The Black Grouse vs Black Bottle - first review(s)

So I saw the request and it sounded like a good idea since I have both on hand. I've finally decided to post a review. Still newish to scotch and the tasting notes thing is still difficult.

I burned my tongue a couple nights ago on some hot tea so the tasting notes are probably slightly off. But I've had both of these for a while now and know my feelings on them in general.

The Black Grouse 40% abv.

Blend from Famouse Grouse, supposedly with some Islay mixed in to make it similar to JW Black. Does have some grain alcohol that I can tell is there.

  • Nose: Sweet, light Citrus, Sour Apple, Very light Smoke

  • Taste: Sweet but not like others I've tried, more Dry than sweet really, slightly fruity, oak. No smoke.

  • Finish: Short, very short, however pleasant. No smoke for me. No alcohol burn.

I like this blend quite a bit. It is a nice go to, cheap scotch that is inoffensive and easy to drink on nights that I don't want something that really kicks me in th

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Review #22: Hanky Bannister

Hullo chaps!

I had a little trip across the German border today, and so I grabbed a bottle of Hanky Bannister in the Duty Free. Just because it was like $10. Skål!


#Hanky Bannister, NAS, CF, CA#


Nose:
Too sweet, artificial banana, grain.
Blech! Reminds me of a weak Famous Grouse. Definitely some young Highland Park in this.

Taste:
I was really not looking forward to tasting it... It's sweet, artificial banana, young, greasy, stingy, maybe a slight bit spicy.
No me gusta...

Finish:
Uncomfortably long...


#52/100#


Don't buy this. Don't drink this if offered. I'm gonna get shitfaced on the entire bottle tomorrow, and never look at it again...
Goodnight!

EDIT: 52 is too high a score. Call it 35 instead.

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The HEL Jumper [Chapter 3.21]

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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – Kurds in my way. Part 1.

That reminds me of a story.

We’re sitting in the Cigar Lounge in the Canyon Hotel in north-central Kurdistan, in the necessarily air-conditioned patio section, of course, drinking cold treble potato juice and citrus cocktails, with lime wheels, of course. We’re no savages. Double Wild Turkey 101 Rye shooters on the side, with full-pint Sapporo Black beer chasers, literally hiding from the brutish realities of this increasingly intensely foul year, two thousand and twenty, CE.

“Arr! Jesus Seafaring Christ on an indigo moonlit bay, Rolf”, I said, in a most exasperated tone.

“We barely made it out of there with our hides intact. How dare these sorry landlubbing fuckers try and sandbag a couple of Doctors of Geology and Petroleum Engineering by inviting us into their benighted little shithole of a country to fix their fuck-ups and then trying to dry-gulch us? Arrr!”

“Easy. Steady, Rock”, Rolf says, ordering another round as he sees I’m about to go off again.

Damn right I’m about

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The HEL Jumper [Chapter 3.19]

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Akella's Daily Sketchbook 6/21-6/30

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Gerard Dupuis looked up from his terminal as the door to one of the Event Horizon’s many civilian laboratories slid open. This one in particular was a short trip from his cabin, and featured a suite of tools for working on microbiological experiments. Given that he wa

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The greatest generation

My parents were helping my 94 year oldgrandmother organize her files and they came across this editorial letter my uncle wrote about my grandfather. I was 5 years old when Jim (we called him Jim not Pop-Pop or Grandad) passed away and I have little recollection of him.

Cpl. James D. Laudeman Jr- Part of the "Greatest Generation"

my father certainly would have scoffed if someone had claimed he was part of the "Greatest Generation" as defined by Tom Brokaw's book which came out after Dad's death... But in mind Dad definitely qualifies. I always knew that he had been a Marine during the second world war,but until the last 10 years of his life he never really talked about it at all and I never had the nerve to ask him about it. finally when I was an adult and had served in the Navy myself I gained the confidence to ask about his work experiences. by this time Dad knew he had cancer and seemed much more willing to share his past than when I was growing up I always remember those conver

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Went camping up in the Grouse Ridge area in California, and I'm definitely going back for the views. (OC)
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Coronation Day [Chapter 12]

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Chapter 11 Art: Bullets in the Night

Chapter 12: No Knock

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Commander Idris Octavia wasted no time, dispatching the team’s medic to Spot and Tark’s side the moment boots hit the roof.

“Alright, let’s have a look,” the gazelle demanded, holding up Tark’s frozen stump of an arm and examining it closely. He clicked his tongue, activating his helmet’s light. “Good enough, I’ll take it from here,” he reported as Spot grabbed the portable cover from the back of the medic’s pack and erected it on the other side of the three of them, ensuring that at least a decent range of fire from neighboring rooftops would be blocked. The roof of the Oro’s main base was fairly secure as far as he could see, with sixteen of his comrades fixing their rappelling gear to the edge of the building under cover of the

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Review: Whisky noob reviews 4 beginner bottles. Glenmorangie 10, Glenfiddich 12, Balvenie Double wood 12, Highland Park 12

I always thought I hated whisky. My typical experience was at university with the cheap bottles of Bell's, Jack Daniels or Famous Grouse with a mixer to take the edge off. The thought of drinking it straight? No chance. They all taste like crap.

About a year ago I saw a few bottles on sale whilst shopping and decided to give them another go. Chivas Regal 12, Whyte & Mackay and Glenmorangie 10. The Glenmorangie hit me instantly as something I actually enjoyed the taste of. I knew I liked the Glenmorangie but I could not really say why apart from "it just tastes nice". I started browsing this sub to look for recommendations to help widen my palate. Maybe I could also find something that tasted just as good?

All of these were drunk across multiple sessions, taking down notes each time. After I finished a bottle I also decided to compare what I listed down to the official tasting notes just to see if I was close. Some of my guesses actually surprised me! Whilst probably not the most

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Join the Navy and See New Places - CH3

Sorry this one is a bit late, I haven't been able to spend much time at the keyboard (yay for arthritis!). That said...on with the story...

-TG

First

Previously

Next


Dr. Tenzil returned with what he insisted was a large box full of ‘assorted language assimilation and learning tools’, and not a bunch of random stuff he found lying around his office.

 

The game of ‘name the thing’ continued as before, only running into difficulties with items Jorn didn’t recognise. As they progressed, the shipboard AI amassed a collection of proper nouns and a surprising amount of contextual detail from Jorn’s endless chatter. A quite understandable coping m

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[A3: Main] Operation August Song (Act 3) | Follow Our Brothers | SUN AUG9 1900 UTC

Operation August Song (Act 3)

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[A3: Main] Operation August Song (Act 3) | Follow Our Brothers | SUN AUG9 1900 UTC

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SITUATION

Exploiting a gap in Russian lines, NATO has launched a snap offensive into Chernarus. Charlie Company, the nearest reserve element to the AO, is spearheading the operation. Leading elements of Charlie Company entered northwestern Chernarus last night and began establishing a temporary base of operations, FOB Utah.

Early this morning, 2nd Platoon assaulted and secured the Radar Station north of Vybor Airfield and the town of Petrovka. 1st Pla

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The HEL Jumper [Chapter 3.13]

Book 1 of The HEL Jumper

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[OC] Walker (Part 5: Turning Point)

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[A/N: This chapter beta-read by Lady Columbine of Mystal.]

Over the next few days, Mik worked at familiarising herself with the various simulators that Kyle set up for his construction machinery. It was somewhat of a relief to find that even the catastrophic failure of an overworked gearbox wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic (or fatal) as the impromptu atmospheric re-entry that might just result from screwing up a low-orbit manoeuvre. However, given that most construction sites had people moving around on them, Kyle impressed on her that any mechanical mishap could lead to injury or death anyway.

A week later, after the machinery itself had been delivered and uncrated, it was time for her to get out there and translate simulator experience

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[A3: Main\] Operation August Song (Act 2) | Perilous Journey | SAT AUG1 1900 UTC

Operation August Song (Act 2)

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Exploiting a gap in Russian lines, NATO has launched a snap offensive into Chernarus. Charlie Company, the nearest reserve element to the AO, is spearheading the operation. Leading elements of Charlie Company entered northwestern Chernarus last night and began establishing a temporary base of operations, FOB Utah.

Early this morning, 2nd Platoon assaulted and secured the Radar Station north of Vybor Airfield and the town of Petrovka. Alpha and Foxtr

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[WP] Your name, age, height, weight, and race all flash across the T.V. screen. You look in horror as you see your dead body being dragged out of a river as a reporter announces that you've been brutally murdered by an infamous serial killer who has been on the run for years.

“Well, that was just awful,” I said, turning to look at Shelby. She had such a look of disgust on her face that it made me glad I wasn’t on the receiving end of it.

“Seriously, what the hell was that?” she said. She gestured to the scrolling credits on the TV. “Like, was that ending real? Am I high right now? Babe, please tell me I’m high right now.”

I shook my head, saddened. “I’m afraid that just happened. Those writers really shit the bed on that one, didn’t they?”

