Update 4: Epic is now suing google too.
Update 3: Fortnite has now been removed from the google play store as well. The Play store link is now unavailable.
Googles statement released to news outlets:
> The open Android ecosystem lets developers distribute apps through multiple app stores. For game developers who choose to use the Play Store, we have consistent policies that are fair to developers and keep the store safe for users. While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies. However, we welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fort... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 16 and my stepsister is 14
I've known my step-mom for a while and since I was 10, so we have a pretty okay relationship. She had a child from another relationship which is my stepsister.
Both are somewhat strict with things like grades, curfew, internet access etc, and they're especially strict about boys which I hate. I can't even be friends with one without my dad demanding I either stop talking to them to distance myself from them. We live in a someehat bad area and my dad doesn't want me to possibly end up with a junkie or something
I've been secretly dating this guy since freshmen year. He's a good guy, top of the class and has a future for himself and respects my education. He's amazing and I love em.
My stepsister recently had an emergency and she called me downstairs because some guy was acting weird at the time and didn't leave the front of thr building. I went immediately and told her to go in my room and stay there (her bedroom window is near the front). I left... keep reading on reddit ➡
This should always be your mindset. Mindfully, never point a firearm at anything you do not intent to kill. Never put your finger in the trigger guard unless you are ready to shoot. A firearm should only ever be considered "not loaded" once it has been dissembled. Do not tolerate bad firearm etiquette from those around you.
There are no gun accidents, only stupid people.
That said, places that are hard to get into are generally better. For instance, I once looked into getting a job as a local firefighter. The fire chief shook his head and said, "No one ever quits. The pay is good, the benefits are great and the pension is even better. The only way anyone ever leaves is if they are fired, retires, and I haven't lost a firefighter yet."
The ones that are tough to get are the way to go, usually.
Edit: As some people have correctly pointed out, there are exceptions to this. For instance jobs requiring rare skills, jobs no one is really interested in, or businesses are need more people because their work volume keeps increasing.
“It was a culmination of a couple different acts," Fitzgerald told ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, according to the league office. "Immediately after the no call, he turned and threw an air punch directly at me and then he aggressively charged at me and then he used vulgarity in my ear a few times."
November 28,2017. Double-technical, immediately thrown out. My heart sank when I saw it because it meant Bron’s clean record was tarnished.
Kane Fitzgerald is one of the most selfish referees in the game. He has such an inflated ego and constantly tries to make the game about himself. I can’t imagine being a player dealing with a ref always trying to upstage you. This is why he is usually gone before the Conference/NBA finals, because it would be indefensible.
ThrowRA - she uses reddit more than me.
I’ll just get right to it. About 2 and a half weeks ago, my girlfriend decided that she wanted to lose weight. I have no idea how much (she won’t tell me her start weight or any of her goals), but I’m guessing it’s in the realm of 20-25 pounds. It’s no secret to me that she’s overweight, but I like her the way she is and this is the only way that I’ve ever known her.
Anyway, she signed up for that Noom program, which is basically an app for counting calories from what I understand. She eats a strict 1200 calories per day and drinks almost a gallon of water every day. In some ways it’s been good because I get a lot of home-cooked healthy dinners, but that’s beside the point. We’ve also started going on long walks (1+ miles) every other night or so, and she picked up some yoga off YouTube.
The problem is, since beginning her diet, her self esteem has spiraled out of control. She wakes up every morning and weighs herself and then tells me that... keep reading on reddit ➡
Science is by far the most interesting subject as it is the study of the smallest things in the universe all the way to the biggest and brightest things. It also teaches how the universe works and how things on earth work. However the reason many students find it boring is because the curriculum doesn't do a good job at explaining these things and instead teaches very specific things rather then a summary of the subject. If it wasn't this way then it would make kids want to further learn about their preferred science.
And in my personal experience, and from what I've seen online, most people get sucky teachers who don't do a good job at making science fun.
