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2023.06.07 04:56 LaceyMJ Looking for a sims4 house builder
Never used Reddit before so I’m sorry if it’s in the wrong category Looking for a custom harem house. Everything I’m finding is not what I’m looking for. Unsure how detailed to get in this post but
Harem House (vampire master)
I love the Victorian/goth/vampire aesthetic
Top(2nd) floor Master bedroom w/ attached bath Two(2) bedrooms w/ attached baths (for favorites) Study - computer and a few bookshelves (master plays instruments so if you wanna make it big enough to fit some of them, cool) Coffin room
Main floor Kitchen Dining area Entertainment area (I don’t care for TVs, just a place for a stereo for them to dance would be nice) Main harem bedroom, all single beds Work out area (a separate yoga mat area would be cool) Two or three bathrooms
Outdoor Pool (doesn’t have to be huge) Garden (medium size is fine for money tree, plasma trees and garlic) I like the idea of a Spa area, sauna and message tables but it isn’t needed
Can be 64x64 but I’m not a huge fan of overly cluttered spaces No CC, no mods, (sorry, I only play with the games and packs)
Again, I’ve never used or posted to Reddit before so if I’m doing this wrong, I apologize I’m more than willing to discuss further if anyone is interested Thanks
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2023.06.07 04:55 Mr_Vorland Tonight was hell
A month and a half ago I started as the head of a small resteraunt, and while I knew I was getting involved with owners who were inexpierenced, I knew for the most part what I was getting into.
My second day, they asked me to come up with a new menu, so for the last several weeks I've been coming in early to test out recepies and ask what people think of them to refine them.
I gave them the new menu a month ago to have it printed, and asked when I should be ready to roll it out, and they said, "when the new menu is printed"
Well, for the last 2 weeks, we've been using the old menu, and I've been asking if there was a day I should plan for the new menu, and all they said is "soon.'
Well, last Saturday they told me to order everything for the new menu, and I thought, "here we go, I'll bring in my crew on a day off, or early before we open to show off plating and builds, this'll go smoothly" and I asked them what day we're launching, and they said probably Friday.
Well, an hour before I was supposed to be in, 3 hours before service starts, I get a text that we're starting the new menu tonight.
I haven't done any prep. I don't have enough room for prep. With their himming and hawing about when we're starting the new menu, I haven't been able to prep because this is a very small kitchen, and I barely have room for my stock for one menu, let alone 3 (we started brunch for summer) I have no free cambros, I have no shelves to store anything, and to top it all off, I had ordered with the expectation that I still had a week of the old menu and now I'm just sitting on a half-week of stock that's no good to me that I have to find a use for.
I busted my ass all night on prep, trying to teach my line cooks the recepies and how to plate, slowly un-86ing things from the menu as they get done, all while the business manager is asking, "why didn't you have this done before now?"
But the real icing on the cake was 2 things.
1- They wanted chicken thighs, there's no place in town that has chicken thighs on the menu, and now I'm sitting on hundreds of dollars in stock of chicken thighs that they told me to order last week because they decided that chicken thighs were a bad idea.
2- we didn't start the new menu because we have new menus for FOH, they still haven't sent them in. They decided yesterday that they would just laminate some copy-paper menus for now so they can get some pictures during service for the new menus.
If they had told me this on Sunday, I could have handled it. Hell, if they had told me yesterday, I could've handled it, but no, 1 hour before my shift is all the warning I got. Thank God I came in 2 hours early to deep clean the friers or we would have been sunk, even if it was a slow night.
I like this place, and they're paying more than pretty much anywhere else around here that isn't fine dining, but the lack of communication and flighty decision making is either going to drive me away or into an early grave.
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2023.06.07 04:25 Lakers490 Removing a Load Bearing Wall Costs
Does anyone have recent idea of costs of removing a load bearing wall? Consents, engineer etc. Wall is 3m long between Kitchen and Dining Room
Also if I was to do it without a consent, there is no record of load bearing on the building files, is there any risk this would be discovered? I guess the supporting structures would still be visible in the ceiling space along with the new beam
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2023.06.07 04:02 Electronic-Mood-6587 AITA for leaving a pot in my roommate’s room?
Background info: I (20F) am a university student that lives with three other students (19F, 21M (my bf), 22M). About three weeks ago, the only people that were home were me and roommate Mike, as the other too were visiting home. I had just started my internship. All of this information seems random but is relevant.
When I got home from my second day of work, the burners on the stove had been left on. I was upset, as I have a cat running around that likes to jump on counters. I texted Mike to please make sure that he turns the burners off whenever he isn’t using them. I also noticed his pot sitting on the counter, occupied by noodles, sauce, burnt bits of food, and water. I didn’t think too much of it, as this is something he does often and it doesn’t particularly bother me.
Four days go by, and the pot is still there. At this point, I’m wondering why he hasn’t cleaned it, as he is usually timely when it comes to his dishes. I had the mind to text him and found out he was out of town. He asked me to do him a favor and wash out the pot. I would’ve, except when I looked inside, it was moldy and, because the lid was propped open by a spoon, I could smell the stench of it. Instead of cleaning it, I just leave it until I have an idea of what to do.
Fast forward one week: my boyfriend comes back from visiting home. I still haven’t done anything with the pot, and so as soon as he gets home, we go into our roommate’s room and put it on a shelf so that it is out of the kitchen and he can deal with it whenever he gets back from his trip. My boyfriend ends up texting our roommate, and finds out that he has no idea when he’ll be back, as there are some things he has to deal with back in his home state.
It has now been two weeks since my roommate has been gone. I decided to text him and let him know that the pot will be in his room, and he tells me to just throw away the pot.
Retrospectively, I definitely shouldn’t have gone in his room without asking, and feel like I’m an asshole for that. But, I’m also starting to feel bad, as I should’ve just cleaned it when he asked for the favor.
AITA for not cleaning the pot and letting it mold further in his room?
