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OBS Help

2020.09.23 23:06 vetrm OBS Help

Hi wondered if any of you advanced level users could help me
I have pretty pants internet its only 6mbps upload and 40mbps down, trying to stream and game is a nightmare, it looks choppy grainy and due to the load on the internet its causing constant disconnection on any game I am playing/attempting to stream
19:33:24.693: CoInitializeEx succeeded: 0x00000001
19:33:24.693: CPU Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz
19:33:24.693: CPU Speed: 3600MHz
19:33:24.693: Physical Cores: 8, Logical Cores: 8
19:33:24.693: Physical Memory: 32686MB Total, 28742MB Free
19:33:24.693: Windows Version: 10.0 Build 19041 (release: 2004; revision: 508; 64-bit)
19:33:24.693: Running as administrator: true
19:33:24.693: Aero is Enabled (Aero is always on for windows 8 and above)
19:33:24.693: Windows 10 Gaming Features:
19:33:24.693: Game Bar: Off
19:33:24.693: Game DVR: Off
19:33:24.693: Game DVR Background Recording: Off
19:33:24.693: Game Mode: On
19:33:24.694: Sec. Software Status:
19:33:24.695: Microsoft Defender Antivirus: enabled (AV)
19:33:24.695: Windows Firewall: enabled (FW)
19:33:24.696: Current Date/Time: 2020-09-23, 19:33:24
19:33:24.696: Browser Hardware Acceleration: true
19:33:24.696: Portable mode: false
19:33:24.862: OBS 25.0.8 (64-bit, windows)
19:33:24.862: ---------------------------------
19:33:24.872: ---------------------------------
19:33:24.872: audio settings reset:
19:33:24.872: samples per sec: 48000
19:33:24.872: speakers: 2
19:33:24.873: ---------------------------------
19:33:24.873: Initializing D3D11...
19:33:24.873: Available Video Adapters:
19:33:24.874: Adapter 0: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
19:33:24.874: Dedicated VRAM: 4106223616
19:33:24.874: Shared VRAM: 4252315648
19:33:24.874: PCI ID: 10de:1e84
19:33:24.875: Driver Version: 27.21.14.5638
19:33:24.875: output 0: pos={0, 0}, size={1920, 1080}, attached=true, refresh=240, name=AW2521HF
19:33:24.875: output 1: pos={3840, 0}, size={1920, 1080}, attached=true, refresh=60, name=2270W
19:33:24.875: output 2: pos={1920, 0}, size={1920, 1080}, attached=true, refresh=60, name=2270W
19:33:24.877: Loading up D3D11 on adapter NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (0)
19:33:24.927: D3D11 loaded successfully, feature level used: b000
19:33:24.927: DXGI increase maximum frame latency success
19:33:24.927: D3D11 GPU priority setup success
19:33:25.272: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.272: video settings reset:
19:33:25.272: base resolution: 1920x1080
19:33:25.272: output resolution: 1280x720
19:33:25.272: downscale filter: Lanczos
19:33:25.272: fps: 60/1
19:33:25.272: format: NV12
19:33:25.272: YUV mode: 601/Partial
19:33:25.272: NV12 texture support enabled
19:33:25.273: Audio monitoring device:
19:33:25.273: name: Default
19:33:25.273: id: default
19:33:25.273: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.278: [CoreAudio encoder]: CoreAudio AAC encoder not installed on the system or couldn't be loaded
19:33:25.279: Failed to load 'en-US' text for module: 'decklink-ouput-ui.dll'
19:33:25.301: [AMF] Unable to load 'amfrt64.dll', error code 126.
19:33:25.302: [AMF] AMF Test failed due to one or more errors.
19:33:25.302: Failed to initialize module 'enc-amf.dll'
19:33:25.420: [obs-browser]: Version 2.8.6
19:33:25.461: NVENC supported
19:33:25.656: [Stream Effects] Loading Version 0.7.1 (Build 0)
19:33:25.712: Failed to load 'en-US' text for module: 'StreamDeckPlugin.dll'
19:33:25.721: Couldn't find VLC installation, VLC video source disabled
19:33:25.763: A DeckLink iterator could not be created. The DeckLink drivers may not be installed
19:33:25.764: No blackmagic support
19:33:25.773: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.773: Loaded Modules:
19:33:25.773: win-wasapi.dll
19:33:25.773: win-mf.dll
19:33:25.773: win-dshow.dll
19:33:25.773: win-decklink.dll
19:33:25.773: win-capture.dll
19:33:25.773: vlc-video.dll
19:33:25.773: text-freetype2.dll
19:33:25.773: StreamDeckPlugin.dll
19:33:25.773: rtmp-services.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-x264.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-vst.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-transitions.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-text.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-stream-effects.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-qsv11.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-outputs.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-filters.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-ffmpeg.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-browser.dll
19:33:25.773: image-source.dll
19:33:25.773: frontend-tools.dll
19:33:25.773: enc-amf.dll
19:33:25.773: decklink-ouput-ui.dll
19:33:25.773: coreaudio-encoder.dll
19:33:25.773: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.773: ==== Startup complete ===============================================
19:33:25.784: All scene data cleared
19:33:25.784: ------------------------------------------------
19:33:25.812: WASAPI: Device 'Broadcast Stream Mix (TC-Helicon GoXLR Mini)' [48000 Hz] initialized
19:33:25.812: [Loaded global audio device]: 'Mic/Aux'
19:33:25.899: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.899: [DShow Device: 'Video Capture Device'] settings updated:
19:33:25.899: video device: c922 Pro Stream Webcam
19:33:25.899: resolution: 1280x720
19:33:25.899: flip: 0
19:33:25.899: fps: 30.00 (interval: 333333)
19:33:25.899: format: MJPEG
19:33:26.009: warning: deprecated pixel format used, make sure you did set range correctly
19:33:26.015: warning: Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speed loss
19:33:26.071: warning: deprecated pixel format used, make sure you did set range correctly
19:33:26.197: [Media Source 'Stinger (Stinger)']: settings:
19:33:26.197: input_format: (null)
19:33:26.197: speed: 100
19:33:26.197: is_looping: no
19:33:26.197: is_hw_decoding: no
19:33:26.197: is_clear_on_media_end: yes
19:33:26.197: restart_on_activate: yes
19:33:26.197: close_when_inactive: no
19:33:26.198: Switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
19:33:26.202: ------------------------------------------------
19:33:26.202: Loaded scenes:
19:33:26.202: - scene 'Start Scene':
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 2' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 5' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - scene 'Chatting Scene':
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 3' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Goal' (browser_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Video Capture Device' (dshow_input)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 4' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Alert' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Browser' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 6' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - scene 'Live Broadcast':
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Display Capture' (monitor_capture)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Goal' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Video Capture Device' (dshow_input)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 4' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Alert' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - scene 'Ending':
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 3' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 7' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - scene 'Gaming':
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Display Capture' (monitor_capture)
19:33:26.203: ------------------------------------------------
19:33:26.272: warning: Could not update timestamps for skipped samples.
19:37:21.166: User switched to scene 'Start Scene'
19:37:21.206: adding 42 milliseconds of audio buffering, total audio buffering is now 42 milliseconds (source: Stinger (Stinger))
19:37:21.206:
19:37:24.156: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
19:38:34.381: [jim-nvenc: 'streaming_h264'] settings:
19:38:34.381: rate_control: CBR
19:38:34.381: bitrate: 4000
19:38:34.381: cqp: 20
19:38:34.381: keyint: 120
19:38:34.381: preset: hq
19:38:34.381: profile: high
19:38:34.381: width: 1280
19:38:34.381: height: 720
19:38:34.381: 2-pass: false
19:38:34.381: b-frames: 2
19:38:34.381: lookahead: false
19:38:34.381: psycho_aq: true
19:38:34.381:
19:38:34.388: ---------------------------------
19:38:34.388: [FFmpeg aac encoder: 'avc_aac_stream'] bitrate: 160, channels: 2, channel_layout: 3
19:38:34.388:
19:38:34.391: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Dynamic bitrate enabled. Dropped frames begone!
19:38:34.391: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Connecting to RTMP URL rtmp://live-lhr04.twitch.tv/app...
19:38:34.419: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Interface: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V (ethernet, 1000 mbps)
19:38:36.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Connection to rtmp://live-lhr04.twitch.tv/app successful
19:38:36.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] New socket loop enabled by user
19:38:36.110: ==== Streaming Start ===============================================
19:42:28.712: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
19:42:31.690: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
19:43:23.345: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
19:43:26.323: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
20:15:08.061: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
20:15:11.039: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
20:17:29.469: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
20:17:32.456: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
20:26:38.440: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3900
20:26:41.873: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3500
20:26:45.857: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3300
20:26:47.156: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:27:17.157: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
20:27:25.857: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3100
20:27:54.240: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:28:24.240: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
20:28:28.190: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:28:28.190: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:28:58.190: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
20:29:08.573: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
20:29:38.590: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3600, waiting
20:29:38.590: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:29:38.590: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
20:29:39.690: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:29:47.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
20:30:11.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2800
20:30:41.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3200, waiting
20:31:11.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3600, waiting
20:31:41.341: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
20:49:26.046: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:49:26.046: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3600
20:49:29.289: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3300
20:49:34.690: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
20:49:36.023: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:49:37.373: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
20:50:07.374: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
20:50:37.390: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
20:51:07.407: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
20:52:06.357: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:52:06.357: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3700
20:52:11.851: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3600
20:52:16.557: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3100
20:52:17.870: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:52:19.188: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
20:52:37.640: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2700
20:53:07.657: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3100, waiting
20:53:37.673: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3500, waiting
20:54:07.674: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3900, waiting
20:54:37.677: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:05:14.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:05:14.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3900
21:05:18.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3500
21:05:22.807: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
21:05:24.124: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:05:38.706: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2100
21:06:08.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2500, waiting
21:06:38.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2900, waiting
21:06:51.849: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
21:06:54.823: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:07:08.723: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:07:38.740: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
21:08:08.741: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:09:10.553: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
21:09:13.539: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:21:43.106: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:21:43.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3700
21:21:45.773: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3300
21:21:49.744: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:22:19.756: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
21:22:19.757: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:22:19.757: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:22:20.040: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2300
21:22:50.041: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2700, waiting
21:23:20.057: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3100, waiting
21:23:50.061: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3500, waiting
21:24:20.076: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3900, waiting
21:24:50.090: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:45:41.840: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3800
21:45:49.040: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
21:45:56.612: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3100
21:45:57.906: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:46:27.907: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:46:27.907: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:46:57.923: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:47:18.323: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:47:18.323: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:47:48.323: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:47:50.773: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:47:50.773: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:48:20.774: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:48:50.776: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
21:49:08.761: User switched to scene 'Ending'
21:49:11.756: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:49:20.790: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:49:35.173: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] User stopped the stream
21:49:35.298: socket_thread_windows: Normal exit
21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': stopping
21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': Total frames output: 471541
21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': Total drawn frames: 471652 (471654 attempted)
21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': Number of lagged frames due to rendering lag/stalls: 2 (0.0%)
21:49:35.299: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Freeing 13 remaining packets
21:49:35.299: Video stopped, number of skipped frames due to encoding lag: 2/471549 (0.0%)
21:49:35.300: ==== Streaming Stop ================================================
21:49:35.328: warning: 2 frames left in the queue on closing
21:49:40.282: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
21:49:43.273: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:50:19.012: Settings changed (outputs)
21:50:19.012: ------------------------------------------------
21:51:34.833: Settings changed (outputs)
21:51:34.833: ------------------------------------------------
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2020.09.23 15:43 Darkchurchhill I am 24 years old make $90,000, live in Boston, Massachusetts and work as a full stacks developer

*mental health, drugs, body image and food discussed\*
Background: Hi, I am 24 years old and make $90,000, live in the Boston area (Cambridge/Somerville). I work as a full stacks developer and have a BS in computer science. Currently, I live with two housemates in a cute townhome apartment in a nice walkable neighborhood with lots of parks, restaurants, and amenities. I originally moved here from LA on a whim late last September despite not knowing anyone or having a place to call home. I was living with my parents after university and working in a job environment I hated. I was really depressed and overspent on clothes, beauty products, and going out like crazy to cope. Moving to Boston allowed me to feel in control of my life, and as of today, it’s been officially a year, which is crazy. I decided to put one up today to celebrate. I’ve always wanted to do a money diary, but was ashamed to do so when I felt like a mess.
Section One: Assets and Debt
Section Two: Income
Section Three: Expenses
Wednesday 16th
7:00am: The sun wakes me. I was hoping to sleep in more since I redownloaded tinder last night and stayed up till like 3am swiping and contemplating if this was the wrong decision for my mental and physical health. One of my matches messaged me to come over. I haven’t gotten laid since before the pandemic lockdown started. The sexual frustration has been real. I entertain the thought, but don’t reply back.
11:30am: On a zoom meeting with my boss, she asks us if we would like to start coming back twice a week to meet in person in October. I feel unsure about this, as I am still sketched out by public transit, but everything is still up in the air.
12:30pm: I eat leftover fried rice for lunch I made. I say fried rice but it mostly consists of vegetables. I still feel hungry afterwards, but I guess if I was going to be dating again I should lose some more weight so I can feel hot on my virtual zoom calls or wherever people do nowadays.
4:00pm: The work day is over early today. I hit up the guy on tinder who wanted to hook up. We make arrangements for him to slide through later this evening. He offers to come over to my place instead because he had something to do in Cambridge first anyways, and offers to bring drinks. We exchanged instagrams. I’m a little sussed out because he looks like the type who is really into themselves (like really into archival fashion RickOwens/Celine/YSL and has tons of edgy selfies). Whatever it’s just sex. I tell him it’s fine and that I have both wine and weed, and he sends me a little devil emoji.
5:00pm: I take the time to clean my room and make myself look presentable before planting myself onto the couch. I actually have no idea when he’s going to come, but I don’t want to message him again because if he doesn’t come through I want the satisfaction of him thinking I couldn’t care less. It’s toxic, I know, but in my lifetime I’ve been treated so badly by people I’ve given my heart to that sometimes I feel like my pride is the only thing I have left. Anyways, I wait by listening to female dating empowerment podcasts, hoping that some of the hosts’ confidence would rub off onto me.
7:00pm: I open a bottle of wine in anticipation and pour myself a glass.
10:00pm: No word from him, I guess I got stood up. Wow, only one day in and I’m already getting the full tinder experience. No surprises here though. I'm an adult. I can handle disappointment. I’m just really drunk now and alone.
11:00pm: Moody vinyls are now being played. I’m on the phone with friends, and three-fourths of my bottle of wine is gone. I check instagram only to see that the little weasel has unfollowed me so naturally I unfollowed him. I open tinder to unmatch him, but as I am doing so, his profile disappears. The prick beat me to it, and the petty side of me is annoyed. I think I’m just going to pass out. Honestly, I don’t hate this. The side of me who hates courting people has now overtaken my sex drive (the way it should be), and all forces are back to equilibrium. I’m only upset at how good of a job I did making myself look hot when there is no one here to appreciate it. The wine puts a spell on me, and I fall asleep to the muffled voice of my housemate calling his long distance girlfriend from the floor above me.
Total spent-$0
Thursday 17th
5:00am: I wake up and feel lots of shame. I swipe a bit, but there is no one I’m attracted to. It shouldn’t be this hard to get laid. I delete tinder from my phone. Ooof I’m glad my moment of weakness was short lived this time. I’m sorry y’all has to lay witness this to this dumpster fire.
7:00am: I check my emails. Three days ago, I applied for a new credit card with Chase and my application still hasn’t been approved. Weird, I have a good credit score and last year when I applied for my american express it took like a day. I am planning on spending $500 on a new synth (I am currently lusting over the Megafm by twisted electronics), and this card has a $200 cash back for the first $500 spent in the first 3 months. I google how long this process will take. Some say it takes about a week. I can wait. Guess you guys won’t be around to share my joy of blowing all my monies on synths.
11:30am: It’s avocado toast time. I need the carbs to combat the grogginess the wine left me feeling. It doesn’t taste great because I’m pretty sure my avocados are overripe, but oh well.
12:00pm: I check my credit card statement. My mom has made a $170 grocery store order with my credit card. I get 6% cash back on groceries and she wants to help me with getting cash back. The last time I saw her she gave me a few hundred dollars in cash to cover this. I don’t mind because I needed cash to buy merch at shows and stuff, and my bank doesn’t have any branches or atms in the Boston area. It’s kind of inconvenient now because everywhere has gone cashless, but I’m sure it’ll come into use when life resumes again or if I buy something off FB marketplace. $170
5:30pm: I make more fried rice and eat dinner. I make enough for lunch tomorrow as well.
8:23pm: I watch the The Real Story of Paris Hilton, her new documentary on youtube. The main opening song is Jesus and Mary Chain's Just like Honey. I remember how much I love this song and how much I would like to actually own it. I hop onto discog and search for a copy of the LP Psychocandy and buy it. I use leftover paypal credit in my account from when I sold some clothes on depop to cover the cost. $25.19.
10:00pm: Wow, the documentary was actually pretty sad. I always felt bad for Paris because of her leaked sex tapes when she was just a teen (and how the media painted her as the villain/slut for it), but was shocked to learn how she and countless other girls was drugged and abused by their boarding schools.
2:00am: I finish catching up on work and go to bed.
Total spent-$195.19
Friday
10:00am: Shoot I overslept. I log into work asap. I missed my daily 9:00am morning stand up, but my boss is usually pretty relaxed about these things. I still feel bad about it.
12:00pm: Eat fried rice for lunch. My friend messages me if I wanted to go record shopping with him. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding unnecessary in person retail shopping and don’t want to spend anymore money on records this month, but I also know he takes rejection super personally. He's insecure and always in his head that everyone actually dislikes him. It’s probably a little true because he does act like a brat sometimes, but I think it's due to severe depression. I tell him I’ll be down and justify the outing due to the record shop being near an asian grocer I like. I need groceries anyways and haven’t been to this store since pre pandemic.
4:30pm: I log out of work. Finally, the weekend.
5:00pm I take an edible and get ready to leave my home.
6:20pm I take the T to Central and pay with my pre loaded transit card. Back in March, I loaded $20 onto it and now I’m down to $4.80. I guess I have to reload it soon again. My friend informs me he’ll be late. I’m starting to feel high so I walk around and look at all the restaurants doing outdoor dining. My favorite place in Central is only doing takeout.
7:00pm: My friend arrives. We go to the record shop. I’m really high at this point. The tight aisles of the record shop makes me nervous.
7:30pm: My friend makes some big purchases, but I leave empty handed. We head over to the Hmart across the street. It’s nice to buy asian groceries. I stock up on veggies, enoki mushrooms, frozen gyoza, tofu, and even let myself get a few snacks. $68
8:00pm: One of my friends just messages me that Ruth Bader Ginsburg just passed. Truly devastating to hear. What a crazy election year.
8:30pm: I’m home and have the munchies. I snack on some of the things I bought, but it doesn’t fill my cravings.
9:45pm: I decide that I am ordering Mickey Ds. I call my housemate downstairs and ask him if he wants anything. He laughs and says no, causing me to doubt my order. However, he encourages me to order anyways, as he wants to mooch off some of my fries. I order fries and a mcChicken, and he sticks around downstairs like a seagull. $11
10:15pm: My food arrives. I know I will regret this tomorrow.
Total spent-$79
Saturday
8:00am: I regret ordering food last night. One of my friends once said to me “There is nothing you can eat that can make you feel as good as being skinny”. I’m not sure if I can agree with him, but it’s definitely true when it comes to fast food. My stomach hurts so bad. I distract myself by watching youtube in bed.
11:00am: I finally get up and call my mom. She informs me that one of my dad’s colleges passed from Covid-19 at age 40. That is so sad. It reminds me that getting laid can wait till next year. Rip my non existing sex life-- too soon for death jokes?
1:00pm: I work out in my living room (out of guilt for last night). I’ve been doing so well eating wise for the last few weeks and actually lost some of my quarantine weight. My only vice is that I love getting high, but I have no control when it comes to having the munchies.
2:00pm: The weather is starting to change, and it’s actually getting cold. It’s so strange. As a Calfornian, this time of year is usually the hottest. I pulled out a jacket I haven’t worn in a while. I find five dollars, a purple glittery gel pen, and an almost brand new pack of cigs in the pockets. What a score. I’m a seasonal social smoker, by that I mean that I only smoke when it gets cold and usually to meet new people in smoking pits at shows so I haven't touched a cig in months. To celebrate my finds and the changing of the seasons, I smoke one and it suppresses my post workout hunger.
4:00pm: I’m just watching tiktok on the couch, while snacking a little. I feel so guilty for being unproductive, but not enough to motivate myself to do something.
5:00pm: I move my ac unit from my room to the basement. Won’t be needing that for the rest of the year.
7:00pm: I make gyoza and hang out with my housemate playing video games (the newish Catherine reboot).
Total spent-$0
Sunday
4:45am: I fell asleep on the couch last night. I drag myself to the bathroom to take out contacts and brush my teeth. I close my window, climb into my bed, and go back asleep. It’s so cold.
11:40am: I wake up and check my messages. My other housemate is finally coming home after staying with his new girlfriend at her place for the last two months. He asks us what we want from Blue Ribbon, a bbq place we always get takeout from together. The house votes on one and a half chicken, a pint of burnt ends, slab of ribs, a quart of brisket, and a side of coleslaw. We split the cost three ways. $34
2:05pm: My housemate still hasn’t come home with food, but I’m hella hungry. Apparently he ordered from the wrong location and now has to go to another to pick up the food.
2:30pm: We eat bbq and then cake. My housemate accidentally missed my other housemate’s birthday, while he was gone living with his girlfriend so he brought makeup dessert.
3:30pm: We play video games (Smash ultimate) together for a few hours.
6:00pm: Everyone retires to their room except me. I sit on the couch and waste time on tictok. It sucks to be the only person in the house without a partner to call. I like being independent and openly acknowledge that I’m emotionally unavailable, but these last few months have made me question what I really need.
8:00pm: I go back to my room to get some work done.
12:30am: I feel lonely. I fall asleep to a documentary about Candy Darling.
Total spent-$34
Monday
8:00am: Wake up. Check my emails. I ordered a skirt from a seller on Thrilling (vintage clothing site) 3 weeks ago and it still hasn’t been sent out. I’m unhappy about this. I messaged Thrilling last week and the customer service rep reached out to the seller, and the seller said they will have it out by Saturday, but USPS tracking begs to differ. The item is still in pre shipment.
10:00am: I snack on blueberries as I work.
4:30pm: I log out of work. I eat BBQ leftovers for dinner and half a cookie. I open my 3rd la croix of the day. I’m down to only having two 12 packs. Will probably have to restock next week. I have a la croix addiction and go through 3-4 a day.
5:00pm: My housemate’s girlfriend swings by with a package from an online purchase he made (the one that just came back yesterday). He goes out to the driveway to meet her and tries to convince her to come in. She refuses because she’s self conscious of her quarantine weight. Big sad for me. I have yet to meet her and I was kind of looking forward to it. I haven’t interacted with another woman irl for a really really long time, and I really miss all my girlfriends in California. My housemate tells me that she said she’ll be willing to meet us once she loses weight first. I take that as I’ll never meet her.
5:30pm: I play video games with housemates to get in my daily socialization fix.
7:00pm: I practice playing banjo.
9:30pm: I do some more work before bed. Today was a standard boring day.
Total spent- $0
Tuesday
8:30am: I’m pleased that day’s are getting shorter and the sun is no longer waking me up at 5am everyday. I sleep next to multiple windows and the glare of the sun loves to hit directly where my pillows and head lie. While dressing I put on a bodysuit that I love, but I haven’t worn since college and a pair of Tripp raver pants. I can’t believe that up until I moved to Boston, I used to dress like this. There is so much side boob. Boston has made me so much more conservative in the way I dress, and I cover up. I put on a tight cardigan and am impressed with myself. Earlier this spring, this cardigan did not look good on me. Seems like my diet is working even though I did fudge up this weekend.
12:00pm: I eat leftovers for lunch and read today’s money dairy. The writer is similar to my age, which peaks my interest (also the mention of bumble in the title). I feel lonely. I need to stop thinking about dating apps. I can’t wait until it is safe to pick up men and women under dark lighting and liquid courage again.
4:30pm: I log out of work, and begin editing my money diary entries. It’s pretty therapeutic and feels like I’m talking to a group of new friends. There are a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes. I’m dyslexic so please bear with me.
5:00pm: I stir fry leftover rice, some leftover bbq meat, egg, broccoli, baby bok choy, and edamame. Dinner is ready. One of my housemates comes downstairs and also makes dinner and eats.
5:30pm: We play smash bros for a bit. I’m surprised our other housemate doesn’t come downstairs to join us. It’s been so long since he’s lived with us I forgot he always randomly falls asleep at weird times.
6:30pm: We retire to our rooms. I practice playing the banjo for a bit, while I chat with a friend through text.
9:15pm: Just doing some more work.
12:00am: Can't sleep so I exercise.
TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $308.19
Food + Drink $113
Fun / Entertainment $25.19
Other $170
Lastly, reflect on your diary! Spending wise, this is a pretty typical week for me post pandemic. Most days I don’t spend money, but once or twice a month I would drop quite a bit of money (usually $500-600) on hobby related things, like the synth I mentioned in this diary. My spending has dramatically increased during the quarantine because I need to find ways to entertain and stimulate myself. Pre-pandemic most of my discretionary spending was spent on day trips and going to shows, which is pretty cheap and added up to no more than $400 a month. I was hardly ever home and when I was it was to wind down so I invested way less into my hobbies. I also spent less on food. Since spending more time with my housemates, the idea of takeout has become more normalized for me (I used to eat out once or twice a month, now I get take out at least once a week).
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2020.09.23 10:14 WeirdMeptune Painted Plummet [ Undertale AU ]

