Pory

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"underwater basket-weaving"

[he/him]/[21]/[USA]/[Minors DNF]

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General

[he/him], or [it/its] or [di/dim/dimself] as a treat. Transmasc :)

for more info, see my pronouns.page!

Music

digital art, sewing, knitting, writing poetry + lyrics, making VRChat avatars + worlds, furry, gunpla (amateur), TTRPGs, reading weird Wikipedia articles, a little bit of anything but sports

Movies

vocaloid (NILFRUITS, Utsu-P, inabakumori, Ferry, Mitchie M, Wowaka, etc)
yacht rock/soft rock (America, Steely Dan, Darryl Hall and John Oates, etc)
Lemon Demon (especially Damn Skippy and View-Monster)
other random stuff (CAKE, Kaizers Orchestra, Jack Stauber, new wave, uhhh other stuff too.)

Television

Yakuza/RGG series (only played 0 so far ;-;), Rhythm Heaven, Clone Hero, other rhythm games but I'm not super good at them, Cities: Skylines, American Truck Sim, VRChat, RDR2, Sims 4

Books

comfort media: Hunter: the Parenting, Technical Difficulties (youtube series by Tom Scott), Joe Pera Talks with You (if you vibe with any of these PLEASE let me know)
other stuff: Jerma985, Vargskelethor Joel, JJBA (especially SBR), MBMBaM, weird random stuff I find on the internet, OFMD, Howl's Moving Castle, Lupin the 3rd (especially part 2), Pop Team Epic, Back Street Girls: Gokudols (very gender), Way of the Househusband, Brian David Gilbert, Over the Garden Wall

Heroes

cozy stuff, rain, boba tea, weird little cats I see on the internet

Pory's Latest Blog Entries [View Blog]

BYF/DNI (tl;dr be rootin tootin and kind) (view more)

Novelty Drink Reviews (view more)

Welcome to SpaceHey: a beginner's guide! (view more)

Blocking (etc) users without functional block (etc) buttons (view more)

VRChat world making: it's like the Sims for nerds! (view more)

Pory's Blurbs

About me:

I'm Ry! I'm an early-20s dude whose life goal is to be as cozy as possible.

IMs welcome!

Who I'd like to meet:

Anyone who's cozy, chill, and kind. :)

Check my pinned blog for more deets and my DNI.
[Minors DNF, sorry. Interacting on posts I make or threads I reply to is ok.]


ENTER THE BLINKIE ZONE?
yes my blinkies are brokey, I'll get around to it eventually

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Fawkes

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If you could get Joe Biden to pass one executive order, but you have to beat him in some sort of game before he'll pass it, what would you order Boe Jiden to order, and what activity would you beat his ass in?

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I have a few ideas but I feel like most of them would run into problems being implemented or get immediately overturned. So, my choice is forcing him to raise the national minimum wage to like $12/hr. It's low enough to where I don't think it would cause many problems putting it into action, and I think if Congress tried to undo it people of several different political inclinations would be pissed.

I'd challenge him to 4 tracks of Mariokart Wii, 150cc. The tracks don't matter, because he's 81(!!!). I'm not even planning on living to 81. I'm not competitive-level at Mariokart or anything but I do know where the shortcuts are and I can get through Rainbow Road or something with minimal falling off.

But yeah I don't feel confident getting him to enact like free national healthcare or anything because if I did I fear that some health insurance exec would put a horse head in my bed. And that just sounds like a pain to clean up, y'know?

What about you?

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[forgive the accidental double-comment, my thumb slipped and I sent a comment too early. but I thought I backed out of it before it sent. so I started writing a second draft from scratch and posted that by the time I noticed that comment 1 still existed]

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HRMMMMMMM. Minimum wage is such a complicated issue. First, the president can only unilaterally raise the minimum wage within the scope of the executive (biden already raised the hourly minimum wage for federal gvmnt contractors to $15), but outside of that, you'd need congress's approval.

