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  1. 4 points
    Thank you to everyone for the welcome! Yes, this could provide a distraction from quarantine but I really hope to stay on here longer too! Thanks for the advice on the username change, part of me didn't think this username would be free which is why I don't know if I want to stick to it, I had the expectation of being able to make a username including this word! Maybe I'm kind of feeling it now. AND YES. Salsa dip and tortilla chips are the way to go, but I'm loving nacho cheese a lot these days. As for my favourite anime, I really can't choose! I look forward to being here and joining in the discussions!
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    Thought I’d make a catch-all topic where members can comment on the new season’s shows until it becomes clearer which ones spark enough interest to have their own topics. I’ll post some of my first impressions later today.
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    I won't beat around the bush here. We all know by now what is going on. My intent with creating this thread (I'll admit my own guilt) is to provide one main location for the COVID-19 talk. We've been bleeding it out into at least two other threads I know of (like I said I'm guilty). So feel free to post up your thoughts, gripes, observations, opinions, and any other commentary on the matter here. Keep politics off the table - as usual, the rules still apply. Another reason I decided to actually have a thread for this is I may pick out some of the commentary (especially from our North American memberbase) to include in the inevitable historical summary we are going to have to write at work. If that happens, I'll contact those individuals privately (there was going to be a contest, but I got smacked on the hand by my Chain of Command) - but the main reason remains to centralize the conversation a bit more. As always, stay safe, stay well, wash your hands, and if you're sick - stay on your own property.
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    See , i drew something , but it looks horrible but since i used my time , imma enter it
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    This VR experience of The Starry Night takes my breath away. You can use your mouse on PC to look around the scene but I prefer using a cell.
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    Konnichiwa, minna-san. I've been sort of updating my anime sites lately so I thought of looking for anime-related forums and I stumbled upon this place. Looks like it's a pretty active one with a good number of users, which is a very nice thing. With work and life out there (and the ruddy COVID-19, if I may), looking out for every single anime is no longer a luxury. However, I still try to watch some especially since I studied Nihongo and I don't want to entirely lose it. Lately I just caught up to One Piece (man, will it ever end?) and proceeding to the final season of Fairy Tail. Then I'll probably head over to Black Clover while waiting for the final season of Shingeki no Kyojin. Anybody has suggestions on what I should be watching these days? Slice of life is also nice.
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    well, we currently have no income because of employers laying people off and/or giving people unpaid leave, theres only like two grocery stores to choose from here and they're all always out of stock because people are hoarding, and our local fire department has to distribute food because people are starving. stuff like this only goes to show how selfish people really are during disaster. i consider ourselves lucky because we know how to take care of ourselves and create our own food during times like this, with sourdough starters and the garden and all. the bank has a hold on mortgages atm so we arent at risk of losing our home right now either. ive heard that a lot of people are dealing with abuse or mental problems because of isolation, but our biggest problem right now is food.
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    Looks like I've arrived here. I haven't used forums in a while, so I decided to give this one a shot since anime is one of my main interests... Not sure if I'll be very active here, but we'll see what happens.
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    Tomorrow morning's smoothie prep is done. Trying a new blend: sweet potato, beets, parsnips, carrot, banana, arugula, mango, & pineapple sprinkled with flaxseed. Truth be told, some of these smoothies don't taste the best but I'm heck bent & determined to have the Fort Knox of immune systems against this COVID-19 crud. I'll probably have it with a few slices of avocado toast, an egg white omelet, & maybe an apple for some extra fiber. Working overtime these next few days so I need some good fuel.
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    Hello, and welcome to AF~ I hope you enjoy your time here. Hopefully it will provide a little distraction during the quarantine~
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    Oh...my...Goodness!!! WANT!!!
