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2023.03.29 21:55 mchan9981 Reading Reviews of the SHELTER Live House..... Looks like Bocchi & Ryou work there!! (Along with a drunk Kikuri?)

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2023.03.29 21:54 Kizukekun A little about me.

Hello there!
I've started using reddit a lot more this year, and thought It'd be good to have a bit of an online presence. I mostly live on Discord, chatting app I've used the most so far. And I try to touch grass as much as possible, so these are mostly reserved for when I am on a computer. I dislike mobile texting, and would rather have phone calls, if I need to use the phone at all.
I’ve always enjoyed listening to people’s experiences and learning about how life has been for them. I feel like I can always learn something new from their stories. Specially whenever I meet someone very close to my same age (30). I start wondering about all sorts of things, I have been genuinely interested in people’s origin stories since I can remember and would always be amazed when you hear stories about people meeting someone whom they had almost crossed paths in life many times, but never interacted or met.
With that being said, there’s no wonder that I was drawn to Philosophy and Psychology, from a young age. A fun fact about myself, I’ve never had an internal dialogue. This was very shocking for me to learn at the time, how did this work? Did everyone have a little buddy in their head to bounce thoughts with, where did mine go?! But maybe this is the reason why I am so comfortable with silence. Despite being raised among the most festive people I have ever known. My family seemed to have a penchant for uprooting and traveling to a new country every generation it seemed. I was born in the Caribbean, despite not sharing any nationality with the prior 3 generations of my family, being mixed, and having the standard identity crisis growing up. I’ve come to enjoy the uniqueness of my life experience. Somehow, I ended up in Massachusetts, after university and have been here ever since.
I’d like to say I’ve been a productive member of society, for nearly a decade now. Ended up joining the corporate world and working my way up the ladder. But the whole pandemic, certainly did not make it feel like that. It does feel like outside of working, reading, listening to music, keeping up with local Politics, playing D&D, watching anime & gaming (not as much these days), YouTube and Netflix, I haven’t done much else. And so, I decided to put myself out there, physically, outside the house, and touch grass again. I used to enjoy nature a lot back in my Uni days. Going into Natural Reserves, the beach, and taking walks through parks is where I would spend a lot of free time whenever I wasn’t studying and needed a breather.
One of my goals this year, is to get out there and meet new people, but I honestly don’t know where to go after spending so much time inside these last few years. So, while I explore my way around my area again. What better way to broaden my horizons than to leap into the virtual world and see what’s out there. Hopefully finding some meaningful connections along the way.
Some things I have been interested in:
I started to get into the whole MBTI personalities as the concept seemed interesting, haven’t delved too much into the topic, but I went through one of the free versions and got The Advocate (INFJ-T), which sort of made sense, although I did not agree with everything on there. Might be an interesting topic to discuss if folks are interested.
As for Netflix I currently have Shadow and Bone S2 on my list to watch. And if I could recommend some good shows, I’d say try: Ozarks, The Sandman, Money Heist (Spain Version), Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Sweet Home, and Extracurricular. I generally lean towards more sci-fi, and thrillers.
Well, I think this is as good an intro as any. If you were able to make it through all that thank you for reading.
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2023.03.29 21:52 dnng_ Posted here previously and got good feedback. Recent “grad” looking for my first big boy job. Preferably admin jobs

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2023.03.29 21:51 jms1225 Their loved ones were near death, and the Riverside County sheriff never told them. Internal policies let jail supervisors decide whether families are called

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2023.03.29 21:50 Emerald_Aussie School of Beards Chapter 22: “Beyond Beardery”

G’day. I don’t really have an intro to this one.
I do have a warning. The first story gets heavy. I will try to lighten it up in the second story, but there’s no way around it. If threats against schools (even written in the most YouTube-friendly way possible) are upsetting to you then skip this one. This is the reality of being a teacher so, welcome to it. Anything between a set of asterisks is not what was said and is me trying to use language that is YouTube-friendly. I think you can figure out the context.
  1. “MathBeard Over Beards”
So, the last time I shared a story about MathBeard Red seemed to borderline defend her. Perhaps I didn’t truly convey how incompetent she is or maybe it’s easy to overlook if you don’t have to bloody deal with her every bloody day. Either way, I dare anyone to try to defend her after this one. Writing this story is my outlet so I don’t cross a line into a very career-limiting move.
Since the last time we saw MathBeard she continued to be a nuisance and I continued to get frustrated texts from Beatle about how annoying and incompetent she is. (And to the commenter that thinks she has a thing for Beatle…I don’t disagree). I never shared these because it was more of the same and Red defended her before so it seemed like a moot point. So, let’s set MathBeard aside for now. We’ll come back to her.
This story really starts on 3/27/23. How do I know? Because it was the very same day as the incident at the Nashville private school. Beatle and I heard about that and were sad but at the same time, we’ve sort of become semi-apathetic to news like this. It’s like ‘another day, another school’ at this point. It’s the reality of teaching in the States.
Wee One was out of state as a student delegate for a national anti-bullying program and prior to that she’d been staying with Mum to help with her injured dog. With Wee One gone, Beatle and I were eating dinner at Mum’s and staying until bedtime to help Mum. When we finally got home that night Beatle checked his work email and had an email from a parent. The parent wanted Beatle to call her ASAP. Normally we don’t call parents outside school hours, but this seemed urgent to Beatle and this wasn’t a parent known for being overdramatic so Beatle decided to call her from his cell phone (something we almost never do as it’s not considered best practice for parents to have our personal cell numbers). Beatle had her on speaker so I heard everything.
“Ms. Hart, this is Beatle, Kelly’s teacher. You asked that I call you?” Beatle started.
“Oh, yes. Thank you so much for calling me so late. I just wanted you to be aware of something that happened at school today that has raised Kelly’s anxiety,” Ms. Hart said.
“Oh no, what is it?” Beatle asked.
I was laying on the bed catching some Pokemon on my cell phone wondering what could be so important it couldn’t wait until morning.
“Well, as you know, what happened in Nashville is one of Kelly’s biggest fears and so it was already bad enough that she saw that in the news but in her math class today a student made a comment about getting a *specific weapon that is popular* and *doing what was done in Nashville at Standard High*. This is a student she is already uneasy about and has told me before he makes her uncomfortable,” Ms. Hart said.
At this point I let the Pokemon flee and dropped my phone. Yeah, this was important.
“I have a pretty good idea of which student you’re referring to,” Beatle said.
“I did talk to Mr. Principal about this and he said they are investigating but obviously he couldn’t tell me much about what they would be doing and I know you can’t either, but this student is in her English class tomorrow with you and Kelly is so anxious she doesn’t want to be on campus,” Ms. Hart said.
“Honestly, this is the first I’m hearing of this so they don’t exactly tell me much either. I can tell you I highly doubt that student would be on-campus tomorrow and if so certainly not in my class. If he is, I will do everything I can to reassure Kelly. And you have my personal cell phone number too so feel free to reach out to me anytime,” Beatle said.
“I do appreciate that. I will also be on campus tomorrow doing some parent volunteer work so I will be there if Kelly needs me,” Ms. Hart said.
“Perfect. If the anxiety becomes too much for Kelly I’m happy to write her a pass to go hang out with you,” Beatle said.
Beatle and Ms. Hart finished discussing details of the next day and once Beatle hung up I looked at him.
“Johnny?” I asked, pretty sure I knew the student in question too.
“I think so,” Beatle said.
I sighed, “Great.”
“So much for sleeping tonight,” Beatle said, shaking his head. He went and fed our pets and we got ready for bed. Once everything was done for the night we settled into bed.
“If *an incident* starts in my room I don’t know how I would text you to ask you to call a lockdown,” Beatle said.
“I’m sure TypicalBeard or Gabby would hear it and call a lockdown. You focus on trying to protect your kids. I would be fine. I have a storage closet in my cave. I would just cram my class into there and we’d hunker down. No one is gonna think of trying to get into a storage closet. It’s you I’m worried about,” I said as I reached for his hand.
“I have a bookcase to hide behind which doesn’t do a bit of good if it starts in my room,” Beatle said.
I nodded, “I’m honestly kinda glad Wee One is out of town right now and won’t be on campus tomorrow.”
“Me too…but it could happen any day,” Beatle said.
I nodded, “I know. If it does I pray she is in my classroom so I can protect her.”
Yes, this is the type of conversation a couple that are both teachers have in bed at night. How do we keep ourselves from being unalived by students in case our school is next? That’s our pillow talk. Sexy huh?
Yeah, every day when my husband leaves my cave to go to his room there is a fear in the back of my mind…what if today is the day? We say ‘see you at lunch’ or ‘see you after school’ but is today the day that I don’t see him again? All we want to do is teach the children and we have to worry about being human shields. And no, this is not me being political or taking a stance on anything. This is just me telling you the reality of teaching. I don’t care what side you are on in relevant debates, this is a reality that no debate can change. This is just what it is to be a teacher and to be married to a teacher in this country today.
That night I was so exhausted I passed out hard. I didn’t dream or anything. I was out. Beatle…well he was right…he didn’t sleep much at all. We have different ways of coping with high-stress situations. I tend to shut down. Try to sleep until it goes away, especially if it’s something I can’t fight that is out of my control. Beatle…he worries. And he did. All night.
“But Mandy! MathBeard! Where is the beardery?!” I know! I hear you. It’s coming. I promise. Hang in there.
The next day Beatle and I pulled into our parking space and neither of us made a move to get out of the car.
“I don’t really want to be here today,” Beatle said.
“I know Love. But Mr. Principal knows…I’m sure it will be ok,” I tried to reassure him before sighing, “But neither do I.”
“Should I pop into Mr. Principal’s office and chat with him?” he asked.
I nodded, “That is a brilliant idea. I know he can only tell you so much because of privacy, but maybe he can tell you something that will put your mind at ease.”
Beatle nodded and we finally got out of the car and headed inside the school.
“OK, I’ll stop by your room after I talk to him,” Beatle said.
I nodded and we parted ways.
In the interest of not dragging this story out, I won’t recreate Beatle’s whole conversation with Mr. Principal.
I went to my classroom and tried to get ready to start my day like normal. About 25 minutes later Beatle came in.
“Do you feel better?” I asked.
Beatle nodded, “I do actually. Mr. Principal said they are taking this seriously, but this student is a pathological liar and doesn’t understand social norms. He believes it started as an off-hand comment and once he was given attention he expounded on it.”
“Ok, I get that, but it does still need to be taken seriously. Is he on campus today?” I asked.
“He is, but he won’t be in my class. I don’t know if that means he is in ISS or just in the AP office, but he won’t be in my room,” Beatle explained.
“Well that is good news,” I said.
“Mr. Principal said he hadn’t heard about what happened in Nashville yet when he got the report of this whole thing. So it was quite a day for him yesterday,” Beatle said.
“I bet,” I nodded.
And I thought that was the end of it. Well, it wasn’t or it wouldn’t be a beard story.
The next day (so 2 days after the threat was made) Beatle had his SPED team meeting before school. They meet once a week before school and the meeting usually consists of Beatle trying to get important information from Missy (his boss) in between MathBeard interjecting really stupid comments. This has become such a regular occurrence he doesn’t even normally text me to vent anymore. He has accepted that once a week he has to listen to MathBeard’s stupid. That is why I wasn’t expecting to hear from him when I got the following text: “I just got more info about that incident the other day. The teacher didn't report it. One of the kids did an anonymous alert...And apparently, the kid that made the threat has access. I guess he and his dad have "quite the arsenal" and love to go out and shoot. It's like their hobby…”
I reread that text a couple of times as I connected the pieces in my mind. What teacher wouldn’t report that sort of thing?! What sort of idiot would blow that off? Even forgetting we are mandated reporters, that is something no one should ignore. Wait…Ms. Hart said that this happened in Kelly’s math class and Kelly’s math teacher is…
“The kid whose mom you talked to...her math teacher is MathBeard and her mom said it happened in math class…” I texted back.
“Aye. That would be correct,” Beatle texted back.
“So the teacher in question here is fucking MATHBEARD?! So she will report a kid for having earwax on their earbuds but NOT for making comments about that?!” I replied.
“RIGHT?! I am NOT happy,” Beatle said.
“OK, this puts me in a whole new state of fury,” I said, “How DUMB do you have to be?”
“I understand that this kid has social skills issues and probably was joking and apparently he's a pathological liar too. But still. WTAF!!” Beatle said.
“So what if it's a social skill issue? That is not something you can be wrong about. What if he did it? "OOPS! I thought it was a social skill issue and he was lying again. My bad,"” I said.
“Yeah. It has to be reported no matter what,” Beatle agreed.
“How did you find this out?” I wondered.
“Missy. She didn't name names, but I know what class it happened in. She said the teacher didn't report it, but one of the students did an anonymous alert and the campus officer and Number One rushed up there and searched him and whatever,” Beatle explained.
OK, so MathBeard was gonna get us all unalived.
“Did Missy remind everyone we are fucking mandated reporters?” I asked.
“Aye, she did. She reiterated that things like that need to be shut down and ALWAYS reported because we don't know when it's a serious threat or not. It's up to admin to investigate and determine if there's a credible threat,” Beatle said.
“Honestly, she should be terminated for that, or at least written up. She won’t, but she should be,” I said. Teacher shortage. Nothing was gonna happen. And no, there is no tenure for public school teachers…but there is a teacher shortage, especially in SPED.
“Yeah, but you’re right. She won’t,” Beatle agreed.
I was seething at this point. Did something this stupid even qualify as beardery? I was pretty sure this went beyond beardery. This was a whole other level of stupidity! I also found out that the individual that Mr. Principal was referring to that engaged with the student and gave him an audience was MathBeard herself!
“OMG, the meeting is over and MathBeard is talking to Missy and Missy was like telling her what to do if it happened again. Like, she had to be told AGAIN. WTF?!” Beatle exclaimed.
I sighed. The bell rang and I went to open my door to let my students in and greet them. I saw MathBeard coming down the hall from the English wing and she stopped RIGHT IN FRONT of my door to talk to a teacher standing at the door of the next room. I glared at her and had to mentally talk myself down. Every ounce of me wanted to lunge out of my room and say “you are a mandated reporter but you're more worried about an ESL student learning their ID number you complete and total idiot! You are gonna put us all in danger!". I didn’t do that, because I generally love my job. But if looks could kill…
So telling this story is my way of not snapping. Beatle’s was to write an IEP goal since MathBeard clearly needs some extra help so I will end this with the goal that Beatle wrote for MathBeard (I have his permission): “By the next annual ARD, given instructional coaching and a swift kick in the ass, Mathbeard will independently manage her classroom without involving the tracking teachers for no good reason. As evidenced by sending 0 emails about classroom management issues.
By the next annual ARD, given repeated instructions, Mathbeard will report incidents of students making threats against the school, no matter her supposed logic behind why they said what they said. As evidenced by 0 teachers getting shot or fearing getting shot due to her incompetence.”
  1. “East or West?”
For our 2nd story today let’s go a bit lighter and look at a beard that isn’t trying to get fellow teachers unalived. ManiBeard…annoying…but generally harmless.
Remember Becca from Chapters 17 and 19? The student that randomly walks out of class and caused Mani’s class to be evacuated? Yeah, this story starts with her.
Evidently, when Missy went to talk to Ms. Dean about the issues in ManiBeard’s class the solution provided was not to actually do anything about Mani…it was to move Becca to Sonia’s class. Because clearly, that will solve everything. Of course. This wasn’t exactly the change Beatle had been hoping to see, but it was all he got. They moved Becca into the class period Sonia had that Beatle supported so Beatle continued to have the opportunity to support Becca, which was needed. It was just also clear that Mani had no business trying to manage a class that had Becca in it (or any other class to be honest, but…baby steps?).
Beatle was already abnormally perturbed by this situation because he felt it was putting a band-aid on a much larger issue (and a flimsy band-aid at that). I can’t even blame this situation on Beatle being non-confrontational. What happened was out of his hands and confronting ManiBeard about it was absolutely pointless. He went to Mani’s class that day like a good little soldier boy and supported the children, trying his best to avoid unneeded interaction with Mani. Then…
“Where is the Pacific Ocean? Florida?” a student asked.
“Ew, Florida. Um…eh…,” Mani replied.
Beatle shook his head, “Actually, that would be the Atlantic Ocean. The Pacific is off the coast of California.”
“Oh yeah! That makes sense!” ManiBeard said, making it clear he legitimately did not know the answer to the student’s question. I suck at geography and even I knew that one!
The student was satisfied with the information he had been given but Beatle just stared at ManiBeard. I’m not sure why ManiBeard’s canyon-size knowledge gaps still surprise Beatle at this point…I’ve come to the conclusion any knowledge ManiBeard does actually have is simply accidental.
Beatle shook his head and walked out of the room to go to Amy’s class, his next class that period. He had absolutely no words for Mani at this point.
So, that was a short one but I wanted to end this on a lighter note. Remember to like, comment, subscribe, ring the bell, and do all the things for our boy ReddX. We love ReddX.
Until next time…
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2023.03.29 21:45 pleiadeshyades Confused on Architectural definitions

