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2008.03.26 12:33 Geopolitics: Getting the Big Picture
Geopolitics is focused on the relationship between politics and territory. Through geopolitics we attempt to analyze and predict the actions and decisions of nations, or other forms of political power, by means of their geographical characteristics and location in the world. In a broader sense, geopolitics studies the general relations between countries on a global scale. Here we analyze local events in terms of the bigger, global picture.
2023.06.09 16:47 nevillegoddess I Can, And I Will!
"I Can and I Will!!!" Have you ever said these words to yourself with a firm conviction that you were speaking the truth—with the strong feeling that needed no other proof. If so, you then felt within you a thrill which seemed to cause every atom of your being to vibrate in harmony with some note in the grand scale of Life, sounded by the Real Self. You caught a momentary glimpse of the Inner Light—heard a stray note of the Song of the Soul—were conscious for the moment of YOURSELF. And in that moment of ecstasy you knew that untold power and possibilities were yours. You felt that you were in touch with all Strength, Power, Knowledge, Happiness and Peace. You felt that you were equal to any task—capable of executing any undertaking. For the moment there was no Fear in the world for you. All the Universe seemed to vibrate in the same key with your thought. For the moment you Recognized the Truth.
But alas, the spirit of doubt, distrust, fear and unfaith called you again to Earth—and the vision faded. And yet, the remembrance of the sight—the echo of the sound—the remnant of the new-found strength—is with you still. You still find that memory to be a stimulus to great efforts—a comforting thought in times of weakness and trial. You have been able to accomplish much by the aid of the lingering vibrations of the mighty thought.
In times of great peril—grave perplexities—life and death struggles, a feeling of calm confidence and strength often comes to us, and we are borne on by a power of us and in us (and yet in everything else, too) that seems to lift us off our feet and sweep us on to safety—to peace—to rest. We are possessed of an abiding sense of power, reserve force and security. When extraordinary conditions confront us—when our bodies seem paralyzed—our minds stupefied—our will power gone, we are often made conscious of the existence of the Real Self, and it answers our involuntary demand, and comes to rescue with the cheering cry: "I AM HERE"!
Many of us have made use of this inner strength without realizing it. One day we were sorely distressed and made the demand, and lo! it was answered. We knew not from whence came this new-found strength, but we were conscious of the uplift, and felt more confidence in ourselves. The next time we confidently demanded the aid, and again we were answered. We acquired that which we call confidence and faith in ourselves, and were carried over many a dark place and started on the road to Success. Our repeated success caused us to think and speak of our "luck," and we grew to believe that we had a "star," and took chances and risks that others would not dream of. We dared. We made some apparent failures, but we soon came to know them as only lessons leading to ultimate success. The "I Can and I Will" feeling carried us over rough places safely, and we got to simply know that we would "get there" in the end.
And so we went on and on, knowing that if we advanced three steps and slipped back two, we were still one step ahead. We had confidence, because we knew that "things would come our way" in the end. And so long as we held this attitude, we did succeed, and it was only when we lost heart at some unexpected slip—only when, after having attained success, we became dazed and frightened, and began to fear that our "luck might turn" and that we would lose all of our accumulations—it was only then, I say—that our star waned.
Talk with any successful man, and, if truthful, he will admit having felt, from the time of his first success, that he had some sort of "pull" with Fate—some "lucky star"—some special Providence operating in his behalf. He grew to expect results—to have confidence in things turning out right—to have faith in something of which he knew not the nature—and he was not disappointed. Things seemed to work in his favor—not always just in the way he expected, sometimes in an entirely different way—matters seemed somehow to straighten themselves out in the end—so long as he kept his "nerve." He did not know the source of his strength, but he believed in it and trusted it just the same.
Let us wake up and recognize this Something Within—let us begin to understand this "I Can and I Will" feeling—let us cherish it if we have it, and cultivate it if we have it not. Do you know that we are young giants who have not discovered our own strength? Are you not aware that there are powers latent within us, pressing forth for development and unfoldment? Do you not know that earnest desire, faith and calm demand will bring to us that which we require—will place at our hand the tools with which we are to work out our destiny—will guide us in the proper use of the tools—will make us grow? Do you not know that Desire, Faith and Work is the triple key to the doors of Attainment? There are possibilities before us, awaiting our coming, of which we have never dreamed. Let us assert ourselves—take up the key—unlock the doors—and enter our kingdom.
To accomplish, we must be possessed of earnest desire—must be as confident of ultimate success as we are of the rising of to-morrow's sun—we must have Faith. And we must work out the end with the tools and instruments that will present themselves day by day. We will find that Desire, Confidence, Faith and Work will not only brush aside the obstacles from our path, but will also begin to assert that wonderful force, as yet so little understood—the Law of Attraction—which will draw to us that which is conducive to our success, be it ideas, people, things, yes, even circumstances. Oh, ye of little Faith, why do you not see these things?
The world is looking for these "I Can and I Will" people—it has places ready for them—the supply does not begin to equal the demand. Pluck up courage ye unfortunate ones—ye doubters—ye "I Can't" people! Begin the fight by abolishing Fear from your minds. Then start to climb the ladder of Attainment, shouting "I CAN AND I WILL" with all your might, drowning out the sound of the "buts," "ifs," "supposings," "you can'ts" and "aren't you afraids" of your wet-blanket friends at the foot of the ladder. Do not bother about the upper rounds of the ladder—you will reach them in time—but give your whole attention to the round just ahead of you, and when you have gained a firm footing on that, then look at the next one. One round at a time, remember, and give your entire attention to each step. Climb with Desire, Confidence and Faith inspiring each step, and the task will become a pleasure. You will be conscious of some mighty force attracting you upward and onward as you progress. And don't try to pull some other fellow off the ladder—there's room enough for both of you—be kind, be kind.
If you fail to feel the "I Can and I Will" vibrations within you, start in to-day, and say "I Can and I Will"—THINK "I Can and I Will"—ACT "I Can and I Will," and get the vibrations started in motion. Remember that as the one note of the violin, if constantly sounded, will cause the mighty bridge to vibrate in unison so will one positive thought, held constantly, manifest itself both in yourself, others and things. So begin sounding the note to-day—this very moment. Sound it constantly. Send forth a clear, glad, joyous note—a note of Faith—a note of coming Victory. Sound it over and over again, and soon you will become conscious that the vibrations have commenced, and that the mighty structure of your being is quivering and vibrating to the keynote:—"I CAN AND I WILL."
William Walker Atkinson https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/45113/pg45113-images.html
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2023.06.09 16:47 Adventurous-Ear9433 Teotihuacan: Purpose of mica, pyrite, mercury, Genetic Evidence for 2 founding populations
Teotihuacan was built on a geodetic grid system (a power center) in perfect sacred geometrical alignment with the cosmos to harness the energy of earth and sky. To understand it, we must go back to the original truth of the purpose. advanced design of Teotihuacan suggests that ancient builders had knowledge, not only of architecture, but of complex mathematical and astronomical sciences. The term 'Teohuacan' was found inscribed halfway across the globe on monuments in China, the term means 'place of the sun'(*our translation is 'Place to tie up the sun)Mercury, Hermes was the great Messenger, which also speaks for the planets quick trips around the sun. An aerial view shocked many researchers, but following the traditions we know what every pyramid was used for. Circuit Board-Teohuatican
with two large processor chips— the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. . One of the most interesting things about Teotihuacan is the finding by archaeologists of the extensive use of mica embedded in numerous structures. This mineral is found 3,000 miles away in Brazil and it is found in all buildings, housing complexes, temples and along the roads so basically this mineral is all over Teotihuacan.
The pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan contained considerable amounts of mica in layers up to 30 cm. Human use of mica dates back to prehistoric times. Mica was known to ancient Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman andChinese civilizations, as well as the Aztec civilization of the New World. The earliest use of mica has been found in cave paintings created during the Upper Paleolithic period (40,000 BC to 10,000 BC). The ancient civilizations & their inexplicable similarities are only shocking when one has disregarded our ancestors traditions as 'mythical ', which is a mistake made by academics only recently.
Mica is stable when exposed to electricity, light, moisture, and extreme temperatures. It has superior electrical properties as an insulator and as a dielectric, and can support an electrostatic field while dissipating minimal energy in the form of heat; it can be split very thin (0.025 to 0.125 millimeters or thinner) while maintaining its electrical properties, has a high dielectric breakdown, is thermally stable to 500 °C, and is resistant to corona discharge. Muscovite, the principal mica used by the electrical industry, is used in capacitors that are ideal for high frequency and radio frequency. Phlogopite mica remains stable at higher temperatures (to 900 °C) and is used in applications in which a combination of high-heat stability and electrical properties is required. Muscovite and phlogopite are used in sheet and ground forms.
