[Pixarverse] I've been collecting evidence for the last twenty-three years. Animals clearly show signs of conscious and intelligent thought. Why is no one talking about this?
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Log Horizon Seasons 1-2 Recap/Primer (Anime-Only)

Log Horizon season 3 is about to start, and if you're like me you do not at all remember everything that happened in seasons 1 and 2. Well, I didn't want to risk getting spoiled from reading wikis, so I binge-rewatched the first two seasons this past weekend and took a ton of notes so I can share with anyone else needing a reminder or ten.

 

This is certified 100% anime-only content meant specifically for anime viewers. I haven't even glanced at the light novels or wiki. Fans who have read the novels, this is NOT the place for you to chime in with "clarifications" and "by the ways". This place is for anime-only viewers, most of whom do not want to know the slightest bit of what happens next so we can experience it ourselves. I and the people in this thread do not give a rat-man's ass about some novel exposition from volume 2 that the anime skipped over in season 1 - go make your own thread if you are compelled to share that information.

 

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Swarm intelligence (SI) is the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial. Inspiration of SI comes from Ant colonies & several other birds, animals. Just go through this video that depicts a perfect example of #SwarmIntelligence. youtu.be/27SRPy4LB48
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The Statute of Secrecy isn't in danger. In fact, it's stronger now than ever before.

A common trope, particularly in Muggle wank and Edgelord! Harry fics is that the Statute of Secrecy is in imminent danger of collapse and/or desperately needs immediate revision. Usually, this trope is used to facilitate a Malfoy Rant Fest (TM), to allow the Muggle wank to seem viable and not complete hooey, or to allow Edgelord and Edgelady Harry and Hermione to teach a "new, updated, compulsory Muggle Studies" course where they teach Purebloods how to wear V-necks and skinny jeans. The premise, especially as regards Muggle wank fics, is that technology is advancing too far, too quickly, and that the ignorant, self-delusional Wizarding World (or occasionally just Wizarding Britain) is on the brink of Doomsday. Specifically mentioned are the proliferation of CCTV cameras in public areas, the burgeoning Internet, military/intelligence organizations' spy satellites, and international news television programming. Supposedly, all of these technologies will soon destroy everything Wizarding

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The Elements (Ch 28)

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Avorias Territory - Orbit of Avorias Colony 13

Shih Ching snatched back up her discarded plasma β€˜flammenwerfer’ and checked to see how its reserves stood. It was half empty, but was cooling rapidly, which meant she could bring it to bear against these… juggernauts that this Collective was sending against them.

The beings may have once been Avorias, that much she knew, but they weren’t Avorias anymore. She wasn’t certain what they were other than perhaps some new challenge. She loved fighting and all the trappings of war. As a warrior queen among those under her command, there were no doubts as to her bloodthirst or battle prowess.

But these… things. They did

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Swarm intelligence in fish? The difficulty in demonstrating distributed and self-organised collective intelligence in (some) animal groups sciencedirect.com/science…
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Goethe’s Children...

Authors Note: after my first story had been so grim with its descriptions of mass genocide, I wanted to write something light hearted and fun but which actually asked the question-β€˜what COULD humans actually do to compete in the universe; what do we do have that IS actually possibly a unique weapon?’ So I wrote this. Still ended up with mass genocide but we can laugh about it...

Transcript of broadcast; SNN News Hour; Special report; Broadcast Live 8:03pm EST June 19th 2089; SNN Host Meredith Walker presenting Transcript begins 6 seconds in:

Meredith Walker: ...thank you for joining us here as we continue our coverage of the first annual Victory Day celebrations with SNN’s exclusive interview with all three β€˜Heroes of the Liberation’. They have not been seen in public since Victory Day itself and we are very honoured to have them all here.

SNN News Hour Ident; return to studio

Meredith Walker: So on my right is Dr Li Huning, Head of Xenobiology at the Univers

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Talking SAC2045 in a technical-oriented way

I just finished rewatching 2045. This time I watched the whole of SAC, films included, in order, so the previous seasons were still fresh in my mind. Here we go (plenty of spoilers ahead):

I think 2045 starts under a very negative light, and that first impression might have turned a lot of fans off. The opening song is not very good or fitting in my opinion, especially when compared with the great intro themes that came before. Then in the very first scene we have a very, veeery intrusive product placement, followed by the Major littering the road. A deserted road in a wasteland, but still feels bad. So in a short timespan we are hit by a lot of bad things. All this surely brought me down. The first four episodes are cool but are missing the social commentary and the heavy politics. What makes SAC so incredible in my eyes is the scifi take on society and how people would collectively behave in this high tech future. Hell, the series has a ficcional social theory for its name. Episode

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In my 28 years of Gaming Experiences... Cyberpunk 2077 is by far the most unbalanced gaming experience I've had to date.

