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  1. CiCi Sama
    December 9th, 2019 2:44 PM
    CiCi Sama
    It would be a lot of fun to trade recipes and brands! Beyond Burgers are sooo good <3 We had them for a while just down the road but then they stopped selling them, unfortunately. So now we have to drive a good distance to get them (more expensive) from the organic market. I like Field Roast, too; and Follow Your Heart cheese, which tastes amazing on Beyond Burgers. So good, my whole immediate family loves them.

    Your dad sounds nice! Aunt reminds me of some of my family members, too. They just don't take it seriously, and they don't take US seriously, either. Especially because I went vegetarian at about 13 years old and I'm assuming most of my family thought it was going to just be a phase. Particularly with just how many vegetarians and vegans fall off the lifestyle. Like Jaiden Smith who ate about 800 calories and bread or something and then blamed being vegan for his hair falling out. Like... That's called a starvation diet (or crash diet) and they're all unhealthy regardless of what you're eating. Just gives veganism a bad name for no reason. :/

    I'd love to do more with the Freedom Fighters club! I'm just currently incapacitated by illness (fun stuff) and haven't been able to do much lately. But I can't wait until I feel better and can get back into PC some more. Especially the Clubhouse and the forum games; they're definitely my favorites x3
  2. VisionofMilotic
    December 7th, 2019 5:48 PM
    VisionofMilotic
    Maybe two veggie-eatting gals like us can trade recipes or even favorite brands of food? In fact, that might be a good topic for your new club! I love field roast apple-smoked vegan artisan sausage. I don't know what it is that gives it it's kick, maybe the golden potatoes. I also recommend the Beyond Burger, both of my parents are meat-eatters and can't tell the difference, neither can I. Cook that in a skillet and throw it on a bun with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and any sandwich goodness you devise and then get ready to drool.

    With my family I'm lucky to just have representation on the dinner table. We're still fighting for equality here as vegans and veggies. I've gone to restaurants and church functions etc where there was nothing I could eat, and told things like, "Just pull the pepperoni off of the pizza."

    My loved are not all sensitive about my diet. My dad is the best about it, even has no problem eatting meat in front of me, he just doesn't tease me about me not wanting any, and will make sure there's something I can eat too. I still get older relatives uncles etc who try to goad me with lines like, "Give me one good reason why anyone should be a vegetarian!" My mom has no problem asking me to pick up some salmon or chicken for her at the grocery store, even after I have mentioned that I'm not comfortable buying meat. I hear stuff like, "What's so wrong with wearing silk?" or "Did you get this from PETA?" My aunt tried to give me some collard greens with a ham hock in it around Thanksgiving, and that was her idea of a vegetarian. So yeah, they're a true southern family.

    I love your new animal rights club! Keep it active and it could be entered for a People's Choice Award!

    A lot of folks have said similar things to what you have said to me, that they like The Clubhouse, but can't come as often as they like because of courses and work, which I do understand, so I hope the team will bear with us. We'll see how the next few events go. I'm really glad you joined the forum CiCi Sama and have a little time on your hand to spare because you are blast, and have brightened up so many different places on the forum from The Clubhouse to Trivia to Off-Topic. If there was a member of the year award then it would go to you! /Raises a glass in a toast
  3. CiCi Sama
    November 28th, 2019 10:06 AM
    CiCi Sama
    Ooh, yummy meatballs! I've had some awesome vegan meatballs before ♥ The ones I get from the store down the street are amazing. And yeah, I know some people are jackasses and will put meat in your food, but I'm lucky in that I don't take crap and people know not to mess with me. Plus I'm with my immediate family and especially my mom is very strict about adhering to my lifestyle whenever I'm around. She's a lovely person like that (my grandmother is a bit older and sometimes forgets I'm vegan, so we give her easy stuff like baked sweet potatoes, sauerkraut, and veggies, lol). So I'm not at all worried, thankfully. :)

    That's great that you've got some ideas! I'll get that Animal Rights group ready so we'll have yet another fun platform to share in and maybe make some new friends, too. The Clubhouse idea is a really cool one; it's just sad that it's hard to reach people here for all those aforementioned reasons. Especially just having a life outside of PC. It seems like a lot of the older members are the ones who are still more active here (I see a lot of people who've been here for 10 years!) so I know they've got jobs and college courses, just things that take up so much time. I'm lucky that my situation allows for a lot of freedom and extra time so it's easier for me to be more active here when I get the itch.

