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2015.12.30 22:26 CaptainHair59 /r/CaptainHair59 Go one, go all, Captain Hairs 1-58!

Hopefully the other CaptainHair\s will leave me alone here...

2023.06.08 09:46 inquisitor-author Some context on dev bias against Iris and Sardegna

If any of you have been keeping up with the recent drama surrounding the soon to end current event, one is rather likely to have stumbled upon accusation that the devs has rather consistently shafted Iris and Sardegna as factions.
Now, I grew up in mainland china and is as of now in touch with some mainland chinese online communities, so i was thinking that i could perhaps offer some context to why the devs could have bias against these two factions.
What i have noted is that in popular chinese history circles, especially ones concerned with the 20th century, france and italy are quite widely a mix of ignored and ridiculed, heck one of the first things i was introduced to when i first started engaging in cursory studies of ww2 history back when i was kid and before i moved out of mainland china is the joke of "if italy was our enemy, we can conquer them with five divisions, if they were neutral we can intimidate them with 10, but now they're on our side and we have to protect them with 20!" (its an unfortunately common joke in chinese pop history circles...) And there is straight up a dedicated term in chinese internet vocabulary for memes/jokes/content making fun of french military performance.
However all of this pales in front of, and is perhaps arguably caused by one core issue, and that is that just like many countries (most notoriously america) The focus of chinese history had always been on things that are most relevant to its own experiences, especially the century of humiliation. And during the century of humiliation as well as the chinese perspective during the world wars and the interwar period, five countries stand out as the most saliently involved in china's fate and events: Britain (opium wars, hong kong, burning the summer palace), Germany (Tsingtau lease which most famously led to the introduction of tsingtau beer which pretty much every chinese know about, the dingyuan class iron clads of first sino japanese war fame being built in germany, interwar sino german military cooperation with the KMT army adopting the stahlhelm, etc etc) Japan (no explaination needed) America (China's greatest and most relevant modern day rival) and russia (ceding of outer manchuria, influence over manchuria, etc etc). And thus knowledge about these five countries would be prioritized in education in china which explains the lack of pushback in chinese history circles against the excessive ridicule against france and italy which most chinese pop history fans likely know little about beyond napoleon (chinese pop history fans love that guy compared to the rest of french history) due to their involvement in china's most recent, most relevant and most painful history being far less than the five aforementioned nations, which also by chance happen to be the four main factions and a minor faction whose story position punch significantly above their irl abilities!
All of this of course don't justify the handleling of the situation by the devs as they have large international market and should've known better, but they are at the end of the day a mainland chinese company and thus are not immune to biases in chinese education and perception of history, and this could potentially offer some context as to why the devs are treating iris and sardegna like this. However i absolutely agree with those who say that the IB paperships are getting too much, given the strong position the devs decided to give the ironblood in the story, I believe they really should heavily expand into incorporating the SMS into the ironblood ship roster instead of adding more and more fake ships (Royal fortune set the sailboat precedent, give me the SMS Seeadler already reeeeeeee!)
Sorry if this piece of chinasplaining is overly long and rambly, I just wanted to offer some potential insight and context, and i wrote this late at night where im at after having just scrolled through a bunch of stuff about the recent drama as well as some rather weird takes on shipgirl personalities.
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2023.06.08 09:46 Dragmire_Afterlife This was such a great show and I can't believe the crowd was so small

OC vs Swerve was an absolute banger of a match and their feud is going to go crazy. Both of them are fantastic in the ring together and the crowd ate all of it up and were asking for more at the end.
The Tornado Tag match was super fun and again the crowd was constantly going crazy. The chop counting moment with Hook was hype as fuck because everyone around him was on their feet screaming at the top of their lungs
The BCC is consistently a highlight for me on AEW especially with Bryan currently on the announce desk like Regal was. Mox is my favorite wrestler, Claudio and Yuta are consistently great in the ring and Bryan is one of the greatest of all time. The faction works. It just works.
MJF and Adam Cole had everybody in the palm of their hands and produced a near perfect promo that should wipe away any doubt people had over Adam Cole (Bay Bay) on the mic. Hopefully Adam wins next week just barely so we get a proper title match for the belt. This should be the start of a legendary feud. Also the piss cup remark sent me lol.
The women's match was really good too. I don't think the fans will get tired of Kris ANY time soon and she will hopefully take that belt and run with it like Orange Cassidy has. Just taking on anyone who steps up to the plate.
Bullet Club Gold is growing on me and I think if the Gunns have actually joined it, this is the perfect next step for them. They are pretty good in the ring but always needed that little nudge in the right direction character wise so joining the Bang Bang Gang could be that nudge.
But above everything else, and everything else was really freaking good, they miked up the crowd perfectly so that couple thousand person crowd sounded like a packed arena and elevated every spot on the card by hearing the crowd be as hyped on TV as they were irl. We all know how much poor crowd miking has hurt shows even when reports from the actual venues are saying it was loud as hell and AEW 100% got it right tonight.
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2023.06.08 09:46 Lam2J Coming back to your bike to find someone sitting on it. How do you react?

On a ride this afternoon and stopped by a cafe in a busy area to grab a coffee. Left my bike unattended for no longer than 3 minutes, walk out and see someone jumping on my bike getting in a full tuck position and his mate taking pictures.
I was obviously mad about the fact that some random dude just jumped on my bike not knowing if he has any experience with them.
I walk over to the bike and stand right next to them as they’re leisurely taking some snaps.. they don’t seem to care at all. He gets off and says “nice bike” and walks away. Didn’t say anything back to him, just gave him a strange look not knowing whether it’s worth blowing up about it.
If someone asks me I don’t really have a problem with it but the fact he just jumped on without a care was a little unsettling.
I’m new to the bike world and this is the first time I’ve caught someone doing it.
How have you reacted? Any horror stories?
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2023.06.08 09:46 Fablabfl Microblading near me

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2023.06.08 09:45 Ill_Possible4061 Honestly, fine.

