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    I can say this year has been-- in spite of being completely overwhelmed at times-- overall going in a good direction for me. I've starting picking up more and more books. This year so far I've consumed 28 and counting, alternating and trying out new genres which I didn't expect I'd like (legal drama? Yesss!) My relationship with my mom is in the trash but I'm still going to therapy and learning how to let go of toxic family and friends. Our home search hasn't turned up with results yet, but the market is competitive and we have a shortage of houses here. We remain vigilant, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed something suitable turns up and we can land an offer on it. I'm just devoting more of a focus on myself this year. Improving myself. I haven't been overly interested in anyone else's drama. My social life is debatable, but it doesn't bother me at all because I'm happy with the connections I do keep and cherish, and that's all that matters to me right now. I can worry about finding new friends later, when I've got this me thing down. I'm staying healthy both physically and mentally and I've really grown into being a mom to my awesome daughter who turns one on the 2nd. I'm still struggling with work, but I've been taking classes online and, if I work hard and everything goes right, I can be out of the frontline by June next year or earlier. @efaardvark Get this man a raise! @RepentantSky How have you been? Haven't seen much of you at all for a long time now.
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    I really think if you slow down and watch maybe 2 or 3 episodes at a time, that will do a lot to help you actually finish an anime. If you watch 90% of an anime in one day, no matter how good it is, it won't feel nearly as grand as it really should and you'll never be satisfied. It's my belief that when you take your time and give yourself breaks, you're able to not only experience the story for longer, but you also give yourself a lot more time to fully absorb the events of the story. When you go full "binge" there isn't any time to reflect on past events, it's just a constant uninterupted flow. As a whole, I think we'll be able to recognize more true classics in the future if the anime community as a whole practices this. If we all binge anime at top speed, the magic just kinda fades. Grand stories aren't meant to be experienced in their entirety from 11am to 9pm on a Tuesday in July.
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    Made a bowl of apple, banana and grapes. Lots of energy this morning!
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    Well, really the PM system is in place for single-point-to-point interaction of users for matters they'd rather keep out of the public eye. It's akin to a whisper feature on a chat. It's also a place for rampant TOS violation. That's generally why people keep to the open forums. Not to mention, if you're more active on the site, a chat option does become available. Just throwing that out there.
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    I got this last week. If you're a Youjo Senki fan, you'll recognize it as the weapon Mary uses / and the rest of the United States. I won't talk about why that's absolute blasphemy and wrong. If you're more history minded you'll know it is in fact an M1 Garand - a Springfield model. This one was produced in the Spring of 1942, with a barrel date from 1944. All but the trigger group are Springfield parts. I won a lottery in this gambit, $650 for it, turns out it's well over $2,000 in value.
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    Weather has been hitting triple digits already and I've been keeping hydrated while I run, I found this amazing bottle called Bottled Joy. I got the half gallon one. Eco-friendly, and the daily water intake markers are a nice reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day. It's very sturdy and the wristband is strong. Satisfied with the product! Edit: They're back on Amazon for a good price right now.
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    I'm a friendly Meta Knight fangirl who wants to make online friends! If you want to hear more about me, visit my profile. I've been struggling to find a platform where I can finally be a part of a community or two that isn't toxic. Forums are my favorite way to be a part of a fandom, so I looked up ''anime forums'' today and here I am! Here's a quick history of my time as an anime fan: 2013 or 2014 (don't remember) - My sister made me watch my first anime - Chi's Sweet Home. I liked it. 2015 - 2017 - No anime except for Penguin Musume, but I don't remember what year I watched it. It wasn't kid-friendly, but I still enjoyed it. 2018 - I watched the Hoshi no Kaabi dub. I loved it! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Meta Knight's sexy Hispanic accent cured my cancer, depression, ligma AND coronavirus. Then I started watching Pokemon and watched a bit of K-ON!. I liked both. 2019 - Watched Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan!. It became my second favorite anime. Also watched the first episodes of Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Tokyo Ghoul and Lucky Star. Didn't like any of them. Finally, I watched Sekkou Boys. I really liked it! I love weird anime, as long as it's weird in a SFW way. 2020 (so far) - Watched Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Karti no Nazotoki File while grinding in a game on my phone. I liked it a lot! What are my next moves as a weeb? Finishing Layton Mystery Tanteisha and catching up with Shounen Ashibe episodes. After that, I have no clue what to do. Any anime recommendations? I like kid-friendly anime that have a weird episode or two, at least a bit of fantasy and a cute or weird character in the main cast. It also helps a lot if It reminds me of Hoshi no Kaabi in a way and/or I've never heard of it.
