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2023.06.08 13:59 colombian-coffee Exploring the Exquisite World of Premium Coffee Beans
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2023.06.07 11:24 Puzzleheaded-Set5646 Wholesale Candy Store in Canada. Pick Your Favorite Candy in Bulk
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2023.06.07 02:57 missjeanlouise12 [SELL][US to anywhere]$10 palette section includes indies and mainstream; other indie and mainstream palettes, nail polish, eye and lip products. Brands include Sugarpill, Sigma, MAC, Nars, Chanel, KimChi, Viseart and more
Hello, and welcome to my sale!
I go by timestamps in this thread, so please do not message me until we have come to an agreement about pricing. I accept PayPal Goods and Services and will cover associated fees. I’ll hold items for a couple of hours unless you request differently, and will then move on to the next interested party if there is one. Some items may be posted on multiple platforms and I will usually go by timestamps across all platforms, but do reserve the right to prioritize buyers who will be purchasing multiple items.
Shipping starts at $5.00 for light items within the continental US and will increase with weight and distance. Palettes and nail polish are likely to cost more. I'm happy to ship internationally as long as you understand that postage can be costly. I do look for the best rates, domestic or international, and I ship quickly. Unfortunately, postage rates have increased and there’s only so much I can do. No minimum purchase.
I have marked a lot of things down significantly, including many $10 palettes, indie shadows in the $2-$6 range, and cut prices on everything. I can’t say for sure how much more flexibility I can offer, but try making me an offer
rather than closing out and moving on!
I’ve added swatch pictures that I found online for many of the products that have glimmer, shimmer or shifts. Hopefully this helps show how beautiful and unique these products are! $10 palette section! All palettes in this section are marked down to $10 Ace Beaute Falling for You palette
$15 Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Pressed Pigment palette
, 3 colors swatched,
$15 bh Cosmetics Run Wild x Tina Yong
, 3 eye colors swatched.
$12 this is heavy and will require more postage to send Beauty Bakerie Sugar Cookies palette
, most colors used 2 or 3 times,
$20 Colourpop Salvaje palette
, some colors used 2 or 3 times,
$15 Colourpop Semi Precious
, some light use, one color chipped,
$12 Estee Edit The Gritty Eye Palette
, 3 colors swatched once,
Juvia’s Place The Magic Minis
$15 Juvia’s Place The Zulu
, 3 colors swatched,
Notoriously Morbid Aim With My Eye palette
, 3 colors swatched.
$16.00 Pretty Vulgar Pretty Birdie
, light use,
$36 Sigma Warm Neutrals Vol. 2
, 4 colors swatched,
$15 Sydney Grace Chase Your Dreams
, 2 colors swatched,
$14 Violet Voss Drenched Metal palette
, swatched but one color has a chip missing,
$18 Violet Voss Essentials 2
$12 Other Eyeshadow Palettes Dia & Noche Once Upon a Time palette
, 4 colors swatched, $5 Fantasy Cosmetica Bard palette
, Never used but arrived with middle shade shattered. Retails for $38.99. $20 Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match eyeshadow palette in Cadet
, used 3-4 times at most, Retails for $30 . $18 Kat von D Serpentina palette
, some light use, missing loose pigment. will need extra shipping
$20 KimChi Chic Juicy Velvet palette
; see swatch photos from Kimchi Site
, BNNU, $12 Lethal Cosmetics Magnetic Pressed Powder Palette in Jolina
, 3 or 4 colors swatched. $25 MAC Cosmetics Aaliyah eyeshadow palette
, 4 colors swatched, $18 Peach Queen We’re All Mad Here
, 3 colors swatched. Sold out on site
$20 Pink Crush Cosmetics Nocturnal Garden palette
, brand new, $22 Pinky Rose Cosmetics Sunflower palette
, most shades swatched once, $12 Sigma x Beauty Bird Dream Palette
, most colors swatched, comes with brush, $25 Sugarpill Capsule Collection in black and orange versions
, each swatched or 4 times, $22 each; both for $40 Urban Decay Urban Spectrum palette
, 5 colors swatched, will require a couple of dollars extra to ship due to weight
, $25 Viseart Golden Hour
, usage shown, $25 Eyeshadow Singles, Eyeliner, etc.
About Face Matte Fluid Eye Paint (l - r) in It’s a Blitz and Vertigo Flowers
. Swatched with clean, disposable brush. $11 each or both for $20
bh Cosmetics x DojaCat Cascade liquid eyeshadow in top - bottom Berry and Royal Blue
, used 3 or 4 times each. $8 each or both for $15 Glossier Lidstar in Fawn
, hard to tell how much is left even though I only used a few times, $8 JD Glow cosmetics
L-R: Galaxy liner in Nocturnal; glitter tube in Poise; galaxy liner in Facetime. Each used up to 3x with clean, disposable brush. Retail for $9-10. $4 each; all 3 for $10
Indie shadow large pans $3 each JD Glow 37mm metallon shadow in Bestie
$7 JD Glow 37mm metallon shadow in Blue Avenue
$7 Give Me Glow foiled pigment in Anastasia
$6 Give Me Glow ultra matte pigment in Dramatic
$6 Give Me Glow ultra matte pigment in Tan Lines
$6 Moira Cosmetics Lucent Cream Eyeshadow
, L-R Cosmos, Earth, Nimbus, each BNIB, $5 each or all 3 for $12 Lipstick Benefit California Kissin’ Color Balm in Poppy
, swatched once with brush, $12 Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow
, BNNU, $6 Gucci lipstick Agatha Orange
, swatched once with clean lip brush, $
15 Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss in Pumpkin Pie
, BNNU, $10 MAC lipstick in Chili
, BNIB, $10 Mally x RuPaul Discotheque Lip Topper in Condragulations
, bnnu, $8 MBA Cosmetics Glossy Glaze in Miss Monroe
, still sealed, seller image here
Pat McGrath Labs Bronze Astral Vinyl Gloss
, 0.34 fl oz, $14 Highlighter Becca Shimmering Skin Protector liquid in Opal
, BN/still sealed, $10 Becca Shimmering Skin Protector pressed in Burnished Copper
, BNNU, $12 Miscellaneous Pulp Riot Blank Canvas Hair Color Remover
, Unopened, 1.5 oz packet of powder. $6 Nail Polish all full size/13-15 ml unless otherwise stared. Will require extra shipping costs Chanel Le Vernis in Délicatesse
, an opaque rose-brown. BNNU, $20. Swatch photo not mine
. Chanel Le Vernis in Paparazzi
, described as a “plummy brown with copper pearl. BNNU, $20. Swatch photo from Temptalia website
. Chaos and Crocodiles in Wishing Star Sky
, probably a few years old. Swatch photo
. $6 LynB Designs Fishing With No Bait
, golden peach linear holo, used for one mani, $6 photo from blogger Naked Without Polish
. LynB Designs, L - R Rustworthy, Gamboge You Don’t
, all BNNU from Tonally Awesome collection. See pictures from site of Rustworthy
, and Gamboge You Don’t
. $7 each, will bundle. Moon Shine Mani Nail Polish
. Click on shade for swatch photos. And Then There Were None
, The Geller Cup
, The King of Bad Thanksgivings
, North by Northwest
. BNNU, $8 each; will bundle multiples OPI Visions of Georgia Greens
, shimmery green/pink duochrome. BNNU, $6. blogger swatch photo All Sally Hansen BNNU, now $5 each Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Plum Euphoria
, Multichrome shifts purple-blue-green. Swatch photo not mine Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Combustealable
. Swatch photo not mine
. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Hyp-nautical
, blue/purple/fuchsia multichrome, See stock photo here Perfume
I have a spreadsheet of indie sample and full-size perfumes/other indie products here
if you are interested.
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2023.06.07 02:37 Ralts_Bloodthorne First Contact - Chapter 962 - The Shadows of Twilight
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] There are some deeds, some crimes and horrors even our Mother, the Universe itself, loathes beyond all. And when this is the case, neither time, nor space, nor reality itself can deny her vengeance. Because time is a flat circle... and we all dance on its twisting disk.
- kwong879, Pukan philosopher, Post Second Precursor War Reconstruction Era
For three days and three nights did the Lady Lord of Hell, the Detainee herself, in all of her fearsome matronly glory, tempt the First Biological Disciple, Daxin Freeborn, Enraged Phillip.
And for three days and three nights did he deny her.
And thus did he pass into memory and legend. - The Book of Telkan And before I took the lives of the damned, He did appear before us and commanded my hand still. His glowing blue form a radiant mercy. For us. For them.
- Glory, Failure, Temptation, & Redemption,
There is no doubt of the fact of malevolence. The very universe itself reaches out to crush what she has birthed in an eternal struggle of hatred. There are, however, some sins which even in the face of annihilation cannot be countenanced. Some acts which even this malevolent universe will not tolerate. Protect the infants at all cost, for they are survival, and to sacrifice survival for the sake of survival shall bring only suffering and doom. - Wisdom of the Traveler, Tribulations, Chapter 5 Verse 1. In the Age of Paranoia, Humanity's leadership ordered terrible things done. Not because they knew they were necessary, but because they might become necessary. Never realizing that the existence of those terrible things would drive them to find a reason to use them.
— Prof. Kuruka N'anga, University of the Sacred Bough, Terra Nuevo
While many things enrage the Lady of Hell, in fact most things seem to, certain crimes and sins earn her personal wrath. The many men who took everything from her. The idiotic creatures who thought themselves masters of everything. And those who commit cruelties upon the innocent. For she sees all of mankind's many many sins and knows very few are clean of them. Wise beings fear when cold gray eyes turn upon them. We were desperate, and in our desperation we reached for things that will haunt me for all eternity. We could have stopped at anytime, we should have stopped before it was too late. We ignored the warnings, in our hubris we were assured that what we were doing was necessary. We were right, but it was still wrong and there is not enough time in the universe to pay for what we did. We ignored all the warnings and applauded ourselves on our success...only moments later the shouts of joy and celebration became screams of terror as the gray-eyed one illustrated why the warnings of these dark sciences should be heeded.
--Words found in a blood-soaked journal at dark site research station, this was the only document recovered. Site glassed and all traces of the research were redacted.
It was misty, with a little bit of rain. The anomaly was hidden behind artificially generated cloud cover so that it looked more like an overcast sun than the strange globe of psuedo-reality it was. The starwalk station was empty, no bones, no shades, no scars from the furious fighting that had taken place after the Glassing had driven the SUDS personnel insane.
Holos flickered, some advertising restaurants or stores, others with directions, some with safety warnings, and still others with just public service holograms. The mist made the holograms flicker and fade in and out as the focused laser systems were scattered by the tiny water droplets suspended in the air.
There was a beep and the gate opened, allowing Surscee to step from the starwalk to the platform. She was wearing revealing leathers, a bustier, a short skirt with copper strips for reinforcement, tight weave fishnet stockings, and polished black leather boots with silver buckles. Around her shoulders was a gauzy sheer cape that shed the moisture even as it gleamed and sparkled.
She stopped to examine a few of the public service announcements. Some making her smile, others making her shake her head.
"You are a window to the world of my ancestors, nine thousand years gone," she said softly, touching the base of the holo. She moved to another and watched it. "We are not so different, you and I," she said, her voice full of wonder. She watched a PSA to remind everyone not to bring plants from Earth in case of seed contamination. "Your lives were full of danger that eventually became mundane," she said softly.
"That's humanity in a nut shell," the voice from behind her was low, rough, a woman's whiskey and cigarettes voice.
"Although ever changing, thus, we are," Surscee said, straightening up. She turned around and looked over the short matron in her dark charcoal gray skirt and blouse. "Greetings, fearsome one."
"Greetings to you, sorceress," the Lady Lord of Hell said. She looked Surscee up and down slowly. "Huh."
Surscee raised an eyebrow.
"Nice to see the Great Value Red Sonja look isn't just an act," the Lady Lord of Hell said, turning and walking into the mist. "Magic, science, mysticism, technology, all the same to the ignorant." Her voice faded as she walked away.
Surscee watched the short woman walk away, then turned and went back to following the path.
She was startled to discover that the vending machines were not VI driven, but just mechanical with a few holograms.
One of the vending machines that normally dispensed energy drinks and fizzybrews was ripped open, like someone had hacked on it with a blade. Surscee noted that most of the Liquid Hate was gone.
She got a lemon-lime fizzypop and followed the softly glowing holographic line of the ground until she finally came to a small park.
She stopped at the playground, leaning against a cement post, and stared at it.
The swings moved slightly back and forth at the almost unfelt breeze that stirred the mist. Droplets of water ran down the slide. The swinging rings just rocked slightly in the air current. The seesaw and the spring horses, the jungle gym and the wooden playhouse all sat quietly, damp from the mist.
Surscee closed her eyes, cocking her head slightly, listening for any echoes of happiness gone by.
"I would bring them here to play, once I had soothed their trauma to where they could interact with one another, to the point they could do more than run and scream and claw at themselves," the voice of the gray eyed matron sounded behind Surscee.
The sorceress turned, seeing the darkly clothed matron standing under a tree, barely visible in the fog, lighting a cigarette.
"I recreated it in Hell, just for them. To let them be children again, to remember," her voice said. She took a drag off her cigarette and Surscee saw the stern planes of the smaller woman's face illuminated for a moment. When she exhaled smoke, Surscee could still see her gun-metal gray eyes.
"I set fallen angels to watch over the park with sword of burning sin and tridents of icy treachery," she said, then turned and walked into the mist.
Surscee frowned as the matron vanished into the mist.
She waited a moment, but the other woman was gone.
Surscee moved on, making no sign of effort as she brought up her defenses. Her fingernails twinkled slightly as the microscopic piezoelectric systems came online. The targeting reticles and the HUD elements appeared in her vision. She brought up the passive acoustic mapping and changed the hardness of the heels of her boots so that her boots clicked with each step.
The fog muffled the acoustic map slightly, the water droplets absorbing and redirecting sound, making the map fuzzy here and there.
She passed by a vending machine and smelled cigarette smoke. The onboard systems broke it down for her, putting it up in the tiny window beyond her left hand peripheral vision. No manufacturer signature, no trace elements from other worlds. Her onboards told her that it was Old Earth brand, the tobacco lacking any genetic engineering and the cigarette containing nothing but an asbestos filter, paper, and tobacco. No flavors, no genetic smoothing, no flavor enhancements. No record in the database she always carried loaded.
She frowned slightly.
"You are unmoved by human suffering, making you suitable for this task," a tired sounding man said from just past a set of benches. He was leaning against a fountain. He had shaggy cut dark hair, a simple pair of pants and shirt without decoration, and dark circles under his eyes.
Two steps and the figure vanished.
