I drank a cup of clotted milk from the mother of my mongrel puppies and am having an adverse reaction. Somebody, get Dustin Diamond on the phone, immediately! He's my only chance.

I. THE CHILD AND HIS MOTHER.

The child was conceived in manner not unlike his own mother. It was violent and drunken—clouded by uncertainty and shame. The skinny legged and redhaired girl who bore the boy never wanted it in the first place, but if she had, she would have wanted better.

The child’s mother—called Abby Jo—was the second five girls who fled with their eye-patched mother to a dilapidated neighborhood outside of Philadelphia. Life with the father had been mostly good and peaceful, but there were also times when he broke windows or used chairs to corner their mother and beat her, and there were times when he pinned her wrists to the kitchen floor of that double-wide trailer in Georgia and took her pants off right in front of the little girls and made their mother scream and cry for him to,
“STOP!” which he never did, at least not when it got to that.

On a Wednesday night after the girls spent the afternoon jumping rope and tumbling and singing songs in the grass behind the trailer and no less than five hours after the refinery plant let off work for the day, his chevy pulled into the driveway. There was an awful sound of metal on metal and a terrifying pop that came from his car scraping across something in the driveway and finally ripping off his bumper, left rocking and clanging in the dirt.

Then, he stumbled up the small steps, fell into the living room through the screen door and let it slam behind him. For some reason—though Abby Jo would never understand why or how she knew to get up—Abby Jo watched alone in the living room as her father stood over her mother, who was sitting at the kitchen table quietly smoking and wiping her eyes. She had an empty wine glass in her hand. The man took it from her. He broke it and shoved the jagged stem of the glass into the side of his wife’s face. she fell to the floor.

The tiny girl, Abby Jo, bounced as she hurried across the floor in her pajamas and knelt over her mother. Thick pools of hot black blood spread across the floor behind her mother’s head, and it looked as if there were a piece of cracked, hard-boiled egg stuck to her eyelid, and when the small girl looked up at her father, he stood grinning and swaying and steadying himself with his hand against the wall.

Abby Jo ran to the neighbor’s house and screamed for them to call for help, which they did. It would be okay, she found out. Her mother would live, but her father was taken away in handcuffs as she and the other four

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Rasicim, why does it still exist?

Racism, why does it still exist?

So recently during the Capitol take over, as I watched so many white people climbing walls, knocking down fences and destroying our Capitol, I spoke on it and all of the Trump supporters kept bringing it back to the BLM. The situation with BLM was about basic human rights and not about being a sore loser and following the Hitler like man who is running this country.

See, I could never understand this and today with 50 years under my belt, I still can't understand it. I never knew it because I wasn't raised knowing it, my mom was born and raised in Harlem, her best friends were black, as there was no segregation in New York. When we moved upstate even though our town was small, we were diversified, we had Black families, White, Spanish, Jewish, Indian and mixed families. We even had gay families and drag queens in our small town and we were all friends.

My "Big daddy" Sam Whitfield was a family friend for as long as I could remember, at our house every week and every holiday. My first very best friend was named "Cookie" who was also black and it was there I learned to love fried chicken, collard greens and her mom's incredible corn bread.  There was no color, there was just friendship, there was love, there were people who had your back and you had theirs, that simple. It was never us against them or that we thought we were better in any way, we all bleed red, we all have hearts, we are all human beings.

When I started to go to church I found one that touched my heart, one that spoke to me, to my soul, it just happened to be a  predominantly black church, yet I never felt more than welcomed and loved from the moment I stepped foot in there. These wonderful men and women are now my friends, they have become my family, and yes, I would lay down my life for my family, there is that much love there.

So when I still hear so much about racism in this country I am blown away, Why? What makes you think you're better than another human being? Who said you were the chosen one? And why? Because someone else doesn't look like you? I would have hoped that by 2021, with so many strides we have made, so many ways we have come forward, even with having a black president, that this would have changed. When I was growing up, who would have thought that was even possible? Yet, it happened and I hoped that change would have come with it, but there are so many people still stuck in a time warp about racism.

Especially in the last 5 years

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the mutants of men

Nothing existed. Vines twirled the buildings. Weeds with great flowers swayed in the abandoned parking lots. Cars were covered in moss and insects. The streets broke apart as trees now grew from the cracks in concrete. Waves of birds swirled in the distant sky. Giant caterpillars, as large as trucks, crawled in the shopping areas, chewing on old mannequins, vomiting slime and the bones of animals. Old billboards, now faded from the sun and wind, showed people with toothless smiles, children with no heads, some signs celebrating the new year: 1983. Animals with great muscles walked with fear in their eyes, a suspicion of anything that walked on two legs.

Ten years ago they had sent armies to investigate the disappearance of an entire country. Overnight they were gone. Never heard from again. The armies disappeared as well. Never returning home, leaving children and widows to wonder of the mystery of what happened to those they had once loved. One of these children grew to be a man. He had decided to take a boat, he would sail the great and ugly ocean, he would find his father. He took with him an octopus with schizophrenia, a bird with one eye that cackled often, and a goldfish with psychic abilities.

They crossed the great and dirty ocean, full of plastic, junk rolled around the sea singing in gibberish and Spanish. Rotting heads floated on top of the ocean, rotting heads that laughed when he sailed past them, rotting heads that spit sea water at him and told him of many things to fear with their toothless mouths. Dolphins sang songs of nonsense, sharks whispered to him in the night: ‘Come out,’ they said, ‘come out where we are.’

He could hear the sharks laughing, splashing in the water. Whales jumped from the bottom of oceans, they warned him of the danger, they told him to return home. His bird laughed. The octopus looked worried. The goldfish sat in silence, pondering the evil they were about to enter.

He reached the beach. He had made it to land. The great and beautiful land. The only great and beautiful land. This was the land of freedom, the land of billboards and short-tempered men with static televisions for mouths and eyes. His father had come to this place. He had walked here. He saw the devastation of nature. How it ate everything in its path. He saw trees that hated the grass, weeds that hated the soil, insects feeding on one another, everything in nature was chaotic, it was murderous, it didn’t love anything, it hated men most of all. The

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Album of the Year 2020

I listened to 201 new albums in 2020. For the sake of a round number, and because it's way too hard to cut this list down to 100, here's my top 200.

