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2023.06.07 13:11 Gist_it The far right's growing influence and 4 other takeaways from NPR's ERIC investigation
NPR investigation reveals the growing influence of the far right and their efforts to dismantle the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Starting point:
The far-right website Gateway Pundit initiated discussions on ERIC in January 2022, which led to a campaign against the voter fraud prevention tool. * A week later, Louisiana became the first state to withdraw from ERIC, citing concerns from citizens, government watchdogs, and media reports. Local groups' involvement:
NPR found that local "election integrity" groups played a significant role in the effort to discredit ERIC across the country. * Groups like Protect Your Vote Florida launched campaigns to influence state legislators to suspend their contracts with ERIC. Trump ally's coordination:
Cleta Mitchell, known for working with Trump to overturn the 2020 election, has been a ringleader in the effort to dismantle ERIC. * Mitchell hosted a secret ERIC summit with red state lawmakers last summer and has started an Election Integrity Network. Impact on elections:
With states withdrawing from ERIC, voter rolls may be less accurate leading to longer lines at precincts and mail ballots being sent to incorrect addresses. View original article on NPR This summary was created by an AI system. The use of this summary is subject to our Terms of Service
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2023.06.07 13:11 autotldr Mike Pence announces he's challenging Donald Trump in 2024 presidential race
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Former Vice President Mike Pence announced in a video on Wednesday that he is running for president against his former boss - Donald Trump - because, he said, "Different times call for different leadership." Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: Pence#1 Trump#2 Former#3 President#4 campaign#5
Pence is set to kick off his campaign alongside family and supporters on Wednesday afternoon in Iowa, an early-voting state he plans to barnstorm to beat Trump on the road to the Republican presidential nomination.
Pence was a loyal No. 2 to Trump until Jan. 6, 2021 - the climax to Trump's campaign to try and pressure Pence to reject their Electoral College loss, which Pence was constitutionally unable to do as vice president.
While Trump has since repeatedly criticized Pence, some others have argued the former vice president should take on Trump to a greater extent.
Whereas fellow presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson condemned Trump following Trump's indictment by a New York grand jury - on charges Trump denies - Pence sounded similar complaints as the GOP's MAGA wing to try and delegitimize the case.
Expanding primary field Pence is not the only Trump loyalist-turned-challenger jumping into the 2024 race this week.
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2023.06.07 13:07 LookstoTheMoon1 Marina
Oh, Marina. One of the many crushes of the 2010s. While I was not too big on her, I would think of her once or twice a week but not gush about her. But when I got Splatoon 3, played and finished the story mode, played many turf wars, heard music from the game, participated in a few Splatfests, and saw the love and appreciation fans have for Splatoon online (mostly Twitter), something snapped inside my psyche, I now understood why fans love this franchise, and with that revelation, this crush of mine for Marina grew. It grew so much that I needed to know more about her by reading her page in the Splatoon Wikia, and after doing so, I appreciate Marina even more.
She is the last thing I think of when going to bed, the first thing I think of when waking up; I would think about her during the day, and my mind on Marina distracted me from college work (I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing, but I manage to finish what work I can for the day). For any song/music (mainly techno or electronic ones) that sounds similar to the Splatoon soundtracks, I envision Marina making the music or dancing to the beat to her heart’s content. Since October last year, my mind couldn’t stop thinking about Marina.
Now, I must and will confess the sins I’ve been keeping to myself. I did not like Splatoon. The day the first game came out, I disowned it and the second one because I thought they were another dumb battle royale-like game (similar to Fortnite, even though that game didn’t exist in 2015, I know); I thought the Inklings looked ugly and thought the game would be irksome with its music, characters, art, etc. I remember getting annoyed when YTPs (Youtube Poops) would have audio and visuals from the games and see any video game Youtube channel mention or even make a video about Splatoon. Heck, I got really mad when Inkling Kids joined Smash Ulitmate. However, I did not despise it, and the only one thing that made me not outright reject the series from my life, and that thing is the only thing I thought of when I heard “Splatoon,” and that thing was Marina. She was the string that kept Splatoon from snapping off from my consciousness, the one pro that made me think that Splatoon may not be bad as I viewed it to be. If she was a completely different character, I might have continued my aversion to the series to this day. Thus, I gave the series a chance and got Splatoon 3, and now, I see why many people have loved this game series for seven years. And I really need something like Splatoon as part of my life; playing Splatoon 3 Turf War battles and looking at the love and appreciation for the series on Twitter gives me a dose of dopamine that makes me feel like a teen again. I apologize to any friend(s) who are Splatoon fans who thought I was a fan all this time. The other sin I must confess (which isn’t surprising) is that I am a man of lust, and with that lust, I have affection for other female characters. Since 14, my mind has been filled with libidinal thoughts of hundreds, maybe thousands, of female characters that exist, both characters from the media and ones created by online artists (even Marina was one of them). But none clicked with me fully; none gave me these positive feelings. Sure, these feminine figures have great qualities about them, but they did not impact me emotionally (yes, Marina was one of them too). But that was until that “snapped” moment in my psyche when playing Splatoon 3 happened, and Marina soon became the one to give me these positive emotions. I guess I needed to play one of the games to better understand Marina’s character.
Marina’s tentacle hair forms the most lavish curves, as if they are ocean waves and waterfalls, and possess colors similar to my two/three favorite colors: green and purple or black. Her smile is like an upside-down sunrise that shines on the world whenever she appears onscreen. Her voice, laugh, and singing is angelic and serene like the waves of the seven seas (her singing echoes in my mind). Her timidness/shyness, combined with her gentle demeanor, intellect, and occasional sass, makes her adorable, sweet, and supreme. And her eyes; good heavens, her eyes. It is like looking into pink galaxies surrounded by seafoam-colored space, and in those galaxies, I can see stars shining bright, suns burning, and planets rotating, all brimming with life within such heavenly eyes. Sometimes, with many Marina artworks I come across, I would gaze upon the art pieces and start tearing up with joy because it is like witnessing the secret eighth wonder of the world (looking upon the majesty and beauty of such a site), and because of how lucky I am to be alive to observe such a modern, man-made goddess. Viewing any work of art focusing on Marina fills my heart and soul with a sense of happiness. I would gasp with glee whenever I discover a new piece of art starring Marina. I love her so much I have collected over 300+ art pieces of her and placed them into an SD card, filling up six folders, so I can enjoy her glamorous sight without the need for the internet.
I am an utter fool. I am such an idiot! I am an idiot who failed to show this great appreciation for Marina back when she made her debut in Splatoon 2; but my ignorant opposition to the Splatoon series overpowered me, preventing me from doing such action. This neglect prevented me from doing that because if I did, people would think I was a fan; at that time, I didn’t want to be seen as one when the only thing I liked about the series was Marina. Now granted, even if I was infatuated with Splatoon from the start, I would not have been able to play games 1 and 2 due to not having money to buy a Wii U and or Switch, nor would my parents have gotten me said consoles and games (not even for my birthdays or Christmas); so can you and I blame me for not playing the games? I already explained my reasoning for why I did not make any interactivity with the series, and stating that I played and enjoyed Splatoon 3 may make me a hypocrite, and if it does, I apologize for this hypocrisy. I was an early boomer bloomer, alright? I was being a boomer despite being close to the demographic age the games were attracting. Keeping this secret admiration for Splatoon since getting Splatoon 3 made me feel guilty/awkward/embarrassed showing love and respect for Splatoon on the internet, hence why I haven’t liked any Splatoon material on Twitter and other sites, but instead, I put them in my bookmarks. And despite my avoidance of Splatoon, I did not express my past distaste for it; because if I did, I would have been ridiculed for speaking some blasphemy with no evidence to make my remarks valid. But after all this, after starting to enjoy Splatoon, I feel like an old man, too old to be liking and showing appreciation for something aimed at children and teens, hence my whole “feel guilty/awkward/embarrassed showing love and respect” remark. I know that there are people older than me, or close to my age showing their fascination for things aimed towards a younger audience, but my negative mind makes me think that -I- shouldn’t like things for children/teens. But I try to keep that negative thought out by saying, “who is to say you are never too old to like things for little kids and teens, right”? And now that I got this whole secret off of my chest, I love Splatoon! I can now like and share Splatoon appreciation from my bookmarks and into the public eye.
