I found the caterpillar from A Bug’s Life today!!! reddit.com/gallery/i6a8pa
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Heimlich (caterpillar) from A Bugs Life is spotted on the bushes in TS2. v.redd.it/dy5jvjr0ubd51
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Meet Eruca heimlichium! (Named after the caterpillar from A Bug's Life). It weighs ≈110kg and yet is flying with small butterfly wings. Euclid, PS4, Normal, Prosperous Vy'keen system, on the freezing planet of New Uxfalor.
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These caterpillars on my tomato plant look like they're from It's a Bug's Life. Should I relocate? What are they?
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The vet put her on a special diet, with diet cat food, then she gained 2 pounds. She reminds me of the caterpillar from bugs life.
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TIL the caterpillar from A Bug's Life guest-starred on Degrassi
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Cam from Modern Family is the caterpillar from A Bugs Life
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What is this hairy thing?! Found in Spring, Texas. About 4 inches long, and 3/4 inches thick. Reminded me of the big caterpillar from A Bug's Life LOL. imgur.com/gallery/atndsnY
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📅︎ Nov 26 2018
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This is the first caterpillar I've ever seen that resembles the one from A Bug's Life.
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Heimlich from "A Bug's Life," aka: the caterpillar of the imperial moth [central Florida, OC]
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The Blob - A Pants Help Question

Ladies, my belly skin is so loose and amorphous it's like trying to catch slime or jello. I can stretch it. It's interesting, from a science perspective.

It also makes wearing basically any pant impossible. My skin either scrunches down to the fupa, or floweths over the top like a very disgusting, yet satifyingly jiggly skin muffin.

I have been reading a lot of previous posts that most ladies try to wear leggings, dresses, etc. But with my job, that just isn't an option for me. I have to wear khakis/dress pants/outdoor pants. I'm getting really tired of looking like Heimlich the Caterpillar from Bugs Life under my clothes. Anyone got any suggestions besides maternity pants? (I cant stand the belly sweat in addition to the boob sweat from breastfeeding)

Also, FWIW, I know my body image here sounds really negative, but it's only in pants!! I'm fine looking like a stretch marked Renaissance painting lady.

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The Covid Quarantine Cocoon

Do you feel like the caterpillar from Bugs Life? Use this time in quarantine to blossom into the beautiful butterfly that you know you are inside. Many are discouraged by the fact that they are isolated from others. Use it to your advantage. Make the small changes that lead to big differences. Think of the shock on their face when they see that you lost 5, 10, 15 pounds! The change will be that much more visible when they haven’t seen you on a daily basis, seeing the pounds dropping off ounce by ounce (or gram by gram for my non-Freedom Unit Losers). The cocoon is a life changing experience for a caterpillar. Their bodies get broken down from the inside out, in what I can only imagine is a rather unpleasant experience. The caterpillar doesn’t give up as a digested pod of goo though. It pushes through. It continues its metamorphosis day by day. It doesn’t know how much time it has left to remain tucked inside. It just keeps on progressing, becoming closer and closer to the butterfly it is destined to be.

Use this time to OWN your Covid Cocoon. Become the beautiful butterfly you are inside. Use this as an opportune for change. You CAN do this. And you WILL do this.

(And for all of you who have been deemed an Essential Worker and don’t get to stay in a Covid Coccon THANK YOU for all that you are doing to keep the rest of us going. I am doing my best to stay inside and stop the spread, and I hope that others around the world are doing what they can as well)

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Help Finding a Vine

Vine where the kid looks like the caterpillar from Bug's Life, and the audio is "hahahahha...boop...hahaha." Give the sauce. Haha idk

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All the answers from the Spectrum AMA with Chris, Todd & Tony

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/3/thread/star-citizen-birthday-ama

Will update throughout the AMA

AMA started at 5pm UTC. It's now 6:15pm UTC and looks to have finished. I'll keep an eye on the thread and post more answers if any appear.


Q: What is preventing random FPS AI from appearing on planet/moon surfaces outside of missions or set locations? Is this planned to make the planetary surfaces feel less empty?

Todd: We need some Planetary Nav Mesh work done, we have a fair amount of it completed. Then once that is done we can start to implement it into missions or random encounters. When that is done AI will be able to transition from Ship to Surface smoothly. This will also open us for building creatures (space cow or larger animals) or boids (very small creatures..frogs, birds) to add extra life.


Q: So what's the deal with Theatres of War?

Todd: Currently being worked on and tested, ideally Sean and Rich will give an update to everyone once it is ready for everyone to play.


Q: Death of a Spaceman(https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/12879-Death-Of-A-Spaceman) was written way back in February 2013. Obviously, there have been some changes since then(e.g. landing zones were planned to have an in-engine cutscene v. now players pilot in manually which is way cooler in everyone's opinion). While this is probably currently undergoing a design rework, could you tell us what you know to be different now, and what some possible plans are? What's changed?

Chris: Later this month there is going to be a Calling All Devs episode on "Death of a Spaceman" with myself and Richard Tyer, Core Gameplay Director (which includes the Actor teams), where we'll go into the current plans, which you' start to see the results of mid next year as we begin to bring in Medical gameplay. So watch for that as we'll go into the current design which is ready for implementation.


*Q: How do you envision NPC crew gameplay? From the small solo explorer in a MISC DUR with a couple of NPCs, to the Carrack or 890 Jump owner wanting to solo explore the universe with 5-6 NPCs, to the Javelin owner that may only have 20 reliable friends and need maybe 50 NPCs. We know it's still a few years away but it has shaped the thinking of us all as we build large fleets and think about how we'll structure our future org and solo gameplay. Todd Papy and Dan Trufin and Tony Zurovec have briefly touche

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Trilobite

A few years ago, I was called to investigate the report of a body found at 7 AM on a Sunday morning, on the 28th of September, about five miles south of Ithaca, NY. The report came from a passing jogger. She had found the body tucked along the south rim of a shallow, gently sloping mudstone gorge in the woods of Robert Treman State Park, in a corner normally just out of sight of a short trail. We arrived in the small parking lot next to the trailhead, and after walking a little over half a mile down and past the trail, we came to the corner and he was there: a twenty-eight year old man, crouching face down on a small sand-covered landing embedded in the face of the gorge, no more than a few feet below the level of the trail and perhaps thirty feet from the creek below. The condition of his body suggested he’d been dead for a little over a day. His car had been sitting in the parking lot, so he must have entered the park in the evening before it closed. None of the park police had seen him—he must have spent most of his last night in the spot where he died.

We found no evidence of homicide or foul play; no sign of any knife or gunshot wound, no evidence of blunt trauma. My team inspected his surroundings thoroughly. The layers of rock just above his body were made of plates of almost paper-thin shale, stacked on top of one another like pages in a book. They were as brittle as hors d’oeuvres crackers, easily broken under the weight of a hiker’s boot. There was no evidence in broken shale of the presence of any human other than the young man himself, whose boots had cracked its pages only in two thin, regular lines on his way up and down the slope. The mudstone landing itself was covered in a thin layer of dewy sand, which recorded no sign of any struggle or, likewise, any human being other than the young man himself. There was no evidence that anyone else had been involved in whatever had happened to him. He’d been alone.

Our witness had only known to look for him because for the past month she had seen him almost every day in the early morning on her jogging route as he made the half-mile sojourn back to the trailhead where his car was always waiting, and was still waiting now. He had seemed perfectly normal, she thought, aside from his appearance, which had become increasingly gaunt and sick. She never pried into it. She thought maybe terminal cancer, something like that. Once, she asked him about some large splotches of blood that she had noticed were s

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Isle of Armor Celebration: Shiny Giveaway!

EDIT 3: All shinies have been given out! Thanks to everyone for joining in on this giveaway! I will leave the trade open to continue discussing IoA things.

EDIT: Giveaway is on hold until mods help me fix stuff. The comments are kinda broke...

EDIT 2: Without warning, this post is live again and the comments are working again...?

Guess I will get back to handing things out!

Say what you will about Isle of Armor, but I enjoyed it! Good music, fun game mechanics, and a bunch of awesome Pokemon added back in!

I thought it would be fun to share my list of favorite returnees by hosting a huge giveaway! It took forever, but I have 30 Pokemon to giveaway! I just have too many favorites....

All of the below Pokemon were bred (maybe one or two caught) by me on Pokemon White using RNG Manipulation on unique seeds and frames. I've got 6 of each! I may end up breaking this into a couple giveaways, we'll see.

The Pokemon:

https://imgur.com/a/XmzKU1r

Zorua

OT: Kirb | TID: 00001 | Modest | 31/x/31/31/31/31

These little suckers are a monumental pain to acquire on gen 5. But dang that shiny is sharp! Use the ability Illusion to trick foes and yourself also!

'Wait, I didn't choose to lead with that pokem-- ooohh'

Happens every time.

I totally forgot to get a picture of these guys. Take this gif of a smug Zorua as an apology: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/76/4c/49/764c495d2adeaf8af7235a28103b816f.gif

Larvesta

OT: Kirb | TID: 00001 | Modest | 31/x/31/31/31/31

Caterpillar + emo haircut + hella stats = Larvesta! Its proven science. And what utility! With a good Volcarona you can:

- Incinerate your opponents with Fiery Dance!

- Hatch eggs twice as fast with Flame Body!

- Defeat Godzilla and save Japan!

Volcarona is the Pokemon I was most excited to see return! It was my first bug type I ever had in a team (and easily the most frustrating RNG experience of my life). Usually bugs are really squishy and cap out after level 20 or so, but Volcarona waits till level 59! And have you seen its stats and movepool?? Its basically a pseudo-legendary. My personal Volcarona came at level 70 from the Relic Castle.

https://imgur.com/a/jfPVjiJ

Scyther

OT: Kirb | TID: 00001 | Adamant | 31/31/31/x/31/31 | Technician

Who doesn't love Scyther? Not only is this Pokemon edgy as hec

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Varied and other carpet beetles and other new pests

Back in 2013, I was with my wife in our often unused guest bathroom, and I saw on the counter what looked like a furry bug eating a piece of cat hair. I remember my disbelief when I saw it...I spent a lot of my life playing on the carpet from the late 80s to late 90s and was also interested in entomology as a kid (It used to be what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was 12 or so). Never had I seen such an insect in all my houses I had lived in as a child, any of my friends houses, or even until then in my mid 20s.

It took a lot of searching back then to figure out wtf I had just encountered. My wife looked around and we started finding them everywhere. There was VERY little info online at the time and I struggled to find any info on it except for one or two exterminator sites talking about it. I was thinking, "weird, maybe we got some weird infestation that is rare." Little did I know I checked everyone's house since then and found them everywhere! No house was immune, not even my overly-zealous cleaning mother believed me (she still doesn't want to admit they are in her home despite me showing her them). When I bought my next house a few years later, it came complete with the varied carpet beetle everywhere. Vacuuming does not irradiate them, they always find a way in each season.

Now, there are tons of webpages talking about them. I bet anyone here, especially if you have pets, will find these guys in your home. I lived places from humid Sugar Land, TX to dry places like Orange County, CA, and these things are everywhere. It's like they manifested in the universe, as we once lived in a world without these common pests, of which there are multiple varieties.

PS, I also have found worms in my kitty litter recently. My wife told me there were moth looking things running around in the kitty litter recently, and I accused her of being high or something because "moths don't run." That was until one night I went to clean the litter and oh boy, I found their caterpillars trying to climb up the side and moths running in the litters. Again, there was very little info on this online...but we shall see how this plays out the same way as carpet beetles. I've lived with cats for over 20 years and never seen moth larvae life in tidy cat litter eating cat shit. My best guess is it's the Indian meal moth or a new similar variety, but their behavior is bizarre and I don't get how they can live in there when the litter is cleared out every day...

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Stinky Skinks

This creature evolved in the distant future of Australia, in a world that belongs to Sparkmane.

Australia has a problem with bullshit, and for once that’s completely literal.

Humans deal with shit as little as possible; to us, shit is shitty. Unless you grew up on a farm, you’ve probably never considered how horse apples differ from cow pies differ from buffalo chips… It's actually kind of disturbing how many food terms are used as euphemisms for poop, now that I think of it. Even farmers only think about poo in so far as “which type is the worst to deal with?”. ^(Pig.)

Dung beetles and other shit-eating insects, though, have quite the discerning palate, and most have strong preferences for what kind of shit that’s on the menu. The native Australian dung beetles evolved mainly to eat dry marsupial poo, and the livestock introduced to Australia by European settlers produced manure that was definitely not to their liking. The shit piled up, because the local ecosystems were not equipped to dispose of it.

In the eons since humanity’s disappearance, the Australian ecosystems have grown to accommodate this, mainly by killing off most of the non-native hoofed animals during the Great Drying. However in Western Australia, many of the hoofed animals lived on, and continued to pile up their shit. The local dung beetles have evolved to take advantage of this resource, but something very much larger has also tasted shit and found it to its liking.

Shingleback skinks are quite omnivorous, and will eat insects, snails, carrion, as well as leaves, flowers, and fruit. As the shingleback was in the process of evolving in the wake of our disappearance, some enterprising lizards must have discovered that lots of insects could be found living on poop. Fly maggots, dung beetle grubs, even some caterpillars can be found on dung, and the adult insects can reliably be ambushed by just sitting still next to a steaming pile of bug bait. It’s possible that these proto-stinkers would gingerly lick their prey off of the poo at first, but at some point, a lizard with little sense of taste and even less dignity just dug in and found gold.

Plant matter is tough to digest, and herbivores have different ways to strip nutrients out of grass and leaves. Many of the big mammals ferment it in their stomachs or intestines, using bacteria in their guts to break down the cellulose walls of the plant cells so that nutrients can be absorbed. This process is not efficient, though, and it

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 22- Fantasy Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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The march of time continued and the chill, that had been announcing the arrival of winter, had settled in over the course of the month. As the chill settled in and the autumn arrived in full regalia, the bugs, the insects and the other vermin started appearing less and less. The forest grew quieter and quieter with each passing day as the chirps and chatter slowly died down.

This made hunting hard for the moth. The chill of the autumn had already been bothering the bug and with the decrease in available creatures, the moth had been forced to undertake increasingly harder yet less rewarding fights. As a result of this unpleasant development, the creature had had to escape for its life quite a few times this past month and only had 2 Levels to show for it. Even though its Skills [Night Vision] and [Pain Resistance] had both Levelled up once to reach Level 5 and [Survive] had Levelled up to Level 3, the creature did not care about them.

It was not the case that the [Reincarnated] had not tried finding anything suitable to hunt and Level up. It had. It had even, for the past month, gone around the forest while using [Sense Essence] at a regular interval. It had hoped to find out creatures by their essences but that idea hadn’t worked out either.

Any creature that the moth found was either too high levelled and dangerous or too low levelled and useless. The moth had even tried to go after creatures other than insects but had dropped that idea real fast, once it had seen those creatures and had been reminded of its place in the food chain.

The creature was a moth. An insect. It was not a predator. It was prey. For everything else. Even smaller reptiles like lizards were out of its reach, let alone mammals and rodents. Thus, to say that the moth had been irritated at this turn of events, would be an understatement. The bug had always been a big proponent of caution and safety and with the ar

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Moths are cuter than butterflies

Butterflies are nice and all but the fact that they’re practically as flat as paper and are poisonous due to absorbing the toxins from plants as caterpillars really puts me off of them.

Moths, on the other hand, are fluffy, surprisingly intelligent and have bigger eyes. Take the rosy maple moth for example. It feeds exclusively on maple syrup, is a bright pink and yellow in colour, and is completely harmless and pretty friendly from what I’ve seen. You can’t look at a creature that looks like a tiny bug type pokemon come to life and say it’s not cute. Moths deserve more love.

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Pigs As Future Organ Donors, Malaria Tests Made Easy & Other Synthetic Biology News

🧬Featured Research

100+ Promoters Dissected with Base-Pair Resolution (Open Access)

During my time at Caltech, I contributed to a study that was published in eLife this week. In this study, we created an experimental tool, called Reg-Seq, that combines massively parallel assays with mass spectrometry to determine the nucleotide-by-nucleotide contribution to DNA binding energy for 100+ promoters. With this method, we can determine where transcription factors (activators and repressors) cling to DNA, and then use this information to design new promoters with predictable expression levels. There is also a suite of online resources that we created, including code, tutorials, and an interactive figure so that you can look at the data for 100+ E. coli promoters yourself.

Genetic Overhaul Brings Pigs Closer to Viable Organ Donors

Xenotransplantation (taking an organ from one animal to give to another) is an ever-present theme in fiction; it appears in writings by Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman, for example. A new study, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, has brought xenotransplantation (from pigs to humans) one tiny step closer to reality. Luhan Yang (co-founder of a xenotransplantation company) and George Church’s group collaborated on the study. The researchers first deactivated all porcine endogenous retroviruses in pigs, which is crucial to prevent cross-species transmission of the virus (which is infectious to humans). Then, they engineered the pigs to express nine human transgenes that “enhance the pigs’ immunological compatibility and blood-coagulation compatibility with humans”. Fiction is one step closer to reality.

CRISPR Detects Malaria, Including Asymptomatic Cases (Open Access)

The World Health Organization estimates that there were 228 million cases of malaria in 2018. Rapid, easy testing for malaria could go a

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TIFU by breaking my partner’s heart - by rehoming a caterpillar

My partner and I live in a small townhouse with a tiny paved courtyard. It has enough room for a clothesline and maybe just six square feet of garden along the fence - a few shrubs and herbs to make the place look liveable.

Despite the small space I love growing my own herbs and edible plants. I have to take good care of the plants to get the most out of them. This includes removing the occasional snail and caterpillar, usually by throwing them over the fence.

I’ve been a bit neglectful the last few days, and came out today to see a furry little tortoiseshell caterpillar about to have a feast on my spinach.

Not today, little dude. That’s for my Eggs Woodhouse.

So I picked the little fuzz ball up and put him over the fence. He’d be happier at the neighbour’s place anyway. Lots more room and great big nasturtiums to hide under and munch on.

I pick some tarragon, go inside and think nothing more of it.

Later on that day, my partner gets home and we go out to the clothesline to hang out the washing.

