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Have a question that isn’t important enough for the advice thread?
Is it something everyone seems to understand but you can’t?
it's your time to shine
previous thread: >>411490
I have the TOMNEW-Essential-Ultrasonic-Aromatherapy-Humidifier from amazon. Soaking it in water made the metal circle inside of it a bit rusty. Whoops.
I’m gonna try a vinegar soak or alcohol. Someone once suggested to add a vinegar water mix and turn it on but I don’t want to break it.
Obviously fat doesn't change your voice, but hormones do. If you were fat due to PCOS, for example, it's possible that maybe
your voice got deeper due to higher levels of testosterone.
But maybe you just have a deep voice, anon.
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Is it possible to remove/fade a tattoo with a dermaroller? lmao
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Does anyone know the name of this webcomic?
Maybe you ate more fiber this week, chewed more properly (can be unconscious), or maybe your cycle or the weather are making your digestion a bit out of track.
If this is unusual for you make sure to hydrate yourself a bit more tho.
the men say it to cope, because its been proven that there are more men into bestiality than women kek
idk why the women wouldsay it though, i think it might just be a meme at this point tbh
If it's not out of necessity then don't do it anon. Just visit more like the other poster said, or maybe invite some company.
I had to move back in my mid 20s and it was hell. Not that I ever got along with my mom to begin with, but mine had a tendency to revert back to treating me like a teenager when simply that wouldn't do. I didn't get much respect or privacy and she took it personally whenever I laid boundaries or stuck up for myself in any way.
get to know your mum as an adult, live with them while you can while things aren't so serious you have to cart a family or baggage along. OG family setups still exist, it's just weird in western terms apparently. look at how some people in japan and other tradition-rich countries treat and live with their family.
I'm in the same situation and I legit come home to my mum's for a breather and to hang out with her and her dog. when I'm not renting I pay her board so she can pay off her mortgage, so it's a win-win for both of us. I still get my autonomy and independence like a boarder but it isn't "freeloading". depends ultimately on your own family and it's different individually obviously, but if you're considering it and the only thing holding you back from saving money and spending quality time with your family is the misplaced stigma that it's somehow shameful to live with your family (or live where and how you want, ultimately) then dont but otherwise I say do it if that's what you want.
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Has anyone here started a personal baking business?
I bake as a hobby but I have had a few people ask me to bake for their events. Mainly decorated cookies. I'd like to build out my brand a little and possibly grow this into a lucrative part-time gig alongside my desk job…
Both my husband and I work in an industry where there are lots of events, meetings and opportunities for people to appreciate custom-ordered baked goods. And since I've already been asked a few times I figure I am in a good place to start.
Would love to know if anyone here has done something similar.
my friend does this and she makes bank, especially if you get one of those edible printers and do small orders at holidays.
make sure to look into your city requirements. depending on where you live, you may need licenses/certificates. in my area, they just send someone to inspect your kitchen and give you the cert.
My theory is that people just tend to eat more food when in a relationships. Dinner dates, binge watching shows together while munching on stuff, just generally enjoying life with your partner and not really worrying about looks so much.
Happened to me and my bf. We're now trying to be more healthy and lose some weight together. It sucks because he loves baking. No more white chocolate cheesecakes and surprise blueberry muffins.
Worth it to avoid future heart problems and diabetes, I guess.
IA but I think it particularly affects girls because she starts matching what the guy eats because he's also making choices of what and how much to eat. Obviously men can eat far more than women and it will make a small girl gain weight easily.
Honestly it fucking sucks seeing up close and personal just how much a guy can eat without gaining weight, even without exercising or being particularly big.
, this is my nightmare going into a relationship since I'm an ex-fatty.
Any anons have experience dating skellies and generally smaller/less sporty men? Do they eat less?
A lot of variables can influence an IQ test.
Hunger, attention, dumb luck.
Most people are in the 100-120 range, it's really nothing to bother over. Most people flicking their beans about being "Mensa" intelligent are incorrigible social retards, and what's the point of being a smart test taker if you're dumb in every other aspect regarding life?
IQ test aren't really that valid
or reliable and mostly test logical-mathematical skills and to some degree linguistic skills. It is made by people who think that these two types of intelligences are the most valid
one-whether that's true or not …I wouldn't know. But something as complex or abstract as intelligence cannot be fully measured by a test imo.
Cultural and socioeconomic factors, mental health etc. also play a role so I wouldn't be too obsessed with this kinda stuff.
Copypaste from Wolfram alpha?
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Any pocket camp players here? What table is that behind Goldie, with the light fixtures above it, and how do I get it?
Technically, yeah, but the furniture sections are divided into pretty general categories. I figured it would've either been under lighting or tables, but >>429438
was right and it's under the partitions category.>>429438
Thanks anon! Damn, looks like I can't get it ugh. I stopped playing for about a year but now I'm getting back into it and I'm sad I missed out on so much cute furniture.
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I'm probably blind but is this cool toned or warm toned? Did the silver and gold jewelry thing, but I look pretty shit with both. Pic is with natural indirect lighting.
Airlines have bag insurance policies up to a certain amount.
Rich people don't fly commercial, and when they do, they don't pack valuables into luggage.