Doing this to vent.
At this point, I’m done. I’ve given it to God and I hope it works out but if it doesn’t then I literally don’t care anymore. I’ll always love you unconditionally but literally wtf. I’ve told sooo many people, including my mom, that I was going to marry you and I do still believe that. But if not and I end up looking more stupid than I already have, whatever. I do not care anymore. I’ve put it all on the line for you so many times and all you wanna do is run, run, run & so after today where I’ve felt you pulling back your energy after aaaalll that’s happened and aaaalll I’ve showed you, then seriously just keep running dude if that’s what you think will make you happy. Not playing this game with you anymore. When you decide fr to be a big girl and you want to soldier up finally then come talk to me and MAYBE I will be down, but this is bs and you know it. So nah, keep doing you and I’ll stick to the original plan of closing everything off if and until you can get your act together. Fuck this. This isn’t a game and I deserve better. If you can’t do this then another girl will be happy to and that’ll suck & I don’t want it but at the same time at least with her I know where she stands. Good luck replacing me dude. I am seriously SO pissed at you right now. Please fr do not contact me physically or spiritually for several days. This was the straw that broke the camels back and I am not doing this anymore.
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2023.06.08 09:45 _DrNobody_ r/conspiracy claims the Jews orchestrated the killing of RFK and JFK. Multiple highly upvoted comments allege that the Jews control the world economy and government, also featuring Holocaust Denial!

And only the most vile and antisemitic comments that border on Stormfront-level discourse have been removed.
Which proves that they only moderate the bare fucking minimum to appear like they're not hateful bigots by only getting rid of the blatantly obvious shit while leaving behind the dogwhistle comments. However, checking ceddit/reveddit will reveal dozens of extremely vile comments.
That subreddit doesn't ban Nazis. They only hide them in the closet and tell them not to be overt about their views so that they don't get caught by the admins or the media. They've been doing this shit since the founding of Reddit, and they will never stop.
In fact, the moderators of r-conspiracy only scrubbed the comments of that post after r-AntiSemitismInReddit called it out, only further proving my point- they only moderate to save face, and nothing else.
In my opinion, that's fucking vile. Millions of brave people around the world put down their lives to end the Nazi war machine - they must be horrified knowing what kinds of people their children have become. It sickens me to no end.
Archive link:
I looked through the comments a second time after mentally readying myself. There's Holocaust denial and people screeching about anti-hate speech laws and antisemitism laws, and one person quotes that nazi pedophile (you know exactly what quote I'm talking about).
This is the most upvoted comment in the entire post:
Shocker: the Rothschild funded and esoterically established political zionist State of Israel caused the assassination of the Kennedy brothers, 9/11 and a litany of other conspiracies not accepted by the mainstream. Almost as if... as if Israel fits into a grand religious conspiracy to bring about Daniel's final world kingdom under the guise of "democracy"
Jeez, calm down. You don't need to hide "da joos" behind a million different dogwhistles. We get it.
If you talk about a certain group of people that definitely doesn't start with a J, you get into trouble
I'm talking about the Jews right now. Am I in trouble? No. We have a problem with hate.
Out of any nation they would do anything to arm themselves after being slaughtered. I do not blame them entirely. ( downvotes poor on in for mis interpreting it as supporting murder). Isreal sent in a group to South America and kidnapped a former ss officer to have them stand trial. It was a major controversy at the time. This also lead to the exposure that the US gov was employing former ss officers. There was a lot of valuable information and advances that could come from them. The Soviet Union did the exact same thing as well.
Should mention the programs hiring former ss officers was largely shut down as there was a growing concern for them to be working against the nations that hired them.
Hey dumbasses. Knowlede is power. PROVE MY FUCKING ASS WRONG.
Reasonable comment, yet it was voted to the bottom of the page. Here's the most upvoted reply:
downvotes poor on in for mis interpreting it as supporting murder
Nah, I downvoted because of this part
after being slaughtered
Literal fucking holocaust denial.
Here's some other Valuable Discussion:
You can demonise the Chinese, you can badmouth the Russians, you can question the Mongolian basket weavers, you can even pillory white people til the cows come home, but you can't... (insert something here), or you'll get reported and suspended.
Never surprises me. They are the real puppet masters. Antisemitism laws are placed to protect them being exposed.
Ah, the typical "JeWs CoNtRoL tHe WoRlD" narrative. This shit has been proven false since 1910. Boo-hoo, get better material. You've never moved on from Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
And for the record, people who spout "anti-white racism" get banned at a higher rate than people who post racism and antisemitism online. If anything, that's the real conspiracy. But they never talk about that, do they? Yawn these people are absolute fucking tools.
What a Cohencidence
G-Get it? Cohen's a Jewish name, hahaha aha! Why aren't you laughing?
Ah, I can't wait until the day that r-conspiracy finally gets the ban hammer.
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2023.06.08 09:45 mylampisbroken Parking garage destroyed my car paint.

I have a 2021 chrysler 300 i’ve had less than two years. Last year i moved into a an apartment building near Chicago. I worked hard for my car and wanted to keep it safe, protected, and have a peace of mind so i paid the extra $125 a month to park in the buildings underground garage. I was unaware that this garage was falling apart until the damage was done… i woke up to flakes of cement/dust/dirt/asphalt or god knows what all over my car. Included in the stuff that fell from the ceiling is water consistently leaking. I assume it’s coming through the cracks from the parking lot above. i didn’t realize that this wasn’t regular water, but water mixed with cement or whatever the structure is made of… so the water dripped all over my car over the course of several months without my knowledge. (it’s dark down there) It wasn’t until i took my car out to wax it and do a deep clean i noticed the water marks would not come out. nothing gets it out.. i’ve tried every trick and every chemical. the paint is stained and discolored. The worst part is since the water was consistently leaking it actually formed two rust spots on the roof. When i told the apartment manager, they moved my spot in the garage, but it was just as bad the entire ceiling is falling apart. After complaining again they let me cancel the garage parking payment and i now park outside. I was told by my insurance company i could file a comprehensive claim but my deductible is still fairly high. I feel i shouldn’t have to pay for this at all? i paid 125$ a month for at least 8 months to have my new cars paint destroyed.. i was honestly devastated. Is this worth making the apartment take responsibility ?
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2023.06.08 09:45 Spunkydooda Muscle soreness

I’m unsure if this is a symptom of b12 deficiency. Ive been a gym goer for many years and recently when all this suspected b12 deficiency occurred I’ve found that training has left me feeling very fatigued and aching for days after. For example if i trained legs in the past I would have DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) for around 2 days. These days I’m getting DOMS for up to 7 days! And I’m not lifting nowhere near as much or as frequent as I used to. I started self injecting 1500mg b12 last week every 3 days so far and I am feeling better, but still far off from how I used to feel.
So my question is does muscle soreness from lifting weights that lingers for days on end a part of b12 deficiency?
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2023.06.08 09:45 ProteinFarts123 Found pricing for a DMARC vendor which are pushed by Microsoft, and it is disgusting.