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    I'm currently back at home with my university studies seemingly on hold for the forseeabe future. I'm in a lucky position as I have a fair chunk of student loan to fall back on, plus savings if worst came to worst. Others are not so fortunate. The UK is likely to follow a similar course to Italy and Spain due to the slow initial response of our government. The economic impact of Covid-19 will be far more damaging than the actual virus and will persist longer than it too. People think that C-19 has caused this economic crisis, but in reality it has only catalysed an already existing issue. There was going to be a major crisis before 2030 and it's just come sooner than expected. It'll be the same again - bail out the banks, a few $Trillion to big business, workers/vulnerable/unemployed told to grit their teeth and pull through as best they can. A sorry state of affairs, and perhaps something we may be experiencing a lot more over the next century. I'll try and be optimistic though and say that this crisis could spur on the radical political and economic changes the globe needs.
  13. 3 points
    I read this as 'gravity was my first exposure to homosexuality' and was quite confused
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    I work in what is classified as an "essential" industry here in the US so my job is safe for the time being. A manager where I work came up with the brilliant idea of having shirts made that say 'I'm Essential' on them & honestly, it made my stomach turn. How distasteful can you be? People in our community are getting laid off left & right, businesses that people have put their all into are being closed down, & this idiot wants to run around town wearing a shirt that literally rubs it in their faces...good grief! As for myself, I've got savings & I'm in good health. I'm also listening to the experts & keeping my distant from others. Stay safe, everyone!
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    I've got quite a few passions but my main ones at the moment are community involvement i.e. advocacy for issues like homelessness, human trafficking, child abuse, mental health awareness, etc., improving my health & getting in better shape, learning different languages, music, scary pc games, cooking, and anime.
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    I'm honestly wondering how my country, Austria, is doing compared to other countries. We border Italy and had the first cases of infected some weeks ago and since then a steady rise of infected. We had an exponential growth, then we went into lock-down and since then an almost linear rise. That's odd, since as long we are not flattening, which would happen before a decline in cases, i.e. more cured than newly infected, the rise would still be exponential except somewhat slower. Also, while many people have respected the lock down so far and we didn't see any people panic buying anything (just a couple of idiots but nothing extreme like in other countries) its odd to see especially older people sitting in cafes in the cities. I guess they're the first one to not believe the media and shout "Fake news" and "hoax" and what not. (despite the media over here reporting the situation fairly well and neutral... if we ignore the tabloids) I guess in this regard it's no surprise that many of the confirmed cases are people above 60, although that might also be the case because predominately more serious cases are being tested. Locking at the stats, we've done barely over 35 000 tests in total. Germany has been doing hundreds of thousand of tests per week. (However, the tests per 100 000 citizens is almost the same... I just don't know what that means for a pandemic...) If we assume that every country is just x weeks behind earlier infected countries like Italy (which typically holds true for countries with similar measures) we should have a surge in deaths in a few days to one week, while Germany probably still has some time (despite the high number of infected. They just do a lot of tests compared to other countries). Countries like Spain, France and the US are going to be interesting. 3 countries where the virus could spread for weeks until the governments started doing something... they'll probably have a rough time in 2 - 4 (ish) weeks. I just hope that these countries see Italy as an example of what could happen if they don't do enough... so far it doesn't seem so. Yeah, stay at home if you can. Wash your hands regularly at work and after/while you went/are outside. (of buy deinfectants. Or mix high % alc with a drop of bleach or something like that.)