“I don’t know if I want to cry or throw up,” said Shelby, angrily reaching for her glass of wine. Her other hand remained on my thigh. I had my arm around her shoulders.

I smiled at her, memorizing the look of her cute face scrunched up in rage. Our relationship was the kind where it was so perfect I couldn’t even remember when it started. It seemed like my whole life I’ve been with her. No, she was my life. There was nobody else in the world I needed or wanted more than Shelby.

She caught me staring at her, and sh

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Sport shooting and hunting primer

With the uptick in new gun owners happening right now, I think one thing that doesn't get much love around here is people thinking of uses for their newfound possessions outside of defense. The best thing to do to get more skilled with your firearms is shooting them, obviously. Not only that, it'll make firearm ownership and enjoyable hobby, not some life or death scary thing you only do or practice to defend yourself, which in turn, will make you want to do it more, and get more people involved in it, not to mention keeping your. Multi hundred dollar investments from becoming closet dust collecting mechanisms.

Thing is after a while, static paper targets at the range get boring, and you are only going to get so skilled shooting from a bench in the seated position, or standing facing to a static target. The best way to fix this is to get involved with a shooting sport of some type. There's dozens of disciplines for every type of firearm, and they will mostly all help you in some way s

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So Black Library is abandoning the *Dark Imperium* trilogy and the Era Indomitus/Imperium Nihilus storyline in general, then?

The Dark Imperium trilogy was basically Guy Haley's novelization of the main arc of the new 8th edition lore and represented the farthest forwards time-wise that the "story" of 8th ed. 40k went.

The major 8th edition lore push, Psychic Awakening did not progress events any further than Plague Wars did. In fact, it went back and filled in some of the blanks in between the Great Rift opening and the time of Dark Imperium. GW even went so far as to declare that we were living in "The Era Indomitus" and their efforts would go towards filling in the blanks of Guilliman's Indomitus Crusade, where he reclaimed vast swathes of territory lost when the Great Rift opened.

IMO, this new narrative focus was fine. There was a fair bit of grousing at the outset of 8th ed. when the storyline leapt 200 years or so ahead from Gathering Storm and the end of 7th. There were a lot of lacunae there where some interesting stories were left untold and intriguing questions left unanswered. T

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A lesson for the Xenoblade Community.

Hello fellow Xeno fans! I am super stoked and happy about XC:DE right now. Over and over in the past two weeks, every little fear I had about ways they might fail to improve DE or might make it worse has been allayed by diligent leakers (thanks community!). Future Connected, by all reports I've heard, is very good. We can now zoom in to first person. The models look great. The more I hear about all the QoL improvements, the happier I become. It really doesn't seem like they've made any big goofs yet, or failed to deliver any important QoL fixes we really needed.

But I want to talk a bit about the recent dust-up about the resolution and graphics of XC:DE.

Trouble in Paradise

I have seen a lot of threads on this sub by some jaded fans-- some of these people seem to have transitioned from expressing rancor over the new art style to grousing about the new graphics. There is a lot of talk about things such as visible pop in with the 3D models for grass and the game having trouble ren

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I need help with names for my fakemon region!

Hi everyone! So, basically what's going on is that I am making my own fakemon region. It is based on one of my favorite places in the world, Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). It's a beautiful place with great landscapes, amazing cities, and towns and beautiful, rich culture of mythology and traditions. But the problem is that I am not that great with names/concepts of pokemon, they all seem bland and boring, and all their names are just what they're based on and something to do with their types, and this region definitely deserves a lot higher standard than what I'm creating. Also, my starter pokemon are BAD, and when I say bad I mean BAD. They don't live up to the stereotypes that pokemon created (fire starters are based on an animal of the Chinese Zodiac (the remaining ones are Horse, Goat, Ox, and Snake) the grass starters are some sort of cool, extinct animal. And the water starter is buff-looking aquatic or semi-aquatic animals that usually have some sort of machiner

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Frame - People Are the Worst

If you take the back roads to or from the beach in Alabama you're guaranteed to pass three things: the sign that says Go to church, or the Devil will get you, Peach Park, and Opp, Alabama. I can't speak for the Devil, and Peach Park has the best ice cream, but Opp is almost as dangerous as Blackwoods Bend.

Sometimes the monsters are people.

I was nineteen, engaged, and well versed in the systematic murder of creatures that shouldn't walk the earth. From the man-wolf to the banshee in the bog, I'd seen a lot. Serial killers were something entirely different and new.

"How did you find me?" I asked the girl sitting before me.

"People talk. They say that you worship the Devil," she said, taking in a deep breath.

"He's only Devil adjacent," Marianne said, watering the plants in the kitchen window.

"I know a guy. So, what's the issue?" I crossed my arms, worn out from monster hunting the

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Excerpt: Manflayer] Free Extract

Context, following Fabius commitments to his legacy he must confronts his past colleagues to the art of flesh crafting.

Emil studied the sleeping god, and wondered what its flesh would taste like. He traced a fat finger through the condensation that covered the glass surface of the gene-vat, exposing the face of the being that slept within. It looked like a young man with narrow, angular features – not handsome, particularly. Then, Emil knew that he had little room to judge such things himself, given his own appearance. Emil was elephantine in his bulk. In all outward respects he was simply one more obese aristocrat in a galactic hegemony overflowing with such. But his creator had ensured that Emil was so much more than his appearance. Carefully cultivated rolls of fat hid slabs of gene-augmented muscle and bone. He had been born in a vat much like the one before him. He’d had another life before then. Before the Benefactor had made him strong. A life of hardship and privation. But t

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The HEL Jumper [Chapter 3.10]

Book 1 of The HEL Jumper

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Seil had reached its zenith in the sky by the time Lipper’s squad obtained a visual

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Training advice for tackling Cypress/Seymour?

Looking for a bit of advice for training climbs.

Last year was my first serious year of cycling after a decade or so of casual riding around the city. I started working at SFU and biking up the hill 3 days a week, doing about 3500km in 2019 before hurting my back in September and being out of commission into the winter. I know that's probably nothing "serious" for most of you on here but it felt like plenty to me.

Having done a bit of riding in the North Shore (including Grouse last year) I was naturally curious about Cypress/Seymour. Last week I decided to give it a shot so I rode over to Cypress. Let's just say, it got the better of me. I made it somewhere around 8-9km up Cypress Bowl Rd before I was out of water and just absolutely cooked (and yes, I brought two bottles). I definitely underestimated how much work it would be to get up to the start of the climb...

For me, it's a pretty big jump in difficulty between Burnaby Mountain and Cypress. Does anyone have any advice for how

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My wife and I bought a ranch in the mountains last year, and my neighbor had some interesting suggestions on how to manage our new land. Part IV: The Scarecrows

Part III

The shift from summer to fall happened fast. Seemed like it went from dry, mountain heat on September 1st to full on postcard autumn in weeks. The aspens exploded with yellow, fiery color, the evenings got crisp, the elk started bugling, the river flows slowed, the crickets were getting quiet, and the peaks were getting blankets of snow. Lucy and Sasha continued to grow close and kindle their friendship.

I guess Dan and Lucy had four encounters of their own with the ‘bear chase’ over the summer. Dan actually told me about how they’d designed the layout of their homestead in a way that made it so they always had a healthy lead on the bear chase. All four times that summer, Dan popped the naked man with his bolt action rifle, and the closest it ever got was 165 yards, “and that’s only because I was takin a leak when I heard the bastard,” Dan had claimed. They were very casual

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Some unique Duet pros and cons after owning it for a few days

So after some trepidation and initial grousing, I've decided to keep the Duet, even though I already own an X2 and Slate. I just wanted to bring up a few points that I haven't seen elsewhere (so bear with me, please!):

  1. It's the perfect device for IT folks on-call like myself. the size and weight are small enough that I can comfortably carry it around anywhere. And unlike an iPad, I get a full desktop environment with VPN , SSH, and remote desktop clients. Ok, this known already, but the surprising part is....
  2. .....how little it sips power. It comes with a 10 Watt (5 Volt, 2 Amps) power supply. I was originally lamenting the use of ARM versus Intel, but there's no way you'll ever see an Intel laptop that can be charged by an iPhone charger. I was able to charge it from another laptop's USB port. I also tried it in my car, which has a Kenwood head unit that supports Android Auto and Carplay. The unit's USB port was able to charge it! That's just crazy. So if I'm ever on-call and n
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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – Just take a hard left at Daeseong-dong…12

Continuing…

“I do not know, Rock”, he slightly slurred, as he was working on Yorshch number 3, “I have never before traveled out this far beyond the city.”

“Wait one.”, I demand, “You’re a 5th-year geology student and never been out of the city? Don’t you go on field trips?”

“They are forbidden.”, he smiled back, “That’s one reason I decided to go with you on your bus.”

I looked at Dax, Ivan, and Morse.

“Un-be-fucking-believable.” I uttered.

Even more un-be-fucking-believable was the “Rancho Bright Star” Motor Hotel. Right here, in the wilds of Best Korea.