Baggage screeners at the airport and baggage handlers are often contractors who are not affiliated with the airlines themselves, so a lot of shady shit happens.
But I can't tell if this fag was legitimately a moron or if he's scamming.
Because here's another tidbit: How does he prove what was inside his lost luggage? What retard packs $60k worth of shit?
Basically means you can't go wrong, do what you like. If something obviously suits you better, like the silver ring in this instance, go for that.
I'm neutral too and always found the advice on how to tell your undertones maddeningly confusing because most of them contradict each other. and I have yet to buy a foundation because ones with neutral undertones seemingly don't exist.
Thin people tend to eat badly but infrequently, I eat kinda junky food but only really have one meal a day and some snacks.
I guess if you feel pressured to eat with the guy you can schedule that as your meal. In my experience guys dont give a fuck if you've eaten or drank anything ever and will use food/drink purchases to guilt trip you with later (yes I am single)
Related, I am number-dyslexic (dyscalculia) and get so anxious worrying if I "owe" a friend/guy money for some $5 drink I avoid going out at all
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What do you think of pic related?
I'm kind of depressed after reading that. The one thing that I envied men was their camaraderie but I was always hopeful that it's possible to achieve that with women too if we put aside trivial shit and needless competition.
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If I am drinking hard liquor, I need an equivalent of about half a bottle of vodka to even feel remotely drunk. (A typical bottle of vodka in my country is 500 ml so I need a 250 ml of 40% alcohol content)
If I am drinking beer, a 500 ml bottle of 6,5% alcohol content beer gets me there just as quickly and effectively.
Is it a body issue? Is it because beer is kinda fizzy and fizzy drinks tend to get to your head quicker?
It always seemed fucking ironic to me since I really, really love coctails with hard liquor and hate most beers (and we have like 2 types of good tasting high alcohol content mainstream beers in our country both of which I am tired of)
What gets you drunk the quickest anons?
What do you think is a better option price-wise for you?
>>429594>women and "cooperation"
who knows wtf that means.
Women in same-sex groups are more likely to voice their actual opinions, feel more comfortable disagreeing/calling someone out, debating, arguing, being blunt, whatever. Than they do when men are present. This type of dynamic is challenging for women who are used to men/mixed-sex dynamics, because men don't challenge women. They will ignore or dismiss, or patronize, but won't be as directly challenging as another woman would be.
At the peril of being accused a man-hater (imagine the horror!), men rarely take a woman's opinion seriously. I've managed to establish myself as an authority at my workplace but it took a lot of time and me becoming more androgynous for that to happen and I still get dismissed at times.
Online, where everyone's male by default, my opinions and thoughts are valued but irl? Nope. If they care about you, they might pretend for a short amount of time. Otherwise forget about it.
Even though their topics are neither complex or more interesting than yours, even if you present your arguments and thoughts in a coherent manner, they're just going to dismiss you. It's depressing because that's not going to change anytime soon, maybe never.
It may help. In my experience it increased confidence and exercise helped with energy levels.
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It doesn't seem like the IT term, here is the screenshot
Oh that’s good to know! Mainly asking because I want to open a new savings with another bank for better inteest rate, I was really worried about transferring a bunch of money over haha. >>429910
Hm, that makes a lot of sense. Didn’t realize that lol>>429985
This also makes sense! When I opened the account I was in high school, so it was a sort of special account. It makes sense that they would have a limit for a young kid haha. My account is now just a regular one now, so I guess it’s fine (but I’ll still call to double check).
Thank you anons!
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In certain lighting (indoor overhead light, harsh lighting from a lamp, strong sunshine and a shiny face from sunscreen) my nasolabial folds look really bad and in other conditions (softer lighting/daylight that isn't direct sunlight) they're not visible. Which one do I believe? I asked my friends and boyfriend and they all said they're not visible or only sometimes but I don't know if they're just trying to spare my feelings.
The area there isn't even wrinkled really, but my facial fat is distributed in a way that I've always had them (they look like pic related but stretching from the sides of my nose and not that far down), there's always been a clear 'divide' between the area around my mouth/chin and my chubby cheeks. The skin around my nostrils is also darker which makes matters worse.
Is this something to worry about? Is this what people mean by nasolabial folds/smile lines? You did say dumb questions.
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how do I get this password pop up thing to not happen every time I open a thread
>>429680She can't elaborate bc she's an olive which is lumped under neutral and she looks like a dead frog in most colors.>>430141
It's one of the first wrinkles that you begin to see as you age (the kind that stays as a wrinkle even when your face is neutral) so I think some anons have damage regarding it. It's absolutely normal and everyone has them when they make most facial expressions, and some people have them even when their face is resting, nbd. If it's facial fat related than they're likely being honest in that it's not obvious all the time.
There are tons of women with facial lines and sub-optimal fat distribution that are still considered attractive. Either way I'd focus on evening out skintone and flattering features you like the most rather than being sad about a "flaw" that you share with most humans and one that every human will inevitably have lol.>>430156
After, because you're trying to deposit color and not wash it off immediately.
it's more complete, imo. there are things about women and womanhood that are really hard to explain, but somehow other women just Get It.
