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Negative FNAF theory opinions I'd like to share ngl:

2023.06.09 16:14 LordBeneter1018 Negative FNAF theory opinions I'd like to share ngl:

  1. RealNightmares: Illusion discs slapped onto endoskeletons or actual existing robots, I don't really get the appeal of RealNightmares other than the fact that it's just adding another point that William Afton is biggest piece of shit in FNAF ever (as if the child murders and offscreen child abuse weren't enough for some people) and the theory making the whole theme of FNAF 4 being about someone's bad dreams making it pointless.
  2. Nightmare (and Shadow Freddy to an extent) being William Afton's evil: Literal or figurative evil (the former I'm more confused on, like how?), all the on-screen things he did without theory and book reliance I remember this guy doing are of the following: Chilling as an easter egg (FNAF 2), lead 4 robots to the safe room and created a domino effect on Springtrap's creation (FNAF 3), harassing a child or a teen in his dreams (FNAF 4), and fucking aiding whoever TOYSNHK is in William Afton torture (UCN). That's it. Also, why a bear? "Mr. Billy's Wickedness Come To Life." At least transform into Shadow Bonnie ffs.
  3. WilliamStuffed: This theory and PuppetStuffed make their respective characters look like fucking idiots, I kinda get the latter, since Charlie the Puppet is an angry ghost kid making dumb kid decisions and probably thinking this would be a good idea at the time, but William, you can be a wanted criminal if you shove corpses of supposed missing people into active for-kids'-entertainment robots in an active restaurant and you are highly reliant on the police being incompetent nincompoops and/or your fellow business partner(s) being (a) corporate sellout(s) (he was even lucky to get both). And even the whole "mmm yes, time to test out possession thing" WillStuffed believers use at times is rather weird, can't he just, shove the corpses into his own self-made robots (Since in SL, he's also a robotics nerd) or at least in decommissioned ones?
  4. StitchlineGames: Personally, I'll never vibe with this one, and FrightlineGames (essentially stories that aren't part of the Stitchwraith epilogues are canon to the games). Mainly due to the "ok agony demons exist and at one point William became a trash monster to die in the hands of the puppet." Also some extra weird oddities if the whole novels and its sequel series Tales of the PizzaPlex (like body snatching Freddy dolls, an acid trip in the form of a ballpit, assimilation-ing fish with Bonnie heads, Springtrap mpreg, etc. And those are just from Fazbear Frights)
  5. MikeBot and Gregbot: Was a former believer of MikeBot but now I kinda find both it and Gregbot iffy as hell to say the least. Fucking Charliebot legitimizing the existence of robots passing off as "totally humans trust me" not just, humanoid/human-like/human looking but not 100% human robots. Even before Charliebot I was a bit sus on my MikeBot beliefs.
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2023.06.09 16:12 Michael_AN_Creech The Chronicles of Marcus Hellyrr - Prologue