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    Seven Deadly Bins Bitch Hunter Robin
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    mew~? pretty much my old artwork stuff mew~ pretty much where ill upload things now, figured having two gallery is meh, i aint touching the first gallery i made tho'!, so pretty much this is my old and new artwork stuff initially pure .png (no background) means its newly drawn (atleast not 3 years ago from whence i posted this ?!) just like my other album, ill leave a comment on each drawing about what its about or details about it ;o
  20. 2 points
    Saw an Aladdin avy & thought “Yep, gotta be Seshi”
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    I was today-years-old when i found out you could make blogs on this forum. even though i don't think anybody is going to read these! but thats okay. I guess I'll start by going over the goings-ons of this past week. i was very sick this past month, i had all the textbook symptoms pf COVID-19 but can't tell you for sure because i never went to the hospital to get tested. whatever the hell it was, i can tell you id never had anything like it before, and it hurt like hell. i've had a severe case of pneumonia before, where i was coughing up blood and nearly ended up in the hospital, and this wasn't even as severe as that, but somehow worse??? it feels like, suffocating in a room full of air, like a gorillas sitting on your chest. with normal pneumonia its just, the flu, and nonstop coughing, and you're coughing up mucus and other nasties, and that also hurts like hell, but its coming up. with this you could hear it all in my chest when i breathed, but when i would cough, it was dry, and rattled my whole chest, and nothing ever came up. The crap just kept building up in my chest until i couldn't breathe, and i did all these desperate measures to try to clear my airways to try to get it out, because i knew if i didn't, id need to go to the hospital, and we cant afford a hospital bill. it was a few weeks of hell, but i think ive finally shaken it off. the cough still shows up every now and then, and the pressure in my chest is still there, but i think it just kind of really f*cked me up and ive been trying to do breathing exercises to be able to expand my lungs fully again. what i did was go through a crap ton of congestion medication and i got a medicated air humidifier kit, and those things combined helped me cough it up a little bit, but still those things barely did much at all. it was just barely enough to keep me breathing without passing out. in hindsight i probably should have gone to the hospital anyway LOL...it was really bad. but look! here i am, not dead! im sort of ok now! huzzah. my brother's starting homeschooling too, we live in the middle of nowhere in a food desert so what grocery stores we have around are always sold out out of everything, the local community is kind of relying on the farmers for eggs and meat, and we have food drives to donate canned foods for people who have nothing at all. my sisters been helping us find groceries and slipping the stuff we need past the door, out of arm's reach. meanwhile, ive been going absolutely nuts barricaded in my room! i wish i could tell you what i was doing while i was actually sick too, but i honestly don't remember. i was pretty miserable and think i just layed around a lot, like, dying and stuff. i think id occasionally log onto tumblr from my phone and gripe "uhhhhghhhghh i'm dyinngg" and logging out and disappearing for a week hahaha but currently, ive been practicing guitar a bit, someone stole some of my tabs and reposted them on songster or whatever that site is called, which im not too peachy about. (sorry i cant embed this one, but,) SO much stardew valley. so much. i binged that for a week or so, downloaded all the mods i could. i married shane, like i do every time, because idk, every time i see him at the back of that saloon looking like the pathetic POS he is, i can't help but want to help him. he reminds me a lot of myself, and idk, his arc kind of makes me hope the same thing will happen to me some day. how dumb is that! also he loves chickens and hot peppers as much as me, heheh then, when i got bored with that, i moved on to species ALRE, a game i got myself for my birthday. rip to everyone else who have birthdays during the pandemic LOL. everything physical is overpriced, like, everything, even stuff you can't think would benefit in any way by raising prices during a pandemic. but at least steam games are there for you, their price tags don't go up. BTW, species ALRE is this silly evolutionary game where you observe an environment of a specimen that will evolve naturally by survival of the fittest, the genetic mutations that benefit better in it's environment surviving over others that don't, and it ends up in some truly HORRIFIC abominations. an absolutely cursed game, i love it. now, my CURRENT obsession, is python. I built myself a bot that bullies me into doing stuff because uh, im like, severely depressed and forget to take care of myself or do things i enjoy. nobodies probably noticed, but i disappeared from here for a long time, and my bot is the one that told me to come back here for like, idk, social interaction stuff,, it also tells me to drink water, reminds me to eat, (ive packed on a few pounds from the skin and bones i