Been evaluating DMARC recently, and I couldn't find much information to help guide me when comparing options. So I tried to write down my thoughts in a way I would have found useful. I hope someone on here gets a bit of value out of it.
A few observations is that there is a huge disparity between bottom range vendors and top range vendors in terms of price, and that there is a corresponding disparity in terms of tool functionality and Trust-center maturity. Top tier vendors offer some cool functions, but the increase in price was hardly worth it.
Common DMARC vendor problems
Common problems among nearly all DMARC vendors we spoke to (with 1 exception) was that they all had a hard time giving us a fixed quote, claiming that they needed to run a PoC/Trial to analyze our volumes before being able to quote us. A few would provide gross estimates for us. I got a bit grossed out, because it felt like the sales reps we met with were trying to gauge how much money they'd be leaving on the table.
Bottom Tier DMARC vendor problems
The bottom tier were sketchy in terms of where support is located, where data is processed (issue especially if we collect Forensic reports) and had a difficult time answering questions on the robustness and maturity of their organizational/technical controls for whatever certifications they held. They also provided low-usability UI:s and underwhelming project management features.
One of the vendors even suggested we spin up 2 instances of their platform to manage active/inactive domains separately. I assume sales person was either a) incompetent or b) thought we had just jumped off the bus from Jokkmokk or c) the tool was horrendous.
Another consideration was that these vendors were mostly in start-up mode, and really pushed their logo-slides, indicating to me that they are desperately accumulating corporate value to become attractive acquisition targets. God forbid they'd be purchased by like DarkTrace or something.
I did a bit of quick and dirty math, and couldn't see how they were running sustainable business models. When they described their headcounts and I looked at the revenue generated with an average across their entire "we have this many customers" slide. Especially since a few of the logos these guys said were 'customers' are actually using their freemium/trial to monitor (checked with contacts at company's who were part of the logo-slides.).
These vendors cost next to nothing, but introduce a level of risk I was not happy with.
Top Tier DMARC Vendor problems
3 of the vendors we looked at fit into this category, and the prices were absolutely outrageous. As in +30x higher prices. Than the other vendors. 2 of these were more forthcoming about price estimates, and the last one did the thing where the sales rep was really shady about the pricing so we finally had enough (I found their price list through google dorks and nearly puked).
However, the 2 vendors who were more forthcoming about their prices advised us that there is a mandatory Managed Service tacked onto the DMARC tool. The managed service sounded nice (bi-weekly/monthly project calls with a consultant from their side, effectively brining our time investment down by from ~6-8h / week to ~1-4h / week, which is helpful due to backlog). But we would be unable to unsubscribe from the managed service even after achieving p=reject and just monitoring.
The vendor who's prices nearly made me puke literally had 1 unique selling point compared to peers. The ability to generate DKIM keys through their console. Helpful, sure. But it absolutely does not merit a 2x higher price than the other 2 Top Tiers. The issue I have here is that this was the vendor pushed by Microsoft, and it really got under my skin that the sales rep almost took it for granted that the business was theirs because of the recommendation by MSFT. It made me wonder how many deals these guys get for outrageous price points by buyers who don't know any better.
These vendors cost a bunch, but offer the level of risk I am OK with introducing
What did we end up doing?
One of the vendors who didn't fit into either Top Tier or Low Tier fulfilled our criteria;
  1. Mature trust-center backed by good contracts, DPA:s ISO-certs and SOC-II etc. Sales rep and Engineer could speak towards various elements and were happy to make introductions to their CISO:s direct reports for more information.
  2. Price point was in-between Top tier & Bottom Tier.
  3. Price transparency and Predictability (They could provide prices based on # active domains + number of employees, irrespective of email volumes & sending services)
  4. Managed service portion could be removed upon renewal (once every 12 months) and the price effectively goes down by 50%.
  5. The sales rep was slightly less sleazy, but maybe that was because their licensing model was simpler? He was also transparent when we asked about recent negative feedback about their support.
  6. UI is decent & Integrated project management section so that tasks created in other sections of the console are populated into the project management time-line and assigned to an owner.
  1. I don't want to break any policy here. So won't post a link to the price-list I found via dorks. I found it on a publicly facing governmental digital market place, published by one of the vendor's partners. Example:
    1. 3-10 Domains + <5 Sending Services scales from £17.5K / year up to 3-10 Domains + <27 Sending services for £100K / Year. And god help you if you have +50 domains.
  2. Don't want to mention which vendor we went with in the end. But we got 25 Domains + Unlimited volume + unlimited sending services for ~ €12K / year.
    1. As a comparison this is 10x the price of the Low-tier vendors, and 35% of the price of the most expensive vendor (when accounting for our number of sending sources, email volume and domains)
    2. Year 1 we added on Manage Services to help with our backlog, which we plan on cutting away once p=reject can be safely activated (expected time frame ~6 months -- Which realistically means ~8 months). At this point our annual bill goes down from €18K to €12K / Year.
  3. A key consideration that I found tricky before finding the vendor we went with, was trying to forecast expected email volumes since the company is planning on entering new markets, with big marketing pushes. We could have woken up one day and gotten a "true-up" call with up-to a 6x license price increase if our outbound volumes exceeded 2.5million emails. (I don't see that happening anytime soon, but I'd hate to forget about this as the company grows).
  4. Getting approval for the spend was done together with marketing, and we split it 50/50. We basically asked our CMO-lite what would happen if their marketing emails went to junk-folders or were rejected outright because one of their marketing services was unaccounted for.
    1. Convo went something like:
      1. "What's your worst-case projection for this initiative?"
      2. "It's x% of target"
      3. "Okey, does that worst-case projection account for if your email marketing ends up in junk folders?"
      4. "Ye... erhh.. end up in junk folders...?"
      5. (Marketing now has a vested interest in being open about the crap they use/want to get, and CMO-lite has raised this twice with her team so far).
Sorry for any spelling/grammar issues, guys. English =/= first language. Some of the information here could be inconsistent between territories/markets. Hope someone finds it helpful.
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2023.06.08 09:44 Significant_Step6388 Why people are so rude !!!!