A good place for improvement within the power of an executive order I think would be for the federal government to stipulate that any employees or contractors of private entities be paid a 12-15$ minimum wage if that private enterprise is to receive any federal money. This would be helpful all over the place, but especially in Universities. A weird condition of many student visas is that they only allow non-citizen students to work for pay for the university.

This sounds kinda like a good idea if your concern is that foreigners are using student visas to obtain wages in the US, but it is super detrimental for university studying because of the effects it has on the labor market. Because foreign students can only work for their university, the universities have a large pool of laborers who are forced to accept university wages, meaning they do not offer competitive wages.

This has two particularly nasty consequences.

  1. US Citizens who are supporting themselves through College, and therefore need competitive wages, can not find well paying work in academia. Without any well (enough) paying positions, they are forced to take a job somewhere else, which might require sacrificing undergraduate research or other any of the other academic involvement. So this noncompetitive market hurts the upward mobility of poor US students because they can't afford to get into research and make a good masters or doctoral candidate. Richer students, who never needed to support themselves and can take the job just for the research opportunity therefore stay entrenched within academia and non-citizen students have to just take or leave university pay regardless of how bad the wage is.
  2. This has a secondary run-off effect of causing the demographics of student employees to be very different from the student population. With non-citizen students only able to work on campus and citizen students who need to support themselves having to find off-campus work, you end up with a lot of non-citizen student employees. That can kind of suck because like I have a hard time with processing voices already sometimes and foreign accents don't help!


And a federal projects minimum wage would just fix this! Assuming it's a competitive minimum wage, that is. It would help poorer citizens, who are currently largely disenfranchised, find work in academia and by increasing the amount of people who would look for jobs in academia, you should also expect higher quality employees to be selected on average.

Even with congress's approval, I'm honestly not sure I support a general minimum wage. There are a whole bunch of weird problems that minimum wages cause (especially where they interact with labor markets which employ people illegally), but I do think wages neeed to be higher in general, so I'm mixed. I personally think that the US needs European-style
unions and that would fix most wage issues. Also the corresponding anti-union-busting laws. American unions do not currently have the protections to actually organize labor to have their demands met through collective action and have basically just become industry-specific lobbying groups and that's why they barely actually help workers. If we could just magically have european-style unions in the US, I don't think the minimum wage would be a problem. But, we don't, and I'm unsure if American culture is capable of creating good, strong unions. If we can have good unions, I think minimum wages are stinky, but if we aren't culturally capable of that, I guess minimum wages are the best we got...

For my personal Joe Biden order, there are eight million extremely ideological things that I might do if I didn't have to feat my executive order being overturned, especially if I can also exercise fiat over congress, but I'll just answer with something that I think is actually politically feasible -- banning big pharma companies from patenting their medicine if it's paid for by federal money. This almost happened with the covid vaccine under the Trump administration, so it feels like a super politically viable change to me.

I would beat Joe Biden's ass in NES Tetris or Tetris Effect, his choice.

Also I'm pretty sure spacehey fixed the ghost notifications for deleted messages, so in the future, no need to apologize.

by Fawkes; ; Report

I mean that's a fair breakdown, and I agree that if the US was like a lot of European nations when it came to work then it wouldn't be a big deal. But also there's nothing more American than treating your employees as badly as you can get away with.

Also I like your option, but you WOULD wake up with a horse head in your bed. At least whatever medicine you had to take to get rid of whatever disease you contracted from the horse head would be cheaper?

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Fawkes

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Hey Pory! It's been a little bit since I've wandered in here. Could I ask of you, as a quest, that you send me your favorite remix? Anything which you can justify calling a remix works, not just music, is acceptable. Thanks.