I'd like to start by letting everyone know that the genre is Fantasy Epic, and that this is a long prologue at 6,414 words. This prologue serves a purpose as it takes care of a lot of my setting and plot setup. It also gives the reader a fair bit of worldbuilding without making it too much of an info dump (talking to you Robert Jordan ;P).
I've had several people beta read this for me and gotten a lot of positive feedback. The prolbem for me is that these were all people I know very well on a personal level. Several have made comparisons to Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings as far as how well the full book is written. The problem is, friends and family can often have a bias and make things seem better than they really are. So, now I want to do a test run in the real world and see what people who don't know me think. Is it as engaging and compelling as they have made me hope that it is?
I'm basically wanting to take a page from a couple authors I admire and follow the ABC rule for critiquing. Please let me know of any point where you thought it was Awesome, Boring or Confusing. I know prologues aren't everyone's favorite thing, but this has basically been written like a novella for the main story as it foreshadows a lot of things leading all the way into book four.
October 14, 844 (Alt-Future)
"Welcome back to the Archive, Master Jonathan."
"Thank you, Charles. It's good to be back. Have you noticed anything interesting in the Physical Realm?"
"I have not, sir. Do you require any assistance today?"
"Thank you, but no. I'm only here to revisit a passage within the history of the Order. Shortly after, I'll depart for the reunion at the Tower."
"Excellent, sir. I'll leave you to it."
Jonathan emerged from the ether and walked through the Archive doors. Inhaling deeply, he breathed in the familiar scents of dusty cleanliness that can only truly be found in a place of learning. The lights reflected off the floor's white marble surface, casting a glow that evenly lit every corner of the large chamber. Even so, the room still felt cavernous to him, as if he were a galleon amidst the vastness of the ocean.
Jonathan appeared to be in his early to mid forties. Though, with the way he carried himself and the spring in his step, he seemed closer to his late twenties. His hair was shoulder length and dark gray. He wore bifocals though he hadn't needed them since his ascension, and dressed with a refined sense of style.
His gray eyes were by far his most interesting feature, though. They were the only hint of how old he truly was and the many adventures and travesties he'd witnessed. Regardless, how old he was didn't matter as age had long since lost its meaning for him. After all, being an immortal tended to give a man new priorities in life.
As he strolled across the room, a lift descended from the tower's heights. The square platform had waist high rails around its perimeter. It floated through the air showing no sign of a suspension system to raise or lower it. This was accomplished by a magical enchantment that allowed it to levitate and dart about the room at mind numbing speeds. As he stepped up onto the platform's dais, it landed on the floor in front of him. He took a position at its center, then, after folding his arms behind his back, mentally willed it to take him to floor eight hundred forty four.
It rose off the ground, gradually gaining speed until it was a hundred or so feet in the air. At that point, the platform took off like a rocket. The thought of what these speeds would do to him if this were outside the Realm of Intellect crossed his mind, making him chuckle nervously. He knew he had to be moving close to six hundred miles per hour.
Now, let me tell you a bit about Jonathan's pet project, The Archive Infinitum. The Archive is a magical structure he'd designed shortly after the cataclysm that nearly wiped out the human race. An event most of you now refer to as the Night of Burning Skies. That same event is also what gave us the powers we now refer to as magic.
Shortly after obtaining his ascension, he learned that science's multiverse theories were close to how reality really worked. There are an infinite number of parallel universes, or branching timelines, that coexist simultaneously. What was different is that each universe shared a common six realm structure. The Physical Realm, the Realm of Intellect, the Dominion of Shadows, the Plane of Enlightenment, the Land of the Forgotten, and the Ether.
He built the Archive within the Realm of Intellect so it wouldn't be bound by the laws of physics or time as we know them. Once the structure was anchored in place, he could set most of those parameters himself. What he didn't realize was that making it here would have an unintended, though not unwelcome, side effect. The structure's size, shape, and architectural style could change by anyone who entered it.
When someone enters the Archive, it ascertains their strength of mind and will. Suppose the individual's mental fortitude is deemed stronger than that of the other occupants. In that case, the appearance will adjust to one that best serves and appeals to that individual. This could become unsettling for the occupants already inside the first few times it happened. That being said, it has no effect on the contents atop the shelves or where you're located within the structure. For Jonathan, it shared an uncanny resemblance to the George Peabody Library, though on a much grander scale.
The lift stopped after a brief ride, and Jonathan stepped off. He resumed his stride, passing row after row of the cherry wood bookcases. There were hundreds of rows and thousands of tomes and scrolls in each. As a scholar, he'd spent most of his existence here. But, even so, he knew there would always be something more to be gleaned from their pages.
Today was a day of remembrance. Of celebration. Of mourning. It was the anniversary of the end of a war that had lasted ten thousand years. With the death of one individual, a light of hope was given to many. For others, it was a bittersweet victory that left a void in their hearts. He'd come here today to revisit a passage that would return him to that fateful day. Reliving the event which granted them this peace, and once again, paying his respects to a dear friend.
"Ah, yes, yes, yes. Here we go."
The plaque on the side of the bookcase read, Row DD, Column 15. Now that he'd found the right one, he began scanning the shelves. It wasn't long before his hand landed on the tome he sought.
"Here it is." He pulled it down from the shelf. "My word. Has it truly been fifteen hundred years since I glanced through these pages?"
Looking at the cover, he chuckled. The combined magic of the Archive and the Realm had created a thin layer of dust. Giving it the feeling of something ancient and lost to time. Raising it to his lips, he blew the dust away, causing the magic to dissipate as it fell to the floor. He pulled open the cover and rifled through the pages. The section he stopped at contained the account of Rexinon the Prophet's final words.
Summoning his divine magics, he channeled a spell into the tome. The words that once filled the passages began to fade away, leaving only the blank pages, which now bled a blueish gray smoke. The soft glow of the lights against the floor diminished as the smoke spread. As the darkness grew more substantial, luminescent spheres and arcs of brilliant blues and crimson could be seen dancing about its surface like lightning.
The ground trembled beneath his feet, and the smokey haze took on a more stormlike appearance. All around him, the air started to feel heavy, and the taste of dust and sea salt filled his mouth. A gentle rain began to fall, and the room's remaining lights winked out. If not for the increasing flashes of lightning, he would've been left in total darkness. But even this was not a comfort, as those flashes cast shadows against the storm's ever swirling walls. Many of which appeared to be dark things that should never be seen in the light.
The storm's intensity grew, bringing disorienting cracks of thunder and wind whipping around him. It assaulted his senses and seemed to have an almost vengeful purpose. That meant he had to constantly focus on the spell, bracing himself against the onslaught. If he failed, it would kill him without question.
Some of the shadows began to take on a physical form with details beyond what the walls could offer them. He watched as an hourglass tumbled end over end, circling him before it returned to the storm. A moment later, a blazing fireplace and mantle emerged but produced neither light nor heat. Finally, a door engraved with the crest of the Order appeared. These images were ones he'd expected to see for this particular passage, and so came as no surprise. However, when a fourth image appeared, he was caught off guard.
Although it was normal for three images to accompany this spell, an occasional fourth spoke of prophecy. He focused intently on this final image. It showed twelve people standing in a circle; one of them was coated in blood. Two others were bound by chains. One a man, the other a woman.
He looked closer at the man and realized it was Godric. His eyes opened wide as he tried to decipher the meaning behind the image. Only a few moments passed while he speculated, but it was a few moments too many. Disaster struck, and too late, he realized his mistake. He'd lost focus, and now the storm would surely take him.
Hurricane force winds and debris tore at his clothes, quickly turning them into rags. One powerful gust slammed into his side as if he'd been struck by a car, knocking him off his feet. The storm swelled with even greater ferocity. It threatened to consume him this time, and he wondered if it would finally cost him.
Rain and hail pelted his face and body, while dust and sand stung his eyes. As he wiped away the grit, a bolt of lightning struck before him, temporarily blinding him. He got to his hands and knees, gasping for breath as the storm continued to beat him relentlessly.
Steeling himself against the pain, he rose to his feet. As fast as he could manage, he began casting mental defenses and barriers to protect his mind from the horrific assault. He bellowed in defiance of the storm, "I will not let it end this way! I refuse!" One defense after another was laid upon his person, until finally, he succeeded. The winds died to a breeze as the rain became little more than a summer misting.
He heard the sound of a quill scratching against paper over the storm's remnants, and the air behind his back grew hot as a crackling fire joined the room's ambiance. The sickly sweet smell of incense filled his nostrils, reminding him of days spent in his master's study. Another fond memory.
The storm wall vanished as the tremors subsided, making the room visible through a misty haze. The light of the fireplace cast his shadow across the now rough cut gray stone floor. Half a dozen tapestries hung around the room, and a liquor cabinet stood at the room's far corner. The main entry door remained closed to his left, and the doorway to the study's balcony lay to his right. At the room's center sat Rexinon at his desk, writing furiously on a piece of parchment.
Wiping the sweat from his brow, he breathed a sigh of relief. Although he'd done this countless times, the journey into the pages of history was always filled with peril. But, blessedly, the most intense part of the spell was complete. And while he could now relax in that fact, that fourth image still concerned him.
He stood in the familiar square room, clothing restored to its original state. The evening's air flowed through the open windows, making the ambient temperature quite cozy. Crossing the room, he paused at the desk and listened as Rexinon started muttering. "What I wouldn't give for a typewriter, much less a computer. Would make this so much faster."
Jonathan couldn't help but crack a smile. "Oh, but how many times have I thought the same thing, old friend?" He remarked, though he knew Rexinon couldn't hear him.
He stepped up to the desk and leaned over it. Looking down at the paper Rexinon was writing on, he frowned. Like so many times before, it appeared as little more than black scribbles on a page. Those words had to be important, but there was no way to know.
This was one of the spell's critical weaknesses. The details within the vision were only as precise as what was written in the tome. Most of the books in the Archive were magically transcribed. The benefits of this were completed histories free of victor and writer biases. Although, it wasn't flawless.
Throughout history, there have been individuals or events that the spell couldn't see. The most well known examples of these blips in time were the United States presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945 and the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Michael Durham, from 2063 to 2065. All that is known about them was their lives before office and the accounts written by those around them. These gaps in history were generally the result of one of two things. In these two cases, a place or individual with a strong connection to the Dominion of Shadows.
Sighing, he pushed off the desk and crossed the room to the liquor cabinet. He opened the glass doors, pulling several bottles and a glass from the shelves. He made a drink consisting of three parts Red Adders Bite and one part Dry Amorian Blood Wine, then added a lime wedge to the rim of the glass. The others wouldn't arrive for another half hour, leaving him time to kill.
He walked around the room with his drink in hand and studied the various tapestries, several of which he'd been a part of. Each one depicted an accomplishment or tragedy facilitated by the Order. All save one, which showed a scene from the event that started it all.
The one to the left of the cabinet showed the Order's founding. In the background stood a grand tower of black and white marble. Its four sides were engraved with the Mark of Hellyrr, which glowed with a magical light. In front of it stood a man facing a gathered crowd, his arms swept wide in triumph. They looked up at him and the structure with reverence and awe.
He continued to move in a counterclockwise manner around the room. Above the main entry door hung another tapestry. One he was even depicted in. It showed the aftermath of a massacre. Six figures stood amidst the bodies of hundreds. The earth around them was scorched by flame, and the blood of the fallen had stained it red. The cloud covered sky glowed a deep crimson with gold outlines from the fires below. It had come to be known as the Cleansing of Elysian, in which the entirety of the planet's second continent had been annihilated to preserve the world.
"I wish it had never come to this. Why can't we all just get along? Instead of thriving in the prosperity of our two lands, they plotted and began planning to bring war to our own people. To rape, pillage, and enslave them. Even with all my vast knowledge and wisdom, I can't understand why they felt the need to dominate and control the world." He looked back up at the tapestry. "Even now, most of the land is still uninhabitable."
He turned around and looked at the tapestry above the balcony door. This one would appear out of place with the others to all but a few handfuls of people. Even for those who learned the truth behind it, it looked like little more than an artist's vision of what a beautiful landscape at sunset should look like. The sky is dotted with hundreds of stars as shades of red, orange, and yellow dance across the land's horizon. The artist's point of view appears to be looking down from a hillside. Down the hill's slope, you can see a pond teaming with wildlife along its edge. The remaining landscape is filled with miles of forest stretching toward the horizon.
For the few who survived this event and still remained, they knew it depicted the final moments of their world before all of humanity was nearly lost.
Jonathan fixated on this tapestry more than he had on the others. The longer he stared, the more distant his expression grew. Over time, his breathing quickened, and his grip on the glass slipped. It shattered as it hit the floor, causing the rug to stain from the liquid. The sound jerked him out of the trance like state, making him feel ill.
He could still recall the memory of that long ago day like it were yesterday. The thought of how close humanity had come to extinction made his legs weak, and he stumbled back against the wall behind him. He slid down the stones' cool surface and noticed his hands were now trembling. Through shuddering breaths, he uttered the words of a broken man. "So much death. So many lives were lost that day. So many. Oh, Sonia. Even after all this time, I still miss you."
The main entry door slammed open, crashing against the wall with a loud bang. Jonathan jerked as one of them collided mere inches from where he sat. The startling sound had been enough to pull him from his stupor, but it still took a moment for him to gather himself. A man in the doorway lowered his foot from where he'd obviously kicked the unlocked door in.
"Knock, knock, Rex. Seems you've done it now."
"Seth. I'll never understand the animosity you held for Rexinon," Jonathan said wearily as he got to his feet.
Seth stood just shy of five foot eight inches and had slick black hair that he kept combed back. He wore black jeans and a beige dress shirt with mother of pearl buttons, which had seen far too much polish in recent days. A malevolent grin displayed his perfect teeth and careless eyes. He strode into the room, dragging a chair behind him, and placed it on the rug by the fireplace.
"Was kicking the door in really necessary, Seth?"
A second man stepped into the room, obviously annoyed by the unnecessary use of force. He wore a navy blue business suit and towered over everyone else in the room, and that was saying something considering Jonathan was six foot. As he still held to the standards of a marine, he kept his hair high and tight and his face clean shaven. He stood at the rug's edge out of respect for the Order so as not to mar the embroidered Mark of Hellyrr. A respect Seth clearly lacked.
"Godric Gibbs. This day changed you. Hell, it changed all of us, but few as much as you," Jonathan said. He looked back at the door as the third and final man entered. "Assassin."