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2023.06.07 03:38 ROKA360 Installing Tile on Wall behind Dishwasher - Yes or No
Hey, so we have tile installed in our kitchen floor, renovation. What I'm wondering is if its a good idea to place tile behind the dishwasher for cleaning and safety purposes. I'm placing tile behind stove as well to make it easier to clean so it wont be an issue as dishwasher is next to stove and we can just continue tile behind the dishwasher. I've looked for a few now and haven't found anything about placing tile behind dishwasher. Any advice would be appreciated. Leaning towards adding tile behind dishwasher.
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2023.06.07 03:23 lutherwriteshorror My childhood dog showed back up to my house after 30 years [Part 2]
My mother thinks it’s a miracle.
Yesterday my childhood dog showed up at my house after having disappeared thirty years ago, and I’ve been trying to figure out what is happening and what it means.
To say I’m unsettled would be an understatement.
I’m not on the best terms with my mother. We never had the best relationship, but she’s been pushing boundaries really terribly ever since my son was born. She’ll show up out of the blue demanding to spend time with him, demanding “grandmother privileges” without giving us any heads up or letting us prepare ourselves for company, she’ll take things from the house without asking, she tried to bully us into letting her move in, that sort of thing. It doesn’t bug me terribly, maybe because I’m used to it, but my wife has been on the verge of blowing up and banning her from our house for months.
So when I called her up to tell her about this dog that I could swear was Shadow, I should have braced for the worst.
She practically broke down the door rushing over to our house in a matter of minutes.
I couldn’t think of any distinguishing characteristics other than his dichromatic eyes and the fact that I’d never seen a dog that looked quite like him, but my mother remembered that Shadow had a missing toe on his left front paw, and we were always curious as to what had happened.
Sure enough, this returned Shadow was missing the same toe.
On that note, my mother has never been the least bit religious, but I think Shadow turning up after all these years is triggering some sort of conversion.
"It must be a sign. God wants us to have another shot with him," she said.
"You're religious now?" I asked.
"This is proof of something, isn't it? Your childhood dog, your best friend has returned after thirty years to protect your son. That's incredible!"
For once, she and my wife finally agree on something: we’re keeping “Shadow.” I’m leery as all hell about it, and what scares me more than anything i just how comfortable he’s making everyone else around him. Last night my wife and mother were watching television and eating popcorn with Shadow curled up at their feet. I swear, I haven’t seen them more at peace together than in that moment, and even I have to admit it makes me feel bad that I’m trying to deprive them of that, but there is something unnatural about this whole ordeal. Something bad.
It's like nobody is listening to reason.
Those hairs on the back of your neck that stand up from some signal deep in the mammalian brain, that tell you something is very wrong — get out of this situation now — alarm bells are going off, it feels like I'm the only one who has them in this family.
Apparently he showed up at our door while I was at work yesterday and my wife brought him in to get him a snack and some water. She's a dog person, so seeing the majestic animal panting at our doorstep she naturally trusted him and let him in.
"You brought in a wild animal with our infant son in the house?" I asked, honestly flabbergasted.
"He's not some wild wolf or something. He's a dog and very obviously a good one at that. I could just tell."
I remembered back to childhood, that gruff voice that came from Shadow detailing each gory moment of the scene that would happen if he chose to rip out my sister's throat, the flesh torn open, the blood drenching the cartoon pillowcase, the splatter on her curtains as he shook her windpipe like a dead rat. I looked at him, and the way he looked at me was as if he knew.
"Every moment he's in this house I'm going to be afraid of what he'll do." I told her.
"He's a good dog. Your mom says you were inseparable from him when you were a kid. What's changed?"
"Why is nobody listening to me? He was possessive of me but I was always terrified of him. I don't want him in our house." I said.
"You're being so irrational about this," she said.
Irrational? I'm sorry, I'm not convinced a dog can be thirty-seven years old.
My brain's not some cabinet of horrors. I get that I have the reputation in my family as still being some sort of imaginative child even though all that stopped thirty years ago, but it feels to me that these red flags I'm seeing everywhere are pretty obvious.
Honestly the worst thing is that after never being civil to each other for six and a half years my wife and mother are abruptly best friends. My wife even invited my mother to come stay with us for a while.
My wife and I were in the kitchen after dinner when she brought the idea up. I had been drying a plate and it slip out of my hands and broke on the floor.
"An extra pair of hands around the house won't hurt."
"An extra pair of hands and a drooling maw," I said. The dog looked up at me and I felt like it grabbed my voice.
I cleaned up the broken plate, downcast. The moment she brought it up I knew I'd already lost that argument. I've been burning through overtime at work to pay for childcare, but that's left so much extra housework for my wife that it's really not fair to her for me to argue on this. We need the help.
So in addition to worrying about this demon dog or whatever Shadow is, I'm having to move everything out of my office to make my mother a guest room, and the emotional dynamic of my marriage has completely shifted overnight.
Most of the things in my office I don't really use. I carried the files downstairs and had started the laborious project of trying to disassemble my wire shelves when I heard my son babbling in the other room. He was never this talkative.
I came into my son's room as the sun was dipping below the window and bathing the room in golden light. Shadow was there, but this time he was standing on his hind legs, almost as if he was human. His hair puffed up and he looked powerful, regal, wise. He stood there gazing at my son.
“No,” I said, “go back to where you came from. I don’t want you here.”
When he turned to look at me his eyes burned into mine with an intense stare, the reached into me and grabbed hold of something they found inside me. I couldn't move. An unbelievable feeling of calm washed over me and I left the room as though my body was on marionette strings.
As soon as I closed the door my paternal instincts took back over and I was immediately terrified that something was happening to my son. I yanked the door back open dreading the worst — what if the beast had carried him off, had taken him to some dark hole we would never find to eat his tender body — what if he'd come back again from some rotten hell to take everything from me and there was nothing I could do to stop him. But when the door flew open Shadow was sitting there as a regular dog, wagging his tail while my son said nonsense syllables to him.
But that wasn’t real. Something was off. It was like the scene was only in my imagination. My eyes, they weren’t even open, how could what I was seeing be real if my eyes weren’t even open?
I focused with everything I had. My body felt like it was moving through wet concrete — if I didn’t shuck it off right now it would solidify and I wouldn’t be able to regain control again.
