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2017.07.27 00:47 paternalpadfoot Palaye Royale

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2016.09.16 23:23 dranedry Unsuccessful Peoples' Club: a judgement-free place for useless people

This is a forum for anyone who has been considered unsuccessful, a loser, NEET, basement-dweller, a failure, or anything along those lines. We won't judge your circumstances or make you feel pathetic. We're here to support each other and befriend each other when nobody else is willing to. No job? Can't drive? No talent? Socially awkward? No diploma? That's all fine here.

2023.06.01 21:03 _that_random_kid_ [Request] [PC] [Minecraft Java Edition] (7th attempt)

Hello, fellow gamers! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm writing to request Minecraft Java Edition so that I can play with my friends again. I don' think we need an introduction to the game.
me being the unlucky me, right now I'm facing a few obstacles that prevent me from purchasing the game. First, I don't have a job, and since I can't work legally for the next two years unless I travel, that quite isn't an option anymore.
I had been planning to work at a local ice cream shop that used to hire 16-year-olds, but they recently changed their policy and I can't work there anymore, witch is quite a bummer since I like that ice cream shop.
I did ask my dad if he could buy me the game, but he told me I already had it (referring to the cracked version) so that option is gone. I do have a bank account but can't access it, and my dad will only allow me to do that when I'm 18.
All I really want to do is play on servers such as hypixel with my friends in minigames such as bedwars and skywars to have fun again. (They only play on hypixel and other server that require a legal account)
I hope that explains why I can't get Minecraft Java Edition right now. Thank you for your time, and cheers!
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2023.06.01 21:02 peachie88 Transition to bed disaster - help

Hi! My LO is 26 months. She has been a fantastic sleeper her whole life; she started sleeping through the night at 2.5 months, so we never sleep trained her. We have been slowly transitioning her from her crib/nursery to her new room/queen bed. She is jacked about her new bed (princess sheets) and loves hanging out in the room during the day, but freaks out at night. We had been doing bedtime in there and then going back to crib for the past 3 weeks to ease her in. Two nights ago we tried keeping her there but she managed to open a door for the first time in her life so we brought her back to crib. I bought door locks and last night, I bit the bullet and kept her in there all night.
She screams bloody murder and hyperventilates if left in there alone. I ended up going back in the room and lying next to her, but she took it as invitation to chat and play. I laid there silently but every few minutes would say “it’s time for bed, let’s lay down and close our eyes.” She eventually fell asleep at 10 (2.5 hours later), but woke up at 1:15 and 2:00 am screaming for me. Each time, I went in, reassured her, laid down next to her, and left when she fell asleep. She then woke up at 6 and I went in and laid down next to her again until 7 when we just started our day (she normally sleeps to 730-8).
This morning, I made a big deal about her sleeping in Princess bed all night (that’s what she calls it). We FaceTimed my parents who also clapped and congratulated her. She was very proud of herself in response.
What can I do to help / not have to be in there for 2.5 hours and reduce nighttime wake ups? I’m EBF my newborn so time is of the essence; I lucked out last night with timing. I can’t handle pure CIO, but am open to gentler measures.
PS I’m still mad Crate and Barrel Kids because her furniture was supposed to be here in March, and now I’m doing this transition with a newborn instead of two months before her due date.
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2023.06.01 21:02 Severe_Plane_7516 How can I detect anomalies in TF2 game files?

Long story short, I believe I was falsely banned by VAC yesterday. (I don't really care if I'm being called a cheater or a hacker, I'm not here to talk about the ban itself). I have over 500 hours worth of progress and items lost to VAC (don't share a library with anyone and have steamauth on). So I wrote to the steam support and yada yada.
Since I'm a big TF2 addict, I created another account for playing the game as a f2p (didn't connect the phone number), and it got banned too. Now that left me wondering, Is there something in the files I'm unaware of? Can there be cheats (or other forbidden files), that perhaps came along mastercomfig or coolhud (only 2 addons installed)? How can I check in the future, what files may cause this? Should I steer away from addons from now on? What should I do, to prevent this from happening again?
Basically I'm frustrated for all the progress to be lost for no reason whatsoever (believe it or not) and just want to stay safe in the future.
- Uber Milk
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2023.06.01 21:02 Sensitive_Way_7451 Mother-In-Law Using Coersion to get me to drop out of graduate school

So there are a lot of variables in play here and multiple sides of the story so I understand that I am only giving my perspective of things but here it goes (apologies for it being so long)...
A few years ago my wife and I BOTH came to the decision that I should leave my current career (which has been so stressful and time consuming that it was causing significant medical problems for me) and start grad school to change to a career which I would be happier with and allowed me to be more present with my family.
We jointly agreed for me to leave my high paying, 70+ hour a week job and start graduate school. Almost immediately from the start, I realized that people SAYING they would support my decision and ACTUALLY supporting my decision were two different things. I became very isolated and alienated from my family as my spouse never supported it and always complained that it took too much time and getting mad at me when I would confide that I had a stressful assignment or class coming up. My mother-in-law would actively snort or laugh whenever I mentioned that I had a big assignment due or something that I had to take care of for school.
It's at this point that I should say that the job I got while in grad school was a lot less hours (still full time) but didn't pay anywhere near what I was making but made me VERY happy. As a result, my spouse started keeping a ledger of what I wasn't able to pay and shared this constantly with my mother-in-law. I agree that I took too long staying at the low paying job, but once it clicked that my spouse was struggling more than I was aware, I quit that job and went back to my high-stress, 60+ hour work week so that I could regain the ability to fulfill my financial obligations. My spouse still said that I need to pay every penny back from what I wasn't able to pay and I started feeling financially doomed and started running behind on a lot of critical things (e.g. car payments, credit card bills, etc.) all the while the disdain for my schooling was becoming increasingly aggressive and mocked) I started feeling very lonely and even more isolated. We had our first son after the first year or so of grad school and everything fell apart.
It's at this point I should say that I have struggled with sex addiction for years. While I never physically cheated on anyone, I would engage in internet or chat based sexual experiences. This picked up even more while I was married and even more while I was in grad school. I'm not proud of it, and I understand how much it hurt my spouse when they found out. It's easy to say that I honestly thought in a weird way that it wasn't cheating because I wasn't physically with anybody or even somebody that I knew, but I realize now that's not the case. It may be pointless to say this but I was also a very lonely person and the gratification I felt helped me feel at least momentarily better about myself.
About a year ago my wife found out about this and, understandably, I was kicked out of the house for about 4 to 5 months and came extremely close to losing her and my family. Thankfully, with a lot of therapy and work on myself, we were able to get past my indiscretions and start rebuilding our relationship. As part of this, I agreed to take a year off from graduate school. I restarted this past fall (a semester early only because I was required to by my program or face expulsion) with only 1 class as I had to be a registered student to start the process of applying for a program required internship to complete my grad degree. During couple's therapy we talked about how internship would somewhat remove me from time spent with the family and that I would only do it if everyone agreed it was doable and ok. Everyone agreed. I brought up how alienated I felt by everyone laughing and sneering at something that was so important for me... Then I asked again, several times, making sure everyone was comfortable with this process. Everyone agreed I should do it.
During this time, my partner brought up the fact that they really wanted another baby (which I did too but felt it was still early on in the rebuilding phase of our relationship). We had gone through IVF and had several fertilized embryos just waiting. We decided to have another baby who is due at the end of June. "We" also decided that it was a good time to sell our house and move (keep in mind we didn't have the finances for it, something which I brought up vehemently time and time, "How can we do this? How will we pay for everything?")
Part of the agreement on another baby was moving closer to my in-laws so that they could help with the kiddos. My in-laws had several conversations with my spouse that I wasn't part of saying that they would help financially with a new house or rent until we could get our current house sold and get settled in a new place. Part of the reason for the move was also to be closer to them so that they could help with our two little boys. At this point I should say that we rely heavily on my in-laws because I don't have any family that could help or be responsible enough to be trusted (mom passed away after battles with substance use, bi-polar disorder, and suicide, and dad is on the autism spectrum and battles a substance use disorder which sees him in and out of addiction programs several times a year).
So fast forward another 9 months and we are ready to have another baby but out of nowhere 4 days ago, my partner tells me that they want me to take ANOTHER year off to be present with the family and help. I admit I was angry because, while to some it may not be a big deal, for me, it's one of the first things in my life that I have felt I have accomplished on my own as well as something that makes me happy and not constantly weighed down by stress, anxiety, and depression.
Against my wishes, because I care for my family, I agreed to ask for another year off. I met yesterday with a facilitator of the program and they said that pushing off internship another year would not be a big deal. Today I received an email from the department saying that I can take a year off, I just have to remain a registered student (because I can't take another leave without being kicked out of the program). This means finishing the 1 class I am in this semester, and taking 1 simple class next semester so that I can restart the internship process in January 2024 to obtain an internship by next year - July 2024. This is their process and I cannot change it.
After being devastated that I had to do this in the first place, but understanding why, I spoke with my spouse today and showed them the email. They immediately became inconsolable because they said this isn't a full year off and that I won't be present with the family and the new baby (which I WOULD be but also a reason why we were moving closer to in-laws to begin with). After a little bit of conversation, they also let slip that they talked with my mother-in-law today and, without even bringing up that I may have to take another class before internship starts, they said that if I take any classes AT ALL, they will NOT provide the significant financial support they agreed to so that we could move to an area closer to them (an area that they chose because they don't want to drive far and also an area that is VERY expensive). The kicker is, we just signed a 12 month lease for a house to rent while we sell OUR house and we move in to the new house in 2 days. More upsetting, is the fact that we will have to pay our mortgage AND rent until our house sells which we ONLY AGREED was a good plan BECAUSE our in-laws offered (we didn't ask) to provide significant financial support to make it possible...without it we are royally screwed and will probably lose the house.
So I am sitting here, understanding everybody's point of view, but feeling like like personal future has just been relegated to working in a career that will probably kill be by the age of 50, being forced into a situation which will make me quit my grad program AT THE VERY TAIL END OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS, as well as leave me about $70k more in debt than I started with for something that I won't even get all the while feeling as though I have no say in how my own life turns out...
Everybody literally called me crazy because I dared voice concern that I didn't feel like anyone supported my being in grad school even though they said they did and I am also being made to feel like I don't contribute to anything (which I am now back to working 60 hours a week with an hour commute each day 5 days a week while paying for a lot of stuff, now more than my half (which for the record I am totally ok with for that last part, still doing grad school AND still being a good parent to my son and helping with household chores (my partner doesn't clean, do laundry, or dishes AT ALL...It's all on me to get done and always has been).
If anyone bothered to read this whole thing, does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom on how to move forward?
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2023.06.01 21:02 squirrelbaitv2 Tulsa Reddit Boardgame Meetup, Sun 6/4 4-8pm @ Gypsy Cafe