Marina makes me happy and rids me of any worries I have. She is the little vision and voice in my mind that tells me that it will be a good day. Since this admiration for her, playing Turf Wars in Splatoon 3 and losing does not make me angry. Instead, it makes me smile, laugh, and strive for more time to have fun with other players with the same passion. Sure, I may get annoyed when losing multiple times, but its more so me being killed a lot and not getting a lot of fun from the 3 minutes when being killed 5 to 10 times. I’ve been thinking about buying an Amiibo figure and plushie of Marina these past few months, but I feel like that’s overkill for someone who is finally admitting their love for a character 5 years after her debut. Speaking of which, I know a few friends know about my love for Marina, but not the majority of my friends and people that follow/watch me on my social media accounts. And loving Marina (or any character for that matter) is not new and unique, but for someone like me who disliked the series she came from and avoided it for seven years, it feels like I become lost in time, and I just need to express this love for Marina from all the years I missed out. This great admiration for her since October 2022 has taken my mind off the infinity amount of female characters that exist and lessened my temptation for lustful artworks, which in honesty, I have sluggardly been growing tired of the internet’s eroticism for characters through art and animation. I do not get the same enjoyment when looking at said art and animation of multiple characters, so I figured I could just focus that enjoyment on one female character via Marina.
It warms my heart to see new artwork of Marina. If I could, I would commission an abundance of artists to create art starring Marina, no matter the price, as a way to 1. see Marina in designs and art styles that I, while having the imagination, do not have the creativity and capability to produce such ideas into masterpieces, and 2. so there could be more appreciation for her (not to say there has not been so much appreciation for Marina over the years, but hey, you can never have too much art of your favorite character). I myself have created art of Marina to show that appreciation, but I despise myself for not capturing her perfection, and I envy artists who could make such miracles and those who manage to craft their vision of such a marvel as Marina. And yet, I continued creating many artworks of her because I adore this madam of music. I know she is not real, but my affection for her is. If there is an afterlife, and if man can create their own afterlife, I wish for mine to be in the (now) peaceful world of Splatoon, where I am an 18-year-old Inkling, now together with Marina in her Splatoon 2 prime, so I can spent my life after death life with this phenomenal woman. Oh, Marina. Too pure for this harsh world. Such a shining star of the cruel night called life. Godspeed you, black empress, wherever you are in Splatoon.
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2023.06.07 13:05 Lellie16 Am I doing the right thing by ghosting my Bestfriend of 10 years
Me (17F) and my Bestfriend (17M) i'll call him Steve, have been best friends for around 10 years now, we met as kids at school and clicked instantly always stayed together like two peas in a pod, inseparable until the end of year 6 because he moved away and we became long distance Bestfriends but we promised each other to keep talking through Facebook. Over time we did stop talking a few times as we were just drifting apart but come August 2022 I made a move and messages him after about a year or so, just the basic hi. Steve messages back a while later saying hi and that it's been a while, so we catch up on a few things and it seems to be going well and about a month goes by but then the feelings start, I tell steve that I liked him and he says he feels the same way but he has a Girlfriend (16F) i'll call her Samantha, I told him that it's fine and that I dont want to start anything so we can just be friends so Steve said okay. Steve talked about Samantha ALL the time and I really didn't like it, probably jealousy but I never said anything to Steve and just let him talk if it made him happy but what Steve was saying didn't as he always talked about how Samantha was a b*ch, she treated him badly and how she even likes his friend, I told steve that he should break up with Samantha because she seems horrible and steve said he knows but can't because he loves her too much as they have been together for 2 years. Fast forward another month of us talking all day everyday and steve is wanting to break up with Samantha but just does know how to, me and steve still have feelings for each other but I dont support cheating, one day steve messages me asking me if i had looked at Samantha's profile on Facebook, I thought that was a bit random but I said No, so steve said that she claims I have so she went to my Instagram and screenshotted all my photos to laugh and talk shit about me so obviously I was pissed about it and had the first ever argument with steve resulting in a day of silence. (I'm guessing that steve had been telling Samantha about me and how me and steve were talking everyday and she didn't like it or something). The next day we were back talking but it was a bit awkward but it soon was back to normal again and somehow our feelings were even stronger now and we start saying things like "I love you" as I hated Samantha so much I didn't care if steve was cheatin. Soon things ended with steve and Samantha as she cheated on him with his friend so steve had enough but he stayed friends with them both which I thought was weird but his choice. A couple months later and its April 2023 and steve asks if I want to date him and I say yes, so me and steve are now dating and things are going well until things feel different I felt steve was faking his love for me but I said nothing and pretended it was all okay but then he asked me if I really love him, obviously I said that of course I love him and that he makes me really happy is he's always there for me so steve says okay and that was that. early next month (May) and things feel like they are fading he stopped talking as much as he used to but I still said nothing. Things start to go downhill in my life as my dog becomes really ill and my grandad gets diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, the day I found out about my grandad steve asks me again "do I really love him" I say the same as last time that of course I love him but this time I aks why he asks, steve says that it's because although he loves me, the fact we can't see eachother (long distance) it doesn't feel right So I asked if he's saying that he wants to break up and steve says "no" so I said that it seems like that's what your saying but I would have to talk later as I had to go see my grandad so he said "K" which just pssed me off. So I find out about my grandad and my mind was all over the place, I message steve but he ignored me and didn't reply for about five days and that was it for me I told him we are over and he said "K". We stayed talking but it felt awkward again and now I feel I should just end contact's with him, I haven't spoken to him since the second on June, steve has messaged me but I'm just ignoring it completely..
Am I doing the right thing?..
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2023.06.07 12:51 Content_Call5083 NSB (Straud Legacy) Gen 7 Ep. 117: The Graduate
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Monday rolled around, and with it the end of the boy’s weekend of adventure and relaxation
, and the beginning of another week of high school.
August might have loved learning, but even after his studious brother helped him get back on track
, peachy remained a very unwilling student.
When the budding comedian learned that his impressive comedy and cooking skills could qualify him for early graduation, if he could manage to raise his grades to an “A”, he knew it was time to buckle down once again.
More free time to explore his hobbies, not to mention that little mystery brewing in Strangerville, and no more boring classes? Sign him up for THAT! https://preview.redd.it/r9iqexywsk4b1.png?width=928&format=png&auto=webp&s=9fca83cf4eae360dccc628f6d6baff358171f99b
As before, he confided in his brother and August was more than happy to have his study partner back.
They started by polishing off their school projects. With a little help from Aunt Kori and Uncle Ed they were done in no time, with the speedy completion of the task even earning them extra credit! https://preview.redd.it/wcd2zz9xsk4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=a69b346d8636b2b6173a198edd8220f1307dd633
Figuring that a little attention now would mean no attention needed later, Peachy stopped skipping class entirely and began to focus on the lessons.
This improvement in his study habits did not go unnoticed. https://preview.redd.it/6xqgdikxsk4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=be9e4cc79e7c4bc88f76a1b53bd70c387a156a21
His next visit to the principal’s office was on much better terms
than the first two. This time, instead of an admonishment for cheating and a phone call to his unhappy father, he received congratulations on his top marks, and the offer to graduate early he had been working so hard for.
Mr. Huynh didn’t have to ask him twice!
Back home that evening he received further praise from his family and worked with his mom to cook up a celebratory dinner for everyone to enjoy. https://preview.redd.it/t89bpttxsk4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=c3143a92ac12a0be720aedabbe1b0b443dbcaa28
With all this new free time on his hands peachy looked forward to many leisurely days ahead, with nothing to do but the things he enjoyed.
Who, really, could ask for more? https://preview.redd.it/322oj33ysk4b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=ebc94eabbbd594fede76d8a8087c3dd2d5989426
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2023.06.07 12:39 disciplinedtanuki The FloGrappling CURSE: If FloGrappling makes a documentary about an athlete, their career tanks. It took down ADCC Champ Giancarlo AND Tainan Dalpra's 60-0 record this year
2023.06.07 12:36 yajtraus HIMYF has an IMDB rating of 5.6, despite the minimum individual episode rating being 6.1
For anyone who doesn’t know, IMDB ratings can be voted on by anyone, and the rating is taken as an average of the votes. You can rate the show as a whole and each individual episode (seems strange to me - you’d think the show rating would be taken from the average episode rating).
The average episode rating is 6.4, with no episode being below 7.0 since S02E05 Ride or Die.
