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  1. My workplace has said employees must wear masks, but guests don't have to. Guess we have to protect guests, but they don't care if WE get it and die. My wife has a genetic lung condition, and technically I am immunocompromised, so that's fun. ._.
  2. Just this year: Got my Ph.D., started a new job at a zoo, person who hired me left and now the person over me is horrid. So I am already covertly looking for other opportunities. I really want to go back to teaching, but I don't want to teach at an R1 uni. I would like to teach at a community college, to be honest. I may have an in for that if I stay at this job a while, though, so I will probably stick it out. It sucks because I commute so far every day and have to be here every Saturday, too. I really just want to be able to go back to dog shows and trials on weekends once they open again. Which at this rate, who knows when that will even be.
  3. I can't even escape it at work. At a zoo, where you would THINK people would be a little more science-literate. My co-worker hates our governor for taking precautions and closing things down to be safe from COVID19. She won't wear a mask. My wife is a high-risk individual, and I am terrified of bringing it home to her. I am a literal PhD biologist, and I can't even be safe in my workplace from people deciding that science is politics because they don't like it. 😕
  4. Huge support. I work weekends, and long weekends tend to be extra busy for me. So being able to find the time to collect the eggs is incredibly difficult! Shorter intervals is great, but extending is even better because then there is bound to be a day those who work during the holidays have a day off!
  5. Awesome! Got offered my utmost "I will never even get a call from this application" dream job, amazing benefits.
  6. I have a ton I really like, but I hoard mimics. So I guess that would be my fave?
  7. Original Dragon Quest and Pokemon Shield are the two I keep switching back and forth between right now.
  8. My semester is finally over tomorrow late afternoon, then I can focus more on holiday stuffs.
  9. Don't forget that while precog (other than the bug-ish thing stated above) shows what it will be even if traded, influence doesn't always stick. People have influenced and still had it be the wrong one. I've had it happen to me, and I double checked to make sure it was influenced the way I wanted (went back and looked at my scroll log). So blacklisting anyone who ever had one go the wrong way after trading could just be a simple game mechanic, not at all anything the trader did on purpose. Precog SHOULD be much more stable, but it is also possible someone just wrote something wrong in the trade or thought they saw it precogged one way. It is not always malicious. I am sure sometimes it is someone just trying to cheat someone, but not always. So I would much prefer if that was a thing to either just leave it (with a warning in the Hub that messages are input by the trader and may or may not be accurate) or have it be forced in the coding to only allow an option if it HAS been precogged/influenced as X. The influence could still not have stuck, but at least then it is just game mechanics rather than someone being a jerk.
  10. How do I do this on mobile?? I can’t place more than one tower. A little check mark or “undo” looking set of buttons pop onto the screen, but I can’t press them.
  11. I wanted to be a vet, a zookeeper, a singer, an authour, and an astronaut. I became an entomologist.
  12. My dog was barking, so I had to go grab him and AFK autoattack a boss fight in Runescape. It is not a difficult boss, but it took a bit to catch the dog. I came back to death.
  13. Oh I love it! Holidays can be pretty busy for people, so people often miss out on getting all the eggs. Plus it would be really nice to have the full collection even if you started late.
  14. AAAAAAAH! Yes! I love this one! I am such a big fan of this movie! It is my favourite animated film ever. ❤️
  15. Yeah, I know he is fine. I use small jerks for corrections on the heel, but it was a seriously hard jerk of the leash, enough to physically yank him into the air a bit. He was REALLY confused and upset. He is fine now, of course, but I felt like total ****, and I was super angry that I was forced to do that to keep him safe.
  16. Today started out SO well. I had a fantastic ride (horse) and was feeling really on top of the world. Then my advisor took forever getting suggested edits to me on the application due today. Then I call the office to double check a formatting thing regarding the application and discover my second letter of recommendation writer had not sent in my letter yet and had just left for Spain. So I email him, and I figure I will take my dog for a while while I wait for a reply. I didn't even make it to the park (a few blocks away) when some self-absorbed jerk came flying out of a parking garage and very nearly hit my dog. If I had been a split second slower in yanking him HARD backward by the leash/collar, he would have probably been dead. And the guy looks down at my dog, then just speeds off. Didn't even have the decency to look upset about it, let alone apologise. My poor dog was so confused and frightened by suddenly being yanked by the leash (not something he is used to), and I have been in a fit all night about it. All the stress has given me a killer headache, and I have a quiz tomorrow morning. Ugh.
  17. Animals purposely abort their fetuses a lot more than people realise. In fact, MOST mammals have the capability and do abort fetuses. Only a few mammals (great apes, certain bats, elephant shrews) have "invasive placenta" in which the fetuses grow a placenta around them that attaches to the uterine wall so they can't be aborted easily. In other mammals, females will absorb/abort the fetuses any time that conditions are not right (whether they be lack of resources, poor health of the mother, or even social problems in social species). Many marsupials are super callus from a human perspective. They produce and give birth to several underdeveloped young, and only a few can possibly survive. The ones that don't get to a teat first fall off and just die. Animals also mate all the time when they do not want to have offspring. Nature is super brutal. CW: mention of forced animal mating, insects And regardless of whether the initial words were your own, you can't just say "don't talk about it" because you don't like the answers you were given. You chose to put those words there. You chose to continue talking about abortions quite vehemently throughout the thread. As such, people can address those poorly-informed opinions in this public forum.
  18. I love them! So happy! Enby rep! ❤️❤️❤️
  19. Ion uses they/them?! ❤️ Aaaaah....!
  20. Try pressing spacebar if you are on your computer. Not sure how to do it from mobile.
  21. It's go time! OMG is this event an otome?!
  22. How many trick or treat items are there? I think I have 49, which seems a bit low, but I have not seen any more pop up.