She looks around and asks, “Where’s our friend?”

“Who?”

“Our friend. A beautiful caterpillar that lives here I’ve been watching for a while and patting.”

My partner loves all animals. She hates spiders, snakes and bugs, of course. But she doesn’t wish actual harm on any of them.

Not wanting to admit I had thrown her new friend over the fence, I said I’m sure he was around somewhere and hadn’t seen him.

“No, he goes from the water meter box to the spinach plant for his lunch. He’s always there.” She starts turning over leaves and opens the meter box, looking up and down the fence, trying to find the damn caterpillar.

I said “Maybe the dog got him. You know what she’s like, always eating flies and borking at bees. I saw her sniffing at the spinach earlier.”

I should have known not to say something like that. But I just wasn’t thinking.

She burst out into tears.

“No, he can’t have been eaten! I made up this whole life story about him. His name is Henry, he lives in the meter box. He has a wife and children and he was looking forward to turning into this beautiful butterfly and exploring the neighborhood. He’s so soft and fuzzy and loves being patted.”

Three years we have been living here and I had no idea that my partner ever spent time in the garden except to take the dog out to the toilet, let alone name the random bugs that live here.

I should have just admitted to my partner that I heard Henry had got a divorce and his wife Karen had taken the

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Does anyone remember a TV channel called ‘Beneath the Static’? (Part 4)

It’s been a long, long month. Where I’ve been doesn’t matter so much as WHAT happened.

This is the last part before we reach the Day of Separation and… well, to be truthful, I’ve not been fully honest with you all.

I’m not who I say I am.

We’ll get to that next time, I’m still trying to find the place to explain it all, but I hope you’ll forgive me.

After the last entry went up, my night terrors increased exponentially and I almost could not function. Sleeping became the biggest chore imaginable, and I was close to mentally breaking until last week when a message popped up from an old friend.

They want to meet, and with travel restrictions lifting, they’re aiming to come out soon. They want to “resolve this once and for all” and I’m inclined to let them. We’ll be doing a reunion soon, and I guess I’ll keep you posted on that.

The Day Of Separation affected us all differently…

I appreciate the well wishes and voices of concern, but my part in this isn’t so relevant right now. What I want to focus on is the matter at hand. These don’t get any easier as time goes on.

As always, if you have memories of the TV Network “Beneath The Static” PLEASE let me know, I’m collating all the information in the comments as it’s the easiest for my anxiety to deal with. I hope you understand.

Mantis Reach was The Sage’s old hangout before we migrated to the basement.

Something did happen up there, something I don’t think any of us then or now have fully come to terms with or accepted our part within.

I’ll say this much though; There weren’t always Six Sages, and we didn’t always have such a dysfunction within our group.

Before what happened that warm July evening, when everything began to fall apart…

There were seven.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 5

Part 6

[Part 7](https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/i69hxy/does_anyone_remember_a_tv_channel_ca

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First Contact Second Wave - Chapter One Hundred Twenty Five (Telkan)

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TARGET!

FIRE!

SHOT OUT!

HIT! TANGO STILL UP!

rang out across the entire BATACNET, each tank maneuvering superficially individually but as one rapidly shifting interlocked whole. Daybreak had come, passed, and night had fallen again. The entire surface of the planet was dotted with fires, some slowly going out, others blooming into life. The air was full of ash, scorched pollen, and burnt spores.

Out in the ocean missiles corkscrewed down out of orbit, deploying submunitions by the hundreds, all of which dropped into the ocean to fall through the water until they detected enough mass, which they detonated.

Not normal explosives, but 'fuel-water-charges' which used the highly pressurized seawater as fuel to burn, expanding a bubble measured in the hundreds of meters, then the icy cold pressurized water slammed back into the bubble, creating a massive shockwave.

Whole swarms of insects took off from mushroom hives only to be intercepted by missiles that blew them apart in chitin shattered blasts.

Subtlety, fanciness, sleight of hand, all of it had been thrown away as the two dominant forces on the surface of Telkan went at it with everything they had. The undersea thinking arrays, all that was left, fought to retake the surface while the surface dwellers burned and scorched away the plant life and directed their assault on the ocean at the same time.

For the surface dwellers, they had heard the voice, firm, with a warsteel core, speak out.

"This was our home, and I would rather the Terrans burn it to liquid rock than allow that obscenity to squat victorious upon its bones."

The gloves were off.

Biological weapons detonated, releasing drifting clouds of viral and bacterial weapons that shredded apart the jungle, collapsing cell walls, destroying nucleus, whatever it took to destroy the weapon that had destroyed Telkan.

In orbit General Nodra'ak looked at the holotank and blinked slowly.

"Madame Director, did I hear you clearly?" he asked.

Every other holographic representation of Terran military commanders in the system blinked and struggled to hide th

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Custom Made: Chapter 2

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Oh by the way, I'll be bouncing around quite a bit. Ced isn't the only game in town.


>HFLC.Rom.8893Eyd.8958


These damn High Class.

Rom couldn't believe how much these high class were getting the First into trouble. They were supposed to be joining up with nearby companies and holding out until pickup. She and her fellow soldiers had awoken with every indication they'd be fighting for their lives.

"Meet up and Hold out," had been the order.

Unfortunately, her commanding officers couldn't fight their heads out from their own asses. Their first leader, one Zer Yos had impressed at first. With incredible strength, speed and grace he had sliced the Scrrsk to ribbons with his hardlight sword.

Too bad he didn't believe in taking cover. His troops had sheltered within the hardlight barriers of the tanks. Zer had chosen to block balls of plasma with his face.

Fid reported their company as the first to wake. She didn't want her company to be the first to die too. They’d probably managed to avoid that particular honour. Still the only risk they'd avoided was that of dying first.

The second High Class to lead had learned the lesson of protecting one's face from plasma. And Bep Ukz did seem to value that face quite highly. Enough so to actually pull a subordinate over to protect himself from a barrage of spikes from a cloud of buzzers.

He'd survived, but only just. Rom, and everyone else in the company, had been rather impressed. Impressed enough to leave his crippled body where it lay to bleed out. His unwilling cover had died instantly.

Rom swore as the ridge in front of her exploded in a shower of dirt and greenery. She saw another soldier go down as a goliath spike caught him right in the chest.

"Jit!" Rom shouted as her friend cried out in pain. She retreated and grabbed his shoulders. The visor of his helmet was smashed and the spike had gone right through his upper chest. She watched as the light went out of Jit’s eyes.

"Fid!" High class Kiv yelled at the operator, the only other high class left in the firstborn company. "Fid! Explain the delay!"

“These are more than mere bugs!” Fid yelled back, right hand on his temple as his left waved about in the air as if weaving magic. “I’m fighting just as hard as anyone else!”

Rom’s connection to the company wavered and flickered as

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Every time I talk to my niece I feel the power of her awesomeness

I (34F) am terrified of bugs. I live alone and across the country from nearly everyone I know. Then the unthinkable happened: I found (read lightly stepped on) an unknown bug. So I did the only logical thing, I called my sister across the country and asked to talk to her daughter who loves bugs so much she refuses to grow up to be an entomologist because she found out she would have to kill them to study them.

So, I get her on the phone and after a little trouble getting her to properly talk on the phone (she is about 8 and hasn't really needed to yet in life) I tell her I need her help with it and ask her what it is and what to do. Best guess it was a Caterpillar mimicking a poisonous millipede. So she tells me I am super brave and the scariest part is over, I already stepped on it, and I can do it and carry it outside.

I know I had to do the physical work but hearing my niece essentially believe in me made me feel very brave because if she can enjoy bugs then I can overcome my fear of them. Because of her I have been getting braver over the last 8 years and have killed the ones necessary and only yelped but not run away from so many more. The images of them jumping at my face and killing me are even becoming more rare. I once stood for like 10 min starting at a moth blending in with some tree bark and tried to get a bunch of cool photos for her.

She is my hero and makes me stronger. Ladies and gentlemen, keep raising those daughters to be fearless and enjoy their passions. You never know who they will inspire.

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Appreciation post for the Guatemala castways

The went through absolute hell. I genuinely do not think any season has been has hard as this season was.

First of all, the conditions were unbearable. It was at least 115 degrees every single day, and most days got past 120 degrees too. The location was oppressively humid too. On top of that, they couldn't go into the water because of the crocodiles in the lake (production even stopped at one point so Jeff could come into the camps and tell them that they must not go in the water; the season was so bad people were risking their lives to cool off). Yaxha did win a crocodile proof swimming cage as a reward a few weeks in though. This season was so bad that according to Rafe (via The Survivor Historians), the producers and workers were constantly miserable and absolutely hated being there - there was a record number of people who quit after filming too.

Next up is the challenges. Easily some of the toughest challenges Survivor has ever seen. The eleven-mile hike to their camps (which actually turned out to be fifteen miles because they got lost) is heralded by many to be the hardest challenge in Survivor history - Blake was violently sick for days because of a poisonous tree with spikes falling on his shoulder, and it took so many others days to recover too. Another notable challenge was the giant ball one where Amy broke her ankle (she had actually previously injured it in the Mayan basketball challenge too), and where everyone got cut up on their shoulders (will talk about this later because it is seriously gruesome). Almost every challenge was extremely physical ESPECIALLY compared to modern day Survivor, and coupled with the fact that it was swelteringly hot it really took a huge toll on the players.

Now I'm going to talk about weight loss; specifically Danni. Danni started the game at 126lbs, and as you can see from her cast photo (https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/pictures/survivor-winners-at-war-cast-members-then-and-now-photos/danni-boatwright-2/) she was already extremely skinny. Danni ended up weighing 96lbs after the game which is seriously dangerous for someone who is 5'10. She lost 30lbs, which is one of the highest for any female who has EVER played. In fact Danni actually has the highest weight loss percentage of any female to play (from the relatively extensive research I did). She lost 23.8% of her bod

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Mutter (Part 2)

[Part 1]

Hospitals were Mom’s domain.

A doctor in faded green scrubs appeared in my fuzzy vision, as if materializing out of nothing.

“Owen?”

I was blinking the blur away, readjusting to the small waiting room, with its nearly empty vending machine, its pipes painted white to match the walls, and its ringing fluorescent lights overhead. I was the only one in the room.

“Owen?” the doctor repeated.

I looked up. “He’s okay?”

The doctor was a short man with a wide face, making his smile seem longer than normal. “Your father’s doing fine. A little bump on the head, a few scratches, and a bite mark.”

“What the hell was that guy on?”

“What guy?”

“The psycho who bit my dad!”

“Oh, yes. I’m not allowed to discuss other patients, but I’m told the police investigation is ongoing. Now, we’ve given your father shots and made sure no infection will spread, if there was any. We’re going to keep him overnight to monitor him.”

I stood. “Which room?”

The doctor held out his hand. “Er—Owen. Your father asked me to send you home. He told me you need to sleep.”

“What? Hell no. I’m not going back there. Aren’t the cops there anyways?”

The doctor chuckled. “No. We don’t have a team of forensic investigators in this town. You should be okay.”

“How am I supposed to get home?”

“One of the officers here can take you,” the doctor said. “Or perhaps you know someone nearby?”

I was holding my head in frustration. “I don’t—no. We just moved here. Can’t I just stay here? I’ll sleep on the chair. I’m not even tired. Why can’t I see him?”

“Owen, slow down,” the doctor said, smiling. “Unfortunately, the officers think it’s in your best interest to head back home.”

“What?”

He approached quietly, folding his arms. “Owen. Your father’s attacker—he’s here. We’re providing care for him. The officers think it best if you weren’t here.”

The thought of the old man getting help made me sick. I was too unnerved to give him the benefit of the doubt. Tweaking, mentally unstable—it was background noise to the idea that someone had been possibly living underneath me.

An officer wearing one of those puffy black coats came out of the swinging doors behind the doctor. “You Owen? Let’s go.” He walked around the reception desk and backed into the glass doors. “C’mon.”

I hesitated. The officer had a stoic face. Before I could answer, he was already outside.

“You better go,” the doctor said. “Your father is fine.

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The Featherlight Transmission, Ch. 30

Clang! Clang! Clang!

I swear on the genitals of every god, I’m moving. I’ll dig a hole in the fucking Subterrane or something. Hell, I’ll just punch whoever this is in the face, and keep punching until they’re a fine liquid. Prison would be better than anyone being able to walk up and bang on my door while I’m trying to sleep.

Clang! Clang!

I roll over, because my brain’s only been off for about two hours and I cannot withstand a mere taste of sweet, sweet oblivion. “Fuck off!”

“Either you open this door or I do, Featherlight!”

It’s Deepwell.

I don’t think the Lieutenant has ever shown up here before. He’s never had a reason to.

This could be bad.

I shed the blankets and ooze out of bed, lumbering over to the door and shoving it open. There’s Lt. Deepwell, uniform as blue and black and pristine as ever. He looks fine, but he’s got his hands on his hips like a miffed aunt.

He scrunches his orange, caterpillar-y eyebrows at me. More specifically, at my underwear, which is salmon pink with a repeating print of a teal and orange umbrella cocktail.

“I didn’t think you were the type, Featherlight.”

“I’m a man of fashion, Lieutenant.”

“The fuck are you doing here?”

“I live here.”

“I somehow expected you to be gone longer than less than a day.”

“Me too. Expectations are funny like that. I didn’t tell anyone I was back yet, Lieutenant. When did you bug my apartment?”

You bugged your apartment. The scrambler on your computer. It logs activity. I got to my desk this morning and saw it had your data engine coming out of standby at around one in the morning. So I drove over. I thought someone had tried to rob you or something.”

“Nope. Just me. You’d better come in.”

I let him in. He doesn’t look around a lot, because there isn’t really anything to see. I do see his eyes stop, very briefly, on the machinery panel leading down to my secret hidey hole. Because he’s a cop, and all cops are criminals that just happen to be part of the biggest gang in town.

I sit down on my bed, and wave at the chair. He spins it around and parks, reaching into his jacket.

“Can I smoke in here?”

He already knows the answer, because there’s an ashtray on my desk. He’s just being polite.

“Only if I can have one.”

He hands me a smoke out of his shiny pack of Crystalclears. They’re wrapped in blue paper. A no-nonsense middleshelf brand. Smoked by cops, accountants, dads, and anyone for whom musical theater is a death sentence. They taste like leather and profess

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Emoji Trigger Data - 37.0.0

Guide

Base Score - The initial Score Value of the emoji upon acquisition
Per Full XP - The amount the Score Value is raised each time the XP bar is filled
# Emoji Level n (n) - The number of the collected emoji required to allow activation of the emoji's power for level n. The value in parentheses, if present, indicates the number required for first activation

Silver (36 Emojis)

Name Base Score Per Full XP # Emoji Level 1 # Emoji Level 2 # Emoji Level 3 Powerup Description
Mickey Mouse 100 6 23 23 23 Creates Lightning Clouds with Mickey magic!
Donald Duck 120 9 28 30 32 Donald's temper tantrum scatters emojis!
Pluto 120 12 27 27 27 Licks the board and clears a column of emojis!
Minnie Mouse 100 9 20 20 20 Blows kisses to the board. Heart-eye emojis give extra coins!
Daisy Duck 115 10 25 25 25 Tap pink flower petals to clear corners of the board!
Goofy 120 12 22 19 16 Gawrsh! Goofy hits the board and shuffles it!
Ariel 100 6 26 26 26 Makes a wave of bubbles to clear away emojis!
Flounder 120 9 25 25 25 Turns the tide by adding more Flounder emojis
Sebastian 100 9 24 24 24 For a short time each match is worth x3 points!
Prince Eric 110 10 27 27 27 Eric tries to Kiss the Girl! Emojis above turn heart-eyed for bonus score.
Sulley 100 6 26 26 26 Sulley roars to scare random emojis off the board!
Mike 120 12 32 32 32 Rolls and bounces, clearing emojis as he goes.
Randall 120 9 21 22 24 Sneaks a bunch of Randall emojis onto the board
Celia 110 11 30 (28) 29 (28) 28 (28) Googley Bear! Adjacent Celia and Mike emojis get heart-eyed and give extra time.
Roz 150 12 28 27 26 Tap to report a sock and summon the CDA agents. Prepare for decontamination!
Boo 140 10 26 (25) 26 (26) 26 (26) Boo and the monsters generate energy to bring Lightning Clouds!
Simba 100 6 26 26 26 Animals run left and right to clear a row of emojis!
Timon 120 12 22 22 22 Tap the flowers! Each tap clears surrounding emojis!
Pumbaa 120 12 20 20 20 Grubs drop down and scare away emojis!
Rafiki 140 12 24 24 24 Meditates to lift all Rafiki emojis toward the top of the board.
Nala 110 8 26 26 26 Pinned ya! Nala tumbles with Simba, clearing emojis and placing a powerup.
Bambi 120 12 21 21 21 Butterflies land on random emojis to clear them away.
Thumper 100 11 23 25 27 Miss Bunny makes Thumper twitterpated, thumping and clearing emojis!
Marie 12
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First Contact Second Wave - Chapter One Hundred Twenty Four (Telkan)

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The thinking array was nearly three quarters of a mile in area, with over two hundred lobes, responsible for coordinating everything from spore blooms to biocreation to strategy for eliminating the failed life forms. It had massive plate-like cooling fins, elaborate slurry cooling piping, and a dozen ways to flush excess heat.

None of it was helping.

The surrounding terrain for nearly a mile around it was either one fire, churning up beneath the hammer of bunker buster rounds hitting bedrock, or part of the lakes that were involved in a self-sustaining reaction that even burned sand, mud, rock, and the air itself.

Dropping the psychic shield was impossible, even if it wasn't for the artillery shells that kept slamming down. The fire from the lakes was advancing out of the water, down the thick arterial pipes, as the nutrient solution burned.

Another set of missiles detonated over the lakes, over the psychic thinking array, scouring the area with white phosphorus, thermite, magnesium. Then Azidoazide Azide / chlorine trifluoride / FOOF warheads into what was left of the lakes. Sand turned to glass which then burned with a white hot fire, raising the temperature to the point bedrock began to crack.

For the thinking array, things got worse. It sat upon a thick mat of vegetation holding nutrient fluid and cooling slurry, which was now mixed with reddish orange fire suppresant powder, which bonded to plants to prevent heat from harming it by creating a thermal insulation layer.