was before, thats healthy, right? oof) it reminds me to play games i used to enjoy..gives me random anime and shows to watch...when nobody cares about you, build something that does, i guess. on the same sort of topic, ive built a generator thats kind of like a dungeons and dragons assistant, that makes npcs and stuff for you. that's pretty nifty! right? ive also been experimenting with making text adventure games, but i doubt id ever get invested enough to do a project that big, but it's always nice to learn how to do things just to say you could. i also, ALSO, learned how to host my own web server on my computer using python, which i explained how you can do yourself on my blog here. (just don't do that planning to do it long term, your internet provider will probably get mad. it's also not safe or secure. just like, do it to temporarily share files with friends.) if you want to host longterm without paying someone to host for you or without buying a business package from your provider, look up Beaker Browser which is another thing im a total huge nerd about. Peer2peer web hosting, whaaat! if you get into that (one of us, one of us,) you can find my own dat link here: dat://97d5c5a9b56da6273edada84d6f1c7b86d4a1b529f381bdcec8fd9c0806ef615/ (if im actually online at the time, anyways.) seriously look up beaker browser and the dat protocol, they're really cool. AND i'm also (sorry, this is the last one) starting the garden this year. It's been bigger every year, so hopefully this'll be a good one. i am worried about my health though, i'm worried i wont be able to upkeep it this year as well as i used to, but, i'm going to try i think. we've got hot peppers, we've got zucchinis, we've got tomatoes, butternut squash! i can't wait to get me some fried zucchini and pickle my own jalapenos. i love some pickled jalapenos on a cheese and egg sandwich with toasted bread. aish, i lied. i also started a sourdough starter that ive been baking with, since the stores don't usually have any yeast these days. yall should look into learning how to maintain those, it's wild yeast that you just get out of the thin air to cook with. it's like a pet! anyway that's how i'm doing...i'm sort of doing, as opposed to like, not doing, like i usually do, anime series ive been binging during all this, too: Nisekoi Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. happy pandemic everyone loll. see you some other time. or maybe i wont, ah oh, and if anybody has any cool names for my bot, that would be cool. i feel weird just saying "my bot" when talking about it. maybe some day ill use this feature to post about something relevant. sorry if this is all over the place, i have ADHD and have trouble trying to articulate literally any coherent thought
  22. 2 points
    Everyone wants to be a journalist these days. Or be listened to as an expert - when really they're experts in the spread of misinformation (whether purposefully or not). Still...I hadn't considered that - it is amusing to see. Guarantee you that was all Decision 2016 stuff. That's all I'll say, so as to not go political. I would argue that as well, considering that the Crusades persecuted a number of individuals that would have been identified as Protestant Christians. But, that's another thing. The point here is that, yes, you are right - there is a history of this kind of thing. What makes it worse now though, I think, is that people have more widespread access to those incorrect statements and inherently will take that information and run with it. There's so much bad information running around on COVID-19 I'm honestly flabbergasted. I haven't seen this much fop-ah since Hurricane Katrina - maybe even 9/11. We're really only hurting ourselves here at this point. @cowboy - I'm sorry to hear how things have been for you. I read your blog post as well. I might be in touch with you about a few things down the road.
  23. 2 points
    Welcome in! Hope you enjoy your time here!
  24. 2 points
    thanks for the welcome dear I appreciate it also feel free to message me and we can share topics about anime together nice keep it low key as possible >_^ Cuuuuutteee!!!
  25. 2 points
    Hello ren , welcome to af hope you like it here
  26. 2 points
    Hello there and welcome to AF hope you enjoy your time here. If you ever want to chat feel free to message.
  27. 2 points
    How is everyone holding up? I hope you all are doing well.
  28. 2 points
    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here My love of anime started back in the late 70s early 80s, though I just got into streaming about 3 years ago. I’ve seen a lot of series over the decades, but there are still “classics” I haven’t, but will offer what knowledge I do have.
  29. 2 points
    Hey, my name's Tahera. I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE MY USERNAME but I don't know how to! Stumbling upon this forum and making an account was just one of those 2am decisions we sometimes make. I've been watching anime for 6 years now, I haven't always been able to watch things I've planned to because I was focused on school and college. Well because of the virus my exams are cancelled and I can finally start! Ok, I hate introducing myself because I never know what to say, everything I've ever known about myself just dips, but I'm looking forward to interacting with people who have similar interests as me!
