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2023.06.01 06:47 BusAdministrative289 How can Dubai be made more green?

While there are obvious climatic disadvantages Dubai has vs many other parts of the world, I see ambitious targets from the government on turning a large portion to green areas. I personally would love to avoid seeing just large swamps of dust and dry land, and rather see trees/ green cover. Is this actually feasible? And I am talking about greenery in normal roads, and pathways and not just inside specific gated communities
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2023.06.01 06:27 seaboat90 Why did Green Day not end up as popular as Blink 182?

The younger fans wouldn't remember but the huge Green Day vs Blink 182 division was very clear back in the late 90s into the early 2000s with a lot of fans of pop-punk at the time to prefer one over the other and very often compare them. But what was it that didn't allow Green Day to have the same legacy as Blink in your opinion? I'm guessing it was the 3 huge singles across each Enema and TOYPAJ with songs more palatable to a general audience and casual fans but what's your guess?
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2023.06.01 06:11 Ed_Derick_ Thoughts on KOTM after my rewatch for the movie's anniversary

Sorry but it's a mess of a movie. When I watched it in theater it was one of my best experiences ever, but the more I watched it at home the more flaws and things to get upset about I found. I'll start with the stupid "MCU humor". Characters cracking jokes in the worst moments possible, and it's always dad jokes/jokes that don't land. It's obnoxious. How hard it is to just keep it serious and not have every single character be a bad stand-up comedian? Since I'm on this topic I would like to say, the character "Sam" could have easily been cut from the movie. Why? Because he only serves two purposes: Exposition, and comedic relief. And he ends up being a bit annoying. Even the movie is self-aware about this because of that scene where Mark says "Does anyone else know where it is" , just so he can find a excuse to not be around Sam. Mark represents the audience in that scene. We just don't wanna see this guy on screen anymore because he's just so annoying and pointless.
During that scene at Mark's house, I always try to imagine what it would go like without Sam. And guess what, nothing changes. They could just have Graham and Serizawa deliver the exposition needed to push the plot and with a bonus of not having any jokes. Anyway, moving on.
Second thing is some weird one-liners, that feel more like the Godzilla-obsessed Director speaking, rather than the characters. Here's the most prominent examples:
- "Mothra. Queen of the Monsters."
That's just the director talking. Why? Because at no point in the movie we get a explanation as to why Mothra is "The Queen of the Monsters." It's just a throw away line. "Ackchually they call her that in the ARG". Yeah but movies should be made for all audiences to enjoy and understand, not just the redditor nerds who follow every single ARG. Doctor Chen calling Mothra "Queen of the Monsters" is more like Michael Dougherty informing us what he wants his version of Mothra to be. The problem is, he doesn't "display" Mothra as the queen of the monsters. All she does in the movie is show up, make a cocoon, show the protagonists where godzilla is, fight rodan for like 10 seconds, then sacrifice herself so Godzilla can get a power up. How does that make her "Queen of the Monsters" ? At least movie's title, King Of the Monsters, has a payoff, because Ghidorah becomes the "King" by controlling the titans, then Godzilla becomes the King at the end after he kills Ghidorah and the titans literally bow to him like humans would to a King.
Mothra has none of that, so there's no point in making a line calling her Queen, that's just Michael fanboying over his own character.
- "That makes sense we are a bunch of horny murderous carnivores."
What? How the hell would the titans know that? I just hate this plot point about the missing ORCA frequency being humans. It makes no sense. Why would the Titans, these 300 feet + beings, think that we, little ants, are Apex predators? And again this line it's just Michael talking, it's just him being preachy and probably thinking he's super big brain for saying "Humanity bad". My guy you released this movie 1 year after Infinity War. The idea of killing human population to help the environment is still fresh in the audience's mind. You are not breaking new ground here.
Moving on. I think everyone agrees right now Emma Russell is just an awful character. She's just completely delusional, her redemption arc doesn't hit because you remember she's the reason millions died around the world. It takes her sooo much time to realize "Hey maybe this is a bad idea". Also gotta love her logic:
"My son died to a titan. So i'll unleash every titan monarch has ever discovered so I can save the world. Yes, this is definitely what my son would want, millions of families going through the pain of loosing a loved one to a giant monster"
She's just causing San Francisco over and over again in the name of the greater good. And the movie is self-aware about this and doesn't do anything, it shows characters pointing out how she is crazy but she never realizes it herself. Also it's so weird how she just team ups with Jonah off-screen. Even after reading Aftershock it doesn't make sense. So this guy shows up, kills a bunch of her colleagues, and the scene cuts with her looking at the guy in terror and protecting her daughter. When we cut back to her how is she? Just working along the guy who just killed her colleagues. Why? Because humanity bad. It feels like there's scenes missing. Showing her being tricked by Jonah or something similar, because it's so weird how she just teams up with him.
Also the movie implies she has been planning this since 2014? Building the orca, indoctrinating Madison into going along with her genocidal plan, if Jonah didn't showed up, she would probably eventually do it on her own, she would become the eco-terrorist. So at this point, why not just have Jonah be the sole antagonist? Have him being a monarch member who was affected by the events of 2014, have him create the orca, and have him going around freeing titans. It's so weird.
Let's talk about the monsters a little bit. Godzilla is way too "Tohosized". He's got the classic plates, the classic roar mashed together with the 2014 roar. I already said in my post about GareGoji, Michael Dougherty didn't wanted "The Monsterverse Godzilla" , he just wanted to pull Toho's Godzilla into the monsterverse. Jesus why can't you just let Godzilla be different, let this Godzilla be his own thing? We had something new and unique in 2014 but then Michael had to come along and go "Nuh huh can't have that, we only have old stuff."
Rodan is a punching bag. That's it.
Mothra is a power up and a light show, that's it.
At least Ghidorah is fine. Feels world-ending. Feels like he could actually win this. Feels new. It's good to see him controlling stuff and not being a pawn for once.
Something I think the movie lacked was some build up for the main kaiju tho. Mothra is shoved right in your face at the first 5 minutes. Ghidorah has a little bit of build up and some suspense, and Rodan is the worst in the whole movie, because he has no build up, no foreshadowing. Emma and Jonah just choose him just because. It makes him feel no different than any other titan. It's like... they could have awaken Behemoth, Tiamat, Abbadon, Leviathan, any of them first, nothing would change. I wish there was some build up, like a scene with Jonah and Emma discussing which titan they wanna awake next, and they choose Rodan because he's the strongest one after Ghidorah (not counting Godzilla because he's already "awake") and because of that he would cause the most trouble for Monarch.
It's clear this was done as a "counter-measure" against the 2014 criticism, about the MUTOs taking 40 minutes to show up, while Godzilla takes like one hour, but at least it had a payoff. This is what people don't get. It was about building suspense, mystery, tease, then finally payoff. KOTM just goes straight for the payoff, it's like skipping straight to the dessert. Movie just wants to rush through everything as fast as possible because it is afraid people will dislike it if they tease the kaiju.
Another thing I hate about the kaiju is this stupid "good radiation" and "planet healing" thing which is just so vague and thrown away, might as well call it magic. It happens because Emma said it happens, no evidence needed. "Life is triggered by their radiation". Radiation is supposed to kill life. Do they produce a new type of radiation that does the opposite? We don't know, movie doesn't bother explaining it. Not to mention the radiation being inconsistent. One time we can approach "radioactive monsters" with no problem. But then other times we gotta use hazmat suits. We can't approach this highly radioactive temple, but we can approach Godzilla who was inside that temple, took a nuke to the face, and is about to turn into a nuke himself. Yeah that's completely safe and completely different situation. And then there's the fact this goes completely against Godzilla's reason for existing, as a warning about nuclear power and radiation.
A nuke saves the day, and radioactive abominations humanity and nature and animals. All of this happened in a movie featuring a character that only exists thanks to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Let that sink in.
Off topic comment: I hate how Graham's death doesn't affect Serizawa. He saw his colleague, no, his student, who he was mentoring for who knows how many years, being eaten alive by a three-headed dragon. And what he does? Falls to his knees, not a single tear. Then looks at her photo for 5 seconds, still no tears. That's it. That's all the impact Graham's death brings to the movie. This is just Michael not knowing what to do with her character. This is the first rewatch where it occurred to me: "Man... Serizawa should be wanting to kill Emma." Because Graham's death was her fault. He should be wanting to kill her for revenge. Yet he's barely antagonistic about her. "We will ask her. When we find her. For now, the search continues." WHAT? That's it? That's all you have to say about the person responsible for your loved one's death? He doesn't even mention Graham when he's about to sacrifice himself. Movie just forgets about it.
Alan Jonah is just boring. He is a little threatening at first but then calms down and leaves the script. He just "aight imma head out". "We got everything we need" What the hell you talking about? Where was it established he and his team were after something? He just leaves the plot for no reason, it's like the writers decided "Yeah sorry no idea what to do with him in the 3rd act, let's just put him aside but keep him alive so we can make a credits scene."
There's so many little things I wanna talk about it but I think this post is getting a bit too long, so i'll just list them without making a full paragraph about it:
- All the super saturated colors and filters hurt my eyes. Please make it stop. Screen is always all red, all blue, all green, all dark. Contrast and lighting are all over the place.
- Who decided to make a fortune cookie joke after Serizawa's amazing speech to Mark? Why ruin the moment, why not just have him stop talking and Mark act like "Damn he's right" and keep the scene moving?
- SHOW ANDREW'S DEATH YOU COWARDS! Kidding, but still. Movie would have a lot more emotional weight if they showed Mark and Emma finding Andrew's lifeless body. If i was making the movie I would add flashback scenes showing that, when Mark is knocked by Ghidorah, and show it at the start of the movie as well, then make the moment they are looking for Madison "mirror" Andrew's scene, also add some lines to make Emma's and Mark's reactions during that scene feel more genuine, like "Please God not again..." that would be a lot better
- Why the stupid cutaways, why do you feel the need of showing Madison going to her house... opening the door... going inside... closing the door, laying down... WHEN YOU JUST ESTABLISHED SHE'S IN THE HOUSE?! Just cut from Emma and Mark saying "Home", to Madison already inside, covering her ears while the house shakes, then quickly cut back to the fight.
- Sorry but Mothra vs Rodan was complete BS and she only won because plot. Rodan should have shredded her the second they collided. Either make their fight fair or have them team up with Goji
- Thanks for wasting Burning Godzilla and turning him into a Deus Ex Machina and a Power Up. Godzilla took a fire flower from Mario.
- Gotta love them creating 17 new titans then show them through tiny tv screens. Also they wasted what should have been the Endgame of the MV, all titans trying to take over the world.
You already know my only positives about the movie: soundtrack and sound design. One or two cool cinematography moments.
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2023.06.01 05:54 bopal27 Non US spouse, help?

I married my long term partner who is British, he's never worked or lived in the US, we live in the UK (I've lived here 14 years as a resident) . Looking at the tax ID numbers in case we want to apply for his Green card. Does anyone have advice on the process vs filing as a head of household and excluding him?
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2023.06.01 05:21 Johnny-Galt-Jr Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana

Beginner's Guide

So you want to start growing cannabis, but have no idea where to start?

Items you will need

We also have starter shopping lists put together here that can help you pick a light & tent appropriate for your grow area & # of plants.

