TIFU by lying on my resume and getting caught red handed mid-interview for a job I was already vastly underqualified for

Obligatory did not happen today. Actually happened maybe 7 years ago but the pain is still so raw. It’s like the memory is literally burned into my conscious as a reminder that no matter how bad things are, at least it’s not as bad as the day I literally let down every single person I knew and respected all at once.

When I was like 20-21, I had just graduated with a sparkling world of possibility as a sportscaster and I had somehow managed to create a position for myself with a team in a Professional Sports Franchise (PSF) farm system doing fluff pieces for the Jumbotron and their YouTube channel with a giant shitty camera from like 1982 and a shitty video editing software that I’m sure 12 year olds now use to live stream themselves opening boxes or whatever it is they do these days.

Now I am and have always been more of an analytical thinker and my interest/aim in all of this was more so related to the actual analysis and advanced statistical posturing of amateur players. Not the creative aspect of video editing and cutting footage.

So anyway, in the process of working this job where the big focus was being on camera and talking about things that were so shallow and outside of my comfort zone but also actual production work cutting and editing footage, I met the Director of Scouting of the parent PSF team and began talking to him in between periods when I’d bring them the period summary stat packets. I was a big fan of his growing up and I definitely did not hide that well. But thankfully, he found it funny and allowed me to linger.

Now I can be a pretty chatty person so of course I used every second I had with him to my advantage and would force myself into his/the other scouts conversations. Eventually, he actually welcomed my input when it became clear that I had a deep interest in statistics and at the time, the league was first moving towards accepting it more for its predictive value.

So anyway, we ended up building a good repertoire but about 2/3 of the way into the season, he was called back to the parent team to take over as interim GM. There were some big shit going down and a lot of “reorganization.”

So I of course try to take advantage of the situation, and ask him if I can use him as a reference for some on-camera gigs I was applying for. One of these gigs was at a huge national network— small on-camera role but big on production. But it’s a way in right? So I call him like he has nothing better to do as the new general fucking ma

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Heaven's Feel Movie Material Interview with Nasu

This interview is include in the Movie Material chinese fanpage somehow got their hand on it before it officially come out tomorrow. There are 18 questions in it, some of it are jokes, some are loreheavy.

1/ If Rider is absorbed by Sakura, will she turn into monster form?

  • N (Nasu): I think Medusa will not let herself turned, so only just blackened by the mud. She will get stronger, but not turn into snake or monster. In myth, Gorgon turn into hero killer come from her will, she lost herself and then turn into a human- eating monster.
  • T (Takeuchi): In short, she just Medusa Alter at FGO Prologue.

2/ Claudia and Kirei used to lived together for 2 years. What is their life?

  • N: a married couple treat themselve like guess, they talks a few time a day. Kirei told her what happen in the Holy Churd while Claudia listening in satisfied.
  • T: she like a holy maiden, their child must be an angel.
  • N: of course

3/ Shirou's Nine Lives Blade Work can defeat blakened Berserker while Archer -who stronger than Shirou- can not in other timeline. Is it because Berserker is nerf here? -N: Blackened Berserker lost his mind and his fighting ability. If it is normal Berserker, he can counter it by his skill, even Nine Lives -T: so that mean Shirou is lucky at that moment? -N: very lucky, because Archer arsenal show that he can do it in that state.

4/ For what reason the three family can join together? -N: Nakiri want to erase evil of humanity, Tohsaka interested in western magic and agree with Nakiri' idea, Einzbern also want to erase evil of humanity and reappear the Thirt Magic. Their assemble are from ultimate ideas.

  • T: where they meet? Magic Association?
  • N: Nakiri meet each of them first. The Einzbern is not in touch with the Association and the Tohsaka is not have enought condition to joint.

5/ What is Zelretch' work?

  • N: he make sure that any ritual relate to "Magic" is legal and intervent it if needed. Also the Association still not realize that these rituals is "for humanity", so it need to prove that "these ritual is justified?". Also if magic circus of Justeaze go uncontrol to the Root, he will deal with it himself. Zelretch is the only one Magic user on human' side and always take care of them.

6/ In HF, Angra Manju mentioned is All Evil of Humanity, is it the same with that Evil of Humanity Gilgamesh mention in UBW? If he is born, will Grand Servant summoned?

  • N: Necessary Evil born from a teen used as sacrified, so when AM used Holy Grail to gain
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Asked my crush out and she said yes!

Been talking to a girl for a bit, we’ve done a few things together, but I never explicitly asked her out. Today I decided I would just bite the bullet and get it over with, because I would rather have an answer than live my life with a “what if” and She said yes! We have plans for her to come over and I’m gonna cook her dinner and watch a movie. I’m super pumped, I’ve been out of the dating game for a while, and thought she was out of my league, but I guess I just sell myself short. Anyways ladies and gents, I just needed people to express my excitement to! And take it from me, if you want someone, go out and shoot your shot, because who knows.

Anyways have a great day y’all, I’ll just be over here on cloud nine.

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[OT] Two years ago I responded to a prompt “You're a powerful dragon that lived next to a small kingdom. ... As the kingdom fell to invaders, a dying soldier approaches you with the infant princess, begging you to take care of her. Today, the Dragon’s Scion book 1, Dragonflame, is a published novel!

Hello everyone!

To repeat what the title said, (and get the full prompt, since it wouldn’t quite fit), two years ago I responded to this prompt:

[WP] You're a powerful dragon that lived next to a small kingdom. For centuries you ignored humanity and lived alone in a cave, and the humans also avoided you. As the kingdom fell to invaders, a dying soldier approaches you with the infant princess, begging you to take care of her

Well, I took that idea and decided the “invaders” weren’t of the “Across the mountain” kind and instead were the “from another world time,” and thus was born The Dragon’s Scion, a trilogy of books dealing with the the dragon-raised and empowered princess’s war against the alien invaders. Book one, Dragonflame, is out now, with more to follow in the coming months! Read the blurb below!

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Tythel thought growing up under the wings of the last dragon, Karjon the Magnificent, would be the most unusual part of her life. It was only the beginning.

Finally, she’s come of age to begin her transformation into a half dragon. But just as the ritual completes, a steel ship bursts from the clouds, killing the dragon and tearing her world asunder.

The attack leaves Tythel alone and on the run from the alien invaders. The same ones that conquered her world and killed her parents sixteen years ago. The rightful heir to the throne and the last draconic being, Tythel must use every tool at her disposal to survive and teach the aliens a lesson forged in flame.

They should have let sleeping dragons lie.

Dragonflame is an epic science-fantasy adventure.

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FAQ

Audiobook/Print Copy?

Print Copy is coming soon. For audiobook, nothing yet announced, but I’ll update if there is one!

Is this science fiction or fantasy?

Both, but in a different direction. Most science fantasy deals with science fiction tech and space wizards, and while I love me my space wizards, this goes the other way - the technology is powered by magic, the aliens use their own magic that isn’t just Sufficiently Advanced Technology, and the entire story takes place on a single fantasy world that the aliens invaded.

Length?

Dragonflame clocks in at just about 95k words, which makes it about 300 pages in print.

Elves and Dwarves?

Not exactly. There are the Sylvani and the Underfolk. Sylvani are woods-dwelling people, but they also ha

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[Eurovision] The story of Salvador Sobral: Music, fireworks, and how to get an entire fandom to hate you in the span of 20 seconds.

Sorry for the delay, guys, I had kind of a rough month. We're moving away from Spain, but not that much, just crossing a border to Portugal. I don't know enough about the Portuguese history in Eurovision, so there won't be a post series about them, just this one.

The usual glossary for people who are not up to speed on what Eurovision is:

  • Eurovision: The Gay Olympics An international music contest in which most countries in Europe and some not in Europe take part.
  • EBU: European Broadcasting Union, an international body made by many national broadcasters that organizes Eurovision and sets its rules.
  • RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the national broadcasters that represents Portugal at Eurovision.
  • Juries: Panels of alleged music experts who vote, both in Eurovision and in national finals.
  • Televote: Vote by the public, usually done by phone/SMS and in some cases by internet, both in Eurovision and in national finals.
  • National final: A televised show in which a national broadcaster selects their representative, usually with vote by the public.
  • Internal selection: When a national broadcaster doesn't hold a national final, an instead appoints an artist to represent them.

Act Zero: A Brief History of Portugal

For most of its history, Portugal was one of the biggest underachievers in Eurovision. From their debut in 1964 up to an including 2016, they had placed last three times and two of them were getting absolutely no points. They reached the top 10 in nine out of 48 participations and they have reached the top 5 exactly never. Their best placing was sixth in 1996 (By the way, that was Lucía Moniz and you've probably seen her before.)

The only worse performing country overall would probably be Finland (Also having six as their best placement but with eight times finishing last including three of them with no points) until they won in 2006. Meanwhile, Portugal didn't even make the final four consecutive times from 2004 to 2007, and then again from 2011 to 2015.

There is a very simple reason to explain this underperformance, particularly in the last couple decades: Portugal doesn't really care that much about how they place in Eurovision.

Unlike countries like Sweden, Russia or Azerbaijan, who take pride in good placements and shame in bad results, whenever Portugal does badly they shrug and move on

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Names in this game are a funny story for me

FF7 was a weird game for me growing up. I instantly fell in love with the game from its very opening and all its Lego people, and I stayed for everything else. But something clicked for me when I was introduced to Tifa for the first time. It was then when I realized I also shared something with Cloud. Being a bilingual (polyglot by this point), I get to have multiple names, and I just happen to share my real names with both these characters. Now, it's not an exact match. I'd never heard anyone call me "Cloud" or "Tifa", but it was such a funny coincidence that I would share names with not just one but two characters in my favorite game.

It was at that moment that I knew, I was their love child from an alternate dimension. And this was when I was still 5 and I was just watching my brother play the game for the first time. I had no idea that these two would become the canon pair. I'm glad they did, though, or I probably wouldn't exist! :D

[insert joke about how my timeline isn't the canon one for a reason]

Anyway, I've always been fascinated by names of characters in fiction. Never was that dedicated to studying English or literature, but at least I really appreciated the thought that authors and developers would put into naming characters. Though the name puns in a lot of early Japanese RPGs are quite on the nose sometimes, that just made them even funnier to me. (Eventually, I would dig into other games with even dumber name puns like those in the Ace Attorney series...)

But for the silliest reasons, my first impression of "Sephiroth" was mixed reception. I mean, I was a silly li'l kid who didn't understand what was the meaning behind it. I just didn't like how long it was. Like, I was okay with "Vincent" since it's such a common name, but names with NINE whole letters felt like he was trying too hard or something. I mean, it was the MAX length of names that I could input onscreen! I legit thought, with my stupid kid brain, that he was named that way because his sword and hair were long.

Yeah, I thought "Sephiroth" was stupid, but "Cloud" was a-ok. Now that I'm older, I know for a fact that they're both stupid.

[Disclaimer: I do not hold any contempt for names of nine letters or longer. This was a very localized attack on a specific character for very petty reasons. Being named after something in the Kabbalah is pretty sick, ngl.]

Also, thanks to Final Fantasy, anytime I see someone with the name "Sid" or "Syd", I feel a gutteral punch as if t

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I swallow death.

I was in high school. Fifteen, tenth grade, oblivious, totally unaware of the curse that had been bestowed upon me.