Also, I've noticed in general that men make a lot of assumptions of their gfs/wives based on dumb shit that doesn't have anything to do with the woman. Like one male friend was bragging about his tomboy gf and how she wasn't high maintenance like the other girls, and she… just had a pixie cut. Face full of make up, manicured nails, but she didn't have long hair so that meant she was a tomboy. How can you say you're in love with a woman when you get her entire aesthetic wrong?
I'm not expert or anything like that but could be that you just have a small, less defined chin, have excess fat around the neck area or your lower jaw is not properly aligned and you have an overbite. All of these could give you a double chin even if you're skinny.
If it's a jaw issue you'd have to see an orthodontist otherwise you can get chin fillers or have the fat removed.
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Whats the deal with crystal.cafe? I found it off 8chan a month ago and was enjoying it until today… Apparently me explaining something about cryptocurrency during a /biz/ raid automatically means I was a larping incel and I got permabanned.
Apparently cc started as a branch of this place?
It was started by anons from here, yeah.
Unfortunately you got caught up in the recent /biz/ raid, you may be able to wait out the ban though. I've been mistakenly banned twice during raids and they expired within a couple of months.
I think the mods are just messy tbh.
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Why do I always feel sad and empty when I look at cute, innocent things? I've been like this since I was a little kid. I still like them, but they make me want to cry.
I also feel anxious and guilty when I hold babies or small animals. It feels like I'm going to hurt them, even though I'd never do that. Maybe their vulnerability makes me worry, I don't know.
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why is acting in japanese movies or dramas so bad?
who actually buys tickets to watch this shit?
it's just they're acting the way manga is drawn, if that makes sense. like, imagine these scenes as manga panels and it makes sense.
it's supposed to by cartoony and weird, I just haven't figured out if its just japanese humor or they legitimately believe this is how people are supposed to act.
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Can human flesh mold?
The flesh we eat certainly can but I never heard of mold on people or corpses.
I FEEL sounds sometimes. I think it’s getting worse with time. It might be triggered
by stress but I’m not sure. I think it probably feels like what you described, but sometimes it’s only higher/sharp sounds other times it’s a wider range of them
but it's really hard for humans who regularly shower or aren't in super damp environments to grow mold because our skin is good at repelling water at levels mold likes
mold usually doesn't grow on corpses because there's usually too many other bacteria feeding on corpses for mold to grow, and if it's rotting, the mold might not grow on it because not all molds like rotting material to grow on
In order for people to grow mold you'd probably have to cut them up in a sanitized environment and leave them in a fridge or something that already has mold in it
They can get fungus. It can happen in area with sweat and skin to skin contact (rolls). The are where your pubis and legs intersect can be a problem too for example.
sage for no real answer, but how do you make your own soymilk anon?
I fucking love soymilk, especially the Chinese brand ones because they taste more like… idk what theyre supposed to taste like lol, but paying like $3.50 every week for a new half gallon really adds up and at this point I should probably just make my own.
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Can someone please recommend me bags in a similar, if not exact, style? I love the Burberry banner bag so much, especially with one with their signature plaid pattern on it, but I can't justify a month's worth of rent on a fucking handbag. Even secondhand I can only find it for a $900 minimum, I might as well buy a replica at this point lol
All you need is a nut milk bag, soybeans and a blender, it's really easy. I use this recipe but they're all pretty much the same, and how much sugar you add comes down to your personal tastes.
Be prepared to have a whole lot of leftover pulp, though. It's good for baking chewy cookies and veggie burgers.
Hm, for me it's the opposite, I'm very tall and feel very safe (and my parents also don't worry).
I'm just saying, why would they try to take on a tall girl (and risk losing against her/getting hurt/being caught), instead of going the "safe and easy" road?
Some of my friend are very short and even I could just grab them and throw them into my car.
is it cheating to speak to other people/be sexual with other people like not even irl when your boyfriend is CURRENTLY cheating on you and you know it and he did it first and actually like, say, fucked your best friend and then fucked more people? is that cheating on him? is that actually cheating?>>432024
no i am just correct
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has anyone eaten this? What does it
They can be interchangeable, but not always. Left-wing and liberal are basically the same. I personally see 'liberals' as referring to the more extreme left, but not everyone uses it that way. You can apply both these terms to Democrats, but not always the other way around. You can be liberal/left-wing but not a Democrat. Same thing applies to right/conservative/repub.
Our system only really accepts Democrats and Republicans for the most part, but other parties exist, like the Green Party, which is left-wing. And Libertarians are kind of all over the place depending on who you're talking to, oddly enough. I've met liberal and conservative libertarians.
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Would anyone happen to know who this model is? I saw her on the Aerie website, and I know they'll sometimes tag their models on their instagram posts, but she hasn't been posted on there yet…
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Most of the original farmers are migrants from 4chan's /cgl/, which was already a mostly female community. In 2012 (or 2011? Can't quite remember) drama threads were banned from /cgl/ and users propped up different websites to continue their discussions. Stamina Rose was the latest creation and after that site closed down, our glorious Lolcow Farm came to be.
So to answer your question, it's always been mostly female, although I remember during the early days posting as a male wasn't explicitly banned like it is today.
