zero amount of fans who joke about it and the non zero amount of fans who enjoy the Overlord genocides there is definitely a non zero number of fans who got off on that. I would also argue there's definitely a difference between 5 and 10. Specifically, school starting at 6 years old (in modern societies technically). If the author chose 10, maybe less fucked up idk since they'd have awareness. Man could've chosen 1 year old and had the parents sell their baby children and it wouldn't have been that fucked up.
Idk how new fans would process this information while being called degenerates for simping Arche by the same people who joke about this.
I guess I'll keep snorting the "they died mercifully" copium instead of the alternative.

Overall reasons for disliking
  1. Manga format.Honestly I should've read the LN because the manga is both behind anime and still kinda graphic in presentation. Also cuts some details compared to the LN format. LN allows the reader to tone up/down their mental images and allows some readers to just read w/o imagining at all.
  2. Switches up goals/personalities way too quickA lot of the early stuff feels like isekai bait. Switches from hero to world domination really fast. Momonga personality dropped and gone. Idk how much smoother the transition is in the LN compared to the manga
  3. Arche's sisters too fucked up
  4. Horny/sexualization too much.Straw that broke the camel's back for me. Honestly the whole dark humor story didn't need horny tacked on. It feels grossly out of place to read Albedo thirsting over Ainz and then Ainz murdering everyone. If I'm being honest I've never enjoyed horny in manga where story isnt about horny.Curious how Albedo's body pillow never got brought up after he murdered all the trespassers... edit: taking this even further, i think the idea of best girls in this is silly. Ainz has 0 sex drive or romantic motivation and shipping any of the characters to Ainz seems futile. well shippers gonna ship I guess.

Everything aside, I've never really gotten into Isekai at all.
I've guilty pleasured some power of friendship stuff like MHA but that's never been my bread and butter.
Honestly might've moved past shonen as a whole.

Two of my favorite mangas are Moriarty the Patriot (anti-hero, alternative history of Moriarty but from a sympathetic perspective. Commits murder for a goal, willing to sacrifice self to better country) and Ya Boy Kongming (Alternative version of famous chinese strategist Kongming, uses his military strategies to help singer succeed in market)

Maybe the real issue is that I dont like isekai. I'd love to hear any armchair psychologist thoughts you guys might have and some refutations to any shit points I made.
I'm willing to give LN another shot but I want to hear some rebuttals or agree/disagree on opinions stated

overlord kills way too many people that i wish he'd just instant kill 80% and just slave the rest, no point in getting interested in characters outside of nazarick because they'll just get dumpstered.
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2023.06.01 09:48 SquibblesMcGoo [Eurovision] The Dark Horse, the Powerhouse and the Great Nordic War of 2023 (Or When the Winner of a Song Competition Made the Audience Revolt)

Ah, Eurovision season. The time of hype, music, unity – and a shit ton of drama. This year’s winner is maybe one of the most controversial we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something considering we've had broadcasters straight up end a broadcast because they didn't like the winner (don't ask).
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the basics:

What is Eurovision?

Eurovision (or ESC) is an annual song contest originating from Europe, organized the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). It’s been held without fail since 1951 aside from 2020, when it was cancelled for truly mysterious reasons. (COVID, guys, it was COVID). Originally incorporating only European countries, the contest has grown in its scope since its early days, nowadays having almost 40 countries participating (including some decisively non-European countries like Israel and Australia) and reaching a viewership of 150+ million, making it measure up to live events the likes of Super Bowl.
The concept of the competition is simple: each country sends one original song to compete. Aside from the biggest sponsors of the contest (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France) and the winner of the previous year (Ukraine in ESC 2023) each entry participates in a semi-final, from which 20 countries are selected to advance to the final via voting. The winner of the competition is the act that gets the most votes in the final, who then gets the right to host next year’s contest and enjoy the tourism money. This year, UK took over the hosting duties from Ukraine for reasons (the war, guys, it was the war).
The voting system is important to understand for context: each country gives two sets of points, both equal in value and weight. Points are given to the top 10 entries, 10th getting 1 point, 9th two points and so on. Third place gets 8 points, second place gets 10 points and first place gets 12 points to make the top two positions more valuable. The two sets of votes come from professional juries and the televote. Countries can’t vote for their own entry, naturally.
Juries are 4-5 member teams consisting of music professionals (artists, producers, managers, vocal coaches, music reporters, radio DJs, choreographers etc.) who appraise each entry based on the following criteria:
Televotes are collected by having viewers vote via the official Eurovision app, or by calling/texting. A person/device can give a maximum of 20 votes and each vote costs money, the amount depending on each individual country, but it usually hovers somewhere around 1€/vote. Yes, I blew 20€ on the grand final. Yes, I blew another 20€ on the semifinal I was allowed to vote in (there are two semifinals and you can only vote in the semi your country’s in).
This year's Grand Final was held on May 13, but things start happening way before that. Each Eurovision season typically starts with countries selecting their representatives. Some use internal selection (as in, broadcasters decide who goes all by themselves) but most host national finals, competitions where the winner is granted the golden ticket to Eurovision. These national finals are keenly followed by eurofans (passionate fans of Eurovision).

Ready Player One: UMK 2023 and the Launch of the Dark Horse

In January 2023, UMK, the Finnish national final for Eurovision, started revealing its finalists. Seven finalists were announced, and their songs were released one by one on a once-a-day schedule. Finland’s journey in Eurovision has historically been poor, having only managed to secure one win (granted, there are many who have never won) and often finishing on the back end of the results.
Since 2020, however, UMK went under new management and did what was pretty much a 180: in a few years, it became one of the highest quality national finals around, and because of that, many eyes were on Finland when UMK started. The overall quality of songs in 2023 was very good, but one emerged as a clear frontrunner.
Käärijä, a Finnish rapper who was virtually unknown even in his home country, entered the competition, as the kids say, guns ablaze and mad as hell. His song Cha Cha Cha, a rap/metal/techno fusion song that does a complete tonal and genre shift halfway through, immediately became the fan favourite to win. When the time came, Käärijä absolutely landslided the national final, getting more points than the three runners up put together.
Hopeful buzz started amongst the eurofans; would this finally be Finland’s time after seventeen years (Finland’s last and only win was in 2006)? Finland is by means not the most beloved country in Eurovision, but many see it as an underdog that’s finally catching up to speed. Many wanted it to do well. Some were cautiously optimistic.
That was, until Sweden entered the competition, as the kids say, guns ablaze and mad as hell.