This man was of a height with Jonathan and wore all black from head to toe. His outfit looked like something out of a TV show. Almost like a cross between Gi Joe's Snake Eyes, and CW Arrow's League of Assassins. After ten thousand years, all they knew about him was his previous occupation as a contract killer. It wasn't long before they'd taken to calling him Assassin, as they had no other name to go by. Any time he was asked a question regarding his past, he either remained silent or dodged it outright. He took a position to Godric's left and, like Godric, took care of where he stood on the rug.
The three men stood in silence and watched as Rexinon continued to write. Godric and Assassin seemed content to wait until he addressed them. On the other hand, Seth seemed to grow more agitated as the minutes passed. Jonathan chuckled in spite of himself.
About twenty minutes later, Rexinon spoke, "Reverend Seth Jones, Colonel Godric Gibbs, and Assassin. To what do I owe the pleasure?" His tone plainly indicated that he already knew.
Seth spoke first. "Oh, cut the crap, Rex. You already know why we're here. This cult thing of yours has gone on long enough."
"Well, there's the pot calling the kettle black," Jonathan muttered sarcastically.
Godric rolled his eyes. Everyone in the room knew about Seth's past as a cult leader. They also knew his anger was more at being forced to wait in silence than anything to do with Rexinon or the Order.
"Calm yourself, Seth. There's no need for such hostilities." Godric looked at Rexinon apologetically. "I'm sorry to have to do this, old friend, but my hands are tied. Rexinon the Prophet, Headmaster of the Hellyrrian Order, you've been charged with conspiracy to overthrow the governments of Aurelia and seize control for the Order.
"As we speak, the leaders of the Hellyrrian Order are being gathered for execution. Furthermore, your towers and all their artifacts will be destroyed, and any remnants of the Order's existence is to be wiped from the face of history. As of 0813 this morning, you have been sentenced to death. How do you plead?"
Rexinon continued to write at an incredible rate. He knew why they'd come. He'd known this was coming for months. After all, his gift was the gift of prophecy. The evidence for the charges against him was both substantial and ethereal, depending on what light was shown on it.
Two centuries ago, the Order had tracked the activities of an unknown number of individuals who'd been subtly manipulating several of the Aurelian governing bodies. They'd spread like a poison, corrupting them and turning once prosperous kingdoms which knew few hardships, into lands where the people had to fight just to survive. The problem was that whoever that force had been, always seemed to be just one step ahead of them. Now, not only was it check, but checkmate. The Order had lost.
"I believe the Righteous Twelve to be ill advised. I believe you've been manipulated by the same corrupted governing body which we've spent so long trying to purify—." Seth grunted. "—But," he said at length, "I accept all charges against me, save one. Neither myself nor anyone else of the Order has ever sought to rule Aurelia, as the charges would imply. The Cleansing of Elysian should've been proof enough to show that to be true."
Rexinon penned the final words of his letter and placed the pen back in its stand. Pulling the top off a jar, he dusted the page with a thin layer of sand to soak up any excess ink. After dumping the sand back into another jar to be cleaned, he pushed away from his desk and stood to look at his guests for the first time. After nudging his stool back under, he addressed Godric directly.
"Will you join me on the balcony one last time?"
Godric nodded his head and gestured towards the balcony doorway. As they stepped outside, Jonathan followed.
Rexinon leaned against the railing and looked out over the city, his gaze fixed on the setting sun. Godric joined him and looked down to the tower's base, some five hundred feet below. Although he was not afraid of heights, it gave him respect for the sturdily mounted railing at the balcony's edge.
"It's beautiful, isn't it?" Rexinon said. Godric looked at him, confused. "The way the world has turned out since that day? Ten thousand years of watching as civilization was rebuilt and destroyed time and time again by a senseless war. Watching them evolve into something more as they learned how to use these gifts we were given. In some ways, we're greater than we ever were. In other ways, we're inferior. If I have any regrets, it's that I couldn't do more to leave the people better prepared for this new age."
"Well spoken. If it's any consolation, I believe this is wrong. I even spoke out against the council for a different outcome. For my efforts, though, I was threatened with execution if I didn't cease my objections."
Rexinon's tone grew heated after hearing of the council's reaction. "You should know better than anyone why I fought so hard against them, then. I'm not against governance. I'm against corrupt governance. We had far too many corrupt politicians and warlords in our own time for me to ever want to allow it again."
Godric nodded his head. "Yes. The problem is you played too heavy a hand too quickly. Instead of accepting that they'd been beaten, they cheated by playing with an ace they had hidden up their collective sleeves."
Rexinon sighed, knowing his words were true. "Indeed. I've accepted my fate. I won't run. Won't even make it difficult for y'all. I have no need to. I would like to make one final request to ease your conscience, though."
Rexinon leaned toward Godric conspiratorially. As he did this, the world around them began to shimmer and distort. Almost like the motion blurring you'd see on a TV. Likewise, their conversation was masked by the sound of white noise and the sound of hushed incoherent whispers.
This was the second hurdle the scrying spells had to deal with. Individuals with divine magic could conceal their conversations or even the events they were a part of. Rexinon had concealed this conversation, and to this day, Godric has never spoken of what was said.
Jonathan returned to the study with a resigned sigh. There was nothing more he could learn from their conversation. Assassin stood in the same spot he'd been when he first entered the room and looked as if he hadn't so much as twitched. Seth, however, was rummaging through the desk's drawers. He'd tried to figure out what he was looking for in the past, but nothing seemed obvious.
The shards of glass from when he'd dropped his cup earlier had vanished, along with the stain on the rug from the liquor. As expected, the glass had returned to the cabinet, and the bottles had refilled to where they were before he'd arrived. This was yet another reminder that this was a magically induced vision of an event that had long since passed. It could be too easy to forget that this wasn't real and that if he spent too much time here, it would have consequences in the real world for him.
He knew they'd be out there a while. In previous visits, he'd occasionally spent this time combing through the room, similar to what Seth was doing. Having cataloged everything centuries ago, there was nothing left to do but wait. So, he walked around the desk and sat squarely within the Mark of Hellyrr embroidered on the rug. There, for the next hour or so, he would remain, arms folded, legs crossed, and eyes shut. Freeing his mind of all unnecessary thoughts and emotions. At least, that was the plan.
About forty minutes in, Seth started to grumble and complain, forcing Jonathan to give up on his meditation. "… I know he's one of the humblest among our kind, but lord, does he have to be so dull? I can't find anything interesting anywhere. Even his liquor cabinet is dull." Seth walked from behind the desk to the liquor cabinet, pulled a few bottles out at random, and read the labels aloud. "Red Adders Bite, Amorian Blood Wine. Christ, he's even got Athester's Sweet Malt. This crap might as well be water." He pulled another bottle down and said, "At least he's got the taste to have at least one bottle of Nordic Berserker."
"Some of us prefer the simpler things in life. You might find life more enjoyable when you aren't always looking for the rare and exotic," Assassin said with a disinterested, almost dismissive tone.
Seth clicked his tongue. "Hell, even this letter he was so focused on when we arrived makes no sense." Seth thrust the letter towards Assassin, who took it nonchalantly. "Look at this."
Jonathan studied Assassin intently, hoping for any sign that would reveal the letter's contents. It was no use, though; for all the emotion he showed, Jonathan would've thought it no more important than a grocery list. But, if that were the case, why obscure it from the eyes of the scrying spell? The frustration caused by such a simple sheet of paper was baffling.
Jonathan got to his feet as Rexinon and Godric returned. As Rexinon walked to stand at the center of the rug, Jonathan moved behind the desk. Godric walked toward Assassin and conversed with him for a few minutes. Once again, the sound of white noise shrouded what was said. This time, it was Godric who masked his words from the spell. When Assassin nodded, Godric moved beside him and faced Rexinon.
Rexinon looked at each tapestry and seemed to relive each as he did so. They all knew those accomplishments and tragedies would stand the test of time. Any efforts to change that would fall flat. The Order had played too significant a role in shaping this new world. Finally, he turned to Godric, kneeling as he met his regret filled eyes.
Assassin pulled an infamous rod from his side, dubbed the Executioner's Handle. Forged in the Dominion of Shadow by Assassin some three thousand years ago. It was one and a half feet long of shadow infused steel and bound with his own divine essence. Ominous black tendrils crawled along Assassin's hand like something alive and flowed into the handle. The shaft elongated, and an axe head formed at its end.
Though he had accepted his fate, seeing that axe form made Rexinon's heart stop momentarily. He looked at Godric questioningly. Godric knew what that look meant and nodded his head in assent. Agreeing to this had allowed them both to right several wrongs this night by asking one simple question. "Do you have any final words or requests?"
"I have two, if you'll grant them. The first, allow me to disband the Order formally as my final act as headmaster."
Seth started to protest, but Assassin lowered the axehead in his direction as a silent threat. Seth glared at Assassin with seething hatred. Godric nodded to Rexinon. "Proceed."
As the headmaster of the Hellyrrian Order, he had a mental connection with every member. Without hesitation, Rexinon's eyes began to glow with a brilliant purple hue. This would be Rexinon's final order, and Godric knew it would save thousands.
"My brothers and sisters, hear me now and heed my words. Abandon the Order and save yourselves. Flee to the hills and never look back to what we once were. With my dying breath, the Hellyrrian Order is no more. The governments of Aurelia have played a hand we can't stand against. Anyone who disregards this command will be hunted down and executed without mercy. To the leaders and guild masters of the Order, I charge you with dismantling everything relating to the Order and turning over every artifact and document you can to Godric the Just, Jonathan the Wise, or Assassin the Watcher. I also ask that you help calm those who feel outraged and betrayed by this night. Do not blame the Twelve, as they were little more than pawns in this corrupt game of politics. Farewell, my friends. My family. May the peace we have fought for be found in the coming days."
The glow faded, and he slumped forward onto his hands, his breathing labored. A few moments passed, and he managed to catch his breath but still looked towards the ground.
"The second request I have is that anyone who would heed that warning be spared. The ruling factions wanted me. As long as no one else causes trouble, we know they won't cause too much fuss over it."
His voice took on a much sharper edge as he looked back up. "You call us a cult, though you know we are nothing of the sort. On the contrary, our Order has stood for nearly five thousand years for the betterment of the entire world. How they treated you should tell you that what I said and what we were doing was justified."
"Shut your mouth, Rex!" Seth spat venomously.
Godric glared at Seth. His own anger with this situation was at the point of breaking free. "Be silent! I don't know what kind of grudge you have, but I, for one, don't give a damn what the council said. Rexinon doesn't deserve death for the crimes he's being accused of. Unfortunately, the ruling factions in almost every nation are corrupted and working towards being as corrupt as they were back in our day." Godric sighed. "Regrettably, my hands are tied, though. The law is the law, and I have been overruled on this matter. Regardless of what my conscience thinks, I will abide by the rules of the land."
Rexinon nodded, understanding Godric's situation perfectly. Godric had become the divine embodiment of law and justice at his ascension. While those two things work hand in hand, they are far from the same, and one must often walk a fine line to serve them both. In this case, the choices were clear. In the end, it didn't matter what he chose; he would inevitably betray one virtue or the other. Unfortunately, there was no good way for him to handle this, and Rexinon could see how this was affecting him.
"The majority of the Order will heed my warning. As for the leaders, if any are still alive, they will follow that command to the letter. They'll even aid you in handling any hotheads who resist," Rexinon said.
"The good news is that no one has yet been executed this evening. I'll personally see to it that those who abide by that order are given a chance to live long, productive lives within society. If all goes well, you will be the only casualty of this idiocy."
Rexinon gave the faintest sign of a smile with a halfhearted chuckle as he said, "Godric, one thing I'll not allow is any of the Order's work ending up in the hands of one of those tyrants. Therefore, I demand that Jonathan be given every document, scroll, and tome held within our strongholds for safekeeping." Rexinon felt exhausted. The spell to warn his Order took more out of him than anticipated.
"You're in no position to be making demands of us," Seth said. Godric finally snapped and struck him so hard that he slammed back into the wall beside the fireplace, cracking it. He got back to his feet a moment later, fixed his shirt, and looked down at the blood he'd wiped from his lip. Godric looked back at Rexinon.
"As you were saying."
"Assassin, I'd ask that you secure all our relics and artifacts, regardless of their magical significance. I don't need to tell you what all we have housed around Aurelia."
"No, you don't. The nukes of our time were nothing compared to some of those items," Assassin replied.
"We'll see to it that it's done. There are things within these walls that were never meant for untrained mortal hands," Godric added.
"Thank you."
"As for the texts, Jonathan will have a field day going through everything. There is far too much the council doesn't understand within these walls that we can't afford to lose."
"Godric was right, Rex. I still have everything. Much of which has been quite useful over the centuries,"
Godric turned his head away, no longer able to look Rexinon in the eye. "I no longer deserve the right to call you a friend, but is there anything else you would ask of me?"
Rexinon looked at Godric for a long time and couldn't help but smile. Not at his pain or suffering in following the orders given to him, but knowing that if anyone here had ever been a friend to him, Godric certainly was. With his final words, he left Godric with a warning.
"No, but I'll leave you with this. Be wary of those among you, for one will betray you all. My friend."
Godric nodded, accepting these as Rexinon's final words as a tear ran down his cheek. Rexinon lowered his head, and Assassin enveloped his axe's blade in a purple aura.
"Woah, Assassin, what's with the new color? Never seen that before," Seth asked.
Ignoring the question, Assassin swung the axe, severing Rexinon's head cleanly.
That night, the cries of the Order were heard in every city across Aurelia. All mourning the death of the Order's first, and last, headmaster.
Jonathan fought back tears of his own as he watched the axe's head vanish. Assassin secured the handle on his belt as he walked towards the desk. Godric looked as though he was going to be sick.
"Did you do as I asked?" Godric asked shakily.
"Of course. I may be a trained killer, but even I know this was bullshit, mate."
Seth walked over and picked up Rexinon's severed head by the hair. He held it up before him, a mischievous grin on his face. Then he whispered something into Rexinon's ear.
Assassin's eyes locked on Seth. As he let go of the head, he used one of his abilities, known as shadow step, to cross the distance to where Seth stood. Before Rexinon's head hit the ground, Assassin snatched it out of the air and punched Seth so hard that it sent him flying into the same section of the wall he'd hit earlier. He bounced off it, but the force of the impact sent several of the stones flying into the next room. Seth crumpled to the floor, where he lay unmoving for several seconds. After a while, his head snapped upright, and he began to laugh. He stood up as if nothing had happened and headed out the door. Godric, now seething with anger, watched as Assassin started to go after him. "Leave him. He's not worth your time."
Jonathan paced around the room, waiting for the spell to wear off. His heart ached, and his own anger toward Seth at that moment made him wish he could destroy the man. But that was Seth's way, and they'd all learned to let it go in time. The world began to blur and vanish, reverting to the Archive once again.
He closed the cover, placing the tome back on the shelf with a heavy sigh. His fingers lingered on the binding as he read the inscription, A Complete History of the Hellyrrian Order, Volume 666. Finally, Jonathan let his hand fall to the side as he walked away with his shoulders slumped.
As if speaking to an old friend, he lamented, "Damn you, Rex. Why couldn't you have just left well enough alone?"
As Jonathan walked away, he shed a tear at the loss of one of his closest friends.
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2023.06.09 16:12 rollersky Why left-wingers should be in favour of Freedom of speech