It was Maximum Faggotry, then Stamina Rose, and now Lolcow IIRC. The fucked up thing about LC is that when it first started, the admin of Stamina Rose explicitly went to Unichan to try and get one of the autists there to be admin for her because she couldn't be bothered. It's why we ended up having threads about Orange Citrus, one of their many camgirls.
In hindsight, it makes sense that we got a Shoe0nHead orbiter as our first admin. Hell, in hindsight, Shuwu was probably the admin of SR, which would make her the "true" admin of Lolcow before handing it over to Ian.
Knee unless I have to go to the pool or to the beach. I'm a disgusting hirsute woman with PCOS so every time I shave it's already growing back the next two days. So not worth it.
If I'm desperate I'll just wax it since that shit will take longer but I also have sensitive skin.
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Damn anon this fucked me up a bit.
Well, technically every edible plant and animal with a particular breed is a GMO.
Because while we may be not directly altering their genetics, we breed them for certain qualities.
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birth rates getting lower is a good thing, humans aren't in any kind of danger of extinction, it's just an excuse for racist men to be racist and force pregnancy upon women their race. women are getting more independent and focused on their careers instead of being forced to marry and have kids, looking after 10 kids is almost impossible for the modern family, of course the birth rates will be lower. and yet there are more humans alive than any other time of human history, it applies to all races.
Might be an unpopular opinion because I don't think she checks off the "self aware" box, and yet I think PT did a good job of losing weight, dropping the kawaii/gravure model delusion, and settling into the fact that she's an average person with an average job.
Except the last time a major post was dropped about her she had some issue with thinking she was turning into a male? I think that's some gender special trendhopper shit though, she's probably over that by now too.
I still give her kudos for going quiet after being the internet's biggest weeb laughing stock.
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Is buying a steamer worth it? I do have an ironing board and iron, but I also hate dealing with taking out the ironing board (parents put it in a weird place where it's god honest so annoying to take it out/put it back without wrecking a million things around it).
I'm eyeing this one (our black+decker iron is older than me and works great so I figure this might not break immediately) but it's $50…
Once I made a cape for cosplay (please dont @ me for being a sperg) and I worked so hard on its stupid scalloped edges and lining it nicely…. only to forget that the iron was on the wrong setting and burned a hole through it. I almost started crying (a friend helped me fixed it, but still).
Haven't been able to get out those stubborn fold lines from it but I hope this steamer will help!
I am suicidal, but also I wanna see the full extent of dystopia we live in before I off myself.
Before I lived to spend the most time with my girlfriend, be happy and grow old with her. She dumped me.
I don't wanna die but I don't wanna continue living like this either so that's where I am. I also am scared to attempt suicide, fail and live with the damage for the rest of my life, becoming a huge burden to my family.
Despite not having a great, close relationships with my parents, they've already been through too much and I don't wanna do this to them.
There's many experiences in life I want to have even if I have to wade through rivers of shit to obtain them. I'd rather live for an hour of happiness than die knowing that once I'm dead it's final, and I will never have another chance at happiness again. I cling to hope.
Death is horrible. Even though I know it's coming to me one day it makes me physically ill to think about my final moments in a dying shell. My memories, loves, and consciousness slipping away from me and knowing there's nothing I can do. I want to put that off for as long as possible.
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Is religion supposed to give me a reason to live? Are my family, friends and pure enjoyment of Doing Things not good enough? Maybe it's because I didn't grow up with any religion but I'm confused.
I didn't grow up with any religion either, and I also feel like being Alive to Do Things is just about enough justification to stay alive.
I'm not religious, I have never been religious, I feel uncomfortable in places of worship enough to say that I'll never be religious. I stay alive because being alive is fun. I get to learn new things, I get to do new things, I get to meet new people. This kind of happiness and openness hasn't always been available to me, so I just want to experience it for all that I can while I can do it. I can easily hold myself accountable and build myself up in bad times without religion.
Why does anyone NEED religion? I can't wrap my mind around THAT.
I like living. Makes my proverbial dick really hard.
What is it like having to have heaven dangled in front of you like a carrot on a stick just so you continue living and/or not being a complete and utter sociopath? Do you hate life this much?
I still live with my parents and haven’t bought many (if any) appliances so I have no way of gauging what’s a good deal and what isn’t… There are other cheaper ones out there too if you’re shopping around anon (not just cheap shitty ones, some ~$30 decently reviewed ones) but I’m pretty set on this one for myself.
The only appliance I’m dead set on buying when I move out is one of those dyson cordless vacuums. My best friend and future roommate thinks spending a couple hundred on it is a stupid idea but my parents bought one and I’m the main cleaner of the household and… holy FUCK I definitely want one when I move out lol.
Hey anon, after getting a fridge that harbored some I can tell you what my family did.
There are gels specifically for roaches, you can apply it really anywhere in their way and they'll carry it back to the nest and nom on it. Borax is also an option as well as it's lethal to them (boric acid is lethal) There are some other powders as well specially made for this purpose. Find where they are hiding. You'll be able to find a ton of eggs that way (maybe dedicate a vacuum to this purpose specifically to dispose) find the pathways they take. It depends on the kitchen but common areas would be, in cupboards (search high and low) and make sure there are no holes in them or way they can hide behind them. Make sure you check the stove, they will hide in appliances. Check your fridge (under and behind), check your dishwasher (they will usually hide on top or behind the insulation). They will hide in base boards and that's how they will often travel to other rooms which is where I recommend sprinkling the powder. I hope your family has no pets for that method though.