I focused, even as something pushed back. I pushed with all my will to open my eyes and see what was actually happening in front of me.
I dredged up every ounce of courage I had against that beast, every ounce of resentment for the things he did to me in childhood. I remembered how he made me, an innocent little boy, push my sister down the stairs — how I’d never recovered my relationship with her.
No, I thought. I am an adult now, not some little boy who is constantly afraid.
I will see. I will, I told myself.
My eyes snapped open. I saw Shadow standing upright, bipedal, his back long, and straight, and strong, and he was holding my son, the back of his onesie caught on that animal’s teether. He looked at me with golden eyes, stared into me, but I refused to budge — I refused to let him back into me even an inch.
I realized he was frozen too. For some reason he couldn’t move while he was trying to exert his will over me. My son wriggled and I knew he was destined to fall any moment.
I pushed through the room, every step heavy and exhausting. I grabbed my son out of “Shadow’s” mouth and wrenched him free, and I backed out of the room.
As soon as I was free of the room I regained full control of my body and dashed down the stairs holding my infant son. I was going to get us out of this, no matter what my wife and mother thought.
I heard my wife’s voice call out to me from the kitchen as I was nearly out the door. “You cannot leave with him. He is not your son anymore. Shadow will be a better father to him than you could ever be. Shadow can keep him safe.”
It was my wife’s voice, but those weren’t her words. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what, but even if she was deranged enough to claim Shadow was my son’s father, she wouldn’t have used those words.
“He’s done something to you. You have to resist. You have to break free.”
My mother came out of the kitchen carrying a pair of scissors as if they were knives, smiling.
“I’m so sorry,” I muttered. “I’m sorry I’m leaving you to him, but I have to make sure our son is safe. I’ll be back for you. I promise.”
I slammed the door and leapt in the car. In my bedroom window I saw Shadow watching me. I didn’t even want to know what his next move would be.
I drove until I was tired of driving and pulled into a parking lot to think and type this up. My son is sleeping in the car seat. For the moment, we’re safe, but where we can go from here, I have no idea.
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2023.06.07 03:21 AOK66 First ever project. Need a little help adding hanging hooks!
2023.06.07 03:18 AOK66 Adding brass hooks to a thin board
2023.06.07 02:46 shaneo632 Tips on making white walls more interesting
I appreciate this may be more of a production design question than anything, but I'm shooting a short film set mostly in a kitchen soon. I'm starting to feel good about the lighting setup but I still want to introduce some elements to make it seem more inherently visually compelling and break up the whiteness a bit. Here's a picture of the location: https://imgur.com/a/y8sEUIs
I'm mostly concerned about the back wall where a lot of action will be taking place. I'm happy to spend a small budget on colourful props (like £200), so some ideas I had were:
- 3 or 4 canvas prints lining the middle of the back wall
- A hanging wall plant
- Vine wall decoration lights
- Mounted ornamental words, like "kitchen" or "home" that a lot of people have in their kitchens.
- A chalkboard
- A large novelty clock
- A more colourful toaster, maybe red or green.
- Maybe some colored vinyl wraps for the recesses of the cupboard doors too.
Production design is definitely something new to me but I'm very eager to avoid this looking aggressively white/beige. Thanks for your help :)
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2023.06.07 02:35 asv26 Kitchen island
Any ideas for fixing a kitchen island without having to take the top out, sand and stain? Looking to quickeeasier options. TIA
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2023.06.07 02:28 throwaway_311456 Want to fry your own pancakes? Sure.
I'm someone who loves to cook, and sometimes I make food for my family. I cook a lot, and I'd say I'm fairly decent at it. One morning I was preparing to make American pancakes when my mom walks in the kitchen. She gets excited about the pancakes, but tells me to save some batter so that she can fry her own pancakes bc she 'wants them to be perfect'. My dad usually fries them, and he's a master. I've learnt from him, but my mom has no idea how to fry American pancakes. I follow her request and finish cooking the rest of the batter. I serve up the pancakes I've made, and they're perfectly golden brown and fluffy. Now it's her turn on the stove, and she soon realizes her mistake. She can't get the temperature right, uses too much oil and flips them way too late. Hers turn out burnt and flat, and everyone else is finished eating by now. Safe to say she wanted my pancakes in the end :)
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2023.06.07 01:39 shishk4bob Kind of confused and I need advice or some kind off reality check
Am I being mentally abused or am I the problem??
Im asking this question because I don’t know what to believe anymore.
My older sister seems to always want to pick a fight with me.
For example, I’m watching TV and I have my laptop while eating breakfast by myself. She comes home with hot food and doesn’t ever ask me if I’m hungry. I always ask her if she wants anything when I’m out and most of the time she says yes.
Anyway, she comes in and says “Do you know I pay for the electricity”
and I said, “What’s the problem?” My laptop is running on battery so the only thing on is the tv. Then she says, “Well pick one unless you want to pay for electricity.”
I pay for the internet which is three times more than electricity. But I don’t bring it up or cap her data usage. I learned from the past that it’s better to just stay quiet because it’s not worth fighting. So I turned off the TV.
She goes to the kitchen took look for anything she can blame me for. She opens the microwave, and asks, “Have you seen the microwave?” I said, “What’s wrong with it?” She said, “It's dirty ass hell.” I replied, “Well if I saw it was dirty I woulda cleaned it.”
Then she replies, “No you wouldn’t you don’t do shit. You wait for me to do everything. When do you mop the floor?” What she doesn’t know is I do all of these things but I just don’t report it or tell anyone because I’m an adult. I’m 31 years old. It’s’ probably 11 AM I don’t want to start my day like this.
She never has anything nice to say. Yesterday, she got mad that I parked my car in the garage. She said, “Why did you park in the garage?” I usually park on the street but I just got back from the doctor and I could barely walk. My foot was swollen doctor said to lie down as soon as I get home and keep my feet elevated.
So she comes downstairs (knowing I just got back from the doctor, I asked her if she can take me and she said I can't take care of you. All I wanted was a ride. had it been the other way around I wouldn't let her drive herself to the hospital, I would take her and stay with her.