The echolocation acoustic mapping told her that there was a solid bipedal humaniod form there for a split second but it vanished just when she got in range of it.
Surscee followed the arc of the path, curiosity filling her.
She knew if the being that had manifested as a five meter tall demon with bat wings and a whip of burning warsteel links woven with barbed wire, or the short matron with the nasty steel knife, wanted to kill her, the being simply would.
Surscee was curious what the purpose of this was.
"Enemies never rest. That's why they're called the Enemy, you blithering morons. I swear, dealing with the two of you is like dealing with particularly naive and ignorant children who are shocked, shocked I tell you, that they can't ziptie a plastic bag around their head and dance in the middle of the Interstate during rush hour," the matron's voice was cruel and full of disdain. "Of course millions are dying, that's what happens when you act like atomic weapons are no more dangerous than sparklers."
Surscee didn't bother to look around, her onboard bioware systems letting her know that the point of origin for the voice kept moving and shifting.
A trivial trick with nanites and one she had used often to confuse and harry foes.
"Your weakness disgusts me," the woman's voice hissed from between two food vending machines. "If you spent less time crying and more time fixing the system you'd be done by now, you pathetic puling weakling."
Surscee smiled slightly.
The voice reminded Surscee of her mother mocking her lessers.
There was a small basket with berries and small fruits sitting on a bench and Surscee's smile got wider. She moved over and sat down, picking up the basket and setting it on her lap.
If the being wanted her dead, she would be dead, simple as that.
The berries were blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Clean, sweet and tart.
After a moment the matron came walking out of the fog, opening a breast pocket to remove a pack of cigarettes and a flint-steel lighter. The woman sat down, crossing her legs at the knee and smoothing her skirt. She then lit the cigarette, the flare of the lighter lighting her face with the warmth of the flame without making the face seem any warmer.
Surscee slowly chewed a blackberry as the cigarette was lit, puffed on, and the lighter clinked shut. The pack and the lighter went back into the top pocket, the matron's fingers nimbly buttoning up the pocket.
They sat there for a long moment.
"All of that power, all your knowledge and mastery of exotic and esoteric disciplines, and here you sit eating freshly picked berries and fruit," the matron said.
"I am a simple woman who enjoys simple pleasures," Surscee said, smiling.
"I could use someone like you on my team," the matron said, exhaling smoke. "Power, the will to dominate, the means to achieve the goals I set out for you."
"An enticing offer," Surscee said carefully. She picked up strawberry and bit off the tip, chewing slowly.
"With your brother as one of my Hell Knights, you would make an excellent Hell Storm," the matron said.
This time when she exhaled the smoke was tinged with a slight tang hot freshly spilled blood and a taint of brimstone.
"Acting as the agent of the Lady Lord of Hell herself," Surscee said. She picked up a black cherry and looked over it. "Empowered, strengthened, by the Lady Lord of Hell, to punish the wicked for their sins."
The matron nodded slowly.
"With you as the judge, myself as the jury, and my brother as the executioner," Surscee said, still smiling.
"At times," the matron said. She exhaled smoke and glared at the mist that surrounded them. "Do you know what sin mankind has fallen into?"
Surscee shook her head. "Pride, perhaps? My mother often spoke of sloth and gluttony, perhaps that?"
The matron shook her head. "No. Far far worse."
"I would hear your words, fearsome one," Surscee said, making sure her voice was respectful.
"An anecdote," the matron said. She sighed. "Later, in my life, as more and more people became enamored with being ethical, more for status than to be truly ethical, philosophers and those who called themselves ethecists began posing questions, providing answers, each of the seeking to be recognized as the pinnacle of ethics and morals that would guide humanity into a Golden Age."
"That smack of wickedness," Surscee said. "Of pride and arrogance."
The matron nodded. "One question, posed by academics to students, always enraged me. Asked by academics who had never traveled beyond their ivory towers or guarded enclaves, asked to pampered students who had spent their lives dwelling in luxuries beyond imagination to the people of my youth."
The matron reached down into the mist that covered her feet, lifting up a bottle of beer and popping the cap with a talon that immediately returned to a manicured nail.
"The question, put forth, involves a situation. I will explain it thusly: You are at a village in a war torn nation. A warlord arrives with his men, intending on killing the village. The reasons do not matter. However, the warlord makes you an offer, handing you a gun with a single bullet. Shoot one person, of your choice, and he will spare you and the survivors. Kill him, and his men will kill you, and allow the village to survive. Kill none, and he will order his men to kill all the villagers, man, woman, and child, but leave you to live," the matron said.
Surscee frowned. "A terrible choice."
The matron snorted. "The academics and ethical philosophers then asked their students: What is the most moral choice?" the matron looked at Surscee. "Care to make a guess?"
Surscee thought for a long moment. "Shoot one of his men. He did not say you had to kill a villager."
The matron laughed. "A choice fitting for a Great Value Red Sonja," she laughed. She shook her head. "But, you would be wrong. You see, you make the unethical choice to take a human life."
"Then what?" Surscee asked.
"To stand aside. That you do not make a choice. The philosophical correct answer was to stand aside, that the warlord and his men make their own decisions and it is not your responsibility nor your moral failing whatever they choose to do," the matron looked out at the mist, taking a swig of her beer. "Do nothing, let the trolley kill five, because for you to decide who lives and dies is unethical."
Surscee snorted. "Choosing to make no choice is a choice in and of itself. You should always seek to do the least harm and the greatest good."
The matron nodded.
"The cowardice disgusts me," the matron said. She took another swig of her beer and then a drag from her cigarette. She exhaled smoke tinged with blood and brimstone. "I need those who will not back down, who are willing to get in the mud and the blood and the beer to get the job done."
The matron held up a red apple. "Take the apple, accept my offer. Be my Hell Storm to your brother's Hell Knight."
"Your offer humbles me," Surscee said. "It does not matter if my brother took your offer, I am Oathsworn to Lady Nakteti the Traveler. My duty is clear, it lies with my sworn liege."
"But what of your duty to your people?" the matron asked. "What of your duty to humanity?"
"I represent humanity wherever I go. Shall my actions, my decisions, lead the people's of the galaxy to believe that humanity are oath breakers? That our word, our bond, our oath, carries no meaning other than to further our own aims and goals? That we will abandon them, no matter what oaths we swear?"
The matron was silent.
"I am tempted by your offer, but I must, respectfully, refuse," Surscee said.
"Very well," the matron said. She blew on her fingertips and the apple dissolved. She stood up, taking a moment to smooth her skirt and tug the cuffs of her sleeves.
"You would have made an excellent Hell Storm," the matron said, exhaling smoke.
When it cleared, she was gone.
Surscee closed her eyes and heaved a great breath.
"I have passed the test, I hope," she said softly.
Only the dripping of water in the mist answered her.
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2023.06.07 01:02 Smilefukr (Offer) Hereditary (A24) HD, The Bling Ring (A24) HD, Cut Bank (A24) HD, Mechanic Resurection HD, Super Troopers HD, Russell Madness HD, Love The Coopers HD, Knock Knock (2015) HD, Good Will Hunting HD, The Age Of Adaline HD, Heist HD, Philomena HD, Spy HD, Mortdecai HD + More (Request) Lists
Request/ISO Titles I'm Currently Looking For - The Super Mario Bros Movie, Renfield, Dungeons & Dragons, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, Secret Headquarters & VUDU Credits.
Currently at 4,000+ titles so I do have a great amount of movies that are commonly available through redemption but I do encourage any & all offers. I apologize in advance to anyone I'm unable to make a trade with & as always thank you for taking time out to look at my list 🙂.
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2 Fast 2 FuriousHDMovies Anywhere
2Guns (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The 5th WaveHDMovies Anywhere
12 Rounds 3: LockdownSDVUDU
21 Jump StreetHDMovies Anywhere
21 Jump StreetSDMovies Anywhere
22 Jump StreetHDMovies Anywhere
22 Jump StreetSDMovies Anywhere
47 Ronin (Split4KiTunes
47 Ronin (SplitHDMovies Anywhere
The Adjustment Bureau*HDiTunes
The Adventures of TinTin (Split)HDVUDU
The Adventures of TinTin (Split)HDiTunes
After EarthSDMovies Anywhere
After EarthHDMovies Anywhere
The Age of AdalineHDVUDU
Aladdin [1992 Disney Animation] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Aladdin [Live Action] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Split)HDGoogle Play
Alien: CovenantHDMovies Anywhere
All The Money In The WorldSDMovies Anywhere
Alice in Wonderland [1951, Animated] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedSDiTunes
Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip*4KiTunes
The Amazing Spider-Man 2HDMovies Anywhere
America: Imagine The World Without HerHDVUDU
American HustleSDMovies Anywhere
American Reunion (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
American Reunion* (Split)HDiTunes
Amsterdam (Split)HDGoogle Play
Anchorman 2 (Split)HDVUDU
Anchorman 2 (Split)HDiTunes
The Angry Birds MovieHDMovies Anywhere
Annie SDMovies Anywhere
Another Cinderella StoryHDMovies Anywhere
Antlers (Split)HDGoogle Play
The ArtistSDMovies Anywhere
Avengers: Age of Ultron* (Split)4KiTunes
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Split)HDGoogle Play
Avengers: Infinity War (Split)4KiTunes
Avengers: Infinity War (Split)HDGoogle Play
Bad Moms* (Split)HDiTunes
Bambi (Split)HDGoogle Play
Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase* (Split)HDiTunes
Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Barbie Spy Squad (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Beauty & the Beast [Live Action] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Ben Hur (2016)4KiTunes
Big Hero 6* (Split)4KiTunes
Big Hero 6 (Split)HDGoogle Play
Big Miracle* (Split)HDiTunes
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonSDiTunes
The Big Wedding (Split)HDVUDU
The Big Wedding (Split)HDiTunes
Black Panther (Split)HDGoogle Play
Black Widow (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Bling Ring (A24)HDVUDU
The Bob's Burgers Movie (Split)HDGoogle Play
Book Club (Split)HDVUDU
Book Club (Split)HDiTunes
The Boss* (Split)HDiTunes
The Boss (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Bourne Legacy (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Bourne Legacy* (Split)4KiTunes
Bridge of Spies* (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Bye Bye Man (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Bye Bye Man* (Split)HDiTunes
Call of the Wild (Split)HDGoogle Play
Captain America: Civil War* (Split)4KiTunes
Captain America: Civil War (Split)HDGoogle Play
Captain Marvel (Split)HDGoogle Play
Captain PhillipsHDMovies Anywhere
Captain Underpants: The First Epic MovieHDMovies Anywhere
The Case For Christ (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Celebrating Mickey (Split)HDGoogle Play
Cinderella [Live Action]* (Split)4KiTunes
Cinderella [Live Action] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2SDMovies Anywhere
Cowboys & Aliens*HDiTunes
The Crazies (2010)SDiTunes
The CroodsHDMovies Anywhere
Cruella (Split)HDGoogle Play
Cut Bank (A24)HDVUDU
Daddy's Home (Split)4KiTunes
Daddy's Home (Split)HDVUDU
Dallas Buyers Club* (Split)HDiTunes
Dallas Buyers Club (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes4KiTunes
Dead Man DownSDMovies Anywhere
Deadwood Complete SeriesHDGoogle Play
Despicable Me 2 (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Despicable Me 2* (Split)4KiTunes
The Devil InsideSDVUDU
Diary of a Wimpy KidHDMovies Anywhere
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long HaulHDMovies Anywhere
The Dictator (Split)HDVUDU
The Dictator (Split)HDiTunes
Die Hard Collection 1-4SDMovies Anywhere
The Divergent Series: InsurgentHDVUDU
Doctor Strange (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Emoji MovieHDMovies Anywhere
Empire of Light (Split)HDGoogle Play
The EqualizerHDMovies Anywhere
Eternals (Split)HDGoogle Play
Ex Machina (A24)HDVUDU
The Expendables 2HDVUDU
The Expendables 34KVUDU
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Split)HDGoogle Play
Falling Skies: Season OneSDVUDU
Family Guy: Blue HarvestSDiTunes
Fast & Furious 6 Extended (Split)HDVUDU/Movies Anywhere
Fast & Furious 6 Extended* (Split)4KiTunes
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift* (Split)4KiTunes
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Fathers and DaughtersSDVUDU
The Fate Of The Furious [Extended Director's Cut]HDMovies Anywhere
The Fault in Our Stars*4KiTunes
Fifty Shades Of Grey [Unrated] (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Fifty Shades Of Grey [Unrated]* (Split)HDiTunes
Finding Dory* (Split)4KiTunes
Finding Dory (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Flash: Season OneHDVUDU
Florence Foster Jenkins (Split)HDVUDU
Florence Foster Jenkins (Split)HDiTunes
Footloose  (Split)HDVUDU
Footloose  (Split)HDiTunes
Frankenweenie  (Split)HDGoogle Play
Frozen (Split)HDGoogle Play
Frozen "Sing Along Edition"* (Split)HDiTunes
Frozen "Sing Along Edition" (Split)HDGoogle Play
Furious 7 [Extended Version]* (Split)4KiTunes
Furious 7 [Extended Version] (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Get Shorty: Season 1HDVUDU
Ghostbusters 'Theatrical + Extended' SDMovies Anywhere
The Girl On The TrainHDMovies Anywhere
Girls NightHDMovies Anywhere
God's Not Dead 2 (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
God's Not Dead: A Light in DarknessHDMovies Anywhere
The Good Dinosaur (Split)HDGoogle Play
Good Will HuntingHDVUDU
The Great Gatsby HDMovies Anywhere
The Grey (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Grey (Split)HDiTunes
Grown Ups 2SDMovies Anywhere
Guardians Of The Galaxy* (Split)4KiTunes
Guardians Of The Galaxy (Split)HDGoogle Play
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Guilt TripHDiTunes
Hacksaw Ridge (Split)HDVUDU
Hard Target 2HDMovies Anywhere
The HeatHDMovies Anywhere
The HeatSDMovies Anywhere
Heaven is For RealSDMovies Anywhere
Hell or High Water (Split)HDVUDU
Hell or High Water (Split)4KiTunes
HellBoy II: The Golden Army* (Split)4KiTunes
Here Comes The BoomHDMovies Anywhere
Here Comes The BoomSDMovies Anywhere
Hitman Agent 47*4KiTunes
Hocus Pocus (Split)HDGoogle Play
A Hologram For a KingSDVUDU
Home (2015)HDMovies Anywhere
Homefront (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Hop (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Hope SpringsSDMovies Anywhere
Hotel TransylvaniaHDMovies Anywhere
Hotel TranslyvaniaSDMovies Anywhere
Hotel Translyvania 2SDMovies Anywhere
The Hunger GamesHDVUDU
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Split)HDVUDU
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Split)4KiTunes
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1HDVUDU