If you need a little help tracking them, do it at night. Turn off the lights and wait a bit then turn them back on, some should be around because that's when they hunt for food, at night.
I would also recommend spraying a roach killing spray if you're able to like maybe… Once a week (especially in the nesting area). You really need to track down where the nest is. The mamas are pretty easy to spot and when they know they're dying, they'll usually detach the egg from themself. So you gotta find it fast before the next babies hatch.
Lock up any food you have and make sure the kitchen is clean, starve them a bit. They'll get desperate and appear more often, but that'll be good if you use the gel since they'll take it back.
Remember to apply the poisons to the areas where they travel or commonly go. Make sure pets aren't able to get near them too.
When you find the area(s) (we had 2 areas they specifically were drawn to) that they gather in put some powder (borax is an option) in those areas.
Last but not least… Their nest will most likely be in a dark area but near a food source. My family only had the kitchen to deal with but it is possible for them to hide in other furniture.
Best of luck anon. You'll know the poisons are working when you see them slowly walking or even in daylight. They get really desperate lol.
>>433411>but also I wanna see the full extent of dystopia we live in before I off myself
i agree, the end of the world is gonna be so instagram friendly. Like okay, Mom, you achieved more things in life than me, but at least, I got to witness this shit>>433652
"oh no i was only being a retard ironicly!"
Isn't there a literal equivalent to that kind of expression in english? Like when an older man calls a random kid "son"? You know, in a "hey buddy" way.
I believe "mija" would be exactly that, but for a woman.
Then yes she meant it like what this anon said >>433822
The short answer is they are just floating through life with no direction. They don’t make decisions, indecisive, no hobbies/skills, no real passion for anything.
It’s just believe who haven’t discovered themselves. Doesn’t matter if your interests is fucking weeb anime shit or collection coins. If your passionate about it when you talk about it with others it will never come across as dull.
Getting to play Cyberpunk 2077 and other new games and watching the 2020 Olympics.
There's always new entertainment coming out to get immersed in no matter how shit the real world gets.
You could eat a lot of apples and collect the seeds, as they have a substance that gets broken to a form of cyanide, I believe.
But uh, you didn't hear it from me
her story is so sad. She didnt mean to poison 18 people, just the people forcing her to get married and now she's gonna spend her life in prison.>>434024
a lot but not so much that you cannot do it at home either
From my experience and my group is that we usually stayed together but those who were with couples did get alone time eventually usually got their own rooms and all
Just depends on how close everyone is
ah shit, I remember this girl. She's like filipino or viet right? pretending to be 14?
I'm having a look now for you (and me lmao I forgot about her!!) I'll post here if I find anything. saging this in the meantime, good luck on the hunt. she was good milk
Idk about snowflakes and all but I've noticed this with irl people who tend to have this victim
complex and want a cookie every time they act like a decent human being. For those people I feel like kindness is just a performance that's why constantly want recognition for it.
I studied in Japan twice (though I was a Polysci major), one semester in Nagasaki and one semester in Tokyo.
Both were easy as fuck. My university in Nagasaki wasn't anything special (small uni), but being in a homestay, having a really hands-on international student department to support us, and being in basically bumfuck, nowhere Japan where almost no one speaks English really helped my Japanese. Not like N5 to N1 level, but I did improve quite a bit (nowhere near fluent, but enough to communicate basic things and hold a semi decent dinner conversation with my host mum). Culture wasn't that difficult to adjust to, then again I grew up a giant fucking weeb so I sort of knew what to expect. My host mum was very, very forgiving with me and my school offered courses on Japanese culture.
In Tokyo, I was at one of the top universities. I don't say this to toot my own horn, but just to say that despite it being a top university, I wasn't really challenged in any of my classes. Then again, I wasn't allowed to enroll in Japanese courses because I didn't apply to it originally (they required a study statement in Japanese and again, my Japanese isn't that good). I'm sure the Japanese courses would've been a lot more enlightening, all the English courses are geared for Japanese students so it's super basic English and the professors expect the absolute bare minimum so getting S in all my classes was basically a given. I did get to take some interesting classes not offered here in the states, and gave up my second semester of Japanese language to take a class with one of my favorite professors (was definitely worth it for my own personal enjoyment).
I've left out so, so many things and your experience (whether in Japan or Russia or SK) will be definitely be different. I was going through a lot emotionally during my time in Tokyo so I unfortunately view it as sort of a stain on my life. It was easy to get by with minimal Japanese and I isolated myself a lot because of the things going on in my life so my Japanese arguably got worse than when I lived in Nagasaki.
Also, since I was a polysci student, it was easy to get all the courses I needed to take and have them count at my home university. I would imagine something like computer science might not be offered for international students (especially since most just come to fuck around and take the most basic classes in culture and language), but some schools might!
Affording to study in Japan (twice!) was definitely not cheap, but somehow ended up making my overall college expenses cheaper (only paid tuition to my home university, room&board and all that was cheaper in Japan).