The Maya Codex Vaticanus records faithfully the very ancient oral traditions of Central America. In one curious passage it states that “in the First Age, giants existed in that country(Mexico). "These 7 who escaped from a deluge , arrive in Cholula and there began to build a tower… in order that should a deluge come again he might escape to it.” Nahuatl language it’s named Tlachihualtepetl (‘artificial mountain’). Originally it was named Acholollan (‘water that falls in the place of flight’).
-Olmec(Xi)-had two different religious associations (gya-fa):the jaguar-man or humano-feline cult and the humano-bird cult. The humano-feline cult was called the nama-tigi by the Olmecs, while the humano-feline cult was called the kuno-tigi..Xoc Bas Birdman
)mural depicts a range of mountains covered in rolling clouds and mists, below a brilliant red sky dominated by the huge figure of Tláloc, the Maya/Aztec god of celestial waters. Falling from Tláloc's open hands are flaming droplets of celestial water, likely representing the high-resonance isotope of protium, that overtly reference the ignition of celestial water vapor to form HHO plasma. The differentiation of celestial waters from terrestrial waters through the infrasonic evaporation of water vapor corresponds to special modern water purification processes involving the separation of resonant lightwater (protium) from dissonant heavy waters deuterium & tritium
The plumed headdress of Tláloc is comprised of radiating feathers of green and red hues, representing the colors of auroral plasma. Three arching red plumes stand out from the other green plumes of the headdress, extending from either side of the central figure and from the foreheads (pineal glands) of the two smaller figures in profile, representing the three frequencies of sound that generate nonlinear standing waves. Rising above the giant central figure of Tláloc is a majestic twisting Tree of Life image, composed of intertwining plumes of yellow/green and pink/red aerial HHO plasma that appear identical to modern photographs of the plasma discharges of red sprites. Tláloc, God of Celestial Water, god of the vapor that rises, from the earth warmed by the sun after the rains, god of the mist that ascends from the valleys at dawn, god of the water that returns to its source in the clouds that swim over the highest peaks, god of the humid incense from which rise the copal prayers and the prayers of sacrifice Tláloc is the return of vapor that strains to rise, is the return of time that strains to remember. Tláloc, God of the Fight Against the Current, with whose aid the hero battles against the torrent toward his own origin and beginning, towards the wings of his soul, the wings that Tláloc hides in the hero's past The cycle of years is past - the waiting ended. Come - reunite, pilgrims, for the sky is in flames! From Xochicalco to Teotíhuacan the red spreads one step, another step, and another, only twelve short steps from the cave of the womb to the final conflagration
The red skies depicted in the Teotihuacan mural are also directly referenced in the Pyramid of Fire Codex, when it states that "the sky will be in flames" that will spread from one pyamid to another, as the worldwide netwrok of pyramids and sacred sites become activated to bath the area in the brilliant infrared and ultraviolet-A light of aerial HHO plasma plumes.ancient, unknown science designed to create energy directed up is excavating the tunnel.
-The geoposition of Teotihuacan pyramid complex (19.68°N 98.83°W), reveals a nonlinear (or Fibonacci-based) resonant alignment with respect to the Great Pyramid of Giza, being 7,684 miles away or 30.9% of the Earth's mean circumference (of 24,892 miles)..which is also observed in the Paracas petroglyphs.
The Sanskrit descendant cultures of Asia express the same essential interpretation given by the Maya culture of Central America; identifying the planet Mercury as ‘the fast runner’ that takes ‘quick flight’ around the sun, having a short orbital period of approximately 88 days. Among Nahuatl cultures, the art of running was crucial to the functioning of society, enabling the rapid conveyance of messages over long distance.
Mercury is the link (messenger) between the gods (higher principles) and humankind. In the ancient art of alchemy, such as in Hermeticism, Mercury, sulfur, and salt were the Earth's three principle substances that represent the trinity in creation. As sulphur is the symbol for the active principle, mercury is the symbol of the passive principle.The symbol of Mercury is the cosmic womb being incubated by the cross of the four elements of creation - earth, air, fire and water. Mercury is the messenger in Astrology as it is in mythology. It is the planet of day-to-day expression and communication. Mercury's action is to take things apart and put them back together again. It is an opportunistic planet, decidedly unemotional and curious. Mercury not only rules communication, it represents coordination. Thought processes, ideas, and sensory information from both unconscious and unconscious sources all need to be coordinated and understood.
Ive said before that the mercury was used to accomplish communication wth the Gods, The fluid metal element mercury was extolled as generating the luminosity of the blood of gods, for its threefold biophotonic extension of human longevity, whereby adepts of the alchemical arts were able to attain long lifespans. Mercury was closely associated with its extreme volatility, which must be carefully controlled to achieve positive results. Mercury was considered an ethereal element for its low boiling point of 357°C. When heated above this temperature, quicksilver will rapidly vaporize as toxic fumes inspiring an association with quick flight: ‘mercury has wings’.
A number of the Mesoamerican pyramids there are key components designed into their construction that act as magnifiers. These components appear to be important in the creation, magnification, and distribution of telluric fields.Pyramid & Scalar WavesEarly Irrigation of Teotihuacan Provenance od Limestone used in Teotihuacan Identification of Pyrite & Hematite
• Water, either moving naturally including rivers or cenotes (found at El Castillo at Chichen Itza) or by artificial canals or tunnels, similar to the Temple of Inscription found at Palenque.)
• Geo-magnetic fields. Naturally formed telluric fields that have high and low period throughout day and night.
• Pyramid design. The specific pyramid shape appears to greatly enhance the telluric fields that pulse up and into the center of the chamber.
• Pyramid interior fill. At a number of pyramids, rocks that are good electromagnetic conductors fill the interior of the pyramids and are used to enhance the pulsing field. Rocks that have veins with quartz, granite, and other electrical conducting properties appear to be favored. Characterization of lime carbonates in plasters from Teotihuacan, Mexico: preliminary results of cathodoluminescence and carbon isotope analyses
Dr Burke &Dr Brooker research determined that each location had been chosen because of its naturally occurring telluric energy field that pulsed up and into the structure or surrounding area. Also Burke and his research partner Kaj Halberg discovered electro-magnetic signatures that measured impressive charges on top of the pyramid. In a series of scans, the readings showed an average change of 908 volts over a short period of time, which was concentrated in the early morning hours. As ive stated in the past, this is the ideal time for sungazing. The pineal, contains magnetite & creates its own magnetic field. This was once a universal practice at Sacred sites, in 2009 until Nov 2012 The grand maya council held 52 full moon ritual of the new cycle where we visited sacred sites around the world and brought back these rituals. Burke mentions the readings and states, “These voltages might sound lethal and if it were a household current they could be. However, static electric charge in the air is a different type of electricity and even a thousand volts is not dangerous.” His discovery of pyramid field generation is fascinating, but what he actually uncovered was a means of generating and perhaps distributing electromagnetic energy within a pyramid complex. Which aligns with the term used for the ancient Egyptians, the Great PrNtr-house of Nature, or house of energy). Stanford edu-Native American & Polynesian population
The Genetic Evidence for 2 founding populations
has constantly confirmed our traditions, the idea of independent invention is absolute nonsense. Theres an overwhelming amount of evidence, "believe" is a term unfamiliar to Dogon culture & ive yet to see the point in such a thing. If preconceived biases have clouded the minds of the majority, and they ignore evidence thats their fault. The age of the Fourth Sun, the Age of the Black Headed People (Aztec), or the Age of Heroes (Inca). This is the era in which Quetzalcoatl appeared in Mexico -- tall of stature, bright of countenance, bearded, and wearing a long tunic. His staff, shaped like a serpent, was painted black, white, and red [reminiscent of American Indians' mythology of three races of Man]. The staff was inlaid with precious stones and adorned with six stars.
-Between the 14th and 16th centuries during the Aztec era, Quetzalcoatl was worshipped as the patron of priests, the inventor of books and the calendar, as well as the protector of goldsmiths and other craftsmen..Shamanism, was invented in west Africa & brought to the Mesoamerican civilizations. The Aztec oral traditions say that Quetzalcoatl
& his followers brought these beliefs ,and came from the East across the oceans. This is now corroborated by genetic, skeletal remains, artifacts, you name it. Quetzalcoatl was just a High Priest of Anu. The Gold tipped spears,or as Columbus calls it ' guanin 'to the Indians of Hispaniola. Samples of which sent back to Spain on a mail boat, and the proportion was found to be identical to what was being forged in African Guinea. Moche Reed Boat
The Xi(Olmec) were a mix of a Polynesian/Oceanic elite aristocratic people accompanied by priests of the Orisha(Yoruba)/Mende(MalinkeBambara)responsible for introducing the religious practices and astronomical worship of the Mother Goddess complex (Venus, the Dogon Sirius observation and the Venus worship of the Olmecs, the use of the ax in the worship of Shango among he Yoruba of West Africa and the use of the ax in Olmec worship as well as the prominence of the thunder God later known as Tlalock among the Aztecs).It was R1b-V88(Yoruba) that were known as magicians to the Mayans & local Aymara over in Bolivia because of their knowledge of acoustics, which they have preserved from the Nile Valley (Anu colleges of Heliopolis).
