WINNERS HAVE NOW BEEN DRAWN AND 50 KEYS WERE GIVEN TO LOVELY REDDITORS IN THIS SUB WITH A FURTHER 250 GIVEN AWAY ON STREAM!
I can’t even begin to express how blown away I was by everyone’s kind words and generosity! Truly, thankyou!
The Christmas season is upon us, as such I have about 100 (112 at the time of counting) steam keys that I need to get rid of ranging anywhere from a couple dollars to $90 AUD.
I have decided that since my steam stats indicate Ive only opened something like 4% of my games, its clear I don't need them. Instead I came to the decision that I would give them away at random to try and spread some fun during a time when its needed most.
As such I will be giving away a random Steam key to 10 random users from this sub. All you need to do is comment to enter the giveaway. Depending on the popularity of the post I may increase the amount of keys distributed but it will be 10 at least!
My goal here is to give as many of these away as I can as quite frankly I don't need them and I want to avoid dribbling them out when I know so many people are needing a distraction right now.
In addition I will be hosting a stream on Twitch at 8PM ACST on Friday 18/12 in which all viewers are invited to join a game of marbles where several entrants will win random steam keys! (If you aren't familiar with marbles but are interested I guarantee it is incredibly simple and requires nothing but your presence!
Please join me at Twitch to join in: www.twitch.tv/thestrange_one
Important: I want to be very clear in saying that you are not required or expected to follow/cheer/sub in any way whatsoever. Everyone has the same chance. I would go as far as to say I would advise you to avoid following unless you genuinely like the content or my personality as this isn't me trying to farm follows. I just wanted to do something good in a time its needed most.
This is also my second time running something like this as I've found myself in a pretty fortunate situation during the pandemic and wanted to do what I can to spread some positivity and distractions so if you've seen something similar by me before you know that this is genuine. This will make my total keys given away this year well over 300 which has been incredibly fun to do!
Edit: Massive shout out to the kind souls who have messaged me with extra keys of their own to give away! I’m blown away by how many kind people are... keep reading on reddit ➡
I do want to apologise for any spelling mistakes as english isn’t my first language
I (M35) have been married for 3 years. My wife (F34) and i have 2 kids (M5) and (F3).
Just gonna hop right into it. Last Christmas like every other one my wife and i have a talk. Its really her telling me not to act like a “child” on Christmas morning. My in laws spend a week with us and leave after New Years and MIL always leaves with a complaint to my wife about my “behavior”.
Here’s what i do, i stay in my pajamas, and i sit on the floor with my kids and open presents with them. THATS IT. I don’t see the issues with this but my wife and MIL has huge problem with it. My wife always pulls me to the side and it turns into an argument. She wants me to go upstairs and change into clothes and act like an adult i don’t see problems with me staying in pajamas at 8 am
My MIL came to visit today and she asked me if i was ready to apologise for behaving like a “fool” on Christmas. This shit happened A MONTH AGO and she wants me to apologize. My wife just told me to say i’m sorry so it can be settled. I said she and her mother were being ridiculous and they needed to get over it as i’m not going to stop enjoying Christmas with my kids.
My MIL got offended and stormed out. My wife called me an asshole for “insulting” them. She now wants me to say sorry for both incidents. I didn’t even consider her words. My MIL posted on Facebook about me “insulting” her and im being harassed into apologising. I feel foolish just writing about this. So now here i am, so reddit tell me, am i the asshole?
Edits to add~ No it’s not inappropriate pajamas, i’m around my kids. It’s a regular shirt and pajama pants. Im not walking round in my skivvies. And i’m not in them all day usually til’ 10 in the morning, no later
Hi Reddit! On 7 January 2014, I underwent emergency surgery to receive an automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD), a device designed to stop dangerous arrhythmia in the heart by either pacing the heart back to a regular rhythm or shocking the heart into a “reboot” should pacing fail. This procedure stemmed from a massive episode of ventricular tachycardia (VT), a deadly condition that occurs when there are too many electrical impulses firing off in the heart; it presents as very rapid and irregular heartrates (my pulse was 240), making it very difficult for the heart to pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body.
In the 7 years since, I have suffered countless episodes of VT and ventricular fibrillation (VF), an even deadlier condition than VT, received upwards of 60-70 shocks from my AICD, survived two cardiac arrests, and have undergone three surgical procedures: 2 cardiac ablations, which are designed to map out the electrical signals in the heart and cauterize the problem signals, and one bilateral cardiac sympathectomy (no layman's link available, sorry), which severs the sympathetic nerve from the brain to the heart and theoretically severs the ability of the brain to tell the heart to have these episodes.
None of these procedures worked in the long run, though, and in the early hours of Christmas Day 2020, I underwent heart transplant surgery. On 7 January 2021, 7 years to the day after receiving my AICD, I left hospital to begin what is probably going to be a year-long recovery. The doctors are very happy with my progress and my new heart has shown zero signs of rejection. I look forward to a long, healthy life and will have everlasting gratitude to my anonymous donor.
Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he saw was a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose! Jack sat up and saw his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looked around the room and saw that it was in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So was the rest of the house.