I remember very clearly where it first happened. I was at home, watching the news, and then I saw it: Paul Newman had died. I didn’t read the newspaper, I didn’t have a phone back in 2008 (unless you count a crappy call-and-text-only Nokia), so it was the first I’d heard of it.

Have you ever felt like your throat swells up when you cry? Have you ever choked, even momentarily? Imagine those two things simultaneously, but somehow unlike either one. It was strange, it is strange, and I still find it difficult to describe outside loose analogy.

When I saw the story on TV, I started choking, or my throat swelled up, or an invisible demon wrapped an arm around my neck. Take your pick. At the time, I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me, but I wasn’t concerned because the sensation was painless and went away after a couple minutes, well before my mom called me to dinner and my father grumbled about work.

The next morning I woke up in real discomfort, this time edging into pain that I can only equate to bronchitis, that raw feeling you get in your throat from a virus spreading its clones inside your body.

I wanted to see the nurse at school. Since I was otherwise fine, my teacher didn’t believe me. So I went on my lunch break, of my own volition, evading teachers and hall monitors under the guise of a bathroom break.

The nurse didn’t know what I was sick with, only that I was definitely sick. She called my mom, and I was taken home for the day. Fortunately, my father worked, so he didn’t have to pick me up. That would not have gone down well.

My mom was the typical worry-filled, sympathetic parent, doting about my pain and asking what soup I wanted and if she could do anything else for me while I recovered.

As it was, my father berated me when he got back that day. “What’re you sick with?” he asked me point-blank, the moment he walked through the door and made his way up to my room.

“I don’t know, Dad,” I told him.

He grunted. “Well, you’re never sick. You’re not trying to skip school, are you?”

“No way!” I was not that kind of student and he knew it, but he loved accusing me whenever he could. “I have a quiz tomorrow, and the nurse said I should stay out until at least Thursday.”

He cocked his head, turned around, then turned back and looked at me with a sudden anger, the kind he reserved for a bad test score or, God forbid, a lunch

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Fantasy Next Top Model, Cycle 2 - Week 5 - Panel + Judges' Comments

Adut. Christina. Duckie. Freja. Imaan. Jac. Jourdan. Luna. Taylor. A final nine of epic proportions. One by one, they stride into the judging room, dressed head-to-toe in sleek, stylish attire. They understand, now, that a slamming photo won't be enough. They have to look, act, and speak like a model. Their attitude has to be professional. There's more to a successful career than talent.

The judging panel knows this better than most. At its head is Tyra Banks, today dressed in a slimming jumpsuit, her hair sleeked back into a classic bun. She is somehow smizing as she watches the models step into the room, assembling on the podium, which is more spacious than its ever been.

Somehow, this does nothing to calm the models' nerves.

"Welcome back to the judging room, my nifty nine!" says Tyra, a wide, almost deranged smile on her face.

"This week, we will make our fifth cut, which will help us on our way in deciding which one of you... will become the Fantasy Next Top Model.

Let me announce our prizes!

An international contract with IMG Models, as well as a contract with LA Models and Storm Model Management London.

Not one, not two, but three international covers and six-page spreads in Vogue Paris, Harper's Bazaar Australia and Elle US!

And a $100,000 dollar contract with Estee Lauder, a $50,000 deal with Dior Beauty and they will also be the face of Fantasy Cosmetics, my most recent business venture!"

A few of the models are shaking their heads. It still doesn't seem real.

"Now, before we move on to your photoshoot, let’s meet our judges!

The incomparable Paulina Porizkova, the face of the eighties and living legend.

Kelly Cutrone, fashion publicist and PR mogul.

André Leon Talley, former creative director and editor-at-large of US Vogue.

And there’s me, supermodel and Tyson Beckford finger-sucker, Tyra Banks.”

After a moment, Tyra takes her seat next to her fellow fashion experts.

“This week, you not only had to interview and showcase your personalities, but in the photoshoot, we let you have some fun as you all got primed to pose as pretty in pink!

I'm very excited to see how you did.

First up is… Freja. Now, you were in the bottom two last week."

"I was," admits Freja.

"Do you think you made up for it this week?" Tyra asks her shrewdly.

"Yes, I do.”

“Okay, well, let’s check out your interview first.”

Paulina: I did not expect your voice to sound like this. You truly are a chameleon. I like how you

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I Finally Found A Date To The Prom

“Sorry, Wade. I’ve already got a date.” Annabeth gave me an awkward smile and turned to quickly flee the empty hall, leaving me alone and forlorn at my locker. She was the fifth girl who turned me down for prom. I grabbed my books and headed off to my next class, bracing myself for the inevitable chastising I would receive for showing up late again.

When school finally ended, I returned home and went straight to my room. I logged into Facebook and started my daily ritual of browsing the profiles of my classmates, envying the digital evidence of the lives they got to live. My own profile was sparse, as I had no friends and no social life. The avatars and NPCs in the games I played were my only companions, but they weren’t my friends. Not like the relationships my classmates displayed on Facebook.

I searched through their pictures for hours, imagining what it would be like if I was there with them at the beach or the park or a house party. I saw myself laughing and goofing around with them, holding up a red Solo cup triumphantly or standing with my arms around the others at the edge of a lake. This consumed me for hours, but eventually I found a picture that made me cease my fantasies as I became curious about what I saw.

There was a picture on Annie Williams’ page that showed her and her friends sitting at their usual table in the cafeteria during lunch, but there was a girl with them that I didn’t recognize. She was beautiful - dark brown hair, a cute little nose, and soft, pale skin. But there was something in her light blue eyes that was incongruent with the smile plastered on her face. They looked sad. More than sad, really. I could see a crippling sense of hopelessness in her eyes. I recognized it as the same look I’ve often seen when I look in the mirror.

I moved the mouse cursor over her face and clicked on it, hoping Annie had tagged her in the picture so I could find out who she was. I racked my brain trying to recall if I’d seen her in the hallways or in one of my classes, but as far as I could remember, I’d never seen her before in my life. To my surprise, a name did pop up over the mystery girl: Gretchen Harlow. That was definitely not a name I’d ever heard. I clicked it and Facebook took me to her profile.

As soon as Gretchen’s page popped up on the screen, the website crashed, giving me a 404 error. Annoyed, I hit refresh, and the page returned. At the top was Gretchen’s profile picture, a shot of her sitting on a porch with her head turn

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Expectations for responses to opening messages

Hello r/datingoverthirty community!

You guys have been a major source of sanity for me in the pandemic, as I don't have many single friends who "get" what dating is like.

I have a question about initial responses. I use Bumble, and my opening message is always a question related to their profile, or a joke. Sometimes, men will respond to my question with a statement, and then that's it. There's no question back to me, even though I have a wicked good bio that gives a ton of things they could ask me about. While I'm sure that in some cases, this is due to a lack of interest on their part, in other cases I don't think that's true.

I'm wondering how I should respond to these guys. It is an absolute dealbreaker for me that any potential partner must be a curious soul who sees me as the super cool snowflake I am. Should I respond to their statement with more effort on my part? Or should I respond with a kinda passive aggressive statement like "Neat!"? Or should I just unmatch immediately? From time to time I'll stay matched with these guys, and eventually they'll actually put in effort into a response by reading my bio and asking me a question about it. It's still kind of a turnoff, though, because it's like, I shouldn't have to manipulate someone into behaving in a way that I find sexy and attractive, however, I get that maybe my standards are too high.

I also want to be clear that I am not looking for some kind of high-octane question. Like, I say on my bio I like movies. If I guy asks me what my favourite movie is I am immediately on cloud nine because I have matched with a goddamn unicorn. In the same vein, I also can't stand banal non-specific questions like "how was your day/night/weekend/quarantine". I want individualized questions that can lead to fun chats, not boring ass robot nonsense.

Am I being unreasonable for wanting/expecting creativity and some small amount of effort? Or should I continue unmatching left and right?

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Here is my language so far: Silamedion! It's a mix of English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, and other romance languages. THOUGHTS?

Silamedion!

RULES:

"eu" makes a yoo sound (beul = byool)

eno (a/an) is used for nouns begining with a consonant except "n" (eno pomó) and en (a/an) is used for nouns beginning with a vowel or "n" (en agotresokiv, en nob)

there is no noun gender (at least not for non-living things)

"ei" makes ay sound

NUMBERS

number = numér

to count = neumarir

counted = dineumarir

counting = neumaron

zero = zeró

one = eno

two = dóuz

three = tré

four = quatór

five = cenzio

six = sés

seven = setó

eight = eita

nine = neuv

ten = dein

eleven = enovoúl

twelve = dóuzvoúl

thirteen = trévoúl

fourteen = quatórvoúl

fifteen = cenziovoúl

sixteen = sésvoúl

seventeen = setóvoúl

eighteen = eitavoúl

nineteen = neuvoúl

twenty = veónt

twenty one = veónt-eno

thirty = trézónt

fourty = quarónt

fifty = cenziont

sixty = sésónt

sixty-nine = sésónt-neuv

seventy = setónt

eight = eitónt

ninety = neuvónt

hundred = centó

two hundred = dóuz-centó

thousand = thozánt

million = milón

billion = bilón

trillion = trilón

quadrillion = quadrilón

POSITION

position = poz

first = enopoz

second = douzpoz

third = trepoz

fourth = quatorpoz

fifth = cenziopoz

sixth = sespoz

seventh = setopoz

eighth = eitapoz

nineth = neuvpoz

tenth = deinpoz

THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

days of the week = dáœs ul seó sem

day = dáœ

week = sem

Monday = Miquodáœ

Tuesday = Duédáœ

Wednesday = Venzitodáœ

Thursday = Truzdáœ

Friday = Freizdáœ

Saturday = Diwæzicurdáœ

Sunday = Solldáœ

THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

months of the year = munitas ul seó yario

month = munita

year = yario

January = Januré

February = Faburé

March = Marzo

April = Aprill

May = Mayó

June = Jeun

July = Jeulai

August = Agoustó

September = Septombiró

October = Octobiró

November = Noveimbiró

December = Decembiró

COLORS

light = litto

blue = veulo

red = reda

green = jorem

pink = littoreda

orange (color) = narjana

yellow = yelo

black = nerj

white = blanc

purple = purpola

brown = brinœ

cyan = littoveulo

lime green = lemm jorem

color = colorío

PLANETS

Mercury = Mercuró

Venus = Venouza

Earth = Terro

Mars = Mars

Jupiter = Jupterr

Saturn = Zaturna

Uranus = Urénaso

Neptune = Neptunio

Pluto = Pluto

star = star

planet = planéto/planéta

fire = ilcenió

sun = soll

moon = lunaré

WEATHER

weather = wétaro

sunny = solleo

rainy = wadio

rain = wad

raining = wadion

snow = levi

snowing = levian

snowy = levia

cloud = nob

cloudy = nobio

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The Urban Legend of Rootsy: Part 1

With a reputation like mine, nobody’s going to believe a word I have to say, but I’m going to tell my story just the same. I was thirteen the first time I seen it. My little sister, Lucy, and I were having our big campout in Bolton’s woods. It was the kind of place children could lose whole summers to, swimming in the creek, climbing to the top of the trees to touch the clouds, trading baseball cards, and other less savory material…

The woods was safe as Mayberry; parents knew their kids were safe as houses there. But even still, everyone knew to be out of there before dark. There were rumors of a creature that stalked the grounds and was particularly fond of young, soft, flesh. But those were just boogiemen stories, right? I mean what area doesn’t have its own urban legend to keep the children in line?