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2HDVUDU
Huntsman Winter's War "Extended Edition"*4KiTunes
I Am WrathSDVUDU
Ice AgeHDMovies Anywhere
Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursSDiTunes
Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas SpecialSDiTunes
The Imitation GameHDVUDU
I'm Not Ashamed* (Split)HDiTunes
The Incredibles 2 (Split)HDGoogle Play
Inside Man *HDMovies Anywhere
Inside Out (Split)HDGoogle Play
Inside Out* (Split)4KiTunes
Iron Man 3*(Split)4KiTunes
Iron Man 3 (Split)HDGoogle Play
Jack Reacher (Split)HDVUDU
Jack Reacher (Split)4KiTunes
Jack Reacher: Never Back Down (Split)HDVUDU
Jack Reacher: Never Back Down (Split)4KiTunes
Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Jake Saves BuckySDiTunes
Jason Bourne (Split)HDVUDU
Jason Bourne* (Split)4KiTunes
John Wick (Split)HDVUDU
John Wick (Split)4KiTunes
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum4KVUDU
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum4KiTunes
The Jungle Book [Live Action] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Jungle Cruise (Split)HDGoogle Play
Jupiter AscendingHDMovies Anywhere
Jurassic Park* (Split)4KiTunes
Jurassic Park (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Katy Perry: Part Of Me (Split)SDVUDU
Katy Perry: Part Of Me (Split)SDiTunes
Kevin Hart: Let Me ExplainHDVUDU
The Kid Who Would Be KingHDMovies Anywhere
Killing Them SoftlyHDVUDU
The King's Man (Split)HDGoogle Play
Knight and DayHDMovies Anywhere
Knight and DaySDiTunes
Knock Knock (2015)HDVUDU
Knock Knock (2015)SDVUDU
La La Land4KiTunes
Lady & The Tramp (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Last Duel (Split)HDGoogle Play
Last VegasSDMovies Anywhere
Last VegasHDMovies Anywhere
The Last Witch HunterHDVUDU
Lea To The Rescue*HDiTunes
The Legend Of HerculesHDVUDU
Life of Pi4KiTunes
Lightyear (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Lion King [Live Action] (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Little Mermaid* (Split)4K (Will Port To MA in 4K but only HD in VUDU)iTunes
The Little Mermaid (Split)HDGoogle Play
Little Women SDMovies Anywhere
Lone Survivor* (Split)4KiTunes
Lone Survivor (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Lorax*  (Split)HDiTunes
The LosersSDMovies Anywhere
Love Actually (Spilt)HDiTunes
Love The CoopersHDVUDU
Luca (Split)HDGoogle Play
Lucy (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedHDMovies Anywhere
Madea's Witness ProtectionHDVUDU
Maleficent (Split)HDGoogle Play
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (Split)HDGoogle Play
Mamma Mia! : The Movie*SDiTunes
Mamma Mia! : Here We Go Again HDMovies Anywhere
Marley & Me*SDiTunes
Mary Poppins  (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Maze Runner*4KiTunes
Men In Black 3SDMovies Anywhere
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children*4KiTunes
Mission Impossible 2 (Split)4KiTunes
Mission Impossible 2 (Split)HDVUDU
Mission Impossible Fallout (Split)4KiTunes
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Split)4KiTunes
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Split)HDVUDU
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Split)4KiTunes
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Split)HDVUDU
Moana (Split)HDGoogle Play
Monster High: Electrified (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Monster High: Electrified* (Split)HDiTunes
Monster High: Welcome To Monster High (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Monster University (Split)HDGoogle Play
Moonrise Kingdom (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Moonrise Kingdom* (Split)HDiTunes
The Monuments MenSDMovies Anywhere
The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesSDMovies Anywhere
Mr. Peabody & Sherman HDMovies Anywhere
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor*SDiTunes
My Little Pony: The MovieHDVUDU or iTunes
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb4KiTunes
Nightmare Alley (Split)HDGoogle Play
No Strings Attached (Split)HDiTunes
Nonstop (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Now You See Me (Split)4KiTunes
Now You See Me (Split)HDVUDU
The Nutcracker & The Four RealmsHDGoogle Play
Oblivion (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Olympus Has FallenHDMovies Anywhere
One Direction: This is UsSDMovies Anywhere
Oz The Great And Powerful* (Split)HDiTunes
Oz The Great And Powerful (Split)HDGoogle Play
Paranormal Activity (Split)HDVUDU
Paranormal Activity (Split)HDiTunes
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2SDMovies Anywhere
The Peanuts Movie*4KiTunes
Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersHDMovies Anywhere
The Perks Of Being A WallflowerHDVUDU
Peter RabbitSDMovies Anywhere
The Pirates! Band of MisfitsSDMovies Anywhere
Pitch Perfect 2HDMovies Anywhere
Playing With Fire4KiTunes
The Possession (Split)HDiTunes
The Possession (Split)HDVUDU
The Princess & The Frog (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Purge (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Purge: Anarchy* (Split)4KiTunes
The Purge: Anarchy (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Purge: Election Year* (Split)4KiTunes
The Purge: Election Year (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Queen of Katwe (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Rambo: First Blood4KVUDU
Rambo: First Blood Part II4KVUDU
Ratatouille (Split)HDGoogle Play
Red 2 (Split)HDVUDU
Red 2 (Split)4KiTunes
Red Dawn HDVUDU
Resident Evil: RetributionSDMovies Anywhere
Ride Along (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Ride Along* (Split)HDiTunes
Rio 2HDMovies Anywhere
Rise of the Planet of the Apes*4KiTunes
Robin Hood *SDiTunes
Robin Hood [1973 Disney Animation]* (Split)HDiTunes
Robin Hood [1973 Disney Animation] (Split)HDGoogle Play
Roman J. Israel, ESQ.SDMovies Anywhere
Ron's Gone Wrong (Split)HDGoogle Play
Run All NightHDMovies Anywhere
Russell MadnessHDMovies Anywhere
Safe House (Spilt)HDMovies Anywhere
Safe House* (Spilt)HDiTunes
Safety Not GuaranteedHDMovies Anywhere
The Santa Claus (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Santa Claus 3 (Split)HDGoogle Play
Sausage PartySDMovies Anywhere
Saving Mr. Banks* (Split)HDGoogle Play
The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Search Party* (Split)HDiTunes
Secret in Their Eyes (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Secret in Their Eyes* (Split)HDiTunes
The Secret Life of Pets*4KiTunes
Sex TapeSDMovies Anywhere
Shrek The ThirdHDMovies Anywhere
Silver Linings PlaybookHDVUDU
Sing (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
The Single Moms ClubHDVUDU
Sleeping Beauty (Split)HDGoogle Play
Sleeping Beauty* (Split)HDiTunes
Snow White and The Huntsman "Extended Edition" (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Snow White and The Huntsman "Extended Edition"* (Split)4KiTunes
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs* (Split)HDiTunes
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Split)HDGoogle Play
Son of GodHDMovies Anywhere
Spare Parts (2015)SDVUDU
The Spectacular NowSDVUDU
Spider-Man 3 (2007)HDMovies Anywhere
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (Split)HDVUDU
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (Split)HDiTunes
Spy (Unrated)HDMovies Anywhere
Stand Up GuysHDVUDU
Star Trek  (Split)4KiTunes
Star Trek: Into Darkness (Split)4KiTunes
Star Wars: The Clone WarsSDiTunes
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Split)HDGoogle Play
Star Wars: The Force Awakens* (Split)4KiTunes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi* (Split)4KiTunes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Split)HDGoogle Play
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker* (Split)4KiTunes
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Split)HDGoogle Play
Star Wars: Rogue One (Split)HDGoogle Play
Star Wars: Solo (Split)HDGoogle Play
Star Wars: Solo* (Split)4KiTunes
Still AliceSDMovies Anywhere
Storks (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Strawberry Shortcake: Dance Berry DanceHDMovies Anywhere
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Hi-Tech FashionHDMovies Anywhere
Super Buddies (Split)HDGoogle Play
Supernatural: Season 14HDVUDU
Super TroopersHDMovies Anywhere
Taken 2HDMovies Anywhere
Taken & Taken 2 Double FeatureSDMovies Anywhere
Ted (Split)HDMovies Anywhere
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)HDVUDU
"Tyler Perry's" TemptationHDVUDU
Terminator: Dark Fate (Split)4KiTunes
Terminator: Genisys (Split)HDVUDU
Terminator: Genisys (Split)4KiTunes
The Three Stooges Movie (2012)*SDiTunes
Thor: Dark World (Split)HDGoogle Play
Thor: Love and Thunder (Split)HDGoogle Play
Thor: Ragnarok (Split)HDGoogle Play
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,MissouriHDMovies Anywhere
Tinker Bell & The Legend of The Neverbeast* (Split)HDiTunes
Tinker Bell & The Legend of The Neverbeast (Split)HDGoogle Play
Toy Story (Split)HDGoogle Play
Toy Story 4 (Split)HDGoogle Play
Toy Story 4* (Split)4KiTunes
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Split)4KiTunes
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Split)HDVUDU
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (Split)4KiTunes
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (Split)HDVUDU
Trolls HDMovies Anywhere
True Grit (2010)HDiTunes
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2HDVUDU
Under The Skin (A24)HDVUDU
Underworld: AwakeningHDMovies Anywhere
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The VowSDMovies Anywhere
Wakanda Forever (Split)HDGoogle Play
Walking With DinosaursHDMovies Anywhere
Warm Bodies (Split)HDVUDU
Warm Bodies (Split)4KiTunes
Water For Elephants*SDiTunes
We Bought a ZooHDMovies Anywhere
We're The MillersHDMovies Anywhere
What Men Want4KiTunes
What To Expect When You're ExpectingHDVUDU
White House DownSDMovies Anywhere
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The Wolf Of Wall Street (Split)4KiTunes
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The Woman in BlackSDMovies Anywhere
Wonder Park (Split)4KiTunes
World War Z (Split)HDVUDU
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X-Men: First Class*SDiTunes
XXX: Return of Xander Cage (Split)4KiTunes
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You, Me, & Dupree*HDiTunes
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2023.06.06 10:22 reddithenry 2022 Lagrange (St Julien)
£237/6 with FRW 95-97 points Neal Martin The 2022 Lagrange was picked between 8 and 30 September, its ages in 60% new oak for a planned 21 months. It has an almost clinical bouquet, with very well-defined blackberry and blueberry fruit, graphite and crushed stone. Quite a gap in quality between this and the Fiefs de Lagrange this year. The palate is extremely pure with cashmere tannins, black cherry fruit infused by blood orange, lightly spiced, hints of white pepper toward a very concentrated, fine-boned finish. This will require several years in bottle, but it will be worth waiting for. A serious and very able Lagrange that should not be under-estimated. Drinking Window: 2029-2055 www.vinous.com 96 Points Georgie Hindle Juicy and intensely ripe in terms of texture - tannins are fleshy but also really cool giving this a push-pull of bright acidity and quite serious mineral elements of flint and liquorice. Such an appealing weight in the mouth, layered and structured with expressive fruit and lively juiciness all combining to a stylish and inviting whole. So much going on but managed with finesse and elegance. A clear success in 2022. Harvest 8-30 September. Ageing 21 months in French oak, 60% new. Tasted twice. Drinking Window: 2028-2048 www.decanter.com 96 Points Jane Anson
A Lagrange with real depth and restraint, feels so perfectly Left Bank, impressive, a wine that shows the true possibilities of the vintage. There is a build-up of tannins through the palate, but also a juiciness and a gorgeous cassis, bilberry and fresh cherry pit seduction, with huge confidence and clear ageing potential. www.janeanson.com 94-96+ Points William Kelley The 2022 Lagrange is brilliant, ranking alongside the 2020, 2019 and 2016 as one of this over-performing estate's finest recent vintages. Revealing aromas of dark cherries, cassis, violets, and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with a deep core of fruit, beautifully refined but youthfully assertive tannins and a long, mouthwatering finish. It's a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot with a very healthy pH of 3.63. www.robertparker.com 94-96 Points Jeff Leve Deep in colour, the nose reminds you of walking into a flower shop carrying a basket of fresh-picked berries. The wine is silky, fresh, polished, elegant, and deep, with length, soft tannins, and waves of fruit and freshness in the finish. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak and with 2022, the streak continues! The wine is produced from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window: 2027-2055 www.thewinecellarinsider.com 94-96 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW The 2022 Lagrange is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in colour, it bursts forth with bombastic notions of creme de cassis, blackberry preserves, and redcurrant jelly, leading to alluring nuances of cinnamon stick, clove oil, star anise, and violets. The medium-bodied palate is densely laden with black fruit and baking spices layers, supported by ripe, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and opulent. 40% of the year's production went into the first wine and yields were 34 hl/ha. pH 3.53. Drinking Window: 2029-2059 www.thewineindependent.com
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2023.06.06 08:22 amithafz What are the Parts of a plant Why plants and Trees Important for human Grade 5 Sample Model Paper Questions How to Care Plants What are the Parts of a plant What is the Functions of roots How plants reproduce What are the Seed types
0:00 Introduction to Grade 5 Sample Model Paper Questions https://youtu.be/Cg-ZKwGafN0
0:39 Why plants and Trees Important for human
- Oxygen: Plants and trees produce oxygen through photosynthesis. This is the process by which they use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and carbohydrates. Humans and other animals need oxygen to breathe.
- Food: Plants and trees provide us with food. We eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds from plants. We also eat meat from animals that eat plants.
- Shelter: Plants and trees provide us with shelter from the sun, rain, and wind. We build houses from wood and use leaves to make baskets and other objects.
- Climate regulation: Plants and trees help to regulate the climate by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They also help to cool the air by providing shade.
- Soil erosion prevention: Plants and trees help to prevent soil erosion by holding the soil in place with their roots.
- Recreation: We enjoy spending time in nature, and plants and trees provide us with beautiful places to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
- Education: Plants and trees can teach us about the natural world and the importance of conservation.
- Economic benefits: Plants and trees provide us with jobs in the forestry, agriculture, and tourism industries.
1:50 Why Trees are Important
- Provides Rain
- Purify our air and combat climate change.
- Provide housing to millions of species that protect us from disease.
- Cool our streets and cities.
- Protect against floods and water pollution. ...
- Ease the mind during stressful times.
1:51 How to Care Plants
- Water them regularly
- Give them enough sunlight
- Remove weeds around them..
2:55 Names of Vegetables
3:21 Names of Fruits
3:35 How Plants grow in different places
- Land: Plants can grow on land in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, deserts, and mountains.