On the New York Architecture website, the 1 Bryant Park building is classified as Postmodern style, but then is listed as "Late Modern, International Style III"
Is this 'International style' a subgroup of the overarching Postmodern category? The original World Trade Center is listed as "International Style II", would this also be considered a type of Post-Modern architecture?
Thank you
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2023.03.29 21:43 disco-dingus My fiancé disappeared in 2018. I recently found out what happened to him.

Fans of classic soul will know the song.
Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you coming back?
In another world it would be funny, but for years I asked that very question.
You see, my fiancé’s name is Jimmy Mack. He disappeared without a trace in 2018.
How do you disappear without a trace these days? It just doesn’t seem possible in a modern world, where almost everyone is somehow connected. Yet he did; he vanished. The police were baffled, private investigators were a waste of money, and my own attempts at sleuthing were futile.
If it wasn’t for the fact that we were ridiculously in love and things were so perfect, I wouldn’t have tried so hard. But everything was a vomit inducing fairytale for us. Even our names were cute af; Jimmy & Jessie sittin’ in a tree… I know he loved me as much as I loved him, and he would have done anything for me.
I heard all the theories. ‘Jess… Maybe he has a secret family… He might have been involved with criminals… Perhaps he took his own life…’
They didn’t know Jimmy like I did. I know you can never really know someone fully, but I knew those things could never be true of him. So I became estranged from family and friends, my life consumed with finding Jimmy. Every penny was spent on expensive investigation and cheap booze.
But then came the intervention. My mom, brother, and best friend Lori came to my apartment one evening. Mom took my hands.
“I want my daughter back,” she cried. And as I met the eyes of those closest to me it was like a weight had lifted. I dropped to the floor and cried for hours, releasing years of internal pain. It was exactly what I needed.
It wasn’t that I never thought of Jimmy again, but I began to move on. I even went on a couple of dates, and attended therapy sessions. There’s a whole psychology behind mourning an unexplained loss. I found it all very helpful.
Then I received a handwritten letter:
Dear Jessie,
You don’t know me but I have information about the disappearance of your fiancé James Mack in March 2018.
If you are interested in finding out more, meet me at Marcy’s Diner off [redacted]. I will be there between the hours of 20:00 and 22:00 every evening from Monday 13th - Friday 17th.
Come alone and sit in a window booth. I will make myself known as soon as I feel it’s safe to do so.
I repeat; come alone. If there’s any indication you have alerted the authorities, or discussed this with friends/family, the offer is void.
This offer is time sensitive. If you don’t visit the diner between those dates and times I will assume you are not interested. This will never be offered to you again in future.
My hands trembled as months of progress began to unravel. I poured a shot of vodka and downed it, followed by one more to take the edge off. I was so close to calling Lori, her number ready to speed dial. I needed someone to talk sense into me, to tell me it was a hoax.
‘Don’t go through with it Jessie, it’s just some sicko taking advantage of your grief. Let’s go for cocktails!’
But I put my phone down and read the letter again. And again. I read it over and over, looking for something I might have missed despite the contents being clear.

Monday came around. I pulled into the Marcy’s Diner car park just after 20:00, observing the patrons from the safety of my car. It looked pretty empty. Some tourists, a few trucker types. It was a convenient rest spot due to its location off the highway. No one screamed I have information about your beloved Jimmy Mack, like there was a physical description for that type of person.
I hung around for an hour or so before I chickened out and drove home. Rinse and repeat Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. On Thursday I didn’t even think about it. I parked up just before 20:00 and stepped out of my car, hesitating for the slightest moment before entering the chrome and candy stripe diner.
A few people observed me briefly before going back to their hot mugs and oversized burgers. As instructed I found a vacant window booth. They were all vacant. I chose the one furthest from the entrance. As I sat down I thought why the fuck did you think that was a good idea? My anxiety stopped me from switching seats regardless.
“Evening darlin’,” said a blond 40-something waitress wearing a blue gingham dress. She held a pot of coffee as she smiled down at me. “What can I get for you?”
“Oh, erm,” I was going to say nothing but realized that would be weird. “Coffee is good, thank you.”
She turned over a white mug that was on the table amongst novelty condiment bottles and laminated menus.
“Can I get you a slice of pie darlin’?” she said as she poured the coffee. “Cherry or chocolate-pecan.”
My stomach was in knots but I didn’t want to appear rude, so I opted for a slice of cherry pie. It arrived barely a minute later and I thanked her, then proceeded to tap my fingers on the table as I discreetly looked around the diner.
After an hour had passed I was three mugs of coffee down and had finished the pie, which was delicious. For a moment I’d forgotten my purpose for being there, beginning to relax a little. Then the door opened and a man walked in, giving me a quick glance as he headed to the counter. He wore a camo parka and what I’d call worker jeans, with a black baseball cap. He turned around after being handed a mug and I averted my eyes, looking out of the window. I could see his reflection getting closer to my table. When he stopped in my peripheral vision I turned, and he slipped into the seat opposite me.
“Jessie,” he said with a nod. “Pleased to see you inside the diner this evening.”
He had chiselled features and a little stubble. I put him in his early 40s. I cleared my throat.
“And what do I call you?”
He smiled. “You can call me Mike if it makes this easier for you.”
I shifted in my seat, trying to get comfortable. I folded my arms, then unfolded them, then put them on the table.
“Relax,” he said.
I let out a quick laugh. “That’s easy for you to say. I have no idea who you are. I don’t even know why I’m here, you gave no proof that you actually know anything about Jimmy.”
“I know everything,” he said deadpan. “And I’ll tell you if you want to hear it.”
I stared into his eyes until I felt mine glaze over, then cleared my throat again. “Let me guess; for a price?”
He shook his head. “I don’t want your money, Jessie.”
“Why now?” I snapped. “Do you know what these past 5 years have been like for me?” I felt tears coming on and he went to reach for my hand, but I recoiled. He pulled his hands away and looked apologetic.
“Unbearable, devastating, frustrating…”
“All the above!” I said as tears started to fall. “I couldn’t function at times. I stopped looking after myself. I abandoned my friends and family. It’s crazy how someone can do that to you.”
“Because you were in love,” he said.
We were in love. We were the fucking Shutterstock image of love. And when that ends abruptly without explanation…”
“Everything alright darlin’?” the waitress interrupted, holding out a tissue. She glared at Mike. I took the tissue and nodded.
“Yes, thank you. I’m fine. Sorry, I’ll keep it down.”
“Don’t be sorry darlin’, you just let me know if you need anything, okay?”
“I will, thank you.”
She walked away and I wiped my eyes, feeling a little embarrassed.
“I can only apologize for how you’ve been feeling,” he said. “But I’m here to make it right. You could say I developed a conscience, or moral compass. I don’t know. I’m a changed man.”
I looked at him with confusion. “I don’t understand?”
“It’s easier if I show you,” he said. “But not here. You have to ask yourself if you trust me enough to go for a drive.”
“In your car?” I said. “Absolutely not!”
“Okay, how about if you drive?”
“To the middle of nowhere I bet?”
“Look Jessie,” he said, his eyes burning into me. “I’m not going to hurt you. I’m really trying here, but if you’d rather leave it I get it.”
Call me stupid or naive, but something in his eyes made him appear somewhat genuine. I took a crazy chance.
“No… I need to know what happened to him.”
Mike nodded then raised a hand. “Say, could I get a slice of pie to go?”