Highest rated episodes are 8.1 - S01E10 Timing is Everything, S02E11 Daddy’s Home & S02E14 Disengagement Party (this one is likely to change due to the recency of the episode).
Lowest rated episode is 6.1 - S01E01 Pilot, which I personally agree with.
Thought it’d be interesting to see if these ratings are actually reflective of people who watch the show.
I have a feeling the 5.6 show rating is low because a lot of HIMYM fans probably watch the first episode or two, didn’t enjoy it and voted the show a 3 or a 4. I didn’t particularly enjoy the early episode either so I can understand people assuming the show would go on to be a flop, but it’s massively improved since then and 5.6 is harsh IMO.
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2023.06.07 11:53 StockTrex Boston Scientific Corporation: BSX - cool biotech stock
I think Boston Scientific Corporation offers a great investment opportunity. It is a global developer, manufacturer, and market of medical devices which are used across medical specialties, serving 33+ million patients worldwide. A company with strong financials: 2017-2019 CAGR of 7% organic growth, a strong and steadily improving operating margin of 25.6% in 2022, 9% organic revenue growth, $2 billion in FCF for 2022, and low leverage of gross debt/EBITDA of 2.5x. Boston Scientific is focusing on expanding in emerging markets which is presenting an attractive market opportunity as LACA (Latin America and Canada) drove revenue growth for the company with 23.8% organic growth. Most interesting about Boston Scientific is their disciplined tuck-in M&A strategy which includes Boston Scientific Ventures, a VC investment wing, that has invested more than $1 billion in over 60 portfolio companies. It currently manages 35 active portfolio companies which range from early-stage R&D to commercialization. Boston Scientific Corporation uses Boston Scientific Ventures as a pipeline to then acquire the companies from the venture portfolio. Its strategic M&A allows Boston Scientific to access higher growth markets. It has allocated $18 billion to strategic M&A over the last 10 years. 80% of M&A spending has been towards commercial stage companies with 20% allocated towards early-stage companies. The tuck-in M&A acquisition strategy drives category leadership, allowing Boston Scientific to better position itself against competitors Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic. Its low leverage and strong free cash flow will allow Boston Scientific to continue its M&A activity in this high interest rate environment. With a robust portfolio and strong pipeline, I think Boston Scientific is a buy!
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2023.06.07 11:42 Wimbly512 Movie of the Week: Queer Romance
(1985) The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay. (Max, Criterion) Maurice
(1987) After his lover rejects him, a young man in early 20th century England, trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society, tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (Rent) Bros
(2022) Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship. (Prime) Your Name Engraved Herein
(2020) In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma. (Netflix) The World to Come
(2021) In 1856, two women forge a close connection despite their isolation on the American frontier. (Hulu) Rafiki
(2018) Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. (hoopla, kanopy, rent) View Poll
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2023.06.07 11:32 BoysenberrySure8063 AITAH for not telling my best friend I think her boyfriend is cheating on her?
I (21f) and my best friend (19f) have been friends for nearly 8 years, and she is the best best friend I could ever ask for. We as totally different but just the same in so many ways, and all my best life experiences have been with her by my side. She has always been close with my entire family, my sister(17f) and I the most. Last year, early 2022, my sister began hanging out with a new friend of hers, we'll call him "Louie(18m)", and he instantly became one of us. Not going to lie, he was a total player in the beginning of the friendship, bouncing between most of our female friends, excluding me since Im in a relationship. His personality is amazing, he's literally me in male form and he fits right in with my family and friends. A few months into us all hanging out, him and my best friend start to hit it off pretty well, and before we know it he pretty much cuts ties with all the other females and it suddenly just him, my best friend, my sister and I. We've all been extremely tight this past year, my mom even considering him a son, and his parents feeling the same about us. Louie and my best friend have been together just over a year now. Between the four of us, our trust has never been anything but 100%. Louie is the only man I trust when Im drunk, my best friend has full faith that he cant stay wit us, or us with him, and nothing fishy would ever happen.
Well now my best friend works a hell of a lot more, and cant always come out and stay at our place like she used too, so more often then not, Louie will just come for the night and hang out. At first it was normal, nothing weird, my sisters boyfriend was usually here, and I dont share my bed, as well as we had a twin sized matress in our living room for Louie to sleep on. As for more recently, my sisters boyfriend stays home more for work, so hes not around when Louie is over, so hes been staying in my sisters room. Which like I said before, we all have full trust, so this wasnt necessarily a red flag, but it has been putting me off the past two times. When I've walked into my sisters room unannounced, they've almost always seemed to be in a spooning position, with my sisters ass against him, in her boxers. They normally move slightly away from each other, but not too much. I know it was also rumored beforehand that my sister and Louie had slept together at the beginning of their friendship, which my sisters best friend has also told me was "true" recently, but they had both denied it nonchalantly. My sister and him have always been close, but Ive noticed their energy towards each other has been different then when my best friend is around.
Normally I would tell my best friend in a heartbeat, if it was any other circumstance, but in this case, I'm so worried about bringing up drama and hatred between all the people I love the most, especially if it is all in my head. A situation like this would absolutely destroy what I consider to be my family. I cant not choose my sister, who I live with, but I also cant betray my best friend, who I consider my platonic soulmate.
So AITAH for not telling my best friend I think her boyfriend is cheating?
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2023.06.07 11:16 Fade_EagleYT What’s a reasonable GPU to buy in 2023?
I’ve been involved and up to date with the pc community and announcements since early 2022. Now I don’t keep up to date all just see the occasional post or two. I need a new GPU
My Specs are: -Ryzen 7 3700x -RX580 -HyperX 32gb 3600mhz -850W Corsair PSU
Those are the main parts. Obviously I need a new GPU and would like an upgrade. What reasonable prices gpu’s are there. Preferably less than 1K.
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2023.06.07 11:15 Laura_Sousa Crypto news
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2023.06.07 11:09 Tylandord M/24 the road to self improvement is a long one, but I hope it's worth it.
I am not providing any advice nor condoning any mental health decisions made without the supervision and council of medical professionals. This post recounts my struggles with involuntary suicidal ideation but does not encourage, condone, or glorify self-harm.
If you're in crisis, go to the ER, call emergency services, or a crisis hotline. There are people who can help.
So my journey with mental health and various diagnoses is long, and I feel that sharing my multiple diagnoses and their timelines is essential to my story. That said, I'll try to be brief (no promises).
I seemed like a relatively normal kid until around the age of 3. I was difficult to potty train (I have memories from that time, which was traumatic for me and my mom). I believe this is due to my ongoing struggles with interoception. My family was also concerned about my delayed speech development. I am the youngest of 24 grandchildren and was often doted on as a child. For years my family just assumed that my development was delayed during that time because everyone did everything for me and that I lacked any need to speak for myself or toilet train because people spoke for me and found that changing me was less of a fight than trying to deal with outbursts with potty training. Then, I suddenly went from hardly speaking to one day speaking in complete sentences far beyond what other children my age could.
By age 4, my parents felt I was hyperactive and unruly. My dad, being a pharmacist, thought I should see a pediatric shrink to see about some stimulants as he had been diagnosed with ADHD and was hoping to get me treatment as early on as possible.
For the most part, nothing changed until I was 12. By this point, my family and I had spent the better part of 7 years jumping from stimulant to stimulant to control my seemingly uncontrollable nature. It was at this point in time that we decided I should have a complete Neuro-psych evaluation. At this time, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, bipolar tendencies, and dysgraphia, but not ADHD. I was put on enough Seroquel to tranquilize a horse and gained 40 pounds in about 4 months.
It took me a long time to learn to accept this diagnosis as a kid, and I didn't want to be seen as the "kid from Parenthood" or as Rainman.
At age 14, I was hospitalized at a pediatric psych ward for 9 days. I wasn't keeping up with the medications I had been prescribed (pretty sure it was bupropion), which caused violent mood swings. I was struggling. I was relentlessly bullied for my lack of social skills, being overweight, and effeminate demeanor. I was called every homophobic and neurodivergent slur, often in front of faculty. My peers would throw rotting food at me on my walk home from school. I had no friends and had lost all hope in the public school system. It got to the point where I decided to take matters into my own hands as I felt that the adults could no longer protect me in this environment.