So this is the story when I was 15 years old. I was in 10th standard and I used to have a crush on a girl. She was really pretty. And I used to look at her every time. I wanted to talk to her but I didn’t have the courage to go and talk to her. So 2-3months passed by and I didn’t tell anyone that I have a crush on her because you know when you tell your friends this kind of thing they starts doing stupid things like screaming your name in front of her etc. But one day one of my class mate get to knows that I have a crush on her. And this classmate of mine knows my crush he used to talk to her. So he said to me that bro I will talk to her about you. And I said that no bro leave i. It is just a crush I will get over it after some time [ I WAS LYING]. But somehow he convinced me and I thought what the worst thing she can say to me is [NO] . So I said to my friend go and talk to her and he talked to her and he said that she wants to talk to you and I said ok. So at the end of the day whole school was gathered in the hall for some announcement and I was standing 2 or 3 places behind her. And I heard my friend saying to her that he is the guy I was talking about him [referring to me]. And she looked at me and said to me “HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR FACE, YOU UGLY PIECE OF SHIT, I WILL HIT YOUR FACE WITH MY SHOE IF YOUR EVER LOOKED AT ME AGAIN” And children started laughing. I can’t tell you how I felt that day. My eyes started to fill with tears somehow I managed not to cry .but when I reached home I cried my heart out. I could not forget about that day till now. I am[ 22 NOW] and still whenever I think about this my eyes starts to fill with tears and I start feeling low.
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2023.06.08 09:42 Cookie_Pup393 Too scared to draw so here’s the basic info

Stand Name:Creepy Nuts
Stats:No one ever uses them anyway so why bother
Looks:Resembles Jumping Jack Flash but in more of a “Yakuza” Fashion or in a delinquent style with more rough edges
Ability:Has 3 separate abilities 1.Being able to make 1 thing invisible, it could be anything but it only works as long as you can touch it
2.Being able to make 1 thing mute, it could be anything but it only works as long as you can touch it
3.Being able to make one thing untouchable,not like WOU where if you get close your dead, it’s literally that you can’t touch it and you just phase right through it like a ghost, and again it can be anything but it only works as long as you can touch it
You can not use all 3 abilities on 1 thing, it can only be used separately
Examples of use: Invisible poison darts to incapacitate your enemies ,Mute someone calling for backup,Shoot through walls by changing the bullet back to solid mass last second before it hits the target
It may needs some nerfs but tell me what you think!
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2023.06.08 09:42 nikothedreamer94 Stressed about Visa Renewal

Im a South African citizen working in Japan and my Visa expires on the 1st of July. That in itself is no issue as my company has given me a Visa renewal package . All I need to do is fill in my part and take it into immigration with a photo and residence card.
Whats stressing me is my passport situation. It expires on the 30th of this month . But i applied for a new one in March and it will arrive In about September or August. Ive heard you can apply for an extension as long as the passport is valid at the time you make the application. But im still stressed that the wont like that my passport is nearly expires?How do I prove to them that my new passport is in process?
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2023.06.08 09:42 ANerdyPoet I found this book second hand at a thrift store near me. Have any of you read it? What were your impressions?

I found this book second hand at a thrift store near me. Have any of you read it? What were your impressions? submitted by ANerdyPoet to chess [link] [comments]

2023.06.08 09:41 godmodeforthewin2003 West Coast's guitar sounds like Avicii's song Wake Me Up

Does the song West Coast have near identical chords to Avicii's song Wake Me Up? I was listening to West Coast just now on a spotify playlist, and only was it shortly after the lyrics start at 0:20 that I realized I wasn't listening to Wake Me Up. I like both artists so I picked up on it rather easily, although I haven't listened to Wake Me Up in a while so I could be completely missing the mark.
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2023.06.08 09:40 LazyBrokerAz Can anyone identify what model any of these are? They're for sale near me all not running but he's only asking $200 and they all look complete.

Can anyone identify what model any of these are? They're for sale near me all not running but he's only asking $200 and they all look complete. submitted by LazyBrokerAz to scooters [link] [comments]

2023.06.08 09:40 aphroditestherapist My McDonalds interview Experience

Note: I am a 16 year old female and live in Australia.
I will basically just note down the main points, feel free to ask questions in the comments.
Additional notes:
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2023.06.08 09:40 catussucculent How to ease withdrawal symptoms or completely stop them? Prozac

Hi, I have been off Prozac for a few weeks now and after all this time I’m just barely getting withdrawal symptoms that have hit me like a truck. I’ve stopped other antidepressants before but holy cow, nothing like this ever before. I’ve been getting headaches, intense brain zaps, and severe dizziness. I’ve been reading up on what to do for withdrawal symptoms but articles I’ve come across say to exercise?? Bruh, I can’t even stand up with out brain zaps and dizziness. I have some very important school stuff coming up and need to focus and be present 100% but ugh it’s been terrible and difficult to do so. So I want to see if anyone has had any success combatting withdrawal symptoms? and if so may you please help a redditor out. I did come across an article that said that maybe nighttime cough/flu syrup could help. Idk I welcome any all tips. Thank you
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2023.06.08 09:39 Dogluvr1991 Help with eco friendly project

Hi! My business partner and I are trying to create reusable bottles for miscellaneous refill items.
We want to be eco friendly- or we aren’t doing it. I don’t want to use plastic, and thought aluminum was our material, but it seems almost impossible due to the shape that we want these bottles to be. We want some weird, wavy, shapes and I’ve been told it’s near impossible with aluminum. Someone told me to look into hydroforming and I’ve been trying but not getting a ton of responses.
I’m looking for people who know what they are doing. Either for some help finding a manufacturer (paid) or even just ideas about sustainable materials I might be overlooking.
Clay would be awesome, but it is easily breakable, yes? Not ideal. We want them as durable as possible. We would really like to use aluminum if we could
Thanks SO much (I’m going crazy haha)
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2023.06.08 09:38 Dogluvr1991 Eco friendly help

Hi! My business partner and I are trying to create reusable bottles for miscellaneous refill items.
We want to be eco friendly- or we aren’t doing it. I don’t want to use plastic, and thought aluminum was our material, but it seems almost impossible due to the shape that we want these bottles to be. We want some weird, wavy, shapes and I’ve been told it’s near impossible with aluminum. Someone told me to look into hydroforming and I’ve been trying but not getting a ton of responses.
I’m looking for people who know what they are doing. Either for some help finding a manufacturer (paid) or even just ideas about sustainable materials I might be overlooking.
Clay would be awesome, but it is easily breakable, yes? Not ideal. We want them as durable as possible. We would really like to use aluminum if we could
Thanks SO much (I’m going crazy haha)
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2023.06.08 09:38 DementedCreus My (22m) GF (22f) has anxiety attacks almost daily and I now feel useless