Normally used to keep fires from damaging wooden structures, the heat not only couldn't get in...

...it couldn't get out.

The fire retardant foam landed and started to carmelize quickly, turning into thick goo that adhered to the powder and then sealed it beneath an oxygen barrier layer of plasticized fire retardant.

The psychic shield could feel the heat around it as the five lakes boiled away, the steam turning into fuel to make the reaction even more violent, as hydrochloric acid spewed everywhere only to burn. Temperatures hotter than the sun started even the atmosphere burning.

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[Thank You] July thanks to amazing people!

This is my first month on RAOC and it has been absolutely wonderful. I want to say thank you to the whole community for making this place amazing! Onto the thanks:

u/-ohio - I smile every time I see this card. It really does have positive energy! The Eisenhower stamp is so cool!!! I'm planning on rewatching "A Bugs Life". Heimlich the caterpillar has always been my favorite.

u/longlivethedodo - I was overjoyed to see mail from Canada! I'm definitely trying the potato biscuits, then I'll make a ton of the World's Best Brownies next! I'm not much a baker, but with these recipes, I have powerrrr!

u/soxgal - I love the heart stamp on the front! And the little piggy on the back! Reading a book with the fire crackling sounds wonderful. Thank you for the card!

u/mc3pio - The card felt so warm to look at. I love the quote! I know it's by Van Gogh, but it sounds like something Willy Wonka would say. Thank you so much!

u/vlovato - Red pandas are totally the cutest! Ahh I love them. I learned about them in 5th grade, when Animal Jam in the computer room was all the rage. Thank you!

u/dizzysymphonystatue - It was so cool to see the return address stamped! That's going on my penpal wish list. I love seeing the pineapple when I opened it! I put the little decoratives on my bag. I love it, so cute! I've actually never tried chili. I remember seeing it on Awesomeness TV. The girl put it by a lost dog sign and came back to the sign saying "Chilli! I'm so happy!" or something along the lines of that. I'd love to see a photo of your golden retriever if you could send it! My Luckys playing with his snoopy toy in the room next to me. Thank you for the card!

u/travellincat - This post card will forever remind me to send mail. It weirdly motivates me to do my work for school. A quick glance of it and "I can do mail after I'm done!" Thank you so so so much for the abundance of stamps! It was sooo much and I loved every one!

u/tats76 - I heard Vizzinis voice as I read the quote. I love it I love it! It's such a gorgeous card!

u/ocean_bea - I love

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Let's Talk About the NEW Spell Audits!

If you haven't been living under an actual rock, you'll have remembered for like about a week or two now the Darkmoor and a few of the Polaris spells were nerfed BIGTIME. Like basically unplayable big time. However, I am happy to inform everyone about the NEW audits, which not only includes Darkmoor Spells but also a buuuunch of other spells in the game! So, sit back, relax, and let's discuss!

F I R E -

Fire Dragon: 600 damage + 375 over 3 rounds

Finally, a much needed Fire Dragon buff! While the spell was by no means AWFUL, the base damage was lower than the highest potential of Meteor and the spell overall barely did more damage than Storm Lord. However, now it does almost 1,000, which is actually really nice. The biggest upside though is, in fact, the higher initial hit though. Fire definitely will benefit from this a LOT until they get Bull, and maybe even after since as you can see, it does more damage than it in total now!

Scorching Scimitars: 876 Damage divided to all

Personally, I haven't used the 4 pip spells and see them used more in PvP than anything. Because of this, I can't really do much of discussion with these, but overall from the looks of it, its damage is decent for 7 pips, since face it, you're gonna single hit with it more than anything.

Fire From Above: 960-1080 & +25% next 3 Fire Spells

Yes, yes, yes! Fire got away even more unscathed. The damage is awesome again, plus the Fuel? I don't wanna say it's too good just in case a dev is passing by, but... Yeah. Amazing buff. Hopefully with the upcoming Efreet Audit (I'm thinking changing the Weakness to a Mantle) it'll make Fire nice and well balanced.

Raging Bull: 705-825 Damage & -40% Smokescreen to all

This is actually really nice. The damage is barely less than Live Realm, with the addition of an extra 15% on the mantle which, while it isn't the MOST important since you're most likely Alpha Striking and OTKing anyway, but it's still really nice to have just in case.

THOUGHTS: Fire got really nicely balanced for this update! I love the buff for Fire Dragon and touching up of their Shadow Spells. I really can't say much except this is probably one of the best of the balances :) Until Efreet gets hit, Fire Wizards rejoice!

Storm -

Leviathan - 975 Damage and remove 1 Charm

I think this was a bit too harsh on Levi. Personally I think the devs overvalue removing charms a little since while yes, it hurts getting hit with a Leviathan in PvE and losing two blade

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A Good-Faith Analysis of the Maddening New Balance Changes

>We have re-evaluated Shadow Enhanced Spells and have rebalanced them to be in line with expected power per pip cost with all the other spells in the game.

First off, this is not going to be a "BUGS NERFED GAME DED" post. Most shadow enhanced spells are far too powerful and need to be nerfed. Shadow enhanced hits are so superior to their mundane counterparts that it is rare to see anything else being used at high levels of play. In some ways, I actually don't think these changes went far enough. No, the biggest problem with the balance changes isn't that spells were nerfed, or even that the nerfs were too harsh, it's that the changes do not represent any coherent design or balance philosophy. They go in every direction at once and often seem to contradict each other's intents. Most egregiously, they do not even seem to follow the guidelines for shadow pip balancing set by KI in the patch notes. I'm going to analyze every shadow enhanced spell in the game to show what I mean. This will be a long post, but this will probably be the most consequential update to the game since shadow spells were introduced in the first place, and it demands a detailed response.

Balance

Gaze of Fate - This spell has been removed from the game. Some people on this sub and elsewhere have drawn unfavorable comparisons to savage paw, a 5-pip balance spell which, in addition to not being very good, doesn't require a shadow pip. Since the introduction of shadow enhanced spells, there has been the question of how many pips a shadow pip is worth. Given the statement I quoted at the top of this post, it seems that KI is interested in interrogating this question with this balance patch. The new gaze's answer to this question is somewhere between one and zero. This card has been cut at the hip. Such a change only lends itself to one conclusion: KI wants to make shadow spells a complete non-factor. This would be a horrendous direction in my opinion, but at least it would be a direction, which brings us to...

Nested Fury - This card has not been changed. Let that sink in for a minute. Gaze of fate had its damage more than cut in half, but the next card in the very same class was left alone entirely. Nested fury's answer to the aforementioned shadow pip value question is something like 5 pips. What can we conclude from this? Does want KI shadow spells to be viable or not? The previous change would indicate that they do not, but this non-change seems to point to something more

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The Goodenow Sphere

I’ve carried this secret for decades and have waited for the last of the three men in charge to die before I shared it. As promised, I kept my side of the bargain, but now I can tell the world.

This story is going to piss you off and leave you uncomfortable, unfulfilled, and rife with questions. I feel the exact same way about this experience, and I lived it. That’s how life is sometimes, you don’t always get everything wrapped up nice and tidy at the end of the episode. I can tell you the small part of this that I experienced, but I’m not going to give you a wild hypothesis or conjecture because I simply don’t have any answers. I believe it’s better to give you the truth of the experience than just blow smoke up your ass to make you feel better. At least we get to have company and commiseration in our bewilderment.

What I will give you is the simple facts as I saw them myself, as a first-hand witness and actual member of the small crew that cleaned up the mess. Beyond that, all of the rest is left as an exercise to you, gentle reader. I offer no explanation, no solid conclusion, and no resolution.

What you choose to do with this information, is up to you.

Located a town over from where I grew up is a little place called Marne, Michigan. It’s a dot on a map with the claim to fame being that it hosts the Berlin Raceway, home of weekly formula car races and the annual local fair. Aside from the fair every year, nothing much happens there. It’s so small that the town’s only highway exit doesn’t even have a gas station anymore. A tiny place in the shadow of Grand Rapids. If you ever happen to stop by, get a grilled cheese sandwich at the Interurban Cafe (the old train station). They’re the best I’ve ever had.

For me, and a small team of other people, Marne holds a secret that none of us have ever understood. It’s not in any history books, and the official account is that none of this ever happened.

Now, I’ve spent a lifetime being in places I never was, having conversations that never happened, and working on projects that never existed. They pay well and promptly. So long as the paycheck is good, I don’t have to give a shit about much else. Such is the nature of my career - doing prototypical engineering and fabrication all the way from the world of high-energy physics to making custom sex machines. But this story has been an itch in my brain for years.

If you take a short walk from the main road to the back of the cemetery the scar on the Earth is s

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[Let’s Build] d100 traits which can be used when crafting a fantasy race for a setting

This list’s purpose is to catalogue ideas for use in creating new races for a dungeon master’s setting, whether it be physical traits or lore ideas.

Examples:

  1. Scale-like skin which absorbs darkness, can be used to camoflauge them in darkness using the absorbed darkness

  2. Eats gemstones to gain magical power

  3. Can morph their hands into fin-like limbs for combat

  4. Cannot go into water due to a curse by a god

  5. Bug-like exoskeleton made of a certain element (ice, earth, magma, etc)

List Submissions:

  1. looks a bit like a porcupine; can impale humanoid bodies on their spikes and gain some abilities from the dead

  2. can detach soul from body(good for scouting and that kind of stuff)

  3. can reattach lost body parts, even taking from bodies of other people.

  4. can take a long rest and restructure their bodies(can make selves look like other same limb numberd same head numbered creatures of same size)

  5. can selectively create writing on own skin(writing cant be removed, can use own skin as spellbook)

  6. any time they sleep, they are incorporeal.

  7. any time they enter direct sunlight, they are stunned for a full minute before being able to continue

  8. can turn invisible on one of the phases of the moon

  9. can fly on specific holy days

  10. tails that they can shoot spikes from (manticore-style)

  11. immune to being drunk

  12. hair grows at rapid rate and they can control their hair as long as its attached to them

  13. can talk with spirits of the dead as long as their bodies are nearby

  14. can detach and telekinetically control hands(effectively increase reach to 30 feet)

  15. Absolutely refuse to die. Where as any other creature would stop fighting, these creatures wi keep moving even if there’s a hole in their chest.

  16. Complete Immunity to damage of a specific element on an extreme scale; I.E. fireproof = Standing on a star. Note that they are not immune to other forces at play, such as radiation, unless that is instead their only immunity.

  17. Creatures can fire elemental beams/cones. An age-old example of specification.

  18. Age difference is greatly pronounced; juvenile members of the species appear to be a separate species altogether, with their own relatively unique abilities.

  19. Anatomy of the creature can freely rearrange to enable adaptation or regeneration, such as the ribs turning into a mouth. Excessive mass can be shed and stored.

  20. Species exclusively reproduces via industrial creation, either via cloning or d

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Sleep paralysis after microdosing

This is my micro dose experience with one question at the end. If you get through it, thanks in advance, if you don’t, I get it. :) There are some uncomfortable parts in this post, so I don’t want to scare anyone who is just microdosing for the first time. Everyone’s tolerance level is different, so as a sensitive soul, I would recommend starting with a lower dosage than .05g and work up from there.

I have tried micro-dosing psilocybin mushrooms this month, 2 days on, 5 days off, with a total of 4 times. I didn’t do the normal Stamets’s protocol, but I will in the future. The first day, I brewed some tea with an inch of a small stem. I only took a few sips, and waited it out. All of my senses were definitely heightened. I sat outside, on my front porch with my dog. I was feeling a bit anxious, and paranoid, yet calm, and self aware, but more aware of my surroundings, in a positive way. All I wanted to do was get some thoughts out on paper, like my brain had something to tell me. I wrote down, “You won’t be paranoid, if you just live life.” That night I felt a bit wired, I took the micro dose around 4 pm, but I was able to get to sleep.

Side note, I have been dealing with paranoia for the past 3 years, due to smoking excessive amounts of weed while prescribed Venlafaxine (for social anxiety and depression). Sadly, at that time I was in an abusive, narcissistic relationship. It was very hard to get out of, if anyone has ever been in a narcissistic relationship, you feel very empty by the end, as if you don’t exist.

I haven’t smoked weed since February this year and have been off of Venlafaxine since June of 2018. I still have the after effects of paranoia, unfortunately. To add, I also have been diagnosed with C-PTSD, with Depersonalization/derealization, from childhood mild trauma, emotional neglect. I don’t own these diagnoses, because adding meditation, yoga, and dance back into my life these past two months (practicing on my own), has allowed me to release these past, negative, built-up thoughts and patterns that ruminate. Some days I get relief, so I know keeping busy and focusing on positive behaviors and affirmations help immensely. I’m not new to the game, I’m new to implementing the behaviors. The difference between knowing and doing.

Back to my Md’ing experience.

The second day, I was feeling pretty excited of the possibilities with md’ing. I grinded up my homegrown mushrooms and took under .1g, although I didn’t measure. I realize I’m ve

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I just went into a whole rant making descriptions of different tv shows, so I'm posting them here for you to see.

original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/memes/comments/iizxbl/yup_thats_incoming_alright/g3aw4jv/?context=3

Description 1:

The iPhone 600 will just be a chip embedded in your brain that summons screens out of mid-air the same way Hector Ruiz does in the 2009 PBS Kids show The Electric Company, specifically in scenes like >!where Marcus Barnes tries to prove Francine Carruthers' and Gilda Flip's product, the "Incredible Return-A-Ball" and "The New and Improved Incredible Return-A-Ball" , to be a defective toy to scam children out of their money in season 3 episode 8 "The Incredible Return-A-Ball", named after the toy the Electric Company successfully proved to be a fake.!<

Despite the limitations of Hector's power only being able to show images and videos he had seen, I believe that a future Apple Product will be able to have an ability similar to his, able to show websites, games, videos, and maybe season 3, episode 7 of The Electric Company (2009) "The Wordball Games", where the Electric Company and their rival team, the Pranksters, compete in a series of games that eventually gets won by the Electric Company where >!Marcus Barnes, the youngest member of the team, guesses the question "In the Wordball Games, what is the one thing you can never bend?" (Answer: You cannot bend the rules.)!<

Description 2:

Or perhaps said holographic phone will be used to view My Life As a Teenage Robot season 1 episode 9 "Hostile Makeover", where Jennifer Wakeman, the main character, also referred to by her mother as XJ9, >!swallows a miniature bug-like robot hiding in smoke emitted by Vexus, ruler of Cluster Prime, and she goes through multiple alterations, examples being large bolts on her head, increase in size and muscle, and hair-like wires appearing from her armpits.!<

>!The now-altered Jennifer Wakeman gets defeated when Brad, Tuck, and Nora Wakeman, her mother, attack her with jumper cables, eventually forcing her to release the nanobot she accidentally swallowed days before Picture Day, where a camera flash turned her beserk and she started attacking the school. She gets her picture taken, but it's revealed that the attack left her stomach region completely ruptured.!<

Here is the picture taken of Jennifer at the end of the episode.

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Or just maybe the future holographic phone will be used to view Robocar Poli season 3

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Doom Patrol #2 - Radio Nowhere

DC Next presents:

Doom Patrol

Issue Two: Radio Nowhere

Written by DreamerDriver

Edited by AdamantAce, dwright5252 , Deadislandman1

Robotman wakes.

Darkness.

Well this doesn’t make sense.

Oh hold on.

Robotman forces his eyes open. The gears have grown stiff, and the lids are rusted from nonuse, so it takes quite the effort.

His eyes burst open.

He’s staring up at a ceiling made of rotting wood. Several cracks, a missing board opens to a hole dripping water from a recent rainstorm. A small caterpillar passes through some large holes in the wood. If Robotman could smell, he would wish he couldn’t. He uses his arms to get…

Wait a minute.

No arms.

Well that can’t be good.

Robotman cranes his neck to look at his body.

Wait, no body. Not even a neck.

Just a head.

“What happened in there?” A heavily German sounding voice comes from Robotman’s right.

Robotman rolls his head to face the voice. He sees his own robot body lying on a workbench, with something welded onto his chest. Next to the body is an old portable radio from the 1960s. It has two antennae, and in between them is a line of electricity.

“That comatose state was supposed to be inescapable. How were you able to break free?” The line of electricity moves as it talks, becoming more jagged as the pitch increased and decreased.

“Well, you know, normally I would say something like ‘that ain’t the only thing I’m gonna break’ or something, but (Robotman looks around at the situation he’s in) I seem to have found myself at a bit of a disadvantage.”

“Oh, you’ve been at a disadvantage for a long time.”

“Oh, is it monologue time?”

“Shut up! Yes, a long time. But not as long as I, 𝕯𝖔𝖈𝖙𝖔𝖗 𝕵𝖆𝖓𝖚𝖘...”

Robotman begins to snicker at the name.

“I said shut up! I was a respected Nazi scientist. I was Hitler’s top scientific aid. Well, not Hitler, but his, like, number one or number two guy. His name was Ralph. Sweet guy, good with numbers. Which is just as good! I was developing a weapon with the capability of wiping out all radio signal in a given area. With correct deployment, this would completely wipe out all communication between the al-loser soldiers, turning the tide for the axis, for Germany, HEIL HITLER!”

With this outburst, the lifeless arm attached to Robotman’s body pierces upward in a sieg heil.

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A hunt for a fly

So a fly got in the house, which for me is both a horror and a thrill because now I get to hunt.

You must understand, I am from Florida. So I grew up surrounded by bugs and killing them has been the only life I've ever known.

We were coming in through the garage from a walk outside & it harassed us by the door but i thought i shooed it away successfully. But after the garage was closed and we entered the house, it followed us in & of course this invasion was an act of war. I was fortunate it turned into the children's room & not the main hallway to the rest of the house.

So immediately, I followed it & shut the door. My wife understood and left me to my duty - only one of us would be allowed to escape alive.

It frittered around without landing in the middle of the room as i gathered the Hungry Caterpillar book I would use to end its life. As i tried to line up a kill shot, it had effective evasive maneuvers & encircled me such that i could not keep a beat on it to line up my death blow.