Again, we see Toward the end of the Fourth Sun, wars between the gods were taking place. [The Battle of the Titans?] The gods' war brought havoc to the land; wild animals overran mankind, and Tollan was abandoned. The fourth Sun had begun 5,042 years before the time of the Codex Vaticano-Latino 3738 (1533). The time the Fourth Sun ended is not stated, but the Codex was written during the Fifth Sun. The Fourth Sun may have perished by means of the Jaguar. The Fifth Sun is referred to as the Age of Kings by the Incas.
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2023.06.09 16:46 earl-grey-latte r/JaneAustenBookClub is joining the Reddit Blackout from June 12 through June 14
Recently, Reddit has announced changes to their business practices that will effectively kill off third party apps, making it too expensive for them to exist and driving users to the official Reddit app.
Even if you only use the official app, this will probably affect your experience on Reddit, as many moderators use third party services to run their subs more efficiently and safely. It will also shut down the "old" version of Reddit that many users still use and prefer. More info on how your Reddit experience might change is available in this infographic.
These proposed changes by Reddit may also have an outsized impact on those who are blind and/or visually impaired, as the official Reddit app is not considered accessible to this community. For more about this, please read this post
As a result, we and a long (and getting longer!) list of other communities
are going dark for 48 hours in protest of Reddit's new policy.
What does this mean for our small community? It means that Discussion Questions for the last block of chapters (Chapters 37 through 50) of Sense and Sensibility will be posted on Wednesday, June 14 rather than Monday, June 12.
In the meantime, if you're done with the reading, you can get started on watching S&S screen adaptations! We here on the mod team plan on posting a list of screen adaptations (with links, if applicable) over the weekend.
Thanks for understanding and we'll see you back here for Discussion Questions on Wednesday!
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2023.06.09 16:43 Flimsy-Assumption513 I just realized something, AOT is similar to movies like Black Death than to stuff like GOT. My opinion
So I was recently look at AOT fan art on my phone until I realized something that probably you weren’t aware of. Allot of people had been comparing got and AOT because they both have a similar way of starting and ending things.
But the first time I watched it, I didn’t have any GOT vibes throughout the entire show. But rather it reminded me of something that I just couldn’t put two and two together. It reminded me of something that I watched during quarantine because the first time I watched AOT was during the summer of 2022.
Black Death is a 2010 movie made by Christopher Smith, the actor Sean Bean (also known as boromir) is in this movie and it’s one of the reasons why I watched it and also this is when I was trying to get medieval history because before I hated reading and eventually I would love reading now reading and writing is part my life. Also accurate history yeah I’m a medievalist and one those people who knows right from wrong.
Anyway the reason why I think this movie has a similar vibe is because of the plot and the style. Remember spoilers also if I miss anything or said something wrong just know that I haven’t watched this movie in a long time.
the main character is a monk named Osmund who broke the rules of falling in love with a women. One day a group of Christian soldiers come asking for a monk who can guide them to this village.
The soldiers and the people have suspicions of this village which is the reason why these knights are here to investigate. Osmund states that he knows or has heard of this village so they choose him.
Throughout their dark adventure of fighting bandits and talking about stereotypical medieval things, and killing one character who was infected but never told anyone about it. They eventually make it to the village, the thing is that the village looks all peaceful but Sean bean states that everyone here is evil no matter how nice they are to us.
This statement eventually becomes true when osmund finds the beautiful girls doing some kind of black magic and then getting imprisoned by the villagers. Once they wake up the nice and friendly villagers are know the enemy.
Your stuck inside this cage thing and everyone is looking at you with hatred. The villagers then start to execute allot of the characters including Sean bean. Osmund is told by the witch to go to the small looking house thing.
Traumatized he finds his girl friend dead covered in blood. This is when that one guy with the black hair and beard escapes killing all the villagers. The witch manages to escape and then the bald guy who states that they see this women as a god. The guy with black hair kills him stating something about god has abandoned you.
At the end this is when it gets really confusing just like AOT. Osmund was taken safely to the church or monastery. So what happens next is that we are left with nothing but stories at least that’s what the knight states. But we are actually told that after osmund dealt with that horrific situation.
He grew mad by grabbing the sword (meaning he became a knight) and started to kill every girl he saw. The thing is at the end the knight states that their were rumors that osmund found the witch and got his revenge and he never found the witch and continued on with his life or something like that.
But in reality he was actually seeing things, he grew so mad that whatever girl he saw his mind will tell him that is her. So their were no witches, their was no good guys everyone was basically an antagonist, and that’s pretty much it.
No this might not seem like this movie has any similar vibes to AOT. But you have to watch the movie for yourself to figure out what I’m talking. Now I’ve seen got and I’ve seen a bunch of movies like Black Death but for some odd reason Black Death is one of the only movies that a had a similar vibe to got sad and dark endings. If you don’t believe me go watch it right now. Again this is all my opinion, so please don’t hate me for this.
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2023.06.09 16:41 Kingofireland777 IMPORTANT: r/TheCitadel will be participating in the subreddit blackout from June 12th - June 14th to protest the planned API changes
So, although a recent poll showed that the majority of people do not use third-party apps, we are still very proud to announce that, as a Mod team, we have made the decision to take part in the 48-hour temp privatizing of the subreddit from June 12th to June 14th. This means no one will be able to post within the subreddit for that time interval.
We are doing this as a way to show solidarity with those who will be more affected by the change, in particular Blind
, who will have a third-party app that helps them take part in Reddit potentially ripped away from them for no good reason than corporate greed.
We will be back once the 48 hours are up, and I personally will not touch Reddit during this time period.
As I'm sure some of ye know from talking to me on Discord, I am very passionate about this community. In fact, I have been working on a sort of timetable for the subreddit to possibly follow regarding events during the upcoming few months, but at the end of the day, it's the people who make up the community, Reddit is just the app and is basically a main way of connecting, but it is not the be all and end all. Hopefully, once the Reddit staff see how their decision is going to affect them, they will reconsider. However unlikely that may be, at least TheCitadel
can say that we tried to do our part.
We hope you can understand our position and will stand with us during this time. It is the people who make the community, not the app. Read this post for a better understanding and info on what you can do to help,
or check out this post
where the OP is better with words than I could ever be, but the point remains the same.
I suppose this brings us to the question regarding what you can do during that time since you can't visit the subreddit and view new posts.
Well, I got you covered for that too.
If you are looking for new fics to read, then check out the winners of the awards from a couple of months back-here
Or best fics read in Q1 post -here
(Q2 best fics read post will be up on June 15th), Or check out our revamped archives (Masterlist) for SIs/ISOTs
or time travel
We have plenty to hold you over, all of which can be found on the subreddit menus, or just put"best fics" in the search bar if needs to be.
Needless to say, the discord will still be active and is going nowhere as long as I'm around. Feel free to join that, too. It might help with boredom, we do sprints for writers whenever they feel like it, and it's a good way to ask general questions and get feedback quickly. The link for that is here
. We have a 400-plus-strong community!
Well, that's all I have for ye today, I'm sure this will get buried so I will make sure to do one last smaller reminder about 6 hours before I put the place on private but until then,
Thanks for reading.
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2023.06.09 16:40 KabooshWasTaken Improving Counter-Strike.
This is the type of self-important post that typically turns into an overlong video essay, but I thought it'd be better to consolidate my thoughts somewhat and post it here to see how Reddit's sharpest minds assess my takes. I started playing CS:GO again after a long break; seeing how it wanes in quality of life features made me think about this and seeing how they changed the buy menu spurred me to write it up. For reference, the buy menu change was pretty much exactly what I would've hoped for: I think it's fantastic.
Because people will bring it up, I have gotten good enough at CS:GO to be better than 90% of people (on Reddit, probably 99% IRL) and good enough to know I wasn't good at all. Then I played a lot of Valorant, and got similarly good there. Some of my suggestions will resemble aspects of Valorant. I ask you to disagree with them on their merits, not because they may resemble Valorant.
I will organize them on levels of disagreeability. There are things I find to be objective, then there are things that I think should
be objective. I will start with the former.
- Server browser. This will be changed in CS2, but yeah, it sucks. Everyone knows it sucks. Moving on.
- Demos are buggy. I'm pretty sure this will be changed in CS2 as well, as the demo vieweserver browser are archaic in similar ways.