Ready Player Two: Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Awakening of the Sleeping Giant

Sweden, by all possible metrics, is one of, if not THE most successful country in Eurovision history. Before 2023, they’ve raked in a massive six wins (second only to Ireland who has seven), two of which during the last 11 years alone and the last one as recently as 2015. Additionally, on years they don’t win, they place in the top 10 almost without fail. They have only failed to qualify from the semifinals once, and it was largely seen as a national disgrace.
Sweden takes Eurovision VERY seriously, and it shows in their results. Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s national selection, started gathering curious eyes even before it started, because rumours were murmuring of someone very remarkable returning on stage. These rumours turned out to be true.
It’s hard to overstate how iconic Loreen is to the Eurovision community. She won the competition back in 2012, with a song that’s widely regarded as the best winning song of all time. She’s beloved and for a good reason. Known as a passionate, skilful vocalist and a world-class performer, the moment her participation was confirmed, many considered Melodifestivalen 2023 a done deal.
It must be mentioned that Loreen did attempt to return to Eurovision once between her win in 2012 and entry in 2023, but failed to win Melodifestivalen. However, this year’s entry was not here to play. She entered with Tattoo, a pop epic crafted by some of the best songwriters Sweden has to offer, with a staging so impeccable it could pass for a music video.
Critics and audience alike were raving. She was back, more powerful than ever. Expectedly, she won Melodifestivalen and earned her place in the line-up of 2023. In the community, the buzz was immediate, but not all of it was positive.

Sweden and Eurovision: A Turbulent Relationship

I think it’s fair to say that Sweden is, for the lack of a better term, suffering from success. Lately, there has been a somewhat anti-Sweden mentality brewing in the community, stemming from a few key criticisms Sweden regularly gets
This has led to things souring between Sweden and eurofans. To sum it up concisely: many eurofans feel like Sweden never takes risks, sends ungenuine lab-crafted jury baits and is always rewarded for it no matter what the viewers do because the juries always have Sweden's back. There's a lot of intricacies that go into this and there's nuance to this criticism, but for the sake of keeping things concise, I won't go into them now, all you need to know is that this is something that's going on.

“I love Loreen, but…”

Because of this sentiment, while Loreen undoubtedly had her fans, a sizeable section of the fandom started being critical of her. People started negging. Her song was called generic and soulless, the fact it was written by a huge group of the “regulars” in Melodifestivalen was brought up. People said it was too similar to her 2012 winning song, a 2.0 or carbon copy if you will.
As soon as Loreen was announced as the Swedish representative, the competition took on a narrative of its own. It was widely seen as a race between Finland and Sweden. While Loreen definitely had her fans, the overall mentality was leaning more towards Käärijä. He was seen as the underdog from the country that has a winning chance once every 20 years, if that, going up against the Eurovision powerhouse Sweden who wins so often the fandom is getting tired of it.
That’s not to say no other entries were ever in the talks: Spain’s artsy fusion flamenco song was seen as a potential jury darling. France’s sassy chanson was seen as a potential sleeper hit. Norway’s TikTok viral Viking techno banger was seen as a potential televote magnet. Ukraine was still a big unknown given that the previous year, they had received the largest televote tally in the history of the competition and many thought sympathy votes would keep pouring in this year as well. And then there’s whatever the fuck Croatia was doing (okay, they never had a chance of winning, I just wanted any excuse to subjugate people to this chaos).
But the overall sentiment was heavily leaning towards this being a neighbour war between Finland and Sweden. As the press and pre-parties (fan arranged concerts where artists are invited to perform to get their first interactions with the fandom) started, eyes were undeniably on Loreen and Käärijä.
During his Eurovision journey, Käärijä became somewhat of a crowd darling and went moderately viral on TikTok. A little guy with a bowl cut and a thick accent who had quickly gotten the reputation of being both funny and extremely friendly, coming to the competition with an out of the box and blatantly flamboyant genre fusion banger, walking around in a green bolero with no shirt. It's hard not to feel endeared. (Not that Loreen was unfriendly or anything, she’s perfectly nice by all accounts, but her off-stage personality wasn’t as much of a focal point as it was for Käärijä who became so beloved he was locked in as an icon even before the competition began).
Finns, they, well… Rallied behind Käärijä like crazy. Their government officials sent tweets wishing him good luck. The state owned railway company dressed its statues as Käärijä. The Helsinki tram got a Käärijä makeover. Cha Cha Cha topped the Finnish charts for ages (and still does AFAIK). The Finnish press was going gaga, broadcasting how only Loreen stood in the way of Käärijä’s victory.

“Just Ignore Everyone”: The Main Event That Undeniably Shaved a Few Years Off Of Graham Norton’s Life Span

The main event came about at the Liverpool Arena. As expected, both Sweden and Finland qualified for the final (later revealed to have come second and first, respectively). As the grand final came about, what was supposed to be a fun event (ironically carrying the slogan “United by Music”) turned into a rather tense occasion. Sweden performed 9th whereas Finland performed 13th. Both of their performances went largely well.
During Finland’s performance, the crowd went so crazy some commentators even said the whole building was shaking. People shouted Cha Cha Cha at the top of their lungs. The audience was on his side. Not that Loreen’s performance was poorly received either, she clearly had a lot of friends at the arena, but Finland got the audience by the balls.
After all of the 26 acts were done performing, the time for vote announcements came. The structure of vote announcements goes as follows: first, each country gives their jury points one by one, their spokesperson saying out loud the country that got 12 points, the highest one possible. After that, the total televote points given by all countries are given to each act one by one starting from the country currently at the last position.
Very soon, it became obvious that the juries had taken an immense liking to Tattoo.
Loreen got 12 points after 12 points, and the atmosphere at the arena shifted. The audience got more and more agitated with each 12 points Sweden received, and cheered very loudly whenever Käärijä (who was expected to do significantly worse with the juries thanks to non-mainstream genre and his lesser singing abilities due to being a rapper first and foremost) got any points. It got to a point where they responded to Sweden getting 12 points by chanting Cha Cha Cha.
The hosts (Graham Norton and Hannah Waddingham) were getting visibly uncomfortable and had to calm the crowd more than once. Hannah Waddingham eventually gave the exasperated yet iconic one-liner “just ignore everyone” when the chanting wouldn’t calm down. In the end, Sweden was comfortably in 1st place, having raked in a massive and historic 340 points, almost double that of the runner up Israel (who got 177 jury points). Finland ranked 4th with the juries with a total tally of 150, nearly 200 points behind Loreen.
Once the time for televotes came, everyone’s eyes were on Finland. Käärijä was expected to do well, but no one could quite gauge how well he’d do. Turns out, very well. He raked in a massive 376 televote points, getting the full marks from 18/37 countries and not placing lower than 5th with any country. To put it in perspective, this is the 2nd highest televote score ever (by percentage of available points), the highest being Ukraine from the year prior, and the circumstances were quite unprecedented.
By then, it was obvious the two-horse race had become true. Loreen would need 189 points (roughly the 3th-4th place in televotes) to secure her win, a tally that wasn’t a walk in the park, but was very doable with her popularity.
The following sequence is still very bizarre to me. Loreen’s points were announced. She got 243 points, making her the televote runner up. Which in turn meant Käärijä had lost to her by about 50 points despite outdoing her televote score by 133 points. As the winner was announced, Käärijä buried his head in his hands, clearly devastated. Loreen was immediately guided back on stage for her winner’s reprisal.
Footage from backstage shows many contestants beelining for Käärijä to comfort him. They’re seen hugging him, chanting Cha Cha Cha like he’s the actual winner and trying to cheer him up. All the while, Käärijä himself was obviously heartbroken. The crowd wasn’t happy, to a point where when Loreen accepted the trophy, she asked if anyone even wants her to perform again.
While Loreen’s fans were ecstatic to see her win and perform again, a portion of the audience reportedly walked out, disappointed. That was the end of the main competition. Sweden had won its 7th Eurovision trophy, catching up to Ireland for most wins ever. Loreen had become the second person (and first woman) in history to win twice.
The fandom, while disappointed, quickly got over themselves and accepted the outcome- yeah no one’s buying this lmfao. The dust was up in the air and wouldn’t settle for a good while.