Tulsa Reddit Boardgame Meetup, Sun 6/4 4-8pm @ Gypsy Cafe
oh sure, we've had two boardgame meetups, but what about a third? Can't wait to see all my boardgame nerds again! And new peeps as well! Players of all experience welcome, newbs through to veterans. I chatted with the AM of Gypsy and we are clear to take as many tables as we need so long as the majority of people make some small purchase, but no purchase required to play and no pressure to! So come! Gypsy has coffee, tea, pastries and other light eats.
I have a few boardgames to bring, but please bring some if you have them as well! Though all games need players! Bringing games is not expected nor required.
If you would like to see this happen more frequently, volunteer to host!
If you can come this weekend, don't worry! We will be back at it at least Sunday June 18th!
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2023.06.01 21:01 PutTheMoneyInMyAzz New character - better online experience?

Before starting ng+ i farmed runes and got my character to about lvl 200, distributing my points evenly across all areas so that I'm not too op and can still try out new build ideas without needing to use soreseals, buffs etc. I wanna do a no summon run and play online now. The thing is tho that I rarely ever get summoned despite always having a blue cipher ring active and having put down several golden summoning signs. Is it because of my level? And would I notice a significant difference If starting all over again? Thanks to everybody in advance!
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2023.06.01 21:01 commonheather Question about Freelance Employment evidence

Hi all!
I'll try to keep this short and sweet.
I'm applying to renew my visa soon. I'm currently here as an unmarried partner on the spouse visa (5 year route), so will be applying for the further 2 and a half years of leave.
I'm from Canada, and have been working with the same company since my last visa was granted. I was making £28,600, but last month received a pay increase so will now make £35,000 annually.
My partner (British citizen) currently works freelance. He began working freelance in April 2021. While he earns more than I do on average, so far he's only submitted one tax return (so for the years 2021-2022). However, he currently has cash savings from his work that would be enough to meet the requirements for Category D.
Basically my questions are in regards to the financial evidence and which I need to provide.
1) Do I even need to provide evidence of his employment/ income, given my income meets the threshold?
2) If I need to provide his income, what evidence do we need to provide? Again, he's only submitted one tax return so far, so would we need to play it safe and submit the full two years of his accounts?
3) Or, given how difficult it is to use evidence from self-employment as income, would it simply be better to supply my employment income and his savings as financial evidence?
Sorry if this is a bit confusing – I guess it represents how confused I currently feel reading through the Appendix!
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2023.06.01 21:00 DiscoverDurham Things to Do in Durham this Weekend (Jun 1-4)

Check out our full Durham events calendar.
If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, submit an event here. Please check with the event organizers to see if events change due to weather. Have a great weekend!

June Featured Events

53rd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival at Rock Quarry Park
1776 at DPAC
PLAYlist Concert Series: Raíces, Rutas, y Ritmos at Durham Central Park

Venue Weekend Schedules

Events at The Carolina Theatre
Events at The Pinhook
Events at Motorco Music hall
Events at The Fruit
Live Music at Blue Note Grill
Events at Moon Dog Meadery
Live Music at Sharp 9 Gallery
Events at Arcana
Events at Rubies on Five Points
Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Live Comedy at Mettlesome
Events at Boxyard RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

Local Sports

Durham Bulls Home Stand at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Running of the Bulls 8K at Historic Durham Athletic Park

Thursday, Jun 1

Thirsty Thursdays at Dashi
Vinyl Night with DJ Deckades at Gizmo Brew Works
Boulders & Brews Meetup at Triangle Rock Club - Durham
Trivia Night w/Big Slow Tom at Clouds Brewing Brightleaf Square

Friday, Jun 2

Tasting at Ten at Counter Culture Coffee
Garden Printing: Cyanotypes and Hammered Flower Prints on Fabric at Duke Campus Farm

Saturday, Jun 3

Durham Farmers’ Market at Durham Central Park
South Durham Farmers' Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
parkrun Durham at Southern Boundaries Park
Hayti Walking History Tour at Hayti Heritage Center
Nasher Community Celebration at the Nasher Museum of Art
MAKRS Pop-up at Durham Central Park
Crafternoons at Gizmo Brew Works
Beaver Queen Pageant — Once Upon a Wetland... at Duke Park

Sunday, Jun 4

Al Strong Presents Jazz Brunch at Alley Twenty Six
Art-n-Soul Market at Mystic Farm & Distillery
Public Tour at Duke Chapel
Trivia at Navigator Beverage Co.

Running Art Exhibits

upstART Gallery: A Jim Lee Project at Pop Box Gallery
Exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel
“Extra-Spectral” at the Durham Art Guild Truist Gallery
Donna Stubbs, Featured Artist at 5 Points Gallery
Chieko Murasugi & Renzo Ortega at Craven Allen Gallery
Spirit in the Land at the Nasher
Andy Warhol: You Look Good in Pictures at the Nasher
Art of Peru at the Nasher
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2023.06.01 21:00 Spartawolf Galactic High (Chapter 72)