  1. Fiona Apple, ‘Fetch the Boltcutters’
  2. Landshapes, ‘Contact’
  3. Boat, ‘Tread Lightly’
  4. Orchards, ‘Lovecore’
  5. Viva Belgrado, ‘Bellavista’
  6. Caribou, ‘Suddenly’
  7. AJJ – Good Luck Everybody
  8. Stef Kett, ‘Cry And Sing’
  9. Alexia Avina, ‘Unearth’
  10. Thor & Friends, ‘3’
  11. Woods, ‘Strange to Explain’
  12. Jess Williamson, ‘Sorceress’
  13. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, ‘Sideways to New Italy’
  14. Jason Molina, ‘Eight Gates’
  15. Hot Mulligan, ‘you’ll be fine’
  16. The Big Moon, 'Walking Like We Do'
  17. Anna Burch, ‘If You’re Dreaming’
  18. Best Coast, ‘Always Tomorrow’
  19. ShitKid, 'Duo Limbo/'Mellan himmel a helvete'
  20. Better Now, 'Slip'
  21. Bob Nanna, ‘Celebration States’
  22. Brian Campeau, ‘Ambience Driver’
  23. Bibio, ‘Sleep on the Wing’
  24. The Planet You, 'Techxture'
  25. The Guru Guru, ‘Point Fingers’
  26. Wire, 'Mind Hive'
  27. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, 'Patchouli Blue'
  28. Say Hi, 'Diamonds & Donuts'
  29. Daniel Davies, ‘Signals’
  30. Soccer Mommy, ‘color theory’
  31. Ando San, 'Schemin' Season'
  32. Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Punisher’
  33. Kate NV, ‘Room for the Moon’
  34. Katie Dey, Mydata
  35. M. Ward, ‘Think Of Spring’
  36. Becca Mancari, ‘The Greatest Part’
  37. Mogwai, ‘ZEROZEROZERO’
  38. OOIOO, ‘nijimusi’
  39. Ultimate Fakebook, ‘The Preserving Machine’
  40. Deerhoof, ‘Future Teenage Cave Artists’
  41. Jackie Lynn, ‘Jacqueline’
  42. Helvetia, ‘Fantastic Life’
  43. Helvetia, ‘The Devastating Map’
  44. InTechnicolour, ‘Big Sleeper’
  45. Gigi Masin, ‘Calypso’
  46. STRFKR, ‘Ambient 1’
  47. DJ Python, ‘Mas Amable’
  48. Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams, ‘Aporia’
  49. Lights & Motion, ‘The Great Wide Open’
  50. Standards, ‘Fruit Island’
  51. Kestrels, ‘Dream or Don’t Dream’
  52. Masaki Batoh, ‘Smile Jesus Loves You’
  53. Geology, ‘Light of the Risen Year’
  54. Touche Amore, ‘Lament’
  55. John Vanderslice, ‘Dollar Hits’
  56. Wares, ‘Survival’
  57. Tricot – 真っ黒
  58. Squirrel Flower, 'I Was Born Swimming'
  59. Yumi Zouma, ‘Truth or Consequences’
  60. Harry the Nightgown, ‘Harry the Nightgown’
  61. Crisman, ‘Crisman’
  62. Addy., ‘Eclipse’
  63. Guided By Voices, ‘Surrender Your Poppy Field’
  64. Stephen Malkmus, ‘Traditional Techniqu
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Color Formatting of Gender-Marked Articles for 4 languages using Regex and Javascript

Hi Anki community,

so y'all, I have never thought that regular expressions combined with javascript could keep me up until 3 am at night. Well, it does lately, apparentely. Lockdown accepted, I guess...

I've used and adjusted the code snippet provided by ssnoyes (thanks!) in this post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Anki/comments/jvrbwt/any_anki_addons_that_let_you_assign_a_color/gcm194c/?context=3

This is what my latest night project does:

Gender-marked articles are color-formatted depending on their gender (masculine, feminine, neuter).

4 languages are supported: German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

(You can adjust the code according to your needs. For Italian, you would have to replace French, as the French article "le" represents masculin singular, wheras the Italian article "le" represents feminine plural.)

The code works best for short text snippets, as you would use for your target vocabulary in most cases.

The code also deals with the cat-caterpillar-phenomenon, so substrings like "die" in the noun "Diele", "der" in Leder, or "le" in "leçon" are not falsely formatted.

What you need:

  1. field for your target word, e.g. {{target word}}
  2. field for gender of your target word, e.g. {{gender}}, gender values are masc, fem and neutr

What you see in the screenshot below is actually an entire single text input. The coloring works in this case for German because I placed the two feminin words (die Mutter, die Mütter) in the first line. If otherwise aligned, the code gets mixed up. So, it's not meant for longer texts in case of German or French due to its gender ambiguous articles ("die", "der", "l'", "les").

This is the screenshot:

https://preview.redd.it/d34cwjfb80161.png?width=664&format=png&auto=webp&s=da954ba87c47f8fdaf37d6dee49ba6354b1c3dc5

This is the CSS:

<style>

.singular { background-color: lightblue; }
.plural { background-color: lightsteelblue; }

.singular.masc { background-color: lightblue; }
.singularMasc { background-color: lightblue; }
.pluralMasc { background-color: lightsteelblue; }

.articledie { background-color: pink; }
.articledie.fem { background-color: pink; }
// change color to lightsteelblue:
.articledie.masc { background-color: pink; }
.articledie.neutr { background-color: mediumaquamarine; }
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[ALERT] Companies flee the Americas - Spanish government behind recent flight of companies

TOP STORIES | Local | Opinion | World | Finance | Politics

 Geneva, Switzerland

#Companies flee the Americas - Spanish government behind recent flight of companies

##"Leaked documents reveal Spanish government behind recent flight of several major companies from the Americas"


Radio Free Geneva | Issued on 2022 - 12:00 | Geneva, Switzerland


GENEVA - Famed vehicle company Caterpillar and Chip manufacturer MICRON have both announced their planned exits from the American continent as Headquarters and infrastructure are set to move rapidly over the coming few years. Both companies have cited ongoing security concerns in the Great Lakes and Salt Lake Successors respectively - stating it is not a healthy business environment for profit and long-term security of assets.

It is additionally rumored that public stocks for General Atomics are being purchased en-mass by Spanish backed companies. Meanwhile Fiat-Chrysler confirmed it had received and then denied a similar offer received by Caterpillar and MICRON.

This has only continued to hurt the already cratering Salt Lake Economy - and has not helped local Great Lakes economic growth either.

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Since someone thought this sub wasn't about trains heres the entire trains wiki article

Train - Wikipedia To all our readers, This is the 1st time we've asked recently, so we'll get straight to the point: this Friday we need you to make a donation to protect Wikipedia's independence. 98% of our readers don't give; they simply look the other way. If you are one of our rare donors, you have our gratitude, and we warmly thank you.

We know you’re busy and we don’t mean to interrupt you, but we must remind everyone that if they donated just a few dollars, we could keep Wikipedia thriving for years.

We don’t charge a subscription fee, and Wikipedia is sustained by the donations of only 2% of our readers. Like us, they believe that knowledge belongs in the hands of everyone.

We know most people will ignore this message, but consider that our editors don't get paid. They offer you their knowledge simply because they care. And our mission is to give them the tools they need to continue their work.