We pull into the parking lot of the motel, and the bus parks down about 300 meters along the side of a small lake.

Yes, a small lake. Complete with piers, those goofy swan-boats you peddle along in, and paddle boats like these.

OK, let me try and set

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Been a while since I had a Gourda issue...

Hi all,
I used to haunt here a lot a couple of years ago, but things have gotten a bit easier to handle, well, until lock down happened.

Okay, so distance learning for little kids (like preschool age) is really, really hard, particularly when you have two of them, in different classes, with different activities. I've been doing my best to keep up with the activities the teachers assign, but 90% of the time, my kids have little interest in doing whatever it is, or participating in the daily video chats (on top of which, the scheduled time for these chats is when I get most of my work done). We've been doing whatever activities they want to do other than watching TV, but since I work from home and my husband is essentially getting a doctorate online, there is some serious screen time happening. I've accepted this; these are trying times. Guess who thinks I'm a horrible mom? That's right, Gourda.

And, because she's been inserting herself into my kids' academic careers from

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I'm a type one diabetic, and I went bear hunting alone in the forest for the first time. ** Based on a true story**

I’ve been an avid hunter and outdoors man my entire life, I remember hunting with my BB gun when I was in elementary school. I had just celebrated my 19th birthday, and just started renting my own apartment recently. I’m finally living life independently and i'm becoming a real adult. It’s April so that means the snow has melted and i have been in quarantine for over a month now. Thankfully I have a job in the postal service working warehouse, so i'm an “essential worker”. I can pay my rent, But unfortunately I’m a type one diabetic and I need to pay big money for my medicine. I've been short on money for months before the pandemic and every penny counts. And on top of that my deep freeze is almost empty, it is usually full of wild meat from my hunting. usually there would be more but I have given a lot of my meat away and cooked the rest. I don’t have the money to pay for my food, and the food banks are empty in the midst of the pandemic. I would honestly feel bad taking from a food b

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Robot Robinson Didn't Point SAR Towards the Engine, He Pointed SAR Towards Judy Robinson

"So far we have been assuming that the robots were after the engine, because that is what Maureen Robinson assumed and stated. However, Maureen is shown to be wrong about everything except her job."

There

Three months ago I made this post asking if the Robots were after John Robinson instead of Scarecrow's engine, but that theory had a few gaping holes in it, namely that

One: SAR passed right over John when he was trapped in the Jupiter fragment at the end of season 1 and boarded the J2 where the engine was.

Two: Mohawk and the silvers went after the children on the T8 instead of following John on the J2 at the end of season 2.

However the conce

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Galacticum: The honeypot initiative

One year after humanity joined the Galacticum

Sitting in lab 31 of the Galacticum Special Projects Division

"Do you remember the "bait ship" proposal we floated a while back?" queried Stanav of his associate Harqun "The one where we'd bait pirates in and destroy them without a trace?"

Harqun responded "the one that the higher-ups shelved due to the uncertainty of the principle?"

Stanav walked to the center of the room and started writing on thin air "Let's go over it again" he said.


  • Get a retired heavy cruiser from the military. You know, a heavily armored bastard with dozens of missile/mine tubes and even more laser/kinetic emplacements. The kind of ship that'll shrug off almost anything but a direct hit with a fusion weapon.

  • Gut out its primary bridge. Install mission-specific modules there.

    • Module one: A military grade holomodule. Havta wire holoemitters all throughout the ship to go with this.
    • Module two: A military grade electronics warfare module; one
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The HEL Jumper [Chapter 3.5]

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“Oh my god oh my god oh my god,” Alice muttered rapidly under her breath, walking the short distance to the temple of Kel with her brother and Veera. She was thankful he’d brought her a small, yet hearty and fresh breakfast. Her butterfly-filled stomach didn’t feel capable of handling an Event Ho

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[Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0026

PART TWENTY-SIX

Llyr wasn’t normally the kind of man to let others speak for him, but in this instance, he was willing to let Sam deal with his roommates. It was giving the lad a feel for what would definitely be his future.

It also gave Llyr the chance to watch Ivy more closely. He didn’t want to be her enemy. He admired her. He’d always admired her. But to watch her sitting in the lounge chair, watching the world she had so carefully crafted fall apart around her, he couldn’t help but feel for her. Her shoulders were strong and her back was ramrod straight, but he knew her tells. The twitch of the right-hand corner of her bottom lip. The matching flinch of her left eyelid. Even the flex of her little fingers as she tucked them under her palms in an attempt to keep them still. ‘Aw, babe,’ he thought to himself. She was never going to win against the Nascerdios in Sam, and it slew him to see her struggling with that.

And because Llyr took a step back, Boyd’s assertiveness towa

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[Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0036

PART THIRTY-SIX

When Llyr took a bite of the cake, he'd done so more as a favour to Sam than with any expectation of actually enjoying it. Nothing against Robbie or his cooking, but in his own headspace, Llyr just couldn’t picture a stripper/sex worker being able to produce something of the quality he was used to now that he was no longer Bob the Hobo.

Which was why he had to endure the bark of laughter that came from Sam a second later and even Ivy was fighting a grin of amusement. “Tolja, dad!” Sam said, biting into his own thick slice of cake.

“What in the realm is he doing, wasting his skills as a stripper?” Llyr demanded over his mouthful, for the cake really was that good.

“He enjoys it, dad. Getting the women all hot and bothered, and then being paid to take his choice of them to bed. He sees that as a win/win.”

“I just hope he’s smart about it,” Ivy said.

The way Sam’s eyes glazed over, Llyr could tell this wasn’t the first time she’d said it. “He’s fine, Mom. The las

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Starry Heavens, Starry Hearts

A prequel of some sort to my other series, occurring during the war against the Sirens. This is also a repost from an old account.

...Why am I even telling you this?

Some of you might have read this already; in that case, feel free to ignore it.

Others, feel free to downvote. Come on, I know you want to. Please. I'm begging you.

(-)

“Oh look; it’s Kaga-san over there. Hey! Come over here, would you?”

Kaga, who is currently wandering aimlessly on the festival grounds definitely looking as if she doesn’t want to be there, flinched upon hearing someone calling her out loud. She recognized the voice―that annoying voice.

Does she really need to be that loud? I wasn’t that far away, Kaga groused. Still, despite herself, she turned towards the source anyway and saw Akagi, clad in yukata, waving at her and being annoyingly exuberant as always. And like usual, her older sister Amagi is nearby, calmly and keenly observing the surroundings while also keeping a watch on children running

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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – Just take a hard left at Daeseong-dong…9

Continuing...

“I say that you’re way the fuck out of line, Chuckles. Are you an educated, experienced, fully licensed and internationally renowned master blaster?” I asked.

“No, but…” he tried to continue.

“But nothing, Scooter.” I said, “What, other than your insane xenophobia and nationalism, causes you to come to such unfounded, not to say stupid, conclusions?”

He looked down at the deck. Evidently, he was not used to being challenged in such a manner. He realized he walked face-first into a metaphorical wood chipper.

“I’m waiting for your answer, pally.” I continued.

Still nothing. He was either deep in thought or ill at ease from newly soggy undergarments.

“Want to know why I chose what I did? Fine, meet back here in 15 damn minutes.”

He looks at me with a most perplexed, and ignorant, look on his face.

“Dax, Cliff? I need you.” I say.

We go back to the weapons locker and I explain my idea.

“Let’s load a case of typical, TYPICAL Chinese-made dynami

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This Is So Intended For Me!

YES! It is SO GOOD, AT LONG LAST, to have finally identified the strange disease affecting my very, very, VERY dysfunctional family! My family unit was comprised of “Dad”, a man who did very little but sit in his chair and yell, a man who had to suffer the births of three daughters until he FINALLY got the son he wanted, and subsequently barely noticed the other children in his house unless of course it was his mealtime and OF COURSE expected one of his daughters/servants to immediately provide him with food. Yeah, and there was another area in which my “father” tended to blur the line between daughter and wife. (Take a wild guess what I’m implying by that.)

Then there was “Mom” - who as long as I can remember groused about having to raise children she didn’t actually order (except for my brother Tom, of course, he actually HAD been ordered). But me she constantly attacked. I came home from school one day and was hit with: “You know, Lois - we didn’t think we’d be raising children a

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I found something terrifying and unexplainable while hunting a couple weeks ago

I am an avid upland bird hunter who lives in Oregon. I have a flushing dog I trained to hunt. An English Setter, Reggie, who I take out most weekends of the hunting season to look for pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, or ducks. For the last three years, the only meat I’ve eaten from mid-September through the end of January has been the birds my dog and I hunt, plus the elk or deer I usually bag in during archery season. It’s something I’ve become pretty passionate about.