Lucy, two years my junior, wanted to prove to me how brave she was. She was the one who planned everything out. She told her mom that she was going to be sleeping over at Mia’s house. Mia had her own phone line and a big sister who sounded old enough to cover when our mom called to check in. She also insisted on being in charge of packing all the previsions: two sleeping bags, snacks, dad’s Stinger flashlight; if we were going to do this, she was going to make sure we did it right. Pretty crafty for an eleven year old.

We left the house at three in the afternoon. The plan was for us to find a place to camp out then meet up with Lucy’s friends so she could show off how tough she was by spending a night in Bolton’s fabled woods.

“I bet you’ll chicken out and run home crying to mommy,” Chad Peterson teased. Chad was a bully, and Lucy was his favorite target, probably ‘cause she wasn’t afraid to fight back.

“Lucy ain’t no coward. If Rootsy does show up, I bet it’ll be afraid of her!” Billy Emerson had a crush on Lucy since kindergarten, and always stood up for her, weather she wanted him to or not.

“Thanks Billy, I can take care of myself.” This was one of those times Lucy didn’t want anyone else defending her honor, she wanted to do it herself. She walked in circles around Chad, and scrunched up her face as she spoke. “And Chad, I just think you’re jealous that a girl has bigger balls than you.”

Chad shoved Lucy, almost knocking her over. Before I could intervene, she rushed him and pinned him to a tree. “I’d think twice about messing with me if I were you. After I show Rootsy who’s boss, he’ll be working for me.” Lucy removed her arm from Chad’s th

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My life and my family's background is kind of bizarre. Run into paranormal frequently.

Pardon my writing style. Writing and punctuation is not my strong suit. Beginning I think is necessary for context. I think there's a possibility my family is cursed or something sorry for it being super long and jumps around a little bit.

When I was 15 I walked into my parents house around 2am coming back from the gym. I used to workout late at night at our 24 hour gym. This was a very regular thing for me. I'm one of those extreme night owls where I'm more awake at night than during the day. I like being alone. I prefer silence and the calm of the night.

Anyways in my parents house we have a mud room which opens up into a long hallway. The hallway connects to a living room. When you walk out of the mudroom and turn left you can see the living room from the hallway. When I came home I walked into the hallway. I felt a gut instinct to look all the way down to the end of the living room. The lights were dim yet I'm well adjusted to the dark. I know my head wasn't playing games with me. There was a black billowing smoldering cloud with this cloaked figure in the middle of the smoke. It had it's hood up with no face. Only a pitch black void for where the face should've been. I could feel it's eyes staring directly at me. These very cold eyes. I could see its chest. The chest was covered in some kind of chainmail. The cloaked figure had a dagger on its left hip with a inscription on the white bone sheath. It looked Sumerian or Latin I'm not entirely sure. I believe I was not supposed to see the figure because I got spooked as much as it got spooked. The cloaked figure pulled out the dagger. The blade was a silver curved blade. A very shiny sharp blade. With the same inscription across the top of the blade. The figure charged me with an over the head knife striking pose. We have a bathroom in the hallway. The bathroom has a large heavy wooden door with a deadbolt. I ran into the bathroom. Locked myself in and began having a panic attack. I did not leave the bathroom the whole night. That was not the first strange encounter I've had. Only one of the stranger ones. All throughout high-school a lot of people I knew died. If it's relevant the river that flows through the forest behind my parents house had traces of nuclear waste radiation in it at one point.

For some background information. Half of my family comes from Eastern Europe. They're immigrants. Based off their herbal knowledge, in the middle ages they would've been burned at the stake as witches. To my

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I tried astral projection. Something followed me back.

I only met Erin Gault once. I was called in to do a forensic interview of the girl as part of a 72-hour observation period before she was turned over to juvenile justice and sent to a detention center based on the warrants that had been taken the day before. Stepping into the room with her, I felt a wave of sadness and confusion wash over me.

Erin was sixteen and small for her age—her chart put her at 5’4 and just over ninety pounds—and when she looked up, her expression wasn’t that of a hardened killer or a deranged monster. It was that of a very frightened and fragile young woman flinching at the sharp edges of a hostile world. And yet…and yet according to what I’d been told, two days before she had butchered her entire family.

This had happened at their home—a two-story house in a pleasant neighborhood outside the city. The yard was always cut, the family was well-liked and well-thought of, and even as I sat down across from her, I’d learned of no hint of trouble within this family prior to their deaths. No domestic calls, no reports of the children acting out at a school, nothing other than a break in a couple of years earlier. It didn’t rule out abuse, of course, and abuse was a common catalyst in these kinds of scenarios, but only one of many. My hope was, through talking to Erin, I could learn why she had done these terrible, terrible things.

I introduced myself. Explained that while this interview was part of an observation period for her safety, it was also part of the ongoing investigation. That while I wasn’t law enforcement, anything we talked about wouldn’t be privileged and might be used against her later on. She nodded and said that was fine, that she’d talked to her appointed lawyer and guardian about it already, and she was ready to answer any questions I had.

We went through the initial rapport building and introductory questions, and Erin was cooperative enough—she was still skittish acting, her eyes frequently darting to the walls before lighting back on me for a few moments as I asked my next question, but she seemed happy to have someone to talk to, even if it was a stranger. I took her through initial questions about her family—who they had been, where they worked, how she got along with them. Erin grew very sad during this part, sniffling and pausing frequently without ever shutting down or refusing to answer. I had this idea of her carefully threading her way through a canyon of guilt and pain and bad memories

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A Message to the Demotivated

Hi everyone. I want to share my journey with the guitar up until this point and emphasize what helped get me out of my rut.

For starters, you may recognize my account name because I posted a question on /guitarlessons a week ago asking about learning to solo using the whole neck of the guitar.

By the way - those of you who chimed in were tremendously helpful. I ended up learning alot.. and your advice, paired with some more Youtube research I was doing, made a HUGE lightbulb go off in my head. For the past few days, I've been having more fun playing guitar than I have in my entire time playing (which has only been about 1.5 years now).

But, with this said..

I was in a real rut for awhile. Shamefully, I completely stopped playing guitar for at least a few months, until recent weeks. I got so demotivated because I didn't know where to go next. I was learning Pink Floyd and Zeppelin songs, and just sorta messing around. I'd pick up my guitar for 10 minutes, play a few fun riffs, practice some fundamentals like scale patterns and picking techniques, and put it back down out of boredom. Now, I know practicing the fundamentals is extremely important - but if you don't have a greater reason for WHY you are doing it, you will get gassed. This is exactly what happened to me.

After months of not playing, I had a "come to Jesus" moment with myself. I thought, man, playing video games and watching movies all day after work, going to bed, and repeating, isn't cutting it for me. I need to start doing something creative again. I hadn't played guitar in awhile, but I already invested some good time into the instrument, so I figured I might as well pick up where I left off and try a new method.. something that wouldn't put me in that rut.

I stared at my guitar and asked myself, if I could do anything on this instrument, what would it be? The answer I eventually arrived at was, I would love to learn how to solo and improvise. I want to noodle around and understand how I can add my own flavor in an otherwise simplistic song (backing track). And I knew that the only way to get there, was to get back to the scales.

I started heavily researching not only the pentatonic, but the regular (Ionian? Idk, still a noob. I'll stick to layman's terms) scale and I also began taking notes on Wordpad. I copied and pasted screenshots of every scale in every key and observed their patterns and similarities. But it still wasn't clicking. I know all these patterns, so what? It wasn't un

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Popheads Album of the Year 2020 #18: BLACKPINK - THE ALBUM

Artist: BLACKPINK

Album: THE ALBUM

Label: YG Entertainment / Interscope

Tracklist and Lyrics: Genius Page

Release date: October 2, 2020

r/popheads [FRESH] thread: Here

Listen: Apple Music | Spotify


  • THE PRELUDE
  • PART 1. THE GROUP
  • PART 2. THE MEMBERS
  • PART 3. THE ERA
  • PART 4. THE TRACKS
  • PART 5. THE CONCLUSION
  • THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  • a note from the author

#THE PRELUDE

My first memory of Blackpink was around the summer of 2017 when someone in the Popheads Plug.dj room played “As If It’s Your Last”. That song was stuck in my head ever since I first heard it. It had everything I wanted from a K-pop song at that time - a fire rap verse, beautiful vocals, an upbeat production that had an addictive pop bubblegum melody in the chorus. The gorgeous music video definitely played a huge factor on the song’s memorability.

A few months later, I was watching Justice League with my relatives when Barry Allen aka The Flash arrives at his Flash secret den, only to be surprised to find Bruce Wayne aka Batman waiting for him. Why am I mentioning this scene? Behind Batfleck (a portmanteau of Batman and Ben Affleck) is the TV screen of the “As If It’s Your Last” music video and the song can be heard for a few seconds before fading into focus on the dialogue between Batman and The Flash. Being in a Southeastern Country where the influence of the Hallyu wave is huge since the early 2000s, everyone in the theater were pleasantly surprised by the fact that a K-pop song, let alone a song from a group with only 5 songs at that time, was featured in a Hollywood superhero movie. At that moment, I had a huge feeling that the song being featured in Justice League will increase the presence of K-pop in the West to the point that a K-pop song actually charts in Billboard Hot 100 soon and BLACKPINK is going to be one of those groups.

To my surprise, I was actually right.

BTS and Blackpink are the most popular K-pop groups right now thanks to their success in the West, which was the place that is quite hesitant to accept K-pop as a dominant force in pop culture despite its p

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The Shimmer Witch Fell in Love with Me and She's Insanely Jealous

“Get real, man. This whole Shimmer Witch thing is totally bogus.”

I remember saying that because it was totally bogus. At least I thought so; standing on the edge of Harrow Lake in our bare feet, toes in the water, heels on the hard clay bank, a smooth, flat stone in each of our hands. The August sun was hot on our backs but the lake was spring fed and the water was freezing. Besides, we were too old for dumb ghost stories.

If only I had known.

“Dude, c’mon!” Dale pleaded, swatting at a deer fly buzzing around his ear. “We been talking about this since third grade. This’ll probably be our last chance!”

“Yes, William,” Johnny added. “Please, humor us. This may well be the final time we share each other’s company.”

Johnny wouldn’t be starting college for a couple weeks yet, but he was already talking all fancy, calling me “William” instead of “Billy” and wanting us to call him “Johnathan.” He’d even taken to smoking a pipe. It was annoying, but kind of funny at the same time.

He was right, though. Next month, he would be off to his freshman year and Dale had signed up for the Navy. I was the only one who’d be sticking around. I’d gotten a job as a welder at Cooper Metals right out of high school. Graduated on a Thursday afternoon and started working Monday morning. Even as a nineteen year old kid, I could lay down a stack of dimes like nobody’s business, so Mr. Cooper paid me well. Most of the other guys my age were still living with their parents, flipping burgers or washing dishes. I was already renting my own apartment, a one bedroom over McKinny’s Shoe Store, and had just bought a truck. It was used but still cherry. Not a speck of rust. With Dale and Johnny both moving on, though, this would be the last time the three of us would have the chance to summon the Shimmer Witch.