Next, i lured it closer by turning on the lamp & while it took notice of it, it did not comply by staying there and kept switching sides across the room by the windows.

So i closed the blinds and curtains such that the only light was the lamp by me. I also knew the diaper genie was on this side which could serve as another lure. All this time its buzzing let me trace it. At this point it surprised me by taking away this tool at my disposal by coming to rest where i could hear it no longer. It effectively turned my room darkening strategy against me.

Thus i had to startle it into flight again so i started smacking around the room to scare it into the air. Unsurprisingly it came to rest by the trash can full of stinky baby wipes so when i slapped that area it went back to the air again. However after more unsuccessful striking it stopped again & I couldn't find it.

I began to panic as I imagined it laying its eggs and the room becoming a stronghold for them. I got desperate and started smacking the clothes in the closet, the dresser drawers, everything. No success. Could it have gotten low enough to fly out under the door?

No, it just was hiding effectively so i went back to the window and sure enough, there it was behind the blinds and curtain, up high by the top sliding track. It had overcome its fear - even after i tried to startle it into flight again by hitting the curtain next to it, it remained still.

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Monstrobiologist's Report: Enormous Arthropods of Terraria

My first few days in Terraria were harrowing. Many times, I came close to death- and a not insignificant number of these close calls were because of the massive arthropods native to the island chain.

Yet even as I recall the times these creatures nearly killed me, they fascinate me at the same time; the ways these gigantic creatures differ from their ordinary counterparts grant important insight into the nature of the region as a whole.

Enclosed is a report on many of the more notable giant insect, arachnid, and other arthropod species I've observed in Terraria. My hope is that this will both reduce the number of human casualties to these dangerous creatures, and inform of the unique place they have in Terraria's ecosystem.

Terrarian Giant Antlion

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Neuroptera

Family: Myrmeleontidae

Genus: Megadistoleon

Species: Bellatorus

Megadistoleon Bellatorus, the Terrarian Giant Antlion, seems at first glance to be very similar to smaller antlion species. Their larvae have a bright orange-and-yellow coloration that I, at first, mistook for a jewel- before it spat approximately two cubic meters of sand into my gut and cost me another Health Potion. This incident was how I learned that ordinary antlion species do, in fact, throw sand at their prey, to keep them from escaping their trademark sand traps. The adults swarm during sandstorms, which also appears to be their primary mating season; for this reason, adult Giant Antlions are colloquially known as "Swarmers". The creature's life cycle is similar; as a larva, it eats until it reaches sufficient size to pupate, at which point it undergoes metamorphosis and then searches for a mate.

However, the difference in size comes with some unexpected disadvantages for the Antlion. Their pits are much harder to take anyone by surprise, given that they appear to be gaping holes in the desert; they can also make fewer of these pits, as there's only so much desert to go around. The Sand Slimes and Vultures native to the desert are often not easy to kill and eat, and the Zombies and Demon Eyes can often overwhelm the smaller Antlions when they attack in hordes- to say nothing of a Blood Moon or a Solar Eclipse.

*The Giant Antlions, however, also boast slightly increased brain functions over their ant-eating counterparts, and thus they are able to do something completely unexpected. Giant Antlions, in an ironic twist, exhibit colony

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[H] Tons of Humbles to Help You Through This Quarantine! [W] PayPal/Wishlist/Offers

I AM NOT, NOR WILL I EVER BE INTERESTED IN CS:GO OR TEAM FORTRESS 2 KEYS, GEMS, OR TRADING CARDS.

Currently have the following up for grabs; all games are Humble giftable links redeemable on Steam unless otherwise noted (some are purely Steam keys gathered from Fanatical.com). Strongly prefer PayPal, but will also consider items off my wishlist or anything good I don't already have. Willing to trade SEVERAL titles in exchange for PayPal (or Steam credit, pricier items off my Wishlist, or Nintendo eShop credit).

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Panic bought seeds? Not sure what to do with them? Here's some local help!

As an avid gardener, I ran across a couple posts about people who bought seeds and now are not sure how to handle them, or what to do with them, or are really excited to see sprouts but don't know what the next step is, as gardening is new to them. As I am stuck at home with nothing to do BUT garden and reddit, I thought it might be helpful to put my years of experience as a hobbyist to use and/or get a conversation going with other gardeners about what's going on in Baltimore this time of year in the great outdoors. If anything, it gives my hands a break from weeding. If you already garden and don't need the basics, skip to the bottom.

Without further ado:

((Step 0.5: Acquire your plants))

In theory, you've already done this while scouring the local market for any form of meat or bread, whatsoever. If you haven't, and want to, some seed companies are still shipping from their online sites. If you would like to buy local, the Meyer Seed Company operates out of downtown Baltimore and have a very good selection of seeds, leaning on the vegetable side.

Step 1: CONSIDER THE WEATHER

We had a very mild winter, and have been having reasonably mild weather the last month, so it looks unlikely that there will be a frost from here on out, however, there is still a rule of thumb that there is a chance of frost up until April 15th. Plants that are cold tolerant and/or frost tolerant can be started or planted outside now. These include lettuces, peas, spinach, kale, cabbage, broccoli, onions, most Asian greens, and radishes. Plants that are NOT cold tolerant can be started inside. These include tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, beans, and beet relatives. For anything else, check out this handy chart.

Step 2: FIND SOME SUNNY DIRT

Vegetables are lovely, but pretty much all of them like a maximum amount of sunlight (with rare exceptions for things in the heat of summer, but don't worry about that now!) in very rich soil. So, assuming the time is right to plant, then it's time to dig a hole or twenty in the ground. Maryland soil tends to be heavy, with a lot of clay, and not always nutrient rich. Do not let that deter you -- just keep in mind that the more clay in your soil, the harder it is for baby plants to root, and more compacted it will b

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A recap of the Melbourne season 4 cast trip to Mexico, in which the ladies venture “South of America”

It’s a time-honoured tradition: the housewives cast trip. As we prepare for our Melbourne season four trip to Mexico, let’s set the scene. Presently, the following beefs are brewing:

  1. Lydia vs. Jackie and Janet - because Janet accused Lydia of trying to drive a wedge between her and Jackie, and Lydia retaliated by saying that Janet was talking shit about Jackie behind her back about something that happened while Jackie was on vacation with Chyka and Bruce (details unknown - if anyone has the tea please @ me)
  2. Venus vs. Gamble - because Gamble bought a fake lordship to mock Venus’ husband, sent a photo from a movie of a woman being murdered to her friend and posted it on Twitter and said it was Venus, and called Venus a cunt, amongst other things.
  3. Gina vs. Gamble - because Gina has accused Gamble of “stalking” her for the weird ways in which Gamble has tried to patch up their fractured friendship, including sending flowers to a group dinner Gina hosted with a card that said something like “I would never exclude you from my table.”

Jackie has invited everyone on a business trip to Mexico where she is planning to look into launching a new line of tequila along with her husband Ben. She begrudgingly invites Lydia along even though she basically hates her at this point, with the caveat that Lydia not mention the Janet accusations again, which Lydia refuses to agree to, but I guess production didn’t care about Jackie’s conditions and put her on the plane any way 😂. And away we go:

  • The ladies touch down in Los Cabos, and everything is beautiful. They have a gorgeous oceanside villa.
  • It’s weird seeing a husband on a housewives cast trip. Ben doesn’t belong here.
  • Lydia says her famous “South America” comment. “Mexico is in South America.” “No it’s not.” “It’s South of America.” Gamble calls her an idiot in her interview.
  • Venus forgot her passport and is still stuck in Australia. Gamble makes a crack in her interview about Venus being a brilliant solicitor who can’t remember her passport. (Venus is such an obvious attempted replacement for Pettifleur that I keep accidentally typing Pettifleur’s name instead of Venus’s).
  • Jackie does the room assignments, and it’s anti climactic. These crazy bitches don’t need to rely on room drama to make a great show.
  • Lydia posits to Gina that the reason the ocean’s shoreline fades out in the distant view is because that’s where the Earth curves 🤦🏻‍♀️ honestly, I’m surprised Lydia’s not a Flat Earther
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This is lore for the grubs.

We all already know that the grubs are very powerful due to them being able to use soul without any backlashes. This is shown through the grubs being able to give you a charm that lets you get soul out of the air when taking damage. The only other beings that can control soul without consequences are the snail shamans, and higher beings. If you are not powerful enough you can see what happens in the soul sanctum. due to only the snail shamans and higher beings being able to use soul you can assume that the grubs too are higher beings. The grubs have many similarities to caterpillars and the grubs have a stage in life on which they go in a cocoon (the grub father). So it could be that they evolve into a higher being that resembles some kind of butterfly. this would also maybe explain the origin of the radiance since moths are a kind of butterfly. Another reason you can assume that they are very powerful is that another higher being (the pale king) let them be captured and put away possibly to hinder them from evolving. This also has a reason because we all know what happened with another kind of butterfly (the radiance), it destroyed his kingdom that he wants to last forever. So to prevent a second radiance he just captured them and put them all over the kingdom. them getting captured by the collector further proves this theory since he seems to be a kingsmold, which are under the command of the pale king who wants to prevent a second Radiance.

Edit: The only other soul related charm is the spell twister but it seems that it is in some kind of aparatus that was needed for its creation. Or it was made with the dying wish of a bug that was very invested into the experiments with soul and wanted to help his successors (much more likely).

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Equus Megalos

This creature evolved on an Earth where humans suddenly vanished and the world was left to advance and adapt without them.

Eguus Megalos. The Thunder Steed, the Mega Horse, the Earthquaker, or, most commonly, the 'Big Thing'. The creature is hard to name because it is hard to comprehend. It's not only the biggest animal in the new world, it is the largest land mammal ever. It's also the second heaviest. What do you call someone tipping twenty tons and approaching twenty feet at the shoulder? What gives you the audacity to think you have the right to label it? It is the Big Thing, and they don't come any bigger.

When humans vanished, we left behind a lot of horses. They did well in most areas, and populated rapidly, like deer. Unlike deer, there were not a lot of predators capable of taking down a horse; ar least, not with the ease of taking down a deer. Since there were probably a hundred deer per horse, at least, horse meat more or less got taken off the menu.

What does a wild horse do all day? Eat, hump, run from predators. With no interested predators, that's just eat & hump. Mating takes effort, energy, consent, and interest, so it's not something a given horse can do every day. Life was more like eat, eat, eat, eat, eat eat, eat, hump, eat.

Nature was presented with an unusual opportunity; a harmless animal with no predators and an essentially unlimited food supply. Grass, flowers, fruits, veggies; a horse will eat it. The horses never stopped eating, and so the horses got Big.

The legs and necks of the horses got thicker. The bodies got bulkier, and the brains got smaller as they switched from running Horse 3.0 to Caterpillar XP. The single-toed hooves became especially large, pushing broad and flat on the ground to keep the behemoths from sinking into the dirt. The beasts grew until they averaged 17-18 feet at the shoulder, and adults reached right around 20 tons.

That's three African elephants. That's five Asian elephants (mixed gender). Thats 20 Belgian draft horses. That's 33 Irish sport horses. That's 10 Cadillac Eldorados loaded with bikini models. That's 300 Asian men. That's 200 American men. Eat a salad, America.

That's a lot of horse.

The Big Thing descended from multiple horse breeds, none of which were especially more or less equipped to survive. The species has a lot of variance in minor details, such as leg length and head shape. No particular coloration won out, so any coat from black to gray or sor

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Feathered Friends?

BREATHE, TAKE IN- CAN'T-

Nicholas' body spasmed as he regained consciousness. His eyes flew open, taking in as much as they could yet not focusing on anything. As his body convulsed again, driven by a mixture of confusion from waking up, the panic of his lungs demanding more air, and his fight-or-flight instinct, his head bucked forward and immediately slammed into the glass in front of him. A sharp pain on his forehead and the feeling of wetness told him he'd broken skin, but at the moment Nicholas didn't even pay heed.

AIR, NOT ENOUGH- MORE- BREATHE, SMOKE- THIN- BREATHE-

The blood loss, though small, was enough to begin tipping Nicholas back towards unconsciousness. He tried jutting out his arms - plastic? Metal? Something hard stopped his arms.

Breathe- just, breathe in, need more-

He felt padding holding him up. He was leaning back but standing up, like sleeping on his bed if it was almost vertical. What happened to his bed? This wasn't it.

Why is it so hard, why- just breathe, it feels wrong...

For a brief moment, his eyes truly saw and understood what they were seeing. Glass, with a small and brand new decorative spot of red - and beyond that, apocalypse. Spots of fire across a barren field. Their light shone upon the smoky air, and illuminated scraps of metal spread across the landscape. Off to the left, it looked like a plane had crashed. But not a plane. Different.

Deep breaths, deep... get...

Maybe, go to sleep... wake up home?

Sleep... wake up...

And Nicholas lost consciousness once more.


Nicholas woke up, more subdued this time. Not slamming his head into something, at least. It took a minute or two to calm his body's subconscious feeling of impending suffocation still. Once again he looked out, fully awake - even if he was still a bit frazzled. He vaguely remembered what he saw.

A few fires. Pretty sure there were more. Smoke, but way less, I can see the sun. Metal bits still there. Plane crash still there. Wait, not a plane. What?

It looked superficially like one, at least. If you turned your head past it without paying much attention, it could pass as one, even with its slightly odd dark blue paint job. But the body was too square, and too stubby. That wasn't even mentioning the four wings, two on top and two on bottom. And Nicholas was pretty sure planes made air go through the front of the engine and out the back, not top to bottom or bottom to top. He couldn't tell that much, but what looked lik

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[TOMT] [CARTOON] [2000s(?)] Kids' cartoon with a scene that had a caterpillar in a garden singing

I don't remember much about this cartoon. I think it came out in the early 2000s. The DVD case was one of those inch thick ones too.

Anyways, if I remember correctly, the protagonist was a boy who had an airship. In the particular scene I remember there was a giant caterpillar in a garden that resembled the one from A Bug's Life who sang a song once the boy had showed up to help him plant something. The song said something about needing a helping hand, then he'd say "2 helping hands," and then, "3 helping hands," so on so forth. For some reason I want to associate the main character with Sid the Science Kid but that could be completely irrelevant, as like I said earlier, I barely remember anything.

I will keep looking for the disc because it could very well be hidden among the depths of my house, but right now I am freaking out because I can't remember the name of this cartoon, lol. I'd be super thankful if anyone had any input on this. Thanks for reading.

Edit: more description of the caterpillar

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Top 10 Most Annoying Boss Fights in Wizard101 [OPINION]

So this game has been around for twelve years now, and with it comes sixteen total worlds with numerous boss fights. Some of those bosses cheat. Some do not. Regardless, some are definitely harder to fight than others, and you can definitely tell when you're fighting a boss that can be considered for this top 10. Will not be taking into account random side quest bosses, it'll either be mainline quests, bosses in dungeons, or side quest bosses that either drop or lead to something useful.

#10 | Poseidon Earth Shaker

Atlantea is considered one of the most useless dungeons in the game, giving level 70 gear that still manages to get outclassed by the four other options around that level [Waterworks, Meowiarty Archmage, Zigazag, Crafting]. The crit hats are decent, but to get them you have to suffer through nearly two hours of bosses that can't be considered easy for that level as well as plenty of mobs that sure do enjoy their tower shields. But the final boss, Poseidon, is something else. He's a Storm boss that can use Ice spells, effectively meaning he's a hitter that shields. His most infuriating cheat is that he removes single target negative wards - this means feints, traps, and most importantly, prisms. This wouldn't be all that bad if Fire had gotten a good AoE to deal with the three tower spamming minions, but instead level 70 fires still have to use Fire Dragon if they want to have any hope of doing damage. So naturally, the main hitter role falls to Storm for the first two arcs. What's worse is that you get your mass prism spell, in other words the only counter to Poseidon's 80 resist, a ways into Avalon and you have to be level 75 to get it. You can get an item card from the Zigazag robe, but then if you have that, why are you farming Atlantea? At least TC are easy to come by. His Infallible cheat enables him to pierce through some of the mediocre resist that you have at 70, making it even harder to stay alive, and then you couple that with Infal's added 15 accuracy and then all of the sudden it's near impossible for the boss to fizzle. Bottom line, there's nothing of use in Atlantea, and even if there was you'd have to go through one of the most annoying bosses in the game just to get it at the appropriate level.

#9 | Clemente Moraga

Everyone knows this guy. He's the fire boss with two fire minions keeping you away from not having to suffer for the rest of painfully long Azteca - in other words, the Sharpened Blade card. You are force

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I'm Gushing Over This Generation's Bug Types!!

Bug types have been my favorite types since about a few years ago when I suddenly found an interest in entomology! This is why generations 5 and 7 are probably my favorite, Gen 5 having the most new Bug types introduced of any generation, and Gen 7 having my favorite Bug designs. But this doesn't mean Gen 7 isn't amazing in it's Bug types - Quite the opposite! I'm FLOORED by the new Bugs we got this generation!

While we only got 7 new Bug type 'mons, 9 if you count Butterfree and Centiskorch's Gigantamax forms, they're all very high-quality buggies and they have some really cool inspirations!

A lot of my friends who got the game weren't impressed, but they also didn't know what they were based on. Most of them just thought it was "Ladybug", "Worm", and "Moth". That's accurate (besides the worm part, it's a centipede), but they're also MUCH more than just common insects! Well... ladybugs are common, but most people don't know about their FULL life cycle!

Let's start with Blipbug and it's evolutions!

Blipbug line for reference: https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/626/593/b3d.png

It's obvious Blipbug's final stage, Orbeetle, is based off a ladybug. But what most people I asked don't seem to know is that Blipbug and it's middle stage Dottler are also ladybugs! Which seems obvious in hindsight, I guess. To be more specific, they're ladybug larvae and pupae!

A ladybug larva and pupa together: https://previews.123rf.com/images/flokit/flokit1802/flokit180200113/96324930-photo-shows-the-larvae-and-pupa-of-the-ladybug.jpg

As you can see, Blipbug is the larva, which is something akin to, but not exactly, a caterpillar. Dottler is the strange middle-stage of a ladybug's life-cycle, where it takes on an almost cocoon-like state, becoming immobile as it sticks to a leaf and transforms inside.

