#2020. Here’s to the end! Make sure this gets upvoted, as there is a correlation between more participants and the donations a winner receives!
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It’s been a hell of a year. From the impeachment that took place to a currently ongoing election in Georgia (the state), from the missile strike on a foreign leader to the rise of civil rights protests, from the deaths of people that have inspired to those close that we’ve lost, in more ways than one, from the graduates that never got to say goodbye to their friends to the people who are about to lose their homes, this year has been long.
But like all good things, so too will this year come to an end. Whether or not we’ve grown, learned, or changed, we’ve survived, at least this far. There’s a light at the end of this tunnel, after so long, but it’ll be here. As a matter of fact, I’m looking forward to it. I missed exploring without having to worry for my life and the ones around me, seeing faces and getting to interact with them, getting to play, eat, and celebrate all the wonders of life. I hope I’m not the only one.
This Christmas season, we’re conducting one final [Drawing Thread] of the year, and I hope you’ve been looking forward to it. Since we’re anticipating a lot of new people here, make sure you have read the rules that follow to qualify for the subreddit. The premise of this subreddit is that, if a million people donate to a single person, we can make a millionaire! Now, we haven’t had a million people, but perhaps today can be a first!
Also, welcome to anyone and everyone joining in from /r/popular! While this event is done monthly, the most activity consistently takes place throughout the holiday season! If this is your first time and you’ve been around Reddit for at least a month, you’re eligible to enter, just make sure you read up on the rules below! For the record, this isn’t a lottery. Entry is free, the winner is funded publicly by the entire community, and the selection process uses blockchain, making it random but verifiable to anyone investigating. This also means we’re always guaranteed to make a winner, that the odds are only as big as the number of people participating, and it could even be you! Anyway, if you decide, make sure you stick around for our monthly threads!
In Case You Missed It:
• This is done every month, we will be doing this again starting with January for our 62^nd Drawing... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's been a wild year to say the least.
Thank you for the laughs, the tears, the gains, the losses, the fomo, the regret, the drama, the madness, the lessons, the facepalms, and everything in between.
Thank you for being here and being a part of WallStreetBets.
Wallstreetbets 2020 Recap:
We soared past 1B page views anally (1.35 billion!!)
We blasted past 1MM subscribers, surpassing r/investing, r/stocks, and r/financialindependence.
We were constantly in the top #5 subs by comments per day, often behind only r/AskReddit.
Thank you for being here and thank you for making WallStreetBets the "special" place it is.
EDIT: The winners have all been contacted so check your PMs if you haven't already! Thanks!
The Dawning has us in the mood for gifting. Since it's pretty difficult to send out freshly baked cookies, we thought giving out 20 Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Editions would spread some cheer.
You can enter to get one for yourself or to gift it to a friend. Just reply to this post below. Make sure you only reply once as a parent comment though as anyone replying more than once will be disqualified.
That's it. You have until 10AM Pacific tomorrow(12/22/2020) to reply to be eligible. I'll pick winners at random and DM them asking what platform they would like. So keep an eye on your inbox tomorrow around that time!
Hope you are enjoying the Dawning and have a great rest of your year!
I (33M) am having an issue where my family is pressuring me to resume contact with my brother (35M) after I went no contact years ago. Five years ago my brother I were working at the same company, I had been there for 3 years and he had been there for 2 (he was hired because I referred him when they were looking for new employees). When a management position came open he and I both applied for it and told each other it was no hard feelings if the other one got it. He was hired for the position and I was not, I was genuinely happy for him and did not have any negative feelings about him getting hired, I was proud of him and thought he deserved it.
A few months after he was hired for the position my former boss, who I have a great relationship with, left the company and asked me out for lunch. He told me in confidence that the reason my brother was hired over me, was that my brother took an email I sent him venting about a work issue and forwarded it to the hiring manager to explain why I was not a good fit for the position. I confronted him about this and he admitted it, and said he thinks it wasn't an underhanded thing to do because it simply showed how I wasn't “meant for” management because that's not how managers act.
I was devastated, I cut him out of my life completely, I told him that he was no longer my brother and to forget that I even exist. He tried to justify his betrayal and told me that it wasn't as serious as I was making it out to be, but I refused to be swayed despite massive pressure from my family to make peace with him. I found another job and I seldom interact with my family due to how I feel I was shown very little sympathy for what he did to me. The attitude I got from my family was essentially that it wasn't a nice thing to do, but he has children to take care of so it's understandable that he'd do anything to make more money to provide a better life for them, my mother said this to me almost verbatim.