Hi all, I feel like it's time to share my opinions and thoughts after letting this subreddit cooldown for sometime. Around February of last year, I began work on a massive passion project developing https://NETRUNNER2077.net after following this title and being a massive fan of CD Projekt Red from the original Witcher title. When they announced Cyberpunk 2077 would be their next IP I was immensely excited as I'm a huge Cyberpunk genre nerd in all forms from art, movies, anime, philosophies, books, cultural significance and relation, aesthetics and more. So having my all time favorite game company work on a huge open world Cyberpunk "RPG" instantly generated immediate interest.

Now where to even begin?

Please note, I've yet to purposely "finish" Cyberpunk 2077 in hopes of CD Projekt Red making a strong come back later on in the future, and hopes that they'll eventually release a REDKit for modders in order to create some incredible work and help flesh

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[Fire Emblem/Mobile Games] In Which a Gatekeeper Severely Disrupts a Popularity Contest (but not in the way you might expect!)

Fire Emblem. A video game series notorious for three things – excessive numbers of sword boys, hot anime girls, and having a fan base that can be really, really hostile to newbies.

This story is about all of those things... but probably not in the way you think it will be. Let me explain.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile gacha game run by Intelligent Systems (IntSys) featuring characters from all sixteen Fire Emblem games (thirteen not counting remakes, eighteen counting spin-offs and Heroes itself). You can spend real money on the game to get more chances to pull characters you want and build them up, which has caused a whole slew of other dramas, some of which are documented on here. I can’t really comment on any of that, as I’m Free-To-Play and only really care about collecting the characters I like (living barracks of 425, *hair toss*). At time of writing, there are 631 characters in the game total – however, many of them are alts (reskins with differe

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My younger sister is going through a very disturbing phase

My sister has gone through several phases. There was the emo/scene phase of her early teens; an emotionally tumultuous time during which our house was filled with β€œcore’ music, and she was rarely seen without a wrist full of bands. Her hair, when it was not dyed jet-black, was steaked with red, or occasionally blue, and sometimes even green. My parents tolerated it. I endured it, being two years older than herβ€”though in my mind, immeasurably olderβ€”and tried to combat the harsh, often shrieked vocals of her music with the surprisingly preferable noise of video game-simulated gunfire. Her moods changed more often than she changed clothesβ€”but (fortunately) the phase was short-lived.

Post-high school, she entered her veganism phase; being virtually indoctrinated into it by friends she’d made during her freshmen year in college. You’d think this would be betterβ€”with her thousands of miles away, only visiting for the major holidays. But no, it was much worse than the phase that preceded

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A.II.

First part

Preliminary report; date 24678/9/2

Location; Sphitori galaxy, star TB-48697

Commanding officer; Admiral Paloryn, 4 stripe leader, commander of 43rd fleet.

I would like to excuse myself in advance for a less then optimal report. The situation here has been baffling at its best, downright insanity at its worst. Neither I, nor any of my crew have ever seen a situation as we see here. Explanation will follow.

We exited the FTL lane at the 6th planet from the star with the intention to disguise our fleet readings in the surrounding ring of ice, rock and 84 moons counting by the Meilor scale. Almost immediately a fleet of 13.352 shuttle sized unmanned vessels emerged from nearly every solid surface in the star system, leading to a panicked attempt on our part to ready the fleet in a timely manner. As commanding officer I take full responsibility, as it was my order that only the sh

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Are WotC running out of Warlock Patrons?

Last year Wizards released an UA that included the Undead Patron. The general consensus to my understanding was that this was weird since we already have the Undying patron but welcomed and appreciated anyways since the Undying sucked. Later Tasha's introduced the Fathomless and the Genie Patrons. Which was great since we hadn't had any elemental patrons up until this point.
It got me thinking though. With Fiend patron encompassing all Fiends, Celestial Patron encompassing all celestials and so on, if they continue releasing patrons that are too broad they would run out of Patrons.
Which is why they might have made the Undead Patron and why the chose to go for genie to be specifically just genies and not all elementals.

