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2014.08.29 19:30 iammagicmike The City of Saint Clair Shores, MI
I'm interested in growing this subreddit for the City of Saint Clair Shores. I moved to SCS in April 2011 and I love it here. I'd like to use this sub to increase social media awareness of SCS.
2011.12.12 14:49 dcnurse DC Rentals
2023.06.05 04:05 punchingtigers19 Why are used Alfa Romeo so cheap? This is cheaper than similar year Nissans and Hondas (it has less than 40k miles)
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2023.06.05 03:52 Unusual-Cactus Size 2 fish and that trail in Washington.
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2023.06.05 03:20 EZ_Smith RIP side-show bob
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A loud explosion sound heard in the Washington, D.C., metroplex area, and areas as far east as the Eastern Shore of Maryland and as far west as Manassas, Virginia, was the sonic boom of two military aircraft scrambling to catch up to a Cessna aircraft with an unresponsive pilot. submitted by EZ_Smith to TheSimpsons [link] [comments]
2023.06.05 03:14 analogIT What’s happening at John Wayne right now?
2023.06.05 02:49 Ok-Pea-5822 Mormon Families
I just need to vent. Has anyone else realized that Mormons have sold themselves on this idea that they have the market cornered on great families. In the 15 years since I've left I've realized that Mormon families are kinda shit, but a lot of them have really convinced themselves that they are great. I've seen so many examples of nevermo families who are genuinely close, genuinely accept each other and really show up for each other.
My grandpa's 90th birthday is in two weeks, it's on a Saturday. To me, it's crazy to send out an invite to almost 100 people (many of whom live out of state now) with a 2.5 week notice and expect people to show up on a Saturday in The Summer. As far as I can tell, it sounds like an excuse to have a photo shoot for some of my family's Mormon Mom IG pages. It feels so fake to me. On my Dad's side, I told him that I won't attend any more events on his side because they literally never ever show up to support our family. My sis got into UofU Medical School, so we had a party, not a single person from my Dad's side showed up. They would have if she were getting sealed in The temple. Very few people showed up from my Mom's side. Me and all my 5 siblings are out of The church, but my parents are very much in. I have about 40 cousins on each side, so that's a lot of people whose bridal showers, weddings and baby showers I've attended who don't show up because they don't agree that The things me and my siblings have to celebrate deserve celebration because they aren't at a temple or about having babies.
The truth is this, Mormons have these huge families that make it almost impossible to really be great to each other. My grandparents never spent time with me unless they wanted me to help them with cleaning or work at their houses (that's still The only time I hear from them unless it's a letter calling me to repentance). They never showed up to my graduations, sports performances, etc. I went on a mission and got more letters from my best friend's Nevermo grandmother than I got from all my grandparents combined. My relationships with my aunts and uncles were almost non-existent because they were all so busy raising their bunches of kids. I chose not to marry or have kids but I show up to every dance recital, program, graduation, etc. I'm invited to for my nieces and nephews.
I say all this while also acknowledging that of course, everyone's family has their problems, but it seems like Mormons in particular really like to pretend that they are all about families when really they are kind of only about HAVING families instead of having good families.
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2023.06.05 02:16 princesstier Happy Pride!
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2023.06.05 02:06 fionaapplepie Want to get back into Murakami
I first read Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and Sputnik Sweetheart ten years ago and i quite liked his writing except NW. I think I also read After Dark couple of years ago and DNF it. Not because I didn’t liked the story but because I hate reading on mass market. I got the John Gall edition now and the cover makes me more excited to pick it up. Now I want to get into his works again. Which book should I read next?
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2023.06.05 02:03 JonathanS223 I Faced a Bone Walker and Lived
Hey all, it’s me Frank Jones again. I wrote that post a while ago
about why you shouldn’t be a paranormal investigator and a lot of you liked it. Since settling into my hideaway in the mountains, life has become quiet and I thought about checking in. The plague hit us like nothing and now that everyone is wanting to travel again, I thought to say hi. I want to say thanks to all of you who commented and gave me those weird pointy thingies this social media does. Some of you even figured out my post office box address and sent me letters. I appreciate it (and don’t do it again).
The common strain among your posts was wanting to know if I had ever encountered other things as an auditor. Of course I have but I have been reluctant to tell you because I don’t want to shine some sort of light on all of it or make it sound like some romantic adventure. It’s “pissing yourself” fear all wrapped up in a waking nightmare with a side of gory terror. I am one of the few who actually made it to retirement…if that’s what you could call this life I’m living now.
But, I have nothing else to do really. Carl only visits once in a while when he’s passing through and I cannot risk any other sort of company knowing I’ve pissed off a lot of people…and things. So, I’m back on this internet board and sharing. So many are curious, I thought maybe another story can scare you all straight. This was the first time complacency almost got me and another killed.
This story takes place somewhere in the 90s in a small New England town. It was one of those places nestled along the banks of a serene river, historic brick buildings line the winding streets, their facades adorned with weathered signs that hint at the town's seafaring heritage. A place where everything smelled like either the ocean or decaying fish. I’m not going to specifically name the town to protect the young lady that may still be living there but in the heart of the town, there’s a renowned drawbridge which stands as a testament to the place’s affinity for water. Its ancient mechanisms creak and groan when allowing vessels to pass through the calm waterway. It also had some of the best outdoor markets I had a chance to stop and check out.
I didn’t pass through this part of the country that often as my boss preferred me to do the long hauls across the country but there was a dead haul nobody wanted.I took it cause I wanted a change of scenery. I was already working as an auditor and part of a loose alliance of others who investigated and dealt with any weird things. I actually had a few monsters under my belt. I honestly had the foolhardy idea that I could handle anything out there. God, I was an idiot.
The supernatural never crossed my mind until that evening, stopping to fuel up my red 1992 Peterbilt 379 and paying for the gas with the attendant and restocking up on those beef jerky sticks and coffee.
That was when I noticed her. She was a young woman about in her mid 30s looking like one of the corporate types with the short hair cut and business suit. I would have not paid her any mind if it wasn’t for the touch of apprehension on her face as she talked on one of those new fangled bright yellow Nokia cellphones. Soft strands of chestnut hair framed her face, their gentle sway moving as she glanced around while talking on the phone. As I observed her, I couldn't help but notice the way her fingers trembled slightly, when trying to get money out of her pocket. I’ve seen that type of fear before. So, like a creep, I eavesdropped on her call.
“Yes, it happened again,” she had said as the nickels finally made it to the counter to pay for her snacks. “I could have sworn there was something outside the window near the edge of the forest….no, of course the security cameras didn’t pick up anything. They’re cheap. Ronald was a skinflint when it came to things like this. Hope he’s rotting in hell wherever he is.”
My mind began to drift away, more annoyed I couldn’t get a move on it. It sounded like a problem for the police and if anything, I was gonna tell her that. It was what she said next that made me stop and brought back the reality of the world.
“Yeah. like nine or ten feet tall. I’m thinking kids are playing around with scarecrows or something. Won’t come from the edge of the forest and when I check, I can see foot impressions and stuff. I already put in a call to the cops. They found nothing.“
“Did it sway a bit and its eyes seem to glint like a cats or owl?” I asked without thinking.
The look I got from both her and the gas attendant made me realize what I had done. Well, too late now.
“I’ll call you back,” she said quickly, eyeing me as she hung up the phone and slipped it back into her purse.
“You need me to walk you to your car, ma’am?” the attendant asked, staring at me.
Of course, I forgot that The Truck Stop Killer had only been arrested a few years before.
“I’m fine, thank you,” she said, quickly gathering her stuff and making for the door. I slapped the one hundred and seventy bucks on the counter to pay for my diesel guzzler ignoring the change and followed her out but making sure to not move in a way that caused the teenager in the station to call the cops.
“Ma’am,” I called out to her and she turned to me while hurrying up her pace.
“I’ve got pepper spray. Stay away from me.”
“The thing in the woods. You could have sworn you smelled fresh dirt like mulch and it seemed to sway back and forth like it could not keep its balance.” I threw it out there in desperation.
She froze and turned to look at me. Eying me up and down as I kept my distance and angled to head towards my truck.
“How do you know?”
“I…uh…dealt with something like that before. On a job in Canada.”
“Who are you?” she asked, looking at my faded shirt and company logo. “A trucker?”
“I moonlight as a problem solver. Like an auditor of sorts.”
“Who is it?” she demanded, eyes still affixed to me and hand in her purse.
“Better question is ‘what is it?’,” I answered.
I have learned to pick up on the contempt and disbelief from people who hadn’t seen what I have. I was already being dismissed as a whack job.
“You have tracks on your porch you have written off as animals, especially if you own a dog. If you did own a dog, it’s missing. Cops told you it ran away. You got a garden?”
“Yes,” the certainty had started to leave her voice. “A walled garden.”
“And anytime you’re in there, you feel like you’re being watched.”
At that, her hand came out of her purse empty and she approached me with the fear I had seen in her eyes now on her face.
“How did you know?”
“I’d rather not explain out here,” I said sheepishly running my hand through my sandy brown hair that only started getting flecks of gray. “But you got a…pest problem.”
“And you can do something about it? I’ve had exterminators, cops, nature lovers…even a priest.”
“None of those won’t do you any good and I don’t want to scare ya but it’s more active which is not a good sign.”
For a few moments, I could see the indecision in her eyes. The desperate want to dismiss me as a lunatic but whatever she had heard or seen won over.
“Fine. You can follow me to the house.”
“Mind if I hitch a ride?”
