Whats your mood?

by Naiwen
  • Dontmindme 06-15-2020, 09:26 AM
    (06-14-2020, 09:52 PM)Backlash Wrote: I know the feel, DMM-san~. Though at least both of us are getting paid. What do you do for work, buttercup?

    I do software development, full stack apparently. You?

    Had to look up "buttercup" and it's not at all what I expected!
  • LucianDreamer 07-09-2020, 05:17 PM (Edited 07-09-2020, 05:23 PM)
    A fairy name as a storm called "Fay" is coming to the Eastern Seaboard, and I haven't even paid much attention to it recently, how concerning.
    (06-15-2020, 09:26 AM)Dontmindme Wrote:
    (06-14-2020, 09:52 PM)Backlash Wrote: I know the feel, DMM-san~. Though at least both of us are getting paid. What do you do for work, buttercup?

    I do software development, full stack apparently. You?

    Had to look up "buttercup" and it's not at all what I expected!

    For you, it means that you were "endeared" and "loved", but such a saying like that also translates to being called "cute". Other words like "love", "sweetheart", and "friend", are just part of the typical "lovey-dovey" archetype that doesn't break.
  • Dontmindme 07-11-2020, 02:18 AM
    (07-09-2020, 05:17 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote: For you, it means that you were "endeared" and "loved", but such a saying like that also translates to being called "cute". Other words like "love", "sweetheart", and "friend", are just part of the typical "lovey-dovey" archetype that doesn't break.

    Yeah, I got that from the context. Wanted to check out what the new word was though and I was surprised when it referred to the "bouton d'or" flower. The one with that game where you put it under someone's chin, and if it reflects on the chin you say they like butter. The name is so different in my language but that butter thing being common amazed me.
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  • Dontmindme 07-17-2020, 01:49 AM
    Feeling down and scared today, company I work fired a lot of people over the last months, but newer people so I felt scared but still kinda safe. Now I heard that today is my colleague's last day, he came at the same time as me and we were quite close. Feels like shit knowing you might be the next, and can be fired at any moment without prior notice...
  • malmon 07-17-2020, 12:21 PM
    (07-17-2020, 01:49 AM)Dontmindme Wrote: Feeling down and scared today, company I work fired a lot of people over the last months, but newer people so I felt scared but still kinda safe. Now I heard that today is my colleague's last day, he came at the same time as me and we were quite close. Feels like shit knowing you might be the next, and can be fired at any moment without prior notice...


    Without notice? Is that legal? I thought that in those cases you'd at least have to get some sort of redundancy package.
  • Dontmindme 07-18-2020, 03:45 AM
    (07-17-2020, 12:21 PM)malmon Wrote: Without notice? Is that legal? I thought that in those cases you'd at least have to get some sort of redundancy package.

    It is, we are consultants and he got fired from the project. Hopefully the consultancy company will keep him, but there's been cases where consultants without projects were given the choice to go back to their own country and find a project there or be fired. Right now he's in partial unemployment.

    Also since his contract with the consultancy company ends shortly, it can affect renewal.
  • malmon 07-18-2020, 01:54 PM
    (07-18-2020, 03:45 AM)Dontmindme Wrote:
    (07-17-2020, 12:21 PM)malmon Wrote: Without notice? Is that legal? I thought that in those cases you'd at least have to get some sort of redundancy package.

    It is, we are consultants and he got fired from the project. Hopefully the consultancy company will keep him, but there's been cases where consultants without projects were given the choice to go back to their own country and find a project there or be fired. Right now he's in partial unemployment.

    Also since his contract with the consultancy company ends shortly, it can affect renewal.


    Damn, sounds like a rather precarious situation. I hope it turns out okay for him >~<
  • Dontmindme 07-18-2020, 03:29 PM
    (07-18-2020, 01:54 PM)malmon Wrote: Damn, sounds like a rather precarious situation. I hope it turns out okay for him >~<

    Same! I think he was a bit relieved as well, because the work stressed him a lot. 

    What about you, what's your mood malmon?
  • seel 07-18-2020, 05:52 PM (Edited 07-18-2020, 05:54 PM)
    Feelin' good. Visited the forums for the first time in a while and banned someone for advertising.
  • malmon 07-19-2020, 08:26 AM
    (07-18-2020, 03:29 PM)Dontmindme Wrote:
    (07-18-2020, 01:54 PM)malmon Wrote: Damn, sounds like a rather precarious situation. I hope it turns out okay for him >~<

    Same! I think he was a bit relieved as well, because the work stressed him a lot. 

    What about you, what's your mood malmon?