He has attempted to contact me several times over the years and we once ran into each other at a store, but I ignored him and kept walking. He was not invited to my wedding, and he and his wife have not met my wife or my first born (10 months). My parents have been allowed to come and visit but my mother told me that the holidays aren't right without my family there, and they have begged me to put the past behind us and let this go so we can be a family again. My wife sides with me and thinks that my brother is an asshole, we spe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry for the weird formatting, on mobile.
About 3 years ago, my wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl after finding out we were unable to have kids. My wife and I absolutely adore our daughter and we're so happy to finally be parents. We recently moved back to the same state my parents live it so for the first time last year, we were able to attend a little gathering in my parents backyard for mothers day (socially distanced). It was my wife and I, my daughter, her two older cousins, my two sisters and their spouses. My mother is very big into mothers day and got each of my sisters a plant, some chocolates and a nice mother's day card, but told my wife she wasn't aware we were coming so she had nothing to give her. We were on the fence about going and didn't decide until that morning to go so my wife and I didn't think anything of it, we didn't go to get a gift, we went to see my family- until she followed up with "Besides, it's not like you're a REAL mother anyway". My wife froze and I asked my mother what she meant by that statement, and she said "well, you didn't carry (daughter) for nine months or give birth to her. You didn't go through labor. You're a "mother" but she isn't YOURS." My sisters, who have obviously each given birth both looked extremely uncomfortable, but both ultimately sided with my mother. I told my mother "real" mothers don't make those kind of comments, and until she realized how incredibly screwed up her statement and her way of thinking was i wanted nothing to do with her and she could quite frankly kiss my ass. My wife and I left shortly after with our daughter, and we haven't talked to any of them since then. A week ago my sister contacted me and went off about how upset everyone was that we "still haven't gotten over it" and how we were assholes for ignoring the family during the holidays. AITA for telling my mother off and is it my fault their holiday was ruined?
I keep seeing people say they hAd To REAlEAsE iT because people on Twitter made death threats over the delays. Well that’s crazy shit for anyone to be doing but believe me, the team at CDPR did not really fear that 12 year olds on Twitter posed an actual threat to their physical safety.
No, they released the game because their shareholders said times up we’ve been waiting 8 years and through 3 delays it’s time to cash in and we want it on shelves for the holiday season. It’s that simple. Stop blaming customers for a shoddy product because a corporate entity was, once again, greedy.
Was planning on going on a holiday with my bestfriend and a couple of each of our own friends. The person we rented to told us that for very cheap we could also get the much smaller cabin just next to our big cabin, so we figured we could offer to other people if they wanted the opportunity, and they could join us for meals and games and stuff in the bigger cabin.
A friend of my bestfriend gets a friend of his. Let's call him David. David is a divorced father of two with 50/50 custody. The friend clearly told him there would be no kids, and he shouldn't take his. David said on that week the kids were at his ex-wife's place.
You guess it, on the day off, David comes, the cabin is a 7 hours drive away from where we all live... We got here before him, we watch him come out of the car... Wrangling his 1yo and 3yo.
Intense headache right away. Buuuut there was a "mixup" so he had to take the kids (methinks he lied about it being his wife's week so he could come). Though at least at night he will be in his own cabin, right?
We see David brought a lot of ski gear and stuff. There is no daycare or anything here. So we all start to smell the shit he will try to pull to get out of watching his own kids.
He has a first argument with his friend. We figure mayyyybe it won't be that bad (lol).
We eat dinner together. The 3yo is jealous to death of the 1yo, so any attention given to the 1yo makes him literally scream for attention. The 1yo is a baby and screams and cries constantly too. David tries to rope people, but only us women, into caring for his kids with stuff like "Go play with auntie X!" "Auntie Y will help you eat!". Hard no everytime and we can tell it pisses him off. The kids start falling asleep, he asks to put them to sleep here so he can stay with us (as he can't leave them alone in the other cabin). His friend says yes. Couple hours later David leaves and takes his kids. Friend smells a good ol' smell of dirty diaper and shit in his room. There's one in the little bin that has no bin bag in it, and liquid shit seeped out of it and stuck in the bin. Great start to the holidays for the friend.
David comes to our cabin early in the morning, wrangling his kids... And with his ski gear with him. We are starting to get geared up, and he does too. Friend asks him what is he doing. David: Well I'm going to ski? Friend: What about your kids? David: Well the girls who aren't coming can watch them. Friend : Everyone is going, those who don't ski go hiking.... keep reading on reddit ➡