Okay everyone. Chiyo began, as all members of the household settled down and sat cross legged in a circle in the living room. We're going to try out a guided meditation. It should help with stress and anxiety, and it's really relaxing! Start by gently breathing deeply through your nose, and then keep repeating this until the guide tells you what to do next…
It was getting late in the evening, and Jack had only returned about an hour ago, having very much lost track of time before he finally made his way back. He had a little trouble finding a path back through the districts despite being able to use a marker on his commlink to pinpoint the location of home. The hot tub, which was slightly larger than Jack had expected, had been mostly finished by the time he arrived. However, due to several employee absences the team leader apologised and promised to finish the last of the plumbing the following afternoon after the group got back from school, which Alora quickly planned out with them. Sephy had swept the area for any possible bugs or electronic tags an undercover enemy could plant, but had fortunately found nothing.
A few of them looked sceptical as Chiyo put on a guided meditation program with some relaxing music in the background, which to Jack sounded like the most bizarre series of timbres and pitches unlike anything he had heard. It had the peaceful, slow quality of meditative music from earth, but it still jarred him somewhat due to its unnatural nature.
Still, he tried to follow Chiyo’s instructions as the Ilithii floated back to the circle to sit next to Sephy, who already looked like she was having trouble concentrating, though she made the effort for Chiyo’s sake. Next to him, Nika was already controlling and slowing down her breathing along with him, both of them semi-used to the concept of meditation already, and it looked like Alora was doing something more akin to prayer. The twins and Vanya seemed to be able to cope enough as well, all having some kind of magical ability that required some basic kind of mental concentration.
“Now, bring your attention to your physical form…” The soothing voice of the instructor gently called out over the background music. “Feel your body pressing into the surface beneath you, and take note of any areas of tension or discomfort…”
“I’m well aware of my injuries you dumb bit-” Nika grumbled before Chiyo psychically reminded her to be quiet during the meditation.
“Do not try to change anything with these sensations, merely observe them…”
Relax Sephy… Chiyo quietly told the Skritta, who was slightly fidgeting. Try not to overthink it!
“Now return your attention to your breathing, noticing all the sensations as you inhale, then gently exhale…” The voice continued. They did so, though by the sounds some of them were making they were overdoing it.
“As you continue to breath, bring yourself mentally to your peaceful place. This could be any location that brings you a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. Now imagine yourself in this place, surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells that make it special to you…”
Jack’s mind brought forth an image of home. His mother, his father, his brothers, his sister, his grandparents all surrounding him. He was safe, he was with his family. He had his whole life ahead of him…
And it had all been taken away from him.
Jack squirmed involuntarily as his mind was dragged back to a dark place, his grief threatening to overwhelm him again…
“As you bask in this tranquil scene, allow yourself to let go of your worries and concerns that may be weighing on your mind. Imagine them fading away, leaving you at ease…”
All the faces of the people he would never see again stared at him coldly, judgingly. He had committed acts of horror he never thought he would ever have to commit. Even if there was a chance he could return to Earth, could his family even recognise the shell of a person he had become? What would they say?
“When you are ready, take a deep breath, and as you exhale, slowly open your eyes, and reorient yourself with your surroundings. Carry this sense of calm and relaxation with you into the rest of your day…”
As the guided meditation came to an end Jack quickly got to his feet to get a drink.
“Jack, is everything alright?” Alora asked him in alarm.
“All good.” He lied. “My legs are just a bit stiff, and the meditation was a bit hard.”
“Yeah I get what you mean.” Sephy used her wings to help her kick up. “I don’t really understand the whole ‘sit-and-do-nothing’ thing to be honest, it’s like I need to be actually doing something. But hell, I still gave it a go…”
Thanks for trying it anyway Sephy! Chiyo smiled.
“So what do we do now?” Nika asked everyone, as Jack returned with some canned drinks for all of them. “Still got a few hours before we probably need to go to bed."
“Nothing exhausting, please. Let’s just watch a movie?” Alora suggested after a few seconds of nobody contributing anything.
Perhaps some of our new housemates have a suggestion? Chiyo asked, looking to Vanya and the two Squa’Kaar, who hadn’t been confident enough to suggest anything as the newest additions to the household.
“I’m only a temporary housemate, I still have my own place.” Vanya smiled softly. But maybe WageMage?”
“That’s a good classic to start with!” Sephy grinned. “Have you seen it before Jack?”
“Can’t say I have, the Temple of Hope didn’t really have movie nights.” Jack reminded her with a smile. “What’s it about?”
“It’s basically a comedy film about an office worker that uses magic to get ahead and prank her bosses!” Vanya told him. “But you really need to watch it!”
“I’ll get some snacks.” Alora called, quickly grabbing a few bags of sweets out of one of the cupboards while the others tried to get comfortable on the sofa. It was large enough for all of them…just about.
“We should probably go furniture shopping at some point.” Sephy pointed out the obvious problem. “Especially if you’re gonna offer refuge for those that need it, Alora.”
“Damn, well, we are gonna hit a few of the rubbish heaps and scrapyards for materials we can use to fix up the shuttle, and anything else that we could use for home improvements.” Nika reasoned. “We even got this sofa from one of them though it was a bitch to drag all the way back here!”
At least we have more people that could help now. Maybe even more depending on who joins us. Chiyo added. Because I remember helping you spend half the day dragging that here, and I swore never to do manual labour ever again!
“Well, perhaps we can find a better way this time.” Alora concluded as she came back with the sweets while everyone sat down, and took a few blankets to warm themselves up with. Jack took one of the ends of the sofa so he wouldn’t be squished between two people this time, and Vanya was quick to sit next to him, even putting an arm around him, which he wasn’t opposed to. The thick, warm brown fur of the Chuna made him feel comfortable, and he subconsciously leaned in and relaxed.
“Ooof!” He grunted, as Sephy sat on his lap, pulling the blanket over them and cuddling up to him. Jack reflexively put his other arm around her to keep her in place, lamenting that he could no longer reach for the bag of sweets until Chiyo telepathically sent one his way.
“Hey Chiyo, could I have one as well?” Sephy cheekily asked the Ilithii.
Sure! Chiyo agreed, sending another sweet floating towards Sephy, before pinging it off her forehead,
“Ow!” Sephy grunted as they started the movie.
Jack appreciated the humour and plot of the movie, with the hapless office worker using magic to explode her boss’s tea, and accidently making her manager believe his wife was cheating on him, only to later discover that she actually was. He could see why this movie was a favourite with the girls, though he didn’t know if it would be well received on earth. Though this film was well written and amusing (despite him not understanding much of the humour), he could imagine it being received as too woke back on Earth. When the plot eventually evolved into the protagonist trying desperately to avoid the investigations of the alien equivalent of ‘HR’, it really ramped up the humour, which had even him chuckling on occasion.
However he was more subdued as the others laughed freely at the shenanigans, his mind going back to the horrible experiences he'd had, and his grief from being separated from his family. Yet all around him, like a beacon of hope was a home full of friends having a good time with him.
Could he get used to this?
Yeah. He thought he could.
Svaartal snarled as his arms ever so slowly pushed the weighted bar up, feeling the burn in his chest and arms as he repeated the motion, over and over, his heart pounding as he pushed himself to lift more weight than he had ever lifted before with his natural strength. Forcing himself beyond his limits, he felt his muscles straining as his breaths became more and more laboured. He knew he was overdoing it, but he didn’t care. He was determined to become stronger, more focused, more powerful. He had Carrow watching over Svaarti, so this gave him the opportunity to really cut loose.
Devil’s Daughter would come for him and Svaarti again. He barely won their previous encounter and it took all he had to stand a chance against the raw power of her spells. Next time he would be better. He had heard the words she spoke to his sister, calling Svaarti a thief, though as far as he was concerned, if his mother looted the Golden Staff during the Demonfire War from the Stygians, it was hers by right of conquest. Not that the Devilspawn would care. If Devil’s Daughter was going to target him, Svaartal had no doubt she would attempt to do so through his sister, so he needed to be ready.
He had been pushing himself harder and harder ever since he first faced Frost to a standstill in that ambush, fully expecting to face him again soon, especially after the Drow of House Mal’Kar recruited him. He had been thoroughly changed by that experience, and he suspected the Outsider was changed by it too. From open hostility towards one another in their first week to caution in the next, it was a strange dance the two of them did.
But now?
Something about the Klown attack had changed him even more. For just a moment the two of them had fought side by side for a common cause, and though he did strongly consider it, he didn’t stick with the human. Despite that however, the words Frost told him certainly stuck with him.
Help me stop them.
And he did, didn’t he? He stopped to rescue several of the trapped partygoers and had cut them a path to safety, only to then decimate the Klown numbers with his most powerful spells. He had been considered a hero of the battle, alongside Frost himself and the dragon-bitch that officially kicked him out of the Red Legion. In a strange way, it felt…gratifying?
‘Though the greatest hero that night may not recover from her sacrifice…’ Svaartal thought to himself sadly. Why, Svaarti?’
He got up from the bench and slowly slunk over to the tension cable, cranking up the weight as high as he dared. Taking a deep breath he grabbed the handle with both hands and pulled, yanking the cable over his shoulder before releasing, then doing the same exercise over his other shoulder.
His memories of his fight with Devil’s Daughter came back to him, though he cursed not having a recording so he could better recall. Many of his actions had been instinctual, so much so that he could barely remember what he even did in several instants. He was fortunate that he kept a versatile array of spells prepared and ready for use in any situation, though it was his blade and quick thinking with his illusion and spacial magic that allowed him to slip through the Stygian’s defences.
But though he focused on the fight, her words still rang out in his mind.
‘Why the hell do you hate my people so much?!’
Dumb question. The Devilspawn killed his mother, and even after the Demonfire War many of their kind went rabid, committing horrific acts on innocent people, just the same as they did when Azazel, Lord of Torment was still alive.
But something about the sheer hurt in Devil’s Daughter’s expression tugged away at the back of his mind, like an itch that wouldn’t go away. Perhaps it was…
He was interrupted by the noise of someone approaching. Letting go of the handle, the cable he was pulling quickly snapped back to ping against the weights as he collapsed to the floor, his body dangerously overheated and his breath coming in ragged gasps. He quickly activated the enchantment of his Riverspray Ring, sending out a cloud of cooling mist that instantly made him feel slightly better.
“Good evening, Dextra.” Svaartal greeted the drow politely as he slinked over to where he had left a towel.
“Hey.” She replied, before something caught her eye and she pointed to his bare back. “What happened there?”
“What do you mean?” Svaartal stiffened at the sensitive question, having an idea what Dextra was referring to.
“By the gods…” She muttered. “Your scales are cracked and fucked up, and you’ve got a lot of scars, how?”
“I am aware that my scales need grooming.” Svaartal replied tersely, trying to be patient with the inquisitive drow despite the sensitive subject. “However I did not have anyone to teach me how to do it growing up. If it displeases you I will attempt to rectify the issue…”
“I’m not my sister, so you can shut up.” Dextra snorted. “You’ve got a fuckton of scars too, that can’t be good for you…”
“It is not.” Svaartal growled in anger before he quickly steadied himself, realising he was talking to a Drow Noble. “My apologies Lady Mal’Kar, what did you wish from me?”
Dextra snorted at the sudden formality, but she paid it no mind as she showed him her commlink. Displayed was a NetTube video from a channel by the name of ‘DevilLover69’.
“What is this?” Svaartal asked, confused.
“You might find this kinda funny!” She grinned, and played the video, the thumbnail of which displayed a medium sized, overweight looking being with pinkish-brown fur, a long cone-like trunk, huge grey bulbous eyes and thin, spindly arms.
“Ahem, attention everyone! Listen up, for I have a message for all of you! Recently, I have heard rumours that somebody out there has apparently defeated my beloved waifu, Devil’s Daughter, in combat! Let me tell you, that is something that will not go unpunished! I have spent countless hours defending her honour online, but now I have heard the call, and The Supreme Gentleman will step up and avenge her!”
“I’ve been training hard all this time, inspired by the queen herself! I’ve watched all of her fights, and I’ve practised martial arts on my Devil’s Daughter body pillow! So I hope the killer is watching, because I’m ready, and I’m coming for you! And I promise you, when I defeat you, you will wish you had never been born! I’ll see you on the streets, punk!”
“Pretty funny right?” Dextra asked, as Svaartal gave a slight grin.
“I really hope that’s not a troll!” he chuckled.
“Well if The Supreme Gentleman is legit and if he comes for you, it’ll give the others a good laugh.” Dextra giggled. “And…um…I could try and help you with the scales if you want? The datanet should have some videos and I could do your back if you want?”
Svaartal considered it for a moment, knowing where this would likely end up. He had not been requested by Izadora tonight, who seemed to be particularly busy with House Mal’Kar business, and they had never been anything more than casual so he had the freedom to do as he wished.
“I don’t see why not.” The Nirah shrugged, as he followed the bubbly drow to her chambers.
“He’s her son.” Grandmaster Ilvella told her with a sad look on closing the door to his quarters. “I knew it the moment I saw him, though I couldn’t believe it.”
“What?” Nya exclaimed, having broken protocol and immediately followed her master to talk, with Rena trying to stop her. “Not a chance! There’s no way! They’re nothing alike! He’s evil, he can’t be!”
“I knew Svaarvali for a long time.” the Grandmaster sighed, drained from sharing his painful memory. “Even if he didn’t resemble her physically, there were subtle things I saw in just those few moments meeting him that could only have been from one of her line.”
“Are you certain he is not a different relation to the Saviour, Master?” Rena asked stoically.
“I am certain.” The Grandmaster nodded, closing his eyes. “But irrespective of how I may feel on the matter I will not sacrifice everything we have built for sentiment. Our plans do not change.”
“What are your orders, Master?” Nya tentatively asked.
“Do not engage this…Svaartal under any circumstances, unless in self-defence, and maintain your civilian cover.” He strictly told them both. “He will no doubt expect Devil’s Daughter to retaliate soon if she is able, so we will be patient and wait. I have not seen this Svaarti you are familiar with, but it seems like she may be more receptive than her brother if she is able to recover. If she does, continue to be her friend and get closer to her.”
His gaze then returned to the steely look Nya was used to from her master.
“However, Devil’s Daughter must be sighted soon, unharmed and doing something good to restore the people’s faith. A few days of inactivity will be expected before you must return, and with luck we can completely obscure the truth of your defeat as mere rumours.”
“I don’t think Head Whisperer Ratai has anything recent, save for the possible signs of the latest Killer Klown attack.” Nya reasoned. “And Scholar Volus is still deciphering what was discovered at the Pallid Pit, though Jack and his group have not relinquished the Gloom Cauldron they discovered as far as I am aware, which had ties to the ritual room, and which they’re theorising might have worked as some kind of beacon, though for what I have no idea.”
“I am sure we will find something.” Ilvella concluded. “Perhaps you and Rena can discover something in your civilian lives? The Outsider for one certainly seems to be a good source of trouble. Regardless, you two are dismissed. Heal up and rest early. You have school tomorrow.”
With that, Nya and Rena took their leave.
“This is…” Rena began.
“Impossible.” Nya snapped. “I refuse to believe it.”
“Nya…” Rena gently called to her, understanding the Stygian’s pain.
No, Rena.” Nya snarled, causing the usually stoic Vulsta to take a step back in shock. This wasn’t like her friend at all. “I should have killed him when I had the chance during our fight, and now I learn he’s related to the Saviour? Her son?!”
“You have another chance in the future.” Rena pointed out. “And you can lay the groundwork for that by preparing and training. Taking a loss like that is difficult, but it can be a blessing if you learn from it.”
Nya looked at her friend conflicted, and Rena was glad that the stone corridor of the monastery was deserted.
“Yes.” Nya sighed as she let go of her anger and returned to her normal self. “You’re right. I’ve taken losses before and I’ve come out stronger. I even faced the Killer Klown himself and sent him fleeing, so the problem isn’t necessarily my abilities, but my mind.”
Rena nodded calmly, seeing that Nya was pulling herself up. “And what is your next move?”
“The Grandmaster is right that I need to make a quick reappearance as Devil’s Daughter.” Nya began, sounding more like her usual self. “The Cult of the Destroyer would be an obvious target but the ones at the Pallid Pit were wiped out when my friends decided to go there for some reason, though at least we were able to kill the Stygian masquerading as me and tarnishing our people’s reputation."
“As a civilian I am already friends with Svaarti.” Nya then reasoned. “And unlike her brother, I can actually believe her being related to the Saviour. I can only hope that she wakes and recovers from her arcane backlash. I did talk to her in astral form, so I have faith.”
“So what will you do now?” Rena prompted. The coolly composed Vulsta still expected an answer to her previous question as Nya closed her eyes to think.
“The Whisperers might have something for me.” She decided. “Though there was clearly nothing worthy of Grandmaster Ilvella’s attention, maybe they have something smaller or less reliable I can use to at least been seen by the public.”
“That would be wise.” Rena agreed. “You still need to heal.”
The Chamber of Whispers was set on the ground floor of the monastery, hidden away and far from the entrance or anything else. Following the subtly different pattern of dim lights, the two quickly made their way to the hidden underground bunker that served as their resident spy headquarters.
“BWAH! I knew you’d be up and ready for more work in no time!” A jovial voice called out before they had a chance to knock on the doors. “Hello to you too, Rena!”
“My footsteps were silent…” Rena muttered as they entered the room.
Upon entering, the first thing that struck Nya’s attention was the sheer number of lights illuminating the chamber, bathing the entire room in powerful brightness, and allowing for no shadows to form in heavy contrast to the route they took to get here. Then she focused on the huge table in the middle, with a large map projection of Naganai City, complete with many extensive annotations on several notable districts, and with one of the Whisperers compiling a report on the Pallid Pit.
The walls of the room were lined with the blue glow of several monitors, either displaying popular all-day news outlets or with investigation boards on notable personages. In one of the side rooms Nya could see one of the monks at a console talking away on a headset, likely tapping into the community’s small network of contacts in the city from the safety of their remote system.
“Nya!” Head Whisperer Ratai grinned as the chubby Stygian waltzed over and gave her a gentle bear hug that still lifted her off her feet. “I’m glad you’re back! We’ve got news but it’s not urgent, so you should probably rest…”
Ratai gave her a knowing wink.
“What’s new Ratai?” Nya smiled, used to acting familiar around the man despite his high position.
“HAH!” The Stygian chuckled. “We mostly have reports of the post-klown cleanup, but a few players have already made their moves. Nothing too big but interestingly I’ve received a reliable rumour that our Outsider friend decided that massacring the klowns wasn’t enough for him and was involved in liberating a thinly populated swamp district."
“He’s claiming it as territory?” Rena asked, suddenly alert. “He may be more of a threat than I had initially warned…”
“No, no.” Ratai’s grin got wider. “Nobody seems to have claimed the land, but interestingly enough Clan Ashtail seems to have rehomed the vast majority of the population, and they seem to be sincere in allowing them to rebuild and recover in their newly annexed territory.”
“Do you consider Clan Ashtail a threat?” Nya asked.
“Of course!” Ratai snorted in amusement. “Vetch Ashtail was the one who all but hinted at the damnable rumour in his last correspondence to me, the smug bastard! His clan plays the game well, but there are many other more nefarious groups that will attempt to take advantage of the chaos. I'm particularly concerned about what Corvin Enterprises will try to do, but if they are planning on making a play, which I am almost positive that they are, then they are being very subtle about it.”
“Anything immediate?” Nya asked.
“That admirer of yours was quick to post a new video!” Ratai teased, causing Nya to bury her face in her hands in embarrassment.
“Don’t remind me.” She groaned. “That guy is pure cringe and you need to stop mentioning him to me!”
“Hah! Well I haven’t gotten much within the city itself, but we’ve found a series of accounts online about gangs trying to run protection rackets and establish themselves as local powers. Maybe you can crush a few of the weaker ones to make an appearance as you recover to full strength?”
“Nya will still need some time to recover.” Rena cautioned. “But if we approach this like any other mission and I act from the shadows, it will be fine.”
“Excellent, I shall begin my delving and let you know.” Ratai smiled. “In the meantime, you kids should go to bed!”
“I wish I didn’t have to.” Nya sighed.
“I didn’t exactly have much of a weekend.”
And with that, the weekend is over for our....heroes?
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2023.06.01 21:00 Charanguera I love San Francisco and have a more nuanced perspective on the problems it faces