Grow Area

Next, you need to determine where your grow will take place. Will it be your closet, attic, basement, custom grow box, etc.? The ideal place needs to be well ventilated and large enough to grow plants to your desired height and width whilst having lighting, fans, and other equipment in there as well. Also, keep in mind that you don't want any light leaks, this is important for stealth and flowering reasons.
Once you have chosen your designated grow area, make sure you have thoroughly cleaned it, painted the walls white or hang reflective material. You do not want a dirty grow room.
Once you have prepared the room, you can now begin to install your lights and ventilation. Be sure that everything is sturdy and done properly. If you half ass this, it's possible that later on in your grow something could fall and destroy your crop. Take your time and do it right.
Keep your lights close as you can. A simple test to see if they are too close is to place your hand at the top of your plant and hold it there for 30 seconds. If your hand does not burn from the heat, neither will the plant
Types of lighting to be used and how much to use:

Planting your first seeds

This is usually where a lot of mistakes take place, so please read this carefully.
There are several ways to germinate your seeds. Placing them inside or on top of a damp paper towel in a dark place), drop them in a shot glass. Or just simply planting them in dirt. Put them in a soaked rockwool cube.
To germinate in dirt you want to start off in a small growing container. Wet the soil first, stick your pinky about half way down then drop 1 seed in. Cover the hole lightly, don't compact the dirt too much. Now, place it under your lighting for 24 hours a day. It may take up to 10 days before it sprouts, so be patient. Seeds don't always sprout, if it's been 15 days and still no show you can probably call it quits and plant a new seed.
Once you have a sprouted seed, water as needed.

Vegetation Period

Soon, your plant will out root the small container it's in You will need to transplant it into a much larger container. Prepare your new, large, drain-able pot. Take the container your plant is in, and gently bend the sides. What this does is break off any dirt or roots that are touching the inside walls. Now that you have done this, you can carefully and slowly turn the cup upside down and the contents of the cup will slide right out. You can break off some of the dirt, but do not let any of the roots be exposed to light. They will dry out and die. Quickly, place your plant into the new pot. Give it a nice watering and place it back into the grow room under 24-on/0-off hours of lighting (or 18/6). Your plant will probably not grow for a day or so, this is normal after transplanting.
It is important that you keep your plants under a strict 24/0 or 18/6 lighting schedule during the vegetation period. If they get too long a dark period they will begin to flower.

Watering and Nutrients and pH, oh my

Water your plant when the soil is dry. This is the #1 mistake new growers make - they water too often. Overwatering is not "giving the plant too much water" it is "giving the plant water too often." There are two simple steps to watering cannabis:
  1. Wait until the soil is dry a knuckle or so deep (use your finger, poke a hole, feel the dirt).
  2. Add water until you see some drain out the bottom of your pot. Go to step 1.
Nutrients should be used carefully and correctly. Follow the dosing schedule provided by your nutrient line, but ramp up the amount slowly. It is not suggested you start with the full dosage right away, but something like 1/4, then 1/2, and so on. Furthermore, it is also not recommended to use nutrients with every watering. Most alternate or put two plain-water feedings in between a nutrient-water feeding.
pH testing is important as all the nutrients you are feeding your plant will only be absorbed by the roots under the proper conditions, and those proper conditions are dictated by the pH of the nutrient mix and the soil. Test your water before adding nutrients, test your nutrient mix, and test your run-off. You want the nutrient+soil mixture to be in the 6.3-6.8 range for soil. You want the nutrient mix to be in the 5.5-6.1 range for a hydroponic set up. Consult these charts for more information. You may need to obtain pH up or pH down products to regulate the water and/or nutrient mix to achieve the correct pH balance.

Training

There are many ways to train your plant to increase the yield. Use one or multiple of these techniques to create more tops/colas (budsites) or to promote stronger stalks and more vigorous nutrient uptake.
It is very important that you do this during vegetation and not in flowering. Abuse them in veg, treat them like princesses in flowering.
You can keep your plant in vegetation as long as you wish. However, most people have space limitations. The key is, grow your plants to about half of your space limits (remember to add space for your light and space for cool air beneath the light). The plants tend to double (or sometimes triple) in height in the early flowering stage. After 2-3weeks of flowering most will have hit their maximum height.

Cloning

Cloning is a rather easy and faster alternative compared to planting seeds every cycle. Typically, you should cut your clones a couple weeks prior to flowering to give the mother plant a chance to heal and regrow. Here is a thorough guide on cloning.

Flowering Period

In order to activate flowering, you will need to switch your lighting schedule to a strict 12/12 schedule. This means 12 hours of light and 12 hours of pure darkness Any light leaks can cause damage, please be sure it's dark.
You will also want to start adding your blooming/flowering nutrients of your choice. Again, it might be a safe idea to start off small and work your way up to the suggested amount.
After about a week or two, you will also be able to determines its sex. It is a very easy thing to do. If you are not sure on the sex, post pictures and ask the community.
If you get any males, you will need to chop them down and get rid of it. The reason for this is, if those pollen sacks pop, the pollen will spread and the females will become covered with his pollen. To simplify this, she will then produce seeds within her bud and the bud will be less potent. Ideally, you want a non pollinated female, she will produce the strongest and best weed.
As flowering proceeds, you will notice translucent trichomes appear. This is how you will judge when your grow is ready to be harvested. This is ultimately up you depending on what type of high you are looking for. You can expect these to appear around 6-8 weeks or even 10-12 weeks on some strains. Patience is virtue.

Harvesting

Chop and then cure the buds.

Closing Remarks

Growing marijuana is a fun hobby and the outcome is very rewarding. However, it is hard and you need to be dedicated before getting started.

This guide was originally put together by Up_High, with updates/reworking by hsi__. Many thanks the original author and everyone who contributed.
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2023.06.01 05:16 LeahFeminist Live look at AOC vs Marjorie Taylor Greene:

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2023.06.01 05:13 VIPERVIIC What does "Overheal" in Healing Items mean?

Hello,
I googled the answer for this and did not find anything so here it is for me and others in the future.
What does "Overheal" mean like with the Scorchstones vs "No Overheal" with the Healing Scrolls?
I think it may mean like with the Green Scorchstone how it says it heals 40 HP but has a chance to heal more HP than that.
Thanks everyone. Long live Neopets!
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2023.06.01 05:12 RegalLegalEagle Made of Mud