- Water: Some plants can grow in water, such as algae and water lilies.
- Air: Some plants can grow in the air, such as epiphytes, which grow on the branches of trees.
- Artificial habitats: Plants can also be grown in artificial habitats, such as greenhouses and gardens.
4:24 What are the Parts of a plant
- Roots: The roots anchor the plant in the soil and absorb water and nutrients.
- Stem: The stem supports the plant above ground and transports water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves.
- Leaves: The leaves contain chlorophyll, which is used to convert sunlight into food for the plant.
- Flowers: Flowers are the reproductive organs of plants. They produce pollen and seeds.
- Fruits: Fruits are the ripened ovaries of flowers. They contain seeds that can be planted to grow new plants.
5:19 What is the Functions of roots
- Anchoring: Roots anchor the plant in the soil and prevent it from being blown over by the wind.
- Absorption: Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil. Water is used by the plant to transport nutrients and dissolved minerals throughout the plant.
- Storage: Roots store food that the plant has produced during photosynthesis. This food can be used by the plant during times of drought or when the plant is not producing enough food.
- Transport: Roots transport water and nutrients from the soil to the rest of the plant. This is done through a network of tubes called xylem and phloem.
6:10 How plants reproduce
- Budding: A new plant grows from a bud on the parent plant.
- Fragmentation: The parent plant breaks into pieces and each piece grows into a new plant.
- Spore formation: The parent plant produces spores, which are tiny reproductive units that can grow into new plants.
- Vegetative propagation: A new plant is produced from a piece of the parent plant, such as a stem cutting or a root cutting
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: Some plants have seeds that are lightweight and equipped with structures like wings, hairs, or parachutes, which enable them to be carried by the wind over long distances.
Examples include dandelions, maple trees, and cottonwood trees.
: Seeds of certain plants are adapted to float on water, allowing them to be dispersed by rivers, streams, or ocean currents. Coconut palms and water lilies are examples of plants that disperse seeds through water. c. Animals: Many plants rely on animals to disperse their seeds.
Dispersal by self: a. Self-propulsion: Some plants have mechanisms that enable the seed to be expelled forcefully from the parent plant. This can occur through the bursting of seed pods, as seen in the case of peas or touch-me-not plants (Mimosa pudica), which disperse seeds through touch Acorns from oak trees are a common example.
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2023.06.05 20:18 Tigra21 Hunter or Huntress Chapter 168: U-Haul
Tom was still rather worried he had made a big mistake as he watched Jacky fly off towards the grey horizon, chainsaw dangling from her chest. He felt a little odd actually. He had come running out to say goodbye and to give Jacky her pair of ear defenders and some safety glasses that sorta fit, at least a little bit. He had also reminded them to pack some tarps. Just in case it rained since it might help keep the wood mostly dry. Honestly, he felt like a worried mother or housewife.
The image hadn’t really been helped when Ray had also come running up carrying some bundles of food someone had apparently forgotten. Maybe he should go do a load of laundry next and complete the image.
“Well… that’s them gone,” Tom shrugged as he lost sight of Jacky against the grey skies.
“Yup…” Ray answered, also staring up at the sky, watching them.
“You got anything you have to do or?”
“Oh eh, not that much… I really should wash the floors in the armory though, a lot of muddy feet,” Ray joked a little unsurely.
“Don’t bother, it’ll be just as dirty tomorrow anyway, and ten times so if we get rain.”
“Raulf thinks so… About the rain that is. So you’re probably right,” Ray agreed, turning to look at him instead. “Do you need help with anything?”
“We just have some stuff to do in the smithy. I don’t think so… Actually,” he replied, turning to her as well, tilting his head a little. “I heard Fengi mention that you were looking at getting dresses made. Is that right?”
“Oh, yes,” Ray responded with a quick nod. “You know. It would be nice to have, even if it wouldn’t be so good to wear every day. It is going to be hard with the silks though.”
“Everyone needs some finery,” Tom replied with a wink. Of course she should have some nice clothes, maybe she would even start wearing what they had gotten for her in the capital then. She looked quite nice, all things considered, when she tried. “You went for silk? I guess that’s a bit expensive,” he carried on, having no clue what silk they might be talking about. The only silk that he remembered them having was the changeling silk of his cloak… maybe he should revisit the idea of getting that turned into a proper uniform. He would need a bit more of the stuff though.
“Well that too, but I’ve never sewn silk before. It’s always so expensive. And it’s hard to make look just right.”
“I know Essy is pretty good at sewing. I’m sure Wiperna is too.”
“Oh of course,” Ray giggled, though still looking a little uncertain. “But not to be mean or anything, but a dress is quite different from some armor or a simple shirt.”
“Well, I certainly wouldn’t know. Only sewing I’ve done was to fix things… It usually didn’t end well,” Tom joked, hoping Ray wouldn’t be quite so skittish. They hadn’t talked that much, but everyone knew she was sweet as pie.
“I could teach you if you want? I was helping Jacky a little before all this stuff with the inquisitor happened.”
“Jacky was taking sewing classes?” Tom questioned, raising an eyebrow. That was honestly quite the surprise.
“It’s been a while. She’s been busy and all,” Ray replied a little meekly before changing the subject. “How have the two of you been doing? You have had a very hard time.”
“Right… Oh yeah, it’s been… well it sucked a lot. Jacky blames the inquisitor rather than me, even if I wasn’t that nice all the time, so I guess that is a plus.”
“It’s okay, everyone has bad days. You especially so,” Ray said in a very soothing voice, going to put a hand on his shoulder with the most tender and caring look on her face Tom could imagine. “Just try not to, okay?”
“You know Ray, this is why everyone here likes you so much,” Tom chuckled softly, giving her a pat on the shoulder in return. “You’re a good egg as we would say back home.”
“But humans don’t lay eggs,” Ray replied, turning her head to the side a little, looking adorably confused.
“No, but we still know what eggs are… Anyhow, Jacky thought you would want to buy some jewelry with the money? I guess that falls under clothes to some extent.”
“Oh… Yeah, I guess so. It is going to be so strange having to buy something not from my brother's shop.” She laughed hollowly. Tom hadn’t thought about that part. He didn’t even know if the shop was still around.
“We could also try making some? I know Shiva will be quite busy, but we certainly have plenty of materials to work with. Silver and gold too. I have a feeling that maybe she will want to do something other than entertaining us lot as winter goes by.”
“Do you think she would do that? It is a lot of work,” Ray questioned meekly, clearly worried time would be spent on her that shouldn’t. Tom couldn’t really blame her. They would probably be busy all winter, but surely Shiva could whip up some earrings or something.
“Well, she sure loves polishing everything. Do you know her magic?”
“Yeah, I more or less worked it out… My brother had the same talent. Let him make things without solder. He made these earrings out of very thin gold wire all fused together into little designs. They were beautiful,” Ray replied, turning sadder and sadder as she explained.
“Oh I believe it. Maybe Shiva can replicate one?” Tom tried cautiously, not sure if he should change the subject or if this was a good thing to talk about. ‘God dammit Tom, why are you such a numpty with all this stuff?’
“Perhaps?... It was very fine work. They easily broke too. He just called that a business opportunity since not many places could fix them. I often wore some of them when standing outside, at least during the day, you know? Advertising. He never even got mad every time I broke one,” Ray replied somberly, her expression going blank. “Times change, I guess.”
“They sure do. I had never worn jewelry before coming here. And then what do the girls do? They take every chance they get to dress me up with whatever they can find. Even cut my hair to leave a damn heart and a lightning bolt. Wore a cap for months after that. It’s still not quite gone,” Tom joked. It seemed to help as she looked at him with big eyes like she had just realized something embarrassing.
“I remember those… I thought they were religious or something like that.”
Tom suppressed a snicker at that, not wanting to laugh at her. Shortly thereafter Ray too let out a little giggle, confirming that she found it funny too.
‘Oh thank god for that.’
“And the time they tried to do my hair into horns, oh that was soo stupid.”
“They really tried that?” Ray questioned, suppressing another snicker.
“Yup, I think Saph just panicked. Dakota basically just told her ‘Make him presentable!’ and then left. She didn’t have a clue what to do,” Tom carried on, breaking out laughing properly at the stupid memory. That had been so damn dumb, but it was a good story at least. Ray joined in too, though she was more snickering and giggling at his misfortune than outright laughing.
“I’m sorry, but that is funny,” Ray apologized as she kept snickering at him.
“Oh don’t worry, it was damn funny. Afterwards at least,” Tom got out after catching his breath real quick. “Or the time when Kiran attacked my foot ‘cause of how bad it smelled. That really hurt. Bastard has sharp fangs.”
“He is a spirited one,” Ray remarked, the two of them continuing to snicker like idiots.
Then there was a bit of a cough from behind them. Tom turned to see Junior and Radexi standing there, Junior at attention for some reason.
“At ease gentlemen,” Tom joked, watching the young man switch to a more relaxed stance, almost mirroring Radexi who just shook his head the tiniest amount. “What is it?”
“Shiva and Edita want you in the forge, and Jarix would like a word as well.”
“Right. I guess the fun is over then. Run along you two, I’ll be right up.”
Tom let out a sigh as he watched them run off ‘I guess he’s not quite over playing soldier… I guess it still beats him taking after his father. Oh well, to work.’
Saph’s day had been rather boring thus far. It had been such a long walk, and it was more or less around late afternoon by the time they had made it to just the treeline. It had taken some walking back and forth from there before Essy had come descending out of the skies towards them to lead them to the camp.
It had turned out to be another half-hour walk through the forest to get there, which had left everyone save Essy a little travel sore. One might laugh at the idea of sitting down for a whole day being tiring, but Saph had actually gotten off to jog alongside just to have something to do for a bit. That and she was sore and stiff from all the hours sitting on Yldril’s back.
At least the forest was beautiful though, much better than the rolling hills. They really did get boring after a while. Here, though, it was all full of color. Especially on the outskirts of the forest. The leaves were already a dark yellow and falling, coating the ground in a colorful blanket. A few piles could be seen here and there where the wind had swept them up. Saph poked one to check for any surprises with a long stick before taking a run up and just jumping in backward, letting her wings catch the leaves to give a soft bouncy landing.
Fengi had kindly asked the dragon to walk by the pile of leaves, causing Saph to vacate to the shout of “Clear below!” followed by Fengi letting herself fall off the dragon’s back and down into the pile of leaves, using much the same trick as Saph had, though the cushion of leaves caught under her wing and sent her bouncing off. Essy stuck her head over the side to better watch as Fengi sailed gracelessly through the air and landed with a thunk and an “Aooow…” on some rather less well-padded ground.
The two silvered huntresses both chuckled a bit as Fengi held up a hand showing the OK symbol. “Nailed it.”
“Well if there had been a nail there then absolutely. You didn’t hurt anything, right?” Saph snickered, walking up to look down at the younger woman.
“Nope, I’m fine,” Fengi replied, standing up and dusting herself off, still looking like that had hurt at least a bit.
“Well at least the kids aren’t around to learn about that maneuver,” Essy added with a shake of her head. “I could see someone breaking a wing doing that.”
“You can break a wing doing the dishes,” Fengi retorted, going to jog after the dragon who hadn’t stopped or even slowed down. “Yldril, I’m climbing up your tail, just so you know.”
“Wonderful. At least you don’t want me to pick you up when you fall off,” The dragon retorted sarcastically, not seeming to care overly much. It wasn’t like she could stop them anyway. Fengi hopped up onto her tail and started climbing. Saph was half expecting the tip to fall off again, but it did seem to have survived the reattachment pretty well. Even if it was just the tip that had come off, it was certainly more than could be said for Balethon.
Saph followed Fengi’s lead, taking a running start and using a few powerful flaps of her wings to send her up onto the dragon's back. “All aboard.”
“Chuu chuu,” Essy let out playfully, pumping her fist in the air twice, leading to both Fengi and Saph tilting their heads looking at her. “Oh, it’s a thing Tom said… Not sure what it means, probably Danish.”
“Ahr yeah, that makes sense,” Fengi and Saph both agreed as they made themselves comfortable once more.
Saph went to lay down alongside the spines on the dragon's back, looking down at the ground moving slowly by below them. The dragon’s steps had slowed a bit as the hours had gone by, and she just watched the ground glide past. She thought back fondly to old times long ago. Playing in the rustling leaves as a kid had always been good fun. They used to take the kids of the keep to the forest just to see how different it was on a normal year. It was good to have a trip to see something other than just the rolling hills around the keep after all. For the last while though the kids had more or less just been cooped up inside the keep. She didn’t see that changing this year either.
‘Maybe next year. With some money, surely we could take a trip to the capital or something. Been a few since last we did that after all I think.’
They didn’t so much see the camp as hear it. Specifically, the roar of Tom’s chainsaw cutting through the woods. At first it was faint in the distance, almost like a shriek of a wounded animal, but as one came closer the true anger of that strange tool could be heard in full song. Accompanied by a familiar if rather manic-sounding laughter…
“Wait… Did they give it to Jacky?” Saph broke out, sitting up and trying to look ahead.
“Well that can’t possibly go wrong,” Fengi said sarcastically, shaking her head a bit, standing up, and walking up to Yldril’s shoulders to get a better view.
“It gets worse I’m afraid,” Essy added, having taken a comfy seat on Yldril’s back as well.
Fengi and Saph both didn’t say anything, instead just turning to look at the oldest huntress.
“Tom isn’t here either… and he gave it to her for the day,” Essy carried on reluctantly, apprehension clear on her face.
“Dakota did come, right? You know, just in case something needs to be put back on,” Saph tried half-joking, half-serious. A healer sounded like something they could definitely use if they ended up in that situation.
“I am not sure Dakota could manage that if I’m being honest. I wouldn’t like to think what that thing could do to flesh and bone,” Fengi added, also not seeming overly thrilled with the news.
“Is anyone going to tell me what that noise is?” Yldril protested, shaking her head a little as Jacky let loose once more, the screaming saw chewing its way through a log somewhere in the forest. It was hard to even work out where it was coming from with the echo bouncing off the trees all around them.
“Just think of it as a magical item that cuts wood and to do it, it burns stuff rather than magic. And is incredibly loud,” Saph responded as she tried to tell what parts of the noise were the saw and what might be Jacky screaming with glee.
“Am I the only one who would be quite scared to hear this? Say in the dark of night all alone out here?” Fengi questioned, sounding like maybe there was a little fear in there already as she looked around, the sound overwhelming them from all directions.
“Please tell me I do not have to listen to that all day?” the dragon grumbled, seeming a lot less impressed by the noise.
“If it helps, we all do. If Jacky’s got the saw, then she ain’t putting it down till it doesn’t wanna go no more. Or when we are done, I hope,” Saph sighed, the sheer disappointment radiating off the dragon feeling almost thick in the air as she walked along.