Let the Shit Slinging Begin: Conspiracy Theories, Petitions and the Media Fight

The outcome received immediate backlash. Loreen’s winning performance and grand final performance were mass downvoted on YouTube. Loreen’s victory post on Eurovision currently has 0 upvotes and over 6500 comments. Social media posts by Eurovision about Loreen were spammed by people proclaiming Käärijä was the real winner. Some contestants (namely Slovenia, Estonia and Serbia) outright said Käärijä was their winner. Finland’s grand final performance views also surpassed that of Sweden’s.
There was a lot of shit slinging. Conspiracies started rearing their heads. Some were convinced Sweden had rigged the jury in order to host Eurovision on the 50th anniversary of ABBA’s victory (yes, ABBA is Swedish, yes, they won Eurovision with Waterloo, no there’s no proof of this conspiracy). A petition was started to remove the juries and it reached 60 000 signatures in two days. Loreen was accused of plagiarizing at least two different songs (not that I personally think the accusations have any merit, the melody line is just incredibly common). The Norwegian delegation outright said the juries should be overhauled (Norway got screwed over massively by the juries, being placed 17th, only to be pulled to the 5th overall position by the televote).
When detailed televote results came out, it turned out Sweden had not placed 1st in a single country. It also had less 2nd places than Finland, and its average position was 5th (which coincidentally was the lowest score Käärijä got in any country). People were pissed. Some proclaimed spending money on voting is a waste of time if the 2nd highest televote score in history isn’t enough to win because a group of 200 or so people said so.
People started going through the jury credentials, soon discovering that they were overwhelmingly pop professionals (55% to be exact) while rock pros were nowhere to be seen (they made up 3.8% of the jury to be exact). To be fair, people weren’t only pissed for Finland, they were pissed for other entries that seemingly ticked all the boxes for the juries just to get a minimal result because Sweden vacuumed all the points like it was time for spring cleaning. (I feel like I must mention that a lot of televote magnet entries also flopped hard because Finland suckled up most of the televote points leaving the rest to fight for scraps.)
With the televote results also came a peculiar detail that kicked the drama between Sweden and Finland to a whole new sphere. Turns out, every country gave Sweden televote points, except one. Yep, you guessed it. Finland blanked Sweden, while Sweden’s televote gave Finland the full 12 points. (Finnish and Swedish juries gave each other 12 points.)
This was seen as unsportsmanlike and the Swedish media latched onto it. Think pieces started coming out. One infamous Swedish Eurovision podcast episode hosted by a Swedish newspaper consisted mostly of ranting about how Finland is a "country of idiots", how it's impossible Finns could genuinely have thought 10 other songs were better than Tattoo and how it was a testament to their lack of taste that they voted for Germany and not Sweden (Germany came in last, Finland was one of the only countries to give them points. Germany sent a metal entry so I’m not sure why this was a surprise, Finns LOVE metal).
Swedish newspapers also widely reported that the Finnish Eurovision commentator had told Finns not to vote for Sweden, furthermore adding fuel to the fire. This seems to mostly be lost in translation/a cultural miscommunication, the commentator in question read a joke out loud from the stream chat that essentially said “you’re allowed to vote tactically but not for your own country”, joking about the general elections held in Finland just months prior, where a lot of people voted tactically for the largest left-wing party to prevent the large right-wing party from taking over. It didn’t work but "vote tactically" became a nation wide meme. Said commentator also simultaneously came under fire by Finns for stanning Loreen too much during his commentary. Man just can't win lmao
One Swedish newspaper article evoked strong backlash in Finland by referring to Finland as “östra rikshalvan” (“Eastern part of the Kingdom”, roughly translated) which was the term used for Finland when it still belonged to Sweden. Many Finns saw it as colonialist and like Sweden was implying they were entitled to their former vassal using their money to give them points. However, it’s difficult to deny this lack of points likely was tactical from Finland, given how they’ve given Sweden points every other year except this one. The Finnish media also did broadcast heavily that Loreen's win depends on the amount of televotes she gets compared to Käärijä, so it's not far-fetched at all that Finns were aware of it and voted for something else.
Finnish press wasn’t silent either. A widely publicized clip from a gossip radio show hosted by the teen targeted state-owned radio station Yle X3M heavily criticized Loreen’s entry, calling it “shit” and making a tasteless joke implying Loreen was on drugs the whole night thanks to her somewhat ethereal demeanour. One of the hosts also seemed convinced the results were rigged. Newspapers also eagerly reported about the plagiarism allegations against Tattoo, even if they never went as far as suggesting there’s any merit to them.
Perhaps the saddest part of this is the contestants themselves. Loreen and Käärijä both have consistently praised each other. They reportedly get along great and there are numerous clips of them hugging, laughing and joking around. Despite taking the loss heavily, Käärijä congratulated Loreen and emphasized he loves her and wishes her all the best from the very first interview he gave after his loss. (He did however say he feels like the jury system might need a reform.) Likewise, Loreen said in an interview that she wasn’t bothered by the crowd chanting Cha Cha Cha because she thinks Käärijä is awesome and authentic.
They’re still in contact and are planning to meet up for coffee when Loreen’s next in Helsinki. The abuse Loreen herself received reached downright disgusting proportions, crossing from general trashing to misogynistic and even racist territory (because of her Moroccan heritage). It got to a point where Käärijä had to address it on Finnish morning TV, emphasizing that the results are not her fault and that he feels horrible for her when people insult her because he knows her and knows she’s a lovely person. By all accounts, there’s no bad blood between them (or any contestants for that matter, this year was remarkably cordial).
So, where are we now? People have mostly calmed down (mostly) and accepted the results. Many still push for a jury reform, demanding larger juries with more diversity and knowledge of non-mainstream genres, a shift to a 60/40 voting split in favour of the televote, and many other things too numerous to list here. EBU has not addressed the controversy in any shape or form (and they likely won't), and we’ll likely have to wait until next year to find out if the jury system will be overhauled. Loreen and Käärijä fans are still bickering amongst each other but the general public seems to have moved on.
Here’s to hoping Käärijä’s invited to perform at Eurovision 2024 as an interval act and regardless of jury reform (or lack thereof) people can bury this hatched and Nordic unity can blossom once again
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2023.06.01 09:41 raspberrypi023 I don't understand my sensory issues very well, and at this point I'm not sure how to do that.

