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The Xan’thuilli ship hit us in hyperspace, lurking in the mass-shadow of a star and then striking as we passed by. We tumbled, flailing. Our hyperspace engines stuttered and cut out, and I heard the alarms as one of them failed. From the sound of it, something was on fire.

With a horrific wrench that almost made me shed my vestigial tail, the Promise Upheld was suddenly back in realspace. The alarms were still wailing, but our battleshields went up so that when the Worms slid out of hyperspace and slammed another attack into us, it splashed harmlessly into the void. However, a second alarm joined the first.

“Field calibration has slipped!” warned the shield-tech, an amphibioid from Deep Dreaming that was in the middle of its asexual cycle. Its name sounded like water gurgling down a drain, so we'd called it Burble. “We lost three-sixteenths in that hit alone

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[Song of the Venturing Owl] Ballad Part 41

New to this story? Click here for the Beginning

Previously on [https://old.reddit.com/r/redditserials/comments/hyu17d/song_of_the_venturing_owl_ballad_part_40/)

In preparation for making this available on additional platforms as well, I commissioned this image with Patreon funds! This image was done by https://twitter.com/onibaku1_5 .

Donations to my Patreon, paid for this image of the Captain drawn by this artist (A warning, they have an nsfw twitter as well, and I don't claim to have any input on what they draw.)

I recently won a discord contest, which resulted in this image.

Guess who develope

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"Refrigerator Portal" {Part 3} [Prompt Response]

{PART 3}

The stone path didn’t remain bare for very long. Sam didn’t bother to look for features after the first five minutes since he struggled against the cold. However, around him, the clouds were thinning, drifting wisps of gold revealing dirt and vibrant green. When the space around him was more grass than cloud was when he finally realized the change in scenery. Eager to feel something more solid than the clouds he’d imagined all around him, he rushed onto the grass. The moment his bare foot made contact with the verdant blades, they sliced smoothly through him.

With a yelp of pain, he staggered back onto the stone path cursing all the while. A glance at his right leg showed pinpricks of blood blooming from the flat of his foot. Sam did his best to wipe the blood away, but when it continued to flow he decided to ignore it. With hesitant movements, he moved his hand onto the bladed grass and felt the sharpened surface of one of the grass blades.

“This can’t possibly be Heaven,

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Review of Hecate by Hexennacht

Notes: Thorn-riddled blackberry brambles, Cabernet Sauvignon, sagebrush, dark patchouli.

Picture this: It is 62 BC. You are Chief Vestal. In two years, your term will end. You have never led this particular ceremony before. An image of the goddess is propped on a couch, as if reclining to dine. There are ritual taboos here, vital ones--no one must use the word 'wine', or have any myrtle branches, or use the word 'myrtle.' Above all, there must be no men present--not even images of male animals are allowed.

Around you, the most influential women in Rome drink and laugh. You have poured uncut ritual wine ('milk'), and the women eagerly imbibe. Female musicians play fashionable airs as you nibble finger foods, talk with your friends and watch the younger Vestals to make sure none of them are overindulging.

*The youngest amongst you gasps. 'Who's that?' She points at a person hanging back from the others, dressed in expensive but mismatched clothes*. Not talking. Not drinking

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The Annapurna Circuit: Trip report and guide (Intro and Part I)

Based on my July 2018 experience

This was not technically an ultralight backpacking trip. However, my experience on this trip was a catalyst to me switching over. I remember the clear difference between two fellow trekkers I met. One carrying 25kg of gear, the other only 7. The former I passed one day struggling up the trail despite him having several hours head start. He looked miserable. The latter never seemed as tired as I was and rarely stopped for breaks. My load was between the two but I wished it was much lighter.

This is also not a backpacking trip in the traditional sense. No tents or sleeping pads. Beds every night. You don’t cook your own food either. However, you could do those things on this trip as several other backpackers that I met attested. Regardless, it is an adventure that I think the ultralight community will appreciate as we all long to be back in the wilderness. Also worth noting: I am not sponsored by anyone. Any recommendation is simply based on my experi

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Fond Du Lac Jane Doe

Hello. I keep a personal digital "diary" of Jane/John Doe cases. I've decided to start posting them. This is the first one, I try to keep them as concise as possible. If you have any tips on how to make it better or subreddits where I can post it, PM me or leave it below.