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    I wish. The first couple of months of the lockdown I was working -3- jobs. I work in a network operations center so of course all of us were considered essential personnel and required to continue working, especially the "data controllers" who staff the NOC monitoring things keeping it all working 24/7. Only going into the shelter-in-place order we'd just had one controller retire, and at the same time the backup contoller from the back office that we usually would have swapped in to cover that position went on medical leave for appendicitis .. and then stayed out for two more months after the surgery due to diabetes-related complications. So I got to do my job, his job, and the retired controller's realtime support job. Then after a couple weeks of absolute madness while everyone else was getting settled into the working from home thing we managed to hire a new guy and get him badged up and background-checked well enough to allow him access to the equipment. Then I got to put on my teacher's hat and train him up on top of the rest. Oh, and did I mention I got a new boss somewhere in all that. Yep. Never rains but it pours. It is only in the past few weeks that I've even been able to start working from home myself. Still no time to relax however. We've got a major event to support next week on the 14th and then another one on the 30th. Time to focus? I think I've heard about that somewhere. Some mythical kind of creature, right? Like unicorns maybe, or Sasquatch.
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    I've been very fortunate so far in 2020. I haven't gotten sick & I still have my job, so those are things I am most definitely thankful for. This year has made me sit down & re-priortize my goals. I've gotten much more serious about improving my health & losing weight, I've actually begun writing my book, I've walked away from people & situations that simply aren't for me, & I'm making some big plans to do a few things I've always wanted to do once all this calms down.
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    You should see my crunchy queue. It just goes on and on and on and on and ...
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    Finally got around to starting a game in Link's Awakening. I am really enjoying it so far. No idea why I put off playing it for so long. Love the visuals of it.
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    Well, I wouldn't exactly know the margin of normalcy from the various perspectives out there. My personal routine has certainly been a colorful one over the years. Though I often feel like certain individuals on the outside of this tend to romanticize the adventure. What started out as soul searching in my early teens became exhausting in my late twenties. After a health scare in the family, I really wanted to do as much as possible in life. My days usually start out doing an hour or so of working out. Most of my hobbies just require a particular level of fitness. I like camping but also rock climbing and spear fishing. I dabbled in archery for a long time. It's a target sport for me, never liked the idea of hunting unless it was a dire need. I love animals too much. Before COVID-19, I volunteered cleaning and bottle feeding lambs at a sanctuary that I liked to visit. I've been ankle deep in mud, grubs and excrement and the smell of urine stuck in my nostrils for almost a week. It's worth it, though. Animals are amazing creatures. As for camping. I've had a bug fly into my ear, which is the single most terrifying experience I'd never want anyone to go through. It was in there for about two days, until we found an emergency clinic to remove it. Now I sleep with very comfy ear plugs! Yuck! Then there's mosquitoes, sweltering heat and either scorpions or wolf spiders that like to drop by the tent and say hello. Still, getting to see the sunset/rise on top of a summit or cliff shelf or by a beautiful lake tops all the cons thus far. I also did a two month photography project at a workshop in Africa. It was the most nerve-racking experience of my life. Aside from getting some nice shots of the local wildlife and landscapes. The area became too dangerous to keep the workshop running. We never got to make contact with the locals. It was not worth the trip or money (including travel immunizations) but hey, trial and error? My favorite part of rock climbing is reaching the summit. Surprisingly, not for the rush of accomplishment but because it looks like a whole different planet from up there. Especially granite rock. Makes it look like you're on Mars! There's all kinds of plant life and pools of water with life, where you'd never expect to find them. Just at 550+ m above sea level you start finding minnows, it's incredible. Several years ago I did a lot of traveling. Germany, Basque, Chile, England. Most of it was with a group of friends. We didn't like going alone or small groups—there was about eleven or twelve of us. Sometimes, we learned things the hard way. Like realizing you're being swindled on prices, being manipulated over the laws so people can take advantage of your situation/surroundings or feed their ego about knowing what's best. Rental car troubles, shady department stores. It's kind of crazy out there. Then I kind of got exhausted from it all in my mid-twenties and wanted to take my life more seriously. Finished college, got a home, took on some pretty heavy responsibilities. My hobbies turned into making a garden, creating my own clothing and various arts. Things you can do in the comfort of your home. Fostering dogs, Pitties at first. Then I started investing in abused and rescue dogs. Which was a ton of work. I've had some in my care that were in terrible shape. I've adopted four that came from the absolute worst environments. It was