But the coolness of Blipbug and its evolutions don't stop there! They're also based on RADAR! While not much of Blipbug's design conveys it, it's name is a rather uncreative mash of "blip" and "bug". As in, a radar blip! It sounds cute, at least! Also, this may just be me looking too hard for things, but I think the "hairs" on Blipbug's head are supposed to kind of make arrow shapes pointing inwards, like how radar has little notches around the circle

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What NPCs / other characters do you think might make a return in Silksong? (Spoilers)

I've seen this post on steam, but I figured I could bring the discussion here as well. What npcs from Hollow Knight, if any do you guys think will be returning in Silksong? While we can see a lot of new content coming in Silksong, that doesn't mean it isn't possible for some familiar faces from Hallownest to show up in this new kingdom. For the simplicity of this (since I don't know if this has been confirmed or not) I'll be assuming that Silksong takes place after the events of Hollow Knight, a true sequel. If you'd like you can read my own opinions on the matter here:

My sort of judgement system is here, but there will be some exceptions:

  • Likely: these bugs have some sort of sense of adventure to them. They either don't really have a reason to stay in Hallownest or have a reason to leave Hallownest.
  • Maybe? : this basically the random tier. They have chance to make it into Silksong but they don't really have a reason to be there. These bugs probably have some sort of weapon proficiency or other skills meant for adventure.
  • Not Likely: These bugs not only don't have a reason to leave Hallownest, but they also don't have the skills they need to do so.
  • Impossible: simply not possible for them to get into Silksong

And with that judgement system in place here is my predictions:

  • Likely:
    • Iselda and Cornifer: Cornifer has a great sense of adventure so its safe to assume that after mapping all of Hallownest he would continue on to other adventures. Iselda would likely follow him on this journey and we might even get a chance to see her skills as a warrior.
    • Lemm: Lemm is already identified as an outsider of the kingdom. He is a relic seeker so he must have some sense of adventure. We also see a character that looks a lot like Lemm in the trailer for Silksong, suggesting that this may be his home.
    • Cloth: this is a strange one but hear me out. Cloth's story has two endings: one where she dies to the Traitor Lord (obviously taking her out of the sequel) but also another she blatantly states she will be leaving Hallownest in search of a challenge. This new kingdom would be a great way to get some more exploration of her character and maybe learn more about Nola.
    • Zote: A new kingdom to explore would definitely give the almighty Zote the need to adventure! We might even get to see Zote's father which would help us understand his character a bit more.
    • The entire Grimm troupe: I mean they're a troupe, as in circus. They move from place
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Should I get a cat?

So I've wanted a cat my whole life. Never really got to have a cat, my mom says we need to install window fences to prevent the cat from jumping out from the 5th story.

Then, today, my mom came to me with the offer of getting a cat. A lady in her fashion chat group is selling a Siamese kitten, about a month old. Turns out we don't need to install window fences unless we're adopting a wild cat. And despite having always wanted a cat, I found myself hesitating when finally presented with the opportunity to get one.

There's a few reasons why I want and don't want a cat, it's kinda hard to list all the positives and negatives seperately so I'm just gonna list them all out here:

  • There's gonna be a lotta fur, meaning casebearer fly larvae. We have a dog, and it sleeps in my parents room. I haven't let the dog enter my room in a year or two. My parents room has lots of fur on the floor and despite them sweeping the floor often, they couldn't stop the dozens of casebearer fly larvae from showing up in their room. They're these little 7-8mm caterpillars crawling around on the walls with a shell made of its own spit. They feed on dust and fur.

  • I'm somewhat lazy and having stayed home for the past 2 months doing nothing because of the lockdown, while waiting for my mandatory national service enlistment, I really don't feel like taking care of a pet right now.

  • But I also feel that it can help me become more active again

  • It may also help with my OCD. I have developed severe ocd ever since the the first few days of the first case of covid-19 in my country. Insane amount of handwashing, refusal to touch my dog, washing my hands if I touch anything that feels "dirty" such as the underside of my table or a wire that I haven't touched in months and is a little dusty. I also keep a wet towel in my room now just to wipe my hands on and calm myself down whenever I feel the need to wash my hands.

  • despite having ocd and despising my dog, I somehow can picture myself letting a cat roam all over my room, even on my mouse pad and bed, without any issues.

  • I'm worried that I might get bored with my cat after a couple months or years, just like I did with my dog 10 years ago.

  • However, I feel like this is unlikely to happen as cats don't get less cute as they grow up, unlike my dog.

  • I'm also much more of a cat person. I enjoy quiet, peaceful moments, and even my friend said so because of how quiet I am.

  • I feel like a cat would be a perfect companion to lay back a

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Something i've been working on. (Phobites)

The servants of Yvriolketl, entities based on the worst fears of mankind....
Cynoscote: A blood-soaked grinning hound that delights in causing indiscriminate carnage, often seen as the pet of Yvriolketl.
Trypani: A nurse with an empty, bleeding gash instead of a face, covered by bandages. She has syringes for fingers, and likes injecting people with drugs and then harvesting their fluids....
Glossoryan: While not as visually horrific as alot of other phobites, his abilities are terrifying. He's a master debater, and often brings the person he's debating against endless grief by the end of it, usually posing as a lawyer and getting innocent people convicted...
Socionib: Usually manifesting as a party invitation that is psychologically impossible to refuse. People there are forced to stay forever and interact with the most annoying people they can imagine.
Thanatomar: A gaunt figure who's touch brings death, he can also change into an oily form or a purple cloud.
Necromant: A tall, black cloaked, skull-faced figure with a vajra. Under his cloak are countless sewn together cadavers, writhing in pain...
Coulrabi: A clown that stalks people, usually laughing creepily or asking "Aren't i funny?". He then uses his deadly gags to leave their corpses a gruesome joke...
Pedialis: A creepy doll-esque construct with two weird blades instead of hands. She constantly giggles, her eyes are realistic and wide, and her jaw is completely disjointed from the rest of her body.
Acronaut: A massive U.F.O.-like structure, it sucks people in, forever suspending them above a glass floor....
Pteromerhanic: A construct resembling a small plane, it latches people into it's underbelly crucifix style and skewers them with spears on chains protruding from it's wings....
Mysox: A bloated figure in a hazmat suit carrying a large gas tank on his back. He launches a gas that leaves the victim with a disease with countless symptoms, none of which are pleasant....
Agorastull: An unknown evil that traps people outside of their comfort zones...
Claustromass: A mold-like ooze that infects places and people, making places narrower or people stuck in a room....
Arachnea: At first a beautiful woman, until you learn her insides are spiders intent on having you for dinner....
Ophidia: A woman with snakes for legs, arms, hair, and a tongue...
Hemora: A Penanggalan that sucks blood in order to make a strong atronach of red hardened fluid to serve as a body....
Astra

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I adopted my late sisters orphaned child. This is why i wish i hadn't.

I knew Persephone would need time to adjust, but I was finding it hard to be perpetually understanding of her escalating behaviour. She wasn’t my first foster child, but she was the first one I’d ever found ripping the wings off moths.

“Sweetie,” I had crooned, kneeling to her level, “why did you hurt these creatures?”

She turned her halo of bronze curls towards me, her eyes a flat azure blue. “I turned them back into caterpillars, Auntie.” The insects vibrated at her feet, confused they could no longer do what came so naturally moments before.

I gingerly tried to right one onto its trembling limbs, but the creature simply fell over and continued to seize.

“Percy… I’m sorry honey, but they aren’t really caterpillars…they won’t be able to grow their wings back.” I studied her face for a hint of realisation, remorse tinging teary eyes or trembling lips swallowing a sob. She stared blankly back at me.

“I know. That’s why I left them some legs.” She dusted off the delicate lace of her dress, and stood to walk away.

“Some legs?” I looked closely. No moth had more than 4 spindly legs remaining. “Why did you do this?!” I gaped at her, exasperated.

The young girl shrugged, butterfly wing scales glittering across her face and finger tips. “It felt good."

Even though Percy looked just like my late sister, sometimes I found it hard to see the resemblance. Lyra was compassionate to a fault. We had found a stray kitten on one of our childhood vacations with our parents, and Lyra had insisted we bring it home with us.

The feral creature was dirty, his eyes sealed shut with pus and missing a hind foot, pissing in fear in its box on her lap for the entire 3-hour trip home. The acrid smell burnt itself into my nostrils for days.

It was Lyra’s adoration of Tripod that convinced me to adopt the ancient and ragged cat. He had just enough energy to hiss at me through his carrier when I brought him home in my car, Persephone staring vacantly out the window next to him. I hadn’t known then – or even now, if I’m honest – what to say to a child who lost both her parents in such rapid succession of increasing violence.

Before the fire claimed my sisters life, she had lived for two years without her partner, a quiet man with a deep chuckle and impressive beard. He had died in a tragic accident while sharpening his hunting knives. Percy, a curious child, had wandered into the garage and picked one up for closer inspection - a short dagger with opals in its hilt.

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Respect Genie (Disney’s Aladdin)

#The Genie of the Lamp

>"You ain’t never had a friend like me"

The Genie of the Lamp is a genie, a powerful magical creature that exists only to grant the wishes of his master, bound to a lamp that was locked in the Cave of Wonders for 10,000 years before being found by Aladdin, a street rat from Agrabah. Desiring only to be free, Genie struck a deal with Aladdin to be freed after he had used two wishes, and the two became fast friends. After helping Aladdin win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Genie was freed, and left Agrabah to explore the Earth. Realizing that he was lonely, Genie returned to the only friends he had ever known and now happily lives out his days in Agrabah, going on adventures with his friends.

Hover over the feat for the source Genie once loaned Iago his powers. Feats performed by Iago will be marked with an [I]. Feats in bold are limits.

Respect Threads relevant for scaling:


##Physicals


###Strength

######Striking

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SCP-3004: Imago

Hey hey, my gals, guys and nonbinary pals! It's ya boy Elune back at it with another declass. This time we're going over one of my favorites: SCP-3004. Before we get to the actual article, let's look at the tags:

>3000 compulsion insect k-class-scenario keter organic religious ritual scp series

Now that's a rollercoaster. Let's break these down: '3000 SCP series Keter k-class-scenario' are all pretty basic: It's an SCP in the 3000 contest and is hard to contain, possibly causing some sort of major catastrophe. After that though, it gets a little more confusing. 'compulsion religious ritual' seems to say the scip is memetic or some sort of idea or concept; but the 'organic insect' tags seem to deny that idea. Let's look at the last thing we see before opening the article: the title.: Imago'. Huh. Looking it up, imago means "the final and fully developed adult stage of an insect, typically winged." This seems to answer our question, until we look at the second definition: "an unconscious idealized mental image of someone, especially a parent, which influences a person's behavior."So, we now know that this SCP is about an insect in its final stage, and/or a religious ritual with likely memetic effects. Whichever one (or both) it is, it is highly difficult to contain, can cause some sort of end-of-the-world effect, and was entered into the 3000 horror contest. And with that, let's jump into the article. At the top of the article, we have 5 tabs. We're going to move down them in the order we're given, starting with 'Archived Document'.

>Item #: SCP-3004
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>Object Class: Neutralized>Special Containment Procedures: The threat posed by SCP-3004 has remained neutralized.

Alright, so in this archived document (old version), the scip is done. Clearly, this is gonna change in the future, as it's Keter in the future.

>Containment of SCP-3004 is focused solely on interception of artifacts that point toward the existence of the Cétlaidí. To that end, archaeological sites in Ireland and Wales should be monitored closely. Artifacts are to be confiscated, cataloged, and incinerated.All SCP-3004 related matters are to be dealt with by the Theology Department. Director Clark is to be notified immediately if any events thought to be SCP-3004 related occur.

So the religious part of the tags was correct: The scip was at some point centered around some group, presumably religious, called the 'Cétlaidí' in

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Pokémon SwSh Parallels the Real Life World

Please read my pinned ABOUT post to understand why I'm posting this! Comments are appreciated :)

I always joke about how I can name basically every single Pokémon from generations 1-8 but can't retain any knowledge from school. Maybe the reason for why I can't remember anything I learn from school is because my brain is packed to the brim with Pokémon species instead. But from playing Pokémon Sword and Shield (and all the other games), I realized that my abundant knowledge of Pokémon can actually be beneficial!

One of my favorite Pokémon from SwSh is Snom, the adorable ice/bug Pokémon. While scrolling through social media, I found that Snom is based off of the jewel caterpillar. I had never heard of the jewel caterpillar before, but from playing SwSh, I was able to learn about the existence of this beautiful species! I find it so cool how there are parallels between Pokémon species and species found in the real world. Playing SwSh literally exposes you to learning about wildlife! Chances are the more Pokémon you can name, the more real-life species you know about too!

Has anyone else learned about a new species from playing Pokémon? What is your favorite Pokémon and real-life counterpart?

Snom

Jewel Caterpillar

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Is the science in TBL really only a "a couple of years away" from happening as one writer claims? Or does it incorporate science fiction aspects?

Tagging /u/outwedlock/ and /u/jen5225/ on this post as I wanted to explore TBL writer Noah Schechter's recent claims in more depth:

"We lean into stuff that’s ‘five minutes into the future.’ That’s the phrase we use. It might be technology that is being developed somewhere and we say, for the purposes of our show we exist just on the cusp of it. The reason I do research up to [before making a pitch] is we lean away from trying to feel like we’re too overtly sci-fi. We’re looking for that sweet spot of what could happen in the next couple of years. Not two decades and a whole revolution away from where we are right now.”

I decided to fact check his "next couple of years" claim using the CRISPR scientific timeline they employed in 2016's Season 4.

Full Disclosure: Cambridge, Mass, dubbed the "bio-tech of the world," is a hop, skip and a jump from my home. I know folks employed in bio-tech companies here who are genuinely excited about CRISPR so this post is not intended as a knock on the ground-breaking research, but more of a reality check.

In 4.7, Aram reported,

>"Doctor Sonia Bloom worked on next-gen genome research, re-sequencing DNA to help the body fight off disease**.** In 2001, she and her partner applied for a patent. A week later, her partner was murdered, and she went underground.
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>Sonia Bloom is hiding as Adrian Shaw.
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>And while I can’t connect her past research to Kirk, current AMA records indicate that now, as Shaw, she has a new partner who specializes in… Wait for it. Hematology.
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>Dr. Shaw may be Kirk’s last best hope for finding a cure."

According to Dr. Reifler, sometime in 2012, his terminally ill patient, Lucille Bockes, entered hospice to die. However, instead Bockes took part in Dr. Shaw's secret human trials. Shaw used her CRISPR breakthrough to successfully treat Bockes who then went into remission and became her "patient zero."

In 2016, Red sought to find Sonia Bloom aka Dr. Shaw in order to offer her secret CRISPR breakthrough as a cure for Kirk's aplastic anemia.

>Red: There’s a science. Some sort of genetics. It’s called CRISPR.
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>Kirk: Your magic bullet to save my life is some experimental treatment they’re not even testing on humans.
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>Red: CRISPR is not just experimental.
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>Kirk: Gene re-sequencing may work someday, but I won’t live that long.
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>Red: There was a breakthrough 19 years ago by a

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Ranking All 21 Shadow Hits

Should be pretty self explanatory.

#21 - Wings of Fate

This spell is a meme and everyone knows it.

#20 - Nested Fury

Against the wrong enemies, this could unintentionally drag out your battle.

#19 - Climaclysm

It’s decent in 1v1s, but it’s just not strong enough and the divide just isn’t a good idea most of the time.

#18 - Lamassu

It’s only above Clima because the divide is more useful, but other than that it’s just the exact same thing.

#17 - Gaze of Fate

Another great 1v1 spell but seriously lacks in pve.

#16 - Winged Sorrow

After effect is decent but it’s just out and out weak otherwise to the point Qismah is just leagues better.

Things get much harder to rank here

#15 - Snowball Barrage

If this was a 6-pip AOE, I’d be fine with it. Since it’s an X-pip AOE, it seriously lacks when you actually have 6 pips and want to finish something off. However, it’s only not bottom 3 because when it’s at its highest pips, it’s the highest damaging AOE in the game at 1190 damage base.

#14 - Iron Sultan

Does good damage but isn’t really the most useful spell with Bugs’ existence as an AOE and Salk as a single hit. Still a solid spell damage wise so I can’t hate.

#13 - Scorching Scimitars

Basically same as above, but chaining FFA into this is incredibly more efficient seeing as Rusalka has the chance to give you a weakness.

#12 - Raging Bull

It’s fire’s best up front AOE so I can’t hate.

#11 - Mystic Colossus

It’s a breath of fresh air for Myth, but the shatter effect AFTER the hit really bogs this spell down

#10 - Witch’s House Call

Pretty solid shadow hit, but it’s only up this high because I’ve had to rely on the minion killing the boss that survived with 900 health more times than I’d like to admit.

#9 - Snake Charmer

More reliable than Yaga, but it’s still really just a divide spell.

#8 - Rusalka’s Wrath

Speaking of Rusalka, this gets bogged down by having a chance to effectively ruin a follow up hit in the event you don’t kill. Still a great spell, but against high health bosses I think Owl is the better option.

#7 - Sand Wurm

The DPP here is good enough to get Wurm up this high. It’s a good alternative to Judge and Gaze if your pips are low, and can be really useful as a follow up hit in 1v1s.

#6 - Hungry Caterpillar

This spell is higher than Salk for the sole reason that it outshines every other life spell including the 10 pip one. Even today Hungry is still the best spell since Life got super stiffed with the scion thing.

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[MS-DOS, PC] [Isometric] [Fantasy Action-RPG] [90s?] Help identifying game from my childhood.

Platform(s): PC, MS-DOS

Genre: Action-RPG

Estimated year of release: 1990s?

Graphics/art style: Isometric, fanatsy

Notable characters:

Notable gameplay mechanics: Weird machine for saving, had a flashing neon-style sign that said "Save", or "Checkpoint" or something of that ilk. You were able to kick it.

Other details:

I recently had a memory of this one action-RPG I played as a kid and can't for the life remember what it was called and it's killing me! There are a few details that I do vaguely remember:

- The "Save" points in the game were there machines you could find in the world and you had an option to kick them as the player character exclaimed their confusion about what it was.