- Radar is a mess. If you look at radar in Valorant, it looks like they actually thought about its importance -- radar in CS:GO feels haphazard, like an afterthought of design, and it makes the game even harder on new players (I will come back to this a lot). It is not a good sign that throughout the game's lifespan there have been very popular mods directed toward decluttering the radar (BananaGaming radaSimple RadaGolden Radar), and it's worse that every esports organizer has now rejected the default radars. They are a mess, especially on Nuke and Vertigo, and adopting Blast/ESL/whoever's minimaps would improve the playing experience.
- CZ-75. Just give it $300 kill reward, what the fuck. The pocket AK is a distant memory at this point and honestly it probably needs more than buffed kill reward, but $100 is blatantly stupid.
- Remakes. I was shocked that, in my time away from the game, Valve did something about people leaving (giving you a timeout and eliminating the heinous bot system) without allowing you the ability to remake. I would call it one of the most universally beloved options in League and Valorant: even if it's frustrating to waste time, playing a 4v5 is a larger waste of time. If someone leaves on pistol round, skip the timeout and give people a remake vote. It's been figured out in other games. On this note, adjust the three round period before giving bonus money for the shorter games.
- Allow people to give feedback on team damage. For the love of god. This has been requested forever, and the only reason it hasn't been added is (I assume) because it has relatively niche application. But after someone is teamkilled, allow them to tell the game whether the teamkill was intentional. It is possible -- unlikely, but possible -- to rack up three accidental teamkills and be kicked, and it shouldn't be. The technology is there.
- Incorporate the workshop essentials. I don't know if Valve would have to pay ulletical or what, but having Recoil MasteCrosshair GeneratoAim Botz as part of the base game would be a massive boon. While I'm actually a massive fan of the community back-and-forth that stems from the workshop/pro-modding framework, I think ideally the endgoal for these mods is incorporation. Having these maps as part of the vanilla game would make it much easier on new players.
Now I will move onto changes that I think should be objective, yet ones that I anticipate will generate controversy. If anyone even reads this shit, lol.
- Visibility sucks. It does! It's been an issue forever and I remember Inferno being changed for its sake. I would have understood some trepidation over giving players outlines before, but now that agent skins are here to stay, then it's really fucking time to offer enemy and ally outlines. I don't care that it's "lowering the skill ceiling," frankly I can't believe there wasn't more outcry for this during the new Cache/agent skin visibility controversy. It's absolutely braindead that you can die because someone has purchased and equipped the best CT agent for playing Ancient: there is really no justification for this in a competitive game. I don't even care if general visibility is being improved in CS2: I think player outlines are a feature of practicality. Also, if you disagree with me, you hate the colorblind.
- Visibility sucks, again. This is much less disagreeable (I think), but it's on the topic of visibility so I attached it here: the fact that you need the 'right' graphics settings to see through molotovs and, correct me if I'm wrong, but these differ from the right graphics settings to see through HE grenades, is absurd. But I'm pretty sure this will be changed.
- Buy phase. Time to eliminate RNG and allow people to roam around CT/T spawn during a buy phase that lasts some extra time. Like Valorant barriers, but confined to the spawn area. It may not be a perfect solution, as I worry this will slow down games a bit, but random spawns really need to go. The fact that RNG has such apparent, frustrating significance is not good. If barriers + extended buy time is too slow, then limit the RNG by reducing the polarity of spawns: have them relatively grouped up, and make each person carry the same spawn throughout a half. At least that way you don't have to guess past pistol round.
- Zeus. The Zeus is underrated, in that people don't take it seriously when it actually does serve a purpose, but please give it a $200 kill reward and let it pay for itself. It's not like we're seeing a glut of usage right now.
- Map rotations. CS:GO has really fumbled here, as I envy the timeline that had a more proactive Valve less afraid to force maps down people's throats. They didn't even have to be fully gung-ho about it; just putting Canals into Active Duty would have done so much... alas, this is something that has to be rectified now. My ideal is a StarCraft-esque system where there are Valve-sponsored community mapmaking competitions. As these maps get judged, the cream of the crop get added to the game, and Valve is a little more snappy with adding and removing maps from Active Duty. I think they're taking the right steps, but further encouraging community mapmaking would be the best way to reduce staleness while flexing on Riot, who have shunned it.
- Droppable kits. If utility is droppable, let's take the natural next step while also buffing CT economy/retakes a little. Someone better than me/with team experience can tell me if this sounds off, but right now it seems like saving is still too prevalent and CT economy is still too undertuned, and being able to drop kits is hardly a drastic change.
- More proactive community moderation. This will never happen, I understand, but the current state leaves a lot to be desired. While Valve may be responsive over email, what new player is going to be aware of [email protected]? And what would it matter, since their trust factor is going to be shit anyway and so Valve will leave them to the lions? I will go further and say that Valve's de facto policy of "if someone is harassing you, just mute and move on" is currently inadequate, for better or worse. Personally I have little issue just blocking someone who's harassing me... but then again, I get harassed very little (very good trust factor + standard male American accented voice), and I imagine that process is far more exhausting if harassment is frequent. Again, for new players, you need to ensure their first steps are relatively pleasant and that if something goes awry a solution can be promised. If a woman starts playing CS:GO and immediately gets harassed in their first game, or if a black guy starts playing CS:GO and immediately sees a racist steam name/steam PFP, you can't in good faith promise them that their reports will go anywhere. That sucks. Obviously it'd be great if everyone had kevlar-thick skin, but if you want new people to get into CS:GO, you can't carry that expectation.
As for some asides, the M249 doesn't need adjustment. Balancing a LMG for a tacshooter is hell and I'm perfectly content to leave it as a BM gun. The SMGs are a mess, but the issue is that there are too many and that they in turn feel redundant: there is no universe where any SMG is eliminated, just for the sake of skins.
My largest omission is matchmaking, which is itself a million separate issues manifesting together, but commenting on it feels like beating a dead horse. Yes, trust factor is an atrocity. Yes, 64/128 tick division is a joke. Yes, having to pay a third party for a remotely competitive experience is stupid.
Anyhow, be mean to me in the comments, I'll gladly fight if I disagree. Be warned though, "I'm not reading all that shit" is lazy.
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2023.06.09 16:39 Fine_Broccoli_8969 Found this agaricus but which one is it?
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Hey guys, I’m new to the mushroom world and especially foraging. So I’m from Germany and yesterday I found mushrooms across the street in half shade. I tried researching it with ID Apps and ID Books and the mushroom that matches mine the most is the “Agaricus campestris” The caps are both 10 cm wide and the stems 5- 6 cm long. The lamella of the mushroom are not connected to the stem, they are free standing lamellae and a very dark brown. It has been very hot the last couple of weeks usually around 26 degree Celsius (79 F) with almost no rain in the past two weeks. Picked them on the 8th of June. Hope you guys can help me. submitted by Fine_Broccoli_8969 to mushroomID [link] [comments]
Have a lovely day
2023.06.09 16:39 7deok7 I have seen no progress in the last 3 months or so and I have tried everything I can think of. Can you guys help?
I have been playing the game for a year and a half. Recently I got into training speed along with aim and the speed part is going well, but my aim has been deteriorating. On 7* maps that I was able to get an A rank easily with almost no thought into it, now I can't even pass them. These scores weren't peak scores or anything, I could just get them on the regular.
It's not like I just stopped playing aim. I kept playing aim, the same way I always have, but it just started to deteriorate out of nowhere when I started training speed as well. I don't feel any pain in any of my hands and I have definitely not injured them.
I tried playing easier maps, I tried playing harder maps, I tried short maps, then back to long maps, but nothing worked at all. At this point I'm thinking about quitting osu! as a whole, because every session I would hit my keyboard and then feel pretty upset the entire day, just because I don't improve. I know, it's stupid.
And it's not like I play the game every once in a while. I play it almost everyday , 2-3 hours per session and every aim score I get is just worse than the last one.
If you guys have any ideas on how I could fix this, I'm really down to try anything at this point.