As predicted we were driving further into the wilderness than I would have preferred. The passing cars were few and far between.
“How much further?” I asked. “I might need to stop for gas.”
“Not too far now,” said Mike. “If you don’t mind sharing, do you remember the last moments you spent with James?”
I sighed. “I do, but I can’t remember the last time anyone called him James outside of the media. He hated it. He’d been Jimmy since elementary school.”
“Sorry,” he said. “Tell me about that last day you spent with Jimmy.”
“It was an ordinary day. A Wednesday. We woke up, had breakfast. I went to work, Jimmy worked from home. He called me on my lunch break like usual, just to hear your voice he always said. God, we were insufferable.” I let out a laugh.
“Take the next left,” said Mike. “I’m listening.”
“So yeah. We had a little chat, then I went back to work. I got home and Jimmy had already started dinner. He was a much better cook than me. We drank wine, watched a movie.”
“What movie did you watch?”
“The Notebook,” I laughed. “For the umpteenth time. I know, I hate us too.”
“Keep driving straight,” said Mike. “It’s a few minutes away.”
“What is?” I asked.
“What happened after the movie?” he said.
“Nothing, we went to bed.”
“Did you make love?”
I briefly turned to him in disapproval. “Excuse me?”
“Did you fuck?” he said, unflinching.
I shook my head. “No, sorry to disappoint you. Now where the hell are you taking me?”
“It’s just up here,” he said. “So you went to bed and then you never saw him again?”
I took a deep breath and shook my head. “Jimmy had already gone when I woke up. No note, no text. It was strange but I didn’t think too much of it at the time. I sent him a text asking where he was. When half the day went by with no response I started to worry.”
“And the rest is history, as they say.”
I nodded as I fought back tears.
“We’re here,” said Mike.
I looked around. It was dark, but from what the headlights illuminated I couldn't see anything but trees.
“What’s here?”
“Just stop the car. It’s a short walk.”
I felt my heart race as my vulnerable situation became apparent. I really was in the middle of nowhere with a strange man, one who had withheld information about my missing fiancé for 5 years. I stared at him wide eyed.
He shrugged. “I’m not really sure what I can say to make you more comfortable?”
I slowly reached for my bag and pulled out a pocket pistol. Mike let out a surprised laugh.
“Maybe I don’t need to say anything?” he said.
“This makes me more comfortable,” I said.
He nodded. “Fair enough. Let’s go.”

After walking for several minutes, feeling grateful that I’d opted for comfortable footwear that evening, we came to a cabin within the trees. The porch was lit.
‘Jessie; you know better than this girl’ I thought to myself, my hand clutching the pistol inside my bag.
“Why did it have to be a cabin in the woods?” I said, Mike a few feet in front of me.
“I like solitude,” he said. “I couldn’t think of anything worse than living in the city.”
We walked up the steps to the porch area. At one end there was a single chair with a blanket on it, and a small table with some beer bottles. At the other end I spotted some deep red patches on the floorboards. Mike noticed me looking.
“Don’t worry,” he said. “It’s deer blood. I’m pretty self sufficient out here.”
We entered the cabin and Mike turned on the lights. It was quite basic, not overly decorated. There were some framed pictures on the walls, a dinner table, and a living area with some chairs, a small television and a log burner.
“I’m kind of disappointed there’s no stag’s head mounted on the wall,” I said as I took in my surroundings.
Mike shrugged. “I don’t see the animals as a prize. It’s food, survival. There are a few skulls out back if you want to check them out?”
I shook my head. “I’m good.”
Mike put the slice of pie he’d got from Marcy’s on the kitchen counter.
“Water, beer?” He opened the fridge and pulled out a beer bottle.
“This isn’t a social visit,” I said. “And call me paranoid but that would make me very stupid."
He nodded. “You’re right, I hope you don’t mind if I have one though.” He screwed off the cap and took a swig. “Let’s sit.” He motioned to the living area and I followed him.
“You know it’s dangerous to leave your fire burning when you’re not home,” I said, feeling the warmth from the log burner as I took a seat on an armchair. I kept my bag by my side and my hand on the pistol.
“It gets cold in here,” he said, sitting on another chair. “I’ll take my chances.”
He spoke about his cabin for a while, the whole time I became increasingly more uncomfortable due to the fact that I’d needed the bathroom since leaving the diner.
“I’d like to get straight to the point,” I said. “But I really need to use the bathroom.”
“Sure,” he said, pointing to a door down a hallway. “Over there.”
The bathroom was clean enough, though I did my business without touching the toilet seat. Something that had become a habit when using strange or public bathrooms. As I washed up I heard a groaning noise that sounded like it came from another room in the cabin. My heart jolted.
“Mike?” I said, creeping out of the bathroom. I had my bag over my shoulder and my shaking hand gripped the pistol. “What was that sound?”
I peeked over to the living area and couldn’t see him. I started to panic.
“Mike?” I said loudly. “This isn’t cool. Where are you?”
I heard that muffled groaning noise again and jumped, turning on the spot. There was another door further down the hall. Against my better judgement I crept closer to it, flinching each time the groan was emitted. It got louder the closer I got to the door.
“Mike?” I said, my whole body trembling.
“Sorry Jessie,” I heard Mike say from behind, and suddenly a cloth covered my mouth. My bag slipped from my shoulder but I still had the gun in my hand which I lifted as I struggled. Mike brought his other arm around me and squeezed tight, pinning my arms to my body. I became lightheaded as I breathed in chemicals.
“Shush,” he said quietly in my ear. “Just let it be.”
As I blacked out I was screaming inside my head. ‘You stupid girl!’

When I came to my vision was momentarily blurred, but as I focused I saw Mike opposite me. We were sitting at the dinner table.
“Welcome back,” he said. I attempted to stand but my right hand was cuffed to the table leg. I pulled on it several times until pain shot through my arm. “That’s solid oak. I mean, you might get free but probably at the expense of your wrist.”
“You bastard!” I screamed. “Let me go. Help! Help me please!”
“Calm down Jessie,” he said. “I’m sure I don’t need to tell you there’s no one out here to help you.”
I started to cry as I shook. “Oh God… What are you going to do to me? Are you going to…”
“I told you already, I’m not going to hurt you! Though that wasn’t completely true because I’m sure you have a splitting headache right now?”
He got up and retrieved a small bottle from a cupboard, then filled a glass from the faucet. He placed the glass in front of me as well as two pills from the bottle.
“Paracetamol. You’ll thank me later.”
“I’ll never thank you!” I screamed, then moaned as my head pounded. I reluctantly picked up the pills and swallowed them with water. “Why am I cuffed?”
As he spoke he walked across the cabin. “Because I believe what you’re about to hear would cause you to run. When I’m done you’re more than welcome to leave, you have my word.”
He returned with a MacBook and placed it on the table. It looked alien amongst the cabin interior. My surprised expression must have been clear.
“I’m not a Luddite,” he said. “I have WiFi and Netflix just like you city folks.”
“Great,” I said sarcastically. “But you really need to start talking.”
“I don’t think you’re in any position to give demands,” he said. “But very well. Here’s the first thing you’re not going to like hearing: I’ve been inside your apartment.”
My jaw dropped. “Wha… What?”
He opened the MacBook and tapped on the keyboard, then showed me the screen. There were several images of my apartment interior. I picked up the glass and took a swig of water, wishing it was something stronger. “Why were you in my apartment Mike?”
“Well, here’s the next thing: I’m a serial killer.”
I shifted back on the chair and pulled on the cuffs, starting to hyperventilate. “Oh God oh God oh God…”
“Calm down Jessie,” he said.
“Give me a fucking break,” I shouted. “Jesus Christ!” I clung onto the cuffs with my free hand and pulled hard, groaning. The table only moved ever so slightly but I felt like I’d run a marathon. I sat up and stared at Mike as I breathed heavily. “You killed Jimmy?”
“I target lovers,” he said. “I observe them for months before I take things further. When the time is right I abduct one. Which one I choose is more down to opportunity than anything else. Then I pose a question: Are you prepared to sacrifice yourself for the one you love? Make a choice; you or them.
I covered my mouth with a trembling hand. “Oh Jimmy… You sacrificed yourself for me.”
Mike tapped on the keys some more. “I install secret cameras in the lovers’ homes when they’re out. Like I said, I observe them for months, and not just outside. I need to get a feel for their relationship before I intervene. It has to be true love or it just doesn’t feel right. And you only get to see the real deal when no one else is looking. Excessive PDAs are often a sign of insecurity, they mean nothing really.”
He turned the screen back to me and a video was playing. “I edited this just for you.”
It showed Jimmy and I sitting at our breakfast bar. In the corner of the screen was Mar 7th 2018, 07:54.
“Wait!” I said, my heart beating out of my chest. I paused the video. “I don’t think I want to see this.”
“You have to, Jessie. I’m sorry. You’re free to leave once it's over.”
I felt my heart through my chest. “Can I at least take you up on that drink?”
He got up and walked to the fridge, taking out a beer.
“Do you have anything stronger?” I asked.
He nodded and reached under the kitchen counter, then returned with a whisky bottle and two tumblers. He poured two measures and pushed one towards me, then sat back down.
“We’re all out of ice unfortunately.”
“Fuck the ice,” I said, downing it in one gulp. I closed my eyes as I felt my chest burn inside, then signalled for Mike to top me up. After a moment I hit play on the screen.

Mar 7th 2018, 07:54
Jimmy and I eat breakfast. He picks up a strawberry and rubs it against my lips.
“Stop it,” I say, giggling as I slap his arm. “I have to leave shortly.”
“Come on Jess,” he says. “Open wide.” He puts the strawberry in my mouth then gently kisses my lips.
“To be continued,” I say, getting off the stool and grabbing my things.
“No fair!” he sulks.
“Have a good day babe,” I say, kissing his cheek.
“I love you, Jess,” he says, momentarily holding me against him.
“I love you more,” I say, pulling away to run to the door. “See you this evening.”
Jimmy comes out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around him, then goes to the bedroom.
Jimmy sits at the table on his laptop and takes a few work related calls.
Jimmy takes another call. “Hey you. Yeah. No, she won’t be back until like 7 at the earliest.”
I took another sip of whisky and briefly met Mike’s eyes as he watched me. I held the glass close to my chest, my knuckles white.
Jimmy continued. “Absolutely, I’d love to see you… Great, see ya soon.”
The buzzer rings and Jimmy uses the intercom. “It’s open.”
I downed the whisky and pushed the glass towards Mike. He leaned over and poured another measure.
Jimmy opens the door and in comes my best friend Lori. She embraces him.
They sit on the couch together.
“Shit, I’ve got to call Jess,” says Jimmy. “It’s our thing.”
“Seriously?” says Lori.
“Yep, every lunch break without fail. She’ll get paranoid if I don’t.”
Fucking asshole. It was never something I asked for or insisted on. Whatever makes him feel better.
He makes the call and puts a finger against his lips. In the meantime Lori unzips his fly and feels inside.
“Hey baby, how’s your day going? Ah, that’s awesome! Yeah, it’s been a productive morning. I’m gonna heat up some soup, what are you having?”
He puts his other hand behind Lori’s head and pushes it into his lap. His head slowly tilts back.
“That sounds amazing. Okay, well I just wanted to hear your voice baby. And you, can’t wait to see you later. Love you too. Bye.”
They come out of the bedroom and Lori puts on her shoes. Jimmy puts his arms around her from behind and nuzzles her neck.
“Do you have to leave already?” he says.
“What if she comes home?” says Lori.
“I promise you she won’t be home for a while. Come on.”
She turns and slaps his chest. “You’re a bad boy, Jimmy Mack.” They kiss.
They chop vegetables in the kitchen.
“I wish we were cooking for us,” says Jimmy.
“Me too,” says Lori. “We really should tell her soon. It’s gone on long enough.”
Tears stream as I finish my third whisky.
He nods. “I know. I keep trying. I already know how tonight will go. We’ll eat dinner and then she’ll want to watch some shit like The Notebook.”
Lori laughs. “I feel so bad for you.”
“She’s such a hopeless romantic,” he says.
“Hopeless being the operative word,” laughs Lori.
“Me-ow!” he laughs.
Mar 8th 2018, 01:22
The door to our apartment opens and in comes a tall figure dressed in black. They slowly open our bedroom door and creep inside. After a few minutes Jimmy leaves the room in a t-shirt and boxers, his hands up as he’s followed by the figure at gunpoint. They leave the apartment.