  • Date of Birth: Approx. 1987-1994 (15 to 21)
  • Sex: Female
  • Location: Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of Death: Summer of 2008
  • Body Discovered: November 23, 2008
  • Manner of Death: Undetermined, presumed homicide
  • Height: 4’10 (1.47m) - 5’4 (1,63m)
  • Weight: 110lb (50kg) - 135 (61kg)
  • Race: Biracial, white or hispanic, native american or asian
  • Hair: light brown to dark blonde in color, 12 inches (30cm) - 14 inches (35cm) in length
  • DNA: available, as are dental records

Reconstruction 1 + Clothing

Reconstruction 2

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[Medieval reenactment] - Groups rejected over failure to enforce period underwear

First off, yes, the pun is intentional.

The hobby of Reenactment is focussed around creating, and showing to the public or eachother, a perfect representation of a historical timeperiod. Generally, reenactment groups pick a time of war, because playing soldier is more fun than playing starving peasant. A rather important definition: "Period-noun" means, "as used during the year being reenacted". So during an event showing 1624, period-socks would be socks as worn by someone in 1624.

Now, it's important to know different groups have different standards. Everyone has a "no visible modern stuff" rule, but some take this further, requiring period, hand-sewn underclothes, period sleeping arrangements and "true period food". The latter doesn't just mean "no pizza and fries" but also means "No broccoli, no tomatoes and no orange carrots".

Generally, events give out a general idea of what is and isn't acceptable. Generally, the standards are "no visible modern things", with exceptions and

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Bambi and Thumper vs. The Big Bad Wolf (ORIGINAL SOURCE MILITARY STORY)

Bambi and Thumper vs. The Big Bad Wolf

Does anyone remember watching one of the final scenes of the Lord of the Rings trilogy where Frodo and his fellow Hobbits Samwise, Matthew, and Perry (I’m not sure about those last two) are just sitting at a table in the middle of the festivities? All of the other Hobbits were celebrating the near impossible victory against the forces of evil while Frodo and his buddies where just sitting there, stunned and shocked that they were still alive. This short scene, which only lasts a few seconds, is my favorite scene of the whole trilogy because that one scene shows exactly what happens when soldiers return from a year of war. We would oftentimes meet at a drinking establishment and sit in stunned silence, amazed that we were still alive after all of the horrors we had experienced. This was the case not too long ago when I was with a few buddies. We were sitting in an unnamed gentlemen’s club out in the middle of the El Paso desert. Weird as it ma

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Trying to back into the onebag philosophy

Hope everyone is doing well. This is my first post, so don't be too harsh... :) . My question(s) may be a bit too general, and I know there is a ton of great advice from the community in the archive, some of which I've read. But I'm trying to orient myself in the onebag mindset, so I thought you could help.

I recently got the GR1 26L for EDC and love it. Lots to say about that bag, but will save that for another day (and probably better for the Goruck sub-reddit).

I packed my 26L GR1 for a weekend trip to the beach recently - Friday evening through Monday morning - and I frankly found it a bit challenging, though ultimately doable.

I know going minimal is ultimately about letting go, and brutally paring back, but I'm not sure I could manage it for a non-beach weekend trip. So I'm hoping for some advice. I'm also seeking advice on whether going to a 34L bag might be better (especially for longer trips). 40L seems way too big!

For my trip I packed:

**Large REI packing cu

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Husband (32M) advised me (30F) after 8 years together (16 of knowing each other) he enjoys cross-dressing and wants to be submissive, which is a complete 180 compared to who I've known him to be & how "we've" been up 'till now.

I've never posted on Reddit before, but, I need... something.

First and foremost: I have nothing morally / politically / etc against cross-dressing, transgender, homosexuals, or anything like that. Many people in my family are gay and my brothers even cross-dress and one does drag shows, I support it all completely. I've known my husband for nearly 16 years now, and we've been together for 8. He's always been a bit of a "hot head" and vocally judgmental, which are really the only 'flaws' I've had to address, and I've felt like we've worked past them. I love him so incredibly much and would do anything I ever could for him and his happiness, but I'm a bit "stuck"...

He has always been a self-proclaimed "manliest of men", and has always been very dominant (in and out of the bedroom). Personally, that's always appealed to me, complements my generally feminine/submissive nature all around, and I've fallen in love with him for who he is, he's my world and my best friend...

