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2022.02.27 19:29 Berrek PatchesEmporium

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2023.04.02 07:50 kaijuking87 What’s this communities thoughts on the Inuyasha anime, in relation to elden ring or other from soft titles?

I feel like the souls born games have taken inspiration from this show in a lot of the boss models/concepts. I see it in some of the weapons and special attacks too.
Inuyasha might be my favorite anime, top five for sure. Wish we had more outfits that fit what was in that show.
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2023.04.02 07:43 SubstantialBite788 Praise the Parasite

I had to have yet another ear surgery. This time to remove one of the tiny bones, the stapes, that had become hardened and useless. I’ve always had ear troubles, from getting tubes to having a perforated ear drum. The latter disqualified me from getting into Army Airborne.
The nurse I had, Cindy, was incredibly nice, but irritating. She was attentive to every little detail, honestly concerned for my well-being, but a bit intrusive, almost obsessive. I was well experienced with hospital routines and procedures. I knew how often nurses were supposed to check your vitals. She was in and out of my room every five minutes. The strangest thing though was that every single time she came in the room she reintroduced herself as Cindy, my personal nurse. I wondered if there was some kind of commission or a bonus for a job well done. Was I required to answer a few short survey questions after my surgery?
Cindy, my personal nurse, along with some other nurses wheeled me down to another room to get prepared for surgery. The anesthesiologist had told me that we were going to count down from ten when we we’re ready. The IV was in place.
“You ready?” he asked.
The doctor put the mask over my face. I felt the cool gas flow into my nostrils. “Ten, nine, eight…….”
I started to wake up, still incoherent, in between conscious states, a purgatory of mental activity. I didn’t know exactly where I was, but then I felt a horrendous pain in my chest, which sobered my brain into focusing on my surroundings.
It wasn’t your typical operating room with sanitary white walls. They were hung with purple and scarlet drapes, embroidered with what looked like royal regalia, but nothing I recognized. It reminded me of the Roman Empire, but instead of an eagle, it had a majestic centipede like creature I had never seen nor heard of, and a ring of vegetation just as foreign. The only thing I recognized was the four thunderbolts projecting from the circle encompassing the alien symbolism. There were doctors and nurses, but also a few hooded figures dressed in priestly vestments.
I was laying on my back. I remember thinking that I shouldn’t be on my back if they are operating on my ear. I don’t know how I missed it before, but the ceiling was hung with mirrored tiles. The ceiling hung lower than normal giving me a direct view of what was happening. My chest was cut open, rib cage spread apart, exposing my beating heart. Several machines were nearby keeping me artificially alive. I screamed as loud as I could, yelling for help. I saw my heart beating faster and I could feel the blood flow with an unusual intensity.
“That’s it son. Get that heart rate up, but not too much. We don’t need you dying.” The doctor said peering down at me with his purple-speckled eyes.
The sight of his eyes evoked in me a fit of anxiety and a string of obscenities. I tried to pull my arms and legs free but they were strapped tight to the bed.
“You motherfuckers!!!”
“Good son. Good. Anger, fear, and hate. We need it all. Keep it going.”
I started weeping and pleading, but to no avail. The hooded figures started chanting. I could smell incense as they were swinging gold cannisters affixed to long chains, the smoke rising in thick plumes. They started circling my bed in some stoic ritualistic motion, never turning their heads or deviating from the script. After circling my bed a few times, they stopped in place. The one standing above my head walked over to a silver chest that was situated on top of an altar, with two candles on each side, burning not like a normal candle, but fading from purple to black and back to purple. I couldn’t watch what he was doing directly. I had to look up at the mirror to ascertain what horrors next awaited me.
The priest opened the chest and pulled out a clear crystal jar with an opulent black stopper. In the jar, swimming in a pinkish fluid, was the creature I had seen on the insignia. He walked over back to where I was, held the jar high, said some words I didn’t understand, and pulled the stopper out. He turned the jar over and emptied the contents of it on my chest. I convulsed and shook, trying my best to get free, not even thinking of the fact that my chest was splayed wide open. I looked up in the mirror. The creature squirmed around for a few seconds and then secured its many legs to my heart. It lifted its head. I looked from the mirror down to the creature. On the bottom side of his head was a circular row of teeth like a lamprey. It quickly snapped down its head and fastened its teeth into my heart, not to destroy it, but to settle in for the long haul.
“You’re going to live forever. It’s a gift. You’ll never have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer. You name it, you’re free from it. Well, you’re almost immortal. I mean of course you’re not going to survive a bomb or having your head cut off, but hell, are you going to go play with some bombs or tempt someone to blow your head off?” The doctor chuckled. “But you’re no longer alone either. You have to share your body now, but you’re sharing it with a god.”
“Let me go. This is a parasite, not a god. Get this thing out of me. I don’t want to live forever, not like this.”
“Just words my boy. Its all in how you define ‘parasite’ or ‘god’ for that matter. Power is god son and if that power comes from a parasite, then praise the parasite. This parasite doesn’t come from Earth, but it’s been here a lot longer than we have. It is a sentient being. You’ll find that out in time. There’s an Armageddon coming, and you are on the right side. Be content with that. Doctor lets finish this. Put him down.”
The mask was pushed down on my face. I heard the anesthesiologist counting down, “ten, nine, eight….”
I woke up in my hospital room. I had a headache, and I was sick to my stomach. This had happened to me before. The doctor had given me too much anesthesia and it had kicked my ass. I reached up to feel my forehead. I felt a bandage across my head and down over my ear. I was relieved. It must have been a horrible nightmare produced by the medication. I struggled out of bed and walked to the bathroom. I looked into the mirror to see the bandage across my head and ear. I needed to see it, not just feel it, but then I thought about my chest. I lifted up my gown. I was shocked and deflated. There was a long grotesque line of staples down the middle of my chest, each painted with yellow antiseptic. I panicked and began to swoon, trying to turn back toward my bed. As I began to fall, Cindy caught me and helped me back to bed. She pulled the cover up over my body. She backed away from the bed and began to unbutton her uniform. There in the middle of her chest was a long scar.
“My lord,” she said as she knelt down in front of the bed.
It’s been two years now. I haven’t heard or seen anyone else who might also be affected or possessed, or at least that I know of. They are waiting for the right time, I imagine. Armageddon. That’s what the doctor said. Am I the Antichrist or just an alien invader. I’ve often thought about ending it, killing myself. I don’t want to be responsible for any kind of genocide, but then I convince myself that none of it was real. Then again, I feel great. I feel a power growing in me, a power that I don’t want to end. Whatever I am or whatever is in me doesn’t seem all that evil… at least not yet.
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2023.04.02 07:42 LokiTheZorua Crashing upon loading save or very soon after

I haven't played elden ring for a while and just started again. When I try to load a save it runs normally up until it finishes the loading at which point it freezes and then crashes. I found a post that said to lower the graphics and leave the area, and I tried that but I crashed before I could leave. I checked my game files through steam and they were fine, does anyone know a fix?
Update: One character in the consecrated snowfields works fine, the other in the siofia river does not.
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2023.04.02 07:31 Strawberry_Trap_0 Cool Weapon Mod is Not Working

I found this cool weapon mod; I really want to use the Insect Glaive from Monster Hunter in Elden Ring so this mod was perfect for me, but despite following the instructions step by step, I still can't actually use any of the weapons. I launch the game with Mod Engine 2, I load the Elden Ring Debug Tool, and I click create on the mod weapon but the number of items in my inventory do not go up,I'm pretty sure it's not the debug tool since I can still add vanilla items. Is anyone able to help me understand what I'm doing wrong?
mod link: https://www.nexusmods.com/eldenring/mods/1848?tab=files
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2023.04.02 07:25 Levi_777 What is a soulsborne/soulslike?