For background I (16F) live with my dad. My mom and her family aren't in the picture for reasons irrelevant to this story. My dad has an older brother who has a son (20m, henceforth known as Rick) and the four of us spend a lot of time together.
Rick and I have never gotten along, as long as I can remember he's picked on me, told me my hobbies are dumb and when we were younger he would break my stuff.
Yesterday was the first time in a while we had them over, I was just chilling by the bonfire playing on my phone while my dad and uncle were catching up. Rick excused himself to go to the bathroom but was gone for quite a while. My dad asked me to go check on him and when I did he wasn't in the bathroom.
He was digging around my now trashed room.
Me: What the f*ck do you think your doing?
Rick: You have a Nintendo switch right? Where is it?
Me: Get the hell out of my room, don't touch my stuff.
Rick: Just tell me where your switch is.
At this point pretty much everything I own i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Context: When my wife was pregnant with my now 15-year-old daughter (Claire), I begged her to abort her as I felt that I wasn't ready to be a father. She refused and long story short I divorced her over it. I still paid child support but I was an absentee father for most of her life until around she was 10. When she was 10, her mom and I reconnected and I took a much more active part in Claire's life. My Wife and I remarried about 2 years ago and we have a 1-year-old daughter together too.
Conflict: Claire and I were hanging out late at night and we were having one of those late-night chats where you talk about life and such. She asked me why I wasn't in her life much when she was little and why Mom and I divorced at first. In the past, her Mom and I would just blow off the question and said we had differing values and such. But I decided to tell Claire the truth because I felt she was entitled to a real answer, I told her at the time she was born, I wasn't ready to be a father and... keep reading on reddit ➡
For me it’s because I don’t want my parents to go through grief. They love me a lot. There’re no words to explain how much they love me. And it sucks because I wanna do it so bad. I’m so tired of living.
I didn’t even say this in a depressing way. It’s just I see no use of me living because I never do anything useful. I have no special talents. I’m just a very ordinary girl who has very plain life.
You never know what someone has in their vehicle that is making them drive slow; could be their pets or an expensive item they are transporting. I know individuals who regularly transport $15k machine parts in their personal vehicles and they need to take turns slow. Too often, I get mad at someone for not being aggressive and taking that turn or accelerating slower than I do. I forget that not everyone has an empty vehicle like mine.
A little bit of background: me, my f Boyfriends and several others who I know play DND over discord. Ive know the other players for about 3 years while the new people I've known only about 3 months. For note, the other players don't know my boyfriend is my boyfriend, and it hardly seemed worth telling
1st dm- he was a great dm, this is not Steve,but he was a player in this. Upon starting this campaign, one of the new players , Steve, said he would start a new campaign as well, wondered if we were interested. I started making up a character, and after expressing my interest in chat, two girls messaged me warning that while his campaign was okay, he had a really bad sexist streak and would hit on your character, etc etc.
So I chose to be male. Well, I've been a female for my entire life, why not try it? I ended up rolling a druid dude. Upon our first session, Steve was surprised , and "I thought you'd be playing a girl, you do know that druid is more of a girly class right?" Eh, I... keep reading on reddit ➡
As simple as that. Reddit seems to have a hard-on for calling out anyone who eats at Chick-fil-a, because they formerly donated to questionable charities. I think if that’s your position, then the iPhone that you typed your high-horse rant on, and the Jordans you have in your closet makes you a horrible human being since Apple and Nike are complicit in using forced labor
Why is it that being complicit in some unquestionable business practices makes you a bad person (Chick-Fil-a), but buying an iPhone doesn’t count because “there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism”?
If you truly believe the former, then the latter is just a logical extension of it.
Do you know why your childhood was best (if you didn't had bad family)? Because you didn't understod what the fuck is going on in the world. Thanks to media we now know too much of bad news and too little good news. Do you know why Karens not wearing masks exists? Because they got information they want to belive which wouldn't happen 20-30 years ago.