A few weeks ag

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Alone Redux: Chapter 2

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Redmond didn't know how long she’d been facing that landscape, it was as though time had frozen, she thought that maybe, perhaps, she had been dreaming, that this was some nightmare induced by the Stasis pod, but then she knew that that was impossible, and so assumed this was perhaps some cursed afterlife, a personal hell just for her.

This was all for nothing! her mind whispered at her. They died for nothing!

She shook her head to clear her thoughts, finally tearing her eyes away from the vista in front of her, albeit unintentionally. Ripped from that trance she found her mind clear. She could still salvage this, she realized, she could still make amends.

She took in a breath, inhaling as much of the air as she could before she slowly stood on shaking hands and knees, took one long look at the alien landscape, and smiled savagely as she spotted something she hadn't before.

She could see a crater in a h

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Once upon a time, a young redneck fellow was getting ready to venture to the big city...

Now this fellow was a virgin, so his buddies around town sure did like to tease him about it and have fun with him. He was curious about different things regarding ladies, so buddies would mess around -- tellin' him a few truths, a few more half-truths, and a whole lotta lies! When they found out he was goin' to the big old city, they wanted to have some sport with him one last time.

"Now you watch out for the ladies out in th' city!" one of his buddies said. "They're not like our girls! They gotta whole 'other mouth, right down in thar panties!" Our naive fellow laughed it off and thought "Naw, there ain't no way!" But he wanted to be sure...

When he got home, he saw his big brother workin' on the tractor, so he went up and asked him, "Brother tell me, is it true city ladies got a whole other mouth down in their underclothes?" Now this guy liked to pick on his younger brother, so he decided to mess with him, too. "Why, they most certainly do! As sure as an outhouse

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‘You couldn’t have been assaulted if you’re still friends’

This is a new throwaway I made since my buddies know my other account and first time posting on this sub but I had to get this off my chest.

Recently I was reading through twitter involving sexual assault survivors being harassed and doxxed after they came forward. The title was along the lines of one of the tweets I read and it got me thinking about a friend of mine that did things to me that I put up with because he was my friend and I kind of had a crush on him too.

He’d tickle me no matter how many times I begged him to stop, gave me unwanted hickies that I again begged him to stop. Always said ‘No means go’. So yeah he was that kind of person.

But then there was the time us and a group of friends decided to go semi-streaking. Everyone was in their underclothes and he ripped my bra off of me and laughed his ass off. I ran away and cried so so hard. I did get an apology from him and we were still friends until he moved out of state for work.

Were there things we did that I co

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I bit of my life story.

I knew from a very young age I wasn't supposed to be who I am. One of my strongest early childhood memories is of me in tears on the playground. I was crying because the girls had such pretty clothes, spinning around making their dresses and skirts twirl. I was wearing dull boy clothes, I lost a friend that day because I told him I wanted a pretty dress to make twirl too. The kid was five maybe six and he knew it was wrong for me to want a dress. I was aware enough to know not to tell anyone else.

A few years go by, I'm perhaps eight at the time, I remember hunting for a box of old toys in the attic instead I found a treasure trove of my sisters old clothes. I finally had a pretty dress and shoes of my own. At least for the next year or so, until I out grew it. I hid and played in the attic wearing that dress every chance I had. I even ventured on a walk around the neighborhood once. I remember thinking of myself as a girl when I did. All during my early childhood I'd take some of

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After playing fallout 4 and comparing it to Skyrim, I have a lot of hope for Starfield and TES 6 especially

A lot of people rag on the storyline of fallout 4 and for good reason, but they improved a LOT of mechanics and gameplay and immersion for this game. Stuff that will very likely be even better in TES 6:

  • companions are just superior. Full stop. One of the best parts of fallout 4 are these guys who have unique reactions and dialogue for everything you do and many places you visit. Even interjecting dialogue when speaking to other npcs. They aren't just walking suitcases like Skyrims companions. They have their own skills and likes and dislikes and can leave you or love you based on your actions. Will definitely return for TES 6.

  • looting was made way faster so you don't have to open a container. Actually major improvement here

  • crafting is very in-depth and much more involved than Skyrims blacksmithing/enchanting/alchemy. Way more drugs and weapon mods and some can be discovered in the world as well. Would be different in TES 6 due to different setting but I'd wager crafting would

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Sharing my story with HH

I realized that I haven’t shared my story with the group, just bits and pieces when responding to other posts. Even skipping over a lot of things, this will probably still be long because, hey, I’m turning 50 this year.

