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  1. 6 points
    Hello again, my fellow anime fans and welcome to this years Spring AF art contest - A Reverse Isekai Challenge! This fun contest is all about bringing your favorite anime characters into your world, instead of you going into theirs. With this in mind, all you have to do is pick a character that you wouldn't normally see in our modern clothes or perhaps a school uniform, and draw them in one instead of their usual outfit. Lets see what we can come up with! If you'd like to participate, do so by replying to this thread with your entry no later than April 15th. This will be a community voted event. The community will vote 1 winning entry to be featured for the remainder of Spring in the art block. 2020 Spring Art Contest Participation badges will be awarded for each participant and can be showcased with the rest of your awards and trophies on your profile. Feel free to discuss this contest and your decision making process in this thread as well. Lets all have fun~
  2. 5 points
    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.
  3. 4 points
    Yesterday, I started talking to a family member about some personal issues that were leading to a lot of stress for them. We got around to improvement suggestions and it seemed to alleviate some of their worries. Especially when it came to addressing better time management habits. Putting things aside to get more rest, balancing hobbies and pre-planning in a manner of priority. The situation got me thinking, there's a lot of people out there that can benefit from a community they visit on a regular basis. That way advice doesn't feel like a fleeting article that's been randomly stumbled upon. Here, you can always come back and communicate your experiences or progress and growth. You can share anything in your life that you're wanting to improve or are in the stages of improving. You can comment about identity, dreams, physical/mental health, employment, potential, talents/abilities, diet and exercise, personality. What works/worked for you, what doesn't. How things have improved or how they haven't. Minor stresses to problematic issues. Perhaps a bit of advice or acknowledgement from a good place/source can have a massive impact? Lately I've been stressing myself out too much. I have decided to set a timer on my cell to jolt me out of the zone when invested in specific hobbies and take a break. Maybe stretch or catch some air. At least until I get used to the idea or it becomes second nature. I'm also dividing time between hobbies and rotating them so many days out of the week. This includes aggressive workouts. The past few months I've had this rather stubborn idea to see where my physical limits are and it's finally taking a toll on my energy and muscle groups. Actually, in dealing with it, I've noticed that the more mentally stressed I am; the more I try to physically shake things off. Lastly, going to cut back on artwork for now, after a few projects that are in progress are done. I've been having terrible neck and wrist pains from the constant work and positioning.
  4. 4 points
    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
  5. 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!
  6. 4 points
    Seven Deadly Bins Bitch Hunter Robin
  7. 4 points
    This list is incredible. Seriously, I'm just going to follow all of your anime suggestions from now on lol!
  8. 4 points
    Pop the whole thing in my mouth Chew Swallow Repeat Favorite flavors: Double Stuf Original & Thin Lemon
  9. 3 points
    Don't get me started on the news media, not just specifically in this case but in general. It might be because they lost a lot of business in the last decades, but it seems to me that even long standing quality news outlets, in English or some other languages, are starting to become more click-bait enthusiasts. I find this negligent at best when it comes to things like pandemics, and the current one is no exception. Anyway, one thing that I personally enjoy seeing (but others might disagree) is that many people are having virtual conferences where they are interrupted by their kids or pets I think many might recall that one interview some years ago where the toddlers stormed into the room of, I think, a political analyst I saw something similar today with people here who work in the same field the reason I enjoy this is because it adds the person to the profession (not in every case of course). Now, I am quite lackluster when it comes to 'professionalism' in general, but even disregarding that I generally do not treat people as a working unit who has to do their job. It doesn't matter if it is someone at the DMV or a salesperson, I always try to see the workers as people with complex life backgrounds. Adding things like pets just makes this more obvious and hilarious I think
  10. 3 points
    You have to learn how to market your degrees. That's not just history or art history - it's every degree. Liberal arts in general does a poor job preparing a student for a perspective employer. Art History teaches you plenty about the craft and history, but usually does a piss-poor job of teaching you about the job field. The main reason I didn't have issues is because we had an over-active and heavily involved director that demanded all students take internships prior to graduation. It was actually a requirement. That helped immensely. My internship was with Installation Management Command (IMCOM), and then I got picked up as an actual employee by another command.