If Wikipedia provided you with a useful amount of knowledge this year, please take a minute to secure its future by making a gift to the Wikimedia Endowment. Thank you.

Not to be confused with Locomotive. This article is about the rail vehicle. For the act of teaching or developing skills or knowledge, see Training. For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally run along a railroad (or railway) track to transport passengers or cargo (also known as "freight" or "goods"). The word "train" comes from the Old French trahiner, derived from the Latin trahere meaning "to pull" or "to draw".[1]

Motive power for a train is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in a self-propelled multiple unit. The term "engine" is often used as an alternative to locomotive. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common types of locomotive are diesel and electric, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. Trains can also be hauled by horses, pulled by engine or water-driven cable or wire winch, run downhill using gravity, or powered by pneumatics, gas turbines or electric batteries.

The track usually consists of two running rails with a fixed spacing, which may be supplemented by additional rails such as electric conducting rails ("third rail") and rack rails. Monorails and maglev guideways are also occasionally used.[2]

Passenger trains include passenger-carrying vehicles and can often be very long and fast. High-speed rail sys

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Mexicraft 1.1.0. Official Release

Mexicraft: A mod about Mexican culture, flora, fauna, gastronomy, and much more!

This mod has as its primary objective to share the various aspects of the Mexican culture to the world! Different updates will be happening over time, where I will be adding Prehispanic Cultures, more food items, mobs... which are usually suggested by people over at r/mexicraft on Reddit!

I want to thank everyone who has invested a little bit of their time in this project. I am really, really grateful for all of your suggestions, mod reviews, comments, and general feedback. It means the world to me.

https://preview.redd.it/ai98rcr8vrw51.png?width=2732&format=png&auto=webp&s=018d57d855cdafe70b6fea0d2a83ff563c9b2ef7

Download links:

MCreator Website

Curseforge Website

More construction blocks, a new type of wood, and another overworld ore destined for trading.

More decorative items for ofrendas, which will lay the foundation for an upcoming decoration overhaul.

A new type of tree, known by many as \"México's national tree\".

More food ingredients for both current and new recipes.

New meat drops from vanilla mobs.

Several new food items and improvements to other previous items.

A beautiful endemic species from México, which will have a full metamorphic cycle implemented in the near future.

[Mysterious and cute traders, used at the moment as placeholders for obtaining most i

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First update in October (quite a big update)

French, German, Spanish applied.

-Game balancing-

The first half is easy and the second half is a little more difficult.

-Caterpillar appears during logging, and can be cooked or roasted.

-Ground snakes appear when mowing bushes.

-Reduced monster evasion.

-Monster regen balancing adjusted according to dungeon size (smaller dungeons less, larger dungeons more regen)

-Changed to make it easier to get rid of the monster you are tracking.

-Increased probability of obtaining gold and silver in the second half.

-Increased damage and energy consumption of AoE attack skills. (Fixed to enable stronger attacks at once.) Increased blindness effect. (Light Strike Magic Indirect Upgrade)

-Sun tablet exchange bug fixed.

-Artisan's Touch Totem Rare probability increased by 50%.

-Addition of Mound of Fertilizer to store fertilizers, possible to produce dirt pile

-Reduced chances of rabies early in the game. Increased summoning Servant stats and energy consumption (Incantation's summoning Servant is also upgraded)

-Cursed body duration increased.

-Increases the probability of triggering monsters' elemental attacks (previously, it could hardly be activated)

-Fishing rod material changed to easy material (can be crafted at an early time)

-Dungeon level adjustment in the second half. 2-5 level increase.

-Doubles the probability of getting a 20-slot backpack when crafted.

-In the case of a job with proficiency passive, the maximum level of the skill is increased by 1 level.

-Doubles the duration of warm and cool potions (lasts 5 days)

-Changed to be able to defecate once a day.

-System-

Added memo function.

Added function to reset magic book magic type.

Added skill reset function.

Maximum magic level increase. Chance increases from 10 or more to 20 (with some powerful magic balancing adjustments)

Show hidden rogue goblins on the world map.

Lighting options change cumulatively. Lower the number of options for the lights.

Other bug fixes.

https://www.facebook.com/104536261053946/posts/206351950872376/

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Some perspective two years out

Tonight I watched my husband tell my toddler "Don't touch the buttons on the dishwasher!" as he then scooped her into his arms and tickled her with his beard against her neck. And for a moment I felt a flashback to him holding her in the NICU, just 34+5, her little nasal feeding tube and various cords dangling everywhere, one FIFTH the size she is now. And I felt such immense gratitude. Gratitude that she's okay, and I'm okay, and we've got a chunky lil shorty who is sharp as a tack, babbling happily in English and Spanish, saying such clever things like "La pelela es casa caca" (the potty is poop house!) Telling me that the very hungry caterpillar in her book is "grande y gorda como Mamá" (big and fat like Mama) who happens to be pregnant with her sibling at the moment, a baby whom i like to joke is between 50 and 75 percent "done on the inside", depending on whether I deliver early again or full term this time.

I know some situations are more complicated than others, and ours was a relatively short stay of just nine days in NICU, but the experience will stay with me for life. And I just want anyone else going through that unexpected journey at the moment to know that one day you'll have such a mundane moment that will bowl you over in such gratitude, and, in some ways, with enough time, you'll see that the weight was a gift.

"Maybe this weight was a gift/Like I had to see what I could lift..." - "Do It Again" by Nada Surf

Wishing you strength on your NICU journeys. ❤️

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[store]🔥 **Trade4Glory**^TM 🔥 🐲 **Original & ccu'd LTI ships** 🐲 🚨 **CCUs, Skins, Weapons, Armor Sets and more** 🚨 🚩 **LTI Token** 🚩 💰 **Accepting EUR & USD** 💰

 

 

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Greetings and welcome to my shop!

 

I am always open to 💰buy💰 RSI credits rates below 60% or have a look at your Star Citizen account if you are selling. If you need anything and it is not in my shop - ✉ Contact me

 

🚨 Rules of Engagement / Trading 🚨

🚩 Please get your RSI verification before you trade with me

🚩 Comment on my store post with "PM'd"

🚩 Send me a ✉ PM with ITEM(s), CURRENCY and PAYPAL EMAIL for the invoice

🚩 After clearing the payment - please provide your RSI email address + RSI handle to gift the item(s)

🚩 After you have claimed the item(s), please confirm our successful trade following the verification post link I will provide with +verify - this process helps to keep the community safe with honorable traders & buyers!

🚩 If you have any question at all - simply send me a 📬 PM and ask - I won't bite 🐲

 

💀Beware💀 that I normally gift within 24 hours but I will always be limited by the ⚡official 1.000 USD daily gift limit⚡ in place by RSI. But I will always state the time of gifting to keep you in the loop!

 

💈 General Information 💈

⛩ My timezone is UTC+2 or CEST

⛩ I only accept PayPal invoicing (no family&friends, vouchers, bitcoins etc.) keeping you and me safe!