So she tells me, ugh you're useless I always have to do everything!
Which is not true.. she actually has beef with my cousin right now because my cousin told her the same thing. She said.. “we moved grandpa here to my house because you guys don't do anything to help him. Only we do when we visit”
So she and my cousin are not speaking because of the same reason that she’s mad at me. Supposably, I don't do anything. I do so much for her especially before I was diagnosed with a disability. It was only when I stopped working she started being more violent toward me.
We use to have a joke in the family that we were born in the wrong order because I use to pay for all her cell phones, cell phone bills, and food, and when she was on the run cause my mom kicked her out when we were teenagers I was the one helping her survive by giving her and her bf money which I know they used for drugs maybe. She's not an addict but her ex-bf is an addict.
So I’m at the dinner table and I decide I don't want to have this conversation because it's not worth the fight. My home is a lot better when we are getting along. Then she chases me and tells me to put my food away and I said I will but I don't want to be near you right now. You’re being violent.
Then she follows me up the stairs and tells me that I’m going to end up a lonely man and no girl is ever going to want to be with me because I'm such a pig. Her boyfriend comes in the house and tells me to just go in my room then she proceeds to take the dishes that I left on the table and placed them in front of my door.
I'm not asking for sympathy. I'm asking for evidence or some kind of idea about what I’m doing. Am I really the problem? Why does she hate me so much? I told her once that I loved her and whatever it is that changed the way she looked at me, I told her I apologize. I said Im sorry I wasn't a better brother.
I’m not asking for who is right or wrong. I don’t think that matters. But I feel like I’m being mentally abused, gaslighted, or maybe Im being too sensitive. She literally will find anything she can around the house just to bitch as me about. I think she gets happy when she finds out I fucked up somewhere in the house and she just loves to point it out.
I remember when I bought her an iPhone X when it first came out and she destroyed the phone within hours of having it because we unfortunately had to change her number. She said its all my fault and she threw the iPhone to the wall and shattered it. I felt bad because I didn't know we were getting new numbers. I apologized.
I called Sprint and figured out a way to get her old number back. It took a few days but I was able to. and I had to buy a new iPhone X because she destroyed the first one. When I told her her phone came in the mail and her number was restored. She pulls out an iPhone X and says she got her own now. I was furious but I just said whatever as long as we’re getting along that's what my mom would want. mom passed away years ago.. she never apologized. She didn't even give me her new number for maybe two years.
I guess what am i asking is…
what can I do to be a better brother?
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2023.06.07 01:08 Shaengar An uncomplete review about The New Light mods for Icewind Dale EE by LavaDelVortel and AionZ
I just completed my first modded playthrough of Icewind Dale EE and I thought I give a review and my thoughts about the stuff that the New Light mods add to the game for those people who think about playing with these mods as well.
I have played through Icewind Dale about 4 or 5 times. Its a game that stuck with me from my teenage days. I hold it quite dearly and replay it about every 3 years. I love the atmosphere, the locations, the battles. And I also love the Baldur's Gate series with all its banters and great companions. So I hoped that with the NPCs from this mods I would get an interesting party together that would comment on the specific situations and revelations throughout the game, that the NPCs would have interesting backstories and strong personalities and I have to say: That is exactly what I got.
I was also looking forward to the quest mods. Especially the rediscovery of Kuldahar because I always felt that the vanilla game could have made Kuldahar much more interesting. It is one of the most cozy and beautiful places that I have ever experienced in a video game but it was also flawed in a way. There could have been more quests there, or more interesting NPCs. So I hoped that the quest mods would give me that and I installed them all.
Naturally I could only take 5 companions with me so I had to choose which one I would want. I settled for L'anna, Dusky, Minerva, Karihi and Nella (from Kulyoks NPC mod). Having one character from a different modder turned out not to be a problem, because there is a crossbanter mod available that worked flawlessly and it never felt as if Nella wasn't part of the team.
That means I cannot comment on T'viy, Urchin, Oak-Maw, Tipps, Orra, Dandjelion, Hommet or Ina, because I haven't played with them.
I will no go over the different companions that I played with one by one and give my thoughts and ratings.
L'anna: She is an elven paladin that has a story connection to the Severed Hand and the Mythal magic that I found very interesting. She started out slowly and a little bit on the uninteresting side and while it definitely got much better once I reached the Severed Hand, I could not shake the feeling that she was the most bland of the NPCs. I liked her and I learned a lot about elven culture and tales from her, which was very interesting, but she didn't have a personality that stood out from the others. Her voice acting also wasn't the greatest and I had to replace her portrait with another one more to my liking, but all in all she was a good companion to have. Strong as well with pretty good unique class skills. It felt like she had very little banter with the rest of the group though and thus felt a little bit isolated from them.
Rating: 5/10 Pretty good companion but the most uninteresting of the ones I took with me.
Karihi: She is a fire Genasi and a specialist fire mage so to speak. She gets unique fire spells at certain levels that were very strong and flavorful and she gets a bonus to fire damage. Also a staff that can do a range attack from the start which was extremely good for the early game. I have to say that she was pretty much a perfect companion in every regard. Portrait, voice acting, backstory or class skills. It left nothing to be desired and she just flawlessly fit into the setting. Of course having a dedicated fire mage is a great thing to have in the frozen north where many enemies are vulnerable to fire. And she became extremely strong very quickly. I found Items for her, that raised her bonus to fire damage even further up to i think almost 100% at later levels, making her spells like Fireball do ridiculous damage to large clusters of enemies. Also there was gear that raised her casting level and lowered the cast time like the Robe of Vecna does in BG2. That made her an absolute monster of a damage dealer and made some fights trivial. Is she OP with the right gear that you will find during the game? Yes, she is. Is it gamebreaking? No. Should you use Karihi in your party because her presentation, her writing and her gameplay is incredibly great. Absolutely.
10/10 Would recommend for everyone to try her out. I haven't romanced her so I don't know how it goes but as a friend and companion I loved her the most of my companions, second only to...