An actor everybody is pretty much somewhat familiar with, Rowan Atkinson that plays Mr Bean recently made an about 10 minute press release speech and statement. It was directly concerning the freedom of the people of the United Kingdom to merely express themselves, to perform the very human act of communicating and sharing.
The fact that the U.K is unfortunately by law a tyrannical state that dishes out criminal punishment to anyone who says anything anyone finds offensive, no literally they actually have laws that get you arrested for posting normal song lyrics and other mundane normal usage posts. It's from a recent yet slightly older law from 25 years ago, and it enables anyone to be charged with hate speech for saying or since the advent of social media posting anything anyone ever finds offensive.
I wish it were otherwise but unfortunately these authoritarian tyrannical laws are also present... in Australia and you have probably forgotten but they were on full display in Australia in 2019... when the Pharmaceutical companies became the wealthiest and most profitable companies on Earth... the same companies that sponsor Political Parties,... and Television advertisements,... Social Media companies (like the one your on now) and literally run the tests and produce all medical scientific papers (studies, theories, hospitals, physicians on payroll, fund entire hospitals and livelihoods... etc. etc.) The best example I can remember of the absolute tyranny Australia was under is a case whereby a pregnant women in Victoria was arrested for writing on a Facebook post that she was against lockdowns and supported the protests against them... the Police came and arrested her... for 'Hate Speech'... it luckily enough got picked up media companies (TV stories and articles). Luckily. So the police, after dragging this pregnant woman kicking and screaming out of her apartment (not exactly literally) let her go without charge. She was lucky. Very very lucky. And there is no way she should have had to have been 'lucky' for merely making a post on Facebook.
America simply does not have this problem as written into the very constitution as the 1st Amendment to their constitution by the founding fathers in all of their wisdom, intelligence, good faith and if your religious like they where, filled with divine enlightenment wrote it such that the Government in America has no ability to write any law to restrict people's rights to express themselves (Freedom of Speech), restrict the press (because back then they lacked smart phones, social media and all modern technology, which should be obvious but perhaps it is not and is difficult for people today to even begin to imagine life back then despite it being very loosely similar to today's world) and finallu restrict people's religious freedoms (written in reverse order to this because they were all wise God loving, humble, noble and brave men.
America's 1st Amendment is the only Freedom of Speech law written into its very constitution in the entire world, it is the reason that America is referred to as 'Land of the Free' and the second part of that phrase, 'Home of the Brave.'. As for protests, peaceful assembly had always been constitutionally protected, not violent assembly so riots and revolution is still very much illegal and is met with lethal counter force every time. [As a side note, if peaceful assembly fails to prevent America becoming a Tryrannical State, then the 2nd Amendment is the fail-safe. As the wisdom of the founding fathers literally argued and intendeded]
Australia does not have that phrase and frankly I feel that every Australian that knows that, feels a deep unspoken, subconscious shame over that fact and far more importantly that all Australians simply do not have the constitutional right to even speak their minds freely, as every human being alive desires.
As Rowan Atkinson stated 'Hate Speech' is not real. It is a term used to silence, censor and remove power from whomever those in power disagree and dislike or are offended by. There are seemingly endless examples from history of the evil deeds of enactment of those disliked by existing powers for example, Galileo (ostracised and persecuted by the church and all religious folk for merely stating he believed that the sun was the center of the Galaxy and not the Earth), Nikola Tesla (defamed by the work of Tomas Edison and countless people trying to claim his inventions as their own by way of patent theft and lies for the purpose of advertising like don't by an American organisation NPR over the discovery of radio), (Jesus Christ himself by his crucifixion by my Ancestors, the Romans) and as the last example, the NAZI's by locking up any intellectuals that disagreed or dared critisize any of their doctrine and propoganda, their torture of anyone condemned for death by way of countless sadistic and grotesque torture methods, and some though quite few, for scientific discovery purposes, their burning of the books followed in time by bodies, and lastly their brutal slaughter of the Jews, no evidence of wrongs but only stirring words and speeches from their beloved demagogue, Adolf Hitler and gigantic amounts of absolute propoganda distributed to the masses, orchestrated by NAZI Propoganda Chief Joseph Goebbels and his team. (Which every highschool student should have, though potentially didn't, have already learned from Highschool History class, at least in every Public School, Private Schools may be permitted a different curriculum.) Offensive caused by speech has only 1 solution. More Free speech, Rowan Atkinson a famous actor that has probably more wealth than this entire subreddit conveyed this message, and it would seem as an absolute truth as far as I can tell.
I have written this in hopes of sparking and pasing wisdom and knowledge into whoever needs to have read this. And hopefully you will pass this type of message on yourself from now on. Australia needs the Right of Freedom of Speech written into its very constitution. As demonstrated during COVID19 it needed it years ago but now even more than ever.
And to those that would say it will do nothing but allow mass disinformation, manipulation and mislead people, I would say this, history has proven you absolutely dead wrong on that statement and sentiment, the only solution to offense from speech is more Free Speech and if you silence, censor or try more modern trends of the same kind known as deplatforming or cancelling, then all you do, all you achieve, everything you are trying to stop will only be made stronger, more resilient and more popular then ever before. As examples, take Jesus Christ, he has the Roman equivalent of being hung drawn and quartered, he was crucified, publicly executed like a lamb to the slaughter to send a message of absolute obedience being required to the rest of the herd. Yet because of that Christianity exploded and has been far more viral than COVID19 or any viral video has ever been to date. And for modern times look at Tucker Carlson, deplatformed by pressure from Pharmaceutical companies, lawsuits from shitty voting machine companies and pathologically idealogically fanatic ex employees in lawsuits. Tucker Carlsons show on Fox was the most popular show on Fox News and it drew in about 2 million people every night to watch it... after he was fired... is now getting 35+ million on the regular after he started up on Twitter. I do so imagine that actuall that will be an understatement in the coming future as currently he's on his 2nd episode ever. The 'Streisand Effect' in full unbridled, unstoppable force.
Every Australian deserves the right to express themselves freely, meaning free of all Government persecution and all possible Government and legal persecution. This is and has always been a left wing idea, as the rule of Tyrants; Dictators, kings Pharaohs, Caesar's, Shoguns, Kahns, Lords, Nobles Knights and Emperors have always, always been majority perpetuated by people with conservative temperaments, whereas free thinkers, creative and imaginative people are the minority of people perpetuating the rule of Tyrants.
We here in Australia critisize China for authoritarianism and tyranny when there is weakness in our own ranks. 'Those in glass houses should not throw stones' - some famous person', 'never lay cannonfire on your enemy with a glass cannon' -me. Western countries, especially our home Australians true colours, true laws and beliefs of of people were broadcaster for the world to see during covid. And they paint a very dark authoritarian picture of our nation to the world, something China is more than smart enough to take advantage of... and much to our chagrin they are and have been since Covid ended for us. Chinese propoganda, their Television Channels, all Chinese State OWNED... all of them constantly bring up how Australia, England and America all were even worse if not just as bad as China was during Covid19, and as the best and most convincing propoganda always is... its harrowingly mostly true. (Only, partly mostly thankfully) but domestic Chinese TV isn't the most important propoganda outlet taking the easy win by using our sins in their propoganda... no, that would be the Confucius Institute in Australian Universities. China's unelected ruling communist party (communist in name only these days, just a full bull authoritarian tyranny is their ideology nowadays) main propoganda outlet in Australia is a Chinese University group called the Confucius Institute (I could be wrong about the name and I've spent too long writing this to be bothered to look it up). They target young, impressionable Chinese men and women when they are studying abroad in Australia's universities, our most popular young adult Chinese attraction, I dare say, maybe even 'Global young adult Asian attraction' as I once met a man from Tibet who said exactly that in a course I had to take for my construction job (white card). The Confucius Institute goal is promote CCP propoganda via demonising the way Australia and all Western countries are so that as few young people ever believe in the ideals of Democracy and want to return to China, such that the CCP can perpetuate its tyrannical rule over China forever. Idealogically brainwash 'loose ends' - Mafia Terminology if you understand. They thanks to what happened to Australia under the Lib/Nats Coalition 2019 to late 2022 they distribute and spread half truths about Australia and countless other lies about every part and aspect of life in Australia as well as pay members of their organisation to organise pro China protests, (sign holders and chanters) in Australian Universities, footage of this circulated sparsely in Australian media and articles during 2014-2018 roughly though probably a bit before too. They actively seek out and target specifically ethnically Chinese and often try to emotionally blackmail them, incite fear into them, speak exclusively their propoganda to then and rarely but almost certainly literally blackmail them using the threat of violence, torture and death of their families back in China. Naturally there's no direct evidence of that claim except for Chinese Father and Husband in England that was blackmailed (husband of high ranking shipping Port official wife) they abducted his wife and child and forced the wife read a script to the husband over the phone (utilised emotional and physical blackmail and just directly veiled and unveiled threats, I recommend you look up interviews from the husband) and if you look up the articles of the Confucius Institute from IDK 2011-2018 and have the ability to interpret from what the articles found you can tell the Confucius Institute, only has 1 purpose, to try and perpetuate the CCP's rule of China and stop and protest against their rule, specifically stopping Tiananmen Square type protests from ever happening again. The Tianamen Square Massacre was a global well known proverbial black eye to China that severely hampered every nation's diplomatic relations with China for close to half a century, and the CCP didn't like that as even Tyrants love swimming in money, also the CCP loves stealing technology through trade espionage, China's MAG Lev trains and their entire car industry is built off stolen technology from Western companies dumb enough to deal with companies owned by the CCP. Naturally the Chinese who have been or are being 'convinced' by the Confucius Institute are always the biggest promoters of Anti Freedom ideas, especially the death of Freedom of Speech via hate speech crime laws such as: incitement of violence laws (Victoria mainly), offensive Tweets, Facebook Posts, Instagram Posts,,, Goddamn Reddit posts all hopefully being made illegal and the Liberals God awful rich persons almost exclusive digital world referee, The new E-Safety Commisioner. And like all the God awful Tyrant Commissioner's from TV shows and books if the E-Safety commisoner ever... EVER gets in the hands of the Liberals again it will be used against the normal people of Australia to beat the collective will of normal free thinking Australian's to the ground if not to death. Only complete dumbass Liberal Supporters usually dumb beer drinking sky news watchers (usually fossils) and Young Adult Chinese University Students support ANY of the laws and speech referees I just mentioned.
Again please war h the video I linked at the tiop and if the Politcal State of the U.K interests you for whatever reason then I recommend: Count Dankular (his second channel) the first person in Scottish History tried and found guilty of 'Hate Speech'... from a freakin comedy video. Where he's mocking the very thing they charged him for supporting [funny pug salute video as a direct hint]), Jonathan Pie (excellent wit, fantastic satirist and insult wordsmith wizard, also very yelly, I like him) and lastly Jordan Shanks himself, the namesake of this subreddit, FriendlyJordies. Whenever he actually gets round to covering the U.K his analysis is excellent.
Also a guy from YouTube channel Sargon of Akkad though... fair warning, his videos are really boring but he is quite very articulate.
All Australians deserve the Right of Freedom of Speech. And unfortunately, on Reddit in particular I see far too many Tyrannical Speech Law sympathisers which I personally find truly disgusting and as much as I hate the authoritarian ideas you spout, I will defend your right to say and spread them. If your a real FriendlyJordies fan or agree with his ideas and rhetoric than I already know you support all Australians Right of 'Free Speech'.
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2023.06.09 16:04 Bad_Taboo Being harassed