I suppose this post is more for people who might be curious about what is going on from an informed perspective and / or are wanting to understand the problems we face.
I have worked at the Hall / in criminal justice in SF for 20 years. I am not particularly political, being a person more interested in understanding things than my own opinions, at least these days. I read police reports, talk to judges and cops and DAs and defense lawyers and defendants - and I have for all of these years. I was here when Kamala waged her "war on drugs" that followed the national movement.
The problems we face right now are not unique to SF, although there are aspects that make them unique. Optics, for example. The TL abuts the financial district and most people that live here have to cross market and see the blight. Not true in LA, where you have to go to skid row to see the same. Also, this city has always been a beacon or a draw. California in general, but SF beyond that. Our services, or the perception of services here. But also, the flavor and reputation of this city, and I am not talking about "soft on crime" reputation that seems to be the obsession of the right. More and more, it's clear that the narrative of a "failed city" is one that feeds conservative politics.
Property crime follows drugs and adapts t technology. The drug problem that we have in SF - again, not unique, but it's breadth is greater because of those factors mentioned - is a reckoning that is much, much larger than this city. It's not just fentanyl, but meth too. Meth has been around for a long time, but the advent of fentanyl has really created more meth opportunities, too. Why? Because these are drugs that do not require a natural resource. They are made with chemicals. Chemicals sent from the east and combined in Mexico - and because they can be created with ubiquity (because of the lack of limitation of natural resources / need to geographically move such distances) - can enter into the US in millions of veins instead of the larger arteries we saw before. The average arrestee these days has EXTRAORDINARY amounts of fentanyl and meth on them, like 100 and 50g, respectively.
The other issue is the supply of dealers. SFPD has long had a federal grant that pays a lot of money to cops to set up "buy-bust" operations. They do them in the TL, our visible, open-air drug market that caters to street-level users who can't afford a roof to sell or use under. This is not politics, this is factual. Back in the day, cops were frequently arresting users who would "break off a piece" for $20 or so to sell to them. Not anymore.
We have always had a lot of immigrant drug sellers, but *nothing* like we have these days. Largely from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, these folks ride what they call the "death train" or "la bestia" up through Mexico to get to border towns where they pay to be smuggled across. Mothers place their teenaged sons on the train, so nicknamed for the extraordinary violence that accompanies the ride. People are notoriously robbed, raped and killed on la bestia. They do so, not because they are bad mothers, but because life in many of these small towns is controlled by gangs. Gangs that were actually started in California prisons and became transnational after the deportation of the paroled prisoners returned there. That's how Mara Salvatrucha, the most dangerous gang in the world, started.
The cartels have started to run the coyote business that is responsible for getting people across the border. So that if you make it across Mexico to a border town and have the ~$1500 to cross, you are dealing with another dangerous situation - which often results in the trafficking of those who have paid to get across. The drug sellers you see in the TL are often victims themselves. And again, I am not pushing politics, I am just explaining what is factual. The reckoning is already happening on our courts.
I know that there are people who have a "lock em up" attitude and think this issue can be controlled by incarceration. But it can't, at least at the level of SFPD and local courts. For law enforcement to impact this problem, it will require the intervention of the federal government for their resources - and going far higher up the chain. Arresting street-level dealers and incarcerating them one at a time is not going to create even a dent; there are more kids crossing to take their place everyday.
Again, not politics: this is about how to address the issue. Surely, yes, you can displace homeless. Many point to the idea of sharing the problem. Makes sense. Soooo many of our homeless, drug addicted are coming from other places where their tax money doesn't have to house and feed them. But ultimately displacement is moving the problem around. On the property crime / user side, we need to have better resources dedicated to treatment. More money in research. Property crime will continue to be rampant so long as the drug use is as high. We have very antiquated programming, although it's getting better.
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK. I get exhausted reading all of the misinformed comments on here. I am not a bleeding heart. I think our in-fighting about Brooke versus Chesa versus SFPD versus blah blah blah is a distraction from the fact that we are dealing with something with much larger dimensions than we ever have and we need to see it for what it is. Oh and another thing, the changes made by Chesa (which is substituted for progressive prosecution) had VERY LITTLE to do with any of the policies around things we actually see. That's why things are the same, even though confirmation bias has people wanting to see that they have changed. SF is ground zero for a reckoning, it'll be happening no matter how people want to perceive it.
But it's the best city in the whole world, so take that!
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2023.06.01 21:00 Best_Club_In_America Is the public being set up for a "Maxwell didn't kill herself?": Ghislaine Maxwell is living in 'constant fear' of a brutal revenge prison beatdown by two violent Cuban inmates who were thrown in solitary for 47 DAYS after she ratted them out "for trying to extort her"