I sat in silence staring at the screen.
“I’m sorry for what you’ve been through Jessie,” said Mike. “But as you can see he didn’t deserve your pain and suffering.”
I put the glass on the table and wiped the tears from my face. “Maybe not. But he didn’t deserve to die.”
“Would you say the same if you knew he chose you?”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Well, like I said. I take one of the lovers and give them a choice. I’d never experienced something like this, having only observed genuine love. It threw me. He was a lying piece of shit but I still posed the question.”
Mike found another video and played it.
Jimmy is sitting on a chair in a dark room under a hanging light, his arms tied behind his back. He struggles to free himself.
“James Mack,” says Mike offscreen.
“Who are you?” screams Jimmy. “I’ll fucking kill you when I get free!”
“How much do you love Jessie?”
“Would you die for her?”
“What the fuck are you talking about?” Jimmy shouts.
“Would you die for her?” Mike roars, coming into shot and putting his forehead against Jimmy’s. He holds a gun at his side.
Jimmy recoils. “I… I…”
“It’s you or her James!” Mike cocks the gun and holds it against Jimmy’s head. “Make your decision.”
“Her!” Jimmy cries. “Take Jessie! You’ll be doing me a fucking favor you psycho!”
Mike stopped the video as I covered my mouth. “How does that make you feel Jessie?”
I shook my head. “I’d like to see what your response would be if someone held a gun to your head.”
He nodded. “Fair point. But just so you know, I’ve targeted 5 couples so far and they all chose to sacrifice themselves.”
“It doesn’t matter,” I said. “I hate him for this but he still didn’t deserve to die.”
Mike came over and took a key out of his pocket, then released the cuff around my wrist. I gripped it with my other hand and held it against my chest.
“Oh, he’s not dead Jessie,” said Mike, walking to the kitchen counter. He picked up the box containing the pie.
He walked across the room down the hall, then stopped at the door at the end.
“You’re free to go Jessie,” he said. “Or you can come say hi.”
He pushed open the door then disappeared. I got up and frantically looked around the cabin. I saw my bag sitting on a coffee table and rummaged inside. My gun, my keys, my phone were all there. I ran to the main door and breathed in the cool night air, then hesitated. I looked over my shoulder.
You stupid girl I repeated in my head over and over as I approached the door down the hall. There was a staircase leading down into a dimly lit basement. I could hear Mike’s voice and some groans as I slowly began to descend, my body trembling. There was a vile smell that got worse with every step. It made me retch.
When I got to the bottom I saw Mike standing over the figure of a pale man that sat with his back to me. He was wearing rags, and the skin I could see was dirty and covered in sores. His skin was impossibly stretched over visible bones. He was eating noisily as he groaned.
“Is that good James?” asked Mike, and I saw the figure nod enthusiastically. The back of his head revealed long thinning hair with bald patches.
Mike looked over his shoulder and smiled when he met my eye. “Oh my, James. You’ll never guess who’s come to visit?”
The figure looked up inquisitively, then turned his head in my direction.
I could see it in his eyes. His handsome features had been buried under a pale, gaunt complexion. But I could tell it was Jimmy by his eyes. It took him a few seconds to acknowledge who he was looking at but suddenly his eyes widened, the thin skin of his forehead flaking as it wrinkled. He had pie smeared across his mouth. He had some teeth missing and the ones I could see looked jagged and broken.
“Jessie?” he said, in a voice that wasn’t quite the same. It was weathered, like that of a senior citizen with a bad smoking habit.
My lips trembled as I nodded. “It’s me Jimmy.”
He suddenly stood and lunged towards me, his hands outstretched. I flinched but he was held back by shackles around his ankles.
“Jessie!” he groaned. My heart couldn’t take it, feeling like it was going to explode. I fell to my knees as the 5 year mystery was solved in the most horrifying way.
“Isn’t it nice of Jessie to stop by?” said Mike. “Even after the way you treated her.”
Jimmy became restless, pulling on the shackles. He kept groaning like he was in pain.
“How could you do this to him?” I cried. “Even a rabid beast doesn’t deserve this!”
Mike shrugged. “I guess I felt bad for you. I’d never really considered the feelings of anyone else until I saw just how much you loved this man. And when I witnessed his betrayal day after day I just grew to hate him more. I knew a bullet to the brain wasn’t enough for this piece of shit.”
Mike turned to Jimmy and started rubbing his back. “But you know, over the years this piece of shit has grown on me. We’re like family now, aren’t we James?”
“No!” Jimmy screamed, making me fall back. “No no no!”
He buried his face in Mike’s neck, making him scream in pain. Dark blood cascaded down Mike’s shirt. Considering Jimmy was wasted away to nothing, Mike's attempts at freeing himself were useless. He fell to the floor and pushed himself against the wall, holding the gaping wound on his neck.
“James… Don’t…” he managed before Jimmy pounced. It sounded like a wild animal devouring its prey. I covered my ears as I watched in horror, my body refusing to let me look away.
Before long Mike was silent and still, his eyes remained open as he slouched against the wall. Jimmy turned to look at me, at first appearing shy or embarrassed. His face and chest was covered in Mike’s blood. He licked his lips and attempted to wipe it away with the back of his skeletal arm.
Eventually he started to crawl towards me, only stopping when the shackles wouldn’t allow him to get any closer. He groaned, but it wasn’t in anger. His eyes became glassy and he started to cry.
“Jessie,” he said. “I’m sorry.”
My hands trembled as I reached out to him, scared beyond belief but my heart was breaking all over again. I was in two minds, but eventually my hand met his and I felt his bony fingers between mine.
“Oh Jimmy,” I said breathlessly. “I forgive you.”
We held hands for a moment before I stood up. “I’m calling for help.” I made my way to the stairs.
“No!” Jimmy shouted. His eyes pleaded with me. “No Jessie. Please.
It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I think most people would have done the same from a place of love.
Jimmy Mack is never coming back.
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2023.03.29 21:37 enesup Have this idea for a story: People are forced to enter a worldwide tournament to become Lucifer's new host. Story takes place in our modern day world. Each person get sponsored by a demon that gives them a power. Inspired by JJBA, Gash Bell, and SMT. What should the rules be?

Trying to think of some rules that would make the tournament interesting. So far I've thought of the following:
  1. Demons must listen to their master, and must comply with almost every request that is within their power. However, demons are also individuals with their own personality.
  2. Although demons can fight other demons, demons cannot affect the world unless they are within a "host", usually a body or an object that is related to their ability (If your ability has something to do with chains, your demons must possess chains. Tigers? Then your demon has to inhabit a tiger)
  3. Each demon is given a power that allows them to manipulate reality in a limited, specific way (That's where the JJBA influence comes in). Each demons ability usually has a drawback or weakness that is easily exploitable.
  4. Demons are ethereal beings that can only be seen by participants. However, demons that are within a host can be seen by everyone. When demons have a host, they can manipulate it's appearance. Demons can also possess their user upon request, granting the user their ability.
  5. Although demons must listen to every request, there is one thing that takes paramount. Protecting their user. A demon will ignore any request that would cause harm to their user (Unless it's related to their ability) or drop whatever they are doing in order to protect their user from harm. This is at the demon's discretion (So if the demon doesn't see how something can harm the user, then it might not act.)
  6. Whenever a demon is summoned, they give off a strong aura that is detectable by other users. Although it's not pinpoint accuracy, if other tournament participants are in the area, they will know that there are enemies in the area.
  7. Generally, demons are on no ones side. They just must follow the rules of the tournament (Fulfill their users request, protect them, ). It's entirely possible for a demon to spoil the plans of a user or to inform their opponents of their weakness if they wanted to, as long as their user does not forbid it.
    1. When a Demon is defeated, their soul becomes owned by the victor of the battle. If the user decides to consume the demons soul, it will strengthen their demons abilities. However, strengthening your demons abilities makes their summoning aura more potent, and spread further. So although your demon is stronger, you're making yourself a larger target.
  8. Although battles can happen at any point or anywhere, if the user sets up a Blood Brawl (name pending), then an area, stipulations of the duel, and time will chosen, during which no one can attack them or their loved ones without agreeing to the terms. Blood Brawls use Demon souls as currency. (Ex. I defeated a demon, and set up a Blood brawl at this nearby park. Unless I am defeated, myself, my classmates, teachers, or family cannot be interacted with, either with demons, or dealings related to the tournament. I know this is kinda shit right now and needs refinement, but I'm just trying to find a way to stop someone form just hiring some dudes to kidnap people's families and force them out of the tournament.)
So what other rules would make things more interesting? One thing I'm brainstorming is how do I stop regular non combatant people from not knowing about the tournament? One idea I had was that all cameras, phones, video doesn't work in the presence of demons.
Also interested in an alternate term to use instead of Demons. Familiars sounds lame.
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2023.03.29 21:37 WeightedKeys Falco Phoenix Theory (Mindblowing)