So basically I'm being harassed by my friends girlfriend. She swears any woman that speaks to him want him. Come to find out there are other women who are constantly going back & forth arguing with her because she's so damn delusional & has mental health issues. Anyways I've argued with her, got the last word & blocked her ass. But that wasn't the end of that, she stole pictures from my social medias including my modeling page - to make a fake Facebook page of me and put that i was doing escorting service. She added my friends onto that page & was sending them shit. She reached out to my mother and was harassing her from yet a another fake page. (This was a year ago) I was able to report and & so did my friends because they wasn't feeing into her shit. So just last night I seen my name popped up on google search where she made a Linkedin page about escorting services. And its got me disgusted because I work for a union and what if my employer sees it? I'm just so annoyed because this bitch got alot of time of her hands. I called my police department & all they said all I can do is make a harassment complaint but it wouldn't be investigated. At that point I just want to put my hands and feet on her. I know her name, address social media etc.. I even got photos & videos of her I just want vengeance but nothing can be done? Idk what to do.. please guide me.
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2023.06.09 16:01 siliconeuse Milling machine processing process Introduction

Analysis of the Characteristics of the milling machine processing process Introduction
The CNC milling machine machining process is based on the processing process of ordinary sulfur beds, combined with the characteristics of the CNC milling machine comprehensive use of knowledge in many aspects to solve the process of CNC milling machine machining process facing the process, its content includes metal cutting principles and tools, machining processes, typical parts processing and process analysis and other aspects of the basic knowledge and basic theory, the introduction of CNC lathe machining process involved in the basic knowledge and basic principles The process of CNC milling machine, give full play to the characteristics of CNC milling machine, to achieve high quality, high productivity and low consumption in CNC machining.
A. The basic characteristics of the CNC milling machine machining process,
Process protocol is a guiding document for workers in processing. As the ordinary milling machine is controlled by the operator, therefore, the process procedures used in the ordinary milling machine are only a process. The cutting amount, tool route, process steps, etc. are often selected by the operator. The program of CNC milling machine processing is the instructional document of CNC milling machines. CNC milling machine is controlled by the program instructions, and the whole process of processing is automatically carried out according to the program instructions. Therefore, CNC milling machine processing procedures and ordinary lathe process procedures are quite different, involving a wide range of content. Therefore. The programmer is required to be very familiar with the performance, characteristics, movement mode, tool system, cutting specification, and workpiece clamping method of the CNC milling machine. The process scheme will not only affect the efficiency of the milling machine, and will directly affect the quality of the parts processing.
B. CNC milling machine machining process of the main content:
① Select the parts suitable for processing on the CNC milling machine and determine the process content.
② analyze the drawings of the parts to be processed, clear processing content, and technical requirements.
③ determine the processing plant of the parts and the development of the CNC machining process route. Such as dividing the process, arranging the order of processing, processing, and non-CNC machining process interface.
④The design of the processing process. Such as the selection of the positioning datum of the part, the fixture program to determine, work step division, tool selection, and determining the cutting amount.
⑤ CNC machining program adjustment. Such as the selection of tooling points and tool change points, determining the tool compensation, and determining the processing route.
Single-sided milling belongs to a kind of milling machine
A milling machine is a milling machine with a milling cutter to the workpiece for milling processing. It is able to process more complex shapes and has a higher efficiency than planers, and is widely used in mechanical engineering and repair departments.
Milling machine in the control system is developing rapidly, and the application of digital control has greatly improved the degree of automation of the milling machine. A digital control system of the microprocessor and an automatic tool changing system is applied on a milling machine, which expands the processing range of the milling machine and improves the processing accuracy and efficiency.
There are many types of milling machines, which are generally distinguished by layout form and scope of application. The main ones are elevating table milling machines, gantry milling machines, single-column milling machines and single-sided milling machines, instrument milling machines, tool milling machines, etc.
Lift table milling machine has several kinds of universal, horizontal, and vertical, mainly used for processing small and medium-sized parts, the most widely used; are gantry milling machine including gantry milling and boring machine, gantry milling and planing machine, and double-column milling machine, are used for processing large parts; single-column milling machine's horizontal milling head can move along the column guide, the table for longitudinal feed; single-arm milling machine's vertical milling head can move horizontally along the cantilevered guide, the cantilever can also adjust the height along the column guide. Both single-column milling machines and single-face milling machines are used to process large parts.
An instrument milling machine is a small lifting table milling machine, used for processing instruments and other small parts; a tool milling machine is mainly used for mold and tool manufacturing, with a variety of accessories such as vertical milling head, universal angle table and plug, but also for drilling, boring and inserting processing. Other milling machines include the keyway milling machine, cam milling machine, crankshaft milling machine, roll journal milling machine, and square steel ingot milling machine, which are all special milling machines made for processing the corresponding workpieces.
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2023.06.09 15:58 justathoughtfromme OOP's former school is using their current picture on the school website without permission.

Reminder, I am not OOP. This is a repost.
TW: Transphobia
Original Post from May 16, 2023 - [US] [TX] My former school is claiming my parent's permission slip allows them fair use of my current work photo.
I went to middle/high school in Texas over a decade ago and don't currently live in that state. For personal reasons I have avoided all contact with anyone from the school, alumni association, former teachers, etc.
Recently, I learned that the school's website, Instagram and Facebook pages had posted my middle and high school photos as a composite with a portrait off my employer's website sort of like a "look where they are now" thing. The composite is part of the alumni landing page on the school website.
My work photo is of me wearing a distinctive uniform and name badge and is not particularly easy to find online, but it is somewhere on my employer's web directory. I do not have the same name and look significantly different now as compared to school photos.
My employer states they were never contacted by the school. My work uses a photography service with their own media release which explicitly requires written permission for any third party use.
I sent a polite e-mail to the school requesting the photos be taken down. The reply I got was to the effect of, "we wish you well but permission has been granted for 'fair use' as per the documents attached". They had sent a scanned PDF of a media release permission slip signed by my parent about 15 years ago, with a highlighted section stating "I irrevocably authorize [school] to use the Photograph or any print or digital alterations thereof for current or future publication". The photo file itself was also attached (all 3 images mashed together as one file) except a white bar had been added on the bottom with "Date: [date of middle school photo]".
Needless to say, this is ridiculous. I haven't yet replied to that e-mail.
Ever since the photo was posted, I have been getting unsolicited FB requests and DMs from people which I all ignore. Worse, my employer has started getting phone calls asking if [former name] works there. I feel very uncomfortable that my current profession and personal details are being promoted for the school without my permission. I really don't want anyone else from my hometown to connect my current and former lives.
I am looking for some guidance on who could help me sort this out and if it might be worth going to civil court for. A lawyer acquaintance told me that I could prove no damages but I'm not sure.
First Update - May 24. 2023
This will probably be the only update as I'm considering my next steps but I appreciated all the good advice I got the last time. recommended I ask my employers' photography service to contact my school with a DMCA notice. I did not reach out to the school directly. Someone from the the school's IT department replied to my email and not the photography service the next day. Their email was basically with their claims as below [I am paraphrasing because I don't want to use the exact language].
  • The photograph is the property of the school and they can do what they please with it.
  • The file properties (link to the screen shot is here) [Editor's note: transcription of image - Created: Saturday, July 17, 2004, 11:41:26AM, Modified: Saturday, July 17, 2004, 11:41:26AM, Accessed: Monday, September 13, 2010, 11:06:18AM] prove that the composite photo was taken in 2004 and per my parents release form, I disclaim all rights to it.
  • The school has an interest in promoting diversity and it is sad as a Transgender individual I would not want to stand up to Greg Abbot.
The email was signed with a clear mocking of my current title (like "John Smith, Vice President for Information Security").
The part of this that annoys me the most is that I am not Transgender. I could see why someone might think that, but I changed my name, appearance and so on because of unsavory connections to my family. I certainly do feel bad for Trans people in Texas but this isn't my fight. I don't think it will be useful to try and communicate further with the school. I have read that if a website ignores a DMCA takedown, I could try and have their website domain suspended. Would that be the route to go? I don't trust Texas civil courts but if push comes to shove I will go the formal route.
​Thanks again.
Final Update - June 2, 2023
I'm providing an update because I think it's important to highlight all the excellent advice I received and I think honestly this should qualify for a bestoflegaladvice post. I had previously posted here and here (Note - removed links to previous posts) regarding a ridiculous situation in which my old school had used a middle school portrait, mashed together with my current work headshot, in a derogatory way on their website and social media.
Multiple commenters suggested that I engage my employer's photography service as well as my employer's legal department to help. They were very eager to do so. The photographers sent a DMCA complaint via social media forms and the offending posts were removed within 48 hrs! Unfortunately the school website is hosted by Cloudflare and they did not respond to the takedown request. However, my composite photo was moved off the main page and into a new section called "Diversity and Inclusion". This is where my employer's legal department was super helpful. They sent a communication to the school's legal division essentially saying that what I was experiencing is targeted harassments based on perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Shockingly quickly we heard back with a profuse apology and promise for full investigation and possibly also disciplining the employee who was responsible for the photo, doctored file properties, website and email. On that topic, I found out that this person married into my family (who apparently thinks the reason I don't talk to them is because they think i am Trans) so that seems like their motive.

All in all, I think this is as good of an outcome as I could have hoped for. I don't think I will seek any damages but we'll see. I just want to thank everyone again. I was nervous posting this because it seems so silly, but I really am grateful.
Reminder, I am not OOP. This is a repost.
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2023.06.09 15:52 orif916 Jb 1 Review

review on Jb1 So i got the Jb1 from Wowsole i recently played in them and here’s my review. I will say that the durability issue isn’t playing a role (yet?) because i use these strictly for indoors
Traction 9/10 traction's, really good and even with dust performs good but my court is not very dusty, they still performed well
Cushion 9/10 they take a bit time to break, and if i put the WoW 10 as a 10 the Jb1 setup is really nice and i like it. It’s bouncy enough for me
Lockdown/support 10/10 these fit TTS for me, like the WoW 10s both of these i feel really safe and i feel li ning did a great job on these aswell in that department .
Weight 10/10 these are light, as a guard who mainly plays of the first step, i feel these fit really well for me and my playing style.
Aesthetics: 10/10 i just love how this shoe looks, i love me a good lowtop and Kobes are my favorite shoe. I also have the WoW 10 lows but idk i just love how these look and they gonna be in my rotation for the next season
Also i know some of you doubting wowsole but it’s my second purchase from them and they are truly reliable heres the link if you guys want to be sure
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2023.06.09 15:35 CrungoMcDungus What are people's opinions of Savit so far?

