• Is Dead Space (original) a good game?

    I'm just finishing up Dead Space 2 and it may just have be the most enjoyable and satisfying game I have ever played. How does the original compare? Is it any more difficult than its sequel? Is it as scary/good/poignant?
    I'm just finishing up Dead Space 2 and it may just have be the most enjoyable and satisfying game I have ever played. How does the original compare? Is it any more difficult than its sequel? Is it as scary/good/poignant?
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 1 week ago
  • Word that means "extremely restless"?

    I'm trying to describe a frenzied man resisting arrest. He's behaving erratically, like an animal thrashing in its cage. He's feeling very claustrophobic and wants to be un-entrapped and unrestrained. I was going to use the word "cagey" until I learned that the definition of that word does not fit the situation at all. This is... show more
    I'm trying to describe a frenzied man resisting arrest. He's behaving erratically, like an animal thrashing in its cage. He's feeling very claustrophobic and wants to be un-entrapped and unrestrained. I was going to use the word "cagey" until I learned that the definition of that word does not fit the situation at all. This is for a fake newspaper BTW.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 weeks ago
  • Where should I go from here, relationship-wise?

    I'm 18. My only relationship ended a few months ago. He was nice, and I wish that I'd put more into it even though I wasn't attracted to him. Honestly, the worst thing he did was convince me that I was desirable enough to get someone I actually loved. We dated for only a month, and broke up without much pain for either of us. It made me... show more
    I'm 18. My only relationship ended a few months ago. He was nice, and I wish that I'd put more into it even though I wasn't attracted to him. Honestly, the worst thing he did was convince me that I was desirable enough to get someone I actually loved. We dated for only a month, and broke up without much pain for either of us. It made me realize that I haven't done anything romantic or sexual for any reason but to feel desired or mature (except for making out with my female friend, but I'm not a lesbian and only want to date men). I also haven't been kissed by a boy in years. I'm a pretty lousy, undesirable excuse for a heterosexual, honestly. I have some baggage on top of being generally undesirable as well: I was born without a womb and with underdeveloped sex organs, so anyone who did want me would have accept waiting weeks before beginning a physical relationship and accept that if we are ever to have children, they'll be made in vitro and put in a surrogate, which is very expensive. I've pretty well given up on ever having an enjoyable romantic relationship. I just need a roommate who will be willing to have and raise kids with me. I don't know how to get that any way but attracting a mate, but honestly I don't know if that's even possible for me. I'd welcome an alternative, any alternative. I just don't want to die alone or be forced into single motherhood (and I will take that over nothing). It just needs to be functional. How do I go about acquiring it?
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 4 weeks ago
  • What is it that makes people glamorize some mental illnesses?

    I'm interested in why people tend to glamorize psychopathy especially, but also depression, eating disorders, and self harm. No one would ever glamorized paranoid schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, or Down syndrome. What is the difference between a "glamorous" (though very much not in reality) mental illness and an... show more
    I'm interested in why people tend to glamorize psychopathy especially, but also depression, eating disorders, and self harm. No one would ever glamorized paranoid schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, or Down syndrome. What is the difference between a "glamorous" (though very much not in reality) mental illness and an "nonglamourous" one? The most obvious thing all these have in common is that they are seen as enhancing something good, such as charisma, sensitivity, or self-control. By contrast, the same can't be said about non-glamorous ones. These are traits associated with high humanity: cunning, perceiving, using; controlling, planning, setting goals, seeing and feeling deeply respectively. While in reality psychopaths live low, stunted lives most of the time, not to mention the crippling effects of depression and eating disorders, it can be seen how some naive people perceive these people as hyper-human in a way. There is no mistaking, however, that paranoid schizophrenia is a detriment to achieving human destiny, however one defines it. Is that the difference? Since the beginning of time, or at least religion, people were seen as being caught between our animal and angelic (high human) nature.
    8 answers · Mental Health · 1 month ago
  • How to stop being a bigot?