Harrow Lake was up in the High Woods, a forest that covered the river bluffs overlooking our little burgh. It was the source of Bull Run, which flowed downhill and emptied into the Allegheny River on the eastern side of town. On a map, the lake was just an oblong blue blob with no name. We called it a lake because it was too big to be a pond. I have no idea where the “Harrow” part came from. There were no roads up there and, even on the hottest summer days, the spring water was too cold for swimming, so not many people bothered with the hike up to the lake. But there were places along its shore where a guy can reel in as many crappie and smallmouth bass as he can carry. I like

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Biden orders US flags flown at half-staff after Atlanta shootings

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If you see a man with crooked antlers, you need to read this as a matter of life and death.

I sit down, pop a piece of spearmint gum and watch the woman across from me. She’s nervous, her hands are fretting in her lap and her eyes are bloodshot.

“Long night?” I ask.

She looks up, timidly. Her face is awash in anxiety. She doesn’t understand what’s going on. She doesn’t understand what she’s doing here, sitting inside an abandoned warehouse with an asshole twice her age.

It’s fine. I’ve seen it before.

“Look,” I say, loosening the tie around my neck. “It’s just like I said. I only want to ask you a few questions, then you can go.”

“Why here?” she says, in a small voice. “This looks like the kind of place you’d take me to… I don’t know, murder me.”

I crack a smile. She isn’t wrong. “You don’t like it? It’s private. Besides that, it’s probably the safest place in the world for you.”

“Why? Do you have snipers on the rafters?” There’s sarcasm in her voice, but her eyes still flick to the dimly lit steel walkways lining the walls. She pulls her sweater tighter around her, shivering at the draft. “Or is this some secret government fortress?”

“No, and no.” I lean back in the wooden chair, and it groans under my weight. I’m not as slim as I used to be. “It’s much simpler,” I say. “This warehouse is the safest place for you, because I’m inside of it.”

It’s not a lie. At least, not entirely. Still, she gives me an incredulous look. It’s the sort of look one reserves for blowhards and narcissists, and I probably deserve it. Time to change gears. “Tell me about the Event.”

She studies me for several moments, and then shakes her head. “On second thought,” she says, picking up her purse. “I think I’d prefer talking to the police.”

She stands up, makes to leave and I don’t stop her. Her footfalls echo across the empty warehouse, the haphazard lighting casting her shadow in every direction. I hear her mutter something beneath her breath, but I can’t make out the words. I probably don’t want to.

Then, she stops. They always do.

“What’s an Event?” she asks quietly.

I click my pen, and reach down for my clipboard with a groan. My last job really did a number on my ribs. “An Event,” I explain. “Is a paranormal phenomenon, most commonly characterized by contact with a sentient entity. To use a more common turn of phrase, it means you stumbled across an urban legend.”

She swallows. At this distance, I can just barely make out her expression, but I already know I have her. I bring my pen to my clipboard and clear my throat. “You said your name was A

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Limelight Networks (LLNW) is poised to fly. 3x-5x potential

First and foremost I have owned Limelight for about nine months now. I missed out on the price appreciation of Fastly so I bought Limelight instead as it was cheaper. I think Limelight Networks is about to pop. As of 7:20 PM central time the stock is trading at $4.5 and is up 10% after the news release of a new President and CEO. Here are the reasons why I love this little stock that is trading significantly cheaper than its competitor Fastly.

Limelight Networks inc, (Nasdaq: LLNW) is a provider of digital content delivery, video, cloud security, and edge computing services, which empowers customers to provide digital services. Limelight’s edge services platform includes a unique combination of global private infrastructure, intelligent software, and expert support services that enable current and future workflows.

Reason 1: Consistent year-over-year revenue growth. 2020 Q3 last-twelve month revenues of $235m vs. $200m for 2019. Gross profit margin of 48.8% is okay but they are working on increasing it. And one of the best statistics, Limelight generated $28m in cash from operations which means less dilution and reliance on capital markets via share stock issuances. They did add $100m of debt but they are sitting on $75m of cash and cash-equivalents.

Reason 2: Tailwinds for digital content delivery, cloud security and edge computing services. Stay-at-home has accelerated the need for faster edge computing and significantly faster latency to stream movies, videos from social networks, etc. etc. This force is not going anywhere anytime soon as more and more people continue to stream and watch on-demand videos.

Reason 3: Limelight just hired a new President and CEO. Bob Lyons, previously CEO at Alert Logic also has a history partnering with AWS (AMAZON). AMZN is LLNW's largest customer. More streaming/digital means MORE edge services, means MORE profit/ margins. Add on cyber( which this guy knows well) and the fact that cyber has strong margins.

Reason 4: the consensus average price target is $6.91 which has a ~60% upside from its $4.33 share price. Raymond James & associates have a $8 price target.

Reason: 5: Fastly is trading 20x-30x higher than Limelight. Fastly is trading at TEV/Revenue of 36.9 while limelight is trading at a TEV/Revenue of 2.21.

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Daily Skins Review - S6 E10 “Everyone (Finale)”

And here we say goodbye to Generation Three and the teenage “Skins”. This season and Gen is a bit of a mixed bag but hopefully it can end on a high as we see how all of our characters’ stories are resolved.

We open with Mini asleep in what appears to be a hospital gown, after the events at the very end of the last episode. We switch to Franky, who calls for her dad in the hall of her house. She turns on the lights and goes searching for something, eventually finding some adoption papers. She finds an address and then jumps out the window when her parents come back. She runs off and hitches a ride in a truck. We then go to Liv, who’s talking to the sleeping Mini about the Summer weather. Back to Franky, who’s sitting in silence with the truck driver (who looks like Will’s boss at the garage in The Inbetweeners when he’s on work experience. Pretty sure it’s him). They start talking and she makes them some of his spliff. Nick, who’s sitting in a cafe, tries to call her but it goes to voicemail. He looks across at Matty (who’s also here even though last we saw they’d a massive scrap and Nick wanted him arrested) who asks what they’re gonna do about it. Nick gets angry and wants Matty to stay out of it because Franky’s his girlfriend. Things turn sour and they decide to find out who she really loves, planing to use Nick’s tracking of her (bit obsessive mate) to find her. So Matty goes across the road, smashes a car window and they drive to Birmingham (sure, why not commit more crimes when you’ve been on the run for nearly a year?). We see more of Franky, who’s found her old social worker and wants to know where her mother is. The social worker tries to avoid her but eventually gives in and agrees to talk with her. Because of the rules about these kinds of things, she indirectly gives Franky some information to help her. Meanwhile, Liv continues to speak with sleeping Mini until Alo arrives. He brings some magazines and stuff for Mini and Liv reveals she wants to apologise to Mini. She leaves and asks Alo to tell her she was here. Franky arrives at a house but gets no answer. So, she breaks in (wow, how much crime is committed in this season?). She sits at a table and lights a candle before we go back to Nick driving the stolen car while Matty sleeps. Franky is woken by someone coming back to the house and a woman walks in. She is suspicious of Franky because, you know, she’s just broken in, but calms down when Franky mentions her mother, Maria Townsend. The w

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Which Actor had the best run in the 40s?

It could be best run in terms of anything and only Male Actors.

Humphrey Bogart: Brother Orchid, Tokyo Joe, The Maltese Falcon, All Through the Night, Casablanca, Sahara, Thank Your Lucky Stars, To Have and Have Not, High Sierra, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, They Drive by Night, Key Largo, The Wagons Roll at Night, Passage to Marseille, Across the Pacific, Dead Reckoning, Knock on Any Door, Virginia City, Action in the North Atlantic, Conflict, I Am an American, Never Say Goodbye, Always Together, and Two Guys from Milwaukee.

Edward G. Robinson: Brother Orchid, Scarlet Street, Key Largo, Double Indemnity, The Stranger,The Woman in the Window, Night Has a Thousand Eyes, It's a Great Feeling, House of Strangers, The Red House, All My Sons, Journey Together, Destroyer, Tampico, Mr. Winkle Goes to War, Unholy Partners, Larceny, Inc., A Dispatch from Reuters, Manpower, Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, and The Sea Wolf.

Joseph Cotten: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Shadow of a Doubt, Gaslight, Since You Went Away, I’ll Be Seeing You, Love Letters, The Farmer’s Daughter, Portrait of Jennie, The Third Man,Beyond the Forest, Hers to Hold, Under Capricorn, Duel in the Sun, and Lydia.

Cary Grant: Notorious, His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story, None but the Lonely Heart, Night and Day, Penny Serenade, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Arsenic and Old Lace, Suspicion, My Favorite Wife, The Talk of the Town, I Was a Male War Bride,The Bishops Wife, Once Upon a Honeymoon, Mr. Lucky, Every Girl Should Be Married, Destination Tokyo, Once Upon a Time, and The Howards of Virginia.

John Garfield: The Sea Wolf, Air Force, Destination Tokyo, Between Two Worlds, Hollywood Canteen, Pride of the Marines, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Nobody Lives Forever, Tortilla Flat,Humoresque, Body and Soul, Gentleman’s Agreement, Difficult Years, Jigsaw, Force of Evil, We Were Strangers, Nobody Lives Forever, Out of the Fog, Dangerously They Live, Castle on the Hudson, Flowing Gold, Saturday's Children, and East of the River.

William Holden: Arizona, Texas, The Fleet’s In, The Remarkable Andrew, Dear Ruth, Rachel and the Stranger, Apartment for Peggy, Streets of Laredo, Variety Girl,The Man from Colorado, Miss Grant Takes Richmond, Dear Wife, Streets of Laredo, Blaze of Noon, The Fleet's In, I Wanted Wings, The Remarkable Andrew, Young and Willing, Meet the Stewarts, Our Town, and Those Were the Days!.

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So you want to be a Samurai....

#Way of the Warrior

(Fighter- Samurai Concept)

Back again, this time with another build concept. Having always been inspired by movies, novels, manga, anime, and even a short stint in boffer fighting (Think LARPing, but less RP and more about the skill and fighting with solid foam weapons.), I've always loved the idea of the Samurai. So I'm here today to lay out some build options I think does them as much justice in Pathfinder 2e as possible (at least until they release a Samurai Archetype XD).

#####Starting Array- Strength 18, Dexterity 8-12, Constitution 14, Intelligence 8-12, Wisdom 10-12, Charisma 14
Pretty normal Fighter start. We want to maximize Strength, and start off with a decent Constitution and Charisma secondary, and Wisdom tertiary.

We're going to be wearing Plate, so Dexterity becomes unnecessary, but it can be argued that 12-16 Dexterity can also be used with Light/ Medium Armor for a more mobile Samurai, at a loss to Constitution or Charisma. It's as MAD as you want to make it, but in this case it's a Dump stat. Likewise Intelligence is just too much to start this build with. Picking up some Intelligence boosts 15+ is feasible, but for now we have our starting 4.

###Ancestry

>Now, a lot of this comes down to DM discretion. The Katana, Naginata, and Wakizashi are all uncommon options, as are many Ancestry options. If your DM allows any Ancestry, but not weapons, your options become limited to Tengu and Human, with their respective weapon feats (Tengu for Katana and Wakizashi, Human for one of the above). If anything goes, your options open up.

Your best bets are going to be Ancestries that boost Strength (or free) and a Secondary or Tertiary stat. This eliminates the negative Strength Ancestries; without a lot of sacrifice, it's not worth the investment. Likewise, the negative Constitution/6 HP Ancestries are also not very well suited for frontline combat, and should also be avoided. And to make the most of maneuvers, Small ancestries are also getting a block. So what does that leave us? Catfolk, Dwarf, Hobgoblin, Human, Lizardfolk, Orc, and Tengu.
>If maneuvers aren't your thing, Goblins are an excellent option then. Unbreakable is a solid tanking option, with a good feat line tied to it. Charhide/Snowhide are also good picks.