The woman started but then looked at my truck. “Promise. I mean you no harm. I really think you’re in danger.”
That was when I found her name was Isabelle Walker.
We left my truck in long-term parking after she told the attendant that I was a long lost relative and that’s why the change of demeanor. I don’t know if he believed her but at that point, I don’t think he cared. I left my truck with its metallic frame standing tall and proud amidst the rows of other vehicles.
I did not realize how desperate this woman was until we got going on the road. I had loaded myself in the passenger seat after pulling out my military backpack from the war which I also used for my auditing services and tried to look as harmless as a man of my stature could.
For the first fifteen minutes of the drive, her focus was on the lonely road, those beautiful eyes darting to me anytime I shifted my weight. I didn’t want to scare her so it was her that spoke first.
“What is it?”
“I really don’t know but the people in my profession call it a Bone Walker.”
The nose crinkled in disbelief.
“Halloween is not for a few more months, Mister…”
“Jones. Frank Jones.”
The James Bond reference caused her to snort in amusement.
“I don’t know what to tell ya, ma’am, except I’ve dealt with some pretty scary things out there. Normally I’m never this forward as most people try to call the cops on me or dismiss me as a lunatic. I mean, I could be a lunatic but I know what I’ve seen.”
“And that is…?”
“You know. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves. They’re real. They’re not common but real nevertheless.”
There was still the disbelief in Isabelle’s voice but I grew to ignore things like this.
“Sure. I mean, think of all the things you experienced and be open to alternate answers.”
Isabelle was quiet for a few minutes and then sighed. “Either you are telling the truth or you're the biggest liar and I’m a fool that’s not going to live through this night.”
“I promise,” I tried to reassure her. “I’m not going to hurt you.”
After a few more minutes and off the main highway, we approached her home. The large house stood resolute amidst the dense, ancient forest, its weathered exterior a testament to the passing of time. It was a grand structure, its imposing presence commanding attention. The sprawling estate exuded an air of mystery and faded grandeur, as if it held stories whispered through generations.
As we pulled in, the main house loomed before me, its facade adorned with intricate woodwork and worn stone. Ivy crept along the walls, weaving an emerald tapestry that hinted at the passage of years. The windows, framed by elegant yet slightly cracked panes, stared out into the world with a mixture of curiosity and melancholy.
To the side, a large shed stood detached from the main house, its weathered boards echoing tales of forgotten tools and lost endeavors. The wooden structure sagged under the weight of time, its roof covered in a patchwork quilt of moss. Inside, shadows danced amidst remnants of a bygone era, rusty equipment and dusty shelves attesting to the once-bustling activity that had long since ceased.
Not far from the shed, a family cemetery nestled amongst the ancient trees. Tombstones, adorned with intricate carvings and weathered inscriptions, dotted the landscape. The hallowed ground exuded a solemn tranquility, as if time stood still in reverence for those who rested eternally in its embrace. Wisps of fog clung to the grassy knolls, lending an ethereal quality to the sacred space.
At the far end of the property, an old walled garden stood as a testament to the house's former splendor. Once vibrant and lush, the garden now appeared overgrown and untamed. Stone paths meandered through a sea of tangled foliage, leading to hidden nooks and forgotten corners. Dilapidated stone benches, adorned with intricate carvings, sat scattered throughout the garden, silent witnesses to a time when laughter and conversation filled the air.
As I stood amidst the silence of the forest, the house, shed, cemetery, and walled garden formed a tapestry of history and mystery. They were a testament to the ebb and flow of life, the remnants of a bygone era that clung to the present. Within their weathered walls, secrets whispered and memories danced, waiting to be discovered by those who dared to venture into their enigmatic embrace.
“Great place to be haunted, huh?” she said with sarcasm. “My ex left it to me in the divorce. Was only going to be here long enough to sell it but no one wants it and my job wants me to move to this state anyway.”
“Where are you originally from?”
“So, this is definitely a change of scenery for you,”
Isabelle only hummed back at me as she fumbled for her keys in the dying light of evening. I pulled my backpack closer to me as my eyes scanned the treeline where the shadows had begun to deepen. Nothing stood out against the silhouettes of ancient trees which was a good sign. I wasn’t too late.
Stepping through the weathered front door, I entered the interior of the old house, greeted by a mix of nostalgia and faded elegance. The air carried a hint of mustiness, a reminder of the countless years the house had to have witnessed. As my eyes adjusted to the dim light filtering through the stained-glass windows, I could make out the clash between old decor and the modern furniture Isabelle had bought.
The foyer, adorned with a worn, threadbare rug. The walls, once adorned with portraits and intricate wallpaper, now bore the markings of time's passage. The wooden banister of the grand staircase, polished with use, creaked softly under my touch as we made our way towards the living room.
Moving further into the house, I found myself in a spacious living room. Large, ornate windows which would have allowed slivers of daylight to filter through the heavy velvet curtains. The walls were adorned with faded wallpaper. An aged fireplace, its stone mantle adorned with trinkets and old photographs, served as the heart of the room.
“You want some coffee?” Isabelle asked, throwing her keys on to the coffee table. I sat down on her couch and dropped my backpack on it with a clunk.
The kitchen light clicked on and I heard her moving about setting up the coffee pot. The adrenalin was now pumping through me as my mind raced. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail on what a Bone Walker is but it’s a creature that usually haunts the western coast. It being so far out east was strange. I pulled out my old gun bag and unrolled it. My Stevens Model 520-30 “Trench” shotgun was the first thing I reached for as I popped open the internal pouch holding he high flash shells I was glad I packed. It was the startled sound from Isabelle that made me quickly look up.
She stood there with my coffee, eyes locked on the shotgun in my hand. I slowly held up one of the cartridges I was planning to load.
“Flash powder shotgun shells. No load. Just makes a loud noise and a bright white light. What we’re facing lives in the shadows and hates light…normally,” I had heard stories that they could strike in the day but it was extremely rare. She didn’t need to know that.
“Oh,” was her quiet response. “Do…do I need a gun?”
“You know how to use one?”
“Then it’ll do more harm than good. You got any flashlights?”
Isabelle nodded mutely, the gravity of the situation sinking in at the array of weapons and items in my pack laid out in front of her.
“Go get them.”
While she was gone, I quickly unloaded the silver bullets out of my Makarov pistol (a gift from a Viet Cong officer and a story for another time) and placed normal 9mm rounds in the clip. I had it holstered under my jacket with the two back up clips when she returned with three cheap flashlights.
“One in your hand and one in your pocket.”
“In case you drop the one you are holding.”
The woman obeyed silently.
As night fell quickly around us, I slung my shotgun over my shoulder and with Isabelle close, we made our way upstairs. There were tell tale signs I needed to check as the only advantage I had over this thing was the fact it stuck to a pattern. If it was at the stage I thought it was, there would be signs.
“Which room is yours?” I asked.
Isabelle pointed to a door down the hallway across from a large window. Approaching it, I quickly shined my flashlight at the mahogany door frame. It was the glint that caught my eye. Deep gouges in the wood.
“What’s that?” she asked.
“Claw marks,” I responded. There was no use sugar coating anything now.
“This thing was in my house?” Isabelle said horrified.
“For the last few weeks now,” I said, my nose picking up the faint odor of dirt and mud.
“Why didn’t it attack me then?”
“It wasn’t time.”
Talking was going to be the only thing to keep her focused. I had felt the world shift a bit as night fell and I needed her not to panic.
“Bone Walkers are ritualistic creatures. They are very choosy over their prey. It can take a month or two before they move in. That’s why they are so hard to catch.”
“Criteria? Like what?”
“We don’t know.”
That was the honest truth. The only reason we knew their existence and patterns was thanks to blind luck and people surviving their encounters. I showed my light around looking for other signs. Discolored stains in the corners where shadows would naturally form, healthy moss and mold that shouldn’t be there. I found a patch around her bed. She did not notice and I did not want to tell her that it probably stood over her through the night watching her sleep. The sooner I buried this thing, the better.
There was a trill of terror in Isabelle’s voice and I immediately looked to where she was. The woman was standing by her bedroom window staring out at something. I quickly moved and spotted what she saw. In the forest, at the edge of the shadow cast by the moonlight was an almost, imperceptible form. It stood nine feet, hunched over like a broken scarecrow, its owl like eyes staring back at us.
“Shit,” I muttered. Thank god we had turned on the lights as we went.
It was the flash of light and the crack of thunder that heralded the arrival of the storm. The lights of this old houses flickered which caused my belly to flop a few times. My brain was on fire as I glanced back from the lightbulb to where the creature was and found it had vanished.
“Where did it go?”
I did not have time to explain as another crack of lightning caused the lights to dim. I grabbed Isabelle roughly by the arm and yanked her back down the hallway towards the living room where I had left my stuff. We barely made it to the living room when the lights dimmed low. I grasped the glow sticks out of the bag, cracked a handful and scattered them about, their bright yellow light beginning to glow. The power then went out bathing us only in the eerie glow of the emergency lighting.
As we waited in breathless anticipation, the storm struck, its wrath manifesting in torrential rain. The mansion seemed to respond, succumbing to a power outage that plunged us into an abyss of blackness only moments before.
A trill of terror coursed through me. I knew this Bone Walker thrived in darkness, using it as a cloak to conceal its malevolence. We auditors were not sure if it actually teleported or it preferred to move in pitch darkness. I just knew that the black was our biggest threat.