- You could kill all the vendors and people in the towns and they would try to run away, calling for help. (I vaguely recall buying an "Acid rain" type of spell and using it on that same vendor)

- Pretty sure it was a fantasy style setting.

- I vaguely remember this one screen in the game where a raptor type enemy would go around killing a bunch of caterpillar type bugs that you can just take all the loot from once he was done.

If any of this rings a bell, I would love to be able to at least put my mind to rest about what this game was!

Hopefully the formatting is okay!

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Things we need in upcoming Acnh updates

Choose quantity of items to craft

Choose quantity of fruit to eat

Be able to switch between customization and creating without leaving the diy session

Be able to ride teacup ride, get in pool, interact with items more.

Mini games: tennis, soccer, foosball, races, chess.

Second player able to build bridges

Be able to access storage in 2 player mode

2nd player picks up items and goes to storage

2player construction mode

Stack the same fish and bugs

No catch animation for previously caught fish, bugs

Play games with villagers

Villagers also progress, make money, expand homes etc.

Control camera in 2player mode

Be able to sleep in bed

Something that develops over hours instead of days (caterpillar?)

Ride bikes

Customize windows independently of wallpaper

Choose wallpaper for individual walls

Hang objects/design on cliffs

Swim or boat on water

Have captured bugs fly around house

Display tanks/aquariums for fish

  • Bridges over land

  • Buy more than one kind of clothing (multiple shirts, suits etc) from the Able sisters at once

But end of the day this game is amazing and is an absolute life saver sduring these quarantimes

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[NF] My Life in Forms

The earliest memory I have is digging for “fossils” in the backyard with my cousin Kevin. I couldn’t have been older than four, but by then had somehow developed a knack for inventing fantasy worlds and bringing others along for the ride. It never felt like manipulation or deceit, because I myself pretended so well that it became real. Their gullibility was therefore just an afterthought. I had an obsession with fossils, in particular fossil eggs. Maybe just eggs in general. Once, during an Easter egg-hunt, I saw a colored egg that was cracked open, and even to this day I am convinced that a chick had hatched from it. I guess we aren’t willing to debunk some memories which end up comprising the child that remains in us.

It followed that I also loved bird nests. I loved how they always seemed perched securely even on the finest of branches. Once, when I was five, my dad cut down a tree, and I held a bird nest in my hands for the first time. I studied the bowl, a weave of many different organic materials. I couldn’t believe a bird had created it. Who instructed it how? Holding it, I felt like a monster, or a god. Surely a witch had created this and planted it at the top of the tree on a stormy night when no one was out. Otherwise birds can also talk and must have their own housing authority.

I was fascinated by James and the Giant Peach. There was something about the minimalism of a boy living in a peach, befriending insects. And a chick living in an egg. Sustenance found in the very walls that confine you. The safety of it. It gave me the feeling of cozy. I often would wonder if I’d be able to survive a nuclear attack if I hid in the linen cabinet, huddled with the towels. Could it also fit the rest of my family? If not, who would I save? I loved upturning rocks and presiding over the colony of pill bugs there, wondering where the earthworm came from and where it would go from here. When I think of my childhood, I also think of hairy caterpillars undulating toward moisture under a desiccating sun. I’d often rescue them, planting them in the cool soil under some ferns after I’ve inspected the local population there.

I loved the scene in the movie where James creates a miniature hot air balloon. It occurred to me that as a kid, I loved releasing helium-filled balloons into the sky. I think I wanted to live vicariously through the balloon, which could go where I couldn’t. Knowing it would eventually pop, I somehow sensed that it would rather live a shorte

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I just really need to complain... again... and need some positive thoughts

Hi all,

I hope you are going well. Just wanted to get this down and hopefully get some helpful thoughts and feedback.

I tried to jump back on the weight loss train this year in Jan. I was 121 lbs and really wanted to get down to 115 or lower. My TDEE is about 1500, so I ate 1200 a day for all of Jan and saw the expected 2ish lb drop. I was so happy to be under 120 lb again. But far out, that month sucked so much. The only way in the past I have managed to lose weight successfully in the past was to cut down my calories to 1000 or lower, do this for the shorter term (2-3 months with slip ups), maintain for a bit, then gain again. Basically losing and gaining the same 6 lbs every year for the last three years.

After my dieting last year, I was diagnosed with an extreme vitamin D deficiency. So this time I thought, "I want to be healthy. I want to do AT LEAST 1200 every day." So I did it, with so much frustration through Jan because everything felt like punishment on the scale, and it seriously barely moved at all, ever. Slightly salty meal? Scale is up. Slightly carby meals? Scale is up. Ate a little later than usual last night? Scale is up. I was just so frustrated and exhausted by the beginning of Feb that I was just over it. I thought, "I'll loosely track. I know what 1200 looks like." I put the scale away (much to my fiance's pleasure), and thought I would take it easy. If I even maintained by the next time I got on the scale, I would be happy, but I just knew I would probably lose, even just a lb.

Narrator: she didn't loosely track, and didn't lose any weight

So all through Feb and March, right to the beginning of April I am back up to 121 lbs. Feb and March were the most dangerous with multiple birthdays, including my own, indulging in many "treats". The issue though is that the whole time I felt like I was punishing myself and depriving myself as if I was on 1200. I feel desperate and exhausted even though I haven't actually done any tracking with 1200 since Jan. I feel like all of my decision-making juice around food is tapped out. I know all through those months I was maintaining, and I believe I easily ate 7000 cal more than I needed to maintain over 60 days.

My response to anxiety and stress is to eat. I am so stressed everyday, with the news around COVID-19, my work and PhD. I don't know if I have ever been so busy in my life, with my thesis due in the first week of May, new teaching duties at the University which have become so d

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[50YA] 50 Years Ago - February 1970/2020 - Bee Movie, but Every Time They Say "Bee" a Character Dies

50 Years Ago is a monthly/semi-monthly article series that discusses notable anime from 50 years in the past, roughly aligned with the current month. With this series, I hope to expose classic old anime to younger viewers and give some light education about the early age of anime. For previous 50YA articles, try this search criteria.


50 Years Ago This Month

Hello and hurray! We're finally out of the '60s! Welcome to the fabulous 1970s!

What does that mean? Well, if we want to throw some arbitrary labels and trends onto decades perhaps we could say that the 1960s were foundational, while the 1970s is now primed to refine and intensify the groundwork set in the past ten years. The general format of anime and the way audiences consume it isn't about to change, but everything is going to get bigger. We started the 1960s with a modestly-sized Toei animation studio focused solely on films, filled with inexperienced trainees shepherded by a few remaining veterans from eras prior. As we leave the 1960s, those trainees have grown into an enormous cadre of experienced creators, many of whom are already departing the now-enormous "Toei University" to create their own smaller studios and forge their own path. Mushi, too, will soon experience its own diaspora of talent. With more creative freedom spread across a larger of pool of talented professionals than ever before, the aesthetics, narratives, and themes of days gone by will be reimagined and reinterpreted in tons of new ways, while the commonality of their early experiences and influences will standardize certain common visual aesthetics and techniques across the industry.

Televised anime has transformed across the '60s from commercials to shorts like Instant History, then to the first few half-hour series, and finished the decade as the established norm for anime. Dozens of weekly series now compete for the best time slots, especially for children and "whole family" markets but also with burgeoning adult- and teen-specific efforts. Television will continue to dominate the animate industry throughout the 1970s and the competition over the television space will heat up further. Savvy producers and advertisers, seeing the toys made after certain 1960s shows grew popular, are already [wondering how](https://i.imgur

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Dark souls: deepest lore edition

The deepest lore of dark souls, part one

So in the beginning there was nothing except grey crags, archtrees, and everlasting dragons. Nothing else, really. Well, that was until one dragon composed a mixtape so hot that it caught fire, and spawned creatures from it. Several of these creatures found Lord’s souls, which gives you the Best versions of each piece of entertainment. The lord souls were found in this order: A polyamorous skeleton commune found “Dark souls 2, Scholar of the first sin”, a hard-working Christian mother of 7 found the directors cut of “Mamma Mia!”, the God you’ll want no part of (often shortened to Tgylwnpo) and his army of CSGo experts got the VHS copy of Star Wars, while a soyboy beta Manlet with a Napoleon complex found the first draft of the Unibomber’s manifesto on 4chan. They all wanted to kill the dragons for having better mixtapes, but they couldn’t die to their stone scales, which they had. All seemed lost, until they met a guy.

Walter Seath paled-drake white the third esquire was often bullied due to his stupid name and lack of scales, so, instead of becoming a trump-supporting incel, like most people, decided to help the four guys commit almost-genocide on the rest of his species, and told the guys that lightning could kill them. So Tgyl and his frat bros peeled the dragons scales off with lightning, The commune curb stomped them when they became mortal, the mom committed serial arson, and the manlet disabled their Netflix account. Soon, all but three dragons were hella dead. Those being Seath, Red eyes black dragon, and Keith Richards.

After the fab five commuted nigh-genocide, Tgyl became king of the gods, the spooky bois killed people, the mom did nothing, the manlet finally got the girl, and Seath got a castle. Gwyn had three kids: Sir not-appearing-in-this-movie, a cross dressing priest, and a big-tiddy girl whose only weakness was that she wasn’t a goth. 10 minutes after that happened, the mom thought that the first flame was dying, and so she and all but 2 of her kids decided to drink some poisoned kool-aid near the flame. This backfired miserably, and the Mom turned into the worst boss in video game history, one of her kids died, one became an evil fire giant whose only joy was watching his sister’s corpse, one helped the giant not feel like crap until part of him became an evil centipede demon, two became everyone’s favorite souls waifus, and two survived. The Mom (now called the bed of chaos) also created demon

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Anatomically Speaking - Is Scolipede a CENTIPEDE or a MILLIPEDE?

Venipede -&gt; Whirlipede -&gt; Scoilipede

First off, let's establish the obvious: Neither. It's a Pokemon. It's not actually either. However, almost every Pokemon is based off of something, and it's pretty obvious this is some kind of 'pede.

I've had arguments over this that have been more heated than I'd like to admit, for such a niche topic. But I'm convinced on my answer as much as others are convinced on the opposite - So here I am, asking all of Reddit what they think. Maybe I'm the unpopular opinion?

I think it's a millipede, but let's break down why I think so, and talk about some counter-points.

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Evidence for MILLIPEDE #1: The "Pill" Millipede (or as I call it, the "pillipede")

(copyright: WildMadagascar.org)

The Pill Millipede, "Oniscomorpha", is the world's stubbiest millipede. It's not the smallest - in fact, some variants of these guys can be big enough to take up the majority of someone's palm! But, they're the shortest relative to their width. And as you can see in this picture, they're colorful! This one's color scheme is pretty similar to Venipede itself, actually! They can come in other colors, ranging from regular grey, to metallic blue, to even a yellow/red variation. If I were to guess, this is exactly the Pokemon responsible for Venipede's design inspiration.

Evidence for MILLIPEDE #2: Their ability to curl into balls!

source: http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/arthropoda/orthoporus.html

Everyone's probably seen a millipede do this. You've found one out in the woods, under a rock, or in a musty old building, and tried to pick it up, but they suddenly stop and curl into a ball! Between millipedes and centipedes, this is unique to millipedes only. Centipedes can sometimes attempt to knot themselves into a defensive posture, but due to how their bodies are built, this is difficult for them, and they'll usually prefer to just run away. Pill millipedes, espe

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A recipe for happiness: What a ride this has been!

Hello fellow humans! Up at god knows what time and decided to post a little story of mine.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Mobile
  • May be a few triggering topics like negative (you know where) thoughts
  • Story is currently ongoing
  • This happened over a few years, and my memory is complete and total crap.
  • This post might turn into a novel. Sorry, but I’m already writing two!

Anyway, this story is about my years is high school and my time going to my now favorite teacher’s class. When I say high school, I mean a dinky K-12 school in the boonies. Seriously, the most we’ve got for shopping is a gas station and an ice cream parlor that’s practically an on-off thing. Either way, my family and I moved there in my latter middle school years. To say that I felt awkward is a bit of an understatement. You know what they say about small towns. Everyone knows each other. I had a bit of a self-confidence issue (some bad thoughts a while back, but thankfully never went through with them), so I decided that I’d become a stronger person from then on.

......Well, before all the jocks that really got on my nerves moved, I guess “stronger” meant wanting to snap necks. You can’t really blame a person when they reach a certain limit, though. I’d already been upon enough rough times in middle school.

So, time rolled on. I met people and made both friends and enemies, but things were rather fine.

Then Junior year came.

You see, since we were such a small school, we had a deal with a vocational school a few towns over so we could have classes that we normally wouldn’t have at my normal school. Things like Auto Tech, Graphic Design, and, what I chose to go into, Culinary Arts. I decided to enroll, and the next year, I started getting on the bus at lunch and going to the vocational school. And oh boy, did I get nostalgia, because it was like my first day at my normal school again. But with new people from different schools. (Think around 8 or so go collectively between AM and PM classes.) Of course, this included our main player of this story:

Chef.

I know, it’s vague, but that’s what we all call her, even out of the kitchen. Chef was working for a long time in the restaurant business before she decided to come and teach, and she’d been teaching for around 5 years or so at the time I came. And she still doesn’t look a day over 30!

ahem Pardon the tiny rant. Anyway, we started out the year, and I got to know my new classmates along with my teacher. To be honest, enteri

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[New Gear] HARDCore Armor

Presenting the ultimate in Colonial Marine combat technology: the HARDCore Powered Armor Suit!

The Alien universe is grounded in realism and believable technology, hence why Marines (at least in the movies) carry assault rifles and not "blasters", nobody runs around slicing up Xenomorphs with laser swords, there are (probably) no sexy green-skinned aliens and Earth is a shithole instead of a utopian paradise.

That said, who hasn't looked at a Power Loader and thought "if you made that a bit smaller, put armor plating on it and seal it up with an O^2 tank, you could really stomp some bugs"? After all, the (likely apocryphal) story of a civilian dock-worker going toe-to-toe with an Alien Queen in a Caterpillar P-5000 is popular for a reason. Who doesn't dream of wearing "power armor"?

HARDCore suits makes that dream a reality, acting as the final word (so far) in personal combat armor and allowing a soldier to survive in even the most hostile of environments and still remain fully combat-ready.

So, without further ado...

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HARDCore Armor

Suit Armor Rating Air Supply Weight Cost Comment
HARDCore Armor 8 6 - $120,000 Air Supply 6, Power Supply 5, Built-In Comm Unit, Strength +1, Agility -1

Designed for use by Colonial Marine Hazardous Atmosphere and Radiation Detachment (HARD) Specialists, this hydraulically-assisted steel exoskeleton is covered with titanium plate armor and weighs about 600 pounds. It features a full range of articulated movement (hands, arms, legs, etc.) so long as it is powered, allowing tools and weapons to be used normally. HARDCore Armor is fully pressurized, so it can be used in hazardous atmospheres, extreme temperatures and even in the vacuum of deep space. The suit features a full heads-up display, built-in comm unit and PDT. The onboard life support system and oxygen supply will sustain the wearer for 24 hours (stretchable to 72 hours in an emergency), while the internal power supply allows for 12 hours of continual operation. Power packs (Weight 3, Cost $200) are removable and rechargeable and provide Power Supply 5. While wearing this suit, you must make both an Air Supply and a Power Supply roll every Shift, and after every strenuous activity like combat or a MOBILITY roll. Armor Rating 8, Air Supply 6, Power Supply 5. The powered servos increase the wearer's STRENGTH by 1 but reduces AGILITY by 1. Requires skill level 1 or more in HEAVY MACHINERY to be used.

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Help Reviving My Lemon Tree

We got this lemon tree 3 years ago and its seem stunted ever since we got it. I moved back home last fall and began providing more care for it and am trying to get it in better health before we add the citrus cocktail tree and spices we're planning for the Spring. Here's an overview of some of the history/problems with the tree:

  • We live in South Florida so it's always outdoors. The coldest weather in its short life was this week when it was 42 degrees one night so we don't think cold/light have been a problem for him.
  • This was the first year that produced anything resembling usable lemons. The first year we had no lemons make it I believe, I wasn't living here at the time, the second year the lemons were 70% skin/rind and full of seeds. This last year the first lemon was juiceless and full of seeds but looked fine. Second lemon was decent, full of seeds but some juice. The third lemon my father leaves on the tree for the "aesthetics," let me know if I need to pull it off.
  • The pot is about 18 inches/2 feet off the ground and our large dog can pee in/on the pot. He's largely subsided from this but I was worried about the Nitrogen and burning the roots. Can i deter this naturally? Some of the bark looks a little burned to me but I'm not sure, our old home had huge established grapefruit and orange trees so we didn't worry about this.
  • Every spring the leaves have gotten ravaged by caterpillars/worms/slugs honestly unsure. About two weeks ago I noticed they had arrived again for the year. For the next week or so I'd comb the tree and pick off little caterpillar/worm things with a toothpick and now they seem to be gone. They can't be shaken off, they're sucked on to the leaves and like to curl the leaves and hide in the curls. They're mostly black with a little white rough textured looking little worm-things if this helps anyone identify them. I spend a lot of time on my patio at night and have been seeing Florida leatherleaf slugs at night lately, not near the tree, but I don't know if they like to eat citrus leaves.
  • The leaves aren't yellow so it should be healthy. We already had our flowers bloom and fall off a few weeks ago. The smell from the tree is absolutely intoxicating right now. The leaves and small lemon buds are giving off such a strong citrus scent I understand why my smaller dog likes to run over and smell the lower leaves when I let her out. I go and rub my fingers on the young leaves after inspecting for bugs and love smelling my hand
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Prison Gameplay AMA Transcript

Prison Gameplay AMA Transcript

source: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/3/thread/prison-system-ama-with-luke-pressley-eddie-hilditc

More info on prison gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClWreRIs_ag&feature=youtu.be&t=159

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Z7tXKEOwk

INTRO

New Location - Klescher Automated Prison
Owned and operated by Klescher Rehabilitation Facilities, a private corrections provider, this fully automated corrections site includes housing, security, and work release opportunities to allow prisoners to be productive while paying their debt to society.