He took the aspirins, and cringed when he saw a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he noticed a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove. I left early to get groceries to make you your favourite dinner tonight. I love you, darling!" He stumbled to the kitchen and sure enough, there was hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His son was also at the table, eating. Jack asked, "Son, what happened last night?" "Well, you came home after 3 A.M, drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door." Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??"
His son replied, "Oh THAT! Mum dragged you to the bathroom to clean you up, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, 'Leave me alone bitch, I'm married!'"
credits/original thread - u/OWPD
The Vanguard team had taken down multiple cheats that had surfaced in December when they were on their break now that they are back this month they have taken down a lot of those cheats, I have infiltrated some of their private VIP discord and caught some of their tears, a massive shout out to the Vanguard team for doing a fantastic job protecting the game!!
These cheaters have lost between 90$ to 600$ worth of cheat subscription and thats like 4500+ users so you can imagine how much money has been scammed
The newest album of tears -> https://imgur.com/a/nTMVEFk
Here are some old screenshots of the past cheat detections and waves
my $0.02 - imagine paying $13 daily and some even pay at an utmost price of $600 for cheat subscription. LUL
Since automod is taking the day off
NO Saints vs MIN Vikings.
GOODLUCK TO ALL, and have a Merry Christmas!
EDIT: RIP to Kamara opponents including me 😞
I (F16) live with my mom and her husband. My mom and dad divorced when i was 2 and she and her husband had another kid, my half sister (14). I visit my dad here and there but not often due to him traveling a lot for work.
Recently i’ve grown into liking anime and other things so i asked my mom if i could rearrange my room. It was super plain and depressing at first so it felt good to add color and lots of decorations (posters, led lights, pictures)
It took nearly 3 weeks but it came out super nice and it overall makes me a lot happier to be in. Last week, my half sister went into my room while i was visiting my dad to celebrate Christmas early and she told her dad she wanted my room because it looked nice to her.
When i came home my mom told me about her wanting my room and i said no. She said it would mean a lot to my half sister and i could take her room and redecorate that one. I said no again and that if she really wanted a room like mine she could decorate her own herself with their help.
My mom said she was just a kid and wouldn’t be able to do all the decorations like i did and it would be simple if i just redecorated the other room. I was angry my mom would even suggest i give up my room i worked hard for and even spent my own money on everything but the paint. Her husband offered to give me money to decorate the other room without spending my money but i still declined.
My mom called me a brat and said i was almost 17 and should grow up, that i wouldn’t be in the room anymore than another 2 years so it wasn’t a big deal to give it up. Her husband called me selfish and said i was crushing his daughter’s feelings and that was the only thing she wanted for Christmas. His words were “OP, how could you crush your little sister’s dreams and be so selfish”.
I get it’s just a room but i still don’t think it’s right that i have to give up something i worked hard for because she went into my room without my permission, something they didn’t even care to acknowledge. My mom has been trying to convince me to give her the room and i said if she takes my room then i’ll remove all the decorations. She has been mad at me for nearly 3 days now i feel like an awful person for letting it get to this extent AITA?
Editing to add: My sister isn’t willing to decorate her room with me. I’ve offered and she said no. She just wants my room for idk what reason. And i refuse to decorate her entire room by myself.
Edit: THANK YOU to everyone who messaged me and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I F33 am a nurse and I been crazy busy lately. So busy that I'd spend two consecutive days at the hospital. I covered shifts during weekends/holidays for this year. We're not doing well financially and I've only been working for a few months and we have debts to pay for on time.
I'm exhausted all the time. I don't get to sleep much. My husband's parents are a.w.a.r.e of my work nature but still acted upset I didn't go shop for their gifts earlier. They did receive gifts from me and I made sure everyone was happy. My husband told me his mom wanted to bring the family and celebrate Christmas at our house. I politely declined and explained that I can't be serving 10+ people when I'm committed to a very demanding. Very strict schedule. My mother in law still pissed at me for this and told the family that I was using my job as an excuse since "I obviously can't even cook a decent meal let alone host a celebration". I really thought that they let another family member host Christmas dinner.
Christmas day at 2pm I got off work and went home feeling exhausted and could barely take a shower. My husband didn't leave the house and when I asked him about wether his family invited him for dinner he said no because "I ruined it" when I refused to let them come. I knew he was starting an argument I just left it at that. At 6pm the door rang and I saw his mom and dad walking in. I greeted them and brought them coffee and biscuits. They said they came to give us our gifts on behalf of the family and they stayed for over two hours. His mom started giving me looks and asking when she and her husband were going to eat dinner. I got up and decided to reheat the pizza we had from the night before and when his mom saw it she stared at me and asked if I was serious, she asked me where is Christmas dinner and was stunned that I didn't cook for the occasion. I told her I didn't cook because I wasn't expecting anyone to be invited to the house. She got upset and said that I should've cooked for the occasion REGARDLESS of wether we had guests or not because she said it's part of the "celebration" and talked about how every home had a Christmas feast. She said I had no ettiquete and that I was clearly Starving her son by not cooking even on holidays.
I got into an argument with her while my husband and his dad sat there watching. She called me disrespectful and to stop using my job as an excuse for my lack of function as a wife. Then they left. My husband said I should've taken a... keep reading on reddit ➡