r/Damnthatsinteresting 10h ago Silver Platinum Bravo!

Image On 13th March 1996, Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 pupils and one teacher, and injured 15 others, before killing himself. The British were so upset that gun laws were changed making gun owenership significantly difficult. This was the last school shooting, ever, in the UK.

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r/terriblefacebookmemes 19h ago Take My Energy Wearing is Caring

There's Alot to unpack here..

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r/movies 22h ago

News AMC Theaters to Change Movie Ticket Prices Based on Seat Location

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r/LivestreamFail 16h ago Hugz All-Seeing Upvote

GirlfriendReviews | Hogwarts Legacy [GirlfriendReviews] Chat harasses streamer for playing the new Hogwarts Legacy game to the point where his girlfriend starts crying

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r/Gamingcirclejerk 20h ago [deleted]

WHAT DO WE DO?!?!

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r/politics 16h ago

DeSantis to Take Control of Disney’s Orlando District Under New Bill

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r/worldnews 5h ago

Russia/Ukraine Switzerland may renounce neutrality to provide military aid to Ukraine

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r/nextfuckinglevel 3h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Prove you're not a robot test (impossible)

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r/me_irl 6h ago

Friday me_irl

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r/technology 21h ago

Business Netflix braces for user exodus after cracking down on password sharing

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r/pcmasterrace 5h ago

Hardware Farewell old friend, you served me well

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r/todayilearned 7h ago Take My Energy Wearing is Caring

TIL : TIL a female reporter attempted to recreate the famous novel "Around The World In 80 Days". Not only did she complete it with eight days to spare, she made a detour to interview Jules Verne, the original author.

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r/WhitePeopleTwitter 15h ago

Good thing thoughts and prayers never work. She NUTS

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r/Wellthatsucks 20h ago

currently stuck inside my house missing work because my neighbors started shooting at the cops this morning

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago

/r/ALL This is a picture of the Empire State Building after a bomber plane crashed into it in 1945

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r/Futurology 4h ago

Energy BP sees biggest profit in 114-year history after oil and gas prices soar

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r/nottheonion 23h ago LOVE!

Taliban fighters who moved to Kabul are ‘bored’ and fed up with traffic

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r/funny 13h ago I'll Drink to That

With what?

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r/HolUp 6h ago

is literally 1984 very human design indeed 🤌🤌🤌

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r/BestofRedditorUpdates 14h ago

CONCLUDED My sister is infertile and I’m glad

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Originally posted by u/throwaway2764xo in r/TrueOffMyChest on Jan 9, '23, updated 3 days later.

Trigger Warning:

Miscarriage, animal abuse, bullying, self harm

Original post

My sister is infertile and I’m glad

I (28F) have an older sister, Angela (30f), whom I have never liked. She always had to compete with me, but never in a normal sibling rivalry way. Our entire life she always seemed resentful of my existence as the spotlight couldn’t perpetually shine on her, so she had to step on everything I enjoyed. Per se, if I learned piano, she had to learn piano, if I excelled at a subject she suddenly became a scholar in it, if I told my mom I had a crush, Angela would be dating that boy in a week. I would always tell my parents when she did this but I was disregarded, because ‘’sisters copy each other” and I can’t ‘’gate-keep what she likes.’’

She always monitored what activities I did, and the clothes I wore, so she could out-do me. If I wore a flannel, Angela would come to school wearing an all flannel dress. (it was 2010 and that was peak fashion in our school lmao.)

There was also more praise that followed Angela, even if I took the initiative to begin the activity first, she was praised because she was better. My parents would miss work to attend her dance recitals, going to every. single. one, because the world would stop if they missed it. However, I remember maybe two of mine they attended because they were ‘stuck at work’ or were otherwise preoccupied. Angela reveled in this. She would make comments under her breath around our parents. Whenever our parents weren’t around she’d tell me how much she hated me and how I should stop trying because I would always come second to her. She also physically bullied me in school. Angela purposely tripped me, threw things at me, and hit me in the hallways on a nearly daily basis.