    Me? hmm, kinda lonely, I guess. Somewhat stressed because I fucked up two days in a row at work. Not entirely sure if I want to buy a house or not... stuff like that ^_^'
  • Dontmindme 07-20-2020, 01:30 AM
    (07-19-2020, 08:26 AM)malmon Wrote: Me? hmm, kinda lonely, I guess. Somewhat stressed because I fucked up two days in a row at work. Not entirely sure if I want to buy a house or not... stuff like that ^_^'


    Eh, it's not much but you have a family here on Lewd, come to us when you feel lonely! Mistakes happen, you should gloss over it, the more stressed out you are the more mistakes will happen. What did you do?
    Such an adult choice to make ahah, I prefer renting for the freedom it gives, but owning would probably be cheaper. Do you need to move?
  • malmon 07-20-2020, 09:10 AM
    (07-20-2020, 01:30 AM)Dontmindme Wrote:
    (07-19-2020, 08:26 AM)malmon Wrote: Me? hmm, kinda lonely, I guess. Somewhat stressed because I fucked up two days in a row at work. Not entirely sure if I want to buy a house or not... stuff like that ^_^'


    Eh, it's not much but you have a family here on Lewd, come to us when you feel lonely! Mistakes happen, you should gloss over it, the more stressed out you are the more mistakes will happen. What did you do?
    Such an adult choice to make ahah, I prefer renting for the freedom it gives, but owning would probably be cheaper. Do you need to move?


    Mistakes happen, but when they involve damaging ££££s worth of equipment, things become a bit more difficult to forgive. Blew up one prototype be forgetting to divide the power supply voltage by 100 in some testing code, and the day after had one fall flat onto a concrete floor from 2m.

    Renting would probably be more convenient, but it's money that you'll never see again. Houses are expensive, but at least you keep it at the end of the mortgage, and own a bit more of it every month.

    I don't *need* to move, but I'd rather not live with my mum forever >.<

    Another option would be if my mum buy's a second house, I could just "rent" the place I'm in now.
  • Dontmindme 07-20-2020, 09:44 AM
    (07-20-2020, 09:10 AM)malmon Wrote: Mistakes happen, but when they involve damaging ££££s worth of equipment, things become a bit more difficult to forgive. Blew up one prototype be forgetting to divide the power supply voltage by 100 in some testing code, and the day after had one fall flat onto a concrete floor from 2m.

    Renting would probably be more convenient, but it's money that you'll never see again. Houses are expensive, but at least you keep it at the end of the mortgage, and own a bit more of it every month.

    I don't *need* to move, but I'd rather not live with my mum forever >.<

    Another option would be if my mum buy's a second house, I could just "rent" the place I'm in now.

    Those are indeed some expensive mistakes. Your company is not insured for that?
    My take is that signing for 20 years doesn't seem worth it. You can always sell before the end, but neighborhoods or even global situation can change a lot in 20 years. If you look at the US, the guys that bought in Seattle still have their houses but I'm pretty sure the price plumetted, so besides a legacy they can't do much with it.
    Yeah, you have a job, now next step is to leave the parental house ahah. Unless it's convenient for you to stay, I mean that's a pretty big saving to stay with your mother.
  • malmon 07-21-2020, 01:04 PM
    (07-20-2020, 09:44 AM)Dontmindme Wrote:
    (07-20-2020, 09:10 AM)malmon Wrote: Mistakes happen, but when they involve damaging ££££s worth of equipment, things become a bit more difficult to forgive. Blew up one prototype be forgetting to divide the power supply voltage by 100 in some testing code, and the day after had one fall flat onto a concrete floor from 2m.

    Renting would probably be more convenient, but it's money that you'll never see again. Houses are expensive, but at least you keep it at the end of the mortgage, and own a bit more of it every month.

    I don't *need* to move, but I'd rather not live with my mum forever >.<

    Another option would be if my mum buy's a second house, I could just "rent" the place I'm in now.

    Those are indeed some expensive mistakes. Your company is not insured for that?
    My take is that signing for 20 years doesn't seem worth it. You can always sell before the end, but neighborhoods or even global situation can change a lot in 20 years. If you look at the US, the guys that bought in Seattle still have their houses but I'm pretty sure the price plumetted, so besides a legacy they can't do much with it.
    Yeah, you have a job, now next step is to leave the parental house ahah. Unless it's convenient for you to stay, I mean that's a pretty big saving to stay with your mother.


    I guess they might be insured... but I'm not sure how that works when it's for in-house hardware. They were a couple of prototypes of units we'll be making. Even if the company could claim on insurance, it probably wouldn't be a big enough claim to bother. Nevertheless, it's not a great position to be in when the company's considering redundancies, even if my position is currently safe.

    20? Would be closer to 40 in my case. It would suck to be in debt for that long, but you actually get something at the end of it that has value. Whereas you're unlikely to see rent money ever again. I suppose if one finds a house nice enough to keep indefinitely, then drops in the housing market won't matter much anyway. Though you might feel like a bit of a chump.