Based on a Dream
FDF Resolute, Sanctum Class Battlecruiser, en route to NT-2125 deep Fringe.
Mary had been rather intrigued by the concept of an observation deck on a ship. Curator ship designs didn’t even have windows let alone a whole deck. Yet, deck seemed a bit of a grand exaggeration now that she was standing in the room with the large window dominating one wall. The room was empty aside from herself. Though there were tables and chairs enough to fit a few dozen people easily. No doubt it was more in use if the ship should be hosting dignitaries over some important planet, or picturesque astronomical feature. En route to NT-2125 however they were instead enveloped in the Ink, a sight no one seemed keen on viewing.
Her education had of course touched on the existence of the Ink, but that was about it. She had no idea how it really was used to facilitate FTL travel. What she did know, now that she was looking at it, was that it was rather unpleasant to look at. She had seen purest black. The concept of looking at entirely nothing but a void was fine with her.
The Ink however… While she watched it slowly move around before her eyes it was like a vast ocean of some kind. An ocean of… incredible depth. When she had first stepped into the room and seen it dominating the large window she had thought it to be a mixture of blues, purples, and blacks. But the longer she watched the bubbles and lines slowly moving around she wasn’t sure if she were seeing color at all. Maybe she was seeing not the absence of light, but something opposite to it. As if the Ink gave off… anti-light.
She had no basis for this thought of course. No training, education, or experience to make her believe it was a real thing. Yet, if matter had anti-matter why couldn’t light have anti-light? After all the longer she looked the more if felt like she wasn’t really seeing anything. Nothing real anyway. More like… if she closed her eyes and rubbed against the eyelids and saw the attempts of her brain understand the shadows. Then there was the thought maybe she really was seeing something. Something just under the waves of its vast deep ocean of anti-light. After all, what was causing it to move? Were the waves, ripples, and bubbles purely random? Or was there something making it move?
As unpleasant as her line of thinking was, at least watching it gave her some small alone time on the otherwise crowded vessel. It also gave her an excuse to keep her headset muted. She would much rather deal with staring out at a vast ocean of anti-light than listen to the ship around her at this point. Yet, the moment she began to consider that she saw a flash in the bottom of her vision. Door opening. With a flick she started the program to let her headset gradually increase volume as her ears began to work again.
First sound, click of hard heel on metallic decking. Second sound, sharp intake of breath likely indicating surprise, anxiety, unease, or combination. Third sound, a tongue flicking against teeth before making a disapproving sucking sound. Fourth sound, fabric on fabric rubbing was very low and soft indicating luxury stitching and material. “Hello Director Obli.”
“Translator.” Came the curt reply, though said at a perfectly reasonable volume for normal speaking Mary winced a bit. Going from total silence to even the muted sounds she was getting now was rough at times. Especially as more just kept building. Even at this low level the sound of the ships began to return to her. The groan of metal, the hum of electricity, the distant murmur of people going about their tasks. She had no idea what she’d do without the headset to at least partially mute the world around her.
“Your bodyguards aren’t joining us?” Mary glanced over at the Huul’Rav in his custom suit. She couldn’t see his guards, but she could hear them just outside. She recognized Hrue from his breathing pattern, as smoking had done a number on his lungs. Based on the jingle of grenade tabs the other was Juul.
“If the Curators wanted me dead I highly doubt they’d create you just for the task. They’re more than powerful enough to have no need for subtlety or subterfuge.” Even though the director was talking to her he was looking out the window at the Ink. She could see the disdain on his face rather obviously. A hand moving up to nervously brush his furry chin, even as he tilted his horns side to side.
While he seemed focused on the Ink her mind returned to his curious comment. Did the Curators need to employ subterfuge? Of course they were powerful, but surely there was also use in subterfuge. Regardless, she had not been sent to kill the Director. Or anyone for that matter. She had no training in combat or related topics. He seemed to also be thinking about this though as he looked at her. “You aren’t here to kill me right?”
“No. I’m not here to kill you or anyone else.” She assured him. “I’m just here to facilitate communications during the negotiations.”
“It is curious though. Why the Custodians sent anyone at all…” He trailed off and while she was about to answer he turned and spoke first. “Actually do you mind if we talk somewhere else?” At the end his eyes darted to the window and the swirl of the Ink beyond.
“Certainly.” She nodded, and gestured to the door letting him go first.
“I appreciate it.” He commented and even as he stepped through the door Hrue stepped in front of him to lead, while Juul stepped up behind Mary to follow. “I will admit it spoils my plans a bit. I wanted to talk with you in private a little. But uh… I do not particularly enjoy looking at the Ink.” She could hear his breathing pattern change just being in the hallway, out of sight of the swirling anti-light.
“I’m sure we can find privacy elsewhere. Though I am unsure what kind of private chat you would like. I’m here strictly as a neutral party to facilitate negotiations.” She reminded him.
“As you’ve said many times.” Obli waved off her remark. “Anyway, since you’re new to this sort of thing I just want to introduce you to my underling since you’ll be working for him during the start of the talks.”
Mary frowned at this sudden revelation. “First, I don’t work for you, or your subordinate. I-”
“Are a neutral translator provided by the Curators.” He waved her off again as they walked. All around her she could hear the ship and its crew going about keeping the ship alive as it were. It was an older vessel and every creak and groan of stressed metal, or electrical spark continued to heighten her anxiety. She could not wait to get off this vessel and onto a planet. “I meant work for him in a more metaphorical sense. I know you likely expected to work with me throughout these talks but it’s just not how labor talks to management. They don’t get to start by talking to a Director. They’ll start with someone just important enough to garner attention but with no real power. If he fails, I swoop in and save things. If he succeeds I get to take credit in the end and talk about how I knew he was the man for the job.”
The further they walked from the observation deck and the Ink the more confident and in fact arrogant Obli got. She wasn’t particularly keen on his behavior but she had at least grown accustomed to it on the trip so far. “Why then did you spend most of this trip testing my abilities as a translator?”
“Because I was trying to figure out your angle.” He replied with a glance back over his shoulder as they reached a lift. The four of them filtered into it before Juul hit the button for the hangar deck.
“I don’t have an angle. I was instructed to come here and facilitate-” She began but he yet again waved her off.
“Neutral yes yes. But why? We’ve never needed nor requested Curator assistance for anything like this. We have a proven history of successfully ending labor disputes and organization efforts. So why have the curators bothered to send you? Shouldn’t you be trying to help keep the FDF from falling apart? Or spreading the word of the Curators to the masses or something? That is something they do right? Proselytize?” Mary was fairly confident Obli tried to be dismissive about the Curators just to make himself more comfortable. It was a minor enough annoyance to overlook. Though she wondered if it actually helped ease his fragile ego.
“The Curators do not proselytize no. They have no need. They exist. They act. They do not need the approval of others, nor belief in their correctness. I am here because I have been ordered to be here. I was told I must assist in negotiating between the belligerent parties on NT-2125 and observe the outcome. That is all. If the Curators have a deeper reason for sending me here I do not know it.” While she spoke she could already hear Obli clicking his tongue in disapproval. Hrue was trying, and failing, to breathe quietly. Juul was running her hand over a smooth metallic object in her right pocket, slowly turning it over.
“I know you are flesh and blood, but you’re more like your creators than I find comforting.” Obli very bluntly commented.
“I do not exist for your comfort.” Mary pointedly replied, which made Obli click his tongue in disapproval once more. By that point the lift stopped and the doors opened. The rush of sound from the hangar deck made her wince a moment as she had to deal with the sudden volume as she lowered her headset sensitivity.
“I don’t think you exist for your own comfort either.” Obli remarked, now smirking a little at her obvious discomfort. There was little she could do but cast a glare in his direction as the pain subsided and the sounds took on a more muted level. Looking out across the hangar she could see dozens of people moving around and working on the ship’s complement of shuttles, and fighters. No one was expecting combat, but that didn’t stop the captain from preparing anyway. While she was told most of the machinery operated at frequencies most species couldn’t hear it always gave her a headache to be around so many buzzing, grinding, churning machines.
“Regardless.” Obli continued. “I want to make it clear I have been authorized to extend to the Curators our most sincere intent to be friends. If there is anything we can do to make your job more comfortable let me know. And if you see fit to pass on anything you hear from the labor organizers direct compensation is on offer.”
“I am here as a neutral party.” She reminded him yet again. But he just spread his hands and smiled.
“We’re willing to pay for even what you would consider banter and gossip. Anything you hear. My subordinate is also authorized to compensate you but I’d prefer a direct copy.” He held out an encryption cylinder. While she had no intention of passing along anything she did take it. It might be useful for other reasons.
“I don’t have a bank account, you know. Or any credits.” When she told him this he looked entirely confused. “I am not paid for my efforts. Curators do not use currency of any kind. Resources are simply provided as needed.”
Director Obli’s look of pure disgust was even more obvious than when he’d been in the observation deck. “And here I thought they were civilized… But it’s then all the more important for you to start building up your own nest egg!” He began to pull a credit chip from his pocket but she waved him off.
“I’m not chipped nor do I have a slate.” This time he scoffed and looked confused even as he held it out.
“You can take the whole thing. How do you expect to pay for anything on the planet without credits?” He seemed genuinely baffled.
“I don’t expect to pay for anything on the planet. Your company has extended their most sincere intent to be friends after all.” As she tilted her head a little while looking at him Obli just snorted.
“Ah… This is why my assistant was babbling about an expense waiver. Yes… There are limits to it, you know. Food, drink, necessities only.” Mary just stared at him until he finally sighed and tucked the credit chip back into his pocket. “Fine. It’s best for you to go change now then, the shuttle will be leaving as soon as we hit real space.”
She was wondering why he’d brought her here directly. “And why am I changing?”
“Well, you can go as you are if you like. But this isn’t a Curator ship. The Resolute has to drop further away from the planet so the shuttle will be in space to close the gap to the planet. And, I mean clearly Curator tech never breaks or has any accidents but our poor mortal hands make poor mortal vessels.” Obli spread his hands as if to highlight his own soft, well manicured hands.
“Fine.” While her suit wasn’t as comfortable as her normal clothes she didn’t intend on being the only one killed by some sort of accident on the way to the planet. It would set a terrible precedent. So she walked away from Obli and his guards then towards the hangar’s locker room.
As she strode across the deck, stepping over fuel and coolant lines she tried to make some sense of the mass of sound around her. Obli no doubt thought she was beyond earshot when he spoke to his guards. “Strange bird. Easy on the eyes though.”
Hrue cleared his throat a moment to reply in a gravely, raspy voice. “Think the Curators made her to be attractive to most species somehow? Robot magic or something?”
“I don’t know. Maybe. I still don’t know why they sent anyone at all. I don’t trust those damned machines.” Obli replied. She had expected this sort of reaction. It was in line with their comments during the trip.
Other than that most of the technicians, mechanics, and pilots moving around the hangar seemed much more focused on their work than anything else. Grumblings about the captain’s standards, and an apparent lack of spare parts. Based on the overall comments it seemed to be more about not wanting to do so much work rather than serious concerns over abilities to keep ships functional. Or so she hoped.
Once in the locker room she made her way to the back where a special case had been installed for her suit. While she would have preferred to travel on a Curator vessel she was glad to at least get a Curator suit. They didn’t have many organics, but the suits they made for her and the other Lifted were absolutely the best in terms of survivability, durability, and protection. Just not… comfort.
Since the locker room seemed to be empty she quickly stripped down, setting aside the encryption cylinder Obli had given her. For a moment she examined herself, along the deep red feathers of her head and neck, gradually turning to a sunburst yellow down her torso, and finally a rich deep blue along her legs and tail. Did species find her attractive? If the Curators had intended for this they likely would have included it in her training surely. Must just be Obli and his guards.
Stepping up to the Curator case she hit the activation button and then held perfectly still as the case opened, arms moving out to begin affixing the suit to her body. First she felt the snap of metal rings around her ankles, wrists, neck, hips, and ribs before the rest of the exoskeleton was built up around it. Then came the cool mesh of the inner suit pulled up underneath it and against her feathers. Next was the composites slotted into the outside, layered and overlapped for maximum coverage. Finally she prepared herself for the final step as two hoses connected to the metal collar around her neck. She hated this part.
When the liquid began to pump into the lining between the mesh and the composite layer it was ice cold and caused her to gasp and shudder as it filled in. It took a few minutes while she tried to carefully control her breathing and push past the cold. Once it was finally full the suit activated and the liquid turned solid, controlled by the sophisticated Curator chip in her skull. Her temperature quickly began to return to normal now and she took a slow deep breath in relief before taking the helmet the case offered last.
She refrained from putting the helmet on yet though, it wasn’t quite big enough for her taste and always rubbed her eartips. Walking back out into the hangar she could feel the suit somewhat flowing around her movements. It would turn liquid to move, then solid when it didn’t need to. She was also told it would go selectively rigid to deflect projectiles. A feature she hoped to never test.
Looking around a moment she saw Obli near the closest shuttle, speaking to someone wearing an executive pattern suit. Luxurious and comfortable, but she’d prefer the Curator suit in an emergency. Next to him was a human in a deep blue armored suit with steel accents. As she watched he draped a travel cloak over the shoulders of the suit. An interesting touch. Walking towards them she had to stop a moment to let a rumbling hangar tug pass. Several technicians rode in the back, carried to their next task.
Judging on the whine of the back left wheel she figured their next task might be to fix the tug itself. Either way she continued on up to Director Obli. “Translator. I’d like you to meet Kingus.” Obli gestured to the figure in the executive suit. Up close she could see through his helmet’s faceplate and examine the Nikvic inside. Rather stubby bone ridges. Rather young then for an executive.
“Translator.” He nodded to her.
“Kingus, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Mary, though translator is just fine as well.” She took an amicable approach for now.
“Yes. This is my bodyguard, Eli.” He gestured to the human next to him, who made for an imposing figure in his armor. With his helmet in place the steel visor reflected a distorted reflection of herself back at her.
“Ma’am.” He nodded and extended a hand out from under his cloak. Shifting her helmet to her left hand she carefully reached out to shake his hand in return.
“Eli, it’s nice to meet you.” The first human she’d found in the employ of the company. Though she knew most of the problems on the planet were related to their human miners. Allegedly at least.
“Nice to meet you as well ma’am.” His shake was firm but not aggressive. “We should be ready shortly. They’re loading the last of some food supplies and then we’re waiting on the marines.”
“Food supplies… I don’t even know what we’re taking down there. Argyle is a full fledged city. The problems its facing are related to labor terrorists. Not famine.” Kingus mentioned with a huff.
“It’s likely my food.” Mary answered. “The Curators were unsure how long I would be here and sent me with a full complement of prepared meals.”
“Oh.” Kingus coughed lightly. “Well… that’s fine then. I wasn’t aware you had special dietary needs. But the marines at least should be here. What’s taking them so long?” He tried to deflect a little and looked around.
As if summoned by his complaint she saw a group of human soldiers approaching the shuttle. The few times she had seen soldiers so far they’d been in smart uniforms and moving with purpose and sharp specific gestures. These… did not look nearly so impressive. Or poised. Instead the group just walked casually towards them, in a mixture of armor sets. Most had a haphazard drab olive green coat of paint but much of it was chipped and worn. Not to mention much of it was also covered in writing, drawings, and decals that she doubted were officially sanctioned.
Only the man in the lead looked to be in a truly official uniform set of armor. “I’m Lieutenant Barrow. I assume this is the shuttle we want?”
“Barrow, this is Kingus our Executive Labor Liason.” Director Obli introduced them. “This is our translator Mary.”
“Never seen one of you before. What species are you?” Mary turned to look at the soldier who’d spoken to her. He was just next to the officer, and his armor looked particularly beat up. She also noticed signs of scorch marks in several places. Unlike the single smooth faceplate of Eli’s armor his helmet looked more like a scowling face with golden lenses in the eyes.
“I am not an official species. I was Lifted by the Curators to act as a translator.” She informed him directly.