⛩ I am German but I am familiar with English, French, Italien & Spanish

⛩ I will always answer as soon as possible but bear in mind - I have family & kids & a job - might take a moment to respond! 👍

 

Abbreviations

LTI = Lifetime Insurance

PM = Private Message

RSI verification = Connect your subreddit

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Great deals for 11/20, including Apple Watch SE, 2nd gen SanDisk Extreme Pro, Babbel, Robinhood, Parallels, & more

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📅︎ Nov 20 2020
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Can I paraphrase quotes for history HL?

Hey guys,

I'm doing HL history, and I'm having some real struggles finding specific quotes because they are all locked away in books that I can't be bothered to buy, let alone read. I have their historiographical contexts (i.e revisionist, orthodox), but I just honestly cannot be bummed to find quotes.

However, I know that some of the books are from foreign writers, and, overall, if I used short quotes, there would be a relatively high chance that these quotes would manifest themselves somewhere in these works.

For example, "Pío Moa, a post-Francoist Spanish Civil War historian, stated that the "Republicans collapsed from inner divisions," implying that they were yada yada yada blah blah blah"

Now obviously I would never read Pío Moa because I would never provide funds to such a ludicrous, harmful political ideology such as post-Francoism. But that quote probably exists somewhere in his (dumb) book. So, how likely is it that the examiners actually check whether Pío Moa, a writer who has yet to be translated into English, actually said such a thing? On a scale of 1-10? What're our thoughts, my fellow lazy historians?

Thanks,

- HornyCaterpillar

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[US][SELL][PERFUMES] Arcana Wildcarft and Craves, NAVA Eternals, Death and Floral, Stereoplasm, Haus of Gloi

US only. Shipping starts at $4. Paypal G&S please.

These are priced to sell, more or less. I have too many scents and not enough body parts to slather them all on lol. More than happy to make a REASONABLE bundled deal if buying more than 2 bottles! Let's figure something out. :)

ARCANA WILDCRAFT

All FULL 5MLs unless otherwise noted. Each are $15, before shipping.

  • Rhodochrosite - Cheerful pink rhodochrosite is believed to stimulate happiness, love, and youthful vigor. Fragrant Monoi de Tahiti with pink lemonade, citron, fresh gingerroot, and pink labdanum.
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  • Sway - Tropical strawberry, orange blossom, white pepper, and bone musk.⁣⁣⁣
  • Limerance - Blind hope buoyed by fixation and obsession. White tea, cotton candy, marshmallow, kush, blush musk, hibiscus blossoms, and a slash of dragons blood.
  • Haint - TOP OF SHOULDER FILL, this came in a 'lower' amount than what I normally get from Arcana (filled to the bottom of the neck vs top of the neck). The sweet, melancholy essence of a Southern ghost drifting through dark mountain hollows and crumbling neo-classical mansions. White musk, vanilla musk, Madagascar vanilla, sugarcane, and a faint trail of white pepper.SOLD
  • Honey Craves Ice Cream Parlors - Sweet, cold scoops of pleasure. Pistachio ice cream, honey ice cream, Madagascar vanilla gelato, and a chilled porcelain bowl.SOLD
  • Strawberries Crave Sunlit Paths - The happy scent of day-hiking through the dappled sunlight of a coniferous thicket of trees. Sugary red strawberries with Arcana Wildcraft's Her Forest (layers of velvety forest mosses and soft green lichens with wild-harvested Northern fir tips, Bourbon vetiver, black oudh, and a hint of forest floor).SOLD
  • This is not Canada/Timberline - Sweet, jammy Canadian fir absolute and wildcrafted Canadian black spruce, suffused by three golden ambers. (Formerly known as This is Not Canada.) SOLD

DEATH AND FLORAL

  • The Taste of Almost Summer - FULL SIZE. $10. Orange dreamsicle ice cream and soft tuberose blended with pink cotton candy and lavender. SOLD

HAUS OF GLOI

- Lavender Elixir - $8. Full 5ml. Notes: lavender, sandalwood, white tea and

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Quick first impressions of some of Arcana's Craves Daydream collection. Plus some Death and Floral and Stereoplasm reviews.

Arcana Craves

Right off the bat, I'll be honest and say that Arcana's previous honey scents did not work for me. My skin amped it to a terrible degree and I either smelled like I doused myself with honey or it turned super powdery on my skin. Safe to say, I don't know why I decided to give these a try, but I'm SO glad that I did! I ordered on July 24 and it was delivered on August 3.

Honey Craves Ice Cream Parlors - Sweet, cold scoops of pleasure. Pistachio ice cream, honey ice cream, Madagascar vanilla gelato, and a chilled porcelain bowl.

You guys have a Kroger or Fred Meyer's near you? If you do, look for their Pistachio and Honey Ice Cream from the Private Selection brand. This smells exactly like it. In this sub, I occasionally see people say "it smells so good, I want to lick my arm/drink the bottle/etc" when they're describing a yummy scent. Well, now you can!

Initially, it's pistachio and honey ice cream: the pistachio a little salty, the honey pleasantly sweet, the ice cream rich and creamy. It stays like this for a little bit but then the pistachio morphs into a cherry-like scent (but I read somewhere that pistachio scents can do that?) which I'm not mad about. The cherry-like pistachio and the creamy ice cream cuts down the sweetness of the honey significantly. This phase is somewhat short lived as the ice cream goes away and I can smell.. the bowl? Eerie how Julia captured the scent of a cold, porcelain bowl so accurately, but at the same time it's starting to take over everything. It's like I greedily scarfed down all the delicious ice cream goodness and now all I'm left with is a still cold, but sadly empty, honey-smudged bowl. Atmospherics (would the bowl be considered an atmospheric?) sometimes go a little weird on me, so I can only assume that's why the porcelain is sticking out so prominently for me. I'm hoping some rest will let the ice cream notes come out more.

Honey Craves Paradise - The essence of a gloriously sunbaked tropical island. An opening of richly sugared mango expands into a blend of heady tiare blossoms, delicate honey, golden sand, and warm coconut-scented body oil.

Sweet, ripe mangoes right out of the gate and I can't get enough of it. It's followed by the scent of coconut lotion on sandy, sun-warmed skin. The honey is soft and very floral leaning here, but I'm guessing it's influenced by the tiare blossoms. Back in 2014, I went on

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Attila and jactroll arguing on twitter about past year performance.

It all started with this video were attila leaks that jactroll will be benched for steelback. (if someone can fully translate it from spanish it would be nice)

EDIT: Found this translation on twitter I don't know if correct: Attila: Tomorrow in LEC there will be something pretty funny about one team. Attila: A necessary change I would say. Kami: Ohh Jacktroll is leaving! Attila: I didn't say anything *laughs* Nixerino: Jacktroll Giants?