Two weekends ago was the end of quail, grouse, and partridge season, so I planned a day trip out to eastern Oregon. For those who don’t know, most of Oregon is essentially a desert. The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific is rainy and forested, and what most people think of when they picture Oregon. However, with the exception of a few small mountain ranges, two thirds of the state east of the Cascades is just sage brush, red rocks, and arid country for hundreds of miles to the Idaho border. While

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The cultures of Tamriel as a spotify playlist

Hi all, this is something I made for myself and I started to wonder if other nerds might enjoy it as much as I do. It started with just an album for each of the provinces/independent states in alphabetical order, but then I started adding more specific sub-cultures and it got huge. There’s a whole ass genre of fantasy music that I didn’t know existed.

~For those interested~ in what each artist represents, the rest of this post is just gonna be that

-Argonia—Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, Singing Earth. The culture of the Saxhleel is heavily inspired by real world cultures from South America, making use of drum and flute music and Tarahumara vocals.

-Cyrodiil—Empyrium, Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays. The heartland is the more traditional fantasy vibe of Nirn, ~lute~ music and English/Cyrodiilic vocals.

-Elsweyr—Ünol Büyükgönenç, Güzel Günler Göreceğiz. This has taken the role of being a sub-culture within Elsweyr, the less traditional, more metropolitan and lively side of the state,

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Offseason with Cidolfus: Pre-Draft Recap

#Pre-Draft Recap

I said I might do another one of these, time permitting. Little did I know that I’d leave my house only four times in the past month to go to the grocery store. I’ve found quite a bit of time hunkered down in my apartment. I think my dog is getting sick of me.

I know my wife is getting sick of me.

The Dolphins were active early in free agency. They made a lot of expected moves (at least in terms of what positional needs we prioritized) and some more surprising ones. This leaves the team in an interesting place headed into the draft .

In various discussions we’ve had over the past few weeks, I’ve tackled a couple cap questions, particularly in regards to the effective cap cost of rookie contracts as well as cap flexibility in 2021. In this offseason entry, I plan to address those topics and others to contextualize the way I see the draft shaking out.

If you missed any of my previous posts, find the links below. A lot of it is out of date at this point, but if you’d

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Animal sound in the woods...

EDIT: Thanks guys - yes totally a grouse!

My wife and I were out for a stroll in the forest yesterday and kept hearing this intimidating wildlife sound. It didn’t sound like it was coming from our immediate vicinity but our path led us around a turn and we could definitely hear that the direction it was coming from wasn’t changing (meaning we were circling around the source of the sound). The sound was intimidating enough that we got quite scared and ended up turning around.

I’ve been trying to figure out what it was that made this sound but Google and YouTube have let me no where so far - or rather to a lot of wildlife sounds that sound nothing like what we heard. I’m wondering if someone has an idea what this could be. If it’s the wrong sub please point me in the right direction.

The sound pattern was a series of the same sound repeating with increasing frequency (imagine a basket ball falling to the floor and bouncing - boom. boom, boom boom boomboom boboboboom).

My best desc

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[Confessions of the Magpie Wizard] Book 2: Demonkin, Chapter 25

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Book 2: Chapter 24 Book 2: Chapter 26

Are you new? You can start with the prologue of Book 1 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditserials/comments/dmamjx/confessions_of_the_magpie_wizard_book_1/

Do you want to start at Book 2? Here's Book 2's Prologue! https://www.reddit.com/r/redditserials/comments/ferfu7/confessions_of_the_magpie_wizard_book_2_demonkin/

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Nagoya, Japan

Thursday, June 16th, 2050

The next morning was supposed to be ordinary combat training. I say supposed to b

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"Why I killed Gandhi" part-II. The conclusion.

This post will attempt to analyze Godse's actions and reach a possible conclusion from his statement. If you haven't already read the part-I, go read it now.

“History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?"

Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Gandhi did not get a chance to write an autobiography. But he spoke for himself at the court of law.

Godse gave a detailed explanation for his act of assassination of Gandhi during his high-profile trial held at the Red Fort in Delhi. The statement, however, was kept away from the public by the hegemony of the Indian National Congress. Gopal Godse, Nathuram’s younger brother later published

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Borderlands 3 Cut Content: Sorted Audio and Assets Masterpost

Possible spoilers inbound! If you're cool with that, keep reading.

Since I noticed that Scooper stuff I found got super popular over here on reddit and everything's kind of getting out of hand on tumblr, I decided I should probably just share everything I've found so far in the game files. I'm not done sorting the audio files yet (there are still 28k of them left, have mercy), but I'll share what I have sorted at the moment + speculation as to what it is and what else. I'm the dude who also found the Krieg audio files, and accidentally leaked the Casino DLC. I am so sorry, Gearbox. In my defense, it was already on my computer, just begging me to look at it.

Here's a link to the google drive with everything in it.

I use umodel to look at everything and export the textures, so some screenshots I have of quests/models will be through that (I'll uplo

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HELP US!!!!! Homesteading

Hello, I'm 22 and living in a 3a gardening zone. I plan on buying property with my partner and beginning a "homestead" so to speak. We want to find someone who will work with us and really show us how to be more in tune with that side of living.

I use the word homestead lightly because our main focus right now would just be learning how to garden and raise hens. We're both in the trades, and grew up living fairly active outdoor lives. I also have some experience hunting grouse and other small game. Trapping is definitely an option for us so we could definitely use some expertise in that area as well.

Also I want to hear all the stuff about homesteading that sucks and you wish you knew before you began. It's important to us to learn this because we're not that far away from a time where living completely independent of everyday luxuries becomes obsolete. There are so many things we have to learn and we would love to have a solid understanding of this life and how to really make the be

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART REELIN’ 102!

Continuing.

All this went onto the expense report of the project. There were little known and less used codicils of each of these contracts that allowed some expenses for the support of the local indigenous population. I was going to throw this little, out of the way, Siberian out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere village a party the likes of which would be the stuff of legend.

Out of my own pocket, I ponied up the equivalent of US$250 and sent one of the porters out to the local liquor store and just buy the damned thing. Or as much of it as they could with the $250. Anything left, stop and buy a few kilos of chocolates for afters.

So, we had courses, drinks, bread, soup, afters…but where was the main entree?

Over at the bank of deep fryers, I showed the Russian Chefs how Shake-N-Bake worked; in this case, shimmy and fry.

Into the resealable gallon-sized plastic bags would go a couple of cupfuls’s of my 14 secret herbs and spices concoctions, the one with bread-crumb base. Then, tak

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An Unexpected Trip - Sweet Dreams

And in this one, Eric makes a friend! Maybe!

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Chapter 15 - Alivarr - Eric Lonhardt

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Immediately upon returning to the Dancing Cove Inn, I paid for a meal and ate. I sat off on my own, trying to think through the new sensations I was feeling. I could feel everyone around me, as if their life was a pressure that only distance relieved. I was extraordinarily uncomfortable to say the least.

After a dozen minutes of slowly, methodically eating, Lira sat heavily across from me.

“You still feel this… Pressure? Weight?” She asked, her hand indicating where her heart was. I finished chewing while I nodded and tapped my chest.

After swallowing, “Yeah. It feels.. Kinda hea

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An Unexpected Trip - The One Where the Author Provides Exposition

As with the Discovery, I will now be posting as I write. So... That's happening.

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Chapter 10 - Alivarr - Eric Lonhardt

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Several days passed while I recovered in what I later learned was the Dancing Cove Inn. During this time, I also learned a number of important things. Firstly, the world in which I now resided, was apparently called Alivarr. Weird but alright. Second, I was fucking broke.

None of my money was worth anything, and after the second day, I was told that my most valuable possessions seemed to be my bag, and my weapon. Apparently this world used the coin system, just like the movies. There were copper, silver, and gold pieces. Each had two different sizes, with the larger size

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[OC] What if every NBA team was renamed after their owner's name?

Inspired by this post, I have proposed a new method of renaming NBA teams. For those that don't know, when the Charlotte Bobcats were created, it was believed that they wanted to share the similar "cat mascot" as as the Carolina Panthers (who also play in Charlotte). However, it was speculated that Bobcats was actually chosen as the team name because the owner Robert "Bob" Johnson reportedly wanted the team to be named after him. So if all NBA owners decided that they wanted to become like Bob Johnson and rename their teams based on their own respective name, how would the NBA team name landscape change? I also provide some critical commentary along my preferred rating of the new team name that may/may not persuade the owners to follow suit.


Atlanta Ants: Antony Ressler

Everyone's 2nd favorite house pest (besides coc

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Inheritors of Eschaton, Part 6 - The Lone and Level Sands

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> ^(The desert bears its scars with quiet dignity. They are old wounds, but the land’s long memory is written in unyielding stone. Many seek only to ease their passage while forgetting an essential truth: the old paths tell the story of our battle against the land, and seldom have we lost more decisively.)

> ^(Tasjadre Ra Novo, Jesa Sagoja: Zhetam Asade)

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“How many?”, Grande asked. The captain’s face was grey and his eyes bloodshot. He drummed his fingers compulsively on the table in front of him.

“Twenty-seven,” Sandy replied solemnly. “Everyone that was sleeping in the easternmost tent.”

Grande shook his head angrily. “Where the hell were the guards?”, he growled.