The types of maps I'm talking about are: Sukisuki Zecchoushou, this storyends, Unbreakable (Nightcore Mix), Forward, and others
I hope you guys have a nice day
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2023.06.09 16:38 pheymann Dragon
is the beast of chaos living deep within. A beast that is married to hope and the fear that it may not sleep forever. But when you pushed yourself too hard and wore yourself too thin, you, this power that kept reign over it for so long, look at its rearing head. The dragon is breaking free. How magnificent its emergence out of order. So sudden, without a warning. It is breaking through understanding, ripping it apart, and before you realize what is happening you lost knowing altogether. It is swallowing you alive, flooding your world with chaos, and for that, you pay a bitter price. Facing the dragon
is the purest form of powerlessness, of being a victim of all the doubts and fears that you hoarded over a lifetime. Of being vulnerable to every part of nature and life. Facing the dragon
is the experience of never-ending anxiety. It is the realization that death is beckoning, that it already has you in its merciless grip. Facing the dragon
is anxiety in its distilled form. It is the fear of being pursued. It is the fear of being not strong enough to master the challenge of life. It is the fear of not being adequate as a father, nor of being the man, husband, and partner you are supposed to be. It is love turned sick, the incessant need to better the ones that are most valuable, most connected to you but mixed with the feeling of utter failure. Facing the dragon
lets you question the value of life. It opens the door to this perverse thought, always hidden but ever present. Is the end not better than this? Why continue? Why suffer? You know it is wrong, your whole being screams against this very idea, but chaos opens the door nonetheless. Facing the dragon
means lying on the ground of your living room in the middle of the night not knowing how to sleep. You can’t stand the idea of being in the same room as your family, because every move, every fleeting sound is grabbing the beast’s attention and frees up a new world of pain. And you just want to sleep and forget, get unconscious for an eternity before day announces that the torment begins anew. So you flee into solitude staring at the ceiling but chaos isn’t done yet. It fills your mind, your world, with pain and suffering and so goes the night, this intimate partner. Facing the dragon
is something you have to do every moment from now on. The night is not your savior because chaos pursues you into your dreams. It follows you even into the depths of a dreamless night. He makes your world his. Facing the dragon
will tear your body apart. He corrupts it and lets it decay while you are watching. The world of dreams is spilling into physical reality. Facing the dragon
forces you to the ground, laying on your back, breathing heavily while your pregnant wife is standing next to you, crying in the face of chaos. Facing the dragon
, that beast that mercilessly consumes all your life, so that there is no space left even for your own child, this spark of light that is showing you the way out of this storm. You cannot take his crying anymore, it is ripping at the very fabric of your mind. You are taken by the need to run away, to be alone, alone from any impression, and just so to end up in the very arms of your tormentor. But you run away nonetheless. Leave this externalization of your soul behind. You fail and anxiety is your punishment.
But you come back because you have to. For him. This spark has to prevail. You face the dragon. You enarmor yourself with discipline, openness, and a never-ending storm of self-destruction. You destruct yourself, take yourself apart to find the dragon’s hearts.
You torment your body until it breaks so that chaos has no place to hide anymore. You stand up every morning before the sun awakens to push yourself through the cold. You embrace the dragon’s kiss that didn’t let you sleep. You take the anxiety and fear and run. You run until every fiber of your material being screams: no more! You run even though you start to break. You take the dragon’s life. Let him bleed.
You step into the realm he occupies. You travel into your mind, into the deepest abyss, and face the dragon. You don’t wait for him to emerge, you chase him down with wisdom you fiercely collect. You meticulously study yourself, your past, present, and future to find each heart so you may shine the light of reason and compassion upon it. It might even wither. But be cautious. The heart is powerful. It is the very source of chaos. If you are not careful it might corrupt your reason, this last bulwark of your mind.
You, this being that fights against its hidden self, against this dark part of the soul, grow over time and with every victory. You grow closer. You become the dragon. You realize that it is the truth you never spoke, the truth you neglected, and denied its existence. This negligence the dragon remembers and its fury grows with every moment. You lied. You consciously denied the truth and in its place, hell emerged.
Speak the truth otherwise the dragon, chaos, and hell will start to grow within.
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2023.06.09 16:38 Twsread Hag Items?
Greetings Fellow dark ones.
My party are late to visit Bonegrinder (lvl7) opting for the 'it's clearly a terribly place to visit, why would we go there', for which I couldn't fault them.
My hags three I've redon slightly deciding that Morgantha has been trapped in Barovia as long as it's been cursed and is quite as keen to leave as the players are, if not more so.
They've made an agreement where by neither party will cause harm directly or indirectly to the other group and the hags will arm the party with lore of the area and its inhabitants in exchange for a temporary peace "until Strahd is dust" (hah)
We're between sessions and one of the last things that happened is they asked if the Hags had any useful items or equipment they could have.
So far I'm thinking Hag eye, potions? and a bracelet of teeth I saw online that allow you to detach a hand :)
TLDR: What weird ass kit / magic items might a coven of CURRENTLY friendly hags give the party.
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2023.06.09 16:37 TormentedNights [F4A] serious and longterm only - Oc x canon. I can double
I am looking for Rp partner and new friends. Indeed, I am looking for partners for Rp on the long term only. Please don't ghost, if you're busy let me know. Just as I would for you. I am looking for people who are sympathetic, kind, and understanding of my handicap.
I'm looking for people who would accept to play canon characters for my Oc women. I can do double Rp without any problem. Please don't play the canon too OOC. I would also make efforts on my side. We will always find an arrangement 🙂
I am French so please be patient with my English.
Some of my scenarios require the person to play multiple canon characters, as some of my Oc's are polyamorous. But in very unic case I'll be ok for you to play just one.
Lot of my prompts are alternative universe and I don't follow the canon stories 100%.
I am only looking for people 18+ because I am an adult myself.
Please keep the canon characters not too OOC.
Here are the fandoms I'm looking for:
*****Video games *
- Zelda: I'm looking for someone who would play Sidon, or a male zora for me. But also a bird man (I can't find the English name), or a yiga man. Or Dark Link.
- FF VII: I'm looking for Rufus, Tseng, Reno, Rude. Or Sephiroth.
- FF VIII: I'm looking for Biggs and Wedge. Or a male Oc Galbadian.
- FF XV: I'm looking for someone who would play Ardyn Izunia
- Animal crossing NH: I'm looking for Tom Nook
- Sonic: I am looking for Shadow
- Mario: I'm looking for Bowser or Luigi
- Rune factory 4: I'm looking for Dylas, Vishnal
- Rune factory 5: I'm looking for Murakumo, Ryker, Reinhard, Luca
- Monster hunter stories 2: I am looking for Zellard
- Resident Evil - I'm looking for Albert Wesker
- Metal Gear Solid I - I'm looking for Johnny Sasaki
- Devil My cry - I'm looking for Dante and/or Vergil
- Tales of Symphonia - I'm looking for someone to play a Oc desian (male)
- Tales of Xillia - I'm looking for someone to play Alvin, Wingul, Gaius
- Tales Of Zestria - I'm looking for someone to play Dezel, Zaveid
- Demon Slayer: I'm looking for these characters Rengoku, Obanai Iguro, Tengen Usui, Kyojuro. An male demon Oc. Azaka, kokushibo.
- Spy x family : I'm looking for the twin brother Yu Briar
- Jujutsu Kaisen: I'm looking for these Satoru Gojo characters
- DBZ: I'm looking for these characters Cooler, Perfect Cell
- SNK: I'm looking for these characters Erwin and Levi
- Tokyo Ghoul: I am looking for Amon, Shuu
- One punch man: I'm looking for speed o sound sonic
- Hunter x hunter: I'm looking for Feitan
- Saint Seiya - I'm looking for Milo or Camu or Canon
- Chobit - I'm looking for a male persocon
Shiki - I'm looking for someone to play a male Shiki or Mutô Tohru
************ - TWD: I'm looking for Daryl Dixon
- TMNT 87: I am looking for Shredder
- Highlander (old cartoon): I'm looking for a hunter male Oc
- The simpsons: I'm looking for these characters Fat Tony, Legs, Louie, Johnny Tightlips
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2023.06.09 16:35 bellumaster Gut Feeling
Balzleban was nothing if not cautious.
An ambassador called forth by the council of his people, he was personable, intelligent, and one of the few of his race that didn’t possess their natural naivete. Thanks to his gift of skepticism, in his years of service he had amassed a body of individuals charged with defense and support of him in difficult situations.
It was no weakness to acknowledge one’s shortcomings; instead of trying to bluff his way through interactions he knew nothing about, he listened to the words, warnings, and calculations of those with good track records and recommendations. He could not trust himself to make judgement calls- but he trusted others in judging of those who could.
That was why today, he left his ship with no less than eight xenos bodyguards, informants, and interpreters at his side. The interaction that would take place today would herald the end of a war that had lasted for over three hundred years.
The ship rested behind him on the dock, engines cooling. Before him the ambassador of the CoolNee waited patiently, as was ever their strength. Patience and subterfuge, countered by the brute power of his people. Every time they had bared their throats in a show of peace, the CoolNee had broken their pacts- but this time, it would be different.
Balzleban scanned his retinue for peace of mind. Two machine-beings incapable of rest constantly evaluated their surroundings. In front of them were his interpreter of language and cultural significance, his interpreter of situation and context, two bodyguard from his own people who both carried enough armaments to flatten a city, and a dangerous looking creature from the rancid prisons of a fringe world. It sniffed the air, continuously on the lookout for blood-hunger.
Alongside that creature was the newest addition to his retinue, a human woman with long black hair, a tall rifle of some sort, and several sidearms. She had come highly recommended as an expert in unseen threats; though the description was vague, Balzleban had erred on the side of caution and submitted a request of service.