  • Catfolk- Good stat spread, but pretty mediocre heritages; Nine-Lives is probably your bes
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Just me speaking out loud why this is going to go down - please read

Please read ... to get an insight of what I am thinking and where we are. Just want to start off with the SEC’s number 1 RULE: TO PROTECT ITS CLIENTS..... aka hedge funds...so what is writing them going to do.. they are a bunch of lawyers. They were used in the first part trying to stop us... I repeat SEC was the first thing they used against us. I joined a little late but not really. I got on board right when AMC and GME both had mini squeeze (Treys Trades: “those jumps were due to more likely option squeeze...) that’s why it was only so little. AMC and GME were trading like normal going to the moon. I was on cloud nine... people working together buying the two stocks they love. This is where the battle really began to me.

The next day the Hedges called in their first line of defense - The SEC. “We need to investigate stock manipulation... “ how many pauses did they do which started screwing with the price. How many days ... Did it work? No... from here I am just going tell everything ... by the end of this you will understand why you are part of something that will be written in books, into a movie, etc. SEC DIDN’T STOP US...... NOT HERE TO HELP US. Bell rings.

ROUND 1: (winner 🦍🙌🏾💎 Army)

The Hedges had to change it up. So why not call on their little data collection projects - the small online app brokerages who get their money from these hedges... (look it up). Ring Ring- hello, App brokerages- yeah you need to stop purchases of these apps, But let them sale it if they want. - Okay boss, we’ll take the blow for ya.

That day was pure hell watching the price drop like crazy, but they didn’t stop us. Price went back up to 13 I think. Lesson I learnt that was you only lose if you sell. Paper hands fell off - but at the same time we gained new 🦍. Who were pissed they couldn’t buy the stocks they love. That went on for a bit new army finding new homes that would let them trade.

ROUND 2: (winner 🦍🙌🏾💎 Army) The weekend came and all we talked about was cant wait till Monday. To buy more shares. Before market opens - next solider for Hedges the media- “Reddit army now tries to short Silver”. No one in Reddit talked about silver... “AMC stock is worth $1”....I will never read a motley Fool article again... tv blah blah. Didn’t stop us. Once again this attack backfired... we saw through the lies and more 🦍🙌🏾💎🚀🚀 joined and held the line.

ROUND 3: (winner 🦍🙌🏾💎 Army)

Hedges are “like what the fuck.” In a dark basement ... Hedge l

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First Flight [FN]

Hi all,

This is my first post here and the first short story I’ve completed to the point of publishing. I hope to write more stories in the same setting. Let me know what you think :)

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First Flight

“I don’t know Dan,” my Mum said to her boyfriend, “No one likes being forced into something.” “It’s been two months Shelia, the neighborhood kids have the garage on their map marked as the beast's lair.” Mum sniggered, so did Dan, heck even I laughed inwardly. “Well you can’t blame...” Mum paused “I mean, I became elvish, Terry became elvish as well....” Terry was my Dad, he and Mum split when they realised the only thing they shared was a love of Dad. Mum hadn't dated for years after that, or had done so in secret during my childhood. But now I was older, Mum was dating Dan now, and I was totally OK with that. “...probably thought, ‘great I’ll get pointy ears, but no more acne scars and I’ll drop 20 pounds and everything will tighten up and the stretch marks will go...’” Mum continued. “Are we talking about you here, Shelia?” Dan interrupted and there was something that sounded like a thump and some sniggering from the cab of the horse box I was in the back off. The transmission made a nasty grinding noise and the whole thing lurched as the engine howled as we climbed up a steep hill, drowning out the conversation as it continued across bouncy roads. ‘I was probably more than the battered, old, lorry’s engine could deal with’ I bitterly thought to myself ‘but hey at least no one can see me in here, even if it does smell’.

We came to a stop a few minutes later and after some banging I heard the doors at the back open and the ramp dropped down dowsing me in golden sunlight. I tried to cover my eyes, blinking and feeling those monster third eyelids, nictitating membranes they were called apparently, cover them again.

“Ahh bright light, bright light” I complained. “You're not a goblin.” my Mum said harshly. Then quickly added “sorry not goblin, you know what I mean.” apologising to no one for the newly offensive slur she had slipped on and the look Dan had given her.

Mum hadn’t approved of my lifestyle before the world had gone wyrd. She had lectured me that working from home was one thing but working in your pants from your bed was just. Well she never said pathetic, or wrong, or sad, or a dozen other adjectives I would have said, but she had said, she had just it was a waste, which was somehow much worse.

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The Show

In the prime number cipher:

  • "The Show" = "The Message" = 317 primes
  • ... ( "Supreme" = "Fairytale" = 317 primes ) (*) (*) (*)

In Agrippa's key:

  • "The Show" = 1,161 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" = 1,161 primes )
  • ... .. ( "Key Principles" = 1,161 english-extended | 1,333 trigonal )
  • .... .. .. ( "Undercurrent" = 161 alphabetic ) ( "The Number" = 333 primes )

In the basic alphabetic ciphers:

  • "The Show" = 98 alphabetic ( "A=1: The Show" = 100 alphabetic )
  • "The Show" = 35 in reduction ( "Eye" = 35 alphabetic )

  • "The Show" = "Zarathustra" = 1,161 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" = 1,161 primes ) [ 1161 @ 1911 ]

  • "Alphabet Lesson" = 492 jewish-latin-agrippa | 470 primes | 2207 trigonal ]
  • .. [ "My Code" = 492 jewish-latin-agrippa ] [ "The Number" = 470 latin-agrippa ]
  • .. [ "Know My Code" = 1492 jewish-latin-agrippa ] [ "Orthodox" = "Foundation" = 47 alphabetic ]

  • "Know Alphabet Lesson" = 1492 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Know Lesson: Alphabet" = 1492 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • .... ( "The Alphabet: A Teaching" = 492 primes )
  • ... .. .. ( "Design of Language" = 492 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. .. ( "Know Language of Design" = 1492 jewish-latin-agrippa )

  • "The Gematria Show" = **[1234](/r/GeometersOfHistory/wiki/spellco
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The tale of "Neko Beard" also titled: "My first love was a Neckbeard" (part 1)

Hi! This will be my first post to reddit. It's a long one, I'm also sorry if my format is off I'm on mobile. In this story I will refer to myself as "S" and our neckbeard in this story we will call "nekomaster" or "NM" you can call him Neko Beard if you wish. I'm an Otaku but do not think I am using the term "nekomaster" as flattery towards him, I mean it as "he's cringe" lol. And if Redxx or any other R/ youtuber comes across this story, thank u for sharing!. I partly want to put this story out there as a warning to young girls who haven't had much experience in relationships yet to hopefully learn a lesson from this & save them from the hurt & overall cringefest I went threw but enough of my ramblings and into the story!

We have me: "S"

My mom: "T"

And: "NM" or "NB" our neckbeard

& "LB" my brother (I will add why I call him LB down below)

We start our story in 2016, I was 16 years old going onto 17 in May. I was going on my first family vacation (yes I had never been on a family vacation or any type of vacation before, long story) to the beach with my father, step mom and 2 step sister's (I'm super close with them and refer to them as my sisters, not step sister's)

A little backstory: (you can skim threw or skip if you'd like)

I had been homeschooled since I was 11. I got bullied horribly and had to be pulled out of public schools in 2011 because of it. My brother had issues at school to (due to his disables, I'll get to that in a moment) my brother is severely autistic and is non verbal. He also was homeschooled, he has the mind of a 4 year old and loves Disney movies, Barney and the Wiggles. He's a year and a half younger than me (we looked so similar in appearance, when we were super little people thought we were twins: "dark blonde hair, blue eyes, high cheek bones, super far skin" ect) he's littrely the sweetest person/kid you will ever meet, I'll refer to him as "little buddy" or "LB" since that's my nickname I call him by. I'm very protective over him and love him to death.

T my mom has always been a little strict, conservative and protective over us since she raised us as a single mom dealing with a lot of medical issues of her own ontop of ours (I have ADD and a few other things, I struggle with) and dealing domestic violence over the years which caused severe stress to her and our mental heath being affected by these incidences. Ontop of always taking care of her sister's kids when they needed help, & T has al

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I have a theory...

I have a theory; Jeff lives close to the apartment and there is also a liquor store literally across the street, i think its even called Highland Liquor or something, its literally across the street if you google maps it or its even recognizable in prior vlogs. Jeff and Todd dip out after it kind of becomes evident that the girls are there because they are fans... hence the quote of Todd asking what kind of liquor do you want? This also again explains the account about Jeff saying he did not feel comfortable using his own credit card to buy the booze. Jeff leaves to go home and Todd goes with him and buys liquor on the way there, because its literally 2 blocks away for Jeff.

This is all theory keep in mind but maybe Todd thought one of the girls was cute and that apartment essentially became a frat house and Todd probably figured he'd go get himself some alcohol and then come back and see if he could get an easy lay. I totally believe that the peeking in thing was fake and that the reason Jeff was back there 3 hours later was to get the girls home and film those last two re-shoots. If Jeff admitted that that was the case, he'd have to admit that David, Todd, Jonah, and Brandon all stayed. He has the same manager as David so hence the reason he may be intimidated to do so, especially if someone has enough power over you to demand that you delete videos.

What i think happened was Todd was bored and enjoying all the girls eye fucking him that he went across the street to get some liquor. Ive been to countless parties where the girl ratio goes up and so some guy makes an audible "HEY WHAT KIND OF LIQUOR YALL WANT?!" in an attempt to flex and with Todd being good looking hes probably on cloud nine with the ego. He comes back with the bottle of Jack that he'd normally drink and casually offers it to the guests and his friends. What i would assume happened in those 2 hours was Jonah, Brandon, and David having to assist with this girl throwing up and just the whole thing would have been crazy considering its not that big of an apartment so its not like they were just in the living room watching a movie while it was happening. This theory comes from the whole ending joke about going to jail with Jonah, Brandon, and David. They probably had the time just to clean up and smooth everything out with the girls who stayed and the girls who just hung-out.

In the picture you can see David smiling and talking to what appears to be the driver. Really the people who need

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A Test of Strength Between Siblings (Full Story)

"There's just no way girls are as strong as boys."

Travis scoffed and turned off the television. Normally, Megan would just roll her eyes at her older brother's chauvinistic comments, but today she found herself with no more patience for his machismo attitude. She had been watching a movie with her brother, who was visiting from his out-of-state college, when a scene came on featuring a man and woman squaring off in a boxing ring. The woman had made quick work of her male opponent, knocking him unconscious in the first round and stunning the mostly male audience. The scene had rubbed Travis the wrong way.

"What a stupid movie, if that were real life she would have been begging for mercy in less than a minute," he boasted.

"Bullshit," shot Megan. "There's no reason a woman couldn't beat a man in a fight."

Travis laughed boisterously. "What are you, insane?" he asked, wiping away a tear from his eye. "Women are weaker than men. That's a fact. Deal with it, little girl."