*“They’re included in the twenty-seven,” Sandy said. “It happened in the interva

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The Discovery - Chapter 10

Here is number ten. I'm really starting to run out of things to say at the start of these.

"Example" - Normal Dialogue

<Example&gt; - Ship to Ship Communications

{Example} - Higher Dimensional Communications

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Chapter 10 - 2072 CE - UCS Inquiry - Coalition Space

7 Months after Discovery

Preparing for detachment from Atlantis.” Captain Torres’ voice came through calm and measured over the ship wide speakers. Jason and Hailee spared a glance to the ceiling before grabbing the table in between them. They waited in a momentary tense silence, counting down. After a long minute, the ship suddenly seemed to shudder.

“I really wish we could get around to fixing that.” They both turned

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Thinking about Red Mage glamour options

I noticed that there’s a bit of grousing about how Red Mages by and large have to contend mostly with robes for glamour on account of sharing their gear set with Black Mages and Summoners. I can definitely understand this, in light of previous iterations being full-bore warrior-mages—typically able to wear mail. I do wonder why Square didn’t give them at least leather, if not mail (plate’s right out); conflict with the high-power ranged conceit?

Anyway, at least graphically there’s at least one piece of mail out there, the Brightlinen Cyclas (pay attention to the torso sides). Also, the Hallowed Ramie Doublet is not exactly a robe, and may have a Pimpernel quality going. The red cravat helps.

This admittedly is primarily looking at the Market Board. Do we know of other non-robe options from ShB dungeons?

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Respect Captain Planet (Captain Planet and the Planeteers)

"I'm your powers, magnified! Haven't you heard the song? Captain Planet, he's our hero..."

The world is in peril. Waking up to see pollution running rampant and threatening to destroy the planet, Gaia selected five children from around the world to be her champions. Each Planeteer getting a ring that let them wield a certain element (or 'Heart'), they went off to stop catastrophic events which would result in the extinction of an endangered species, render a river undrinkable, cause a nuclear power plant to blow up, and so on. But, all too often, they found their individual powers weren't up to the task. They needed to let their powers combine, summoning Earth's greatest champion: Captain Planet. While his presence renders their rings unusable, he's capable of everything they could do and much more.


#Legend

Nothing - Captain Planet and the Planeteers

TNA - The New Adventures of Captain

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART 84

Continuing

So I look around the locker. Dynamite, Primacord, blasting caps, raw nitro, cordite, Tannerite, and lots of old nasty leaky boxes of who knows what.

OK, that’s good.

I skootch the package as close to the locker as I dare. Well, not skootch, that could cause a spark or vibration. I pick it up gently and re-position it so that the package, which is basically one large shaped charge, is aimed at the very heart of the locker.

I’m breathing again. It’s positioned.

I gingerly press the test buttons.

“Oh, please let us be green,” I say to whatever Fates are listening.

Al informs me I’ve got 8 minutes of air left.

“NOT NOW!” I scream in my mind.

“Click, click,” I respond.

“Acknowledge transmission.”

The lights blink once, twice, thrice.

The systems are green! All green!

The power light continues to blink red monotonously. Just like they’re supposed to.

I key my in-suit mike: “Gentlemen, we have a heartbeat. I’m coming out.”

Here’s where even the best unex

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Ramen Diaries -0.1

This is a test vignette. I want to tell stories from outside the usual life of a Guardian. I've always been curious about the lives of the civvies in the City and how they might interact with Guardians, or their opinions on all the space adventure.

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Toru-9 always felt like he was bigger than he actually was. As if he was inconsiderately taking up too much space and was going to eventually break something with his bulk, or somehow crush someone in the elevator without knowing it.

Maybe he should have been a Titan. (But he’s actually not that big, even Tess is taller than him).

He tripped into the ramen shop, the toes of his shiny pale boots scuffing on the low stair at the entrance. Yoichi looked up from his prep counter, his fingers halfway inside a crab claw he was scooping for the tempura croquettes he was making. “Seriously T? You’ve been a regular for 2 years now.

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Help me begin an ambitious project! Start with: 1d100 (Boreal) Forest encounters

Alright, so I'm starting a project. I want r/d100 to help me create a series of tables wich include weather, herbs, and random encounters. Today we start with Forest encounters, specificly Boreal forests. These tables I seek to make will be somewhat specific, ranging from boreal forests to badlands, savanhas, cold bogs and hot swamps. All sorts of places.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest

Anyways, for it to logically fit into this list, rare things should be rare. This means, dragons and such probably wont pop up much. This was one of the problems with the Xanathar's tables (1d3 dragons, really?).Another problem was reusability. The tables where hard to reuse because of very specific events that appear (such as the army of dwarves requesting a toll, boulder in ground, etc). Encounters should be flexable/reusable. This is intended for low to mid level parties, but I am punishing to my party so it doesnt matter too much

Example 1:

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My personal ranking of Ash's Pokemon part 2! The top 25!

Link to part 1

And I want to finish this in one post, so let's not waste any more time.


#25: Buizel


At the very middle of the list, we come across... what might be the most fitting Mon to be in the very middle. Buizel has some really good performances and some really bad performances, and some good feats that get somewhat overshadowed by some of Ash's other mons.

It has a water gun capable of blowing up a really durable robotic arm, powerful energy blasts, an aqua jet with a lot of strength and speed, and [ice punch capable of stopping and KOing](

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[Confessions of the Magpie Wizard] Book 2: Demonkin, Chapter 7

Cover Book 2: Chapter 6 Book 2: Chapter 8

Are you new? You can start with the prologue of Book 1 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditserials/comments/dmamjx/confessions_of_the_magpie_wizard_book_1/

Do you want to start at Book 2? Here's Book 2's Prologue! https://www.reddit.com/r/redditserials/comments/ferfu7/confessions_of_the_magpie_wizard_book_2_demonkin/

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After the end of classes for the day, Mariko, Kiyo, Hiro and I made our way to the Sewing Club. Like most of the after-school activiti

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Peace Keeper--Part 3

Part 1here; part 2 here., seen this already? Jump to part 4!

Effigies

"What did you do?" Mieke screeched like a broken record, cycling the words over and over. She pounded forward, swinging her fists toward Freidrich wildly like a drunken boxer. “What did you do!”

"I saved your life!" He barked back. "I followed Amelie's wishes because-"

"Is what she wanted." Mieke's otherwise silent father finally spoke in an almost baritone grunt. "Is our job. We help Mieke safe."

The man's few words were broken English, but his meaning was clear. Amelie's husband had tears at the corners of his eyes as he stared the girl down.

"Mieke is everything. Without you--" Mr. Fisher sighed, contorting his face into one of heartbroken frustration. "We take you. We die for you, for Deutschland."

Will

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DEMOLITION DAYS, Part 45

Continuing

Apart from the geology, geophysics, and solid-earth tectonics on this leg of the trip, we were all going ice fishing. The ichthyologist was going to attempt to capture a Greenland shark.

Greenland Sharks, (Somniosus microcephalus), also known by the Kalaallisut name eqalussuaq, is a large shark of the family Somniosidae ("sleeper sharks"), closely related to the Pacific and southern sleeper sharks. The distribution of this species is mostly restricted to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean.

Greenland sharks are of the species which is among the largest extant species of shark. As an adaptation to living at depth, it has a high concentration of trimethylamine N-oxide in its tissues, which causes the meat to be toxic to humans. But we’re fishing for science, not for food.

Up around Scoresby Sound on the east coast, we’re off onto the attached sea-shelf ice to try our hand at capturing one of these odd creatures.

Greenland sharks can grow to

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EP screams I’m an alcoholic and that I should leave the grocery store.

Heya folks, yesterday I encountered another parent who thought they have superiority over me. They don’t. I can buy whatever I want, whenever I want because I am an adult.

Unfortunately for me, I got sick right after Easter weekend. I described it to my mom as your average flu with a drizzle of diarrhoea and sprinkled with tummy cramps. Fantastic. I’ve been working at home this whole week (bless my job) and didn’t get out of the house often. Yesterday, I was finally feeling a tad better, and my boyfriend suggested we meet up at our local grocery store to buy some dinner. Wonderful idea, it gets me out of the house and we spent a bit of time together.

On my way to the store, bf called that he was running a bit late due to the huge traffic jams in the city. Fine by me, I can wait. Next to our grocery store is a liquor store and I just received my salary. I had money $$$. Nah, not that much, but enough to sparkle the brilliant idea to buy me a bottle of whisky. Got into the store, picke

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Peace Keeper (2 of 3)

This KEPT getting removed from /r/SciFi and I have no idea why. I'll try again later, but here it is now!

If you want to see the rest, be sure to subscribe to /r/titaniteuniverse on the right sidebar. Plus, I've got lots of other stories I'll be hosting very soon.

Enjoy!

Effigies

"What did you do?" Mieke screeched like a broken record, cycling the words over and over. She pounded forward, swinging her fists toward Freidrich wildly like a drunken boxer. “What did you do!”