ya know, the one where jaiden animations is sans
...
This AU is one of the best Undertale AUs ever with its basic idea. [ all characters are animator youtubers ]...
However, there is a lack of an agreed upon story and constant cast. And this AU is a bit dated [ just a bit tho ], with people like Maz, CypherDen, Elie Cartoons, Rushlight Invader, Infamous Swoosh etc being not included
So, I really want to start to making everything consistent...
I found a good list to start with on https://undertale-au-soundtrack.fandom.com/wiki/Painted_Plummet
but i really want to constitute some characters or add new ones.
and i need some opinion on this story :-
In the beginning, there were only 2 types of Youtubers : The animators and the gamers.
They used to live in harmony together, collabing with each other and promoting each others' works.
However, slowly after generations of internet, the two [ once friendly ] groups began to grow a distrust between each other. Eventually this lead to the Great Algorithm War of 2009 [ need a better year], which involved them funneling their fans to mass-hate the opposite group, and causing them to fighting against each other for the last view on their video.
Sadly as the war passed, the major animation companies and thus the Algorithm unanimously agreed to support the gamers in order to drive off competition. The Animators lost, they were demonetized and their social presence disappeared [ it is said ].However, their work was archived.
They were exiled to the UnderWeb [ you know, the secret internet not the darkweb ], where they were trapped by a barrier created by the [ then ] drama side of youtube, which strongly supported in the Exile of the Animators.
However after reading through the [ now widely available ] internet archives, the animators realized that the only way of escaping the UnderWeb is by harnessing the power of seven 'souls' [ Each one for each main sector of youtube [ gaming, vlogs, drama, educatonal, music , YTP [ or animal vids], and AI ]. After years [ internet centuries ], the ruler [ OneyNG ] was able to collect the 'souls' of the first six, last left being AI/bot.
In present, AI Kizuna [ after chatting with her friends ] decides to explore the ancient ruins of youtube, just to view the sights. She tripped and fell down into the UnderWeb [ Story Begins ] .

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2020.09.23 02:17 hiddenthrowaway4 My (26M) girlfriend (24F) and I have decided to "take a break" because she said she loved both me and someone else. I went no-contact for the last 3 weeks. How should I address how I feel when I decide to speak to her again?

This happened at the beginning of this month, but the whole story has taken place over a period of a year and a half. I know reddit doesn't like to read, so I'm posting on a throwaway account, and I'll keep it as simple as I can to make life easier on both of us.
My girlfriend and I have been dating for about 4 years. We've been through the end of undergrad at the same college together, and we've talked about marriage and moving out and how many children we want- all basic life stuff. She lives in the rich part of town with her parents in their house and is currently studying for her master's degree online. I've always been flat broke and lived in the same shitty house for my entire life with my parents. Regardless, we've always had big dreams about where we wanted to end up together after she finished school and when I can start making money from my career in the arts.
I've been working on a passion project of mine since undergrad, but I am like every artist and my passion for said project ebbs and flows. It was especially bad in 2019, when in the beginning, my grandmother died. She was the most supportive person in my immediate family (I have a bad relationship or a distant one with most of them), and no one in my life had ever died before, so I took this rather hard. I didn't recognize what I was feeling was grief until it began to take a toll on my relationship. My girlfriend and I fought more about trivial things, and there was even a point where I was so outlandish to disguise the pain I was feeling that she considered the way I socialized with our mutual friends was an embarrassment, and she called me one. I hadn't realized it until she had done this, but I had wasted so much time retreating into video games, my online friends, and other vices that my growth as a person had been stunted. I couldn't accept myself or focus on what I was trying to make of my future because I was too busy picking up the pieces of a family in shambles (I won't go into details) and putting out fires in our relationship at the same time. Our sex life suffered because we were never on the same page, and I have issues surrounding sex from some traumatic incidents that I didn't realize were affecting my passion for it until just recently.
Regardless of all of this, I still wanted to make it work and make 25 a year of progress. In the fall, my girlfriend thew me a great birthday party at a nice brewery where my online friends and our mutual friends gathered and celebrated with me. I could see that it meant a lot to both of us that she had given me the best birthday I'd ever had. Although there were some minor culture clashes among the two groups we brought together, things ended well that day and I showed my friends the wonders of my city.
Smash cut to later that fall, about a month had gone by, and my girlfriend was going to meet her own online friends the next town over. They were going to drink (something I don't partake of) and hang out at a barcade for three days. I told her to bring me back a souvenir and have fun, not really thinking much of it. I wanted her to have a good time with friends that she'd grown to know pretty well in the last few months. I toiled away at my part-time job in the meantime, but I heard back from her somewhat frequently just talking about unimportant things and small talk, then she'd go right back to the group and their games. On Sunday, one night before she was set to come home, and I was set to work that morning, she texted and said that she'd be home by that night and that we needed to talk. I jokingly asked what she had done, but she insisted it was nothing to be worried about.
When I got to her house, she sat me down and told me about that weekend. About her first experience with edible marijuana, about her pulling a guy that she knew may have had feelings for her away from the bar when he blacked out but wanted to keep drinking, about how she had confronted him about his excessiveness and his feelings when they finally got a moment alone. (We'll call this dude Al Coholic.) So my girlfriend and Al find a moment's peace in a separate hotel room and they began to talk. She addresses his heavy drinking in her presence, even when he first wakes up in the morning. He says he has feelings for her and asks her if she feels the same way. For some reason, even though she swears she wanted to say no (a likely story), my girlfriend says yes.
When I heard this, I hit the ceiling. I told her how she thought that that wasn't that bad and how it meant nothing. I told her that it really meant that she hadn't even considered me in any decisions she'd made on her bender in the three days she'd been on it. She nodded her head a lot and cried and couldn't answer any of the questions I had put forth. I knew that she realized what she had done, and that she hadn't seen it as anything more than acknowledging a stupid crush a boy had on her that she didn't know how to handle. She had gotten this kind of attention before in high school when she was in a committed relationship, as had I; but we both learned from it not to take who we were with for granted because of outside factors and people because compromise and honesty were paramount.
I went home, furious and wondering if I should stay with her. I remained confused for the next two days, during which I flip-flopped between acceptance and wanting peace, then back to anger. I let her know I was angry, but she got mad right back and said it felt like I was punishing her like a child. We ended up agreeing to try and make it work and she told me that she'd break off talking to Al and that we'd be ok and try to have a decent holiday season when it came.
At Christmas, she told me Al had been doing some serious drinking and had contacted her again, even after she advised him not to. She said that she had tried to reject his advances, but she still felt like those feelings were unsettled business, and so she indulged his advances. They only could speak through text, given that he had a full time job, but I could tell that this was a major threat and it broke my trust. I wondered if it meant Christmas was ruined and how I could possibly face her family knowing what I did (I always go to her house for Christmas). She tells me she's sorry for being a "dumb hoe," and wonders how I could forgive her. I don't have an answer, but I want to try again and make this work for the sake of saving face and remaining the good natured person I am. We hug it out in front of her family and actually have a nice holiday dinner, while I struggle to bury my rage and distrust. We find a spot on her couch to talk after dinner and she apologizes and makes promises to me that things will be different. I don't know why, but this apology seemed more genuine, and she seemed to be aware that this was a toxic thing to keep involving herself in. That alone was more introspection than she'd shown the last time, so I had reason to believe her (or so I thought).
Al disappears into the ether. Apparently he went to go live with his extended family for a spell and didn't get on any of his social media or video game consoles to play with my girlfriend. All was quiet and right with the world. Sex was still weird because my girlfriend was switching birth controls, but we tried when we could to pick up the pieces. She even made it a point to tell me that Al wasn't even cute and that she was a clown for ever thinking it could have worked between them. In that time, I even got a new job that allowed me to focus on my art AND make money, so I was as happy as a pig in mud.
Then, the COVID nation attacked. I lost my new job, and I had to stay at home on unemployment because my parents and my girlfriend's were both high risk. During the summer, I stayed at her house for weeks at a time before going home for periods of two weeks to get supplies and get my affairs in order, then I'd go right back after that. In that time, Al had supposedly tried to kill himself, and so all of their mutual friends were trying to get him to go to rehab or AA for his state. I even saw my girlfriend texting him occasionally through a group chat, and I wasn't happy about it, but she swore it was just to give him advice since she had alcoholics in her family and she was going to council addicts when she got her degree. I was supposed to see her on September 8th, two weeks after my last visit, and then I'd stay until after my birthday later that month.
On August 31st, I get a facetime call from her where she admits that Al had come back and she had been texting him privately the whole time we were together and after I left. She said she couldn't lie anymore and that she, "loved us both." I was crushed and asked what she thought we could do, and she said she didn't know, but maybe she had to be single for a while to figure it out. I asked her what it was about him that she just couldn't let go, and she said that they thought in similar patterns, she admired that he had a stable full time job, a car, and an apartment of his own (which I don't), and that the worst part of all of this was that none of it was my fault. Her friends encouraged her, saying that if our relationship was bothering her so much, then maybe her feelings here had some merit (her friends are all single, and she even got a psychic reading that said Al and her confronting this issue were "in her path" or some bullshit). Tired of fighting, I told her to schedule whatever in-person meeting she had to with him and to just go. I was pissed at her godawful timing and wondered how she'd explain this to her parents, who really like me and wanted to see us get married. They even took my side a lot in our debates and called me a keeper, stopping my girlfriend in the hallway and saying things like, "Don't you ever break up with him, it'd be a mistake." It would be another ruined birthday sentiment this year.
In fact, when she got back from seeing him, she called it a "date," which she hadn't done previously, and she said she'd be lying if she didn't admit that she enjoyed herself. This was absolutely unacceptable, so I told her I loved her one last time before taking the space I deemed necessary. I've known people like Al my whole life. Alcoholics want other people to drink with them so that they can make others share in their misery. He even admitted to using her for his own emotional gain the first time they talked and right after Christmas, and yet she still went back because he validates her in a similar way to what she wanted all along from her father. A blind man could see that it wouldn't end well. Hell, she's a fan of Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and she doesn't recognize that the wrong people can offer you anything that sounds good enough, but you've got to have enough confidence and self respect to refuse. I made it a point to remind her that she can't save everyone, no matter what kind of counselor she thinks she is or how good her advice may be (this just made her mad).
I wondered how much I had to do with how she felt. Had my grief shown her the crippling possibility that she couldn't be my top priority in life for ten seconds and that pissed her off? Was it how hesitant my trauma made me about sex and our failure to communicate safewords, etc? I acknowledged that I might have made her feel lonely and distressed, but I was the same way and I didn't emotionally cheat on someone. I tried to see it from every angle, but a week passed, and I asked how she was. She said she was great, apologized in a very basic way for how she had treated me, and said she hoped that we could talk about the "post-mortem" (another phrasing I didn't like) at some point and that she just hoped I could be happy. I told her text wasn't really the place I wanted to hear an apology and that it was a bad time. This made her angry, and she made it a point to remind me that I, "wasn't the only one going through things and I needed to understand that." That broke any illusion of her being ok. I apologized for my aggressive tone and decided to take the standard 3-week no contact period and apply it.
It's been about three weeks since then, and she's only contacted me twice since then, even though she said I had to be the one to reach out to her. Once was with a job listing she knew applied to me at our old college, and the other was a happy birthday wish. Even then, I expected just the words, "happy birthday," but her interaction was so robotic and disingenuous that she followed it up with, "Got anything fun planned for today?" I was as civil as I could be, only giving one sentence answers and trying to remain neutral and not give off a lot of info. She reacted to almost all of my texts (like you do on an iphone with the little 'like' thumbs and 'haha' bubbles), which seemed excessive and strange. She used to do that before, but never like this. Then, she just said, "Have fun!" and we left it at that.
I'm at a loss as to what to say to her when I reach out. I feel like I should, even though I am aware I owe her nothing and have nothing to prove. And before anyone asks, I have no reason to believe that she did anything physical with Al given the amount of time they were together and how public it was, but I have not seen her in a month. When I told my best friend about it, she said that she's be surprised if Al ever made it inside the door of her parents' house, and that was if they agreed to start dating. I'm of the mindset now of, "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes," and I know that my girlfriend thinks she can fix this guy because he's an alcoholic just like her dad. She said to some extent that he could be things for her that she didn't believe I could, and I'm fully prepared to counter that with, "Yeah, a DUI, an arrest, and a divorce."
I'm out of the stage of pitying myself and I'm getting shit done. I'm job hunting, working on my art (even though her friends said I'd never finish my dream project, it's almost done it's first draft, bitches), and I'm more pissed than anything at the present. I'm seeing my old therapist via internet and I'm hanging out with friends in the meantime. I don't intend to let this consume me, and the only reason I haven't cut her off completely is because I am the type of person who wants her to admit that there's no hope so that when the stupid prizes are won, I'm the one handing them out. I'm also not above telling her parents exactly who it is she was so conflicted about leaving me for so that they know not to expect much from their daughter's choices. I'm a chaotic good, what can I say. The usual advice I've gotten is to move on, work on myself, etc. I've been through a bad breakup before, but this is different. I thought I knew her this time and she admitted I never should have trusted her again. I don't intend to be her safety net or a second choice or an option. As my best friend said, "Al may be the fantasy, but you're the dream."
Do I still love her? Yes, even the stupidest parts of me know that our connection is important to me. Do I like her very much right now? No. Is she a good judge of character? Absolutely not.
TL;DR: My girlfriend of 4 years has been emotionally cheating on me by refusing to admit to herself that she can't save this guy she met online who has a drinking problem and who has admitted to using her emotionally for his own validation. No, there was allegedly nothing physical. I forgave her for my own sake before, but now she's now on strike three with the same guy because he reminds her of her dad.
Thoughts on how to approach her or how I should go about breaking no contact? I don't want to lead with my anger and thought making "I" statements would be a good starter. Given how I handled her texting me on my birthday, I think I'm capable of this. At this point, I haven't shown her much of my bitter side, but I recognize that I need to be assertive and honest with myself. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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2020.09.22 22:28 GarethGore 29 [M4F] - English guy - Through some lucky shifts + smart time off requests, I've got the rest of the week off work. So I've got a load of errands to do, some me timeto take, and a big chinese takeout to have. So conversation to occupy me while I do enjoy it? (Preferably Female + long term people)