Is the public being set up for a
NOTE: Is there something being low-key communicated with the inmates being thrown into solitary for "47" days, considering next year's presidential elections will most likely (assuming Biden won't win) result in "POTUS 47"?
EXCLUSIVE: Snitches get stitches! Ghislaine Maxwell is living in 'constant fear' of a brutal revenge prison beatdown by two violent Cuban inmates who were thrown in solitary for 47 DAYS after she ratted them out 'for trying to extort her'
Ghislaine Maxwell is living in constant fear of a brutal beatdown behind bars after she ratted out two violent Cuban inmates for trying to extort her, can exclusively reveal.
The pair were thrown in solitary confinement for 47 days after Maxwell reported them to authorities at FCI Tallahassee for demanding items from her commissary order.
But now she's 'freaking out' because the two bullies have been released back into the general prison population and are out for revenge, according to sources at the low-security Florida lockup.
Maxwell, 61, is said to be so scared of retribution she's refusing to use the shower stalls – a frequent setting for violent ambushes with razor blades or socks packed with bars of soap.
The diminutive sex trafficker is being escorted to and from her prison library job every day by a guard, while the Cubans – described as 'tattooed, tall and thick' - have been moved to a different unit.
But an insider told 'Las Cubanas have a reputation for being tough and mean inside jail and they don't let anything slide. They are saying Maxwell needs to pay for the 47.
'Snitches get stitches, as the saying goes. They will beat her up the first chance they get.'
Maxwell, serving a 20-year sentence for procuring girls for her late pedophile lover Jeffrey Epstein, fell out with the two Cubans after they criticized her for being aloof and snobbish.
The diminutive sex trafficker is being escorted to and from her prison library job every day by a guard, while the Cubans – described as 'tattooed, tall and thick' - have been moved to a different unit.
But an insider told 'Las Cubanas have a reputation for being tough and mean inside jail and they don't let anything slide. They are saying Maxwell needs to pay for the 47.
'Snitches get stitches, as the saying goes. They will beat her up the first chance they get.'
Maxwell, serving a 20-year sentence for procuring girls for her late pedophile lover Jeffrey Epstein, fell out with the two Cubans after they criticized her for being aloof and snobbish.
The source added: 'The first rule of life inside is you never snitch. If you have a problem, you handle it with the other inmate, one on one, usually by fighting.
'So when the girls got out, Max was freaking out. She basically had a nervous breakdown over it. She even demanded a transfer.
'Max was given the option of self-segregating by going into protective custody. It's the same as the SHU, the only difference is that it's voluntary, so she wouldn't accept that.
'One of the Cubans has a particular reputation for starting fights and intimidating other inmates. She gets out later this month so Max is praying the guards can keep her safe until then.'
Maxwell will be 75 by the time she's freed unless she can overturn her convictions for helping warped financier Epstein groom and abuse women.
Her appeal is being steered by high-powered lawyer Arthur Aidala, who is also representing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Aidala has argued that the British national was used as a 'proxy' to 'satisfy public rage' after Epstein hanged himself behind bars in 2019.
Maxwell – federal prisoner 02879-509 – used her January 23 interview with TalkTV's Kyle to complain about her 6am starts and boring prison diet of tofu and beans.
She also sparked controversy by claiming without evidence that the now-notorious photograph of Prince Andrew with Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre was a fake.
Despite her complaints Maxwell has daily access to an enviable array of sporting facilities including the 400m running track where snapped her last year going for an hour-long jog.
She's also teaching an array of classes, including yoga, Pilates and etiquette lessons, for the jail's 753 female inmates.
Prior to her 2019 arrest, jet-setting Maxwell's long list of high society pals included Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton.
Behind bars she was hanging out with conwoman Linda Morrow, who helped her plastic surgeon husband bilk insurers out of $44 million by pretending cosmetic procedures such as tummy tucks, breast augmentations and 'vaginal rejuvenations' were medical necessities.
But Morrow, 70, has now been transferred to another prison in California.
Another pal is Narcy Novack, a 65-year-old Florida woman serving life without parole for hiring hitmen to murder her hotelier husband Ben Novak Jr. and his elderly mother Bernice in a grab for their family estate.
Maxwell, daughter of disgraced UK newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, was convicted in December 2021 of five counts of grooming minors for longtime confidante Epstein.
'Miss Maxwell is not being punished in place of Epstein or as a proxy,' Judge Alison Nathan said at her sentencing. 'Miss Maxwell is being punished for the role that she played.'
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2023.06.01 21:00 krectus Everything from the Meta Gaming Showcase and more. Thoughts and recap

