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    The Alexandrian reacted to amenities for a status update, Who is/was better, Anthony Bourdain or Gordon Ramsey?   
    Who is/was better, Anthony Bourdain or Gordon Ramsey?
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Mickey Flash for a status update, Thanks for the likes.   
    Thanks for the likes.  
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Pasion Pasiva for a status update, My house is under contract. We signed the selling agreement on father's day, which is   
    My house is under contract. We signed the selling agreement on father's day, which is hilarious to me because I'm spiteful and mean. We close on July 21st. 
    I just want to say that I am very grateful for this space. For Valucre. I cannot stress how hard the past year has been, and I've generally stopped using Val as a place to vent after coming across comments that questioned my ability as a parent and even went so far as state that I was the sort of person who didn't deserve to be a mother. This was a long time ago, but these comments by someone totally irrelevant to me have stuck with me. It's probably because it's the same sentiment that my husband is constantly pushing on me. I wish people knew that it isn't as easy as they think it is to get a divorce and get custody of children when you are up against a highly intelligent and moderately wealthy individual, who believes in their heart that they too have their kids best interest at heart. It's just not black and white. Not to mention a total lack of family support, or rather support that looks like, "I know you think he's trying to hurt you, and if you're really that *unhappy* I guess you could leave him, BUT those poor boys will miss their daddy so much. I mean, maybe just don't drink anything he pours for you...maybe...but just in case anything does happen maybe you should have a testament or something that states your preference for the boys to stay with us rather than their father, you know, just in case." 
    Yup. That was a real conversation I had with my mother. 
    Anyway, I almost lost Val when things got really bad and dark. Oddly enough, this is where I made my stand. I don't have to be as present as I use to be. I don't have to give the things I don't have to give -- time, commitment, inspiration, writing. But this is still my little safe place. And I'm just really grateful because this last year would have been so much harder without this little corner on the internet. I know I can't fully explain it, or maybe it comes off as whining or attention-seeking, but this place means a lot me. So thank you for those of you who have been patient, and kind, and so gentle with me. I feel like there just might be a light at the end of this tunnel and a way out of this darkness I've been living in for years now.
    Thank you. 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Tyler for a status update, Hey everyone, so I know you've all heard this from me before, but this time I'm afrai   
    Hey everyone, so I know you've all heard this from me before, but this time I'm afraid I'm pretty serious.
    Some of you may have seen a related statement or two from me already, or may just have noticed my general inactivity, but to make it clear to you all, I am ending my involvement in Canon Valucre. For one, I have largely lost interest in the canon world and process. My factions have gone as far as they're allowed to go (be it by the setting or my own personal limitations), and my characters either reached the end of their progression, or lack any avenue to be useful or interesting in the world going forward. And I'm just simply not interested in all the grind and post count requirements needed to adapt everything again.
    But more importantly, I just don't have the desire to devote the time to it anymore. The first time I tried to "leave", it was because I thought the situation at work was about to change and that it would affect my ability to RP reliably... well, things did change, only not in the way I expected. Rather than things suddenly getting busier and me being unable to find the time, COVID came around and caused our office to shift everyone to work-from-home (a change I absolutely love, by the way). As it turns out though, this change has sapped my RPing reliability considerably, but not due to lack of time or access. Rather, the availability of other activities to conduct in my free time has all but quashed any desire I might have had to try and rekindle the dimming fires of my canon characters and plots.
    That does not mean I have lost interest in RPing entirely. But the type of RPing I enjoy, the kind I cut my teeth on if you will, is not viable with the canon setting. I am in discussions with another person to set up an RP in the alternative section, and I have otherwise devoted time to doing quasi-tabletop/DnD type RPs in Discord servers. It is my plan to focus on those things with what time I allot to RPing.
    I only have two active RPs left here (and one inactive), and I fully intend to conclude them. For any of you who may have still been banking on any future plans with me though, I apologize. Hopefully I'm not leaving anyone high and dry, but I'm thinking I've already had discussions with anyone who I had any imminent plans with. Maybe I'll end up RPing with some of you again in the alternative RPs if they happen.
    Was tempted to wrap up the message all formal-like... but it's not like I'm leaving the site (at least not yet), so I'm just gonna leave it that.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Purple Eagle for a status update, Happy Steam Summer Sale everyone   
    Happy Steam Summer Sale everyone
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    The Alexandrian reacted to CelvestianNesy for a status update, I'm back from the dead.   
    I'm back from the dead.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Zigzag for a status update, So the Shields of Valor are officially dead. Won't be doing anymore threads with them   
    So the Shields of Valor are officially dead. Won't be doing anymore threads with them, but I'll finish out any threads I do have them in. 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Ganu_Candali for a status update, Hey all... Hope you cats (Meow) are doing well today. My mom did the tests recently f   
    Hey all...

    Hope you cats (Meow) are doing well today.  My mom did the tests recently for Covid-19 and she turned out completely negative according to her test results.  Me and my family did the best we could to protect her and keep her safe from the virus as best as we could here.  So thats first part of all of this.  Some of you guys know my family, primarily my mom, means a lot to me.

    So I self isolated just to keep my mom safe.  So that part of all of this was handled well.  Tomorrow, Monday, I am going to get my own testing done and get my antibodies taken care of.  I want to help contribute to a cure to the pandemic.  I know like I have been thinking about life a lot of late...how we grow as human beings, as people.  To me its has been interesting to see myself from a non-biased perspective as I have grown.  This year I have been through a lot of challenges personally and I have handled most of it very well.  I parted ways with a community that had become exceedingly toxic towards me, and me towards them, so parting ways was the best outcome for me there for my own sanity and well being.