Now Megan was fuming. She had just begun her freshman year at college and taken to the school's gym frequently. Her work had quickly begun to show as she sported an athletic frame, strong muscular legs and a tight stomach. Her brother, she knew, also had a penchant for exercise, having been the captain of their high school's wrestling team and even making the collegiate team's squad. He was imposing, with broad shoulders and a good head taller than her, but, even still, she thought she could take him and was sick of listening to his caveman boasting.

"Let's put it to the test, then," she challenged him. "We'll go toe-to-toe and see who's the stronger sex."

This brought about another round of obnoxious laughter from Travis. "I'm not going to waste my time kicking a girl's ass," he said, dismissing her outright.

"Well, let's make it interesting then," said Megan. She pushed herself from off the couch and turned to stand before him. Her midriff was bare between her tight spandex shorts and cropped lycra top so Travis was now eyeing her toned stomach. "If you win, I'll wait on you hand and foot over the entire break," she said, and, noting her brother's eyes lingering a tad too long on her tight shorts, added cheekily, "I'll even let you pick out my outfit.

"But if I win, you have to wait on me...," she smiled devilishly, "and I get to pick out your outfit."

She could see the wheels turning in Travis' head and, before long, he had come to the conclusion she hoped for. "Okay, fine, wha

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The Big Bend 100 - a Tale of Searing Heat and Frigid Cold

The Big Bend 100 - a Tale of Searing Heat and Frigid Cold

When: December 10th - 13th, 2020

Distance: 100 total miles, with an even split between the national and state parks. The route breaks down as such:

trail=49 mi

dirt road/4WD roads=29 mi

sandy arroyo=14 mi

off-trail route finding=5 mi

paved road=3 mi

Conditions: Highs in the mid 90s. Lows in the high 20s. Long exposed desert hiking, during a historically dry and hot year. That didn’t stop the desert from pounding me with rain on the first night. More on that later.

Lighterpack: https://lighterpack.com/r/capkvl

*There’s a TLDR and a gear review section towards the bottom of the post, if you don’t want to read this long winded chronicle about a hike I did. Here’s my instagram, if you wanna see small overviews of each day, with corresponding pictures.

Useful Pre-Trip Information:

I wrote a post over at r/ULTexas, where I go into considerable detail on the logistics of this thru-hike.

Day 1 - 30.22 Miles

“I love your jacket, where did you get it?”

“Oh, THANKS! It’s Lulu, of course!”

“I need to get the fuck out of the Basin”, I thought very quietly to myself.

Even with an early morning start, the famous Chisos Basin was already becoming crowded. As I was detaching my car key from its keychain, I eyed an old friend; the Nitecore Tube. At nine grams, it’s the definition of ultralight. It actually used to be my main torch before I switched it out for the NU 25, and rehomed it to my everyday carry. With only nine hours of sunlight available during the day, and a waning moon, I decided to chuck it into my ditty bag at the last second. A fateful decision, it would turn out.

I slung my Cutaway onto my back and set off. The Basin was practically teeming with life, and not just with suburbanites. Birds and squirrels danced from tree to tree, as herds of mule deer lazily grazed just off trail. As I started my descent into Blue Creek Canyon, I ran into a gentleman with a ULA pack. I may have tuned him into this sub, as he was finishing the Outer Mountain Loop and was interested in shedding a bit more weight off his back. If you’re reading this, how’s it going D? The line between r/ultralight and r/ultralight_jerk

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Update: My (37F) son (13M) is refusing to speak to his father (38M)

Original Post

Hi all! I have an update from my previous post a few days ago. But first I’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who replied and offered advice. It truly was very helpful!

One of the comments suggested that I have my ex husband move back into my house temporarily as a gesture to show Brady that he was ready to talk when Brady was. I ran this idea by my ex the same night I made the post and he immediately agreed to it. Even before this situation I know he hated moving out the first time. And he truly did want to make things right with Brady.

Well he talked to his gf and she was understandably upset. My ex informed me she was already mad at him for coming over to my house so much after work even though he explained to her that Brady was upset and giving him the silent treatment. His gf said if he comes to stay here she’s leaving him. He said he understood but she knew going into their relationship that Brady was and will always be his priority. She left and took her son with him.

My ex came to the house the next evening with a bag of his things. He went to Brady’s room, knocked on his door and told him that he was gonna be staying downstairs for a while and whenever Brady is ready to talk he’ll be there and that he loves him.

The next morning my ex made breakfast. Brady walked in the kitchen, saw us talking, and walked out. I followed him upstairs and I could see he was fighting back tears. I asked if he was okay and he said he’s not ready to talk to his dad yet. I asked if bringing him here was too much and he said no he just wasn’t ready to talk but asked if he could eat breakfast in his room. I said yes and brought him a plate.

Later on when Brady came down for lunch (ex was working in the office at the time) he said the breakfast was good and he asked if I thought his dad would make it again sometime. I said I’m sure he would if Brady asked but Brady quickly said nevermind. I asked Brady why he was finding it so hard to forgive his father. Brady got quiet and said he’s not really angry anymore. I said that’s good but asked why is he still not talking to his dad. He replied that if he forgives his dad then he will just leave again and go back to his gf and her son.

My heart broke. I cried. I’m crying now just writing about it. The look on his face killed me. Brady went back up to his room and I went into the office

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Mission Impossible Heist Generator

The Mission Impossible movies are in my opinion one of the highest quality big budget action franchise of this last decade, and I have wanted to design TTRPG scenarios that would replicate this general flair for a while now.

Due to the specific structure of these, the result is a bit scripted/railroad, but if it fits your group taste, please find below a random generator of Mission Impossible style adventure for DnD, using 6, 10 and 20-sided dice, to use for any setting you like.

Have fun!

The PCs are the only possible option for a secret mission because…

Roll 1D6!

  1. …the half-orc head of secret services of a trusted kingdom suspects one of their neighbors to have nefarious plans for the future. A faction of extremist has gained political influence there, and there has been a long history of border frictions and perceived humiliation. One of their spies have been uncovered at a key position writing about alarming plans and rituals. The kingdom needs to act with plausible deniability, and needs the party to …
  2. …they are requested by a friendly powerful Mage NPC to join a secret refuge through a portal. His message awaits in a spinning orb that will self-destroy after being listened to. He discovered a dark cult to Lolth, and thinks the cult’s influence spreads deep among powerful lords. The PCs are the only one he trusts to…
  3. …they receive the visit of Lady Amina, trusted gnome teacher to the young prince. She carries a parchment asking for help bearing the prince seal. The prince believes a conspiracy is ongoing, and does not know who to trust. To preserve the stability of the kingdom, he needs independents with no contact to him to…
  4. …during their stay at a local temple, they dream of mass destruction unleashed on their homeland. Burning cities and sky of ashes. Dead friends, decaying piles of bodies, undead errant hordes. The vision goes to the origin of an arcane explosion of an artifact under a red moon, in one of the highest tower of the capital, and they hear a weeping voice imploring them to stop this. The party awakens and face the local priest who had the same dream. If they reach out to other NPCs, whoever they talk to seems to forget the conversation immediately. Due to the prophetic nature of the dream and the local cleric knowledge, they know that they have to…
  5. …they are framed for the murder of an entire Dwarven Commando that they were working with. The commander of the operation deploys tremendous resources to have t
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Demons from Heck

Content warning/clarification: >!This story contains child death (off page, since I wasn’t there at the time, but implied to be violent by other events).!<

My mother’s favorite word is “heck.” Certainly not “hell” — she grew up in a conservative Christian town with a conservative Christian family, and while she’s not all that devout anymore, old habits die hard. I used to find it endearing when she’d say “oh, heck” without a hint of irony, even when she didn’t know her kids were listening and wouldn’t be trying to censor herself for us.

Then my freshman year in college happened, and now every time she says it I have to try not to flinch. It brings back too many memories.

It’s not really her fault. She says it too automatically, too habitually, to make the connection. She doesn’t even entirely know what happened. But these days, I’m left wishing she would just say “hell.”

Jonathan Heck lived across the hall that year.

We were pretty social in the dorms, since almost all of us were freshmen and no one knew anyone else yet. Some of us stayed friends. My freshman roommate and I are now dating, funnily enough.

Point is, I hung out with Jonathan a lot. More than I hung out with most people on my floor, actually. My core group of friends that year (up until the incident) consisted of us two, my roommate Peter, and Jonathan’s roommate Eli. We often got meals together. We went to parties together, never actually enjoying them but always convincing ourselves that next time would be better. Whenever we were taking the same or similar classes, we helped each other with the coursework.

My mind wanders back to those first months a lot. They were good times, for the most part, and I try my best to remember that. But given everything that’s happened, the memories are tainted now. More often than not, I find myself thinking of how things went wrong.

It started one evening in late January. Peter and I had our door open, as we often did, and now Eli came in looking jumpy and anxious. I turned away from my chem homework and asked him what was going on.

“Guys, I need to use your bathroom,” he said. “Jonathan’s been in there for like two hours.”

There were no communal bathrooms in our building; instead, each room had its own attached bathroom. This was usually a good thing, but not when your roommate was taking an excessively long shower, vomiting an entire party’s worth of beer into your toilet, or doing whatever the hell Jonathan was doing.

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archive post: Darkwing Duck 29th anniversary retrospective by Mike Russo

Today marks the technical 29th anniversary of Darkwing Duck, since today was the day in 1991 that it began airing on the Disney Channel. To celebrate here's a retrospective of the very first produced episode that I wrote a year ago. Sit and get comfortable...this is a long one...

“The city of St. Canard is home to a thousand criminals. But not one dares make a move, for this city has a shadowy guardian who hunts them like a phantom in the darkness. I am that guardian. I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am the winged scourge that pecks at your nightmares. I am DARKWING DUCK!”

This narration kicks off “That Sinking Feeling”, the very first Darkwing Duck episode written (by creator Tad Stones himself) and the first one recorded. While many people put the “Darkly Dawns the Duck” two-part story on a pedestal and are steadfast in labeling it the pilot for this series, it’s THIS episode that Stones considers Darkwing’s very first adventure. Like the “Catteries Not Included” episode of Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, this is very much a pilot show. This one standalone episode has to give us as much information as possible about the characters and their universe in a way that really grabs our attention and makes us - and more importantly the network purchasing the show - want more. That’s exactly what “That Sinking Feeling” did on Saturday, September 7th, 1991, airing as the first ABC show and two days before the Disney Afternoon episodes began. And, depending on when the “Darkly Dawns the Duck” special aired in your area (it was Sunday me), this would have been your first exposure to Darkwing Duck if you weren’t lucky enough to catch the Disney Channel preview airings earlier in the year.

When Ducktales was a success in 1987 and proved that Disney could indeed be a heavy hitter in the world of television animation, the decision was made to do as much of the work as they could themselves by opening satellite studios all over the world. Disney Japan opened in 1989, utilizing some of the staff that had worked for TMS on previous shows. Next, additional studios were started in France and Australia. While France got to begin by animating the theatrical Ducktales movie before moving on to Talespin, Disney Australia’s earliest work is a lot less auspicious, mainly because most of it isn’t widely known. Their first two shows were the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1988 and The Adventures of the Gummi Bears in 1990 and in some of those episodes the

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First Contact - Chapter 327 (Eternity)

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The computer system's cooling system turned on first. Pumps pressurized gas, turning it into slurry, which was then pumped through superconductor wrapped piping. The superconductor made sure all of the material was the same temperature as the superconductor that was wrapped around the piping.