“Who knows, maybe they will be done soon?” Fengi tried in a cheerful tone. “I mean cutting trees down with that thing and branching them can’t take that long, and they must have been going for a while by now.”
Rounding a large path of bushes, the source of the noise came into view. Jacky stood with her back to them complete with her red-furred ear-defenders as woodchips flew all around, before the tree she had been working on creaked and cracked, slowly starting to topple over. “TIIIMBEEEER!”
There was a brief panic as the tree fell the wrong way, and several keep dwellers ran for it before the tree slammed into the ground. Jacky stood there looking quite pleased with herself.
“GOT IT!” she shouted out as grumbling faces started returning to the site, some having fled quite far away. As order returned some of them noticed the massive dragon staring at them. “Sorry about the bad guess. I really thought it was going that way.”
‘Gods give me strength,’ Saph sighed, clutching her temples a bit.
“Now now Saph, I’m sure she tried to make it go the other way. The saw does look like a handful if you ask me,” Essy let out, clearly trying to mediate things before anyone got shouted at. “Looks like they have come a long way already too.”
“Indeed,” Yldril replied, looking around and not sounding overly thrilled as she started walking up to the latest trunk to hit the ground. Looking around, the victims were quite spread out, and Essy was right too, there were quite a lot of them.
Jacky apparently hadn’t noticed them until Yldril was but a few meters behind her. She turned a bit to the right, probably sensing something was behind her, and let out a yelp of surprise as she noticed the massive black dragon standing just behind her. In true Jacky fashion, her finger was seemingly still on the trigger as the chainsaw roared to life, revving wildly before she managed to get her finger off the trigger, stumbling back a step or two. Some people averted their gaze once more, fearing Dakota’s magics were about to be needed, though others simply shook their heads or giggled a bit.
Yldril just stood there staring at the huntress unflinchingly. “Would you please shut that thing up?”
“Oh… right. Fuck man, you can’t just sneak up on me like that,” the chainsaw-wielding huntress countered, shutting off the chainsaw with a flick of a switch.
“I was not. You are simply oblivious. How many trees are there?”
“Oh uuuhm…” Jacky paused, looking back at her path of destruction. "Well… You know, I think I stopped counting.”
“There are twelve in total,” Dakota responded, walking up to the dragon. “And I must say, things have been going far swifter than we imagined. So far we are talking two logs per tree, we will cut them in half again when back at the keep. So two trees cut into four logs a trip was our idea. You will have to put together your cargo though. Do you think you can handle that?”
“Just fine… what even is that, a couple tons? Might as well take eight just to get it done with. That would mean I only need to do three trips, right?”
“That would be correct, yes. It is an awful lot of wood though,” Dakota replied, not seeming quite convinced that was a good idea, looking to Fengi for confirmation.
The young huntress just shrugged, clearly not knowing either. “If she thinks 8 logs is fine, why not? Not like we know what she can pull.”
“I have hauled far worse. But first I want to lay down somewhere with a bit of peace and quiet,” the dragon rumbled unenthusiastically, looking to Jacky, who was already making her way to the tree she had downed, fiddling with the saw.
“You can rest for a little. Afterward, we would have you stack the lumber up over there. We’re laying down two logs to put it on so it doesn’t get wet. In the meantime, Saph, we have a little foraging to do. I hope you brought your knife.”
“Always,” Saph replied, sliding down Yldrils's side and landing in a crouch, steadying herself with an arm before standing up again. “What are we looking for?”
“Heaven oak bark and anything else of use. A tasty snack wouldn’t go amiss either. By the looks of it, we might be able to finish up here today. Actually, remember to grab a hatchet for the bark while you are at it.”
“I saw some berry bushes when looking for you three. Worth a look I think,” Essy added enthusiastically as she too slid down Yldril, as the dragon started walking off to go have a nap somewhere a little quieter.
“Could I come too? Once I’ve seen where Yldril went to sleep at?” Fengi questioned hopefully, looking to Dakota. “I’ll be back so we can have her ready stuff for tomorrow.”
“I don’t see why not, as long as we get the prep done properly. Apparently it is going to rain tomorrow.”
“Yeah we heard,” Fengi sulked, glancing to Saph.
“Not much we can do about it. We better get going then before she wanders too far off. Do try to keep Jacky from killing anyone,” Saph chuckled, feeling a little glad she didn’t have to be too close to the saw either. It made her ears ring, and since Jacky had it there was not much chance of her getting a go at it anyway, and where was the fun in that?
“No faith at all,” Jacky laughed loudly with a big smile on her face as she yanked the cord and the device sprang to life once more. There was no denying just how quick work it made of those branches though. Each was gone in a matter of seconds as she walked up the side of the trunk.
“Well, good luck. See you later!”
As Tom came up the stairs to the greeting hall, the sight that greeted him was a young and slender blue dragon laying on his belly, head turned to face the horizon while completely overrun by kids. Said gaggle of kids seemed to include nearly everyone, save Lothal. Last Tom had seen him he had been shadowing Rachuck, who was supposed to be with Paulin at the moment so he guessed the kid was getting his first proper lessons on inquisition wrangling. Someone had to keep an eye on her.
The investigator hadn’t actually been causing much trouble as of late. Whether that came down to the orders she had been given or to the fact that Tom had a suspicion that she and Rachuck actually saw eye to eye on many things was hard to say. They were certainly both rather paranoid and beset by an impeccable work ethic.
For now though, Tom guessed he had kids to worry about, as well as whatever Jarix wanted to do. As he made his way over he saw Zarko holding the basket with Jinora, looking less than thrilled about the whole situation. It was rather funny to see the strict and uptight military woman being forced to babysit. And in all due honesty, she should probably be sawing planks or something instead. But they wouldn’t have any more wood till sometime late tomorrow, so here she was. He guessed that she hadn’t gone logging because if it came to it Jarix needed his crew for a fight.
“Ahr Tom, listen bro, I need to ask a favor,” Jarix called out, seeming quite delighted once he spotted Tom and Ray.
“Name it big guy,” Tom called back, walking up and watching as the kids all turned to look, a few hopping down to come his way with Kiran leading the charge.
“I wanted to ask you. Remember back before Joelina came here, well mostly even longer back than that. You used to run around in the morning and lift things?”
“Yup,” Tom replied, bending down to pick up Kiran as he came running with arms raised. “Up we come.”
“Yeah that stuff. Does it actually work?” the dragon questioned as the rest of the kids running up went right by Tom and instead ran up to Ray, who had already bent down arms open to welcome them in.
“What do you mean?” Tom asked with a chuckle, watching Ray with a big smile.
“He’s just trying to get out of having to do the training, that’s all,” Zarko interjected annoyedly, also walking towards Ray, Jinora’s basket in hand.
“No, not me. Radexi. He’s just embarrassed to ask, that’s all,” the dragon clarified. “I don’t need more flying practice, I’m the best already. And look at this now,” he went, flexing a foreleg which was showing some rather nicely defined muscle underneath the scaly hide.
“All that fieldwork was good for something, aye? Maybe you should be helping out log hauling.” Tom chuckled, watching the dragon’s expression go from proud to rather annoyed.
“Yeah, right,” Jarix chuckled sarcastically. “Why not do the work of someone 4 times my size, might be 5 actually. I think I’m good.”
“You haven’t done anything for weeks you big baby. It’s time to get to work again,” Zarko corrected as she gingerly gave the basket to Ray like she was defusing a bomb. Ray took it right away and stuck a hand down for Jinora to play with to the sound of happy baby giggles.
“Oh come on, I was wounded.”
“And now you’re fixed. I think it’s an excellent idea. It will take Yldril more than one run I hope, otherwise it’s not gonna be anywhere near enough wood.”
“Sounds like a plan to me. Though flying practice should be a thing too, right?” Tom questioned, looking to the now much more comfortable-looking lieutenant.
“We really should be practicing with Dakota and her girls, yes. Rachuck and the guard too for that matter, in case we get locked up in here with you for winter.”
“Makes sense. I for one would love to see some aerial exercises.” Tom mused glancing to Jarix hoping the dragon would pick up on a possible way out of hauling duty.
“As long as you don’t plan on falling off, I think the big baby could use some weight. Much like yourself,” Zarko agreed, gesturing at Tom. Tom had indeed resumed the practice of walking around with the weights on. He was more or less mended after all. The last two days hadn’t even come with dreams of Joelina’s past. Even if that wasn’t really enough to have him discount that side effect as dealt with. “Perhaps a few of the guards would be willing to come along for target practice. They will be fine in the belly netting I am sure.
“Oh come one, I’m supposed to fight using speed. Don’t go weighing me down now.”
“Of course, and if you are faster with passengers, imagine how well you will do in a proper fight. Besides, I already talked with Dakota. She found the idea quite ideal,” Zarko retorted with a grim smile on her face, Jarix deflating noticeably.
“Don’t worry, Jarix! We coming too!” Kiran shouted out, raising a clenched fist.
“Oh no you don’t,” Tom chuckled, lowering the hand back down again. “It’s bad enough for them if I fall off.”
“But I fly already.”
“Yes, when you weren’t allowed to… and were high on sugar.”
“I still want more sweets. They taste good!”
“Yes, yes I know. I promise when you’re older,” Tom tried, Kiran’s expression turning exceedingly grumpy as he crossed his arms. “I am three. That’s a lot!”
“Hey, don’t feel bad, kid. My dad didn’t let me try flying till I was 10,” Jarix added in helpfully, Kiran turning to look at the dragon, mouth agape.
“Oh don’t give me that,” Zarko let out, clearly not impressed “I know your mother. No way in hel-”
“Heherm!” Ray cleared her throat, looking rather scathingly at Zarko, who for her part just shut up.
Tom just watched in awe. He had never seen Ray do anything like that before. And Zarko was not exactly the most lenient of people. Even Kiran didn’t seem to have a funny quip.
Jarix just looked rather smug at the whole thing before slowly and with head held high turning to look at Tom and Kiran.
“Anyway, I just wanted to ask if you could help Radexi out. He’s a bit spindly.”
“And he can’t pull back the bolt on the 50 properly… I’ll see what I can do,” Tom promised, not quite sure how this would end. Hopefully better than his attempt to wingman for Unkai. Even if that had been more or less successful in the end.
“Thanks bro. Now I think if I have to go out and start hauling trees, I’m gonna need to look good. Who knows who might see us out there? We have to put on a good image after all,” Jarix chuckled, laying his head back down on the sun-heated stone and looking rather comfy really. Even if Tom still needed to make good on that promise of a bed.
“What’s next, do you want white enameled armor too? Maybe a huntress crown as well? I’m sure I could put in a good word with Dakota and get you at least a copper one,” Zarko retorted sarcastically, crossing her arms and looking unimpressed.
“Did you forget how much I was paid? I am a gilded, I would have you know.”
“Still only made half of a normal year’s commission, didn’t you?”
“No, I made half on top of a normal commission, remember?”
“Right,” Tom let out, blinking a few times. “Forgot just how expensive you lot are.”
“Why do you think most keeps out here don’t have dragons? At least not normally. They are putting a fortune into this place,” Jarix countered. “I know mum’s place back home cost thousands. Food is the big one though. In the big cities, it’s just crazy.”
“There is also the small matter of asking someone who can live for hundreds of years to risk their life for you. No keep dweller dragons making 500 a year out here.” Zarko added apathetically.
“Well duh, just like there aren’t any dragonettes making 50, or even like what? 10 gold.”
“Quite, most would be more like a couple on a good year… if you're a higher rank,” Ray interjected cautiously, clearly not quite comfortable with the huge numbers.
“Damn… actually, what would a dragon make out here?” Jarix proceeded to ask, looking to Zarko, who just shrugged.
“I don’t know. Maybe 100? Maybe only 50? Some might only be paid in food and shelter, you are expensive to feed after all. From what I heard many are usually hired rather than part of the keep too.”
“Welp, even more reason to join the army,” Jarix mused, seeming quite content with his lot in life. “So much more worth it.”
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There’s a strawberry farm nearby that lets you buy a basket and pick your own berries to fill them. I planned to actually take Albedo today before making the art but the weather didn’t allow it. We’ll have to postpone but for now the drawing is cute ☺️ submitted by CameraIndependent237 to waifuism [link] [comments]
2023.06.05 05:09 notlikethatglue What do I know about glue
Yo glue. You don't use this place so you'll never hear this but I got to tell someone and I'm not going to send it to you and sound even crazier I don't want you thinking I'm some kind of psychopathic stalker and I want you to feel comfortable and respected with your boundaries. So let's get down to brass tacks.
Girl when I think about you and all this s*** that went on and I think about me. It reminds me of when in pulp fiction Bruce Willis is popping Marcellus Wallace (Ving rhames) in the face saying "you feel that?" That's your pride f****** with you or some s*** like that.
Man glue how the hell are my feelings going to be hurt and how can I be so selfish as to even think that I deserve to be respected or put any expectations on you I'm not going to go into huge detail. Reason being is because the rest of the world will hear it but you probably won't but at least out there in the void I'm going to make it to where the respect you deserve this voiced from me and that you're honored for the things that you've done selflessly. Being thet our sister birthday was yesterday and she's no longer with us I think she would smile from above knowing that I finally said something like this.
Hey let me say thank you for real. Thank you for shutting my ass down and thank you for this list I'm about to go through which I will go into detail at a later time.
I'm going to write a story about our lives. I'm telling you it's going to happen. I started three separate writings and I'm ready to scrap them all to tell our story. I'm going to focus on that in my writings anyways on to the summary of what glue means to me or what I acknowledge about glue.
What you were up against.
When we met. You a teenage girl. Abandoned by one parent in a very vile way. The other parent was raising you. We were running around, you got sick, and you were in the hospital for weeks with some very serious troubles. Towards the end of the hospital stay cuz I was in there with you the whole time. The other parent came said that they won't going to deal with you and for you to figure it out a young girl in the hospital. The crazy part is you had done nothing wrong. That was my first real dose of surrealism in people next to some childhood stuff from one of my mother's boyfriends. And shortly after you were told you didn't have a home to come back to as a teenage girl in the hospital the doctors came in and said you would never be able to get pregnant or bare children. You moved in with us me my mom and my sister. And after all that you have been through you would think that you'll be nervous or anxious or things will be awkward. No. You stepped into the home and you immediately brought light into it that it was missing. You immediately were a part of the family and you were a part that was missing the whole time that no one ever knew about. You became a daughter to my mother a sister to my sister and more important things than my words can express right now to me. You kept a strong mentality and glue you were always the caretaker. You dealt with me a young pig-headed man very much in love with you with the drug addiction you catered to me. But not like a slave you catered to my soul there is never someone that I can ever dream of to treat me the way you did. You were loyal man you were my everything. I was yours. None of this is going to be an order but I've traveled with you across the country. We moved to Louisiana. I got a job on the tugboats. You were in the middle of a new scary town. And here I was gone 30 days at a time. But you held on. That was a really stressful time when I look back and that was a time when even though it was an experience I regret that decision because being gone that long from you at that young seemed okay then but even though my buddy's family was around I should have been there. But we did it the best we could. Eventually that didn't work out I'll never forget two cats in a 1984 Ford escort and all our s*** driving all the way to the East Coast. That escort could do some runs now. Anyways we moved to the beach. Being close to home my drug addiction was still an active Factor at all times you held on every time you could. When we move to the beach we decided we were going to do other things we came back to the city. That's what my sister move to the beach with her friend and we were in the city and got to call she had been in a car wreck.