My friend asked me a really interesting question which I wasn't able to answer even after playing all their games from demon souls all the way to the most recent game elden ring. What makes a game a soulsborne/soulslike game? I wanna get some input on this cuz I genuinely didn't have a proper answer for him. It's not something as simple as difficulty, vague story, similar combat or even linearity of map design. So what makes a game a soulsborne/soulslike according to you?
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2023.04.02 07:18 terry-the-tanggy Someone Wanna give me some C&C for my Exsanguinate Chieftain League Starter?

Tried to make a pretty tanky exsanguinate mapper using HoA and Asenath's for explosions but still be able to kill watchstones even if it's just through sheer attrition.
Looking pretty good w/ no flasks 750k Dps 40k phys max hit
The config is the new masteries (hence the seemingly random mastery selections on the tree) along with Flame's Advances average bonus dps. Adrenaline (Death Rush ring swap), Onslaught and Frenzies could be clicked for mapping but no dice on bossing unfortunately. There is also a 4 points allocated towards AOE just to make explosions slightly more consistent
Any pointers for optimization especially with gearing and Eldritch mods since I don't know Jackall about what's possible with them. Also how good is Phys taken as Ele? b/c PoB says it does pretty much nothing but everyone says its amazing defensively especailly paired with armour. For an eventual transition to reap is anything required outside of AW Spell Cascade? Also wtf do I with my Atlas Tree lol because I always manage to krangle it lol
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2023.04.02 07:17 NeoHaze45 30M - Laid back guy looking for friends with similar interests

Hello everyone. I thought I'd try making a post here to see if I could meet some likeminded people. I'm pretty introverted but if I get along with someone I always like to hear from them. I think I can be hard to get to know at first but if we mesh well I'd love to have a friend for life. Here are some things I'm into:
Reading: My first real passion since I was younger. I've always appreciated a good fantasy or sci fi novel before bed but I'll read anything if it's compelling enough. I love series like A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, and Dune. I've also been trying to expand what I read by going for classics and diving down the Haruki Murakami rabbit hole. I'm always down to talk book recommendations.
Anime/Manga: I don't read or watch as much as I used to because I feel like I aged out of the target demographic for a lot of series. The newest series I got really invested in is Chainsaw Man but I love Berserk, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura, Monster, 20th Century Boys, Goodnight Punpun, and probably too many more to name. I tend to like series with strong character writing or ones that deliver an emotional gut punch.
Gaming: I like to play video games when I need to unwind a little. I mostly play on PS5/Switch. I'm a big fan of JRPGs, fighting games, action, and horror. I like series like Yakuza/Like a Dragon, Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Quest, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, etc. I also like to play Fortnite, Overwatch, Dead by Daylight, and a few other different things with friends once in a while.
Working out: I like to go jogging around 2-3 times a week. On the days I don't I like to lift weights in my small home gym. Both help me clear my head and stay relatively healthy. If you also workout I'd love to hear about your routine.
Aside from all this I also like to learn new things, listen to podcasts, and watch a lot of YouTube. I've dabbled in learning both guitar and Japanese and I think I'd like to learn some basic programming skills. Also I'm a bit of a small time music buff so swapping music recommendations is always a bonus.
If you'd like to get to know me feel free to message me.
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2023.04.02 07:09 PrincessOfCharisma The Tarnished in Middle Earth

The Tarnished has chosen to take the shards of the Elden Ring to Mt Doom, and must fight their way to the top of the mountain. If they are slain, they reawaken in the closest town/civilized area (in a safe room) and must start over.
Round 1: They have the assistance of the Fellowship, and they know of the resurrection.
Round 2: They must make the trip solo, no outside help permitted.
Bonus Round: The Fellowship of the Ring ends up in the world of Elden Ring, can they defeat every boss without all of them dying? As long as one member of the fellowship survives a fight, the rest will respawn.
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2023.04.02 07:01 SaltyBalty98 Is it possible to buy one without a battery?

I keep seeing so many videos on the Sur Ron models where a few things are changed from stock:
The chain is a cheap upgrade that will require occasional maintenance and eventual replacement and as-is is plenty capable even for demanding performance upgrades.
However, the battery is such a costly component that it's be rarely replaced.
Buying the entire package only to swap out the battery at an extra added cost seems foolish, especially when the owner might have a specific use case the stock battery can't handle and that leaves an extra battery out there that could be at the assembly line for another frame. The same goes for the controller.
The manufacturer could make a higher profit if they had a custom "X component removed" fee, say 10 percent the cost of the part, if any of the top dogs reading this, these are pennies that add up quickly to the profits, if the logistics allow it of course.
The company selling 3rd party components gets more clients, the clients themselves are saving money they'll spend on more later on, and the manufacturer gets an extra profit off the fee and lessened strain on the supply line leading to more immediate sales and less back orders.
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2023.04.02 06:40 Panda-s1 looking into upgrading CPU (Ryzen 3 2200G), what exactly am I looking for?

before anyone asks, this is the mainboard I have: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A320M-HDV/index.asp
recently I've been upgrading my PC. I got a 650w PSU, and replaced my 1050 with a 3060 ti. gamewise things have seen a noticeable improvement, but it's also highlighted how badly I need a CPU upgrade 'cause things still kinda chug during load times.
also my CPU doesn't even meet the minimum requirements for Elden Ring (or Windows 11 for that matter, not that I care it's just funny that it can't even do that).
I know I could just buy whatever the recommended CPU is, but I'm not 100% sure what "Ryzen 5 3600X" means. not to mention I'm getting conflicting recommendations, like Jedi Fallen Order recommends a Ryzen 7 1700 but Jedi Survivor recommends a Ryzen 5 5600X? I know Fallen Order was notoriously inefficient, but what.
I have a lot of other questions, like the mainboard only supports CPUs up to 65w, what happens if I go above the supported wattage? is RAM compatibility a thing? I have 16gb, but I'd hate to have to buy new memory just because of a CPU upgrade. also considering streaming, how much does the CPU factor into that compared to the GPU?
also money's not the biggest issue, but $300 is probably a hard limit for me for buying new hardware rn.
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2023.04.02 06:38 RealityIsAKnife [M4A playing F] The following announcement has been paid for by the New World Order.

Doubling encouraged but not required.
I am looking for someone to play a female wrestler for my OC wrestler, now your irl gender doesn't matter to me as long as you can write for a female, now basically it's a slice of life rp. But, everything that happens in the ring and on the shows spills over into real life, below will be all the details(ienjoyham)there isn't much to the story yet. Below will also be a list of female wrestlers I would like someone to write across from, again, my male OC.(Bold indicates higher interest)
Female Wrestlers that I am looking for: Lita, Trish Stratus, Mickie James(Crazy, not country), AJ Lee, Stephanie McMahon, Ruby Soho,, Rosemary(Courtney Rush), Rachel Ellering, Nikki Cross, Bayley. Deonna Purrazzo, Rhea Ripley.
What I am looking for:
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2023.04.02 06:37 Odog100 Guess I’ll die

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2023.04.02 06:35 Suncityv 23m looking for someone to talk to

Hello, I’m from the Midwest. I’m looking for someone I can talk to anytime. I’m usually craving some form of social stop to throughout the day
Here’s a bit about me: I like to play video games. I’m good at valorant csgo league. But beside competitive games I like to play chill games like portal and elden ring. I like to go outside and do things like long/skateboarding. That also includes going fishing, hiking, camping and hanging out with friends. I enjoy to smoke thc, it always brings me up. My favorite music is hiphop and I enjoy juice wrld. My favorite movie is Donnie Darko.
Overall I’m pretty laidback and chill, just looking for a fun time. Have a good day/night
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2023.04.02 06:34 TakoBoi123 PS4 versions of games not transferring trophies to PS5