For a few moments, we could only hear the ragged breathing of the two of us being drowned out by the pounding rain against shingle and glass. Isabelle had wound her hand into my jacket pocket and was gripping it tightly, I could feel her shaking with terror. I kept my shotgun gripped tightly in my hand listening for the tell tale sound of its arrival.
It was the movement out of the corner of my eye and the fact her grip got tighter on my jacket. I swiftly turned on my high-powered flashlight as I spun around and the brilliant beam pierced the obscure corner of the room. No matter what I had read or seen before did not prepare me for what I saw.
It stood there in the corner, its eight foot height engulfing that section of the house. My eyes strained as it appeared the thing was struggling to stay in focus. Its arms were too long for its body, spindly and almost to the floor while the legs appeared backwards giving it a strange forward leaning look. It wore a hunter’s long coat and trousers but through the rips and tears I could make out something squirming and moving underneath. The air filled with the stench of decaying plants and diseased vegetation. Its face was covered with what looked like the remnants of a cheap bandanna but its owl-like eyes gleaned back with malevolence.
Isabelle whimpered, her fear palpable in the room and the Bone Walker lunged toward us. Even though my fear was ripping through me like an unstoppable train, I had the sense to pull the trigger of my shotgun aimed in its direction. The flash and resounding roar painted the entire room in a brilliant black and white shadow causing every corner and edge to appear thick and vivid. The creature screamed and fell to the side into the shadow not illuminated by the weapon’s fire.
Isabelle had thrown herself on the couch and was huddled there, trembling with terror, while I moved quickly to crack a few more glow sticks and toss them into the dark corners of the room. In one, I saw its foot recoil back into the kitchen where it was darker than night itself. This was quicker than I had anticipated. The plans I had been formulating on the drive were no longer viable. I wanted to lure it to where I controlled the battlefield but that was not an option anymore. This had become a cat and mouse game and I knew this was with a predator I could not even hope to understand and had years to hone.
Out of the kitchen again this thing charged forward, relentless in its pursuit, it was trying to find a way around my light barrier which only appeared to slow it down. With shaking hands, I fired several more rounds, each blast forcing the creature to retreat and the girl to scream in terror. As soon as it retreated to a dark part of the house, I turned to where the woman of the house had been. To my horror, Isabelle's fear had gotten the best of her. In that moment of panic, she darted from the safety of the light, towards the hallway and the door outside.
“Isabelle! Stop!” I yelled trying to command her back with my voice but I doubted she heard me. Between the abject horror and the relentless rain, she was going to take her chance. A chance I knew she did not have.
I only took a step when I sensed it. The musty smell of an organic landfill overwhelmed me as the form silently darted past me, its long arm clobbering me up the side of the head. The world spun as pain burst through my brain. I felt the world tilt and fall heavily to the ground, flashlight and shotgun falling away.
As I slipped in and out of consciousness, I knew I was a sitting duck for this thing. There was no way for me to stop it from ripping me to shreds like some of the corpses I had seen. As I blinked, I came to my senses and realized I was alone. How long I had actually been on the ground, I did not know.
I sat up, my head pounding and I could see the door hanging open, the wind slamming the door on its hinges and the rain soaking the hallway floor. Struggling, I found my flashlight and gun and pulled myself together.
There was a slim chance that Isabelle was still alive. I had to think. Where would it go? I ran all the stories I could think of and then it hit me. The garden. The walled garden.
I charged into the rain-soaked night. I sprinted toward the enclosed garden at the edge of the property. As I grew closer, I saw that the rusted door was open and hope flickered in my soul. As I came to a stop, I brought my flashlight up again with my shotgun and saw it.
This creature stood there in the middle of the overgrown garden, its massive clawed hand wrapped around Isabelle’s chest and holding her up. Out from under its bandanna mask, putrid vines had appeared and led up to Isabelle’s face where they were forcing their way down her throat and up her nose. I could see the wide terror in her eyes as vines were snaking their way around her waist and I did not want to think about what they were planning to do.
I brought up the shotgun again and fired. Knowing that I had distance, the flash of light caught the creature by surprise. It shrieked as it fell back. Trying desperately not to release its prey. I did not hesitate to grab the machete at my side and hack at its arm until Isabelle fell down free of it.
It’s claw swiped at me striking me on the leg and easily tearing through my pants leaving bloody lacerations but I put the weapon point blank and fired another round. I do not know if it was the flash, the combination of the creature, or that the almighty above was looking out for me, but the creature caught ablaze from the spark.
It fell back swinging wildly as the fire spread unnaturally fast catching the plants around it on fire. Within a matter of seconds, the walled garden had become ablaze with the bone walker in the center. As I ripped the vines out of Isabelle’s mouth and dragged her towards the door, I looked up to see those owl-like eyes looking at me with such abject hatred that the look stick with me today.
I honestly don’t know how we survived. I had helped Isabelle to her porch and we both passed out against our will from the sheer terror and exhaustion. We were awoken by the sound of a siren. The lights had come back on sometime in our sleep and the rain had drifted off to a comforting drizzle. The fire was still raging in the garden but contained by the ancient walls. At least two fire trucks, an ambulance and cops were flying up the private road towards us.
This entire hunt had been ill-planned and stupid. I knew it. As the cops approached with their hand on their pistols, I knew that I had allowed my own ego to get in the way. I should have taken Isabelle somewhere else until I had done a proper reconnaissance. I shouldn’t have taken her home where it was waiting. And now, the cops were looking at two thoroughly soaked humans, one a trucker with a wound and a gun and a young lady in distress. I was pretty sure I was going to go to jail.
“Isabelle?” One of the cops and his voice caused her to sit up, relief washing over her.
“Derek!” she wailed. “We were attacked! In the garden!”
Another two cops that had arrived had taken off in that direction while Derek helped the girl up and took her towards the ambulance. The other cop with a comically large mustache looked at me with keen eyes, his hand still on his pistol, sergeant stripes glowing in the light.
“Yeah,” I said, sitting up slowly and keeping my hand away from the shotgun and trying not to show the one under my jacket. “Someone came after Mrs. Walker. They were in the garden.”
The cop watched me closely but there seemed to be a recognition in his eyes.
“You by any chance Frank Jones?”
My heart jumped and I must have looked startled as the cop’s face broke into a smile. To my relief, his hand fell away from his holstered sidearm.
“I’ll take that for a yes. My guess is you don’t remember me. Clay Wilson. Santa Fe PD, about six years ago. You helped my partner with a...problem. Nellie Nelson?”
I knew the name but the face escaped me.
“She told me you helped her audit a police union building.”
“Ah, yes,” I said, remembering dealing with the wraith and the twinge in my right arm from it’s bite.
The cop looked towards the fire that was slowly being put out by the fire fighters.
“Any chance this will be one of your audits?”
He seemed to think for a few minutes and then nodded.
“Then I think you need to grab that shotgun of yours and hitch a ride with me before too many people ask questions. Whatcha think?”
I nodded. I was not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I collected my stuff quickly from the living room and made my way back out where he was waiting. As I limped with the cop to his car, I looked towards Isabelle who was being held by the other. She gave me a look of thankfulness as the cop looked at his partner with confusion.
“Her brother’s got her,” Clay said, opening the back door for me. I was not gonna argue or fight. If he took me to jail or not.
And that was it. My leg was not as bad off as I thought and wrapped it in the back of the police car. Clay only asked where I wanted to go and he took me back to my truck. With that time, I was back on the road with that small town in the rear view mirror.
I never did find out what happened to Isabelle after that, if another creature came looking for her or if she had a chance to live in peace. I just knew that we both barely made it out alive and that was due to my own stupidity. I was furious with myself for weeks after that and told myself I wouldn’t put another person in jeopardy like that again. At least, despite my idiocy, another life was saved and another monster was put in the ground...I hoped. I never did find out if they found a body
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2023.06.05 01:51 ILWDolls Who wanted to learn how to sew and embroider handbags and brooches? I finally did it!) 4 tutorials are ready. Tutorial number two is on the koi fish brooch. In PDF format with detailed photos, pattern and step-by-step description. In English. Suitable even for beginners.
2023.06.05 01:39 XXXKStar Ontario laws for motorized boats.
Hey, looking to get a boat for fishing some local rivers and boy howdy are they expensive. Looking around for cheaper alternatives and used stuff and I came upon the option of adding a trolling motor to a pedal boat. I can get a used boat for about $400 and then save up for motor and battery. It gets me and my youngest on the water and helps with the lack of decent shore fishing spots west of city (and excercise). I have a utility trailer to haul it around and at about 100 lbs it's not too heavy to put in and out of the water.
So my question is what are the laws for a DIY motorized boat? Does it still need runing lights, anchor lights etc.? Just want to take into account any extra work for said project and not get hassled by the man when out fishing.
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2023.06.05 01:33 candlehead69 This is our 10yro baby boy! I sent these photos to my MIL today and subsequently realized this sub probably existed. Came right over to share this happy man you!
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2023.06.05 00:56 TysonGunther What do you use to tag shore fishing or ice fishing spots to access them offline?
I’m just curious what people have been using to mark spots to find again when theyre offline. I know most boats got gps but I’m looking for handheld device or apps for walking? Preferably something accurate. Or if there’s a paid version potentially with depth charts as well. Needs to be able to pin locations and organize. Free/ inexpensive preferred. Google maps feels clunky. I have fishbrain but not detailed enough for what I want even with premium. And not offline to my knowledge. Any suggestions? I have an IPhone.