  11. 3 points
    Omg lol, then I'm Stunning Fox Upgrade My name ends in A but starts with an N
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  13. 3 points
    I'm pretty passionate about art and games. Also upcoming anime(s) (Duh) But if it's about something more specific then I'd say Astronomy and Archeological stuffs. There's just always something very soothing and interesting about them. Like how big is this universe and how you don't have the knowledge of it. And curiosity will just get you hyped up. Not only that It's also very beautiful. It's something you can't find anywhere else unless you look up. As for Archeology, The secrets of this earth yet to be unsolved, Doesn't it make everything super interesting? (At least it does for me) Like how many tribes were there, What kind of Culture they had, What belief they took themselves into, What magical things that they witnessed, What sort of World was it back then. I think if there's some other thing I'm passionate about then it's Art. I like drawing. That's just pretty much it. I find it relaxing enough to put me out of stress. Even though sometimes it can be source of stress when you hit artblock. (Sorry I guess I'm a little too talktive because of the quarantine)
  14. 3 points
    Life has a funny way of catching up to you. The same people who are going to these Corona parties and on spring break trips are the same ones getting infected from the virus and these clout chasers as well are really just making themselves look like total idiots for their really beyond reckless and selfish decisions. Can't say that i feel sympathy at all towards idiots who are trying to make everyone elses lives even more miserable then it already should be.
  15. 3 points
    a screenshot of a little wip sci fi game ill probably never finish
  16. 3 points
    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.
  17. 3 points
    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.
  18. 3 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.
  19. 3 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.
  20. 3 points
    Hello ~ I'm Maple ( not my real name ) I just registered here and I hope to make friends with minnnaa uwu so let's get along please ? By the way I wanna ask if you guys know the anime Libra of Nil Admirari apparently it's so pretty to me uwu that I ended making a fanfiction on it uwu HAHAHA that's all hope to make friends with everyone heree ~
  21. 3 points
    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.
  22. 3 points
    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.
  23. 3 points
    Oh...my...Goodness!!! WANT!!!
  24. 3 points
    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.
  25. 3 points
    I read this as 'gravity was my first exposure to homosexuality' and was quite confused
  26. 3 points
    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!
  27. 3 points
    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.)
  28. 3 points
    Sailor Moan Steins;Mate Dr. Slum
  29. 3 points
    Oh neat, I like the concept. I hope I'll find some time to join
  30. 3 points
    Went for a drive today just to get out & clear my head. My city is beginning to look like a ghost town with businesses closing down left & right & very few people out & about. This is just becoming very surreal & extremely worrying. Hope everyone on this forum is doing well.
  31. 3 points
    Definitely feeling weird with how things are going right now. Looking forward to some more normalcy here hopefully soon. Its also been such a busy week, I feel out of the loop. Out of the life loop haha. I hope everyone is doing alright and taking care of themselves. Take this time to re-eval life Here's a creepy cat dog thing to add to this strange day.
  32. 3 points
    Greetings, and welcome to Anime Forums! I hope you enjoy your stay~
  33. 3 points
    Toilet paper shmoilet paper.
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  35. 3 points
    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here As a fan of Demon Slayer, you might like a series called Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Likewise since you enjoyed the original FLCL, I would recommend Darling in the Franxx & Planet With.
  36. 3 points
    Going to place under spoilers so that none of your precious eyes fall out, looking upon this wall of text. @Anime loveer @RZ. @The History Kid Lastly, I love you all. It's easy to overlook the types of struggles we're going through, individually. Not from intended neglect but because we're out here, trying to do our thing as best as we can. Your toils are recognized! Big or small.
  37. 3 points
    I think everyone by now had heard of the virus . Staying at home is pretty boring , all i can pretty much do is , be on my computer , watching anime or youtube , reading or drawing . All of times are like eating , sleeping or doing work . It canceled a lot of things , like a trip that was supposed to be today for me . Just saying , everyone , Stay safe , and find something to do ,and very importantly . DON"t be with people who are sick !!