Falco Phoenix Theory (Mindblowing)
Ever since watching the "Shock" ED, I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a reasoning as to why Falco received memories, why we are shown a phoenix, what the combustion means, and what role does it all play in AoE. After reading some posts here, a Twitter thread by Tensa, and prior AoE research along with recent digging, I think I can present a plausible theory that I hope can be built upon by the ANRime community.
"Shock" and "Akuma no Ko" ED's:
In these 2 ED's, We are shown an element that is common between both endings; A Phoenix, flying above the air and combusting. In the "Shock" ED, the combustion causes a noticeable change in the Paths Tree. The Tree is shown to glow a bright, orange light. In "Akuma no Ko", we are shown a phoenix flying and hitting a cage, then combusting to break the cage, revealing a lush and abandoned Paradis.
Akuma No Ko
Additionally, the teaser for P3 Cour 2 includes Falco narrating over a visual of him presumably flying in the sky. What's interesting is that a bright, orange glow is included in the center of the frame. The focus on Falco in "Shock", and the same orange, glowing light emitting from the Paths Tree, which is then held in the grasp of Falco (implying Falco has agency over this event), leads me to believe that Falco will transform not into a regular bird, but a Phoenix.
Cour 2 Teaser; looks like phoenix
Falco Holding Paths Tree
What lends additional credence to this theory is that the "Shock" ED singer recently shared what they had in mind while recording: "We are all connected. After a blink of an eye, everything is a burnt field". In AoT, what connects all Eldians? The Paths Tree. What causes burning? flames. I believe that Falco will transform into a phoenix and combust, that combustion causing events related to the Paths Tree that will play a SIGNIFICANT impact in AoE.
Now buckle in, because this is where things get more complex.
Norse Mythology and The Rumbling:
In Norse Mythology, an otherworldly tree named Ygdrassil holds all that is within the universe; it includes the Nine Worlds that exist in this mythology, including Asgard (Heaven), and Midgard (Earth). In AoT, it is believed The Tree on That Hill is Ygdrassil, and the 9 branches of the tree symbolize the 9 worlds of Norse (subsequently, the Nine Titans).
The Tree on That Hill
What I don't see many people mention, however, is that Ygdrassil has 3 roots (3 timelines anyone?) and each root leads to a well or spring. These wells/springs are considered holy. One well leads to great wisdom, and Odin, the all-father of Gods in Norse Mythology, famously sacrificed an eye to gain the wisdom held within the well. Eren also loses an eye, and visits the Paths, which is the presumed "well" in this case. Eren controls birds, mirroring Odin controlling 2 ravens, whose names translate to "Thought" and "Memory". Eren = Odin. What ties all of this together is the panel where Ymir falls into the Paths Tree/Ygdrassil, into a pool of water, where Hallucigenia dwells. Hallucigenia is simply "life", as explained by Zeke. Effectively, Ymir fell into the tree of Norse Mythology, into a pool of water (well) containing the source of all life (Hallucigenia, the source of all life mirroring Ygdrassil), firmly linking the "Tree on That Hill" = Ygdrassil. Ygdrassil will serve as a pillar of this theory.
Ymir falling into Ygdrassil
Hallucigenia and its role in AoE:
Ragnarok is an apocalyptical event in Norse Mythology. A Serpent referred to as Jormungandr causes this event. Jormungandr is said to "bite its own tail", an example of an ouroboros. A broken ouroboros is shown in the "Akatsuki no Requiem" music video by Linked Horizon. I believe that Hallucigenia is a direct reference to Jormungandr, and the death of Hallucigenia will be required to end the power of the titans, the broken ouroboros signifying this (also signifying the breaking of the cycle of timelines, explained later). Supporting this is the mention of Jormungandr spraying "poison" into the air as Ragnarok unfolds. In chapter 138, Hallucigenia is shown to emit gas that is inhaled by the Eldians, causing them to turn into titans, the "poison" of Jormungandr. We are NEVER shown Hallucigenia's death in the manga. We are only shown smoke and the scouts turning back into humans. In the extra pages published after 139, it is revealed that the Paths Tree/Ygdrassil has reopened, implying the power of the titans emerging yet again. I believe that Hallucigenia found its home in the tree once more after The Rumbling, causing the tree to reopen, titans to exist again. With Hallucigenia's survival, the power of the titans will not cease. When Hallucigenia attached itself to Ymir, titans were birthed; and they will continue to be birthed as long as Hallucigenia exists.
In AoE, Hallucigenia will have to die, as the cycle of titans has historically bred fear and division in human life, and for humanity to be free, titans must not exist.
Next, we will talk about the main subject, Falco's role in AoE.
Falco's Critical Role:
Norse Mythology is the key to this theory, and continues to play a role here. During Ragnarok, it is told that the god Heimdallr will stand and blow into his horn, a horn that can be heard in all worlds. Heimdallr is described as "the one who illuminates the world", "the most glittering of all gods, who is gifted with the gift of foresight". I believe that Falco = Heimdallr, and the illumination/glittering refers to Falco's Phoenix, and its combustion. "The gift of foresight" are the memories that Eren bestowed on Falco. After the blowing of the horn (combustion), it is said that a meeting of Gods takes place, then Odin (Eren) advances to battle into Ragnarok. I believe this combustion (blowing of the horn, heard in all worlds, all timelines), will cause some sort of unification in timelines, and break the cycle of timelines. This unification will cause something in Eren, and will (probably) trigger the Berserk Titan, and the Full Rumbling. In regards to the memories, it is still not clear exactly what Eren sent; I hope this theory helps someone connect the dots and they let us know.
Continuing on, I'd like to place attention on the Season 2 ED. Within it, we are shown a panel from the manga, a depiction of Ymir and the 9 Titans. It differs from the manga however, in the manner of an illustration of an "x" across Ymir (manga had no X).
With this in mind, I need to explain how Norse cosmology works and is structured. Many believe the universe of Norse to consist of concentric circles (circles rooting from the same center). The "center" is Ygdrassil. Above the circle containing Earth (Midgard), is the circle of Heaven (Asgard). Here is an illustration:
Norse Map
Heimdallr, in this case Falco, is said to guard the bridge of Bifrost, a bridge linking the Earth and Heaven (the Earth being in the circle below Heaven). I believe that Falco's Phoenix will combust, and "break" this bridge, in this case, breaking the cycle of timelines, unifying all timelines, which causes a version of Heaven on Earth (in "Akuma No Ko", flourishing and beautiful landscapes occur after the Phoenix combusts, showing an abandoned Paradis). The abandonment of Paradis and migration to the mainland is foreshadowed in the season 2 ED, not doomium as some claim. I believe the "X" drawn across Ymir signifies the breaking of the bridge between Heaven and Earth, unifying the two (Ymir's role will be explained later).
More on Ymir later
Now, let's take a look at "Akatsuki no Requiem" MV. In the music video, the question "I wonder why the heavenly sky was separated from the Earth below?" is asked. But what is even more revelatory here is the line later in the video: "The dark shadow of the advancing bird, is burnt upon the Earth below". This is a huge clue, a clue which hasn't drawn attention until now. The advancing bird refers to the phoenix, and the burning upon the Earth refers to its combustion. Remember the quote from the "Shock" ED singer? "After a blink of an eye, everything is a burnt field". Everything is coming together.
Ymir's Role:
In chapter 135, we are shown Armin is taken captive by Ymir. Interestingly though, notice Armin's internal dialogue the moment before he was captured:
Armin Eaten
This seems to imply that Armin was contemplating "throwing away" his friendship to aid Eren. Had Ymir not interfered, what would Armin have done? Remember this Armin visual?
Truth or Friendship?
I believe that Ymir was trying to thwart Armin choosing "truth", by capturing him and not allowing him the ability to transform into a Titan, in the event he would indeed choose truth and help Eren. Again, I found a link in Norse Mythology, which may not be accurate, but interesting nonetheless:
The god Loki had been bound/imprisoned for the death of another God. It was proclaimed that Loki would break free from his binds, and cause chaos during the event of Ragnarok. Normally I wouldn't lend any credence to this, but it is also told his 3 children will break free, and also cause havok. Who do we know that had 3 children? Ymir, with her daughters being Maria, Rose, and Shina. Who do we know who was recently "freed" by Eren? Ymir. I believe Ymir deceived Eren, which also plays into Loki's personality. By capturing Armin, not only was Armin swayed from choosing truth, he convinced Zeke to emerge, who was later killed, causing The Rumbling to stop. Ymir WANTS the cycle of titans to continue; I believe she may still be bound to King Fritz, or maybe there is still a "binding" element to Paths that keep her confined, if the event which I will detail now occurs, the culmination of everything so far, Ymir will be "free" from this bind.
In the song "Vogel im Kafig", a key line is sung: "Is that the angel who fell who flew down from the twilight sky?". The Rumbling, which occurs at dusk, implies that this angel will fall down during The Rumbling. We know The Rumbling occurs at dusk because of what we saw In Cour 1, and also, in the FIRST OPENING of the whole show (crazy foreshadowing), the lyrics "We ignite the dusk with a crimson bow and arrow" are present. In the AnR music video, the crimson bow is also present, and is a metaphor to The Rumbling. Here is the culmination: Falco will turn into a Phoenix, combust, and break the boundary between heaven and earth; Ymir may or may not try to stop this from happening, causing her death, or in the case she does not try to stop it, causing her freedom from Paths (This explains the "X"). Her body may physically or metaphorically "fall from the twilight sky". In either case, Falco's combustion will cause a change in the Paths Tree that will allow some sort of unification of timelines, breaking the cycle, and this unification may be what triggers clarity in Eren, and subsequently the Berserk Titan transformation.
Closing Thoughts:
Please, build on this or provide insight/counter-claims. We are getting closer and closer to the truth. AoE will happen. Also, I will provide my own mini-theory for the ending just to close up some thoughts:
I believed that AoE would happen entirely in Cour 2, but with everything that needs to be explained, I now believe it is not possible for everything to be covered in this next part. I'm starting to believe the Linked Horizon "movie" theory:
part 4 = movie, but it may also just mean Cour 2
My "to be taken more seriously" theory is done already at this point, this is just my intuition now, don't call me crazy, but remember the image of the dude who predicted AoT's ending?
First off, the fact he predicted Colossal Titan Eren (Berserk Eren), is crazy to me. Secondly, the "chapter 140" aligns with Yams comments about writing an extra 15 pages. 3rdly, the movie being the "final timeline" aligns with Muv-luv's presentation; The MC arrives in the final timeline with all of his memories of the past timelines, which didn't happen in the AoT anime timeline. It also aligns with School Casts, which is shown in a memory when Eren's head touches Zeke, I believe in School Casts it shows Eren bored and he makes a deal with Ymir (Easter egg, or Canon?). Lastly, my theory states that the worm HAS to die, and this dude said it exists as a fossil, meaning it dies....there's alot that connects here, just think it's interesting.
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2023.03.29 21:17 TypicalTreehugger 30 [M4F] UK/Online - Looking for a genuine connection with someone

Good day people!
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure how to write posts like this here, but I'd absolutely love to find someone to connect with. Hopefully, someone reading this will find something to relate to, if you did - drop me a message! :)
I'll start by saying I'm not someone desperately looking for affection, I was somewhat of a 'lone wolf' most of my life, and I've learned to be completely fine with it, and truthfully - I am. But lately I've grown to realise that it would actually be nice to have someone to create new experiences, memories and share them together. I find it very important to be able to form a connection with someone, I've learned that it's an awful feeling when you are with someone with whom you constantly feel careful about what you say, do and can't be fully yourself. I've always been someone who tries to find a laugh in everything, so a sense of humour is a big deal for me.
Here's a little about me - I am 30 years old, white, have hazel eyes, 6"2 in height and I currently live in a small country in Eastern Europe.
I'm naturally super curious as a person, I constantly listen to various podcasts or watch documentaries and I'd like to think I can hold a conversation about plenty of different topics. It comes to the point where I feel like I have so much information in my head, but majority of it is at a very shallow level. A lot of people must feel that way too - like having awareness and understanding on a vast number of different topics, but only on a surface level.
Outside of that I love nature and animals a lot, and when I say a lot I mean it - it hurts me deeply when I see tree branches being cut. On the other hand, I do have a bit of a nerdy side too, for example I love Lord of the Rings and fantasy worlds in general, and one of my items on my bucket list is to one day release my own book. I know gaming is a big thing nowadays, and I might have been called a gamer years ago, but, unfortunately, I had to pretend to be an adult at some point of my life and cut the gaming drastically. Not against it tho.
I would also say I am extremely open-minded as a person and non-judgemental at all, I always try to understand the other side, and what they may be experiencing internally before comitting to judgement. Also, very clumsy and I prefer cold over hot.
ANYWAY, hopefully this caught someones attention and if you'd fancy to have a chat with this internet stranger who eats sushi with hands and occasionally hugs trees - drop me a message! :)
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2023.03.29 21:11 clegay15 The March of the Machines Ending Flopped