Hey, so I finally got my hands on a PS5 today (HELL YES) and one thing that's confusing me is the trophies between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the games not transferring over. So here's what I mean... So I got the platinum for Elden Ring and Sonic Frontiers but when I downloaded the PS5 versions, Elden Ring went down to 0% while Sonic Frontiers went down to 87% while the PS4 versions stayed at 100%. Another weird thing is Horizon 2 is at 41% on the ps4 version while the ps5 version is at the same %? I don't understand this 😅
My saved data transferred fine, though.
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2023.04.02 06:26 circesalami Necromancer at Home: A Ranged DK build

Necromancer at Home: A Ranged DK build
This is not a serious build. This is an experimental meme build/playstyle based on a mental "what-if". This is most likely not viable in a competitive format with the current state of Unholy DK’s talents in mind. Sorry for the stream of consciousness of this essay.
A lot of the discussion I see about a prospective Necromancer class is that it's redundant amongst the current roster of classes. Death Knights raise and control the dead, and Warlocks are (essentially) dark magicians that also summon evil creatures. While there's clearly a gap between these two, there's also arguably not enough of a gap to justify the creation of unique assets, playstyle, separate armor sets, etc. like there was for previous added classes. The fact that necromancers within the game itself are often given DK/Lock abilities further drives this home.
Which brings me to this: what's the closest we can get to closing that gap, while still being able to maintain a coherent rotation (read: not literally spamming a single button)? There’s been memey discussion about this in the DK discord for months already, so now it's down to execution.
Thus, the Ranged Death Knight build.
This is an Unholy build that attempts to follow these rules:
  1. Use only abilities that can be used at ranged distance, or that have no required ranged.
  2. Minimize passive buffs given to melee only abilities - enemies will enter melee range with or without your help, especially enemies that charge. However, while capitalizing on a charging mob or uncontrolled aggro can be helpful, you have to draw a line.
  3. Try to keep your overall melee auto-attack damage to a minimum - or basically, stay at range.
TALENT TREE: https://www.wowhead.com/talent-calc/death-knight/unholy/DAPUVEEBSEVBBEUhqUAOVVFEERiEFFUkhQBU
Notable abilities banned here are Festering Strike, Apocalypse, Unholy Assault, Soul Reaper. Three of these are talents further down on the tree, but Festering Strike will be particularly concerning with anyone who plays Unholy DK.
For those unfamiliar with how Unholy DK operates, spreading Festering Wound (a dot that will explode when the enemy dies or upon slapped w/ Scourge Strike, typically applied via Festering Strike but can be applied in other manners), exploding stacks of wounds with Scourge Strike, then throwing some disease/zombie action in there, is basically the normal playstyle. You spend runes to build runic power, and spend runic power for big damage. Festering Wounds is such a major part of the toolset that it's at the tippy top of the talent tree. Since your main way of applying wounds is through a passive on your main ghoul, that part of the playstyle is significantly de-emphasized.
This build primarily focuses on the use of Clawing Shadows, a passive talent that turns the half-physical half-shadow melee Scourge Strike to a pure shadow 30-yd ranged ability. Without this talent, this build would not physically work. You NEED to have Clawing Shadows for this build.
Death Strike should technically be on this list, but I think since it's a self-heal that you're forced to take, you could excuse the use of it when something is meleeing you. I almost never use it myself for this playstyle since...it's not a ranged ability. This is why I take the usually skipped Death Pact - it's a self heal that doesn’t require melee range.
Let's now break down this rotation for standard play:
  • Outbreak (applies disease dots)
  • Place Death and Decay/Defile (big red circle) DIRECTLY UNDER YOU
  • Clawing Shadows to build Runic Power
  • Death Coil or Epidemic to spend Runic Power.
  • Use offensive buffs on CD
  • Use defensive buffs as needed. Anti-Magic Shield is particularly valuable as you gain runic power when damage is taken with it up.
As you see, while it's a short and fairly boring rotation, it (in my mind) is enough of a rotation to qualify as one. The result is a highly mobile ranged dps that does best in large packs, and this probably best suited in dungeons rather than raids. This build obviously doesn't operate cleanly in solo play, but you could spec into slows to compensate if desperate enough to try this in solo content. From this point on, this post might not make sense for those who aren't familiar with DK, so skip to after the picture if desired.
Before I continue, I'm going to point out something to those confused by my suggestion to place Death and Decay under the player instead of the mobs. Death and Decay, when the DK stands within it, will allow the player to turn their typically single target Scourge Strike/Clawing Shadows into a cleave hitting seven more targets. It might be easy to fall under the misconception that mobs will not be cleaved unless they are also standing in the Death and Decay, but this is not true. The only qualification for activating the cleave is that YOU are standing within the boundaries of the circle. You can stand as far away as physically possible, and the only thing that would prevent you from cleaving is the range of your Scourge Strike or Clawing Shadows. You will obviously lose out on Death and Decay's DOT damage, but you'll find out that the majority of your damage with this build is Clawing Strikes anyway. That said, if you are fighting a pure single target enemy or boss, you should put the Death and Decay under the enemy instead of under your feet. A macro helps a lot with this, especially one with a modifier.
We do want to take Improved Death Coil and Coil of Devastation, along with All Will Serve, Unholy Pact, and Reaping. Many of these talents I just suggested are usually preferred in raid builds instead of generic dungeon ones, and All Will Serve is not really a recommended talent. However, since we can’t rely on Festering Strike to do damage (and in turn, Festering Wounds), buffing Death Coil is the option we want to go down. All Will Serve is mostly a pathway that avoids Sudden Doom, but frankly, I think it’d be weird if a ranged DK didn’t have a bone archer skulking behind.
Rule 2 exists to justify the use of talents like Abomination Limb. As mentioned, this build is comparatively runic power starved due to the minimal use of sores. Abomination Limb does pull mobs into melee range, but we want to primarily use it as a way to build runic power quickly due to its secondary effect of applying Runic Corruption every six seconds. If you wanted to cheat a little, you could pop it for cases where you have to stack on bosses/enemies for whatever reason.
Near the bottom of the tree, we will take Gargoyle, Superstrain, Army of the Dead, and Commander of the Dead (and the talents needed to reach these). Unholy Aura is only helpful if you have a very loose definition of out-of-melee (melee range is 5-6yd, Aura is 8yd) but we’re not taking it for the helpfulness, it’s just in the way of Commander. Gargoyle is a major CD for this build, so Commander helps with that. Superstrain is a nice source of runic power and health. It’s no Death Strike, but it’s passive healing. Army of the Dead is an obvious choice since its extra damage we need.
Now, for talents that are possibly useful, but not enough to outright suggest for this stupid build.
If one decides to take Defile, you would take this talent solely for a chance at a stacking mastery buff with charging enemies or Abomination Limb pulling mobs in (which, hopefully, run back to your tank afterwards). The growth might help for staying in the Defile, but there are better options for a ranged build.
The logic of possibly choosing Sudden Doom or Rotten Touch is that since Clawing Shadows is pure shadow, the buff could be more valuable in combination with Death Rot. However, since auto-attack damage is connected to melee damage, the proc chance is even lower. You could choose to try and buff Clawing Shadows further by choosing the talents under Sudden Doom to compensate, but trying to buff a proc that triggers through auto-attacking seems futile for a ranged build (and seeing as intended playstyle builds opt not to take it at all and Blizz desperately tried to buff this line of talents in 10.0.7…).
I’ve decided against the usually-good Unholy Blight due to it being an aura (read: only useful when something is in melee range) that lasts for six seconds. The pathway it provides isn't useful either. If you wanted to take the aforementioned Defile, you would be better off going through Replenishing Wounds instead. You will already be going through the Replenishing Wounds pathway to avoid taking Improved Festering Strike, Feasting Strikes or Apocalypse to reach the two Dark buffs it connects to, but the extra runic power from the occasional wound pop is nice.
There might be better choices, but I haven't tested it out - trying to sim a build that revolves around doing the opposite of what your class is intended to do is nigh impossible.
The Boy Himself
Let's expand on our test subject: a level 70 Nightborne Death Knight named Eiswein. My lore for him is that he was originally a mage, then died in the Fourth war, then was resurrected as a Death Knight. He never really adapted to standing in melee range like he should, or the concept of stabbing people with swords, so he now refuses to stoop himself to that level. He is currently seeking out the secrets of the blue dragons and the arcane with the hope of restoring his magical abilities fully. He's incredibly pompous and snobby, and refers to his main minions as Timotheus and Albon.
His race choice wasn't a relevant pick for this test, I just didn't want to test out the build on my established main DK, and my other DKs were not good for me for whatever reason (one isn't on my home server, other is specless). I suppose if you were trying to minmax, Nightborne's bonus to magic damage is helpful, but you'd be better off choosing a troll for mini lust or void elf for their racial procs.
I try not to put him in high level content as I don't want to be yelled at by strangers for not playing the class properly in content they actually want to do well in. However, I've run m0s and a single m2 with him, and LFR. I mostly screw around in Timewalking with him, however, since the scaling makes for an okay equalizer. His ilvl is only around 385, so a setting where everyone has the same ilvl makes it easier to gauge whether my tweaks to his talent tree are an improvement or a waste. I could also punch dummies, but….eh.
From what I've noticed so far, people in pugs for lower-difficulty content aren't usually upset (or vocally so) at my playstyle for Eiswein. At the time of writing this, I've had two people ask me what the hell I was doing, and one person use /laugh at me (which could be a dig at my wonderful transmog, but I digress) during the Love is in the Air scenario. Both the people who have asked me dropped the subject quickly after I simply called it a meme build. As I said, if I were trying this build in a m20 or even an m15, people would be upset with me unless we went in all knowing that Eiswein was going to spin around like a ballerina the entire time.
As for damage output, I'm not going to lie - it's typically pretty low, though in large packs where I smash all of my cooldowns at once I can get to at least top of the details chart. Even in builds that don't revolve around wounds, they still serve as a way to spread Virulent Plague and thus need to be applied regularly someway. However, a better player than me could probably figure out how to make this build passable.
Basically, this build suffers in many areas, but messing with it did help me learn more about DK as a class and Unholy as a spec. I think we could have Unholy DK Ranged Build as a legitimate build if specific changes are implemented. Not major changes either.
Ways that Blizz could make Ranged UHDK viable:
  1. Implement a ranged version of Festering Strike as a talent, probably as a choice node.
  2. Extend the range of Soul Reaper OR Unholy Assault. Apocalypse could be an option too but I think these two would serve better as Apocalypse. I think Unholy Assault would be more fitting, but Soul Reaper would be nice to have at a 30yd range.
  3. Make Brain Freeze (our interrupt) a longer range in line with Clawing Shadows. Brain Freeze is 15yds, so interrupting requires weaving in and out that makes it annoying. Even 20yds would be nice, since Asphyxiate (a stun talent) is 20yds.
  4. Make Magus/Ruptured talent node not under Apocalypse. This gripe is not a major one since normal DKs aren’t affected by this, but me not picking Apoc means no frosty mage boi, and that’s a tragedy.
What are your thoughts on this build? What did I get wrong? How can one improve it (within the constraints listed)? Let me know.
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2023.04.02 06:17 Spurius-Lartius [Letter]