She’d been on his payroll for two months now and, aside from the odd word here and there, had not truly contributed much that could not be done by the others. He was beginning to wonder if her services were redundant. They approached the CoolNee ambassador, who stood alone beside the entrance to the pact hall.
“Haio, Balzleban. A pleasure to see you again.”
“Let us hope it is the last time, Nogguran.” Balzleban responded. “Where are the rest of the ambassadors? Pellidan, Farati?”
Nogguran spoke smoothly to ease his anxieties. “They await below, Balzleban. No need for concern.”
Balzleban turned to his retinue. The machines flashed green, the specialists waved assent, the bodyguards stood ready, and the beast-thing grumbled with hunger. Only the human seemed put off, her eyes narrowed.
Odd. She was usually so reserved.
Balzleban addressed her. “Is there a concern, Lydia?”
She spoke quietly, eyes shifting side to side. “Something’s wrong.”
Nogguran was quick to assuage her misgivings. Maybe too quick- but Balzleban could never tell.
“Of course not- merely a small change in the traditional reception. No need to worry.”
Lydia dropped a hand to her belt and made some motion that Balzleban couldn’t decipher.
“I’m certain. Let’s proceed then.”
Balzleban followed Nogguran down the path into the pact hall. His mind, shackled as it was by his trusting nature, could not see what was hidden. Yet he knew that he was a blind child being led by those he’d been told could see.
They filed into the pact hall after Nogguran. Balzeban turned back to address his retinue and saw the human’s eyes widen as she stepped across the threshold.
The human female unslung her rifle and primed it. “We need to leave immediately. There’s a trap of some kind up ahead.”
Balzeban looked from her to the rest of his advisors. The machines showed no alert; his interpreters calm, bodyguards relaxed, and even the beast creature showed no sign of disturbance.
Was the human to be trusted? She had shown no affinity for independent reports of danger before.
“Balzeban. You need to get out of here, now!”
He was nothing if not cautious.
Balzeban shouted behind him as he ran back up the exit, followed closely by his bodyguards and the machines.
“Apologies Nogguran! One of my advisors suggests foul play, and I’m led to believe her. Another time, perhaps.”
Nogguran turned back towards them, hands spread. “Please, be-”
The human’s shot went clear through his head, revealing it to be a hologram. Nogguran shattered. The beast thing began to growl- unpleasant sounds reminiscent of soldiers began to echo about the chamber.
The doors leading back to the dock had been locked from the outside, of course. His bodyguards set to making short work of the blockade.
Balzeban turned back to the human, who stood at the bottom of the stairs alongside the beast thing.
Lydia activated some sort of device and a shield popped up before her, blocking the stairwell. Through the murky green haze of the shield Balzeban could see a mass of mercenary soldiers, perfect for an ambush had they ventured further in.
“Come, Lydia! The doors are open!”
They left the lair of the CoolNee to see enemy forces closing in on his ship. Had they waited any longer, their only means of egress would have most definitely fallen into enemy hands.
They rushed for the ship, machines and bodyguards on either side giving and receiving fire as they blocked Balzleban with their bodies. The human sprinted alongside them, long rifle coughing out bursts of light. The beast thing gnawed on something unpleasant while the interpreters ran tokeep up with them, clothing flapping.
They piled into the ship- the pilot immediately cycled the engines and took off.
Balzeban paused. It should have taken over a half hour for the engines to prepare for sub-orbital flight. Instead of fighting off a horde of mercenaries, they were already safe in the air and headed for the nearest Order outpost.
Balzleban composed himself and approached the human, who was performing maintenance on her weapon. She looked at him, dark eyes satisfied.
He gestured to the pilot.
“You knew? You warned of immediate evacuation?”
“Call it a hunch.”
“How did you know? The machines reported no threat, the-”
“Some things,” Lydia said as she popped out the power cartridge for cleaning, “Can’t be recognized. They have to be felt. It felt wrong, and it was.”
She clicked the cartridge back into place. “I learned long ago to always trust my gut.”
Balzleban returned to the bridge, mind humming along at the events that had taken place.He didn’t understand even in the slightest, but the human had obviously warned and saved them from what would have been a fairly unfavorable ambush.
Balzeban looked over his retinue, mostly unscathed, and decided that the human had already earned her pay up to that point, and would most likely do so in the future.
Even if it was just a ‘gut instinct’.
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2023.06.09 16:33 Expensive_Winner2942 Can I rant here? I can't get over anything
My coworkers are tightly knit
I'm a temp worker
It's my second and last day here
I hate!! Coworkers who talk shit about you then try to talk to you later
Working at different places, this happens all of the time!
I hate that people treat me like im "slow"
I'm 22 and they literally baby me. Reminding me how to walk home from work and to pay attention to the road.
I do have a baby voice from childhood trauma ofc and I totally understand that that might trigger a parent at work to try and parent me
It's very annoying. Making this post is what reminded me to set boundaries at work and remind these ppl that I can handle myself
Yesterday, at my current temp job, I arrived in everything except for my uniform shirt. I kept it in my bag because it's very hot and I walk. The shirt is a black, long sleeved, dress shirt.
The hotel is prestigious but I arrived very early before we even opened. The woman who escorted me on my first day took me directly to the bosses who ofc said something about my top(I asked her where I could put my bag, planning to change into my shirt after).
She gave me a tour of the place in my tank top, taking my thru the kitchen (I wasn't working there, mind u, and I got stares ofc)
I did tell her that I wasn't clocking in for about 30 minutes. After she takes me to put my bag down, my other coworker who was there, not knowing I wasn't clocked in (and I didn't know what she was showing me or that it would take more than a few minutes) begins training me and giving me another tour of our floor
I asked to be paid for that when I realized I only had a few minutes left to sit down. Everyone else who was clocked in was sitting so I took the opportunity
My supervisor raised his voice in front of my coworkers and customers telling me he'd be paying me for when I was supposed to come in. When my trainer confirmed that she was training me before my punch in time (she's his friend and was shocked that he told me that)
He said he'd talk to his higher up. When his higher up came, I tried to follow but he power walked, leading his higher up away with his hand on his arm.
After a while of hosting, I realized a lot of the guests preferred to pass the menus around the table from the left.
At the end of the night, the last table I sat, the elders werent expecting me to pass the menus but the young people were.
My supervisor (whod been following me and watching me all night) threw his teeth, raises his voice, and tells me to walk around the table and hand the menu to each person.
In a way that i believe he was trying to intimidate me
He then sent me home 2 hrs early, keeping me in the dark about the fact that no one else was going home, and I wasn't paid for the time I came in early
I'm just incredibly pissed that I had this experience
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2023.06.09 16:31 Im-Bored9876 Taking a step
I (M) have been in a relationship with my now Wife (F) for close to 8 years. There is a lot too the entire story but I am going to try to get up to speed as quickly as possible.
In the beginning we dated on and off again for a few months, it was very toxic with constant fighting arguing from both sides. We (well I thought “we”) learned a lot from that and were doing better. And in some ways we were. But it always seemed to spiral down a dark path when things got tough, I grew a lot and had patience and would forgive time and time again. In almost every fight I was told I was hated, and compared to the negative side of my family. Then it got worse in the last year or so to the point of being hit, bitten, locked in a room with her blocking the exit demanding I make promises, and threatening suicide. Now I know I’m not a perfect person but I never physically hurt her, manipulated her or told her I hated her. But every person has their breaking point and the last fight we had I was close and felt out of options, I called the police due to the physical abuse and suicidal talk. At that point I could take no more.
It’s been maybe 2 weeks with her out of the house (at her parents place). Still getting calls making demands, telling me I can’t get a divorce, countless phone calls, text messages. Even to the point of using other people phones or using fake numbers through texting apps. She has randomly shown up just to argue or fight, throwing things taking chunks out of drywall and slamming doors over and over so hard the glass breaks.
But in this time of my situational chaos, I find a small bit of peace in the fact that I ended it when I felt I couldn’t. The part of me I felt was taken long ago is starting to return. The hardest thing seems to be breaking my own heart to be able to heal. I ended it when I didn’t want to but yet I needed too. Even with being harassed I will not fault on my decision. I have no energy left for the relationship, I can forgive but I will not forget. Because I know if I go back I will lose the last of the respect I have for myself.
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2023.06.09 16:30 M4rt1m_40675 Colonists aren't creating relationships between each other
I just started this colony and noticed that none of the colonists seem to even know each other.