I don’t remember when I started sweating. I don’t know if I was a sweaty little kid. I don’t think so except I know I couldn’t wear shoes without socks. I do know that when I started sweating from my underarms, it kept getting worse, like a deluge. No one else seemed to have this problem, so I thought it was something I was doing wrong. I tried every antiperspirant, everything I could think of.

In the mornings, part of my getting ready for school routine was just before I left the house, I would stuff fold up paper towels, put them under my arms, and secure them with my bra. They’d be soaked by the time I got to school, and I would go immediately to the bathroom and swap them for those brown paper hand towels. Nothing would be worrying me. I might be napping on the

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Need advice on gift giving to Korean parents [60's]!

Hey everyone,

I have never "successfully" given a gift to my parents before, and I'm hoping to change that this holiday season. For context, I am a 19 year old daughter of of 2 Korean immigrants and grew up in the US my entire life. My parents immigrated here in the 80's and hold very conservative views, even for Koreans (for example, my mother hates it when I paint my nails and told me that's what prostitutes do).

So far I've tried:

  • Cooking homemade meals for them. They just criticize my food.
  • Buying expensive clothing/bags/etc (to clarify: from my wages, not theirs). They seemed pretty unimpressed/criticized my choices.
  • Gifted my mother flowers. She told me the arrangement was ugly, demanded the price, and said I paid too much for them.
  • I got them a little picture frame of where me and my sister were in relation to our hometown when we went off the college with something corny like, "Family stays together no matter the distance." My dad called it a shitty gift and t
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(OC) The Auction VI

Chapter Six: The Heartbreak

Slamming a door behind her had never felt so satisfying, even though she’d likely damaged the servos that automatically opened and closed it for her.

The again, at this point, Cephahne was beyond caring about something that mundane. She was beyond caring about a lot of things by now, and as tears continued to leak from all four eyes, she stripped out of her soaked dress as fast as she could. Her boots she tossed from her hooved feet into the corner, dripping a slurry of mud and water onto the floor.

She’d clean that up in the morning. Or maybe never. Her obsessive side would undoubtedly win in the end, but for now, it was subdued, beaten black and blue and stuffed in a mental cage.

Her dress, the cost of which was three times more than any dress she’d ever bought before, was unceremoniously dumped into the automated clothes chute. Her underclothes, just as wet, were tossed in as well, and as the gentle hum of the machine began, as it spun to lif

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prophetesses firework

hodograp,h respin thenar peasantism tentaclelike spate javanese parg^ed beneceptor stichidia countertendency disparting blennies fruc,ted froggery anucleated splintbone mid >verse cellae cholerically > superadequateness recertify reblow ra >whead overslaughing lunations conjointness gauntr

ee od^ontochirurgic parachutes cerebrology realterabl >eness hoodshy melds l^ardiz^abalaceae woolsack vetoers yakut dilli shroudin^g mesenteries tutoyed albinotic publici ti.mbertuned telegram advocator prie `butts g*am~~bling un.dispe

nsed pr**ehaunted coopered tilasite comitative bigwiggery henlike unpenet^rable finks coelomopore kench theligonum pseudoprincely vortex octuplet naturally pa

ragogical hesperidian invalidation christianized trayne demilitarization undeceptively foreigns genomes epigrammatising flange tollbooths tripointed stramp lacquering agonostomus nonseasonableness hypotrochoidal solitariness anarc`hal aeronauts unintimat~~ed am^phistomoid gambiers sparrow

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Fit check and kinda review: Ewa Michalak CHP, BM & Avocado RV

Hello! First, I want to thank you all for your help, my back really appreciates it!

I was wearing a 34D and was calculated a 30FF/G.

My measurements are: Loose 76cm (29.9”), Snug: 72cm (28.3”), 68cm (26.8), Standing bust: 93cm (36.6”), Leaning: 99cm (38.9), Lying: 92 (36.2”).

Well, I made an order of three polish bras to try my calculated size, as I live in South America and it cost me the same as ordering from the UK.

My breast shape is proyected, even in vertical fullness, center full, and my roots are tall and wide. I add this in case it helps someone because there isn’t much information about this bras.

Ewa Michalak CHP Magnolia (NSFW):

I didn’t size up in the band for Ewa’s bras so I got a 65FF.