To Mr. Peterson,
I sincerely appreciate your professional contributions to those in need of your insight.
Happiness is not a guarantee in life; logically I know this to be true. Yet I am plagued by not just unhappiness, but a deep, fundamental lack of purpose and worst of all, hope. The ingredients of being a man are relatively simple to understand, and up to this point I feel I’ve done my best to accomplish them through Godly spiritual growth, care for my wife and son, and my attempts to do good to the degree that my ability and finances allow. Of course I can improve in all of these aspect. Yet there is something lacking in my life that dismantles every single good thing I have to live for, and I am afraid that I lack the character development to see past this void and continue on in spite of it.
My wife of seven years suffers through crippling OCD, to the point that the function of daily life can be a significant challenge. In spite of this, she has been a good mother to our son of three years. Admittedly, I have not done all I can do to help her in her journey towards mental health. I’ve found it difficult to devote myself completely to her healing and completely extinguish all hopes/expectations I might have for marriage. In a perfect world I wish for meals with the family, expressions of gratitude, perhaps even a cheerful word from time to time, and a somewhat regular sex life. To verbalize these expectations highlights my selfishness given my wife’s mental strain; I simply struggle to shake them.
Through the past seven years of struggle I’ve done my best to put aside my expectations and see to it that she gets the help she needs, mainly from an anxiety center specializing in OCD about 650 miles from our home. The center is out-patient, and relatives live close by, which has enabled me to remain home and work to pay for treatment while she lives with family and receives out-patient treatment. Our son has gone with her, and if I might express the regret of a weak minded individual, it has been the most gut wrenchingly painful experience of my life to be apart from them for months on end. I struggle to verbalize the pain of our separation; I suppose it might be loneliness, though I’ve never considered that I might be lonely. However, it is not just the separation that hurts.
May I first say that I find my wife most beautiful and supremely attractive. That said, we once went fourteen months without a sexual encounter, in spite of several of my clumsy, jilted efforts. Physical interaction is sparse at best, and even in the midst of sensual proceedings, it is clear that her mind is elsewhere and she is counting down until the end. Lofty goals are often set, then forgotten. Promises are made, and then broken. I do not know what it is like to be married to someone physically attracted to me, to be desired, or even complimented. Before our marriage, during our courtship, these challenges had not manifested themselves, namely because A. we waited until after marriage to be with one another in a physical way, and B. it seems that marriage and the physical expectation that accompanies it triggered an onslaught of OCD related blitzkriegs within her head that we deal with to this day.
For several years I’ve had it in my head that things will improve when she gets better, or at the very least, when we learn to manage her condition together. As this hasn’t happened, I began telling myself that things will improve after treatment. Additionally, in the back of my mind I took refuge in the thought that if things between us ever became unbearable, I could simply cast off the gown of the concerned husband and simply tell her how I am feeling, and perhaps express some desire to be desired. I did break down, and I did tell her what I am going through. The guilt accompanying this admission was not insignificant, both for having these feelings in the first place, and for giving in to weakness and verbalizing them. Much to my heartbreak, she simply said, “what do you want me to do about it?”
Mr. Peterson, I need help. Deep in my mind I took refuge in the hope that if things became unbearable, I could simply tell my wife and we could work through it together in spite of her OCD. Since verbalizing what I’m going through, she has asked me to leave the room when I visit, she has told me she cannot be who I need her to be, that I should find someone else to talk to; most recently she pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store to wait for the arrival of someone else to drive me to the airport so she would not have to. There is very little effort made to allow me to talk to my son, and my wish for even the slightest expression of encouragement or attraction are met with anger and indifference. I have outright asked for “a kind word” and have been rejected outright.
It sounds like I am complaining about my wife, which I suppose I am to some degree. But my point is not to gripe, but to provide context. I do not ask for advice on how to change my wife, find someone else, and so on. I ask for advice on how to go on. I fear for myself and my wife, of course, but I fear most for my son. He is three now, and as he ages he will begin to pick up on the distance between his parents. He will see me as a broken person who lacks purpose. I have inadvertently fashioned myself from within to thrive on my wife finding me attractive, to see me as a man, to express her love to me; to put it plainly, to simply like me. Since I do not receive these things, I find myself afloat and miserable, no matter what I accomplish from the saddle, from behind rifle, the Bible, or in the boxing ring. No matter the good that I do for another person, the trucks I restore, or the letters to family/friends that I write, I am deeply broken and hurt, finding no satisfaction in anything while my temper grows worse and my inward thoughts grow erratic and untrustworthy. I regret sounding so pitiful and childish, but I’ve played my last card. I have virtually begged from scraps from the table, and have been met with distain and resentment.
Perhaps you might advise me on how not to need these things, (please pardon my abominable sentence structure.) Perhaps you might advise me on how to decrease sexual desire, or even drive. I do not know what to ask for, I do not know what to do. I very much doubt I have the faith and character of Job; it is possible that I am being broken by the challenge that God has place before me in an effort to develop strength. I am alone, and I am afraid I am not rising to the challenge of a trial by fire. The one thing I know for certain is I do not want to continue living as I do. Additionally, I do not want my son to see me this way when he can comprehend what is going on.
You are admired, and very much in demand, and rightly so. I find your work helpful, and motivating. Still, I find myself craving that slight personal touch. Therefore, sir, if you might find a little bit of time to consider these things on my behalf, I know I could not possibly express my level of appreciation.
In grateful friendship,
Spurius Lartius
(Note; please pardon the length. Emotional expression is not my realm, least of all on a public internet forum.)
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2023.04.02 06:13 Adventurous-Plant419 Michael Alcock King, Joshua Myers, Andrew Cash, Mark Essick, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, David Ratner, with overt deliberate negligence on the part of the entire Board of Sonoma County Supervisors, stole 6 years of my life, after their employee Virgil Smith almost killed me and caused me serious injury.