“Interesting. So you’re a bird. But you’ve got ears. What’s with the headset?” He gestured up at it as she reflexively reached up with her free hand to touch the side.
“There was a slight miscalculation in my creation and I find most settings to be… uncomfortably loud. The headset is to regulate the volume of my surroundings to prevent damage and discomfort.” She explained.
“What… wait. The Curators made a translator who gets hurt by sound? Am I understanding that right?” Mary frowned at his comment.
“That’s somewhat reductive.” She tried to deflect.
“Is it wrong?” He pressed.
“It’s not entirely inaccurate.” Disparaging on the work of the Curators wasn’t something she was comfortable with.
“That’s a fancy way of saying I’m right. So your job, which is listening to things, actively hurts you. Man… sucks to be you.” A few of the other marines snickered and giggled behind him as Mary frowned.
“Gunny, that’s enough.” Barrow finally waved off the other marine.
“Where’s the rest of your company? And the Major?” Obli asked now, thankfully moving things along.
“Elsewhere. He said if you’re not going to the planet yet he doesn’t see a reason to go either. My platoon and I are sufficient at this time. Once you’re ready to head down then the rest of the company will deploy.” Barrow shrugged. “You send your flunkey first he sends his flunkey too.”
“We have concerns about possible terrorist strikes on civilians during the labor talks. Are you sure a platoon is really sufficient?” Kingus asked.
The officer sucked in a breath, likely about to answer but Gunny cut him off. “Isn’t it interesting. All across the fringe you corporate types like to talk about how safe and secure your mining colonies are. Biding everyone to bring their families and get to work. Yet, the moment a union starts to form you start screaming about terrorists and how you need the military to keep order.”
“Gunny.” The officer hissed at him. Gunny waved it off a moment as the officer cleared his throat. “Your own reports suggest corporate security is robust enough to secure the city. We have no intel to suggest any threats of terrorist strikes by the miners are really valid. A platoon will suffice for now. If the situation changes the rest of the company can deploy very quickly I assure you.”
“Fine. But remember just because the miners in question are human doesn’t mean you can give them free reign. The FDF and by extension the marines rely on our funding to keep functioning.” Kingus replied.
“You never let us fucking forget.” Gunny muttered that barely under his breath. Neither Kingus or Obli seemed to pick up on this but Mary did.
“Many species across the Fringe have been generous enough to accept many human refugees. We obviously seek a future of cooperation and mutual success. This is not about humans being singled out. They have been given the same rights and contracts as all other species who join our corporate family.” Director Obli smiled and spread his hands in a friendly gesture. “We ask only that you protect the talks because they’re so important to our continued wellbeing as united front here on the Fringe. The Tide comes for us all and we must be ready. Together.”
“Well said Director.” Kingus nodded in support.
“Fucking please…” Gunny muttered and made some sort of gesture with his fist making a pumping motion in front of his hips. From the reports the Curators had given her, really what it seemed like was the humans massively increased their productivity, but in exchange wanted better treatment from the various industrial consortiums. The executives like Obli enjoyed the productivity but felt treating them better would set a bad precedent.
Across the fringe however humans had been getting their way more often than not. NT-2125 was by far the biggest, most high profile case, but she didn’t imagine it would be anything special. “Yes, well, we are here to keep you safe and make sure no one kills anyone. On either side.” The officer assured them and then gestured at the shuttle. “Shall we?”
“Have a nice flight Translator. Remember to call me.” Obli smiled and nodded at her.
“I’m sure we’ll be in touch, Director.” She finally pulled her helmet up and on, feeling it settle into place with a click and a soft hiss at it pressurized. The very tips of her ears were lightly pressed in by the sides which was why she’d waited this long to put it on. The marines began to board the shuttle first, shuffling along rows in the center to get into seats with metal shoulder restraints that would help hold them in place.
“Hey, so you’re a Lifted? What do the Curators want you here for? What’s the deal?” Gunny asked as he waited near the back for the others to shuffle in.
“I am not at liberty at this time to discuss the Curators or their work.” Mary’s forehead felt slightly warm as she answered him.
“Oh come on. There’s got to be something special the Curators want you here for.” Gunny insisted.
“I am not at liberty at this time to discuss the Curators or their work.” Mary’s forehead felt a bit warmer still.
“Gunny leave her alone.” Barrow instructed.
“C’mon why a translator at all? We’ve got earpieces! I’ve never seen a translator before, let alone a Curator one!” By now the other marines were seated and Mary began to shuffle up the row looking for a free seat.
“Ma’am you’ll need to take one of the jumpseats up front. These harnesses aren’t made for your Curator suit.” Barrow tapped one of the set of shoulder restraints. So she kept shuffling past the row of marines towards the front.
“I don’t rely on machine translation. I am fluent in over six hundred languages and forms of communication. I listen to all parties and ensure nothing is lost in translation.” She assured them.
“Only six hundred? I knew of a guy who was fluent in over six million forms of communication.” Gunny’s voice had a slightly different tone to it. Was he joking?
“Six million seems excessive. I assure you I am well trained for my job.” Now at the front of the shuttle she found the jumpseat in question. Yet, when she went to pull the seat down the dangerous whine and groan of the metal hinged did not inspire her with confidence. Still it was her mission so she settled into the seat and went about trying to figure out the harness.
Barrow approached her and pointed to the straps in order to help her out. “You’ll be fine. This is really just a precaution.” The Lieutenant nodded and gave her shoulder a pat. She smiled up at him then, her faceplate clear unlike their armor. It was thought to be better for non-verbal communication cues if people she spoke to could see her face. Kingus and Eli were the last to settle in seats nearby.
“Hey! Corpse!” Gunny called out as Eli settled into his seat and set the shoulder restraints with practiced ease.
“Excuse me?” Eli looked across the aisle at Gunny.
“You’re corporate security right? Corp-sec.” Gunny more carefully pronounced. But Mary was positive he hadn’t made a mistake earlier.
“I’m a private bodyguard. I work on contract.” Eli corrected him.
“Oh well anyway the fuck is with the cloak?” Gunny gestured at the deep blue cloak draped over Eli’s shoulders and body. “You’re in a suit right? Kind of the point of a space suit to be waterproof and somewhat heat proof and shit yeah? Kind of defeats the point of a cloak right? So what gives?”
“It’s about looking stylish. Something you clearly have no concept of Gunnery Sergeant.” Eli’s response seemed to take Gunny by surprise. The Gunny? Was Gunny a nickname or a title? Either way the marines around snickered and chuckled a bit though she could hear Gunny snort.
Barrow took the jumpseat next to her instead of one of the more secure seats. Possibly to help set her at ease. Which she appreciated. “So, Lieutenant. Do you expect this mission to be dangerous?”
“What? Protecting the talks? No. We’ve done this a few times so far. It’s pretty boring. No one has actually done anything. Usually there are some protests. Corp-sec shove people around. Both sides are upset. But no one dies. The talks advance. The miners get a bit more pay and benefits. Both sides are mutually annoyed with the other. And I’m sure in a few years it’ll all happen again.” Barrow shrugged and seemed entirely unconcerned.
“Don’t be so flippant.” Kingus said even as Barrow seemed to dismiss any concerns. “We’ve had some communications troubles from NT-2125. The work of labor agitators no doubt.”
“Communications troubles? Why are you telling us that now?” Barrow asked, showing some concern.
“I thought it was common knowledge?” Kingus sounded genuinely confused that Barrow was unaware of this. “Is it not? Executives on the ground have spoken of damaged communications systems, and delayed reports from outlying facilities.”
“Have there been delays in ore shipments? Or minerals or whatever?” Barrow asked.
“No. In fact due to our exemplary corporate structure we’re seeing increases across the board.” Kingus nodded, clearly proud of this fact.
“So… in your mind the labor agitators are breaking lines of communication. But not… the ore shipments which you find significantly more valuable?” Barrow asked, clearly not buying the idea.
“Don’t be complacent! Just because labor organizers have been rarely violent in the past doesn’t mean it will always be the case! I want your men on their highest alertness lieutenant!” Kingus stressed.
“Yes sir, I’ll be sure to pass that along.” Barrow assured him, even though Mary could tell by his tone that he had no intention of doing anything.
“What’s the planet like?” She asked next.
“The locals have called it Argyle.” Kingus answered. “It’s our largest mining operation and a highlight of our terraforming technology. A dozen zones have been established across the surface and ten of them are already fully habitable without a suit. We expect work to be done on six zones within the solar cycle, and shall open up another dozen to be finished within the next three solar cycles. Mineral and ore outputs are quadruple expectations. Mostly thanks to our unequaled refinery efficiency.”
“Or maybe cause you’re exploiting the shit out of your workers.” Again Gunny muttered this quietly enough to be missed by the others. Mary was settling into her seat as best she could when she heard the engines spool up. Inside the armored cockpit behind her she could hear the pilots flipping switches.
“Systems check complete. Echo shuttle requesting clearance for departure.” She wasn’t sure if that was the pilot or co-pilot. Deeper, possibly male.
“We got a flight plan?” Lighter possible female. Maybe that was the pilot?
“Yeah.” Navigator. Younger, more youthful. Not clear if male or female. “Not much to it. Follow the automated beacons. Their spaceport is big enough for Tagmax freighters so it should be easy peasy lemon squeezy.” Human definitely.
“We’re clear.” Co-pilot.
“Okay.” There was a moment where Mary’s hearing seemed to echo as she heard both the pilot in the cockpit and over the speakers in the hold at the same time. “We’re in real space and disembarking now. Remember to keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times until we come to a full and complete stop. We know you’ve got no choice in airlines today so suck it up because we’re all you got.” Also definitely human.
Gunny seemed to wiggle and settle in his seat, as if to take a nap. In general the marine chatter in the hold seemed very relaxed and calm. A good sign. The most nervous person was likely Kingus whose breathing she could tell was getting a bit quicker and more nervous. After another few seconds she heard the engine spooling get more intense and the shuttle picked up off the deck. Kingus tensed at this as his hands gripped the seat’s armrests more tightly.
While Mary wished she was in a superior Curator craft she was relatively relaxed. She’d flown many times, especially in her training to make sure she could translate even in stressful situations. Part of her wanted to mute her headset for now, to free herself of the need to listen to every jostle of the shuttle and the people within it, but she knew it was more important to maintain her ability to listen to the flight crew.
For several minutes however she mostly had to fight her growing desire to take a nap. Gunny’s breathing shifted into a soft and consistent snore so he already fell asleep. The gentle rumble of the ship around her and her secure nature also lent itself to a desire to nap… “Hey did we check the sensor calibration before we left?” Navigator.
“Yeah, total systems check. Everything cleared. I’m not seeing any problems.” Pilot.
“Uuuhhh… Okay.” Their tone implied things were not okay. She turned her head a little, and began to dial up her headset, ignoring the other sounds and focusing on the cockpit. Another minute went by as she just had the hum of the engines and marine chatter around her. “We’re sure the sensors were checked?”
“Yeah. Why what’s wrong?” Pilot.
“It’s just… uh… doesn’t make sense. I’m reading like… aaa lot of different atmospheres?” Navigator.
“Yeah. They’re terraforming it. So, a lot of different atmospheric readings.” Co-pilot.
“Sure but… some of these are… bizarre.. Like a… nitrogen? Maybe? And uh… ammonia.” She frowned as the Navigator said this.
“Maybe those are the natural planetary atmosphere. Listen, everything else I’ve got is reading fine.” Pilot.
“Ask ground maybe? Terraforming… accidents?” Navigator.
“Resolute this is Echo Two. Do we have any direct communication with Ground? Over.” Co-pilot. Pause. “No direct comms at this time. But the nav beacons are loud and clear.”
“Probably just some interference. I mean if they’ve had a terraforming accident it’s probably hell on comms.” Pilot.
“Yeah… probably.” Navigator, entirely unconvinced. As she listened she realized Barrow was staring straight at her. Did he suspect something? Was he on their channel?
“Something up?” He asked.
“The navigator thinks there might have been a terraforming accident on the planet.” She explained.
“What? How do you know that?” Barrows looked from her towards the armored door between them.
“I can hear them.” She explained simply.
“Did you say a terraforming accident?” Kinugs looked her way now.
“They say there’s strange atmospherics on the planet.” She revealed.
“I knew it! Labor agitators!” He huffed. “Tell your men to be ready for all manner of terrorism Lieutenant!”
“Mmhh…” Barrow's answer was noncommittal but seemed worried as he focused on Mary. She was still focused on the cockpit however.
“Was there a cruiser in orbit somewhere?” Co-pilot.
“The uh… Tartar or something. At least on the mission brief. We tracking it anywhere?” Pilot.
“I… no. I’ve got us, the orbital refinery platform, and the Resolute.” Navigator.
“Freighters? Shuttles? Corporate Yachts? Anything?” Pilot.
“Nnnnno.” Navigator.
“They aren’t seeing any other traffic in orbit.” She relayed to Barrow.
Barrow cleared his throat and seemed to trigger a mic in his helmet. “Guys, shut the fuck up. Gunny wake up.” A marine besides gunny slapped the man’s shoulder causing him to jerk in his seat and a knife seemed to appear in his hand.
“Wah?” He looked around.
“Something’s up.” Barrow mentioned. “No traffic, planetary comms are down, and terraformers are fucked up.”
Mary expected some smart comment but Gunny tucked his knife away and just listened. “Wait. A… freighter is taking off.” Navigator. “And I’ve got one leaving the orbital platform.”
“Ping them?” Co-pilot. Pilot must have nodded because he continued. “Pinging.” Pause. “Both are automated. Both report… systems are fine. No issues.”
“Nothing from ground? Emergency beacons? Distress? Nothing?” Pilot.
“Nothing.” Co-pilot confirmed.
“I mean… they’d be loath to stop shipping ore. Maybe it’s just really comms trouble and they aren’t flying anything right now. Cruiser might be on the far side assisting with some kind of… recovery effort? I don’t know.” Pilot.
“That might be the case…” The co-pilot did not in fact think that was the case. “Resolute, this is Echo two. Uh… do we have any further… mission details? Are we still go on landing? Over.” He sounded nervous. “We’re still go… they think it’s just comms trouble. But they’re prepping more shuttles now for possible rescue or support efforts.”
“I mean everything I’m seeing is clear. Not even rain clouds.” Pilot.
“They’re saying there’s comms failure on the planet. They’ve found automated traffic only. No distress calls.” Mary relayed. A moment later the pilot keyed in a direct channel and she heard the voice through Barrow’s helmet comm.
“Hey eltea. Just a heads up. We think there’s some kind of comms failure on the planet. And maybe a terraforming accident. No signs of hostile action though. Still prepped to land shortly. But uh giving you a heads up.” So they could talk to him but hadn’t.
“Appreciated. I’ll relay.” He acknowledged. Then she had to try and focus a bit harder as Barrow began to speak to his marines about the situation but the flight crew was still chatting.
“Entering atmo now. Any change in sensor reading?” Pilot.
“No. Area around Argyle looks… okay. Wait, that's the city right?” Navigator.
“Yeah. Uh. Maybe.” Pilot. The shuttle began to shake a bit harder though from what she had experienced before this was just normal for entering atmosphere. They were quiet as the shuttle rumbled. But after another minute the rumbling seemed to get worse instead of better. She was much more acutely aware of the groaning of the metal and just shuddering of everything around her. Kingus’ teeth were rattling and clicking especially. “Okay what the fuck.”
“Yeah… Yeah… Uh… fuck.” Co-pilot. What were they seeing? Just describe it outloud!
“I can’t turn it off. Ground has us locked into our corridor.” Navigator.
“Override!” Pilot.
“I can’t! I’m trying!” Navigator. The shuddering of the shuttle intensified further as it seemed to be moving around, like the pilot was trying to shake them out of whatever their path was and kept getting pulled in. “It’s not using any normal code! I’ve got no fucking clue what this is!”
“WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT!” Mary winced at how loudly the Co-pilot yelled that. So far their voices had been full of stress and anxiety, but not fear, nor had they been loud.
“Jesus!” Pilot. What? What was it? “Look at it fucking move! Chaff! Flares! Dump everything!”
“Brace!” Mary cried out as she clutched her harness. She could hear the deployment of flares and chaff in a rapid series of bops and clanks. Then she could hear something hit the shuttle… But it wasn’t an explosion? Just a meaty metal crunch. Her body jerked hard in the harness as the shuttle around her began to spin, or jerk, or she had no idea but it was twisting violently!
“Fuck!” Pilot
“Watch it!” Co-pilot. Red lights immediately came on in the hold of the shuttle, she could hear as well as feel the violent collision as the port wing slammed into something. For a brief instant she could hear the shattering of glass before her hearing was just overwhelmed by the rest of the crash and the screaming around her. The force yanked her hard against the harness as she heard the terrifying screech of metal being pried apart as the hold and the cockpit sections of the shuttle seemed to detach.
Strapped to the jumpseat she could only watch in horror as the marines before her were suddenly spun in a different direction while Barrow and her were tumbling on the now suddenly exposed outside of the cockpit section. She was screaming as loud as her lungs could bear, but he was oddly quiet. As if resigned to their fate. She could see the city spinning around her, and the straps holding her began to give way as they were never intended for this. Barrow reached out and for a moment she reached towards him but then they hit something hard and her body was sent flying free of the seat.
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2023.06.01 04:58 metzgerama I found this gem in the wild last weekend, one year after it went out of production.

