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Jfc, don’t be that guy. Just take the lumps and ignore them like any other director does.

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As others have already said, you go with the initial sound rather than the written letters. The written word is mostly built around conveying speech, so the rules fit what you would use if reading out loud. There are plenty of cases where writing conveys other cues than verbal, but the core of it still applies to sound.

That actually applies to most punctuation as well, depending on how one defines “most”.

Any initialism is going to be counted as the first letter being a word for the purpose of a/an usage, when said letters are pronounced as letters. In the case of RTS (an initialism), you wouldn’t ever say it as a word, unlike RAM, which is almost always pronounced as a word and is thus is an acronym. That’s the difference between those things, btw. We tend to call all of them acronyms, and that’s okay, but there is a difference.

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Yup :)

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Probably a typo, but just in case: you don clothing.

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Yeah, obviously, or the title wouldn’t even have happened.

And it’s been that way for a while now. Back when windows 10 happened, I was able to install mint, get most of my preferred programs set up, and handle data transfer with zero CLI use. Which was awesome, because my dyslexic ass would have taken forever otherwise. It wasn’t until I started putzing around for pop and giggles that I even opened a terminal.

My mom w as able to jump right in after installation of mint, and go through the gui to try things out, no issues.

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Dyslexia!

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Cixelsydm’i

I'm so sick of every single medical-related question people have online constantly getting spammed with 'talk to your doctor!!!!'

The way people online constantly say ‘talk to your doctor’ like it’s a panacea is a lot like how medieval peasants weren’t able to read scripture and they just had to trust their clergy’s interpretations...

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Man, this occur really an opinion, it’s a rant.

Which is fine, I guess, but it means you won’t get useful responses for the most part.

Here’s the thing though. You can’t crowd source medical advice. Well, you can, but doing so is an idiot’s bet. You might get lucky and get good advice, but chances are it’ll range from useless to possibly risky/dangerous.

It’s hard enough to diagnose when you have a solid patient history and a good intake interview. Going from there to prescribing is another set of evaluations to get the most results with the least side effects.

And you sure as fuck need to give plenty of disclaimers if you do give advice so that some idiot doesn’t follow it without thinking it through.

Me? Idgaf about liability because I won’t give advice without a shit ton of disclaimers, and outright telling the person they shouldn’t take the advice.

But I agree with you. If you aren’t going to do something useful, just scroll on. No need to waste anyone’s time with the bullshit.

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Jelly is so good when he sings. It’s kinda strange that he didn’t sing much early on when you hear him now, when he’s known better for his singing than his rapping. As a rapper, he’s decent, but nothing stellar.

But as a singer? His voice is very distinct, and his lyrics are great, so you end up with some really powerful songs. Save Me is what he’s best known for, but Still My Hero just wrecks me every time I hear it now that my dad is getting older.

Single standard door refrigerators are better than french door.

Single door is nicer bc you only have to open one door, the french doors you often have to open both bc they are too small to get to things unless it’s in the door compartment. Opening or closing both doors with things in your hands gets old, and if you want to get into the meat drawer you have to open both sides fully then...

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Ehhhh, better is a subjective thing. You made your argument well for one range of use cases though.

For me, with my back issues and arthritis, a side by side is better than either. You get the freezer on one side, where you can prioritize supplies based on how easy/hard it would be to pull them out at a given height. The fridge is the same, but it’s less likely to have heavy things in it, or at least not heavier than a gallon of liquid, which is easy enough to manage if you have adjustable shelves (we do).

The meat drawer part is kinda brand and model dependant. My best bud has a French door fridge with freezer on the bottom, and their meat drawer is a little deeper than ours, but is only on one side of the fridge, so you can open that door by itself. All of the shelves and drawers are configured to be openable with only one door open. It was a ridiculously expensive fridge though. Doors shut well with a gentle bump in that one as well. Only time it’s a problem is when a drawer is open part way.

But, yah, you gotta open both doors to put in large dishes. However, the French door fridges I’ve used have tended to stay open better, making it easier to get big things in and out overall.

The counter issue is a kitchen layout issue.