    I met several personal goals for myself.  I lost weight and work out very regularly now.  I am now at 160lbs and I was at 200 lbs which is very big for my height and body size.  It was already causing me a lot of health issues.  I am writing this stuff to you guys because I want my story to inspire someone who is maybe having a bad day, or a rough time of all of this.  I have psychological problems, I'm schizophrenic.  I make no secret of this at this point but I DID get help for my situation many years ago and have been getting help ever since.   Its been an on going process.  Some of you guys in the community know me, some of you guys don't yet know me.  But I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible going forward.

    The main point of all of this is you guys who are having a bad day, or a rough time, I am here for you.  Yall need someone to talk to come talk to me.  My doors are always open and I am making myself available to you lovely cats.  I know a lot of times some of what many of us need is just a friend to listen to us, and be there.  Just listening you know? I am trying to be that friend.  Hope the day goes great for each and every one of yall.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Ataraxy for a status update, If I were to write Valucre fanfiction, it would be a Romeo and Juliet of Zengi and Ja   
    If I were to write Valucre fanfiction, it would be a Romeo and Juliet of Zengi and Jason of Lions. Friggin hilarious
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Pasion Pasiva for a status update, When are you going to join! I feel like I need some exotic cat-girls as waitresses. &   
    When are you going to join! I feel like I need some exotic cat-girls as waitresses. >_> 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Pasion Pasiva for a status update, Illness and the general melancholy that had come with this social distancing has hit   
    Illness and the general melancholy that had come with this social distancing has hit me hard. I am dealing with the deep disappointment of family cancelling some very much needed visits (and the on set of guilt for feeling disappointed given what's going on) and mounting feelings of being a failure to my kids because I can't even take them outside to due to the heavy pollen and my pathetic lungs. Not to mention the fear of what all of this means to selling my home and getting back to CA. Sorry for not posting. I'll try harder. I care about writing, it's just hard right now.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Dolor Aeternum for a status update, Stay safe and healthy everyone. More time at home means more time to post and also sp   
    Stay safe and healthy everyone. More time at home means more time to post and also spend time with your fam.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to OBELUS for a status update, > input   
    >input
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Samø for a status update, to a crab, do fish look like they're flying??   
    to a crab, do fish look like they're flying??
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Zigzag for a status update, Finally got myself a new card. Gonna try and get some posts in when I can.   
    Finally got myself a new card. Gonna try and get some posts in when I can. 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Fierach for a status update, Lore Blurb: The Order of Force Majeure were developing three other new lines of weapo   
    Lore Blurb:
    The Order of Force Majeure were developing three other new lines of weapon systems concurrently.
    Codenamed in development with the names of three of the Major Arcana of esoteric tarot, the third system was:
    The Chariot: A protective device, the Chariot is a personal shield generator that works on principles of “conversion”, to change the kinetic energy of any incoming attack of sufficient velocity into a relatively harmless, if blinding, flash of light. Projecting a small bubble (of around three to four feet in radius) of influence around its wielder, it is relatively ineffective against most melee weaponry, due to the fact that melee attacks can be made from within its sphere of protection, and is ineffective against ranged attacks made from within that distance as well.
    Highly advanced and costly technology, armor or devices with the Chariot system are used only by the mostly highly ranked or regarded Custode Captains or Knights. Chariot devices are often built into pieces of armor or amulets.
     

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    The Alexandrian got a reaction from EpicRome23 for a status update, Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests? There appears to be a lot of species-based ge   
    Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests?  There appears to be a lot of species-based genocide and discrimination in UM's lore.
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    The Alexandrian got a reaction from supernal for a status update, Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests? There appears to be a lot of species-based ge   
    Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests?  There appears to be a lot of species-based genocide and discrimination in UM's lore.
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    The Alexandrian got a reaction from desolate for a status update, Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests? There appears to be a lot of species-based ge   
    Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests?  There appears to be a lot of species-based genocide and discrimination in UM's lore.
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    The Alexandrian got a reaction from Csl for a status update, Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests? There appears to be a lot of species-based ge   
    Is Ursa Madeum brimming with speciests?  There appears to be a lot of species-based genocide and discrimination in UM's lore.
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Zigzag for a status update, Looking at apartments. Hoping to get a place soon. Sorry I haven't been responding, t   
    Looking at apartments. Hoping to get a place soon. 
    Sorry I haven't been responding, there's just been no Internet where I live, but hopefully I'll be able to get a better data card soon for my phone. 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Malintzin for a status update, Dinner of champions: Bacon slices and cherry limeade. Because reasons?   
    Dinner of champions: Bacon slices and cherry limeade.  Because reasons?
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    The Alexandrian reacted to vielle for a status update, Posts will be slowed this week; I've got midterms and some health-related shenanigans   
    Posts will be slowed this week; I've got midterms and some health-related shenanigans going on. 😔🙏 Patience will be much appreciated from everyone I write with. Thank you! 
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Mickey Flash for a status update, I have bronchitis.   
    I have bronchitis.  
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    The Alexandrian reacted to Zigzag for a status update, Thank God I finally found a job. It's a factory gig putting together refridgerators.   
    Thank God I finally found a job. It's a factory gig putting together refridgerators. 
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