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  1. Spanish Words.

    Pero mi pato es muy guapo.
  2. Self Care: Let's Talk About Mental Illness

    Growing up for me was not a good experience. From the age of 9 I had suicidal thoughts, I felt pain for reasons I never really understood. For a long time I had a long scar on my left arm from when I thought I was trying to commit suicide. I was bullied extremely often in school for being short, which led to me not having many friends if at all. I was 3 feet tall at the age of 12 (I'm now 5'7", one hell of a growth spurt). Between being a social outcast and my dad being fairly abusive emotionally, I really didn't learn how to start socializing until after high school. The one positive thing I gained from my experience is that if I encounter a problem I just run at it until it's fixed, and if one way doesn't work, I evaluate what's going on. In 2010 I started dating someone who would tell me occasionally that she didn't know if she loved me, so that messed with my mind, she dumped me in late 2011, and I really had a hard time getting over that, my issues with depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings really ramped up because I didn't have the social skillset to reach out to anyone. 2016 I tried doing summer sales one summer and my depression got incredibly severe that I got sent home so the company I was selling for wouldn't be liable. I took a few weeks to recuperate with my family and I really just put myself to work until I bought my first house, and the emotional high I got from that kept me going for a few months until I started dipping back into unhealthy habits (not eating, not sleeping, not doing laundry often enough, not socializing in church activities). At the end of 2017 I started taking meds for depression, and while it helped, I just felt mute and everything was in gray. I didn't feel anything different, it's just that my emotions were quieter. Going into 2018 I stopped to self reflect about what my problems were. I thought about what was happening to me and I considered if I actually had depression or not, because there are some mental illnesses have depression as a symptom. After some research, the one thing that resonated with me was hypersexuality. The traits and characteristics of that illness seems to fit me. Now, after knowing this and accepting this idea, I've become much better mental health wise. It's an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but I don't feel any shame in saying I'm a hypersexual, because it's true, and now I can take better care of myself because of it. I guess the thing I really want to say is that once you accurately come to terms with whatever your struggle is, and recognizing that it's truly a part of your life, you can begin to treat it or move on from it. I'm not trying to invalidate anyone's struggle, but make sure that you're treating the source of your mental illness and not simply the symptoms. If anyone would ever like to talk about what they are going through, I'm more than happy to listen. That's another thing I've found that helps me. Helping others helps me as well.
  3. Spanish Words.

    My favorite phrase in spanish is "Quieres comprar un Pato?"
  4. "Shooty Gunny Movies"

    Desert Punk isn't a movie but there's still lots of shooty gunnys
  5. Candidate comment opportunity

    So wednesdays are my only days off ever. The last time I did this I felt like it was worthwhile for the two candidates who took me up on the offer so I'm going to do the same thing again this week. I'm going to be available for most of the day on wednesday, so if you are looking to get some attention on your candidate threads, comment in this topic on what times during the day you'll be available and I'll make sure that I'm available at that time. I play Warframe, Overwatch, and League of Legends, and I'm open to other games as well so long as they are free to play, I really want this to be about you guys. I hope to hear back from some candidates.
  6. Chocolate cake

    This is worth mentioning. My roommate came out of her room in only a blanket, ate some cake, said it was good, and went back to bed.
  7. Chocolate cake