Attila: I would shoot my balls if that happens.

Then Jactroll responded by saying : To debunk some myths of spanish community - With VIT_Comp we have won or went atleast even in every single laning phase ever since the start of the season (and obviously botlane isn't the problem in V). With Attila we lost absolutely every single one of them. Peace

Attila responded back : I am quite sure you need a new pair of glasses but if you actually watch plenty of games of 2019 Summer Split, we've won quite some lane phases and even went even with teams like Fnatic, all of this having you as an anchor. Stop saying bullshit. Peace.

Yamato on his twitch channel gave his opinion. Part 1 Part 2

Honestly i fully agree with Yamato its quite sad seeing how people that lived and played together for 3 years, are now arguing on basically who was worst on twitter, says a lot about Vitality atmosphere last year, and confirms what Jiizuke said on his stream.

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[RF] Weird Numbers

The first image he told me about was of three children on a road in Iceland, in 1965. He said that for him it was the image of happiness and also that he had tried several times to link it to other images, but it never worked. He wrote me: one day I'll have to put it all alone at the beginning of a film with a long piece of black leader; if they don't see happiness in the picture, at least they'll see the black.

-- Chris Marker

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The inky gloaming leeched into the edges of the evening as I walked up past vine covered fences and Spanish moss. Cracks in the sidewalk increased and decreased. Sewers jutted out in places. I drifted aimlessly past wrought iron fences.

Just as the darkness seemed to slowly soak the night, the twinges of aura nipped at the corners of my vision. I dreaded what would come next: lightning storms in my eyes and then in my brain.

The pale yellow pain of exhaustion crept in as well. I walked past a walled cemetery with its old cracked crypts thinking that it was well past the witching hour so I was probably safe of scavengers.

I had slept little since the headaches began. My medicines weren?t working.

For once I had dozed off early and felt optimistic about sleeping a full night. But instead I awoke to darkness and those first twinges of pain at the corners of my being. The clock said it was after three?that hour when everything seems like a fuzzy blur. Everyone is dreaming or should be.

Workers look sickly hiding out in all-night restaurants and cafes. Uptown bars have cleared out.

I couldn?t take the pain anymore so I decided to make a move. In my hand, I help a crumpled glossy card for an ivy-covered teahouse with a residential address in Uptown New Orleans.

I had thrown on some jeans and boots and headed out for what an acquaintance had insisted would be an alternate cure for my migraines.

As I drifted quickly past a dilapidated house I winced at the bright lights beaming from it through hanging shutters. The pains were coming soon. But only a few more blocks needed. I started wondering how long it would take to kick in.

As I stumbled around a corner, the block got darker. I could see the dark shadows of wisteria lit by the moon. The first of the flashes hit like a lightning bolt across my vision. But unlike a lightning bolt, the aura sat in my vision refusing to abate.

I sped up as the flash held itself in my eye changing colors and refusing to move.

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{Discussion} Understanding the Templaric Witch Dark Sable; the Moth.

Understanding the Templaric Witch Dark Sable; the Moth.

Multiple Identities

Dark Sable’s real name is Leonora Djuric, but she is known by many other legal names, including, Leonora Delgado and Leonora Contreras.

She is also known to use the name Gloria Contreras.

Another popular name for her is her 'art-name', which is Sasha Suave. This is the name she uses for her artistic endeavors and feminist modeling.

She is regarded as a beautiful art model of liberal feminist galleries and as an Alchemic Mind Witch.

However, she is officially categorized as a Sorginak Witch.

This is basically the title for a Basque Spanish witch, which Dark Sable embodies whole-heartedly.

She is the younger sister to Warlock Dark Riddle and also his Cultic-Wife.

She is also the mother to Wikkani high priestess Farina Djuric.

Birth Rites

She was born in Chicago in Mount Sinai hospital on November 5th in 1975, during a Solstice blood-moon. She shares the same birthday date as her 5 year-older brother, because her mother the infamous witch Phantasma Djuric recklessly induced her birth two weeks earlier to purposely fall on that date. This premature birth might also have added to her immature sexual formation.

Sable was born with a preplanned mission by her mother – this was to continue her feminist witchcraft and to mediate for her species, to bond and breed with her older brother (yes, she was born to become incestuous) and to rule and act as grand mediator to all of the Wikkani, Templar, Rosicrucian, Beldorian and Sylvan covens.

Photo submitted by Suzy Tamarind_art of Dark Sable by her brother Riddle.---(Legal Photo Disclaimer: The photos and art posted here are taken from the Internet Public Domain and Google Images. They are submitted by fans and strangers and are used solely for dramatization. They may not actually be the people, places, and things they are referred to. If there is a complaint regarding any permission of photos or art here, inbox me and I will promptly delete them.)

Amazingly, she seems to have achieved all of this with pride, fervor and excellence.

However as an Intersex NIO Orchid, she failed in being able to reproduce more of her kind, as she was unable to mother children, due to her being born with the genetic defect of having no functional sexual organs.

This however did not stop

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Booking WWE's original Universal title plans after Wrestlemania 36

In case you didn't know, WWE planned for The Fiend to hold the Universal title for 6 month all the way to Wrestlemania 36 only to lose it to Reigns. Reigns would hold it until Summerslam....before losing it to Corbin....who would get cashed in on by Otis. Now for the sake of common sense we're going to use my old booking so Corbin already had a world title reign and he seems at least somewhat legit..

https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasybooking/comments/fqzsu8/what_if_baron_corbin_succesfully_cashed_in_money/

This is the link to the leak...

https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/rumor-canceled-plans-storyline-involving-the-fiend-roman-reigns-otis-king-corbin-reported

This saw Corbin win the WWE title upon his cash in and hold the IC title as Raw GM. He generates monster heat, but with success to match. This makes him a decent threat, and it increases the length of The Fiend's title reign by 2 months allowing him to rebuild up his character after a loss. Now, let's try to make sense of this booking...

Wrestlemania 36: Roman Reigns def. The Fiend(c) via pinfall

I actually sort of prefer what happened in real life because it gave The Fiend three world title reigns and a Wrestlemania win. But these are WWE's leaked bookings, and not mine. So Reigns will use 4 spears and kick out of two Sister Abigail's to win. Post match he'll be standing behind a celebrating Reigns just like his match vs Goldberg, before disappearing. Let's just move on from this.

So the plan is, Reigns will get a solid run. Well, let's give that to him...

Money in the Bank 2020: Roman Reigns(c) def. Braun Strowman via pinfall

Reigns matches up with Strowman for his first title defense, and from there just to give The Fiend a story, I would have Strowman and Wyatt's feud play out as it did. Reigns will defend his title here in a 15 minute bout after a third spear.

Otis wins MITB, but we already know that...