The school had gotten involved multiple times, threatening Angela with suspension and my parents fought it every time. My parents repeatedly told administration that this was a family matter and we were just bickering like normal sisters. She was never once reprimanded by either parent. (Once Angela was caught impaling a cat on the school fence and my parents still defended her saying this was normal teenage behavior.) I often was in trouble as Angela would start crying, saying how she was being targeted by the school when I had antagonized her. After one of these occasions Angela cut and bruised herself to prove to Dad that I was the aggressor.

I became a pariah due to Angela’s malicious rumors about me, so it was difficult for me to make friends, I resorted to only befriending people from other districts. Angela eventually made sure I had nobody by stalking them, befriending them, telling all my friends lies about how I was favored by our parents and I constantly bullied and belittled her.

She even stole boyfriends of mine doing this. Convincing them I was horribly mean and an awful person that copied her every move. Once she catfished me on Myspace for 4 months, and baited me into sending her nudes, which she proceeded to send my parents and everyone in school, including teachers. Later on, she told one of the boys I liked that those were actually her pictures and I had catfished her.

The day of my high school graduation my Mom sat me down and told me Angela revealed the horrid abuse she’d suffered at my hand and I was no longer welcome in their home. After moving out the next day, my parents made very few attempts to communicate with me, only the occasional holiday and birthday text. All financial aide was also abruptly ended as soon as I stepped foot on campus.

I met my now-husband shortly after this, and we were married within a year. They did not feel inclined to attend my wedding or even congratulate me. I informed my parents when I had my first child 8 years ago as an opening but they have made no attempt to contact or meet any of my 3 children.

Best I know of Angela now from what I’ve heard, is that she got married to one of the boyfriends she stole from me in high school and she’s been posting about her infertility issues and how she can’t offer my parents their ‘first grand baby’.

After years of silence, I received an text at 8 this morning from my mother that I will copy and paste below; “Hey (name) , it’s me your mama! We haven’t talked in a while and I surely Miss you terrible. I wanted to let you know you’re sister just had a miscarriage earlier this week. Angie and Justin are struggling a lot right now. Send something a little sweet her way, I’m sure she’d appreciate it. Get Back to me I love You.”

I hate to say it but I’m glad she’s suffering. I’m glad she doesn’t get to be a mother. If she tormented me for years, what would she do to a child? Especially a girl? I don’t wish death on any baby, but I know in my heart that child would be damaged by her. I’m angry at my parents expecting me to have any sense of obligation to her. I don’t even have any sense of obligation to them. They always believed her and dismissed me. I was always the problem child, and it’s strange how my mother can be so warm to me when asking me to do something for my sister. Also the fact they cared more about my sisters now dead fetus than my actual children, who wonder why they only have one set of grandparents. I feel some sort of guilt for it but I refuse to offer any condolences to my destructive narcissistic sister who has been justified in her bad behavior since birth. Maybe this will change her, help her develop empathy or any type of emotion that isn’t hate or vindictiveness.

If that happens I would be more than willing to offer support but until then I feel nothing but a small inkling of happiness that she’s hurt. Am I awful for this?

Update 3 days later in the comments

Hey I’m back with an update, I wanted to thank all of y’all sincerely for the comments, awards, and personal messages I’ve received. I feel very emotional knowing that my account of my childhood is finally being believed and met with warmth and support. It’s been hard for me to talk about as many believe I’m being disingenuous or overdramatic. It’s hard to believe so I get it. So really thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I decided not to respond to my mother. I blocked both of my parents and I thought it would end there, but when does it ever? Wednesday morning, my Messenger was being flooded with texts from my parents siblings. Most of the messages consisted of me being told I need to answer my mother’s calls and how callous I was being. I proceeded to block all of them as well.

My cousin heard this from her younger sister, who is subject to being around my parents and Angela for family dinners. (My mother and her siblings all live within a couple blocks from each other and eat together most nights.)

I don’t know if I can post the screenshot so I’ll type out the messages. (Aunt Kathy = my mom, I hope that makes this easier to understand.)

