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First World Problems

Thread Description
For general venting if you feel you need it.

Sirwallaby

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
381
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
56
I have a few dozen games I'm playing or own and haven't started playing yet, and several more dozen shows I'm watching and I can't choose which ones to play or watch.

Current games include (but not total)

Yokai watch 2 psychic specters (I've made good progress, my team's reached the low 30's, I've played over 32 hours, and I'm mostly progressing through main missions and a few sidequests now because I did a lot of the sidequests.)

Monster Hunter stories (I am literally at the end of the game but I need to train more for the final boss because it's beaten me three times now. I'm trying to complete all the sidequests I can right now. I've already done over 150 sidequests. I've still got more left to do. I kind of really hate training in games.)

Devil survivor overclocked (I'm on day five or six I think? I need to train though, and it takes a really long time.)

Shin megami tensei iv (at beginning) and strange journey redux (also at beginning)

Red dead 2 (I don't even know how many hours I've put into this game by now? I'm trying to go around and do as many sidequests/stranger missions I can before I continue the main missions so I don't potentially miss out on one of them. I know if I play it I'll enjoy it, it's just a matter of getting it started, and since there's a different disc in the ps4 and it isn't digital I just can't be bothered to get up and put the extra steps in.)

Final fantasy x (I got defeated by a boss and I haven't picked it up since because I don't feel like fighting it again yet. Also have to play it on the ps4 so I need to wear my glasses.)

Dragon quest xi for the ps4 (Am training for a boss but I do want to keep playing and I really don't want to have to train to do so. I need to train though.)

Horizon zero dawn (I have no idea how far in I am? I was in the middle of a quest or something the last time I played I think.)

Assassins creed odyessy (I only played fifteen-twenty minutes of this game so far...I've been meaning to pick it up and keep playing though and actually try it out but i just. Never have.)

Ni no kuni white witch (switch) and ni no kuni 2 (ps4) both of which have a few hours played but still aren't that far in.

Telltale's Batman games (played through the first episode, and would be one of the easier ones for me to play)

Digimon cyber sleuth (switch) or hackers memory (ps4 and I've gotten pretty far into the game.)

Dragon age inquisition (I think I have a little over 75 hours played? There are a lot of sidequests. A lot of enemies I sometimes struggle to beat. I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up with over a hundred hours logged before I beat it.)

My replay of fe three houses (and then the subsequent third and fourth replays when finished.)

The world ends with you

Breath of the wild (really, this was one of my first switch games. It's been so long. I don't k ow if I will ever actually beat this game.)

Okami (I got stuck trying to learn about bombs I think, if I recall, and I never picked it back up.)

Night in the woods

Little dragons cafe

Little town hero

Rune factory 4

Ever oasis

Kingdom hearts 3 (I ordered a story so far and thought I might wait to continue until I'd played those games, but it's been a month since I ordered it and I don't think I'm going to get it this year...)

Witcher 3

The arkham Batman games which I have hardly touched

Grim fandango remastered

The last guardian

Shadow of the collossus

The raven remastered

Uncharted the lost legacy

Infamous, second son

Life is strange

And that doesn't even count every game or any of my many many replays of pokemon games. And It doesnt include games that I have bought, but not even tried yet either.
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
304
We had our first online class since the quarantine (via Discord). It went well until some idiot posted porn in the chat.
Hahah, it wasn't a human anatomy class was it?

Today's first world problem is... just as I officially settle into Working From Home for the forseeable future, the plumbing in my kitchen goes to pot. I have to fill the kettle from the tap in my bathroom instead. Plus some fool has emptied the local shops of the brand of coffee that I like.

Truly these are dire times, people.
 

Fullmental

*Fódlan Winds intensifies*
Administrator
Moderator
Tech Team
🎇Contributor
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
2
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
400
Location
Fula City
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Rock, Clever
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon can sometimes be found meticulously editing and re-editing it's own content, never satisfied with the results.
My work wants us to start using webcams during meetings to help mitigate the antisocial effects of working remotely.

My work desk just so happens to be opposite a window that receives direct sunlight, so my face is literally a dark outline washed out by the background behind me even with the blinds shut.

Guess who's re-arranging their furniture tonight instead of relaxing?
 

The Man of Many Names

Formerly of the 4000+ Posts Club.
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
493
Caught
Jul 13, 2019
Messages
297
Location
The Bob Dole Memorial Ocean
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Water, Steel
Pokédex Entry
With the pokedex number of 493, this Pokemon is essentially Arceus and fully intends to let the power get to his head.
I love Hamburger Helper, but I can count the number of times where it HASN'T overflowed on one hand.
 