My wife has extremely sensitive skin and she has always struggled with it. I've never cared about her having acne despite her being really insecure about it. She has seen countless dermatologists and other professionals trying to get rid of it to no avail.
We have a small drying rack thing for our cleaning sponge in our bathroom. It's where a square cleaning sponge is kept and it's used to quickly clean the counters and mirrors if needed. Pretty handy right? My wife got it for us, she is so awesome coming up with these things.
Well I was in the bathroom today and saw that my wife had bought a new cleaning sponge. But it was a super weird egg shaped sponge. I found this eggsponge hilarious and asked my wife why she would get such a weird shaped sponge and not just a normal square one. She told me it would be easier to use than the old one to put makeup on.
What. My wife uses our cleaning sponge for makeup. I don't understand. She saw the confusion on my face and asked me what's wron... keep reading on reddit ➡
TLDR: Church Youth Minister spread false rumors about me and got me kicked out of the church I had attended my whole life, for no reason other than pure meanness. I found a guy who hated him even more than I did, and I gave the guy information that he used to do a very artful and thorough job of completely ruining the Youth Minister's life. He got fired and blacklisted, couldn't find another job. By chance I saw him several years later, working a shitty job, SWEET....
About 6-7 years ago, I was a ministerial student at a conservative Christian college. I had attended the same "Bible believing" church since I was a small child. It was large, about 1,000 members, but not a megachurch.
This church had been an enormous part of my life for as long as I could remember. I played piano for youth choir, preached at the Children's Church service (which was held in the church's chapel at the same time as the adult service), drove the church bus to pick up "unchurched" children, etc & ad in... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I have a decent sized house and a large amount of land I own (12 acres, fenced in forest/field). I like cats but I dont really care that much about them. Anyways I have a friend who works at our local animal shelter and she was talking about how they are full on cats and they can't take anymore in. I made an impulse decision then and there to go adopt some cats. In total I went and got 4 cats. I have a cat door already installed on the back door (it was there when I bought this house) so they can come and go as they please, I was told 3 of them were outdoor cats. I let them chill in my house and get used to the new territory and went and bought several bags of cat food and water bowls and litter boxes and stuff. I got one litter box for each cat though I think they will likely do their business outside. They hid for a while then came out and started exploring a little bit. I'm pretty sure one of them already killed a field mouse because I saw a fresh carcass of one this morning. The... keep reading on reddit ➡
A lot of what I say will sound harsh, but there's no need not to be blunt since this is a throwaway and she'll never read it.
Before kids my wife was a completely different person. She had the same interests as everyone in our friend group (art, politics, literature, music, dancing, etc.), but if anything I would say she was even more knowledgeable than most. It was amazing how much she knew and how easily she could flawlessly shift from one conversation to another. She was certainly a social butterfly.
After kids my wife is nothing like what she was. I get it. Kids come first and she doesn't have the same amount of time for other interests, but she makes no effort either. She has become a typical mombie and everything always comes back to our kids. It's her entire identity at this point, but most people retain some of their prior life. And to be honest no one wants to hear about kids all the time, not even other parents.
So of course many of our friends have slowly cut her out b... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a single mom of a 18F daughter. My ex and I got a divorce 13 years ago when she was young. The reason was that he was cheating despite me forgiving him multiple times, and he just didn’t care to keep his family anymore. I got full custody and he paid his child support.
Back then my ex and I never told her the real reason why we were divorcing, it was more along the lines of “mommy and daddy decided to live in separate homes, you will be living with mommy but you can see daddy anytime you want” type of thing per our counselor’s suggestion. Infidelity was something that we didn’t necessarily want to address and it was not recommended for us to do that since she was so young.