Anyhow, while pondering this I felt inspired and thought I'd make a list of how many patrons I could brainstorm for all the creature types. I'm basing myself off of the vague difference between Undying and Undead as a basis for how similar some of these can

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Small galaxy part 45

Previous

Galactic Standard date: Year 11356 Day, 93. Sol Standard date: 4/5/3267

Catherine woke up in the middle of her pile of floofs and sat up. When she sat up straight she woke up everyone that had still been asleep, causing moans and groans from all manner of creatures. " Oh! I'm sorry! I didn't mean to wake you all! Thanks for sleeping with me though, I really appreciate you guys sleeping with me! Y'all are so warm and comfy! " she said, as she booped Rezla's snoot.

Rezla blinked a couple of times in confusion. " Why did you poke my nose Catherine? Was there something on it? "

Catherine laughed, " Yeah silly, your adorable little face was! Lets get going though, I can see my crew looking at me from the other side of the room so we probably have a shuttle that can heal you all. "

Rezla and several others looked at her with an even more confused expression. Malenth tapped Catherine's arm with his staff,

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Apes in the mud

- "Welcome Chief Scientist Krikrin. Thank you for accepting our invitation. We are gathered here today to talk about your complaint against Major Miller. Your accusations are really serious, and before we officially register your report, we want to make sure that everybody fully understands exactly what happened."

Chief Scientist Krikrin bowed his head in greeting towards the two high officials across the table, trying to keep calm.

- "Greetings Admiral Skrillir, Captain O'Neill. I am aware that my report is very ... blunt, but I stand by my accusations and I am willing to explain to you any issues you may have encountered with my report. I must say from the start that if this meeting's scope is to cover-up the outrageous behavior of Major Miller, then I will not comply!"

With this, the little scientist puffed up, and stared defiantly at the human captain.

The human smiled, and gently waved both his hands in denial.

- "No, no no... It's nothing like that. Doctor, it is the fi

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Pink Six - 3

MOAR

Part 2 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/comments/lnzf0q/pink_six_2/

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By the gods the known alien was adorable.

Ode watched it adoringly as it slept away in its specially prepared cage house.

It had taken a while to even find a terran, even with all the eyes and ears of his organisation, but that was ok, it had given him time to replicate a specialised habitat and fill it with items from his museum.

He could have had copies of the artefacts made, but only the best for his new pet, obviously.

Ode wondered what sort of terran it would turn out to be. How many observations could he confirm as truth or cross off as exaggerated.

It was smaller than he had pictured in his mind, but it clearly had a little pink wrinkly face that matched many descriptions.

He had briefly considered trying discerning if it was male or female, but decided that it probably would add to the

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[Event Megathread] Heart of Surging Flame Rerun

This is the megathread for the Heart of Surging Flame rerun event. Again, another big thanks to /u/AlyeskaBIG , who is the author for the GamePress Arknights wiki for helping us put together this writeup. Please use this thread to discuss event related discussion, such as event stages, lore, characters and so on. Please post your gacha rolls in the other dedicated megathread located here:

Thorns banner megathread [Unbound Reflux]

Heart of Surging Flame Retrospection

Full Event Page

Event Period: January 20, 2021, 10:00(UTC-7) - February 3, 2021, 03:59(UTC-7)

Event Countdown Timers

  • 1. Heart of Surging Flame Retrospection

Event Period: January 20, 2021, 10:00(UTC-7) - February 3, 2021, 03:59(UTC-7)

Event stages

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[Let's Build] d100 Factions in the Capital City

What kinds of factions would be vying for social, political, economic, cultural, or religious influence in a fantasy-based city? Please post an example name of the faction (optional), a 1 to 3 sentence description, a summary of their mission, and their alignment.

Update: We're now more than half way there! Please don't feel obligated to read everything before you submit an idea. If something similar to your idea already exists, I'll let you know. :)

  1. Cleansers of the Profane: A secretive group of religious zealots who sneak into burial grounds, graveyards, and crypts at night to exhume bodies and cremate them in order to eliminate any possibility of necromantic tampering and/or raising of the dead. NG
  2. The Collectors: A fanatic nocturnal cult posing as a funeral service by day that secretly collects humanoid corpses, stores them in a hidden crypt, and awaits the arrival of their prophesied dark messiah. According to their lore, the dark messiah is a powerful necromancer who wil
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Artificial Consciousness Is Impossible

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This piece will remain exclusive to this subreddit for as long as I'm still receiving new angles on this subject. I'll take this elsewhere when the conversation runs dry in 1 day / 1 week or whenever crickets chirp.