TL:DR - I like meeting people and I'm decently interesting. Drop me a message :)
Pretty much title, I've had such a lazy and lethargic few days, just haven't wanted to do anything, as a result I've had a shitload of jobs pile up. Not to mention I figure it makes sense to do all the stuff I'd not done due to lockdown, dentist appointment, opticians + new glasses. Not to mention loads just regular chores I've gotta do, and doing some courses too.
So upshot is, do you fancy a chat to accompany me while I have a productive, probably expensive, restful and hopefully enjoyable week off work? And naturally long term friendships are lovely :)
As for me, I was learning German for a while, then plans changed and I started turkish. I'm visiting Istanbul in december so would like to be able to speak a bit properly by then. I'll likely return to the German at some point so speakers of both are welcome. I have gotten lazy with both but I'm intending to get back into it. Beyond that I'm fine talking to people from anywhere frankly. I think my only condition is be 18+ so if I sound like someone you'd want to chat to, drop me a message :)
As for why internet friends, I think I just like the variety and the potential? Like I can be hanging out gaming, and be speaking to people from all over the globe, and with every orange envelope that pops up it could be someone who becomes super important ya know?
I enjoy meeting folks, don't mind where from or anything like that, if you fancy a chat drop me a PM, I'm perfectly fine with platonic conversation, not looking to date or anything like that
If you fancy talking feel free to drop me PM, preferably not reddit chat as I miss the messages way too often but its fine to start on it if necessary. I do prefer to move off reddit and I've got most apps. I'm not a huge fan of voice/video call but we get on we can in the future. In any case come say hey :)
My only real hang up is when you get fond of someone and they disappear, I don't mind if its early on, maybe you're busy or there's no connection, but it does sting if one day you're like "I love speaking to you, you're so cute and fun!" and then next day you're gone for good. That does fuck me up. If you don't fancy talking anymore and we have spoke for a little while, I'd definitely prefer just a message as closure, but its the internet and things happen so eh.
As for me, I've been on a self improvement kick recently, working out (trying to lose the gut while still eating fun foods is tough tho :P) and learning German. I live in England, I enjoy travel and have done a decent amount of Europe but still want to do way more and further afield.I read and I'm a good cook. I'm the fairly typical TV/football/videogames fan, I follow politics, but its gotten so depressing recently, I enjoy anime. I've gotten deep into cryptocurrency (bitcoin etc) and finance/investing in general I enjoy. I worked retail for nearly 5 years, but moved into insurance sales a few months ago. I'll likely gripe about work from time to time too.
As for what I'm looking for? - Really no preference, I'll speak to anyone who I find engaging. As the title states, preferably women and for long term conversation, but its not at all a hard limit or anything. In terms of intentions, I'm fine with whatever, platonic conversation, great, flirting and potential benefits if that's your thing, all fine too. I like meeting folks, no issues with where it leads.
This has gotten way longer than I expected so without further ado, come say hey :D
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2020.09.22 22:28 GarethGore 29 [M4F] - English guy - Through some lucky shifts + smart time off requests, I've got the rest of the week off work. So I've got a load of errands to do, some me timeto take, and a big chinese takeout to have. So conversation to occupy me while I do enjoy it? (Preferably Female + long term people)

TL:DR - I like meeting people and I'm decently interesting. Drop me a message :)
Pretty much title, I've had such a lazy and lethargic few days, just haven't wanted to do anything, as a result I've had a shitload of jobs pile up. Not to mention I figure it makes sense to do all the stuff I'd not done due to lockdown, dentist appointment, opticians + new glasses. Not to mention loads just regular chores I've gotta do, and doing some courses too.
So upshot is, do you fancy a chat to accompany me while I have a productive, probably expensive, restful and hopefully enjoyable week off work? And naturally long term friendships are lovely :)
As for me, I was learning German for a while, then plans changed and I started turkish. I'm visiting Istanbul in december so would like to be able to speak a bit properly by then. I'll likely return to the German at some point so speakers of both are welcome. I have gotten lazy with both but I'm intending to get back into it. Beyond that I'm fine talking to people from anywhere frankly. I think my only condition is be 18+ so if I sound like someone you'd want to chat to, drop me a message :)
As for why internet friends, I think I just like the variety and the potential? Like I can be hanging out gaming, and be speaking to people from all over the globe, and with every orange envelope that pops up it could be someone who becomes super important ya know?
I enjoy meeting folks, don't mind where from or anything like that, if you fancy a chat drop me a PM, I'm perfectly fine with platonic conversation, not looking to date or anything like that
If you fancy talking feel free to drop me PM, preferably not reddit chat as I miss the messages way too often but its fine to start on it if necessary. I do prefer to move off reddit and I've got most apps. I'm not a huge fan of voice/video call but we get on we can in the future. In any case come say hey :)
My only real hang up is when you get fond of someone and they disappear, I don't mind if its early on, maybe you're busy or there's no connection, but it does sting if one day you're like "I love speaking to you, you're so cute and fun!" and then next day you're gone for good. That does fuck me up. If you don't fancy talking anymore and we have spoke for a little while, I'd definitely prefer just a message as closure, but its the internet and things happen so eh.
As for me, I've been on a self improvement kick recently, working out (trying to lose the gut while still eating fun foods is tough tho :P) and learning German. I live in England, I enjoy travel and have done a decent amount of Europe but still want to do way more and further afield.I read and I'm a good cook. I'm the fairly typical TV/football/videogames fan, I follow politics, but its gotten so depressing recently, I enjoy anime. I've gotten deep into cryptocurrency (bitcoin etc) and finance/investing in general I enjoy. I worked retail for nearly 5 years, but moved into insurance sales a few months ago. I'll likely gripe about work from time to time too.
As for what I'm looking for? - Really no preference, I'll speak to anyone who I find engaging. As the title states, preferably women and for long term conversation, but its not at all a hard limit or anything. In terms of intentions, I'm fine with whatever, platonic conversation, great, flirting and potential benefits if that's your thing, all fine too. I like meeting folks, no issues with where it leads.
This has gotten way longer than I expected so without further ado, come say hey :D
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2020.09.22 16:02 gopenn2010 A 25 year old Senior Accountant making $71,000 in New York City spends money on Bumble premium.

Here is my week from 9/14-9/20, all masked up.
*mental health, body image and food discussed\*
Section One: Assets and Debt Use this section to explain your current financial picture at large.
Section Two: Income
Main Job Monthly Current Take Home:
Any Other Monthly Income Here
Section Three: Expenses
Section Four: The nitty gritty
Monday:
8:30AM: I wake up and make coffee out of my two year old coffee maker. I use trader joe’s light roast ground coffee. I finish the last of the oat milk. I need to pick up more milk/milk substitute.
9:00AM: Work. I can’t tell if I’m rested or not. I woke up in a panic around 3 AM two nights in a row. It’s probably my period hormones. I’m also wearing bikini bottoms as underwear.
11:30AM: Leftover chicken and couscous that I made last night. Fried some chilis in oil and added a runny egg on top.
5:00PM: Do I dare nip out and pick up some milk? I do it and bring my work phone. Almond breeze is on sale for $3.99.
6:00PM: I am technically not on a client today, so I sign off.
6:30PM: Dinner is frozen trader joe’s meatballs and asparagus and some noodles I found in my fridge. I really, really love trader joe’s. Their wine store should have a punch card. One free bottle every ten bottles purchased. I have a glass of sonoma valley chardonnay.
7:30PM: I drop to the mat and do 50 reps on each side of my favorite abs, legs/glutes and arms moves. Accouterments include resistance bands and free weights. Takes about 30 minutes.
8:30PM: Someone asks me out for Thursday. I text back yes. While we’re on this dating topic, have you noticed that Bumble removed their two free advanced filters? I cave and get the lifetime premium version. $149.99. I don’t think I’ll disclose what two filters I care about, but feel free to guess and judge. laughing crying emoji
Tuesday:
9:00AM: Cold snap last night, and my forgiving bed is oh so forgiving.
9:30AM: Coffee with almond milk and work. But first, I order tea tree oil from amazon with a gift card. $9.00 It’s my antiseptic of choice (diluted) when something isn’t severe enough for neosporin.
12:30PM Lunch is chicken and couscous again. Today I add parm to the whole mess.
3:00PM Stretch break. I drink water and eat strawberries. Is health and wellness my passion now?
5:00PM Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Time for BBQ salmon and asparagus. Also time for wine. I shoot a quick email even though it’s annoying to be emailing after 5pm.
7:30PM I half heartedly workout but I’m a little distracted. My friend got stood up by a first date today. I was skeptical about this prospective date, but I’m glad my friend didn’t waste any more time on this person. Better luck next time!
10:00PM Bedtime. Asparagus makes my pee smell weird.
Wednesday:
8:30AM: Up and at them. Coffee with almond milk in hand.
9:00AM: I moved up today’s first meeting so that I can…
9:30AM: ...also attend a second meeting for another team.
1:00PM: Third meeting of the day. I’m basically late because I got distracted making a flowchart of first date protocols. I guess my friend getting stood up yesterday really ticked me off. The flowchart walks you through everything from matching to walking into your first date venue. My neurosis has no bounds. The flowchart is shared in the group chat. I eat lunch.
2:00PM: I signed up for a professional organization talk on epidemiology. The registration fee is $25 but the firm will pay for it.
3:30PM: Trading desk calls me and I accidentally hang up the first time because I didn’t save their number. I call back and work ensues. I thank him for calling and he says it’s nice to talk on the phone now (wfh problems). I say that it’s better than mumbling to yourself which I do nowadays. We laugh.
4:00PM: A different friend refuses to cut things off with an awful ex. She has previously admitted she is terrified of being alone. I beg her to focus on studying for her certs. She’s a grown woman with a full time job and volunteering hours. She doesn’t work for Teaching A Grown Man How to Act, Incorporated. I offer to slap her for free, friends and family discount.
6:00PM: It is time to venture out and get some vegetables. I have one more serving of asparagus, but I just can’t. Can’t. Not tonight. I buy four small tomatoes on the vine, one large green bell pepper and one jumbo eggplant. $4.59
6:30PM: Dinner is the remaining trader joe’s turkey meatballs and roasted eggplant. I don’t know what liquid smoke is (lol a chemical) but it makes the smoked paprika smell SO good. Also a glass of wine. The chardonnay is now kicked.
9:00PM: Early bedtime.
Thursday:
9:00AM: And my friend (birthday girl) invites me to go to the Hamptons with her and three others this weekend. It is technically a kidnapping since they’re whisking the girl clowning over her ex out of the city so she physically cannot go see him. I have such intense FOMO I can feel my eye twitching. One of the few blessings of wfh. Birthday girl is doing remote law school with Cornell and Clown girl is taking a firm sabbatical to study. And I suppose I shall wither away in my apartment - Whiny girl. There are too many variables for me to be comfortable going (people and location wise), and I don’t want to be holding everyone back or bringing people down. A friendship that insists upon agreement on all things is not worth its name.
2:00PM: Eating leftover meatballs and eggplant. Got a surprise email that I’ve been awarded a monetary performance bonus. This could be in increments of a couple hundred dollars up to maybe a thousand. I’ve received 2 grand this year. (Not included in the salary above, but I utilize it as part of my salary since it’s a known fact my line of work is underpaid compared to industry.)
4:00PM: Date asks to reschedule for tomorrow. Apologizes profusely but I’m annoyed...maybe? To be completely honest, I’m too giddy over the surprise $600 to be anything but :p!
6:00PM: I heat up chicken shumai and have a tomato. I can’t explain my meals today.
7:00PM: Seltzer, strawberries and raw thai chilis. It’s a virgin cocktail! With a bite.
7:30PM: Workout time! I have my favorite videos for abs and lower body. Arms and shoulders are the bane of my existence, but that’s when I use the free weights and just count reps as I watch Netflix.
10:00PM: I fall asleep rewatching old episodes of Madam Secretary. Ah, to imagine a parallel universe...
Friday:
9:00AM: Today is payday. I check and see that my 401k max deduction has kicked in. Guess who now has a bi weekly take home of ~700? This girl. I’ll be close to my max contribution by 12/31. I don’t have many feelings about it, since math wise it’s just a rebalancing between my checking and retirement and a bit of tax deferral. However, This does mean that next I have to keep an eye on interest rates and get firm pre-approval for HYSAs that I’m interested in. Independence is paramount but sucky. Please leave your recommendations below! I’ll check to see if I’m able to open an account with them. Fingers crossed interest rates recover by next year.
12:30PM: Work is slow today. I heat up the rest of the chicken shumai and roast another batch of eggplant. Since I’m already there, I make another batch of chicken/tomato/couscous/parm. This will be dinner and probably lunch at some point.
*Fridge report: we now have one tomato and one green bell pepper left! I am very good with my protein, fat and fiber. But I struggle with adding carbs because I used to count macros in my “dua lipa is my religion” phase in school. Have you seen her arms? Her abs? Her voice? I made it to 130 lbs but it wasn’t sustainable since my natural state is around 120 lbs. I was eating peanut butter at midnight just to make my goals. And there were never enough carbs or sugar allotted for the day, so I became very stingy with them. Now I remind myself that at least one meal a day has to have some sort of rice, couscous, pasta, potato or farro base. Still not a fan of sugar. Dessert, in my opinion, is a wellness/mental health/social thing. Not really a part of my food pyramid since I get enough sugar from my fruit and vegetables. *
7:00PM: I walk to my date. It is so windy by the water that the menu is torn from the laminate and I watch as the next table’s burrata rolls off their plate. Date walks me home.
9:00PM: I group facetime with my college friends. We debrief on a weekly basis. The Seattle engineer sends us a link of a 25 year old Youtuber closing on a place in Palm Springs and how much she spent in a week. $400 on plants!? The one in med school invites us to come visit, although she warns that her rotations take up the bulk of her time. The civil engineer in LA brainstorms ways to get out of chit chatting with her housemates when she gets home. I do an OOTD of my old reformation dress that I wore that day.
Saturday:
9:00AM: I have a headache. Might have been the wind last night or the fact that I kept my bedroom window wide open. I read emails in bed. No work fires. I think about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an exceptional woman. There is no room for mediocre women in the world, but so much room for mediocre men.
12:00PM: I get up. Chug water, coffee and take Advil. The day will come when this post hangover checklist no longer works. I pick up large brown eggs on sale for $2.99, Eggos - two boxes on sale for $4 and two packs of ramen. Total: $11. I eat my eggos with butter and honey. I glance at the nutrient breakdown - it’s almost real food. I clean the apartment.
6:30PM: I call my parents. Mom rambles on about orchids and my dad asks whether or not you could get addicted to workout endorphins. I send my dad a couple of medical journals with contradicting opinions. That’ll keep him occupied for the night.
7:30PM: I put on a jacket and meet my date. I’m still wearing the same dress. Have you seen the Netflix show, Dating Around? There’s live music at the venue. The server shows us exactly how they want us to sit so we’re far enough from the other outdoor diners. It is cold. I ponder on how well the 25% indoor capacity will work come 9/30.
10:30PM: Bedtime.
Sunday:
10:00AM: I get up and respond to texts. I feel so lame compared to some of my friends. How are people awake at 2AM? It throws off the next day for me. I take my multivitamins and brush my teeth with my troll’s toothbrush. (Kid toothbrushes are smaller and they’re easier on my gums.) Am I both a child and grandmother in a singular flesh prison?
1PM: Scavenge my own leftovers. I will have to do another big food shop next week. I usually spend $100 every two weeks on groceries. It is strategic. Think staples of frozen chicken tenderloin, seafood, veggies and fruit. I usually have two types of liquor and either wine/hard seltzer on hand. My alcohol budget is $100/month.
2:30PM: I order shampoo from Amazon with my gift card. What shampoos do you like? I got the Ren Pure biotin and collagen one, a staple since school. No sodium chloride, sulfates or dyes. Very bland packaging, just the way I like it. (*$7 for 32oz.) I have stubborn hair. She wears me - I don’t style her.
6:00PM: I head to my date downtown. We walk the dog. Talk about pet insurance.
10:00PM: I mentally go through my work checklist for the upcoming week as I wind down. I sleep better when I can visualize what is ahead. Uncertainty is not exciting for me, although I dare say learning to manage uncertainty will be one of my major plot lines in this lifetime.
Week breakdown:
Food + Drink : $19.6
Fun / Entertainment : $150
Home + Health: $10(gift card)
Clothes + Beauty: $7.6 (gift card)
Transport: prepaid metro card $0
Other: My monthly home expenses were also charged this week. Please see above. ~$150
Initial thoughts:
I am so excited. It’s not every day I allow myself to fight with strangers on the internet. But now that I am the subject matter, takes earrings off
Final thoughts:
This was a standard week for me. I enjoy the pendulum metaphor, where you don’t try to pit priorities against each other or try to cover all bases all the time, but try to swing back and forth as needed. Some weeks are work heavy, some weeks are dedicated to family or friends, some weeks I’m helping with firm volunteer targets. It is a privilege to be able to swing back and forth without consequence. I also received confirmation from NY Division of Housing that my apartment is in fact rent stabilized. I also see the rent charged for tenants dating back to 1990. This is fascinating.
Breakdown:
Friendship time: 1.5 hr facetime. 1 hr phone call.
Dating time: Three evenings.
Family time: 2 phone calls.
Education time: 1 professional talk, half a book. The book had a sensitive subject matter that still lingers, albeit negatively, in my mind.
Career time: Standard. Positively recognized.
Social justice/Volunteer time: Lacking this week. I would like to donate something in memory of RBG, please recommend? Doesn’t have to be political, but female empowerment would be nice.
All in all, good hustle out there! Grab an orange slice, walk it off. Onto the next.
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2020.09.21 21:19 halavais Salon C: Policy Problems (9/21 - 9/27)