I found this gem in the wild last weekend, one year after it went out of production.
The wife and I visited a favorite restaurant of ours last Sunday and I was shocked to see that they still had a few 3 Star Peppercorn Saison cans in stock. I ordered this one, then bought six off them to take home. There are still five cans left at the restaurant. I have to think they are some of the last cans in existence at this point.
Pro tip: Eat a green olive, then take a sip of the Peppercorn Saison. The tart, acidic flavor of the olive transforms the beer into something else on your tongue.
DM me if you want to know where to find them.
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2023.06.01 04:39 aaron6301 [WTS] Spyderco Shamans (Sprints/Limited Production) & RGT Shaman, PM2, & PM3 Scales

Hi KS,
I’m back to offload additional Spydercos that deserve better use. Since purchasing these knives, they have been stored within a pelican case in my safe. As other priorities have presented themselves, I need to free up some funds.
A few of the items have seen more action than others, limited to in-house carry and fidgeting (primarily, the Shaman in S90V). They all retain their factory edge and have not been cut with. I am the first and original owner and each item will come with its original box & papers.
Pricing Disclaimer: Based on recent sales, I've tried my best to match the current market conditions of the items listed below. If the items are up for a bit with no action, a reasonable offer will be entertained/accepted. Reasonable being the key term.
Sale terms: -CONUS only -All items will ship USPS Priority Flat Rate -SV Pricing reflects included shipping fees -PP G&S's with no notes, please -Lastly, know your local and state knife laws and by purchasing a knife, you've acknowledged you're over the age of 18 and are able to do so in your given state. 
Knifestamp & Scalestamp
[01] Spyderco Shaman, S90V w/Brown Burlap Scales
Show side / Open, Clip side / Open, Show side / Closed, Centering
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[02] Spyderco Shaman, CPM M4 w/Green Canvas MicartaShow side / Open, Clip side / Open, Show side / Closed, Clip side / Closed, Centering
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[03] Spyderco Shaman, CPM M4 DLC w/Gray G10 (Elmax takeoffs)
Show side / Open, Clip side / Open, Show side / Closed, Clip side / Closed, Centering
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[04] Spyderco Shaman, CTS 204P w/Forest Green G10
Show side / Open, Clip side / Open, Show side / Closed, Clip side / Closed, Centering
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RGT Spyderco Scales - Shaman, PM2, & PM3
Family picture
Important note: Prior to any questions regarding the lanyard tube hole condition of any of the scales listed below, I’ve learned the hard way that there is always the right tool for the job. As such, I invested in a SDK Lanyard Cube after a few not-so-great attempts. That said, all disassembly's concerning the scales listed below have leveraged said tool as to mitigate damage.
[05] RGT Shaman Scales, RegulaNon-skinny variant, Coarse Canvas Micarta in OD Green
[06] RGT Shaman Scales, RegulaNon-skinny variant, Coarse Canvas Micarta in Natural
[07] RGT PM2 Scales, Tero Turf - Olive Drab
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[08] RGT PM2 Scales, Canvas Micarta - Single Black
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[09] RGT PM3 Skinny Mod Scales, Tero Turf - Forest Green
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[10] RGT PM3 Skinny Mod Scales, Linen Micarta - OD Green
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[11] RGT PM3 Skinny Mod Scales, Canvas Micarta - Double Black
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[12] RGT PM3 Skinny Mod Scales, Canvas Micarta - Dragons Blood
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Per usual, yolo trumps chat.
Thanks for having a look and if interested, please comment before DM'ing.

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Offline for the night. Additional comments/questions will get addressed first thing in the morning.

Thanks!
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2023.06.01 04:00 salmoapp Must-Have Items for Your Keto Shopping List (According to Reddit)

Are you new to the keto diet and feeling overwhelmed about what foods to buy? A well-stocked kitchen can make all the difference when starting a new way of eating. Here is a beginner's keto shopping list to help get you started:
  1. Meat: Beef, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb, and other animal proteins are staples of the keto diet. Look for grass-fed, organic options whenever possible.
  2. Seafood: Fish and shellfish are also great sources of protein on the keto diet. Look for fatty fish like salmon and sardines, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. Vegetables: Non-starchy vegetables are a must on the keto diet. Stock up on leafy greens like spinach and kale, as well as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and asparagus.
  4. Fruits: While fruit should be limited on the keto diet due to its sugar content, berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries can be enjoyed in moderation.
  5. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are all great sources of healthy fats and can be used to add crunch to salads or snacks.
  6. Dairy: Cheese, butter, heavy cream, and full-fat yogurt are all great sources of fat on the keto diet. Just be sure to watch your dairy intake if you're sensitive to lactose.
  7. Oils and fats: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and ghee are all great cooking fats for the keto diet. You can also use them to make salad dressings or add healthy fats to your meals.
  8. Sweeteners: While sugar is off-limits on the keto diet, there are still sweeteners that can be used in moderation. Stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit are all popular keto-friendly sweeteners.
Remember, it's important to read labels and check for hidden carbs and sugars. With this keto shopping list, you'll be well on your way to stocking your kitchen with healthy, low-carb options. Happy shopping!
What are your go-to keto foods? Share your favorite keto shopping list items in the comments below.
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2023.06.01 03:36 Wraithdagger12 #SVTFOEdailyChallenge Season 3a - New season, new evils, new mysteries