Skarmizard

The metal dragon bird
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
582
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also a huge fan of Smash Bros. and writing.
On a more serious note, my job recently switched from paper checks to direct deposit/paycards. I went with the former, but I don't know for sure if my check went through on Friday or not. I'm assuming it did, since I haven't heard of an issue, but I won't be able to find out until Monday, and I'm gonna be mad if there was an issue.
Update on this: I'm about 99% sure the check did go through, so that's a relief.

Today's FWP: I recently opened a new bank account with an ATM card. Tried to use it a couple days ago...and it didn't work.
Tried it again the next day after my dad talked to the bank...still nothing.
With all the other shit going on, that's not reassuring at all...


Edit: Tried it a third time after he talked to them again...and it actually worked! So that's a big relief.

Also, one of our better employees is gone now. It's not permanent, and it's for a good reason (she's having a baby), but considering how bad we're bleeding people already, that just makes it worse.
 

The Man of Many Names

Formerly of the 4000+ Posts Club.
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
493
Caught
Jul 13, 2019
Messages
297
Location
The Bob Dole Memorial Ocean
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Water, Steel
Pokédex Entry
With the pokedex number of 493, this Pokemon is essentially Arceus and fully intends to let the power get to his head.
I have all the time in the world and I STILL miss OutsideXbox's streams.
 

Sirwallaby

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
381
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
56
I ate three scones, two packets of apple cinnamon oatmeal, a handful of crackers, a spoonful of caramel and a whole cans worth of chickpeas but i am still hungry. It's barely even two yet.

I can either eat nothing until dinner (bread and lentil soup) heat up some of the remaining chickpeas, pull out my flour and try to make mochi which would probably turn out horribly or try and find a snack that I do not have and will probably ultimately lead to me still being hungry.
 

Draknir

Fear the Deer
Pokédex No.
240
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
100
Location
Probably using my laptop
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
Dark, Dragon
I spent all day trying to fix something in a ROM hack for a Nuzlocke, even redoing everything else I had done, only to find out that the stuff I still need to do will fix the problem I had.
 

Skarmizard

The metal dragon bird
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
582
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also a huge fan of Smash Bros. and writing.
I have a story idea I really want to work on, especially since it's pretty short and doing it would let me actually say I finished a story for once, but...why is it so hard to come up with a good title 😭
I have that problem with my runs as well...why are titles so hard 😭

Also, I bought several puzzles so I'd have something else to do if we get locked down, but I don't have anywhere in my room to work on one, and I can't work on one anywhere else in my house without my cat messing with it.
 

Fullmental

*Fódlan Winds intensifies*
Administrator
Moderator
Tech Team
🎇Contributor
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
2
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
400
Location
Fula City
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Rock, Clever
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon can sometimes be found meticulously editing and re-editing it's own content, never satisfied with the results.
My UPS decided to go off at 4am today with a shrill beeping noise, meant to politely inform me that the battery was expired. Queue me not being able to get back to sleep again.

Even worse, I can't get a new one right now because Amazon is delaying "non-essential" shipments. I guess having continuous power to my router so I can keep working from home without interruption isn't "essential" enough.
 

SnakeWrangler

Sorceress's Knight
Moderator
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
7
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
175
Location
Galbadia Garden
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
I'm out of work, the job market is understandably horrendous right now, and my lease is running out and I really don't want to renew here if I don't have to. But until I get a job somewhere I have no idea where I could move...
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

A Comedian At Heart
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
1,466
Location
Snubbville
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
I have way too much on my mind right now. So many problems I don't know how to go about solving, past and present. It's too overwhelming and I'm nervous about my mental health slipping back again...
 

rowantobias

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
1616
Caught
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
39
Location
California
Nature
Hasty
Pronouns
they/ae
Pokémon Type
Water, Flying
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon gushes about its girlfriend for hours on end.
i wanted to start hormones and have been trying to get on testosterone since.... october? and i finally get referred to a clinic and.... they're closed because of the pandemic. so i cannot see an endocrinologist
 

Fullmental

*Fódlan Winds intensifies*
Administrator
Moderator
Tech Team
🎇Contributor
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
2
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
400
Location
Fula City
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Rock, Clever
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon can sometimes be found meticulously editing and re-editing it's own content, never satisfied with the results.
My UPS decided to go off at 4am today with a shrill beeping noise, meant to politely inform me that the battery was expired. Queue me not being able to get back to sleep again.

Even worse, I can't get a new one right now because Amazon is delaying "non-essential" shipments. I guess having continuous power to my router so I can keep working from home without interruption isn't "essential" enough.
Guess what? It gets worse.