My ex has stayed in touch with my daughter but he got remarried recently. This triggered my daughter to be curious about the real reason behind the divorce and she keeps asking me to tell her since she is old enough. I’m not sure why she’s so curious but it might be because my ex has been a good dad to her de... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just learned that ladies often wear sports bras (or even no bras) when wearing sweatshirts out and about instead of regular bras. IS THIS THE NORM? If so, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME UNTIL NOW? Apparently I am now seeking sports bra and bralette brand recommendations.
Update 3: Stop sending me bloody threats or your opinions through private message.
I received a message, and I quote "If you want people to sleep in cars so bad, why don't we have them all park outside your house, so they can sell drugs in your property, r*pe your daughters, murder your spouse, and leech off the government but pin it all on your hands?" You don't need to verbally assault someone for an opinion on any matter in the world. If you want to debate this, comment on the threat. I'm declining all PM's about the issue here on out.
Update 2: I've had a field day replying to all of you guys. I've changed my opinion a fair bit. It's a difficult topic- on one hand, morally speaking, i want to be able to make it easier for people to get off the street. But, to make it legal to sleep in a typical car, there are so many things that have to be taken into consideration- legal changes, new regulation, taxation, sanitary conditions. I've decided to retract my statement, and change my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Mine is “and I’m already Senate approved” with the little shoulder shrug 🤷🏼♀️
>"It's not sunshine and rainbows over here. Everyones dealing with the current state of the world differently then they normally would. I'm working 8am to 3am most days sometimes 10am to 1am, for the past month, 6 days a week. Prior to that, death of hope ruined a lot of bridges in my life and back then I didn't care because I was using passion. That passion eroded over time with people talking shit. I was not meant for the world wide web. As someone who's stupid love language is words of affirmation, it was already a challenge facing all this before. Now? with what ZERO reserve I have for myself and my own relationship of 9 years, it is really not worth it at all. I'm delaying my marriage for this dam thing. Told my partner of the plans already, she's excited to get back to life in a normal way sooner. < and I want that more then create stuff for ungrateful dicks @ the end of it all.
>In the end, this is for my own personal health. I'm doing part 2 with three 2 minut
I (24f) recently started seeing a new guy who waited until we were in bed about to get it on to tell me that he doesn’t wear condoms “on principle.”
He said that he’s used them before for one night stands but not people he “talks to” because it doesn’t feel as intimate or close. I told him that down the line if we got tested and were committed it would be different, but this would’ve been our first time so I was not gonna let that fly (personal/sexual health is not something I am willing to compromise). It led to an argument which ended with him saying girls have never had issues with it before and leaving.
I, slightly hurt and feeling rejected, just took this as a load of f*** boy bs and kicked him to the curb. I talked to other women and found out that it’s not an uncommon phenomenon.
So what’s the deal, men of reddit? Do you wear condoms? If not, what’s your reasoning?
Edit: wow so many responses to get through! For clarification: this was 5 or 6 dates in, but we had not committ... keep reading on reddit ➡
Disclaimer: Throw away, because my Step dad and his friends are active on reddit. On mobile as well.
TW: Incest, sex, high risk pregnancy, mention of death.
My mom had me at 18 right out of high school. long story short my dad died at 19 while he was away at uni. Then my mom re-married at 21 and had my sisters. My step dad, we’ll call him Scott, was the only father I’ve know, he’s been a great father, nothing out of the ordinary. Absolutely perfect parenting until I turned about 19.
I remember Scott was becoming a little more touchy then normal, and a little too personal. He would offer me wine (I declined) and would ask me about my sex life after one too many glasses. I bushed it off because I thought maybe he was being a nosey father and just wanted to make sure his daughter wasn’t having sex?
Then, this kind of stuff continued, to the point where my step dad tried to kiss me last year. I told my mom and she just laughed and told me “that’s how he gets after too many drinks”... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 22 for context. Everytime i stand up for myself i feel like i am going to cry and have to hold back tears for some reason. I also feel incredibly guilty for setting boundaries idk why though.
Anyone know why this would happen? Especially the crying part, i don’t get it. I’m pretty introverted but wouldn’t say i’m anxious