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Good tidings, nice to see ya around! I typically prefer originals to remixes because I'm a nerd. Uhhh if we're talking about remixes that are way better than the original, Giga's version of this Vocaloid song turned the song from complete nothingburger to something listenable. I really liked Fall Out Boy's intro on that one remix of hand crushed by a mallet by 100 gecs but the verses, done by a different guest artist, were lackluster. I'm sure that I have more answers rattling around my noggin somewhere but that's all I've got for now.
Except:
-Joke answer that claims itself to be a remix but seems to just be a completely independent song by the same artist as the original song being referenced (cw balls)
-Does plunderphonics that has been so plundered and phonicked that it's basically actually just sampling count? I've been digging this artist lately

Tl;dr I don't really have a favorite remix per se but I can acknowledge when an artist puts a good spin on a song

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Plunderphonics do count, but only if the new song is made of very little except the old song.

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Fawkes

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What are your favorite cake songs?

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Only just saw this but uhh

Where Would I Be?, Long Time, Wheels, Moustache Man (Wasted), Meanwhile Rick James, Up So Close... I'm not gonna be too mad listening to anything by them through, even the goofy shit like Opera Singer :)

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It kinda says something about the breadth of cake's work that almost every cake fan I talk to has different favorite songs.

by Fawkes; ; Report

Yea, CAKE has such a distinct sound but so many moods. What are your favorites?

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It's coming down, war pigs, Rock n' roll lifestyle, stickshifts n' safetybelts, federal funding, Commissioning a Symphony in C, Comfort Eagle, Long Time.

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áine

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thnx so much for the addback! im in blinkie zone. awesome profile :+)

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You're welcome, I just checked out your Nekoweb page and it's REALLY cute!! I've been thinking about moving my website from Neocities to Nekoweb but I dunno, I'm lazy (@_@)

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ahh thank you :+) and literally mood.. there's a reason i only have the homepage done haha. conversely i checked out your site too! i'm totally adding 'coolness' into my life principles too that's fucking awesome. i would recommend nekoweb, even though the only reason i moved is because i prefer the domain name. cat :3

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Fawkes

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What is your favorite thing that can be said to be "like a webcomic" ?

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Uhhh I never finished Homestuck but I do believe it was genre-breaking and original and all that. 17776 is cool in a similar way, I read it years ago and I can't remember if I finished it. XKCD is my favorite good n proper webcomic, and thus you could argue that the newish YouTube channel from the creator is like a webcomic, and it's good. Does Blaseball count as like a webcomic or was it just surrealist fantasy sports? (Go Breath Mints!) Podcasts are like a webcomic in some way, but I've never been able to get into very serialized ones other than maybe Welcome to Night Vale, kinda.

It feels like I'm losing the idea of "like a webcomic" as I speak. I feel like Homestuck definitely fits the category, but putting it there opens up the floodgate for a bunch of other things to be like a webcomic.

Do you have any good answers?

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I know of homestuck, but have not read it. I love 17776 and it's sequel. XKCD is also good for an occasional laugh for me, but I prefer 17776 of the two. I had never heard of Blaseball and therefore don't feel like I can evaluate if it counts or not, but podcasts are totally out.

The only thing I can think of as someone who isn't that into webcomics is tails gets trolled, which I haven't read completely but am a fan of.

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Fawkes

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What's your favorite way to cook an egg?

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Hard boiled, to where the yolk is all the way solid and maybe even a little grey on the outside. Barring that, fried until it's beyond done and a little crispy and brown on the edges. I'm not a fan of runny or jelly like yolks :( I know my opinion is wrong but I'm not gonna suffer a yolk that isn't the consistency of a bouncy ball.

Alternative answers: meringue cookies (if omelettes count then this does too), scrambled hard with bell peppers and onions and mushrooms and placed inside a breakfast burrito, any cake that is mostly leavened with the power of egg, eggnog.

What about you? And, as a bonus, what is your preference for things to go inside a tortilla?

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For an egg on it's own, I'll usually have the white cooked and the middle runny. Then I dip my bacon in the yolk, since I almost never have eggs without bacon.