#SVTFOEdailyChallenge Season 3a - New season, new evils, new mysteries

Who are the real villains? Them?
Or Eclipsa?
Extremely overdue, but here are my thoughts/notes I took while rewatching the show the past few months! This is Season 3a, which I have arbitrarily cut off at episode 11, right before things started getting hot. Note that not all episodes have notes, because I didn't really have any new thoughts about them. Also included are bits of conversation I had with folks on the WTWC Discord.
I might make some more in-depth posts about some things if I feel like it. If you have any of your own thoughts, feel free to share them below. Anyway, enjoy!
Return to Mewni
  • Moon's confession to Star about not being a 'cool warrior queen' really shows who she really is (in that she sacrificed a lot for her family and kingdom)
Moon the Undaunted
  • Between going to war (best case - high casualties; pyrrhic victory) and signing a peace treaty (at a disadvantage), i think teenage Moon made the right decision, at least in the moment
    • What were Moon's major 'decisions' in her character arc? There's not killing Toffee so as to not free Eclipsa, and there's trying to walk the tightrope when it came to Mina vs. Eclipsa in the end
  • Glossaryck conveniently leads the Butterfly queen in a very particular direction
  • 300 year old vending machines that Eclipsa knew her combination to
  • I like how Eclipsa was unfazed that there was still a war going on, 300 years later
Marco and the King
  • Which monarch (or “acting” monarch) partied harder? River or Festivia?
Scent of a Hoodie
  • Pony came over after hearing about what happened in Butterfly Kingdom and after getting her hair done. So, it took weeks - months - to do her hair, which i actually think might be feasible for her
    • From Olin: It makes me think, other then Questbuy did they go to another dimension to do anything mundane like get your hair done? The closest I can think of it chilling at the Bounce Lounge.
      • Me: Star even took Marco to the Earth mall for that formal outfit
      • Most of the dimension hopping was either for fun in Season 1 or Star causing mayhem while under the influence of magic in Season 3
  • Pony mentioned ‘hoodies’ - how many hoodies did Star steal?
  • Random thought: Are tigerfish a thing?
Rest in Pudding
  • So Star ‘called for’ Glossaryck and he came back - makes me wonder under what circumstances he appeared to folks before
    • From Olin: Based on the Book of Spells I assume Glossy will always show himself to a wand wielder when called, as long as there is magic. I doubt he ever really dies.
Stranger Danger
  • Unicorn squirrels are a thing on Mewni, apparently
  • The whole things the MHC and Moon said about Eclipsa is so silly. From the start of this arc to the end, no one explained why being in love with a Monster is bad; why dark magic is so bad. I could go to bat for them and give some objective reasons (even if i disagree with them), but they never gave those reasons
  • Eclipsa's "I did what I had to do for me" re: dark magic is actually quite interesting: I think she wrote in the Book of Spells that she needed some of those spells to protect the kingdom if it came down to it. Also, heck, folks should look objectively at some of the stuff Solaria and Sky did. Crescenta, too, for that matter. Deep dive (heh) into everything each queen did and you'd find some sketchy stuff
  • "They said you could be in my mind and I wouldnt even know it" #foreshadowing
  • From Olin re: 'deep dive': Morality on Mewni is a lot different then it is in Echo Creek. Mewni - Skulls everywhere, put people with mental health issues into catapults, raising the dead is fine, but Eclipsa's chapter is evil. I know the writers did this for the story but it would be interesting to know how it got so different.
  • From Andrew re: 'from the start of this arc to the end': I always felt the answer they were going for was simple: they were just racists that refused to listen to reason and were willing to screw over the kingdom & half of Mewni’s population to vindicate themselves
    • My reply: That's the thing though because I feel like they had a reason, they just didn't make that reason. That, or they just got so caught up in the lies that they forgot what the truth - the reason - actually was
  • More random thoughts about the MHC:
    • I could argue that the MHC's self-serving nature makes them more neutral and not necessarily evil
    • Although i'd put them closer to the 'evil' end of the spectrum than the middle
    • To me the MHC mostly just wanted to maintain their standing and weren't overtly concerned with other people - they just kind of followed the winds in that regard
    • What i mean is that people have pointed out from the history we have from the books that there was some flip-flopping on whether to fight the Monsters or be at peace with them
    • Solaria, for comparison, definitely evil - she saw herself as a conqueror and was willing to commit genocide for the sake of it
    • On Reynaldo - or any of them, really - it's hard to say what their exact role was on things like the cover-up of Meteora
    • They were all in on it, and given that it's something they had to live with for hundreds of years, they kind of had to stick together
  • Random thought: I've always thought that Toffee's corruption was different than dark magic. Dark magic tended to be purple/black, Toffee's was more green/black. He put 'himself' into it. Now that i think about it, i wonder if Toffee used his Septarian regeneration on the Realm of Magic?
Demoncism
  • Seahorse had a demoncism - how did he need one to begin with?
  • Demon powers come from Demon spirits?
Sophomore Slump
  • Jackie throws left handed
Lint Catcher
  • So Marco drops back into Star's life and Star almost forgets that he was gone at all (in that she talked to him like she always did)
  • Similarly to the first episode, Star and Marco fight baddies together naturally
  • Moon and River basically told Star and Marco to go away and hang out while they figure things out (re: Marco being back on Mewni)
  • Star basically makes a royal decree for Marco to be her squire and be around her all the time, and even gives him a room in the castle - I wonder how Moon and River felt about that? 😛
    • 'Yeah mom, my best friend, who I totally don't have a crush on, is gonna be staying with us, also he's gonna stay up and watch me sleep some nights' 🤪
  • Thinking ahead to Starfari, in a way, Star seeing how Monsters were actually being treated on Mewni connects the story set up in Season 1/2 with the present
    • In S1, Star realized Monsters were being treated "unfair" and that history had been, let's say exaggerated to show Mewmans in a positive light
    • I'm not sure Star ever walked the streets of her own kingdom, let alone an outlying village - Mewman or Monster - and actually saw the reality of things
Trial by Squire
  • The 10,000th annual squire blowout...
    • The Butterfly dynasty has maybe lasted 1000 years at most
    • So Quest Buy was around a lot longer, ya?
  • Why did Star want a tree costume of all things so badly?
  • Marco's costume at the end reminds me a bit of Jushtin, maybe?
Princess Turdina
  • Marco was going to St. O’s to come clean to the princesses
  • Why were they going in a carriage?
  • There’s someone else who looks like Princess Jaggs?
  • Jorby is there
  • I think the big takeaway from the episode Princess Turdina is to be yourself
  • The other princesses still accepted, and were proud of Marco even after he admitted "I am a boy"
Starfari
  • In addition to the Forest of Certain Death there's the:
  • Lake of Endless Suffering; Dam of Constant Sorrow; Bridge of the Inevitable Hereafter - who comes up with these names?
    • Also why do they seem to be associated with off-limits areas/places where Monsters dwell?
Death Peck
  • So Star’s Petition of Friendship was actually genuine and everyone seemed on board with it, compared to Crescenta’s thing which was more, uh.. bad
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2023.06.01 02:57 MacadamiaWire [FOR SALE] TONS of records - mostly sealed! VGM, Color vinyl. 100 gecs, 2 Chainz, Avenged Sevenfold, Beyoncé, Carly Rae, Goblin, Tyler the Creator, Rival Schools, WAY MORE!