I understand this is an unpopular opinion but the March of the Machines ending flopped in my opinion. Simply put many consequences from previous stories were reversed, undermining the tension of past story. Furthermore some decisions within March of the Machines story itself lacked any dramatic importance or consequences. Finally, the build up of the Capennan angels was poor and stretches my ability to believe it makes sense.
This does not mean the story overall was awful, there are many stories (especially side stories) which were excellent. With only a few exceptions the writing itself was excellent. However, as someone who was incredibly excited about this story going in: the ending felt incredibly flat and unearned. I will post full reviews of each story over time, but reviewing some of the specific faults of the story to start.
Elspeth's Decision to Return to New Phyrexia was Meaningless
The set up to Elspeth's return ends with a choice. In a decision which was partially set up by Elesh Norn sending Ajani to Theros (a plane which Elspeth sparked to first, and loved dearly) and Atraxa to Capenna (Elspeth's home plane). I think the framing here was excellent, with the best summary being this line in Episode 6:
If it was someone who'd already lost—why not Ajani? Why not repay her old mentor for everything he'd done for her? Maybe there was still a way to save him.
And for that matter, why not take to the field in New Capenna? If she struck down Atraxa, perhaps the angels there could return—and perhaps their returning might cleanse the plane.
As much as she doesn't want to read them, the answers are plain across her heart: if she saves Ajani, she will only be saving a single person. Alone he isn't enough to turn the tide. New Capenna can save itself. Which leaves Wrenn, and Nissa, and the glowing thread tying them together.
Yes—she understands.
The decision isn't whether to save Nissa or save Wrenn.
It's to keep Nissa occupied long enough for Wrenn to reach the tree.
As mentioned above: Elspeth chooses to return to New Phyrexia and save Chandra and Wrenn. She choose to save the multiverse instead of defending two planes she has attachment to. She chooses the multiverse over her love of Daxos, her relationship with Ajani, and her home plane. So one would believe the choice would have meaning: that choosing to save the multiverse will have implications.
In short, it doesn't.
Ajani is saved and is returned to us, Capenna is not destroyed and the angels return anyway. In short: the decision was without consequence. Elspeth gave up nothing to save the multiverse. Instead of a character moment with resonance: it's more like getting the right answer on a multiple choice pop quiz. Good job Elspeth you made the right call! Don't worry, we'll make sure that this costs you nothing in the long run.
The Capennan Angels Don't Make Sense
Let's start with this: Halo is basically essence of angel. The archdemons of Capenna trap angels in statues so they can turn them into Halo. By the event so Streets of New Capenna the entire plane is running out of Halo. Only one angel, Giada, is known to exist and her mere existence is dramatically changing the plane. Why? Because she can provide Halo, which is running out. We then learn in the Capenna side story that the plane is still running low on Halo. Furthermore the only way to get more Halo is to take it from an angel as Della (the angel we meet in the story) hints at:
"You two were greatly wounded. Luckily, I was present to mend your wounds instantly, though it required a significant portion of myself . . . of my Halo, as you call it."
So in order for Capenna to get more Halo they would need more angels. Did many angels rebirth when the invasion began? Errant suggests there are incredibly few angels (emphasis mine):
It wasn't odd to encounter people she'd never met among the resistance. But Errant had never seen an angel in the flesh, only their statues that stood as bitter monuments to a better time in New Capenna's history. The long-ago stewards of New Capenna had returned at last. Far too little, far too late, most likely. Two iridescent wings extended from the woman's back, arcing gracefully around her shoulders and framing her in a faint, mother-of-pearl glow.
So a prominent member of the resistance has never seen an angel (even though angels are crucial to the eventual victory). However, at the end of the side story the Capennan angels repel the Phyrexian invasion of Capenna and then are sent across the multiverse to save the other planes and provide Halo. To make matters worse Episode 9 confirms what the side story already told us:
But Phyrexia's armies are teeming ten thousand, and there are far fewer angels on New Capenna than there once were.
Ok. So to recap on the Capennan angels:
  1. There's no explanation as to how they actually return...they just do
  2. The story explicitly confirms that the Angels are "fewer than before" (and they barely repelled the previous Phyrexian invasion of Capenna)
  3. Somehow, even though the angels are few, they somehow completely turn the tide of the Phyrexian Invasion of the Multiverse
To me, this is incredibly sloppy writing and set up; a rushed story if you will. It is never a good sign when the text in your own story contradicts what is happening. Wizards wants me to believe that the angels are weaker and less numerous than before, and yet I am also supposed to believe that they easily defeat Phyrexia (which is stronger than before) over more ground.
What makes this worse to me is that the angels save the day in spite of Wizards also setting up the notion that Elspeth chose to protect Wrenn instead of rallying the Capennan angels. Once again: choices do not have consequences. Wizards will allow characters to make decisions, and those decisions don't matter.
Previous Story Points are Reversed
There are three specific characters who return to us in either Episode 9 or Episode 10. In Episode 9 Giada returns to the story. How is she returned? It's glossed over: "Halo" returns Giada to the story. This is not supported by the story basically at all. It also completely undermines the ending of the Streets of New Capenna story where Giada sacrifices herself to protect Elspeth in her final battle with Ob Nixilis and to create Luxior.
This is a comparatively minor gut punch, because Giada is a new character we have not spent much time with, but still annoying. Giada makes a sacrifice, except it's not a sacrifice because it's reversed and it's reversed without some other character making a sacrifice. Wizards did it purely to do it.
The next two characters who return to us are Ajani and Nissa. Once again: these are two characters whose compleation were major gut punches in Dominaria United and Phyrexia: All Will be One. Both are fan favorites, so the fact that Wizards allowed the Phyrexians to compleat them were big deals in both stories. MORE infuriatingly: Wizards raised the stakes of reviving both of them in Elspeth's arc, specifically in Episode 6 (as stated above). Elspeth explicitly thinks about saving both of them, but rules it out in favor of doing the 'right' thing in saving the multiverse over an individual.
Well, Wizards undermined that choice by simply making it irrelevant. Elspeth didn't have a choice to make, she just had to perform her story duty. I could, maybe, live with Nissa returning: but Ajani being sent to Theros was explicitly done to distract Elspeth from going to New Phyrexia. In short:
  1. Wizards sets up Ajani being used as bait to distract Elspeth from saving the multiverse
  2. Elspeth then makes a decision to choose the multiverse over her friend
  3. Wizards decides to make the choice to send Ajani meaningless, and make Elesh Norn's plans fruitless
Stories and decisions only matter if there are consequences. Reviving Ajani undermines Elspeth's own character choices, specific plot points, and previous stakes from different stories. Reviving Ajani and Nissa also undermines one of the critical threats poised by Phyrexia: that they can turn your allies against you; and that Phyresis is irreversible.
Finally, the price paid to revive them is, in my mind too low. The cost of reversing Phyresis is Karn's spark and the life of Melira. Why this works is somewhat inexplicable. Except...the cost isn't really that high, why? Melira is dying anyway as we learn in Episode 10:
If we're going to do it, we have to do it soon. I don't think I have much longer.
Whether or not Nissa/Ajani are returning to us: Melira is going to die; this isn't that much of a sacrifice. Next, Karn loses his spark, which I would BELIEVE is a price to be paid if we don't have two characters IN THE STORY (in this very chapter) who have regained their sparks. One, of course, is Karn and the other is Teferi. So personally, I have zero confidence that Karn will remain without a spark. Which, to me, means Wizards allowed their characters to make two "sacrifices" which aren't really sacrifices. Karn will become a planeswalker again when it's convenient.
This says nothing about Vraska, who is neither confirmed dead nor confirmed 'cured' but I struggle to see why they would do what they did unless they intended to cure her.
The Cost to the Multiverse Was Comparatively Low
Finally, although we do not have a full account as to the damage done to the Multiverse, it does not seem particularly heavy in my eyes. Yes, thousands (probably millions) died, but the deaths of unnamed characters is not much of a sacrifice. Many secondary/tertiary characters also died, but frankly: I do not consider the losses of (in order by plane)
Capenna: AnheloEldraine: Algenus & Linden KenrithIxalan: EtaliKaldheim: Toski & SarulfTheros: Heliod, Brimaaz and two other godsZendikar: Omnath
None of these characters are focuses of a set, some are antagonists (ahem: Heliod) and some did not even get a true story appearance (Omnath being a prominent example). None of the planes, best I can tell, are being dramatically changed (no the destruction of Boseiju does not count). When we return basically all of them are going to be pretty similar to what they were before.
In short, for a multiversal threat which was supposed to almost wipe out individuality across the multiverse: the multiverse got off easy.
Glistening Oil "Turning Off" Makes No Sense, and It's Potency Fluctuated Confusingly
The danger glistening oil varied dramatically in the story. In the first episode of ONE: Nahiri is infected after a slight cut and exposure to Glistening Oil. Mirrodin itself is infected and compleated based on the oil merely being present on plane. However, in many stories (notably, in my mind, on Ixalan) characters contacted glistening oil without issue. Zacama herself basically ate Etali (who was covered in oil) and had no consequences. In short the potency and danger of glistening oil was not static and became a danger entirely based on the whims of each individual author.
Additionally, the theory that glistening oil "turns off" with the absence of Elesh Norn makes...little sense. Nowhere is this mentioned in the story, to my recollection, before the last episode. Furthermore, if Norn could control glistening oil: how in the world was there any dissension in her ranks in the first place? Would it not stand to reason that at least some of the glistening oil would not react to Norn because the other Praetors were not entirely subservient to her (otherwise how would Jin, Urabrask and Sheoldred able to rebel)? The obvious answer to me is: YES, of course that makes sense.
We also know that Ajani (at least) was not compleated by Norn, but by sleeper agents under the command of...Sheoldred. We also do not know whether Nissa was compleated by Elesh Norn or Vorinclex, but given that she was chased down by Lukka (who was compleated by Vorinclex) it stands to reason that it's at least likely that she was compleated by someone else. Finally, if glistening oil was designed to respond to the Father (or Mother) of Machines: why did the oil work after the death of Yawgmoth in the first place? This plot point is entirely fabricated at the end of the story to suit the needs of the plot.
Contrary to what some may claim: I am not critiquing that the "body count" isn't high enough. I am a pointing out that the story undermined its own consequences, and allowed some characters to make decisions which were not true choices but allowed them to have their cake and eat it too. I further would contend that the way they portrayed Phyrexia in March of the Machine was far different than how they portrayed Phyrexia in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Instead of being incredibly powerful: Phyrexia rolls over.
It would be one thing if they set up the ending (angels from Capenna saving the day) and if they had avoided setting up pivotal decisions which they later undermined. Unfortunately Wizards chose to rush the ending, avoid characters facing consequences, and undermined previous story beats.
Furthermore, I understand that Wizards can now tell stories about Ajani and Nissa. I know they can show how they wrestle with what 'they did' after they recover. I am sure they can tell that interestingly. That doesn't mean that it was the right story decision. I also understand that there are limits to how much Wizards can change each plane; if they're too different then its more difficult to return to them (probably why Tarkir and Alara are so difficult to return to as they changed those worlds dramatically). That means ensuring the characters face consequences is even more important. I do not think Wizards did a good job in this case.
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2023.03.29 21:08 Altschulinho My thoughts on the current state of the game.

Yeah, I know. Another "my thoughts on x" post. Yet I wanted to share with you guys and know what you think.
Got a good number of hours spent in the game and came back after a two months or so break.
Current run: I play with mods, most of them cosmetic, but the important ones here are More Game Rules (for reduced seduction schemes) and Less Artifact Claims (game is unplayable without at a certain realm and family size).
Started as a custom Count, Bosnian culture, in Lower Bosnia. Formed Duchy, later conquered Upper Bosnia and Zachlumia as well, formed Bosnia via Decision. Created custom faith, formed custom Empire of Yugoslavia with the kingdoms of Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary (You really need Hungary for the province number required). Later added Wallachia and Bulgaria, added via de jure drift. Created hybrid Yugoslavian culture, with Greek and Bosnian. Not historically correct, but anyway. As Byzantium collapsed, added Constantinople without resistance. Bit cheesy, I know, but it's too good to not have it. Right now, I'm in the late 1200's and I added Italy to the mix. Bohemia, Poland and Moravia's rulers are also of my dynasty. But let's get to the point.