Minerva: Minerva is a Gnome Artificier. That means she is a fightethief with no ability to backstab, but instead with unique traps, the ability to craft very powerful potions and later a stationary autocannon and even a Modron. Minerva is probably the most likeable companion I have ever had in any party. She is cheerful, positive, funny but she never goes over the top and has serious moments to. Her personality is great and she is a joy to have around. Just as with Karihi, everything is perfect here. Voice actress does a phenomenal job, her portrait fits her perfectly and her skills are interesting and strong. Her backstory also feels realistic and fitting and I want to visit Lantan with her now. She uses throwing knifes and is very good at it. Its a bit tedious at first when you have to craft her special knifes that can do friendly fire if your micromanagement slips a litte but once she gets a returning throwing dagger she is just simply fun in combat. She also comments on getting a returnable throwing dagger and how convenient that is for her when you ask her how she is doing in a player initiated dialogue. How great is that?
10/10 Companion. I would have loved to romance her but I saw to late that the romance required 14 Intelligence to trigger. When I EE Keepered my Intelligence up during the Vale of Shadows its seems to have been to late and the romance didn't trigger properly. Real shame. You should definitely take her with you if you want a ranged damage dealer with fun skills that will be the positive heart of the party. Minerva is great.
Dusky: He is a Half-Orc Cleric/Thief. His portrait is abysmal. You need to swap it out to a better one at the very start of you playthrough or it will ruin that character for you. I gave him Dandjelions Portrait because I thought that it fit but you can use any Half-Orc portrait that you like. Everything else about him was pretty good. He has some intersting stories from his past and his personality is very likeable. If you play a male character he will try to initiate a romance at some point. If you are not into that stuff you can turn him down and he will be a good friend for the rest of the game. He will ask you to have drinks in an inn several times where he will then initiate a dialogue. I found that to be great idea and it really enhanced the atmosphere. Nothing like having an ale together in the Kuldahar Root Cellar after a return from a deadly dungeon and have a chat. As for effectiveness I really didn't have a good role for him because I already had Minerva to take care of traps and locks. His priest spell progression is slow because he is a multiclass and so he mostly stayed back with a sling in hand and supported with heals and defensive magic. His stats are great but with only 1 APR i wanted to keep him from the frontlines. Later he became a lifesaver when I had him scout ahead under the effects of Sanctuary and made him disable traps and trigger ambushes prematurely. He was a good secondary cleric and his pickpocket skills were needed to get the three rings from Orrick, Arundel and Oswald at the start. I liked his realistic, down to earth character and he had quite a lot of banter while never going on the boring side. His voice actor did a good job as well.
So that is it for the companions. I didn't include Nella, because she is from a different modder. I can quickly say that I liked her really much and I found her connection to Arundel too interesting to not take her.
Now onto the quest mods. I am a bit torn here because my Nr.1 criteria was that those quests would fit in with the rest of the worldbuilding and atmosphere. I hoped that those mods would enhance the experience of the game while not changing how the game feels too much. Some of them succeeded in this, some of them didn't.
Tale of our Lady Dreamless: This is a pretty short quest that actually fit in flawlessly with the rest of the game. I has a few small, but extremely beautiful maps, an encounter with one of the barbarians before we meet more of them in Heart of Winter and a quick but fitting resolution. I can say nothing bad about this mod and would absolutely recommend it.
Below and Below Inn: I was really looking forward to this mod I have to say. A new cozy Inn in the Icewind Dale that I could visit and spend some time in? Yes please, But unfortunately I was really not a fan of this when I played it. That is because it really doesn't fit with the rest of the setting. The Inn is not in Kuldahar but somewhere between Dorn's Deep and the Hand of the Seldarine on the Map. Umm what? To my knowledge that means it is in the middle of nowhere in one of the most deserted places in the Icewind Dale. What would an Inn do there? There should have been no customers at all, but instead it is an Inn that has stuff like a piano and luxurious furniture in it. There are Noblemen and Noblewomen, Merchants and other people there. It just didn't make any sense to me and pulled me off of my immersion. No one mentioned why there would be rich people like this in the middle of the wilderness of the North, nobody mentioned the blocked passes to the Ten Towns. Icewind Dale is such a great game because after you leave Easthaven you are cut off from Civilisation. The people of Kuldahar are on their own, living in a desolate and dangerous area and no help is coming to them apart from you adventurer party. Below and Below Inn destroyed that Image for me. It felt like it belonged in a different area of the Icewind Dale or even further south and felt really out of place. There wasn't even snow at the entrance now that I think of it but green Grass. I would not install it again. Minus points for having a cook that does not want to throw me out of his kitchen. This goes against every RPG rule in existance and really made me question my view of the world!
Terror of the Skineater: Another short quest that made good use of the haunted forest maps from Icewind Dale 2. You are approached by a mage that tells you of that a creature that slaughters people from his village roams around in a nearby forest and wants you to kill it. (Although he never mention what and where this village is, what kinda put me off) What I liked was that it was a pretty short and interesting quest that even had a connection to a Character that we meet in Icewind Dale 2 and gives a little more backstory to that Character. <! Its Limha, the Witch that transforms children to animals to take their lifeforce and make herself young again. Your questgiver is her brother and the monster that spawned was his doing and his first attempt of gaining immortal life. In a letter you learn that Limha is looking for a different way of getting immortality. It was a great idea, althought there is a slight continuity error because in IWD2 we learn the Limha transforms little children every 60 years to get her youth back. IWD 1 plays roughly 30 years before IWD2 and in this quest Limha hasn't started doing this yet. Thats only a inor nitpick though and I really liked this reference to IWD2. <!
7/10 Good mod. You get a very powerful spear from it that dominates the early game if you do this quest early.
Night of the Blinking Dead: If you want to fight through yet another of the BG2 Beholder lairs this mod is for you. I really didn't. The attempt of recreating the comedy with the speaking Spectator Beholder kinda worked, but it was not enough for me to recommend this mod. It didn't fit in in my opinion. At least its also pretty short.