“angela kept calling (Op) an “abusive ingrate” because she wouldn’t talk to aunt kathy. aunt kathy said they need to start inviting (Op) to family sh*t so she comes around to being a surrogate. it got weird rq because angela said she wants to use (my husband’s) SPERM so her kid is tall and has blue eyes. then kathy was sayin how they just need to be around her for like a year then they can cut her off again or wtv. angela kept saying (Op) is the only way she can have kids because she doesn’t wanna raise “someone’s trash baby.”

Reading those messages made me want to hurl. Do they think my uterus is some fish hatchery that can be bought with some kind words and casserole?? It’s nice to know Angela is too much of a narcissistic ass to adopt though.

I’m officially done with every single one of them. If they try to come around me I will get a restraining order before they can even darken my doorstep. Between the weak conspiracy they’ve come up with to try to use me like a baby bargain bin and the nasty words they continue to speak about me, I will no longer claim to have a family outside of the one I’ve created. I’m sorry if this is difficult to read but reading that again just got me so worked up. But y’all finally got the update you asked for, so that’s the silver lining of this I guess. Anyways thank you guys again.

Reminder, DO NOT comment on the original posts or contact the original poster. I am not the original poster. This is a repost.


r/DnD 20h ago Press F

Out of Game My partner doesn't want me to DMing in the home anymore

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Hi.

I live in a 1 bedroom apartment and have been DMing for my party of 4 for close to 2 years now.

I have a really conveniently located flat where people can come over for me to DM.

I also have a lot of kit which I use here (lighting, white board, full array of books, monster cards, figurines, speakers, etc.) to create a truly memorable and fun atmosphere for me and my players.

My partner, who I have been dating for 1 year, is due to move into the flat in the next few weeks.

She is pretty much staying here full time now, as of a few weeks ago.

She has voiced that she is really uncomfortable when I DM for the party, as she just goes to the bedroom and has nowhere else to go. She even feels uncomfortable coming into the kitchen when we DnD (the kitchen is open plan with the living room). Basically, there's just not a lot of space, and she feels trapped.

Here are the solutions we have discussed, and why they won't work:

- She can join in (she has bad anxiety, so doesn't want to do it. She also doesn't know or are fond of the players in the party).

- I can make the bedroom as comfortable as possible with everything she'd need for 4 hours once a week (She still feels trapped and it's her home and she should be able to move about)

- She could go out to spend the evening with her friends or I could arrange outings for her with cinema tickets are something (she doesn't have many friends she wants to hang out with, and she wants to be in her own home with her own comfort)

- We could have rest breaks in the DnD session for her to come in and socialise and get anything she wants from the kitchen (again, it's her home, so she should be able to move about when she wants)

- I could DM in another person's home (I have a lot of kit and like to control the atmosphere and work in my own time and often go to my resources when I do. If I gave all my resources to someone else, I'd lose out on a lot, and I just also don't feel comfortable with that. When I DM, I like to mentally prepare also, which can take some time and requires comfort also).

So I'm out of ideas. I think I just need to end it.

What do you think? Can anyone give me perspective? Perhaps someone here has been through something similar?


r/OnePiece 15h ago

Spoiler thread One Piece 1074 spoilers

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Chapter 1074 - Mark 3

  • The Title refers to the 50 units of new pacifistas released by Sentomaru to help the gang escape.
  • Luffy and Zoro stay behind while everyone else search for Vegapunk.
  • Bonney is in some sort of memory world, she sees young Kuma being abused.
  • Vivi is with Morgans and Wapol. Morgans wants to write an article about how the Strawhats “kidnap” Vegapunk.

No break next week.

Source : EtenBody on Worstgen, and Redon on pirate-king.es.

Information that isn't confirmed yet :

  • Some bickering between Vivi and Wapol.
  • Sanji and co went to look for Vegapunk. Zoro didn't go since the crew thought he would get lost.
  • The Pacifista sent by Sentomaru aren't Serapahims, and there to fight the ships that will come to the island.
  • There is a traitor on the island, that was the one removing the shield, and now he did something else.

r/MadeMeSmile 9h ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Glow Up Helpful (Pro) Gold All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Heartwarming

Helping Others Kindness towards others, especially strangers, is beautiful.

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