TL.DR. at the end...
Pretty much what the title says. My gf has had anxiety and depression for years. We met last year through a mutual best friend "K" (21f), between August and September, and we hit it off as friends.
A few weeks later, I told K that I might be developing fellings for this girl but wasn't sure yet and would not try anything before being completely positive about it. She then suggested that I gorget about it for a while, since this girl was not in a very stable position, mentally speaking.
We get to february and I finally managed to get out of my ex's claws (she managed to rope me back in for a few months before I finally broke free). It should be noted that before and after the deal with my ex, I was completely sane and ready for a relationship (at least that's what I was told by my therapist).
Back to february and I told K that I liked this girl and was sure of it, we had become good friends and I was certain I felt that way and that she felt the same. K told me to go for it, so I went. I told my GF I liked her, I had liked her for some time and wanted us to date.
At first she was confused because she had had toxic relationships previously and was surrounded by false rumors (by the way I despise those), thinking nobody would have feelings for her. She told me she needed to talk about it. I agreed and waited patiently for her answer. She came back saying she felt something but wasn't sure what it was, but was willing to find out.
We dated for a month and a half and she managed to confirm that she did feel the same for me as I did for her, so I waited a couple kore days and proposed to her, so it became official.
While we were dating, and after we became an official couple, she'd have these anxiety attacks on our nightly facetime. They'd last a month on every single night, then be good for a week, and then back at it for another month. I tried to help her as best as I could by reassuring her, letting her know I was there and anything to try to calm her down.
Overtime, it became more difficult, she would no longer answer me and would start hitting herself on her thighs, getting bruises high enough her leg so that her skirts (she likes to wear them) would hide the marks. I died inside whenever I heard her doing it (she would turn off her camera but not her microphone).
She then told me she wanted me to listen, but because she did it in order to receive attention (she gets the worst end of the deal when it comes to her family and "friends"( they started the rumors based on a case of sexual harassment she suffered during the pandemic by someone we both know)). She did it so much she started doing it out of pure reflex, but I managed to convince her to stop.
She stopped hitting herself for a while when she found out I used to do it in private whenever I experienced my own anxiety attacks in the past and also when I told her it made me feel desperate and useless since I could do nothing to stop her whilst being over the phone.
This got her worse because she blamed herself for everything (this is important since she does it a lot over pretty much anything), but stopped punching herself. The first month of anxiety passed and we had a rather pepaceful week, then it came again.
We had a fre misunderstandings over silly things and she started doing something I always hated but never had the guts to say it since I fear I'll make it worse: she stated that every bad thing that happened to her was not important because she deserved it.
Now I don't know about you, but I am the kind of person who believes that nobody deserves to have bad things happening to them. May them be as small as scratching your arm against rose thorns or as big as mentally or physically suffering any sort of abuse.
She, however, is way down that hole and doesn't seem to get out, she says she'll do the work, but I just keep seeing her get worse and worse. Her family does the opposite of help (she gets treated like the black sheep even though she's done nothing wrong) and her classmates and project classmates pretty much force her to do all the work.
Between that and her job, she can't get a break from all the emotional trouble and breaks down every single time. I can't even have a normal conversation for more than five mintues because she starts berating herself and hurting herself again. She now digs her nails into her skin and pulls her hair (at least that's all I've been able to see, cause she might still punch herself without me knowing).
I have tried everything but she always goes back to thinking she's a failure despite everything she's accomplished.
She stops breathing, she feels like she's choking, she ends up telling me I deserve better and that it'd be easier if she just died, to which I counter with "and what about me?" Which gives me "you can get someone better than me because I am a waste of resources" and I am so tired and desperate of hearing that.
She knows I tried to end it myself last year by almost jumping of a building and falling on a piked fence. I did not go through with it by some miracle because I decided I was NOT going out that way and that whenever the time came, I would leave on my own terms.
She tried to do the same on a pedestrian bridge that overlooked a busy avenue but said she was to much of a coward to go through with it because she suddenly feared death. I told her at the moment that fearing death was everything but coward, and I stand by it.
I have a great deal of respect to people who did not go through with it and even towards people who, sadly, did. It is not easy to get yourself out of taking that last step or moving the arm or fingers and swallow one last time.
Whenever she has these situations she apologizes, stating she says a lot of things she doesn't mean, but I'm not sure anymore and it makes my heart break.
Last week I could not take it anymore, it was finals week and I had been studying as much as I could. I was also needed at home a lot to take care of repairs and stuff, so I had to cancel a few times we would be seeing each other. She confronted me about it, saying she felt disappointed, alone, worthless and a failure.
Then I snapped.
I snapped in a different manner than what you may think. I apologized, and didn't even explain. I apologized profusely about making her feel like that and that if she didn't want to talk to me anymore and end things, then I would understand completely and would not get angry or mad at all.
To be honest, it is kind of difficult for me to go out, even if it's just with friends. My family's economic situation is not great (my father stole from us before he ran away, died and left us with massive debts to cover, along with school debts) and everytime I want to go out, the first answer is always "we have no money, you will not go out".
After I said what I said while my first mental breakdown in months. She got worse. Open mouth, insert foot.
We talked it out, thought we'd progressed, but she's brought it up again a few times during her anxiety attacks.
This leads us to today.
One of her friends (it was NOT K) had an anxiety attack of her own and we went to help her. Said friend passed out in her arms (nobody saw it coming) and we rushed her to the infirmary. My GF had to go take an exam and I walked her to it. While on the way, she started having one herself, as she thought of herself as the worst friend ever because she had to go to the exam.
I tried comforting her as best as I could, but I had to skeddadle back home on the bus route and was running out of time. She had an anxiety attack about the same thing during the exam, told me about it and I couls only sit in the bus feeling miserable and useless.
I got home, she then got picked up by her parents and got home, we started talking and something insignificant on one of her school chats triggered another anxiety attack and she stopped breathing. This went on for a couple of hours. I'd try to stabilize her and not two minutes after she'd get it again.
She finally mamaged to sleep, but I am in dire need of any kind of help. I feel useless, desperate, ignored, fed up, worthless. I feel like I'm not enough because she told me she felt alone in this world and it just broke my heart. But everytime I tell her that I was sorry she felt that way or anything else to try to comfort her, she replies it's not my fault, that she's the one with the problem and that's it. But she keeps falling into the same things and repeats them over and over again for hours.
I don't know what else to do.
For those who read the entire thing, thank you.
TL.DR.: My GF's anxiety attacks have gotten worse and I feel useless and worthless because of it.
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2023.06.08 09:37 CierraScottie13 Sister is an orthodontist and wants whole family to get Invisalign