I would counter your opinion with “it depends, and there’s no objective standard for better

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Legit, we’ve got about an acre in the back yard, and I was working toward this for most of it. Can’t do the work required now, so it’s gotten less native than it used to be, but at one point, it was all plants native to my region, and they are still dominant. The rest of the yard is better set up for my crippled ass to handle, so I can pull out invasive species as needed. There’s a section maybe twenty feet in a rough circle plus a corner where it’s “grass”, but it’s mostly random clover with dandelions I can’t be bothered to remove every year. The chickens have been keeping anything else from setting in compared to yard B.C. (before chickens).

It’ll eventually get taken over by random plants, I’m sure. It’ll be as I age out and cripple out of the work involved, since getting my kid to do a damn thing ain’t happening lol. But for now, me and the chickens have a nice area to walk around and putter.

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With the caveat that I rarely use any of them because I prefer having my own files, CDs, and records, I’ve gravitated towards deezer for the most part, apple music the rest of the time.

Reason being that deezer is the least annoying as regards setting up playlists, and apple is my wife’s preferred service, and it’s usually easier to just let her set up the playlists and then make suggestions for adds/removals over time lol.

Mind you, I don’t really like any of the interfaces of any of the services. They all suck in different ways.

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Okay, there’s some great ideas already, so I’m going to swerve a bit and ask some questions to see if there’s an in universe reason for things.

Your assumption is that the cultists would kill the prisoners and flee.

Is that because of the cult’s beliefs? If not, then there’s no reason to start off from evil = kill as the first choice. You don’t have to be Stupid Evil just because you’re evil. What god or entity are they serving? What’s the “portfolio” of the entity? What is their long term goal?

Depending on those answers, it’s possible to cook things up that don’t break the world building, or rely on deus ex machina to save them.

As an example, I had a similar situation with an organization in my home brew world/system. A cabal of political and social manipulating villains captured part of the group because the players just did something silly, they didn’t even fail a roll until they were trying to escape, and it was already too late anyway, they would have been followed.

But, this organization was a secret organization. Disappearing people was definitely a possibility, but not when they didn’t catch everyone. So the minions of the organization rendered the captured people unconscious, then used memory wiping spells along with drugs to cover their tracks more fully. They dumped the party members off near a hospital, and “sanitized” the location they were at before the party came along. Now, the leadership of the organization were rightfully pissed, and took steps for revenge that would be much easier to cover up, but they didn’t make a rash decision in the moment so that they could make it clean.

It didn’t work out for the organization, the party did take them down eventually, but it was a much more interesting fight along the way because the players were invested more.

Not saying that’s the right answer for your story and table, it’s just an example of the kind of thinking that can be done in universe.

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Shit, just say f-stab and enjoy someone “correcting” you, only to smile and continue to say it that way.

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My take? It’s like any art/passion film. They’re very rarely universally liked on the usual level of something like the godfather, where even if you don’t like the movie, you recognize how well crafted it is.

I suspect that when it’s available for wider viewing, it’ll be a mixed bag with the usual categories being there, with the majority of casual movie goers being baffled as to what the hell is going on. You’ll have the people that think anything arty is great, you’ll have those that hate arty. There’s always going to be those. And you’ll have the ones that don’t really have a strong reaction, but want to take part in three discussion, so they voice one of those for a little harmless granfallooning.

It’ll probably be one of those movies that film geeks have debates over just for the sake of debating.

Now, I have no idea if it’ll be good or bad on any objective level; not that there’s many ways the be objective about movies other than technical stuff. But I kinda want to see it. Not enough to go to a theater, because that’s a very rare thing for me, but I’ll likely want to see out as soon as it’s available digitally just because of the scale of the process of getting it made. Nobody makes this kind of project without passion, and that means it’ll be at least interesting, even if it sucks.

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Well shit, I thought he was already dead. Dude did a lot of great roles, even though they tended not to necessarily be starring roles. He was reliable.

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Fwiw, that was me.

I genuinely appreciate the effort at making it anonymous though! That’s a righteous move, always :)

southsamurai,
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Yeah, wrong community for the post, but it was a good read despite that.

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Ooh! Ooh! I get to do this bit again!

Nobody wants a religious zealot, even an ex religious zealot dating their child.

!now, watch, despite it being an obvious troll to bait the rude vegans, someone will take the bait.!<

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I hate it too, but isn’t that kinda defeating the purpose of the community?

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