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2023.06.05 00:55 autotldr Oil production to drop after Opec nations meet
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Oil-producing countries have agreed to continued cuts in production in a bid to shore up flagging prices. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: price#1 oil#2 cut#3 Opec#4 million#5
Opec+ accounts for around 40% of the world's crude oil and its decisions can have a major impact on oil prices.
Oil prices jumped more than $2 a barrel in early trading on the Asian markets on Monday, with Brent crude futures at $78.42 a barrel.
Before the two-day Opec+ meeting started, it was widely expected the oil cartel would make production cuts to prop up prices.
Saudi officials want elevated prices to keep spending billions of dollars on ambitious projects spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as he tries to diversify the kingdom's economy away from oil.
Oil producers are grappling with falling prices and high market volatility amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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2023.06.05 00:37 SamPaxton97 Call of Duty: Eternal [COD]
I'd like you to imagine that, in 2017, Activision did not publish Call of Duty: WWII
but instead Call of Duty: Eternal
. This is a story which is very much the same as what Call of Duty: WWII
transpired as but with a couple of significant differences. For a start, it's not set during World War Two - it's set in a fantasy world with a 1940s/50s level of technology. A global war is raging between mankind and Orks, with the Orks having conquered great tracts of the world, and the story opening with the efforts by humanity to retake "Albion" from Ork occupation. I like to imagine the faces of Call of Duty
fans when the first trailer came out and, seeing what looked like D-Day, got excited that at last the franchise was going back to its roots - only to see that the enemies are Orks and the main character is a Lenape woman.
To help with this imagining - below you'll find the full script for the first mission of Call of Duty: Eternal
, based on the first mission of Call of Duty: WWII
. The rest will gradually follow.
You might find it useful to follow along using this video - a walkthrough (no commentary, thank God) of the actual first mission in Call of Duty: WWII
to help with visualising it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7y1bDQBEhA Call of Duty: Eternal Mission 1 X-Day Text slowly appears on-screen: The world is bathed in flames. The Ork clans, united for the first time in centuries, are on the march. Man faces extermination. A human skull is shown before an Ork boot comes down on it, shattering it. Radio broadcast
: With unmatched ferocity, the Ork war machine has launched its onslaught against the world… mankind faces the abyss. The camera pans up on the Ork boot to show an Ork soldier as, behind him, Ork soldiers and tanks move through a devastated city. Radio broadcast:
As we brace for our darkest hour, we must summon our strength to be the bulwark against oppression. Ork bombers are shown bombing London, recognisable for the Thames if not for the architecture. They are four-engine bombers, like B-17s, and the camera closes in on a propeller which shifts to a ceiling fan. Radio broadcast:
The Ork onslaught will be the greatest test we'll ever face. The camera pans down from the ceiling fan Mona Kanti, a young Lenape woman and the protagonist, is shown joining the Imperial Armed Forces. She stands in a line in a recruitment office as a recruitment officer stamps her papers. Radio broadcast:
But face it and defeat it… we must. To punctuate the “we must,” a sudden cut to black with the sound cut out. Then, we hear the voice of the Ork Primarch. A speech plays, meant to mirror FDR’s D-Day Prayer, with shots of the Ork war machine we’ve been hearing so much about. Primarch
: With this war we set upon a mighty endeavour. Fade from black to show huge lines of Ork soldiers in formation, like big Nazi rallies, are shown. Primarch
: A struggle to restore our civilization… Ork soldiers on one knee in this rally are shown, closer up, dressed in battle gear and their faces daubed in war paint. Primarch
: …and to set free a suffering people. A view from the rear of the rally, with the vast architecture of the Primarch’s palace shown looming over it all, resembling the Palace of the Soviets. Primarch
: Our Sons. Pride of our Clans. Another panning shot of the assembled Orks, this time from the side. Primarch
: May the Mother lead them straight and true. An Ork mystic, on the balcony overlooking the assembly, blesses the troops with hands raised to the sky. Primarch
: The road will be glorious. Men's souls will be broken with the beauty of war. A shot from behind the mystic, seeing the assembled troops stretching towards the horizon. Primarch
: In this time of fire and blood… The face of one Ork soldier is shown up close. Primarch
: …we shall prevail. With the slightest of grimaces, the Ork uses a knife – and, in the background, we see the others doing the same – to ritualistically slice his forehead and let blood trickle down. The cutscene then shifts to the Imperial Navy ships, including battleships of a scale similar to the Super Yamato, that are heading for the beaches of Albion. Mona Kanti is writing a letter to her sister, Luna Kanti, and we hear her voice-over as we view shots of the fleet. Kanti (narrating):
Luna. Oh, I wish you could see this, sister. An armada from one horizon to the next. I turned sixteen too late to help free Ériu. But not Albion – and it’s gonna be tougher. Much tougher. You know, I think I could bear the blood, and the misery… and the Orks. But the waiting… well, that’s a whole other battle. Inside the troopship living quarters. We are now in first-person as Kanti. Kanti is sat at a table, hanging out and talking with her squad-mates Kinsi Rei (female Somali; shaved head), Thea Adlai, (female Swedish; ginger, freckles, glasses) and Ren Tao (male Chinese). Ren Tao is eighteen – the others are all sixteen. Bunks are stretched out behind them and other soldiers, of all ethnicities and sexes, walk by throughout. Rei is holding court while playing with a knife, every now and then jabbing between her fingers. Rei:
So she asks me for my watch and I'm thinking, "what in the Nether do you want my watch for; your parents make like fifty times mine!" But I turn around, and I felt this punch. And it's cold like ice. Some of the dialogue is drowned out by Kanti’s narration. Every now and then, Kanti glances down at her fingers as she snaps them, but whatever she’s trying to do with that isn’t happening. Kanti (narrating)
: Believe it or not, I managed to make some half-decent friends in Basic. All scared as can be. But nobody’s letting on. Rei keeps playing her knife game as she talks. Kanti (narrating)
: I hated Rei when I met her – and now she's my best friend. Funny how that works. She's always looking for trouble. If there wasn't already a war on she'd be off trying to start one. Rei offers her knife to Thea Adlai and, though we can’t hear her given the narration, seems to be asking her if she wants to try the knife game. Adlai refuses
: Besides, I gotta keep all my fingers if I'm gonna take photo of the year. Kanti (narrating)
: Adlai says she's gonna be a photographer for a fashion magazine. She’s got a good eye. Except when she takes off her glasses – then she can’t see shit. Rei offers her knife to Kanti and Kanti turns to Ren Tao. Kanti (narrating)
: Tao's the vet but, if I’m honest, he's what kokomi would call “a bit of a bumpkin.” Ren Tao is tempted to play Rei’s knife game. Tao
: Okay, okay. Let's make this interesting. Rei:
It’s not interesting? Kanti – what’re you doing? She says this in reference to Kanti’s finger-snapping. Kanti (narrating):
I swear I used to be able to do this… Tao:
So you keep saying. Tao take off his talisman and dangles it in front of Rei. Tao
: Xu Yaling. Spirit of war. Adlai:
And sex, right? Tao:
Sssh. (Rei and Adlai laugh
) He's had my back since Sabha. And, yeah, that’s real
gold. (drops the talisman down on the table
) Rei, three times in ten seconds, and he's all yours. (Sits back down) Rei
: I don't know. Tao
: Oh, you could always wimp out. That’s a choice, too. Kanti
: My money's on Rei. Rei
: Okay. Okay, I'm in. Adlai
: I can't watch. Tao:
I can. Rei looks to Adlai. Rei
: Just time me when I tell you. Back to my story – me and my girls, we muscled our way into this chess game that the wrestling team had going. We had a bona-fide genius among us – but it was me playing. We worked out a system where she can signal to me what moves to make. You should have seen the Head Girl’s face when I took that pot. (To Adlai)
You ready? That's what happens when you try to hustle a hustler. Now… Rei plays the knife game while Adlai times her and wins the bet in a few impressive seconds. Rei
: Checkmate! Tao
: There ain’t no way! Kanti (narrating)
: Tao had enough fight in him for two men. Rei
: Much obliged. Rei offers to shake hands with Tao. Tao
: My mother told me never touch a Nube. Rei doesn’t flinch but you can tell she’s ready to throw hands. Instead… Rei
: That's not what she said last night. Rei winks and Tao shakes her hand. Kanti (narrating)
: And enough bigotry for six. Tao
: Meh, who needs a stupid talisman anyway. Rei
: Apparently, you did. Here, have it back. Tao:
You won it. Rei:
It’s fake gold. Tao:
What? No, no, no, that’s as real as you or I. Rei:
A hustler always knows. Tao
: Ah, whatever, if it’s fake I don’t want it. I'm gonna get something better. A real trophy. You'll see. Rei:
Good luck with that. Kanti snaps her fingers and finally produces what she wanted – a finger of flame, like a lighter, appears. Kanti:
I did it! Look, look, I did it! Rei:
Well, by Baphometh, isn’t that something? Tao:
That’s very pretty, Kanti. You’re ready to take on the Primarch, I should think. Rei:
She was always ready. Right Kanti? Tao:
You got any healing spells we could use or is it all evil magic with you? Kanti:
Oh, go on, tell him, Kanti! Tell him about that thing you can do! Adlai:
What thing? Rei:
And there’s no such thing as good and evil magic. Just good and evil people. Kanti:
It’s not that I can do it; it’s just that it happens sometimes. When someone’s dead I can kinda, you know, see into their past. But they have to of died recently. And I can’t do it with most people. Tao:
Well, we’re invading Fortress Albion, my friend. Good time to find yourself some corpses. Rei:
Maybe even your own. Adlai:
Hey, Kanti, do that spell again for the camera. Adlai raises her camera then, seeing her watch, realizes that they are late for the mission briefing. Adlai:
Oh! Never mind, briefing’s at 18:00; we're gonna be late! Adlai jumps up and runs from the room. The others also stand. Tao:
Run, little mouse. Rei
: I got us covered Kanti; don't worry about it (Showing the pendant to Kanti and winking
). It is
real gold. As Kanti and Rei leave the living quarters, they encounter Khand, their turban-wearing sergeant, and in terms of personality very much a cranky sergeant stereotype. Khand
: Briefing's about to start; what in the Nether are you idiots doing? Kanti (narrating)
: Then there's Sergeant Khand. He’s a sweetheart. Khand
: Oh, you think you're special, huh? The Orks are gonna eat you alive. Rei
: No, not me, sergeant. I’m high in salt. Khand
: Watch your lip, Rei. On me. Khand leaves. The other two move to follow. Rei
: Since I'm obviously on a lucky streak, whatever happens, stay close. First Albion, then the Great Pale, then home in time for tea and medals. We got this, Kanti. Scene fades out. All of the 66th Infantry Division troops are on the deck of the ship as the rain pours down and Colonel Kitwana, a Swahili man, gives his pre-battle speech. As he does, we see the soldiers assembled watching him. Kitwana:
Today… we embark on an operation of unparalleled importance. To establish a beachhead in Albion… and roll back the Ork horde... that has terrorized the world since before many of you were born. We are all that separates the world from darkness. This is so much more than a chance to be heroes in our own lifetimes. If we prevail… our triumphs will be etched into the hearts and minds of a grateful world for untold generations. I'm talking about glory. True glory. Kanti narrates her letter to Luna and soldiers begin to climb down the cargo net on the side of the ship into landing craft. These craft start making for the Albion coast. Kanti (narrating)
: Colonel Kitwana can give a nice speech. His pep talk reminded me of the one Coach Pakwa gave us on our Mother’s Night game against Susquehanna. I'm sure you remember we lost by 67 points. (Focuses on Sokolov and Khand
) Always looking over Khand’s shoulders is Lieutenant Sokolov. He's got him on a tight leash. But if Khand breaks free, we'll all get bit. Ever since I found my gift, I wanted to be like you, Luna. You've always been a tough act to follow. But I'll do my best. Gameplay
We are now in first-person again as Kanti. Kanti (narrating)
: It's now or never. Kanti is writing in her notebook, the photo of Luna pinned to a page, as their landing craft drives for the Albion shore. Kanti is interrupted by Rei. Rei
: Hey! I wish I was coming home to her! Kanti:
That’s my sister! Just wait ‘til we hit Lutetia. Enough girls for the rest of your long life. Rei
: I’m starting to realise how far away it is. Kanti take a quick glance at her notebook and closes it before tucking it into her pack. Sokolov:
Remember. No digging in at the shore. You advance. You need to stay low and do not bunch up. Stick to your training and you're gonna make it through. Khand:
Most of you, anyway. Medium bombers pass by overhead, resembling the Junkers Ju 88 (in this universe known as Dragons) on a heading towards Albion. Tao
: Alright! Give em hell, boys. Text appears across the screen. X-DAY Lùnastal 17th, 397 NE Rheged, Northern Albion Rei
: The beaches are meant to be flattened, right? Khand
: You sound scared, Private. Rei
: No, sir. Khand
: You should be. Driver
: Hey, you! You! Kanti turns to look at the landing craft’s driver behind her. Driver:
Got a light? Kanti
: Sure thing. Kanti snaps her fingers a couple times and produces the flame again. Driver:
Oh – you’re one of them
Never trust a witch. As the driver lights his cigarette on her finger, a bullet hits the boat’s machine gunner in the throat; he falls, flailing, with blood spurting out of his neck like in a Tarantino film. Shells start to fall. Driver:
: Everyone down! Rei:
This is it! Ork artillery lands in the grey ocean all around, spraying the craft with water. Kanti crouches with the rest of the troops. Soldier
: Watch out! Bullets bounce off the landing craft’s armour. Soldier
: This isn’t fun! Driver
: Five hundred yards! Another shell lands nearby and sprays the craft with water. Kanti trips but is held up by Khand grabbing her arm. Driver
: We’re gonna have to pull off! Sokolov
: No, we stay on mission! You're taking us in! Driver
: We must have drifted! I can't see the landmark! Khand
: You heard the lieutenant. Full speed! Sokolov
: Incoming! An artillery shells blows up the neighbouring landing craft. Soldier:
By the Gods! Sokolov:
Hold tight! An artillery shell, again, lands near the boat. Kanti
: Damn it! Driver
: Two hundred yards! Looking up, a Dragon bomber is visible coming down with an engine on fire. Driver
: Twenty seconds! Sokolov:
Remember the plan! Get to the seawall! Khand
: Ceres! Aradove! Get the bangalore to the wire, fast! Everyone ready? Here we go! Sokolov
: Drop the ramp! Driver
: There's no cover! Khand
: That was an order, damn you! Drop it! The ramp drops just as a landing craft consumed with flames comes crashing into theirs. Rei:
Oh, shit! Kanti is knocked off her feet by the impact. Looking up, she watches as machine gun fire from the clifftops chops down a number of soldiers on the boat now that the ramp has been dropped. One has his head blown off and his neck is left spouting blood over Kanti as others are also cut down. Sokolov
: Over the sides! Now! Now! Kanti follows as the survivors climb over the boat’s side. She stays underwater for a few seconds before being helped to her feet by Sokolov, spluttering. Sokolov:
I got you, child! Just behind him, the beach is consumed by fighting and the noise of war is deafening. Sokolov
: Get your head down and keep moving! Sokolov leads Kanti out of the surf, a burning soldier falls screaming from another landing craft and into the water, while carnage reigns all around. Bodies are floating all about and the water is red with blood. Sokolov:
Kanti; on me! Running through the sand as explosions go off all around, artillery can be seen curling from the Ork lines towards the beach. Sokolov and Kanti hit the deck in front of some Ork tank traps. Sokolov
: Demolition team is dead! Take the bangalore and get to the seawall! We need to clear a path to the bunkers! Kanti temporarily looks away, back to the water, and witnesses the bloodshed of soldiers dying, and a number running out of a landing craft on fire, while a warship close to shore opens fire on the coastal defences. Sokolov gets Kanti’s attention. Sokolov
: Kanti! An explosion goes off nearby, half-soaking Sokolov’s face with gore. Someone just blew up. Sokolov:
This is your job! You got that?! Now pick up the banger! Kanti moves the severed arm of a dead soldier to retrieve the bangalore. She looks upon the dead soldier’s corpse and, suddenly, her vision fades away and she sees his memories. This is the first of the Internal Vortex collectibles which can be found throughout the game, whereby additional lore is provided through Kanti’s ability to tap into the memories of certain corpses (human and Ork). In this case, the accessed memory tells a brief story of the soldier (Private Omid Afshani) and how he was part of a traditional military family and all his brothers have already fallen, told he would be a general someday, how he was born on a ship evacuating Persia (which goes some way to explaining why the Imperial military is so multiethnic – the whole world evacuated to the Americas) and how his last letter home from the ship told of how “I can’t wait to hear the birdsong again.” Afterwards, she returns to lucidity. Sokolov
: Kanti! Kanti! You with me?! Kanti:
You can do this! Sokolov stands and starts running up the beach. Kanti watches after him. Kanti
: I hope so, sir! Kanti looks at the dead soldier that was carrying the torpedo bangalore, and with one hand closes his eyes. Kanti
: Sorry. Kanti takes the body’s R7 Remi rifle (comparable to the M1 Garand) and proceeds up the beachhead, trying not to get killed. The machine gun nests in the clifftop fortifications will open fire on the soldiers then wait for a few seconds to reload. This will be the player's chance to move up to avoid taking damage. The player moves from cover to cover – tank traps, the wreckage of vehicles such as half-tracks and light tanks, and shell craters, mostly. Khand
: Hurry before they reload! Move it! Sokolov
: Kanti! This way! Hurry! Stop and you’re dread! Tao
: Shit! Sokolov
: Those MGs are killing us! Get off the beach! Khand
: Private Kanti – get to the seawall! Rei
: Get to the seawall! I’ll meet you there! A couple of armoured vehicles – light tanks resembling Soviet BT-7s, here called LT-5 Termites – are now also moving up the beach and providing fire support. One blows up. Sokolov