My sister says everyone (my parents, other sister, husband, brother in law, me, etc.) in our family needs Invisalign. She has already declared she is going to Invisalign certain family members. My main thing is that it costs around $5,000.00 for me to get it. I technically have more than that amount saved up but honestly I want to use the money to eventually buy a new car since my current one is 10 years old and possibly buy a condo in the near future. I know I could also do a payment installment plan but with high cost of living and the state of economy I am not saving a whole lot each month and am using a lot of my money on living expenses. With my teeth, I do have a bit of an overbite and a bit of crookedness on one tooth. I would rather wait to do Invisalign until I am a bit older (I am 26), maybe wait until I am in my thirties when I am more financially stable. But then again I get nervous that if I don’t get it I am going to have certain health issues.
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2023.06.08 09:34 duddlered The Big Oof! Volume 1 Chapter 41: Token of Gratitude

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Bennett was dead asleep in his hammock when he was roused by hushed whispers and the sound of activity echoed throughout the room, seemingly amplified by its cramped space.
“Ben.” A voice called out.
As the engineer slowly opened a singular eye, he found himself struggling to make sense of the situation. A figure was just a few meters away from him, rifling through a bag when they turned around and faced him. However, Bennetts groggy state prevented him from fully discerning who or what was responsible for the disruption.
“Ben, wake up.” The voice called out one more time.
Scowling in irritation, Bennett chose to ignore the voice and flipped over, burying his face into the hammock's fabric. He was determined to get back to sleep, even as the voice grew more insistent and the room's activity continued.
“Ben, wake the fuck up!” The voice finally yelled.
Suddenly, Bennett found himself suspended in the air, his groggy state replaced with fear and anxiety as he was forcefully yanked out of his hammock. He tried to process what was happening, but before he could comprehend the situation, he felt the cold embrace of the hardwood floor.
“Argh! Fuck!” The Engineer groaned as he slowly lifted himself up off the ground. "You goddamn asshole!" Bennett snapped, his voice hoarse from the mixture of pain and anger.
Standing over Bennett with a cackling Fairy on his shoulder, Elijah decided he wasn’t going to wait for the stubborn man to get up on his own. "It's time to get up," Elijah said, turning around to continue sifting through his bag. "We got a lot of shit to do before we leave, and I can't afford to have you sleeping in."
Bennett’s glare shifted between his captain and his sadistic partner. "Fine, fine. I'm up," he grumbled, rubbing his sore back. He knew Elijah was right, but that didn't make the sudden wake-up call any less infuriating. Yana, on the other hand, seemed to be enjoying Bennett's misery, her laughter ringing in his ears.
Pulling out his remaining Bioscanner, Elijah began running diagnostics on the device, ensuring it was in working order for when he delivered it to Salvanius. It was a trade that he was loathing, but it was a trade he would make 1000 times if given the chance to get the rest of their equipment back. Even if they only managed to find a quarter of their property, that was still a lot better than having nothing at all.
As the Bioscanner's display indicated the device was functioning optimally, Elijah let out a small depressed sigh and slid it into his pocket. "Alright, let's get this over with," he said, opening the door and stepping out into the dimly lit corridor. Bennett followed, still grumbling under his breath about the hostile work environment while shifting his stink eye at both Yana and Elijah.
“GOD DAMNIT!!” Bennett yelled, rubbing his head after hitting the top of the door frame.
He had completely forgotten how cramped everything was on this wooden death trap and how he had to crouch throughout the entire interior. Frustration and annoyance etched on his face, Bennett muttered a string of curses under his breath as he adjusted his posture to avoid the low ceilings and narrow passageways.
“Midgets…” The Engineer sneered as he heard Elijah snicker father up ahead.
It only took a few moments for Elijah and Bennett to reach the deck, and there they observed Rhea efficiently issuing orders to the ship's sailors. Her authoritative voice rang out over the hustle and bustle of the ship’s crew, who were quickly scurrying about, securing ropes and checking supplies. What really caught their attention, though, was Rhea was finally out of her armor.
Adorned in a faded white linen long-sleeved shirt, Rhea left her chest straps slightly undone, revealing a hint of her modest, but alluring cleavage. The Knight Captain’s slim, athletic figure was displayed in stark contrast to the thick padding underneath the metal armor she normally wore. To accentuate her figure, the tight brown linen pants she wore hugged her humbly, but satisfyingly shapely curves and seamlessly tucked into her leather boots. The outfit, deceptively sultry, effortlessly exuded a sense of casual confidence and undeniable charm.
Turning her head slight, the Knight Captain finally noticed the two Humans and acknowledged them with a nod. “Good morning Sir Elijah, Sir Bennett and…” She made a difficult face when her eyes locked onto Yana.
“Your Honor will do!” The Fairy said in a chipper voice, crossing her legs. “I am both a Goddess and a confirmed Eternal Judge of the Fae courts!”
Rhea’s expression turned sour for a moment, but decided it was best not to engage any further with the mischievous Vanir. "Very well, good morning Your Honor," Rhea replied, forcing a polite smile. "We're running a bit late, but we should be ready to set sail in just a few hours.”
Elijah raised an eyebrow at the small fairy at the mention of being a confirmed judge, but shifted his attention back towards Rhea and nodded in understanding. "We'll be ready whenever you are," he said with his eyes traveling up her entire figure attire before refocusing on her face. "Just give us the signal when it's time to set sail." .
“I’m assuming the northern woman is still asleep?” The Knight Captain asked, tilting her head curiously.
Seeing her long elf ears bounce up and down seemed to be the final straw for Elijah, as an unbidden and almost adolescent fascination welled up within him. He blinked a few times, trying to regain his composure before replying. "Uh, yeah, she’s still asleep," Elijah finally responded, exhaling deeply. "We’ve been up for almost 36 hours, so I think it's best to let her rest for a while longer." he replied, trying to maintain a professional demeanor despite the lingering fascination with her elf ears.
Bennett narrowed his eyes in annoyance as he regarded his captain with a disgusted look. "Can you control yourself?" he asked with a judgmental tone.
Also noticing Elijah’s basically ogling her, Rhea couldn't help but laugh at the exchange while running a hand through her hair. "I'm glad to see at least someone finds me attractive," she said, her cheeks tinted with a slight blush. Elijah cleared his throat, trying to regain some semblance of dignity as he shifted his gaze away from her.