Snowytoes Hamlet: This mods adds a Halfling Village to the map where you can get some gear and some quests. It really wasn't bad. My biggest criticism for it was that it made you backtrack to already cleared dungeons like Kresselacks Tomb or the Temple of the forgotten God. I didn't like this. Those are locations that should be visited once and not a second time. It felt a little bit devaluation going there again and bringing some halfling boys back home from there. Also the existance of another Village in a supposedly wild and uninhabited part of Faerun was not something that I particularly needed. Its an okay mod though.
The Rediscovery of Kuldahar: Finally the mod that I was looking forward to the most. As I said earlier I always felt that more could have been done with Kuldahar. I always bothered me that all the villagers there all have the same exact dialogue. That there are very few interesing NPCs. Kuldahar didn't change as you progressed though the different chapters of the game was also something that I would have liked to see changed. Why didn't Mother Egenia show up in the temple of Illmater after I rescued her from Dragon's eye? It would have been so nice to have her back, be able to talk to her there, maybe buy better equipment from her. Where are the other villagers that were held captive in Dragon's Eye? Only Sheemish appears in Kuldahar afterwards. Big missed opportunity not having some of the other people show up, making Kuldahar seem more inhabited again, maybe have them give some small rewards or even quests when you talk to them after their rescue. The Root Cellar is the coolest and most cozy Inn that I can think of but after the Lysan story there is nothing more to do there and the guest there all have the same dialogue. So I hoped that this mod would adress all that. And unfortunately it didn't. It added some caves to the original maps where you could get two smaller quests. The one where I had to hunt a Chimera was okay, the one where I had to prepare a get together for two women (one apparently a Noblewoman in Kuldahar?) was not and I had to look for that candle that I needed to complete this quest way too long. The mod also adds a completely new section of Kuldahar that is really well designed and had a lot of potential. But the people you meet there were a little bit disappointing to me. There is a Xvart merchant there that sells you flies and eyes and chicken feet and stuff like that. In my opinion, he absolutely didn't fit into the setting. The Mushroom Café was interesting but ultimately lacked any importance and there was not reason to go there more than once. More could have been done with it. The Throne of Bhaal prophecy Stone Face that gave forshadowing about the events of Icewind Dale 2 was good, but the other stuff not so much. You get some Quests that make you search for pages of a Spellbook for a Mage (Isn't Orrick supposed to be the only mage in Kuldahar), or get a Telescope for a Stargazer that you can either steal from Oswald or get a different one later, for which this guy will reward you with a Star Atlas that raises Saving Throws and Lore. But you have to wait a whole Month until he finishes it and by that time you have either rested 90 times i a row or pretty much completed the game already. Ultimately this area of Kuldahar, while beautiful to look at, didn't give me the feeling of it being a natural extension of the existing Kuldahar. While it wasn't bad it was just simply not what I expected so it left me disappointed. There is one thing about this mod that redeems it for me though. An that is the upper Kuldahar section. Remeber Lysan telling the barkeeper of the Root Cellar that she uses to go to upper Kuldahar from time to time? In the Vanilla game we never get to see upper Kuldahar but with this mod we can. And we can see why Lysan went there and what she did. Don't want to spoil it for anybody what you find there but this part of this mod was 100% perfect. This is what I wanted to see. An extension that build upon content from the original game and built onto it. For the upper Kuldahar addition alone I would recommend to install this mod. That was exactly what I hoped the Rediscovery of Kuldahar would do and it felt like straight out of the base game.
6/10 I would have been 3/10 without the upper Kuldahar section but this part really pulled it on to a higher rating alone. The rest was just not what I expected and some people might enjoy it more than me, because it really isn't bad.
Items and others: The last mod on my list and I cannot say too much about it. This mod adds a ton of items, some of them craftable. I do not know exactly which ones of the items I found came from this mod, which ones maybe came from the NPC mods and which ones were in the base game, so its hard for me to judge. The Item crafting was very fun and gave some appropriately powerful items. A shame that you have to play Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster before you defeat Belhifet in order to get every item crafted though as it never made sense to me to play the games it that order. For me it was always defeat Belhifet, than export my characters to HoW and close out with TotLM. Overall I felt pretty much overequipped during my entire playthrough. Some items appeared way to often, like the Hands of Takkok (the gauntlets of Ogre strenght) which I found about 5 times. Or the cloak of displacement which appeard about as often. Not sure it is the fault of this mod though so its hard for me to judge. I mostly enjoyed the item variety that came with it. Its maybe a bit too much as I was closing in on having a million gold pieces at the end of the game.
So thats it. A lot to read through but hopefully you found my thoughts about these mods helpful.
I want to put out a big thank you to the creators because you really gave me a fresh playthrough, extremely well written companions that enhanced my gaming experience a lot and made me want to play with the other companions that I couldn't take along too.
Not everything was exactly to my liking, but you can't please anyone. And most of the stuff you created was extremely well done and thought out.
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2023.06.07 00:42 xctsen How do I stay strong?