Overall to sum it up this was par for the course, the same as before with their gaming showcases, some good stuff, but ultimately a bit disappointing overall. There is a sense that there will be more Quest 3 exclusives to show off once that gets fully revealed, but for now who knows, it's all speculation. Good news is everything shown off is available for Quest 2 as well. And they finished with AG2, so at least one AAA game to show off this time.
Lets get on with it.
Asgard's Wrath II -
The big one, the standout, the AAA Meta title everyone's been hoping for with these things. Looks amazing, just pure glorious VR gameplay that seems to be everything you want in a VR game. Quest exclusive so no PCVR version, the official nail in the PCVR Meta coffin (RIP). Finally something big from Sanzaru. Coming out "Winter 2023", so December? why not just say December 2023.
Bulletstorm -
Looks pretty good, looks just like what you'd think a game called Bulletstorm would be. But still kind of just another VR shooter but some giant monster bosses.
Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord -
Yes this again. Finally getting a little more firm release, "This Fall". Still looks really fun, should be one of the biggest VR games of the year, also going to be big on PSVR2 most likely. Really cool looking, but one we've already seen stuff from, not much new here.
Attack on Titan -
I know nothing of this franchise, but looks like you can fly around attacking a giant creepy naked guy, for those that are into that kinda thing, get excited it's "coming this winter". But seriously, always good to see big franchises jumping into VR.
Stranger Things -
Speaking of big franchises jumping into VR. This is a big one and this game looks so so...meh. You play as Vecna, the bad guy in some very average looking gameplay. Probably not what a lot of people were hoping for, doesn't look like any of the cast is invloved. Looks like a typical mediocre videogame tie-in. But you know, it's something.
Arizona Sunshine 2 -
Already announced recently (weird) so a bit of a weak showing here. BUT this could be the best game of the year, the original was amazing, this has such great potential, keep an eye on this one. Really cool to be getting a sequel for this one.
7th Guest -
Well here's a name most people haven't heard in 30 years and totally forgot existed. Can't say I'm too familiar. But the trailer does look pretty good, Vertigo Games on this one so it should be good.
Dungeons of Eternity -
A rougelike dungeon crawler that looks...not bad. Kinda cool. But then Asgard's Wrath II showcased they've got something like this as a side part in their game. This could be fun multiplayer though. But nothing too great looking.
Vampire: too many titles -
From the company that brought you Wraith: Too many titles. A cool concept here being a vampire roaming around stalking people, but doesn't look all that amazing, has some good potential, just like Wraith.
Silent Slayer - Vault of the Vampire -
What's this another wordy vampire game? Yes! Not much to show off, but the concept seems cool, having to stay as silent as possible. A good use of VR, if they pull if off well.
Racket Club -
Oh god this is a horrible awkward, lame looking trailer. But, I mean it kinda does look like a fun little racket game, I guess.
Underdogs -
Not what I was expecting as the next game from the RacketNX team, but a cool looking Mech battle game. Looks like a good use of VR.
I Expect You to Die 3 -
Already known, but showed off a new trailer. Coming out Summer 2023, so actually something coming out soon!
Samba De Amigo -
They started out with this. Not a good start. Not sure what this is, I guess it's a big thing? I mean it looks like a fun rhythm game, lots of famous songs and...SEGA?! but yeah it's another rhythm game.
PowerWash Simulator -
Didn't make the showcase, but it's coming to Quests this year. It's a real thing alright.
We Are One -
A game that's out now! A unique looking puzzle shooter.
Demeo Battles -
I've never played Demeo but this looks like more Demeo. No real release date here though.
Death Game Hotel -
A japanese gambling tournament game? Story based, where you have to bet your limbs. ooookay.
No More Rainbows -
Destroying cute little adorable creatures. This looks good.
Onward update -
Looks like Onward is getting a nice update, glad to see it.
Walkabout Mini Golf update -
Looks like Exploding kittens, lasers and crossplay with iOS...weird.
Little Cities update -
Nice to see this game keep getting updated. It was a bit lacking at launch but seems to have some nice improvements.

They also mentioned Assassin's Creed will be showcased at Ubisoft's event. Didn't even get to show off a teaser, don't you dare take Ubisoft's thunder here Meta.
Didn't show of Behemoth of San Andreas. Might not be for Quest 3.
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2023.06.01 20:59 smoothtimes_ [F4M] Baseball Season is in swing. And so is your Sexy, Spunky PR manager!

*Warning! Sporty, Sexy, and Slutty themes ahead!*
The crowd would cheer after another beautiful victory by the home team. Though it was to almost be expected at this point. They were having quite the run, now onto their eighth straight win and looking to get back in form within their division. A beautiful showcase of pitching on the mound and rally after rally taking place behind the plate, resulting in tons of hits and numerous runs, easily giving them a 12-2 win. It was needless to say that the team was more than in sync, now winning their last five games by ten or more runs. If things continued the way they did throughout the remaining crucial weeks on the calendar, they were looking at top spot in their division, hopefully grabbing the number one seed heading into the dreaded postseason. With only twenty games to go and only four games back on their division rivals, almost anything could happen at this point. They were a young squad with a lot of potential, even some seasoned veterans on the team as well, making nothing but a perfect wrecking ball.
Both teams would exchange fair handshakes, showing nothing more than good sportsmanship as that’s what they were all taught to do. Keep your head down and play the game. Of course during the game, the adrenaline, and pure excitement would cause chirping or yelling from either side, but grown men couldn’t usually help such a feeling. Winning was everything at the end of the day. Heading down into the clubhouse showed that very much. The boys throwing their bats about, jerseys, gloves, it was like a food fight of equipment. Though, in good spirits, someone would have to be cleaning this all up afterwards.
All the chaos would be interrupted but nothing more than the sounds of heels clicking against the ground from all the hallway, dashing into the newly renovated clubhouse, filled with beautiful team colored lighting, newly incorporated baths and jacuzzis, even the lockers fully redesigned, each players name and number above them to indicate who went where.
“Everyone clothed in here!?” A young, petite and dainty woman walked in with her eyes covered. Her voice was upbeat, her smile wide and her body oh so sexy. She complimented it with the team's jersey wide open, wearing a black crop top underneath, some tight leather pants and of course, those bright neon pink heels. It was safe to say she was a fashion guru, as she did tons of modeling throughout her career. Her hair was up in a bouncy bun on her head, her chocolatey hair just shining in the lights. Though, she’d take her hands down from her face, revealing those beautiful Korean eyes and frowned just a tad, “One of these days I’ll see it, huh boys?” She giggled playfully, of course being met by woo’s and cheers from the boys. They loved her. She was kind, sweet, upbeat, and not to mention a piece to look at. “Alright boys another great fucking win yeah!? If you guys don’t stop hitting the balls we’ll be out of bats by the end of the season huh!?” She giggled again, her lovely little accent on full display as she spoke, spinning around the room a-bit as she pulled out her little notebook from her back pocket. “Alright boys let’s settle down! Got some quick news! Johnson, Davids and Willaims, you will be our representatives for the post game interview tonight! Moore, Lewis, you’ll be doing morning interviews with the local radio before gametime! Annnnnnnnnd, Harris! You’ll be starting for us tomorrow night, yeah!?” Of course the team cheered him on, shoving him around playfully, “Alright good! Alright boys get a move on yeah! Clubhouse clears in an hour! Goodnight boys!” She whistled loudly, taking a firm turn on her heel and skipping out of the room like nothing.
“Goodnight Yuri!” Many of them said with a loud clang of the bats, of course spewing talk about her as she left. Typical guy conversation.
“Hey.” One of your teammates came up, nudging your shoulder. “Great game out there.” He nodded, sitting next to you. “Couple of the guys and I are going to get some drinks after the game. You in?” He asked curiously but couldn’t help notice that you seemed to be in a daze of some sorts. “Aye!” He shoved you a little harder, chuckling as he knew exactly what it was. “Thinking about Ms. Kim again aren’t you? Can’t say I blame you. It’s been nice having an upbeat PR around here.. Can’t even begin to describe what it was like back in Cleveland. Always so boring, couldn’t care less about us. But you can tell she cares. Acts like a bit of a slut, but I guess it comes with the position. So, are you in or not?” He’d ask again hoping to reel you in.
So, this is my new little plot I’ve come up with! I know it’s a tad niche, but I’m hoping to find someone who would be interested! Essentially, it’s surrounding a baseball team and their PR manager, a former model, young and totally upbeat. All the guys have a thing for her, being single and practically millionaires from their playtime. But they respect her almost like a younger sister. But you? You can’t help but feel things. So! That’s where we pick up! We can discuss the exact starting scene when we get into planning!
Rules: 1. Be yourself! Though please try to add just a bit of chunk to your intro, as I won’t reply to just “Hello” or “Hi”. 2. If you have any good ideas to bring to the table, please share! The more ideas and creativity, the better the story! 3. 18+ only. No negotiations. 4. I do prefer longterm. 5. I usually am pretty active, but will let you know if I won’t be! 6. I like discord personally for RP. 7. I will introduce my character as we get into planning. 8. I do prefer 3rd person. 9. PLEASE! Try reaching out via chat first. IF you can't, PM is more than ok. 10. I require no knowledge on baseball!
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2023.06.01 20:59 phoenixc6000 GTA 4 isn't all that.