I just want people to know that the Sonoma County government is corrupt. They spent 186 million dollars on a "new courthouse" that is 163k square feet, which works out to $1,100 per square foot, which is over double the second most expensive building I could find was, and over four times the average price per square foot of palaces and museums. And it's just going to look like a giant portable. This is to house some of the most corrupt people in this County, who all make $200-350+k per year (I am including their benefits in that, but not their pension). The entire DA's Office has a vendetta against Civil Rights in general, and will literally knowingly commit criminal violations of laws for the purpose of covering up serious criminal misconduct on the part of Sonoma County employees.
Lynda Hopkins took money from the law enforcement unions, and turns a willfully blind eye to it.
The County Office of Legal Counsel is literally a crime syndicate.
In 2015, the Sheriff's Office had a veritable torture ring in the jail.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. They lied about the existence of these videos, and "lost" the one where they gave one of the inmates internal bleeding, with a knee to their back.
There was a lawsuit about it. It was called the "Yard Counseling Case". There are news articles about it.
There was an official, written policy, called "Yard Counseling", later its name was changed to "Behavior Counseling" which dictated that for arbitrary punitive measures, Sheriff's Office personnel should extract inmates from their cells individually (which meant slamming their heads onto the door frames on the way out and other abuse), and isolate them, and putting them into "pain compliance" techniques (literally, by definition, torture) for extended periods of time while "counseling" them, which meant wearing no name tags, ski masks and riot gear, carrying a shotgun with them, and insulting them in explicit language for over 20 minutes.
This official written policy was acknowledged by Rob Giordano in a video, where he lies that no inmates where injured, uploaded to YouTube in 2018, when they finally addressed this official written policy, and the practice of torturing inmates without reasonable cause (leading exercise routines, for example).
In 2021, they saw one of the victims of this torture ring, who had sued them and had won, at a peaceful protest, and shot him with a grenade launcher while hiding on a rooftop in the face with a crowd control grenade, which exploded on impact and caused horrific injury that I don't care to describe.
In 2017, I was almost killed by application of a "carotid hold" / lateral vascular neck restraint, by a sheriff's deputy, for literally no reason. A knee was placed on my lower back while I was on the ground on my stomach as well, which caused a serious injury to my kidney, which was the worst injury of my life. I have also been diagnosed with an organic brain injury and cognitive impairment. I was tested for the same type of cognitive impairment before the incident and there is a marked difference, and I have about 30 pages describing the differences I've noticed / troubles I've had in my cognitive functioning. There was no probable cause to arrest me, and I was polite and compliant with all the instructions given to me, and this was confirmed by witnesses. I was punished for invoking my right to remain silent, then my arm was grabbed and yanked up behind me, and then a carotid hold was applied because my body pivoted after the deputy grabbed and yanked my arm.
This occurred UNDER A CAMERA and IN FRONT OF WITNESSES. I called the Sheriff's Office the next day said I want to "make an official complaint in writing". I was transferred to Captain of Internal Affairs, Captain Mark Essick. I repeated my request, verbatim. He responded, verbatim: "We don't do that. Why don't you tell me what happened." I did. I told him it happened right under a camera. He said "The camera can't record." I asked for confirmation. He said the cameras "Don't have recording technology installed."
I asked the County for a claim form. They ignored my request, and instructed me to report the incident to IOLERO. IOLERO requested I meet with Internal Affairs, and I said fine.
Sgt. Andy Cash called me and scheduled me for a meeting at the Sheriff's big station. I was made to walk first and guided upstairs to a meeting room, and then patted down for weapons, and the interview was recorded. For 75 minutes I was deposed about happened. He asked me repeatedly about my mental state after the incident. I admitted that I was upset after the incident, and he acted like that justified the whole incident. He explicitly promised to interview the 4 deputies who witnessed the event in addition to the 2 deputies who participated, as well as the arresting officer (who I told him would confirm that I was polite and cooperative), which he agreed "would confirm [my] demeanor", and a bystander witness I told him about.
I complained to IOLERO director Jerry Threet. Mr. Threet agreed that that was inappropriate, then resigned without reviewing the investigation.
For about 4 years review of the investigation was put on hold because IOLERO staff quit, and when more staff was hired, they complained of being understaffed. They had a budget of over a million dollars but only had 2 employees. They only reviewed one case per four months. And they put off "backlogged" cases and focused on new cases. My complaint was finally reviewed by Interim Director Garrick Byers who clearly stated that the investigation was not conducted appropriately. I have the letter from him. That still has never been made public.
After the interview with Internal Affairs, I corresponded with Lynda Hopkins, and she refused to give her opinion on the matter. I specifically complained that the carotid hold was being used recklessly, and it is a dangerous technique. This was in 2018. She forwarded me to Janell Crane, who then had me meet with Kristi Schultz.
I contacted the DA's Office and spoke to Richard Celli (who made $346k in 2017, and has gunned down two unarmed people, and was convicted by a jury in one of the civil cases brought against him by one of the victim's family, but the sentence was overturned by a judge, while working for the SRPD). The first time I spoke to Mr. Celli, he told me that another law enforcement agency should take my case. After that first time, him and the rest of the DA's Office openly refused to comply with the Victims' Rights Laws (CA Con Art. 1 S. 28), and the "policies" (which are legally binding under CA Con Art 5 S. 13) of the Attorney General stating clearly that they are to take complaints from victims if it can't be resolved with the department.
After the first talk with Mr. Celli, I called Rohnert Park Police as I was instructed, and they 3-way called the Sheriff's office and then transferred me. I spent about 30 minutes reporting the incident to a deputy, and he asked me questions in a fair manner. The incident report from the 30 minute phone call was "directed" to Andrew Cash, and was then destroyed, which is literally a state and federal crime. I called RPPD back and talked to the arresting officer and he positively clearly confirmed that I was "polite, calm, compliant, and cooperative" (or something nearly verbatim, I can't remember exactly any more).
Andrew Cash called me the next day, at precisely 7:00 AM. He told me he was driving. He was extremely confrontational with me. He said "There were 6 deputies [referring to the two who used excessive force on me, and 4 witness deputies]. You were combative." This was false. He had only interviewed one of the 4 witness deputies, and the other 3 had provided written statements. They said that they had witnessed force being used, that they had not participated in the use of force to the best of their memory, and that I "did not appear to be resisting". But again, he had promised explicitly to interview the 4 deputy witnesses, and the arresting officer, and the other witnesses (such as the bystander witness who saw the whole incident, the nurse, etc.).
Internal Affairs exonerated the officers. The letter was signed by Eddie Engram, captain of Internal Affairs at that time. I called Mr. Engram, and had an hour long conversation with him, and he told me to contact Sgt. Cash after April 1st.
I filed a federal claim on the last day that it was due.
Mr. Cash referred me to Legal Counselor, Kara Abelson.
Ms. Abelson spent a year and a half refusing to comply with the Public Records Act, the Rules of Procedure, and the Rules of Professional Conduct. She refused to provide me documents that I was entitled to under law, including the incident report written by Deputies Jacquelin Fazzio and Virgil Smith, and the recorded interviews that he promised he would conduct, and stated pretty clearly that he had conducted.
Kara Abelson spent a year and a half trying to claim that my federal complaint was time barred by 1 day when it wasn't. The judge (Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers) entertained this and forced me to respond SEVEN TIMES, before she finally admitted that the "law wouldn't allow [her] to dismiss [my] complaint".