    So, listen up guys. Lately I've had a hankerin, the rumblies in my tumblies. The only cure for this is something that many of you would dare not consider. There are people who say it's unnatural and that it should never be done There are people who say I'm a terrible, awful human being for even wanting such an absurdity However, my need grows stronger. So I must satisfy it. Today I made Chocolate Cake With MAYONNAISE That's right, this forum post is dedicated to Chocolate Mayonnaise cake. There's the obvious question of "why would you ever put those two things together?" The answer of which is simple, because it's delicious. Let's get one thing clear. I hate mayonnaise as a condiment. It's gross, and disgusting to me, yet in the context of this cake, I love it. First, a little science stuff Mayonnaise is an emulsified form of oil and eggs, two common ingredients that are commonly found in cakes as well as an acid of some sort to help stabilize the mixture. The water inside of the eggs and the oil serve as a base of the mixture, while the fatty parts of the egg, known as lecithin (which is amphiphilic, a cool word that means it binds to polar and non polar molecules, aka oil and water) and the proteins inside of the yolk help to emulsify the mixture. As acid is added to the emulsion, the more oil can be emulsified without the mixture breaking (when the oil and water separates). Think of emulsion as people are going to a birthday party, and everyone loves the birthday person, but might not like each other. The Lecithin provides the house where the birthday party is, and the acid can make the house bigger (to a point, the water within the acid is still polar by nature, and there can only be so many friends at the party), and the only rule is that if you are going to be in the house, you have to get along. So they all talk about how they love the birthday person and keep it at that. Utilizing this method, you can emulsify lots of things. A plain butter sauce for example, is just butter and water, which normally would separate, but the milk solids within the butter is the birthday person, who is amphiphilic, so naturally, the water and the clarified portions of the butter like the birthday person. So, given that the mayonnaise, comprised of oil and eggs, is simply those two things and nothing more, it's only natural to assume that mayonnaise within a cake batter makes sense. Especially since the cake then becomes more moist and soft, mostly due to the broken down protein structures within the mayonnaise that you wouldn't find in regular eggs. Here are some pictures I took making this cake. The essential ingredient Mix it with everything into the cake pan we go The final product, it's more dense than I want it to be, but it's still very delicious. And of course, some spatula licking, no cake making is ever complete without it. I also need to shave Now for the recipe. I actually stole this from epicurious because I'm not a baker and anytime I've tried to wing it, it's always failed. Even today, I failed a bit because I adjusted the recipe, but the cake is still really good. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chocolate-mayonnaise-cake-358241 INGREDIENTS 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 3/4 cups boiling water 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise (do not use reduced-fat or fat-free) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract PREPARATION For cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour three 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Combine chopped chocolate and cocoa powder in medium metal bowl. Add 1 3/4 cups boiling water and whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder into another medium bowl.Using electric mixer, beat both sugars and mayonnaise in large bowl until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with chocolate mixture in 3 additions, beating until blended after each addition and occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Divide batter among prepared cake pans (about 2 1/3 cups for each). Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 30 to 32 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on racks 20 minutes. Run small knife around sides of cakes to loosen. Carefully invert cakes onto racks and let cool completely.
  8. Intro: Wolf

    Welcome, hope you enjoy your time here
  9. Oklahoma meetup??

    I'd be interested, I drive in Dallas for Lyft quite often. Though chances are I'll be working when you will want to meet up.
  10. My Current Take on League

    As far as breaks go, I pretty much took a 2 month break, and it's been very rejuvenating for me, I'm looking forward to getting back to league, so maybe you just need a bit of a longer break? As far as the state of the game itself, I feel like a lot of the players are just as toxic as before and the problem only continues to get worse. IMHO, riot doesn't give a shit about the toxic community, if they did, they would implement extremely more severe penalties for a great deal of things. One of my biggest griefs about ranked, which goes back to what you guys were talking about, you automatically get punished completely if you lose, regardless of how well you did, and you automatically get rewarded, even if you did awful. It's pretty silly how bad that system is, especially with people exploiting the game through boosting.
  11. Realm Royale

    My roommate wants me to get into this game, I enjoyed the few games I've played
  12. Monthly Art Drawing~~ [poro champions!]

    Blackfrost Anivia
  13. MadCast League Season II

    I think this would be fun, but I think I'd have too many issues with my work scheduled to participate, best of luck to everyone.
  14. Discord Bot requests/suggestions

    I think it would also be good to have an info bot. One with specific requests or commands to help people navigate the server where they should go. I think the bots are also capable of notifying admins of new people as well, might be a useful function
  15. And this is why you don't gank Faker mid

    I didn't know you're able to dodge reksai ult