Basically what the title says, Do I think it has a good story? Yes. Do I think it has a good open world? Yes. And do I also think Niko is the best GTA protagonist? Yes. Can't also forget the physics. And I also do appreciate that it definitely changed GTA for the better with the hd era. But aside from my positives with the game, I find this to be one of the most overrated games of all time and here's why.
  1. Awful driving - Seriously, this game genuinely has one of the worst driving mechanics I've seen and played in a video game. When I drive this game, it feels like I'm driving on ice and feels very slippery. I do understand what they are trying to do and make it seem realistic and what came down to was terrible driving.
  2. No checkpoints in missions - This part honestly just makes no sense. 4 was the first game to be on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and considering this was a mechanical improvement over the pervious installments, This part is definitely frustrating and makes no sense. Like you can be so close to beating a hard mission but once you die or something you have to start all over again.
  3. Repetitive and boring gameplay - I'm not sure if this specific opinion is unpopular or not, but I find 4's gameplay to be repetitive. I feel like the gameplay shits the most after when you beat the game. At times its just repetitive and boring to play and it's just not fun to play.
  4. Lack of what to do afterwards - I know what you are going to say. "Maybe cuz you play too much gta 5" "Lol you're just saying that because you play too much gta 5" Let's take a look at a game like San Andreas, You can buy property, work out in the gym, barber shops, train your skills, etc. And those things I said you could do in San Andreas you can't do in GTA 4. And as a matter of fact, some of the things I said you can't do them in GTA 5, so that doesn't apply.
5 - Annoying fanbase - I'm aware that most fanbase can also apply to this and this has to do nothing with the game itself, but that still doesn't make 4 any better. Most of the GTA 4 fanbase are assholes. If you say you prefer 5 or San Andreas, or even any game for that matter than 4. Watch, they are gonna start downvoting your comment, cursing you out, and would probably start spamming your dm's, Hell, I got send a threat from one of those wild animals. So that speaks for itself.
In conclusion: GTA 4 is overrated and this is coming from a big GTA fan. People always call this game a masterpiece and 'the best Rockstar game' but for me, I think it is incredibly overrated and doesn't deserve to be called a masterpiece. GTA 4 is just a 7/10 game at best and repetitive, dull, slow, and boring game at worst.
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2023.06.01 20:58 Quick_Sense_8785 Unsure if I actually enjoy playing

Played throughout middle and high school, and I was first chair in both jazz and symphonic. By the later portion of school I didn’t love band anymore but I stuck with it because it was one of the few things that I was pretty decent at. And I always did enjoy the concerts. I think I probably just gave into peer pressure or groupthink re: my feelings because it wasn’t cool. And a bunch of the other kids did not practice or take band seriously.
Fast forward seven years and I started to play again during covid. I only play here and there by myself but to be honest it feels like a chore sometimes to hit my daily practice goal. I’m wondering if I should just give it up or maybe try a new instrument, although after having learned one that seems daunting to start from scratch. It almost feels like I like the thought of me playing but not the actual grind. So this might sound silly, but is there I way to tell if I don’t actually enjoy it and should call it quits? Or maybe I should get lessons to feel like I’m going somewhere?
I also feel like I might enjoy playing in a group or something but am not good enough to jump back into that probably. End ramble.
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2023.06.01 20:58 Royal_Concept_8061 What is the sweet spot of pace of play?

Played this morning as a group of 2, had a group of 3 guys behind us all 70ish riding in their own carts, had a group of 2 30ish year olds ahead of us. Never really waited on the 2 in front of us, they always seemed to be finishing up on the green when we would approach our tee shots. Seemed the same way for the guys behind us.
Get to the turn, group ahead must’ve made a quick stop as this was the first time we had to wait on them to clear the fairway, and one of the gentlemen from the group behind rolls up in his cart while we were waiting, and immediately says “you guys need to play faster!”, I laughed thinking he was joking as we played the front 9 in an hour and 15 minutes. Then he starts going off about “how his group waited for us twice to hit, and he doesn’t want to be out playing in the heat of the afternoon.” Offered to let him play through, but the other 2 guys in the group went to the clubhouse to get a drink and get some food.
After the 10th we never saw them again, didn’t change pace our pace, back 9 took us 10 minutes longer total. I normally don’t let things like that get in my head, but I was playing like trash, so it ate at me. But it begs the question what is the sweet spot for a length of round?
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2023.06.01 20:58 JimmyTheThief Anyone having install/update problems on xbox game pass?

Tried playing today but when I open the game it says the game needs up an update and it starts downloading the whole game again. If you close the game or stop the update it completely uninstalls the game. Any help?
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2023.06.01 20:57 hugoLOSTLuxx [REVIEW] Redmagic Mechanical Gaming Keyboard und Redmagic Gaming Maus

[REVIEW] Redmagic Mechanical Gaming Keyboard und Redmagic Gaming Maus
First, a few words about Redmagic itself. Redmagic was founded in 2018 as a gaming division of ZTE/Nubia. The main focus should be gaming.
It all started with the Nubia Redmagic with Snapdragon 835 6GB or 8GB Ram and 64 or 128GB memory.
In the meantime, Redmagic not only manufactures smartphones, but also other gaming equipment such as a keyboard, mouse, mouse pad and monitor.
In this test I would like to introduce you to the Redmagic Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and the Redmagic Wireless Gaming Mouse.

The keyboard has TTC Speed Silver V2 switches with a key travel of 3.4mm and a release weight of 45g. and is said to have a durability of 100 million keystrokes. The switches are not soldered, but only plugged in and can be exchanged for many other switches available on the market. The keycaps are made of PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and are black on the top and slightly gray transparent on the sides. According to the manufacturer, the keyboard has RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors (more on that later), a 1.47" display and a 4000mAh battery.
It can be connected either via a 2.4GHz USB dongle (included) or via a USB-C cable. The USB dongle can be stored on the underside of the keyboard when not in use. The keyboard can theoretically be used on 5 devices at the same time, once via USB, via wireless dongle and via Bluetooth. You can switch the Bluetooth channels using FN+1, 2, 3 and use FN+4 to switch to the USB dongle. In the driver, however, it is only recognized via a USB dongle or USB cable.
There is no dedicated media button. The FN functions are not printed on any key, but you can still control the media using the FN+F keys and also use other functions such as setting the lighting:
FN+F1 Brightness from screen up
FN+F2 Brightness off screen down
FN+F3 Mail application
FN+F4 Calculator
FN+F5 File Manager
FN+F6 Media Player
FN+F7 title back
FN+F8 Play/Pause
FN+F9 Next title
FN+F10 Mute
FN+F11 volume up
FN+F12 Volume down
FN+High Brightness RGB high
FN+Down Brightness RGB Down
FN+Left Light theme forward
FN+Right Light theme back
Let's get to the keys. I cannot check whether the technical specifications of the switches are correct. I only have the comparison to a Razer keyboard with rubber domes and a Coole-Master keyboard with MX Brown switches. I think the buttons on the Redmagic are much too easy to press, you don't feel any resistance at all. So it often happens that you make a typo but don't even notice that you have pressed a key. I used the keyboard for 3 weeks at work and couldn't get used to the easy typing feel during that time.
A metal plate is embedded in the base plate, which makes the whole keyboard feel heavy and valuable. The whole thing should also serve to dampen the noise of the keystrokes and create a better typing feel.
The keyboard is only available with a US layout so far, but is sold worldwide via its own online shop.

Redmagic advertises a battery life of 28 hours when the lights are on and 200 hours when the RGB lights are off.
In my case I have to disagree. With lighting on I had 8 hours after 2 working days. still a battery capacity of 14%, but you have to say that I had set in the driver that the lighting after 5min. not used turns off.
Also the 200 hrs. I couldn't do it without lighting. After a week of use (40 hours week), you still had a remaining capacity of 60%.
Charging with a USB-C cable takes about 4 hours on the PC.
On the 1.47" display, you can use the rotary knob next to it to set the preset RGB colors/change the brightness and adjust the volume. You can also display some system information.
Unfortunately, displaying the system information did not work for me (Lenovo Legion 5 Pro).
A frequency of 3.83 GHz was permanently displayed for the CPU and 0.00GHz was displayed for the GPU. The FPS display was constantly at 61FPS. Also, no CPU temperature was displayed. If you look at the various files in the driver folder, you can see that the display should read the data using Openhardwaremonitor. But that doesn't work (Openhardwaremonitor as a standalone application works perfectly). Furthermore, you cannot select in the driver itself which sensors should be used as a display.
As an accessory, Redmagic supplies a USB spiral cable with the keyboard, a USB 2.4GHz wireless dongle and "pliers" to remove the key caps and the switches themselves. Like all current Redmagic Gaming products, the packaging is shiny silver. On the back you will find some technical data.
The mouse weighs 75gr. and is made of smooth semi-transparent black plastic.

A PixArt PAW3395 sensor with up to 26000dpi and 1000Hz sampling rate is installed. Although I wonder who needs 26000DPI. With 26000DPI, the mouse pointer is so fast that even the slowest mouse pointer speed (set directly in Windows) is far too fast. The switches are Khali GM 8.0 Mamba Micro switches. Like the keyboard, it can be connected to the PC via USB-C cable, Bluetooth or 2.4GHz USB dongle (can be hidden on the underside when not in use, like the keyboard). The supplied USB-C to USB A cable is covered with fabric and very light and very flexible.On the top there are two buttons plus the mouse wheel, on the left side you can find the two thumb buttons.The DPI of the sensor can be changed in 5 steps using a button on the bottom of the mouse ( which can be set in the driver.
Due to the smooth surface and the low weight, the mouse feels cheap at first.
In my opinion, the rubber grip tapes included as accessories can help. You stick these on the top buttons and on the sides of the mouse, so the mouse feels much more valuable. Glide tapes are also supplied as accessories to replace the underside and a USB-C to USB-A adapter to place the dongle on the desk.

The mouse glides very easily over all surfaces, be it a wooden table, cloth mouse pad or plastic mouse pad. This is partly due to the very low weight.

The size of the mouse is sufficient for my "normal" sized hands. I don't think it's suitable for larger hands.

Like the keyboard, the mouse also has RGB lighting, but in contrast to the keyboard, there is an RGB "wheel" in the driver for the colors and you can choose any color you want.
In wireless mode (via dongle or Bluetooth), the lighting only switches on when you stop moving it. If you move the mouse, the lighting goes out again.

If the mouse is connected via cable, the LEDs light up continuously.

But you can set the time in the driver when the lighting should switch off when not in use.
The battery has a capacity of 450mAh and lasts me about 5 days a 8 hours. when the RGB lighting is completely off. It is specified with a running time of up to 100 hours.