In terms of an egg containing dish, when I was a kid I HATED eggs and would only eat them as an "egg in the hole" or "elephant eye" . It's basically when you fry an egg in the center of a slice of bread while browning the bread to a consistency that is like toast but greasier since you're frying it.

Lately I've been frying eggs in bacon grease, slapping them in the middle of a sandwitch, and then air frying the sandwitch for 12 min at 250* . It's pretty damn good.

I'm def a yolk person, but the boiled egg people yell at me just as much as the fried egg people yell at you, so I think we can just strive to be kinder than that and accept each-other's egg preferences.

I've never had a meringue cookie, but I agree that a loaded scrambled egg in a breakfast burrito can be divine, but I'm also occasionally just a fan of a loaded scrambled egg on it's own as well.

I prefer to cook with flour tortillas since I'm secretly kinda elitist about liking hispanic food in the way I was trained to think of as proper, having grown up only a few miles from the US-Mexico border in a majority hispanic town, so if I'm having a flour tortilla, it's usually food from a resturant instead of something i made myself. I love making home make corn tortilla tacos. I haven't done that in a while tho, perhaps I'll put it on my todo list.

This conversation has made me so hungry.

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After that comment, I went to the kitchen and tried to make loaded eggs with barely any interesting ingredients, so it just ended up being eggs with bacon bits and too many spices. Not the worst scrambled eggs I'd ever had, but not the culinary experience I had hyped myself up for. Maybe I need to stock up on bell pepper next time I hit the supermarket.

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Nothing wrong with baconeggs, but do consider onions and mushrooms in addition to bell pepper. Maybe even some tomato. Shredded cheese! Toast?

(Although I'm wondering if you did actually have some interesting ingredients that were too interesting to be considered. Oatmeal? Mashed potatoes? Canned ravioli? What egg transmutation can you accomplish when you break free from the idea of what an egg should be? I'm realizing that I'm basically pulling a Midnight Gourmand here...)

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I threw in both pepperjack and colby jack cheese, but I had no onion and am a mushroom hater. I tried to make up for the onion with onion powder, but it's just not the same.

Also, I am bound by some convention in terms of where I am willing to venture with food prep, so the Gourmandesque ingredients are out for me.

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💥💥💥 EXPLOSION JUMPSCARE ON YOUR PROFILE OOOGA BOOGA !!!

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AAAA I HAVE BEEN SPLODED 💥💥💥

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YIPPEE !!! get exploded lol B]

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Fawkes

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If porygon was real, do you think you'd be entitled to one?

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Entitled is a very strong word. I think I'd like to have one (but not as my first choice for a Pokémon pet). After a quick skim of a wiki it seems like they're incredibly low maintenance, so I don't think any Pokémon adoption agency/eccentric professor would turn me down for one.

Bonus question ping-pong: what would be your first choice of Pokémon to eat? Since some of them are eaten in-universe and all. I think I'd feel least bad about cooking a Feebas, but if I saw an Alcremie I think I'd have to get a nibble in.

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Mr Mime, for no reason other than having an opportunity to do damage to Mr. Mime

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Btw, what is your idea pokemon pet?

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Ditto, because it'd always have that dumb : ) face and I could maybe train it to change appearance on demand to match my outfit or whatever. You?

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I honestly don't know. I always thought that the cartoon bit of having just the one meowth be completely sentient was funny, so maybe I would take the talking cat, but that sounds kinda boring.

Hmm

Diglett kinda has the same vibe as the character gondola who I really like, so maybe a diglett or a dugtrio.

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Fawkes

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... and camouflage?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loafing_and_Camouflage

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I was thinking more https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_loafing or https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catloaf, as my knowledge of what Greece was up to in the middle of last century is painfully close to 0

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Well, while you're https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_loafing , you should join the movie club I run. We're meeting within the hour.

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I said within the hour, but I meant within an hour from when the message was sent. Specifically 54 minutes from then.