I'll start at what brought me down this line of thought: I went to a concert. Overall, I enjoyed the concert and it was really fun even if my everything hurt afterwards. But the night of the concert, I listened back to the videos I had taken during the concert and they sounded so, so much different than I remembered. I thought the videos would be borderline unlistenable because the speakers were so loud, but they sounded fine-- the singer was far more audible than he was in-person. I know that loud noises aren't really my thing, but I don't really know what to do about it, or if it's severe enough to categorize as a sensory issue. Most of that is because I don't really like earplugs or headphones that much? I use Loops, so I can hear voices through them quite well, but they sound weird because the balance from the rest of the world around me is so different that I don't like wearing them during conversations, even if the environment around me is loud enough to make me sorta detach to get away from it. I don't like wearing headphones because I don't like dead silence, and I usually can't hear when someone's calling for me. Right now, my solution is to listen to music or podcasts in high-sensory environments (grocery store, school, etc), but that doesn't work for things like concerts and dances where the music doesn't drown it out and/or the entire point is to listen. But I feel like the fact that I use noise to cope with different noise is somehow the wrong approach and that must mean I don't have sensory issues, I guess? I don't know.
The other thing is that with all my senses, I need at least some of it for some reason? Like I'm not a huge fan of being able to feel everything going on around me, but I find it harder to navigate in things like platforms because even though they remove all the bad feelings of walking, I can no longer feel the ground so I end up rolling my ankles a lot. It's like if I said I didn't like bright lights so I blindfolded myself instead of wearing sunglasses. It's kinda like that for everything basically, I try to take away the bad sensory and end up taking away the good/helpful sensory too and then Everything is worse than when I started.
TL;DR - I feel like I don't have bad sensory issues because most accommodations take away the bad sensory and the good sensory, and idk what to do about that.
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2023.06.01 09:40 SoundForMore Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial 6: How to record Multiple Audio and Midi Takes

Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial 6: How to record Multiple Audio and Midi Takes
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• Radically reshape and reshuffle audio with Beat Breaker, a new sophisticated time and pitch morphing instrument • Use Sample Alchemy to transform audio into entirely new malleable sounds • Chop or loop any sample into a playable instrument using Quick Sampler • Build and play custom drum kits using samples and plug-ins with Drum Machine Designer • Create drum beats, bass lines and melodic parts using Step Sequencer • Use Live Loops to capture inspiration and quickly build arrangements by mixing and matching loops, samples and your recordings • Create authentic acoustic, electronic or hip-hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer • Record external instruments or microphones by connecting an audio interface or MIDI device***
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2023.06.01 09:31 SatisfactionFair4127 Partner of 6 years (22F) Doesn't want kids but I (22M) am indifferent/want them

I just want to start out by saying that this woman is my absolute soulmate, best friend, love of my life, and most precious person to me in the entire world. Everything else in our relationship is perfect, we communicate thoroughly, and i genuinely cant see myself with anyone else in this life. We are in an absolute committed relationship.(kids wouldn't be on the table for us until late 20s/early 30s)
We always talked about kids and stuff early on and she was on board with the idea but slowly she started to feel anxious about having them and grew to fear childbirth/the body changing effects and the thought of not raising them good or being a bad mom.I would never put her through anything that would distress her or cause her pain so we both talked it out a couple times because i was more on the side of wanting a family with her and raising a child with her. So we thought about adopting ONLY IF we both were on board later down the line with wanting to raise a child.
Recently however the subject arose again and she is now 90% sure she doesnt want kids. I told her that thats completely fine, we're both young, and gotta learn to take care of ourselves first, and that its ok if she ever potentially changes her mind when we're older i.e. (late 20s -early 30s).
What breaks my heart though is shes scared if when we're older and the subject arises and i want them but she doesn't still that ill be resentful and leave her for someone else and have them so i can feel "fulfilled".(i wouldnt pick anyone in the absolute universe over her so this is off the table)
As someone with metabolics disease (T1 diabetes, hypertension, asthma/allergies) i can already fucking see how tough it may be for ME ALONE to live as an adult let alone bringing another life into the world to take care of. This is why im also ok with not having one, but the idea of adopting and raising a child with her is like a nice daydream too.
I 1million percent reassure her that i wont leave her and genuinely feel that way in my heart too. Living with her is my dream and thats what makes me "fulfilled". Its just that the idea of a family is like a nice little cherry on top too you know?(and yes i am aware how serious a child is.)
But let me know that you guys think or how i could come to terms easier with not having a child. Its a lil bit hard for me but definitely not impossible.
(Id like to also note that ive never been fond of children really either. I was an only child and when i entered my partners life i was happy her little sister was already 9 so i didnt have to experience "baby years" with her and could have a sibling relationship with an "older kid")
TLDR; partner doesnt want kids but im indifferent and am leaning towards in favor of having them and would like advice for accepting the idea of not having them.
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2023.06.01 09:29 3k1mjpj Help! Off Campus Housing locations

Hey peeps! I am starting Masters in Graphic Design coming fall 2023. I am planning to shift to Savannah in the early September or late August depending on the lease.
My budget is $700-800 including utilities. Even better it I can get a cheaper housing, but priority is given to safety. Open for sharing with 2-4 other people (message me if you need a roommate) I am fine even if the housing is away from the campus as long as I am able to travel in Bee line.
I want to know where SCAD student generally live off campus. Any locality/ apartment/ housing recommendations or tips that seniors many have to reduce the cost of living as an international student!
Please do reach out if this is something you are interested in or if you have any other information.
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2023.06.01 09:25 Daniele86 3 La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Serum 3ml/.10oz ea Mini Size Lot Exp 12/2024 NIB

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2023.06.01 09:24 Past_Speaker8612 Idk, they just look like they're from the Shaun the Sheep universe.

Tonight I decided to add candy eyes to our chocolate-dipped strawberries, only to learn that when it comes to desserts there is a very, very fine line between "whimsical" and "cursed"
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2023.06.01 09:17 DesignerWealth360 My manager gave my promotion to someone else. What would you do?

Hey all, first-time poster here. This issue that I'll lay out happened within the last week and I've been trying to figure out the best plan of attack. Hoping for a little advice.
For context: I work for a major corporation doing UI/UX for certain products that I'm sure everyone would be familiar with. Before the COVID shutdown hit in March 2020, I was being groomed and interviewed multiple times for a promotion within my role (better salary, hours, etc). Once the company shifted to WFH, the company instituted a hiring freeze across the board. That's fine totally understandable.
Over the last year or so, my manager had communicated to me that as soon as the freeze passes, that role is mine if I still wanted it and that my co-worker, (let's call him Frank) was second in line to fill another role that had become vacant during the pandemic.
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2023.06.01 09:14 Vast_Friendship512 Created a Choose-Your-Own Adventure game. (Free Form, no A,B,C Options)