    I am bigoted against people on the autistic spectrum. Consider this my first step admission. Everything I say after this will be terribly offensive. I want to change it, but it is nonetheless my current beliefs and feelings. Consider that a trigger warning. My experiences with autistic people tell me that they make every experience they're in... show more
    I am bigoted against people on the autistic spectrum. Consider this my first step admission. Everything I say after this will be terribly offensive. I want to change it, but it is nonetheless my current beliefs and feelings. Consider that a trigger warning. My experiences with autistic people tell me that they make every experience they're in worse. Many are very neurotic. Many see people as a means to an end- like machines they have to provide the proper stimuli to receive a desired result. I've never had an experience with an autistic person who wasn't miserable with their condition. I've had two scary experiences with autistic people, but I don't judge them all by that, of course. I missed an Aspergers diagnosis by a hair at the age of nine, and once I learned about that, I developed a fear of having autistic children. It is my deepest fear. I only have one chance at a family, and I always see autism as being capable of ruining it. It would feel as though I was handed a useless burden that would take my years until I become too old for a real family- one that would accept touch, would speak to me, and would grow up properly. I know that most cases of autism aren't actually that severe- it's an irrational fear. I'm most scared of having to make it look like I'm thankful to have an autistic child, because my real thoughts make me a monster. I won't defend myself, my thoughts are evil and until I get over this I shouldn't have kids. How do I stop being hateful and afraid?
    4 answers · Mental Health · 2 months ago
  • Can I still bring my friend to fat acceptance meetings even though she lost weight?

    My friend recently ended up in the hospital (long story) and lost enough weight to be an "overweight" BMI (it went from 30 to 27). She was already the smallest one at the meetings and I don't think everyone was alright with her. But that's just a few people (powerful ones though) and she likes the place for socialization. She's... show more
    My friend recently ended up in the hospital (long story) and lost enough weight to be an "overweight" BMI (it went from 30 to 27). She was already the smallest one at the meetings and I don't think everyone was alright with her. But that's just a few people (powerful ones though) and she likes the place for socialization. She's worried that she won't be as welcome there anymore. She was maintaining before and is against doing anything to change her weight so she might take months to regain it all. I'm wondering if I should bring her and defend her or if I should encourage her not to go.
    5 answers · Diet & Fitness · 2 months ago
  • Up to what age is it appropriate to be disgusted by sex?

    I am 18, and I still have a negative visceral reaction to straight sex, even though I know it would feel good. Why could that be?
    I am 18, and I still have a negative visceral reaction to straight sex, even though I know it would feel good. Why could that be?
    12 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 2 months ago
  • Why do people like Invader Zim?

    I was into it in my mid-teens and felt compelled to return to it recently. I was expecting it to be awful- ugly, cruel, childish, faux-edgy, and poorly written with flat, obnoxious characters. I can't say I was wrong, but there's also a unique, irrational excitment to it that I felt just as strongly now as then. I thought that only an... show more
    I was into it in my mid-teens and felt compelled to return to it recently. I was expecting it to be awful- ugly, cruel, childish, faux-edgy, and poorly written with flat, obnoxious characters. I can't say I was wrong, but there's also a unique, irrational excitment to it that I felt just as strongly now as then. I thought that only an understimulated, edgy-wannabe teenager could love it, and that was pretty much its entire fandom, but now I must ask what makes this ugly wreck of a thing so palatable.
    1 answer · Other - Television · 2 months ago
  • How to summon a lemon?

    8 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 months ago
  • Help. I am homosexual and want to be reformed. Where do I begin?

    I'd like to start out by saying that I am not religious and don't plan on becoming religious. My motivation for choosing heterosexuality is because I want the best for my future children. I've always wanted children, and I know that they need a father figure. I can't imagine being raised by two moms, let alone if I'd been a boy!... show more
    I'd like to start out by saying that I am not religious and don't plan on becoming religious. My motivation for choosing heterosexuality is because I want the best for my future children. I've always wanted children, and I know that they need a father figure. I can't imagine being raised by two moms, let alone if I'd been a boy! I have nothing against homosexuality in general, though. Just not for me. How do I change?
    9 answers · Mental Health · 2 months ago
  • Am I gay, or just brainwashed by sex ed?