Formatting is lost when I cut and paste from word processor (weird spaces between words, no subheadings versus headings, etc.) I will deal with possible changes to the argument in the comments section. The post itself will remain unchanged. -DH

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Artificial Consciousness Is Impossible (draft – D. Hsing, updated February 2021)

Introduction

Conscious machines are staples of science fiction that are often taken for granted as articles of supposed future fact, but they are not possible. The very act of programming is a transmission of impetus as an extension of the programmer and not an infusion of cons

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So much for the plan

Things were not proceeding as the Exarchs briefing had suggested they would, it was supposed to be a simple specimen collection raid on a newly discovered species world. Standard operating procedure was to jump in as close to the planet as the systems gravity well would allow, broadcast a standdown and prepare for collection order to the target, then retrieve specimens when the carrier group made planetary orbit in 2 to 5 days.

That was how it was supposed to go, how things always went. How it was going was an entirely different matter. The species had no ships in orbit and scans of the surface showed only small craft, likely tenders for when larger vessels arrived, nevertheless the fleet raised shields when maximum standard weapon range was reached hours before orbit was made. Approach was uneventful, a flurry of messages and signals were directed at us but were all ignored as was standard, until on final approach for orbit a signal overrode all comm frequencies and visual links, rep

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[Various Sources] Complete Breakdown of Aelindrach - The Great Dimension of Endless Darkness and Cosmic Horrors (which is also weirdly underrated or misunderstood by Wh40k Community)

So this post will be about another dimension - non-warp realm that is a home to a minor, drukhari-related race. It won't be connected with Horus Heresy (tho Night Lords will appear) so I am sure nobody will care but whatever, I love this place.

So, let's start from the very beginning - what is Aelindrach?

>Commorragh is not a single city any more than it is a single place. Over the course of its existence many times many pockets of reality have been subsumed into the fabric of the eternal city. These sub-realms – Shaa-Dom, Iron Thorn, the Sable Marches, Malixian’s Aviaries and a thousand more – exist just around a multi-dimensional corner from the twisted heart of Commorragh. In metaphysical terms the sub-realms of Commorragh exist behind a door, through an arch, beyond a looking glass or – in the case of Aelindrach – within the darkest shadows.

Path of the Archon

>**Among these inner rings, one of the Dark City’s ancient city-state

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Cursed by their vanity, they turn creatures to stone with a look - Lore & History of the Medusa

You can read the post and see the Medusae across the editions on Dump Stat

We all know about the Medusa, or at least one version of her, though there are others. She’s the Greek woman with snakes instead of hair who will turn you to stone with just a look. Medusa’s life was one of hardship and getting royally screwed over multiple times by the Greek gods. One of the three Gorgon sisters, her dad was the greek primordial god Phorcys and her mom was Ceto, the primordial sea goddess. Eventually, this happy little life would come crashing down while Medusa was a priestess to Athena.

Poseidon took a fancy to Medusa, seduced her, and proceeded to ravage her in Athena’s temple and breaking Medusa’s vow of chastity to her goddess. When Athena discovered the discretion in her temple, she sought vengeance on poor Medusa, maybe because she couldn’t hurt Poseidon thanks to the other gods protecting him or maybe just because, in Gree

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The Custodian

Prologue:

The machine felt it’s first mechanical breath move throughout it. It felt its server farms hum to life. A thousand extensions of their mind awaken. The whir of its fusion heart coming alive. It’s first thought, as it looked through a thousand eyes and felt through a thousand audio receptors, trickled into it core mind.

Where am I?

The machine felt as it’s receptors extended, reaching for answers. It felt the memory banks of a collected repository of knowledge begin to flood its systems. But the machine felt something else. It felt. It reached, and established a link with a camera outside of its great form.

No...

It felt itself draw silent as its systems processed the memory banks. It looked in object horror across a ruined city, scorched into ash. The land was dead and cold. It’s transmitters, scattered across the landscape, pinged for something, a cold dread entering its mind.

Nothing.

I’m alone...