I now know there were better ways to handle my situation and that I had more options at my disposal, but nevertheless, I chose to say something that would ensure that I would never have to return to public school ever again. The school district learned of the negligence from the staff, and my expulsion was lifted. I would be allowed to return to school the following year. In the meantime, I was to attend class at the district office with a personal instructor, away from my peers (thank god).
My mom decided to investigate various private schools for kids both exclusively on the spectrum, and more broadly affected by various neurodivergencies. I shadowed these schools and attended each one for a week. I concluded that their resources would be wasted on me as I knew other kids needed their services more than I and would feel guilty if I took that from someone who needed it more.
After attending these schools, I decided it was up to me to learn to adapt to the world around me, and I dove into teaching myself social skills, masking techniques, coping skills, healthy living, and mindfulness. I returned to in-person instruction after earning my GED at 17 and immediately proceeded to college.
At 17, I had another evaluation completed to fulfill the accommodation requirements at a community college. At that time, I was then diagnosed (by the same clinician) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Dysgraphia. My psychiatric team now lacked the bipolar suspicion, as they believed those symptoms, at age 12, resulted from a poor home life.
And to be honest, until I turned 19, I was fine. I had been unmedicated without issue since I was 16. I was working at the college bookstore during rush week, I got a student-elected job as a club liaison, my grades were good enough for me, and I learned to buckle down when needed. I had grown, made friends, finally found myself at a healthy weight, got involved with student government, and "become popular," and while I wasn't the most dedicated student, I was progressing. I felt proud of myself.
That would all soon change. After beginning to doubt my decision to study physics (as many people had told me that it would result in more debt than I could afford and likely working in IT/CompSci like every other physics Ph.D. wannabe). I decided to change majors to Data science and move away to a full-fledged university. I hated my studies and struggled with large classrooms. I moved in with two other students who were complete strangers in an apartment off-campus. My eyes had been opened. I was not ready. I struggled with time management, public transportation, and social isolation. And then, before I knew it, I would be hit with perhaps the most distressing symptom I've ever experienced.
Disclaimer: The following paragraph contains my experiences with involuntary suicidal ideation and visual OCD. Its purpose is to shed light on my experience with mental health. It is by no means a glorification of, or encouragement to attempt, any form of self-harm. I will not go into graphic detail about what I saw and continue to see, as it is unnecessary and potentially triggering to others.
This is when the symptoms, which I now understand to be visual OCD, began. I would start to see the aftermath of my own demise regularly. At first, I would attempt to reason it away. After all, I'm happy, intelligent, and more emotionally aware than ever. But the flashes of horrific imagery continued to become more graphic and frequent, causing me to become increasingly distressed by the day. I didn't want to die, so how could I be seeing these things? It got to the point where I didn't know what to do. I was at my wit's end and felt like I was losing my mind.
I decided to see a campus NP once I had begun to fail all my classes, and he very abrasively diagnosed me with Bipolar Depression and ADHD, concluding that I was never on the spectrum. I got a medical withdrawal, my term was refunded, and I felt like a failure. I would then go on to take my classes online the following semester, but as my grades began to slip and with little hope for a brighter future, I withdrew again.
I would then dive head-first into a relationship with another man to run from my problems. I moved almost 1500 miles away from my family to be with him, and I had hoped that if I ran fast enough, my problems wouldn't keep up. This flawed thinking blinded me from the issues within the relationship and encouraged me to ignore red flags about my now ex-partner.
At 22, after trying to ignore my visual OCD for the better part of 3 years and missing the glaring issues, I finally fell into the most profound depression of my life. Despite trying online education again (and barely meeting my credit requirements), I was constantly ill, depressed, and often unwilling to get out of bed. My relationship had been falling apart since we had moved in together, and I had grown tired of running away.
My ex-partner was unexposed to mental health struggles before being with me, and rightfully assessing that it was not his responsibility to be my caretaker, he gave me an ultimatum. Either I do something about it or go home and let my family take over. I decided to try a few medications I had been on in the past based on my mom's best recollection of what was most effective growing up. No success.
Six months later, I finally came clean about the hallucinations/flashes when my best friend took her own life. I couldn't risk keeping this secret any longer if I was to have any chance of making it. I had to persevere. For myself, for my family, for her.
By this point, I had been on almost every class of drug used to treat mental illness, excluding MAOIs and tricyclics. I needed something different and fast.
That's when I learned about ketamine infusions for depression from my mentor. He encouraged me to go to a clinic and see if they felt I was a good candidate. I was, and it's the best treatment I've ever received. I'm fortunate that I can afford it with the help of my family's financial support.
I had found relief from the visual OCD and gained clarity regarding my relationship. Over Thanksgiving of 2022, I broke things off with him and moved back in with my folks. I have been continuing my treatment here, and my new psychiatrist finally revealed that I have OCD, ADHD, and ASD. He also told me that depression and anxiety are accessories to these other issues.
My treatments have been helping more than anything has in the past. But now more than ever, I feel like I'm still struggling with the fallout of the last 5 years. I think I've wasted precious time and let naivety dictate my decisions for far longer than reasonable.
I've been enrolled in online school for the last year and a half in a program I love, but I've lagged behind. Lacking the motivation to continue and feeling ill-equipped to confront the road ahead of me, I'm stalling.
I know I'm bright, but I feel it's unearned when people talk about me in high regard. I don't feel I've accomplished anything when I complete a course ahead of schedule. I don't feel happiness in success, and I struggle to carry out my goals.
I'm still struggling to take care of myself. Keeping my surroundings clean and organized, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule (even when practicing seemingly perfect sleep hygiene), bathing myself, socializing with others, and managing my time all feel like ginormous tasks on their own (let alone maintaining all of them simultaneously).
I often wonder... "What happened to me?" "I was doing so well." "How did things get to this point?" "I want things to go back to how they were."
The last 6 months have been the best I've been in 5 years, but it's still hard. There's so much to do, so much to relearn.
When I returned to my home city, my friends had all moved on. I tried to make new friends by joining a league at a local pool hall (billiards is a passion of mine), but I couldn't make a good connection with any of them. The things I used to love, like video games, mountain biking, billiards, music, scripting projects, and drawing, are all met with anhedonia.
I'm seeing a therapist, and it's helping some, but I still feel like cogs and gears are missing from my clock. Pieces are missing from the puzzle. I feel unwhole. I want to live up to "my potential" and have something to feel proud of, but I feel anxious and self-conscious whenever I pursue an activity. I want to do things again.
Part of me wonders if I even have the proper diagnosis, if there's something we still don't know about. I have a hard time trusting that mental health professionals that diagnose and prescribe can help me anymore because they've all had a different idea of what I have, with no new ideas for treating my mental illness.
I keep trudging along, trying to find joy in the process, but I can't help but feel the weight of the tasks ahead. I know results-based thinking isn't sustainable, but when you feel like you're stagnating in the process, it's hard not to feel hopeless for the years to come.
I'm not suicidal, but I'm beginning to question what all this is even for. I'm unlikely I'll ever find complete relief from my symptoms. Life is probably going to keep being hard. I'm just hoping that one day all this work and dedication will pay off, the other shoe will drop, and I'll finally find meaning and joy in life.
Until then, I'll keep persevering with the ebbs and flows, trying to maintain whatever kind of good habits and routine I can until I feel comfortable enough to try adding something new.
Hopefully, this post doesn't get flagged, as I actually found typing this out pretty therapeutic. We aren't alone in our struggles.
There's hope out there... I think. Maybe not now, but hopefully, the page will turn, and the sun will shine for a brighter tomorrow.
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2023.06.07 11:08 StockTrex Pfizer, the 3 Part Series: A Company with a Strong Past and Bright Future
Company Overview: Who is Pfizer?
Pfizer Inc (PFE), founded in 1849, is an American multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical company based in New York. With a 174-year history, Pfizer is here for the long run – a perfect investment if you are looking for a stable company with a strong future. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures, sells, and distributes its biopharmaceutical products globally. Pfizer has a current market capitalization of $223.78 billion USD. It operates 36 manufacturing sites globally and sells its products in over 185 countries. Pfizer has six business units – Inflammation & Immunology, Vaccines, Rare Disease, Internal Medicine, Hospital, and Oncology. As of May 2, 2023, Pfizer generated $18.3 billion of revenue in 2023.
Industry Overview and Trends: What is going on with Biotech?