  30. 2 points
    ugh,, i need to brush my teeth but i ran out of toothpaste. couldn't find any in the stores this week
  31. 2 points
    @RuthisianCodex I agree with a lot of what you wrote. There have been a lot of organizations releasing ads for those who are dealing with domestic violence here. As well as concerns that it may increase as people are social distancing or on quarantine together. Heck, there are even memes now making fun of people who are getting sick of each other (I saw a meme with two dogs growling at each other with a caption "couples during covid") On a happy-ish side note, my mom made a joke about how she expects an increase in birth rates in the future from people being cooped up and bored I've noticed a lot of people on social media doing many socials games with each other on instagram - bingo puzzles and things, a lot of group chats which too have games you can play while video chatting. One of my friends posted about being globally social, because we are seeking communication in other ways to bridge that gap. I was part of a group that would get together every Tuesday night to draw at a pub....drink n draw. Anyways, they have a discord room which we get together to draw now. It's awesome to see people coming together to get that interaction. I have also seen an increase in donations of products. One company I know of is currently making face shields and donating medical supplies that they use (gloves, masks....) to both hospitals and homeless shelters (aviation company). I have also seen an increase of people writing things like "if you need food, please don't be embarrassed...message me and I will help you". I think recognizing there are ways to help without putting ourselves in danger are out there. Although, I will say....seeing people who may not be able to access mental health medications and such yes that would be highly concerning, as are missing appointments on lack of ability to commute or fear of sickness. I do know some offices are offering online or phone sessions at least for the time being, and I do know some pharmacies here are offering delivery assistance. This however, is from my perspective here. We haven't reached a chaotic mode just yet. The worst I see at this point is the strain on health care. We had a lot of changes coming up into policies specifically in the health care sector (gov. trying to save money) and now there is a strong plea to not go ahead with these changes at this time. As for small businesses, Canada is trying to assist by giving grants. A lot of banks are differing payments....the worst they have noticed is renters are not giving a break at all on tenants. A lot of places have had to close strictly on the fact that they can not pay rent while being closed. There have also been a lot of social media shaming to small businesses that remain open but are being strict on hygiene/regulations set out because of covid (like take and go places). It's definitely interesting too see people coming together, but its also interesting to see those who are not and who are bickering over choices. As always, stay safe
  32. 2 points
    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here Azumanga Daioh will always be the definitive SoL series in my opinion. More recently. I really enjoyed Laidback (Yuru) Camp. The recent followup Room (Heya) Camp was rather disappointing (three minutes per episode really isn’t time enough to do anything) & the full season 2 isn’t scheduled until 2021 Some SoL series that mix things up with fantasy elements I recommend Aria (3 seasons), Flying Witch & As Miss Beelzebub Likes It. As far as shonen series, Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) is probably the best. For ones that are actually completed & not too terribly long there’s Buso Renkin and Ushio & Tora.
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    My Japanese is beyond elementary, so I doubt I'll be of any help. Just looking at the image in the Wikipedia page of Nichijou immediately gave me the feeling that it's similar to Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble, which are probably the funniest animes I've watched. Definitely watching this one as well. Thanks for the welcome!
  34. 2 points
    I finished chihayafuru season 3 and it was soo sad ! I'm watching your lie in april and waiting for fruit basket 2 to come out !!
  35. 2 points
    Dude, I’ve never even been to Philadelphia
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    I get the feeling that Hawks’ heart is in the right place, but for whatever reason, instead of being direct about it, he feels the need to act like a smartass & push people’s buttons. Endeavor’s road to redemption won’t (and shouldn’t) be easy. In addition to the emotional & psychological abuse he put his family through, if memory serves there was a comment about him putting his wife in the hospital. The preview for the final ep of the season looks like we’ll see Todoroki’s sister too. It’s pretty clear that it will end setting up Heroes Rising since the movie opens with Endeavor raiding a League of Villains convoy & Hawks plays a minor role towards the end. Any MHA fans should see it when you get a chance, because it’s awesome.
  37. 2 points
    Still watching Tokyo Ghoul and getting into My Hero Academia.