New Armor - Prison Uniform
Rock some sweet new digs in prison, made with love just for you.

New Gameplay - Prison Missions
You'll find no shortage of things to keep you busy while you're locked up, including a whole new set of prison-specifc missions.

New Gameplay - Law System v2: Surrender
In order to allow players to be arrested without losing their life, we will allow them to surrender by coming to a halt and powering down their ships when ordered to by security. Security will halt their attack and arrest criminal players aboard the ship, impounding the ship if owned by a criminal.

Q&A

How will CIG ensure that lawful players are not going to lose their precious game time stuck in prison due to bugs - broken quantum that slams you and your passenger into the planet, giving you a crime stat - or griefers exploiting the system to give you a crime stat and put you in prison (their crashing into your ship gives you a crimestat - this happened to me- or being in a large ship that can't slow down fast enough when stoped by a UEE patrol)? - Or killing a criminal that is trying to steal your ship and you get a crimestatIs the crimestat level necessary to end up in prison high enough that accidental oh unintended infractions not going to wrongfully incarcerate lawful players?
***Prisons will certainly focus us on addressing the issues you mention. You certainly shouldn't get crimes in some of the situations you do now. As I've mentioned above, if it becomes clear we unable to correctly attribute blame for certain infractions we would look to fix them or remove

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 20 - Fantasy Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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The monsoon had come to an end. The last rain of the season had been bid farewell by the same creatures that had welcomed it. And much like a millipede with its numerous limbs, where a new pair of legs arrived no sooner than the older ones had left, autumn’s footsteps had already begun echoing in the forest.

The temperature had begun to fall with each passing day and the cool breezes of the summer had changed into chilly winds that left shivers in the wake of their passing. Yet the temperature remained just there. It left the various creatures a bit chilly but not shivering; the shivering was the work of the passing winds.

Trees had started to sleep and leaves had begun to change colours. From the deep green of the vibrant vitality to the orange of the setting sun and to the yellow of the dead desert sand, the colours had begun to shift. And when the shift completed, so did the lifecycle of the leaves and they fell.

The fleeting winds took the leaves beyond their trees, to distances far and close and wide and narrow, littering the forest floor with the colours abound.

Of course, all of this mattered not to the creature that had been cooped up within its tiny little hideout and had ventured out only when it had needed sustenance for the past 2 weeks. It did not even matter to the creature that it was now starting the 7th month of its rebirth. All that mattered to this creature was that it remained safe.

But safety was one thing that had been denied to the immortals by their very nature. They couldn’t remain safe within their hidden homes and if the immortals did dare to do so then their lifespans, extended as they may be, would end long before could evolve.

An immortal’s nature was of struggle and survival and for an immortal to turn away from it, was turning away from life itself. Immortals could grow only in strife and adversity. They weren’t like mortals that grew even in peace and tranquil

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 6 - Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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The caterpillar woke up, as usual, with an intense pressure building up in its backside. With nothing more important to do, the creature completed its morning ritual and made its way to the poisonous tree, to try and level up the only Skill that had yet to increase.

Its Skill [Poison Resistance] had been stuck at Level 5 despite its best efforts. And had the Skill not been its most levelled one, the creature would have already gone mad with impatience and frustration.

The bug pursed its lips. There had been another thing that had been bothering it and that had been the lack of snails in the area. Since its hunt last week, the tiny being had yet to find any more snails to hunt and raise its Level.

As a result, the creature had gained only 4 more Levels in the last 7 days and barely managed to reach Level 65. This proved one thing to the caterpillar; the Level ups due to its Title [Hungry] were decreasing with each Level and the Title could not be relied upon.

Though, this realisation was not particularly new or helpful. The bug had already had an inkling towards it for quite some time. Yet, their confirmation was something that pounded its heart nonetheless as, with each passing day, the creature’s rather short lifespan decreased. And with the passage of another week, its life span had decreased to just 34 days. Almost one-third of its entire lifespan.

Thus, after it had gone through the process of consuming poisoned leaves, and the aftereffects of convulsions and spasms, it did not go back to its original tree to eat. Rather it began searching for snails. It crawled up and down a lot of trees before it finally found what it was looking for. And instead of attacking the shelled creature, the bug laid its trap of venom pit and waited.

Nothing much happened as it waited and munched on the leaves. The [Reincarnated] kept its senses taught and when the snail finally made its way towards the

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 4 - Fantasy Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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The caterpillar woke up with a terrible itching all over its body. 'Uh, I hate this part of the Skill.'

The creature wiggled its body and–

Crack!

-heard a crack reverberate in its little hidey-hole. It frowned and squirmed even more, hearing more and more cracks run across exuviate. ‘Huh? Why are there cracks this time? There were no cracks last time.'

The creature thought for a moment but that did not stop it from its struggle to free itself. Soon enough, its struggles bore fruit and it was finally out of its shed skin.

With a sigh of relief –caused by the absence of the insistent itch- the creature turned around to study the shell that it had just discarded. The exuviate, this time, did not feel like a dried and removed version of its skin, like it had last time, instead, it felt more like those dried leaves that had been crunched under someone’s feet in autumn.

It frowned once more before turning away from the shed skin; whatever it was that had caused exuviate to harden, it did not have time for it. After all, at the moment, its bursting intestines were its priority. Thus, it began its morning ablutions.

After finishing its daily rituals of shitting and dragging the poisonous leaves back to its hideout, it dug into the bitter leaves.

What followed after that was the usual circus of pain, aches, convolutions, quivers, olfactory hallucinations and nausea. Though, this time it could not hold the bile in and vomited all over the area next to the entrance of its hideout.

It grimaced. 'That would stink up the place.'

The creature covered the puke with a leaf while trying to avoid the mess as much as it could, and began digging next to it so as to dump the resulting mud onto the vomit. After all, it did not want to walk out of its place, every morning, only to be greeted by the stench of bile.

After making sure that the stink of sickness had thoroughly vanquished, the creature s

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 8 - Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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The creature woke up, once again, confined and confused. It felt restricted as if there existed walls pressing down on its flesh from all sides. The confusion lasted for but a moment, but in that single moment, the [Survivor]’s heart began to race and panic to start knocking at its sanity.

Yet, a moment was all it took to settle down as it remembered its last awake moments. ‘30 days.’

The creature, though, certainly, did not feel as if it had been 30 days since it had last been awake. Its last awake memories had been of a body that had been failing. It had felt sore and tired. Its flesh had lacked strength and its entire body had been just so slow.

Yet, now, even though it had yet to break out of its cocoon, the creature could practically feel the difference. What had once been sore muscles had been replaced by a new one that felt taught. The body that had once been failing, felt good as new and the flesh that had once lacked power, was almost bursting with energy.

The creature tried to move and heard cracks resounding all around. It stretched its body and the first rays of dim light pierced the empty darkness. It flared its limbs as it exercised its newfound strength and the cocoon fell apart, revealing the moth within.

The moth was a third of a mortal’s finger in size and it seemed a little unordinary. Its body was covered in soft white fur-like hair and had 2 antennas popping out of its head. Its beady dark eyes seem to mirror the darkness of the very night. Its multiple legs seemed to be too thin and weak to support its weight, yet, they held the creature up just the same.

Despite having quite a few new body parts, the [Reincarnated] felt quite peculiar towards the folded set of wings on its back. As despite never having had wings in any of its lives before, the creature did not feel unused to them. Instead, the usage of wings and the resulting flight seemed to be almost instinctual;

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 20 - Fantasy Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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New? See Table of Contents.

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The monsoon had come to an end. The last rain of the season had been bid farewell by the same creatures that had welcomed it. And much like a millipede with its numerous limbs, where a new pair of legs arrived no sooner than the older ones had left, autumn’s footsteps had already begun echoing in the forest.

The temperature had begun to fall with each passing day and the cool breezes of the summer had changed into chilly winds that left shivers in the wake of their passing. Yet the temperature remained just there. It left the various creatures a bit chilly but not shivering; the shivering was the work of the passing winds.

Trees had started to sleep and leaves had begun to change colours. From the deep green of the vibrant vitality to the orange of the setting sun and to the yellow of the dead desert sand, the colours had begun to shift. And when the shift completed, so did the lifecycle of the leaves and they fell.

The fleeting winds took the leaves beyond their trees, to distances far and close and wide and narrow, littering the forest floor with the colours abound.

Of course, all of this mattered not to the creature that had been cooped up within its tiny little hideout and had ventured out only when it had needed sustenance for the past 2 weeks. It did not even matter to the creature that it was now starting the 7th month of its rebirth. All that mattered to this creature was that it remained safe.

But safety was one thing that had been denied to the immortals by their very nature. They couldn’t remain safe within their hidden homes and if the immortals did dare to do so then their lifespans, extended as they may be, would end long before could evolve.

An immortal’s nature was of struggle and survival and for an immortal to turn away from it, was turning away from life itself. Immortals could grow only in strife and adversity. They weren’t like mortals that grew even in peace and tranquil

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[A World of Monsters] - Chapter 14 - Fantasy Monster Reincarnation

Synopsis: In a world where death dances naked, a soul is reborn. Its original world stands annihilated by the Nagas and the Yakshas, for a crime the inhabitants didn't know was unforgivable. Born a vermin with negligible lifespan, it struggles against its fate. Meanwhile, Kiran leaves his home to seek a [Class] so austere that hundreds fail in their search.

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When the creature woke up, the darkness of the night still reigned the sky. The soft green light of the green moon illuminated the world, giving the world almost an unreal impression.

‘When did the rain stop?’ Before it had gone to sleep, the creature had not seen the moon as it had still been raining, however, things became quite clear once it checked its Status and found its lifespan had decreased to 238 days. ‘I slept for an entire day?’

The creature had indeed slept for an entire day and this had been caused by 2 things. The first thing had been the venom that had ravaged its system. And the second thing had been the creature’s Vessel. The creature Vessel was called White Furred Moth, which was a nocturnal creature, as had been evidenced by the fact that evolving into this vessel had granted the creature the Skill, [Night Vision].

The creature scowled. ‘What a waste of time.’

Shaking away the last of its bleariness, the creature thought for a moment and decided to follow through its earlier commitment. It would now begin experimenting with its magic. After all, if last night had proved anything, it had been that the dangers lurked everywhere. Yet the issue of the food still remained. ‘Just what do I eat?’

It was in that moment of the conundrum, that the moth was reminded of a creature that had come to its aid when it had all but given up hope. ‘Of course!’

Hence, after the creature finished its morning ablutions, it flew off to search for the area where its original residence had been. Arriving at the spot, it found just what it had expected. The hole had long collapsed on itself due to rain, leaving behind nothing in its place any longer.

This find would have, once upon a time, left the creature in shambles. After all, that hideout had been its home for almost its entire life as a caterpillar. With it gone, all the evidence of the creature's struggles and difficulties were g

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Let's Have an Actual Talk about the Test Realm Updates

There's probably already a lot of people talking about this but I want to start a discussion of our own. There's 3 major changes in this update other than the Daily Spiral (which is pretty cool) and the Beastmoon stuff coming out.

  1. The Faces

OH DEAR GOD PUT THEM BACK NO-

In all seriousness the faces look pretty bad... Pointless lip filler, huge, creepy eyes that look nothing like the original (if you saw my post about it, all of the characters you saw originally had the gray eyes with no iris or pupil... yeah.) and just overall doll-like and unnerving. I will say the gear design looks really nice. Making the gear and stuff smoother is actually a good idea. Overall though, 4/10.

  1. The New Spells

If you don't know, Decius is actually selling Spellements for new spells for Death, Fire, Ice, and Balance. Here's each one described in terms of stats (not design, I'll just say all of them actually look really, really cool)

Death - Ship of Fools: 4 pips, 80% accuracy, 205 Drain Damage, 50% heal (AoE Hit)

Ship of Fools isn't actually terrible! At first I thought so, however I decided to enchant it with Colossal and it's not too bad. For a Colossal it does around the same damage as an unenchanted Crow, and probably almost as much as an enchanted one if you upgrade it fully in Spellements.

Balance - Spiritual Tribunal: 4 pips, 80% accuracy, 505 Life, 525 Death, or 545 Myth damage.

YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES.

We've needed a Spirit Spectral Blast on Balance for a long, long, LONG time that isn't just obtainable through a pet or something. The damage is really really good, the pips are the same as Spectral, and you can hit Balance mobs and bosses so much easier!

NowGiveUsASpiritAoEPlease-

Fire - Nautilus Unleashed: 5 Pips, 70% Accuracy, Steal 1 Charm then 365-445 Damage

It's... Fine? Honestly, it'll probably see a lot of play in PvP for the Steal Charm effect, but in PvE I really don't think there's a reason to play it over Phoenix. The damage is just way too low imo.

Ice - Celestial Intervention: 4 Pips, 75% accuracy, 100 Health per Ward Sacrificed (Max: 3 Self)

Woo, an Ice heal! Oh, wait, it's meh. Wait, what's that? It's probably EXTREMELY BROKEN in PvP due to all the Set Shielding? Wow! Overall probably not worth it in PvE since it's a low heal (and Primordial doesn't affect if for some reason???) and Ice funnily enough doesn't even need to shield much in PvE since they tank everything without them. If it means wards in general (like traps

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📅︎ Jul 01 2020
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Emoji Trigger Data - 36.0.0

Guide

Base Score - The initial Score Value of the emoji upon acquisition
Per Full XP - The amount the Score Value is raised each time the XP bar is filled
# Emoji Level n (n) - The number of the collected emoji required to allow activation of the emoji's power for level n. The value in parentheses, if present, indicates the number required for first activation

Silver (36 Emojis)

Name Base Score Per Full&nbsp;XP #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;1 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;2 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;3 Powerup&nbsp;Description
Mickey Mouse 100 6 23 23 23 Creates Lightning Clouds with Mickey magic!
Donald Duck 120 9 28 30 32 Donald's temper tantrum scatters emojis!
Pluto 120 12 27 27 27 Licks the board and clears a column of emojis!
Minnie Mouse 100 9 20 20 20 Blows kisses to the board. Heart-eye emojis give extra coins!
Daisy Duck 115 10 25 25 25 Tap pink flower petals to clear corners of the board!
Goofy 120 12 22 19 16 Gawrsh! Goofy hits the board and shuffles it!
Ariel 100 6 26 26 26 Makes a wave of bubbles to clear away emojis!
Flounder 120 9 25 25 25 Turns the tide by adding more Flounder emojis
Sebastian 100 9 24 24 24 For a short time each match is worth x3 points!
Prince Eric 110 10 27 27 27 Eric tries to Kiss the Girl! Emojis above turn heart-eyed for bonus score.
Sulley 100 6 26 26 26 Sulley roars to scare random emojis off the board!
Mike 120 12 32 32 32 Rolls and bounces, clearing emojis as he goes.
Randall 120 9 21 22 24 Sneaks a bunch of Randall emojis onto the board
Celia 110 11 30 (28) 29 (28) 28 (28) Googley Bear! Adjacent Celia and Mike emojis get heart-eyed and give extra time.
Roz 150 12 28 27 26 Tap to report a sock and summon the CDA agents. Prepare for decontamination!
Boo 140 10 26 (25) 26 (26) 26 (26) Boo and the monsters generate energy to bring Lightning Clouds!
Simba 100 6 26 26 26 Animals run left and right to clear a row of emojis!
Timon 120 12 22 22 22 Tap the flowers! Each tap clears surrounding emojis!
Pumbaa 120 12 20 20 20 Grubs drop down and scare away emojis!
Rafiki 140 12 24 24 24 Meditates to lift all Rafiki emojis toward the top of the board.
Nala 110 8 26 26 26 Pinned ya! Nala tumbles with Simba, clearing emojis and placing a powerup.
Bambi 120 12 21 21 21 Butterflies land on random emojis to clear them away.
Thumper 100 11 23 25 27 Miss Bunny makes Thumper twitterpated, thumping and clearing emojis!
Marie 12
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Wizard101 Spell Changes Part 2 (July 8th 2020)

KI, probably seeking redemption, has just released the second round of spell updates, and these changes should leave many wizards excited! They changed some of the previous higher-pip spells and fixed the changes they made to the shadow spells in the first round. I'm not going to be talking about every spell in detail, so here's a wonderful page from Final Bastion that lists every spell change in this round: https://finalbastion.com/updates/wizard101-spell-changes-summer-2020-test-realm/

Note: All of the 4 Pip Shadow Spells got nerfed so I didn't find a need to talk about them.

Overall thoughts on each school's change:

Balance: Balance received buffs to Hydra and Nested Fury (and a 5 point buff to Chimera) along with a slightly more balanced Gaze of Fate.

Death: Finally received a buff to Scarecrow, making it much better (190 points better!). Khurulu has been fixed, sitting at 675, (I would love to see it buffed a little more, but it was initially incredibly overpowered, so this is welcome). KI revoked their buff of Winger Sorrow and made it weaker.

Fire: Fire Dragon has just become even more terrifying, I really don't think Fire needed a buff to Fire Dragon but it's here. Fire From Away and Raging Bull are now only slightly weaker than they were initially (along with Raging Bull getting a buffed 40% debuff).

Ice: Ice only got nerfed this round (minus KI fixing the damage of Weaver), they received a 15 point deduction to Frost Giant and a 10 point deduction to Snowball Barrage.

Life: Life's AOE has just become 10x more powerful. Not only did Forest Lord get a BUFF in damage, but it also got reduced to 7 pips (instead of 8). In response, Rebirth got no changes and now costs 8 pips (although who cares? Life has many a heals, all they were asking for was damage). Hungry Caterpillar gained some damage back. Also, Wings of Fate managed to receive both a nerf and a buff, while it's damage and healing has been reduced from 525 total to 450, the spell gives an initial 50 and then 400 over three turns, making it a bit more useful.