Hey all! Back with another sale. I’ve dropped a bunch of prices and added a ton since my last listing so even if you’ve bought from me before it’s worth taking a look. Let’s say $5 shipping CONUS only. Open to sending pictures, offers, trades. Trying to clear some space so help me out!! PayPal G&S, experienced seller.
Edit: unless otherwise marked, everything is sealed/new
100 Gecs - 10000 gecs - Purple Color Vinyl - $60 PENDING https://www.discogs.com/release/26443097-100-Gecs-10000-Gecs
2 Chainz - Rap or Go To the League - Yellow 2LP with SIGNED print - $60 https://www.discogs.com/release/13753938-2-Chainz-Rap-Or-Go-To-The-League
Afroman - Crazy Rap 2021 Mix - Green with Black Splatter - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/24677717-Afroman-Crazy-Rap
Alex G - We’re All Going to the World’s Fair - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/24590195-Alex-G-Were-All-Going-To-The-Worlds-Fair-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack
Alexisonfire - Otherness - Grape w/ Gold Cherry and Black Splatter Newbury Exclusive - $50https://www.discogs.com/release/23967023-Alexisonfire-Otherness
Alexisonfire - Self-Titled - Green Marble Furnace Fest Exclusive - $50 https://www.discogs.com/release/24650096-Alexisonfire-Alexisonfire
Alkaline Trio - Self Titled - Green Swirl - $35 https://www.discogs.com/release/23377277-Alkaline-Trio-Alkaline-Trio
Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Purple Inside Clear Newbury Exclusive - $55 https://www.discogs.com/release/13573625-Avenged-Sevenfold-Sounding-The-Seventh-Trumpet
Ashnikko - Demidevil - SIGNED Clear Vinyl - $95https://www.discogs.com/release/16913346-Ashnikko-Demidevil
Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature - Grey & White Swirl - $20 https://www.discogs.com/release/24128906-Beach-Bunny-Emotional-Creature
Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature - Blue & Green Swirl - $20 https://www.discogs.com/release/23996384-Beach-Bunny-Emotional-Creature-
Better Oblivion Community Center - Self Titled - Yellow Magnolia Exclusive - $50 https://www.discogs.com/release/13319781-Better-Oblivion-Community-Center-Better-Oblivion-Community-Center
Beyoncé - Renaissance - Alt Cover Version - $75 https://www.discogs.com/release/23949476-Beyonc%C3%A9-Renaissance
Billie Eilish - Don’t Smile at Me - Yellow Urban Outfitters - $20 https://www.discogs.com/release/10918077-Billie-Eilish-Dont-Smile-At-Me
Bit Brigade - Ducktales OST - Gold Nugget Vinyl - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/23308526-Bit-Brigade-DuckTales
Bleachers - Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night - Indie Exclusive cover - VG+/VG+ - $15 https://www.discogs.com/release/19673149-Bleachers-Take-The-Sadness-Out-Of-Saturday-Night
Bleachers & Jason Isbell - Dreamsicle/45 7” single - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/22397518-Bleachers-Jason-Isbell-Dreamsicle-45
Bo Burnham - Inside - Target Exclusive Yellow - VG+/VG+ - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/21385663-Bo-Burnham-Inside
Bob & Barn - Medievil OST - Zombie Green Pressing, NM/VG- small scratch on side B that produces light popping. Far from unlistenable. Includes sticker. - $30https://www.discogs.com/release/21054247-Bob-Barn-Medievil-Original-Soundtrack
Bob & Barn - Medievil OST - “Dan” Blue Smoke Swirl - NM/NM - Never played, came unsealed, includes sticker. - $70 https://www.discogs.com/release/21054283-Bob-Barn-Medievil-Original-Soundtrack
Boston Manor - Glue - Newbury Blue/White/Black Splatter - $15 https://www.discogs.com/maste1728899-Boston-Manor-Glue
Brand New - Science Fiction - Red and Blue Variant VG+\VG+ - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/10854472-Brand-New-Science-Fiction
Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION Side B - $45 https://www.discogs.com/maste1061449-Carly-Rae-Jepsen-EMOTION-Side-B Cave In - Heavy Pendulum - Gold, Red, Blue Newbury Exclusive - $35 https://www.discogs.com/release/23318507-Cave-In-Heavy-Pendulum
Christina Aguilera & Cher - Burlesque OST - Pink Pressing - $20https://www.discogs.com/release/13943695-Christina-Aguilera-Cher-Burlesque-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack
Crosses ✝️✝️✝️ - Day One/Vivien - Pink 10” Single - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/25006444--Day-One-Vivien
Daft Punk - Tron OST - Target Blue & Clear - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/21293563-Daft-Punk-TRON-Legacy-Vinyl-Edition-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia - Yellow Vinyl Box Set/Book NO SIGNED CARD - VG/VG+ - $120 https://www.discogs.com/release/15036722-Dua-Lipa-Future-Nostalgia
Escape the Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion - White Kings Road Exclusive - $30 https://www.discogs.com/release/21728824-Escape-The-Fate-Dying-Is-Your-Latest-Fashion
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy - Maroon and Black Swirl Newbury Exclusive - $45 https://www.discogs.com/release/14311030-Father-John-Misty-Pure-Comedy
Four Year Strong - Brain Pain - Blue/Bone/Yellow Stripe - $30 https://www.discogs.com/release/14845077-Four-Year-Strong-Brain-Pain
Goblin - Suspiria OST - White Indie Press - $30https://www.discogs.com/release/22300657-Goblin-Suspiria-Musiche-Dalla-Colonna-Sonora-Originale-Del-Film
Halsey - Manic - Target Exclusive Violet Press - $20 https://www.discogs.com/release/16185029-Halsey-Manic
Hannah Montana - Best of Hannah Montana - Purple - $45 https://www.discogs.com/release/13440577-Hannah-Montana-Best-Of-Hannah-Montana
John Murphy - The Biohazard EP - Black Variant with Screen Print - NM/NM - $20https://www.discogs.com/release/15471616-John-Murphy-28-The-Biohazard-Ep
Jonathan Dunn - Jurassic Park NES and SNES Soundtracks - Dino Egg Pinwheel Variant - $100 https://www.discogs.com/release/24976564-Jonathan-Dunn-Jurassic-Park-The-Original-SNES-and-NES-Soundtracks
Josh Mancell - Crash Bandicoot Warped OST - Blue, Red, Orange Variants Available - $70 https://www.discogs.com/maste2982251-Josh-Mancell-Crash-Bandicoot-3-Warped
Jung Jae Il – Parasite OST - Green w/ Red Marble TTL Exclusive - $40https://www.discogs.com/release/21936370-Jung-Jae-Il-Parasite
Knuckle Puck - Disposable Life - Violet & White Vinyl - $10 https://www.discogs.com/release/23533448-Knuckle-Puck-Disposable-Life
Lemonheads - Hate Your Friends - Yellow RSD - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/19115083-Lemonheads-Hate-Your-Friends
Lights - The Listening - Custard Yellow - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/14163532-Lights-The-Listening
Lights - Siberia - Clear - $50 https://www.discogs.com/release/21947125-LIGHTS-Siberia-
Lights - Pep - Blue Press - sealed but there is a gash in the shrink wrap across the hype sticker, cover is undamaged - $30 https://www.discogs.com/release/24255290-LIGHTS-Pep
Lights - Pep - Red Press - sealed $20 opened VG+ $15 https://www.discogs.com/release/24124004-LIGHTS-PEP
Lyle Workman - Superbad OST - Red Translucent /300 - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/25557739-Lyle-Workman-Superbad-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack
Maitro - Venus 1997 - Lilac - $35 https://www.discogs.com/release/20154661-Maitro-Venus-1997
Mayday Parade - What it Means to Fall Apart - CleaBlack Cloud w/ Magenta Splatter - W/ signed sleeve $45, w/o signed sleeve $30 https://www.discogs.com/release/21647749-Mayday-Parade-What-It-Means-To-Fall-Apart
Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko OST - Blue and White Marble Newbury Exclusive - $45https://www.discogs.com/release/20411401-Michael-Andrews-Donnie-Darko-Music-From-The-Original-Motion-Picture-Score
Mitski - Lauren Hell Black In Red VMP #’ed - $30 https://www.discogs.com/release/22066066-Mitski-Laurel-Hell
Movements - Outgrown Things - Aqua Blue Newbury Exclusive x/1000 - $20https://www.discogs.com/release/22412722-Movements-Outgrown-Things
Mouse Rat - The Awesome Album - Catch Your Dream Tri-Color - $15https://www.discogs.com/release/19841596-Mouse-Rat-The-Awesome-Album
New Found Glory - Coming Home - Custard w/ Black and Evergreen Splatter - VG+/VG+ - $55 https://www.discogs.com/release/24483224-New-Found-Glory-Coming-Home
NOFX - Punk in Drublic - Pink Acid Wash Newbury Pressing - $55https://www.discogs.com/release/20893141-NOFX-Punk-In-Drublic
Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful - Orange Opaque - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/16949265-Oliver-Tree-Ugly-Is-Beautiful
Pierce the Veil - Collide With the Sky - Black - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/9557014-Pierce-The-Veil-Collide-With-The-Sky
Poppy - Poppy.Computer - Milky CleaWhite Swirl TTL Vinyl - VG+/VG+ - $80 https://www.discogs.com/release/17463619-Poppy-PoppyComputer
Poppy - Flux - Blue and Aqua Swirl - $20 https://www.discogs.com/release/20947999-Poppy-Flux
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock and Roll - Ultra Clear FYE Exclusive x/500 - $50https://www.discogs.com/release/17541256-The-Pretty-Reckless-Death-By-Rock-And-Ro
The Pretty Reckless - 25 - 7” Red w/Black Smoke Single - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/24680186-The-Pretty-Reckless-25
Relient K - Collapsible Lung - Red Pressing - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/8456625-Relient-K-Collapsible-Lung
Relient K - Air For Free - White Vinyl NM/VG+ - $35https://www.discogs.com/release/8793635-Relient-K-Air-For-Free
Relient K - Five Score and Seven Years Ago - Clear w/ Green/Jade Smoke - $50 https://www.discogs.com/release/8538029-Relient-K-Five-Score-And-Seven-Years-Ago
Rihanna - Unapologetic - Fruit Punch Maroon Variant (No Rig-Issue Box or extras) - OPENED $65 https://www.discogs.com/release/22362478-Rihanna-Unapologetic
Rival Schools - United by Fate - 2LP - This release came in an unsealed sleeve but is new and unplayed - $40https://www.discogs.com/release/5101716-Rival-Schools-United-By-Fate
Robin Carolina and Sebastian Gainsborough - The Northman OST - Newbury Black/Green Split Vinyl - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/23990120-Robin-Carolan-Sebastian-Gainsborough-The-Northman-Original-Motion-Picture-Score
She and Him - Melt Away Tribute to Brian Wilson Orange w/ Screen Printed Alt Sleeve - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/23939249-She-Him-Melt-Away-A-Tribute-to-Brian-Wilson
St Vincent - Daddy’s Home - VMP Cool White Marble, Numbered - Light seam splitting - $25 https://www.discogs.com/release/18772822-St-Vincent-Daddys-Home
Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim - Newbury Clear W/ Blue Swirl - $40 https://www.discogs.com/release/19468915-Tiny-Tim-God-Bless-Tiny-Tim
Tobymac - Momentum - Splatter Original Press - $35 https://www.discogs.com/release/23282006-tobyMac-Momentum
Tyler the Creator - IGOR - Mint Green - VG+/VG+ - $SOLD! https://www.discogs.com/release/14219559-TylerCreator-Igor
Whitechapel - The Valley - Red w/ Black Smoke - VG+/VG+ - $60 https://www.discogs.com/release/13463407-Whitechapel-The-Valley
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2023.06.01 02:11 Marco_Livelli A large, useless list of characters for whoever might want it

Hello, so for years, basically since 2016 when I started reading with Rebirth, I have had this note that I updated periodically with DC characters, some alone, some grouped by family, so by team, overall by really confusing personnal criteria that only makes sense to my neuro divergent brian and that it tires me to explain. Lately I am making some changes to my life for the well being of my mental health and that includes getting rides of the many notes I have like this one to appease my OCD. Many I will delete and others like this one I will archive in a folder in the bottom of my drive to be forgotten about. But before that I wanted to share it one last time. Back in the day I would hang a lot on the discussion forum of the DC Wikia and sometime share this notes, so I want to do it one last time. But idk if the Wikia forum exist anymore, I will check it out later, so meanwhile I will just share it here on Reddit, where I hang out more often now on day, for if someone want to put it to some kind of use. Good luck figuring out how it's sorted out.
Batman (Bruce, Jace) Catwoman (Selina, Eiko) Poison Ivy Harley Quinn Nightwing Flamebird Oracle/Batgirl Red Hood Huntress Robin (Tim, Damian) Batgirl (Steph, Cass, Tiff) Azrael (Jean Paul, Micheal) Batwoman (Kate) Batwing Talon Bluebird Signal Ace The Bat Hound Superman (Clark, Jon, Kong) Supergirl Superboy Super Twins Steel (John Henry, Natasha) Power Girl (Karen, Tanya) Bizarro (Bizarro #1, clone) Krypto Streaky Wonder Woman (Diana) Wonder Girl (Cassie, Yara) Donna Troy Nubia Artemis Flash (Jay, Barry, Wally, Avery) Max Mercury Jesse Quick Impulse XS Thunderheart Surge Kid Flash Lantern Corps Green Lantern (Alan) Obsidian Jade Aquaman (Arthur, Jackson) Mera Tula Tempest Dolphin Martian Manhunter Miss Martian Black Canary Red Canary Green Arrow (Oliver, Connor) Arsenal Arrowette Speedy Red Arrow Shazam! family Black Adam Plastic Man Offspring Atom (Ray, Ryan) Microverse Atom Smasher Damage Hawkman Hawkwoman Hawkgirl Feitherans Thanagar Firestorm Firehawk Killer Frost (Caitlin) Zatanna Zatara Black Lightning Thunder and Lightning Grace Choi Deathstroke Jericho Ravager Respawn Lobo Crush Blue Beetle (Ted, Jaime) Booster Gold Time Masters Peacemaker Peacewrecker Mister Miracle (Scott, Shilo) Big Barda Swamp Thing (Alec, Levi, Tefé) Black Queen Animal Man Animal Girl Golden Guardian (Jim, Micheal) Manhattan Guardian Geo Force Terra Doctor Thirteen Girl Thirteen
Cyborg Metamorpho Blue Devil Wildcat (Ted, Yolanda) Question (Vic, Renee)
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2023.06.01 02:11 21hotsauce Why. Just why

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2023.06.01 02:08 Electronic_Ease4727 Sneaky sneaky aaryn

Sneaky sneaky aaryn
So she does not have custody of Jax and that's why she has to play by mommy's rules
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2023.06.01 01:49 spy0dte [FS][USA] Gallery Dept Olive Green Tee, Retail Versace Scarf, Balenciaga BB Circle Logo Hoodie, Reon Black Celine Hoodie, PK BASF Yeezy Bred 350 V2, Retail Greedy Unit Black Diamond Mask

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Gallery Dept. Olive Green T Shirt - Size M fits TTS. Quality is awesome and I love the tight neck area. It looks great and styles well with many different pieces of clothing. Heavy quality and solid screen printing/tags. Used. Asking $35 Shipped OBO.
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Retail Versace Scarf Teal Blue/Black - Very comfortable scarf. Unisex, so can be gifted as well. Very nice color & material. Purchased for $120 and asking $35 shipped OBO.
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Black Balenciaga BB Circle Logo Hoodie - Size XS fits M. Bought on the sub. Great quality hoodie with correct tags and branding. Heavy quality overall. Asking $70 Shipped OBO.
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Reon Black Celine Paris Hoodie - Size M fits TTS. Selling to purchase more summer styles. Quality and screen printing are immaculate on this one. The piece is as 1:1 as it’ll get. Asking $85 shipped OBO.
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PK BASF Yeezy Bred 350 V2 - Size 9, No box, and worn. Great condition overall with tons of life left. Asking $90 shipped OBO.
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Retail Greedy Unit Black Diamond Mask(Balaclava) - Brand new, too hot to wear this time of year. Was going to keep for winter, but I’ll likely just rebuy. Retailed at $300, total came out to around $335 with taxes. I’m asking $285 shipped OBO
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2023.06.01 01:45 omnimutant Green Olives vs. Black Olives

Green Olives vs. Black Olives (Post an olive thing)
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2023.06.01 01:40 AdTime5718 Need help with front yard landacaping!