I was extremely excited about his election, particularly over former cop Arianne Slay.
I understand that there are many, many factors in play when it comes to the prevalence of crime, including a whole host of complex social and economic factors. I also know that my own perception and experiences are not actual data.
That being just over a decade living in Washtenaw county, this is just about the least safe I have ever felt from a crime perspective. Driving has become totally insane. I know road rage is a problem everywhere right now, but it is definitely having an impact here, particularly east of the Hewitt. I've lived in the county for a decade, lived east of Hewitt for 5 years, and I have never felt this unsafe driving. This is a totally different level of aggression than I am accustomed to seeing.
There have been strings of vehicle break-ins across Ypsi apartment complexes. When people express concern in social media groups, they are questioned for potentially putting the lives of black men in danger over "property crimes".
A similar conversation pops up surrounding the random attacks by the unhoused downtown. People express their fear and the danger of such attacks is validated, but...what, you want to bring the hammer of the state down on the most vulnerable member of society?
Shit, someone even busted open some blue mailboxes at a rather busy post office. We're gettin federal with these crimes.
I guess I'm just wondering if any of this is partially related to the new approaches to policing and prosecution. The certainty of being caught and punished is a rather strong deterrent of crime. I know that Savit's approach hypothetically shouldn't impact this certainty, it should mainly be decreasing the severity of the punishments (which is a good thing as far as deterrence is concerned). I have really started wondering lately though whether Savit has actually made crime easier to get away with, and if that's related to (what feels to me like) an uptick in aggressive behavior and crime.
I would love to hear from someone who knows more than I do about the actual criminal justice statistics in this county, and I would genuinely love to hear that I'm wrong and that Savit's plan is actually working out and that this is just an issue of my own perception. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm starting to have a bit of buyer's remorse. I don't know if...society is actually ready for his kind of progressivism. It requires a pretty high level of buy-in from each individual citizen and I'm not entirely sure we're capable of that right now. It seems to me like it is a bit too easy for bad actors to intentionally take advantage of soft policy in order to get away with things they wouldn't have been able to get away with in the past.
Anyone else feeling the buyer's remorse? Who wants to tell me that I'm wrong and why?
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2023.06.09 15:23 3rdCharlotte 🤢

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2023.06.09 15:16 mrsycho13 First HK

First HK
My friend gave me my first HK. My LGS had some UMP 40 from a police department that had to demilled. Ended up buying one of the kits and I have a lead on a USC upper that has been converted. Just need to convert the lower to semi auto.
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2023.06.09 15:11 mrsycho13 Hk UMP demilled

Hk UMP demilled
Finally own a HK product, my friend had some UMP 40s do demill from a police department so he gave me a piece of one.
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2023.06.09 15:11 Sensitive-Celery1877 MOTIONS: Court Process in MI

It's early, in not a morning girlie, but I'm always up for a little legal terms chit-chat and we have a motion hearing coming up Monday 06/12. Let's talk about it.
I haven't finished my coffee yet, so we're going to take easy street on this one and keep it simple. I'll add some info on different types of motions in the comments.
The common definition of a motion is a movement. In government a motion is a request to DO something. I.E. "I MOVE to ban all people with bad haircuts from moving to Florida", could be found on a motion to ban bad haircuts. (As I far as I know this is a fictional example, but you get the idea).
In the judicial system a motion is a formal proposal to the courts requesting them to take some kind of action. Attorneys use motions to ask the court to do something before a regular scheduled date. Motions can be an effective tool to obtain interim relief while parties await a court date.
-1. Fill out a Motion form In Michigan all motions must be in writing, state with particularity the grounds on which it is based, state the relief or order sought and be signed by the party or attorney.
-2. File the motion Turn in the request for a motion form in-person or by first-class mail, most courts will require you to turn in four copies. Some judges also now accept e-file.
-3. Notice of hearing When the court receives your form and approves the request for the motion, they will complete a "Notice of Hearing". This is an administrative form that states the case number, judge, date of hearing, plaintiffs, defendants, nature of the hwaring...hearing.... all the things MI courts typically hear motions one day a week. In Macomb county they are heard on Mondays.
-4. Serve the motion to the other party After the court completes their part of the forms (including notice if hearing) they will privide you with completed copies of the forms. You should expect to receive back three copies if you turned in four. When you get the three remaining copies of the motion from the court, serve a copy on the plaintiff by first-class mail. If the plaintiff has an attorney, serve the motion on the attorney instead of the plaintiff. Complete the Certificate of Mailing on the bottom of your copy of the form. Make a copy of this and file it with the court. You can do this either in person or by first-class mail.
There are other ways to serve papers; you can ask a friend or relative to serve the papers, or you can pay your local sheriff's department, police department, or a process server. Whoever serves the papers must be at least 18 years old and cannot be a party in your case. If you do you due diligence, but are unable to serve papers, the case can still proceed, but that's another post for another day.
This is good spot to note there are terms set by the court as to when service needs to happen. Typically it needs to be a certain amount of time before a hearing date, so the receiving party has time to formally respond and/or prepare for court. The legal terms of service often become a reason motion hearing dates are pushed or delayed. Read that again. 👀
-5. Attend your hearing You must attend the hearing on your motion. The hearing is where you bring the judge the evidence and testimony(s) to support your motion request. The Respondent will have the opportunity to present to the judge as well.
Disclaimer: this is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice.
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2023.06.09 15:10 Shepelesty Math2001 questions

Im in year4 of Engineering now and ive supposed to take math2001 next sem (actually math2000 but they discontinued it m...!%$@# math department). I barely passed 1052 and 1051 and to make things worse i decided to take a break from math and do it at last so yea im kinda fked and i know math school have highest failure rates across all departments especially if they know u r international. Anyhow, my question is should take tutor as I just want to graduate at this point and dont want to risk it. and if yes do you know where i can find tutors?
P.S. All my GPAs are 6 and 7 except calculus ones and thats mainly bcz i transferred from pharmacy to engineering and my math background is abit rusty.
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2023.06.09 15:05 ThrowRA591460 Do landlords/letting agents have to disclose nuisance neighbours?

I am currently moving out of my property due to nuisance neighbours.
I’m talking extremely loud music at all hours, parties every week, burning trash in their garden etc…. I asked her to turn the music down a few times and subsequently have been filing police reports against her a couple times a month due to harassment as she thinks it’s appropriate to shout at me every time she sees me.
The council were no help, I got a case handler but she just stopped replying to my emails, no one from the noise disturbance department ever comes out to be able to issue an abatement notice but she doesn’t even pay her rent so I don’t think fines will stop her either… I’ve even spoken to her landlord and they’ve told me they can’t speak to her either and have been trying to get rid of her for 4 years but the council will not re house her.
Of course I decided my best action is to move which is what I am doing but I am feeling terrible about who is now going to move in after me with what I’ve had to go through the past 2 years. My landlord is aware of the issue, I have spoken to him at length about it and he knows it is the reason I’m leaving. Can he keep this a secret from applicants?
Thanks !
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2023.06.09 15:03 TGotAReddit Important information about the state of the subreddit - please read

Hey all!
So, I have some news to share. As many of you know, this subreddit has 2 moderators, myself TGotAReddit, and my comod, AllHarlowsEve (aka Harlow). Except at this point that isn't entirely true. As of today, Harlow hasn't done a single moderator action on the subreddit in 29 days per the mod log. Tomorrow will be a full month. Normally we don't exactly police how much moderating either of us do on any given time, and in the past Harlow definitely picked up a lot of slack for me for some extended periods of time when I had personal issues I was dealing with. But for the last month, I've tried reaching out to Harlow repeatedly and gotten no responses to any of my messages or DMs. So for the last month I've been the sole mod here and haven't been able to get ahold of them despite repeated attempts. I've had to make some moderator decisions that I would have preferred to not make alone, alone. As they were added as a moderator a day before me, they are the top mod for this subreddit so I cannot remove them as a moderator without going through reddit's admin top-mod removal process. That requires the top mod to not have activity for at least 60 days. If they were to come back now, that would be great but with the extended absence and complete radio-silence, combined with the upcoming killing of 3rd party apps for reddit, which I know Harlow relies on due to being blind, I do not anticipate them returning.
I did not plan to tell any of you this until those 60 days had already passed and the top-mod removal process already started or even completed. I had planned to just take on modding alone until then and just deal with the extra workload on my own. But there has been a lot of things happening on the sub lately that have needed modding and I've been spending between 2 and 6 hours a day every weekday on reddit keeping up with everything. It's too much for me to handle on top of everything else in my life. Additionally, with the 3rd party apps going down at the end of the month, I don't know if I'll even be able to continue moderating at all on my phone which is my main device that I can use to moderate. So my ability to moderate you all will likely be vastly less in less than 30 days time.
So because of all of that, I am opening up applications to be a moderator here. If you want to be a moderator and help out with leading this community, please fill out the google form I will link at the end of this post. I will leave the form open until the 18th which will get us past the blackout protest that is still happening from the 12th to the 14th, and the rest of that week where I will be busy as I have family visiting from out of town. That will give me a week and a half to onboard new mods before the app I use stops working and it gets harder for me to mod.
Preference for current or former AO3 volunteers will be given but it is absolutely not a requirement.
For anyone who wants more information on the blackout protest or the 3rd party apps situation, see the previous post about the protest here, and see information about the 3rd party apps situation at either ModCoord or the pinned post on the subreddit for the app I use that was at the forefront of this entire thing here
Looking for the usual invite megathread that gets stickied here? Here is the link ->
tl;dr: Mod applications are open. Apply at this link: Note: it will require you to log into your google account but it will not collect your email address or give it to me. The login requirement is only so people can only submit 1 application each. Also, most of the answers are short answer or paragraph answer. I have not estimated the time this will take you to complete, but please set aside some time to do it as it may take you a little while. There are 23 questions total.
Please let me know if there are any issues, or questions you may have.
- TGotAReddit <3

P.S. Please be good to each other and patient with me and each other between the return on the 14th and the 18th since I won't be around much at all during that time period.
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2023.06.09 15:03 BadKittyRanch This is actual indoctrination and grooming. The pigs are not your friends, kid.

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2023.06.09 15:01 BroskevLenny You want to work in the laboratory? Sure, but you need to work in manufacturing first.