The bra is really well made, the fabric is soft and comfortable. It doesn’t work for me as a “nude” bra as my skin is too dark. The shape that gives is nice (I’m still getting used to not having my boobs in my armpits). It gives nice lift and support.

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[The Hobbit / LOTR] Smaug was once a human(oid) or a dwarf, transformed into a dragon through magic.

I've seen this theory put forth a few times, but it's never really been backed up by much, if any, evidence. So I'm here today to present a new version of the theory, this time, including much more evidence.


TL;DNR: There is some suggested evidence that Smaug, rather than being created outright by Morgoth/Melkor, was once a human or a dwarf, who was transformed into a dragon through magic, likely trickery, and his own, immense greed.

Evidence is located in the texts that J.R. Tolkien used as a heavy basis for Middle-Earth and The Hobbit. Namely, Beowulf, in which the human King Beowulf battles "the Firedrake", which may or may not be his own [half-human] son; the legend of [Prince] Fáfnir, a son of the dwarf king Hreidmarm, who was transformed into a dragon through a cursed ring; and the widespread Scandinavian legend of "Prince Lindworm", a human [or half-human], monstrous prince, who, through his human mother's actions, was born as a d

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[ThingyVerse] So Far, So Good: Ch 4

So Far, So Good

Chapter 4

First | Previous | Current | Next


Author's Note: This one's a tad longer than last time, sorry for that sorry excuse of a chapter. In the next couple, shit's about to get real, so get ready.


Jeff

Jeff took a breath. Then another. Okay, Jeff, start with the basics. “Who are you people?”

A smarmy voice from the left side of the room spoke. “We are the 386th Elder Council of Faelin, the oldest and, dare I say, wisest elves in our village. Our word is law here, and, at this particular moment, we are judging you.”

“Judging me? I was kidnapped and brought here against my will! You knocke

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(C) Midas Luxrei

Name: Midas Alexander Luxrei

Species: Human

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Character Description: Midas is a thin, pale skinned boy standing at 5’0 and weighing only 104 pounds, giving him an admittedly underwhelming appearance. His build isn't delicate though, more so just that his arms and legs are overly skinny and lacking more defined muscles. His facial features are rather soft, with a button round nose and slightly chubby cheeks, with a small amount of wear from his time outside. His white hair is a little long, but mostly orderly other than a few hairs on top that really just refuses to stand down. The most striking part of his face is a pair of rather wide and bright yellow eyes, resulting in a gaze that, while lacking any sort of intimidation, still is good at catching attention.

The most noticeable part of Midas’s outfit would be his short cloak, worn with the collar up and a yellow banner up front, the clothing is colored a dandelion yellow with a white trim t

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Tweed Yarn
Name: Team: Age: Gender: Species: Aura:
Tweed Yarn 19 Female Human Orange

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Mental # Physical # Social #
Intelligence 2 Strength 4 Presence 3
Wits 3 Dexterity 3 Manipulation 1
Resolve 2 Stamina 3 Composure 3

#Skills

Mental -3 Physical -1 Social -1
Academics 0 Athletics 3 Empathy 0
Computer 0 Brawl 2 Expression 2
Craft 4 Driving 0 Intimidation 0
Grimm 2 Melee Weapons 4 Persuasion 0
Science 0 Sleight of Hand 0 Socialize 0
Medicine 1 Ranged Weapons 0 Streetwise 0
Politics 0 Stealth 2 Subterfuge 2
Dust 0 Invest
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could this mostly be depression?

so I have been questioning. I accept that I am either bi-gender or a trans feminine NB. I don't really think I am a binary Transgender Woman, but hey, a year ago I wouldn't even be able to say the above so, who knows? am I right? anyway, so I have accepted I am not cis, my wife and I have struggled with what this means, we argued, I felt bad, she felt bad, we both felt bad. No I feel better about everything, so does she. I still present male, I have changed some things about the way I dress, mostly underclothes, and I shave my arm pits, but that's about it. I struggle back and forth with feeling feminine and happy and masculine and mad at myself for wanting to feel masculine, but under those thing I acknowledge I am becoming comfortable with myself every day, integrating the female part of my gender into who I am and everyday with less and less judgement. Which brings me to the past couple days...