The biotechnology industry has strong tailwinds set to fuel its growth with industry revenue set to grow 3.1% annually to $481.3 billion USD by 2027. Almost half of the industry revenue is generated from products to improve health and as adults over 65 spend more on healthcare. The growth in this population segment will increase the demand for biotechnology products. The emerging markets present an attractive opportunity for further market expansion as the sales in emerging markets are growing at a faster rate than in European markets due to the increasing access to healthcare and rising standard of living. The US currently accounts for 40% of industry revenue. The industry is split with 40.5% minor players and 59.5% major players. It is an increasingly consolidating industry as major players continue to acquire minor players. The Pfizer family continues to grow!
Investment Thesis I: Strong Free Cash Flow Supports Value-Added Tuck-In Acquisition Strategy
Pfizer has a maintained strong cash flow generation and benefited from significant free cash flow growth due to the pandemic tailwinds. Pfizer’s free cash flow grew 145.3% in 2021 to $29,869 million USD. This offers Pfizer a great opportunity to continue its tuck-in acquisition strategy! Pfizer announced its deal to acquire Seagen, a global biotechnology company specializing in cancer care, for $43 billion, set to be completed in late 2023 or early 2024. This acquisition enhances Pfizer’s leadership position in oncology across breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, hematology, and precision medicine with opportunities for combo therapeutic regimens. Seagen is predicted to contribute over $10 billion to 2030 in risk adjusted revenues. Over its lifetime, Pfizer has acquired 49 companies with 13 acquisitions in the past five years alone. In April, Pfizer acquired Lucira Health for $36.4 million USD (Lucira specializes in development and commercialization of infectious disease test kits) In October 2022, it acquired Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) for $5,881.63 million USD. (GBT discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics for blood-based diseases). M&A offers large companies like Pfizer access to higher levels of market growth and innovation through a lower risk pathway than R&D investment. Due to its strong free cash flow, Pfizer is well positioned to deploy a tuck-in acquisition strategy, continuing to acquire minor industry players. Active acquirers outdo competitors across industries, outperforming peers’ organic growth. Pfizer is ready to dig into its deep pockets!
Stay Tuned for Part 2!
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2023.06.07 11:08 aFailG Kneejerk United: End of season review & Survey results
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Hi there Kneejerkers, last week we asked for your feedback on our season
, specifically focusing on our move to the KneejerkUnited
subreddit in March this year. The results have been collected and I can now share it all with you, going over the highs & lows, and what the plans are for next year.
This post is quite long so a summary is written at the bottom, with a second short survey for those who are happy to give us their feedback. Thank you in advance!
Part 1: Season overview We unfortunately had our worst ever final position
since KJU was founded 5 years ago, finishing with an overall rank of 845,195
. We had a dreadful start to the season, only entering the top 2 million after wildcarding in GW9, and only entered the top 1 million after our 2nd wildcard in GW27. At our peak we were ranked 427,644 in GW31
, but an uninspiring final few weeks saw us fall back down at the end. Fortunately we still finished in the top 1m players, but it's certainly not a season to remember fondly.
The first graph below has extra markings for important points in our season:
- Green: GW9 wildcard
- Yellow: GW17 world cup
- Red: GW20 triple captain
- Pink: GW27 wildcard
- Grey: GW28 move to the new subreddit
- Blue: GW29 bench boost
- Orange: GW32 free hit
Since the season as a whole was pretty lacklustre for us, I don't think we can say that moving to the KneejerkUnited
subreddit made an overall positive or negative impact on our performance. Shortly after the move we were doing well, but then it started going wrong again, and with only 10 gameweeks worth of data, there's not a huge sample to go from anyway.
All we can say in that regard for now is that, we will be staying in our new home next season
, and hopefully now that more people are aware of the subreddit and how it works, we will see better results next year.
Part 2: Survey results & analysis Firstly we would like to thank everyone who took their time to fill in the survey and give us their feedback
on the positive and negative aspects to KJU. We want this subreddit and the team to be as good as possible and are always welcome to ideas and criticisms!
We are happy to report that 86% of you have enjoyed being a part of the new subreddit
. 97% of respondents to the survey were subscribed to it, and 69% of you have the notifications turned on.
Analysing these numbers a bit further we can see that, of the 14% of people who didn't enjoy the move to our own subreddit, 20% hadn't subscribed to it, and 60% didn't turn on notifications.
Doing these things would make you feel more connected to the process and the team, and I would highly recommend to everyone that wants to be a part of KJU to do these things. https://preview.redd.it/ngzsu6pqje4b1.jpg?width=1510&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3748acf8a916dbdc7457586da15b75dc243aa52e We then wanted to know how the new notification system was going
. Before moving to KneejerkUnited
, there were 7 notification groups and we would send a link in the groups to notify when new posts came out. One advantage of the new subreddit though, is the freedom and automation it provides to us. Turning on notifications should notify people when new posts are published, cutting out some of our work.
Fortunately we can say that 67% of you found the new system to be either easy or very easy
, 22% found it to be partly working, with 11% saying that being notified of new posts was difficult.
Looking at the numbers closer showed us however, that all the people who had difficulties being notified of new posts hadn't subscribed to receive notifications for new posts
, and only 25% of people who found the notifications to be 'so-so' had notifications turned on
. The clear solution to this therefore seems to be to subscribe to the subreddit and turn on notifications: 92% of people who had subscribed with notifications on found the system to be working well.
To the 8% of people with notifications turned on who only find the system to be 'so-so', I unfortunately don't know what to tell you. The system works for me and most others, so maybe there are further settings with your reddit account that are preventing the notifications from coming through? We have had a few questions asking how to turn notifications on, so here are some guides to help out
: https://preview.redd.it/iyqmzq3wxe4b1.jpg?width=1247&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a5e94e6afc10bfaa5a522687a890daa283e521f5 Next, we wanted to know your opinion regarding the captain and bench posts
. A whopping 92% of you were happy with the format
(despite multiple comments elsewhere asking for changes to the system - I'll address that a bit later). The 8% who said here that they didn't like the new captain system were also unhappy with the new subreddit as a whole
and didn't leave specific feedback on how to improve the captain polls in the future. We have always seen fewer people voting on the bench polls compared to the captain polls
, both before switching to KneejerkUnited
and after, and wanted to know if there was something specific we could change here.
29% of you voted for the suggestion that we would write the players in the comments and the 4 most upvoted players would be on the bench for that week, and 9% of you voted for other suggestions - which were essentially to have a separate bench thread.
Surprisingly however, 62% of people wanted to keep going with the same system for the bench polls
, so we won't change anything to this regard for now, but we will continue to bear this issue and the potential solutions in mind. https://preview.redd.it/4pu1x4nxne4b1.jpg?width=998&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=98271b5d794530e2a985a80e2c58454df6a44ce3
Alongside these yes/no questions, we asked some open-ended questions and allow you to write your thoughts freely and let us know any specific feedback you might have
. Starting with the positives, it is clear that the main benefit you saw of the subreddit was the ease in finding KJU posts and being able to filter out other fpl related content
There were a lot less comments and engagement in general, which was to be expected after only just starting in a new location, and this was seen as a positive in the sense of less trolls are commenting now, since only those who are interested in the team will see the posts
The other main benefit was that there is more freedom to discuss general team ideas
outside of the strict transfer & captain/bench posts and that there is more flexibility to how the team was managed
. As 'managers' for the team, we also strongly agree with this point and it is one of the main reasons the subreddit is being used, so we are happy to see this being recognised by your comments.
We also asked what aspects of the subreddit you would like to keep the same for next year, and there weren't really any specific answers, just that you want it to be generally the same. The interesting comments regarding the next season came from the following question, asking for what improvements could be made. https://preview.redd.it/880zxp2gqe4b1.jpg?width=725&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d228374dbfa1566e94654037cf7b8b27148dc4a9 Moving onto the negatives
, and, also as we expected, the biggest drawback of the new subreddit was the reduction in engagement
. There are far fewer comments on the posts now than there were before, and fewer votes on the captain & bench polls. This was also heavily discussed when we asked for improvements for next season, since the most commented change was to post more on the FantasyPL subreddit - which we will commit to doing
. The number of subscribers to the subreddit has grown steadily since we started using it, and over time I am sure it will continue to grow, but we will also be more active in posting and 'advertising' the team to involve more active users.