It was definitely a no brainer that I'd get into both schools. We have close relationships with them and we get a lot of Japanese students at my universities from them, and it's not like I was failing my courses so they had no reason to reject me (also not that many people applied).
I can't speak for everyone and all schools, but I do feel like the "half-assing everything and visiting places and making friends instead" is pretty much what a study abroad experience is for. You're there to experience the culture, and the classes are really just a side thing. When I lived in Nagasaki they really amped up all the student activities- took us to an onsen, amusement park, some other popular places to really explore and basically absorb Japan into our souls. They told us "you're a student, your main priority is to study" while also knowing you'll really just be off fucking around and figuring out what foreign alcohol tastes the best.
There was a huge difference between the international students who were seriously enrolled in a 4 year course with intention to graduates and international students who were studying abroad. Not to say there aren't those studying abroad who are really trying to get something super academic out of it, but most of us who were on the English track course were mostly there just to be there. Actually thinking back on it, quite a few of my fellow international students in Nagasaki were studying compsci or something similar and knew they were just there for the experience and not for anything beneficial to their major.
That said, they really were impactful life experiences for me and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them, so they're worth it even if you might not get a lot academically out of them! I have a brain full of mostly useless information lol.
I think "half-assing" was a bit exaggerated, but really my friends who went abroad only studied for tests and did their assignments in a reasonable way, while here in our country everyone else had some nightmarish schedules with nightmarish assignments and our teachers and the administrations lowered many students' grades to "reajust" the average marks in order to give our university a specific reputation. So it's really relative to that.
>they really were impactful life experiences for me and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them
All of my friends said pretty much the same thing. Many of them stayed there after graduating and have well-paying jobs, some are dating or married to people they met there, and other are often going back for holidays. ngl I'm jealous of them because I couldn't go anywhere and our university was very demanding but it was absolutely not rewarding. Other friends who went to English speaking countries instead loved studying abroad as well except one guy who spent a semester in NY and was shocked that everything was way too expensive for him, he had to come back just because of it.
I shave my legs, pits, and pubes. I don't shave my arms because I just have some peach fuzz.
The reason for everything else is because my hair is super coarse and scraggly.
If I let it grow out it often gets caught in the material of my clothes.
I feel itchier when I have hair; sometimes a breeze across my legs makes the hairs move in such a way that my mind is tricked into thinking there's an insect crawling on me for a split second. It's unsettling.
When I sweat I hate having hair because I feel like the residual is wetter for longer (similar to how short hair dries quicker than long hair). I feel like a wet beast.
Plus I like the visibility of seeing every little bump, scratch, and bruise without noticing because a bunch of hair is covering my skin.
i have decades' worth of trauma related to waxing and shaving (being forced to since barely hit puberty) so i just flat out decided to stop shaving & waxing at all around 4 years ago and besides the occasional brazilian wax during the summer for comfort reasons, it's made no difference to me. i quite like my body hair, i feel so comfortable with it i often forget i have chewbacca legs. and yes, it weeds out scrotes, which is a big plus.
i don't judge women who wax or shave, it's a personal aesthetic choice and me going all radfem on them is senseless and won't change their minds. i understand my hatred for it comes from a place of trauma and subjectivity, but i do think it's the dumbest double standard and beauty standard to impose on women.
I shave my underarms because I like the way gel deodorant sticks better. I've always had that problem where every deodorant I use sticks to the hair so I just shave.
I feel like there's no similar valid
reason to shave my arms/legs, there is visible dark hair, but it's not a lot and it's not uncomfortable. It made me think about it more when the other day my bf was telling me how he was self-conscious about his extremely hairy arms and legs and rarely wears shorts because of it. He's a huge sweetheart and I comforted him about it. But most guys don't even think about how hairy and gross they are, and they show off that shit to everyone. It's pretty stupid how even having a little bit of hair visible on my legs feels like a huge humiliating thing.
Thankfully I never got behind shaving pubic hair, only trimming. If anyone judged me about that I'd show them the door.
>>435002>Outside of conventional beauty standards, why do women bother shaving their legs/pits/pubic area?
There is no reason outside of arbitrary standards. Women tell themselves they do it for ~their own reasons~ but that's a cope 'cause they don't want to feel weak.Their precious pornsick boyfies would leave them if they don't maintain their baby vaginas uwu
Funny how you never hear about men shaving their entire bodies for "comfort".
I guess what I’m having a hard time understanding is the aesthetic decision to remove hair, I’m not sure how you can come to that choice without social conditioning being a huge factor? >>435008
I understand the feeling of a breeze making it feel like there’s something on me lmao I guess after years of it, I’ve just gotten used to it. But for whatever reason, having bare legs turns into sensory overload almost when things touch them.
Even I have really thick, black hair and I stopped shaving a few years ago. I only started shaving my legs because I was scared kids in school would make fun of me, and there's really no point in shaving pubes or other sensitive areas. It just gets itchy and gives painful ingrown hairs. I do trim it though, especially my pubes because it's gross and annoying when discharge dries if the hairs are longer.
Sometimes I get comments from people wondering why I don't shave my legs. My mom laughed at me one time and called me Middle Eastern. It did piss me off because it's none of their business but I still do whatever I want. It's my body and their opinions are worth nothing.