I have recently graduate in Master's degree of Chemistry of Natural Substances, my Bachelor's degree is in Chemistry of Foodstuffs. I am currently seeking a job, preferebly a laboratory one.
I recently applied for (among others) lab worker in localy company which manufactures diet supplements (vitamin fizzy tablets, vitamin, minerals,...) and fruit drinks for kids.
Today I got a call from HR, telling me that in order to work in a laboratory, they need me to work in manufacturing first, 2 months in supplements and 2 months in drinks department. Tbh, I was kinda surprised, but i still agreed on personal meeting. My main issue is that (apart from I haven't studied for 5 years to work in manufacturing) in my country there is 3 months trial period for both employer and employee, and by working 4 months on different position, i would loose this right.
I am planning to ask about the exact way it will be stated in the contract. I will also ask for lab worker salary and if it will be possible to shorten the time in manufacturing departments and also sooner promotion to R&D.
What do you think about all of this, what would you do in my place and what should I ask/demand?
Edit: paragraphs
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2023.06.09 14:59 Srxq Euphoric City RP Public (Monday-Wednesday), Allowlisted (Thursday-Sunday), 18+

Website Discord Trailer
Euphoric City Roleplay is a semi-whitelisted FiveM server that focuses on quality roleplay and listening to community feedback. We maintain an active staff team and community, all of which work together to provide the best and most up-to-date FiveM server out there.
We are currently whitelisted on Thursdays - Sundays, open Mondays - Wednesdays
Our team has various people from all different walks of life, allowing us to come together and create something bigger than ourselves and something that we believe welcomes people of all different creeds.
Our community is one of the friendliest and most welcoming you will ever meet! Scared to get involved in a new server? No need to worry, someone will always be willing to help and show you the ropes! We like to show appreciation to our community by listening to them and implementing new features that they have asked for.

Whitelisted Jobs

We offer various jobs which require a small application to join, in order to ensure they are conducted at the highest level possible, these include:

Player-Owned Businesses

We offer many player-owned businesses, as well as the chance to create your own from absolute scratch, only costing in-game money that you have earnt throughout your time in the city! If you wish to work for one of these, simply ask a manager or an owner of the business in the city!
And more to find out in city!

Civilian Jobs

We offer many civilian jobs that anyone can sign into can do in their free time for some cash on the side! These allow you to explore the city and are often a good first step for anybody new to the city!

Illegal Jobs & Heists

We offer many illegal jobs, with our new and custom-made criminal reputation system, allowing criminals to work their way up in the criminal underworld and unlock various things as their reputation increases. At the absolute basic level, this includes store and house robberies, but as you gain a name in the city, this expands to so much more that you must find out in the city!
We are regularly bringing in new heists for you to work your way towards and become the most notorious criminal in Los Santos!

Other Activities

Euphoric City offer a few activities to entertain you in your down time, these include:

Custom Scripts

On top of all of this, we have made almost 95% of our scripts from absolute scratch, as well as offering various elements not seen before in any other city!
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2023.06.09 14:56 Mariadreaming9 (r/HobbyDrama) Chitauri Tech and the DIY Body Modification Biohacking Community

Warning! Brief mention of surgery and medical procedures.
What happens when you mix alien tech with the kinds of people that implant chips into each other (Warning: needle, dot of blood)? Problems apparently.
Wait Who is Doing This?
So you remember the shows you'd watch as a kid (before it all became a little too real) where there'd be characters that were cyborgs or androids? Well, there's a group of people, who call themselves grinders, that want to make that a reality.
These grinders are diy body modification specialists who are doing things like undergoing experimental medical procedures and implanting themselves with RFID chips and magnets in order to become "more than human". It's a rather extreme method of biohacking, or do it yourself biology. I know it sounds like something that started after the Avengers, but this movement has been going on for a while. The first human safe RFID implant was actually in 2005!
It did become a lot more popular once superheroes came out though. The grinder community proudly claims Tony Stark as a member because of the arc reactor that was planted in his chest, although to my knowledge he had never acknowledged the community in any way.
Once the Avengers were revealed? Ho boy the community exploded. Here was tangible proof that human modification had real world possibilities. Captain America? Biohacking. The Hulk? Biohacking. There were even some people insisting that Black Widow and Hawkeye had to be biohacked because there was no way a normal person could do that.
Of course, the Avengers' creation coincided with lots of alien material raining from the sky...
The Drama Part 1
We all remember 2012 and the invasion, no need to rehash that whole thing. Now, most of the Chitauri tech was cleaned up by first responders and DODC, but the thing is when you have a massive battle over a major city, you're going to get debris spread out over and picked up before official sources can get to it. So suddenly, there was a lot of people who had their hands on genuine alien tech.
Of course, that meant that people looked at the Chitauri tech they had, looked at the Avengers and their body mods, put two and two together and decided that they were going to become transhuman by implanting themselves with alien material.
So here's the thing: despite what you may think, many grinders have a lot of genuine medical knowledge. Not all of them, or this post wouldn't exist, but a lot of grinders actually do know what they are doing. And an implant like that is (obviously!) not safe.
First, everything that goes into the body needs to be biocompatible. That means that if you stick something in your body, your body doesn't reject it. A pretty common example is ear piercings: your body either accepts the new jewelry and you're fine, or it doesn't and you get an infection. Or if the earring is not cleaned properly, then again, you get an infection.
Guess how many people properly cleaned their new alien tech?
Secondly, radiation? Energy leakage?? How are these things powered, and is that energy safe to be in a human body? Is the sample even complete enough to do anything? Or is it like a battery with the case cracked leaking toxic whatever?
Of course, to some people that just meant that maybe they'd get powers from the energy leakage...
Now, I do want to be clear: implanting with Chitauri tech was a fringe movement within an already fringe movement, and one that was highly criticized by the main movement as well. But there was enough people trying to do it that several of the top grinder forums had to put up banner warnings that discussing body moding with Chitauri tech was highly frowned upon and that it was incredibly unsafe.
I don't remember how long this phase of the drama lasted, but it was a while. However, after enough people posted horror stories and some frankly disturbing infection photos, even the thick headed wannabee figured out that sticking potentially unstable, unknown Chitauri material into your body was a bad idea.
As such, it appeared the drama was over. Until...
The Drama Part 2, the Hydra Bugaboo
Again, we all know what happened, no need to rehash it. The only thing you need to remember is that it was discovered that Hydra had kidnapped civilians for a variety of reasons.
On October 28th, 2014, a person under the username ChitHuGod (Chitauri-Human-God) logged on and posted in several grinder forums that he had been one of the people that had been kidnapped by Hydra. Why had he been kidnapped? Because he had somehow successfully implanted himself with Chitauri tech. He even had pictures of the implants.
The forums went nuts.
It was possible? It could be done!? You have to remember, the grinder community is full of people who believe in transhumanism, the movement to improve the human condition past human limitations. Something like this was straight out of their wildest dreams.
Speculation was rampant until a few days later, one eagle-eyed poster noted some signs of photoshop in the photos.
The house of cards collasped. ChitHuGod was bombarded with demands to explain, until he eventually deleted his account. The community as a whole was pissed.
The Aftermath
Once burned, twice shy. The grinder community as a whole learned their lesson with Chitauri tech, and frankly alien tech as a whole. Unless they fully understood it, it wasn't going in their bodies. I know at least one forum has a sticky thread explaining why, with examples, for newcomers.
Every once in a while a ChitHuGod copycat starts up claiming to have done something similar, but often they get very little attention and most delete their accounts soon after.
The community itself keeps growing, and with the increasing instability of the world it's getting fairly popular, albeit still fringe. And who knows? With all the crazy things that have happened lately, I wouldn't be surprised if one day someone did manage to turn a human into a Chitauri cyborg...
(OOC: I'm not actually a member of the grinder community, although it does sound cool. I just learned about them and wanted to share. If you are a member, please feel free to add any corrections you'd like to make it more realistic.)
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2023.06.09 14:48 topsy_12 Employer wants to change my job role from permanent to temporary

I am a lecturer in a college and started working at my current place of employment last October. My job was advertised before my current manager was appointed but one of his first jobs was sitting on the panel to interview me. I was offered the job and when I saw my pay offer (£7k more than I was on in my previous role) I snatched the job up. The job does come with a 1 year probationary period, which I am still currently in.
The department I work for has since had issues with recruiting staff members, mainly because we're dealing with troubled students who are on the verge of leaving the education system from a multitude of reasons, one of which is poor behaviour but can also be due to mental health issues, abuse, SEN needs, etc. As the department currently stands, we are staffed with supply and secondment members of staff, with me being the only permanently employed member of staff.
I've been informed this morning that I'm being "invited" into a meeting next week with my manager and HR to discuss discrepancies with my job description compared to the job descriptions of the the two posts we are currently recruiting for. The biggest difference between those two posts and mine is that those posts are being advertised as temporary for a year, whereas mine was advertised as permanent. When I queried the temporary nature of these job roles with my manager, I was informed that this is what the meeting next week is the discuss and my manager refused to say more, wanting to deal with things in the "proper HR way".
I have literally two weeks ago taken on a mortgage for a property by myself, and should I be forced out of this role I will struggle to pay for everything - my current role normally pays roughly £6k less than what I am earning in this position and I doubt I will ever get the chance to earn this much in my current situation again, so naturally I'm now terrified of financial issues.
My question regarding this situation is whether or not a place of employment can suddenly change my contract from permanent to temporary, and does my probationary period affect this issue? Do I need to agree with this change before it goes into effect or can I be forced into it? If I am forced into this new temporary role, should I be awarded compensation for this situation as the position was falsely advertised? Had I known it was temporary I would never had applied for it.
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2023.06.09 14:46 Safe_Contribution_86 I regret moving schools