"I saved your life!" He barked back. "I followed Amelie's wishes because-"

"Is what she wanted." Mieke's otherwise silent father finally spoke. "Is our job. We help Mieke safe."

The man's few words were broken English, but his meaning was clear. Amelie's husband had tears at the corners of his eyes as he stared the girl down.

"Mieke is everything. Without you--" Mr. Fisher sighed, contorting his face into one of heartbroken frustration. "We take you. We die for you, for Deutschland."

William exhaled as he mov

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Two Weeks Vancouver/Whistler area - need help to fill in the gaps!

I've booked flights to Vancouver July 28-Aug11 from Toronto. We have a list of things we definitely want to do, but need help filling in the gaps or advice on places nearby we can check out in that time frame. We plan on renting a car, and staying at homes of people we know in Vancouver, but are attempting to do this as cheap as possible (hostels, renting camping gear perhaps, etc.). We are also doing a lot of hiking, but would love some rest days and time to explore Vancouver as well.

Things we definitely want to do are:

Sea to Sky Highway (3 days) - Hiking the Chief, Whistler Mountain, and either the Black Tusk or Panorama Ridge (we are planning about one day each for these, especially since the last one is a hard hike, with Whistler Mountain being the "rest day").

Vancouver - Grouse Grind, Golden Ears, Stanley Park, Mount Seymour, and Kitsalano Beach/West End

We were thinking of heading over to Vancouver Island, but it looks like the accommodation prices are pretty high unle

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Demolition Days, Part 38

That reminds me of a story.

By thought and dint of hammering, is the good work done whereof I sing,

And a jollier lot you’ll rarely find, than the men who chip at earth’s old rind,

And often wear a patched behind, by thought of dint of hammering.

All summer through we’re on the wing, kept moving by the skeeter’s sting;

From Texas unto Mongolia, with our compass and our little axe,

We make our way and pay our tax, by thought and dint of hammering.

We crack the rocks and make them ring, and many a heavy pack we sling;

We run our lines and tie them in, we measure strata thick and thin,

And Sunday work is never sin, by thought and dint of hammering.

Across the waters our choppers swing, o’er wind and rains triumphing;

Thro’ mountain passes our slow mules true, as if they owed us a heavy grudge,

And often can’t be got to budge, by thought and dint of hammering.

To array the ‘‘chiels that waunna ding’’, is our winter’s work far into spring;

Some people think us

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Theory: The goal of the new raid could be preventing Quria from granting the Vex its knowledge of paracausality

Considering Shadowkeep will feature hive and vex, with a raid taking place in the black garden, and all the setup for Savthun we've received, it makes sense to assume the raid will feature Quria, a taken vex mind that has been instrumental to Savthun's plans. But why would Quria be in the black garden? I believe it could be attempting to return to the vex and grant them its knowledge so that the vex as a whole may have the same understanding of paracausality it has, which would be instrumental in defeating beings of light and dark (currently one of the vex's biggest obstacles), and would require us to stop it. I will attempt to answer what I believe to be the most immediate problems with this theory in this post.

Can Quria betray Savathun?

Considerin the vex's goals, Quria attempting this would almost definitely mean it has betrayed Savthun. This would raise the question if Quria is capable of this despite being taken, which generally means losing all free will and identity. Here i

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AITA - Not helping my wife put away Costco groceries

Going to start this with I know I'm an asshole. In this case, I also know I am part of the asshole to blame. My wife wanted me to post this because she thinks it is all on me. I am willing to find out if the majority think with her or with me.

Some background so that you realize I am not here looking for relationship advice. My wife and I have been married for over 20 years and with dating up to about 30 years. Our relationship is anything but perfect and our primary dynamic is bickering. Also I am a certified Lazy POS and my wife is a workaholic who will invent work to do if she doesn't have anything to do. So there is a rub as well.

On to our story. Arrive home from Costco. Unload the car and get everything inside, either on the counter or stacked up just inside the door. Wife starts working on the kitchen items and I start lugging all the heavy shit downstairs and putting it away. I get done with the heavy stuff, see that she has about 7-8 items left and I go sit down and turn on

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Trip Report: Bartram Trail thru hike plus Cheoah to Wayah on the AT, Nov. 2019

Dates: 11/8/19 to 11/14/19

This was a solo thru hike of the Bartram Trail from Russell Bridge where Highway 28 crosses the Chattooga River (GA/SC state line) to Cheoah Bald, including the approximately 10 mile road walk through Franklin, NC. My original plan was to leave my truck on Wayah Bald for a resupply after the climb out of Franklin and shuttle from there down to Russell Bridge. After completing the Bartram Trail, I’d take the Appalachian Trail south from Cheoah Bald back to Wayah Bald, where I’d get my truck and head home. Rain was predicted for Wayah the night before I’d start and the forecast during the hike included chances of snow, so my shuttle driver was a bit concerned about the road to Wayah. I didn’t want to end up stuck up there after finishing the hike, so I decided to leave the truck at the Wallace Branch trailhead in Franklin instead. This added some miles to the end of the hike as I’d have to split from the AT and take the Bartram back down Trimont Ridge to

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Franchi Affinity 3.5 Elite vs Benelli M2 Field

Looking for advice...but first, some background.

I own a black plastic stocked Franchi Affinity - approximately 5 years old (pre-Affinity 3). Absolutely love this gun! It's been extremely reliable as long as I've owned it. Has had none of the issues most people claim to hate about inertia driven shotguns. One FTF "Benelli click" in it's life - my fault. Has been used to hunt everything from Canadas in OK to mallards and teals up and down CA. Busts clays, grouse and chukar. Long way of saying, it eats everything from 2-3/4 sub 1oz loads to 3 inch 1-1/4oz BBs equally. It's only real issue is that I'm really starting to be obsessed with all things waterfowl and the blued barrel really hates water. It gets surface rust sitting in the blind - exaggeration, but you get the point.

Here's the ask: Looking for a new (or new to me) inertia shotgun - don't necessarily hate gas driven guns - have shot Brownings and Mossberg - they were OK but I don't want to have to be obsessed with doing more

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[Song of the Venturing Owl] (Part 13)

New to this story? Click here for the Beginning


It took another day or two, about five days in all, before we were close enough to see land. The Captain gave me the telescope after vaulting up into the nest with the keen eyed crow and pointed at the mass at the very far distance.

“See that flag?” She asked.

I squinted and tried to adjust the scope until I could. Four lines under two triangles, like a staring face. “That’s a new symbol.”

“That’s the Academy’s symbol,” The Captain said. “They’re independent from His Majesty and from the Siren houses,” she explained. “Since they’re the only ones who can train Navigators, they have a decent bit of power. Not enough of it to remain perfectly independent, mind you, but enough to at least pretend.”

“What is so important about Navigators?” I asked. “I get they’re handy, but…? They’re just wayfinders.”

“Mm,” The Captain said. “There are pla

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[PI] [OC] Making Friends is Hard [1]

Link to the Writing Prompt: [WP] You are the most evil wizard in the land. Teams of people go on quests to find and kill you everyday. You disguise yourself as a regular wizard, and lead one of these teams in a quest to your home, because being an evil wizard is lonely business, and you just want some friends.

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Other Stuff I've Written

Keeping adventurers alive is hard work, especially when you’re the person that made the traps that kill them. Let me tell you, this was probably the hardest batch to keep undead. Oh. I’ve made a pun.

I was walking in the middle of the party, with Karthus the Paladin up front, Elmund the ranger second, myself third, Alana the cleric behind me, and Kilgore the Barbarian last.

We reac

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Demolition Days. Part 17

That reminds me of a story.

“FIRE IN THE FUCKING HOLE!”

Zwwipt! Goes the plunger of the venerable old Reliable blasting machine and the three trees that were annoying Farmer Green disintegrate into to fleecy puffs of fluffy powder.

“Jesus, Rock. What have those trees ever done to you? You wrapped them with Primacord like they were Christmas presents. Having a bad day?” Ike asks.

“Fuckbuckets. It’s this Tech School, it’s making me crazy.” I reply. “Fucking trees” as I pick a twig off my blasting helmet.

“Is it really that bad?” Ike inquires.

“Worse. I’m taking Geology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math. All at the same fucking time. They’re all AP-level courses. They’re a fucking grind.” I grouse.

“Well, sounds like someone needs a beer and cigar. C’mon over to Bertha (the new name for our company truck and no, I have no idea where that name came from…) have a sit-down and a cold one.”

“Like that’ll help.” I grouse further.

“Couldn’t hurt,” Rick adds.

Finishing all the paperwo

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Demolition Days. Part 12.

That reminds me of a story.

It had been a cold, grey, windy, blustery, blistering winter.

As usual for Baja Canada.

So much so, in fact, that all open river, lake and pond systems were freezing, and freezing fucking hard. As we all know, except for those certain little-latitude dwellers, the freezing temperature of water is that temperature at which the first stable ice crystals form.