  38. 2 points
    This week I finally finished Shiki & also began & finished Somali and the Forest Spirit! Somali is absolutely adorable!!! Currently watching Boogiepop Phantom.
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    I like your username it makes me happy. no? LOL welcome to the forums! Hope to see you around
  42. 2 points
    Welcome aboard. You are not the first here because of the quarantine, and I am sure you will not be the last. For username stuff, see XII's post. Look forward to seeing you around.
  43. 2 points
    So, I just watched the 1st episode & I'm instantly in love with it! The art style is gorgeous & the music is wonderful so far too. @Ohiotaku *giggles* Somali is just precious to me but she's so full of energy I can see how that could be a bit much to deal with.
  44. 2 points
    Employment is a mess here in Europe as well. While some countries have introduced new temporary laws, such as making it harder to get laid off, getting government funding for business that can't work, or being able to receive social security with much less bureaucratic stuff, it hits businesses all over the place. While there probably is barely anyone who has to starve given social security in the richer countries, it is not an ideal solution for anyone who got laid off or can't find a new job. And that's just the job aspect, not mentioning the health and treatment issues for elderly people or people who can't find midwives but are expecting. Personally it hasn't really affected me, yet. I have to find a new job since my current contract runs out at the end of August though, and I have noticed that barely any new positions have been posted recently (supposedly because all major universities are closed). Will look into creating my own position but even that is difficult since the university departments have their hands full with other stuff. I do know of others who got laid off and said it is close to impossible to find an equivalent job given the crisis.
  45. 2 points
    When I first got here I was reading that Toilet Paper thread. Tough to decide if some of it was distasteful or attempting to be uplifting. As for the virus, my family is currently faq'ed. Both of my parents had to file for unemployment after temp. layoff. We're not sure how we're going to pay some bills. We let go of one of our two cars and my brother was forced to drop his college classes. The store my sister works at closed a few days ago. Yesterday we were planning to go with a cheaper cell service and look into any family that would take us in if we lose the house. I never realized how easily a life can be turned upside down. Not in thought but in actuality. My father looks so worried, I think he's making himself sick.
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    I keep going back to the My Sherona (My Corona) parody when hearing about it, but I figured the direct approach to titles was better for this. haha. But yes, that's generally the point. Online communities are pretty much the thing that's holding most of the younger generations together right now (and even some of the older, though they're less apprehensive about phone calls). On the job front, it really is an interesting time. There's generally a supply surge in job demand, but few willing to take up the risk with everything that's going on. I'm lucky enough to be right in the comfort slot for most of this finance wise. I did the math today and am still sitting on 370+ hours of leave (keeping in mind I'm emergency essential, so am working from home at regular rate right now), 3 months of pay in savings, and am not encountering any hiccups through DFAS. Again though, that's luck/a blessing. There's plenty of others that have their hands tied right now, and it's a nightmare.
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    So guess who just found a fun new video with some delicious new recipes to try? Oh yeah, it's me! On my journey to find new ways to bulk up my breakfasts with a variety of healthy, tasty options I ran across this video on YouTube on 10 ways to make avocado toast. I've never made it before but it's super easy & I think it would be amazing with an egg white omelet maybe stuffed with some sauteed mushrooms or marinated tomatoes(even sun dried tomatoes might work too if they're diced up really small) & a side of mixed fruit or one of my green smoothies! Here is a link to the video:
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    Overall favorite would be Cowboy Bebop. But Space Battleship Yamato will always have a special significance since Star Blazers was the first anime I ever watched.
  50. 2 points
    stardew Valley (Switch) Turns out I didn't say no to Sebastian about having a baby. I was freaking out there for a second. It ended up being a boy and I had no idea what to name him so whatever popped into my head first was what his name would be it; his name is Ben. Two Point Hospital (Switch) Never heard of this game before until recently (even though apparently it's been out for awhile on other consoles, lol). I watched a couple gameplays of it and figured I'd give it a shot myself. Turns out I'm addicted. I absolutely love some of the quirks in the game and it's not impossible to finish the challenges and move onto other hospitals.

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