We fly down to the beach before that even cut my sister out of the car we made a 2-hour drive in about 45 minutes. They will my sister in you were right by her side by my side you were there fam you were going through it with me, with her, with the parents. The wheel her in she said she couldn't feel her legs. Boom paralyzed never going to walk again. Thank God she lived and thank God she has such an amazing sister beside her during it all.
After rehabilitation the situation that it happened put my mom into a absolute mental tailspin. So we stuck around as my mother could barely function to tend to my sister.. to your sister. So you a young young woman who had been s*** on by her family. Took over my mother's role and began caretaking for my sister, all the while taking care of my mom with her mental episodes and and down time, and taking care of a loving man with an addiction that had selfish tendencies and you filled the role of all three caretakers and still manage to love me and show me affection with a smile on your face. You took care of the whole house. You took care of the animals. I'm not talking about any of the good really that I did or anybody else did I just want you to be recognized here.
We decided to move to Florida after a long time of you taking care of my paralyzed sister and helping her acclimate until she started lighting it up. What she took off and became president the Honor society went back to school started doing fundraisers was in the Miss wheelchair state runnings eyeballing Ms wheelchair America..once she got in her groove... We went on to Florida.
In Florida you dealt with a man that had just found the purest cocaine he had done in a long time for dirt cheap prices. Through pretty much the whole stay we were there the years we were there. But I wasn't completely a lost cause so in Florida you became a business partner, an entrepreneur, an inventor, a teammate, a valuable asset, Chief cornerstone that all things business relied on between us and my buddy that we went into business with. Your pragmatic approach and abilities dominated with mine. The things I fell short in you could put into place... I don't want to say my inventiveness and idealism was the exact complimentary opposite to that where you lacked. But I'm going to be straight up with you you were just as inventive, sellable, full of ideas, practical enough to make it happen, and able to execute. So you were still at a young age early twenties the most amazing business partner I could ever ask for. Not to mention the fun in the sun the palm trees the tacky gold the new cars living on the beach man I was built for that s*** and I know you were. Eventually when the big collapse of the towers came, and us with our lack of savings which was a big part my fault. After September 11th the market just crashed and we didn't do business and s*** started going backwards and we sold our debt for what a couple thousand bucks? To watch my friend hold on to that business and buy us out of all that debt until it finally bankrupted was insane he really held on to that dream.
Anyways by the time we get back to our hometown not only is my sister been in a wheelchair now my sister develops a tumor on her pituitary gland Cushing's disease. My drug addiction is full force when we pull back into town. You jump right into action taking care of her everyone and by this time your family had got back in your life your parents. And you forgave them and let them in boy I'll never forget to work it took for you to get over that I remember the days that I sit with you and helped you work through that stuff. But you forgave you opened your heart and you opened your arms and embrace family. And you took care of everyone.
We get married. I get you pregnant the first child. I'm so far in addiction now that we're back home ground zero for those old habits. You're neglected, I'm high, selfish,I'm ashamed so basically I either don't come home because I've been up all night High s*** spending all of our money. And I mean all of it taking right out of my pregnant wife's and the baby's mouth to serve my f****** addiction. and you just held on. Remainder Rock still taking care of my sister. Still being there for my mom. And absolutely the polar opposite of what the doctor said when we first met about not being able to have kids. So after neglecting you constantly pawning off tons of responsibilities on you and spending every penny we had and expecting you to take care of the kids and never being home and being unavailable because I had a disgusting ratchet ass bottom of the barrel love affair that started with cocaine but once I tried to sling and learn how to cook cocaine became Crack to be exact. I traded you, businesses, vehicles, Mom Dad the kids, stability love, God, futures, anything everything I traded for that nasty b**** crack. Mind body Spirit trade it at all.
And what did you do you kept managing with what you we had you kept trying to hold it together and you held on for dear life.
Now you had already become a daughter to my mother and you were a sister to my sister so my part to play in that has nothing to do with y'all's relationship at this point. There's a very painful thing that I'm even scared to talk about maybe one day. Anyways finally you said you couldn't do it anymore I had driven us in the dirt I had literally turned us into basically homeless people with kids and I just could not stop when I would get to the bottom I'd bring a jackhammer and I'd find a new bottom. And you finally took your eyes off of me and you looked at what was the most important our child and you said it's time to separate you had to do it. Our separation you still tried to work with me as I got off the drug short-term and you came back and that's when I got you pregnant. That's what I want to talk to you about one day when we have time. But that has nothing to do with the honor you deserve because you are always were and not a doubt my mind always will be a loyal honorable commendable Royal woman a true virtuous woman.
Anyways when we started talking again during the separation I got you pregnant again. We got back together to try to make it work for both our kids now. But I wasn't going to give up crack for you all the families all the religion all the money and all the happiness in the world. I was that f****** stupid. God is good because I didn't 12 step my s*** out of there with that God come down and put a disgust and a chill in my bones about that s*** and made it disappear overnight. Maybe another time because it was way too late when it happened. Anyways I got you to raise two kids stole all of our money stole all of our food stole everything we didn't even have gas half the time. You hold on. You held one. I still have the claw marks in my soul from where you didn't want to let me go because you were that committed and that good of a woman. That in tune with family.
You went on to raise the kids by yourself you hooked up with another dude he got you pregnant then you dealt with him abusing you physically. Torturing that household. I know he's changed but I know some of this s*** that he did to my kids because I could see it in their eyes every time I would drop a fork. Thank God they healed from that. Whether they healed fully especially one of them I don't know. But then the question would have to be raised does the pain in the issues they go through revolve around him or revolve around the traumas from me. Cuz a dad supposed to be there. You basically dealt with him terrorizing y'all raising hell you've told me some of the things that he used to do to you I don't see how you can still talk to me like he needs you and you've got to be there for him but that's on you and I respect it but the way that you explain some of the things that he did to you to me it makes me sick to my stomach because I could just never see myself like harming you physically over and over and over again and doing things to you in other forms of physical abuse and getting pleasure or control out of it. But I can see taking you everything you ever owned and never given our kids a chance or anybody else and giving it all to crack can I so I don't know there. I just know it blows my mind. But I think it comes a lot from the fact I left us so bottom of the barrel out back from my addiction that as long as somebody was providing you felt some form of security over top of what I left you with which was complete insecurity. Maybe that's why you stuck around for the abuse and still justifiy it over top of the things I've done to this day.
You raised his kid, you raised my kids, you were the one true parent you were two dads you were one mom. You were a counselor, a provider a mediator a caretaker a teacher a protector a shelter a guide a mentor a motivator a problem solver you were a parent and you played the role of three parents. Plus you worked plus you were there for my family whenever they needed you. You were there for my sister all through her Cushing's disease. And there's so much more because you were building towards the future on your own establishing financial security vision for yourself holding the fort down getting damn near no financial help from me none 00.
I incurred 135,000 child support debt with you. How's that for deadbeat dead? See this isn't about the arrogant narcissistic guy you think I am this is about who you are. Let's just fast forward so we getting locked up for child support even though you had already told me you weren't working on getting all of that got rid of. And yes you may not believe this but my whole f****** inheritance is going to you not one red cent goes to me because you earned that. Yo you earned like 50,000 times that times a hundred times 50. All of the money in the world in my opinion is still not enough compensation if it was given all to you for the things you've done.
Now fast forward to my sister dying she's on her deathbed she's checking out. you stay and active part of her life and you check on her and you stay by her side and you are there with her as a friend you coming you become her caretaker in the end you help my mother you stand by my family side we see my sister into the Afterlife and we live the lives we live.
I come to the city out of the blue I'll come to find out there was a warrant out I get arrested. With some help from another family member if y'all bond me out with $13,000 cash. A week later I'm called by the courts they said we didn't have to show the decision could be made without us there and when we pop up they walk out and they say here here's your piece of paper sir. You owe $14.75. I'll look at the piece of paper it says Mr so and so your debt with child support enforcement has been cleared in full please pay us these $14 processing fees and your case is closed. You smiled me a smile at you.
And you said the most horrific thing I've ever heard in my life from someone. I'm being cynical here because it was really the most amazing thing but I hate the term because I'm a basket case. You looked at me and said be better do better.
Fast forward after that I started trying to get my s*** together started trying to help you with vehicles and stuff around the house and somehow... Some f****** way... I had the audacity to get offended by the way you were treating me. And I had a nervous breakdown. And I begin saying things to you the absolutely weren't true that I absolutely didn't mean and I f****** flaked.
You with no contact to protect yourself.
Look at what you have done how could I have done that?
Anyways I've seen my mom turn on you with her words. I've seen your parents turn on you, I've turned on you, seen your friends turn on you, I've seen a world I've seen your ex's turn on you, but you know what I've never seen you turn on the people that you give your ability and your honor to and your bonds to I've never seen you turn on them ever.
You didn't turn on me you were protecting yourself.
Glue you were the strongest f****** woman I've ever met and you are worthy of an award that his world renowned and recognized because there are so many things that I haven't said here.
You are The Rock, you are the glue, you are the ties that bind... You are the virtuous woman. Proverbs 31 versus 10 to 31 is the description of who You are. Even to the point of where our kids were raised by you to place the dwelling now that you're at. You have taken in so many other people's kids you're like a parent to everyone. You excel at every job that you do. Vital asset to every team that you join. Highly efficient highly intelligent. Insanely gorgeous. Smart funny. God your sense of humor is so f****** awesome.
I'll see things in pictures my brain sees things in pictures and I just see pictures of you sometimes where always if we were around somebody that was down you would do the goofiest s*** you had to do to get them to smile because that's what you do. Just like sis did and this is her birthday gift from me because she told me several times to think about how hard you have worked. And she begged me to draw that picture before she died I got it toward the day before she died it was so important to her that picture is me holding her hand and her grabbing a star and her feet rooted to the ground and the roots coming into my feet and it says my brother taught me to reach for the stars my sister taught me to remain grounded.
And it's weird because I look at that and I think about how much of a icon and how much of a aura and presence glue was see y'all were glue one and two. And I'll go get that picture that she had me draw and it brings these overwhelming senses of things because I miss her so much but it brings you into the picture too because you always kept me grounded and I could envision anything anything on vision and you could take it for what it was and you could be like okay it's not that practical but it can be done and you would make the systems that made it happen no matter what it was I could create anything with you. You are after all Earth. I'm air. Reach for the Stars grounded etc.
Do you have so many amazing qualities and you have done so many honorable things. And for my sister's birthday I honor you her sister because the things that she said really ring true now. If you never talk to me again I respect it, if you want us to try to have some kind of working amicable relation I respect it but I have to have communication, you are so much of everything good and honestly I still love you so much thatI fall apart in your presence. But forget me man for real f*** me. Glue I want you to be happy you deserve happiness and if I take away from that then I need to shut my f****** mouth and I need to take that s*** so I went down and I need to smile because I know that you're happier. I truly know what it's like to want something so bad because I have for years but I never got healthy I'm just now getting around to taking care of myself. But I have for years wanted you and when I couldn't have you that's when you became Bruce Willis and you was popping my ass in the face saying you feel that boy that's your pride f****** with you.
Will glue I'm swallowing my pride. I want you to be happy no matter what I want you to be honored. If you ever do decide you want me in your life in any form please give me the communication I need to approach it healthily if not I'll f*** it up. I'm not even going to ask you what you want I'm not going to bug you but if by some chance in hell you ever find this letter just know at any point anytime you can reach out to me and ask for anything. I have taken and taken and taken and you have given and given and given it's time for me to sit the f*** down shut the f****** and love you the way you're supposed to be loved. And that means unconditionally loving you for who you are not loving you for me loving you because I absolutely adore who You are and I want to see the best life you can have happen.
You probably can't see your value and priceless coming out of my mouth or anyone else still does not do it justice.
Going to write a story about us glue.
And I promise to never promise again and just show you by allowing you the power dynamic you deserve to make your own choices and get the happiest healthiest life you can without me interjecting you've done it well this far better than me. Have made myself look like a total helpless loser in this but we both know what I'm capable of and what I'm about. If you need a roll for me just communicate it. I'll give it my all even if giving it my all means standing outside the box looking in but never burdening you with the fact that I am anymore.
And I'm not going to bring it up. Man I hope one day you get all the things you deserve.
You're admired appreciated loved and honored. By many. You are the Chief cornerstone woman. You are woman all woman.
I love you always will. Have my power dynamics take what you need and should you ever need me to flex my power because we both know all you got to do is make the call and I'll flex on whatever the hell you need me to as hard as you need me to and I'll scoop my ass right on out the way if that's what you need after it's done
Thank you glue
Buy some odd chance should you ever want me to be the one to try to love you communicate with me and point me in the direction I'm so f***** up out here I need direction and I know that they could be poisonous to you so you being The logical thinker that you are take that for what you will.
I've never been able to fully give myself to anyone else because I truly feel that to this day I will take my love for you to the grave.
You're that special.
Should I ever get a chance to love you and stand by your side of your man again you're going to have to let me die and and come out of the death of at least once because I'll die of happiness and wake up I just I wouldn't know how to handle it.
To me it's like imagine somebody said hey here's this egg but it doesn't have a shell that's just made of the rubber stuff that holds the shell together and you've got to run this egg 3 MI of mountain terrain in 20 minutes or the whole world ends.
Well I would just take the f****** egg and throw it on the ground. That's how I've been treating things. That's what I'm relearning everything.
It could be a detriment to you you know the sign of this always protect yourself and do what's best for your happiness but if I could love you again and be your man the things I would do I can't tell you because that would be the same old same old and honestly I just don't know.
I just know I love you you've always been everything to me and there will never be anyone that compares and there never has been.
Thank you for who you are
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2023.06.05 03:20 FaithTransitionOrg How Mormon were you?
2023.06.04 21:10 kavyaorganicfarm Why is There is Dragon Fruit Pink Colour ?