    I thought I was straight (but with more girl crushes than is probably normal) up until last year, and that I was bisexual up until now, but I'm not so sure anymore. I've always been disgusted by the idea of having straight sex. It's normal for a child to be, though, and I thought it would be different once I actually experienced it.... show more
    I thought I was straight (but with more girl crushes than is probably normal) up until last year, and that I was bisexual up until now, but I'm not so sure anymore. I've always been disgusted by the idea of having straight sex. It's normal for a child to be, though, and I thought it would be different once I actually experienced it. Well, it wasn't. I think I like guys, but I don't like their parts and I really find semen disgusting- like, I would literally find the idea of having someone else's blood in my body less disgusting. It's no fault of my boyfriend's, but I felt contaminated after I tried sex. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that I was taught in sex ed that it has a higher concentration of infectious organisms than any other bodily fluid, among other things told to us to make straight sex seem as gross and unpleasant as possible which I know are probably lies. I'm not at all disgusted by the thought of sex with a woman. Though, that could just be because I was never conditioned to be. I do like the way women look, maybe more so than men. I'm 18 if that affects anything.
    4 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 3 months ago
  • Which film should I choose for a Netflix and Chill situation?

    Okay, so I'm a physically attractive but socially compromised guy who's only ever had Tinder sex, never a had girl over. Today I was feeling bold and actually have one coming to my place to watch a movie this Friday. I'm not sure if this is a "first date situation" or a "Netflix and chill situation." To be safe,... show more
    Okay, so I'm a physically attractive but socially compromised guy who's only ever had Tinder sex, never a had girl over. Today I was feeling bold and actually have one coming to my place to watch a movie this Friday. I'm not sure if this is a "first date situation" or a "Netflix and chill situation." To be safe, I'm creating and protocols for both. I've picked up two films from the library for this scenario: Bambi and A Clockwork Orange. I could not tell if this girl is one who already enjoys sex or if she needs some coaxing out of her sexual shell. I remember how I was coaxed out of my sexual shell at fifteen when I first watched A Clockwork Orange with my family. I had seen so much more than before afterward, and in such graphic mechanical fashion that it felt as though I could lose my virginity the next day and it wouldn't change my life. It was demystified, as mundane as eating. If she is a virgin, that is the better choice, unless her stomach is weak to violence. If not, Bambi will put her in the mood, as it is all about the beauty of nature and all we can experience and provide each other. A "Netflix and Chill" situation is the less scary of the two, and I really just need to know four things: 1) how do I tell if this is, in fact, a "Netflix and chill" situation? 2) how do I tell if she is virginal? 3) what do I say and when to initiate sex? 4) what to do if she is sickened by the violence of A Clockwork Orange? Offering Bambi would seem condescending in this situation.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 3 months ago
  • How to fix my car?

    I recently got into a minor road incident. My car seems fine functionally, but it took some minor damages. Here they are, outside of a dent and a couple of scratches. 1) one side of the front part seems to have disconnected from the door part. It's not falling off or anything, but there's a pretty big gap between them. I can push it back... show more
    I recently got into a minor road incident. My car seems fine functionally, but it took some minor damages. Here they are, outside of a dent and a couple of scratches. 1) one side of the front part seems to have disconnected from the door part. It's not falling off or anything, but there's a pretty big gap between them. I can push it back into place, (see below)but it still has a small gap. I see that it's not perfectly lined up when I do that, and wonder if I just have to line it up better, but I sure don't want to risk it without a second opinion. 2) the paint-coloured outside part of the mirror fell off. Again, I can see where it could be pushed into place and wonder if I could just line it up and shove it on, but don't want to risk further damage. I'd like to fix as much as possible before I going to a garage, as I'm looking to save money. Is any of that fixable?
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 months ago
  • Why do I have such violent dreams?

    I'm not a sadist, a psychopath, or a particularly angry/violent person, but I've had a lot of dreams about killing people. Why could that be?
    I'm not a sadist, a psychopath, or a particularly angry/violent person, but I've had a lot of dreams about killing people. Why could that be?
    2 answers · Dream Interpretation · 5 months ago
  • Is it homosexual or heterosexual if two intersex people marry?

    People can marry whoever, I'm just curious.
    People can marry whoever, I'm just curious.
    9 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 5 months ago
  • What does the IB Math IA count for?

    If I fail it, could I still get my diploma?
    If I fail it, could I still get my diploma?
    1 answer · Standards & Testing · 6 months ago