I'm talking about straight men. I had an ex who hated his hairy ass and shaved it. Mostly cause he'd get swamp ass with the hair.
Some straight dudes are mega insecure about hairy backs and get that waxed.
Know some guys who hate their pubes and shave it bald.
Back in my high school and college days I knew male swimmers who shaved their legs for aerodynamic and comfort issues as well.>>435016>shaving being the default
Anon said men never shave for comfort, not that men don't shave as a default.
it's 100% conditioning. men in general don't get grief from sexual partners for not shaving their genitals or 'pits or whatever, you never see men's pictures on social media get flamed by women bc "ewww he doesn't shave gross". it's a double standard, a patriarchal one too.
any woman who tells you that they do it "for themselves" has a right to do so, you can do whatever the heck you want with your body and it's understandable if body hair makes you feel uncomfortable, but we can't deny we've been conditioned for years & years by media and societal standards to think body hair is "gross" on our bodies (but not men's). ask yourself: would you think having hairy legs/vag/pits feels and looks bad if tv, movies, magazines and your social environment hadn't always talked about it that way?
I shave my legs on VERY rare occasions (like maybe once a year) for fun because I like how the freshly shaven skin feels. Like how pants, bedsheets or the wind feel against it. I enjoy it for a few days, then just forget about them again for a year.
I also try to keep my pubes quite short because I feel like really long pubes trap odor more easily, but I don't use razors so I guess it doesn't count as shaving.
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>"Body hair is ugly", the brave farmer says through tears as she pulls a gory wax strip off of her anus. "I expect men to shave it all, too." Her bearded boyfriend, Nigel, drops his skidmarked-to-hell tighty-whities on her pillow so she'll remember to take them down to the river and scrub them, his furry asscrack a direct challenge to her firmly-held beliefs.
Oh come on. We aren't going to slap the razor out of your hand but it would be nice if you all could acknowledge that it's hard out here for us women who don't care about having hair on places other than our heads. Men literally can't-won't wipe their asses but expect you to look like a teen porn star 24/7.
>>435038>it would be nice if you all could acknowledge that it's hard out here for us women who don't care about having hair on places other than our heads
Maybe because OP's question was asking about why women who shave do so, and not about your personal struggles of not shaving and what's abuzz about typical male double standards.
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>>435038>Her bearded boyfriend, Nigel, drops his skidmarked-to-hell tighty-whities on her pillow so she'll remember to take them down to the river and scrub them, his furry asscrack a direct challenge to her firmly-held beliefs.
This hits too close to home
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I'm not insecure with my "decision" (it's not really a decision, it's the adult female body's natural state) but I'm burned out from so many discussions of this issue in feminist spaces where women's knowledge of social pressure and ability to critique it short-circuits at the mere mention of body hair (and the double-standards around it).
Women saying they wax/shave for ~themselves~ is like women who wear makeup saying they do it for ~self-expression~. Like, do it if you want, but we both know you wouldn't if it wasn't expected of you or if it made you uglier in men's eyes.
The only insecure people in these discussions are women who can't handle their choices being examined, and that's libfem shit right there.>upset that not every single one of us chose body hair as our feminist hill to die on
Yeah, since when do feminists talk about the female body? Also I just feel like sperging about this okay, take me as I am world (a sperg)
Things have definitely gotten a lot better! Tokyo happened during an unfortunate time and the isolation (my own fault really) and being so far away from my support system of friends and family did nothing but worsen the situation. To make things even more worse, no one from my school applied that year so I went in completely alone! I did make both intl and Japanese friends through the seminar my school basically forced me into!
To answer your question, my classes in Nagasaki were 100% American international students. Japanese students weren’t allowed to take the courses offered fo us. Lol, even the Chinese and Korean intl students were in seperate classes from us. We mingled a lot with Japanese students in the common areas though!
In Tokyo my classes were more mixed because my english classes weren’t 100% geared towards international students. Japanese students took them too (which was why is was so easy, they had to simplify the English so taking a law class felt like… if you were to teach constitutional law to grade schoolers) and I unfortunately got babied into speaking English all the time because they wanted to practice with me.>>434997
Oh that sucks! I’m a New Yorker and I’m struggling to stay alive here lol.
I met a girl at my Nagasaki university who married her boyfriend she met there and now she works for a cute lil coffee shop! I used to have dreams of moving there after college and working there, but I’ve found just visiting to be good enough. I’m not terribly fond of the work culture (I work for a Japanese company now here in NY and it’s just really not my favorite thing lol, but to each their own!). I’d love to retire in Nagasaki but being on lolcow and reading some of the threads on Venus and Sere and whatnot have made me realize that getting a visa would be a fucking pain if not just near impossible (I’m not taking the sham marriage route thanks!)
Yes, you are sperging and that's why you seem insecure about not shaving. Nobody here is trying the empowered choice libfem bullshit, saying they like having smooth skin or shaven men doesn't mean they are denying the social expectation for women to be hairless. You're getting mad at 'I like how it feels' as an explanation because being a slave to the patriarchy is the only reason you're willing to accept, apparently.