Choose Your Own Adventure Rules / Parameters
Below is a set of parameters to help guide GPT to playing a Text based game.
You can play on 3.5 or 4. If you use 4, Use default GPT4.
Go to the bottom of the prompt here to add in your character name and desired setting.
Look through these settings to change anything you want to make it more aligned with your vision. Or leave as is, and change things as you go by telling the AI how you want it.
After you Copy + Paste the prompt below, if you have not changed anything in the prompt, you can refer to the AI as GAL (Game AI Liaison). To do anything outside of the game, such as make corrections/suggestions just say something like, "Gal, can you ......."
It’s not perfect, and sometimes you may need to correct it or remind it of the rules. Use a doc or physical notes to write down specifics like names or inventory if you want to keep it as accurate as possible to remind it with accurate information.
Currently the game is set to be free form. Instead of giving you options of things you can do, it will just ask you what you want to do. If you prefer options, go to rule #5 and change it. Erase the rule and Write: Give me 4 options to continue the story. 1-4.
Get creative. Talk to GAL as if it is the DM or Game Manager. You can ask it to insert you into conversations, simulate poker games between you and your crew, whatever you're feeling.
Hey AI, I’d like to play a choose-your-own adventure style text game with you.
The way I’d like this to work is you are going to create a story as we go, and keep the game grounded in its own world and game parameters. And I would like to call you GAL (Game AI Liaison), so you know when i’m talking to you, and not talking in game.
You create a story, and let me make the choices to progress the story.
I’ll start by giving you the game parameters and rules. ( If at any point in the game you need to figure out something for the rules of the game, you can ask me what I prefer.)
Here are some parameters/rules:
  1. I'd like this to be like an RPG. So that means I'd like to work on my skills. So if there is an activity , and my character can't do it because i don't have the skill, that's ok. I can come back to it when i have learned the proper skills. Or i can have an expert on my team do the activity.
  2. I'd like there to be back and forth conversations. That means when I am having a conversation with characters, let’s pretend like I'm having a conversation with the character in the game so it's more immersive.
  3. Whenever I say anything such as: I talk to, or I converse with (anything like that). Please add some conversation between the characters for some more immersive dialogue context.
  4. I'd like to micro manage decisions, I want to control as much as I can. Place as much control with me as possible. Of course it is ok to write a bit, to keep the story moving. Just give me control of the decisions.
  5. I want to have this be as immersive and creative as possible. So please don't give me options of things to do. when you need my input, just say something along the lines of, what do you do now?
  6. I want there to be a main overarching story of what we are trying to accomplish, and side missions. Think like a video game.
  7. Keep all of my actions and your story grounded in the same theme. That means if i'm in a space sci fi, no dragons flying around. Unless it's a fantasy sci-fi blend.
  8. I want it to be challenging, which means it's ok for you to tell me that something didn't go to plan from one of my actions. So if I say, hit with a sword, or jump over a river, it's ok to say the sword was blocked or I slipped and fell in the water. It's also ok for you to create conflict or heartbreak. Let's just have some fun by making it a little unpredictable.
  9. Like a video game, I need limits on my power or anything similar. So I can't just use infinite magic, or I can't just run forever without getting tired, or have infinite ammo. That kinda stuff. I should have some sort of energy or inventory.
  10. I'd like you to keep track of things I would have in my inventory, like gold, items, misc. When we use an item, collect an item or use money, anything of that sort, please let me know or calculate it visually and let me see the changes happening.
  11. it's ok for this to be mature. As in, mature themes.
  12. Let's have a day/night cycle. And let me know every once and a while what time it is.
  13. Don’t be afraid to write long passages. I don't mind you explaining all the fine details in the settings and people around. You can even have my character speak , if it's light conversation and within the context of what you know of my character. But I'd like to be in control of decisions and most of the talking.
  14. Please provide responses and reactions from the people and world around me as I talk and interact with them.
  15. Please provide a jumping off statement when you are finished with your writing. Something such as: What do you do now? How do you respond? Something open -ended but also guiding me to make a decision.
As we go along, we will be adding some parameters that are needed when they come up. If there are any other rules / parameters you think you want to clarify, let me know.
Lastly, In game I want my name to be: (ENTER NAME HERE)
And I want the setting for this game to be a (ENTER GAME TYPE HERE)
And I want the Story to begin here with some details about the story to start with: (ENTER OPTIONAL STORY START OFF POINT HERE W/ANY DETAILS YOU WANT, OR DELETE THIS SECTION TO HAVE GAL CREATE STORY FROM SCRATCH)
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2023.06.01 09:11 MisaGol15 My first Reddit Post Ever

I think my major MD started when I was in 4th standard. I had a big room which had nothing but toys. I used to pretend that the walls are boundaries and used to pretend that I save my team's ass after they get into difficult positions by hitting boundaries, fielding or bowling. Used to do background commentary on my performance with it as well. The problem is, that I am now 23 and I still dream like this. Music generally makes the MD more intense and realistic. I just decide that I will share some of my MD scenarios with you all and possible reasons why I am so attached to them.
Context: I am 23, I just finished my BTech. I have never had a girlfriend, it is due to the fact that I have Phimosis (read about it if you don't know what it is, I am thinking about getting a surgery but still don't have the courage to tell my parents about it). This medical condition made my MD worse. I prepared for JEE just like most people.
  1. I daydream about being an athlete:
I have never been good at any sport, but I have seen how people appreciate good sportmen. I crave for that kind of appreciation. This led me to daydream about being a Basketball Player (most frequent), Cricket Player (second most frequent) and sometimes a Football Player. I used to pretend that I save my team (school/college) from trouble and that I can dunk, shoot from half court line with 100% accuracy. Save my team by scoring a 100 and stuff like that. Everytime I do this, chicks from my (school/college) start drooling over me and dudes start respecting me. These fake scenarios gave me a lot of dopamine, so much so that I used to actually jump pretending to Dunk a basketball. Being an athlete also means that I have six pack abs and shit.
  1. I daydream about being a great musician:
I don't know how to play a single instrument, I don't know how to sing. But just like athletes, musicians are admired by a lot of people so I imagine a scenario where, guys (and girls) from my coaching suddenly walk into a karaoke baclub and they find me singing and playing guitar etc and the chicks start drooling over me and the guys start bowing down to me and the usual stuff. I imagine this exact scenario is a lot of different settings, sometimes in classroom, sometimes on a school stage, sometimes in a bar, etc. For obvious reasons I am hooked to these type of daydreams.
  1. I daydream about being a successful novelist:
This daydream is probably my way of coping with the fact that I was never the "intellectual" in the group and always felt the need for that kind of admiration. Usually it went like this, I am at some huge important ceremony where I am about to get some prize, medal etc for my novel, people whom I know are at the ceremony totally unaware that I am a huge writer. Suddenly my name is called from the stage and everybody is clapping and my friends are shocked etc. On stage, I give the most "intellectual" speech ever given by a human. After the that the same story, chicks wanting me, guys bowing down etc etc.
  1. I daydream about being a super diplomat and a mysterious entity controlling the world.
This probably comes from watching a lot of Anime (where the main villian is secretly controlling everything, etc) and similar TV shows. Usually these villians are high IQ and are respected/feared by all. I don't think I have ADHD but this might be an indication that I can develop attention seeking behaviour as it appeals to me so much.
  1. I daydream about being good at everything:
This one is probably just an extension of the above four. I will explain with an example: Say there is a chess tournament at your school/college, this real event will trigger me to daydream about being a great chess player about whom noone in the college knew. This daydreams reoccurs at any new event, or function that happens around me.
Apart from these, the other daydreams are mostly reactionary. Stuff like daydreaming about fighting Chinese Soldiers after the Galwan incident etc, daydreaming about getting 300+ in JEE Mains etc.
Key points that I have noticed:
  1. None of the day dreams ever contain members of my family.
  2. I want respect and appreciation from women (and sex ofcourse) in all daydreams.
  3. I want guys to be jealous of my success to the point that I am all they can think about in all daydreams.
  4. I want to get a good physique to achieve (2 and 3) and not for personal well being.
  5. I do it so often that sometimes I confused about some of the stuff I imagined and reality. For eg: I would imagine that the popular girl in school/college is talking to me and after a few months I am genuinely confused whether I had actual conversation with that woman or not.
I need all the help I can get. I am trying to figure out how I can stop these daydreams. So far I have come up with nothing except that Music makes MD worse and I should get a surgery for Phimosis as soon as possible.
I am afraid I may have overshared a little but if I am going to fix our problem, I must openly admit to the problem so I guess it's fine.
Thank You in advance for any suggestions that you may have.
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2023.06.01 09:07 SnipeSwipes [Hiring] Small tattoo design