The next most commented aspect of the subreddit that people didn't like is that, as occurs all through Reddit, older comments generally get more upvoted than newer ones, even if the newer comment is a better idea
. There isn't a huge amount we can do to address this, but we can try turning on Competition Mode on transfer suggestion posts
. This would hide the number of upvotes each comment has and display them in a random order, so that people aren't as easily influenced to just vote on whatever comment is already top when they look at a post.
The final two issues people had with KneejerkUnited
was that it was hard to use and that the notification system didn't work. The notification system I have already spoken about - we would recommend to turn on notifications, since that has worked for 92% of people, and potentially you need to check your other account settings if it still isn't working.
If you are then having difficulties with the subreddit and interacting with the posts then please contact us and we are more than happy to help
. We find everything easier to manage on the new subreddit but everyone has to start somewhere, so if website functionality is an issue for you then let us know so we can make it a more enjoyable experience for you too!
Regarding other improvements for next season that weren't already covered, people want us to make posts a bit earlier to capture earlier price rises and have more discussions in general before making transfers
. We implemented a weekly team discussion thread
which was always stickied at the top of the KneejerkUnited
page, but maybe you were unaware of this or its functionality? Ideally we can have discussions there, potentially instigating early transfers at the start of the week
, then toward the end of a week we would have a separate transfers thread if needed, to cement our plans going into the following gameweek. This is also something that should hopefully increase in functionality if user numbers and general engagement increase
. Also, you are always free to make your own posts in the new subreddit!
If you have a burning idea or transfer suggestion, we invite you to share your thoughts and we can all discuss there. You don't need to wait for one of us to create a post if you don't want to. Suggestions for a separate poll for a vice captain came up a few times, however 92% said earlier that they were happy with how the captain/vice captain polls are being done
. For now we plan to leave the captain choices the same as we currently do it
, but are welcome to a discussion or changing this if there is high demand for something new.
The final improvement comments were from people asking if wildcard planning could be made easier to follow - and I'm not sure how in all honesty. Wildcards are complicated enough with your own team, but for a community team, it can be a mess with short turnaround times. The only advice I can give for now would be to always look for the latest post when we are building a wildcard / free hit team
, since replying to old posts means we have already moved on from that decision, and your suggestion won't be looked at. https://preview.redd.it/b66mztzkue4b1.jpg?width=1500&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1e1f65e7eb0cc8b48981b0791cfc9e2dae1a6b30
As part of the survey we also asked what area of the world you live in, to give us an idea of what time zone people want the posts to be
. 64% of respondents are from Europe with a further 8% in Africa, with similar time zones. Since the Premier League is in England, and we are also all based in Europe, we will keep our posting schedule as it has been (which generally means no post before 7am and no post later than 10PM GMT)
. There may be occasional exceptions for late news or so, but there won't be much activity outside of this general time frame.
This means the 28% of you living in North America & Asia are unfortunately getting the short-end of the straw here, but there's nothing we can do about that. https://preview.redd.it/3v3p73y1we4b1.jpg?width=485&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8506ea7610a3b853d1a85e78c6e93cf120e94341
Part 3: Short summary
- This was the worst year for Kneejerk United history. We only broke into the top 1m players in GW27, then created our new subreddit in GW28. The poor finish therefore can't be attributed to the creation of the subreddit and we will remain on KneejerkUnited next season
- The survey was posted just to the KneejerkUnited subreddit, and 86% of you who answered said you have been happy with the move here from the main FantasyPL subreddit
- Of those who haven't enjoyed it, a large portion hadn't turned on notifications. We would highly recommend everyone who wants to follow the community team to subscribe to the KneejerkUnited subreddit and subscribe to notifications. This has worked well for 92% of people
- Guides on how to turn on notifications are here: Website, iPhone, Android
- Despite some calls to separate the captain & vice captain polls, we will be leaving this the same for now - but may change in the future if necessary. The same applies for how the bench polls are conducted
- The biggest benefit of the subreddit was that all KJU related posts are together in one place and other fpl related content was filtered out
- Although non-transfer related discussions were taking place since moving to the new subreddit, there are calls to further increase this, and have earlier posts to capture early price rises. There is a weekly discussion post every Monday to have general team discussions, and you are welcome to create your own posts as well
- Increasing user engagement was the biggest call for improvement next year, and we will focus on cross-posting more things to the FantasyPL subreddit to attract more users to join us at KneejerkUnited
- We will also try turning on competition mode in transfer suggestion posts to stop the influence of older comments being more upvoted compared to newer, better comments
Part 4: Final survey
Finally, we would like to hear from those of you reading this from FantasyPL
. There were lots of you engaging with Kneejerk United before we moved to KneejerkUnited
, but a number of you did not join the new subreddit when we made the switch in March, and overall engagement is down.
Would you mind letting us know your thoughts towards the community team please? Where you see the team headed next season, and if you would be interested in following along? If you haven't joined the new subreddit, may I ask why? Were you not aware of its existence or are there other factors in play? We would like the community team to be as open and inclusive to as many people as possible and would love to see it grow next season!
Part 5: Closing words
There were a number of comments on the survey showing that people enjoy the constant updates to the team and the general process, and we were thanked for our work in running everything. From our point of view, we thoroughly enjoy doing it all and thank you for your appreciation! Although the end result wasn't what we were hoping for, in the end it was still a bit of fun.
The Premier League kicks off on the 12th of August for the 2023/24 season, so at the beginning of August we will begin the process of setting up for the new year, here on KneejerkUnited
! On behalf of u/chibibabymoon
and myself, we are looking forward to next season getting started!
2023.06.07 11:01 ShevBlackberry I (30F) was a rebound for a longtime friend (31M) and got hurt. What now?
Sorry for any mistakes, english isn’t my first language.
I’ve (f30) known the guy I want to talk about today for around 25 years. I’ll call him M (m31). We’ve never been particularly close, but we’ve always been in the same friend group and went to school together. The contact drifted away a bit around 2018 – 2022 and I saw him again last year in March, on my best friends birthday party. He brought his new girlfriend (f26) and we all were happy to see eachother again.
That evening I’ve gotten invited to their weekly hangouts and since then I’ve been part of our boardgame-group. Including his then girlfriend we are 6 people. We meet every tuesday at M’s place to play D&D or Gloomhaven or just any boardgame that peaks out interest at the time.
Around August I started to notice what a great guy M actually is and was shocked, because I’ve known him almost my whole life and suddenly started to see more in him and noticed things I’ve never payed attention to before. I think I developed some kind of feelings, but he seemed happy in his relationship and I’ve had so many bad experiences that I was actually quite glad to be single, so it wasn’t too hard to cope with the situation.
In January M and his girlfriend moved in together. On the prior weekend a friend celebrated his 30th birthday with family and friends in a very big group, everyone got drunk and had a good time. M told me that evening that he didn’t want to move in with her, but she put a lot of pressure on him and he just gave in. He also told me that she wanted kids, while he doesn’t, and that he knows that this relationship isn’t going anywhere. Apparently he told her all this as well, but she didn’t care and wanted to try anyway. I told him that moving in together was a very bad idea but he said he didn’t have much of a choice anymore, since things had already been set in motion.
There were a few more partys where he seemed unhappy and said stuff to me that he would never say sober. One night, after everyone was gone and I was heading home too, he wrote me that he’d wished I stayed a bit longer and a bunch of hearts. While his girlfriend was sleeping in bed next to him. I thought that said quite a lot about his character und was mad, but coulnd't help but feel kind of hopeful that he liked me, too. But let’s be honest: he was drunk and horny, unhappy in his relationship and probably just thought that the grass is greener on the other side. I brushed it off and didn’t mention it again. Drunk ramblings.
In March they broke up. He felt suffocated and wanted her out of his place, but didn’t want to hurt her. We all noticed how unhappy he was but he isn’t really the kind of person you can sit down and talk to about his problems, so we just tried to be good friends and be there for him in case he needed us. Then, one evening, she read his diary while he was visiting a friend and called him to confront him. He drove home and broke up with her on the spot. The final push he needed, I guess.
One month later, in April, he kissed me. He took me home after a birthday party and we talked about him and how he’s feeling with the breakup. We talked a bit more in front of my door and then he kissed me. All I could think was „fuck“, because things got kind of serious and I didn’t feel up for „serious“ at that time. I wasn’t ready for things to change. It was WAY too early after his breakup.