I have a over 100 mods and I think it might be some mods conflicting but idk what it could be. If anyone could help I'd apreciate it
Vanilla backgrounds expanded
harvest organs post mortem
search and destroy
vanilla expanded framwork
vanilla factions expanded-ancients
VFE- Ancients vault walls and doors
more acrhotech garbage continued
raise the roof
vanilla nutrient paste expander
Vanilla factions expanded-pirates
trade ship drop spot
smoothed stone is worthless
RT solar flare shield
vanilla factions expanded-empire
rah's bionics and surgery expansion
humanoid alien races
a rimworld of magic
make war not love
vanilla races expanded-sanguphage
rimsenal xenotype pack- Askbarn
no hopeless romance
better ground penetrating scanner
floors are almost worthless
vanilla furniture expanded core
evolved organs redux
biotech mech stuff elongated
hand to hand
starwars kotor weapons and armor
advanced power plus
change map edge limit
infestations spawns in darkness
vanilla persona weapons expanded
vanilla trading expanded
vanilla apparel expanded
vanilla furniture expanded architect module
vanilla furniture expanded-farming
vanilla weapons expanded
vanilla weapons expanded-quickdraw
vanilla plants expanded
rpg style inventory
vanilla textures expanded
vanilla textures expanded-variations
lwm's deep storage
dont block door
dubs bad hygine
CM color coded mood bar
more trade ships (continued)
missing fabrication recipes
mend and recycle
vanilla furniture expanded-security module
vanilla furniture expanded-production
vanilla furniture expanded-power
vanilla furniture expanded-medical
vanilla events expanded
vanilla armour expanded
simple side arms
share the load
run and gun
pick up and haul
edb prepare carefully
dubs mint menus
filth vanishes with rain
android for RW 1.4
android conversion for RW 1.4
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2023.06.09 16:30 christiebea I’m just exhausted
I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long time, ever since I can remember really. It sounds really sad, but I remember feeling depressed when I was a really small child, around 6 or 7 years old. I managed it all my life by myself, struggling in private, and to this day, no-one really knows or would even suspect I live with depression and anxiety unless I tell them.
Things got too overwhelming last year and I finally started to take Lexapro. I’ve been on the medication for over a year now and it really does help. I see a therapist twice a month now and my conversations with her also really help me. I eat well and exercise, I have a few friends who I talk to everyday, but I still feel so exhausted keeping up this pretence of being ‘normal’. I’m really trying to get better, but I’m just so so tired. So many stressful and sad things have happened to me and around me this month and its starting to feel overwhelming again. As cliche as it sounds, I just want to lie down in a dark room somewhere. But I have too many responsibilities and too many people relying on me to do that. I bumped my car into a wall parking at work this morning and now the entire bumper needs to be replaced for a tiny dent. It feels like the straw that broke the camels back, and all I want to do is just go home and sob. I’m exhausted.
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2023.06.09 16:29 Playful-Mess-8680 32m [M4F] Nerdy and flirty [chats]
I've been lonely lately and missed having someone that I can game with and shoot the shit with throughout the night. I love just hanging out on discord and playing or talking about our day. Some of my all time games are stardew valley, rimworld, apex, TFT, and don't starve. Right now I'm trying out the new diablo but As long as it's multiplayer though I'm down to play anything!
Now I am also looking for a girl that doesn't mind some flirting. I figure I'd be upfront about so there aren't any confusions. I'd want us to feel comfortable roasting each other one sec and flirty the next.
A little about me. I work at a hospital so my schedule can be all over the place sometimes. In my space time I love to watch nba, play games, binge watch tv. I love listening to songs from the 90s and 2000s but l can listen to almost any genre. Oh and I love making really bad jokes or puns. Talk to me long enough and I'll make you eyeroll for sure Also age and location don't really matter to me. So if you're interested drop me a message
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2023.06.09 16:26 McSlaughter (PC / US) Peter's Pure Vanilla Extract - Livonia (Z Team) 1PP / Bases / PvP&RP
Looking for a vanilla PC Livonia server?
Peter's Pure Vanilla Extract brings the vanilla experience of Official to a no-mods privately owned community server available to the public! Come and enjoy all that DayZ has to offer, from the throes of surviving the fields and forests to the depths of navigating the underground bunker on Livonia.
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By popular request we have enabled the in-game map that Bohemia included with the server config files to allow our newer players an easier time orienting themselves while playing. Players will still need to rely on their survival instincts to figure out where they are, but now they can pull up the map by pressing "M" in-game.
Now with build anywhere enabled via in-game config files, you can base anywhere you please with more options to build your ideal survivor's home. Explore, build, fight, and join a group of players ranging from totally new to long-time veterans of the game to play DayZ in all its vanilla glory. Friend and foe await you!
Server name: Peter's Pure Vanilla Extract - Livonia (Z Team) 1PP / Bases / PvP&RP
Server IP: 18.104.22.168:2302
Server info: 30 player slots, no mods, build anywhere enabled via gameplay files, cheats not permitted, DALLAS, TX server location.
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2023.06.09 16:25 Gear4Vegito Taking a look at the Blue Jays AA Pitching Staff and other notes about Blue Jays SP prospects.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the lack of SP depth at AAA so I thought it would be a good time to dig deeper then that and highlight some names in AA (and lower) that might not be as far away as some would think. The AA rotation deserves a bit of a spotlight with the performances of some of the pitchers there.
There has been a lot of criticism of the organization drafting and developing of pitching prospects (much being very fair) but we really might now be seeing some of the results coming through.
I have excluded a few guys who are years away from making a real impact who are below AA but I will make some notes on them. Brandon Barriera (#2 Prospect)
in A-Ball is looking very good and is being brought along slowly after his injury so has pitched just 13.1 IP. Dahian Santos (#12 Prospect)
in A-Ball might be the biggest sleeper pitcher in the organization. His fastball-slider combination is electric but is extremely raw overall as a pitcher. He is learning a changeup and is gaining muscle fast in order to take the next step in the organization. CJ Van Eyk (N/R Prospect)
still has the raw tools to be a good pitcher but has pitched just 7.0 IP over the last two seasons and is on the IL again. Adam Macko, Yosver Zulueta, Hayden Juenger & Hagen Danner
are honesty still very talented pitchers but all seem destined to be relief pitchers at this point in their development. This post focuses more on pitchers who have good odds of remaining as SP. Don't sleep on these guys though, they all have electric bullpen arms and might see some of them in our bullpen come next season.
In terms of the 2022 draft it is of course much too early but there are some really interesting names and notes: Ryan Jennings (Round 4)
who can throw 99 mph as a reliever and that seemed like his career path BUT has had surprisingly good results as an SP at the moment in A-Ball. Insane fastball-slider combo but needs a third pitch. Mason Fluharty (Round 5)
has been tearing through the minors and is already in AA as a reliever. Unique but effective cutter-slider combo. Rocking a sweet 1.25 ERA & 0.83 WHIP this season. T.J. Brock (Round 6)
dominated A+ in 20 IP to a tune of 1.77 ERA and is already in AA. Electric fastball-slider combo. Devereaux Harrison (9th Round)
is an SP turned RP turned SP again in A+ with a 2.63 ERA. He struggled with his control as an RP but it has vastly improved as a starter. Ian Churchill (Round 10), Pat Gallagher (Round 11), Nolan Perry (Round 12), Bo Bonds (Round 13) & Ryan Chasse (Round 17)
are the others pitchers from the draft class but they are just getting things started but all look fine-to-good in small sample sizes in Rookie or Low A. The early returns on this draft class are really positive and probably deserve a spotlight post on its own.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ New Hampshire Fisher Cats Rotation: Ricky Tiedemann (Age 20):
- 91st Overall in 2021 Draft // 1st Ranked Prospect
- 4.97 ERA / 1.62 FIP / 2.18 xFIP
- 16.34 K/9 - 4.97 BB/9 - 0.00 H9
- 1.26 WHIP & 0.205 OBA
We have all read dozens upon dozens of articles on this guy. There really isn't too much to say on Ricky. He has missed most of the season due to injury. He really is as good as advertised though with top of the rotation potential. His injury likely pushes he debut back until mid-way next year at best. He still needs to refine his control and get a little deeper into game. Be excited though, I do think his injury has killed a lot of the excitement people had in following the AA team which does still have an excellent staff... Adam Kloffenstein (Age 22):
- 88th Overall in 2019 Draft // N/R Prospect // Peaked @ #8 in 2018
- Nickname = King Kloff
- 3.12 ERA / 3.61 FIP / 3.37 xFIP
- 11.08 SO/9 - 3.81 BB/9 - 0.87 H9
- 1.29 WHIP & .231 OBA
Probably the biggest story from the Blue Jays minor leagues this year. A prospect who was once deemed a steal at his draft position who quickly become one of the better valued prospects in our system to falling off the map in 3 years and likely on his last chance to be a starter has become one of the most stable pitchers in the entire organization. A former power pitcher came into the year losing some mph on his velocity in order to get some proper control and it has paid off for him.