Backlash 2020: Roman Reigns(c) def. John Morrison via pinfall

I would give Morrison a shot at the Universal title in a singles match, because he deserves it. He'll hit a Starship Pain and a top rope Spanish Fly for near falls, but a mid air Spear will end Morrison's efforts.

***Extreme Rules 2020: R

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Rifftrax Deal Of The Week Buyer's Guide: Supersonic Man

A hero from space collides with a dub of Cameron Mitchell in the ear wormiest Rifftrax release since The Apple in Supersonic Man! An alien voiceover sends Kronos to Earth, hoping to stop Mitchell's Dr. Gulik from co-opting a new energy technology and turning it into a death ray that will shake the galaxy apart. To do so, Kronos takes on the dual identities of Paul, mustaches horndog, and Supersonic Man, a hero capable of burning through screen time. This Spanish superherosploitation movie is a real marvel of cheese, in more ways than one. It features surprisingly high and surprisingly low production values, making it look like Mitchell has a real army's worth of morons, and giving him realistic enough looking tech stuff, while at the same time pulling an embarrassingly fake Caterpillar gag to try and make Supersonic look tough. It has a large helping of comedy drunks, about 400 lectures on evil science-related topics from Mitchell, or his VO actor, or whatever, and more than a little creepy male-female interaction. But all of it pales in comparison to the Supersonic Man theme, which is easily one of the most unpleasant things you'll be listening to in the two weeks around when you watch this riff. IMDB says it is meant to be a style copy of the John Williams Superman theme, and I can kind of see that, but even at his most brazen, brass blaring worst, Williams would never have fallen this low. This simple, repeated song takes up a huge portion of the opening, and repeats a few more times throughout, in frustrating fashion. And good news, the audio track from this print is a bit warped, so the music will warp too. Because you want to hear the most annoying song you know on a cassette that's been eaten by the stereo 4 times, but hasn't been completely ruined yet.

Speaking of things that aren't completely ruined (yeah, that's a professional author style segue right there) this is a pretty good riff. Any time Cameron Mitchell, one of the Great Saints of Rifftrax, pops up in a film, the guys are going to have material, and as Mitchell's character is arguably the most interesting in the movie, there's plenty to work with. Supersonic's decidedly mundane superhero work is great riff fodder too, as are the attempts of his human form Paul to Kirk up the daughter of a kidnapped scientist. My choice for best riffs, though, go to a few of their jabs at the comedy drunk, maybe just because I miss seeing the comedy drunk in films these days. It is probably worth noting

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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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The Eminem review- episode 9: Kamikaze

To say that Eminem faced a bit of a critical beating after Revival is a giant understatement. While revival did do well moneywise, after all it’s Eminem, his numbers would always be great. critics-wise, well people were not happy with it. And then literally halfway into 2018, Eminem took part in 2 completely unrelated songs. The first song was a remix for Chloraseptic which featured 2 Chainz on it and phresher actually doing a verse. Then the next was a feature on Royce da 5’9’s album book of Ryan, which had the song caterpillar that Eminem was featured on. The reaction from both of them was joy in hearing a more angrier and fired up Eminem on both of songs. And everybody was simply asking why this Eminem wasn’t on revival. What they didn’t know was those two songs would become the trailer to the movie that was kamikaze. An album of Eminem simply attacking his critics of revival a.k.a. the current hip-hop community as well as the rip apart of mumble rap. God i hate mumble rap.Honestly that was something we would never think wed hear.

I mentioned in my MMLP 2 review how I loved seeing Eminem take risks and on kamikaze the album , Eminem takes the biggest risk of them all. He put the album out with no promotion, no lead single or anything like that. Literally he tweeted out “hey my new album kamikaze is out.” That’s a risk. Eminem pulling an Avenged Sevenfold and releasing an album out of nowhere. Marshall’s reasoning behind it was that he didn’t want people to go into it with a set of expectations or guidelines. As he felt that that was one of the reasons why people ripped apart revival was that people started hating on it right when the tracklist came out. Which i have to say is unfair to judge a whole album based off its song titles. And yeah fair enough. That is always the danger of hype with any kind. That if you give people enough time to be hyped up for something they’ll start making their own checklist and if it doesnt abide by it , theyll hate it instead of going into something with an open mind. Look at the Star Wars movies for instance. so making an album with no hype but just an open mind was the right call to make. Kamikaze is also the shortest eminem album running at 46 minutes which beats slim shady lp which ran at 58 mins.

The cover is obviously an homage to the classic beastie boys cover “ license to ill” which we know how theyve been an influence on eminem. What makes it stand out are the designs on the Jet. You’ve got markers on it that

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[CONFLICT]Operation: Overkill

Any deployment that local commanders deem unnecessary or excessive for their mission will be held in reserve. Anything, not explicitly made public, is to remain as hidden as possible for as long as possible

Tactical Listening

[Inspiring Graphic](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Brazil_(1889%E2%80%931960).svg)

The goal of all military high commands of Bolsonaro presidencies throughout the years has been the total and permanent destruction of Venezuela, this is simultaneously made easier and harder due to complete infection and lack of humanity of the Venezuelan populace. It is made easier due to removing any worry about killing civilians, as there are no civilians, or unintentional violations of human rights, as there are no human rights but more difficult due to the knowledge that every single infected must be killed and will fight as hard as they can in defense of the virus. If even a single chipped vessel is left intact it could cause an entirely new infection. All Reserves have already begun to be activated

#Preliminary Ops

Radio Activity

On top of existing planned radio transmissions planned to disrupt enemy communications additional broadcasts will be made. These broadcasts will serve both to strengthen the resolve of the Brazilian people and to encourage the Venezuelan people to lay down their arms, if they have the ability to do that. Sir David Attenborough, long time resident of Brazil will read down a list of the crimes of Maduro, Putin, the Union State, and the Unity. Hopefully hearing them one after another will emphasize the magnitude of the inhumanity of socialism and the technoplague. He will also announce the full texts of the various UN resolutions condemning the Unity along with notable anti-Unity statements by countless world leaders. All these statements will alternate between being read in Spanish and Portuguese.

Along with these statements, notable Brazilian politicians and famous wrestlers Jair, Eduardo, and Renan Bolsonaro and their famous opponents Barrack Obama and Fernando Haddad and leader of the leftist movement in Brazil, Joseph Safra, will make statements on the need to chokeslam the Unity straig

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[H] Only 48h: Free game for each purchase +250 Steam Games [W] Paypal (from 0.75$ each)

Only 48H! One free game of your choice for each purchase (only first list games)

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[H] 650+ steam keys [W] Wishlist games (30+)

Looking to trade games of equivalent isthereanydeal.com value. Will trade multiple either way.

Not accepting offers for games not requested at the bottom of this post at this time, sorry.

Edits: H/W list up to date post 1 transaction in this thread (10/29) H/W list up to date post 2 transactions in this thread (11/3) - 619 games left!!