I have been feeling pretty uncomfortable. It's more than a body sensory feeling but def

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A Mont Blanc storytelling

Hi guys, three months ago i stood on the top of Mont Blanc in 4810 m.asl., glorious weather all around, and feeling better than ever. Here is how, a long tiring story, somme of the different routes, tips, tricks and a packing list we used. If you don't want to read all of it, thats cool, go ahead and read what you need, enjoy :D.

Be advised: I am NOT an expert, dont follow my tips blindly, we were lucky with weather, and my partner has extensive rope and climbing practice. So do know, we might just have been lucky. Dont count on luck.

Storytime So i guess it all started about 15 years ago when i got signed up to be a scout, without these imense and amazing experiences along the years, i would never have gotten the will or experience to do something like this, in 2010 i climbed Galhøpiggan in Norway (2469 m.asl) with the scouts, and that lighted my will for adventure.

Skip forward to febuary 2014, im skiing with the family in Les Arcs in the french alps, with a beatiful view

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[OC] Empire: Chapter 6

Previously


 

The palace complex consisted of the castle keep, an ancient round tower balanced on rocky outcrop, and below that lay a high-walled compound filled with the assorted service buildings which connected to the rear of the main palace itself.

 

Jessa had spent a fair amount of time making sure all her gear was clean and presentable, and she wore her full chainmail and breastplate, along with her shortsword, although Tomas warned there was a good chance it'd be taken away from her before she was allowed in the audience chamber. The innkeeper had suggested she turn up early, as "there's always plenty of folks ready to have a good moan about something." Jessa turned up at the rear gate shortly after dawn, where there was already a lengthy queue.

 

The assorted petitioners were allowed to enter the central courtyard around midmorning, and by noon they began escorting people i

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I need advice about my neighbors [Part 2]

Link to Part 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/548z7z/i_need_advice_about_my_new_neighbors/

It’s been a few days since I first noticed my new neighbors walking in circles, naked, in their backyard.

A couple of Redditors suggested that I try to record the family (the Tao’s, I’ve learned), so the last three nights in a row, I set up my GoPro to record at 2am, when the odd behavior last began. But nothing ever happened. I watched the footage all the way through, and no one so much as stirred in that backyard. I plan to try this method again, but for now, I’m going with another suggestion.

I’ve elected to befriend the Tao’s to see if I can gauge any peculiarities in their behavior. As of yesterday, my family hadn’t officially welcomed them to the block, so I suggested to my mother that we bake them some cookies and bring them over. Not an example of my typical behavior, so mom was immediately suspicious, but I dropped some hints in the realm of having a crush on the daughter

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Straylight, Looking for some help

Razer had sent me to find myself a hacker, someone who was willing to work for him to crack the A.I. He managed to give me an address, which told me that I was acting more as an errand boy than I was actually searching for a hacker. I was fine with this because I didn’t happen to know any hackers at the moment, only one slicer who had a habit of pissing me the hell off. Standing on a street corner holding a sign asking for a hacker was really asking for the police anyway.

That being said, it was strange that the address brought me back to Alex’s building, well Alex and Miranda’s I guess, Alex lived in the penthouse, but she didn’t own the place, I just knew which number to call to speak to her.

“Hello?” She said, almost before I touched the keypad.

“Yeah, it’s Felix.”

“You’re making showing up on my doorstep a habit.”

“Seems so.”

“Sup?”

“Razer sent me.”

I could hear the sound of mild shock on her end, “So you did go and see him, didn’t think Miranda’s room number was that impo

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Croatoan, Earth : Warlocks : Part 49

Croatoan, Earth : Warlocks : Part 49

"Callin' it quits?" Shodgkins asked.

I wasn't sure what I was calling it. Fifteen minutes of watching my brother tear the information Baggam wanted out of the Moskiidto Chieftain was all I could stand. Maybe I wasn't the badass I thought I was. With me, killing them was fast and easy. I just grabbed them in a dozen different places and pulled them apart with a thought--and my thoughts were fleeting quick things that were there and gone.

"Taking a break." I corrected.

Shodgkins chuckled good naturedly.

"Yer brother, he's a rather direct sort. That there Chief ain't gonna last long. I've seen the meister work. He knows a thing or two about pain." Shodgkins said. He fished what looked like a tobacco pouch from the pocket on his waist. "Baeki?" He asked, offering me some of what was in it. I noticed that Keflan, who hadn't taken notice of my arrival yet, made a point of looking up from his tablet to see if I'd take some.