"Ah... My apologies, Lady Rhea, but I was caught off guard," Elijah said, giving her a genuine smile. "I wasn’t prepared for the famed Knight Captain to be so beautiful out of her armor. It's a pleasant surprise, to say the least."
Rhea found herself momentarily speechless as her cheeks flushing a deep shade of red. She wasn't used to receiving compliments, let alone being called beautiful by someone as striking as Elijah. A small, bashful smile tugged at the corners of her lips as she looked down to hide her embarrassment. "Well… I, um… Thank you, Sir Elijah.” she managed to say, her voice uncharacteristically timid. “I appreciate the kind words."
Noticing the usually confident and stern Knight Captain was completely flustered, Elijah knew she was on the backfoot and went for blood. “You’re more than welcome Lady Rhea,” he responded, bowing his head. “I was just saying it how I see it—”
"Yana, zap him!" Bennett ordered, sensing that Elijah was about to push his luck too far.
The mischievous fairy didn't hesitate, and with a magical pop, she immediately shifted forms, transforming the fiery inferno atop her head into a flowing teal, wind that cascaded past her shoulders. After her transformation, a maniacal grin spread across her face as she clutched two fistfuls of Elijah's hair.
“AHH FUCK!” Elijah yelped in pain.
A light chuckle escaped Rhea's lips as she watched the scene play out before her, momentarily pushing aside her embarrassment and wariness of the group. Their playful antics, though unprofessional, stirred a sense of lighthearted camaraderie she hadn't experienced in years. The thrill of exploring the unknown alongside trusted friends had been lost to her ever since she joined Salvanius' Order. The organization's rigid structure and hierarchy had dampened her once-adventurous spirit, and witnessing Elijah's crew sparked a touch of envy within her.
Yana, still grinning mischievously, finally released her grip on Elijah's hair. The man, now fuming with anger, made a hasty attempt to snatch her out of the air, but the nimble fairy easily dodged his grasp, giggling all the while.
"I'm going to kill the both of you!" Elijah yelled, glaring at both Yana and Bennett. His frustration only caused more laughter from the fairy and an amused smirk from Bennett, who crossed his arms and leaned back against the railing.
"Come now, Sir Elijah, there's no need for violence," Rhea interjected while covering her mouth in a poor attempt to hide her own laughter. "I'm sure you can find it in your heart to forgive their little prank.” She continued, adjusting her hair that was flowing in the wind. “We’re going to spend a few long days sailing if we’re going to catch up with them, after all.”
Glancing back at her crew, Rhea's face returned to its usual stern expression when she noticed the sailors gawking and whispering amongst themselves. It was evident that her momentary display of mirth had taken them by surprise, as they rarely saw their Knight Captain in such a lighthearted state.
"What in the name of Tylas are you all gawking at!?" She roared, placing her hands firmly on her hips “GET BACK TO WORK!”
Rhea's eyes narrowed as the scrambling crew members hastily returned to their tasks, their faces pale with fear. The ship's atmosphere instantly shifted back to its usual disciplined state as the sailors focused on their duties, aware that their Knight Captain's gaze was upon them.
Elijah let out an annoyed sigh in the realization that he was probably never going to catch that little psychopath and shifted his gaze to Bennett. “I’m gonna get you.” He hissed hatefully. “Mark my words, you piece of shit.” However, Bennett merely smirked in response, clearly unfazed by his captain's threats.
Just as Elijah was about to ask the Knight Captain about the whereabouts of her liege, the man himself appeared on deck. Salvanius came sauntering up the planks that connected the ship to the docks, his imposing figure drawing the attention of everyone present.
"It's quite rare to hear you so jovial, Rhea," the Demigod remarked, a faint smile tugging at the corners of his lips. Rhea, slightly taken aback by her liege's observation, straightened her posture and cleared her throat.
"My apologies, your grace," she replied respectfully, attempting to regain her usual composure. "I shall see to it that this Cog is ready to depart, post haste."
Salvanius waved a dismissive hand, his expression softening slightly. "There's no need to apologize, Rhea. It's good to see you enjoying yourself, even if just for a moment. However, you are correct; our guest would most likely appreciate departing as soon as possible."
With that, Rhea nodded and began barking orders to her crew, ensuring that everything was in order for their imminent departure.
Turning to his guests, Salvanius addressed them with an air of authority. "I assume you two have the magical tool..." He paused, recalling the events that transpired the previous day. "I mean, the tool. Is it ready?"
The two Human’s exchanged glances before Elijah stepped forward, pulling out the bioscanner from his pocket. "You’re not going to be able to understand it, but I’ve configured it in a way where you can still get a lot of functionality without having to read." he explained, holding the device out for Salvanius to see.
Time flew as Elijah went into an in depth explanation of the bioscanner's functions and features. He walked Salvanius through everything all the way from disease diagnosis to health monitoring and treatments. With each new feature the human listed seemed to make Salvanius’ jaw drop lower and lower until he found himself looking like a fool.
"And finally, if a red tube with a bolt of lightning ever just starts flashing, all you have to do is flip it over so these panels face the star and just wait," Elijah explained, pointing at the bright orb in the morning sky as he showed the Demigod the solar panels. "It's designed to recharge itself using starlight, so you'll never have to worry about finding a power source."
Salvanius' eyes widened even further, if that were possible. "Astounding," he breathed, clearly impressed. "And you’re just willing to give this to me…?"
“Eh.” Elijah shrugged dismissively. “I have augments- I mean I can already do most of that stuff other than a few things, so it’s mainly just redundant fail safe incase I’m away or dead.”
A complicated expression spread across Salvanius' face as Elijah mentioned that the device was merely a redundancy measure in case of his absence. Suddenly the prospect of having this man as a retainer became much, MUCH more appealing. However, his thoughts were soon interrupted when the Vanir made its appearance by landing squarely on Elijah’s shoulder while glaring daggers at the Demigod.
Salvanius met Yana's gaze and sighed, dispelling the intrusive and dishonorable thoughts of taking these Artificers for himself.
“I understand.” The demigod said, turning his focus back to Elijah. “The Holy Dominion will not forget this grace you’ve bestowed upon us.” He gave a grateful nod before spinning around and heading towards the dock.