    It is convenient to stay, however, I'd like to live my own life as well. Our current flat is... too small for the both of us. We get along fine, but I get very little privacy at all.
  • Backlash 07-22-2020, 06:51 AM
    Hmm, hmm~, feelin' pretty good honestly. It's my third migraine-free day of the week, and my second one in a row! I hope it keeps up.

    I'm also feelin' good since I got to catch up with a friend last night. Turns out there's a whole new dimension to her I never even knew, and what's more, she complimented the romance/tragedy subplot I had for a writing project I postponed due to my headaches. It really did mean the world to me... >///<'

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  • Backlash 07-24-2020, 12:10 PM
    Pretty melancholy, honestly. I spent all day yesterday skimming through a Reddit thread of "seemingly innocuous videos taken right before tragedies", and they were invariably ones that featured people right before their death, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, torture, or before they committed some terrible act of mass murder. Oftentimes these folks were kids. Hell, there was one that stands out to me, of actress on the set of Scarface having an absolute mental break after seeing a special effects blood pack go off, who ended up getting out of a car in the middle of nowhere and was never seen again. People say it was schizophrenia, probably aggravated by all the drugs that actors passed around like candy, but we'll never know for certain.

    That was just a primer, however. What's really made me sad is noticing a souvenir we've kept over the years. I'm not sure if they still run it now, but a while back, Coca-Cola had this promotional campaign where their labels would say "Share a coke with <...>", the blank being filled with a common first name. Well, as my family's luck would have it, that was also around the time my brother's teacher (special ed) suddenly passed away in her sleep at home.

    Such a kind soul. Always quick with a joke, innately jovial, and often a better mother to her students than the one they'd been born to. It's no surprise she was my mom's closest friend. As I'd been pondering the transience of our existence lately, seeing that bottle tucked away in a rarely-visited nook of the house, still pristine in the clinical glow of fluorescent lighting, triggered an outpour of emotion that kept me up all night.

    Times like that, I wish life could be simple again.

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  • Angel 07-27-2020, 09:03 PM
    A deep shade of blue
  • LucianDreamer 08-03-2020, 11:21 PM (Edited 08-03-2020, 11:21 PM)
    I am no longer going to try and play as Japan again this time because I'm aware that generating Touhou girls for a team draft counts as choosing Japan. I'll have to hand it over to Angel if such a decision is worth merit. Still happy enough to try out different countries, though.
  • Loko 08-04-2020, 11:43 AM
    (07-24-2020, 12:10 PM)Backlash Wrote: Pretty melancholy, honestly. I spent all day yesterday skimming through a Reddit thread of "seemingly innocuous videos taken right before tragedies", and they were invariably ones that featured people right before their death, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, torture, or before they committed some terrible act of mass murder. Oftentimes these folks were kids. Hell, there was one that stands out to me, of actress on the set of Scarface having an absolute mental break after seeing a special effects blood pack go off, who ended up getting out of a car in the middle of nowhere and was never seen again. People say it was schizophrenia, probably aggravated by all the drugs that actors passed around like candy, but we'll never know for certain.

    That was just a primer, however. What's really made me sad is noticing a souvenir we've kept over the years. I'm not sure if they still run it now, but a while back, Coca-Cola had this promotional campaign where their labels would say "Share a coke with <...>", the blank being filled with a common first name. Well, as my family's luck would have it, that was also around the time my brother's teacher (special ed) suddenly passed away in her sleep at home.

    Such a kind soul. Always quick with a joke, innately jovial, and often a better mother to her students than the one they'd been born to. It's no surprise she was my mom's closest friend. As I'd been pondering the transience of our existence lately, seeing that bottle tucked away in a rarely-visited nook of the house, still pristine in the clinical glow of fluorescent lighting, triggered an outpour of emotion that kept me up all night.

    Times like that, I wish life could be simple again.

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    I feel this so much. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you're doing better now. The world can be unbearably dark sometimes.
  • Backlash 09-06-2020, 11:57 PM (Edited 09-06-2020, 11:57 PM)
    (08-04-2020, 11:43 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (07-24-2020, 12:10 PM)Backlash Wrote: Pretty melancholy, honestly. I spent all day yesterday skimming through a Reddit thread of "seemingly innocuous videos taken right before tragedies", and they were invariably ones that featured people right before their death, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, torture, or before they committed some terrible act of mass murder. Oftentimes these folks were kids. Hell, there was one that stands out to me, of actress on the set of Scarface having an absolute mental break after seeing a special effects blood pack go off, who ended up getting out of a car in the middle of nowhere and was never seen again. People say it was schizophrenia, probably aggravated by all the drugs that actors passed around like candy, but we'll never know for certain.