NOTE: There are a couple of changes to process below. First, note that from here forward the Salons run parallel to the weeks (see the calendar), topically and in terms of time. So this only goes through Sunday, at the very latest.
Second, I am asking you to have Zoom record the video on the server, and for people to have either their "real life" names or their reddit names visible, even if they turn off their cameras, so it's easier to track comments to people.
Note that like much of this course, you get a lot of credit for showing up and being thoughtful. That's what I think college should be about. So don't show up to these without having done the readings and the lectures and, importantly, having thought about them and how they intersect with what you already know. But also don't be worried about showing up with your peers in the class and having a conversation. Yes, it's recorded, and yes, I'll review it, but mostly this is like the kind of conversation you might have anyway.
Again, this is an optional assignment, which involves meeting up with your classmates to work through some of the questions this week around Power, Technology, and Politics. There are two roles in this process, you can either be a host (“raconteur”) or a participant. In either case, your first task is to engage with the three videos and two readings assigned for week 5,
Hosts
If you want to be a host, you have some extra responsibilities. You need to:
  1. Decide on a time and date: It should be sometime before Sunday, September 27.
  2. Post your proposed scheduled time below as a comment.
  3. Assuming a minimum of two people sign on to join you (and no more than four), schedule a zoom meeting. Make sure you are recording the meeting on the server.
  4. At least 24 hours before the meeting, send the link information to these participants through a message on Reddit. Send me an invite at “halavais” as well, in case I am able to drop in.
  5. During the meeting, ask questions, and make sure that everyone has a chance to participate. Your primary role is as MC: keeping discussion on track and giving everyone a chance to talk.
  6. At the conclusion of the meeting, send me (halavais) a link to the video you have recorded.
DO NOT SHARE YOUR ZOOM LINKS AS A POST, or publicly, as that is likely to result in a zoom bomb. Only share via a private message on Reddit.
Participants
If you want to be a participant, you need to:
  1. Find one of the meetings advertised below, and post a reply indicating you would like to attend. By saying this, you’ve committed to attend the event if it gathers enough participants.
  2. Do not reply/sign on to offerings that already have 4 replies.
  3. Do not reply/sign on to offerings that advertise a meeting within 24 hours.
  4. Make sure to check your messages here on Reddit for the link to the meeting.
  5. Participate in the meeting: everyone there should contribute to the discussion. I know some are trying to be especially anonymous in the class--if that's the case, you are welcome to show up in a mask, or leave video off, though the latter makes interaction a bit less natural, I think. Please make sure the "name" shown on the meeting corresponds either to your real name (as it shows up on my roster) or to your reddit name, so that I can make sure I give credit where due.
During this meeting, you should address (minimally) the following questions:
  1. Do we need to do anything to "fix" copyright? If you were King of America, what policy changes would you put in place?
  2. Have you (or, you know, your "friend"), violated intellectual property laws? This includes downloading music or movies or software you don't have rights to, or using a VPN to watch a show you can't get from your provider in the US, for example? Do you feel justified in what you did, or was it just getting away with it because you could?
  3. I joke about "internet police" but do you think we need a set of global rules about how people interact online? What regulations would that include?
  4. To what extent do you think we will end up with "national internets"? What is gained or lost when that occurs?
  5. How confident are you about understanding how you can and cannot use intellectual property (e.g., images or music)? Are there things you understand well? Are there things you are still a bit "shaky" on?
That is a lot to cover. You should minimally chat for 20 minutes--if you would like to talk longer you are welcome to.
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2020.09.21 16:20 Gambit9000 She didn't deserved what Happened...

I've wanted to post for a few months but anxiety and nervousness about putting something down prevented me, but after staying up all night and cleaning out my phone finding the video the night they took her to the hospital getting a rare chance to say goodbye that many aren't getting right now hit me like a punch to the gut and a kick to the face then a day later I joined this terrible club that we hate to be apart of..
TL/DR: My wife died of Covid because the care facility she was in didn't care to protect patients nor that she was highly immune deficient.
 
I met her fourteen years ago, I was just about to turn twenty-two and she was twenty-five. We met on the internet we chatted (online, text and phone) for a few days and were too excited to meet. We met by a convenience store near my parent's house and by her work, it was the fasted I ever walked there in my life and I was so eager as I never had a girlfriend before. I bought her a soda and some candy, I waited nervously hoping that this woman would be the one. Soon she pulled up in her car and when she got out and our eyes met I felt lighter and as she would say she felt a bolt of lightning.
 
We talked in her car outside my parents house and then she got serious and told me that she was sick and told me about an illness I had not heard of before. She had an aggressive form MS, I told her that I didn't care and I would be there for her and she said she wanted to be there for me. What followed was almost fourteen years of a hell of a right, with the many good times there were those like the ABC MS inject-able treatment drugs at the time when a few years into us dating that started to fail and luckily an infusion drug that came out and saved her life, cancer scare a little after that. her abusive narcissistic nasty family, along with a myriad of doctor appointments, medications and hospital stays that a young couple shouldn't have to go through. Being disabled myself from complications after birth helped me be empathetic to her suffering and progression of her illness.
 
I had little to no help with her care and two years ago it broke me. She and I talked for a long time about it and begrudgingly agreed that county services wanting to help place her in a nursing home to get her health better so she could be more independent as the degradation of her health cause by her won immune system attacking her nervous system had her a prisoner in her own body. The first year was hell because the nursing home she was in got bought out by a multi-state corrupt company that broke so many regulations of the 1987 nursing home reform act that if the system wasn't broken they would have been forced to shut down. I fought for her care like a loving doting husband to my best friend and thought I got her into a better place and for the most part they were better apart from meeting her severe heat intolerance need till May and she was positive for that virus that has wrecked life for everyone.
 
The sick part is they lied to me about how she was doing and looking at journal entries on her phone she sugar coated how she was doing to me so she wouldn't worry me as much. She was transferred to the main floor right next to the parking lot the second week and each day while bringing her food and such we would just hang outwith glass between us.
On the end of the second week she felt so sick she didn't feel like eating and she told me at around 8pm she had been trying to get a nurse for hours but no one would show up. I was calling for over an hour with our landline while talking with her on the phone till I passed out at around 9:30 pm. At 11:30 I was woken up to a call by a nurse telling me they were going to take her to the hospital, I hadn't got dressed that fast in years and got there just after they took her out of the room before they exited the front entrance. I told her I loved her so much and she would be okay, I broke down after the ambulance doors closed. I followed to the hospital to give the ER information about her health and medical needs. They told her I was there making sure she would be comfortable.
Leaving ER I broken down again in our car and then less then twenty four hours later my job as caregiver to my soulmate was over...
 
 
 
Things were starting to get better for us till that fucking virus and having no friends or real support is killing me. I just miss my Fae so much..
 
No matter what people tell me, my head tells me, what is logical of what happened, that in my heart I will always blame myself for not taking her home April 16th while at her emergency neurology appointment..
 
Thank you for even just reading this. Here are pictures of our two cats that she loved so much.
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2020.09.21 07:55 McNabsty 21 [M4F] - broken idiot man looking for someone nice

hey! thanks for clicking on this post and not being intimidated by the giant wall of text ahead. i reposted this because i'm kinda lazy rn. i’m just a guy who’s kinda fed up with being alone right now. dating apps in my area suck, and i can’t go out and meet people because of covid, so i’m just left to look for a sweet girl on the internet.
a little about me, i’m really into poetry and music, as i spent my first (and only) two years in college trying to decide what i wanted to do between those two things. i ultimately chose neither and now i’m just trying to figure my shit out, lol.
i’ve recently gotten into watching anime and reading manga (because what better time than at 21?), so far i’ve watched hxh, tenari no seki, dbz and dbs, and i’m about to start a few more. any recommendations are appreciated!
i also play a lot of games on PC, and it would be cool to have somebody to play with! i’m getting fairly bored playing the same games by myself every day, and i have a pretty expansive library and some alright friends, so i’m always down to play something!
some misc interests of mine are coffee, video editing, streaming, and becoming the next thumb wrestling champion.
as for you, all that i ask is that you are a sweetheart of a person who knows how to joke around and have a good time in general. i’ve had some bad and weird experiences in the past, and i’m just trying to have somebody good in my life for a change!
physically, i’m 6’3”, blue eyes, short light brown hair, and i’ve got more of a dad bod physique (working on fully mastering the dad bod soon, just wait for it). i’m fully willing to send some pictures if you would like, because i understand physical attraction can play a role, whether none at all or a great part. not being rude, but i have my type and you have yours, i get it.
if you read through this whole thing, i’m shocked and extremely thankful because i did totally just write an essay. i’d love to hear from you, so feel free to shoot me a message! i look forward to chatting :)
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2020.09.21 07:54 McNabsty 21 [M4F] - broken idiot man looking for someone nice

hey! thanks for clicking on this post and not being intimidated by the giant wall of text ahead. i reposted this because i'm sorta lazy and didnt feel like retyping!
i’m just a guy who’s kinda fed up with being alone right now. dating apps in my area suck, and i can’t go out and meet people because of covid, so i’m just left to look for a sweet girl on the internet.
a little about me, i’m really into poetry and music, as i spent my first (and only) two years in college trying to decide what i wanted to do between those two things. i ultimately chose neither and now i’m just trying to figure my shit out, lol.
i’ve recently gotten into watching anime and reading manga (because what better time than at 21?), so far i’ve watched hxh, tenari no seki, dbz and dbs, and i’m about to start a few more. any recommendations are appreciated!
i also play a lot of games on PC, and it would be cool to have somebody to play with! i’m getting fairly bored playing the same games by myself every day, and i have a pretty expansive library and some alright friends, so i’m always down to play something!
some misc interests of mine are coffee, video editing, streaming, and becoming the next thumb wrestling champion.
as for you, all that i ask is that you are a sweetheart of a person who knows how to joke around and have a good time in general. i’ve had some bad and weird experiences in the past, and i’m just trying to have somebody good in my life for a change!
physically, i’m 6’3”, blue eyes, short light brown hair, and i’ve got more of a dad bod physique (working on fully mastering the dad bod soon, just wait for it). i’m fully willing to send some pictures if you would like, because i understand physical attraction can play a role, whether none at all or a great part. not being rude, but i have my type and you have yours, i get it.
if you read through this whole thing, i’m shocked and extremely thankful because i did totally just write an essay. i’d love to hear from you, so feel free to shoot me a message! i look forward to chatting :)
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2020.09.21 04:08 Icariosim 22M [chat] [friendship]

Hey there I'm a guy from the UK just looking to make new friends to chat with and play video games. I'm not the most socially confident person and finding some new friends who share interests with me would be amazing.
I mainly play on switch but I do have some pc games; mainly Minecraft and Terraria since my laptop is just able to not burst into flames from them, I mainly play things like Animal Crossing and Warframe though I do occasionally bash my skull into a wall playing Dauntless since riftstalker can kiss my ass.
I try and watch anime in my free time when I'm not busy though I'm not really up to date since I'm always going back to watch Nyaruko.
I have in the last few months gotten back into drawing thanks to the only friend I really have so I like to spend most evenings doing some drawing.
If any of that at all interests you then just send me a PM and though it might seem rude I'd prefer if only people over 18 replied though I am willing to push that to 17 since I'm very cautious about who I'm interacting with over the internet.
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2020.09.21 03:15 HairyFunny8 Hire a Phone Hacker to Spy on iPhone Remotely with Number

Do you want to know how to ethically hack and spy on a phone without them knowing? It’s been a tough call for most people who are in a broken bond with their children. For them, knowing the unknown is the only way out of the labyrinth of questions and assumptions that are tearing their lives apart. “What is he doing behind my back?” “Is he being bothered by something?” “Is someone bullying him?” These are some questions that could create a serious imbalance in one’s life. Trying to get answers without any confrontation seems like the best thing to do.
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Since iCloud is a necessary cloud storage solution for anyone owning an iOS device, this opens for us a way to spy on an iPhone without having access to it. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to install the spy app on the target iPhone. This also means you won’t necessarily need to have access the target iPhone.
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It’s important to have the iCloud backup of the iPhone enabled. Otherwise, remote cell phone spying won’t be possible. It’s very simple to enable the iCloud backup on the target iPhone. You will need access to it for this though. Here is how to get started:
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Step 4: Navigate to the dashboard menu: Simply navigate through the dashboard menu to start spying on the iPhone. There is a separate tab for spying on text messages, call logs, messenger chats (you can read instant messenger conversations from Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Kik and more), location tracking, photos, videos and a lot more. It is like controlling the iPhone from a remote location without having to physically access it. On top of that, no installation or jailbreaking is required!
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It’s great you can spy on an iPhone remotely by using a spyware. But if you are not sure it’s the best solution to access the data on someone's device without touching it, the following reasons might change your mind: It’s 100% unrecognizableAmong the many benefits of using spy apps, this one’s at the top. Spying apps are 100 percent undetectable. The spy app silently sends all the information to the control panel of the user.
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2020.09.21 02:26 sexyloser1128 My Catfish relationship ended when she asked me to buy Bitcoin with her and I asked to video/voice chat or provide any proof she was the girl in the photos and she refused. I'm sad :(

She message me on reddit. We have been texting every day for 2 weeks though there was always something off with her texts. She sent me 8 pics of a pretty girl that was my physical type. Right after she asked me to buy Bitcoin with her today, I asked her if we could arrange a time to video chat. She said no because she said she was hacked before. I then suggest a normal voice call and she said text only. I then suggest she send a pic of her holding a piece of paper with today's date. Again she refused and got made at me and said I had trust issues and ended the relationship. I replied back that it was more than reasonable to video chat before meeting in real life and with so many scammers out there using other people's photos. She could have have used a public computer at an internet cafe or a landline phone. I also told her I would never buy Bitcoin or do any investments or any stock market trading with someone I have never met before which is very reasonable in my opinion. I've been single for so long that even though things were off with her I liked the idea that there was someone out there wanting to be in a relationship with me. I'm sad that that dream is now ended.
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2020.09.21 02:25 sexyloser1128 My Catfish relationship ended when she asked me to buy Bitcoin with her and I asked to video/voice chat or provide any proof she was the girl in the photos and she refused. I'm sad :(

She message me on reddit. We have been texting every day for 2 weeks though there was always something off with her texts. She sent me 8 pics of a pretty girl that was my physical type. Right after she asked me to buy Bitcoin with her today, I asked her if we could arrange a time to video chat. She said no because she said she was hacked before. I then suggest a normal voice call and she said text only. I then suggest she send a pic of her holding a piece of paper with today's date. Again she refused and got made at me and said I had trust issues and ended the relationship. I replied back that it was more than reasonable to video chat before meeting in real life and with so many scammers out there using other people's photos. She could have have used a public computer at an internet cafe or a landline phone. I also told her I would never buy Bitcoin or do any investments or any stock market trading with someone I have never met before which is very reasonable in my opinion. I've been single for so long that even though things were off with her I liked the idea that there was someone out there wanting to be in a relationship with me. I'm sad that that dream is now ended.
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2020.09.20 12:25 RedEdSpaghetti DDLC Broken Skies The Novel Chapters 21 - 24

Continued from yesterdays' post...
Chapter Twenty One: Yuri’s Dilemma

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It was a little hard getting back into the swing of school again after the break. On Thursday, my homeroom teacher asked me to stay after class. He needs to share my exam results with me. Most of them were as I expected. Then, he got to the final one…math. It was the lowest mark I had ever received in all my years of school! I couldn’t even speak, I was so shocked. I could only nod as he suggested that I talk with my math teacher for some extra instruction. How I dread hearing those words again. However, I seem to be left with no other option. I spend the rest of the morning in a daze. I decide to take my lunch by myself. Kishi, however, happens to see me as I head down the hall.

“Aren’t you going to eat lunch in the club room?” he asks.

“Not today,” I reply softly, “I’m not hungry today.”

“Hey Yuri, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that something is wrong. Can we please go somewhere and talk?”

“I really don’t…” Well, I guess he’s already aware of the situation. “I suppose it’s no good trying to keep it in.”

We head up to the roof, where it’s usually void of students.

“So, what’s wrong?”

“It’s…it’s…”

“You can tell me.”

“My math exam. I got an awful mark.” I finally blurt out “I thought that I had done okay, but the results were horrible.” Tears start to form in my eyes.

“Yuri, I’m so sorry. What can you do?”

“I’m going to have to go to my teacher and ask for help. Obviously I’m not understanding.”

“Look Yuri, I know that I’m not going to change your mind concerning your decision. But please promise me that you’ll be careful. Don’t agree to meet with him outside of school”

“Okay, I won’t do that…unless you’re with me.”

“I’m not sure that’s a good idea. It makes me angry that he is making you uncomfortable. But we’ll just have to keep you in safe places when you meet with him. Are you okay to finish school today?”

“I…I’ll be…okay.” I reply, even though I would like to be away from here right now.

“You don’t sound very convincing.”

I smile and give him a hug.

“Thanks Kishi. I feel very fortunate to have you as a friend.”

I talked with my math teacher and we set up a schedule to meet 3 times a week during one of my study periods. He continued to say and do things that made me uncomfortable, but I still feel like there is nothing that I can do. There doesn’t seem to be any specific thing that he couldn’t claim was “misinterpreted”. He also mentioned meeting after school, saying that he could clear some things from his calendar to accommodate a meeting. I quickly turned him down, telling him that I have club meetings after school.

One time, when we were meeting, we heard the sound of the classroom door being opened. I turned around and saw Kishi with a strange look on his face. It started as a look of anger, but quickly changed to an apologetic look when the instructor turned around. “Oh, excuse me!” he said, and turned around and walked out. I quickly turned back around and tried to suppress the laughter inside of me. What a friend he is!

I am still stuck with the same problem though. I need to bring my math grade up, but I hate having to meet with him. I agree with Kishi and his mother with regards to not wanting other girls to have to go through this, but I just don’t see how I can stop it. If it went to the courts, I don’t see how a jury would convict him. Everything is just so circumstantial. Maybe I should talk to my grandparents. I’m not sure that they would understand though. Would they even believe that a teacher could act in such a manner? My mind is spinning as I try to find a solution. I wish I were home right now.

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Chapter Twenty Two: Another Busy Saturday

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My weekend plans filled up very quickly. Monika had asked if we could get together on Saturday for breakfast. She laughed as she wondered if 10am would be too early for me. I told her that I could manage it. Natsuki wanted to get together in the afternoon and make some Bento boxes. She told me that I could use more practice cooking and she would be happy to be my instructor. Yuri mentioned watching a movie on Saturday night…a film that she had been looking forward to seeing for a while. And I asked Sayori if she wanted to go to a little festival in town on Sunday, which she eagerly said yes to. I guess having friends can really fill up your social calendar!

I beat Monika to the café we were to meet at and had a black coffee waiting for her as she arrived. She thanked me and asked if we could walk around a bit. Sure, I said. We ended up in a park and we stopped at the railing that separated the walkway from a small pond. We looked down and could see some koi swimming around. Then we found a bench to sit on.

