My fiancé and I relocated to N. Miami Beach in January 2021. We bought a house on Normandy Isle that was in need of some major work.
Over the last year and a half that we have lived in Miami and remodeled the house, we have seen many changes take place.
As this is a trend here, I’d like to showcase the reasons why we moved to Miami and now the reasons why we are leaving.
Why We Moved To Miami:
- Escape bad politics from New York State
- Better weather instead of the snow
- Favorable taxes for my business
- Emerging crypto scene (this became a big FAIL)
- Seemed like a “Warm NYC” on the beach
While this is the first time I have lived in a big city, I cannot believe the speed at which things changed here. Not necessarily for the bad, just different.
Why We Are Leaving Miami:
- Inflation is high here, we are tired of $300 grocery trips
- Traffic is a real nuisance, even during the “off season” now
- So many tourists booking Airbnb’s in what used to be a quiet neighborhood
- Looking for a slower, laid back lifestyle
- Simply put, everything takes a lot longer in Miami now
Overall, we absolutely loved living here and look forward to visiting in the future.
To others who left: Did I miss anything? 🤔
Image The cullet (waste) dumpster at work. It always looks beautiful, but I have a fear of jumping or falling into it.
While the argument can be made that banning Clerics and Paladins for setting reasons should not be done as it limits player agency, I think it ultimately goes against much of the philosophy around play itself.
For instance, there are many, many, beast races in D&D. Tabaxi, Lupin, Leonin, Loxodon, etc. and if a DM does not want to make lore for these races, they do not have to have them be an aspect of their world. In the same vein as a player cannot play a Warforged in a setting without Warforged/sentient constructs. This is not under major contest, which is how the banning of Clerics/Paladins should be.
Everytime I see the discussion come up, it is met with immediate revulsion. However, in a world without Gods, or without Divinity whatsoever, a Cleric/Paladin not existing should make total sense. The aspect of Clerics casting their spells from their closeness with the given domain, or a Paladin to a promise made/covenant kept, is equally contentious. The setting simply does not function in this way, and frankly should not be forced to.
In some settings, the Gods may be absent, or their presence is intended to be uncertain. In these situations, having that evident can force a lore reveal, or even subvert said lore.
In short, yes, a DM should promote the players and their characters, but in the same vein should be able to reject or require rewrites of those characters as well. Though this is obviously a naïve premise, the DM should have final say on what goes on at their table, and that includes classes being off the table for a given campaign. And not just Divine Casters.
In certain campaigns, it may be unreasonable for a player to play as a Fighter, Rogue, or Barbarian, as their power is meant to come from their magical prowess/supernatural ability, and skill with a blade alone may be unreasonable for the setting or story. But I digress.
In the past couple of weeks this has become the Audrey Peters page. I see so much of her content here without any other snark besides “what a bad outfit”. Or “she’s so ugly” We get it, she can’t dress and she’s not traditionally pretty.
Please, can we keep the snark more constructive? Even if you all were able to pick apart her outfits that’d be worth reading. But the snark about her looks like it’s written by 12 year olds. No discourse about her privilege or bad taste. Just “oMg sHeS sO uGlY HAHAHAHA”
Edited to say: if you absolutely don’t care to contribute something interesting the least you can do is be creative. Y’all literally say the exact same insult every single day. Get creative and stop repeating yourselves with the same exact comment.
But I guess you all loving giving her free promo by just posting her picture and saying nothing. So go ahead. Didn’t realize this was a page for 12 year olds. Conflating defending with commentary
Sorry if it is an unpopular opinion but drop only gems and boss focused farm seems too fun.
This is a problem to me in PoE, I totally understand those who love large packages oriented farm but focus on bosses to have 1 or 2 rates that might be good is way more rewarding.
The drop rates seems better too, you value rache single yellow item, and each gem dropped can be the one you is waiting for.
It has been announced that as of Dec 8th, Disney is going to raise their theme park entry prices from the already extremely excessive $159.00 to $189.00...
I cannot understand the psychology here. Why do people continuously just shrug their shoulders and say hey, what can you do, as they type in their credit card number to buy their tickets. It is people like this, who will pay quite literally ANYTHING in their eagerness to prove they're loyal Disney fans that keep the company feeling safe in raising their prices over and over. At what point will they wake up and realize they're being completely taken advantage of?
Pretty soon, it will only be the very wealthy who will be able to visit the parks. Perhaps that's what Disney wants, you know, keep out the riff-raff. They've already been pricing out so many families who would love to take their children there to "see the magic". Outrageous concession prices, long lines unless you're willing to cough up for a pre-pass are all that awaits the parents. The children don't see that, they're just happy, but it's a nightmare for those who aren't made of money.
So yeah, I expect a lot of people will just continue to struggle to come up with the money to go just so their children get to have that experience. Meanwhile, money grabbing Disney will have zero care for them. Come or don't, there are always going to be those who will. They need to be boycotted
Why YSK, because advertising is nothing more than a distraction from what people are doing and merely gets in the way of what someone is actually focused on.
Y’all complained about the graphics in SwSh, and I was concerned; then I played it, and the graphics looked just fine. Then y’all complained about PL:A’s graphics, and again I was worried; but again, it looked great when I played it. Now y’all keep going on about glitches and severe performance issues in SV, and once again I got nervous; but now I’m playing the actual game, and once again all of the doomsaying was exaggeration.
That’s three strikes. I’m never letting Pokémon fans make me this uncertain again.