Maybe consider that some feminists prioritize other things. I've chosen the single, celibate and childless life so what am I to think of women who dont shave complaining about their bfs and fuckbuddies not liking it? I shave my vag but nobody sees it, is that worse than not shaving and still giving ungrateful, undeserving men pussy and letting them hurt her feelings? People do what they are comfortable with, for some that will include shaving.
>>435080>I've chosen the single, celibate and childless life
Same, partially because I don't feel like having every aspect of my person scrutinized by men. You know, men, those people who, due to porn and severe entitlement, think they are owed bald pussies.>People do what they are comfortable with, for some that will include shaving.
All I'm saying is that 'what you're comfortable with' isn't a completely organic concept that you are born with. That's all.
Are there any based countries to move to?
I want to live in a country with decent health care, affordable college, and a place where women are respected as equals and the men aren't entitled and scummy to date. I know this is wishful thinking, but after being around some different states and observing their culture, I actually don't hate California as much, even though it's awful here too. I'm just so fucking fed up of American culture, and I'm "patriotic" and (used to be) very conservative/libertarian leaning. Why can't I have guns, healthcare, LGBT rights, AND keep illegals and religious nutjobs on the other side of the wall? I can't fucking take this anymore. I just want to start a nice family, without worrying about their education or dealing with liberal males that dump everything on you, or right/christian males who are entitled and mean as fuck. I love women too, but I'm only surrounded by "intersectional feminist" type. Please help. PLEASEEEEEE.
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I use these bad boys, esp for that pesky hair that seems to grow almost inside the inner rim of the labia. It'll get you a pretty close trim without the ingrowns, and I've never had the trimmer knick me despite straight up attacking my labia with it.
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I use the clio. It's a great electric trimmer for the price. Just be careful around your labia.
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I use one of these bad boys, has lasted me for years for like $15 @ the grocery store. Super close shave but no ingrown hairs and I can do it dry with a handheld mirror once a week before I hop in the shower.
Dunno everyone's body hair is different but my hair is stubborn like a man's beard so this gets the job done without being too dull and literally ripping hair from my flesh.
Throwing a tantrum because other women shave isn't 'having a conversation'. I would completely understand and empathize if anons were responding like dumb libfems but they aren't, they're just saying they shave for whatever personal reasons and several specifically conceded social pressures as a cause.
This isn't the radfem thread to begin with.
But nobody has had their opinions challenged, jfc. You think we're defending shaving as purely our own choice, but nobody is doing that. We ALL know we don't shave or wear makeup in a vaccuum, but some of us do it anyway. The fact that we shave despite understanding that doesn't warrant responses like >>435038
, which I do consider a tantrum because it reeks of bitterness.
Again, I am not and have never once argued that hair removal is chosen without the influence of social pressure. Nobody here is arguing that but you keep responding like we are, in a way that might be appropriate for choice feminists on tumblr, but not us.
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Spoiler because the picture is kind of disgusting.
Does anyone know what could cause white lines and peeling on the toenails? I tried anti fungal treatment but it didn't do much.
My feet aren't exactly exposed to water, but could it be due to being in shoes all day?
He's pretty dismissive during semi-serious conversation (one word responses) and I hadn't told him about anything too personal or serious about me yet because it's only been 5 months yet I'm always there for his meltdowns because of his anxiety and body dysmorphia. I think I'm going to end it. He's not my type anyway or what I need from a partner.
Also excuse me, I know this isn't the relationship thread lol.
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good on you anon, you better end it. i stayed in that stuff and it really numbed me mentally. guys like that see the anime girls as holes, and it transfers to their views of actual women
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I checked out Magdalen Bern's Twitter, and saw this pinned.
I know next to nothing about brain cancer or therapy for it. Does this mean she has a chance of it not killing her? Is she getting better? I only just got into her videos, and I feel pretty down about the whole cancer thing.
Whoops. My browser glitched out.
I was gonna post about on male pattern baldness. Yeah, it’s shallow of me to ask this but… how do you know when your partner is balding or will be bald at 40? I just don’t want to be with a bald man as we grow older. They gross me out.
Doesn’t she have glioblastoma? It’s a really aggressive form of brain cancer, people who are diagnosed with it typically don’t live longer than a year. I don’t know much about Magdalen but I’ve seen a few of her videos and she seems like a great person. I think her tweet is about remission, which means the cancer has stopped growing for the time being so she can pause her radiotherapy.
If you want to know more about this type of cancer:https://www.abta.org/tumor_types/glioblastoma-gbm/
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German anons! I started listening to Nina Hagen very recently, and I want to ask some stupid questions about her
Is she well-known in Germany? Like, does the average person know about her? Do people there like her? Does anybody know what she's up to these days? Any extra info or personal opinions about her are welcome.
Thanks for the info, anon! Every detail about her is very interesting to me.
Happy to hear she's still around on tv and stuff, even if it's not that often.
Also for some reason I assumed her daughter was like 25 years old, lmao.
Sorry to bother, but do you know why people seem to not like her very much? Is it because of her loud personality? Or did she do something shitty at some point? I really want to like her, but I'm worried she is or has been involved in some ugly stuff or something like that. You know how celebrities can be. I don't want to get my hopes up just in case, haha.