  38. 3 points
    thought this does a decent job of an overview of covid-19. a bit simplified but overall well done for about 8 minutes
  39. 3 points
    On their own I take on side off, eat the side without filling, then the side with filling. I've recently discovered the art of crushing them up and sprinkling them on ice cream though so perhaps that's my prefered method
  40. 3 points
    I work in leisure/entertainment and currently experiencing a heavy drop in hours due to the virus so either way I have extra free time. Im in a mood for something lighthearted and Himouto! Umaru-chan has been on the list for a while. I heard things about Your lie in April and Nichijou. I also need to see the latest season of My Hero Academia. Understandingly my anime society has closed its doors for a while and I have been really into Seven Deadly Sins so I can enjoy the rest at my own pace rather than waiting every week.
  41. 3 points
    In my lowest, during holiday; the cold of Winter. I sat in silence near a busy stream. The air that filled my lungs with a sudden calm seemed so ancient to me. It was here that I thought of my father. It’s been so long but I remember following right behind him, up the cliffside and to a towering summit. He could have said something, anything, but he did not. He just took a deep breath and listened. As the snow collected on my shoulders and the wind raced by, I heard my father’s voice. In the form of wild things—then I understood. I heeded and thought where the quiet had lifted. And there were many things being said.
  42. 3 points
    Welcome to le forums. I hope you enjoy your stay here. If you have any questions , feel free to ask anyone else but me because I'm lazy like that.
  43. 3 points
    I love LOVE reading! Personally, I've always been a physical copy type of girl and rather not get a digital copy/e-reader. AND, I will buy books I love however, I do have a library card because... that **** is expensive....(I'd be broke with all the books I'd want to buy lol). When I was younger I had lived in Vancouver for a solid two years after that I wanted to move back home and needed to lug all of my books back with me. I never realized how much I loved reading until I had 3 suitcases of books and a duffel bag of clothing. *Priorities* I don't mind audio books, they're usually my go to when I can't sleep or have a long drive ahead of me....can't...use my hands ^^; When I was in University, I always felt a little like Hermione from Harry Potter, as I would usually be done most of my textbooks before the course truly started. I am a fairly fast reader and like to have a varied selection of books on the go. I can be a slightly annoying person when I get into a good book - my sister used to get angry at me as I would usually ignore everything around me until I was completed a story. Basically, I'm really good at ignoring the world around me when I have my nose in a good article or story. I'm always inspired by the authors of novels and how much research that must go into their work. I mean to create such captivating stories you must know a decent amount of a topic to be able to describe places, situations and actions. For example, you can't write a believable story about a climber if you know nothing about climbing, or it would be a pretty empty story line with no body. I always thought it would be such a fascinating job to become a writer because it gives you an outlet to learn as much as you can and share that knowledge in a variety of ways, although, I have always felt a disconnect from idea to paper. Those who are creative enough to come up with an idea and then bring that idea to fruition - you're amazing in my eyes and I thank you everyday. Here's a short list of some books I've read this past year - keep in mind, I read almost everything haha so it might not be up your alley (no particular order) - An Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman) "Series" - Deadly Outbreaks (by Alexandra Levitt) - The Memory Illusion (by Julia Shaw) (really neat book, read if you like to learn about memory in the use of crime, and whether or not its possible to implant memories on people) - Sleeping Beauties (by Stephen King) - Death by Video Games (by Simon Parkin) - The Rules of Magic (by Alice Hoffman) - The Bone Season (by Samantha Shannon) "Series" Mime order - How Can I help? A Week in My Life as A Psychiatrist (by David Goldbloom) - The View from the cheap seats (by Neil Gaiman) - The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern) - The Goldfinch (by Donna Tartt) - An Orchestra of Minorities (by Chigozie Obioma) - Lost Connections (by Johann Hari) - Sapiens (by Yuval Harari) General Recommendations: - Margaret Atwood is my favorite author .....so anything? haha - Haruki Murakami another fav auth (start with 1Q84) I also really enjoy poetry authors I would recommend (and are probably already known) - Rupi Kaur - B. Abbott (I have High Poet Society, but he has two books now I think?) - Lang Leav - John Donne Anyways, maybe I'll add more posts about books :3 I feel like, getting to know a person's reading list, really lets you get to know the person. And of course, here's a pic I am currently working on
  44. 3 points
    A little late but I have a few suggestions. If looking for something similar to Arjuna, try Magic Knight Rayearth. It has similar pacing, is a magical girl type, and similar art. Then if you like Rayearth, consider giving Ronin Warriors a try. It's art style is very close to Rayearth and although not a magical girl type, it is a true classic. For something like Solty Rei (I loved that anime!), try Outlaw Star for starters and possibly Galaxy Railways. You have a scifi/space opera component and older looking graphics.