The machine sat there quietly. It watched the sun ris

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On Humans: A Primer (Mandatory reading for all Galactic Federation Personnel)

To His Excellency, High Chancellor Zavakavari,

Sir,

As per your instructions in our last correspondence, I have put all my energies and those of my staff into compiling a useful yet suitably brief overview on the newest species we have welcomed into the fold of our star-spanning union. We agreed at the time that this document was urgently needed, as the transition of the Terran species calling itself "humans" has not been easy, for them or for us. As of this writing, recent events such as the Great Food Fight on Urriax IV and the ambush of Senior Diplomat Fey'ka on Wyvern Station by human "teenagers" armed with highly-pressurized water weapons only further illustrate that Federation personnel must be better-informed and better-prepared to deal with human...eccentricities.

*This task, however, was not as easy as it first appeared, for humans by their very nature defy broad classification. If you take two humans and put them side by side, it is almost certain that both of them

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Free Adventure - Mad for Love, a 3rd level, belated Valentine's-themed compact oneshot featuring toy soldier constructs and a scorned artificer.

Introduction

Mad for Love is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for three to six 2nd to 4th level characters, and is optimized for four characters with an average party level of 3. After an embarrassing public incident, a gnomish artificer has become convinced that the entire town of Iazu has scorned him. He has retreated to his workshop to craft a powerful love potion that he will pour into the local water supply, ensuring their everlasting adoration for him. Can the adventurer's stop this dangerous plot before it's too late? This adventure takes place in the town of Iazu in the Siothas campaign setting, but can easily be placed in any setting or campaign with an artificer in town. This adventure can be played as a one-shot adventure or placed into a longer-running campaign.

Full PDF at this drive link: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BsvmGWQQcSJ3Q7xouwxrtEhs9xIGxtgh/view?usp=sharing](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BsvmGWQQcSJ3Q7xouwxrtEhs9xIGxtgh/view?usp=shari

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The Cradle: Part 1

”Who can tell me the name of the earliest known complex civilization to be built on Earth?”

The drone waited as the students in the class thought for a moment. One of them, a tanned boy with black hair and green eyes raised his hand.

”Yes? Gabriel?”

β€œSumer, Sir. Located in the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley, between the Arabian Peninsula and Iranian Plateau.”

”Very good Gabriel. The first recorded complex society was located there. They were known to have arisen towards the end of the Chalcolithic Age, and developed long term agriculture and proto-writing, and... yes, Tanitha?”

A girl with long brown hair and eyes had her hand raised, as she lowered it a bit. She looked about, as she spoke, a tad hesitant.

β€œUm... Sir? Why are we learning about Sumer? I thought you said we’d be learning about our future today.”

Aeon noticed the questions got some accusatory glances from some of the other students. Some of them were firm in that he shouldn’t be question.

β€œ*Stop

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The most successfully exported Australian TV show in history is ... about a kangaroo. 'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo', like Lassie or Flipper, was an unusually intelligent animal who could "foil villains, rescue hapless bushwalkers, untie ropes, collect the mail, and even operate the radio".

This is an automatic summary, original reduced by 98%.


> Strictly speaking, Skippy was not a pet, as it is illegal to keep kangaroos as such, and it was often reiterated in the series that Skippy lived in the park and was free to come and go as she pleased.

> In the episode, Skippy stars in a film, performing a number of far-fetched extraordinary deeds - very similar to that featured in the series! Many of the Skippy crew appear in the episode as extras portraying the film crew of the story.

> The CBC Bank had Skippy moneyboxes, the contents of which could be banked with the details entered into a Skippy passbook.

> There were LP and EP records featuring the theme tune and incidental music, as well as an adventure story narrated by John McCallum; there were several books including Skippy Annuals; and as at 2009 you could still buy Skippy Corn Flakes.

> The popularity of Skippy was summed up by Faunas Marketing-Me

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1d100 items found at an arcane university

Maybe the items were made by a student and doesn't quite work as intended. Or were purchased by a student for a prank, or to help them study...