He leads the entire Eastern League in strikeouts & is second in innings pitched behind only a pitcher turning 27 this year. This season he has gone 5.0 IP+ in 8 straight starts now of which half have been a QS. He has allowed 0 ER or 1 ER in 7-of-10 starts. The Blue Jays in recent years have struggled developing pitchers who can pitch deep into games; coming into this season 6 of the 10 pitchers on the Blue Jays Top 30 list are very likely or already on their way to becoming RP; Zulueta, Macko, Juenger, Danner, Hernandez & Carter.
His strikeouts are up, his walks are down, his HR allowed are down, his BABIP is reasonable and his FIP is in range of ERA. He ranks near the top of the league in most statistics and only turns 23 later this year. He has been very consistent on top of everything. This is looking like a real breakthrough rather than a fluke.
The concern with him moving forward include avoiding losing much more velocity or he needs even more improved location to compensate as well trying to develop a third above average pitch as he currently heavily sticks with his effective two pitch combo. The Blue Jays will likely keep him in AA so he can continue to build confidence after 3 years of struggles but a run in AAA and becoming Major League starter depth next season is very much in play if he keeps it up.
He will very likely be added to the 40-Man this off-season with the team lacking SP depth there. Paxton Schultz (Age 25):
- 433rd Overall in 2019 Draft // N/R Prospect // Never Ranked
- 3.30 ERA / 3.07 FIP / 3.75 xFIP
- 10.49 K/9 - 3.69 BB/9 - 0.58 H9
- 1.32 WHIP & .236 OBA
As I was writing this Schultz actually had his AAA debut; pitching 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB & 6 SO
in an excellent debut.
Schultz was not actually a Blue Jays draft pick...he was acquired from MIL as a PTBNL for Blue Jays legend Derek Fisher. May have won the trade all these years later. He has always been considered a "low-ceiling" prospect and always put together solid but unspectacular seasons which meant he never really caught the eye of scouts. This year he kind of has put everything together and went from career minor league player to someone who could be that 6th to 8th starter depth we have been really needing in the minors. He doesn't have overpowering stuff by any means but he is really smart and does not allow very much hard contact.
His numbers have been great across the board. Career bests in pretty much everything and has improved in his consistency from years past. He has allowed less than 2 ER in 8-of-10 AA starts. He has actually been a tad unlucky this season as well rocking a BABIP higher than his used to. He also tends to avoid very much disaster starters; in his career of 55 starts he has allowed 5 runs just 3 times (never more) and over the last 2 years has pitched under 4 innings just 3 times. Pretty much an ideal from a #5/#6 starter.
All this has earned him a promotion to AAA now where if he keeps up the same level of consistency he very likely works his way into becoming the teams 6th starter and likely finds himself on the 40-Man roster. If an injury occurs to the rotation Schultz might be the guy to fill in. Sem Robberse (Age 21):
- International Free Agent in 2019 // 6th Ranked Prospect // Peaked at 6th in 2022
- Nickname: The Pitching Dutchman
- 4.73 ERA / 4.96 FIP / 4.00 xFIP
- 9.45 K/9 - 3.38 BB/9 - 1.69 H9
- 1.18 WHIP & .217 OBA
Don't let the ERA fool you, he has had a much better season than that would suggest. At quick glance his WHIP and OBA are some of the best in the league. Most of the damage coming from an increase in HR allowed this season which is something he is trying to work on. Otherwise his numbers are on par with or better than they have before.
He is considered by many to be the smartest pitcher in the organization. He spent most of COVID studying pitching sequencing and strategies needed for a pitcher. Dude has zero ego to his game and embraces being taught which makes him loved in the organization. Robberse is one of the prospects that we will see play for the Blue Jays one day, whether it will be as a mid-rotation pitcher or as the odd spot stater remains to be see. Probably the "safest" starting prospect in the organization.
He has 5 pitches with his slider and curve be his good ones and throws some decent heat at 92 mph+ but one of his goals is too increase that. He was at 185 lbs last season and is aiming to get over 200 in hopes of increasing his velocity as well as help with his durability although he is already a rather good innings eater being behind Koff.
His major concern is when he does lose control he starts getting hit very hard...which doesn't happen all too often but something he is trying to cut back on. There is a legit claim for him to be the organizations #2 pitching prospect. Chad Dallas (Age 22):
- 121st Overall in 2021 // N/R Prospect // Peaked at 28th in 2022
- Nickname: Cheese
- A+: 2.03 ERA / 3.09 FIP / 3.71 xFIP w/ 0.94 WHIP & .146 OBA (12.49 SO/9 - 4.05 BB/9 - 0.3 H9)
- AA: 2.42 ERA / 3.76 FIP / 4.52 xFIP w/ 0.85 WHIP & .128 OBA (8.06 SO/9 - 3.63 BB/9 - 0.40 H9)
This is the dude to be excited about and his seemly quick and easy transition into AA which is considered to be the hardest jump for a pitcher in the minors is only more reasons to be excited. In his 5 A+ starts he allowed just 6 ER in 26.2 IP...4 of those 6 came in a single bad start 4.2 IP...he dominated with easy in his other 4 starts which earned him the quick promotion. He loves to just pound the zone and go after hitters.
It is easy to see where his success comes from. Having 4 pitches all very decent including a nasty, nasty slider...a very good curveball, a fastball that touches 95 mph and a changeup he is working on heavily. His control is what really hurt him last year but he has for the most part vastly improved in the matter.
His AA debuts was one of the best I have seen: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB & 9 SO. Since then he had three more starts; one where he lost his command in struggled and another 2 dominating outings where he has allowed 1 total ER in 11.0 IP. There was a lot of "bullpen" risk when he was drafted but he put a lot of that to rest with having no trouble hitting 5-7 IP constantly this season. In his 9 starts he has gone 5.0 IP in 7 of them with the other two falling short (4.1 / 4.2 ) due to struggles not stamina.
He does struggle against LHP hitters and it is something to monitor. His two big outlier blunder starts this season were with lineups that were lefty heavy. Which is the main reason for him wanting to improve his changeup. His cutter and curveball are killer against RHH but don't have the same effect on LHH.
If he does not rocket up prospect boards this season then I have no idea what scouts are looking for anymore. Trenton Wallace (Age 24):
He hasn't pitched in AA yet but was the one who got the call-up to replace Shultz. He is on the older side but was just drafted in 2021. Has caught the attention of scouts with his performance in A+ but AA will be the big test for him. Cruised through A+ with a 1.79 ERA / 3.20 FIP / 4.18 xFIP with an elite WHIP of 0.82 and 0.155 OBA. There is a good chance we are talking about him a long with the rest of the successful AA pitchers in month time.. A mid- 90's fastball and mesmerizing slider is what gets the job done for him. 5 of his 8 starts he allowed exactly 0 ER including an outing where he thew 5 perfect innings.
He is looking like a massive steal being drafted in the 11th round of the 2021 draft.
The other name in AA are Jimmy Robbins (Age 25)
; he was very solid last season in between A+/AA but was a tad over-age and now in his full season in AA has lost the strike-zone and is averaging 6.65 BB/9 which has lead to a ERA of 5.40. Even with his success last season; never really caught the eyes of scouts and wasn't protected in the Rule 5 draft even though some fans argued he should. Seems to have been the right call.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tiedemann - Kloffenstein - Robberse - Dallas (+Wallace)
might be the best rotation we have had in a single level of the minors in a very long time. All are no older than 22 as well so even with some bumps in the road they have time on their hands. All 4 are going to be very exciting to monitor. Paxton Schultz
is also worth watching as he might have leap frogged his way right into the 6th SP role with other options in AAA falling apart or being converted to relievers.
Our upper minors pitching depth has been a big concern to fans but they depth coming from AA and below might soon change that.
Who wouldn't want a future rotation of King Kloff, The Pitching Dutchman, Cheese & Ricky Titty?!?
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2023.06.09 16:23 Clumsy_Cheeseburger Playing on PC, ready to add mods, taking recommendations.
I've only played vanilla but I think it's almost time for some mods. I'm pretty sure I want Stardew Valley Expanded and the automate feature, I recently saw a to-dew list that might be great(adhd, woohoo). I don't want to go too crazy with mods and for now nothing that is skins only, I'm just hoping to use a bit of the dead zones on the map and maybe have more people/quests, and maybe more recipes to cook. So, what are your favourite mods(and their functions) that I might like?
Also, if you're patient and wouldn't mind a quick step-by-step for how to mod my game on Steam that would be amazing, I'm a bit oblivious to most of my computer uses. TIA.
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2023.06.09 16:22 HollowInsomnia What happened to the elevation in this game?
I remember in chapter 1 we had really high mountains all over with lots of valleys between them so there were some really high and really low places on the map. What happened to that? Is it because of zero builds that they've gotten rid of almost all elevation changes on the map?
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