: Keep low. When there’s a break in the fire, run for it! There’s a break in the fire – you run for it. Sokolov
: Kanti, get the bangalore! When Kanti reaches the seawall, which is made up of a big mound of sand lined at its top by barbed fire and burning gasoline, she falls against it. Her fellow soldiers fall in alongside her or are already there. A lot of wounded are also there, being treated by medics as machine gun fire flies over their heads. Rei falls next to Kanti, her face covered in dirt and blood. Rei
: Kanti! Use the banger; I'll cover you! After we breach, keep pushing toward the bunker! Kanti:
You’re covered in blood. Rei:
It’s not mine. Focus! Kanti sets up the torpedo bangalore, made up of two cylindrical rods, with the second able to fit inside the first. Her handling is shaky and she drops one rod. Rei picks it up for her and gives it back. Rei:
We're nearly there! Kanti pushes the torpedo bangalore into the seawall. Rei:
Pull it! Pull it! Kanti
: Fire in the hole! Kanti scrambles backwards and the bangalore explodes, tearing a hole in the seawall for the soldiers to pour through, dirt pouring down like rain. Sokolov
: Weapons ready! Fix bayonets! Kanti fumbles for her bayonet and fixes it to her rifle. You can now use this as a melee weapon against enemy infantry. Rei:
Ready to see your first Ork? Sokolov
: Attack! Sokolov leads the troops through the hole – and many, though not Sokolov, are cut down. Rei:
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Sokolov
: Push forward! After passing through the hole, you are faced with a clearing sprinkled with tank traps and barbed wire. After that, trenches, and then the bluffs with fortifications spitting machine gun fire. Rei:
Into the trench! Hurry! Soldier:
Orks! You now face your first Ork drones as you push towards the trenches. Once you get into the trench, you slowly clear it and a mortar position, presumably losing Health as you do. Once done, you turn a corner deeper into the trenches where Rei is located. Rei:
That wound looks bad! Here, take this! Rei throws a health pack to Kanti. The player can now call on Rei, when the squad meter fills, to add a pack for a total of four. Kanti
: Many thanks! The player moves through the trenches, clearing out Ork drones. Friendly troops leap across the trenches. The player then gets to the end of the trenches and reaches the bluffs covered by Ork fortifications. A slope goes uphill between the bluffs but machine gun fire pins the friendly troops down and makes it impassable. Khand
: We can't advance with those MGs firing on our position! Sokolov
: Hold tight. Fire support incoming! Khand
: Kanti, mark the target! Khand throws a canister to Kanti. Kanti catches it and throws it uphill towards the Ork bunkers. Red smoke emanates. Sokolov is shouting into a radio. Sokolov:
Kestrel, target is lit up! Hit it now and hit it hard! Radio:
Roger, we have your smoke visual. Attack run inbound. Explosions hit the MG bunker as rockets from a trio of dive-bombing jets which resemble de Havilland Vampires (in this universe called Banshees) come in and obliterate the fortifications. The jets pass by close overhead. Tao
: That's it! Let 'em have it! Adlai
: MGs are dead! Kanti
) They tore them to shreds! Sokolov
: Get to the top! You and your squad move up the hill – a wounded Ork, both arms missing, stumbles from the smoke and still tries to fight by biting at Sokolov. Sokolov shoots it down. Sokolov:
Crazy bastards. More Ork infantry advance. Ork:
I shall wear your hide as a coat! After defeating these Orks, the player advances to the top of the hill through which additional trenches burrow. Sokolov
: Kanti; I need you and Rei to take point and clear those bunkers! Go! Rei:
Had to be us! You move in with your squad. There are five bunkers to clear. The first has a clearing full of mortar positions, where Ork infantry defend, and there’s more firing at you from inside the bunker itself. Sokolov
: Orks are dug in. Kanti, get a grenade in that bunker! You break into the bunker and clear it out, including the machine gun post covering the beach. Rei:
First one’s down! Sokolov:
Bunker’s clear – everyone out. You move on. Taking the adjoining trenches, you come across an Ork Officer – larger and more heavily armoured than the Drones you’ve been fighting so far – holding a human soldier by the neck. Assuming you shoot him in the head, the only non-armoured part, he’ll go down and the soldier is saved. Soldier:
Thanks! I owe you! If not, and your bullets bounce off the Officer’s armour, he crushes the man’s neck in his hand and comes for you. After that, you drive on through the trenches, killing a few more Orks, before turning and entering an underground bunker. Inside, the entry is covered by a machine gun post. Khand
: MG's pinning us! Someone toss a smoke! You can do that, or you can perhaps kill the machine gunner. Up to you. Afterwards, you drive on through the underground bunker. It’s a bit of a catacomb full of dormitories and a radio room. Eventually, you clear it. Khand
: Bunker's clear. Let's go! Sokolov
: Everybody out, bunker's clear! You head back outside, 2 of 5 bunkers complete. You continue through the trenches, meeting fresh Orks. Rei:
There’s artillery hitting the beach! The next assault wave won’t make it! Khand
: Keep pushing! That artillery is hammering our ships! Kanti
: On it, sir! Yeah, I can do this, I can do this… You carry on through the trench. Some Banshee jet fighters screech overhead. Reaching the entrance to the next bunker, you see a friendly – Corporal Lieu – with an F3 Inferno – a backpack flamethrower. He fires it down the bunker at unseen enemy troops before being gunned down. Kanti
: I'm going in! Rei:
Careful! You enter the bunker – you can pick up the F3 Inferno as you do, which doesn’t last long but which is fun to use. Ork:
Come, little men! You clear the bunker. As you reach the machine gun post, you enter into a quicktime moment. Kanti gets ambushed around a corner by an Ork soldier, who grabs her by the throat and pins her to the wall, but she jams her combat knife into his neck. Falling from his grasp, she sees the machine gunner just as a shell from a ship offshore hits the bunker dead-on and blows it, and him, to smithereens. Rei appears from the dust and helps Kanti to her feet. Rei:
Shit! Fucking Navy. Don’t they believe in us? Returning from the machine gun nest, some Orks have shown up to try and retake the bunker. Take them out and then the bunker’s cleared. The next bunker is just a hop from this one – you enter, at first finding nobody, before discovering an Ork pinning an Imperial soldier to the wall. Soldier:
Somebody help! You, I should hope, kill the Ork. Soldier:
Thanks! Oh, hey, a girl… Kanti:
You wish. You drive into the bunker, in the heart of which is a mortar position, and take out the Ork defenders. With that, the bunker is cleared. Khand:
Move up, move up! Everyone rallies at the big steel door at the end of the bunker. Khand
: Adlai. Tao. With me. Kanti, you and Rei clear the next bunker. Rally at the top of the bluff, and for fuck’s sake try not to get yourselves killed. You interact with the big steel door and open it, before going with Rei down some more trenches. Kanti
: Alright, Rei. One more! Rei:
We got this! You turn a corner into a clearing before the bunker. There’s Orks both defending it on the ground and a sniper on top of the bunker itself. After dealing with this, you head inside, Rei behind you. As you enter the bunker, Kanti is ambushed by an Ork Major – she is thrown to the floor and the Ork stands over her, pulling out a knife. Ork:
Never did fear smell so sweet. Rei jumps onto its back and holds onto him around the neck. The Ork manages to throw Rei onto the ground before stabbing her through the belly. Kanti
: Rei! Oh, shit, no
! The Ork soldier leaves the wounded Rei, knife still sticking from her stomach, and approaches Kanti. Ork:
Stand and face me, woman. Show some honour. Kanti stands and fights the Ork, which through its superior strength easily ends up on top of her, taking away her knife and now pushing it down towards her with both hands. Then, Kanti’s hands light up and the flames return – her whole hands are on fire. The Ork roars in pain and surprise and backs away, looking at its burned hands, before Kanti runs at him as the flames go out and tackles him to the ground. The Ork is still stronger and goes back to throttling her – but they’ve fallen near Rei, who yanks the knife out of her belly and jams it into the Ork’s chest. Ork:
The glory… The Ork dies. Kanti climbs off and approaches Rei, who suddenly brandishes a pistol. Kanti:
Whoa, Rei… Rei:
Duck! Kanti does so and Rei shoots the unseen Ork which was behind her. Kanti looks back to Rei, who is dealing with quite a lot of pain. Kanti
: Come on, you’re okay, you’re okay. Rei:
I can't walk. Kanti pulls up Rei’s uniform to see her stomach – the wound is gushing blood. Kanti
: Oh, shit… Rei:
That bad? Kanti:
It’s not great
Would you mind getting me out of here? An explosion, presumably artillery – Kanti looks down the bunker to see it shudder, rubble falling from the ceiling. Kanti
: Yeah, course, no problem Kinsi, just stay with me, okay? Can you do that? Rei:
I’m gonna have to try. Pulling that knife out was pretty fucking stupid, huh? Kanti:
No comment. Come on. The player starts dragging Rei out of the bunker and outside. Across a pretty dangerous clearing are friendly lines. Kanti
: We've gotta get back to friendly lines! Kanti starts dragging Rei across the grass Rei:
On your left! Kanti shoots the Orks which appear from the left with her pistol and keeps going. Rei:
You’re gonna… have to tell me… how you did that fire thing. Kanti:
I will when I figure it out myself! They keep going. Kanti:
Not much further. Just keep pressure on that wound. Rei:
I’m trying! Kanti drags Rei to a wall of sandbags and clambers over them. Kanti
: We gotta take cover! Rei, in what is pretty clearly a painful endeavour, follows suit and lays in the mud. With her pistol, Kanti faces the Orks now coming for them. Ork:
Tasty, salty man-flesh! Rei:
How many? Kanti
: Too many! Once the Orks are dispatched, Kanti looks back down at Rei. Kanti
: We're clear! Come on! Kanti starts dragging Rei through the mud. Rei:
You call that fuckin' clear? They skirt the edge of the trenches – an Imperial soldier with a flamethrower is dousing a group of Orks in fire. They continue along the edge of the trench, which is lined with barbed wire and so inaccessible, at least for Rei. Rei:
I'm losing too much blood. I think. You need more than half, right? Kanti
: Just hang in there! I gotta find a clearing to get in the trench! Kanti places Rei down as smoke canisters pop, obscuring the next Ork wave to come their way. Ork (from somewhere in the smoke):
The clan will feast on you! Kanti
: Keep your head down! Rei:
Did you get 'em? Kanti
: They keep coming! How many of these fuckers are there?! After taking out four or five, Kanti turns back to Rei. Rei:
Watch out! Rei, with her sidearm, shoots down an Ork drone running at them from behind. Rei:
Still got it. Kanti:
Now’s our chance! Kanti keep dragging Rei along the edge of the trench, smoke from the Ork canisters obscuring everything. As she goes, an Ork grenade lands at her feet. Kanti:
Fuck! Kanti throws grabs it and throws it away. She sees an open area in the trench. Kanti:
Bingo! Kanti jumps down into the trench, up to her ankles in mud, then turns back to Rei. Kanti:
I got you! Rei rolls off the edge of the trench and lands in the mud at Kanti’s feet. A few more Orks appear from the smoke and Kanti shoots them down. She then looks down at Rei, who’s on the edge of losing consciousness, and then looks down the trench where more Ork infantry are coming at them. Kanti:
Oh, give us a break! Kanti takes them out. Then, she turns back to Rei and starts dragging her down the trench. Rei:
Oh, wow, I'm actually bleeding out. Kanti
: Just keep pressure on it! Rei:
I’m trying! I’m trying! Kanti:
Almost there! They reach some concrete steps – a friendly soldier is at the top. Soldier:
Come on up here! Move, move! Kanti starts dragging Rei up the stairs – the soldier runs down and helps. Soldier:
I got you! Two Orks come around the corner – someone on the top of the stairs shoots them both down. They reach the top of the stairs and find themselves in the middle of a friendly improvised triage centre. Kanti lays Rei down, whose face is very dazed, as she flicks off her helmet, blood trickling from her mouth. Kanti:
Okay. Stay with me. Healer! Nobody comes – everyone’s busy. Rei:
I need morphine. All the morphine. Kanti takes out a syringe of morphine, pulls off the cap with her teeth, and injects Rei in the thigh. Rei’s breathing is strained and painful. Kanti puts a hand under her head as a pillow. Kanti:
You gotta hang on. Those girls in Lutetia are waiting for you. Rei:
Of course. Rei:
I… uh… how about another look at your sister? Rei manages a smile, sniggering through the pain, and Kanti laughs, too. Kanti:
You’re infuriating. Rei:
It's okay. I can't see shit. I'm just gonna rest right here. Rei’s eyes close. Kanti:
No, no, no, you need to stay awake. Hey. Kanti puts her hand against Rei’s face, slapping her awake, and Rei’s eyes open. Rei:
I'm here. Rei makes eye contact. Rei:
Help me. Kanti:
I need a fucking Healer! A Healer finishes treating a wounded soldier and rushes over, taking over from Kanti in trying to stop the bleeding. Healer
: I got this! Go! Kanti looks back down at Rei. Kanti:
But… but I… Sokolov appears, standing over them. Sokolov
: Kanti! He'll take care of her. I need you with me. (to others
) Listen up! There's an Ork cannon just a little up the road. It's tearing up the beach – we’re gonna stop it. Let's roll! Kanti looks back down at Rei, who’s reaching out to her. Kanti takes her hand for a moment. Kanti:
Just stay alive, okay? For a moment, with Rei on the very edge of death, little flickers of her memories flash before Kanti’s eyes. We see her mother telling her she’s a disappointment, Rei sitting in a prison cell, and then being told by a recruiting officer that “the Army’s running out of men – we need some ladies ready to be heroes.” Then Kanti returns to lucidity and Rei’s face. Rei:
I promise. Their hands part and Kanti stands, grabbing a rifle, and joins the rest of the squad. Sokolov
: Check your ammo and grenades! Khand
: You heard him! Up the road, now! Kanti and the rest of the squad move out of the top of the bunker, along a field pock-marked with craters, then go onto a dirt road leading towards a farm. Kanti:
Moving up! Khand
: Let's move! Sokolov
: Be ready – these Orks don’t look like the surrendering type! You keep moving up the road, finding some dead cows as you go. Khand
: Move fast! They're shelling the beach to shit! You reach the target – a machine-gun nest is set up in a half-destroyed farmhouse and starts shooting at you as you appear. Sokolov
: MG in the hay loft! Take cover and take it out! After taking out the machine gun, you keep moving up to fight Orks among the farmhouses and hay bales. A large artillery cannon is in the centre and you move to clear it and secure the area, moving in a couple of the farmhouses to do so. Adlai:
Where’s all the civilians? Khand:
In the Ork’s stomachs, probably! Once you’ve cleared everything, silence seems to fall. Soldier:
Orks coming in from the south! A lot of them! Sokolov
: They’re gonna try to retake the cannon! We gotta hold this position! Khand:
Not a step backwards! The squad defends the position as a couple waves of Orks swarm towards them. You can use the machine gun posts in the upper floors of the farmhouses to help fight them off. Adlai:
There’s too many of them! Khand:
Hold! Have courage! Still the Orks swarm the field to the south – until explosions start to blow them away. Termite tanks appear from the left, their 45mm guns tearing through the Orks, which are either slaughtered or flee. Tao
: Our boys are coming in! Adlai
: Look at them scatter! Sokolov:
Alright, everyone. We mopped them up good. I don’t think they’ll be back. Khand:
Clear! Destroy that cannon! Kanti goes to the cannon and crouches down behind it. An Imperial soldier appears next to her. Soldier
: Thermite! The soldier carries a number of thermite charges inside his helmet like a bucket and empties them out in front of Kanti. Kanti lights one of them. Kanti:
Fire in the hole! Everyone backs away – you probably should too – and the thermite explodes. The cannon is destroyed. Sokolov:
Excellent work, Kanti. Alright, everyone, rally on me to the assembly point. Khand, I'll need a casualty report. We lost so many. Khand
: But we took the beach. Sokolov:
What a price. At the rally point, Rei is on a stretcher on the ground, a cigarette in her mouth as Tao is knelt next to her. Rei
: Kanti... Rei tries to sit up and Tao puts out a hand to encourage her to lay back down. Given the pain on Rei’s face, that’s probably a good idea. Tao
: Man, I thought I'd seen everything… Kanti:
She gonna be okay? Tao
: Yeah. They taped her up pretty good. Rei
: I should’ve stayed on the boat. Tao
: Oh, now she tells us. Kanti:
Hey, what you did back there… I owe you. Big time. Rei
: I’d say we're even. Kanti:
We'll see this through. Rei smiles. Rei
: To the end. I guess. Kanti:
Whenever that may be. Sokolov and Khand walk by behind Rei; Sokolov addresses everyone. Kanti glances up at them, then back at Rei, who just gives her a knowing nod, then stands as she looks back at their superiors. Sokolov:
Beachhead's secured. We'll bivouac at the second hedgerow after the ridge. It’s not over, everyone. Behind them, a couple of dead Orks are being examined. Adlai is taking photos of one while a soldier gently kicks the head of another. Soldier:
Stop kicking it. Soldier #2:
I don’t wanna. Khand regards Kanti. There’s blood in his beard. Khand
: Welcome to the Smiling Sixty Sixth. You're a long way from home, farm girl. Khand walks off. Sokolov watches Kanti, then approaches when Khand is out of earshot. Sokolov:
That’s his way of saying he’s grateful. You did well. Not bad for your first day. Kanti:
Thanks, sir. I, uh… Sokolov puts a hand on Kanti’s shoulder. Sokolov:
You'll be alright, child. Kanti:
Yes, sir. Sokolov pats her shoulder, nods, then walks off. Kanti looks down at her hands, covered in dirt and blood, which hold each other before slowly separating. Kanti:
Course I will. The level ends.
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2023.06.05 00:23 BigDddyCornbeef Can’t pick up legendary fish blown up with dynamite
So while fishing for the legendary Bluegill without the proper lure, I got frustrated and tossed in a stick of dynamite to make me feel better about my wasted time. I wasn’t expecting it to actually work, I was just blowing off some steam. To my surprise, it killed the legendary fish and I was able to swim out and retrieve it.
Now I decided to try that same trick with the legendary Perch, and no dice. I killed the fish with dynamite, went out to it, and it won’t let me pick it up. Is there something I’m doing wrong? I already tried pushing it to shore and it still didn’t let me retrieve it.
After some research online I now know where to get special lures so this will be my last dynamite fishing trip lmao. But I’d like to be able to pick this one up since I’m already here. Will it respawn if I leave?
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2023.06.05 00:13 DefaultUsername1123 chance a mid bay area business girlie!!