He wrote me a lot after that. Wanted to see me, talk to me. I caved once, but only because I wanted to talk with him about everything: I told him that he’s just gotten out of a very serious relationship and that he should really take the time to be single and enjoy his freedom. That I liked him a lot, and for quite a while, and that I didn’t want to get hurt. He also was still friends with his ex and wanted her to continue coming to our boardgame-evenings, because she doesn’t have any other friends and he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. I was and still am very uncomfortable with hat. Noone but him wants her there anymore and we told him that repeatedly. He doesn’t want to confront her, so we just have to suck it up. He wanted to keep us a secret, too, so he wouldn't hurt her more than he already did. I was unhappy with all of it and told him that he was putting everyone of us in a bad spot.
I didn’t feel good with the overall vibe of the situation. Very wrong time. Recipe for disaster. But well, everytime he wanted to see me I caved anyway, because I wanted to see him, too. It was weird, because we’ve known eachother for so long but it felt right and good, too. I felt safe with him and his attention showed me that he actually thought about me and I wanted more of that feeling… so I threw all caution in the wind and just enjoyed the time I had with him.
After we had sex the first time things changed. All he wanted to do was fuck. When I was in the middle of a sentence he would kiss me to shut me up. I told him no, repeatedly, that I didn’t feel good without proper protection (I just started the pill), that I was scared of getting pregnant, but he didn’t stop pushing and grew more and more frustrated with me.
I felt pressured and frustrated too and told him that it feel’s like he just wants sex. „What is this, then?“, he asked and kissed me, like he wanted to say „Look, we don’t have sex and I am still kissing you 😊“ and I told him that THIS is him pressuring me.
I didn’t say a god damn thing about his shitty behaviour otherwise, because I didn’t want to be the kind of woman who made unnessessary drama about some kind of friends-with-benefits-situation and because I didn’t want him to feel bad and, to be honest, because I wanted him to like me.
He wrote less after that. Was less enthusiastic. Sometimes a few days without a word. He told me that he wanted to take a few steps back, because he can’t handle rejection well. It was hard for me, because I just realised that I could actually fall in love with this guy… and then he told me that he didn’t want to see me when we couldn‘t fuck. I kind of knew then already that this whole thing isn’t going to work out the way I’d like it to.
We still met up a few times after that and when we had sex everything was… good. I really thought that maybe I could try again with him, after my last relationship burned me so badly. But then I kind of knew that he didn’t see me this way… that he cared nothing about my feelings and that I was just deluding myself. I was happy while with him but miserable while alone with my thoughs and that was one of the reasons I was so glad to be single for so long. That damn feeling that „something“ isn’t right, the overthinking, the doubts.
Monday I asked him if he was even still interested in me. He wanted to tell me in person. We met up yesterday and he told me what I’ve been telling him the whole time: he enjoys his freedom and the time alone and can’t imagine having a relationship in the near future… and also that I was right when I told him that he just wants sex from me. That we should probably end things.
Well, we did. We are still friends and met up yesterday evening with everyone else - excluding his ex - to play. I couldn't look at him. I couldn’t sleep because I can’t stop thinking about this fucked up situation. I am so angry and disappointed.
He was my friend long before we were anything more and still he cares so little about me. It isn’t even about his lack of feelings for me, it’s that he didn’t even treat me like a friend, more like a damn object to fill his needs.
I feel so hurt. I wasn’t in love with him, I think his shitty behaviour saved me from that, but I am so mad that I let him walk all over me. I’m so disappoined in him as a friend. I don’t understand how I can mean so little to him. And I am so angry at myself. I said from the beginning that he needs time to heal and be alone and still I let myself be convinced to meet up wit him over and over again. I was greedy, I felt good and now I – surprise! - got hurt.
What am I supposed to do or say now? I won’t talk to him because he doesn’t care anway and I don’t want drama in our friendgroup… I told my best friend that I won’t be joining our boardgame-nights anymore when M's ex-girlfriend is there. I’m quite done putting myself in uncomfortable situations just so he does have it easier. But what else can I do to get out of this situation with a little bit of grace?
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2023.06.07 10:59 Timely_Huckleberry97 (Part 30 of a series) The Retail Punishment in Clovis
(Part 30 of a series) The Retail Punishment in Clovis
Part 29 covered a lot of ground. This installment picks up with a few new points.
Also, I will try and outline the trouble that Clovis officers could find themselves in; ‘Nightmare on Flatiron Parkway’ coming to theaters near you! (A) Equity Committee in place, any objections?!
It is now well established that the Equity Committee is an essential party to these proceedings. Only the OEC is capable of representing equity interests which are demonstrably being opposed by both the debtors and creditors.
Since the OEC opposition, Clovis has made numerous concessions and modifications. This clearly shows the need for adversarial proceedings against the debtor which have yielded results. (B) Negative Ruca sale price
The debtors have made a crippling mistake by allowing Rubraca to be sold for negative dollars! This is something they cannot recover from, and puts the specter of fraud over the entire BK filing. Since they claim to have closed the sale they no longer have an avenue of somehow ‘adjusting’ the sale to take it into a Positive Ruca sale price.
There is an interesting angle here that ESTABLISHES fraud. Let me explain how.
The key question is about the timing
of the decision to include Ruca inventory as part of the sale.
- After the auction: In this case, the bidder had put in a bid with no intent of getting inventory for free. So the company should charge for inventory considering that creditors are waiting for recovery. The company did not do so. It, of its own accord, chose to GIVE AWAY inventory for free. No, you cannot do so, when there are classes awaiting recovery. CLEAR FRAUD.
- Before the auction: If the company was planning to include inventory of $100 mn in the sale, then there should have been a corresponding bid minimum. Since that was not done, we are in a laughable scenario that the company is holding out a hundred dollar bill and singing like a carnival barker ‘Sixty, sixty, do I hear a sixty five, seventy, sold for seventy’. Really?? CLEAR FRAUD.
Sorry Clovis, your fraud has unraveled, and company officers will be paying a penalty and some going to jail. (C) ODAC debacle
FDA had clearly given Clovis two options, EITHER wait for OS data OR go in front of the ODAC. The OS data option was completely infeasible since data would take two years to mature and Clovis did not have that kind of financial runway. So really, ODAC was the ONLY option.
An ODAC presentation would have been something to look forward to considering the stellar PFS data. The whole reason that Athena results were delayed two times was because PFS was so strong it was preventing the requisite event related data. Considering that other front-line drugs were approved on the basis of PFS, it is a given that there would have been strong physician enthusiasm for Ruca.
In the above context, not going for ODAC is completely indefensible, and Pat and other officers can be NAILED on this point alone. Note that Gillian was one of the founders and she appears to have had a difference leading her to exit prior to BK. She needs to be deposed and held squarely responsible for this, unless she turns approver and throws Pat under the bus. (D) Forensic analysis of expenses since Apr 2022
In my opinion the BK plan started getting crystalized after the fourth and final rejection of the share count increase proposal. Pat then had two goals: run down cash as much as feasible, and prevent regulatory successes that would value the assets higher.
First, we now know that Alix partners was engaged in the July timeframe to explore multiple options. How is it then that in September they entered a sourcing agreement with Isotopia? If cash conservation was the goal, how can one explain the money, time and effort spent on agreements like Isotopia? Was it that Novartis talks were in progress and Clovis was trying to preferentially spend money on FAP?
Second, why were strong headcount reductions not put in effect? This is such a simple and obvious measure to reduce the cash burn and I want to see the written documents where the cost benefit of this was explored and this option discarded. Instead, we had new requisitions being posted!
The interesting point is that Clovis is now publishing monthly results. We see that despite a headcount reduction of a fifth, revenue has not had a corresponding fall! This is the inelastic demand that I have previously written about. We now have DOCUMENTED PROOF that early headcount reductions would have prevented a spiral towards insolvency.
I believe that a forensic analysis of the accelerated spend since July, and comparing it to the prior quarter spending will yield interesting results! (E) Excuse me, but your goose is cooked
The company officers need to realize that the game is up. They can flutter and flap all they want but their goose is cooked. The biggest mistake they made was to underestimate the equity opposition, and now they are in a predicament that they cannot extricate themselves from. I have a poor opinion of the lack of strategic vision of the debtors counsel, what was that name again, Twinkly, Far, and Galloping?!