After a year and a half, Kara Abelson finally withdrew from the case after I started citing the Rules of Professional Conduct to her that require her to resign or withdraw from the case rather than defend a civil case where defense isn't warranted. Nobody had disputed any of the allegations I had made. In fact, Eddie Engram had confirmed that what I said happened was not disputed by the evidence.
At some point around this time, either before or after Ms. Abelson withdrew, the 2 incident reports written by the two deputies, the written statements by 3 of the 4 witness deputies, and the recorded interviews with me, the 2 deputies who assaulted me, and 1 of the eye witness deputies, were provided, along with various other records from the facility. In the recorded interview, and the incident report, the deputies admitted that Virgil Smith had applied the carotid hold.
I had also reported the incident to the State Attorney General Public Inquiry Unite (Lupe Zinzin). She had told me, over and over and over, that the local DA's are required to take complaints from civilians in these situations. She refused to call the DA's Office, though. The DA's Office (Richard Celli, Mark Azzouni, David Kahl, and the anonymous receptionists who all refused to provide their names) refused to take a complaint from me. They (including the receptionists) hung up on me every time I called after no more than 2 minutes, for no reason, transferred me to dead lines, never returned any voicemails I managed to leave, told me explicitly that if I send a complaint, they will throw it away, and didn't care, at all, what the laws were. The receptionists also refuse to provide their names. The Attorney General's Office told me to send them a complaint, so I did. The DA's Office acknowledged receiving the complaint. But later said that they did not have a record of it, meaning they threw it away.
The Attorney General's Office finally agreed to take a complaint from me. It sat on their desk for a year. I finally called them, concerned that evidence was being destroyed, and left a voicemail for Casey Hallinan requesting that they request copies of the physical evidence from the Sheriff's Office. Literally 2 days after that voicemail, a letter was sent to me signed by Sharon Loughner with Casey Hallinan CC'ed on the letter, stating that they would "take no action", and blamed the incident on me. I had not received the letter though, and called and spoke to Ms. Hallinan, who was extremely rude. After that, the Attorney General's Office hang up on me as soon as they find out it's me, for no reason. There has since been a bystander witness who saw the whole thing, and it has come to light that the cameras did record, that no upgrades were ever performed like Ms. Abelson alleged, the cameras do continuously record (as of 2019), and they just lied through their teeth about the camera for 4 straight years. The Attorney General's Office does not care. They violate the laws, and do not care what the laws are.
Sonoma County Office of Legal Counsel attorney Michael King took over after Ms. Abelson withdrew. Right off the bat, Mr. King told me that my motions were deficient - a contention he has repeated frequently, since then. I asked him how. He changed the subject, and to this day has NEVER given any explanation as to how any of my motions are deficient.
He continued to claim that my claim was time barred, filing frivolous motions, in blatant violation of the rules of professional conduct, after I cited the rules to him, constituting explicit legal misconduct.
As I said, the judge finally agreed to open Discovery after a year and a half of full time work trying to fight for my right to not be nearly murdered for no reason.
Lawyers do not take these cases unless there is undeniable proof of blatant guilt, along with undeniable proof of catastrophic injury. Multiple law firms have confirmed that it takes over a million dollars worth of legal work to get these cases to trial.
The judge also promised me a pro bono attorney "if you make it past summary judgment".
The judge scheduled us for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) hearing with a magistrate judge. Mr. King elicited an offer from me, which I spent about 2 weeks working on, trying to make it as agreeable as possible. But then for the hearing, his written offer was to waive charging me his attorneys fees. The ADR magistrate confirmed that there was no legal basis for him to do that - it would be illegal. He had been ordered to participate in this hearing, and there was a legal obligation under the Rules of Procedure to try in good faith to settle the case. He violated the order and the rule of procedure (26 (f)).
All of my motions were completely ignored for no reason.
Mr. King / Defendant Virgil Smith lied about the cameras. They said "Denies the existence of cameras capable of recording in the vicinity", in writing, under oath. They never disputed that he put his knee on top of my back with all his weight on it.
Mr. King refused to comply with his Discovery obligations. I had to file about 4 different motions pertaining to their refusal to comply with the laws regarding disclosure of evidence.
Upon receiving an official Discovery request for records of camera equipment, I received a letter signed under oath by Mr. King (nearly 4 years after the incident) stating that the cameras CAN RECORD. But stating "tasks must be performed" to start the recording function, and stating that all records pertaining to the equipment that was installed at the time HAD BEEN DESTROYED (literally a federal and state crime, a civil tort violation, and a sanctionable act of legal misconduct).
Mr. King refused to schedule any of the witnesses for deposition, demanded MY deposition BEFORE he would even schedule the two deputies who assaulted me, even though I had been requesting depositions with other witnesses for over a month, and refused to schedule anyone else, he refused to answer interrogatories, he refused to provide copies of the policies from the time of the incident. He tried to pass off a weird spreadsheet with the word camera on it as proof that upgrades had been done to the cameras. He refused to provide complete training records for the deputies. He refused to provide details about the training. He refused to provide blueprints of the facility, refused to provide photos of the cameras at the location, refused to provide still images showing which direction the cameras were pointing, was caught lying under oath (and "penalty of perjury") multiple times, refused to provide photos of the deputies so I could schedule depositions efficiently.
The judge erroneously dismissed my Equal Protection claims, construing them as Due Process and Employment Discrimination claims, which are different types of claims than Equal Protection claims against a government actor. The government cannot arbitrarily treat anyone disparately. The Court also dismissed my "Monell" claim against the municipality for their "policies, customs, or practices", but left me leave to amend that claim. And she waited until Discovery opened over 1.5 years into litigation, to do this, forcing me to amend the complaint DURING DISCOVERY which was only open for a limited amount of time, instead of any point in the 1.5 years prior to that.
In the recorded interview with Andrew Cash and one of the witness deputies, she spontaneously states that Mr. Cash instructed her to review the written statements made by the two deputies who assaulted me prior to the interview. Another deputy witness confirmed that Mr. Cash had instructed her to review the written reports by the two deputies who assaulted me prior to her providing Mr. Cash with a written statement as well.
The judge finally retaliated against me, without rational basis, for filing motions, which I had filed because I was being illegally obstructed from preserving evidence, by withdrawing leave to amend regarding the "Monell" claim (I had stated a clear Monell claim to begin with, but the judge literally has an aversion to reading, and relies on guessing, and is biased against pro se litigants; I am summarizing well over 100 pages, if not well over double that, of motions, objections, and replies and the judge's responsive orders).
She did however, finally schedule a hearing with a Discovery referee magistrate. All my motions (and the months of work I was required to do dictated by the various rules) was completely disregarded, and both me and Mr. King were given 2 pages each (double spaced) to go over discovery issues, even though I had filed about 4 different motions about various issues, and he hadn't filed ANY, about Discovery issues, and never did.
During conference I was required to do in accordance with the Rules, Mr. King repeatedly tried to establish that I had committed crimes during the course of conferring which was my legal obligation, without having any rational basis to believe what he was trying to establish. He demanded evidence that would exist, and he kept repeating every lie he could come up with to the judge. The judge would either get annoyed at me if I addressed any of Mr. King's baseless accusations, or take his statements at face value for being 100% true.