a long, tiresome process to get them back to being a normal doggo. I remember making a blanket fort around my kitchen table for my dog, Nero. Slowly I introduced myself to his space by sleeping in it with him. That was the most welcoming back pain, at five in the morning, when my day started and I had to go to work. Also took some classes via my vet on living with/training a blind dog that I have. My fifth and final dog was unexpected. I inherited her from my late grandmother. She's a little troublemaker and came to me during a period of my life in which I guess I needed her most. Funny how the universe works. She taught me a different kind of patience and helped me back on a path of calm. I've never been inspired by anime characters or other types of fictional mediums in this sense. It was more of a rude awakening that life is short, and it happened at an early age when I had more freedom. I do like to be as helpful as possible and inspire people to follow their passion(s) when they can. This kind of life was normal to us; my group of friends and I. However, people that are not accustomed to these types of lifestyles like to view them or portray them in unrealistic tones at times. I've met people bored with their lives, completely unprepared for what they were getting into and absolutely regretting it in terms of sensible excitement. They were inspired or enchanted in some shape or form about what they see and hear and the experience is a little different from that. Hopefully, they still gain a sense of appreciation. Ultimately, it's nice to find people that are partaking and enjoying where their interests are. I'm sure there's a myriad of obstacles and idealization in the forte territory of another's journey, like any other field or curiosity. I'm glad that discussing our lives can be an exciting point of view but the world is filled with excitement regardless. I've been wowed by glow worms. GLOW WORMS! Chillin' out and doing their glow-thingy. I think people that chase after their interests, no matter what they are, are exciting people. There are realms of knowledge that are the backbone of society and necessity that I know nothing about. It's engraved in my person that tech savvy, industrial people are the reason some of us can live comfortably. For me, it's not too much of a fleeting realization. I've met a lot of likeminded people from the journey. If people see me as entertaining I would really like to point out all the pros and cons and how one is virtually impossible without the other. When someone tells me: "wow, that sounds like so much fun". I like to remind them that I had a bug in my ear for two days. Buzzing around and biting for nearly an hour before it died in there. I would trade that moment in for a cup of coffee on the sofa, any day. Yet, seeking adventure is always like this. It's a love/hate relationship. I hope you find people specific to what you're looking for. It's wonderful to have a person/group that gets how you're feeling or what you're experiencing or wishing to experience.
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    All things considered, I'm holding up surprisingly well. Right now, I'm mostly just going with the flow and riding out whatever wave is coming towards me. Despairing isn't really gonna help me much, so I've just been learning how to cope and make the best out of my situation. As for positive things: I've lost 10kgs since the start of March. I've been meaning to lose weight for years, and this year was the first time I had any long lasting success with keeping my weight down. So there's that, at least.
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    Good luck wit that. Seriously, if I found anyone like that I'd keep her for myself. (Though I would agree on the "Maybe not as crazy or manipulative.." bit as well.) I've been on a somewhat similar quest for quite a long time now. She either doesn't exist or is already taken. At this point I'd consider anyone who just satisfies the criteria of always voting in elections but hasn't voted "D" or "R" for the past several cycles. Someone who would seriously consider a ticket to Mars on one of SpaceX's Starships if/when they ever get those going would also be a plus. I know, dream on right? Still, there's got to be at least 2 or 3 of them out there somewhere. Probably not going to find them on places like facebook, twitter, tinder, or in a google search though.
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    Rewatching InuYasha for lulz
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    I'm watching Dragon Pilot and Little Witch Academia
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    Not too many. Around the time I started watching anime it was a rarity to find others that knew what it was in my area. It was difficult to find anyone that had seen anime that predated shows like Sailor Moon or DBZ. I was stuck discussing DBZ and Pokemon most of the times. Later, when we grew apart beyond school, I probably had one or two people at work that talked about anime. I have siblings but they never really got into it. Funny enough, when my mother was recovering from surgery at my place, she popped in a few Studio Ghibli films and was hooked. Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind are her favorites. Recently she saw A Silent Voice and Carole & Tuesday.
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    Had yogurt again this time vanilla flavored was very yummy.
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    Gonna start calling you Rin
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    Doing a bit of backpacking away from our camping area and resting my feet in some amazingly cool pools.
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    Got a travel Chinese tea set for when I go camping. Used it twice already and love it!