Pat thought of us as sheep, that he would come to us saying ‘Your money is all mine’! Well, that’s when we sheep turn feral, grow fangs, and get in the mood to leave bite marks that are life altering!
I had previously written that four company officers deserve punishment, but now have changed my view to ALL officers. Why should board members get a pass, being responsible for oversight? We need to go after the whole bunch, with the possible exception of one or two approvers who are willing to sing like a canary. (F) Equity is in a position of strength
We shareholders need to understand that our motivations are above board and can be presented in court. The entities opposing us are stronger than us but they have a corrupt agenda that they cannot state publicly on the record.
Can company officers admit in court that their hatred for retail investors made them act opposite to their fiduciary duties? No they cannot.
Can BP like AstraZeneca or Pfizer dare to stand up in court and state they wanted to neuter the competition in the PARP space? No they cannot, because the DOJ antitrust division is listening and they will be dragged over the coals.
Can the creditors open up that they actually have large short positions so their actual interest is share cancellation more than the full recovery that they claim to want? No they cannot.
These parties entered into this corrupt undertaking thinking that they will pull levers behind the scenes and get away with the heist of the century. Well, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Now that the SEC and DOJ are fully involved, these behind the scene players will see the writing on the wall and gently melt into the hedges. The only party that will be left to take the full heat of our rage are the Clovis officers.
Considering the widespread fraud by Clovis officers, it is the Official Equity Committee that will be in the driver's seat going forward with the parallel and supporting effort from the DOJ and SEC. The OEC needs to closely guard the whistleblowers until the right opportunity. I’m looking forward to the DOJ Antitrust division becoming a party to the proceedings. We cannot have Biden’s moonshot cancer initiative on one hand, and on the other, a key oncology asset that promises to displace the SOC for Prostate (a cancer known for poor prognosis) to be rendered impotent (pun intended) in the hands of an insignificant overseas company. (G) Two options for Clovis officers
Clovis officers need to realize that they cannot avoid the consequences of entering into bankruptcy fraud and the intent to eliminate equity. There is no getting around it. They need to figure out a way to minimize the punishment that is coming their way.
- Agree to a liquidation in Ch. 7
If Clovis requests the judge to turn it into a Ch. 7, and let the full company be put up for sale under court supervision, they may still be able to avoid the worst. There is a pent up investor anger that needs to be satisfied. If investors get a healthy share price, say $12, it would immediately reduce the severity of the remaining punishment. Heck, if the share price is good enough, they may even get the third party release that they so desperately want.
In this case, there is no financial impact to the officers. All that they are doing is allowing some BP to come in and give the proper valuation for the company assets.
- Dig in for a cage fight
If better sense does not prevail, the full investor anger will work its course out.
The first course of the OEC should be to prove BK fraud in front of Hon. Judge Stickles. Some people here automatically think the judge is on Clovis’ side. That may be incorrect. It is not lost on the judge that Equity Committee approvals are exceedingly rare. On top of that, the DOJ and SEC are fully engaged. Makes her wonder about the fire when there is so much smoke.
In the unlikely scenario that we do not prevail with fraud charges at this first level, there is the three member BAP bench to appeal to. The benefit of those proceedings will be that OEC will be represented from the get-go, and will be able to inform the bench about the seriousness of this case containing antitrust issues.
In parallel, a class-action can be started. There is a rich $50 mn. corpus that is available. I can imagine law firms falling over each other to get to a $20 mn payout to fully prosecute these crooks, including criminal charges. When there is a jury trial with everyday people like us who have lost our investments, that is when the full punishment will be given out.
If the fraud is proven within two years of the BK (more than enough time), the Ruca assets can also be clawed back and correctly sold in the market, making for even more recovery.
Make no mistake, if the company officers make it harder for us to corner them, our punishment will also be that much harder when we DO CORNER THEM
. By the time we are done with them, they will feel like a chew-toy in a cage of Rottweilers.
I’m hoping that better sense will prevail, and the company officers will ‘choose wisely’. But I have a feeling they won’t. Bring it!!
Poster: Jacaranda Bloom
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2023.06.07 10:17 SupportWorldly4753 Does female best friend(22f) have feelings for me(23m)?
CBF = Childhood Best Friend
I need help to figure out if my female best friend of 16 years, may have feelings for me.
Backstory of our friendship: CBF and I have been friends since I was 6 and she was 5. To be honest I’m not sure how we met, but she recalls that we met while waiting for the school bus. All I know is that shes been part of my life for the past 16 years. We lived in the same neighborhood for 8 years and she lived in the house across from me. We also went to school together, From elementary to high school. Growing up we would get teased by family’s and friends because we were always together. I started to find her attractive during middle school years. One day I was dared to asked her to be my girlfriend for one day by my friends, and she said yes. It was awkward af, we both didn’t have experience in dating since I was in 7th grade and CBF was in the 6th grade. So nothing happened, no kiss, no holding hands. Since we only agreed to date one day, we went back to being friends the next day. Since then no kiss or any sexual act has ever happened between us. We both also dealt with depression when were teenagers. And it didn’t help that her parents and my mom don’t believe in depression, so we relied on each other. We were each other’s rock during our toughest time in life. We also never shared the same circle of friends. She has her own group of friends and I have my own. When we hang out it’s always just the 2 of us. We share our secrets, insecurities and goals with each other. We have a strong friendship bond.
Our rough patch: We had a rough patch when I went away for college. We didn’t talk much in my freshmen and sophomore years. Not until covid hit and I went 100% remotely to finish college. Because of this I moved back to my hometown. She chose to attend in our local hometown college and we reconnected when I moved back in my junior year. Since then we’ve been inseparable again.
Present: Were in our early twenties now, we’ve both been in relationships with other people and had flings with other people. We’ve always supported each other when it came to relationships, career, and Mental health. We also talked about our sex life, we’re very transparent with each other. We also never met each other’s bf/gf. We’re also only very comfortable to be vulnerable in each other’s presence. We grew up kinda poor, and we’re both the oldest sibling in our families. Our hispanic parents were hard on us and we had to grow up quick take care of our little siblings. Due to this we don’t have a very healthy relationship with our parents, so we rely on each other for emotional support. Also to add we rarely do physical contact, we rarely hug each other. A couple years ago we had the “talk” where we asked each other if we had feelings for each other. At the time we both said no. I lied, I did have feelings for her but I didn’t want to lose my CBF. So I buried those feelings, if she’s happy with just being friends with me then I’m okay with that. We hang out once or twice a week. But we constantly call or text each other.
This is where the mix signals start to show. In 2022 we started to casually see people. We’ve always supported each other when we started to date other people. But this time, she seemed jealous. She would make snarky comments about the person I was seeing. She would always say how I can do better. She would constantly message me when ever I went on a date with my partner. This seemed way out of character for her. On my birthday, my CBF made me a cake, made muffins and bought flowers for me. She also took me out to eat that day. Now here’s another big mix signal, while she was seeing her fling, she told me that he was jealous of me because CBF wouldn’t stop talking about me to him. One day CBF and I made plans to go to the beach at night and stargaze together. But I also invited my male best friend to hang out with us. Towards the end of the night my male best friend asked if CBF and I dated before. I said no, we’re just friends. He said that we playfully flirt with each other and that I should ask her out. Recently we’ve been joking around of how we act like a married couple, I would joke with her that I want a divorce and her response would be “never, you’re stuck with me forever.” CBF has also started to be more physical with me. When walking side by side she would bump into me with her shoulder constantly, she would also bump her foot with mine accidentally underneath the table to many times. A few days ago we shared a electric scooter together on her recommendation, and her butt was literally touching my crotch. She also recently started to call me sweetheart, and compliments me on my looks saying how cute I look with a beanie. One time we were thinking of moving in together, and her mom joked that we would hook up if we did. Usually CBF would make a gross comment about it or quickly shit the idea down, but this time she said “if it happens it happens.” My male best friend says that she definitely has feelings for me. He says by the way she looks at me and playfully flirts with me. So now I need other peoples opinions on this, does my CBF have feelings for me or am I just overthinking. I would hate to ruin this friendship due to misinterpretation. She’s one of the most important people in my life.
TLDR: Is my female best friend of 16 years giving me mix signals that she may have feelings for me. She playfully flirts with me and has started to call me sweetheart. Am i being oblivious or am I misinterpreting our friendship?
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