Apparently, even though I've silenced the system and it technically works, it must have a 24 hour reset to go back into audible alarm mode. It's now woken me up every single morning at 4am, and I can't disconnect it because I don't even have a spare power strip. I have a dirt cheap one on order from best buy that they should get in tomorrow, and the nice one from Amazon supposedly arriving on April 30. So annoying...
 

Sirwallaby

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
381
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
56
My mother keeps turning the heat up to 74 fucking degrees despite knowing that I cannot handle the heat, overheat very easily, and barely sweat at all because I can't sweat properly and I can't regulate my temperature properly or something like that. I went somewhere where it was nine degrees recently and I felt much better than I normally do. Nine degrees was the temperature I felt best at.

I've asked her probably at least a hundred times to stop turning it up so high, and she just tells me to wear cooler clothes despite the fact that I have tried that and the change was so minimal it did nothing, and she knows this and has been told this repeatedly but her answer never changes and she refuses to even just buy me a fan. (And I at least tried that. She won't even try putting on a long sleeved shirt and she doesn't care if she makes everyone in the house, or the car-where she turns it up as high as 90 sometimes-miserable as long as she is happy. She'll turn the heat on the summer and get upset if I ask her not to.)
 

Rhema

Conqueror of the Azalea Gym
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
212
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
213
Location
Hearthome City
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Pokémon Type
Fire, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
She tries her best, but doesn't succeed. She gets what she wants but not what she needs.
So, because of my health issues and just generally wanting to stay fit, I calorie count/stick to a pretty strict diet. I also LOVE to cook and bake so once per week, I will cook an elaborate dinner and bake dessert for me and my husband. Yesterday I made baked ziti and chocolate chips muffins and well.......I ate WAY too much of the leftovers. Like, way way way too much. So I've basically been sluggish, nauseous and bloated all day. I shouldn't complain; I did this to myself 😭
 

Sirwallaby

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
381
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
56
On one hand I had decent chana masala that tasted really good, even if it wasn't really the right chana masala and didn't taste like it was supposed to. On the other hand, I stepped outside my room and instantly dissolved into wheezy coughing fits that I could not stop until I went back into my room, which only happens with this chana masala or a certain stew/soup being cooked.

I can cook spicy things and I be around spicy things being cooked just fine, unless they're this and they involve a lot of steam-i think the steam puts the spices in the air and therefore into my throat and lungs and is the reason certain foods being cooked is. Bad for me-and then I can't stop wheezing and coughing even if everybody else in the room is fine.

I even ended up having my bad cough act up not long after, though luckily that didn't end up in a coughing fit. It was still enough to make the bones in my chest hurt even though I only coughed maybe three times, just because of how hard I cough when it acts up.
 

Draknir

Fear the Deer
Pokédex No.
240
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
100
Location
Probably using my laptop
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
Dark, Dragon
Friday: Very nice weather
Yesterday: Very nice weather
Last night into today: thunderstorms
Today: Morning thundershower, nice afternoon, evening thunderstorm that basically formed over my city and became severe (Chance of tornadoes the next state over)
Tomorrow morning: Literally almost freezing (37F). The portion of my state directly above us at a higher elevation is going to be literally freezing.

Seriously, 2020. STOP BEING INSANE.

For perspective, the highs for Friday through today were around 70F. The high tomorrow is going to be about 20 degrees cooler than today.

EDIT because nobody else has posted: I've been mulling over getting a second Switch for a while now but I've been hesitant to do so because that would be another $300+ I'd spend on it for minimal changes.

Today, though, I realized that I bought the X and Y 3DS XL, a New 3DS XL, a second New 3DS XL because the previous one broke when it fell on concrete and the cost of losing everything I had on there was less than a new one, and the Sun and Moon New 3DS XL. All in addition to my original 3DS, but I didn't buy that myself. All four of those 3DS's amount to basically two Switches.

So, I guess when places get them back in stock I'm getting a second Switch. Plus I'll need to buy either Sword or Shield because I got digital and I'd use my current one for trades because it has the shorter battery life. At least I got Let's Go in physical, so I don't have to buy one of those too.

And, actually, just as I hit save I realized: I didn't buy my Switch either, so effectively all of my arguments against it are moot.
 
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Skarmizard

The metal dragon bird
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
582
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also a huge fan of Smash Bros. and writing.
I'm so goddamn sick of customers at work thinking I'm a female when I talk to them on the computer/phone. I don't feel like it's malicious-it's mainly because my voice sucks and of course computers/phones make it worse-but it's really damn annoying.
 

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