Hardware began to power up, going through self-checks and self-diagnostics. Temperatures immediately began to rise as electricity flowed through circuitry that had been dormant for thousands of years. LED's, neon strips, and fluorescent tubes began to light up different colors, a combination decorate and early warning system.

Herod watched as the human woman stayed fixated on the dataslate that was connected to the system. She was watching the POST messages, checking the voltage readings, watching temperature. Herod noted that she'd already started using split-screen in order to keep track of the data-sheet on one side and the actual readings on the other.

She was humming to herself, rocking back and forth slightly on her heels, a slight smile on her face.

The system beeped and all of the components went live, bringing the system to full operation.

Herod still watched as Dee monitored the software and firmware messages as the system booted up.

"Looks like replacing that last crystal platter drive did it," she said, tapping the checksum pass. "The repair system is online now. It's already dedicating repair drones to the systems we prioritized."

She turned off the display and turned around. "Now where, Speedy?"

"Primary Soul Uninterrupted Disaster Storage System," Herod said, sighing. He put his fingertips to his temple, even though it didn't do any good in reality. "Sam?"

"Yes?" Sam's voice was still heavily synthesized.

"How do we get to the SUDS?" Herod asked.

"Take mag-lev, it's another Gen-Two Startram, so you won't be in transit for too long. A day or two. I'm having it loaded with food and drink now," Sam said.

Dee nodded slowly, looking up at the floating orb that Sam was using to speak. She looked down at Wally, then at the orb, then at Herod, her eyes flat and unreadable.

"I'll give you a guideline," Sam said. He made a groaning sound. "I will be with you momentarily, please, wait. I

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Complete List of Pascal Wisdom in Animal Crossing New Horizons

I always enjoy Pascal's wisdom in ACNH. I noticed that he almost never repeats himself so I decided to find all of his known sayings. I enjoyed reading them I hope you all do as well.

The following was found on the [Animal Crossing Wiki website](https://animalcrossing.fandom.com/wiki/Pascal)

  • "Happy as a clam" isn't about HOW happy you are. It's about being the KIND of happy that clams are.
  • "Square" isn't a shape—it's a state of mind, maaan.
  • A belly flop is just a swan dive getting workshopped.
  • A bonfire is a big fire, right? So is an ocean just a bonlake?
  • A child's laugh...and a horn section with a sax in front. That's it. That's the orchestra pit of the universe.
  • A good friend will tell you when you've got food stuck in your teeth. A great friend will get ya some floss.
  • A guy made dogs drool by ringing a bell, but so what? Bells make EVERYONE drool. Bells are delicious!
  • A vest is the square root of a jacket. And, like...a hat is just hair squared. There's a lot of math in clothes.
  • Afterthoughts are still thoughts. They just come after other thoughts.
  • All things in moderation, including moderation. That's my recipe for chocolate-chip cookies, maaan.
  • An empty milk carton in the fridge just means someone's not quite ready to accept the truth, maaan.
  • Ant hills are just cities...but for ants!
  • Anyone who sleeps on a bed of clams must have serious back issues. Maaan, those things are firm.
  • Anyone who tells you to get your ducks in a row has never met a duck. Maaan, they do not follow directions.
  • Are fossils bones that turned to stone, or are bones just rocks in denial about their true nature?
  • Backstroke, breaststroke, crawl stroke...easy. Luck stroke, genius stroke, and golf stroke...not so much.
  • Before you blow your Bells on fancy shades, realize you can just squint. Stick it to Big Sunglasses, maaan!
  • Biting the inside of your mouth while you eat is your body's way of saying, "Slow down, maaan. Enjoy the food."
  • Blue skies and blueberries are happy things. So why is someone "blue" when they're feelin' sad, maaan?
  • Blueberries are blue and blackberries are black, so how come I can't buy rasp-colored shorts, maaan?
  • Books are like mouths with a hundred paper tongues. And each one's got important stuff to say.
  • Candles are just crayons in the color of fire.
  • Castles are just, like, houses that're wearing armor, maaan.
  • Cats always land on their feet, but that's just
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First Contact - Chapter 316

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POW CAMP BLUE LAGOON

TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO CASE OMAHA

Del'Var heard his implant ping as he carefully ran the router around the edge of the long wooden board he was working on. He was running a gently curved bevel for one of the railings of the dock, planning on replacing the ant-built material with honest wood from the trees on the island.

ONE PIECE OF PHYSICAL MAIL ONE EMAIL appeared in his vision.

He finished working and then carefully put his tools away. His workshop had more tools than he had been able to afford before he was conscripted by the Overseers to fight against the Terrans and he was able to work with real wood, something that he would have never been able to afford prior to his conscription.

It is the laughter of a malevolent universe that I am freer and more wealthy as a prisoner of war in the custody of the Terrans than I ever was when I was supposedly 'free' and living on my home world, he thought to himself.

Del'Var wiped off his hands and went into the main relaxation room of his cottage, sitting down in a woven chair and relaxing. He tapped his implant and was startled to see that it was a combination of video and text, all the way from Terra. It had the listing of the Terran Prisoner of War Relief Society on the header. Del'Var knew that the TPWRS were the ones who sent packages with treats, sent movies, sent little things that made life a tiny bit easier and a lot more bearable.

PRISONER PEN-PAL SERVICES was also on the message.

Curious, he opened the mail.

The pictures were of a small Terran child, probably 2/3rds of Del'Var's five foot six height. She had black hair woven in tight rows across her scalp with braids hanging from the back. She had brown skin, brown eyes, a datalink on her right temple, and was wearing brightly colored clothing. The first picture she was waving, smiling and obviously happy. The legend said "Hello N'Karoo Person!" The next picture the same girl, dressed in different clothing, was in front of a plain of shining glass. She held a sign that said "Hello from the Shores of the Great Glass Sea!". The next one had the girl sitting on the deck of a small sailing ship with the reflective glass all around her. She wore protective gog

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I left the New Years party at 9 pm crying because my best friend roasted me

I (24F) met my best friend (23F) when we were completing our masters at the University. We instantly connected and became best friends. I've told her about the most vulnerable stuff in my life, like my mentally abusive parent, my dreams, goals etc basically my deepest darkest secrets too. In 2019, she got a job at a company that she really liked. She worked there for six months. And I ended up getting not a job but an internship at a much bigger MNC renowned company. I'd told her that this is a company that I wanted to work in since I was a little girl. Even though I did not bag a job, I was extremely proud of myself to get even an internship. I worked for a while. We both ended up working for six months. She left the job because she wanted to apply for a PhD and I wanted to freelance. She started an Instagram page and wrote blogs about movies and paintings. I honestly supported her too. Soon after she applied for a PhD in France and she got accepted. We even celebrated. I was genuinely happy for her. The important aspect, I am an introvert and have very few friends who I implicitly trust and love. Since I got that internship at the reputable company, she would say things like, “oh, big people have big dreams huh”. Or “I am not smart as you cause you are someone who got into blah blah company”. Every time I'd post a picture on Instagram, she’d comment “wow, some people do live on cloud 9” (loaded with sarcasm). She did not stop there, she started commenting stuff like, [on my other friends post], “OMG are you like (my company's name) people, who live on cloud nine”. And to top it off, on 31st Dec 2020, during the party she and one more guy friend started roasting me regarding the same. Now I am someone who is all for roasting and making fun but the five minute roast turned into an half an hour roasting session. I honestly hated the body language and their words were very unkind. I took a cab and went home, cried for awhile and slept soon after. I keep wondering is it something that I said or did wrong that instigated such feelings. But I rarely talk about the internship or even bring it up cause it has been more than a year since I left the Internship. Also she will be leaving soon for France and she invited me for her birthday party which is next week but I declined. I haven’t talked to her and my guy friend since December 31st. She even sent me a dumb meme, “when your humour is mean” or something like that. She clearly knows that her words did hu

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Official Report: LDP Pets Past/Present

Well folks, here is my final report on the pets of Lower Duck Pond. I hope you enjoy and please let me know if I missed anything!

Official Report Lower Duck Pond: Pets of Past and Present

Present Pets of Lower Duck Pond:

Ivy Jo, our very wonderful Costco Cashier, has a black kitten named Flirtie. Flirtie is a very nice little cat, but unfortunately has a rather bad glitter addiction. Some may blame this on our new Mayor, but this cannot be verified.

Sam Novak, our own aspiring baker who makes a tremendous Sticky Bun, has a black and white cat named Mr McFuzz and a lizard named Gary. Mr McFuzz loves spending time and playing with the Wright’s cat, Yogurt. This helps him keep his mind off of his stressful job, which contributes to his sometimes grouchy demeanor. Overall, he is a good cat. Gary recently decided to take a small vacation, but thanks to one of LDP’s fine citizens, is now safely back home.

Jon, Lower Duck Pond’s local Excel Consultant, only has two pigeons. He did not provide the names of the two pigeons and insisted that he only had two pigeons. They are Copper Collar Lucernes, of which Jon only has two. There have been rumours of Jon having more than two Copper Collar Lucernes, but Jon has assured me that he only has two Copper Collar Lucernes.

Darlene, Piggly Wiggly’s amazing cashier, has a duck named Frederico. I have had the pleasure of meeting Frederico and let me tell you that he is wonderful company on otherwise bleary days. Darlene has also recently found a Box turtle in her backyard. Darlene believes his name is Heinrich, which is very possible, mainly because I have met several Box turtles, all of whom had germanic names.

Lorn, the local antique collector (who has a wonderful coin collection), has Zeus, the German Shepherd. Zeus was very keen to be in this report, I assume because of his love for history and bureaucratic oversight (I may have received several letters kindly reminding me of the lateness of my report).

Dan, the man in the van near the river, currently has his dog, Jack, and Zoe, a crow. I have only seen Jack from a distance, but he seems very nice. Zoe has stolen the small glass pieces off of my wind chimes three times now. I cannot blame Zoe though, as the small glass pieces are very shiny and mesmerizing. Zoe is a good crow.