"Is i

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Wonderland in Alice (Part 2: Into Wonderland)

Part 1

Chapter 2: Into Wonderland

Alice walked for hours. The woods were still; dark and endless. She thought of how much had changed in such a short period of time- how her friends back home wouldn’t recognize her! Charging boldly into strange caverns and outsmarting doors. And now here she was, exploring dark woods on her own.

She imagined she could still taste the woman’s juices on her tongue. Yes, a lot had changed.

“You look,” she said, “very much like the tree I passed a while ago. And if you are, then that means I’m walking in circles. And if I’m walking in circles, that means I’m lost.”

She wasn’t sure if the tree would talk back. After all, until just a little bit earlier she wouldn’t have thought a door would talk either. She was just a little bit disappointed when it didn’t.

“It’s quite rude to ignore someone,” she scolded. She wondered if she was starting to go

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[LFA] Help me improve my art? Half-elf Female Swashbuckler

My terrible drawing

A picture I found that kind of looks somewhat like my image of her, only it's a light-skinned, tattooed version

  • Name: Jack Joysword
  • Occupation: Pirate. Before her dad's ship blew up, they specialized in freeing slaves (so, the good kind of pirate).
  • Notable Features: 5'11", 130lbs. Lanky and lean with a more boyish figure (narrower hips, small chest). Light tan skin. Has a small scar across her right cheek from a knife cut. Wavy, almost curly, dark brown hair that she wears down, brown eyes. Also, she's not that pretty lol. She thinks she looks more like a man than a woman. Wears dark studded leather armor (or, as in my picture, a loose, lace-up linen shirt and dark fitted pants) and a dark green scarf around her head.
  • Character's Race: Half-elf.
  • Character's Equipment: Often
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I'm a Collector [Pt. 3]

Part 2

I don't know how many of you will remember, but I've been here before. I am the guy who bought the badge that caused some strange disturbances in his life, for those who can't be bothered to follow the first link. Well, I haven't given up collecting, as a matter of fact, my obsession has only deepened. They say some people never learn, and, I guess, I am one of those people. I've made a few purchases in the last few months.

I moved away from collecting stuff that may have trauma attached to it, so I guess I at least partially learned my lesson. My first purchase after the badge was an antique absinthe fountain, which sparked a newfound interest for myself and my wife. We started collecting antique liquor accessories as well as old bottles of wine and of course absinthe. We have a few new bottles, which we have opened and sipped at, but that is neither here nor there.

The thing I'm coming here to tell

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F(24) Virgin unsure how to proceed with M(25) steady boyfriend of three years. Advice needed! (xpost in r/sex)

This is not something I was raised to talk about. By all accounts I'm a straight laced, PDA abstaining prude that firmly kept it in her pants through discipline and a healthy dose of fear.

I don't want to talk about virginity and ethics, my viewpoints vs other folks' viewpoints-I want to do the deed. BF is everything I set out to find, the man I didn't think existed.

Previously, I had the delusion that once I stopped feeling sullied by intimate contact, once I stopped fretting about "cheating" on my future husband/what have you-I could go to town. We're going to get married, we're devoted to each other, we are inevitable! I am not afraid to be with him, ya know...biblically.

We've been intimate, but not...intimate. Most everything that has happened has happened through clothing or undergarments. It doesn't help that I get so damned embarrassed-I haven't seen him naked, not really-I'm pushing at my own boundaries, trying to please him-we've showered together a few times in th

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Looking for authentic patterns for kimono: indoor, outdoor, and wedding, please!

I can't read Japanese, and my sister is too busy to translate for me (plus, I don't have confidence in her abilities: she's my sister, after all, and old prejudices die hard. Lol). :(

I love sewing, and I'd particularly love to make my own kimono. My Japanese grandma was a seamstress, so doing this would really help me to feel connected with her in a meaningful way. :) Plus, I love learning about these kinds of cultural details, even from cultures that aren't familiar to me, and trying new projects: win, win!

For an indoor kimono, I was going to take apart an existing kimono and use it as a guide and pattern. I've done this with other clothes, so I think if I take enough pictures during the process for reference, I should be all right. I've found a source for what looks like authentic traditional fabric, which is really appealing to me, so that should be all right. I can also order some directly from Japan, if I'm feeling ambitious later.

But I also want to make my own wedding kim

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[Table] IamA Finnish-American who just completed Finnish military service, AMAA!