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Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is known for its vibrant pink or magenta-colored flesh. The color of dragon fruit is primarily due to the presence of natural pigments called betacyanins. Betacyanins are water-soluble pigments that belong to the larger group of compounds known as betalains.
- The betacyanin pigments in dragon fruit are responsible for its striking pink coloration. These pigments are especially concentrated in the pulp or flesh of the fruit. The outer skin of the dragon fruit, on the other hand, is usually a bright pink or reddish color, but it can also be yellow or even white.
- The color of dragon fruit is influenced by various factors such as the specific variety of the fruit, growing conditions, and ripeness. Different varieties of dragon fruit can have slightly different shades of pink, ranging from pale pink to deep magenta.
- It's worth noting that not all dragon fruits are pink. There are also other varieties of dragon fruit with white or yellow flesh. These varieties contain different types of pigments, such as betaxanthins, which give them their distinct colors.
In summary, the pink color of dragon fruit is due to the presence of betacyanin pigments, which are natural compounds found in the fruit. These pigments contribute to the unique and visually appealing appearance of the dragon fruit.
- Is dragon fruit naturally pink?
No, dragon fruit is not naturally pink. The natural color of dragon fruit is actually white or yellow. The pink or magenta-colored dragon fruit that is commonly seen is a result of selective breeding and genetic variations.
Originally, dragon fruit had white or yellow flesh. However, through cultivation and hybridization, varieties with vibrant pink or magenta flesh were developed. These pink-fleshed dragon fruit varieties became popular due to their attractive appearance, and they are now commonly found in many markets worldwide.
So, while pink dragon fruit is not the natural color of the fruit, it is the result of human intervention and breeding techniques to create visually appealing variations of the fruit.
- Why is my dragon fruit pink instead of white?
If your dragon fruit has pink flesh instead of white, it is likely because you have a variety of dragon fruit that naturally has pink flesh. There are several varieties of dragon fruit, each with its own unique characteristics, including the color of the flesh.
Pink-fleshed dragon fruit varieties have been developed through selective breeding and genetic variations. These varieties contain specific pigments, such as betacyanins, which give them their pink color. The presence of these pigments is determined by the genetic makeup of the plant.
It's also possible that environmental factors, such as sunlight exposure or growing conditions, could influence the intensity of the pink color in the fruit. However, the primary reason for the pink flesh in your dragon fruit is the inherent genetic characteristics of the particular variety you have.
It's worth noting that dragon fruit comes in various colors, including white, pink, yellow, and even red. Each color has its own unique flavor and appearance, offering a diverse range of options for consumers to enjoy.
- What kind of dragon fruit is pink?
There are several varieties of dragon fruit that have pink flesh. Some popular pink-fleshed dragon fruit varieties include:
- Hylocereus undatus: This is the most common variety of dragon fruit with pink flesh. It has a white or pink skin with green scales and the flesh inside is typically white or pink. It is often referred to as the "white-fleshed dragon fruit" but can have a pinkish hue.
- Hylocereus costaricensis: Also known as the Costa Rican pitaya or red-fleshed dragon fruit, this variety has vibrant pink to deep red flesh. The skin of this dragon fruit is usually red or magenta.
- Hylocereus polyrhizus: This variety is commonly called the red dragon fruit or red-fleshed dragon fruit. It has a reddish skin and the flesh inside can range from pink to deep red.
- Hylocereus megalanthus: While the exterior of this variety is yellow, the flesh inside can have a light pink hue. It is often referred to as the yellow dragon fruit or yellow pitaya.
It's important to note that the intensity of the pink color may vary within each variety, depending on factors like growing conditions and ripeness. The specific variety of dragon fruit you have will determine the exact shade of pink in the flesh.
- Is it OK to eat pink dragon fruit?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to eat pink dragon fruit. Pink dragon fruit is a popular and widely consumed fruit. The pink color of the flesh is natural and does not indicate any health concerns or issues.
Dragon fruit, including pink-fleshed varieties, is known for its nutritional benefits. It is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is low in calories and rich in fiber, making it a healthy addition to your diet.
When consuming dragon fruit, it is important to ensure that it is ripe. Ripe dragon fruit should have a slight give when gently squeezed, and the skin should be bright and evenly colored. The flesh should be juicy and sweet. If the fruit is overly mushy or has an off smell, it may be spoiled and should not be consumed.
As with any food, it is always advisable to wash the dragon fruit thoroughly before cutting into it. You can enjoy pink dragon fruit fresh on its own, or you can add it to smoothies, salads, or other dishes for a vibrant and nutritious boost.
- Who can't eat dragon fruit?
While dragon fruit is generally safe for consumption, there are a few groups of people who may need to exercise caution or avoid it:
- Allergies: Some individuals may have allergies to dragon fruit or other fruits in the cactus family. If you have a known allergy to cacti or have experienced allergic reactions to similar fruits, it is advisable to avoid dragon fruit.
- Medication Interactions: Dragon fruit contains compounds that can interact with certain medications. If you are taking medications, especially those metabolized by the liver, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider before consuming dragon fruit. They can advise you on any potential interactions.
- Diabetes or Blood Sugar Concerns: Dragon fruit is relatively high in natural sugars, which can impact blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes or are watching your blood sugar levels, it is important to consume dragon fruit in moderation and monitor your blood glucose response.
- Digestive Sensitivities: Dragon fruit contains dietary fiber, which can be beneficial for most people. However, individuals with sensitive digestive systems may experience discomfort or gastrointestinal issues when consuming excessive amounts of fiber. Start with small portions and observe how your body reacts.
- Oxalate Sensitivity: Dragon fruit contains oxalates, which are naturally occurring compounds that can contribute to the formation of kidney stones in susceptible individuals. If you have a history of kidney stones or are prone to oxalate-related issues, it may be advisable to limit your consumption of dragon fruit.
As always, if you have specific health concerns or conditions, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian who can provide personalized advice based on your individual circumstances.
- Which dragon fruit is best?
The "best" dragon fruit can be subjective and depends on personal preference. However, here are some popular dragon fruit varieties known for their taste and characteristics:
- Hylocereus undatus (White-Fleshed Dragon Fruit): This is the most common variety with white flesh and a mild, subtly sweet flavor. It is often described as having a refreshing taste and a texture similar to kiwi.
- Hylocereus costaricensis (Red-Fleshed Dragon Fruit): Also known as the red-fleshed dragon fruit or Costa Rican pitaya, this variety has vibrant pink to deep red flesh. It is often sweeter than the white-fleshed variety, with a slightly more intense and berry-like flavor.
- Hylocereus polyrhizus (Red Dragon Fruit): This variety is known for its striking red or magenta skin and red flesh. It has a slightly sweeter flavor compared to the white-fleshed dragon fruit and is often described as having a hint of tropical sweetness.
- Hylocereus megalanthus (Yellow Dragon Fruit): This variety has yellow skin and white or pale yellow flesh. It has a milder taste compared to the red or white-fleshed dragon fruit, with a delicate sweetness and a hint of acidity.
Ultimately, the best dragon fruit for you will depend on your personal taste preferences. Some people enjoy the subtly sweet flavor of the white-fleshed variety, while others prefer the bolder and sweeter taste of the red-fleshed or yellow dragon fruit. It can be fun to try different varieties and determine which one you enjoy the most.
2023.06.04 05:23 dandinonillion bald Brynolf (HELP)
I’ve got a few hair and beard mods installed and went into creation kit to edit him to my liking, but after I save my changes and load the game he still looks like this. Any advice? The changes loaded once, and then I went back into CK to remove a moustache from Brand-Shei, and Bryn is back rocking the look of my ex-boyfriend’s dad.
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2023.06.03 23:00 sharewithme Word of The Hour: grape
- the plant which bears this fruit
- a mangy tumor on the leg of a horse
- a well-known edible berry growing in pendent clusters or bunches on the grapevine. the berries are smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in great quantities for table use and for making wine and raisins
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2023.06.03 16:36 Sperry8 My engagement ring shopping experience
Just completed 4 days of in-person visits in New York City (Manhattan NYC) shopping for an engagement ring and thought I'd share my experience (as many of your posts helped me). Please know I am not an expert so just sharing my personal experience.
I met with 6 companies and learned a lot. In addition I also shopped at numerous online retailers. All the companies showed me eye-clean sparkly looking mined diamonds. However, I learned the industry does not provide enough information for us to truly make an informed decision to compare and contrast the diamonds and to ensure we're getting good value for the diamond we end up purchasing. The reality is, most consumers don't seem to care. They buy based on carat size, setting type, price, and sparkle. For those that care more, internet research discusses the 4 C's (usually described in a report from a grading company like GIA or similar). But sadly, this report does not provide all the information required to identify a sparkly mined diamond.
They allow you to compare and contrast in a controlled setting (in-store with fancy lighting), against a few other diamonds (also controlled). If you have a favorite diamond from one store and want to contrast it against another (or against one online), you are unable to do so. Only seeing diamonds side by side, without the controlled lighting, would we be able to truly see the possible difference in color tint and sparkle.
However, there are add'l reports and tools that allow you to ascertain how sparkly your diamond will perform - but almost none of the stores provide these reports. Some of the online retailers do - but they only provide some, not all, of these reports.
Finally, because consumers only care about carat size, setting type, price, and sparkle the cutters (who cut the raw diamonds) are incentivized not to create perfect sparkly cuts without inclusions, but to keep as much of the raw material as possible, which results in many of these diamonds have inclusions, clouds, and angles that do not optimize the sparkle of the diamond (but do leave them a higher carat size) which is what consumers (and retailers want). Retailers want this because they know 2 things... they can charge more for larger stones, and they can sell stones that aren't perfect to consumers since they don't provide us with enough info to make an informed decision. The result is what I found when shopping. Almost every retailer trots out diamonds that appear sparkly and pretty - but have significant flaws (which are not generally noticeable to the naked eye - but do reduce the shine nonetheless and would be more apparent if shown side by side in natural light).
At a bare minimum
, the reports one should look at are GIA Report
, Holloway Cut Report
, and the Gemex Light Performance Report
. Most retailers do not provide these reports unless asked. One must ask, if the diamonds they are showing rank as good on these reports, why would they withhold this information? It seems obvious to me they withhold it because the diamonds we are shown do not rank well on the reports. And without data, one is left to choose a diamond solely based on their "eye" and budget, which will not get you the highest quality diamond at the price you can afford.
When in store, optimally, you also want to do 3 things.
1- Look at the diamond through an (Idealscope
) hearts and arrows viewer to make sure the hearts and arrows are clean and present (one can be purchased for ~$15 if you want to bring your own). But, imo, any retailer who doesn't have one sitting there for you to use, is obviously showing you diamonds that will not pass this visual inspection.
2- Use an ASET Scope
or other light scope viewer to identify how much "bleed" the diamond has. That is, how much light is refracted back to the eye - vs how much light passes through the diamond (and not back to the eye). This will help you ascertain the brilliance/sparkle of the diamond. You can buy/bring your own, but again, any retailer not offering this knows the diamonds they are showing you won't allow their diamond to grade high.
3- Look at the diamonds side by side, over something white, in natural light (put your hand over the bright lights the store has). See from the top if the sparkle differs and see from the side if you can see a yellow looking tint. This may prove difficult if you cannot sufficiently block their bright light and use natural light (which is how you'll be looking at the diamond through your life when it's on your finger).
If you use all the tools above you'll be more equipped to make an informed decision. Now, sadly, after doing all the above, I'm still not 100% confident I received the best diamond at the best price. I am however, more confident I received an excellent cut, sparkly diamond, in the largest size for my budget. In fact of the 24+ diamonds I saw, only 3 passed the tests above - and odds are I would've ended up with one of those rather than the one I bought. So at the very least I ended up with one of the 3 and put the odds in my favor that I wasn't as ripped off as I would've been.
Another thing to consider is your setting. Setting prices (for the exact same setting) were all over the place (from a low of $850 to a high of $3,600). Again, these were for near identical settings. This is another trick... a store may appear to be giving you a deal on a diamond - but once you include the setting price - you end up not saving at all (or vice versa).
On to the reviews. Budget was $20k all in, incl setting, taxes, and shipping/insurance. Round brilliant natural mined diamond. Setting 14k yellow gold 4 prong pave, and thus my color grade to optimize size was ~I (for a round brilliant cut excellent stone any of the near colorless options (G-J) will look white next to yellow gold so figured no need to pay more for a colorless grade). Based on my budget, stones I was shown were in the 1.8-2.2 carat range. Lauren B Jewelry:
(i) Showed 4 eye clean diamonds within my budget. Did not provide any reports alongside the diamonds. However, upon request, did provide the GIA reports. Did not offer any add'l reports and did not provide me with a hearts/arrows ideal-scope or ASET viewer in store.
(ii) Setting price was $2,100 (14k) My take:
Excellent friendly in-store service. Diamonds shown were the lowest quality of any I saw during my visit (as it appears to stay within my budget and size request they had to drop down to SI level) GIA reports and loupe confirmed a variety of inclusions and clouds. Settings were some of the most beautiful however and were priced on the lower end of the setting prices I received. Jangmi Jewelry:
(i) Showed me 3 eye clean diamonds with GIA reports provided without asking. Showed me stones through hearts and arrows viewer without asking. Provided Holloway Cut reports after meeting upon request. Claimed Gemex reports are redundant and not required once someone has seen the HCA Cut report.
(ii) Setting price quoted at $2,800 (14k, but quote includes adding pave to prongs which may have increased price slightly). My take:
Friendly service, although English was 2nd language. Diamonds were priced competitively however GIA and Holloway showed only average stones (with the better GIA report having a worse Holloway score and the worse GIA report having a better Holloway score). They had a hearts and arrows viewer in-store and the stones did have them (to my untrained eye). However. without a Gemex and ASET viewer it was impossible for me to truly identify the sparkle/brilliance of their stones. It is ultimately possible the stones are above average, however, I was not provided the tools to corroborate this. Soho Gem:
(i) Showed me 5 eye clean diamonds with GIA reports alongside (without asking). Would not provide Holloway Cut or Gemex reports but did offer to have me come back to the store to view the diamonds through their ASET viewer as well as through an Ideal-Scope. This was not offered to me while I was in-store.