The driver version V1.1.7 is the latest and is used equally for the mouse and keyboard, but as already written above only if both devices are connected via cable or USB dongle.

In the keyboard menu you can set when the RGB lighting should switch off and when it should go into sleep mode (you can wake it up by pressing any key). You can also program a macro for each key (really for each key). For example, you can place a left click on the space bar mouse.
All other functions such as setting the RGB lighting and RGB color can also be set with the keyboard itself. Here it would be desirable if you could configure the 1.47" display yourself, e.g. to display more system information via HW info or the track currently being played from Spotify. So I find the display beautiful but pointless. It would also be great if you could customize the colors of the keys to your liking.
Unfortunately, you can't select 16.8 million colors as promised. You only have 7 preset colors to choose from with 10 different lighting modes.

In the mouse area you will find some functions like the keyboard. You can set when the mouse goes into sleep mode. You can set macros for each of the 5 keys. You can also adjust the DPI and set the sampling rate of the sensor. In wireless mode via USB dongle, you can also see the charge status of the battery.

If both devices are connected via cable, a firmware update can also be carried out. When I started using it for the first time, I was offered an update for both devices.
The biggest criticism of the driver, however, is the poor translation into English (there are only Chinese or English language options). Some points are not fully translated or make no sense at all. Unfortunately, there is no help or instructions for which functions.
I hope that will be adjusted for the western market, as well as other functions for the display.
If you thought you could use one USB dongle for both devices (as is the case with Logitech, for example), far from it, each device needs its own 2.4GHz USB adapter.
For the price of the keyboard of €199 and the mouse of €99, I find the range of functions too little, because there are better devices on the market for a lower price. Even if there is currently a €20 discount if you buy a mouse and keyboard at the same time, it's still too much.
I would like to say many thanks to Redmagic for making the two devices available to me for the test.
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2023.06.01 20:57 Tusker26 Letting It Set For A While, Now What?

I have a very new keyless flute that Ive let set for a couple of years in its’ case. There have been no temperature nor humidity extremes. The flute and case just set on a shelf inside my house for that time. Upon inspection of the sections and joints, the flute seems to be fine. What should I consider or do prior to picking it up again? I was considering a light oiling and letting it set for 24-hours, before trying to assemble and play.
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2023.06.01 20:57 moonlily347 AITA for not wanting to go to my friend's house?

The thing is pretty simple. I (18) am friends with this amazing girl (19). We share hobbies and interests and I have lots of fun with her. The problem is that she invited me a few times at her place. I went once and felt a little uncomfortable, as I'm really shy, but I enjoyed staying with her. She invited me again after a while and I didn't go. I later discovered it was her birthday (she didn't tell me) and felt really guilty, and I obviously bought her a present. We went to cinema two times and had a great time. Some time ago she invited me again and I decided to go. Me and my mum decided to bring some sweets. We arrived and mum took a coffee with this girl's mum. We started do play the new Zelda game and after a while she took the sweets and she ate almost everything. It wouldn't be a big deal, after all they were for her and her family, but when her mum came to check on us the girl said I devoured them. I felt embarassed and uncomfortable... Then her dad came to greet me and I think he was annoyed, because he mumbled something like "they come here to play..." (since I told him I didn't have the game nor the switch). We played all the time and I got reeally bored. She even told me she was going to draw while I was playing with HER console. I rage quitted after an hour or two and we continued to play the game until we had to have dinner. My dad came an hour after dinner. I love this girl so much and I enjoy really much her company when we are out, but I felt so uncomfortable that I don't want to go anymore at her place. AITA?
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2023.06.01 20:56 Severe-Working-8703 Emu wars: HG Wells edition

No one would have believed, that at the dawning of our civilisation’s birth, that we were being watched from the timeless reaches of lands far and distant from our own. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinised, as creatures with a telescope, that flock and gather amid streams of water; simply as the indigenous, barbaric natives of this foreign land. And yet, across the infinite blue vista, minds immeasurably superior to ours, regarded this land with envious eyes. And slowly- and surely- they drew their plans against us.
It was spring; a time for new beginnings. We had set up our communities east of the river, settling far and wide in our bountiful homeland. My mother had prepared our favoured meal of cricket acacia casserole, and we were due home to eat. We had a long day in the crimson sun; my brother and I, along with some of our friends were out playing, near the ravine down the river when we heard the sounds. They came like thunder, splitting the air in an instant and rolling away in the corridors of the heavens above us. Me and my brother both looked at each other in petrified freight, we knew that something grave and devious had begun near to the nesting ground.
The infernal cracking coming from the fields above ricocheted down into the ravines to find us, and by the time we found them, it would be too late. Running through the ravine back to the nest, my brother was racing ahead of me, urging me to hurry as I lagged behind. We had no idea what we were running too, and had half a mind to run the other way, but the fleeting streaks of crimson sun now signalling our way home, would soon come to rest in the sea, and we would be nowhere. Soon enough we reach the end of the ravine, the thunder now in front of us. My brother stopped dead; petrified and exhausted before I drew level with his tail. Coming slowly into view, an unfamiliar shimmer on the horizon reminds me of the ocean, and in a moment of terror, we saw. Our guiding star was falling- into streams of crimson blood.
It had reached dusk, on the 12th of August, and a huge mass smoke rose up from the horizon, clouding the once blue sky above the nesting ground. I could see our people flocking and running in blind fury at the commotion. My brother quicky leapt to join the mob, and I, helpless, ran behind him. As the crowds and the smoke and the sounds of misery drew closer, there came the first of the hulking machines that would bring so much chaos and calamity to our lands. A sudden fluttering in front of us which rose above our heads came to rest in my brother’s, still sprinting, torso. I was overcome with dread, as I watched him slowly, grind to a halt on the ground before me. He stayed there on the floor and I never saw him again. Then there was no time; the others had fallen behind. When I looked about, I was alone. My only hope would be that my sister, Carrie and my mother at home. I prayed that I wouldn’t arrive too late. Plumes of smoke now growing larger in front of me and I can see one of the machines, dragging with it the cloud of beautiful but disturbing gas.
The machines unleashed with them a bevy of projectiles which surged through the airwaves, dissecting our people. And as the vast hoards of our armies flanked the machine, a nightmarish fever overtook me. Drawing in line with the others marching at the machines, I catch up with Banuku- a soldier in our village militia. He drags me into the ranks, shouting.
“Be one of the crowd! But don’t reach the front!”, his eyes transfixed on the enemy armada as he pushed on through. I didn’t have time to ask him what was happening. And I would never see him again. The projectiles fluttered in constant streams, bringing down some of the flock as we pushed on towards the machine, clamouring over the mountains of dead in our wake. In the black of the night shone two luminous disks, which pierced the noir void, whitening the droves of our people, who were now boldly hurdling themselves into the forward mechanisms of the machine. And as shouts of violence and confusion rose, the fluttering stopped. There was a short pause as several slender figures emerged from the pit of the machine. And with a swinging motion, threw forth their ultimate weapon. A shout came before the rock which flew through the sky, then landed upon the ground in the centre of the crowd, and I thought I could see my mother’s face in the flash of fury and fire, that proceeded immediately after. The explosion rendered most in the vicinity a mangled, bloodied mound of flesh and feathers. But yet we pushed on. Hails of fire rained down and in the distant villages across the plains and down the rivers, we could hear more of this ungodly thunder, echoing their destruction in a taunting, reverence. I could feel a pushing from the crowds behind me, bringing with it a sense of calm and belief and hopes of revival- Kahuku, our strongest warrior proceeded on and past me towards the machine, and took his place at the front of the crowd. If Carrie was still alive, she would be here somewhere; she always fancied herself the brave one. By the time Kahuku had reached the machine, our people had gained yet another bout of energy, surging forth with a complete lack of regard for their lives and wellbeing. Suddenly, the machine began to slow, stalling to a stop before the might of Kahuku. The slender beings erupted from the machine firing shots in their retreat, and we perused them into the sunset.
“That didn’t fucking happen Marco! You were never in the war!”
“It’s not heritage if you make it up you, fucktard!”, Janine had had enough of Marco’s shit, and just wanted to have a normal dinner with her parents without Marco faking his involvement in Emu history.
But Marco couldn’t resist; he is a compulsive liar and loves a good origin story.
However, made up.
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2023.06.01 20:56 Optimal_Ad_1847 25 [M4F] Houston, TX/Anywhere - Seeking a Relationship

I am from Houston, Texas. Well, I live just outside of Houston, but people who live near Houston usually say they are from Houston.
Anyway, I am 25 years old, and I was studying medicine overseas. I have permanently returned to the USA to continue my education. I work part time as an uber eats driver. I spend most of my time studying. This might be a relatively long post.
Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies are similar to most people, and we don't have to share the same hobbies or interests. - Movies and TV (Sci-fi, horror, and crime) - Exercising, especially running - Food (Thai, Mediterranean, and Indian) - Reading - Boardgames and videogames - Nature-y stuff. Walking outside. - Music (Instrumental, orchestral, and rap). I listen to songs from each genre. - Investing
I want to pickup more hobbies and interests. I would like to learn how to play the piano and violin. I want to learn a new language. I want to do outdoor activities such as hiking and maybe even camping. I have always wanted to learn video effects. It's great if you do one or multiple of these things, so I can learn or participate too. We can pickup a joint hobby too. However, I am a homebody. I would describe myself as reserved, calm, but adventurous. I like to tease when I feel comfortable around someone.
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