  45. 3 points
    Less worried about Corona Virus than what people are capable of doing when they’re scared.
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  47. 3 points
    Having meetings at work for contingency planning in case we get quarantined. Oh boy....
  48. 3 points
    hello!!!! i'm Adriano Rekik a new member with you , i love animes and i always want to know more about them and i need your help to find some animes
  49. 3 points
    my neighbor's husband went to our local walmart and the shelves were empty. this older man had the last three packages of toilet paper and wouldn't give anyone who actually needed them. the husband snatched the toilet paper and walked off. its so bad down in florida. luckily my boyfriend buys them in bulk on a regular basis online (cheaper than buying them from the store). im just so confused as to why people are stocking up on toilet paper? like. what does it have to do with the virus? i can understand cleaning supplies. i guess people are hoarding up just in case they have to stay inside for a long period of time? i've no idea
  50. 3 points
    I think it's a good idea to cover this within the workforce. Simply just for preparation's sake. It's unbelievable how unhygienic some people can be. This is kind of grey area for me because I lived a few blocks away from where individuals with COVID-19 were placed in quarantine. Not to mention someone walked out of the place without discharge and began infecting others. We had another case that led to a major shopping center to be down for a day of sterilization, and it was within walking distance of my former residence. I moved not too long ago but family in the area say it's causing a stir. Not just with empty shelves and bad temperament but with a genuine domino effect from the disease itself. We took those with COVID-19 into a heavily populated hospital and stuck them in rooms ordinarily used for TB patients. Some of them were let go from work due to the lengthy quarantine period (that may end up being extended) and I can't imagine people financially hurting from this. The cherry on the cake was that this hospital was already dealing with a bad flu season. I can see why people are in a panic though. COVID-19 was taken pretty casually until it actually started becoming a major issue in some areas. I mean, one cruise liner doing more bad than good; under the worst decision making possible — wasn't enough. People still had the invincibility mentality and vacationed anyway, until the disease fell upon a second ship. Then they're out there complaining to their government and demanding already overworked staff to treat them ASAP. To example the power of negligence. The majority of the scare comes from little to no treatment structure for those that might be impacted with underlying health issues and no vaccination. With a promise scope of a year before such a thing might be possible. A few days ago, I heard a guy say "out of sight out of mind" which I feel is the more prominent vibe in most. I'm not so sure if that's a good approach? I know SARS had a much larger mortality rate but COVID-19 is highly communicable, leaving a lot of people out of commission longer. Even getting re-infected a second time. Don't know how it might impact economic costs if the disease starts to spread at a rate that can't be manageable in certain departments. It's also unknown at this time if the disease may mutate between now and any vaccination completion. Considering not too long ago they just discovered that the survival period of the disease on contact surfaces might be much longer. Serious irresponsibility from people end up creating more tension, I think. Like the Pope coughing all over his hands and then proceeding to shake and kiss with others by the masses. Before getting a proper diagnosis. Governments proposing to be prepared and simultaneously struggling with their lack of staff and products. We also have fake reports and information, store owners that are price gouging and a possibility of medication manufactured in China having delay issues. Personally, I'll be cautious without being too paranoid. Only because there's no vaccination and my grandmother lives with me. She is already immensely compromised and it would not do her well to catch this. I would also worry that I won't be able to take care of her or my pets, if it happens to hit me in some severe way. I can't even be positive how this might effect my job. So I have other people and situations around me that I'm considering. I'd like to respect how serious it is/might be for those in poverty or those less likely to receive immediate medical attention. Let alone live where hygiene and sanitization are a priority. It might not be all that critical for some but it is for others. Where doctors are said to pass out on the floors from exhaustion, and disabled children/children in general with no other guardians, are a huge concern. Additionally heard that the U.S. failed containment measures and are now looking into ways to preserve national health and economy efforts? Could be hogwash but it's getting more difficult to take public information with assurance these days. If anything, this is a real trial to look attentively at. What's considered ridiculous now will be tenfold when something more threatening comes along. People continue to prove that they're not entirely ready for such a thing. Other than that, my toilet paper is doing just fine. Thanks for asking.

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