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    Hi there, Nekora! (^・x・^) Enjoy your time here. There's lots of topics and creative areas to engage in, if you don't see something in discussion; you can create it! ฅ(^・ω・^ฅ) Hope your weekend was good, so wonderful to see new people join. If you need anything just ask. Everyone here is super helpful and insightful. I do need to catch up with Attack on Titan but it's been a ride of emotions thus far, so the end of it will have such an effect for sure! Welcome to the Anime Forums!
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    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here .
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    Apparently it is not possible for my head to remain still while watching this video.
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    Subs, always. Or nothing. I’m not conversational but I understand spoken Japanese well enough that I often don’t even need the subtitles.
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    HI. im new here. my name is chimchimisahim. I joined this site so i can meet new people (and bored). i have a cat. ummmm i hate cereal. reasons you should like me: 1. im nice 2. im a weeb 3. i have nice vibes 4. femboy hooters is my favorite place to eat 5. i have nice hair 6. i dont do drugs 7. we could grow old with eachother and look back at this one moment and think, "those were the good days" 8. i love pasta 9. because i said so so ummmmm... heres a dacing gon
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    I prefer to choose sub tittle....because original voice not change
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    I normally watch subs, but my “when mom is around anime’s” include the dubbed version of Naruto. Apparently she read it has milder language. So, sometimes I watch dubs.
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    I really need to stop watching this show too close to bed time as it leaves all sorts of thoughts rattling around in my head Shisho (Kazuma) has surpassed Hatori as my 2nd favorite Sohma as he is an ally in helping Tohru break Akito’s hold on the zodiac members, especially Kyo. At the same time he is concerned for her safety & points out that the best thing she can probably do is continue to be a beacon of hope against the despair Akito tries to impose on them. His view of Akito as an unstable child seems spot on with much of her behavior best described as tantrums. While not aware of the exact nature of the zodiac curse, I agree with his suspicion that they are bound to the roles they have been assigned. Interesting how the word “bond” can have either positive or negative connotations depending on how it is used. The whole thing between Kyo & Kagura was bittersweet. Clear that she’s known for quite sometime her feelings for Kyo were not altruistic. Starting out as pity & later as guilt, believing that if she could make herself fall in love with him it would serve as atonement. I don’t think Kyo saying he would never fall in love with her was meant as cruel but telling her she can stop trying to make it up to him. And even if her initial motives were selfish, she at least played with him which was more than anyone else was willing to do. So he is grateful for at least giving him some reprieve from his loneliness. Him referring to her as “big sis” in the flashback scene I think expresses how he has always felt about her. Still I think it was painful for her to realize that she could never be there for him the way Tohru could after seeing the difference in their reactions to his cursed form. Now that I’ve got at least some of that down, gonna try to fall asleep. G’night.
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    i could watch either. but i do watch sub more. i think sometimes it just depends on what your use to hearing with that certain anime. Because sometimes i will watch one with dub and then sub and i may like the dub more in that certain anime.
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    Sea shells or elbows for me but sea shells I rarely do.
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    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here I’ve always been a life long dog person myself, but did enjoy My Roommate is a Cat. And then there’s Karyl
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    Welcome to the forums, @ChimChimisahim. Hmmm.... tell me about this cat you say you have....
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    I am currently watching this anime called Kyousougiga, its an anime made in 2015 and has a weird style on the Alice in Wonderland Mirror city thing going on. Hard to follow, but its fun to watch
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    Hi I just made an account here in this forum, pls give me recommendations of anime with this Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life or you can just get Comedy, Romance, School or even just get animes the has Comedy, Romance, School that like Psychological Genre and other stuff more in it. And pls recommend me with that anime has 2 or more seasons. And the last thing this anime is released in or in between 2016 to 2020 or even still ongoing. Arigato Gosaimasu!!
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    Adding to my t shirt collection
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    Goblin Slayer and Overlord were good. ToG is on my list. (I binge things when they're done. Eventually. Hopefully... so much anime, so little time.) OP and Radiant I lost interest in pretty quickly. However, if you liked them then you might want to try Black Clover.
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    Hi everybody! I drew this sketch based on the film “My neighbor Totoro” and I made a speed-drawing video of it. I hope you like it YT Channel: Link in profile Instagram: Link in profile Good luck.
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    senku and chrome from dr stone, they have nice chemistry. pun intended
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    Want a chance to be featured as AFs member of the month? Wondering what it takes? Participating in contests 🖋 Writing anime reviews Uploading art content in the gallery Creating blog posts Are all wonderful ways to become featured!