  1. A wand of detect magic that actually casts faerie fire randomly
  2. Scroll of cure blindness - removes the blinded effect from any creature that reads it
  3. Ring of invisibility that makes the ring invisible when worn
  4. Dust of sneezing and choking
  5. Wand of smiles
  6. Brooch of Number Numbing - Anyone who is within 10ft of the wearer must make a DC10 intelligence save or forget how numbers work
  7. Amulet of Turn Undead - Expend a charge to make all undead within 30ft make a DC10 Charisma save. On a fail, the undead turn 180 degrees around.
  8. Necklace of Fire Alarm - If the wearer is surprised by anything, the necklace immediately bursts into flame for 1d6 fire damage
  9. Bust of Anxiety - A bust of someone. Anyone who looks at it must make a DC15 Wisdom save or feel anxious about something
  10. Doll of Returning - A creepy doll. Always appe
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The Cradle: Part 5

Nepo sighed as he read the data pad. He massaged his temples, as he looked up at the Grogat, as his assistant looked up at him.

β€œI’m sorry sir, but I have no authority in this section of interest within the Ministry of Diplomacy. But be please be sure to speak to our Cralgok Representative for said permissions, if-β€œ

Nepo couldn’t finish before the large insectoid began screaming profanities at him. He instinctively pulled his tail in to avoid them stamping on it, a reflex at this point. He grimaced, feeling the bags on his eyes tug at his face as it demanded to know why he couldn’t grant a legal permit. He sat there and let them scream, before some of Urqed Guards escorted them out.

β€œWhy in the Great Spirits name did you call me for that?” Nepo asked, sighing as he looked at his assistant.

The Vilxie, a tiny insectoid race with big eyes and large wings, with great colored plumes, stammered as he tried to provide a reason.

β€œYou know what? Fuck it. I don’t care. Just don’t do i

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Causality, Acausality and Paracausality Explained

I wanted to write a post on this subject. I’m sure for many Destiny veterans these have become concepts we take for granted but for a lot of new players these terms may be foreign to them. So I wanted to take some time to explain these concepts at least in the way that I understand them.

So it should be noted that what I write is my own interpretation and I’m completely open to feedback if you have a differing interpretation. I also plan to write an in-depth post on Soulfire and a true understanding of Paracausality will be necessary for that post. This post is long but i guarantee you it will be worth reading. Otherwise skip to the TL;DR at the bottom.

So without further ado let’s take a deep dive into the nature of Causality.

Understanding Causality

As Newton’s third law

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The Delusional Optimist's View of the 2021 Eagles: Post-Wentz Edition

This is the first post in a series I plan to do all offseason taking a look at reasons to be optimistic about the 2021 Eagles. I'll be posting it to r/eagles as well as the BGN Fanposts. I'm doing this not to convince others they should feel good about the state of this team, but more as a personal exercise to stave off the overwhelming negativity surrounding this team right now. I hope others who are seeking the same can enjoy this series as a reprieve from the difficult realities facing our beloved Birds.

The Carson Wentz saga seemed to drag on longer than it took Goku to power up his spirit bomb against Frieza, but finally it’s over. Though we are sure to continue to hear nuggets of how truly dysfunctional and awful the 2020 Eagles were, we as fans can take a collective sigh of relief knowing we can finally just look forward to the future of the team.

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β€˜There Are No Essences. You Can Wear Every Style You Like. Also, When Everyone is Super, No One Is. Oh, and just so you know, Words Have No Meaning’: 😜 a Reflection on Natural vs Classic Essence

the usual disclaimer that I don’t know what I am talking about & am not a member of SK, so take this all with a hefty grain of salt

The term β€œNatural” and β€œEssence” seem to have become rather fraught in the Kibbe community.

In fact, many people round these Reddit parts seem to disregard the actual meaning of the WORD β€œNatural” because of problematic associations (fridges, hulks, sHoUldErs, boho maxi dresses) and many keen Kibbe-ists prefer to view everything from a somewhat dispassionate angle: shapes , heights, curves, how fabric falls, β€œI see width”, ”everyone can wear any style”, etc etc. Not to say this isn’t valid & meaningful, and if this has helped you on your style journey, GOOD, but I want to (maybe controversially) go in the opposite direction today!


Back in time, long before boho maxi dresses were even a gleam in the eye of RTW clothing manufacturers, β€œthe natural type” entered the Western lexicon. I’m not sure anyone could pinpoint when it

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I collect blessed objects

  My collection of blessed objects started as a Christmas gift from my nephew. He gave me a small stuffed tiger named Max. My nephew had overheard that I was having nightmares, and confided that he too had nightmares before he was given Max; now that he was a self-appointed β€œbig boy”, he didn't need Max for protection anymore. I was told to leave Max on the bed next to me and he would guard against all kinds evils all night.