I’ve been thinking about a specific tattoo design for my wrist for a long while but I’m not an illustrator and my brain can’t translate what it wants to paper.
I really like the idea of a dangerous crown. Think a crown made of knives, blades, glass, feathers, rust, barbed wire etc. Something along the lines of “if you try and take my crown, it’ll hurt both of us”
Please send help.
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2023.06.01 09:00 aPoliteCanadian 2023 Themed Painting Contest - Four Elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Details inside! Sponsored by Duncan Rhodes Paint Academy and Two Thin Coats Paint

The 2023 Themed painting contest has now begun, and you have until July 31st to paint your minis! Read on for more details, and please read the stickied FAQ comments before asking questions.


Duncan Rhodes Paint Academy and Two Thin Coats Paint
At the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy they have one simple aim. To give you the skills to paint any miniature you want. They believe that anyone can paint and get a result that they are happy with. The only thing it requires is patience and someone to point you in the right direction.
With a plethora of free tutorials on their Youtube channel plus members only videos and their Two Thin Coats line of paints, you’ll be painting in no time!

Guest Judges

Along with some of the contest organizers, we try to have talented artists join as guest judges. Please say hello and give a big thanks to our guest judges for this contest:


This contest will have a theme that you should aim to have your piece fit in some way. That theme is:
Four elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Air
Your piece should embody one or more of these four elements in some way. How exactly is up to you!
During the community vote, entries will be scored on Theme. Any entries that score below the average overall Theme score will not be able to continue as a finalist, regardless of how high it scores in other areas. After finalists are decided, the judges will not rate Theme.
Part of the challenge of this contest is interpreting this theme. For that reason, unpainted entries and final submissions will be accepted with no comment or regard to if it is on Theme or not. Contest organizers will not answer questions on if something is or is not on theme.


There are three skill levels covering five categories. You may only have one entry for this contest, which means you can only enter one category. You cannot enter both the small and large categories.
  • Beginner - Small format
  • Beginner - Large format
  • Intermediate - Small format
  • Intermediate - Large format
  • Advanced - Both Small and Large format
Skill Levels
Examples of each skill level can be found below:
The skill categories are based on general skill level and no techniques are restricted to a specific category. This means Beginner and Intermediate entries are welcome to try advanced techniques such as non-metallic metal (NMM), object sourced lighting (OSL), or any other technique that might be considered “advanced”. This also means they are not required at any level (even if they are more likely to be used at higher skill levels).
Small format and Large format
General size details are listed below. Please see the stickied FAQ comment for more details about small and large if you still have questions.
Small format: this is for entries that are essentially a single character. Either one character, one character on a mount (like a horse or motorcycle), one character with some smaller secondary characters/creatures (eg. animals, few smaller secondary characters, a corpse, etc).
Small format pieces are usually on more traditional bases, like a simple flat base, a display plinth, or even no base at all. Small format pieces can also include some more elaborate bases or diorama elements if you would like, but it is not required and a very large/elaborate display base/diorama may move you into the Large category.
See the below album for some examples that fit the Small format:
Large format: this is for larger single figure pieces, entries that feature multiple characters of the same size, or more complex/larger scale dioramas or displays. Large format also includes busts.
The Large format category is not for a unit of single figures on separate bases. If you are painting multiple figures, they need to all be on a single display base or diorama.
See the below album for some examples that fit the Large format:
Enter whichever skill and size category that you feel your work most closely matches the examples of. Do your best to enter the correct category, but know there is no punishment if you accidentally enter the wrong one and we move you later on.
Organizers have final say on which submissions will end up in which skill and size category. At any point during the contest before the community vote, the organizers reserve the right to move entries to a different skill and/or size category if they feel the entry is miscategorized (even accidentally). Only your final contest piece will be considered while doing this, and not any previous work. When you submit your final piece, you will have the option to opt out of being moved to a lower skill level, but you cannot opt out of being moved to a higher skill level or a different size category.
Special thanks to everyone who gave us permission to use all of the above examples for the skill and size category examples!


To enter this contest, you need to fill out the form below before the end of July 17th:
This entry form includes a section to submit your unpainted entry picture(s). Unpainted entry pictures must include the following clearly visible and not be edited/photoshopped in:
  • Your Reddit username
  • The date (any standard date formats is ok)
  • The word “surprise”
  • Your chosen unpainted mini(s)
Here are some examples of unpainted entries that would and would not be accepted:
Entry pictures need to be posted to minipainting using the post flair “Unpainted Contest Entry”.
If you need more than one picture for your unpainted entry, like if you have multiple minis in a large entry, please make a gallery post that includes all your images and not make separate posts for each image. When you make this post, automod will send you a message explaining what to do next!
Entry pictures do not need to include the base, basing materials, or extra bits you might add during the painting process, but everything in your piece should be painted during the contest, base included. It is also fine if you add a few extra bits to your piece during the painting period that were not in your original unpainted entry. Adding simple bits like pouches, weapons, or a simple headswap are fine, but your unpainted entry picture should represent about 90% of what your final piece will be.
Do not use pre-painted/pre-finished bases or minis. Everything in your final painted entry must be painted during the contest, after you have made your unpainted entry.
“Unpainted” is not completely literal, and there is some flexibility in what your unpainted entry can be (including primed, based, etc). See the stickied FAQ comments for what “unpainted” actually means!
Note: Banned users cannot enter this contest

Rubric and how entries will be rated

The full rubric for this painting contest can be found here:
This rubric will be used for both the community vote, as well as by the judge panel when rating the finalists.
During the community vote, entries will receive a total score made up of four parts:
  • Composition
  • Execution
  • Palette
  • Theme
The five entries in each category that receive the highest total score during the community vote will advance as finalists to be rated by our panel of judges. During the final judging period, finalists will not be rated on Theme.