The good:
I really love taking care of my family. Children are cute, and I love to see them growing up and become a great steward, good queen of a foreign King, or becoming friends with them at a feast. Educating your kids and not getting the beating event always feels like a tiny success each time. Painting the map in your colours, a bit, not too much, fighting off the first crusade or just defending against a holy war against three attackers larger than your army really feels great. You won't get a lot of events, and you take your time to plan things and are happy if they come together.
The bad:
You don't realise it always at first, but there is a point where the gameplay swings. I don't know how to call it, but from one moment to the next most things feel tedious. I'm not gonna mention artifact clutter here, since this has been addressed by the devs and will be improved.
Every 30 years, the Pope will call a crusade against you, no matter how much you handed his ass to him the times before. Everything about it gets obnoxious. Catholics are only left in Scotland and Norway, yet they come in numbers of 300k. You stackwipe them each time, getting 50 prisoners. You can't execute them all in most cases, because suicide of stress. Or you get a random kinslayer trait, because one of your dimwit cousins ran away and became Catholic. Or you can't release them all at once, because, sadistic. But that's not the worst part. You know why? Because every one of them has 3 plots against them, which are of course discovered immediately by your hard working spymaster. Every couple of days you get a disturbingly loud popup that random unimportant courtier #3874 tried to plot against your prisoner Count Dumbass. I don't need this. I know there's a mod for stuff like that, but I tried it and found I was missing on a lot of other stuff which was more important in my opinion. I'd really love some improvement on spymaster notifications. Too much useless stuff gets popped up in your face (knight A fabricates hook on knight B or tries to kill them BUT if knight A succeeds in the murder, you don't get anything. Unless they had a position.) while valuable info is hidden from you. If your heir loses his best piece, you wouldn't know. The "Scandal" event only fires if your niece gets pregnant out of wedlock, not your daughter, wtf? The worst thing is, you can at no point do anything against any of it, since you have no power whatsoever. Some duchess killed my nephew? Bad luck, she's not of my dynasty. People killing each other in your castle, if they're found out, they just don't want to be arrested. Deal with it. This useless, meaning-to-be-immersive-but-fails-miserably plotting could be cut down by 95% and it would be fine. It's just garbage, especially during times where you have to focus on important stuff.
The ugly:
Even with less seduction schemes AND a faith where all adultery is illegal, you better pray if you're marrying 17-year-olds to another, because they already have someone on the side. Horrible amount of cheating going on, find secrets 3 times and you can arrest half your vassals. Is this how it should be? Also, the lack of respect everyone gives you. Everyone gets irritable and insults you without giving you the option to retaliate. You give one word back and you have a rival, who will now try to kill you, every time, without failure. You appoint one court position (because your last royal architect just decided to leave, without the courtesy to ask you first and no chance to get them back) and another random douce insults you and your princess in front of everyone. You hold court, because why not? You have avoided doing it because few good things come of it. 3 events? You can become your daughter's ward, because "her dear mama is no longer around", although you're it already. You can give some stupid knight one of your domains for free. And you can give 500 gold away for 20 years of 10% increased development in one of your counties. Next time I'll get something better, for sure. And what we really need, is a better stress management for the AI. My one daughter was ambitious, calm and humble and managed to flagellate herself to death before 30. I landed her, my fault I know, but still.
And don't get me started on personal artifact claims. -60 op for not giving them precious things (or just pressed flowers) without compensation. They are angry, start a faction, you have to take them down, their siblings do the same after the rebellion failed. I blinded and tortured the shit of three of your brothers and took their land, what does the fourth one expect to happen? Please make this stop. Please. Before anything else.
So what do I want? Less, but more useful events. There are some things I avoid (never hold court while romancing your wife, never get a pet cat, always tell the steward to repair the latrines, never investigate the mass murders in your castle. You know why).

Sorry for the wall of text, everyone. Thanks for reading and your input. Appreciate it. Until then, I'm putting my faith (not all of it, but still some) in the next DLC - and of course in the AGOT mod - , because it's still a great game.
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2023.03.29 21:03 Maxim_Sherstobitov 𝗨𝗦 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲; 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲-𝗽𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀; 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗶𝗹 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱; 𝗡𝗭$𝟭 = 𝟲𝟮.𝟮 𝗨𝗦𝗰

𝗨𝗦 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲; 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲-𝗽𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀; 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗶𝗹 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱; 𝗡𝗭$𝟭 = 𝟲𝟮.𝟮 𝗨𝗦𝗰
The American housing market is continuing its measured rise with a surprise rise in February pending home sales. You may recall they rose more than +8% year-on-year in January, and analysts thought February would give back about -2.3% of that.
But in fact they rose again, by +0.8%, and locking in the gains. It is the Northeast where the big gains are coming from; the West remains weak. It's a recovery of transaction volume at this stage, not in prices, where the median remained at US$363,000 (NZ$583,000).
***INFOGRAPHIC-1: When looking at where clean energy technologies and their components are made, one thing is very clear: China dominates the industry. The country, along with the rest of the Asia Pacific region, accounts for approximately 75% of global manufacturing capacity across seven clean energy technologies.***
This gain in real estate volume may well have carried on into March. Mortgage applications rose +2.9% last week, a fourth consecutive week of increases, and the longest winning streak in four years. Mortgage interest rates were little-changed with the benchmark 30yr fixed rate at 6.45% plus points, but that is a one-month low.
Although it is not expected to have much impact on trade flows, the CPTPP eleven nation trade group is expected to agree that the UK can join. You may recall that both Taiwan and China have also applied, but they will be caught up in the global political rivalry.
The CPTPP is the high-standard trade bloc promoted by the US Obama Administration, but was abandoned by the Trump Administration. However, even without the US it is doing an effective job raising trade deal standards especially labour and environmental standards. Even China's preferred RCEP looks up to the CPTPP.
In Australia, their inflation rate is moderating, although it remains very high. Their CPI rose 6.8% in the year to February, easing from a 7.4% gain in the year to January. This was less than the 7.1% expected and was the second straight month of lower annual inflation and the softest pace since last June.
The easing is largely due to slower rises in prices of housing, food, and transport. Financial markets were pricing virtually no change to the RBA cash rate at next week's review, and may be vindicated by this CPI update.
But ANZ says it thinks the RBA will hike by +25 bps again next week because inflation is "still too high". New Zealand won't get its March CPI update until April 20.
***INFOGRAPHIC-2: Based on 2022 revenue, the top 10 largest sportswear companies earned a total of more than $100bn. Nike and Adidas are by far the two largest, dwarfing the rest of the list.***
But whether Aussie inflation continues to moderate is still up in the air. Their unions seem ready to push for big +7% wage claims in cost-of-living campaigns at both state and national levels, and in both the public and private sectors.
Tallies of funding activity in international financial markets shows that Australian banks are having no problems raising money. All recent issues (especially by ANZ, CBA and and ANZ) have been heavily over-subscribed, enabling them to have raised most of their 2023 requirements already. International investors seem to prize Aussie banks for their "unquestionably strong" capital benchmarks.
The price of gold will open today at US$1965/oz and down -US$5 from this time yesterday.
And oil prices start today unchanged from yesterday at just over US$73.50/bbl in the US. The international Brent price is now just on US$78/bbl.
The Kiwi dollar is down -¼c against the USD and now at 62.2 USc. Against the Aussie we are little-changed at 93.1 AUc. Against the euro we are also little-changed at 57.5 euro cents. That means the TWI-5 is now up at 70.2 with a minor -10 bps daily dip.
The bitcoin price is much higher today, now at US$28,246 and up +5.0% from this time yesterday. Volatility over the past 24 hours has been high too at +/-3.5%.
***CHART-1: Returns - Last 10 years of some assets***
On Wednesday, the buyers, so prevalent the day before, disappeared and the New Zealand sharemarket lost ground. But the latest Australian consumer price index gave hope that central banks may be winning the battle against inflation.
Freightways declined 17c or 1.82 per cent to $9.18 after providing a trading update with Express Package volumes remaining steady and the company being mindful of the risk of slower business and consumer activity in the short term. It has suspended its dividend reinvestment plan.
Freightways outlined one-off costs of $3.5m through loss of gross earnings for Express Package because of Cyclone Gabrielle ($2m) and dual listing and merger and acquisition activity ($1m). But these costs will be matched by the general rate increases from July 1.
Sky TV was down 3c to $2.55 after outlining its company re-organisation, with 170 roles disestablished. The customer care division will be boosted 40 per cent with 200 jobs created in the Philippines dealing with straightforward queries and 100 roles retained in New Zealand handling more complex inquiries.
Sky TV is partnering with Tata Consulting Services and Probe CX Group to enhance its technology and content operations, as well as customer care.
The television network is delivering $6m in annual cost savings from the 2024 financial year and beyond. But there is a one-off cost of another $6m for the organisational changes.
***CHART-2: At the peak in 2013, China held $1.3trn in US Treasuries. Today they hold $850bn, and the selling has accelerated over the past two years.***
Metro Performance Glass, up 0.002c to 16.5c, reaffirmed its full-year operating earnings (ebit) guidance of $11m-$12m compared with an actual $5.9m in the 2022 financial year. Net debt is expected to be less than $63m.
New Zealand King Salmon Investments, gaining 0.005c or 2.44 per cent to 21c, reported an improved result for the 12 months ending January, turning around a net loss of $73.2m in the previous year to a profit of $1.9m. Revenue was $167.13m, down 4 per cent.
Sales volume decreased 24 per cent to 5837 metric tonnes from 7672mt, and the result period covered two summers with the mortality expense reducing from $13.5m to $2m between December and March 22. King Salmon provided operating earnings (ebitda) guidance of $21m-$25m for the 2024 financial year.
Green Cross Health was up 3c or 2.22 per cent to $1.38. The company told the market that its chief operating officer Alison Van Wyk has resigned.
Source: NZ Herald
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2023.03.29 21:03 AkujunkanX [WTT][USA-CA][H] Unopened, New Xbox Series X, Cash, Paypal [W]Atomos Ninja V

[WTT][USA-CA][H] Unopened, New Xbox Series X, Cash, Paypal [W]Atomos Ninja V
Long story, short, I have an Xbox Series X I bought for a friend during the dark days of the pandemic when only the strong and restless beat bots to the buy button (lol). They backed out and I just had it sitting around waiting if anyone I knew would want it. Not trying to make a profit, it was just to help since I was good at getting consoles. Then I just forgot about it.
Flash forward to now and I need a Ninja V for a videography project that will require longer recording than my Z50 can do internally. I figure I'll see if the stars align and see if there is a party out there that fits the trade...
That said, I'll also just pay cash, paypal if someone has a used Ninja V they would sell.
The SSD recording is the reason, but willing to buy/trade for anything comparable with SSD recording capabilities.
Would rather a local deal can be made near the 95112 Area Code, but willing to ship.
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2023.03.29 21:02 olesia_spitsyna A Brief Guide to Software Testing

A Brief Guide to Software Testing
According to job search portals like, QA engineering is one of the top five most popular jobs in IT in 2020. The IT field is growing faster than ever, and IT companies are creating new quality assurance teams every single day to ensure that only the most sophisticated, and high quality products enter the market.
Plus, here’s another striking figurewhen working on a software project, about 50% of the total time spent on the project, and more than 50% of the total cost of the project, is actually spent on testing. That’s quite a big budget. So, as you can see there’s a lot of emphasis on testing for companies!

Testing is the biggest and best quality control technique out there. Anybody can put out software, but without the guidance and testing that comes from a QA tester, products are likely to be bug-ridden and hard to use. This would be damaging for most businesses, so that’s why they’re investing time and money in quality assurance teams.

Let’s recap quickly on quality assurance testing…

Quality assurance testing is when you make sure a piece of software meets the requirements that has been set out for it, and that it works as it should for the end-user. There are two approaches to testing, manual and automated testing, which we will discuss in more detail later on.

Testing is taught at some universities, and because QA engineering is still a pretty young industry, many people want to enter it. Testing is becoming increasingly popular, and there are plenty of people looking for online courses, or other learning opportunities where they can learn testing quickly, instead of going to university for a few years.

The quickest way to learn testing, and to make a fresh start in this profession, is to either complete an online course or to self-educate yourself. Both ways are acceptable, but new testers should make sure that they get a lot of practical experience into their learning, as this is what is going to make the biggest difference for them when they get a real testing job.

To get acquainted with the basics of software testing tools, keep reading our guide.

Ways of testing
You now know a little more detail about testing, it is now important for you to discover how testing can be done.

There are two approaches to testing, manual and automated testing. Both approaches are part of the quality control process, and are there to test software, but both operate differently. These two approaches have their benefits and weaknesses, join as we find out more about them.

Manual testing is when a human tester executes tests. This is the biggest difference between manual and automated testing. Generally, a manual tester is there to pretend to be the end-user and to check the software for defects. A manual tester usually follows a test plan, so they know what to look out for. This approach works very well on small-scale projects, but it does not work as well for large-scale projects. This work is very intuitive, but it does rely heavily on the tester being thorough and complete with their testing. The main weakness of this approach is that there is room for human error.