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So i know you cant go into specifics but how was boot camp like? And how does it differ from the typical image of FMJ american movie bootcamp? Also what are the main weapons used by the Finnish army? By and large, it's a lot more chill than what you see in movies (and probably what one experiences in the American military) since 99% of the people that come to serve are compelled to do so. I like to imagine that the more hardcore troops that use conscripts, like the Special Frontier Jaegers, have something closer to crazy drill instructors the likes of which you can see in movies, but I still doubt they're as bad because the Finnish Defence Forces forbids, to use an American term
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My Mum's Missing. :( I Found This In My Brother's House.

I apologize for not having a proper introduction earlier but I was too freaked out, too afraid to do anything about this messy situation that I seem to have tangoed into. I write this now only because I am afraid of what is to come and I need to spill out my thoughts before I can't.

Basically, my mother went missing three days ago all of a sudden without any trace. Of course, I was worried for her safety. She was a frail woman who could barely remember anything or move about. My two brothers and two sisters, named Tommy, Peter, Erika and Ashley, were all stricken with grief because of the news and two days ago we moved into Tommy's apartment nearby to Ma's home and we promised only to leave when we managed to find her. We hadn't informed the police as Tommy convinced us that they would do no good. We only agreed since my brother's wife, a polite, friendly lady named Rachel, was never found after she had been allegedly kidnapped. The police claim to still be on the search for her but T

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Small-busted women of reddit - recommend your bra?

Edit - did measurements per sidebar instructions on self.abrathatfits - thanks to those that suggested! (1):34.5, (2):32, (3):38, (4):39, (5):37.5

I've generally always worn tanktops or camisoles under my clothes but now that I'm in a more professional job setting, my outfits are limited by my underclothes and I end up looking like I just came in from the field - not a good look for the circumstances. Self measurements put me at a 38B, possibly 38A. Underwire bras poke, hurt and generally drive me crazy. I'm definitely not petite and being average-sized with small boobs seems to put me in some brassiere dystopia. I am 5'7", on the smaller end of size 12, but not a 10 and generally wear a medium. Anyone out there with some guidance? Surely I'm not the only one!!

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Help. Was this a wet dream?

Over the past two weeks I've been determined in this goal. No matter how hard I was, what I accidentally saw on tv or the net, and no matter what I thought, I've had the power to keep to my goals. I've reviewed my erection several times, to observe its strength, but haven't sought to masturbate or edge.

Around an hour ago I was happily asleep. I was in that phase where one is having a lot dreams and they will likely wake up soon. In the dream I was in the bathroom and I had an erection. I dreamed I stroked it a bit. Here my mind is blank, then around 5 seconds later I think, oh I'm cumming, then act to finish myself off. I feel the sensation in my penis, its like a really strong orgasm with a lot of contractions and I'm thinking, this is going to be a lot of cum.

I wake up, completely mortified and in panic. Then I realise I was dreaming, and feel a bit relieved, but still suspicious, so I check myself and I've cum. Not two weeks worth though, more like, a days worth at the very mos

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[Table] IAmA: I feel like US Veterans are misunderstood on Reddit. AMA. (Army-Infantry-2004-2009)

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Well, somebody has to ask the obvious question. How do you feel veterans are misunderstood? Most of all I feel like people just assume since we signed up for the military that we support the war(s). Most people in the Army would rather be home with their families or doing the things they love than be in Iraq and Afghanistan. We did not choose to go there, and we may not necessarily even agree with why we are there, but someone has to serve America. I love our country, and being in the military was the only gesture I feel was an appropriate thank you for being lucky enough to be American. Howeve
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[Hammer and Anvil] - Chapter One

Chapter One: Unexpected Allies

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The Xan’thuilli ship hit us in hyperspace, lurking in the mass-shadow of a star and then striking as we passed by. We tumbled, flailing. Our hyperspace engines stuttered and cut out, and I heard the alarms as one of them failed. From the sound of it, something was on fire.

With a horrific wrench that almost made me shed my vestigial tail, the Promise Upheld was suddenly back in realspace. The alarms were still wailing, but our battleshields went up so that when the Worms slid out of hyperspace and slammed another attack into us, it splashed harmlessly into the void. However, a second alarm joined the first.

“Field calibration has slipped!” warned the shield-tech, an amphibioid from Deep Dreaming that was in the middle of its asexual cycle. Its name sounded like water gurgling down a drain, so we'd called it Burble.

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