Its summer vacation, everyones out and having fun., enjoying their vacation.. and me? Well, I tried to have that start of my vacation last saturday with my bf and what was I greeted at the end of it? My narc parents telling me how I’m out so late (it was 10 when I got home and I wanted to go home before that but I started getting a migraine that hurt so bad), yelling me and saying how it’s dangerous outside and what I could be possibly doing for those hours outside. What do you mean? Im trying to enjoy my time outside because I cant stand being home with you people: one who bitches about our president all day as if she could do any better and knows nothing of politics, the other who seems tame at first but once he gets angry, all hell breaks loose. My mother also bitches about how people constantly do stuff wrong and I’m just one of those unfortunate people to have to hear the rambles daily. Despite her rambles, shes not perfect either; in fact shes a hoarder. A terrible hoarder, our tiny apartment is filled with her mess and Ive lived here all my life. Barely any space to walk; only to the bathroom, kitchen, bed, repeat. I organize her mess from time to time, I would love to organize the whole place and get rid of her shit that she doesnt need to finally have some space in here but god forbid I throw away some of her stuff. Containers or bottles, items such as soaps and other pointless stuff shes had for years she tells me she needs because she will need it or use some day. Mind you these things have been sitting there for as long as I remember, they will not be used. So at this point, I dont clean as much as I used to because theres no point, considering she just keeps buying more stuff every time she goes to the market or Costco. Shes just building more and more upon her hoard pile, and I dont know what to do. Nothing I say or do will make her stop, she herself doesnt acknowledge her mess. And sometimes? she bitches about me not cleaning the place, what the fuck do you mean? You did this and Im so tired. Even my narc dad acknowledges the mess shes making and she doesnt care. Speaking of these two, they fight a lot, thats another reason I dont like staying at home. Yelling and making fits in this tiny apartment for the neighbors to hear, I feel bad for my neighbors. Their fighting is never ending, and same for their constant nagging of me. They call me stupid, say I dont use my brain, when they themselves constantly ask for my help .. especially my mom. Say nothing will become of me just because I’m transferring out of a university to a community college. Reason why is because at uni, I was so lost. The stress and anxiety was getting to me, on top that I was and still am depressed, it was just not for me right now. I was 3 years in there, but still had no major I liked and just had some random major slapped on my transcript to seem like I had some idea. The reason Im transferring is because somehow, someway I still feel some sympathy for my mom. Every waking day of my life she (and my dad too but not as much as her) has pressured me to become a nurse. Despite how much I dislike the career, I’m eventually going to take it in CC. I thought to myself Ill try it at least, and if I really dont like it I can always change my major. Yet, even if my mom knows this information that Im transferring and taking what she wants, she still calls me stupid and that nothing will become of me. What? What do you mean? I’m taking what you want. Arent you happy? Why am I still treated with this unfairness. When will you be happy for me, when will you support me? Im not doing this for me, Im doing this for you, because despite how much of a terrible mom you are to me and how much hate I have for you and dad, a little bit of me still cares for you. I try to buy you and dad whatever you want with my minimum wage paycheck. I try to have fun with you guys despite you guys being the most boring people alive and never want to go anywhere. I try my very best, but Im still treated like im stupid. I try my best to like you guys, but my hate is just as greater. At my age of 21, I still have to ask them if I can go out with my friends and bf. Even then, they still dont let me hang out with them often. They have met my friends and boyfriend. The kindest, funniest, and silliest people that Ive ever met that make me the happiest. Still, my parents find a way to belittle them and say what if my friends are influencing me to take drugs or drink. My friends have never pressured me to do either, they dont even do drugs. My boyfriend who is the sweetest, makes sure I’m always taken care of when Im with him, my best friend for years. My parents say he might hurt me, treat me wrong, leave me, just want me for sex, or get me pregnant. Ive known this man for years and we have been very good friends ever since, I know he would never do these things to me. When I told him that my parents have said these horrible things, it made him upset and my heart broke. My parents are so miserable that they want to bring me and whoever makes me happy down with them. Moving out is not an option as I have no money to saved up, nobody can take me in, and if I do plan on leaving my parents will kill me. I am still depressed and I still dont know how to stay strong at times like this. This summer vacation will be a very long one.
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2023.06.07 00:22 85_Toronto_Blue_Jays Charles Street Terminal / Aud
The region and city should seriously consider the prospects of building a new arena on the current site of the Charles Street terminal. The current plan to build a non descriptive “community hub” in my opinion would be a waste of an amazing opportunity to do something big. A new arena could accomplish everything you’d want out of a community hub and also bring added economic boosts.
Given that an OHL home season is only under 50 games (including playoffs) that leaves over 300 days for all types of programming and events. A new arena could also draw concerts which would bring night life to the downtown core. The spin-off benefits would be a boost to the local economy. A new arena would also be a draw to host national or regional tournaments and bring those associated benefits as well. A developer may come along and build a 5 star hotel as well conveniently situated. All of this would be within walking distance of the LRT and new transit terminal.
All of this can be accomplished while achieving a “community hub” focused on key priorities identified. If designed and managed properly the site could also host a community space and community hub to focus on those initiatives.
Even something like Oktoberfest can be considered in the designs and the space could also be used as a festhall.
With a good architect the space can accomplish many things and not just be another arena. It can really bring another boost to downtown.
The current site of the aud can be sold off to developers to build housing and the proceeds can fund the new arena. These ideas have been described by an urban planner
I think it’s a better idea than what is being thought of currently.
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2023.06.07 00:20 tiltedsun This Kansas City rental kitchen helps caterers and food trucks test out their business ideas
2023.06.06 23:54 Gloomy_Problem7477 Seeking advice: Could the black sheep of our family be mildly autistic?
I am hoping to find some clarity here on a delicate family situation. This requires A LOT of backstory and examples so I will try to keep it as short as possible.
TL;DR: My sister-in-law often says and does entirely inappropriate things often towards other women in the family. I have thought all this time that she is a compulsive/pathological liar and manipulator. But could it be that she simply has no idea how her words and actions affect others and this is unintentional?
Over 15 years ago my brother started dating his now wife. At the time, she had severe social issues, such as not knowing how to speak to strangers, not understanding the difference between interrupting someone and joining a conversation. I tried to go out with her and help her. Her skills have have only mildly improved since then. She had a very difficult childhood with an abusive father who boarded up the house and threatened to kill then on multiple occasions, even bringing firearms into the house. I do not blame her for that.
But our problems started when she broke into my brothers Facebook account and started deleting all of his ex girlfriends, which she confided in me. After weeks of consideration, I decided to tell my brother without talking to her first because I knew she would spin the story to her advantage and I wanted him to just know the facts/truth.
She also mentioned to me that she wanted kids before 30 and would go so far as to stop taking her birth control and not tell my brother to get her way. I told him this as well and he brushed it off. They’ve now been married for over 10 years.
Since then any interaction between us has been challenged, to put it lightly. She has had many off color conversations about me with other family members. I have heard her spreading lies about me and others to my family members - or what I thought were lies.
Example: she told me over dinner once that she is allergic to stevia. I told her I was surprised as I didn’t realize that was possible but I guess so since it’s a plant. I said I was surprised I didn’t seem to be allergic as I have a lot of plant-based allergies. It seemed like a simple and pleasant 3-min conversation. Later she told my brother that I was rude and dismissive of her.