NOTE: im j doing this for fun, but it would be great to know what to improve on/what i can work on over the summer as i am a rising senior
Demographics: Gender, race/ethnicity, state, type of school, and hooks (URM, first generation, legacy, athlete, etc.) Asian female, unhooked, CALIFORNIA BABYY (bay area), toxic bay area public high school, income: 500k+ (or more, im not exactly sure LOL but think bay area),
Intended Major(s): Business Administration/MarketingACT/SAT/SAT II: SAT - 1510, ACT - taking in summer so idkUW/W GPA and Rank: 4.0 UW (maybe like 3.95 after this sem), max rigor cuz school doesnt do w, school doesn't rank but i'm top 9% or higher,
Coursework: AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores, etc psych (5), chinese (5), calc, bio, apush, lang, micro (pending for all). SENIOR COURSEWORK: ap stats, ap gov/econ, ap physics 1, ybook, money and banking, ap lit
- 2x state champ for fbla
- 5th place nationally fbla
- ap scholar w distinction (for this year)
- 1st place regional yearbook contest (norcal)
Extracurriculars: Include leadership & summer activities
- community service project - hosted women's history month celebration with 400+ attendees throughout, working more on it over the summer (workshops at library, etc) (10, 11, 12)
- founded summer internship program with citys chamber of commerce with 25+ interns (they had 2 interns before i founded their program, one of them was the president's daughter) (11, 12)
- managed a section of biggest festival in city, over 2000+ ppl attended festival (10, 11, 12)
- vp of fbla (9, 10, 11, 12)
- pres of student organization related to business, i planned a job fair w 300+ attendees district wide (and 15+ vendors including tesla) (10, 11, 12)
- 4+ marketing internships, including one at a organization founded at harvard innovation labs (10, 11, 12)
- eic of award winning ybook (we won pacemaker + silver crown last year) (11, 12)
- bobarista (11, 12)
- varsity girls basketball (9, 10, 11, 12)
- wharton lbw (11) - for this one i might change cuz tbh its undecided, but i want it related to business
Essays/LORs/Other: Optionally, guess how strong these are and include any other relevant information or circumstances. not ranking these bc idk, english teacher - writing tutor for her next year (5 ppl total out of all of her classes), vibed w her, math teacher - student tutor for her this year, shes lit the sweetest person ever and i have so many memories from her class
Schools: List of colleges, ED/EA/RD, etc (NOT FINALIZED - im applying to 15 total w UCs as 1 and CSUs as 1, so take this list w a grain of salt)
HarvardStanfordYaleCornellUpenn WhartonColumbiaSome UCs (Im applying to all of the UCs)NYUUMichUSCNotre DameWashU
UC San DiegoUC IrvineUC Santa BarbaraUC DavisBoston CollegeUniversity Illinois Urbana ChampaignUniversity of WashingtonBoston UniversityNortheastern UniversityBabson CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin MadisonBabson College
Indiana University-BloomingtonFordham University
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2023.06.05 00:02 Eden_Vp My(19F) mom's (49F) boyfriend is a narcissist and I need to help her
TL:DR at the end.
This is a long post, so strap yourselves in. Throwaway account due to confusion in passwords.
My mom (49F) and my dad (50M) have been divorced for 2/3 years now. I made a post about this before of how my mom dealt with that on my main.
During the divorce, she tried to blackmail me (19F) and my younger sister (17F) into disliking and distrusting my dad. This failed, and thus, she tried to guilt us into it instead.
She brought up how my dad abused her, pushed her down the stairs, in 2009, when I was 5 years old, and some more stuff about how he has blatant favoritism towards my younger sister.
This has been proven untrue, the favoritism, as he was too focused on me becoming 18 and dealing with the stress of the divorce, work, the house, and my grandparents during covid.
When me and my sister and I brought up the abuse, he admitted it to be true and never did anything like it ever again, which, when asked my mom, was also true.
We live full time with my dad, whereas my sister broke off all contact with my mom until she gets a formal apology for the trauma she's caused.
I still see her every now and again. My sister and I both have trauma. Being locked in her boyfriend's house from 9 AM to 5 PM or so without permission to grab food in the blazing summer and no open windows, my dog being tied to a pole outside when wet and shaking when we tied him loose, and constantly being told our money would get stolen by my dad and how terrible of daughters we were to her, etc.
Her boyfriend, (50-ishM), is a tall guy. He looks and talks like a sociable guy and looks honest and trustworthy.
We met him around the beginning of the divorce, the guy who my mom cheated on my dad with.
He tried to win us to his friendly side by giving us the food we wanted and cooking sushi with me. But he had comments about my sister's weight, which caused her to break contact soon after a year.
It wasn't until the last time my sister and I went together that we saw his true colors.
My sister hates being confronted about her weight, mostly because she's always been coddled about it. When confronted, she starts crying.
I tried to shift the subject by talking about how the first few court sessions went, mentioning how my grandpa told me he thought my mom's boyfriend was following him.
It was on camera, and I'd seen the footage, so I know it was true. He denied that he did anything and got mad at me. Really mad.
My mom sat there as her boyfriend stood up, towered over us, and screamed on our face about how my family was lying and he would never pull something like that, and that I'd better think twice before accusing him of stalking.
Both me and my sister were crying at this point, as I have trauma from being yelled at.
My mom sat there and did nothing. No words of comfort, no telling him get away, not even getting rid of his demeanor.
That was the last time my sister went, and they demanded to see her alone multiple times. She refused to do so and hasn't had contact since except for a few text fights.
I stayed home for a while after that too, focusing on school and stuff. We haven't seen my grandparents on my mom's side since covid started.
That was also the last time my mom took us anywhere outside of her boyfriends house.
Every time I was told that we were going somewhere, it was at his house. Never anywhere I felt safe anymore.
But when I asked, he was always there. I haven't felt comfortable since, but I kept going to her because she's my mom.
I felt obligated to go. She raised me for 16 years, I have to.
Our relationship stayed rather wobbly. Like a thin rope.
During the years, my mom's boyfriend went after my dad. Trying to steal money using the court, breaking in and stealing our house keys, deleting all of our baby pictures from the photo drive, and breaking the window by our door and denting the car.
Driving in front of the house, parking his car in ways my dad had no way out of the parking lots, following him around and threatening him in the grocery store.
Mind you, my mom was at every one of these situations and did nothing.
My dad let it go and made peace with it a few weeks ago. It took him a long time to accept mom wasn't the same woman he knew anymore. Especially because he still loved her during the divorce. I'm not sure if he still does.
My grandparents on my dad's side see the difference and are extremely disappointed in her.
We reported him for stalking multiple times and had to hang cameras by our doors to feel safe, which we eventually never did.
There was a time during winter where I got up early to go to school and discovered footsteps in the snow of our backyard. Leading to our door.
Safe to say I was terrified. I went to school that day feeling like I was being watched. This took a few weeks to get rid of.
I'm glad I discovered them and not my sister though. But my dad went through a lot with this divorce. So much so that even after my mom's boyfriend got reported to the police and got multiple warnings, my dad felt so unsafe in his own house we moved.
We found a place we finally felt we could start over, but due to the stalking behavior I was told not to say anything about the house or the move.
I obliged, not wanting to talk about it either.
To my shock, they already knew. Over the course a few weeks of me playing dumb, my moms boyfriend knew exactly where we were moving to, when we were moving out, and when we would pay off our old house.
He works in the field with marketing houses and stuff.
They called me pathetic that I couldn't speak freely to them and that being ordered not to talk about where her kids were going was like a kidnapping.
Another note, they like to drink wine.
There was a green wine bottle shattered in the backyard. Chardonnay. I stepped in a big piece with my bare foot. No wounds, but it hurt.
It was him, 100%. I know it was, because when I brought up I got hurt by a glass shard, my mom glanced at him with a worried expression.
Last week I went again, this time my mom opened up about how she felt that because of my lying I didn't see her a my mom anymore.
I do still see her as my mom and I still love her as my mom. But the trauma she inflicted on me and her refusal to listen made me feel horrible about not going.
Thats when I found the deeper worry.
My hairdresser likes to gossip and keep me and my dad updated, since all of our neighbors go to the same hairdresser.
Our neighbors and all of my moms friends, around the middle of the divorce, were asked to spy on my dad. They refused, and so my mom cut them out her life.
Her boyfriend started threatening them, saying they were never true friends if they wouldn't do that.
My mom's boyfriend is an emotionally manipulative narcissist.
She doesn't see it, because she cut all her friends because he said so. He's brainwashed her into his circle.
Even his friends think he's a self centered asshole.
He's very well known around the town as a woman abuser and narcissist who can't do anything wrong himself, but people put up with him because of his temper.
If I tell my mom anything, she's going to tell her boyfriend. I'm going to get people in trouble, and no matter what I do, I'm going to get the blame set on my dad, me, or anyone else in the family who has nothing to do with it.
I am terrified of her boyfriend, and I want my mom back. The mom that actually cared for me and my sister.
The mom who would never accept her boyfriend scarring her children.
There is much more that happened in between with my sister and her, but that might be for another time.
I want to break them up, but I have no idea where to begin. I can't talk to my mom and I can't go to the cops because I have no proof but a few people with statements who I'm barely friends with.
How can I make my mom see that he's bad for him? Or should I let her figure it out?
My boyfriend thinks she sit in the hole she dug and deal with it. He hates seeing me losing and gaining trust in my mom like a lost puppy, and I get where he's coming from.
I just don't want to leave my mom there, because I know I stop going to her, he'll have full control over her. And that's something I'll never allow such an asshole to do.
Any advise is welcome, I need the help. Also sorry if this became a bit unclear at the end, I was crying writing this.
My mom's boyfriend is emotionally manipulative and a narcissist and brainwashed her into believing everything is my dad's fault. I want to break them up.
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2023.06.04 23:54 capang9555 Happy pride month everyone! (See other slides and description)
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Some interesting knowledge to those who are new to SAABs. As we all know SAAB was ahead of it's time, that extends past their amazing vehicles! SAAB has always been a progressive car company making bold moves in the automotive industry. (I could rant about SAABs innovations all day long) But few people these days know that SAAB was actually the world's first car company to market it's cars to the LGBTQ community. They did it first in the 90s, back then it was unheard of for a car company to market itself towards the LGBTQ community and honestly quite risky, but SAAB was all about taking risks and being ahead of the curve! SAAB always tended to attract a more progressive customer base so it made sense to market towards the LGBTQ community. That bet paid off as the LGBTQ community fell in love with these cars! submitted by capang9555 to saab [link] [comments]
So there's a new fun SAAB fact for you! Happy pride month everyone! 1st photo is my 9-3 convertible