Gordy Flavin, a local painter (who, in my opinion, has mastered art deco), has a little orange cat named Toulouse. Toulouse has been known to have a bit of an attitude. Although I have it

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time... understanding... i just don't get it

ok, i know i talk too much, i always have too much to say. so no need to read this entire vent post. and i know there's too many details and i'm a chronic oversharer, but idk - how else can i convey what i feel without feeling misunderstood? and idk, i doubt he'll see this, and if he does, yikes. but idk. i feel like no one understands. i feel like everyone else has given up on us and i'm still fighting for some unknown reason. i don't know how to let go..

everyone says give it time. give it time. you'll feel better. you'll stop hurting. you'll be happy again.

and i know rationally, it's true. i give the same damn advice. i'm a history/psych major. i've been undiagnosed but mentally ill my entire life; it's always been a battle for me, and i never understand why things are so hard, and when i do, i'm still stuck with the same thought patterns and cycles. i know all too well how life can get better. but i can't believe it right now. i'm the most self-aware yet incapable of doing anything about it person i know.

but it happened to me. happiness beyond my imagination, good beyond my imagination. i was so desperate for love, but the second i wasn't searching for it, it came. november 22, 2019. it was that fairytale/movie sort of thing where i couldn't believe he'd like me back. where we'd both liked each other but didn't know how to let the other know. i couldn't understand how much good could happen so quickly. i didn't feel like i deserved it, and that's probably where i went wrong. but we were always on cloud nine. always so in love. and maybe i'm wearing rose colored glasses or i just forget the bad because i'm so used to it, but the honeymoon phase always came back. we didn't have much in common, we were two college years apart, but we clicked. we were always honest with each other. we were always willing to work through it.

january 22, the first anniversary we spent together. the day i flew back to college. it wasn't much of a celebration. valentines day - he knew i loved soup so we just tried a bunch of soups together for dinner, we made cookies, we had fun. february 22, we actually celebrated. it was a beautiful day, with so many good memories. these were some good months, following, fall 2019, the best time of my life socially/academically/emotionally/mentally. we were together when we found out the news about a covid case at a hs near our campus. we were both so scared. but we also joked that if we could make it through this much shit, when so m

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There are also many reports of USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects). The two suppressed, and hard to find, books by the author O. Bergmann demonstrate this – called ‘German Flying Discs and Submarines Monitor the Oceans’ Part 1, and Part 2 (Deutsche Flugscheiben Und U Boote Ueberwachen Die Weltmeer

(Sharing some red pilling excerpts. I'm not the author. Source for the full article below)

Part 1, and Part 2 (Deutsche Flugscheiben Und U Boote Ueberwachen Die Weltmeere). A lot of documented evidence, of what are very likely, German UFOs and USOs in these two very much supressed, and hard to find, German books, which expand upon, and support, Ernst Zundel’s book on the subject. So many more sightings than people realise. As well as UFO activity, and a German escape, O. Bergmann’s books also show much evidence of USO and unusual U-boat activity in Scandinavia and other areas of European waters after WW2.

Ernst Zundels book – and O. Bergmanns books. Packed full of evidence and information. There are also 3 hard to find related books by D. H. Harmann called ‘Geheime Wunderwaffen 1-3’

by O. Bergmann

204 pages, DIN A4, paperback, original edition!

The national campaign against the UFOs was ordered by the CIA in 1953. Since then, the CIA has published numerous studies and posted hundreds of articles in the press to create an atmosphere of derision and ridicule in the UFO affair. False "UFO contacts" and scams of all kinds were devised. This campaign is still running today and is infiltrating many civilian UFO circles. (UFO-Nachrichten No. 310, May / June 1988, Bergmann, Deutsche Flugplatten .. p.194)

"The research and development of 'wonder weapons' that began in Germany before 1945, such as flying disks / gyroscopes, unmanned fireballs / fireballs, radiation weapons, ignition interruptions, electrical and electronic disruptive processes and other things were not subject to the general Wehrmacht or parts of the Wehrmacht such as the navy or the air force Secret special areas that were subordinated to the SS at the time. One should think less of the Waffen-SS, which were mainly deployed at the front, and more of the SS groups above them, headed by the SS Order and the 'Technical General Staff of the SS'. However, men of the Waffen SS were also used to guard these secret operating sites from outside.

Reichsführer SS, Heinrich Himmler, entrusted the management of these diverse research and development projects and the decentralized plant facilities to SS-Obergruppenführer Dr. Ing.Hans Kammler. ... We do not know his predecessor ...

On this August 8th, Dr. Kammler von Himmler appointed 'General Representative for V-Arms Produ

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10 Overlooked Indie Platform Games

There are also some links within the first link that discuss indie local multiplayer games and upcoming indie games as well.

Note that previous lists were not themed solely around platform games.

Introduction

We're all familiar with the Shovel Knight’s, A Hat in Time’s, and Celeste's of the world. These are some of the indie platform games that hit the big time. Of course, for every one of these games, there's 100 other indie games that have been glossed over, relegated to a spot in a digital store few people will ever find themselves in. I wanted to bring attention to some of these lesser known indie games once again.

Platformers from Previous Lists

I’m going to list the platformers that were in the previous three lists. None of them will reappear on this new list. 1-6 are from the first list, 7-11 are from the second list, and 12-14 are from the third list. They are as follows: (1.) Four Sided Fantasy, (2.) Daggerhood, (3.) Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, (4.) Biolab Wars, (5.) Gravity Duck, (6.) Penarium, (7.) Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX), (8.) Hayfever, (9.) Duck Souls+, (10.) Cybarian: The Time-Traveling Warrior, (11.) Verlet Swing, (12.) Valfaris, (13.) Primal Light, and (14.) Tamashii. Note that both Biolab Wars and Valfaris are listed as run & guns, but they have platforming elements and are considered platformers by some people. Hayfever and Valfaris were my favorite games for their respective lists and are some of my favorite games in the genre. These 14 games listed range from puzzle platformers, precision platformers, action platformers, first person 3D platformers, Metroidvanias, run & guns, etc. There’s also Flat Heroes from my 10 local co-op recommendations list found as a link within the first post. Guacamelee is on there too, though it doesn’t qualify as an overlooked game.

Details About the List

**All 9 games available on Steam are currently on sale. When this post is 17 hours old, the sales for these

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Heaven's Feel Movie Material Interview with Nasu(reposted from the fgo sub because you can't crosspost for some reason)

This interview is include in the Movie Material chinese fanpage somehow got their hand on it before it officially come out tomorrow. There are 18 questions in it, some of it are jokes, some are loreheavy.

1/ If Rider is absorbed by Sakura, will she turn into monster form?

  • N (Nasu): I think Medusa will not let herself turned, so only just blackened by the mud. She will get stronger, but not turn into snake or monster. In myth, Gorgon turn into hero killer come from her will, she lost herself and then turn into a human- eating monster.
  • T (Takeuchi): In short, she just Medusa Alter at FGO Prologue.

2/ Claudia and Kirei used to lived together for 2 years. What is their life?

  • N: a married couple treat themselve like guess, they talks a few time a day. Kirei told her what happen in the Holy Churd while Claudia listening in satisfied.
  • T: she like a holy maiden, their child must be an angel.
  • N: of course

3/ Shirou's Nine Lives Blade Work can defeat blakened Berserker while Archer -who stronger than Shirou- can not in other timeline. Is it because Berserker is nerf here? -N: Blackened Berserker lost his mind and his fighting ability. If it is normal Berserker, he can counter it by his skill, even Nine Lives -T: so that mean Shirou is lucky at that moment? -N: very lucky, because Archer arsenal show that he can do it in that state.

4/ For what reason the three family can join together? -N: Nakiri want to erase evil of humanity, Tohsaka interested in western magic and agree with Nakiri' idea, Einzbern also want to erase evil of humanity and reappear the Thirt Magic. Their assemble are from ultimate ideas.

  • T: where they meet? Magic Association?
  • N: Nakiri meet each of them first. The Einzbern is not in touch with the Association and the Tohsaka is not have enought condition to joint.

5/ What is Zelretch' work?

  • N: he make sure that any ritual relate to "Magic" is legal and intervent it if needed. Also the Association still not realize that these rituals is "for humanity", so it need to prove that "these ritual is justified?". Also if magic circus of Justeaze go uncontrol to the Root, he will deal with it himself. Zelretch is the only one Magic user on human' side and always take care of them.

6/ In HF, Angra Manju mentioned is All Evil of Humanity, is it the same with that Evil of Humanity Gilgamesh mention in UBW? If he is born, will Grand Servant summoned?

  • N: Necessary Evil born from a teen used as sacrified, so when AM used Holy Grail
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[NEWBIE] A Message for the Demotivated

*Quick disclaimer to the mods: I posted this in /guitarlessons already, and if this type of post isn't allowed, feel free to remove.

Hi everyone. I want to share my journey with the guitar up until this point and emphasize what helped get me out of my rut.

For starters, you may recognize my account name because I posted a question on /guitarlessons a week ago asking about learning to solo using the whole neck of the guitar.

By the way - those of you who chimed in were tremendously helpful. I ended up learning alot.. and your advice, paired with some more Youtube research I was doing, made a HUGE lightbulb go off in my head. For the past few days, I've been having more fun playing guitar than I have in my entire time playing (which has only been about 1.5 years now).

But, with this said..

I was in a real rut for awhile. Shamefully, I completely stopped playing guitar for at least a few months, until recent weeks. I got so demotivated because I didn't know where to go next. I was learning Pink Floyd and Zeppelin songs, and just sorta messing around. I'd pick up my guitar for 10 minutes, play a few fun riffs, practice some fundamentals like scale patterns and picking techniques, and put it back down out of boredom. Now, I know practicing the fundamentals is extremely important - but if you don't have a greater reason for WHY you are doing it, you will get gassed. This is exactly what happened to me.

After months of not playing, I had a "come to Jesus" moment with myself. I thought, man, playing video games and watching movies all day after work, going to bed, and repeating, isn't cutting it for me. I need to start doing something creative again. I hadn't played guitar in awhile, but I already invested some good time into the instrument, so I figured I might as well pick up where I left off and try a new method.. something that wouldn't put me in that rut.

I stared at my guitar and asked myself, if I could do anything on this instrument, what would it be? The answer I eventually arrived at was, I would love to learn how to solo and improvise. I want to noodle around and understand how I can add my own flavor in an otherwise simplistic song (backing track). And I knew that the only way to get there, was to get back to the scales.

I started heavily researching not only the pentatonic, but the regular (Ionian? Idk, still a noob. I'll stick to layman's terms) scale and I also began taking notes on Wordpad. I copied and pasted screenshots of every scale

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The Shimmer Witch

“Get real, man. This whole Shimmer Witch thing is totally stupid.”

I remember saying that because it was totally stupid. At least I thought so; standing on the edge of Harrow Lake in our bare feet, toes in the water, heels on the hard clay bank, a smooth, flat stone in each of our hands. The August sun was hot on our backs but the lake was spring fed and the water was freezing. Besides, we were too old for dumb ghost stories.

If only I had known.

“Dude, c’mon!” Dale pleaded, swatting at a deer fly buzzing around his ear. “We been talking about this since third grade. This’ll probably be our last chance!”

“Yes, William,” Johnny added. “Please, humor us. This may well be the final time we share each other’s company.”

Johnny wouldn’t be starting college for a couple weeks yet, but he was already talking all fancy, calling me “William” instead of “Billy” and wanting us to call him “Johnathan.” He’d even taken to smoking a pipe. It was annoying, but kind of funny at the same time.

He was right, though. Next month, he would be off to his freshman year and Dale had signed up for the Navy. I was the only one who’d be sticking around. I’d gotten a job as a welder at Cooper Metals right out of high school. Graduated on a Thursday afternoon and started working Monday morning. Even as a nineteen year old kid, I could lay down a stack of dimes like nobody’s business, so Mr. Cooper paid me well. Most of the other guys my age were still living with their parents, flipping burgers or washing dishes. I was already renting my own apartment, a one bedroom over McKinny’s Shoe Store, and had just bought a truck. It was used but still cherry. Not a speck of rust. With Dale and Johnny both moving on, though, this would be the last time the three of us would have the chance to summon the Shimmer Witch.

Harrow Lake was up in the High Woods, a forest that covered the river bluffs overlooking our little burgh. It was the source of Bull Run, which flowed downhill and emptied into the Allegheny River on the eastern side of town. On a map, the lake was just an oblong blue blob with no name. We called it a lake because it was too big to be a pond. I have no idea where the “Harrow” part came from. There were no roads up there and, even on the hottest summer days, the spring water was too cold for swimming, so not many people bothered with the hike up to the lake. But there were places along its shore where a guy can reel in as many crappie and smallmouth bass as he can carry. I li

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