She often spreads other people’s personal business to people. She told one of my family members that I was sexually abused by another family member without even thinking about it. My brother had to instruct her to apologize and tell her it was inappropriate. She has told me about her friends’ extra marital affairs without thinking anything of it. Much of her aggression is towards other women.
At my wedding, I had my maid of honor search the chapel for her when it came time for family pictures and we couldn’t find her. Then she suddenly reappeared when I was taking pictures with my husband after everyone else had left and I don’t understand why she didn’t leave with my brotheher husband. She then got very nasty with me because she didn’t get into any pictures (she wasn’t part of the wedding party or anything, just my brother’s wife). She gave me the cold shoulder at my own wedding when I tried to speak with her.
She sits on the sofa when my brother visits and lets him pack everything and load the car while she sits on her phone or reads (her only hobby) and she hates cleaning her house and often lets my brother take most of the responsibility there too. Part of past trauma maybe?
She lets her 4yo supervise the 1yo kid in an un-baby proofed kitchen and tells the 4yo she can’t watch them because she has a headache. I called her on it and she legitimately thought the 4yo was equipped to adequately supervise the 1yo baby.
In sum, she seems to not understand when her behavior is inappropriate. She definitely seems to intentionally be nasty to others when she feels wronged (which is often) but not have any understanding of how her actions affect others. She often thinks things that are entirely inappropriate are not a problem. She talks about everyone else’s business without thinking. She believes that her experiences are the truth and cannot understand that someone can have a different experience and have it be equally valid/true and disagrees with people when they share their differing experiences. She always paints herself as the hero or the victim - but not the villain and can’t take responsibility when she does something wrong.
I know she has other possible issues like narcissism and maybe sociopathy, but does any of this sound like a form of autism? I have thought all this time that she is a compulsive/pathological liar and manipulator. But could it be that she simply has no idea how her words and actions affect others and this is unintentional?
Any advice is truly, deeply appreciated. Thank you in advance 🙏.
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2023.06.06 23:47 Big_Lawfulness_496 Kitchen-Livingroom arrangement
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2023.06.06 23:43 BatCamz Smells from downstairs neighbour
Not sure if this is right place but we've been getting strong smells coming from our downstairs neighbour.
Our flats are the exact same layout, his kitchen below ours/his bathroom below ours.
Smells like he has a fry up everyday, and we can smell whenever he uses the toilet (which is multiple times a day since he's constantly eating fried food). Our bathroom vent goes into the loft, there's no outside wall. I'm not sure where his bathroom vent can go to.
We rent and he owns his flat so it feels wrong to ask him to change what he eats, and I can't exactly ask the man not to use his bathroom.
Has anyone had experience with this or any idea's? We like our flat but it's getting to the point that we might have to consider moving because of this.
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2023.06.06 23:28 SaltyBluePotato Hardware help
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2023.06.06 23:03 Turbulent-Ad-1772 Called handsome and aggressively flirted at a party
I was helping at a party for one of my friends and I gave myself the job to get drinks for people, make the food, get blankets and make sure people aren't drunk or doing anything irrational. (Mostly just because I don't like to drink myself.)
During the party, I overheard many of the guests playing games like truth or dare or spin the bottle or would you rather. I'm not sure why but everyone was just making the questions in would you rather and truth or dare incredibly sexual which made me (someone who didn't want to partake in the activity) a bit uncomfortable but its fine as its not about me and other people were having fun. Not a problem to me.
However, later, I was asking if anyone wanted any drinks or water and one person (who was quite tipsy) told me to get them a gin or some other alcoholic drink and I said no. After this, when I am in the kitchen alone, they walk up to me and say, "I heard your asexual." And jokingly I said, "Word travels fast" (as I had only told a few friends and a single family member). In response they said, "Are you asexual? How can you be sure?" I just told them I don't like the idea of sexual intimacy and personally I don't want to do anything of that nature. Their response was, "That's a shame. Your so handsome." I wanted to throw up and I hated it so much. I had previously never talked to this person and the first rime I talk to them they say I don't know who I am and that me being ace is "A shame". I am me and I shouldn't be reduced to "A shame" or a bad thing because of who I am.
For the rest of the night they kept on calling me "handsome" or "cute" and each time I wanted to throw up. They also asked repeatedly for hugs and kisses which made me even more uncomfortable and distressed. I think they were drunk most of the time but it still disgusted me and it made me wish I wasn't there.
I talked to a few of the people after they left about it and it turns out they weren't invited and tagged along with a friend and got drunk almost immediately. Sorry for the block of text.
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2023.06.06 23:01 Hereforfunn23 Petty vs petty. Was I wrong?
Hello, I recently made the mistake to have a roommate and it did not turn out good. We’ve known each other for a few yrs and thought it would be a great idea. BIG MISTAKE, HUGE!! It was good at the beginning, I’ve always been respectful and nice to him. Sometimes he would wake up and wouldn’t talk to me at all, even if I say “hello” in front of him, he would ignore me. I wouldn’t understand why but I thought he wasn’t in the mood. He was messy and very irresponsible with some things in the apt like, leaving the door unlock or the lights on all night. I normally would tell him about it and he would hate it, he would act all defensive and he wouldn’t talk to me for another week. Finally I had enough and I decided to match his energy, he wouldn’t talk to me so I would do the same. He would be petty, so I would as well. Sometimes in the kitchen I would use his lemon squeezer since it was the only one we had, so him, being the dick he was he took it to his room so I wouldn’t use it and he would take it out only when he was going to use it. Anyway, I was getting tired of him being a dick for no reason so I decided to do something… I had my own desk at home to work (hardly use it), he had his desk as well (one I gave him) but he didn’t have a chair. He would use my chair every day even when he wouldn’t talk to me or was being a dick he would use it. So… I decided to throw that chair away since I didn’t really use it and he would use it a lot. When he came back home that day he noticed the chair was gone and he took his entire desk to his bedroom. My mom and friends said it was very mean of me and I shouldn’t have done that.
Was I wrong?
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