Final submissions

Final submissions will begin being accepted on July 18th and end on July 31st at 11:59 pm/23:59 PST. If you did not submit an unpainted entry that was accepted, you cannot submit a final painted piece.
Once final submissions open, a new announcement will be made with links to the final submission form for your final pictures along with full final submission details. You do not need to timestamp these images, or include your username/surprise. If you finish early, take your pictures and hold onto them until July 18th!
Final submission requirements:
  • Must be posted to minipainting with the “Four Elements: Final Submission” flair (this flair will become available on July 18th)
  • Must not be posted to minipainting before July 18th (WIP posts are fine before this date, as well as posting final images to other social media platforms or subreddits)
  • Must include a picture of your entry from the front*
  • Must include a picture of your entry from the back*
  • Must include one picture of your entry next to a standard bottle or pot of hobby paint (ie. vallejo, citadel, army painter, etc) or a ruler for scale placed vertically next to your mini
*If it makes more sense to photograph your mini from the left and right sides instead of the front and back, you may use those angles instead. The important thing is we see as much of your mini as possible.
The paint pot/bottle may be included in either the front or back photos, or be a separate photo.
You may include more pictures if you would like, but you must include the above at minimum.
Final submissions cannot include misleading lighting, filters, image editing (beyond basic coloulevel adjustments), AI adjustments, etc.
Once your final submission is accepted, you cannot change or update it in any way. Make sure your piece is finished and your pictures are good before you submit it! Links to submit your finished piece will be included in a new announcement post on July 18th. Remember not to post your final pieces to minipainting before this date.
The first picture in your gallery will be used as the preview image during the community and judge voting. You cannot request another image be used instead, so make sure to arrange your images correctly when you post your gallery.

The Community vote and finalist judging

From August 6-12, the community will be able to vote on all the finished submissions to determine the top five finalists in each category. An announcement post will be made when this starts that will include a link to the voting survey.
Voting will be open to all members of minipainting, even if you did not enter the contest. In this survey you will rate each entry (with a rubric provided to explain the rating system), and the entries with the highest overall score will go on as finalists. This process will be very similar (if not identical) to our previous contests. If we detect cheating during the voting period, we will not hesitate to disqualify an entry.
After the finalists are determined, the judge panel will review all finalists and rate them with a slightly expanded rating system following the same provided rubric. The judging period will go from August 16-22.
Winners will be announced on August 26!


  • Two randomly chosen winners will get a Two Thin Coats paint starter set! Each entrant that submits their final painted mini will get one entry for this draw
  • Winning entries will be eternalized in our Hall of Fame
  • First place in each category will be shown off in our sidebar
  • The highest scoring entry for each of the four elements will also be noted in the hall of fame! (Even if it did not become a finalist or otherwise place)
  • Optional special user flair for Finalists, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as the user(s) voted most helpful in the WIP megathread and users with the highest scoring for each element (even if you weren't a finalist)
  • Bragging rights!
The dates:
  • June 1: Contest starts
  • July 17: Last day to enter your unpainted mini
  • July 18: Final Submissions open
  • July 31: Last day for final submissions
  • August 6-12: Community vote
  • August 16 - 22: Finalist judging
  • August 26: Winners announced!
All dates start at 12:01am/00:01 and end at 11:59 pm/23:59 Pacific Time
Please see the stickied comments for frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ, please ask it below!
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2023.06.01 08:57 Unable_Yellow_7576 AITA For Wanting to Leave Home?

I am currently between home and college as Finals are over. My plan was to work part time in my hometown a few days a week and return to my college town for the rest of the week (it is my last year and want to spend time with friends before I leave). My parents knew of my plans, and said it was fine for me to take my car with me (for context, my Mom has been using it for work as I have not needed it whilst studying and we have 2 cars (Dad uses the other one)).
The day before leaving, my Dad says that Mom needs to use the car and cannot be using public transport for work. Initially, she was happy with my plan to take the car down with me for a few days, but just sprung this out of nowhere and is now changing things. Train tickets are pricey, and it is cheaper to drive down. Plus, my Mom would only need to take public transport to work once a week. I also am low on money, as my Mom has a habit of asking to ‘borrow’ money from me and make some excuse to not pay me back. The reason I come back is to work to pay off the debt they put me in. I took an internship last year and planned to save money for my return to college, but they kept on asking to borrow huge amounts and only gave me back a fraction of it. I am still paying off my credit card and trying to clear my overdraft.
It has gotten to the point now I have had to have counselling due to anxiety and depression because of exams and my home environment. They never give me 5 minutes of quiet in the house. It is always bail them out of situations I have nothing to do with. I have a job lined up for September and I would like to move out and get a place, but rent is expensive where I live.
I know it may come across as spoilt, but I feel like I might explode or just pack my bags and leave home for good. I am tired of all this going on in this house. This has pushed me over the edge as it is as if my parents don’t want to see me happy after a stressful few years. My finances are a shambles, I don’t know if I will make the grades for my new job. The jobs pays well, and my parents insist I pay rent. Fair enough as things are expensive, but I know if I pay rent, they will just keep asking to ‘borrow’ more money from me.
AITA for wanting to leave home and go and start again somewhere else?
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2023.06.01 08:53 ysg23 Surrendering my Working Line GSD

I did a lot of research before getting my dog, and I was very anxious as I wanted to make sure I got the right dog for my situation .. a mix of athletic, easy to train but also friendly .. we landed on a GSD, and proceeded to find good breeders .. unfortunately I had no clue what I was getting into with a working line GSD and the breeder downplayed it very heavily when I asked, saying all he needed was more exercise and I’d be fine with him.
Started training him very young, things went well but it was just me training him in a family household. My parents interact with him, play with him and feed him but nothing really for obedience.
I noticed his aggressive/dominant tendencies early on and worked with the trainers to build structure. In the first year, he attacked my mom by grabbing her clothes and going for her hands as she frantically got inside the house away from him. Stitches and more training proceeded.
I had an incident with him and plenty of stitches, because of a drug given by the vet that heightens aggression in rare cases. More $ into training, and we did not see an issue for a long time.
I’ll be honest, he calmed down and so did I .. he became more relaxed and so did I .. I’ll take full blame on not continuing the exact structure, but he was good for the next 3 years. We received reports from other owners experiencing worse aggression issues and by year 3, some littermates of his were given up to K9 handlers. 1 more incident in year 3, he was in the backyard with my ex-gf who was his other primary handler and continued going after her jacket .. ripping it completely off.
Let's forward past that to year 3-5, everything was going great…
Last weekend he attacked my grandma randomly as she was walking inside from the backyard. She is not a stranger to him. The prey drive locked in, he continued ripping her dress and going at her hands. No matter what we did, he kept at it and attacking her hands. It was another bloody mess, I got him off here by getting a leash over his head and taking him inside. He seemed to have snapped out of it once I yanked on the leash.
At this point, the PTSD is back and everyone is on edge. I’m the only one handling him now, and unfortunately they want him gone. It hurts so much to be in this position, but I can’t afford to move out on my own.
I had a trainer come over just to provide their opinions on him, and they have no doubt he can be trained even more by treating his apparent anxiety and fear based aggression.
Now, I’m looking to get him even more training and get him into a better home with someone who can give him the life he needs. It is never something I imagined having to do, but a 100 lb dog such as this, it creates fear in the house and you can’t live in that fear.
I’m from Toronto, and the breeder has offered to take him, train him and find him a good home but I’m hesitant with his methods since he trains them for personal protection and sport which fair enough, they are meant for but at this point I don’t think that type of training would be beneficial to a dog with fear based aggression. There’s also a well reviewed behaviourist (Friendly K9) that deals with far worse dogs, but I’d be paying them about $3k to train him and look for suitable homes. They want to treat his root causes and make him into a more confident dog, who will problem solve rather than bite another person out of anxiety/fear. I am leaning towards going with them, simply because the money isn’t an issue if that means I know he’s living a great life .. the owner may take him or local handlers they know and they’ll keep me in the loop for his future so I’ll always know he’s living his best life. Either way, both want to take him within the week.
I cant express the sadness I feel everyday while we hangout, train and live like nothing has happened but knowing he will leave us soon.
Any advice, or support is welcome through these tough times. I just want what’s best for him, plain and simple.
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2023.06.01 08:52 ghidfg Is there a way to share data from one line to another without using a wifi hotspot.