The mean daily temperature was well below this point for weeks at a time. Now, hexahedral or cubic ice formation occurs when nucleation of liquid water passes the crystallization point of the water system. The nucleus formed constitutes an ice embryo with the radius "r" where the Gibbs free energy is due to the surface contribution, not crystal formation, and to its volumetric contribution, which favors that formation. That is, via the following expression:

G = 4pr2g – (4pr3 Gv / 3Vm)

Where g is the surface free energy, Gv is the molar free energy change associated with the fluid-solid phase

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75W PSU Update - Working [well] , had a good discussion with Nanoleaf

I posted this a few weeks ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nanoleaf/comments/e5147s/warning_nanoleaf_accessories_75w_psu_misleading/

Wanted to marry this to my nanoleaf pictures/set-ups as I'm almost done, but have a few more tweaks before I post my set-up. So I'm just going to bullet point the discussion I had with some Nanoleaf engineers over the issue.

TLDR; The 75W PSU works and works well, the support answer I got was partly off in that it *does* support 75 panels BUT you must have only 75W PSUs or 25W PSUs on your installation, not a mix of the two.

- Hats off to the support team and engineers; working in a similar industry I can say that balancing customers, engineering teams and marketing at a company is extraordinarily difficult, especially when it comes to correctly escalating the issue. They identified the issue and got me on the phone with some designers to tro

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A Small Collection of LERFs and Lesbian Advocates Talking Like TERFs and Trans Advocates, 1967-1979

This one goes out to all my nutter trans-inclusive RadFem sistahs us young fools forget existed in the 1960s/70s.

Part 1: LERFs Smear Lesbians

Lesbians are Male Oppressors:

>Within the "left" flank of the so-called feminist organizations (in "women's liberation" and "radical lesbians") there were and still are all those incredible claims of groovy and liberated all-female "alternative lifestyles," of women who were so "strong" they no longer "cared" about men even though they were still living in the same world as men, the man's world, in fact.

~Kathie Sarachild and Barbara Leon

>The leftist women thought of us as support troops for their dogma; the lesbians as potential sex partners, the sum of these two attitudes - followers, supporters and sex partners - is exactly the same as men's attitudes towards all women.

~Patricia Mainardi (Lesbians as Sex Perverts bonus!)

>Because lesbianism involves role-playing and, more important, because it is based on

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First Hunting Trip - looking for tips (Ontario)

I just got back from my first hunting trip. I moved here from out west this summer and don't have anyone to hunt with so I had a solo trip. I have only been hunting for 2 seasons and always with a more experienced friend back home. I have some things that I'd love opinions and advice on. I hunt in central Ontario travelling from Ottawa btw.

  1. Back home I found most people hunt Grouse on the ground with a 22 or maybe a 12g. Every time I look up Grouse hunting in Ontario on web forums or in articles there seem to be a lot of people who frown upon shooting them on the ground. Is this the majority viewpoint here?

  2. I was jump shooting ducks and geese this weekend from a kayak. I loved the experience but definitely had trouble getting close to the ducks. I have only ever shot a duck once at it was overhead at about 10m from the ground. I got about 9 shots off in total over the course of the trip. I was using either a modified or full choke. I think I was shooting in between 40-55m but

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Demolition Days. Part 15

That reminds me of a story.

We now return to our regular story, already in progress.

Rhonda pipes up to me: “Oh, Doctor Rock. Thanks to your tutoring, I got a B^+ on my Chemistry final. Thanks ever so much.”

“Hey. No problem. Anything I can do to help” I replied.

“Oh, yes” she continued, “My father wants to speak with all of you.”

Ron bristled.

“In regards to…what? “ Ike asks.

“Well, he’s a dairy farmer over in the next county and had bought the next-door property. He wanted to wait until spring to clear the land for new cow pastures. We’re buying some European cows that are supposed to be amazing milk producers. He wants to knock down the two sheds, a barn and all the trees there to be able to plant alfalfa for them before they get here.” Rhonda explains.

“Why does he want to talk to us?” I queried.

“Well” she continued, “He was talking with your Grandfather Hap at his shop. He was having some farm tools fixed and the subject of his new land purchase came up. One thing l

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$25k/month selling watches.

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.

Today's interview is with Ronnie Teja of Branzio, a brand that sells watches.

Some stats:

  • Product: Watches.
  • Revenue/mo: $25,000
  • Started: January 2018
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hey guys, my name is Ronnie Teja and I am the Founder and CEO of Branzio Watches.

I work with a 100% remote team of over 10 people, and my main base so to say would be Vancouver, Canada. I started Branzio with an inspiration to provide men and women quality watches for a good price with the best service possible.

My focus is primarily men's fashion watches, which are made with the best quality materials which we source to China to assemble the watches. Our watches are designed here in Vancouver, BC and manufactured in China.

My customers are young men wh

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Grand Design, Part 37

First | Previous

Ysl hung brown and muddled against the stars, peering through the viewports of the bridge. The faint trace of light from a departing shuttle streaked against it briefly before disappearing into the murk, drawing a nod of satisfaction from Jesri. “That’s the last of them,” she sighed, slumping back into her chair.

Anja closed her eyes and leaned back, pinching the bridge of her nose. “Finally,” she grumbled. “Herding civilians is bad enough when they are not on your ship.”

“Refugees,” Jesri admonished her. “Give them some allowance for circumstances.”

Anja opened her eyes to look tiredly back at her sister. “I did, sister,” she said flatly. “They used it. I will never fail to be amazed at how quickly the goodwill from a rescue wears off when people find themselves discontent with their food or bedding.”

Jesri shook her hea

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Wrong bottle? - Glen Moray

Just bought a bottle of Glen Moray Elgin Classic from Asda today. I usually like this drink but opened the bottle and its definitely not the usual.

Normally it is not peated at all but this is. Tastes more like Grouse smoky black. Its not even the correct colour. Normally it is light, this has a deeper redder tinge.

Could this have been a bottling mistake at the plant or something more nefarious like fake bottles? - it was on very cheap at 16 quid a bottle.

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Analysis of "Pais Dinogad", the oldest Welsh lullaby

This is an extremely archaic (Old Welsh?) text, but someone has recommended it as an interesting challenge which I'm picking up.

The thread where this challenge originated - Pais Dinogad - Oldest Welsh Lullaby - with more links and explanation.

I'm relying on this page as a source: https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/geraint.jones/rhydychen.org/about.welsh/pais-dinogad.html

>Peis dinogat e vreith vreith

"Peis" is a form of "pais" which means "coat".

"Dinogat" (or Dinogad) is a name. Not sure why in modern translations the final "t" turns into "d". Either just the evolution of the language (or spelling) or it actually means something... I don't think the name has survived into modern language in any form, though.

"E", I think, is a form of "bod". Maybe the modern

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Don't visit the Bad River Indian Reservation

I don’t know if I’ll survive the night out here, so I’m trying to post this story on July 16th, 2017 in the hopes it gets back to my family. The news needs to know about this, and if… when I die, I won’t be able to tell anyone else. I just pray someone finds my phone so it can get some fucking reception and warn people about the Bad River Indian reservation. I want anyone who finds this phone, or happens to read it, should my connection be good enough to get this post through, to have the whole picture, so I may as well start from the beginning.

A nice, long weekend of solitude is what I needed to unwind and to get rid of this writer’s block, and I couldn’t think of a better place for that than the northern woods in Wisconsin. I would often make the five hour drive up there on four day weekends and stay with a friend in Ashland or Rhinelander to pass the time. It was the middle of July, so there weren’t too many holidays coming up that would drive up hotel prices in the area. So, I ho

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Supervillainy and Other Poor Career Choices - Chapter Six

I am one with the table. The table is one with me. I am one with the table. The table is one with-

A round winged through the table, narrowly missing Erich’s head as he clutched his pistol. He promptly dropped even lower, doing his best to imitate a worm burrowing into the earth.

“You know, after our last little scuffle, I was kind of expecting something a bit more impressive.” Gravity drawled as she casually plinked away with her laser pistol. “Are you going to get up and shoot any time soon?”

Erich looked at her like she was stupid. “Would it achieve anything other than me wasting ammo?”

If her upgraded laser pistol wasn’t getting through the Crusher’s shields, his pistol didn’t stand much of a chance.

“Might distract him from me for a few seconds.” She shrugged.

Hard pass. He was hunkering down and letting the career criminals do the fighting. A decision that was only reinforced by the sight of Sarah diving to the side as a spray of machine gun fire pelted the pillar she had

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Respect Pikachu (Pokemon Anime)

#Pikachu

Trainer: Ash Ketchum

Type: Electric

Weaknesses: Ground

Resistances: Flying, Electric, Steel

Height: 1'04"

Weight: 13.2 lb

I think you know who this guy is. Mascot of the Pokemon franchise, and longtime companion of Ash Ketchum, this electric mouse is a force to be reconned with.

For more info see The Index/Description in the comments.