“So what’s going on today?” I asked, wondering if she wanted to vent again.

“Nothing much,” she replied. “I guess I just wanted to get away for a little bit but didn’t want to be alone. You’re always good company for me. You put me at ease.”

I feel my cheeks start to heat up. This is just a friendly conversation, isn’t it? Of course it is, I try to convince myself. You don’t seriously think it’s more than that, do you?

“Th…thanks for the complement.” I manage to spit out.

“You’re cute when you’re flustered!” she adds with an ornery smile.

I try to change the subject.

“So are things okay at home?”

“Not a lot has changed at home. The only thing that has changed is that I am not as stressed about it. Don’t get me wrong, I still dread their plans for me. But being able to play the piano somehow makes it tolerable, at least for now. Time will tell how long that will last.”

Then she takes the chat in a totally different direction. “Do you ever think about being a parent?”

Wow! That came out of nowhere!

“I don’t know, I guess I don’t think about it much. If I had a girlfriend I might be more likely to consider it, but I don’t see that happening any time soon.” I tell her.

“Really?” she says with a curious smile. “I’ll bet you could have a girlfriend right now if you wanted.”

Has she been talking to Sayori about our situation? Why would she say something like that. I am desperately trying to get out of this.

I try to act cool as I say, “Do you think about being a parent?”

Her smile turns a bit sad. “Yes, but not in a good way. I think more about not being like my parents.”

“Well, I can relate to that, I guess. I mean, mom and I get along well although, her being gone so much probably helps in that regard. I think she feels guilty if she gets on my case when she is home. My dad, on the other hand…”

Her face grows more serious. “Come to think of it, I never hear you mention him. Is your relationship that bad?”

“Not so much bad as it is non-existent.” I reply. “He really hasn’t tried to contact me much since the divorce. But I really haven’t gone out of my way to contact him either.”

“I wonder which of our situations is worse?” she asks glumly. I shrug my shoulders.

Suddenly, she looks at her watch. “Goodness, is it really 11:30 already? I’m sorry, but I have to run. Thank you Kishi. It was really good talking with you, especially seeing you get nervous.” Then she gives me one of those adorable smiles of hers along with a hug, and then she’s on her way.

I swing by the market on the way home to pick up a few ingredients for the boxes. The last thing I want is for Natsuki to come over and find out that I have nothing to contribute to the cooking. I laugh as I picture her, looking up at me and trying to yell at me. Still, she is not someone that I would want mad at me. I make it home and manage to pick up around the place a bit before she arrives.

“I hope that I’m not walking into a pig sty.” she exclaims as she enters the house.

“You still can’t be nice to me, can you?” I say, smiling.

“That is being nice!” she replies. “I could just come in and start ordering you to sanitize everything. Who knows what gross things you do living here by yourself!”

“You make it sound like I have cooties or something!”

“I’m not sure that you don’t!” she says laughing.

We head into the kitchen and start unpacking the bags that she brought along. There is a nice selection of vegetables and some fish. Fortunately, the things that I bought are different from hers, so that will be bonus points for me. We start by getting the rice ready and chopping up some of the vegetables and fish. She puts me to work assembling some of the boxes with a group of ingredients, while she grabs a different set and starts her own boxes.

Soon she says to me, “What do you think?”

I look over at the box in front of her expecting to see a normal bento box. Instead, I see a work of art!

“Natsuki! That’s…isn’t that one of the Parfait Girls?” I exclaim.

“Of course it is.” she replies proudly.

“That’s so talented! How did you learn to do that?” I ask.

“I watched some videos on the internet.” she tells me. “It’s called oekakiben or picture bento. There are some incredible examples of it out there. They really put mine to shame.”

“No way Nat. I mean, look at that! You even included freckles! You are incredibly talented!” I gush.

Her cheeks turn a bright shade of red.

“Well, I have been practicing. It’s not like this is the first time I tried it.”

“Still, I am very impressed. Whoever marries you will be a very lucky guy to have such a wonderful cook.”

This comment seems to strike a nerve.

“Yeah, I don’t think that’s likely to happen.” she says with sadness.

“Why not Natsuki?”

“I know that I’m still young but it just seems like…guys are afraid of me.”

“Well, I’m your friend and I’m afraid of you!” I reply, and then realize that was a dumb thing to say.

“See, even my only guy friend is afraid of me. What chance do I have?”

“Oh Nat, I’m sorry. That didn’t come out right. I was trying to tease you but obviously I messed up.”

“It’s okay,” she says as her eyes begin to fill with water. “I’ll just have to get used to it.”

“Hey, don’t cry. You will be a wonderful wife to someone. You have so much to offer, and not just with your cooking skills. I know that you have a big heart inside you. I think that you just try so hard to prove your worth, that people naturally back away.”

“But not you.” she says with a weak smile. “You’ve always seemed to know just what to say or do. You always seem to set me back on the right track when I go off.”

I walk over and give her a hug. “That’s what friends are for.” I tell her. Then I look down into her eyes. But something is different in them this time…something new. It must be the tears, making them look different, I think to myself. Then we decide to watch some anime.

“Hmm…what do you think about this?,” I say, checking the schedule, “it’s a special presentation about the Ghibli Museum.”

“Is that the manga museum in Tokyo?”

“Yes it is.”

“Yes, I would love to see this.”

We watch the one-hour special almost silently. When it ends, we are both excited at how much there is to see.

“I would love to visit that place some time.” she tells me.

“It’s definitely on my bucket list.” I reply.

“If you ever go, you better take me along. I wouldn’t be able to stand you if you had that experience up on me.” she says, laughing.

“I can’t think of anyone else I would want to see it with.”

Suddenly, she gets a strange look on her face.

As she prepares to go, she leaves some bento boxes for me to take in for lunch for the week and takes the rest with her. As she opens the door, she turns and smiles.

“Thanks…for everything. You sure know how to make a girl feel good about herself.” and she turned and left.

Her comment made me uneasy for some reason, but I can’t figure out why.

I texted Yuri and told her that I would make some miso soup. She said that she would stop and pick up something to go with it. At some point I really need to try to make something other than miso soup. I can’t just be a one-trick pony. I do get out some of the tea that Yuri got me for the gift exchange. I thought that it would be a nice touch. She arrives just as the soup is ready.

“Perfect timing!” I say as she enters the house.

“Oh…it smells wonderful!” she says with enthusiasm.

“Aw, it’s nothing much. I was telling myself earlier that I need to expand my cooking skills. What kind of guy can only cook one thing?”

“In your case, that would be a wonderful guy…” she stopped suddenly. “Oh, I can’t believe that I said that out loud. I’m sorry if I embarrassed you.”

“Yuri, you’re fine. You don’t have to apologize. You’re allowed to have an opinion, even if you’re wrong about this one. I’m not wonderful. I’m just an average guy.”

“Well, I think that you are way above average, if I may be so bold. I have never met a guy like you.”

“Thanks for the kind words, but I don’t see myself as being that great.”

“When I say things like that, you correct me and tell me that I am always putting myself down.” she says with a pout.

“Yeah, I guess I do, don’t I.” I think for a minute. “Can we settle for I’m okay; you’re okay?” I ask.

“It‘s a deal!” she replies with a smile.

After we finish our soup, we break out the mochi that she bought, along with some tea that I prepared. It was a great way to complete the meal. Then we headed for the living room to watch the movie. The film was all right…nothing to rave about. Yuri said that she felt it had been over-hyped. Still, it was a nice way to spend the evening.

As she was leaving for home, she turned and said to me, “I really did mean what I said about you being a wonderful guy. I have never felt so comfortable as I do around you. Thank you so much.” And then she walked out before I could say anything. Why do I get the feeling that this whole day has had a weird vibe to it?

Before I crash for the night, I pick up my phone and call mom.

“Hi mom. Can you talk?”

“I only have a little time. We are working on a big presentation for Monday.”

“Okay, a little bit is better than none.”

“Aw, what a sweet thing to say. You didn’t burn the house down, did you?”

We both laugh.

“No mom.”

So we talked about my week and all of the things that are going on. I also told her about walking in on Yuri’s session with her math teacher. She wasn’t very happy about it, but said that maybe it worked out okay. She warned me to keep my temper under control. It sounds so odd to hear that. I have never had an anger problem until recently…when I got friends. Friends who need protecting. Friends who need help. Friends who need…me.

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Chapter Twenty Three: Yuri Explodes

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It’s Monday, and the atmosphere in homeroom is not doused in its’ usual sleepy overlay. For some reason, groups of students are busy talking with each other. I wonder what has happened to change things. However, having no friends in class, I am left clueless. It is only when I get to math class that I discover the issue. As I walk into class, I notice that our teacher is not here. In his place is a young woman, evidently a substitute teacher. I happen to overhear that our teacher has been fired! I turn to the girl next to me and ask her if she knows what happened. She tells me that he was fired over the weekend for sexual harassment, and that they tried to keep it quiet, but word got around pretty quickly. I am totally in shock.

I make it through the morning classes and decide to head up to the roof during lunch time. Fortunately, no one from the club sees me. I try to make sense of the news. The only conclusion that I can come to is that Kishi must have gone to the principal and told him about my situation. Why would he do that after I asked him not to? I know that he felt that I was making the wrong decision, but I thought that he respected my request to keep it between us! The more that I thought about it, the more upset I became. Still I fight the urge to go to the restroom. The lunch break is nearly over…I don’t have time for that. However, the emotions continue to build within me all through the afternoon classes.

By the time that the final bell rings, the anger within me is like a raging forest fire. All I can think of is Kishi betraying my trust! Why did I trust him? Isn’t this what always happens when I trust people? Don’t they always betray me? I hurriedly make my way to the meeting room.

As I enter, my focus shifts immediately to Kishi. I am not aware of which girls are in the room and I really don’t care. I can vaguely hear mumbles around me as I position myself in front of him.

“How could you?” I yell. “I trusted you, and this is how you repay my trust? Going behind my back?”

“Yuri, I didn’t tell anyone, not even the girls!” he protests.

I can’t even begin to believe that. No one else knew. I slap him right across the cheek. All the anger that has been building up inside of me is let loose with one sweep of my arm.

“I should have known that you would be just like those other guys. I never want to speak to you again!”

And with that, I turn and leave the room. I head for the girl’s restroom. I need release from these emotions.

Several minutes go by. The pressure inside me is slowly subsiding. Then, I hear the door open and I quickly start to clean myself up, pulling bandages from my back pack. I hear Monika’s voice.

“Yuri…please come out. We need to talk.”

“There’s nothing to talk about. My life has just been wrecked, all because I trusted him.”

I let my disgust for Kishi show with emphasis on that last word.

Then Natsuki speaks up.

“Yuri, we are not leaving here without you. Now, if you want to continue having this conversation when another girl comes in here, I don’t care. I will continue talking to you no matter who else is in here.”

I know without a doubt that she means what she said. The best option for me is to leave with them. I am starting to feel better anyways. I pull down the sleeve of my sweater over the bandages and open the door. As I exit, Monika wraps an arm around me and leads me back to the club room. They both tell me that Kishi told them about everything that had been going on, emphasizing that they didn’t know until after I left the room. I can’t believe them. “He had to have told someone.”, I repeat over and over.

As they try to comfort me, there is a knock on the door. The principal enters and asks me to come with him. He then tells the girls that we won’t be returning today. We make the long walk to the office in silence. As we enter his office, he asks the secretary not to disturb us and then closes the door. I notice that there are two other people in the office…a young woman who looks like another student but identifies herself as a law enforcement officer. The other is a man in an expensive suit who introduces himself as a lawyer. The principal begins the conversation.

“We want you to know that you are in no trouble at all. We just have a few questions for you, if you are comfortable answering them. But first, we need to fill you in on some things. You may have heard today that your math teacher was fired over the weekend. The reason was for sexual harassment. We had complaints from a couple of girls in his classes. We decided to do an undercover investigation and, with the help of the detective here, we managed to get enough evidence to convince us to fire him. The prosecutor is now gathering as much evidence as he can in order to finalize charges against him. That is where you come in. We understand that you had been meeting with him outside of class. Is that true?”

“Yes” I whisper.

“It’s okay. You don’t have to be afraid. The case doesn’t depend on you. It will go forward with or without anything that you tell us. Do you understand that?”

I nod.

“Would you tell us if there was anything…irregular about your private meetings with him?”

I proceed to tell them everything that happened and how his words and actions made me feel. I also tell them that I didn’t say anything because I didn’t think it was blatant enough to warrant action…that it could easily have just been my imagination making too much of things. As I finish, the principal speaks up.

“Thank you for sharing that with us. I’m sure that this hasn’t been easy for you. I want you to understand that it is part of my job to provide a safe learning environment for the students here. Obviously, that has been compromised. Rest assured that we will do whatever we can to restore order here. I will understand if you need to take some time away from school. And please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you.”

“Thank you sir. I appreciate all that you have done. I’m sorry that I didn’t…”

“Please, do not apologize Yuri. You have no fault in any of this and the thoughts that you have shared are certainly understandable.”

The lawyer nods in agreement and adds, “You certainly could have interpreted his words in different ways. Fortunately, he was more forward with our undercover officer which is what enables us to bring charges against him.”

The principal speaks again. “Unless you have anything to add, you are free to go.”

“No sir, nothing else. Thank you again for your assistance.” I stand up to leave, but am stopped by the officer.

“Please allow me to drive you home. I’m sure that this has been a very trying day for you.”

“I would be very grateful for that.” I tell her. With that, we leave. On the way, she shares her thoughts with me.

“Thank you for sharing your story and thank you for being honest. I understand why you didn’t say anything.” she tells me. “I think that you were wise to not meet with him outside of school. Things might have been very different if you had. Also, if you think of anything else, don’t be afraid to contact us or the principal.” She leaves a card with a phone number in my hand. I thank her and say good bye.

I enter the house and am greeted by my grandparents. I return their greeting and tell them that I will be in my room for a while. I’m not sure if I can tell them about what has happened today. My first thought is to tell Monika what happened. I’m sure that she and Natsuki are wondering why the principal came and got me.

“Will you please meet me early at school tomorrow? I hate to bother you, but it is important.”

“Yes, Yuri I will meet you in the courtyard. And you are not bothering me. I am your friend and I am concerned about you.”

“Thank you. That means a lot to me.”

And now, my thoughts turn to Kishi. He must hate me right now. How could I have done something so rash? And what will the other girls think of me? I know that they all like him. They will probably hate me too for what I’ve done to him. The emotions keep building up within me till I am about to burst. I need release.

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Chapter Twenty Four: Breakdown

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The night drug on forever, but Tuesday morning still arrived, not that I’m looking forward to it. I think that my cheek is still stinging from yesterday. How am I ever going to convince Yuri that I didn’t betray her trust if she won’t talk to me? I have to hope that Monika and Natsuki were able to get through to her. It’s not going to be an easy day in school today. If mom wasn’t home, I would probably just stay in bed.

“Are you okay honey? You seem a bit uptight.” she says as I make my way into the kitchen.

“I’m fine mom…just a lot going on. Things should settle down soon.” If only I believed that.

“Just make sure that you are taking care of yourself. I noticed that you didn’t seem to sleep well last night. I don’t want to leave on my trip worrying about you, although I usually do anyways. I just don’t need extra worry.”

“I keep telling you not to worry, but it doesn’t do any good. So, I will just tell you that I am fine and I haven’t managed to destroy myself yet while you’ve been away!” I said with a slight attitude.

“Well, that is true, but you have also admitted to me that you don’t always eat right and now, if you’re not getting a good night’s rest, it could have negative effects on you before you realize that it’s happening.”

“Okay mom. I will try to give sleep a bit more priority if it will make you worry less.”

“That would ease my mind a bit. Thanks honey!”

I pack up my bag and head out for school. “I’ll see you tonight.” I call as I’m leaving.

Class is a bore this morning. Of course, I have never been a big fan of math. I sure do miss Mr. Sakurai, although even his interesting style of teaching couldn’t always prevent me from dozing off last year. Between tiredness, math, and Mr. Date’s monotone voice, my concentration doesn’t hold up. I rest my head in my hand for a second, and I am gone to the twilight zone…that place between reality and deep sleep.

The voices start to cry out in my mind. A flash of lightning fills the sky! I see Sayori, curled into a ball and sobbing. I have to help her! "I'm here!" I say. Another flash! Mom wants to know what I am going to do after graduation. "I don't know yet." I reply. Another flash! Natsuki is sitting beside me on the couch. As she turns her head slowly towards me, I see another black eye! "Not again!" I shout. Another flash! I look through a classroom door and see Yuri‘s math teacher with his arm around her! "Get away!" I yell. The whole sky is lit! I see Yuri standing before me with her arm extended. Then I feel the sting of her hand on my cheek again. Only this time, it's not in my dream.

I open my eyes and, to my horror, every eye in the class is pointed at me. Mr. Date is standing in front of my desk looking down at me with an unusual expression.

“I am sorry that I had to do that, but you wouldn’t wake up! Please, gather your things and come with me. The rest of you, please remain working quietly on your problems until I return.”

As we walk to the principal’s office, I am still trying to figure out what happened. My mind is running around in circles trying to make sense of things. I sit in a chair while Mr. Date explains to the principal what happened. At least, I am guessing that is what he is doing. I can’t even focus on what he is saying. He then turns to me, places a hand on my shoulder, and apologizes to me for the slap and goes back to his classroom.

“Well Kishi, would you like to explain what has happened this morning?”

“I don’t know sir. I guess there is just a lot going on in my life right now and …”

The tears start to flow like a river in a flash flood. The words will no longer leave my mouth. I bury my face in my hands and continue crying. Then I feel a hand on my shoulder.

“I think that we need to get you some help young man. I’m afraid that this is beyond my capacity to deal with. I will make arrangements and also call your mother to let her know the situation.”

The thought of him telling my mother sends a shiver down my spine. I had just told her this morning that I was fine and now this! I’m a total mess!

Some time passed and then I heard a familiar voice. “Hello Kishi. It’s been a while since we have talked. It’s a little different situation now though, isn’t it?” I immediately recognize Dr. Shitori’s voice. I weakly shake my head in agreement. “How about if you come with me and we’ll go to a more comfortable place.” I cannot believe that Dr. Shitori of all people would be the one they called. Sayori is not going to believe it either. I guess she will be sitting in with me instead of the other way around.

We make it to the hospital and they lead me to a room and have me lie down.

“Here, this will help you relax and settle down.” I take the tablets and wash them down with some water.

“Now, can you tell me what happened this morning?”, he asked.

I have no idea how long I talked to him. Mostly I just cried and blurted out fragments of my thoughts. He didn’t say much, just listened with an intent gaze. I wish I could have been that focused this morning in class. Then maybe I wouldn’t be in this position.

Suddenly, there is a soft knock on the door. A nurse enters and whispers to Dr. Shitori. He nods and stands up. Soon, my mom comes into the room, her face filled with anxiety. Dr. Shitori greets her at the door and speaks very softly to her. I cannot make out what he is saying, but I see mom’s eyes get bigger as she turns to look at me. He turns to me and says, “We are going to keep you here overnight just as a precaution. I will be back to check on you in the morning. Good bye for now.” With that, he exits and closes the door behind him.