  I took the tiger with no intention to use it at first. But I did anyway, desperate for any kind of hope.

  That tiger gave me better sleep than any drug or therapy ever could.

  I began to believe that things such as Max carried with them a power that adults couldn't understand or measure, items that were blessed in nature. Max began my search for other blessed items.

  My second blessed object was a security blanket with the ability to shield against any boogieman acquired through a mutual friend. I was able

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[Barterverse] Wealth of Planets 11: New Friends

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Final chapter for Wealth of Planets is here!


Underground Students Safehouse, Zakabara Prime

"Whew, this smells hecking terrible!" Gelatimu, a factory engineer said while fanning the air away from her face with her wings.

"Enough of that! Just open all the bags. You can clean your beak later," Shikoba growled. It was not easy carrying these from the spaceport. The guards were suspicious because she definitely did not look like a farmer. She had to make up a story about being an agricultural goods merchant. The terrible codename the human agent made her use sucked. What does "Joan of Curve" even mean?

The guards probably didn't believe her, but this wasn't enough fertilizer to be reall

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the Everlands Coordinate leak and todays DDOS drama (mega thread)

INTRODUCTION/PREFACE

as many of you know the Everlands, my group base that no one has ever heard of, got leaked today and even though it only lasted a month, like every relationship I've been in, I thought as a member of the #fitfam and as a way to forever remember the times spent at this shithole, I'd discuss the events that took place at the Everlands, the people who lived there, and the most boring drama that took place today which would end in a ddos attack that shut down the server. I'm very aware that none of you give a shit and are all going to call me larper for this. But As someone who strives for honesty because god while likely the tooth fairy of spirituality, he could be real. So as a man who believes in the man up stairs, I must share that this post only exists because I took a shit ton of adderall and had nothing to do after jerking off for an hour. So being the big thinker that I'am i made the choice of making this post instead of doing my economics paper. Lo

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300+ Steam Key Giveaway

Merry Christmas to all, in the spirit of the season I've decided to give away my unused steam keys accumulated from years of humble bundles.

There are over 300 keys available, some for games, and some for DLC. Post a comment with up to 5 games from the list below before 20:00 UTC on December 2nd to be eligible, once that date is passed winners will be chosen randomly.

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed, any new entries will not be considered. The winners should be announced within the next day or two.

EDIT 2: The winners have now been picked, and keys have been sent out. Congratulation to the winners, better luck next time for the rest of you.

Game Winner
1 Screen Platformer wooohoowoo
11-11 Memories Retold Namaloom232
60 Parsecs! dabbing-is-crap
A Case of Distrust VinniTheP00h
A Glider's Journey bromlin
Acceleration of SUGURI 2 crazythepotato
Adventure Boy Cheapskate DX XanderTheChef
Aegis Defenders kks126
Almost There: The Platformer Rinku--
American Fugitive cancerous_weeb
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Escape Velocity [Unbalanced Arcane Series]: Chapter Seven

Previous Chapter

Temple and the unnamed man rushed to Rook's side just as Crease felt someone roughly grab him by the shoulder and attempt to spin him around. Crease allowed it to happen but knocked Grandpere's hand away with casual ease. Grandpere, to his credit, stood his ground although he did hold his hands out and away from his body to show they were empty.

"What the hell are you doing?" Grandpere hissed at him, "Bad enough you assaulted him! You spoke to him as well! They're going to kill us!"

"No they won't," Crease replied while keeping his own voice low, "I just stunned the fool. I didn't seriously hurt him. Also, he was standing between me and Temple and she can't prove I wasn't talking to her."

"That's pretty weak if-"

"Meanwhile," Crease interrupted, "She's now got a serious problem on her hands. If she kills both of us, the Jackmans lose their supplier. If she lets us l

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The Law of One

The Law of One comes from the Ra Material, a series of conversations between Don Elkins, a physicist, pilot, and UFO investigator, and Ra, a multidimensional being who spoke through Carla Rueckert, a psychic, medium, and Don Elkins’ life partner. It was channeled in the 1980s. Some of the topics discussed include physics, philosophy, cosmology, spirituality, mathematics, and humanity’s hidden history. The language used in the material is highly sophisticated and precise. One scholar even compared it to a PhD dissertation on epistemology.

https://www.lawofone.info

In the material, Ra states the Law of One, though beyond the limitations of name, may be approximated by saying that all things are One, that there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity. All is One, and that One is the Infinite Creator. Ra claims that this universe, which is actually one of many, was created by the One Infinite Creator by distorting himself/herself through the creation of free w

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My favorite films from every year (2020-1895)

(2020) I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Charlie Kaufman seems unrelentingly obsessed with tearing apart and exposing the male psyche. It’s something I love about his films but it also can be depressing how much I relate to them.