    Aw, thank you! You're an interesting person yourself! And I know we'll one day hit a crossroad where we just completely disagree with one another but I still enjoy the time we share, whether in the Clubhouse or otherwise. Here's hoping for more fun times! And more Clubhouse *crosses fingers!!* Happy thanksgiving and if I don't see you again until after the weekend, then have a good one!
  4. VisionofMilotic
    November 28th, 2019 2:57 AM
    VisionofMilotic
    Whichever you choose, I'll be the first to join you my friend! An all vegan Thanksgiving sounds amazing. My cousins are vegan and they have been hosting holiday dinners for the last few years so they cook lots of meatless options, one of my cousins is known for her delicious limitation meatballs! My family eats in a potluck style though, with lots of people showing up with food of their own to add to the table, so turkey, honey ham and all that stuff is still on the menu. Thank goodness for macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread, sweet potato casserole and greens. You have to watch out though, I am from the south where meat is really heavy in the dirt, so sometimes people just throw meat into random dishes. So never let your guard down.

    I hope our Clubhouse can stay too by the way. There are several members like us who feel passionately about it. The Help Thread has given me new ideas about how we can make things more active, and I would like an opportunity to implement that, rather than just kill the clubhouse-- which is I think what is at the heart of the discussion, whether clubs should continue to exist or not. It isn't just about the Clubhouse itself as a place on the forum I think, but whether we want to have as much of this kind of content on PC ad we do any longer, should we support for them or let them die is I think the real question. And you know how I feel on this. I'll fight for them.

    Yes, you are right in general forum activity has slowed down, and participation has been an ongoing issue for pokecommunity over the years. I'd say it also happens to be a busy time of the year on top of that. I have talked to members and many are buried under school work, and clubs do take more time and effort than saying hey on the daily chit chat, that's what makes them special, because there is an ongoing dedication to something. I think when Christmas is here and students are on winter break and people who are working have some days off from their job, we'll get a bumb. I actually had a giveaway in mind and an end of the year event, and hope The Clubhouse will still be in swing so I can do that ^_^

    While there is certainly room for improvement here, and I want to increase the activity, I also think there's a pitfall in measuring success just by the number of users posting. I think whether it is rewarding to the people regularly involved is also important, which is one of the reasons I wanted this to be a public discussion so I could hear any members who wanted to say something, whether it be good or bad, because it is ultimately all about you.

    Peace and love my sister, I have been reading a lot of your posts in other parts of the forum and think you are really interesting. I'm glad I got to meet you through The Clubhouse.

    -Sam
  5. CiCi Sama
    November 26th, 2019 9:56 PM
    CiCi Sama
    Nice! Glad the lifestyle is taking off; unfortunately that means the detractors are also taking off, lol

    I think that would be cool, though, to have an animal rights club. We could have general animal discussions, recipe discussions, ethics discussions, etc. I really hope the Clubhouse gets to stick around. I think it's an awesome concept, it's just having trouble since the forums are a bit slow. :( I love the Clubhouse and don't wanna see it taken away.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Hope all goes well -- I'm lucky that I get to have a vegan Thanksgiving this year at my grandmother's. Last couple of years, people haven't come to my Thanksgivings. They think I'm ruining the holiday because I don't want a dead bird on my table. But hopefully this year will have a better turnover. :)
  6. VisionofMilotic
    November 26th, 2019 8:30 PM
    VisionofMilotic
    I just wanted you know that we have something else in common. I am a vegetarian too, so if you made a club for vegans and vegetarians then I would join and try to help where I can. I know there are some others in Clubhouse who don't eat meat like LadyJirachu. Alternatively you could make something like an Animal Rights club to attract more people and a plant-based diet could still be a big part of the discussion.

    I know The Clubhouse situation is up in the air right now, but if there is a club you would like to make go ahead. I will approve it. If you want to post in any of the clubs go right on ahead and enjoy yourself since we still have the house for the time being.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week, and if you are in the USA as I am then I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving CiCi Sama.
    Stay safe and warm!

    -Sam
  7. CiCi Sama
    October 28th, 2019 9:37 AM
    CiCi Sama
    It's my pleasure! If only we could get more weirdo fangirls and fanboys like us to join in ♥

    So far so good, we'll see if that keeps up. My weekend in particular was busier and more stressful than I would've liked. Hope your week goes well, too! :D
  8. VisionofMilotic
    October 28th, 2019 8:54 AM
    VisionofMilotic
    Thank you for being such a good contributor to The Clubhouse. My areas of the forum would be a lot lonelier without all of your activity.

    I hope you are off to a good start of the week!

    -Sam