Myth: Myth finally got the attention it needed. First off, Witch's House Call and Earthquake got a buff in damage. Most importantly, however, Orthrus has now been changed into an AOE with 700 damage... Myth wizards have finally gotten what they've been asking for, a powerful non-shadow AOE. This spell is going to turn the

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📅︎ Jul 09 2020
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Emoji Trigger Data - 35.0.0

Guide

Base Score - The initial Score Value of the emoji upon acquisition
Per Full XP - The amount the Score Value is raised each time the XP bar is filled
# Emoji Level n (n) - The number of the collected emoji required to allow activation of the emoji's power for level n. The value in parentheses, if present, indicates the number required for first activation

Silver (36 Emojis)

Name Base Score Per Full&nbsp;XP #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;1 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;2 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;3 Powerup&nbsp;Description
Mickey Mouse 100 6 23 23 23 Creates Lightning Clouds with Mickey magic!
Donald Duck 120 9 28 30 32 Donald's temper tantrum scatters emojis!
Pluto 120 12 27 27 27 Licks the board and clears a column of emojis!
Minnie Mouse 100 9 20 20 20 Blows kisses to the board. Heart-eye emojis give extra coins!
Daisy Duck 115 10 25 25 25 Tap pink flower petals to clear corners of the board!
Goofy 120 12 22 19 16 Gawrsh! Goofy hits the board and shuffles it!
Ariel 100 6 26 26 26 Makes a wave of bubbles to clear away emojis!
Flounder 120 9 25 25 25 Turns the tide by adding more Flounder emojis
Sebastian 100 9 24 24 24 For a short time each match is worth x3 points!
Prince Eric 110 10 27 27 27 Eric tries to Kiss the Girl! Emojis above turn heart-eyed for bonus score.
Sulley 100 6 26 26 26 Sulley roars to scare random emojis off the board!
Mike 120 12 32 32 32 Rolls and bounces, clearing emojis as he goes.
Randall 120 9 21 22 24 Sneaks a bunch of Randall emojis onto the board
Celia 110 11 30 (28) 29 (28) 28 (28) Googley Bear! Adjacent Celia and Mike emojis get heart-eyed and give extra time.
Roz 150 12 28 27 26 Tap to report a sock and summon the CDA agents. Prepare for decontamination!
Boo 140 10 26 (25) 26 (26) 26 (26) Boo and the monsters generate energy to bring Lightning Clouds!
Simba 100 6 26 26 26 Animals run left and right to clear a row of emojis!
Timon 120 12 22 22 22 Tap the flowers! Each tap clears surrounding emojis!
Pumbaa 120 12 20 20 20 Grubs drop down and scare away emojis!
Rafiki 140 12 24 24 24 Meditates to lift all Rafiki emojis toward the top of the board.
Nala 110 8 26 26 26 Pinned ya! Nala tumbles with Simba, clearing emojis and placing a powerup.
Bambi 120 12 21 21 21 Butterflies land on random emojis to clear them away.
Thumper 100 11 23 25 27 Miss Bunny makes Thumper twitterpated, thumping and clearing emojis!
Marie 12
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Should I get a cat?

So I've wanted a cat my whole life. Never really got to have a cat, my mom says we need to install window fences to prevent the cat from jumping out from the 5th story.

Then, today, my mom came to me with the offer of getting a cat. A lady in her fashion chat group is selling a Siamese kitten, about a month old. And despite having always wanted a cat, I found myself hesitating when finally presented with the opportunity to get one.

There's a few reasons why I want and don't want a cat, it's kinda hard to list all the positives and negatives seperately so I'm just gonna list them all out here:

  • There's gonna be a lotta fur, meaning casebearer fly larvae. We have a dog, and it sleeps in my parents room. I haven't let the dog enter my room in a year or two. My parents room has lots of fur on the floor and despite them sweeping the floor often, they couldn't stop the dozens of casebearer fly larvae from showing up in their room. They're these little 7-8mm caterpillars crawling around on the walls with a shell made of its own spit. They feed on dust and fur.

  • I'm somewhat lazy and having stayed home for the past 2 months doing nothing because of the lockdown, while waiting for my mandatory national service enlistment, I really don't feel like taking care of a pet right now.

  • But I also feel that it can help me become more active again

  • It may also help with my OCD. I have developed severe ocd ever since the the first few days of the first case of covid-19 in my country. Insane amount of handwashing, refusal to touch my dog, washing my hands if I touch anything that feels "dirty" such as the underside of my table or a wire that I haven't touched in months and is a little dusty. I also keep a wet towel in my room now just to wipe my hands on and calm myself down whenever I feel the need to wash my hands.

  • despite having ocd and despising my dog, I somehow can picture myself letting a cat roam all over my room, even on my mouse pad and bed, without any issues.

  • I'm worried that I might get bored with my cat after a couple months or years, just like I did with my dog 10 years ago.

  • However, I feel like this is unlikely to happen as cats don't get less cute as they grow up, unlike my dog.

  • I'm also much more of a cat person. I enjoy quiet, peaceful moments, and even my friend said so because of how quiet I am.

  • I feel like a cat would be a perfect companion to lay back and chill with, unlike my dog who stinks 2 days after we give him a shower, constant

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📅︎ May 12 2020
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[H] April 2020 Humble Monthly, plus many more! [W] PayPal/Wishlist/Offers

I AM NOT, NOR WILL I EVER BE INTERESTED IN CS:GO OR TEAM FORTRESS 2 KEYS, GEMS, OR TRADING CARDS.

Currently have the following up for grabs; all games are Humble giftable links redeemable on Steam unless otherwise noted (some are purely Steam keys gathered from Fanatical.com). Strongly prefer PayPal, but will also consider items off my wishlist or anything good I don't already have. Willing to trade SEVERAL titles in exchange for PayPal (or Steam credit, pricier items off my Wishlist, or Nintendo eShop credit).

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📅︎ Apr 24 2020
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Emoji Trigger Data - 34.1.1

Guide

Base Score - The initial Score Value of the emoji upon acquisition
Per Full XP - The amount the Score Value is raised each time the XP bar is filled
# Emoji Level n (n) - The number of the collected emoji required to allow activation of the emoji's power for level n. The value in parentheses, if present, indicates the number required for first activation

Silver (36 Emojis)

Name Base Score Per Full&nbsp;XP #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;1 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;2 #&nbsp;Emoji Level&nbsp;3 Powerup&nbsp;Description
Mickey Mouse 100 6 23 23 23 Creates Lightning Clouds with Mickey magic!
Donald Duck 120 9 28 30 32 Donald's temper tantrum scatters emojis!
Pluto 120 12 27 27 27 Licks the board and clears a column of emojis!
Minnie Mouse 100 9 20 20 20 Blows kisses to the board. Heart-eye emojis give extra coins!
Daisy Duck 115 10 25 25 25 Tap pink flower petals to clear corners of the board!
Goofy 120 12 22 19 16 Gawrsh! Goofy hits the board and shuffles it!
Ariel 100 6 26 26 26 Makes a wave of bubbles to clear away emojis!
Flounder 120 9 25 25 25 Turns the tide by adding more Flounder emojis
Sebastian 100 9 24 24 24 For a short time each match is worth x3 points!
Prince Eric 110 10 27 27 27 Eric tries to Kiss the Girl! Emojis above turn heart-eyed for bonus score.
Sulley 100 6 26 26 26 Sulley roars to scare random emojis off the board!
Mike 120 12 32 32 32 Rolls and bounces, clearing emojis as he goes.
Randall 120 9 21 22 24 Sneaks a bunch of Randall emojis onto the board
Celia 110 11 30 (28) 29 (28) 28 (28) Googley Bear! Adjacent Celia and Mike emojis get heart-eyed and give extra time.
Roz 150 12 28 27 26 Tap to report a sock and summon the CDA agents. Prepare for decontamination!
Boo 140 10 26 (25) 26 (26) 26 (26) Boo and the monsters generate energy to bring Lightning Clouds!
Simba 100 6 26 26 26 Animals run left and right to clear a row of emojis!
Timon 120 12 22 22 22 Tap the flowers! Each tap clears surrounding emojis!
Pumbaa 120 12 20 20 20 Grubs drop down and scare away emojis!
Rafiki 140 12 24 24 24 Meditates to lift all Rafiki emojis toward the top of the board.
Nala 110 8 26 26 26 Pinned ya! Nala tumbles with Simba, clearing emojis and placing a powerup.
Bambi 120 12 21 21 21 Butterflies land on random emojis to clear them away.
Thumper 100 11 23 25 27 Miss Bunny makes Thumper twitterpated, thumping and clearing emojis!
Marie 12
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📅︎ Apr 21 2020
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[H] Tons of Humbles to Help You Through This Quarantine! [W] PayPal/Wishlist/Offers

I AM NOT, NOR WILL I EVER BE INTERESTED IN CS:GO OR TEAM FORTRESS 2 KEYS, GEMS, OR TRADING CARDS.

Currently have the following up for grabs; all games are Humble giftable links redeemable on Steam unless otherwise noted (some are purely Steam keys gathered from Fanatical.com). Strongly prefer PayPal, but will also consider items off my wishlist or anything good I don't already have. Willing to trade SEVERAL titles in exchange for PayPal (or Steam credit, pricier items off my Wishlist, or Nintendo eShop credit).

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👤︎ u/zephonate
📅︎ May 30 2020
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My first time DMT... Sort of a bad trip, but not really?

First a quick introduction: I've known about Ayahuasca and DMT for about 8-9 years and it seemed like something I'd want to experience, but never got the chance to do. Meanwhile I've been doing quite some research about it through the years. Fast forward to a few months ago, me and 3 really close friends decided to do a new years celebration for 3 days where we would do LSD and DMT (on separate days).

The first mini trip
The 29th me and friend A try a small dose of DMT (40mg impure), using an oilburner. We were still figuring out how to burn/vape it most efficiently and in doing so we wasted quite a bit. Saw some visual distortions and heard the well-known build up sound (zzzzZZZZZZ). The visuals looked like all the skirting on the corners of the room turned into snakeskin that moved along the edges. I close my eyes and see vague geometric patterns I can't describe. I saw something I can only describe as a caterpillar (cartoony and it didn't look like an actual caterpillar??) that transformed into different shapes. I kept thinking "what is this" as it kept transforming. Eventually I get this sense of "I'm not ready for the full experience" and it immediately transformed into a thumbs up an hear something like a "ding" (like in a gameshow when someone gets a quiz answer correctly). I then heard some sort of "cya next time". I open my eyes and it's over. It was a good introduction and we leave it at that.

We did LSD on December 30th, which I won't go into, but it was an interesting trip.

The real first trip
The 31st, 2 of my friends who weren't sure they would do the DMT decided it wasn't their time. So it was just me and friend B (friend A is one of the 2 that didn't go). We go into a separate room and I go first. 70mg pure. Friend B (just calling him "B" from now on) controls the pipe.

First hit Each hit I hold for about 5-8 seconds. I'm starting to see visual distortions and the same sound. All the flat surfaces like the walls get rotating polygons (either pentagons or hexagons, not sure, but one of the two), when I focus on one, it stops moving, as if it starts looking at me. Distance starts to become confusing, something close feels both far away and close by.

Second hit It's like the air gets sucked out of the room and textures gain a weird contrast. The hands of B start to look clay like, as if I can see every pore in his skin, the pipe seems to get longer and as I look at the floor just behind it (from my point of view, lo

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📅︎ Feb 08 2020
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I AM NOT, NOR WILL I EVER BE INTERESTED IN CS:GO OR TEAM FORTRESS 2 KEYS, GEMS, OR TRADING CARDS.

Currently have the following up for grabs; all games are Humble giftable links redeemable on Steam unless otherwise noted (some are purely Steam keys gathered from Fanatical.com). Strongly prefer PayPal, but will also consider items off my wishlist or anything good I don't already have. Willing to trade SEVERAL titles in exchange for PayPal (or Steam credit, pricier items off my Wishlist, or Nintendo eShop credit).

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[H] Tons of Humble leftovers and Steam keys [W] PayPal/Wishlist/Offers

I AM NOT, NOR WILL I EVER BE INTERESTED IN CS:GO OR TEAM FORTRESS 2 KEYS, GEMS, OR TRADING CARDS.

Currently have the following up for grabs; all games are Humble giftable links redeemable on Steam unless otherwise noted (some are purely Steam keys gathered from Fanatical.com). Strongly prefer PayPal, but will also consider items off my wishlist or anything good I don't already have. Willing to trade SEVERAL titles in exchange for PayPal (or Steam credit, pricier items off my Wishlist, or Nintendo eShop credit).

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📅︎ Apr 12 2020
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A Ranking of Each Class in the Third Arc [PvE / Questing]

In my last posts with the second arc and the first arc I talked about how each school did solo questing in those arcs, this post will be dedicated to the third.

#7 | Balance

There is nothing I hate more than putting the same school at the bottom for two arcs in a row, but for Balance it's unfortunately true. In my post about ranking every shadow hit you'll notice Nested is at 20 and Gaze is at 17. Both of these spells are lackluster, Nested's damage is actually decent but it's a risk to use against three out of the seven schools which, as noted in my post, could drag out your battle for longer than it probably needs to go on for if it hits the school that the enemies are. Gaze is relatively the same way - it's arguably top 3 PvP shad hits for its double hit, but in PvE the double hit makes it incredibly hard to feint properly, not to mention if you're fighting a Life boss, for example, and your second eye hits Life, then it's kinda gonna take another few minutes to get the pips and blades to kill said boss. Wurm is actually Balance's best spell for Arc 3, it speeds up the end of Mirage and all of Empyrea pretty well. Not that I've seen a whole lot of balance wizards solo questing through the third arc, but Wurm is the most reliable of the three shadow spells to use here. Scion is even decent, but having to put up 6 blades isn't really the best.

#6 | Life

This was almost too easy. Caterpillar is alright and so is their darkmoor gear, but everyone and their dog knows how bad Wings of Fate is. They still have to use Forest Lord, an early Arc 2 spell, to complete mob fights and fighting bosses with minions is a nightmare. Especially, since as of Polaris, bosses use the -70 set shields to two schools, making spirit bosses which have a much higher presence in this arc increasingly difficult. It's definitely not fun in this arc as a life wizard, but at least both Life and Balance have a guaranteed spot against the major cheating bosses here. Near impossible to do Titan without someone healing, and Balance obviously is very good at supporting. I guess that's why Life isn't good in this arc - they're a support class, and as such they won't be very good hitters. Life's Scion is

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📅︎ Feb 23 2020
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A Ranking of Each Class in Wizard101 [PvE / Solo Questing]

So recently I've made three posts about how well I think each school does in each arc. First | Second| Third

Today I'll be comparing how each school did in each arc, and by proxy determining which is the best class to solo with *in my opinion*. Yes, they all have their perks, but with a game as extensive as Wiz there are definitely classes that do better than others throughout the game.

Arc 1:

Fire: 1

Ice: 3

Storm: 6

Myth: 2

Life: 7

Death: 5

Balance: 4

Arc 2:

Fire: 2

Ice: 6

Storm: 4

Myth: 5

Life: 3

Death: 1

Balance: 7

Arc 3:

Fire: 3

Ice: 5

Storm: 1

Myth: 4

Life: 6

Death: 2

Balance: 7

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With this in mind, I'll be ranking them by putting their first arc placement first, then second arc, then third arc, then their total score. 7th place is 7 score, 1st is 1 score, etc. Lowest is best.

Fire: 1, 2, 3 | 6

Ice: 3, 6, 5 | 14

Storm: 6, 4, 1 | 11

Myth: 2, 5, 4 | 11

Life: 7, 3, 6 | 16

Death: 5, 1, 2 | 8

Balance: 4, 7, 7 | 18

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So by looking at which classes have the lowest score, we can determine which ones are the best at soloing. From the way the scores add up:

#7 | Balance with 18 score

They really just get the short end of the stick in the second and third arcs due to mediocre spells, blades, and damage. They're so good at support, however, that I'd still make one to help support in endgame bosses.

#6 | Life with 16 score

Yeah, this was to be expected. They do good in the second arc because Forest Lord & Waterworks/HOS happening at the same time is a major power surge for them as far as soloing goes, but Arc 1 is an awful experience and I'd highly recommend the 50 elixir for a Life wizard if you ever plan on getting one. The third arc is really just them being overshadowed by Ice, with Caterpillar having a worse after effect than Weaver and Wings of Fate just being out and out bad. Lamassu just doesn't even stand up to Cat

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👤︎ u/JewelEDM
📅︎ Mar 01 2020
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Giant evil butterfly carrying caterpillar...

Ok so here's an experience I went through about 12 years ago that I don't think I can ever forget. It sounds pretty unrealistic and insane but I swear it's true.

When I was 16 I was living with my dad in a condo right next to a mountain in Las Vegas, NV. I've always been an insomniac and it was pretty late in the night (I can't recall the exact time but I'm assuming it was between 1am-3am.) My nightly routine was to chill in my room, listen to music, smoke cigarettes, chat with friends via text and stare out the window. Well this night I was laying on my bed staring out the window when I noticed some ruffling coming from the left of the window.. I halfway sat up to look and see what was moving and then right in front of my window came an insanely large, what looked similar to an evil monarch butterfly, who happened to be carrying a big ass green caterpillar... Now the crazy part is it seemed as if it was trying to force it to crawl through the seem of my window.. I'll tell you I've never been so freaking scared in my life... I ran to close the blinds thinking I was just imagining this whole situation.. as I reached for the blinds it seems the caterpillar was actually working its way inside my window and as I released the blinds it hit the caterpillar and cut it into 3 pieces...

Now this is where things get even more weird. Right in front of this window I had a small TV and TV stand. The window sill had 3 orange marks on it where it seems like blood or goop came out of this caterpillar and it literally dripped down on to the back of the TV and TV stand... And there was a very very strange musky smell out of no where that I can't even compare to anything I've smelt before... I can say it did kind of smell like stomach acid slightly but still different enough from that it can't be compared. I was terrified to try to find the 3 pieces of the caterpillar but after a minute or two I tried anyways. After literally tearing my room apart I could find nothing.. I was too scared to sleep in my own room so I went to sleep in my younger sisters room on her love sac...

The next morning I wake up to my sister screaming as there are thousands of tiny black bugs all on the carpet around and under the love sac, the musky smell has now entered the entire condo.. I'm freaking the fuck out and we got my dad who proceeded to use a vacuum to get as many as he could up.... We went to school and when we returned we discovered that there were still these little tiny spiders

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