[Have] (mostly steam keys, please check platform beside title)

  • 10000000 | Steam
  • 1001 Spikes | Steam
  • 11-11 Memories Retold | Steam
  • 11-11 Memories Retold | Steam
  • 12 is Better Than 6 | Steam
  • 140 | Steam
  • 2x Overwatch Loot Boxes | Blizzard
  • 60 Parsecs! | Steam
  • 80 Days | Steam
  • 911 Operator - Special Resources DLC | Steam
  • >observer_ | Steam
  • A Boy and His Blob | Steam
  • A Short Hike | Steam
  • A Story About My Uncle | Steam
  • ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-in-1 Pack | Steam
  • ARMA Gold Edition | Steam
  • ARMA: Cold War Assault | Steam
  • ARMA: Cold War Assault | Steam
  • Aaero | Steam
  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition | Steam
  • Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders | Steam
  • Almost There: The Platformer | Steam
  • Alone With You | Steam
  • Anna's Quest | Steam
  • Anomaly 2 | Steam
  • Apotheon | Steam
  • Arma 2 | Steam
  • Arma Tactics | Steam
  • Arma Tactics | Steam
  • Arma: Gold Edition | Steam
  • Arma: Gold Edition | Steam
  • Armada 2526 Gold Edition | Steam
  • Armoured Warfare E3 Pack | Armoured Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed® Chronicles China | Uplay
  • Assassin's Creed® Chronicles India | Uplay
  • Assassin's Creed® Chronicles Russia | Uplay
  • Assassin's Creed® Origins | Uplay
  • Assassin's Creed® | Uplay
  • Attractio | Steam
  • Avernum 3: Ruined World | Steam
  • BADLAND: Game of the Year Humble Deluxe Edition | Steam
  • BASEBALL STARS 2 | Steam
  • BATTLETECH - Flashpoint | Steam
  • BATTLETECH - Shadow Hawk Pack | Steam
  • BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien | Steam
  • BLACKHOLE | Steam
  • Back to Bed | Steam
  • Back to the Future: The Game | Steam
  • Bastion | Steam
  • Batman Arkham Origins | Steam
  • Battle Islands Commanders - E3 Exclusive Crate | Steam
  • Battlerite DLC: YogYog Bear Mount | Steam
  • Beat Cop | Steam
  • Beholder | Steam
  • Beholder | Steam
  • BiT Evolution | Steam
  • Big Pharma | Steam
  • Binary Domain | Steam
  • Bionic Commando | Steam
  • Bionic Commando | Steam
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed | Steam
  • Blade & Soul Shadow Guard Bundle | NCSoft
  • Blade & Soul Yogscast Pack | Blade + Soul
  • Bleed 2 | Steam
  • Bohemian Killing - Original Soundtrack and Artbooks DLC | Steam
  • Bone - Episode 1 & E
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[Multiple] Just discovered this community – here's my big list of untranslateable words & expressions I've been collecting over 5 years of travel and living abroad!

I was so happy to discover this community! I discovered my interest in untranslatable words when I visited Germany and learned about German's abundance of beautiful compound words, and since then I've been asking non-English speakers I meet to share words or phrases that there are no English equivalents for. Here's my list, apologies for the poor formatting and possible duplicates!

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Zielwasser - “water that helps you aim” = alcohol

Egal wie dicht du bist, Goethe var dichter - “no matter how drunk you are, Goethe was drunker/a poet”

Das leben ist kein ponyhof - “life is not a pony ride” - life’s not easy

Innerer Schweinehund - the devil on your shoulder

Arschgeige - “ass violin” - a heavy insult

“Ich fress einen Besen” - “I will devour a broom” - I am surprised

Erker - oriel/bay window

Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klatsche - “two flies with one flyswatter” the equivalent of two birds with one stone

Treulose Tomate - “faithless tomato” a person who is bad at keeping appointments

Lebensabschnittsgefährte - “life section partner” - a romantic connection who is just for a certain period of your life

Achtsamkeit - mindfulness

Verdauungsspaziergang - “digestion walk” a walk to help you digest

Schnappsidee - an idea that sounds great when you’re drunk

Sitzfleisch (sitting meat) - a character trait of endurance and fortitude

Treppenwitz (stairs joke) - the smart line or comeback that appears to you after the conversation is over

Lebensmüde (life tired) - a very strong gloomy feeling that nothing will ever work out, an occasional longing to give up on existence

Mumpitz - a nice way of saying bullshit (old fashioned way of saying it)

Nachäffen — the mocking tone you use to make fun of something someone says

Hoch die Hände, Wochenende! - “hold your hands up, it’s the weekend” - work’s done, time to have fun

Sturmfrei: “storm free” when you’re home alone and your parents are gone and you invite friends over

"Sticks to your heart" - you really like it

Feierabend — “celebratory evening” when you finish work

Durch die Blume sagen - "saying it through the flower" saying something in a polite and friendly and inoffensive way so as not to hurt someone's feeling

Tüddeln - the way you play with a young child or animal, "who's a good boy"

Necken - a playful, flirty teasing

Moin moin (Hamburg) - "hi"

Trostpflaster - "consoling plaster," someone or something that's used

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Basilisk Books' Best of 2019! My personal favorite new releases in the past year.

This post and others can be found on my book review blog, Black Forest Basilisks. The original post's content has been reformatted here for reddit in full.

Well, it's that time of year, isn't it? Time for all the Best Of and Top Ten lists to begin poking their heads out to herald in not just a new year, but a new decade. 2019 was one hell of a busy one for me, having started with a move across the country and some quite major changes in my personal life since then. Things are looking up, and I've met some wonderful new people who I hope will continue to be major parts of my life! It's been one for the books, if you will.

In very happy news, my blog was also nominated for the r/Fantasy Stabby Award! Unfortunately, I'm not eligible as I'm, y'know, a moderator here and one of the ones running the award. There's a very slight conflict of interest given that, so I've had to gracefully bow out of the running. That said, I strongly encourage everyone to go vote on the nominees!

This year, I was more than a little spoiled for good books and stories. There were very few new releases that I didn't at least enjoy reading this year. Here are some of the new books released in 2019 that stood out most to me during my reading.

BEST DEBUT NOVELS

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

"She writes a door of blood and silver. The door opens just for her."

Of all the books I read this year, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is the one that I think will stick with me the most. This book worked for me, completely and utterly. This novel touched my heart, and I loved it unabashedly. Alix E. Harrow filled me with a wistful nostalgia for a past I never had, for people I never met, and hope for a future filled with stories I'll never read.

January Scaller is a young girl growing up in the early 1900s. She’s leashed and tamed by a man who thinks of her as just another curio in his collection – but when her father goes missing, she’s forced to confront both her abilities and her past. This is a coming of age novel, a novel about exploring both this world and others, and a novel about lost souls seeking one another out through the ten thousand Doors between worlds.