    That was just a primer, however. What's really made me sad is noticing a souvenir we've kept over the years. I'm not sure if they still run it now, but a while back, Coca-Cola had this promotional campaign where their labels would say "Share a coke with <...>", the blank being filled with a common first name. Well, as my family's luck would have it, that was also around the time my brother's teacher (special ed) suddenly passed away in her sleep at home.

    Such a kind soul. Always quick with a joke, innately jovial, and often a better mother to her students than the one they'd been born to. It's no surprise she was my mom's closest friend. As I'd been pondering the transience of our existence lately, seeing that bottle tucked away in a rarely-visited nook of the house, still pristine in the clinical glow of fluorescent lighting, triggered an outpour of emotion that kept me up all night.

    Times like that, I wish life could be simple again.

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    I feel this so much. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you're doing better now. The world can be unbearably dark sometimes.

    Thank you so much, Loko... A few kind words can go a long way, especially coming from you...

    As... of late, the world has seemed to be unraveling around me. In general, it seems a lot of people are fed up with how I don't measure up to an individual without crippling health problems. ^^'7 There's also how my family plans to move halfway cross the country eventually, and call me selfish for not wanting to go. But I'll keep my head held high, and do what's best for me. I'd reckon that's the most anyone can do, ne?

    I hope you're okay too, cutie. These are rough times, and I worry about you... <3

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  • Tang 09-07-2020, 10:29 AM (Edited 09-07-2020, 10:31 AM)
    i've been feeling worried as hell for quite a while lately, all the time
  • Loko 09-08-2020, 01:47 PM
    (09-06-2020, 11:57 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-04-2020, 11:43 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (07-24-2020, 12:10 PM)Backlash Wrote: Pretty melancholy, honestly. I spent all day yesterday skimming through a Reddit thread of "seemingly innocuous videos taken right before tragedies", and they were invariably ones that featured people right before their death, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, torture, or before they committed some terrible act of mass murder. Oftentimes these folks were kids. Hell, there was one that stands out to me, of actress on the set of Scarface having an absolute mental break after seeing a special effects blood pack go off, who ended up getting out of a car in the middle of nowhere and was never seen again. People say it was schizophrenia, probably aggravated by all the drugs that actors passed around like candy, but we'll never know for certain.

    That was just a primer, however. What's really made me sad is noticing a souvenir we've kept over the years. I'm not sure if they still run it now, but a while back, Coca-Cola had this promotional campaign where their labels would say "Share a coke with <...>", the blank being filled with a common first name. Well, as my family's luck would have it, that was also around the time my brother's teacher (special ed) suddenly passed away in her sleep at home.

    Such a kind soul. Always quick with a joke, innately jovial, and often a better mother to her students than the one they'd been born to. It's no surprise she was my mom's closest friend. As I'd been pondering the transience of our existence lately, seeing that bottle tucked away in a rarely-visited nook of the house, still pristine in the clinical glow of fluorescent lighting, triggered an outpour of emotion that kept me up all night.

    Times like that, I wish life could be simple again.

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    I feel this so much. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you're doing better now. The world can be unbearably dark sometimes.

    Thank you so much, Loko... A few kind words can go a long way, especially coming from you...

    As... of late, the world has seemed to be unraveling around me. In general, it seems a lot of people are fed up with how I don't measure up to an individual without crippling health problems. ^^'7 There's also how my family plans to move halfway cross the country eventually, and call me selfish for not wanting to go. But I'll keep my head held high, and do what's best for me. I'd reckon that's the most anyone can do, ne?

    I hope you're okay too, cutie. These are rough times, and I worry about you... <3

    Stay strong. You're making your own choices, and your family will have to deal with that. And it's unfair of you to be compared to a healthy individual. No one wants to be unhealthy - however they still have to live with what life has dealt them. You have nothing to prove to these people, okay?


    I've been doing alright for a while. It's been a rough year, yeah. But we will get through this.
  • Angel 09-16-2020, 11:20 PM
    Annoyed that when I go somewhere for memes. Politics politics politics. Both candidates stuck i don't want to see neither of them all I want is memes but even that is among us memes that got old in 10 minutes just stop killing things off pls. Just annoyed
  • LucianDreamer 09-17-2020, 12:17 AM
    (09-16-2020, 11:20 PM)Angel Wrote: Annoyed that when I go somewhere for memes. Politics politics politics. Both candidates stuck i don't want to see neither of them all I want is memes but even that is among us memes that got old in 10 minutes just stop killing things off pls. Just annoyed

    That's exactly the reason why I'll be leaving NationStates come Election Day, I just need time to find the right words to say goodbye to as many people I met, I probably met as close to over a hundred people. It already took a toll on my sanity, especially from last year that accosted my main nation.


    To everyone in here if you read this, my actual retirement date from here is on December 15, with no return date, and my reasoning for it on that day will be: I'm retiring, thanks for having me here for 3 years

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