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    Hello, everyone! My name is Mana. I'm terrible at self-introductions. My favorite mangaka are Mohiro Kitoh, Yoshitoshi ABe, Shin Takahashi, and many others. My favorite anime are generally of the tragedy and dementia category. I listen to a lot of music. I write and draw a lot. I don't really know what else to talk about. I hope to make new friends. Have a nice day!
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    Enjoying it quite a bit. It’s a bit darker than I expected since most of my previous experience with Rumiko Takahashi was Ranna 1/2. The somewhat antagonistic relationship between Inuyasha/Kagome early on has some similarities to Ranma/Akane but actually makes sense as part of the story here instead of just for laughs. Hope to finish it before the sequel premieres.
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    Character name: Miles Sullivan Age: 25 Appearance: Personality: Miles is a placid, analytical young man who prioritises his education and future above everything and feels most content when he is alone. Although he is willing to be a 'team-player' in certain situations, Miles always seeks whatever benefits him the most. Chapter One Setting down his groceries before his front door Miles searched his blazer pocket, letting out a long, weary sigh before his fingertips came into contact with his apartment key. It had been a tiring week at the firm, the announcement about a national quarantine had made everybody behave frantically and made every case trusted to Edgar and Ellis more complex. The quarantine, however, did not discourage the managing partner from assigning every available associate with a task. Although Miles and his colleagues were not ecstatic with working on files during the next few weeks, or even months of isolation, he did not completely mind if it allowed him to be one step closer towards that promotion. Opening his door, Miles picked up the shopping he set down and entered his front room. He had moved in a few years ago after he had graduated from college, it wasn't anything remotely fancy and nowhere near what other lawyers owned, but it had to do. It was just him for now, no pets, no significant other and no family. Miles parents and younger sister were situated in Massachusetts which was not a huge distance away, however, after what began as weekly phone calls with his mother soon became monthly FaceTimes until it turned into the occasional text messages. He had a job and a busy schedule which only made room for sending the yearly birthday cards, Mother's Day bouquets and only attending Christmas- apart from the last year, he was swamped with work at the time. Strangely enough, Miles didn't mind being alone. Although he didn't have a big family and was not close with his other relatives, his parents and sister were sometimes too much to handle, the thought of them and their outgoing personalities tired him out. All of his friends, the few he had had settled down and had children or moved to a post abroad and there was not much hope in the dating scene for him, he was not very sociable but also not very awkward, he just could not find anybody who matched his energy. or somebody who he could keep up with. Or maybe the problem was that he did not try, he just came to the conclusion that he liked being alone. After loosening his tie and turning on the smart tv, Miles awaited for the latest update on the situation. The details regarding the quarantine had yet to be released, all that was instructed by the government was that everybody should refrain from going outside. Miles had constructed a simple plan, he had bought fresh food which he would depend on before it expired, then he would switch to the tinned and canned food and rice he had bought a few days ago. His eyes were fixed on the headlines which addressed the latest viral video of a gruesome brawl between a pair of men, Miles did not think much of it, he believed it had to be the common type that surfaced whenever there was a national emergency: the panic buyers, those who claimed the end of the world was near and people whose morals disappeared because they switched on their survival mode. He cut out social media after he had left college, it was a distraction to his work and he made sure to give his number to those who needed him but due to this quarantine, he downloaded Twitter onto his IPhone so he could keep an eye out for important updates. Suddenly, Miles' phone vibrated on top of the coffee table, the screen lit up and displayed a text from his sister, Vera. Hope you're ok. Call mom, she's worried. The following days were very productive, after assuring his family that he was safe and instructing Vera to not go outside and meet friends, Miles managed to read a few books that were collecting dust on his bookshelf, go through a couple of files, manage his emails and eat limited but healthy and balanced meals. He may have missed his usual coffee order which he enjoyed getting every morning, but he was content with being isolated in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his favourite books, his work and having decent food. One night, however, hindered Miles' routine. He had just about managed to fall asleep after two hours of listening to thuds and loud noises from the apartment above, however, the arguing which followed from his neighbours had also made it difficult and so he slept three hours later than usual. It irritated him that he was never completely alone in a huge apartment complex. OOC: Ok, so I thought my character could be from the same complex as yours, but they've never really crossed paths. I hope you're ok with this post, it's been a while since I've rped so I might be slow with the character development and individual plot!

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