[My Review](http://blackforestbasilisks.home.blog/2019/04/20/the-ten-thousand-d

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Can someone help me with my AP Lit homework analyzing this classic text?

Mama Ru was right when she said "This is the beginning of the rest of your life"
Serena ChaCha the Drag Scholar is back
Because I've had it, officially

Repping the Latinas, I can barely speak-a Spanish
ChaCharinas got the cool to make your edges vanish
My wigs ruveal what the character lacks
So sit down, get a pedi while I pull up the facts

Step 1: girl, you better get up and go go
The green don't come if you're moving slow
Step 2: don't listen to what haters say
Just focus on your dreams and you'll pave the way
Cause they call me the wig boss, dripping in sauce
Check my gloss in the mirror cause I'm Diana Ross
Wanna be like me, cause I'm kinda freaky
Just listen closely to number three
Step 3: doesn't matter what you think you know
Cause every opportunity is a chance to grow
Step 4: ain't no problem that you cannot mend
So forgive and forget a man

ChaCha your hair (Tu pelo)
ChaCha your look (???)
ChaCha your life (Hermana)
I'll ChaCha your life (Si ???)
ChaCha your hair (El pelo)
ChaCha your look (???)
ChaCha your life (Tu vida)
I'll ChaCha your life (Hermana)

Hermana mira este pelo te queda de escandalo por supuesto con los pelos de Serena ChaCha

Ever since I was a young queen on the scene
I be slaying these bitches like I'm the queen
I be laying these bitches like mattresses
And winning them awards like actresses
Because I'm humble, pretty
Chicas wanna be me
Haters blockers on
Tunnel vision, can't see me

Get ready for your close up
The new you's all grown up
And [incomprehensible]
But the boys be blowing up
Now spread your wings and fly high
Like caterpillars to butterflies
My next step of advice
Is don't let them see sweat

ChaCha your hair
ChaCha your look
ChaCha your life
I'll ChaCha your life (ChaCha your life)
ChaCha your hair (ChaCha your ???)
ChaCha your look (ChaCha your ???)
ChaCha your life (ChaCha everything, mira)
I'll ChaCha your life

Te dice que eres bella hermana pareces una estrella seis personas por siempre como "Drag Race" es por siempre

The reverse is dedicated to the masses
To be smart you don't gotta wear glasses
You just got to believe in yourself
Take a look at how you perceive in yourself
Spread love, spread the word of what you've just heard
Cause if you don't, you'll be so absurd
Knowledge is a gift, so pass it on, boo
And if you don't, the joke is on you

Now you the wi

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Part 44.

Here I am again.

6988.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember rainbow contrails not being a thing?

https://www.airlineratings.com/videos/gorgeous-rainbow-contrail-video/

6989.(New species.)Have you heard of the pelican eel?(Comet moth, sea angel, Spanish dance fish, albino pink bellies side neck, vulturine guineafowl, fish hook ant, unnamed "troll" animal, more weird blue and green and black colored reptiles, marine iguanas, more weird colored parrot fish, lots of weird bat fish, lumpsucker, Latvia blue cows, Amazon milk frog, saddleback caterpillar, alligator lizard, blue mushrooms, horseshoe crabs looking really different, pink elephants and hippos, piranhas in lakes and rivers in UK, more safaris in the US, flying dragon lizard, ghost trees can now have color, pink sharks now exist, white-throated rail comes back from extinction, tiny dinosaur with bat-like wings found in China, Dephinus Delphis Dolphin.)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican_eel

6990.(New species.)Have you heard of the floating feather star?(Giant Buddha statue carved into stone mountain in China, Ushiku Daibutsu in Ibaraki, Japan, Statue of Jesus Christ in Lisbon, giant Genghis Khan statue in Mongolia, bears that have snouts for sucking up insects, basket weave trees, cheetah lizard, Mandarin duck, mammoth donkey, common moths and caterpillars looking more and more detailed, giant Aboriginal statues in northern Australia, bees trained to sniff out bombs, daisies with pink or purple on the back, and 4, 2, 5, 6, 10, 21 and many other weirdly numbered leaf clovers now existing.)(Anything else off with clovers?)

https://www.leisurepro.com/blog/explore-the-blue/5-fun-facts-feather-stars/

6991.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the N in Netflix not being cut ever?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix

6992.(Shoe name change.)Lugs/Lugz

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugz

6993.(Water Logo change.)Do you remember Évian being blue instead of red?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Évian

6994.(Fictional Character name change.)General Khala/General Kala

https://flashgordon.fandom.com/wiki/General_Kala

6995.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember rhodium not being a thing?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodium

6996.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Geese tongues and more birds with teeth, mollified man, human genes put into monkeys, sea lions have manes and other weird appearance changes, more reverse hea

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The Child and His Mother Chapter 1

ON THE MESA

I. THE CHILD AND HIS MOTHER.

The child was conceived in manner not unlike his own mother. It was violent and drunken—clouded by uncertainty and shame. The skinny legged and redhaired girl who bore the boy never wanted it in the first place, but if she had, she would have wanted better.

The child’s mother—called Abby Jo—was the second five girls who fled with their eye-patched mother to a dilapidated neighborhood outside of Philadelphia. Life with the father had been mostly good and peaceful, but there were also times when he broke windows or used chairs to corner their mother and beat her, and there were times when he pinned her wrists to the kitchen floor of that double-wide trailer in Georgia and took her pants off right in front of the little girls and made their mother scream and cry for him to,
“STOP!” which he never did, at least not when it got to that.

On a Wednesday night after the girls spent the afternoon jumping rope and tumbling and singing songs in the grass behind the trailer and no less than five hours after the refinery plant let off work for the day, his chevy pulled into the driveway. There was an awful sound of metal on metal and a terrifying pop that came from his car scraping across something in the driveway and finally ripping off his bumper, left rocking and clanging in the dirt.

Then, he stumbled up the small steps, fell into the living room through the screen door and let it slam behind him. For some reason—though Abby Jo would never understand why or how she knew to get up—Abby Jo watched alone in the living room as her father stood over her mother, who was sitting at the kitchen table quietly smoking and wiping her eyes. She had an empty wine glass in her hand. The man took it from her. He broke it and shoved the jagged stem of the glass into the side of his wife’s face. she fell to the floor.

The tiny girl, Abby Jo, bounced as she hurried across the floor in her pajamas and knelt over her mother. Thick pools of hot black blood spread across the floor behind her mother’s head, and it looked as if there were a piece of cracked, hard-boiled egg stuck to her eyelid, and when the small girl looked up at her father, he stood grinning and swaying and steadying himself with his hand against the wall.

Abby Jo ran to the neighbor’s house and screamed for them to call for help, which they did. It would be okay, she found out. Her mother would live, but her father was taken away in handcuffs as she and

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