Mr. King finally "compromised" and agreed to schedule depositions with me (as long as Mr. King wanted to) and the two deputies who had assaulted me (for 25 minutes each or something) all simultaneously, but refused to schedule anyone else, even though this was grossly advantageous to him, and in blatant violation of Rule 26 of Civil Procedure. One of the eye witness deputies later confirmed that he had "consulted" her over 4 times prior to the trial. During this deposition, Mr. King asked me where a family member of mine works. He had spent about 30-40 minutes trying to convince me that I can tell him anything, that the entire record was designated confidential, that I had nothing to worry about - and at a deposition, you are obligated to answer the questions unless they are harassing. Mr. King also requested contact information for counselors from over 10 years ago, and that was the only question I didn't answer - I told him to provide the request in writing. At some point after that, I told Mr. King to not contact my family member at her workplace, and Mr. King responded "unless you fully and completely cooperate" with his request for contact information for counselors from 10 years+ ago, he would do exactly that - harass my family member with subpoenas sent to her workplace, as I had requested he not do, without EVER REQUESTING A DEPOSITION WITH HER, just using it as leverage.
At the hearing, the Discovery Magistrate (Donna M. Ryu) discussed matters only with Mr. King, without including me. He told her that the 4 eye witness deputies "saw nothing" and "weren't there" (verbatim) trying to get her to deny me my request to take their deposition. She asked him if he would get them to sign fresh "sworn declarations", "under oath" (Judge Ryu's words, verbatim) stating this. Mr. King said yes, absolutely, he would. Judge Ryu asked me "Would that be okay?" I said "No." She started laughing, and asked me why, and I explained that I had explicitly described various interactions with them that had taken place while the carotid hold was still being applied to me, and that they had stated in their written statements that they had witnessed force being used, and that I was "not resisting". She confirmed that this was all true with Mr. King and that he already knew all of this, and ordered him to cooperate with scheduling them for deposition. Mr. King then repeated the same phrases "saw nothing", "weren't there" to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers prior to the trial.
After that, they went back to discussing matters only with eachother, and I was excluded from discussion. This was an hour long hearing, and at about the 45 minute mark, Mr. King was again lying to the magistrate judge, and when he had finished, I interjected, "That's not true". Judge Ryu shouted "Stop! Stop stop stop stop stop!" And then very assertively explained to me the importance of not interrupting people for the convenience of the court reporter / transcriber. I was excluded from the rest of the hearing.
At some point at either this hearing or the next one, I cited the legal requirement for the parties to disclose contact information for witnesses. I cited the rule of procedure. Judge Ryu responded, "Mr. King is a lawyer!" as if that alone justified his refusal to provide me contact information for EYE witnesses who saw the event. Mr. King and Ms. Abelson had also claimed that they did not have the contact information for the bystander witness (which was a lie), and refused to provide the contact information for the nurse. And when Magistrate Ryu ordered them to provide that, they only gave me the company name he used to work for.
Mr. King refused to provide both fresh written statements from the eye witness deputies as he had promised the magistrate, and to schedule them for deposition, and stated that if he provided written statements, they would be copied and pasted versions of the same statements previously provided, signed under oath (nowhere saying that they "saw nothing" or "weren't there").
Mr. King kept threatening to go to my family member's workplace unless I provided him contact information for counselors from 10+ years ago, DURING a DEPOSITION, without him providing any written request for the information.
He also interfered with scheduling the witnesses for deposition, with the Court reporter that I had hired, disregarded the schedule that I had set, and set them according to his own schedule, which raised the cost of deposition from an estimated about $700 to about $4,000, and said this was my one and only chance.
The Federal Pro Bono Project / the Justice & Diversity Center is an organization that receives seven million dollars a year in public funding and is under contract with the Federal District Court to work with the Court to provide legal consultation to pro se litigants. I had about 19 appointments with them, about 18 with Abby Herzberg, and 1 with Rosemarie Maliekel. Ms. Herzberg was precisely 15 minutes late to every single appointment, repeatedly gave me horrible advice ("just wait", do nothing, "don't file this", despite admitting that the entire motion was valid, directly causing excessive delay and the spoliation of crucial evidence). She also yelled at me aggressively on two occasions because I had brought up state laws, which were being currently violated against me, because the Court had dismissed my "state claims" because Sonoma County refused to supply with a state tort claim form when I first asked, reasoning that was not relevant to the state laws being currently violated against me. After Ms. Herzberg yelled at me the second time, I requested an appointment with Rosemarie Maliekel. Ms. Maliekel spent the entire appointment ranting at me about irrelevant issues, and kept talking over me and interrupting me. I was polite but eventually asked "can I finish what I was saying?" She responded "No!" and kept ranting at me.
I had repeatedly asked about how to properly get medical evidence, and about expert witnesses. Ms. Herzberg ignored my questions and spent nearly the entirety of almost every single appointment reading (or pretending to) through the rules, without letting me speak at all, even to summarize the relevant sections of the rules that I had read.
On a video on their webpage (on the Court's website, because they are a "partner project" with the Court), Abby Herzberg explicitly demonstrates a clear understanding of the fact that the Court provides funding for expert witnesses, despite ignoring my questions about that and spending nearly the entirety of almost every single appointment either reading rules or pretending to.
Discovery was closed.
Mr. King rehashed the legally baseless and frivolous "time barred" claim in a Motion for Summary Judgment. I was required to respond to it twice, and it was obvious Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wanted to dismiss my claim, and I was required to disprove their baseless legal claims with several tens of pages of case laws. I was required to answer all his "undisputed material facts" under threat of terminating my entire case, but he refused to answer mine. He lied over and over to the judges. As I said, the judge ruled that the laws "wouldn't allow [her] to" dismiss my entire case and rejected his Motion for Summary Judgement.
The Court ordered the Federal Pro Bono Project (FPBP) to put me on a list for attorneys seeking clients. Ms. Herzberg told me that if I filed any motions, that the FPBP would not cooperate with the Court's order, until 1 month before my trial, instead of 6 months before. She also said that a law firm had reached out to them about my case over a month prior to that, and that the staff at the FPBP had not followed up. My filing privileges were then revoked by the Court.
An attorney, David Ratner, reached out to me, and scheduled an initial consultation, over Zoom, at which he stated he "hates cops", and gave a showing of being enthusiastic. I explicitly told him that I wanted to make sure we were on the same page as far as what to "aim for". I told him that I had been working for FIVE YEARS, that I had almost died, that I had suffered two different extremely serious injuries (though I was up front about the injuries being surreptitious and that there had been major delays and flaws with medical evaluation, due to the hospitals not taking my insurance at the time, and ongoing delays because of Covid, and other reasons). I told him that what I asked for was consistent with the most similar case (the Esa Wroth case of 2013) that I knew of (an ask of three million dollars). This was coincidental. I was not aware of the Esa Wroth case when I came up with that number. I agonized over the number to ask for, and had tried SEVERAL times to resolve the case for a tiny fraction of that amount, with Kristi Shultz, with Janell Crane, with Lynda Hopkins, several times with Ms. Abelson who refused to even hear me out, and SEVERAL TIMES with Mr. King, and spent a lot of time trying to come up with a amount that would be MUTUALLY AGREEABLE, EACH TIME and described the methods I used to come up with that number in detail in court documents. Mr. Ratner explicitly agreed to aim for that at the trial. During the Zoom conference, his partner Shelley Mollineaux, showed up about 15 minutes late, stayed for about 3 minutes without saying anything, Mr. Ratner made an awkwardly flirtatious remark to her, and she left without saying anything at all.