Runners- up: Possessor Uncut, Nocturne, Invisible Man, The Rental, Relic, Palm Springs, Shirley, Becky

(2019) The Lighthouse

The story in this film is shrouded in mystery but the clues and tools needed to decipher it do exist and with a rewatch, finding them felt so rewarding. It’s the kind of movie that I want to make my friends watch, simply so I have someone to discuss it with. It’s one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen.

Runners-up: ***Little Monsters, Furie, I Am Mother, Glass, Crawl, Ma, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Us, Color Out of Space, Ready or Not, Midsommar, Zombieland: Double Tap, The Head Hunter, Parasite, Villains, Swallow, Nimic, The Head Hunter, I Trapped the Devil, Pet Sematary, Guns Akimbo, Harpoon, Annabelle Comes Hom

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The Sphinx Lounge and Casino: A Drop-In Bar, Gambling Den, and Arena for your game

Recently, my players wanted to use a fight club to track down a villain they’ve been tracking down--and seeing an opportunity to place the big baddie right in the middle of the most ostentatious display possible, I cobbled together some resources to create the Sphinx Lounge and Casino, the perfect spot for any upscale gambling needs. Below are the details for the Lounge, the Casino, and the Arena that lies beneath the entire establishment and serves as a fancy fighting pit. If you like it, feel free to steal it without asking permission--several items are collected from elsewhere on Reddit anyway. Hope it's fun!

But hey, if you’re looking for an urban adventure, I recently came out with Knights of the Dark Night on the DMsGuild, with a pretty simple premise. Everyone builds a certain brooding, caped superhero and fights crime. Check it out if you’d like!

Introductio

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Galactic Economics 10: Wounded Animal

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Amanda Wilson was dreaming about surfing a black hole when she was woken up.

"... Wilson.... Ambassador Wilson… get up now," said a dark figure above her bed urgently. It was Steve, one of the Marine guards at the embassy.

"Wha? Steve? What time is it?" Amanda asked groggily. Steve was cute, and some part of her mind thought-

"We have to go now!" Steve shouted, cutting straight through her fantasizing, roughly pulling her out of bed. He pulled a heavy vest over her chest and secured it tightly around her waist.

"Body armor? What's going on?" Amanda was fully awake now, all sleep being pur

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Unit 190

One more hour and I will be over the border, and safe. Three hours after that I will be able to catch a ride into Tirana. Minutes after that I’ll be at my place and able to settle down for anywhere up-to the next year. It’s the best place for me now. I’d been twice before, have some local contacts and even had a place I can pay for in cash. At one time my AirBnb contact, β€œElton” was now almost a friend, and certainly a great help.

It’s not that I’m some kind of criminal or anything. Life just played out a certain way for me, stubborn in it’s frequency of providing me new challenges. But I’ve always been up for a challenge. Most of the time I relish them.

My name is Steven, but back in college everyone knew me as Slink. I had embraced the name after it was given to me during yet another problematic border crossing, This one from Montreal to Upstate New York. My fiends and I had made a very questionable decision to light up a joint just minutes before the US border. Especially giv

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Respect the Martian Manhunter (New 52/Rebirth)

> ####There are no answers that can evade me -- the Martian Manhunter.

#Respect J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter!

J'onn J'onzz is the Martian Manhunter, one of the last survivors of the planet Mars who came to Earth in search of justice and peace. Roughly one million years ago, Mars was a living world, populated by a race of humanoids divided by skin color.

However, one day the populace received a psychic warning, which the government perceived as a threat and recruited several of its people, including a young J'onn J'onzz to investigate. While on their mission, the government agent Ma'alefa'ak unveiled a double-cross, killing all of the subjects except J'onzz and then used their blood for a magic ritual that super-empowered J'onn - permanently, against his will.

Hunting Ma'alefa'ak, J'onn discovered a monster - the cause of the psychic warning that had sent him on the mission in the first place. Taking the shape of J'onn J'onzz's so

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