The body of this thread will cover Pikachu's moves and ability, base physicals, and current moves. For other feats you can scroll down or click the following: Past Moves, Z Moves, **[Misc](https://www.reddit.com/r/respectthreads/comments/c22a7b/respect

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Scouting Grounds Primer: Comprehensive Player Preview

What’s up guys, my name is Hyper10sion. (Ignore the reddit name I cannot change it) Today I am bringing you a primer for the players who are taking part in Scouting Grounds, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they stack up currently to one another.

You may be asking: Okay how would you know all of this? Good question. I am a caster for the high elo amateur scene, and have casted many of these players in leagues such as Upsurge Leagues, Dark Star Gaming, PlayerOne Esports, AVGL, and Alienware Gaming Arena. I have also researched the state of the current academy scene through my time in the Clutch Gaming Caster Competition, of which I was one of the two winners.

Before we get started here is a link to the official Primer by Riot: Primer
Alright now onto these players. Below is a list of the players at scouting grounds.

Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Jenkins Met
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TR - Onion Valley to North Lake on the JMT/PCT in the snow(6/15-6/20)

It’s sure taken me longer to put this report together than I anticipated, but anyway.I had a free week in mid June and decided against all reason and better judgement to go out and suffer my way through 60ish miles of hiking in the Sierra in some of the heaviest June snow of the last half century. It was hard, it was tough but it was so incredibly worth it. The trip combined the best of on and off trail hiking, there was some challenging route finding, tricky passes and crossings, a little bit of danger, some serious commitment and also some great company from the people I just happened to run into along the trail and the safety having other people around. My route was to enter in from Onion Valley over Kearsarge pass to the PCT and then follow it north over Glenn, Pinchot and Mather passes to Leconte Canyon and then exiting over Bishop pass to South Lake. My plan was to do it in 5 and a half days (5 nights) although because of the snow and high water there weren’t any viable bail poin

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Supervillainy and Other Poor Career Choices - Chapter Fifteen
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“Well this is a bitch and a half.” Gravity murmured as she sat at the meeting table.

Sarah sent a glare in her half sister’s direction, but ultimately couldn’t argue. It was a bitch and a half.

“Any news from Hard-Light?” Erich asked tiredly.

“Fortunately for you, no.” Sarah said acidly, seeing an outlet for her irritation, as she looked over the map.

It was much changed from that morning; the red markers that had once indicated Brotherhood business and residences were now divided into yellows for New Brotherhood and black for True Brotherhood.

And there were significantly more yellow markers on the table than black.

Including a number of new ones that Integrity was all too happy to point out. Though Sarah was going to be sending out some of her own people to confirm that fact. The events of the last two days had only served to reinforce that they needed far more information about what was going on in the city.

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Supervillainy and Other Poor Career Choices - Chapter Two

“Put a damn shirt on woman!” Erich shouted after glancing up from the display in front of him.

Gravity, the woman in question, huffed but made no move to cover her nudity as she broke the tab on a cold beer. “A lot of men would pay good money to see what you’re seeing right now.”

Erich’s scowl was audible even through the suit’s speakers, “A lot of men aren’t in the process of learning how to operate half a ton of power-armor while you flash them.”

Any other time he might have been fascinated.

He would freely admit that Gravity was an incredibly well put together young woman. Her chocolate colored skin tone was only accentuated by the low light of the garage. Under the artificial light source she all but glistened; a thin sheen of sweat coating her athletic form.

In all likelihood, she had just finished her usual morning workout.

Sighing, Erich gave up on trying to get the criminal to clothe herself properly and returned his attention to the task at hand.

Figuring out how to wal

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Respect Pikachu (Pokemon Anime: Sun and Moon Series)

##Main Pikachu Respect Thread

Previous Region: Kalos

And now time for the next region. Welcome to Alola!


#Pikachu

Trainer: Ash Ketchum

Type: Electric

Weaknesses: Ground

Resistances: Flying, Electric, Steel

Height: 1'04"

Weight: 13.2 lb

After returning home from Kalos, Ash and his mom received an all expenses paid vacation to the Alola region. While there they encountered the Pokemon School, as well as the legendary Tapu Koko who took an interest in Ash and gave him a Z-Ring. With all of this Ash decided to enroll in the Pokemon school while attempting to learn more about Z-moves, and thus Ash and Pikachu's adventures in the region alongside their new classmates began.

Note: I will be marking feats based on what season they occur in.

  • SM: Sun and Moon, the first seaso
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Grand Design, Part 33

First | Previous

“Okay, how about now?”, Jesri yelled, her voice barely audible. A hiss and click issued from the front of the cargo container as its door sealed shut.

Xim Len fluttered side to side, checking the screen of her handheld scanner as she made a slow circuit of the container.

“Nothing!”, she yelled back, her shrill cry echoing in the hold. No response came from inside the crate. She stalked around to the front in a huff of frustration, grabbing the door and straining with her slender arms to cast it wide open. “There’s noooOOEEEEEE!”, she screamed, dropping the scanner in her hand as it emitted a deafening shriek and lit up brightly.

Jesri hastily stabbed a finger at the transmitter in her hand and the scanner fell silent. She looked at Xim Len’s wide eyes and heaving shoulders in concerned silence for a moment before a grin snuck

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Honk Herons

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

The Honk Heron evolved from modern spear-fishing birds, and hasn't changed much in terms of anatomy. They are tall, stilt-legged birds with long necks, sharp beaks, and sharper eyes.

Honk Herons come in two primary varieties; the Bold Honk Heron and the Groused Honk Heron. Both species range from four to six feet tall depending on health and diet, but most of this is neck and legs. The beak is longer and thinner than a modern heron's, with nostrils at the tip. The only difference between the two is coloration; Bold Herons are solid colored, a bright white, yellow, orange, or blue. Groused Heron have a brown camouflage pattern similar to a female grouse, with the males having a few secret feathers that are brightly colored.

Males of both breeds are slightly taller and significantly more muscular than females. Honk Herons don't like to do their own fighting, but

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CliniQ/King's College Hospital in London does free blood tests for HRT

I've had a rough time getting blood tests in the past. GenderGP presented the options to me as "either you get one from your GP, or you can buy ones from us at £50 for each thing we need tested for". Which would've been £250 before T and £150 for each checkup. No thanks.

To start T I instead wrangled a blood test with my GP, who complained all the way saying "we really shouldn't be doing this, if it's a private clinic they should be doing it themselves". He conceded to get me the initial blood tests by putting them down as something else entirely (the NHS Health Check, which happens to test for the same things). He wouldn't be able to do the same for the upcoming checkups, testing specifically for hormones, and I suspected I'd really be pushing my luck to ask.

So that was a pain.

Three months on T, it was time to check my hormone levels for the first time. GenderGP wanted tests for estradiol, testosterone and full blood count. I'd surely have a ton of fun trying to wrang

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D1 grimoire cards that are relevant to Destiny 2

Cayde / Exo related

Ghost Fragment - Cayde 6

https://www.destinygamewiki.com/wiki/Ghost_Fragment:_Cayde-6_(Grimoire_Card)

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[Confessions of the Magpie Wizard] Book 1: Infiltration, Chapter 1

Cover Prologue Chapter 2

NOTE: REVISED ON 11/5. If you've already read the story, the actual impact on the overall plot is minimal, but there are some changes in emphasis.

Chapter 1

Pandemonium, Grim Horde Capital (Formerly Rome, Italy)

Saturday, March 19, 2050

The morning of my trial for treason was marked by an auspicious omen in the culture of the Grim Horde, an unexpected eclipse of the sun. Most of my devil brethren and the chattel races who served us were quite comfortable seeing in low light, and there was a primitive association of the sun with the Enemy. We saw the sun as His gift to His beloved children, and its lack being a sign of our despoiling His creation. I had never bought into that; how much could He possibly love humanity,

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[Walker] Part 5: Turning Point

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Over the next few days, Mik worked at familiarising herself with the various simulators that Kyle set up for his construction machinery. It was somewhat of a relief to find that even the catastrophic failure of an overworked gearbox wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic (or fatal) as the impromptu atmospheric re-entry that might just result from screwing up a low-orbit manoeuvre. However, given that most construction sites had people moving around on them, Kyle impressed on her that any mechanical mishap could lead to injury or death anyway.

A week later, after the machinery itself had been delivered and uncrated, it was time for her to get out there and translate simulator experience into real-world skills. Everything was set up, fuelled

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Homesteading & gardening

Hello, I'm 22 and living in a 3a gardening zone. I plan on buying property with my partner and beginning a "homestead" so to speak. We want to find someone who will work with us and really show us how to be more in tune with that side of living.

I use the word homestead lightly because our main focus right now would just be learning how to garden and raise hens. We're both in the trades, and grew up living fairly active outdoor lives. I also have some experience hunting grouse and other small game. Trapping is definitely an option for us so we could definitely use some expertise in that area as well.

Also I want to hear all the stuff about homesteading that sucks and you wish you knew before you began. It's important to us to learn this because we're not that far away from a time where living completely independent of everyday luxuries becomes obsolete. There are so many things we have to learn and we would love to have a solid understanding of this life and how to really make the be

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