Mr. Ratner, and Ms. Mollineaux, who was set to represent me at trial under Mr. Ratner's supervision, then both went dark for over a month. They ignored my emails, voicemails, and messages that I left with their receptionists. There was a hearing, and then Mr. Ratner emailed me demanding "all the documents" that I had. I had over 50 gb of files across thousands of files, and spent about a month working with his paralegals sending them batches of files, and providing all the information they asked me for. Mr. Ratner forwarded me an email from Mr. King where King accused me of violating a court order regarding providing medical providers and the physical addresses of my entire family and my friends, which was false -- the Court had ordered me to provide him CONTACT information, at a second hearing, which wasn't significant, and I had fully and completely complied in good faith with all the Court's orders. Mr. Ratner accused me of not sending him "anything", after I had spent at least several weeks with his paralegals sending them batches of files and information, and he simultaneously threatened to ask the judge for leave to withdraw.
There had been major delays with medical evaluation due in large part to Covid, as well as delayed discovery of brain injury, which is very common, and other factors.
With trial set, Mr. Ratner forwarded me an offer from Defendants for $5,000. Upon discussion (which was 100% in email because he refused to talk over the phone and Ms. Mollineaux completely ignored me), he accused me of not doing Discovery right. I pointed him to the video I referred to earlier, which I had found since Mr. Ratner took my case, but wasn't aware of when I was interacting with the FPBP, where the FPBP (Abby Herzberg), and various District Judges from the Court I was litigating in, state that it is general policy (and it is official policy under the Court's General Order 25) to REOPEN DISCOVERY when a pro bono attorney comes onto the case, and to FUND DEPOSITION AND EXPERT WITNESS FEES.
Mr. Ratner stated he "won't file any motions" and ultimately elected to withdraw from the case over fulfill his legal obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct. Judge Gonzalez Rogers IGNORED MY REQUEST FOR A HEARING, and in her order granting him leave to withdraw about 2 months before my trial, thanked him. I had spent a ton of time trying to find private attorneys and trying to talk to the FPBP, telling them very clearly that I expected to be put back on the list.After Mr. Ratner withdrew, the FPBP refused to put me back on the list. I was forced into trial BY MYSELF, at 1-2 months prior to trial, after 3 months of my time being completely wasted by Mr. Ratner and his law firm.
I went through the appropriate legal process to submit an expert witness. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, as usual, completely ignored my motions, but allowed me to use him after I went through the entire legal process, and paid him thousands of dollars without knowing if I would be granted permission or not, and provided the Court a report stating that the carotid hold was ILLEGAL unless the subject exhibited "assaultive behavior" and that Defendants had never alleged any behavior of mine that constituted "assaultive behavior" (under POST Basic, during 2017). The expert was a Master level instructor at a police academy and former SWAT.
Mr. King provided his pre-trial disclosures, and it contained a document from Rohnert Park police department which had been extensively redacted on the copy that they had provided to me. The new copy contained the contact information for the bystander witness. I called him, and he confirmed that he saw the entire thing, that I had never yelled at the deputies before the first deputy grabbed my arm, and that I was not resisting at any point in time. I told the judge this. She had me call him at a hearing, and both me and Mr. King were allowed a couple of minutes to ask him questions, where he refused to admit that I was even "wiggling" when Mr. King badgered him.
RPPD later sent me the email correspondence between them and Mr. King and Mr. King clearly stated that he had that copy in his records without them sending it, but wanted them to send it to appear official, meaning they had the contact information for the bystander witness the entire time, when they repeatedly lied that they didn't have it.
The judge then refused to allow him to appear at the trial over Zoom (during the height of Covid, even though she let one of the deputies), and refused to summon him to the trial.
Just prior to the trial, the Judge accused me falsely of firing my attorney, and explicitly prohibited me from telling the jury about ANY of the Defendants previous statements about the camera's ability to record (that they had lied about it for 4 years). She explicitly prohibited me from submitting scientific evidence about the carotid hold. She allowed Mr. King to make extremely defamatory false remarks about me and my past which had a huge impact on the jury's perception of things. At a pretrial hearing, we had gone over about 110 documents that I wanted to present at the trial. She vetted about 40 as admissible at the hearing, but at the trial she only let me submit about 4. Defendants were allowed to submit a SECOND expert witness, both of whom worked for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. The first was Andrew Cash. The second was James Naugle who had been disclosed literally a week before trial, without a report, and without allowing me to take his deposition. She refused to allow me to ask Mr. Naugle about case laws, or about information pertaining to the carotid hold. The Court refused to summon any of my treating physicians, whom I had provided the names and contact information for in my disclosures at the end of Discovery and some in my initial disclosures, and I had complied with Mr. King's written requests for information or objected within the boundaries of the laws (which I quoted and cited), in good faith, and complied with the Court's orders, in good faith.
I had informed the Court that I was scheduled for medical evaluations for brain injury AFTER THE TRIAL. The Court completely ignored this.
So it was my word against theirs. 5 years, at the time of the mistrial, to get a mockery of a trial, and have the jurors' time completely wasted. The jury wrote me a letter thanking me or something, but awarded me nothing.
I was diagnosed with organic brain injury after the trial. I had a similar test prior to the incident and had absolutely no problems and answered every question with no trouble. I now score in the FOURTH PERCENTILE on those areas.
Despite its length, this has been a short summary of all the events over the past 6 years. Much has been summarized, and much has been left out. I tried my best to balance completeness with leaving out irrelevant details.
There is no record of any misconduct on the part of anyone involved in this that is available to any law enforcement agencies or to the public. Nobody has been disciplined. No investigation was ever conducted. I was almost killed and was seriously injured, under a camera, and in front of witnesses, and spent 6 years working with the government. The government has done precisely NOTHING.
The County now routinely retaliates against me whenever we interact, in blatant violation of various laws.
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2023.04.02 06:01 AutoModerator Daily Roundtable: Community Q&A

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2023.04.02 05:55 ThursdayNeverCame Someone's a Little Salty

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2023.04.02 05:52 Key_Piano4447 Gonna start Dark Souls

I've just beat Bloodborne today (don't own DLC yet) so I figured I'd start Dark Souls today. I've only played and beat Elden Ring and Bloodborne, is there anything I'm gonna need to know before I start this?
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2023.04.02 05:50 Crackedandimplat Is this noise normal or no? (Audio Warning)

Is this noise normal or no? (Audio Warning)
For context, I recently bought my first telescope. A Celestron NexStar 4GT. I bought it for Fairly cheap, and it wouldn’t start. It turned on for about 3 seconds before it powered back off, so I knew it worked. I’ve been gutting the thing to see if there’s something out of place. One of the metal rings that the battery plops into was corroded, so I fixed that up and it worked. Now when I move it it make such a loud noise.
Could it be (1) it’s loud because the covers aren’t on? Or (2) it’s just that loud to begin with? Or 3 (it needs WD40?)
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2023.04.02 05:49 ScarHydreigon87 I did a playthrough of Elden Ring as Danchou

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