Need help with front yard landacaping!
Last year my husband and I attempted to do our front yard landacaping ourselves and really aren't happy with how it looks. We'll most likely have to wait until next year to either try again or hire a landscaper due to putting in a deck this year, but we have no idea what to do with it! I like the brick edging but hate the plants we chose. Our house gets FULL sun and the poor hydrangeas (on the left) did horrible and were completely bleached last summer, and the plants on the left are supposed to be more green but ended up very brown. I also don't like the imbalance of how much green is on the right side vs left side.
What should we do with it?! We want something relatively low maintained as neither of us has a green thumb. Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.01 01:32 MoldyPineapple12 In Defense of Sherrod Brown - Part 6 - Tim Ryan vs Joe Biden + DeWine’s Coattails

In Defense of Sherrod Brown - Part 6 - Tim Ryan vs Joe Biden + DeWine’s Coattails
Hello angry observers. Welcome back to the sixth installment of my Sherrod Brown series! This one is again about Tim Ryan, particularly his turnout and margins compared to Biden’s 2020 performance in Ohio. The goal with this one is to help us analyze where Tim Ryan got what he needed and where he fell short. This will tell us where, and by how much, Sherrod Brown will need to improve on Tim’s numbers.
MAP 1: RYAN VS BIDEN AVERAGE TURNOUT
This is a county map showing the average turnout for each county between the 2022 midterms and the 2020 presidential election. Green counties had higher than average turnout in last year’s midterm compared to the 2020 presidential, relative to the rest of the state.
To make this map, I took each county’s ratio of votes between the two elections and shifted them over the state average, 30.33% lower turnout in 2022 vs 2020.
MARGINS:. . . 0-1% highelower than average. . . 1-2%. . . 2-3% . . . 3-4% . . . 4-6%. . . 6-8%. . . 8%+
Important county numbers:
Franklin (Col.): -2.47% (basically 2.47% lower than average in 2022 compared to 2020) —
Delaware (Col. sub.): +8.58% —
Hamilton (Cin.): +0.52% —
Warren (Cin. sub): +4.63% —
Cuyahoga (Clev.): -4.53% —
Lucas (Tole.): -4.15% —
Summit (Akr.): +1.39% —
Greene (Dayt.): -0.56% —
Mahoning (Youngs.): +2.34% —
If there’s any number you want for any particular county(s) for either map, lmk
Let’s break this one down.
The first thing you’ll notice is a decline in turnout in most of the cities, with Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland being the main ones. Meanwhile, Cincinnati, the most historically conservative of the biggest cities in the state, and the Youngstown/Akron metro saw higher than average turnout compared to 2020.
The rural counties were a mixed bag. Some saw higher turnout, while others saw lower. Counties in the south and Appalachian regions are the fastest shrinking in population and are also the reddest on the map, yet this trend did not hold up for the comparably declining Northeast.
And, as expected, our fastest growing suburban counties are the darkest green: Union and Delaware north of Cbus, and Warren northeast of Cincy.
In an effort to see what 2020 turnout would have resulted in for the 2022 senate race, I averaged out each county’s numbers to what average turnout looked like in 2020. After the adjustment, JD Vance would’ve still won by 5.72%, down slightly from his actual margin of 6.11%. It would’ve shrunk his 252,000 vote margin of victory down by around 16,000 votes by my calculations, or .39% less, a drop in the bucket.
I even went through the effort of adjusting each county by 40% of its population growth/decline from census info from the last decade, and Vance would still win by 5.63%. In other words, this would be Ryan’s margin if he had 2020 Biden turnout in each county but if each county also had its projected 2024 population. The reason the margin stayed almost the same is because rural decline and the decline of rust belt cities canceled each other out, as did growth in red suburbs and blue Franklin county.
Turnout alone was not going to save Ryan’s campaign. Like many of you I’d imagine, these results surprised me, but I found two explanations for them.
First off, we’re shifting turnout onto another notoriously high rural turnout presidential election, 2020. Rural turnout wasn’t higher than average across the board this midterm because I compared it to 2020, instead of, say, 2018. While many rural counties would’ve netted less votes for Vance, the red ones on the map would have netted more after the adjustment. On the flipside, Urban turnout in the rust belt was decent in 2020, but not astounding. Yes, getting four percent higher turnout in Cleveland would’ve boosted Ryan some, but it was never going to save him, given my next reason.
Second, as you’ll see on the next map, Ryan hardly over performed Biden in the cities and suburbs, especially in the more ancestrally Republican ones. Quite frankly, he didn’t get his margins high enough in the biggest counties for averaged turnout to have boosted him as much as it otherwise would have.
MAP 2: RYAN VS BIDEN MARGINS
This one’s a straightforward map comparing Biden 2020 and Ryan 2022’s margins in each county. Blue counties are where Ryan got the better margin, Red where Biden did.
MARGINS: SAME AS LAST MAP
(0-1% better than the other. . . 1-2%. . . 2-3% . . . 3-4% . . . 4-6%. . . 6-8%. . . 8%+)
Important county numbers:
Franklin (Col.): Ryan +1.24% (Ryan did 1.24% better than Biden) —
Delaware (Col. sub.): Ryan +0.53% —
Hamilton (Cin.): Ryan -0.42% —
Warren (Cin. sub): Ryan +1.73% —
Cuyahoga (Clev.): Ryan +1.60% —
Lucas (Tole.): Ryan +2.79% —
Summit (Akr.): Ryan +3.66% —
Greene (Dayt.): Ryan -0.56% —
Mahoning (Youngs.): Ryan -1.57% —
Across the board, despite doing less than two points better than Biden statewide, Ryan did better than him in almost every county, with four exceptions.
The first is Allen Co. in the northwest. This one’s a rural guy and I don’t have any real explanation for it, so I'd consider it an outlier. The second and third are Hamilton and Montgomery, homes of Cincinnati and Dayton respectively. These cities used to be very red, (Obama won Hamilton by 6 in 2012 for context, Biden got it to safe). DeWine put up enormous numbers here, so much so that I strongly suspect it weighed down Ryan significantly. The whole southwestern region went for DeWine by a landslide and his performance must have caused the ancestral republicans here to default to the GOP and vote for Vance more than it did elsewhere.
The fourth is the notorious Mahoning, home of Youngstown and the poster child for Obama-voting WWC ancestral democrats leaving the party for Trump. I really don’t know what went wrong here. It’s obvious the place is going red, but Ryan underperforming Biden in what was his own house district? It wasn’t even a regional thing; all the counties around it are blue here. It’s kind of funny because this really is ‘muh trends’ on steroids, but I still don’t have a clue what happened specifically here.
On the flip side, Ryan did very well in most rural parts of the state, putting up solid numbers in places like Appalachia and the rural rust belt. He focused much of his campaign on appealing to these voters and it showed.
One thing this map is excellent at illustrating is why Ryan did so much better among rural Ohioans than suburban and urban voters, and that is DeWine. Ryan’s ability to get the numbers he needed somewhere rested with how much DeWine would be dragging him down. When DeWine got Assad margins among swayable suburban voters because of his moderate appeal, it dragged Ryan down. When DeWine got Franklin and Cuyahoga counties down to likely, it showed in the senate race when Ryan ended up with Biden margins.
However, my theory is that a moderate Republican governor doesn’t have the same level of influence on rural voters living in rural counties that are already deep red. Being moderate isn’t going to get rural Ohioans to like you any more than just being a Republican would. DeWine didn’t seem to have the same magnetic pull on the ticket in rural counties, which allowed Ryan to narrow the margins by campaigning as a hardworking moderate democrat who can relate to the common man. It’s easier to get higher numbers somewhere where DeWine is outrunning Trump by 10, instead of 25 or more.
The more urban the county, the more DeWine outran Trump and dragged Ryan down when independent voters defaulted to the GOP and went straight ticket. The more rural and anc. Dem the county was, the more Ryan was able to play wholesome moderate dude and pick up Obama-Trump voters and make new inroads elsewhere by being there and trying.
The interesting thing is, 2024 is going to be the opposite of the midterm scenario. Trump is the biggest drag on the ticket in the suburbs, while his base appeal does wonders for him in the rural parts of the state. Assuming suburban trends hold in any capacity, Brown will have to perform better than Ryan in suburbia, while an “America-first” ticket the GOP base is more excited for has the potential to pull him down more in rural Ohio.
MAP 3: How important it is Brown improves on Ryan’s margin
This is a purely opinion based map I made categorizing each county by how important it would be for Sherrod Brown to improve on the margin Tim Ryan got. This is not exactly how important each county is to victory, but more what Brown would want from each of them if he were to win. Essentially how much work needs to be done there, margin-wise.
Categories: . . .
Dark Green: If he just gets Ryan’s margins here, he’s golden. These are mainly counties where Brown didn’t do much better than Biden did two years later, so Ryan’s slight improvement on Joe is more than enough . . .
Light Green: If Brown gets Ryan’s margin, he’ll be fine. Ideally, he’d improve on them slightly. . .
Yellow: Ryan did decently here. Brown would hope to get a percent or two higher to win comfortably, but it’s not a necessity everywhere. . .
Light Orange: Brown should be doing somewhat better than Ryan here. Winning would become very difficult if he were to get Ryan margins in most of these. . .
Orange: He should plan on improving considerably here. Many of these are ancestral democratic counties that Brown has been able to put up good numbers in while Ryan fell short of what he needed. . .
Red: You’re finished with Ryan’s margins here during a presidential election year. It should be a lot easier for Brown in Cuyahoga and Franklin without DeWine on the ballot and he needs to hold his grip on unionized places like Trumbull. . .
Maroon: If you’re putting up Ryan numbers, just throw the fucking towel in. Brown should be winning Mahoning by likely, not losing it, he should not be underperforming Biden in Cincinnati, and getting 2020 Biden numbers in rapidly blue-shifting Delaware in 2024.
As you can see Ryan pretty much got what Brown will need in most of rural Ohio, particularly in the ancestrally Republican parts of the state. Brown should hope his incumbency makes up the remainder. There are some rural counties which Ryan did perform very well in, but I know Brown can (and should) do so much better in due to his incumbency. If Ryan did eight points better than Biden in a particular county, but Brown did better by thirty in 2018, he should try and narrow Ryan’s margins here even further. These counties are mainly near the WV border.
Another thing, from old maps, we know that Ryan nearly matched Brown's numbers in the Cincinnati and Columbus suburbs, but they are also about what Biden got in them. Since these areas are quickly blue shifting, Brown should be doing better than Ryan regardless. Getting 2020 Biden/2022 Ryan numbers would likely mean Brown underperforming Biden a good amount there, which is not something I have on my 2024 Bingo card.
And again, it’s Trump at the top of the ticket instead of DeWine. Even though it’s a presidential year, there should still be less of the top-of-the-ticket drag that Ryan had to put up with in the big counties. While Brown can’t come into ancestrally Republican suburbs with the mindset of “they voted for me before, I’ll make sure most of them do it again,” Ryan proved that getting voters to ticket-split and vote for a democratic senate candidate for the first time is still possible. Biden improving in the Cin/Day/Col region by another five or so points, and Brown doing even a point or two better than that would cut into the GOP candidate’s statewide total significantly.
These suburbs are where Brown has historically had the weakest incumbency bonus (anc. reps), but also where his recent gains made up for his other losses from 2012 to 2018. The result was him winning by about the same margin both times. He’ll want to repeat this strategy to pad his losses elsewhere. A suburban voter in Warren county hopping on the Brown train for the first time means you can afford to lose another follower in Youngstown.
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