(ii) Setting quoted at $3,400 (18k). 18k increased setting price slightly as well as pave around basket. My take:
Friendly in-store service. The specs of the diamond I liked the most were similar to the stone I ultimately chose. It is possible had I been willing to trek back to the store to see the stones through the ASET viewer and Ideal-Scope the stone may have proved excellent in terms of light leakage and hearts and arrows. But without the add'l HCA and Gemex reports, I'd have lacked the information to truly make an informed decision. Further their diamond was $1,300 higher - so it seemed a waste to go through the effort only to see a diamond that matched the specs of the diamond I bought. Plus their setting was significantly more expensive (even when taking 18k into consideration) and they required a 50% deposit to begin. Ring Concierge:
(i) Showed me 3 eye clean diamonds. Included GIA reports but would not offer add'l reports calling them "unnecessary as GIA certified diamonds with a cut grade of triple excellent... will have maximum brilliance". She claimed any add'l reports function as a "sales/marketing technique".
(ii) Setting quoted at $3,600 (14k). They do however offer the thinnest band at 1.5mm which no other retailer would build (thinnest anyone else would go was 1.8mm). My take:
Friendly in-store service. However, setting prices were the highest of any retailer and when a customer asks for reports on physics/facts only to be told these are sales/marketing techniques, my antenna go way up. She knows (or should know) that not all of GIA's excellent cut diamonds are optimal in terms of brilliance/fire/scintillation and light leakage. Alongside their high setting prices this store was a hard pass. But ahhh, those beautiful settings. Frank Darling:
(i) created a 4 diamond flight for me to see in store. My take:
Prior to the meeting I called to ask if they would provide any of the reports described herein and they said they do not provide any of the reports, or ASET or hearts/diamond viewers, so I cancelled the meeting. No point in wasting everyone's time if I will not be provided with enough data to make an informed decision. I.D. Jewelers
(i) showed me 1 stone in-store (and had another queued up for the following day). Provided GIA report alongside the stone and walked me through minimum specs of the GIA report (i.e., showed me how to weed out certain stones immediately, such as what depth % is optimal, what fluorescence is acceptable, etc). Provided Holloway Cut Report and Gemex report via request.
(ii) Setting quoted at $850-$1,100 depending on 14k or 18k gold preference. My take:
Super friendly and knowledgeable service. The diamond graded very well on all 3 reports but the diamond price was on the higher side. However, with the lowest setting price of all the retailers, the total net price was the same as almost all the others and within budget. Only required $1k down. Ultimately was my 2nd favorite diamond. Would've been great to see the diamond through an ASET or Light Scope Viewer but decided not to as I found another slightly larger diamond that passed all the tests. David S Diamonds:
(i) showed me 2 in-store diamonds. Provided all the reports and viewers described herein. Also provided training as to why I needed all the reports and viewers (full disclosure - this is the store that explained why I needed all the reports and viewers described herein
). So obviously he'd provide everything.
(ii) Setting quoted at $950 (14k). My take:
Very friendly and patient in-store service generous with their time. Provided training on how to buy a diamond and implored me to go back out and to the retailers and shop with my new knowledge (before buying). Showed me a diamond I ultimately bought (2.03 carat, J, VVS2, GIA certified, excellent Gemex scores, excellent under light scope, clean hearts and arrows). Saved me ~$2,200-$3,500 vs the other stores with excellent confidence that the stone I bought is as good as it can get within my budget and specs. James Allen:
Also shopped online at James Allen and even looked at the "competitor" diamonds that the Holloway Report showed once I ran that report. James Allen's True Hearts competitive diamond
(with similar specs and grades) was over $5,000 more than the diamond I purchased. And this from the "low cost" online retailer without a storefront. Other retailers:
Kamni, R&R Jewelry and NYC Wholesale Diamonds could not accommodate in-person meetings the week I was in town so I couldn't asses them.
To sum up, if someone wanted me to recommend them a place to start, I'd start with David S Diamonds to get the learning he provides. Then once you have a diamond and price you like from him - go to Yekutiel at I.D. Jewelers and see if he can source something similar at a similar (or better) price. This way you'll have a few options to choose from. You can also double check either of the diamonds you found vs James Allen (or Blue Nile) once you pull the Holloway Cut Report (or have David So or Yekutiel Davidov provide you the Rapport pricing for the diamonds they are showing). This may
give you some
confidence that you're getting a decent value/price.
If I had to start this process over again, I would not visit any of the diamond stores that have storefronts and significant overhead - I discovered many of them are Instagram stores - selling much lower quality diamonds for the same price because they are popular among the IG crowd . Further, from my limited experience, their settings are way overpriced in comparison and their deposit policies (generally 50% down) are absurd. After all they haven't given you the diamond yet... all you should be required to pay for is the setting.
Finally, please know I am not a diamond expert, and am just a noob who is sharing their learnings over a very small period and very small sample size. I'm simply sharing what I learned and if it helps someone, great. If not - feel free to ignore.
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2023.06.03 16:03 BlackFlag1445 Firework attacks in Khan-Dar-E-Bhass
The Khan-Dar-E-Bhass trail network located East of Qarsherskiy is normally used by many for trading Wax Myrtle leaves and berries as well as handwoven baskets made from vines are other Qarsherskiyan handicrafts and commodities, but it is no longer safe for us for the time being. Although the Islamic Sultanate of Qarsherskiy defeated the neo-Nazi group called the so-called “Federated States” of Bombenfein on 28 May 2023, there are still a few lone-wolf neo-Nazi attackers who don’t agree with their leader’s surrender to Qarsherskiy. While they haven’t banded together and formed a group yet, dear that they will have become prevalent in Eastern regions of Lake ‘Aydn county. Sultan Ali Aq-Qarsherskiyy At-Tarīq AL-Akbar says he will deploy troops with overwhelming force to destroy any small group that comes about and that the lone-wolf attackers are too scared of the risks and don’t get too close to the Qarsherskiyan border, however, it should still be noted that the trade routes we use that run through the USA and connect Lake Erie to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are still vulnerable, and lone-wolf, singular neo-Nazi attackers pose a threat to small groups of Qarsherskiyan people in the USA while on the trade routes. Somewhere in the woods outside YorkTown, Virginia, USA is the Khan-Dar-E-Bhass trade route trail which is part of the greater Xariatul-Bakh trade routes network. It was reported by the Qarsherskiy Defense Forces (QDF) that Khan-Dar-E-Bhass trade route was recently captured by 2 neo-Nazis with no backup or support from anyone else. A firework attack occurred last night, injuring a Qarsherskiyan citizen. BE AWARE.
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2023.06.03 00:19 bbqcornnuts312 First gen/mixed race Asian people, do you feel isolated?
I'm not even sure where to post this, but anyway...
I feel extremely isolated from people around in my city because it's changed so much and been hipsterfied. All the talk about "racial equity" obviously doesn't include Asians except when it can be weaponized against a tiny subset of white people.
My father is both wholly Asian and American, having lived here for 40 years. My mother is American but life has been extremely hard for her. I think I inherited her experiences and the things that have led people to treat her with contempt. (God knows she's also lacking in warmth or supportiveness and she's very domineering and disapproving, just like the stereotype of the Asian dragon mom you still observe filial obedience to.) The rare occasion I've encountered other Indian Americans at work, they were either of another generation, didn't feel at all maladjusted and were indistinguishable from the hipsterfied Americans around us, or had a totally different cultural context and were raised outside of the U.S. (making me a spoiled American/"baizu" by comparison).
I'm at the age I'm primarily only interacting with anyone but in the most antisocial of settings (to me) - work. So that's part of this, a general absence of healthy communion with people as I become more and more disgusted with the social environment of my city, and aging as people in my age cohort generally aren't looking to start friendships. I'm too old to be good friends with the 25 year old Indian kid at work who is more like a teenager (no judgment!), even though I've observed how much we're alike...he's another quiet-ish person ignored by my bigshot, bigmouthed, fast-taking-sales-guy jerkoff of a boss. He's also first-gen. I'm female and older than him.
But something else is starting to nag me more and more; I have not only few close friendships as I get older, but no Asian people to relate to about anything happening right now, or any general experience about being a hyphenate American (as I think of it)....
The particular issue is the political climate in cities we're in and seeing Asian people (all crime victims, really) battered and murdered to the blithe indifference of progressives is changing my brain. Literally the only Asian candidates amplified in this country say all the victim-eliding horseshit political radicals who justify ex-cons with 90 arrests getting away with beating someone's grandpa or the shy Asian teenager going to school by themselves to a pulp. I am incensed, every day. I feel totally powerless and hopeless every day. Asian conservatives or even just crime victims/those that speak for them are mocked as weak, elitist, out-of-touch (foreign, in a word) and acceptable targets of racism. I'm seen it. Undeserving of their own humanity. It fills me with dizzying rage.
I watched Andrew Yang's campaign for NYC mayor closely and with interest. I don't know if he had the wherewithal to do a good job as a mayor, but I relate to him. His campaign ended in humiliation because he said what most normal people say: it should be the right of an Asian person to walk down the street, without being bashed in face/that attack justified due to "mental illness".....the response by the local press and twitter was revolting, sexist, and racist. Simply put. And naturally it wasn't just white people. Quite the opposite. The worst racism I see is not from conservatives, and it sure isn't from white people in blue cities....
Nobody is going to threaten to riot in front of NYC City Council over Christina Lee (literally stalked into her apartment and slaughtered by an addict arrested a few months before for assaulting a man...no jail time, no psych treatment) or the next victim shot, violently robbed, curb-stomped by someone with a record a mile long. Or Jasper Wu. Or Pak Ho. I could go on and on. Or ENDLESS carjacking carjacking victims in cities like DC, like Mohammad Anwar (some of you might have seen that man's unspeakably violent, horrible death on camera).
One loses track of these because these stories mostly die in local news anyway, even with a handful of Asian reporters working for major news affiliates out there. It's very rare for those same reporters to see through to sentencing (or - going back to Jasper Wu - lack thereof. The CA reporters are more aggressive than the ones in NYC).
Crime victims in these cases are often already politically/economically disempowered, older, or (if they don't speak English as a first language), invisible.
The word I would describe for a lack of understanding, any touchstones or connection to other (Asian) people at this stage of my life, as I grow more disgusted & detached from people around me in the city I was born in, would be grief. Wholesale, hollowing grief. Like I'm not living a real life. It lives alongside impotent rage I can't do anything with. I've grown to despise the people that make every excuse for butchery of all crime victims, but especially Asians - specifically because the progressives that run cities command the loyalty of every nonwhite ethnic group in this country, while abetting homicides. The words of the founders of Dragon Combat Social Club come to mind here; they tweeted even Asian candidates in NY turn their backs on Asian homicide victims.
Do you any of you first generations or any of you mixed people relate? More salient, do any of you relate because of the specific problem I described?
Asian American political anger is literally only acceptable in the mainstream if it's against white conservatives. If you're living in a coastal city right now, that leaves few productive outlets to try to make this...stop. Or connect to others. To find a source of relief.
I know this is a big jumble and I worry I'm unable to express myself clearly but this is the flashpoint of what I would describe as total alienation from other people at this moment, but especially in the context of systemic beatings and murders being presented like...background noise for a yawning audience.
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2023.06.02 14:43 colombian-coffee Colombian Coffee: A Rich and Flavorful Brew with a Cultural Legacy
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Colombian coffee Introduction:
Colombian coffee is renowned worldwide for its exceptional quality, rich flavors, and distinct characteristics. Nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Colombia's unique geographical features and ideal coffee-growing conditions have contributed to its reputation as one of the finest coffee producers in the world. This article explores the captivating journey of Colombian coffee
, from its cultivation and processing to its cultural significance and global appeal.
- Ideal Growing Conditions: Colombia's location near the equator and its varying altitudes provide the perfect climate for coffee cultivation. The country's fertile volcanic soils, combined with consistent rainfall and a range of microclimates, allow coffee plants to thrive. The regions of Armenia, Manizales, and Pereira, collectively known as the Coffee Triangle, are particularly renowned for producing some of Colombia's finest coffee beans.
- Arabica Excellence: Colombian coffee is predominantly made from Arabica beans, which are known for their superior quality and delicate flavors. Arabica beans thrive in the country's high-altitude regions, where the cool temperatures and ample sunlight slow down the maturation process, resulting in dense and flavorful coffee cherries.
- Meticulous Cultivation and Harvesting: Colombian coffee farmers take immense pride in their craft. They meticulously nurture their coffee plants, employing traditional and sustainable farming practices. Many farms in Colombia are small family-owned operations, emphasizing the attention to detail and personal touch that goes into each cup of coffee. The beans are harvested by hand, ensuring that only ripe cherries are selected, which enhances the overall quality of the final product.
- Wet Processing and Sun-Drying: After harvesting, the coffee cherries undergo a meticulous processing method known as wet processing. This involves removing the outer pulp and fermenting the beans to enhance their flavor. Following fermentation, the beans are thoroughly washed, sorted, and sun-dried on large patios or raised beds. This process contributes to the clean and well-balanced taste for which Colombian coffee is renowned.
- Flavor Profile and Tasting Notes: Colombian coffee offers a wide range of flavors, reflecting the country's diverse microclimates. Generally, Colombian coffee is known for its medium to high acidity, well-rounded body, and vibrant flavors. It often exhibits notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, berries, and floral undertones. The balance and complexity of these flavors make Colombian coffee a favorite among coffee enthusiasts worldwide.
- Cultural Significance: Coffee plays a significant role in Colombian culture and is deeply intertwined with the country's history and identity. Coffee plantations have been a source of livelihood for generations, and the industry has played a pivotal role in Colombia's economic development. Coffee production has also fostered a strong sense of community, with coffee farms often serving as gathering places for social and cultural events.
- Global Recognition and Certification: Colombian coffee has gained global recognition for its exceptional quality. The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) ensures that the coffee meets strict quality standards and is recognized by the Denomination of Origin, guaranteeing its authenticity and origin. The FNC has played a crucial role in promoting coffee roasters in Glasgow and supporting the livelihoods of thousands of coffee farmers.
Colombian coffee stands as a symbol of excellence, craftsmanship, and cultural heritage. From the careful cultivation and processing to the rich flavors and global recognition, Colombian coffee offers a sensory experience that captivates coffee lovers around the world. Whether enjoyed in a bustling café or brewed at home, a cup of Colombian coffee embodies the dedication and passion of the farmers who have shaped this beloved beverage for generations.
2023.06.01 15:45 plywoodpiano Fruit of the Loom - explained
After googling vintage Fruit of the Loom clothing, it dawned on me why we all "remember" the basket/cornucopia.
The image linked below shows this visually, but essentially the old logo had leaves and berries behind the fruit, all the same brown colour (as this would've saved in printing/embroidery costs). When glancing at this small logo, you can easily "read" the berries/leaves as a basket ("a brown thing behind the fruit, most likely a basket i guess").
No one questioned it, no one really cared because it's a small detail on an already detailed logo.
When they rebranded, they updated the colours and it becomes clear what all the different elements actually are - and what they always were!! - NOT a basket! https://imgur.com/a/uM0s5QC
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