I regret moving schools, self harm played a major part in this.
I’m in year 10 and I had to leave my first school since I was bullied after getting into a fight that started out of nowhere. I was punched 8-12 times in the head. Afterwards I stabbed my hand with scissors and had to go to hospital which a lot of people made fun of me on and blamed me.
Before this all happened, I was usually playful and did stupid funny stuff in class. I wasn’t too distracting and people thought I was sweet and chill. After the fight, I started to become completely quiet and barely talked to anyone, even my friends.
3 days after the fight, I returned to school. When I came back, this one girl started to be unbelievably nice and we started to become friends. Of course I still got some support from other people but she was the only one who checked up on me daily.
The few days while I was back, a lot of other people made fun of me for going to the hospital a lot of people were mad at me for calling the police and didn’t really get any support besides this one girl and two of my other good friends, even some of the friend group weren’t on my side or cared, even though I did nothing to start the fight.
I self harmed about 3-4 times a month since June 2022 but ever since the incident (beginning of March) it has been about 3-4 times a week. Barely anyone noticed before the incident but then I started to do it more frequently and didn’t try to hide it as much.
The worst time was about April when I brought a knife in and stabbed myself in the hand to the point I could barely move it. This was when people started to sympathise but it was also when people were at their worst. Some people made fun of me for stabbing my hand and refused to be near me, even my other ‘friends’ still.
The school had to check my bag everyday now. Soon, I brought in a knife another time but I was told if I did it again, I would get expelled. I was given 2 days inclusion. I sneaked in scissors another time and the school was mad at me but didn’t expel me. I was again given 2 days inclusion. I sliced my hand with a sharpener blade and got another day inclusion lost my support from the headteacher. They didn’t expel me. But they said for definite if I did it again, I’m expelled.
At this point everyone felt bad for me, besides these 2 people (one of them being who punched me). They were still mad and hated me for stabbing myself. They were a major reason why I moved schools. It was the worst decision I’ve ever made.
I still had the 3 really good friends (one boy, 2 girls) who have been on my side all the time and cared for me a lot. Although I still had thoughts about them and not wanting to move because of them, I still did. I just didn’t think they were enough. The dumbest reason why I left and my main regret was because I a crush on one of the girls but it was clear they liked someone else so I just couldn’t handle it anymore. They were still a really, really good friend and the only one who comforted me a lot ever since the fight. This was one of the dumbest reasons that influenced me to move. I can not emphasise enough how much I regret this decision.
I had a sudden breakdown in front of my dad and brought up everything that has ever happened. This was when I asked him to move schools. It was two weeks later when I moved. And within those two weeks I’ve told my friends. The main 3 convinced me to stay but I didn’t listen to their advice. They brought up stuff like ‘you need to make new friends, you’ve been with us for 3 years, you won’t find anyone with connection you have with us’. I should’ve listened to them. I would have listened to them but the fact that the headteacher said I could get expelled if I did again went to my head. I thought for definite I would do it again. I felt regret even before I moved, I would’ve asked if my dad if I can just stay at my old school and stupidly I thought it would be too awkward.
The last week at my old school was my hardest. I genuinely felt happy and I felt like all my prior problems that happened had finally stopped. I started to become more playful. But I felt dread knowing I was going to move, the bad feeling when I asked my dad to move had completely gone. I wanted to stay but all the paperwork had been done and it was too late.
I kept the fact that I was going to move from everyone else until the last day. When they all found out, they all looked sad. Even the people who made it clear they didn’t like me said sincerely they would miss me. I spent most of my last day misbehaving and having fun with everyone else, which I haven’t done for a while. But, the friend group I didn’t like as much didn’t even bother to say goodbye or hang out with me on my last day, this really made my decision on moving definite, I somehow felt happy I was moving and eager to start the new school.
The next day, I started the new school. I expected everyone to be nicer and more friendly but my first lesson everyone didn’t want to be next to me. The reasons they said was because ‘He’s Chinese’ and ‘He so ugly’.
2 days later I was invited to join a friend group. I felt happy that they invited me but they ended up being the most bullied people in the year. I wouldn’t have minded it but how weird they acted compared to how chill I wanted them to be disappointed me. They do weird stuff (not like morally bad) that I just feel uncomfortable to be around. They were nothing like my old friends and I don’t feel comfortable acting the way they act. So currently I’m just sitting there on my phone for the entire of break and lunch and occasionally having small conversations with two out of 7 of them. They’re not all bad people but just don’t want to hang out with them. However, one of the guys punched a Year 8 girl in the face and threw hot chocolate at her for only making fun of him and his friend’s glasses. I do not want to be near him but he’s the only guy who would talk to me.
I’ve had to urges to self harm again but if I did, self harming was one of the main reasons why I moved so I couldn’t do it again or else I moved for no reason. I’m still hated and unpopular but my new school just makes me feel worse.
I still talk to the main 3 over the phone but it just sucks not being able to see them as much, especially how they live in another town.
What’s worse is how I had to pick up an entirely new subject (geography) that I have to catch up on by myself and have to learn two more English literature texts (Romeo and Juliet & A Christmas Carol) before the mocks which is in 2 more weeks. AND I still need to be up to date with all my other subjects since all my classes are much ahead of me. I have been unbelievably stressed trying to catch up with all the work I’ve fallen behind in.
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2023.06.09 14:43 iselglo Six sigma black belt certification in Noida

Six sigma black belt certification in Noida
With every rising sun, something new is introduced in the market. It may be a new technology or product/service. One needs to keep oneself upgraded, especially in the professional world so that one remains in the competition. The knowledge acquired during graduation becomes obsolete after some time. It needs to be upgraded every once in a while. To do so, one can either go for higher education or certification courses. The latter option is opted for more especially by the people who are employed. It can be done within a limited budget and time. One of the most demanded certifications nowadays in the industry is the six sigma certification.
The certification revolves around the concept of improvising the business processes by removing any kind of errors and deviations in it. The value of six sigma computes the chance of error in a process- 3.4 per million opportunity. This makes the business process 99% accurate. Every organization wishes to operate its business with this accuracy.
During the process, all the errors and deviations in the process are removed. Thus making it an ideal and up-to-date process. Lean Six sigma is a program that combines Lean enterprises and Six Sigma methodologies. It is a set of standards used in business management. Lean six sigma is being used by the top-notch company for improving operational efficiency, cost reduction and to have good business outcomes. There are various stages of six sigma certification. The main ones are:
The green belt is an introductory course where the nuances of the course are taught. The concepts are introduced and a fair idea is given. The six sigma black belt is a more detailed level where in-depth knowledge of the concepts is provided. The concepts taught during the course include:
  • Process Map
  • Project Charter
  • Fishbone diagram
  • Regression
  • Tools like Minitab
  • Voice of customer
  • Critical to quantity, etc.
During the black belt certification, two standard techniques for improving the existing and new business processes are taught:
  • DMAIC: It stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, control. This technique is used to improve the existing business process. In the define phase, the source of the problem from where it is arising is identified. The strategy used in this phase is who, what, and where questions. Tools used in the phase are the voice of the customer and the project charter. In the measure phase, the project focus is narrowed and the voice of the customer is converted into key performance indicators. In the analysis phase, we try to find out the root cause of the problem. In the improvement phase, the solution is evaluated and optimized. In the control phase, the project benefits are validated.
  • DMADV: In this technique, the new business process is improved and is made up to date. It includes phases like define, measure, analyze, design, and validate.
Six sigma certification online in India provides a medium to enhance your skills and reach the top position of the company. If one masters this skill, he/she can work in the managerial department and can be a part of important operations in the company. The course provides extensive practical experience and expertise for professionals. With the completion of each level, the knowledge and chances of getting a handsome salary are improved. It increases the value of the employee in an organization. The six sigma black belt certification cost in India varies from 2000 to 20000 INR. The deliverables of the course while pursuing it from ISEL Global Education are as follows:
  • Study material is couriered to the candidate’s address
  • Internationally recognized certification (One needs to pass the objective test to attain this certificate)
  • Chance to work on live projects
  • Pre and post-assignment.
  • Sample question paper.
  • Soft copy of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook
  • Virtual classroom sessions of the instructor-led course session (Duration: 18+ hours)
  • Case study and evaluation notes.
  • The constant support of the trainer
  • Doubt-solving sessions, etc
One of the best institutes from where one can pursue six sigma black belt certification in Hyderabad is ISEL Global Education. With high-quality teaching standards and excellent infrastructure, they have made a name and gained the trust of clients during all these years. They have the best-trained teachers who will help you to get theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the course. One gets a chance to work on live projects as well. The study material is improvised from time to time to meet industry standards. They hold your hand in the journey toward a successful career and show you the right path. One can pursue the course online as well as offline mode. So what are you waiting for? If you want to take your career to a new height of success, enroll for the six sigma black belt certification online with ISEL Global Education today!
With every rising sun, something new is introduced in the market. It may be a new technology or product/service. One needs to keep oneself upgraded, especially in the professional world so that one remains in the competition. The knowledge acquired during graduation becomes obsolete after some time. It needs to be upgraded every once in a while. To do so, one can either go for higher education or certification courses. The latter option is opted for more especially by the people who are employed. It can be done within a limited budget and time. One of the most demanded certifications nowadays in the industry is the six sigma certification.
The certification revolves around the concept of improvising the business processes by removing any kind of errors and deviations in it. The value of six sigma computes the chance of error in a process- 3.4 per million opportunity. This makes the business process 99% accurate. Every organization wishes to operate its business with this accuracy.
During the process, all the errors and deviations in the process are removed. Thus making it an ideal and up-to-date process. Lean Six sigma is a program that combines Lean enterprises and Six Sigma methodologies. It is a set of standards used in business management. Lean six sigma is being used by the top-notch company for improving operational efficiency, cost reduction and to have good business outcomes. There are various stages of six sigma certification. The main ones are:
The green belt is an introductory course where the nuances of the course are taught. The concepts are introduced and a fair idea is given. The six sigma black belt is a more detailed level where in-depth knowledge of the concepts is provided. The concepts taught during the course include:
  • Process Map
  • Project Charter
  • Fishbone diagram
  • Regression
  • Tools like Minitab
  • Voice of customer
  • Critical to quantity, etc.
During the black belt certification, two standard techniques for improving the existing and new business processes are taught:
  • DMAIC: It stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, control. This technique is used to improve the existing business process. In the define phase, the source of the problem from where it is arising is identified. The strategy used in this phase is who, what, and where questions. Tools used in the phase are the voice of the customer and the project charter. In the measure phase, the project focus is narrowed and the voice of the customer is converted into key performance indicators. In the analysis phase, we try to find out the root cause of the problem. In the improvement phase, the solution is evaluated and optimized. In the control phase, the project benefits are validated.
  • DMADV: In this technique, the new business process is improved and is made up to date. It includes phases like define, measure, analyze, design, and validate.
Six sigma certification online in India provides a medium to enhance your skills and reach the top position of the company. If one masters this skill, he/she can work in the managerial department and can be a part of important operations in the company. The course provides extensive practical experience and expertise for professionals. With the completion of each level, the knowledge and chances of getting a handsome salary are improved. It increases the value of the employee in an organization. The six sigma black belt certification cost in India varies from 2000 to 20000 INR. The deliverables of the course while pursuing it from ISEL Global Education are as follows:
  • Study material is couriered to the candidate’s address
  • Internationally recognized certification (One needs to pass the objective test to attain this certificate)
  • Chance to work on live projects
  • Pre and post-assignment.
  • Sample question paper.
  • Soft copy of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook
  • Virtual classroom sessions of the instructor-led course session (Duration: 18+ hours)
  • Case study and evaluation notes.
  • The constant support of the trainer
  • Doubt-solving sessions, etc
One of the best institutes from where one can pursue six sigma black belt certification in Hyderabad is ISEL Global Education. With high-quality teaching standards and excellent infrastructure, they have made a name and gained the trust of clients during all these years. They have the best-trained teachers who will help you to get theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the course. One gets a chance to work on live projects as well. The study material is improvised from time to time to meet industry standards. They hold your hand in the journey toward a successful career and show you the right path. One can pursue the course online as well as offline mode. So what are you waiting for? If you want to take your career to a new height of success, enroll for the six sigma black belt certification online with ISEL Global Education today!
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