Automated testing typically reduces the cost of manual testing, because a human isn’t running the testing. During automated testing, a computer is running the tests, and these have been planned out by a tester. Tests in this approach can be completed much faster, thus saving a lot of money, and it can pick a lot of errors that might have been missed by a human. However, automated testing is not a universal solution. Generally, it is more preferable to use manual testing when scripts are not included in regression or continuous integration tests. Auto testing also won’t work when errors occur outside of their written code.

The way a product is tested depends on the end goal, and the level of testing required for a project. Every project will be different and each test plan and approach should be designed with this in mind.

What are the other types of tests that are found in QA engineering?
A good software testing tutorial will not only teach you about load and performance, but it will also teach you about various types of tests and test cases.

When it comes to the classification of testing types, another approach is possible. You may get ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ testing methods, and various techniques can be used within them.

‘Static’ testing assumes that the program code will not be executed, and it will include checking things like the code and requirements of the software. Static is used at an early stage in the software life cycle and it is an important part of the verification process. In some cases, this type of testing doesn’t even require a computer, for instance, when checking requirements. Plus, static testing methods can be used in either manual or automated testing.

‘Dynamic’ testing is a method aimed at verifying the functionality of a program during code execution. This type of testing involves the actual operation of the program and determining if it functions. Dynamic testing shows whether or not the expectations of the software are actually being met or not. The dynamic type of testing actually tests software directly and in real-time.

Methods of testing
You’ve now got a better idea about testing, the approaches used, and what other types of tests could be used during the quality assurance process. It is now time to look at what methods of testing are used in the testing process.

There are two main methods of testing – ‘White Box’ and ‘Black Box’.

White Box testing is when certain parts of the system are tested to see if they work as they should. White Box testing is not testing the functionality of the application. But, White Box testing does ensure that the internal structure works and is stable.

In White Box testing, a QA has access to the source code of the application and can examine it to see how the initial values are converted into final values. The tester can then write the appropriate input codes to check that the system outputs the right output. Knowing the features of the tested program is a must for White Box testing.

Black Box testing is when a QA engineer checks the functionality of an application. The QA tester does not look inside to see how the initial values are converted into final values. Black Box testing is based solely on the external interfaces of the system. The engineer does not need any knowledge about the internal structure or components in the whole system. Also, during Black Box testing, the tester usually checks the specifications/requirements, or other documents, that describe system requirements so that they can see if the product is doing what it should be doing.

The most significant difference between White Box testing and Black Box testing is the information that is provided to the QA tester.

Now that you know more about testing methods, let’s take a look at the various testing levels that impact testing.

Levels of testing
There are four distinguished levels of testing, these include Unit Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and Acceptance Testing.

Unit testing is typically completed early on in the development phase. This type of testing allows testers to check the correctness of the individual modules of the program’s source code. Unit testing involves writing tests for every non-trivial function or method, and this enables a QA tester to quickly check whether the next change in the code has led to regression. Moreover, it facilitates the detection and elimination of such errors. Unit testing is usually done by the programmers themselves, as a kind of ‘self-check’. Defects found this way are then corrected immediately.

Integration testing is designed to test the link between the various components, as well as the interactions within different parts of the system. There are two levels within Integration testing: Component Integration Testing and System Integration Testing. Bottom-Up Integration deals with all low-level modules, procedures, and/or functions that are put together and then tested. This approach is considered useful if all, or almost all of the modules in the developed level are ready. Top-Down Integration, on the other hand, is about testing all high-level modules.

System testing is performed on a complete and integrated system. Its main aim is to verify if the system meets the requirements that have been set out. It refers to Black Box testing methods, and thus it does not require knowledge of the internal structure. System testing is divided into Alpha testing and Beta testing.

Acceptance Testing is a formal testing process that determines whether the project gets a ‘pass of approval’ from the customer or another authorized person. Acceptance testing is usually carried out when the product is about to be finished, as its purpose is to determine the readiness of the product. This is achieved by the product passing test scenarios, and test cases, that are based on the specifications and requirements that were originally set out.


So, now you’ve got a lot of information about software testing! Yes, it is a lot of information to take in, but if we have piqued your interest and you fancy learning more about testing then visit our website right now.

Learning software testing isn’t hard and you don’t need a technical background, or degree, to get started. All you need to get started is some determination and a desire to learn.

The best way to become a QA engineer is to join one of our online courses. Our courses will help you to understand how software is created, what difficulties programmers face, and what the process of debugging looks like. We provide quality education, and you’ll actually be taught by leading experts who work at some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies!

So, join us if you’d like to learn software testing, and start your career in IT now.
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2023.03.29 20:53 nilsej Biggest gimmicky move from wealthsimple in recent times

So Weathsimple recently on a run to become a super bank with increasing their offering and I love some of their changes in last 6 months but the one that came today is just a gimmicky move of wealthsimple by offering exactly same pro account with same fees in new name “USD Account”. I don’t think it’s gonna attract anybody who already know about it as it just doesn’t make sense to keep paying forex for conversion over and above monthly fees specially for the people who are not traders!
I would have liked if they have launched a enhanced cash account where I can park my money in both the currency. And use the cash card for things I want to spent and money deduct from the relevant account. Resolute use to have this kind of account with card before they left Canada and we need a bank like wealthsimple to provide a features like that as hope for getting some international competition is nil in the current government.
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2023.03.29 20:53 nice1m8y Long Beach Boardwalk or County / Town of Hempstead Parks - Firearms allowed? Jacob Riis national park? Gateway national resource area?

Anyone near the south shore of LI know if Long Beach has figured out a way to weasel themselves into a no-guns-allowed area on the boardwalk? Also, do the town parks that are not state parks (not playgrounds) allow carry? Lastly, does Jacob Riis or Gateway national park allow carry too? Not sure if that is outside of NYC jurisdiction regarding carry laws since it is policed by the USPP rather than NYC.
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2023.03.29 20:53 redditduk [Mega List] Singapore Gigs & Concerts: Early April (31 Mar - 13 Apr 2023)

[Mega List] Singapore Gigs & Concerts: Early April Good Friday (31 Mar - 13 Apr 2023)

30/3 Thu

31/3 Fri TDOV

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2023.03.29 20:46 StrategosRisk Random theories on Far Cry 2's story and characterization

1. I'd say that the UFLL and the APR are meant to be interchangeable on purpose. The whole game is about the meaningless futility of war, so that's why both of them are nearly-indistinguishable. Some say that one is about pan-Africanism, and the other one is nationalist, but I couldn't really pick up on it.
1.5. My theory for why both factions attack you even when you're running a mission for them is because Clint Hocking and his team wanted to have a faction system at one point, but then dropped it during development, hence leading to "you're an undercover merc so our guys will attack you, just deal with it." Which, judging by how the Faction Wars in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky turned out, understanding technical limitations might be a good decision to avoid frustrating bugs. I don't know if anyone dev actually brought up the idea for a faction system, but that's my wild guess.
Certainly, a FC2 remake could potentially differentiate the UFLL and APR more, introduce a faction system and have them fight over checkpoints, etc., but that sort of detracts from the game's minimalism. (see below)
2. As game journalist Tom Bissell pointed out in his book Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, all of the playable mercenaries are connected to colonial conflicts. Besides the examples he listed, you've also got an Algerian and a (Hungarian) Israeli. Among the non-playable female mercs you've got a Cuban-Angolan, a former Soviet Central Asian (Tajik), and a Frenchwoman who is heavily involved in in Africa.
(Funnily enough Marty, often the face of the game in the promotional materials, might be an exception- he's a Brazilian immigrant who joined the Marines and married an Egyptian woman near where he was stationed, which doesn't refer to a specific colonial flashpoint.)
All of this is just dossier info that you might find scraps of info about in the game as the Buddy relationships improve, or you can just do what I do and skip to reading the strategy guide, but I really like the subtle creative touch that reinforces the game's setting about colonialism and imperialism.
2.5. This sort of diversity of backgrounds also extends to the adversary mercs working for the UFLL and APR. (Also the interchangeable nature of factions- Bastion UK and MacGrudder-Powell are just two faceless PMCs profiting off of the conflict, and I don't even know if they're mentioned in the actual game!) You've got ex-Rhodesians and Cypriots and so forth. Who knew Arturo Quiepo is Filipino.
My theory is that the latter games, in true Ubisoft fashion, sort of copied this approach to characterization without thinking about it, and it ends up being exaggerated to absurdity. Thus you get the weirdness of Far Cry 4 being about a half-Chinese gangster from Hong Kong going in and taking over a Himalayan kingdom, also an African arms dealer (okay to be fair Longinus possibly being Prosper Kouassi is a nice touch). Actually even back in Far Cry 3 you have a South African drug lord invading a South Pacific island chain with international privateers, and there's also a Liberian guy who went native?
African military conflicts often do turn rather international, because lots of mercenaries, especially European ones, go to make money there. But it rings a bit odd in the other settings.
3. As nice as the Jackal tapes are to hunt for, they really should've made it easier for players to access them, since they really contain a huge amount of characterization for the Jackal, and thus end up filling in a lot of the story or at least lore in FC2.
Everything about FC2 is minimalist, from the UI to the wilderness environment, and so it works that the story is pretty sparse as well. The core really is your character's near-death experiences, constant betrayals by the factions, and most of all your relationship with the Jackal. I'd say the former two brings you closer to the latter, as you understand him more and more.
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2023.03.29 20:43 Original_Iripoet How does an area decrease crime and drug peddling?

Is there a process to request more police presence in a particular area? Is there an extra fee to have police officers Police while they are at a site? Genuinely asking, trying to understand why in some areas Police are actively Policing, no double parking for a second police actively watching pedestrians, while in others like Newark the Officers are in their cars on the phones while deals are going on in plan sight, double parking a must, illegal u turns and four wheeler crews taking over side streets 🤣😂 in other, I am asking for a Friend 😅
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2023.03.29 20:42 CarolinaGirlinKY Real Estate Legal Question - Purchase on Contract with Undisclosed Mortgage

Location: Indiana
Hoping a real estate guru has seen this type of situation before and can offer some experienced insight.
I have a friend who has been totally screwed over on a piece of real property... or has she? Here is the situation:
Friend needs a place to live. We will call the friend Ann. Ann wants to buy a house, but Ann has poor credit and cannot get a traditional mortgage.
Ann has an acquaintance. The acquaintance has a house in Indiana which she would like to sell, but acquaintance is a hoarder. The house could be worth about $125k, but as a house in hoarding conditions, it is difficult to sell.
Ann and acquaintance make a deal. Ann will buy the house on contract and move in to the house, acquaintance will move out. Ann has to clean up the house as part of the deal. Acquaintance also offers a "down payment loan" to Ann. The contract is signed and recorded with the county, November 2022. Ann is now the legal owner... maybe.
Ann makes payments for a few months. Tax time comes and Ann requests interest information for her taxes. Acquaintance cannot come up with paperwork and something seems odd. A few weeks go by and acquaintance's family shows up at the house "to collect belongings" because the house is IN FORECLOSURE. The house HAS A MORTGAGE which was not disclosed. The acquaintance could not legally sell the house because she has an active mortgage on the house. The acquaintance then claims all payments Ann made on the house were "for the down payment loan" and no payments had been made on the house. Ann was making full mortgage-size payments for 4 months.
Ann cleaned the property and made improvements to the house.
To recap: Ann's name is recorded legally as the owner with the county. Acquaintance has a mortgage on the house, which is now in foreclosure. The bank has a lien. Acquaintance sold the house to Ann fraudulently.
Should Ann: Walk away and abandon the property (she will be homeless). Negotiate with the bank to take over the mortgage (not very likely because she just lost her job and is looking for a new one). Sue the acquaintance (for... fraud?). Squat. The legal battle could take years.
The house in question is in ill repair from years and year of neglect. It would not qualify for a traditional mortgage.
There is no mortgage clause in the sale contract. No mortgage was disclosed, and no mortgage was listed or mentioned in the contract. There is no "subject to mortgage" clause, nor any language declaring the mortgage due upon sale.
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