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I'm not a huge movie-watcher nor a huge regular-scheduled-interactioner, but if y'all are watching anything interesting I might try to drop in at some point in the future. We'll see/no promises/no hard feelings

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Perfectly okay! We have many members who only show up on a transient basis and if they're in the mood.

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Fawkes

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Greetings and Good tidings.

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Howdy, I know that we've both been floating in the same sort of SpaceHey circles. Welcome aboard! (Also, your blog post about shitty strawberry wafers is a classic)

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Indeed we do float about the same spheres. I friended you after reading Ikoe's latest bulletin and saw your response. I figure it's good to add the people who stick around and stay things. That and having now read your profile, real recognizes real. Also, it's always good to hear that my personal crisis with the pink sugar wafers still resonates with the masses.

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CryptidCalling

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ah i never put a comment here uhhh
gamer

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Gamer comment?? On my gamer profile??? It's more likely than you'd think >:3

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⚔𝔃𝓸𝓻𝓸⚔

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Ur profiles cool :) (i sent u a drawing )

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Thank you, your profile is also super cool!! and thanks for the drawing! :>

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pastelprincess01

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thanks for accepting my friend request!! your profile as cool as frick bro B)

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You're so welcome, and thanks!! :D

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punishedbun

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Thanks for the add! Love your profile, the rain sounds are nice <3

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Tyty! I love the sound of rain :D

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Atticus Atlas

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JUST REALIZED you have rain sounds on ur page, I block site audio cus people will autoplay songs I don't wanna hear but can't pause, but was curious. :0 So good wish I could set permissions to allow just for your page :'3

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I REALLY wish I could pick and choose sound permissions too... like so many people have nice n polite sounds but if the site's unmuted I'll get a VERY LOUD Nu Metal jumpscare >n<

but this also gives you the opportunity to imagine YOUR ideal rain noise every time you come here! You can make it as thundery or gentle or sharp or distant or steamy or watery as you please, and it'll be cozier to YOU than any random thing I can pull off YouTube. And as long as people feel relaxed and cozy on my page I'm happy :D

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I never thought of it like that.... :0 oh that's so good. Imaginary rain sounds my beloved the mind is a wonderful thing

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suddenly, kittens!

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hug hug hug :3

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hug secret handshake silly dance :3

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password accepted, access granted

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keils

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thx for the add!! I rlly like your profile’s color pallet

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Thank you!!! I really like the vibes of your profile :D

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Ikoe

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profile inspection service here to tell you that your secret drawing <a> has an extra h at the start (i.e. hhttps://), thereby rendering the link inoperative. you have been fined 1,000¥

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So THAT'S why that was giving me weird errors whenever I clicked on it... many thanks :3

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CryptidCalling

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hellloo! glad to see lotsa otehr trans folks round here :3c

i dO! have vr chat installed but im trapped on pc client

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definitly dont mind hoppin on violently shaking my mouse controlled head at folks tho lmao

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Hi hi! I'm literally in the same boat when it comes to VRC (I get nauseous in VR, only know how to make avis and worlds for PC and not Quest, and am ultimately too broke lol)

I've found a bunch of other people on here that very casually hop on VRC sometimes, but I've been too busy to actually meet up. Maybe I should make a VRC group to connect folks and keep everyone in touch? Idk I'll ask some people :3

There's LOADS of super cool LGBTQ folks on here! I don't think I've felt as comfy being queer as I do on here ^v^

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right? i figured id just pop my head in a few days ago but here i am stuck here. its just been a super nice environment over all with a fair number of real cool people ^^ definitely glad i decided to stick around

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ʚ♡ɞ Jocelyn ʚ♡ɞ

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Hiii! Omg I love VRC, Yakuza, we have so many interests in common!!! thank you for the add <3

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Ohey VRC player!! Welcome! :D

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i'll add you, is that alright? :3

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Go for it! :3

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