However, he soon came to a halt as his eyes fell upon a group of women arguing with his knights at the ramp leading to the ship. The women seemed intent on gaining access to the ship, their arms laden with various items, including several sizable platters of food.
“W-Wait! I-I was instructed to board!” A slim and fearful redhead said, holding a large burlap sack.
Something felt… Off about her.
It was almost as if Salvanius could recognize the woman, even though he was fairly certain he hadn't met her before. Then again, he had met a great number of people in this damned village, but his instincts kept nudging him to take a closer look. But his thoughts were interrupted when he recognized the Beastkin woman and the gaggle of Ferfolk slaves next to her.
"What do ye mean we ain't allowed entry!? I gotta deliver me gratitude before it's too late!" the dog-like woman bellowed, her voice full of frustration and urgency.
An amused huff left Salvanius’ mouth before looking over his shoulder. “I do believe you have guests.” The Demigod said before making his way down the plank.
“Let them through.” He said to his knights, waving his hand dismissively as he walked past the group.
The knights obeyed without hesitation and stepped aside allowing the gaggle of women to board the ship. "Thank ye, yer grace," The dog-like woman bowed deeply before her and the Ferfolk ran up the ramp.
As Elijah approached at the edge of the ship , confusion spread across his face as Mara suddenly appeared with her renowned tubers in hand. The woman stopped a good distance away, staring intently at the man, attempting to gauge his reaction and determine whether he would be receptive to her presence. Seeing he was just staring at her impassively, Mara gathered her courage, and stepped forward with a warm smile.
"I... I wanted to give ye this as a token of me gratitude…” She said shyly. “Ye know, for everything ye done for us."
Elijah's eyes flicked between Mara and the tubers, his confusion slowly melting away into a wry smile as he flicked his hand in a beckoning motion. The action caused Mara’s Shyness to completely dissipate as she bounded forward and handed him the tubers with enthusiasm. "You really didn't have to, but thank you," Elijah said, accepting the gift.
Mara beamed at his response, clearly relieved. "It's the least I could do!” She said, with her tail wagging vigorously. “I couldn’t bear the thought of not makin’ amends with ye.”
Turning around, Elijah handed this plate of tubers to the salivating Engineer and watched as Yana bolted off his shoulder in an attempt to attack the pile of food. Shaking his head, Elijah turned back to Mara and the group of women with a bemused expression. "Hopefully they’ll leave me some," he commented.
“Ye can always come back and get more.” Mara replied with a coy. “I’ll let ye have all the service ye want.”
A chuckle escaped Elijah’s mouth as he ran a hand through his hair. "I might just take you up on that," he said with a smirk. "Your food isn’t the only thing I’m going to miss."
Mara's cheeks flushed deeply at Elijah's reply, her tail wagging even faster as she tried to play it cool. "Well, I'll be sure to make myself available whenever ye are in need of some company," she replied, propping up her supple chest.
Elijah couldn't help but let his eyes wander for a moment before meeting Mara's gaze again, a lopsided grin playing at the corners of his mouth. "I'll… keep that in mind as long as you promise not to try to get me killed again." he replied with a goofy tone that made the dog-girl giggle.
“So all I need to do is spread my legs if I’m ever in need of your forgiveness?” Azelines voice rang out from behind him as the blond Elf woman emerged from the ship still rubbing the sleepiness from her eyes.
With a mouth full of fried tubers, Bennett decided to chime in. “I told him his dick is going to eventually get him killed.” He said, beckoning the Ferfolks to place the other platters on a nearby box.
Bringing a hand up to press against his eyes, Elijah let out an annoyed groan before turning his attention towards the two. “Why do you have to make this weird?” He asked in exasperation. "It’s all about sincerity.”
Bennett snickered, shoving another tuber into his mouth. "Ah yes. You hear that Aze?” He continued in a mocking tone while elbowing Azeline in the ribs. “You need to put more effort in your apologies!"
Azeline smirked, her teasing nature starting to leak out. "Is that so? I guess I’ll make sure any future apologies come with… an appropriate amount of sincerity and effort." She said, striking a pose that was more satirical than seductive.
“Jesus Christ…” Elijah muttered under his breath while his two crewmates broke out into laughter. “I hate both of you.”
The laughter continued after successfully eliciting an annoyed response from their beleaguered captain. However, a quiet seemed to take over the deck as everyone's attention shifted towards the approaching Knight Captain. "So that's the type of man you are, Sir Eli-jah" Rhea remarked with a raised eyebrow. "I'll bear that in mind when you try to charm me with your honeyed words."
“Oh god damnit…” Elijah facepalmed and dragged his hand down his face as another roar of laughter erupted from everyone in the group.
Rhea’s hand was covering her mouth as she tried to suppress a chuckle. “A-Anyways…” She chortled. “We should be ready to sail any moment now, so make sure you’re all prepared for departure.” The woman said, walking off in the direction of the Helm while her shoulders shook in mirth.
Elijah just stood there for a moment, pinching the bridge of his nose. “Where the hell is Auri?” He asked no one in particular, his frustration starting to show.
“A-Ahh… H-Hello.”
Recognizing the voice, Elijah looked up to see a petite woman with bright red hair looking up at him expectantly while holding onto a large burlap sack. Glad to see that he at least didn’t have to go hunting for the dainty woman, Elijah let loose a heavy breath of relief. “Alright, I’ll go tell Lady Rhea-” He tried to say, but Auri interrupted him.
Auri squirmed nervously before asking, "Umm… Should I be worried that you also have designs on me?"
“Oh for fucks sake!” Elijah threw his arms up and let them slap against his thighs in frustration as the rest of the crew barked in laughter. "Let’s just go already!”
Yana however, completely ignored the incessant bickering and Instead, she hungrily finished off one of the smaller platters of tubers and chomped down on the last tiny morsel on the wooden plate. Sighing Contentedly, the Fairy’s gaze fell upon Mara and her small group of Ferfolks as they said their goodbyes and disappeared from view. In their place was the other, more fidgety whelping that always looked at her servants with gleeful eyes. The man was far weaker than the other, but at least he seemed somewhat reverent towards Eli and Ben.
In their stead, the more fidgety whelping appeared, the one who always seemed to look at Ben and Eli with eager eyes. Although this man seemed far weaker than his sibling, he at least displayed a measure of reverence towards her servants.
Turning her head up towards the clear blue sky, Yana placed a hand on her tiny belly and sighed contentedly. She couldn't wait to see what other delightful mortal delicacies or fanciful experiences she would get to experience in the future.

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