I dread what is coming next, but there is no way I can stop it.

The tears start to flow from her eyes as she tries to speak to me. I can’t help but start crying too. She leans over and hugs me, and then it starts.

“You told me you were fine and that I shouldn’t worry!”

“I know mom, and I thought I was fine. It’s just that, all of a sudden, everything piled on me at once. I couldn’t make the voices stop shouting at me. Everybody needed me at the same time. I couldn’t help them all. I couldn’t …” My voice trails off and fresh tears begin to fall down my cheeks. “I couldn’t help them!”, I sobbed.

She hugs me tightly and whispers, “It’s okay honey. It will be fine. You just need some rest. I’ll stay with you until you fall asleep.”. She runs her fingers through my hair and looks at me with love in her eyes.

“I’m sorry mom! I’ve really messed up your schedule with work and all.”

“You don’t worry about my work. You just worry about getting well.”

Then, a thought occurs to me. “Where’s my phone? I need to text Sayori and let her know what’s going on!”

“Oh no you don’t. You are not touching your phone for a while young man!” she said sternly. “I am taking your phone and I’ll notify your friends, and then I am going to hide this where you can’t get to it!”

She rummages through my bag and pulls out my phone. “Now, let’s see. There is Sayori of course, and I remember Monika. Who else was there?”

“Just text Sayori, She can let everyone else know.” I say dejectedly.

“That sounds easier”, she replied, as she started typing away.

Shortly after the message was sent, there was a response. Mom picked it up and read the text.

“She says that the story got around school pretty quickly. Everyone is very worried about you. She also said that she is glad that Dr. Shitori is treating you, and she can’t wait until she can see you.”

I wonder to myself when will that be? Who knows how long they will want to keep me confined? I know he said overnight, but did my actions today warrant a “time away”? So many questions are running through my head. But soon, my eyelids become too heavy for me to keep open. “I love you mom” I manage to whisper as my eyes fall shut. “I love you too” I hear as consciousness escapes me.
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2020.09.20 02:00 bosslessmindset This is how you text a girl and develop a connection

How do you text a girl you just met?
The first thing you should ask yourself is, “How did you get her number?”
You need to establish a connection and intent first with any woman. Most men make the mistake of getting a number without clarifying your intentions and what you want and to see if she wants the same thing.
A connection needs to be established with a girl – this is done best face to face for the best results or if this is long distance then be upfront and wise about it. Some women like men that are straightforward while other like men that have tact. What you need to do is know the type of woman you are texting.
You don’t want to have a girl waste your time through text or any other medium. I would say this… Don’t text her – YET
Instead develop rapport first face to face.
If you’re attracted to her then approach her in a way where she feels safe, the interaction is fun or light hearted while building rapport with her and escalating appropriately. Find out if there is mutual attraction – if there isn’t then it is best to not waste your time or energy and move on. Yes, you can have a girl change her mind in time but the chances of that happening is slim to none. If the attraction is mutual, then let her know you’ll text her to go out this week with something fun and interesting.
If your intent is friendship, then again, do the same thing. Approach her face to face and have a good interaction(s) or discussion(s). But it is best not to be coy and pretend you want to be a friend when you want more.
Over-all, know what you want, make your intentions clear in your mind and then translate that into reality by establishing a connection with her face-to-face. Once that is done then texting becomes a whole lot easier.
How to develop that connection since you just met her:
Tip 1: Stop trying to make girls like you. Doing this will change the way you think about girls. Reality is – you can’t make a girl like you. She either likes you or she doesn’t so don’t waste your time trying to change her mind. The only thing you can control is who you are. All you can do is show her that you’re the type of person who is definitely worth paying attention to and being in a relationship with.
Tip 2: Make her feel interesting If you are genuinely interested in a girl then make her feel special. People love to feel interesting and you don’t even have to do much – just listen, understand and be there when she needs you. Think about how you behave with something else you’re interested in such as an upcoming movie or a new viral musical artist – you ask questions and you listen so that you can satisfy your curiosity. Let your curiosity be your guide. Also remember to be consistent and interesting yourself. Furthermore, don’t fake it, she would be able to tell a million miles away. Why? Because she would on average have better social skills that yourself. Read more about that here.
Tip 3: Relate to her (be empathetic) If you want her to feel connected to you, then relate to her. You will make her feel like you understand her. When she tells you something about her tell her a little story or say something to let her see that you know exactly how she is feeling. She is going to love talking to you if she feels like you understand.
Tip 4: Communicate effectively Effective communication is the ability to communicate well with others. This is a very important social skills since communication is a cornerstone of understanding. If you have strong communication skills, you’ll be able to share your thoughts and ideas clearly with others. Doing this with a girl is no different since it is essential you can understand each other.
Tip 5: Be a challenge aka don’t be a Beta This one is very important because you have to maintain frame in a relationship. You can be masculine without it being negative. Maintain that masculine frame and be the type of guy she can respect and understand. Since the dawn of time, girls don’t like pushovers – thousands of years ago it was because of protection but that has not been completely wiped from our psyche and DNA. Furthermore, being strong willed, fair, and dependable will take you a lot more places when compared to being a SIMP. Simps just don’t get any respect. Sure you like her and you can show her that, but let her know that she has to do more than just show up to win you over and she has to show mutual respect as well.
Tip 6: Rejection is ok Rejection happens to all us guys at some point in our lives. So, if you get rejected it really doesn’t matter. Its actually a good thing because now you know not to waste your time and energy. Look at it this way – she did you a favour and now you can move onto someone who will genuinely like you as a person.
THIS IS WHY THE GIRLS LOVE THE JERKS/BAD BOYS! Well, the bad boys have confidence. They want things their way and they are not afraid to leave if they don’t get it their way. They know what to say, when to say it, where to say it, how to say it and why they are saying it to women. They learn to get better at it and they see the world for what it is, not for what they want it to be and they find a way to make it happen.
There are many guys who complain about how they can’t get women to date them. But the jerk or bad boy will never do this.
Being a nice guy these days is synonymous with being a SIMP. You can be nice but being fair is more appropriate. Be the guy that is strong and fair – that demands respect.
The guy who has balls, and doesn’t supplicate to women is attractive to women. The guy who doesn’t give a damn if someone accepts him or not – the guy who does not fear if he approaches and a woman gets offended is the guy a lot of women want.
He will keep going until he gets better at it, filtering, screening out tons of women, many to find he gets dates.
The jerk gets it – he will do what many guys fear to do because he knows, it will make him stronger and he learns what so many will never learn.
Just look at the countless women who date bad boys. They complain about them but every generation of women will also like, date and be with the ‘bad boy’ or jerk. Look at how many women that complain about the bad boy – that they couldn’t change them, they couldn’t fix them and they couldn’t tame them. And that is just it, once you are tamed, you are no longer interesting and she is gone. The bad boy is never tamed and remains exciting and can put her on that emotional roller-coaster.
STAY AWAY FROM THE LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS:
  1. With relationships that start as an LDR (especially through text) you won’t know much about the other person’s character other than what he or she tells you. You especially will not know if she or she is loyal. It is hard to judge a person solely over the internet since body language and facial cues speak volumes when discerning a person’s intentions, honesty, goals and merit.
  2. The human connection of touch is missing in lDRs and that is one of the main reasons people cheat. They can’t hold you, touch you, kiss you or just feel your presence in a room.
  3. There can be many paths and many options when it comes to an LDR. Thus over time many people stray from the relationship and choose a different path for themselves.
  4. We all have our daily interactions and because of this we can interact with someone new in our lives that may seem better than our current LDR partner. At this point it is up to you or your partner to decide to either stay together or go your separate ways.
  5. Chatting can become boring after doing it for weeks, months or even years. Video calls may also start to become boring and at this point you may drift apart with your partner. One partner may even start ignoring the other which can be a very painful experience.
  6. In a practical setting, if there is any fight in a relationship then things can be settle through mutual friends or just talking it out face to face. When in an LDR, the chances of any mutual friends helping to settle an argument is rare or not there at all thus it is harder to continue a relationship – there can be little to no social support.
  7. Surprises are easy when you are in a real relationship that is not solely based online. It is rather difficult to surprise a partner and be there emotionally for them when it is all based online.
  8. If you or your partner is faced with any serious situation in life such as depression or has been in an accident then it is hard to be there for them. They may avoid spending time on social media not because they dislike you or you did anything wrong but because they need time to heal mentally, physically or spiritually. Furthermore, how are you able to help in these life events? It will be hard and will seriously affect the LDR.
  9. The revelation of an LDR can be hard once both parties decide to tell their parental units about it. Most times, there are many questions asked to which some people don’t have the answers. In fact, one of the main questions would be about the practicality of the matter and how easier it is to date someone a lot closer.

KEEP A MASCULINE FRAME: Be a man that has a masculine frame – this is a man that is seen as strong, powerful and has the ability to handle his emotions. This is a man that is cool, calm and collected – stoic, sincere, fair and ambitious. This is a man where women can sense his presence and respond favourably to his aura. Other men will respect or hate this or sometimes both. This is a man that younger men look up to and admire.
You do not want to be a man that is without frame or any control over his life. A man without frame is a man that is passive or passive-aggressive and is never living his life to his truest potential. This ultimately leads to men transmuting their masculine energy into negativity that will ultimately lead to their downfall.

IN CONCLUSION: Be a man with a masculine frame and energy. Texting is a vice that SHOULD be used exclusively to communicate an in person meet only – not to carry on long-winded conversations. Remember, a lot of social cues will be missed through texting and thus an in-person meet is better to get an idea of the woman you are texting. Furthermore, you can’t communicate effectively through text and if you keep texting then you might have to constantly be on the defensive rather then offensive when it comes to dating and relationships.
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2020.09.19 12:38 Mikomiji BF(30f) seems to be getting pasive-agressively annoyed whenever I (30f)look at my phone even briefly when we're not doing anything. Together 3 years, living together for 1.

Just wanted to start by saying I'm NOT on my phone during our time together. When we go on a date I won't even text people back or anything, I'll wait until later. He probably gets his phone out more than I do in those situations, but its not often so I don't care at all. I also won't get it out if we are watching something, eating dinner, or playing video games, only when he takes a fag break or goes to the loo or something, or when we are in his car going somewhere I'll mess around on it (in full view of him) mainly because I don't like to sit there doing nothing. Again, he gets his phone out sometimes during TV and I don't care at all. But I'll never do that because when I did it a few times in the past he pauses it or says "are you watching?" so I just wait for the breaks. Even if the show is super boring and I'm just watching out of polite-ness.
My boyfriend doesn't have social media, he doesn't like it, which is fine. I only have FB, don't really talk to anyone on it I just follow art groups and comedy stuff. Looking at funny dumb stuff and art is just a way for me to unwind. He has his way of unwinding which is drinking every night, but that's a different issue. We are together almost every night after work and every weekend, we barely go out or see our friends, but I'm super introverted and usually only chat with them through txt on occasion.
He has never directly told me not to be on my phone, but he has came back from a fag, and said "Are you ready?!" He's also made comments like "I knew you'd be on Facebook. I bet you're writing a status about that etc..." I never write statuses I just share stuff which I've told him lol. He's seen my FB and knows he can go on it any time, because I leave my laptop on the desk in the lounge with the password saved on it. Last night he went for a fag, I got my phone out to kill 5 mins with my Duolingo (I'm learning Spanish which he knows) he grabbed my boob on the way out (I'm always totally fine with that) and he went "Oh I didn't think you'd notice I thought you'd be too distracted by your phone."
Whenever they mention any kind of internet/social media thing on TV like "youth these days can't get off their phones" he will say "that's like you" etc. The thing is I don't even have many friends and the 4 I have I rarely see. I never go out either. He always drinks when we watch TV (not loads) and told me he never plans on stopping that, so I don't bother him about it as I know it will make him worse (he used to be much worse before we properly moved in together) Do you think he should be able to criticise me for going on my phone during fag breaks? I'm starting to feel really guilty but I hate reading etc and can't think of anything else to kill a few mins while he's not around.
Is he being controlling or do you think he's joking? Shall I try to find something else to do while he's having fag breaks? Any suggestions if so
TL:DR: Bf makes jokes/comments about catching me on my phone when we aren't even doing anything together.
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2020.09.18 09:44 XMG_gg XMG Gaming Laptops: First Steps & Troubleshooting

So you got yourself an XMG Gaming Laptop laptop, huh?

Congratulations! :-)
Follow this handy guide to go through your first steps and some commonly recurring questions. This guide is pretty long and might look frightening on first look, but please note:

+++ BREAKING: Fix "No Speaker" issue on XMG FUSION 15 +++

Windows Update has recently brought us a "No speakers, no sound" issue on XMG FUSION 15. Please read all about the solution in this post. This should only be a temporary condition and solved soon by pulling the incompatible driver from Windows Update. Update: incompatible driver has been pulled on May 19, 2020. New driver going to be rolled out shortly.

Now, moving on to the actual content of this thread:

I unboxed my XMG Laptop – what are my first steps?

1. If you purchased with Windows.
When building our laptops, we always make sure to install the latest firmware and drivers. If you purchased with Windows, all drivers will already be installed and you can pretty much start working. NVIDIA updates their driver pretty often, so they might already have a new driver out. Open up GeForce Experience, log into your account and see if the app offers any driver updates.
2. If you purchased without operating system.
Your SSD will be empty, but your firmware will be up to date. Even if you purchase without operating system, we will already have updated the latest BIOS and latest Thunderbolt firmware. Now it’s time to install Windows and install our drivers.
If you don’t have your own Windows install media at hand, you can get the latest official version from here. The drivers for your XMG Laptop will be on a USB thumb drive in your shipping box. If you want to make absolutely sure that you’re getting the latest drivers, download them each by each from our download portal. Both sources will include a PDF file that will guide you through each step. The only tricky step is the Audio driver, where you’ll have to do a specific install and reboot sequence. This is explained in detail in the PDF file.

++ Troubleshooting (all models) +++

The following items might apply to any XMG or SCHENKER model. In fact, they might also apply to laptops from other brands. Further down below, you'll find a section that is more specific to individual models.

My battery life is less than it should be / I have high Idle power consumption / My fans are loud in Idle / my dGPU is not turning off.