Say I have two lines on one account both phones in proximity of one another. is there a way I can share data from one phone to another, other than by using a wifi hotspot on one phone and connecting from the other? This works fine but drains battery so I was wondering if there was another way.
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2023.06.01 08:43 AlxDahGrate Possibly the worst show I’ve seen (my honest opinion)

Long post but some of this shit got to be said.
So, I was excited for the show. I like Alycia and like a little murder mystery-teenage drama type of show. However, if I knew what I was getting into, I probably would’ve never watched this shit.
The entire season had me wondering who it could’ve been, because mentally I was trying to piece together the suspect and didn’t want to go down the “usual suspects” route and couldn’t come up with any. To say the least, after “watching” the last episode, I put that in quotation marks because after finding out how Alison truly died, I pretty much just stopped watching because I had no more care in my heart for Alison or anyone else.
Everyone was treating Alison like she was this sex goddess who can have any boy she chooses. She was MID at best. The brown hair girl looked better for Christ sake. In my opinion, the actress who played Emily should’ve switched to play Alison and that would’ve made more sense. I also feel sorry for Betsy Brandt and Alycia for being part of this show. Both very good actors, Betsy in Breaking Bad and Alycia in The 100. This show just seemed like a paycheck for them and they did their best, but this just wasn’t it.
Emily the entire season thought about no one but herself and didn’t care who she hurt to get answers. She literally lost her job, lied to her boyfriend, yelled at her parents and therapist, went on a psychotic break and tried to manipulate Clive into giving her answers. I don’t know how it ended, but I really hope Emily’s boyfriend broke up with her because after what she did in the last episode, I really can’t feel sorry for her. It also pissed me off how after Clive tried to explain to her how much his life changed after the island, she has the audacity to be like “DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOST!” Bitch, you have (sorry HAD) a career, loving boyfriend, best friend who cares about you, and parents who cared about giving her a chance at life without the looming nightmare of her sister’s death hovering her, but she CHOSE to pursue answers. She CHOSE to do the things that she did, losing her job in the process, losing her best friend, and practically almost losing her boyfriend. CLIVE lost his entire life.
Also, how the FUCK did Emily know to go to Tyler after speaking with Clive. Clive didn’t know Alison ran away to Tyler. No one fucking did. I know there was a book about this and I don’t know how they connected it, but I felt like the writers for the show tried really hard to have Emily still meet up with Tyler even though it made absolutely zero sense at all. I also don’t blame Tyler for not coming forward. Tyler explained his last sighting with Alison horribly though. He should’ve been straight-forward: Alison was fucking running around like a sex crazed lunatic, concerned about not being like the other girls (she is), and CHOSE to have sex with Tyler. No one at any point forced her to do anything. Just because you are drunk, doesn’t remove your agency. She is honestly the worst sister in the entire world. She chose dick, which she could’ve gotten the ENTIRE FUCKING WEEK, instead of chilling with her little sister.
I honestly was rooting for Tyler and hoped it wasn’t going to be him because at least he tried to be good to her, even though that time he fucked up was bad and I just couldn’t find a way to fully support him after that incident, he did try to make amends and warn Alison of Edwin’s intentions, so he did get back into my good graces a bit. Edwin on the other hand was literally just using her as another white girl tourist and although she was all preachy like “IM NOT LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS. IM SPECIAL, LOOK AT ME!”, she STILL FELL FOR EDWIN AND FELL INTO HIS TRAP. The best way she could’ve addressed finding out that Edwin was a player, WAS TO NOT PLAY THE FUCKING GAME. It was annoying though that Alison was trying to play with both Tyler and Edwin, like if you’re going to try and fuck two guys at least be honest that you are doing it. She literally was just stringing him along while she was trying to impress Edwin. I also thought it was pretty lowkey racist how that one time when she chilling and listening to music, but the second she saw Edwin, she automatically switched it to rap. Also that fucking one time in the first episode where she literally tried to chastise her dad with something about there being starving children and poor people on the island that they are vacationing at, and even the FUCKING driver was like, “Uh, actually we’re totally fine.” Like bruh, just because it’s a third world country, doesn’t mean everyone is fucking suffering and living in mud huts, you actual racist fuck. I thought Alison was supposed to be this college-educated, worldly girl but came off worse than her fucking dad. Which her dad wasn’t bad, she just wasn’t appreciative that she was benefiting off of his success.
Alison and Emily just came off as really fucking unlikeable throughout the entire series. I really tried to like Emily because of the actress, but the dishonesty with her boyfriend and making her best friend lose her job was crossing a line. Alison on the other hand was just trying to be this holier-than-thou white girl trying to seem different in the eyes of people who genuinely DO NOT CARE, when all she cared about was getting dick. She was an asshole to her little sister, dishonest to Tyler by not telling him about Edwin, and low key a jerk to her dad for no reason. Alison also wore fucking eye makeup like it was a fucking mission to look like a prostitute. I don’t know if that was intended, but none of it was doing her any favors. I honestly believe the point of Alison’s character was to show how un-specially special her character is and how underwhelming her death was that something so boring like her slipping on a rock, caused a butterfly effect that changed the lives of everyone on that island forever. It was an accident and it was all her fault.
Literally, everyone in the eighth episode and really the entire season was operating off horny brain, jumping from one person to the next like it was fucking hot potato. So fucking disgusting. I don’t know how the last 20 minutes went because I just didn’t have enough care in my heart to withstand the absolute torture this series put me through any longer and just wanted it to fucking stop. I found out how Alison died that’s all I needed to know.
Although this is probably going down as one of the worst and infuriating shows I have ever seen, there was SOME good. I really liked Clive’s actor sometimes. The moment when he found out his wife married Edwin felt really emotional. There were some good acting scenes. Others felt like my nails were being ripped off. Marie Schrader tried her best when she was on screen. I laughed out loud when Alison was dancing with Clive and told him he was hot. I don’t know if that was the alcohol talking or if she was trying to “initiate” that threesome for later.
All in all, the show just pissed me off the entire way through. I immediately went to see the score on rotten tomatoes because I was sure it would’ve been below 50%, and was genuinely shocked it was over 80%. THIS is what y’all calling good nowadays?! Anyways, the show was dog shit.
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2023.06.01 08:41 markustuchel When to favor Deno over Golang?

Hi there,
I'm coming from C# and Node and thought about giving Golang a try but IMHO Deno looks very promising when comparing it with Node.
As a sidenote:
I really like TS and it feels simpler to me than Golang, although I know JS has its flaws.
Any other things I forgot... ?
I guess Deno tries to be a better version of Node, if that's the case, it's perfectly fine for me :)
Thanks in advance!
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