Battery life and power consumption are closely interconnected. If your system consumes too much power – even in Idle – your battery life will suffer.
Preliminary: check your CPU usage, sorted by tasks
Your first look should be into Windows Task Manager, tab "Details" and then sort by "CPU" usage. You should know that your CPU has multiple cores and threads. For example, on i7-9750H (6 cores, 12 threads) if one single-thread task is running at 100%, it translates to "only" 8% CPU load in Task Manager (100 divided by 12 = 8.33). 8% might not look like much at first glance. But in reality it's one core that is running at maximum speed, taking almost as much power as if all cores would run at the same time. This is because the CPU would boost a single core to much higher speed than it would boost all cores together.
In other words: CPU usage values in Task Manager can be misleading, especially if some broken or badly programmed software is going rogue on a single thread. Do the math!
So, on a 6 core CPU, if you have any process in Task Manager constantly running at 8%, something is off. Please identify which task it is, and either end it right there it or uninstall the related software altogether.
Another way to check is to separate the Task Manager CPU activity graph into logical cores. Check these two screenshots:
In my example you can see one core in the middle was almost maxed out for a short amount of time. Thanks to the nature of Turbo Boost, this core would induce a boosted clock speed, leading to almost maxed-out power consumption and high temperatures. This is not always immediately visible because most programs would keep jumping from core to core, so you always see individual spikes to 100% on single core. You can try this yourself by using Prime95 and running it on only 1 thread.
All systems nominal? CPU is nice and idle? Check the dGPU status.
If you don't have any rogue tasks clogging up you CPU but your Idle power consumption is still off the charts, it might be because your NVIDIA GPU (dedicated GPU, dGPU) is not turning itself off.
Under the system of NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid), all common Windows apps are run on the Intel UHD Graphics (integrated GPU, iGPU) by default and the dedicated GPU (dGPU) should turn itself off when it is not needed. This removes the dGPU from the power source but it also saves power on the CPU side, because the CPU can turn off the PCI-Express x16 dGPU connection and thus achieve lower sleep states in each CPU cycle. This system can be disturbed in a number of ways, leading to higher power consumption which in turn leads to lower battey life.
1. Check which system monitoring tools you are running in the background
Some system monitoring software intentionally wakes up the dGPU. Keeping such software running in the background will inevitably lead to higher power consumption. We will keep a list of tools here which do and which do not keep the dGPU awake.
Does not keep the dGPU awake Keeps the dGPU awake
CoreTemp AIDA64 (only when “Sensor” pane is open)
HWiNFO64 ASUS GPU Tweak II
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility CPUID HWMonitor
NVIDIA Control Panel MSI Afterburner
Speccy NVIDIA GeForce Experience
TechPowerUp Real Temp NVIDIA Inspector
ThrottleStop NZXT CAM
Windows Task Manager Open Hardware Monitor
TechPowerUp GPU-Z
XMG Control Center (only when “System Monitor” pane is open)
Please check if any of the programs on the right side of the table is running in the background on your machine. If they are, please remove them from Startup in the Task Manager.
Some of the programs on the left side of the table might wake up the dGPU once for a few seconds during initialization. But according to our testing, they won’t keep the dGPU awake during normal operation.
If you want to see, whether or not your dGPU is awake or not, the best bet is to use the “Sensors” function in HWiNFO64 and keep an eye on the GPU Temperature of your NVIDIA GeForce card. If the temperature reads 0°C, the dGPU is sleeping. With a right click on the Temperature value, you can even set up an alarm in form of a sound file, notification popup or logfile entry if the temperature reaches a value ≥ 1.
2. If external monitor is connected, dGPU will be awake.
Both HDMI and USB-C/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt are connected directly to the NVIDIA GeForce card. This dedicated connection gives the XMG FUSION 15 the power to drive very high resolutions, refresh rates and to support G-SYNC and FreeSync on external screens. The trade-off: the dGPU will always be awake as soon as an external monitor is connected. Rendering can still happen on the iGPU (Intel UHD Graphics) - but the dGPU will always be "awake" to deliver the pixels to the screen.
3. The choice of running apps on iGPU vs. dGPU has to be done in Windows Graphics settings now.
Microsoft is taking over the NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) control from NVIDIA. On latest Windows builds and NVIDIA drivers, the NVIDIA driver now shoes a very small warning notification:
Windows OS now manages selection of the graphics processor. Open Windows graphics settings
If you notice that certain apps wake up the dGPU, please see if you can assign them to the internal graphics in this new Windows setting dialogue. Please note that the aforementioned benchmark and system monitoring apps apps will override/ignore this setting anyway. But it should work fine for most if not all productivity apps and games.
4. Every app is running on dGPU as soon as external monitor is connected? No.
NVIDIA’s Control Center has a hidden function called “NVIDIA GPU Activity” which supposedly shows which app is being rendered on the dGPU. You can find it by enabling "Display GPU Activity Monitor Icon in Notification Area".
Unfortunately, this function is not accurate when using an external monitor. As soon as you have an external monitor connected, the notification window shows every newly launched app as if it’s being rendered on the dGPU, even though it is not. This has been confirmed by our NVIDIA contacts to be a general issue that affects all laptops with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) of every brand.
It does not look as if NVIDIA has any plans to resolve this issue. Therefor, the “NVIDIA GPU Activity” will continue to show inaccurate information and should rather not be used at all.
5. dGPU does not go back to sleep after disconnecting external screen while browser is open
If you launch your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) while you are connected to an external screen, the browser’s hardware acceleration will use the dGPU. This happens despite the fact that you are forcing that app to run on Integrated Graphics. If the browser keeps running after you connect the external screen, it will keep the dGPU awake.
Even sending the laptop to Standby and waking it up again won’t change that fact. The dGPU will only go back to sleep after you close the specific app that triggered this behaviour.
This seems to affect every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) – not only XMG laptops.
We have filed a report with NVIDIA and we are awaiting their feedback.
Here is a short list of apps that are affected and not affected by this issue:
Affected Not affected (Control Group)
Google Chrome Microsoft Word
Mozilla Firefox notepad.exe
Microsoft Edge
This might also affect other apps if they are secretly using the dGPU for Hardware Acceleration. But so far, the 3 major browsers are the only apps we have confirmed to trigger this behaviour.
According to what we heard, NVIDIA does not seem to have any plans to fix this issue on a fundamental basis.
Workaround #1: Restart your Browser
Close your browser and launch it again after disconnecting from the external screen.
Workaround #2: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Browser
You can find this in the Settings menu of your Browser.
Workaround #3: Disable and re-enable the dGPU instead of closing your Webbrowser
Download here: dGpuCycle Script.zip
Written by Notebookcheck user ‘Stepon’ (source). You can open the script with Notepad to read the source code.
After disconnecting the external screen, run this Batch Script with Admin privileges. The script will disable and re-enable the dGPU in Device Manager. During that moment, your browser will drop the Hardware Acceleration from dGPU and go back to iGPU. Chrome will flicker for a fraction of a second. If you play any videos on your browser while running the script, you might have to restart playback by jumping to a different point in the video timeline.
With some programming skills can be further automated to always run in the background.
6. Same as above, but for most if not all apps that use a browser engine underneath.
The browser hardware acceleration issue applies to apps that are using a browser engine to create their GUI. If you launch such an app while you're connected to an external monitor, they will use the dGPU for hardware acceleration and won't let go of it until you either close the app or manually disable the dGPU. The most popular such apps are:
The most widespread framework for such apps is Electron, but it's not limited to that. For example, Spotify uses a different implementation, based on Chromium browser engine.
We are not aware of any way to disable hardware acceleration on these apps. Disabling hardware acceleration in your browser won't affect those apps. The only workarounds are:
As with other root causes in this section, this seems to apply to every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus. We have asked NVIDIA to comment in April 2020.
7. Outdated Killer Wi-Fi driver increasing power consumption.
We had a report where an outdated Killer Wi-Fi suite caused high background CPU load. If you are using a Rivet Networks Killer Wi-Fi module, please download and install the latest drivers here.
8. Missing NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers keep the dGPU awake?
We have a report from a user who made a custom install of NVIDIA drivers and unselected the NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers because he thought we won't need them. In this case, not having those drivers will cause the main driver to not shutdown the dGPU when searching for those two drivers. We were not able to reproduce it but we'll leave it in this guide for future reference. Solution: reinstall NVIDIA drivers and include every driver, even the optional ones.
9. Outdated Windows and firmware?
If you haven’t already, make sure you are running the latest Windows updates and the latest BIOS. Some major Windows milestones (also called “Redstone” updated) need to be triggered manually by opening Windows Updates, then “Checking for updates”. Under “Optional updates”, there might be a “Feature update” which you can initiate with “Download and install now” (screenshot).
10. Third party PCIe/NVMe SSD preventing CPU from sleeping?
We had recently a few reports on budget SSDs from smaller brands preventing the CPU from reaching C8 sleep states, severely cutting battery life. If you upgrades your SSD yourself with a model that is not listed in our online shop, please consider to swap it out, re-install Windows from scratch and try again. If you found your SSD to be the culprit, please share the product name with us.
11. Corsair iCue Software causes +10W power consumption?
We have seen this report from multiple users. This one was the first:
I spent a week trying to figure out why the processor on my Fusion 15 was consuming so much power when idle (around 10W!). My battery life was absolutely abysmal at about 2.5 hours on a full charge. I thought I had ruled out the iCue software because I closed the app completely, but it turns out only a complete uninstall will allow everything to return to normal so it must have been the mouse driver itself rather than the iCue software.
Source
We haven't checked it ourselves but any kind of hardware-related 3rd party software could potentially cause power saving issues on any system.
12. Epic Games Launcher running on dGPU
First reported here]. Solution is in the top reply to that thread.
13. Paint 3D causes the dGPU to stay 'ON' by running in the Background, even after Reboot
This seems to be a real issue based on a bug from Microsoft. Check this thread for details.
14. Other reason? Cannot reach CPU Package C8 Residency? Please take part in our survey
Please read this post for an introduction into CPU Package C8 Residency states. The post includes a link to a survey to collect analytical data from users who just can't get their power consumption down despite already having implemented all prior suggestions.
15. Dig deeper? Check out this amazing in-depth guide about Windows power saving optimization and C-States.
Written by user Che0063 on Notebookreview in 2018 and constantly updated into 2020, this guide is a deep dive into all things C-States.
You can find a PDF copy (pulled on 2020/05/26) of this guide here.

Random short spikes in lag and stutter

Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes.
Taken from this post:
Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes. See this picture of task manager cumulative CPU time. Funny you already mentioned that it stopped working, as I experienced the same thing.
Solution (TL;DR):
Uninstall Intel DSA for now. You can do this via the windows Apps and Programs, or if it fails for any reason, download the official Uninstaller from the intel website.
[...]

My laptop randomly wakes up from Standby.

1. Firmware solution for Wake-up 3 hours after entering Sleep/Standby. (XMG FUSION 15 only)
There was an issue with the NVIDIA USB-C driver which caused the laptop to wake up exactly 3 hours after entering Standby. The laptop was trying to transition into Hibernate (Suspend to Disk) but failed to do so. This issue is resolved in BIOS 0062 and beyond.
2. Disable Wake timers (applies to any PC and Laptop)
Depending on your Windows configuration, there might be certain task schedules (including Windows Updates) which prompt the laptop to wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate. To check on these issues, please read this article. The most common solution is to disable the “Allow wake timers” option for both “plugged in” and “on-battery”. Please note: this setting depends on each power profile and your laptop has three of them: Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast. Please switch to each of these profiles and modify “Allow wake timer” in the Advanced settings in Windows power options for each one of these.
3. Check the Wake-up cause
There is a simple command that will tell you the reason why your laptop woke up for the last time. Usually this is something like "Power Button" or "Lid Opening", but in your case it might point to a different driver or Windows component. Find "Command Prompt" in Start Menu and type:
powercfg -lastwake 
This command does not need Admin right. Please copy it by marking the output text and pressing Enter. The marked text from the Command Prompt windows is now in your clipboard and can be pasted into a text file or message box. Alternatively you can take a picture and report back to us.

My laptop needs a long time to boot up.

Cold Boot and Wake-up from Hibernate should not take much more than 12 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the login screen wallpaper. If your laptop takes much longer, please consider the following options.
1. Enable “Fast Boot”.
Enabling “Fast Boot” in BIOS is a requirement to use Microsoft’s “Hybrid Boot” technology which saves a lot of time on Cold Boot. Before shipping, we always enable “Fast Boot” in all XMG laptops – but it might get disabled by user operation. On some models, it might also get disabled during BIOS Reset. To make sure, you have “Fast Boot” enabled, follow these steps:
(the location of the "Fast Boot" option might be slightly, depending on your model)
2. Flash firmware again
You can clearly seperate the boot process between BIOS time and Windows time. Everything that happens before you see the XMG boot logo is BIOS time. On XMG FUSION 15, it usually takes about 7 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the XMG boot logo for the first time. If this time period is much, much longer in your case, the root cause might be in hardware or firmware.
One potential solution was found in this post. This user already had a system with Thunderbolt Firmware NVM v56. But based on a hunch, he just tried to update the same firmware again and it instantly fixed his long BIOS time.
It makes kind of sense. VBIOS, Thunderbolt... those are large, complex and kind of external components that are initialized in the very early steps of the the BIOS. If anything is stalling there, you won't see the boot logo because the BIOS hasn't even attempted yet to start talking to the SSD.
Rule of thumb: if you have long BIOS time before you see the XMG logo, please consider to flash the BIOS and the Thunderbolt Firmware again.
Now, let's look at various Windows-based causes:
3. Clean up TEMP folders
Taken from this post.
Found out, during each boot Windows (namely it's ProfSvc service) takes everything you have in users/yourprofile folder and writes over those files. I suspect it's changing some meta data in the files. Probably edditing read/write premissions. But it goes one by one. And logon process waits for it to finish. As long as your computer is relatively clean, this operation takes a second or two. But when Visual Studio update "forgets" 160 000 files in your AppData/Temp folder, it results in 35 secs of profile loading during boot. All I needed was to empty the Temp folder and the bootups are back in normal!
You can either clean the Temp folders manually or use a software like CCleaner. Please beware, we would only recommend CCleaner to clean temp files, but don't clean the Windows Registry. It's usually safe to do but it can sometimes lead to false positive situations and side-effects.
4. Riot Games 'Vanguard' might block one of our drivers
If you have game titles from Riot Games installed, the software 'Vanguard' might be blocking the 'inpoutx64.sys' driver on some of our systems. This driver is related to the Control Center. We have heard of one single case where the presence of Vanguard lead to a significantly increased boot-time. In other cases however, it had no effect despite getting the 'Vanguard has blocked' message in Windows.
We will share this information with our ODM to see if our signed inpoutx64.sys/dll can be whitelisted. Meanwhile, please consider disabling or uninstalling Vanguard to see if it improves your boot time.
5. Consider a clean reinstall
It might be inconvenient, but if you have any boot times that are wildly longer than above reference data, please consider a clean Windows installation. 'Clean' means deleting the system partitions on your SSD in the first step of the installation procedure. Before you do this, you should backup all important data on external storage.
6. Other causes.
If your system still takes a long time to even display the XMG boot logo or to boot into the Login prompt, there might be another issue at hand. Please make sure to update your BIOS, load setup defaults, enable “Fast Boot” again and make sure that your Windows and drivers are up to date. Please also consider to follow the generic advice in this article.
There is currently no other known systematic issue that prevents our laptops from doing a fast boot or fast wake-up. If you cannot resolve the issue on your machine, please consider to backup your data and do a clean Windows re-install.
7. Discussion
For XMG FUSION 15 we have opened a dedicated tread about expected boot times after a clean install. Please move all relevant discussion to this thread:
Thank you!

My microphone does not sound right

(I might be using Discord)
First, please make sure you increased the microphone gain to 100% and added the +20dB boost.
Now, some apps including Discord put additional processing on the microphone, including echo and noise cancellation. This can have a negative effect on microphone audio quality. Please see if you can disable all such options from your chat application and from the Realtek Control Panel.

I have random Bluescreens

Bluescreens can have a number of reasons. Sometimes, the error message or driver reference can already point at a root cause. If there are too many possible root causes, here are some generic tips.
How to use MemTest86 to test my RAM
Follow these steps:
PRO TIP: If you have MemTest86 errors, you can try to open your laptop and test both memory modules individually. Remove one module and run the test again. If the errors only show on one of the modules, try the same module again in the other (empty) RAM slot. If the module shown errors when run individually in both of the RAM slots, it might be indeed faulty.
If the RAM modules are actually not faulty, it can sometimes also help to just remove and replace (reseat) them. Sometimes, if they are not properly connected, they might also prompt random errors including iGPU graphics artifacts.

+++ Troubleshooting XMG FUSION 15 (2019) +++

The following items apply only to XMG FUSION 15. Please check first if your issue is covered under the general section above. The latest BIOS and Control Center update can be found in this thread.

My speaker sound is underwhelming / I cannot get Soundblaster Connect running.

Sound Blaster Connect is an important app to improve the experience of the audio system. It can increase volume (SmartVol) and Bass of the speakers.
1. Reinstall Audio drivers in the proper sequence
Normally, when all pre-requisites are met, Soundblaster Connect should install automatically from Windows. You can then find it with a simple search for “Sound Blaster” in the Windows Start menu. If Sound Blaster Connect is no where to be found or if it only shows an empty screen, please follow the sequence precisely:
If you are connected to the Internet, the system will now automatically install "Sound Blaster Connect" from Microsoft Store. This might take a few minutes or more. When in doubt, reboot once more after the Soundblaster-Creative_Audio_Effects.

My touchpad sometimes does not react.

This is a very rare issue that we have encountered a few times. For some users we have fixed it by replacing the laptop. The root cause is not entirely clear yet but there have been a few successful workarounds.
Solution #1: Set Touchpad to “Most Sensitive”
Find the “Touchpad” settings in Windows Start menu and change the sensitivity setting to “Most Sensitive”. Please report via PM with your order number if this fixes the issue for you.
Solution #2: Reinstall BIOS and Control Center
We have reports from users who got rid of any Touchpad issues by reinstalling the BIOS and Control Center. Please get the appropriate downloads from our Download Portal.

My CPU shows high activity in idle while having devices connected to USB-C port.

We are currently tracking an issue where users have reported >10% CPU usage in Idle while having certain devices connected to the USB-C port.
Current Workaround: Disable Automatic Sleep on Thunderbolt controller
Device Manager > System devices > Thunderbolt Controller > Power Management > Disable "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

I’m unable to turn off my keyboard backlight during boot.

Normally, if you disable the keyboard backlight in Control Center using the slider switch, it should also be disabled during Reboot, Cold Boot etc. We had one report of a rare issue where this settings was not applied to firmware anymore. If you encounter this issue, please click the “Restore” button in Control Center to reset all you Keyboard Backlight settings. Then, try again to disable the Keyboard Backlight and reboot.

My keyboard backlight is not turning on anymore.

We had a few reports of keyboard backlight not being able to turn on anymore. If you encounter this issue, please reset your BIOS settings.

I cannot access my BIOS Setup (F2) anymore.

This is another very rare issue that was only reported once so far. If you cannot access your BIOS Setup, you cannot do a BIOS Reset anymore.
Solution: Remove CMOS Jumper from Mainboard and Reboot
The mainboard of XMG FUSION 15 has a jumper to control the BIOS Reset. In order to reach this jumper, you will need to remove the bottom case of the laptop. This is as easy as removing the 10 screws on the bottom side and then simply lifting the bottom cover away from the laptop.
The jumper is located next to the WiFi module
If the jumper is removed, the laptop will show a special menu after on boot which will allow you to reset the BIOS Settings to Default.
After having done this Reset, please place the jumper again it it's original position, connecting pins "1" and "2" as seen in the "Top View" picture linked above.
Now, please see if you can now get back into BIOS Setup with the F2 key during boot.

My external USB mouse sometimes stops moving.

We have some reports from USB gaming mouse with ≥1000Hz polling rate that sometimes stop working when used together with USB hubs, both on USB-A and USB-C (Thunderbolt).
Please install the latest official drivers from your mouse vendor and see if you can reduce the polling rate to 500Hz to see if it makes any difference.

My system consumes about 1~2% battery in Standby/Sleep mode

This is normal and also affects both XMG FUSION and XMG NEO series with opto-mechanical keyboard. Reason: the keyboard consumes slightly over 1W even in standby, because it is still firing up the Infrared barriers for every individual switch. This is to make sure that the keyboard can wake the system from standby. This translates to a power consumption (witch charger, measured at wall socket) of up to 1.8W in Standby if the battery is already fully charged. Due to a hardware design constraint, the power of the keyboard switches cannot be turned off, unless the system is sent to Hibernate (S4) or Shutdown (S5).
Workaround: use Hibernate. By default, Standby automatically transitions into Hibernate after 180 minutes. You can shorten this timespan in the Advanced Power Options in Windows (Screenshot). You have to do this for each of the Performance Profiles that you use (Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast). Before that, you have to enable Hibernate in this menu.

I would like to improve my DPC Latencies.

For guaranteed low DPC latencies, please check out our SCHENKER Audio Editions. For all other models, we're going to collect a number of tips here over time.

I have issues with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 adapters on XMG FUSION 15

XMG FUSION 15 (2019, XFU15L19) had a bit of a shaky history with some USB-C adapters and Thunderbolt Docking Stations. It seems like the most serious issues have been ironed out with BIOS 0064 and Thunderbolt Firmware-Update NVM v56. If you plan to use USB-C port and you purchased your laptop before May 2020, please make sure to update your firmware as explained in this thread:
If you are still not sure which USB-C peripherals to buy, please check out our list of validated products in this thread:
Thank you!


That's all, folks.

For more FAQ on XMG, SCHENKER and Bestware, please check our FAQ Page: https://bestware.com/faqs/
If we find more commonly asked questions (especially ones that are specific to popular models), we will add them to this guide.
If you have any questions or issues that are not covered in this guide, please reply in the comments below!
// Tom
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2020.09.18 07:18 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: kmesserl[email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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2020.09.18 06:58 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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2020.09.18 06:42 IUActivities Activities at IU Sep18-27

It is harder than normal to socialize and meet new people, so here is a list of activities for this week. This e-mailed list is mostly comprised of club events, but there are also some IU calendars to check out: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/events https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/ You can find the Google Doc of this week here: Link At the end of this message is a list of Club Chats: GroupMe, Slack, or Discord.

Week of Sept 18th-27th Activities:

Times are Eastern/Bloomington/New York

Friday, September 18th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

Voting in Groups, Thinking Like Ideologues: The Paradox of Partisan Conflict in the United States

Cost: Free Host Organization: Center on American Politics Time: 12:30-2pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99946112490 Event Description: Using an original survey experiment, Schmidt confirms that partisan identifiers find it easier to associate their opponents with stereotypical policies rather than stereotypical groups. Moreover, ideology offers citizens uniquely high-quality information about parties.

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and for science

Cost: Free Host Organization: Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering CS Colloquium Series Contact: Roni Khardon ([email protected]) Time: 3pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/684108959 Event Description: How can computer vision contribute to and benefit from this embodied perspective on the world? In this talk, I’ll argue for why computer vision on egocentric images and videos is uniquely challenging and interesting, and I’ll present some of my lab’s recent work in this area, focusing on two specific lines of work.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

Inside Outdoors

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Outdoor Adventures Contact: [email protected] Time: 5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/95115205986?pwd=ZVJFWDZ0dDNWRnBVTi9Xc2VWVjJWUT09 Description of Org: UOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in programs that foster a love of the outdoors. Offering academic courses for credit, gear rentals, adventure trips, workshops, and more, they're sure to have your next adventure in mind. Event Description: Inside Outdoors is a virtual sub-division of our IU Outdoors series, where Outdoor Adventures hosts a space for students, faculty, and staff to join in and talk about outdoor opportunities on and off IU’s campus.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Rosh Hashanah Services

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Hillel (Hillel Outreach and Special Events) Contact: Sue Silberberg, [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: In -Person AND Online In-Person: Hillel, 730 E 3rd St - In-person: registration required at https://calendly.com/iuhillel/high-holiday?month=2020-09 Virtual: registration required at https://calendly.com/mason-iu/virtual-rosh-hashana-services-programs?month=2020-09 Description of Org: Hillel is the Jewish “home away from home” at IU. Join your Hoosier Hillel family for great ways to meet other students and for learning and/or leadership opportunities. Go to iuhillel.org for more information. Event Description: Shana Tova from your Hoosier Hillel Family! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah begins Friday evening September 18 and continues through September 20. Conservative/Traditional Egalitarian Service, Reform/Musical Service, Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour, Torah/Learn about the binding of Isaac, Shofar Blowing and Tashlich. (see full schedule at https://iuhillel.org/high-holiday-2020-schedule)

Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-10:45pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: This Friday night tune into Mean Girls which has become a “cult classic” written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan.

eSports Nite: Fortnite

Cost: FREE Host Organization: IU Late Nite Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-1am Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6183906 Description of Org: a campus-wide initiative that offers free activities and events after 9pm, Thursday through Saturday. Event Description: Join our virtual event that combines fun and competition hosted by a professional video game announcer! Think you've got what it takes to compete? Make sure you register in advance on beINvolved! Or, if you prefer to watch rather than play, tune in to our live twitch stream and cheer on your fellow Hoosiers! Here is the link to the registration page for this specific tournament. https://tournaments.bravous.com/tournaments/119313f2798a2f6ff5fedc3104044bca/register

Saturday, September 19th

Self-Care Saturday: Paper Weaving [Virtual]

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 10:30-11am Location: Online Register to receive an email with the Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/webinaregisteWN_JjOfGteOQpCROJj2YH7lhQ Event Description: Unwind with artmaking. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Urist Green’s The Art Assignment, guests will learn how to make their own paper weaving using simple materials they have at home. Grab some paper, something to cut with (scissors, xacto knife, etc.), and a touch of creativity. This activity is great to do on your own or with friends or family!

Volunteer Service Saturday

Cost: $0 Host Organization: African Women's Leadership Organization (AWLO) Contact: [email protected] Time: 10AM-12PM Location: In Person Salvation Army, 115 N Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404 Description of Org: African Women's Leadership Organization intends to to motivate and empower Afrocentric women while supporting women within the African continent. Event Description: AWLO will be volunteering at the Salvation Army for our very first Service Saturday! We will be working on sizing, kid's department, photos, fixing bookshelves, and more! Closed toe shoes will be required, hope to see you there!

Classical Connections Zoom Concert Series

Cost: free Host Organization: Classical Connections Contact: [email protected] Time: 1pm EST Location: online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91768188053 Meeting ID: 917 6818 8053 Description of Org: Classical Connections works with students from the Jacobs School of Music to bring the joy of music to diverse areas of the greater Bloomington community through musical performance, educational engagement, and interpersonal development. Event Description: Virtual musical concert for the Bloomington community featuring Jacobs School of Music students. If you are interested in performing for future concerts please email [email protected].

Outdoor Movie : Creed

Cost: free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm-11:15pm Location: In-Person Prebys Amphitheatre 100 S. Valentine Road, Bloomington, Indiana Description of Org: Another weekend of outdoor movie screenings sponsored by The Indiana Memorial Union Board and in partnership with the Indiana Memorial Union. Event Description: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Sunday, September 20th

Indoor Movie: Mean Girls

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Board Films Contact: [email protected] Time: 2pm Location: In Person: IMU WHITTENBERGER RSVP Here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6447195_ga=2.113252932.2130990725.1600313240-1316309806.1600116586 Event Description: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina Georgia. Rated PG-13. Please note: An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot at the event, limited space available. Please arrive early. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start time of the movie. LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56nSRZms1DYhkJD

Monday, September 21st

Ultimate Frisbee Tabling Recruitment

Cost: $0 Host Organization: IU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Contact: [email protected] Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Showalter Fountain Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU will set up a recruitment table on campus to recruit new members at 1:00PM – 3:00PM on Monday, September 21st.

IU Asian Culture Center, Purdue University, and University of Illinois present “Minor Feelings” Book Discussion Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12:30-1:30pm Location: Online E-mail for link Event Description: Join us as we read and discuss Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected] to receive a webinar link. IU students, faculty, and staff can access the e-book here

Jackbox Virtual Game Night

Cost: Free Host Organization: Student Athletic Board Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/7473056790?pwd=L3pYOVBOanF3eHJYNTRqeTVGU3kzZz09 Meeting ID: 747 305 6790 Password: Gamenight" Description of Org: SAB provides students the opportunity to be an active part of the planning, organizing, and successful completion of athletic events. Event Description: Jackbox games for people to play throughout the event.

Aikido Short-Staff Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

The Ethics of COVID-19

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Online URL: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93033580754 Meeting ID: 930 3358 0754 Event Description: Tune in to this timely talk from internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care doctors on the ethics of COVID!

Defining Democracy: The Responsibility of Civic Engagement

Cost: Free Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99178364501 Event Description: Part One of the IU Libraries’ Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Discs in Dunn Meadow

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Contact: [email protected] Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow Description of Org: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club at IU accepts new players from all skillsets. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is a non-profit Ultimate Frisbee team for women at Indiana University. Event Description: Women’s Ultimate will practice throwing discs in Dunn Meadow (while sanitizing their hands and/or wearing gloves). This is a recruitment event.

Quantitative Methods: Free help for graduate students doing research

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94825645900 Event Description: Offered by IU School of Education Inquiry Methodology Program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Need help with your research methods? Join Montserrat Medinaceli for Quantitative Methods, Tuesdays from 4 – 6pm

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Bloomington Birders Call-out Meeting!

Cost: Free Host Organization: Bloomington Birders Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/96965041062?pwd=djNuM2d5RkNndm03cFo0a3hKa05HQT09 Description of Org: Bloomington Birders is a club concerned with local birds in Bloomington. Some activities the club participates in are birding, habitat construction, and learning more about our local birds. Event Description: Join us for a call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd! We'll discuss our plans for the year and what we want the club to accomplish.

Take A Stand Talks: How does IU respond to violence against Trans students?

Cost: Free Host Organization: Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7:15pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/98073724516 Description of Org: TAS Talks is a platform that allows students to connect with community safety and response professionals and experts. This is a place where participants can ask questions and discuss topics that they can't anywhere else. Event Description: A virtual roundtable discussion about the concerns and campus response to gender-based violence against Trans students.

Workout with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-9pm 9-10pm is Social Hour Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Zoom workout led by Fencing Club, followed by social time.

Civic Action, Advocacy, and Policy Considerations for Music Educators

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Association for Music Education at IU Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 8-9pm Location: Online: Zoom < https://iu.zoom.us/j/91440392599?pwd=V1RuMXZaSTkzaU9tL0R2aXJFYW5rZz09 > < Meeting ID: 914 4039 2599 > < Password: nafme > Description of Org: NAfME at IU, is an organization through which students may attend sponsored events, find volunteer opportunities in local area schools, attend the state music education convention, assist IU in various projects throughout the year, and more as an advocate for musical learning. Event Description: Come learn about how you can register to vote, make a voting plan, and participate in the November 2020 general election! ​Additionally, we will explore ways in which to engage in music education advocacy and policy, including issues surrounding the profession, practice and equity.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Indiana Cybersecurity Regulation Virtual Event

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online Register here: https://events.uschamber.com/INCybersecurity. Event Description: Join ILR for a Virtual Event featuring Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding his office’s new cybersecurity safe harbor rulemaking initiative.

Aikido Sword Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Aikido Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30-7pm Location: In-Person In front of the Intramural Center (Woodlawn and 8th) Description of Org: A martial art club emphasizing the continuous connection between the persons practicing a technique by redirecting their energy and intent, rather than clashing with them head-on, thus resolving the conflict in a energy-efficient way. Event Description: Physically distanced weapon practice. Training weapons are available to borrow.

Inclusive Language 101

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 6-7pm Location: Online Please register online for the event using this link: bit.ly/IncLan101 Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: During this conversation we will define inclusive language, discuss why it matters, and practice using it. We’ll talk about ways you can actively create a more equitable and inclusive culture in your communities.

Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 7pm Location: Online For the Zoom link, RSVP to [email protected] no later than September 22, 2020. Event Description: This new documentary explores the legacy of the groundbreaking 1960s Rainbow Coalition of Chicago. THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION united poor Blacks, Whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America.

Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations

Cost: Free Host Organization: Jacobs School of Music Community Conversations Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Online Register in advance for this meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJIodemtrzkrGdRUfmCosRj3iFxaWqlp3lVq Event Description: A Conversation about Social Justice, Opera, and Race, with Lawrence Brownlee and Marietta Simpson.

NBA x DCI Series: Audition Preparation Panel

Cost: Free Host Organization: The National Band Association at Indiana University Contact: Ava Traum ([email protected]) Time: 7:30-8:30pm Location: Online: Zoom https://iu.zoom.us/j/91809918762?pwd=V2REbWp5WlV2N21aMVUxMmoxa003Zz09 < Meeting ID: 918 0991 8762 > < Password: nba > Description of Org: The National Band Association is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. NBA at IU promotes the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. Event Description: Come join NBA with special guests Amanda Petro, August Merback, Jesse Saldana, Bobby Burns, Annelise Wingard, and Claire Wilcox as we discuss the process of taking a DCI audition and how to prepare, so be sure to bring your questions!

Thursday, September 24th

Voting in the age of COVID-19 Annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology Student Alliance Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: Online Pre-Register to Join: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJ0vdeCgqT4qHNwCxtGuURyVjHJmZkFDKzKV Description of Org: The Center's Student Alliance is a student organization formed to empower and enable women of all skill levels and disciplines to pursue opportunities in technology through collaborative development and promotion of diverse, technology-related activities. Event Description: Board chair of Verified Voting Barbara Simons will discuss internet voting at this annual IU Women in Cybersecurity Talk.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5:30pm Location: Online https://www.facebook.com/events/957986774676278/ Event Description: A panel discussion exploring the newly published book Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by historian Ellen Carol Dubois.

Neurodevelopment Genetics

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/94047129089 Event Description: Come learn about the exciting field of Neurodevelopment Genetics with Dr. Christensen!

Outdoor Taekwondo Practice

Cost: Free Host Organization: Taekwondo Club at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5:30pm Location: In-Person Outdoors at the Arboretum (Near the intramural center) Description of Org: The I.U. Tae Kwon Do Club has been an active part of the Indiana University Martial Arts Program since 1969. In that time we have trained hundreds of black belts and taught the basics of Tae Kwon Do to thousands of I.U. students. Event Description: Outdoor martial arts practice

Re-imagining Relationships: imagining(imaging), reflecting, communicating (for Graduate Students)

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Online Please RSVP for Zoom details! https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/143340-re-imagining-relationships-imaginingimaging Event Description: This is an introductory HLS Global Studio workshop for graduate students using drawing and movement activities that engage different metaphors and conceptualizations about water and what it means to be human.

Teaching Vocal Jazz with Kat Sherman

Cost: Free Host Organization: American Choral Directors Association Contact: Madelyn Merrell, [email protected] Time: 7:00pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/91295947935 Description of Org: ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. Event Description: Come learn about techniques and tips for teaching vocal jazz to students with Kat Sherman! Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Discussion with Fencing Club

Cost: Free Host Organization: Fencing Club at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 8-10pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/99465430902 Description of Org: The Fencing Club at Indiana University is open to anyone in or connected to the IU community who is interested in modern sport fencing. Event Description: Discussion topic with Fencing Club.

Awkward Silence Comedy Show

Cost: Free Host Organization: Awkward Silence Comedy Contact: [email protected] Time: 9pm Location: In-person, campus location TBA Description of Org: Awkward Silence Comedy is a student-run long-form improv comedy group that performs free weekly shows every Thursday on campus. Find us on Instagram/Twitter (@awkward_iub) or Facebook for weekly updates on show locations. Event Description: Come enjoy an hour of free improvised comedy! Masks and social distancing are required.

Lotus in the Meadow 2020

Cost: Free Host Organization: Indiana Memorial Union Contact: [email protected] Time: 9:30-10:30pm Location: In-Person Dunn Meadow Description of Org: IMU has served as the hub of the campus, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other and the campus as they eat, relax, study, play, or celebrate. Event Description: Kick-off the Lotus Festival with the Indiana Memorial Union! We'll be hosting a pre-recorded set of Nation Beat on our inflatable film screen. So grab a couple of close friends, a blanket or some lawn chairs, and prepare to dance the night away with your fellow Hoosiers in a safe, socially distanced way.

Friday, September 25th

Friday Crafternoon

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 12-1pm Location: In-Person Outside: 7th and Jordan Event Description: Stop to pick up or gather with others to do a craft activity. Each week, we’ll feature a different craft. Materials provided, limited quantity available.

How Politicians Use Twitter to Shape Voter Beliefs

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3:30pm Location: Online https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/138314-how-politicians-use-twitter-to-shape-voter-beliefs Event Description: Data scientist Derek Willis from ProPublica will discuss social media data analysis that demonstrates how politicians utilize Twitter to influence voters.

Spanish Study and Conversation tables

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Grupo Ñ Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online https://iu.zoom.us/j/93596410067 Description of Org: Grupo Ñ is a club for IU students interested in Spanish. The group focuses on creating and sharing events to broaden our understanding of Hispanic culture and to provide opportunities to practice speaking. Event Description: Come study and chat (in Spanish of course!). There will be upperclassmen who can help you review classwork that confuses you and prepare for the looming midterms, or you can just practice speaking in Spanish. We meet every Friday from 4-5pm through Zoom.

EEB Seminar Series

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 4-5pm Location: Online Zoom registration required to attend. Registration link provided here: https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/registetJcude6gqjMoH9J3ymmG6GdtIkClmgW0Afj_?_x_zm_rtaid=R2Llw1lPTaaR7X68y5P9pQ.1599564358842.f90ce0a77e2342b51744bd0d5dab2395&_x_zm_rhtaid=99 Event Description: In this seminar, I will discuss varied efforts at appreciating the role of the environment in shaping evolutionary and ecological dynamics, spanning problems in protein evolution, drug resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

IU Outdoors: Outdoor Strengthening

Cost: Free Host Organization: IU Outdoors Contact: [email protected] Time: 4:45-6pm Location: In-Person Meet at the Woodburn Clock Tower just southwest of Woodburn Hall. Please arrive for check-in between 4:30 and 4:45 PM. Event Description: This IU Outdoors event will be split into 2 groups of no more than 15 and will travel to different unique outdoor spots on campus. At each spot, the groups will focus on a series of beginner-level body weight strengthening exercises to get our blood pumping! The hour will finalize back at the Clock Tower at 6:00 PM.

Volunteering at Middle Way House

Cost: FREE Host Organization: Movement Exchange at IU Contact: Must register in order to participate. Email [email protected] for details on how to sign up. Time: 5p-6p Location: In-Person: Middle Way House Description of Org: We aim to use our love for dance as a way to connect with various communities. Event Description: Volunteer at Middle Way House on Fridays

Let's Move! Yoga & Dance W/ IU MoCo

Cost: Free Host Organization: Movement Cooperative at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 5-6pm Location: In-Person Woodburn Clock Description of Org: The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University (MoCo) aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which members are encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Event Description: 45-minute yoga flow, followed by a short improvised performance of dance and conversation with members of the Movement Cooperative. Bring your own mat and water, all levels welcome!

Union Board Film Screenings – Ratatouille

Cost: $0 Host Organization: Union Board Contact: (812) 855-4682 Time: 9:00 PM Location: Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn Description of Org: Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students and student ideas, the Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another. Event Description: Union Board will present three free outdoor film screenings of Disney's Ratatouille simultaneously at Dunn Meadow, Prebys Amphitheater, and HLS South Lawn.

Saturday, September 26th

Java with Java

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: 11-Noon Location: Online Register at: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/142913-java-with-java Event Description: Virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with CEWT’s Women Who Code Student Alliance Team while we code with Java – No experience necessary! This is a time where we can virtually interact with you and just hang out while coding. Grab a cup of coffee, a fully charged laptop, and an hour of your time to hang out with our team; we will use this time to breakdown the basics of the Java coding language and teach some new skills working within the environment. We hope you leave with some newfound knowledge and connections within CEWT!

The Iris Book Prize: Reading, Award Ceremony, and Discussion

Cost: Free Contact: [email protected] Time: Noon Location: Online Register: https://events.iu.edu/bloomington/event/135766-the-iris-book-prize-reading-award-ceremony-and Event Description: Join us for a reading by author David George Haskell and a discussion with guest speakers Kocku von Stuckrad and David Abram, moderated by Lisa Sideris.

Outdoor Spaces Performance Series – Meet at the Metz

Cost: Free Time: 12:00-12:45pm Location: Metz Carillon Event Description: A carillon concert sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, September 27th

Shoe Cutting Event

Cost: 0$ Host Organization: Sole Hope at Indiana University Contact: [email protected] Time: 11am - 2 pm Location: In-person / TBD Description of Org: Sole Hope is a non-profit organization based out of Uganda, and the goal of this club is to support this organization by gathering monetary donations and materials needed to make shoes for those in need. Event Description: We will be coming together and gathering all materials fundraised throughout the month to cut shoes for children in Uganda.

Access @ IU — Virtual Resource Fair

Cost: Free Host Organization: The Neurodiversity Coalition at IU Contact: [email protected] Time: 2-3pm Location: Online https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/event/6412932 Description of Org: We are a group of Indiana University students, staff, faculty and community members who support initiatives to make our campus (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. Event Description: Come join us via Zoom to learn not only about the Neurodiversity Coalition @ IU, but about many valuable campus and community resources to take advantage of as an IU student! Struggling with prioritizing homework? Feeling down due to the pandemic? Hoping to learn about ways to get help with tuition? Organizations and other entities in Bloomington will be present to chat with folks, provide information, and represent the excellence they bring to students. Stay tuned for an official Zoom link, as well as a complete list of participating community resources!

Additional Social Connections

Animal Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/58658194/4MQ9EWZe

Beekeeping Club at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/53531021/XtptFHYJ

Chess Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/54949198/APsSzhtv https://discord.gg/MS989wJ

Computer Science Club at Indiana University

Join us on Slack: https://csclubiu.slack.com/signup GroupMe: https://csclub.sice.indiana.edu/groupme

Corporate Strategy Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/61920167/3k7zVH0y

D&D Club

GroupMe! https://groupme.com/join_group/42711637/YvuemQ Discord! https://discord.gg/EAM9wzq

Drone Club

https://discord.com/invite/YXdH4cQ

[email protected]

https://gaming.indiana.edu/ https://discordapp.com/invite/iugaming

Global Soccer Supporters

https://groupme.com/join_group/61908401/q0f4VBna

Japanese Animation and Culture Club

https://discord.gg/4p5BaYu

Magic: the Gathering Club

https://discord.gg/K2GXGud

Passive Income Development Club

https://discord.gg/PUFdAgz

Politics Club

https://groupme.com/join_group/62121259/uhrIQz6q

Scholars Without Borders

https://groupme.com/join_group/62389887/2MLlj4sC

Students for Animal Behavior at IU

https://groupme.com/join_group/48616693/Et1QkqTW

Table Tennis Club at Indiana University

https://groupme.com/join_group/43617877/QtuJCY

Women in Accounting

https://groupme.com/join_group/47306889/EDV7Wj
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